Sunday, 22 November 2015

The Blade In The Community

Oscar Pistorius walked into a South African police station to report for community service, the first public sighting of the double-amputee athlete since he was released from jail in secret last month and moved to house arrest.
Pistorius is currently serving a five-year sentence for shooting to death girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and can only leave home for specific reasons, like attending church or for the community service tasks he has been ordered to do. Ngiyesabanews source may reveal that Pistorius was accompanied by an unidentified woman, who eyewitness said was a social worker. He will serve the remaining four years of the sentence under house arrest at his uncle's mansion in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. But having been acquitted of murder at trial last year, the 28-year-old Pistorius is facing a second legal challenge.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Change of plans in France to limit events around Paris climate summit

PARIS (Reuters) - Friday's attacks in Paris were probably ordered by a Belgian living in Syria and carried out by a group led by Belgium-based French nationals with an accomplice who may have used a refugee route via Greece. With at least one of the group still on the run, French prosecutors say they have identified five of the seven who died in suicide attacks on Paris bars, a concert hall and a soccer stadium that killed 129 people.
Four were French, while the fifth man was stopped and fingerprinted in Greece in October and may have been Syrian. Belgian police were hunting for Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old Frenchman based in a suburb of Brussels, who is one of at least two brothers believed to have been involved in the plan who managed to cross the border after the attacks. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national currently in Syria, was suspected of having ordered the operation, a source close to the investigation said. Meanwhile The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, said on Monday that France will limit the events to core negotiations and will cancel planned marches and concerts in the wake of the attacks. This despite the fact that no foreign leaders had asked France to postpone the 30 November-11 December summit, which would amount to “abdicating to the terrorists”, Valls said. Environmental activists are due to meet later on Monday, Reuters reports, to rethink plans for a march on 29 November, the eve of the summit, that they had hoped would attract perhaps 200,000 people to put pressure on governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Mainstream groups say they will respect any bans, decreed under emergency powers in France after the attacks on Friday that France blamed on Islamic State.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

The fight goes on at Leeds City College

By Nqobile "Q" Mafu
I don’t know who to blame in this situation of the job cuts, either the government or the politician. The fight goes on at Leeds City College more staff are being pushed away by the voluntary redundancy system with has been implemented since last year. The voluntary redundancy second phase has brought hatred in the campus. Ngiyesabanews may reveal that most people who are affected have received a big pay cut. One of the staff state that what is happening is inhuman “On my case they have cut my salary up to 75% and I have been offered a part time job.” also stated that they have cut his hours from 37 hours per week to 15 hours this is bizarre. The secretary of Leeds Unison Brian Mulvey state that “The situation is unique they been cuts for the past 5 years and these cuts are destroying the image of the College.” The Unison will try to help its members by giving them advice and try to put those who are affected back to work. The University and College Union (UCU) said that 293 members of staff will be affected by the changes, which include creating 176 new full-time equivalent roles, and warns some face being forced to take a pay cut. This system is killing the future of the college. Some tutors are depressed and stressed because they work hard to make students achieve their of the staff said “we have been intimidated and pushed in a corner.” Now tutors are responsible of safeguarding, while the management is trying to get the job done with less people. “In this new system we will not need any references from the student, which means we will just take anyone without knowing the students background” said one of the admin staff. The majority of cuts will be in non-teaching areas of the college, but it said it was refining “a small number” of curriculum posts in under-recruited courses. It said the cuts were necessary to save £2.83m lost in Government funding. Ngiyesabanews may reveal that the management is creating hatred within the staff members and this is a dived rule.The most horrible and hectic thing is that why some of the department has been not touched? The management failed to comment on this question.