England World Cup success could drive up Covid infections, scientists warn

England’s progress in the World Cup could drive up the number of Covid cases across the country this winter, scientists have warned. Researchers say that mass gatherings in pubs, and in homes where friends and relatives get together to watch the team compete in Qatar, could lead to a rise in infections. They point out … Read more

IDF World Congress and mom

It’s been a bit crazy here the past few weeks. Tomorrow I am moving my 92 year old mother (above) into a third independent/assisted living residence. All I can remind myself of is, “Three times a charm.” Then Friday I am leaving for the IDF World Congress that begins next week in Lisbon. Should you … Read more

Breaking: World Rugby ban Rassie Erasmus for tweets | The Citizen

World Rugby has condemned the social media tweets by SA Rugby director Rassie Erasmus and accordingly banned the 2019 World Cup-winning coach for two matches. This means Erasmus may not take part in any match day activity in relation to the two upcoming Test matches that South Africa will play against Italy on Saturday and … Read more

African series ‘My Better World’ nominated for Emmy Award | The Citizen

A 55-episode TV series that follows the adventures of six African teens as they navigate the complex challenges of school, family and friendship, has been nominated for an International Emmy Award. My Better World was produced by South Africa’s Fundi Films in collaboration with Johannesburg-based MAAN Creative for Impact(Ed) International (formerly Discovery Learning Alliance). The … Read more

WATCH: World population explodes to 8 billion people | The Citizen

The world population has exploded to 8 billion people. Stats SA commemorated the event on Tuesday marking the the birth of the next billionth person as a milestone and reflected on the progress humanity has made over time including how to improve moving forward. According to the United Nations Population Fund, since 1975, the world … Read more

Lukhanyo Am among World Rugby’s men’s player of year nominees | The Citizen

Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am will compete with France’s Antoine Dupont and the Ireland pair of Jonathan Sexton and Josh van der Flier to be crowned World Rugby men’s 15’s player of the year. South African women’s wing Nomawethu Mabenge has also been nominated in the women’s try of the year category for the five-pointer she … Read more

World Diabetes Day, take Medtronic’s Blue Balloon Challenge to donate diabetes supplies

Medtronic, maker of insulin pumps, is kicking off this year’s World Diabetes Day, today, with their #BlueBalloon Challenge. All that’s required is you shoot yourself in a very short video, or photo, doing anything in your ordinary day, while bouncing a blue balloon. Then post it. The whole idea is to raise awareness about the … Read more

Savvy Updates, 11/14/22: World Diabetes Day, Lilly’s Tempo D Management, Chemical “Tag” for Insulin, Dietary Fat, Vegan & T1D

World Diabetes Day is every year on November 14, first created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Foundation and the World Health Organization.  The day 14 November was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of Insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.  The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness and the logo … Read more