This Museum Is Adding A Permanent Exhibit Featuring Art About Health And Medicine

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The Wellcome Collection in London has announced that they will be working with architecture and design studio Assemble to design their new permanent exhibit on medical and health topics. The new exhibit is scheduled to open in September 2019 and will replace the current “Medicine Now” room, which will close on April 22.

The “Medicine Now” exhibit has been a fixture of the Wellcome Collection since the museum opened. Other permanent exhibits include the “Medicine Man” room, which houses a small part of Sir Henry Wellcome’s original collection of historical medical paraphernalia and paintings. Henry Wellcome founded the Wellcome Trust charity in 1936, and it’s currently one of the largest medical research funders in the world. Besides funding research, the charity encourages public engagement with the biomedical sciences, and the Wellcome Collection is the hub of many of their public-facing activities.A visitor studies a work on obesity entitled, ‘ I can’t help the way I feel’ by John Isaacs at the Wellcome Collection exhibition in central London, UK. This work is one of the pieces on display in the Medicine Now exhibit, which will close on April 22, 2019. Photographer: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg News

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In addition to the permanent collections, the Wellcome Collection also runs regular rotating exhibits on issues related to human health. Past displays have included themes such as forensics, consciousness and traditional Indian medicine. The most recent temporary exhibit, “Living With Buildings”, was all about living in a built environment, and drew connections between architecture and mental health.

Even though “Living With Buildings” has closed, it looks like the Wellcome Collection is planning to continue their exploration of architectural design. They recently announced that they have signed on art and architecture studio Assemble to design the new permanent exhibit, which will open in September and will replace “Medicine Now”.

Assemble is a London-based collective of designers, architects and artists. Many of their projects involve redesigns of public spaces. In 2015, they won the Turner Prize for a series of neighborhood revitalization projects in Liverpool. For their upcoming project at the Wellcome Collection, Assemble plans to “use natural materials, colour and inclusive design to create a humane and uplifting space where challenging conversations can happen, and where a wide variety of different visitors feel welcomed,” according to the studio’s Joe Halligan.

The Wellcome Collection has also revealed a few details of what to expect in the Assemble-designed space. Their announcement mentions “a jukebox of contemporary songs about epidemics” and “a DNA sequencer smaller than an iPhone.”

It should be a refreshing new start for this exhibit. After twelve years, “Medicine Now” no longer focused on currently relevant medical topics, but very much on what was new in 2007. The exhibit includes a bookcase full of printouts of the human genome, and fur and droppings from Dolly the sheep, but no mention of newer advances in genetic medicine. Another display includes examples of products and devices used for convenience and exercise (to highlight how lifestyle affects obesity) but here, too, the technology clearly dates the exhibit.

There are still a few weeks left to see the Medicine Now exhibit, which includes a glass model of the swine flu virus by Luke Jerram and a series of amber resin sculptures by Annie Cattrell, created from functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) images of the brain responding to inputs from the different senses.

Besides Assemble, no artist collaborations for the new exhibit have been announced yet, and the charity could not confirm what will happen with the existing art on display, so, if you’re in London in the next few weeks, this could be your last chance to see these scientific artworks.

New era in gaming: All you need to know about Google Stadia

Google has announced its fully-functional cloud gaming platform titled Stadia during a keynote at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The new platform makes quite the promise of allowing users to play AAA games on just about any device with a screen and an internet connection directly through a Chrome browser. Stadia aims to eliminate the need for expensive PC hardware by streaming games from a server in a remote location (data center) to a browser on your device.

Google experimented with the concept of cloud game streaming in 2018 – then titled Project Stream — by streaming Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey through Chrome’s web browser for a few trial participants.

The tech giant has come a long way since then claiming up to 60 FPS at 4K resolution when the service launches and up to 120 fps at 8K resolution in the future. Today, two of the most powerful consoles on the market – Xbox One X and Sony PlayStation 4 Pro can run certain games on 4K at 60 fps. Let’s put that into perspective, imagine being able to play similar games on a browser; any browser.

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai, referring to AAA titles; “We learned that we could bring a triple-A game to any device with a Chrome browser and an internet connection.”

