first_img Suspected hypothermia deaths in homes mount in Texas Twitter Pinterest Local NewsStateUS News Brett CoomerFILE – In this Feb. 15, 2021, file photo, Eithan Colindres wears a winter coat inside after the apartment his family lives in lost power following an overnight snowfall in Houston. With the snow and ice clearing in Texas after the electricity was cut to millions as temperatures plunged as people struggled to stay warm in their unheated homes. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleOilers beat Flames 2-1 to open home-and-home seriesNext articleRaptors score last 11 to defeat Timberwolves 86-81 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_img‘This year’s race will be organised with a gold label template because we have applied for a gold label status for next year’s race,’ said Amodu who is confident organisers will pull off another world class event on May 25,2019.‘We have the experience and the trust by the IAAF that we can deliver a world-class race. Right from the inaugural edition of the race we have proved to be up to the task as far as the technical organisation of the race isconcerned and this was recognised by the IAAF who first granted us a bronze label status in 2015,the first ever in Nigeria nay West Africa.“We also proved we can organise a label event without supervision and the result is the elevation to a silver label status,” he said.Amodu reveals organisers of the race are not unaware of the new changes that have been made to the IAAF Label regulations for 2019 and the fact that all label races must have a minimum of six men and six women from the pool of athletes whose status corresponds to the Label being applied for. This will ensure that a Gold Label race, for example, has at least 12 of the world’s 300 best specialists at that particular distance.“This will make this year’s race the most competitive in the seven year old history of the event. We are going to have a minimum of 12 gold level running athletes for this year’s race and we don’t have to start looking for them all over the world. If we can get all 12 from Kenya, so be it,” he said and believes Nigeria, in no distant future will start having athletes who fall into these categories.”The previous rules obliged label race organisers to have elite athletes from at least five countries. From 2019 that rule will no longer exist, meaning races can, a) focus on building stronger elite fields and b) aspire to a label even with domestic elite athletes who are on the pool of the required status. “Our prayer will be to have many Nigerian athletes who will fall into the gold label category or other labels for other road races in Nigeria that are yet to be granted labels or those who are yet to move from bronze label to the next stage,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Today marks 30 days to go until the start of the seventh Okpekpe International 10km Road Race which is scheduled top hold on Saturday, May 25 in Okpekpe, a rural, hilly town in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.Zack Amodu, the race’s director of organisation has assured of a bigger and better race organised in strict accordance with International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) competition rules.The race, elevated by the IAAF to a silver label status last year will however hold with the aim of getting it upgraded to a first ever gold label road race in West Africa by next year.last_img read more

first_imgMotivation comes from different sources for different people. For instance, the 1981 49ers who came off a 6-10 season and won the franchise’s first Super Bowl reveled in the historic, unaccountable, euphoric journey they were on.“Every dog has its day,” offensive lineman Randy Cross said back then, “and right now it’s high noon for us.”Richard Sherman comes for a different place. After the 49ers upset the defending conference champion Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sherman pleaded for …last_img read more

first_imgCathay Pacific is increasing its Airbus A350 services to Australia from late October with Perth to see the fuel-efficient jet on a scheduled service for the first time and Melbourne to get a second flight.Cathay will introduce the A350 on its daily CX170/171 Perth service from October 29 while Melbourne will get its second service (CX163/178) on the same date.The new jet, featuring Cathay’s latest product, began serving Melbourne in February and will next week start daily flights into Brisbane.The A350 is the main rival to Boeing’s 787 and Cathay ordered 22 A350 -900s, in addition to 26 of the bigger A350-1000s. A new wing design combines with other aerodynamic and system improvements as well as a carbon fibre fuselage and fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines to deliver a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn. Along with reduced maintenance requirements, this means a plane that is significantly cheaper to operate.Features include vertical walls and larger windows make the 280-seat plane, already touted as the widest in its class, seem even bigger than it is. here are also outsize luggage bins big enough to take roller bags on their side and Airbus says the cabin is 50 per cent quieter than older aircraft in terms of perceived noise.A lower cabin altitude of 6,000ft, compared to as much as 8000ft in some other planes, helps fight jetlag and LED lighting helps set the mood.The A350 offers 38 seats in business class, 28 in premium economy and 214 in economy class. Cathay says that moving from the Airbus A330 to an A350 equates to more than 406 additional seats per week. “We’ve been flying into Perth since 1970 and we’re thrilled to be introducing our newest aircraft on our direct services to and from Hong Kong,’’ said Cathay general manager Southwest Pacific Nelson Chin.“It not only means a bigger aircraft, it also offers more comfortable cabins and more seats using our very latest designs. “We’re also delighted to see a second A350 on our Melbourne services – which will make two out of three daily services on the A350, with the third served by a Boeing 777. ‘’last_img read more

