Thursday, March 26, 2009

Return of outsourced jobs not beneficial for US: Obama

In the midst of its worst recession in decades, President Barack Obama says it would be better to create new jobs that can't be outsourced instead of bringing back such low paying jobs from other countries.

"Not all of these jobs are going to come back," he told a questioner during an "Online Townhall" from the White House, who asked when would jobs outsourced to other countries come back and be made available to the unemployed workers in the US.

"And it probably wouldn't be good for our economy for a bunch of these jobs to come back because, frankly, there's no way that people could be getting paid a living wage on some of these jobs - at least in order to be competitive in an international setting."

The online meeting - a new take on President Franklin Roosevelt's fireside chats - was streamed on the Internet from

Mr. Obama said a lot of the outsourcing has to do with the fact that "our economy - if it's dependent on low-wage, low-skill labour, it's very hard to hang on to those jobs because there's always a country out there that pays lower wages than the US.

"And so we've got to go after the high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future," he said. "That's why it's so important to train our folks more effectively and that's why it's so important for us to find new industries - building solar panels or wind turbines or the new biofuel -that involve these higher-value, higher-skill, higher-paying jobs.

"So what we've got to do is create new jobs that can't be outsourced," Mr. Obama said.

The president also asked Americans "to be patient and persistent about job creation because I don't think that we've lost all the jobs we're going to lose in this recession."

"I don't want people to think that in one or two months suddenly we're going to see net job increases," he said striking a note of caution. "It's going to take some time for the steps that we've taken to filter in."

Other questions - some of which came from the live audience - focused primarily on health care, job loss, mortgage payments and energy.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Are u Eating Too Much Meat?

Eating meat has long been calculated of both wealth and health. But it turns out that a diet extremely rich in red and processed meats may be deadly, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine on Monday.

Americans spend $142 billion yearly on beef; chicken, pork, turkey and lamb at retail and food-service outlets, according to the market research firm Packaged Facts. Though from the 10-year observational study of extra than 545,000 people, they should possibly spend significantly less.

The study, whose participants were aged 50 to 71, found that 11% and 16% of deaths in men and women, correspondingly, would have been less possible with diminished red meat intake. More than 70,000 participants died between 1995 and 2005.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Night shifts working Women’s spark cancer pay-out

The Danish government has begun paying compensation to women who have developed breast cancer after long spells working nights. It follows a ruling by a United Nations agency that night shifts probably increase the risk of developing cancer. BBC Radio Scotland's The Investigation has been hearing from experts and union leaders in Scotland who said the UK government should be doing more to tackle the dangers. For years there has been growing evidence that night shifts are bad for you.

Among the symptoms: disturbed sleep, fatigue, digestive problems and a greater risk of accidents at work. But these are the first government payments to women who have developed breast cancer after long spells on the night shift. Ulla Mahnkopf is one of those who have been compensated. Long hours, She spent 30 years as a flight attendant for the big Scandinavian airline SAS. Long hours and disturbed working patterns came with the territory. Then she developed breast cancer.

"It was awful telling my kids that, telling them what we were facing," she told me. "It's not just the surgery but all the thoughts - do I survive this? I had bilateral cancer so not just one breast, two breasts." At first she did not make the connection between her cancer and night working. She said: "I had no idea.” But when you think back now I can see that when I stopped flying it was like coming out of a shell, I had been living in there because of jet lag and I can see now I had a totally different life."

So far almost 40 Danish women have won compensation. Not every case was successful: women who had a family history of breast cancer were among the ones whose claims were rejected. The Danish authorities acted following a finding by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the UN's World Health Organisation.

Night working now sits just one rung below that: a probable cause of cancer. Dr Vincent Cogliano of the IARC said they reached their conclusion after looking at a wide number of studies of both humans and animals. He said there was evidence to support the hypothesis that alterations in sleep patterns could suppress the production of melatonin in the body. "Melatonin has some beneficial effects in preventing some of the steps leading to cancer," he said. "The level of evidence is really no different than it might be for an industrial chemical." Here in the UK unions estimate about 20% of the national workforce is involved in night shifts.

