Grants for apartheid victims

first_img16 April 2003The government will provide a once-off R30 000 grant to about 20 000 individuals identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as deserving reparation for suffering under apartheid.The payments amount to about R660-million, and are in addition to more than R50-million the government has already paid out, as an interim measure, to 16 500 of the 18 800 victims identified by the TRC as needing urgent relief. Reparations: grants still unclaimed Tabling and responding to the final TRC report and its recommendations in Parliament, Cape Town on Tuesday, President Thabo Mbeki said authorities would disburse the grants “as a matter of urgency” during the current financial year.The President’s response to the TRC report followed his receipt of the final two-volume report last month. The first five-volume report was handed to former President Nelson Mandela in 1998.The Commission was set up in 1995 to investigate human rights violations and atrocities committed during apartheid. In over two years of hearings, its committees heard evidence from about 2 000 people, received written statements from another 18 000, and received over 8 000 applications for amnesty for apartheid crimes.Among other things, the TRC report recommended the creation of a reparation trust fund, as well as a secretariat in the Presidency to oversee the implementation of the recommendations.President Mbeki said, however, that the money, together with material and other rehabilitation packages aimed at assisting the apartheid victims and survivors, was in acknowledgement of their suffering and contribution – not as a prize for their role in dismantling the apartheid regime for a democratic system.Mbeki said government hoped the money would offer “some relief”, since many of the victims and the general public had not been in the struggle to make money, but to liberate the nation from the jaws of apartheid.“We are convinced that, to the millions who spared neither life nor limb in struggle, there is no bigger prize than freedom itself, and a continuing struggle to build a better life for all.” … [A]s the TRC itself has underlined, no one can attach monetary value to life and suffering, nor can an argument be sustained that the efforts of millions of South Africans to liberate themselves was for monetary gain.”Mbeki hinted that government had put in place programmes aimed at helping victims deal with their medical, educational and housing needs, as articulated in the TRC Act.Unaccounted for victims soughtMbeki also called on South Africans to provide the government with information relating to people unaccounted for from the apartheid years.Mbeki urged people in possession of such information to approach the National Directorate of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other relevant departments.“The National Directorate of Public Prosecutions and relevant departments will be requested to deal with matters relating to people who were unaccounted for, post mortem records, and policy with regard to burials of unidentified persons”, he said.It is estimated that the reparation of apartheid victims will cost around R3-billion, money described by TRC chairperson Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “well-spent and in a very real sense cheap, for their [the victims’] contribution to the stability we currently enjoy is incalculable.”President Mbeki praised the TRC for its work, saying the Commission had succeeded and “handed us a united and reconciled society”.“The pain and the agony that characterised the conflict among South Africans over the decades, so vividly relived in many hearings of the Commission, planted the seed of hope – of a future bright in its humanity and its sense of caring.” Mbeki says no to ‘wealth tax’Mbeki slams apartheid lawsuits‘No blanket apartheid amnesty’ Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Laszlo To Release a WebOS

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting While in San Franciscoearlier this month, I met up with Laszlo’sFounder and CTO, David Temkin, along with CMO Kent Libbey. Laszlo has an open source Ajaxapplication development platform called OpenLaszlo – which has been used for external appslike Pandora (online radio and music sharing) and (Barclays sharemarket app). OpenLaszlo wasreleased at the end of 2004 and claims to have over a quarter of a million downloads todate. Meanwhile Laszlo received an $8 million Series C round of funding in September andin October they made a deal with Sun Microsystems, to enable OpenLaszlo applications torun on the Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME).When I spoke to David, my ears pricked up when he mentioned that Laszlo is building aWebOS. While he wasn’t able to give me many details, he did say the WebOS will be aframework as well as a set of apps. Hmmm, the WebOS space is getting crowded! More on this as it develops.Pandora, one of my fave online radios, uses OpenLaszloOpenLaszlo is often talked about as an open source competitor to Adobe’s Flex, because both are rich clientapplication development platforms. And from the user’s perspective, a website built withLaszlo is almost identical to a website built with Flash (indeed OpenLaszlo has a Flashrun-time option). From a company and developer perspective, the competition is prettyfierce between the two – illustrated by this post by Raju Bitter, an open source evangelist who uses Laszlo.I asked David what the difference is between OpenLaszlo and Flex – he told me thatOpenLaszlo is more consumer focused than Flex, which he says is mainly forenterprise.In our briefing, David showed me some nifty apps. Laszlo Mail is a commercialrich client email app that is used by ISPs and other “communication service providers”. Building on this isLaszlo’s suite of personal productivity apps, currently in development, which they call Digital Life. Again, theyplan to license this to ISPs and the like. It features email, IM, photo-sharing, calendarand works on mobile devices.Laszlo Digital LifeAll in all, OpenLaszlo is a compelling platform for building rich Ajax applications –or even Flash apps. They have a hard road to hoe competing against Adobe, a comparativelyhuge company with many more resources at their disposal (internal developers, marketing,brand name, money, etc). But being open source gives OpenLaszlo a lot of credibility inthe developer community. It would be even better if they got a couple more ‘glamor’projects like the Pandora one, to raise their profile in the consumer world.What are your thoughts on Laszlo? Has anyone here used it? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanuslast_img read more

