Blackburn v QPR line-ups: Eight Rangers changes

first_imgJoe Lumley is again in goal for QPR and the fit-again James Perch returns to the starting line-up for the match against Blackburn at Ewood Park.With goalkeeper Alex Smithies, who had been lined up to replace Rob Green, out with an elbow injury, the 20-year-old Lumley makes his league debut for the R’s.Conor Hudnott, a keeper signed by Rangers after being released by Chelsea two years ago, is on the substitutes’ bench.QPR are still without Charlie Austin, so Sebastian Polter is up front. There are eight changes to the side that lost at Nottingham Forest on Saturday in the FA Cup.Blackburn, meanwhile, are without the injured Nathan Delfouneso, Danny Guthrie and Fode Koita.Blackburn: Steele, Marshall, Duffy, Hanley, Spurr, Bennett, Evans, Akpan, Conway, Lawrence, Rhodes.Subs: Raya, Henley, Brown, Olsson, Williamson, Taylor, Lenihan.QPR: Lumley; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Faurlin, Henry; Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Polter.Subs: Hudnott, Angella, Chery, Luongo, Tozser, Mackie, Petrasso.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Did the French Revolution Evolve by Natural Selection?

first_imgEvolutionists are off the rails, applying Darwinian theory to matters of the mind and intellectual history.If it’s been awhile since you heard anything about the French Revolution of 1789-1793, here’s a brief refresher. It was bad; really bad. It represented the collapse of a government into chaos and anarchy, with heads rolling everywhere (literally). Mob rule fueled by radical-leftist totalitarians gave the world a glimpse of dictatorships to come. Hanne Nabintu Herland, writing in an article on WND, describes some of the horrors at the height of the revolution:Under the French revolutionary leader, Maximilien de Robespierre, guillotines were set up on almost every street corner in Paris. The little that was left of order now fell apart. People were executed at the smallest hint of opposition; orgies were organized in churches as a direct move by radicals to spite religion. Robespierre summarized his totalitarian logic, stating that there are only two types of people in France, the people and their enemies. Anyone who opposed the revolution was to be eliminated. Priests and the well-educated were beheaded and killed by the thousands without trials or examining evidence; their bodies were thrown into the streets. Nobody cared about the rule of law in the midst of this so-called glorious revolution. And it was profoundly anti-religious. Churches were locked up; priests demeaned and killed. The French Revolution meant the end of religious freedom in France. A new tyranny had begun – a “democratic” tyranny.And yet this followed the so-called “French Enlightenment,” in which deists and atheists wrote passionate works demanding the authority of “reason” and “evidence,” promising a golden age of “liberty, equality, and fraternity” for all, once society had freed itself from the shackles of religious tradition. Robespierre is said to have justified the executions with the proverb, “To make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs” (one of the worst analogies in history). Whose omelette? Who appointed him the cook? And who wants to eat an omelette with blood in it? That kind of attitude would be used by Lenin, Stalin and Mao.Herland says that order was not returned until Napoleon seized power and re-instituted the rule of law, including religious toleration, restoring some semblance of order.The French Revolution was profoundly different from the American Revolution, which did usher in an age of “liberty and justice for all” based not on equality of outcome, but equality of opportunity. It also sprang from the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, with its “self-evident” truth that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights. For a comparison of American and French ideals, see Dennis Prager explain “The American Trinity” of values. Fortunately, the French have learned a lot from America after Napoleon, and France is today one of America’s best allies in the free world.The Darwinian Takeover of HistoryWith that refresher in mind, look at what some Darwin-drunk eggheads at Indiana University came up with. In their paper in the elite Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), they apply biological evolution to explain the French Revolution. This is not a joke; you can read the open-access paper yourself.Our mapping of the French Revolution’s turbulent early days in terms of the creation, sharing, and destruction of word-use patterns complements existing studies of specific ideas (much as evolutionary biology analyzes both mechanisms of transmission/selection and the particular phenotypes for which an environment selects).Could they just be using evolutionary biology as an analogy? They can’t possibly mean this, can they? Look at the Conclusion of the paper:The history of human culture is more than just the rise and fall of particular ideas. It is also the emergence of new information-processing mechanisms and media, and roles that individuals and institutions play in creating and propagating these ideas through time. In the language of biological evolution, we must understand not only the characteristics for which an environment selects but the strength of that selection over time and the shifting and heterogeneous nature of the transmission mechanisms.The figure in the paper shows a plot of novel ideas surviving through time in the same manner as novel traits in a population of organisms. They treat the members of committees, the writers of pamphlets, and debaters just like they would bacteria in a test tube or ants in an ant farm, watching which innovations “emerge” to carry the evolution forward. They treat the words of the revolutionaries as “patterns” that mutate and evolve.A press release from Indiana University shows photos of the two main suspects perpetrating this latest Darwin fraud, Rebecca Spang and Alexander Barron. “Adopting analytical tools to track word-use patterns, they found the French Revolution’s principles, ideals and goals emerged and evolved in the assembly’s speeches and debates.” Is there no area of human inquiry safe from Darwin’s Stuff Happens Law?Readers should take notice that this paper is completely amoral. There are no condemnations of Robespierre or the horrific executions and terrors of the French Revolution. It’s just stuff that happened according to the aimless meanderings of the blind evolutionary process.Are we too harsh to call these eggheads the perpetrators of a fraud? Maybe we are not harsh enough. Why? Because their approach is nothing less than the death-knell of all science, all history, and all reason. With their self-deluded, self-refuting approach to knowledge, the Age of Reason evolves into the Rage of Un-reason.To see why, let’s have another set of Darwin eggheads apply the same method to them. Rebecca Spang and Alexander Barron, with their bad case of the Yoda Complex delusion, were the chief perpetrators of the PNAS fraud, so let them become the lab rats now. With some skillful manipulation of symbols in fancy-looking equations and charts, the new eggheads could treat the writings of Spang and Barron like memes of a population that is evolving. Nothing about the content of their PNAS paper would matter any more, would it? The new scientists would look at Spang and Barron like bacteria, or ants, that come up once in awhile with new memes that succeed better than other memes. Maybe a turn of phrase, or a random mutation in a thought, or some other pattern, gets selected and survives. Then, the anteaters at the journal manipulate which ants get eaten and which ones get published—because they, too, are a population