Tobacco industry using ‘deadly’ tactics to hook kids: WHO

first_imgTopics : Replacing dead users Vinayak Prasad, coordinator of the WHO’s No Tobacco Unit, said the industry was spending $1 million per hour on marketing.”They’re doing it to find replacement users: eight million premature deaths each year,” he said.Data from 39 countries showed that around nine percent of children aged 13 to 15 were now using e-cigarettes, while a huge increase in their use had been witnessed in the United States, said the WHO.As for claims that e-cigarettes are safer, Krech said: “All tobacco products are harmful.”Adriana Blanco Marquizo, who heads the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, added: “Smoking a cigarette is so dangerous, it’s very difficult to find something that is more dangerous.”The physician said the prevalence of smoking was going down but also, the absolute number of smokers was declining for the first time, despite the global population increasing. “WHO calls on all sectors to help stop marketing tactics of tobacco and related industries that prey on children and young people,” the UN health agency said.”The tactics are very mean by the tobacco industry,” said Rudiger Krech, the WHO’s director of health promotion.”In some countries where it’s not regulated you find tobacco products close to candy in the supermarkets,” he told a virtual press briefing.”You find ‘advisers’ going into schools to educate young children on using e-cigarettes; you find giving out free cigarettes in developing countries. Tobacco companies are deliberately using “deadly” tactics to target children and get them hooked on smoking, the World Health Organization said Friday.The WHO said cigarette firms were still trying out all manner of ways to get youngsters lighting up — and it was no accident that the vast majority of smokers start before they turn 18.Ahead of its World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, the WHO said 44 million children aged 13 to 15 were smoking, while many more pre-teens could be added to that number.center_img “They’re targeting these children and adolescents. Ninety percent of all smokers start before 18, and that’s deliberate: it’s not a mistake.”What they do is deadly.” Logo on face masks Krech said that during the coronavirus lockdown, there had been a “huge uptake” of people trying to give up smoking — and the industry had responded.During the COVID-19 crisis, some tobacco companies have been putting their logo on free face masks.The industry has offered doorstep delivery during quarantine and, in some countries, lobbied for tobacco products to be listed as “essential”, the WHO claimed.”They see their market go, so that’s why they don’t leave anything open where they can interfere,” said Krech.The WHO on Friday launched a classroom toolkit aimed youngsters aged 13-17 to show them how the tobacco industry tries to “manipulate them into using deadly products”.It also called on social media platforms to ban the marketing of tobacco products.Blanco Marquizo said that adolescents could be empowered to protect themselves “when they understand the intentions of an industry that really wants them hooked in an addictive behavior just in order to keep their profits”.Nicholas Martinez, a 17-year-old from Florida’s 6,500-strong group Students Working Against Tobacco, said it was “the only product that if you use it the right way — the way it’s intended — it will kill you.”It’s a cool thing? It’s more cool to be smart, and alive when everybody else is dead,” he said.last_img read more

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South Korea’s Oct LNG imports down 15 pct YoY

first_imgPyeongtaek LNG import terminal (Image courtesy of Kogas)Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into South Korea, the world’s second-largest buyer of the fuel, dropped 15 percent in October, according to the customs data.The country imported 2.76 million mt of LNG in October as compared to 3.25 million mt in the corresponding month the year before.Qatar regained its position as the dominant supplier of LNG to South Korea after Australia took over as the country’s top supplier within a month in September.The world’s largest exporter supplied 0.85 million mt to South Korea in October, However, Qatari imports fell by 0.32 million mt or 27 percent on year.Qatar is still by far the largest supplier to South Korea looking at the whole year with 9.1 million mt supplied in the January-October period.Indonesian volumes rose last month by 16 percent to 0.42 million mt while Australian LNG supplies to South Korea dropped 24.5 percent on year to 0.40 million mt.The remaining volumes imported into South Korea last month were sourced from USA, Russia, Oman, Brunei, Malaysia and Peru.In the January-October period, South Korea imported 30 million mt of LNG as compared to 26 million mt in the same period last year.South Korea is expected to continue boosting its imports of the chilled fuel for power generation as part of a plan to reduce reliance on coal and nuclear plants. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

