No Better Gift than Breastfeeding

first_imgRelatedNo Better Gift than Breastfeeding No Better Gift than Breastfeeding Health & WellnessSeptember 24, 2012 Advertisements RelatedNo Better Gift than Breastfeedingcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health is pushing for more Jamaican mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding as it offers the best source of nutrition for babies, because of the many nutritional and other benefits that are derived from breast milk.   Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says “there is no better gift that we can give newborns than the gift of breastfeeding, which assists with their emotional development and overall health.” “I agree with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that breastfeeding is a child’s right,” he states. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Director of Nutrition Services at the Ministry, Sharmaine Edwards, says the Ministry is encouraging mothers, to give their children the best start in life by making a concerted effort to breastfeed. She says it is imperative that communities promote and practice breastfeeding as there are several nutritional and developmental benefits that children can gain. Importantly, breastfeeding enables the cognitive and sensory development of the child and a high intelligence quotient. In addition, breast milk is the single most effective preventive intervention against several childhood illnesses including diarrhea, acute respiratory infections, gastro-intestinal infections, ear infections, childhood cancers, pneumonia, among other illnesses. More recent studies have shown that breastfeeding protects children from death due to chronic conditions such as obesity and type 1 diabetes. Not only does the act of breastfeeding protect the child, Mrs. Edwards says, but is also offers several benefits for mothers, including reducing her chances of contracting ovarian or breast cancers. It also facilitates the speedy reduction of weight gained during pregnancy. “We are mindful that there are some mothers who cannot breastfeed,” Mrs. Edwards says, advising that these mothers should learn how to express the milk or how to adequately and efficiently feed babies with commercially produced formula. She informs that the proper way to express milk manually is to form a C-shape around the breast with the thumb on top and the remaining fingers underneath the breast. Once the C-shape is formed, the mother must “use that C-hold position on the breast above the areola, then press the chest wall with the fingers and pull them together until the milk squirts out.” Mother must also be mindful that proper storage procedures must be followed in an effort to keep the milk in a “drinkable” condition. She notes that colostrum, which is the first milk, has the capacity to stay on the counter for approximately five to 10 hours. Breast milk, she says, can be stored for up two weeks in an “all-in-one” refrigerator; up to three months in the two-door refrigerators; while it can be stored up to six months in a deep freeze. Additionally, Mrs. Edwards is advising all parents that direct heat must never be applied to the milk during the thawing process. She explains that the proper way to thaw the frozen milk is to swirl the bottle in a container of hot water for immediate use, or to place it in the cooling section of the refrigerator for at least a day before it will be used. For mothers, who do not produce adequate amounts of breast milk and therefore have difficulty in expressing the milk, they can use formula.  However, all mothers must ensure that they follow the manufacturer’s standards to prevent any harm to the baby. Mrs. Edwards says breastfeeding is inexpensive as it does not cost the mother and is usually more convenient, as there is no mixing or lengthy preparation time.   She is imploring Jamaican mothers to preserve the practice in an effort to ensure that “we are making our children and families better for the future, thereby guaranteeing that we are nurturing the development of a healthy and productive population for the future”. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life in an effort to facilitate the optimal development of the child’s health and the reduction of infant mortality. WHO also advises mothers to breastfeed within the first hour of birth, as regularly as the child demands, and without the use of bottles, teats or pacifiers, except in cases where the mother cannot breastfeed. Jamaica observed National Breastfeeding Week from September 16 to 22. RelatedNo Better Gift than Breastfeedinglast_img read more

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Sigfox chief brands data as digital nuclear weapon

