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Major workshop gets underway in Dominica today

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 18 Views   no discussions LocalNews Major workshop gets underway in Dominica today by: – January 26, 2012center_img Share Share Photo credit: umemro.blogspot.comA workshop geared at raising the awareness on what “Results Based Financing” is and how these approaches are being implemented in different countries globally will get underway in Dominica today. The workshop will include presentations on the Argentina Plan Nacer experience, Belize Pay for Performance program, and Burundi’s Performance Based Financing approach. Participants will also engage in group work and case study discussions to raise challenges and opportunities for RBF approaches in Dominica’s health sector.In support of the RBF workshop and to provide the World Bank team with a better understanding of the challenges faced at the different health service delivery levels in Dominica, the Ministry of Health organized site visits for the World Bank team to visit the Princess Margaret Hospital and Type I and Type III Health Centres throughout Dominica. The workshop is the first activity of the RBF program and will be followed by a situational analysis to further explore how to effectively apply RBF approaches in the health sector. It will also include study tours visits to countries implementing good practice RBF approaches relevant to Dominica’s context, and the development of a country work plan to support further exploring an RBF approach for the health sector. Meanwhile a World Bank Mission team led by Carmen Carpio, Health Specialist, arrived in Dominica on January 23, 2012 to provide technical assistance in support of the Dominica health sector. The mission will consist of two main activities which include discussing and exploring opportunities for results-based financing (RBF) approaches in Dominica’s health sector and assessing the Health Information System. Results-Based Financing (RBF) for Health is a tool used for increasing the quantity and quality of health services. It combines the use of incentives for health-related behaviours with a strong focus on results, and can support efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).A follow-on visit by the World Bank team will take place in February to focus on the health information system (HIS). This visit will build on the RBF workshop and assess the stage of development of the HIS and identify opportunities for supporting potential RBF approaches and regional reporting on common health indicators across the OECS. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Cricket News Virat Kohli’s India in Melbourne – 37 years of pain and a big hoodoo

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: When one looks at overseas bogies for Team India, Australia and South Africa feature prominently. In South Africa, they have won three Tests in 26 years and have never achieved a series win. Their record is woeful in Australia, where they have won just six Tests in 71 years of touring Down Under. After winning the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs, Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team squandered the advantage by losing the Perth Test by 146 runs. Heading into the Melbourne Test on Boxing Day, the stakes cannot get any higher. India head into the match low on confidence after once again encountering a worrying trend in overseas games. They also encounter excess historical baggage at a venue which is considered one of their ultimate bogey grounds.Before the start of the series, the major concerns regarding India’s obstacles to victory were lower order batting from the opposition and batting collapses. The first point of the opposition tail wagging almost hurt India in Adelaide but stung them hard in Perth. India’s batting did not collapse in heaps in Adelaide but their collapse syndrome was repeated in the second Test. However, a third problem has cropped up in overseas tour and that is the failure to maintain a lead after winning or drawing the first game of the series.  Read More | Sourav Ganguly reveals angry message to Virat Kohli after Perth lossIn the last 15 years, India has won the series after winning or drawing the first game only twice in the SENA countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia). In 2007 against England, they drew the Lord’s Test, won the Trent Bridge game and ultimately their first series win after 21 years. In 2009 against New Zealand, they won in Hamilton and drew the Napier and Wellington Tests to secure a series win in New Zealand after 41 years. Apart from these two instances, the story has been painful for India.Read More | Mitchell Johnson slams Virat Kohli, calls his behavior ‘disrespectful’In 2003, after winning the Adelaide Test, India squandered the advantage in Melbourne to lose by nine wickets against Australia. In 2006, they won the first Test against South Africa in Johannesburg only to spectacularly implode in Durban and Cape Town. In 2013, they drew the Johannesburg Test but lost in Durban against South Africa. In 2014, they drew the Trent Bridge Test and won in Lord’s but they lost heavily in Southampton, Old Trafford and at The Oval to lose the series 3-1 to England. The inability to sustain the lead in a long series continues to hurt India and they face an uphill task to correct it at a venue where they have a horror record.Melbourne woesIn foreign countries, India has plenty of bogey grounds – meaning venues where India do not have a great record. Melbourne is one such ground which has given India plenty of nightmares. It is hard to imagine that this is the same venue which gave India their first-ever Test win in Australia in 1977. It was the sight of the most heroic performance by an Indian in 1981 when Kapil Dev, injured groin and all, bowled Australia out for 83 to give India victory by 59 runs.Read More | What should be the playing XI for Virat Kohli’s India in MCG Test?However, that was the last instance of glory. India have endured nothing but pain in 37 years, losing four and drawing two games. Melbourne is in the long list of bogey grounds for India overseas. Sydney, the venue of the New Year Test, Edgbaston, Basin Reserve in Wellington, Newlands in Cape Town and Supersport Park in Centurion, Kensington Oval in Barbados and Harare in Zimbabwe are the others. Out of 57 Tests played at these venues, they have won just five games and have a win-loss ratio of just 0.135, which is the worst among all teams with more than 20 Tests.India will have to overcome a massive baggage of history and numbers if they have to create history. Breaking a 37-year hoodoo is the ideal way to ensure India end their overseas jinx. last_img read more

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NFL Draft 2019 odds, prop bets: Will Kyler Murray go No. 1 overall?

first_img Giants GM Dave Gettleman shuts down Josh Rosen trade talk In news that will not shock anyone, Kyler Murray is favored to be the top selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.The Cardinals are reportedly expected to pick the former Oklahoma star at No. 1. Some have said it’s a near lock Murray will end up in Arizona, but general manager Steve Keim told reporters earlier this week the team has not made a decision about who it will draft. “The fact that I don’t know what we’re doing but everyone else does, that’s concerning,” Keim said. “We are not done with this process.“There are a number of players, in my opinion, and our scouts’ opinions, and our coaches’ opinion, that warrant being the first overall selection.” Related News Murray took home the Heisman Trophy last season after he threw for 4,361 yards and tallied 54 total scores. Oklahoma finished with a 12-2 record and advanced to the College Football Playoff semifinal, where it fell to Alabama.Alabama’s Quinnen Williams and Ohio State’s Nick Bosa could also go No. 1 if the Cardinals decide to trade back or pass on Murray.Here’s a complete list of betting odds for the No. 1 overall pick as well as some of the best prop bets for the 2019 NFL Draft.NFL Draft betting odds, prop bets for 2019Odds to be selected with the No. 1 pickKyler Murray-500Nick Bosa+325Quinnen Williams +600Josh Allen+2800Will Kyler Murray be the No. 1 pick?YES-600NO+450First round picks: Offense vs DefenseOffensive players+2.5 (-110)Defensive players-2.5 (-110)Number of SEC players taken in first roundOver 12.5 players-120Under 12.5 players+100Number of ACC and Big 10 players taken in first round Over 10.5 players-110Under 10.5 players-110Draft position: Dwayne HaskinsDraft position over 6.5-110Draft position under 6.5-110Draft position: Ed OliverDraft position over 8.5-110Draft position under 8.5-110Draft position: DK MetcalfDraft position over 18.5-110Draft position under 18.5-110Draft position: Drew Lockcenter_img NFL Draft 2019: Why Cardinals should take Kyler Murray Draft position over 10.5-110Draft position under 10.5-110Draft position: Rashan GaryDraft position over 11.5-110Draft position under 11.5-110Draft position: Dexter LawrenceDraft position over 27.5-110Draft position under 27.5-110Odds updated on April 18. Odds to be selected with the No. 1 pick provided by Betonline.ag and prop bets provided by William Hill.last_img read more

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