first_img March 1, 2003 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Dr. Hobbs broadens her horizons on assignment in Brazil Dr. Hobbs broadens her horizons on assignment in Brazil Associate EditorVivian Hobbs views herself as the conscience of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, not bashful to spark frank talk about women and minorities and the legal profession, helping lawyers see old issues in new ways.An assistant professor of English and the humanities at Florida A&M University, she’s one of two citizen members of the Board of Governors.Her background and experience recently got broadened in Brazil, when she was one of a dozen educators from around the country chosen for the 2002 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Grant, funded by the International Education and Graduate Programs Service of the U.S. Department of Education.“We worked every day. There was not a museum in Brazil that we didn’t see,” said Hobbs, of her international educational adventure. “The museums, it’s just like being in Rome. It’s a beautiful country!”Hobbs, along with the others, was put to work researching for a paper she wrote titled, “Salvador da Bahia: A ‘Modern’ Imperial Rome,” where she explored influences of the Roman Catholic Church and the African religion of Candomblé in Salvador/Bahia.As the resulting scholarly volume, Broadening Horizons: Building Educational Linkages Between Brazil and the United States, that includes papers from all of the 12 scholars, describes: “The striking resemblances of the European and African religious pantheon, classical mythology, ritual practices, and imperial and modern history, enable Dr. Hobbs to draw lively cross-cultural comparisons of Roman, African, and Afro-Brazilian culture that affirm the enduring legacy and continual presence of classic and modern civilizations.”“You’ve got to remember, I’m a humanities person, so I am interested in the religion. I was interested in this predominantly Catholic country, all these beautiful cathedrals and monasteries, all the stuff I’ve read about that began a little after medieval times. It was all right there for me,” Hobbs said.“But the most striking thing was this is a country of such a beautiful people. I mean, physically, they are all beautiful. And nobody is any one particular race. It’s truly blending, the most I had ever seen.”There are the Amerindians, already in Brazil when the Portugese first arrived.“As a result, they have completely blended that European/Portugese people with the Indians. Then you have the African slaves coming in,” Hobbs said. “The most amazing fact I discovered was that on the census, you decide what your race is. You can be white. You can be African-Brazilian, Amerindian, and some subcategories under those.”In true bold Vivian Hobbs style, she wasn’t afraid to ask the Brazilian government officials: “If I came to live in Brazil, you mean I could check ‘white’?”“They kind of became uncomfortable with that,” said Hobbs, an African-American woman with a Ph.D.“They said, ‘Since you aren’t white, your educational background would put you in that category, so you very well could.’“And I said: ‘Are you kidding me!’ I’m looking at them like they are off their rockers. The census is absolutely no good down there, if you’re talking about ethnicity and racial makeup. It’s just an estimation. It’s how you see yourself, basically,” Hobbs said of what she considers the country’s loose definition of race.In Brazil, Hobbs concluded, prejudice is based not on skin tone, but economics.She describes the Brazilians as “a very warm people, very accepting, even in their poverty.” And the poverty of the favellas, shacks nestled around the high-rise buildings, was the most destitute living conditions she had seen in her travels.“This is what bothered me, as an African-American more than anything else: What are you going to do about what’s happening to you? Because when I came up in the ’60s, if you wanted change, you’ve got to go out there and fight for change. I just didn’t see any of that. They have just accepted the fact that some people are going to be poor, and some are going to be rich.”With mostly poor and, there is no middle class in Brazil, Hobbs said.The high point of the month of travel and research to three areas— São Pãulo, Salvador/Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro—was when Hobbs was invited to give a lecture in women’s studies at the prestigious Pontifica Catholic University.At first she panicked about the language barrier, but most of the students spoke English well. And she took comfort in teaming up for the three-hour lecture with Florida State University Professor Christopher Shinn, one of the 12 Fulbright-Hays fellows.“The students at first were prepared to be polite. But then as I talked, I could see their interest perking up. And the one thing I realized is students are students are students,” Hobbs said. “Before I knew it, they didn’t want me to go.”The whole trip that she calls “the experience of a lifetime” came with a bonus. University officials have invited her back for a three-month exchange teaching role.“They want me to come back as a scholar in residence,” Hobbs said, aglow just thinking about the possibilities of more scholarly research made richer by new cultural experiences.