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Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'

Women are more than twice as likely as men to lack interest in sex when living with a partner, a study of British sexual attitudes suggests. It found that while men and women lost passion with age, women were often left cold by longer relationships. Overall, poor health and a lack of emotional closeness affected both men’s and women’s desire for sex. The findings are based on the experiences of nearly 5,000 men and 6,700 women, published in BMJ Open. The UK researchers said problems of sexual desire should be…

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Critical Shopper: Is Bally More Interesting Than Gucci? Depends Who’s Tweeting

Critical Shopper By JON CARAMANICA A couple of months ago, I was idly flitting a night away on the internet when it occurred to me that I should open up Twitter and tweet something that — in my heart, in that moment — was unassailably true: Bally >>> Gucci No good story begins with a tweet — or, good lord, an abandoned one — but bear with me. By that point, Gucci fetishism had become parodic and comical. Alessandro Michele’s rebrand had infused the company with flamboyance, joie de vivre,…

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News: UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism more united than ever, says Rifai

The global tourism community is “more united than ever” according to United Nations World Tourism Organisation general secretary Taleb Rifai. Addressing the opening session of the 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly, he said, despite the challenges faced by global tourism, the sector was “more committed than ever to working closer together to make it a pillar of a better future for people and the planet”. “The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development that we are celebrating globally throughout 2017 has provided us with the platform to reinforce…

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Police and prison staff to get more than 1% pay cap

The government has announced pay rises for police and prison officers which breach the 1% public sector pay cap. Prison officers will get a 1.7% rise while police will get a 1% pay rise plus a 1% bonus for the year, paid for from existing departmental budgets. Ministers said they also recognised the need for greater flexibility across the public services in future pay awards. The Prison Officer’s Association has called for a 5% increase. The Police Federation wants an increase of 2.8%. The announcement of the settlements for England…

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Sam Allardyce tells telkSPORT: 'Roy Hodgson is more than capable of lifting Crystal Palace and I wish him the very best'

Roy Hodgson’s experience and calm, cool head make him ‘more than capable’ of bringing success to Crystal Palace, believes former manager Sam Allardyce. Hodgson is expected to be unveiled as the new Eagles boss this week followingthe sacking of Frank de Boer after only 77 days in the job. De Boer was appointed in the summer to replace Allardyce, who announced he was taking time out of the game after guiding the club to Premier League safety last season. But the Dutchman was axed on Monday after losing his first four Premier…

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