Pochettino urges Spurs to pay back patient fans

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has hailed the patience of the club’s supporters over the delay in the new stadium and said his side can repay them by winning their Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.Spurs again play at their temporary home of Wembley Stadium while work continues on their new ground on the site of their old White Hart Lane venue which will not open until January at the earliest.Pochettino’s side are facing an early exit from Europe’s elite club competition, sitting bottom of Group B with one point from three games.“We cannot ask more from them. We, the club, (chairman) Daniel (Levy) we feel sorry for them. Of course, we all expected to be in the new stadium in this period. We can only be grateful as to be at Wembley for them is tougher than it is for us,” Pochettino told a news conference on Monday.“We hope we can pay back all the effort by winning tomorrow. It’s the only way we can repay them.”Tottenham’s battle to remain in the Champions League appeared more difficult with an dwindling list of players to choose from.In addition to long-term injury absentees Danny Rose (groin) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring), Spurs will also be without midfielders Mousa Dembele (ankle), Eric Dier (thigh) and Victor Wanayama (knee).Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is suspended following the Frenchman’s red card against the Dutch side in Eindhoven two weeks ago.Nevertheless, Spurs will retain hope of reaching the knockout stage should Barcelona beat Inter Milan in Italy on Tuesday.“We need to do our job,” Pochettino said. “We want to be in the next stage, it’s not only we need the help of Barcelona winning the game. We need to do our job and we need to perform as well.“I think it’s a great opportunity to get the three points and to have the hope to go to the next stage and then we have Inter Milan here and play the last game in Barcelona… maybe if they win it can help us, but we are the most important thing.”Forward Dele Alli is available having not been in the squad for Saturday’s Premier League win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.last_img read more

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2 remanded over $25M theft

first_imgThe two men who were reportedly caught stealing from the Chicka D Restaurant located on Vlissengen Road were on Monday remanded to prison when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Forty-one-year-old Gary Grant and his alleged accomplice, Seon Clarke, 47, stood before Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer to the charges against them.The duo denied that between September 20, 2017 and October 5, 2017, they broke into the Chicka D Restaurant and stole an ice maker along with other items valued in total $25 million.Clarke was also charged separately for assaulting a Police Officer and behaving disorderly.Police Prosecutor Adoni Innis told the court that the men broke and entered the recently-closed business place owned by businessman Deonarine Singh.Police, however, received a tip and swooped down on the location where they caught the men in the act.In an attempt to escape lawmen, Clarke pulled out a knife and advanced towards a Policeman. He reportedly punched the officer in his eye and managed to escape, but was later subdued by public-spirited persons and handed over to the Police.Grant, who managed to escape later, turned himself in to the Police.Magistrate Latchman remanded both men to prison until October 30, 2017 when the case will be called again.last_img read more

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Bayern keen to be part of ‘golden generation’

first_imgLahm played in the Bayern team that lost 2-0 at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan in the 2010 final in Madrid.Current club president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, meanwhile, were part of the Bayern team that won consecutive titles in 1974, 1975 and 1976.Lahm will lead Munich out on Saturday eager to make history by lifting the Champions League trophy for the second time and claiming the club’s fifth overall European Cup title.“You need an international title if you want to become a golden generation,” said the 28-year-old.“You want to lift the cup when you are in a final. And of course it is nice to be the first one to lift it. I don’t have many more years at the top level.”Bayern have been licking their wounds since they were hammered 5-2 by Borussia Dortmund in last Saturday’s German Cup final and Hoeness has warned that FA Cup winners Chelsea are a dangerous side.“Chelsea are a team with their backs against the wall, because of their up-and-down season in the league,” he said.“If they lose the final, they will not be in the Champions League next season and we all know what that means for a team like Chelsea.“Anyone who thinks we have already won this match is certainly wrong.”Bayern are bidding to become the first team since Inter at San Siro in 1965 to win the European title on home soil and two years after defeat in Madrid, Lahm says the team has grown.“We have many players who were playing for us in 2010,” said Lahm.“We have developed, we have much more experience. The belief in winning the title is much bigger than two years ago.”Having been a ball boy in 1997 when the Champions League final was last played in Munich, Lahm admitted he never dreamed he would one day captain Bayern in a European final.“At the time, I definitely wasn’t dreaming that I would one day be competing for the trophy, it was simply too far away,” Lahm told Munich-based newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.The Germany and Bayern captain was 13 years old when Dortmund claimed the trophy with a 3-1 win over Juventus on May 28, 1997 at Munich’s Olympic Stadium, which was Bayern’s previous home stadium.Despite the occasion, Lahm admitted he was underwhelmed by the experience.“It was nothing special. The same group (of ball boys) had been together the whole season for every home Bayern Munich game. We wore the same kit and there was no special briefing,” he said.Munich’s 69,000-seater Allianz Arena, Bayern’s home ground since 2005, will be sold out on Saturday, but the final will also be screened at the Olympic Stadium as the club received more than a million ticket applications.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BERLIN, Germany, May 17 – Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm says his side must beat Chelsea in Saturday’s Champions League final if they want to be considered part of the club’s “golden generation.”Bayern host Chelsea at Munich’s Allianz Arena with the Bavarian giants bidding to lift the trophy for the first time since 2001, having reached two of the last three finals.last_img read more

