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Fatal Accidents up 21% – Traffic Chief

first_imgSuperintendent of Police with responsibility for traffic, Dion Moore, has disclosed that road fatalities have increased by 21 per cent. He made these comments at Monday’s launch of Road Safety Month.Traffic Chief Deon MooreMoore explained that with the recent death of two persons at Moblissa, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, total fatal accidents are up to 99 incidents where 109 persons have lost their lives for the year thus far. He also noted that this represents a 21 per cent increase in fatal accidents compared with the same period in 2015.“When compared to the same period last year we have had 82 accidents and 96 deaths [which] give us a 21 per cent increase in fatal accidents and a 14 per cent increase in deaths…it is unacceptable,” the Traffic Chief noted.He however added that the multi-stakeholder approach employed under the Operation Safeway Programme saw a reduction from mid-September to present.“At mid of September, we realised that we were at a 33 per cent increase in fatal accidents and a 17 per cent increase in deaths. With Operation Safeway, from the 15th of September to date, we’ve realised that we have had a decrease in accidents and well as a decrease in deaths.”He noted that this reduction was only seen through support from the public. He added that his department will continue to work to ensure the public comply with all of requisite road laws.Updating the public on other figures, the Traffic Chief disclosed that for the year so far 59,695 drivers were charged for various offences, compared with last year’s 47,911. He reasoned that his uptick is attributed the work of Operation Safeway.last_img read more

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Saina, Sindhu & Sameer reach quarterfinals at India Open

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) Star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu today notched up contrasting victories to set up a mouth-watering quarterfinal clash at the Yonex-Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had struggled past Pornpawee Chochuwong in the finals of Malaysia Masters in January, brushed aside the 19-year-old Thai girl 21-14 21-12 in a lop-sided womens singles contest today. Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu then staved off the challenge of Japans Saena Kawakami 21-16 23-21 to set up a quarter-final clash against world no. 8 Saina tomorrow. Earlier, Sameer Verma continued his rampaging run, notching up another stunning win over higher-ranked Hun Yu of Hong Kong in straight games to emerge as the lone Indian hope in mens singles competition. The Hong Kong Open finalist, Sameer reached the quarterfinals with a shocking 21-17 21-15 win in a 40-minute match. The 22-year-old from Dhar, who had clinched his maiden Grand Prix Gold event at Syed Modi Internationals in January, will face Denmarks Anders Antonsen who advanced after German Marc Zwiebler conceded a walkover. Saina and Sindhu have met just once in an international competition — at the 2014 Syed Modi International. Saina had won that match in straight games. They had played against each other in PBL early this year with Sindhu having an upper hand this year. “Anything can happen tomorrow in this fast court where attacking is difficult, and also playing a rally game is also tough. It is very difficult to control the shuttles,” Saina said. “She is a top 10 player and it will be very tough to control the shuttle. I will have to control my errors, I just hope I play better than today. But I have nothing to lose and it is lot easier to play without pressure. In PBL, it was 11-point and I was not even sure if I would be playing as I was coming out of injury.” Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain also reached the quarterfinals at the expense of Indias national champion Rituparna Das, who went down 13-21 11-21 in a one-sided contest. A more relaxed Saina was on display as she played within herself, analysing her mistakes, and often breaking into a smile. The Indian was not challenged much by World No. 34 Pornpawee as Saina always had the upper hand in the 33-minute match. Instead of going for the kill, Saina waited for her opponent to make mistakes and eventually grabbed the opening game when Pornpawee hit long twice. The second game started on a competitive note with some fast rallies but Saina soon stepped up and created a gap which her rival could not narrow down. World No. 5 Sindhu, on the other hand, had to toil hard in the second game against an opponent who was agile and showed tremendous tenacity. However, in the end, it was a return that kissed the net and fall sharply at the forecourt which left the Japanese sprawled on the court. Talking about her quarterfinal clash tomorrow, Sindhu said: “I know everybody would be looking forward to the match (against Saina) and hope the best player wins tomorrow.” More PTI ATK PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Collaboration, Integration, and Maternal Nutrition

