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News: easyJet reports £318m loss for third quarter

easyJet has reported a loss before tax of £318 million for the third quarter of the financial year.

The low-cost carrier said it had maintained a “disciplined approach” to capacity and cash management during the three months to June.

As a result, total cash burn during the quarter reduced to £55 million. 

Fixed costs plus capex have averaged £34 million per week, outperforming the £40 million per week guidance given at quarter one.

easyJet said capacity in quarter four would be up to 60 per cent of 2019 levels, up from 17 per cent over the past three months.

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In order to capitalise on the opening-up of travel in continental Europe and the easing of restrictions for the fully vaccinated in the UK, the carrier said it continues to pivot capacity towards popular routes where there is rising customer demand.

Johan Lundgren, chief executive of easyJet, said: “During this quarter we have successfully managed through the continued challenges of the pandemic, using our operational responsiveness to capture demand while focusing on cost control and minimising cash burn.

“We have used our existing strengths like our network with renewed purpose – pivoting capacity to Europe where we saw the strongest demand and the very way we have approached the challenges that we faced means we have adapted and built back stronger for the future.”

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Weight loss: Michael Mosley recommends eating fermented foods to slim – ‘I do it!’

Michael Mosley explained: “I make my own sauerkraut and kimchi and we also make kombucha.”

Recently, he shared some tips with Express.co.uk on how to stay motivated while following an intermittent fasting diet or any kind of weight loss plan.

Dr Mosley highlighted that in order to succeed, it is essential to get support from friends and family. 

“There is a huge amount of research and evidence supporting the idea that if you want to lose weight, it is really, really important that you have the support of your friends, your family, or some other wider community. Everyone experiences ups and downs in life, and as long as you have support and someone you can turn to, then you’re much more likely to succeed,” he told Express.co.uk.

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Boiled egg diet ‘not sustainable long-term’ but will promote weight loss

Despite its name, the boiled egg diet does not consist of eating exclusively eggs. However, it claims consuming three hard-boiled eggs a day can promote weight loss. The diet recommends at least two eggs for breakfast and eggs for lunch or dinner. Lean proteins such as skinless white meat and fish are also allowed after breakfast, as well as non-starchy vegetables including celery and onions. However, fruit should be limited and only small amounts of fat from foods such as mayonnaise are allowed.

Exercising on the diet is not compulsory, but is encouraged.

Speaking about the fad to Women’s Health, Erin Palinski-Wade, RDN said: “This is a version of a low-calorie, low carb diet that will promote weight loss.

“But [it] will not be sustainable long-term and does not provide your body with balanced nutrition.”

The NHS describes eggs as a nutritious source of protein, as well as Vitamin D,A,B12, B2, folate and iodine.

Despite its benefits, yolks are high in cholesterol, and the boiled egg diet promotes eating more than some bodies recommended.

Having too much cholesterol in your body can block your blood vessels and increase your likeliness of developing heart problems or having a stroke.

Heart UK – the cholesterol charity – says eating “three to four eggs a week should be fine”.

However, the Heart Foundation warns those at high risk of heart disease should eat no more than three eggs per week.

The Heart Foundation explained: “Dietary cholesterol [i.e. eggs] has little impact on blood cholesterol levels within the context of a diet lower in saturated fat.

“However, dietary cholesterol and saturated fat act synergistically.

“Intakes of dietary cholesterol higher than 300mg/day were a more important determinant of total and LDL cholesterol when saturated fats accounted for more than 15 per cent of total energy intake.”

Both organisations say it is “more important” to limit the amount of saturated fat consumed, rather than the number of eggs.

This is why the NHS promotes eating eggs as “part of a healthy, balanced diet” but recommends cooking them without salt or fat – as frying eggs can increase their fat content by around 50 percent.

It therefore recommends boiling or poaching eggs and not adding salt – or scrambling them without butter and replacing cream with low-fat milk.

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Prince Charles praises English soccer star Marcus Rashford amid Euro 2020 loss, racist abuse

Prince Charles is praising Team England soccer player Marcus Rashford.

On Wednesday, the Prince of Wales spoke to U.K.’s Radio 4 about sustainable farming and highlight the celebrated athlete’s work off the field.

“From field to fork, extraordinary work is being done to try and build a better food system for everyone, be it Jamie Oliver promoting education and a balanced diet, Henry Dimbleby’s ambitions for safe, healthy and affordable food, or Marcus Rashford whose mission off the football field is to tackle child hunger,” said the 73-year-old.

