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UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates Lata Mangeshkar Chowk in Ayodhya

The road was also was inaugurated in the presence of union tourism minister G Kishan Reddy and some of the late singer's family members.

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Heart Arrhythmia: Symptoms, Types, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Heart arrhythmia can also be a silent killer. Keep going for regular check-ups to prevent the disease.

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Florida braced for Hurricane Ian after knocking out power in Cuba

Florida is braced for the arrival of Hurricane Ian, which could be upgraded to a Category 4 storm, after devastating Cuba. Around 2.5 million people have been ordered to leave their homes with the south-eastern US state likely to be hit on Wednesday. The Washington Post has reported the area in and surrounding the city of Tampa could bear the brunt of the impact - which is likely to be felt in the local afternoon or evening, (Wednesday night UK time). Cuba was left completely without power when Hurricane Ian struck the western tip of the island on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm. The country’s entire electrical grid was knocked out by the storm leaving its 11 million people without power. High winds also devastated some of the tobacco farms key to Cuba’s economy. Authorities were desperately working on Wednesday morning to try to restore power. While the storm could become more severe on its way north, upgrading to a Category 4 (out of five on the Saffir-Simpsons measurement scale), it could weaken by the time it hits the Florida Gulf Coast. The hurricane struck Cuba at a time when the nation is struggling with an economic crisis and power outages have been frequent, although they have seldom been on this scale. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated and others fled the area ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Ian, which caused flooding, damaged houses and toppled trees. Two people were reported dead and buildings were damaged nationwide. Authorities were still assessing the damage. Hirochi Robaina, a tobacco farmer in the badly-hit La Robaina region, told AP: "It was apocalyptic, a real disaster.” State media said Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel visited the affected region. Ian was expected to get even stronger over the warm Gulf of Mexico, reaching top winds of 130 mph (209 kph) approaching the southwestern coast of Florida, where 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate. Officials had set up 55 shelters and took steps to protect crops, especially tobacco. Videos on social media showed downed power lines and cut off roads in the provinces of Pinar del Rio, Artemisa and Mayabeque. A hospital in Pinar del Rio was also damaged. "The town is flooded," said farmer Andy Munoz, 37, who lives in Playa Cajio in Artemisa. He said many people lost their belongings due to the storm surge. "I spent the hurricane at home with my husband and the dog. The masonry and zinc roof of the house had just been installed. But the storm tore it down," said Mercedes Valdes, who lives along the highway connecting Pinar del Rio to San Juan y Martinez. "We couldn't rescue our things... we just ran out." Additional reporting by AP. Read More As Florida braces for Hurricane Ian, here are the hurricane categories Virgin Atlantic launches new gender neutral Vivienne Westwood uniforms EU vows ‘strongest response’ after damage to Nord Stream pipeline was ‘sabotage’

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Suryakumar Yadav Rises to Career-Best 2nd Place in ICC T20I Player Rankings

Team India captain Rohit Sharma also moved up one place to 13th position in the latest rankings.

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Kerala Lottery Result: Akshaya AK 568 Result Declared; Check Latest Details Here

Kerala Lottery Akshaya AK 568 Result Today: Go to keralalotteries.com and check the winning numbers for Wednesday.

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Oil prices stable as soaring dollar offset by U.S. output outages

By Shadia Nasralla LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices were broadly stable on Wednesday as pressure from a strengthening dollar and

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Entire villages empty out as Ukrainians flee from Russian annexation, refugees say

By Jonathan Landay ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (Reuters) - "It's funny. Nobody voted, yet the results are in," laughed Lyubomir Boyko, 43,

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Spain stuns Portugal with late goal to reach Nations League finals

Spain secured a dramatic, late victory against Portugal to qualify for next year's Nations League finals.

