IPL 2021: Free from lockdowns, Sourav Ganguly drives racing car in…

first_img Cricket WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Also Read: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly lists down 5 big reasons why Indian Team is best in businessSourav Ganguly is known for his exquisite car collection at his Behala home in Kolkata where he has a bunch of BMWs besides a BMW bike that he recently bought. But he isn’t the only Indian cricketer to have a passion for car racing. His teammate-cum-friend and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar too had a passion for cars, especially Ferraris and was seen rubbing shoulders with former Ferrari Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.Sachin Tendulkar with Michael Schumacher during Indian GP | AFPIPL 2021: As for Sourav Ganguly, he reached Dubai on June 2 a day after attending the ICC meeting virtually. He is there with other top BCCI officials to hold talks with the ECB and iron out the plan for IPL 2021 Phase 2. From mid-September, UAE will be BCCI’s home for over two months if ICC shifts the ICC T20 World Cup to the country besides Oman. The marquee event is scheduled to be held from October 18.As for personal life, Sourav Ganguly suffered mild cardiac arrest and had to undergo a small procedure in January and has been recovering since. With a hectic BCCI schedule and stress over IPL suspension besides BCCI domestic cricket affairs, ICC T20 World Cup and rescheduling a plethora of bilateral series, it comes as a welcome relief for the former India captain, who confirmed his arrival in Dubai in a post on Instagram with the caption, “Dubai has set me free …from lockdowns.” Also Read: IPL 2021: BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly big statement, ‘remainder of IPL cannot happen in India’IPL 2021: As per information available with InsideSport, other BCCI officials reached Dubai on a chartered flight to join Vice-President Rajeev Shukla on Monday. Sourav Ganguly joined them two days later after finishing up the ICC meeting.UAE will be home of cricket for the entire 2021 with over 50 matches excluding the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in the country. Apart from Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi will also host bilateral matches of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan Super League, IPL 2021 Phase 2 besides the T20 World Cup. 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He is in the desert city for talks with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) over hosting the IPL 2021 Phase 2, meeting with ICC over possible shift of ICC T20 World Cup venue.In a photo shared on Instagram, the former India captain said, “Did the racing car today… it can generate unbelievable heat…” Cricket Previous articleCricket schedule for June: From New Zealand’s England tour to South Africa’s West Indies tour and World Test Championship final – All you need to knowNext articlePSL 2021: PCB CEO declares, ‘we will lose money even after completing PSL 2021 in Abu Dhabi’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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How I’d invest in dividend shares to make a passive income for life

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Dividend shares could prove to be a sound means of obtaining a passive income for life. At the present time, they offer significantly higher income returns than other mainstream assets, such as cash and bonds.Furthermore, many stocks have solid financial positions that mean their dividends are very affordable. They could also produce strong dividend growth in the coming years that outpaces inflation and provides an investor with an increasingly sound financial outlook.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Reducing the risk of loss from dividend sharesDividend shares offer a substantially higher passive income than other assets due to low interest rates and the effects of the 2020 stock market crash. Low interest rates mean that the income returns available on cash and bonds are below inflation in some cases. Meanwhile, many income stocks have not fully recovered from the market decline. This may mean that they offer above-average yields at the present time.Of course, the higher income return from dividend stocks comes with greater risk. A weak global economic outlook means that some companies could experience challenging operating conditions. As such, diversifying among a wide range of companies, sectors and regions could be a shrewd move. It may reduce risk and provide an income investor with a more reliable return in the coming years.An affordable passive incomeAlongside diversification, ensuring that dividend shares can afford their current payouts is crucial when seeking to make a passive income for life. A company with a generous yield that is unaffordable is unlikely to provide any added value to an income investor.Assessing a company’s financial position can provide guidance on the likelihood of it experiencing difficulties in paying dividends. For example, low debt levels and defensive characteristics may help in producing a robust income return. Similarly, a company’s dividend cover provides an insight into the amount of headroom it