Stadia also aims to solve latency issues that most streaming services suffer from while streaming high-end games. In games where a split-second reaction can make the difference between winning and losing, high latency rates infuriate players.

Google has also released a controller aside their Stadia streaming service. The controller looks similar to most console gamepads with an additional button for capturing and sharing games directly to YouTube. To avoid lag, Google claims its Stadia controller can connect directly to the Internet by independently communicating with Google’s servers.

Stadia will allow users to stream games from the cloud to a Google Pixel phone, Chromecast or Chrome browser. Google claims that Stadia will launch in the US, Canada, UK and Europe at some point in 2019.

As e-sports pitch hots up, online gaming firms rope in big celebrities

Online gaming is picking up steam in India and to put more focus on it, companies are roping in celebrities to promote e-sports.

Parth Sharma, General Manager of Ballebaazi.com, told Moneycontrol, “I feel the market is so huge right now. People have taken Virat Kohli and Dhoni. Dream 11, that associated with cricketer Dhoni to strengthen its leadership position in the online fantasy sports industry, is already a market leader. They are easily churning out Rs 5-6 crore a day in service fees, which is a huge amount. These companies are bringing in brand ambassadors so that they can take the first mover advantage.”

Recently, Mobile Premier League (MPL), a mobile gaming startup, brought on board cricketer Virat Kohli as a brand ambassador for a deal worth Rs 12 crore for a period of one year. The company, which is 10 months old, has around one million daily active users. It is aiming to bring this number up to five million after its association with Kohli.

Another online gaming company – PokerStars India – signed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as its brand ambassador. Experts believe that this will prove to be an optimistic move for the platform’s growth in the country. Despite its global presence, the company has been struggling in India.

Online poker platform PokerBaazi was associated with ace boxer Vijender Singh as its brand ambassador since Jan 2018. With this association, the brand intended to leverage his reputation as a serious sportsperson and position Poker as a sport that flourishes on sheer skill and talent.

Sharma points out another reason for these celebrity associations. “When brand ambassadors come on board, they bring in trust and credibility factor with them. A lot of these companies have already acquired a lot of users. However, the problem that they are facing is people not depositing money because of lack of trust. Hence, companies rope in celebrities to bring the trust factor so that people start depositing money for companies to earn. There’s no other way to make money for these platform as there is no advertising on their interfaces.”

Indian gaming companies, in recent years, have seen many celebrities from the film industry, cricket world and other sports come on board. Adda52, online poker and card game site, had roped in actor Minishha Lamba and West Indies cricketing legend Chris Gayle. Sunny Leone was signed by Ability Games, a software and game development powerhouse, for its online game 11Wickets.

For all the companies focusing on cricket, the time is right for a marketing push as two major cricketing events – the 12th edition of Indian Premier League, and the ICC World Cup – are around the corner.

The appetite for gaming in India is increasing and the proof of this is the growing number of game developing companies in the country, which has risen from 25 in 2010 to 250 in 2018, according to a recent Forbes report.

The report also pegs India’s gaming industry at $890 million and expects the mobile games market to be worth $1 billion by 2020. These numbers are encouraging global companies to invest in India’s gaming platforms due to which more money is moving through the industry.

Changing lives by education

Education is one of the most effective tools to break the cycle of poverty. How can the public and private sector work together to address the enormous challenge of ensuring access to quality education for the young people of Asia, Middle East and Africa?
While governments are, and should continue to be, the guardian of education systems, it is crucial to acknowledge and understand the potential of the private sector in supporting this key sector. Increased private-public partnerships in the education field have the potential of amplifying the impact of interventions supported through philanthropy and the international community.

Dubai Cares encourages partnerships between the public and private sector in the hope that this will increase the predictability and sustainability of funding, and broaden commitment to overall development goals, notably in the education field. We are a key player in a number of international platforms where public and private firms work together.

For example, public-private partnership is important to support ‘Education in Emergencies’. This support cannot be the sole responsibility of one entity — we should join our efforts for the common good.

