Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Win £1000 a day for charity at YourCharitySpace As this year’s National Giving Week theme is “Give it up for¦”, the competition requires entrants to make and upload a 30-60 second digital video clip via their camcorder, camera or mobile phone, saying what they are prepared to give up for their favourite charity. It could be time, money, possessions, or anything they think appropriate.CAF will donate £1000 for the best video clip sent in every day during National Giving Week, with the proceeds going to the winner’s charity of choice. The YourCharitySpace website includes an online donation facility in partnership with CAF where visitors can select the charity they want to give money to. The database carries the majority of UK-registered charities. Community Channel has launched a social networking area, YourCharitySpace, on its website, and is promoting its launch with a competition to win £1000 each day for the winner’s favourite competition.The Community Channel has followed the trend in social networking sites set by websites such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo by creating YourCharitySpace. This is “a place for people to blog about causes they support and feel passionate about, using text, images and short video clips.” To promote the launch, which coincides with National Giving Week (16-22 October 2006), Community Channel and CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) are running a competition that enables people to win £1,000 for their favourite charity. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 October 2006 | News
News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting February 23, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific Organisation March 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Police in Mumbai said at the end of January 2004 that new measures against cybercrime would be put before the Maharashtra state government. The new rules would require people to show their ID and give their postal address before using a cybercafé. Owners would also have to install monitoring software at their own expense (400 euros) to block access to pornographic sites and other content deemed offensive. Examination of the new law was temporarily shelved following strong reactions from cybercafé owners in Mumbai, particularly through the APIAP. Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders has condemned a threat to confidentiality of cybercafés users in Karnataka State, southern India where the state governor is poised to pass new regulations forcing cafés to provide police with a register of names and addresses of all their clients.Similar measures are being studied for Maharashtra State, of which the capital is Mumbai, (formerly Bombay). April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Reporters Without Borders has condemned a threat to confidentiality of cybercafés users in Karnataka State, southern India where the state governor is poised to pass new regulations forcing cafés to provide police with a register of names and addresses of all their clients.Similar measures are being studied for Maharashtra State, of which the capital is Mumbai, (formerly Bombay).”Rules about to be adopted in Karnataka and Maharashtra states do not observe the standards of a democracy in protecting personal freedoms. The fight against terrorism and cybercrime should not lead to systematic monitoring of Internet-users”, said the organisation.According to the daily Times of India, the Karnataka law obliges café owners to demand that their clients produce their ID. Failing that, the user should be photographed using a webcam. All the information will have to retained in a register for one year for regular checking by the police.The local government has said this step was needed to fight cybercrime, but Ashish Saboo, president of the Association of Public Internet Access Providers (APIAP – http://apiap.cybernook.net) said, “These new measures are likely to dissuade many Internet-users from going to cybercafés and could lead to closure of almost half of them”. He added that he considered that, “keeping this type of register is completely ineffective to fight computer fraud or cyberterrorism”. IndiaAsia – Pacific News to go further September 30, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threat to cybercafés
Helen Jenkins, mother of University President Fr. John Jenkins, died Monday morning after sustaining severe head injuries in an accident Friday, according to a University press release. She was 88. Jenkins will be the celebrant for his mother’s funeral Mass, which is set to take place in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska on Wednesday, according to the release. “My mother has always shown a supernatural talent for making 12 people all feel important and loved to the same degree at the same time,” Jenkins said of his mother at his 2005 inauguration. “If ever I display any of that talent in the future, as I hope I do, you can be sure it did not originate with me.”At his inauguration, Jenkins told a story about his mother visiting the Grand Canyon, according to the release.“I remember the day we all visited the Grand Canyon, and then drove to a park for lunch,” Jenkins said. “Mom was handing out the sandwiches when a look of horror came across her face. She had one sandwich too many. She was no mathematician, but she knew that if she had one sandwich too many … she had one child too few.“In contrast to the good shepherd who would leave all her sheep to go off in search of the one, Mom herded us all into the car and Dad stomped on the gas. We found Rick safe and sound. But after Mom declared that your brother was lost and now is found, we were disappointed not to get the fatted calf,” he said.Fr. Jenkins was able to celebrate Mass at his mother’s bedside with his 11 siblings before she died.Helen Jenkins was a trained nurse, according to the release. In addition to 12 children, she is survived by 43 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.Tags: helen jenkins, Jenkins, Mother
Even though the show was virtual, Marshman says she still had a great time. Lily Marshman and her one-year-old calf, Rowan, are competing in virtual livestock shows. Last weekend in Norwich, Rowan was crowned the Reserve Junior Champion. OXFORD (WBNG) — After the cancellation of the New York State Fair, one exhibitor is still showing off her prized show calf bred at her family’s farm, Tiger Lily Holsteins Farm. Lily and Rowan will be competing in their next show in two weeks at the Washington County Fairgrounds. “It was a lot of fun,” Marshman said. “Even getting to lead her around in the grass.”