has when making dividend payouts. It is calculated by dividing net profit by dividends. A figure of more than one suggests it has room to spare when rewarding shareholders for its success via a dividend.Dividend growth opportunitiesDividend shares that can increase shareholder payouts at a fast pace may become increasingly valuable. The loose monetary policies being followed in major economies could lead to higher inflation. Therefore, a passive income that can grow at a high rate could be required in the coming years to maintain, or increase, an investor’s spending power.A company’s capacity to raise dividends at a fast pace is closely linked to its financial outlook. Therefore, buying shares in companies that could benefit from long-term industry growth trends, or those businesses that have a competitive advantage over their peers, may be a sound move. They may be able to produce strong dividend growth that further enhances an investor’s passive income in the coming years. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. How I’d invest in dividend shares to make a passive income for life Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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I’d buy and hold Tesco shares for the next 10 years

first_img Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’d buy and hold Tesco shares for the next 10 years See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 20th March, 2021 | More on: TSCO center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I think only a few companies are worth buying and holding for the next 10 years. However, I believe Tesco (LSE: TSCO) shares fall into this bracket. And today, I’m going to explain why I’d purchase the stock for my buy-and-hold portfolio.Slow and steadyThe problem with picking shares to own for the next 10 years is that it’s impossible to tell the future. We don’t know what the world will look like a decade from now and which companies or technologies will exist. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This is by far the most significant challenge all companies face. No industry is exempt. For example, 10 years ago, Arcadia was one of the most successful retailers in the world. Today what’s left of it has been carved up after it collapsed last year. Arcadia’s mistake was missing out on the online retail revolution.At the same time, oil producers such as Tullow Oil have been wrong-footed by the falling price of oil. New technologies have allowed companies to extract oil faster and in previously uneconomic regions. Food and drink retailing is not immune to change, but it’s insulated to a certain extent. Consumers will always need to eat and drink, so the market will always be there. Therefore, companies that can deliver products to where consumers want them at the lowest costs should have a guaranteed market. Tesco has been supplying food and drink to UK consumers for decades. Today, it’s the largest retailer in the UK, with a virtually unrivalled distribution and store network.As long as the company continues to invest in its store network and distribution system, I think it should stay on top. This suggests the outlook for Tesco shares is favourable in the long-run.That said, food and drink isn’t a rapid growth market. As such, I’m not expecting Tesco to generate market-smashing returns year after year. Instead, I think the company could be a great addition to my portfolio as a slow and steady income play.Buying Tesco sharesBased on the qualities outlined above, I’d buy Tesco as an income investment. The stock is set to support a dividend yield of 3.8% in 2021, rising to 4.7% in 2022.Of course, these are just projections at this stage. There’s no guarantee the corporation will hit these targets. Still, I think the projections show the company’s potential as an income investment. That’s not to say the company doesn’t face challenges. As well as the hurdles outlined above, the businesses may also face problems if costs rise substantially. That would put pressure on profit margins and may limit its ability to return cash to investors. Despite these risks, considering the company’s defensive nature, I believe Tesco shares are one of the best income plays to buy right now for the long term. I think the stock is unlikely to generate outstanding returns, but it’s also unlikely to produce significant losses, in my opinion. That’s why I’d buy the corporation today. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

Pandemic has changed, not stopped, rector search and hiring processes

