Don’t let HIV ravage a generation poised to transform Africa

first_imgFirst OpinionDon’t let HIV ravage a generation poised to transform Africa Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Related: The Goalkeepers report focused on Zimbabwe for another reason in addition to its success against HIV: More than half its population is aged 25 or younger, which means they’re entering the time of life when they are most at risk of infection with HIV. Trending Now: Zimbabwe isn’t unique in this regard. Globally, the largest generation of young people in human history is approaching that vulnerable age — a trend that’s most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa.advertisement I started my medical training in San Francisco in 1982. Like many of my colleagues at that time, I found myself at the center of a terrifying public health crisis, in which a then-unknown virus was killing young men at an alarming rate. Although I was preparing to be an internist and oncologist, I also became an AIDS doctor. That work eventually took me to Uganda to help care for people with HIV/AIDS as the epidemic took hold there.I am still fighting this scourge, only now on a larger scale, leading the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Our latest Goalkeepers report, a look at the most consequential trends and data in global health and development, focuses on Zimbabwe as an example of the enormous progress that has been made against HIV/AIDS since those dark early days.At the height of its epidemic in 1997, a shocking 1 in 4 adults in Zimbabwe — roughly 1.5 million people, about the size of the population of Philadelphia — were infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. So the country made a dedicated push to say we’re not going to be victims of HIV; we’re going to invest in treatment and prevention. As a result, HIV infections are down 49 percent since 2010 and AIDS-related deaths are down by 45 percent. These achievements have done much to transform the country, despite political and economic turmoil.advertisement Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson The good news is that this generation is the healthiest and most educated the continent has ever seen. No previous generation has been so well-equipped to build strong communities, drive economic growth in their countries, and expand the limits of human possibility.With the right investments in health and education, these young people will lead a new wave of economic progress in sub-Saharan Africa that matches what we have witnessed in China starting in the 1990s and India in the 2000s.The promise of progress is incredible, but it won’t happen if this generation is ravaged by HIV. And the stark reality is that we won’t prevent another crisis if we just keeping doing what we’re already doing. It won’t even be enough to expand our efforts with the methods and medicines currently available to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, although that’s also an urgent priority. About the Author Reprints Sue Desmond-Hellmanncenter_img @SueDHellmann For the first time, over half of people worldwide with HIV taking AIDS drugs By Sue Desmond-Hellmann Sept. 18, 2018 Reprints Leave this field empty if you’re human: Making such preventive measures extensively available could avert up to 364,000 new cases of HIV among 15- to 29-year-olds in Zimbabwe by 2050, according to data modeling carried out by a team from Imperial College London for the Goalkeepers report. That’s 364,000 more young Zimbabweans who can become leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and innovators to carry the country forward.The case is clear. If we keep doing the same things, the same way, we run the serious risk of a resurgent HIV/AIDS epidemic that will rob people in the world’s poorest places of the chance for long, healthy, productive lives — that’s the peril. The potential is that discovering, developing, and delivering more effective treatments and prevention methods for HIV/AIDS will unleash healthy, thriving young populations that will build healthy, thriving economies.Sue Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., is the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Please enter a valid email address. A medic tests a truck driver for HIV inside a Doctors Without Borders van along along the Beira “corridor,” a strip of land running from the Indian Ocean port of Beira in Mozambique to Zimbabwe’s eastern border. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images The truth is, we must find new and better ways to dramatically accelerate progress on HIV/AIDS and start to turn ideas into solutions more quickly.That demands aggressive, sustained investment in global health research and development into new methods for preventing HIV by governments, private enterprise, and philanthropic foundations like ours. These can take many forms. One is more effective and longer-lasting drugs, known as long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), that can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout the body. Another is exploring advances in immunology and the possibility that they can be trained against HIV. And then there is the medics’ holy grail: a vaccine.It will take time before anything truly revolutionary becomes available. But at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we are confident that a new and better PrEP can be available in about five years’ time. And there are two large-scale clinical trials (called Uhambo and Imbokodo) underway to test potential HIV vaccine candidates. Privacy Policy Tags drug developmentglobal healthinfectious diseaseVaccineslast_img read more

