first_imgRosses ACThe Sportshall trials for u-13 and u-15 will take place in the Abbey Vocational School this Saturday 25th at 11am. This is for all athletics born 200 to 1997. The second race of the Spring 5k Series is scheduled for Sunday 26th February at 11am. Thanks to all who supported our table quiz in Caisleann Oir last Wednesday night. Thanks to John Bosco O’Donnell and Noreen for organizing. Donegal Primary Sportshall Athletics Finals in the Aura, Letterkenny on Wednesday 29th at 10 am. The club will be represented by Scoil Chróine, Dungloe and Scoil Naomh Dúigh, Annagry. Good luck to all. Well done to Helen McCready (21:20) and Deirdre Dooher (21:45) who both has excellent runs in the Finn Valley 5k last Sunday. Registration is now due so please contact Ita Gallagher or any committee member to get registered. 15 euro per child, 20 euro per adult and maximum fee of 40 euro per family.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 21st, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

Stars Record Videos On How Breastfeeding Saves Lives

first_imgSave the Children ambassadors Natasha Kaplinsky, Myleene Klass and Isla Fisher recently visited Sierra Leone, Philippines and Brazil to better understand how breastfeeding is such a crucial lifesaver for babies in developing countries.Video: Breastfeeding Saves Lives: Natasha Kaplinsky in Sierra LeoneSave the Children has made dramatic progress, stopping children dying from preventable disease over the last decade, down from 12 million to 6.9 million in the last decade.Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to tackle malnutrition; a simple, natural way to boost a baby’s immune system. Each hour 95 babies – 830,000 each year – could be saved if a mother breastfeeds in the first hour of life.Video: Breastfeeding Saves Lives: Myleene Klass in the PhilippinesThe enormous progress already made in reducing child mortality could be accelerated if more mums were encouraged to breastfeed.Video: Breastfeeding Saves Lives: Isla Fisher in BrazilBreastfeeding decliningDespite the startling statistics, global breastfeeding rates are stalling and actually declining across East Asia and in some of Africa’s most populous countries like Ethiopia and Nigeria.The prevalence of traditional practices as well as a severe shortage of health workers and examples of inappropriate marketing techniques by some baby milk substitute companies, have contributed to this.Save the Children Chief Executive Justin Forsyth said: “Despite the benefits of breastfeeding being widely known in the developed world, and it being a free, natural way to protect a newborn baby, too little attention is being paid to help mums breastfeed in poorer countries.”Questionable marketingSave the Children’s new report, Superfood for Babies, also highlights questionable marketing practices adopted by some breast milk substitute companies active in emerging markets.Asia is a lucrative new market for the industry which is already worth £16 billion and set to grow as whole by 31% by 2015.In East Asia and the Pacific, the number of breastfeeding mothers has fallen from 45% in 2006 to 29% in 2012.Research by Save the Children in Asia found mothers who cited examples of marketing activity which violate the internationally agreed code for marketing of breast milk substitutes.In Mexico, Save the Children found people giving their babies coffee. In other places butter.Act nowSave the Children wants companies to do more to tell mothers about the free benefits of breast milk.That’s why they are calling on two of the largest baby formula companies, Nestlé and Danone to give over a third of their product packaging to warnings of the potential health risks of not breastfeeding.Sign their petition to Nestlé and Danone here.Find out more here.Source:Save the Children UKlast_img read more