New law to tackle human trafficking

first_imgAlso, South Africa is a signatory to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in persons, especially women and children. South African internet service providers may, from as soon as April, be obliged to report internet addresses on their servers that are suspected of containing information that facilitates human trafficking. Presented by Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe in Parliament in Cape Town this week, the draft law will give South African courts further jurisdiction in respect of acts committed outside South Africa if those acts would have been an offence under the Bill had they been committed in South Africa. Radebe conceded that the current law regarding human trafficking in South Africa was fragmented and cited the Sexual Offences Amendment Act which criminalises an act of trafficking in persons for sexual purposes only, while the Children’s Act addresses more comprehensively the trafficking of children. Worldwide phenomenon Radebe said it was possible that people may use the tournament to engage in human trafficking and other crimes. “It is clear that the two Acts have limited operational scope,” he said, adding that the lack of proper legislation on human trafficking made it difficult for South Africa to keep statistical data on the extent of the problem. The new Bill emanates from an investigation carried out by the South African Law Reform Commission into the causes of human trafficking. The commission identified some of the main causes as attributable to poverty, war and political instability. “We are therefore required to pass domestic legislation in order to fulfil our international obligations. It therefore follows that we could not have been motivated by the 2010 Fifa World Cup to pass legislation,” Radebe said. This is among the provisions contained in the new Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill, which is aimed at curbing human and child trafficking in the country. Source: BuaNewscenter_img “This has got nothing to do with the World Cup … it’s been a work in progress since 2003. Of course 2010 will come with its challenges because of the World Cup and we have a duty to make sure the country is safe,” said Radebe. Trafficking in persons is said to be a worldwide phenomenon and is one of the most lucrative criminal enterprises globally. People are trafficked mainly for sexual exploitation and forced labour. He rubbished claims that the Bill had been rushed ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, which starts in June. Radebe said the Bill, once it becomes an Act of Parliament and is fully operational, will be one of the most comprehensive laws in the fight against human trafficking in the country. 16 March 2010 Carriers which transport victims across the borders of South Africa also commit an offence if the victims do not have the required travel documents with them. Furthermore, the Bill creates new offences linked to human trafficking such as the possession, destruction, confiscation, concealment of and tampering with travel documents of victims of trafficking, using the services of victims of trafficking and conduct facilitating trafficking in persons. There are a number of reforms that the Bill promises to bring into place including the provision for prosecution of persons involved in trafficking and also for appropriate sentences to be imposed while preventing and combating trafficking in persons, as well as for the protection and assistance of victims of trafficking. Current law ‘fragmented’last_img read more

Disabled South Africans: know your rights – Infographic

first_imgSouth Africa has progressive policies to protect and uplift the disabled. For Human Rights Month, we take a look at how disabled South Africans are included in the workplace and in society.Research and text: Shamin ChibbaDesign: Sachin BabooClick on the image for a larger view.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img

Relationship Selling Is Dead (Redux)

first_imgSome people (mistakenly) believe that relationship selling is dead. Some (mistakenly) believe that the only thing that matters is price.Some of your dream clients believe that the sales organization that support them are nothing more than vendors and should be treated as such. But before we throw stones, we might want to clean the many windows that make up our glass house; some sales organizations behave like vendors and deserve to be treated as such.What follows is a true story.A sales organization has a longtime relationship with a client. That client company is purchased and their long time client contact’s job is in jeopardy. The acquiring company doesn’t really understand what he’s done or how he’s set up the program he runs. A big part of the reason they don’t understand what he’s done is because he collaborated with the sales organization in building something rather unique. The sales organization’s contact is in serious risk of losing his job.But because the relationship is deep, the sales organization’s leadership assures the contact that, should the acquiring company fire him, he will have a place in their company. The sales organization’s contact is more than grateful.But as the acquiring company assess their new acquisition, they realize the outstanding results the sales organization’s contact has produced. He shares how the sales organization did more than their part in generating those excellent results. As it turns out, the sales organization’s contact didn’t need their job. And he didn’t forget who had his back when it looked like things were going south.After carefully reviewing the acquiring company’s business, the sales organization’s contact awarded them a number of new lines of business. This business never went to bid. There was never an RFP. No one else was even considered for the new lines of business.Think relationships don’t matter? Think again.QuestionsAre relationships still important in sales? In business?Maybe you couldn’t get your contact a new job in your company, but how could you help them if they were in trouble?Have you ever had trouble penetrating a prospective client because your competitor’s relationships was so deep?How deep are your relationships? Was that strength built on helping them tackle tough challenges?What’s your best relationship story? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

