Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse passes away aged 85

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BarbadosMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 16:25 IST Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse died aged 85. (Twitter/@windiescricket)HIGHLIGHTSFormer West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse died aged 85Nurse died on Monday after a prolonged illnessNurse made his Test debut against England in 1960 and went to score 2,523 runs in his Test careerWisden Cricketer of the Year, Seymour Nurse, Barbados National Sports Council, Seymour Nurse died, 1966 West Indies tour of EnglandFormer West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse has died after prolonged illness. Nurse, 85, is survived by his twin daughters.Barbados cricketer Desmond Haynes shared the news of his death on Monday in a Facebook post.”My coach my mentor, we all from the holders hill area love this man, we used to walk like Seymour bat like him and try to talk like him. Thanks for everything you have done for me. May he rest in peace and rise in glory,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Haynes as saying in the post.Nurse, who made his Test debut in 1960, went on to play 29 Tests for West Indies and scored 2,523 runs with six hundreds and ten fifties. The Barbados middle-order batsman suffered from many injuries after making his debut and it was not until the 1966 West Indies tour of England that Nurse established himself in the side.In memory of West Indies Legend Seymour Nurse, both teams wore black armbands and observed a minute of silence before the game.#WIvBAN #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/mQlYWe4gM6Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) May 7, 2019In that series, he scored 501 runs in five Tests, including four fifties and a hundred. In 1967, he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.After retirement, he served as a Barbados selector, a team manager and was also a long-standing coach at the Barbados National Sports Council.Also Read | West Indies have X factor at 2019 ICC World Cup, says coach Floyd ReiferAlso Read | Chris Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for 2019 World CupAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Seymour NurseFollow West Indies cricketFollow Barbados National Sports Council Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse passes away aged 85West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse played 29 Tests for his country and scored 2,523 runs. Nurse was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1967 for his 501 runs in five Tests against England.advertisementlast_img read more

Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated against measles in UNbacked campaign

“It is a priority for WHO [World Health Organization] to continue supporting the Ministry of Health and maintaining the close partnership with the local health authorities and partners to control disease outbreaks like measles and ensure high vaccination coverage for all Somali children,” said Dr. Ghulam Popal, WHO Representative to Somalia. “It is unfortunate that measles cases are still being reported while there is effective vaccine available,” he added. The campaign was conducted in partnership with WHO, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Somalia’s Ministry of Health.In 2017, amidst a drought emergency, a total of 23,002 suspected measles cases were reported – alarmingly high compared to previous years. Among those cases, 83 per cent were in children under age 10. In response to the outbreak, two rounds of vaccination campaigns were conducted in March and April of 2017, reaching 516,934 children aged nine months to five years. “Together with our partners, UNICEF was able to achieve great results for children and families affected by drought in 2017,” says Jesper Moller, UNICEF’s acting Representative. “However, the crisis is far from over,” he continued. “The threat of famine continues to loom large, and so does disease outbreaks such as measles.” During the campaign, a support dose of Vitamin A will be administered to eligible children alongside the measles vaccine. Social mobilizers and health workers supported by WHO and UNICEF are also encouraging adults who are not fully immunized, or not sure of their immunity status, to get vaccinated as well. “The only way to protect children from this deadly disease is through mass vaccination campaigns. And we will remain vigilant and sustain our emergency efforts in 2018,” Mr. Moller concluded. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that is transmitted via droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of infected persons. Routine vaccination for children, combined with mass immunization campaigns in countries with low routine coverage, are key public health strategies to reduce global measles deaths, says WHO. read more