We Americans have many things of which to be proud. But in achieving our manifest destiny and becoming a world power, there are many things that we cannot be proud of. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion One such thing is our theft of what is now the state of California from Mexico in the 1800s. The time has come to undo that particular wrong by ceding California back to Mexico. This would be an unprecedented and magnanimous act of introspection.The state of California and the United States would both benefit by such action. The people of California could welcome, openly and without guilt, anyone they felt needed sanctuary from any of our laws.The United States would rid itself of malcontents like Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Brown, not to mention 55 liberally cast electoral votes. Reallocated ICE agents could enforce our laws where they are welcomed. Undocumented immigrants might actually begin to leave our country through California’s open borders.The loser in such a tripartite action, however, would be Mexico. It would reacquire a vastly changed California. Once a lush paradise, but lacking leadership in recent years, it is now plagued by huge debt, the worst overall quality of life of all our states, high levels of legal and illegal drug addiction, and high poverty and crime rates. Many of its cities are in worse shape than Tijuana. So if we need to sweeten the deal, maybe we could offer up Seattle, too.Jim MoorheadScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…
Honda Prospect Motor business innovation and sales and marketing director Yusak Billy praised all the winners, saying that the competition, which is in its third year, has attracted many virtual designers.“Aside from the rising number of participants, we have also witnessed improved design quality from all participants,” Yusak said in a press statement Wednesday.National Modificator and Aftermarket Association founder Andre Mulyadi acknowledged that Haekal’s design had managed to inject a more youthful energy into the Honda Brio. PT Honda Prospect Motor has announced its best virtual designer competition winner, who creatively modified the Honda Brio’s design. The trophy went to M. Haekal Shafi of Tangerang, Banten. Haekal’s design was deemed the boldest from 789 whole designs submitted from all over the country during the two-month competition, from May 11 until July 31. As the champion, Haekal will be awarded Rp 15 million. Second place was awarded to Deden Desmahikmawan, who will get Rp 10 million. M. Riyo Rizal Widhanto, who claimed third place, will get Rp 7 million for his design.Aside from the three winners, best decal was won by Pranoyo Aditya, who will be awarded Rp 5 million. M. Azra won the social media favorite category, earning him a Rp 3 million prize. Topics :
Final approvals were recently granted by government regulatory agencies for a dredging project set to begin this summer at the Grand Traverse Bay Harbor in Houghton County, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR).The work is part of the ongoing effort to save Buffalo Reef, an important Lake Superior natural fish-spawning reef from being covered by shifting stamp sands.“This dredging project would buy 5 to 7 years of protection for the reef and the whitefish juvenile recruitment area south of the harbor,” said Steve Casey, Upper Peninsula district supervisor for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Water Resources Division.“In the meantime, we need to develop a long-term, adaptive management plan, a solution, for the Gay stamp sands problem.”The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided $3.1 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design and carry out the dredging work, scheduled for May 2018.Under the permit, a total of 172,500 cubic yards of stamp sands are expected to be removed from an underwater bedrock trough, moving the sand to a 37-acre placement site that has the capacity to store 380,000 cubic yards.This 2,350-foot-long by 700-foot placement area, located about 1.5 miles from the dredge location, would be north of Buffalo Reef, behind a temporary berm.Another 20,000 cubic yards of sand would be removed from Grand Traverse Harbor, while 10,000 cubic yards of material would be dredged from an upland area next to the harbor, on the beach.Bids are expected to be solicited soon, with a contract awarded in late spring, said DNR.
