Open letter to the President

first_imgDear Editor,Greetings. The Amerindian Action Movement Of Guyana (TAAMOG) is kindly seeking Brazilian medical treatment for Thelma Rebeiro who is currently a patient at the Lethem Hospital for approximately four months since her transferal from the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) and has never regained consciousness to this day. Thelma Rebeiro, 48, is from the Macushi village of Shulinab, South-Central Rupununi, Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). Thelma Rebeiro did two (2) surgeries for gallstones in April, 2016. The first Surgery was done by a Medical outreach to the Rupununi in April, 2016 which was not successful on the claim that the Lethem Hospital does not have the necessary equipment. Thelma Rebeiro was then transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital in April, 2016, one day after the first surgery at the Lethem Hospital. Thelma Rebeiro’s second surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital was successful but she has never regained consciousness. Thelma Rebeiro is currently at the Lethem Hospital in a state of unconsciousness and with no additional intervention by the Health specialists and authorities. It seems apparent that Thelma Rebeiro, an indigenous Macushi, is left on her own to die. The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana is therefore kindly seeking your Excellency’s kind assistance for Thelma Rebeiro to have Brazilian Medical treatment.The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana is prepared to have the residents of Shulinab village sign a petition for Thelma Rebeiro’s Brazilian Medical treatment. Your Excellency, in the event an interview is required, TAAMOG is prepared to comply.Yours sincerely,Peter Persaudlast_img read more

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Fort St. John bus fare increasing 50 cents

first_img– Advertisement – Seniors and students will pay $1.75 per fare and $35.00 per month, up from $1.25 and $26.00. Packs of 10 tickets will cost $18.00 for adults and $15.75 for seniors/students. The HandyDART will still cost $2.00 within the city and $4.00 from Taylor and Charlie Lake. B.C. Transit last increased its fares in Fort St. John in September 2007. The transit system in Fort St. John began in 1981 with three buses at a time when residents only had to pay 40 cents per ride.last_img read more

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City committee gives nod to house size limits

first_img(213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some residents were happy with the restrictions, while others said it did not go far enough. Others complained it would stifle architectural creativity and impinge on the needs of modern families. Councilman Jack Weiss asked for a menu of rule changes that could allow communities to make the mansionization ordinance more restrictive or less restrictive according to their needs. “Every community is distinct,” Weiss said. “There have to be ways to allow communities to chart their own destiny here.” More information on the proposed mansionization ordinance is available on the Planning Department’s Web site at http://cityplanning.lacity.org/. kerry.cavanaugh @dailynews.com A Los Angeles City Council committee gave its initial OK to a new mansionization ordinance that would limit the size of big homes on smaller lots. The Planning and Land Use committee asked the City Attorney’s Office to draft the ordinance, which will come back to the commitee in September for approval and then pass to the full City Council for a vote. The Baseline Mansionization Ordinance would limit square footage on homes based on their lot size and neighborhood zoning. For example, on a typical 5,000-square-foot lot, a property owner can now build a 7,000-square-foot house. The proposed ordinance would restrict a house on that lot size to between 2,500 to 3,000 square feet. It would also prohibit new, two-story homes if communities choose to become a single-story district. last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. 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Man City star Rodri predicted Watford result a week before it happened

first_img“I liked especially the second half because after 5-0 in this kind of game people start to think for themselves and don’t do what you have to do offensively and defensively.“We spoke about that and why we should run more than necessary. We were more aggressive without the ball in the second half.” After the shock result, the Spaniard bravely fronted up to the club’s in-house media channel to talk about the loss.While others may have been more cautious in their ambitions following such a defeat, Rodri put his money where his mouth was.He claimed Man City would ‘kill’ their next opponents in the Premier League and he was spot on as they demolished the Hornets 8-0 at the Etihad Stadium.He told City TV last weekend: “Normally when you get these matches [against Norwich], in the next one you kill the opponents.“So that’s what we’re going to do in the next match, we’re going to kill our opponents. Pep told us, this team isn’t allowed to lose, we have to win.” update rookie error LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES deals 2 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP latest Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Manchester City players celebrate during the win over Watford Rodri in action during the defeat to Norwich targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti stalemate After the incredible victory over Watford, manager Pep Guardiola said: “Well it was a lovely day, a lovely result and a good performance but after 1-0 we gave them two chances to score two goals and they didn’t do that and then we did it.“What can I say? Five shots on target and five goals. This is football. Last game we shot 15 against Norwich and we couldn’t score as much as possible.“The quality we have upfront is extraordinary and that’s why we can do what we have done. Manchester City star Rodri eerily predicted they would thrash Watford a week before it happened.The ex-Atletico Madrid star, signed for £62.8million in the summer, was part of the team who lost 3-2 to Norwich City last weekend. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Getty Images – Getty What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ appointed on target Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son AFP or licensors Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more 2 statement last_img read more

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Scott County Inmate Roster – 1-12-18

first_imgRelease Date:01-11-2018 – 1:38 pm WALKER, NICOLE Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-001571 Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000026 View Profile >>> View Profile >>> View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking Date:01-11-2018 – 11:38 am Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000035 Charges:IC 35-46-1-4(A)FL6 ~ NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENTIC 35-45-2-1(C)FL5 ~ INTIMIDATION – DEADLY WEAPONIC 35-42-2-2(B)(1)(A)FL6 ~ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – WHILE ARMED WITH A DEADLY WEAPON Booking Date:01-11-2018 – 11:35 am Booking Date:01-11-2018 – 11:39 am Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000039 Booking Date:01-09-2018 – 2:30 pm EBERTSHAUSER, TIMOTHY Booking Date:01-11-2018 – 9:42 am Booking Date:11-28-2017 – 1:52 am Charges:IC 35-46-1-4(A)FL6 ~ NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT ROBINSON, RYAN View Profile >>> View Profile >>> CHILTON, JENNIFER Release Date:01-11-2018 – 1:57 pm View Profile >>> Charges:IC 35-48-4-13(A)MB ~ VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE Booking Date:01-12-2018 – 2:58 am View Profile >>> MILLIGAN, DARRELL Booking Date:12-17-2017 – 12:18 pm Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. View Profile >>> ABNER, BRITTANY Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. MOORE, ERICA View Profile >>>center_img Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-001459 Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000032 Booking Date:01-11-2018 – 4:36 pm Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000037 Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000038 Booking Date:01-11-2018 – 11:39 am Charges:IC 35-44.1-2-9(MA) ~ FAILURE TO APPEAR Charges:IC 35-48-4-13(A)MB ~ VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE Charges:IC 35-48-4-13(b)FL6 ~ MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCEIC 35-48-4-1.1(A)FL5 ~ DEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINEIC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINEIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIAIC 16-42-19-18(FL6) ~ UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE HOWARD, ERIC Charges:IC 35-43-4-2(A)MA ~ THEFT — LESS THAN $750IC 35-43-4-2.7(D)MB ~ UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLE Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000031 Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000034 Charges:OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT View Profile >>> Charges:IC 9-30-10-16 ~ HABITUAL TRAFFIC VIOLATOR Booking Date:01-11-2018 – 11:38 am Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000036 MORRIS, TERRY BARGER, LISA Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000040 Booking Date:01-11-2018 – 4:30 pm View Profile >>> Charges:IC 35-48-4-1.1(A)FL5 ~ DEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINEIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIAIC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINEIC 16-42-19-18(FL6) ~ UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGEIC 35-48-4-13(b)FL6 ~ MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE Charges:IC 35-44.1-3-4(C)FL6 ~ ESCAPE; FAILURE TO RETURN TO LAWFUL DETENTION AUTENRIEB, VICTORIA Booking Date:01-11-2018 – 11:36 am Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000033 STIDAM, TIFFANY SMITH, CLINTON Release Date:01-11-2018 – 8:36 am View Profile >>> Charges:IC 35-48-4-5(FL6) ~ DEALING IN A COUNTERFEIT SUBSTANCEIC 35-44.1-3-5(B)FL5 ~ TRAFFICKING WITH AN INMATE – CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, DEADLY WEAPON OR CELL PHONIC 35-48-4-6(B)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF COCAINE OR SCHEDULE I OR II NARCOTIC DRUG Charges:IC 35-48-4-13(b)FL6 ~ MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCElast_img read more

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Garda forced to jump out of way of speeding car at checkpoint

first_imgA Garda had to jump out of the way of a speeding car after he tried to stop it at an official checkpoint.The Garda was operating the checkpoint at Killylastin, Letterkenny on January 16th last when the incident happened.Letterkenny District Court was told today that the Garda had to jump out of the way when a Honda Civic car being driven by Ciaran Maguire. The court was told that Maguire, aged 23 of Dooballagh, Letterkenny then drove off at speed and almost hit another car.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had no tax on the car and panicked on the day.The court heard the car is registered to a Niall Maguire of Dooballagh, Letterkenny.Judge Paul Kelly said that the driver was lucky he was not facing more serious charges. He fined the LYIT student €150.Garda forced to jump out of way of speeding car at checkpoint was last modified: December 15th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SA judge on Forbes power list

first_imgSouth Africa’s Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and, according to Forbes magazine, the 64th most powerful woman in the world. (Image: Peter Gruber Foundation) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rupert Colville Spokesperson UN Human Rights press-info@ohchr.org 00 41 22 917 9767 • UN Human Rights Useful contacts (PDF) • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Information Unit ictr-press@un.org RELATED ARTICLES • SA judge UN Human Rights head • SA judge heads UN racism review • Goldstone to get MacArthur prize • SA women take the lead • South Africa’s ConstitutionNicky Rehbock and Samson MulugetaSouth Africa’s Navanethem Pillay, a former judge and antiapartheid lawyer appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in July 2008, is one of Forbes magazine’s 100 most powerful women in the world.In its August 2009 edition the globally respected US-based magazine features a range of ambitious women from across the world who are influential in business, government and philanthropy. Pillay, debuting at number 64, is the second African to make it on to the list, placed three spots ahead of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.Taking first position – for the fourth consecutive year – is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Other prominent women on the list include Indian National Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi (13), US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (36) and US first lady Michelle Obama (40).Forbes said it ignored celebrity status when compiling its list, opting rather to use a combination of two scores: visibility – the number of press mentions – and the size of the organisation or country the woman leads. And by that metric, Pillay qualifies. The UN body she heads employs 1 000 people and has an annual budget of about R945-million (US$120-million).As the top UN human rights watchdog Pillay is charged with “upholding universal ideals of human dignity”, and has a “unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights”, according to the mission statement of the Geneva-based agency.Modest beginningsThe daughter of a bus-driver father and an unschooled mother, Pillay grew up in a poor suburb of Durban in South Africa’s former Natal province, now called KwaZulu-Natal. She lived in a segregated, Indians-only community enforced by the apartheid government’s Group Areas Act, which barred people from living, operating businesses or owning land anywhere else but in the areas designated for their particular race.Supported by donations from members of her community, Pillay studied at the then University of Natal, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1963 and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 1965. She later attended Harvard Law School in the US, obtaining a Master of Laws (LLM) in 1982 and a Doctor of Juridical Science degree in 1988.In 1967 she became the first woman to open her own law practice in Natal. She had no alternative: “No law firm would employ me because they said they could not have white employees taking instructions from a coloured person,” she said.During her 28 years as a lawyer in South Africa, she defended antiapartheid activists and helped expose the use of torture and poor conditions of political detainees. When her husband, Gaby, was detained under apartheid laws, she successfully sued to prevent the police from using unlawful methods of interrogation against him. In 1973 she won the right for political prisoners on Robben Island, including former president Nelson Mandela, to have access to lawyers.‘Rape no longer a trophy of war’In 1995 Pillay joined the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda – established by the UN Security Council to try those held responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide – and was elected judge president of the court in 1999. The only woman on the panel, she presided over cases that established mass rape as a form of genocide.“From time immemorial, rape has been regarded as spoils of war. Now it will be considered a war crime. We want to send out a strong signal that rape is no longer a trophy of war,” Pillay said after her landmark verdict.She also served as International Criminal Court judge based in The Hague, Netherlands, from 2003 to 2008 and was the first black judge of South Africa’s high court, being nominated for the position in 1995 by Mandela.“Judges were all white and male,” Pillay told The Sydney Morning Herald on 26 July 2008, adding that “the first time I entered a judge’s chambers was when I entered my own”. As a black lawyer under apartheid, she would have been barred from entering a judge’s chambers.Pillay is also noted for co-founding the local nongovernmental organisation Advice Desk for the Abused and running a shelter for victims of domestic violence.As a member of South Africa’s Women’s National Coalition – formed in 1991 to bring women together as a unified force – Pillay contributed to the inclusion of an equality clause in the country’s Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, religion and sexual orientation.She is also a founding member of Equality Now, an international women’s rights organisation based in New York. In July this year she appealed to US President Barack Obama to either release Guantanamo Bay detainees or try them in a court of law.No trivial incidentPillay traces her interest in justice back to an incident when she was six years old. One day her mother asked her to take R5 (63 US cents) to her father at work. This was a sizeable amount at the time, equivalent to the bus driver’s monthly wage. During Pillay’s journey, the money was snatched by a bus conductor, who was later arrested and taken to court.“I ended up giving evidence in court … in the same Durban High Court where I many years later sat as a judge,” she recalled in an August 2002 audio interview with the Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre at the University of Durban-Westville in KwaZulu-Natal.“And this individual was sentenced to three months imprisonment. But what really bugged me is that we didn’t get the R5 back and I felt so guilty as a child that I had caused the loss to my parents.”last_img read more

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Keeping Your Loss Prevention Job Search Confidential

first_imgDiscretion has always been an important quality for loss prevention professionals, and that same trait can be just as important when involved in a loss prevention job search.Most loss prevention professionals have gotten where they are because of a combination of qualities: personal drive, cooperation, and ambition along with the ability to analyze, plan and execute creative tactics with integrity and an open mind are cornerstones of the profession. And when we’ve decided that it’s time to seek out new opportunities, those same skills can be extremely important as part of the confidential job search.Not every individual that becomes involved in a loss prevention job search is unhappy in their current position. Opportunities can come along in a number of different ways, and for a number of different reasons. But regardless of the circumstances, confidentiality remains an important aspect of the loss prevention job search.- Sponsor – It’s still important to develop a clear plan for your search, a powerful resume and sound practices when involved in the search process. If you don’t combine confidentiality and discretion with professionalism and consideration during your job search, the consequences can be awkward—or worse. If you want to be perceived as the best, execute your job search with savvy and integrity.So how can you search for a new job while keeping your hunt under wraps? Here are a few tips:Maintain your own confidence. To conduct an effective job search, it will be necessary to talk with people about it. However, you should let them know the information is confidential. Be especially careful about telling anyone at work who might accidentally share information that you don’t want to be disclosed. Avoid telling anyone at work when possible, and share your concerns about keeping the matter confidential at all times.Don’t use company resources when conducting the job search. It’s typically not wise to use your employer’s email, computers, or other job-related resources for job search purposes. Research has shown that as many as 75 percent or more of employers monitor their employees’ website activity. Using company time and equipment for anything job search-related can lead to some extremely awkward conversations. Don’t use your work email address as a point of contact. Don’t write your resume on the company computer. Don’t surf job sites from your work computer. Use your own email address and network to conduct your search and reach out to prospective employers. And don’t leave your resume in the copier.Don’t use your company phone to communicate with potential employers and recruiters. Stick to your home and cell phones for your job search, and limit work-hours calls to when you are on a break or at lunch. When you’re on the clock, dedicate your efforts to your current company.Tell recruiters your search is confidential. Seasoned loss prevention recruiters understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of all interactions as well as specific job searches, and operate with specific integrity to this issue. However, as a point of emphasis it is still recommended to ask recruiters to inform you and seek your permission before they submit you to a company as a candidate, and to remain committed to that confidentiality throughout the search process.Ask your prospective employer to keep your job search in confidence. Most loss prevention leaders clearly understand the importance for both the candidate and the search, but while many will take this for granted, it is still prudent to request confidentiality in the search process.Don’t respond to “blind ads” in which the name of the company is not given. More than one jobseeker has applied for what they thought was “the perfect job” only to find it was their own company posting that is being advertised.Keep a handle on your social media posts. Resist any temptation to remark on any dissatisfaction you’re your current job, supervisor, co-workers, or employer Don’t discuss your job search through social media no matter how secure you think your privacy settings are, or who you think might or might not be paying attention. Recognize that everything you do may be noticed online.Use caution regarding where you post your resume. If you’re going to apply to a particular job or company online, apply directly on the company web site. Simply posting your resume online in a public domain may lead to someone at your current company finding the post. If that happens, be prepared to answer some awkward questions.Manage your emotions in the work setting. Making the decision to move on can lead you to crossing an emotional bridge. Use caution and avoid the temptation to make your workspace less personal as a visual reminder that this is no longer your home. Resist packing up your photographs or other personal items, and work to keep everything as “normal” as possible until you achieve your goal, have accepted a new job, have the formal offer, and have made the decision to formally resign.Maintain performance excellence. Your commitment to your job and your work performance should be kept at a high level at all times. Finish a job the way you started it—strong, committed, and professional. Letting your performance drift should be unacceptable. Companies want an employee committed to their job, not their job search. Leave the right impression.This post was originally published in 2016 and was updated April 19, 2018.   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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World Cup: Team needs to keep doing the right things, says Dhoni

first_imgAfter winning their World Cup quarterfinal against Bangladesh, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said his team has to keep on repeating the right things to defend the title.”We’ll have to keep repeating what we have been doing, as simple as that. You win a game, whatever you have done right, you have to keep repeating,” the skipper, who won his 100th one-day international during the day, said at the post-match media conference.Dhoni also said for him it was heartening to see all the players chipping in with contributions, thus making it a team effort.”I think what’s important for us is we have scored runs in all the games, whether we have batted first or chased, and still, we don’t have our batsmen in the top five run scorers list for the World Cup, which means everybody has chipped in, everybody has contributed, which is a good position to be in, especially in the knockout stages,” said the 33-year-old.The skipper looked impressed too with the bowling unit who have bowled out the opposition in seven consecutive matches. He said the bowlers have actually tasted what it was like creating pressure on the batsman and that was what they have now put their belief in.”It’s the general psyche of the Indian fast bowlers, when they get a chance to bowl, they want to bowl everything in that spell of theirs, inswing, outswing, yorkers, everything.”But now I feel what they have learned is the importance of just hitting the one area where you want to bowl, and keep hitting it and building up pressure and that actually creates that pressure where the batsman gets out.”advertisement”I feel bowlers have really tasted it, and now they actually believe in that.””They are bowling at good pace, all of them are fit, and if they can keep hitting that one area, I think it will be good because that’s something where we have been lacking,” he said.last_img read more

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