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Proficient Knowledge Group acquires Blackbird News

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The G Studio, the world’s first personal branding studio exclusively designed to help people of all ages and from all walks of life, has acquired the Blackbird News today.

However, “The G Studio,” is renamed and from now the trade name of the brand will be Blackbird News. The brand will operate/function under “Proficient Knowledge Group.” Proficient Knowledge Group is a media organization with its operations worldwide.

The prime focus of the organization will be to cover news related to brands, personal brands, personal branding, marketing, fashion, lifestyle, influencers’ and every kind of trending news.

Brand Education, the world’s first and one-of-its-kind digital platform, is also the part of Proficient Knowledge Group.

Gaurav Gulati, founder The G studio said, “We are happy to acquire blackbirdnews.com, we believe great platforms are uncomplicated meaningful ideas that people connect with immediately. Finally, we will be building a platform which is going to focus on brands and trending news exclusively.”

Now onwards the Proficient Knowledge Group’s “The G Studio” will be known with Blackbird News as its trade name while all the official transactions and operation shall happen in the name of Proficient Knowledge Group only.

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Uber grows ‘no talking’ rides and launches helicopter service

Uber is turning down the volume — and looking to the sky — in its most recent round of new services.

The company reported Tuesday it is growing its conversation-free car trips to more rides and launching a helicopter service in New York City for a speedy (and costly) trek to the airport.

Clients should choose a Comfort trip from its list of choices, including Uber Pool, UberX, Uber Black and UberXL. The new Comfort tier of vehicles highlights moderate size cars, offers extra legroom and gives travelers a chance to demand their optimal temperature.

Clients across the nation will currently have the option to demand car trips in which they won’t need to converse with drivers, permitting riders down time “if you need to respond to emails or are in the mood for a nap,” according to the company.

In May, Uber first launched “calm mode” on Uber Black and Uber SUV, its premium ridehail services.

Be that as it may, Uber’s new helicopter service, Uber Copter, will be so quick there won’t be a great opportunity to crush in a snooze. The 8 moment excursions will be offered in Manhattan south of Houston Street to JFK International Airport on weekdays during afternoon rush hour. One-way tickets will cost about $200.

Uber envisions replacing the helicopter trips with self-sufficient electric flying cars that it expects will make transportation quicker and more secure. Until further notice, Uber is beginning with a constrained helicopter plan with the quantity of outings controlled by demand. Not anybody can book a helicopter ride. Just Uber clients with the most elevated amounts of status in its reward program, platinum and precious stone, will be qualified for the outings.

Uber doesn’t work the flights itself; they’re dealt with by HeliFlite, a New Jersey-based sanction helicopter company.

Uber users will see the helicopter choice spring up in the app when they’re planning excursions including lower Manhattan, JFK International Airport or select zones with access toward the West Side Highway. Outings must begin or end in this assigned zone to see the Copter alternative. Uber will organize with its car administration to get travelers in lower Manhattan to the helipad. Outings to the airport can be booked the day of, like a typical Uber ride, or up to five days in advance.

Travelers on Uber Copter, which seats five individuals, can expedite a convey sack and an individual pack. Tipping the helicopter pilots isn’t allowed.

Uber said it is open to expanding the Copter service to other areas. For now, it intends to use the flights to help learn about aerial ride-hailing and inform its future products.

The new service drew criticism from some New York leaders including Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson in June following a fatal helicopter crash that raised questions about air traffic safety in cities. Uber officials said they’ve teamed with HeliFlite because of its strong safety record.

Uber also said Tuesday its public transportation initiative in Denver led to 1,200 bus and rail tickets sold through the app since its May launch. The company wants to become the one-stop shop for transportation, whether a person travels by car, bike, scooter, bus, train or helicopter.

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Huawei Mate 30 5G launching in December: Report

For those wondering if Huawei was all the while chipping away at its flagship Mate series, the Shenzhen-headquartered cell phone mammoth is attempting to present its Mate 30 5G in December, as per a slide shared by company officials at a gathering in Russia.

“Take that timeline to apply primarily to the Russian market, but it could also be a good indicator of when we can expect the entire Mate 30 family to show up in stores worldwide.

