On Saturday evening the reserves and seniors played Four masters in Donegal town. Both teams unfortunately were defeated. A Very spirited performance by both teams and looking forward to the encounter against Killybegs at Home on Sunday 17th April 1.30/3pm throw in. All support appreciated. League fixtures are available online at our website: www.naomhmuire.ie/fixturesThe U14 girls have their first match of the season on Tuesday 12th April away to Cloughaneely. Throw in is at 6.30pm. Congratulations to Jack O’Brien who came on as a sub in the Donegal v Dublin Division 1 league semifinal on Sunday, a great achievement for Jack and for the club!Comhghairdeas do scoil náisiúnta Béal na Cruite a chríochnaigh sa seachtú áit i tráth na gcesit an chomhar creidmheasa! Congratulations to Belcruit national school who finished in 7th place in the Credit Union table quiz!Lotto Results 6/4/16. This week’s winning numbers: 6,21,22,23: 3 match 3 winners: Tina Boyle Ranafast, Micheal Gillespie Braade and Paula Sharkey Donabate/ Mullaghderg Mountain. Next weeks jackpot is €1580, remember if you’re not in you can’t win!! Our Lotto can now be played online from our website www.naomhmuire.ie. This is aimed at people on the go and people away from home. A great new way for people away from home to support the club!Comhghairdeas dó Roisin Rodgers Donegal U14 Ulster Championship team and Casey McGarvey Donegal U14 Ulster Dev. League team on their victories v Tyrone and Down on Sunday Maith sibh Cailiní! All of our club coaches will be taking part in a first aid course on 23rd April which we are hosting at the club house.If anyone would like to Join the 100+ club, please make contact with any club member and we can arrange a standing order or collection of the €20 per month subscription.WAAR is fast approaching, why not challenge yourself and sign up for WAAR which takes place on 14th May 2016. Full details at http://www.waar.ie/ GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE U14 GIRLS IN ACTION TONIGHT AWAY TO CLOUGHANEELY was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRESport
Human milk banking, like wet nursing, has been around for years. But in modern times with the rise of HIV, precautions are necessary. The South African Breastmilk Reserve allows babies to be fed with breast milk when their mothers are unable to do so. It helps to reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission, and other infections in premature babies. Stasha Jordan started the South African Breastmilk Reserve to ensure infants born to HIV-positive mothers can be fed breast milk. The bank also helps other infants in need. (Image: Priya Pitamber)• Active citizenship in South Africa at a healthy level• Research backs up South Africa’s good story• Sandton goes car-free for a month• South Africa’s women in politics• Social enterprises set up to change lives Priya PitamberFollowing the birth of her first child, coupled with research for her Masters in public policy and policy guidelines on the feeding of babies born to HIV-positive mothers, Stasha Jordan was inspired to create the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR).“We saw that mixed feeding – formula and breast milk – could increase the escalation of infection,” she said. “A human milk bank works better. It prevents the mixed feeding of HIV-exposed infants.”She said she found the opportunity to make a difference for humanity.This is in line with South Africa’s health goals as set out in the National Development Plan of reducing maternal, infant and child mortality from 56 to below 30 per 1 000 live births, and reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission to zero by 2030.How human milk banking worksHealthy mothers are encouraged to voluntarily donate breast milk. The donated milk is then pasteurised. In Johannesburg, it is kept in nine deep freezer units at the SABR offices at Media Mills. So far, 44 human milk banks have been set up at hospitals across the country.“In South Africa, where so many women are HIV-positive, sourcing donor mothers has even more importance than in the western world,” states the SABR website.“Without breast milk during their first two weeks of life, premature infants (especially those with a low birth weight) are left wanting for antibodies and are vulnerable to infections and diseases that result in hundreds of deaths annually.”Ruzelle Enslin, a 28-year-old human resources and payroll administrator, started donating breast milk in March this year. She said her 15-month-old son no longer drank expressed milk, so she wanted to donate it. “Other babies can benefit,” she explained.She now donates two to three litres every second week. “I put a donor number on the bottle and the date. The courier picks it up,” Enslin said. “I’ll continue to do it for as long as possible.”Some breast milk is collected at the donors, says SABR, “other times we might need you to meet us half way or pop into a milk bank or collection corner”.There is no monetary gain for donors. “Two-thirds of the breast milk received by Netcare hospitals is donated to state facilities,” reads the website. “Public patients receive the milk free of charge while private patients pay R250 per week of feeding.”Benefits of breast milkHuman milk banking has other advantages for babies other than reducing the exposure to HIV. It helps premature babies get the nutrition they need to grow, and helps to reduce the risk of infections of the gut.An SABR breast milk bank was set