Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales gain 11 per cent in May

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 19, 2017 6:51 am MDT Last Updated Jul 19, 2017 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Canadian manufacturing sales came in better than expected for May, climbing 1.1 per cent to $54.6 billion.Statistics Canada says it was the third consecutive month to see an increase as gains were led by the transportation equipment and chemical manufacturing industries.Economists had expected a gain of 0.8 per cent for the month, according to Thomson Reuters.However, the better-than-expected increase for May came as Statistics Canada revised its figure for April to show an increase of 0.4 per cent compared with its initial reading of 1.1 per cent.Sales in May were up in 16 of 21 industries, representing 71 per cent of the manufacturing sector.The transportation equipment industry saw sales rise 4.2 per cent to $11.5 billion boosted by the motor vehicle and the motor vehicle parts industries. Chemical manufacturing sales climbed 2.4 per cent to $4.4 billion.In constant dollars, overall sales were up 1.1 per cent, indicating that higher volumes of manufactured goods were sold in May. Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales gain 1.1 per cent in May read more

Men lose interest in sex during longterm relationships before women study finds

Men are the first to lose interest in sex during long-term relationships, a study has found.Men are put off of sex because they feel insecure and because they worry about losing their freedom within a relationship.An analysis of 64 studies on sexual desire conducted since the 1950s found that men also have unrealistic expectations of their appetite and their bodies as they get older.The study said that there are “clear assumptions in our culture that women have lower sexual desire than men” – but this isn’t always the case.The University of Kentucky study found that unlike women, men often lose interest in sex when they are unhappy or insecure. Previous studies have shown that one in three women experience a drop off in sexual interest, compared to one in five men. The research, published in the Journal of Sex Research, said men expect their appetite to stay at the same level and grow frustrated when it dips. They also feel pressure to always be ready for sex, and think they should always be the ones to initiate it.There may be physical issues as well like depression, mood disorders and erectile dysfunction. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Kristen Mark, associate professor of health promotion and director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab at the University of Kentucky and lead author of the study, said: ” We expect male desire to always be high and to be simple, like an on and off switch, while we expect women’s desire to be a complicated switchboard, but they are both complex.” read more