PH squash team unhurt after bus crash ahead of SEA Games event

first_imgThe bus was on its way from the players’ hotel in Putrajaya to the National Squash Centre. Photo from The Star Twitter @staronline.KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ squash team is shaken but otherwise unhurt following a bus accident on Monday morning.The Filipinos, as well as the Thai and Myanmar squash teams, were on their way to the National Squash Centre from their hotel in Putrajaya when their buses collided.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “We also had a police escort and everything seemed fine until the second bus hit us strongly from behind.“Some of the Myanmar players had some slight injuries but my players are all fine and we’re still ready to play.”Due to the accident, the morning matches of men and women’s doubles have been temporarily suspended. The mixed doubles competition was initially scheduled to start at 2pm.“We’re putting the competition on hold until the players get medical clearance to play,” said SEA Games squash technical officer K. Sivanesan.“We’re rescheduling and we expect things to be up and running after lunch.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: Coach wants to see more from Perlas LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension None of the Filipino players – seven of them in total – suffered any major injuries.The Thais also escaped unhurt but a couple of Myanmar players were sent to the National Sports Institute (NSI) for treatment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“What happened was just unfortunate. It was an accident after all,” said Filipino team manager Abad Santos.“There were two buses. We were in the first bus together with the Thailand team while Myanmar was in the bus behind us. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Squash offers nine gold medals at the Games and is played at the National Squash Centre and the Raintree Club in KL.last_img read more

NBA: 76ers rookie Fultz out indefinitely

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Fultz was seen by several shoulder specialists, who found a scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder but no structural damage to the joint.Fultz had already changed the mechanics of his free throw shooting in a bid to solve the problem.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut his play has suffered and he averaged just six points and 2.3 rebounds in four games, before missing Philadelphia’s last two.He had averaged 23.3 points in his lone college season with the University of Washington.                                         /kga Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa San Miguel seals its twin towers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Markelle Fultz (right) with NBA commissioner Adam Silver (left) after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City.  (AFP FILE PHOTO)Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the top pick in last June’s NBA draft, will be sidelined indefinitely with the right shoulder injury that has hindered him this season, the Sixers said on Sunday.The 76ers said Fultz would be re-evaluated in three weeks.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