evolving by natural selection (in this case, predatory journal editors). You can continue this infinite regress; it’s turtles all the way down.But could their argument be true? True? Ha ha ha ha, you dolt. What is truth? The only truth is that there is no truth! Everything evolves, and this paper will go extinct by chance just like everything else in this pointless universe [cue sound of implosion].Dear reader, do you see why Darwinism must be laughed off the stage once and for all? It leads to the destruction of reason—indeed, of all human inquiry. With the totalitarian Darwinists in control, knowledge marches to the guillotine. Don’t like it? Too bad. Stuff happens.Exercise tough love. Give these mutant scholars some books by C.S. Lewis to read. (Visited 294 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio State Fair Scholarship applications due April 1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In an effort to recognize the quality youth of Ohio, and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established aScholarship Program for Ohio State Fair participants.The purpose of these scholarships is to assist high school juniors and seniors, and graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an undergraduate course of study in any field. Scholarships will be awarded to junior exhibitors during the Ohio State Fair. Applicants will be judged on ScholasticStanding, Citizenship and Leadership, Ohio State Fair Participation, County Fair Participation.The Governor James A. Rhodes Junior Fair Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen or undergraduate students at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or OSU-ATI, Wooster. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. There will be one scholarship awarded. The Ohio Expositions Commissioner’s Endowment Fund Scholarship and The Ohio Expositions Commission, Chair’s, General Manager’s Endowment Fund ScholarshipsThese two scholarships are open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen at The Ohio State University main campus, ATI or any of its regional campuses and majoring in Animal Sciences. In the event that there are no qualified students majoring in Animal Sciences, applicants enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who meet the other criteria may be considered for the scholarship. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. Junior Fair Hall of Fame Non-Livestock Exhibits and Activities Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to junior fair non-livestock exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen or undergraduate students at The Ohio State University including regional campuses or ATI. Recipients must exhibit during the year of application. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. There will be two scholarships awarded. $1,500 Governor James A. Rhodes Junior Fair Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshman or undergraduate students at TheOhio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or OSU-ATI, Wooster. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarship Divisions. $1,000 The Ohio Expositions Commissioner’s Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen at The Ohio State University main campus, ATI or any of its regional campuses and majoring in Animal Sciences. In the event that there are no qualified students majoring in Animal Sciences, applicants enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who meet the other criteria may be considered for the scholarship. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. $1,000 The Ohio Expositions Commission Chair’s Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen at The Ohio State University main campus, ATI or any of its regional campuses and majoring in Animal Sciences. In the event that there are no qualified students majoring in Animal Sciences, applicants enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who meet the other criteria may be considered for the scholarship. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. $2,000 General Manager’s Endowment Fund Scholarship(Two scholarship @1,000 each)Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. These two scholarships are open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen at The Ohio State University main campus, ATI or any of its regional campuses and majoring in Animal Sciences. In the event that there are no qualified students majoring in Animal Sciences, applicants enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who meet the other criteria may be considered for the scholarship. You may apply for these scholarships as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. $1,500 Non-Livestock Endowment Fund Scholarship(Two scholarships – $750 each)Two $750 scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships are open to junior fair non-livestock exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen or undergraduate students at The Ohio State University including regional campuses or ATI.Recipients must exhibit during the year of application. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. $3,000 Junior Fair Beef Cattle Exhibitor (three scholarships – $1,000 each)These scholarships are for both breeding and market beef exhibitors $3,000 Junior Fair Swine Exhibitor (three scholarships – $1,000 each)These scholarships are for both breeding and market swine exhibitors $3,000 Junior Sheep Exhibitor (three scholarships – $1,000 each)These scholarships are for both breeding and market sheep exhibitors $2,000 Junior Fair Poultry Exhibitor (two scholarships – $1,000 each)These scholarships are for both breeding and market poultry exhibitors $2,000 Junior Fair Dairy Cattle Exhibitor (two scholarships – $1,000 each) $1,000 Junior Fair Dairy Goat Exhibitor $1,000 Junior Fair Boer Goat Exhibitor $1,000 Junior Fair Rabbit Exhibitor $1,000 Junior Fair Dog Exhibitor $2,000 Junior Fair Horse Exhibitor (two scholarships – $1,000 each) $3,000 Junior Fair Exhibits and Activities (three scholarships – $1,000 each) RulesThe applicant must be a high school junior or senior, or a graduate continuing their education at an accredited institution.They must reside in the State of Ohio, and must have been both eligible to be a participant in the Junior Fair (not older than 19 years of age as of January 1, 2018) and must have served as an active participant in both the Ohio State Fair Junior Division and their local County Fair.All questions on the application form must be answered to be considered for an award. High school and/or college transcript must be attached, along with copies of ACT and/ or SAT scores. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.Please mail completed applications, along with a photo to Ohio State Fair Scholarship Committee, Agriculture Department, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211.Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1,2018.Applications will be judged on the following basis:• Scholastic Standing 25%• Citizenship and Leadership 25%• Ohio State Fair Participation 30%• County Fair Participation 20%Applicants may be required to be interviewed at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.Previous winners are eligible to compete, as long as they meet the above requirements.All scholarship recipients will be notified by June 20, 2018.Junior Fair Hall of Fame Non-Livestock Exhibits and Activities scholarships will be awarded at the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame luncheon on August 2, 2018.All other scholarships will be awarded during the Sale of Champions at the Ohio State Fair, Sunday, August 5, 2018.Deadline for entry is April 1.  Students can either submit a written copy or apply online at ohiostatefair.com/scholarships/.last_img read more

