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Mend on the Move program aims to empower women who have survived abuse

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DETROIT – Sabrina Miller is a 40-year-old mother of three. Her youngsters are on the whole young ladies: a 22-year-old, a 16-year-old and an 11-year-old. Sabrina is an overcomer of human dealing. “I was shipped from I-94 and Conner’s Avenue to
'DETROIT – Sabrina Miller is a 40-year-old mother of three. Her youngsters are on the whole young ladies: a 22-year-old, a 16-year-old and an 11-year-old. Sabrina is an overcomer of human dealing. “I was shipped from I-94 and Conner’s Avenue to Chicago and Cleveland,” Miller said. Sabrina said that, during her long stretches of being dealt through the nation, her life was loaded up with sexual maltreatment and medications and she believed she had no chance to get out. In the long run, the police led a sting and Sabrina was liberated. She said she is presently getting her life on track. “I’m presently a superior parent. I’m not on medications,” Miller said. Sabrina said her activity as an adornments craftsman at a philanthropic called Mend on the Move has been instrumental in her recuperating. “I am presently carrying on with an organized life. I am in conditions where I have only help,” Miller said. Repair on the Move, worked by Joanne Ewald, who is likewise an overcomer of maltreatment, is a gems business that utilizes ladies who have endure misuse. Working at Mend is something beyond a vocation to the ladies who work there. It is a home and a place of refuge. “I know I’m sheltered here,” Miller said. “I’m ready to share whatever individual things I experience, and I’m ready to be bolstered all through those choices or occurrences that I may have experienced.” During its initial days, Mend worked out of a rotating number of kitchens and storm cellars. Yet, presently, Ewald has tied down a recreational vehicle to go about as a portable gem making a studio. “It’s our place we can call our home,” Ewald said. “Also, it’s so happy and wonderful to be in there.” Since the buy of the versatile studio, Mend has had the option to extend its business to Pontiac and offer chances to more survivors than any time in recent memory. “I can say that I’m going to give you occupation and treat you with the regard and pride you merit,” Ewald said. “What’s more, ideally, that will give you a kick off into recovering your life altogether.” Sabrina and the other 40 ladies who have been utilized by Mend demonstrate that Ewald’s central goal is fit as a fiddle.'

‘Bakhabar Savera’ host Madiha Naqvi got married

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TV anchor Madiha Naqvi tied the knot with MQM-leader Faisal Sabzwari. Recently their Walima ceremony was held in Karachi. Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, families and other close relatives of the bride and groom attended the
'TV anchor Madiha Naqvi tied the knotwith MQM-leader Faisal Sabzwari. Recentlytheir Walima ceremony was held in Karachi. Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah, Sindh GovernorImran Ismail, families and other closerelatives of the bride and groom attendedthe ceremony. Picture of their marriage was sharedon social media. This marriage is the second marriage of both. Madiha firstmarriage had ended up in divorce. She was married to Syed Ali in 2013. View this post on Instagram #tb to #doodhpattiaurkhabar days A post shared by Madeha Naqvi (@madeha.naqvi) on Jun 28, 2019 at 9:14am PDT She is a renowned TV host as she has been associated with many channels such as Geo,Samaa, andBol. Currently, she is hosting a morningshow ‘Bakhabar Savera’ on famous TV channel ARY news. Madiha was born in Lahore. She completedher schooling from Lahore and then graduated from the mass communication department of the renowned Kinnaird college.'