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Otto expands U.S. Gulf of Mexico acreage

first_imgOtto Energy has entered into a joint venture with Hilcorp Energy which will see it earn a 37.5% working interest in an eight-well portfolio of prospects in the Onshore/Near Shore USA Gulf Coast (Gulf of Mexico).The wells will be drilled by Hilcorp, a highly experienced, privately-owned operator based in Houston, over the next 18 months.Under a Joint Exploration and Development Agreement (JEDA) with Hilcorp Energy Otto has committed to an eight-well drilling program with an estimated cost of US$75 million (100%).Otto will earn a 37.5% working interest by paying 50.0% of the costs of drilling and either setting casing or plugging and abandoning the well plus lease acquisition costs at each of the eight prospects. The estimated cost of the commitment to Otto is US$37.5 million. US$4 million will be paid immediately to cover initial land and other costs.Otto has said it has a clear strategy to grow production in the Gulf of Mexico to 5,000 boepd by the end of 2020.“More specifically Otto’s target area for new opportunities lies within the Pliocene, Miocene and Oligocene reservoir systems of the US Gulf of Mexico shelf and Gulf Coast where capital costs are manageable for Otto and the availability of infrastructure means the time from discovery to production is short,“ the company said.Otto’s Managing Director, Matthew Allen, commented: “This program provides an outstanding opportunity to execute our strategic objective of becoming a 5,000 boepd producer in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of 2020. It represents an exciting time for Otto shareholders, with the program complementing our near-term exploration campaigns at Bivouac Peak in the GoM and in Alaska.“The eight independent prospects announced today are in our geological and geographical sweet spot and provide a unique opportunity to substantially grow our Gulf of Mexico business in one transaction with an outstanding operator and partner in Hilcorp.”last_img read more

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UPDATE: West Indies take early wicket in final test!

first_imgLocalNewsSports UPDATE: West Indies take early wicket in final test! by: – April 23, 2012 Tweet Share Share 32 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Shane Shillingford. Photo credit: Windies CricketElecting to bat first on a pitch which looked to offer some assistance to the opening bowlers, Australia closed out the morning session on 69 for the loss of 1 wicket.The decision to bat first appeared to be a wrong one when opener Ed Cowan, went first ball in the second over, LBW to Ravi Rampaul, with the score on 1. However vice captain Shane Watson and opener, Warner withstood some pretty accurate bowling by both Rampaul and Kemar Roach, and then by Captain Sammy taking their side to lunch with no further loss of wickets.Warner was however dropped in the slips by West Indies Captain, Sammy, from the bowling of Rampaul, a mistake that may well prove costly to the West Indies.Dominican born, Shane Shillingford, whose introduction into the bowling attack was greeted with thunderous applause, bowled 4 overs accurately from the off spin.At the lunch interval, Australia are (69 for 1) with David Warner on (28) and Shane Watson on (30 ), Rampaul being the only successful bowler having taken 1 wicket for (22 ) runs in (9) overs with 4 maidens.The West Indies team members are:Darren Sammy (captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh Jr, Kraigg Brathwait, Dre Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsing Deonarine, Ravi Rampaul comes in for Fidel Edwards, Assad Fadadin, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach and Shane Shillingford- the first Dominican to play test cricket on home ground.The Australia team members are:Michael Clark (captain), Shane Watson (vice-captain), Ed Cowan, Peter Forrest, Ryan Harris (man of the Match in Barbados will play, he was rested in Trinidad), Ben Hilfenhaus, Mike Hssey, Nathan Lyon, Pater Nevill, James Pattinson, Ricky Pontin, Peter Siddle, Mitchel Starc (1st game of season), Matther Wade and David Warner.Australia won the first test, the second ended in a tie and the Windies are determined to win the final to level the series.[nggallery id=161]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Atalanta crush Valencia 4-1 in Champions League first leg

first_img Loading… The Italians will take their three-goal advantage to the Mestalla for the return leg courtesy of two goals from Hans Hateboer, and one each from Josip Ilicic and Remo Freuler. read also: Atalanta ride wave of remarkable run in Champions League Denis Cheryshev gave Valencia consolatory away goal on 66 minutes, but they look out of the tie at this stage. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Atalanta ran out 4-1 winners over Spanish side Valencia in the first leg of their Champions League tie. Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?last_img read more

