By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, email@example.comMany people, including service members and their families, make resolutions in January to improve their health and personal finances. While most people think of health and financial resolutions as separate decisions, they are, in fact, strongly related. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than the relationship between eating/drinking and spending.A small change that people can make to improve their health and finances is to “stretch” food and beverages so that they simultaneously consume fewer calories and buy things less frequently, thereby saving money. Below are seven examples:Water Down Juices– Mix juices with water in a 50/50 or 2:1 juice to water ratio, depending on personal preference. Not only will you cut calories according to the mixing proportion that you select (there are 112 calories in 8 oz. of orange juice and 107 calories in 8 oz. of apple juice), but you’ll buy juice less frequently. If you purchase 52 fewer cartons of juice at a cost of $3 each, that’s $156 in savings over the course of a year.Stretch Wine and Cocktails– Order one drink, instead of several, along with a large cup of ice if you’re going out with friends. Your drink will last a lot longer with the ice to refill it and you won’t need to order another one. This strategy will save both money and calories (a 5 oz. glass of wine has 100 calories) and reduce the chance of a DWI. If someone does not buy 104 glasses of wine (two a week) at a cost of $6 apiece, at a bar or restaurant, that’s $624!Order Water- Order free and zero-calorie tap water, perhaps with a lemon or lime, for even more savings. You can also “ice down” soft drinks consumed at or away from home to stretch them out, similar to the juice example above.Photo by Katherine JohnsonIncentivize Your Children– Consider paying children $1 for drinking water, instead of soda, at restaurants. Like the above examples, the calorie and cost differential savings (e.g., $2.50 for a soda versus the $1 payment) can be substantial over time and you are fostering a positive lifetime habit.Bring Home Leftovers– Take half to two-thirds of restaurant food (depending on portion size) home for future meals. You’ll save a significant number of calories by spacing out large food portions over several meals. Assuming someone eats out once a week and takes enough food home for two additional meals, that adds up to104 meals that don’t need to be purchased because food from a restaurant or cafeteria is already available. At a conservative estimated cost of $4 per meal, that’s $416 in annual savings.Split an Entrée or Dessert– Split the calories and cost of an entrée or dessert. Even including restaurant “plate charges” for shared food, the cost savings can be substantial compared to the cost of ordering two separate meals. In addition, two people eat a half portion instead of a full one, thereby halving the calories. Follow this strategy 52 times a year and save $15 and you’ve saved $780 annually.Downsize Food Portions– Order smaller size and lower cost half-size portions when eating out or use appetizers as a meal. This strategy especially works especially well when you are traveling and taking food home, or even to a hotel room, is not an option.There are many relationships between health and personal finances including the fact that eating patterns affect food and beverage expenses. This article has identified potential annual cost savings of almost $2,000 from “stretching” strategies that affect both calories consumed and dollars spent. Perhaps you can think of others.Want to lose weight and save money? You may not need to look any further than your refrigerator.The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ (SSHW) program encourages people to make positive behavior changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances. Information about SSHW can be found at http://njaes.rutgers.edu/sshw/, including monthly health and personal finance messages and a 132-page SSHW workbook that is available for free downloading.