Rashford, 23, has strongly advocated for the British government to provide free school meals, especially during school holidays, to combat hunger for children in underserved families, People magazine reported.

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Prince Charles spoke to U.K.'s Radio 4 on Wednesday and highlighted Marcus Rashford's mission to tackle child hunger off the field.

Prince Charles spoke to U.K.’s Radio 4 on Wednesday and highlighted Marcus Rashford’s mission to tackle child hunger off the field.
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And the cause hits close to home. The Manchester United forward was a recipient of free school meals when he was a child.

The outlet noted that this is the second time Charles has publicly supported Rashford. The first came on Monday when the royal shared an excerpt from his speech on Windrush Day 2020 in the U.K. The prince noted how “the rich diversity of cultures which make this country so special – and in many ways unique – lies at the heart of what we can be as a nation.”

Many saw the quote as Charles’s response to the racist abuse Rashford, along with England teammates Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, endured racism after they missed penalty kicks in overtime, leading to Italy’s win in the Euro 2020 final.

That Clarence House post came shortly after Charles’s eldest son Prince William addressed the racism directly on Monday.

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Marcus Rashford of England looks on during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on July 11, 2021 in London, England.

Marcus Rashford of England looks on during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on July 11, 2021 in London, England.
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“I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match,” said the 39-year-old in a post on Twitter. “It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behavior. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable.”

Many Twitter users called William a hypocrite for supporting Sancho, Rashford and Saka while never publicly coming to the defense of his sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, who is biracial and faced racism in the U.K. while working as a senior member of the British royal family.

Markle, a former American actress, became the Duchess of Sussex when she married William’s younger brother, Prince Harry, in May 2018 at Windsor Castle. The couple welcomed a son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began in 2020 over what they described as the British media’s intrusions and racist attitudes towards the former “Suits” star, 39. The family now resides in the coastal city of Montecito, Calif.

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Many Twitter users labeled Prince William (left) a hypocrite for not defending his sister-in-law Meghan Markle (center) against racism.

Many Twitter users labeled Prince William (left) a hypocrite for not defending his sister-in-law Meghan Markle (center) against racism.
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In the wake of quitting royal duties, they gave an explosive TV interview to Oprah Winfrey in March, in which the couple described painful comments about how dark Archie’s skin might be before his birth. The duchess talked about the intense isolation she felt inside the royal family that led her to contemplate suicide.

Buckingham Palace said the allegations of racism made by the couple were “concerning” and would be addressed privately. William also assured reporters directly at an event that “we are very much not a racist family.”

On June 4, the couple welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The child is eighth in line to the British throne.

The name pays tribute to both Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose family nickname is Lilibet, and his late mother, Princess Diana.

Fox News’ Jessica Napoli and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Piers Morgan ‘refused’ to look wife Celia in the eye after weight loss suggestion

“To his great credit,” Piers wrote, “Eamonn has since dropped from 18st to 15st through juicing, fasting, walking and Pilates after making a New Year’s resolution five years ago to get slimmer and healthier.

“By 5pm I’m slumped on the sofa like a zombie waiting for dinner.

“As a result, I now weigh 16 stone, a stone more than when I started at GMB, and the former ‘Telly-Tubby’ has gone from being my merciless fat-mockery to my fitness role model.”

He added: “So my resolution is to weigh the same as Eamonn Holmes by the end of 2021.”

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How Lions players rated in South Africa ‘A’ loss

The British and Irish Lions fell to a narrow 17-13 loss at the hands of South Africa ‘A’ in Cape Town on Wednesday as the visitors suffered their first defeat on tour; Warren Gatland has plenty to ponder ahead of the opening Test which begins on Saturday 24 May

Last Updated: 14/07/21 11:14pm

Curry starred against the South Africans

Curry starred against the South Africans

The Lions came up just short in Cape Town against South Africa ‘A’, but who stood out to stake their claim for a Test spot?

Tom Curry showed his class as he bids to start the first Test at seven, while fellow Englishmen Maro Itoje and Anthony Watson also pressed their cases for selection in the starting XV.

After comfortably winning their opening three games on tour, the Lions came unstuck against a strong South Africa ‘A’ side thanks to tries from Sbu Nkosi and captain Lukhanyo Am.

Despite the setback, there were lots of positives to come out of the performance nonetheless.

