Ingenuity in public health

first_imgHow do we tackle the global health issues of the day? How do we get ahead of the problems that threaten tomorrow? Through engagement and prioritization, said Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation.On Thursday, in a talk webcast from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Snyder Auditorium, Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sat down with Atul Gawande, a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and executive director of Ariadne Labs. The occasion was the presentation of the Next Generation Award, which Clinton, the award’s inaugural recipient, conferred on Blake Mycoskie, founder and “chief shoe giver” of TOMS. Before the presentation, Clinton and Gawande discussed public health challenges, approaches, and priorities.Chelsea Clinton conferred the Next Generation Award on Blake Mycoskie (center), founder and “chief shoe giver” of TOMS, seen here with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk. Photo by Kent Dayton/Harvard Chan School CommunicationsThe award, which was established in 2013 to mark the school’s centennial, honors an individual age 40 or younger whose leadership and commitment to health as a human right inspires young people to make “health for all” a global priority. Mycoskie was recognized for his “one-for-one” business model, in which every product purchased helps a person in need. Mycoskie’s company — which includes TOMS Roasting Co. and the TOMS shoes, eyewear, and recently launched bag collections — has provided 35 million pairs of shoes to children, restored clear vision to more than 300,000 people, provided 70,000 weeks of clean water to developing communities, and is helping mothers around the world safely deliver their babies.During their 45-minute talk, Clinton and Gawande espoused systemic approaches to public health issues. Starting with her father’s first major public health campaign, to raise awareness and provide treatment for HIV and AIDS, Clinton talked about the utility of partnering with both global governments and corporations. For her own work, fighting childhood obesity, she drew some laughs as she described working with the fast-food giant McDonald’s as well as school systems.“We’ve needed to engage some unlikely partners,” she acknowledged, to connect with children and their families where and how they eat. The larger goal, reducing the obesity that is leading to health issues worldwide, is “not just … a moral imperative but a security and economic imperative.”Key, both Gawande and Clinton agreed, is setting up systems that can be shared and replicated. For Clinton that means “to try to be more open-source, to be more transparent, about what we’ve done, about what works at a very granular and practical level so that others can learn.”“Success,” she said, is “when there’s a transfer of skills, wherewithal, and systematic understanding so that, in the best sense, we’re no longer needed.”Introducing Mycoskie, Clinton explained how he fits this idea, illustrating with his actions how a “business model — the one-for-one model — is a viable model for achieving social impact.”For Mycoskie, the sustainability of his business model was key from the start. The entrepreneur talked about how a vacation in Argentina first brought a public health problem to his attention. In Buenos Aires, he said, he saw barefoot children running on the streets, exposed to glass and other debris. He soon became involved in a shoe drive for a local village, where children could not attend school without the shoes that were part of the mandatory uniform. He was there when the donated shoes were delivered and saw the joy they brought. The shoes represented “that someone believed in them, that someone cared about them,” he said. “They would have shoes for the school year that was about to start.”That, however, led to the question: “Who’s going to give them the next pair?” Instead of asking for more donations, Mycoskie decided that the answer was to start a for-profit company where for every pair sold, one was donated to the needy. Nine years later, TOMS has expanded to cover eyewear and eye care, drinking water, and resources for pregnant mothers and their newborns. He has also opened a shoe factory in Haiti (at Bill Clinton’s urging) and is working to help save the African elephant.“The simple mission of TOMS is to use business to improve lives,” Mycoskie concluded. “How we do it is our one-to-one model. Why we do it: It’s a real simple desire to care for one another.”last_img read more


Veronica Dunne Begins Performances in Chicago

first_img Chicago She’s starting with a bang! Veronica Dunne begins performances as Roxie Hart in Chicago on October 17. The Disney star makes her Broadway debut as the leading lady during the Tony-winning revival’s 20th anniversary, which officially takes place on November 14. Dunne steps in for Dylis Croman and is set to play a six-week limited engagement through November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre.Dunne stars on Disney’s K.C. Undercover and recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate film The Ninth Passenger with Jesse Metcalfe. She got her start on stage in the Lythgoe Family Production of Cinderella with Broadway veterans Shoshana Bean and Jennifer Leigh Warren. Dunne went on to star in the stage productions of Into the Woods, Chicago, Cabaret and most recently, the world premiere of Joe Iconis’ new musical, The Black Suits.Chicago currently stars Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments Veronica Dunne(Photo: Nathan Johnson)center_img Related Shows from $49.50last_img read more


