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It’s no secret people love to complain. But it takes a special kind of ire to take action and contact The Powers That Be to register an official complaint. So color me surprised that Jennifer Lawrence’s Red Sparrow and the Peter Rabbit movie received the most complaints in 2018 — at least, the most complaints to the British Board of Film Classification.

The BBFC released its list, with Red Sparrow receiving 64 complaints, followed by Peter Rabbit with 50. The complaints were for very different concerns, but I can’t help but picture people writing Strongly Worded Letters or perhaps calling an official with a list of grievances.

Red Sparrow got complaints because it was given a “15 classification,” which could be considered a U.K. equivalent of PG-13. Viewers felt the movie should’ve earned an 18 certificate — basically an R rating — due to “elements of violence and sexual violence in the film,” per Digital Spy.

Apparently the British Board of Film Classification defended the decision by saying the “correct changes” to Red Sparrow scenes were made in post-production to allow a 15 certificate. The BBFC added that, “given the lack of aggravating factors such as strong nudity and eroticisation in these scenes,” the 15 rating was allowed.

I do understand some complaints about the Red Sparrow rating in the U.K., considering it got a hard R in the U.S. Still, the Red Sparrow team should just be happy that anyone saw the movie at all, even if they complained about it afterward. The movie only made $ 46.8 million at the domestic box office, and $ 104.6 million worldwide. Maybe the wider rating helped it get more international viewers?

The Peter Rabbit complaints you probably heard something about last year. As you might’ve guessed, the complaints were tied to the food allergy scene. Rabbits throw blackberries at Mr. McGregor, knowing he’s allergic. There were complaints by groups like Kids With Food Allergies, and Sony Pictures issued an apology. In addition to allergy-related complaints, some viewers found the behavior to encourage bullying.

The BBFC defended the Peter Rabbit scene, saying it doesn’t feature bullying but was instead part of “an ongoing battle between the rabbits and the owner of a vegetable garden.”

The BBFC also noted that it didn’t receive any complaints about the film right after it was released, saying issues only started coming in “in response to press coverage that started in the U.S.” So they’re blaming us.

Peter Rabbit found itself involved in a different mini controversy when a theater accidentally played a trailer for a horror movie before a screening. There were complaints about that too.

A few vocal complaints or not, Peter Rabbit made $ 351 million worldwide — with more than $ 236 million from the foreign box office, which would include the U.K. That’s off a reported production budget of $ 50 million, per Box Office Mojo. So it’s no wonder Peter Rabbit 2 is in the works.

Considering all the ire against award winners Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody, I half expected to see them on the most complained about list for 2018. Or even maybe Avengers: Infinity War for killing off major characters. You know someone must’ve written a Strongly Worded Letter about that. But maybe those complaints were mostly Stateside.

I’m curious what movies from 2019 will send people complaining to the BBFC — or the MPAA or FCC in the U.S. Check out the list of what’s coming to screens in 2019 and place your bets.

Read more here: CinemaBlend Latest Content

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HIGH blood pressure, or hypertension, can be treated through making some healthy changes to the diet. Eating foods which have a high salt content, not getting enough exercise and drinking excessively are all contributing factors of high blood pressure. Left untreated it could cause life-threatening issues. However, there are some simple changes you can make and adding these five foods will help to lower your readings and reduce your risk of developing serious medical issues.

Symptoms of high blood pressure include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pains
  • Nose bleeds
  • Fever
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath

For people watching their blood pressure levels, potassium-rich foods are an excellent way to help lower readings.

Recent studies have shown that increasing potassium intake may help lower blood pressure. Potassium is a mineral that helps normalise blood pressure and it helps lessen the effects of salt and the more potassium consumed, the more salt is lost during urination.

If you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in the body raises the blood pressure. Potassium also helps to ease the tension in the blood vessel walls which have a direct effect on blood pressure levels.

The recommended amount of potassium for an adult is 4,700 mg per day.

Foods that are rich in potassium include:

Avocados

Avocados are one of the best sources of potassium, contributing to almost 500mg in a single fruit.

The potassium and lutein content in avocados promote normal blood pressure and help control oxidative and inflammatory stress.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is part of the citrus family and is an excellent source of vitamin C. It contains high levels of potassium which help flush out the sodium in the body. Grapefruit also contains citrus bioflavonoids and anti-inflammatories.

