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German luxury carmaker Porsche has already beaten its annual record for most cars sold.

12月 17th, 2012 · No Comments

It sold 128,978 cars worldwide in the 11 months to November - already beating the 118,868 sports cars sold in the whole of last year.

Porsche marketing and sales chief Bernhard Maier said that last month alone was up 39% on November 2011.

Demand came from China and the US, where there was 70% more demand for Porsches last month than in 2011.

The demand from other countries has picked up for slack demand in recession-hit Europe.

The result has been a 7.1% fall in car sales in Europe so far this year, with some southern European markets seeing sales slump by about a fifth, Inflatable Arches.

‘Squeezed middle’

Premium carmakers, such as Porsche and BMW, and budget manufacturers, such as Hyundai, are doing relatively well. But mid-market players - such as Ford and General Motors’ Opel and Vauxhall units - are having a torrid time, suffering falling sales, profits and market shares.

David Bailey, a professor of international business strategy and economics at Coventry University Business School, told the BBC that Porsche’s success was driven by “huge growth in emerging markets”.

“The premium producers are doing very well and the lower end is doing well too. What you have is a bit of a squeezed middle.”

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a powerful typhoon hits the southern Philippines.

12月 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Typhoon Bopha made landfall on Mindanao early on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts of 210 km/h.
The storm has caused widespread power cuts, travel disruption and flooding in areas at risk of landslides.
There were no immediate reports of casualties. Bopha comes a year after Typhoon Washi killed more than 1,500 people in the southern Philippines.
On Monday, President Benigno Aquino Inflatable Tunnels urged people in the typhoon’s path to take Bopha seriously.
“It could be the strongest to hit the country this year,” he said. “But we can minimize the damage and loss of lives if we help each other.”
The eye of the 600-km wide storm was moving west at 26 km/h and was expected to sweep over southern and central provinces before reaching the South China Sea on Thursday, forecasters said.
Many of those who died were sleeping as Typhoon Washi caused rivers to burst their banks, leading to landslides.
The Philippines is struck by several typhoons and tropical storms every year.

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Switzerland is the best place to be born in the world in 2013

12月 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

A new study produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit says American babies will have a dimmer future than those born in Hong Kong, Ireland and even Canada.
The EIU, a sister company of The Economist, Inflatable Cartoons attempted to measure how well countries will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in years to come.
People born in Switzerland will tend to be the happiest and have the best quality of life judged in terms of wealth, health and trust in public institutions, according to the analysis.
The Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark also all make the top five in a ‘quality-of-life’ index highlighting where it is best to be born next year.
In 1988, the US came top of a rank of 50 countries, though has not achieved the top spot since.
The index links the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys - how happy people say they are - to objective determinants of quality of life across countries.
One of the most important factors is being rich, but other factors come into play - including crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life.
In total, the index takes into account 11 indicators.
These include fixed factors such as geography, others that change slowly over time such as demography, social and cultural characteristics, and the state of the world economy.
The index also looks at income per head in 2030, which is roughly when children born in 2013 will reach adulthood.
Small economies dominate the top 10 countries, with Australia coming second and New Zealand and the Netherlands not too far behind.
Half of the top 10 countries are European, but only one, the Netherlands, is from the euro-zone.
The crisis-ridden south of Europe, including Greece, Portugal and Spain, lags behind despite the advantage of a favourable climate.
Interestingly, the largest European economies - Germany, France and Britain - do not do particularly well.
Nigeria has the unenviable title of being the worst country for a baby to enter the world in 2013.

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some companies have begun experimenting with treadmill desks.

