Trade Conferences International, the preferred conference organiser for the Southern African major banks, IT and financial service providers, will be hosting the first third party risk conference in South Africa. The Third Party Risk Management 2019 Conference will be taking place on 19 – 20 March 2019 at Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg. This two days conference will be addressed by more than 15 industry experts, tacking the following The third party risk management landscape in Southern Africa Managing risk and instituting best practice due diligence principles Setting up a third party risk management framework Impact of technology and data on third party risk For the brochure with full programme contact Portia Dhlamini, Project Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 803 1553 Professionals dealing with the following will highly benefit from attending this conference; sourcing * vendor management * procurement * compliance* KYS/KYC * regulation * innovation *reporting * financial crime * monitoring & control * risk management * cyber security *identity management * legal affairs* fraud * auditing *forensics * information technology * data management * financial regulation and supervision * financial surveillance * assurance * transactional monitoring * treasury * shared services * cyber security * contract management * supply chain CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
First,Understanding Your Laptop AC Adapter DC power or direct current is required to operate your laptop. However, the adapter that is supplied with your laptop is referred to as an AC adapter. This is because the adapter is responsible for converting the AC or alternating current provided into the wall unit to direct current in order to facilitate the functioning of your laptop. When the laptop AC adapter is connected to your device, it provides an advantage of mobility to it. However, there could be occasions when your laptop might fail to function in its usual way even when the adapter is connected to it. This condition could arise when the adapter is faulty. You can conduct few tests to ascertain whether an issue with your laptop AC adapter is there or not. When you place an adapter into an electric socket, usually the LED present on it starts glowing. Similarly, when this adapter is connected to your laptop, its lights too start appearing. If both of these lights or any one of them fails to glow, you can be sure of some impending problem. You will need to try working out with another wall unit. If the adapter fails to work there as well, it can be ascertained that there is some problem with it. However, if it works fine and so is your laptop then you can be sure of some problem in your first wall unit. Second,take good care of your Laptop AC Adapter You cannot work with a faulty adapter. So, if there is some problem with it, you either need to get it replaced entirely or get it repaired. To take good care of your laptop AC adapter, you need to remember these points: The cords of your adapter should bend too much. When they're bent too much damage can be caused to their internal wires leading to short-circuit.Do not keep your adapter in contact with water. You need to keep these devices far away from water sources. If you unfortunately broke your laptop ac adapters, chances are you are looking for a cheap replacement since ordering from . . .
Helping your child make the most of repeating a Grade When babies are learning to walk, they fall (or fail) many times over. Babies need to repeat the process (of learning to walk) over and over again, until they get it right and are able to move on to greater movement such as running, jumping and skipping. According to Cindy Glass, Owner and Founder of Step Up Education Centres, “These ‘failures’ are normal and natural processes in the act of learning to walk. In fact, they are expected and hailed as signs of effort and future success!” She adds that as we grow older, our fear of failing and falling down tends to slow our progress and in some cases, even stop it altogether. “Children who ‘fail’ a grade, for example, often feel humiliated, ashamed, embarrassed and depressed. Their self-worth plummets and they often find it difficult to accept the fact that they will not be moving up to a new grade with their classmates." Parents, too, struggle with a ‘failed’ grade as, so often, they see it as an indictment on their parenting. “And yet, if you think about it, ‘failing’ a grade is not all that different to trying to walk for the first time. Some skills need more time and attention to master and not all children learn at the same rate or even in the same way.” If your child is repeating a grade in 2019, Cindy gives you some tips to help him/her in understanding and embracing the gift of being given this opportunity to learn more effectively: 1. There is no such thing as failing a grade. It is time to speak a different language. Your child has not yet mastered the building blocks needed to move on to a new grade. He/she is being given an opportunity to REPEAT a grade in order to master these important skills. 2. Address the elephant in the room through open and honest communication. Speak to your child about them having to repeat the grade. Find out how they feel and what they will need from you in order to move forward with a positive outlook. . . .
BOOST CREATIVE SOLUTIONS in association with Safetech is proud to present BOOST INDUSTRIAL THEATRE – a tool for effective and interactive communication in industry endorsed by Dr Brett Williams (owner of SAFETECH and leading authority on Occupational Health and Safety in South Africa). The working world is in constant flux – from increased diversity of employees (language, culture, background, experience levels); to a regular upgrading of product/service offerings to keep up with changing market needs. Change Management is a minefield in industry, where complex relationship dynamics and corporate politics can often obstruct the effective communication of changes. Employees are often resistant to the traditional one-way communication model which is imposed on them by management. They often view management as “them” as opposed to “us”, and are suspicious of intentions. These conditions create a need for a more objective, interactive, diverse, meaningful and “worker-friendly” method of communicating valuable information to employees. Research indicates that there are direct correlations between the level of engagement with employees and organisational performance indicators. …Enter BOOST INDUSTRIAL THEATRE! "Industrial Theatre as organisational development methodology can assist organisations in translating a system of shared understanding and thus impact directly on organisational culture. Culture impacts directly on THE WAY in which things are done in an organisation and therefore Industrial Theatre can impact behaviour in organisations sustainably. Industrial Theatre influences assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, mindsets and frames of reference, and creates an understanding of all these elements and the way in which these elements impact on the learning, behaviour and personal growth of the individual. In this way industrial Theatre brings about an understanding of complex (business) issues and is a very effective way of educating, mobilising and . . .
