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first_imgPixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – There are indications that people who smoke, vape, or have substance abuse problems may be at increased risk when it comes to the Coronavirus.Doctor Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, flagged the concern.Volkow explained that because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, it may pose a more serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana and those who vape.As for drug use, Volkow highlighted concerns specifically about opioids and methamphetamine. Opioids, she explained, slow down breathing and have already been shown to increase mortality in people with respiratory diseases.Methamphetamine has been shown to cause considerable pulmonary damage. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgEddie Hearn believes George Groves will defy many predictions and take the fight to Carl Froch in Saturday’s world title showdown.Groves has been widely tipped to box on the back foot rather than engage with the rugged champion, having used similar tactics to beat arch-rival and fellow West Londoner James DeGale in 2011.But Hearn, who promotes both Froch and Groves, thinks the challenger may well adopt a different gameplan in the biggest fight of his life.“I don’t think he’s going to run at all. I think he’s going to stand there, plant his feet and try to push Carl back,” Hearn told West London Sport.Groves is convinced he will overcome Froch.“I don’t think he’s going to go on the back foot. Most people do, so I may be wrong. I’ve just got a feeling that he’s not going to do that.“He’s got to use his movement and speed, but if you fight on the back foot against Carl Froch – this man’s a nightmare – he will hunt you down as he’s relentless.“If you start that way then three or four rounds in you’re going to be thinking ‘he won’t leave me alone’ and I don’t think George will feel he’s better off doing that.“No, I think George will want to show Carl that he’s in a fight. But I could be wrong – it’s just fascinating to see how it’s going to unravel.“It’s a huge fight. We’re attracting really big numbers for pay-per-view and the public are really getting behind the fight and are fascinated by it.“People are fascinated by all the talk and the mystery of what will happen. Obviously Carl is the favourite, but George is one of the biggest young stars in the sport.“I’m fascinated to see how it’s going to turn out, because I really have no idea. People talk about what sort of fight it’ll be but until that bell goes we just don’t know.”Froch, 36, holds the IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles and is the strong favourite, having lost only twice in a 33-fight career and consistently operated at the top level.He avenged one of those defeats by beating Mikkel Kessler earlier this year and a victory in Manchester would keep him in the frame for a rematch with American star Andre Ward, who outclassed him when they met in 2011.Groves is unbeaten in his 19 professional fights and has held the British as well as Commonwealth title.This weekend’s bout represents a significant step up in class for the 25-year-old, who is looking to make a name for himself in an exciting weight division which has previously starred the likes of Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Joe Calzaghe.Groves has been trained by Paddy Fitzpatrick.And Hearn said: “I liken this fight to Chris Eubank against Nigel Benn.“The fact is that when Eubank fought Benn his record was 24-0 and his best win was against Kid Milo or Anthony Logan.“Well, George has beaten James DeGale, who is on another level to fighters like that. We all know the result when Eubank fought Benn.“Is it too early for George? We’ll find out on Saturday. Until you actually take that chance you just don’t know.“You’ve got to look at what Froch has achieved, but George is a very live challenger in this fight.“You get some fights where you just can’t see a way the challenger can win, but a lot of people are choosing Groves.“The fascination is over whether George is ready to mix at that level. One thing you can’t deny is that he’s never mixed at that level before, but is he good enough to?“It may be that he’s more than ready. It may be that he wins and becomes champion, but he may not be. It’s that fascination that makes people interested.“And in George’s head, he can’t lose this fight. That’s the worrying thing for Froch, who has much more to lose.“That might work to his [Groves’] advantage or disadvantage, I don’t know. All these questions are what makes it so fascinating.”See also:Relaxed Groves unfazed by Froch – trainerConfident Groves squares up to Froch after final press conferenceGroves: Froch is wrong, I’m ready for himFroch claims Groves will be ‘annihilated’Groves stays cool at tense weigh-inGroves reveals his plan to beat Froch in Saturday’s world title clashFroch v Groves: Live updatesGroves says Froch ‘has 48 hours to readjust’ after gameplan is revealedPromoter predicts Froch-Groves 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgSouths Africans love to shop. And increasingly, as internet access and the number of online retailers grows, they’re doing it online, logging on to buy everything from books to wine to electronic equipment.Image: Wikimedia CommonsBrand South Africa reporterSo where are South Africans shopping online? Here’s a roundup of some of the popular sites.Air tickets? See Domestic flights in South AfricaLiving overseas? See Buy South African goods abroadOnline auctionsbidorbuy.co.zaOn bidorbuy, individuals and companies can sell goods either at fixed price or in auction format. The 10 top performing categories on bidorbuy are Coins & Notes, Computers, Cellular Phones, Jewellery & Watches, Electronics, Gemstones, Household & Office, Antiques & Collectables, and Photography and Gaming.GroceriesPick ‘n Pay Home ShoppingAvoid the drudge of the supermarket queues – do your grocery shopping from the comfort of your keyboard.WoolworthsWoolworths’ full catalogue is available online, allowing you to browse for groceries, clothing and gifts.Books, music, DVDsTakealot.comSelling everything from books, CDs and DVDs to movie tickets and electronic equipment, Takealot.com is one of South Africa’s biggest and most successful online retailers.Exclusive BooksThe online shop of one of South Africa’s biggest bookselling chains.LootLoot have expanded their range to include CDs and DVDs, as well as a full range of discounted books.MusicaSelling CDs, DVDs and mp3 downloads, Musica has more than 50 000 titles to choose from.Electronics and gadgetsDigital PlanetWith thousands of computers, cameras, cellphones and other electronic products in stock, Digital Planet has all the gadgets you need.NGR Computers Online WebstorePromising a “low-cost, efficient, personalised computer hardware shopping experience” online.FlowersNetfloristOffering a same day delivery service for orders placed before 12:00, Netflorist is South Africa’s largest flower and gifting service.WineNot just for South Africa – the finest South African wines are now delivered anywhere around the globe. Check out:CybercellareWineWineClub South AfricaWINEmag.co.zaWine of the Month ClubEvent bookingsComputicketOnline ticket sales for movies, theatre and live events, festivals, sporting events, and city to city bus trips.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgThe Inside HQ podcast by Community Relations Manager and avid geocacher Rock Chalk gives a behind the scenes look at life at HQ. From interviews with Geocaching HQ founders to conversations about upcoming features, you’ll always learn something new. This week, get the scoop on how to land a job at Geocaching HQ.Listen now.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDer Geocaching-Podcast: Inside HQMarch 26, 2019In “Deutsch”The Geocaching Podcast: Inside HQMarch 26, 2019In “Nederlands”El Podcast de Geocaching: Inside HQMarch 26, 2019In “Español”last_img read more