first_img Submit a Job Listing By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 3, 2021 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The parishioners of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church announced to all of Clinton, North Carolina, that the Rev. Eric Grubb and Brandie Grubb had arrived. Photo: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] The coronavirus pandemic has changed many things about how Episcopal churches operate, including the search and hiring procedures congregations follow when calling a rector.Dioceses and congregations have approached pandemic-era search processes with creativity, based on changing local conditions and restrictions, the Rev. Meghan F. Froehlich, director of The Episcopal Church’s Office for Transition Ministry, told Episcopal News Service.“Each situation is an individual situation. … There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach during the pandemic,” she said. “I have seen God at work in these processes and with our very excellent transition ministers. They have been amazing.”Clergy are deciding whether the Holy Spirit is calling them into atypical discernment processes. If so, then they are facing new challenges, such as having more of the search process conducted online and balancing the desire to explore one’s sense of call against the risks of travel for a final in-person interview.The Rev. Michelle Warriner Bolt, canon to the ordinary in the Episcopal Church of East Tennessee, said, “When normal everyday activities feel risky, folks are less likely to take actual risks,” like moving one’s family during a pandemic. “The increased sense of risk in relocation has changed the marketplace, for sure.”The Rev. Brian Jemmott, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of New Jersey, added that some possible candidates have not entered search processes because they are reluctant “to leave their congregations right now in the midst of the pandemic if they are the lead person.” However, that hesitation on the part of some clergy has not prevented New Jersey congregations from calling priests, he said.A few dioceses put search and call processes on hold for a time at the beginning of the pandemic. The Diocese of Nebraska, for instance, paused searches in March 2020.“That was mainly as a way to just acknowledge the demands of the moment,” the Rev. Liz Easton, canon to the ordinary, told ENS. The diocese thought that the pressures on parish leadership of trying to answer questions about worship and pastoral care “would impede good discernment,” she said. “When we started to settle into these new rhythms, when we learned new strategies for praying and living, we picked most of those searches up where we left off, with an understanding that the process would require more flexibility and creativity than perhaps it ever had before.”Two rectors started their ministries in the diocese just as the pandemic began. After the diocese resumed searches, three other congregations called rectors.“Our main objective in every single search is for the parish and the clergy to come to know each other really authentically so that we can really discern a match being made by the Holy Spirit,” Easton said. She remains concerned about “the development of the spiritual cohesion of search committees who cannot meet in person.”While many transition officers contacted by ENS said that search committees were making the best of digital meeting platforms, they agreed it is not the same. “I personally believe that the Holy Spirit is active and present and perceivable in a different way when we’re in the same room together,” Easton said.The Diocese of Northern California took a different approach. The Rev. Andrea McMillin, canon to the ordinary, said it was clear that there were pastoral issues as people realized the pandemic was not going to be a short-term event. They had to learn how to stay safe from the virus, work from home and perhaps help children with online school. Those challenges made it hard to think about the longer-term discernment required in search processes, she said.So the diocese chose to have, what McMillin called, “an expanded interim time” during which interims or priests-in-charge might stay with their congregations longer than they would during a typical search process, until there is mass vaccination or at least “greater social stability” in common life. The result “is not a stagnant time,” she cautioned, but rather a fertile space for interim work and worship and a deepening of mission, outreach and formation.Four congregations in the Diocese of East Carolina have called rectors during the pandemic. Another three have brought on interims, and other searches are in the works.“The biggest hardship is not being able to see the candidates in their current parishes because you learn so much about someone in that way,” said the Rev. Mollie Roberts, East Carolina’s canon for diocesan life and leadership, describing the typical visit by a few search committee members to finalists’ congregations. Search committees that are uncomfortable with that lack of knowledge, she added, can pause their process. “Nobody’s done that,” she added.The Rev. Eric Grubb, who was called in September to be the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Clinton, North Carolina, in the Diocese of East Carolina, said finding a safe way to meet in person was crucial for his discernment process. He and his wife, Brandie, spent two days at the church after driving three hours from Charlotte, where he was on the staff of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. He led Evening Prayer in St. Paul’s for the committee, and two people gave them a tour of the facility. The interview was conducted indoors with physical distancing. Even so, pandemic restrictions, including on such simple acts as handshaking, made it hard at times, he said.In the end, he and the search committee “really felt the pull of the Holy Spirit throughout this whole