People on the Move: May/June 2015

first_imgDavid Bunch is now a Senior Regional LP Manager for 24 Hour Fitness.Nathan Bandaries is now an AP Manager, ORC, for Albertsons-Safeway.Jeff Manni is a new AP Manager for American Girl.- Sponsor – Sha Kusuman was appointed Regional LP Director, East Coast, for Barneys New York.Tony Seidita is now Area LP Manager for Bed Bath & Beyond.Chris Scheutzow, LPC and Everett Pascual are now Area AP Managers for Big Lots.Steven Pace was appointed Operations Vice President, LP and Risk Management, for Bloomingdale’s.Jamie Bailey, CFI is now a Regional LP Manager for The Children’s Place.Rudy Vidal is now a Regional LP Manager, and Mark McDermott is now the Market Investigator Program Manager for CVS.Sonya Richey was made LP Manager, Distribution Center, for DICK’S Sporting Goods.Dollar General announced that Jennifer Walker Dotson, CFI and Ken English, LPC are now Regional AP Managers;Brian Morrison was appointed Director of AP, Distribution Centers; and Tim Bartkowiak, LPC was appointed Divisional Director of AP.Julie Saitta was made a Regional LP Investigator for DSW.Brad Reeves was appointed Manager of AP for Five Below.Mike George was appointed Regional LP Investigator for Floor and Décor.Nicholas Mitchell was made a Regional LP Manager for L Brands.Gabriel Levit, CFI is now a Regional AP Manager for Luxottica Group.Todd Scott was made a Regional LP Manager for National Stores.Shawn Zehel is now National Investigations Manager for Newgistics.Sal Miele was appointed Director of LP for NPC International.Sean Galli, LPC is now a Regional LP Manager for PETCO.Michael Mata was appointed Director of LP for Roger Dunn Golf Shops.Kersonder Williams and Valerie Laschen are now Area LP Managers for Ross Stores.Earnest Stewart was made Senior LP Specialist for Santikos Theatres.Johnny Custer, CFI, LPC was appointed Director of Asset and Profit Protection Analytics for Sears Holdings.Michael Burch, CFI was appointed Divisional Vice President of LP and Risk Management, and Bill Lehman was appointed Regional LP Manager for Tilly’s.Angelo Chavez was appointed West Coast Regional LP Manager for True Religion Brand Jeans.Christine Mullins was made Regional LP Manager for Tuesday Morning.Johnathan Owad is now LP and Safety Manager, Distribution/Fulfillment Centers, and Mark Woodrick is now Regional LP Manager for Urban Outfitters.Lauren Danchick was made Senior Manager of Recovery Client Services for The Zellman Group.Cody Anderson is now an AP Manager, and Anthony Williams was appointed Director of AP, Northeast Division for Walmart.To stay up-to-date on the latest career moves as they happen, sign up for LP Insider, the magazine’s weekly e-newsletter, or visit the People on the Move page on the magazine’s website, for People on the Move is provided by the Loss Prevention Foundation, Loss Prevention Recruiters, Jennings Executive Recruiting, and readers like you. To inform us of a promotion or new hire, email us at Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

MA Governor Proposes Tax Credit for Employment of Veterans

first_imgIn his 2017 State of the Commonwealth address, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker proposed a $4,000 tax credit for businesses hiring and retaining an unemployed veteran. The governor also mentioned that he would oppose any effort to pass a broad-based tax increase.State of the Commonwealth Address, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, January 24, 2017last_img