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Big-name high street stocks caught in market turmoil as UK warned of economic ‘doom loop’

The pound resumed its slump and shares tumbled today as some forecasters warned of a “doom loop” that could further hit Britain’s sagging economy. Yesterday markets were relatively calm. Today they resumed their sell-off of UK assets. The FTSE 100 fell 129 points to 855.75, with banks and retailers the worst hit. A billion pounds in market value was lost from Greggs, Sainsbury, Ocado and Tesco alone. Sterling fell 0.3% to $1.0692, though it is far from the only currency under pressure against the dollar and it is still slightly up on the record low of $1.03 reached on Monday. The IMF said the UK government’s tax cut plans were likely to fuel inflation, an unusual intervention that increased market jitters. The concern is that the Treasury and the Bank of England are pulling in opposite directions – the Bank trying to control inflation, the Treasury only sending it higher. The IMF said: “It is important that fiscal policy does not work at cross purposes to monetary policy.” Julian Jessop of the Institute of Economic Affairs, an adviser to Liz Truss, said: “It is correct to be concerned about the fall in the pound and the rise in long term interest rates, and there is a risk that we do end up in a doom loop of a falling currency, rising interest rates and weaker growth which obviously would undermine the agenda of the new government.” He added: “But I also think that people have overreacted in the last few days in particular. If we step back a bit, actually almost all that the new government has done has been very positive and actually the sort of thing I would expect the IMF to welcome.” The returns investors were demanding to lend to the UK continued to trade near levels more usually associated with countries with historically higher debt burdens and worse reputations over government stability and fiscal management. The benchmark 10-year gilt yield eased marginally to 4.49%, leaving it near the 4.70% yield on the equivalent Italian debt. Greece’s 10-year bonds yield 4.9%. Two-year gilts yields also eased, but stayed just over 4.5%. Shorter-dated debt is more sensitive to the outlook for monetary policy. Before the mini-budget up ended the market last Friday, two-year gilts were yielding 3.5% Gordon Shannon, portfolio manager at TwentyFour Asset Management, said: “Paying attention to the bond market and considering its reaction to any policy decision was second nature to governments. That is no longer the case, but cabinet members will have to quickly relearn the skill if volatility is to be reduced and the outlook of the pound and UK assets as a whole improved.” The Bank of England’s chief economist Huw Pill is warning that there will be “significant” increases in interest rates very soon. Bank base rate is presently 2.25%. Read More Pound retreats again and FTSE tumbles after IMF’s stinging criticism of UK plans FTSE Live: London stocks fall on fresh inflation woes, pound back below $1.07 The Leader podcast: Why lenders withdrew mortgage deals

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Flight attendant reveals the secret to getting an upgrade to first class

A flight attendant has revealed some helpful travel advice for passengers to have a better experience - from booking to boarding. TikToker Cierra Mistt (@cierra_mistt) shared her hacks on how to book cheap tickets and improve your chances of getting bumped up to first class for free. To start off with, she explained to her 3m followers how mid-week flights typically are cheaper in cost compared to weekends. Sign up to our free Indy100 weekly newsletter “First things first, if you want a cheap flight, look for flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays," she said. "That’s when they’ll be the cheapest.” But before looking for your mid-week flights, the prices can be even cheaper if you use a VPN (virtual private network) as Mist advised next. "Normally if you’re looking in the United States, they’re going to jack those prices way up," the TikToker explained. When it comes to securing a free upgrade, your chances can increase depending on where you sit on the plane. Airlines typically have to move passengers around for "weight and balance purposes," and so Mistt recommends sitting in the last row of the plane "if you want to fly first class and not have to pay for it." "If we do have to move people for weight and balance purposes, that’s where the flight attendant’s gonna go," she said. @cierra_mistt travel tips and tricks i’ve learned as a flight attendant (p. 7) 💙✈️ Since sharing her helpful advice, Mistt's video has received 1.6m views, 202,000 likes and an array of comments from people who appreciated the advice. However, if you don't fancy sitting in the back row on the off-chance of getting a free upgrade then Mistt also gave an alternative hack in another video. Apparently, if you are "nice to your gate agent," then this can cause you to get upgraded. "The miracles we can work when we’re given some Starbucks or a bag of chocolates," she said. "Especially those long days when we have back-to-back flights and don’t even have time to go get some food." Duly noted. Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.