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Leicester heroes make FIFA player of the year shortlist

first_img0Shares0000Jamie Vardy (l) and Riyad Mahrez (r) have been unstoppable for Leicester City this season. PHOTO/SKY.ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov 4- FIFA said Friday it had drawn up a shortlist of 23 candidates for its Best Men’s Player of 2016 with luminaries such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Barcelona’s Messi and Real Madrid’s Ronaldo have dominated almost a decade of accolades between them but also in the mix this time are Manchester United’s world record signing from Juventus Paul Pogba as well as fellow France international Antoine Griezman of Atletico Madrid. In a nod to Leicester City’s improbable English Premier League title win midfielder N’Golo Kante, who has since moved to Chelsea, also makes the provisional list along with former teammates Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, as does West Ham’s France striker Dimitri Payet.Ronaldo is seen as favourite following a season in which he won the Champions League for the second time with Real — having also won with Manchester United — and also helping Portugal to Euro 2016 glory, though he was injured early on in the final win over France.Ronaldo’s clubmate Gareth Bale is also on the list for his Madrid showings but also his role in helping Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, where Ronaldo’s Portuguese ended their hopes.FIFA will make the award on January 9 in Zurich and also honour the top coach of 2016.France boss Didier Deschamps and his former France teammate Zinedine Zidane, who led Real to the Champions League, are in the hunt.Among those looking to be crowned top female player are last year’s winner Carli Lloyd of the United States who plays for Houston Dash and Brazilian star Marta of Swedish club Rosengard, who has won the award five times.Three members of Germany’s Olympic gold medal winning team are also among the ten-woman shortlist — Bayern Munich midfielders Melanie Behringer and Sara Dabritz, and Lyon’s Dzsenifer Marozsan.The coaches and skippers of national sides will vote for the various categories but a public internet vote will also be taken into account as will the views of 200 global media representatives.Full listSergio Agüero (Argentina/Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City), Antoine Griezmann (France/Atlético Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain/Manchester United), Andrés Iniesta (Spain/FC Barcelona), N’Golo Kanté (France/Leicester City/Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria/Leicester City), Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Luka Modrić (Croatia/Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern Munich), Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona), Mesut Özil (Germany/Arsenal), Dimitri Payet (France/West Ham United), Paul Pogba (France/Juventus/Manchester United), Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid), Alexis Sánchez (Chile/Arsenal), Luis Suárez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona), Jamie Vardy (England/Leicester City).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Giuliani skips non-N.Y. bagel nosh