118 HSC students achieve top marks

first_img118 HSC students achieve top marks The PremierThe students who have obtained first place in a 2020 Higher School Certificate course will be acknowledged today for their extraordinary academic achievement.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said students studying the HSC this year have endured one of the most challenging years in a generation, experiencing bushfires, drought and a pandemic.“In a normal year finishing first in an HSC course is an outstanding achievement, and to do so in a year like 2020, is a credit to the dedication and talent of the students being recognised today,” Ms Berejiklian said.“Congratulations to the exceptional young people who achieved top marks this year, I am sure your teachers, family and friends are incredibly proud of you.”More than 69,000 students completed their HSC this year. Another 7500 students studied one or more HSC courses throughout the school year.Ms Mitchell said 126 awards will be announced today, with seven of the recipients topping more than one course.“This is an inspiring cohort of students and I congratulate them for rising to the occasion. The First in Course award recognises student’s intellect, perseverance and a passion for learning that will hold them in good stead for the future,” Ms Mitchell said.“Thank you to the experienced and dedicated NSW teachers who, along with family and friends have supported and encouraged these young people to achieve at the top of their class in a year like no other.”2020 HSC students who sat at least one exam will receive their results by SMS, email and online on Friday, 18 December from 6am.All Round Achievers, Top Achievers and Distinguished Achievers will be published on the NESA website after 12pm on Friday.The prestigious First in Course celebration will be broadcast this year so schools, families and friends can join the see students recognised. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Award, Berejiklian, bushfires, drought, email, Family, future, Gladys, Government, HSC, Internet, Mitchell, New South Wales, NSW, Premier, school, students, websitelast_img read more

