When it will end?
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When it will end?
According to doctors, researchers, experts and analytics no specific time frame can be provide, however hopefully we may see an end of coronavirus pandemic in mid July 2020.
Most of us are addicted to sweet items since our childhood and this addiction grows with time. Getting natural sugar from fruits and vegetables is good for us; however, this should also be taken in moderation. But do you know how much the added sugar is dangerous for our health? We all love to eat donuts, sugary items as well as carbonated drinks, which are all full of artificial/added sugar and high calories. These calories are not good for us, even they can create serious health issues apart from diabetes.
As compared to a few years back, people are more at stake of getting diabetes nowadays due to our unhealthy eating habits. According to a research on an average, the annual consumption of sugar by an American is 115 pounds. Isn’t it alarming? To stay on the safe side it is necessary to eliminate added sugar from our daily life.
Nowadays, a normal person eats more sugar per day as his body can handle and stay on high side can cause some serious ailments to your body.
• Tooth Decay
Food and beverages with the high amount of sugar can lead towards tooth decay. When we eat or drink any food item, the bacteria in our mouth utilize it to produce an acid which is harmful to our teeth. The acid affects the layer of enamel and destroys our teeth.
When our body gets sugar, either it utilizes it in the form of energy or it stores it as a fat in fat cells. Studies show that more than seventy person adults and 20 percent children are suffering from obesity nowadays. One of the major causes behind this is high consumption of refined sugar products. Our sedentary lifestyle works as a catalyst to boost this issue.
When we consume extra sugar, it is detected by the pancreas and it then releases ‘Insulin’ hormone to manage the high sugar level and stores it as glycogen. However, when sugar level is consistently high, pancreas keep releasing insulin, making the sugar level low and sending the body into sugar crash mode, wanting to eat more sugar. With every consumption, the level rises and the cycle continues. Similarly, when there is a lot of glucose in our blood, insulin stops working and the cell becomes resistant. Both the conditions can lead to type II diabetes.
• Liver Disease
When sugar breaks down into glucose and fructose, its fructose part is stored in the liver as the fat cell. Furthermore, it slowing down your metabolism and creating a disease called Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
• Hearth Problem
Sugar can also be the main culprit behind your cardiovascular disease. Triglycerides can be raised due to high fructose level creating metabolic disorder and raising the oxidized LDL cholesterol.
No one can cut off sugar entirely at first, however, they should follow some tips to minimize or eliminate its consumption.
• Whenever you have the craving to eat something sweet, always go for natural sugar food rather than added sugar items. Such as preferring having date balls instead of brownies or prefer some fruits over cake or other bakery items.
• Avoid buying foods that have processed sugar in them, when you don’t have them at home, you won’t opt that too.
• Don’t force yourself to change, instead, make it your lifestyle and change your eating habits gradually.
• If it is difficult for you to quit sugar than start eating in portion, portion control is also a good way to reduce refined sugar consumption.
For the adult person, sugar dose should be around 20 grams, and upper limit should be 35-36 grams, of course, all depends on the health of the body, weight, size…
At the end being consistent is the key to success. Don’t regret yourself if you have eaten your favorite dessert or any sugary item. Take a fresh start and again focus on your goal.
