Warriors’ Report: Curry, Green will miss exhibition in Seattle

first_imgDespite his planned absence, Curry went through a full practice Thursday morning before the team departed for Seattle. With the all-star guard out, Kerr said more minutes … OAKLAND – The Warriors wrapped up Day 8 of training camp Thursday afternoon.Here are three takeaways from the session.Two all-stars out for Seattle preseason game.Stephen Curry will not play in Friday’s preseason matchup vs the Kings, nor travel with the team to Seattle for personal reasons, the team announced.last_img read more

South Africans urged to take the test

first_img1 December 2010As countries across the world commemorate World Aids Day, the South African Medical Association has called on the public to get tested for HIV, and to encourage others to do the same.“We call on the public to continue to be tested and influence others to test for HIV as a routine way of ensuring healthy lifestyle choices, irrespective of status, as HIV and Aids does not discriminate,” SA Medical Association (SAMA) chairman Norman Mabasa said in a statement on Wednesday.In April, President Jacob Zuma launched an HIV, Counselling and Testing campaign, which aims to get 15-million South Africans tested by June 2011.To date, 4.9-million people have reported for counselling and testing in the country’s health facilities.SAMA has also urged all doctors to reaffirm their important role in addressing the epidemic through encouraging all patients to test and be treated if necessary, and to provide ongoing education about the importance of safe sexual practices.“Collective responsibility will reduce the spread of HIV,” Mabasa said.Under the theme “We Are Responsible”, South Africa’s 2010 World Aids Day campaign encourages people to show collective responsibility to encourage and support partners, family and community members to test voluntarily for HIV and to set an example for others by leading healthier lifestyles.Build-up activities for World Aids Day started in November with a series of dialogues between the government and its social partners. These social dialogues will culminate in various Cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, premiers and MECs being deployed to various communities across the country today to discuss ways of reducing new HIV infections.Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who is also chairman of the South African National Aids Council, will lead the way, visiting families and addressing community members and health care workers in Driefontein in Mpumalanga province.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Free Podcasts on Building Topics

first_imgWhen Corbett Lunsford got out of the music business and took up building diagnostics and consulting, he learned that old hands in the industry weren’t always interested in sharing their trade secrets. They were, in fact, “a little bit cranky” when Lunsford came calling.So the Chicago-based Lunsford vowed that when he became more established, he’d share what he knew with anyone who was interested — for free.The result is a series called The Building Performance Podcast. To date, Lunsford has produced 58 podcasts ranging from 15 minutes to 45 minutes in length. You can listen to them online or download them as MP3 files.The podcasts are a sideline for Lunsford, the managing director and trainer of the Green Dream Group, a company which he started with his wife, Grace Lunsford, in 2008. About 60% of his time goes to Green Dream, which performs building diagnostics, and about 40% to the Building Performance Workshop, which trains others.Lunsford produces all of the podcasts himself, recording them “guerrilla style” with his iPhone. He says there are about 2,000 downloads per episode.The podcasts also have become a learning tool as Lunsford tracks down and interview experts on topics he’d like to learn more about it. In that sense, he says, the podcasts are a little selfish.Lunsford, a HERS and Passive House Institute U.S. rater, is also author of a book, Home Performance Diagnostics: The Guide to Advanced Testing.last_img read more