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Ask the Consul

Installment One Hundred and Ten

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I Didn’t Qualify for the Tourist Visa, What Now? This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions applicants ask when refused a Tourist Visa at the U.S.

Wound management

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Continued from last week Last week, we had reached the point where, after cleans-ing the wound and removing dead tissue (debriding), a decision must be as to whether the wound will be closed, or managed as an open wound.

The urge to keep competing

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Anyone who has played sport at the highest level knows that sinking nervous, almost fearful feeling before a big event. It is made up of all manner of emotions – the pure nerves associated with any competitive endeavour, the fear of letting your team or country down, the fear of not doing yourself justice in the eyes of others – and the knowledge of the distress, which is extreme in the hardest confrontations, that you know can result as the mind and body are pushed to the limit.