Yograj blames physio, godman for Yuvi’s state

first_imgCricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh has accused a Delhi based physiotherapist (Jatin Chaudhry) and a godman in Punjab of misleading his son about his illness.Yograj said he sniffed a conspiracy to harm his son, but fortune favoured Yuvraj and he was safe.Speaking to media in Chandigarh, he said that people surrounding Yuvraj were not his well-wishers and they prevented him from going to the US for treatment about six months ago.”The so-called baba (godman) and all those surrounding him did not let him go for treatment six months ago. My son told me he was going to the USA saying he would be alright. Then why were his tickets cancelled?” Yograj wondered.Yograj’s outburst came a few days after he stated that he advised Yuvraj to get a thorough medical check-up done, but he had ignored him. Yograj stated that he had to plead before his son to go to the US for treatment. He added that he did not want to blame anyone.Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj (left); Delhi based physiotherapist Jatin Chaudhry.Yograj who lives separately from wife Shabnam in Chandigarh, said that his son was a victim of conspiracy. “There should be a probe to discover how did his medical reports go missing from the car? Why should anybody steal the reports? Why should a physiotherapist treat somebody like Yuvraj as far as cancer is concerned?” he said.Yograj said that the godman gave Yuvraj a false assurance that everything was alright after the reports were stolen from the car. “And Yuvraj defied everybody, including his father. He defied medical science since baba told him he was alright. Then he went to England and got injured.”advertisementYuvraj’s father alleged that people surrounding him kept on telling that he was under some spell, but everything was alright now.”My son should go to the Golden Temple to thank the almighty and get rid of the people who were set to ruin him,” he said.”My son should now understand that when you fly high, you don’t know what is happening around. I believe that Yuvraj Singh will be strong enough to understand now,” he added. The physiotherapist and godman were not available for comments.last_img read more

Liverpool quartet star in PL Team of the Week

first_imgPremier League Premier League Team of the Week: Liverpool quartet star after West Ham rout Goal 04:00 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Emre Can Liverpool Getty Images Premier League Liverpool Sadio Mane, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Emre Can and Andrew Robertson make the cut after the Reds rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Hammerslast_img

Ranked: Who are Man Utd’s best-paid players?

first_imgManchester United Alexis or Pogba, De Gea or Lukaku? Ranking Manchester United’s best-paid players Kris Voakes Last updated 1 year ago 20:13 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() David de Gea Paul Pogba Alexis Sanchez split Getty/Goal composite Manchester United Premier League Crystal Palace v Manchester United Crystal Palace Gallery The Red Devils have been fairly liberal in handing out huge contracts in recent years, but who sits where in their list of highest salaries? Manchester United caused a real stir in January when snapping up from Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. Far beyond the Chilean being recruited from a Premier League rival midway through the season, the biggest bone of contention appeared to be his British-record salary of £350,000 per week.Such is the fascination in the money being spent by football clubs in the modern era, supporters have taken an increased interest in players’ wages as well as the outlays made to selling clubs in the transfer market.And United have led the way in splashing out on playing contracts over the course of the Premier League era, signing themselves up to the five biggest deals in English history over the last five years, most recently with Sanchez. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But who gets what in the current United squad? Below,  Goal  goes through the Old Trafford pay-grades, listing the estimated weekly salary of the top-ranked Red Devils in terms of salary.last_img read more

