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23, 2011)Working 24 hours a day in 12-hour shifts, 46 Jordanians and nine French nationals have dug 29 trenches to accelerate the uranium mine development process, which often takes up to 15 years, to clear the way for mining activities as early as 2012, according to Jordanian-French Uranium Mining Company (JFUMC) General Manager Gilles Recoche.
"This project is important to AREVA and we recognise its importance to the country of Jordan," he told The Jordan Times, noting that the central Jordan project has the highest exploration budget of all AREVA activities in 32 countries, accounting for some 15 per cent of the French firm's exploration funds.
Within the fertile zone, uranium is found near the surface level at an average grade of 400 parts per million, or grammes of uranium per tonne, results have shown.

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By the year 2030, 1 in every 5 Americans will be over 65 years of age. Elders can play a vital role in the course of the family and our society. We are at a pivotal moment in history. In many ways, grandparenting is at a crossroads – and we can all play a role in choosing the path it takes. We can choose to redefine it, recognize it, validate it, support it, and celebrate it in a way that empowers all generations.

The title "parent" is an honorable one. People are proud when they become "parents." Many people describe the birth of their first child as one of the most momentous events of their life. But the title "grandparent" seems to be a bit more loaded. Perhaps it's because "grandparent" is often perceived to be synonymous with "old," which is considered a "bad" or undesirable thing in our youth-obsessed culture. Grandparenting is certainly about generations, but not necessarily about old age – especially today as active, educated, healthy baby boomers head into their grandparenting years. Perhaps the title "grandparent" is also more complicated because it isn't something we have direct control over. Someone else chooses when we become a grandparent. With the birth of their first grandchild, many grandparents experience a mixture of emotions – pleasure, tension, anxiety, gratitude, resentment – as well as positive and negative expectations of themselves and their adult children.

Fundamentally though, grandparenting is, well, just that – grand. The definition of "grand" is: magnificent; splendid; noble; wonderful or very pleasing; of great importance and distinction. Why wouldn't someone want that title? Grandparenthood can be a "second chance." People often feel they weren't able to spend as much time with their children when they were young as they would have liked, or they made some mistakes they've learned from. Grandchildren are a fresh start. Grandparenting can offer many of the joys and benefits of parenting, without many of the hassles, constraints, and day-to-day responsibilities. The grandparent/grandchild relationship is also a very important one – second in emotional importance only to the parent/child relationship.

Today's grandparents range in age from 30 to 110 years old, and grandchildren range from newborns to retirees. The dramatic increases in long, healthy lives, coupled with the fact that an increasing number of teens are bearing children, have produced a society in which three quarters of us can expect to become a grandparent and to remain in that role for many years, eventually becoming great-grandparents too. Research shows the grandparent role tends to be more important for the working class, for the less educated, for those who are older, for those who are unemployed or retired, for widows, and for those who are not involved in community affairs. There are no clearly-defined societal rules or expectations for being a grandparent. Relationships between grandparents and grandchildren are in many ways optional and individually specified.

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Research has shown that the degree of closeness between a grandparent and a grandchild is affected by several dimensions: affection (emotional closeness); association (frequency of contact); consensus (levels of agreement in the family); normative quality (importance placed on familial obligations); structure (geographic proximity); and function (helping behavior).

Research also shows that grandchildren don't respond to the role of grandparent but instead to each individual person fulfilling the role. In other words, grandchildren don't get attached to grandparents in general, but to specific grandparents.

According to an AARP survey, the top five activities grandparents say they do with their grandchildren are: eating together (either in or out); watching TV or playing on the computer; staying overnight; shopping for clothes; engaging in exercise/sports.

Grandchildren view their relationship with their grandparents as important to their lives, with enjoyment, emotional ties, and obligation affecting how they define the significance of the relationship. Young children see their relationship with their grandparents in terms of what a grandparent does for them, whereas adolescents find in the grandparent someone willing to listen to them and maintain their trust. Young adults, with somewhat more perspective and life experience, begin to better convey a grandparent's influence in their lives, particularly with regard to value-laden topics like politics and religion.

Grandparents directly influence their grandchildren through things like transmitting family values, teaching specific skills, or even surrogate parenting. Indirect influence occurs through grandparent-parent or parent-grandchild interactions. For example, a grandparent's parenting of the middle generation may impact the middle generation's later parenting of the third generation. Grandparent interactions with the middle generation may influence grandchildren by providing role models for intergenerational relationships. Grandparents can also indirectly influence grandchildren by assisting in relationships between grandchildren and their parents (e.g. when teenage parents lack parenting skills).

Divorce is both an ending and a beginning. New relationships bring new members into families. Between 20% and 25% of grandparents will be stepgrandparents either through their own or through their adult children's divorces and remarriages. Many children have 6 to 8 adults in the "grandparent" role in their lives.

The nature of a child's relationship with a stepgrandparent depends on the child's age (the younger a child, the easier it is to build a relationship), any existing relationships the child has with other grandparents, the stepgrandparent's relationship with the parent/stepparent, and a stepgrandparent's feelings about and desire to build a bond.

As with biological grandchildren, relationships with stepgrandchildren vary. If a stepgrandparent takes the time to build a bond with a stepgrandchild, it can become a significant relationship in that child's life. Children will always respond to an adult who takes a genuine interest in them and gives them time and attention.

One of the most important functions of today's grandparents is that they are living, breathing models of growing older in all its diversity. The increasingly multigenerational family shapes children's view of aging in general, and their own aging in particular.

Today's healthier, more active grandparents have an opportunity to completely change the way we perceive aging. 80-year-olds are comparable in well-being and vigor to 60-year-olds in the last generation; 60-year-olds are like 40-year-olds, and so on. People used to think if you were in your 60s you were in a rocker basically waiting to die. Now if someone passes away before their 80s, people say it's a shame because "they were still young."

At the same time, because of gains in longevity, many grandchildren will be exposed to both grandparents' and great-grandparents' frailty and eventual deaths. Researchers divide older adulthood into three general groups: "young-old" (65-74), "old-old" (75-84), and the "oldest-old" (85+). In 1960, a 65-year-old had a 1 in 7 chance of living to be 90; a 65-year-old today has a 1 in 4 chance.

The way in which parents respond to aging grandparents also teaches children something: it sets expectations for how children will care for their parents when they are older.

At their best, relationships across generations are defined in the often-used symbol of holding hands. A grandmother may hold her little granddaughter's hand as they cross the street. Thirty years later, it is the adult granddaughter taking her frail grandmother's hand. But they are still holding hands. It is a relationship that has withstood the tests of age and time.

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