first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors reserve swingman Patrick McCaw plans to turn down the Warriors two-year, $5.2 million offer, according to league sources, providing another twist into what one team source considered a “strange” development.The Warriors remain intent on re-signing the 22-year-old McCaw because of his upside as a wing defender, and currently remain reluctant to explore any contingency plans to fill McCaw’s possible vacancy. But the Warriors have become increasingly perplexed with McCaw, who …last_img read more

first_imgLAS VEGAS–This is the week Farhan Zaidi can begin to flex his talents.As front office executives from all 30 of Major League Baseball’s clubs convene under the same exceptionally large roof, Zaidi’s creative mind, impressive interpersonal skills and knack for negotiating will come into focus.The Winter Meetings are baseball’s version of a family reunion and Zaidi is the new patriarch in the San Francisco Giants’ front office. How did the former Dodgers general manager earn a coveted seat at …last_img read more

first_imgThe Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa is one organisation educating the public on how we can care for the environment. (Images: WESSA, via Facebook)For more than 90 years the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) has helped start and support wildlife conservation programmes across South Africa, and works to get the public more involved in caring for the planet.Wessa initiates many environmental efforts, many of which it also supports.These include the Eco-Schools programme run by the Foundation for Environmental Education. Developed to teach schoolchildren about caring for the environment, the programme is aimed at ensuring the future survival of South Africa’s ecosystems.Wessa is also involved in environmental skills development programmes for to individuals, corporations and the government. Its wide range of education courses help address the shortage of skills needed to drive the green economy.Wessa, through its Rhino Initiative, appeals to the public to help them combat poaching in South Africa.THE WESSA RHINO INITIATIVEOne of the biggest nature conservation issues in Africa is rhino poaching. The slaughter of our rhinos has led to the steady decline in rhino numbers in the wild. Without the support of the public, these magnificent animals face extinction.This is why Wessa, through its Rhino Initiative, appeals to the public to help them combat poaching in South Africa.Established in 2010, the initiative’s aim is to raise funds and awareness among South Africans in the hopes of changing attitudes towards conservation – to ensure the animals are still around for generations to come.If you want to help Wessa save rhinos in South Africa, visit the Wessa Rhino Initiative website for details on how to donate to the cause. You can also contact Chris Galliers, the initiative’s unit leader, on 033 330 3931 or 079 504 4296, or at [email protected] INVOLVED WITH WESSAIf you or anyone you know shares Wessa’s passion for nature and want to help them, have a look at their get involved page.The page has details on how to volunteer your time at Wessa’s projects and donate money to help them with day-to-day expenses.You can also get in touch with the organisation on 011 462 5663 or via email at [email protected] The contact details for their other offices across the country are available on their contact us page on their website.WESSA’s wide range of education courses help address the shortage of skills needed to drive the green economy.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

first_imgSince the device’s release 2 months ago, many have praised the iPad for its media consumption capabilities while admitting that media creation is not its strong suit. It may not be the best device to compose a day’s worth of emails, but watching video and reading books and news on the large touchscreen is certainly a compelling experience. Feeds are one of the most efficient ways to quickly consume large amounts of information from the Web, and feed reading service Netvibes is bringing their popular Web-based experience to the consumption-friendly iPad. Netvibes allows users to aggregate, personalize and monitor their favorite blogs and trending topics into customizable dashboards that can also be viewed in a listed RSS reader form. With an iPad version launching today, fans of the service will be able to access their dashboards and feeds on their iPads using a mobile website optimized for the iPad’s Safari browser. Since it is still web-based, content marked as read on the app will sync up with the desktop Web-based experience – sidestepping a common annoyance of native RSS readers.Built-in social network integration also allows users to use the service a social dashboard along with the news and media browser. By connecting the app to their Twitter and Facebook accounts, users can monitor the activity of their friends and followers, as well as publish updates to their profiles from the app. The ability to share news items on these social networks is a feature missing from this release of the iPad version, but the company told ReadWriteWeb that more functionality such as this will come in future releases.Users can also expect to see more visual magazine-style viewing options, premium dashboard branding and the ability to add, remove and change dashboard configurations in the near future. Personally I haven’t found myself straying from good ole Google Reader for reading feeds online, and I feel that a web-based iPad-friendly version may not be enough to sway me away. On the other hand, it would be interesting to see Netvibes, or a similar service like Lazyfeed, develop a native application for the iPad that can fully leverage the device’s features and APIs. chris cameron Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Tags:#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “It takes a lot of work. It doesn’t happen overnight. We’ve been through a lot of downs and we’ve been through a lot of ups; it’s been a journey,” Ross said.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“All the guys that wore that jersey tonight are all fighters. We all came through even though we had a terrible first half. We didn’t lose hope, we didn’t lose faith; we just kept battling. We made enough plays in the end to pull this one through.”San Miguel Beer had to go through Magnolia to keep the Philippine Cup championship for the second straight year and it’s not going to be the last.READ: Magnolia defense holds San Miguel to lowest scoring quarter in PBA finals history“They’re scrappy, man. I kept telling my team that all five guys on the court have to play hard. You can’t take any plays off against this team because all five of their guys on the court, they’re gonna go all-out. They go all-out every possession. It’s a testament to the coaching and to their leaders, how they play the game,” Ross commended. “They’re a tough bunch.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READcenter_img “They pushed us to the limit. They’re definitely a team we have to look out for going forward because they’re tough. I tip my hat to those guys.”Real recognizes real.Ross had a lot of high praise for the Hotshots and he made sure to let them know about it.“After our celebration, I went to their locker room and shook everyone’s hands, and told them that they played a great series because it was one we definitely had to work for. And it wasn’t a pushover. I’m sure they’re looking forward to playing us next conference, and we’ll be ready for whatever they throw at us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer had been through countless battles on its way to building a dynasty.The “Beeracle” will always be up there, but winning a fifth consecutive Philippine Cup crown in a gut-wrenching Game 7 comes close as far as the Beermen’s accomplishments go.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle blanks FEU for UAAP women’s football 3-peat “It was one of the toughest. I have a bad memory so it’s hard for me to remember, but this was the first one that I actually cried after winning the game. I hugged coach Leo and tears fell through my eyes, and it was definitely one of the feel-good championships that we have,” Ross told reporters Wednesday night after surviving Magnolia, 72-71, in Game 7 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals at Araneta Coliseum.READ: San Miguel makes history with 5th straight Philippine Cup title, outlasts MagnoliaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s always hard to win a championship, but this one is one of the hardest,” said San Miguel Beer superstar June Mar Fajardo, who bagged his third Finals MVP plum.The Beermen became the first team in PBA history to claim five All-Filipino titles in a row but there is no victory without struggle and they dealt with a lot of it along the way.last_img read more

