first_imgFILE – Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Bulgaria’s Gregor Dimitrov in their semifinal singles match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Spain’s world number one Rafael Nadal heads what organizers say is the most formidable line-up for Queen’s, the historic grass tournament in London that is a key warm-up event for Wimbledon.Aside from Nadal and five others from the present top 10, the tournament is likely to see Britain’s two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray — a five-time winner of the Queen’s title — play as he makes a comeback after hip surgery.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Wenger in demand as he prepares for life after Arsenal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Other stars who are presently outside the top 10 such as Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios and Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka — who needs the Wimbledon title to complete a sweep of Grand Slam titles — have also confirmed they will play as will last year’s champion Feliciano Lopez.“To see six of the world’s top 10 players on our entry list before you even get to the names Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Feliciano Lopez, Nick Kyrgios and the British number one Kyle Edmund really whets the appetite for a fantastic week of tennis,” said tournament director Stephen Farrow.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We can’t wait to get started.”The tournament runs from June 18-24. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

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first_imgA report released today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund together with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners reveals that major deficits in the midwifery workforce occur in 73 countries where these services are most desperately needed. The report recommends new strategies to address these deficits and save millions of lives of women and newborns.The 73 African, Asian and Latin American countries represented in the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014: A Universal Pathway – A Woman’s Right to Health suffer 96 percent of the global burden of maternal deaths, 91 percent of stillbirths and 93 percent of newborn deaths, but have only 42 percent of the world’s midwives, nurses and doctors. The report urges countries to invest in midwifery education and training to contribute to closing the glaring gaps that exist. Investments in midwifery education and training at agreed international standards can yield – as a study from Bangladesh shows – a 1,600 percent return on investment.”Midwives make enormous contributions to the health of mothers and newborns and the well-being of entire communities. Access to quality health care is a basic human right. Greater investment in midwifery is key to making this right a reality for women everywhere,” said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director.Midwives have a crucial role to play in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 (decrease child death) and 5 (increase maternal health). When educated to international standards and within a fully functional health system, they can provide about 90 percent of the essential care to women and newborns and can potentially reduce maternal and newborn deaths by two thirds. Despite a steady decline in maternal deaths in the 73 countries that are covered in the report – dropping yearly by 3 percent since 1990 – and newborn deaths – decreasing by 1.9 percent per year since 1990 – there is more these countries need to do to address the severe shortage of midwifery care.“Midwives are central to midwifery care and the lives of women and newborn babies. The report precedes the Lancet Special Series on Midwifery, which together with the report will provide the evidence to guide all policy-makers in their quest to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths,” said ICM President Frances Day-Stirk.The report, launched at the 30th ICM Triennial Congress in Prague, Czech Republic highlights the progress made since the inaugural 2011 report and solutions to the barriers outlined in four key areas: availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of midwifery services: A number of countries have effectively strengthened midwifery and improved access: Nearly half (45 percent) of the 73 countries have implemented measures to retain midwives in remote areas and 28 percent are increasing the recruitment and deployment of midwives, while 20 percent have implemented new codes of practice and 71 percent have improved information collection enabling countries to address shortages and education standards.Despite progress, inequities such as lack of access to services and poverty have increased within and among countries. There are still not enough adequately educated midwives to support the health of women and newborns, and this contributes to hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths annually.Today, only 22 percent of countries have potentially enough midwives to provide life-saving interventions to meet the needs of women and newborns, which leaves over three-fourths (78 percent) of the countries with severe shortages in proper care. As the population grows, so does the gap in critical resources and infrastructure, unless urgent action is taken.The 2014 report includes recommendations to close these gaps and to ensure all women have access to sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn services. These includes issues such as preventive and supportive care from a collaborative midwifery team, immediate access to emergency services when needed, and completing post-secondary education. From a broader perspective, women should delay marriage, have access to healthy nutrition and receive four pre-birth care visits.