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Analyst Names College Football’s Most “Hated” Head Coach

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first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Who was the most “hated” head coach in college football during the 2018 season? One analyst has made his pick this morning. The pick isn’t a surprising one.Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has been named the most “hated” head coach in the country by 247Sports’ analyst Brad Crawford.Meyer went through quite a bit during the 2018 season, starting the year suspended following the Zach Smith scandal and finishing it with a retirement announcement.There are some other “hated” head coaches, of course, but none were close to Meyer during the 2018 regular season.Admit it — your disdain for Meyer has very little to do with the mess he left at Florida or the situation earlier this year involving Zach Smith. Those are the talking points, sure, but the underlying reason Meyer warrants automatic eye-rolls when mentioned is his penchant for success. He never lost to Michigan while at Ohio State. He won the first College Football Playoff National Championship with a third-teamer at quarterback. And the guy went 54-4 against the Big Ten with an SEC-brand of football, recruiting speed, athleticism and first-round skill players in a league that struggled to catch up. For those that celebrated on the day Meyer announced his retirement, hold the party. One of the nation’s winningest coaches is getting promoted after the season to the program’s assistant AD position.Meyer has just one game left in his college football career. He’ll be retiring following Ohio State’s Rose Bowl game against Washington.Don’t worry, though, there will be plenty of other head coaches to hate.You can view 247Sports’ full list here.last_img read more

On World Prematurity Day UN stresses benefit of lowcost care in saving

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“We know what it takes to address the challenge of prematurity and we are committed to bringing partners together behind proved, affordable solutions,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Babies born between 32 and less than 37 completed weeks of pregnancy make up 85 per cent of the 15 million preterm babies born annually – some 12.6 million. According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), preterm birth is the world’s largest killer of newborn babies, causing more than one million deaths each year. However, 75 per cent could be saved without expensive, high technology care.“Essential newborn care is especially important for babies born preterm,” said the Director of WHO’s Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, Elizabeth Mason. “This means keeping them warm, clean, and well-fed, and ensuring that babies who have difficulty breathing get immediate attention.”Low-cost interventions that are not commonly used but are very effective include steroid injections that help speed up the development of the baby’s lungs, kangaroo mother care which helps keep the baby warm and facilitates breastfeeding, and prescribing basic antibiotics, such as amoxicillin to treat pneumonia and other infections.Prevention is also key, WHO said in a news release, stressing that countries work to decrease risk factors for mothers, such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, infection, underweight, and pregnancies spaced too closely together, among others.WHO and partners have also published Born too soon: The global action report on preterm birth, which presents the first country-by-country estimates of preterm births. The countries with the greatest numbers of moderate to late preterm births annually are India, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and Indonesia, followed by the United States. To mark the Day, many countries are expected to announce commitments to reduce preterm mortality. Malawi, which has the world’s highest preterm birth rate, will institute kangaroo mother care and provide steroid injections in almost all hospitals, its health leaders said. In India, the Government has been working with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to outfit 100 hospitals to care for preterm babies. In Uganda, the Government has committed to speeding access to steroid injections.The report also included 30 new commitments to the Every Woman Every Child initiative led by Mr. Ban, on prevention of preterm birth and care of babies born too soon. The commitments entail working with country to improve available data on preterm births, working with partners to research the causes and treatments of preterm birth, and regularly update guidelines for management of pregnancy and mother with preterm labour.World Prematurity Day was started last year by the March of Dimes Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies and was founded by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1938 to combat polio. read more