London Losers: Uk Welcomes Winless Vikes, Steelers
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Here I Am: Historic 1 billion pound pledge from UK a challenge to the world to fully fund the Global Fund
All eyes will be on Peterson, the Vikings running back, and Roethlisberger, the Steelers quarterback, as they look to lead their clubs to victory with their seasons teetering on the brink. Minnesota lost 31-27 to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, while the Steelers fell 40-23 to the Chicago Bears. These are two teams that the U.K. crowd have not seen before and you have star power with the Vikings in Adrian Peterson and, with the Steelers, you have one of the most successful franchises in NFL history, NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood said. What you want is a very competitive game, and you know you are going to get it with both teams going after a must-win. The New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos are among the teams that have played in London since the International Series was launched. The New York Giants victory over the Miami Dolphins in the inaugural 2007 game helped turn their season around en route to winning the Super Bowl. The Vikings went 10-6 last season and made the playoffs, while the Steelers finished 8-8. When they were selected to play in London, no one could have expected they would be a combined 0-6 heading into this weeks game. For me, the chance to see a team as storied and famous as the Steelers is a big draw, said 30-year-old Matt Green, who counts the Green Bay Packers as his favorite team. Itll be interesting to see how a franchise that has been challenging year in, year out will cope with the difficulties theyve been facing recently. To be honest, I would go regardless of the teams playing.
UK, Irish women plead guilty to trafficking in Peru
A challenge given the ongoing and urgent need, coinciding as it does with my own loss of one of my first cousins to AIDS who we will bury today. This announcement by the UK should be seen as a worthy investment in bringing hope to the thousands around the world, who are totally relying on the Global fund to access and maintain treatment. In talking with British advocates it is clear that this pledge has only been possible thanks to the leadership of British PM David Cameron and the Conservative-Liberal Democratic coalition on development. Earlier this year, the same coalition government announced they would deliver on the promise to devote 0.7% of GNI to development. In the past, I have travelled to the UK and spoken to many British politicians, policy makers, advocates and ordinary citizens about the need to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria globally and was always impressed by the genuine determination of British citizens to work towards ending these three diseases. These commitments of devoting 0.7% of GNI to development generally, and this landmark pledge to the Global Fund by the UK government and this challenge to other global leaders, gives British people the opportunity to be a significant driver in the achievement of truly incredible results. It asserts the UK’s extra-ordinary leadership in the fight against the three diseases and as a steadfast supporter and champion of the Global Fund. I recently helped launch a report, ” Cost of Inaction ” which adds to recent research in the New England Journal of Medicine and other publications indicating that, with adequate investments, the global community can defeat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It also explains the cost of inaction and the tremendous losses that may be caused if funding for the fight against these three diseases is not secured, including a fully replenished Global Fund. The British people and their government get it. The Nordic countries got it earlier this month by collectively pledging US $750 million for the Fund, another large increase. Let’s hope that other world leaders see the challenge that has been issued to them in this bold and ambitious commitment by the UK government: the cost of inaction far outweighs the cost of action and we can get these three deadly epidemics under control if we act now and scale-up our collective resources to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. I’m optimistic the world will rise to the challenge. ~ Lucy Chesire: TB-HIV advocate from Kenya Board Member of the Global Fund Board Communities Delegation. About the Here I Am campaign:The Here I Am campaign is a global call on world leaders to save millions of lives by supporting a fully funded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
They gave their guilty pleas in a court in Callao, just outside the Peruvian capital Lima. Both were arrested on August 6 at the international airport in Lima, when 5.7 kilos (12.5 pounds) of cocaine were found in McCollum’s luggage and 5.8 kilos in Reid’s. They were trying to board a plane for Spain. By cooperating with authorities the women can expect to gain some benefits and will have a significantly shortened trial. Still, under Peruvian law, the two could receive between eight and 15 years in prison, according to the court. The pair recounted to a judge how they had prepared and transferred the drugs and told him of contacts with whom they had coordinated the transaction. After their arrest, the women told British reporters that they had been kidnapped by a drug cartel, taken to Peru and forced to transport drugs. But the claim was met with widespread skepticism, and Peruvian authorities did not buy the story. The cocaine was found stashed in packages of cereal in the belongings of both McCollum Connolly and Reid. The prosecutor in charge of the investigation said that among the evidence against the pair was a recording of a phone call in which they were told what to do to smuggle the drugs. In an interview with Britain’s Mail newspaper earlier this month, Reid continued to maintain she acted “under duress,” but said she would plead guilty in order to get a reduced sentence. “I am really scared about what I am about to do but I am also relieved that there could be a light at the end of the tunnel,” she said. “I’m now coming to terms with the fact I am so far away from my family. This is real.