Read Full Story Couples who ate more fish were more likely to conceive, and had more frequent sexual intercourse, than those who ate less, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Researchers tracked outcomes over the course of a year from 501 couples in Michigan and Texas trying to get pregnant. The couples who ate four-ounce servings of fish twice a week or more had sexual intercourse roughly 22 percent more frequently than those who ate less, the study found. And 92 percent of the couples who ate the most fish were pregnant after a year, compared with 79 percent of the couples who ate less.“Seafood may help in semen quality, ovulation and other markers,” said Audrey Gaskins, research associate at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study, in a May 23, 2018 New York Times article.Senior author of the study was Jorge Chavarro, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard Chan School.Read the New York Times article: Is Fish the Food of Love, and Babies?Read a UPI article: More fish in the diet could boost sex lives and fertility
WITH exactly one week before the second national Drag Racing championship of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) just under five competitors have been registered.According to the club, competitors should make haste in registering themselves before next weekend’s event.Club president Rameez Mohamed in a statement today reminded those errant competitors to get organised early and avoid the rush.“I know the event is going to be big, I’ve seen the local cars that are being built for this event; but just over a week remains and we have just about five cars registered so far,” Mohamed said.“What we are trying to avoid is persons crowding the office on Saturday and Sunday to get registered and possibly missing out on such.”He noted that bikes are not exempt from being registered as the club tries to cut out the ‘late culture’ of registration.“We also don’t want (next) Sunday to be delayed by the persons coming to line up to register their cars. Register early, Saturday and Sunday can be test days where you have a chance to use the lights and what’s not.”The GMR&SC boss sent out a stern warning, saying, “If you try to get registered between Saturday and Sunday and don’t get through then there is really nothing we can do. We have an event to run and we want to do it smoothly.”According to Mohamed, over 100 competitors are expected to register for the event which will see the driver with the fastest reaction win $20 000.Del Ice Co has sponsored cash prizes for the fastest 10-second ($200 000), 11-second ($150 000) and 12-second ($100 000) cars.Sponsors for the event include Platinum Car Show, KFC, Supreme Bets, R. Kissoon Contracting Services, Deryck Jaisingh Trucking Service and Machinery Rentals, Del Ice Co., Mohamed’s Enterprise, B.M. SOAT Auto Sales, Prem’s Electrical, E-Networks, Motor Trend, Nexus Machine Shop, Power Line, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Wind Jammer Hotel, Cyril’s Taxi, A&R Jiwanram Printery, Blue Spring Water, Choke Gas Station, Miracle Optical, Special Auto, First Class Auto Spares and Sales, GT Tuners, West Coast Customs Washbay and Imran Autoworks.Tickets for adults cost $1 000 and children $500.
National coach Sunny Thomas returned home with silver medallist Vijay Kumar on Wednesday, and while he did admit the Indian shooting team had fallen below expectations, he refused to blame anyone or anything for it.”I don’t complain about what we get. We’ve got two medals, so the count has increased, but yes, the colour could’ve been different. We had realistically expected four to five medals, but still, it is a gradual improvement. I’m happy about that,” Thomas said.”We (the shooting team) have four medals in three Olympics – in shotgun, in rifle and now in pistol. That means there’s something happening correctly, we are heading in the right direction, despite what the critics might say,” he added.Speaking about Vijay, who finished second in rapid-fire to become India’s first Olympic medallist in a pistol event, Thomas said: “It wasn’t unexpected. That morning, the press people were asking me about Vijay. I told them ‘watch him, he’s the dark horse’. He’s not a world champion or a world record holder, but I know what he is. The way he was training, the scores he was shooting, it was not unexpected. He was brilliant.”Thomas did, however, offer a word of advice for the future.”He is a calm and quiet boy, but with so many felicitations and the money and job offers he’ll get, it should not go to his head. He has got the calibre to bring gold in the next Olympics,” he said.Thomas rejected the theory that the new hit-or-miss elimination format of the rapid-fire final had assisted Vijay, who had qualified in fourth spot.advertisement”Next year onwards, this rule is going to apply to many other events as well. All the shooters in the world had been practising this format for two years, and you saw the guy with (world record) 592 going empty-handed. Vijay excels in the four-second series and is a fantastic finals shooter,” he said.Asked if some of the shooters had been found temperamentally lacking, Thomas defended his wards.
Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton said he still had “the utmost respect” for Formula One title rival Sebastian Vettel after accepting a public apology from the Ferrari driver on Thursday.Speaking to reporters at a crowded Austrian Grand Prix news conference, the two men addressed a “road rage” controversy that has dominated the headlines since the June 25 race in Azerbaijan.”I still have the utmost respect for him as a driver and will continue to race him hard through the rest of the season,” declared Hamilton, who said at the time that Vettel had “disgraced himself” by driving into him in Baku.He said Vettel called him on the Monday after the race and then texted an apology, which he accepted.The championship leader had driven into the back of Hamilton’s Mercedes while both were following the safety car in first and second places, waiting for it to return to the pits.Vettel then pulled alongside, gesticulating angrily, before banging wheels.The German, a four times world champion, later accused Hamilton of “brake-testing” him by slowing suddenly.The car’s telemetry subsequently showed that was not the case and Hamilton said the accusation was one he particularly wanted correcting.Vettel was handed a 10-second stop-and-go penalty, and finished fourth. He was then summoned to a hearing in Paris last Monday where the governing body declared the matter closed.Initially reluctant to dwell on the matter, saying he did not want to “pump this up more than it is already”, the Ferrari driver on Thursday repeated the written apology.advertisement”It was the wrong move to drive alongside him and hit his tyres,” he said.”I don’t think there was any bad intention (by Hamilton). I don’t think he actually brake-tested me. I was upset and over-reacted. I am not proud of the moment.”Hamilton, 14 points behind Vettel after eight races, missed out on victory in Baku after a headrest worked loose and he had to pit. He finished fifth.Before Baku, the two world champions had made much of their mutual respect and the budding “bromance” seemed to be back on.”It’s nice to hear that we are able to move forward,” Vettel said. “I think the respect we have for each other on and off track helps us in this regard.”
Bengaluru: With just 11 days to go for its moon landing, the Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday said it has successfully performed the third lunar-bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. All spacecraft parameters were normal, the city-headquartered space agency said after the maneuver on the spacecraft that is currently in the lunar orbit for its rendezvous with the Moon. “Third Lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today (August 28, 2019) beginning at 0904 hrs IST, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was 1190 seconds. The orbit achieved is 179 km x 1412 km,” ISRO said in an update. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “All spacecraft parameters are normal. The next Lunar bound orbit maneuver is scheduled on August 30, 2019 between 1800 – 1900 hrs IST,” it said. In a major milestone for India’s second Moon mission, theChandrayaan-2spacecraft had successfully entered the lunar orbit on August 20 by performing Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) maneuver. After performing second lunar bound orbit maneuver on August 21, ISRO had released two sets of pictures of moon captured by the spacecraft. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday There will be two more orbit manoeuvres to make the spacecraft enter into its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon’s surface. ISRO has said subsequently the lander would separate from the Orbiter (on September2) and enter into a 100 km X 30 km orbit around the Moon. Then it would perform a series of complex braking maneuvers to soft land in the South polar region of the Moon on September 7, 2019. ISRO Chairman K Sivan has said the proposed soft-landing on the Moon is going to be a “terrifying” moment as it is something ISRO has not done before, where as LOI maneuver was successfully carried out during theChandrayaan-1 mission. The health of the spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Bylalu, near Bengaluru, the space agency has said. India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1 had successfully launched the 3,840-kgChandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth’s orbit on July 22. Following the landing, the rover ‘Pragyan’ will roll out from lander ‘Vikram’ and carry out experiments on the lunar surface for a period of one lunar day, which is equal to 14 earth days. The mission life of the lander is also one lunar day, while the orbiter would continue its mission for a year. The orbiter carries eight scientific payloads for mapping the lunar surface and study the exosphere (outer atmosphere) of the Moon while the lander carries three scientific payloads to conduct surface and subsurface science experiments. The rover carries two payloads to enhance the understanding of the lunar surface. India’s second lunar expedition — would shed light on a completely unexplored section of the Moon, its South Polar region. According to ISRO, the mission objective of Chandrayaan-2 is to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for end-to-end lunar mission capability, including soft-landing and roving on the lunar surface. On the science front, this mission aims to further expand the knowledge about the moon through a detailed study of its topography, mineralogy, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics and atmosphere, leading to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the moon, the space agency had said.