Police helicopter goes down responding to another downed aircraft, both pilots survive

first_imgiStock(FORT MEADE, Fla.) — A police helicopter went down in a muddy Florida field Thursday evening as its pilot was searching for the pilot of another downed aircraft.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said one of their helicopters was out looking for a downed gyrocopter, a smaller aircraft, after receiving reports it had made a hard landing around 2 p.m., near Fort Meade, Florida.The aircraft went down on property belonging to crop nutrition company Mosaic, and workers in the area called police, according to Polk County Fire and Rescue.The PSCO helicopter carrying one pilot responded to the downed gyrocopter, but then also had to make a hard landing in the same swampy area around 4:30 p.m. today, near Route 664, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.PSCO told ABC News they are working with other agencies to rescue the two pilots from the scene which is “extremely rural, wet, and mucky,” but added that both pilots “are together on the ground and both are OK.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Warburtons and Hovis go head-to-head on all-British bread

first_imgBoth Hovis and Warburtons have announced their intentions to use 100% British wheat in loaves from early 2010, with Hovis stealing a march on its rival by switching the entire range to UK-grown wheat.While Warburtons said it would launch two “all-British loaves” from March 2010, made using wheat sourced from its network of 320 farmers across the UK, Hovis moved to use 100% British wheat across all its loaves, with the change expected in January.Hovis has been working on its plan to use 100% British wheat for the past five years, in a multi-million-pound investment to ensure the British wheat used provides the same quality as imported wheat. Although red wheat is known for its great bread-baking quality, historically it has primarily been grown in Canada. However, there are now 600 British farmers growing red wheat for Hovis, commented the firm.The all-British Hovis launch will be supported by a fully integrated above- and below-the-line marketing campaign from January 2010.“Hovis is the only major bread brand to be doing this across the range, making the brand thoroughly British,” said Hovis marketing director Jonathon Goldstone.Meanwhile, Warburtons’ range will continue to be manufactured using a blend of British and Canadian wheat, “as this guarantees the exacting quality and consistency standards Warburtons demands for its consumers,” commented chairman Jonathan Warburton.The two new Warburtons loaves – a soft white and a soft brown – have been developed in conjunction with two of its British wheat suppliers Tom Tupper and Ian Waller, and are made using a blend of Hereward and Solstice wheat. “We’ve wanted to bake a British loaf for a long time and, by working closely with our farmers, we have been able to achieve this and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate farming at its best,” said Warburton.* Last month, multiple retailer Sainsbury’s announced that it was “on course” to be the first retailer to use 100% British flour in its own-label sliced bread. Having converted the biggest section of its own label bread range in September, it has plans to convert its remaining own label sliced bread ranges, with completed conversion of the entire category expected next year.It followed the announcement, in July this year, that Sainsbury’s 400 in-store bakery-produced products are now made using 100% British flour, sourced with the help of farming co-operative Camgrain.last_img read more

Roger Federer into another Australian Open semi, Serena Williams crushes Maria Sharapova