“This report, like the Every Newborn Action Plan recently adopted by the World Health Assembly, sets a clear way forward. Both aim to encourage governments to allocate adequate resources for maternal and newborn health services within national health sector plans. This should include funds for the education and retention of midwives. We will continue to support countries to develop and strengthen their midwifery services as a critical intervention to save the lives of women and newborns,” said Dr. Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director-General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img…as concerns raised over ailing health, poor performanceAmid concerns over the health condition of Public Service Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine and whether he can effectively carry out his function as a Government Minister, the man himself has come out to defend the state of his health, explaining that he is in good shape to continue on the job.Public Service Minister, Dr Rupert RoopnaraineDr Roopnaraine’s statement comes in light of a recent letter written by Rohit Kanhai; a member of the overseas chapter of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) and published in Guyana Times. Kanhai claimed Roopnaraine’s health is a cause for concern as well as the recent political issues that has been brought to the fore.The Minister who happens to be the leader of the WPA told sections of the media that while he does have some health related issues, it has never made him incapable of carrying out his daily functions as a Minister of Government, and he has no difficulty performing his duties.He said, “I don’t believe my health affects anything. Yes, I had some issues and was hospitalised for a few days but those issues have been fully dealt with and I am fully capable of fulfilling all duties.”Kanhai had said in his letter, “…Dr Roopnaraine’s health, which has dramatically complicated these matters. The volatile mix of political and health issues has led to an intolerable situation in which one cannot be discerned from the other. It is now obvious that Dr Roopnaraine’s health issues are being manipulated for political purposes. While there is a genuine concern by the President for the welfare of Dr Roopnaraine, it obscures the fact that it has also allowed for the manipulation of Roopnaraine to the disadvantage of the WPA. This state of affairs has now reached a breaking point.”In July 2017, the Minister had tendered his resignation with Government citing health reasons. His resignation came one month after he was removed as the substantive minister of the Education Ministry and placed as head of the newly created Public Service Department under the Ministry of the Presidency.However, after a meeting with President David Granger, the WPA leader withdrew his resignation and agreed to take up the post as Minister to head a department within the Ministry headed by Joseph Harmon.With close to one year in that position, there has been little said or done by that specific department. However, Dr Roopnaraine said he is still trying to get his feet wet and plans to hold meetings with all senior members within various departments that fall directly under the Public Service Department. He promised to provide a report that will speak to the accomplishments made since his take over.Dr Roopnarine who has been relatively quiet ever since being demoted also commented on the ongoing broil between WPA and People’s National Congress (PNC) members. He told sections of the media that the concerns raised by his own colleagues, Tacuma Ogunseye and Dr David Hinds – that the WPA has little to no influence in the coalition – does not warrant a withdrawal from the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).He did however acknowledge the need for a meeting with WPA executives to “seriously discuss” the issue of Dr Hinds and Lincoln Lewis being removed as columnists with the State-owned Guyana Chronicle and other important matters of concerns, particularly as it relates to the WPA’s role in the coalition.“The issue I believe is that the leadership of the APNU of which the WPA is a part has not met recently. I don’t think the party has been disrespected. I believe this issue is best laid at the leadership of APNU; it is definitely something to be addressed,” the WPA explained.There have been growing concerns that the People’s National Congress continues to show disregard and disdain for the spirit and letter of agreements it signed with key coalition partners, with Dr Hinds stating that the PNC must recogniSe that it cannot win a free and fair election on its own at this juncture in Guyana’s history, as its core support group is no longer emotionally attached to the party.last_img read more

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first_img…22 petty offenders granted bailBY ASHRAF DABIE & RAMONA LUTHIIn light of the decision to relocate the inmates previously held at the now gutted Camp Street Prison, ranks attached to the Lusignan penitentiary were on Monday forced to open warning fire as a detainee attempted to escape the East Coast Demerara institution.This was due to a commotion which continued following the transfer of theHeavy Joint Services presence at the Lusignan Prisonhundreds of accused and convicted criminal offenders to the unfavourable detention centre in Lusignan.When Guyana Times visited the prison around midday on Monday, the incident had just broken out during which one of the inmates attempted to scale the high concrete fence that surrounded the facility. Based on information reaching this publication, his efforts were foiled by the ranks firing warning shots so as to avert his escape.Meanwhile, as a result of the incident, several measures were subsequently put in place to ensure that there was no reoccurrence. This included efforts to better cater for the detainees