Former Madibaz cricketer Anrich Nortje, who is fast emerging as one of South Africa's brightest bowling prospects, says a broader approach to life has helped him hugely during his cricket career. The 25-year-old paceman has been forced to undergo a number of rehabilitation periods, but the hard work he has put in and the support he has received from a number of role players at Nelson Mandela University have seen him reap rich rewards. This has come in the form of a contract with Kolkata Knight Riders to play in the Indian Premier League later this year, a much sought-after deal among modern-day cricketers. Nortje has worked his way steadily through the ranks and caught the eye with a number of influential performances in the inaugural Mzansi Super League late last year. An ankle injury derailed his participation in the Twenty20 competition, but his experiences at Mandela University where he had some injury problems have toughened him mentally for these sorts of challenges. "I learnt quite a bit from my varsity days," said Nortje. "Among them was being patient while playing and also being patient when injured. "I learnt to work hard towards certain goals during my time with Madibaz." He said gaining a degree - he has a B.Comm in financial planning and a postgraduate diploma - was essential to his long-term development as a cricketer. "When I first went to varsity I just wanted to play cricket," said Nortje, who was schooled at Handhaaf Primary and Die Hoërskool Brandwag in Uitenhage. "But after the first injury I started shifting my mindset to focus on my studies. I believe that is something that every cricketer needs. "You can't focus only on sport and hope it works out. Even if you have a decent career there is still an after-sport career that you'll need to pursue and to have something to fall back on is very important." He said having his academic career to focus on when he was injured helped him get through the frustrations of . . .
Parker’s Comedy Night, Montecasino – 13 February 2019. Over one third of the South African population comprises of children and millions of them do not have access to the basic right of quality education. Love-a-School campaign is one of the fundraising events by the Adopt-a-School Foundation created to be a positive force, in changing the future of education in South Africa. On the 13th of February 2019 the Foundation will be hosting the Love-a-School comedy night at Parker’s Comedy and Jive, Montecasino from the 18:00 till late, tickets are already available on Quicket at R200 per person. We will update the line-up on Quicket closer to the time, keep an eye on our social media pages for competitions and more information about this initiative. Raffles and prizes will be up for grabs on the night, purchase your ticket now by visiting https://www.quicket.co.za/events/64055-love-a-school-fundraiser/#/ . The aim of this fundraising campaign is to create awareness around the work of the Foundation and to cultivate a love of education and giving back to the communities we operate in across South Africa. We look forward to connecting and hosting you at the Parker's Comedy and Jive. From humble beginnings, the Foundation has grown exponentially. With four hundred and nighty eight schools spanning the entire country, making a sustainable difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of learners, their families and their communities. Through a holistic, inclusive model called Whole School Development, the Foundation addresses the academic, infrastructural, social welfare and leadership environments in adopted schools, to ensure that the schools are conducive to teaching and learning. Through this holistic approach, the Foundation is able to address most obstacles that stand in the way of providing quality education. Schools supported by the Foundation are the least resourced and most marginalised schools in the country, but as long as there is a passion and a . . .