Weekly News Brief

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HEADLINE NEWS THIS WEEK The State Capture Commission this week had former President Jacob Zuma on the witness box to answer questions regarding happenings during his reign especially in regards to the effect his relationship with the Gupta’s and the
'HEADLINE NEWS THIS WEEK The State Capture Commission this week had former President Jacob Zuma on the witness box to answer questions regarding happenings during his reign especially in regards to the effect his relationship with the Gupta’s and the influence they had over his appointments of cabinet ministers.Zuma’s lawyers on Wednesday withdrew their client’s participation at the proceedings, citing unfair questioning.However, on Friday morning , Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo announced  the decision that the former president would no longer participate in the proceedings had been withdrawn. with the former president’s lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane telling the commission that Zuma would take no further part in the proceedings.The former President has been invited to the state capture commission to tell his side of the story and answer to allegations that implicated him in matters involving corruption and irregular happenings during the time he was in power.In Johannesburg, illegal land invasions issues continue to make headlines as more and more communities rise up in arms to protest what they accuse the authorities of turning a blind eye to land invasions.More officers have been deployed to southern Joburg on Friday morning as protests over illegal land occupation spread to more areas.Residents in Kliptown and Protea South have now joined communities from Lenasia South, Ennerdale, Zakariyya Park and Eldorado Park in voicing their anger and frustration.They’ve now taken matters into their own hands, bringing the areas to a standstill by barricading main roads.On Friday morning, Zakariyya Park was in total shutdown; roads were closed with burning tyres and bricks.Drivers and commuters had a hard time getting to work as a result.The week has also seen the Public Protector find that President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately misled Parliament in relation to a R500,000 donation to his African National Congress (ANC) election campaign fund.Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane released the findings of her report at a briefing in Pretoria on Friday.In November 2018, Ramaphosa responded to a question in which he claimed that the money was in fact payment to his son for services but he later corrected.Mkhwebane has not only found that President Cyril Ramaphosa misled Parliament but that he also improperly exposed himself to a situation involving a conflict of interest.She also found that there was an improper relationship between the president and his family and African Global Operations – formerly known as Bosasa.In Cape Town, the war on gangs has culminated in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops being officially deployed and are expected to continue operations indefinitely.SANDF rolled into gang-plagued Cape Flats neighbourhoods on Thursday causing a sense of excitement among residents.The army was in Manenberg and Hanover Park providing support to SAPS members.The Police minister Bheki Cele, who made the announcement last week said there are 10 key areas that have been identified where army deployment could help police, including Manenberg, Bishop Lavis, Mitchells Plain, and Nyanga.Residents have desperately waited for the deployment of the SANDF to gang-stricken neighbourhoods.The week also saw South Africa lose two of her valued artists, Johnny Clegg , the 66-year-old musician and anthropologist, dubbed the “White Zulu”, passed away on Tuesday after battling pancreatic cancer.He was on Wednesday laid to rest in a private ceremony attended by his family and some of his band members.Clegg has been described as a unifier who fought against apartheid through his music and teachings, Clegg was honoured worldwide.Veteran actress Nomhle Nkonyeni , also passed on and her funeral was today, Friday, in her hometown of Port Elizabeth.Thousands of mourners are expected to gather at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton to bid farewell to Nkonyeni, who passed away last week after a short illness.She was 77-years-old.Nkonyeni was a respected member of the arts and entertainment community, having had many roles in her decades-long career in television, film and theatre.May their souls rest in peace.OTHER THINGS WE LIKED In yet another front,the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and President Cyril Ramaphosa have beenat loggerheads for weeks over the implementation of one of her reports,official correspondence attached to court papers reveal.Mkhwebane has accusedRamaphosa of  failingto uphold  theintegrity of the Constitution and said he would need to act to implement theremedial action or risk causing a “Constitutional crisis”. On Monday, Ramaphosafiled urgent court papers seeking a declaratory order that confirms he hascomplied with remedial action set forth by Mkhwebane in her report over theearly retirement and pension payout of former SARS deputy commissioner, IvanPillay.Water and SanitationMinister Lindiwe Sisulu in a bid to bring  changes in the troubled department has saidshe wants officials to be hands-on  sevendays a week . Sisulu tabled her department’s R16 billion budget vote onTuesday where she promised to clean up the department which had run out ofmoney last year.Last year, Parliament also called for a full inquiry into thedepartment, formerly led by Nomvula Mokonyane.Sisulu said that access towater, like many sectors in SA, needed to be transformed.While presenting his budgetfor the Department of Defence to Parliament on Tuesday, the Minister of Defenceand Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said budget cuts were putting theability of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to carry out itsconstitutional mandate into question.Mapisa-Nqakula presented the Departmentof Defence’s  R50.5 billion budget  . She said over the past few years, the departmenthad been forced to continuously scale down its plans in response to a decliningbudget.Mapisa-Nqakula said the situation was worsening.On a brighter note, the SouthAfrican unit of Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would hire an additional1,200 staff at one of its  local assembly plants , an increase of over 25%, to add an extra shift andraise production.The additional shift, which will increase production to 720vehicles per day, is the result of a R3 billion ($215 million) investment inSouth Africa that was announced in 2017, aimed at increasing annual productionto 168,000 units.The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appealed to the public to allow for the process of funding to be finalised and not to create panic and uncertainty among staff.On Sunday, the  Sunday Times  reported that the cash-strapped public broadcaster plans on cutting its staff by 33% as part of its turnaround strategy.The paper also claimed the SABC was hoping to save R279 million a year and close down five regional offices.The SABC’s Vuyo Mthembu said this was not true.ICYMI Globetrotting Soweto Based String Ensemble BuskaidPerform In Joburg Linder Auditorium , St Andrew’s Road Parktown, Johannesburg   July 21 @ 08:00 – 17:00 Tickets180 to R280 Buskaid, which isbased in Diepkloof, Soweto has now entered its 22 nd  year.Inthat time, the Buskaid Ensemble has travelled the world 26 times to hugeinternational acclaim.It’s the only South African orchestra to have played atthe BBC Proms and was subsequently named as one of the world’s 10 mostinspirational orchestras by the UK’s Gramophone Magazine.International Maritime DefenseExhibition and Conference 2019 July 23 @08:00 – July 24 @ 17:00 Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Ghanaian Navy, the inaugural International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference 2019 will feature the largest gathering of Africa’s maritime industry, as we host regional and international Chiefs of Naval Staff to celebrate this important milestone. . The post Weekly News Brief appeared first on iAfrica.com .'

