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Affordable And Happy Housing

Growing old is a natural phenomenon. However, the problems associated with it are inevitable. It is at this stage of life when one needs healthcare, housing and financial care of the best kind. These issues, as well as additional factors involving family resources and ability to provide proper care, have precipitated the concept of senior citizen apartments. With an increasing aging population, the need for affordable and specially designed homes is felt. Diseases are common with old age and one such disease is Alzheimer's, which can strike anyone. For all those suffering from a problem of memory loss, specialized Alzheimer's living caters to the needs of people with memory impairments.


Alarming Decline In Seal Population

There are actually two types of seals in the UK and Scotland that make permanent homes there. On occasion other seals will stop in while making their way to different homes. Unfortunately because of indiscriminate killing of seals there has been a big decline in the population. Many people are not aware how the seal population is being affected by the shooting that is allowed by fishermen. They believe seals are protected by the Conservation of Seals Act of 1970. This act was intended to protect seals, but it is falling short. Something more is needed to keep seal populations growing instead of declining.

Types of Seals in Scotland and Britain


All You Need To Know

A buoyancy aid is a specialist flotation device designed primarily with the needs of dinghy sailing and small boat sailing (such as kayaking and canoeing) in mind. Thus it is designed so as the free movement of the kayaker or boater is minimized to the least possible extent.

When selecting a buoyancy aid, it is VITAL that it must be appropriate for the user's physique and the nature of the undertaking, (i.e.-freshwater kayaking requirements may vary quite significantly from a sea fishing expedition requirements.) Buoyancy aids come with a set of specifications and the standards which they adhere to. Some of the main specifications are


Alternative Treatment For Malaria

Malaria is an infection of the blood that is carried from person to person by mosquitoes. The disease has been recognized for thousands of years and once was found almost everywhere except in the most northern areas of the world. Malaria has been wiped out in North America, Western Europe, and Russia. It remains a serious problem in much of the tropical and subtropical world.

The seeds of the fever nut plant are another effective remedy for malaria. They can be obtained from a herbal store and preserved in a phial for use when required. About six grams of these seeds should be given with a cup of water two hours before the expected onset of the paroxysm of fever, and a second dose should be given one hour after the attack. The paroxysm can thus be avoided but even if it occurs, the same procedure should be resorted to on that day and it will cut short the fever.


An Aging Population Calls Out For More

Your career should be in a field that you look forward to working in everyday, and it should challenge you while providing opportunities for you to grow. It should also be able to provide for you and your family. If for some reason your current state of employment does not meet this criterion, you should consider a career change. One area offering employment that is both rewarding and fulfilling is the medical field.

The medical world is currently experiencing a severe shortage of qualified workers, and is desperate to hire individuals with the right experience and certification. Unfortunately, most people don't think that they possess the proper credentialsin fact, the majority of people don't attempt a career in the field of medicine simply for that reason. Meanwhile, there are approximately 78 million baby boomers about to retire, all of whom are aging, increasing the need for medical attention at a rapid rate.


Asbestosis Tuberculosis And Alimentary Cancer

One interesting study is called, "Insulation workers in Belfast. A further study of mortality due to asbestos exposure (1940-75)." - Br J Ind Med 1977;34:174-180 by P C Elmes, M J Simpson. Here is an excerpt: "Abstract - A follow-up study of 162 men already working as insulators (laggers) in 1940 has been extended from 1965 to 1975. By the end of 1975 there were 40 survivors when 108 had been expected. Until 1965 there had been an overall excess of deaths; these were due to asbestosis with or without tuberculosis and to alimentary cancer, as well as to bronchial carcinoma and mesothelioma. From 1965 onwards the overall death rate among survivors is not so excessive but there is still a marked excess of deaths from bronchial cancer and mesothelioma. The continued risk of death attributable to malignancy after asbestosis had ceased to contribute directly, does not appear to be caused by any changes which occurred before 1940 in the conditions at work."


Cancer Case Control Studies

People that have worked within the asbestos industry or where the mineral was used in that products they handled are generally at higher risk for developing cancer and mesothelioma. One interesting study that examines the advantage of bleach digestions is called, "A procedure for the isolation of amosite asbestos and ferruginous bodies from lung tissue and sputum" by Marion G. Williams Jr. a; Ronald F. Dodson b; Carolyn Corn a;George A. Hurst - Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, Volume 10, Issue 4 & 5 October 1982 , pages 627 638. Here is an excerpt: "Abstract - A comprehensive scheme is described for isolating amosite asbestos and ferruginous bodies from fixed and unfixed human lung tissue and sputum. This qualitative procedure avoids many of the problems associated with previous isolation techniques and illustrates the advantages of brief bleach digestions. The samples are digested in prefiltered Wright laundry bleach (9.2% sodium hypochlorite), collected on 0.2-++m Nuclepore filters by vacuum filtration, rinsed with distilled water and absolute ethanol, and examined visually for excessive residue. If organic residues are suspected or are known to occur, the sample is treated sequentially with 2% potassium permanganate, 8% oxalic acid, and 9.2% sodium hypochlorite, and rinsed with distilled water and absolute ethanol.


