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X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

Entertainment
If you tuned into the X Factor on Saturday, you might recall footage of excited contestants enjoying the high life in business class.The 24 hopefuls were on Aer Lingus flights to glamorous locations such as Los Angeles for Judges' Houses.But all was not what it seemed - a fellow passenger saw the contestants moved to economy once filming stopped.An Aer Lingus spokesperson said in a statement: "The contestants were shown sampling the business class cabins."The singers were seen posing for selfies and saying "first class" to the camera as they enjoyed drinks in the business class cabins. One said: "I could get used to this."Aer Lingus showed more footage on its Twitter account.Aer Lingus's statement in full read: "As part of Aer L...
WHO: Alcohol a factor in one in 20 deaths worldwide

WHO: Alcohol a factor in one in 20 deaths worldwide

Health
Sept. 21 (UPI) -- More than one in 20 deaths worldwide is alcohol-related, a new analysis by the World Health Organization showed. Using 2016 data, the 476-page report, titled, "Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018," indicates that more than three-quarters of the 3 million deaths involved men. Of all deaths attributable to alcohol, 28 percent were due to traffic accidents, self-harm, violence and other injuries. Another 21 percent were classified as digestive disorders, with 19 percent due to cardiovascular diseases. The remaining 32 percent were attributed to infectious diseases, cancers, mental disorders and other health conditions in which alcohol use was involved. "Far too many people, their families and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful use of alcohol thro...
Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor

Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor

Entertainment
Robbie Williams is to join the X Factor judging panel when the show returns to screens this summer, ITV has announced.The former Take That singer, 44, fills the vacancy left by long-standing judge Louis Walsh, who quit the show last month after 13 years.Louis Tomlinson will join the panel along with Robbie's wife Ayda Field, and long-term judge Simon Cowell.Sharon Osbourne will also be a judge - but only on the live shows that follow the pre-filmed auditions.The new judging panel was unveiled in central London on Tuesday ahead of the auditions, which are set to begin later this week.One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, 26, will take up his position after finding fame on the show in 2010.The Back to You singer appeared as a guest judg...
'Feel good' factor not CO2 boosts global forest expansion

'Feel good' factor not CO2 boosts global forest expansion

Science
Forests are increasing around the world because of rising incomes and an improved sense of national wellbeing say researchers.The authors refute the idea that increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are the key cause of the spread of trees. As countries become better off, farmers focus on good quality soils and abandon marginal lands, the authors say.As a result, trees are able to rapidly reforest these deserted areas.The study highlights the fact that between 1990 and 2015 forest growing stock increased annually by 1.31% in high income countries and by 0.5% in middle income nations, while falling by 0.72% in 22 low income countries. Several global climate models have attributed this change to what's termed CO2 fertilisation -...
Unintended weight loss identified as second highest cancer risk factor

Unintended weight loss identified as second highest cancer risk factor

Health
April 10 (UPI) -- When a person experiences an unintended weight loss, it is the second-highest predictor for some forms of cancer, according to an analysis of studies.Researchers at the universities of Oxford and Exeter analyzed the findings of 25 studies, incorporating data from more than 11.5 million patients collected between 1994 and 2015. They found that weight loss was linked with 10 types of cancer: prostate, colorectal, lung, gastro-esophageal, pancreatic, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, ovarian, myeloma, renal tract and biliary tree.Their analysis was published Monday in the British Journal of General Practice.Unintended weight loss in people older than 60 exceeded the 3 percent risk threshold for urgent investigation, according to guidelines by Britain's National Institute for Health Re...