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Law will put all creeds on an equal footing

first_imgLaw will put all creeds on an equal footingOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article By the end of 2003 discriminating against a person on the grounds of theirbeliefs will be outlawed. But do we need a law on religious discrimination inGreat Britain? And what changes will HR professionals have to make to existinganti-discrimination policies? compiled by Sarah-Jane NorthVanessa Chamberlain Head of employee relations, Bradford & Bingley Building Society We have already embraced the concept of religious discrimination as both ourequal opportunity policy and fair treatment at work policy cover discriminationon the grounds of religion. We have also piloted a cultural awarenessprogramme, which deals with cultural differences including religion. Specific legislation addressing religious discrimination would be welcomedas it would add clarity to the current position and provide enhanced protectionfor an ever more diverse workforce. This would help ensure that all employeesare treated fairly irrespective of their differences and religious beliefsgiving all equal opportunities at work. At present a certain level of protection against religious discrimination isgiven under the Race Relations and Human Rights Acts. One problem is that theRace Relations Act only covers religions that fall within the definition of,and are connected to, “a race”. Therefore not all religions arecovered, for example Catholicism, as it is not race-specific. The HRA provides an individual with the right of freedom of belief and notto suffer discrimination on the “grounds of religion”, among otherthings. Unfortunately, it is difficult to apply the HRA in the context ofemployment and more importantly the HRA is only directly enforceable against apublic body and not a private employer. When legislation is introduced all aspects of discrimination should be coveredincluding direct and indirect discrimination as well as harassment. NorthernIreland already has religious discrimination legislation in the form of theFair Employment (NI) Act. This in itself shows that religious discrimination isa live issue and that legislation can be effectively put in place to deal withthe problem. Any changes in the law would not alter life greatly for the personnelprofession as, in dealing with diversity in the workplace and the RRA, theyalready have an understanding of how religious beliefs affect workingpractices. There would, however, be a potential increase in the number oftribunal claims. The only adjustment would be a training need to raise awareness that alltypes of religious belief would be covered. Existing policies covering equalopportunities at work and harassment would need to be updated. Diane WebberChair of the Board of Deputies of British Jews’ working party reviewingreligious discriminationJews have some protection fromreligious discrimination because case law generated by the Race Relations Act1976 has decided that Jews are an ethnic group. The Act prohibitsdiscrimination on racial grounds, and this is defined as “colour, race,nationality, ethnic or national origins”. Many religions do not have suchprotection if its followers are not regarded as an ethnic group. The Boardwould welcome new legislation which gives more complete protection againstreligious discrimination in all areas of life. One concern is that the wording of the law must allow religiousorganisations and schools to employ members of their own faith and to requireemployees to observe the rules of the religion and work according to the ethosof that religion, without fear of being branded discriminators.TerryGormanAssistant chief executive (personnel & corporate services) atNottingham County Council and immediate past president of SocpoAll discrimination is unacceptable.If it is felt that there is a need to legislate against religiousdiscrimination then Socpo members would feel fairly comfortable about it due tothe various ways that local authorities already operate to ensure equalopportunities. They already provide religious leave and acknowledge the listof religious leave dates that exists, and make reasonable adjustments toaccommodate dress and other religious requirements. We are also covered by the Human Rights Act, which clearlyguarantees freedoms such as conscience and religion, and although the rightshave not been clearly tested in the courts, they are pretty strong.Sue SadlerPersonnel spokesperson at Marks & SpencerThe EU directive outlawing religiousdiscrimination will not have a huge impact on Marks & Spencer, as wealready have a policy covering the right to freedom of thought, conscience andreligion, as part of our equal opportunities policy. The policy on religious discrimination was implemented inresponse to the Human Rights Act and protects the right of our employees withregard to their religious beliefs and practices. We will respond reasonably to any request made by an employeewhich could fall under this right. This applies particularly to requests fortime off for religious holidays. It is difficult to say what changes in current UK law would benecessary until the Government details how it would interpret”belief”.MikeEmmottEmployee relations adviser, CIPDAmong the issues that will be raisedby putting legislation on the statute books, as we will undoubtedly have to, isthe extent to which an employee will be allowed leave from work to attendreligious services and such like. Religious discrimination will become more of an issue as thedistinction between work and non-work time becomes more blurred and businessesstrive to operate around-the-clock, year-round. This will raise questions aboutan employee’s freedom to resist their employer’s wishes when they wish to betaking part in some religious observance. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Landscape classes