“That is, unless the US ban situation gets worse in the meantime. Keep in mind that some 4G Mate 30 phones could be out a tad sooner, perhaps in November, which would fit with Huawei’s past release timelines for the Mate family,” the GSMArena reported Friday.

The renders of the inevitable Huawei Mate 30 were released online couple of days back that recommend the front of the gadget would get very thin bezels and a hole-punch notch with a dual-lens front-facing camera in it.

The device is expected to come in black, red and blue colours, according to the leaked images.

Previous rumours about the handset have pointed to a 6.7-inch QHD+ screen, a 4,200mAh battery along with Huawei’s proprietary Kirin 985 processor.

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Fortnite sales down by a third this year as online spending drops across all gaming

Fortnite is the top-grossing video game on any console and it has been for well over a year now, yet relatively it’s not doing so well as it seemed to be.

As indicated by new figures from research group SuperData entire year profit from Fortnite were down 38% from May 2018, to $203 million, which is depicted as ‘far away from its peak’. In spite of the fact that December 2018 was the game’s most grounded month ever, when it earned $69 million and was downloaded 5.2million times.

Tales of Fortnite’s moderate decay have been around for some time now, with ongoing information demonstrating that Minecraft has surpassed it as far as prominence, however the most fascinating thing about SuperData’s figures is that it indicates by and large computerized game spending is down over each platform.

FIFA Ultimate Team was additionally down year-over-year, to $93 million, albeit direct examinations are troublesome thank to the impact of the World Cup a year ago.

In spite of being discounted by many PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sold 4.7 million duplicates during the year, despite the fact that it didn’t make the best 10 for any arrangement and neither did EA’s Apex Legends.

Meanwhile, the Chinese setting for Total War: Three Kingdoms has seen the franchise achieve its biggest hit ever, almost beating Fortnite in terms of digital revenue on the PC with an estimated $62 million.

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Drinking coffee may help battle obesity

Drinking coffee may animate the body’s own fat-battling defences, which could be the way to handling corpulence and diabetes, a study claims.

The study, published in the diary Scientific Reports, is one of the first to be completed in people to discover parts which could directly affect ‘darker fat’ functions, which assumes a key role in how rapidly we can copy calories as energy.

Brown adipose tissue (BAT), also known as brown fat, is one of two types of fat found in humans and other mammals, said researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK.

At first just credited to babies and hibernating mammals, it was discovered in recent years that adults can have brown fat too.

Its main function is to generate body heat by burning calories, opposed to white fat, which is a result of storing excess calories.

People with a lower weight record (BMI) hence have a higher measure of darker fat.

“Brown fat works in a different way to other fat in your body and produces heat by burning sugar and fat, often in response to cold,” said Professor Michael Symonds, from the University of Nottingham.

“Increasing its activity improves blood sugar control as well as improving blood lipid levels and the extra calories burnt help with weight loss. However, until now, no one has found an acceptable way to stimulate its activity in humans,” said Symonds.

“This is the first study in humans to show that something like a cup of coffee can have a direct effect on our brown fat functions.

“The potential implications of our results are pretty big, as obesity is a major health concern for society and we also have a growing diabetes epidemic and brown fat could potentially be part of the solution in tackling them,” he said.

The team began with a progression of undeveloped cell studies to check whether caffeine would invigorate dark colored fat.

When they had discovered the correct portion, they at that point proceeded onward to people to check whether the outcomes were comparative.

The team utilized a warm imaging technique, which they had recently spearheaded, to follow the body’s dark colored fat stores. The non-intrusive strategy causes the group to find dark colored fat and survey its ability to deliver heat.

“From our previous work, we knew that brown fat is mainly located in the neck region, so we were able to image someone straight after they had a drink to see if the brown fat got hotter,” said Symonds.

“The results were positive and we now need to ascertain that caffeine as one of the ingredients in the coffee is acting as the stimulus or if there’s another component helping with the activation of brown fat. We are currently looking at caffeine supplements to test whether the effect is similar.

“Once we have confirmed which component is responsible for this, it could potentially be used as part of a weight management regime or as part of glucose regulation programme to help prevent diabetes,” he said.

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Type 2 diabetes: One major sign your blood sugar level is too low

Type 2 diabetes is usually connected with high blood sugar levels. Certain dietary choices can hinder the body’s capacity to produce insulin, causing sugar levels to rise. On the off chance that untreated, this can prompt dangerous wellbeing conditions such heart disease and stroke. However, blood sugar levels can drop to dangerously low levels too.

