Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard in 'Blade Runner 2049' LOS ANGELES -- He may be struck down for blaspheming, but US wrestling champion turned action hero Dave Bautista thinks the hotly anticipated sequel to cult sci-fi movie "Blade Runner" is better than the original. The six-time WWE world champion, whose role in Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049" remains a close secret, filmed in Hungary last year alongside Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Harrison Ford. "I think it's going to be -- and this is hard to say because I know I'm going to get some grief for this -- I think it's going to be better than the first film," Bautista, 48, told AFP in an interview over a hasty lunch at a West Hollywood hotel. "And I'm saying that because I think the script is better, it's deeper. I think it's a better story, I think it's told in a better way, and I think it just answers a lot of questions. It's going to be great." The long-anticipated "Blade Runner 2049," … [Read more...] about Dave Bautista: Blade Runner 2049 is better than the original
Carried out by a team of researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Washington, the research included more than 400 adults in the Seattle area. The team surveyed participants on their cooking and eating habits during a one-week period. Participants also provided various types of sociodemographic information, and their weekly food intake was scored from 0 to 100 using the Healthy Eating Index (HEI). Higher scores on the HEI indicate a better diet quality, with a score of over 81 indicating a "good" diet; 51 to 80 means "needs improvement"; and 50 or less is "poor." The team found that those who cooked at home three times per week showed an average score of around 67 on the Healthy Eating Index, and increasing cooking at home to six times per week also increased the average score to around 74. The results also suggested that regularly eating home-cooked dinners were associated with diets lower in calories, sugar and fat. "Traditionally better socioeconomic … [Read more...] about Why eating at home is better for your waist and your wallet
The main difference between apple and pear body shapes is where, and how much, the most distributed fat is stored. (Shutterstock/File) Fat is distributed beneath the skin all over the body and sometimes we can see which part of the body has the most fat. Generally, most body fat exists in the stomach and thigh areas, thus both can determine the shape of one’s body. Fat accumulated around the chest and belly makes our body shaped like an apple, while fat accumulated around the belly and below, such as on the thighs and buttocks, will cause our body to have a pear shape. Does my body look like an apple or pear? The main difference between apple and pear body shapes is where the most distributed fat lies and how much fat is stored there. To measure this, we need to use the waist to hip circumference ratio. Simply measure your waist circumference (between the ribs and the navel) and your hip circumference , then compare the two. This ratio determines what shape your body is. If the … [Read more...] about Apple and pear body shapes: Which is healthier?
Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough International Airshow, garnering nearly twice as many orders and commitments. Airbus said Thursday that its orders and commitments for 496 aircraft were valued at $75 billion. Demand for its A320neo, or "new engine option," was particularly strong. Boeing, meanwhile, secured business worth $40.2 billion for 201 airplanes. "The orders and commitments we've received at this record-breaking Farnborough for both the A330 neo and A320 neo families are together an unequivocally resounding endorsement for these most cost-efficient aircraft," said John Leahy, Airbus' chief operating officer. The A320 new engine option incorporates the latest technology together with sharklet wing tips that help deliver fuel savings. Airbus' orders intake included the largely updated versions of its A330 wide body aircraft, which launched this week. Airbus says the plane is more fuel efficient and has a longer range to help it … [Read more...] about Airbus beats Boeing at Farnborough in orders race
Emirates Airlines is considering the purchase of up to 70 twin-engine Airbus A350s or Boeing 787s, company president Tim Clark said in Berlin Thursday, which would bolster the carrier's long-haul fleet. Clark remained vague on the number and maker of twin-engine wide-body planes, but said the acquisition was part of Emirates's efforts to increase its share of the traffic on the world's long-haul routes. "Possibly it will be 50 to 70, but we still have to decide," Clark said during a visit to Berlin's ITB tourism convention, adding many details on the planned purchase will depend on development of Emirates' principal Dubai International Airport hub. The announcement represented more potential good news for Airbus, following Clark's earlier comments that Emirates may buy 100 to 200 A380s -- the super-jumbo that Airbus received no orders for in 2014. If that order materializes, it would not only go a long way to alleviate doubts over the future of the A380 program, but also help Airbus … [Read more...] about Emirates eyes 50 to 70 Airbus or Boeing long-haul jets
