Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Apples: Incredible Benefits, nutrition, and tips

September 15, 2020 0

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"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with, but what makes this fruit so special? What health benefits are associated with eating apples? Let’s talk about it today,

As one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world, apples are continuously being honored as a "miracle food". And, here is why,

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease in adults.

Improving neurological health

A 2010 study published in the Sage Journal, found that quercetin (one of the antioxidants found abundantly in apples) was one of two compounds that helped to reduce cellular the death that is caused by oxidation and inflammation of neurons.
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Another study presented at the same conference and published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease suggested that apple juice consumption may increase production in the brain of the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine, resulting in improved memory among mice who have Alzheimer's-like symptoms. 

Reducing your risk of stroke

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A study involving more than nine thousand men and women showed that those who ate the most apples over a 28-year period had the lowest risk for stroke.
The researchers concluded that the intake of apples is related to a decreased risk of thrombotic stroke.

Lowering levels of bad cholesterol

Researches have proven that older women who ate apples every day had 23% less bad cholesterol (LDL) and 4% more good cholesterol (HDL) after just six months.
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Reducing your risk of diabetes

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Apples could also help lower your risk of diabetes. A study in Florida University involving 187,382 people found that people who ate three servings per week of apples, grapes, raisins, blueberries or pears had a 7% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not.

Warding off breast cancer

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There is growing evidence suggesting that an apple a day may help prevent breast cancer, according to a series of studies conducted by prominent Cornell Researcher Rui Hai Liu.
Liu said her research "the growing evidence that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, including apples, would provide consumers with more phenolic, which are proving to have important health benefits. I would encourage consumers to eat more and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables daily."


In a study published in the journal Food Chemistry in 2016, a team of researchers analyzed how the bioactive compounds of seven different varieties of apples - Granny Smith, Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Red Delicious - affected the good gut bacteria of diet-induced obese mice.
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The researchers found that, compared with all other apple varieties, Granny Smiths appeared to have the most beneficial effect on good gut bacteria. They suggest that their findings may lead to strategies that prevent obesity and its associated disorders.

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YouTube officially announces TikTok competitor and announced its new feature YouTube Shorts

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YouTube has finally announced TikTok is its competitor by launching its new feature YouTube Shorts, which looks and sounds a lot like the viral video app TikTok.

According to YouTube, Shorts is a “new way to express yourself in 15 seconds or less.” Users can use it to create and watch short-form videos right on the YouTube platform.

YouTube Shorts will deliver a number of tools to allow creators to make videos on their mobile devices. It will consist of a “multi-segment camera” that can combine separate clips, as well as speed controls and a timer and countdown so creators can create videos without needing to hold the phone. The library of music is also present you can use to record with.

Many of you might have noticed a new section on your YouTube homepage called Shorts. This row of videos will include all of your favorite creators’ YouTube Shorts content. Just like with TikTok, you’ll be able to easily swipe up or down in order to move to the next video. The platform will also recommend you its new Shorts content.

Word of YouTube Shorts first leaked in April this year. In YouTube’s official announcement, the company said it will first roll YouTube Shorts out in India. This makes perfect sense when you consider that TikTok was banned in that country in late June. 


Monday, July 27, 2020

Some Timeless Designs By Patola For Your Late Summer Wardrobe!

Patola is one of the new emerging designers in the fashion world. They have come up with brilliant designs and stuff for all the ladies out there. Either it is Ammi Ji or Ghar ki Choti, Patola is filled to the brim with the most enchanting fabric and unique one-off unstitched and pret wears at the most unbelievable prices you’d find in the city! 
The Archroma Award winner Patola has launched its another collection successfully. And, these designs are must-haves for your late-summer wardrobe. 

Don't believe us? Have a look, 

Our tip: It’s best to stick to pieces that are fun, flattering but can stay in your closet to the next year! 

Girls, you can wear these lawn shirts this summer season to flaunt more easy and breezy. Get them in reasonable prices.

So, ladies get these amazing prints before they are out of stock. You can contact them on 0303-9751696 or like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Patolafashionofficial or follow on Instagram @patola.official

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

COVID-19: Dexamethasone proves to be the first life saving drug for critical COVID-19 patients

US human trials begin for first antibody cocktail that might treat ...

