Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Getty Images – Getty 1 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman statement Als iemand deze twee kent of hun gegevens heeft, zeg hen dat ze vanavond welkom zijn in de Ghelamco Arena voor #GntWol! If anybody knows these two or has their contact details, tell ‘em they’re invited for our game against @VfL_Wolfsburg tonight.https://t.co/rtr90pYMqo— KAA Gent (@KAAGent) October 24, 2019 latest Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son rookie error update appointed Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool beat Genk 4-1 on Wednesday Travelling away from home to watch your beloved football team can be the ultimate experience for any dedicated fan.However, should you get the location completely wrong, you may think otherwise. on target Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta And that is exactly what happened to two Liverpool supporters, who set out to watch the Reds take on Belgium side Genk in the Champions League.The trouble is they ended up in the wrong Belgian city on Wednesday evening – landing in Ghent rather thank Genk.Two goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and a goal each from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah helped the European champions to a comfortable 4-1 win – the Reds’ first three points on the road in the competition since October 2017. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff stalemate Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Belgian website sporza.be, reported that the two men noticed they were heading to the wrong city 30 minutes before the match and by then, they were already on the train.So, instead of watching the game inside the Luminus Arena, the pair had to enjoy the action from inside an Irish pub called The Celtic Towers, where they posed for a picture holding their tickets.It was not all bad for the unlucky fans, however.As a result of their hilarious mix-up, local club KAA Gent invited the pair to watch their Europa League clash against Wolfsburg on Thursday! targets
20 February 2013 South African President Jacob Zuma and International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane have held separate meetings this week with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. Jiechi and his delegation are in the country to assist with preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit, which he is “certain will break new ground”. The summit takes place in Durban on 26 and 27 March, and preparations for it are at an advanced stage, according to Nkoana-Mashabane. “South Africa is a very important country in Africa and the world,” Jiechi said after his meeting with Nkoana-Mashabane in Cape Town on Monday, adding that China and South Africa had to work harder for the benefit of developing countries. Annual China-South Africa trade has reached almost $60-billion, and the two countries have economies that are “highly complementary” to one another, he said. Nkoana-Mashabane said South Africa’s relationship with China had moved to the highest level with the signing of a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement with China in 2010. “We are looking forward to not only signing agreements, but also building on the strong pillars that have been laid by this comprehensive strategic partnership treaty.” Nkoana-Mashabane also invited Chinese companies to take full opportunity of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, which South Africa is co-hosting with Australia. China has also expanded by 200 the number of scholarships available to young South Africans to study in China, and Nkoana-Mashabane said the South African government would continue to assess the first batch of about 60 scholars sent to China. Jiechi said China would welcome more students from South Africa, and encouraged more Chinese students to also come to study in South Africa. Earlier this month, Nkoana-Mashabane celebrated 15 years of formal diplomatic relations between South Africa and China at a function hosted at the Chinese embassy in Pretoria. Source: SANews.gov.za
11 April 2014With only two tournaments, in Glasgow and London, left on the HSBC World Series schedule, the Springbok Sevens team is in the running to lift the overall title. However, they are going to have to do it without star forward Chris Dry, who has been ruled out of the two events with a back injury.Dry injured his back in the Hong Kong Sevens, his 35th World Series tournament, at the end of March, and on Wednesday the South African Rugby Union confirmed that he would miss the forthcoming events.The Springbok Sevens’ medical team said Dry will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks. Depending on how his injury responds to treatment, he could possibly recover in time to be considered for the Commonwealth Games in July.Second in the standingsThe Blitzbokke head into the next round of the World Series in Glasgow in second place in the standings, with 129 points, just seven behind leaders, New Zealand.They have appeared in five finals this season already, with those appearances being consecutively, winning in Port Elizabeth and Las Vegas and finishing runner-ups in Dubai, Wellington and Tokyo.Influential playmaker Cecil Afrika is also a doubtful starter for the final two tournaments after he suffered a groin strain in Hong Kong.He is currently busy with a rehabilitation programme at the team’s base in Stellenbosch, where the medical team is monitoring his recovery efforts closely.Positive newsThe two setbacks aside, there was also a good measure of positive news regarding the injury status of four other squad members.Regular captain Kyle Brown is on course to recover fully from the blow to the head and concussion he suffered against France in the opening match in Hong Kong, while Branco du Preez, Seabelo Senatla and Phillip Snyman, who also picked up injuries, should all be fit and available for selection for the important trip to the United Kingdom.Squad announcementSpringbok Sevens’ coach Neil Powell will announce his 12-man squad on Wednesday, 23 April, two days before they fly out to Glasgow.The full training squad resumes its preparations in Stellenbosch on 14 April following a short break.South Africa finished second in the HSBC Sevens World Series in the 2012/13 season, 39 points behind New Zealand. This season, the battle for first place is set to go down to the wire.SAinfo reporter
