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SCHLUMBERGER TRINIDAD is recruiting for a dynamic individual to accept the role of Tax
Accountant (Tax Department) to operate out of our San Fernando Base. The successful candidate
will be a member of the Finance Department under the supervision of the Tax Manager.
THE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE
• Review of Fiscal books/financial statements including schedules to support balances and
Liaising with the Local Advisors on the preparation and submission of the Corporation Tax
Review of foreign payments & Intercompany payments for tax implications
Tax Calculations for Companies Budget
Liaising with Tax Authorities and Fiscal Auditors
Review of tax reconciliations and compliance
Preparation of documents for remittance of withholding taxes to Tax Authorities
Review of Calculation of transfer prices of intercompany exportations
Any other tasks as assigned by Tax Manager from time to time
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Turns out, there may be a scientific reason
why movies based on Nicholas Sparks novels
are called "chick flicks."
Watching romantic movies revs women s sex
drives---but it also dampens men s desire to hit the
sheets, according to a new study in the journal
Archives of Sexual Behaviour.
In the world of sex research, there s a theory
about sexual desire called the "incentive motivation
model." That s a technical way of saying arousal
starts with a rewarding stimuli (for example, seeing
your partner naked), which automatically leads to
a boost in below-the-belt blood flow.
Once you realise your body is responding, your
mind joins the arousal process, which only heightens
your physical response, compelling you to seek sex.
As simple as that sounds, the first step---the sex-
ual stimuli that kicks off the whole arousal process---
can vary dramatically between men and women.
Take porn, for example.
"In a lot of research, when women watch porn
movies, their body reacts---they re genitally
aroused---but they don t feel anything," lead study
author Marieke Dewitte, an assistant professor of
clinical psychological science at Maastricht Uni-
versity, told Yahoo Health.
However, "we know that if you let women watch
porn that is more female-oriented, embedded in
a story, they respond with more sexual arousal."
This suggests that, for women, it s not just what
the sexual stimuli is that matters, but also the con-
text in which they encounter it. "Their sexuality
is more dependent on the relationship context,"
That s what inspired the design of her study: 86
men and 78 women watched three video clips---
shots of a couple having sex; the scene from Titanic
when Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet share
their first smooch, along with a romantic clip from
Indecent Proposal; and snippets of a documentary
about English history.
After watching each clip, the study participants
rated how turned on they felt, both mentally and
physically. They also completed a survey that meas-
ured how much they wanted and liked sex.
Women reported a greater desire for sex after
watching the Titanic and Indecent Proposal clips,
compared to the sex scenes.
Men, on the other hand, were most inclined to
do the deed after watching the explicit clips.
And, surprisingly, they felt more desire after see-
ing the boring English documentary than after
watching the romantic movies. What s going on?
Simple: Women may use romantic scenes as a
jumping-off point to conjure their own sexual fan-
tasies---say, imagining being seduced by someone
like Jack Dawson in Titanic.
By contrast, "men need more visual information,"
As a result, guys tend to favor explicit sexual
stimuli (like pornography), possibly because they re
wired to reproduce with lots of partners, rather
than nurturing a romantic bond with one woman.
"For women, the attachment system is more
important, so the partner stays with them and
raises the child," she said.
"So it makes sense that sexuality is much more
related to the relationship."
We ve all heard the "men are more visual" spiel
before. But, more importantly, this study helps
debunk the long-held theory that men are simply
more sexual than women.
Dewitte found that in a test designed to measure
"implicit" feelings---that is, automatic responses,
rather than thought-out replies---women liked sex
just as much as men.
"If you put women in the right context, they
experience as much---or even more---sexual desire
than men," she said. "They don t always like sex
the way men like it. They like kissing, they like
So how can couples overcome this mismatch in
cues for sexual desire?
Men: Invest in the relationship
You ve heard it before: Foreplay starts
outside the bedroom---and we don t
necessarily mean fooling around on the
"Invest in the relationship during the
day," Dewitte said, which can including
sending a lovely message, bringing her a
gift or telling her she s beautiful.
These little acts of romance help kick
her arousal system into high gear: When
a woman senses her partner is emotionally
invested, she s more likely to be primed
for fun in the bedroom later.
"Men, if you want to have sex with your
partner, don t wait until you re in the bed-
room, and then quickly caress her," she
Women: Pay attention to your body
Learn to listen to your body: Can you
feel your heart beating faster? Your arousal
building? Make sure to do the same for
your partner, too---if you try to detect
when he s aroused, you might just find
your own body responding.
Does romance kill men's sex drive?
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