first_imgDefinitionVolkmanns contracture is a deformity of the hand, fingers, and wrist caused by injury to the muscles of the forearm.See also: Compartment syndromeAlternative NamesIschemic contractureCauses, incidence, and risk factorsVolkmanns contracture occurs when there is a lack of blood flow (ischemia) to the forearm. This usually occurs when there is increased pressure due to swelling, a condition called compartment syndrome.Trauma to the arm, including a crush injury or fracture, can lead to swelling that presses on blood vessels and can decrease blood flow to the arm. A prolonged decrease in blood flow will injure the nerves and muscles, causing them to become stiff (scarred) and shortened.When the muscle shortens, it pulls on the joint at the end of the muscle just as it would if it were normally contracted. But because it is stiff, the joint remains bent and cannot straighten. This condition is called a contracture.In Volkmanns contracture, the muscles of the forearm are severely injured. This leads to contracture deformities of the fingers, hand, and wrist.There are three levels of severity in Volkmanns contracture:Mild — contracture of two or three fingers only, with no or limited loss of feelingModerate — all fingers are flexed and the thumb is stuck in the palm; the wrist may be stuck in flexion, and there is usually loss of some feeling in the handSevere — all muscles in the forearm that both flex and extend the wrist and fingers are involved; this is a severely disabling conditionThe injury that usually causes this condition is an elbow fracture in children. Other conditions that can cause increased pressure in the forearm include:advertisementAnimal bitesAny forearm fractureBleeding disordersBurnsExcessive exerciseInjection of certain medications into the forearmSymptomsThe main symptom is pain that does not improve with rest or pain medications, and continues to get worse with time. If the pressure is allowed to continue, there will be:Decreased sensationPaleness of the skinWeaknessSigns and testsThe doctor will perform a physical exam. If you have compartment syndrome in the forearm, you will have severe pain when the doctor moves the fingers up and down. Your forearm may be very swollen and shiny. You will feel pain when your forearm is squeezed.The diagnosis can be confirmed with a test that directly measures pressure in the area. This involves inserting a needle into the affected area. The needle is attached to a pressure meter. There is a specific pressure level that confirms the diagnosis of compartment syndrome.TreatmentIf there is a forearm or elbow fracture, you should use a sling or splint to keep the area still and raise the arm above heart level. This helps prevent further injury and excessive swelling.The best treatment is early surgery to release the pressure in the forearm before any permanent injury to the muscles and nerves occurs. Reconstructive surgery to lengthen and sometimes transfer muscles is necessary to try to regain some hand function.Expectations (prognosis)How well a person does depends on the severity and stage of disease at the time treatment is started.If surgery to relieve pressure is performed before permanent damage occurs, then the outcome is usually excellent. The wounds are usually left open (covered with a sterile dressing) and closed later (usually 48 – 72 hrs later) during a second surgery, once the swelling has resolved. Sometimes, several surgeries are needed to close the wound safely.If there is high pressure in the forearm for an extended period of time, the muscles and nerves can be permanently damaged. If a nerve is compressed for longer than 12 to 24 hours, it will usually become permanently damaged.People with mild muscle contractures involving only a few fingers have a better chance of returning to normal function. People who lose normal function of all the muscles that move the fingers and wrist need major reconstructive surgery and do not have a complete recovery.ComplicationsThe more severe the contracture, the worse the function of the hand and wrist. In severe cases, the hand may not work at all, and you may have a loss of sensation (feeling) in the area.Calling your health care providerContact your health care provider for an appointment if you have had an injury to your elbow or forearm and have developed swelling, numbness, and continued pain.ReferencesJobe MT. Compartment syndromes and Volkmann contracture. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2007:chap 71.Hensinger RN. Complications of fractures in children. In: Green NE, Swiontkowski MF, eds. Skeletal Trauma in Children. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2008:chap 6.advertisementMarshall ST, Browner BD. Emergency care of musculoskeletal injuries. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL,eds.Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 20.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more