Rahul promises farm loan waivers, higher MSP

first_imgCongress vice president Rahul Gandhi on his campaign tour in Gujarat said the Congress party, if voted to power in Gujarat assembly polls, will waive off entire debts of Gujarat farmers and enhance Minimum Support Price (MSP) for agriculture produce.On the last day of this three day Navsarjan Yatra in poll-bound Gujarat, the Congress leader toured in tribal areas like Chhota Udepur, Limkheda, Devgadh Baria, Godhara and Phagvel in Kheda district.In Devgadh Baria, addressing a meeting of tribals, Mr Gandhi said that the Gujarat government was working only for a handful of industrial groups while neglecting tribals, farmers and other marginalised sections of society.He also accused the Gujarat government of diverting Narmada water from farmers to some industrial groups. “Tribals were displaced to build the dam but now the water is being provided to industries instead of farmers and tribals,” Mr Gandhi said, referring to a few changes the Gujarat government has enacted to divert Narmada water to cater to some industrial clusters in the state.“In Gujarat, the government is concerned about and working for a only a few industrialists, so the small and medium enterprises, real backbone of the industrial base in the state, remained neglected. Today, as many as three million youth in Gujarat is jobless,” Mr Gandhi said, addressing another rally during his campaign tour.He stressed his contention that jobs are generated by small and medium enterprises while big industrial units are highly automated.Interacting with students, Mr Gandhi said that education has become expensive but there are no jobs even after pending lakhs in acquiring degrees.In his community outreach attempts, Mr Gandhi while on campaign tour has been interacting with small group of students, women or party workers, farmers or tribals, visiting temples and religious places in Gujarat.last_img read more

