Bad for what ails you? US drinkers snub Corona beer over virus

first_imgTopics : “While the brand has claimed that consumers understand there’s no linkage between the virus and the beer company, this is a disaster for the Corona brand,” Torossian said in a statement. “After all, what brand wants to be linked to a virus which is killing people worldwide?”The survey results were supported by a report from market analysis firm YouGov that pointed to an uptick in internet searches for phrases like “Corona beer virus” that was weighing on brand reputation.The Mexican-heritage beverage, owned by Constellation Brands, has not helped its cause with an awkwardly-phrased advertising campaign to plug new hard seltzer offerings in the United States. Confusion between coronavirus and Corona beer has been a punchline of questionable taste during the outbreak — but the matter may be no joke for the brand.The phrase “38% of Americans” was trending Friday on Twitter following a survey showing that proportion of beer drinkers “would not buy Corona under any circumstances now.” Ronn Torossian, founder and CEO of public relations firm 5W, which polled 737 US beer drinkers, said there “no question that Corona beer is suffering because of the coronavirus.” center_img The beverages, available in four “delicious” flavors, will be “coming ashore soon,” according to the spot posted to Twitter that had received 7.3 million views by Friday on the Corona USA page.”Given what’s hitting the news right now, this seems in remarkably poor taste,” one critic posted.”Pretty sure Corona has always had remarkably poor taste,” another replied.Constellation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Brand favorability for Corona dropped from 75 percent in early January to 51 in late February, according to daily consumer surveys taken by YouGov.last_img read more

Japan suicides at historic low in 2019 but more teens kill themselves

first_imgSuicides in Japan in 2019 fell to a historic low, marking the tenth straight year of declines, but youth suicides continued to rise, police said on Tuesday.Though suicide in Japan has a long history as a way of avoiding shame or dishonor, and its suicide rate still tops the Group of Seven nations, a national effort has brought suicides down by about 40% in roughly 15 years.Suicides totaled 20,169 in 2019, 617 or 3.7% fewer than the previous year, and was the lowest since the compilation of data began in 1978. The suicide rate edged down to 16% per 100,000, a dip of 0.5% from the previous year and also the lowest in history. By contrast, the suicide rate for the United States, which has more than twice Japan’s population and a growing suicide problem, was 14.2% in 2018.The number of those under 20 who took their lives rose by 60 from the previous year to 659, the only age group to see a rise. Though suicides result from multiple causes, bullying has remained a persistent problem in Japanese schools.Suicides peaked at 34,427 in 2003, alarming policy makers and drawing foreign attention.Though the police did not give any reason for the decline, an improving economy has undoubtedly helped, and a suicide prevention program is apparently bearing fruit. Topics :last_img read more

Canada OKs remdesivir for use against coronavirus

first_imgCanada on Tuesday gave the green light for people with severe symptoms of COVID-19 to be treated with the anti-viral drug remdesivir.”Remdesivir is the first drug that Health Canada has authorized for the treatment of COVID-19,” said the health ministry.At least two major US studies have shown that remdesivir can reduce the duration of hospital stays for COVID-19 patients.  Washington authorized the emergency use of the medicine — which was originally intended as a treatment for Ebola — on May 1, followed by several Asian nations including Japan and South Korea.Canada said Tuesday it can be used on COVID-19 patients who have pneumonia and need extra oxygen to help them breathe.The doses used in Canada will be made by a unit of Gilead Sciences, the US pharmaceutical company that developed the drug.In early July, the European Commission also authorized use of remdesivir to treat the coronavirus.As of Tuesday, Canada was reporting 114,800 cases of the virus and more than 8,900 fatalities. Topics :last_img read more