12月 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

NPR’s Patti Neighmond made a transition to the treadmill by first converting her sitting desk into a standing desk. After getting acclimated to standing, she installed a “discreet” treadmill, minus handrails,Inflatable Sports below the standing desk.
“I’m into my second week now and walking at a pretty slow, casual pace, about 1.4 miles an hour,” Neighmond writes. “When I first started, I thought I’d simply hop on the treadmill and be off walking all day while working. But it turns out it’s really hard to walk, talk, think and concentrate.”
Last year, The New York Times reported on Salo, a Minnesota-based financial consulting company that tried a similar experiment with some of its employees. And so far, the results have been positive both for employee health and for the company’s financial bottom line: During the six months that Salo took part in a Mayo Clinic treadmill desk study, the firm experienced record earnings.
“Remarkable,” Salo director of operations Craig Dexheimer told NPR. “We didn’t even go to a gym. We just went to work!” Dexheimer says he has lost 25 pounds since switching to the treadmill desk.
You can buy a treadmill desk, which typically costs several hundred dollars. Or, if you’re in do-it-yourself mode, this website shows how to build your own treadmill desk for just $39, not including the cost of the treadmill.
Still, the doctor who headed up the Mayo Clinic study says you shouldn’t jump right into running a minimarathon each day at work.
“There’s a tendency to want to jump on the treadmill and walk for hours and hours a day,” Dr. James Levine told NPR. “Don’t do that. Certainly, at the absolute maximum, do half-hour on, half an hour off, for two to three hours a day.”


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Dutch authorities have decided to approve a motion abandoning a law under which it is a crime to insult God.

12月 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

A majority of parties in parliament said the blasphemy law was no longer relevant in the 21st Century.
The legislation, introduced in the 1930s, has not been invoked in the last half century,Inflatable Castles.
However, it still remains illegal under Dutch law to be disrespectful to police officers or to insult Queen Beatrix, the country’s monarch.
Freedom of speech is a much-cherished right in the liberal and traditionally tolerant Netherlands.
The BBC’s Anna Holligan, in The Hague, says that there was much debate about the issue after a Dutch court ruled that the far-right anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders should be allowed to criticise Islam, even if his outspoken opinions offended many Muslims.
In 2008, a coalition government decided against repealing the blasphemy law in order to maintain support from a conservative Christian political party.

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two car bomb explosions in a south-eastern district of Syria’s capital, Damascus

12月 1st, 2012 · No Comments

State media said “terrorists” were behind the blasts in Jaramana and broadcast pictures showing several charred vehicles and damaged buildings,Inflatable Slides.
The district is predominantly Druze and Christian, two communities which have so far not joined the uprising.
Earlier, there were clashes between security forces and rebels in Jaramana.
There has been fierce fighting in recent days in eastern parts of the countryside around Damascus, known as the Ghouta.
‘Suicide attacker’
Pro-government TV channel Addounia said the car bombs had exploded in Jaramana shortly after 06:40 local time.
“Terrorists blew up two car bombs filled with a large amount of explosives in the main square,” the official Sana news agency reported.
State television quoted a source at the interior ministry as saying that 34 people had died and 83 had been seriously injured.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based activist group, put the death toll at 47, including women and children. It said it had so far identified 38 of the victims and that the death toll would probably rise.
“Activists and residents in the town said most of the victims were killed when a suicide attacker blew up his car, just after an explosive device was used to blow up another car,” it added.
Two smaller bombs also exploded in Jaramana at around the same time as the attack, Sana said, adding that nobody was killed by them.
No group has said it was behind the bombings, and there was no immediately obvious military or government target, reports the BBC’s Jim Muir in Beirut.
“What do they want from Jaramana? The town brings together people from all over Syria and welcomes everybody,” one resident told the AFP news agency.
The population of Jaramana is mainly Christian and Druze, a heterodox offshoot of Islam. It is also home to many Palestinian and Iraqi refugees.
Few members of Syria’s minority groups have supported the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. They are fearful for their future if the country’s majority Sunni Muslim community chooses an Islamist leadership to replace decades of secular rule.
Supporters of the government in Jaramana and other Damascus suburbs have set up armed vigilante groups - known as Popular Committees - to prevent attacks such as Wednesday’s. On 29 October, 11 people were killed in a car bombing in Jaramana.

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New York has spent a day entirely without violent crime

11月 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The city police department’s chief spokesman said that Monday was the most bloodshed-free 24-hour period in recent history.
Not a single murder, shooting, stabbing or other incident of violent crime was reported for a whole day.
Despite a July spike in homicides, the city’s murder rate is on target to hit its lowest point since 1960.
Just a few months ago, residents were living through what one tabloid newspaper called the “summer of blood”.
Aggressive prevention tactics
Despite the fall in homicides, statistics point to a 3% overall rise in crime.
There has also been a 9% increase in larceny, which police blame on a surge in smartphone thefts.
But killings are now down 23% compared with last year, which represents a 50-year low.
There have been 366 murders so far this year in New York City, compared with 472 at this time last year.
Experts say such a low number of homicides is highly unusual for a US city of eight million people.
Gang-plagued Chicago, Illinois, has chalked up 462 murders this year, despite having a population of about 2.7 million people.
There have been 301 murders in 2012 in the city of Philadelphia, Inflatable Bouncers which has 1.5 million people.
Some experts are praising the New York police department’s aggressive crime-prevention tactics, notably the so-called Stop And Frisk policy, which has rooted out dozens of illegal guns.
But critics argue that it has led to hundreds of thousands of young blacks and Latinos being stopped without cause.

