Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.PHOENIX — If the Giants are going to make Bruce Bochy’s farewell tour any easier on their manager, the core players Bochy has been with the longest will need to lead an inspired charge.With a game and series on the line, Brandon Crawford and Pablo Sandoval carried the torch.Thanks to a diving stop from Crawford that sent Sunday’s game to extra innings and a pinch-hit home run from Sandoval in the top of the 10th, the …
30 October 2015Following a decision taken by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in 2011 to stop providing free formula milk to new mothers and to promote exclusive breastfeeding, the number of breast milk banks across the country has been increasing.Kuruman’s Tshwaragano District Hospital in Northern Cape is set to become home to South Africa’s latest human breast milk bank as another bank is reportedly scheduled to open in Limpopo.Why the need for a breast milk bank?According to the Northern Cape department of health, the initiative – piloted with the help of the international health organisation Path – will help to improve infant nutrition. Path district mentor Ronelle Khumalo said at a Women’s Health Dialogue that Path would build awareness about the programme as well as recruit new mothers as donors. Donors are screened for HIV and other illnesses.Fridges in which to store the milk have already been ordered for the hospital. The milk is expected to help children, including orphaned and sick infants, as well as babies who might live with guardians, such as grandmothers, who are not their biological mothers.The breast milk bank is located in the John Taolo Gaetsewe health district, where about 13% of children under the age of five admitted for severe malnutrition in 2014, died, according to the recently released District Health Barometer.Support groupsPath says it will also be partnering with the Department of Health to establish support groups for breastfeeding mothers to discuss issues around breastfeeding. Fathers will be encouraged to attend.In August, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported that a breast milk bank had also been planned for Limpopo’s Mankweng Hospital in Polokwane.The rising number of breast milk banks across the country is a product of renewed calls to promote breastfeeding. After South Africa reportedly charted some of the lowest rates of exclusive breastfeeding in the world, Motsoaledi took a decision in 2011 to stop providing free formula milk and to promote exclusive breastfeeding for all mothers, including those who were HIV-positive, provided they were on antiretroviral treatment.International agencies such as Unicef have supported the shift, pointing out that infant formula lacks essential nutrients and antibodies to protect children from illnesses such diarrhoea and pneumonia. Exclusive breastfeeding also reduces the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission in comparison to mixed feeding, or when mothers feed babies breast milk and solids like porridge.How breast milk feeds babies born to HIV-positive mothersStasha Jordan founded the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) after she had done research for her Masters degree in public policy and policy guidelines on the feeding of babies born to HIV-positive mothers, coupled with the fact that she too had become a mother, reported Media Club South AfricaSABR was formally registered in 2005. “We saw that mixed feeding – formula and breast milk – could increase the escalation of infection,” Jordan said. “A human milk bank works better. It prevents the mixed feeding of HIV-exposed infants.”She had found the opportunity to make a difference for humanity, Jordan said.Promoting breastfeeding is in line with South Africa’s health goals as set out in the National Development Plan of reducing maternal, infant and child mortality from 56 to below 30 per 1 000 live births, and reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission to zero by 2030.How human milk banking worksHealthy mothers are encouraged to voluntarily donate breast milk. The donated milk is then pasteurised. “In South Africa, where so many women are HIV-positive, sourcing donor mothers has even more importance than in the western world,” states the SABR website.“Without breast milk during their first two weeks of life, premature infants (especially those with a low birth weight) are left wanting for antibodies and are vulnerable to infections and diseases that result in hundreds of deaths annually.”The SABR runs 44 milk banks across the country and is expanding fast: in 2014, it fed 1 689 babies, while this year it has reached more than 2 800, noted British newspaper The Guardian.Source: News24Wire and SouthAfrica.info reporter
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MANILA, Philippines—Sheryl Reyes, a player agent in the PBA, has passed away after a bout against cervical cancer. She was 39.Reyes was known for bringing the likes of Justin Brownlee, Renaldo Balkman and among others to the Philippines and play in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue June Mar Fajardo has no ill will toward Spider-Man-clad PBA crasher SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Brownlee has led Barangay Ginebra to three PBA championships since he made his debut in 2016. He and Balkman also joined forces to help Alab Pilipinas win the Asean Basketball League crown in 2018.An outpour of condolences came after news about her passing surfaced on social media.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew So glad I had an opportunity to tell you how much I appreciated ALL your help thru the years @femaleagentsr, especially during my 1st season as a head coach. From this early morning… https://t.co/1qeiTVvnI0— Jimmy Alapag (@JAlapag3) May 11, 2019 MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next May you Rest in Peace @FemaleAgentSR 😔 no more pain and suffering for you to deal with🙏🏾— Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (@ray1parks) May 11, 2019Reyes was also responsible for flying in former NBA stars Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury and Lamar Odom to the country.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments
1. Consider your future self: “Think about how pleased you’ll be by the time summer comes around if you put in the hard work now. Don’t let your near-future self down.” -Daniel Withers, elite North Queensland Cowboys touch football player and Director at VidaFit gym, Rockhampton2. Schedule variety: “If I was just doing touch football and netball drills all the time, the repetition would make me bored and I’d lose motivation to train, so I schedule plenty of variety into my week’s training, mixing it up with running and sprint training.” -Samantha Rodgers, Australian Women’s player3. Set aside a few minutes for planning on Sunday: “Plan your training week every Sunday. Make appointments to meet your workout buddy at specific times and hold each other accountable. Think of those appointment as social activities, like coffee dates, but with sweating!” -Dan Withers4. Set your alarm for the crack of dawn: “I love my sleep but I get up at 5am every morning because if I don’t get to the gym before the day starts, I’m just not going to go after a day at work. I pre-plan for the morning workout by having my gear ready to go and making a smoothie the night before that I can drink before the workout.” –Sam Rodgers5. Sleep better to wake better: “I always take magnesium powder before bed because it helps my muscles relax and helps me go to sleep, because I have trouble going to sleep after training.” –Danielle Davis, Australian Women’s player6. Keep your opposition in mind: “Understand that when you think it’s too cold or early to train, so does your opposition. Let them stay in bed and use it as an opportunity to ‘out-train’ your opposition and put distance between you and them.” -Dan Withers7. Recover smarter to hurt less so you’re ready for the next session: “I stretch after my training and I use foam rollers and spiky balls, as well as stretch bands. When I’ve had a heavy week of training or come out of a tournament I go to this place called P3 Sports & Recovery [on the Gold Coast] – a recovery centre where there are hot/cold pools, then they do this room with inflatable things that you put around your muscles and they help repair your muscles.” -Danni Davis8. Surround yourself with active people: “I met my boyfriend through touch football, and it means he enjoys staying active too. It means that on holidays, we go on bike rides or climb that mountain.” –Sam Rodgers9. Sub some ‘rest’ days with ‘active recovery’: “I train five days a week, then on my two active recovery days each week, my partner Pete and I ride our bikes down to the beach and get into the surf.” -Danni Davis10. Do it for the team: “I quit individual sports when I was younger because I’m more motivated by the fact that I don’t want to let my team down. At the end of the day, with team sports you participate because you enjoy spending time with the people you play with.” –Sam Rodgers
Spurs goalscorer Alli: The bottle? It makes the win sweeterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Dele Alli shrugged off being struck by a plastic bottle during their Carabao Cup quarterfinal win over Arsenal.Alli and Son Heung-min struck for the 2-0 win.On being hit by the bottle, Alli smiled: “It is what it is. It made the goal a bit sweeter and the win.”He continued: “We knew how important it was today, a big test. It was a strong performance in the end.”Son is a passionate guy and brings his character out on the pitch. He’s one of the fastest players I’ve seen, I didn’t have a doubt he would finish.”When I went through for my goal I knew I had to time my run and keep my composure.”Son also stated: “It’s a big derby, last time we were here we didn’t have a great result and this is a special night. We go for the semi-final.”I was happy with the goal, thanks to Dele for the pass. I always make the run and it was great timing. We are on the way, we are positive.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Inter Milan coach Conte: Barcelona more worried facing usby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte insists they’ll face Champions League opponents Barcelona full of confidence.Conte says it will be Barca who’ll be more concerned.“We want to make our fans proud, playing a type of football that excites them and with which they can identify themselves,” Conte told UEFA’s official website.“It’s difficult to set objectives, so we’ll see along the way. The important thing is to give 110 percent and have no regrets.“I know how difficult it is to win the Champions League and I know how painful it is to lose a Final.“It’s a competition in which one incident, like a shot that goes in or bounces away after hitting the post, can change everything.“There are many factors to consider, such as form, suspensions and the fixture list. Having Barcelona in our group will be fascinating.“It’ll be a game that pushes us to give our best. I also believe they won’t be happy to face Inter.“Facing the big teams will be the best way for us to see where we are.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd boss Solskjaer: I’m not doubting myselfby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he won’t doubt himself despite growing pressure surrounding his job security.The Norwegian heads into Monday’s clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford with United sitting 10th after collecting eight points from six games.”I’m not doubting myself. If I doubted myself, then I think the rest of the world would as well,” Solskjaer said.”We have loads of discussions as a club and believe in what we are doing.”I can’t think, ‘I need a player’, because it’s my reputation on the line – no, it’s the club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
