Pregnancies more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths

first_imgReuters 14 May 2015Pregnancies are more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths than among their heterosexual counterparts, suggests a new study of New York City high school students.Overall, sexual-minority students who were sexually active were about twice as likely as other students to report becoming pregnant or getting someone pregnant, researchers found.“The message for me is that these populations are often ignored or assumed to not need information or reproductive care or services and they absolutely do,” said Lisa Lindley, the study’s lead author from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.Previous studies had found an increased risk of pregnancies among sexual minority youths, but those data were old and mostly collected for girls only.“I was just curious more than anything to repeat one of the studies that was done to look at teen pregnancy among sexually experienced young people,” Lindley told Reuters Health.For the new study, reported in the American Journal of Public Health, the researchers used data from nearly 10,000 ethnically and racially diverse New York City high school students from 2005, 2007 and 2009. They included only students who reported having sex with a member of the opposite sex.Students were identified as a sexual minority if they identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or had reported sex with someone of the same sex.About 85 percent of female students identified as heterosexual and about 90 percent only had male sexual partners. Of the male students, 96 percent identified as heterosexual and 97 percent only had female sexual partners.About 14 percent of females became pregnant, and about 11 percent of males got someone pregnant.Overall, about 13 percent of heterosexual females and about 14 percent of females who only had male sexual partners had been pregnant, compared to about 23 percent of lesbian or bisexual females and about 20 percent of girls who had male and female sexual partners.About 10 percent of heterosexual males and those who only had female sexual partners experienced a pregnancy, compared to about 29 percent of gay or bisexual males and about 38 percent of males with female and male sexual partners.“What really accounted for most of the risk for the girls was sexual behavior,” Lindley said. “Basically the earlier they initiated intercourse and the more partners they had the more likely they were to become pregnant.” read more

Wildcats Players Earn All-EIAC

first_imgThree members of The Franklin County Wildcats Football team have earned All-EIAC status and six got Honorable Mention.Congrats to The Wildcats.EIAC All-Conference:Clayton SpurlockLuke MosterAugustus RunyonEIAC Honorable Mention:Austin BramerTyler WoodsAdam MohrSeth SchwartzRobbie ParsonsHunter Tschaennlast_img

Video: Here’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s worst ever free-kick vs Bologna

first_imgThe Italian giants played their first league game since the league’s restart on Monday and Ronaldo was eager to prove a point. Ronaldo hasn’t scored a free-kick at club level since 2017 but fancied his luck against Bologna keeper Lukasz Skorupski. However, the 35-year-old’s effort soared over the home side’s net and some say it could still be travelling right now. Ronaldo did manage to get on the scoresheet however, netting a penalty as Maurizio Sarri’s side clinched a 2-0 win. Following the game, Italian legend Luca Toni slammed Ronaldo and said he currently “can’t even dribble”. “It’s a defeat that also bears the signature of Cristiano Ronaldo,” he told Rai Uno after the game. “The Portuguese is in difficulty physically and he can’t even dribble a man.” Manager Sarri also aimed a not-so-subtle dig at his star man after full-time. Juventus fans will be happy to see the five time Ballon d’Or winner get back to his best after a lackluster return to club football. Ronaldo missed a penalty in the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against AC Milan and was anonymous against Napoli in the final on Wednesday. Juventus lost the final 4-2 on penalties and Ronaldo didn’t step up to take one – with many thinking he was desperate to take the final penalty. The Bianconeri had won the Coppa Italia four years in a row prior to Ronaldo’s arrival while he has now lost two consecutive finals for the first time in his career. Read Also: Video: Messi lucky to escape red card during Barca vs Athletic club “He (Ronaldo) is in the same shape as the others, like Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa, he is lacking the sharpness to do what works best for him.” he told RAI. “I didn’t say much to the players after the game. I was angry and disappointed just like them, so at these moments it’s best to stay silent. We’ll talk better tomorrow morning.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Cristiano Ronaldo took one of his worst ever free-kicks during Juventus’ Serie A clash with Bologna on Monday night. Loading…last_img read more