While numerous individuals associate diabetes with high blood sugar levels, blood sugar levels can fall if an individual fails to strike a solid harmony between the diabetes prescription they take (particularly insulin), the food and drink they eat, and the measure of physical movement they do.

A typical indication of hypoglycemia is a headache or migraine, as the Migraine Trust explained: “The brain requires a continuous supply of glucose from the blood in order to function, and if glucose levels drop (as in hypoglycaemia) the brain is one of the first organs affected.”

The brain not accepting enough glucose causes a large portion of the symptoms of hypoglycaemia, which include: headache, migraine, confusion, nausea, sweating, faintness, and hypothermia, it said. In extreme cases, prolonged low blood pressure can induce a comma or death.

Fasting, eating high-sugar foods, eating less junk food too thoroughly, and skipping dinners can cause circulatory strain to tumble, which are likewise basic aggravators of cerebral pains and headaches. Indeed, even postponed or sporadic dinners can trigger the condition, included the solid body.

As per the wellbeing body,“Headaches produced from going without food are often quite severe and accompanied by mild nausea.

“There is also a similarity between some of the symptoms of missing a meal and the early warning signs (premonitory) of a migraine attack, such as: yawning, pallor, sweating, headache, a craving for sweet things, and mood changes.”

Making straightforward dietary changes to get blood sugar levels back up to ordinary dimensions ought to likewise avert the risk of a headache or migraine attack. Migraine Trust advises eating low-sugar meals little and often. People at risk of hypoglycemia should never miss break breakfast or skip meals.

The philanthropy likewise prescribes sticking to a solid offset diet with progressively grungy foods, new leafy foods, and vegetables, and cutting down on sugary culprits such as cakes and biscuits, it explained: “The naturally-occurring sugars in unrefined food are digested much more slowly than those in refined food, which means that glucose is released into the bloodstream more slowly, and so is less likely to stimulate the over-production of insulin that leads to hypoglycaemia.”

If you are dieting, plan to lose a smaller amount of weight over a longer period of time. This is also a better way to diet, since it is easier to keep the weight off once you’ve finished, added the health body.

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Pride Edinburgh 2019: Edinburgh Pride to mark 50th anniversary of Stonewall riots

The 50th commemoration of a pivotal moment in gay history will be marked at the current year’s Edinburgh Pride.

The festival is taking place five decades on from the Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York, an uprising by youthful LGBT people that changed the face of the gay rights movement in the US and past.

A great many individuals are relied upon to go to the occasion in the Scottish capital, which this year has the subject of “This Is Me”.

The yearly march will start outside the Scottish Parliament after the group hears addresses from campaigners and MSPs.

It will follow a course up the Royal Mile, before going on to George IV Bridge and completing at the Edinburgh University Students’ Association campus at Potterrow and Teviot. Stimulation at the campus incorporates family events, ceilidh moving and a main stage featured by singer Tulisa.

Pride celebrations in the capital authoritatively got going on Friday evening with a 5k run organised by the Edinburgh Frontrunners group.

Pride Edinburgh spokesman Jamie Love said: “We’re so excited for Pride Edinburgh 2019. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, which really reinstates the history and meaning of Pride.

“We’re the oldest Pride event in Scotland and one of the largest free Prides in the UK – for this reason, like every other year, we are looking forward to welcome Pride-goers from all walks of life.

“Our goal is to truly and authentically celebrate and accommodate diversity. We’ll have a trans-space, a youth area, a family area and more to really make Pride a home for everyone.”

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Summer Season: Google Doodle Marks summer solstice in Northern Hemisphere

It’s a midsummer night’s dream on Friday for those in the northernhemisphere enjoying the longest day of the year.

Google has denoted the summer solstice with an interesting Doodle that has the exemplification of the planet Earth looking a deckchair underneath a palm tree held up on the North Pole.

The solstice, from the Latin “sol” meaning “sun” and “sistere” meaning to “stand still,” takes place on June 21, which, clouds permitting, means people can enjoy the most daylight of any day of the year.

This is on the grounds that the Earth is tilted at its most prominent point towards the Sun, which is at its highest over the Tropic of Cancer.

