Sep 10

Submitted by: Dianna Malkowski

If you are a caregiver for a senior who is dealing with incontinence there may be a variety of different products that you will need to help manage it. While the focus of most sites and stores is to educate you about the products (adult style diapers), that the patient with incontinence will wear it is important to know that there are other products available that will help you to better manage the issues that surround incontinence. In addition, the use of these items will provide comfort for the elderly. If you are a caregiver or a senior with incontinence, it is important to know about these products and how they can help. Here is what you need to know about incontinence products beyond adult diapers.

Wipes-There are a variety of wipes that are available for either the senior to use on their own, or if care giving is extensive, for the caregiver to use when cleaning the elderly patient who has incontinence. These wipes are specially formulated to be gentle on the skin and help reduce the irritation that incontinence can bring to sensitive older skin. This is crucial since older skin is more prone to breakdown and the possibility of infection. These wipes are usually disposable to help maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. They can be found on many sites that sell incontinence products.

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Gloves-Due to the hygienic issues that surround incontinence caregivers may need to have a ready stock of glove on hand. These can be helpful when cleaning up accidents or providing care for the elderly loved one. The gloves can be ordered in bulk to insure that there are plenty available when needed.

Under pads-These types of pads can be used to provide additional protection for either the bed or chair of the senior who has incontinence. These are easily laid out on the chair or bed and are specially designed to be highly absorbent. It is important to know that these pads come both in disposable and washable types. Caregivers will need to determine which type works best for the situation for the senior in their care.

Skin care products-One of the most serious problems for seniors with incontinence, is the risk of having skin problems. Older skin breaks down easily and needs care to prevent sores and other openings that put the senior at risk of infection. Incontinence poses a risk to older skin due to the effects of urine and fecal matter against the skin. This can be mitigated somewhat by using products that are specially designed to care for and treat older skin. These products are usually available in a product line that includes: gentle body washes, shampoos and lotions that can help to heal and protect skin. Many come in fragrance free or hyper-allergenic formulas for even more protection.

The Caregiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their care giving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company s web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson s to prostate cancer as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids.

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Sep 10
US Department of Health proposes priorities for flu vaccine distribution

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Draft guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in November have established a series of tiers and categories for distribution of scarce vaccine in the event of pandemic flu. These guidelines give strong preference for emergency responders, military and national security personnel, and socially important occupations, such as top politicians, energy sector and communications personnel, bankers, and newborn infants. Distribution of vaccine to the elderly occupies a low priority, especially in the event of a severe pandemic with a case-fatality rate of 2% or more causing more than 1.8 million deaths. The scheme differs significantly from that proposed in Britain in 2005, which gave high priority to the elderly, noting that most of the deaths in recent years – ranging from 12,000 to 29,000 annually – were in elderly patients.

U.S. 2007 Britain 2005
Tier 1. Deployed/mission critical national security, health care providers, police, fire, vaccine manufacturers, top politicians Priority 1. Health care workers, nursing home staff
Tier 1*. Pregnant women, infants (*Sub-tier plan places at lower priority than other Tier 1) Priority 2. Fire, police, security, communications, utilities, undertakers, armed forces
Tier 2. Intelligence, border, national guard, other domestic national security, community support, electricity, natural gas, communications, water, critical government personnel, children, household contacts of infants Priority 3. High medical risk (e.g. diabetes, immunosuppressed)
Priority 4. All over 65 years of age
Tier 3. Other active duty military, important health care, transport, food, banking, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil sector personnel, postal and other government, children Priority 5. Selected industries, e.g. pharmaceuticals
Tier 4. High risk conditions, all over 65 years of age Priority 6. Children
Tier 5. General public Priority 7. General public

The plan is open to public comment under U.S. Federal Register guidelines until December 31.

Sep 10
The Lancet study suggests inactivity now as deadly as smoking
The Lancet study suggests inactivity now as deadly as smoking

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A report published by public-health journal The Lancet suggests living a sedentary lifestyle is now as-fatal for individuals as smoking. Compiled by 33 research workers, the report speaks of a “pandemic” in which an estimated one-in-three adults worldwide are inactive, leading to approximately 5.3 million fatalities from this.

