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Dormant Accounts deadlines approach

first_imgDormant Accounts deadlines approach A. Economic & Social Disadvantage 40% or ‚€24 million B. Educational Disadvantage 30% or ‚€18 million C. Persons with a Disability 30% or ‚€18 million The roll out of funding is being co-ordinated by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs which is the lead Department in the implementation of the 2006 Dormant Accounts Funding Programme. Two rounds of funding under the Dormant Accounts Fund in Ireland are approaching their deadlines over the next few weeks. Applications to support prisoner and ex-prisoners will close on 30th June and a fund for those affected by alcohol related harm will close on the 14th July. Applications are invited under the ‘Supports for Prisoners / Ex Prisoners’ measure. ‚€0.5 million is available for addiction counselling and employment support projects for prisoners and ex prisoners. ‚€1 million is available for projects tackling alcohol related harm. An allocation of ‚€60 million has been approved for the Dormant Accounts Fund in 2006. The breakdown of this figure under the various categories is as follows: Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 13 June 2006 | Newscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Rwanda genocide panel highlights changing stigma of rape

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Riley Knight Twitter Three attorneys who prosecuted the first case of rape as a war crime spoke to TCU on Thursday. printTwo decades later, Rwanda, Africa, is still healing from a three-month genocide in 1994 – when members of the Hutu ethnic majority massacred close to 1 million Tutsi.This week, three attorneys who helped in the early recovery spoke at TCU: Sara Darehshori, senior counsel for the U.S. Program in Human Rights Watch; Ambassador Pierre Prosper, a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm Arent Fox; and Lisa Pruitt, a law professor at the University of California.They successfully prosecuted the first case of rape as a war crime following the genocide in Rwanda. On Thursday, they talked about their experiences and the changing societal view of rape.The discussion — hosted by The Frost Foundation Lectureship for Global Issues and the Center for International Studies: TCU Abroad — focused on the aftermath of the genocide and what the TCU community could take away from the lawyers’ experiences.“What we saw in Rwanda was it was not about the individual — it was a collective,” Prosper said. “And they gathered strength among themselves and were able to create a movement and able to push and promote change, which was critical.”The slaughter of the Tutsi left emotional scars that proved far more devastating than physical scars, Darehshori said.Between 100,000 and 250,000 women were raped during the genocide, according to the UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict. In some cases, men with a known HIV positive status raped women with the purpose of infecting them.Rape has been a war crime since 1919, but until the genocide in Rwanda, it was never prosecuted.“For the longest time, rape and sexual violence was viewed as a lesser crime,” Prosper said.Darehshori added, “It was classified as theft in the fourth category of crimes.”In 1997, the attorneys won the first conviction of rape as a war crime against Jean-Paul Akayesu, a former Rwandan mayor.In addition to the 1 million people killed in the genocide, Prosper said another 2 million fled the country. TCU student Pacifique Rutamu was among the many children to lose family in the violence.“Growing up in Rwanda without one or two parents was an issue shared by many kids, so it wasn’t like I felt alone in this sadness,” said Rutamu, whose father was killed in the genocide.Rutamu also spoke of the lessons he learned from living through the genocide.“It becomes your engine to function and do well and make sure you don’t waste your time where you are – to grab every single opportunity you have,” he said. “And make sure you contribute to not having genocide happen again in your own country.” Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ + posts Facebook A guide to designing your graduation cap Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods center_img Linkedin ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis ReddIt Record number of participants in this year’s Dance Marathon The Leap: Why 13 students spent spring break in the concrete jungle Previous articleSGA creates new position focused on diversity, inclusionNext articleFrogs set to host No. 19 Iowa State Riley Knight RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Leap: Staying on campus during Easter? We’ve got you covered Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ ReddIt Facebook TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homelesslast_img read more