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — He skipped the bagel. New Yorker Rudy Giuliani dropped into a California bagel shop Friday in the middle of a state fundraising swing. He pumped a lot of hands. Smiled for pictures. Had some coffee — even autographed a paper cup. But the Republican presidential candidate didn’t touch the California bagels. “I know he’s on a bit of a time crunch,” said Scott Thompson, the manager of the shop, which was filled with a morning breakfast crowd along with Giuliani partisans assembled for his stopover. “I didn’t take it personally,” Thompson said. Giuliani lavished praise on the coffee, and an aide said later that the mayor wasn’t snubbing the West Coast’s version of New York’s legendary nosh. “He ate earlier,” spokesman Jarrod Agen said. He “came to meet voters.” It’s a tradition for politicians to sample the fare when visiting restaurants and delis. Giuliani is a noted food lover — and his waistline has sometimes shown it. As mayor, he liked to wager the city’s prized bagels in bets with other mayors during playoff season. And when California Gov. Pete Wilson visited him at City Hall in 1995, what did they have for breakfast? Bagels. But this time he left the bagels stacked behind the glass counter. The mayor’s arrival at the California shop set off a round of hearty applause, and he planted a kiss on one voter’s cheek. He said he planned to take a few days off over the July Fourth holiday and might play some golf. He pooh-poohed the polls, even though he’s been ahead in most of them. Not everyone was transfixed by the celebrity visitor. Jamie Hamilton, 26, an Orange County graphic designer waiting for her breakfast with her boyfriend, said she’d been too busy to pay attention to the 2008 race. “I’ve heard his name,” she said when asked about Giuliani. “Is he still the mayor of New York?” As Giuliani’s entourage headed back to a pair of black SUVs, Merrilee Gardner, 61, of Irvine shouted from the sidewalk, “Vote for Hillary.” She was talking about Giuliani’s sometimes rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. Gardner, a Democrat, didn’t have any bad words for the former mayor. But Americans, she said, “desperately need a major change.”last_img read more

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Housing market may drag down other sectors in Santa Clarita Valley

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“The next two years represent a soft patch in the economy,” Schniepp wrote in his latest survey, which he presented last month to local business leaders. “However, they do not translate into a general recession of idled workers, equipment and factories.” Schniepp predicted 1,400 new jobs in the Santa Clarita Valley, a mix of hourly and salaried employment. That marks the area’s slowest rate of growth in a decade. He also estimated some 150 to 200 new self-employed workers. Kyser concurs there will be some growth, but at a lesser pace than in the past several years. “You have some good news and some bad news,” Kyser said in a recent interview. “The good news is, we are looking for continued growth in technical activity and biomed, but if it’s consumer- and business-related, that growth rate will be slower.” SANTA CLARITA – Economic growth in the Santa Clarita Valley will slow in 2008, the trickle-down from the slumping housing industry coupled with the unprecedented mortgage lending crisis. “We’re on recession watch for 2008, for the nation, California and Southern California,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist with the nonprofit Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “It’s not a full-blown recession, but not a fun year for a lot of people. “We have to see how things play out.” There will be some job growth and expansion in retail, but the dismal housing market is dragging down job creation, according to Mark Schniepp, director of the Santa Barbara-based California Economic Forecast, in an in-depth study of northern Los Angeles County. Service industries – such as carwashes and hair salons – could suffer as consumers hold back on discretionary spending, Kyser said. Value-oriented retailers such as Costco and Wal-Mart are expected to be the big winners as the economy continues this tilt, he added. Jason Crawford, the city of Santa Clarita’s economic development manager, paints a rosier picture, anticipating growth in local retail. Two major retail centers are due to open in 2008 – Golden Valley Ranch in Canyon Country, anchored by Kohl’s, Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Valencia’s Bridgeport Marketplace, anchored by Bristol Farms. “We’ve a really strong retail base that hopefully helps counteract what’s going on with the housing sector,” Crawford said. And while a major expansion of the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall won’t be completed until 2009, it will get construction workers hurt by the housing decline back on the job, he said. “It looks like we’re not going see a whole lot of growth or decline; we’re pretty steady,” Crawford said. The city, like Kyser, also is encouraged by forecasts for growth in the local biomedical industry – led by Specialty Laboratories and Alfred Mann’s MannKind Corp., both headquartered in Valencia. “That sector is in a growth mode,” he said. The “wild card” is the film industry, as the television writers guild strike continues – and a long strike appears likely, Kyser said. Then in June, the Screen Actors Guild contract is due for renewal, setting the stage for still more uncertainty in the entertainment industry. “We’re in for several months there of instability and dollar loss,” Kyser said. Santa Clarita’s keeping an eye on the filming industry, which was going strong locally until the writers strike halted filming of several television shows shot in Santa Clarita. Crawford also said Santa Clarita is negotiating with one company to take over the shuttered former Borax headquarters in Valencia and trying to lure more bio-med industry to the Mann Biomedical Research Park in Valencia. Schniepp predicts growth in financial industries, leisure and hospitality, education, professional services and government jobs. The office real estate market, which has boomed in the past two years as professional services caught up with industry, will soften, he said. Kyser noted office tenants are being cautious and forgoing long-term leases. Residential prices are expected to drop about 6 percent from the current median of $550,000. Kyser said sales and home prices are due to continue their descent next year and possibly into 2010. “There’s no question consumers will be cautious at the start of the year,” Kyser said. “As we move through 2008, hopefully things will pick up.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Tite tells Neymar who will replace him as Brazil captain