Research for The Lancet established people in higher-income countries are more inactive than those where lower incomes prevail. The study indicated nearly two-in-three adults in the United Kingdom are not active enough. “Roughly three of every 10 individuals aged 15 years or older — about 1.5 billion people — do not reach present physical activity recommendations,” states the report, publicised in the approach to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Pedro Hallal, a lead researcher for the study, explained: “With the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games, sport and physical activity will attract tremendous worldwide attention. Although the world will be watching elite athletes from many countries compete in sporting events […] most spectators will be quite inactive. The global challenge is clear – make physical activity a public health priority throughout the world to improve health and reduce the burden of disease.” Faculty of Public Health president Professor Lindsey Davies spoke of a similar theory: “We need to do all we can to make it easy for people to look after their health and get active as part of their daily lives […] Our environment has a significant part to play. For example, people who feel unsafe in their local park will be less likely to use it.” According to BBC Health, exercising can assist in strengthening one’s bones, as well as assisting with issues such as insomnia and depression.

However, BBC News Online reported the comparison of a sedentary lifestyle with smoking has been called into question, as smoking is more likely to cause death. At-issue is comparing the number of smokers with the significantly lower number of individuals living sedentary lifestyles. Dr. Claire Knight from Cancer Research UK asserts: “When it comes to preventing cancer, stopping smoking is by far the most important thing you can do.”

Sep 7
Exploration And Study Of Bamboo Fiber

By Lanbo Jiang

Chinese people have always loved bamboo, China is the world’s research, training and utilization of bamboo, the first country. Long history of bamboo bamboo fiber available culture is greatly looking forward to and loved the psychological basis of …… from bamboo in Chinese history and cultural development and spiritual and cultural formation of the enormous role of bamboo and Chinese poetry and landscape painting has a long history of relationship building, and Bamboo is closely related with people’s lives is not difficult to see that China deserves to be called as the “bamboo civilized country.” No one kind of bamboo plant can be as human civilization as such far reaching impact, China’s “bamboo culture” thus goes back.

Bamboo grows fast, strong adaptability, and also has a wide range of uses. Bamboo and people’s lives, involve the use of bamboo clothing, food, shelter, transportation, use of all. In the apparel side, bamboo clothing of the Chinese people play an important role in the origin and development. Qin and Han dynasties appeared with a bamboo cloth, take bamboo crown, made of bamboo products bamboo rain shoes, bamboo hats, bamboo umbrella, still in use. Bamboo fabric Lingnan region in the Tang Dynasty was an important tribute to one of the several counties, or the ancient people of bamboo decorative material on the bamboo culture of contribution to human clothing. Bamboo and the relationship of human life, as Su stated: “Bamboo shoots for food, home bamboo tile, set by bamboo raft, cooking, bamboo, bamboo clothes are leather, books are bamboo paper, bamboo shoes, you can not really be said day gentleman has. “

Extraction of natural bamboo fiber. Although bamboo is so well known, cherished, was so widely used in life, but the processed bamboo fiber, textile and apparel products produced in recent years or something. Can be said that humans and bamboo have Qiefu of “close contact” is developed from the beginning of the bamboo fiber.Bamboo fiber is extracted from the bamboo as a green environmentally friendly fibers, the main composition is cellulose, the fiber diameter of 0.03 0.18mm fiber length 10 40mm. Water content is less than or equal to 15%. Compared with other fibers, due to its high environmental protection, good ventilation, a unique elasticity, water absorption and a strong vertical and horizontal strength of good features, but more and more industry attention by and utilization. Since the special structure of bamboo fiber, natural cross section of a high degree of “hollow”, industry experts said the bamboo fiber is “breathing fabric.”

After the bamboo fiber is a special processing, handling and without any chemical additives produced by the natural, green products, the value of its length and fineness of cotton fibers than the rich, slightly more hollow and porous, stiffness also be greater, both high absorbent capacity and good air permeability, as well as the unique resilience, and a series of advantages compared to cotton fibers. Bamboo fiber covered with oval cross section of the pores, you can instantly absorb and evaporate water; bamboo fiber is difficult to place mildew, easy to breed bacteria. Made with the fabric, feel smooth and delicate, full and quite broad, with strong breathable air permeability; with clothing made of fibers than valuables, there is no sense of restraint, freedom of movement, unrestrained, relaxed and comfortable wearing sense and feel good. Combined with years of cultural accumulation of bamboo, bamboo fiber clothing appear very popular.

Bamboo fiber has many advantages, can be summarized as the following five areas:

1. green. Production of bamboo fiber bamboo grows in the mountain environment from the use of pesticides, 100% bamboo fiber can degrade, is pollution free environment friendly fiber. Used in high tech production process, making it without any chemical additives remaining natural fiber.

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2. cool type fiber. Bamboo is the only cool type of natural fiber, this fiber is a natural hollow, plum shaped cross section arranged in a highly breathable, warm and good, to avoid the traditional cylindrical fibers with poor ventilation defects, filling a natural cool Fiber blank.