SweetWater 420 Festival Welcomes Disco Biscuits, Ben Harper, Roots & More [A Gallery]

first_imgDay Three: Sunday, April 24th Last weekend, the SweetWater 420 Festival was held over three days in Atlanta, GA from April 22-24, 2016. The festival featured headlining sets from Kid Rock, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Bastille, Ludacris, The Disco Biscuits, The Roots, AWOLNATION, and Cypress Hill, along with dozens more. With artists like Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rebelution, Atmosphere, The Word (ft. Robert Randolph, John Medeski, and the North Mississippi Allstars), Pepper, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Zoogma, Leftover Salmon, Nahko & Medicine for the People, People’s Blues Of Richmond, The Mantras and more, it was clearly a great weekend for all in attendance!Thanks to photographer Dave Vann, we now have a full gallery from the festival, with stellar images from all three days of music. Peek in at some of the highlights below:Day One: Friday, April 22nd Check out Dave Vann’s full Gallery below: Day Two: Saturday, April 23rd Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Pele Alumni FC Youth development Programme

first_imgEd Caesar urges athletes to strive for a sound educational backgroundFORMER Chief Education Officer (CEO) of the Ministry of Education, Ed Caesar, is of the firm belief that successful and progressive athletes in any discipline are those who are academically qualified.This statement was made yesterday when the Pele Football Club Alumni Corporation launched its inaugural Youth Development Programme at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.Caesar, who opened the floor with a presentation on `Importance of Academics as a Sportsman/Woman, told the over 50 youths present that without a proper education, an athlete, regardless of his/her skill level, will one day have to find another source of income, especially in their later years, hence it is important that they strive hard to have a sound educational background.Caesar pointed out that while serving as the CEO with the ministry and even now while being an external examiner for Physical Education in Guyana not many secondary schools are placing much emphasis on sports education. He however noted that all secondary schools in Region 6 have a physical education programme.According to Caesar, many secondary school heads do not understand or refuse to understand the importance of physical education which is now a CXC subject.“There are people in our country who do not understand the importance of sports and academics,” the former CEO lamented and went on relate that studies have shown that when an individual participates in sports and that individual is academically qualified, that person will be more focused and better able to make decisions under pressure. “You cannot do this if your academic is not on par,” Caesar lamented.Caesar pointed out that as an athlete, a time will come and they will get old and their skill level will drop, “so what are you going to turn back to?” Caesar questioned.Caesar is of the view that Guyana does not have coaches who sit with their charges and stress the need for them to become academically qualified. All they (coaches) are interested in is for the team to win matches or individual honours, but they are not instilling the need to be academically qualified,” Caesar stated.Caesar reminisced on his youthful days when he attended a university in Canada and was a member of the university’s track and field team. Caesar said each weekend, the team’s coach will sit with the team members and the coach will find out from each athlete, how their academic programme is going. This does not happen in Guyana,” the former CEO lamented, adding, “This is what needs to be done.”Meanwhile, yesterday’s sessions also included Personal Hygiene, Proper Decision-Making, Sports Clinic – Physiotherapy, Public Speaking and Benefits of Athletics presentations.Today, the participants will go on two field trips; the first will be one to the Eugene F. Correia International Airport and the other to Banks DIH Limited, Thirst Part.Tomorrow, participants will learn about Understanding the Role of Computers, compliments of Computer World and Life Style/Etiquette, compliments of the Carnegie School of Home Economics.Tomorrow also, from noon to 15:00hrs, there will be a luncheon and presentation of awards, while from 15:00hrs there will be a summary of the programme.last_img

Women’s Hockey: Badgers battle Minnesota Duluth in final series of regular season

first_imgThe No. 2 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (26-4-1, 16-4-1-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) is coming off an up-and-down weekend series against The Ohio State University (18-8-6, 11-6-5).The Badgers lost their first home game of the season Saturday night, but followed it up with an exciting 3-on-3 overtime victory in the Kohl Center Sunday. This week, the team will wrap up regular season play against the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs (16-9-5, 11-7-4) at AMSOIL Arena.Women’s Hockey: Can Daryl Watts become second player ever to capture two Patty Kazmaier awards?The Patty Kazmaier Award is arguably the most coveted individual award in all of NCAA women’s hockey. Since its inception Read…Earlier in the season, the Badgers and Bulldogs squared off at LaBahn Arena in a series that featured two closely played games, with the Badgers prevailing in both contests. This weekend’s series will carry a lot more significance than the prior meetings, due to the playoff seeding implications it brings along.For Wisconsin, they are looking to lock up the top seed in the WCHA Postseason Tournament and a quarterfinal-round bye. As for Minnesota Duluth, they are currently deadlocked with OSU for third place in the regular season standings and will look to pull ahead.With only two more regular season games left for the Badgers, junior forward Daryl Watts remains the WCHA’s leading point-getter with 67 total points — averaging over two points per game. The Bulldogs boast a high scoring forward themselves with sophomore Gabbie Hughes who has tallied 45 points in 29 games played, good for fourth in the conference.An axe to grindThe University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota have perhaps the most storied rivalry in college sports, as the Read…As for team statistics, Wisconsin still leads the conference in just about every offensive category, as they have done almost all season.This includes boasting the highest goals per game mark at 4.59, the highest power-play percentage at 35.9%, and the most total goals scored with 147 across the whole season.For Minnesota Duluth, they boast a stout defense — only giving up about two goals per game. With that, this weekend will feature a strong Wisconsin offense going head-to-head with the Bulldogs’ strong defense this weekend in Duluth.A sweep of Minnesota Duluth would be huge for the Badgers to snag the WCHA’s top seed and gain momentum going into the WCHA and NCAA Tournaments.last_img read more