first_imgThe workshops are hosted by UGA Extension and the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture. Participants can attend one or both days. Each workshop costs $250 and is limited to 40 students. The registration fee includes all drafting supplies, handouts and refreshments. For more information and to register, visit www.caes.uga.edu/campus/griffin/oce/cip/LandscapeIndustry.html or contact the UGA Griffin Continuing Education Office at (770) 229-3477 or [email protected] Landscape professionals can learn better design techniques using graphics and sustainability practices at upcoming workshops on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga., Nov. 11-12.On Nov. 11, the “Landscape Design Graphics – the Fundamentals” class will cover better landscape design and speed graphics, a technique used to create symbols faster than the time required to regularly draft them.On Nov. 12, attendees will learn how to create eco-friendly landscapes for commercial and residential properties in “Designing Sustainable Landscapes.”Instructors for the two workshops are Richard Ludwig, former director of environmental horticulture and landscape design instructor at Gwinnett Technical College, and Bill Slack, a registered landscape architect and former UGA Cooperative Extension landscape design specialist.last_img read more

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CAF ban Kenyan referee for life over bribe

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A Kenyan referee who had been chosen for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been banned for life after accepting a bribe, an African Football Confederation (CAF) statement said Sunday.Marwa Range was dropped from the World Cup list after a media sting exposed him accepting a $6,000 (about 5,100 euros) bribe from a journalist posing as a Ghanaian football official.A terse CAF statement gave no details about what Range was expected to do in return for the cash.Range is the second major casualty of a series of stings by Ghanaian journalists, which led to follow countryman Kwesi Nyantakyi resigning as CAF first vice-president over corruption.A total of 22 referees are affected by the CAF crackdown with Togolese Yanissou Bebou and Gambian Jallow Ebrima banned for 10 years each.Ivory Coast referee Denis Dembele, a regular on the African national team and club fixtures circuit, got a six-year ban. A further seven match officials received suspensions ranging between two and five years, according to the statement.Another 11 referees — 10 Ghanaians and one Liberian — have been provisionally banned pending appearances before a CAF disciplinary board on August 5.last_img read more

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AP Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven’t decided whether there’s a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019. Rooney, however, stressed last month he did not plan to “disparage” Brown and did not close the door on Brown’s possible return. That still might be the case, whether Brown wants to come back or not.There is no major rush with another month before the new league year begins, though Pittsburgh could work out the parameters of a deal by March 13. Brown’s contract counts $21.12 million in 2019, a number that inches north to $23.62 if Brown receives a $2.5 million roster bonus he’s scheduled to receive on March 17.The number seems daunting, but for once the Steelers are not right up against the salary cap thanks in large part to running back Le’Veon Bell’s decision to sit out 2018 rather than sign his one-year franchise tender. The $14.4 million Bell forfeited will roll over into 2019, giving Pittsburgh some flexibility to absorb a loss if Brown plays elsewhere.Cutting Brown is almost certainly off the table, but what Brown could command on the trade market is uncertain. Pittsburgh received a third-round pick from Oakland last season for Martavis Bryant, who carried the weight of unmet expectations and a record that included multiple violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.Brown doesn’t have that kind of baggage, though his behavior in recent months could give potential suitors pause. The list of his transgressions in recent months includes a pending civil lawsuit in Florida claiming he hurled objects from the 14th floor of an apartment building that landed near a toddler; threatening an ESPN reporter through social media ; and his 100 mph sprint through the northern Pittsburgh suburbs on Nov. 8.Several of Brown’s teammates, including second-year wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, talked openly at the Pro Bowl about Brown remaining with the team that took a flyer on him in the sixth-round of the 2010 draft and helped him evolve into one of the best receivers of his generation. Brown apparently wants no part of a reconciliation.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) pulls in a pass reception in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, foreground right, and strong safety Kurt Coleman in the second half of an NFL football game, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)center_img Not that it matters to Brown. He’s already made up his mind.A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial Pro Bowler has formally asked the Steelers for a trade, the latest move in a game of brinksmanship by the 30-year-old designed to force Pittsburgh to move him by the start of training camp this summer.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to publicly discuss personnel matters.Brown appeared to make his decision official in a social media post released on Instagram on Tuesday. The video includes highlights from Brown’s career with the Steelers while lyrics from “Do What I Want” by rapper Lil Uzi Vert plays in the background.“SteelerNation thank you for nine big years!!!” Brown wrote. “Time to move on and move forward.”The post came shortly after Brown was found guilty in absence on a charge of reckless driving in a suburban Pittsburgh court on Tuesday morning. Brown was charged in November for driving his black sports car over 100 mph in a 45 mph zone. He paid a $426.77 fine. Brown did not attend Tuesday’s hearing.Brown still has three years remaining on the $72 million contract he signed in the spring of 2017, and remains one of the most dynamic performers in the league. He is the only player in NFL history with six consecutive 100-catch seasons and he hauled in 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and a franchise-record 15 touchdowns in 2018.Still, Brown’s behavior became increasingly erratic last fall. The nadir came before Pittsburgh’s game against Cincinnati in Week 17. The team sent him home with an apparent leg injury on the Friday before the game and he failed to provide coach Mike Tomlin with an update until Sunday morning, when his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, let Tomlin know that Brown was available to play.Tomlin opted to make Brown inactive and Brown did not show up to clean out his locker or conduct an exit interview with the coaching staff. He pulled out of the Pro Bowl with an injury and team president Art Rooney II indicated the team had been unable to make contact with Brown in the weeks after Pittsburgh finished 9-6-1 and failed to reach the playoffs.last_img read more

