Thursday, 6 August 2015

New research links spicy foods to fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease and breathing problems

Spicy foods have been linked to fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease and breathing problems according to new research.
Scientists suspect capsaicin contained in chilli peppers, has anti-obesity, antioxidant, anti-inflammation and cancer fighting properties.

The research, published in the British Medical Journal, was based on a study of 487,000 Chinese people, each aged between the ages of 30 and 79.

Professor Kevin McConway of the Open University, said: ‘It’s important to realise that the study gives very little encouragement for the stereotypical English pastime of going out for several pints of beer and a hot curry.

‘The relationship between eating spicy food and a lower death rate was apparent really only in people who didn’t drink alcohol at all.’

Student whose neighbour was attacked invents GPS rape alarm that tells police the victim's exact location

Rebecca Pick, whose neighbour was attacked by a stranger while taking her rubbish out two years ago has invented new rape alarm that alerts police and can also be used to give evidence in court.

It inspired the 22 yr old student from Glasgow to come up with a gadget to make women safer and in March 2014, the entrepreneur developed the 'Personal Guardian device', which is so small it can be attached to a bra strap, belt or any other piece of clothing.

The device can use a mobile phone to tell police the exact location of the attack.

The small device, which will be released in the next two months, has two large buttons on either side and measures 6cm by 3.5cm.

If the device is still activated accidentally, staff at the monitoring station should be able to tell and the wearer can deactivate the alarm by pressing it again.

Once the buttons are pressed, their phone rings confirming the activation.

The alert is then sent through to the police as well as a chosen number, so a partner or parent will receive a message.

Once the call is connected to a monitoring station, it is automatically recorded.

Rebecca explained: 'The trained monitors then listen carefully and can tell if you are in danger from changes in your breathing.

'They can tell if you're laughing or screaming and can authenticate the call.

'I hope the recordings can then be used in court cases.'

The monitoring centre has software that can isolate and magnify sounds so they can judge whether there is a scuffle or a conflict.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Legendary TV Presenter and Singer Cilla Black dies at 72

Legendary TV presenter and singer Cilla Black has been confirmed dead by the Spanish police in a statement...

“I can confirm the death of British national Priscilla White, aged 72,” Spanish police said.

A Spanish police officer added: “We are still awaiting autopsy results but everything at this stage is pointing towards her death being the result of natural causes.”
Most of the shutters were down at Cilla's house near Marbella on Sunday morning and there was no answer on the door. However, a light outside the property was on, a grey Seat Ibiza car was parked outside and the back patio doors appeared to be open. 

Police sources said they thought the death had occurred overnight and they believed Cilla, who suffered from hearing problems and arthritis, had jetted to Spain a few days ago with one of her three sons.
The Liverpoon-born star enjoyed her first taste of fame at the city's Cavern Club, where she performed alongside acts including The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
She went on to release 14 albums but later established herself as a TV personality, presenting hit shows including Surprise Surprise and Blind Date. 
In 1968, she became the first woman to have her own prime-time chat show on BBC One.

PHOTOS: Ghanaian actor Majid Michel renews wedding vows to wife of 10 years

Ghanaian actor Majid Michel renewed his wedding vows to wife of 10 years, Verna. The star studded ceremony took place yesterday at the La Palm Royal Hotel, Ghana.
See photos below:

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Photos from TV Presenter, Dec's star-studded wedding in Newcastle

39 yr old TV presenter, Declan Donnelly of the 'Ant and Dec' duo, tied the knot with Ali Astall in St. Michael's Church Newcastle this afternoon in front of a star-studded congregation.
Ant was his best man. The bride has been the duo's agent for over a decade. Celebrity guests included Holly Willoughby, Paddy McGuiness, Fearne Cotton, Phillip Schofield and Leigh Francis.