The White House and Republican lawmakers are continuing discussions focused on a second round of tax reform, according to President Trump’s top economic advisor. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said in an April 5 interview that Trump and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., spoke earlier in the week again about a “phase two” of tax reform (TAXDAY, 2018/03/16, C.1).Trump and most GOP lawmakers are in agreement that full expensing for business investments and individual tax cuts should be made permanent, according to Kudlow. Those specific tax provisions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (P.L. 115-97) are currently temporary. “I think you get more bang for the buck on these tax cuts if you do make it permanent,” Kudlow said.Likewise, Trump, while speaking at an April 5 roundtable event in West Virginia, touted the full expensing provision of the TCJA. “I think it’s going to be the greatest benefit of the whole bill,” Trump said.According to Kudlow, there are other ideas being discussed that could also become part of the plan, but he did not elaborate on specifics. “Perhaps, later this year we will see something more concrete,” he said.Looking ForwardTrump also spoke to the tax return filing process changes expected for next year. “Next April, you’re going to, in many cases, [file on] one page, one card…you’ll have a nice simple form next year,” Trump said.To that end, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wrote in an April 6 op-ed in Kentucky Today that the current tax return filing process, which includes “complicated paperwork,” will soon come to an end. “As a result of the historic overhaul of the federal tax code, this is the last time that you will have to file under the outdated and expensive system that has held our country back for far too long,” McConnell wrote.Democratic ChangesMeanwhile, most Democratic lawmakers continue to criticize the tax law changes under the TCJA. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in an April 6 statement that only corporations and the wealthy benefit from the new law. “Powerful special interests are reaping massive windfalls from the GOP tax scam…,” Pelosi said.Earlier in the week, while speaking at a tax event in California, Pelosi reportedly said that Democrats would take a bipartisan approach toward revising the TCJA if they regain the House majority in 2019. According to Pelosi, Democrats are interested in creating a tax bill that creates growth and jobs while simultaneously reducing the deficit.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
Over 500 students aspiring to take admission in undergraduate courses at Delhi University flocked to attend the first of DU’s ‘Open Days’ counseling sessions where university officials answered queries on the best-four policy, sports admissions and additional eligibility criteria.University officials cautioned students to not fall in the trap of agents who claim to help applicants in getting admission in any college by paying extra money. “Be wary of people who claim they can get you admission in any college if you pay money. There is no management quota, no NRI quota in Delhi,” said J.M. Khurana, dean students’ welfare.Most of the queries from students were around the best-four policy for cutoffs and admissions for Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) and sports quota. Khurana said the best-four calculation will include one language, two academic or elective subjects and the subject in which admission is being sought. “In case a student does not include the subject, in which he seeks admission, in his best four percentage, he or she will face a deduction of 2.5 per cent,” he said.The ‘Open Days’ sessions will be held till May 30 from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Sundays, at the varsity’s conference centre.
Posted on January 21, 2014November 7, 2016By: Aparajita Gogoi, Executive Director, CEDPA India and National Coordinator, White Ribbon Alliance IndiaClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)As we approach the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, what does the future hold for international maternal mortality targets? The MHTF is pleased to be hosting a blog series on post-2015 maternal mortality goal setting. Over the next several weeks, we will be featuring responses and reactions to proposed targets from around the world. Please share your thoughts with us! A lot of global discussion and many high level meetings are taking place to end of preventable maternal deaths in the post 2015 world. We hear of an ambitious global target being set is to reduce maternal mortality ratios to less than 50 per 100,000 live births by 2035.The strategies that are being discussed to reach this goal are around preventing deaths by dealing with the direct medical causes of maternal deaths-like haemorrhage, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, sepsis, unsafe abortion; and indirect causes like HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, anaemia, or non-communicable diseases.Additional strategies that are being talked about are: universal health services, providing financial incentives, including the private sector, and urbanisation.Working in a country which accounts for almost a quarter of global maternal deaths, I cannot but help wonder will setting targets help bring down maternal deaths in my country?Girls and women in my country are dying not just due to lack of skilled attendance or health services. The reasons for this apathy for girls and women are very deep rooted, mired in traditional, almost misogynistic mindsets. Girls are killed before they are born. In the last 3 decades, 12 million girls have been killed in our country before they were born. In many parts of the country, sex ratio has dropped to fewer than 850 females per 1000 males. In a nation and people who do not protest the killing of unborn girls, how do you make them feel for women dying in childbirth? Will target setting for preventing of maternal deaths make any difference in the lives of girls and women in India? India is ranked 132 out of 148 countries on Gender Inequality Index as per the 2013 Human Development Report. One in every 4 women faces violence, and a rape takes place every 22 minutes. Worse than the prevalence, is the widespread acceptance of gender based violence. Half of our adolescent girls (and 57% of adolescent boys) think it is justifiable for a man to beat his wife!We can be called a nation of child brides-with almost half of our girls are married before the age of 18. We know that girls who give birth before the age of 15 are 5 times more likely to die in childbirth. India has 113 million adolescent girls and almost half of all adolescent