Christy Turlington Burns will join speakers at the MARCH for MOMS on Sunday.Maternal Mortality rates in the U.S. surpass those of any other industrialized nation with women of color dying at four times the rate of white women. One in every three Americans is born through major surgery — twice as many as are medically necessary. At the same time, we have the lowest birth weights, the widest disparities, and the worst paid family leave policies in the developed world.The MARCH for MOMS is a family-friendly event taking place on Sunday, May 6, on the National Mall between 7th-9th street from 1-4 p.m. This main event will bring together policymakers, celebrities, professional leaders and families who have been affected by our broken maternity care system. In addition, there are 50+ sister marches, hosted by ImprovingBirth.org, in communities all over the country.In its second year, the March has grown to include over 40 national partners, including all of the professional stewards of maternal health. The intent is to gather to kick off the first-ever National Maternal Health Awareness week leading up to Mother’s Day. This public demonstration will provide diverse speakers, uniting with one voice, on a national stage, to publicly declare ‘enough’.“Society must step up and assume responsibility to address the current health of moms and babies. Within a few days of this event, the US Senate will vote on one of the most critical bills we are advocating passage of, the Maternal Mortality bill,” said Ginger Breedlove, founding president of March for Moms. “Through this effort, we will amplify the question of whether society as a whole agrees to take action on the fact that US mother’s experience the worst outcomes of all high-income country’s in the world.”To support the rally efforts, March for Moms team will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday May 8th to speak to policy makers about the essential need for significant focus and funding on maternal health issues. Learn more about active legislation pertaining to these issues.For event details and a full list of speakers please click here.
There has been plenty of drama in this African Cup of Nations and the final between Senegal and Algeria could be another very tight encounter. The two have already met, when Algeria beat Senegal to clinch a place in the last 16, in a game which was nervy and controversial, as the two sides cancelled each other out to a degree. Sadio Mane was unfortunate not to win a penalty when he was sandwiched by Adlene Guedioura and Ramy Bensebaini with 20 minutes to go, a decision which did not go to VAR, as it wasn’t implemented in the tournament until the quarter-final stage.However, the Algerians probably deserved their victory, which came thanks to having a more balanced lineup that allowed them to settle into their rhythm much quicker than Senegal. The Senegalese missed Idrissa Gueye from their starting lineup, but there was only one goal in it at the end of their first meeting and it’s unlikely much will separate the pair at the end of this game.Senegal went on to beat Benin 1-0 in a much better performance when Gueye scored the winning goal (and Mane had two different goals disallowed), and eventually edging past Tunisia, having dominated the first half before winning in extra time in a hugely dramatic semi-final when both sides missed penalties. That win also came at a cost – in the shape of Kalidou Koulibaly’s suspension, meaning they are without their first-choice centre-backs as they lost his partner Salif Sane to injury in the opening game.Senegal v AlgeriaAfrica Cup of Nations 2019 Final20:00 Eurosport 2HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches, past 10 years*)JUN 2019 AFRICAN NATIONS CUP Senegal 0-1 AlgeriaJAN 2017 AFRICAN NATIONS CUP Algeria 1-0 SenegalOCT 2015 FRIENDLY Algeria 1-0 SenegalJAN 2015 AFRICAN NATIONS CUP Senegal 0-2 AlgeriaSEP 2008 WORLD CUP QUALIFYING Algeria 3-2 SenegalMAY 2008 WORLD CUP QUALIFIYING Senegal 1-0 AlgeriaAlgeria’s route to the final was just as dramatic, with a penalty shootout against the Ivory Coast followed by a 2-1 win over Nigeria when Riyad Mahrez scored a stunning free-kick with what was virtually the last kick of the game.It’s clear that not much separates these teams here. Two of the last four finals have gone to penalties, and the other two were wins by a single goal – with Cameroon scoring in the 88th minute to steal victory from Egypt. Two sides who are so evenly matched have every chance of being inseparable again and the 15/2 that either side wins on penalties could be a value option here, along with the draw.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK Senegal to win on penalties 1 pt at 15/2 with starsports.betBACK Algeria to win on penalties 1 pt at 15/2 with starsports.betBACK Draw 2 pts at 15/8 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 182.17 points(excluding Ryan Sidebottom Ashes bet, Tour De France, Blue Horseshoe Open Preview)