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Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignKnowledge about the benefits of breastfeeding has exploded in the last 20 years thanks, in part, to the burgeoning realm of microbiome science, or the study of the gut flora. These terms collectively refer to all of the micro-organisms, and their genetic material, that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract (primarily from the stomach and downwards into the colon and rectum). We now understand a great deal about how components in breast milk prepare an infant’s microbiome and other biological systems for the challenges that it faces as it develops into a growing young adult. Remarkably, these effects are now understood to extend into adulthood and later life.Mammals—a term that encompasses us, humans, and other lactating animal species—are recognized for their unique ability to produce breast milk and enter a cycle of lactation, following the cycles of pregnancy and parturition. What is the role of breast milk? Primarily, breast milk provides an adequate amount of calories and the scope of nutrients necessary for meeting the infant’s growth trajectory. Chemical constituent factors residing in breast milk are essential for promoting rapid and sound neonatal growth. These factors include hormones (growth factors, estrogens, thyroid gland hormones, among a variety of others) in addition to macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamin and minerals).1 Human milk is also host to a list of immune factors (antibodies and other proteins that stimulate the infant’s immune system) that help safeguard the developing infant’s organs and tissues against life-threatening infectious illnesses2,3. Remarkably, prolonged consumption of breastmilk during infancy has been demonstrated to protect the child against the development of asthma, celiac disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, allergies, and obesity later in life. 4,5 Intestinal DevelopmentA more recent revelation is the role that specific carbohydrates (termed complex oligosaccharides in the world of breast milk research) in human milk provide for developing the gastrointestinal microbiome of the infant. Astoundingly, breast milk consumption has been associated with a more diverse microbiome, a marker of health.4 This comes from the consumption of the breastmilk itself as well from the exchange of microbes from the surface of the mother’s skin during the act of breastfeeding.4,6,7 Multiple studies have consistently demonstrated that exclusively breastfed infants differ from and have more healthful microbiome profiles compared to their non-exclusively breastfed counterparts.8 Unique proteins in the milk are understood to promote the development of lymphoid tissue, which is the layer of immune tissue that resides below the superficial membranes of the gastrointestinal tract that sift through foreign materials and micro-organisms that constantly challenge the host.3 In essence, we see the profound effects that human milk components have on intestinal development and how appropriate development of the gut is integral to overall health. Additionally, health benefits imparted to the mother may include: a reduction in post-partum depression risk as well as a reduction in risks of breast and ovarian cancer.9,10Current RecommendationsThe American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that mothers exclusively breastfeed their children for at least 6 months and continue to do so, as soft and solid foods are introduced, for 1 year or longer.11 Interestingly, population-level studies have demonstrated that only 13% of the population currently meets the 6-month recommendation.11 Many of the aforementioned benefits are contingent on the cumulative duration of the exclusive breastfeeding period. That is, many of these benefits are associated with extended cumulative periods of exclusive breastfeeding.11Special ConsiderationsThe benefits of breastfeeding need to be balanced in consideration of the challenges and barriers that mothers face for breastfeeding their infants. Obstacles to lactation need to be considered, and we must be sensitive to them. Establishing and maintaining a breast milk supply is one of the frequently cited challenges mothers encounter.12 Moreover, mothers with certain conditions or who take certain medications may be discouraged from breastfeeding their infants.13 Working closely with one’s pediatrician and lactation consultant on appropriate lactation practices and management is instrumental for ensuring good breastfeeding outcomes.14
Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were to remain in Hangzhou, China, while the rest of the team was due back Saturday night. Ball is the brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.UCLA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by the AP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNo. 21 UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai earlier Saturday.The trio was questioned by police about allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou last week, where the Bruins visited before leaving for Shanghai. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ FILE – UCLA NCAA college basketball players, Liangelo Ball, left, and Cody Riley are shown in these file photos. The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report. Citing sources, ESPN reports freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were to remain in Hangzhou, China. UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai. APLOS ANGELES — The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it ‘ridiculous’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Citing a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation, ESPN reports the players could be Hangzhou for “a week or two” while the situation is resolved. The source told ESPN there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside a high-end retail center.Bruins coach Steve Alford declined to discuss the matter after the team’s victory. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, athletic director Dan Guerrero and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott have been traveling with the team, but only Scott has issued any statements.“It has provided a real distraction and unwanted publicity, which distracts from what overall has been a tremendous experience and a tremendous week for the UCLA and Georgia Tech students,” Scott said before the game. “We’ve had a chance to apologize for the unwelcome attention it has brought. There’s nothing new. We’re monitoring the situation and staying in close contact with the students, and we hope the situation resolves itself soon.”The conference said Friday that California and Yale will meet in next year’s Pac-12 China game to open the 2018-19 season.