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“COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads” according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [source]
In general, respiratory virus infection can occur through: [source]
“The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
This idea, that large droplets of virus-laden mucus are the primary mode of transmission, guides the US CDC’s advice to maintain at least a 6-foot distance: “Maintaining good social distance (about 6 feet) is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19” [source]
Some experts contacted by LiveScience think that 6 feet (1.8 meters) is not enough [source]
A study of transmission occurring in a restaurant between people at a distance above 1 meter, observed that “strong airflow from the air conditioner could have propagated droplets” [source]
“It is assumed that temperature and humidity modulate the viability of viruses by affecting the properties of viral surface proteins and lipid membrane” [source] Relative humidity (RH, or Saturation Ratio: the state of vapor equilibrium in room air) affects all infectious droplets with respiratory viruses, independent of their source (respiratory tract or aerosolized from any fluid) and location (in air or settled on surfaces). Relative humidity therefore affects all transmission ways but has the most pronounced effect on airborne transmission. [source]
“Measurements of indoor humidities in 40 residential apartments in New York (19) and in 6 high-quality commercial buildings in the Midwest (20) showed indoor vapor pressure of below 10 mb or indoor RH of below 24% in the winter” [source]
Experiments conducted in a study indicated “a striking correlation of the stability of winter viruses at low RH (20–50%), while the stability of summer or all-year viruses enhanced at higher RH (80%)” [source]
The WHO states that “Respiratory infections can be transmitted through droplets of different sizes: when the droplet particles are >5-10 μm in diameter they are referred to as respiratory droplets, and when they are <5μm in diameter, they are referred to as droplet nuclei. According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is primarily transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes” [source]
The WHO defines airborne transmission as “the spread of an infectious agent caused by the dissemination of droplet nuclei that remain infectious when suspended in air over long distances and time” [source]
“The maximum transmission distance of SARS-CoV-2 aerosol might be 4 m” (13.1 feet), according to a study published on April 10 on Emerging Infectious Diseases, a journal of the US CDC which also found that “SARS-CoV-2 was widely distributed in the air and on object surfaces in both the ICU and general ward (GW), implying a potentially high infection risk for medical staff and other close contacts” [source]
This is true in a hospital setting and doesn’t necessarily apply to other settings. The WHO says that “in the context of COVID-19, airborne transmission may be possible in specific circumstances and settings in which procedures or support treatments that generate aerosols are performed; i.e., endotracheal intubation, bronchoscopy, open suctioning, administration of nebulized treatment, manual ventilation before intubation, turning the patient to the prone position, disconnecting the patient from the ventilator, non-invasive positive-pressure ventilation, tracheostomy, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation” [source]
And concludes that “further studies are needed to determine whether it is possible to detect COVID-19 virus in air samples from patient rooms where no procedures or support treatments that generate aerosols are ongoing” [source]
Virus can remain viable “in aerosols up to 3 hours” found a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine on March 17 [source]
The WHO notes that these findings need to be interpreted carefully: “in this experimental study, aerosols were generated using a three-jet Collison nebulizer and fed into a Goldberg drum under controlled laboratory conditions. This is a high-powered machine that does not reflect normal human cough conditions. Further, the finding of COVID-19 virus in aerosol particles up to 3 hours does not reflect a clinical setting in which aerosol-generating procedures are performed – that is, this was an experimentally induced aerosol-generating procedure” [source]
The virus could spread by touching an object or surface with virus present from an infected person, and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes.
Surface contamination as observed in the study cited above [source]:
76.5% of all personal items sampled at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) were determined to be positive for SARS-CoV-2 [source]
Of these samples, 81.3% of the miscellaneous personal items were positive by PCR, which included:
Although the virus titer was greatly reduced, viable SARS-CoV-2 was measured for this length of time:
“The rate of positivity was relatively high for floor swab samples (ICU 7/10, 70%; GW 2/13, 15.4%), perhaps because of gravity and air flow causing most virus droplets to float to the ground.
In addition, as medical staff walk around the ward, the virus can be tracked all over the floor, as indicated by the 100% rate of positivity from the floor in the pharmacy, where there were no patients.
Furthermore, half of the samples from the soles of the ICU medical staff shoes tested positive. Therefore, the soles of medical staff shoes might function as carriers. The 3 weak positive results from the floor of dressing room 4 might also arise from these carriers. We highly recommend that persons disinfect shoe soles before walking out of wards containing COVID-19 patients.” [source]
The much talked about Lexus RC F should most probably be seen on the roads during early 2020. Any new addition of cars to the inventory of Lexus will most certainly be looked with interest and excitement. Therefore it is quite obvious that the launch of the 2020 Lexus RC F is being keenly watched. Though, there is not much information about the exact features, specifications and other details about this release. However, based on inputs from various sources there are quite a few things that come to the mind. To begin with, this makes from Lexus should be in competition with Cadillac ATS-V, BMW M4, and Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe. Let us now spend some time getting to know more about the various possible features that this might have when it comes in the market.
There could be quite a few things exciting as far as the RC F is concerned. Experts believe that it will have a new-look and quite a bit of attention will be paid to its overall attitude. It could have crisper lines, pinched grille, and the headlights could look a bit more dramatic and could be stacked. As far as the rear is concerned, the taillights could have a new look and the bumper could have a more chiseled look.
