In Last Eight Years, Oklahoma State Has More Wins Than Florida, Georgia and USC

first_imgWhile 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. It’s unfair to Florida, Georgia and USC that I’m taking a convenient eight-year snapshot of their programs, but still … eight years (and ongoing) is a long time. In that span, Oklahoma State has won more games than those three schools as well as Nebraska, Missouri, Penn State, Texas, Auburn, Michigan, Arkansas and Texas A&M.That’s pretty impressive. There’s more. According to OSU, only Alabama, Florida State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Stanford have more 10-win seasons this decade than Oklahoma State’s four.That’s ludicrous.AdChoices广告Here’s a look at the top 20 programs over the last eight years (2008-2015).Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 3.20.30 PMCan you imagine telling yourself during that Texas-USC title game in January 2006 that OSU would have more wins than Texas from that date forward and be within six of SC. What a world.last_img read more

Mike Yurcich on Chris Carson: ‘He’s the Man’

first_imgYurcich went on about his senior running back and the “two” in his newfound 1-2 punch in the ground game.“Physical, tough back who really overcame a lot of adversity this season, came back really strong from an injury, and has really produced in a big-time way, physical, punishing back that’s just really an all-around back that you never have to sub out in any situation.“He’s the man.”When Chris Carson came to Stillwater he brought lofty expectations, but ineffective play from he and the offensive line, along with some injuries hampered him in his first year-plus.But in the seven games since returning from an early-season hand injury Carson has been a man, amassing 453 yards and seven rushing touchdowns at a clip of 7.7 yards per carry.For his perseverance and huge rule in the Cowboys last six wins, Carson was voted a team captain by his teammates.“At first I was kind of shocked because there’s a lot of good players on the team that are deserving of that award,” said Carson. “I’m going to take advantage of it, and it’s a blessing, like I said.” 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. “Chris is exactly what we hoped he’d be.”Mike Yurcich was the front man for Oklahoma State’s offensive press conference on Tuesday in San Antonio. His charge? To open the media availability for OSU’s offense as they looked forward to Thursday’s Alamo Bowl against Colorado.His goal? To make a point of each of his players who graced the podium.He started with the two obvious choices, Mason Rudolph and James Washington, who mostly spoke about their decision(s) to return to Stillwater in lieu of the NFL Draft. He finished with the elder statesmen, red-shirt senior Austin Hays and red-shirt junior Zach Crabtree.But book-ended in the middle was the second-year player who will play his last game as a Cowboy on Thursday.last_img read more

Daily Mullets (New Year’s Eve)

first_imgWhile 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. And this!Mike Gundy’s living my white trash dream: get into a fight w/ your boss, grow a mullet, and kick so much they ass they can’t fire you— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) December 30, 2016On the Alamo Bowl’s economic impactOklahoma State wasn’t the only winner at the Alamo Bowl. The city of San Antonio made out pretty good, as well…The 24th Alamo Bowl attracted nearly 60,000 fans. Bowl officials said the weeknight game, which did not feature a Texas team, still drew the fifth largest turnstile count in the nearly quarter-century history of the event. BizJournals.comA look back at the outgoing seniors on offense/special teams.Grogan missed a chip shot in San Antonio but is still OSU’s all-time leading scorer.Grogan has had games with more field goals, but none were bigger than the two he made against Texas in 2015. After hitting a 41-yarder with 1:33 left to tie the game, OSU got the ball back in Texas territory after a whiffed punt. After going backwards on two plays, Grogan kicked a 40-yard field goal to get the win. CRFFOn OSU’s defensive effort…Oklahoma State: The Cowboys delivered one of the best defensive performances from a Big 12 team all season. The Cowboys beat up the Buffaloes quarterbacks and gave up a few big plays but didn’t break near the goal line. Yahoo SportsHoopsUnderwood on the sellout crowd against West Virginia…“To do it without our students, a big thank you goes out to our athletic department and marketing people for what they did with the tickets and all of those people are to be commended,” OSU coach Brad Underwood said. “It was breathtaking for me, and almost emotional, because that is one of the main reasons why I came here.” Tulsa WorldOther FootballThe Orange Bowl was the type of bowl game you want to watch if you aren’t personally invested in either team. ESPNOther HoopsAs Kyle Boone writes, John Calipari was given a dead stuffed squirrel by Ole Miss. CBS SportsMore PFBCheck out the best plays from the Alamo Bowl… Gundy says the OSU defense is “unbelievable”… and check out OSU players’ reactions to the win… Vincent Taylor will be playing on Sundays next year… even after Gundy’s plea… Justice Hill had six (!) 100-yard games this season… Mason throws up the “X”… and Jordan Sterns closes the book on a brilliant career… There’s a reason Huggie Bear is the Teacher and Undie is the student… we’ve got Five Thoughts on it… and regardless of the loss, it looks like the Rowdy is Back…  Trae Young skipped the Sooners’ beat down to watch the Cowboys get beat down… Kyle Cox here. Filling in today. Thanks for checking in and everyone have a safe and Happy New Year’s Eve!ESPN’s Jake Trotter did a Big 12 mailbag on Friday.He ranked the Big 12 bowl-game appearances (so far)…1. Oklahoma State, 2. Kansas State, 3. Baylor, 4. TCU, 5. West Virginia. Oklahoma State might have the most impressive bowl performance of anyone in college football so far. ESPN More from Jake on OSU…The Cowboys are going to be loaded offensively, with the best receiving corps in school history, a four-year starter at quarterback in Mason Rudolph and the reigning Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in running back Justice Hill. This will be as talented as any offense that Oklahoma State has had under Mike Gundy, and that includes the 2011 Cowboys, who were a field goal away from playing for the national championship.Uh oh! It’s too early in the off season for my current level of optimism.Pro Football Focus grades for the Alamo BowlThe offensive line did allow 8 pressures to Rudolph, but it didn’t matter much if it was a clean pocket or not, as the junior quarterback was in a rhythm from the first snap. On plays under pressure he was 5-of-9 for 107 yards and a touchdown, and when presented with a clean pocket he was 17-of-23 for 207 yards and two touchdown passes. Pro Football FocusA look towards next year’s offensive lineBut there will be holes to fill come 2017 with Salako, Wilson, Veatch and Jarwin fulfilled of eligibility. The personnel for those fits aren’t fully clear yet, but OSU carries confidence in the depth its building on the practice field come spring ball. NewsokThe #SinorForHeisman campaign will be around for another year.Good to know.Statement pic.twitter.com/I3LpYeEhjW— Zach The Punter (@ZachSinor29) December 30, 2016last_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 18 Jelani Woods