first_imgRoger Federer is into the Australian Open semi-finals and a possible match with world number one Novak Djokovic, while Serena Williams continued her dominance over Maria Sharapova.Federer into yet another Aussie semiRoger Federer bt Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4) 6-2 6-4 – Berdych entered the quarter-finals playing some of the best tennis of his life, but he wasn’t nearly good enough to overcome Federer at Rod Laver Arena. In his defence, few have been in Melbourne. Tuesday’s win see the Swiss reach the semif-inals for the 12th time in 13 years as he continues to shine Down Under. Federer had some trouble in the first set, where each player registered a break, but the number three seed won the tiebreak to move one set up.From there, it was all Federer as Berdych struggled to land enough enough first serves and the Swiss simply mauled him on second serves. It was a complete performance for Federer, like so many others the legend has put on at the tournament, and now he sits just two wins away from his fifth Australian Open title. But the daunting prospect of Novak Djokovic remains in his way in the last four if the world number one overcome Kei Nishikori later on Tuesday evening.Serena wins 18th straight over SharapovaSerena Williams bt Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-1 – You will have to excuse Sharapova if she doesn’t want to see Williams any time soon, but that has been said for some time. The fifth seed at this year’s Australian Open looked magnificent in the first four rounds of the tournament, but when it came to playing Williams, the Russian appeared helpless. Sharapova started strongly, breaking in the opening game, but Williams came roaring back to break twice in winning the first set.Sharapova’s serve fell apart and Williams looked every bit the world’s best player, cruising through the second set to capture her 18th consecutive victory over Sharapova. Williams is now into the semi-finals, while Sharapova is left to wonder if she will ever beat Williams again. She remains without a win against Serena since a tournament in Los Angeles in 2004 as the head-to-heads move to 19-2 between the pair. Radwanska rolls into semi-finalsAgnieszka Radwanska bt Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-3 – Radwanska had few issues in progressing to the quarter-finals, taking great advantage of Anna-Lena Friedsam’s cramps to recover in her fourth-round clash, but she sure made a statement in advancing to the semi-finals. The Polish player absolutely thrashed Suarez Navarro, rendering the Spaniard helpless. It wasn’t as if Radwanska was overpowering, but she was solid in all phases and continued to put Suarez Navarro in tough situations. Suarez Navarro was aggressive, even when backing off may have been more prudent, and Radwanska was only too happy to take advantage. She made just 13 unforced errors and broke six times, leaving her just two wins away from her first Grand Slam title.FULL RESULTS    Serena Williams bt Maria Sharapva 6-4 6-1    Agnieszka Radwanska bt Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-3    Pablo Cuevas/Marcel Granollers bt Vasek Pospisil/Jack Sock 5-7 6-1 6-2    Andre Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka bt Yung-Jan Chan/Hao-Ching Chan 2-6 7-5 6-3    Martina Hingis/Sania Mirza bt Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Coco Vandeweghe 6-2 4-6 6-1    Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau bt Adrian Mannarino/Lucas Pouille 7-6 (5) 6-7 (2) 6-4    Daniel Nestor/Radek Stepanek bt Treat Huey/Mac Mirnyi 6-4 6-4    Julia Goerges/Karolina Pliskova bt Vania King/Alla Kudryavtseva 6-2 6-4last_img read more