What Cape Town did this Mandela Day

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It was a busy Mandela Day in the Mother City.In the spirit of one of Africa’s greatest heroes, many Capetonians went to work for their 67 minutes today supporting causes close to their hearts and helping those in need.
'It was a busy Mandela Day in the Mother City.In the spirit of one of Africa’s greatest heroes, many Capetonians went to work for their 67 minutes today supporting causes close to their hearts and helping those in need.Cape Town was filled with kindness and love as eager locals rose to the occasion and helped make a difference.The Western Cape Government joined celebrity chef Jenny Morris to feed those in need.Celebrating #MandelaDay2019 with @JennyMorrisChef , @Magic828Music & others! : @Haybre , @WCGovTPW , @ihotelschool pic.twitter.com/Wk1MS6P1NE — Western Cape Gov (@WesternCapeGov) July 18, 2019 Our president visited children at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. #MandelaDay2019 @CyrilRamaphosa greets child patients at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital pic.twitter.com/XeAi99nTL9 — SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) July 18, 2019 The City of Cape Town put children’s safety first and activated a new pedestrian crossing along AZ Berman Drive.City of Cape Town honours Madiba’s legacy by putting child safety first on International Mandela Day.Read more: https://t.co/6PvJg2iCHV #CTNews pic.twitter.com/z5jscArqXd — City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) July 18, 2019 The Cape Town City FC spent their day at Langa Cheshire home uplifting others.We rise by lifting others Cape Town City squad spending Mandela Day at Langa Cheshire Home Donations is always admirable, but making a difference to the community is what we all about #iamCityFC pic.twitter.com/HvGSsHkGjx — Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) July 18, 2019 Metrorail unveiled a new installation by BazArt at the Cape Town train station consisting of 76 portraits to honour inspiring changemakers in Cape Town.Dear Changemakers, We are thrilled to announce that we are part of @Bazart_ where 76 portraits of inspiring changemakers are on the wall of Cape Town train station!Join us today, Mandela Day BETWEEN 10 AM TO 1 PM at Cape Town train station to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/l4Q4ra4Ke6 — Metrorail W/Cape (@CapeTownTrains) July 18, 2019 Charity organization HOPE Cape Town braved the terrible weather to serve the community of Blikkiesdorp in the Cape Flats.HOPE Cape Town honors the Father of our Nation on Nelson Mandela Day 10 years – focusing on social justice issues.All HOPE Cape Town employees brave the Cape Flats weather, roll up their sleeves and serve the community of Blikkiesdorp. pic.twitter.com/flDP2dMr14 — HOPE Cape Town (@HopeCapeTown) July 18, 2019 Capetonians out there who didn’t get the chance to do anything today need not worry as they can still take part in a beach cleanup this Saturday.Were you not able to join an event for #MandelaDay2019 ? We’ll be hosting a Beach Cleanup on Saturday #PlasticFreeMzansi More Info: https://t.co/tx6CDkk5Hy pic.twitter.com/fyMya8Q4gx — The Beach Co-op (@TheBeachCoopZA) July 18, 2019 Picture: Pixabay . The post What Cape Town did this Mandela Day appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

