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The Oklahoma State secondary will have its hands full when the Cowboys take on the Red Raiders this Saturday. Texas Tech Quarterback Pat Mahomes II leads the nation’s No. 1 passing offense, and the junior is currently averaging 490 yards a game.The Red Raider offense is a downfield passing attack, but it doesn’t just consist of deep bombs and vertical routes.Yes, a typical Texas Tech game includes chunk plays like this.And this.But their offense as a whole isn’t driven by such plays. Rather, TTU accumulates most of their passing yardage on quick throws that get the ball into the hands of their talented receivers.Tech does have a quick passing game, but most of their short passes come on run-pass options like this one.Notice how the receiver runs a quick flat route as opposed to a bubble route. The flat route is quicker and it gets more immediate yardage. The cornerbacks on the blocking receivers have to respect them as vertical threats and therefore do not jam them at the line, allowing the receivers to properly set up their blocks.Here’s another example, this time with a crossbuck run play and out-go combination to the twins side. The receiver is left uncovered, and in a pass-happy offense filled with RPOs, this is practically giving free yardage to the Red Raiders.Not all route attachments stretch the defense horizontally; many of their RPOs feature quick-hitting routes downfield. Take this play, for example, that combines an inside zone with a slot skinny slant.Texas Tech uses these plays at least a handful on every drive. This is important because of how the OSU defense is structured. If you’ve watched the OSU defense closely this season, you might have noticed that they frequently align in their base nickel set with one or two receivers (depending on the formation) uncovered.Leaving slot receivers uncovered, in many cases, is (as mentioned before) practically giving away free yardage. Even if the linebackers in the box have zone responsibilities in that area, they still have run-first responsibility, and because they have to respect the run threat of the RPO, will often not be able to get to the slot receivers in time if they are thrown to.If that’s what defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer & Co. decide to do to stop the deep ball, so be it. But they still have to be wary of the potential danger of the short pass.How will the OSU defense fare against the Red Raiders? Leave your predictions below in the comments! While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Brad Underwood is not afraid of ChangeThis is tremendous on how Underwood flipped OSU’s season.The big difference this time around was that the antidote for Oklahoma State’s ailments wasn’t a spread offense or a lineup rearrangement. It was, however, a deviation from what Underwood had had success with in the past. “You kind of have to get out of your own way,” he says. “It was about helping this team become the best it can be. And that’s my obligation.” [Yahoo]Music to these ears.Loss won’t LingerUnderwood doesn’t expect the Wednesday outcome to result in a Cowboy hangover or anything that might resemble the slump of January.“Boy, I sure hope we’re not that shallow,” he said. “You don’t go to West Virginia and win, and you don’t go to (OU) and beat a Lon Kruger team, without being a good basketball team.“I can’t say enough how good this league is. My goodness, you better not feel too sorry for yourself. You better strap it up and go. See you Saturday.” [Tulsa World]Oh yes we will.Move The College Hoops Season?May Madness?The riskier strategy is making it a one-semester sport. Ideally, it could make almost the entire season relevant nationally. It would certainly be true for early-season matchups, where titanic battles between blue-blooded, top-10 teams are commonplace. Far more common than in college football. But for basketball, games like Kentucky-North Carolina and Indiana-Kansas earlier this year barely registered for sports fans at large. [Sports On Earth]As proprietor of a college sports blog, I’m all in on either of these ideas.OSU and NCAA NotesNick Saban keeps going through offensive coordinators … Great Jordan Sterns interview here with CRFF (killing it on the interviews, guys!) … Gundy will probably name an OL coach by the end of the week … Yo … what?VCU allowed a go-ahead 3-pt FG with 0.4 seconds left in each of its last 2 games. VCU won both games. pic.twitter.com/r9wjhyGHgb— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 9, 2017What You Missed On PFBHow Mike Gundy gets his team and coaches on the same page.Why is Oklahoma State not better at recruiting?Notebook on last night’s game.Wednesday night was a glimpse of what GIA could be again.More Stuff I’m ReadingWhat does Durant, OK think of Kevin Durant’s return? …
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. However you feel about Sports Illustrated — and many of you have made it quite clear that you have very strong feelings about this — it’s undeniable that Mason Rudolph being a recent cover boy is good for Oklahoma State University.Mike Gundy said as much at his recent Cowboy Caravan in Tulsa when he called it a “big deal for OSU to be on the cover.” Rudolph of course downplayed the entire thing, but his teammates said recently they’ve given him some flak. James Washington may have been the ringleader.“We got on to him a little bit,” said Washington. “We always give him a hard time no matter what it is. But I’m happy for him. (We got on to him) for the pose. He’s not the type of guy to run 50 yards touchdowns … Sometimes he thinks he does. We gave him a hard time about that.”When he was reminded that Rudolph is running on the cover, Washington said, “Yeah, probably running out of bounds or something.”AdChoices广告The whole thing was pretty great. But it also points to a larger narrative — that Oklahoma State is getting all kinds of attention leading up to this season. Sports Illustrated, the Coaches Poll, CBS Sports All-American teams. The whole thing.“I say it’s good, but that was last year, not this year,” said cornerback A.J. Green of the love OSU has been getting from the media. “We have something more to prove and we’re coming for more this year than we did last year. It’s good and it’s a stepping stone, but it’s a block we need to step over.”I know Mike Gundy wouldn’t trade it. He’s all about leveraging whatever foothold OSU has in the national media conscience for the good of the future of the program. That’s part of the reason OSU is playing on Thursday and Friday evening to start the season.So no matter how all of this ends, this summer and lead-in to the fall have been fantastic fun. I just hope the wave doesn’t dissipate once the lights come on in September and October.
