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Back Pain Relief Techniques

September 27th, 2016

Back Pain Relief Techniques


Wayne V. Sanches

There are many factors that can cause pain in the back, including injury, sprains of ligaments, spasm, slipped disk or joint problem. The most common cause of pain in the back is using the back muscles for activities that body is not used to, such as working in the yard, or lifting heavy weights. Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives, and is the second most common neurological disorder.

Back Pain Relief Techniques

If you are suffering from back pain, the first step to address the issue is to consult your primary care provider. There are certain serious conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated disc, osteoporosis, spondylosistheses and tumor that can cause back pain as well.

It has been proved that acupuncture can provide the back pain relief, and people who get acupuncture treatment are less likely to use the medication for pain relief. As per traditional Chinese medicine practice, the pain is caused by the blocked energy along the energy pathways in the body, and acupuncture needles are inserted along the invisible pathways to unblock them.

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Capsaicin is the active ingredient in chili peppers, and when the cream containing this ingredient is applied to the skin, it depletes the substance P-a neurochemical that transmits pain, and hence provides the back pain relief. This cream is easily available in health food stores, drug stores and on Internet. Before applying the cream, wear disposable gloves, and do not touch eyes or open skin.

If you suffer from chronic muscle pain, you might be vitamin D deficient. Fortified milk and cereals, fish with small bones and exposure to sunlight are good sources of vitamin D. Music acts as the natural therapy that reduces the anxiety, disability, and depression. It has immediate effect on reducing pain and hence provides the back pain relief.

The bark of white willow tree is known to have pain-relieving properties due to presence of salicin. In the body, it is converted to salicylic acid that helps in back pain relief and inflammation. There are various exercises and yoga postures especially designed for back pain relief.

Yoga creates a balance in the body with the help of different poses, and also helps develop strength and flexibility. Bowen therapy is a gentle bodywork, and makes use of specialized moves by the therapist using their thumbs and fingers. The therapists pull the skin slack away from the muscle, apply the pressure that helps in quick release of tension and provides back pain relief.

Some other chronic back pain relief techniques include deep breathing practice, massage therapy, chiropractic, Prolotherapy, Alexander technique, and Balneotherapy. However, it is important to consult your doctor before starting any new technique.

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NASA launches Space Shuttle Atlantis

September 27th, 2016

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

At 2:01:56 p.m EDT Monday, Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off above Florida on its two day journey to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to make repairs.

During the 11 day repair mission to the HST, astronauts will perform five spacewalks, installing two new instruments and repairing two others. The two new instruments are the US$126 million Wide Field Camera 3 and the $81 million Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. The instruments to be repaired are the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and the Advanced Camera for Surveys, which failed on August 3, 2004 and January 27, 2007, respectively. The mission will also see the installation of a new Science Instrument Command and Data Handling Unit to replace the existing one.

“On Servicing Mission 4, we’re going to give Hubble another extreme makeover. This makeover will be the best one yet because we will outfit Hubble with the most powerful and advanced imaging and spectrographic instruments available and we will extend Hubble’s operating lifetime for five additional years,” said Program Manager Preston Burch.

Scott D. Altman is the mission commander of the fifth and final mission to service the HST. This will be his fourth space flight, and his second one to service the telescope. John Grunsfeld, Michael Massimino, two of the crews space walkers has also been to HST previously. Andrew Feustel and Michael Good are the other two spacewalkers. Pilot Gregory C. Johnson, and flight engineer Megan McArthur complete the crew’s complement.

Space shuttle Endeavour is on standby due to an increased probability of an impact with space debris compared to previous missions. “There are very small odds we would, in fact, have a problem on ascent for which the remedy would be a launch on need shuttle, a rescue shuttle. But against the very small probability that it could occur, we will carry that rescue option in the manifest. … The safety of our crew conducting this mission will be as much as we can possibly do,” explained former NASA Administrator Mike Griffin.

NASA to launch Discovery despite crack in insulation foam

September 27th, 2016

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

NASA officials decided late Monday to go ahead with the planned launch at 2:38 p.m. EDT on July 4 of the space shuttle Discovery. The launch, from Cape Canaveral in Florida, had previously been delayed twice due to poor weather conditions. The expected 13-day mission has been described as critical to the future of the International Space Station (ISS) as well as the shuttle and the entire NASA fleet.

