Immense Traffic Partly To Blame For...

A study suggests that those who live near and frequently travel in "busy roads" are likely to be at risk of dementia. According to a Canadian research...

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 Trump Escalates Diplomatic Row Wi...

US President -Elect Donald Trump said that if Beijing objects to his correspondence with Taiwan, "screw'em". Trump recently risked Chinese disappointm...

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How to Know If You’re Eligibl...

An employer is responsible for their employee's safety. Employers will use all necessary safeguards and proper equipment designed to ensure the perfor...

Kim Kardashian Feared for Life and ...

The famous mother-of-two and icon from Keeping Up With The Kardashians said she was tied to a bed and locked in her luxury bathroom as the men who ent...

Immense Traffic Partly To Blame For Increasing Dementia Numbers in Britain

A study suggests that those who live near and frequently travel in “busy roads” are likely to be at risk of dementia. According to a Canadian research team, about 10% of dementia cases are from people living 50m of traffic.

Named “The Study In The Lancet,” the researchers followed two million people in Ontario, Canada from 2001 to 2012. The country had 243,611 dementia cases during the time and researchers found that those living closest to major roads could likely suffer from dementia in the future. Public Health Ontario and part of the research team who conducted the study Dr Hong Chen said population growth and “urbanisation” is likely to blame.

He connected widespread exposure to traffic to growing rates of dementia. He said future research that would build upon the study could focus on the other aspects of traffic including air pollutants and noise and its effects on the human brain.

UK researchers said the study may need more verification and another type of method to narrow down its results but agrees the research data and results are “plausible.” According to UK National Institute for Health Research Director For Dementia Research Professor Martin Rossor, the research is important because it helps prove that small effects of traffic and greatly-populated cities can have public health implications.

According to Centre for Dementia Director at Nottingham University Professor Tom Dening, the findings were interesting and “provocative.” He said it is plausible that air pollution could be a contributing factor chemical-wise to increasing the risk of dementia.  The more people are exposed to air pollutants on a daily basis makes good logic on the risk associated with brain degeneration or deformity.

 Trump Escalates Diplomatic Row With China: ‘If China Doesn’t Like It, Screw ’em’

US President -Elect Donald Trump said that if Beijing objects to his correspondence with Taiwan, “screw’em”. Trump recently risked Chinese disappointment by talking to Taiwan’s President on the phone. Trump said “Taiwan is our ally” and “that is a country we have backed because they believe in freedom.”

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According to The Heritage Foundation Chief Economist Stephen Moore, Trump was correct to risk the disappointment and ire of China, it was time the US “stood against its bullies.” Trump’s stance will allow the US to assert itself in the East “just like Reagan did.”

The US President-Elect said in a statement “Too many namby-pamby people in the foreign policy shop are saying ‘Oh my gosh, we can’t do this, we might insult the Chinese.’ I don’t care if we insult the Chinese.”

Trump is also the first US president to speak through phone with a Taiwanese President or high official. Former President Ronald Reagan conversed with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen.

According to Obama Administration spokesman Josh Earnest, efforts from the White House have been made to reassure Chinese officials.

Donald Trump’s election win — along with several political upheavals in the last few days — signified the European populist movement’s advance. In Europe, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had resigned. Previously, the Brexit had showed anti-establishment sentiments in Britain.

How to Know If You’re Eligible For Accident At Work Claims

An employer is responsible for their employee’s safety. Employers will use all necessary safeguards and proper equipment designed to ensure the performance of a high-risk task. But despite all safeguards and pointers, accidents can and will happen at any time.

How can you know if you’re eligible for work accident claim? Here are three things to think about.

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Accident Types

If you suffered an inability work because of the following injuries due to the negligence of certain personnel or management, you are eligible for work accident compensation claim for the following:

Slip, trip or fall

  • Dangerous practices and procedures in the workplace
  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment
  • Dangerous machinery at work
  • Noxious environment or toxic substances
  • Falling object
  • Non-adherence to Health & Safety regulations
  • Negligence of co-workers
  • Insufficient or improper training
  • Assault at work
  • Accident while operating a forklift or crane
  • Faulty lifting and manual handling practices brought on by lack of training
  • Industrial injuries such as hand arm vibration syndrome or vibration white finger

The Total Compensation

Calculating your total accident compensation depends on the nature of your accident. If the accident injured you beyond capability to work, you can claim for loss of livelihood and ability. Lifestyle damages can also be included at this point.

Psychological damages, trauma and other after-effects of your accident also have corresponding compensation values that your employer or the personnel responsible for your injuries can provide.