Projecting the USA squad vs. Paraguay

first_imgUnited States Projecting the USA squad for the friendly against Paraguay Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 1 year ago 01:41 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Timothy Weah PSG Getty Images United States United States v Paraguay Paraguay Friendlies With no official matches to play for more than a year, the U.S. national team’s March friendly feels even more like a time to experiment If you’ve been starving for meaningful U.S. national team matches to look forward to, the wait just got longer.CONCACAF’s announcement earlier this week of the format for the new Nations League competition revealed what had already been feared, that the United States won’t be playing a meaningful match until the summer of 2019, at the Gold Cup. The U.S. won’t begin Nations League play until the fall of 2019, meaning we have 16 months before U.S. players will return to action with something tangible on the line.The wait isn’t quite so long when you think about the looming appointment of a new head coach, which is expected to be made after the World Cup. Once a new boss is in charge, the work to impress him and earn places in the next World Cup qualifying cycle can begin, making his first friendlies with the U.S. vitally important. There won’t be Nations Cup matches to play, but there is a good chance high-profile friendlies against South American powers like Argentina and Brazil will be on the docket. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp That is still more than six months away though, and with the next U.S. match likely to take place in late May, the upcoming friendly against Paraguay offers a good chance to take a look at some younger prospects who have been making waves overseas. Caretaker coach Dave Sarachan has done well to focus on youth since replacing Bruce Arena, and he should continue that when the U.S. holds its upcoming camp in Cary, North Carolina.Sarachan will have the option to call a full-strength squad due to the international window, but it still seems unlikely we will see the return of veterans like Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore, or Clint Dempsey. All three are currently busy with MLS and CONCACAF Champions League, and all three would probably be best served skipping 2018 with the national team, or at the very least sitting out until a new coach is in charge. Sarachan echoed those same sentiments, making the March squad more likely to be another collection of young talent.With MLS having just kicked off, Sarachan could choose to limit the number of MLS players he calls in, especially with some MLS matches taking place during the window when the U.S. camp will be held, but the relative lack of strong foreign-based options may force him to call in at least a few MLS options.Here is a look at the team we could see called in for the March March 27 friendly against Paraguay:GOALKEEPERSBill Hamid USA Gold CupBill Hamid, Ethan Horvath, Brady Scott, William YarbroughThe days of the deep crop of American goalkeepers in Europe are behind us, and the reality is there isn’t an American starting in net in a top European league. The only American netminder current starting in a foreign first division? Club Leon’s Yarbrough, who has played well enough to merit a return to the U.S. setup. The 28-year-old has been starting regularly in Liga MX, which is more than can be said Hamid, who has been stuck on the bench at Danish side Mitdjylland since moving from D.C. United on a free transfer.FC Cologne and U.S. Under-20 prospect Brady Scott impressed at the January U.S. youth summit and could merit a look, though you could make a similar case for Jonathan Klinsmann. Ethan Horvath hasn’t played in an official match for Club Brugge since October, and could thus be skipped in favor of an MLS goalkeeper. Toronto FC has a bye week during the window, which could allow Alex Bono to be called in.DEFENDERSCameron Carter-Vickers Sheffield UnitedDeAndre Yedlin, Timmy Chandler, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matt Miazga, Erik Palmer-Brown, Justen Glad, Antonee Robinson, Shaq MooreIf there’s a position to be excited about for this camp, and squad, it’s central defense. Miazga, Carter-Vickers and Palmer-Brown are all seeing regular first-team minutes in Europe, and all three should play key roles in the next cycle. John Brooks would be a shoe-in for this camp if he hadn’t been sidelined all year with a toe injury. Without him, Sarachan could look to bring in someone like Tim Ream for a veteran presence. Geoff Cameron would seem to make more sense, but it is safe to say he has burned all his bridges with the current U.S. setup and isn’t likely to see a call-up again until a new coach is hired.At fullback, Chandler is an interesting case because he’s in the midst of an excellent season at Eintracht Frankfurt and should be a lock, but will he be called or left in Germany? Moore has fallen out of the first-team picture at Levante, but the La Liga-based right back still merits a look after having enjoyed a stretch of starts in Spain. English-born left back Antonee Robinson has been a steady starter at Bolton (on loan from Everton) and should get a look, especially at a traditionally thin position.MIDFIELDERSChristian Pulisic USAChristian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Keaton Parks, Kenny Saief, Danny Williams, Joe Corona, Kekuta Manneh, Kyle ScottThe New York Red Bulls have a match the weekend before the Paraguay friendly, so Tyler Adams is unlikely to be called in, but this camp is a perfect opportunity to have a look at Parks, who is enjoying a good stretch at Benfica, featuring for its reserve side in Portugal’s second division. Williams gives the team a good veteran option, and took over leadership duties when the team convened last November. D.C. United has a game during the window as well, which will likely rule out Paul Arriola.The camp should be a good opportunity for both Pulisic and McKennie to earn a start and get 90 minutes as both have fallen out of the starting lineups for their respective teams. Joe Corona isn’t an every-game starter for Club America, but he has shown well in the matches he has been given starts in.Saeif is enjoying a good stretch with Anderlecht, and hasn’t been with the U.S. since his debut last summer. Now healthy, this camp would be an excellent opportunity to bring him in and see if he can play a prominent role in the attack.Manneh has begun to earn some regular minutes with Liga MX side Pachuca, starting in the team’s past three Copa MX matches. The speedy winger has yet to play for the United States after becoming a citizen in 2016, but this camp could be a good chance to bring him into the fold.Chelsea  prospect Kyle Scott made his first team debut recently, and given the fact he’s eligible for multiple countries, it may not be a bad thing to bring the U.S. Under-20 midfielder in for a look.FORWARDSMax Kruse Aron Johannsson Werder BremenAron Johannsson, Andrija Novakovich, Rubio Rubin, Timothy WeahAfter returning from injury purgatory, and the depths of the Werder Bremen bench, Johannsson is back and producing in the German Bundesliga and should be a call-up for the March camp. Novakovich has settled in well with Dutch second-division side Telstar, and the former U.S. Under-20 striker should earn a look, especially if Sarachan passes on calling in MLS options.Weah is a particularly exciting prospect. The Under-17 World Cup standout recently made his first-team debut with Paris St. Germain, and has yet to spend time with the U.S. senior team setup. The March camp would be a perfect opportunity.Rubin has settled in quickly at Club Tijuana, earning some minutes just weeks after arriving. He impressed at the U.S. January camp, and should see another look from Sarachan.last_img read more