UPDATED: Team Canada begins long road to Spengler Cup defence

first_img“Last year we had an incredible team, so we had a pretty easy time once we got used to playing with each other,” Kinrade explained.“This year will a lot more difficult. The main reason being is that all the other teams play together all year and we have to try and find chemistry in one or two practices before our first game.”“Even with the team last year we lost our first game against the German team because we struggled with our timing with each other,” he added. “So it will be quite the challenge this year to defend the title.”The smooth skating defenceman got his start in the game playing in Nelson Minor Hockey.He played a few seasons with the Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League earning a shot at Junior A with Cowichan of the BCHL.Kinrade honestly believed his career was on a down hill slide until lighting it up during a BCHL Allstar game.That propelled the Kinrade to a very good second season with the Capitals before Michigan Tech called with a scholarship offer.Kinrade played four seasons for the Huskies.After graduating he played ten games with the Norfolk Admirals and made his NHL debut on April 9, 2009 for Tampa against the Washington Capitals.On July 10, 2009 he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators.Kinrade played two season with the Baby Sens, anchoring the blueline during Binghampton’s 2011 Calder Cup title run.However, instead of resigning with the Baby Sens, Kinrade decided to sign on with HC Plzen 1929 of the Czech Extraliga.Kinrade moved during the mid-season to SC Bern of the Swiss Nationaliga.This season has been marred with injuries for Kinrade and a slow start for Bern.“We’ve had a rough start,” Kinrade said about his Swiss season.“Things haven’t been going well and we’ve had a lot of injuries on defense. For some reason the team hasn’t had the edge we had last season.“Possibly some sort of championship hangover maybe. But as of now we are playing much better and are fighting for a playoff spot.”Many believe Kinrade has the talent to make it in the NHL.Those skills, however, are still not on display in North America even with the NHL salary cap coming down this past off season.However, Kinrade believes the European game, a la, like Nelsonite Simon Wheeldon, is more suited to his smooth skating style.”The larger ice surface and style of play in Europe is less demanding physically, especially for a defensemen,” Kinrade said.“Because of this, my career can last much longer, with less injuries.”“I can’t say I don’t think about giving the NHL another shot, I think about it pretty much every time I see the NHL on TV or in the news, but it would be very difficult to give up my current situation here,” he added.“But if the right opportunity comes along, then it would definitely be something I would think about.”Canada plays either CSKA Moscow or HC Davos in game two Friday (December 27).The playoffs begin Sunday, December 29 with the final set for Tuesday, December 31.All games are telecast on TSN. Team Canada will need to take the longer road to defend its Spengler Cup after the champs dropped a 3-2 decision to the host team Saturday in Davos, Switzerland.Team Canada, a squad consisting of players from European teams including Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade, will need three wins in as many days if it hopes to repeat as Spengler Cup champions.The squad begins the march beginning Sunday with quarter-final action against the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.The game can be seen on TSN 11 a.m. PT.Kinrade garners point as Team Canada opens Spengler Cup defence with a win over HC Vitkovice SteelNelson’s Geoff Kinrade had an assist as Team Canada rallied back to edge HC Vitkovice Steel of the Czech Republic 5-4 in the opener of the Spengler Cup Thursday in Davos, Switzerland.Derek Walser scored the winner as Team Canada twice rallied back in the game.Glen Metropolit, Byron Ritchie, Micki DuPont, and Alexandre Bolduc also scored for Canada in a back-and-forth offensive game that saw leads slip away between both teams four times.Rudolf Huna, Peter Huzeka, Roman Szturic and Lukas Kucsera scored for Vitkovice.Kinrade, who assisted on the second goal of the opening period for Team Canada by Metropolit, is one of seven returning players from last year’s gold medal winning team.Team Canada faces host HC Davos Saturday.The game can be seen on TSN starting at 11 a.m.Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade gets the Team Canada call, againHockey Canada liked Geoff Kinrade so much during the 2012 Spengler Cup the brass decided to invite the Nelson Minor Hockey product back for another tournament.Kinrade joins his Team Canada mates when Canada opens defence of its title Thursday (December 26) against HC Vitkovice Steel at the Vailant Arena in Davos, Switzerland.”It’s always an honour to be able to play for your country in an event,” the 28-year-old Nelson native told The Nelson Daily when reached in Bern, Switzerland prior to the tournament.“This particular tournament has so much history and is in such a great setting that it is very exciting to be able to go back again and defend the title.”The Spengler Cup, originating in 1923, is an annual ice hockey tournament held in Davos, Switzerland and is considered the oldest invitational ice hockey tournament in the world.Team Canada consists of players currently on European teams.The 2013 Spengler Cup is the second time Kinrade, in his third season with SC Bern of the Swiss League, is representing Canada at the tournament.“Last year was my first time ever playing for Team Canada so I will admit I was nervous,” Kinrade, the son of Marg and Terri Kinrade.“This time, I don’t see myself being all that nervous.”Last year’s tournament Team Canada was sprinkled with professional players looking to keep their skills sharp during the NHL lockout.This year Team Canada must take the challenge using Canadians playing in Europe.last_img read more