The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, UK experts say.

The drug is part of the world's biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for coronavirus.

It cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators. For those on oxygen, it cut deaths by a fifth.

Had the drug had been used to treat patients in the UK from the start of the pandemic, up to 5000 lives could have been saved, researchers say.

And it could be of huge benefit in poorer countries with high numbers of Covid-19 patients.

The UK government has 200,000 courses of the drug in its stockpile and says the NHS will make dexamethasone available to patients.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was a genuine case to celebrate "a remarkable British scientific achievement".

"We have taken steps to ensure we have enough supplies, even in the event of a second peak."

Chief Medical Officer for England Prof Chris Whitty said it would save lives around the world.

About 19 out of 20 patients with coronavirus recover without being admitted to hospital.

Of those who are admitted, most also recover but some may need oxygen or mechanical ventilation.

And these are the high-risk patients dexamethasone appears to help.

The drug is already used to reduce inflammation in a range of other conditions, including arthritis, asthma and skin some conditions.

And it appears to help stop some of the damage that can happen when the body's immune system goes into overdrive as it tries to fight off coronavirus.

This over-reaction, a cytokine storm, can be deadly.

In the trial, led by a team from Oxford University, about 2000 hospital patients were given dexamethasone and compared with more than 4000 who were not.

For patients on ventilators, it cut the risk of death from 40 percent to 28 percent.

For patients needing oxygen, it cut the risk of death from 25 percent to 20 percent.

Chief investigator Prof Peter Horby said: "This is the only drug so far that has been shown to reduce mortality - and it reduces it significantly. It's a major breakthrough."

Lead researcher Prof Martin Landray said the findings suggested one life could be saved for:

  • every eight patients on a ventilator
  • every 20-25 treated with oxygen

"There is a clear, clear benefit," he said.

"The treatment is up to 10 days of dexamethasone and it costs about £5 per patient.

"So essentially it costs £35 (approx $NZ68) to save a life.

"This is a drug that is globally available."

When appropriate, hospital patients should now be given it without delay, Prof Landray said.

But people should not go out and buy it to take at home.

Dexamethasone does not appear to help people with milder symptoms of coronavirus who do not need help with their breathing.

The Recovery Trial, running since March, also looked at the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which has subsequently been ditched amid concerns it increases fatalities and heart problems.

The antiviral drug remdesivir, meanwhile, which appears to shorten recovery time for people with coronavirus, is already being made available on the NHS.

This article is taken from BBC 

Google Meet gets its own tab in phone's Gmail

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In April, Google assimilated its video call service Meet into Gmail on the web, making it possible to start or join a Meet call from Gmail with a single click. Google is also integrating Meet with Gmail on smartphones. 

On Tuesday, Google announced it is adding a new "Meet" tab in its Gmail smartphone app. In the tab, you'll see upcoming meetings that you have scheduled in Google Calendar, with the ability to join them with a tap. 

People would also be able to tap on "New meeting" to start a meeting, schedule a meeting in Google Calendar, or get a meeting the link you can share with others. Finally, if someone has a meeting code, he will be able to tap on "Join with a code" to enter the code and join the meeting. 

Users who don't need this functionality will be able to remove the Meet tab by going to Gmail's Settings, tapping on their account, and unchecking Meet.  You can find more details on how to start or join video calls from Gmail in Google's Help Center.  Google says the new features will be rolling out on both Android and iOS "in the coming weeks."

Google has been aggressively investing in Meet during the last few months, likely spurred by the growth of video conferencing usage during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made several important updates to the service, including a Zoom-like grid view and a new, low-light mode, and made it free for everyone in April. 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Pakistan’s first Virtual Fashion Show ‘Catwalk Cares’ kicks off

Pakistan’s first-ever virtual fashion show, ‘Catwalk Cares’ kicked off on 5th of June. The whole event was managed by Frieha Altaf. According to sources, the event will be aired on all digital platforms for three days starting 5 June.