3. health care function. Natural honey with bamboo bamboo fiber and pectin components, the composition is useful for skin health, bamboo fiber UV capability, this fiber production of spring and summer on the skin better UV protection.

4. recovery, and can be machine washable, non iron, fiber dyeing good. Since the natural resilience of bamboo, bamboo fiber production of fabrics has strong stability and crease resistant, machine washable and have a good effect free ironing, great convenience to the consumer. Bamboo fiber dyeing performance, easy to color, color fastness in 3.5 above.

5. the natural antibacterial properties of bamboo fiber. Bamboo in natural environment can be kept free of insects, not rotten, because bamboo is a natural antibacterial ingredients exist in the “bamboo benzoquinone.” In the production process of bamboo fiber, through continuous testing, preservation of its natural anti bacterial antimicrobial function, and adopted the Shanghai Institute of Preventive Medicine, Japan Textile Inspection Association test. Bamboo fiber can fight the bacteria, including golden staph, pneumonia bacteria, green bacteria and E. coli concentration.

Throughout Europe and the United States market, with clothing made of bamboo fiber fabric has become a favorite of consumers. According to the media description, in the Japanese market, a women made of bamboo fiber coats the market price up to 500 U.S. dollars. “Paper with bamboo dress clothes” has become a female fashion consumer. The reason why bamboo fiber apparel favored by the international market, not only by the return to nature and source of evergreen plants, sake, more importantly, it has the incomparable advantage of other fibers, such as the excellent colorability, rebound, drape, wear resistance, antimicrobial resistance, especially moisture, put wet, breathability and top all the first fiber. Bamboo fiber cross section are covered with large and small gaps, can absorb and evaporate water in an instant, the hot summer wear bamboo fiber fabric making clothes, It was especially cool. There is a growing awareness of the importance of health when, wearing clothing made of bamboo fiber and healthy new trend of fashion.

Bamboo fiber clothing advantages:

1. absorbing or releasing moisture, breathable clothing for all types of fiber head; wear comfortable, do not leave sweat, chill, in particular, people feel especially cool in summer. Dongnuanxialiang wearability with.

2. good natural antibacterial, antimicrobial function, skin injury.

3. significant UV protection, especially against UV in human skin cancer.

4. soft, smooth, with a special bamboo texture and drape, easy care.

5. bright colors, has a special luster. Excellent dyeing, color fastness, do not produce toxic effects on people.6, wear and pilling, easy scratch.Bamboo fiber clothing biggest advantages: moisture absorbing comfort, anti ultraviolet, anti bacterial.

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Mar 10
Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

Thursday, July 3, 2014 

Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm.

Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ permission, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars lost. The Senate enquiry called for a Royal Commission into the bank, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Mr Narev stated the bank’s performance in providing financial advice was “unacceptable”, and the bank was launching a scheme to compensate clients who lost money due to the planners’ actions.

In a statement Mr Narev said, “Poor advice provided by some of our advisers between 2003 and 2012 caused financial loss and distress and I am truly sorry for that. […] There have been changes in management, structure and culture. We have also invested in new systems, implemented new processes, enhanced adviser supervision and improved training.”

An investigation by Fairfax Media instigated the Senate inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division and ASIC.

Whistleblower Jeff Morris, who reported the misconduct of the bank to ASIC six years ago, said in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald that neither the bank nor ASIC should be in control of the compensation program.

Mar 10
South African prosecutors charge ANC leader Jacob Zuma with corruption

Saturday, December 29, 2007 


Corruption-related charges have been brought against Jacob Zuma, the newly-elected leader of the African National Congress (ANC), according to his lawyer. A trial is scheduled to begin on August 14, 2008.

The charges stem from an arms deal with a French company, which is alleged to have involved bribes and fraud. Zuma’s financial adviser at the time, Schabir Shaik, was convicted in 2005 of attempting to solicit a bribe of US$72,500 per year from the arms company on Zuma’s behalf and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Zuma was fired as deputy president in 2005 by South African President Thabo Mbeki due to the scandal.

Two-term ANC leader Mbeki recently lost an ANC leadership contest to Jacob Zuma, who garnered about 60 percent of delegate votes in his win.

Zuma had been charged with corruption in 2005, but the case was dismissed on procedural grounds. Michael Hulley, Zuma’s defence lawyer, indicated that they will strongly contest the new charges in court. Hulley also suggested that the South African government’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and its anti-organised crime division known as The Scorpions, have carried out a smear campaign against Zuma.