process, even though it has been so strange,” Grubb said.Then there’s the process of joining a new community in the midst of a pandemic. “They were very creative in welcoming us here,” Grubb said. Congregation members hung a banner in front of the church announcing the arrival of the couple. They also staged a drive-up welcome during which parishioners stopped at the curb outside the church to greet the Grubbs.In New Jersey, the Rev. Chase Danford completed his agreement to become the priest-in-charge of Trinity Church in Asbury Park in early March. “It was less than 10 days later that everything started shutting down,” he recalled.Barely a week later, he and his husband, Giuliano Argenziano, became ill with presumed cases of COVID-19.Danford was scheduled to move from Queens to Asbury Park in May and begin at Trinity on June 1. The start date remained the same, but he spent the first two and a half months either leading worship online or commuting back and forth once limited in-person worship resumed July 12.Trying to get to know parishioners, he invited them to sign up for “meal meet-ups” on Zoom, joining him for breakfast, lunch, teatime or dinner. It wasn’t the same as meeting in person, though. “There’s going to need to be a lot of relationship-building happening in the second year of my ministry that normally would have happened the first year,” Danford said.Search processes will continue to change as the course of the pandemic does, especially as more people are vaccinated, East Tennessee’s Bolt predicted. For instance, she anticipates “a pretty big wave” when priests who might have put off retirement will decide to take that step.“We’re also going to see folks who had been risk-averse be willing to take more risks,” she said. “I think there’s going to be room for extra innovation, extra creativity, to continue to pay attention and meet the needs we see right before us.”Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the Rev. Chase Danford is the rector of Trinity Church; he is the priest-in-charge. It also incorrectly reported that he was moving from Manhattan; he was moving from Queens.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg retired in July 2019 as senior editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC COVID-19 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Pandemic has changed, not stopped, rector search and hiring processeslast_img read more

Two new fundraisers at Emmaus UK

first_imgTwo new fundraisers at Emmaus UK Homelessness charity Emmaus UK has appointed Karen Foxhall as Projects and Development fundraiser and Kate Poole as Major Grants Fundraiser.Karen is working with Emmaus projects to develop their local and regional fundraising capacity, while Kate will be seeking funds from statutory sources and national grant making trusts and foundations. Kate previously worked for Raleigh International’s Youth Development Programme. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people Emmaus offers people a home and meaningful work in communities aroundthe UK.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 29 April 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Domino’s Pizza first to offer microdonation service Pennies

first_img  55 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 November 2010 | News Tagged with: corporate Digital microdonations Pennies Foundation penny on Trading Domino’s Pizza is the first retailer to offer its customers the option to top up their credit/debit card payment with a donation to charities of a few pennies using Pennies, “the electronic charity box”.Created by The Pennies Foundation, a UK registered charity, Pennies uses the existing retail payments system. Donations are always pennies, never pounds and giving is of course optional. There is “no personal information, no forms and no commitment to give”, according to the charity.Donations can be made by one touch of a button on the Chip and PIN machine in-store or when shopping online. Customers can donate between 1 penny and 99 pence to UK charities. “All the money that’s given will go to charity”, say the charity.Retailers choose the charities to benefit from the majority of the money raised through their outlets. In Domino’s Pizza case 75% of the income will be donated to Special Olympics Great Britain which provides confidence building year-round sports training and competition to people of all ages with learning disabilities.The remainder of the money collected in the electronic charity box will be distributed by The Pennies Foundation to charities delivering services to a range of people across the UK. During the initial period, these are Carers UK, Children’s Burns Trust, Children’s Hospices UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC, RNIB, Shelter, The Prince’s Trust, and Youth Music.Consumers will know which charity is supported by the retailer before they decide to press ‘YES’ and give their pennies. The public can see details of all the charities being supported at www.pennies.org.uk.Alison Hutchinson, CEO of The Pennies Foundation, said: “Pennies are powerful and a lot of people giving a little can make a big difference. The more people who give a few pennies through the electronic charity box the more people can be helped. What’s exciting is that as more retailers join in, more charities can be supported. I’m looking forward to Pennies becoming a familiar sight on our high streets and online and I’m delighted to be starting this journey with such a popular brand as Domino’s.”The relevant software developments for the Domino’s launch were completed by Vexed Digital.Pennies from Pennies 4 Charity on Vimeo.www.pennies.org.uk Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Domino’s Pizza first to offer microdonation service Pennies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

