Youth health issues to take centre stage at World Congress on Adolescent Health

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Theme pushes for more investments in youth for a healthy ‘New India’With the largest population of adolescents in the world, it is only fitting thatIndia hosts this year’s World Congress on Adolescent Health. Pegged as the biggest global event in adolescent health and held once every four years, the International Association for Adolescent Health’s 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health, ‘Investing in Adolescent Health – the Future is Now’ will be held in New Delhi from October 27-29 2017.The agenda for Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the new Global Strategy on Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health have brought adolescence to the centre-stage. Even while the mortality of adolescents globally stands at staggering 1.3 million deaths per year, and considered a time of risk for health, adolescence is increasingly now recognised as a period of opportunity for health, in which individuals gain the assets and resources to sustain health across the life-course.The World Congress seeks to cover topical themes through discussions in sessions such as ‘Global adolescent health: Opportunities and challenges’, ‘Programming for adolescent health in India: RKSK and beyond’, ‘Toward a gendered approach to adolescent health’, ‘Mental health and adolescents’, and more.The World Congress is being organised under the supportive leadership of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child (MAMTA) is the lead organisation that is hosting the World Congress with a consortium of partners including Pathfinder International, Population Foundation of India (PFI), Population Services International (PSI), and The YP Foundation. The World Congress also has scientific support from Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI). Related Posts Youth health issues to take centre stage at World Congress on Adolescent Health The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalscenter_img By salil sule on September 21, 2017 News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Share Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Mobile money drives Safaricom H1 earnings growth

first_img Previous ArticleSmartphone market slowdown continuesNext ArticleAgcom provokes Iliad ire over licence extensions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 NOV 2018 Safaricom holds Amazon talks on mobile money move Kenyan market leader Safaricom booked an 18 per cent year-on-year rise in revenue from its m-Pesa mobile money service during the first half of its fiscal year, with 21 million active users on the platform.The company reported revenue of KES35.5 billion ($350 million) for m-Pesa in the six month period to the end of September, with 30-day active user numbers up almost 9 per cent on the same period of 2017.Safaricom said the growth in m-Pesa was partly driven by an increase in users making peer-to-peer payments and a rise in new business customers.Its agent footprint increased 10 per cent on its previous fiscal H1 to 162,000, more than six-times higher than its nearest mobile money competitor, Communications Authority of Kenya figures showed.Outside of gains in its mobile money division, the operator reported an 11 per cent rise in mobile data revenue to KES19 billion. Group revenue of KES118 billion was up almost 8 per cent, with net profit of KES31.5 billion 20 per cent higher.Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore (pictured) said: “We achieved solid results driven by strong m-Pesa gains [and] further diversification of our revenue mix to tap into new growth areas and investment in new revenue streams.”He added moving forward the company would continue to invest in perceived growth areas including its agriculture management and mobile health platforms, alongside reiterating his aim to export its m-Pesa model to other markets, a strategy first outlined alongside major shareholder Vodacom in 2017. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Safaricom negocia el uso de m-Pesa como medio de pago en Amazon Author Relatedcenter_img Chris Donkin Money Home Mobile money drives Safaricom H1 earnings growth earningsM-PESASafaricom Tags Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licencelast_img read more

Rockpoint Group settles alleged rent-stabilization violations for $5M

first_imgKeith Gelb and Bill Walton with 63 and 67 Wall Street (Rockpoint, Google Maps)A Wall Street landlord has settled a lawsuit brought by its tenants over alleged rent-regulation violations.Rockpoint Group, a Boston private equity firm, will pay a $5 million settlement to as many as 4,800 current and former tenants in two Financial District buildings, Crain’s reported.Attorneys representing the tenants at 63 and 67 Wall Street filed a class-action lawsuit in November 2019, alleging that Rockpoint benefited from a state tax program for 14 years while offering market-rate leases. The 421-g program allows landlords to forgo property taxes, but requires them to offer rent-regulated leases.Rockpoint’s two Financial District buildings have a total of 795 units, with rents going from $2,235 per month for a studio to $5,350 for a one-bedroom equipped with a home office.ADVERTISEMENTThe Rockpoint lawsuit followed a string of similar cases that have cropped up in the past 18 months. The lawsuits were filed after New York’s highest court ruled in June 2019 that because landlord Clipper Equity received the 421g tax break at 50 Murray Street, tenants in that building were legally owed rent-stabilized leases and possibly back rent.Rockpoint has been an active investor in New York in recent years, partnering with Brooksville Company to buy Starrett City, the massive 46-building federally subsidized housing complex in East New York. The developers bought the building in 2018 for $905 million.[Crain’s] — Georgia Kromrei Share via Shortlink TagsReal Estate LawsuitsRent Regulationsrockpoint groupcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Canadian Dressage Team 11th at WEG

