Obama will see his doctors again this week and he is expecting a clean bill of health.

Posted by DryAdmin on March 10th, 2014 — Posted in Health and Well-being, News

Obama's HealthBarack Obama may be the leader of the United States, but he’s not invincible; even he has been experiencing mild symptoms of aging over the years of his administration, which leads to regular visits to his personal cadre of physicians on hand for every situation that may arise.

The Attempt and Failure of Congress to Better our School Systems

Posted by DryAdmin on March 10th, 2014 — Posted in Career and Education

US Congress20%. That’s the number of bills enacted into laws out of the hundreds that made it past committee between 2011 and 2013. This number represents the utter and staggering failure of our Congressional body to do their jobs at a very base level.

Olympians in Sochi, Capturing the True Spirit of the Games.

Posted by DryAdmin on March 10th, 2014 — Posted in Sports

Sochi OlympicsIf many of you are like me you’ve never even heard of Sochi before it was announced as the home of the Winter Olympics this year. Sochi, Russia is located along side the shores of the Black Sea, and near the Caucasus mountains. Sochi is one of Russia’s largest resorts cities due to its subtropical climate, meaning it has warm to hot summers, and fairly mild winters, which is why it became the proud host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The trend of photography courses being taken

Posted by DryAdmin on July 9th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Photography is categorized into two main areas which are artistic and commercial photography. In modern times, the trend of this career is increasing by the day and has an ever expanding domain. As far as glamour is concerned, this line of work captures the emotions that humans have, especially in those events which people want remembered. To be the best in this business, one has to undergo a professional photography course that will enable him or her to gain the necessary skills and know how needed to perfect this career. Most people usually ask whether this line of work offers any decent pay. The answer is a big yes.

An example of the changing trends in the photography world would include the advertising world. Advertisements are undergoing a lot of experiments and developments that are designed to grab the consumer’s attention, striving to make a lasting impression that will create a special appeal for the brand in the eyes of the client or targeted group. There are huge changes that can be seen in the advertising photography world where different kinds of images are popping up with different layouts and fonts all made to catch the eye of potential customers.

Another trending photography career is stock photography. This type of career has replaced the normal usage of copy and image format. Another trend that is being seen in the advertising world is interactivity. More and more ads are requiring the interaction of the targeted group by requiring the readers to do something in order to communicate back. This is more visible in the online platform of advertising. There are also changing trends in the overall layout and proportions of advertisements. The fonts and sizes are going through a lot of experimentation, advertising professionals are using different tools in order to gain the attention of the audience.

Decades ago, photography was not even considered as a career at all since there was a lack of knowledge, not to mention a shortage of photo taking equipement. Over the years this has greatly changed and there are a lot of people who are aspiring to take up photography as a career, once they undertake the course which best suits them. As the 21st century arrived, photographic images are being altered through digital imaging software packages. Thanks to the introduction of digital photography, a lot has changed and the trend seems to be favoring the side of technology more and more.

People are advised to visit a photography workshop once in a while, especially those that have been organized by renowned fellow photography artists. Visualizing an image even before one captures it is always the first step towards taking an impressive photograph. This rule has certainly not changed in any of the rising trends that are being witnessed in this sector. It’s clear that the coming years will see an increased trend in people signing up for courses that are related to photography. It’s said that each picture speaks for itself and that a picture is worth a thousand words.

It’s imperative to note that photography was introduced to the world just over a century ago and its innovations continue to cement the fact that this trend will see an increase in the next coming years. This gives hope that there will be even more creative uses that will come of it in the foreseeable future.

Photography Careers on the Rise

Posted by DryAdmin on June 25th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many people as a journalist. From presidents and presidential candidates to celebrities and reality TV stars to normal folks like you and me. So it may be of interest to you to know who I think the most interesting people I’ve met are.

Well, that would be photojournalists. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting one, you know what I mean. You’re a lucky person if you run into one at a bar and offer to buy a beer or two in exchange for a few of their stories. Seriously, if that happens, cancel whatever you thought you were going to do for the day and stay at that bar.

The skill and sense of adventure required to get the job done are immense. Their training goes way beyond the photography lessons (like these) you take from a professional or at a community college. They are artists in the true sense of the word. They look at look at our world and capture what they see. Then they put their work into a form that tells our stories in a beautiful way. They make us look in the mirror and see the beauty, fragility, horror, pain, and hope that exists.

