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.

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The Challenge of Using Word Gender in Learning the French Language

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A medical doctor based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD received his medical training from Brown University. He completed his residency training in OK and currently concentrates on occupational and preventive medicine. William D. Jones, MD has lived in France twice and is fluent in French, having studied the language from the 8th grade through his senior year in college.

French is one of the top ten most spoken languages in the world, hence it is one of the top priorities when it comes to learning another language. For native English speakers, French is one of the easier languages to learn due to its Latin base and its many vocabulary intersections with the English language.

However, learning French comes with its fair share of challenges. One of the greatest hurdles French language learners encounter is the use of gender. French words have masculine and feminine forms, which is different than English use. Moreover, there is no easy rule that covers word gender, so the learner must make an effort to remember if a particular word is masculine or feminine and be cognitively aware of it before saying it. The more that it is practiced, the easier it will be to master it.

Benefits of a Pre-Workout Warm-Up

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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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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.

The Angel’s Foundation

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William D Jones MD

William D. Jones, MD, of Oklahoma City, OK, specializes in occupational and preventive medicine. In addition to seeing patients and running his office, William D. Jones, MD, enjoys giving back to his community. One of the ways he does this is sponsorship of the SWAT Academy, which is a training facility for youth softball and baseball players. Dr. Jones also sponsors the Angel’s Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial support to families so that their children can participate in sports.

The Angel’s Foundation recognizes the important part that playing sports has on a child’s life. Participating in team sports can help a child gain important skills and knowledge for adulthood, and is a fun way to keep active. The Angel’s Foundation encourages its donors, mostly local business people, to remember the fun they had playing sports throughout their own childhood.

The SWAT teams also raise funds for the Angel’s Foundation through a variety of means, including selling hot dogs at their events. All profits go directly to the Foundation.

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

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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.

An Introduction to Occupational Medicine

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William D Jones MD

William D. Jones, MD, has practiced medicine in and around Oklahoma City, OK, for more than 20 years. Focused primarily on occupational and preventive medicine, William D. Jones has treated workers from a variety of Oklahoma (OK) locations.

Occupational health functions where work and health meet. The field addresses not only the prevention of work-related injuries and illness but also the care and treatment of those who have to miss work for health reasons. Occupational physicians evaluate those who have experienced an impairment and help recovering patients return to work whenever possible, a process that studies have shown supports the recovery process on a mental and physical level.

These services play a crucial role in the lives of the patients themselves and in the well-being of the economy at large. Data suggests that each year, the US workforce loses 40 million productivity days due to incapacitated workers. Applying an in-depth understanding of regulatory systems and workers’ compensation laws, as well as available treatments and rehabilitative systems, the occupational physician helps these workers to recover their abilities whenever possible.

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.

The SWAT Academy Angel’s Foundation Helps Kids Play Sports

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SWAT Academy
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William D. Jones, MD, treats patients at his private practice in Oklahoma City, OK, with a focus on occupational and preventive medicine. William D. Jones, MD, also helps local children through his sponsorship of several baseball and softball teams, as well as his support of the Angel’s Foundation at the SWAT Academy.

The 20,800-square-foot SWAT Academy is an indoor baseball and softball training facility in Oklahoma City. It features a 10,000-square-foot indoor practice field and ten batting cages. The facility has Iron Mike and Pro Batter automated pitchers, baseball and softball trainers, and a full workout area.

SWAT Academy teams all raise money to support the Angel’s Foundation. SWAT players raise money through hot dog sales, annual poker tournaments, and home run derbies. All of the proceeds from their efforts go directly to the Angel’s Foundation.

The nonprofit foundation funds scholarships for SWAT players who need financial assistance. The Angel’s Foundation believes that financial hardships should not prevent children from playing the sports they love, and it seeks to help by sponsoring children in need.

Interesting Facts on 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.