Military Family Relief Fund COVID-19 Special Application

first_imgStatewide—If you are experiencing financial hardship as a reasonable and logical consequence of COVID-19, you may be eligible for assistance. Click here to read more about eligibility requirements and to see the application. If you have additional questions, visit or call (317) 232-3910.last_img

Miami Beaches and hotels to reopen June 1st

first_imgAfter much debate, commissioners in Miami Beach have agreed that they will reopen beaches to the public on June 1st.The decision was made on Friday during a meeting where city leaders expressed that they wanted nothing more than to reopen the city but that there is also a need to exercise an abundance of caution due to the ongoing pandemic:“We have to exercise some measure of caution because there is a natural tension between crowds and physical distancing,” Mayor Gelber said. “How do you manage that in a pandemic? The answer is carefully.”The mayor went on to explain why the decided to open the beaches a week after Memorial Day:“We know that Memorial Day is a traditional time for everybody to go to the beach and if we saw hundreds of thousands of people on our beaches, it would be a disaster.”While there is a delay on when beaches will reopen, retail stores, hair salons and barbershops were allowed to reopen under the phase one reopening plan for Florida.last_img read more

Rivalry with Irish is full of prestige

first_img“Any Given Saturday” runs on Thursdays, ironically. To explain to Nick how this makes no sense, or comment on this column, email him at or visit The Greatest Intersectional Rivalry in College Football.That’s what they like to call the annual showdown between USC and Notre Dame that first took place in 1925. The tale goes that USC was looking for a “rival” from somewhere besides the West Coast, and went after Notre Dame. Legendary Irish coach Knute Rockne didn’t like the idea of all the travel involved, but his wife wanted to get out of snowy South Bend and out to sunny Southern California, and the rest is history.But why? How does this rivalry still hold so strong, almost 90 years later? Both teams treat this game as the most important on their schedules, and this is a fact. In years when the Irish come to Los Angeles, USC puts them on Thanksgiving weekend. It’s not any old game that gets played then. And every year, every home game Notre Dame plays starts at 3:30 p.m. ET. Except for one. That’s always the Trojans.Here’s the thing: I didn’t grow up with USC, as many here did. I didn’t follow the rise of Pete Carroll or the dominance of Reggie Bush (Am I allowed to say that? Is he a real person? I can’t tell anymore). Of course I watched their incredible achievements, especially when they came at the expense of the Cal Bears teams I pulled for (and Cal was actually quite good back then). And of course I saw the Bush-push game; an instant classic in the annals of college football lore. But I wasn’t versed in “Trojan Spirit,” so to speak. Or history.The first USC home game I ever attended was Nov. 29, 2008. It was against Notre Dame (it was also the last time the Trojans beat the Irish at home), and a terrible Notre Dame team. This was a bad time for Notre Dame football — the second of three straight seasons without a winning record in the regular season, a 16-21 mark over that stretch — but this game might have been the worst of them all, including a 38-0 shutout the year before. The Irish had 91 yards of total offense. They didn’t even so much as get a first down until the last play of the third quarter, and received heavy and sarcastic applause from the Trojan faithful when they finally did.But what I remember most is the Notre Dame fans. Specifically, I remember their shirts. They had a shiny “golden dome” printed on the front, accompanied by four words: “Notre Dame football: Tradition.” It was impossible not to roll my eyes, in much the same way opposing fans do when the USC band plays those two bars of “Tribute to Troy” for the 18th time in the first quarter alone.I walked away from that game joking that I was choking on the “smug” (with a U) emanating from both fanbases at the Coliseum (this was right after the South Park episode came out. You either know what I’m talking about or you don’t). They were both so full of it, so arrogant, so damn proud. And I realized right then why these two teams are rivals.Both programs have insanely high opinions of themselves, justifiably so. Eleven National Championships and 32 bowl wins sort of speak here for itself. And as groan-inducing as Notre Dame’s “Tradition” shirts might be, they’re true. This evening, I will be getting on a plane to Chicago. Saturday, I will walk into Notre Dame Stadium. And I have never been more excited for a road game.I’ve made some cool trips in my time covering USC football — the Weekender every year, Seattle last season. I was at Autzen Stadium when USC upset Oregon in Eugene back in 2011. But this is different. This is Notre Dame. Perhaps it is unfair to places such as Austin (Texas), State College (Pennsylvania) or Baton Rouge (Louisiana), but South Bend is college football’s Mecca. The slash mark endzones, Touchdown Jesus, “Play like a champion today.” Notre Dame Stadium is an icon, a cathedral of the game, if you will.“It’s a great place to play,” USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron said of South Bend. “You grew up watching it, USC-Notre Dame. You wanted to be a part of it.”The Trojans’ mantra, like just about all other teams, tends to be along the lines of “one game at a time.” But come on now, this is Notre Dame week.Junior wide receiver Marqise Lee admitted that “Notre Dame is a big, big game for us.”“The atmosphere there is amazing,” said redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler, who made the trip with the team in 2011 while redshirting. “To be able to start and play in this game is just so big, the tradition, all the great names that have played in this game. I’m very excited.”Aren’t we all.last_img read more

