Going to New States

November 7, 2019 0 Comments

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on December 22, 2010June 20, 2017By: María Laura Casalegno, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick 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)This blog post was contributed by María Laura Casalegno, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.In late October I left the city of San Miguel de Allende. The reason? First to go to Acapulco City to attend the meeting of the Specific Action Program “Arranque Parejo en la Vida” and then travel to Oaxaca, one of the most beautiful and most cultural states of Mexico (the goal there being to evaluate the impact of the ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) program in the General Hospital “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso”).When I arrived to Acapulco in the State of Guerrero, I had two free days to visit the city and the beach. I found a lively city with beautiful landscapes and views. After two days of rest, the meeting of the Specific Action Program “Arranque Parejo en la Vida” began. The meeting was organized by the National Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health, the General Office of Maternal and Perinatal Care and Maternal Health Branch, all agencies under the Ministry of Health of the Nation and the Ministry of Health of the State of Guerrero. The meeting is held twice a year and aims to help achieve healthy pregnancies and to achieve delivery, postpartum and newborn care by qualified personnel in order to reduce maternal and perinatal deaths. Another goal is to discuss past and future policies and implementations in the field of maternal and perinatal health.After participating in Acapulco’s meeting, I went to Mexico City to attend a meeting with Dr. Aurora Del Río Zolezzi, General Director for Gender Equality of the Ministry of Health of the Nation. At this meeting we established the future steps regarding the SART/ERAS Program (Sexual Assault Response Team). The launch of this program in Mexico presents some difficulties due to cultural differences between Mexico and the United States of America. However, joining the efforts between the Ministry of Health, PACEMD and other civil society organizations in both Mexico and the United States of America may obtain favorable results for handling cases of violence against women.From Mexico City I traveled to Oaxaca City. There I participated in the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls” organized by Oaxaca Health Services, Prevention and Treatment of Family Violence and Gender and State Coordinator of the Prevention and Treatment of Family Violence and Gender (all bodies belonging to the Ministry of Health of the Nation). In addition to participating in that day, my main goal was to start working on assessing the impact of the ALSO program through five indicators that will produce data on the management of obstetric emergencies six months previous and six months after the implementation of the Program. This activity is still being held in the Hospital General “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso,” one of the hospitals with the largest flow of patients throughout the state of Oaxaca.The entire month has been a constant learning and discovering of new places and new people. All this is working very positively in the development of my own ideas and my project.Share this:last_img read more

11 days agoWales boss Giggs says Man Utd winger James good to play

October 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgWales boss Giggs says Man Utd winger James good to playby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWales boss Ryan Giggs says Daniel James was fine to play on after a heavy collision in Sunday’s 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifying draw with Croatia and “passed all the concussion tests”.James needed treatment after an aerial challenge with Domagoj Vida, though the winger says he was not knocked out.”I say about players being smart… he stayed down, he was fine,” said Giggs.Giggs said after the match he was satisfied with the treatment of 21-year-old Manchester United forward James.”When the physios came over there was no problem, and what you have to do now is do the tests at half-time. He passed all the concussion tests,” said the Wales manager. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

HC refuses to intervene in Jet Airways crisis

October 12, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgMumbai: The Bombay High Court Thursday refused to intervene in the Jet Airways crisis, saying it cannot direct the government and the Reserve Bank of India to rescue a “sick company”. A bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N M Jamdar dismissed a writ petition seeking the government and the central bank be asked to direct the consortium of banks help the cash-starved airline, which was grounded from Wednesday indefinitely. Jet Airways’ last flight landed at the city airport past midnight from Amritsar and became the seventh carrier to shutter operations in the past five years. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe over 25-year-old airline had sought a Rs 400-crore emergency fund from its lenders to whom it already owes over Rs 8,500 crore, but was refused as the airline was not ready to offer more collaterals. The writ petition, filed by advocate Mathew Nedumpara, sought among other things a direction to the government and the RBI to ensure that the airline resumes operations till a potential investor was identified. SBI-led banks had invited bids for selling anywhere between 31 and 75 per cent stake in the airline and have already received four initial bids from Jet Airways’ foreign partner Etihad Airways, the sovereign wealth fund NIIF, and two private equity funds–TPG Capital and Indigo Partners. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostJet Airways founder Naresh Goyal, who along with his wife Anita were forced out of the airline late last month by the banks, had also put in bids, but was asked to withdraw after the four bidders threatened to walk out. The banks hope to complete the sale process by May 10. The company has put at stake over 20,000 jobs and owes money to millions of passengers following flight cancellations that began since January apart from owing thousands of crores to its vendors and suppliers. The petitioner said the airline is an “essential service” and therefore, the court must pass orders directing banks, led by the State Bank of India, “to provide such bare minimal funds to Jet as required to keep its flights operational”. The plea also sought the court direct RBI to convene a joint meeting of the banks and Jet management to take emergent steps to keep the airline afloat, during the completion of its ongoing stake sale process. The bench, however, said it cannot ask the government or RBI to release funds for a sick company. “We cannot ask the government to rescue a sick company. The only thing we can do is that if you get a hat, we can pass it around this court room for collecting money for charity,” the court said, dismissing the petition and advised the petitioner to approach the National Company Law Tribunal.last_img read more

