>Sedentary lifestyle in UK
A new research shows that 70% of people in the UK lead a 'completely sedentary lifestyle', spending more than 11 hours of the waking day either sitting or lying down.
Stoke-on-Trent tops the list as the most laid-back location, with 81% in the West Midlands city spending most of the day either on the sofa or lying in bed.
Cambridge and Edinburgh are in joint second place, while Birmingham and London make up the top five least active cities, according to the poll.
Overall, 69% lead a completely sedentary lifestyle, spending an average of 11 hours and 12 minutes sitting or lying down during the daytime.
The study of 2,000 adults found this inactivity is harming health – with 42% saying their lifestyle leaves them feeling exhausted, 39% struggling with insomnia and 37% suffering anxiety.
>Sarkozy sentenced to 3 years
A French court on Monday convicted former president Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of corruption and influence peddling and handed him a three-year prison sentence, including two years suspended.
Magistrates in a Paris court found Sarkozy guilty of proposing a prestigious job in Monaco to a prosecutor in exchange for tip-offs on an inquiry into allegations that he had exploited the mental frailty of the late L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt, to enjoy donations in cash to finance his 2007 presidential campaign.
Sarkozy's lawyer Thierry Herzog and former magistrate Gilbert Azibert were sentenced to the same penalty on charges of corruption.
Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012, has 10 days to appeal the ruling.
>Hurun Global Rich List 2021
<胡润全球富豪榜> 发布 胡润全球富豪榜>
A total of 3,228 entrepreneurs with a personal fortune of at least $1 billion entered the Hurun Global Rich List 2021, 412 more than in the previous year.
根据最新发布的《2021胡润全球富豪榜》，全球新增 412 位十亿美金企业家，总数达到 3228 人。
Tesla CEO Elon Musk became the richest person in the world this year by adding $151 billion to his personal wealth, to take the total to $197 billion.
And 256 entrepreneurs from China entered the billionaire's club. China became the first country in the world to have 1,000plus dollar-billionaires, with 1,056, surpassing the combined number of the next three countries on the list: the United States, India and Germany.
Zhong Shanshan, founder of the bottled water company Nongfu Spring, was one of the richest men in the world this year, with a personal wealth of $85 billion.
Pony Ma, founder, chairman and chief executive of technology giant Tencent, saw his fortune grow by $30 billion to $74 billion this year, making him the second-richest Chinese entrepreneur.
Huang Zheng, founder of Pinduoduo, became the third-richest Chinese, with a personal wealth of $69 billion.
>1 in 4 to have hearing problems
Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization's (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, released Tuesday. At least 700 million of these people will require access to ear and hearing care and other rehabilitation services unless action is taken.
The report, launched ahead of World Hearing Day on March 3, underlines the need to rapidly step up efforts to prevent and address hearing loss by investing and expanding access to ear and hearing care services.
Investment in ear and hearing care has been shown to be cost-effective: WHO calculates that governments can expect a return of nearly $16 for every $1 invested.
In children, almost 60% of hearing loss can be prevented through measures such as immunization for prevention of rubella and meningitis, improved maternal and neonatal care, and screening for, and early management of, otitis media - inflammatory diseases of the middle ear.
In adults, noise control, safe listening and surveillance of ototoxic medicines, together with good ear hygiene, can help maintain good hearing and reduce the potential for hearing loss.
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