first_img Email* Mill Spring, NC – The Canadian Dressage Team returned to centreline on Sept. 13 at the FEI World Equestrian Games ™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) in Mill Spring, NC for the final day of team competition, where they earned 11th place.Together, Megan Lane of Loretto, ON, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint Bruno, QC, Jill Irving of Moncton, NB, and Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON earned a team total score of 206.538 in the Grand Prix to wrap up their WEG 2018 experience.Germany was crowned the winning team on a score of 242.950. The United States took silver on 233.136, while Great Britain earned bronze (229.628). Isabelle Werth of Germany topped the individual standings with Bella Rose on a score of 84.829%.After Trussell and Irving kicked things off during day one of dressage competition, Lane and Fraser-Beaulieu closed out the Canadian performances on day two.Fraser-Beaulieu was riding high after representing the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) as flag bearer in the opening ceremony, and her week continued to improve after she piloted All In (Tango x Damiro), a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding she co-owns with her husband, Marc-Andre Beaulieu and father, Craig Fraser, to a score of 70.016% in her WEG debut.“I had a little mistake in the zig zag, but it felt amazing,” said Fraser-Beaulieu, who also rode All In at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games, helping the Canadian Dressage Team earn the silver medal. “He went in that ring – and there is a lot of atmosphere in there – and he was totally with me. Overall, I am so proud of him.”Highlighted by high scores for individual movements, including 7.9 for one-tempis and 7.1 for extended trot, Beaulieu’s performance made her the top-placed Canadian of the Games in 33rd place, just shy of the top 30 invited forward into the Grand Prix Special on Sept. 14.Partnered with Zodiac MW, Megan Lane of Loretto, ON completed her fourth consecutive major games for the Canadian Dressage Team at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 on Sept.13, 2018.Photo Credit – © Cealy TetleyLane, who was also part of the silver medalist team in 2015 and competing in her fourth consecutive major games for the Canadian Dressage Team, picked up a hard-earned score of 60.901% aboard Zodiac MW (Rousseau x Amethist), a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Deer Ridge Equestrian.Canadian fans are accustomed to seeing Lane with her long-time veteran partner, Caravella, who she competed with at all levels, from Young Rider to the 2016 Rio Olympics. For the past few years, Lane has also focused on bringing Zodiac MW up through the ranks, reaching the grand prix level in early 2018. In his first major games experience, Zodiac MW had a few bobbles in the piaffe movements mid-way through the test, but recovered to finish on a high note, earning scores of 7.4 in the canter pirouettes, 7.3 for a flying change, and nailing the final piaffe.“Zodiac came in a bit tense, but that was to be expected because it’s his first international championship,” explained Lane. “He’s been doing the grand prix for less than a year. At this phase in their life, you don’t really know what’s going to happen in the arena, but I am very proud of him. He finished really well, which I am happy with.”Lane concluded, “Horses really keep you humble. It’s a very humbling sport. You live and learn.”With the team competition concluded, the focus now turns to individual competition in dressage. The top 30 athletes will move forward to compete for individual honours in the Grand Prix Special on Sept. 14. From there, the 15 best-placed athletes will have the opportunity to perform their custom choreography set to music during the fan-favourite Grand Prix Freestyle on Sept. 16.As Canada did not finish among the top six teams at WEG, the team did not qualify for a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Canada will now need to qualify at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enewscenter_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Tags: 2018 World Equestrian Games, 2018 WEG Dressage, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Amazon Studios Acquires Rights To Merle Haggard Biopic Project, Sam Rockwell Reportedly Attached To Star

first_imgProduction on film and television projects may still be on pause thanks to COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped Amazon Studios from acquiring the rights for a biopic project focusing on late outlaw country legend Merle Haggard, who died on his 79th birthday back in April 2016. According to a report shared by Deadline on Tuesday, Oscar-winning actor Sam Rockwell has signed on to play Haggard, while Robin Bissell will direct and co-write film’s script alongside Merle’s widow, Theresa Haggard.The biopic will be based on Haggard’s 1981 memoir, Sing Me Back Home, which told the story of his humble beginnings in California in the years following the Great Depression and his journey through country music beginning in the early 1960s. Haggard’s career led him to become a country-western icon after gaining national fame for his 1969 hit, “Okie From Muskogee”. The song came at the height of the Vietnam War era, although the attention frustrated Haggard as he thought the counterculture movement did not understand the true nature of war. Haggard’s 1968 single, “Mama Tried”, became a live favorite of the Grateful Dead, who covered the high-energy country tune throughout their career.Related: Watch Bob Weir Perform “Mama Tried” In Tribute To Merle Haggard At The Ryman AuditoriumRockwell will reportedly do all of his own singing for the film, which will pick up during the years when Haggard was an inmate at San Quentin State Prison, where he watched the first prison performance from Johnny Cash. Along with telling the story of his career beginnings through the 1960s, the film will also focus on Merle’s complicated love affair with his singing partner and future wife Bonnie Owens.The untitled film project currently has no official release date, and it will be tough to gauge when film production will be able to resume in cities like Los Angeles where businesses are under threat of closing again due to COVID-19. Haggard was remembered by many following his death in 2016, including longtime colleagues and friends like Willie Nelson.[H/T Deadline]last_img read more