Slow down – penguins crossing!

first_img26 June 2003The City of Cape Town is to install what is probably the world’s first “penguin crossing” in Simonstown’s Main Road to caution motorists to slow down for these feathered pedestrians in an attempt to reduce penguin fatalities in the area.The colony of African penguins lives in a natural protected area at Boulders Beach, which forms part of the Cape Peninsula National Park.Despite various attempts by the park management to contain the birds, some continue to venture across the main road in search of suitable nesting areas during the annual breeding season.According to park ranger Justin Buchmann, speeding motorists have killed 19 penguins during the past four months.“Main Road is a busy thoroughfare in the False Bay area, and although the speed limit on the stretch of road near Boulders is 60km an hour, the penguins are difficult to spot, especially at night when they have their backs to oncoming traffic,” said Buchmann.“We have put up artificial nests to attract the penguins to breed inside the park, and we are considering introducing ‘penguin catchers’ to return the birds which have wandered beyond the boundaries,” he said.“This is one of the more unusual aspects of managing South Africa’s only national park that is located in the middle of a city, and we are fortunate to enjoy a good working relationship with the City of Cape Town.”According to the park’s assistant section manager, Monique Ruthenberg, there are currently about 19 nests above the road. “But to move the birds now will only disturb the nesting chicks and eggs. We are presently consulting with relevant parties about the most appropriate intervention.”The latest annual penguin census estimates the total population at 3 600 birds – from just two breeding pairs in 1982. “Compared to last year’s figures, the population has remained stable,” Ruthenberg said.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Liliesleaf: one day back in ’63