Zion Williamson Packed A Lot Of Greatness Into A Short College Career

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

College basketball’s biggest weekend will be missing college basketball’s biggest star. After Michigan State knocked off Duke 68-67 on Sunday to advance to the Final Four, the Blue Devils are out of the NCAA Tournament — and that means we won’t see forward Zion Williamson again until the NBA draft. (Presumably.) CBS had invested a lot in following Williamson’s every move during the tournament, and with good cause. By at least one metric, Williamson had the best season in recent college history. But that’s all in the past now. So how weird is it that Zion won’t be present for the tournament’s finale in Minneapolis? And what can we make of his brief, brilliant stay in the college game, possibly as one of the final megastars of the one-and-done era?Williamson has spent most of the season as the heavy betting favorite to win the men’s Naismith college player of the year award. His money-line odds were as high as -700 (that’s roughly 88 percent without removing the vig) before his midseason injury, and they currently sit around -300 (75 percent). Other players could potentially take the honor when it is announced April 7, but it would be a surprise if Williamson were not the winner.If Zion does pick up the award, he will become only the third freshman (joining Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis) and 12th underclassman to do so in the history of the honor. It’s an elite award to earn, having been won by the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton and Michael Jordan, in addition to KD and AD. But it hasn’t exactly been out of the ordinary for the Final Four to move on without the nation’s best player. Through 2018, the Naismith award winner has seen his team make the Final Four just 48 percent of the time — meaning roughly half of college basketball’s very best stars since 19691The first year the award was given out. have watched the Final Four from home. Williamson wouldn’t be the first to fit that description, and he likely wouldn’t be the last.But even among players of the year, Williamson would be unusually good — particularly by the standards of some recent winners:2We went back to 1996 in the table below because that’s the earliest season for which Sports-Reference.com calculates its win shares player-value metric. 2010Evan TurnerOhio StateGJr.6.8.247 2012Anthony DavisKentuckyCFr.✓9.9.310 2015Frank KaminskyWisconsinFSr.✓9.8.299 The 2019 Naismith winner will be announced April 7Sources: Wikipedia, Sports-Reference.com 2013Trey BurkeMichiganGSo.✓8.6.249 2014Doug McDermottCreightonFSr.7.7.261 1996Marcus CambyMassachusettsCJr.✓8.1.320 2019Zion WilliamsonDukeFFr.8.3.335 2002Jason WilliamsDukeGJr.6.3.213 1999Elton BrandDukeFSo.✓10.0.350 Zion’s place among Naismith Award winnersFor Zion Williamson and Naismith College Player of the Year winners since 1996, team Final Four status and win share statistics 1998Antawn JamisonNorth CarolinaFJr.✓8.3.271 2007Kevin DurantTexasFFr.8.8.280 2011Jimmer FredetteBrigham YoungGSr.8.5.256 On a per-40-minute basis, Williamson would have the most win shares of any Naismith winner since Andrew Bogut in 2005 (Bogut went No. 1 overall in the NBA draft that summer) and the fifth-most since 1996, period. And unlike some of the other names on the list above, Williamson wasn’t a one-man show dragging a bunch of weak teammates along. Duke ranked fourth in our pre-tournament Elo ratings — higher than the team of anyone ranked ahead of Zion in win shares per 40 minutes except Elton Brand (whose own Blue Devils ranked first going into the 1999 tourney).In that regard, maybe the best comparison for Williamson’s freshman season was that of Davis on the 2012 Kentucky Wildcats — a stellar, standout individual year on a highly ranked squad full of other elite NBA prospects. But while Davis got to the Final Four and ultimately won the NCAA championship, Williamson and Duke fell short, relegating him to a separate list of freshman phenoms — one including Durant and Michael Beasley, whose individual efficiency in 2008 was (amazingly) even greater than Zion’s this year — on teams that couldn’t get to the tournament’s third weekend.The end of Duke’s season won’t diminish the personal success Williamson had during his one NCAA season, nor will it affect his presumptive status as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. And few fans outside Durham will be crying for Duke, which had its chances to close out Michigan State late on Sunday but was unable to do so (in large part because Williamson took only one shot in the game’s final six-and-a-half minutes). Even so, the Final Four won’t be quite the same without Williamson’s dizzying array of highlight-reel drives, dunks and swats. Instead, the Season of Zion Williamson will come to an end with Zion Williamson nowhere in sight. 1997Tim DuncanWake ForestCSr.10.4.367 2018Jalen BrunsonVillanovaGJr.✓7.7.241 2006J. J. RedickDukeGSr.7.8.233 2008Tyler HansbroughNorth CarolinaFJr.✓8.7.272 2001Shane BattierDukeFSr.✓10.1.298 From ABC News: 2016Buddy HieldOklahomaGSr.✓7.6.232 YearPlayerCollegePos.ClassFinal four?TotalPer 40 Win Shares 2017Frank Mason IIIKansasGSr.7.5.230 2000Kenyon MartinCincinnatiFSr.9.0.398 2003T. J. FordTexasGSo.✓4.3.155 2004Jameer NelsonSaint Joseph’sGSr.6.6.243 2005Andrew BogutUtahCSo.10.9.358 2009Blake GriffinOklahomaFSo.9.7.332 Check out our latest March Madness predictions. read more

