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first_imgThe human skeleton is composed of 206 bones. The skeleton is the framework of the body, without it the body would be shapeless. The bones are shaped according to their function. Bones may be: – Long, as in the arm and legs. – Flat, as the sternum and scapula. – Short as in the ankles and wrist. – Irregular, as in the vertebrae. – Round, as in the patellae. The bones of the arms, legs, shoulders and pelvis make up the appendicular skeleton. The bones of the skull and face and the auditory ossicle, vertebrae, ribs and sternum, make up the axial skeleton. BONE GROWTH Bones develop in the growing foetus through a process called ossification. The skeleton is completely formed by the end of the third month of gestation (pregnancy). After birth, bone growth proceeds from the epiphyseal plates (growth plates). Growth proceeds from the end towards the centre of the bone. When the bone has reached its full size and growth ceases the epiphyseal growth centres are replaced by bone cells. Longitudinal (length) bone growth and ossification usually continue in girls until about age 15 and age 16 in boys. However, bones continue to mature and develop their final shape until about 21 years of age. The whole growth process is controlled by hormones. If there is too much growth hormones the cartridge in the plates grows too fast and results in gigantism, while too little hormone leads to dwarfism. Bone formation and resorption are caused by the actions of osteoblasts and osteoclast. Osteoblast make new bones and at the same time cells called osteoclast break it down. Exercise causes osteoblast to work harder. But, extreme training, especially with weights at young age, can result in problem with bone deformity. Bones get more fragile as you age and can get weak and break easily (osteoporosis), especially in women. FUNCTIONS OF BONES There are five principal functions of bones. – Support the body, enabling you to stand erect. – Protect the internal organ and tissues. – Assist movement by coordination with muscles and joints. – Provide storage areas for minerals. – Serve as sites for formation and development of blood cells in the bone marrow (haematopoiesis). JOINTS A joint is where two or more bones meet (articulate). There are more than 100 joints in the body. Joints are divided into three types based on the amount of movement they allow. – Fixed or immovable joints (fibrous): In these, bones are fused together by tough fibres. These types of joints are found in areas requiring strength. Examples are the joints between the plates of the cranium (skull) and the fused joints in the sacrum. – Slightly movable joints (cartilaginous): In these, a small amount of movement can occur. The bones are linked by cartilage. Cartilage is a tough but flexible cushion of tissue that stops the bones from knocking together (friction) and can also compress a little to allow slight movement. Slightly movable joints are found between most of the vertebrae in the vertebral column and the joint between the ribs and sternum. – Freely movable joints (synovial): All freely movable joints share features which prevents friction between moving bones. One of the main features is the presence of synovial fluid between the moving bones. The bones are held together by slightly elastic fibres called ligaments, which allows the bones to move; any damage to the ligament results in the joint losing some of its strength and stability. Joints work smoothly together when we perform sporting activities. They must be capable of their full range of movement in order to work well. The demands of sport put severe stress on joints. Therefore, it is essential to warm-up before an activity and cool down after the activity. Joints can be injured as a result of impact, internal forces or a mixture of both. Examples sprains, torn ligament and dislocation. (More next week on the skeletal system). NUTRIENTS AND BONE GROWTH The most important nutrients for growth are: – Proteins – build cells and repair damaged tissues. Found in milk, cheese, eggs, fish, pulses and nuts. – Vitamins – Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium and is found in milk, fish, liver and eggs. The body also makes it with sunshine. – Minerals – calcium which gives strong bones and teeth and is found in milk, cheese fish and green vegetables.