Fat-free yoghurt

Yoghurt has many health benefits and studies have proven that consuming at least two servings of yoghurt per week will help lower blood pressure and further reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms, particularly shiitake mushrooms not only contain high levels of potassium, but also help increase energy and protect against heart disease and infections. The potassium helps lower blood pressure and help keep cells from sticking the blood vessel walls and improve blood circulation.

Peas

Peas are packed with potassium and according to Blood Pressure UK, they are a key mineral the body relies on heavily to function properly. Peas help lower blood pressure and balance out the negative effect of salt in the body.

Read more here: Daily Express :: Health Feed

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PS4 free games news today includes the latest on some major titles that can be download from the PlayStation Store for nothing this weekend.

At the end of E3 2019 week PS4 fans have been given a bonus, with some major PS4 free games available to download from the PlayStation Store today.

One of the biggest releases of 2019 so far is available to play on the PS4 for free right now.

At the moment The Division 2 is available to play for free on the PS4, but time is running out to experience the Ubisoft blockbuster for nothing.

The Division 2 is available to play for free all of this weekend, with the trial finishing at 7.59am BST on Monday June 17.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DIVISION 2

If you want to play Division 2 for free on PS4 simply head to the game’s page on the PS Store and then select ‘try free demo’.

If you want to play The Division 2 online during this free PS4 games period then a paid PS Plus membership will be required.

If you decide to purchase The Division 2 after the free PS4 trial finishes then any save data will carry over to the full version.

Announcing the Division 2 free PS4 trial, Ubisoft tweeted: “Play now the Division 2 for free on PC – PS4 – XONE!

“Access the full game and keep your progression.”

The Division 2 isn’t the only game that PS4 fans can play for free this weekend.

At the moment a free Fallout 76 trial is also running which is available until June 17 as well.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FALLOUT 76

The Fallout 76 free trial launches alongside a “sneak peek” of the Nuclear Winter Battle Royale mode.

Bethesda said: “Nuclear Winter is a brand-new mode in Fallout 76 that pits you against your fellow players like never before.

“The battle for the role of Vault 51’s Overseer has begun.

“In Nuclear Winter, you’ll take part in a 52-player fight to the death.

“Rank up, unlock new and exclusive Perks, deploy a C.A.M.P. and even launch nukes.

“As the ring of fire closes in, will you be the last one standing?”

Nuclear Winter will be released for Fallout 76 in full later this year.

• Stay tuned to Express.co.uk for more PS4 news and gaming updates

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A Calgary couple expecting the birth of their first child next month has no idea who will help deliver their baby or even where it will be born. It may not happen in Calgary, where they live, after a local obstetrician requested a $ 10,000 upfront payment for his services before the couple’s first appointment.

Kevin Brosha and his wife, Dewi, met in Indonesia three years ago. Brosha, who is Canadian, and Dewi, who is Indonesian, were married in Canada last summer. In November, the couple confirmed the pregnancy and started making plans for Dewi to become a permanent Canadian resident.

Brosha says the demand for an upfront payment was surprising.

“I was just in shock when they told us that,” he said.

“When I asked if we could make any arrangements to pay later, they said no.” 

The CBC has learned the upfront fee for uninsured maternity patients in Calgary has now gone up to $ 15,000.

Paperwork error

The Broshas say they submitted applications for permanent residency and an open work permit in December, but one of the documents was missing a signature and was returned to the couple two months later.

The mistake set their application back at least two months — and Dewi’s temporary residency status expired at the end of January.  

It means Dewi is without health care coverage in Alberta and could face thousands of dollars in prenatal care and delivery costs.

Brosha, as a Canadian citizen, took on the task of handling Dewi’s application and takes full responsibility for his mistake.

A Calgary couple expecting the birth of their first child are facing hefty costs because Dewi Brosha is not insured. 1:14

“I didn’t know the system. I did my best to navigate it, but I didn’t know the rules, and now we’re in a situation where she’s got no health care coverage,” said Brosha.

The couple had been paying a family doctor to see Dewi for the past several months. However, she hasn’t seen a doctor for several weeks, since the time she was referred to an obstetrician and the demand for a hefty upfront payment was made.

