SMC Interim President addresses issues of diversity, inclusion

first_imgOn Tuesday night, Saint Mary’s Student Diversity Board hosted a discussion and Q&A during which students were invited to ask Interim Saint Mary’s President Nancy Nekvasil questions on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion on campus. Chair of the Board of Trustees Mary Burke, vice president of student affairs Karen Johnson, director of multicultural services Gloria Jenkins and vice president for mission Judy Fean also attended the event. Junior Jazmin Herrera, vice president of Student Diversity Board (SDB), said the Q&A was held in order to address concerns regarding the resignation of Jan Cervelli and the continuation of the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts.“We are all supporters of creating an inclusive community here at Saint Mary’s,” she said. “SDB along with other students are concerned as to where the College is now heading, with the goal of achieving a welcoming environment for all students. We ask this because [former] President [Jan] Cervelli was not only committed to achieving this goal but was also open to working with SDB to make this happen.”Nekvasil said that, going forward, the College will continue to focus on diversity, inclusion and equity. “I think that [diversity and inclusion] start with at least discussing things openly,” she said. “I will tell you that faculty, at least for several years even before President Cervelli came, were required to go to community events that dealt with diversity, inclusion and equity. We now have an interim director of diversity and inclusion, Leslie Wang, whose job this year is to help us define what this looks like so that we can actually begin to make a few more strides.”The College will continue to develop as a community that fosters diversity and inclusion as well as a community that focuses on retention as much as recruitment, Nekvasil said. “We can’t just do the recruiting part, both for students, faculty and staff, we have to form a community that welcomes people and that accepts people for who they are, where they are,” she said. “Unfortunately, you can’t change human behavior, but what we can do is try and get more and more people who believe in treating other people with respect and dignity.”Regarding diversity and inclusion, vice president of student affairs Karen Johnson said the administration has created the position of director of First Year experience and retention. The director, Shay Jolly, will report to both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs and track student experience from their first consideration of the College to the first semester of their sophomore year. Johnson said the Office of Student Affairs investigates every complaint of bias and harassment brought to it, although there are many cases not reported to Johnson and her team. “Every complaint that comes through our office is investigated and handled through our code of student conduct process, which is a confidential process,” she said. “The big problem for me, though, is that very few complaints make it to my office. Students tell faculty, staff or each other about something that’s happened on campus and they never go online and file out a bias report. We can’t investigate things we don’t know about.”As the campus grows more diverse, the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion become more complex. Gender identity and transgender identities are at the forefront of this conversation, and Johnson said the College has a practice set in place for accepting transgender students. “Saint Mary’s doesn’t have a policy we have a practice,” she said. “To admit students, they must legally be women, either born as a woman or transgendered into a woman legally, but we do graduate students. So, if a student is here, comes in as a woman, starts the transition process, lives as a man, starts becoming a man, they are going to be able to finish their classes and graduate from here. The only time we would say no to a student is if they identified, legally, as a male.”Nekvasil said, especially with issues of diversity and inclusion, she will try to make things as transparent as possible for students, faculty and staff. “The vice president and I have met three or four times since this has happened, so we are really serious about making some headway, making things work, making decisions and moving ahead,” she said. “We hope that very soon there will be real action that you will see. I also want to be really transparent, so I want to meet with groups periodically, so that you know what we’re doing.”At the Q&A, several students brought issues of socioeconomic and racial disparity at the College to Nekvasil’s attention, including the disparity present in the room, as the number of those in attendance at the SDB diversity and inclusion Q&A were significantly less than those at the student assembly beforehand. Nekvasil said she will always give the same message no matter the crowd. “The message that I would give to you, I would give to that full crowd that was here before, and that’s not going to change,” she said. ”It’s not going to be a different message.”Tags: Diversity, inclusion, Nancy Nekvasil, saint mary’slast_img read more