Thank key partners and sponsorsAlert the community to Day-of challenges and contests (especially if they change hourly)Inspire the community with Day-of rewards or incentivesAsk the community to GIVE and SHAREMention the Campaign Hashtag and URL Volunteer Event coordinatorIf your nonprofit is hosting a hands-on service event for #GivingTuesday, the volunteer service coordinator should be part of the war room team. Ask them to provide photos, quotes, and results from the volunteer activity that can be shared with potential supporters online and in email. Make this #GivingTuesday your best yet! Kick off your year-end fundraising with our tools, training and matching funds. It doesn’t matter if your organization has 2 staff members or 200, you can raise money on #GivingTuesday and we can help.Free #GivingTuesday resources are available to all nonprofits through Network for Good’s All TUEgether campaign. Network for Good customers can leverage matching funds for all donations made on December 1, 2015. Plus, customers have access to expert coaching, new donors, and exclusive resources to help plan a stellar #GivingTuesday campaign.Not a Network for Good customer yet? No problem. Sign up for a demo and find out how easy it is to raise money online. Get ready to have your best giving season ever. Work hard, have fun, focus on your goals, and it will be a great #GivingTuesday! Set up a #Givingtuesday ‘war room’ so the team is all together in one place. There will be hard work to do and a party atmosphere will make a long day more fun.Consider these suggestions to elevate the excitement and spur the efforts of your staff and volunteers: Make #GivingTuesday an event for your team, and a win for those you serve. In just a few days #GivingTuesday will be here. Whether you’ve planned for months or just for a week or two, there’s one more thing you can do to make it a great day for your nonprofit.Organizations large and small can put their campaigns over the top on #GivingTuesday by creating a “day of generosity” that involves your staff, board, and volunteers. Plan a day of hard-working fun that involves your team in outreach and celebration as you hit milestones toward your goal.The recommendations below are targeted at a mid-sized organization, so scale the plan for your day up or down to fit your organization’s capacity. Make it a party! Provide special t-shirts, wristbands, hats or other swag if you have it. If you don’t, consider asking each team member to wear something in the colors of your organization’s logo to create that spirit of a team.Have food throughout the day.Have a first gift ceremony, where the team members contribute whatever they can to the campaign and put that total on the board as the “founders” gifts for the campaign.Take an UNselfie of each team member and one of the whole team together and post on social media.Have a visible tally board so everyone can see when you are getting close to key milestones Phone outreach teamYour phones can be the most powerful weapon on #GivingTuesday. You can organize an actual phone-a-thon of sorts, reaching out to supporters to thank them for past generosity and invite them to join your #GivingTuesday campaign. At a minimum, you should reach out to board members, key friends of your organization, and active volunteers to enlist their participation as givers or sharers.Donor supportAssign one or more people to be available to answer questions from donors should they arise.Social outreach staff The social team will be the ambassadors of excitement for the campaign. They will focus on: Covering the dayYour #GivingTuesday staff plan should cover a time period from about 8am to 10pm. The busiest donation periods are likely to be from 9am to 3pm and 7pm to 10pm, and these are the windows when you’ll want the most coverage.Suggested staff rolesLeaderAppoint a leader so campaign staff have a single point of contact for questions throughout the day. The leader should have a list of contact information for all staff and partners (include cell phone numbers and email addresses). He or she should be ready to address technology issues should there be problems with your online giving site. Have the phone number of your software provider handy in the event there is an issue. He or she may also be assigned as designated representative to talk with the media if there is press interest in your campaign.The leader (or a designee) should be ready with talking points highlighting the key aspects of the campaign. · Building excitement by posting content to social media channels.Engaging with followers, fans, tweets.Promoting key milestone content such as Goal Updates, Prize winners, media coverage.Alerting other staff to any social postings related to issues or questions.Forwarding any social postings from the media to the team leader.
