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Reports suggests 500 lives a year could be saved ‘if London had Danish levels …

The World Health Organisation said that an estimated 542 premature deaths from pollution and road collisions would be avoided if 26 per cent of journeys were made by bike, the rate in the Danish capital.

At present, only three per cent of journeys in London are by bicycle.

As part of a “call to action” across Europe, WHO researchers forecast that 8,196 jobs would be created in London if it could dramatically increase its cycling rate.

The report’s release follows public health chiefs in Britain admitting last week that an estimated 3,389 Londoners die prematurely every year as a result of air pollution. In 2012, 659 cyclists were seriously injured in London and there were 14 deaths.

The health organisation said about 76,600 jobs would be created and 10,000 lives saved every year in Europe if cycling rates in major cities rose to match those in Copenhagen.

Today’s Unlocking New Opportunities report was compiled with Oxford university and released to coincide with a three-day conference in Paris on transport, health and the environment.

Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, urged countries to agree a “Paris declaration”, committing to investing in green transport.

“The pay-offs from these investments are enormous and include new jobs and healthier people from more physical activity, fewer road traffic injuries, less noise and better air quality,” she said.

The organisation said that air pollution in Europe caused mainly by traffic leads to almost 500,000 deaths a year, while road collisions result in 90,000 premature deaths.

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500 lives a year could be saved ‘if we had Danish levels of cycling’

The World Health Organisation said that an estimated 542 premature deaths from pollution and road collisions would be avoided if 26 per cent of journeys were made by bike, the rate in the Danish capital.

At present, only three per cent of journeys in London are by bicycle.

As part of a “call to action” across Europe, WHO researchers forecast that 8,196 jobs would be created in London if it could dramatically increase its cycling rate.

The report’s release follows public health chiefs in Britain admitting last week that an estimated 3,389 Londoners die prematurely every year as a result of air pollution. In 2012, 659 cyclists were seriously injured in London and there were 14 deaths.

The health organisation said about 76,600 jobs would be created and 10,000 lives saved every year in Europe if cycling rates in major cities rose to match those in Copenhagen.

Today’s Unlocking New Opportunities report was compiled with Oxford university and released to coincide with a three-day conference in Paris on transport, health and the environment.

Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, urged countries to agree a “Paris declaration”, committing to investing in green transport.

“The pay-offs from these investments are enormous and include new jobs and healthier people from more physical activity, fewer road traffic injuries, less noise and better air quality,” she said.

The organisation said that air pollution in Europe caused mainly by traffic leads to almost 500,000 deaths a year, while road collisions result in 90,000 premature deaths.

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500 lives a year could be saved ‘if London had Danish levels of cycling’

The World Health Organisation said that an estimated 542 premature deaths from pollution and road collisions would be avoided if 26 per cent of journeys were made by bike, the rate in the Danish capital.

At present, only three per cent of journeys in London are by bicycle.

As part of a “call to action” across Europe, WHO researchers forecast that 8,196 jobs would be created in London if it could dramatically increase its cycling rate.

The report’s release follows public health chiefs in Britain admitting last week that an estimated 3,389 Londoners die prematurely every year as a result of air pollution. In 2012, 659 cyclists were seriously injured in London and there were 14 deaths.

The health organisation said about 76,600 jobs would be created and 10,000 lives saved every year in Europe if cycling rates in major cities rose to match those in Copenhagen.

Today’s Unlocking New Opportunities report was compiled with Oxford university and released to coincide with a three-day conference in Paris on transport, health and the environment.

Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, urged countries to agree a “Paris declaration”, committing to investing in green transport.

“The pay-offs from these investments are enormous and include new jobs and healthier people from more physical activity, fewer road traffic injuries, less noise and better air quality,” she said.

The organisation said that air pollution in Europe caused mainly by traffic leads to almost 500,000 deaths a year, while road collisions result in 90,000 premature deaths.

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10 of the world’s best active holidays

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Top Trade Idea for April 14th, 2014 – EUR/CAD

Aspen TradingWhile there continue to be mixed signals in the forex market in terms of correlations, there still exist basic technical set-ups.  EUR/CAD being one to consider.

EUR/CAD is likely to run into resistance into the 1.5150 area where short positions make sense.  Stops are tight, just above 1.5184 and a downside target of 1.5080

Trade 14

 

About Dave Floyd, Founder AspenTrading.com – Head of Research Trading 

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If he lived anywhere but Central Oregon, where the trails of the Cascades mingle with the warm sunshine and fresh air of the high desert, Dave Floyd would probably be one of those guys who lives and breathes trading and analysis 24/7. And he’d be about as boring as a cricket match. But fortunately for his clients, not to mention his wife and son, he found IT possible to manage Aspen Trading from anywhere in the world, and chose Bend back in 2004.