6 Ways To Make Work More Meaningful

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According to a Gallup poll called the State of the Global Workplace which studied employee engagement in 142 countries, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.
'According to a Gallup poll called the  State of the Global Workplace  which studied employee engagement in 142 countries, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.Isla Galloway-Gaul, Managing Director of Inspiration Office, an Africa-wide office space and furniture consultancy said: ”When people are engaged, they adopt the vision, values, and purpose of the organisation they work for.They become passionate contributors, innovative problem solvers, and are a joy to work with.  “The answer to winning back disengaged employees, and keeping the engaged employees engaged, isn’t only pay, perks or promotions.It’s meaning – that is, giving work a greater sense of significance, and making work matter.”  Here are 7 ways to make people more engaged at work:  Show people their work matters –  “Make time for employees to explore the purpose–or profound why–of what they do,” So, introduce your team to their customers.Explain how their work helps others, even in small ways, and encourage them to share their own stories.Reframe the work your team is doing so they can understand how and why they fit into that work.Create a learning environment to encourage personal growth –  Make space for people to create and execute their own learning plans, offering help along the way.Understand their different learning styles and attention spans, and provide experiences for growth expanding on what they already know, with immediate opportunities for putting into practice at work.Help make people feel valued and valuable  – “You care about your personal family and friends, but what about your ‘work family,’ whom you probably see the most?Do you ever ask how your employees are doing, and care about what they say?,” said Galloway-Gaul.By showing employees their value, they will feel valued as individuals and in turn are more likely to live up to their value in the workplace.Involve people in decisions to crate a sense of control, and grant autonomy liberally  – Micromanagement can be a meaning-killer. “Including your employees in decisions and giving them space to get the job done helps them feel less like numbers and more like contributors.Whether it’s where to put the new soda fridge, or how to solve a million-dollar problem, don’t manage in a vacuum,” Galloway-Gaul advised.Allow people to bring their real self to work  – By being your authentic self, you give employees permission not to check their identities at the door, even if they are a quirkier than everyone else.Of course, this must be within the bounds of workplace professionalism.Help people see where they fit in the mission, and that the mission depends on them to achieve it  – “Employees will never think their work matters if they don’t know that they matter.Achieve this by showing them the long-term vision and how they fit in it and contribute to to – beyond the org chart of course,” said Galloway-Gaul.  . The post 6 Ways To Make Work More Meaningful appeared first on iAfrica.com .'

