Sex education is failing Kiwi teens, US psychiatrist claims

first_imgNZ Herald 25 June 2012Teenagers are being let down by sex education that doesn’t tell them it’s best to wait until you’re an adult and have one sexual partner for life, a visiting physician says. But Family Planning disputes United States psychiatrist Dr Miriam Grossman’s characterisation of New Zealand’s sex education. She has been brought here by the conservative lobby group Family First to speak at a conference in Auckland on Thursday. Dr Grossman said she took up writing and speaking on the “harms” of sex education after her experiences as a campus psychiatrist at the University of California. She saw many female students who were panicking about having, or possibly having, a sexually transmitted infection (STI), being pregnant, having had an abortion, or being confused about their emotional attachment to a man who had no intention of becoming emotionally attached to them. “They didn’t understand we are wired, both men and women, but especially women, to become emotionally attached to people we are intimate with.” She said this was omitted from the range of sex education materials produced in New Zealand that she had viewed. Dr Grossman said sex education, like other public-health initiatives, should present the “ideal”, such as in nutrition. In sexuality – “and I’m not talking about morality, I’m a physician” – the ideal was one sexual partnership for life, delayed until adulthood. “People that are able to achieve that – not that this is so easy – never have to worry about these myriad health issues.” Health issues included STIs and human papilloma virus (HPV), which is a key factor in cervical cancers. Dr Grossman cited a Family Planning website,, and pamphlet, both aimed at young people, which encouraged those considering becoming sexually active to make sure they were ready and to talk with their partner about contraception, but did not tell them to talk to a responsible adult. And she said sex education materials in New Zealand dangerously overstated the degree of protection people could expect from condoms, even when correctly used. – Dr Grossman on Radio LiveLISTEN – Dr Grossman on National Radio’s The PanelLISTEN – Dr Grossman on NZ’s RhemaWATCH – Dr Grossman on Close Uplast_img read more

Anika Jno. Baptist named winner of Digicel’s Amazing Race

first_imgMs Anika Jno. Baptist of Fond Cole, Digicel’s T2W July WinnerTuesday August 9th 2011 – Roseau, Dominica: Digicel, Dominica’s Bigger, Better network today announced Ms Anika Jno. Baptist as the lucky winner of this month’s ‘Text to Win’ competition, walking away with $2,500 in cash.Ms Anika Jno. Baptist of Fond Cole won the prize live on Kairi FM radio yesterday when Digicel Dominica’s, Calvia Timothy, made the call to her. “This cash prize comes as a great surprise to me as it was my first time participating in Digicel’s ‘Text to Win’ promotion”, said a delighted Ms Jno. Baptist.Digicel’s monthly ‘Text to Win’ competitions give customers the chance to win monthly prizes and cash. July’s competition saw customers texting the word ‘RACE’ to 7171 to be in with a chance to win this fantastic cash prize.With this month’s ‘Text to Win’ competition, Digicel is giving four lucky customers a chance to win ‘Back to School’ supplies valued at $2,000. Each week, one lucky winner will walk away with $500 in school supplies. There is no restriction on the number of entries, so the more times customers text ‘RACE’ to 7171, the more chances they have to win.Digicel Dominica’s Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh handing over cheque to Anika Jno. Baptiste.Digicel Dominica’s Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh, said; “As part of our promise to deliver the best value across Dominica, Digicel is delighted to be giving away great prizes through our monthly ‘Text to Win’ competitions. We would like to congratulate Ms Jno. Baptist and look forward to giving away many more prizes in the coming months.”In addition, Digicel recently announced its revised pricing on its prepaid ‘Unlimited Talk and Text’ bundle, which is now only $15 and the introduction of free Digicel to Digicel calls on weekends for post-paid customers.Press ReleaseDigicel Dominica BusinessLocalNews Anika Jno. Baptist named winner of Digicel’s Amazing Race by: – August 9, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 66 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Ronnie W. Hitch, 48

first_imgRonnie W. Hitch, 48, Columbus, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.Born, July 11, 1968 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Jerry Wayne Hitch and Donna Sue (Ahrens) Crank.Ronnie was a self employed mechanic.He is survived by his mother, Donna Sue Crank, Columbus; two sons, Corey Hitch, Greensburg, Jeremy Hitch, New Point; three daughters, Kayla Yorn, Greensburg, Stephanie Hitch, Taylorsville, Jazmine Hitch, Columbus; one sister, Dawn Lawson, Columbus; six grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Hitch; grandparents, Carl Hitch, Ervine Ahrens, Patsy Ahrens.Visitation will be held on Friday from 10 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. P.T. Wilson officiating.Interment will be held in the Hebron Cemetery in Adams.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Barbara Jean Stokes

first_imgBarbara Jean Stokes, 70, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday May 27, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born June 15, 1947 in Nashville, TN, daughter of the late Lester Lewis and Mary (Ladd) Wilson.Barbara enjoyed crocheting, adult coloring books and BINGO. She loved being with family, especially her grandchildren.Barbara is survived by daughters, Peggy Sue Craft of Sunman, IN, Crystal “Star” Powers of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Dylan Swain, Christopher Bentle, Jessica Teeters, Brian Teeters, Nicholas Casillass, Yarelyn Powers, Angel Marie Casillass; great-grandchild, Brayden Swain.She was preceded in death by parent and a sister, Patsy Nichols.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