Changed realities trigger a Mayawati makeover

first_imgThe return of Mayawati to campaigning after the Election Commission of India’s censure with a rally alongside Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri on Friday, is one more example of how the Bahujan Samaj Party chief’s strident approach has given way to a more inclusive, layered pitch, keeping in mind the complex caste and religious realities of the region. Combating the BJP’s poaching of her traditional vote bank and adjusting to the demands of alliance partners, Ms. Mayawati, in her speeches, has come a long way from the days of tilak, taraju aur talwar, inko maro joote chaar, where she attacked the symbols of high castes in a crude language. Words like ‘Manuwadi’, which were once a staple in her speeches, are disappearing. And she does not hesitate in invoking the names of Chaudhary Charan Singh and Ram Manohar Lohia with B.R. Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram. Ms. Mayawati’s attempt at social engineering is not exactly new. But in the past, it was largely limited to giving a toehold to Brahmins and Thakurs in the party in return for ‘resources’. On stage, they had to sit behind her, barefoot. The compulsions of the alliance have ensured that Ms. Mayawati has to give equal space to Jat leaders. At the Meerut rally recently, one throne-like seat on stage had to be replaced by two when Rashtriya Lok Dal workers sulked and demanded equal status for party vice-president Jayant Chaudhary in the farmers’ belt. In return, her alliance partners had to acknowledge the presence of her nephew Akash Anand, who has emerged as a force in the BSP during these elections. “It is a very unlikely alliance. One of the groups that oppresses the Dalits the most is the OBCs, even more than the higher castes. To make the alliance politically viable, she obviously has to undermine her Dalit card,” says Ajai Gudavarthy, assistant professor at the Centre of Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.Core vote bankBe it an attempt to appropriate Bajrangbali or talking of keeping upvas (fast) on voting day, she seems to be apprehensive that like in 2014, a section of her so-called core vote bank may continue to vote as Hindus.The Jatavs are behind her but the Valmikis and lower OBCs seem iffy for they feel the fruits of BSP rule in Uttar Pradesh did not reach them.In Agra, the Valmikis remind about how she never fielded any candidate from their community from the reserved constituency. Perhaps, that is why her acolytes have to tell the crowd: “Kya Behenji Hindu nahin hain?” (Is Mayawati not a Hindu?)“Unlike Maharashtra, there was no actual conversion of Dalits and OBCs in north India. The moment anti-Muslim rhetoric goes up, a section of Dalits and OBCs start identifying themselves as Hindus. There is a certain appeal of the RSS and the BJP when they identify themselves as Hindus. They feel more included when the gaze shifts to the Muslims. Suddenly they feel empowered that there is somebody more vulnerable than them,” reasons Dr. Gudavarthy.It is important for the BSP to neutralise this advantage and it is doing it by whipping up Ms. Mayawati’s Hindu identity.“As the BJP doesn’t give seats to Muslims, there are extra seats available to accommodate the OBC candidates. This was on display during the Assembly elections in 2017 when Mayawati offered 100 seats to Muslims. That advantage has to be neutralised which I think is a good strategy for the time being,” adds Dr. Gudavarthy. She is playing the Muslim card with caution. In Deoband, she addressed Muslims because the Congress has fielded a strong candidate in Imran Masood against BSP’s Fazalur Rehman. In Meerut, she did not, for the Congress has fielded Harendra Agrawal who is expected to cut votes of BJP’s Rajendra Agarwal. In Budaun, where the Congress has fielded Salim Shervani, she again cited the Sachar Committee report to underline the miserable condition of Muslims during the Congress rule.Social chemistry The social chemistry at the top is yet to percolate to the ground. In Deoband, the high-caste Muslims didn’t seem to be in favour of Ms. Mayawati being projected as a prime ministerial candidate by the alliance partners. In Aligarh, where the BSP candidate, Ajit Baliyan, a Jat, is in the fray, the local SP leader could be seen vacating the seat for the BSP worker at the party office as it is “their” seat. But in Iglas, which is part of the Hathras reserved constituency, Jats say they will vote for the BJP candidate because he adheres to the social hierarchy. “This alliance has been possible because of Yogi Adityanath, a casteist leader who has brought back the old varna system. It doesn’t mean there is a permanent social arrangement between the OBCs and Dalits. One of the concerns for the Mahagathbandan is the transfer of votes. To ensure that social prejudices are not triggered, the political rhetoric has to be carefully crafted,” says Dr. Gudavarthy.last_img read more

