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Taylor fails twice but Thunder are on top

first_imgHOBART, Tasmania (CMC):West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor suffered a rare double failure with the bat, but her Sydney Thunder did enough to win twice in the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League here yesterday.In the first game of a doubleheader at the Kingston Twin Ovals, Thunder beat Brisbane Heat by five wickets in the first game and returned to defeat Hobart Hurricanes by eight runs in a night encounter.Both Thunder and Hurricanes sit top of the standings on 14 points with identical 7-2 records, but Thunder hold the edge courtesy of net run rate. Chasing an uncomplicated 95 for victory against Heat, Taylor was dismissed for a first-ball ‘duck’ as the visitors stumbled to 20 for three in the fifth over.However, Naomi Stalenburg stroked 42 and captain Alex Blackwell an unbeaten 32 in a 60-run fourth-wicket partnership which rescued the innings.Heat had earlier fallen for 94 all out off their 20 overs, with 19-year-old left-arm spinner Maisy Gibson taking three for 14.Taylor claimed one wicket for six runs from two overs of off-spin.In the second game at Bellerive Oval, Taylor managed just eight as Thunder reached 135 for seven off their 20 overs after opting to bat first.Stalenburg was again among the runs with a cavalier 37 off 16 deliveries, including five fours and two sixes.In reply, Hurricanes were restricted to 127 for eight off their 20 overs, with Taylor’s West Indies teammate Hayley Matthews scoring 11.Captain Heather Knight top-scored with 26.Taylor produced a crucial spell, picking up two for 27 from four overs, to help cripple the Hurricanes run chase.last_img read more

African Union Launches New Website for Evidence on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Survival in Africa

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 14, 2012August 15, 2016Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The African Union has launched a new website for its Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa (CARMMA).According to the press release about the new site, the site aims to promote maternal and newborn survival, and provide evidence on progress to achieving health targets that have been set by African leaders.In launching the site, the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, H.E Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, said:The African Union continues to play a critical role in promoting issues of maternal, newborn and child survival and placing it high on the African political agenda. I am delighted, therefore, to be launching this website which is a culmination of the work of many African and International champions of maternal, child and newborn health.With the launch of the CARMMA website we hope to bring together in one place evidence and information on maternal, newborn and child survival across the continent.We also hope to showcase the champions that are working to give African mothers and their babies a future.We invite visitors to the site to identify individuals and send in stories, detailing their local, national or continent-wide maternal survival champions (see details below). We know that there are many men and women, health workers, officials, community leaders as well as political leaders that are, on a day-to-day basis, working to save the lives of women and children.It does not matter who they may be.  They might hold the highest office in the land, or perhaps they work as nurses, midwives and doctors.  They could be teachers educating girls and boys in safe motherhood, or district council officers ensuring safe and regular supplies for the clinic. Or they could be those, like the young owners of a motorbike or bicycle – who give up their leisure to ensure that a pregnant mother gets to the clinic in good time.Whoever and wherever they are – if they are playing a role in saving mothers lives, then send us a photo and a story, and we will try our best to feature them on this site.Visit the new site here.Learn more about the history of CARMMA here.To share the name of someone involved in saving the lives of mothers, newborns and children to be featured on the new site, please send details of the person and their story to kenneth.oliko@carmma.org.Share this:last_img read more