Günther Fink, a health economist with expertise in child health and development, thinks that all countries should aim to reduce neonatal mortality by 70 percent by the year 2030. In a recent paper for the Copenhagen Consensus, he argues that this goal should be part of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals, which will be set in September 2015.Why do you think it’s critical that the world focus on reducing neonatal mortality?It is depressing that about 2.8 million babies continue to die in the first month of their lives every year. Those deaths account for more than 40 percent of total mortality of children under age five globally, and most of those deaths — 70 percent or 80 percent — can be prevented relatively easily. The large majority of these deaths are due to three main causes: prematurity, interpartum-related complications, and sepsis. There is no reason why so many babies have to die. To me, saving neonatal lives is a more tangible and more real objective than more general things like ending poverty — which we also want to do and we also agree on — because this objective is more concrete and more achievable than many other objectives currently being considered for the new Sustainable Development Goals. Read Full Story
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Eco-Business:Malaysian bank CIMB has unveiled a comprehensive climate policy that rules out any exposure to coal power by 2040, aligning Southeast Asia’s fifth-largest bank with the Paris Agreement on climate change.The Kuala Lumpur-headquartered financial services group announced on Tuesday (8 December) that it will prohibit asset-level or general corporate financing for new thermal coal mines, new coal-fired power plants and expansions, except where there are existing commitments in place. CIMB also said that it expects power generation companies such as national electricity utilities to provide a diversification strategy to reduce the share of coal in their power generation mix.The new coal policy makes CIMB the first bank in Malaysia and Southeast Asia to commit to phasing out coal from its portfolio by 2040, surpassing the pledges made by Singapore’s big three finance groups in 2019; the commitments made by Singapore’s banks do not include a portfolio phase-out date, only an end to new project-level finance.In a statement, CIMB chairman Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad, said the bank’s coal sector guide was the latest major milestone in its sustainability journey, and “part of our commitment to intensify our efforts on two fronts: grow our positive impact finance and enable a just transition to a climate-compatible future”.The policy will come into effect in 2021, and apply across all of the company’s operating markets, which include China, United States, United Kingdom, India and Sri Lanka as well as key Southeast Asian markets Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Cambodia.This move is in support of the Malaysia central bank’s agenda to build climate resilience in the country’s financial sector. In a speech in October, Bank Negara Malaysia governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus outlined a number of ways Malaysia’s finance sector needed to respond to the climate crisis, including the introduction of a Climate Change and Principles-based Taxonomy.[Robin Hicks]More: Malaysia’s CIMB bank unveils 2040 coal exit plan Malaysian bank CIMB to exit coal sector entirely by 2040
Press Association It emerged on Tuesday that Swansea were keen to sign the versatile former France Under-21 international, who can operate on either the left side of defence or in attack. Tabanou’s agent Philippe Lamboley said: “The two clubs are in discussions, but I cannot confirm a bid has been made.” But St Etienne president Caiazzo has dismissed talk of Tabanou making a £3million move to south Wales and says the player will be staying put at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard to help the club’s push for Champions League football. St Etienne currently lie fourth in Ligue 1, four points behind third-placed Paris St Germain. “Tabanou will not leave this winter,” Caiazzo told Eurosport. “Even if we receive a good offer, he will stay at the club for sure.” Swansea, who sold top scorer Wilfried Bony to Manchester City in a deal which could climb to £28million through add-ons, are still looking to strengthen their defence despite the £5m capture of full-back Kyle Naughton from Tottenham last week. Manager Garry Monk wants to provide competition for Neil Taylor as the Wales defender is the only recognised left-back at the club and he has also been linked with a January move for Norwich’s Swedish international Martin Olsson. Swansea have been told St Etienne target Franck Tabanou is going nowhere by the Ligue 1 club’s president Bernard Caiazzo.