first_img5 December 2011Thousands of people from around the world took to the streets of Durban on Saturday to call for action on climate change ahead of the second week of negotiations at COP 17.The colourful crowds carried banners calling for action rather than mere rhetoric on climate change.“Today’s march was an amazing moment of solidarity that showed people want real action from their governments on climate change – not just talk,” said Tasneem Essop, head of international climate strategy at the World Wildlife Fund.‘The will of our leaders is weak’“The will of the people is strong. The problem is that the will of our leaders is weak.”The protestors were also concerned by the positions of bigger nations like Canada and the United States.Last week, Peter Kent, Canada’s environment minister, refused to confirm or deny rumours that his country had decided to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol.“After six days of talks, we seem to be moving backward, not forward,” said Essop. “It’s time for governments to bravely stand side by side with their citizens. The stakes are enormous as we fight to secure enough food, water and energy for all.”‘We are working tirelessly’The protestors handed over a letter to the president of COP 17, South Africa’s International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres.Figueres once again thanked all stakeholders for making their voices heard. She said Mashabane and herself were working to push governments.“We are working tirelessly. I want you to know [we] were working until four o’clock this morning and we will continue to work,” Figueres said.Security was tight at the Global Day of Action and there were no reports of disorderly behaviour.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgIn creating her web series, Women On Sex, Mmabatho Montsho decided to publish it on the online medium because she wanted to maintain its integrity. She has interviewed numerous women from all walks of life, who speak candidly on topics related to women’s sexuality and sexual health. Actress and filmmaker Mmabatho Montsho has created a candid web series of videos in which women openly and honestly discuss issues related to female sexuality. (Image: Facebook) Priya PitamberA locally made web series, Women on Sex, from actress and filmmaker Mmabatho Montsho, is allowing women to talk openly about female sexuality. No topic is taboo, and in a series of interviews, women talk openly about things such as rape culture, virginity, sex and liberation, and much more.“The series features candid, funny, thought-provoking interviews with amazing women such as Khanyi Mbau, Masasa Mbangeni, Hajra Omarjee and Refiloe Mpakanyane, among others,” Montsho wrote on her Facebook page.Speaking to the Mail and Guardian, she said: “I hope to challenge the existing narrative that African women don’t engage with their own sexuality in progressive and intellectual ways; the perception (is) that we are ‘helpless victims’.“This narrative has been forced on us and it’s our duty as black female filmmakers to dismantle those stereotypes and decolonise our stories.” She said that previously, there was no content that reflected black women as critical, thinking beings.She started filming in 2012, but took a few breaks to raise funding for the series. So far, she has managed to shoot and publish six out of the 10 episodes. The first deals with virginity. “Virginity in a man is frowned upon, whereas (in) a woman it is imposed; it is expected,” said Khosi Jiyane, a clinical psychologist.Watch the first episode here:See the rest of the web series:ReactionPeople have lauded the videos, describing the series as empowering, and the interviewees as incredible.“I am hooked on this,” wrote Thola Antamu on the Women On Sex Facebook page. “These women are incredible. I would love to know more about this concept. Why not turn it into a TV series? South Africa needs this. SABC needs this.”Nontobeko Mdlalose described the series as thought-provoking. “It was about time that this be spoken about openly.”Make sure to watch keep up with the whole series… Great insight!— Khensani. (@KenzoLM_) August 24, 2015Totally loving the @WomenOnSex series- amazing dialogue. I am challenged to educate my lil sisters on sex #WomenOnSex— Nombulelo Mini (@PoojaYeshua) October 14, 2015This woman is truly an inspiration to all the women in Africa @MmabathoMontsho #WomenOnSex— NalayDee (@NaLzy_NaLz) October 20, 2015BroadcastingTo maintain the integrity of her series, Montsho decided to broadcast online. “It also allows us to push certain sensitive boundaries.” It was permissible to say or show a lot more than one could on television screens.“There is also the ongoing battle around intellectual property (IP),” she explained.“When broadcasters commission your work, you relinquish all IP rights and you’re not exactly paid for it either. Those are the difficulties creatives are facing. That said, South Africa is still primarily a TV-watching audience, so my dream is to find a comfortable compromise and serve that audience.”last_img read more