first_imgAs we inch closer to the Cowboys’ season opener, let’s get acquainted with a player that Oklahoma State hopes won’t see the field in 2017.How he got to OSUMike Yurcich once again dipped into the SEC honeypot for a quarterback. With 6-foot-7 Jelani Woods, he got in early on a recruit that was all upside and others took notice. Yurcich had to fend off suitors like Michigan, Louisville and South Carolina but he landed his guy. Woods was drawing interest from several other blue-chip programs before he shut it down and signed with OSU.What he’s done in StillwaterWoods enrolled early so he was able to take part in spring practice and the spring game. He went 0 for 2 in the exhibition which quelled some hype surrounding he and redshirt freshman Keondre Wudtee (1 of 6). But two attempts from a true freshman, in a scrimmage, is not enough to even have an opinion about. The coaching staff was just getting his feet wet and they have big plans for Woods moving forward.AdChoices广告Role in 2017Those plans include everything except casting a shadow on the turf at Boone Pickens Stadium — or any other field. Obviously, Mason Rudolph is the quarterback and if everything goes well, Taylor Cornelius or Keondre Wudtee will just be playing in the second halves against Tulsa, South Alabama and Kansas.Woods could benefit from a year under Coach Glass and Co. to build up his giant frame and the time he’ll get with the coaching staff and Rudolph and Cornelius learning the playbook. If Woods plays in 2017 then something went very, very wrong.Noteworthy stats and highlightsWoods hasn’t made any highlights at OSU yet but here’s a look at some of his high school reel. 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.last_img read more

Watch: Tyron Johnson Scores OSU’s First TD of the Season

first_imgWhile 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. OSU’s opening drive of the season was everything you could’ve expected.The Cowboys strung together an 8-play, 74-yard drive that spanned only 2 minutes and resulted in a deep ball to none other than Tyron Johnson — the LSU transfer receiver — who bagged it for six points from 44 yards out. Take a look.WATCH: Welcome to the SEAson of Orange! Rudolph to Tyron Johnson to start the night for #OKState! #MA2ON pic.twitter.com/lAutT6MuwB— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 31, 2017AdChoices广告Johnson sat out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules after logging just 150 yards through the air as a freshman with the Tigers, but despite the down time, he doesn’t look like he’s dealing with any rust in his new threads in orange and black.last_img read more

Lessons from N4G’s #GivingTuesday Award Winners

first_img‘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.)center_img 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%last_img read more

Maternal Health and HIV: Global Priorities for Research and Action – at the Wilson Center January 13

first_imgPosted on January 6, 2014Click 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)With HIV contributing to one- quarter of maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, there is a critical need ensure that both health systems and social dynamics shape quality and use of HIV and maternal health care services. Next Monday, January 13, the Wilson Center is hosting Maternal Health and HIV: Global Priorities for Research an Action, an afternoon of panel discussions on the critical intersection of maternal health and HIV and AIDS, with the goal of fostering collaboration among specialists in both areas. The event will feature speakers representing a range of perspectives and expertise in both the field of maternal health and HIV, and will include representatives of prominent research and policy institutions, including the MHTF. The two panel discussions will address major questions and challenges under two themes:12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Creating a Comprehensive Research and Evaluation Agenda for Maternal Health and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Addressing HIV Stigma and Preventing Disrespect and Abuse: Global Insights to Improve Maternal Health and Promote Reproductive RightsTo attend the event at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, visit the Wilson Center to RSVP.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Increasing Midwifery Care in Mexico: Interview With Cris Alonso

