Condoms given out at school

first_imgStuff 1 March 2015A high school handed out condoms to girls as young as 15 after a dozen girls returned from summer holidays pregnant.The controversial approach to family planning has come under fire from a religious group, but has been hailed a success by James Cook High School in south Auckland, where academic results have soared since it was implemented.And researchers have called for the condom giveaway to be rolled out at schools across the country.The contraceptives were given to teens after they finished exams at the decile 1 Manurewa high school and headed off on their summer break.Three Auckland University nursing students came up with the idea after 12 girls returned pregnant to the school after the summer holidays of 2011.The condoms included a sex education pamphlet advising teens on where to get the morning after pill and dispelling sex myths.Four years on, with a new principal at the school’s helm, no teens returned pregnant this summer. Taranaki takers for school condom handoutStuff 3 March 2015Taranaki high schools have no plans to follow an Auckland school handing out condoms over the school holidays to prevent teen pregnancies.Principals from the region’s secondary schools said sexual education was part of their health curriculum, and strict rules governed delivery of contraception.The issue was raised after it was reported an Auckland high school gave girls condoms after their end of year exams as part of a research project.Three Auckland University nursing students suggested the idea when 12 girls returned pregnant to Manurewa High School after the 2011 summer holidays. read more

EPL: Arsenal’s Top Four Finish Threatened with City Draw

first_imgArsenal showed signs of recovery from their recent dismal run of form as they twice fought back from behind yesterday to draw with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.The Gunners had lost four out of their previous five Premier League games, and faced City against uncertainty surrounding manager Arsene Wenger’s future, with more protests staged before kick-off.Arsenal got off to the worst possible start when Leroy Sane put City ahead after only five minutes, running on to Kevin de Bruyne’s routine pass to round David Ospina and score.Theo Walcott capped a spell of Arsenal pressure to scramble home an equaliser five minutes before the break – but they were on terms for only two minutes before Sergio Aguero’s powerful finish put City back in front.Arsenal lost Laurent Koscielny to injury at half-time and it was his central defensive partner Shkodran Mustafi who rose above City’s defence from a corner to restore parity after 53 minutes.Aguero missed two good chances for City and manager Pep Guardiola was furious that a late handball appeal against Nacho Monreal was ignored, leaving his side in fourth and Arsenal in sixth place in the table – seven points of the top-four pace.Two banners were held aloft at the final whistle – and both summed up the confusion currently surrounding Arsenal and manager Wenger.One read “Forever In Your Debt – One Arsene Wenger” and the other carried the slogan “All Good Things Must Come To An End.”There were renewed protests from a noisy, but relatively small, group of Arsenal fans before kick-off to illustrate the pressure on Arsenal’s manager but there were precious few signs of discontent inside the stadium.The smart money remains on Wenger extending a stay as manager that stretches back to October 1996 – but this result and performance did little either way to clear the muddied waters around this part of north London.Wenger insists his decision is made while Arsenal’s board say the next move will be mutual – so a draw almost summed up what seems to be the current inertia among the decision-makers.If Arsenal had won, it would certainly have made any announcement more palatable, while a loss would have made it a harder sell.  As it is, a draw means the uncertainty goes on.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball game day: Everything to know about Duke matchup

first_img Published on February 22, 2017 at 9:26 am Contact Paul: | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ With only three regular season games remaining, Syracuse (16-12, 8-7 Atlantic Coast) is barely clinging to its NCAA Tournament hopes. The Orange has a big chance to improve its resume on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against No. 10 Duke (22-5, 10-4). SU has lost three straight while the Blue Devils have won seven in a row.Here are answers to your most pressing game day questions.How can you watch the game? Syracuse-Duke will air on ESPN. Karl Ravech will have play-by-play duties while Dick Vitale will be the color commentator. Here are channel listings based on provider in the Syracuse area.• Time Warner: 300 or 24 for non-digital subscribers• DirecTV: 206• Verizon Fios: 570 (high-definition) or 70 (standard-definition)• Dish Network: 140• New Visions: 757 (high-definition) or 70 (standard-definition)What is John Gillon prepping for? The senior point guard enters the final chapter of his college career and looks to help lead SU to the Tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIs Syracuse-Duke a rivalry? One beat writer explains the Blue Devils are already taken.How did Eric Devendorf’s career become full circle? The former Syracuse player joined the Orange’s staff to fulfill his late father’s wish.What’s the Duke perspective entering Wednesday? Here’s a conversation with Blue Devils beat writer Jessika Morgan of the News & Observer.Why are students camping out for the game? They want to be as close to the court and they still believe the Orange could squeak into the Tournament.What does Taurean Thompson add to Syracuse? Points. Jim Boeheim said he could be a 15-point-a-game scorer. But only if he stays out of foul trouble.Where does Syracuse stand on the bubble? Bracketologist Patrick Stevens said the Orange is “on outside” looking in.What is Boeheim saying before the matchup? Boeheim discussed Duke’s offensive prowess and the sustainability of his full-court press.Will Grayson Allen and Amile Jefferson play? Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday that both will continue playing through injuries.What do our beat writers predict? They all agree on who will win.Anything else to know about Duke? Here’s a preview of the Blue Devils. Commentslast_img read more