Here are a few famous photojournalists I am acquainted with:

  • Jacquelyn Martin. I met Jacquelyn when I first worked in Washington DC as she is a fixture with the Associated Press. She is extremely well-traveled and is unafraid to advocate on behalf of those who suffer. Here story of albinism in Africa is especially powerful (http://www.jacquelynmartin.com/blog/portfolio/inner-light-tribe-of-ghosts-portraits)
  • Heidi Schumann. Heidi is a New York Times photographer who is a highly decorated legend who I specifically asked to meet one evening at a conference. When I found out she was going to be there, I did everything in my power to be able to talk to her. She has worked with prisoners and penguins and I am one grateful person to have shook her hand.
  • Omar Mullick. I met Omar while in New York City at one of those chance bar meetings. I had intended to get a drink with my brother but I had to take a raincheck when I saw Omar across the bar. I may have scared him a bit at first with my fanboy-ish approach but we soon became friends. He’s done work for just about any major media organization you can name, and I especially loved being able to talk with him about These Birds Walk, a film he shot in Pakistan about an orphan. You can read more about him here:  http://www.omarmullick.com/

So, if all this talk has got you excited about looking into making this type of work into your career, you can read about how to become a photographer here.

The things that the best photojournalists and photographers have in common is that they have something unique about themselves. That’s what makes their work attractive and what makes them such magnetic personalities.

Before you go down the path of pursuing a career in this work, you need to be sure you’re alright with putting yourself in uncomfortable positions that others wouldn’t. That’s how you get to be unique – you go against the flow and make something no one has ever seen. You’ll be called crazy in the process, but those of use in the know will one day be clamboring to shake your hand.

Are Celebrities Targeted With Higher Insurance Premiums?

Posted by DryAdmin on June 20th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

The renowned Equity union opposes the practice of insurance companies targeting actors unfairly, which are found to be charging them a higher fee, and not only due to their popularity and high income. On the other hand, the issue raised by the insurance agencies, is that actors do not have a stable income and that they are earning their money only sporadically when they have a new show or movie. As a result, it is harder for them to pay a recurring fee, especially those who have just started their career.

Funeral insurance, one of the most targeted by the insurance companies

In the most recent meeting at Equity, the most problematic area that came into discussion was funeral insurance. In an open discussion between member of the Equity Union with the British Insurers Association, it was confirmed that performers are more likely to pay a higher premium when it comes to funeral cover, hence the reason why they are calling those who face such issues, past or present, to file a complaint with the ABI.

In spite of this, the ABI declared in an official letter to Equity, that it’s impossible to support this data with statistical evidence. According to their claims, no single insurer can provide the necessary numbers of actors (nor are they willing) to draw the statistical conclusions in favor of one claim or another.

Citing from the letter, ABI declared with the help of the insurance companies of course, that among other occupations, actors are most likely to get involved in drugs and other extreme activities that can result in death. The reasons behind this are the “unusual working hours” and access to many vices normally restricted to the average person.

This issue is a problem even in Australia, that sites, such as funeralinsuranceaustraliaguide.com, were created to assist in comparing different funeral plans regardless of ones profession.

Car insurance & Trauma insurance are another problem

Instead of describing the problem here are two recent examples that was shared with us:

1) David Cohen, an actor of Jewish-German origins was recently refused service by an online car rental company due to the fact that his car insurance plan did not cover people with job titles like his. He describes this discrimination shameful and a dishonest practice that needs to end.

According to him, the company did not even ask what he intended to use the car for. Given the fact that many other freelance professions involve the same schedule as that of an actor, car rental companies can better service their customer by inquires a bit more into each individual profession and reasons for renting the car before rejecting them outright.

David also added that the car rental company’s manager said he should get used to being declined due to his acting profession, as acting is seen more of a hobby rather than a serious career.

2) Philip Cunningham, a British actor born in London, said that he had the same problem when shopping for a quality trauma insurance. Due to his profession, most companies preferred not to provide a policy or if they did, they would charge a considerably higher sum for it. In the end he lucked out and found a broker, refereed to him by a fellow actors, who was able to get him a competitive trauma cover policy from a company that did not research what his profession was.