There were concerns over a 5″ by 1/2″ crack in the insulation foam that was found late last night. NASA officials dismissed the crack saying it was less than the size required to cause damage at launch.

The Discovery mission is to deliver critical supplies to the ISS, test shuttle-inspection techniques and to drop off European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter for his 6-month stay in the ISS.

Over the last three years, NASA has spent an estimated $1.3 billion to remedy the foam problem. When asked about the foam concern, NASA Associate Administrator Bill Gerstenmaier said, “We’re about the same risk as we were before … I don’t think we’re taking any additional risks.” Officials have said that they expect foam to fall during the launch though. A few senior NASA safety and technical officers have their voiced opposition to the launch, claiming that they need more time to work on the foam-shedding problem. Foam debris coming loose was the cause of the Columbia disaster in 2003.

It is widely expected that another major problem with the launch would lead to the entire NASA fleet being grounded. A grounded fleet, in turn, will put the $100 billion International Space Station in a difficult situation, since the shuttle has been the major means of delivering supplies to it.

This mission is to be one of the last few flights of the space shuttle Discovery, which is set to retire in 2010.

Ebola outbreak in Congo

September 27th, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Reuters reports that nine people have died from Ebola in the Republic of Congo this month. The outbreak is in the Cuvette-Ouest region near the Gabon border, where a previous outbreak occurred in 2003.

The government of Congo and the United Nations World Health Organization have announced a quarantine of the Etoumbi and Mbomo districts. They are monitoring 84 suspected cases in the two regions. Jean-Vivien Mombouli, adviser to the Congolese Ministry of Health, pointed out the individuals may not actually have the virus; only one confirmed case of Ebola has been diagnosed thus far.

“We will wait for 21 days just to be sure then after that, if the person does not get sick, he is out of danger,” Mr. Mombouli said of the patients. Ebola has a five to ten day incubation period.

Neighbouring Uganda has stepped up its surveillance in response to the outbreak.

No cure exists for Ebola, and between 50-90% of those who contract it die. Zaire/Congo has sustained the largest number, and most severe, outbreaks of the Ebola virus. Although no cure exists, work continues on a vaccine and it is in the human trial stages, as well as research into pharmaceutical treatments.

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How Folding Tables Can Used To Remodel Your Office Interior To Offer An Attractive Look

September 27th, 2016

How Folding Tables Can Used To Remodel Your Office Interior To Offer An Attractive Look


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Any office, be it a start-up or a giant in the related field, some of the time needs remodelling or complete makeover to make the workspace or office interior more attractive, stylish with state of the art, modern set of unique furniture which includes both tables and chairs as well as sofa. Reception area and the visitor room should be having best quality of table and chair as most of the guests and customers will be visiting these places the most. So, if these areas are being decorated with stylish new-age furniture and organised in such a way so that it can attract the kind attention of visitors, then by visual impression only the office will be able to win hearts of the customers before the usual business talk takes place.

Also, while choosing the best set of furniture from the available ones in the market, one need to make sure that any office may undergo an expansion phase in the future where they will be hiring new employees to cater the demand of the business. So, modern, space saver furniture must be given highest preference like Folding tables, wall cabinets, and chairs since they occupy less space and high in usage. Also, the furniture should be matching with the mood and financial condition of the company as well as the existing set of furniture. Irrespective of the size of the office, some of the times, due to the presence of huge number of paperwork or disorganised files and folders on the working table, it is very unlikely to have a little place to even place a cup of hot coffee or lunch box. So,

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English Football: Roundup for April 25, 2009

September 27th, 2016

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Scoring five goals in 22:44, Manchester United came back from a 0–2 deficit at the half to run out comfortable 5–2 winners over Tottenham Saturday in English Premier League action. With the victory, United moved three points clear of second-place Liverpool, with United having a game-in-hand. Liverpool earned a 3–1 victory over Hull City earlier in the day, allowing the Reds to hold the top position in the table for about two hours, before United reclaimed the top spot. Third-place Chelsea earned a narrow victory and fourth-place Arsenal is off until Sunday.