first_imgPosted on December 17, 2010October 3, 2017By: Emily Puckart, Program Associate, MHTFClick 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)During the latest Woodrow Wilson International Center Dialogue on maternal undernutrition, Amy Webb Girard highlighted some effects of maternal undernutrition. Anemia, increased susceptibility to infection, depression, fatigue, low work productivity, and poor cognitive development can plague undernourished women. Just as undernutrition has a widespread effect on women’s lives, the root causes of undernourishment are varied and spread across a variety of sectors and areas of programming. In fact, addressing maternal undernutrition with a multi-sector approach was emphasized many times during the policy dialogue.Instead of viewing maternal nutrition in isolation from other maternal health programs, maternal nutrition programs can be combined with other programs to increase the chances of maternal nutrition success. Handing out iron supplements to anemic women who come for antenatal care is not effective if women only seek antenatal care late in their pregnancies, preventing them from taking the full course of iron and folic acid supplements.Similarly, encouraging women to take iron supplements is not useful if hospitals and health clinics do not keep enough tablets in their facility. Combining maternal nutrition programs with, for example, health facility strengthening programs can improve not only the care women receive but also the nutrition women receive from these facilities.How can we ensure that nutrition becomes a critical component of maternal health-focused programs? Although integrating maternal nutrition into a variety of programs is a promising approach, there are a number challenges to integration. Among these challenges, and highlighted by Doyin Oluwole, it can be difficult to keep stakeholders engaged with maternal nutrition, especially as stakeholders must content with shifting and competing priorities.Despite these challenges, it appears that addressing maternal undernutrition as a multi-sector issue could lead to promising change for women.This is the first post by Emily Puckart on “Maternal Undernutrition: Evidence, Links, and Solutions.” Read the second and the third.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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10 months agoEintracht Frankfurt striker Haller has no Newcastle regrets

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eintracht Frankfurt striker Haller has no Newcastle regretsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller has no regrets turning down a move to the Premier League last summer.Haller attracted interest from Newcastle United at the start of the season.He told DAZN: “Nobody had to convince me. It was normal for me to stay here. “My first season with Eintracht was okay, but not outstanding. I wanted to stay with the idea to improve myself and continue to achieve great things with this club.”There is always a difference between what you want and what you can do. I have no problem with moving to a new country. But maybe I will stay the rest of my career here in Frankfurt.” last_img read more

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first_imgJahlil Okafor featured on hype video.Duke freshman big man Jahlil Okafor, who is averaging 17.8 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game, is widely considered to be the best player in college basketball. It looks like the school is putting together a marketing campaign to make sure he’s rewarded for it. Friday afternoon, just hours ahead of the team’s big rivalry showdown with North Carolina, Duke has released a “JAHS 15” hype video to promote him for Player of the Year. Both the graphics and the music in the clip reference the movie JAWS.Will it work? We’ll find out soon enough. Okafor is one of just a few viable candidates for the award.last_img read more

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Big 12 Requests “All Documents Associated” With Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal

first_imgBig 12 logo.Twitter/@OurDailyBearsIt is unclear whether or not the NCAA will take any action against Baylor after the sexual assault scandal which led to the ouster of head coach Art Briles last month. It appears that the Big 12 is interested in looking further into the issues. In a statement released this afternoon, the Big 12 announced that is has requested all available documents from the investigations into the string of sexual assaults.#Big12 Requests Full Baylor Information – https://t.co/5hdcVs5uXD— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) June 22, 2016Today, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby sent a letter to Baylor University Interim President David Garland once again requesting all documents associated with the investigations of sexual assaults at Baylor. This request is for written materials as well as any information that has been conveyed orally to University leadership or to its Board of Regents including, but not limited to, the unedited written or verbal information from Pepper Hamilton, omitting only the names of any involved students. Internal documents pertinent to the investigation have also been requested.Because many of the incidents at Baylor reportedly involve student-athletes, the Conference is appropriately concerned with discovery of the facts. The Big 12 is primarily configured to facilitate fair competition among its members and compliance to the rules of both the Conference and NCAA. To that end, full disclosure is vital to assess the impact on the Big 12.This could get a bit tricky, considering the full Pepper Hamilton findings were delivered orally to Baylor’s Board of Trustees, which makes it fairly easy to infer that Baylor does not want the full extent of the findings hitting the public.[Big 12]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

