Home / 2018 / June / 23

Daily Archives: June 23, 2018

Ayala hints at problems behind the scenes after Argentina loss

NIZHNY NOVGOROD: A few hours had passed after Argentina’s worst defeat in 60 years yet one of their greatest defenders, probably one of the finest to play the game, was still in a state of shock and disbelief. Argentina’s current defence would probably the worst in its history yet the thought of them crumbling to Croatia, let alone being spanked …

Read More »

Hernandez hits half-century as Mexico battle past South Korea

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia: Mexico laid one foot in the World Cup´s last 16 and left South Korea on the brink of elimination after goals from Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela clinched a 2-1 victory in Rostov on Saturday. Hernandez became the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for his country, after 104 appearances, with Vela earlier opening the scoring through …

Read More »

Belgium on verge of World Cup last 16 after crushing Tunisia

SOCHI: Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard and one for Michy Batshuayi swept Belgium to a 5-2 victory over Tunisia on Saturday that put them in command of World Cup Group G and underlined their status as one of the tournament favourites. After racking up two wins and a goal difference of plus-six Belgium are virtually assured …

Read More »

Rashid reckons even full-strength Australia would struggle against England

LONDON: Adil Rashid believes England would be on the brink of whitewashing Australia 5-0 even if the world champions had been able to select their strongest one-day international side. England head into Sunday’s series finale at Old Trafford just one win away from completing their first 5-0 clean sweep in any format against Australia in more than 140 years of …

Read More »

Teens’ lack of sleep tied to high blood pressure, more body fat: Study

Adolescents who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and excess body fat, a U.S. study suggests. “Sleep matters,” said Dr. Elsie Taveras of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “Sleep quantity and quality are pillars of health alongside diet and physical activity.” Taveras and colleagues asked 829 teens …

Read More »

Workplace noise in daytime linked to sleep problems at night

TAIPEI: Being exposed to a noisy workplace all day may cause stress that carries over into the evening and reduces sleep quality, suggests a small study from Taiwan. Researchers found that when workers had higher occupational noise exposure, they had higher blood pressure and higher levels of the stress-hormone cortisol after work, and got less restful sleep that night, compared …

Read More »

Walking ability before heart surgery tied to brain function afterward

TOKYO: Older adults who are faster on their feet may be less likely to suffer cognitive problems after heart surgery than patients who have difficulty walking, a Japanese study suggests. All 181 patients in the study were undergoing non-emergency heart surgery at Nagoya University Hospital. Before surgery, researchers measured how far each participant could walk in six minutes and did …

Read More »

Uzbekistan projected to join hands with Pakistan’s pharmaceuticals

LAHORE: Uzbekistan Ambassador Furqat Sidiqov has insisted on Pakistan’s private sector to associate with Uzbek businessmen in the fields of pharmaceutical, textile, fertilizer and other sectors of economy. At the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), he expressed that Uzbekistan is enthusiastic when it comes to augment trade relations with Pakistan. Since both countries had great potential to cooperate with …

Read More »

US Dollar to stabilize at Rs124.50- ECAP decision

KARACHI: The Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan (ECAP) has come to a decision on Friday, not to let the US dollar cross Rs124.50 in the open market. A decision to this effect was taken after an embryonic meeting held a day earlier to discuss the ongoing rush in the prices of greenback. General Secretary Zafar Paracha, ECAP has recommended general …

Read More »

Local bourse continues to bleed after Moody’s downgrade

KARACHI: KSE-100, the benchmark index, lost 721 points to close at 41637.38 points on Friday, a day after Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the outlook on Pakistan’s rating to negative from stable. As the pressure from the previous session seeped into today’s trading session, the index continued to slide throughout the day, hitting the day’s low of 41561.76 points. The market opened …

Read More »