‘Rookie of the Year’ for an organization new to the N4G Family: Our Little RosesLittle girls begging for food is an all too common sight in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in Central America. Our Little Roses (OLR) provides a full-time residential home for abused, abandoned and neglected girls in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, dedicated to transforming neglected girls into productive, joyful young women. The girls who arrive at Our Little Roses often come from overwhelming situations of abject poverty, physical or sexual abuse, abandonment and oppression.Our Little Roses new Executive Director, Cheryl Chapman, followed a legendary founder who recently retired after 25 years. Cheryl is not a professional fundraiser, but clearly she is a fundraiser at heart. Just six weeks ago, she decided that OLR needed a much improved online giving capability and she turned to Network for Good. She followed the NFG recommendations for best practices and geared up to launch her first-ever #GivingTuesday campaign. OLR’s straightforward, focused campaign was so successful that they were in the top ten for dollars raised among all N4G organizations!Key tacticsOLR focused on board activation and email outreach as core strategies for #GivingTuesday. They also highlighted the availability of NFG matching funds and bonus funds. Throughout the day they used their leaderboard standing as a reason to pump up their communication.Key elementsBeginning Thanksgiving week, OLR actively communicated with their board about the campaign, the opportunity for matching funds, and the importance of spreading the word about Our Little Roses to friends and family.On #GivingTuesday, OLR sent two emails, one in the morning and one in the evening.They actively marketed their leaderboard standing on Facebook throughout the day.A supporter was so energized by the success of the OLR #GivingTuesday campaign that he came forward on December 3rd with an unsolicited offer to match the entire campaign! Honorable Mention Most Donors: Harding UniversityHarding University is a liberal arts college in Arkansas with about 6200 students. With the growing popularity of giving days among colleges, the team at Harding has been thinking about launching a giving day. In November, they decided that #GivingTuesday would be a great day to test the concept.Key tacticsBranded campaign theme and visuals5 emails sent during the last 10 days leading up to and on #GivingTuesdayThank you email sent early on 12/3Fun contests launched during Thanksgiving week on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to build excitement for the campaignA video of their President sharing the goals of the campaign was shared on social channels and included in the email on Monday 12/2On #GivingTuesday, they posted on social channels at least hourly and asked faculty, students and staff to share activelyA #GivingTuesday giving area was set up in the student commons with tables, iPads, couches, donuts, balloons to spur spontaneous giving and sharing – and great picture opportunities. Most time on the Leaderboards without “Winning” a Category: Sankara Eye FoundationSankara Eye Foundation (SEF) is dedicated to eradicating curable blindness in India. Sankara has a big job: to provide eye health and surgery for the 55 million blind people in India. They are heavily volunteer driven with only 1 full-time and 2 part-time staff people.Key tacticsSEF participated in #GivingTuesday for the first time this year. They developed their campaign as one element in a year-long matching gift challenge. The campaign message centered around the concept that for less that the cost of a movie and popcorn, you can give the gift of sight. Hey also focused on the opportunity to earn extra funds by winning a category in the N4G Gives campaign as an additional motivator.Key elements“Thanks for providing 1.2 million free surgeries” email on the Monday of Thanksgiving week, highlighting opportunity to give on #GivingTuesdayOn the day of #GT, heavy focus on outreach through social channels, including individual channels of CEO and Development DirectorPublicized the campaign on portals of a couple of related advocacy organizationsRan a few targeted radio ads to build awareness for their campaignProvided hourly updates of their progress moving up the leaderboards Make this #GivingTuesday your best yet! Kick off your year-end fundraising with our tools, training and matching funds. It doesn’t matter if your organization has 2 staff members or 200, you can raise money on #GivingTuesday and we can help.Free #GivingTuesday resources are available to all nonprofits through Network for Good’s All TUEgether campaign. Network for Good customers can leverage matching funds for all donations made on December 1, 2015. Plus, customers have access to expert coaching, new donors, and exclusive resources to help plan a stellar #GivingTuesday campaign.Not a Network for Good customer yet? No problem. Sign up for a demo and find out how easy it is to raise money online. Get ready to have your best giving season ever. Network for Good hosted a special #GivingTuesday campaign, N4G Gives, focused on equipping nonprofits with the tools and knowledge for #GivingTuesday success. The N4G Gives campaign provided free #GivingTuesday resources to the entire nonprofit community and special training and matching funds to nonprofits using DonateNow, our online giving platform. In addition to matching funds, we also recognized the leaders in 10 fundraising categories with special awards. Read about seven special award winners below and learn more about the top three winners in a previous post.Honorable Mention Most Dollars Raised: The Sikh CoalitionThe Sikh Coalition was founded by volunteers on the night of September 11, 2001 in response to a torrent of violent attacks against Sikh Americans throughout the United States. The Sikh Coalition is the largest Sikh American advocacy and community development organization in the United States. Today, the Sikh Coalition works toward the realization of civil and human rights for all people.Key tacticsThe Sikh Coalition built their #GivingTuesday campaign around a core tenet of Sikhism focused on the obligation to be generous. They “love #GivingTuesday because of the urgency created around a one-day campaign and the ability to inspire donors to give earlier in December.”Key elementsTwo emails really drove the campaign. On Monday, 12/1, they sent an email out focused on driving #GT donations in a general way. On #GivingTuesday, they sent an email focused on the story of the wife of a Sikh hate crime victim. They believe it was a powerful one-two punch and their results would support that.Then, on #GivingTuesday, the Sikh Coalition rallied their supporters around the competition of the N4G Gives campaign. They shared updates about their position on the leaderboard through social channels throughout the day.As they saw their position rising on the leaderboards, they asked a longtime supporter to add a match to dollars raised, which he did, and they were able to build significant momentum late in the day. (This willingness for a donor to come forward with matching funds on the day of a campaign with good momentum is something we have seen in many giving days around the country.) Honorable Mention, Most New Recurring Donors: YogaSeed Collective Yoga Seed Collective is a group of community members who bring yoga to vulnerable and high risk populations that suffer from high rates of chronic disease, behavioral health problems and lack of accessibility to culturally sensitive services.Key tacticsYoga Seed focused its #GivingTuesday campaign on recurring givers at $15 a month. They believe that, while recurring donors may produce lower donations in December, the long-term impact of committed sustaining donors is more powerful in the long run. They even plan to refocus 2015 development efforts so that half their time is spent on communicating and collaborating with these dedicated supporters, instead