A great example of this effort is ‘Education Cannot Wait’ — a financing mechanism for ‘Education in Emergencies’ that involves government, non-government, philanthropic and private sector in a concerted effort to make a lasting change for the millions of children and youth who are out of school due to conflict or crisis. Another recent example is our new strategic partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF) that aims to support the reskilling revolution with a push to provide skills to 15 million people by 2021.

Our aim is to build a network of public-private partnerships in 10 countries initially, to be up-scaled to a total of 15 national economies by 2020, over half of which will be developing countries.

Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is a priority for Dubai Cares. How does the NTD programme fit into the larger goals of Dubai Cares?
NTDs keep children out of school, parents out of work, and cause stunting and impaired brain development, locking societies into endless cycles of poverty. One of Dubai Cares’ strategic approaches to improving children’s enrollment and learning outcomes is through an integrated school health and nutrition model that is made up of school-based deworming activities, school feeding, and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) in schools. As part of Dubai Cares’ global efforts in fighting NTDs, 34.4 million children have benefited from our deworming activities in developing countries. Furthermore, out of the 34.4 million children who have received deworming treatment from Dubai Cares-funded mass drug administration (MDA) programmes, more than 2.8 million have also benefitted from integrated education and health programmes in countries like Palestine, Ethiopia, Angola, Vietnam and India.

How can leaders leverage leadership platforms like the ABLF to address the issue of universal learning in your opinion?
From my several field visits to Asian countries, I have noticed significant progress has been made in increasing enrollment, retention and completion rates and decreasing gender gaps. However, many children in some parts of the continent, are still out of school or do not have access to quality education.

I believe the ABLF is one of the platforms that can bring together governments, education stakeholders as well as partners from the private sector throughout the region to ensure education reaches the most vulnerable populations, that education systems work effectively for children, and that no child is left behind.

Suit yourself: why menswear finally smartened up its act

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The streetwear brand Supreme shocked the fashion world last year. No, it wasn’t the red-and-white logo-covered pinball machine, inflatable kayak or even the branded breathalyser it was selling. It was something so innocuous, so unexpected yet quotidian, the virtual opposite of a “shock tactic” in fact. Tucked away among all the hoodies, track pants and baseball caps typical of the much-hyped label, there was – wait for it – a classic two-piece suit. The item more readily associated with commuters and politicians than hoodie-wearing hype beasts had entered new territory.

It sent ripples through the streetwear community. GQ called it the Supreme piece they would most like to buy and, in an unlikely turn of events, suddenly trainer-hungry superfans were salivating over a blazer.

This isn’t just a standard suit, you see – it represents a shift in fashion, which has been dominated by streetwear for the last decade. Items such as hoodies, tracksuits and sneakers now populate menswear runways as a matter of course, and are sold for three figures by luxury retailers. According to the consulting firm Bain & Company, streetwear – once a niche sector – was forecast as one of four driving factors for an estimated 6-8% growth of the luxury market in 2018. Meanwhile, Supreme has gone from cult to serious fashion player. In October 2017, private equity firm the Carlyle Group bought a stake in the company. With the look moving from underground to mainstream, though, a streetwear saturation point has been reached. Enter the suit.

This season there were four major menswear designer debuts at luxury labels and all rallied behind the two-piece. At Kim Jones’s first outing at Dior, he gave the suit his blessing, with lightweight double-breasted ones in pastel pink and Big Bird yellow. Virgil Abloh, in a much-anticipated collection for Louis Vuitton, steered away from what might have been expected when looking at his streetwear-infused label Off-White, and instead opted for roomy tailoring in white, mint and candy-apple red. Riccardo Tisci, a pioneer of gothic-chic streetwear during his reign at Givenchy, showed tasteful, meeting room-friendly suits as part of his first Burberry collection. Meanwhile Hedi Slimane, showing menswear for the first time at Celine, presented his signature razor-sharp skinny suits in black.

The suit is obviously nothing new. It has been with us, in one form or another, for centuries – from French aristocrats’ matching redingotes and breeches in the early 1700s to England’s more conservative version popularised by Beau Brummell in the early 1800s and the preppy postwar American iteration championed by Brooks Brothers. Its longevity can be put down to its chameleon-like qualities. The suit has been spun in many different directions over the years, from the traditional (Gianni Agnelli, JFK Jr) to the foppish (Bryan Ferry, Wes Anderson) to the outright eccentric (David Bowie, André 3000). Then, of course, there are the myriad varieties seen in offices every day.