first_imgLiliesleaf Farm, home of the ANC leadership in the early 1960s and the scene of the arrest of the Rivonia trialists, is now a museum. Denis Goldberg, one of the surviving trialists, and Bob Hepple, who escaped before the trial, tell Lucille Davie about one of the key events in South Africa’s history.On hearing that they had got life sentences, Denis Goldberg shouted: “Life! Life is wonderful!”And life was wonderful on that day, 12 July 1964, because instead of sentencing the Rivonia trialists to death, Judge Quartus de Wet had handed down life sentences to each of the men instead.“All rationality aside, and for all our preparedness to die for freedom in South Africa, we started smiling in disbelief at first and then in complete relief as it sunk in that the judge said he would not impose the maximum penalty, even though it would be an appropriate sentence,” said Goldberg, more than 40 years later.“By the time he had finished speaking we were openly laughing. Most of us got four life sentences, but in the end you can only serve one of them!”It meant that they would live, but spend up to 27 years of their lives in jail – not seeing their children grow up, not seeing their wives struggle to hold things together, or deal with harassment by the security police or imprisonment themselves, sometimes with their children.Eight of the 10 trialists sentenced to life were Nelson Mandela, Denis Goldberg, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Elias Motsoaledi and Raymond Mhlaba.Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein and James Kantor were acquitted. Kantor had been arrested a month after the Liliesleaf raid.A living museumThe Lilieseaf Trust, established in 2001 by former president Thabo Mbeki whose father was among those arrested in 1963, is tasked with the development and maintenance of the site as a vital part of South Africa’s history.The Liliesleaf farmhouse and outbuildings in Rivonia, where the trialists were arrested and Mandela lived for a time, have been restored, and were opened as a museum on 9 June 2008.The complex now includes the Liberation Centre and the Liliesleaf Resource Centre.Liliesleaf was declared a national heritage site in July 2011. There are plans to build a small boutique hotel and conference centre on the farm.Read more: South Africa honours Rivonia trialistsOn MediaClubSouthAfrica.com: Liliesleaf to sprout new hotelIn 1961, the South African Communist Party bought Liliesleaf farm to use as its headquarters. In those days it was a quiet, 28-acre smallholding just outside Johannesburg.Goldberg, a civil engineer by profession, said Liliesleaf had an “exhilarating atmosphere”.“We ate, slept, dreamed, worked at how to make a revolution. That is what we did. That is why it was exhilarating. Buying a Kombi, buying a farm, moving house, sorting out weapons manufacture, where to get the things needed, how to buy them, how to transport them, how to train people, endless problems to solve.”‘Idyllic bubble’Mandela lived there in disguise, as David Motsamayi, a gardener and cook. He recalls in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom: “The loveliest times at the farm were when I was visited by my wife and family.”He says they were times of more privacy than they ever had at their tiny home in Orlando West, Soweto. “The children could run about and play, and we were secure, however briefly, in this idyllic bubble.”But it was not to last. The top leadership of the ANC were arrested at Liliesleaf on 11 July 1963. The apartheid government was smug – they had seized and put away for life the top echelons of the African National Congress, whom they had caught hatching Operation Mayibuye, the plan to switch to violence to overthrow apartheid.Reunited: Rivonia trialists Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni, Nelson Mandela and Denis Goldberg in July 2009. Photo: Nelson Mandela Centre of MemoryArrestsWhen the police swooped on the farmhouse they arrested Sisulu, Mbeki, Kathrada, Goldberg, Bernstein, Mhlaba and Bob Hepple. Arthur Goldreich, who was ostensibly the owner of Liliesleaf, drove into the farm shortly afterwards, and was arrested along with the others.Goldreich made a dramatic escape from prison, together with Harold Wolpe, Mosie Moola and Abdulhay Jassat, crossing the border shortly afterwards.Mandela was already on Robben Island, serving a five-year sentence for inciting workers to strike, and for leaving the country without a passport.Mlangeni and Motsoaledi had been arrested on 24 June, and were charged with conspiracy to overthrow the government and leaving the country illegally, but were charged together with the other Rivonia trialists.Hepple acted as lawyer for Mandela in 1962, also representing Sisulu and other ANC and PAC leaders. He managed to escape over the border before the trial.‘It’s the cops’Professor Sir Bob Hepple, now retired Emeritus Master of Clare College and Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge, recounts the events on the afternoon of the arrest.“At about 3.15pm, 15 minutes into the meeting, a van was heard coming down the drive.“Govan Mbeki went to the window. He said: ‘It’s a dry-cleaning van. I’ve never seen it before.’ Rusty Bernstein went to the window and exclaimed: ‘My God, I saw that van outside the police station on my way here!’“I moved to the open door and saw the panel of the van, which read Trade Steam Pressers. I could see a man wearing a white coat, hat and glasses on the front seat. I pulled the door closed. A few moments later I heard dogs barking. Rusty shouted: ‘It’s the cops, they’re heading here.’“Govan had collected up the Operation Mayibuye document and some other papers and I saw him putting them in the chimney of the small stove in the room. The back window was open, and I helped Govan, Walter Sisulu and Kathy Kathrada to jump out of it. There was a second or two as I moved back near the door, with Rusty next to me and Ray Mhlaba sitting next to the window.“The door burst open. Detective-Sergeant Kennedy, whom I had cross-examined in a political trial earlier that year, rushed in: ‘Stay where you are. You’re all under arrest.’‘A mysterious man’“He walked up to me with an excited sneer: ‘You’re Advocate Hepple, aren’t you?’Hepple was the chair of the youth section of the Congress of Democrats, which was part of the anti-apartheid alliance in the 1950s. He was a member of the secretariat which serviced the central political leadership of the ANC.He says that he had been anxious driving to Liliesleaf, or Lil’s place as it was called, from his chambers in the CBD. “My anxieties led me to stop more than once to ensure that I was not being followed. I took a secondary road to avoid passing the Rivonia police station.”He’d had a visit from a “mysterious man” who had appeared unannounced at his chambers that morning, with a message from the Natal leadership for the central underground leadership.“Ever since Mandela’s arrest there had been suspicions about a possible police spy and lax security in Natal. I feigned ignorance and told him to come back the next day. I intended to check his credentials at our meeting at Lil’s place that afternoon.”Living in secrecyThe leadership were worried about the police discovering Liliesleaf farm, where they had been secretly meeting and living for the past two years. A new property had been bought, a smallholding called Travallyn in Krugersdorp, and Goldberg had moved into it along with Sisulu, Mbeki, Mhlaba and Wilton Mkwayi. It was to become the new ANC headquarters, but the next meeting did not take place there.