“These charges will be vigorously defended, in the context of the belief that the Scorpions (NPA) have acted wrongly and with improper motive calculated to discredit Mr. Zuma and ensure that he play no leadership role in the political future of our country,” said Michael Hulley in a statement.

Given that the ANC has been the governing party in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994, it is likely that Jacob Zuma could become the next president after general elections in 2009. Zuma has said, however, that he would resign if he was found guilty by the courts.

Jan 17
How A Vehicle Tracking System Brings Up Your Bottom Line

How a Vehicle Tracking System Brings Up Your Bottom Line



A GPS vehicle tracking system is the perfect partner for any fleet company or transport business. Tracking systems have enabled hundreds of UK haulage concerns to drag their bottom lines up out of the depths and present much more agile end of year figures, thanks to the versatility of their controlling software.

The software in a GPS tracking system allows users to build meaningful reports as well as knowing where their fleet vehicles are. The reports, over time, give key information about where the fleet’s performance is dragging the bottom line down – and that’s when the vehicle tracking system starts doing more than just telling you the location of all your trucks.

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The tracking software is able to deliver real time alerts when any unauthorised vehicle activity occurs. This activity is defined as unauthorised by the user. Typical user defined activity thresholds may include blocking vehicle use beyond a specified amount of driving time, in order to comply with the Working Time Directive. Fleet companies can face heavy fines if their drivers are found to be driving more than the legal limit of hours in any given day, week, or month period. By using the vehicle tracking system software to alert company owners and managers to over use, the companies in question are able to avoid fines that used to be routine annoyances: annoyances, of course, that quickly added up to real financial burdens. The system can also set up geofences – pre determined areas into which a vehicle may not go. When a vehicle enters a proscribed area the system lets you know about it. A vehicle tracking system is able to assist fleet companies in devising and implementing a series of Key Performance Indicators – all of which are necessary to track the overall productivity and behaviour of the company as a whole. Once the GPS system is in place, the company can track the milestones it sets with KPIs and so raise the bottom line to a more acceptable average. Typical KPIs, all facilitated by the GPS tracking system, include: general operational costs (like fuel bills and maintenance); improved operational practice; and improved customer service. Operating costs go down when vehicles set off alarms through unauthorised use. They won’t be used in an unauthorised way if staff knows that doing so sets off an alarm with the vehicle tracking system. Operational practice improves when the system is used to electronically fill out time sheets: a function that also helps fleet owners keep an eye on the Working Time Directive side of things. Customer Service improves when the company is able to notify its customers when a delivery is in progress, or 15 minutes from destination. The parameters of the operating system are such that the owner company can set an alarm to go off when a vehicle is a specified time from destination – and then send an update to a waiting customer.

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Jan 17
US stock markets reach 12-year lows

Thursday, March 5, 2009 

US stock markets dropped to twelve-year lows on Thursday, amidst falling confidence in the financial sector and worries over whether the US automobile manufacturer General Motors will be able to keep operating.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 4.08%, or 280.52 points, at the closing bell, reaching a level of 6595.32, a new 12-year low. The Nasdaq Composite lost 54.15 points, or 4%, to 1299.59, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 plunged by 30.27 points, or 4.25%, closing at 682.60.

Every stock in the Dow Jones, other than Wal-Mart, either lost ground or remained even, and all stocks in the S&P 500 index lost ground.

General Motors’ shares lost 15.5% after the auto firm announced that its auditors had “substantial doubt” over whether it would be able to keep operating.

Shares of financial companies were lower by nine percent, with Bank of America losing 11.7% and Citigroup falling by 9.7%.

“What’s most worrisome is that we haven’t hit the crescendo yet,” said Bill Groeneveld, the head trader for vFinance Investments. “Asset-management divisions are getting calls to just liquidate everything, and we haven’t seen the big players come back in at all.”

“This is one of the worst bear markets in the last 100 years; it started out with the credit crisis and the subprime [loans], but it is like a forest fire that has raced across the clearing and ignited other parts: Autos, auto parts, the insurance companies have been hit very hard. The credit crisis is causing an unraveling of industry after industry because the banks don’t lend,” said David Dreman, the chief investment officer of Dreman Value Management.

European markets were also lower today, with the London’s FTSE index losing 3.2% and the DAX index of Germany falling by five percent.

