Author: The Bangor Aye

The Price of Football 2017 – Bangor City

The BBC have announced the results of the 2017 ‘Price of Football’ study which has found that the majority of ticket prices have been frozen or have fallen for a third year – however a poll of young adult football fans suggests the cost is still putting them off watching live football. BBC Sport asked more than 200 clubs across the United Kingdom for information on ticket prices and found almost two thirds of price categories have been reduced or remained the same across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Clubs were asked the cheapest and most expensive adult...

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Romania Under-21 Manager “We were made to train in a swamp”

Romania Under-21 manager Daniel Isaila has criticised the facilities and conditions his team experienced in Bangor, following the 0-0 draw with Wales at Bangor City’s stadium on Tuesday night. Isaila claimed his team were “made to train in a swamp” and that food was not provided and dirty rubbish bins were given instead of barrels of ice for recovery. He said all of these things created ‘a sort of tension’ which resulted in two of his players being sent off during the game. Isaila told Romanian sports television Digi Sport: “They were meant to wait for us with sandwiches...

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Nurses offer COPD screening at Morrisons Bangor

Nurse Practitioners from Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board were at Morrisons store in Bangor today, offering a simple and free screening test to determine whether or not a person is at risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The screening was arranged to coincide with worldwide COPD day, aimed at promoting awareness of the condition. Millions of people across the UK have COPD without knowing, often struggling with their symptoms and a lower quality of life, for many people the condition can progress quickly because they are not receiving treatment. A simple painless test called ‘Spirometry’ which takes less than five...

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Bangor Uni study shows exercise alone does not lead to weight loss in women

New research from Bangor University has shown that exercise training alone does not lead to weight loss in women. People often take up exercise because they want to lose weight, but sometimes get frustrated because their weight loss is less than they hoped for. Dr Hans-Peter Kubis, at Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences, designed a bias-free piece of research to see whether women lose weight through exercise alone. 4 and 8 week study The research group concealed the objective of the research from the participants, using spurious research objectives instead. Moreover, they excluded females who...

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Bangor University to develop synthetic Welsh language voice

Bangor University have announced a new project to provide a synthetic Welsh language voice for people who are in danger of losing their ability to speak. The Language Technologies Unit (LTU) at Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University, has won a grant of £20,000 to develop the programme, that will record the voices of people who are in danger of losing their ability to speak because of throat cancer or other health issue, and produce a synthetic naturally sounding version of their own voice. At present this service is only available to English speakers, but this will for the first time...

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