News story: Wide-ranging new maternity plans announced by the government

first_img Having a baby is one of the best moments of our lives, so I want our NHS to be the best place in the world to give birth. Today we will take steps to ensure every expectant mother is supported – from pregnancy, to birth, to those critical first months of parenthood – with a comprehensive package of personalised, high-quality support. Every parent will remember the red book that comes from the NHS with each baby. In this digital age we need to keep pace with the times. So, from birth, each child will now be able to start life using the best of modern technology – in a way that’s easier for parents and fit for the future. Great care also means safe care, but sadly too many women are still suffering the unimaginable tragedy of losing a child. We are committed to saving 4,000 lives by 2025 by halving stillbirths, maternal and infant deaths and serious brain injuries in new-borns. These new measures to improve maternity care, funded by taxpayers as part of the NHS long-term plan, will mean hundreds of thousands of new families get the very best care. digitising the paper child health record known to parents as the ‘red book’ piloting the digitisation of maternity records for 100,000 women by the end of 2019 to help women make choices about their care in a more convenient way improved accommodation for critically ill new-born babies and support from dedicated care co-ordinators from 2021 to 2022 wider availability of physiotherapy for the 1 in 3 women who experience incontinence after childbirth asking all maternity services to deliver an accredited, evidence-based infant feeding programme in 2019 to 2020, such as the UNICEF Baby Friendly initiative The measures will improve safety, quality and continuity of care to halve stillbirths, maternal and infant deaths and serious brain injuries in new-born babies by 2025.At the heart of these plans is a major redesign of neonatal services, led by an expansion in staff numbers – with more expert neonatal nurses and specialists, and new roles for allied health professionals.The measures also include:center_img The plans are backed by the funding increase of £20.5 billion every year by 2023 to 2024 for the NHS in England.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:last_img read more

Arsenal to begin talks to sign Philippe Coutinho as Mikel Arteta ‘dreams’ of signing the Barcelona midfielder

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 24 May 2020 3:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13.8kShares Comment Mikel Arteta ‘dreams’ of signing Philippe Coutinho, according to reports (Getty Images)It’s claimed that Arsenal have made arrangements to begin negotiations with Joorabchian, although a move for the Brazilian is expected to be costly.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta, meanwhile, has already warned that Arsenal will be forced to adapt their transfer plans if they miss out on a place in next season’s Champions League.Speaking last week, Joorabchian claimed no clubs have made an approach for the Brazilian so far.‘At the moment, we have not spoken to anybody about any deals whatsoever,’ Joorabchian told talkSPORT.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think at the moment everyone’s concentration is regarding this pandemic and how football can restart the season in a secure environment and over the health and safety of everybody.‘I think the transfer side of things and where he will go or where people will go will come into play down the line when things have got back to some sort of normality.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal are making plans to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona (Getty Images)Arsenal are preparing to begin talks with Philippe Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, over a deal to sign the midfielder from Barcelona, according to reports.The Brazil international has spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich but the German champions are unwilling to make the deal permanent for €120 million (£105m).Barcelona are looking to offload several players this summer in order to fund new signings and Coutinho is among those made available.Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Coutinho but according to Le10 Sport, Arsenal are now positioning themselves to sign the 27-year-old.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Mikel Arteta is behind the move as he ‘dreams’ of bringing Coutinho to Arsenal and would make the midfielder a focal point in the team. Arsenal to begin talks to sign Philippe Coutinho as Mikel Arteta ‘dreams’ of signing the Barcelona midfielder Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Revealed: The Brisbane River suburbs to suit every budget