[BEIJING] One of China's top airlines will split US$10 billion of new orders between European manufacturer Airbus and US-based Boeing, it said, as competition heats up for aviation market share in the world's second largest economy. China Eastern Airlines said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange that the lion's share of the orders, nearly US$6 billion, will go to Airbus for 20 A350 aircraft. It will also spend close to US$4 billion on 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The bitter aerospace rivals have been in a fierce battle for orders in China, which is forecast to have 1.7 billion air passengers by 2034, and is poised to become the largest civil aviation market in the world in the next two decades. China Eastern is one of China's top three airlines, operating 560 aircraft and carrying around 100 million passengers annually. The Shanghai-headquartered company plans to use the long-haul planes for travelling between China, North America and Europe, and to replace retired … [Read more...] about China Eastern Airlines to buy 35 planes from Airbus and Boeing, Transport
The single-aisle airliner market is one of the most lucrative and hotly contested segments in the aviation business. But for the past 15 years, that white-hot competition has almost exclusively been between two companies — Airbus and Boeing. In recent years, companies from around the world have launched aircraft aimed at breaking the Airbus-Boeing duopoly. On Wednesday, the latest challenger made its world debut in the form of the Irkut MC-21. In addition to the Russian Irkut, there are a slew of state-of-the-art airplanes from around the world designed to challenge the Airbus A320neo family and the Boeing 737 MAX-Series. But before we get to the challengers, lets take a look at the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 737 MAX. Airbus A320neo family The Airbus A320neo family of airplanes are updated versions of the company’s original A320-family with new-generation engines and optimized aerodynamics. The line up of medium-range airliners include a trio of models — … [Read more...] about These 6 planes want to end Airbus and Boeing’s dominance in the skies
The heart is like a machine. It pumps blood around your body. Like other machines, it needs to be maintained. To improve your heart health, diet and exercise are the best choices. However, the question is, which one is better? This article will help you figure it out. Eat a healthy diet A good diet can help you improve your heart health. Eating is a simple yet effective way to maintain a healthy body. Reduce cholesterol levels There are many types of foods that can lower cholesterol levels and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) in your body, such as oats, beans, soy, fish containing omega-3 fatty acids and citrus fruits. Increase high-density lipoproteins (HDL) Your high-density lipoprotein levels are an important measure of heart health. HDL cholesterol can reduce the risk of heart disease. You can boost your HDL cholesterol levels by choosing healthier fats, which can be found in plants, nuts and fish like salmon or tuna. (Read also: Which is more effective for losing weight: exercise or … [Read more...] about Which is better to improve heart health: diet or exercise?
[BEIJING] One of China's top airlines will split US$10 billion of new orders between European manufacturer Airbus and US-based Boeing, it said, as competition heats up for aviation market share in the world's second largest economy. China Eastern Airlines said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange that the lion's share of the orders, nearly US$6 billion, will go to Airbus for 20 A350 aircraft. It will also spend close to US$4 billion on 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The bitter aerospace rivals have been in a fierce battle for orders in China, which is forecast to have 1.7 billion air passengers by 2034, and is poised to become the largest civil aviation market in the world in the next two decades. China Eastern is one of China's top three airlines, operating 560 aircraft and carrying around 100 million passengers annually. The Shanghai-headquartered company plans to use the long-haul planes for travelling between China, North America and Europe, and to replace retired … [Read more...] about China Eastern Airlines to buy 35 planes from Airbus and Boeing
THE English Premier League (EPL) is the oldest and by far the most-watched football league in the world, with its revenues from TV rights raking in billions of dollars every season. Visit most watering holes in town on a typical Saturday evening and chances are there will be an EPL match shown on the big screens, watched by fans decked in the jerseys of their favourite team. Earlier this week, a long-standing debate in football was revived when Josep Bartomeu, the president of Spanish giants Barcelona, declared that La Liga boasts the best players in the world and that's why Spain's top division is superior to its English rival. A bold claim, indeed, and one can even say he is a little biased simply because he is, firstly, from Spain and secondly, the chief of a dominant Spanish team that has won dozens of trophies at home and abroad since its founding 116 years ago. But Bartomeu does raise some valid points to justify his argument. He says that while the EPL has some of the best … [Read more...] about EPL VS La Liga: Which is better?