“It’s stressful, but my husband always supports me,” said Dewi, who is an electrical engineer and had worked for a Canadian company in Indonesia.

Urgent care, not preventive care

A Calgary obstetrician who is not involved in Kevin and Dewi Brosha’s case says a group of Calgary physicians is working on a strategy to deal with the treatment of uninsured maternity patients.

Dr. Fiona Mattatall has researched the issue of non-Canadians seeking health care and or citizenship for their newborns.

“It’s a complicated issue,” she said.

In Calgary, Mattatall noticed an increase in the number of uninsured deliveries by non-Canadian patients between 2014 and 2016. She says the numbers levelled off in 2017 and 2018.

The research, published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada in 2017, found health care professionals agree on the “provision of emergency care, but not preventive care.”  

Some physicians and midwives … do not feel that it’s ethical to look after those patients.– Dr. Fiona Mattatall, obstetrician and gynecologist

The paper concluded: “Differing ethical perspectives on the care of these patients may lead to conflict within health care teams because of differences [in] ethical perspectives of care among team members.”

Mattatall says if a woman in labour shows up in emergency, the physicians and midwives she interviewed said they would care for the mom and baby “and ask questions later.”

But for preventive- and prenatal-care office visits, she says there was a mixed response.

“Some physician and midwives … do not feel that it’s ethical to look after those patients, especially when we are in a publicly funded health care system [where] we don’t have limitless resources to look after everybody.”

Mattatall says Calgary has seen an increase in birth tourism: expectant mothers delivering in Canada to ensure their babies become Canadian citizens.

Mattatall says she supports charging non-Canadians upfront for delivery services, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

“It could range anywhere from $ 3,000 up to $ 25,000 to $ 30,000 to have a baby, and I think most of us as Canadians don’t appreciate what our health care actually costs, because we don’t get a bill, but it is paid by our tax dollars,” she said.

Brosha and his wife are considering travelling to Nova Scotia to have the baby. Brosha’s uncle is a physician there and says a delivery without complications would cost around $ 5,000.

Mattatall says she’s had discussions with the college of physicians and surgeons about the upfront payments.

In a statement to CBC, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta said that while “billing and fee codes” do not fall under the CPSA’s authority, it expects physicians “to follow the code of ethics and standards of practice in regards to uninsured services.”

“Our standards obligate a physician to provide acute, emergent care to uninsured patients; and in non-acute situations, they must inform a patient of any fees to be charged before the care is provided.”

Doctors can set own fees

A spokesperson for the Alberta Medical Association says uninsured services are not regulated, and the association advises physicians “to charge an amount that reflects their professional costs and expertise, administrative and indirect costs.”

A document obtained by the CBC outlines the “private pay care fees” some obstetricians are charging uninsured maternity patients. 

It says a $ 15,000 deposit is due one week before a patient’s initial consultation. The fee just went up from the $ 10,000 the Broshas were quoted earlier this month.

The $ 15,000 doesn’t include hospital fees, which could cost $ 1,500 to $ 2,000 a night; the fees for an anesthesiologist if needed; or costs if the baby needs to be transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit. 

Insurance extension 

Brosha says he was also unaware that Dewi’s health care coverage could have been extended as a temporary resident.

The Alberta government advises people to apply “early” for an extension to their Canada entry documents, such as temporary resident or visitor visas, while waiting for permanent residency. 

He’s written to his UCP MLA, his Liberal MP, and the minister of immigration, asking for the extension.

A Calgary immigration lawyer says some compassion should be shown to the couple, since they appear committed to staying in the country long-term.

Entitled to health care coverage

“This is a bureaucratic snafu, albeit perhaps of their own making,” said Michael Greene.

“This is somebody who should be entitled to health care. She’s married to a Canadian. The child will be born as a Canadian citizen.”

Calgary immigration lawyer Michael Greene says the immigration and health care systems should be “more flexible and friendly” and provide health care insurance coverage for Dewi Brosha, who is 34 weeks pregnant and faces a $ 10,000 upfront fee for delivery services. (Bryan Labby/CBC)

“And just unfortunately because they make a little mistake that was too hard to fix, they’re put in this awful predicament, and it’s going to cost them potentially a lot of money,” he said.