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Eurostar London terminal capacity down 30% after Brexit, says CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - Eurostar's peak capacity in London has fallen by 30% due to post-Brexit checks on travellers using the

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Door slams on Fed 'put' as market pain takes back seat to inflation fight

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the month since Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell laid down a hard line

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Government has two months to stop barristers’ strike or defendants must be released from prison, High Court rules

People awaiting delayed trials for violent and serious crimes must be released from custody unless the government resolves the barristers’ strike by the end of November, the High Court has ruled. Several judges have refused applications to extend custody time limits - which govern how long defendants can be held in prison before trial - on the basis that lengthy delays caused by court backlogs and the Criminal Bar Association’s industrial action are not a lawful reason to keep people in jail. The High Court ruled that judges in two cases, in Manchester and Bristol, had made “errors of law” in releasing alleged violent offenders on bail. Dame Victoria Sharp KC, president of the King’s Bench Division, and Mr Justice Chamberlain found that trial days currently caused by the barristers’ strike can constitute a “good and sufficient cause” for extending custody time limits for short periods not above three months. “In every case, judges should consider whether the public interests served initially by remanding the defendant in custody can now be served by stringent bail conditions. If so, this should be the preferred course,” their ruling added. But it warned that following a months-long dispute over legal aid payments to defence barristers that escalated into an all-out strike in August, “this will not remain the position for long”. “If the CBA action continues, there will shortly come a time when the absence of representation in the context of the current dispute can be considered chronic and routine,” the judges said. “Once that stage is reached, it is likely that the absence of representation will no longer be capable of supplying a sufficient reason for extending custody time limits.” Read More Mick Lynch blasts government’s new anti-strike action plans Psychiatrist tells inquest he was not asked to intervene in woman’s care Resumption of Bloody Sunday prosecution delayed for 24 hours after court mix-up

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What are the categories of hurricane? Florida prepares to be battered by Hurricane Ian

In the past 10 days, two hurricanes have swept across the Caribbean and Gulf coast, with Hurricane Ian currently still in action hot on the heels of Hurricane Fiona. Ian is currently classed as a category three hurricane but this is expected to increase, potentially hitting Florida as a category four storm sometime today (Wednesday, September 28). What are the categories of hurricane? The National Hurricane Center in the United States uses the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale to determine storm categories. This is a one to five rating that is based only on a hurricane’s maximum sustained wind speed, without taking other potential deadly hazards, such as rainfall, flooding, and tornadoes, into account. Here are the five hurricane categories and what they entail: Category one (max sustained winds of 74 mph-95 mph) Very dangerous winds with maximum sustained speeds of between 74 mph and 95 mph will produce some damage to property, such as roof, shingles, vinyl siding. and gutters in well-built homes. Large tree branches will likely snap and trees with shallow roots may fall. Extensive damage to power lines and poles are likely, resulting in power outages for up to several days. Category two (max sustained winds of 96 mph - 110 mph) Extremely dangerous winds with maximum sustained speeds of between 96 mph and 110 mph will cause extensive damage, including major roof and siding damage to buildings. Many trees with shallow roots will fall, with the potential to block roads. Power loss is expected with total outages that could last from several days to weeks. Category three (max sustained winds of 111 mph -129 mph) Devastating damage expected from winds, with maximum sustained speeds of between 111 mph and 129 mph, including major damage to buildings or removal of roof decking and gable ends. Many trees will fall and block numerous roads. Electricity and water are expected to be unavailable for several days to weeks after the storm passes. Category four (max sustained winds of 130 mph - 156 mph) Catastrophic damage will occur from winds with maximum sustained speeds of between 130 mph to 156 mph, including severe damage to buildings, such as losing roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas, with power outages lasting weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. Category five (max sustained winds of 157 mph or higher) Catastrophic damage will occur from winds with maximum sustained speeds of 157 mph or higher, meaning a high percentage of homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas and power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. Read More Florida braced for Hurricane Ian after knocking out power in Cuba Hurricane Fiona rips through Puerto Rico causing Electricity blackout Electricity blackout as Hurricane Fiona rips through Puerto Rico

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Dollar Rallies, Treasury Yields Touch 2008 High: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- The dollar soared to another record after the White House talked down the prospect of weakening the currency,

