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Healthy snacking can tip the scales in your favour IN the old days, eating between mealtimes was considered the fastest way to obesity. However, more recently, science has shown that snacking can actually help people to lose weight and have a healthy diet.
We are all complicit in acts of police brutality THE final point made in the article on police brutality in Thursday’s Herald quotes Jan Stemmett, of the Law Society: “Many police officers have been killed in performing their work…this may be symptomatic of serious post-traumatic stress within the police” (“Increase in police brutality slammed”). I agree.
Cross will ruin the landscape WHEN I read the report, “Huge ‘cross of hope’ near bridge aims to halt suicides” (March 6), I had to pause for a minute to recollect what the date was. No, it’s not April 1 yet, so this must be real.
Bay cyclists putting lives at risk OUT of concern for all road users, and particularly the cyclists who use Marine Drive from Schoenmakerskop to Summerstrand for early morning exercise, I appeal to cyclists not to create a “bus” of 60 to 80 riders – and ride three and sometimes four abreast.
Breakfast essential WITH all due respect to Tanya Wyatt, I disagree with the fantastic article regarding breakfast (“Busting the myth of breakfast time”, March 7). In making the claim that skipping breakfast was a good move to weight loss, forget what scientists, micro-biologists and nutritionists said.
Residents still waiting for houses to be fixed I LIVE in Soweto on Sea. There was a process of rectification of our houses which was done by a company.
NSRI shouldn’t have to rescue ‘poachers’ I FIND it so unfair that the NSRI and its crew have to place themselves in danger after dark, to rescue alleged “perlie poachers” (“Men rescued off coast”, March 5).
Metro underestimates value of tourism to Bay HOW disappointing it was to read of the planning efforts, or lack thereof for this year’s Splash Festival (“Splash fest could flop”, March 4).
Complaint attended to after photo in Herald I AM impressed and astonished by the response of the NMB metro. After phoning the municipality and leaving SMSes for nearly a year, I sent The Herald a photo of the problem substation on the corner of Caledon and Poplar streets (“Building used as sleeping place”, February 21).
Readers’ views via SMS JACOB Zuma says South Africa is not a violent country! Where has he been living? If he is so far removed from reality, how can he be president of a country? Unbelievable! If SA’s not a violent country, why then has he increased security at his home? At our expense.
Green ray of home for city SO you make one property “environmentally friendly”, but it’s still a drop in the ocean, no? Well yes, unless you link it with a plan to work with your neighbours to transform a whole precinct. Then the ripples, as young architect Kevin Kimwelle argues, begin to spread further. Kimwelle, 33, is a local architect with a difference. Born in Kenya and widely travelled in east and southern Africa, he is passionate about understanding people and cultures.
Worker party to be launched A new political party, the Workers’ and Socialist Party (Wasp), will be launched later this month.
Antibiotic resistance a ‘catastrophic threat’ – UK medical chief LONDON – Antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine and could mean patients having minor surgery risk dying from infections that can no longer be treated, Britain’s top health official said on Monday (11/03/2013).
Italy judges order checks on hospitalised Berlusconi MILAN – Italian judges ordered checks to be made on former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Monday to verify his claim that health problems meant he was unable to attend his trial on charges of paying for sex with a minor.
Marikana inquiry told human tissue, blood used to make muti Human tissue and blood were used to make stronger muti to protect striking mineworkers in August last year, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday.
Pistorius files appeal against bail conditions Lawyers for murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius have filed an appeal against his bail conditions, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday (11/03/2013).
Value of mid-segment homes grows in Feb: Absa February 2013 saw year-on-year growth in the average value of homes in the middle segment of the South African housing market rising further.
Gigaba removes Kona from SAA board Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has removed suspended SAA CEO Vuyisile Kona from the airline’s board, the department said on Monday (11/03/2013).
North Korea business park keeps running despite tensions North Korea has torn up the armistice that ended its 1950s conflict and shut down a humanitarian hotline with the South, but one project keeps operating at full swing – an industrial park run with the South on its own side of the world’s most heavily militarised border.
Sharper teeth for competition watchdog A new provision in the Competition Amendment Act will allow for inquiries into specific markets, Business Day reported on Monday (11/03/2013).
Even for sperm, there is a season Autumn is the time of year most associated with bumper crops of new babies, and according to an Israeli study there may be a scientific reason for it: human sperm are generally at their healthiest in winter and early spring.
Malawi police arrest four ex-ministers for coup plot LILONGWE – Malawian police arrested four former cabinet ministers on Monday (11/03/2013) on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika in April last year, police said.
No free pass for ANC: arms commission Reports that the involvement of the ANC and its leadership in the arms deal will not be investigated are false, the Arms Procurement Commission said on Monday (11/03/2013).
Nigeria Islamist group posts video of hostage bodies LAGOS – A Nigerian Islamist group that killed seven foreign hostages it had been holding since February has posted a video of their bodies on the Internet.
Macia died from oxygen deprivation An autopsy of Daveyton taxi driver Mido Macia found he had died from lack of oxygen, the Benoni Magistrate’s Court heard on Monday (11/03/2013).