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Ace choreographer Terence Lewis, who is known for his contemporary dancing style, has enhanced his physique and will be seen sporting six-pack abs in the upcoming dance reality show So You Think You Can Dance ‘Ab India Ki Baari’.Lewis will be a judge on the show alongside Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit and choreographer Bosco Martis, and will flaunt his six-pack abs in the first look of it.”Keeping in mind with the grandness of the show, I wanted to be in the best physical shape possible. I decided to go for a sleek, classic and a dapper look,” Lewis said in a statement.Also read: Madhuri Dixit to don glam avatar for So You Think You Can Dance “For the same, I was required to sport a ripped body. Its a lot of hard work as I was required to spend nearly two hours in the gym everyday doing core and functional training,” he added.Dhak Dhak diva Madhuri Dixit will also be judging the show. The actress will be seen in a glamorous avatar. In the first look promo of the show, she is seen sporting a tangerine dress paired with coffee-colored stilettoes and a glam hairstyle, wearing her glossy strands down in full waves.Also read: Revealed! Mouni Roy’s first look from So You Think You Can Dance So You Think You Can Dance will be hosted by Mouni Roy and Rithvik Dhanjani. The show is set to premiere on April 24, and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 pm on &TV.advertisementAlso read: Excited to be a part of the world’s biggest dance show: Rithvik Dhanjani (With inputs from IANS)
Share on LinkedIn Topics Read more news Support The Guardian US sports Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter NFL still a giant as it prepares for new season but storm clouds gather Reuse this content Colin Kaepernick’s protest movement rolled on without him on Sunday, as his college fraternity marched in Detroit and players around the NFL sat or knelt during the national anthem.Kaepernick remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers. His supporters believe he’s being punished for protesting police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem last season.About 50 members of the Kappa Alpha Psi alumni chapter in Detroit marched in a peaceful protest that ended just outside Ford Field, where the Lions hosted the Arizona Cardinals. “When you look at some of the recent incidents like what happened to Michael Bennett in Las Vegas, it validates the stance that Colin Kaepernick has taken,” said Eric Brown, a former president of the fraternity’s alumni chapter in Detroit. Colin Kaepernick … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Elsewhere, San Francisco safety Eric Reid kneeled for the anthem with several team-mates standing around him. Reid joined Kaepernick in the anthem protest last season. He did not kneel at the start of the preseason but resumed his protest following the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month that involved a loosely connected mix of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists.Bennett recently released a statement alleging racially motivated excessive force against him by Las Vegas police. The Seattle defensive end sat on the bench during the national anthem before Sunday’s game at Green Bay.Bennett sat for the national anthem during the preseason as well, with team-mate Justin Britt standing next to him with his hand on his shoulder. Britt again stood next to Bennett during his anthem protest on Sunday. Defensive linemen Frank Clark and Cliff Avril each went back during the anthem to shake hands with Bennett.Broadcasters such as Fox – who broadcast the Philadelphia-Washington game – chose not to show players protesting before games. Before the game, Malcolm Jenkins raised his first in protest during the anthem. Fox did, however, show an interview with Bennett before the game.On the other sideline at about the 30 yard-line, Bennett’s younger brother Martellus, a tight end for the Packers, stood at the end of the line next to his teammates, but raised his right fist in the air during the anthem.In Cleveland, the Browns ran onto the field for their opener against Pittsburgh accompanied by police, firefighters, emergency workers and military personnel. The local police union had earlier threatened to boycott the flag ceremony when players knelt during the anthem before a pre-season game. Since you’re here… NFL Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Fox
As part of measures to reform the country’s justice system, the Ministry is looking to implement a paperless court system in the next two years. Story Highlights As part of measures to reform the country’s justice system, the Ministry is looking to implement a paperless court system in the next two years.This was stated by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, while speaking to JIS News during a back-to-school and employment fair at the Ministry’s Constant Spring Road office on August 23.“It is going to be cheaper for everybody, it is going to be much better for the court system and matters will move more expeditiously. I am hoping that by sometime next year, at least the Supreme Court will be paperless and, hopefully, within two years, all the courts will become paperless,” he said.The Minister noted that several countries have already implemented paperless systems.“The main consideration is that everything should be on file in your computer and your smartphone, so that when you go to court you will be able to download all your affidavits, all your arguments there on the screen,” Mr. Chuck said.“So, when you download your arguments…you can just punch it in and bring it up so that everyone can read along with you. This can be done rather than handing copies of a case to a judge or the opponent’s lawyers,” he added.He further said the Government is committed to providing the necessary resources to improve the justice system, so as to protect and enforce the rule of law and to ensure timely justice outcomes.The Minister pointed out that significant budgetary support has already been provided to repair, rehabilitate and establish additional courtrooms and offices, and to provide support staff for judges.Approximately 200 students participated in the back-to-school and employment fair. Representatives from various organisations also participated in the initiative, including the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Correctional Services Department and the HEART Trust/NTA. “It is going to be cheaper for everybody, it is going to be much better for the court system and matters will move more expeditiously. I am hoping that by sometime next year, at least the Supreme Court will be paperless and, hopefully, within two years, all the courts will become paperless,” he said. This was stated by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, while speaking to JIS News during a back-to-school and employment fair at the Ministry’s Constant Spring Road office on August 23.
