NZ Herald 10 August 2016Family First Comment: When a society removes its moral boundaries and promotes sexual promiscuity and pornography and ‘do what feels good’, then we should not be surprised by this trend – sadly. The moral boundaries were there for a good reason. More than one in 10 high school students say they have been the victim of unwanted sexual activity by their boyfriend or girlfriend.A nationwide survey has found that 15 per cent of secondary students report they were subject to an unwanted sexual experience, with more than half saying it happened when they were aged 14 or under.The findings come from the just published University of Auckland report into Sexual and reproductive health and sexual violence among New Zealand secondary school students.Girls were more than twice as likely to report unwanted sexual contact as boys.In most instances the person forcing the child into the situation was a boyfriend, girlfriend or friend.“This level of unwanted sexual contact is unacceptably high,” said the university’s Adolescent Health Research Group lead researcher Dr Terryann Clark.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11690805
By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (March 6) – It’s drawing ever closer as Dodge City Raceway Park is set to fire to life just 30 days from now with an open practice session on Saturday, April 5.The open practice will be from 5-8 p.m. with pit passes $10 and admission to the grandstands free. The session precedes an exciting season of racing action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval that ranks among the premier dirt tracks in the nation.Racing action officially gets under way on Saturday, April 12, with a full slate of championship series action featuring the track’s regular classes of IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets. The season continues with 15 nights of competition before culminating with the second annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial featuring the URSS Sprint Cars along with the track’s championship series finale on Saturday, Sept. 27.Along the way will be the always highly-anticipated World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boothill Showdown” on July 4-5 along with a variety of special events for Sprint Cars, Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds and Stock Cars along the way.The complete Dodge City Raceway Park schedule is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/. The track is currently taking registrations for its championship chase divisions. Drivers planning on competing in any of the track’s regular divisions imay register in advance by filling out the form at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/DCRP-2014-Registration.pdf. Filling out these registrations in advance will speed up the sign-in process on opening night. Registration is mandatory to ensure the proper information for payout. It also reserves a driver’s car number for the year and includes eligibility for the DCRP season points championship.Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, Kan., on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620 225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.
Mark Davis, a chemical engineering professor and nanomedicine researcher at the California Institute of Technology, will be joining the USC faculty in the fall, according to USC News.Davis will serve as provost professor in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering, and will also have joint appointments in the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Department of Chemistry. Davis will also be a strategic advisor to the deans of both Viterbi and Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and will continue his research on nanomedicine, specifically on nanoparticles that would be able to deliver medicine to the brain. “Mark Davis is a stellar addition to our faculty,” Provost Michael Quick said to USC News. “His multidisciplinary scholarship and research is an asset to the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, where we are building bridges across our campus to transform medicine and science.”Davis previously conducted his research at CalTech and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He has been recognized by the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. He is also the author of more than 425 scientific publications, and two textbooks and holds 75 U.S. patents. Davis specializes in materials synthesis, such as zeolites that can be used for molecular recognition, and polymers that can be used for therapeutic delivery. At USC, he will continue his nanomedicine research on treatment for cancer.