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NATO, EU cite dangers to vital infrastructure after pipeline 'sabotage'

By Sabine Siebold and Bart H. Meijer BRUSSELS (Reuters) -NATO and the European Union on Wednesday stressed the need to

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Austerity cuts ahead could mean ‘end of NHS’, warns ex-Bank of England deputy

The scale of the austerity cuts looming if the Liz Truss government does not reverse course on the economy could result in the end of the NHS, the Bank of England’s former deputy governor has warned. Sir Charlie Bean said it would be better to “get a Tardis and go back” to undo Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget – warning that the government was losing the confidence of markets. “I find it implausible that the measures that are presently being contemplated to boost growth … will be anything like powerful enough to obviate the need for some significant spending cuts,” he told Sky News. Sir Charlie warned of possible public spending cuts of up to £50bn a year. “Frankly, the only way you can really deal with this is with a very fundamental rethinking of the boundaries of the state.” On the existential crisis it could pose to the NHS, he said: “So if you want to get the share of government spending to GDP down, you have to be prepared, say, to move away from our own health service, which is free at the point of delivery, to one funded by social insurance like they do in Germany.” Mr Kwarteng will step up efforts to reassure the City when he meets US investment banks on Wednesday after his mini-Budget spooked markets with a borrowing-fuelled tax cut spree. Calling the current situation “serious”, the Bank’s former deputy governor warned: “The thing about credulity is when you lose it, it can be quite difficult to get it back. It takes time.” Sir Charlie urged the Bank’s current monetary policy committee (MPC) to increase interest rates by another 1.5 percentage points to calm the markets. “The evidence from many of these sorts of episodes across the world is that the secret is to go early and go big,” he said. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer offered his own warning during his conference speech, saying he was “really worried about how many lives are at risk this winter”. Sir Keir said: “Talking to doctors in my local hospital, I said ‘the NHS is on its knees, isn’t it?’. They said ‘no, Keir, it’s face down on the floor’.” The Labour leader also said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rebuke to UK economic policy was “very, very serious” and urged the government to urgently change course. In an extraordinary statement on Monday night, the IMF said it was “closely monitoring” developments in the UK – warning of increased inequality and urging the chancellor to “re-evaluate the tax measures”. The UK’s stock and bond markets have lost more than $500bn in value since Liz Truss took over at No 10 last month, according to an assessment by Bloomberg. White House economic adviser Brian Deese said he was not surprised by the negative reaction of markets to the UK’s plans. The top Joe Biden adviser said it underscored the need to maintain “fiscal prudence, fiscal discipline”. Former US Treasury secretary Larry Summers described the situation facing the UK as “very ominous” – adding that it was “the kind of warning that comes much more frequently to emerging markets with new governments”. Global ratings agency Moody’s warned that the UK’s “unfunded” tax cuts could lead to larger budget deficits and higher interest rates, in the biggest threat yet that the UK’s credit rating could be downgraded. But Ms Truss’s economics adviser Patrick Minford told The Telegraph: “We should let markets work and pay no attention to idiots who cry ‘crisis’.” And right-wing Brexiteer Lord Frost said the IMF “has consistently advocated highly conventional economic policies”. Tory MP Sir John Redwood, another prominent Truss supporter, also dismissed the concerns raised by the IMF – saying the international body had been “very wrong”. Mr Redwood also told Sky News that the Bank of England should be “very cautious” about taking more action on interest rates. He said the policy was “quite tight enough to do the job we need to do which is to get inflation down”. Read More Pound news – live: Sterling falls again after ‘very serious’ IMF warning to Kwarteng Liz Truss must fix self-inflicted ‘mess’ after IMF warning, says Keir Starmer Moody’s warns against Kwarteng’s ‘unfunded’ tax cuts after IMF intervention Liz Truss bad for Britain on world stage, majority of voters say

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Chhattisgarh: Tree cutting for coal mining starts in Hasdeo amid protests

Officials said about a dozen people from Ghatbarra village were detained for allegedly misleading and instigating villagers

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Navy proposes stringent blood testing for elite SEALs training program to address drug use

Senior Navy officials are concerned about the use of performance enhancing drugs by Navy SEAL trainees and have asked the Pentagon to approve blood testing to detect potentially illegal or banned substances used by the elite forces.