An unfair method of judgment

The Equity union declared through one of its spokesmen that insurance is vital in our modern society and that actors should be celebrated and not targeted, yet its members are often denied or overcharged when compared to those of other professions. This is a very unfortunate practice that hopefully, with more awareness, will end sooner rather than later.

Trouble in Iraq Causes Problems for the US Economy

Posted by DryAdmin on June 20th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Just as it seemed like the US economy was keeping its upward trend, oil prices hike and the dollar plummets. The government says this is directly related to the tension that is happening in Iraq. The militant group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria  (ISIS), has taken over three major northern Iraqi cities. Iraq's biggest oil refinery can be found in Baji, one of the cities seized by ISIS. At present, the Iraqi government is still in control of the refineries. However, the uprising has already affected global oil prices.

As of 13 June, US oil prices are at $107.68. This is the highest it has ever been in the last ten months. The US Dollar, on the other hand, has gone down. Needless to say, Americans are starting to become restless. What does this mean for the general population? Many fear that we may be on our way to another global economic crisis. Can you blame them? No. The economic crisis of 2008 brought about enough problems. A lot of people are still traumatized.

The Great Recession caused thousands of Americans to be out of jobs. As a result, many lost their homes. Business closed down. Some even had to file for bankruptcy. This goes without saying that these people were also left with a bad credit score. Yes, the economy has already started to pick up. People are starting to get back on their feet. However, people with a bad credit rating have it harder than others. This is true for people all over the world, including Australia.

In Australia, many had to resort to getting a bad credit personal loans with guaranteed approval just so they can get the money they need to rebuild their lives. These types of loans seem like a good idea but the truth is, they aren't. Bad credit loans in Australia are short term loans that come with high interest rates. If you don't have a stable income, it will only lead you into more debt. Why then, do they take out a bad credit personal loan? It's simple. They need the cash but they aren't qualified for a regular bank loan because of their bad credit rating. Many Americans can relate to this problem.

Now with US oil prices going up, it won't be long before prices for certain commodities start following suit. This is the last thing Americans want and need. For this reason, the US government is trying to do what they can to prevent oil prices from further rising.

One of the possible solutions they are looking into is sourcing oil from Saudi Arabia. Financial analysts agree with this option. They predict that if the US continues to source oil from Iraq, the price hike won't skyrocket overnight. Instead, it will be a slow and steady rise. This means, the government may have enough time to look for a solution before the hike is thoroughly felt by the general population.

A Healthy Workout: Give Elliptical Trainers a Shot

Posted by DryAdmin on June 18th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Working as journalist, it is my job to keep in touch with the latest trends regardless of their influence and importance. Obviously it is my job to be informed about everything, be it sports, art, technology, or politics. It might seem a bit tedious but my hunger for knowledge and new information trumps all of that. One thing has recently caught my eye – you couldn’t help but notice.

Lately, more and more people are getting into the healthy lifestyle. Regular workouts, proper diet, the works. As to why this is the case, there are many reasons. People cave under the pressure of having to look like the celebrities which perpetuate the idea of perfection. What they fail to realize is, the celebrities have entire teams behind them that handle their make-up, hair and wardrobe. Not to mention various types of agents, managers and PRs. If you add Photoshop into the equation, it puts even more pressure on the common man or woman. Needless to say, it creates unrealistic expectations, especially for younger people. But, if there is one thing that is positive about the whole trend, it’s that people are trying to live healthy lives, as they should.

The Hottest Home Exercise!

Gym memberships are going out like hot cakes these days but surprisingly, you won’t have to get in line to use the treadmill, or lift weights. The most popular way of working out these days is an elliptical trainer. These machines are the hottest exercise equipment at the moment – in gyms and at home.

Since I didn’t know much about them and what makes them so huge among the people, I decided to look into it. Websites like Ellipticalmachineadvice.com have provided me with valuable info which made things a lot clearer. That particular website has detailed reviews of gym and home elliptical trainers as well as some great guides to using them – definitely worth a look.

