WAKING on her 30th birthday in August 2017, was the day Jessie Shedden had been waiting for since she was 18 . Finally, a dozen years after the average Brit , she would lose her virginity. Jessie, 34, from Gwent, South Wales, opted to have sex for the first time aged 30 - rather than the UK average of 18 - after being born into what she sees as a controversial ‘cult’ that outlaws birthdays, pop music and women wearing trousers or make-up. When she finally did have sex, to a local lad who she had reconnected to from her past, she was actually still a member - and terrified of other people finding out. But ultimately she says it was one of the best things to happen to her. “It freed me,” she says. Now, speaking about losing her virginity for the first time, she says: “It wasn’t sexy or romantic - it was in the back of a second-hand Honda HR-V - but it was brilliant. “It was pretty teenage in a lot of ways. Just 12 years too late.” And she told how she was so … [Read more...] about I first had sex at 30 in the back of an old Honda – it wasn’t romantic, I was at last free of a ‘cult’ I’d been born in
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COUCH potatoes are up to two-and-a-half times more likely to be killed by Covid, research reveals. U.S. experts found inactive adults were at more than double the risk of being admitted to hospital with the virus compared to those getting regular exercise. * Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, California, compared outcomes in 48,440 Covid patients. Inactivity was found to be the third biggest risk factor for severe illness – worse than smoking , or having heart disease or diabetes. Only being elderly and having had an organ transplant put an individual in greater danger from Covid. Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researcher Dr Robert Sallis said: “It is notable that being consistently inactive was a stronger risk factor for severe Covid outcomes than any of the underlying medical conditions and risk factors identified by The Centers for Disease Control … [Read more...] about Couch potatoes two-and-a-half times more likely to be killed by Covid, study finds
By: Ron Smiley PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Good morning! READ MORE: Allegheny County Council To Meet To Continue Discussion Of Independent Police Review Board Cloudy skies this morning are helping keep temperatures a little warmer this morning than they were yesterday morning. Morning lows will likely fall to either 48 or 47 degrees for the low before warming back up. WEATHER LINKS: Current Conditions | School Delays & Closings | Local Radar | Weather App | Photos There also will be a small rain chance around for this morning too from Allegheny county to the south. At this point, it looks like a couple of sprinkles should be expected but really not more than that. Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center Clouds break this afternoon with partly cloudy skies expected for the afternoon. The core temperature in the atmosphere (I measure it using 850mb temperatures) has cooled today, and I am forecasting surface highs slightly cooler today than yesterday. I have … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Weather: Temperatures Cool Off As The Week Progresses
Sao Paulo (CNN) Last week, Brazil saw its deadliest day since the start of the pandemic , with 4,195 people killed in just 24 hours. The state of Sao Paulo and the city of Rio de Janeiro rank among the worst in the country for Covid-19 deaths. Yet both plan to ease movement restrictions starting on Monday. Sao Paulo will reopen state schools, sports events, and construction stores. Rio de Janeiro will allow bars and restaurants to operate again, overturning restrictions that have been in place since March. Sao Paulo authorities justify the reopening by pointing out that occupancy rates in intensive care units in the state have fallen from crisis-level 90.5% to 88.6%. "This measure clearly shows that the effort made in recent weeks is beginning to give results," said Vice-Governor Rodrigo Garcia on a press conference on April 9. But daily numbers are still very grim: On Friday alone, the state registered over 20,000 new cases. Meanwhile, in the … [Read more...] about Covid-19 is out of control in Brazil. So why are some officials easing restrictive measures?
Editor's Note: "The Energy Debates" is a LiveScience series about the pros, cons, policy debates, myths and facts related to various alternative energy ideas. We invite you to join the debate by commenting directly on each article. The Facts The amount of energy from the sun that falls on Earth is staggering. Averaged over the entire surface of the planet, roughly each square yard collects nearly as much energy each year as you’d get from burning a barrel of oil. Solar farms seek to harness this energy for megawatts of power. There are two ways solar power is used to generate electricity. Solar thermal plants — also known as concentrating solar power systems — focus sunlight with mirrors, heating water and producing steam that drives electric turbines, while photovoltaic cells directly convert sunlight to electricity. Altogether, solar currently makes up less than 1 percent of U.S. energy , according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The nation now has just two … [Read more...] about The Energy Debates: Solar Farms