Highlights as the Lions fell to their first defeat of the tour against a strong South Africa 'A' side in Cape Town

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Highlights as the Lions fell to their first defeat of the tour against a strong South Africa ‘A’ side in Cape Town

Highlights as the Lions fell to their first defeat of the tour against a strong South Africa ‘A’ side in Cape Town

With just one more warm-up game against the Stormers on Saturday before the first Test match against the Springboks, we look at how the Lions rated…

Liam Williams: 6/10

Lasted just 14 minutes and had to be replaced by Elliot Daly following a head injury assessment. The Welshman’s chances of starting in the opening Test must surely now be in doubt.

Anthony Watson: 7

Produced a try-saving tackle on Nkosi early on and prospered both under the high ball and in open play. The Bath wing, who was one of the stars of the 2017 tour, looks set to play a major part once again.

Anthony Watson laid down a marker for starting Test jersey

Anthony Watson laid down a marker for starting Test jersey

Chris Harris: 6

Like most of his colleagues, saw little of the ball in attacking play during the early blitz, but was instrumental in a major improvement thereafter. Cheslin Kolbe’s fantastic footwork bamboozled Harris and led to Am’s try in the first half, which might concern Gatland.

Bundee Aki: 6

Punched his weight as the Lions tried to take the game to South Africa ‘A’ after a difficult start. He’s quietly been going under the radar but is certainly in contention to start in the midfield.

Louis Rees-Zammit: 6

Agonisingly short of the line when stretching out to try to give his side the lead and pinned Kolbe on his own try-line with the screw turning. He faces major competition to start on the wing from the likes of Josh Adams and Duhan van der Merwe.

Owen Farrell: 5

Kicked poorly out of hand in the early stages and was charged down by Eben Etzebeth for the opening try on a night when he took several big hits, but kept going. A good night for Dan Biggar, who pulled out of the game due to a minor ankle issue, in the race to start at fly-half.

Warren Gatland admits his side needed a tough game against South Africa 'A' and was delighted with their second half performance, despite the defeat

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Warren Gatland admits his side needed a tough game against South Africa ‘A’ and was delighted with their second half performance, despite the defeat

Warren Gatland admits his side needed a tough game against South Africa ‘A’ and was delighted with their second half performance, despite the defeat

Conor Murray: 6

Struggled to establish a relationship with his half-back partner early on, but gradually worked his way into the game. After being named as replacement captain for Alun Wyn Jones, the Irishman is surely favourite to start at nine.

Wyn Jones: 6

Forced an early scrum collapse from the South Africans and worked tirelessly in the loose, getting his rewards with a first Lions try before being forced off with a shoulder injury. Jones will hope it’s not too bad as he certainly did his cause no harm in Cape Town.

Ken Owens: 6

Solid on his lineout throws and industrious in the forward battle to help the tourists claw their way back into the game. Owens has stiff competition from the English pair of Jamie George and Luke Cowan-Dickie.

Kyle Sinckler: 6

Gave no quarter in a brutal front row battle and was never found wanting as the Lions’ pack hammered away deep inside the South African 22. After initially not being selected for the tour, he might just yet have a major say in the Test series.

Maro Itoje: 7

A constant nuisance at the breakdown and dominant at the lineout, he drove the Lions forward throughout. His best game so far means he’s almost a certain starter for the visitors.

Maro Itoje says that the loss was a brilliant lesson as they learnt a lot about the team they'll face in the Test series

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Maro Itoje says that the loss was a brilliant lesson as they learnt a lot about the team they’ll face in the Test series

Maro Itoje says that the loss was a brilliant lesson as they learnt a lot about the team they’ll face in the Test series

Iain Henderson: 6

Helped to turn the tide as the Lions’ maul started to make an impact and earn them a greater share of the ball. With original tour captain Jones set to re-join the squad, the battle to feature in the second row is certainly heating up.

Josh Navidi: 6

As busy as ever in the heat of the back row scrap and made a series of telling surges forward. The late replacement to the tour is making a real case to be heavily involved against the Springboks.

Tom Curry: 8

A thorn in South Africa ‘A’s side throughout as he foraged for the ball and repeatedly exploited the space ahead of him with ball in hand, while also charging down a Faf De Klerk kick. Curry is surely now favourite to start ahead of Hamish Watson.

Taulupe Faletau: 6

Grew into the game as the Lions fought back and was an increasing threat with the ball in hand. Sam Simmonds will want to prove his worth ahead of the first Test at Cape Town Stadium.