Childrens Show Speaks To A Multicultural

Children today are growing up in the most diverse culture America has ever seen. As a result, there is a growing need for positive media representations of cross-cultural understanding. While there are a number of children's television shows that provide high entertainment value and educational curriculum, TV can provide an even more powerful role in showing children the strengths of a diverse society.

In the context of the country's demographic shifts, Scholastic Media President Deborah Forte conceived an original idea for a series that would celebrate cultural diversity by respecting and validating a variety of perspectives, traditions, languages and experiences that populate today's world.


Dealing With Tuberculosis (tb)

Tuberculosis (TB) is an illness related to the respiratory system. It is a disease caused by a germ mainly found in your lungs. It is a contagious disease which means you have to take extra precaution for the safety of other people. By the continuous sneezing, talking and coughing these air-borne germs can spread to other people. It can turn into a dangerous disease if proper care is not taken. Due to lack of symptoms, doctors have distinguished it into TB infection and Active TB. TB infection provides no symptoms and is not contagious. On the other hand Active TB can make you sick and is very contagious. Even though we may think TB is no longer a threat it has still taken many lives. Millions have died even though we have proper medicines to prevent it. The need for proper care becomes very crucial for the survival of the patient. The symptoms remain dormant which makes the situation even worse.


Dependable Strategies To Safeguard

What is Sexually Transmitted Disease? From the name itself, STDs are infections that are transmitted through sexual contact. At present, there are so many types of STDs that people should lookout for and these consist of HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis and genital warts. The symptoms may possibly vary. Others are perceptible while others are not. Since there are STDs that do not show its symptoms, the disease is comparable to a wild fire that rapidly spreads.

Sexually Transmitted diseases can lead to critical medical conditions or complications and are often fatal. Common STD complications are sterility, malignancy, chronic pain, cardiac problem, skin problem, arthritis, destabilization of the immune system, loss of sight and so on and so forth. Symptoms of STDs must be reported as early as possible. On the other hand, as the old saying goes, prevention is still better than cure.


A Buddhist Break in Sri Lanka

Today, about 70 percent of the Sri Lankan population practises Buddhism. According to Sri Lankan tradition, the faith was introduced in the 2nd Century, during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa and although it has seen periods of decline in times of colonialism, it remains the most prominent faith to this day. Buddhism in Sri Lanka is primarily of the Theravada School - the "teaching of the elders" - which is not only the oldest surviving school, but the one that is most faithful to early Buddhism. On Sri Lanka holidays, you will see not only see the vestiges of Buddhism scattered around the country in the form of relics, ruins and statues, but you may have the opportunity to interact with the monks at one of the many Buddhist celebrations.


A Detox Fasting Paradise

Dedicated to my wonderful island coconut trees, the trees of life.

I am often asked, "What encouraged you to follow your inner child guides to a pristine private island paradise to live the rest of your life surrounded by coconut, the tree of life?" Here is my story.

At age 36, after traveling the globe extensively, I had a strong vision to settle down in my own pristine Shangri-la with many coconut trees. I was then on a 16 year world sojourn, traveling together with my English partner Mark. Our adventures had taken us to some of the world's most pristine, rugged, serene, remote tropical wilderness and animal reserves, plus canyons, rivers, lakes and island paradises fringed with coconut trees. Though shy and uncomfortable with people since a little girl, I was totally relaxed in Mother Nature, particularly in the tropics near a cleansing sea and eating organic tropical food from the wild.


A New Way to Look

The book that is the subject of this review is Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism, by University of Chicago professor Robert A. Pape and originally published in 2005 but updated in 2006. The subject matter is an overview of the over 400 suicide terrorist missions that have been carried out between 1980 and 2005, as well as a discussion of what motivates campaigns of suicide terrorism around the world. The information contained in the work is truly a paradigm-shifter in terms of how suicide terrorism should be viewed and how the 'War on Terror" can be won.

The book was recently recommended by Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul in a reading list to Rudy Giuliani on the topic of American foreign policy and the motivations for suicide terrorism. During a presidential candidates' debate in South Carolina on May 15, Giuliani stated he had never heard of Paul's explanation of the 9/11 attacks against America, and Paul decided a reading assignment was in order. As a ten-term Congressman and author of numerous books on monetary and foreign policy, and the most ardent defender of personal liberty and less-intrusive government, Paul's recommendations should carry great weight in the political arena. He often refers to history and analysis to back up his arguments, and has recommended Pape's Dying to Win several times during his campaign thus far.


Amazing Holidays in Sri Lanka

Guys if you're thinking of spending your most memorable holiday in an isle of your dreams, come to Sri Lanka. Here's a guide to where you should visit for an experience of a lifetime.