A native of Lancaster, Massachusetts, Dave earned a BS in Economics from Northeastern University in Boston in 1991 and landed his first gig in the trading industry in 1993 when he joined the fixed income FX desk of Standard Chartered Bank. The following year, his focus shifted to equities, and he spent the next eight years trading on a proprietary equities desk. In 2002, Dave decided it was time to go maverick and start his own niche FX firm; and the seeds for Aspen Trading Group were planted. Since then, Aspen has grown from a pure prop trading firm into a provider of expert FX research and analytics to both institutional and retail clients worldwide. Dave’s two decades of expertise in technical analysis and global fundamentals has led to him being published in Active Trader, Futures and SFO, as well as being seen on Bloomberg television and CNBC. Dave’s vision helped Aspen become nominated for Best Institutional FX Research Strategy in 2009 by The Technical Analyst magazine in London. In 2010, the company was nominated for Technical Analyst of The Year

And if that weren’t enough, Dave recently completed his EMBA (Executive MBA) at The University of Oxford Said Business School, in Oxford UK. But as we said, there’s more to Dave than just trading and analysis. He also gets excited about skiing, mountain biking, CrossFit, watching his son play soccer and of course, Bend’s famous microbrews. Those are things he won’t trade for anything.

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VIDEO: School pupils treated to BMX stunt show

Pupils at two Doncaster schools had a wheelie great assembly – when they were treated to a BMX stunt show in the playground.

Youngsters at Arksey Primary School and St Oswalds Academy in Finningley swapped the classroom for a morning of tricks and tips courtesy of biking ace Josh Briars as reward for pupils getting on their bikes.

The schools used their pedal power to top the leader boards becoming regional champions for Yorkshire and Humberside in The Big Pedal 2014.

The Big Pedal is a free national inter-school competition where schools get points for the more pupils who make journeys by bike or scooter. The competition is organised by the leading sustainable transport charity Sustrans which aims to get more children and their families’ active on their journey to school.

St Oswalds Academy and Arksey Primary School cycled to the top winning their respective categories for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. Both schools reached over 60% of their school population who travelled actively each day.

Sustrans Bike It officer for Doncaster working in partnership with Doncaster Council, Sinead O’Brien, is extremely proud of the efforts of both schools.

She said: “It is fantastic that two schools in Doncaster have come top in the whole of Yorkshire in the Big Pedal. Both St Oswalds and Arskey worked extremely hard to encourage their pupils and families to travel to school on their bikes or scooters. I hope that their success will motivate pupils to continue travelling actively to school as the days get longer and brighter. This is a special year for cycling in Yorkshire with Le Tour de France starting in the region and it is great to see so many children interested in cycling and Doncaster schools leading the way.”

All 86 pupils at Arksey decamped to the playground for Friday morning’s fun and teacher Julie Ambler said: “There has been a great deal of excitement and interest. All the children have been really looking forward to it.”

Biker Josh Briars, 25, who was involved in BMX at the London 2012 Olympics, said: “I have been riding for ten to eleven years and its great to come along and inspire children. I want to show children that if you work hard you can achieve anything.”

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How Posh stays fit at 40: Frozen grapes, treadmill dancing and exercise biking …

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16:16 EST, 12 April 2014


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She turns 40 this week, but Victoria Beckham’s latest eccentric health and exercise regimes reveal that her appetite for reinvention is greater than ever.

As she approaches the milestone birthday on Thursday, the former Spice Girl is resorting to ever more astonishing fads and treatments to keep her fit and slim.

Friends say that despite her slender figure, Victoria is overwhelmed by a fear of developing cellulite and has started using a bizarre system called HYPOXI, which involves working out on an exercise bike encased in an egg-shaped pod.

Victoria Beckham turns 40 this week and as she approaches the milestone birthday, the former Spice Girl is resorting to ever more astonishing fads and treatments to keep her fit and slim

Victoria Beckham turns 40 this week and as she approaches the milestone birthday, the former Spice Girl is resorting to ever more astonishing fads and treatments to keep her fit and slim

The machine uses a vacuum technique to increase blood flow to the lower half of the body, which its creators claim helps burn fat and reduce cellulite.

As a special treat alongside her strict diet of steamed white fish and vegetables, she snacks on frozen grapes, which she claims have the taste and texture of ice cream.

And Posh has also become a devotee of ‘treadmill dancing’, which involves doing dance moves, jumping, skipping and lunging for up to an hour on a treadmill.

Certainly Victoria has never been more successful – she is increasingly recognised as a leading fashion designer and her first shop is due to open this autumn in London’s Mayfair. At the same time, she is slavishly revising every detail of a new shoe collection.

