13 August 2013 President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Superior Courts Bill, which aims to restructure South Africa’s judiciary and integrate its court system while enhancing access to justice in country. The Superior Courts Bill, which was approved by the Cabinet in December 2010, will consolidate all the laws relating to the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the High Court into a single piece of legislation. It will also establish a single High Court of South Africa. Until now, the country’s Superior Courts have been structured largely in accordance with the Supreme Court Act of 1959 passed early on during apartheid rule. Through the new law, the current 13 High Courts, which include High Courts inherited from the former “self-governing” apartheid homelands of Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Ciskei and Venda, will be rationalised into a single High Court with a fully functional Division of the Court established in each province. Larger divisions will in turn have one or more local seats as may be necessary to bring justice closer to where people live. “The communities who live in the now Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces have endured the hardship of accessing the High Court in North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria since the formation of the Union of South Africa for a period of more than a century,” Zuma said after signing the Bill into law on Tuesday. “Legally, they can now have the benefit of having their own division of the High Court right at their doorstep.” This will happen as soon as construction of the two High Court Divisions in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces has been completed. “The construction of the Limpopo seat of the High Court is under way and will be completed by June 2014, while the construction of the Mpumalanga seat is expected to commence before the end of this year,” Zuma said. He said it was vital to ensure that justice “does not remain the privilege of the rich but is a fundamental human right enjoyed by all our people. The Superior Courts Act is a step in this direction”. Source: SAnews.gov.za
I like chess. More specifically, I like to play the position of White in chess. If you are unfamiliar with the game, White always gets to move first. Black always moves second. Even though not much happens in the opening moves, there is an advantage in getting to move your pieces first. You are one half-step ahead of your competitor, and this provides an advantage, as your competitor is always responding to you.Even though I know how to play the giuoco piano (quiet game) opening as Black, it being one of the more popular ways to defend from being behind, it is always tricky to take back the initiative. The skill of the game is looking three moves ahead, but it can be difficult to discern your opponent’s intentions. That’s what makes chess such a great game.I am writing this today because I recognize how many people and organizations are on their back foot. They are on defense, not offense. Their competitors are taking the initiative and taking the fight to them. As their losses mount, they become even more entrenched in a defensive posture, believing they are at a disadvantage, and looking outside of the things that are inside their control for reasons that justify their continued losses.Whenever you are challenged, don’t look outside for reasons without spending double the time and energy looking inside at what you need to change.The way to get off of your back foot is to change your posture. It’s to take the role of White in the game of chess. It is to move first and cause your competition to respond to you instead of the other way around. This decision is about your mindset and the actions you take—but it begins with your mindset, your attitude, your beliefs.I just finished writing my third book, titled Eat Their Lunch. It’s a book about competitive displacements, or more directly, stealing clients away from your competitors. This book is two things. First, it’s my response to the idea of a Blue Ocean Strategy, the idea that you should have an offering so unique as to have no competitors. As much as I love the idea, it is not the ocean most of us occupy. We swim in the red ocean. If you want to grow by 12 percent in a market that’s growing by 3 percent, then you’re going to need to take market share from someone else. Second, Eat Their Lunch is a book about taking the initiative. It’s about proactively creating new opportunities and taking clients who belong to your competitors.Let there be no doubt that your competitors are trying to take your clients from you. When this is true, you can feel that you must always defend, shifting your focus from proactively creating and winning new opportunities, to securing the ground you’ve already taken. Success and growth require that you do both, the last chapter of ETL is a recipe for retaining your accounts while you shift to your front foot and take the fight to your competitors rather than allowing them the first move.Whatever you do, get off your back foot and take the initiative. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now
With the campaigning for the bypolls to four Assembly seats in Punjab coming to an end, the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal leaders on Saturday exchanged sharp words as parties made their last-ditch efforts to woo the voters.In Punjab, bypolls in Phagwara, Jalalabad, Dakha and Mukerian Assembly constituencies will be held on October 21. The results will be declared on October 24.Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who was in Mukerian to campaign for the Congress candidate, hit out at the SAD saying that people have rejected the Akali Dal and its leadership was a spent force. Akali chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said Capt. Amarinder’s admission that by-elections’ result would not be a referendum on his government was a clear indication that he has admitted defeat.Trashing Mr. Badal’s charge of no development in Punjab under the current regime, Capt. Amarinder also ridiculed his statement that he (Capt. Amarinder) was not accessible to the people.
