Breastfeeding has a public health benefit

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion “Breastfeeding? Why are you interested in that?” These are the things I heard from my family when I was explaining to them my internship for the spring semester. I have always had an interest in maternal- and child health, and when I saw this internship with Schenectady County Public Health Services working on the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities (CBFC) grant, I jumped at the opportunity.Interning with a local county health department has given me a different perspective on breastfeeding and public health in general. Working with my mentors on the CBFC grant has allowed me the opportunity to see all the benefits breastfeeding can provide mothers and babies in our community.The CBFC grant has multiple goals, but outreach in our communities is what has impressed me the most. The grant enables us to provide multiple baby cafés throughout the Capital Region for mothers and their partners to receive breastfeeding support or just provide a listening ear as they navigate parenthood. There have been multiple moms of various racial, ethnic, educational and social backgrounds who attend. Observing them sharing their stories of motherhood is heartwarming and has broken down barriers.In recognition of IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) Day on March 7, I believe the need for trained lactation professionals to provide breastfeeding support to all families in our communities is essential. Continued support is necessary to ensure all families have access to lactation support within their community. Seeing how effective this grant has been thus far makes me excited to see how this will change the landscape of infant feeding in the future.Martha LitardoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

New coronavirus cases doubles to 99 in mainland China

first_imgMainland China reported 99 new coronavirus infections on April 11, more than doubling from the previous day to reach a one-month high, as the number of single-day imported cases hit a record, official data released on Sunday showed.In addition, highlighting another major source of risk, newly reported asymptomatic coronavirus cases nearly doubled to 63 on April 11, from 34 the previous day, according to China’s National Health Commission (NHC).Almost all the new infections – the biggest daily count since March 6 – involve travelers from overseas. Just two out of the 99 cases were locally transmitted. Shanghai, China’s commercial hub, contribute to more than half of the imported cases. The city reported 52 new coronavirus cases on April 11, all involving Chinese nationals traveling from overseas, the municipal health commission said on Sunday.Of Shanghai’s new cases, 51 flew in on the same flight from Russia on April 10. The 52nd case involves a Chinese national arriving in Shanghai from a trip to Canada.China’s northeastern province of Heilongjiang reported 21 new imported cases on April 11, all involving Chinese nationals traveling from Russia.The country’s tally of infections now stands at 82,052, while the death toll stands at 3,339.Topics :last_img read more

Liverpool could easily drop to fourth in Premier League, reckons Paul Merson

first_imgAre Jurgen Klopp’s side in danger of a dramatic fall from grace? (Picture: Getty Images)Liverpool ‘could easily drop to fourth’ in the Premier League this season unless they sign new players, reckons Arsenal icon Paul Merson.The Reds are going into a Premier League season as defending champions for the first time and got off to a winning start with a 4-3 victory over Leeds at Anfield on Saturday.However, Jurgen Klopp has only made one senior signing this summer so far, bringing in Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos, who is only acting as an understudy for Andy Robertson at left-back.Merson feels the champions’ squad is looking perilously weak and any sort of injury crisis could seriously cost them in the defence of their title and benefit the likes of Manchester City, who can boast a much deeper squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Liverpool could easily drop to fourth,’ Merson told Sky Sports. ‘You look at the goals Liverpool let in against Leeds: wow. I just think they turned up and thought they would wipe the floor with Leeds.‘I think they need to buy someone. It would not surprise me if the finished fourth this season, and I thought that before this game. ‘It’s the same team, and they have a massive amount of players who have to play every week. Virgil van Dijk cannot get injured. The full-backs cannot get injured. They have not got anyone to replace the front three if they are injured.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If Man City get injuries, they will just play: “We’ll score more goals than you” anyway. What we’ll see later in the season is teams like Man City come into the fold massively, because their squad is too big. ‘That’s why I worry about Liverpool, there’s five or six players who must play week in, week out, otherwise the team is weakened immensely.’Liverpool have continually been linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara this summer, but that move looks no closer to being completed than any time over the last two months.That transfer could still happen, but the Reds are not expected to complete any other deals and will almost certainly end the transfer window with much the same squad they have now.MORE: Fernando Torres backs Liverpool over Chelsea in his Premier League title predictionMORE: Timo Werner delivers fitness update for Liverpool game after picking up knee injuryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 15 Sep 2020 7:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link996Shares Liverpool could easily drop to fourth in Premier League, reckons Paul Merson Commentcenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Jet Racing returning as title sponsor of IMCA Central Region for Modifieds

