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73% of men would rather die than give up meat

73% of men would rather die than give up meat
Aug 4 2021 Share

Are you willing to reduce your lifespan by up to 10 years in order to keep eating meat? Well, that is what almost three quarters of men claimed in a study of 1,000 people – revealing how committed to the carnivore diet most men are. The same research also highlighted how both men and women perceived meatier diets to be more masculine at 47%. Commissioned by ‘No Meat May’, a group which encourages people to give up meat for the month, the survey sampled individuals from Australia for the research. 

Group co-founder Ryan Alexander pointed out rather shockingly how most men were not convinced of the health benefits of meat free diets despite evidence to the contrary and that they would rather die earlier than give up that juicy steak or delicious hamburger. Even though significant research and evidence piled up shows how eating meat and even other animal products increase risks of cancers, heart diseases, obesity and other ailments, many men were either not aware of the facts, denied them or simply didn’t care. 

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Bernard Grech hits out at power cuts during scorching heat wave

Bernard Grech hits out at power cuts during scorching heat wave
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A statement by Enemalta reveals how damage to its network due to a record demand for electricity supply and ongoing heatwave led to power cuts in several households. The demand for electricity reached a record level of 561MW yesterday, up from Malta’s first 2021 heatwave towards the end of June which registered at 536MW.

July 2019 recorded the previous daily electricity demand record at 510MW, with Enemalta stating that this significant increase, coupled with the scorching temperatures, caused damages to the low-voltage network. Enemalta apologised for the inconveniences, reassuring that the work to reduce the power outage durations is being done. 

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The Opposition leader Bernard Grech expressed his sentiments on the power-cut situation, stating that ‘in the midst of another heatwave, thousands of Maltese are suffering power cuts everyday and are ending up without access to basic necessities such as fans, air conditioners and appliances’. 

The PN leader describes the fact that a government which acts as the best in Europe cannot provide basic necessities such as electricity is shameful. He pitches the Nationalist Party’s promise of seriously investing in a system of production and distribution to ensure that no such power cuts will occur. 

Enemalta has stated that €12 million were invested last year, along with €6 million this year, to upgrade the distribution network to meet increased demand. 

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Sky Brown becomes Britain’s youngest ever Olympic medallist

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Today, 13-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown became Britain’s youngest ever Olympic medallist after winning bronze in the women’s park skateboarding final. Sky was only defeated by Japanese duo, Kokona Hiraki and Sakura Yosozumi who are 12 and 19-years-old.  The youngest ever Olympic medallist was 10-year-old Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras, winning bronze in 1896.

 

 

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Sky has amassed over 1 million followers on her Instagram page, which is run by her mother. The skateboarder went viral in the UK because of her insane natural talent, so much so that when skateboarding became an Olympic sport many wanted her to go to Tokyo despite her young age. The British Olympic Association took the risk but also took the rewards as Sky won bronze.

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First successful male contraceptive pill tested on humans

First successful male contraceptive pill tested on humans
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American scientists have successfully completed a trial of male contraceptive pills on humans. Despite such contraceptive measures being common for women, men will soon be able to contribute in their own way so as to avoid any unwanted pregnancies.  When used for a month, the levels of two hormones needed for sperm production dropped drastically. With 40 participants used a pill daily for a month, with 10 of the men picked at random to take a placebo. 

Most men in the trial did not have any side effects, and the few who did reported fatigue, acne and headaches – which are side effects women using contraceptive pills are all too familiar with. Five of the men reported a slightly decreased sex drive and two reported mild erectile dysfunction which somehow did not affect sexual activity. All safety tests were passed with side effects reversing after the pill was stopped. None of them allegedly stopped taking the pill as a result of the side effects. Despite further tests being required, it was shown how the pill decreases sperm production whilst preserving libido.

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