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Sex Education is doing what teens feel their educators never did

Sex Education is doing what teens feel their educators never did
Sep 29 2021 Share

It’s no wonder that Netflix show ‘Sex Education’ blew up in terms of popularity. But its main appeal right now is how perfectly it weaves learning about relationships, sexuality and coming of age better than what many are saying their parents or educators ever did. Taking place in a fictitious town, the characters of the series tackle everything from coming out, dating away from heteronormativity and how to properly engage in sexual activity safely and consciously. 

Social media, most prominently Twitter and Instagram, are blowing up with youth, and even some adults, praising the show for moving society forward. Outdated views about sex are being challenged with a newer intensity and as many struggle to figure out where they fit in the world, the show has provided a glimpse into how a sexual life can be healthy and fun. And although it should not become the primary substitute for proper education, many are calling for adults to take a page out of the series’ book and amend their approach. 

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Kids might not get their Pfizer jab until November

Kids might not get their Pfizer jab until November
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With the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer submitting research to the US Food and Drug Administration on the effectiveness of its COVID jab, it has been suggested that the shots for children may not be available until November. The company stated on Tuesday that health regulators had been provided with data from a. Recent study of its vaccine in children between 5 to 11 years of age. Officials previously stated that they would file an application with the FDA to authorise use in coming weeks. 

Evidence will be reviewed and consulted with advisory committees once the company files its application. This will determine if the shots are safe and effective for recommended use. Depending on how quickly the FDA acts, jabs might be available earlier in November. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech say that they expect to request emergency use authorisation of their vaccine in the age group in the coming weeks. The companies also plan to submit data to the European Medicines Agency and other regulators. 

Two-shots of the Pfizer vaccine is currently available for those 12 and older. Around 100 million people in the US have been fully vaccinated with it, according to the CDC. Pfizer tested a lower dose of the shots in children, with the drug maker saying last week that the vaccine developed corona-virus fighting antibody levels in kids which were just as strong as those found in teenagers. Moderna is also currently studying its shots in elementary school aged children.  

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FC Sheriff shock Real Madrid with last minute winner

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Last night, Moldovan team FC Sheriff shocked Spanish giants Real Madrid and narrowly beat  them 2-1 scoring the winner in the 89th minute. This came as a shock to every football fan and even more so considering the game was being held at Real Madrid’s home, Santiago Bernabéu.

 

 

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The score line did not represent the match stats, as according to the stats Real Madrid should have easily won. Los Blancos had 31 shots to Sheriff’s 4, 76% possession of the match and passed the ball 705 times in comparison to Sheriff’s 237 passes. They were still the losing team come the end of the match.

The first half started the way Real Madrid wanted it, attacking the Sheriff goal and coming close to finding the back of the net. In the 25th minute Sheriff scored their first chance of the game, from a well worked header by Uzbekistan striker Jasurbek Yakhshiboev. The first half continued the way how it started with Real Madrid looking for a goal but this time Sheriff looked more confident attacking.

The second half was very similar to the first, as both teams were looking for a goal or more. Real Madrid started the half in good fashion, which resulted in a penalty in the 65th minute which was coolly slotted home by Karim Benzema. Now that the game was again back in a stalemate, it was a race against time for the two teams to find a winner. Surprisingly the Moldovan side won the race late on in the 89th minute. The superb goal by Sébastien Thill was what broke Los Blancos hearts.

 

 

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Sheriff’s next game will be a trip to San Siro to play against Italian champions Inter, whilst Real Madrid will have a tough task in Ukraine against Shaktar Donetsk ahead of them.

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Terry Muscat’s alleged assailant forgiven ‘wholeheartedly’

Terry Muscat’s alleged assailant forgiven ‘wholeheartedly’
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Terry Muscat, local social media personality, has ‘wholeheartedly’ forgiven Gareth Chlach, who punched her in the face and seriously injured her. Muscat said that she simply wanted to help him lead a better life. Muscat took the witness stand against Chlach, 22, who was remanded in custody a fortnight ago after pleading not guilty to violently accusing the former. 

The youth allegedly screamed and head butted a courtroom door at the prospect of going to jail. The man was returned to court two weeks later, with Muscat testifying about their former relationship and the events leading up to the episode. Muscat alleged that she knew the accused and family background for a long time, welcoming him into her home to overcome his drug habit. 

Muscat said that the two were not lovers but good friends, with the former allegedly also buying him a mobile phone as a gift. The accused sold it however. The relationship turned sour over the past few months, with Muscat dialling the police the morning of the incident and pleading with her companion to move out. 

Chlach moved out but returned later that evening, with Muscat deciding to help him as he had a ‘different air’ about him. The accused destroyed Muscat’s phone and landed a punch into her face as she tried to pick up her damaged tech. 

Wrapping up her testimony, Muscat said that she knew the accused knew he had wronged her, and wished to forgive him wholeheartedly. Following the testimony, a fresh request for bail was not objected to by the prosecution, even considering that the accused had turned himself in at the police station. 

The case continues in November, but a protection order has been issued, warning Chlach not to approach the victim in any way. The court, presided over by Magistrate Ian Farrugia, upheld the request against a deposit of €500, a personal guarantee of €1,500, an order to sign a bail book three times a week and to abide by a curfew between 9pm and 6.30 am. 

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