One of lane of State Road 156 set to open today in Switzerland County

first_imgSwitzerland County, In. — State Road 156 in Switzerland County is scheduled to reopen as one lane with a temporary signal the afternoon of Monday, May 13.The road was closed Tuesday between Tapps Ridge Road and Markland Pike, east of Vevay, due to continued sliding near Hunt’s Creek Road.INDOT is working with a contractor and utility companies to set a timeline to perform repairs at the location to stabilize roadway.last_img

Bulldog Netters Victorious Against Spartans

first_img#1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe (B) defeated Gavin Parsley (C) 6-2, 6-0#2 Singles- Jonah Graham (C) defeated Adam Scott (B) 7-5, 6-2#3 Singles- Gage Brown (C) defeated Grant Story 4-6, 6-4, 6-2#1 Doubles- Seth Gausman & Sam Voegle defeated Sebastain Burch & Seth Spurlock 6-0, 6-2#2 Doubles- Max Giesting & Cael Rahe defated Dylan Bennington & Dustin McCarrell 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-5 Both Varsity and JV are 1-1 on the season and will play at Shelbyville on Monday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney. In JV, Batesville won 4-2. Jackson Tracy won in singles along with the doubles teams of Jonathan Hoff & Jaden Smith, Cole Pride & Lyle Oesterling, Jaden Smith & Jackson Wanstrath. center_img The Batesville Boys Tennis team defeated Connersville 3-2 on Thursday.last_img read more

Mourinho backtracks over Allardyce

first_img Allardyce highlighted the draw as the turning point in their season, and survival last term has turned into something much more impressive this campaign. West Ham beat Leicester 2-0 last weekend to ensure they reached Christmas in the top four for the first time since the 1985-86 season, when they ended up finishing third. Mourinho has been more impressed with the Hammers than any other team besides his own and has no doubt Friday’s match will be very different to last season’s. He said: “Chelsea is top of the league and deserves it and after us West Ham, because to be fourth for a team that everybody was expecting them to fight for survival, I think is a fantastic achievement. “Both teams are different than last season. We are a better team, we have more creativity and more goals, we have more attacking dynamic, and West Ham is also a better team. “Last season they were in big trouble. When you are fighting against relegation, you have to do everything to get points. “Yes it was a turning point for them because it gave them the confidence they needed and after that they kept in the division. This team is different. “You see the way they play every game, they are a better team, they have better players and I think also Big Sam is showing now he is not what people sometimes say – a defensive coach, only knows how to play defensively and direct with long balls. Press Association “He is giving a completely different image about himself, which can make the game more difficult for us but at the same time more attractive for everyone. “He has my respect. Last season I had a couple of words about the fact they started winning time after two minutes of the game, which I don’t like. “But I respect him as a coach. As a person he’s a very good guy, but as a coach he has a beautiful career and I’m very happy that he’s doing well with West Ham.” Mourinho and Allardyce may seem unlikely bedfellows but the Portuguese revealed the pair bonded during their involvement at a charity match during the summer. “We exchange lots of messages,” said Mourinho. “We have a good relationship. “Me, him and Peter Reid were together for one week for the Robbie Williams match in the summer, Soccer Aid, having lunch, having dinner. “You get a different kind of relationship, you know the person much better, which you can’t do when you just play against each other, see each other for one minute before and after the game. I like him very much.” West Ham are still big outsiders to finish the season in their current position, but Mourinho does not believe it is impossible. He said: “If they finish top four – manager of the season, Big Sam; team of the season, West Ham; because it would be an amazing achievement comparing West Ham with the investment other teams had to finish in the top four. Why not?” After the Hammers held Mourinho’s Chelsea to a goalless draw in January, the Blues boss accused Allardyce’s side of playing “football from the 19th century”. Asked about the criticism ahead of West Ham’s return to Stamford Bridge, Mourinho described the comments as “silly words”. Jose Mourinho backtracked on his 19th century football jibe against West Ham and stressed his respect for Sam Allardyce ahead of their Boxing Day clash.last_img read more