such as the setting up of tents, providing water and installing portable disposal systems.While these reinforcements were being transported to the prison, disgruntled family members of the imprisoned individuals began gathering outside of the facility, appealing for information regarding the wellbeing of their loved ones.The relatives were calling for information regarding the safety and whereabouts ofScores of family members of the prisoners gathered outside the Lusignan penitentiaryindividual prisoners, highlighting that they are still in the dark as it relates to their family members.Some hours after standing in the blazing sun, several persons began to lash out due to their frustration of not being properly informed.As such, it was not long after that some were given a chance to send in food for their detained relatives. However, the aggrieved family members were unable to send in water and clothing and still remained unapprised of the details.“My brother in there naked. He ain’t got no clothes… everything bun up. Why we can’t send in clothes and water?” an irate woman was heard questioning the officers.Furthermore, another woman relayed that ever since new broke of the fire, she has not been able to eat. Even with the passing of hours since the incident at the Camp Street Prison, she continues to search assiduously for information on her brother, all of which has been to no avail.Similar sentiments were expressed by the majority of those who were among the gathering with the hostile atmosphere being lifted only with the news of possible bail for some.Petty offenders granted bailIn an announcement on Monday, C Division (East Coast Demerara) Commander Calvin Brutus confirmed that Magistrates will preside over hearings at the Lusignan penitentiary where many prisoners are being held under tents.These revelations followed a meeting between the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack and acting Chief Justice Roxanne George at the High Court on Monday morning. Guyana Times understands that 22 petty offenders were released on bail.Additionally, this action was indicated by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan who pointed out during a press briefing on Sunday, that offenders who would have committed “petty” crime would be granted reduced bail.“We will have to do a couple of things that might be extraordinary in the circumstances that will see to it at least we make as much space as possible,” relayed the Minister amid the chaos.Ramjattan went on to say that, “A lot of them are there for possession of narcotics and trafficking of narcotics and they have served some time and they were of good behaviour.” As such, he noted that those detainees will therefore qualify for bail at a reduced amount.Stemming from that, several Magistrates were on Monday afternoon seen entering the premises, as media operatives and family members of the prisoners were staked out outside the Lusignan Prison. Among the judicial team was Magistrate Peter Hugh who presided over hearings which allowed for the release of a number of inmates who were convicted of minor, non-violent offences, as well as the granting of self-bail for several on remand for non-violent, minor offences.This granting of bail to a number of petty offended is in according with measures to reduce prison overcrowding. This was recommended in a $13 million Camp Street prison inquiry following the deaths of 17 inmates in a fire last year.Moreover, of the 1000-plus detainees previously held at the Camp Street Prison, about 100 of the inmates were transferred to the Timehri Prison, while approximately 900 remained in Lusignan. Despite indications, reports are yet to be made of the prisoners being sent to the Mazaruni Prison.Meanwhile, the Joint Services is continuing its reinforcement efforts to secure the Lusignan institution, now that the Camp Street Prison was almost entirely destroyed in Sunday’s prison break fire.last_img read more

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first_imgRyan Bjorklund was probably the best Flyer in the game, as the team continued to struggle.  They will gget a chance to return to their scoring ways, when they host the high Prairie Regals on Saturday nnight at the NPA. Listen to a highlights package from Thursday’s game.  [asset|aid=869|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=3f8dcaf52e6ebde86fcaa751a7ef7510-Flyers Lose 3-2 to Grande Prairie Athletics_1_Pub.mp3] Flyers lose 3-2 in overtime to the Grande Prairie AthleticsThe Flyers’ winning streak ended at 21 games, after the only team to beat them this season managed to do it one more time.The Flyers would get the only goal of the first period, when an Ian Munro slapshot went well-wide, but rebounded off the end-boards, and onto the stick of Todd Alexander, who fired it past a hapless David Larson. – Advertisement -But, the Flyers again seemed unable to find their top gear, playing a lacklustre second period, in which the Athletics’ Scott Taje would score the only goal, tying the game 1-1.Dustin Kersey put Fort St. John back in front, when he fired home a powerplay goal, on a gorgeous feed from Brett Loney.  But late in the frame, G.P. would tie it up, on a Kevin Poston point shot that got around Kip Noble, and into the top corner, past a screened Ryan Bjorklund. It didn’t take long for the Athetics to win it.  Off the opening face off, the Flyers rushed the puck into the GP zone, but couldn’t get the puck deep.  Kip Noble was trapped, as Mark Menzied spotted Rod Bowers all alone in the neutral zone.  Bowers took the pass, and on a breakaway from his own zone, he beat Bjorklund with a snap-shot to the far side, to give GP the win, and a split of the season series. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels GAA News: London Vs Mayo Well done to London who faced an impressive Mayo team at Ruislip at the weekend. In particular to our own players Mark Gottsche, Liam Gavaghan, Phil & Killian Butler, Gavin McEvoy & Brian McBrearty. Even Vince McCarthy got in on the act by showing off some fancy football by shimmying his way through the Mayo defence to collect a stray ball! The team will now wait to see who they face when the qualifiers draw takes place.Our own senior team are back in action this coming Saturday, 4th June at Ruislip against The Kingdom with throw-in at 6pm.Francie O’Donnell Memorial CupFive teams took part in the nine-a-side tournament in glorious conditions in Greenford at the weekend. Francie O’Donnell was a great servant to the Gaels throughout his time in London and the tournament is a fitting tribute to him. TCG Seniors, TCG Juniors, Kingdom of Kerry Gaels, St. Kiernan’s and the Round Towers contested the cup with our own senior team coming out on top after meeting the Round Towers in the final. Club secretary Michael Mullen rolled back the years and played a blinder in the goals that he had just expertly fitted the nets on earlier in the morning for the Juniors, a true all-rounder! A huge thanks to Maurice Carr and his bunch of merry men for getting everything ready for the Mens and Ladies tournaments on the day. Finally to referees Beano Collins, Conor Kineally & Hughie McGarvey for overseeing affairs. Good luckThe club would like to wish good luck to former player Benny Reilly who is moving back to Ireland and wish Benny all the best for the future.TCG UnderageWell done to all the TCG Minor Board on their successful trip back to Donegal at the weekend. A great weekend was had by all and a huge thanks for all for organising the trip and the sponsors as well.LotteryNo draw on 26th May. The number selection is being extended from 1-28 with the first draw taking place this Thursday, 2nd June.Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your support!GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS WIN FRANCIE O’DONNELL MEMORIAL CUP was last modified: May 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAASportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

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first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:38 — 31.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSOne of the most important things for every sales or business professional to understand is the importance of communication skills. But as Anthony’s guest, award-winning actor, Alan Alda makes clear in this conversation, those skills are more than just skills – and they don’t come in the form of tips or steps. They are learned through diligent practice over time. This is a very enjoyable conversation with a much-loved man who continues to touch many lives through his company, Alda Communication Training. Anthony and Alan discuss some of the core subjects from his new book, “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face?” on this episode of In The Arena.Alan Alda on The Importance of Communication Skills That Truly Serve Relationships – Ep 92Click To TweetPeople almost always misunderstand each other. ~ Alan AldaOne of the foundational truths everyone has to embrace if they are going to develop good communication skills is that everyone misunderstands everyone else, most of the time. Alan Alda says he’s discovered that fact through the course of his acting career and through the daily situations he finds himself in. Knowing that fact sets you up to understand the severity of the communication gap that exists between people and to seriously devote yourself to learning things like relating, empathy, compassion, and more. Alan has keen insight into the realm of effective communication and even has a few comments specifically aimed at sales professionals. You’ll enjoy this conversation.Change comes through transformational experiences.When Anthony asked Alan Alda about the way he goes about training people in the importance of communication skills, Alan said he’s often asked for some version of “3 Tips for Effective Communication.” But he says that’s like giving someone 3 tips for successful swimming – it doesn’t go very far in addressing the real need. A person who communicates effectively typically hasn’t learned communication skills from a book, they’ve learned how to communicate through transformational, and often relationally difficult experiences. Alan shares why becoming a great communicator is worth the pain and toil required, on this episode.Change comes through transformational experiences ~ Alan AldaClick To TweetWhy Alan Alda regrets that his new book is black words on white pages.Books are wonderful things, storehouses of knowledge, wisdom, and learning that anyone can glean from at any time. But they aren’t the be-all-end-all of true personal change. That’s the point Alan Alda made on this episode when he told Anthony that he sometimes regrets that the content in his book is in printed form. He doesn’t want people who read it to misunderstand, to think that just because they read his book that they are automatically going to be better communicators. The importance of learning communication skills pales in comparison to the need to apply them, and make mistakes, and modify your approach, and apply them again. It’s a life-long learning process Alan challenges his readers to commit to. Learn why his book could be a turning point for your communication success, on this episode.As a sales professional, you have to be passionate about giving people what they need.Every salesperson has heard it said that true sales is about meeting the needs of people. Alan Alda takes it a step further and says that good salespeople care so much about the people they are trying to close a deal with that they are passionate about enabling them to see that they (the salesperson) have the solution. Said more simply, you have to be convinced that your prospect truly needs what you have to the point you’re passionate about them seeing it too. The insights Alan shares on this episode of In The Arena are priceless, so be sure you take the time to listen.As a sales professional, U have to be passionate about giving people what they needClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s excitement about Alan’s new book and why he’s on the show. The experience of a young man who was on stage in front of America daily. Alan’s central premise: Everyone misunderstands everyone else. What is “relating” with other people and why do we avoid it? The importance of responsive listening and why it can’t be mechanical. How can we read the emotions of others? What is empathy? Alan’s practices to maintain his personal health (voice and mind). The work Alan is doing around the safety and controls over Artificial Intelligence.