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Please please please all my Facebook family friends
Please Vote for my brother Donald Alexander John Harper and Audrey Harper his wife, and my nephew Kyle Harper on their yacht Aletheia to win the BVI individual competition.
Please share with you networks
We need a South African team to win this competition
Thanks
Margot Van Ryneveld xxx

http://www.bvipropertyyacht.com/rc_category/best-bvi-crewed-yacht
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Please vote for Donald and Audrey Harper my brother and sister in law to win for crewing Aletheia in BVI

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Yesterday we bid farewell to our beloved Ephthymia Elizabeth Kallia Drysdale at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church. It was a touching family service and there was a great outpouring of love and emotion. The church was packed to capacity and the wider Stepping Stones and Sandhurst Preparatory College community attended en masse to show support for Teacher Ethie, Teacher Angie and their grief-stricken family, at large.

I was overwhelmed by the groundswell of love and compassion shown by all our school community members. (From messages and cards; to flowers and financial tributes for the family; to making a plan to fetch all children early yesterday so most of the staff could attend the funeral, to home cooked meals delivered to the family) - we were deeply touched by each and every act of kindness and compassion. Thank you every one of you for proving once again that our school family really pulls together in times of need.

After 15 years together Ethie's absence from the staff room is palpable.
We have lost a beloved member of our school family and there is a massive gaping hole in our close knit community.
We are forever change because she has gone to be with God. Ethie was a unique soul and she will never be replaced in our hearts. No one ever could.
It is impossible to try to explain this total sense of loss in simple terms......
We function best when we are all here and right now we all keep wanting to asks Ethie her opinion on something. We head off for her classroom and then stop and stumble around in the passage outside as we recall .... She's not there any longer.
Her life essence is ever present and brings a smile through the tears. Ethie was such a sensitive and sincere person that we could go to her with anything and she would offer wise and sensible input. Ethie was nonjudgmental and always tried to see things from all sides. She lived her faith as best possible and tried to instill values and moral principles in her daily interactions with all.
Ethie was our colleague and the deputy head of the school but she was also our best friend, our sister, our mother, our guide and councillor.
She was all things to us all. What are we going to do without you Eth? How are we going to get back to any semblance of the "old" happy team?
We will toast you often and also at each term-end function. We will also honour you by following the best educational and personal practices that you assisted in establishing in our school programme and in our hearts. We will hold a memorial service i and unveil a plaque in your honour .... You will never be forgotten.

Ethie you made us laugh,
you made us cry,
You made us proud and
we never, ever believed that it was your time to die.

We prayed for a miracle right up
to the end
We never wanted to lose you our beloved friend.
We never, ever will say goodbye but
Will merely bid you farewell .....
Until we meet again

God bless you
Xxxxx
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We regret to inform you that Ethie has now lapsed into a full coma and is refusing all food and liquid. Today Hospice has indicated that she will now receive only morphine to address the pain. They will not drip her or do any further medical intervention as she is in a critical state and none of these things will improve her quality of life.The priest has come to the house to bless Ethie and offer up prayers for her and the family. The family are all together at her bedside and we are all asked to pray and carry Ethie's family in your thoughts for now and always. Ethie deserves to be pain free and comfortable and surrounded by our love. Xxx
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Will You March? Saturday 4 October Road
On Saturday 4th of October 11AM from George Lea Park join people in over 120 cities throughout the world to march as one voice to save  Elephants and Rhinos. The countdown to their  extinction has begun. Unless action is taken now, we will lose these majestic, highly intelligent, and emotionally sentient creatures FOREVER.  More than 35,000 elephants are being killed every  year so their tusks can be carved into ivory trinkets. A rhino is slaughtered once every 9-11 hours for its horn. Their only hope for survival lies in an immediate end to the ivory and rhino horn trade (both "legal" and "illegal") and the chance to recover from decades of mass slaughter.
Starting at: George Lea Park South, Parkmore,
Sandton. Corner William Nicol Drive and Sandton Drive.
March starts at 11h00 and ends at 13h30.
Please join the global march to call for an end to the killing and a ban on ivory and rhino horn before it's too late. See http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org/  for more information. Residents please support this initiative. We expect some traffic disruption and additional cars in Parkmore on that day, however the event organisers have arranged additional security and traffic officials. The march will be family orientated, part of a global initiative and covered by both local and international media.