The body will most probably be made from carbon fiber. While this could significantly reduce the weight, care will most probably be taken to ensure that it is sturdy and tough. The lightweight, because of carbon fiber makes handling easier and reduces drag quite a bit. It also will most probably come with 19 inch forged alloy wheels. Because of a generous usage of carbon fiber, the overall weight of the car could come down by around 176 pounds when compared to the previous RC F versions.
Talking about the interior, in the absence of reliable information, at best we can hazard an intelligent guess. Going by the previous launches of Lexus, the RC F 2020 version should carry forward from the previous version of the cabin. The multimedia system could be the same and customers would have been happier if it was changed for something more modern and better. However, it is hoped that the red leather seats and other surfaces will certainly stand out. This will get further accentuated by the red carbon trim on the dashboard and the doors.
The 2020 version of Lexus RC F would most probably have the same 5.0-liter V-8 engine with eight-speed transmission. However, the engine could be more powerful and could generate up to 472 horsepower and around a torque of 395 pounds-feet. The throttle and traction will most probably be controlled by an electronic launch system. The car should be able to reach a speed of 60 mph from zero in just 4.2 seconds. However, in fine, there are many who believe that it could reach 60 mph from zero in just 3.96 seconds because of the effort in reducing the overall weight of the car.
Though the exact launch date is still not very clear it is expected that it will hit the roads sometime during the latter part of 2019 but it will still be referred to as a 2020 launch. The price is still a secret and under wraps but the base version should be around $64,500 and it could go up to $81,000.
2020 Lexus RC F photos
Ford had presented its first California special Mustang GT back in 1968. Now this year on California special’s 50th anniversary, its again bringing the 2019 Ford Mustang GT California Special with modern cues and twists. It will be available in both fastback and convertible trims.
The exterior look of the new 2019 Mustang GT California Special in first glance looks majestic. Its outer body is full of crease and cues. When you look at the front, you will find out the open grille in black color along with Performance pack splitter 1. It also has custom tail lamps and fog lamps. The fading stripes which are California Special trademarks are emerging from the scoop of the rear fender and ending at the side badges, adding more value to its charisma.
Whereas the trunk lid carries California special’s red and black script badge. Just like its iconic look, the exterior paint colors offered by Ford are also iconic, which include Dark Highland Green, Velocity Blue and Need for green. It will be running on painted five spoke machined wheels.
To complement its exterior, the interior of the 2019 Mustang GT California Special also features lavish cabin with quality material. The high-quality Miko suede-trimmed seats are upholstered with contrast red stitching. Whereas the GT/CS embossed motives on the seats give it a more royal look. Moreover, the side dash and floor mats also have GT badging and exclusively designed embroidered GT/CS insignia respectively.
Another top-notch feature is the presence of Bang and Olufsen Play Audio System along with 12 speakers and a ten-channel amplifier. It will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Ford’s SYNC 3 system.
– Lane departure technology
– Anti-lock brakes
– Pre-collision assist
– Pedestrian detection
– Distance alert
– Lane maintenance assist
– Rear view camera
The new Ford Mustang GT California Special will get a 5.0-liter V8 engine. The naturally aspirated engine is able to generate an output of 460 horsepower and a torque of 420 pounds-feet. To make a massive change in performance Ford has paired up the engine with rev-matching techno logy. This tech feature will aids in gears transmissions by leveling out the shifts. It will come with six-speed manual transmission. Along with that, it will also feature the quiet start mode as well as active exhaust mode as a part of the active valve performance exhaust system. The exhaust system can be managed through ‘My Mode’ settings appearing on the screen. Buyers are also expecting that the new GT California Special with such improvements will also deliver some improved fuel efficiency.
The new Mustang GT California Special will go on sale this summer and the price will be revealed close to the releasing date.
2019 Ford Mustang GT California Special photos
2019 is going to be a great year in terms of movies; especially some action packed movies which we have been anticipating for so long are going to release next year. We have jotted down the number of titles for you as the most anticipated movies of 2019, following is a list of movies that will be screened during the course of next year.
Another jewel is going to be added in the Marvel series in 2019 ‘Captain Marvel’. The plot is all about the time when the earth will be captive by two alien forces in galactic forces and Carol Denver will become the most powerful heroes of the earth. The movie is directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Cast includes Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Lee Pace, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law and many more. The filming has started in March this year and it is expected to be in cinema houses by March 2019.
