Published 2006 February 25
health , pets
Experienced model shows off the first snuggle-sack in the 49th State.
Snow drifts over the tundra. And with sub-zero (minus 25 F degrees) temps and 25-40 mph winds, it’s a three-cat night but you have only the one.
A hard-working novel, fully biocompatible and patient friendly hypoglycaemia alarm system needs some comfort. The snuggle-sacks are excellently handmade and fitted. They come in a variety of colors. See www.snuggle-sacks.com
off-duty, snug as a dog in a sack
Technorati Tags: dog, elderly, snuggle-sack.com, Alaska, bed
cat, companion animal
Published 2006 February 18
Katrina , planning
The Times February 18, 2006
Katrina hit the old of all races
American Association for the Advancement of Science
by Mark Henderson
THE main victims of Hurricane Katrina were not black people but older people of all races, according to research showing that almost two thirds of those who died were over 60.
Although the floods that struck New Orleans after the hurricane last August hit mainly African-American neighbourhoods, the disaster was not a disproportionate killer of black people, figures released by the St Gabriel mortuary in the city have suggested. Of 768 bodies examined so far, 64 per cent were those of people over 60. Only one was a child under 5, and among white people none of the confirmed dead was under 40.
“The truly unique signature of Katrina is the selectivity for the oldest members of the population,” said John Mutter, the deputy director of the Earth Institute, at Columbia University, in New York. “People older than 60 died in numbers about three times greater than their representation in the population. Katrina may be the first natural disaster in history to be so selective for the elderly. When it comes to deaths, this was an age-selective disaster far more than it was raceselective.”….
Technorati Tags: elders, Katrina, disaster, planning, sciencing
Published 2006 February 12
AI/AN , demography
Recent AIAN data report from US Census 2000
We the People: American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States — A portrait of the American Indian and Alaska Native population in the United States, providing data on the largest specified tribal groupings, reservations, Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas (ANVSAs) and areas outside reservations and ANVSAs at the national level.
It is part of a special report series that presents data collected from Census 2000 on demographic, social and economic characteristics.
Internet address: http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/censr-28.pdf
This report presents data for the following American Indian tribal groupings:
This report presents data for the following Alaska Native tribal groupings:
Technorati Tags: AIAN, indigenous people, Census, demography, native
Published 2006 February 10
demography , planning
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Building Partnerships for Progress
Ageing and Employment Policies
Economic Effects of Ageing
Related Topics Economics Employment Insurance and Pensions Public Governance and Management Social Issues
The ageing of OECD societies over coming decades will require comprehensive reform addressing the fiscal, financial and labour market implications of ageing, as well as the implications for pension, social benefits and systems of health and long-term care. The OECD analyses the challenges that ageing implies for Member countries in these policy domains….
The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. With active relationships with some 70 other countries, NGOs and civil society, it has a global reach. Best known for its publications and its statistics, its work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development and science and innovation
Technorati Tags: elderly, aging, data, health, global
Published 2006 February 10
funding , planning , rural , tribal , usability
Lifeline and Link-Up Enhanced Support for Tribal Lands
The Federal Universal Service Fund includes the Low-Income Program, which provides discounts on telephone installation and basic monthly service to qualifying consumers. There are two components to the Low-Income Program – Lifeline Assistance (“Lifeline”) and Link-Up America (“Link-Up”). Lifeline and Link-Up are available to all qualifying low-income consumers nationwide. The FCC’s Enhanced Lifeline and Link-Up for Tribal Lands programs offer additional discounts for qualifying consumers living on Tribal Lands. Lifeline also includes Toll Limitation Service, which enables a telephone subscriber to limit the amount of long distance calls that can be made from a phone.
For the Lifeline and Link-Up programs, Tribal Lands are defined as any federally-recognized Indian Tribe’s Reservation, Pueblo, Colony, or former reservation in Oklahoma, an Indian Allotment, or an Alaska Native region established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
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