Minimal to no use of certain logos

first_img Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Forums Home 567 2,393 posts this beauty was unfortunately rarely used. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/he0r2sbq6u7gr9i2th9q/Seattle_Seahawks/2002/Alternate_LogoThat was never an official logo – at least, according to the NFL.I believe it was seen around the stadium, but was never part of the official graphics package.Still marked as present on the logo pageYes it is…and that’s a mistake. 154 Billy B 22,644 It’s not ideal, but I don’t think it’ll put a dagger Share this post Posted July 23, 2014 Location:Utah 3 Next Page 1 of 3   218 Sanic Next 37 Share on other sites Share this post 22,644 Link to post Members 2 Link to post Members 65 Recommended Posts Share this post Link to post Share this post TruColor djam2410 Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE JayMac 0 Share on other sites 23 3,583 Another one is the Sens. That sideways-facing senator they introduced in 07′ is nowhere at all. Not even on merchandise from the official shop. Why introduce a logo that you’ll never use at all? I don’t get it.That one was removed from their identity at the end of the 2010-2011 season. 22,644 Share this post 23 Share this post Sanic Gothamite When the Warriors lost their mascot to the team that used to be from Seattle, this primary logo was rarely used. In fact, I don’t even remember seeing any of it at team stores during that period before their rebrand in 2010. Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Location:Winnipeg 6,236 posts 65 633 posts Link to post five boroughs, one City. Link to post 1,085 posts Posted July 23, 2014 Orgo Posted July 23, 2014 154 0 Share on other sites 103 OTBC 567 Share this post Location:A Nice Place to Live Location:The DMV I recently bought a Jazz shirt with the recolored mountain logo. I wanted a green Jazz shirt and that was the only one available. the Baltimore oriolesVery true. The oriole on top of the word mark is still the primary. Posted July 23, 2014 Share on other sites Location:Atlanta idk Members Posted July 23, 2014 Link to post Tasty 23 AndrewG70 0 Share on other sites Forums Home 0 The Yankees’ primary is used all the time. Not only is it on a ton of merchandise, but it’s all around the stadium:It was even on their most recent championship rings.And this is from the post-Series parade.There’s this mistaken perception that the Yanks don’t use their primary logo. They don’t wear it on their uniforms, but they use it a lot. Share on other sites tv15 6,684 posts Share this post 981 Members Sanic 40 677 Germanshepherd Members When the Warriors lost their mascot to the team that used to be from Seattle, this primary logo was rarely used. In fact, I don’t even remember seeing any of it at team stores during that period before their rebrand in 2010. If you’re like me and had absolutely no idea what the heck this was talking about, here’s some literature on the matter:http://peninsulapress.com/2011/01/03/thunder-enlightening-whatever-happened-to-the-golden-state-warriors-mascot/And an excerpt: “The following morning, I flipped open my laptop, determined to find some answers. I quickly learned that the NBA’s Oklahoma City franchise – formerly the Supersonics, who were relocated from Seattle in 2008 – had selected the name Thunder. This forced the Warriors to remove the moniker from their mascot. I gritted my teeth in frustration” … [To be continued…]…. Wow. Powerful stuff. 981 22,644 0 1,138 posts 567 Gothamite 17 This topic is now closed to further replies. 48erhater 40 1,005 Holy crap — look at how many calories contained in the sliders and the fries — especially the cheese fries! No wonder why ballparks are installing wider seats! Holy crap — look at how many calories contained in the sliders and the fries — especially the cheese fries! No wonder why ballparks are installing wider seats!I thought that everyone would start in with the prices, but yep. There’s a very good reason why the city started requiring calorie counts. DC in Da House w/o a Doubt 40 0 Minimal to no use of certain logos 154 tv15 Link to post By Sanic, July 23, 2014 in Sports Logo News 53,285 posts Members Sports Logos Page 1 of 3   Members Share this post 0 Link to post 0 567 0 677 1 Share on other sites Posted July 23, 2014 Members 23 Share on other sites DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Link to post Location:Fort Worth, Texas Germanshepherd Share this post Followers 0 40 1,709 posts 3,326 1 Minimal to no use of certain logos FKA – jmac11281 For Maryland, these gems have begun to be seen less and less…And the mothership appears to be missing what I now consider Maryland’s primary: Share on other sites Share this post Posted July 23, 2014 222 posts 0 Share this post Link to post Gothamite Share on other sites TruColorcenter_img phutmasterflex Followers 0 0 218 767 posts 17 Oklahoma’s s schooner doesn’t get used much and there’s not a lot of merchandise with it. Their ACHA club hockey team only recently added it the the crest of their jersey. Members Share on other sites Gothamite 0 17 this beauty was unfortunately rarely used. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/he0r2sbq6u7gr9i2th9q/Seattle_Seahawks/2002/Alternate_Logo Link to post 567 Sports Logo News Sign in to follow this   Favourite Logos:Maple Leafs (new logo!)Blue JacketsHouston TexansMr. Met All Activity Share this post 1,005 3,326 Members 1,005 981 SportsLogos.Net 0 Share this post 37 this beauty was unfortunately rarely used. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/he0r2sbq6u7gr9i2th9q/Seattle_Seahawks/2002/Alternate_LogoI like that logo, but do you guys think they can be placed anywhere on the uniform? To me, it seems a little too detailed to be placed in a uniform.Fan merch would probably be a given. Another one is the Sens. That sideways-facing senator they introduced in 07′ is nowhere at all. Not even on merchandise from the official shop. Why introduce a logo that you’ll never use at all? I don’t get it.That one was removed from their identity at the end of the 2010-2011 season.Did they ever use it? Members 40 Prev Posted July 23, 2014 Posted July 23, 2014 Link to post 3 Now go win a Cup, dammit. Share on other sites Sanic Posted July 23, 2014 0 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Share on other sites Members five boroughs, one City. Posted July 23, 2014 Link to post Share this post Link to post 3,583 0 Posted July 23, 2014 Share on other sites TruColor 48erhater Posted July 23, 2014 Link to post Share on other sites Link to post 2 Share this post 2 Share this post The NBA examples are a result of the league’s high price tag for switching logos. Recolors of the current logo are presumably not subject to this fee, so teams have just recolored their old primary logo and introduced new alternate logos that are used much more often than the designated primary. 22,644 smzimbabwe Members Banned Location:Burnsville, MN Go To Topic Listing edgy acc, please ignore 0 Share this post 3,583 1,122 posts 633 posts 677 Members Posted July 23, 2014 23 smzimbabwe Share on other sites Billy B 3,583 Posted July 23, 2014 Share on other sites Sports Logos 23 567 mfoster the Baltimore orioles 40 Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites Posted July 24, 2014 218 mfoster Posted July 24, 2014 Sports 1 3,583 53,285 posts Prev Posted July 23, 2014 I’ve seen this some of the time, mostly in basketball, but have you seen how some teams don’t use their considered primary logo at all?The most recent is the Wizards’ rebrand. The monument-ball and the Bullets nod are the only ones being used on the uniforms, the court, and even the random team charts that players take pictures of. The jumping wizard logo? Almost nowhere to be found.Same with the Jazz. The old script is pretty good on the unis, but the newly recolored-to-death mountain logo, I can’t see it anywhere. Other notables are the Raptors and the Nuggets, but they still use the primary on where the secondary and the tertiary logos are supposed to be.Another one is the Sens. That sideways-facing senator they introduced in 07′ is nowhere at all. Not even on merchandise from the official shop. Why introduce a logo that you’ll never use at all? I don’t get it. Still marked as present on the logo pageAt least the Yankees use their primary on merch when it doesn’t relate to the uniforms. JayMac All Activity Share this post 3,326 tv15 6,236 posts 0 djam2410 Sports Members Members Location:West Coast 22,644 65 Share this post 1 3,583 Location:Burnsville, MN DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Banned Holy crap — look at how many calories contained in the sliders and the fries — especially the cheese fries! No wonder why ballparks are installing wider seats!I thought that everyone would start in with the prices, but yep. There’s a very good reason why the city started requiring calorie counts.Prices were the first thing I noticed. $5.00 for a water, and $6.00 for a mild beer flavored water… Posted July 24, 2014 11,788 posts 14,762 posts AndrewG70 103 Location:The DMV Members Favourite Logos:Cal Bears, Cavs phutmasterflex 5,835 posts TruColor Sports Logo News Location:Idaho tv15 Posted July 23, 2014 edgy acc, please ignore Members this beauty was unfortunately rarely used. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/he0r2sbq6u7gr9i2th9q/Seattle_Seahawks/2002/Alternate_Logofirst logo i thought of Dodgers and Yankees primaries Sign in to follow this   1,172 posts 37 Orgo 14,762 posts Link to post 103 1,138 posts Minimal to no use of certain logoslast_img read more