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Saints clip Eastern Washington Eagles on Banner Raising Night

first_imgWorking on the team’s top line with Proulx and Dyck, Garrett finished off his hat trick early in the third period with another rebound 50 seconds in and then a nice deflection two minutes later on the powerplay.Just over four minutes into the final period EWU’s Chase Wharton got the Eagles on the board when he scored a nice goal on the powerplay. Saints’ newcomer Alex Milligan closed out the scoring with a powerplay goal with five minutes remaining in the game.Garrett — who was returning from a rib injury that kept out of the first three games — was named the game’s first star.“I’m playing with two great linemates, it made it easy to come back from the injury,” Garrett said outside a jubilant Saints dressing room.“The coaches wanted to use me in front of the net and be a big body screening. I put that upon myself to try to be there and the goals came from me doing my simple jobs and listening to the coaches.”Another trademark of the Saints’ championship teams is defence, a trait that was on display Friday night.“We take pride in defending,” said Postmus.“We have a lot of vets on the backend and in those first three games we were not satisfied with our play, we weren’t tough enough. I think tonight we showed our toughness, we were hitting, everybody was blocking shots, the forwards were backchecking and we were taking that bit of extra time to make a good play up the ice.”With the first win now in the books, the Saints are confident they are back on track.“There wasn’t any panic, especially from the veteran group,” Garrett said of the slow start on the road.“We know this is a long season and just because you lose the first three games of the season, it doesn’t mean your season is over at all. A championship is won in the playoffs, it’s not won in the regular season. We want to seed ourselves high, but the playoffs are where it matters.”The Saints will travel to Langley on Friday to play Trinity Western University and return home to the Castlegar Recreation Complex on Saturday night for a rematch against EWU. The puck drops on Saturday at 7 p.m. A boisterous home crowd and pre-game banner raising ceremony fuelled the Selkirk College Saints to a convincing 5-1 victory over the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Friday night at the Castlegar Community Recreation Complex.Returning to the comforts of home ice after a rough regular season start that saw the Saints drop all three games on the road, the two-time defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions got back on track.With a crowd of more than 500 in attendance, the Saints raised the 2013-14 BCIHL banner to the rafters of the Complex and then went to work at showing why they are a threat for a three-peat.“We had our best practices of the year in this last week, just going back to the basics and working hard,” said veteran defenceman Arie Postmus after the game.“Our first three games of the season were unacceptable and we lost our identity a bit, but I thought tonight with the ceremony at the start it helped show all the guys what we are here for and it got us going for the whole night.”Looking nothing like a team that entered the game in last place in the BCIHL standings, the Saints came out flying. Just over three minutes into the opening period, hulking forward Jackson Garrett pounced on a rebound and put it past EWU starter Austin Brihn.The Saints went onto dominate the first 20 minutes, but could only solve Brihn once. Saints starting goaltender James Prigione ensured the score stayed 1-0 just over midway into the period when he stopped EWU sniper Beau Walker on a breakaway.Four minutes into the second period, Saints captain Logan Proulx finished a nice passing play with linemate Darnell Dyck to give the home side a 2-0 advantage.Selkirk once again dominated the middle frame, but Brihn was solid in turning 15 away shots.last_img read more