first_imgThe tennis court at the home at 65 Carnegie St, Westlake.In Fairfield, just 4km from the CBD, the median house price is a reasonable $736,500. Riverfront homes in Hawthorne line the banks of the Brisbane River. Map of Brisbane’s river suburbs. Image: Fraser of Place – New Farm, who specialises in selling riverside property in the western suburbs, said there were still affordable opportunities to buy in the city’s riverside suburbs, with a handful of renovators and smaller, older homes still available.“Some of these properties offer huge potential for investment and, if renovated nicely, can end up paying off in the future,” Ms Fraser said. “However, these opportunities are becoming less common.”Ms Fraser said she expected it to become more challenging for buyers on a tight budget to secure a property close to the water over the next three years, with solid price growth predicted. This house at 4 Brixton St, Toowong, is for sale for between $800,000 and $850,000.Kirsty and Jeff Claudius have just upgraded to a bigger house in the riverside suburb of Chelmer after recently selling their three-bedroom home in the same suburb.The couple has lived in the area for the past 12 years because they like it so much.According to, Chelmer has a median house price of $1.25 million.“We definitely like being near the water,” Mrs Claudius said.“It’s just a nice outlook, it makes it nice and leafy around the area and a nice community feel.” The view from the rooftop terrace of the home at 34 Addison Ave, Bulimba.BRISBANE RIVER SUBURBS TO SUIT EVERY BUDGETFrom least expensive to most expensiveSuburb Median House PriceRiverview $245,000 Goodna $295,000 Wacol $308,985 Redbank $312,500 Pinkenba $370,000 Rocklea $410,000Riverhills $508,800Barellan Point $515,000 Oxley $566,500 Bellbowrie $567,500Karalee $570,000 Moggill $590,000 Jindalee $593,750Seventeen Mile Rocks $630,000Murarrie $635,000 Kenmore $702,500 Milton $715,000 Newstead $721,412Morningside $723,000 Westlake $730,000 Mount Crosby $735,000 Fairfield $736,500Corinda $785,000Sherwood $817,500East Brisbane $835,000Indooroopilly $850,000Graceville $850,000Yeronga $865,000Anstead $897,500 Toowong $915,000 Kangaroo Point $941,500 Dutton Park $953,000Highgate Hill $956,000Fig Tree Pocket $993,000West End $1.015m St Lucia $1.0675m Tennyson $1.091m Hawthorne $1.1mChelmer $1.25mAuchenflower $1.275mBulimba $1.35mNew Farm $1.4375mHamilton $1.5mPinjarra Hills $1.52m (Source: This house at 2 Gwydir St, Riverhills, is for sale for $554,000.On the opposite side of the river in Bellbowrie, 18km from the CBD, the median house price is also affordable at $567,500.A four-bedroom, two-bathroom house on a huge 1012 sqm block has just hit the market there for offers over $585,000.The property comes with a saltwater pool and large deck and is walking distance to the river and local shopping centre. This house at 13 Banyan St, Bellbowrie, is for sale for offers over $585,000.In Westlake, where the median house price is $745,000, it is possible to pick up a property by the river on a big block of land for under $1 million. This house at 65 Carnegie St, Westlake, is for sale. The view of the river from the home in Riverhills.“After 2011, there was a bit of a stigma in buying a riverside home, but now the positives of buying near the river far outweigh the negatives,” Mr Evenden said.“Just being able to wake up and look at the water every morning — people put an emotional premium on that view.” For first homebuyers, a three-bedroom bargain is also for sale in the same suburb for $554,000.The recently renovated house is on a bigger than average 653 sqm block and only a 20 minute drive to the city. This house at 1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point, is back on the market after selling for $18.48m. Riverhills is a riverside suburb and has a median house price of only $508,800.The riverfront property at 9 Curlew Place is in a flood-free position in a quiet cul-de-sac just metres from the water.Marketing agent Jackson Evenden from Ray White Sherwood – Graceville said properties in the suburb were tightly held and rarely became available for sale.Mr Evenden said buyers were starting to see the value in suburbs like Riverhills, where properties by the river were half or a third of the price of those 10 minutes away in Sherwood and Graceville. It is still possible to find a home to suit every budget along the Brisbane River.“People love living by the water; whether it be for the ease of taking out their boat or going for a run, walk or ride along the Brisbane River,” Ms Fraser said. “It is a way of life here now in Brisbane and it’s extremely highly-sought after, yet opportunities are few and far between because these properties are tightly held.”Despite the not-so-distant memory of the 2011 floods, demand for riverfront real estate in the Queensland capital is stronger than ever, according to recent sale of a luxury, riverfront apartment at New Farm for more than $6 million at 10/170 Bowen Terrace is testament to that. This home at 965 Brunswick St, New Farm, is scheduled for auction.Right now, there is a five-bedroom character home for sale for offers over $855,000 at 18 Luya St, Fairfield, while around the corner in Yeronga, a three-bedroom house is up for grabs for offers over $695,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago This five-bedroom house at 2 Rhyndarra St, Yeronga, is for sale.Bargain hunters should also head to inner-city Toowong.While the median house price is getting up there at $901,250, there is currently a three-bedroom house on a bigger than average 647 sqm block for sale for between $800,000 and $850,000. This house at 65 Longman Tce, Chelmer, recently sold for $6.6m.If your pockets are somewhat deeper, Kangaroo Point, Bulimba and New Farm have some of the hottest riverside property in the city.In Kangaroo Point, the most expensive house ever sold in a single transaction in Brisbane is back on the market. This house at 34 Addison Ave, Bulimba, is for sale. This two-level apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm, has just sold for more than $6m.But while the Brisbane River is home to many of the city’s most prestigious residences, less than 20 minutes from Brisbane city, the riverside suburb of Riverhills has a median house price of $508,800, according to now, on the banks of the river, a four-bedroom, two-bedroom house on 661 sqm is on the market for $789,000. MORE: Strike the right notes There is something to suit every budget along the Brisbane River, if you know where to look.YOU don’t have to be a billionaire to live on Brisbane’s ‘brown snake’, but agents warn now is the time to get a bargain before it’s too late.From a humble cottage a few minutes’ walk from the water, to the glamour of a luxury riverfront pad in Bulimba, there are still options to suit all budgets in the city’s river suburbs.But with spring selling season just around the corner, agents are crying out for more property listings to meet demand and affordable options by the water are fading fast. RELATED: Amazing waterside homes for every budget This house at 9 Curlew Plc, Riverhills, is on the market for $789,000. This house at 8 Richmond St, Chelmer, recently sold for $950,000.Mrs Claudius said she believed buying in a riverside suburb like Chelmer or Graceville was also a good investment.“If you’re a first homeowner, it’s pretty hard to get in, but there are still a few gems around,” she said.“Definitely in the long run property prices are going to continue rising.“It’s close to the train lines here, there are great little cafes around … and good schools for the kids.” The pool overhanging the river at 1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point.The riverfront home at 1 Leopard Street fetched a record $18.488 million in 2017.In Bulimba, the luxury pad belonging to rugby star Quade Cooper and his model girlfriend, Laura Dundovic, is on the market.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property at 34 Addison Ave was renovated before the couple moved to Melbourne this year, and includes a lap pool, rooftop terrace and 12m marina berth.last_img read more