“It could not take place at Travallyn because that would repeat the security failure of bringing people to the place where the leaders of MK Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC were living in secrecy,” explained Goldberg, referring to Liliesleaf.“They could not at that moment decide on a safe venue, therefore they decided to have one more meeting at Liliesleaf,” he said. “It was the pressure of the security police surveillance and the house arrests, banning orders etcetera, that led to the fateful decision.”Solitary confinementImmediately after the arrest Hepple spent almost four months in solitary confinement, like the other Rivonia arrestees, before being offered freedom from prosecution if he turned state witness.He agreed to do so but as soon as he was released from jail he escaped across the border with his wife, making his way to England, where his young children and parents joined him later.Hepple said he found his jail time extremely difficult: “In the long hours of isolation and boredom, especially as I lay awake at night on the cold stone cell floor, I became obsessed with our predicament.“As the days and nights slowly passed I became increasingly confused and created my own world in which reality and fantasy were hard to separate.“Threats and promises made by the police during continuous periods of interrogation became distorted out of all proportion in my mind and my capacity to reason was seriously impaired.“I say this with hindsight, because one of the consequences of sensory deprivation and exhaustion is that one is unable to realise the extent of the changes taking place in normal behaviour.”Self-discipline, determinationMlangeni spent 26 years in prison, with his fellow Rivonia trialists, on Robben Island. He used simple methods to get through the low moments in prison.“I personally would take out the letters I received from my wife and read them over and over again. Look at the photographs I received and that helped me to get myself together again and go back to my studies.”Mlangeni became a politician on his release, and is still a member of Parliament.Goldberg says it took discipline and determination to get through his 22-year prison sentence in Pretoria Central Prison. He did not go to Robben Island like the others because he is white.“I believe it was our self-discipline and determination to uphold our dignity, to demand respect, and that the warders act within their own rules, that was the key to survival. We found ways of creating our own little world of politics and social contact that enabled us to support each other.“For myself, too, there was the sense of living time day by day. Time was flexible: at Christmas and New Year another year stretched out ahead, and suddenly it seemed the year was over. This was more so for lifers who had no release date.”Apartheid’s harshest prisonKathrada says in his book, Memoirs: “Nothing could have prepared me for the enormity of losing all choice in such mundane matters as deciding when to wake up and when to sleep, or comprehend that minor joys such as letter-writing and meetings with family and friends would be so severely curtailed and controlled, and that fundamental human rights would become privileges that had to be earned and were always under threat of removal.”Kathrada has been honoured with awards and honorary degrees; while in prison he obtained several degrees. In 1999 Letters from Robben Island: a Selection of Ahmed Kathrada’s Prison Correspondence was published. He is retired but still serves as the chairperson of the Robben Island Museum Council.Mandela describes Robben Island as the “harshest, most iron-fisted outpost in the South African penal system”. Being placed at Robben Island was “like going to another country. Its isolation made it not simply another prison, but a world of its own, far removed from the one we had come from.”He says that in Pretoria Central Prison, from where they were flown immediately upon being sentenced, they had felt connected to their families and supporters, but on the island, although they were together as a group, it was little consolation. “My dismay was quickly replaced by a sense that a new and different fight had begun.”That fight involved the Afrikaans-speaking warders demanding a master-servant relationship. “The racial divide on Robben Island was absolute: there were no black warders, and no white prisoners.”It was to be a long, hard 18 years on the island before he was moved to Pollsmoor Prison, then Victor Verster Prison, just outside Cape Town, for nine more years, before being released in February 1990.The world on releaseGoldberg says that the world he entered in 1985 was very different from the one he had left in 1964. “The world was different after 22 years. Colours were brighter, everything moved faster. I flew in a jumbo jet. I wasn’t sure of how to deal with the outside world.”Goldberg lived in England after his release, representing the ANC in exile and continuing his anti-apartheid activities. He settled in Cape Town in 2002, where he became special adviser to the Ministry of Water Affairs and Forestry. He is now retired.Kathrada was inundated by family and well-wishers when he arrived at his brother’s house in Lenasia, Johannesburg.“Except for a few indelible memories, most of that first day has always been a blank,” he says in Memoirs. “My most precious recollections are of my little grand-nieces and nephews, clambering all over me, clasping their little arms around my neck, holding my hands, hugging and kissing this strange man they had never seen, but had learnt to love in absentia.“After 26 years on my own, no other welcome could have meant as much as this spontaneous display of unconditional love and immediate acceptance.”‘and there was a roar’Mandela arrived on Robben Island in the prime of life – he was 44 years old. He left prison as a 71-year-old man.He walked out of Victor Verster Prison on 11 February 1990 to thousands of assembled people, hundreds of photographers, television cameras and journalists. He says in Long Walk to Freedom: “When I was among the crowd I raised my right fist, and there was a roar. I had not been able to do that for 27 years and it gave me a surge of strength and joy.”His first night of freedom was spent at Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s house in Cape Town. “We were led inside the house, where more family and friends met us but, for me, the most wonderful moment was when I was told that I had a telephone call from Stockholm. I knew immediately who it was. Oliver Tambo’s voice was weak but unmistakable, and to hear him after all those years filled me with great joy.”Mandela says that in his 27 years in prison, he held “a life-long conversation with him in my head”, and that when Tambo died in 1993, he felt like the “loneliest man in the world”.Liliesleaf information7 George Avenue, Rivonia, 2128, JohannesburgTelephone: (011) 803-7882/3/4Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 4pmTours from 45 minutes to 3 hours available. Booking recommended.Conference facilitiesWebsite: www.liliesleaf.co.zaAdapted from an article written by Lucille Davie in June 2008 for the City of Johannesburg.Reviewed: July 2015Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Most Export Sales Bearish