Image Courtesy: TwitterAdvertisement Sachin Tendulkar, the icon of Indian cricket has turned 47 today. Regarded as one of the greatest artists of the Gentleman’s Game, the legendary Team India batsman’s birthday is a grand occasion for all cricket fans across the country, and the master Blaster had no shortage of wishes, as netizens poured greetings and felicitations all over social media. Along with millions of fans, many revered sportsperson and celebrities from the country wish Sachin a happy birthday.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterA number of current and former stars of the Indian cricket team tweeted their best wishes to Sachin. Below are some of the wishes.Happy birthday to the man whose passion for the game of cricket has inspired many. Wishing you an amazing year ahead paaji. 😊🎂 @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/Mj7tE9evHgAdvertisement — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 24, 2020Advertisement Wish @sachin_rt a very happy birthday ..have a healthy and happy life …— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) April 24, 2020Wishing @sachin_rt a very happy birthday ! A man who not only has inspired generations to take up the sport but is also a wonderful human being and a thorough gentlemen ! #SachinSachin #SirSachin #GodOfCricket pic.twitter.com/4LNeNCxj0y— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) April 24, 2020To the legend with an eternal sweet spot on the bat & in our hearts, here’s wishing MasterBlaster @sachin_rt a very happy bday. May ur life continue to shine like ur records & may u continue to inspire billions thru ur noble deeds. Loads of love & best wishes #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/l52w5dahA3— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 24, 2020Happy birthday @sachin_rt paji! Wishing you lots of health & happiness always. I have been so fortunate to share many memorable innings with you, specially my debut 100 & when you completed your 100th century.🇮🇳🏏🎂☝️ pic.twitter.com/a5fANuieXl— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 23, 2020True that the great man could stop time in India when batting. But the biggest inspiration @sachin_rt Paaji’s career is summed up is in these two pictures. Much needed to remember especially in these difficult times that after every adversity comes victory #HappyBirthdaySachin 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/UODlDjbCEL— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 24, 2020Fondly remember that time during your last test match when you walked up to me to share words of encouragement. The moment was yours, but you still thought of me! I cherish that moment even today. Happiest birthday @sachin_rt Paaji!#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/GKEfb8CgQL— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 24, 2020Many happy returns of the day to the great man.Hope you have a great day paaji. My two best moments with him were:1)Sharing the match winning partnership at Sydney against Australia in the first final.2)Receiving my test cap at Eden gardens #HappyBirthdaySachin @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/J9KRMAnNGX— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 24, 2020 You have been a constant source of inspiration for us, a very happy birthday Sachin paaji! May god bless you with good health and happiness. @sachin_rt— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) April 24, 2020Happy birthday @sachin_rt paaji, wish you lots of happiness and good health in the years ahead 🤗 pic.twitter.com/HXrlZHdYSx— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 24, 2020Birthday Greetings to dear @sachin_rt . You were and continue to remain an inspiration. Wish you ever more joy and success in all that you do. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/jX7wfyVE7I— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2020To a true inspiration, on the cricket field and off it, happy birthday Sachin sir, I hope you have a great day. 🎂 @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/0iRdZX0FDk— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) April 24, 2020Happy Birthday sir thank you for inspiring many and making people believe that dreams do come true. May god bless you with great health and you continue to inspire and guide us always. 🎂🎂 pic.twitter.com/EdewWhjKZI— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) April 24, 2020Wishing the great @sachin_rt a very happy birthday. So many wonderful memories of watching you play, and so many great cricket lessons you’ve shared with all of us. Thank you and hope you have a great day.— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 24, 2020I have seen Magic from the non striker’s end… STRAIGHT DRIVE from the master @sachin_rt paji’s bat.hope you are having a magical time with family on your birthday #HappyBirthdaySachin paji pic.twitter.com/VcuHq3Qk5s— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 24, [email protected]_rt have a great birthday Sachin Paaji ..love and respect to u alwys..May God bless u nd shower blessings on u and famiky nd dear ones…#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/bdeJlQZeVB— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) April 24, 2020Here’s my tribute to the #legend on his big day! Hope you are healthy and safe @sachin_rt#SachinBirthdaySpecial #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/8JYuR6xa7M— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) April 24, 2020Happy birthday Paaji @sachin_rt , May you continue to inspire many..many.. more generations to take up this glorious game #happybirthdaysachin pic.twitter.com/yuZIM2X4U2— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) April 24, 2020To, someone who changed the dynamics of the game and made generations fall in love with the sport. A legend and one of the nicest human beings, happy birthday @sachin_rt paji! 🎂 There won’t be another 🙌🏼#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/PFreyi7ixx— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 24, 2020Happy birthday God of Cricket 😊 Thank you for always being an inspiration Sachin Sir. #HappyBirthdaySachin @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/IotgsGXSP6— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) April 24, 2020Dear @sachin_rt sir. Wish you a very happy birthday. 🙏🙏— Shafali Verma (@TheShafaliVerma) April 24, 2020Happy Birthday, Bossman. Legacy you’ve left behind in the sport is immortal. God bless Champ 🤗 @sachin_rt #HappyBirthdaySachin #SachinTendulkar pic.twitter.com/aqSCso4in2— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 24, 2020He converted every stone thrown at him into milestones, turned out to be an inspiration for millions across the globe. Happy 47th birthday @sachin_rt paaji. Thank you for giving many nostalgic moments to us fans. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/QMtP13zH6d— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 24, 2020Many happy returns of the day paaji! Wishing good health and happiness always. #happybirthdaysachin @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/OyHn5DYvb1— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 24, 2020Many many happy returns of the day sir .. god bless you @sachin_rt #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/mO2uGXJ2z3— IQBAL ABDULLAH STAY HOME (@iqqiabdullah) April 24, 2020Happy birthday sachin paji !Always a inspiration on and off the field to billions of people including me across the world ! Thanku so much for wonderful memories for many years ! @sachin_rt #happybirthdaysachin pic.twitter.com/GzqIKphDML— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) April 24, 2020#HappyBirthdaySachin Thank you for inspiring us. Wishing you good health and happiness throughout the year @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/tagOsil5op— Lakshmi Narayanan (@lakshuakku) April 24, 2020Birthday greetings to one of the biggest legend of cricket @sachin_rt . Have a blast at home Paaji. Lots of love 🎂 #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/WwxVJjVXfi— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 24, 2020Many more happy returns of the day @sachin_rt paijee. The memories of your 100s at Chepauk are still so fresh in my memory and feels like it happened yesterday. May you have great day and beyond. #SachinSachin— lets stay indoors India 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) April 24, 2020Seems like this picture was taken in a different universe altogether!! Happy Birthday buddy …. have a good one! #SachinTendulkar #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/IdUFLiVhUI— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) April 24, 2020GreatGreatestLegendsAnd then comes the one and only, @sachin_rt! 🙏🏻A man that made cricket famous! Happy birthday Sachin Paaji! 🎂#HappyBirthdaySachin— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) April 24, 2020Foreign cricketers didn’t forget to wish the legend of the game.A very happy birthday to @sachin_rt . Arguably the best batsman in the history of the game. Its a pleasure to have known you, playing with you & against you. The battles against you on the ground are a treasure of my playing days. #HappyBirthdaySachin #SachinTendulkar pic.twitter.com/oJSN9vWCHd— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 24, 2020 Wishes also poured in from outside the cricket fraternity.Dear sir wish u a very happy birthday 🥳 🙏🙏 @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/8fLCbtOqDm— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) April 24, 2020प्रिय @sachin_rt आप हमेशा एक प्रेरणा बने रहेंगे। सचिन एक भावना है ।Wishing you a very happy birthday! #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/hjDqHUie2n— Sanjeev Rajput OLY (@sanjeevrajput1) April 24, 2020Happy birthday to Master blaster #SachinTendulkar 🎂👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/BJIXXlTiZV— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) April 24, 2020If inspiration and legendary had synonyms, it would be @sachin_rt. Happiest Birthday to you Sachin Sir. May you keep inspiring like always!#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/NmLUfAItPk— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) April 24, 2020Sachin also received wishes from many renowned Bollywood celebrities.A very happy birthday to you @sachin_rt I wish you the best of health and happiness . Stay amazing 🤗— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) April 24, 2020Happy birthday @sachin_rt. You’re always inspiring people, both on and off the field! Sending you good wishes on your special day. वाढदिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) April 24, 2020Wishing you many happy returns of this very special day Sachin! May good health, happiness and joy always be with you. Love.a.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) April 24, 2020Dear Sir SRT. I’ve always prayed for you whenever you walked out to bat. Have witnessed every 100 of yours. LIVE. May you also live a hundred years. Happy bday! 🇮🇳 🏏 @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/lGOsD4exMz— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) April 24, 2020After a stellar carrer with Men in Blue spanning 24 years, Sachin bid goodbye to cricket in 2013 at the age of 40, after making 200 Tests and 463 ODI appearances.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-What Sachin Tendulkar is doing during the Covid-19 lockdownCheckmate Covid: Online chess tournament fundraiser to fight against the pandemic Advertisement
