Legal Aid Board expands its reach

first_imgA new justice centre has also been opened in Bellville, north of Cape Town, in the Western Cape, bringing the board’s national footprint to 62 justice centres and 51 satellite offices. Makokoane said that by spreading satellite offices and justice centres all over the country, the board was showing that it wanted all the people of South Africa, especially women and children, to have access to justice. 23 December 2008 Satellite offices have been opened this year in Bulwer, Dundee and Escourt in KwaZulu-Natal province; Elliot and Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape; Ladybrand in the Free State, Wolmaranstad in North West; Musina in Limpopo; and Hartswater in the Northern Cape. “Our national footprint expansion ensures that communities have access to our lawyers, and that our lawyers are present in all criminal courts in this country,” Legal Aid Board chief operating officer Jerry Makokoane said in Pretoria earlier this month. According to a statement by the board, it is critical that communities receive increased public education and awareness of their rights and responsibilities and how to access legal services. Source: BuaNews Rights awareness Justice for all The Legal Aid Board of South Africa launched a new justice centre and nine additional satellite offices in 2008, improving access to free legal services in townships and rural areas across the country. “They need not travel long distances to reach our offices,” said Makokoane, adding that people did not have to pay for the board’s services as they were tax-funded. The board focuses on remote communities and vulnerable groups, increasing access to independent legal services, both civil and criminal. “We also provide legal assistance in the dedicated courts, such as the Children’s Courts, Commercial Crimes Courts, Sexual Offences Courts as well as the Labour Courts.”last_img read more

Silk Feel Triple Flower and Pearl Centre Alice Band Headband Flower Girl : Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2

first_img Beautiful flower girl head band. Beautiful hair band an fast delivery thank you :). Band thickness smaller than shown on picture otherwise beautiful. One of the flowers came unstuck in transit which was disappointing, a bit of glue solved that quickly enough though (for the price i wasn’t going to send it back) it looked the part for my 2 year old flower girl who has now kept it as a souvenir for her duties :-). This headband is really nice and pretty bought 2 for my daughters to wear for my wedding as they are going to be my bridesmaids, they look fantastic. Arrived very quickly which was great as it was a last minute purchase for my wedding. The hairband is lovely, perfect for flowergirls. Beautiful hair band an fast delivery thank you :). Beautiful flower girl head band. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2 to 5, fitted all lovely and are well padded around the ears for comfort. One of the flowers came unstuck in transit which was disappointing, a bit of glue solved that quickly enough though (for the price i wasn’t going to send it back) it looked the part for my 2 year old flower girl who has now kept it as a souvenir for her duties :-). This headband is really nice and pretty bought 2 for my daughters to wear for my wedding as they are going to be my bridesmaids, they look fantastic. Lovely head band but little small for a 6 year old. Band thickness smaller than shown on picture otherwise beautiful. Lovely head band but little small for a 6 year old. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2 to 5, fitted all lovely and are well padded around the ears for comfort. Arrived very quickly which was great as it was a last minute purchase for my wedding. The hairband is lovely, perfect for flowergirls. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2 Bridal accessoryWhite Silk Feel Triple Flower and Pearl Centre Alice Band Headband Flower GirlNarrow, ribbon covered plastic alice bandTrio of satin style flowers offset to one sideWhite faux pearl bead clusters enhance flower centresDecoration measures 8cm by 2.75cm and band measures 7mm wideAll measurements approximate across widest pointslast_img read more

How to Be an Effective CEO

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Gritty Entrepreneurs#NYT#start#StartUp 101 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts This is one post/chapter in a serialized book called Startup 101. For the introduction and table of contents, please click here.First-time entrepreneurs are usually also first-time CEOs. When you look at your first business card that says CEO, don’t forget that it is not necessarily telling the truth. You earn the title of CEO through your actions and your results. You still have your training wheels on.Fortunately, there is probably more advice available on how to be an effective CEO than on almost any other subject. This chapter gives you a quick guide, but do invest the time to read the classics, particularly:“The Effective Executive,” by Peter Drucker,“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen Covey.These are timeless classics. Their authors do not attempt to create any modern theory or expound on any particular business or market trend. The books work because they are based on observation. The authors observed effective people to find out what they did right.The Effective ExecutivePeter Drucker’s “Effective Executive” was written in 1966. It is a slim tome and easy to read, even if the language is a bit dated. Drucker focuses on how to allocate time, because you can get more of almost any resource except time. His advice to find time for uninterrupted work is particularly relevant to today’s multi-tasking world. He is also very clear about the need to allocate enough time for people. If you need an hour with someone, don’t think you are being efficient by rushing through the meeting in 15 minutes.CEOs allocate resources. The first resource they need to allocate is their own time.One popular book today is “Now, Discover Your Strengths,” by Marcus Buckingham. Drucker was a big proponent of accentuating a person’s strengths rather than managing their weaknesses.The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” first published in 1989, is a self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey. It has sold over 15 million copies. Covey observes the following habits in effective people:Habit 1: Be proactive.Change starts from within. Most people react to external forces. To lead effectively, you have to overcome that natural tendency.Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind.You cannot lead unless you know where you want to get to.Habit 3: Put first things first.This is similar to what Drucker recommends. You need to have a very clear view of what is important, so that you know what to spend time on. Note that this often means leaving your comfort zone by acting on tasks that you don’t naturally like or feel competent in performing.Habit 4: Think win/win.Seek agreement and relationships that are mutually beneficial. In cases in which a win/win deal cannot be achieved, accept that agreeing on “no deal” may be the best alternative. In developing an organizational culture, be sure to reward win/win behavior among employees, and avoid inadvertently rewarding win/lose behavior.Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.First seek to understand the other person, and only then try to be understood. Stephen Covey presents this habit as the most important principle of inter-personal relations. Effective listening is not simply echoing what the other person has said through the lens of your own experience. Rather, it is putting yourself in the mindset of the other person, listening empathetically for both feeling and meaning.Habit 6: Synergize.Through trustful communication, find ways to leverage individual differences to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Through mutual trust and understanding, people can often solve conflicts and find better solutions than would have been obtained through either person’s own solution.Habit 7: Sharpen the saw.Take time out from production to build production capacity through personal renewal of the physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual dimensions. Maintain a balance among these dimensions.Three Things a CEO Has to Do WellThis is all you need to do as a CEO:Set direction and milestones (resisting the tempting distraction of juicy diversification). The ability to clearly say, “No, we are not doing that,” is very important.Allocate resources (both financial and human, starting with your time).Hire and fire the top team (we have devoted a separate chapter to hiring an A-Team because this is much harder to say than do).Making the Transition from Entrepreneur to CEOYour average entrepreneur would probably say, “Yeah, right!” if told that they have to do only three things. The reality of a startup is that you usually have to do a bit of everything. You have to be product manager, if not the actual coder and designer. You become the chief marketing officer, chief financial officer, chief of just about anything that needs to get done.This, of course, is unsustainable. You have to work out a transition plan that allows you to hire people to take over all the jobs that you currently do except the three CEO jobs.Here are five tips for managing that transition:Record how much time you spend on these tasks. Understand the process. You cannot hire for, outsource, or automate a task unless you understand it yourself. Look at this “chief of everything” phase as your chance to learn.Recognize the reality that you are not an expert in these tasks. So K.I.S.S.Understand the difference between “core” and “context” in your business. Core is what you have to do really well and do in-house. Everything else you can and should outsource.Hire, outsource, and automate in proportion to the growth of your business. If you can manage five clients with everything else you are doing, and your two-year plan calls for 20 clients, hire someone who knows how to win and manage 20 clients (not someone who managed 1,000 clients at their last job). When you finally get the resources, there is a huge temptation to over-engineer.Pay particular attention to hiring someone to do the one job that you love and could continue doing very competently (whether that is coding, design, marketing, sales, or finance). Holding on to this one job, your comfort zone, is hugely tempting. But it is a huge mistake that will prevent you from becoming an effective CEO. bernard lunnlast_img read more

Chelsea, Arsenal, Napoli, Inter advance in Europa League

first_imgAleksandr Hleb, who played for Arsenal from 2005-08, came on as substitute in the 58th and was applauded by the home fans at the Emirates Stadium.No more drawsAfter four consecutive draws in all competitions — including 2-2 at Shakhtar Donetsk last week in the first leg — Eintracht Frankfurt celebrated a 4-1 victory and advance 6-3 overall.Forward Luka Jovic scored his sixth European League goal this season for a 1-0 lead in the 23rd. It was 2-0 just four minutes later after Sebastien Haller converted from the penalty spot. Haller added his second and substitute Ante Rebic also scored late in the game.Ancelotti advancesNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti made it two wins from his first two games in the Europa League with a 2-0 home victory over Zurich.After a 3-1 away win in Switzerland last week, Napoli easily advanced 5-1 on aggregate.Forwards Simone Verdi and Adam Ounas scored in each half at the Stadio San Paolo.Other gamesInter advanced after eliminating Austrian club Rapid Vienna 5-0 on aggregate after winning the second leg 4-0 in Rome. 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MOST READ Italian clubs Napoli and Inter also had no problems to make the next phase while last year’s semifinalist Salzburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Valencia, Villarreal, Dinamo Zagreb, Zenit, Benfica, Kiev, Rennes, Krasnodar and Slavia Prague all made it through.Former champion Sevilla advanced after knocking out Lazio on Wednesday.The draw for the last 16 is scheduled for Friday.Here’s a look at Thursday’s games:Effective EmeryArsenal manager Unai Emery made three changes to the starting lineup he used last week in Belarus, bringing on playmaker Mesut Ozil and defender Stephan Lichtsteiner while Aubameyang replaced suspended French forward Alexandre Lacazette .Those changes paid off.Aubameyang needed just four minutes to create the opener. He broke down the right before his cross hit defender Zakhar Volkov, who diverted the ball past goalkeeper Denis Scherbitski.Lichtsteiner made his presence felt when he saved on the goal line minutes later.Mustafi headed home the second from Granit Xhaka’s corner six minutes before interval. Papastathopoulos scored with another header on the hour mark, just four minutes after coming from the bench as substitute to replace injured captain Laurent Koscielny. View comments Sarri’s position was already being called into question after the 6-0 loss at City in the Premier League on Feb. 10. Even worse, the team dropped to sixth in the Premier League in recent weeks and is out of the top 4 Champions League places.On Thursday, Chelsea looked in control but couldn’t find a breakthrough until Giroud netted in the 55th.Malmo defender Rasmus Bengtsson was sent off after picking his second yellow card in the 73rd, giving Barkley a chance to score from the subsequent free kick a minute later. Hudson-Odoi collected Willian’s perfect cross six minutes from time before surging forward to fire a low shot into the net.Earlier Thursday, Arsenal rebounded from a 1-0 loss to BATE Borisov a week ago with a comprehensive 3-0 second-leg victory.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forced an early own goal before center backs Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos added one apiece for Arsenal to advance 3-1 on aggregate.ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the round of 32, second leg, Europa League soccer match between Chelsea and Malmo FF at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Chelsea shook off their recent troubles and easily advanced in the Europa League with a 3-0 second leg victory over 10-man Malmo on Thursday, a result that takes some pressure off embattled coach Maurizio Sarri.After a scoreless first half, Olivier Giroud tapped in a cross from Willian in the 55th minute before Ross Barkley made it 2-0 from a free kick. Callum Hudson-Odoi finished it off in the 84th, with Willian setting up his goal as well.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Bencic upsets Halep to reach Dubai semifinals; Kvitova wins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Rennes made the next round 6-4 overall after a 3-1 away win at Real Betis.Slavia Prague knocked out Genk after coming from a goal down to win 4-1 in Belgium. The two drew 1-1 in the first leg in Prague.Dynamo Kiev advanced with a 1-0 win at home over Olympiakos following a 2-2 draw in the first leg.A scoreless draw with Galatasaray was enough for Benfica to get through due to a 2-1 away win in Turkey.Russia’s Krasnodar advanced on the away goals rule after a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen.Patson Daka netted twice and Xaver Schlager and Munas Dabbur added one each for Salzburg to beat Club Brugge 4-0 and advance 5-2 on aggregate.Valencia went through 3-0 on aggregate after beating Celtic 1-0 at home.Dinamo Zagreb routed Viktoria Plzen 3-0 for a result that overturned a 2-1 loss in the first leg.Two goals from Sardar Azmoun helped Zenit St. Petersburg overcome Fenerbahce 3-1 to make it through 3-2 overall.Pablo Fornals scored 10 minutes from time for Villarreal to draw 1-1 in the second leg against Sporting Lisbon, enough to advance after winning 1-0 in the first leg.last_img read more