Info: This tour is going to take you around the island and recommends places you can visit while you're spending your holiday here. Its based on my experience.

1) Landing at Katunayake International Airport.

2) Hire a cab from the arrival lounge and set off to NEGOMBO where the sun is shining and the ocean is filled with activities and you can get the best natural tan.

3) When you're done lets head up to ANURADHAPURA. The city of heritage and culture. Its where the ancient kingdoms were made and the rulers of the country lived. Its the longest journey you're going to take in this vacation. Time on the road 4 hours.


Backpacking Information on Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA

Population: 19.4 million (UN, 2005)

Capital: Colombo (commercial), Sri Jayawardenepura (administrative)

Area: 65,610 sq km (25,332 sq miles)

Major languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English

Major religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity

Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: Sri Lankan rupee

The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka is oddly labelled by the Chinese as the "land without sorrow". The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a small nation is one of the most desired countries for travel in the South Asia region. And while the fright of the civil war or the 2004 tsunami is not good publicity for the tourism industry, Serendib, as Persians called it and whence English takes "serendipity" from, is severely calm and serene in more ways than one, inland and on the seas.


Blue Ocean Strategy Set Your Company

For twenty-five years, competition has been at the heart of corporate strategy. Today, one can hardly speak of strategy without involving the language of competition: competitive strategy, competitive benchmarking, building competitive advantages, and beating the competition. Such focus on the competition traces back to corporate strategy's roots in military strategy. The very language of corporate strategy is deeply imbued with military references-chief executive "officers" in "headquarters," "troops" on the "front lines," and fighting over a defined battlefield.

Blue Ocean denotes the industries that not existence today - the unknown market space or market unattained by competition. Blue Ocean strategy provides a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant. This framework had been presented by Mr. Kim W Chan and Mauborgne Renee in their most sellable book entitle "Blue Ocean Strategy - How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant".


Blue Ocean Strategy

Handling competition effectively to get appreciable market share and achieve profitability has always been a great challenge to most companies. This is why I want us to examine this book entitled "Blue Ocean Strategy". It is co-authored by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Kim is the Boston Consulting Group Bruce D. Henderson chair professor of Strategy and International Management at INSEAD; while Renee Mauborgne is the INSEAD distinguished fellow and professor of Strategy and Management.

According to Kim and Mauborgne, companies have long engaged in head-to-head competition in search of sustained and profitable growth. They add that companies have fought for competitive advantage, battled over market share and struggled for differentiation. The authors say yet in today's overcrowded industries, competing head-on results in nothing but a "red ocean" of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Kim and Mauborgne challenge everything one may know about the requirements for strategic success and contend that while most companies compete within such red oceans, the strategy is increasingly unlikely to create profitable growth in the future.


City Hospitality of the Hotels in Colombo

Sri Lanka may be a tiny island located in the Indian Ocean, yet this island must have been filled with breathtaking beauty of nature as well as cultural and scenic attractions. No other places in the world seem to compare to the bewitching beauty and charm that the island have for tourists and visitors. Wherever you may come from, you'd easily fall for the beaches, ancient cities, wildlife, national parks, the warm, and tropical all year weather as well as the hospitable people. No wonder many visitors believe that Sri Lanka is a divine island paradise. If you are planning a visit, hotels in Colombo Sri Lanka provide a welcoming accommodation for weary travelers. You will not find it hard to book a hotel online or while you are still planning an island holiday.


Cruise Lines Exclusive Private Islands

When choosing a Caribbean cruise you may well come across some islands you never even knew existed. Princess Cays, Labadee and CocoCay are all examples, and they all have one thing in common; they are used exclusively by the cruise lines who own them. So, forget busy ports, hassling street vendors and uncertain territory, and arrive in style at your own private island instead!

The majority of these islands are far too small for locals to reside in, and therefore have been leased out to the cruise companies, providing an exclusive getaway for cruise passengers and a valuable income for the local governments. The cruise lines have transformed the once "dead land" into their own mini paradise islands.


Do They Play Cricket

Any criticism of cricket is justifiable grounds for regime change and nation building. As agreed in a recent college class on terrorism, cricket when played properly (i.e. to lose) is the drinking man's baseball. For the sake of clarity, no Englishman can discuss terrorism and cricket at the same time, because global terrorism is quite simply "just not cricket".

Cricket can be contrasted to modern foreign policy because, played properly, the very idea of a "we win, you lose" premise is not an issue. Cricket, particularly global-village cricket, has to be played with either a lose-lose or lose-win philosophy. The exceptions to this are Australia and South Africa who both practice beforehand (which is unsporting) and cannot tell the difference between cricket and foreign policy anyway. See John Howard's technique for presenting winners' medals*. Countries that do not play cricket are seldom successful in the foreign relations aspects of government.