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Dish Network/Sprint Combination: Good Or Bad For Consumers?

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Carriers#satellite#Sprint#television Sprint is turning out to be the prettiest girl at the ball. Or at least the most available, anyway.Following Japanese mobile carrier Softbank’s bid to acquire Sprint, the No. 3 mobile operator in the United States now has a new suitor looking to dance: Dish Network. The satellite TV operator has come up with a bid to buy Sprint that is several billion dollars higher than Softbank’s offer – and cliams that it can provide a better experience for consumers and a better return for investors.(See also What’s The Real Impact Of Sprint’s Japanese Lifeline?)According to The Wall Street Journal, Dish is offering Sprint $25.5 billion, about 13% more than the Softbank offer, which is for only 70% of the company. The business dynamics of the merger are fairly complex (with a fair amount of spectrum up for grabs, especially through spectrum wholesale operator Clearwire, which Sprint is the primary owner and Dish tried to acquire earlier this year).But to us, there is just one truly pertinent question: Would this deal be good for consumers?The Dynamic Of A Sprint-Dish Network Sprint is a mobile carrier. As such, it owns and operates wireless spectrum, builds infrastructure, distributes hardware (such as smartphones) and dabbles in media, applications and entertainment. Sprint is in the same situation as the rest of the U.S. carriers: watching its market position turn into “dumb pipe.” Thats why it wants to expand its revenue sources into areas like video and audio, application ecosystems and services. The broader its product portfolio, the more attractive Sprint might be to consumers choosing a carrier.On the other side, Dish is a satellite pay-television operator. That is about it. It offers programming, television hardware and subscriber packages to consumers and businesses. The problem with Dish is that the pay television market is growing slowly (and could soon begin contracting if cord-cutting becomes rampant) and highly competitive. What would you get if you combined the two?A mobile network that can push premium video to smartphones, tablets, televisions and computers.The ability to, perhaps, give consumers the ability to use satellite connectivity for their data connections (in addition to terrestrial-based mobile networks based on GSM or CDMA technologies).A full range of consumer and business services, opening up opportunities for other companies and entrepreneurs to build on top of.The combination would also look a lot like Sprint’s two biggest competitors, AT&T and Verizon.Both Ma Bell and Big Red have television capabilities to the home. AT&T has U-Verse for television, which it bundles with its Internet and landline voice offerings. Verizon has its fiber-based FiOS network, which it has been building for most of the last decade. In one fell swoop, Dish could create a similar company profile and market it aggressively. Let’s Not Forget Who We Are Dealing WithDish Network does not have the most sterling of corporate reputations when it comes to dealing with consumers. This is the company that dropped AMC and other prominent cable channels (through AMC’s former owner Cablevision) from its roster – the subsequent lawsuit led to four years of litigation that concluded in October 2012. Dish Network is also locked in a battle with CBS over its Hopper DVR‘s ad-skipping capabilities.Dish is the kind of company that doesn’t shy away from lawsuits with other media heavyweights, consumers be damned. Sprint, meanwhile, is seen as relatively consumer-friendly (at least compared to the other major U.S. mobile carriers). It offers some of the most competitive wireless plans with (almost) truly unlimited data for smartphones and tablets. It’s hard to say what kind of company Sprint-Dish might turn into, but Dish Network would be the surviving company in this deal, so you might expect its corporate culture to dominate.A third major player in the mobile/television market could be a good thing for consumers. Despite its pugnacious reputation, Dish shares Sprint’s commitment to being a low-cost leader. If that adds up to lower prices for consumers, great. Unless it all gets tangled up in endless lawsuits. With two major deals now on the table, it seems clear that Sprint is going to bought by someone relatively soon. Both suitors claim to have big plans for the carrier, but it’s too soon to be sure which one will win out and how the successful bidder will change the carrier.  Images courtesy Shutterstock. Related Posts dan rowinskicenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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Federer calls medical timeout ‘precaution’; del Potro next