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Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who performed the world’s first successful human organ transplant, has died.

11月 27th, 2012 · No Comments

The Nobel prize winner passed away at the same Boston Hospital where, almost six decades ago, he performed the surgery that would transform medicine.
In December 1954, Dr Murray made history when he transplanted a kidney between identical twins.
He learned his craft during World War II, treating badly burned soldiers Inflatable Sports.
By performing skin grafts on troops, he realised the biggest obstacle in the procedure was the immune system’s rejection of foreign tissue.
Deeply religious
Working at Boston’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, he and colleagues managed to successfully transplant kidneys on dogs
Using the new surgical techniques, he took the healthy kidney of 23-year-old Ronald Herrick and transplanted it into his identical twin, Richard, who had kidney failure. Richard lived another eight years.
In 1962, with the arrival of drugs to suppress the immune response, he completed the first successful organ transplant from an unrelated donor.
His work led to hundreds of thousands of transplants in America alone and sparked an ongoing ethical debate.
Dr Murray was a deeply religious man. He told the Harvard University Gazette in 2001: “Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.”
He passed away on Monday at the facility - now called Brigham and Women’s Hospital - where he made medical history.
He had suffered a stroke on Thursday night at his suburban Boston home, hospital spokesman Tom Langford told the Associated Press.

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Most beautiful woman in China

11月 26th, 2012 · No Comments

July 13 - Chinese mainland actress Chen Hao has been chosen as the most beautiful woman in China in an online poll featuring more than one million voters, reports CRI.  

The actress shot to fame for her role in TV series “Pink Ladies”, which was adapted from Taiwan cartoonist Zhu Deyong’s comic book. Chen Hao played one of the leading roles in “Pink Ladies” as a sexy and adorable lady that manipulates the guys. The drama later turned out to be a super hit all across Asia’s Chinese community. 

Other identities in the top 10 included Yang Lan, a TV hostess and entrepreneur, Annie Yi, a Taiwan singer and actress, and Yu Dan, a professor and media scholar, says CRI. 

The poll began in April and initially featured 100 candidates from all circles of life. 

Voters then reduced the list to 50, based on criteria including their reputations, achievements, personalities and contributions to the society, the organizer said,Inflatable Balloons

Over one million people attended the online poll conducted on, the web site reported. The result was determined according to the public votes and the opinions of the jury team.

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Elderly people living in areas of high air pollution have brains that are ‘three years older’ as cognitive function is affected by air quality

11月 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Researchers found that elderly people did worse on thinking tests if they lived in areas with high levels of air pollution, compared to those in areas with relatively clean air.
The team from University of southern California presented their findings at the Gerontological Society of America’s annual scientific meeting, in San Diego,Inflatable Cartoons.
Postgraduate doctoral fellow Jennifer Ailshire conducted the analysis using data from the American Environmental Protection Agency and the Health and Retirement Study.
She said: “As a result of age-related declines in health and functioning, older adults are particularly vulnerable to the hazards of exposure to unhealthy air.
“Air pollution has been linked to increased cardiovascular and respiratory problems, and even premature death, in older populations, and there is emerging evidence that exposure to particulate air pollution may have adverse effects on brain health and functioning as well.”
The study of 14,793 men and women aged over 50 matched their results on cognitive tests to maps of air pollution.
The association even remained after accounting for several factors, including age, race/ethnicity, education, smoking behavior, and respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.
Every ten micrograms of fine particle air pollution found per cubic meter was linked to a drop of a third of a point in cognitive scores.
Areas of low air pollution had 4.1 micrograms per cubic meter and areas with the worst had 20.7 micrograms.
The difference was the equivalent of ageing three years, Ms Ailshire said.
This was because one year increase in age was linked to a drop in cognitive scores of just over a tenth of a point.

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