Greene says Alberta Health does offer an appeal process for people who have been denied coverage. 

“Yes, I’ve made a mistake. But I don’t think that means that we should be on the hook for $ 30,000 for a birth,” said Brosha.

The Broshas have to decide within the next few days whether they will fly to Nova Scotia to have the baby.  After 36 weeks, Dewi will likely not be permitted to fly.

“I just pray and I hope everything will be fine,” said Dewi.

Bryan Labby is an enterprise reporter with CBC Calgary. If you have a good story idea or tip, you can reach him at bryan.labby@cbc.ca or on Twitter at @CBCBryan.

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Louise Redknapp, 44, ensured she gave her friend and manager, Billy Clark, a special birthday message as she shared a series of photos of them together on Instagram.

The singer uploaded a snap of the two of them to her story, where she wrote: “One of the best people I know, happy birthday @billyclark_ love ya,” alongside a kiss face emoji.

Louise then uploaded a photo of Billy wearing a bizarre attire as he showed off his hula hooping skills.

“This is why I love you @billyclark_.”

In a separate post to her account, Louise shared a picture of herself and Billy sitting side-by-side, both dressed in black ensembles.

Louise called the manager “amazing” and said he inspires her.

She wrote: “Happy birthday billy boy @billyclark_ you inspire me everyday thank you for being amazing @instructionmgmt.”

Elsewhere on her Instagram, Louise revealed she had finished recording songs for her new album Heavy Love.

“Last day in the studio,” the star captioned a video of herself in a recording studio.

In a follow up post, Louise shared a picture and said: “That’s a wrap #HeavyLove.”

Meanwhile, Louise’s ex father-in-law, Harry Redknapp, will be appearing on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories tomorrow the night.

In the show, the former footballer manager speaks out about his son, Jamie Redknapp, and his divorce from Louise.

Revealing about how he felt after finding out they were splitting up, Harry admitted he never saw it coming.

“I was choked,” he divulged. “Absolutely. I just never ever ever could see that happening. I thought they were getting married forever.

“They were such a lovely couple together.” 

“It came completely as a shock, out of the blue. They were not a showbiz marriage if you like. Lou just did not want to be anywhere without Jamie.”

He admitted the divorce was “very sad” for himself and his wife Sandra, but added Louise was happiest when she was with the kids and former beau Jamie.

Harry continued: “They were very, very down to earth the pair of them. And yeah me and Sandra it was a shock when it happened. Very sad.

“It’s difficult. No-one knows what goes on behind closed doors do they in life? So you don’t know. It is sad.”

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories airs tomorrow on ITV at 9.35pm. 

Read more here: Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed

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The power of speaking things into existence is real- and Nicole Bus‘ Roc Nation deal proves just that.

Recently singer Nicole Bus sat down with BET’s Black Coffee to discuss the success of her debut single, “You,” as well as being acquired by Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation label. The song, which samples Wu-Tang‘s iconic 1993 track “C.R.E.A.M,” is a flawless mashup of modern lyricism, with a twist of 90’s nostalgia on the production, and has earned Bus a number one spot on Billboard’s Adult R&B Charts.

During a sit down with hosts Marc Lamont HIll, Gia Peppers and Jameer Pond, the singer, who was discovered on social media, detailed how the initial meeting with the music label came about.

“Five years ago, I met this producer, Needles, in Atlanta, and we started this partnership. We’re like, ‘Okay, we want to work together to create music.’ We wanted to create something… like when you heard Lauryn Hill for the first time. Something like that feeling. That real music that hits you inside. So we had this agreement like, ‘Ok, let’s make beautiful music,'” the singer started off.

Nicole then recalled a detailed conversation she once had with the producer, in regards to her career goals and aspirations.

“I remember five years ago, we were standing at a traffic light, and [Needles] was like, ‘What else do you want to do?’ And I said, ‘Well, I will be signed by Roc Nation.’ So I said that, and I remember him looking at me like, ‘Ok, I guess.’

Nicole stated that Needles would sometimes upload clips of him and the singer performing and making music in the studio, which lead to a Roc Nation representative reaching out to them.

“Four years later, the A&R reached out to [Needles’] Instagram… and in that 24 hour window, the A&R reached out like, ‘I don’t know who this lady is, but is she willing to come to a Roc Nation showcase?'” Nicole recalled. “That’s God all over it.”