first_imgRoger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — The only bit of trouble for Roger Federer in his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open was when he felt the tightening of a muscle at the back of the top of his left leg.Federer asked for a medical timeout after the second set against No. 33 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, briefly let the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium to get a quick massage from a trainer, and soon was right back at it, finishing off his 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 victory Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:08Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games In the quarterfinals, he’ll face someone who turns 29 this month and whose presence does not conjure good memories for Federer at the U.S. Open: Juan Martin del Potro.Federer is a combined 44-0 against the first four men he’s played, and he is 16-5 against del Potro. But one of those defeats came in five sets in the 2009 final at Flushing Meadows, when del Potro won his only Grand Slam title and ended Federer’s streak of five consecutive championships in New York.“Probably feels like one of those matches I would like to play over again. Feel like I would probably win it somehow,” Federer said.“I just had all these chances in multiple moments. The only time when he was really better, in my opinion, was the fifth set,” he added. “Obviously that was good enough to beat me that day. It was a good match. A lot of back and forth. Crowd was really into it. Started in the day, finished in the night.”Del Potro has gone through plenty of health problems since then, including three operations on his left wrist that forced him to miss two years’ worth of Grand Slam tournaments until Wimbledon in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “It was more precaution. It’s all good. No problems there,” said Federer, who did not face a break point. “I’m not worried about it.”The state of the 36-year-old Federer’s physical condition has been a talking point throughout the tournament, because he tweaked his back during a match in August, interrupting his preparation for Flushing Meadows. Federer said he was worried about his movement in his first-round match against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe, then had timing issues in his second-rounder against 35-year-old Russian Mikhail Youzhny — and both of those contests went five sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOn the bright side, the 19-time major champion also spent some time drawing a crowd by hitting in Central Park and has put together two straight-set wins in a row against opponents in their 30s.“I went from Tiafoe, then to the oldies, so that was good,” Federer joked. “Yeah, back to the ’80s.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension That has had an effect on his two-handed backhand, to be sure, but the righty swing that produces massive forehands and serves is still intact — as Federer himself noted at his news conference and on Twitter.That was clear as del Potro shook off the effects of a fever and erased two set points while coming back from a big deficit to eliminated No. 6 Dominic Thiem 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4.When a reporter relayed to del Potro that Federer had spoken glowingly about him, del Potro responded: “Well, of course, I admire him, too. Everybody loves him.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments San Miguel to play Bridgeman vs Rain or Shine, still awaiting arrival of Terrence Watson WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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London Olympics: Boxer Devendro Singh goes down fighting in quarter-finals

first_imgIndian boxer Laishram Devendro Singh narrowly missed out on a medal at the London Olympics Wednesday, putting up a brave fight against Irishman Paddy Barnes in the quarterfinals of the 49 kg category.Devendro’s 18-23 loss to the Beijing Games bronze medallist ended India’s boxing campaign in the mega event.It was a ferocious start to the bout with both boxers trading punches. The boxing on display enthralled the crowd. Barnes got off the block quickly connecting with a great combination.Devendro though stood his ground and connected with some of his own stinging blows but he narrowly went down 5-7 in the first round.The second round started in similar fashion with a flurry of punches from both fighters. There was no respite for either of them.The turning point for the 20-year-old Indian came in the middle of the second round as he was a given a warning, a two-point penalty, for using his head to push his opponent back.The penalty swayed the result in the Irisihman’s favour as he took the round 10-5.Seven points down Devendro came out swinging but left himself open to Barnes attacks. The Irishman, who won gold at the Commonwealth in Delhi, employed clever and defensive tactics, holding the Indian whenever he got close.He was finally pulled up for his actions as the referee warned him as well, docking two points. The decision gave Devendro a sniff of a chance but a right hook towards the end of the bout sent him reeling and took the stuffing out of him.advertisementJust as the Indian seemed to shake off the punch the bell rang to signal the end of the bout. The Indian took the final round 8-6 but that didn’t prove to be enough.last_img read more