Consultation

Employees and other individuals who had suffered a work accident injury should take advantage of free consultation provided by most work accident specialists such as www.accidentatworkclaims.co wherein they include a rough calculation of the compensation you could get from a possible claim.

A solicitor from these consultants can also handle the entire case for you especially if you lack a representative to aid you.

Kim Kardashian Feared for Life and Possibility of Rape During Robbery

The famous mother-of-two and icon from Keeping Up With The Kardashians said she was tied to a bed and locked in her luxury bathroom as the men who entered her apartment in Paris stole her jewellery and other properties costing about £3bn apiece.

Her apartment, just beside the Le Madeleine church in the city’s 8th arrondissement, was entered forcefully by robbers barreling up the stairs. She had her phone on her hands but it was snatched away before she could call for help.

Her friend Simone Harouche had called Kim’s bodyguard Pascual Duvier who was out with Kourtney and Kendall Jenner.

Kim screamed for her life as she was bound at the wrists and ankles with zip ties and duct tape.

The men, who entered the building after holding the concierge at gunpoint, also stole a jewelry box worth $6.7 million (€6 million/ £5.24 million) before escaping on rented bicycles available throughout the city.

Kim’s bodyguard, who managed to return to the apartment two minutes after the men escaped, was blasted for allowing the shocking security lapse while former guard Steve Stanulis suggested it was an inside job.

Kim soon left for the United States while her husband Kanye West met her at an airport in New York.

Labour Goes For “Interventionist Government”

Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell promises “Manufacturing Renaissance” because “the winds of globalisation are blowing against the belief in the free market.”

During his keynote speech to the party conference in Liverpool, the shadow chancellor said the post-Brexit “Manufacturing Renaissance” should be backed by a comprehensive industrial strategy that Labour oversees.

He stressed the fact that Globalisation’s “rules” are being “rewritten for us” as governments around the world move away from free market reliance in favour of intervention instead.

Labour is to commit itself to a multibillion pound pledge that would help make up any shortfalls in funding for deprived regions and communities due to the Brexit.

Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry is to say at her speech:

“For the period after, they have said nothing. That is not good enough. Without long-term certainty over funding, our most deprived regions and communities cannot plan ahead. They cannot attract other investment. They cannot make progress.

“So thanks to John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, we can guarantee that a future Labour government will make up any shortfall in structural funding into the 2020s and beyond. And the same will go for the funding of peace and reconciliation projects in Northern Ireland. The communities who stand to lose out most from Brexit must be looked after first.”

Female UK Students Becoming ‘Unhappier’ According to Study

Social media and the changing society is making female teenagers mostly unhappy according to a study of the Children’s Society’s Annual Report.

About 14% of female adolescents from 10 to 15 years old are unhappy. About 34% of them are unhappy with their appearance.

According to researchers, girls were often feeling ugly or worthless because they are told so in social media.

The figures for England, Wales and Scotland in 2013-14 shows that the unhappiness rate has increased from five years to now.

Meanwhile, the happiness rate of boys in England have remained stable.

Lucy Capron from the Children’s Society said “This isn’t something which can be explained away by hormones or just the natural course of growing up, actually this is something that we need to take seriously and we need to address.”

The proportion of girls reporting being worried about their looks rose from 30% for the period as a whole, to 34% in the year 2013-14 – while the proportion of boys unhappy with their appearance remained unchanged at 20%.

Natalia, 15, said: “Everywhere you look it’s like, celebrities: thin, blonde or – perfect teeth, perfect hair, perfect eyes, perfect eyebrows. And it’s just crazy and I just feel like I should look like that – even though I know it’s all like fake, or a lot of it is anyway.

“I have these days when I’m like, I don’t care what people think but then somebody will say something and it will just hit me again and I’ll feel worse but I don’t know, it’s hard to explain why it bothers me so much sometimes.”

Caitlyn, 12, said: “I am happy most of the time, but then when it comes to my friends going: ‘Ah I look really beautiful in this outfit’ and everything, I just feel like, no, I can’t do that – I can’t pull it off.

“When I’m obviously looking through my Facebook and looking at some of the posts, all you can see is pictures of celebrities and my friends looking beautiful in selfies and everything, and then there’s just me, like, I can’t get away from any of it.”

Bahamas Takes Over US In Spriting Gold

Bahamas has taken the gold in Sprinting for this year’s Olympics in an extraordinary fashion on Monday. Bahams’ Shaunae Miller has defeated United States Sprinter Allyson Felix, the latter securing the gold in 2012’s Olympics.

Ms Miller had started strong and had led the entire race. She was nearly overtaken by Allyson Felix in the final moments of the run. Just before the approach of the finish line, she crossed with her torso the finish line before Felix, leaving the former champion only the silver medal.