When asked about how quickly her career took off, between being discovered on Instagram, to her official Roc Nation signing day, the Half-Dutch, half-Curaçaose singer, who grew up in the Netherlands, humbly replied:

“Of course, with every contractual season and situation, it always takes time. It definitely takes time, but thank God I’m sitting here with you guys right now, so obviously it worked [out]!

“It’s a beautiful thing to envision and be a part of Roc Nation, and envision to come to the other side of the sea, and be here in America. It’s always been a dream.”

Watch the whole interview here!

Tune in to Black Coffee, live, every weekday at 10am EST, on BET Digital!

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HONG KONG — Backing down after days of huge street protests, Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said on Saturday that she would indefinitely suspend a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China.

It was a remarkable reversal for Mrs. Lam, the leader installed by Beijing in 2017, who had vowed to ensure the bill’s approval and tried to get it passed on an unusually short timetable, even as hundreds of thousands demonstrated against it this past week.

But she made it clear that the bill was being delayed, not withdrawn outright, as protesters have demanded.

“I believe that we cannot withdraw this bill, or else society will say that this bill was groundless,” Mrs. Lam said at a news conference.

She said she felt “sorrow and regret” that she had failed to convince the public that it was needed, and pledged to listen to more views.

“We will adopt the most sincere and humble attitude to accept criticisms and make improvements,” Mrs. Lam said.

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Mothers of young protesters gathered in Hong Kong on Friday night to oppose the proposed extradition law. Some of the signs read, “If we lose the young generation, what’s left of Hong Kong?”CreditVincent Yu/Associated Press

City leaders hope that delaying the legislation will cool public anger and avoid more violence in the streets, said people with detailed knowledge of the government’s plans, including advisers to Mrs. Lam.

But leading opposition figures and protesters said a mere suspension of the bill would not satisfy the protesters, who had been planning another large demonstration for Sunday. Organizers confirmed the protest was still on.

“Postponement is temporary. It’s just delaying the pain,” said Claudia Mo, a democratic lawmaker. “This is not good enough, simply not right. We demand a complete scrapping of this controversial bill.”

“We can’t accept it will just be suspended,” Minnie Li, a lecturer with the Education University of Hong Kong who joined a hunger strike this past week, said on Saturday morning, as word of Mrs. Lam’s plan to suspend the bill was emerging. “We demand it to be withdrawn. The amendment itself is unreasonable. Suspension just means having a break and will continue later. What we want is for it to be withdrawn. We can’t accept it.”

But Mrs. Lam and her superiors in Beijing were reluctant to kill the bill outright, said the people familiar with city officials’ thinking. They insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on behalf of the government.

A full withdrawal of the legislation would recall the Hong Kong government’s reversals in the face of public objections to other contentious bills that were seen as infringing on the city’s liberties — national security legislation, in 2003, and compulsory patriotic education legislation, in 2012.

The police used tear gas and rubber bullets against demonstrators on Wednesday.CreditLam Yik Fei for The New York Times

A team of senior Chinese officials and experts met on Friday with Mrs. Lam in Shenzhen, a mainland Chinese city bordering Hong Kong, to review the situation, one of the people with knowledge of the government’s policymaking said.

The bill would make it easier for Hong Kong to send people suspected of crimes to jurisdictions with which the city has no extradition treaty, including mainland China. Many people in Hong Kong, a semiautonomous territory with far more civil liberties than the mainland has, fear that the legislation would put anyone in the city at risk of being detained and sent to China for trial by the country’s Communist Party-controlled courts.

The bill had been moving through the legislative process with unusual speed, and legal experts who raised concerns about that said it would have to be withdrawn in order to address those worries. Otherwise, voting on it could restart at any time, at the discretion of the head of the legislature, which is controlled by pro-Beijing lawmakers, these experts said.

More than a million people marched against the bill last Sunday, according to protest leaders, the vast majority of them peacefully. That was followed by street clashes on Wednesday, as the police used tear gas and rubber bullets on demonstrators.

[See photos from Hong Kong’s biggest display of dissent in years.]

