Ashes 2019: Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon script victory as Australia go 1-0 up vs EnglandAshes 2019: Steve Smith hit 144 and 142 while Nathan Lyon picked crucial wickets in both innings as Australia beat England by 251 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-Test series.advertisement India Today Web Desk BirminghamAugust 5, 2019UPDATED: August 5, 2019 19:48 IST England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 1st Test: Nathan Lyon was the chief wrecker with the ball on the final day (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia beat England by 251 runs in the first Ashes Test in BirminghamSteve Smith, Nathan Lyon and Matthew Wade were the stars for AustraliaAustralia now have 24 points in the World Test ChampionshipAustralia beat England by 251 runs to in the first Ashes Test to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series. Australia have also secured 24 points in the World Test Championship with their thumping win in Birmingham on Monday.It was a remarkable fight back by Australia who were tottering at 122 for 8 on the opening day. But Steve Smith’s heroic 144 and stubborn knocks from Peter Siddle (44), Travis Head (35) and Nathan Lyon (12) ensured the visitors made a respectable 284 in the first innings.Rory Burns (133), Joe Root (57) and Ben Stokes (50) helped England take a crucial 90-run first innings lead but Steve Smith then became only the 5th to score twin hundreds in an Ashes Test. His 142 once again guided Australia after they had lost David Warner and Cameron Bancroft cheaply for the second time in the match.This time Smith had more support from the middle-order. Travis Head scored 51 while Travis Head, making a comeback into the Australian Test team, smashed an aggressive 110.James Pattinson’s unbeaten 47 to further frustrate England who faced the improbable task of chasing 398 in the fourth innings of an Edgbaston Test.After surviving 7 testing overs on the penultimate day, England lost Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Denly and Joe Root by lunch. Nathan Lyon was on fire and extracted enough turn to bamboozle the English batsmen in their fortress.Pat Cummins was lethal as well – he got the crucial wickets of Burns, Joss Buttler and Jonny Bairstow as Australia inched closer to victory.This Test match belonged to Steve Smith all the way. It was the first time Cameron Bancroft, David Warner and Steve Smith were playing a Test since the ball-tampering scandal. While Bancroft and Warner did not get many runs, Smith hit 286 runs across the two innings to hand Australia a memorable win.advertisementRead more | Ashes 2019: Matthew Wade’s game was at a different Level in Edgbaston, says Ricky PontingAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow England VS AustraliaFollow Ashes 2019Follow ENG v AUSFollow Steve SmithFollow Nathan Lyon
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 13, 2012 6:06 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,289.17 down 63.92 points):Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Down a penny, or 0.54 per cent, at $1.83 on 29,809,305 shares. The metals and mining sector was down 0.96 per cent.TORC Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG). Oil and gas. Down a penny, or 0.43 per cent, at $2.33 on 14,032,139 shares. The energy sector was off 0.45 per cent to 246.14 points as the price of crude oil for January slid 88 cents to US$85.89 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up 49 cents, or 3.73 per cent, at $13.63 on 11,168,657 shares. The BlackBerry maker’s stock continued its upward climb, closing at its highest level since the end of April this year after the company said the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will be launching a pilot program with its smartphones using the new operating system BlackBerry 10.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up a penny, or 0.29 per cent, at $3.40 on 7,404,903 shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 41 cents, or 2.01 per cent, at $20.85 on 6,694,734.Sprott Resource Corp. (TSX:SCP). Energy. Down three cents, or 0.77 per cent, at $3.85 on 6,653,025 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,173.59 down 11.35 points):ArPetrol Ltd. (TSXV:RPT). Oil and gas exploration. Down half a cent, or 50 per cent, at half a cent on 8,116,000 shares.Madalena Ventures Inc. (TSXV:MVN). Oil and gas exploration. Up 4.5 cents, or 15.25 per cent, at 34 cents on 3,842,530 shares.Companies reporting major news:Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Grocery operator. The Sobeys supermarket operator reported a 19.5 per cent increase in fiscal second-quarter profits to $93.3 million or $1.37 per share while sales increased to $4.4 billion from $4 billion generated in the year-earlier period.SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC). Engineering and construction. Up 34 cents, or 0.82 per cent, at $41.58 on 1,449,179 shares. Montreal-based SNC is suspending payments to a former CEO and shaking up its management and board in a bid to protect its reputation amid corruption charges levelled at several former executives.