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest OMAHA (DTN) — This week’s export sales report should be viewed as neutral for corn, and bearish for soybeans, wheat and milo, according to DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman.For the week ended May 2, 2019, USDA reported an increase of 11.3 million bushels (mb) (287,600 metric tons) of corn export sales for 2018-19 and an increase of 0.3 mb (6,900 mt) for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 45.4 mb were below the 46.3 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 2.300 billion bushel (bb) in 2018-19. Corn export commitments now total 1.824 bb in 2018-19 and are down 10% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was neutral for corn in 2018-19, Hultman said.For the week ended May 2, 2019, USDA reported a net cancellation of 5.5 million bushels (149,100 mt) of soybean export sales for 2018-19 and an increase of 10.9 mb (295,600 mt) for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 22.3 mb were below the 36.6 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 1.875 bb in 2018-19. Soybean export commitments now total 1.653 bb in 2018-19 and are down 18% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was bearish for soybeans in 2018-19, Hultman said.For the week ended May 2, 2019, USDA reported an increase of 3.3 million bushels (90,600 mt) of wheat export sales for 2018-19 and an increase of 15.1 mb (412,300 mt) for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 24.4 mb were below the 29.5 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 945 mb in 2018-19. Wheat export commitments now total 939 mb in 2018-19 and are up 9% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was bearish for wheat in 2018-19, Hultman said.For the week ended May 2, 2019, USDA reported an increase of 2.2 million bushels (54,900 mt) of sorghum export sales for 2018-19 and none for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 0.4 mb were below the 2.7 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 85 mb in 2018-19. Sorghum export commitments now total 62 mb in 2018-19 and are down 70% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was bearish for sorghum in 2018-19, Hultman said.Todd Hultman can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ToddHultman(BAS)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more