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Gatland: Lions ‘pretty positive’ after South Africa ‘A’ loss

The Lions fought back from 17-3 down at half time against a strong South Africa ‘A’ team but were edged out by four points in Cape Town. “There are things we can easily fix in terms of what we gave to them to keep them in the game,” Gatland said

Last Updated: 14/07/21 11:03pm

Lions head coach Warren Gatland had cause to be optimistic despite the defeat to South Africa 'A'

Lions head coach Warren Gatland had cause to be optimistic despite the defeat to South Africa ‘A’

Warren Gatland believes the British and Irish Lions will get more out of Wednesday’s 17-13 loss to South Africa ‘A’ in Cape Town than their opponents.

The home side led 17-3 at half time, but the Lions were on top for much of the game after the break. However, some poor execution in the home side’s 22 meant they could not make their dominance at the scrums and hefty possession count.

Despite a first loss on tour, head coach Gatland was in an upbeat mood after what had been dubbed the unofficial fourth Test due to the strength of what was ostensibly a South African ‘A’ side.

Lions suffer first defeat of tour against South Africa ‘A’

The Lions suffered their first defeat of this year’s tour on Wednesday as they lost 17-13 to a strong South Africa ‘A’.

“The players are pretty bullish in the changing room, they are confident they can deal with whatever they (South Africa) throw at us in the test series,” Gatland said.

“There are things we can easily fix in terms of what we gave to them to keep them in the game.

“The players are pretty positive about that performance and know we can still improve a lot. We would have got a lot more out of tonight than South Africa.

“The series is going to be a real arm wrestle and that was as close to a Test match as you are going to get.”

Warren Gatland admits his British and Irish Lions side needed a tough game against South Africa 'A' and was delighted with their second half performance despite the defeat.

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Warren Gatland admits his British and Irish Lions side needed a tough game against South Africa ‘A’ and was delighted with their second half performance despite the defeat.

Warren Gatland admits his British and Irish Lions side needed a tough game against South Africa ‘A’ and was delighted with their second half performance despite the defeat.

The cancellation of the second of South Africa’s warm-up games against Georgia meant the home side’s match-day squad featured numerous players who were part of the Springboks’ World Cup-winning team in 2019.

And 10 days out from the the first of a three-match Test series, Gatland believes the Lions’ opponents have shown their hand in terms of the way they will play.

“They did a lot of things we expected from them: box-kicking, they were aggressive and direct with their running,” Gatland said. “But we scrummed outstandingly well and defended their mauls particularly well.

“There are a few things we need to brush up on in terms of our accuracies and we had a couple of tries turned down. But those are things we can fix.”

Warren Gatland admits his British and Irish Lions side needed a tough game against South Africa 'A' and was delighted with their second half performance despite the defeat.

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Warren Gatland admits his British and Irish Lions side needed a tough game against South Africa ‘A’ and was delighted with their second half performance despite the defeat.

Warren Gatland admits his British and Irish Lions side needed a tough game against South Africa ‘A’ and was delighted with their second half performance despite the defeat.

Gatland revealed Liam Williams will have to go through concussion protocols over the next week before he is cleared to play in the first Test on July 24 after being forced off in the first half.

However, he welcomed the arrival in South Africa of Alun Wyn Jones on Thursday following the Welshman’s quick recovery from a dislocated shoulder suffered in the win over Japan at Murrayfield barely three weeks ago.

Gatland will sit down with Jones and current tour captain Conor Murray to decide who will lead the team, but says it is no foregone conclusion that the former will start in the Test series.

“He has had no rugby in the last three weeks, only training,” Gatland said. “It will be a conversation about what we do with the team.

“In the game at the moment, having guys come off the bench (in matches) is important. Our bench was pretty good today – there are no guarantees of anyone starting.”

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‘Staggering loss’: Overdose deaths spike in US during pandemic

Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government reported on Wednesday.

That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29 percent increase.

“This is a staggering loss of human life,” Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends, told the Associated Press.

The nation was already struggling with its worst overdose epidemic but clearly “COVID has greatly exacerbated the crisis,” he added.

Lockdowns and other pandemic restrictions isolated those with drug addictions and made treatment harder to get, experts have said.

“Just like all the other behavioural healthcare companies, we had to heed what the governor was saying and shut live treatment down and go to Zoom,” Kate Judd, programme director at the Shoreline Recovery Center in San Diego, California, told the Reuters news agency.

“We did the best that we could. We tried to make lemonade out of lemons, but it’s not as effective as in-person, face to face, human to human connection is.”