Giants place Posey on concussion injured list: ‘I should have felt more normal’

first_imgDENVER — For the second time in his career, Giants catcher Buster Posey has been placed on the seven-day concussion injured list.Posey took a foul tip off his catcher’s mask in the Giants win over the Reds on Sunday and was officially diagnosed with a concussion on Wednesday.“For me, it was something that I should have felt more normal than I did after three days,” Posey said. “From everything I’ve always heard from doctors, it’s the second one after you’re dinged that can really cause …last_img read more


Focus on Los Angeles: Will Rivers ruin Raiders in Oakland one more time?

first_imgRaiders fans may not want to hear this, but Philip Rivers is actually a lot like them: He also hates to see the team leaving Oakland.And why wouldn’t he? The 37-year-old has enjoyed more success at the Coliseum than any quarterback in NFL history.Rivers gets one final shot to deliver more pain to the Raiders and their fans when the Chargers visit Thursday night, looking for their fifth straight victory over Oakland.In a stadium where Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath and Bob Griese …last_img read more



Streaking Ginebra outlasts Star in OT

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra overcame its poor free throw shooting late and a gallant stand by Star to win, 105-101, in overtime Sunday night in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee collected 33 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Gin Kings, who extended their winning streak to six games.ADVERTISEMENT The Gin Kings took a  95-92 lead with only 2.5 seconds left, but Aguilar mistimed his contest and fell on Hill, who was attempting a three-point shot. Aguilar was called for the shooting foul and Hill calmly canned three free throws with 0.6 tenths of a second remaining to send the game to overtime.It was again a nip-and-tuck battle in the extra five minutes.Tenorio drilled a stop-and-pop three to put Ginebra in the driver’s seat, 101-99, with 3:08 left while the Hotshots hit bumps down the stretch.Hill fouled out with 54.9 ticks remaining while Aldrech Ramos and Paul Lee botched their treys late in the game.“Our guys are veterans. They overcame that and they put a good overtime together. We gave ourselves a chance, and lo and behold, we pulled it out,” said Cone.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Hill poured in 28 points and had 12 rebounds in a losing effort for Star, which fell to its second straight defeat and stumbled to a 4-2 card.Lee went 5-of-10 from threes to collect 22 points, but missed all of his shots in the overtime period.The scores:GINEBRA 105 – Brownlee 33, Devance 17, Slaughter 17, Tenorio 13, Aguilar 12, Thompson 7, Ferrer 4, Taha 2, Mercado 0, Cruz 0.STAR 101 – Hill 28, Lee 22, Barroca 14, Ramos 11, Sangalang 10, Reavis 10, Maliksi 4, Jalalon 2, Melton 0, Simon 0, Pingris 0.Quarters: 21-25, 40-45, 73-70, 95-95, 105-101. “That was a tough game,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone after his team gained solo leadership at 6-1.“At the end of the game, our guys were just absolutely exhausted. It wasn’t that of a well-played game. We hung around, I felt we stole it because they outplayed us throughout the game. It was a struggle all the way through.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJapeth Aguilar atoned for his ill-advised foul on Star import Malcolm Hill at the end of regulation with a tip dunk off a Brownlee miss in the waning seconds of the game to seal the game and secure a playoff spot for the Kings.Joe Devance poured 17 markers, 11 boards, and eight assists off the bench while Greg Slaughter also had 17 points that went with 10 rebounds and three blocks for Ginebra, which struggled mightily from the free throw line, missing 18 out of its 30 attempts. MOST READ View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Hamilton wins Italian GP to move ahead of Vettel LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Nextlast_img read more


Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 for 9th Halle title

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Bolick thanks La Salle for giving San Beda ‘good fight’ in Filoil finals MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates his victory in the final match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo by FRISO GENTSCH / dpa via AP)HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 to win the Gerry Weber Open for the ninth time on Sunday.Playing in his 140th career final, Federer saved the only break point he faced and converted four of his eight opportunities to clinch his 92nd career title in 53 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, firelast_img read more