of constantly asking for more.Key elementsYoga Seed focused heavily on social marketing for #GT.They created and shared a youtube video alongside thank you memes.One of the most creative campaign elements we saw were the personal graphics that Yoga Seed created for supporters, like the example on the right. N4G Staff Pick for Best Campaign: Badass Brooklyn Animal RescueBadass Brooklyn Animal Rescue (BBAR) won over the N4G team with their amazing campaign and straightforward mission: Saving badass dogs from idiot humans. BBAR is a nonprofit, all-volunteer dog rescue composed of a network of fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue sweet, adoptable dogs from high kill, rural shelters in the southern U.S. and get them adopted into wonderful forever homes.BBAR has grown through the commitment of its passionate volunteers and they recognized earlier this year that they need to define a strategy for sustainable funding streams. Recurring givers were identified as a key emphasis. And #GivingTuesday became the jumping off point for their first-ever planned campaign.Key tacticsWhat made the BBAR campaign special was that they brought together an actual rescue of 11 dogs from a shelter in Georgia (the #GivingTuesday dogs) with email and social outreach. They live tweeted and instagrammed the rescue of the 11 dogs while asking supporters to give, spread the word, and set up a recurring gift.Key elementsBBAR has built a “badass” website, so all outreach leading up to, and on the day of #GT, centered around driving people to the BBAR websiteThey did a series of emails and posts using #GT as the kickoff of year end, with the theme “Give a Little. Save a Life.”Emails stressed both one time and recurring gifts, and asked donors to consider making both a #GivingTuesday gift and to set up a recurring gift to start in January. They had a meaningful number of donors who did both…it pays to ask!Online giving page was set up to support the visuals and strategy of the campaign, including an emphasis on recurring givingAdded a banner to their homepage driving visitors to #GivingTuesday donation pageCreated a Facebook event for #GivingTuesday and then paid for Facebook ads to drive people to the event/campaignEncouraged adopters to share #UNselfies with their Badass dogs Best Social Campaign: Collective Action for Safe SpacesFounded in 2009 as Holla Back DC!, Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) has evolved from a blog to a dynamic organization that mobilizes the community to end public sexual harassment and assault in the DC metropolitan area. It does this through both online and offline activism. CASS has only one paid staff member and a committed base of volunteers.Key tacticsCASS participated in #GT 2013 with a campaign that was put together in a hurry and had a good response but felt that they could do better. So this year, a core team met to plan a robust #GivingTuesday campaign. They read materials from experts like N4G and followed the recommendations for building a powerful campaign, with a heavy emphasis on social outreach. The result was that they quadrupled their results over 2013 and ranked 4th among all N4G nonprofits for number of donors on #GivingTuesday.Key elementsBeginning in October CASS shared messaging every Tuesday about their good work and the opportunity to support them on #GTThey scrubbed and segmented their donor list so that emails could be written with an emphasis on what was important to each audience12 people were trained to reach out effectively to their networks on #GTA phone bank pizza party was held to prime the pump and get people excited about #GivingTuesdayThey emailed before, day of and after #GivingTuesday, including a terrific Thank You email!They made effective use of social channels and reaped the benefits of training an outreach team to leverage their messagesThey raised more than $17,000 and exceeded their original #GT goal by 43%
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on May 15, 2013March 8, 2017Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Guest post by Fistula Care. With just 1 midwife for every 1000 live births, Sierra Leone needs a twelve-fold increase in its midwifery workforce to ensure full coverage of maternal and newborn health services. It is tempting to focus exclusively on training new midwives, but existing midwives also require attention. They can only function effectively if their own professional needs are met. The Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone, provides an example of what a midwife-led maternity unit can look like: where midwives have the support they need to do their jobs well, and where mothers and babies therefore receive respectful, high-quality services.An important new article in the Midwifery’s forthcoming Millennium Development Goals special issue describes in detail a practical example of how we can “invest in midwives” and equip them to offer competent, compassionate, and respectful care to expecting and delivering mothers. “Striving for excellence: Nurturing midwives’ skills in Freetown, Sierra Leone” recounts how the Aberdeen Women’s Centre launched a maternity unit focused on supporting midwives to offer exemplary care.The Aberdeen Women’s Centre is a private clinic that was founded in 2005 to provide surgical repair to women who suffer from obstetric fistula. The Centre’s focus on fistula treatment remained constant until one of its own staff died in childbirth. In the wake of this loss, the clinic’s leaders began to consider expanding their mandate. They saw an opportunity to offer quality maternity care to women who would be unable to pay, thereby preventing the occurrence of new fistula cases and reducing maternal mortality. With support from the Gloag Foundation and U.S. Agency for International Development (via EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care project), the Aberdeen Women’s Centre opened its midwife-led maternity unit in May 2010.The Centre provided ongoing in-service education and supportive supervision for its staff midwives. Expert midwife volunteers served as mentors, modeling a commitment to quality, evidence-based care. Through training and routine review of near-misses, the Aberdeen Women’s Centre midwives have developed professionally and are poised to become future leaders for midwifery in Sierra Leone.Meanwhile, these midwives have offered an excellent level of care to delivering mothers and their newborns. In the first two years of the maternity unit’s services, its staff assisted 2,076 births, with better-than-expected health outcomes for mothers and babies.For more, visit the Respectful Maternity Care blog series.Share this:
Photos: The scale, scope, coverage, and capability of childbirth care. The Lancet Maternal Health Series, 2016.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 31, 2016October 27, 2017By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Lancet Maternal Health Series published in September 2016 contains six papers highlighting the importance of improving access to high quality maternal health care for all women across the globe. In paper 3, “The scale, scope, coverage, and capability of childbirth care,” Campbell and colleagues examine the adequacy of global intrapartum care with a particular focus on who helps women deliver and where those deliveries take place. They also recommend strategies for improving access to high quality maternal health care.Where and with whom do women deliver?Every woman should be able to deliver with a skilled birth attendant who has both the knowledge and technical skills necessary to provide appropriate, timely health services and the ability to communicate in a caring, respectful manner. Maternal mortality ratios remain high in many countries despite high coverage of skilled birth attendance, suggesting that this indicator is limited in its ability to measure quality of care. Because there is not a standard definition for the term “skilled birth attendant,” providers labeled as such may not