first_img Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Home Sigfox chief brands data as digital nuclear weapon LIVE FROM SIGFOX CONNECT, BERLIN: Sigfox co-founder Ludovic Le Moan (pictured, right) confessed the way in which data is used rather than core technology will determine the success of the IoT market, as the non-cellular technology player revealed its network now covers 1 billion people globally.Speaking in a press conference, here, Le Moan said IoT was “not a question of technology” and the market will only truly thrive if the data extracted from connected devices is used in the smartest and most cost-efficient way.“We are extracting data from everywhere around us, and it will only be a success if we take care of it,” he said. “If you take data from sensors at a higher cost than its own value you are killing the market. By getting the right technology, whatever it is, to create a differential between the core value of data and the cost of extraction, multiplied by billions and billions of data, you create a big industry and a big economy.”Le Moan continued to highlight the threat from China and the US, “which are leading on data collection”, and urged Europe to develop its own dedicated strategy and leverage data, “our nuclear weapon for digital”, to advance the continent’s verticals: healthcare; energy; and transportation.The executive’s comments about IoT technology back up the company’s wider message when its solution is compared with alternatives on the market, with both standardised and non-standardised offerings deemed largely complementary to the other.Indeed, Sigfox’s propriatory solution is one of a number of low power wide area (LPWA) options, with standardised cellular technologies NB-IoT and LTE-M seeing the most traction from operators. In the non-standardised market, Sigfox has focussed its solutions largely on the B2B use case, and the company is joined by LoRa, which is backed heavily by France-based Orange, among others.As well as unveiling a number of new solutions during the two-day event, Sigfox said its network was now live across 53 countries, covering 1 billion people, with eight countries including Norway, Austria and Kenya recently adding to its footprint.During the conference, Le Moan said the uptake equated to 3.9 million connected devices, which is forecast to more than double to 8 million by the end of this year.The company put a lot of its success down to the low cost of its modules, which debuted at $12 a unit, coming down to $2 in 2016 and a $0.20 design now available on an industrial scale.New solutionsWith the company seeing a big demand for industrial use cases, the company rolled out Bubble, a connected device which can be used for asset tracking worldwide.The Bubble device, a transmitter, is managed by Sigfox’s network operating centre and are accurately located during installation. The device is then able to track assets, over a range of less than one metre to one hundred metres, and when a Sigfox-powered device enters the range of a Bubble it sends the ID to the cloud along with its own identification.Sigfox highlighted the solution’s use case for the travel industry, for example tracking luggage in airports, and also for tracing children or pets.The company also launched Atlas Wi-Fi, a geolocation service for massive IoT applications. The platform provides outdoor and indoor tracking services designed to support global supply chain and logistics applications. It combines Sigfox’s global network with Wi-Fi infrastructure to keep track of containers and packaging from supplier warehouses, and can also be used for air transport; luggage and trolley management; locating stolen and missing cars; industrial asset management; and tracking the location of shipping containers.Sigfox said a unique selling point of the service is that it doesn’t use GPS for location tracking, which means it requires significantly less energy. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back IoTLPWASigfox Previous ArticleBT names Jansen as next CEONext ArticleNokia reveals €700M cost-cutting plan, reduces net loss AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 OCT 2018 Author Related Bharti Airtel makes enterprise IoT play Kavit Majithia Telenor targets IoT boost through unification Tags Satellite IoT network provider bags €26M fundinglast_img read more

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The Action Network: Best bet for New Hampshire

first_imgThe Action Network specializes in providing sports betting insights/analytics and is a content partner with NASCAR. Check out more NASCAR betting analysis here.NASCAR makes its way to New England for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). This marks the fourth race of the Cup Series season at a short, flat track.NHMS is a 1-mile oval with two straights followed by two 180-degree turns, with banking that slightly varies from two to seven degrees.The factors that are statistically significant in my model this weekend are:Long-run practice speedQualifying positionOverall flat track performanceNew Hampshire performanceI’ll also give a special nod to performance at NHMS from 2013-2015 for longer-tenured drivers, because those years featured higher downforce levels than the 2016-2018 seasons.RELATED: The Action Network’s Props Challenge advice | Updated odds for New HampshireIt’s often tough betting favorites in NASCAR, and this weekend is no exception. I’m not thrilled with the odds currently posted across the industry for the top-five favorites.As a result, I have only one longer-shot outright bet to win. I may post more bets to win, or some top-three,-five, and -10 futures to this piece as more books release lines Sunday morning.*All odds as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. A quick explainer on the odds below: A $10 wager on +2500 would profit $250.Kyle Larson +2500Larson will be moving to a backup car after an incident in practice, which is the primary reason for his long odds. However, in 2017 Larson started dead last in 39th, and finished in second in the first of two New Hampshire races that year.NHMS is also a good track for Larson. He has four top-three finishes at NHMS in nine career Cup Series starts at NHMS, including a third and second in 2014 when the aero package most closely resembled this year’s rule set.If his backup car races as well as his primary, then practice was encouraging for the 26-year old. He was sixth in 10-lap average, but improved to second over 15 consecutive laps, leapfrogging superstars Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., and Kevin Harvick as the lap counter increased.Larson is available at William Hill at this price, but you can find lines close to this across the industry. I’d bet Larson down to +2000.Additionally, keep an eye out for top-three and top-five bets on Larson. These will have a better chance of hitting. I’ll update this section if one of these types of bets presents enough value.last_img read more

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