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Mexican President Felipe Calderon has sent a bill to congress to change the official name of the country.

11月 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

The current name, the United States of Mexico, was adopted in 1824 and was intended to emulate its northern neighbour.
President Calderon wants to change it to just Mexico, as the country is known the world over.
Mr Calderon, who leaves office on 1 December, said Mexico no longer needed to copy any foreign power.
“The name of our country no longer needs to emulate that of other nations,” Mr Calderon told a news conference.
“Forgive me for the expression, but Mexico’s name is Mexico.”
The name United States of Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) was brought in after independence from Spain.
It is used mostly on official documents, money and other government material.
Mr Calderon first suggested the name change as a congressman in 2003, but the bill did not make it to a vote.
The BBC’s Will Grant in Mexico says if the reaction on Twitter is anything to go by few Mexicans see this as a serious issue.
Suggestions flooded in for a new name for Mexico, Inflatable Air Dancers many of them mocking Mr Calderon, such as “Fraud-land” in reference to widespread corruption, our correspondent says.
The constitutional reform Mr Calderon proposes needs to be approved by both houses of Congress and a majority of Mexico’s 31 state legislatures.
Coming with just a week to go before Mr Calderon leaves office, the president’s critics see this as a symbolic gesture.
Mr Calderon will hand over to president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

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Computer-maker Dell has seen its quarterly profit fall by 47%

11月 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

The US group made a net profit of $475m in July to September, compared with $893m a year earlier.
Dell’s consumer revenues fell 23% to $2.5bn, while those from sales to big corporations declined by 8% to $4.2bn.
The company, the world’s third-largest maker of personal computers, saw overall revenues dip 11%.
Despite the poor results, Dell said it was more confident about the October to December period, which includes Christmas sales.
It expects group-wide revenues to rise by as much as 5% in the last three months of the year, despite the continuing “challenging” global economic environment Inflatable Christmas.
It is also struggling to compete with Asian rivals such as Lenovo and is focusing on selling products and services to businesses rather than individuals.
But the state of the economy means that many customers are delaying making big purchases.
“It’s not clear what’s going to cause them to increase their spending in the short term, given the uncertainty in the economy,” said Dell’s chief financial officer Brian Gladden.
But he added that the launch of Windows 8 was improving demand in the consumer market.

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Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2011

11月 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

In its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin released on Tuesday, the organisation said that carbon dioxide levels reached 391 parts per million in 2011.
The report estimates that carbon dioxide accounts for 85% of the “radiative forcing” that leads to global temperature rises.
Other potent greenhouse gases such as methane also reached record highs, Inflatable Bouncers.
The carbon dioxide levels appear to have been rising at a level of two parts per million each year for the last 10 years - with the latest measure being 40% higher than those at the start of the industrial revolution.
The WMO estimates that 375 billion tonnes of carbon have been released into the atmosphere since 1750, and that about half of that amount is still present in the atmosphere.
“These billions of tonnes of additional carbon dioxide in our atmosphere will remain there for centuries, causing our planet to warm further and impacting on all aspects of life on Earth,” said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.
“Future emissions will only compound the situation.”
US weather agency the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) contributed to the bulletin with their Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, which indicated that between 1990 and 2011, carbon dioxide’s role in the radiative forcing that leads to warming had increased by 30%.
Levels of methane, a more potent greenhouse gas, hit a new record at 1,813 parts per billion - more than two-and-a-half times the pre-industrial level.
Concentrations of nitrous oxide, estimated to be nearly 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, rose slightly to a record 324 parts per billion.
Mr Jarraud pointed out that until now, “carbon sinks” such as the oceans had reclaimed half of all atmospheric carbon dioxide, but that pattern would not necessarily continue.
“We have already seen that the oceans are becoming more acidic as a result of the carbon dioxide uptake, with potential repercussions for the underwater food chain and coral reefs,” he said.
“There are many additional interactions between greenhouse gases, Earth’s biosphere and oceans, and we need to boost our monitoring capability and scientific knowledge in order to better understand these.”

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Australia has created the world’s largest network of marine reserves