first_imgPosted on August 29, 2014August 10, 2016Click 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)Luna Maya is a midwife-run birth center in Chiapas, Mexico. It was created in 2004 through a MacArthur Foundation (MAF) statewide initiative to reduce maternal mortality in Chiapas. Despite many years of interventions and investment, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Chiapas had remained stagnant over the previous 10 years. We talked to Cris Alonso, the director of Luna Maya, to ask her some questions about the center and what it has done for the women of Southern Mexico.Q. What need did you identify in Mexico that led you to envision and create a birth center?When the MAF initiative launched, NGOs, government and experts were convened to form a commission to design an inter-institutional strategy to reduce maternal mortality. At the time, access to emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) was the first line intervention in both evidence and practice. I was on the commission and as we designed the proposal and it was evident that there was a lack of creating access to normal birth. With increased access to facility-based delivery in a country where midwives are not part of the health system, without a goal to increase access for normal births, the risk was that medical interventions, cesareans and thus maternal mortality would continuously increase adding obstetric violence to the problem.It seemed evident that the proposal also needed an expert entity in training community midwives, or TBAs, on safe delivery and to hold the space for normal birth. A logical step therefore was the opening of a midwife-run birth center where traditional and professional midwives could train and where low-risk women could access normal birth and be referred in a timely and safe way in the case of complications.Here two issues were evident: first, there was need to improve the skills and training of professional midwives and, second, a need to document the safety of midwifery-led care in a state and country where this had barely been done.The Luna Maya model, therefore, was conceived as a pilot project to demonstrate the efficacy and cultural pertinence of midwifery-led, primary level care units (birth centers) for attending normal birth. This would also provide improved secondary level care as the local hospital would decrease the amount of normal births attended, freeing up resources to attend to high-risk cases in a better way.Q. Why did you choose Chiapas as the primary place for your intervention?Chiapas had maintained a consistently high MMR over the last 10 years. Safe motherhood interventions were consistently lacking in cultural competence, and homebirth with traditional midwives remained the norm. It was a logical step to keep birth at home, where women felt safe and comfortable, but to improve the skills and competencies of midwives, while at the same time improving referral networks and access to EmONC.Q. What experiences led you to the founding of Luna Maya?In my apprenticeship as a midwife I worked in an urban birth center in Guatemala City, at CASA in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico and in a rural homebirth practice in Louisiana. I was familiar with cultural competence as a pillar of midwifery care and valued continuity of care as a positive health intervention that not only improved outcomes, but also increased maternal satisfaction enormously.In my public health training I had interned and then consulted with Marie Stopes International, a reproductive health clinic network that provides family planning and post-abortion care. My vision with Luna Maya was to integrate the positive aspects of a birth center with the positive aspects of a family planning center, centering the care on femifocal care throughout the lifetime, knowing that women bond with their midwives and feel comfortable receiving care from them.Q. What is innovative about Luna Maya’s model of care?Once open, Luna Maya took an interesting turn. Other family care experts approached us and asked to join the team. Quickly, we also had a pediatric clinic, prenatal yoga, childbirth education, acupuncture, psychotherapy, massage and osteopathy. We, therefore, developed a model where the entire family could access a model that integrated complementary and medical care that also focused on continuity of care.What is unique about the Luna Maya model is that it honors women´s choices throughout the lifetime. Women had sexual and reproductive needs as well as other wellbeing needs. We also know that women more and more integrate complementary and medical therapies in their care program and it made sense that all providers were working together with the woman to design a health and wellbeing program, which included prenatal care, treatment for an STI, infant illness, etc. By working together, the medical and complementary health providers could be informed of progress and ensure best outcomes. However, Luna Maya puts women at the center of the health care decisions. We provide a plethora of providers and services and the woman can thus chose what best suits her health care values and beliefs. If a woman is central to her health care program she is much more likely to adhere to treatment and attend consultations or therapy.The Luna Maya model therefore is femifocal in that it expands much further than motherhood. It explores women’s health as something that happens to all women: women who are mothers, lovers, wives, single, lesbian, stressed, infertile, raped, tired, sick, happy, exposed to STIs, deciding whether or not to continue a pregnancy, choosing a family planning method, taking care of children, and who are part of a family system. I believe that this most reflects the reality of health, as part of a system where we take the woman as a central, intelligent agent of decisions and action.Check back in next week for the second part of this two part interview.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Input Needed on Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 29, 2015October 28, 2016By: Katie Millar, Technical Writer, 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)As the maternal health community, we understand how important measurement is to accomplishing the goal of decreasing maternal mortality and ensuring healthy lives across the life course for girls, women, and their children.With the end date of the Millennium Development Goals looming, prioritizing maternal health and measuring it well will be critical to progress for women and newborns in the post-2015 era.The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of the United Nations needs your input in reviewing their indicators and monitoring framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But act quickly! The deadline for reviews is this Saturday, January 31st.Submit your feedback easily through this online form.To get the latest news on SDSN’s work on indicators and post-2015 more broadly, sign up for their newsletter. Join SDSN in their online discussion on Facebook and Twitter using #indicators2015.Share this:last_img read more