Lisa Curry sell Mount Mellum property

first_imgCute interiors. Easy living.When she left the jungle, it was reported Kenny signed the divorce papers.Curry, now a health and fitness advocate, has been with Tabone, an Elvis ­impersonator, since late-2015. They were engaged last year. Curry retains her Alexandra Headland investment apartment. Great outdoors.The two-bedroom apartment cost the swimmer $463,000 in 2013 and has been a $500-a-week rental.Curry is one of Australia’s most decorated female athletes, having won 15 gold, seven silver and eight bronze international swimming medals. Lisa Curry with partner Mark Tabone. Picture: Dylan RobinsonLISA Curry, the I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! contestant and three-time Olympic swimmer, and her fiance, the entertainer Mark Tabone, have sold their Mount Mellum, Queensland, property for $550,000.It seems the couple had been too busy to build on the 14ha parcel which cost them $505,000 last year. SUBSCRIBE TO THE LATEST NSW REAL ESTATE NEWS HERE It had been marketed as the perfect weekender, located 35km southeast of the Sunshine Coast.Ray White Beerwah agent Theo Grigoriou initially had a $679,000 price tag for the property, but it sold after the guide was dropped to $575,000. The Mount Mellum property.The land, mostly natural bush with rainforest pockets, rocky gullies and two dams, was bought by a conservationist.The property comes with a one-bedroom cottage, two sheds and a caravan.The celebrity couple have not moved far, having jointly spent $1,125,000 on a 26ha estate near Maleny.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter’s spring selling tips01:23 Their new four-bedroom 1990s home comes with a gazebo that overlooks a horse arena and a saltwater swimming pool.Earlier this year Curry — who spent nearly six weeks in the jungle on I’m A Celebrity — revealed she was yet to divorce former ironman Grant Kenny. last_img read more

Both my children are equally human, yet only one is recognised as such

first_imgStuff 26 July 2019Family First Comment: Well said, Anna! “My youngest is 3 months old – a wriggly, active little baby who never stays still long enough to get a clear photo. It is also still in my womb. Some would say I can’t really call this one a baby either. Not yet…. I’m the mother of two children.”#chooselifeOPINION: I am a mother of two. My eldest is 21 months old – a lively, determined little boy who loves to put on his own shoes and place his toys in an orderly row.I can’t really call him a baby. Not anymore. He is running, climbing, talking and growing so fast I can hardly keep up.My youngest is 3 months old – a wriggly, active little baby who never stays still long enough to get a clear photo. It is also still in my womb.Some would say I can’t really call this one a baby either. Not yet.When we had our 12-week scan recently, we got to see our baby on screen. It was amazing to see how fully formed it was. The sonographer checked its brain, heart, bladder and all four limbs. We could see it swallowing, sliding up and down, and see its legs crossed neatly at the ankles.It was undeniably human. And yet some would deny just that.Those around me have no problem calling it a baby and congratulating me – I’m excited about it, after all, and planning to keep it. If I miscarry, I have no doubt that those around me will grieve with my husband and I on the death of our child, and will affirm the tragic loss of life.What if I didn’t want it, though? Or what if I did, but didn’t feel like I could bring it to term, for whatever reason?READ MORE: read more

Why He Hasn’t Proposed (Yet)

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Think every man who doesn’t propose is afraid to commit? Don’t be so sure. Read on for eight very real reasons even a man in love might not pop the question.1. His Parents’ Marriage Didn’t Make ItOur parents’ relationship offers us our first glimpse of the pros and cons of marriage, so if his mom and dad communicated best through lawyers, saying “I do” might be a huge don’t. “I know a few guys who remember their parents’ relationship as being full of poison, and the idea of marriage brings up the pain they felt when their parents divorced,” says Steve, 31, of Boston. “So instead of proposing to the women they loved, they broke things off when it got to that point in their relationships.”2. He’s Focused on His CareerMany men place the same emphasis on their career as some women do on their relationship status, which means that unless he’s made a name for himself at the office, he likely won’t be asking you to take his. Lisa Daily, author of How to Date Like a Grown-Up, says, “Most men want to have all their ducks in a row before proposing—they want to feel secure about their career prospects and financial situation before taking on a wife.”3. He’s Afraid of BoredomJust as you want to enjoy the excitement of something new and mysterious, so do men. “A lot of guys realize they are going to live to be 80, which means they will have to deal with the same person for 50 to 55 years,” says Dave, 32, of Chicago. “And unless there’s an effort to keep things exciting, that can get monotonous.”4. He’s Turned Off by Weddings“A lot of men think the whole wedding industry makes a mockery of marriage, and they get really turned off by how obsessed women get with it,” says Harold, 34, from Chicago. “It’s really unattractive when a woman you love freaks out about napkins, and it makes a lot of men wonder why women are so into getting married. Is it the diamond and the party or him?”5. He’s Not Ready to Be a DadMark, 33, from Sacramento, California, says his uncertainty about wanting kids at all is keeping him from popping the question. “I don’t know if I want to have children, and I don’t want to make a life-long commitment until I know where I stand,” he says.6. He’s Not Done Sowing His Wild OatsYou might be The One, but some guys have a hard time letting go of the possibility of being with other women. “The most common thing I hear around marriage from men is, ‘If I get married, this will be the last woman I ever sleep with,’” says Daily.7. He’s Afraid He’ll Have to Give Up His Dreams“The thing that stands out for me is the fear of settling down and forgoing my dreams,” says Eric, 27, of Ann Arbor, Michigan. “I saw my guy friends get married, immediately buy a house, have kids and eventually let go of their dreams. I feel that I still want to pursue my career goals, have adventures and be able to make last-minute decisions without informing someone. I’ll propose when I get that out of my system…or meet a girl willing to work with me on that.”8. He Can’t Afford the Ring“My girlfriend wants at least a one-carat ring. I’m starting to find out that my new career paths are not likely to make me a great deal of money, and that aggravates my worries that she will not want to stick around for life,” says Frank*, 32, of Los Angeles.*Name has been changed9. He’s Afraid Marriage Will Change You“A lot of guys hear that a woman will change once she gets married and that the happiness and mystery you enjoyed in the marriage goes away when the honeymoon is over,” says Steve, 33, of Charlotte, North Carolina. “When you think about that and combine it with the idea that you no longer have an easy out if it goes sour, it can be a deterrent.”By Brenda Della Casa,Glamour magazinecenter_img Share 39 Views   no discussions LifestyleRelationships Why He Hasn’t Proposed (Yet) by: – September 13, 2011last_img read more