first_img2 May 2014Endless strikes, and bargaining tactics characterised by violence and intimidation, are damaging both to workers’ own interests and to the economy, President Jacob Zuma told a Workers’ Day rally at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Thursday.Zuma used the Workers’ Day celebrations to call on union leaders and mine owners to find common ground to end the crippling three-month strike over wages affecting the platinum belt in South Africa’s North West province.“Unions must always be alive to the realities that endless strikes are not in the interests of the economy, and indeed are not in the interests of workers themselves,” Zuma said at a Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) rally.While democracy had given unions and workers several rights – including the rights to fair labour practice, forming and joining a union, and collective bargaining – these rights had not come cheaply, and should be used by workers “constructively to better their lives and determine their destiny,” Zuma said.The right to strike should never be allowed “to degenerate into anarchy … The methods of engagement employed by trade unions must always appreciate that we now have a democratic government put in place by an overwhelming majority of our people, most of whom are workers.”At the same time, Zuma called on companies not to exploit their labour, but to “respect the rights of workers and pay them proper wages in line with the labour framework”.He added that the mining sector needed to move faster in achieving the objectives set out in the Mining Charter. “I think we should all agree that the time has come for the situations on the mines to change.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By DTN StaffOMAHA (DTN) — With ongoing flood recovery efforts in Nebraska, Iowa, and other affected states, there are a number of places farmers and ranchers can go for help or to donate.Livestock losses in Nebraska are estimated at about $400 million and many ranchers face challenges to save remaining herds.The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is ready to help producers affected by the blizzards and flooding who need hay, feedstuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help and equipment.Callers to the department at 1-800-831-0550 should be prepared to share their name, contact information, type and number of livestock, location (including county), the type of assistance needed and how urgent the need is.Nebraska Department of Ag staff will gather the information and identify needs to react accordingly, including the use of the National Guard and other state resources.A list of disaster relief resources for Nebraska farmers and ranchers also is available online at:… website includes links to USDA Farm Service Agency programs including the Livestock Indemnity Program and information from the Nebraska Extension.OPERATION HAY LIFTNorth Dakota-based nonprofit Farm Rescue is launching Operation Hay Lift. The group launched its efforts in 2017 in response to drought conditions, delivering hay to ranchers in need.The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Farm Rescue is organizing a similar effort for Nebraska ranchers. You can find more information about Farm Rescue at….FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICAThe Nebraska FFA Foundation has established a Storm Relief Fund for FFA supporters to provide resources to Nebraska FFA members and chapters in the communities affected by the devastating floods and blizzards.FFA said 100% of the donations through the Nebraska FFA Foundation will be distributed to Nebraska FFA members and chapters that were affected by the recent floods and blizzards.An additional way to help includes the Agriculture Disaster Exchange:…FARM BUREAU DISASTER RELIEFThe Nebraska Farm Bureau established a Disaster Relief Fund at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation to provide emergency aid to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by recent storms and flooding.Priority will be given to efforts to restore health and safety in rural communities, and to farm and ranch households that have been damaged or displaced by the natural disasters.All donations will be distributed to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by the disasters. If you would like to write a check, make it out to Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation and mail it to: Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, Attn: Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501-0299.To apply for assistance or nominate another for assistance, please visit the Disaster Relief Fund Application for Aid page:…NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN RELIEF FUNDNebraska Cattlemen is working to assist cattle producers affected by natural disasters by launching a new disaster relief fund.The Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is organized in the state of Nebraska as a not-for-profit corporation and will be seeking to qualify as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization, under which all donations made to the fund would be tax deductible for donors.All donations will be distributed to Nebraska cattle producers affected by natural disasters, including the recent floods and blizzard. If you would like to write a check, make it out to Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to: Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund, 4611 Cattle Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521.Please click here to download a donation form:…Additionally, Nebraska Cattlemen has prepared and is keeping an updated list of federal disaster assistance resources, as well as other pertinent state regulations to consider during times of emergency.NEBRASKA PREPAREDNESS PARTNERSHIPThe Nebraska Preparedness Partnership is currently accepting donations. These donations will stay in Nebraska and will be used for the catastrophic flooding and blizzard. Call Sandra Hobson at 402-979-7207 or email her [email protected] for