CDC: Most maternal deaths could be prevented

first_imgTCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staff World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices + posts Twitter Life in Fort Worth Linkedin printPoverty and limited access to health care continue to make childbirth more risky for American women when compared with other developed nations. The U.S. maternal mortality rate – the death rate among women who are pregnant or die within six weeks of giving birth – has doubled since the government began collecting statistics in 1987 to 26.4 deaths per 100,000 people in 2015. Roughly 700 women die annually from pregnancy-related conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In most cases, the deaths could have been prevented. In December, the Trump administration designated $12 million of funding to help states reduce maternal deaths. The deaths cut across racial lines, but black women are most at risk of dying from pregnancy-related complications, accounting for about 43 percent of all maternal mortalities. But doctors say this is more about access to care than race. “I think that’s more of an access issue for sure,” said Dr. Alison Pasciucco, a Fort Worth obstetrician. “It has to do with structural racism across the country.” Black women die from pregnancy-related complications more than any other women in the U.S.“Black women are more likely to be uninsured, face greater financial barriers to care when they need it and are less likely to access prenatal care.”National Partnership for Women and FamiliesAccess to care in TexasIn recent months, Texas has begun disputing the official number of deaths attributed to pregnancy. Researchers have suggested that deaths were miscoded and that up to 50 percent of deaths linked to pregnancy in 2012, the year reviewed, could be mislabeled. If this were the case, that year’s projected rate of 14 deaths per 100,000 people would have been more aligned with the national rate. However, that rate still puts Texas, which has one of the world’s largest economies, behind countr such as Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and South Korea when it comes to maternal mortality. Many women especially young, low-income people of color are affected by lack of publicly-funded health services. However, maternal mortality is only part of the equation. Countless other mothers experience major complications in the birthing process, and Texas lacks the resources to provide adequate women’s healthcare. “I know there are multiple counties in Texas that do not have an OBGYN in the whole county,” said Dr. Hollis Bartels, a Fort Worth obstetrician. “That means they have to travel two hours to see their doctor. You can imagine that complications can happen if you can’t get to a facility quickly, and those rural settings aren’t going to have high risk pregnancy doctors or the best resources and high risk pregnancy doctors.”An app for maternal healthEducation is a key factor in improving maternal health, and one app is aiming to teach people on how to respond to different health issues.Most women who die after giving birth die within six weeks of the birth, according to Dr. Teresa Wagner, a health scientist, researcher and advocate at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.She has worked with a developer to build a first-of-its-kind app that provides new moms and their caregivers with information on how to respond to health issues.“What About Mom?” is a first-of-its-kind app that explains how to respond to health issues with easy-to-understand language to answer health questions, including whether they should seek help. It will be available in English and Spanish when it’s released.Wagner said she found that when mothers are educated in the hospital, the information they’re given is not nearly comprehensive or consistent enough. Built on the foundation of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task force, Wagner said her study into health literacy was one of the first of its kind.One of the main research questions she focused on was:  “Do moms even know they’re at risk after birth?”The researchers looked at handouts and information that mothers are given when released from the hospital and found that much of the information was not usable or readable for many mothers. They then interviewed several mothers to find out how the information could be more efficient and effective.The app is the result of the study and takes much of the information normally given to mothers after giving birth and presents it in a convenient, legible format. Users can click on icons for the symptoms they might be feeling to learn more, after which the app helps them decide whether to