Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Today's show discussed protective clothing in the summer time and the hosting of SA's prestigious dancesport competition for 2009


By Denisia Adams
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3.Inspiring awe and reverence; spiritual.

Chapman's Peak Drive was the brain child of Sir Frederic de Waal, the first administrator of the Cape Province. What road, in Cape Town, was named after him?
A – Roeland Street B - De Waal Drive C – Plein Street
Answer: B - De Waal Drive

DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
Underwater footage taken between 1999 and 2008 shows octopuses in the waters off the coast of Indonesia scooping up coconut shells and crawling inside them for protection. The videos show that when an octopus had only one shell half, it would turn it over and hide underneath. However, if it recovered two halves, it would reassemble them to mimic the form of the original, closed coconut and conceal itself between the shell sections. The octopuses were also recorded scooping up the shells and carrying them for later use. Scientists say this is the first evidence of tool use among the marine creatures.

How to Deal with a Coworker that Hates You
So there you are just minding your own business—and then you notice one of your coworkers doesn’t seem to like you very much. It can be difficult to keep professional work relations with a coworker that hates you. Try as you might, it can be difficult to convince a coworker you’re really not that bad. These steps will help you deal with a coworker that hates you.
Step 1
Find out why your coworker is mad at you. If you want to deal with a coworker that hates you, the first step is to find out why they don’t like you. Asking your coworker why they hate you may not be the best approach to take. Try to notice what things your coworker does and doesn’t like. Talk to other coworkers and see if they have any input. While you are dealing with the difficult coworker, don’t contribute to the problem. Try to stay out of their way, and just get your own work done.
Step 2
Be nice to your coworker. While you are trying to find out what your coworker dislikes about you, try to be as polite as possible. To deal with a coworker that hates you, go out of your way to be extra nice. Bring your coworker cookies, or buy them a small gift card somewhere. Find ways to work together, and help your coworker out whenever you can. While you may not be able to stop your coworker from disliking you, you can build professional working relationships by working together.
Step 3
Talk to your coworker. If you can’t get anywhere by working with your coworker and being nice to him/her, try talking to your coworker. To deal with a coworker that hates you, pull them aside and ask for a few minutes to talk. Mention a few things you like about that coworker and ease into the situation. After you have mentioned a few things you admire about your coworker, proceed to talk about those things that are bothering you. Deal with a coworker that hates you by being polite and asking what you can do to change. Ask them those things you might do to build a good work relationship. Listen carefully and try to do those things they tell you.
Step 4
Talk to a manager. If you’re coworker isn’t very agreeable and talking doesn’t get you very far, try talking to a supervisor or a manager. Tell them about how you tried to deal with your coworker and the steps you have taken. If you tell your manager about the actions you have taken, it should show your initiative and add a good amount of credibility to your story. Demonstrate to your manager how the relationship with your coworker is hurting work performance. Your impressive story should urge your manager to take action, once they realize the coworker is hurting your job performance. Ask the manager to deal with the coworker that hates you.

Dorothy De plooy from the Cancer association of South Africa. She joined me to discuss protective clothing for the summer season. Read the article below:
Protective clothing: FAQs
Hats, umbrellas, cotton shirts. Can these really protect you from the sun? Brush up on the facts about protective clothing with these frequently asked questions.
Q: What kinds of clothing best protect my skin from UV rays?
A: Clothing that covers your skin protects against the sun's UV rays. Loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts and long pants made from tightly woven fabric offer the best protection. A wet T-shirt offers you much less UV protection than does a dry one.

If wearing this type of clothing isn't practical, at least try to wear a t-shirt or a beach cover-up. Keep in mind, however, that a typical t-shirt actually has an SPF rating substantially lower than the recommended SPF 15, so double-up on protection by using sunscreen with at least SPF 15 (and UVA and UVB protection) and staying in the shade when you can.
Q: Does protective clothing have to be a certain colour?

A: Wearing clothing made of tightly-woven fabric is best for protecting your skin, regardless of the colour. Darker colours, though, may offer more protection than lighter colours.
Q: It gets so hot here in the summer, there's no way I could be comfortable in long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. So, what else can I do to protect my skin?

A: Protecting yourself from the sun's UV rays doesn't have to be a major chore; it's just a matter of knowing your options and using them. Wearing a dry T-shirt is a good start, but it is not enough if you are going to be outside for more than a few minutes.
If you can't wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, you can boost your protection by seeking shade whenever possible and by always wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
Q: Will a hat help protect my skin? Are there recommended styles for the best protection?

A: Hats can help shield your skin from the sun's UV rays. Choose a hat that provides shade for all of your head and neck. For the most protection, wear a hat with a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck.
If you choose to wear a baseball cap, you should also protect your ears and the back of your neck by wearing clothing that covers those areas, using sunscreen with at least SPF 15, or by staying in the shade.
Q: For the best protection, what material should I look for in a hat?

A: A tightly woven fabric, such as canvas, works best to protect your skin from UV rays. When possible, avoid straw hats with holes that let sunlight through.
Q: Does the colour of my hat matter?

A: The amount of shade offered by a particular hat appears to be its most important prevention characteristic. If a darker hat is an option, though, it may offer even more UV protection.
Q: Are sunglasses an important part of my sun protection plan?

A: Yes. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts. They also protect the tender skin around your eyes from sun exposure.
Q: What type of sunglasses best protects my eyes from UV rays?

A: Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection. Wrap-around sunglasses work best because they block UV rays from sneaking in from the side.
Q: Is there any particular time I should try to stay in the shade?

A: The sun's UV rays are strongest and do the most damage during midday, so it's best to avoid direct exposure between 10:00am and 3:00pm. You can reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer by seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter before you need relief from the sun.
Q: I work outdoors all summer and can't stay in the shade. What can I do to protect my skin?

A: If you can't avoid the sun, you can protect your skin by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, wraparound sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays, long-sleeved shirt, and long pants. You can also wear a sunscreen and lipscreen with at least SPF 15 and UVA and UVB protection and reapply according to the manufacturer's directions. When you can, take your breaks and your lunch in the shade.
Q: If I stay in the shade, should I still use sunscreen and wear a hat?

A: UV rays can reflect off virtually any surface (including sand, snow and concrete) and can reach you in the shade. Your best bet to protect your skin and lips is to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you're outside - even when you're in the shade.
Lastly I was joined by Lily Ford from the Federation of Dancesport South Africa. FEDANSA is hosting the prestigious SA Dancesport Competition 2009 the only officially recognised structure of Dancesport in SA, the Championships will showcase national dance at its best.

Over 500 couples entered into the juvenile and adult sections of the competition. “Participants are hard at work practising to bring their best to the competition,” says Convenor Lily Ford. Dancers from all walks of life will be judged by an international panel of adjudicators. Winners of “Die Laaste Wals” and Supadance SA will also be participating in this prestigious event.

Tickets are available at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers stores countrywide at R80 for adults and R50 for children between the ages of 5 and 15 years. Pensioners pay R60. Season tickets are available, book early to avoid disappointment.
For more information contact Lily Ford on 0832356791.

Thich Nhat Hanh
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

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