The Gujarat High Court on Thursday handed over the investigation of the alleged fake encounter of Sadiq Jamal Mahetar to the CBI, in yet another setback to the state police.Sadiq was killed near the Galaxy Cinema in the Naroda area in Ahmedabad on January 13, 2003 by Ahmedabad Crime Branch officers led by D. G. Vanzara, who is already behind the bars in connection with the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.The police had claimed then that Jamal was a Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative and had entered Gujarat with a mission to assassinate chief minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader L. K. Advani and VHP leader Pravin Togadia.However, question marks on the killing surfaced in 2003 itself with Mumbai- based journalist Ketan Tirodkar confessing before the special MCOCA Court that Sadiq was killed in a fake encounter. Ketan had also admitted that Mumbai police’s encounter specialist Daya Nayak had handed over Jamal to the Gujarat Police on the request of a politician from the state.Tirodkar had later told the media that Sadiq was handed over to a team of Gujarat Police, including D. G. Vanzara by Daya Nayak at the Borivali National Park on January 11, 2003, before he was killed.It is pertinent to note here that under D. G. Vanzara, the then chief of Ahmedabad crime branch, Gujarat Police, had killed as many as 20 people within a span of three years.The police have developed a signature style with almost all the victims falling to their bullets in the early hours of the day. The ” killer” cops also did not bother to recycle the motive attributed to their victims and maintained that almost every one of them from Sadiq to Sohrabuddin wanted to gun down the CM to avenge the 2002 Godhra riots.advertisement” The order for the CBI probe into Sadiq’s killing means justice for us,” Shabbir Jamal, brother of Sadiq said. ” We were hoping for justice and today’s order gave us just that,” he added.Shabbir said his family’s faith in the high court has been vindicated and now it trusts the CBI to deliver justice to them.Sadiq’s is the third case of an alleged fake encounter to be handed over to the CBI. While the state government had resisted the probe by the central agency and had suggested a special task force for the same, Justice M. R. Shah turned down the plea and handed it over to the CBI saying that since the involvement of senior police officials is suspected, the case calls for a probe by an independent agency.The court also turned down the state’s plea that a sevenyear delay in filing of the appeal by the brother of the deceased created issues of credibility, stating, ” crime never dies”. Welcoming the high court order, lawyer Dr. Mukul Sinha said: ” Now with the CBI probe into the investigation, the larger conspiracy behind the series of alleged fake encounters is likely to be busted.” Among other notable fake encounters by the Gujarat Police on the premise that the victims were hatching a conspiracy to kill Modi, is that of Ishrat Jahan.Jahan, a college student, was killed along with three other persons, near Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.Vanzara, then head of the DCB, Gujarat Police, had alleged that the victims were Lashkar members and were planning to kill the Gujarat CM. A probe later found that it a was fake encounter.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Apia (Samoa), Sep 11 (PTI) India ended their Commonwealth Youth Games campaign in style by winning two out of the four gold on offer on the concluding day and finishing fifth in the overall medal tally here today. The Indians clinched both the boys and girls tennis singles titles through Sasi Kumar Mukund and Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal, following their mixed doubles success together earlier. India thus won three out of five gold on offer in tennis. With the two gold today, India ended at the fifth spot in the overall tally with 19 medals (9 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze) behind Australia (24, 19, 19), South Africa (13, 7, 15), England (12, 16, 16) and Malaysia (11, 3, 3). Dhruthi brushed off the challenge of Namibias Lesedi Jacobs in the womens singles summit clash, winning in straight sets 6-3, 6-0. Her powerful ground strokes were a particular feature of her game. “I stayed focus and gave my best every time I was on court and I think thats what got me through. Today was definitely one of the best games,” Dhruthi said. In mens singles final, Mukund controlled the game with his fast serves and power hits, proving too good for his Scottish opponent Ewen Lumsden in the match that the Indian won 6-1, 6-2. “For this match, I was really confident. Going in I knew that I was going to play really well, I just had the will to win and I always give 100 per cent,” he said. Talking about the mixed doubles win, Dhruthi said, “It was the first time playing together and it was amazing playing with him (Kumar Mukund), it was a good experience. I hope we can play together in the future.” Chef de Mission of Indian contingent and Jharkhand Athletics Association President Madhu Kant Pathak did the honours in the medal ceremony, presenting the gold to Mukund and Dhruthi for their mixed doubles win. Twenty-five Indians had taken part in the five-day multi-sporting event hosted by this Pacific island nation of Samoa, competed by athletes aged 14-18 from 40 countries in 107 events across nine disciplines. “Samoa has truly delivered… the warmest, friendliest Commonwealth Youth Games ever,” declared Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin. PTI PDS AH AHadvertisement