GDF wins nine of 11 semi-finals on second nightTHE Guyana Defence Force (GDF) continued to dominate the Guyana Boxing Association’s Lennox Blackmoore National Intermediate Boxing Championships, winning nine of 11 semi-finals,when the tournament continued on Saturday nighy at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.Of the nine victories, the soldiers had the referee working overtime for most of the night, as they forced him to call a halt to proceedings during three of their bouts.The Republican Gym,which had threatened to wrest the Champion Gym title from the soldiers,were only able to chalk up three victories, thereby failing to take the honour.The army boxers opened the night on a winning note in their first two encounters as Don Cumberbatch secured a unanimous points decision win against Republican’s Ewart Cobis in a flyweight contest, then Courtney Lynch (GDF) caused the referee to stop his bantamweight contest against Republican’s Eon Archer at 36 seconds of the first round.Jemal Brisport and Jason Trotman, both army boxers, secured points victories in their lightweight clashes against William DeAbreu (Republican) and Trison Browne (GDF) respectively.In the junior welterweight division, Rhondel Douglas (GDF) secured a Technical Knock-Out win against Republican’s Quami Cumberbatch, at one minute 38 seconds of the first round, while in the welterweight division, Orlando Northon (GDF) won by a unanimous points’ decision over Omar Nauthsukhdeo of the Forgotten Youth Foundation Gym(FYF).Joshua Fraser gave the soldiers their seventh victory for the night as he caused the referee to stop his middleweight contest against Republican’s Alvin Gounga at two minutes and two seconds of the first round.Fighting in the same division, Fraser’s gym mate, Darren McPherson,chalked up a unanimous points victory over Geraldo Phillips (Republican).Ryan Roberts capped off a fine night for the army as he won his heavyweight contest against Republican’s Jermaine Williams on points.In other results from Saturday night’s card, Julius Kesney of Rose Hall Jammers defeated Anthony Patterson (Republican) on points in a bantamweight contest, while Delroy Nero (republican) secured a walk over from his gym mate,Dennis Holligan, in the junior welterweight division.There was much comedy in a welterweight contest between Joshua Joseph (Republican) and GDF’s Lorex Cummings as, from the start of the fight, Cummings’ protective cup kept falling out of his under pants.Even though it was changed after it fell twice within seconds, it continued to fall three more times;The referee then stopped the fight during the very first round and awarded it to Joseph, ruling that Cummings infringed the rules consistently.The other fight of the night saw Bryan Leitch (Republican) displaying a robotic approach in his heavyweight contest against Renaldo Niles (GDF), stunning the latter with telling punches that forced the referee to call a halt to the proceedings at two minutes and 38 seconds of the first round.In this fight, Niles first connected to Leitch with a straight right and the referee immediately issued an eight count.However, on resumption, Leitch, with no guards up,literally advanced to his opponent and staggered him on several occasions and caused the referee to call a halt to the proceedings.The tournament concluded last evening.
The Orange settled for three field goals in the red zone and Zack Mahoney lost a fumble with less than five minutes left in the game.“Coach, he already was saying ‘No, we’re not fast enough,’” quarterback Eric Dungey said. “There’s tons room for improvement. Just glad we got the win.”Babers first reached the field 66 minutes before kickoff. He paced with his arms behind his back. He high-fived all the Orange players stretching in a circle spanning from the endzone to the 35-yard line. He studied his team and Colgate with his right hand to his chin and his left hand holding up his elbow.Only one fan broke Babers from his concentration — a middle-aged man in a worn out blue Syracuse T-shirt. Babers had brushed the fan off a few minutes earlier but came back, smiled for a picture, and then was gone again.Much like its head coach in pregame, Syracuse was on the move.The Orange’s first drive took just one minute, 45 seconds, spanned 79 yards and ended in an Eric Dungey 43-yard touchdown pass to Amba Etta-Tawo. Its third drive lasted just 11 seconds when freshman running back Moe Neal burst through the line for a 49-yard touchdown run.Dungey’s first incompletion didn’t come until the second quarter — 13 completions into the game. Ervin Philips tied the program record with 14 catches in the game. Etta-Tawo hauled in 210 yards in his SU debut.“It’s just kind of the way the offense goes,” said Dungey, who finished the game with a career-high 355 passing yards and 34 completions.Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorThe Orange consistently snapped the ball before the chains could make it down the field. A referee had to wrap his arms around Dungey to prevent the quarterback from snapping the ball before the line of scrimmage was set. Fans booed on the first drive when a Colgate player was injured, stopping the no-huddle run.It wasn’t quite the 22.48 seconds per play pace that Bowling Green had before running out the clock in the MAC championship game under Babers, though. (It was actually 22.89 seconds per play.)“That’ll be the slowest game that you ever see us play,” Babers said before pausing for two seconds. “Did you see the paint drying? I did.”Colgate defensive back Nick Alvarez thought SU got to the line “as fast as we saw on film” from Bowling Green, “which is impressive for a team in their first game in a new system.”The biggest hiccup and break from concentration was a 75-yard game-opening drive by Colgate that was extended when linebacker Shyheim Cullen ran into the punter on the fourth play.But from then on, the Orange defense blanked the Raiders and even had prime chances at two interceptions that were dropped.