more information.A list of reputable national and state organizations can be found on the Nebraska Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster website, By giving to any of these organizations, donors can be sure that their funds will be distributed to those most in need.AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUNDThe American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations at or call 1-800-435-7669.NEBRASKA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCYThe Nebraska Emergency Management Agency website is continually updating information to answer questions on resources available.You can access that information at…. There are helpful documents that can answer many questions on what needs to be done. NEMA has established a hotline for questions from persons affected by the floods. You can reach that call center at 402-817-1551.For information on debris cleanup, contact the crisis cleanup hotline at 402-556-2476.Farmers who have lost machinery or livestock should report to the Farm Service Agency office. County office contact information can be found on the agency’s website at:…All donations — monetary, goods and services, volunteers — are being coordinated through Nebraska 211. To access Nebraska 211, dial 211 within the state. Outside of Nebraska, call 866-813-1731.TABOR FIRST STATE BANKA fund for flood victims in Fremont County, Iowa, has been set up at the Tabor (Iowa) First State Bank.For information or to donate, call 712-629-2435.**Editor’s Note: Have any questions or know of other donation/relief suggestions to add to this list? Contact: [email protected](TN/CZ/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgNew Cellulose Manufacturer Set for a 2018 LaunchHow to Install Cellulose InsulationCellulose InsulationFiberglass versus CelluloseBlown Insulation for Attics: Fiberglass vs. Cellulose RELATED ARTICLES UltraCell’s new celluloseAs UltraCell explains on its website, producers of cellulose insulation typically use recycled newspaper and other forms of paper as raw materials. Fire retardants are mixed in as dry chemicals, a process that leaves the insulation vulnerable to contamination from foreign material in the shredded paper, and makes for a dusty product when installed.UltraCell promotes two changes to the process. First, it uses recycled corrugated cardboard and other clean fibers as the feedstock. That would make the insulation “extraordinarily clean and robust,” the company said. Second, instead of mixing dry fire retardants into shredded fiber, a new “wet” process along with a fire retardant blend it calls “Celluborate” results in reduced dust and the potential for higher R-values.The innovations would make UltraCell’s cellulose an “industry changing product,” the company said in court filings.Hulstrunk had been a long-time employee of Massachusetts-based cellulose manufacturer National Fiber. After the company closed its doors in 2015, he went to work for UltraCell and became, in UltraCell’s words, “one of only a handful of people who knows all aspects of UltraCell’s trade secret information regarding its wet process…” Further, the company claims, Hulstrunk became an owner by accepting “member units” in the company.Hulstrunk says in his complaint that he went to work for UltraCell in 2015 as an independent contractor and worked from his home in Vermont. Later, he became the company’s technical manager and in September 2017 was named vice president of technical services. But, Hulstrunk adds, he never signed the paperwork that would have prevented his move to another company.In October 2017, Hulstrunk left his job at UltraCell and moved to Nature-Tech.“If Hulstrunk has not already disclosed UltraCell’s trade secrets to Nature Tech, his new employment puts him in a position where such disclosure is inevitable,” UltraCell’s complaint says. “UltraCell needs immediate injunctive relief to stop Hulstrunk and Nature Tech from misappropriating UltraCell’s trade secrets and stealing UltraCell’s goodwill.” Nature-Tech’s entry into the marketLittle is known about Nature-Tech’s venture into the insulation market. Its website focuses on architectural woodworking. There are photos of millwork in corporate meeting rooms, hotels, condos, restaurants, and casinos. The company says it can work with a variety of materials beyond wood, including glass, metal, fabrics and plastics.But there’s nothing about producing insulation, cellulose or otherwise.One hint comes from Hulstrunk’s account at Linked-In, an online business networking app. He describes himself as “VP of Insulation Technology at NatureTech” and adds, “NatureTech will be bringing its innovative dedusted cellulose insulation to market starting in the second quarter of 2018.”Efforts to reach both Hulstrunk and Nature-Tech were unsuccessful. Hulstrunk went to court last November, trying to head off any no-compete claims by UltraCell by filing a complaint against UltraCell in a federal district court in Vermont. UltraCell fired back with its own claim against Hulstrunk and Nature-Tech, alleging that Hulstrunk will inevitably reveal trade secrets and erode UltraCell’s competitive edge in the $500 million North American cellulose market.The dispute is still in court. UltraCell is still planning on having its insulation on the market by the fourth quarter of this year. Whether the legal challenge could disrupt Nature-Tech’s plans isn’t clear. Two companies developing an improved type of cellulose insulation hope to get their products into the hands of installers later this year, but the race to the marketplace has been complicated by an ongoing legal dispute involving allegations that important trade secrets may have been misappropriated.UltraCell Insulation, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, has been working on a new method of making cellulose insulation, incorporating changes that the company says will make the insulation cleaner and less dusty. At the same time, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, firm called Nature-Tech is apparently at work on a similar product. Both hope for a product launch this year.At the center of this competitive race is William Hulstrunk, who went to work for UltraCell in 2015 and became a key player in its insulation program before jumping ship and joining Nature-Tech at the end of 2017. Planned market areaUltraCell CEO Jon Strimling said by telephone that the company has raised about $6 million in financing and put up an initial production line in Buffalo, New York, where it is producing insulation on a limited basis.