Nepal – Home to Many Extant Historic Sites, Despite Earthquake

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Boudhanath Temple
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William D. Jones, MD, is an Oklahoma City, OK, physician who provides personalized occupational and preventive medical care. Passionate about travel, OK resident William D. Jones, MD, has traveled extensively across Africa and the Middle East, and recently had the opportunity to experience India and Nepal.

A mountainous country often impacted by earthquakes and flooding, Nepal offers a host of historic sites that make a visit culturally rewarding. As reported by National Geographic, the 8.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the country in April of 2015 had a devastating impact beyond loss of life that included the collapse of the nearly two centuries old, nine-story Dharahara Tower, a watchtower which dominated Kathmandu’s skyline. Also impacted was the 16th century Hanuman Dhoka, the city’s oldest palace on Durbar Square, as well as a number of historic temple pagodas.

Despite these significant cultural losses, many more historical sites worth visiting survived the earthquake in a small country that boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites. Among these was the Boudhanath Temple, which features a resilient stupa, or mound for sacred relics, built in the fifth-century. Nepal’s oldest Hindu site, the Pashupatinath Temple, not only survived the temblor but was used in performing last rites for many victims of the earthquake.

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French – A Language That Spans the Maghreb in North Africa

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Based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, practices preventive medicine in a private clinic setting. He also has experience as an occupational medicine physician in corporate settings in OK. William D. Jones, MD, has had the chance to live in France on two occasions in his life, and he speaks French fluently.

He had the opportunity to use the language during travels to locales such as Quebec and North Africa. Surprising to many travelers, French is more commonly spoken than Arabic in the Maghreb region that stretches from Morocco to Libya. One reason for this is that the local dialects of Arabic tend not to have as extensive a vocabulary selection.

Another reason is that French has simply become culturally rooted in families of the region since the Colonial era, and it defines the language relationships that they share with other people in the region. In many ways, it is a unique identifier of their backgrounds as North Africans.

A Brief Introduction to the Airedale Terrier

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Airedale Terrier
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William D. Jones, MD, has practiced occupational and preventive medicine in the Oklahoma City, OK, area for more than two decades. In addition to his medical activities, William D. Jones, MD, spends time training his Airedale terrier and serving as dog show secretary with the Irish Setter Club of OK.

The Airedale terrier is a strong, versatile breed. However, the Airedale is not the dog for every household. Before reaching out to a trusted breeder or rescue organization about an Airedale, individuals and families should consider the dog’s behavior, energy levels, and temperament.

To start, the Airedale is a sporty terrier that demands a good deal of daily exercise. A dog that does not receive proper physical stimulation can growth lethargic or aggressive. Similarly, Airedales are keen learners. This trait is advantageous for attentive, supportive owners, but can result in destruction and mischief for families that lack the dedication necessary to successfully train a dog.

The Airedale responds well to positive reinforcement. This is the case for many breeds, but some owners prefer dogs that can be instructed under more physical styles of training. Such individuals should avoid Airedales. Finally, Airedale terriers should be raised in high-activity homes. While the overwhelming majority of Airedale owners told the American Kennel Club (AKC) that their Airedales got along well with children, other pets, and in training scenarios, 48 percent reported their terriers to dislike extended periods of time alone.

Benefits of a Pre-Workout Warm-Up

Warm Up

Warm Up

 

William D. Jones, MD, serves as a preventive and occupational medicine physician in Oklahoma City, OK. In his free time, William D. Jones, MD, of Oklahoma enjoys exercising at a local gym.

For any athlete, a proper warm-up is essential as an injury avoidance technique. An effective warm-up requires a minimum of six to 10 minutes and involves both activation of the muscles and increased engagement of the cardiovascular system.

If a person has been sedentary, there is typically no more than 20 percent blood flow to the skeletal muscles, and the capillaries in these muscles are closed. Warming up helps the athlete to increase this blood flow and open the capillaries, which in turn raises muscle temperature and enables the muscles themselves to contract, relax, and transmit nerve signals more easily.

As the muscles become more responsive, they also become more difficult to injure. A cold muscle is easy to tear, just as a stiff rubber band is easier to tear. By moving the muscles gently yet continuously, each muscle worked becomes more elastic and ready for the demands of a challenging workout.

Oklahoma State Medical Association Foundation Projects

 

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Oklahoma State Medical Association
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William D. Jones, MD, is an Oklahoma City, OK-based physician specializing in occupational and preventive medicine. As a member of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, William D. Jones, MD, is part of an organization with a charitable foundation arm aimed at improving public health across the state.

Established in 1991, the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) Foundation promotes scientific and medical research focused on the betterment of public health. Support from the foundation may be provided through the application of assets to individuals, corporations, trusts, funds, or foundations whose research or purposes are scientific, educational, or charitable in nature.