zoom Greece will move forward with the previously abandoned plan to sell the majority stake in the port of Piraeus, and the sale is expected within the next few weeks, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis told Xinhua news agency.The Syriza government led by Alexis Tsipras took office in January partly on the promise to end austerity measures and stop a number of privatisations, including the sale of a 67% stake in the Piraeus Port Authority to China’s Cosco Group.However, during a visit of Greek ministers to China, Dragasakis was reported as saying that Cosco and other bidders “can make a very competitive offer.”The leftist government has started backing up on its pre-election promises in search of additional funds from its creditors.The country’s finances will dry out by April 20 unless it gets new funds from its EU-IMF creditors, Reuters reports.Cosco currently operates two piers at the Piraeus Container Terminal, and has recently started the construction of the third pier. The Piraeus Port Authority runs one pier at the terminal.The privatisation of the port was a part of a EUR 240 billion (USD 261bn) bailout programme launched by the previous conservative-led government.World Maritime News Staff
New Delhi: She has been variously tagged the “Queen” of Bollywood, “box-office dynamo” and “one woman army”, and habitually takes on Bollywood’s bigwigs. Three-time National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut makes no bones about ruling the industry with her craft, and says she always wanted to be somebody who is not a hero’s sidekick. Kangana ventured into the sparkling world of cinema as a teenager with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s “Gangster” in 2006. Years later she would feature in movies that she has carried on her shoulders, such as “Queen”, the “Tanu Weds Manu” franchise and “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi”. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Do the labels pressurise Kangana? “I don’t think so. When you finally get what you seek and what you long for, you shouldn’t take it as a liability, isn’t it? I have always wanted to be somebody who is not the hero’s sidekick because when there is a big hero in the film you are just a sidekick. So, now that the time has come, I don’t see it as a liability,” Kangana told IANS. In her 13 years in the industry, she has done films that are as different as chalk and cheese. Despite being a success story in Bollywood as an actress, her career is not defined by the quintessential masala entertainer with song-and-dance sequences. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “Well, there is nothing wrong in singing and dancing. But if the other gender is ridiculed and made to look like a lesser being or an accessory to make you look good, then it is a problem because you are the one who is being enhanced,” said the actress, who will soon be seen in a female-centric actioner titled “Dhaakad”. The 32-year-old star, who has often been called controversy’s favourite child, finds gender inequality in singing and dancing around the trees. “There is a lot of gender inequality even in singing and dancing around the trees. I wouldn’t mind doing a musical and I have done a film like ‘Rangoon’, where a lot of singing and dancing was involved but I was not just in the frame to make someone look good with my frock or my flying hair I don’t like that kind of inequality,” she said. Kangana’s last release was “JudgeMentall Hai Kya”, where she played the role of an obsessive girl named Bobby Grewal. Talking about resonating with her character in the film, Kangana had called herself obsessive. “I get obsessed with an idea or a plan or if I am in a relationship I get obsessed. I am a very obsessive person,” she added.
VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Liberals say they are now ready to take big money out of politics after rejecting calls for political fundraising reform for more than a decade.Attorney General Andrew Wilkinson said the government’s throne speech Thursday will include a plan to end corporate and union donations to political parties after it became apparent during last month’s election campaign that voters support the change.“During the election campaign, all of us had the opportunity to hear directly from voters,” Wilkinson said Monday. “We’re reflecting the sentiment of British Columbians that it’s time to change the way political parties are financed.”Before the election, the Liberals promised an independent panel that would report to the legislature on political fundraising, but Wilkinson said the government decided that process was “too slow.”The Liberal party received more than $13 million in donations last year and was criticized for holding exclusive fundraising events where donors paid sums of up to $20,000 to attend dinners with Premier Christy Clark or her cabinet ministers.The New Democrats received $6.2 million.A special prosecutor was appointed days before the start of the campaign to help the RCMP in its investigation of possible Election Act violations over political donations to both major parties.Wilkinson said the Liberals are calling on the Greens and the NDP to support the ban in the legislature so the new law can be implemented quickly.The Liberals were relegated to a minority government with 43 seats in the 87-seat legislature.The NDP and Greens, who both support fundraising reform, signed an agreement to defeat the Liberals in a confidence vote in the days after the throne speech, clearing the way for the New Democrats to form a minority government.Selina Robinson, the NDP’s mental health and addictions critic, said the Liberals are trying to hold onto power and can’t be trusted.“I just don’t believe them,” she said. “It’s like an epiphany suddenly hit them two weeks ago.”The NDP has introduced six private members bills since 2005 calling for a ban on union and corporate donations to political parties, but the Liberals rejected each bill.Green Leader Andrew Weaver could not be immediately reached for comment but his press secretary, Jillian Oliver, said the Greens will consider supporting solid legislation from the NDP or the Liberals.Liberal party spokesman Emile Scheffel said in a statement Monday the Liberals recently stopped their pre-election policy of publicly disclosing party donations online.“The media and public had the opportunity to see who contributed to our party, and how much, during the pre-writ period and the election campaign,” said Scheffel. “Unfortunately, they won’t know who funded the B.C. NDP or Green party campaigns until election financing reports are made public by Elections BC in August.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled Selina Robinson’s name.
New Delhi: Robert Vadra Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in which he has been questioned by the probe agency. Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, has also sought that various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 be declared unconstitutional. His plea, in which he has sought quashing of the ED’s FIR lodged in 2017, has been listed for hearing on March 25. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The ED case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. The property is allegedly owned by Vadra. A trial court had on Tuesday extended Vadra’s interim protection from arrest till March 25 in the case. In his plea, Vadra has sought that Sections 3 (offence of money laundering), 17 (search and seizure), 19 (power to arrest), 24 (Burden of Proof), 44 (offences triable by special courts) and 50 (Powers of authorities regarding summons, production of documents and to give evidence, etc) of the PMLA be declared ultra vires or unconstitutional. Besides Vadra, Manoj Arora, his close aide and an employee of Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality LLP, has also filed a similar petition in the high court.
TORONTO — Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Clairvest Group Inc. have been chosen to operate and develop four Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. facilities west of Toronto.Shares in Great Canadian (TSX:GC) gained more than 10 per cent following the announcement, trading up $4.23 at $34.12 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Great Canadian and Clairvest and will develop and operate OLG Casino Brantford, OLG Slots at Mohawk Racetrack, OLG Slots at Flamboro Downs and OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway.The deal gives them the exclusive right to operate the assets for a minimum of 20 years. The facilities have a combined total of over 2,500 slot machines, approximately 60 table games and employ more than 1,400 staff.Great Canadian will own 55 per cent of the partnership and run the operations, while Clairvest, a private equity firm, will hold the remaining 45 per cent.In August, Great Canadian and Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX:BBU.UN) won a bid to run OLG Slots at Woodbine, OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino located in the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
DIG Nalaka de Silva is being investigated over an alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and other VVIPs. (Colombo Gazette) The National Police Commission has interdicted Police DIG Nalaka de Silva.Earlier, the Law and Order Ministry had proposed to the National Police Commission to interdict DIG Nalaka de Silva.