Spring Cleaning with Donor Management

first_imgSpring cleaning is in full swing. Whether you’re a fan of Marie Kondo’s approach to tidying and organizing or swear by your own method, one thing’s for sure…getting your donor data in order is a priority for any fundraiser.How Donor Management Systems Improve FundraisingIf your current method of tracking and communicating with donors doesn’t let you do the following, it may be time for a change.Create dynamic lists and develop targeted campaigns to donors based on giving history, average gift amount, and more.At-a-glance reporting shows you donor giving levels, campaign progress to goal, and success rate of your email blasts.Personalize messages to retain donors and build stronger relationships.Household contacts and dedupe records so you’re always sending the right message to the right audience.Easily connect email communications, online donation pages, and unique fundraising campaigns in one system.Ready to make a change but not sure what to look for? We’ve got you covered. Using an all-in-one donor management system integrates your data and communications needs, making it easier and faster to engage with your donors. Here are just a few things to look for:Is the donor management software easy to navigate? Can you find a specific contact record or campaign status when you need to?Are you able to track donations made by each contact?Can you track communications and view them within each contact record?Can you send newsletters through the system? Are there easy-to-customize templates?Does the system include online fundraising pages? Are you able to brand them with your nonprofit’s visuals and messaging?For event management, does the software track contacts who have registered for each event?How easy is the system’s reporting feature? Can you quickly and accurately pull reports about your donors and campaigns?Out with the old, in with the new! Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start. Gear up now for better donor relationships. For more advice on what to look for, download our DMS Capability Checklist.Read more on The Nonprofit Bloglast_img read more

Report: Romania 1-2 Spain

first_imgSpain maintained their 100 per cent record in Euro 2020 qualifying with a 2-1 away win over Romania in Group F.Sergio Ramos’ 10th penalty for his country opened the scoring in Bucharest on Thursday, with Paco Alcacer adding Spain’s second early in the second half.The Euro 2012 winners had to survive a fightback as substitute Florin Andone scored his first Romania goal since 2015, but the hosts could not find an equaliser despite Diego Llorente’s late red card. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? La Roja’s victory came in their first game since Robert Moreno was confirmed as coach on a permanent basis after Luis Enrique stepped down, the former Barcelona boss last week revealing his nine-year-old daughter, Xana, has died from bone cancer.Spain’s intent and incision was evident from the off, Ciprian Tatarusanu twice denying Alcacer in the first six minutes, with defenders Ramos and Jordi Alba then both kept out.Romania looked to be holding Spain at bay until George Puscas’ challenge on Dani Ceballos saw referee Deniz Aytekin point to the spot, with Ramos easily converting the resulting penalty.Spain’s lead was duly doubled within two minutes of the restart, Saul Niguez bisecting the Romania defence for Alba to square a low cross to Alcacer, who could not miss.Paco Alcácer #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/fwyixMS7iH— UEFA EURO 2020 (@UEFAEURO) September 5, 2019Moreno’s side let Romania back into the game, though, Andone capitalising on slack Ramos marking to nod a clever Puscas headed pass beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga.Spain had to see out the last 11 minutes with 10 men after Llorente clumsily brought down Puscas as he raced through on goal, but after Kepa brilliantly kept out an injury-time Puscas header with his left leg, they have five wins from five.What does it mean? Stumbling start to Moreno eraMoreno told reporters this week he would step down should Luis Enrique want to return to the post and there were mixed signs for his side. Spain were positive and fluid on the ball, dominating possession, as expected, and creating plenty of chances.But there were some nerves at the back for Real Sociedad defender Llorente, who got himself in a tangle chasing Puscas, while Andone’s introduction made Romania a greater threat in the second half.Cosmin Contra’s side have slipped to fourth in the group, though, thanks to wins elsewhere for Sweden and Norway.Paco on the mark againAlcacer perhaps should have scored more goals than his solitary strike, but the Borussia Dortmund striker remains a dangerous presence in the box. Since the start of the new season, he has scored in every outing for club and country.PACOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! #NoPacoNoParty https://t.co/AWSQVfHytZ— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) September 5, 2019Ramos at faultSpain skipper Ramos was warned by Moreno ahead of the game his place is not guaranteed, but he did not appear to heed the coach’s words. The Real Madrid star’s positioning for Andone’s goal, standing yards behind his defensive line, was frankly bizarre.What’s next?Both teams have winnable home games on Sunday. Spain host the Faroe Islands, while Romania welcome Malta. read morelast_img read more