According to Ms Miller, her dive had cost her some burns and bruises. But it was all worth it after realising she had won the competition.

It was questionable indeed for some whether the dive was fair in the sprint. According to the Olympic rules, ‘the first athlete whose torso reaches the vertical plane of the closest edge of the finish line is the winner.

According to US Athlete Lolo Jones of Track and Field and Bobsledding, the technique of diving had been extensively used by numerous athletes. He defends that Shaunae Miller’s win is a fair and just one.

American Athlete Ryan Wilson competing in the 110 Hurdles on twitter, came on to say that “if Allyson had dove and won, everyone would be commending her heart.”

Fund Managers Believe London Will Lose Business Due To Brexit

Majority of investment industry executives believe the Brexit will harm the City of London and Europe-associated businesses would be the first to see the consequences. The possible pullout of businesses from the capital could mean damage to the rest of the country.

About 82% of fund managers believe the United Kingdom would become the Brexit’s ultimate loser. The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute indicates from their data that majority of fund managers are unconvinced of London’s industrial recovery.

The managers believe that about 69 per cent Frankfurt in Germany would handle the fallout. Ireland’s Dublin is also viewed as a beneficiary of the Brexit’s fallout.

The survey’s findings “make challenging reading for the financial services sector in the UK and for the policymakers that will work on the Brexit negotiations,” said Will Goodhart, chief executive of CFA UK, adding that sentiment among investment workers is “disturbing”.

“As we have seen in recent times, things can change rapidly, but as it stands a great deal of work will need to be done to maintain the City’s competitiveness as a global financial centre and to secure the broader economic benefits that flow from that.”

“While changes in the relative attractiveness of one financial centre over another will see some lose ground and others gain, those changes can be disruptive for clients and for investment management businesses,” said the CFA’s global president and chief executive Paul Smith.

Dubai Royalty Take Simple Tube Ride in London

The King and Prince of Dubai both travelled in the Tube. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rahsid Al Maktoum with the Crown Prince of Dubai Hamdan Bin Mohammed al-Maktoum took a photo of themselves travelling in the London Underground.

The two were wearing simple shirts and appeared to be London locals. The photo was shared in the prince’s Instagram account.

The Prince and his fater are both millionaires. Owning a huge portion of the UK’s property market with numerous homes in and around London, they also own the Longcross Estate in Surrey, which is worth about £75million.

The Prince has about 1.8 million followers worldwide.

People who recognised them in the Tube took photos of them and updated their own social media accounts as they witnessed the normal, simple appearance of the two royalties from Dubai.

Hamdan Bin Mohammed al-Maktoum graduated from Sandhurts and studied in the London School of Economics.

As a shift in Dubai politics, new ministers of “tolerance” and “happiness” during a cabinet shuffle signified the revolutionary changes to arrive in the Kingdom.

Pro-EU Protests Prop Up In The Streets of London

Pro-EU or anti-Brexit protesters have put up placards that declare in profanity many things that are Brexit.

“Un-Fuck My Future”, “No Brex Please, We’re British”, they read. Pictures of Whitney Houston with “I Will Always Love EU”, “Europe Innit” and “I wanna be deep inside EU”. “All EU Need Is Love”, “Fromage not Farage”, “Eton Mess” and, more seriously, “Science Needs EU”. “Hell no, we won’t go!” they shouted, rounding Piccadilly Circus.

Protesters had speakers Bob Geldof, Labour MP David Lammy and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron discuss Remain ideals and how the protests allow them to be real with themselves.

Bob Geldof said:

“Going online and tweeting your indignation is only venting into the ether. It achieves nothing. Come out. Take action among your friends, work colleagues and in your neighbourhoods. We need to individually organise ourselves. Organise those around us and do everything possible within our individual power to stop this country being totally destroyed.”

The younger generation – which made up majority of the protests – said they did not have a say in the matter.

“I’m here because I feel totally disenfranchised, hoodwinked and browbeaten into this political, financial and social suicide,” said Mark Riminton, a business consultant from Sussex, “and the only thing I can think of to do is go on a march.”

Lark Tester, an optometrist, had come from Cardiff – and drawn a heart and written “Peace, Love, EUnity” on the back of a pizza box to make her placard. “Even if we achieve nothing,” she said, “we will have shown our neighbours in Europe that we are not all for Brexit, and we love you.” But her mother-in-law, Tas Earl, insisted: “There is a point to this. We need to stress that it is not possible for them to go ahead with article 50 with just under half the country totally opposed to what they are doing.”