The first-ever virtual fashion show is an ode to the front-liners who are working day and night to bring the pandemic under control. Altaf, CEO of Catwalk Event Management says that the purpose of the event is to honor our doctors and nurses who are risking their lives every day.

Sources claim, around sixteen to twenty fashion designers will be showcasing their designs and collections on the virtual show. Also, models, actors, and makeup artists will also grace the virtual fashion show. Yesterday’s event showcased collections from Amir Adnan, Huma Adnan. Khaadi, Maheen Karim, and many more. The varied designs were worn by top models and on a note of positivity, the designs can be delivered by the studio as well. Frieha is also asking celebrities to hop on board and support the cause.

The virtual fashion show is also an attempt to save the fashion industry from imminent doom. This is one way to promote our industry and boost sales online.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Top 10 most-known NEV brands

Qianlong Think Tank released the top 20 new energy vehicle makers worldwide in terms of brand influence on May 10.

The thinks tank evaluated new energy automakers based on Chinese language news, social media feedback, online complaints, production quality, services, innovation, and assets over the time spanning May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020.

It said technical innovation is an imperative driving force in developing a brand. In recent years, major NEV makers have seen growth in new technology applications and the number of patents.

The think tank also pointed out proactive practices in corporate social responsibility, such as donating money or medical supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak, will shape a positive brand reputation and help turn intangible assets into tangible capital.

Let's take a look at the top 10 brands,

Chinese electric vehicle startup Nio Inc exhibits its first concept model, Nio eve, at the 2019 Haikou International New Energy Vehicle Show. [Photo by Zhang Dandan/China Daily]

No 10 Nio

Score: 6.95


The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car, inspired by the Avatar movies, is displayed after an unveiling at a Daimler keynote address during the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, US, Jan 6, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

No 9 Benz

Score: 6.96


JEV showcases its Arcfox-branded electric vehicle at the Guangzhou auto show last year. [Photo by Li Fusheng/China Daily]


Score: 7.26


The Emgrand electric car, produced by Geely, featured at an auto show in Shanghai. The Emgrand has been widely praised by electric-car enthusiasts. [Photo provided to China Daily]

No 7 Geely

Score: 7.37


Visitors get to grips with BYD's Song Pro model at the Shanghai auto show in April 2019. [Photo source to China Daily]

No 6 BYD

Score: 7.56


Visitors browse information about BMW's plug-in hybrid i8 model at the Guangzhou auto show in 2019. [Photo by China Daily]

No 5 BMW

Score: 7.67


A GAC Aion LX is displayed at a car exhibition in Shanghai. [Photo source: China Daily]


Score: 7.77

A Volkswagen Golf GTE is charged during a workshop prior to Auto Guangzhou on Nov 16, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]

No 3 Volkswagen

Score: 8.14


An Audi e-tron is showcased at the 2020 Haikou International New Energy Vehicle and Connected Mobility Show in Hainan province. [Photo by China Daily]

No 2 Audi

Score: 8.25


No 1 Tesla

Score: 8.57

Tesla's China-made Model 3 vehicle is seen at an automobile experience shop in Shanghai, on Nov 22, 2019. [Photo by Xinhua]


PTA is given six weeks to decide whether to ban PUBG or not

Player Unknown Battleground (PUBG) is one of the most played games across the globe. The multiplayer shooting game has a huge community that is also residing in Pakistan. However, as per reports, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has been directed by the Lahore High Court to decide whether to ban the game in Pakistan after a petition from a citizen as Faizan Maqsood has been filed.

The petition stated that the game has an injurious effect on children and promotes violence. In addition to this, the petition also mentioned that the game has an adverse effect on children’s decision-making ability. Maqsood via the petition has requested to remove the game from the play store. Lahore High Court has given the directive to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to make a decision in six weeks. The filed petition only remarks removing the game from play store, nothing pertaining to the game being played on PC or consoles.

The game has already been banned in Jordan, Iraq, Nepal, and The Indian state of Gujrat for its violent nature. As per reports, Pakistani players feel the petition is totally uncalled for with many asking parents to control their children’s playtime rather than filing a petition to ban the game.