Razor-sharp … a model on the catwalk at Hedi Slimane’s first menswear show for Celine.

Interestingly, though, as its fashionability grows, the suit’s place in the corporate landscape is fading. Silicon Valley startup culture has ushered in a new age of casual dressing that makes off-duty clothes appropriate for the corner office. Two years ago, JPMorgan Chase announced that “business casual” was its new official everyday dress code. Last year, the business publication Inc. released a guide for companies to attract millennials with a more relaxed approach to workplace attire. With white-collar workers increasingly casual, the stuffy totem of adulthood and nine-to-five dressing that is the suit can be reassessed by a new generation of men who associate hoodies and trainers with the uniform of establishment figures such as Mark Zuckerberg or Evan Spiegel.

Andrew Cedotal, a 32-year-old Silicon Valley game designer, is an interesting case. He wears a suit or mixed suit separates, despite his notoriously casual environs – and likes what it semaphores. “Wearing a put-together outfit is a way of very easily communicating that you know how to build an organised and visually appealing presentation,” he says. “It’s a sign to people who are marketing experts that you know how to tell a story in a single glance.”

Cedotal is an outlier in the Bay Area, and can remember seeing only two other suit-wearers in the wilds of San Francisco. At companies he’s worked for, it’s mostly relegated to the legal team. In the tech industry, where “disruption” is a cherished value, he is in fact the rebellious one for wearing a throwback uniform. “I’ve had multiple people say that to me,” he laughs.

“Suiting suddenly feels subversive [in fashion],” says Brian Trunzo, senior menswear editor at WGSN, the global trend forecasting agency. “A traditional suit makes you do a double-take.” With social media feeds filled with streetwear, tailoring is unexpectedly fresh – and already enjoying the endorsement of fashion editors at the menswear shows, if street-style photography is anything to go by. Trunzo points to the range of new suiting options – from craft details at Calvin Klein and Dior to younger brands such as A-Cold-Wall* and Alyx marrying suiting with a streetwear sensibility – as ways in which the category is seeking a new audience. “I own 40-odd jackets and I haven’t worn one in years,” Trunzo says. “And the other day I found myself in a Rowing Blazers jacket and Nike Pigalle sweatpants, and I was like, ‘Whoa, what is happening? I’m falling victim to the resurgence of suiting.’”

Retailers are starting to see a spike in tailoring, too. Fiona Firth, buying director at Mr Porter, says, “In an age in which streetwear has ruled the runway, traditional tailoring has definitely fallen by the wayside as men dress more casually.” Over the last two seasons, however, the online luxury retailer has seen increased sales in the suiting category, up 30% last winter and set to grow this season. “It’s exciting to see how many luxury houses are introducing tailoring again, but making it relevant for young, casualwear-focused men,” Firth says.

Michael Adebayo, a 32-year-old GP based in the north-east of England, is someone for whom wearing a suit is optional – but he often does it anyway, he says, “in a more relaxed manner, without a tie or pocket square. These days, seeing people combining a suit with trainers or even shorts is amazing.” Adebayo uses suits to stand out – “Velvet and natural wool fabrics are my favourites” – rather than blend into a crowd. “I feel I can take on any challenge when wearing a suit and, most importantly, it makes people listen.”

No wonder suits are proving popular far beyond corporate environments, then. In October and November last year, there was a 33% year-on-year increase for the term “men’s suits” on the global fashion search platform Lyst. “It’s hit the radar of the consumer,” says Marshal Cohen, an analyst at market research firm NPD Group. “Suit separates seem to be the place it’s going to start. We’re already seeing it in the numbers.”