Mumbai Indians enlist Guyanese Sherfane Rutherford for IPL 2020

first_imgMUMBAI Indians have completed their first player transfer for IPL 2020 on Wednesday. The four-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians decided to release leg-spinner Mayank Markande and inducted Guyana and West Indies hard-hitting all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford from the Delhi Capitals for the next season of IPL.“We wish Mayank the very best for his future. He is a brilliant talent and we were fortunate to have spotted and nurtured him early. It is a difficult decision for us, but we are releasing him for better cricketing prospects and know that he is on the cusp of emerging as yet another shining star of Indian cricket. He will always be a part of the Mumbai Indians family,” said Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani.Markande who made his IPL debut in 2018, played a crucial role in the Rohit Sharma-led side’s performance that season, picking up 15 wickets in 14 matches. Markande’s impressive show in the 2018 season of IPL had also earned him a place in the Indian T20 side.The 20 year-old, however failed to replicate his inaugural season’s performance in the next season and was replaced by another leggie Rahul Chahar in the MI playing XI. Markande played only 3 matches in IPL 2019 picking up just 1 wicket.Sherfane Rutherford, on the other hand, made his IPL debut last season and played 7 matches for Delhi Capitals. He scored 73 runs and picked up 1 wicket.About adding Rutherford to their side, Ambani said, his all-round skills will benefit MI a lot. “I am excited to welcome the talented Sherfane into our family.He has impressed us with his all-round skills and match-winning attitude. His exploits across the world at such an early stage of his career have been impressive and we believe he finds his home at MI.” (Excerpts taken from Hindustan Times).last_img read more

Ibrahimovic Statue Toppled as the Swedish Star Debuts against Sampdoria

first_imgVandals have toppled a statue of former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic by sawing it off at the ankles.Former Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris St-Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy player Ibrahimovic has just re-signed for AC Milan and is expected to make his second debut for the Serie A side today when they host Sampdoria.The statue, which is outside Malmo’s stadium in Sweden, previously had its nose cut off after Ibrahimovic invested in a rival club in December. The damage was discovered at 3.30am local time on Sunday, and there was graffiti reading “take away”, written in Swedish, next to the statue.Ibrahimovic, 38, made his professional debut for Malmo 20 years ago.The statue’s face was also covered by a shirt bearing the Swedish badge.A spokesperson for the Malmo municipality’s sport and recreation department told BBC Sport the statue has been taken away for repairs.They added that the plan is to bring the statue back.Malmo deputy mayor Frida Trollmyr told AFP: “I can understand that many people are disappointed in Zlatan’s behaviour, but vandalising a statute is simply unworthy.“Better to express your dissatisfaction in a democratic way.”The 3.5-metre bronze structure was sprayed with paint, set on fire and had a toilet seat put over its arm after it was announced that Ibrahimovic had bought 25% of the shares in Hammarby.Police erected a fence around the statue, which was unveiled in October 2019, after an attempt to saw through its feet in December.Ibrahimovic’s house in Stockholm was also vandalised, with “Judas” painted on the front door.The statue’s artist Peter Linde has previously appealed for people to stop the vandalism.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Volleyball: No. 2 Badgers take on Louisville and UNC in rematch of 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

first_imgWisconsin volleyball’s 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge slate features University of North Carolina and University of Louisville — rematches of last season’s opponents in the same tournament.Wisconsin defeated UNC 3-0 and Louisville 3-1 in those 2015 matches in Louisville, and the Badgers will have go on the road once again, but this time in front of UNC’s home crowd at Carmichael Arena.Wisconsin is off to another great start in 2016, but Saturday should prove the first real test for an explosive Badgers team. Wisconsin started the season as the No. 2 in the country and has only dropped one set through their first five matches, with this single blemish coming against then-No. 15 Hawaii in the season opener. Since then, Wisconsin (5-0) has amounted a perfect 12-0 record in sets, bringing their total sets lead to 15-1 on the season.Volleyball: Badgers return to Madison for home openerThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team will host its first games of the 2016-17 season this weekend as part of Read…North Carolina TarheelsThe Badgers take on a dangerous Tarheels team, Friday at 5:30 p.m., who have already proven they have what it takes to take down high-caliber Big Ten talent. To kick off the season UNC traveled to Penn State, one of the toughest venues in the country, for the Penn State Classic and emerged victorious with a 3-2 edge over the host then-No. 13 Nittany Lions. No. 11 North Carolina (5-0) has maintained its perfect record since defeating the Big Ten powerhouse, and look to put their undefeated record on the line this weekend when they battle the No. 2 Badgers at home in Carmichael Arena.Louisville CardinalsThough not as highly regarded out of the gates as fellow ACC member UNC, Louisville certainly brings a lot to the table. The Cardinals head into this weekend touting a 4-3 overall record, after suffering a slight skid as of late. Louisville got off to a hot start after winning its first three games, but have dropped two of three since. If the same Louisville team that took the court for the Cardinals in their first three games shows up Saturday night, Wisconsin could certainly have its hands full. Not to mention, Saturday’s matchup will be a quick turnaround for Wisconsin after they play the Tarheels the night prior. First serve is at 3 p.m. Saturday.last_img read more