India will aim at another easy victory against Zimbabwe in the second one-day international game here on Monday that will enable them clinch the three-match series. (Also read: Will do well in all three formats: Lokesh Rahul) The young Indian team, comprising largely of newcomers, gave a good account of themselves in the first match, winning by nine wickets with 45 balls to spare on Saturday.India were dominant from the very beginning against a weak Zimbabwe side. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah picked up four wickets as the hosts were dismissed for a paltry 168. (Also read: Lokesh Rahul joins League of Extraordinary Gentleman with ton on ODI debut)RAHUL’S SPECIAL DEBUTThen it was opener Lokesh Rahul who made his debut special with an unbeaten 100. (Also read: Under-pressure MS Dhoni happy to start Zimbabwe series with massive win)Rahul will be hoping to score heavily in the series to boost his self-esteem before taking the flight to the West Indies for a Test series in August.Not only Rahul, Ambati Rayudu also was among runs, striking a patient unbeaten 62.India’s all-round performance would have gladdened skipper M.S. Dhoni after the selectors picked a rookie squad for the series.INDIAN PACERS FIRENot only Bumrah, India’s other bowlers also performed impressively.Pacers Dhawal Kulkarni and Barinder Sran got two wickets each. Spinners Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahala also claimed one each.Dismissing the hapless Zimbabweans for 168 was half the job done. The victory was never in doubt after that.Given the status and quality of the opposition, the Indian management could provide opportunities to those who didn’t get an opportunity in the first match.advertisementThe middle-order batsmen, like Manish Pandey among others, are expected to perform well and raise their profile in the eyes of the national selectors for a permanent place in the squad when at full strength.SAME SIDE TODAY?The only aspect worth being curious about, apart from individual performances, will be the final 11 for the Indian side. The focus will be on Dhoni whether he will choose to play the same team or provide opportunity to those who sat out the first match.India have earlier beaten Zimbabwe 3-0 in 2015 and are heavily favoured for another whitewash performance.TeamsIndia: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), KL Rahul, Faiz Fazal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Axar Patel.Zimbabwe: Graeme Cremer (captain), Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Neville Madziva, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Wellington Masakadza, Peter Moor, Twanada Mupariwa, Richard Mutumbami (wicketkeeper), Taurai Muzarabani, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams.
“It doesnt mean anything to me that we have never beaten “It doesnt mean anything to me that we have never beaten Italy in a big tournament”, said Germany midfielder Toni Kroos. “They are the best team we will have faced here. Im looking forward to the game and Im very optimistic.” But the question will be whether previous failures appear at the back of German minds should Italy take the lead in Bordeaux. Torino striker Ciro Immobile, who spent an unhappy season at Borussia Dortmund, is not impressed with the respectful noises coming from the Germans. “Weve beaten them so many times … theyre just trying to cover themselves,” he said. “We know Germany are strong and will be sure of themselves. But our victory over Spain has really lifted our confidence.” Germany have all their players fit and no suspensions. Centre-back Jerome Boateng has recovered from a calf strain which made him doubtful for the 3-0 win over Slovakia in the last 16. The burly Bayern Munich defender scored his first international goal against Slovakia. After three Euro 2016 appearances off the bench, Die Mannschafts leader Schweinsteiger is poised to make his first start after a knee injury. Germanys shot-stopper Manuel Neuer is on a record run of five games unbeaten, a first in the 108-year history of the German FA, which includes the 2-0 warm-up win over Hungary. Italy have Thiago Motta suspended and are waiting on the fitness of two other midfielders. Italys De Rossi is almost certain to miss out after injuring his right thigh in the win over Spain. Likewise, Lazio winger Antonio Candreva is doubtful after suffering a hamstring injury in their 1-0 group stage win over Sweden nearly two weeks ago. Neither took part in Thursdays Italy training session behind closed doors.advertisement Let battle commence. AFP KHS KHS
