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Physically demanding jobs may shorten men’s lives: Study


June 1, 2018

Despite much evidence that getting lots of physical activity bodes well for long-term health when it’s physical labor on the job, the opposite might be true. Researchers found that men whose jobs involve a lot of physical labor are 18 percent more likely to die prematurely than workers who sit at desks most of the day. The analysis looked at …

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Up to 60% of Pakistani mothers suffer from micronutrient deficiencies


June 1, 2018

Up to 60 per cent of Pakistani mothers and children suffer from micronutrient deficiencies as the country has the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rate at 37.7 per cent and the highest bottle feeding rate at 41 per cent. According to National Nutrition Survey, maternal nutrition and breastfeeding behaviour along with child underweight, wasting and micronutrient deficiencies are linked to more than …

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Stressed out middle-aged workers have higher risk of mental health issues


June 1, 2018

LONDON: Middle-aged adults who feel stressed, powerless or overworked on the job may be more likely to develop mental health problems in the coming years than more contented coworkers, a recent study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data from questionnaires completed by 6,870 workers in the UK who, at age 45, had never been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or …

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TDAP holds exhibition in Chile


June 1, 2018

  KARACHI  – Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Ministry of Commerce & Textile (Commerce Division) and Embassy of Pakistan, Buenos Aires (Argentina) organised “1st Pakistan Single Country Exhibition (Emerging Pakistan)” in Santiago (Chile) from 26th to 29th May at Estacion Mapocho. Leading Pakistani companies from textile, sports goods, surgical, pharma, handicrafts, cutlery, furniture and designer wear participated in the …

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U.S. allies hit back at Washington’s steel, aluminum tariffs


June 1, 2018

WASHINGTON/PARIS: Canada and Mexico retaliated against the U.S. decision on Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the European Union had its own reprisals ready to go, reigniting investor fears of a global trade war. The tariffs, announced by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a telephone briefing on Thursday, ended months of uncertainty about potential exemptions …

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Visa card network crashes across UK, Europe


June 1, 2018

Visa’s payment network crashed across the UK and Europe on Friday, sparking chaos as customers’ transactions were failed or being denied, according to a British newspaper. The company confirmed that it was suffering an outage and investigating the cause, The Guardian reported. The scale of the outage remains unclear. Visa customers across Europe took to Twitter saying that their payments were not …

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Implementation on IP Gas Pipeline Project to be reviewed in 2018-19


June 1, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum and Natural Resources Division has planned to review implementation on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project with its Iranian counterpart aims at finalizing all outstanding issues, especially in the wake of international sanction on the commodity supplier. “In the next fiscal year, the Division will review the implementation on IP project will be reviewed in consultation with the Iranian counterpart to discuss …

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Sri Lanka cricket chief hits back at Ranatunga


June 1, 2018

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket chief on Thursday lambasted former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga for casting a corruption shadow over the country’s 2011 World Cup defeat and in turn questioned Ranatunga’s actions as a player. Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said Ranatunga, who captained the country to its 1996 World Cup victory, should have followed “the right protocol” instead of raising …

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Nadal faces childhood pal Gasquet, Sharapova edges closer to Serena duel


June 1, 2018

PARIS: Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal breezed into the French Open third round and a clash against childhood friend Richard Gasquet on Thursday, as Maria Sharapova closed in on a potential reunion with longtime rival Serena Williams. Top seed and world number one Nadal, chasing an 11th title, swept past Argentinian Guido Pella 6-2, 6-1, 6-1, showing no signs of the …

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West Indies too strong for World XI in charity match


June 1, 2018

LONDON: Evin Lewis’ quickfire fifty and economical bowling from spinner Samuel Badree saw the West Indies to an emphatic 72-run victory over the World XI in the Hurricane Relief Twenty20 Challenge at Lord’s on Thursday. Lewis struck 58 off 26 balls, including five sixes and as many fours in a West Indies ‘ total of 199 for four where Marlon Samuels contributing 43 and Denesh Ramdin 44 not …

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