up at Cecelia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane in Eastern Cape in November 2014 by nursing sister Nobathembu Mafanya and registered dietician Kim Venter. “Feeding artificial milk to premature and low birth weight infants increases their risk for developing life threatening intestinal diseases like necrotising enterocolitis (NEC),” said Venter. “It can be avoided if a baby receives breast milk.”Feeding artificial milk to premature infants is directly associated with NEC, an infection of the intestine, says the SABR. NEC results in infant mortality rates exceeding 80%. Breastfeeding has benefits for mothers and their babies. Click on the image for a larger view. (Image: SABR)Quasim Aham, 34, used the SABR service because his baby was born at 33 weeks and his wife had an infection in her blood. She was unable to breastfeed their newborn.The Ahams used breast milk donated by his niece. “It’s been very beneficial,” he said.Posted by South-African Breastmilk Reserve on Monday, October 12, 2015Challenges and rewardsSince the SABR was formally registered in 2005, Jordan said it had had its fair share of challenges and highlights. “It’s a non-profit organisation so a challenge is to find funding,” she explained. “We also had to establish a new industry – human milk banking – and find a market for it.”But she had noticed it had had a growing impact. “The SABR runs 44 milk banks across the country and is expanding fast: last year it fed 1 689 babies, while this year it got to more than 2 800,” noted British newspaper The Guardian. The SABR has expanded its footprint and has increased the numbers of hospitals it services. (Image: SABR)“We have touched the lives of infants,” concluded Jordan.If you are interested in becoming a donor, or are in need of its services, see the SABR website. read more
Janaka Gunaratne and Asanka Silva scalped three wickets each as Ruhunu Eleven defeated Leicestershire Foxes by four runs in a nail-biting finish to keep their hopes of qualifying for Champions League Twenty20 main round alive here on Wednesday. ScoreRiding on Dinesh Chandimal’s strokeful 51-ball 62, Ruhunu set a competitive total of 160 for six after being asked to bat and then restricted Leicestershire to 156 for eight at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.Veteran Pakistani Abdul Razzaq fought a lone battle for Leicestershire, hitting a superb 68 off 46 balls, studded with six fours and two sixes, even as wickets kept falling at regular intervals at the other end.Though Leicestershire batsmen managed to come near the target but the Ruhunu bowlers had the last laugh. Ruhunu had lost to Trinidad and Tobago in their first match on Monday.Chasing 161 for a victory, Leicestershire made a strong start and looked like getting there as they brought up 81 for two in nine overs. But some sensible bowling and quick wickets by Ruhunu bowlers ended the England outfit’s hopes.Openers — Joshua Cobbs (15) and Razzaq — gave the Foxes a flying start. The pair took the team to 31 in 2.2 overs before Janoda removed the former. But that did not stop the Foxes run-riot as Razzaq and captain Andrew McDonald continued sending the opponent bowlers on a leather hunt.McDonald hit three fours during his quickfire 24-run knock off 15 balls before Chandimal stumped him off the bowling of Silva.Silva went on to add another wicket to his kitty in his very next over by removing Will Jefferson (3) to give a ray of hope to Ruhunu.advertisementWhile Razzaq continued to hit the ball all around the park and brought up a quick half-century, wickets kept falling at the other end.After Razzaq got out, it became difficult for Leicestershire to accelerate but Jacques du Toit (13) and Claude Henderson (8 not out) gave a tough fight.Earlier, Ruhunu openers Sanath Jayasuriya (6) and skipper Mahela Udawatte (2) got off to a disastrous start as they lost the first two wickets for 17 runs in 3.1 overs as Harry Gurney sent both the batsmen back in his first two overs.Chandimal and Kushal Janith Parera, then joined hands to steady the boat. To begin with, Parera was the more dominant of the two as he managed to set the rhythm with a six and a four off one of Naik’s overs.But his brief cameo of 15-ball 19 came to an end when Jigar Naik caught him off the bowling off Abdul Razzaq. Razzaq struck once again in his next over as he sent the new batsman Janaka Gunaratne (1) packing as well.However Chandimal, who got a life at seven when Nixon missed a stumping chance off Naik’s bowling, held his ground and hit the loose balls that came his way.Mixing cautious with aggression, Chandimal in the able company of Siriwardana (17) added 44-odd runs to the total.After Siriwardana departed, Chandimal continued to frustrate the Leicestershire bowlers along with Karunanayake and brought up his half-century in 45 balls, setting the path for a good total.For Leicestershire, Harry Gurney (three for 33) was the pick of the bowlers while Abdul Razzaq (two for 30) and Claude Henderson (one for 29) also contributed to the team’s cause. read more
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (second right), converses with Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland (right) during a meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday (September 25). Looking on are Under-Secretary for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ambassador Ann Scott (left); and Jamaica’s Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Courtenay Rattray.