first_img no dice getty 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Instead, former Barcelona defender Alves, 36, will lead the team when they take on Bolivia in the opening match in Sao Paulo before facing Venezuela and Peru, as they bid to win the competition for the first time since 2007.The 107-cap right back, who has worn the armband on four previous occasions, will do so as well for friendlies against Qatar and Honduras.‘Daniel Alves will be captain of the Brazilian national team in the friendly matches against Qatar and Honduras and in Copa America Brazil 2019,’ the country’s football federation (CBF) said in a statement. REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense Neymar has been stripped of the Brazil captaincy for next month’s Copa America following a series of controversies and been replaced by Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Dani Alves.Eight months after he was given the role, Neymar was informed by manager Tite on Saturday, that he would no longer be captain of the five-time world champions. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury gameday cracker REPLY center_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Neymar was named permanent captain following their exit to Belgium at last summer’s World Cup, but a series of misdemeanours have led to him being replaced as skipper.He was slapped with a three-game ban for hitting a fan after PSG’s shock French Cup final defeat to Rennes, when he lashed out at a supporter who was filming him when he went to collect his runners-up medal after the match.Prior to his domestic suspension, Neymar was handed a three-game ban in the Champions League for his explicit Instagram rant about officials following PSG’s round of 16 loss to Manchester United. Neymar was named Brazil captain permanently after the World Cup shining LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Dani Alves will take over from Neymar as captain for Brazil Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow getty 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more

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Liverpool manager gives explicit response to reports linking him to Juventus job

first_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 LATEST shining Getty Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Getty Images – Getty REVEALED tense “Sometimes even without sound because I am only interested in the game and other aspects. Certainly Serie A is an attractive league.”Klopp is not the first Premier League manager to rule himself out of a move to Italy.Guardiola, who won a historic domestic treble with City in the 2018/19 season, committed his future to the Etihad amid reported Juventus interest. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker deals 2 REPLY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has labelled reports linking him to the Juventus job as ‘bull****’.Juve are currently on the search for a new manager after Massimiliano Allegri was sacked – despite winning five successive Serie A titles at the Allianz Stadium. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Klopp, Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola have all been linked with the vacancy in Turin.And ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League final against Tottenham on Saturday, which is LIVE on talkSPORT, Klopp said: “Yes, of course Serie A is very attractive as a championship.“There is nothing true, however, in the rumours that would tie me to Juventus.“I hear some journalists talking about it but it’s bull****. Italy is beautiful, I do not know the atmosphere of the games, however, because I have only seen the matches on television. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City In March, he told talkSPORT: “I’m not going to Juventus. I have two more years here and I want to stay here.“Except if the club sack me, I hope that [for] the next two seasons I will be manager for Man City. I want to stay here, maybe longer.” no dice Jurgen Klopp will try to make it third time lucky when he manages a team in the Champions League final REAL DEAL Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Massimiliano Allegri has been linked with the Barcelona job since leaving Juventus last_img read more