This new era of suiting won’t simply be a return to the slim-fitted “suited-and-booted” movement of the early noughties when Slimane’s skinny tailoring for Dior Homme dominated, but will bring the swagger of streetwear into the more traditional world of tailoring. Look at the mint green, oversized Louis Vuitton double-breasted suit Kanye West wore (with no shirt and slide sandals) over the summer, or Michael B Jordan’s Off-White suit with a belted waist and bright orange armband. Then there’s the floral appliquéd Haider Ackermann suit – a mix of rock’n’roll and romance – that Timothée Chalamet wore at the Toronto film festival in September, or DJ Benji B, more usually found in a bomber jacket or hoodie, in a Virgil Abloh-designed, loose-fitting Louis Vuitton suit at the Fashion Awards in December. Footwear is key – see Stormzy, a tracksuit devotee, on the front of Elle’s February issue in tailoring and trainers – a surefire way to de-corporate any suit.

Of course, for some, the suit never went out of style in the first place. Finance manager David D’Costa, 31, wears one as his “work uniform”. “A mentor in my first job guided me through the basics of suit wearing and over time I’ve developed my own style,” he says. Despite the suit’s formerly fusty reputation, he says seeing hordes of suit-wearers crossing London Bridge in the morning rush hour can be “a thing of beauty” and is in favour of more creative suit trends making their way into the boardroom.

Thomas Henry, a 34-year-old strategy director at the creative agency Mother in New York, has worn a suit all his professional life, to give him a certain edge and add an authoritative balance to his youthful appearance. He remembers the Mad Men-inspired tailoring revival of a decade ago, but is the only member of his office to embrace the suit today, and doesn’t think that will change – because of the impact it makes. “A deep irony about the creative industry is that you spend all this time telling your clients to stand out, yet the people who work in the field have a deep insecurity about looking different.” Henry has no such qualms.

Brendon Babenzien, founder of New York-based brand Noah, which brings together surf, skate and music references with classic American menswear, is aware of this new suit wearer. He usually includes some sort of tailoring among his casual-leaning collections. “I don’t know anyone who dresses up or down all the time,” he says. His current version is a patchworked two-piece featuring tattersall, windowpane and micro-check plaids. “Our customer seems to really appreciate the way we do suiting and jackets,” he says. “We’ve removed some of the formality from it.”

London brand Casely-Hayford is built around the suit, but designer Charlie Casely-Hayford – himself a member of the new suit tribe – has noticed his customer is embracing it in a more relaxed way, too. “Our biggest market is guys who don’t need to wear a suit for their job, but they choose to,” he says. “We work with a lot of creatives and they wear suits in a totally different way from our more strait-laced clients.” Wearing a suit with a T-shirt and trainers is increasingly common, he says. “The overarching theme I hear from our clients is comfort and ease, and the idea of getting that from a suit.”

So are younger men finally ready to trade their sweatshirt uniform for suits? All signs point toward yes. But perhaps it’s not a comeback per se. “I teach at a couple of universities,” says analyst Cohen. “Some of my students come to class wearing suits. I say, ‘What are you all dressed up for?’ And they say: ‘This is me, this is my style. I discovered the suit.’”.

Relax Gaming signs with Max Win Gaming

Relax Gaming, the content provider and distribution platform, has enhanced the scope of its Silver Bullet partner program, striking a deal with Max Win Gaming.

Max Win Gaming will provide new and exclusive content, including the provision of two brand new titles in 2019.
The provider will also develop unique content for Relax Gaming as part of the agreement.

Daniel Eskola, CEO at Relax Gaming, said: “This agreement with Max Win Gaming is a great example of the positive market reception that our uniquely collaborative approach to studio partnerships is achieving.

“Max Win Gaming is an exciting new supplier with a strong history of proven delivery and we look forward to what it will deliver to the market.”

Martin Mitrovich, CEO at Max Win Gaming, said: “Relax Gaming’s commitment to open dialogue, clear route to market and commercial structure really appealed to us, along with access to an impressive level of regulatory expertise

“We’re excited to join the Silver Bullet partner program and believe the fit for our forthcoming content will prove to be a highly success one.”

Relax Gaming is a supplier aiming to offer fresh content and over 280 games. It has significantly grown its commercial footprint in recent months, agreeing numerous agreements with some of the industry’s most recognisable names.