“I think what you saw tonight was both sides,” Babers said. “You saw a little bit of the good and a little bit of the bad and hopefully walked away with a glimmer of you could see the light at the end of the tunnel and what this could become once you work all the kinks out.”While it wasn’t Babers’ perfect dream, it was a start. Comments Dino Babers finally didn’t have to close his eyes to see it any more.A packed Carrier Dome. A relentless defense. A game faster than SU fans have seen on turf, like he described at his introductory press conference on Dec. 7.All of that was there. Almost.“The game that I was imagining in the press conference is the game coming in the second year between game four and six,” Babers said. “You never know what’s going to happen with our style of play in the first game.”Syracuse was, at least for one game, most of what Babers promised at his introductory press conference on Dec. 7.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThirty-one thousand three hundred thirty-six fans witnessed SU’s defense swarm for three tackles for a loss and two sacks and the starting offense run 70 plays in 26 minutes, 42 seconds of possession. Syracuse (1-0) beat Colgate (0-1), 33-7, in a game nearly nine months in the making and the first under Babers — the 30th head coach in SU football history.MORE COVERAGETransfer wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo dazzles in Syracuse football debutWATCH: Dino Babers’ press conference after his 1st game as Syracuse’s head coachGallery: Syracuse rolls to 33-7 win over ColgateSyracuse-Colgate football: A graphical breakdown of the Orange’s dominant winStorify: Syracuse community reacts to Dino Babers’ 1st game as head coachSyracuse football poll: Vote for player of the game and grade SU’s performance Published on September 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+
He says it took a lot of hard work to return to the inter-county scene. Tipperary footballer George Hannigan says ‘it’s great to be back’ in championship action.The Shannon Rovers man lined out for the Premier County in last Sunday’s Munster quarter-final win over Waterford.The midfielder missed a large chunk of the past twelve months after suffering a groin injury against Kerry in June 2015.
Conte, who was cleared by a court of any wrongdoing in 2016, retorted by calling Mourinho a “little man”.– Sanchez is ‘phenomenal’ –Meanwhile, Mourinho, whose side host Stoke in the Premier League on Monday, has refused to rule out a January move for Alexis Sanchez, describing the Arsenal forward as a “phenomenal” player.But the United manager does not want to be drawn on his chances of beating Manchester City to a deal, saying it is not “ethical” to talk about another club’s player in such a way.City are favourites to sign Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of this season and has made clear he has no intention of staying at Arsenal.Mourinho, whose squad has just returned from a warm-weather training camp in Dubai, said: “I don’t know if it’s ethical or correct to be speaking about players of other clubs.“If somebody speaks of one of my players to tell we are interested, I wouldn’t be very happy.“Sanchez is an Arsenal player. Probably this weekend he is going to defend Arsenal colours so I don’t think it’s correct to say things about Alexis Sanchez.“At the general level, what I can say is myself and the Manchester United board, and the owners, we don’t believe a lot in the January market.“But in relation to Alexis Sanchez, I don’t say a word. The only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player. Apart from that, he is an Arsenal player and I feel I shouldn’t say much more than this.”Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho on Friday said he felt “contempt” for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as their toxic public row continues to escalate.The Manchester United manager has traded insults with his Chelsea counterpart over the past two weeks, with their dispute becoming increasingly bitter.“I think when a person insults another you can expect a response. Or you can expect contempt,” Mourinho told reporters.“The first time he insulted me I had a response, a response that I know that touched the point where he really feels hurt.“Then he insulted me for a second time but now I change and now (I have) contempt. And for me contempt means the end of the story.”The enmity between the two men stretches back to early last season, with Mourinho accusing Conte of humiliating him with the scale of his celebrations as United fell to a 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in October 2016.The two managers have continued to snipe at each other since then, with Ander Herrera sent off during a bad-tempered FA Cup quarter-final in London last March, as Conte accused United of trying to stop Eden Hazard by fouling him repeatedly.Conte has also criticised United’s spending, while Mourinho even mocked the Chelsea head coach for having a hair transplant.However, their comments have acquired more bite lately, beginning when Mourinho implied that Conte was a “clown” for his dramatic touchline celebrations, although he later claimed he was not referring specifically to the Italian.Conte then accused the United manager of going senile, with Mourinho responding by referring to the four-month suspension that Chelsea’s manager received in 2012 for failing to report match-fixing while at Siena.