In a remote area of Papua, a box of instant noodles costs 2 grams of gold

first_imgIn a remote area of Papua’s Pegunungan Bintang regency, purchasing staple commodities will put a far bigger dent in your wallet than in most other areas of Indonesia.For a sack of rice, typically weighing 10 kilograms, people in the traditional gold mining area of Korowai have to spend at least Rp 2 million (US$138.5), similar to the cost of a low-end smartphone.For comparison, in Jakarta, 1 kilogram of rice costs Rp 10,000 to Rp 11,000, meaning 10 kg of rice costs people in the capital around Rp 110,000. One can of fish typically costs Rp 150,000, while a cell phone could cost 10 to 25 grams of gold, Hengki said.Compared to other areas in the regency, Korowai is quite isolated and underdeveloped, though it is surrounded by five regencies: Pegunungan Bintang, Yahukimo, Asmat, Boven Digoel and Mappi.Reaching Korowai is difficult. People must take a helicopter from Bovel Digoel regency, and then continue by longboat, traveling along the Boven Digoel river for one day. After this, they must travel by foot for two days before finally arriving at the Korowai mining area.Ben Yarik, a Korowai resident, said the area was populated by members of the Korowai tribe – one of the indigenous ethnic groups in the country’s easternmost region.“For years, the government has not built anything in Korowai,” Ben said, “It is God who has given us gold, so we can mine it to help us [live].”Ben added that traditional mining was the main source of livelihood for the people of Korowai. He said he hoped the government would not shut down the mines as they provided a source of economic stability for the people.“It’s sad. So many people are left behind, even though there is still plenty of gold,” he said as quoted by kompas.com. (asp)Topics : The massive price discrepancies are not limited to rice. A box of instant noodles costs Rp 1 million in Korowai. Sometimes, people even pay with two grams of gold.“A pack of instant noodles costs Rp 25,000,” said Hengki Yaluwo, an administrator of a cooperative in Korowai’s Mining Area 33 on Wednesday.“Ten kilograms of rice costs four grams of gold. If you pay with cash, you need Rp 2 million,” he said.Read also: ‘Stop denying and listen to us’: Papuans hopeful for talk, action to end everyday racismlast_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette responds to rumours he could join Atletico Madrid in Thomas Partey swap deal

first_img Comment Alexandre Lacazette responds to rumours he could join Atletico Madrid in Thomas Partey swap deal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Sep 2020 10:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Advertisement Fulham v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 19:31FullscreenFulham v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/fulham-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2247382/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Atleti have long been admirers of Lacazette and reports in Spain suggested Arsenal tried to use this to their advantage to convince them to part with Partey in a potential part-exchange agreement.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Lacazette, confident he remains a key part of Arteta’s plans, appears to have ruled out a move away from the Emirates before next month’s deadline.‘If this is true, no, it does not please me,’ Lacazette told L’Equipe when asked about rumours of a swap deal involving him and Partey.‘But what matters is the choice of the coach [Mikel Arteta] and his confidence.‘He’s the one who makes the team, not the managers upstairs in the offices, and I know I have his confidence.‘I’m at Arsenal, I signed a five-year contract to progress and win titles. I have two years left. I am determined to stay.’center_img Atleti midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)At his press conference on Friday, Arteta played down rumours of a possible move for Lacazette and insisted the forward was still ‘really happy’ to be at Arsenal.‘He is really happy here, he wants to keep improving and contributing to the team,’ the Arsenal head coach said.‘I know how good he is, the impact he is having. ‘He knows about the competition he has with the front players, and again he needs to demand of himself to be the best striker at this football club, the same as the rest.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He was very happy to hear that and the way he has been training and conducting himself has been excellent. ‘Yes, I think he is very happy here. That is my feeling and what I got from that message.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Fulham vs Arsenal & Liverpool vs LeedsMORE: Emiliano Martinez to be left out of Arsenal squad as Brighton better Aston Villa’s bid for goalkeeper Alexandre Lacazette’s future has been the subject of intense speculation this summer (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette has played down speculation that he could be used in a swap deal for Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey this summer and insists he’s determined to see out the final two years of his contract at Arsenal.The 29-year-old attacker scored just 12 goals in all competitions for the Gunners last season and Mikel Arteta is open to offloading him to raise funds for further signings.Adding quality to Arsenal’s midfield options remains Arteta’s priority, with Atletico’s Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar both discussed, but the north London club have been frustrated with their attempts to strengthen in this area. Advertisementlast_img read more