Simple Ways to Keep Lungs Safe from Air Pollutions

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The issue is that air pollution can decline asthma indications, putting individuals with the endless lung condition at higher danger of asthma effect. However, air pollution can be regardless of whether that is traffic smoke, industrial smoke or residue particles – are an asthma trigger that is difficult to dodge, which is the reason it’s so imperative to deal with your condition well. What’s more, here we will give you a couple of tips to shield yourself and your friends and family from air pollution largely. You can buy Air Purifiers for your home or office via ordering online with Amazon Offers today.

It is a proven fact, just like your body and muscle, lungs also age with time. They can turn out to be less adaptable and lose their quality, which can make it progressively hard to relax. Be that as it may, by embracing certain measures, you can all the more likely keep up the soundness of your lungs, and keep them working ideally even into your aging years.

Who is influenced by Air Pollution?

In spite of the fact that everybody is influenced by air pollution, individuals that are especially in danger include:

  • Individuals with asthma
  • Individuals with coronary illness
  • Individuals with respiratory ailments
  • Youngsters
  • Grown-up adults
  • Individuals with diabetes
  • Pregnant ladies

Now, let’s look at the precaution measures to keep your lungs safe from air pollution:

  • Wear a face mask when stepping out

Choose a durable shield face mask that accompanies sub-micron channels as it might help keep most particles from entering your lungs. If you don’t care for wearing a face mask when stepping out, then cover your nose with your handkerchief to maintain a strategic distance from the smoke and residue to some degree. This will in a way help you to protect your lungs from breathing unhealthy air to some extent precisely.

  • Always carry your inhaler if you are prone to asthma

Asthmatics are recommended to keep their inhalers in handy so that they can utilize it at whatever point they feel uncomfortable in the shortness of breath. These protected inhalers can give you rapid relief from breathing problems with the high rise of air pollution on the road.

  • Prefer a healthy and nutritious diet

Eating and maintaining a healthy diet routine can help decrease lung swelling and lung problem. Diet assumes an indispensable job in the seriousness of asthma side effects. Scientific research shows that eating green leaves and green vegetables make your lungs pipes healthy and strengthen from a long time. This will highly protect your lung system from contaminated air pollution to a great degree. A healthy eating regimen may enable you to keep up the perfect weight and monitor your asthma side effects. This will likewise diminish your danger of contracting different issues. A healthy balanced diet makes your lungs effective and active at the very same time. Choose available organic fruits, vegetables, pulses online at best rates with Big Basket Offers Codes today.

  • Intake of herbal tea

Intake of some good quality herbal teas can enable you to battle the negative impacts that air contamination can have on the human body. It is said that herbs have exacerbates that can help ease chest and nasal clog. They likewise contain antihistamine and cancer prevention agent characteristics that can be helpful for the upper respiratory framework. Thus, drinking a cup of herbal tea two times a day makes your respiratory system active and healthy for the long run. It is thus recommended by every doctor and nutritionist that intake of herbal tea on a daily basis can cure a lot of health issue in terms of unhealthy air pollution.

  • Quit Smoking

Smoking can also emit harmful particles from the use of excessive cigarettes. It additionally makes those infections increasingly extreme. Each time you smoke a cigarette, you breathe in a huge number of synthetic concoctions into your lungs, including nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar. These poisons harm your lungs. They increment bodily fluid, make it increasingly troublesome for your lungs to clean and also make it difficult to breathe. Gradually, your respiratory system becomes clogged and making it progressively hard to breathe.

At last, keep in mind that indoor spaces can be contaminated, as well. To confine contamination in the home, pursue these proposals:

  • Think about acquiring an indoor air purifier.
  • Maintain a strategic distance from deodorizers and candles.
  • Keep channels on climate control systems and radiators clean.
  • Vacuum regularly.
  • Wash sheets and stuffed toys to dispose of residue bugs.

 

Tips to Become a Pro Rummy Player in 3 Days

If you have taken to rummy cards lately, 3 days of practice is enough for you to become a pro Rummy player. Rummy is one of the most interesting card games and has always been loved by card enthusiasts. The game has become more exciting after it has entered the online arena.