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Will You March? Saturday 4 October Road
On Saturday 4th of October 11AM from George Lea Park join people in over 120 cities throughout the world to march as one voice to save  Elephants and Rhinos. The countdown to their  extinction has begun. Unless action is taken now, we will lose these majestic, highly intelligent, and emotionally sentient creatures FOREVER.  More than 35,000 elephants are being killed every  year so their tusks can be carved into ivory trinkets. A rhino is slaughtered once every 9-11 hours for its horn. Their only hope for survival lies in an immediate end to the ivory and rhino horn trade (both "legal" and "illegal") and the chance to recover from decades of mass slaughter.
Starting at: George Lea Park South, Parkmore,
Sandton. Corner William Nicol Drive and Sandton Drive.
March starts at 11h00 and ends at 13h30.
Please join the global march to call for an end to the killing and a ban on ivory and rhino horn before it's too late.   Residents please support this initiative. We expect some traffic disruption and additional cars in Parkmore on that day, however the event organisers have arranged additional security and traffic officials. The march will be family orientated, part of a global initiative and covered by both local and international media.

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In light of recent news (girl sues parents for support) I thought this appropriate.  Not that I hold parents responsible for all the decisions their children make. I'm interested to see how this case resolves.

http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/03/04/entitlement-generation-girl-sues-parents
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Is your child safe from sexual predators? What is your school doing to safe guard your child? At Sandhurst EVERY member of staff will be screened by THE GUARDIAN.
Schools that employ staff who will come into contact with a child, must, in a prescribed manner, clear their staff against the register.
The purpose of the National Register for Sex Offenders is to protect children and people who are mentally disabled against sexual
offenders by establishing and maintaining a record of people who:
o have been convicted of a sexual offence against a child or a person who is mentally disabled whether committed in or outside
the country; or
o are alleged to have committed a sexual offence against a child or a person who is mentally disabled in respect of whom a
court has made a finding and given direction that the offender is mentally unfit to stand trial.
Staff checks are a mandatory legal requirement. Failure to comply with the legislation could result in imprisonment of up to 7 years
for the head of school.
The Guardian is uniquely positioned as experts in child protection legislation and it has been working closely with this legislation for
years. It has produced a comprehensive solution that not only ensures compliance, but also aims for employers to stay out of the
CCMA.
Should an employee’s name show up on the Sex Offences Register, it would mean terminating that contract of employment. The
Guardian will help you through this, and with the implementation of a legislatively correct policy to ensure future employment
contracts are compliant.
Its services include:
o individual fingerprints biometrically taken;
o completion of prescribed employer forms;
o completion of prescribed employee forms, including affidavits;
o submission of forms;
o regular follow-ups until all certificates are received;
o the supplying of certificates for each “cleared” individual, as well as a certificate for the school stating that the checks have
been conducted;
o information gathered will be dealt with in a confidential manner, in accordance with the Act;
o provision to the school of a Sexual Offences Act Policy to ensure internal compliance with the Act;
o should an employee check be returned as positive, the school will be entitled to a 30-minute telephonic consultation with an
expert human resources professional. This is to provide guidance relating to the possible termination of the services of the
individual, in line with human resources and labour legislation. Experienced professionals will guide you to try to keep you
out of the CCMA; and
o a Question and Answer document will be supplied for you to disseminate to staff, explaining why and what will be happening.
For more information please call Marc Hardwick on 083 7966 554 or email marc@theguardian.co.za or go to www.theguardian.co.za  #sexualpredators  #security #childrensafety  #protect  

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