At Old Trafford, Darren Bent opened the scoring in the 29th minute and Luka Modri? added another three minutes later to put visitors two up over the champions. In the second half, United turned the tables quickly, scoring four goals in the first 25 minutes of the half. Cristiano Ronaldo put United on the board after Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes unfairly challenged Michael Carrick inside the box. Wayne Rooney equalised for United in the 67th minute and added an assist a minute later when Ronaldo hit a diving header past Gomes. Rooney added an assurance goal three minutes later, before Dimitar Berbatov closed the scoring in the 79th minute after Gomes allowed a shot to slip out of his reach.

For Liverpool, Dirk Kuyt scored the winning goal in the 63rd minute to give the Reds a much needed three points in their quest for the Premier League title. Xabi Alonso opened the scoring for Liverpool, giving the visitors the lead for good. After Kuyt’s goal, Hull pulled a goal back on a smash by Geovanni. Kuyt later added another in the 89 minute. The 3–1 victory game Liverpool a precious three points, enough to go ahead of United in the table on goal difference. The lead was short as United regained the spot with their victory in the late game.

Chelsea’s narrow victory come when Salomon Kalou converted a Frank Lampard cross in the 55th minute. West Ham United had a chance to equalise with the Blues, but Chelsea keeper Petr ?ech saved a Mark Noble penalty kick. The penalty was awarded when Kalou fouled Hérita Ilunga. Chelsea is now six points behind United and three back of Liverpool.

Fifth-place Aston Villa drew 1–1 at Bolton and sixth-place Everton fell 1–2 at home to Manchester City. Ashley Young scored for the Villians just before half-time and Tamir Cohen equalised on sixty minutes for Bolton. For Everton, Dan Gosling 90th minute goal would not be enough as goals from Robinho and Stephen Ireland put City over the top for good. The point for Villa put them two points clear of Everton. The victory moved Manchester City into the 9th spot in the table.

In other action, Fulham earned a 1–0 victory over Stoke City, enough to bump them up to the seventh spot in the table. West Bromwich Albion gained a convincing 3–0 victory over Sunderland, with goals from Jonas Olsson, Chris Brunt and Juan Carlos Menseguez.

Two games will be played Sunday as Arsenal hosts Middlesbrough in the afternoon and Blackburn Rovers hosts Wigan in the night game. One game will be played on Monday as Newcastle hosts Portsmouth.

UK inflation rate increases to 4%

September 27th, 2016

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have made a statement saying the inflation rate of the United Kingdom measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to 4% in January 2011. In December 2010, this figure was 3.7%. According to BBC News Online, 4% is the highest CPI that the UK has experienced since November 2008.

There are various reasons for the raised British inflation rate, including value added tax (VAT) increasing from 17.5% to 20% on January 4 and the value of crude oil rising. The inflation rate of the Retail Price Index in the country has increased to 5.1%; previously, the value was 4.8%. The CPI has now been a minimum of a percentage point higher than the intended 2% target for one year and two months.

The ONS revealed that the price of petrol per litre, which the CPI measured at £1.27 (US$2.04, €1.51) (£5.77/ Imperial gallon), was a record peak. The rising values of tobacco, alcohol, hotels, restaurants, transport and furniture are also said to have caused the increase in VAT. Between December 2010 and January 2011, the rate of the CPI increased by 0.1%, the first time that inflation rose during these two months since records commenced in 1997. The ONS have stated that “[t]wo of the main factors that had an impact on the January data are the increase in the standard rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) to 20% and the continued increase in the price of crude oil”.

Mervyn King, the current Governor of the Bank of England, has written a letter and sent it to George Osborne, the present Chancellor of the Exchequer of the British government. The letter provides an explanation for the inflation outlook and what can be done to overcome it. Within the letter, King states that the inflation is anticipated to increase to 5% within the next few months.

“The MPC’s central judgement, under the assumption that Bank rate increases in line with market expectations, remains that inflation will fall back so that it is about as likely to be above the target as below it two to three years ahead,” Mervyn King stated in the letter. “The MPC judges that attempting to bring inflation back to the target quickly risks generating undesirable volatility in output and would increase the chances of undershooting the target in the medium term.”

During the last week, the UK interest rates remained at 0.5%. The Bank of England has kept this figure at half a percent for twenty-three consecutive months.

Somali pirates seize Greek-owned tanker

September 27th, 2016

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Somali pirates have seized the Greek-owned Maran Centaurus, an oil tanker with 28 crew members on board, yesterday, according to reports.