On The Beat: men’s basketball preseason

first_imgThe Daily Orange men’s basketball beat writers Brett LoGiurato, Tony Olivero and Andrew L. John kick off the season with this preseason edition of On The Beat. Includes major players this year and what to expect from the team overall. Check back at dailyorange.com or blogs.dailyorange.com/sports for more on the team as they continue on this season. Comments Published on November 12, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Belgium in awe as Hazard turns on Euro 2016 style

first_imgToulouse, FRANCE | AFP | Eden Hazard could eclipse his “difficult” season with Chelsea by taking Euro 2016 by storm, according to Axel Witsel.Hazard struggled to make his mark for Belgium as they finished runner-up place in Group E behind Italy.But in a man-of-the-match performance against Hungary in Toulouse on Sunday, Hazard, captain for the night, turned on the style to score his maiden goal as his country secured a last eight fight against Wales in Lille. It will be the Red Devils’ first European Championship quarter-finals since they lost the 1980 final.Although Hazard warned Wales will be a “complicated” side to play, Belgium are now waiting for a repeat performance against Gareth Bale’s side on Friday.“If we want to go all the way, we need Eden to be playing like he did tonight,” said Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Witsel.“He’s getting better match by match, and it’s good for us. He has all the qualities needed to win the (FIFA) Ballon d’Or (award) or to become the world’s best player.“For me, he’s already among the world’s best. After his difficult season at Chelsea. He’s playing a lot more freer, scoring goals and giving assists.”Chelsea teammate and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had little to do in a one-sided performance that saw Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld head a 10th minute lead before Belgium added three more goals in the second half.Their driving force, he said, was Hazard.“Hazard was fantastic,” said Courtois. “When he wants to, he’s one of the best players in the world.”Hazard was handed the captain’s armband by coach Marc Wilmots, and the 25-year-old responded by producing what he said was his best performance in a Belgian shirt.Wilmots said he told Hazard to do the talking with his boots.“Everyone knows he talks a lot, but a captain can’t just talk about scoring,” said the Belgium coach. “I told him I wanted him to score a goal, that he didn’t shoot enough. And tonight, his feet did the talking.“But I’m not surprised. I know what he’s capable of.”center_img After Belgium spurned a host of chances in the opening half, they responded to a brief Hungary fightback after the interval in style.Michy Batshuayi, with his first touch as a substitute, Hazard and Yannick Carrasco scored in the last 12 minutes to wrap up the win in the tournament’s final match in Toulouse.Hazard did all the creative work for Batshuayi’s 78th minute goal on what was his first touch after coming on as a late substitute.“Eden did a magnificent job,” said the midfielder.“On the goal that he set up for me, but also defensively and offensively, he was superb.“He dribbled past two players to give me the ball. I was unmarked and all I had to do was stick it in the net.“I’ve got only one thing to say to him: thanks captain.”Hazard, meanwhile, was quick to salute Belgium’s “collective” display.“Doing better than tonight would be difficult, I think. Everything was almost perfect. We scored goals, we created a lot of chances, we helped Thibaut (Courtois) keep a clean sheet,” he said.“All in all it was a great night, but we made it easy for ourselves.”“In the second half we killed off the match. To do better (against Wales) will be hard. But we’ll try.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 3last_img read more