Former Alabama Star Taunts Texas Fan After Jalen Hurts’ Performance

first_img Some Longhorns fans took it poorly, though:“Jalen Hurts is a smug, arrogant clown. When asked about Texas-OU, he said ‘I played in the Iron Bowl, I think I’ll be just fine.’ What a joke. TX-OU and Mich-OSU have the most ranked vs ranked matchups in CFB history. Iron Bowl doesn’t come close. Jalen in for a rude awakening!” one Texas fan tweeted.Hurts went on to beat Texas today, leading the Sooners to a 34-27 win. He didn’t have his best game, but he still scored four touchdowns with 350-plus yards of offense.Former Alabama running back Damien Harris had a message for that Texas fan after the win:You were saying…? Lol https://t.co/sRhZrcsJLL— Damien Harris (@DHx34) October 12, 2019Well played, Damien.While Hurts is no longer a part of the Alabama football program, he still has great relationships with his former teammates and coaches. And they’ll certainly be rooting for him (until a potential College Football Playoff matchup, of course).Oklahoma improved to 6-0, 3-0 in the Big 12 with today’s win. Current Heisman trophy favorite Jalen Hurts makes his debut at Oklahoma.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts upset some Texas fans with his comments about the Red River Showdown prior to today’s rivalry game.The former Alabama quarterback, who transferred to Oklahoma for his final college football season, said the following when asked about his first (and only) showdown against the Longhorns:“I played in the Iron Bowl. I’ve played in big games. Think I’ll be alright,” Hurts said.Hurts was just saying that he’s played in big rivalry games before, so he’ll know how to handle Oklahoma-Texas.last_img read more

‘Conte is the Messi of the coaching world’

first_imgAntonio Conte is “the Lionel Messi of coaches”, according to Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni.The former Chelsea, Juventus and Italy manager has overseen two wins from two games as he settles into life at San Siro, with Inter top of the Serie A table on goal difference.It may still be early days, but following the signings of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United, plenty have tipped Inter to provide a real challenge to Juve in this season’s title race. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Italy Under-21 international Bastoni does not want his team-mates to get ahead of themselves, but he is loving life under his enigmatic new manager.“Everyone had spoken highly of Conte and I’ve only received confirmation of how great he is. As far as I am concerned, Conte is the Messi of coaches,” Bastoni told Gazzetta dello Sport.“He is phenomenal, has exceptional footballing ideas and always wants to go on the attack. The training schedule is very tough indeed, but so was Gian Piero Gasperini when I played for Atalanta.“The difference was that we were training in China over the summer and the humidity was incredible, so I admit that did make me suffer a lot. But when the quality level goes up, you must raise your game to meet it.“There’s no point denying it, we want to change the way the Serie A seasons have been going recently. We have the Coach and the squad to do that, but must prove it one game at a time.”Antonio Conte Romelu Lukaku InterBastoni is yet to make his debut for Inter, but has Serie A experience under his belt after coming through the ranks at Atalanta and spending last season on loan with Parma.He signed a new five-year contract at Inter last year and, having consistently represented Italy from U15 to U21 level, will be hoping to make his first-team bow sooner rather than later.For now, he is happy to continue learning his trade under one of Italy’s most revered coaches of recent years – even if his new team-mates might make life difficult for him in training.“It’s tough marking Lukaku in training,” he admitted, “but on the plus side it’s good practice for when you do go up against physically strong strikers, because they’re a piece of cake compared to him! Romelu is like a force of nature.“I’ve been so impressed by the humility of my teammates at Inter, despite them being some of the best in the world, and they give me such great advice. I’ve always supported Inter, so looking at myself in the mirror with this jersey on is a dream come true.”last_img read more

I’ve never dived and hopefully I’ll never have to – Kane

first_imgTottenham striker Harry Kane is adamant that he has never dived, with the England international claiming his conscience is clear after taking a couple of tumbles over recent weeks.The Spurs star has faced accusations of simulation in the Premier League of late.He felt he should have had a penalty after tangling with Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles, before hitting the deck again during a north London derby date with Arsenal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Kane insists he did nothing wrong on both occasions, with there enough contact for him to give the match officials a decision to make.Asked he has ever taken a dive, the 26-year-old told reporters: “Never and, hopefully, I don’t have to.“I said after the Arsenal game it’s a 50/50 one, similar to the one we got given against us at Wembley the year before. It happens in football.“I am someone who uses his body well, which as a striker you have to do at every level. On the half-way line, it’s a free-kick every day of the week. In the penalty box, you don’t always get it.“People’s opinions are their opinions. I wasn’t concentrating on that sort of stuff. For me, it’s about doing my best on the pitch and the most important thing is about winning games.”Harry Kane Arsenal vs Tottenham 2019-20Kane can call upon the support of club and international colleague Danny Rose when it comes to his actions in the penalty area, with the Spurs left-back considering a prolific frontman to be a model professional.He said: “I have not seen the debate about Harry diving.“But he is not one to pay attention to that stuff and people should focus on his goal record, what he offers to any team across the world and we should relish watching him.“His record for club and country is no coincidence. It is typical Harry just to respond in the way that he did by scoring a hat-trick [in England’s 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Bulgaria].“He does not drink, he does not go out. He does extra every day and works on his left foot and right foot. And when things are not going right at our club, he is the first one to say what we need to do in the changing room.“He is literally the first player in and one of the last out, and is a great privilege to play with him.”Kane has been booked for simulation in the past, but not since Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Wolves back in 2018. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Lampard praises young goalscorers after Chelsea win