So, what makes them so good? What separates them from the likes of treadmills, stationary bikes or rowing machines? Because of the way they are designed and constructed, they allow you to workout in way that supports your natural motion. When you are jogging, climbing or hiking, it creates a lot of stress and strain on your knees and other joints, due to the high-impact nature of the workout. But, if you are using an elliptical trainer, your feet will never leave the foot pedals and therefore the impact on your joints and tendons is almost completely eliminated. Also, another benefit is that elliptical trainers work out your entire body. The handlebars will help you work out your arms, your back and your core, while the foot pedals help you shift the focus of the workout toward your quads, calves and buttocks.

In addition to all of that, elliptical trainers have really embraced technology with things like heart rate monitors built into the handlebar grips. The results are measured and displayed on the LCD panel. The LCD control panel informs you when you are in the fat burning zone, which makes the entire workout much more efficient. You can also choose among the large number of pre-set workout modes and find one which suits you the best. But, perhaps the biggest benefit of an elliptical trainer, is that is prevents you from trying too hard and injuring yourself in the process.

They are worthy of their growing popularity in my opinion, offering a fresh approach to exercise. I love how they combine high tech gadgets to make them more user friendly and to keep you entertained whilst working out. Give one a try – I think you might like them.

Recent Studies Suggest Many Health Benefits from Drinking Coffee

Posted by DryAdmin on June 18th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

For many people, coffee is a daily kick start each morning that provides the necessary caffeine boost to take on the day. However, caffeine, one of the primary benefits for the average coffee drinker, actually has been the question of some scientific inquiries as perhaps offering a plethora of other health boosting and immunity improving remunerations.

Recent research from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that coffee drinkers are actually at a declined risk of certain physical ailments such as Type 2 Diabetes, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. Even more, the average coffee drinker has a much lower chance to suffer from some forms of cancers, strokes, and even reduced rate of heart rhythm problems.

This research was presented by Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, and a specialized nutrition expert from the Harvard School of Public Health. Hu states that all the research conducted through the program has suggested that benefits of drinking coffee far outweigh any potential risks.

In an interview conducted by WebMD, the doctor goes on to explain some of the related benefits shown with coffee consumption. Hu explained “The vast majority of those studies have shown a benefit of coffee on the prevention of diabetes. And now there is also evidence that decaffeinated coffee may have the same benefit as regular coffee.”
In the interview, Hu specifically points out the antioxidants that exist in coffee and their ability to help boost and improve the overall immune system and strengthen the body’s defenses against potential illnesses.

But beyond this, coffee may actually reduce the chance of developing memory and mental deterioration issues that are often related with aging. For example, coffee drinkers report much fewer cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than when compared to those who do not regularly drink coffee.

How the Study Was Carried Out

Overall, the study pointed the correlation between coffee and lessened cases of specific health issues. The study was conducted in the theory of asking consumers to maintain their current desired coffee drinking and the study followed their progress and health. For example, the range of the research includes heavy coffee drinkers (multiple 8 oz cups a day), light coffee drinkers (a few cups a week), and non-coffee drinkers. The average America consumption of coffee in 2009 was about 416 8oz cups of coffee annually per person.

Coffee is readily consumed in the nation for many reasons. For one, the caloric addition will hardly ever break even the lowest calorie diet. The average cup of black coffee contains less than 10 calories. Even more, the means to make coffee is affordable. Coffee makers in the nation can be bought from retail stores for just about 15$. Even some of the best coffee makers which you can see here still only average about $80 each. This low cost makes coffee an affordable, low calorie, and apparently healthy addition to many people’s daily diet. Even more, the classic view of coffee as a morning starter will actually increase the average energy level of coffee drinker as well as encourage healthy bathroom schedules, as coffee is a mild diuretic.

Examining the Costs and Benefits of Pet Insurance

Posted by DryAdmin on June 16th, 2014 — Posted in Health and Well-being

Photo by Michael Gil and reproduced under Creative Commons

Giving your pet insurance is perhaps the best gift you can give because it allows your pet to enjoy so many privileges in terms of its health care needs. When you get pet insurance, you let your pet experience the best quality care, aside from the fact that you are giving it protection.

When you avail of a pet insurance, you are definitely letting your pet have a happy and healthy life. The need for a pet insurance is increasing these days because the cost of health care for animals is increasing as well so it is really essential that you get one. It does not only protect your pet, but it protects you too from spending unexpected costs which can affect your budget.

What does pet insurance cover?

