COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
Keeping you in touch and in tune with your community
By Denisia Adams
WORD OF THE DAY
1. A weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person.
South African TRIVIA QUESTION
When was the very first soccer match played in South Africa?
A – 1st January 1616 B – 23 August 1990 C – 23 August 1862
Answer: C – 23 August 1862
Their earliest documented football match in South Africa was held in Cape Town, although Pietermaritzburg also claims to be the cradle of the game in the country. Football was brought to South Africa in the same way it was spread elsewhere in the world, through the British military and through travelers from the colonial power.
The Cape Argus newspaper advertised the first match, played on August 23, 1862, between soldiers of the British garrison and employees of the colonial administration, including a youthful John X Merriman, who later went on to become prime minister of the Cape Colony. It was played at Green Point stadium. Market Square in Pietermaritzburg staged matches between civilians and military personnel soon after, although historians suggests these were more mass free-for-all, and Port Elizabeth followed soon after.
DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
When Alexander Graham Bell passed away in 1922, every telephone served by the Bell system in the USA and Canada was silent for one minute. ALSO DID YOU KNOW There are more than 600 million telephone lines today, yet almost half the world's population has never made a phone call.
TIP OF THE DAY
How to Stop Whining and Feel Better About Yourself
Sometimes, life can really get you down. Whether it is because you're out of a job, or suffering some other personal misfortune, or just feeling bummed for no good reason, sometimes it's just hard to feel upbeat. However, this just compounds the issue. The sooner you can get out of this state, the more you can do something about your negative circumstances.
Focus on the good in your life. I know it's hard, but it's worth counting your blessings and realizing how many people would be grateful to be in your position. The very fact that you can read this on a computer means that you have access to resources that the majority of the world's population can only dream about.
Reach out to friends and family. Often sharing your troubles with a sympathetic audience can help lessen the burden.
Empathize with others who have troubles in their own lives and try to help them. This includes not just your immediate circle, but others that you can help by joining or supporting public service organizations. Your own troubles will give you a good perspective on what others are going through, and you will feel better if you try to help others with their troubles rather than just focusing on your own.
When worries bog you down, remind yourself that "worries are tomorrow's troubles borrowed for today's consumption". Nothing is gained by worrying. If anything, worrying paralyzes you and prevents you from doing what you need to do to tackle your problems. It's not easy to stop worrying, but constantly reminding yourself of this fact really does help put things in perspective.
A continuation on the topic of the week being the 2009 Matric pass rate in South Africa or the decline thereof. Today’s focus was around parenting. Besides teachers being blamed for the decline in Matric pass rate, parents are being targeted as well.
Firstly we had Estelle Mouton mother of a successful matriculant of 2009 named Shanice Mouton who joined us as well to take us through her experience and give us her views on the decline. Estelle on the other hand gave us her method of maintaining a determined and success hungry child.
Lastly we spoke to Eric Atmore from the Centre for Early Childhood Development. Who discussed how vital quality early childhood development programmes are for better schooling.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
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!!!!!!!!!!