New Botswana law gives wives the ability to own land

first_imgBurkina Faso’s National Assembly passes law to repossess land Proposed law in Namibia bans foreigners from owning land Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s president. (Getty Images) Women’s rights activists in Botswana are applauding the government’s decision to allow wives to own land alongside her husband. Women’s groups say the action allows women to be independent in marriages and also have the same rights to land as any other person.Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s president. (Getty Images)On Thursday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi amended a 2015 Land Policy which stopped wives from owning land if their husbands already owned property.“The Botswana Land Policy 2015 was discriminatory against married women and did not give them equal treatment with men, and I am happy to report that this discriminatory sub-section has since been repealed,” the president said at a virtual briefing.Under the old policy, only unmarried women or the wives of men who did not already own land were eligible for land rights. The discrimination left millions of married women, widows and single mothers without access to the land where they live and work.Women face a host of barriers to owning land – be it through skewed inheritance rights or restricted authority over assets – in 40% of countries, World Bank research shows.Although most African and Asian farmers are women, only about 15% of global farmland is owned by women, according to Landesa, a global land rights organisation, with experts predicting increased inequality due to the coronavirus.Masisi said on Twitter that the new policy would also protect widows and orphans who may be the head of their households. Related SA opposition in court to block land law changelast_img read more

14 complete Phlebotomy training

first_img Sharing is caring! 229 Views   one comment Fourteen (14) people are now more competent in Phlebotomy after graduating from a four-week Phlebotomy Training Course organized by Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Laboratory on Friday 15 May 2015.Phlebotomy, as defined by WebMD, is a procedure that removes blood from the body.The PMH Laboratory’s Certificate of Competence of Phlebotomy Program, the fourth since the program commenced in 2008, prepares students for employment as phlebotomists at hospitals, blood banks and private clinics, Jennifer Laville explained at the graduation ceremony.“Students learn various skills, such as venipuncture, customer relation and other related technical skills,” Laville informed. The forty-hour phlebotomy course, broken down into two units, promotes retention of key concepts through interactive lectures, multi-media presentations, group discussions and activities.Acting laboratory superintendent Walter Jones noted that the process of removing blood from the body is a “very traumatic event” for most people, hence the importance of ensuring that the competencies required by people performing the procedures are according to standard.“We ensured that we had a good blend of practical and theoretical lectures and to ensure that people know exactly what they are doing. What we want is that the patient would have a good experience,” Jones said.He added that the overall objective is to ensure that the trained personnel help patients have “a pleasant experience”.“Most of you would recognize that many people start feeling the pain even before they come to the laboratory to have the blood taken”.“We want to make sure and we want to sort of even guarantee that people who come would not be traumatized, that it would be a good experience and hence the reason why we embarked on this training program,” Jones added.The participants of the training were both from the public service and private sector, Jones indicated.“What we found is this is a growing profession and it’s our fourth cohort and we are very excited about that,” he stated.Photographs compliments The Health Promotion Resource Unit: – / 15 Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews 14 complete Phlebotomy training by: Dominica Vibes News – May 19, 2015 Share Sharelast_img read more

Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers’ new facial hair is … something

first_imgMike Fiers made a decision this morning.We’re not sure if it was a good decision, but it was a decision. His chose to sport some new facial hair that can be described as …A rams horn?An upside-down question mark?A fish hook?Here, take a look for yourself because we’re at a loss for words.New look for Mike Fiers…#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/ZFpBHXoq0u— Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) September 14, 2019It might be a first for any MLB player.Sure, Rollie Fingers sported the handlebar mustache and Jeff Bagwell wore an ill-advised goatee when he was in his prime, but this is something entirely different. We’ll see if it helps him pitch any better this time out.Fiers gave up six home runs and nine earned runs in one inning of work in his last start.We didn’t think it could get any worse than that. Then we saw this. Let’s hope it doesn’t work out too well so it becomes a regular look for Fiers.last_img read more

Arsenal star refuses to change all-action approach

first_img1 Jack Wilshere has refused to change his all-action approach – despite recent injury problems.The Arsenal midfielder is likely to line up for England in their final European Championship qualifier of the season in Slovenia on Sunday afternoon.But, whilst a number of his international colleagues will be going into the game in Ljubljana having played 12 months of non-stop football, Wilshere will be fresh, fit and ready after another stop-start season with the Gunners.The 23-year-old made just 15 starts for Arsenal as a number of serious ankle injuries kept him on the sidelines but Wilshere insists he knows only one way to play.“When I was injured, I read a few people who said that,” he replied when asked if he had thought about making changes to his approach.“I thought ‘maybe they are right. Maybe I should just change it a little bit’. But in my first game back, naturally I just want to pick the ball up and run with it.“I can’t change that. I can work on a few things maybe. If you look at the best dribblers in the world, (Lionel) Messi, (Andreas) Iniesta, when they are running with the ball it is always close to them so maybe I could work on that. But I definitely won’t be changing my game.”Wilshere has yet to score for England but his performance in Sunday’s forgettable goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland was one bright note for Roy Hodgson.The England manager has converted Wilshere into a deep-lying midfielder in his new system at the base of a diamond and, although the Arsenal man is still adjusting to the role, he enjoys the challenge of playing there even if he was anxious when first tasked with job.“I have not played many games for Arsenal since coming back from injury and I have not played many games in my new role for England,” he said.“So it (the Ireland friendly) was another game for me, it was a different test. It was against players that I know well and it was tough. But looking back, I felt I did okay, personally.“I’ve said before I really enjoy playing in that position. Before the Switzerland game when the manager said he wanted me to play in that role and he saw it as the new position, I was a bit nervous, naturally because it was our first big game since the World Cup and we lost a few big names in that position in midfield.“So the whole team was nervous going into that game but personally I was a bit nervous because it was a big position for the team. But since that game, I feel I’ve come a long way. I’ve learned a lot and I’m getting better every game.”As well as his own improvements, Wilshere believes the England team as a whole has now moved on from a disappointing and winless World Cup.The 2-1 defeat to Uruguay in the second group game was the last time Hodgson’s side lost and England travel to Slovenia looking to keep their perfect European Championship qualifying record in tact.“I think we have come a long way,” added Wilshere, who is waiting to face an FA disciplinary hearing as he accepted a charge after singing anti-Tottenham songs during Arsenal’s FA Cup trophy parade.“After the World Cup, people were writing us off and we went to Switzerland with a new team, a young team, with a new formation and we won. It was a big step for us and even though we played well in that game, I still feel we have come a long way since then.“We are unbeaten since then, we want to finish the season unbeaten. But we will go into this game as we do any other game. If you look at the group, Switzerland and Slovenia are the two teams that can cause use real problems.“We know it could be one of those games that could be 0-0 until 60-70 minutes but we have got to keep going, keep doing the things we have been doing up until now.“We still feel we have got a long way to go before we are where we want to be. We have got another year to do it and if we win on Sunday, it’ll be a big step towards qualifying.” Jack Wilshere last_img read more