Having insurance certainly has a lot of advantages because aside from surgery and treatments, some packages also cover check-ups and even vaccines. Aside from these, it can also cover the expenses that will be incurred should there be a third party accident such as when your pet harms another pet or a person.

There are many kinds of insurance policies available so you need to check carefully which one is best for you and what fits your budget. You may also ask for a free quotation so that you will have an idea how much you need to spare each month. Packages can be affordable depending on some factors too such as the level of your chosen coverage, the breed of your pet; your location and the age of your pet will also be accounted for.

Policies can be paid in different installments such as annually, quarterly and monthly, while the coverage of the policy can also be chosen. For example, you want something that is only good for accident coverage or a coverage that will last a lifetime. The kind of policy you need to get depends on your needs and what your budget will allow. It will also be good to note if your pet has any pre-existing conditions. This could be one factor that will raise the cost of your pet insurance.

The good thing is that if there are no current illnesses, your insurance premium will be affordable and will not cause much of a strain on your budget.

Want to know what to look for in a pet insurance policy? This useful website can show you how pet insurance works, visit to find out more: australianpetinsurance.com.

Why get insurance for your pet

It is best to be prepared at all times so that when something unexpected happens, you won’t be surprised financially and you are sure that your pet is always well protected. With the right pet insurance, you can simply run to your veterinarian and have your pet treated without you worrying about your funds. This is what pet insurance is for, to save you from unexpected costs.

Find out more about the guide of having a pet insurance! By clicking here, you can compare pet insurance companies and choose what’s right for your pet.

My Trip To A Medical Marijuana Shop in Colorado

Posted by DryAdmin on June 15th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

After recently learning that the state of Colorado will now allow medical marijuana to be sold legally, my editor assigned me to a recently opened medical marijuana shop where the marijuana is grown indoors with the help of LED grow lights about which you can read more on this website. When I walked in the medical marijuana store I saw a long line of persons suffering from minor to major health conditions and they were anxious to buy the marijuana to get relief. I interviewed one person in line and he stated that the medical marijuana helps him overcome his panic attacks while another person said she needs medical marijuana to help with her arthritis since cortisone injections do not really work for her.

Rising Prices of Medical Marijuana in Colorado

While at the medical marijuana shop someone showed me a recent piece of news from a local magazine and it stated that due to the rising demand for the now fully legal medical marijuana, customers reported rising prices of the herb. This makes me wonder if it was better when marijuana was mainly purchased through underground sources, particularly when there is a possibility that taxes may be imposed on marijuana sales in the near future. The highest price that a customer can now pay for an ounce of marijuana is $200 but other sellers may charge a lower price.

What About Medical Marijuana and Health?

While I sat with the owner of the medical marijuana shop, he talked about the link between medical marijuana and good health but being the good journalist that I am, I wanted to get both sides of the issue so once he closed for the day I retreated to my computer and I pulled up ebooks and health journal articles that dealt with medical marijuana and the body. Some state health agencies seem to say that there could be benefits of marijuana usage and they include assistance with symptoms of HIV, chronic pain, treatment of nausea, reduction of epileptic seizures, and possibly mood swings brought on by mental disorders or depression. I guess there could be some truth to this when I hear the stories of those who benefited from it. However, a study from the Harvard Medical School states constant use of marijuana could damage brain cells and hurt cognitive skills.

Conclusion

It appears that medical marijuana could be legal in most states within a few years in my opinion and as this happens, there will be a need to talk about how this industry would be regulated and how those regulations affect marijuana sellers and consumers. Another challenge regarding medical marijuana is its' effect on our new healthcare laws and patients' rights as it relates to medical marijuana. Will health insurance companies offer coverage for medical marijuana or will they deny it? Finally, the debate over regulation and health benefits of medical marijuana will not cease any time soon.

Selling Technology to the armed forces, A Tough Game Of Luck?

Posted by DryAdmin on June 12th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

It is a terrible reality that war and defence is big business. This means that the armed forces is a big client for all types of technology that aid defence, attack and protection. It is true that the military has its own research department that conducts technological research to develop new products, but their research has been slow to develop and seems to be aimed at developing products for far in the future, rather than products which armed forces can utilize in the present time. This means that the armed forces have a gap in technology that needs to be filled. This gap is filled by the private sector, meaning that they are ready and willing to buy technology if you have a product that will give them the edge against the enemy. There is a multitude of weaponry that the military needs to improve their technological capabilities.