first_imgFrank Lampard expressed his delight at the impact of his young Chelsea players after watching his team thrash Wolves 5-2 at Molineux with all five goals coming from players under the age of 22.A hat-trick from Tammy Abraham helped the Blues on the way to just their second Premier League win of the season, as England international Mason Mount and 21-year-old Fikayo Tomori also scored.Abraham, who also scored an own goal, is now the league’s top scorer having netted seven times in only five league games under Lampard. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream And afterwards the manager was eager to praise his young goalscorers for repaying his trust and helping the Blues to their most convincing win of the season.“Delighted for them all but particularly for Fikayo Tomori,” Lampard told BBC Sport. “He has worked so hard from where he started to now, it’s superb.“Also Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount – we are trying to give chances to the youngsters and they are scoring, taking their chances and showing us why we should keep putting them in the team.”They deserve it, they have the quality but they also have a love for the club because they have come through the ranks.“Its not just the youngsters though – players like Willian are having fantastic performances that are just as key.”Abraham, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa in the Championship, struggled the last time he played regularly in the Premier League when he spent part of the 2017/18 season at Swansea City.Yet he now sits top of the scoring charts this term following his triple against Wolves, the third of which was a brilliant solo effort.”I am so delighted for him,” said Lampard. “I know how hard the academy works and Tammy has an enthusiasm to score goals and he has a fantastic approach to the game and how he wants to progress.“All three goals were so different, it just shows what he can do. We know where we are at.””Very happy [with the result]. I think we have had some performances where we have not got results we haven’t wanted but to come to Wolves and win well, is important. We need to continue now.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Colchester 0-0 Spurs (4-3 on pens)

first_imgChristian Eriksen and Lucas Moura missed in the shoot-out as Tottenham were dumped out of the EFL Cup by League Two Colchester United, who won 4-3 on penalties after holding their Premier League opponents to a 0-0 draw.Mauricio Pochettino’s men failed to break down their fourth-tier opponents despite having Dele Alli, Lucas and Victor Wanyama in their starting line-up and were punished by John McGreal’s side, who knocked Crystal Palace out on penalties in the previous round.Promising young players Oliver Skipp and Troy Parrott were given rare starts but found themselves embroiled in a real battle with a Colchester side who defended resolutely and gave their Premier League visitors more than the odd scare at JobServe Community Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Eriksen, on as a second-half substitute, had his penalty saved before Lucas hit the crossbar to prompt wild celebrations among the home fans, but Tottenham are now without a victory in five away games across all competitions.The scenes at Colchester United #ColU pic.twitter.com/L99fhvN3c9— Colchester United FC (@ColU_Official) September 24, 2019Teenage forward Parrott dragged a low effort wide after 15 minutes before Lucas blazed a powerful shot over the crossbar.Lucas then bent a free-kick towards goal from the edge of the box, drawing a good diving save from United goalkeeper Dean Gerken, but Tottenham went into half-time frustrated after Colchester largely contained their Premier League visitors.Kyle Walker-Peters hit the post with a cross-cum-shot as the pressure on Colchester grew, but the hosts threatened on the break – Paris Cowan-Hall sending a raking shot narrowly wide from 20 yards.Courtney Senior, Colchester’s liveliest player, gave Spurs another scare when his drive from outside the box bounced just wide as the game went to penalties.Eriksen stepped up first and Gerken made a brilliant one-handed save down to his right, but Jevani Brown’s attempted panenka backfired allowing Paulo Gazzaniga an easy save.But Lucas crashed Tottenham’s fifth penalty onto the crossbar and Colchester’s supporters stormed onto the field to celebrate an historic night for their club. What does it mean? Homesick Spurs slip up againTottenham’s last away victory in a competitive fixture came at Ajax in the Champions League back in May and Pochettino needs to find a way to start winning on the road before his season is derailed.Sanchez saves Spurs from an even worse resultColchester made numerous forays into Tottenham’s half, but the assured presence of Davinson Sanchez at the heart of the visitors’ defence ensured nothing came of them in 90 minutes.Alli forces Pochettino’s handAny plans Pochettino had to give Son Heung-min and Eriksen a rest went out of the window as they were subbed on after 66 minutes, in no small part due to Alli’s failure to get the job of picking Colchester apart done without them.What’s next?Pochettino’s men return to the sanctuary of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a clash with Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, while Colchester come back down to earth as they travel to Macclesfield Town in League Two. read morelast_img read more