By The Nelson Daily SportsFor the second time in less than a month the Fernie Ghostriders have been denied a hockey title.Kyle Peterson scored twice to rally the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League champion Peninsula Panthers to a 5-3 victory over the host Ghostriders in the final of the 2011 Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday at the Memorial Arena in the East Kootenay City.The Panthers now represent B.C. at the 2011 Keystone Cup, April 14-17 in Sherwood Park, Alta.Peterson’s two goals came in the second period, allowing the Panthers to erase a 3-2 deficit after Cale Wright scored for the Ghostriders seconds into the middle frame.Joe Densmore scored the only goal of the third period into an empty net to secure the win for Peninsula after Fernie staged a late-game rally, out shooting the Panthers 14-6. Fernie out shot the Panthers in the game 37-30.Scott Morrisseau and Connor McLaughlin scored first period goals for Fernie. Marshall Brome and Zach Mazo replied for Peninsula as the teams played to a 2-2 tie.Fernie, which lost in the semi final round of the KIJHL playoffs to the Castlegar Rebels, entered the final as the top seeded team following round robin play with a 2-0-1 record.Peninsula was second with a 1-0-2 mark.In the bronze medal contest, KIJHL champion Osoyoos Coyotes rode the 24-save performance of Kyle Laslo to shutout Pacific Junior Hockey League winner Richmond Sockeyes 3-0.Josh Gray scored twice for the Desert Dogs while team captain Thierry Martine added a single.After a scoreless first period Gray scored twice to give Osoyoos a 2-0 lead after 40 [email protected]
Mallard’s Source for sports would like to congradulate the Bantam House Leafs with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Jim O’Meara, Asst. Coach, Cody St. Thomas B, Aiden Mushumanski F, Cale O’Meara B, Blair Sookro F, Alex Laing (asst. Captain) B, Jaden Dyck B, Mike Zarikoff F, Noah Marsh, Josh Schacher, Tyler Lakeman (Captain B),Ben Price F, Keanu Tromans F, Charles Curiston (the little head beside Keanu), Noah Whiffen B (the tall guy in back), Max Spielman F (directly in front of Whiffen), Bradey Sookero F, Kylan Palm F, Ava Young F, and Dave Zarikoff Head Coach. The Nelson Bantam Leafs capped off an incredible season by capturing the West Kootenay Bantam House Title Sunday in Nelson.The Bantam Leafs edged Trail 4-3 in a championship thriller.
Community treatment schemes, run by health assistants, are helping manage child malnutrition in Malawi, and reduce the need for hospitalisation. (Image: Cindy House blog) MEDIA CONTACTS • College of Medicine University of Malawi +265 1 871 911RELATED ARTICLES • African path labs under the spotlight • Malawi: Africa’s warm heart • Scientist abuzz over mosquito • School to empower Malawian girlsThe scope of Malawi’s health assistants is being broadened to help treat child malnutrition and compensate for a lack of medical skills in the country.Rudi Thetard of Management Sciences for Health – an NGO working to strengthen public healthcare across the world – says that since 2008, about 1 000 health surveillance assistants (HSAs) had completed the several-week-long training course.After an additional six days of training on top of their basic module, many were conducting “village clinics”, enabling more communities to access treatment for malaria, fever, pneumonia and diarrhoea. Access to treatment is up by a quarter in the areas in which the assistants were deployed, he said.The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates there are about two doctors and 59 nurses for every 100 000 people in Malawi. In 2006 the vacancy rate for nurses stood at about 65%.It is also estimated that about 59% of Malawi-born physicians are practising outside the country.Donors contribute about 60% of the country’s total health expenditure, according to the WHO.After basic training, the low-skilled health practitioners initially work with clinical officers – medical personnel who have completed a three-year course – who are used as substitutes for physicians.The idea of using health assistants in Malawi first came about in the 1960s as a way to help eradicate smallpox.Simple approachesHSAs with additional training travel to remote and isolated communities by bicycle, providing medical services that were previously unavailable.“Simple approaches allow for the expansion of services. Even Malawi’s scale-up of antiretrovirals, which has been very successful, is based on very simple approaches and standard treatment regimens,” Thetard said.About 11.9% of Malawians aged 15 to 49 are HIV-positive.Thetard added some medicines, especially anti-malarials, were being overused and this could be corrected by equipping HSAs with on-site diagnostic tools, such as rapid malaria testing.Learning from the severe droughts of the late 1990s, where community management of acute malnutrition was first employed, HSAs were now playing a crucial role in treating this among children, Thetard said. Seasonal or cyclical hunger means about 47% of Malawian children are classified as stunted, he added.Nowadays a nurse or clinical officer determines the severity of a child’s condition and whether the case merits hospitalisation or management by HSAs at their homes.Relying less on clinicsUntil recently children requiring nutritional rehabilitation were routinely admitted to hospital for up to three weeks, removing them from the home environment, and burdening poor families with additional transport costs to visit their children.Thetard said the drought experience had shown that as many as 80% of acutely malnourished children can be treated as outpatients and that through the establishment of community nutritional services, almost double the number of paediatric malnutrition cases can be identified.“In child survival this kind of simplicity is so important, and moving away from a heavily clinic-based approach is possible,” Thetard said.Source: Irin News