Complications arising from pre-term birth are a direct cause of about 29% of new born deaths globally. Most preemies are born between 33 and 37 weeks. In order to survive, a very high level of care has to be provided to the infants. This care must pay close attention to feeding, warmth, early detection of problems and infections and, jaundice. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is an important part of this care. Premature birth is a risk factor for poor outcomes if babies are not given the range of care and support that they may need, and in some cases what has made the difference has been KMC.

Children born before 33 weeks and weighing less than 1.5 kilos are at the greatest risk. They can suffer from breathing problems however still may be able to feed well and self latch for breastfeeding during KMC. A low birth weight is any weight that is less than 2.5 kilos. It can be caused by a pre-term birth or retarded growth in full-term babies. There is no miracle answer to prevent low birth weight and pre-term births however you know as a Mom that you can do Kangaroo Mother Care with your baby to help them grow and develop. Research shows that providing Kangaroo Mother Care to pre-term and/or low birth weight infants greatly reduces newborn deaths.

KMC involves caring for low birth weight, especially pre-term, babies by strapping them to the mother’s chest skin-to-skin. The child is held in an upright position. During KMC care, the baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels become more stable since they are calmer and have lower levels of stress. Three randomized trials suggested a 51% reduction in mortality rate when Kangaroo Mother Care has been practiced with pre term babies.

The beauty about Kangaroo Mother Care is that it is simple, and effective. Furthermore, it doesn’t cost anything extra to implement which makes it viable in low income situations. In addition to the obvious mortality benefits, Kangaroo Care provides a loving contact between parent and child which establishes a life long emotional attachment for both.

General Motors has invited its five-year partner the International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) to take a sneak peek at GMs concept cars and new production vehicles at the upcoming 2007 Chicago Auto Show. More than fifty IADT fashion design students will visit General Motors exhibit on February 9, 2007 during the first public day of the Chicago Auto Show. The theme of the show is Runway to future Design and Technology.

Aside from watching the exhibit, the fifty fashion design students will also create sketches of garment designs inspired by the five GM featured vehicles.

The five vehicles that General Motors will introduce at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show are the following:

-Chevrolet Volt Concept GMs electric-driven advanced technology vehicle
-Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept A sport coupe loaded with exciting high performance features, equipped with the best quality auto parts like GM exhaust system and oozing with dramatic designs.
-2008 Cadillac CTS a luxurious and elegant sedan with the charm of a sports car
-2008 Buick Enclave Buicks first luxury crossover SUV that exudes athletic spirit, romantic forms and premium interior
-2007 Saturn Aura Green Line Hybrid voted North American Car of the Year with a demonstration of its environmental commitment.

The sketches or impression gathered and created by the students during the auto show will be used in producing the garments for General Motors for the next two months. Five winning designs are to be chosen and will be showcased at Imagine 2007, an annual fashion show produced by IADT and sponsored by General Motors. The fashion show will take place on May 17 at Chicagos Union Station. Each of the student winners will receive a $500 cash award from GM.

According to General Motors director of advanced design who led the design team of the Chevrolet Volt Concept car, Automotive design and fashion inspire and influence each other. Collaboration between GM and IADT, a school with a strong heritage in fashion, highlights opportunities to expand design vision and fresh ideas.

Kathy Embry, Dean, School of Design Studies at IADT said, We are thrilled to continue our partnership with GM for the fifth consecutive year. We can see a lot of energy in the emotionally compelling designs of all new GM vehicles. The GM Student Design Competition will provide a great opportunity to showcase the talent of future Chicago designers.

Amber Lindlom, senior fashion design student at IADT has also expressed her excitement on the opportunity provided by GM, General Motors exclusive design opportunity is a thrilling chance for IADT students. The challenge to draw inspiration from GMs innovative vehicles and translate them into one-of-a-kind fashion design solutions is a fantastic experience for aspiring fashion designers.

When I see the lovely little girl,I always feel happy,and want to dress them up with pretty dresses and lovely toys,which can make me feel so excited to see them become much more lovely then.

The big eyes are there,who are so cutie and make you want to touch her head and make her happy,now you have the chance to dress the lovely girl up and make her much pretty then.

This is one of our dress up games,which can make you find what you want from cansual dress up games,the monthly yard sale is held today on Wonder Lane,and Mommy selects so many cute and beautiful clothes and interesting toys for little Jenny.

Okay,let’s go now to dress her up,and find the results,how she would be then,if you are ready,you can click and play the cansual dress up games,which can make you have fun then.

Wow,you can see so many wonderful dresses in the yard sale,for example the styles of cutie trend,dresses which can make the girl become a sweet girl,you can choose anyone of them.

Eum,which one do you want to choose?! Maybe it is hard to decide,oh yes,I can dress her each style of them,and have a look of how the girl will be,it maybe the best methods.

The shoes are also there for you to choose,in this kind of dress up games,the most funny thing is dressing the pretty girl up,and make a show,you will see the wonderful looks of each kind of the girls.

What’s more,you can choose a kind of toys for the little cutie girl to play,Hah,how about a car?!don’t mistake,it is a little toy car or you can choose other toys for her to play.if you want to replay the dress up games for girls ,you can click the button of reset,and dress her up again,then you will know the results.

Whats hip in t-shirt design, you ask? T-shirt designers say nothings cooler than Black Icons. Yes, they mean African American Pop Iconsvisionaries, entertainers, athletes, and activists. And why are t-shirts with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Richard Pryor, George Clinton, and Martin Luther King Junior all the rage? Because these brothers are cool.real cool. Is it the color of their skin? Is it their fame? Is it their struggle? Is it what theyve accomplished? Its all of that, but most of all its because theyre all leaders in their own right. And people, regardless of race, respect and admire people who take charge. And if youre a brother in charge, well then more power to ya.

Some fashion critics say its also the Hip Hop movement thats bringing famous brothers and sisters to the fashion forefront. Recent polls show that Hip Hop gear is the most popular attire for American kids in their early teens to mid-twenties. Thanks to Hip Hop pioneers like Russell Simmons, chairman & CEO of Rush Communications, which founded Def Jam Recordings and Phat Farm Clothing and Sean P-Diddy Combs, the founder of Bad Boy Entertainment and Sean John Clothing, the Hip Hop lifestyle has gone mainstream. Kids and young adults from all over the world are embracing the music, clothing, and swaggerous way of living that is Hip Hop.

So whos wearing black icon tees? Everyonefrom the girl next door to the biggest names in entertainment and sportsRappers, Singers, Actors, Athletes, street kids, and even silver spooners are repping their favorite black icon.

P. Diddy has been sporting t-shirts embellished with images of his friend and rap prodigy the late Notorious BIG, since shortly after his death. Diddy has also been known to wear other late greats such as Marvin Gaye and Jam Master Jay. Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg have been photographed wearing their West Coast mentor and friend Tupac Shakur. Producer, songwriter Wyclef Jean has been spotted wearing Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Junior, and Dr. Malcolm X Shabazz.

Kids all over America are wearing black iconsblack inner city youth and white suburbanites alike. The fad which started in the streets probably made it to the burbs by way of television through music videos and other forms of entertainment.

In a predominantly white middle school in New Jersey one student has came up with an interesting class project for black history month. He has proposed that on the first Friday in February everyone in his history class wear a t-shirt embellished with a black icon. They will get partial credit for participating in the project, but will be graded on how well they deliver a biographical speech about the icon they are wearing.

Whos popular? O.K., so now youre wondering if it is cool to wear any old black icon on your chest. Well, the answer is yes, but in case you dont want to chance it, here is a list of some of the more popular black icon tees.