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Genes behind condition that makes hair ‘uncombable’ in humans found

Scientists have found the genes responsible for “uncombable hair syndrome”, a rare condition that makes it almost impossible to tame some people’s hair. People with this rare genetic condition, also known as UHS, have “dry, frizzy, and wiry” hair that cannot be combed flat, usually starting from a young age between three months and 12 years of age, say researchers, including those from the University of Bradford in the UK. While studies have been published on the condition since the 1970s, most have been case reports. In the new study, published recently in the journal Jama Dermatology, scientists assessed one of the largest worldwide data collections of affected individuals, and have found the spectrum of genes involved in the condition. Researchers analysed 107 unrelated patients with a suspected diagnosis of UHS and family members who were recruited worldwide from January 2013 to December 2021. The findings confirm that one of the main causes of this rare condition is linked to mutations in the PADI3 gene along with roles played by two other genes – TCHH, and TGM3. The variation observed among humans on Earth, such as in physical features, including hair colour, texture, and style, is due to small variations in genes between people. Genes are the blueprints the body’s cells follow to produce proteins, and sometimes mutations in genes can lead to a change in the function of the protein they code. In the new research, scientists found mutations in the genes PADI3, TCHH, and TGM3 that code for important proteins involved in the formation of hair fibres. They say children may start showing signs of UHS if both parents carry the mutated genes, even if the parents themselves may not have the condition. The new findings, researchers say, shed light on the factors influencing normal hair growth, and highlight the role played by different proteins in controlling hair shape and appearance. “This cohort study extends and gives an overview of the genetic variant spectrum of UHS based on molecular genetic analyses of the largest worldwide collective of affected individuals, to our knowledge,” scientists wrote in the study. “The discovery of pathogenic variants in PADI3, TCHH, and TGM3 may open a new avenue for clinicians and affected individuals by introducing molecular diagnostics for UHS,” they added. Read More Scientists find potential ‘cure’ for baldness Long Covid causes erectile dysfunction and hair loss as symptoms list widens Campaign to shape Afro hair discrimination in schools New secrets of human genome unearthed after missing segments finally sequenced Researchers identify genetic differences associated with severe Covid Age you lose your virginity at may be linked to genes, study finds

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US mountaineer Hilaree Nelson found dead after going missing on Nepal summit

Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson has been found dead after going missing while skiing at Manaslu in Samagaun, Nepal. The world-renowned climber had been descending from the 27,000ft Manaslu mountain on skis on Monday when she is said to have crashed near the summit. “The search team that left this morning on a helicopter spotted her body and is bringing her back,” Jiban Ghimire of Shangri-La Nepal Trek, which organised the expedition, told AFP. Rescuers searching by helicopter located Ms Nelson's body on Wednesday after failing to find her on Monday and Tuesday, when bad weather hampered their search. Mr Ghimire said that the body was brought to the peak’s base camp and will later be flown to Kathmandu. Also on Monday, an avalanche at a lower elevation on the same mountain killed a Nepalese man and injured several other climbers. Hundreds of climbers and their local guides were attempting to reach the summit during Nepal's autumn climbing season. On Monday, Hilaree Nelson, 49, slipped and appeared to fall into a 2,000ft (600m) gap in the ice, known as a crevasse, only 15 minutes after reaching the summit of the 26,781ft peak. Ms Nelson had earlier in the day scaled the summit of Mount Manaslu — the world’s eigth tallest peak — in Nepal with her partner Jim Morrison. The couple had taken photos with their three Sherpa guides, who used a satellite phone to share the good news with Jiban Ghimire, the outfitter that organized their expedition, reported The New York Times. After climbing the summit, they made their way down from the 8,163-metre (26,781-foot) peak. Ms Nelson previously wrote on her Instagram page: “These past weeks have tested my resilience in new ways. “The constant monsoon with its incessant rain and humidity has made me hopelessly homesick. I am challenged to find the peace and inspiration from the mountain when it’s been constantly shrouded in mist. “Yesterday we ended our summit bid when we decided it was too dangerous to move from C3 to C4. “We subsequently decided to ski down from C3 knowing that would mean carrying our skis all the way back up the mountain again if, big if here, we try again for a summit. It was the best thing we could’ve done.” The mother of two is described by her sponsor, The North Face, as “the most prolific ski mountaineer of her generation”. The outdoor recreation brand issued a statement on Monday confirming the mountaineer was missing. The statement added: “We are in touch with Hilaree’s family and supporting search and rescue efforts in every way we can.” A decade ago, she became the first woman to summit both the highest mountain in the world, Everest, and the adjacent Lhotse peak within the span of 24 hours. In 2018, she returned to Lhotse and made the first ski descent of the mountain, which earned her the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award. Read More Good Morning America's Ginger Zee does weather report on Hurricane Fiona Body of missing famed U.S. extreme skier recovered in Nepal Famed American ski mountaineer missing in Nepal mountain American mountaineer missing after reaching summit of world’s eighth tallest mountain UN speeches end with silence from Myanmar, Afghanistan Jan 6 committee postpones final hearing into Trump and Capitol riot - follow live