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Daily Observer has reliably learned that the Liberian Senate is close to obtaining a majority vote to “kick out” Grand Bassa County Senator Gbehzohngar M. Findley from the President Pro Tempore post.Article 27 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia states: “The Senate shall elect once every six years a President Pro Tempore who shall preside in the absence of the President of the Senate, and such other officers as shall ensure the proper functioning of the Senate. The President Pro Tempore and other officers so elected may be removed from office for cause by resolution of a two-thirds majority of the members of the Senate.”Pro Temp Findley won a slim majority in the January 2012 election, beating former Liberian first lady and Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor by one vote.Since winning that heavily contested poll, the Grand Bassa Independent Candidate has been struggling to stamp his authority in the operations of the house of elders, causing him to lose full control of power.According to credible sources, senators are resolved to dismiss Pro Temp Findley for what they call, “his inability to properly lead the Senate, actions that have brought the noble chamber into public disrepute.”A majority of the senators believe that Senator Findley’s close ties with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is largely responsible for his “ineptitude.”       Our sources hinted that senators are extremely angry about the current state of affairs of the Senate, adding; “Findley is done with selling the Senate to the presidency and there is no respect for us from the Executive any longer.”Sources quoted another senator from Liberia’s North Central Region as saying, “under this Senator of Grand Bassa, the Senate is losing respect from ordinary Liberians, and our constituents have no confidence in our ability to adequately represent them or protect their interests.“We are resolved to achieving this goal and we want to do that as quickly as possible in order to protect our integrity in this critical period of our nation’s history.“We’ve had about two separate meetings on said subject and majority of us are willing to (affix) our signature to that resolution immediately.“You (journalists who) interact with lawmakers and know the running of that chamber (know that) Pro Temp has turned the Senate into a real cheering squad for the President. We’re worried about the future of our individual political careers when the stage we have to strengthen our democracy is falling flat to the feet of the presidency due to weakness and selfish interest of an individual. He knows that he has been able to obtain a majority despite his being first amongst equals,” a senator said in an angry, but confident tone.Some senators, including Montserrado County Senator Joyce M. Freeman Sumo, have had personal differences with Pro Temp Findley over similar issues and have openly expressed that to his face in session on many occasions.Accusations of leaking conversations or decisions taken by the Senate to the President have come from Madam Sumo on two separate occasions, assertions Findley has repeatedly denied.Based on the issues highlighted by the senators, any action to remove him will be supported by the constitutional provision. If they are successful, this will be a repeat of the Isaac Nyenabo versus the Senate when he (Nyenabo) was removed from the same post. However, Sen. Nyenabo protested the decision to the Supreme Court and won the case.Contacted for reaction, Pro Temp Findley’s press attaché Moses Wenyou, dismissed the information, adding that the Senate is a responsible body that does not operate in such a manner.“That information has no iota of truth in it and the Pro Temp is not worried about that either,” Wenyou asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgGardaí have launched an investigation following an incident of dangerous driving which saw cars ‘diffing’ around a newly married couple on a busy Donegal road. It is believed the bizarre incident took place at the weekend, immediately after the couple had just got married in a nearby church.The ‘diffing’ takes place on the main road to Gortahork, just at the turn off for Magheraroarty. It also appears that cars have blocked off the road to other users to enable the driver to perform the act of ‘diffing’ around the happy couple.In the video, the motorist in the twin-cam begins driving at dangerous speeds in a circle around the bride and groom with burning rubber going everywhere.However, that’s clearly what the couple wanted and after the ‘diffing’ commences the wedding party simply continued on to their reception afterwards.Gardaí in Milford have launched an investigation into the incident and are keen to speak to those involved in such a dangerous act which could have gone badly wrong at any time.   GARDAÍ LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER VIDEO EMERGES OF CARS ‘DIFFFING’ AROUND NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE was last modified: June 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DiffingFeaturesGardaiinvestigationMarried CouplenewsTwin Camslast_img read more


