COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones has talked about a lot of things on Twitter. One of them is his diet.Jones has expressed his love for Chipotle. He’s also talked about going vegan.Jones first brought up cutting out all meat and meat-related products last fall. Apparently, he did not officially make the switch though.Today, Jones again tweeted that he’s looking to go vegan and was soliciting help from his followers.Need help transforming to complete plant based diet. Who or where?— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) June 10, 2018At least one former teammate wants to inherit Jones’ Chipotle card if he’s serious about his new diet.Soooo… about that chipotle card..— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) June 10, 2018Do you think Cardale is for real this time?Also, Buckeye fans who are vegan, help your former QB out.
New Delhi: The mercury in the national capital Monday dropped several notches owing to light rainfall, easterly winds and a western disturbance. The city recorded a high of 35.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, and a low of 27.4 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels oscillated between 55 and 78 percent, according to the weather office. The weather stations at Lodhi Road and the Delhi Ridge recorded traces of rainfall. Moisture-laden easterly winds are moving towards Delhi and a western disturbance is also affecting weather activity in the hills and the northern plains, including the Delhi-NCR region, said Kuldeep Shrivastava, a senior scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD). Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark Similar weather conditions will prevail in the city for another three to four days, he said. Private forecaster Skymet Weather said a thundercloud over Haryana is moving towards Delhi and light rain is likely in the next 24 hours which will keep the mercury in check. Light rain activity will continue in patches for another two-three days. Thereafter, the temperatures will rise slightly, chief meteorologist at Skymet Weather Mahesh Palwat said. The weatherman has predicted a generally cloudy sky on Tuesday. The city is likely to witness light rain, thunderstorm and winds gusting up to 40 kilometers per hour. The maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 34 and 26 degrees Celsius respectively.
The high-level team appointed by the United Nations to investigate the events surrounding a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has concluded its visit to the African country, the UN spokesperson’s office confirmed today. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the investigation on 29 January to determine the facts surrounding the “tragic incident” which resulted in the death and injury of protesters in the northern city of Gao.The Inquiry team – formed by three independent experts, Bacre Waly Ndiaye of Senegal (team leader), Ralph Zacklin of the United Kingdom and Mark Kroeker of the United States – spent eight days in Mali, meeting with national and regional authorities as well as representatives of MINUSMA, authorities from hospitals that received victims, protesters who were injured and the associations who organized the protests with the hope that they “could help shed light on the events.” The three experts will now head to New York where they will present a preliminary report to the Secretary-General.
“[For] each additional year of education, [there is] a 10 per cent reduction in fertility,” said UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a news release, announcing the paper.According to Early and unintended pregnancy: Recommendations for the education sector, in addition to the detrimental effects on health, social, economic and education of adolescent girls, early and unintended pregnancy also put the young mother’s and the child’s lives at risk.“Pregnancy and childbirth complications are the second cause of death among 15- to 19-year-olds, with approximately 70,000 adolescents affected annually,” added UNESCO.With the new technical paper, the UN agency aims to bridge the lack of operational guidance for the education sector on how to address early and unintended pregnancy, with recommendations including promotion of re-entry policies, comprehensive sexuality education for pregnancy prevention, access to school health services and safe school environments for girls.In particular, it points to a review undertaken of 58 programmes in India which found that girls with secondary schooling were 70 per cent less likely to marry as children than illiterate girls.It was commissioned to help Governments and education actors understand the effects of early and unintended pregnancy and the actions necessary to prevent it while also ensuring that all girls, including those who are pregnant and parenting, can realize their right to education in a safe and supportive school environment.Pregnancy has to be integrated into the wider subject of life skills or sexuality education, not as a short, stand-alone topic“Great strides are being made in improving access and retention for girls in the school system [but] policy implementation regarding early and unintended pregnancy must be emphasized to ensure the continuation of girls’ education in a safe and supportive environment,” underscored UNESCO. In addition to the direct benefit for girls and their families, addressing this pressing problem also contributes to achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including Goal 1 on eliminating poverty, Goal 3 on promoting healthier lives, Goal 5 on achieving gender equality and Goal 16 on building peaceful and inclusive societies. “Pregnancy has to be integrated into the wider subject of life skills or sexuality education, not as a short, stand-alone topic,” said Joanna Herat, a UNESCO official associated with its project on combatting early and unintended pregnancy. “By integrating it into life skills or sexuality education, it also means that it is taught to both boys and girls – recognizing that both male and female learners have a role to play in making decisions about healthy sexual relationships, now and in the future.” The brief has been produced by UNESCO in collaboration with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the Ford foundation and Step Up, Strengthening evidence for programming on unintended pregnancy, is based on detailed review of evidence. Its launch coincides with the 2017 London Family Planning Summit.