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Taiwan says chip companies in talks about Europe investment

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Some Taiwanese chip companies are in talks with European countries about investments there, a government minister said

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Brazil belief, French feuds and struggling strikers: How England’s World Cup rivals are faring ahead of Qatar

There are now less than two months to go until the World Cup in Qatar and, with very little international football to be played before the kick-off, the time for tinkering and fact-finding appears to be over for the tournament’s leading contenders. Four-times winners Italy will be absent, having failed to qualify for a second successive World Cup, while history suggests an unlikely outsider could well emerge from the pack: few had Croatia down as finalists four years ago. Nonetheless, the bookmakers’ markets are dominated by the usual suspects and here Standard Sport takes a look at how England’s chief rivals are shaping up. Brazil As at most of the tournaments since their 2002 triumph, Brazil look set to start as favourites - but with more substance to that status than in recent editions. There is a swagger back in the stride of the Selecao. Neymar is resurgent at PSG but no longer shoulders the national team burden alone, with Raphinha, Vinicius Jr, Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison among a ridiculous array of attacking options at Tite’s disposal, backed up by an experienced defence and midfield, as well as two of the world’s best goalkeepers. Frightening. Argentina With question marks around so many European nations, could the stage be set for a first South American triumph in 20 years? Tuesday night’s win over Jamaica extended Argentina’s unbeaten run to 35 games, stretching back to July 2019 and including last summer’s Copa America triumph, where they beat Brazil in the Maracana in the final. Head coach Lionel Scaloni appears to have brought balance and harmony to a squad that was a mess in Russia, while Lionel Messi has, like Neymar, started the season in vintage form in Paris ahead of what may be his last World Cup. France The defending champions still possess one of the most talented squads at the tournament, bolstered by the emergence of more young talent and the return of Karim Benzema since 2018. However, all is not well. There is turmoil at the country’s FA, the Paul Pogba blackmail saga is a huge distraction, Kylian Mbappe is engaged in a row over image rights and key players such as N’Golo Kante have fitness problems. That has translated to poor performances on the pitch: last week’s 2-0 win over Austria was France’s only victory in six Nations League games. Germany Like the French, Germany have won just one in six in the Nations League, albeit in perhaps a tougher group. The optimism and upturn in results that greeted the start of the Hansi Flick era after Joachim Low’s long reign have faded into concern, particularly over a lack of firepower in lieu of a natural, top-class centre-forward. Germany’s midfield and wide options remain plentiful, even if some - like Serge Gnabry - are out of form, but Flick still appears to be searching for his best combination at the back. Spain Another side whose chief limitation seems to be up-front is Spain, where the Alvaro Morata debate continues to rage. Luis Enrique started the weekend’s defeat to Switzerland with a front-three of Ferran Torres, Pablo Sarabia and Marco Asensio, none of whom are strikers nor featuring regularly for their clubs. This is a team, however, that outperformed expectations at Euro 2020 with a young squad. The fear still, is that even after that experience, this tournament may have come too soon for Pedri, Gavi & Co. Netherlands The only side unbeaten in the top tier of the Nations League, the Dutch finished their campaign with five wins and a draw ahead of their first World Cup since 2014. After breezing out of a kind group at the Euros (they look to have another in Qatar), the Netherlands bombed in the last-16 against Czech Republic and must hope the returns of Virgil van Dijk, in defence, and Louis van Gaal, in the dugout, add some steel. Memphis Depay’s lack of minutes for Barcelona is a major concern for Van Gaal, whose forward options are uninspiring. Portugal Portugal had to come through the play-offs to reach the tournament and will have been relieved that Italy’s disaster against North Macedonia spared them a heavyweight showdown. The debate over Cristiano Ronaldo’s place in the side looks likely to dominate the narrative, particularly since the Manchester United forward appears reliant on Europa League minutes for his tournament prep. Fernando Santos has faced similar criticism to Gareth Southgate for failing to get the best out of his attacking talent and must make better use of the likes of Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota and Joao Felix. Belgium Roberto Martinez has made efforts to refresh his squad since last summer’s Euros but is still heavily reliant on a number of his Golden Generation veterans in the starting XI. Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld are still regulars in defence, as is Axel Witsel in midfield. Kevin de Bruyne remains at the peak of his powers and Eden Hazard is finally more involved at Real Madrid but Romelu Lukaku must rediscover form and fitness quickly when he returns from injury next month - which has not always been a given. Read More England World Cup 2022: Group stage fixtures, schedule and venues Adapting to unique Qatar challenges key to England’s chances, says Southgate England World Cup XI: Debating Southgate’s best lineup for Iran clash