call their doctor or to call 911.Wagner said she hopes for the app to be adopted statewide and, eventually, nationwide.The uninsured The Texas Alliance for Health estimates that 17 percent of Texans live without health insurance, the highest rate of uninsured residents of any state. In Texas, benefits for women with Medicaid end two months after giving birth. The state has also kept its pre-2014 eligibility rules for Medicaid. New eligibility rules would likely greatly increase those who are eligible. “Women in Texas have not historically had access to health care across their lifespan, so when they’re pregnant and don’t have care, it’s really hard to treat those things in such a short amount of time,” said Amy Raines-Milenkov, chair of the Texas state task force on maternal mortality and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.Most other states have participated in the expansion of Medicaid. Utah, Idaho, and Nebraska are expected to expand in 2019.Texas legislature is currently working on several bills that could impact women’s healthcare in the state. State Rep. Michelle Beckley, D-Carrollton, is sponsoring a bill, which would provide continue Medicaid coverage for at least 12 months after giving birth and miscarrying a pregnancy. The state also passed a bill to create the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) and give aid packages to different areas of healthcare, one of which being maternal health. The Texas Department of Health Services requested $2.7 million for AIM funding and additional money to improve the record system used to track maternal mortality.Doctors at Premier Obstetrics and Gynecology in Fort Worth, where Bartels practices, said pregnancy Medicaid often influences whether a pregnant woman can begin cared for by a physician. The government funded health insurance program provides healthcare to pregnant women who have no medical insurance or inadequate insurance. “If you’ve never been to a doctor for the past six years, because you didn’t have insurance and now you do, then there’s the potential for there to be an increase in health issues.”Dr. Alison Pasciucco, Premier Obstetrics and GynecologyBartels said that she has had multiple patients who show up for their initial visit without insurance. “We confirm the pregnancy, but they want to wait to do their lab work and things like that until they get their insurance, and that usually takes a month or so and delays treatment,” Bartels said.  According to the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, minorities made up 60 percent of the American population that was enrolled in Medicaid in 2013. “The later you present in care, the higher chance that there has been an undiagnosed issue that hasn’t been managed that could put you at further risk for complications,” Bartels said. Pregnancy Medicaid can not only cause women to delay their pregnancy care, but it can also lead to an inadequate amount of postpartum care. “Medicaid only works for six weeks after the birth of the child, but that means only two appointments in the six-week period,” Pasciucco said. Lessons to learnIn 2006, the maternal mortality rates in California and Texas were within one percentage point of each other.California’s maternal mortality rate was 16.9 deaths per 100,000 people, according to the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), while Texas’s rate was 17.5 per 100,000, according to a study published in Birth-Issues in Prenatal Care.But between 2006 to 2013, California’s maternal mortality rate declined by 55 percent to 7.3, according to the state’s Department of Public Health, while Texas’s decreased by about 17 percent to 14.6 per 100,000, according to a study published by the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force.Raines-Milenkov said California’s success in decreasing this rate is due in part to the state’s swift adoption of safety bundles.The AIM bundles provided by the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care are divided into four categories: readiness, recognition and prevention, response and reporting/systems learning. For example, a bundle for severe hypertension in pregnancy advises hospitals to have “rapid access to medication,” and to provide drills for doctors to prepare for a patient with severe hypertension.Safety bundles outline best practices for hospitals to follow in different medical situations. AIM provides hospitals with safety bundles specifically created for treating pregnant and postpartum women.The Texas Department of State Health Services has partnered with AIM to form the TexasAIM initiative “to end preventable maternal death and severe maternal morbidity,” according to their website.Hundreds of Texas hospitals have enrolled in TexasAIM as of February 2019.Raines-Milenkov said Texas is the only state that has to redact names and identifying information of patients before reviewing cases, an additional step the review board in California and other states do not have to take.