girls are married before the age of 18. Women between the ages 15-24 years account for 52% of the country’s fertility and contribute to 45% of the maternal mortality. Of the 56,000 maternal deaths in India each year, more than 25000 are young mothers. Whatever be the target set for the post 2015 world, we will never meet the same if we do not look at preventing these child marriages.One way of ensuring that we meet post 2015 maternal health targets is to prevent girls from becoming mothers,and to do so, we need to ensure that girls complete secondary schooling –which will make them six times less likely to marry early as compared to others who have little or no education. Girls who are out of school are 4 times likely to have a child before their 19th birthday. Getting girls to compete secondary education will not only lead to better reproductive outcomes like increasing contraceptive use by 4 times, but economists say that if 10% more girls go to school, our country’s GDP will increase on average by 3%!!Setting targets is very important, but alongside targets, we need to focus on strategies that include a systematic approach, addressing different cornerstones that promote women’s empowerment, ensure that girls stay in school, delay marriage and pregnancy, ensure the availability and uptake of sexual and reproductive health information and services, and create greater economic opportunities and thus build girls’ and women’s agency.If you would like to submit a guest post for to our ongoing series exploring potential goals for maternal health in the post-MDG development agenda, please contact Andrea Goetschius: [email protected] this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Posted on February 19, 2014November 7, 2016By: Kate Mitchell, Manager of the MHTF Knowledge Management System, Women and Health InitiativeClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)On Thursday, Dr. Ana Langer (Maternal Health Task Force) and Dr. Jonathon Quick (Management Sciences for Health) will participate in a policy dialogue, Improving Maternal Health through Universal Health Coverage, moderated by Jacqueline Mahon (UNFPA) and organized by our colleagues at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The dialogue, part of the Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series (a partnership between UNFPA, the MHTF, and the Wilson Center), will be held in Washington DC at the Wilson Center and is open to the public. This dialogue will also be live-streamed. You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #MHdialogue!Event details can be found here.In this post, we share ten resources for learning more about universal health coverage (UHC) as a driver for women’s health.Join Dr. Jonathon Quick and Dr. Ana Langer tomorrow (February 20th, 2014) for a policy dialogue, Improving Maternal Health through Universal Health Coverage, organized by the Wilson Center as part of the Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series—a partnership between UNFPA, the MHTF, and the Wilson Center.Read Improving Women’s Health through Universal Health Coverage, a recent publication in PLOS Medicine and part of the MHTF-PLOS Collection of Maternal Health Research.Watch this video: Why universal health coverage is a women’s issue, a presentation by Dr. Jonathon Quick at the Women Deliver conference in 2013.Visit UHC Forward, an online platform that tracks progress toward UHC in countries around the world and serves as a hub for UHC knowledge exchangeCheck out the Manifesto for Maternal Health, developed and published in The Lancet following the Global Maternal Health Conference last year.Read Universal access: Making health systems work for women in BMC Public Health.Read A comprehensive approach to women’s health: Lessons from the Mexican health reform in BMC Women’s Health.Take a look at Universal health coverage: A commitment to close the gap, a publication of the Rockefeller Foundation, Save the Children, UNICEF, and WHO.Take a look at How changes in coverage affect equity in maternal and child health interventions in 35 Countdown to 2015 countries: an analysis of national surveys in The Lancet.Read Gender equity and universal health coverage in India in The Lancet.Do you know of additional resources? Let us know! We would be delighted to share them. ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Share this:
While many of us are still cleaning up from Labor Day barbeques and dragging ourselves out of a summer haze, let me wake you up with this sledge hammer:#GivingTuesday is less than 90 days away.30% of all nonprofit giving happens during the last month of the year, from #GivingTuesday through December 31. It’s a time when donors are in the mood to be generous, and even the smallest nonprofits have a chance to boost their bottom lines and get the dollars they need to fuel their missions in the coming calendar year. Here at Network for Good, we want to make sure you get your piece of the pie.Here’s a basic timeline of what you should be doing in the months ahead:September – Warm up your donors, plan your campaign, and make sure you have the tools you need to be successful.October – Write your appeals, continue to get ready, and keep your donors engaged with various communications that call their attention to your mission.November – Kick off your campaign on #GivingTuesday (November 28).December – Keep the momentum going with percent-to-goal updates, thank the donors who have already given, and push hard to December 30 and 31 (the biggest giving days of the year).January – Thank your donors, and develop a rock-solid retention plan to keep your supporters enthused and engaged throughout the year.What’s first?Right now, it’s time to focus on creating the best campaign for your organization. This means setting appropriate goals (both dollar goals and non-financial ones), getting your team in place, and making sure your nonprofit is equipped with the right technology to get the job done.Become a Network for Good customer now to take advantage of all our year-end customer benefits including:Easy to use Donor Management Software with email, direct mail, peer to peer and so much more all in one systemEligibility for cash prizes on #GivingTuesday.Exclusive End-of-Year eGuide for customers only.Exposure to new donors with a listing on our #GivingTuesday microsite.Inclusion in our Retention Wednesday activities (more to come).Templated emails and appeals built right into your donor management system.As the season progresses, check back for more tips, downloads and webinars to keep your year-end campaign on track.