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Napoli president urges fans to be ‘patient’ with match-rusty Osimhen, UEFA

first_imgNapoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has urged fans to be ‘patient’ with Victor Osimhen, hit back at kit design complaints, former coaches, the Government, and UEFA. The patron attended the first pre-season training session on Monday, in which striker Osimhen scored his opening goal. “The fans ought to be patient with him because Osimhen hasn’t played in seven months and still needs to get to know Italian football,” De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss. Promoted Content8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeMeet The World’s Most Striking Animals Here7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon Napoli are so far the only Serie A team to have fans attending pre-season training, thanks to ticket sales and social distancing to keep COVID-19 at bay. read also:Osimhen to make Napoli debut in pre-season friendly on Friday “I hope that we can open the stadiums up very soon too because playing behind closed doors is an own goal for all of Italian football. You are offending millions of fans who could then turn their backs on you, so be careful.” De Laurentiis also had a message for ex-Napoli coaches Maurizio Sarri and Carlo Ancelotti. “Gattuso lets nobody off the hook. If you want to prove yourself for this club, you have to give everything, not be semi-resting the way we had in the recent past… “It’ll be an interesting season, as Juventus have Andrea Pirlo, Inter have reinforced, Roma are under new ownership, Fiorentina will try to do better in their second year. “However, it’s pointless spending money if we then have to play behind closed doors, it’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard! Just because we’ve got the Euros coming up next summer doesn’t mean we have to destroy the club teams by playing three times a week. “Nobody ever raises their voices to complain. UEFA are supposed to be working for us, not us working for UEFA. I want to see what happens when knee ligaments start popping all over the place.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “I urge the fans to give him time and space, so he can help the team. Rino Gattuso won’t give anyone an easy time. I see every now and then the media say I paid €47m! Evidently I ought to start publishing the contracts. In Germany, where they are very reliable, they always talk about gross wages and not net.” This wasn’t the only message the President had towards Napoli supporters. “We’ll put the new kit on sale from August 27. I saw your complaints, but someone who complains cannot be a real Napoli fan. We chose the red colour of the sponsor along with designer Kappa because it had the most aesthetically pleasing design.”last_img read more

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Messi’s father tells PSG about his son interest in Man City

first_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… read also:Inter won’t give up on Messi The French champions and Champions League finalists were reportedly politely told Messi already has his mindset on City. Jorge Messi is understood to have touched down in England yesterday for talks with City. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, is aspiring to join Manchester City this summer. That’s according to L’Equipe, which are reporting Messi’s father has informed Paris Saint-Germain of his son’s desire to move to Manchester City. PSG’s sporting director Leonardo reportedly contacted Jorge Messi to express the club’s interest in the Barcelona star.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Cases continue to rise locally

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 314 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of Tuesday. A total of 48,626 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 530,075 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 9.2% positive rate and 19 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,524 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 233 cases and 23 deaths reported, Decatur County has a total of 255 positive cases and 32 deaths, Franklin County has 126 positive cases and 8 deaths and Ripley County has 112 positive cases and 7 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.last_img

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Bucksport names Dave Gross next head wrestling coach

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Postscenter_img BUCKSPORT — For the past three years, coaching on the Bucksport wrestling team has been a team effort. Come next season, that team will have a new leader.Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Bucksport has operated using a four-man coaching staff led by a former state heavyweight champion, Dan Ormsby. Although Ormsby will not return to coach another season next year, the Golden Bucks had another championship winner waiting in the wings.Bucksport named Dave Gross its newest head wrestling coach at the Regional School Unit 25 Board meeting Tuesday. The decision came three months after Ormsby told The Ellsworth American he would be stepping away from the team, which will remain in the hands of a program legend.“It’s a dream come true for me,” Gross said. “This is the place I wrestled as a kid and the place that made me, and to get the chance and to have this opportunity here, it’s absolutely incredible.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGross and Ormsby, who spent six seasons as Ellsworth’s head coach from 2008-14 before returning to his hometown, were pieces of a strong coaching staff that also included Robby Perkins and Shawn Costigan. That group that helped Bucksport establish itself as a strong program in Class B as the team saw a massive increase in numbers.Following Bucksport’s most recent season, though, Ormsby announced he would not return to coach the team in 2018-19. He wanted to use his master’s degree in education to get further into administration, and when he received an over to become dean of students for elementary and middle schools at Searsport-based RSU 20, he decided to accept it.“I decided that 10 years of head coaching was enough,” Ormsby said. “I wanted to spend some more time watching my daughter’s last two years in high school. It was a good run, and hanging up the shoes was the best choice.”For Ormsby, Gross becoming the next head coach seemed the logical next step in the process. Although Ormsby himself was not personally involved in the final decision, he had a strong feeling his former partner would ultimately be the man to take the reins.David Gross wrestles Erskine Academy’s Jakob Peavey in the Class B heavyweight title bout Feb. 18, 2017, at Bucksport High School. Gross won the match to form a father-son state championship duo along with Dave, who won the heavyweight division crown over Jason Mowry of Wells in 1996. FILE PHOTO“Dave is really good with kids, and he’s been a big part of building the core values of our program and creating that foundation for a good team culture,” Ormsby said. “He was who I figured would take over when I said I would be stepping away.”Gross was crowned heavyweight state champion in 1996 when he pinned Jason Mowry of Wells at the end of the second period. An inspired Ormsby won a heavyweight title of his own four years later when he pinned Dexter’s Ethan Hight in 1 minute, 43 seconds.Yet Gross isn’t the only member of his family with a championship pedigree. His older son, David, won the heavyweight state title as a freshman in 2017 in front of his home crowd at Bucksport High School, and his younger son, Jaxon, was middle school state champion this past season.“He’s been working hard his whole life, and he’s always driving me to be great and supporting me no matter what,” David said. “Wrestling is a big part of my family, and even though he’s coached me a long time, it’s going to be so awesome to have him as head coach now.”Gross will spend time as one of numerous assistant coaches on the Bucksport football team this fall, but come winter, his No. 1 focus will be wrestling. With talented seniors returning and an accomplished feeder program established at the middle school level — Bucksport was 1 1/2 points short of the Pine Tree Wrestling League title this year — the Golden Bucks are set up well for the years to come.“I think we’ve accomplished a lot as a program these past few years, and I’m definitely hoping to build on that even more,” Gross said. “This is my hometown. I wrestled here, and now my kids were raised here. To get this job is a blessing, and I hope to do some great things.”Bucks appoint football assistant, JV coachesBucksport made three other coaching appointments at the board meeting. Dale Tozier was named an assistant coach for the football team, and Rich Rotella and George Watkins were named head coaches of the junior varsity softball and boys’ soccer teams, respectively.“We are very excited to find such great coaches at BHS,” the school said in a statement last Tuesday. “We know they are just as excited [as we are] to get started.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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Cricket News Cheteshwar Pujara’s milestones with Rahul Dravid is the mother of all coincidences

first_imgNew Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara was earmarked as the successor to Rahul Dravid when the India batsman announced his retirement from international cricket in 2012. Pujara had many of Dravid’s traits, which included calmness, tight technique, solid defence and the ability to bat at No.3 for the Indian cricket team in Test cricket. During the Adelaide game against Australia, Pujara cemented his reputation as the Wall of the Indian cricket team when he scored a century on the opening day of the series to give India something to smile. Following his knock, Pujara reached the milestone of 5000 runs but it also created several remarkable coincidences with Dravid’s record.Pujara achieved the 5000-run milestone in his 108th innings, the same number it took for Dravid to reach the landmark. The coincidences of records goes even further. When Pujara reached 3000 runs, he achieved it in 67 innings, the same as Dravid. When the Saurashtra right-hander went past 4000 runs in Tests, he took 84 innings to achieve it. Remarkably, Dravid took the same amount of time.Read More | Cheteshwar Pujara shows value of defence and application in AdelaideThe coincidences do not end there. Pujara’s 123 was his first hundred in Australia and 16th overall. Dravid, during the 2003 Adelaide Test, smashed 233, which was his 16th Test century and also his first in Australia. In a twisted way, even getting to the milestone was same. Dravid hooked Jason Gillespie to fine leg for a six to reach his hundred while Pujara hooked Hazlewood over fine leg to go past 5000 runs.Read More | Nathan Lyon concedes unwanted world record, enters this double centurySpeaking in the press conference at the end of the day, Pujara said this was the most important knock of his life. “I can’t rate if it was one of the best but the teammates were appreciating, they were saying it was one of the best,” Pujara said.With so many milestones achieved in a similar way, it can be safely surmised that Pujara is the new Dravid in Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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