Legislative Day for Washington Realtors

first_imgSubmitted by Dan Martinez, Broker/Realtor, Keller Williams Realty South SoundThurston County REALTORS® and Affiliates preparing to see local representatives at the Capitol.On January 22, I had the privilege of representing  Washington Realtors® at Hill Day.  Hill Day is an opportunity to learn Washington Legislature priorities, meet with our representatives, and provide feedback regarding our recommendations and concerns in support of a healthy economy and access to home ownership.Washington REALTORS® are the only organized group who represent homeowners’ issues in the state legislature.  16,500 members across 28 associations strive continuously to keep home ownership affordable and accessible.  In 2013, Washington REALTORS® fought to prevent increased taxation on the B&O tax allowing small businesses to keep millions of dollars for investment and services.  Washington REALTORS® strive to be non-partisan focusing on the issues affecting small business, homeownership, and community lifestyle.  Here are a few other causes REALTORS® support.Supported 50% approval for education levies.Elected property rights friendly officials.Supported the national Income Tax Forgiveness Act, preventing taxation  on debt relief for homeowners.Established high ethical standards for REALTORS® ensuring your interest is always our priority.Ride for the Brand“Ride for the Brand” was the opening theme for the Washington Association of Realtors for 2015.  Referring to the 7th Code of the West in Cowboy Ethics, Washington REALTORS® were encouraged to continue making a positive difference for the REALTOR® brand.  400 Washington Realtors and affiliates from around Washington State gathered January 22 to learn about the current state of local government and meet with their representatives to educate them on the potential impacts of their decisions regarding home ownership and the economy.Jim McIntireTax Base OutdatedWashington State Treasurer, Jim McIntire, was the first guest speaker to address the Washington REALTORS®.  McIntire outlined the basic functions of the State Treasury which includes  the management of $400 Billion in transactions and issuance of $20billion in debt-to-finance challenging projects.  The treasury also invests $4-$5B at any given time.  Active management of the state funds has saved $1B in interest payments and keeps the cost per transaction well below the industry standard.Washington enjoys an overall growing economy, however the tax base has not been growing at the same rate shrinking from 7% to 4.5%.  McIntire proceeded to explain that the currenttax base was established with a focus on “retail sales” while our economy has shifted to “service” based.  Low income residents and business have become “overtaxed”.The challenge is creating a tax base which more proportionately grows with the economy.First, Do no HarmWashington REALTORS® support tax structure changes which are broad based and not targeted at specific groups.   Tax solutions must Do No Harm to Real Estate Transactions and Small Business.  Washington’s real estate industry is stable, but still fragile – especially outside of King County.  Rates of homeownership are at historically low levels and many homeowners have yet to recover home equity lost in the recession.Education, Transportation and Infrastructure Funding Changes NeededKim Wyman, Secretary of StateWashington REALTORS® recognizes that changes are required in the state taxing structure and supports revenue neutral reforms in the structure of state and local property tax levies to comply with the McCleary decision and achieve a more balanced and predictable method of funding basic education for all school districts.Additionally, REALTORS® support a statewide transportation funding package that includes gas tax revenues dedicated to priority transportation projects as well as reforms to improve the use of transportation funds.  Projects must promote economic growth and public health.Don’t Expect a Kiss on the First DateKim Wyman, Secretary of State, encouraged REALTORS® and affiliates to make civic engagement a priority.  To be most effective, REALTORS® should meet with legislators outside of the legislative sessions and tell personal stories about how proposed bills will impact our business, our customers and our communities.  There are 800 registered lobbyists in Washington State and getting their attention is challenging during short in-session meetings.Wyman also informed REALTORS® of the value and financing struggles for the state library, and the Microsoft Virtual IT Academy which offers over 400 free on-line classes.Thanks for ListeningSteve Francks, CEO of Washington REALTORS®The Thurston County REALTORS® appreciate the time to speak with 22nd District Representative Sam Hunt and 22nd District Senator Karen Fraser.  The precious minutes of face time are critical for REALTORS® expressed their concerns for taxation of services and capital gains tax on property while continuing to support changes to Education, Transportation, and Infrastructure.Washington Realtors Accept Superbowl ChallengeBesides taking on local issues, the Washington REALTORS® also took on a challenge from the Massachusetts REALTORS® for Super Bowl bragging rights, but with one small caveat……they use our ball pump!  Steve Francks, CEO of Washington REALTORS® led the  charge as hundreds of REALTORS® cheered “SEEEEEEEEEA”……..”HAAAAAAAAAWKS!”Thank a RealtorBesides their commitment to assisting you purchase and sell homes, your REALTOR® is fighting for your ability to own a home comfortably and securely.  Remember to thank a REALTOR® for all they do for you.Thanks to all of the affiliates who took time out of their busy schedules to support REALTORS® during Hill Day.  AXIA Home Loans, Prime Lending Group, Cameo Home Inspections,  Carr Insurance Agency, Hydro-Physics, Done Right Home Repair, Thurston County Title Facebook23Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Ind vs SA 3rd Test Day 1 Review: South Africa’s early flame flickers as…