Here are some easy tips to become a Pro Rummy Player in just 3 Days:

  1. Use your Jokers Wisely: The card that can be used with the maximum versatility in a rummy game is a Joker. The Joker becomes your best friend after you have made a pure sequence which is always your first objective in order to win a game. After your one pure sequence is formed, the Joker helps you build your incomplete sets and/or sequences. The Wild Joker can also be used in its actual value in forming a pure sequence with the same suit cards.

Examples:

  1. Pure sequence: If 5 of Spades is the Wild Joker, and you manage to have 3 of Spades, 4 of Spades, and 6 of Spades in your hand, you can use the Wild Joker in its original value and form a perfectly pure sequence.
  2. Impure Sequence: 3 of Hearts, 4 of Hearts, 7 of Spades, 6 of Hearts (7 of Spades is the Wild Joker used in place of 5 of Hearts
  3. Impure Sequence: 3 of Hearts, Printed Joker, 8 of Clubs, 6 of Hearts (Printed Joker is being used as the 4 of Hearts and 8 of Clubs is being used as the 5 of Hearts)
  4. Set: 2 of Diamonds, 2 of Clubs, Wild Joker (used as any one of the remaining two 2-s)
  5. Set: 3 of Diamonds, 3 of Hearts, Printed Joker, Wild Joker (Jokers used as 3 of Spades and 3 of Clubs)

Use your Jokers well and play on websites such Khelplay Rummy, as like a pro.

  1. Get Rid of Identical Cards: You must get rid of the identical cards in a 13 card rummy game, as identical cards are not useful in any way. Moreover, they have the huge disadvantage of adding to the points unnecessarily. Be attentive, discard the identical cards as soon as possible, and form a pure sequence at the earliest.
  2. Never Rush: You can only become a pro rummy player if you are careful and patient. You cannot become an expert real cash rummy player if you are reckless and impatient. The keys to becoming an expert lie in (a) organizing the cards in your hand properly, (b) strategizing with a focused and clear mind, and (c) executing the strategies patiently, with a cool head.

When you play rummy online or otherwise, you must remember that your patience is one of the most potent weapons that you have at your disposal. Keeping your cool goes a long way in making sure that you are able to adjust your tactics according to the situations.

Most importantly, before you declare your game, you must make sure that all your combinations are perfect. Declaration should always be a careful step. If you have patience by your side, no one can stop you from outwitting your opponent.

Follow the above-mentioned tips and become a pro at playing online rummy for entertainment.

Canada Dry sued over ‘real ginger’ claims by mom who expected more ginger in ginger ale

Her suit claims that Canada Dry began highlighting that the drink was “made with real ginger" around 2007.

A frustrated mom from New York won’t be making a toast with Canada Dry anytime soon, seeing as she’s suing Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. for an alleged lack of ginger in the ginger ale soda.

In July, Julie Fletcher filed a federal lawsuit in Buffalo, claiming that the brand’s allegedly false advertising caused her economic harm, and that she was misled about the health benefits of the drink, Fortune reports. In addition to damages, Fletcher also seeks to open the case to others as a class-action lawsuit.

Fletcher takes issue with Canada Dry’s packaging and marketing materials advertise that the drink is “made from real ginger,” but says in her lawsuit that the product only contains a “miniscule” amount of ginger extract. For context, Fortune notes that Canada Dry is comprised of carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, sodium benzoate, natural flavors, and caramel colors.

“Ms. Fletcher believed this meant that Canada Dry was made using ginger root and was, as a result, a healthier alternative to regular sodas,” her lawyer Michael J. DeBenedictis supposedly said in the lawsuit, the Buffalo News reports.  “Ms. Fletcher knew that ginger root can calm an upset stomach and she purchased Canada Dry when her children were sick, believing that the ginger root in the beverage would soothe their stomach aches.”

Her suit claims that Canada Dry began highlighting that the drink was “made with real ginger” around 2007.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment on the story.

Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say.

A study of 4,000 people in the UK found those who lived by loud, busy roads had larger hearts on average than those living in less polluted areas.

This was despite the fact people in the study were exposed to pollution levels below the UK guidelines.

Researchers called on the government to reduce air pollution more quickly.

A team of scientists, led from Queen Mary University of London, analysed health data of people who had no underlying heart problems and were part of the UK Biobank study, including the size, weight and function of their hearts.