SOUTH AFRICA ARE BUILDING

first_imgSouth Africa Touch are here with four teams and they’re improving continually and dramatically. It was a privilege to be at the Opening Ceremony where the South Africans march and singing was not only emotional but the highlight of the ceremony for me. So I sat down yesterday and chatted with Richard Mullins (Under 20 Mens Coach) and Labeeb Levy (Under 18 Mens Coach) about the state of Touch in their Nation and where it’s heading. Back in 1995 Touch was virtually non-existent in South Africa, and what little interest there was focused on the one-touch game. (Similar to the traditional six touch game but with one Touch before a turnover rather than six.) Arriving at the 1995 World Cup in Hawaii was a shock introduction for the South African Touchies, confronted with a completely different set of rules and style of play. It is estimated that in 1996 South Africa had about 600-700 players and just three leagues, one each in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. By 1999 South Africa had developed to a level where they brought together three National sides; Mens, Womens and Mixed for the 1999 World Cup and results began to pick up. In 2001 they sent a Womens 20’s side to the first Youth World Cup and in 2003 they sent, Mens, Womens, Mixed and Mens 35’s to the World Cup in Japan. Today there are about 60 teams in 12 leagues, with between 6000-7000 players. There are many social and economic factors that are helping and hindering the sport of Touch in South Africa. The growth of Touch in schools has been vital to the development of the young Touchies we’re seeing this week on the Sunshine Coast. In the last 2 years they have helped three school leagues develop, bringing many talented kids through their Touch programmes. Visits and tours from groups such as the Australian Masters sides is also helping to develop Touch, as they make South Africans more aware of the sport and it’s positive aspects. “One opportunity for us is that it’s a new sport that doesn’t require anything more than an open field and a football, we can play it on the street and it’s not as rough as Rugby,” said Richard. “But on the other side it does cost a lot of money to attend tournaments like this and we have a number of players that can afford it and a number that simply can’t.” “Many of our kids spent much time selling raffles and fundraising in order to make this trip,” said Labeeb. “Also if this trip had been just three days later than we would have saved $600 per person in travel and visa costs because of the change of travel season,” he added. As they grow in depth they are discovering an increasing number of incredibly talented players in some of the small towns scattered around their Nation. “Unfortunately no money goes into developing sport in our country,” said Labeeb. “We need so much development and money for our housing and other social areas, so unfortunately sport suffers a little, there is so much talent in these areas and we need to tap into that and develop it,” he said. Both Richard and Labeeb have no doubt that there kids have the talent and the potential to be world leaders in Touch Football. “We love it just as much as you guys,” said Richard. “We just have to continue to work with the social and economic problems confronting our nation and then keep developing our coaches, referees and administrators so we can develop our players and competitions,” he said. The experience of International competition such as this is no doubt invaluable for the South African sides. “We want to not only become more competitive every time we play, but to create our own brand and style of Touch Football,” said Labeeb. “You have the Australian style and the New Zealand style, we want to create the South African style.” And if anyone wants any more evidence pf the South African commitment to being here and playing Touch, then look no further than the South African Mens 18’s player who addressed his team mates at half time in a match against New Zealand: “We could be walking down the streets of Johannesburg and get shot and die, but here let us die for our country.” By Rachel Moyle, media@austouch.com.au LINKS: Stories will be on the homepage, www.austouch.com.au as well as archived under the link `Tournaments’ then `International Events’ on the left hand side of the homepage. Simply follow the links to the 2005 Youth World Cup stories. For other Youth World Cup stories check out the Federation of International Touch site using the following link: FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL TOUCH For all the latest results check out the SportingPulse site using the following link:SPORTINGPULSE RESULTS/DRAW HOMEPAGElast_img

Trend Micro sets up Toronto lab for ethical hackers to expose security

first_imgTORONTO – International cybersecurity company Trend Micro is setting up a new Toronto research lab for “ethical hackers” in collaboration with Canadian telecom giant Telus Corp.Trend Micro — a global company that originated in California but relocated its headquarters to Tokyo — said it expects the new office to house about 100 of the cybersecurity researchers within two years.“It’s a very difficult profile to find but I’m very confident that Canada has developed (an) incredible foundation over the years.” said Wael Mohamed, Trend Micro’s global president.In fact, Trend Micro already has a 200-person team in Ottawa that runs the company’s global cybersecurity operation for cloud computing.Mohamed co-founded the Ottawa operation, which began as Third Brigade, and joined Trend Micro when it bought the independent startup in 2009 for an undisclosed amount.Trend Micro also recently acquired a Montreal firm that does research into artificial intelligence and machine learning.The company hasn’t said what the financial commitment will be for the Toronto research lab but Mohamed said each of the highly-skilled staff will be paid more than $100,000 annually.About 25 members of Trend Micro’s new Toronto “threat” research team are currently working from a Telus office but they will move to a new Trend Micro location by mid-2018.Mohamed said Telus is a leader in detecting network vulnerabilities and its research is used by cybersecurity companies around the world, including Trend Micro.“What we’re doing is, we’re taking this nucleus that has proven that it’s very, very solid and putting on top of it (Trend’s) knowledge, insight, expertise and more investment,” Mohamed said.Telus said the strategic relationship with Trend Micro will result in increased Canadian-specific research into cybersecurity and enhance it with Trend’s global perspective.“Companies must co-innovate to solve tough problems for their customers, as they are directly faced with constant cybersecurity and privacy threats,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, chief technology officer for Telus.“This is why we are working with Trend Micro to increase the existing protection of our customers.”In addition to the Cybersecurity Research Centre in Toronto, Trend Micro has seven other research centres around the world in Taipei, Tokyo, Munich, Manila, Prague, Ottawa and Austin, Texas.“We chose Toronto because of the strength of the talent, as well as our overall increased investment in Canada,” Eva Chen, CEO of the parent company, said in a statement.Toronto and the surrounding area have been pushing to become a hub for advanced research on several fronts, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and automated vehicles.Companies in this story: (TSX:T)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version used an outdated title for Wael Mohamed, who is now Trend Micro’s global president.last_img read more