Father Michael Lapsley To Visit Ghana

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Father Michael Lapsley Renowned South African Anglican Priest and social justice activist, Father Michael Lapsley, is scheduled to pay a historic visit to Ghana.
'Father Michael Lapsley Renowned South African Anglican Priest and social justice activist, Father Michael Lapsley, is scheduled to pay a historic visit to Ghana.Father Lapsley visited the Vatican in June this year where he held a meeting with Pope Francis and shared some of his life’s journey including the pivotal experience of receiving a letter bomb which blew off both his hands amongst other injuries.Pope Francis was visibly moved by his story.Father Lapsley during the meeting explained how his bombing in time led to his calling to create the healing of memories work which eventually led to the formation of the Institute for Healing of Memories (IHOM). This was initially in the damaged country of then Apartheid South Africa, as a complement to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and later across the world.He is expected to arrive in Ghana on Monday, 22th July, 2019.His visit to Ghana is made possible by the Healing of Memories Support Team Ghana, which comprises of Michael Lapsley Foundation, ACAT Ghana and Healing of Memories Team Luxembourg.The team leader for the arrangement of his coming, Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah, who is also a Transformational Coach and Healing of Memories practitioner, announced that while in Ghana, Father Lapsley would visit the Nsawam prisons on Thursday, July 25th, as well as hold a mini workshop on healing memories on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Christ The King.The next day, July 28, 2019, he is billed to hold a public lecture and book launch on healing the wound of the past at Christ the King in Accra.Father Lapsley is the Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories (IHOM) in South Africa.He is also the Canon for healing and reconciliation at Cape Town’s Anglican Cathedral and also in Edmonton, in Canada.He has seen numerous translations of his memoir, Redeeming the Past (14 language editions so far), including German, Spanish, French, Arabic and Thai, which shows that his story and the work of the IHOM has a universal resonance.BY Melvin Tarlue . The post Father Michael Lapsley To Visit Ghana appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'

A Word To The Wildlife Division

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AOur concern for local fauna and flora is almost non-existent.We hardly talk about how to protect these segments of mother earth without which our existence would be terminated eventually.
'A Our concern for localfauna and flora is almost non-existent.We hardly talk about how to protectthese segments of mother earth without which our existence would be terminatedeventually.The scriptures of the twoAbrahamic faiths – Christianity and Islam – have copious references to the twovis-a-vis our relationship to them.Unfortunately, while others in the vastworld have enforceable legislations to protect these natural endowments, oursare but footnotes in our statutes dating back to colonial times in some cases.It was gratifying thoughto note that an international rating of our wildlife stock at the Mole GameReserve was impressive.The Wildlife Division ofthe Forestry Commission needs to do more to raise awareness about the importanceof protecting our wildlife stock.With little or no means of recording thenumbers to determine a declining stock, the best we can do for now is toenforce the existing legislations and to educate the people, especially thoseon the fringes of game reserves and places with high-hunting habits.There used to be an annualannouncement about the closed season for hunting of certain species of wildlifebut even then the rural folk who do most, if not all the hunting activities,hardly observe this legislation.It would be appropriate toengage our traditional authorities in our efforts to conserve our wildlifestock.We know, for instance, that our traditional settings have days on whichhunting and fishing are debarred.There are parts of the forests too designatedoff-limits for hunting, among others.These could be our ancestors’ means ofprotecting wildlife against excessive hunting and hence the depletion ofnature’s endowment of fauna.We acknowledge the effortsof the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission to protect our wildlifeagainst the backdrop of the insatiable appetite by both rural and urban folksfor so-called bush meat.If only we could limit our tastes to giant rodentslike the grass-cutter whose production numbers are so vast that they arenowhere near extinction, we would have been better off.Last week, the WildlifeDivision announced the annual migration of elephants from their abode in thegame reserves of Burkina Faso through parts of the Upper East Region in searchof the raining season-induced lush grass in parts of the Eastern Corridortowards Togo.We are aware about how inthe course of the migration, farms are destroyed and sometimes livesthreatened.We must be quick to add though that the Wildlife Division personnelhave told farmers in the affected parts to steer away from farming along thedesignated routes and avoid risking destruction of their farms by the mammoths.Unfortunately, the adviceare hardly heeded hence the annual consequences befalling hard-eared farmers.There are many countrieswhich derive substantial amounts of foreign exchange from their enhancedwildlife stock through a healthy cooperation between wildlife managers and thelocals.The tourism industry stands to gain a lot when we all join hands toprotect our fauna from excessive and unsustainable hunting habits.The ecosystem must be sustainedjust how God set it to be.Undue interference by man can cause seriousconsequences for our existence especially yet generations unborn whenregulations to sustain the ecosystem are ignored or not implemented.                                                     . The post A Word To The Wildlife Division appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'