What do you think about this petition? Let us know in the comments section below.


Friday, May 8, 2020

Gollum actor from the lord of the rings is raising money for COVID-19 by reading the entire Hobbit series online

Gollum actor from the lord of the rings trilogy is raising money for COVID-19 by reading the entire Hobbit series online

The lord of the rings is the film series based on three epic adventure stories and has been a cinematic masterpiece. The plot revolving around one ring and powerful forces unrelenting search to find it ensues a story etched in our minds forever. However, the actor who played the wicked Gollum in the trilogy, Andy Serkis will read JRR Tolkien’s 1937 novel series during live sessions. His initiative is to raise funds for the rampant coronavirus inflicting havoc around the globe.

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Regarding this the versatile actor says:

‘So many of us are struggling in isolation during the lockdown, while times are tough, I want to take you on one of the greatest fantasy adventures are ever written, a 12-hour armchair marathon across Middle Earth whilst raising money for two amazing charities which are doing extraordinary work right now to help those most in need."

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Galaxy Bloom is the name of Samsung's new foldable phone, report claims

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Samsung's upcoming, vertically foldable smartphone will be called Galaxy Bloom. 
The name's not exactly new; it was a rumored codename for the smartphone since last October. But now, SamMobile reports that Samsung has actually revealed the Galaxy Bloom name as official at a closed CES meeting with partners. 
Other tidbits coming from that meeting, reportedly: Galaxy Bloom's design was inspired by a Lancôme makeup powder case, and Samsung plans to target women in their twenties with the product. 
The same report also confirms earlier rumors that the successor to the Galaxy S10 will be called Galaxy S20. Three models will be launched in February: Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra. 
One technical detail coming out of the report is that both the Galaxy Bloom and Galaxy S20 will support 8K video recording. And we've previously heard that the Bloom will have a 6.7-inch display and come with Android 10, which is expected but still a nice touch. 
In December, we've heard that the price for the Bloom will be surprisingly low at $845. This, while unconfirmed, would make it a lot more affordable than the $1,980 Galaxy Fold, and would make it the first foldable phone from a major manufacturer that's available under a thousand bucks (Motorola's foldable Razr, which has a similar form factor, costs $1,499). 
The launch date for both devices is Feb. 11. The actual successor to Galaxy Fold is slated to be launched later in the year, per previous reports. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Ayeza Khan Reveals Struggles Of Being a Celebrity Mother And We Are Totally Obsessed With Her!

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As the year is ending, and the ‘New Year New Me’ posts are about to hit social media real soon. Nevertheless, before that comes the ‘lessons I learned this year’ posts and the ‘people who stuck by me through thick and thin’ stuff and all other kinds of emotional and sentimental accounts one could possibly think of.
Speaking of which, in a recent post on Instagram, Ayeza Khan also uploaded a picture of herself with an appreciation post, thanking everyone who supported her through a tough year as a celebrity, mother, wife, and daughter. During this, she went onto say that her hard work has gained her a lot of support from her fans, which gives her power and makes her a superwoman.

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Dr. Rabail.... #koichandrakh Before this year ends, i personally wanted to thank everybody for giving so much love and appreciation. Honestly, waking up at 7am, making lunch box exciting everyday, dropping hoorain to the school, coming back and waking up rayan and feeding and getting him ready and dropping him to my mom’s place and sometimes requesting her to come to my house in the morning and then having breakfast with my husband and leaving for the work and in btw try to come home whenever possible and, monitoring the kids on phone all day and coming back to home and again feeding, bathing, choosing the princess or batman night-suit every night, listening hoorain’s bedtime stories or phirrrrrrrrrr removing the makeup and dinner date with my favorite person and sleeping at 3am and again waking up at 7. Difficult to manage ??? Honestly sometimes it is..... Buttttt i love you all and the amount of lovee i am receiving from my fans have made me the super woman and gave me the power to work, to dream and to make all of you proud. 🙏❤️
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There’s no negating that the Mere Paas Tum Ho actor has certainly had a busy year with her hit serial frequently demanding her presence, on and off-screen. As Ayeza started off by addressing her struggles as a celebrity and mother, recalling times when she had to wake up at 7am, make lunch for her children, feed them breakfast, drop them off to school and then head to work. 
She went onto conclude, “Difficult to manage? Honestly sometimes it is, but I love you all and the amount of love I am receiving from my fans have made me the superwoman and gave me the power to work, dream and make you all proud.”
We are totally obsessed with her struggles and we support her. More Power to you Ayeza! 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Here is What the critics are saying about 'Frozen 2'

