New parents, healthcare staff, charities and volunteer groups encouraged to share their views on the government’s existing early years support Early Years Health Adviser Andrea Leadsom MP to lead new review commissioned by the Prime Minister into improving health outcomes of babies and young children The review will consider the barriers that impact on early years development, including social and emotional factors, and early childhood experiences As well as helping the review to shape the services needed by new babies and their parents, this questionnaire will help to gather experiences of parents who had a baby during the coronavirus lockdown. This will help us to understand the many challenges faced, as well as to learn what worked well and what new innovations we can build on. The findings of this questionnaire will help the review to shape our recommendations and to promote the best start in life for every baby. New parents are being invited to have their say on what support they need, and how it is best delivered, so that every baby is given the best start in life, no matter what their circumstances.A major new review into improving the healthy development of infants was launched by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in July, aiming to break down the barriers that can impact on early years development and level up the opportunities given to every newborn.Led by Early Years Healthy Development Adviser Andrea Leadsom MP, this review will focus on improving the support available to babies and their families in the period from conception to age 2, often referred to as the 1,001 critical days.New parents, health service professionals, charities and volunteer groups are being asked to share their views to help shape the outcome of the review, by completing an online questionnaire which will go live on GOV.UK today (Friday 18 September).Public Health Minister Jo Churchill said: The first 1,001 days – from conception to age 2 – provide the foundation for every human being, and have a significant impact on physical health, mental health and opportunity throughout their life.The review is part of the government’s commitment to levelling up the country and helping every child reach their full potential, building on policy already in place.Throughout the pandemic, community health and mental health services have continued to deliver vital safeguarding functions and to provide support for new parents or parents of small children, with greater use of digital and remote technologies. During lockdown, a further £3.3 million in funding was also awarded to the Health and Wellbeing Fund to support mothers and babies, including improving perinatal mental health.The government has also committed to transforming maternity services as part the NHS Long Term Plan, backed by an extra £33.9 billion a year by 2023 to 2024, to help the NHS become the safest place in the world to give birth.Early Years Healthy Development Adviser, Andrea Leadsom MP, said: The review will focus on the needs of the baby from conception to the age of 2 – seeking a broad improvement in outcomes, ranging from reducing disparities in birth weight, improving social and emotional development in early years, and reducing the impact of vulnerability and adverse childhood experiences in infancy.Research from NHS England suggests that 1 in 5 mums and 1 in 10 dads experience mental health problems during pregnancy and after birth. Pregnancy can often be a trigger for domestic abuse, with between 15 to 30% of domestic violence cases starting during this time.Understanding lessons learned from COVID-19, including how to provide better support for parents during childbirth, minimising the risks from the pandemic to very young children, and the better use of technology, the government will work with academics, health professionals and other experts to identify policies and services that will improve the outcomes for vulnerable babies, children and their families.As part of the next phase of the review, Andrea Leadsom MP will be engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, including independent academic experts, maternity and children’s specialists, leading commissioners, service providers and volunteers, and parliamentarians.Building on conclusions from the Inter-Ministerial Group on Early Years Family Support, Andrea Leadsom MP is expected to submit her findings and policy recommendations from the first phase of the Review into Early Years Healthy Development in January 2021. This ‘vision for excellence’ in the period from conception to age 2 will be rolled out across England during 2021.Background informationIn July 2019, the government launched the green paper Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, making a commitment to support parents and modernise the Healthy Child Programme to enable effective services to those who are in need.The government is investing more than £3.6 billion in 2020 to 2021 on free early education entitlements, helping parents to work more flexibly and supporting children’s early development. This includes the universal offer for every 3 and 4-year-old of 15 hours per week of early education, as well as for the most deprived 2-year-olds, and our 30-hours offer for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds.The government is also investing in early years organisations to help them boost disadvantaged children’s development, with grants targeted at improving outcomes for young children at risk of falling behind by age 5, and for those with special educational needs. To help inform our work on the Early Years Development Review we want to hear from new or expectant parents, carers and healthcare professionals about their experiences of life with baby throughout this recent critical and unusual time living with coronavirus. What worked well and what could have been improved – so we can ensure babies and young children are supported and nurtured during these vital early years. Now is your chance to help shape this important piece of work, so please let us know your views through our online questionnaire so we can better understand what building blocks we need for those first critical 1,001 days.
