Auburn Football Suffers Major Injury Ahead Of Opener vs. Oregon

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Schwartz is considered a bonafide speedster who has run a blazing 4.34 40-time.Fortunately for the Tigers, they should have the services of junior wide receiver Eli Stove, another speedster who is returning from a major knee injury.Speedy Auburn receiver Anthony Schwartz to undergo surgery, reports @bmarcello— 247Sports (@247Sports) August 5, 2019The Tigers are coming off an 8-5 season that included upset wins over Washington and Texas A&M. They finished the season with a 63-14 blowout win over Purdue in the Music City Bowl.Auburn heads into the season ranked No. 16 in the preseason Coaches’ Poll.The Tigers and the Ducks are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on Aug. 31. The game will be on ABC. An exterior view of Auburn's stadium.AUBURN, AL – OCTOBER 13: General view of Jordan-Hare Stadium prior to the matchup between the Auburn Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 13, 2018 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)When the Auburn Tigers kick off the 2019 season against Oregon later this month, they may be without one of their top receivers. Wideout Anthony Schwartz is going to be gone for a while with a pretty major injury.According to 247Sports, Schwartz suffered a hand injury in practice this past Sunday that will require surgery. Per the report, he may undergo the surgery as early as Monday.Though the injury is not too serious, his status for the opener on August 31 is now up in the air.As a freshman, Schwartz caught 22 passes for 357 yards and two touchdowns. He also proved adept in the running game, rushing 27 times for 211 yards and another five touchdowns.last_img read more

World saved some 90 million children but likely to miss global target

“Yes, we should celebrate the progress,” said Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director. “But how can we celebrate when there is so much more to do before we reach the goal? And we can speed up the progress – we know how, but we need to act with a renewed sense of urgency.”The number of deaths fell to 6.6 million in 2012 from 12.6 million in 1990, according the report released today, 2013 Progress Report on Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed. The reductions are due to more effective and affordable treatments, improvements in mothers’ nutrition and education, innovations in bringing critical services to poor and excluded people and sustained political commitment. Unless progress is sped up, however, it will take until 2028 before the world meets the target set by the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) to reduce overall child mortality by two-thirds by 2015. During that time, as many as 35 million more children would have died, UNICEF cautioned. Some of the world’s poorest countries have made the strongest gains in child survival since 1990. A few high-mortality, low-income countries – Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Timor Leste and Tanzania – have already reduced their under-five mortality rates by two-thirds or more since 1990, according to the figures in the report.East Asia and Asia Pacific leads the global trend in reductions in child mortality, UNICEF reported. Since 1990, the region reduced its under-five mortality by over 60 per cent. In contrast, West and Central Africa has seen a drop of just 39 per cent in its under-five mortality, the lowest among all the regions with almost one in every eight children dying before the age of five.The UN agency reported that there are a number of reasons to account for the challenges in the region – including low social benefits, lack of sanitation facilities, and poor education rates.The Governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States, together with the UN agency, launched last year ‘Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed’, a global effort to accelerate efforts to stop young children from dying from preventable causes. Some 176 governments have signed on, including those making some of the greatest strides in under-five mortality. The effort seeks to advance Every Woman Every Child, a strategy launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to mobilize and intensify global action to improve the health of women and children through action and advocacy to accelerate reductions in preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths.“When sound strategies, adequate resources and strong political will are harnessed in support of child and maternal survival, dramatic reductions in child mortality aren’t just feasible, they are morally imperative,” said Mr. Lake.The report highlighted that pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria remain the leading causes of child deaths globally, claiming the lives of around 6,000 children under five each day. Undernutrition contributes to almost half of all under-five deaths.The first month of life is the most precarious for a young child, according to the report. In 2012, close to three million babies died during the first month of life, mostly from easily preventable causes. read more