Brushing teeth thoroughly to remove plaque could help prevent heart attacks and strokes by reducing inflammation in the body to levels close to what can be achieved by statins, a new study suggests.Scientists in the US conducted a trial to see if a special toothpaste, which highlighted plaque on the teeth could help heart health.Several studies have shown that people with diseased gums are also more likely to suffer heart disease but it had never been shown that good dental health could lower the risk.Researchers found that people using the special toothpaste were able to remove twice as much plaque than those using a normal toothpaste and their levels of inflammation also fell by 29 per cent. Statins lower inflammation by around 37 per cent.The study was led by Prof Charles Hennekens, of Florida Atlantic University, who was part of the team that discovered the benefit of aspirin to heart health in the 1990s and is estimated to have saved more than one million lives through his research.“I think this could have policy implications for tens of millions of people alongside statins, aspirin, and beta blockers and other agents that help lower cardiovascular disease,” said Prof Hennekens.“The distinguishing thing in my mind about this is that it is a fairly simple thing to do and yet seems to have a big impact. And there are no side-effects that we know of. You get the benefit of better oral health and potentially big heart benefits too.“We want to try this out on bigger numbers of people with heart disease so we can see if it is actually able to prevent heart attacks and strokes. So this is a jumping off point, but it’s an important result.” Good tooth health could have wider benefits In the trial, 61 patients were given either the special or normal toothpaste and followed for 60 days. Their plaque and inflammation levels were tested before and after the study.Those using the disclosing toothpaste reduced their plaque levels by 49 per cent compared with 24 per cent for the control group. Inflammation, measured by levels of c-reactive protein, also fell by 29 per cent for the special toothpaste group, but rose by 25 per cent for the control group.The team is now working on a grant proposal for a larger study of 6,000 people with heart disease to see if improving oral health could prevent heart attacks and strokes over several years.Around 160,000 people die from heart and circulatory disease in the UK every year. British experts said the study provided preliminary evidence that looking after dental health could help in preventing heart attacks and strokes.NHS consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, said: “I think there could be something in this because we do know that inflammation is an important factor in cardiovascular disease.“But prevention is always better than cure and cutting down on sugar could help prevent plaque in the first place, and improving diet improves heart health.” Previous studies have shown that people with gum disease are more likely to suffer heart disease Dr Tim Chico, Reader in Cardiovascular Medicine and consultant cardiologist at the University of Sheffield, added: “This does seem to suggest that better dental hygiene is able to reduce inflammation in the entire body.“We know that if people have a source of chronic inflammation (such as gum disease) this may increase their risk of developing heart disease.“The reduction in c-reactive protein seen with the better tooth cleaning could translate into a reduced risk of heart disease, but this would require a much larger and longer-term study to prove.“In the meantime, it seems sensible to pay attention to improving dental hygiene both in order to reduce risk of problems with our teeth and also perhaps our risk of heart disease.”However some experts were more cautious about the findings.Dr Michael Holmes, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, at Oxford University added: “While C-reactive protein is a marker of inflammation, C-reactive protein itself does not play a role in the development of heart disease, meaning that any alterations in isolation are not meaningful.“These data do not provide any evidence that this plaque-identifying toothpaste would have any effect on preventing heart disease. To answer that, a separate, large clinical trial looking at whether this toothpaste results in a reduction in heart disease events would be needed.”The study was published in the American Journal of Medicine. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.