Monday, 26th August 2019
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A pick of useless but interesting newspaper´s extracts and topics, some even curious.

Navratilova: McEnroe earns ten times my wage. Former Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova has complained of sexism at the BBC after discovering she earns ten times less than fellow tennis pundit John McEnroe. The 61-year-old says that she is paid £15,000 for her role as a commentator and that it was “a shock” to learn the former men’s #1 makes at least £150,000. Daily Mail

Is modern life raising our blood pressure? The common belief that higher blood pressure is an inevitable consequence of ageing has been upended by a newly published study about two isolated Amazonian tribes. According to the researchers, hypertension may instead be a result of certain aspects of Western lifestyles, such as high levels of salt in the diet, lack of exercise and heavy drinking. High blood pressure is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The Guardian

How to protect your data on Facebook. Revelations that the Trump-linked political data firm Cambridge Analytica circumvented Facebook’s privacy policies in order to harvest the data of more than 50 million Americans has sparked several users to leave the platform in an attempt to protect their privacy. So how can you protect your Facebook data? For starters, after logging in to Facebook, visit the App setting page. Unclick any category that you don’t want an app to access such as bio, birthday, family, religious views, if you are online, posts on your timeline, activities and interests. Evening Standard


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Dramatic rise in young people suffering strokes. The number of young people suffering strokes is “rising dramatically”, according to a charity. The Stroke Association says the average age of stroke victims is falling. It predicts the number of 45-year-olds and above being affected will increase by 59% by 2035. Around 40,000 people died of a stroke in the UK in 2015. Sky

At least 320,000 homeless in UK, says Shelter. The number of homeless people in the UK has increased to at least 320,000, according to charity Shelter. That represents a 4% increase on last year’s figures. BBC

Poll finds Facebook workers less optimistic. A leaked poll found that employees of Facebook have become increasingly pessimistic about the social media giant’s future and are losing faith that it is making the world a better place. In the internal survey of 29,000 workers, just over half said that they were optimistic about Facebook’s future, down 32% from last year. The poll also found that 53% said that Facebook was making the world better, down 19%. Wall Street Journal

London’s murder rate has leapfrogged New York’s. The murder rate in London overtook New York for the first time in modern history last month as stabbings surged. During February, 15 people were murdered in the capital, compared to 14 in New York. The cities have almost exactly the same population. The Metropolitan police commissioner Cressida Dick has recently blamed social media for escalating disputes into violence. Evening Standard



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