Yuzvendra Chahal reached his 50th wicket in One-Day Internationals when he picked his second wicket during India vs Pakistan in the Super Four of Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.Chahal reached the milestone in his 30th ODI when he sent Asif Ali (30) back to pavilion in the 45th over of Pakistan innings.Before the match, Chahal had 48 wickets to his name and before getting Asif out, he trapped Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq (10) leg before wicket to put himself at the brink of the milestone.Chahal is the second fastest Indian spinner to reach 50 ODI wickets. Kuldeep Yadav is the other Indian spinner in the list as he took 24 matches to reach the milestone.Overall, Chahal is the seventh fastest among spinners but he is the fifth fastest Indian bowler to reach 50 wickets.Asia Cup 2018, India vs Pakistan: Live Blog | Live Cricket Score | Scorecard”I was trying for the last two matches, happy that I got in this match [on his 50th wicket],” Chahal said after the Pakistan innings.It was a googly that got him his 50th ODI wicket, Asif tried to swing his bat at the ball and saw his middle stump goes for a toss.”I have been working [on the accuracy]. Even in the IPL, I have bowled in tough situations. The legbreak is relatively easy to pick, so the slider and googly work better on this slow surface. I was trying to bowl the googly to the left-hander more.”50 ODI wickets for @yuzi_chahalCongratulations #TeamIndia #AsiaCup #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/IiTCwnwGCkadvertisement BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 2018Chahal termed the wicket as slow and said it was easier to bowl with the new ball. He advised the Indian batsmen to be careful in the first 10 overs against a quality Pakistan bowling line-up.”The wicket is a bit slow. So with the old ball, bowling the flipper was tough. The bowling was better with the new ball.”Pakistan have good bowlers, first 10 overs will be crucial, the openers should try to play carefully.”Kuldeep Yadav also had a good day as he picked two wickets in partnership with Chahal. Since the two have struck a partnership for India, they have become the country’s spin twins and have been a regular feature in limited-overs cricket for India.”We bowl in partnerships [himself and Kuldeep]. My idea is to first read the wicket and then bowl according to the plan.”Here is how Chahal picked his 49th and 50th wickets in ODIs:Chahal to Imam, OUT! Excellent use of the review there by India and the change in bowling has worked wonders. Chahal strikes off the last delivery of his first over. Imam-ul-Haq has to take the long walk back, cheaply this time. Credit though has to be given to Dhoni here, he wants the review to be taken and it turns out to be the right move. Chahal tosses this up around middle and off, it pitches and turns back in. Imam lunges forward to defend but his bat hits the pad first due to which he fails to meet the ball. It pings his front pad. The players appeal, Chahal is pleading but the umpire shakes his head. Dhoni gives Rohit the nod and the Indian skipper goes for the review. Replays roll in and they confirm there is no bat involved. Hawk Eye later on shows three reds. The on-field call has to be overturned and the Indians are ecstatic as they have drawn first blood.Chahal to A Ali, OUT! Bowled ’em! 50th ODI wicket for Chahal and he is cock-a-hoop. He slips in the googly on middle, Asif clears his front leg and goes for the slog sweep but misses it completely to hear the death rattle. A cameo from Ali comes to an end.
zoom Offshore Wind Services (OWS) has announced the acquisition of the multipurpose/diving support vessel “Offshore Beaver”, formerly known as “Union Beaver”.Before entering the fleet of OWS, “Offshore Beaver” had supported projects in the North Sea for Boskalis.With her 32 pax accommodation capacity, 25t crane, salvage winches and 4-point mooring system, she is capable of laying her own anchor pattern, providing oil spill response solutions, acting as mother ship for operations involving daughter crafts and providing craning services offshore.The vessel has been dry docked in 10 days, including painting, to start her first deployment as diving support vessel on a Windfarm in German Waters starting this Friday.The acquisition of the “Offshore Beaver”‘ and the addition of “Offshore Wielingen”, a next generation Damen Twin Axe 2610, which will be delivered in September 2014, are just a few examples how these ambitions are being realized.Workships Contractors B.V. is the manager for Offshore Wind Services (OWS), as well as its subsidiary Offshore Wind Power Marine Services Ltd. (OWPMS).Workships provide commercial, operational and QHSE assistance from their offices in The Netherlands and the UK for their fleet of crew transfer vessels (CTV) and Diving Support Vessel. May 30, 2014;