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A look into the future: IBISWorld reveals Australia's health and where it will be in 5 years

​Australians are expected to drink less alcohol, spend less on tobacco and eat more fruit and vegetables over the next five years, according to new research. But they will continue to battle with weight.  The report conducted by IBISWorld, which specialises in industry market research, compiled an index of health indicators to look at Australia’s receptiveness to a healthy diet and lifestyle. The health indicators used included alcohol consumption, smoking rates, fruit and vegetable consumption, obesity levels, and participation in sports and physical recreation activities. IBISWorld industry analyst Bao Vuong said obesity…

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Church of England warns future of Down's 'under question'

The Church of England has warned the future existence of people with Down’s Syndrome is “under question”. It has called for expectant mothers to be given “comprehensive, unbiased information” ahead of the NHS roll-out of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) in England and Wales this year. The blood test for high-risk women can offer an estimate of Down’s risk. But the Church is concerned it could lead to more abortions on women carrying children with Down’s Syndrome. The Church’s ruling General Synod will debate “valuing people with Down’s Syndrome” when it…

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill considering future after talks with Scottish FA

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is reflecting on his future after talks with the Scottish Football Association, Press Association Sport understands. The meeting was described as “productive” by a source close to the discussions and the 48-year-old impressed the SFA delegation. But no timescale has been set over the next stage in the SFA’s pursuit of the former Brechin and Shamrock Rovers boss. Both parties spoke at length about the vacant Scotland manager’s job and Scottish football in general, a subject the Edinburgh-based former Dundee United and Hibernian midfielder knows…

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Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

Media playback is unsupported on your device A range of new concept cars has been showcased at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Concept cars are visions of how the future of motoring may look, although some experts said there were fewer models than expected. That could be because such vehicles are time-consuming and expensive to make, especially considering some will never reach the production line. Digital dashboards, green energy and autonomous features were big themes. Honda previewed the third generation Insight. Competing with the Toyota Prius…

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Bataclan massacre film drama 'will be broadcast' in the future

A French broadcaster behind a controversial film about the 2015 terror attack on the Bataclan in Paris says it will be shown at some point. In December, France 2 said the fictional love story, That Night, would be postponed until survivors and victims’ families had been consulted. Now, a spokesman has told the BBC the film will see the light of day. Ninety people were killed when terrorists stormed a gig played by US band Eagles of Death Metal. The film was postponed after Claire Peltier, whose partner David was…

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Carillion: Urgent talks on construction firm's future

The future of troubled engineering firm Carillion is being discussed at high-level government meetings this weekend, the BBC understands. The firm is a key government contractor for projects including the HS2 high speed rail scheme, schools and prisons. There are fears it is close to collapse as it struggles with £1.5bn of debt and a pension shortfall of £587m. On Friday, Carillion said it remained in constructive dialogue about short-term financing. Reports that creditors had turned down a potential rescue plan sent the firm’s shares down by more than 28%…

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Vladimir Mukhin: 'We Will Build the Future of Russian Cuisine'

The secondIKRA international gastronomic festival sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna will take place in Sochi, Russia, from 31 January to 4 February 2018. Designed to promote Russian gastronomy and gastro-tourism, the event will feature a host of big name Russian and international chefs who will be gathering at the Black Sea resort for a series of workshops, dinners and masterclasses focusing on Russia’s culinary heritage and new culinary landscape. See the line-up and find out how to buy tickets here.  The chef ambassador for the event is none than…

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