World T20: Mendis’s quest to regain lost zip and momentum

first_imgAjantha Mendis seems to be in love with the number six. Six for 13 against India in the Asia Cup four years ago launched his career into orbit, six for 16 against Australia in Pallekele brought him the best figures in T20 internationals last year, and it was a six-for again that blew away Zimbabwe in Hambantota on Tuesday and gave him the second-best figures in all Twenty20 cricket.Mendis has had a difficult time over the last few years after starting off his career like there was no tomorrow. Most teams have started reading him from the hand, and his mystery has diminished manifold.But when Colombo woke up on Wednesday morning, Mendis was back to being the talk of the town. The World Twenty20 is, in any case, the primary thing on the minds of the Sri Lankan people right now, and it was difficult not to get excited about a bowling performance that was more than just a walk in the park against a minnow team.Mendis is returning from an eightmonth layoff due to a back injury, but his performance moved his captain, Mahela Jayawardene, to sing paeans in his honour.Ajantha was very keen to get back into the side and we saw that hunger in him.We wanted to make sure that he went through the processes and get his back sorted out, which is why we kept him away for this long.Hes come back strongly and hopefully hell continue to do the job. I am sure hell have bad days, but the quality of the player is that hell have more good days than bad,?? Jayawardene said.But Mendis is an endearingly simple lad, and though his discomfort with answering in English might be a reason, all he said after the game was: I am very happy that my return to the team was good. This was my first game, so I was a bit nervous, but the confidence given to me by my captain and teammates helped me a lot.?? There are sterner tests ahead for the son of a carpenter from Moratuwa. Not just in this tournament, where the South Africans and other top teams lie in wait, but in rediscovering his mojo in all formats of the game.After all, it would be a waste of a supreme talent if a bowler who took 26 wickets in his first three Tests against the likes of Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, fades away with a career average of [email protected]last_img read more


Neymar denies rape allegations

first_imgAccording to Neymar Santos, his son and the woman went on a date, but Neymar did not want to see her again. Since then, the woman has tried to extort money from the player and his family, he said.“My son can be accused of many things, but I know what kind of man he is … it’s clear that this was a trap,” he said, adding that the WhatsApp messages released by the player would exonerate him.According to the media reports, the accuser was in Paris from May 15 to 17, but waited until last Friday to file the complaint in Brazil because she was “emotionally shaken.”Neymar, who was transferred to PSG from Barcelona for a world-record 222 million euros ($248.5 million) in 2017, is currently in Brazil preparing for the Copa America, which takes place in the country from June 14 to July 7.His 2018-2019 season with his club has been blighted by injury.Sao Paulo’s security secretariat would not provide a copy of the woman’s complaint to AFP, confirming only that one had been filed but saying its contents were classified.Another star of world football, Cristiano Ronaldo, is facing allegations he raped a US woman in Las Vegas in 2009. The Portugal and Juventus player strongly denies the accusations. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar on Sunday denied raping a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her at a Paris hotel, with his father claiming he is the victim of blackmail.According to a complaint filed with Sao Paolo police and reported by the UOL and GloboEsporte websites, the world’s most expensive footballer is accused of “using violence to have sex with the victim without her consent.”ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer eases into 12th French Open quarterfinal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:04BuCor chief confirms release of 3 Chiong sisters rape-slay convicts02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The unidentified woman, who lives in Brazil, allegedly met Neymar through Instagram, and after exchanging messages, the footballer invited her to visit him in Paris in mid-May.According to the complaint, Neymar arrived at the hotel “apparently intoxicated,” and the two chatted and exchanged “caresses.”But then “he became aggressive and used violence to have sex with the victim without her consent,” the document said.‘It’s a trap’Neymar’s father, who is also his agent, categorically denied the accusations in an interview with Brazilian broadcaster Bandeirantes.“This is not true, he has never committed any crime,” said Neymar Santos, arguing that his son was a victim of blackmail. “We have all the evidence and we already gave everything to the lawyers.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments (FILES) In this file photo taken on May 4, 2019 Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. – Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar on June 2, 2019 denied raping a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her at a Paris hotel, with his father claiming he is the victim of blackmail. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP) Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I am accused of rape, it’s a big word, it’s very strong, but that is what has happened,” Neymar said in a seven-minute video posted on Instagram.“It surprised me, it’s a really ugly thing and a sad thing because anyone who knows me knows what kind of person I am and knows I would never do such a thing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNeymar, 27, then showed what he said was a long series of WhatsApp messages with the woman, including topless photographs of her in bed.He added: “These are intimate moments but it is necessary to make them public to prove that nothing really happened.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more


10 months agoIniesta happy to see Messi as Barcelona captain

first_imgIniesta happy to see Messi as Barcelona captainby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta is happy to see Leo Messi as Barcelona captain.Messi took the armband after Iniesta’s summer departure.”I don’t think it’s a new thing for him,” said Iniesta.”He has been here a long time as the star player and at the centre of everything.The captain’s armband is an added stimulus for him.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more