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Posted on July 28, 2015June 12, 2017By: Josh Feng, Intern, Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson CenterClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Audio Playerhttps://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2413/2015/07/ecsp-wwc_2015-07-24T08_24_57-07_00.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. In May 1855, Dr. James Marion Sims opened the first obstetric fistula hospital in New York City. Just 40 years later, it closed, reflecting a sharp decline in maternal morbidity rates in the United States and other Western countries. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel now stands on the site of the former hospital. “We know that we have eradicated obstetric fistula in high income countries; it happened at the turn of the 20th century,” says Dr. Lauri Romanzi, project director of Fistula Care Plus, in this week’s podcast.That timing is crucial, says Romanzi, because there is a narrative that argues certain social determinants must be changed to eradicate fistula in developing countries today, such as forced marriage, teen pregnancy, women’s education and suffrage, antenatal care, and gender-based violence. Yet at the turn of the 20th century in the United States and Europe, many of these “mandatory” determinants were far from modern progressive standards (teen pregnancy remains substantially higher in the United States than other industrialized nations).Speaking at a Wilson Center Maternal Health Initiative event, Romanzi says the turning point for fistula eradication in Western countries coincided with the advent of crude anesthetics, such as chloroform on cloth, which revolutionized surgical practices and made Caesarian sections more feasible for mothers. “Possibly that was a catalyst at that time, in those cultures,” she says. “We need to figure out what today’s catalyst is.”Beyond the “Truffle Hunt”Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor, often leading to incontinence, social stigmatization, infection, and even mental illness. Though fistula is almost entirely preventable and largely eradicated in high-income countries, it is still widespread in the developing world. Prevention and treatment is very simple says Romanzi, yet progress is moving slowly, leading some to question existing approaches.Romanzi notes that in countries where fistula is more common, Cesarean section rates hover around 5 percent, whereas the ideal rate to prevent maternal morbidities is about 15 percent. But increasing the Cesarean section rate without regard to quality of care may cause further complications such as iatrogenic fistula, which is a form of genital fistula unintentionally caused by a health care provider. Iatrogenic fistula is often much more complicated than obstetric cases and is more likely to damage the kidneys, says Romanzi.The “invisibility” of fistula and maternal morbidity care in general is often reflected in funding streams. A bigger budget for one West African hospital increased the number of deliveries the maternity ward could handle from 5,000 to 15,000 a year. Yet there was still only one operating theater, and poor quality of care caused many women to develop complications. “It’s an obstetric fistula factory,” says Romanzi. Patients are often funneled to a fistula clinic literally down the hill from the hospital to treat these maternal morbidities.“Fistula has gotten a lot of attention, and deservedly so,” she says. “But there are many other morbidities as well.” Romanzi proposes implementing an obstructed labor screening program that would utilize many existing resources to address the multiple needs that obstructed labor patients have, rather than simply focusing on the “truffle hunt” of targeting fistula.It’s important to look at the many factors that make eliminating maternal morbidities such a stubborn challenge in many places – patient to midwife ratios, midwifery education programs, waste management, water security, medical supply chains, and others, says Romanzi. She suggests focusing on localized, multi-sectoral, and self-sufficient systems that target disparities between the poor and wealthy to improve all areas of women’s health.“The goal is that every woman, every time, has access to a facility that is outfitted and staffed to meet a minimum standard of care, within which both the health outcomes of the baby and the mother are optimized,” she says, “and that that care is rendered in a humane, kind, and caring fashion.”Lauri Romanzi spoke at the Wilson Center on July 14.Friday Podcasts are also available for download on iTunes.Sources: Academy of Surgical Research, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Fistula Care Plus, Fistula Foundation, Medscape, RH Reality Check, The World Bank, World Health Organization.This podcast and summary originally appeared on The New Security Beat, the blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson CenterShare this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: