Monthly Archives: December 2009

Yes, that means you.

FutureIsWatching-2Over the coming weeks, people around the South Bay may start getting the eerie feeling that they are being watched. The truth is, we are, and always have been- but maybe some of us need a reminder now and then. That’s the purpose of the South Bay Coalition’s new awareness campaign currently rolling out- to remind adults throughout the South Bay that kids are learning from us all the time- how to act and react, what’s appropriate and what isn’t, learning the social lessons they aren’t necessarily getting at school and how to evolve into the South Bay’s future leaders. The campaign will be rolled out in posters around the community, and through a series of videos on this website and on YouTube, as well as other community level media outlets… all little reminders that the future is watching… and yes, that means you too.

Phone App Allows Drinkers To Track Consumption

The U.K. health ministry has released a software application for iPhone and Windows phones intended to empower users to keep better track of their drinking, the BBC reported Dec. 1.

The free Drinks Tracker app generates graphs based on individual alcohol consumption and advises users when they should cut back on drinking. Available from the National Health Service’s Choices website, the software was released as part of the government’s Know Your Limits campaign to promote responsible alcohol use.

“It is all too easy to lose track of how much you drink. So as the festive parties build up, this innovative tool will help people keep tabs on their drinking — wherever they are,” said U.K. public-health minister Gillian Merron. “Sticking within the recommended limits means you reduce the risk of serious conditions such as mouth cancer and strokes.”

For those without Web-enabled phones, the NHS offers a text-messaging service with advice on moderate drinking.

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