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Monday, July 16, 2012

Whats random about RICE

Well, long time no post. Which seems to be how I have been starting alot of blog post lately. Im pretty sure i have bipolar disorder. Which is great because im in a manic state atm. So the word i chose to day was RICE. I love me some rice. Sushi, rice pudding, rice wine aka saki, and rice to put on my swollen nads when i have blue balls. Enough of my bs, here is the information.

Rice the university and here are some facts

The following statistics describe the fall 2011 degree-seeking student body:

  • 3,708 undergraduate students and 2,374 graduate students.
  • Student-to-faculty ratio is less than 6-to-1
  • Seventy-seven percent of applicants accepted in fall 2011 were in the top 5 percent of their high school classes.
  • The top 25 percent of the 2011 entering class scored above 1500 on the SAT; 75 percent scored above 1350
  • Forty-five percent of students in the 2011 entering class are from outside of Texas; 10 percent are from outside the United States.
  • Forty-four percent of all Rice students hail from Texas; 36 percent are from elsewhere in the United States and 20 percent are from outside the United States.
  • The six-year graduation rate is 92 percent.
Rice University's $34,900 tuition for academic year 2011-2012 is substantially less than tuition charged by comparable private institutions. Rice administers a need-blind admission process, so admission to Rice is not influenced by an applicant's financial background. In 2010-2011, 61 percent of undergraduates received some form of financial aid.  
What wiki says about Rice
Rice is the seed of the monocot plants Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most important staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia and the West Indies. It is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production, after maize (corn), according to data for 2010




RICE as Medicine

RICE is a mnemonic for a treatment method for soft tissue injuries which is an acronym for RestIceCompression and Elevation. When used appropriately, recovery duration is usually shortened and discomfort minimized.
RICE is considered a first-aid treatment, rather than a cure for soft tissue injuries. The aim is to manage discomfort and internal bleeding.

Rest

Rest is a key component of repairing the body. Without rest, continual strain is placed on the affected area, leading to increased inflammation, pain, and possible further injury. Additionally, some soft tissue injuries will take longer to heal without rest. There is also a risk of abnormal repair or chronic inflammation resulting from a failure to rest. In general, the period of rest should be long enough that the patient is able to use the affected limb with the majority of function restored and pain essentially gone.

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Ice is excellent at reducing the inflammatory response and the pain from heat generated. Proper usage of ice can reduce the destruction over-response which can result from inflammation. A good method is ice 20 minutes of each hour. Other recommendations are an alternation of ice and no-ice for 15–20 minutes each, for a 24–48 hour period.To prevent localised ischemia orfrostbite to the skin, it is recommended that the ice be placed within a towel before wrapping around the area.
Exceeding the recommended time for ice application may be detrimental, as blood flow will be too reduced to allow nutrient delivery and waste removal.

Compression

Compression aims to reduce the edematous swelling that results from the inflammatory process. Although some swelling is inevitable, too much swelling results in significant loss of function, excessive pain and eventual slowing of blood flow through vessel restriction.
An elastic bandage, rather than a firm plastic bandage (such as zinc-oxide tape) is required. Usage of a tight, non-elastic bandage will result in reduction of adequate blood flow, potentially causing ischemia. The fit should be snug so as to not move freely, but still allow expansion for when muscles contract and fill with blood.

Elevation

Elevation aims to reduce swelling by increasing venous return of blood to the systemic circulation. This will not only result in less edema, but also aid in waste product removal from the area.

FREE RICE



About Freerice.com
Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.
Freerice has two goals:
  • Provide education to everyone for free.
  • Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.
Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.
Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.
Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding the site or sponsorship opportunities. You can also find Freerice on Twitter and Facebook.
Thank you.

And a really good recipe for Rice pudding :D



INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups (600 ml) of whole milk
  • 1/3 cup (66 grams) of uncooked short grain white rice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (40 grams) raisins

METHOD

1 In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the milk, rice and salt to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20-25 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
2 In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg and brown sugar until well mixed. Add a half cup of the hot rice mixture to the egg mixture, a tablespoon at a time, vigorously whisking to incorporate.
3 Add egg mixture back into the saucepan of rice and milk and stir, on low heat, for 10 minutes or so, until thickened. Be careful not to have the mixture come to a boil at this point. Stir in the vanilla. Remove from heat and stir in the raisins and cinnamon.
Serve warm or cold.
Yield: Serves 2-3.

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