Robin Roberts honored at ESPY’s with Arthur Ashe Courage Award

first_imgFrom left, Arthur Ashe courage award winner Robin Roberts and presenter LeBron James walk off stage at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) —The Arthur Ashe Courage award at the ESPY Awards went to “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, who underwent a bone marrow transplant last fall to treat a life-threatening blood and bone marrow disease. She was off work for five months before returning to her TV job. Miami Heat star LeBron James presented Roberts with the award, and first lady Michelle Obama saluted her via video.Roberts received a standing ovation and noted her friendship with the late Ashe.“At this moment I’m filled with such gratitude,” she said. James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship.James also won in the championship performance and NBA player categories, completing a sweep of the three awards he won last year. He shared in the best team award Wednesday night.“We went through so much adversity,” teammate Ray Allen said. “We did everything we could to fight, scratch and claw to put ourselves in that moment.”James beat out Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for male athlete honors.James mentioned his fellow nominees, then told them, “This is for all four of us, man, but I’m just keeping it at my house.”Serena Williams won two awards, including female athlete of the year. She defeated a pair of Olympians, gymnast Gabby Douglas and swimmer Missy Franklin, and former Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner. Williams didn’t attend because she’s playing a tournament in Sweden.Peterson and Phelps also won two awards each.Jon Hamm, the star of AMC’s “Mad Men” and a noted St. Louis Cardinals fan, hosted the 21st annual show from the Nokia Theatre.He joked it was “the world’s largest gathering of people wearing sunglasses indoors” as the cameras caught James and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick behind shades.Hamm got in some digs about former Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard.“We thought it would be nice to honor Dwight Howard with his greatest moments with the Lakers,” Hamm said as no film clips appeared on the screen behind him while the crowd laughed.Hamm noted the talk about possible suspensions resulting from baseball’s latest drug investigation has included Alex Rodriguez.“That’s OK, Yankee fans are used to him not showing up for the second half of the season,”he joked.Quarterback Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M won male college athlete honors after flying in earlier from Hoover, Ala., where he attended SEC media day. Griner, who now plays for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, won female college athlete.Peterson won trophies for NFL player and best comeback, while Cabrera won as best MLB player.Williams won female tennis player, giving her eight career ESPYs.Phelps also claimed best male Olympian, while teenage swimming sensation Missy Franklin won best female Olympian.Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers won as breakthrough athlete. Rick Pitino won as coach-manager for guiding the Louisville Cardinals to a national basketball championship.The best game was Game 6 of the NBA finals between the Heat and San Antonio Spurs.The award for best upset went to Florida Gulf Coast’s men’s basketball team, a No. 15 seed that upset No. 2 seed Georgetown in the NCAA tournament.The best moment award singled out 7-year-old Jack Hoffman’s 69-yard touchdown run at Nebraska’s spring game in April, which was replayed on national TV and viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube. The boy from Atkinson, Neb., has brain cancer.As his father spoke, Jack held the big trophy that blocked part of his face.Sidney Crosby won NHL player, while Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls won MLS player.South Carolina football player Jadeveon Clowney won best play for his hit on Michigan’s Vincent Smith in which he knocked the runner on his back with a helmet-toppling smack, then reached out with one hand to snare the ball.Helping out Hamm with comedy bits were Jack McBrayer of “30 Rock” as a befuddled NFL replacement referee and Jay Pharoah of “Saturday Night Live” as Jay-Z explaining how in his new gig as a sports agent he only represents winners.Former “SNL” star Bill Hader spoofed Russian president Vladimir Putin, who was accused by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft of stealing his 2005 Super Bowl ring.In the bit, Hader showed off his other sports collectibles, including the Stanley Cup, some of Phelps’ Olympic gold medals and “the ring Kobe gave his wife that one time for no reason.”The Jimmy V Award for Perseverance was given to father-and-son duo Dick and Rick Hoyt by actor-director Ben Affleck. The younger Hoyt was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to use his hands and legs. His 73-year-old father Dick pushes him in a custom-made running chair, and together they have participated in more than 1,000 endurance events, including 31 Boston Marathons.“I don’t think you could find two guys more proud to represent the city of Boston,” Dick Hoyt said.His son spoke through computer-generated voice technology, saying, “I can’t hardly believe we are here. Thirty-seven years ago nobody would even talk to us … It only proves the wisdom of Jimmy v’s words, ‘Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.’”The winners in most categories were determined by fan voting.last_img read more

Mandela now Unesco ambassador

first_img14 July 2005The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has made former South African president Nelson Mandela a goodwill ambassador in recognition of his “exemplary contribution to international peace and understanding”.Mandela was awarded the title by Unesco director-general Koichiro Matsuura during a ceremony at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on Tuesday.The award recognises Mandela’s “outstanding leadership in the fight against apartheid and racial discrimination, in his country and worldwide, his dedication to reconciliation between different communities, his unfailing commitment to democracy, equality and learning, [and] his support for all the oppressed of the Earth.”In 1991, Mandela and then SA president FW de Klerk were awarded Unesco’s Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize. Two years later they shared the Nobel Peace Prize.Mandela served as South Africa’s first democratically elected president from 1994 to 1999, overseeing South Africa’s transition from minority rule and winning international respect for promoting reconciliation.Since his retirement, he has actively worked for a number of social and human rights organisations.As a Unesco goodwill ambassador, Mandela joins an outstanding group of celebrity advocates who generously use their talent and status to promote the organisation’s work and ideals.They include Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus; HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxemburg; Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand; and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Is it doughnuts or donuts? That is the question (on National Donut Day)