Lion King was a classic movie by Disney which was liked by not only children but adults too when it was released in 1994. So now get ready to experience the same excitement while witnessing the live-action re-imagining and CGI of this classic piece in 2019. The cast for voice over includes Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogan, James Earl Johns, Billy Eichner and many more. It will be released in July 2019.
Another animated movie people would like to watch in the upcoming year is the sequel to Toy Story. Yes after the Toy Story trilogy’s huge success, director Josh Cooley is bringing “Toy Story 4”. The main cast includes Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, and Tim Allen. Just like its previous 3 movies, this one also has a unique story; it is going to be a love story between Woody and Bo Peep. The story will revolve around the search of Bo Peep which went missing since Toy Story 3. The film is expected to hit the theaters in June 2019.
It is the sequel of the 2014’s movie Godzilla, in which the heavenly creature was uncovered by the human organization ‘Monarch’. The plot has not been revealed yet but only the name Godzilla is enough to make the audience wait for this upcoming movie. Cast has not been disclosed up till now except Watanabe, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler. It is directed by Michael Dougherty.
The movie shows the continuation of the venture of hiccups and his dragon buddy Toothless and how they are going to overcome the obstacles together. The movie will be starring Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, and Cate Blanchett and it is directed by Dean DeBlois. It is due to hit the theater in March 2019.
These are few movies which we have gathered and we are not saying that will be the best but they are the ones people are anticipating the most in 2019.
We all knew it would arrive but what we did not anticipate is that BMW would take over three years to follow-up the i8 Coupe with a Roadster version. Finally, the i8 with all the headroom in the world is here with us just in time for summer. Courtesy of BMW’s master craftsmanship, the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster has not lost the appeal of the Coupe; in fact, I think it looks even more stunning.
The most significant difference between the Roadster and the coupe is the soft-top roof. The high-grade fabric roof is electrically operated and needs 16 seconds to open or close at speeds not exceeding 31 mph. The rooftop is stored at the rear into a “Z” shape. The folding system was made from aluminum through use of 3D printing technology.
At the front, the coupe and roadster are unique but at the rear the roadster features curvaceous, bulging pillars that form a U-shape behind the headrests. Also, the rear deck looks lower than that of the coupe.
The exterior is not only stylish but also functional; it features an aero-optimized layout that is characterized by air curtains placed on the front apron, an air flap control feature, molded side skirts, flat underbody as well as air ducts mounted between the roof frame and taillights.
Buyers have an option between new color shades including Donington Grey metallic, and E-Copper metallic.
The Roadster also rides on radial-spoke lightweight alloy wheels which have a two-tone finish (Jet Black finish is available). The wheels have a 20-inch diameter. There are 4 more designs for customers who want to customize the Roadster further.
Accessing the cabin is made easy thanks to the gullwing doors that open forward rather than outwards. Inside, there is seating for only two passengers rather than the 2+2 setting of the coupe. The rear seats were done away with to create space for the rooftop; the small storage space of the coupe is also gone; only a small 3.5 cubic feet of space is left between the seats and the roof box and another space at the rear that adds an extra 4.7 cubic feet of space. When the roof is lowered, the rear window rises by 1.9 inches to reduce air turbulence to ensure the cabin remains comfortable. The height of the window can also be tweaked as per the driver’s desire.
The model has a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, shift-paddles that provide semi-manual gear changes, and a multi-function instrument cluster display.
The dash layout has multiple layers and a wide center tunnel that divides the seating positions.
The seats are heated and have electric adjustments. Customers can choose between “Giga”, Halo” and “Tera World Copper” trims. The Giga trim features full-leather upholstery with Black and Ivory White color schemes but can also be had in Dark Amido. The Halo trim features a mix of leather and cloth upholstery in a Dalbergia and Carum color scheme while the Tera World Copper trim features a leather and cloth upholstery in a mix of E-Copper and Amido color combination.
The model also features BMW Connected, 360 Electric and Connected Drive systems which are operated via an 8.8-inch display. BMW Driving Assistant and Navigation system Professional are standard. All the systems are run through the iDrive 6.0 OS. The instrument panel is all digital with gauges that change color according to the drive mode selected.