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The NSFW 'sunning your hole' TikTok trend is back

A unique wellness trend simply refuses to leave TikTok, with more and more people giving it a go. Sunning your hole is exactly what it says on the tin – the idea that pointing your bare bottom at the sun will "increase your vibrations" and make your energy levels surge. One TikTok user, Abushady, told Vice: "It’s a feeling you can’t really describe unless you experience it, "It’s like the sunlight fills your being from the bottom up." Also known as perineum sunning, the hashtag alone has racked up an impressive 2.8 million views from intrigued users. Sign up to our free Indy100 weekly newsletter @laurenannekennedy Happy monday 🎉☀️ @maddoxdaniels1 Sunning the perineum for just a few minutes boosts testosterone-synthesizing cells by 200%🌞 #sungod #testosterone #rootchakra #perineum #naturevibes #strength #wellness @michaladowns Public Service Announcement 📣 : Make sure to get your vitamin D ☀️🍑 Check out my morning ritual. #perineumsunning #howto #selfcare #fyp People have been gushing over the said results, with one claiming they had "better sleep, balanced hormones, more energy, higher libido, increased creativity, sweet freedom, [and] a nice tan [butt]." Another suggested it allowed them to attract "people who are on the same frequency and wavelength as me". Meanwhile, others claimed it works wonders for vitamin D levels. However, a doctor has since took to TikTok exposing the risks of the NSFW trend, candidly urging: "Please don’t harvest solar energy with your butthole." In a recent clip, Dr Karan Raj explained: "The perineum is an area of thin tissue between your back passage and your genitals. The reason it’s called the area where your ‘sun don’t shine’ is because biology and evolution made sure that it was hidden away. The rays from the sun can increase the risk of burning, irritation and skin cancers. @dr.karanr SUN FRIED G00CH A second professional, Dr Kattan added: "These trends are actually getting ridiculous, I do not recommend that you do this under any circumstance." @dr.kattan Perineum Sunning? Doctor Reacts! ❌ #doctorreacts #perineumsunning #skincancer#viraltrend #vitamindD #suntan#askadoctor#askamedic #medicalstudent #physician#doctor#Health #applehealth #medicine #medic #doctor #askadoctor #askamedic #beware #dangeroustrend #ukdoctor He concluded: "Your genitals are meant to be covered and down there, so they're not exposed to the sun, "If you're looking for vitamin D supplements, just go to your doctor." Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.

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N Korea test launches missile on eve of Harris trip to Seoul

South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters a day before a visit by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

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