ATF price increased by 1 nonsubsidised LPG by 5

first_imgNew Delhi: Jet fuel price was on Monday hiked by over one per cent, the second straight monthly increase in rate coming on the back of firming global prices.The price of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) was hiked by Rs 677.1 per kilolitre, or 1.07 per cent, to Rs 63,472.22 per kl in the national capital, according to price notification issued by state-owned oil firms. The increase comes on the back of a steep 8.1 per cent (Rs 4,734.15 per kl) hike in rates effected on March 1. Simultaneously, the price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was increased by Rs 5 per 14.2-kg cylinder. It now costs Rs 706.50 in the national capital. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThis is the second straight increase in LPG rate. Price was hiked by Rs 42.5 per cylinder on March 1. The hike will add to the burden of cash strapped airlines that are already reeling under pressure from cut-throat competition in the sector. Non-subsidised LPG is the gas that consumer buys after exhausting their quota of 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at sub-market or subsidised rates. Price of subsidised LPG was almost unchanged at Rs 495.86. LPG, as well as ATF prices, are revised on 1st of every month based on the average international rate for benchmark fuel and foreign exchange rate in the preceding month. Also, the price of kerosene sold through the public distribution system (PDS) was increased to Rs 32.54 per litre from Rs 32.24. This is in accordance with the 2016 decision to raise rates by 25 paise a litre every month till subsidy on the fuel is eliminated. Non-subsidised kerosene costs Rs 64,460.83 per kl (Rs 64.46 per litre) in the national capital.last_img read more

AAP West Delhi candidate files nomination

first_imgNew Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) west Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jakhar, who was the last of seven candidates announced by the party, on Thursday became the first to file his nomination in the national capital. The 45-year-old filed his nomination papers in the presence of senior party leaders Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai among others at the District Magistrate’s office in Raja Garden. Jakhar is the President of the Dwarka Court Bar Association and Chairman of the Co-ordination Committee of the All Delhi District Court Bar Association. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Starting from the West Delhi, the other AAP candidates will file their nominations in the coming days, Rai said. Before filing the nomination, the AAP leaders along with Jakhar held a roadshow in west Delhi appealing to people to vote for the party to take up the demand of full statehood for Delhi. Addressing the public, Sisodia and Rai explained to the people about the importance of full statehood for Delhi. “In 2014, you voted for BJP. Their MPs have not done any work for the city. The BJP promised statehood for Delhi and did not say a word in Parliament about that,” Rai said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings He urged the people to vote for AAP to make the city a full state in just two years. The AAP had in March announced all its candidates for the national capital, where polling will be held on May 12. The AAP has fielded Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk, Dilip Pandey from North East Delhi, Atishi from East Delhi, Brajesh Goel from New Delhi, Gugan Singh from North West Delhi and Raghav Chadha from South Delhlast_img read more

Latifa Ahrar denies having mimicked Quranic Verses

first_imgCasablanca- In a recent interview with news outlet Hesspress, Moroccan actress Latifa Ahrar denied having mocked the Quran in her previous interview with Hamid Berrada on his show Mais Encore, broadcast on Moroccan channel 2M.  A video of her interview on Mais Encore, in which the controversial actress recited what sounded like altered, mimicked verses of the Quran, has set social media ablaze, as numerous Moroccans harshly attacked the actress with incriminatory comments.Ahrar affirmed that what she recited during the interview was nothing more than poetic lines from the text of one of her theatrical roles, from a scene depicting the reverence reciters of Quran display in their recitation. According to her, the video that sparked the outrage was “cooked up” by someone who fabricated the video in such a way that she appears mocking the holy Book. Latifa Ahrar also seized the opportunity to denounce those who have been accusing her of irreligiousness, saying that “no one is qualified to judge my or others’ religious devoutness.” The Moroccan actress recited the same verses she had shared with Mais Encore’s host, and asked Moroccans to make sure to watch the entire interview, from which the controversial excerpt was taken. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more