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Doughnuts were first brought to us by the Dutch in the early 1800s as olykoeks, or oily cakes. These early doughnuts were sweet balls of dough fried in pork fat. Big problem, often they didn’t get done in the middle. So, as all good cooks in the kitchen do, they tried to give them a makeover by filling the middle with various cream, fruit or nut fillings. How the doughnut got its hole is a whole ‘nother story. There once was a spice ship with a Captain Gregory at the helm, who traveled with his mother who liked to make doughnuts for her son. Mam Gregory made her son doughnuts with filling in them. Here is where historians are fuzzy on what happened next. In one story, Captain Gregory was eating one of these doughnuts and the ship took a sharp turn and his spoke on wheel speared the doughnut making an instant doughnut hole and holder. Another version of the story claims the good captain didn’t like the filling so he took it in his own hands, digging out the center and threw it overboard (not sure where it went). The Smithsonian states that years later Captain Gregory revealed he used a top of a round tin pepper box to make the first ever doughnut hole.The first doughnut machine came along in the 1920s. Much to the happiness of everyone, doughnuts could be made much faster! During World War I soldiers were brought doughnuts while in the trenches to give them a feeling of home. The “Doughnut Dollies” continued serving a taste of home throughout World War II. In 1938, National Doughnut Day was created by the Salvation Army to celebrate and honor the individuals who served the delicious treats to the World War I soldiers.Krispy Kreme started in 1930s in Winston Salem, NC followed 20 years later by Dunkin Donuts in Massachusetts. Believe it or not, it was Dunkin Donuts that was instrumental in the shortening of doughnuts to donuts!Americans have a love affair with donuts. They are great with coffee, hot cider and a tall glass of cold milk. Americans consume over 10 billion donuts a year. We’re all crazy for doughnuts! They come in all shapes and sizes, airy to dense, baked or fried, cake or yeast, hole or filled and topped with a vast number of flavors, sprinkles and whatnots. Everyone has their favorites and will go miles for them. OSU alumni have Buckeye Donuts and my neighbor, a donut connoisseur, loves her donuts from Kennedy’s in Cambridge. A friend who lives in California will drive miles passing up all the local donut stores for her favorite, Krispy Kreme.Farms that have added donuts have seen enormous sales increases. Paul’s must-have donuts are Jacquemin Farm’s fresh pumpkin or strawberry donuts. No matter where your favorite is, you must agree with Homer Simpson. “Ah, donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?”Donuts have taken the country by craze in the last few decades with even the cooking channels featuring entire shows such as Donut Champions and Donut Showdown taking prime time slots on their schedules. Creative donut bakers have hit the scenes with a variety of flavors, textures and themes. Pinterest has donut themed birthdays, showers, graduations and even wedding donut bars. National donut day now occurs the first Friday in June.This coming June 2 I hope you’ll celebrate Dairy month and National Donut day enjoying your favorite donut with a tall glass of cold milk! Eat Well and Healthy!Shelly Baked Strawberry Buttermilk Donuts with Strawberry Glazeahappyfooddance.com  2 cups all-purpose flour½ cup sugar + 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided1½ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt¾ cup buttermilk2 large eggs¼ cup honey2 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon vanilla extract1½ cups strawberries, diced and divided1 cup confectioner’s sugar  Preheat oven to 425 degrees and lightly coat a donut pan with cooking spray. To make the glaze, combine ½ cup diced strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir and mash with fork, letting sit at room temperature until strawberry juice is produced. Add 2-3 tablespoons of this strawberry juice mixture to confectioners’ sugar and mix well. If glaze seems to runny or to thick, add more strawberry juice or confectioners’ sugar. Set aside.For the donuts, combine flour, ½ cup sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk till combined.In another bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, butter and vanilla stirring well with a whisk.With a rubber spatula, slowly add wet ingredients into dry ingredients stirring until mixture is just combined. Add 1 cup strawberries and slowly mix in until just combine.Pipe mixture into donut pan, filling ⅔ of the way full. Bake for 8 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, and then dip in glaze and return to wire rack. Eat immediately! Glazed and Sprinkled Chocolate Cake Donut Holes howsweeteats.com 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup buttermilk 2 large eggs 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract vegetable oil for fryingGlaze 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 4-5 tablespoons milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract  In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, soda and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, stirring with a large spoon until a dough forms. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper, and roll dough into balls just slightly smaller than golf ball size.Add vegetable oil to a large pot and heat over medium heat. Once it reaches 350 degrees F, add 2-3 donut holes at a time, frying for 2-3 minutes. I tossed mine a few times during the frying process, just using a slotted spoon to continually flip them over. One finished, remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel. Once all the donut holes have been fried, dip in the glaze them set on wire rack. Allow to set for 10-15 minutes for simple glazed donuts. If you want sprinkled donuts, immediately roll in sprinkles after glazing and let sit until set.Glaze: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. If too runny, add more powdered sugar. If too thick, add more water about 1/2 teaspoon at a time, whisking well for at least 30-60 seconds. Makes 3 dozen donuts. Peaches and Cream Doughnut Shortcake blueribbonkitchen.blogspot.com 2 ripe fresh peaches, peeled and sliced or 1 can have sliced peaches drained. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of sugar, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.Whipped Cream (Make fresh or use the pre-made) 2 cups of heaving whipping cream 2 TBS confectioner’s sugar 1 tiny pinch salt 1 tsp vanilla Place peach slices in a small saucepan. Sprinkle with sugar. (Use a tad more sugar if your fruit is under ripe, or use less if fruit is very ripe.) Add cinnamon or nutmeg. Heat peaches on medium until the fruit softens and is warmed. (If needed add a little water to pan, so peaches don’t burn) Whip cream on medium then high with a hand mixer for 4-5 minutes or until cream is thickened and fluffy. (Using a chilled bowl helps this process along) If you want to get fancy, put your fresh whipped cream in a piping bag with a large tip for fancier results…fancier than a dollop.Slice a glazed doughnut in half through the middle (like slicing a bagel) Spoon warmed peaches onto one doughnut half, top with whipped cream and another half of the doughnut. ENJOY!! Maple Bacon Donut Kabobs bacontoday.com  10 strips Bacon, cooked1 box Glazed or Frosted donut holes (about 30 donut holes)10 wooden skewers Maple Bacon Glaze:1 tablespoon milk2 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 3/4 cups powdered sugar To assemble your kabobs, weave 1 bacon strip around 3 donut holes onto each kabob and place them on a wire rack.Prepare the maple glaze by whisking together the milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth. The glaze should be just thin enough to slowly pour out. You can add more sugar to thicken it up if needed, or more syrup if it is too thick.Drizzle as much of the glaze over each kabob as desired and let them dry for a few minutes before serving. Makes 10 kabobslast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, June 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After a wet weekend (wetter in some areas of the state than others), we don’t look a whole lot better going forward. WE have rain in the forecast all but 2 or 3 days out of the next 10.Rains today will be from .25”-.75” with coverage at 75% of Ohio. Tomorrow, another batch of rain moves in, bringing .25”-1” to 80% of the state. Wednesday will be dry over most of the state, but we can’t rule out a few sprinkles in the northern third to northern quarter of the state, particularly in NW OhioOvernight Wednesday night through Thursday another swath of moisture swings through, triggering rain totals of .25”-1.55” with 80% coverage. The heaviest will hit central Ohio again. Friday should be dry over most of the state.For the weekend, scattered showers move over the northern half of the state Saturday, with .1”-.5” of rain with 70% coverage from I-70 north. However, we wont rule out some action slipping south of I-70 Saturday afternoon, particularly in SW Ohio. Overnight Saturday night through Sunday we have rain and thunderstorms that hit 90% of the state with rain totals of .25”-1.5”, and some of the thunderstorms can be strong to severe. More rain arrives Monday, with scattered showers totaling .15”-.6” and 75% coverage. Tuesday may not bring rain in huge additional quantities, but with a few hundredths to .25” over 80% of the state, we surely will not be able to see much dry down there.Next Wednesday finishes the 10 day window with showers from US 30 northward, but nothing south of there, at least the way it looks right now. Rain totals in northern Ohio will be from .25”-.75” with 90% coverage from US 30 north to the Michigan line and Lake Erie. The heaviest action will be in NW Ohio.  The map at right shows rain totals through the entire 10 day period.So, only 2 dry days for the entire state in the next ten, and they are not back to back. This pattern does not look conducive to getting any additional field work done. Temps will struggle to hit normal through this period, as sunshine will be at somewhat of a premium. We expect daytime highs to be normal to below normal for the coming 10 days, overnight lows near normal. This will not give any “catch up” potential for GDDs through most of the rest of this month.The extended pattern at this time looks similar, with a wet bias toward the turn of the month.last_img read more