Past initiatives supported by the OSMA foundation have been centered on topics such as obesity awareness and smoke-free families. OSMA has also provided assistance to medical students and residents in transition from clinical training to professional practices. Future programming may focus on charitable healthcare delivery and research, communication within the medical community, or continuing medical education programs for physicians.

Pork Rillettes and the Pissaladiere – Classic French Hors d’Oeuvres

pork rillettes

pork rillettes

William D. Jones, MD, has two decades of experience treating Oklahoma City, OK, patients through quality preventive and occupational medicine. Having lived in France over two periods of his life, William D. Jones, MD, enjoys French cuisine and cooks it for his family and friends.

French cooking is known for its rich tradition of hors d’oeuvres, or appetizers, that are often served at social gatherings. One rustic pâté perfect for serving on fresh bread is pork rillettes. This rustic creation involves poaching pork in its own fat and shredding it. The rich pâté is then stored in some of that fat until it is prepared to eat, either by warming on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.

Another classic hors d’oeuvre, common in Nice, is the Provencal pissaladière, which can be made with a light puff pastry. A classic topping is onions sautéed in olive oil, often accompanied by tomatoes, thinly cut olives, and anchovies. The pissaladière can be cut into small rectangles, which makes it ideal as a finger food.

SWAT Academy Helps Make Sports a Viable Option for Families

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SWAT Academy
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William D. Jones, MD, runs a private practice in Oklahoma City, OK, where he focuses on occupational and preventive medicine. William D. Jones, MD, earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in economics and French, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Oklahoma, and a medical degree from Brown University. In addition to his service as a physician, Dr. Jones contributes to a variety of philanthropic programs, including the Angel’s Foundation by way of the SWAT Academy.

SWAT Academy is a softball and baseball training facility in Oklahoma City, OK. SWAT, which stands for Success with Attitude and Toughness, helps young athletes develop the skills and character necessary to succeed in sports and in life. As part of its efforts, SWAT Academy is affiliated with several charitable organizations. One such organization is the Angel’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to local children who otherwise would not be able to participate in team sports due to financial hardship. SWAT Academy members raise money for player scholarships through various fundraising events and activities, and they donate 100 percent of the profits to the foundation.

Interesting Facts on Nepal

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Nepal
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William D. Jones MD, practices medicine in Oklahoma City, OK. A lover of travel, William D. Jones, MD has traveled to many countries including Nepal. Here are some quick facts about Nepal:

Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia. It borders China to the north and India to the south, east, and west.

With a population of 27 million, the country is the 41st most populous nation in the world.

There are 125 different ethnic groups in the country. The official language of Nepal is Nepali, which is spoken by up to 44.6% of the population.

The dominant religion practiced is Hindu, being subscribed to by 81% of the population.

Nepal’s calendar is 57 years, eight and a half months ahead, meaning the country is currently in the year 2071. They celebrate their New Year in mid-April.

Nepal has the world’s most dense population of historical sites.

The country is three-quarters covered by mountains. Eight of the world’s top ten highest mountains are found in the region, including Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

Irish Setter Club Guidelines and Principles

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Irish Setter
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William D. Jones, MD, has maintained a private practice in OK since 1994. Outside of the office, he pursues a diverse range of interests that includes Irish Setters. William D. Jones, MD, serves as the dog-show secretary of the Irish Setter Club of Central OK, a member club of the Irish Setter Club of America.

Irish Setter Club of America members and members clubs must comply with several principles set forth by the club. They must take good care of their dogs as well as those entrusted to their care, maintaining high standards of cleanliness and health. Members must also learn about the breed and use the information they learn to breed healthy, well-tempered animals. Members who participate in breeding activities and sell animals must provide accurate written records of the health and pedigree of all dogs.

As part of their duty to the overall health of the breed, members should avoid selling to wholesalers, research laboratories, or retailers. They should also take precautions to prevent animals likely to pass on hereditary defects from breeding.

Uruguay – A Small Country with World Heritage Sites

Uruguay

Uruguay
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Based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, provides patients with occupational health care and serves as a Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court independent medical examiner. Having studied Spanish in college, William D. Jones, MD, has traveled to several countries throughout South America, including Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay.

A small country located between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay features a number of sights of historic and cultural interest. Colonia del Sacramento sits strategically on the De La Plata River and is the second oldest city in the country. Vital for trade, the city emerged as a commercial force in the 18th century and was contested by Portugal and Spain throughout much of the colonial era. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city offers a unique blend of architectural styles to match its contested history.

Another area with pending World Heritage status is Chamangá, which is situated in the Flores province in the country’s southwest. The region has numerous granite formations that contain more than 40 rock paintings, some of which date back more than 2,000 years. These pictographs provide an essential glimpse of the indigenous cultures that inhabited the country prior to colonization.

Another destination of interest to those exploring Uruguay’s past is Ciudad Vieja, the “old city” district of Montevideo, which features a combination of the traditional and modern.