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Orange County fire officials estimated this morning firefighters could have the fire fully contained by Sunday. A reward of $250,000 has been offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever started the fire. Anyone with information about the fire’s origins was urged to call (800) 540-8282. Orange County Fire Authority Chief Chip Prather has asked that an estimated 30-40 people who were in Black Star Canyon shooting still photos and video of the fire between 5:55 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 21 — around the time officials believe it was deliberately set — submit their pictures and footage to investigators. The photos or video may contain images that could help investigators catch whoever started the blaze at two ignition points. Authorities, who said they are investigating some 700 tips about the fire, have also asked for help in tracking down a pickup truck seen in the area when the fire started. The driver of the truck — described as a 1998-2004 white Ford F-150 pickup with chrome tubular running boards — is a “person of interest,” Prather said earlier. SANTA ANA – The arson-set Santiago fire continued to threaten 200 homes today and mandatory evacuations remained in effect in the canyon areas of Silverado, Black Star and Baker, authorities said. But more than 3,000 residents have been allowed to return to their homes in the canyon areas of Modjeska, Trabuco, Glen Ranch, Live Oak and Santiago, state fire officials said. As of this morning, firefighters estimated 75 percent containment on the 28,445-acre blaze. But there was concern that the weather, which helped firefighters over the weekend, could turn threatening once more with a return to windy conditions, officials said. In addition to pressing forward in the arson investigation, authorities are also bracing for potentially devastating post-fire erosion, Prather said. “Be patient with us because part of what we’re trying to do is make sure that after this fire is out, the mudslides don’t come,” Prather said. “And so we’re trying to save as much of the vegetation on those hillsides as possible to keep that community safe for the long term.” Prather told reporters his crews had been in a sprint since the fire broke out a week ago Sunday east of Irvine, fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds, and “now we’re in the marathon.” Prather said “that marathon includes trying to prepare the community for the next emergency. And that will be to rehabilitate that area and limit to any extent we possibly can the potential of a mudslide, and threat and risk to people and property in the future.” Meanwhile, firefighters continued trying to block the blaze from crossing a mountain ridge into Riverside County. Now in its tenth day, the fire has blackened 28,445 acres of foothills, canyons and mountains, destroyed 15 homes and eight outbuildings, damaged nine residential structures and 12 outbuildings, and forced scores from their homes. Eight firefighters have been reported injured in the Santiago Fire. There are 1,833 fire personnel assigned to the fire, which so far has cost an estimated $9 million to fight. Crews were being aided by “forgiving” weather, as one fire authority spokeswoman put it, but remain concerned that winds could whip up again to rekindle the flames. Over the past few days, firefighters have worried that coastal winds could blow the fire downhill into the Corona area if it crossed the ridge, which also marks the line between Orange and Riverside counties. Hand crews and bulldozers have carved a pair of parallel fire breaks both on the ridge and at the fire’s northeast edge, generally a mile southwest of the ridge. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgI’ve been a happy iPhone user for about a year but I just bought an Android phone yesterday and I like it a lot. I decided to buy an HTC MyTouch on T-Mobile in order to use the Operating System. Here are my thoughts on it after my first 24 hours.Many of us have high hopes for Android. It’s not as polished, as popular, maybe not even as good as the iPhone so far – but if I had to choose between them right now…I might pick Android. Below are some thoughts about the hardware, the learning curve, the App Market and Augmented Reality apps in particular. I’ve also included one paragraph about the cost. Bottom line: Android is pretty cool and I’m really excited to have a phone that’s more open than the iPhone.The HardwareMany people say that they don’t want to buy an Android phone until the HTC Hero comes out in six weeks because the handsets are so bad. I bought a MyTouch, the most recently released Android handset, and am happy enough with it so far. I think I even like the small size better than the big brick of an iPhone I’ve also got in my pocket.The Learning CurveThe iPhone is very easy to learn to use. The Nokia N95 that I tested some time ago was frustrating enough for me that I decided I hated it within hours. Android appears to be somewhere in between, speaking as an iPhone user. It takes a little time to get used to the controls and features; but that’s ok – it’s a computer, after all.Multi-app ProcessingOne of the best things about Android is its ability to do more than one thing at a time. Listening to while checking my email? That’s cool. More interesting than literal simultaneous use of multiple apps at once though is the system’s ability to watch for new email, new tweets, completed downloads or other activity in the background and notify you while you’re using other apps.Live dashboard widgets and the pulldown list of notifications fall into this same category. Those make a big difference in creating a very different user experience than what you get with an iPhone. I’ve got a URL bar/google search box/google voice search box, an