“We don’t want to launch anything until we’re thrilled with the product,” he said. “We really want to launch the best product the industry has ever seen.”UltraCell Insulation should be available to installers later this year.It will take another couple of months to work out any kinks in production, and another couple of months to get the insulation fully certified, Strimling said. He expects to be shipping product for sampling in the third quarter of the year, and to be in full sales mode by the fourth quarter.Initially, the company’s market area will be all of New England and parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, with a longer term goal of entering the Canadian market. Eventually, Strimling said, they’d like to take sales national.Price-wise, Strimling said UltraCell should be “very competitive” with other forms of cellulose already on the market, in part because its manufacturing process allows a more efficient use of expensive fire retardants.As to higher R-values, Strimling said the company believes that’s possible, but no such claims are being made at this point.“We are looking at this as what it is, which is an engineered composite,” Strimling said. “I think there’s been a tendency in the industry to look at this as shredded paper with some powder thrown on it and put in a bag. We’re tying to be more meticulous about how we manage the materials, and we’re definitely shooting to improve the state of the art in the industry, including R-values.”last_img read more

first_img[maxbutton id=”10″][maxbutton id=”11″] Want to use a LUT in your color grading process? Download these free film print emulation LUTS and learn how to use them in your video projects.If you’ve ever wanted to know what a LUT is and how to make the most of LUTS in your color grading, then this podcast from the three Coloristos (Jason Myres, Juan Salvo, and Josh Petok) will provide you with a detailed low-down.A LUT (Lookup Table) is essentially the modifier between two images, the original image and the displayed image, based on a mathematical formula. There are different types of LUTS – viewing, transform, calibration, 1D and 3D. The three colorists go into a lot of detail on all them.The main concern of the Coloristos is the propagation of the idea (online) that simply slapping a LUT on your footage is a silver bullet for creating a great looking grade. Real color grading is far more complex than that.One note of caution for using a LUT is that you need to know what the color space and input level was intended to be for that particular LUT, and the type of shot it was intended for.Download Free Film Print Emulation LUTSOne of the subjects the colorists mention is film print emulation LUTS – those that would emulate the final printed image as displayed on the screen at the end of the film print process. Those LUTS are now also being used on digital images to emulate the look of screened print, rather than actually using it to ensure the grade would look the same on a printed image. Either way, they’re pretty popular online and several people are offering them for free…Tom Majerski is offering two film print emulation LUTS for use with Blackmagic Design Cinema and Pocket Cameras (examples in the video above). The first LUT comes in two flavors – a vibrant version and a low saturation version of a ‘Technicolor Process 4’ look.The second LUT is loosely based on a Vision 3 500T film stock and designed to supply “soft and natural skin tones.” Tom says, “For Best results, remember to select BMD Film Color Space and perfect the white balance and tint before applying the LUT.” You can also download another ‘Kodak’ LUT from Andres De La Cruz over on the Lift Gamma Gain Forum.For more film print emulation LUTS and a tutorial on how to apply a LUT in DaVinci Resolve, check out this previous PremiumBeat post.Applying a LUT to LOG FootageIf you’re trying to apply a LUT in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer 7 or DaVinci Resolve 10, then this step by step guide from AbleCine is the one-stop shop you need.In a second post from AbleCine, you can download 13 separate LUTS for working with Canon LOG footage from the C100, C300 and C500 cameras. In combination with the tutorial above, you should be good to go for transforming your LOG dailies into edit ready footage.“We’ve taken the Canon LUTs and modified them for use in various programs. Additionally, we’ve thrown in some versions with our popular AbelCine scene files applied. Plus, we’ve made both legal and full range versions available for each.”[maxbutton id=”12″]Another place to create LUTS for free is the Arri Alexa LUT Generator website, which allows you to set the details of the mathematical transformation that is the Look Up Table.last_img read more