Team Kootenay then ran into two very tough teams from Thompson Okanagan and Fraser River-Delta, losing 5-0 and 7-1 respectively.Fraser River-Delta did not lose a game during the entire tournament, taking home the gold medal.The only goal of the tournament Fraser River-Delta allowed was scored by Castlegar’s Josh Fogal.In the consolation round, Team Kootenay ran into some bad luck losing to Vancouver Island/Central Coast 3-1.Team Kootenay held a 1-0 lead on the Lower Mainland zone on a goal by Cranbrook’s Jordan Klassen before the players ran out of gas.”Due to some logistical errors by the games organizers earlier in the day — the bus missed picking the team up, our boys had not had breakfast or lunch (the lunches were late being delivered and did not arrive in time to get to us before our game,” Dyck explained.”In the second half we continued strong initially, but by the midpoint of the second half you could see the boys running out of gas.”In the seventh-eighth matchup, Team Kootenay once again outlasted North West 3-1. Klassen, Mikey Stambulic of Cranbrook and Midway’s Sam Foy scored for Team Kootenay. A few breaks one way or another and Team Kootenay may have finished up the standings at the recent 2012 B.C. Summer Games last month in Surrey.The team, coached by Kerry Dyck and James Baxter of Nelson and Michael Stambulic of Cranbrook, finished the boy’s soccer tournament with a 2-3 record and seventh place in the province.”In the end it was a very positive experience,” said head coach Kerry Dyck. “Most of all, the camaraderie we developed as a team (they are a terrific group of boys and it was a real pleasure to work with them and I am extremely proud of them) and just being part of the experience of the BC Summer Games were real highlights,” Dyck added.Six of the players on the team were from Nelson — Milo Baranyai-Sheppard, Thomas Baxter, Jaden Dyck, Ezra Foy, Angus Paterson and Jesse Thurston — and two players were from Castlegar — Josh Fogal — and Midway — Sam Foy.The rest of the players were from Cranbrook.Nelson opened the round robin by bouncing North West 3-1.Cody Sugihara of Cranbrook scored twice while Jesse Thurston added a single.
The first Annual Top Women Conference is under way at Emperor’s Palace in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg. The two-day conference, taking place today and tomorrow, brings together some of the most powerful and well-known women from various industries.Among the speakers are the executive director of UN Women and the former deputy president of South Africa, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; Thuli Madonsela, the public protector of South Africa; and Susan Shabangu, the minister of women in the presidency.The conference is hosted by Topco Media and it recognises outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision, and innovation in South African organisations.Welcome to the @Dept_of_Women @TopWomenConf 2016 . We cannot wait to welcome keynote speaker @phumzileunwomen— Top Women Conference (@TopWomenConf) August 17, 2016“It will not be another talk shop, motivational workshop, or death-by-PowerPoint presentation event,” reads the Top Women website. “The conference aims to bring together decision makers and thought leaders who are serious about delivering results.”Karla Fletcher, director of Topco, spoke about the debate on 50/50 gender parity by 2030. “What we have noted is that whether it is debated or not, the point is it is not going away and you can choose to positively affect and gain from this process, or alternatively be left behind. We need people who are going to push the gender agenda,” she said.The speakersMlambo-Ngcuka was sworn into the UN in 2013. She has been devoted to human rights, equality and social justice throughout her career.“Not only has she worked in government, civil society and within the private sector, she is also driving the gender equality agenda, an area where progress is being made, but too slowly,” said Fletcher.Before taking up her position at the UN, Mlambo-Ngcuka served as the deputy president of South Africa, minister of minerals and energy, and deputy minister in the department of trade and industry.She started off as a teacher and has her PhD in education and technology from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.Madonsela has been the public protector since October 2009 following a unanimous vote in parliament. She is the first woman to hold the position. Her term ends in October 2016.“Since Advocate Madonsela took office, the public protector as a constitutional institution has tackled tough questions and has received unprecedented national and international recognition,” reads her profile on the website of the Office of the Public Protector, “which has included her being recognised by Time magazine as one of the world’s most influential people in 2014.”The main job of her office is to investigate abuses of power and maladministration of state affairs, mediate administrative disputes, and advise on possible solutions through recommendations and reports.Shabangu has been the minister of women since 2014. She has a long history in the liberation struggle, and was a member of the group of women who revived the Federation of South African Women during the late 1970s.“She was also a member of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) National Women’s Sub-Committee, working with women’s issues and representing the TGWU at national level,” reads her profile on the ministry website.Shabangu was previously the deputy minister of minerals and energy and the deputy minister of safety and security.Other speakers at the conference include businesswomen such as Jenna Clifford, Wendy Appelbaum and Khanyisile Kweyama.See the Top Women Conference website for more information.SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info material