Hilary Cunningham Scharper is a Canadian novelist and professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Toronto. Scharper's fiction and research focus on cultural approaches to nature, she writes historical fiction, multi-species fiction, self-coined, "ecoGothic" fiction. Born in 1961, Scharper grew up in Toronto, Ontario, she attended Yale, where she received her PhD in Anthropology in 1992. Scharper's first novel, Perdita is a gothic novel with strong nature themes, she has characterized her writing as "ecoGothic," a newly minted subgenre that represents a more ecologically aware gothic. Scharper has stated: "I do not treat nature as a backdrop or setting, but rather as an active and indeed central player in the narrative." Jennifer Dawson credits Scharper with originating the term "ecoGothic". Critic Robert Douglas has suggested that Scharper's fiction draws upon literary classics such as Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, noting that all these novels feature landscapes that are "desolate," "powerful" and "cruel."Scharper's book of short stories, Dream Dresses, draws upon her experience as an ethnographer and explores women's experiences of dressing over the life cycle.
Hollins Critic writes that Scharper "brings to her fiction writing a trained anthropological eye." The Toronto Star wrote that her writing in Dream Dresses was "reminiscent of Thomas Carlyle." Dream Dresses: Stories ISBN 978-0-9808879-5-2 Perdita ISBN 1-4926-0244-2, ISBN 978-1-4926-0244-6 University of Toronto Anthropology Department website Hilary Scharper's website
Jeffery Elwell is the 10th and current President of Eastern New Mexico University. Elwell began as ENMU's president on July 1, 2017. Elwell spent much of his childhood in Southern California, graduating from James Monroe High School in 1975, he graduated from California State University Bakersfield in 1979, with a B. A. in English. He attended graduate school at Louisiana State University from 1979-80 before attending and graduating from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1982 with an M. S. in Communication and Theatre. He earned a Ph. D. in Speech Communication and Theater from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1986. After spending time as a faculty member at three small private liberal arts institutions between 1984 and 1989, he was appointed as associate professor and director of Theatre at Mississippi State University in 1989, he served at MSU until 1996, earning both promotion to full professor. In 1996, he moved to Marshall University as professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.
In 1999, he was appointed as chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Executive Artistic Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served in that role until November 2004 when he became the Founding Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at East Carolina University, he served in that role until 2010. In 2012, Elwell was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and served in that role until July 2017, when he was appointed President at ENMU, his teaching and creative activity have centered on theatre. Dr. Elwell has seen more than 100 productions of 23 of his plays produced in professional and community theatres in Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York.
The Kalahari Typing School for Men is the fourth in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, set in Gaborone and featuring the Motswana protagonist Precious Ramotswe. Mma Ramotswe talks with her fiance Mr JLB. Matekoni about the future of her assistant, Mma Makutsi, who seems to have difficulty finding suitable men; the two women discuss the same topic. At Mr JLB Matekoni's garage, the younger apprentice changes, no longer always looking at girls, he has found religion. When Mma Ramotswe arrives at home, both of her foster children seem down, with Motholeli and Puso being the subject of verbal bullying. Motheleli seems to get over this. Mma Makutsi opens a typing school just for men, because men do not enroll at the Secretarial College because they do not want to be bettered by women, though they need to type in their jobs, she obtains typewriters from her alma mater, the Botswana Secretarial College, finds a place to teach at the younger apprentice's church.
This business is successful, filling three sessions with one advertisement. Mma Makutsi gets involved with one of her students, Mr Bernard Selelipeng, a married man passing himself off as divorced. Mr Selelipeng is forced to break off with Mma Makutsi, as his wife consulted with Mma Ramotswe about her husband cheating on her; the wife mentions that she first went to the Satisfaction Guaranteed Agency, but got unsatisfactory results there. To address the problem with Puso, Mma Ramotswe consults with the matron Mma Silvia Potokwane at the orphanage. Mma Potokwane's advises having Mr J. L. B Matekoni act as more of a father to the boy. Mr JLB Matekoni does this, with favorable results. Mr Molefelo approaches Mma Ramotswe for a delicate matter, he is a prosperous civil engineer in Lobatse, the proprietor of a hotel and landowner with an ostrich ranch. As a young student at the Botswana Technical College in Gaborone, he had a girlfriend whom he had made pregnant. In order to pay for an abortion he had to pay 100 pula.