Athletes must show the media respect

first_imgI frequently tell my peers that “I’m thankful” for all of the things that I’ve been blessed with in my life — my family, friends, health and so on.However, for Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, this two-word expression of gratitude was also his favorite defense mechanism when being forced to take questions from the media in a postgame press conference that followed his team victory over the Carolina Panthers in the NFC divisional playoff earlier this month.This past Tuesday, Lynch returned to the media spotlight at the annual Super Bowl media day, a spotlight that he wants nothing do with.And even before reporters even began to interrogate Lynch with their open-ended question, he made it clear to the media that he was only present so that he would not get fined.In fact, Lynch’s response, “I’m here so I won’t get fined,” was just about the only one he gave to each of the credentialed media’s questions, as approximately 200 reporters surrounded his podium at the US Airways Center.In his statement, Lynch was referring to an alleged fine of $500,000 that he faced from the NFL should he have failed to make himself available for media day, according to a league source.NFL contracts obligate players to be available to the media, though the league cannot ultimately control what comes out of its players’ mouths.Lynch is no stranger to fines imposed by the NFL, as the Skittles-loving running back has accumulated $120,000 in fines since the beginning of the regular season, the majority of them from violations of the league’s media policy.During Wednesday’s media session, Lynch continued his shenanigans by uttering the phrase, “You know why I’m here,” approximately 14 times over a five-minute span.His Super Bowl week comebacks add to a long resume of them that Lynch has built over the years, ranging from “thanks for asking,” to “I’m just about that action, boss,” to just a simple “yes”.As entertaining as it is to watch, Lynch needs to stop acting like a child and put an end to his sassy behavior in front of reporters.His rookie years are long gone, this being his eighth season in the league, so there is a really no excuse for this kind of conduct when dealing with professionals just like him who are simply trying to do their jobs.If he wants people to call him “Beast Mode” for his performance on the field, he had better start acting as such off the field.At the end of the day, it’s his responsibility to talk and make himself fully available to the media. When he goes up to the podium and pulls stunts such as the one we witnessed on 2015 Super Bowl Media Day, he makes a fool of not only himself, but also reporters, which is not ok.By not directly answering any question or saying anything relevant for that matter, Lynch is also stripping the media of its right to get the answers they need to communicate to fans.For years, the media has been an excellent vehicle for transmitting athlete’s feelings, input and personas. By not talking, Lynch is setting a bad example to younger athletes who look up to him — especially for college athletes who will soon be put into the same position as him.From what I’ve experienced firsthand as a member of the media at USC, a lot of college athletes are being groomed on how to speak to reporters at a young age by requiring a lot of them to talk in postgame pressers. This likely translates to a comfortability when it comes time to do it in the pros. It seems as if Lynch, who attended Cal, never got any of that training.If the five-time Pro Bowler’s demeanor was to spread to other athletes, it would jeopardize the entire landscape of sports media.And it did indeed spread for a hot second when Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook pulled his best Lynch impersonation when he trolled the media by answering every question with a variation of, “We did a good job with execution.” Westbrook then proceeded to create an awkward moment by singling out one of the reporters and telling him that he simply didn’t like him.Though Westbrook’s behavior is inexcusable, it does bring forth the argument that athletes sometimes are just not in the mood to stand in front of a bunch of reporters and answer their redundant questions, and therefore, they should should not be required to do so.Yet, at the end of the day, these athletes need to fully read and understand their entire job description.Yes, both Lynch and Westbrook are both getting paid millions of dollars a year to play their respective sports, but they are also required to appropriately represent their teams, fulfill their media obligations and serve as positive role models to the community. I’m not a sports agent, but I’m pretty sure a variation of those clauses are in their contracts somewhere.So now hear me out Marshawn, you’re a highly paid professional being given the opportunity to promote your team, brand and personality on the world’s greatest stage, so don’t take any of it for granted.I’m thankful to be able to watch you go all beast mode and pour Skittles out on the field on Sundays so the least you could do for the fans and my friends in the media is show them that  you’re genuinely thankful, too.Darian Nourian is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs Thursdays.last_img read more