Officials say they believe that delaying the bill will reduce the risk of a young protester being seriously hurt or even killed in clashes with the police, then becoming a martyr in the eyes of the public. Dozens of protesters have already been injured, and video footage of riot police apparently using excessive force against unarmed demonstrators has deepened public anger in the city.

The government has been dismayed by early signs that mothers of young protesters, who held a candlelight vigil on Friday night, were starting to organize themselves. It is strongly averse to seeing the emergence of a group like the mothers of victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing in 1989, who have been active for decades.

Protesters’ messages near the Hong Kong Legislative Council building this week.CreditLam Yik Fei for The New York Times

City officials hope that delaying the bill will weaken the opposition by draining it of its momentum, without giving the appearance that the government was backing down entirely, according to the people familiar with the leaders’ thinking.

Asked several times by reporters at the Saturday news conference whether she would resign, as protesters have demanded, Mrs. Lam indicated that she had no plans to do so, saying she would continue her work and improve efforts to communicate with the public. The people familiar with the government’s thinking said officials in both Beijing and Hong Kong had dismissed the calls for Mrs. Lam’s resignation.

In statements issued by several official agencies, the Chinese government said it supported, respected and understood Mrs. Lam’s decision to shelve the bill.

Underlying opposition to the extradition bill is a growing fear that the freedoms that people in Hong Kong enjoy under the “one country, two systems” policy, put in place when the former British colony was returned to China in 1997, are rapidly shrinking.

Emily Lau, a former lawmaker and chairwoman of the city’s Democratic Party, said that she doubted the public would be quelled by the shelving of the bill.

“People are asking for the bill to be withdrawn; if you just delay it that means they can just resume the second reading whenever they like,” Ms. Lau said. She added that a suspension would simply result in another big turnout for the march on Sunday.

“There is always a sword hanging over our heads, and I don’t think the public will accept it,” she said.

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Rory McIlroy put himself in position to contend at the US Open (Image: GETTY)

Rory McIlroy finished day two at five under par and tied in fourth place, but it could have been so much better.

He now looks upwards on the leaderboard, four shots behind Gary Woodland, with 36 holes to play with Justin Rose in second place and Louis Oosthuizen in between.

McIlroy is joined by Aaron Wise on five under with Brooks Koepka ominously one shot further back on four under and T6th.

McIlroy moved to five under after a great first nine but lost his way momentarily with a bogey and double bogey on 13 and 14.

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He finished with two birdies on 15 and 16 before making par on the final two holes to end with a 69.

It leaves him in the mix but still reeling from the careless mistakes.

McIlroy said: “I had a few choices words with myself on the 15th tee. Called myself a couple of names.

“I’d done a lot of the hard work – three under through 12 and then to give that back in the space of two holes was disappointing.”

Rory McIlroy trails Gary Woodland by four shots at the halfway stage (Image: GETTY)

Rory McIlroy admits he was frustrated to fall back (Image: GETTY)

McIlroy added: “To bounce back and play the last four holes in two under par was nice. The bunker shot on 15 turned it all around.

“To make three there was big and then hit two good shots into 17 and didn’t make birdie at the last but to be in the position I am going into the weekend, I would have taken that at the start of the day.

“I’ve scrambled well the first two days. I’ve hit it well too, don’t feel like I’ve played poorly from tee to green.

“Confidence is good so if I stay smart, stay disciplined for 36 more holes I will have a chance.”

Woodland leads Rose by two going into Saturday’s round. The 35-year-old has never finished better than T6 at a Major, with T23 his best finish at a US Open.

Rose finished his one-under round still well clear in the lead before Woodland started dropping birdies.

But the Englishman is looking to get his hands on a second US Open and believes he’s perfectly positioned to do so.

Rose said: “This scenario is kind of opposite to the year I won.

“I must have worked really hard to get back to within one, because I got off to a poor start at Merion. And this week obviously I’ve gotten off to a great start.

“The situation could well be similar. There’s a few guys at 5-under par with their afternoon round to play. And the golf course still with a good round of golf is yielding some birdies.

“I’m not going to be far away. I might well be leading. But at this point there’s not a lot to worry about, if you’re one ahead, one behind, it’s a lot of golf to be played. But it’s the perfect spot after two days.”

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you know that the X-Men film series has ended on a down note. Not only was Dark Phoenix met with mostly negative reviews, but it opened to a dismal $ 33 million and has thus far only made $ 146.5 million worldwide off a reported $ 200 million budget.