Ohio State womens volleyball victorious in first conference road games extends win

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

Members of the OSU women’s volleyball team celebrate during a game against Iowa on Oct. 2 at St. John Arena. OSU won 3-2. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi / Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team (16-2, 5-1) is showing the Big Ten that it is a force to be reckoned with, grabbing wins its first two road games of its conference schedule this weekend — including another win over a ranked foe — to stretch its winning streak to five.No. 9 OSU took a pair of victories in Illinois, topping Northwestern (11-6, 3-3) on Friday night in Evanston, before taking down No. 13 Illinois (11-6, 2-4) on Saturday in Champaign.In Saturday’s win over the Fighting Illini, OSU got big contributions from across the board as it came away with a four-set victory (25-20, 24-26, 25-18, 27-25).Senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell helped guide the Buckeyes with her ninth double-double of the year (18 kills and 13 digs) and added four block assists, giving her a team-leading 20 points. Reigning co-Big Ten Player of the Week Audra Appold was close behind with 19.5 points on 17 kills and two blocks (one solo). The freshman outside hitter also had a career-high 19 digs for her second double-double on the season.Junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe (10 kills, six blocks) and senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell (11 kills) also broke the double-digit point mark, while freshman setter Taylor Hughes notched a career-best 52 assists to go along with five kills and five blocks. Junior libero Valeria León had 19 digs, and sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer picked up 10. Mitchell had seven of her 11 kills in the first set, as OSU never trailed after taking an early 5-4 lead.The second set saw Illinois lead the majority of the way. A late charge from the Buckeyes tied things at 24, but the Fighting Illini captured the final two points to tie the match at one.OSU had seven of its 13 blocks for the game in the third set — including three each from Hughes and Sandbothe — as it came out firing to take a quick 5-0 lead that it would not surrender.In what would prove to be the deciding fourth set, OSU found itself in a 9-3 hole, but clawed its way back at 14 and again at 24. The Buckeyes didn’t take their first lead until late but it came at the right time, as they came away with a 27-25 win to take the match.The win over Illinois marked OSU’s sixth win over a top-25 opponent on the year and its third in Big Ten play.Behind a proficient .356 attack percentage, OSU swept its first match of the weekend on Friday, topping Northwestern in three sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-18). Appold kept her hot streak rolling, leading the Buckeyes with 19.5 points on 18 kills and two blocks (one solo), while fellow freshman Hughes did a little bit of everything, picking up 33 assists, three block assists, two aces and one kill. Sandbothe added 11.5 points on nine kills and three block assists.The first set was hotly contested, with 14 ties and seven lead changes, but OSU was able to pull away late with a 9-1 run to take the early lead.After going down early in the second set, the Buckeyes used a 5-0 run to take the lead, 10-8, and didn’t look back, powered by seven kills from Appold.The freshman had seven more kills in the final set, in which OSU led the whole way after breaking a 2-2 stalemate early on.The Buckeyes are next scheduled to return to the court next weekend when they host No. 12 Purdue on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Indiana on Sunday at 1 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