be able to deliver essential services such as manually removing the placenta after delivery.Shortages and poor distribution of the global health workforce has resulted in 64 countries having fewer than 23 skilled health providers per 100,000 people, failing to meet the minimum critical threshold calculated by the World Health Organization. Based on the authors’ review of the evidence, the majority of women who deliver at home in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) do not have a skilled birth attendant present. Among women who deliver in facilities and hospitals, the type of provider (doctor or nurse/midwife) varies. In some cases, women deliver at facilities without a skilled attendant or at home with no one present.Health facilities vary widely in their capacity to provide high quality intrapartum care. The authors found that facilities in LMICs are generally better equipped to offer routine care than emergency obstetric care (EmOC). In Kenya, only 16% of facilities are capable of offering emergency obstetric services. Basic infrastructure is also lacking: 66% of hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa lack electricity, and many facilities in low-resource settings lack adequate sanitation and clean water. Similar to skilled birth attendance, facility-based delivery does not necessarily indicate high quality care.Access and qualityIn addition to shortages in the health workforce, many countries do not have enough fully functioning EmOC facilities to serve the population of pregnant women. Furthermore, emergency transport systems, including the availability of reliable ambulance services, are often insufficient for transporting women with obstetric complications to an EmOC facility. The authors propose a number of strategies for addressing access and transport, including expanding the use of maternity waiting homes, developing governmental programs for subsidizing women’s transportation costs for delivery and building alongside midwifery-led units.The authors illustrate that facility-based delivery does not necessarily coincide with skilled birth attendance and vice versa. Encouraging women to deliver in facilities that they cannot access or that do not have the capacity to provide high quality maternity care is unreasonable and unethical. In order to improve maternal health outcomes around the world, the global maternal health community must take into account all of the complex, interconnected factors that influence where and with whom women deliver their babies, as well as the quality of care received.—Check out other posts in The Lancet Maternal Health Series on the MHTF blog, and subscribe to receive the next post in this series in your inbox!Learn about the skilled birth attendant indicator and other measures for quality of maternal health care.Read more about the barriers women face trying to reach a health facility for delivery.
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on December 21, 2016January 6, 2017By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)While substantial progress has been made over the last few decades in family planning access and utilization, additional efforts are needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of ensuring “universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.” In many parts of the world, a large gap persists between women’s reproductive intentions and their access to contraceptives. Unmet need varies widely by region, ranging from 5% in Eastern Asia to 26% in Central Africa.Researchers have aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions designed to satisfy demand for contraceptives involving a variety of different financing mechanisms including pay-for-performance, community-based financing, removal of user fees, family planning vouchers and cash transfers. Studies in Family Planning recently published a series of open access systematic reviews assessing these different financing mechanisms for family planning in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).SummarySystematic reviews of mechanisms for financing family planning: Findings, implications, and future agendaFinancing mechanismsPaying for performance to improve the delivery and uptake of family planning in low and middle income countries: A systematic reviewCommunity-based financing of family planning in developing countries: A systematic reviewHow user fees influence contraception in low and middle income countries: A systematic reviewFamily planning vouchers in low and middle income countries: A systematic reviewConditional and unconditional cash transfers to improve use of contraception in low and middle income countries: A systematic reviewThe authors in the Study Group on Contraceptive Financing Mechanisms point out that the evidence base in this area is weak. These systematic reviews illustrate the need for more rigorous research evaluating the effectiveness of different financing mechanisms for family planning.—Learn about the relationship between family planning and maternal health.Access papers from the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning.Share this:
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Access the full MiP guidelines in English, French and Portuguese.—Learn more about malaria in pregnancy.Read a summary of the newest WHO ANC guidelines.What are your thoughts about these MiP guidelines? We want to hear from you!Share this: Posted on July 25, 2017July 26, 2017By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new antenatal care (ANC) guidelines with the aim of promoting evidence-based practices and improving women’s pregnancy experiences. Notably, the new WHO ANC guidelines include a recommended change from four visits to at least eight ANC contacts.Addressing the issue of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is a key component of providing high quality ANC, particularly in endemic areas. A group of experts representing a number of organizations recently published a brief containing guidelines for preventing and treating MiP in the context of the updated WHO ANC guidelines.Key messages1. All pregnant women living in areas at risk for malaria transmission should:Sleep under an insecticide-treated net (ITN).Seek prompt quality diagnosis when signs and symptoms of malaria are present and receive effective malaria case management with an appropriate drug at the correct dose.2. Pregnant women living in moderate to high malaria transmission areas in Africa should also receive:Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) under directly observed therapy (DOT) starting as early as possible in the second trimester, with doses given at least one month apart until the time of delivery.To enable pregnant women in endemic areas to start IPTp-SP at the beginning of the second trimester, policymakers should put in place supportive policies to ensure that women have an ANC contact at 13 weeks’ gestation.IPTp-SP should be given to a pregnant woman at every ANC contact starting from 13 to 16 weeks, with each dose being given at least one month (four weeks) apart.Pregnant women who have an ANC contact twice between 13 and 20 weeks, at least one month apart, should receive IPTp-SP by DOT at both contacts.If a woman comes for her first second-trimester contact anytime between 13 and 20 weeks, she should receive IPTp-SP, and at every following contact, with doses one month apart.Pregnant women can receive IPTp-SP safely starting as early as possible in their second trimester up until the end of pregnancy. SP should not be administered to women living with HIV who are receiving co-trimoxazole.3. Countries should only provide quality-assured SP for IPTp to ensure effective care for pregnant women.Current procurement sources of quality-assured SP can be found on the Global Fund’s list of pharmaceutical products compliant with the quality assurance policy.4. Iron and folic acid requirements increase during pregnancy.Administer 30 to 60 mg of elemental iron and 400 mcg (0.4 mg) of folic acid.
