Four million children around the world develop asthma each year because of road traffic pollution, a major study has estimated. Exposure to nitrogen dioxide, largely from road transport, is thought to be behind 38,000 new cases in the UK and 240,000 in the US each year. The global research ranked the UK the 29th worst out of 194 countries for the rate of children developing asthma from traffic pollution. The US placed 22nd while Australia came 64th, according to the study published in a prestigious medical journal. Charities have warned the findings provide further evidence that toxic fumes are putting tens of thousands of children at risk of potentially deadly asthma attacks. The global research ranked the UK the 29th worst out of 194 countries for the rate of children developing asthma from traffic pollution. The US placed 22nd while Australia came 64th, according to the study published in a prestigious medical journal Researchers found 19 per cent of asthma cases in … [Read more...] about Traffic-related air pollution causes 4MILLION asthma cases each year
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“What’s the shortest gap between two competitive fixtures?” tweets Martin Doyle. “Has a professional team in living memory had to play twice in a day?” The short answer is yes, though some have involved wholly different sets of players. “If you go back a century or more, this wasn’t unusual, and arose from teams who were unable to play in midweek (no floodlights) and having to cram in postponed games before an end-of-season deadline,” writes Andrew Wright, citing several in Scotland including Celtic’s wins over Raith and Motherwell on 15 April 1916. “Argentina and Uruguay have played each other twice on the same day three times,” Andrew continues. “In 1913, they played friendlies in Montevideo and Buenos Aires on 27 April. Given the distance between these cities is 280km, I doubt the same players were involved. Uruguay won 4-0 at home and drew 0-0 away. They repeated the exercise on 13 July, with Uruguay winning … [Read more...] about Has a football team ever had to play more than one game in a day?
(CNN)Here's a look at earthquakes worldwide. The US Geological Survey describes an earthquake as "the ground shaking caused by a sudden slip on a fault. Stresses in the earth's outer layer push the sides of the fault together. Stress builds up and the rocks slip suddenly, releasing energy in waves that travel through the earth's crust and cause the shaking that we feel during an earthquake." Earthquakes are measured using seismographs, which monitor the seismic waves that travel through the Earth after an earthquake strikes. Scientists used the Richter Scale for many years to measure earthquakes but now largely follow the "moment magnitude scale," which USGS says is a more accurate measure of size. Major Earthquakes since 2000:(selected timeline of earthquakes around the world with death tolls exceeding 100) Read More June 4, 2000 - A magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes southern Sumatra, Indonesia, killing an estimated 103 people. January 13, 2001 - A magnitude 7.7 earthquakes … [Read more...] about Earthquakes Fast Facts
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, as expected, were given the No. 1 seeds on Thursday when the Australian Open announced its singles seedings list. Defending champion Roger Federer is seeded No. 3 after Rafael Nadal, while reigning women's champion Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Halep in last year's final at Melbourne Park, is No. 3 behind second-seeded and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber. Djokovic has won the Australian Open six times, tying the record for most in men's singles. Halep recorded her first career Grand Slam singles title at the French Open last year. Serena Williams, who won the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia to tie Margaret Court's all-time record of seven singles titles, returns as the 16th-seeded player after missing last year's tournament. John Isner is the highest seeded American man at No. 9, while Sloane Stephens, at No. 5, gets the highest seed of American women. Fifth-ranked Juan … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep named top seeds for 2019 Australian Open