The former Spice Girl is said to be a fan of the HPOXI pad, pictured, which involves working out on an exercise bike encased in an egg shaped pod

The former Spice Girl is said to be a fan of the HPOXI pad, pictured, which involves working out on an exercise bike encased in an egg shaped pod

‘Victoria’s career success means she’s
more secure than she’s ever been,’ said a source. ‘She’s never felt sure
of herself in the past but now she’s a force to be reckoned with in the
fashion world.’

Victoria Beckham is also said to be a fan of treadmill dancing. Here she is pictured multi-tasking as she juggles work and working out

Victoria Beckham is also said to be a fan of treadmill dancing. Here she is pictured multi-tasking as she juggles work and working out

While her career is going from strength to strength, husband David is said to be bored after retiring from football last year, and has been spending more time in Florida as he tries to tries to get his plans for a new team and stadium in Miami off the ground.

A source said: ‘The power balance has shifted because career-wise, she now has the upper hand for the first time.’

So how will the couple celebrate Victoria’s birthday? A source has revealed plans by her closest friends, actress Eva Longoria and hairstylist Ken Paves, for a typically glamorous dinner in Los Angeles.

And David and the children – Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, Cruz, nine, and two-year-old Harper – are putting the final touches on a video montage showing highlights of Victoria’s life, including footage from childhood home movies shot by her parents, Jackie and Tony Adams.

It is likely, however, that Victoria will be looking more to the future. She and David paid a reported £30 million for their new house in London last year after moving back to Britain, though friends say that she misses the LA lifestyle.


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Snoodles,

WALES, United Kingdom,

8 minutes ago

I like to snack on frozen grapes too, they are yummy!

MrsR,

Medicine Hat, Canada,

14 minutes ago

What IS going on in that last picture?

MissFive,

London, United Kingdom,

14 minutes ago

That last picture is a joke, no way is she running in heels, stop posing!

elgar61,

Fife,

29 minutes ago

Slender? She is fading away in these photos.

Litlmissbuttons,

Great Britain, United Kingdom,

31 minutes ago

It makes you wonder where she gets the time to do all this ‘ fashion designing ‘. What with all her exercises and frequent trips abroad.

Litlmissbuttons,

Great Britain, United Kingdom,

34 minutes ago

I would’ve thought frozen grapes resembled sorbet rather than ice cream.

Nick Selby,

Some Place Lost In Space,

40 minutes ago

Typical “News Filler”. Hardly any content of value…

just a thought,

now – bristol, United Kingdom,

44 minutes ago

She’ll never be Anna Wintour. Put a bit of personality in there. Every pic looks the same. Go red arrows!

Litlmissbuttons,

Great Britain, United Kingdom,

50 minutes ago

I hear the weather is quite nice in LA.

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VIDEO: School pupils treated to BMX stunt show

Pupils at two Doncaster schools had a wheelie great assembly – when they were treated to a BMX stunt show in the playground.

Youngsters at Arksey Primary School and St Oswalds Academy in Finningley swapped the classroom for a morning of tricks and tips courtesy of biking ace Josh Briars as reward for pupils getting on their bikes.

The schools used their pedal power to top the leader boards becoming regional champions for Yorkshire and Humberside in The Big Pedal 2014.

The Big Pedal is a free national inter-school competition where schools get points for the more pupils who make journeys by bike or scooter. The competition is organised by the leading sustainable transport charity Sustrans which aims to get more children and their families’ active on their journey to school.

St Oswalds Academy and Arksey Primary School cycled to the top winning their respective categories for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. Both schools reached over 60% of their school population who travelled actively each day.

Sustrans Bike It officer for Doncaster working in partnership with Doncaster Council, Sinead O’Brien, is extremely proud of the efforts of both schools.

She said: “It is fantastic that two schools in Doncaster have come top in the whole of Yorkshire in the Big Pedal. Both St Oswalds and Arskey worked extremely hard to encourage their pupils and families to travel to school on their bikes or scooters. I hope that their success will motivate pupils to continue travelling actively to school as the days get longer and brighter. This is a special year for cycling in Yorkshire with Le Tour de France starting in the region and it is great to see so many children interested in cycling and Doncaster schools leading the way.”

All 86 pupils at Arksey decamped to the playground for Friday morning’s fun and teacher Julie Ambler said: “There has been a great deal of excitement and interest. All the children have been really looking forward to it.”

Biker Josh Briars, 25, who was involved in BMX at the London 2012 Olympics, said: “I have been riding for ten to eleven years and its great to come along and inspire children. I want to show children that if you work hard you can achieve anything.”

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