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Shaw hits back at Lukaku after he leaks Man United’s pace statistics

first_img Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions targets REVEALED Lukaku has hit back at critics who believe he lacks pace Lukaku struggled at times last season, admitting he returned from the World Cup carrying too much muscle, which hampered his performances.The leaked statistics showed Lukaku reached a surprising speed of 36.25 km/h (22.52 mp/h) – the second fastest in the squad behind Diogo Dalot who clocked in with 36.43. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Lukaku deleting a tweet leaking the team’s speed stats to prove he ain’t slow is funny as heck pic.twitter.com/4cbxVGe1Uh— James ‘TGK’ Bralant (@TGK_22) August 2, 2019 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January In the post Lukaku put the caption, ‘Lack of pace’, along with a crying laughing emoji, before quickly deleting the tweet.While the message dispelled the myth that Lukaku is not capable of being quick off the mark, it did also show that defender Shaw, who only managed a speed of 31.03kmph, was the slowest United player. New job TROPHY Romelu Lukaku has responded to his critics by tweeting out the times of each Manchester United player’s max speed during training – much to the displeasure of team-mate Luke Shaw.The Belgian has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer – with Juventus and Inter both interested. FAREWELL latest Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January deals LATEST Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ getty 1 They only wanted me to go 70% don’t let me start speaking on you boy 👀😰— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) August 2, 2019“Thanks for finally showing the world that I’m quicker than Luke Shaw bro,” wrote Juan Mata on Twitter, a player who has never relied on speed yet recorded a faster time than a player seven years his junior.Shaw appeared to take the comment in good spirits and responded: “They only wanted me to go 70 per cent don’t let me start speaking on you boy.”Lukaku has reportedly been told he would be second choice behind 21-year-old Marcus Rashford if he stays this summer.last_img read more

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White House Proposes Modest Funding Increase for Global Health Programs

first_imgIn the face of a Republican-led effort to slash funding for global health programs, the Obama Administration proposed budget for 2012 calls for slightly increasing the investment on its Global Health Initiative (GHI) by 11% to $9.8 billion. Although several programs go up or down by roughly 10%, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria would receive a 23% boost in its current budget, set in fiscal year 2010, to $1.3 billion. Congress is still formulating a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through the rest of fiscal year 2011, which started 1 October. The increase “is good news in this funding environment—any boost is, especially if you compare to the level of cuts proposed in the House continuing resolution on Friday,” says Jirair Ratevosian, a policy analyst with the American Foundation for AIDS Research in Washington, D.C.The continuing resolution introduced by the chair of the appropriations committee, Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY), immediately led to loud cries of protest from the global health advocates. In all, it would cut $783.5 million from the main component of GHI, the Global Health and Child Survival effort, which supports treatment and prevention programs for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases and family planning and nutrition efforts. The continuing resolution would take away another $300 million in contributions to the Global Fund.Advocates have spelled out the dire impact they believe the proposed House cuts would have on global health. According to the Health Global Access Project (GAP), a nonprofit based in New York City, the cuts would mean nearly 1.5 million people would likely die for lack of anti-HIV treatment, 12 million families would not receive bednets to prevent malaria, and more than 400,000 would not have access to TB drugs. Health GAP analyst Matthew Kavanagh says global health investments cannot wait for better economic times. “We’re glad amidst the freeze on spending that the president is realizing that things like infectious disease pandemics don’t take a break,” says Kavanagh. 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Peter Hotez of the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., specializes in neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a field that has had a roller-coaster ride of hope and despair the last year. The 2010 budget appropriated only $65 million for NTDs, but Obama’s proposed 2011 budget promised to raise that amount to $155 million. The proposed 2012 budget, however, drops that down to $100 million. “It’s such a good buy for public health,” says Hotez, who said an increase would allow the United States to reach beyond the dozen countries it now helps combat NTDs.Helene Gayle, head of CARE USA, worries about cuts to both nutrition and reproductive health. “Undernutrition is one of the most critical issues facing the world’s poor today, affecting virtually all other aspects of a person’s health and well-being,” says Gayle, who notes that it’s ultimately an economic issue, too. “Such drastic cuts in GHI funding will contribute to pushing millions more people around the world into poverty this year, with Africa expected to be hardest hit.” See our complete coverage of Budget 2012.*This item has been corrected. The first version of this story compared the FY2012 budget request for GHI to FY2011. It now compares the FY2012 request to the currently funded amount, which is based on the FY2010 enacted budget. The current Global Fund support is $1.05 billion, not $1 billion, which means the increase donation is actually 24%, not 30% as originally reported.last_img read more

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