first_img15 March 2005A national campaign has been launched to raise awareness among South Africans, particularly young people, about the dangers of drug abuse.The campaign, dubbed “Ke Moja”, meaning “No Thanks”, is jointly sponsored by the Department of Social Development and the United Nations Office for Drug Control (UNODC).Speaking at the launch in Johannesburg on Friday, Social Development Director-General Vusi Madonsela said the campaign would also promote healthy behaviour among South African teenagers.The department and the UNODC commissioned the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) to assess drug abuse related perceptions and behaviour among teenagers in disadvantaged areas in Gauteng.Madonsela said the HSRC would be making recommendations about the suitability of campaign material targeting that age group.Gauteng Social Development MEC Bob Mabaso said the campaign sought to shield young people from the pressures that led them into substance abuse.UNODC representative Jonathan Lucas said that international strategies to reduce the supply of illicit drugs, mainly through law enforcement measures, had to be complemented by efforts to curb demand for drugs.“Unless we are successful in addressing drug abuse in our communities, on our streets and in our schools, we will not make sustainable progress”, Lucas said.“For this to happen we need to mobilise civil society as a whole, starting with the schools, parents and teachers.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgCloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Here’s the most compelling. Stacked on top of each other the drives would rise higher than the tallest buildings in the world: How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Data Centers Related Posts Or by the number of drives it equals: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Backblaze is s service that backs up pictures, documents and other media. Services such as these store amounts of data that can at times seem abstract.In a blog post, the Backblaze team showed what 10 petabytes actually looks like. One one level, 10 petabytes is double the entire Internet archive. Here are some other views on how this could be illustrated.You can think of it in terms of pods: Kind of shows why all those data centers are getting built. Doesn’t it? alex williamslast_img read more

first_imgPSG to compete with Juventus for Man Utd outcast Paul Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are expected to compete for Manchester United outcast Paul Pogba in January.The Daily Star says United’s £89million Frenchman has become such a divisive figure in the dressing room that club chiefs are ready to flog him less than three years after making him the most expensive player in the world.Jose Mourinho has run out of patience with the midfielder, 25, and it is understood United are planning to cash in on him next month regardless of whether Mourinho continues as boss.The feeling is it is best to part ways now – to help Mourinho turn the season around and ensure any prospective new boss does not inherit the problem.Juventus are in contact, though Paris St-Germain are also sure to join the bidding. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMan City plan Sterling extension to warn off Real Madridby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaheem Sterling is eyeing a move to Real Madrid in the summer, per journalist Alex Kay-Jelski.The reporter, who has very good sources at City and with Sterling’s camp, believes that Real are serious about signing the English winger.Sterling is only 24 and has emerged as one of the best and most consistent players in the Premier League.He has come on leaps and bounds since manager Pep Guardiola took over at the club, helping them to two Premier League titles in a row.While Real are serious in their interest and Sterling would fancy the move, the source also claims that City will offer him a bumper new deal to convince him that his future lies in Manchester.City would loathe to lose Sterling, given he is one of their most prolific attacking players. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgCity Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts is proud to present a special event featuring Photography, Food and Three Chefs on October 20.The event will give you the chance to bid on “anonymous” photography – you won’t know until after you have made the purchase whether the artwork is the work of a City Heart student or a renowned photographer. Among those who have donated photos are Jeff Bridges, Max Adler and Jane Seymour.There will also be exquisite hors d’ouevres and desserts by three local chefs – Larry Cohn of The Canyon Bistro, Jeff Kramer of Topanga Catering Company, and Sam Elias of Sam’s by the Beach.City Hearts has offered free visual and performing arts classes to children in Los Angeles for 27 years and counting.City Hearts was founded on the belief that the Arts are the most powerful tools to communicate with and rehabilitate troubled youth at risk from poverty, gangs and drugs. City Hearts has come to be an integral part of the preventive and rehabilitative effort across Los Angeles County and beyond, and serves as a model for youth diversion programs across the country.The event takes place at the Old Stagecoach Ranch, an historic Topanga property in California. More info can be found here.last_img read more

When Hakeem Olajuwon speaks, people listen. And what he had to say about the Denver Nuggets’ JaVale McGee was significant.“No question, I see him as another star,” Olajuwon said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports in Houston. “That guy should dominate the league.”McGee has been working out with “The Dream,” and the Hall of Famer center known for his dazzling array of inside moves sees a lot in the athletic but unpolished Nugget.“He has tremendous talent,” Olajuwon said. “I give him all these moves and he can finish and he’s already skilled. So now just show him how to use that skill to (get) to the next level.”Then he added: “McGee is incredible because he’s not just a seven-footer, he’s skilled. He’s very agile.”And Olajuwon said McGee’s range and mobility give him a skill set to blossom into a special player.“Most of my moves are designed from a shot-blockers perspective,” Olajuwon said. “I am a shot blocker. What are the moves most difficult for a shot blocker? I’m coming from inside out. This move is very difficult for a shot blocker to block.“The moves that we work on are not for a stiff big guy. With him, he’s agile. The move flows. So I’m excited to see what he’s going to do this year.”Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri said on a Denver radio station, “Hakeem told me he was just amazed at JaVale’s physical abilities and his athletic abilities. How long he is, how quick his feet are. I saw him working on keeping his feet away from each other and not tangling; just little things that you take for granted. He worked high on his jump hook and on getting his lift very high when he does that. He told him nobody can stop him, nobody is as big as him if he gets his lift and his hand up. There’s so many things Hakeem is teaching him, and we’re very pleased with his work.” read more

first_imgWest Ham United goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski insists that “it always takes time to gel” following the club’s losing start to the new seasonManuel Pellegrini’s new-look side suffered a humbling 4-0 defeat at Liverpool the previous weekend before losing 2-1 at home to Bournemouth on Saturday.£93.47m has been spent on seven new signings this summer with two other players joining the club on a free transfer.But Fabianski, who joined from Swansea City for £7.20m this summer, insists that the West Ham supporters must be patient.“We have to keep looking forward and keep working with this group of players because obviously there are big changes and it always takes time to gel,” he told the club website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Hopefully it will happen sooner rather than later.“From my perspective, every time we had the ball in possession, we just wanted to go straight forward and maybe we have to be more balanced in some situations and take our time a little bit with playing our football and keeping possession, rather than just trying to get it forward.“If we relax a bit more and take care of the ball a bit better, then we will benefit. We are a new group of players and it will take time, but hopefully it will click soon. I hope the fans will understand the situation and I think they do.“It’s important that they are supportive in every single game and keep believing in the team, because this group of players really has something quite good in terms of quality and, with a little more work, we will see the effects on the pitch.”The Hammers will now meet Fabianski’s former club Arsenal at the Emirates this Saturday.last_img read more