Operation Hydrate’s Yusuf Abramjee will be in Swartruggens, North West, to urge all South Africans to unite and help each other during Human Rights Month. (Image: Sandile Khumalo)March is Human Rights Month in South Africa and Play Your Part will be celebrating it in the town of Swartruggens in North West this year. Given the drought and racial tensions the country is facing, the event will look at how human rights can play a role in uniting people and making sure that each person has access to basic needs such as water.Operation Hydrate is one organisation that has been uniting people around South Africa. It has brought much-needed relief to drought-stricken areas of the country. In a recent interview with North West FM, Operation Hydrate’s Yusuf Abramjee said that in spite of the challenges, we should still be patriotic, be good citizens and uphold the country’s Constitution. For individuals to play their part, they should engage with their communities and authorities.So far, Operation Hydrate has distributed 9 million litres of water throughout the country, and is still going. It calls on corporates, sports teams and ordinary individuals to donate water.Listen to Abramjee’s full radio interview here:Contact Yaseen Theba on 082 494 2824 to find out how you can contribute to Operation Hydrate’s water drive. For more information, follow the initiative on Twitter or on its Facebook page.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in developing South Africa and its citizens? Do you know anybody who is going out of their way to participate in the development of South Africa and its people? If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One might think that 4-H winds down during the winter months, when in fact the homework is in place for all that will follow when spring arrives. Many dairy judging opportunities take place around the state and all can help to lead up to Spring Dairy Expo when the state 4-H and FFA contest will take place on April 1 (no kidding). Spring Dairy Expo (springdairyexpo.com), March 30 – April 1, serves as the transition from one season to another and also allows dairy enthusiasts to gather for shows, sales, showmanship contests, and social gatherings.Here at the University, there also are many recognition programs that take place for students and alumni. On March 4, the CFAES Alumni Awards Luncheon will take place at the Fawcett Center and you will note some familiar dairy names within that group. On April 8, the Animal Sciences Department Recognition Banquet will be held at the 4-H Center on the OSU Columbus campus. Each year, the dairy judging program recognizes the anniversary teams of 50, 25, and 10 years, along with current members. There are a few members on the 50 year team for which I could use updates and addresses. If you know of Tom Criblez or Harold Meeusen, please help me to make sure they have a formal invitation.To finish out April, Dairy Palooza programs will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on April 22 and then at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds on April 29. The website is updated and filled with information at ohiodairypalooza.com. Please encourage youth and adults alike with dairy interests to attend these workshops AND Quality Assurance training will be provided. We also have adult programs based around updates that will assist advisors in planning effective meetings. read more
Argentinian footballing legend Maradona said that he preferred compatriot Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo all the while dubbing the Portugal captain an “incredible” player.”I can’t remember having seen Lionel Messi play badly,” Maradona told TyCSports.”I prefer Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo but I acknowledge that the latter is an animal. He’s incredible,” said the 1986 World Cup winner.Speaking from Dubai, where he now lives, Maradona added that he’d wished Ronaldo, who is Portuguese, was Argentinian.”He makes me think of Gabriel Batistuta,” the Argentina striker who starred at three World Cup finals. “As soon as he touched the ball, it was a goal.”Turning back to Messi, Maradona said the Barcelona player was still the world’s best despite not having won a World Cup.”Alone, he will not be able to win the World Cup. You need a solid team for that.”Football history will remember Messi,” said Maradona.”Football has given him a lot, as much as he has given the sport and to win a World Cup, in my opinion, wouldn’t bring himself anything else. read more