Entrepreneurs should focus on rural areas, says Gadkari

first_imgUnion Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, said entrepreneurs should focus on the rural and agricultural sectors to provide a stimulus to the economy. “If we want to achieve a $5 trillion economy we need to focus on initiatives like converting agriculture waste into biofuels. I would like new entrepreneurs to focus on rural areas and on the agricultural sector,” he said. Mr. Gadkari was speaking at an event organised by the Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) on Friday.Referring to farmers’ leader Sharad Joshi’s description of ‘India vs Bharat’, Mr. Gadkari said there was still a disparity between urban centres like Mumbai and Delhi which constitute ‘India’ and rural areas, which were ‘Bharat’. “Until the industries are developed in agricultural, rural and tribal areas, the country won’t develop,” he said. He cited the example of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which will go through rural and tribal belts of four States.“Around 95% of land acquisition has been done and within three years, this road will be completed,” he said. On a 10-km stretch from Delhi, there will be an e-highway, he said. This will have a dedicated lane with overhead electric wires through which heavy vehicles can charge their batteries.Mr. Gadkari said import substitution was also needed for the economy to grow and more initiatives needed to come in the area of biofuels and bio aviation fuel in particular, which makes up a huge chunk of our import bill. “We will be saving nearly ₹40,000 crore worth of imports if we adopt bio aviation fuel. If entrepreneurs take this up, it is a market worth ₹40,000 crore,” the minister said.last_img read more

Two killed as motorcycle crashes into stray cows

first_imgTwo people were killed when the motorcycle they were riding hit some stray cows here, the police said on Saturday. Chunbadi Prajapati (35) and his brother-in-law Jalkadeen (38) were returning from a local market when the accident occurred at Khaurarha bypass on Friday evening, Station House Officer of Mataundh Police Station Shail Kumar Singh said. “Both the motorcyclists fell on the road and sustained serious injuries. They were rushed to the hospital where the doctors declared them dead,” he said.‘No helmet’ Upon searching the two-wheeler, a liquor bottle was found, while no helmet was recovered from the accident spot, he said. “Prima facie, it seems that both were under the influence of alcohol. They sustained head injuries, as they were not wearing a helmet,” he said. “The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination, and the matter is being investigated,” he said.last_img read more