It denotes the visionary beginning of summer, albeit as per the meteorological calendar, summer started on June 1 and will finish on August 31.

Anyway dissimilar to different planets in the Solar System, since it is the longest day, does not imply that it is the hottest one.

The most sizzling day more often than not happens around about a month and a half after the mid year solstice, in light of the fact that the seas contain an enormous measure of warmth and are moderate to change their temperature, as indicated by Forbes.

The all-encompassing sunlight is viewed as a critical social occasion in numerous nations.

In the U.K, The Mirror reported that around 15,000 individuals assembled at the neolithic landmarks at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to watch the dawn at 4.52am BST. The yearly occasion, accepted to have been set apart for a huge number of years, has solid associations with agnosticism and symbolizes rebirth.

It is additionally critical somewhere else. During the Slavic occasion of “Ivan Kupala”, people wear floral wreaths and dance around and jump over bonfires. In Sweden, tradition dictates that for midsummer, people dance around a maypole and feast on herring and vodka, according to CNN.

In neighboring Finland, the late spring solstice, known as “Juhannus”, to pay tribute to John the Baptist, sees Finns light campfires and erect maypoles, The Independent detailed.

The general population of Fairbanks, Alaska, get up to 22.5 hours of daylight in the summer and mark the solstice with a nighttime baseball game, National Geographic reported.

Meanwhile in Spain, two days later on 23 June, midsummer is celebrated with a party, also in honor of Saint John the Baptist, as people light bonfires and gather traditional medicinal plants.

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India’s first Digital Sports News Channel Power Sportz files a Complaint

Power Sportz, India’s first sports news and journalism channel on a digital platform, filed a complaint on 16 June, the day of India-Pakistan match, in the office of Commissioner of Police, Gurugram. The channel is famous for Kanthi D. Suresh, who is the Editor-in-Chief of the channel and hosts Power Sportz’s flagship show ‘Talking Turkey with Kanthi’, which is a first bold sports debate show in India.

As per the complaint, the channel has mentioned a person called the office on 12th June at the Power Sportz office, presenting himself as an employee of Ambience Mall, Gurugram and asking for the live streaming rights of India-Pakistan match, for the screening at the mall.

Later it was confirmed that the man was masquerading as an employee of Ambience Mall when Power Sportz asked for official documents from him.  The Editor-in-Chief, Kanthi D.Suresh, cited in a statement there is no specific doubt on any group and it is up to the Gurugram police to investigate the case. She also emphasized that it was an attempt to disturb the ongoing coverage of the World Cup, which the channel commence every day within the knowledge of contractual accords.

Available on Google Play, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Desktop and Laptop and Apple App Store, Power Sportz covers a gamut of shows happening in real time, showcasing events and interviews of athletes, coaches, experts, and officials.

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Hay Fever: How to battle hay fever symptoms as Met Eireann warn that pollen count is set to soar

Asthma and hay fever sufferers could see their symptoms intensify this week, as the Met Office states that dust levels are especially high in parts of the nation.

Met Eireann have cautioned that pollen levels will achieve “high to very high” levels in certain parts of the country due to warm weather.

They also said: “”Nettle, dock and plantain will be airborne in significant amounts, with a high risk on warm, dry sunny days.”

Individuals living in Ulster and Leinster will be most influenced with moderate includes of pollen expected in Munster and Connacht.

In Leinster, there will be a moderate dust check today and high one on Thursday

In the interim, Ulster will have high counts today with medium levels on Thursday.

How to tackle your symptoms?

Hay fever symptoms are normally more regrettable among March and September because of warm climate, humidity and wind.

The symptoms are like a cold, however roughage fever can keep going for a considerable length of time or months. Side effects include:

Headaches and dizziness.

Earaches.

Itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears.

Loss of smell.

Tiredness.

Sneezing and coughing.

A runny or blocked nose.

Irritated eyes.

Asthma sufferers for the most part have a tight feeling in their chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing.

There is no cure for hay fever but there are ways to fight it.

Put Vaseline under your nose to trap pollen.

Hoover regularly and dust with a damp cloth.

Get a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and hoover.

Keep windows and doors shut.

Wear wrap around sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes.

Shower and change your clothes after being outdoors.

Stay indoors when possible.