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age sets

age-related corporate social groupings, more usually of men, which form an important basis of social organization, especially within SEGMENTARY SOCIETIES. Such age sets create a pattern of social relationships, crosscutting KINSHIP or DESCENT, performing ceremonial sociopolitical and economic functions which may include the ownership of property
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Can we continue to base our retirement on the age set in 1945, when the average lifespan was some 25 years less?
Kenyan boys in the U-14 age set had an easy outing over Rwanda, picking a 3-0 win.
After 25 years, the data revealed that white men who exceeded three times the recommended guidelines were at an increased risk of accumulating fat on their arteries by the time middle age set in.
Most became less active as middle age set in, but one in three upped their efforts.
It is also untenable; with people living longer and the state pension age set to rise over the coming years, our outlooks on older workers are going to have to change.
At the 2017 Annual Meeting, all of the directors with terms expiring at the 2017 Annual Meeting (Robert Alspaugh, Jan Carlson, Aicha Evans, Leif Johansson, David Kepler, Franz-Josef Kortum, Xiaozhi Liu, James Ringler, Kazuhiko Sakamoto and Wolfgang Ziebart) will be nominated for re-election with the exception of George Lorch, who has informed the company that he will not stand for re-election at the 2017 Annual Meeting, as he has reached the retirement age set forth in the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines.
Mandatory retirement is simply age discrimination, forcing someone out of a job because they've reached some arbitrary age set by their employer.
He said that this would not be a 'throwback to a barbarian age,' noting that Singapore and the United States have the minimum age set at 7 years old.
Designer Colin Richmond's cartooncoloured jazz age set is also bright, breezy and fun, scattered with glowing jigsaw pieces and graffitied noughts and crosses.
When the Reformers dissolved the Catholic monasteries and retained for church hierarchies the sole authority to initiate mission efforts, an unfortunate 270-year Protestant mission ice age set in.
He warned that although there is no legal age set, parents can be prosecuted if children are left if they are likely to be at risk.
With the state pension age set to increase steadily over the coming years, it is even more important that you understand your overall picture so you can plan for your retirement," said Mr Male.