Convention & Visitors Association's new chairwoman has a rosy outlook
Brenda Tinnen knows how to compete on the big stage, pushing the Sprint Center to be a consistent top national entertainment venue since it opened in 2007. Now, as the new chairwoman of the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, she wants to use the skills and connections honed here and during her previous life helping run the Staples Center in Los Angeles to reverse what has been a discouraging decline in local convention and tourism business.
Cancer cases linked to lack of exercise among women 'rising'
Women in the UK have the 10th highest rate in the world for cancers linked to a lack of physical activity, research has found. The estimated number of diagnosed cases of bowel, breast and womb cancers in 2012 was 78,935, about 12,000 of which could be prevented if people were more physically active, according to scientists.