first_imgBEATRICE, Neb. – Jet Racing continues its long and successful association with IMCA in 2019, returning as title sponsor of the Central Region for Modifieds.  Information about Jet chassis and parts is available at the www.jetracinginc.com website, by call­ing 888 290-9696 and on Facebook.  Owned by four-time IMCA Modified national champion Johnny Saathoff, the Beatrice, Neb., chas­sis builder will furnish a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in the region encom­passing tracks in Arkansas, eastern Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Okla­homa.  Jet is in its 22nd year as an IMCA sponsor, having previously supported IMCA spe­cial events competi­tors and then Stock Car and Hobby Stock regions before taking over the Modified Central Re­gional title sponsorship in 2012.  The champion earns $2,500 and the runner-up $1,250, with $625 paid for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for sixth through 10th places. center_img A retailer of high perfor­mance parts and automotive accesso­ries, Jet also builds Northern SportMod, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact chassis. Ramsey Meyer won the 2018 Mach-1 Sport Compact national crown in a Jet-built ride.  “Jet Racing has diversified their interests and taken the expert craftsmanship of their Modifieds and applied that to a number of other divisions,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “Jet is a name you can trust as a builder in the industry and we’re proud to have had them as an IMCA sponsor for over two decades.” Drivers are required to display two Jet Racing decals on their race car to make themselves eligi­ble for point fund shares. last_img read more

Start time moved up at Super Nationals, first green flag flies at 2 p.m.

first_imgNo change has been made in the Sept. 7 race day schedule. Event officials noted the potential for impending weather in moving the program up for the final day of the 37th annual Super Nationals. Today’s first green flag flies at 2 p.m. at Boone Speedway. BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Start time for Championship Saturday at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s has been moved up an hour. last_img

IMCA Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational Super Tuesday voting is Aug. 11

first_imgCasey Skyberg Super Tuesday voting will determine 28 of the 30 drivers who start the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  Bobby Hogge IV Shawn Strand The final two All-Stars will be drivers with the top national point total and the most 40-point wins as of Aug. 28 competing at Super Nationals.  Todd Shute Daniel Gottschalk Chris Mills Cory Sample Sawyer Crigler Austin Arneson Jayden Larson Jason Wolla Junior Flores Brandon Beckendorf Kyle Rohleder Trevor Fitz-Gibbon P.J. Egbert Steven Bowers Jr. Jim Sandusky Jordan Grabouski Chris Carroll Jeremy Mills Jesse Sobbing Nick Roberts Marlyn Seidler Josh McGaha Rodney Morgan Cory Davis Jason Pershy Troy Foulger VINTON, Iowa – The Election Day all of IMCA Nation has looked forward to is Aug. 11.  Brad Pounds John Gober Wyatt Howard Josh Most Kellen Chadwick Ethan Dotson Jason Noll Chase Hansen Jim Thies Clint Hatlestad William Gould Cory Craver Cody Laney Shane DeVolder Travis Hagen Clay Hale R.C. Whitwell Alex Stanford Andy Strait Luke Hines John McCaul Tanner Black Marcus Yarie Kelsie Foley Richie Gustin Bricen James Kevin Green Ethan Braaksma Austin Kiefer Jeff Aikey Casey Arneson Marcus Tomlinson Tom Berry Jr. Dereck Rhoden               center_img Caleb Stone Chris Abelson Justin Whitehead Mitchell Hunt Aaron Johnson Cody Leonard Wade Manning Chris Elliott Ryan McDaniel Eric Barnes Fred Wojtek Ricky Thornton Jr. Tyler Wilson Zane DeVilbiss Josh Goodwin Michael Long Chris Nieman Jay Noteboom Jeff Taylor Chris Simpson Tyler Stevens Kyle Brown Tom Quint Chaz Baca Jr. Joel Rust Cayden Carter Anthony Roth Jacob Hobscheidt Josh Long Ricky Alvarado The 17th annual Fast Shafts Invitational will be Friday, Sept. 11 at Boone Speedway. Any driver(s) who believes they should be on the following list of candidates should contact IMCA as soon as possible so their All-Star status can be verified. No additions to the ballot will be made on Super Tuesday.  The top three vote recipients from each of the five IMCA Modified regions become All-Stars, with their region of candidacy determined by where they made the majority of their sanctioned starts. The next 13 drivers with the highest vote totals, regardless of region, join the All-Star field.  Zach Madrid Collen Winebarger Tripp Gaylord Clay Money Nick Trenchard Robby Sawyer Jake O’Neil Jon White Jr. Brandon Smith Justin McCreadie Hunter Marriott Kollin Hibdon Nevin Kennemore Matt Szecsodi A.J. Ward Johnny Whitman David Goode Jr. Jesse Rogotzke Bob Moore Eric Tomlinson Rob VanMil Nick Meyer Tim Ward Jeremy Frenier Drew Armstrong Jeff Larson Mike Mullen All voting will be conducted that day through the IMCA Facebook page, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST.  Trever Sloan Wyatt Block Kelly Shryock Philip Houstonlast_img read more

