32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Always an adventure when GonzoBanker folks appear on CUbroadcast and this episode is no different, as we talk about the looming “card-not-present” battleground not that the EMV liability shift deadline has passed. GonzoBankers Steve Williams and Ryan Rackley join us to discuss “The 5 Priorities in the Card-Not-Present Battleground” for credit unions. Sounds kind of like a game of “whack-a-mole” when one thing gets resolved, another pops up. But Steve and Ryan provide some excellent info and advice on this hot topic. continue reading »
What Ms. Foss did not point out is that abortion is linked to an increased risk of pre-term birth and that, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2009), black women abort at three times the rate of white women. In an article on abortion and premature birth, Dr. Martin McCaffery, an associate professor in the Neonatal Perinatal Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, cited a study published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, which reviewed 41 prior studies on the subject.Dr. McCaffery relates, “The study determined that a single prior induced abortion increases the risk of a future very pre-term birth (less than 32 weeks) by 64 percent.”Although black women of child-bearing age make up on 13 percent of all the female population according to the U.S. Census Bureau (2013), they account for 30 percent of all abortions (Guttmacher Institute May 2010). It seems to me that the much higher abortion rate may help to explain both the increased incidence of pre-term birth and of infant mortality as discussed by Ms. Foss.Lastly, the risk of pregnancy loss through ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage, both mentioned in her article, are also increased by prior abortion.Sheila BlaschColonieMore from The Daily Gazette:Albany County warns of COVID increaseFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Thank you to Sara Foss for her enlightening Nov. 12 article on infant mortality and its connection to race. Ms. Foss stated that black infants are two-and-a-half times more likely to die in the first year after birth than are white babies, and also that premature birth is a leading cause of infant mortality. She also stated that black women had a 48 percent higher rate of pre-term birth than all other women.
(REUTERS) – Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia, the swashbuckling opener announced yesterday.“I have decided to retire from the ODIs after the third match in Dambulla (on Sunday) and will play the two Twenty20s and then retire completely,” Dilshan told local media.After the conclusion of the five-match ODI series, Sri Lanka and Australia will play two Twenty20 matches on September 6 and September 9.Inventor of the famous ‘Dilscoop’ ramp shot, Dilshan played the last of his 87 Tests in 2013 before quitting the longer format with 5 492 runs and 39 wickets.A wily off-spinner and one of the most agile Sri Lankan fielders even at the age of 39, Dilshan scored 22 and 10 in the first two one-dayers of the ongoing five-match series against world champions Australia.“I, together with my committee, wish to extend our sincere appreciation and wish him the very best in his future endeavours,” Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said in a statement.According to media reports, the former captain was persuaded to retire as Sri Lanka builds a new team under Angelo Mathews with an eye on the 2019 World Cup.Dilshan made his one-day debut against Zimbabwe in 1999 and went on to play 329 ODIs, amassing 10 248 runs that included 22 hundreds, with an 86-plus strike rate.He has also scored 1 884 runs in 78 Twenty20 Internationals and was Sri Lanka’s top scorer in this year’s World Twenty20 in India.