11月 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Over 2.3 million sq km (0.9 million sq miles) of sea, Inflatable Water Games made up of five zones, have been formally protected by law from over-fishing and oil exploration.
Environment Minister Tony Burke called it a historic moment for ocean conservation.
However fishing lobby groups opposed the move, saying it will damage the multi-million dollar industry.
The network of reserves was announced by the Australian government in June, and became formally proclaimed under national environmental law on Friday.
The newly-declared reserves are an addition to existing protected zones around Australia, taking the overall size of the marine reserves network to 3.1 million sq km (1.2 million sq miles).
‘World leader’
Mr Burke said the reserves represented a major achievement for the long-term conservation of Australia’s oceans.
“Australia is home to some incredible marine environments including the Perth Canyon in the south-west and the stunning reefs of the Coral Sea, and this announcement cements Australia’s position as a world leader on environmental protection,” he said.
The sea around Australia is home to sharks and tuna,isolated tropical reefs and deep sea canyon.
Mr Burke also announced 100m Australian Dollars ($103m; £65m) set aside for compensating fishing businesses affected by the move. However, he said “this entire project has an impact of less than 1% of the total value of production for our wild catch fisheries.”
Fishing groups have criticised the cap, saying that the allocation did not go far enough, and that people in the industry would be put out of business.
The Australian Marine Alliance said that 36,000 jobs would be lost and the cost of seafood imports would soar, news agency AFP reported.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott said that he supported environment protection, but was concerned that there had not been sufficient consultation, or strong scientific evidence for the reserve.
Conservation groups welcomed the new laws, but said that there was more work to be done to protect Australia’s oceans.

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Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

11月 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast.

It is not yet clear whether the Confederation of African Football will take further action against Senegal.
The match in Dakar was called off after 74 minutes, Inflatable Sports with Ivory Coast 2-0 up on the night and 6-2 ahead on aggregate.
Caf has officially confirmed the result as a 2-0 win for Ivory Coast, sending them through to next year’s tournament.
Senegal manager Ferdinand Coly said on Sunday that “Senegal will accept the sanctions”. He also apologised to Ivory Coast.
Trouble flared after striker Didier Drogba scored his side’s second goal from the penalty spot.
Visiting supporters were forced to leap down on to the pitch to escape as violence erupted, with home fans throwing missiles, stones, bottles and firecrackers.
Ivorian players took refuge in the centre circle while the security forces used tear gas to disperse the rioting fans.
The match was suspended for 40 minutes while police tried to restore order but the referee was forced to call off the second-leg, final-round qualifier.
Caf says its decision to ban Senegal is in accordance with the provisions of article 16 paragraph 20 of their regulations of the competition, which states:
“If the referee is forced to stop the match before the end of the regular time because of invasion of the field or aggression against the visiting team, the host team shall be considered loser and shall be eliminated from the competition, without prejudice to the sanctions existing in the regulations.”
Ivory Coast had already been included in Monday’s seedings draw for the 2013 Nations Cup , which will be held in South Africa between 19 January and 10 February.

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A pay rise only leads to short-term satisfaction

11月 15th, 2012 · No Comments

However workers who are happy with their pay are less likely to have work and family conflicts, according to researchers.
Scientists say how much a worker actually earns is just as important as how satisfied they are with their pay in determining their happiness,Inflatable Balloons.
Professor Amit Kramer, of the University of Illinois, said: ‘Pay, as you might expect, is a relative thing.
‘I think most people would agree that a certain level of pay that allows you to meet your needs is critical. However, beyond that level, relative pay becomes an issue and with it, perception of pay or pay satisfaction.’
But once workers achieve a sufficient level of pay, they shift their focus from what their pay allows them to do to other focal points - such as how much their colleagues earn.
Professor Kramer explained: ‘It becomes ‘my pay’ compared to others; ‘my pay’ compared to the effort I invest; ‘my pay’ compared to the things I give up and miss in life for the opportunity cost of working.
And the study reveals the effect of a pay rise on pay satisfaction only has a moderate relationship that does not last very long.
As an example, when employees change jobs, they re-evaluate their pay and are more likely to change their pay satisfaction, not necessarily because they get a raise, but because of the social aspect of pay.
And even workers who earn a lot have high levels of family-work conflict because they also perceive inequality among colleagues.
Professor Kramer said: ‘If employees perceive work as a sacrifice they have to make, then the work environment itself is not ideal.’
He believes employers should understand the sacrifices their workers make and offer different work arrangements and policies to compensate.


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New Jersey have again lost power as a winter storm hit

11月 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Some people were again forced to leave their homes and public transport was affected.
Winds gusted at up to 60mph (100km/h) bringing down trees and power lines.
New Jersey state governor Chris Christie said: “I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next.”
Power companies in the two states report more than 100,000 customers suffered power outages. Some 650,000 buildings were already without power one week after storm Sandy struck, killing more than 100 people.
But the damage from the latest storm, Inflatable Water Games a northeaster, was less than had been feared.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said low-lying areas had not been flooded at high tide on Wednesday afternoon.
Beaches closed
But Mr Bloomberg said he was still concerned about the security of those areas where flood defences had not yet been repaired.
He had closed parks and beaches and temporarily halted outdoor construction.
But he said there was no need for mandatory evacuations because the storm was not expected to be as strong as Sandy.
Long Island resident Rudi Schlachter, who was forced to move her family to the upper floors of their home due to severe flooding last week, said she was evacuating the area altogether now.
“All you need is a gale of wind driving a piece of wood into somebody’s window,” she said. “We’re leaving; I don’t want my kids to see the water again.”
President Obama spoke to the governor of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, with the discussions focussed on the continuing fuel shortages in the region.
Major airlines cancelled flights in and out of New York and New Jersey ahead of the storm.
So far 95,000 people have registered for emergency housing assistance in New York and New Jersey after Sandy, according to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency. It added that it was ready to deploy additional resources if needed.