Footballers don’t have to be alpha males, says Bellerin

first_imgArsenal’s Hector Bellerin has said that footballers ‘don’t have to be alpha males’ as the game continues to evolve with the times, and highlighted the fact that earning a big salary does not necessarily mean professionals are happy behind the scenes.Bellerin, an avid fan of fashion and unafraid to admit as much, was referencing the long-held notion that football is a “man’s sport”, with notoriously controversial figures such as Vinny Jones and Kevin Muscat making up just part of a list of names that suggests there is no room for softness in the game.Football is slowly changing, however, with players such as Burnley’s Aaron Lennon and Tottenham’s Danny Rose having discussed mental health issues in recent times, while United States women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe is a figurehead for raising LGBT+ awareness. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career But while openly gay individuals are still few and far between in the men’s game, Bellerin does feel that a sport generally so heavily associated with masculinity is coming around to the notion of being more open with emotions and opinions.“Footballers still feel scared because the sport is associated with maleness,” Bellerin told the Guardian. “But you don’t have to be an alpha male just because you’re a footballer. “Aaron Lennon talked about his depression and someone asked how he could be depressed when he was earning so much money. You can been incredibly isolated as a footballer. If your family lives elsewhere, then you are going home to an empty house.“Until recently, footballers had to pretend that depression or loneliness weren’t issues. You couldn’t cry.”Arsenal themselves can be credited with helping football evolve, with the appointment of then little-known Arsene Wenger back in 1996 sparking public debate as to whether a foreign manager could cut it in the Premier League.Indeed, Wenger’s novel ideas about players’ diets was just one of the many things that came into question, but a tactical revolution, an unbeaten season and several pieces of silverware later the Frenchman left the club a legend.“All that stuff about foreign players ruining the beautiful game is pure racism,” Bellerin said. “I used to love Thierry [Henry] and I’ve always loved the kits because I used to play as Arsenal on the PlayStation. So, when I signed for them I already had a connection.“I don’t hate Tottenham because they told me to hate them. I hate them because I love Arsenal.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Report: Leicester 5-0 Newcastle

first_imgJamie Vardy scored twice to take his Premier League goal tally to five for the season as Leicester City romped to a 5-0 win over 10-man Newcastle United, who had Isaac Hayden sent off at King Power Stadium.The Magpies fell behind after 16 minutes when Ricardo Pereira was allowed to dribble unhindered to the edge of the box before sending an accurate left-footed shot skimming across rain-soaked turf and into the bottom corner of Martin Dubravka’s net.Newcastle’s hopes of getting to half-time without suffering further damage came undone when Hayden launched himself into a dangerous challenge on Dennis Praet and was shown a straight red card. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Leicester broke down the left wing nine minutes after the restart and Harvey Barnes played Vardy in for a low, first-time shot that squirmed under Dubravka’s body and in at the near post to leave Newcastle with a mountain to climb.Their task became nigh-on impossible when Praet’s cross ricocheted off the legs of Dummett, deceiving Dubravka and sending the ball into the net, and Vardy then put the game beyond the visitors with a close-range header from Marc Albrighton’s exquisite cross.Wilfred Ndidi rubbed salt in Newcastle’s wounds in stoppage time, controlling Ben Chilwell’s cross with his first touch and then firing beyond Dubravka on the turn as Leicester breezed to their biggest ever Premier League win and a fourth victory in five matches in the division.This man is on #LeiNew pic.twitter.com/9AqAakCkPc— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 29, 2019 read morelast_img read more