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.AlanAlda.comAlan on TwitterAnn Patchett – Author and bookstore ownerDaniel Golemanwww.TheLostArtOfClosing.com – Anthony’s book1524781924The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Tweets you can use to share this episodePeople almost always misunderstand each other. ~ Alan AldaClick To TweetWhy Alan Alda regrets that his new book is black words on white pagesClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

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first_imgAt least four South Asian-Americans on Capitol Hill will hold the top job in legislative offices in the incoming 2019 Congress, a recognition of the community’s proven political chops in campaigns and party politics over the last decade. Three of them are Indian-American.Read it at News India Times Related Itemslast_img

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first_imgDefinitionThere are skills and growth markers expected in a typical 4-year-old child. These milestones are physical and mental developments considered normal for this age group.Alternative NamesNormal childhood growth milestones – 4 years; Growth milestones for children – 4 years; Childhood growth milestones – 4 yearsInformationAll children develop a little differently. If you are concerned about your childs development, talk to your childs health care provider.PHYSICAL AND MOTORDuring the fourth year, a child typically:Gains weight at the rate of about 6 grams per dayThe average 4 year old weighs 40 lbs and is 40 inches tallVision is 20/20Sleeps 11 to 13 hours, usually without a napGrows to a height that is double the length at birthShows improved balanceHops on one foot without losing balanceThrows a ball overhand with coordinationCan cut out a picture using scissorsMay still wet the bed (normal)SENSORY AND COGNITIVEThe typical 4-year-old:Has a vocabulary of more than 1,000 wordsEasily puts together sentences of four or five wordsCan use the past tenseCan count to fourWill ask the most questions of any ageMay use words that arent fully understoodMay begin using vulgar wordsLearns and sings simple songsTries to be very independentMay show increased aggressive behaviorTalks about personal family matters to othersCommonly has imaginary playmatesHas an increased understanding of timeIs able to tell the difference between two objects based on things like size and weightLacks moral concepts of right and wrongRebels if too much is expected of him or herPLAYAs the parent of a 4-year-old, you should:Encourage and provide space for physical activityShow the child how to participate in, and follow the rules of sporting activitiesEncourage play and sharing with other childrenEncourage creative playTeach children to do small chores, such as setting the tableRead togetherLimit television watching to 2 hours a day of quality programsExpose the child to different stimuli by visiting local areas of interestReferencesadvertisementFeigelman S. The preschool years. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 10.Review Date:11/9/2012Reviewed By:Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Childrens Hospital. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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first_imgNarsingh Pancham Yadav on Sunday secured an Olympic quota place for India after bagging a bronze medal in the Men’s 74kg Freestyle category, giving the country a reason to cheer at the World Wrestling Championship here.With his third-place finish, Narsingh became the lone Indian to win a medal at the prestigious tournament as well as book a berth for the 2016 Rio Games.Top six in each category qualifies for the Olympics.This is the first time that an Indian wrestler has earned an Olympic berth with a medal at the World Championship.Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar’s absence from the mat for over an year now has made Narsingh a regular in the 74kg division.It will now be interesting to see who between the veteran Sushil or 26-year-old Narsingh ultimately board the flight to Rio next year to represent India in this category.As per rules, an Olympic berth is for the country concerned and not the wrestler who might have clinched it.Other than Narsingh, India had a dismal show overall in the championship, which concluded today, as no one else could make it to the podium.Besides Narsingh, other Indians in the fray today — Amit Kumar (57kg), Arun Kumar (70kg) and Sumit (125kg) — could not progress beyond the quarterfinal round.Narsingh came up with some dominating performances, defeating Hanoc Rachamin of Israel 14-2 before getting the better of Soner Demirtas of Turkey 4-3 and Cuba’s Livan Lopez Azcuy 16-5 to advance to the semifinal.advertisementBut in his semifinal bout, Narsingh went down to Unurbat Purevjav of Mongolia. However, in his bronze medal play-off, he got his act together to outplay Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France 12-8 to make it to the podium.last_img read more

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