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biting nails is obsessive

11月 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Medical experts are now taking a closer look at the addiction and have decided to change its classification from a mere habit to a full-fledged obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The American Psychiatric Association is preparing to change the designation of nail biting from ‘not otherwise classified,’ to ‘obsessive compulsive disorder’ in its upcoming issue of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, NBC News reported.
Habits that are commonly associated with OCD include repetitive hand-washing and hair-pulling, Inflatable Arches. The disease is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to such repetitive behaviors.
The occasional chewed nail isn’t an indication of the disorder, medical experts assure.
‘As with hair pulling and skin picking, nail biting isn’t a disorder unless it is impairing, distressing, and meets a certain clinical level of severity,’ Carol Mathews, M.D., a psychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco, told NBC News.
‘That is not the vast majority of nail bitters,’ she said.
Nail chewing is considered severe when the habit becomes destructive – when it impairs use of the hands or leads to repeated infections.
Sometimes a nail-biter’s hands and fingers can become infected, but more often, the habit leads to an increased risk of contracting colds and other illnesses because it encourages the spread of germs from the nails to the lips and mouth.
Nail biters looking to quit their addiction may find they are less inclined to stick their fingers in their mouths if they put lemon juice or hot sauce on their digits.
Former nail biters who quit the habit said it also helps to wrap nails in tape or Band-Aids and to keep their hands well-manicured.

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Trendy Susan Boyle

11月 8th, 2012 · No Comments

The ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ singer says fashion plays a big part in her life and she loves getting her hair and make-up done to make her feel glamorous.

She said: “I’m borderline trendy, really. I’ve always worn frocks, but I’d like to wear a suit if I could. Yes, I love dressing up and having my hair and nails done. I’m a woman.”

Susan - who shot to worldwide fame when she auditioned for UK TV Giant Inflatables show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2009 - also says she likes to show off her fun personality when’s she’s in public, while remaining shy in private.

She told Britain’s Hello! magazine: “I’m a bit of a show-off, a bit outrageous and enjoy making people laugh. That’s the public Susan. The private me is shy. I like the split between my two lives. I keep myself grounded by switching off as soon as I get home. But I’m not a diva; my parents taught me manners.”

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Women who stop smoking by the age of 40,enjoying up to ten more years of life

11月 7th, 2012 · No Comments

The study of 1.3 million women found that quitting smoking by the age of 30 allowed women to avoid up to 97 percent of the extra risk of premature death.
The results, which are published in The Lancet medical journal, showed that lifelong smokers died a decade earlier than those who did not smoke at all.
Those who stopped at thirty lost an average of a month of life and if they stopped at 40 they died a year younger.
Most of the increased death rate resulted from smoking-related diseases such as lung cancer, chronic lung disease, heart disease or stroke.
The risk rose steeply with the quantity of tobacco smoked, but even light smokers who puffed fewer than 10 cigarettes a day doubled their likelihood of dying.
The authors of the Million Women Study wrote: “Smokers lose at least 10 years of lifespan. Although the hazards of smoking until age 40 years and then stopping are substantial, the hazards of continuing are 10 times greater.”
Women aged 50 to 65 were enrolled into the study, designed to investigate links between health and lifestyle, from 1996 to 2001.
Participants completed a questionnaire about living habits,Playing Inflatable Tunnels medical and social factors and were re-surveyed three years later. Women were monitored for a total of 12 years on average, during which there were 66,000 deaths.
Initially, 20% of the women were smokers, 28% were ex-smokers, and 52% had never smoked.
Those who still smoked at the three year re-survey were almost three times more likely than non-smokers to die over the next nine years.
Both the hazards of smoking and the benefits of quitting were greater than previous studies had suggested, said the researchers.
Professor Sir Richard Peto, one of the co-authors at Oxford University, said: “If women smoke like men, they die like men - but, whether they are men or women, smokers who stop before reaching middle age will on average gain about an extra 10 years of life.”
He added: “Both in the UK and in the USA, women born around 1940 were the first generation in which many smoked substantial numbers of cigarettes throughout adult life.
“Hence, only in the 21st century could we observe directly the full effects of prolonged smoking, and of prolonged cessation, on premature mortality among women.”
Professor Rachel Huxley, from the University of Minnesota, said: “In most of Europe and the USA, the popularity of smoking among young women reached its peak in the 1960s, decades later than for men.
“Hence, previous studies have underestimated the full eventual impact of smoking on mortality in women, simply because of the lengthy time lag between smoking uptake by young women and disease onset in middle and old age.”

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