The extreme lifestyle of a strongman

Mikey Lane eats 8,500 calories a day and trains five days a week in his bid to become one of the strongest men in the world. Image copyrightRICHARD HANCOX Mikey, 35, eats seven chickens a week, along with six pizzas, as part of his training regime. The semi-professional strongman from Nuneaton has dedicated the last nine years to pushing himself to his limits to chase his dream. Image copyrightRICHARD HANCOX His journey has seen him compete nationally and internationally, with his ultimate quest to compete in the World’s Strongest Man…

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British vapers are safe, claim health experts after deaths in US

 A man exhales after vaping at the Vape Jam Convention in London in April 2018. Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstock Health experts have moved to reassure British vapers in the wake of a severe respiratory illness that has killed at least five people and hospitalised many more in the US. More than 450 possible cases – all linked to vaping – among otherwise “healthy young people” are being investigated, US officials said on Friday. They have reported that affected individuals have experienced respiratory symptoms including a cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some…

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UBS to revamp investment bank in bid to lift flagging earnings

Switzerland’s UBS plans another shake-up of its investment banking arm to help boost earnings and curb costs after tough market conditions precipitated a performance dip. The world’s largest investment banks have had their worst start to a year since 2006, the latest data published by industry analyst Coalition on Thursday shows. “What’s been communicated today was a reorganisation, which did not include a specific number of job cuts,” a person familiar with the matter said, adding that the restructuring would be carried out by the end of the year. Switzerland’s…

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Jio Fiber Plans Announced, Know all about JioFiber Welcome Offer and Plans – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond, Platinum, Titanium

Jio Fiber Plan Announced: The much awaited Jio Fiber Plans have been announced for the Reliance Industries Broadband Internet Service. Mukesh Ambani led RIL rolled out Jio GigaFiber Services on 5th September and announced a host of customer-centric broadband plans. JioFiber Home Broadband Services has been launched with a base Bronze Plan which can be awaited at Rs 699 per month for 100 Mbps speed internet connection. On the other hand, the most expensive and premium JioFiber Plan has been named Titanium and offers 1 GBPS lightening internet speed with an…

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Advent mulls Rs 1,300 crore investment in Aditya Birla Capital: Report

Private equity firm Advent is in advanced talks to invest Rs 1,200-1,300 crore in Aditya Birla Capital for a 6-7 percent stake, a report in The Economic Times has said. The deal, if it goes through, will make Advent ABCL’s largest non-promoter shareholder. ABCL will likely approve Advent’s proposal in a board meeting on September 5. The fundraising will be done through a preferential allotment or a qualified institutional placement, the report said. Moneycontrol could not independently verify the news. The company’s stock, which began trading in September 2018, closed at Rs 87.55 on September…

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Gardening for the Novice: How to enhance your gardening experience by extending the growing season

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” — Cicero, Roman Statesman and Philosopher (106 BC-43BC) This year has been especially hard on Montcalm area gardeners with all the weather variability they experienced trying to maintain their landscape gardens at a beautiful and productive level. At this point, it is understandable that many gardeners are ready to shut down their gardens and wait for next year’s spring gardening season to begin. However, now is the time for gardeners to enjoy the benefits of their hard…

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