This book looks at the history and future of the UK State Pension. It explores the affordability of this benefit, and challenges the idea that the State Pension Age should be the main tool for controlling costs. Instead, it examines the concept of means-testing, showing how the State Pension can be made more affordable whilst remaining equitable.
The Indian Ocean Tsunami, which devastated 70 percent of Sri Lanka’s coastline and killed an estimated 35,000 people, was remarkable both for the magnitude of the disaster and for the unprecedented scale of the relief and recovery operations mounted by national and international agencies. The reconstruction process was soon hampered by political patronage, by the competing efforts of hundreds of foreign humanitarian organizations, and by the ongoing civil war. The book is framed within this larger political and social context, offering descriptions and comparisons between two regions (southwest vs. eastern coast) and four ethnic communities (Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, and Burghers) to illustrate how disaster relief unfolded in a culturally pluralistic political landscape. Approaching the issue from four disciplinary perspectives - anthropology, demography, political science, and disaster studies - chapters by experts in the field analyse regional and ethnic patterns of post-tsunami reconstruction according to different sectors of Sri Lankan society. Demonstrating the key importance of comprehending the local cultural contexts of disaster recovery processes, the book is a timely and useful contribution to the existing literature.
To Danny, Joel (fearless of sharks) and Steve of Daytona Beach, and Raul of Long Beach, surfing is first and foremost. The surfers lives unfold in adventure as well as misadventure and romance. Surfer girls follow the young surfers from beach to beach. Some of them find marriage relationships along the way. These surfers' adventures involve Captain Mac's boat and Raul's airplane as well as surfing. The surfers experience driving through hurricanes after the police are gone from the highways, plane crashes, title waves and boat wrecks and surfing in the wake of storms. They chase the storm's wake to surf the killer surf. They surf around the world and the story climaxes in Palm Beach after Hurricane Floyd moves off the South Florida Coast.
This is the wonderful story of six teddy bears who live on an imaginary island called, 'Kahuna Island'. In keeping with Kahuna philosophy, the teddies strive to attain a higher mental awareness by living a life of fun-filled peace and harmony. Now they face the ultimate challenge of saving their island from a mighty tsunami wave that threatens to destroy everything in it's path...Supported with beautifull illustrations by the legendary marine artist, 'Stephen Bibb...'
Find FREE chapter quizzes online Discover important events that shaped the nation Get to know the superstars of the past Don't miss a moment of U.S. history The United States is undergoing a period of intense political and social change. From the rise of the Tea Party to social media's effect on American life and politics, this new edition fills in the gaps of this nation's story. This book guides you through the events that shaped the nation, from pre-Columbian civilizations to the 21st century. It's all here—you'll find all the wars, leaders, and eras that explain and demonstrate how the past influences the future. Inside... Get an overview of U.S. history Learn about major movements Discover how the U.S. came of age Explore iconic cultural moments Find out how the country faced adversity Get to know historical U.S. documents FREE 1-year access to chapter quizzes online!
Proceedings of the Second International Symposium, Honoring Professor Robert L. Wiegel, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 25-28, 1993
Author: Orville T. Magoon
Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
This collection, which honors Professor Robert L. Wiegel, contains 79 papers presented at the Second International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 25-28, 1993. Sponsored by the Waterways, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division of ASCE.
Springboard Into the Profitability, Productivity, and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce
Author: Nadine O. Vogel
Publisher: Paramount Market Pub
Category: Business & Economics
If you are looking for the perfect employee, Nadine Vogel urges you to consider people with disabilities, parents of children with special needs, and older workersthe people she includes in the special needs workforce. In her opening chapter, Vogel cites these facts: * People with disabilities are more likely to stay with an employer than their non-disabled counterparts. Older workers also have reduced turnover rates. * People with disabilities consistently meet or exceed job performance and productivity expectations. * People with disabilities have a well-deserved reputation (backed up by research) for innovation. Accustomed to adapting to a variety of situations, they are often quick to troubleshoot, formulate new ideas, and adopt cutting-edge solutions. * Absentee rates are lower for people with disabilities and for older workers, compared with "typical employees." With the beginning of the retirement years for baby boomers and smaller cohorts following them, the available labor pool in the United States is diminishing. But even if the current economic situation means that more people stay in their jobs longer, Vogel points out that older workers are often dealing with some sort of disability and may need some extra support from their employers. In this readable book, Vogel takes you through what you need to know to make the most of this creative workforce and includes a directory of resources as well as interviews with executives from today's leading corporations showing best practices in the critical areas of dealing with disability in the workplace.