This essay examines how the photographs of Fielder in Body 2014 challenge dominant media narratives in sport and how the audience received and reacted to the images of Fielder.In October 2009, ESPN The Magazine launched its first special edition magazine titled The Body Issue (rebranded as simply Body as of the 2014 edition) in which athletes are featured partially nude or completely nude in order to celebrate the spectrum of athletic forms present in different types of sport. While all of the still images presented in the special editions are candidates for a textual analysis, this presentation focuses on the most recent Body issue in which Major League Baseball player Prince Fielder graces one of the six alternative magazine covers and is featured inside the magazine. The photographs of Fielder challenge dominant media narratives regarding “grotesque” identities (fat, tattooed, etc.
The soil geotextile filtration mechanism is a complex process which depends on physical compatibility between the geotextile and the soil to be retained. Several methods have been proposed by researchers for assessing the filtration behaviour of soil geotextile composite systems under steady state conditions. The Gradient Ratio (GR) test is the most commonly used method for measuring filtration compatibility of soil geotextile systems.
H., Rice, J. E., Delgado Aparicio, L., Gao, C., Greenwald, M., Hill, K., Howard, N. T., Hubbard, A., Hughes, J. Inhaled drug delivery is ideal for treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as it allows a local action of the medication at the disease site. Biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles which might allow extended/sustained release of inhaled drugs are synthesized using various methods however; these do not permit high encapsulation efficiency for hydrophilic drugs. The aim of the project was to test the hypothesis that it was possible to develop an efficient method for the co encapsulation of a hydrophilic and lipophilic drug (theophylline and budesonide respectively) into nanoparticles.In order to improve the loading efficiency of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs, a modified double emulsification solvent diffusion (DESD) method was developed and both co encapsulated and mono encapsulated nanoparticles (containing either drug) were synthesized.
A plume of water ice is seen streaming off the southern pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus in this photograph. Cassini used very long exposure to capture the wispy stream of vapour, so everything else in the image is overexposed. Cassini took the photograph on May 4, 2006 at a distance of approximately 2.1 million kilometers (1.3 million miles) from Enceladus..