Officials say the tanker, which can transport more than two million barrels of oil, was sailing from Saudi Arabia to the United States when it was hijacked. A tanker full of oil could be worth millions of dollars, and possibly pose a significant security and environmental threat. Authorities, however, couldn’t immediately ascertain how much oil the vessel was carrying.

The ship’s crew consists of sixteen Filipinos, nine Greeks, two Ukrainians, and one Romanian, the Al Jazeera news agency reports.

Somali pirates have hijacked dozens of ships over the past two years, demanding and receiving millions of dollars in ransom from the hijacked ships’ owners.

Savings Rates Finding The Best High Interest Savings Account

September 26th, 2016

By Roberta Martin

Attributable to several choices obtainable it could be a hard task to choose a good high interest savings account. But, geared up with some beneficial information this headache can be minimized to a great extent. When you find out accurately the things you would like from your high interest savings account it may make the decision far more easy. You could notice several points to give some thought to the moment you’re looking for a bank or credit union in order to put in your cash. The visible intent is to find the top revenue for this investment. As expected amongst the main component is the bank’s monthly interest.

In cases where you’re observing this rate of interest be certain that you as well consider the frequency by which they calculate compound interest. Many compute interest on the balance on a daily basis, while others calculate it only quarterly. Thoughts must also be given to the bank’s criteria. A large number of banks demand a minimum deposit to actually get a high interest account. A few as well take that a specific balance be preserved all through the duration of the account. These can both be considerable sums and can affect if you’d like an account with the particular company.

A different thing to compare before beginning a high interest savings account is how easy or challenging it is to access your cash as soon as it is in the account. The account might be a bit limited when it is simply a web-based account. Take care that you give consideration to an internet account with a bank which owns a branch around you. This would enable far more freedom in using the account. Make sure that you cautiously look over the terms of the account earlier than you start it. A lot of establishments have terms on the account, the amount that could be pulled out, how many times a withdrawal could occur and if you could or could not use a debit card connected with the account.

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There are typically fees connected with transactions besides. Be certain you know all the terms prior to making a final selection on the company you would like to use for the high interest savings account. Possibly the major concern is whether or not the bank is FDIC secured. In cases where it’s not assured by FDIC then it isn’t a safe place in which to make an investment of your cash. Taking all these into careful consideration should make sure that you will get the most beneficial high interest savings account available in the market.

Putting in your money into plans which lead you to take risks with your hard earned funds is not for all. The majority of us don’t have funds we can manage to lose although we’ll be in a position to put aside some amount every month and invest it into the savings account. If you are spending some time you might speedily analyze online to find banks and finance companies which may offer you a high interest savings account and in a little while you’ll be setting aside a bit of money on a monthly basis. Typically, you are able to have funds transferred directly from your usual bank account right into an account with a higher interest rate. Devote a part of your cash in one at once and you would indeed make money from eventually.

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US army gives medical assistance to Iraq school

September 26th, 2016

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

BAGHDAD – According to Defend America, US Department of Defense News website, US soldiers members of the 256th Brigade Combat Team, the 199th Forward Support Battalion (FSB), with several units from Camp Liberty (18th Military Police Brigade, 16th MP Brigade, 617th MP Brigade, 307th Psychological Operations Battalion, and the Iraqi Highway Patrol) provided medical assistance to Iraq children at an elementary school in Bagdah.

US Major Alan Kabakoff, with the 16th MP Brigade, says humanitarian missions are very important in winning the war on terror, although you can’t see the importance sometimes: “It’s like fire prevention, everyone knows that it works, it’s just hard to prove, unless something bad happens. These people want the same things that we do, they want safe schools, safe homes, and safe areas to raise their kids.”

Staff Sgt. Jason Escoyne, Co. C, 199th FSB, who examined the children said that there was nothing seriously wrong with them.

This effort is part of the US reconstruction of Iraq. Till now according to USAID, U.S. Agency for International Development, in Iraq 2,405 schools were rehabilitated including the supply of chairs, cabinets, desks, chalkboards and kits for secondary and primary schools, about 8.7 million science and math textbooks have been distributed, 33,000 secondary school teachers have been trainned, high protein biscuits have been distributed to more than 450,000 children and 200,000 nursing and pregnant women, trainning have been provided to 700 physicians and 2,500 primary health care providers, over 3 million children under five have been vaccinated and more than 1.3 million children under five suspected of malnutrition have been examined.

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