The looming disaster is exacerbated by huge HIV/AIDS infection rates for people already mired in chronic poverty, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which are about to release their final joint country-by-country food assessment study of the region.The latest reports paint a particularly bleak picture in Zambia, where some 2.3 million people will need an estimated 174,383 tons of food aid up to the next harvest in March 2003. Along with neighbouring countries, Zambia has experienced a second year of drought, especially in the south, where poor rainfall, combined with a lack of seed and fertilizer, cattle disease and inadequate access to markets and health services has been making life especially difficult for poor households in parts of the country.”All the classic signs of acute social stress are evident in Zambia,” the report states. “People are turning to desperate measures, including eating potentially poisonous wild foods, stealing crops and prostitution to get enough for their families to eat.”The Zambia study follows those released earlier on Malawi, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique, as joint FAO/WFP missions assessed the outcome of the 2001-02 main maize harvest, the region’s staple food, plus other crops. The visits also forecast the 2002-03 winter crop production in order to determine each country’s food import requirements, including food aid needs, for the next 12 months, and concluded that an estimated 4 million tons of food must be imported to meet the minimum needs of the six countries’ populations.The two Rome-based UN agencies today reiterated the need for donor governments to respond quickly and generously with food aid donations to avoid widespread hunger from developing into a humanitarian disaster.
Produced by Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Bank, the Global School Feeding Sourcebook: Lessons from 14 countries was created in response to demand from governments and development partners. The Sourcebook documents and analyzes a range of government-led school meals programmes to provide decision-makers and practitioners worldwide with the knowledge, evidence and good practice they need to strengthen their national school feeding efforts. With school meals’ proven ability to improve the health and education of children while supporting local and national economies and food security, WFP reported that school feeding programmes exist in almost every country in the world for which there is data, for a total annual global investment of $75 billion. This provides an estimated 368 million children – about one in five – with a meal at school daily. However, too often, such programmes are weakest in countries where there is the most need, the UN agency warned. With high-level collaboration with government teams from 14 countries (Botswana, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Cote D’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa), the Sourcebook includes a compilation of concise and comprehensive country case-studies. It highlights the trade-offs associated with alternative school feeding models and analyzes the overarching themes, trends and challenges which run across them. In a joint foreword, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said that the research showed how school meals programmes help to get children into the classroom and keep them there, “contributing to their learning by avoiding hunger and enhancing cognitive abilities.” “Today, national school feeding programmes are increasingly embedded in national policy on poverty elimination, social protection, education and nutrition,” the UN system officials added. Meanwhile, lead Editor and PCD’s Executive Director Lesley Drake said the overall message from this research is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ for school feeding and there are many routes to success. “Context is key,” she noted. “This sourcebook will act as a valuable tool for governments to enable them to make evidenced-based decisions that will improve the effectiveness of their school feeding programmes.” The Sourcebook follows Rethinking School Feeding and The State of School Feeding Worldwide as the third in a trilogy of agenda-defining analysis produced by the World Bank, WFP and PCD global partnership. These have reportedly shaped the way in which governments and donors alike approach school feeding. “Helping countries to apply this knowledge [in the Sourcebook] to strengthen national school feeding programmes will contribute to reducing the vulnerability of the poorest, giving all children a chance for an education and a bright future and eliminating poverty,” said Dr. Kim and Ms. Cousin.
Firefighters quickly extinguished a house fire that damaged a home in Battle Ground on Saturday.Clark County Fire District 3 Battalion Chief Dave O’Brien said crews responded to the fire at 122 S.W. 19th Place in Battle Ground at around 11:45 a.m. with assistance form the Vancouver Fire Department, Clark County Fire & Rescue and the Battle Ground Police Department.Crews extinguished the fire within about 10 minutes, but most of the garage and part of the kitchen were burned and smoke and heat damaged much of the roughly 1,500 square foot home.The fire affected three adults and three children, according to the Red Cross, which was called in to assist. No injuries were reported. Firefighters also reported a cat was displaced.The blaze appears to have started in the garage and was still under investigation as of Saturday afternoon.