analog clock display and a widget showing me the next item coming up on my Google Calendar – all on the front page of my phone. That makes the phone useful even with minimal interactions. Little things like that can make a very big difference.The App MarketThe Android App Market isn’t as big as the iPhone app store and you won’t find many apps like Pandora, Facebook or Tweetie there. The Android App Market is easy enough to use, though, and is wide open. There’s no lengthy, arbitrary and anti-competitive approval process like there is in iTunes. That’s really important.Right now there are too few Android users compared to iPhone users for many developers to build apps for Android. (Though at least one report says that the number of Android developers is growing fast.)There are a whole lot of apps in the Android store none the less. Android hasn’t solved the problem of discovering the best new apps any better than Apple has. It’s hard to know after one day how the Android Market compares to the iPhone App Store. It may be a matter of supporting Android on principle but prefering the experience of the iPhone app ecosystem. The Android Market is about to undergo a radical transformation, though. Check out this video below that was just posted to the official Android Blog.Augmented RealityI bought this phone in large part to use the new class of technologies called Augmented Reality (AR). These are tools that display a set of data on top of your otherwise naked view of the world around you. So far the AR apps I tried out were a little disapointing.These are early days of AR but the dream of pointing my phone at a row of businesses on the street and seeing information about them displayed on top of my camera view of those buildings – that’s still just a dream.So far I’ve tried out two AR apps on Android, Layar and Wikitude. I’ll be writing in-depth reviews of both over the next few days but I will say this for now. Both clearly have a lot of potential, both have a lot of obstacles to being useful and neither is a good excuse for pointing my phone in the direction of women in the coffee shop where I’m testing the apps out. If I’m not careful I’m going to get punched sometime soon. I think these AR apps and I are going to need to meet half-way; I need to learn how to use them effectively and they need to improve. More on that later. CostI chose to buy this phone with a 1 year contract, making the sticker price for the handset $299. By only committing to 1 year though, I may save myself almost $700 by not paying for data and voice through a second year. I split that $299 into three payments, too, since I just paid my quarterly taxes and because T-Mobile made it easy to do. I selected unlimited data and the minimum voice plan (300 minutes per month) because I mostly want this phone to use and test apps. After tax and a small monthly insurance payment I’m paying $65 per month for the service. I canceled my $60/month Verizon EVDO service, intend on tethering my other phone, and thus am out just the price of the handset plus an extra $5 every month. More than worth it to me.For now I’m having enough fun getting to know Android that I don’t even want to pick up my iPhone to use it. The first day using any software is very different from what it’s like day-in and day-out after extended use, but first impressions are important to make note of. My first impressions of this Android phone are good and so far I’m glad I bought it. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

first_imgshant peppered the England bowlers with short-pitched deliveries and it did the trick for India.Pacer Ishant Sharma’s career best seven for 74 bounced out England to give India a historic 95-run victory, their first in 28 years at Lord’s, in the second cricket Test on Monday.Set a target of 319, England were bowled out for 223 runs in their second innings, a little over an hour before tea on the final day as India took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.Read: India register historic Test win at Lord’sCuriously, England could not get as many as they scored in the first innings (319) to win the match. India riding on a fine century by Ajinkya Rahane (103) had scored 295 in the first innings and 342 in the second innings, reported IANS.The 25-year-old Ishant, who went wicketless in the first innings, used the short-ball well to his advantage as Joe Root (66), Moeen Ali (39), Matt Prior (12), Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad (8) all fell to short-pitched deliveries on the final day. Ishant was adjudged the Man of the Match.Resuming at 105 for four on the fifth morning, England had a daunting challenge at hand to save the Test match. Root and Moeen frustrated the Indian bowlers in the first session but at the stroke of lunch Ishant struck to remove Moeen and tilt the scales in India’s favour. Moeen was completely taken aback by a short pitched delivery that rose sharply and he took his eyes off and gloved it to Cheteshwar Pujara at short-leg.advertisementThe 101-run stand for the fifth wicket between Root and Moeen helped England to recover from a precarious 72 for four. But with Moeen’s dismissal, India sensed victory and piled the pressure on the hosts.In the post-lunch session, Ishant peppered the England bowlers with short-pitched deliveries and it did the trick for India. Prior found Murali Vijay at deep mid-wicket while attempting a pull in 80th over.Stokes continued his poor run as he fell for his fourth consecutive duck while attempting a pull and two balls later Root found Stuart Binny at deep square leg in a similar fashion. It was just a co-incidence that Binny’s father Roger, now a national selector, also featured in the last win at Lord’s in 1986 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.With score at 201/8, the writing was on the wall for England and this time India were not ready to let loose the tailenders. Ishant again used the short-ball cleverly — and this time it was Broad, who attempting to trickle it down the leg-side, gloved to Mahendra Singh Dhoni.For Ravindra Jadeja it was like sweet revenge as he ran out James Anderson (2) to finish off a memorable win for India.last_img read more