“I have no doubt [Texas] is going to see reductions [in maternal mortality rates],” Raines-Milenkov said. “Especially after having read cases for so many years. California is an incredible example of what’s possible.”Global perspectiveWhile Texas and much of the U.S. has struggled to reduce maternal mortality, the situation has been improving globally. Brenda Davis, the producer of the award-winning documentary Sisters which promotes health literacy and maternal health in developing countries, said the U.S. should improve its protocols for pregnant women and new moms. “First and foremost, health workers and maternal health workers should listen to women,” Davis said. “All women and families should have access to free health care, respectful care and anti-racist work.” Brenda DavisShe said any approach to improving maternal health has to be multifaceted. “Climate change, immigration, poverty, racism, and women’s rights are some of the few issues that are interwoven with maternal mortality,” she said.Davis pointed out cultural aspects in developing countries that contribute to their maternal health. “The access to local health care is a huge factor, so the training of local health workers who respect local (non-harmful) practices,” Davis said. “Access to clean and safe delivery and postpartum care are vital to the health of the mother and baby.” In her documentary, one of the countries Davis focuses on is Ethiopia where officials have been working to improve mid-level health worker training to help deal with emergency procedures and surgeries.Midwives and community health workers are also helping. “They use a model where the priority is to observe signs of the mother requiring more care, such as dizziness, fever, bleeding, and high blood pressure,” said Davis. “They also use the ‘chain of survival’ of care set in place.” Davis said some ways the U.S. could promote health literacy are as simple as respecting women who may need help. The health infrastructures also need to be responsible for maternal mortality as a whole. “Women’s health as a priority to families, communities, countries is reflected in the maternal mortality rate,” Davis said. An added risk Globally, 21 percent of births are Cesarean sections, or surgical procedures, rather than natural births. An over-reliance on this method can reduce its effectiveness and put women at risk for infection.The suggested number of necessary c-sections is approximated at 19 percent of births, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association’s analysis of childbirth in 194 countries. If the rate of c-sections increases past 19 percent, researchers have found that cesarean sections start to become less successful in maintaining the health of the mother.In the United States, nearly one in three births are done via cesarean section. The increase in surgeries is resulting in higher rates of mortality.  According to a 2014 consensus published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, there are about four deaths for every 100,000 women after vaginal deliveries and about 13 deaths for every 100,000 women after cesareans. The higher rate of morbidity after a c-section is due to infections and transfusions. 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Censorship and surveillance of journalists: an unscrupulous business

first_img On World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the readiness with which leading Internet companies submit to the censorship demands of authoritarian regimes. It also deplores the lack of international mechanisms regulating surveillance technology, which allows technology companies to sell online surveillance tools to these regimes even if it means trampling on human rights to increase their market share. March 10, 2017 Censorship and surveillance of journalists: an unscrupulous business Reports Help by sharing this information RSF_en I – Internet giants that tolerate or actively cooperate with censorship II – The dubious but lucrative surveillance businessIII – International regulations: broken or blocked by lobbiesIV – RSF’s recommendations on cyber-censorshipV – Journalists: protect your data and communications Organisation last_img read more

New Guidelines for Indoor Dining, Gyms, Movie Theaters in Pasadena Under ‘Red’ Tier Expected Thursday

first_imgCommunity News New Guidelines for Indoor Dining, Gyms, Movie Theaters in Pasadena Under ‘Red’ Tier Expected Thursday 5 new infections on Tuesday push city total past 11,000 COVID-19 cases since pandemic began By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 7:16 pm Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News Community News <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Pasadena saw a second straight day of single-digit COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as the region stood on the verge of transitioning into the “red” tier of the state’s COVID-19 framework as early as the end of the week.Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that Los Angeles County was likely to become eligible to move out of the current, most-restrictive “purple” tier and into the “red” tier as soon as Friday, as the state was expected to meet its goal of vaccinating 2 million high-risk Californians across the state. The vaccination goal was recently linked to reopening guidelines, allowing the process to accelerate once met.