Stop Loss-Retroactive pay for service members whose tour of duty was involuntarily extended

first_imgIn case you were not aware, here is an opportunity to help ensure that each eligible service member receives this special pay. As Personal Financial Management Program managers you have a great opportunity to reach service members through your daily contacts in workshops and counseling sessions. Here is an opportunity to help ensure that each eligible service member receives the retroactive stop-loss pay. Please share this information with your fellow educators in Information and Referral, Deployment, Transition Management, and Ombudsman, Key Spouse and similar programs.The deadline for applying for the stop-loss pay is October 21 for those whose service (active, reserve, veteran, or widow) was involuntarily extended between September 11, 2011, and September 30, 2009. Eligible members should visit their specific service’s Web site and submit their application online; online submission provides a claim number, allows for automated status updates, and provides a means for the military service to contact the applicant.For more information, visit www.defense.gov/stoplosslast_img read more

Bone graft

first_imgDefinitionA bone graft is surgery to place new bone or bone substitutes into spaces around a broken bone or bone defects.Alternative NamesAutograft; AllograftDescriptionA bone graft can be taken from the patients own healthy bone (this is called an autograft) or from frozen, donated bone (allograft). In some cases, a man-made (synthetic) bone substitute is used.A surgeon makes a cut over the bone defect. The bone graft is shaped and inserted into and around the area. The bone graftcan beheld in place with pins, plates, or screws. Stitches are used to close the wound. A splint or cast is usually used to prevent injury or movement while healing.Why the Procedure Is PerformedBone grafts are used to:Fuse joints to prevent movementRepair broken bones (fractures) that have bone lossRepair injured bone that has not healedRisksThe risks for any anesthesia include:Reactions to medicationsProblems breathingThe risks for this surgery include:BleedingInfectionPain at the place on the body where the bone was removedAfter the ProcedureRecovery time depends on the injury or defect being treated and the size of the bone graft. Your recovery may take 2 weeks to 3 months. The bone graft itself will take up to 3 months or longer to heal.You may be told to avoid extreme exercise forup to 6 months.Ask your doctor or nurse what you can and cannot safely do.You will need to keep the bone graft area clean and dry.Your doctor or nurse will give you instructions about showering.advertisementDo not smoke. Smoking slows down or prevents bone healing. If you smoke, the graft is more likely to fail.Outlook (Prognosis)Most bone grafts help the bone defect to heal with little risk of graft rejection.ReferencesCamillo FX. Arthrodesis of the spine. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap 36.Brinker MR, O’Connor DP, Almekinders LC, et al. Bone injury. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 5.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

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee thanks FIFA, AIFF for U-17 World Cup final

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday thanked the FIFA and AIFF for giving the state the chance to host the U-17 World Cup Final match.”Today is a historic day for Bengal as well as India. For the first time, the U-17 World Cup football final has been hosted at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan this evening. My sincere thanks to FIFA and AIFF for giving us the opportunity to host the final match,” Banerjee said in a Facebook post.”I was present at the prize giving ceremony. My heartiest greetings and best wishes to the wining and participating teams. It is indeed an overwhelmingly proud moment for Bengal and India,” she added.The All India Football Federation’s National Centre of Excellence will come up in Kolkata, AIFF president Praful Patel had announced recently.Patel made the announcement after Banerjee offered 15 acre of land at Rajarhat in the city’s northeastern fringes.last_img read more