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You can see what air quality is like in your area by entering your postcode in the search below. The data represents an average for 2016 and does not include Northern Ireland.

Researchers also looked at the pollution levels in the areas they lived in.

Their study found a clear link between exposure to higher pollution levels and larger right and left ventricles – important pumping chambers in the heart.

For every extra one microgram per cubic metre of PM2.5 – small particles of air pollution – and for every 10 extra micrograms per cubic metre of nitrogen dioxide, the heart enlarged by about 1%.

The changes were comparable to being consistently inactive or having elevated blood pressure, said Dr Nay Aung, who led the study’s data analysis.

“Air pollution should be seen as a modifiable risk factor,” he said.

“Doctors and the general public all need to be aware of their exposure when they think about their heart health, just like they think about their blood pressure, their cholesterol and their weight.”

While the exact locations where people lived were not included in the study, most were outside of the major UK cities and all of them were exposed to levels of PM2.5 air pollution well below current UK limits.

In the study, average annual exposures to PM2.5 ranged from eight to 12 micrograms per cubic metre.

This is lower than the UK limits of 25 micrograms per cubic metre but closer to the World Health Organization’s recommended limit of 10 micrograms per cubic metre.

This fine particle pollution is particularly dangerous because it can penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system.

Exposure to nitrogen dioxide in the study ranged from 10-50 micrograms per cubic metre – the UK and WHO limits are 40 micrograms per cubic metre.

Dr Aung said the changes in the heart were small and potentially reversible.

But he said the fact any change at all was detectable suggested even relatively low levels of air pollution may have a harmful effect on health.

“If you think the current levels of air pollution are safe, then in theory we shouldn’t be able to detect any changes,” Dr Aung added.

‘Can’t expect people to move’

The British Heart Foundation, which co-funded the study, said the findings suggested the government and public health bodies needed to act more quickly to improve air quality.

Prof Jeremy Pearson, associate medical director at the BHF, which part-funded the study, said: “We can’t expect people to move home to avoid air pollution – government and public bodies must be acting right now to make all areas safe and protect the population from these harms.”

Prof Pearson also called on the government to adopt the WHO air pollution guidelines.

“Having these targets in law will also help to improve the lives of those currently living with heart and circulatory diseases, as we know they are particularly affected by air pollution,” he added.

One limitation of the study, published in the journal Circulation, is that it cannot prove a causal link between air pollution and enlarged hearts.

It is also not possible to say how many people in the study with enlarged hearts will go on to have heart disease.

Prof Kevin McConway, emeritus professor of applied statistics at the Open University, who was not involved in the research, said the study provided “pretty solid evidence” of a link between pollution levels and changes in the heart.

But he said it “can’t tell us everything”.

“Heart disease is affected by a wide range of factors – smoking, drinking alcohol, diet, exercise, social position, and more,” he said.

“Suppose that people whose heart health is worse because of some of these factors also are more likely to live in places where air pollution is high.

“That could show up as a correlation between air pollution and heart disease, even if the pollution itself is having no direct effect on the heart.”

‘Top environmental risk’

A spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: “Air pollution is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK, and requires collective action to tackle it.

“We have put in place a £3.5bn plan to reduce harmful emissions and our ambitious Clean Air Strategy will make us the first major economy to work towards World Health Organization recommendations on particulate matter emissions.

“By ending the sale of conventional new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040, we are also acting faster to tackle air pollution than almost every other major developed economy.”

The government’s consultation on its draft Clean Air Strategy closes on 14 August.

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Five ways to avoid pollution

  • Keep away from the busiest roads – pollution concentrates around the heaviest traffic
  • Use side roads – these are cleaner because there is so much less traffic
  • Watch out for hotspots of dirty air – engines are often left running in stationary traffic. This can create “urban canyons” of pollution, particularly around traffic lights, so stand back after pushing the button before crossing the road
  • When walking up a hill always stick to the side where traffic is flowing down the hill, away from the brunt of the fumes. This will always be the cleaner alternative
  • Basic face-masks are not worth the hassle – these trap dust but little else, while heavy-duty versions are cumbersome. Scientists recommend avoiding busy roads instead