Oct 11
Bombay Dyeing Bed Sheets With Price Options Online
Bombay Dyeing Bed Sheets with Price Options Online



Bombay Dyeing bed sheets have already caught the attention of thousands of customers all across the globe, for their superb quality, luxurious texture, most beautiful shades and wonderful prints. The biggest attraction however is the price options at which they are available online. Bed sheets online look extremely attractive and hygienic to look at. Your family and your guests are sure to appreciate the exclusive Bombay Dyeing bed sheets you purchase online. If you are looking towards maintaining a proper and prim bed then besides the Bombay Dyeing bed sheets, the Sanganeri print bed sheets also make a great choice.

Online shopping for Bombay dyeing bed sheets, pillow covers or pillow cases, duvet covers, cushions has been helping people a lot these days. Online shopping allows shoppers to have a good look at the Bombay dyeing bed sheets images, designs, patterns, styles, prices, etc at a button s click on the sites, online. To complement the bedding and bed, you can also add an appropriately sized sofa cum bed also in the bedroom adding two nice looking cushions as well.

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Some people love to also flaunt ribbon work on cushions on their beds too these days. They look really great especially in the unique prints and designs they are available. If you have a bed in traditional style then you can opt for the Sanganeri cotton bed sheets, Sanganeri pillow covers and cushions. Even your sofa in classic style can be enhanced with these cushions and pillows. No second invitation is required with a name like Bombay Dyeing producing the best of double bed sheets, cushions, cushions covers and pillow covers.

The going is better than what it was before with the advent of online shopping for one of the finest bed sheet brands in the world. Lifestyles are changing and people always keep looking towards getting their money s worth. Bombay Dyeing bed sheets online shopping in the latest variety, patterns, designs and prints can be ordered for. To suit your traditional and contemporary decor the Bombay Dyeing bed sheets with price like never before and the Sanganeri bed sheets are best suited. One of the finest additions to any bedroom is a great looking sofa. The bedding as well as sofa can look more attractive and welcoming and give the room a lift. Blocks of colour are broken up by cushions for wooden sofa with greatest ease.

To make the bed appear as inviting and sumptuous as ever, just buy cushions online India from Bombay Dyeing or Sanganeri cushions. To complement the sofa and the double bed sheet you will need to pick right sized cushions, colours and prints. You can buy cushions online in large, medium, small size and in the choicest shapes to work wonders for your bedroom. Wooden couches with cushions can enhance the look of any bedroom. The couch choice must be relevant to the bed size. A large sized cushion for a small sized bed will not suit nor will a small sized cushion for a large bed. So take your time, ensure the best purchase online and lift the right tone for the bedroom.

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Oct 10
2008 YODEX Review: Varied competitions, Vast creations

Monday, May 26, 2008 

The 27th Young Designers’ Exhibition 2008, recognized by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) as the largest show of student creations, recently ended Sunday May 18. It was held at the Taipei World Trade Center. Improvements and expansions were seen with 107 academical and industrial units. Different design competitions participated and showcased their products and also received awards.

It’s no doubt that companies related to design and cultural industries want to discover creative talents from academical units in this exhibition. However, most companies still try to showcase different conceptional and applicative products in order to promote Taiwan’s designs into the world market. A typical example is Fora Series, a photo-voltaic product series by the Tsann Kuen Trans-nation Group.

Before entering into their careers, students participated in this show and showcased varied styles that differ from the usual industrial businesspeople. To get more opportunities and in order to interact with the design and cultural industries, students also participated in vast competitions and tried to get the top places. Some students also tried to design conceptional products in conjunction with industrial designs, especially in some design competitions.

In summary, not only did the 2008 YODEX, have companies which can discover talents and showcase achievements of industrial design in the exhibition, but students can make their stages to showcase excellences from their creations in several competitions related to YODEX.

Roland MDX-540 design machine, often used in industrial design.Image: Rico Shen.

“EasTea / WesTea”, Gold Award winner from “2008 Wow Taiwan Design Award”.Image: Rico Shen.

“Rely On” the chair, designed by National Cheng-kung University, won the Gold Award in the product design of “2008 the 8th-annual Young Designers’ Competition”.Image: Rico Shen.

“Play”, a conceptional motorcycle by Suzuki.Image: Rico Shen.

Fora “Catch”, an energy-saving product applied with photovoltaic.Image: Rico Shen.

Not only “The 2011 IDA Congress”, the TDC also set up a conceptional sculpture to promote “The 2009 Taipei Cow Parade”.Image: Rico Shen.

Kun-shan University of Technology won “2008 the 8th-annual YODEX Interior Design Competition” with main theme “Beyond Reality”.Image: Rico Shen.

Chang-jung University participated in this exhibition with “Bamboo” theme.Image: Rico Shen.

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