“Red” tier status allows for increased activity including indoor dining at up to 25% capacity and limited reopenings of movie theaters and gyms. Schools would be eligible to open for in-person instruction through 12th grade.But even once the region becomes eligible for the loosened restrictions of the “red” tier, any policy changes will have to come from local health agencies, such as the Pasadena Public Health Department.A determination was yet to be made Wednesday as to whether Pasadena would choose to keep any more stringent policies in place, Derderian said.“We are reviewing the latest information and will hopefully make an announcement (Thursday) regarding the specific guidelines,” she said.Officials at the L.A. County Department of Public Health were also sorting out exactly how they would respond to the expected new tier status. County guidelines were expected to be released Thursday.Officials said vaccine eligibility in the agency’s jurisdiction was expanded Wednesday to include custodial and janitorial workers, public transit workers and airport ground crew workers, along with social workers who handle cases of violence and abuse, and foster parents providing emergency housing for young people.The Pasadena Public Health Department reported 5 new COVID-19 infections and two additional deaths on Wednesday, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. The deaths had occurred previously, but were only just added to the city’s data.The new figures raised the city’s overall totals to 11,003 known infections and 322 deaths. Over the prior week, Pasadena recorded an average of 7.7 daily infections.At Huntington Hospital, officials reported treating 30 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, with eight of them being housed in intensive care units.According to the latest figures available, 38,408 Pasadenans had received at least one dose of a two-vaccine regimen, and another 22,349 had received both doses.The county reported another 119 COVID-19 deaths. The new deaths lifted the countywide death toll from throughout the pandemic to 22,213.Another 1,514 cases were announced by the county, although L.A. County Director of Public Health Babara Ferrer said that number included a “few hundred” cases attributed to a reporting backlog. The new cases raised the cumulative pandemic total to 1,206,713.According to state figures, there were 1,056 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID as of Monday, with 309 people in intensive care.As of Friday, 2,415,460 doses of COVID vaccine had been administered in the county. That includes 814,593 second doses, representing the number of people who have been fully vaccinated.State health officials announced 6,412 new infections and 226 new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the statewide totals to 3,513,678 COVID-19 cases and 54,621 fatalities.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week inched upward to 2.4%, while the 14-day average was recorded at 2.3%.As of Wednesday, L.A. County accounted for 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s deaths.City News Service contributed to this report.Related:Newsom Confirms LA County Likely To Move To Red Tier By Friday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Drinking water restrictions lifted in west Limerick

first_img Previous articleNews bites – St Patrick’s Day parade, Gay wedding fair and charity night at the dogsNext articleCarew Park FC to restart Schoolboy/girls teams thanks to Limerick FC admin Facebook Email Advertisement Twitter DRINKING water restrictions have been lifted in areas affected by the recent oil pollution incident in west Limerick. No further interruptions or restrictions to supplies are planned for Foynes, Shanagolden, Askeaton, Barrigone, Kildimo, Pallaskenry, Creeves, Ballysteen, Castletown and Kilcornan. Approximately 1,500 households were affected by water supply shutoffs on January 19 after a significant volume of oil entered a tributary of the River Deel.   The county council continued to provide water to the public by tankering and other means.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Paul Crowe, director of services, acknowledged the patience, understanding and co-operation of the people of the affected areas through what had been a most difficult time. He explained: “Throughout the incident, the protection of public health was of paramount importance for Limerick County Council. The council maintained close contact with both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the HSE in their respective roles as the regulatory authority and health advisory authority”.Mr. Crowe noted that there has been an extensive cleanup at the source of the pollution and on the river by specialist contractors and council staff. He concluded: “Intensive water quality monitoring has taken place during the course of this incident at the river, the Shannon Estuary Area Water Treatment Plant, the reservoir and distribution mains, and at  taps.   Rigorous testing on water samples was undertaken by Limerick County Council laboratories, and specialist private laboratories in both Cork and the UK. “The Health Service Executive also undertook confirmatory sampling and analysis using their facilities”.center_img Linkedin Print WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsDrinking water restrictions lifted in west LimerickBy admin – February 14, 2012 584 last_img read more