first_imgImage Courtesy: DNA IndiaAdvertisement m0imNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3dx3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1lgs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 85Would you ever consider trying this?😱pmlz8Can your students do this? 🌚97gtRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Proteas had India by the scruff of the neck after reducing them to 39-3 in the first session. It all went downhill for the visitors after that as Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struck an unbeaten stand of 185.Advertisement Image Courtesy: DNA IndiaThe third test began on an eventful note as skipper Faf Du Plessis sent Temba Bavuma as a proxy skipper to get the Proteas out of the toss curse. While the tactic failed, it was a blessing in disguise as the bowling attack managed to be right on cue in the initial stages of the first session.Kagiso Rabada’s fiery first spell claimed the wickets of the in-form Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara. While Anrich Nortje’s debut was marked after Virat Kohli became the pacer’s first victim in test cricket.Advertisement Reeling at 39-3, the Mumbai lads rescued India with a solid stand. The Hitman saw off the first session and proceeded to accelerate as the day progressed. He also shattered the record for the maximum sixes scored in a single test series en route his third century of the series.Only 58 overs could be played before bad light and rain intervened to force an early stop in proceedings in Ranchi.Advertisement Read Also:Virat Kohli to skip Bangladesh T20s in order to take a break from cricketThe Hitman shatters records after slamming ton against South Africa in third test   Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea v Burnley line-ups: One Blues change, Fabregas on bench, same again for Clarets

first_imgWillian returns to the starting line-up in the only change made by Chelsea for their home clash with Burnley.The Brazilian missed the win at Watford last weekend and the EFL Cup victory over Bristol Rovers with a calf injury, but returned to training on Thursday.He replaces Pedro, who drops to the bench. Cesc Fabregas is also a substitute, for the third Premier League game running.It means Chelsea revert to the same line-up that beat West Ham in the opening match.Burnley are unchanged following their 2-0 win over Liverpool last weekend.Former Brentford striker Andre Gray starts, while another ex-Bee James Tarkowski is among the substitutes.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Kante; Willian, Matic, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Aina, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Pedro, Batshuayi. Burnley: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Arfield, Marney, Defour, Boyd; Gray, Vokes.Subs: Robinson, O’Neill, Darikwa, Tarkowski, Gudmundsson, Jutkiewicz, Kightly.See also:Chelsea can get first clean sheet – and can Costa make it three out of three?Chelsea v Burnley: five key battlesPreview: Can Chelsea make it three out of three against Burnley?Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