Uganda gets new ICT Minister in minor Cabinet reshuffle

first_imgAdvertisement IN: Eng. John NasasiraPresident Yoweri Museveni Thursday made changes to his cabinet, with Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda moving from the ICT ministry to Health, where he served in the ’90s.Former minister of Works, Eng. John Nasasira has now been appointed the ICT Minister.Dr. Rugunda has served in the ICT Ministry for close to 3 years, and last week officiated at the launch of the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU). – Advertisement – “The ICT Association of Uganda is welcome to support the efforts of NITA-U and the Government in general in developing the ICT sector and eliciting benefits from the sector to Ugandans of all walks of life,” said Rugunda at the launch of the ICTAU.“This could be realized through the active participation by the Association in policy issues that the Government may wish to consult on – thus providing advisory services that will ensure that our people and the private sector interests are catered for in government planning and implementation,” he added.ICTAU Chairman, Simon Kaheru, welcomed the appointment of Eng. John Nasasira, calling upon stakeholders to work with the new Minister to develop the sector:“Let’s welcome Eng. John Nasasira to the Ministry of ICT as Full Minister and work with him for the improvement of our Sector,” Kaheru said in a statement.“WE ALL have a role to play in making things work – the Minister and his team as well as we, the Private Sector and members of the general public,” he added.In other changes, Army boss Gen. Aronda Nyakairima has been appointed new Minister of Internal affairs while Katumba Wamala is the new Chief of Defence Forces (CDF).In other changes, Mary Karooro Okurut moves to the Gender, Labour and Social Development Ministry. Former Health Minister ONdoa becomes presidential advisor on Health.Rose Namayanja takes over as Information and National Guidance Minister from Okurut. Hillary Onek, who was at Internal affairs Minister, is moved to Disaster Preparedness and Refugees.About Eng. John Nasasira61-year-old John Nasasira has continuously represented Kazo County, Kiruhura District, in the Ugandan Parliament, from 1989 until today, a span of over two (2) decades. Between 1989 and 1991, he served as Minister of State for Works. From 1991 until 1992, he served as an Adviser to the President of Uganda on Public Relations. In 1992 he was appointed Minister of State for Works, Transportation and Communications, servng in that capacity until 1994.From 1994 until 1995, Nasasira was one of the delegates to the Constituent Assembly that drew up the 1995 Uganda Constitution. He also served as Minister of State for Agriculture, during the same period. In 1995, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, serving there until 1996. In 1996, he was appointed Minister of Works, Housing and Communications. For ten (10) years, he served in that capacity, making him one of the longest-lasting cabinet appointments in the National Resistance Movement government. In 2006, a new Ministry of Information Communication Technology was created and John Nasasira’s portifolio became Minister of Works and Transportation.last_img read more