Mourinho refuses to comment on Dowd

first_img The visitors might have had a penalty in the first half when Chris Smalling tussled with Branislav Ivanovic – at the same time as Marcos Rojo had his hands on John Terry – as a cross was delivered into the United box, but nothing was given. Then, after Didier Drogba’s 53rd-minute header had put Chelsea in front, they were denied victory in stoppage time when Ivanovic received his second booking of the game for a foul on Angel di Maria and the resulting free-kick came to Robin van Persie, who fired home. “So I won’t. I will speak about the game, which I thought was good. “I thought Manchester United were good, but Chelsea were very good. We played very well, particularly in the second half. I’m so happy with my players.” Regarding the current standings, he then added: “Of course I prefer to lead from the front. “We are four points clear, so I can say at this moment that, next weekend, it won’t matter about results – we will be top of the league. “I prefer to be in front rather than behind, obviously, because you have a little space for your mistakes – or for the referees’ mistakes.” Mourinho also stressed he regards eighth-placed United as title rivals, despite the gap between the two clubs currently standing at 10 points. United boss Louis van Gaal was in no doubt the award of the free-kick that led to his side’s goal was fair. The Dutchman said: “Ivanovic kicked him twice. Maybe the first time (questions can be asked), but the second time, no.” Van Gaal also hailed the fighting spirit his team had shown to grab a late equaliser for a second successive game. Asked if he thought the point was deserved, Van Gaal said: “Yes – you know that also, and Jose Mourinho knows that also. “I have said to the boys it is not our best performance and that is a pity, because at this moment, you have to show yourself – against the better teams. “But in spite of that, we have created a lot of chances, much more than Chelsea. “With the corner kick (that led to the Chelsea goal) there was a lack of communication, and after that, we lost our heads for 10 or 15 minutes and they could have scored a second goal. “They didn’t, and I made a change. We pressed forward, and Chelsea tried to kill the game, making my boys run a lot. “But my boys did that, fought until the end, and we scored. I think it was very deserved. “I think the fighting spirit (was pleasing), for the second time after West Brom (a 2-2 draw on Monday). “I think Chelsea are the best club in Europe at killing the game, but nevertheless we created still one or two chances, and we scored a goal.” When Drogba scored his header, the marker he got the better of was Rafael, a much shorter player. Asked about that, Van Gaal said: “I think Rafael is one of the best defenders. “He lacks a lot of height, but I don’t have other players. That is my problem – we are always smaller than the opponent. “In England, they have tall people – I think they must select only on the height and not the quality!” Mourinho seemed keen to avoid getting into trouble with his comments after the game, but it did not take much reading between the lines to guess his feelings about the decisions that had been made by Dowd. “I have come from the flash interviews,” the Portuguese, whose side are now four points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, said in his post-match press conference. “I did five and in all five, the first question was my comments on the referee. “I told them no comment, because when five ask the same thing, I don’t need to answer. “I prefer just to say that in my opinion, from where I was and reading the game, my feeling is that we had a good first half and a fantastic second half. “To come here and play the way we did and not to be happy with the point, because we are not, shows clearly how good we were and how good we are playing at this moment.” Pushed for his feelings on Dowd’s performance, Mourinho said: “You know I cannot speak. “Some (managers) can, some don’t. I am one of the ones that cannot because you know what happens to me when I speak. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s unhappiness with referee Phil Dowd was clear despite his insistence he had no comment to make about the official after the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Press Associationlast_img read more

