I have a feed on this site which comes from another site I set up about rural criteria for subsistence in Alaska. Comments to the federal board are needed before 1 Nov 2013
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I can’t figure out how to post at both nlogs, so i must direct you to the site. Sorry.
Dr Perea’s paper has a listing of Alaska Native Ph.D.s which complements the existing list previously mentioned American Indian and Alaska Native Ph.D.s in the US– How many? Who are they?
Her paper has just been posted at Academia, http://www.academia.edu/4210414/A_Tribalography_of_Alaska_Native_Presence_In_Academia
Jessica Bissett Perea 2013 “A Tribalography of Alaska Native Presence in Academia.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 37 (3) pp. 3-27. Invited essay for special issue “Reducing Barriers to Native American Student Success in Higher Education: Challenges and Best Practices,” ed. Robert Keith Collins.
Alaska native men and Women with Earned Research Doctorates
Background: In South Africa, respiratory protective equipment is often the primary control method used to protect workers. This preliminary study investigated how well a common disposable P2 respirator fitted persons with a range of facial dimensions. Methods: Quantitative respirator fit tests were performed on 29 volunteers from different racial, gender and face size groups. Two facial dimensions width (bizygomatic) and length (menton-sellion) were measured for all participants. Results: In this study 13.8% of the participants demonstrated a successful fit with the medium sized mask. These included participants from three different racial and both gender groups. The large percentage of failed fit tests (86%) indicates that reliance on off-the-shelf respirators could be problematic in South Africa. Conclusions: The limitations of this preliminary study notwithstanding, respirator fit appear to be associated with individual facial characteristics and are not specific to racial/ethnic or gender characteristics.
This is one reason why I think the Totobobo mask is so useful. It is much easier to modify the mask to fit different faces. The Totobobo mask really needs to be tested in a place like Alaska where we have faces from many different populations. See the Flickr set at Respirators masks for pandemics, volcanoes, dust, woodworking, cycling
Primary entry about respirators is Masks — Types, Choosing (PPE)
Technorati Tags: masks, respirators, PPE, preparedness, Totobobo, anthropometry
One reader races pigeons. He originally asked about Geomagnetic storm alerts, http://ykalaska.wordpress.com/2006/09/20/geomagnetic-storm-alerts/
and discussed here- Pigeons, geomagnetic storms, and auroras
And then tried out the real-time maps of storms and whether that would improve his birds performance–
Hi Pam, Since I started using the information that you gave to me, my racing performance has gone up drastically. My losses are down and my winning is up. I send very few birds when the warnings are high, which result in fewer losses and when it is low I send a few more of the higher pedigree birds and the winnings are up. Thank you very much for your input. I will start racing again in August of this year and will keep you informed as to the results. I will definitely be using this information on my birds during their training this summer also, as I take them out as far as 100 miles on training tosses. thanks again.
Avian Navigation (pdf file)
Roswitha Wiltschko and Wolfgang Wiltschko
The Auk 126(4):717–743, 2009.
American Ornithologists’ Union, 2009. Special Reviews in Ornithology
Site Search Tags: auroras, birds, pigeons, sunspots, geomagnetic+storms, migration
This is an interesting question that came in, that I hope readers may know more about than I do–
I am a dentist and have a purely academic query — which has a better antimicrobial spectrum: Chloroxylenol or Benzalkonium chloride?
I’ll have to try looking that up. As an anthropologist, I suspect the answer will be different depending on
– the type of organism targeted
– the intended use (hands? instruments? countertops?)
– ease or thoroughness of use
plus, whatever the chemistry shows.
Can anyone help?
see also earlier posts
Site Search Tags: Dettol, Lysol, antimicrobial, disinfection, query
ClustrMaps Current Country Totals
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Jill Seaman, MD was one of the 2009 MacArthur Fellows, just announced. Her fellowship was for
adapting the tools of 21st-century medicine to treat infectious diseases endemic to Southern Sudan….
Jill Seaman is a physician committed to delivering and improving treatment for infectious diseases endemic to Old Fangak, Sudan one of the most remote, impoverished, and war-torn regions of the world….
She spends the remaining portion of each year in Bethel, Alaska, providing health services to Yup’ik Eskimo communities.
Read more about
Q. What is the MacArthur Fellowship? A. The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future. The fellowship is designed to provide recipients with the flexibility to pursue their creative activities in the absence of specific obligations or reporting requirements. There are no limits on age or area of activity. Individuals cannot apply for this award; they must be nominated.
Site Search Tags: Bethel, YKHC, MacArthur+Foundation, Unorganized+Borough, Third+World, medicine
A year ago I heard the news announcement about John McCain’s pick for his VP2B– I nearly fell out of bed (and I have a futon) because I knew more about governing than Sarah Palin and I knew I wasn’t prepared to be President.
The national media had trouble pronouncing Palin’s name and suddenly everyone was searching for the city of Nowhere, Alaska.
See Mudflats take– A Year of Sarah Palin. What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been.
Site Search Tags: Sarah+Palin, blog+stats, Nowhere
These things are nearly 6 feet tall. They seem to stem from the cabbage family.
Downtown trifids ready