While he acknowledged that there were a variety of factors that led to Dark Phoenix bombing at the box office, including the extensive reshoots, it being delayed several times and Fox being bought by Disney, director and writer Simon Kinberg ultimately takes responsibility for the movie flopping, saying:

Dark Phoenix’s failure is an even bigger deal when you consider that Simon Kinberg also wrote X-Men: The Last Stand, the first cinematic adaptation of The Dark Phoenix Saga which was also received negatively by fans. So twice now Kinberg has had a hand in adapting this storyline, and the second try, which also served as his directorial debut, was an even bigger bomb.

However, don’t think that means that means Simon Kinberg didn’t enjoy his Dark Phoenix experience, as he also said during his interview with KCRW’s The Business that he likes the movie and had an “amazing time” making it. Nevertheless, clearly most moviegoers didn’t feel the same way, so he’s willing to take the blame for the final product.

As for whether or not Dark Phoenix might have been more financially successful had it been able to keep on of its earlier release dates or if it had been marketed better once Fox was under the Disney banner, here’s what Simon Kinberg said on the matter:

Simon Kinberg also mentioned that he received an empathetic email from Deadpool director Tim Miller that said that people will come to look at Dark Phoenix differently as time passes. Another thing helping Kinberg get through this period is a conversation he had with director Ridley Scott, who informed him that of all the movies on his filmography, his favorite is G.I. Jane, which isn’t considered one of Ridley’s more well-regarded stories, but he nonetheless appreciated because it was “just a great process.”

Although The New Mutants is still scheduled to come out next year, Dark Phoenix marked the final chapter in the stories centered around Professor X, Magneto, Cyclops, Jean Grey and all the other main X-Men characters. There’s been no official announcement yet on what Marvel Studios intends to do with the property, but the expectation is that it will be rebooted years from now to fit within the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for any updates on what’s in store for the X-Men on film, but for now, you can look through our 2019 release schedule to plan your trips to the theater accordingly.

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VITAMIN B12 plays an essential role in the production of red blood cells, DNA and keeping the nerves healthy. Getting enough vitamin B12 is best gained through a diet rich in B12 foods and are best in animal products such as meat or cheese. Vegans are often vitamin B12 deficient due to its sources and if left untreated it could cause serious life-threatening health complications. The elderly, those taking long-term antacid drugs and people who are on the drug metformin for diabetes are also at major risk of having vitamin B12 deficiencies. Your tongue is a great way of telling you if you might be deficient from B12.

Having a tongue that is painful and with a beefy-red colour could be an indicator of B12 deficiencies.

The tongue may also swell up, known as glossitis, or it appears to be very smooth. Apart from the tongue, the mouth also holds keys to deficiencies and if you are getting mouth ulcers it’s normally a sign of deficiency.

Other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms include:

  • Extreme tiredness
  • Lack of energy
  • Muscle weakness
  • Disturbed vision
  • Psychological problems
  • Memory loss
  • Pale skin
  • Pins and needles feeling

Having a deficiency of vitamin B12 is common and present itself in various ways, making it difficult to identify however it is important to make sure you are getting enough of the B12 vitamin as the health benefits are essential to general good health.

The NHS said: “Vitamin B12 helps with important functions in the body, including keeping the nervous system healthy. 

“There are a number of problems that can lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency including pernicious anaemia that involves the immune system attacking healthy cells in the stomach, preventing the body to absorb vitamin B12 from the food you eat.

“This is one of the most common causes of vitamin B12 deficiency in the UK.”

There is also a link between depression and vitamin B12 deficiency. 

Doctor Marilyn Glenville said: “The B vitamins are essential in the production of the neurotransmitters which control mood and behaviour.

“It’s required as a co-enzyme in the production of serotonin. Low levels of both serum folate and B12 are associated with a greater risk of depression.”

Doctors recommend raising low levels of vitamin B12 by improving your diet or taking supplements.

For those who are unable to get the recommended amount of vitamin B12 in their foods, Holland and Barrett suggest using a supplement.

“It will help towards reducing tiredness and fatigue, as well as the normal function of your immune and nervous system,” they added.

 

Read more here: Daily Express :: Health Feed

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