By Sulayman Bah Brikama United have gone top of the league having smacked struggling Wallidan on Sunday.The Sateba side subjected the Blues Boys to their third defeat of the current campaign who, having secured promotion to the top tier, are yet to stamp their foot mark in the ongoing season.Wallidan –one of the country’s oldest outfit in the championship –have managed just a single win in six matches and sits second from bottom in the standings.For their comprehensive victory, Brikama climbs at the summit on goal difference though on equal points (12) with Real De Banjul who were earlier held to a drab goalless affair.With a change at the league driving seat, Gamtel slumps to third place following a one-all stalemate with sixth-placed Interior. Serrekunda United in another fixture, acrimonious run continues with a 2-1 defeat to Hawks.Bombada slides to fourth on ten points despite their mauling of Banjul United 2-0 which consequently applied the breaks on the FA Cup winners’ impressive streak.Gambia Armed Forces suffered their first defeat to the new season of GFF top flight renamed First Eco Partners First Division League on the heel of a D3m sponsorship package with the renewable energy company, in week six, following a 2-1 loss to Ports Authority.]]>
France coach Didier Deschamps hopes Anthony Martial will keep up the good performances after recalling him into the national teamThe forward has scored five goals in his last four Premier League games for Manchester United.Based on this, Deschamps decided to award Martial with his first France call-up since March on Thursday.Now Deschamps has his fingers crossed that the 22-year-old will maintain his recent form.“He has incredible potential, but does not always show it regularly,” said Deschamps, according to BBC.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“What he is doing in Manchester now is closer to what he is able to do.“He is still a young player, but one who, I hope, is seeing the importance he has had in Manchester in recent weeks.”Martial has scored one goal and provided four assists in 18 appearances for France.The world champions will first to the Netherlands next Friday in the UEFA Nations League before hosting a friendly with Uruguay at Paris four days later.
Emiliano Sala’s family have reached their €300,000 crowdfunding target as they hope to continue the search for the missing striker, according to AS.On Thursday, Guernsey Police stopped the search for the Cardiff City striker, who was on board a Piper Malibu aircraft with pilot David Ibbotson when the plane went missing on his way to the United Kingdom from Nantes on Monday.Sala completed a transfer to the Bluebirds last weekend and travelled back to France to bid farewell to his former colleagues at Nantes.Search and rescue efforts lasted three days without a trace of the plane before the authorities made a decision to end their scanning of the area.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…The GoFundMe page created with the sole purpose of finding Sala and Ibbotson, surpassed the €300,000 mark on Sunday, with a donation of €30,010 from Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé taking it past the target. As of today, 321,434 euros have been donated.Mbappé is not the only footballer to contribute a substantial amount of money, as his club team-mate Adrien Rabiot donated €25,000 on Saturday, while Marseille captain Dimitri Payet also contributed €10,000 later the same day.
A passer-by, who didn’t want his name published, sent this photo of a burning house to The Columbian. One woman died as the house burned Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Vancouver, Wash.. Blustery weather may be on the way. Check it out the weekend forecast here.Here are some of the week’s top stories and news you may have missed:Woman dead in Vancouver house fireA woman trapped in a bedroom during a two-alarm house fire died Friday morning, despite the best efforts of her son and firefighters to rescue her.The blaze was reported at 10:19 a.m. at 15209 N.E. 74th St., which is north of Fourth Plain Road and east of Ward Road in the Sifton area.The woman was reported trapped in a bedroom of the single-story ranch-style home. She was rescued by firefighters, but did not survive.Read the full story here. Read follow-up stories here and here.Judge rules partly in favor of port over oil terminalA Clark County judge Friday ruled partly in favor of the Port of Vancouver in a lawsuit that claimed the port violated state environmental and open public meetings laws in approving a lease to build the largest oil-handling facility in the Northwest.Superior Court Judge David Gregerson dismissed a claim by three environmental groups that the port violated the state Environmental Policy Act by approving a lease to build an oil terminal before an environmental impact statement was issued.