SULTANPUR: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has been served a show-cause notice by the District Magistrate of Sultanpur, from where she is contesting the national election, and a report has been sent to the Election Commission after she was seen on camera telling a gathering of Muslims to vote for her or else she may not be inclined to be responsive to their requests. “I have already won this election, now it is for you to decide,” the BJP leader could be heard saying on Thursday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The Election Commission has taken cognisance of the matter. District Magistrate, Sultanpur has issued a show-cause notice to her and a report has been sent to the poll body,” BR Tiwari, Additional Chief Election Officer said. Maneka Gandhi, later in the day, clarified that her words had been twisted. “I love Muslims and I had myself called a meeting of the BJP’s minority cell. I only meant to say that I am winning the elections and their participation would be like ‘daal pe chaunka’.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA three-minute clip of her speech in Sultanpur’s Turabkhani area is being shared on social media. “This is important. I am winning. I am winning because of the love and support of people. But if my victory is without Muslims, I won’t feel that good. Dil khatta ho jayega (Things will become sour). Then when a Muslim comes to me for work, I think let it be, how does it matter. It’s all give and take, isn’t it? We aren’t all sons of Mahatma Gandhi, are we? (laughter). It’s not that we keep on giving and then losing in the election. This victory will happen with or without you.” A little later, she also says, “I have already won the elections, but you will need me. This is your chance to lay the foundation. When the election comes and this booth throws up 100 votes or 50 votes, and then you come to me for work we will see…I don’t see any divides, I see only pain, sadness and love. So it is up to you…” Criticised over the comments, Maneka Gandhi later accused the media of twisting her comments. “I love Muslims… I only meant to say that I am winning the elections and their participation would be like ‘daal pe chaunka’ (seasoning).” Maneka Gandhi, the MP from Pilibhit, began her campaign from the Sultanpur seat about 10 days ago. The seat is currently held by her son Varun Gandhi. But this election, Varun has shifted back to Pilibhit, a seat he won in 2009. Maneka Gandhi has won the Pilibhit seat six times.
“This osu tattoo stuff is silly. Cats been getting hookups on tatts since back in ’01.” Antonio Pittman and George Washington have more in common than their zero NFL touchdowns. Apparently, it’s not just the United States’ first president who can’t tell a lie. The former Ohio State running back leaked a bit of insider insight on his Twitter on Dec. 23, the day the NCAA announced suspensions of six Buckeye football players for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. Whether Pittman’s claim is true, he seems to have foreshadowed one thing: Tattoo-gate was the tip of an iceberg large enough to make Jack and Rose quiver. “Cats” have apparently “been getting hookups” on cars in Columbus for quite some time, too. But don’t go telling the millions in Buckeye Nation that it’s “silly.” It’s more startling than silly, more frightening than foolish, more jarring than juvenile. The OSU football program is entering uncharted territory. First came discounted tattoos. Then came thousands of dollars worth of sold memorabilia. Then came the revelation that coach Jim Tressel knew about the situation but opted to keep quiet. Then came The Columbus Dispatch report that the OSU compliance department was looking into 40–50 transactions between two car dealerships and Buckeye athletes and their families. Then came news that OSU football players were receiving free stamps at the post office. Then came news that players were receiving Monopoly stickers from McDonald’s without having to buy any Big Macs. OK, I made up the last two. I’m just preparing. Still, this is no longer just a black eye on the program. Both eyes are swollen shut, and there’s no way of seeing what will happen next. When the NCAA delivers its knockout punch, it likely will take OSU years to get back on its feet. It’s like tugging on the string that pulls down the ladder leading to the attic, only when you pull, years worth of storage falls in your face that you didn’t think was there. The untouched boxes sat and accumulated more and more dust over the years. You didn’t pay close enough attention. Now, ridding of that dust will take even longer than it did for it to pile up higher than Mount Everest. It’ll take a monsoon to rinse the dust off compliance director Doug Archie, athletic director Gene Smith, even university President E. Gordon Gee. Thing is, NCAA compliance shouldn’t be relegated to the attic in the first place. For an athletic department sporting the nation’s most varsity teams and one of the largest budgets, for a football program rooted in the sport’s uppermost echelon of history and success, compliance must be the dining room, where nothing gets touched without permission. No one lays a finger on the expensive china without a university official overseeing the encounter. It’ll take much more than Tressel attending a five-day compliance seminar in early June to eradicate the problems running rampant throughout the program. “We’re very fortunate that we do not have a systemic problem in our program.” Smith said that the same day Pittman suggested otherwise. Clearly, ignorance is no longer bliss at OSU. Ignorance placed Tressel in murky water. Now it’s making Smith and the rest of the athletic department look naive. OSU is working its way toward the NCAA’s “death sentence,” in which it deems an athletic department to have a “lack of institutional control.” OSU avoided that charge in the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations sent to Gee on April 21. But that was before the car reports and before whatever inevitable infraction is unearthed next. Archie’s days appear to be numbered. Tressel’s days appear to be numbered. Even Smith’s clock could be ticking toward zero. It’d be “silly” to rule anything out at this point. “Cats” haven’t been caught red-handed like this before.