Maradona resigns as Gimnasia manager

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: Argentina cancel football season I’m the man to restore Man United to glory — Maradona Maradona arrested at airport over £5m debt Footballing legend Diego Maradona has resigned from his role as head coach of Argentinian side Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata less than three months after taking the job.The position with Gimnasia was Maradona’s first managerial spell in Argentina since 2010 when he was in charge of the national side.The 59-year-old joined the club while they were bottom of the Superliga Argentina table, managing three wins out of eight and taking El Lobo up to 22nd on ten points.Maradona’s playing pedigree is regarded as one of the best in football history, however his managerial career is yet to measure up to such grandeur. The legendary playmaker began the coaching side of his career in 1994 and has been at the hilt of six clubs since his managerial debut with Textil Mandiyu. Tags: Diego MaradonaDiego Maradonnalast_img read more

McIlroy rises to sixth

first_img Scott could have lost top spot after just a week if he had finished outside the top 13 in the Crowne Plaza Invitational, but ended up beating Jason Dufner in a play-off at Colonial. Latest leading positions and points averages: 1 Adam Scott (Aus) 8.94, 2 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 7.78, 3 Tiger Woods (USA) 7.64, 4 M att Kuchar (USA) 7.03, 5 Bubba Watson (USA) 6.96, 6 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 6.91, 7 Jason Day (Aus) 6.50, 8 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 6.16, 9 Justin Rose (Eng) 6.05, 10 Jordan Spieth (USA) 6.00, 11 Phil Mickelson (USA) 5.64, 12 Jim Furyk (USA) 5.42, 13 Zach Johnson (USA) 5.24, 14 Dustin Johnson (USA) 4.84, 15 Jason Dufner (USA) 4.50, 16 Luke Donald (Eng) 4.37, 17 Jimmy Walker (USA) 4.28, 18 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 4.25, 19 Steve Stricker (USA) 4.16, 20 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 4.11 Rory McIlroy’s dramatic victory in the BMW PGA Championship has lifted him four places in the latest world rankings. Press Associationcenter_img McIlroy moves up from 10th to sixth following his one-shot win over Ireland’s Shane Lowry at Wentworth, with the two-time major winner only taking the outright lead for the first time on the 71st hole. Sweden’s Henrik Stenson has climbed to second after finishing joint seventh behind McIlroy, but that was not enough to overtake number one Adam Scott. last_img read more

