About using Media Club South Africa

first_imgWelcome to Media Club South Africa, brought to you by Brand South Africa.The site is a free service for all media professionals – journalists, editors, writers, designers, picture editors and more – as well as for nonprofit organisations and private individuals. Its specific focus is on South Africa and Africa, offering the following content:In-depth encyclopaedic background articlesUp-to-date news and feature articlesA comprehensive library of high-resolution images taken by award-winning professional South African photographersAll Media Club South Africa material may be republished, as is, free of charge, or be used as reference to generate new story ideas.If stories are republished with little or no alteration, you are obliged to credit the author and Media Club South Africa, with a link to the site if published online.You will have to register with the site to access the image library. The 2 500-plus photos in the collection cover everything from South Africa’s arts and culture to people, cities, tourism, infrastructure, business and industry.To develop the library, top South African photographers such as Chris Kirchhoff, Graeme Williams, Jeffrey Barbee, Rodger Bosch and Hannelie Coetzee were specially commissioned to venture out across South Africa for a period of several months, photographing everything in their way.The photographs are all available for download in high resolution, and may be republished at no cost – the only condition is that both the photographer and Media Club South Africa be credited, with a link to the site if published online.Registration is quick, confidential and free, and gives you immediate access to the images.You can also visit the Media Club South Africa page on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.If you have any further queries, don’t hesitate to contact the editor, Mary Alexander, at info@mediaclubsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Money Monday

first_imgBy Barbara O’NeillDoes the military provide any type of compensation assistance for daily living activities?Yes. Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) was authorized by the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 111-84). This special monthly compensation is for eligible catastrophically injured or ill service members who require assistance with activities of daily living or who are at a high risk for personal safety and cannot live independently in the community without caregiver support. SCAADL provides financial assistance for non-medical care, support, and assistance by a primary caregiver for the service member. Catastrophically wounded, ill, and injured service members and their caregivers should discuss eligibility for this program with their primary care managers or care coordinators. To be eligible, service members must:have a catastrophic injury or illness incurred in the line of duty that compromises their ability to carry out activities of daily living such that they require personal or mechanical assistance to leave the home or bed or require constant supervision to avoid physical harm to themselves or others;be certified by a licensed physician to be in need of assistance from another person to perform the personal functions of everyday living; andrequire some form of residential institutional care in the absence of this provisionFor more information, click here.Browse more military personal finance webinars and blog posts by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on December 16, 2013last_img read more

Funeral Saturday for Canadian soldier killed in Bulgarian skydiving exercise

first_imgGATINEAU, Que. — A military funeral will be held Saturday for a Canadian soldier killed in a parachute-training exercise in Bulgaria.Bombardier Patrick Labrie, a six-year veteran of the Canadian Forces based out of CFB Petawawa, died from injuries sustained while parachuting near the Bulgarian village of Cheshnegirovo last month.Military police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Labrie, originally from Buckingham, Que.Roads will be shut Saturday morning in Buckingham as a military procession runs from a local legion branch to Saint-Gregoire-de-Nazianze parish.The military said in a release Friday there will be a ceremonial gun salute, with 36 blank rounds fired by 12 soldiers “as a mark of respect for their brother in arms.”It says the family has requested privacy, and Labrie’s funeral will not be open to the public or media.Previously, his grieving parents asked for a thorough investigation to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.“Our life has been torn apart. Patrick was a ray of sunshine in our life. He loved everyone and he was loved by everyone,” his mother, Julie Rivard, said in June.“We sincerely hope the investigation will be thorough in order to ensure this situation does not happen to another young soldier.”Labrie was one of about 100 Canadians participating in a U.S.-led training exercise in Bulgaria called Swift Response when he died.Officials have said he was conducting a low-level jump at night, and that he had jumped from a Canadian military plane and was using Canadian equipment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more