J.B. Wendelken has morphed into A’s “fireman” now healthy from Tommy John

first_imgBALTIMORE — A fireman puts himself at risk in dangerous situations in with the goal of keeping everyone involved safe. A’s pitcher J.B. Wendelken is not going through burning buildings, but in a baseball way, he’s quickly emerging as the team’s fireman.Wendelken has consistently found himself entering games in tough spots early in the 2019 season. The most recent situation came Sunday in Houston when he came on in relief of Mike Fiers with the bases loaded and two outs in the second inning. …last_img

War against HIV/Aids ‘far from won’

first_img30 November 2011South Africa recorded an increase of 0.8% in the HIV prevalence of antenatal women between 2009 and 2010 – a clear indication, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, that the country’s war against HIV/Aids has yet to be won.The 2010 National Antenatal Sentinel HIV & Syphilis Prevalence Survey, conducted annually by the department for the past 21 years, was released by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Tuesday, ahead of World Aids Day on 1 December.The report showed that HIV prevalence among women who received antenatal treatment at the country’s clinics was 30.2% in 2010, compared with 29.4% in 2009.The study was conducted among a sample of 32 225 first-time antenatal care attendees last year, with 32 861 having participated in 2009.‘The war still has to be won’Speaking at the release of the survey, Motsoaledi said the figures showed that South Africa was “just holding back the tsunami” in the battle against HIV/Aids.“At the moment we are stable, but we think the war still has to be won … We need to fight the war.”The WHO/UNAids estimates the number of people living with HIV in South Africa for 2010 at 5.575-million. Of these, an estimated 518 000 are children under 15 years, while 2.95-million are adult females over the age of 15.Highest in KwaZulu-NatalThe highest provincial HIV prevalence was recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, which increased from 38.7% in 2008 to 39.5% in 2009 and stabilised at 39.5% in 2010.Other provinces with higher HIV prevalence estimates compared to 2009 were the Eastern Cape (29.9%), Gauteng (30.4%), Limpopo (21.9%), Mpumalanga (35.1%), Northern Cape (18.4%) and the Western Cape (18.5%).The North West and the Free State had lower HIV prevalence estimates, at 29.6% and 30.6% respectively.Lower in the 15-24 age groupThe study reflected that the peak in HIV prevalence (from 2007 to 2010) was now occurring in the 30-34 years age category.“The HIV prevalence in this group increased from 41.5% in 2009 to 42.6% in 2010,” the survey found.The encouraging finding was the decline in the prevalence rate in the 15-24 years age group, which dropped from 23.1% in 2001 to 21.8% in 2010.“Prevalence in the young group (15-24) is declining, and we suspect that our prevention methods in messages are reaching where they need to reach,” Motsoaledi said.Teenage pregnancy concernOf concern, however, was the teenage pregnancy rate revealed by a Department of Education sanctioned study spanning 2000 to 2008.It showed that teenage pregnancy was more prevalent in KwaZulu-Natal, with 15 027 cases, the Eastern Cape (11 852) and Limpopo (12 848).The Health Department’s survey showed that of 121 10-14 year olds that participated in the 2010 antenatal HIV survey, 11 (9.4%) were HIV-positive, which is an increase from the 7.3% recorded in 2008.“In all our prevention programmes, we need to include young children and work together with the Department of Social Development and Basic Education,” said Motsoaledi.He said the hostility shown to the department regarding the testing of children in schools was misplaced, adding that there was an urgent need to finalise the school health programme.“When the health workers visit the schools, they will also do sexual reproductive health so as not to confuse people.”‘Faithfulness is the main message’On the interventions to address the high prevalence in the older age group, Motsoaledi said they would revisit the “ABC” message “Abstain, Be faithful, Condomise” and check which part was working.“Faithfulness is the main message. It’s a difficult issue but not impossible … We need to target men and concentrate on those responsible for spreading the disease,” Motsoaledi said.“The issue has been discussed with men’s groups. We need to ask nurses to sit down with married couples, including in churches, to speak about the issue of faithfulness. Through medical male circumcision, men are also being counselled on men’s responsibilities.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more