CAA Asaba 2018: Ogba Condoles With Kenya Over Death Of Former World Champion

first_imgThe Local Organizing Committee, LOC for the recently concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championships, has expressed deep shock at the news of the sudden death of Kenyan athlete, Nicholas Kiplagat Bett.Bett passed away on Wednesday morning, a day after returning from Asaba, Delta State where he and his colleagues did Kenya proud to emerge as the overall champions at the continent’s flagship athletics event; a feat the East African country last achieved over three decades ago.In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head Media and Publicity for Asaba 2018, the LOC Chairman, Solomon Ogba said the sudden demise of Bett was a big blow not just to Kenya but to the rest of Africa.“We were deeply touched when we heard the news of Bett’s death on Wednesday,” Ogba began.“Coming at a time when the athletics family in Kenya are still celebrating their heroic performance in Asaba, it is painful that the former world champion is no longer around to savour this magic moment with the rest of his colleagues.” The LOC boss added.While Ogba is condoling with the athletics family in Africa, he advised that the legacies of Bett must be sustained and the former world champion must be immortalized.“He was a great son of Kenya and Africa so I expect that his legacies must be well protected, I pray for his family and his loved ones to have the strength to bear this irreparable loss” Ogba concluded.According to Nandi police commander Patrick Wambani, Bett died on the spot after the car he was driving veered off the road and landed in a ditch near Lessos along Eldoret-Kapsabet road on Wednesday morning.The 28-year-old former world champion was the first Kenyan ever to win a Worlds gold in hurdles after his magnificent run in Beijing 2015 Championships.RelatedAfrican Senior Athletics Championships: Athletes Depart Asaba After Big ShowAugust 6, 2018In “Athletics”CAA ASABA 2018: Kalkaba Commends LOC As CAA Director Thanks AlliAugust 9, 2018In “Athletics”International Athletes Left Stranded Ahead Of CAA 2018 (Photos)July 31, 2018In “Africa”last_img read more

The Simply Elite is performing The Nutcracker this weekend

first_imgSumner Newscow report — This weekend the Little Theater at the Wellington Middle School will be transformed into a magical place as The Simply Elite School of Dance & Gymnastics performs Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Simply Elite will showcase 65 student cast members, nine guest cast members and four instructor cast members. Paquita Dance Center’s student, Allison Schwab, will be dancing the role of Sugar Plum Fairy and Vance Doeden will dance as the Cavalier.Performances are Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m.  Admission is $5 at the door. Children 3 and under are free).“Our studio is also fortunate to have a very talented young man, Taylor Robbins, dancing as the Nutcracker Prince,” said Elizabeth Shimer, owner of Simply Elite.Joining the young men in the Nutcracker performance this weekend will be our soloist ladies: Raegan Raschke (on pointe) as a Magical Doll and Dew Drop Fairy, Gabrielle Cramer and Zoe Dawdy as Magical Twin Dolls, London Pourner as Harlequin Doll, Kayla Billington as Mouse Queen, Zellissa Johnson (on pointe) as Snow Queen, and Callie Burden as Clara.“All of our soloists have danced for many years with our studio,” Shimer said. There is an amazing group of guest cast members whom this production would not be possible without: Levi Burden as Dr. Stahlbaum, Tyler Dawdy as a Party Boy; Quinn McCue, Chris Dawdy, Jake Ewing and Justin Craig as Party Parents; Thomas Hollman will play the role of Arabian Prince; Paquita Dance Center’s Vance Doeden will dance as the Cavalier; and Allison Schwab from Paquita Dance Center (on pointe) will perform as Sugar Plum Fairy.“Our ballet instructors are sometimes called to go above and beyond the call of duty,” Shimer said.Along with choreographing many of the dances, Alyssa Butler will play the role of Maid, Desi Schwartz the role of Frau Stahlbaum; Jennifer Berryman will dance as Mother Ginger; and Jenny Hollman plays the role of Herr Drosselmeyer with her sidekick bunny, Zoey Schwartz.“Our cast of performers from the littlest cookies to the graduating seniors all work together to create our production and make it an incredible event you won’t want to miss,” Shimer said.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more