Shot Charles Tambe In Stable Condition – Abia Warriors

first_imgManagement of Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia has confirmed that Charles Tambe who was shot by hoodlums on Friday morning in Ibadan is in a stable condition. The club rushed to the hospital on receiving the news. They said that he came to the hospital to show solidarity to the player, and ensure that he is adequately attended to considering the Pandemic in the country. 3SC General Manager, Dimeji Lawal led his Head Coach Edith Agoye, assistant coach Kabiru Alausa to the visit and wished him a quick recovery. read also:Abia Warriors goalkeeper shot in Ibadan It will be recalled that Tambe was a former goalkeeper at 3SC before he later joined Abia Warriors from Lobi Stars at the beginning of the current season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts Confirming this to newsmen, the Club’s Sporting Director, Patrick Ngwaogu said the goalkeeper who was attacked by hoodlums while engaging in a personal walkout, is responding to treatment at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Quoting his words the Director said ” we have been monitoring situations at UCH Ibadan. I spoke with Tambe, and he is stable. They shot him towards his right hand with a local gun, but we are grateful to God the bullets just went through and didn’t pierce his body. The doctors at the hospital gave him urgent attention and put him on observations. He is in his normal high spirit, and hopefully, by Saturday, the Doctors will give us further directives”. He further assured football followers that there is no cause for alarm, as the management of Abia Warriors is fully on top of the situation. Meanwhile, In the spirit of sportsmanship and brotherliness, officials of 3SC of Ibadan paid a visit to the Abia Warriors goalkeeper Charles Tambe at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Tom Brady: Still no timetable for decision about future plans

first_imgMORE: Ranking 2020 NFL free-agent quarterbacks”It’s always been proving it to myself and being motivated internally to push myself to the limits. Sometimes the limits push back. I’ve experienced that,” Brady continued. “But I also think I’m inspired by so many people who push the limits. I love watching documentaries of incredible human feats. They’re inspiring. People climb these mountains, and do things that people never thought were possible. I’m at a certain point in my career where people think what I’m doing is to a degree impossible.”For me, it’s about continuing to prove to myself that I can lay it on the line and we can still try to achieve the ultimate goal, which is winning Super Bowls.” The 42-year-old star, who said retirement was “pretty unlikely” following New England’s wild-card loss, has already made it clear he still has more to prove in the NFL.IYER: Six moves Pats can make to convince Brady to stayIn extended comments, he told Westwood One: “The contract things, a week after the season, I would say these things haven’t even started to pick up. It’s really not my concern at this point.”It’s been about decompressing, and resting my mind a little bit, and resting my body and spending time with the people who have supported me over the last six months.”MORE: Ranking best free-agent fits for Brady if QB leaves PatriotsBrady added: “I love playing football. I love playing for [the Patriots] organization. I really don’t know what it looks like moving forward, and I’m just taking it day to day.”We are a week removed from the end of our season. There is a lot of time to figure these things out. I don’t think any player or team is ready to make any commitments at this point and I’m sure as the offseason progresses those things will take care of themselves.” (Getty Images) As to the continued speculation about 2020, Brady said: “I can only say how I feel and that’s what’s the truth to me and what’s authentic to me. And I have no decision that I have made and there won’t be for some considerable time, so I know there is speculation; there always is. That’s just part of being in professional sports, that’s part of being a professional athlete.”When people aren’t talking about this season, they want to talk about next season, and the reality is that next season is quite a ways away. I have some other things that are happening at this time. Like I said, spending some time with my family, my loved ones and giving them the time they need, and then as people begin to plan for next season, like I said, these things will take care of themselves.” Tom Brady said he is not concerned about his future at the moment, and the New England Patriots quarterback is unwilling to put a timetable on his 2020 plans.Brady is set to become a free agent in mid-March. His 2020 offseason began after the Super Bowl 53 champion Patriots were eliminated by the Tennessee Titans in the NFL playoffs earlier this month.last_img read more