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In the interim between Disney's final traditionally animated princess flick, The Princess and the Frog (2009), and the overwhelming, the current era of Disney+, mystical, CGI-animated female empowerment got the spotlight in both Brave (2012) and Frozen (2013). However, only one of those movies got a highly anticipated sequel six years after its release: one starring Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as duo-female leads, backed by the goofy Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff.
Frozen 2 follows the original's protagonists, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff, as they journey through an enchanted forest to uncover the truth about Anna and Elsa's lineage. Film directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, song-writing duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and writers Lee and Allison Schroeder reunited to create the sequel, which premieres in theaters on November 22, 2020.
Following are the views of critics, read on to see what critics thought of the ambitious sequel to Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time for five years after its release.

Frozen 2 has a decidedly different tone than the original film

Kate Erbland from IndieWire says, 

Still, fans of the Disney feature have long clamored for a sequel to the musical charmer, if only to spend more time with a cadre of cute characters (including, of all things, a hammy reindeer and Josh Gad as a sentient a snowman who has zero right to be as cute as he is) inside an inventive new world.... Perhaps they should have been careful what they wished for, if only because it’s about to be upended by a fresh new story.

Christian Holub from Entertainment Weekly says,

Interestingly, Frozen 2 doubles down on some of the darker elements of the original. After spending Frozen yearning for his own death-by-sunshine, Olaf now openly wonders if anything in the world is permanent. The horrible off-screen death of Anna and Elsa’s parents, already difficult enough to explain to an inquiring child, now becomes a central focus of the plot… Frozen 2 stops just short of letting old things die, but earns kudos for acknowledging that royal families don’t exactly gain their power because of how kind and generous they are.

Peter Debruge from Variety says, 

“Frozen II” is anything but a mindless remake… this gorgeous, glittering reunion of siblings Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) proudly flaunts its own identity, even while taking care to incorporate so much of what worked about the original — like a steady stream of wisecracks from wonderstruck snowperson Olaf (Josh Gad)…In a way, songwriting couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez set this challenge for themselves by creating such a memorable Broadway-style soundtrack for the first movie, and here, the first couple songs (including the forgettable “All Is Found”) feel second best…

Richard Lawson from Vanity Fair says, 

The directors—Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck—and writers—Lee and Allison Schroeder—grasp for a new mythos to match the original’s, but come up woefully short. In that striving to justify a sequel, the Frozen team is forced to go bigger, grander, more existential, while still keeping things accessible to children. One might assume... that at least one of these sweaty songs is bound to recapture the old magic. They all sound fine, and are sung with the usual bombast by Idina Menzel (as Elsa) and, finally getting a belter, Kristen Bell (as Anna). And yet... not a half-hour after seeing the movie, I couldn’t call up a single melody.

Justin Chang from L.A. Times says,

Their latest adventure feels darker yet less consequential then the last one; the mythology is somehow both overly complicated and oddly perfunctory.

Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian says,
Part of the strangeness of watching Frozen II is wondering if there will be a specific “sequel” to Let It Go, a new number that takes its sentiments forward in some way, and it is simultaneously a mild disappointment and a vague relief that there isn’t, or not exactly, although there are some hummable, catchy tunes.

Matt Goldberg from Collider says,
Even the songs don’t have that same punch this time around. Songs like “Into the Unknown” and “Lost in the Woods” are certainly catchy, but there’s nothing in here that I think will take the world by storm like “Let It Go”. If anything, songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez kind of play into their weakest aspects with a song from Anna that veers into Randy-Newman-sing-about-what-you’re-doing territory.

Frozen 2 debuts in theaters on November 22, 2019. 
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