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Mediterranean Shipwreck Toll May Reach 700


It is feared that more than 700 migrants are dead in the Mediterranean shipwrecks that happened in the past weeks despite European ships saving thousands in rescue operations. Statistics has it that it had been the largest since April last year. The incident in 2015 killed 800 people who were trapped inside the ship that sank in the Mediterranean waters. Humanitarian organizations inform that migrant boats have sunk without any trace in this region. Even the dead were never recovered. Only their families reported that there family members who were in the ship never returned home.

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Migrants attempt to travel by sea as the waters are warmer, and the weather is calm. The highest casualty was reported from a wooden fishing boat that was towed by a smuggler’s boat from the port of Sabratha in Libya. The boat sank on Thursday. A 21-year-old survivor Filmon Selomon from Eritrea reported to the Associated Press that the water came into the second boat, and the migrants tried to push the water out of the boat but in vain. This happened just three hours into the navigation.

While speaking to the reporter the survivor said that water was coming from everywhere and even after six hours it was impossible to push the water. Another survivor Mohammed Ali Iman, 17 years old who was rescued five days ago said the second boat the water after the first one was left with no fuel. Around 300 people sunk with the second boat, around 90 were saved who jumped into the sea and another 500 from the first boat. Crossing the Mediterranean is turning out to be dangerous with hundreds crossing every year.


Venus Williams Pins Her Hopes On The Quarterfinals


Ace tennis player Venus Williams enters the quarter finals after defeating Alice Cornet of France in the third round of French Open tennis tournament held at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris on May 28. Williams can make it to the eighth round of the Grand Slam tournament if she wins the fourth round against Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinzky. Commenting on her win, she said that Pais is her favorite destination and winning the match was an excuse to stay a little longer. Each round will get better and said she is not going to take it lightly.

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Venus Williams played her first match in 1997 at the French Open where she was part of a team. 20 years later she has the reputation of being the oldest women player. She will be 36 soon. She had seven single titles to her credit, and five of this was won at the Wimbledon, she won two at the US open, but she was not making it big at the Roland Garros recently. She was not part of the 2011 tournament, and she was unable to move past the first or second plays since 2012 to 2015. For Williams, this is the 44th match and for Bacsinszky it 26.

Williams won both matches, and they played opposite each other before, but it was a long time ago at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2015 US open. Last year Bacsinszky reached the semifinals but lost to the Serena Williams. While speaking of her opponent, Williams said that it was a long time she played Bacsinszky and hopes she plays better now as she is seeded No 9. She finished saying she is better too. Meanwhile, on Monday, three US women will be playing including Williams sisters and Madison Keys. Even a single win would mean they will join Shelby Roger giving multiple quarterfinalists since 2004.


How Health Foods Can Go Wrong?

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Health foods are often associated with low-fat foods, as people believe that fat is bad for health. But, health foods are loaded with carbohydrates. People who have tried low-fat diet and added more packaged health foods in their diet would have noticed that it does not help. This is because fat, fiber, and protein are required on a daily basis for the body to function every day. But, food companies started removing fat and replaced it with sugar, which is considered far more dangerous than fat.

A recent study by The Guardian mentions that in 1972, John Yudkin- a British nutrition professor warned that sugar is dangerous than fat. For this claim, the professor was criticized widely.

Carbohydrates provide energy by breaking down to glucose. Sugars breakdown faster, and dramatically raise the blood glucose level. Foods like milk and fruit contain sugar along with fiber and protein and other nutrients. But the health foods contain only carbohydrates, which does not give any nutrition and makes the person even hungrier. The study claims that the calories we gain are mostly from processed food such as bread, cakes, soda and snack bars.

Dietary guidelines with fat-restriction came into effect on 1977 in US which suggests limiting intake of fat to 10%. However, recent studies by BMJ claim that fat restriction has little to no effect in improving health after an eight-year trial with fifty thousand women undergoing fat restriction diet. It did not reduce the women’s risk of cancer, or their weight.

Food companies started replacing fat with carbohydrates, increasing health threats as the ideal amount of sugar intake is just 50 grams per day. The solution for this major health threat is the intake of healthy fats from foods like avocado, nuts and fish and cutting back on refined carbohydrates and snacks. Vegetables are important for an everyday meal. Nuts are a source of healthy fats and fiber. Incorporating fishes like salmon helps protect cell membranes, as they have omega-3 fatty acids. Avocados are rich in fat, fiber and have less sugar. Eating a few slices a day is healthier than carb rich foods.