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first_imgA Donegal man is to be sentenced for abusing seven of his neighbours over a 16 year period in the 80s and 90s.The Central Criminal Court has been told the defendant, who was 16 when he began abusing his victims, would carry out the sexual assaults when his mother went out to bingo.One of the victims described how he insisted on coming to her wedding, despite being asked to stay away. MAN ABUSED NEIGHBOURS WHEN HIS MOTHER WAS AT BINGO was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abuseCENTRAL CRIMINAL COURTDonegal manneighbourweddinglast_img read more


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first_imgFinn Harps captain Kevin McHugh has acquired the coaching services of teammate Raymond Foy to his booming Donegal Soccer Academy.Foy, like McHugh and the rest of his Academy staff are all UEFA qualified coaches which will only add to the experience young players will receive under their tutelage. McHugh has had huge success with his Donegal Schoolboys side and last month and they captured the U13 All-Ireland title against Waterford.McHugh is hugely passionate about developing young players in Donegal and the Donegal Soccer Academy is a project close to his heart.McHugh believes that with the right structures in place Donegal can develop a huge amount of quality young players that can go on and play a high level in professional football.The appointment of Foy to the Academy roster has resulted in McHugh being in a position to offer FIFTEEN more place on the academy. McHugh told Donegal Daily, “It’s great to have another senior player on board in the form of Raymond Foy.“He’s got all the qualifications and he’s a young coach that is hungry to improve and has a passion for coaching.“He’s going to be a great addition for us, and with him now on-board we have FIFTEEN more spaces available in each session going forward.McHugh says players will benefit from the coaching if they have the right combination of attitude and application.“There’s no doubt that if the players apply themselves there will be a genuine improvement throughout all age levels in a matter of months ““We are trying to improve sessions on a weekly basis to get a good balance. “It’s been a hugely enjoyable experience so far, for kids and coaches alike.To book your place on the Donegal Soccer Academy just e-mail details to guarantee place or arrive 15 mins prior to session.DONEGAL SOCCER ACADEMY ADD ANOTHER UEFA QUALIFIED COACH TO THEIR TEAM was last modified: June 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AcademyCoachingDSAKevin McHughRaymond FoysoccerUEFAlast_img read more


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first_imgAs CAO offers are circulated to thousands of students today, the President of the LYIT Student Union is urging existing and prospective students LYIT students to fight for their future.LYIT Student Union President Brian McElwaineBrian McElwaine has welcomed the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) initiative SERD (Student Electoral Registration Database), a national student voter database which will allow them to marshall and influence hundreds of thousands of votes in constituencies all over the country.Speaking about SERD and potential grant cuts, Brian McElwaine said last year’s delay in the processing of SUSI grants outlined how important maintenance grants are to LYIT students. “Any government decisions to cut grants would have a serious impact on the daily lives of LYIT students.“The Student Union at Letterkenny Institute of Technology condemns any further cuts to the maintenance grant. LYIT students cannot face another winter of grant issues and worries.“I, along with my colleagues at LYIT Student Union and USI, urge students at LYIT and their families to support the national SERD campaign.”  LYIT STUDENT PRESIDENT URGES MEMBERS TO SLAM GRANT CUTS was last modified: August 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LYITPresident Brian McElwaineStudents Unionlast_img read more


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first_imgCUTTING THE BARLEY ON THE LECK ROADTHE blast of summer across the county for the next few days at least has given some respite to Donegal’s farmers.Pictured above is Eamonn and Frank Tinney cutting barley on the LeckRoad with Letterkenny town in the background.  MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES – DONEGAL FARMERS RELIEF was last modified: August 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES – DONEGAL FARMERS RELIEFlast_img read more


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first_imgThe parents of four families who failed to have their children attend school regularly have appeared in court.Kids failed to turn up for classThey pleaded guilty to “failing to cause a pupil to attend schools” after charges were brought by the Child and Family Agency. The parents appeared at Letterkenny District Court.The court heard that charges related to ten children failing to attended two secondary and two nationals schools on dates in September and May 2014.The parents was charged for failure to attend a number of schools including Loreto Convent, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, St Eunan’s College and Scoil Cholmcille.The children involved ranged in age from eight to 14.The court heard that the children had been “absent more than they were present” but there has been “dramatic improvements” in attendance recently.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned sentencing to June 2.PARENTS APPEAR IN COURT FOR FAILING TO SEND CHILDREN TO SCHOOL was last modified: February 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtJUDGEletterkennyPARENTSSCHOOLlast_img read more


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first_imgGardai in Milford are investigating an alleged assault in Drumbern Milford on Monday morning last at approx. 3.30am. The Garda Press Office said that a female in her 40s was assaulted and investigations are ongoing.Local Gardai are processing CCTV footage of the area at the time of the incident. They have appealed to anyone who may have been in the area or might have witnessed suspicious movements around that time are asked to contact the Garda Station at Milford on 91 53060.Garda investigate assault on woman in Milford was last modified: August 2nd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultGardaiMilfordwomanlast_img read more


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first_imgOAKLAND — A 5-year-old Liam Hendriks, like most other Australian kids, had to decide on a summer sport to pursue.T-ball or cricket?Tradition might’ve pulled Hendriks toward cricket — a more popular sport among Australians than baseball — but there was just something a bit more logical about T-ball for a young, short-attention spanned Hendriks and his friends.“T-ball is thirty minutes long every Saturday and cricket starts turning into three hours, six hours,” Hendriks said. “And my parents …last_img