Arm MRI scan

first_imgDefinitionAn arm MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses strong magnets to create pictures of the the upper and lower arm. This may include the elbow, wrist, hands, fingers, and the surrounding muscles and other tissues.It does not use radiation (x-rays).Single MRI images are called slices. The images can be stored on a computer or printed on film. One exam produces many images.Alternative NamesMRI – arm; Wrist MRI; MRI – wrist; Elbow MRI; MRI – elbowHow the test is performedYou will wear a hospital gown or clothes without metal zippers or snaps (such as sweatpants and a t-shirt). Some types of metal can cause blurry images.You will lie on a narrow table that slides into a large tunnel-like scanner.Some exams use a special dye (contrast). Most of the time, you will get the dye through a vein in your arm or hand before the test. The dye helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly.During the MRI, the person who operates the machine will watch you from another room. The test most often lasts 30-60 minutes, but may take longer.How to prepare for the testYou may be asked not to eat or drink anything for 4 – 6 hours before the scan.Tell your doctor if you are afraid of close spaces (have claustrophobia). You may be given a medicine to help you feel sleepy and less anxious. Your doctor may suggest an “open” MRI, in which the machine is not as close to the body.advertisementBefore the test, tell your health care provider if you have:Brain aneurysm clipsCertain types of artificial heart valvesHeart defibrillator or pacemakerInner ear (cochlear) implantsKidney disease or dialysis (you may not be able to receive contrast)Recently placed artificial jointsCertain types of vascular stentsWorked with sheet metal in the past (you may need tests to check for metal pieces in your eyes)Because the MRI contains strong magnets, metal objects are not allowed into the room with the MRI scanner:Pens, pocketknives, and eyeglasses may fly across the room.Items such as jewelry, watches, credit cards, and hearing aids can be damaged.Pins, hairpins, metal zippers, and similar metallic items can distort the images.Removable dental work should be taken out just before the scan.How the test will feelAn MRI exam causes no pain. You will need to lie still. Too much movement can blur MRI images and cause errors.The table may be hard or cold, but you can ask for a blanket or pillow. The machine makes loud thumping and humming noises when turned on. You can wear ear plugs to help block out the noise.An intercom in the room allows you to speak to someone at any time. Some MRIs have televisions and special headphones to help the time pass.There is no recovery time, unless you were given a medicine to relax. After an MRI scan, you can return to your normal diet, activity, and medicines.Why the test is performedThis test provides clear pictures of parts of the arm that are hard to see clearly on CT scans.Your doctor may order this test if you have:A mass that can be felt on a physical examAn abnormal finding on an x-ray or bone scanArm pain and a history of cancerArm or wrist pain that does not get better with treatmentBone infection (osteomyelitis)Bone pain and feverBroken boneDecreased motion or “locking up” of the wrist or elbow jointRedness or swelling of the wrist or elbow jointsNormal ValuesA normal result means your arm looks okay.What abnormal results meanAbnormal results may be due to:AbscessBursitis of the elbow or wristBroken bone or fractureGanglion cyst in the wristInfection in the boneLigament, tendon, or cartilage injury in the wrist or elbowMuscle damageOsteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)Tumor or cancer in the bone, muscle, or soft tissueTalk to your health care provider if you have questions and concerns.What the risks areMRI contains no radiation. There have been no reported side effects from the magnetic fields and radio waves.The most common type of contrast (dye) used is gadolinium. It is very safe. Allergic reactions to the substance are rare. However, gadolinium can be harmful to people with kidney problems that need dialysis. If you have kidney problems, please tell your health care provider before the testThe strong magnetic fields created during an MRI can cause heart pacemakers and other implants to not work as well. It can also cause a piece of metal inside your body to move or shift. For safety reasons, please dont bring anything that contains metal into the scanner room.advertisementSpecial considerationsTests that may be done instead of an MRI of the arm include:CT scan of the armJoint x-rayA CT scan may be preferred in an emergency. The test is faster than MRI and often available in the emergency room.ReferencesHuber FG. Arm. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez?s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 18.Grainger RG, Thomsen HS, Morcos SK, Koh DM, Roditi G. Intravascular contrast media for radiology, CT, and MRI. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 2.Wilkinson ID, Paley MNJ. Magnetic resonance imaging: basic principles. In: Grainger RC, Allison D, Adam, Dixon AK, eds. Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 5.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari: We want to retain our Club World Cup title

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari: We want to retain our Club World Cup titleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari says they’re in the Club World Cup to win it.Real’s squad are already in Abu Dhabi for the tournament.The Argentine said, “For the club it’s great to be here, it means that Real Madrid are Champions League champions again and it’s the trophy that we like the most.”To be in the Club World Cup again is fantastic and we hope to retain the title this year, which these great players already won last year.”It’s always important to go in to this tournament off the back of a win. The Club World Cup has already begun, we have been following it on television and now we’re happy to have arrived and turn our focus to Wednesday’s game. Until now we were thinking about Rayo, who were our previous opponent, and the only thing that has happened after has been a flight. Now we’ll concentrate and begin to prepare for the first match against Kashima Antlers.” last_img read more

a month ago​West Ham announce official travel partner

first_img​West Ham announce official travel partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United have announced Nirvana as their official travel partner, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The deal will see the company, which specialises in event travel, accommodation and logistics for sporting and leisure events, provide exclusive travel offers to Hammers fans.Nirvana adds West Ham to a list of sporting partners, which include Paralympics GB, British Triathlon and the Ironman European Tour Series. For the Premier League club, Nirvana adds to a list of recent commercial deals in recent months, having signed up the likes of Monster Energy, Ivacy VPN and Osonyq.Karim Virani, West Ham United’s commercial and digital director, said: “It’s fantastic to sign up Nirvana as our official travel partner. Their expertise in planning and logistics will benefit our squads as they travel around the country, and in time we’ll work with Nirvana to bring exclusive offers to our supporters too.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more