Every week, there are a half-dozen questionable targeting calls that lead to ejections in college football. We just saw another in the Ohio State vs. Nebraska contest.Early in the second quarter, with Ohio State leading 16-7, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez attempted to find tight end Kurt Rafdal across the middle. Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller attempted to tackle Rafdal, leading with his shoulder. Rafdal didn’t make the catch and fell to the ground, right as Fuller hit him.Fuller wound up hitting Rafdal in the head/neck area. It was called targeting. The call was held up and Fuller was ejected.It certainly doesn’t look like Fuller was being malicious. But that’s the rule these days. Here’s the play:Ohio State’s Jordan Fuller was ejected for targeting. pic.twitter.com/cccZ7MKgzd— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) November 3, 2018Jordan Fuller gets ejected for confirmed targeting on Kurt Rafdal. In Fuller’s place, Brendon White enters at safety next to Shaun Wade. Tough play for Fuller with Rafal falling down during Adrian Martinez’s short pass on 1st-and-10 from Nebraska’s 11 but Ohio State buckles down. pic.twitter.com/BENkyNqQek— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) November 3, 2018Jordan Fuller has been ejected for targeting. #OSUvNEB pic.twitter.com/xQ02smkkrr— The Lantern (@TheLantern) November 3, 2018Ohio State, after a rough start, has scored 16 unanswered points and holds a 16-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
With malnutrition responsible for more than half of all deaths of children under five in Niger – a country where 20 per cent never reach their fifth birthday – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that recent gains in lowering mortality rates could be lost without consistent funding for aid efforts. A new survey shows that malnutrition rates among children in Niger have improved significantly over the last year, the agency said, while cautioning that without consistent support for the strategy of managing and preventing malnutrition the situation could deteriorate again. “The results show that malnutrition can be controlled and prevented with high-impact interventions,” said UNICEF Representative in Niger Akhil Iyer. “The survey brought to light the urgent need for consistent funding and support for a bold strategy for the long term control of malnutrition in children.”The national nutritional survey revealed that acute malnutrition has fallen from 15.3 per cent in November 2005 to 10.3 per cent the following year. Those results highlight the impact of the large scale ongoing relief effort coordinated by UNICEF in response to the nutrition crisis of 2005. The agency and its partners treated 382,400 malnourished children in 2006, and expect to treat another 300,000 in 2007. Children under three years old are disproportionately affected by acute malnutrition, and the practice of exclusive breastfeeding for infants under six months – proven to be the best way to reduce under-five child mortality – remains at 2.2 per cent, among the lowest in the world. Based on the results of the survey, UNICEF said it is scaling up the delivery of two essential types of interventions for prevention and care of malnutrition. The first is to treat moderate and severe acute malnutrition in children in nutritional rehabilitation centres, and the second is to prevent malnutrition and curb chronic malnutrition through intervention. UNICEF is also working to prioritize nutrition in development policies while boosting health, education, family planning, water and sanitation, which are all inextricably linked to child survival. 6 April 2007With malnutrition responsible for more than half of all deaths of children under five in Niger – a country where 20 per cent never reach their fifth birthday – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that recent gains in lowering mortality rates could be lost without consistent funding for aid efforts.