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce that award-winning actor, director, producer, and philanthropist Tim Daly will accept the distinguished Prince Rainier III Award for his outstanding artistry and exemplary give-back.Daly will be honored at the Princess Grace Awards Gala at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York on October 16, 2018.It was also announced that the Awards Gala will be hosted by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth, and will feature Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Tyne Daly, singer-actress Katharine McPhee and Tony Award-winning actor Leslie Odom Jr. (2016 Princess Grace Statue Award Recipient) as presenters. Additionally, the evening will include a special musical performances by Chicago Med actress Emma Duncan (2014 Princess Grace Award Winner), American Housewife actress Carly Hughes (2003 Princess Grace Award Winner), and dance performance by A.I.M (Abraham.In.Motion) dancer Marcella Lewis (2018 Princess Grace Award Winner).The 2018 Princess Grace Awards Gala continues the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime. In total, the Foundation is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film annually. In the presence of Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, the evening is co-chaired by Dennis and Phyllis Washington and Anne Sweeney and Phillip Miller. Major Gala supporters include Rod & Karen Gancas and Dennis & Phyllis Washington as Crown Sponsors.The Prince Rainier III Award recognizes a renowned leader in the arts whose own accomplishments are coupled with demonstrated service to their community. Past recipients of the Award include Julie Andrews, Mikhail Baryshnikov, James Cameron, Glenn Close, Queen Latifah, George Lucas, Mandy Patinkin, Sibylle & Robert Redford, Twyla Tharp, Pauletta & Denzel Washington, Cicely Tyson, and Dick Van Dyke. The Prince Rainier III Award includes a grant of $25,000 to the philanthropic organization of the recipient’s choice and a uniquely designed sculpture by artist Alex Soldier. Soldier designed a stunning work of art incorporating symbols representing all three disciplines lauded by the Foundation: theater, dance, and film.Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco said, “It is a privilege to preside over this year’s Princess Grace Awards Gala and participate in a celebration supporting the great work of inspiring artists in theater, dance and film. It is my distinct honor to present Tim Daly with the Prince Rainier lll Award. In addition to his impressive work as an actor on both stage and screen, I applaud his devotion to supporting the arts by way of his decade long commitment as the President of The Creative Coalition, a group that educates leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically arts advocacy and education.”Toby E. Boshak, Executive Director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA shared, “Recognizing Tim Daly with the 2018 Prince Rainier III Award reinforces the Foundation’s commitment to celebrating noted artists who use their own celebrity to make an impact on their community. Tim’s leadership of The Creative Coalition ensures that the arts continue to be part of all our lives and that artists are empowered to have their voices heard.”As previously announced, the evening will also honor Sam Gold, Tony Award-winning director for Fun Home and Kyle Abraham, MacArthur Genius Fellowship Award winner and founder of the dance company A.I.M (Abraham.In.Motion) with 2018 Princess Grace Statue Awards for their continuing excellence in their chosen disciplines.
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Tempest is one of the most celebrated arcade games ever produced. It was revolutionary for its time, offering a gameplay experience like no other. And that’s what makes this 1:6 scale playable Tempest arcade machine so exciting, especially since it’s on sale for just $99.99.It was all the back in 1981 that Tempest first hit arcade floors. What helped make it an instant classic was the fact that it offered 3D vector graphics and it gave players the option to skip levels they’d already mastered. The unique triangular aesthetic of the game cabinet was also a draw and continues to be a source of nostalgic euphoria for those that remember playing it.And that’s why original Tempest arcade cabs continue to be in high demand. Unfortunately, finding an original in working condition is difficult and, if you do happen to locate one, you can expect a huge price tag to be attached to it. That puts the ownership of an original cab out of reach for most, which is what makes this scale replica so exciting.From the folks at RepliCade, this 1:6 scale Tempest arcade cab is a fully playable work of art. It matches every aspect of the original in stunning detail. The angles of the cabinet are accurate, the side artwork is perfect, and even the marquee and coin slots light up.And, though the cabinet is scaled down significantly, it still manages to offer a gameplay experience that’s just like the original. It features modern controls that are as responsive as can be and the high-resolution screen will let you see even the smallest objects in great detail. The cabinet itself is made with wood and metal for durability and the game ROM is officially licensed from Atari.Never played before? Then this is a fantastic opportunity to experience what it was like to play Tempest in an arcade. To win, players rotate a gun around the edge of a geometric playing field and shoot enemies as they approach. The geometric shape of the playing field changes from level to level, becoming progressively difficult. Which was really unique for the time, as most other games — like Pac-Man — maintained the same playing field throughout.Start collecting your quarters because this vintage styled arcade cabinet would look great in any games room, office, or bar. Get your game on and save 16 percent off the cost of the Tempest 1:6 scale playable arcade machine, available now at the Geek Shop for just $99.99. Stay on target This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves Tempest x Replicade 1:6 Scale Playable Arcade Machine – $99.99See Deal
Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Orcas Hunt, Kill Dolphins Next to Whale Watching Boat Footage captured in Florida appears to show a grieving dolphin carrying and pushing her dead calf through the waters.(WARNING: The video may be disturbing to some viewers)The See Through Canoe company shared video of the heartbreaking scene, spotted in the intracoastal waterway in Indian Shores, Florida, on Twitter Monday.Mother #dolphin not ready to let go of her dead calf and pushing it through the intracoastal waterway.It’s hard to say for sure without examination, but the calf may have been hit by a boat. Please don’t assume that because #dolphins are fast that you won’t hit them. #sad pic.twitter.com/Le2MAwvPIB— See Through Canoe (@SeeThroughCanoe) June 3, 2019“Mother dolphin not ready to let go of her dead calf and pushing it through the intracoastal waterway,” See Through Canoe’s tweet said.The company said that the calf may have been struck by a boat. “Please don’t assume that because dolphins are fast that you won’t hit them.”Scientists have long tried to get a handle on grief-like behavior to determine if cetaceans — dolphins and whales — really do experience the emotion.Accounts of whales and dolphins caring for or attending dead or dying individuals have been reported since the 1950s, and are observed by cetacean watchers and researchers worldwide, according to Cosmos magazine.A 2018 study published in Zoology suggests that this behavior exhibited by a female dolphin carrying its deceased calf around for days (sometimes until the body is in such a state of decomposition that only the head or part of the body remains) is evidence that dolphins grieve for their dead.An earlier study, conducted in 2015, also showed that Atlantic spotted dolphins seemed to show grieving behaviors for several minutes or sometimes hours after the death of a calf. “Species that live in a matrilineal system, species that live in pods of related individuals, such as pilot whales whose pods can comprise up to four generations of animals — when they spend a lifetime together, sometimes 60 years or more, yes, I believe they can grieve,” said the study’s lead author, Filipe Alves of the University of Porto, Portugal.More on Geek.com:Watch: Humpback Whales Swim With Dolphins Off Irish CoastPacific White-Sided Dolphin at Chicago Aquarium Is Pregnant — Here’s the UltrasoundBaby Dolphin Stranded on Florida Beach Had Belly Full of Plastic Trash
Watch: Here’s How Florida’s Gatorland Is Preparing for Hurri…Alligators Spotted ‘Swimming’ in Road, Climbing Fences in Florida In Florida, a couple’s cute picnic date turned into a hair-raising situation when a hangry alligator decided to interrupt their intimate hangout and gobble up all their food, including some guacamole.On Thursday, Taylor Forte planned the date with her fiancé Trevor Walters near Lake Alice in Gainesville, Florida, CBS4 Gainesville News reported. When they were about to enjoy their feast, the pesky alligator swam up to the bank and sprinted to their picnic site.The couple immediately left the blanket and watched the alligator nosh on their picnic goodies.“He annihilated an entire block of cheese,” Walters said in an interview with Fox4 News. “Gobbled it down, lickity split. The salami didn’t stand a chance.”But, that wasn’t all: The alligator then ate half a watermelon, a pound of grapes, and a fresh batch of guacamole.A Florida couple, enjoying a nice picnic by the lake, got a surprise from an unwanted guest. #FOX35 https://t.co/GMppQE2aBS— Fox 35 News (@Fox35News) June 3, 2019Walters proceeded to make a lot of noise and distract the alligator, who eventually ran back into the water.“Unfortunately it sounds like that gator has been fed previously and has lost its weariness of people and is beginning to associate people with food,” Karen Parker with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) told CBS4 Gainesville News.Parker warned people to not feed alligators, because they become a big issue for people and have to be removed by the FWC for safety reasons. If there is an annoying alligator, Parker urges a quick phone call to the FWC (866-392-4286) for assistance.More on Geek.com:8-Foot Alligator Spotted Hiding in Hallway of Florida Elementary SchoolMassive, 11-Foot Alligator ‘Breaks Into Home’ at 3 A.M. in Florida 10-Foot Alligator Takes Late-Night Stroll Across Florida Highway Stay on target
Stay on target Starbucks to Deliver Nationwide Via Uber EatsUber’s New Rideshare Tier Is the Height of Comfort Uber Elevate, Uber’s aerial ride-hailing division, is not making its big debut yet, however, Uber will start offering Uber Copter, a helicopter transportation service, in New York City next month.Starting July 9, Uber Copter will only be available to Uber users who are Platinum and Diamond members of Uber Rewards, the company’s loyalty program, The New York Times reported. Users can book the aerial service via Uber’s app, which will transport them between Lower Manhattan and Kennedy International Airport in a quick eight-minute flight. The aim of Uber Copter is to axe the total time it takes to travel between both places, which could take at least 60 minutes and during rush hour, more than two hours, Engadget reported.Like Uber rides, Uber Copter will determine pricing based on demand and the average ride will cost users between $200 and $225 a person. However, this price also includes ground transportation to and from each point on the trip. In Lower Manhattan, customers will be picked up or dropped off by car to the Uber Copter helipad and at Kennedy International Airport, they’ll be picked up by a car at the helicopter tarmac and driven directly to their terminal and vice versa if they’re coming back from airline travel.Here’s how it works: Customers can book an Uber Copter trip right on the spot or up to five days in advance of their desired flight time. Each helicopter can fit up to five passengers and will be in service from Monday to Friday during afternoon rush hour. Once a user reserves a seat, they will receive an email confirmation and boarding pass from Uber.An Uber Copter boarding pass. (Photo Credit: Uber)Uber Copter’s helicopter service will be operated by Newark-based HeliFlite. For each flight, there will be two pilots on board and passengers will be shown a 90-second safety video before they leave. One downside though is that these helicopters can’t accommodate large suitcases, so passengers will only be allowed to travel with one carry-on weighing 40 pounds or less and one personal bag.Even though Uber Copter will only be available in New York City for now, Eric Allison, the head of Uber Elevate, said the company aims to bring Uber Copter service to other cities in the future.“This is a trip that so many travelers make a day, and we see an opportunity to save them a huge amount of time on it. Our plan is to eventually roll out Uber Copter to more Uber customers and to other cities, but we want to do it right,” Allison said told The New York Times. “The main goal of this initial venture is to understand the operations behind aerial vehicles.”Watch: Melbourne to Be First International City to Trial Uber Air Flying TaxisMore on Geek.com:Uber Now Deactivates Poorly Rated RidersUber Black Users Can Silence Drivers With New ‘Quiet Mode’Uber Reveals the Most Bizarre Items Forgotten By Riders
Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists Scientists are studying the remains of a Pleistocene wolf, dating back to 40,000 years ago, which was found “perfectly preserved” in permafrost in Siberia, Russia.The severed head of the wolf, believed to be 2 to 3 years old when it died, was unearthed last year in the shores of Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia, the Siberian Times reported.Still snarling after 40,000 years, a giant Pleistocene wolf discovered in Yakutia.Sensational find of head of the beast with its brain intact, preserved since prehistoric times in permafrost.https://t.co/w4FoRB16Ur pic.twitter.com/8QbthEfay1— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) June 8, 2019Albert Protopopov, head of the department of mammoth fauna research at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic, said the find represents the first-ever remains of a fully grown Pleistocene wolf with its tissue preserved.“We often find wolf skulls quite often, this is a common find… even several puppies have already been found. The uniqueness of this find is that we found the head of an adult wolf with perfectly preserved soft tissues and brain,” Protopopov told Interfax-Far East.The wolf head measures about 40 cm (about 15 inches) long, said to be about half the full length of a modern wolf. Images of the discovery show that the wolf’s fur and fangs are still intact.The head is being studied in Yakutsk, where scientists from Japan and Sweden have also joined the team of researchers analyzing the find.According to the Siberian Times, the discovery was announced at an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, where scientists also presented the discovery of the well-preserved remains of ancient cave lion cubs.“Their muscles, organs and brains are in good condition,” said Naoki Suzuki, a professor of palaeontology and medicine with the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, who studied the remains with a CT scanner, as per the Siberian Times.“We want to assess their physical capabilities and ecology by comparing them with the lions and wolves of today,” Suzuki said.More on Geek.com:Dracula’s 15th-Century Cannoballs Unearthed in BulgariaArchaeologists Find Ancient ‘Cheerios’ at Bronze Age Site2,000-Year-Old Marble Head of God Dionysus Unearthed in Rome Stay on target
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic is set to shortly complete a shock loan move to Chelsea, reports MarcaThe Croatia international has grown frustrated with his role at Los Galacticos over the past three years following his €29m arrival from Inter Milan and has seen the majority of his appearances coming from the bench.Due to this, Kovacic has been keen to seek a move away from Real but has been made to wait for new coach Julen Lopetegui’s decision as he prepares the squad for his first campaign in charge.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The former Spain boss had in fact stated earlier today that Kovacic was doing well in pre-season training at the club’s US tour and denied reports of a strike by the player in order to force through a move.But now the 24-year-old appears to finally have got his wish and a move to Chelsea is expected to be announced within the next few hours after a deal was struck early on Tuesday.Kovacic has managed 109 appearances in all competitions for Real, but has only been able to find the back of the net three times.
Former Rangers Football Club player Derek Johnstone believes Peter Hartley will be lucky to escape punishment for his disgraceful comments.Johnstone believes the new look Rangers team can handle any physicality threats pose to them by Motherwell ahead of their Scottish Premiership clash this weekend.“I am really surprised at Peter Hartley coming out and saying what he did about the incident with Fabio Cardoso last season. It is an absolute disgrace.” Johnstone said, according to Evening Times.“The only reason he has apologised is because his manager will have spoken to him and because the Compliance Officer is looking into it.”Ex Rangers striker insists cup success will be sweet for Rangers Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 19, 2019 Former Rangers striker Derek Johnstone insists winning the Scottish FA Cup would be good for the club this season.The Gers travel to the Central…“He should never have said it in the first place. For a captain of a club to come out with something like that is disgraceful and he will be a very lucky man if he escapes any punishment.”“Rangers certainly know what to expect at Fir Park now and Motherwell will be trying to get in and about them and to get at them with a dig here and there.”“It will take strong refereeing from Craig Thomson and he will have to be really, really vigilant about what is going on and the challenges that are being made.”
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho insists he has no intention of leaving the club despite rumors of a move back to France to join Paris Saint-Germain.The former AS Monaco man is still getting used to life in England after having signed for Liverpool from Monaco in the summer transfer window.Fabinho has had to wait for regular first team chance under Jurgen Klopp this season. The Brazilian got his first of English league football when he came on as a substitute during the 1-0 win over Huddersfield back in October.He has since found a way to overcome a slow start and becoming a more regular appearances in the first team for Klopp’s men.However, news of a potential departure from Liverpool next season coupled with French champions PSG touted as a possible destination but for now though, the player himself has insisted that he has no reason to try and quit the Merseyside club.Asked about the PSG reports, Fabinho told UOL, as quoted by FourFourTwo: Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I’d like to leave Liverpool.”“I knew I would need to have the patience to wait for my moment. I’m happy at Liverpool. There is no reason for me to leave.”Fabinho also spoke about the number of minutes he is receiving so far on the pitch saying:“He [Klopp] didn’t give me a lot of explanations but I talked in training so I wouldn’t be discouraged and to stay focused on my work, without letting my head drop.”“I knew it was a passing moment. I didn’t keep moaning and crying. I tried to work because I knew opportunities would come. Now I just want to increase my number of games.”