BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers look on during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Tiger Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Former LSU head coach Les Miles could be headed for his next collegiate coaching gig. According to multiple reports, Miles spoke with Kansas athletic director Jeff Long about the opening to coach the Jayhawks.Kansas fired former head coach David Beaty earlier this season after Beaty failed to win more than three games in a season.College football insider Dennis Dodd gave an update on the Les Miles-to-Kansas situation. Dodd initially reported the interest between the two.According to Dodd, a flight carrying Long and deputy AD Sean Lester was scheduled to head to Baton Rouge.A FlexJet plane from Dallas carrying Long and Kansas deputy athletic director Sean Lester landed in Lawrence, Kansas, about approximately 6:20 p.m. ET. According to sources, it was scheduled to depart from Dallas to Baton Rouge at some point on Thursday but that flight was cancelled.Despite the failed meeting, Miles reportedly remains the front-runner for the job. Miles hasn’t coached since he was fired by LSU in 2016.Stay tuned.[CBS Sports]
“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.