Margaret Ann Hancock from Edinburgh was like many parents who take on the night shift: she needed the extra money and had a young family to care for. When she started work at the former Leith Hospital in the 1980s, her shift pattern allowed her to take her three children to nursery when she got home, sleeping just a few hours before picking them up again.

At the time, she said, tiredness and disrupted meals seemed a reasonable price to pay: "I felt like I battled time continually.” There’s only so much you can get done in a day. "And because I did split nights, I often wasn't sleeping until the following day. My sleeping patterns, even now, my eating patterns - that side of it is still with me." It was during her time at Leith hospital that she developed breast cancer, undergoing a lumpectomy, radium treatment and chemotherapy. At the time, she said she would never have dreamt that there could have been a connection between her disease and her night work.

But now that she knows it is a possibility, as a breast cancer survivor, she has a clear message for other women who may find themselves in her position: "You should have a choice whether or not to do nights.” If I knew then what I know would be better, if there is an alternative. "Because if it's risking your health, there's nothing worth that." Professor Andrew Watterson, an occupational health specialist at Stirling University, said we are far behind Scandinavia in recognising the dangers. "I think we can say there is a big public health problem here," he said.

"The evidence has been good over a long period of time about cardiovascular disease and night work, gastro-intestinal problems and nights.” Work indicates there may be risks in terms of low birth-weight babies and longer pregnancies for women. "We don't tend to identify the damage being done where shift working is prevalent and I think that's an error. The damage is there but we don't see it and we don't count it."

"The HSE has been very on the ball in this area and has commissioned a very eminent epidemiologist to examine the risk of working at night and whether there is any link to breast cancer. This report will be completed in 2011." But assistant general secretary of the Scottish TUC, Ian Tasker, thinks the UK is lagging behind.

Greater awareness
"I don't think we have enough evidence to say they're not," he said. "But we have a feeling that perhaps employers are taking the opportunity to ensure these health checks are not carried out or, if they are, it's very much a tick-box approach to it." In the meantime unions are calling for a greater awareness of the dangers of night shifts. She said she would have given up her job if she had known the dangers."I wouldn't have been flying for that many years, definitely not. Because it's cancer you can die from. So I would like to stay alive."

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Monday, March 9, 2009

25 Top Tips for A Improve Your Life


Friends I really want to share these things with u all
I hope u will surely gotta benefit

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you

walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the

following statement, "My purpose is to __________


4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and

eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat

blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds &


6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy

vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or

things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy

in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and

dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge


9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else


12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to


13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the


14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no

idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:

"In five years, will this even matter?"

17. Forgive everyone...for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your


19. G-D heals EVERYTHING, in HIS time.

20. However good or bad a situation will




22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you


23. Each night before you go to bed complete the

following statements: I am thankful for __________.

Today I accomplished _________ .

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. Please Forward this to everyone you care about.

I Love These Tips, I Hope U too the same...

Monday, March 2, 2009

More Indians find 'better' career options at home than in US

New York, Uncle Sam's land may not be as good-looking a destination as widely believed, as a survey shows that many Indian immigrants found professional and career prospects far better in their home country than in the US. Besides, in several cases, superior career avenues back home influenced their decision to return. The study conducted by Harvard professor Vivek Wadhwa surveyed highly-skilled immigrants, who had worked or received their education in the US and later returned to their home countries.

"Respondents strongly indicated that they felt that professional and career opportunities at home were greater to those in the US. Eighty four per cent of Chinese and 68.7 per cent of Indian respondents stated that better professional opportunities were strong factors in their decision to return home," the study titled 'America's loss is the world's gain: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs. The survey, which covered 1,203 Indian and Chinese immigrants, exposed that better career opportunities was the reason for more than 63 per cent of the Indians to come back to India.