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World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

Sports
Former England trio Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will join the BBC's Fifa World Cup 2018 coverage from Russia next month.Germany's 1990 World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, Ivory Coast's all-time leading scorer Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta, who played for beaten finalists Argentina in 2014, will add an international perspective to the Match of the Day studio in Moscow.The BBC will televise 33 live games, including England's two opening Group G matches against Tunisia and Panama. Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker leads the BBC coverage throughout the tournament, which starts on 14 June. ...
Hardest part of work for autistic adults is getting a job, survey says

Hardest part of work for autistic adults is getting a job, survey says

Health
May 10 (UPI) -- From computer programming and factory work to acting and retail, autistic adults have a skill set that mirrors the wide spectrum of their disorder, but they face challenges and perceptions that non-autistic workers don't encounter. These challenges include tougher obstacles to getting and retaining a job, according to a new survey that found more than two-thirds of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder are unemployed or underemployed. In the first global study on employment of adults with ASD, adults in the United States, Sweden and Australia were asked about work interests, satisfaction and frustration of obtaining and keeping a job, and doing so despite issues with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The findings were presented Wednes...
Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial

Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTeenagers in Great Britain are being asked to take part in a study to learn if immunising them against meningitis B could protect them and other people.The NHS wants 24,000 to take part in the Oxford Vaccine Group's Be On The Team trial, which is helped by National Institute for Health Research funding.Bacteria at the back of the throat can cause meningitis and the study will see if vaccination can stop this happening.The trial will take place in four waves of recruitment over the next two years.Control groupEach of the teenagers who chooses to participate, in Year 12 in England or the equivalent in Scotland and Wales, will be put into one of three groups of 8,000 participants and will receive two doses of one of two vaccines.Two of these groups ...
Imported guard dogs deployed as part of US wolf-sheep study

Imported guard dogs deployed as part of US wolf-sheep study

Technology
Federal scientists say a four-year study involving nearly 120 guard dogs imported from Europe and Asia found the animals do well protecting sheep from wolves and better than traditional guard dogs deterring coyotes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture supplied Cao de Gado Transmontanos (COHN day GAH'-doh TRANS'-mahn-tan-ohs), Karakachans (kah-RACK'-a-chans) and Kangals (KAN'-gahls) to guard sheep in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. Scientists say they're still analyzing information from fieldwork that includes remote cameras and GPS collars from the dogs that can weigh up to 140 pounds (64 kilograms). The dogs were gathered as puppies in Portugal, Bulgaria and Turkey and sent to the American West, where they spent four years guarding sheep. Environmentalists say guard dogs c...
Budget on February 1, first part of budget session from January 29 to Feb 9

Budget on February 1, first part of budget session from January 29 to Feb 9

Finance
The Union Budget would be presented on February 1 this year as well, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar today informed. He also said that first part of the budget session would take place from January 29 to February 9. "First part of budget session to be held from 29 January to 9 February, budget to be presented on 1 February. The second part to be held from 5 March to 6 April," said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. President Ramnath Kovind will address the joint sitting of the two Houses on January 29 and the Economic Survey will be tabled on the same day. The government had advanced the Budget date to February 1 in September 2016. Earlier, the Union Budget used to be presented on the last working day of February. The Winter session of Parliament has e...