As he had no way to get money, he stole a radio from the Tsolamoseses. After the abortion, he broke up with her, he wants to make amends with both. Mma Ramotswe finds them. A rival detective agency, called the Satisfaction Guaranteed Agency, has come to town; the business is owned by Cephas Buthelezi, "Ex-CID, Ex-New York, Ex-cellent!". He is of Zulu origin, his advertising is derogatory towards the No. 1 Agency in a sideways manner. However, his hubris is repaid; the story ends with a picnic, attended by the apprentices, Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, Mr JLB Matekoni and Mma Potokwane, Mma Boko, Mr Molefelo and his family. How to Find a Man Learn to Drive with Jesus To Kill a Hoopoe Trust Your Affairs to a Man The Talking Cure Old Typewriters Gathering Dust What Mr. Molefelo Did The Typewriters and a Prayer Meeting The Civil Service The Kalahari Typing School for Men Throws Open its Doors Mma Ramotswe Goes to a Small village to the South of Gaborone The Miracle, Wrought at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors Tea at the Orphan Farm Mr. Bernard Selelipeng A Disgruntled Client Mma Ramotswe Gets a Flat Tyre.
Darko Rakočević is a Serbian former professional footballer who played as a defender. After playing for Borac Čačak in the First League of Serbia and Montenegro, Rakočević moved abroad to Asia and signed for Kitchee in early 2006, he spent one and a half seasons in Hong Kong, before returning to his homeland and rejoining his former club Metalac Gornji Milanovac in the summer of 2007. In 2008, Rakočević played for Kazakhstan Premier League club Kairat, he returned to Metalac Gornji Milanovac in early 2009. In early 2011, Rakočević joined Thai club Chonburi, he played for Songkhla United in 2013 and 2014. Darko Rakočević at Soccerway Darko Rakočević at WorldFootball.net Darko Rakočević at FootballDatabase.eu
A carotid-cavernous fistula results from an abnormal communication between the arterial and venous systems within the cavernous sinus in the skull. It is a type of arteriovenous fistula; as arterial blood under high pressure enters the cavernous sinus, the normal venous return to the cavernous sinus is impeded and this causes engorgement of the draining veins, manifesting most as a sudden engorgement and redness of the eye of the same side. CCF symptoms include bruit, progressive visual loss, pulsatile proptosis or progressive bulging of the eye due to dilatation of the veins draining the eye. Pain is the symptom that patients find the most difficult to tolerate. Patients present with sudden or insidious onset of redness in one eye, associated with progressive proptosis or bulging, they may have a history of similar episodes in the past. Carotid cavernous fistulae may form following closed or penetrating head trauma, surgical damage, rupture of an intracavernous aneurysm, or in association with connective tissue disorders, vascular diseases and dural fistulas.
This is based on magnetic resonance angiography and CT scan. A cerebral digital subtraction angiography enhances visualization of the fistula. CT scans classically show an enlarged superior ophthalmic vein, cavernous sinus enlargement ipsilateral as the abnormality and diffuse enlargement of all the extraocular muscles resulting from venous engorgement. Selective arteriography is used to evaluate arteriovenous fistulas. High resolution digital subtraction angiography may help in classifying CCF into dural and direct type and thus formulate a strategy to treat it either by a balloon or coil or both with or without preservation of parent ipsilateral carotid artery. Various classifications have been proposed for CCF, they may be divided into direct or indirect. The traumatic CCF occurs after a basal skull fracture; the spontaneous dural cavernous fistula, more common results from a degenerative process in older patients with systemic hypertension and atherosclerosis. Direct fistulas occur when the Internal Carotid artery itself fistulizes into the Cavernous sinus whereas indirect is when a branch of the ICA or External Carotid artery communicates with the cavernous sinus.
A popular classification divides CCF into four varieties depending on the type of arterial supply. The mainstay of treatment for CCF is endovascular therapy; this may be transvenous. More direct approaches, such as direct transorbital puncture of the cavernous sinus or cannulation of the draining superior orbital vein are used when conventional approaches are not possible. Spontaneous resolution of indirect fistulae is uncommon. Staged manual compression of the ipsilateral carotid has been reported to assist with spontaneous closure in selected cases. Direct CCF may be treated by occlusion of the affected cavernous sinus, or by reconstruction of the damaged internal carotid artery. Indirect CCF may be treated by occlusion of the affected cavernous sinus with coils, liquid agents or a combination of both