They need better aeroplanes and helicopters for air transport and air warfare. In this regard the audibility of the craft they are using is very important. Part of successful warfare is being able to sneak up on the opponent or to conduct silent attacks. An aeroplane or helicopter that is very noisy is bound to alert the opponent when they are near. For this reason the armed forces are looking for technology that can make helicopters and aeroplanes as quiet as possible for use in war. The armed forces is also in need of defence equipment which has powerful capability, but which is as light as possible, so that it can be easily moved and camoflauged while carrying heavy loads of officers and artillery. As is obvious, intelligence is always a huge part of defence. This means that the armed forces is definitely always on the lookout to buy state of the art satellite and camera systems. Any kind of technology that can assist to infiltrate enemy territory and go as undetected as possible will never be without a market in the armed forces.

One of the products that the military is most eager to get their hands on is state of the art generators. Clearly part of warfare requires forces to be mobile and on the go through the most challenging terrains and territories. This means that all that state of the art equipment which requires power to energise it, can very easily be absolutely useless to armed forces if it is out of power. For this reason, an essential need of the armed forces is any kind of product that can power equipment. It is also important to the military to use as little fuel as possible. This means that they are trying to reduce fuel consumption, while ensuring they have enough power to keep all their advanced technological equipment charged for use in warfare and fieldwork. The needs of the armed forces are indeed numerous. Just imagine trekking through Afghanistan hunting for a terrorist. You will need equipment that is state of the art, with high capability, and that is so lightweight and undetectable that you almost don’t know that it is there.

Why Are So Many Firemen Getting Cancer?

Posted by DryAdmin on June 12th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Research has shown that firemen and fire women have a higher risk of getting cancer than the general population does. The research indicates that they are at a higher risk for cancers such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and bone marrow cancer (which is also referred to as multiple melanoma). Although all cancer’s are life threatening and treatment is difficult, the last mentioned cancer specifically, is known for having no cure and for not being treatable. This means that contracting the last mentioned cancer is unarguably going to be fatal. Experts have been challenged to find a reason for this higher risk of cancer amongst firefighters, so research had to be conducted.

The answer that experts have come up with is the following: experts contend that the reason why firefighters have a higher risk of cancer is because their job exposes them to higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals. Thus, according to the experts, this higher risk of cancer among firefighters is in fact an occupational health hazard. It has always been common knowledge that being a firefighter is a dangerous job. But the danger was always seen as being a clear and identifiable physical danger; namely, the danger of getting burnt by flames or falling and physically breaking your bones. But it seems that the danger involved in the job is even more sinister than that. Firefighters are exposed to fires on a constant and regular basis. This means that even though they wear protective gear and wear protective clothes and face masks; they are still exposed to a higher than normal degree of smoke inhalation and other chemicals which are used in the firefighting process. And this really has a direct correlation to the degree of terminal illness that they are developing later in life. Research shows us that the figures are actually quite staggering. For example, for some cancers, firefighters are one hundred percent more at risk than the average Joe! For other cancer’s firefighters are about fifty percent more at risk than you and I, and for yet other cancer’s, firefighters are about twenty eight percent more at risk than the general population.

So as can clearly be seen, the research figures are nothing to be sniffed at. There is a high percentage of danger that puts firefighters at quite a high degree of risk for contracting terminal illness. The question can be posed – what is causing this risk to be so high? The answer is in that scary word that is associated with cancer, and the word is carcinogenic. If something is carcinogenic, then it is something that is potentially going to cause cancer. Carcinogens are associated with fire and burning. For example, did you know that it is dangerous to eat a piece of barbecued meat that has been overdone and is a little bit charred? The reason why it is dangerous to eat meat like this is because during the charring process carcinogens are created, and these are connected to causing cancer. So you can imagine how many carcinogens a firefighter is exposed to because of the job. These carcinogens are inhaled or absorbed through the skin, and protective gear can assist with protection from it, but cannot eliminate the risk entirely.

Why Are So Many Firemen Getting Cancer?

