IJOART Volume 6, Issue 10, October 2017 Edition


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EFFECTS OF WIND ON SCHOOL STRUCTURES IN KOGI WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA[]


The main purpose of this study is to find out the effects of wind on structures in Kogi West Senatorial District of Nigeria. Research design was based on ex-post facto research design, also population of the study were the urban, semi-urban, rural areas or cities, towns and Kogi villages in Kogi-West Senatorial District of Kogi State of Nigeria. The instrument used was a structured questionnaire. The target population for this study are the residents in cities, towns and villages in Kogi West Senatorial District. Random Sampling was used to draw samples from all the cities, towns and villages in the State. Two residents responded out of every town, village and cities. Also method used in analyzing data gathered through the Research question was the simple mean standard deviation and ANCOVA. Results from the study showed that shoddy design, location, and neighbouring structures lead to negative effects of wind on structures. Furthermore, it was adduced that unobstructed location or within 1,500 feet of open water leads to effect of wind on structures. It was therefore recommended that by proper protection and maintenance of homes and properties would minimize damage of buildings. Also, services of architects, engineers and builders would give room for structural perfections.


Prevalence of Flat Foot and High Arch Foot among undergraduate Physical Therapy students by using Navicular Drop Test[]


Flatfoot and high arch foot are defined as decreased or increased medial longitudinal arch. There are several methods to examine them like, detailed foot and ankle examination, photo-podoscopic examination and the navicular drop test, which is the simplest, easily applicable and reliable test in this regards.


The Competitive Advantage of Nations’ Competitiveness[]


Companies achieved international leadership styles through innovations which create competitive advantage by perceiving an entirely new market or serving market segments ignored by others. Innovations are mundane and incremental depending more on accumulation of small insight and advances than on a single major technological break through



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