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Japanese Containership JV Gets All Clear from Regulators

first_imgzoom Japanese trio Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) announced that their new joint venture company, Ocean Network Express, established in July 2017, has received all necessary merger approvals from local competition authorities.As announced on July 3, 2017, the JV company had completed the approval process in all regions and countries except South Africa as of the end of June 2017.The Republic of South Africa’s competition commission decided to block their proposed merger as it found that the structure of the container liner shipping market “is conducive to coordination based on previous collusive conduct in the container liner market in other parts of the world.”“Following continued negotiations with the competition authority in that country, the JV company today obtained approval with conditions requiring measures regarding competition law compliance,” a joint statement from the three companies said.To remind, the trio is integrating the three companies’ container shipping businesses, including terminal operation businesses outside Japan.The joint venture would operate a fleet totaling 1.4 million TEUs, placing it as sixth in the market with approximately 7 percent of global share.K Line and MOL will each hold 31 percent, and their compatriot NYK Line will hold the remaining 38 percent stake in the JV.The service commencement schedule for the new company remains unchanged, with operations slated to begin on April 1, 2018.last_img read more

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Live Nation Joins American Cancer Society To Raise Funds

first_imgLive Nation Entertainment and the American Cancer Society announced today a collaboration to raise awareness of cancer issues and critically needed funds to help finish the fight.Fans of concerts, sports, theater and family events can make a donation to help fight cancer via their Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com ticket purchases through April 13, 2014. An expansion of an existing relationship between Live Nation Entertainment and the American Cancer Society, Live Nation customers will have the opportunity to instantly make a donation to the American Cancer Society. One hundred percent of every donation will support the American Cancer Society’s life-saving research, education and advocacy efforts, as well as free services to patient and caregivers including rides to treatment and lodging.“This opportunity allows us to reach more communities with the American Cancer Society’s programs and services, helping individuals and families facing cancer,” said Lin Mac Master, chief revenue, marketing and communications officer for the American Cancer Society. “Our relationship with Live Nation Entertainment allows us to connect diverse audiences with life-saving information, while raising critically needed funds to end cancer.”In 2014 approximately 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 585,000 will die. Nearly 14 million Americans with a history of cancer are alive today because of continued progress and collaborative efforts to change the course of the disease.“We are committed to a variety of causes, but this particular one stands out, because so many people are affected by cancer,” said Jared Smith, president of Ticketmaster North America. “Whether you’re an artist, an athlete, or a fan, you most likely know someone who has been affected by cancer in some capacity. That’s why we found it imperative to build on our relationship with the American Cancer Society and harness the power of our live entertainment fans to make a difference.”Previous collaborations between Live Nation Entertainment and the American Cancer Society included an October 2012 and 2013 breast cancer awareness and fundraising project with Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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MONTREAL FESTIVALGOER LAUNCHES CLASS ACTION AGAINST OSHEAGA OVER TARDY HEADLINER

first_imgRapper Travis Scott, the headliner at Osheaga Friday, was supposed to play a 70 minute set starting at 9:45 PM. Instead he played a total of 38 minutes, starting at 11:02 PM. (evenko/Tim Snow) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement A Montreal woman is launching a class-action lawsuit against Montreal-based concert promoter Evenko after Friday night Osheaga headliner Travis Scott showed up late and played a shorter than expected set.Megan Le Stum says Evenko was in breach of contract and failed to live up to its advertised promise of a 70-minute set by the rapper from Houston, Texas.Student Megan Le Stum told CBC she saved up all year to go to Osheaga. (Megan Le Stum)Scott was schedule to perform from 9:45 to 10:55 p.m. Friday. Instead, his set began at 11:02 p.m. and finished at 11:40, a total of 38 minutes. Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Facebook Le Stum said ​Scott’s performance was the main draw for her to attend Osheaga Friday night, and if he weren’t performing she never would have purchased a ticket for that day.“Travis Scott is known to have these high energy shows that are really worth the while and worth the wait,” Le Stum told CBC.“This is a principle of equity. I paid $150 for that single day. We were disrespected in that we didn’t get that headliner show,” she added. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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French drivers to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes

first_imgPARIS — Drivers in France are planning to block roads across the country to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron.Protesters pledge to target tollbooths, roundabouts and the bypass that rings Paris on Saturday. The government is preparing to send police to remove protesters and threatening fines.The taxes are part of Macron’s strategy of weaning France off fossil fuels. Many drivers see them as emblematic of a presidency seen as disconnected from day-to-day economic difficulties.The protesters have dubbed themselves the “yellow jackets” because they wear fluorescent vests that all French drivers must keep in their vehicles in case of car troubles.Separately, ambulances briefly blocked Paris’ Champs-Elysees on Friday to protest new rules on ambulance financing and put pressure on Macron’s government.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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