Big third quarter pushes Huskies past Panthers

first_imgZac Claus had 35 points, including seven 3-pointers, and the Fortuna Huskies boy’s basketball team stayed perfect in perfect in Big 5 Conference play with a 86-66 win over the McKinleyville Panthers, Tuesday night at McKinleyville High.Fortuna took a slim 38-35 lead into halftime of Tuesday’s win before an explosive third quarter saw the Huskies outscore the Panthers 30-9 to wrap up its fourth conference win of the season.Claus led the Huskies’ third quarter charge with 12 points in the …last_img read more

Showing the red card to racism

first_img2 July 2010 As the eyes of the world turn to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup, Fifa is using the occasion to deliver a clear message against racism and any other form of discrimination – with the full backing of the remaining teams. At all four quarter-final matches on Friday and Saturday, each team captain, watched by millions of people around the world, will read out a declaration condemning and rejecting any discrimination in football and society, and teams and match officials will pose jointly alongside a banner displaying the unequivocal message “Say no to racism” during the pre-match programme. Fifa has organised Anti-Discrimination Days during one of its competitions every year since 2001, when a declaration against racism was signed at the Fifa extraordinary congress in Buenos Aires. Although the rejection of discrimination applies all year round, the Fifa Anti-Discrimination Days give the football family the opportunity to join together in condemning this blight on society all around the world. “It is part of our social responsibility to use our competitions to raise awareness of the pressing social issues of the day,” Fifa president Sepp Blatter said this week. “The players’ voices help us amplify this message and the call for solidarity, respect and fair play – the basic values of our game.” As Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, has said: “Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination. The 2010 Fifa World Cup has renewed the spirit of unity in South Africa and across the world for people to find their common humanity.” Tokyo Sexwale, South Africa’s minister of human settlements and a member of Fifa’s Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility, said this week: “This tournament has brought the people of South Africa together to build on the legacy Nelson Mandela wanted to create for this country. “Although this project cannot solve the problem on its own, it delivers a clear message of zero tolerance of discrimination of any kind,” Sexwale said. Anthony Baffoe, former Ghanaian football player and the second African to play in the German Bundesliga, said: “If all parties involved in football join in condemning and acting against discrimination, there is hope for eradicating it from our sport. “There has been tremendous progress made over the last years, but we still have a great amount of work ahead,” Baffoe said. “The Anti-Discrimination Day here at the Fifa World Cup clearly shows the world the players’ rejection of racism and their willingness to fight it.” Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

Congress declares candidates for Mapusa, Shiroda Assembly constituencies

first_imgThe Congress in Goa on Friday declared the names of the candidates for two of the three Assembly constituencies scheduled to go to bypolls and Lok Sabha polls on April 23.Both the candidates are recent entrants to the Congress from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sudhir Kandolkar, former State Executive Committee member of the BJP, joined Congress after being denied ticket for the Mapusa constituency. He will now contest against Joshua D’Souza, son of Mapusa BJP MLA and former Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza, who died recently, leaving the seat vacant.In the Shiroda constituency in south Goa, former BJP Industries Minister Mahadev Naik will contest against former Congress MLA Subhash Shirdokar, who recently joined the BJP, causing the bypoll.Mr. Shirodkar had earlier defeated Mr. Naik to become the MLA for Shiroda constituency. Mr. Naik recently joined Congress after it was clear that Mr. Shirodkar will be contesting as the BJP candidate.The declaration of the Congress candidate for Mandrem constituency has been delayed as there are multiple aspirants for the ticket.last_img read more

Metatarsus adductus

first_imgMetatarsus adductus is a foot deformity characterized by a sharp, inward angle of the front half of the foot. It is thought to occur as a result of the infants position inside the uterus where the feet are bent inward at the instep. Most cases resolve spontaneously and the majority of the remainder can be corrected with simple exercises.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.last_img read more