Bergkamp ‘hurts’ at current state of Arsenal

first_imgDennis Bergkamp admits it “hurts” him to see Arsenal being a shadow of what they were in his heyday, with the legendary Dutchman hoping to one day return to north London and offer a helping hand.More than any other signing made in the modern era, the arrival of a Netherlands international back in 1995 changed the course of Premier League history for the Gunners.Bergkamp would light the fuse with his creative spark that would ultimately go on to deliver three title triumphs, including the fabled ‘Invincibles’ campaign of 2003-04. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career There was already plenty of quality at Highbury when he arrived, but his addition would be followed by the likes of Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit, Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Marc Overmars and Gilberto Silva.Arsenal continue to boast plenty of proven performers on their books, but the club have slipped from a once lofty perch.Arsene Wenger walked away in 2018 after falling out of the Premier League’s top four, with Unai Emery now charged with the task of returning former glories to Emirates Stadium.Bergkamp is hoping to see the Spaniard succeed, allowing him to numb the pain of recent regression.“It (Arsenal) is different, of course, from what I was used to with all the English players and a few foreign players,” Bergkamp told the official YouTube channel of fellow Arsenal icon Ian Wright.“It’s now probably turned the other way around. Sometimes it’s good, but a lot of times, you don’t really feel that it’s the Arsenal how we know it, with the passion and a few players who make the difference.“It’s different. It’s difficult to say if it’s better or worse, well better, of course, is always shown in trophies, which aren’t there at the moment.“On one hand, there are so many clubs who have improved so quickly to a high level, whereas Arsenal, maybe improved, but not to that level.“It’s hard, it’s difficult, it hurts sometimes because you feel about Arsenal that they should do better, but I’m still hoping.”Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal Manchester UnitedHaving helped to deliver a reversal in fortune once before, it could be that a man immortalised in statue form outside the Emirates returns to take on a similar challenge at some stage in the future.Bergkamp has no desire to be a manager, but the former Ajax assistant would welcome the chance to fill a coaching post in familiar surroundings.He added: “At the moment it’s a bit difficult, family-wise, I’ve still got a young family, we’re settled [in the Netherlands], but as the kids move on, they’ve got their own plan in life.“Once that happens, I would love to return into coaching, especially in an academy or be maybe even part of a first team.“I don’t see myself as a head coach, I enjoy being part of a staff, but not being the main man.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Fothergill hits mark as Mountain View beats Evergreen in soccer

first_img Tags andy.buhler@columbian.com 3 Photos Share: Fothergill’s brace — two goals in one game — boosted her season tally to 26. The University of Oregon commit has been instrumental in Mountain View’s season — one Cox sees as the Thunder’s best shot at winning league since they owned a share of it in 2008.“It’s been quite awhile … Mountain View’s due for a league title,” Cox said, “and we’re hoping this is the year we can do that.”Mountain View finished in the middle of the pack in the 4A Greater St. Helens League for much of Cox’s tenure. When the Thunder were reclassified to 3A in 2016, they finished second, a mere five points behind Prairie in the 3A GSHL and four points behind the Falcons for second place last season.This year, however, the Thunder are tied for first with Prairie and with Fothergill leading the attack, and a defense which has allowed just three goals through seven league games, young-but-mighty Mountain View feels as though this year is its best shot. Olivia Fothergill lined up to take free kick more than 25 yards away from the goal. Her coach didn’t have to guess what she was going to do next.Without hesitation, she booted a shot that sailed outside the reach of the Evergreen goalkeeper, splashing into the net.“That kid’s always looking for the goal,” Mountain View coach Cameron Cox said. “Just a laser, beautifully hit shot.”And against her former school? That was the icing on the cake.Three minutes later, Fothergill, who has played for Mountain View the past two seasons after attending Evergreen (6-7, 3-4 3A GSHL) as a freshman, put the Thunder (8-1-3, 6-0-1) up 3-0 over Evergreen, the scoreline that eventually became final on Wednesday night at McKenzie Stadium. (360) 735-4557 Center defender Autumn McMahon got the Thunder on the board in the 14th minute, when her free kick from more than 25 yards out went untouched inside the box, including by the keeper, and bounced into the goal.They scored three goals in a a six minute span in the first 20 minutes of the game.“Sometimes certain individuals can make it difficult for you,” Evergreen coach Keenan Burris said. “(Fothergill’s) ability to strike a ball makes it tough at times.”Fothergill feels a newfound confidence this season with the ball at her feet, and it was on display throughout much of the game Wednesday. She took shots at will, and kept the Evergreen defense on its toes and sometimes in the dust. Follow Mountain View’s midfielder Taylor Armstrong competes with Evergreen’s Leiah Keniston at McKenzie Stadium. Nathan Howard/The Columbian Photo Gallery By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: October 10, 2018, 10:58pm Fothergill hits mark as Mountain View beats Evergreen in soccer Junior leads Thunder to 3-0 win over Evergreencenter_img Evergreen PlainsmenMountain View Thunder @AndyBuhler Follow The Columbian on Instagram “I’m just glad we’re not playing against her,” Cox said.MOUNTAIN VIEW 3, EVERGREEN 0Mountain ViewGoals (assists) — Autumn McMahon (unassisted), Olivia Fothergill (unassisted), Fothergill (Perla Ramirez); Goalkeeper saves — Waverly Iverson 0. Coach’s standout — Perla Martinez and Juliana Hill.EvergreenGoalkeeper saves — Makayla Hiler 8. Coach’s standout — Rose Camacho and Maddie Harris.Halftime — 3-0. Share: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer GO But the Plainsmen’s physical play in the second half paid off. Despite the Thunder’s relentless opportunities, Evergreen goalkeeper Makayla Hiler posted a clean slate in the final 40 minutes. She finished with eight saves.But when it starts hot, Mountain View feels as though it has its blueprint for success.“We definitely play better throughout the game when we have the upper hand,” Fothergill said.Cox still remembers being pleasantly surprised when Fothergill showed up at Mountain View. During her freshman season, he coached against her and knew she’d be “something special.” Now, over a year later, he can’t imagine the team without her.last_img read more