Top SABC bosses resign SABC board chairman Ben Ngubane and his deputy‚ Thami ka Plaatjie‚ have resigned and a spokesman for Communications Minister Dina Pule said on Monday (11/03/2013) that the Presidency was best placed to resolve the persistent turmoil at the national broadcaster.
ATM withdrawals still down in February Automated teller machine (ATM) withdrawal activity did not bounce back as expected last month following the sharp drop in January‚ indicating that consumers are still under financial pressure‚ independent ATM deployer Spark ATM systems said on Monday (11/03/2013).
The changing role of armies in the age of democracy IN SOTHO‚ the word for weapon and tool is the same. In Africa in the 1960s‚ armies were both a tool of liberation from colonial rule and of repression by colonial masters. But they were also used in post-independence Africa as a tool of intervention in politics‚ undermining and frequently usurping civilian rule.
Bicycle entrepreneur HE TRAVELLED to meet his first client on a bicycle, but those humble days are long gone for Nelson Mandela Bay entrepreneur Braddon McClelland, who is now leading the way in information technology (IT) support in Port Elizabeth.
Kings lose match to Sharks – but gain in reputation SOUTHERN Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons says nobody can question the commitment and character of his defiant team after they slipped to a tense 21-12 Super Rugby defeat to the star-studded Sharks on Saturday.
EP Kings ‘battle of the boot’ ends in a draw A LAST-GASP penalty from flyhalf Wesley Dunlop enabled the EP Kings to snatch a dramatic 20-20 draw against the Pampas team from Argentina in a Vodacom Cup rugby match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
Madibaz in vital clash with Pukke THE FNB NMMU team’s search for a place in the Varsity Cup rugby semifinals enters a critical stage today when they travel to Potchefstroom to take on NWU-Pukke. The match will be televised live on SuperSport1 at 4.45pm.
In-form Progress book semis spot PROGRESS booked themselves a spot in the semifinals of the Eastern Cape Super 12 club rugby competition when they thrashed Breakers 39-17 in Uitenhage at the weekend.
Spinners set up big Eastern Province win A STRONG performance in the field saw Eastern Province (EP) coast to victory in their CSA Twenty20 cricket match against Easterns at the Pollock Oval at Grey High School yesterday.
Wayile fired as mayor NELSON Mandela Bay mayor Zanoxolo Wayile was given his marching orders by the ANC yesterday, just two days after the party’s regional boss, Nceba Faku, quit his post.
Mixed reaction to resignation of regional ANC boss THERE has been mixed reaction to Nceba Faku’s resignation as ANC regional chairman.
The end of an Era in Bay politics The ANC closed a turbulent chapter of bickering and political instability in Nelson Mandela Bay as it fired mayor Zanoxolo Wayile yesterday. But for regional boss Nceba Faku, who led the campaign to oust him, the move possibly came too late, writes NWABISA MAKUNGA
Faku was never far from controversy NCEBA Faku, who resigned as regional chairman of the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday, was never far from controversy in the years since he became the country’s first black mayor in 1995.
Lower courts face shutdown as strike looms SOUTH Africa’s lower courts face the possibility of being totally shutdown from March 18 after magistrates confirmed they would go on strike if their salaries were not adjusted.
Record win for PE cyclist IT was an emotional day yesterday for Port Elizabeth cycling queen Anriette Schoeman, who won the women’s race in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour in Cape Town for a record seventh time.
Cricket hero champions toddler’s cause NATIONAL cricket hero Fanie de Villiers has promised his support and assistance to a Port Elizabeth couple who need to raise R40000 to buy hearing aids for their two-year-old daughter.
Bid to protect Helenvale facelift WITH the multimillion-rand upgrade of the impoverished suburb of Helenvale in Port Elizabeth nearing completion, various stakeholders – including the four schools in the area – are joining forces to beautify the area further.
Bay seeks alternative burial methods NELSON Mandela Bay is running out of space for burials, with 70% of the city’s cemeteries now full.
Mustangs on a hot trot with 8-0 drubbing MUSTANGS continued their scintillating form in the Safa Regional Women’s soccer league with an 8-0 drubbing of Warriors after leading 5-0 at the break at the Gelvan Track on Friday evening.
Grey take six-a-side title A SUPERB opening partnership of 65 by Bradley Bopp and Lloyd Brown laid the foundation for Grey High to win the annual Walmer Spar and Tops Old Grey Six-a-Side cricket title yesterday. The stand helped Grey beat Gelvandale by a comprehensive 39 runs.
Where minutes seem to last for glorious hours Turn back time with holiday for body and soul at De Oude Klok, writes Helen Crooks
Rock legends to woo fans with great hits THE Renegade Rockers come out to play at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre next week as Centrestage presents The Legends of Rock, with guest artist Cedric Vandenschrik.
Spoil your pet at animal-friendly spots When going away, there’s always this concern: “What to do with the dogs?” It’s a question Helen Crooks has grappled with for years, and has come up with quite a few accommodating holiday homeowners
This cat just loves going ‘walkies’ on his leash YOU can’t train a cat, so don’t even try, we were told. But my hubby and I had no difficulty training our three-year-old domestic cat, Lorca, to walk on a leash – though technically he is the one taking us for walks!
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