Posted by DryAdmin on June 12th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Research has shown that firemen and fire women have a higher risk of getting cancer than the general population does. The research indicates that they are at a higher risk for cancers such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and bone marrow cancer (which is also referred to as multiple melanoma). Although all cancer’s are life threatening and treatment is difficult, the last mentioned cancer specifically, is known for having no cure and for not being treatable. This means that contracting the last mentioned cancer is unarguably going to be fatal. Experts have been challenged to find a reason for this higher risk of cancer amongst firefighters, so research had to be conducted.

The answer that experts have come up with is the following: experts contend that the reason why firefighters have a higher risk of cancer is because their job exposes them to higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals. Thus, according to the experts, this higher risk of cancer among firefighters is in fact an occupational health hazard. It has always been common knowledge that being a firefighter is a dangerous job. But the danger was always seen as being a clear and identifiable physical danger; namely, the danger of getting burnt by flames or falling and physically breaking your bones. But it seems that the danger involved in the job is even more sinister than that. Firefighters are exposed to fires on a constant and regular basis. This means that even though they wear protective gear and wear protective clothes and face masks; they are still exposed to a higher than normal degree of smoke inhalation and other chemicals which are used in the firefighting process. And this really has a direct correlation to the degree of terminal illness that they are developing later in life. Research shows us that the figures are actually quite staggering. For example, for some cancers, firefighters are one hundred percent more at risk than the average Joe! For other cancer’s firefighters are about fifty percent more at risk than you and I, and for yet other cancer’s, firefighters are about twenty eight percent more at risk than the general population.

So as can clearly be seen, the research figures are nothing to be sniffed at. There is a high percentage of danger that puts firefighters at quite a high degree of risk for contracting terminal illness. The question can be posed – what is causing this risk to be so high? The answer is in that scary word that is associated with cancer, and the word is carcinogenic. If something is carcinogenic, then it is something that is potentially going to cause cancer. Carcinogens are associated with fire and burning. For example, did you know that it is dangerous to eat a piece of barbecued meat that has been overdone and is a little bit charred? The reason why it is dangerous to eat meat like this is because during the charring process carcinogens are created, and these are connected to causing cancer. So you can imagine how many carcinogens a firefighter is exposed to because of the job. These carcinogens are inhaled or absorbed through the skin, and protective gear can assist with protection from it, but cannot eliminate the risk entirely.

New York police, Is it the best place to be a cop?

Posted by DryAdmin on June 11th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Most police officers stationed at the New York police Department are of the opinion that the New York police Department is the best of all the police departments across the United States. It is known for being one of the oldest police departments in the country. This means that it has a long history and tradition. In fact, its history goes as far back as 1625! So officers stationed here are very proud of their roots and origin.And it is over all these centuries that the Department has built up its reputation for being one of the best, not only in the United States, but really the world over.

The Department then, and now, has earned a reputation for stellar police work. Their mission is to be the best in their endeavor to protect their community, and they do not fail in this mission. It is a huge police force, recently the number of officers was measured to be just over 36 600 (thirty six thousand six hundred). This does not include the number of technical support staff, nor does it include auxiliary police officers. One of the reasons why officers who are stationed at the New York Police Department are so proud of their place of work, is also related to the fact that they have one of the best unions representing them. When it comes to the work that the department does, then the officers stationed at this department has a lot to brag about. The Department consists of not only ordinary officers, but also consists of highly trained specialized units.

These specialized units includes a highly skilled division to combat terrorism. Because New York is such a large city, it is to be expected that they have a huge criminal element to contend with. Also, because the city is so highly urbanized, there is lots of opportunity for crime. For this reason, New York has had to develop an excellent criminal investigation division. Crime in this area is high, and the police department here has risen to the challenge. The resources available to the officers is impressive. They have the best technological equipment and apparatus available to any police officers anywhere. This means that they are able to apprehend criminals using the best scientific methods on the market. This helps the New York police department to not only investigate and apprehend criminals, but to also work hand in hand with prosecutors to compile evidence and ensure that they have a high prosecution rate. The criminal fighting division has evolved with modern society to meet the challenges of the new age. This is demonstrated by the fact that they have extended their criminal fighting system onto the internet. They have launched extensive programs whereby they can apprehend criminals using the most modern technology. An example of this is that they pose as underage teenagers or minors and go into chat rooms meeting strangers. It is a kind of entrapment mechanism to lure predators such as pedophiles cross the line in a controlled environment which is under surveillance.