Redknapp praises Pardew

first_img A section of Newcastle supporters were calling for Pardew to be sacked last month but five consecutive victories have transformed the mood in the north east. The Magpies, whose remarkable run includes wins over Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City, have climbed to eighth in the table, seven points clear of the relegation zone. QPR boss Harry Redknapp has praised the resilience of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew ahead of the teams’ Barclays Premier League clash on Saturday. “Alan was coming under all kinds of grief there but he’s done a great job at Newcastle,” Redknapp said. “They’ve picked up. Newcastle is a great club, one of the great clubs in English football – the 50,000 fans every week with their black and white shirts on. “I think he’s doing a really good job and full credit to the chairman who has never looked like buckling under pressure. “I’m pleased for Alan but hopefully we can go up there and get a good result this weekend.” QPR have enjoyed a slight resurgence themselves in the last four games as n arrow defeats to Liverpool and Chelsea came between a 2-0 win over Aston Villa and a 2-2 draw against Manchester City. The commitment of the Rangers players was questioned during a miserable start to the campaign but Redknapp believes it was only a matter of time before his squad found their fitness and form. “It was a case of new players coming in from abroad and settling into the country,” Redknapp said. “It was a bad pre-season. We didn’t have the players here to do pre-season together.last_img read more

Munster head coach Anthony Foley praises players after toppling Treviso

first_img Foley said: “We got four tries and came away with the five points. We came away with a couple of bangs and knocks too. We gave up four or five penalties in 80 minutes in those conditions and I think the last two were on set piece. “It was an impressive display by the players and it shows a good attitude, good work-rate and a willingness to put their shoulder to the wheel. It was great to see. “The (wet and windy) conditions were unbelievable out there. It was very hard for both sides to play the game. I thought it was the best we have played in those conditions, the way we controlled the first half. “It was seldom they got into our 22 and I thought it was well marshalled by our nine and ten (Conor Murray and Ian Keatley). “Obviously, there was a hefty workload put in by the forward pack in the first half in terms of keeping the ball, trying to move it up the pitch through the maul and running hard off nine. “For the boys to get five points and four tries, you take your hat off to them. We play Treviso a lot. We are going to play them four times this year. We know how physically strong they are. They have (Edoardo) Gori, (Jayden) Hayward, (Luke) McLean, all top quality players and that is outside the monster of a pack they have.” Munster travel to Paris next weekend as they are set to face Top 14 champions Stade Francais in what is sure to be an emotional Champions Cup pool fixture on Sunday. It took hot favourites Munster until the 75th minute to secure the try-scoring bonus point through winger Simon Zebo against their resilient Italian opponents. Afterwards Foley said Munster had showed a good attitude and good work-rate in seeing off a Treviso side which is rooted to the foot of the GUINNESS PRO12 table. Munster head coach Anthony Foley praised his players for turning in an “impressive display” in their hard-earned 32-7 bonus-point win over Treviso in Pool 4 of the European Champions Cup at Thomond Park. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

EHS sets preseason sports meeting

first_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fenceviewer Staffcenter_img Ellsworth High School will hold its fall preseason meeting for parents and coaches Thursday at 6:30 at the high school auditorium.Proof of physical exams must be provided for all ninth and 11th grade students planning to participate in fall sports.Signed activity contracts and emergency contact and concussion management forms also will be required of all student athletes in grades 9-12 before practicing.All athletes also will be required to take Baseline ImPACT pre-concussion tests on the first day of practice.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textPractices will begin Monday, Aug. 19, for the following sports:Girls’ soccer, 6-8 a.m. on the baseball field.Boys’ soccer, 5-7 p.m. on the baseball field.Volleyball, 5-7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.Football, 4-6 p.m. on the softball field.Cross-country, 4-6 p.m. on the track at Del Luce Stadium.Golf, 4-6 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Golf Course in Trenton.Fall cheering will begin Sept. 4.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)last_img read more