Terrelle Pryor taken by Oakland Raiders in supplemental draft

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s professional career officially began Monday after his third-round selection in the NFL supplemental draft by the Oakland Raiders. Pryor, who was ruled eligible for the draft on Thursday by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, joins former OSU cornerback Chimdi Chekwa in Oakland. Goodell also suspended Pryor from games and practices through Week 5 of the NFL season for making decisions that undermined the integrity of the NFL draft, according to a Thursday NFL press release. Pryor will not appeal the five-game suspension, according to multiple reports. Drew Rosenhaus, Pryor’s agent, did not respond to The Lantern’s  request for comment following the quarterback’s draft selection. After negotiating and signing a contract, Pryor will be able to participate in the remainder of Oakland’s preseason camp. He will then join his teammates as they prepare for a Week 6 home game against the Cleveland Browns. The Oakland Raiders did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. A little more than two months ago, Buckeye fans expected Pryor to be gracing the Ohio Stadium field for his senior season — not the O.co Coliseum, home of the Raiders and Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s, for his rookie NFL season.  In Dec. 2010, Pryor agreed to a suspension for the first five games of OSU’s upcoming season after he sold OSU football memorabilia for improper benefits in the form of tattoos. Pryor, who allegedly committed other violations, then departed the university on June 7 to pursue a professional football career. His departure came just days after former head coach Jim Tressel was forced to resign from his position. Pryor was later declared ineligible for intercollegiate athletics in a July 26 letter from OSU athletic director Gene Smith. Despite the quarterback’s unceremonious exit from campus and the self-imposed vacation of the 2010 season as part of the university’s self-imposed penalties for NCAA violations, Pryor’s name remains sprinkled throughout Buckeyes’ football record books. Vacation of the 2010 season notwithstanding, Pryor served as the OSU signal caller from 2008–2010 and compiled an overall record of 31-4, including a 2-0 record as a starter in BCS bowl games. The Jeannette, Pa., native also led the Buckeyes to three victories over Michigan. In addition to tying Bobby Hoying’s school record of 57 touchdown passes, Pryor also finished his collegiate career as the all-time leading rusher amongst OSU quarterbacks with 2,164 yards. Pryor stands alone in second place among all Buckeye players with 8,341 yards of total offense. The Raiders begin their 2011 season with a Sept. 12 away game at Sports Authority Field against the Denver Broncos. read more

Del Piero believes Juventus is Europes favorite

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAccording to the legendary Italian footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has brought a lot to the team, making it Europe’s favorite.One of the teams that experts say might win the UEFA Champions League this season, is Italian Lega Serie A club Juventus.And for legendary footballer Alessandro del Piero, part of the reason’s they are favorite is because of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.“Atletico-Juve? Let’s see, no one knows how it will finish. Atletico Madrid are a very good team especially at home,” he told Calcio Mercato.“They are very compact, they have a lot of leaders and they are a very physical side.”“They don’t concede many goals so Juve will have to be on their game,” he added.“8th straight league title? Yes, and they could win more too. I feel bad for the other teams but this Juve is too strong.”“Cristiano Ronaldo? Well, I was expecting him to come in and have such an impact. He is an amazing player who has the right attitude,” Del Piero said.“His mentality mixes well with Juve’s team mentality as they will now be very hard to beat.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I think that they are clearly the favorites in Europe with Ronaldo,” he highlighted.“Mauro Icardi? It’s too bad. Mauro is a young player and I hope he and Inter resolve the issue soon.”“Zaniolo? He has incredible abilities, he can still grow a lot too,” Del Piero concluded.Currently, Juventus is in the first position of the Lega Serie A table, while they will take on Atletico Madrid tomorrow in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.#GETREADY for #AtletiJuve with a look at these four players who pulled on both shirts ⚪⚫️➕🔴⚪🤔 Can you think of any others? pic.twitter.com/LrrFNGCtV1— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 18, 2019last_img read more

CINGSA Faces Opposition From Regulatory Commision

September 14, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe CINGSA facility has been in operation since 2012. It was created in response to challenges associated with declining production from the gas fields in the Cook Inlet basin. Back in November CINGSA submitted a request to the RCA for upgrades involving drilling two new storage wells, the installation of an additional dehydration train, and the installation of a new turbine gas compressor. The estimated total cost is $41 million. The facility injects gas for storage into the depleted Sterling C reservoir sands of the Cannery Loop gas field. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska LLC, or CINGSA, received opposition from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska on its proposed upgrades to the CINGSA facility on the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

DFG Freshwater Sport Fishing Guide Logbooks No Longer Required

September 14, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgHowever, this will not eliminate the guide/business registration or vessel registration requirement for freshwater guides and businesses. In order to provide freshwater sport fishing services and freshwater sport fishing guide services, a business and guide must be registered with ADF&G and the vessels used to provide these services must be registered and have the annual sticker in place. This action was a result of ADF&G’s budget reduction process. Previously, the freshwater logbook program was funded by an industry license fee, that enabled it to be a self-supporting program. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is ending the freshwater sport fishing guide logbook program effective May 26. Until legislation is adopted that re-implements a freshwater guide/business license fee, there will likely be no freshwater logbook program.last_img read more