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Hip pain

first_imgDefinitionHip pain involves any pain in or around the hip joint. You may not feel pain from your hip directly over the hip area. You may feel it in your groin or pain in your thigh or knee.Alternative NamesPain – hipCausesHip pain may be caused by problems in the bones or cartilage of your hipHip fractures can cause of sudden hip pain. These injuries can be a serious and lead to major problems. Hip fractures are more common as people get older because falls are more likely and your bones become weaker.Infection in the bones or joints (links to osteomyelitis and septic arthritis)Osteonecrosis of the hipArthritis — often felt in the front part of your thigh or in your groinLabral tear of the hipPain in or around the hip may also be caused by problems:Bursitis — it hurts when you get up from a chair, walk, climb stairs, and driveHamstringIliotibial band syndromeHip flexor strainHip impingement syndromeGroin strainSnapping hip syndromePain you feel in the hip may reflect a problem in your back, rather than your hip itself.Home CareGeneral tips:Try to avoid activities that make pain worse.Take over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.Sleep on the side of your body that does nothave pain. Put a pillow between your legs.Lose weight if you are overweight. Ask your health care provider for help.Try not to stand for long periods of time. If you must stand, do so on a soft, cushioned surface. Stand with an equal amount of weight on each leg.Wear flat shoes that are cushioned and comfortable.For hip pain related to overuse or physical activity:advertisementAlways warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings.Avoid running straight down hills. Walk down instead.Swim instead of run or bicycle.Cut down the amount of exercise you do.Run on a smooth, soft surface, such as a track. Avoid running on cement.If you have flat feet, try special shoe inserts and arch supports (orthotics).Make sure your running shoes are made well, fit well, and have good cushioning.See your health care provider before exercising your hip. If you think you may have arthritis in or have injured your hip.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalGo to a hospital or get emergency help if:Your hip pain is caused by a serious fall or other injury.Your leg is deformed, badly bruised, or bleeding.You are unable to move your hip or bear any weight on your leg.Call your doctor if:Your hip is still painful after 1 week of home treatment.You also have a fever or rash.You have sudden hip pain, plus sickle cell anemia or long-term steroid use.You have pain in both hips and other joints.What to Expect at Your Office VisitYour health care provider will perform a physical exam with careful attention to your hips, thighs, back, and the way you walk. To help diagnose the cause of the problem, your health care provider will ask questions about:Where you feel the painWhen and how the pain startedThings that make the pain worseWhat you have done to relieve the painYour ability to you walk and support weightOther medical problems you haveMedicines you takeYou may need x-rays of your hip or an MRI scan.Your health care provider may tell you to take a higher dose of over-the-counter medication. You may also need a prescription anti-inflammatory medication.ReferencesShah A, Busconi B. Hip, pelvis, and thigh: Hip and pelvis. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 21, section A.Huddleston JI, Goodman SB. Hip and knee pain. In: Firestein GS, Budd RC, Harris ED Jr, et al, eds. Kelleys Textbook of Rheumatology. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 42.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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Pietersen unlikely to return, Cook can’t handle him: Boycott

first_imgBoycott feels that Cook lacks the strong personality to handle someone like Pietersen Former England cricket team captain Geoffrey Boycott has reportedly said that an international call for Kevin Pietersen is unlikely because captain Alastair Cook “can’t handle” him.Boycott said that although Pietersen is capable of giving match-winning performances yet he can give “headaches” and therefore, one needs a captain who can handle that. He went on to say that Cook lacks the strong personality required to handle someone like Pietersen, reported Sport 24.He also said that Michael Vaughan would have handled Pietersen much better than the present England hierarchy.Thirty four-year-old Pietersen’s international career effectively ended in February following England’s 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia even though he was England’s all-time leading run-scorer across all formats.The move was dubbed as an attempt to support current skipper Cook.last_img read more

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