Brain research suggests: If your child is bilingual, learning additional languages later might be easier

first_imgEmail It is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first study to examine bilingual and monolingual brains as they learn an additional language offers new evidence that supports this hypothesis, researchers say.The study, conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center and published in the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, suggests that early bilingualism helps with learning languages later in life.“The difference is readily seen in language learners’ brain patterns. When learning a new language, bilinguals rely more than monolinguals on the brain processes that people naturally use for their native language,” says the study’s senior researcher, Michael T. Ullman, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Georgetown. Pinterest Share LinkedIncenter_img Share on Facebook Share on Twitter “We also find that bilinguals appear to learn the new language more quickly than monolinguals,” says lead author Sarah Grey, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of modern languages and literatures at Fordham University. Grey worked with Ullman and co-author Cristina Sanz, PhD, on this study for her PhD research at Georgetown. Sanz is a professor of applied linguistics at Georgetown.The 13 bilingual college students enrolled in this study grew up in the U.S. with Mandarin-speaking parents, and learned both English and Mandarin at an early age. The matched comparison group consisted of 16 monolingual college students, who spoke only English fluently.The researchers studied Mandarin-English bilinguals because both of these languages differ structurally from the new language being learned. The new language was a well-studied artificial version of a Romance language, Brocanto2, that participants learned to both speak and understand. Using an artificial language allowed the researchers to completely control the learners’ exposure to the language.The two groups were trained on Brocanto2 over the course of about a week. At both earlier and later points of training, learners’ brain patterns were examined with electroencephalogram (EEG) electrodes on their scalps, while they listened to Brocanto2 sentences. This captures the natural brain-wave activity as the brain processes language.They found clear bilingual/monolingual differences. By the end of the first day of training, the bilingual brains, but not the monolingual brains, showed a specific brain-wave pattern, termed the P600. P600s are commonly found when native speakers process their language. In contrast, the monolinguals only began to exhibit P600 effects much later during learning – by the last day of training. Moreover, on the last day, the monolinguals showed an additional brain-wave pattern not usually found in native speakers of languages.“There has been a lot of debate about the value of early bilingual language education,” says Grey. “Now, with this small study, we have novel brain-based data that points towards a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grow up bilingual.”The other study co-author is psycholinguist Kara Morgan-Short, PhD, from the University of Illinois at Chicago, who also conducted her graduate work with Sanz and Ullman.last_img read more

Port executive appointments for France

first_imgThe port authority backed a French transport ministry proposal nominating the Port of Dunkirk’s head, Cabau Woehrel, for the role of ceo, and her appointment to the board will now be ratified by a ministerial decree.Forneri has served on the board since it was established in 2009, while Andre is a newly appointed member of the supervisory board.A maximum of three further executive directors will be nominated by the new ceo for approval at an impending meeting of the supervisory board.Elsewhere in France, Jean-Philippe Laille has been re-elected president of the Council of Development for HAROPA’s Port of Rouen. Marseilles www.marseilles-port.frwww.haropaports.comlast_img read more

Wins for Allen and Simpson while Trevor Breen aims for Hickstead Derby hat-trick

first_img Tags: 25 June 2016, 12:26 Wins for Allen and Simpson while Trevor Breen aims for Hickstead Derby hat-trick Ireland’s Bertram Allen and the grey mare Molly Malone V, raced to victory in the Prix Massimo Dutti trophy in Monaco yesterday (Friday), after a 13 horse jump-off that had spectators on the edge of their seats.Allen and Molly Malone produced a double clear round in 34.56 seconds to land the feature class of the day, in one of the smallest arena’s on the Global Tour circuit – nestled between the Formula 1 pit lane and super yachts birthed nearby at Port Hercule harbour.center_img Home  »  General  »  Wins for Allen and Simpson while Trevor Breen aims for Hickstead Derby hat-trick The Irish flag flies high on the French Riviera, where Wexford’s Bertram Allen and Molly Malone took victory in the Massimo Dutti trophy. Irish fans will be hoping for another win when Ireland take on France in the Euro 2016 last 16 match in Paris on Sunday (Photo: Stefano Grasso/LGCT)Belgium’s Jérôme Guery finished under a tenth of a second behind with Alicante in runner-up spot, while Germany’s David Will came home in third with Cento Du Rouet.Allen will line-out in today’s Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Monaco along with fellow Irish rider Denis Lynch.Meanwhile Derry-born David Simpson also scored a win for Ireland on Friday at the Hickstead Derby meeting in the UK. Simpson guided Gotti Van Paemel to victory in the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial with the only double clear round of the competition. Tipperary’s Shane Breen finished third with Acoustik Solo Du Baloubet.The world famous Hickstead Derby takes place tomorrow Sunday, with Trevor Breen hoping to join an elite list of riders who have won the Derby three times in-a-row. Breen scored his first Derby win in 2014 with the one-eyed wonder horse Adventure De Kannan, before adding a second victory in 2015 with The Irish Sport Horse, Loughnatousa WB.Nick Skelton, Michael Whitaker and Peter Charles have won the Derby three years in-a-row, while Eddie Macken and the wonderful Boomerang, after whom the Hickstead Derby trophy is now named, remain the only combination to win on four occasions  – from 1976 to 1979.last_img read more