Smile 90.4FM are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Programme Manager, Naveen Singh, from 1st January 2019. Singh, a dynamic, passionate and inspirational leader, with over 25 years in the broadcasting and media environment, has always been actively involved with on-air talent, promotions and all aspects of the broadcasting sphere. With a strong background in broadcasting, not only in South Africa, but also Africa, Singh aims to take the station to new heights. “I am so excited to be joining the Smile 90.4FM family. The radio station is exactly what our country needs right now and has a unique position in the market. The team at the station are extremely talented and has such momentum at the moment – I hope to add value and help them reach their full potential. I couldn’t think of a better place to work!” said Singh. As the well-known quote goes: “In this ever changing world the only constant is change” and the team at Smile 90.4FM are ready to embrace it. In the stations usual fashion of giving listeners a feeling of positivity through their news positioning of Amplifying the Good News, their music positioning of playing familiar and upbeat 80’s, 90’ and now and content that is entertaining, authentic and impactful, The Smile 90.4FM airwaves are on the road to become even better. Since the station took to the airwaves, over five years ago, it has grown from strength to strength and continues to do so. As testimony to the station’s success, Smile 90.4FM recently received the award for the best Radio Innovation for Amplifying the Good News in the Mother City. “This certainly gives us even more reason to smile,” said Lois O’Brien, Smile 90.4FM Managing Director. “The station’s purpose is to put a smile on every listener’s face and this confirms that our formula, hard work and commitment are paying off.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Do you remember how the web used to work? How the web was supposed to work? STATUS.ONLINE: The fun network that's changing social networking. One status at a time Stanmore, Harrow, United Kingdom., January 07, 2019 -- Launched in January 2019 status.online (https://status.online) is a social networking microblogging service that allows you to answer the question, “What is your status?” by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called “status updates”, to your friends, or “followers.” status.online is the brain-child of project director, (hobbyist designer and blogger) and grateful dad, Dean Jones. Jones grew up in London, Islington, and attended St Martins College of Art and Design in 1996. He left in late 2001 and became a Design Lecturer and then eventually a Project Manager and from 2017 to 2018 led on the setup and delivery of a major change programme for the House of Commons and House of Lords, (UK Parliament). Jones said, “status.online was inspired by my kids and is not an alternative silo: instead, it’s what you build when you believe that the web itself is the great social network.” Status updates are displayed on your profile page, on the home page of each follower, and in the status.online public timeline. With a creative design and built with a mobile-first approach, it’s a great way to keep in touch with your friends and quickly broadcast information about where you are and what you’re up to. Status updates are restricted to 140 characters and users can upload photos, videos and music up-to 50MB in size and embed a variety of other media. Jones, plans include expansion of the service to include multiple network offerings enabling status.online microbloggers to interact with other communities. Find a bunch of things you love. And then find or invite people to follow. That’s all you need to do to see and talk about what’s happening. Congratulations! You’ve just mastered status.online. (https://status.online) Jones . . .
I've heard that you should replace a laptop battery every two years. I've also heard that it should be replaced once it can't keep a very long charge like it used to. At what point should it be replaced? As RedHeat points out, there is no time frame but there is a limit to the amount of times it can be recharged. Today's computers with Li-Ion batteries can be recharged 1000 cycles before replacement is recommended/needed. Unfortunately, no one (I know of) is going to count all 100,000 percents of charging needed to know when to replace the battery. The laptop itself, which could easily keep track of that, doesn't (some maunfacturers make attempts at it but so far, they seem to be less than stellar in their accuracy) So How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Laptop’s Battery No matter how well you treat your laptop’s battery, it will eventually die. If you’re lucky, it will be time to replace your laptop by the time its battery dies. If you’re not, you’ll need to replace the battery. Battery death can seem sudden, but it doesn’t have to. Windows will warn you when your battery reaches extremely low capacity levels, but you can also keep your own tabs on its capacity. Windows Will Warn You Windows doesn’t normally keep you up-to-date with your battery’s capacity level. As you use it and it weakens, you’ll just notice that your laptop doesn’t seem to last as long on battery. Eventually, when your battery reaches a low enough capacity level, Windows will warn you. You’ll see a red X appear on the standard battery icon in your system tray and, when you click it, Windows will inform you that you should “consider replacing your battery.” Windows also says that your computer might shut down suddenly because there’s a problem with your battery — in other words, your battery can’t hold enough of a charge to power your laptop for long when it’s not connected to an outlet. Note that this warning was added in Windows 7, so you won’t see it if you’re . . .
Johannesburg, 3 January 2019 - As the holiday season comes to a close, many of us make plans to ‘spring clean’ our lives, our cupboards, our homes and so much more. However, just as you plan to clean your personal space, de-clutter your surroundings, office managers and those responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of work spaces, should consider the benefits of using the quiet period to give the work or office environment a deep clean. 1. Downtime makes for good organisation While staff are away, there is likely to be very little disruption to the process and more importantly, to the colleagues of the company. The quiet period is the perfect time to get your ‘house in order’, as they say. During the year, when everyone is doing the grind and are too busy to side step their office space or use different bathrooms, it can be a great inconvenience to do more than the required cleaning and upkeep of the office environment. 2. Image is everything First impressions are important. In psychology it is defined as the event when one person first encounters another person, object or scene. In legal terms, a first impression is defined as a first consideration or judgement. In an interview scenario, you are being judged by your employer, however some employers simply don’t think about your judgement of their environment. An unkempt, unhygienic environment does not make for a good portrayal of the work environment and can leave any visitor to the office, with unintended and even unsuspecting forms of a negative mental image of the business. ‘Judging the book by its cover’, is not just a saying, it happens and as beings who are influenced by image, a negative appearance can greatly tarnish the image of your brand - and it does not matter who is affected because word of mouth makes for an impression by everyone with whom this information is shared. 3. Hygiene makes for a healthy work environment Absenteeism from work can be linked to many things in society . . .