Leanne Manas interviewed Bertus Preller on Morning Live about his book, Everyone’s Guide to Divorce and Separation.
Preller said that the book explains the intricacies of the law in laymans terms and also deals with issues such as abuse and maintenance, as well as divorce and separation. He said that, as a family lawyer, he sees a lot of people focusing only on the wedding and not on the legalities regarding marriage, and that this book explains all of the issues that people may come across, including antenuptial contracts.
Joe Uhan has written about the role of the brain in running, referring to Tim Noakes’ Central Governor Theory, which explains that “the sensation of fatigue (and the pain accompanied, therein) and a slowing of pace are preemptive and protective, yet extremely powerful actions taken by the brain, to avoid real physical trauma”.
Uhan writes that, “the key to peak performance is to balance the needs and concerns of the Central Governor with your race goals, and to effectively deal with the protective fatigue it sends your way” and discusses how this can be done by monitoring your heart rate, blood sugar levels, body temperature and muscle integrity:
Another June has arrived and, as AJW would say, “It’s racing season!” For most runners focusing on early summer 100-milers, the training “hay is in the barn:” miles have been run, vertical logged, race-pace honed.
While physical training is critical, what may matter most for 100-mile race performance is how well a runner can self-preserve on race day, keeping it together, physically and mentally, from start to finish.
What many people recognize–yet fail to fully appreciate–is that the true race-day battle lies within ourselves, and between our ears. It is the brain that ultimately decides how far and how fast we can run.
Emma Onyango from All Africa has reported that Andrew Rugasira, author of A Good African Story and owner of Good African Coffee Company, has hinted that he is considering listing his company on the stock exchange.
Rugasira commented that “It would be interesting for us (Good African Coffee Company) to talk about the possibility of listing on the stock exchange because it would then give others the chance to see how it is done.”
The proprietor of Good African Coffee, Mr. Andrew Rugasira has hinted at listing his company on the stock exchange so as to help finance his expansion plans.
Rugasira who was speaking to the media at the African Center for Media Excellence (ACME) in Kampala last week said that it was becoming difficult to meet the expectations of the bigger chain stores like Tesco in the United Kingdom and hence there was need to look at alternative means of financing.
Bertus Preller has written about how to choose a divorce attorney, advising people against cutthroat lawyers who are quick to litigate. He says to rather “search for an attorney who will represent your interests, whether that means fighting it out in court or making sure you get a fair settlement”.
Preller also shares advice on ways to limit the amount of legal fees you pay and lists The Law Society rules that attorneys are held to, as well as the responsibilities you have to your attorney:
Finding the right attorney can be a challenging exercise. There are many good and ethical divorce attorneys who would be happy to represent you, but there are also many who don’t keep up to date with the law, don’t care much about your personal needs and/or charge too much. No matter how straightforward your case, it will likely move faster and be easier if you have a competent attorney to oversee it from beginning to end.
Tim Noakes was invited to speak at Physical IQ about his book, Challenging Beliefs, and about his views on high protein and high fat diets, as well as the issue of over-hydration during exercise.
Brendan Blackburn shared a video from the event and the Well I Am blog wrote about the talk, in which Noakes commented that “the only thing that counts is what works” with regards to alternative methods of treating ailments.
The highlight of my career thus far was having the priviledge of hosting Prof. Tim Noakes at a seminar held at Physical IQ. The talk was centred around his book Challenging Beliefs. His passion for science and pushing the boundaries of peoples’ perceptions is evident in the way he addresses the audience. One never gets the feeling his motives are agenda-driven, but more for his willingness to share his philosophies, and ultimately challenge beliefs.
Darrel Bristow-Bovey’s latest column for Random House Struik, “Reflections on love”:
Recently I’ve been thinking about love stories. Perhaps it’s because I am myself in love. I am no longer young and have been in love before, so maybe that’s why it feels as if all the love stories we most love are either incomplete or overly complete – they either stop when love is attained and before life begins, or they stop when someone dies or flies away from a misty airfield with the letters of transit.
The best-loved love stories aren’t about ways to live with love, they’re about tragic loss and noble sacrifice. These stories no longer inspire me. I don’t want to lose things or sacrifice things for love; I want a love that lets me live and work and be happy and make someone else happy. The problem with love stories is that they’re about love, rather than life.
Julian Rademeyer, author of Killing for Profit, explained in an interview with Eric Larson that part of the poaching problem is that there is not much known about the market trading in rhino horns. In an article for Mashable, Larson wrote about Kenyan conservancy Ol Pejeta, which has purchased a drone to monitor its 90 000 acres of land.
Rademeyer said that he thinks that drones will be useful as a tool for gathering intelligence, commenting that, “Drones can help you know where to look, but when it comes down to it, manpower on the ground is still the key to stopping this.” Robert Breare from Ol Pejeta agrees, saying that this is just one part of their strategy to tackle poaching.
They break in after sunset — teenagers, usually — armed with AK-47s, chainsaws and night-vision goggles. Moving quickly is essential. Rhinos are frightening creatures, after all — especially when they’re charging towards you, horns lowered, legs pumping, in the darkness of the jungle.
Poaching has always been a dangerous operation, and yet despite the odds, it’s increased twofold in the past 18 months. In Africa, it has singlehandedly pushed several species to the brink of extinction. National Geographic reports that rhinos in particular have been slain at a rate of one every 11 hours, since 2013. That’s on top of the more than 1,700 killed off worldwide since 2011.
“The goal for divorced or separated parents should always be to maintain the best co-parenting relationships possible by moving past previous relationship issues and focusing on children’s well-beings,” says Betrus Preller, author of Everyone’s Guide to Divorce and Separation.
On his blog Preller writes that “a great percentage of parents that divorce or separate see conflict as an inevitable part of the process and are determined to fight battles in court” despite this not necessarily being in the best interest of their children.
The welfare of children in a divorce or separation is the most important aspect of any divorce. Although most couples believe children’s welfare is one of the most important factors to consider in a divorce, a great percentage of parents that divorce or separate see conflict as an inevitable part of the process and are determined to fight battles in court.
From time to time one comes across an intransigent parent who is incapable of objectivity when considering what is best for the child. It may well be that you do not like your partner, but the child’s view of the parent is different. He or she will have love and trust for that person, capable of transcending even the most dreadful scenes that may have been witnessed.
On Wednesday 12 June, the Troyeville Hotel Book Club will host a dinner and discussion with Julian Rademeyer about his book, Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade, which has recently been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
Tickets cost R179 and include dinner. The event starts at 7 PM for 7:30 PM. Booking is essential.
See you there!
In an article on her website Maya on Money, Maya Fisher-French explains to a questioning reader when and how you can request a refund.
She writes that although the new Consumer Protection Act provides ample protection for consumers it does not “remove the obligations of consumers when undertaking an agreement”. Fisher-French goes on to explain that the customer has the right to demand “quality service”.
For more information on the new Consumer Protection Act, get your hands on Everyone’s Guide to the Consumer Protection Act by Clive Gibson and Geoff Hull.
“A small business hired a hall for an event scheduled for 7pm on a Saturday night. The event was a choral concert and so sound engineers, lighting engineers and stage props were all lined up. At 6pm the owners of the hall cancelled because there was no electricity. The electricity remained off until about 10pm. Substantial costs have been incurred by the concert organisers. Given the circumstances, can the hall rental be claimed back from the owners by the organisers?” writes Lauren.