Jordan McGlashen died of a drug overdose in his Ypsilanti, Michigan, apartment last year. He was pronounced dead on May 6, the day before his 39th birthday.

“It was really difficult for me to think about the way in which Jordan died. He was alone, and suffering emotionally and felt like he had to use again,” said his younger brother, Collin McGlashen, who wrote openly about his brother’s addiction in an obituary.

Jordan McGlashen’s death was attributed to heroin and fentanyl.

‘Poisoned drug supply’

While prescription painkillers once drove the nation’s overdose epidemic, they were supplanted first by heroin and then by fentanyl, a dangerously powerful opioid, in recent years. Fentanyl was developed to treat intense pain from ailments like cancer but has increasing been sold illicitly and mixed with other drugs.

“What’s really driving the surge in overdoses is this increasingly poisoned drug supply,” said Shannon Monnat, an associate professor of sociology at Syracuse University who researches geographic patterns in overdoses.

“Nearly all of this increase is fentanyl contamination in some way. Heroin is contaminated. Cocaine is contaminated. Methamphetamine is contaminated.”

There is no current evidence that more Americans started using drugs last year, Monnat said. Rather, the increased deaths most likely were people who had already been struggling with addiction. Some have told her research team that suspensions of evictions and extended unemployment benefits left them with more money than usual. And they said “when I have money, I stock up on my (drug) supply,” she said.

Part of US’s deadliest year

Overdose deaths are just one facet of what was overall the deadliest year in US history. With about 378,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, the nation saw more than 3.3 million deaths.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed death certificates to come up with the estimate for 2020 drug overdose deaths. The estimate of more than 93,000 translates to an average of more than 250 deaths each day, or roughly 11 every hour.

The 21,000 increase is the biggest year-to-year jump since the count rose by 11,000 in 2016.

More historical context: According to the CDC, there were fewer than 7,200 total US overdose deaths reported in 1970, when a heroin epidemic was raging in US cities. There were about 9,000 in 1988, around the height of the crack epidemic.

The proliferation of fentanyl is one reason some experts do not expect any substantial decline in drug overdose deaths this year. Though national figures are not yet available, data is emerging from some states that seems to support their pessimism. Rhode Island, for example, reported 34 overdose deaths in January and 37 in February – the most for those months in at least five years.

For Collin McGlashen, last year was “an incredibly dark time” that began in January with the cancer death of the family’s beloved patriarch.

Their father’s death sent his musician brother Jordan into a tailspin, McGlashen said.

“Someone can be doing really well for so long and then, in a flash, deteriorate,” he said.

Then came the pandemic. Jordan lost his job. “It was kind of a final descent.”

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Adele weight loss: Singer shows off staggering transformation in new snap – diet plan

Adele, full name Adele Adkins, has notably slimmed down in the last couple of years. The results of her healthy weight loss transformation could be seen in the latest post on her Instagram page.

One said: “You are glowing!”

Another added: “You look so good” while a third stated: “You are beautiful!”

This is not the first time Adele has attracted attention with her looks.

The mother-of-one has clearly changed her lifestyle in recent years and reportedly shed around seven stone.

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Adele joked about her transformation during an appearance on Saturday Night Live last year.

She said: “I know I look really, really different since you last saw me.

“But actually, because of all the Covid restrictions… I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me. And this is the half I chose.”

Apart from her comments on the late night sketch show, she has given very little away on how she slimmed down.

However, Camila Goodis, a personal trainer who worked with the singer, stated Adele would take part in Pilates.

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise which helps strengthen muscles and improve flexibility.

As well exercising regularly, Camila commented Adele’s results were “90 percent from diet”.

Some reports claim the 33-year-old followed the Sirt Food diet plan.

This is characterised by a list of approved foods and begins with a rigorous phase of drinking green juice and limiting calories.

Camila said: “The first week is intense, green juices and only 1,000 calories. She doesn’t look too thin – she looks amazing.”

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Daniel speculated Adele may have followed an intermittent fasting plan.

This involves eating all foods within a small time frame and fasting for the remaining hours of the day.

He claimed: “Based on the dramatic change it would seem an intermittent fasting diet along with an increase in exercise – possibly pilates or yoga – would have been the most likely plan followed by Adele.

“To assist her, she may have also used insights from a DNA test to reveal any dietary deficiencies or underlying health issues, perhaps around gut health and to understand what type of exercise and foods would work best for her, based on her genetics.”

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