Besiktas 1 Bayern 3 (1-8 agg)

first_imgBesiktas 1 Bayern Munich 3 (1-8 agg): Heynckes’ men cruise into quarter-finals Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 02:47 15/3/2018 Thiago Alcantara Twitter/@FCBayern Bayern Munich remain on track for another treble under Jupp Heynckes after easily coming through a Champions League tie with Besiktas. Thiago Alcantara scored but was substituted due to injury as Bayern Munich won 3-1 at Besiktas to cruise into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.A 5-0 victory in last month’s first leg in Munich had put Bayern in a commanding position and there was never any sign of a miraculous comeback in Istanbul on Wednesday.Thiago finished from a Thomas Muller cross to extend Bayern’s advantage and score their 100th goal of the season, but the Spain international was withdrawn before the break, coach Jupp Heynckes perhaps wishing he had rested more key names after picking a strong side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Gokhan Gonul’s own goal in the first minute of the second half appeared to settle the tie for good, before Vagner Love scrambled home his first Champions League strike since 2011 to spark Besiktas’ best period of the tie.Sandro Wagner, though, restored Bayern’s two-goal cushion with his first strike in the competition in the 84th minute.Heynckes’ men could claim the Bundesliga title at the weekend if results go their way and they remain on track for another treble, the veteran coach having won the Champions League among three trophies before departing Bayern at the end of his third spell in 2013.Bayern, who have reached the Champions League semi-finals in six of the last eight seasons, will find out their quarter-final opponents in Friday’s draw.Despite their massive first-leg lead Bayern made a bright start, Arturo Vidal heading wide.Thomas Muller scored twice in last month’s game and he should have opened the scoring in the 10th minute, blasting over the rebound after Tolga Zengin parried David Alaba’s free-kick.@Thiago6 celebrates @FCBayern’s 100th goal of the season in all comps. #UCL— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 14, 2018But Muller created a fine goal for Thiago to get Bayern up and running, the midfielder timing his run into the box perfectly to tuck away a first-time finish from a pinpoint right-wing cross.Thiago limped off before half-time, giving Bayern an injury concern for the rest of the season.Besiktas had played reasonably well in the first period but the Turkish champions gifted Bayern their second moments after the restart.An innocuous right-wing cross from Rafinha should have been easy to clear, but Gonul poked the ball past Zengin under no pressure whatsoever.Referee Michael Oliver then had to briefly pause the game as a cat invaded the pitch.Miau. Miau. #BJKFCB— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) March 14, 2018Besiktas gave their fans something to cheer in the 59th minute, Alaba losing the ball in his own half, with Gonul setting up Love to squeeze the ball past Jerome Boateng on the line.Mustafa Pektemek forced a save from Sven Ulreich as Besiktas tried to level the game on the night, Bayern understandably lacking energy given their comfortable position.Bayern made sure of their win, though, substitute Wagner chesting home from close range with six minutes to go after Alaba’s cross deflected up perfectly for him. Key Opta Facts:- Bayern Munich have now reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the seventh successive season.- Jupp Heynckes is the first manager in Champions League history to win 11 consecutive games.- Bayern have now won six Champions League matches in a row, their best-ever run in a single campaign in the competition.- The last time Bayern won at least six consecutive games in a single European campaign was back in the 1995-96 UEFA Cup, when they won seven on the bounce on the way to lifting the trophy. – The German side are responsible for four of the seven biggest aggregate victories in Champions League knockout stage history (12-1 vs Sporting Lisbon 2008-09, 10-2 vs Arsenal 2016-17, 7-0 vs Shakhtar Donetsk 2014-15 and 8-1 vs Besiktas 2017-18).- All seven of Bayern Munich’s away goals in this season’s Champions League have been scored by different players (Lewandowski, Martinez, Coman, Tolisso, Thiago, Wagner and a Gokhan Gonul own goal).- Besiktas have now lost all four of their Champions League matches against Bayern, losing by an aggregate score of 1-12.  read morelast_img read more