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Osgood-Schlatter disease

first_imgDefinitionOsgood-Schlatter disease is a painful swelling of the bump on the upper part of the shinbone, just below the knee. This bump is called the anterior tibial tubercle.Alternative NamesOsteochondrosisCauses, incidence, and risk factorsOsgood-Schlatter disease is thought to be caused by small injuries due to repeated overuse before the knee area is finished growing.The quadriceps muscle is a large, strong muscle on the front part of the upper leg. When this muscle squeezes (contracts), it straightens the knee. The quadriceps muscle is an important muscle for running, jumping, and climbing.When the quadriceps muscle is used a lot in sports activities during a childs growth spurt, this area becomes irritated or swollen and causes pain.It is common in adolescents who play soccer, basketball, and volleyball, and who participate in gymnastics. Osgood-Schlatter disease affects more boys than girls.SymptomsThe main symptom is painful swelling over a bump on the lower leg bone (shinbone). Symptoms occur on one or both legs.You may have leg pain or knee pain, which gets worse with running, jumping, and climbing stairs.The area is tender to pressure, and swelling ranges from mild to very severe.Signs and testsYour doctor can tell if you have this condition by performing a physical exam.A bone x-ray may be normal, or it may show swelling or damage to the tibial tubercle — a bony bump below the knee. X-rays are rarely used unless the doctor wants to rule out other causes of the pain.advertisementTreatmentOsgood-Schlatter disease will almost always goes away on its own once the child stops growing.Treatment includes:Rest and decreasing activity when your child has symptomsPutting ice over the painful area two to four times a day, and after activitiesIbuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or acetaminophen (Tylenol).In many cases, the condition will get better using these methods.Adolescents should be allowed to play sports if the activity does not cause too much discomfort. However, symptoms will improve faster if activity is kept to a minimum. Sometimes, a child will need to take a break from most or all sports for 2 or more months.In the rare case where symptoms do not go away, a cast or brace may be used to support the leg until it heals. This typically takes 6 – 8 weeks. Crutches may be used for walking to keep weight off the painful leg.Rarely, surgery may be needed.Expectations (prognosis)Most cases get better on their own after a few weeks or months. Most cases eventually go away once the child finished growing.Calling your health care providerCall your health care provider if your child has knee or leg pain, or if pain does not get better with treatment.PreventionThe small injuries that may cause this disorder are usually unnoticed, so prevention may not be possible. Regular stretching, both before and after exercise and athletics, can help prevent injury.ReferencesWells L, Sehgal K. Osgood-Schlatter Disease. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB,Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbookof Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 669.4.Review Date:11/12/2012Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

first_imgIndian captain Virat Kohli has congratulated the England cricket team for their thrilling victory in the World Cup 2019 final at Lord’s on Sunday. While both teams – New Zealand and England fought tooth and nail till the last ball of the Super Over – the hosts emerged winners based on a higher boundary count.Kohli acknowledged the thrill of the final as he tweeted: ‘Great show by both the teams in the #CWC19Finals yesterday. Congratulations @englandcricket.’Great show by both the teams in the #CWC19Finals yesterday. Congratulations @englandcricket.Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 15, 2019England ended up on the same score of 241 set by New Zealand in 50 overs after Ben Stokes carried the team with an unbeaten 84 off 98 balls while Jos Buttler made 59.The tied score meant the two teams had to play out a Super Over but even that couldn’t separate the teams and once again both England and New Zealand ended up on the same score of 15.In the end, England prevailed because it hit a total of 26 boundaries – fours and sixes scored across both the 50 overs and the Super Over – compared with New Zealand’s 17, a decision which left Kiwi fans and some cricket pundits unhappy.England were featuring in their fourth 50-over World Cup final and finally managed to get their hands on the trophy without even winning the summit clash. They had suffered defeats in the 1979, 1987 and 1992 finals before this one.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah feature in ICC’s Team of the TournamentAlso Read | England and New Zealand should have been given the World Cup trophy: Cheteshwar Pujaraadvertisementlast_img read more