The infotainment system can be integrated with smartphones and smartwatches to provide connected services such as refueling info, trip planning, traffic info, trip status notifications, concierge services and parking info among others.
For audiophile, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is offered as standard; it delivers 360 watts.
Automatic braking, cruise control, front collision warning, pedestrian detection, surround view cameras, automatic high beams, park distance control, cross traffic alert and speed limit info are all standard. An Emergency Call feature relays information to one’s rescue services provider in case of a crash.
The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster uses the same drive-train as the coupe. It features a TwinPower Turbocharged 1.5 L, 3-cylinder gasoline engine mounted behind the seats. The engine makes 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque all of which is channeled to the rear wheels using a 6-speed Steptronic transmission. The setup also features a single electric motor mounted on the front axle and channels all its power to the front wheels via a 2-speed transmission completing the car’s AWD system. The electric motor is backed by an upgraded lithium-ion battery which has a capacity of 34Ah compared to the outgoing model’s 20 Ah rating. The battery’s gross energy capacity has also been enhanced to 11.6 kWh up from 7.1 kWh. The upgrades add 12 hp meaning the electric motor now produces 141 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the all-electric range has increased to 18 miles which is a 30% hike compared with the current i8.
Combined, the gasoline and electric motor produce 369 hp. The setup is rated at 70MPGe. In terms of acceleration, it can complete a 0-60 mph sprint in 4.4 seconds; a couple of seconds slower than its coupe “twin sister” but its top speed matches that of the coupe at 155 mph. Using electric power alone, the model can go up to 65 mph but switching on the eDrive system pushes the all-electric top speed to 75 mph. The i8 is also available in different modes to suit different occasions; they include Eco Pro, Sport, and Comfort. It takes 3 hours to replenish the i8’s engine using the automaker’s Charging Station with a 7.2 kW socket.
The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster will hit American dealerships later this year. As for the price, it will cost you $19,000 more than the coupe to get all the headroom in the world; it has a starting price of $163,300.
Cadillac is focusing on making SUVs and CUVs in its upcoming models. It is about to bring XT4 and CT5 models in the market and along with that XT5 is also about to hit the dealerships next year. The new 2020 Cadillac XT5 is a mid-size, four doors CUV and its pre-production model was caught on camera during its test drive. The car is the reinvented model of the Cadillac XT5 first generation. The 2020 model is the second generation which is similar to the Escalla model concept by General Motors. The vehicle has improved and upgraded its interior and exterior features making it more comfortable to drive.
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 will come with the refreshed interior. It is expected to be equipped with lots of driving aids and entertainment features that could make your journey enjoyable and convenient. Being a 2020 model it is anticipated to be upgraded to GM supercruise self-driving system which is until now has been introduced in the Cadillac CT6 model. The front and rear seats offer a spacious legroom that is comfortable for the driver as well as the passengers. The cargo area of the car can be automatically folded by a remote control that splits up to 40-20-40. We can easily adjust the space according to our requirement.
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The 2020 XT5 although was in complete disguise, however, keeping its recent model in mind, we can observe a reinvented exterior plus the addition of a fresh grille. The headlights and the backlights are jewel shaped LED lights. The shape and cuts of the exterior look exquisite and stylish as well. The lower air intake also expected to get a fresh look. The previous variant was available in 8 elegant paint colors, so one can expect the new Cadillac to carry the same exterior color theme with the addition of any new paint color.
The running model of the Cadillac XT5 offers 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces up to 310 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque under its hood. However, it is anticipated that Cadillac will add more engine options in the upcoming model. The 2020 model is expected to offer a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine too and eight-speed automatic transmission. Just like the current XT5, this new model will also be available on both Front wheel drive and All wheel drive system. It is also possible to be offered as a hybrid variant.
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The 2020 Cadillac is expected to offer high-quality safety features like side blind zone alert and a camera is offered to keep in view of the traffic and alerts the driver if there is a collision. Other features are yet to be discovered.
The price and other specs have not been revealed by the company yet and we are still in guessing phase. However, the price is expected to start from $40,000 or above. The 2020 Cadillac is going to exhibit in Frankfurt. And the model is going to be announced in the month of November in Dubai with the sale expected to start from next year.
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2020 Cadillac XT5 spy photos