first_imgAlternative NamesPain – heelCausesHeel pain is most often the result of overuse. Rarely, it may be caused by an injury.Your heel may become tender or swollen from:Shoes with poor support or shock absorptionRunning on hard surfaces, like concreteRunning too oftenTightness in your calf muscle or the Achilles tendonSudden inward or outward turning of your heelLanding hard or awkwardly on the heelConditions that may cause heel pain include:When the tendon that connects the back of your leg to your heel becomes swollen and painful near the bottom of the footSwelling of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) at the back of the heel bone under the Achilles tendon (bursitis)Bone spurs in the heelSwelling of the thick band of tissue on the bottom of your foot (plantar fasciitis)Fracture of the heel bone that is related to landing very hard on your heel from a fall (calcaneus fracture)Home CareThe following steps may help relieve your heel pain:Use crutches to take weight off your feet.Rest as much as possible for at least a week.Apply ice to the painful area. Do this at least twice a day for 10 to 15 minutes, more often in the first couple of days.Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.Wear proper-fitting shoes.Use a heel cup, felt pads in the heel area, or shoe insert.Wear night splints.Your doctor may recommend other treatments, depending on the cause of your heel pain.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionaladvertisementCall your doctor if your heel pain does not get better after 2 – 3 weeks of home treatment. Also call if:Your pain is getting worse despite home treatmentYour pain is sudden and severeYou have redness or swelling of your heelYou cannot put weight on your footWhat to Expect at Your Office VisitYour doctor will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history and symptoms, such as:Have you had this type of heel pain before?When did your pain begin?Do you have pain upon your first steps in the morning or after your first steps after rest?Is the pain dull and aching or sharp and stabbing?Is it worse after exercise?Is it worse when standing?Did you fall or twist your ankle recently?Are you a runner? If so, how far and how often do you run?Do you walk or stand for long periods of time?What kind of shoes do you wear?Do you have any other symptoms?Your doctor may order a foot x-ray. You may need to see a physical therapist to learn exercises to stretch and strengthen your foot. Your doctor may recommend a night splint to help stretch your foot. Surgery may be recommended in some cases.PreventionMaintaining flexible and strong muscles in your calves, ankles, and feet can help prevent some types of heel pain. Always stretch and warm-up before exercising.Wear comfortable, properly fitting shoes with good arch support and cushioning. Make sure there is enough room for your toes.ReferencesMurphy GA. Disorders of tendons and fascia and adolescent and adult pes planus. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 82.McGee DL. Podiatric procedures. In: Roberts JR, Hedges JR, eds. Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2013:chap 51.Review Date:3/8/2014Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid target BVB whiz Sancho, ex-Man City teammate Diazby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are watching the progress of Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund.Marca says Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are monitoring very closely Sancho’s situation.The giants of the sport see him as a potential signing to strengthen their squads and are keeping tabs on what he is doing at Borussia Dortmund, a club that maintains a close relationship with Real Madrid.As for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, they’ll be frustrated to have lost such a talent and they’d also be disappointed if Brahim Diaz moves to Real Madrid. Real have been trying to sign young talents for some time now and are currently wrapping up a deal for Diaz. last_img read more

first_imgSpurs regard Real Madrid bigger pull for Pochettino than Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham see Real Madrid as a bigger threat to keeping hold of manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Manchester United.The Irish Independent says United have made Pochettino their No 1 target to succeed Jose Mourinho as the next permanent manager.The Old Trafford club are prepared to pay a world-record compensation fee to tempt Spurs to release Pochettino, and are hopeful they can convince him to take on the biggest job in English football.But sources close to the north London club claim Tottenham believe Real are a bigger threat to their hopes of keeping Pochettino if the La Liga giants choose to make another managerial change at the end of the season.While there is a recognition that United would be an attractive proposition, Tottenham insiders feel Pochettino would be torn over quitting to immediately join another English club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgBill Clinton released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010:“Six years ago, over 200,000 Haitians were killed in the devastating earthquake, and countless more were displaced from their homes, loved ones, and support systems.“I am deeply grateful to the many partners within Haiti and around the world — including through the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative — who have remained steadfast in their dedication to the rebuilding effort, often in the face of considerable challenges. Together, Haitians and their partners are working today to create jobs, grow small businesses, revitalize Haiti’s once-vibrant agricultural sector, and protect the environment.“Much remains to be done, but I continue to believe that Haiti has a bright future, and will continue to do what I can to support the resilient Haitian people as they build the country they envision.”last_img read more