WATCH: Oldest living man receives Guinness World Records

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Supercentenarian Masazo Nonaka was certified on Tuesday as the world's oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days. Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records in a ceremony at his home in Ashoro, on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, and celebrated the recognition with cake. Born on 25 July, 1905, Nonaka grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents running a hot springs inn. The 105-year-old inn is now run by his granddaughter Yuko. He regularly soaks in the ...

Study finds Dubai Mall visitors create average half kilo of waste each

Thursday, 5 April 2018

A survey revealed that each visitor at the UAE’s famous Dubai Mall generates over half a kilo of waste per visit. According to the National, information gathered from seven malls in the UAE showed that each visitor used an average of 511 kWh per square meter of energy, 10.86 liters of water and produced 520 grams of waste. “511 kWh is enough energy to run a fridge-freezer continuously for 365 days,” the newspaper reported Markus Oberlin, CEO of facilities management company ...

Survey finds parents of toddlers are ‘the happiest of all,’ but is that true?

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Lifting my head off the pillow to yell: “Go back to sleep, it’s not morning yet,” I grimace. It’s unlikely my toddler will do as I ask and after six hours of broken sleep, the inevitable trudge to the kitchen to make breakfast and answer one thousand questions before 6am awaits. It’s at times like these when I miss my old life. The carefree days when I’d sleep, felt sane, when I had clean hair and my go-to outfit wasn’t leggings. So I was really ...

Britain plans deposit return scheme to curb plastic waste

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Britain plans this year to introduce a deposit return scheme for single-use drink containers to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste littering the land and sea, the government said. In deposit return schemes - which already operate in Denmark, Sweden and Germany - consumers pay a deposit when they buy a drink which they redeem once the container is returned. British consumers get through about 13 billion plastic drink bottles a year but more than three billion are either ...

Saudi’s first certified yoga instructor receives prestigious award from India’s president

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Saudi Arabia’s first certified yoga instructor, Nouf Marwaai, was awarded the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth highest civilian award, by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on Tuesday.Marwaai was given the award in recognition of her efforts to popularize yoga in Saudi Arabia and getting it recognized as a sports activity. The event, which was held at the president’s house in the capital, was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who recognized Marwaai’s ...

Lights go dark for Earth Hour to focus on climate change

Sunday, 25 March 2018

In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights - Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye.That scene was repeated over and over across the world on Saturday night: at Sydney’s Opera House; at New Delhi’s great arch; at Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers; at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland; at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; at St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.It lasted for just an hour and its power is purely ...

WATCH: Six of the best TRX exercises for beginners

Sunday, 18 March 2018

TRX is a unique training tool, for the reason that, instead of using exercise machines or hand-held weights, you are using your own body weight and gravity to perform a particular exercise.It is especially effective in developing strength, balance, flexibility, movement, and stability - the best part is that you can control the angles and movements yourself, therefore it can work for all fitness levels.1. Low pulley rowStart by facing the TRX anchor point – take hold of the handles with a ...

Dubai tests vaccine to rid camels of deadly disease easily transmitted to humans

Sunday, 18 March 2018

A virus referred to as Mers carried by camels has been reported to infect more than 1,750 people, more than 700 of which have died, according to the International Society for Infectious Diseases. The National reported that Dubai’s Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL) is working on creating a vaccine to combat the virus as most cases are coming out of Saudi Arabia and the UAE where camels are widely popular and come in close contact with individuals. “You wouldn’t call ...

India’s delivery girls on the road to break gender stereotypes

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Girls in the Indian capital of New Delhi are breaking another stereotype by joining the country’s first women-only cargo and logistics company. Even cargo is a social enterprise that employs women from poor communities and trains them for employment opportunities with major e-commerce companies. “Our objective is to allow women to have equal access to public spaces. Second objective is to increase women participation in workforce and also to challenge the gender norm by bringing ...

VIDEO: Mandatory exercise at the office, Sweden's latest craze

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Workers spending their lunch break at the gym may be commonplace in most Western countries, but in Sweden some employers are pushing the idea even further, making on-the-job exercise compulsory. Every Friday, employees of fashion and sportswear retailer Bjorn Borg leave their desks at the company's Stockholm headquarters to get their weekly workout at a nearby gym. There is no getting out of it: for more than two years the company founded by the Swedish tennis legend has made on-the-job exercise ...

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