PBG police find explosives during DUI stop

first_imgPolice made an explosive discovery during what was supposed to be a routine DUI stop in Palm Beach Gardens on Sunday.Fred Otto Jr., 59, was arrested after police found six homemade explosives in his pickup truck.Police initially sought Otto over what was believed to be a domestic dispute.Authorities found a woman in the middle of the street who told them Otto had left her there after a heated exchange.Otto was then seen by police making a U-turn.An officer followed him after he reportedly knocked down the lane dividers in the road while attempting to flee.The officer pulled him over, conducted a DUI investigation, and called a tow truck to the scene.As the tow truck driver began preparations to take the vehicle, he noticed possible explosive devices inside.A Palm Beach Gardens detective verified some of the items as being homemade explosives and others to be commercial fireworks.The Bomb Squad with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.According to the arrest report, the bomb squad found six destructive devices inside the pickup truck.The devices were in cardboard tubes, filled with explosive powder and a fuse.The powder, according to a detective with experience as an FBI-certified bomb technician, “presumptively” tested positive for chlorate-based explosives.Otto is from Pompano Beach and has a record, including a prior arrest by the ATF in Miami, according to the arrest report.A spokesman for Palm Beach Gardens Police says the case is now in the hands of federal authorities.He is facing multiple charges, including six counts of possession of explosives and one DUI charge.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

Braun: ‘Upsets’ create Big Ten drama

first_imgThe term “upset” in the Big Ten has a bit of a skewed meaning. Sure, if an unranked team beats a ranked one, that denotes an upset, but in a conference where any team can seemingly win on any given day, does such a term even have a place in the Big Ten?Take the current situation with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. The Badgers haven’t been taking care of the ball, they’ve been playing poor team defense and can’t make a shot when it counts.But even though the team hasn’t been playing up to par over the past several games, it’s not because it isn’t a good team.Going into the game against Illinois, the Badgers were No. 2 in the nation in strength of schedule. Also, realtimeRPI.com ranked Wisconsin No. 23 in the country in RPI, which proves how tough the Badgers’ schedule has been so far.Surprised? Just think about it — aside from Iowa, every team the Badgers have lost to has been ranked. That includes Connecticut, Marquette, Texas and three Big Ten teams: Purdue, Minnesota and Illinois.So, maybe the Badgers aren’t that bad, it might just be the teams they’re playing are really good. Also remember the Badgers beat Michigan and Virginia Tech, a team that just beat top-ranked Wake Forest.With that said, the Badgers are in the Big Ten — a much tougher conference than it was last year. Teams like Michigan, Northwestern and Minnesota — squads that couldn’t even compete in the Big Ten last year — are now making noise in and out of the conference.On the same day Iowa upset the Badgers, Northwestern went into East Lansing and knocked off No. 7 Michigan State. A year ago, the Wildcats — who didn’t win a single conference game — would call that a pipe dream.Simply put, the bad teams have improved, and the good teams have gotten better. In the same conference that only sent four teams to the NCAA Tournament last season, it keeps looking like it will send at least six teams to the big dance this season.Already this year, seven out of the 11 teams in the Big Ten have been ranked in the top 25, including the Badgers. So don’t think just because Wisconsin is on a four-game losing streak that they’re not good.But it doesn’t mean their record is going to get any better.Playing at home against No. 18 Purdue, a team Wisconsin hasn’t beaten since the 2006-07 season, won’t make things any easier for the Badgers.But it also won’t make things easy for the Boilermakers.Even though Purdue has a better record than Wisconsin and is ranked in the top 25, you can bet PU head coach Matt Painter is dreading playing a Badger team that hasn’t won since Jan. 7.Illinois head coach Bruce Weber may have put it best when asked in an interview with The Daily Illini, the University of Illinois’ student newspaper, what he thought about Wisconsin before the two schools met.“For us, it looks like it’s not a good time to play them,” Weber said.Surely Painter is thinking the same thing. With a team not accustomed to losing, especially not in streaks, you can bet UW head coach Bo Ryan and the rest of the Badgers will bring their top game on Tuesday.After being upset by Iowa and losing to Minnesota at the Kohl Center, surely the Badgers and even the Boilermakers could be thinking upset.But then again, even if the Badgers win, will it really be an upset?Jonah is a sophomore majoring in journalism and Hebrew and Semitic studies. Have your own opinions on the strength of the Big Ten? Are the Badgers really that bad? Send him your thoughts at jbraun@badgerherald.com.last_img read more