US Open Quarter finals take place tonight

first_imgThe Men’s Singles quarter final between Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman opens the day’s proceedings on the Arthur Ashe Court. Photo: © pixabay Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova go head to head in the U-S Open quarter-finals in New York.The pair are the only Grand Slam champions left in the Women’s singles draw.Williams has her sights set on a first major title in nine years.last_img

Verdugo, Chavis homer to back Pérez as Red Sox beat Rays 5-0

first_img Associated Press Television News Written By WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 6th August, 2020 07:41 IST Verdugo, Chavis Homer To Back Pérez As Red Sox Beat Rays 5-0 Martín Pérez pitched out of trouble all night, and Alex Verdugo and Michael Chavis homered to help the Boston Red Sox stop a four-game skid Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over the slumping Tampa Bay Rays COMMENTcenter_img Martín Pérez pitched out of trouble all night, and Alex Verdugo and Michael Chavis homered to help the Boston Red Sox stop a four-game skid Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over the slumping Tampa Bay Rays.Pérez (2-1) allowed four hits and three walks, wiggling out of jams for five innings. He struck out four.The left-hander held Tampa Bay to 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position and induced two double-play grounders. The Rays had a man on second with no outs in both the first and fourth.Colten Brewer, Austin Brice, Matt Barnes and Brandon Workman completed a four-hitter.Tampa Bay has dropped six of seven, scoring 18 runs during that stretch. The Rays (5-7) have trailed in 11 of 12 games this season, including their last 10.Verdugo added to his success against left-handed pitching with a two-run homer off Ryan Yarbrough (0-2) that opened the scoring in the fourth. The left-handed hitter is 38 for 115 (.330) when facing a lefty since the start of the 2019 season.Christian Vazquez had an RBI single and scored on Chavis’ shot in the sixth that put Boston (4-8) up 5-0.Chavis finished 3 for 4.Yarbrough gave up five runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.Yandy Diaz had two hits for the Rays.TRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: Third base coach Carlos Febles, who didn’t make the trip after an inconclusive coronavirus test, had a negative test.Rays: LHP Brendan McKay (coronavirus) threw a two-inning simulated game at the alternate training site.UP NEXTRed Sox: After a day off Thursday, the Red Sox start a three-game home series against Toronto on Friday night.Rays: LHP Blake Snell takes the mound Friday night in the first of a four-game set against the AL East-leading New York Yankees. “There’s no better feeling than beating the Yankees,” Snell said. There will be a pair of seven-inning games in a doubleheader Saturday.Image credits: AP First Published: 6th August, 2020 07:41 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

New Year’s Baby Arrives Early in Alpena

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich.-Bringing in the New Year, means adding an addition to the family for some, and that’s just what new mom, Courtney Burns and dad Patryck Fowler did!Little Teegyn D. Fowler made her grand entrance into the world on January 1st at 1:47 a.m. Baby Teegyn surprised both of her parents with her early arrival.Burns said she decided to give her daughter a special name. Daddy Fowler said having another girl is going to be an exciting experience. Burns said she would teach her three children to always have a close bond.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Oscoda Man Arrested for Assault with a Deadly WeaponNext INSIGHTS: Weed is legal in Michiganlast_img read more