2) Barcelona $3.16billion (£2.07billion) 3) Manchester United $3.10billion (£2.03billion) 4) Bayern Munich $2.35billion (£1.54billion) 5) Manchester City $1.38billion (£905million) 6) Chelsea $1.37billion (£898million) 7) Arsenal $1.31billion (£859million) 8) Liverpool $982million (£644million) 9) Juventus $837million (£549million) 10) AC Milan $775million (£508million) Real Madrid have retained their place as the most valuable football team in the world for a third straight year, but Manchester United could soon topple them. The reigning European champions’ value has dropped five per cent to $3.26billion (£2.13billion) this year, but their £746million (£489million) revenue is the highest of any sports team in the world. Rivals Barcelona are second in the 2015 list with a value of $3.16billion (£2.07billion), followed by Manchester United at $3.10billion (£2.03billion). Unlike the Spanish giants, however, the value of Louis van Gaal’s side has grown this year, with Forbes reporting a 10 per cent increase. No club are as adept at acquiring sponsorship as United, with US car giant Chevrolet’s kit sponsorship deal worth a reported £53million per season. Next term the coffers are to be boosted further after a mammoth £750million deal was struck with Adidas – a “global technical sponsorship and dual branded licensing deal” running for 10 years. United believe it is the biggest kit deal in sport and may well help them surpass Barcelona and Real Madrid, especially given the recent £5.136billion domestic television deal. The Old Trafford giants are one of eight Premier League sides in the top 20, with Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool amongst the top-eight most valuable clubs. Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham complete the Premier League’s representation. Forbes’ top 10 most valuable teams of 2015: 1) Real Madrid $3.26billion (£2.13billion) Press Association
WESA and RFRSH yesterday announced that they have agreed that ‘RFRSH will comply with WESA’s Multi-Team Ownership Regulations’. Ken Hershman, WESAUnder these rules, ownership or control of multiple esports organisations or teams that participate in Pro League is prohibited. For those unaware RFRSH is the Copenhagen based esports media company behind three sizable orgs in the form of Astralis, GODSENT and Heroic. This means that these teams will be able to take part in Pro League, and RFRSH will comply with this WESA ruling within the given 18 month time frame.Ken Hershman, Executive Chairman and Commissioner, WESA commented: “The rules and regulations we have implemented are designed to protect the integrity of our Member organisations, their players and the esports industry at large. “RFRSH has indicated that they also share the vision to invest in improvements for players, fans and the scene in general. We are very pleased that RFRSH has embraced the regulations and we look forward to continue working with them to move the industry forward.”Today WESA and @RFRSH_Ent announce that they have agreed on compliance with WESA’s Multi-team Ownership Regulations. https://t.co/PnYXzNzD6d— WESA (@WESAofficial) June 29, 2017Nikolaj Nyholm, CEO and Founder, RFRSH stated: “RFRSH shares the same vision as WESA and its Members to help further professionalize the esports industry. “We are taking the necessary steps to comply to WESA’s rules and regulations and are excited to work alongside WESA and all of its Members.”This decision does not mean that RFRSH and its teams have become WESA members, but we can presume that this is a stepping stone on the way to that reality. WESA’s members include EnVyUS, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, G2 Esports, mousesports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, OpTic Gaming, Renegades, SK Gaming, Virtus.pro and ESL. The question now is which route does RFRSH take in terms of solving this multiple team ownership issue? Back in March, a statement on RFRSH’s site read as follows: ‘Under the RFRSH Model, the players have a minority share in the team and thereby all players are or will be co-owners of their respective teams. Thereby the players will also benefit from the financial success and/or a sale of the team.‘We do not see a conflict in multiple team ownership under this model, as each team is and will be its own entity, however, when the teams and brands are fully established, RFRSH will no (longer) have a controlling share or ownership of the teams, brands or orgs.’ It stated earlier that the RFRSH model is designed to build, develop and establish viable teams and brands over a 36 month period. You can read this statement in full here. Esports Insider says: WESA’s ruling on multiple team ownership is a good move and it’s positive to see more groups like RFRSH complying with it, even with the seemingly excessive 18 month grace period. What will now happen to Astralis, GODSENT and Heroic is very much up in the air.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We finished up with planting beans last week and corn has been done since the first week of June. We have some double-crops to put in yet but that is it.The last stuff I planted was all no-till to conserve moisture. We could really use another inch of rain and the ground would soak it up. The corn is not starting to roll yet, but if another week goes by with no rain I’ll be concerned. When it is in the 90s and the corn is growing like crazy, it can get stressed pretty quickly.We had an inch and two-tenths last week. There was a tornado just north of us near Waynesville and Wilmington. If you go a little further south they only got maybe a half-inch. We got a little shower yesterday, maybe a tenth to settle the dust.We are hoping to start with wheat tomorrow and it looks like the rest of the week is going to be beautiful. We could use a little rain on some of the crops, but for the most part things look good. We’ll get this wheat off and get our double-crops in and we’ll be good to go.The wheat quality looks good so far in what I’ve seen. We do have some wheat that looks outstanding and some is not so hot because we had too much rain last fall and there are some holes and some spots that are a little thin.We have been hitting the hay pretty hard. We have a little more first cutting hay to finish and it is getting awfully late. We have some second cutting that will be ready next week and it looks beautiful.