Going to the Stadium today?

om: John Best [mailto:jbest@mandelametro.gov.za]
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 8:05 AM
To: Human Settlements Cllr – Roberts
Cc: Shane Brown; edwards.d@telkomsa.net
Subject: Disaster Relief Plan Port Elizabeth

Good Day Councillor,

All major Sports events are policed by the SAPS in terms of the new Events Act.
A Venue Operational Centre (VOC) has been established AND a VOC Commander (SAPS)has been appointed who is incharge.
All emergency services are represented in the VOC.
Any further enquiries can be directed to Brig J Le Bok the Station Commander of Mount Road.
Thank You

John Best Brig (ret)
Metro Police Project Team
082389 0432
Tel: 041 501 7942
b>>> On 4/18/2013 at 10:52 PM, in message , EDTA Cllr – Roberts wrote:
Hi John,Damn good question!Can you enlighten the lady?Regards,Chris.

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Disaster Relief Plan Port Elizabeth

In the light of recent events worldwide and with 40 000 people descending on Port Elizabeth this weekend, it would be interesting to know what security arrangements are made:

Amongst many others questions, the following:

Who is in charge of security?
What are emergency procedures at the NMB stadium?
What emergency phone numbers are used?
Where is the command centre?
How many policemen will be on duty?
How many traffic cops will be on duty?
Has all leave been cancelled for these people?
Is the PE hospital complex on high alert?
How many ambulances are available?
Is all medical personnel on duty and leave cancelled?
What is the role of the PE municipality in arrangements?
Are any municipal employees currently on strike?
Where will the mayor be contactable?
What are the communication lines?

Please add any more …

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om: John Best [mailto:jbest@mandelametro.gov.za]
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 8:05 AM
To: Human Settlements Cllr – Roberts
Cc: Shane Brown; edwards.d@telkomsa.net
Subject: Disaster Relief Plan Port Elizabeth

Good Day Councillor,

All major Sports events are policed by the SAPS in terms of the new Events Act.
A Venue Operational Centre (VOC) has been established AND a VOC Commander (SAPS)has been appointed who is incharge.
All emergency services are represented in the VOC.
Any further enquiries can be directed to Brig J Le Bok the Station Commander of Mount Road.
Thank You

John Best Brig (ret)
Metro Police Project Team
082389 0432
Tel: 041 501 7942
b>>> On 4/18/2013 at 10:52 PM, in message , EDTA Cllr – Roberts wrote:
Hi John,Damn good question!Can you enlighten the lady?Regards,Chris.

Kings Rule, Don’t They?

©2013 Edward C. Lunnon

Monday 11 March 2013: 6 years 6 months on …

Physical: Deuce / Mental: Advantage ED

stadium

Our Super 15 rugby franchise, the Southern Kings, was born into this region in a tempestuous sea of politics. In the lifeboat they now occupy, they now meet the storms of the other 14 franchises, the rugby supporting communities of three nations and a wild political arena of lions (no puns intended!)

It’s now sink or swim time!

Two weeks ago they beat the Western Force of Australia in their opening match. Last Saturday they narrowly lost to the Sharks of KwaZulu-Natal. I was at both matches and my grateful thanks to Brendan Kelly and the EP Powerboat Association for inviting me to join them before and after the game at their wonderful facilities in the shadow of our magnificent Mandela Bay Stadium. (Parking places at R200 for the season right there at the stadium are available by contacting Brendan on 083 458 5721.)

The Kings team has engendered a new spirit in the inhabitants of this, the poorest of the nine provinces of South Africa. Whatever the future holds, the present euphoria must not be allowed to dissipate.

Mentally, they must stay on top. It’s like fighting life, illness, disappointment, disaster, financial ruin and whatever …

Life is rarely simple and straightforward and prosperous and happy. If it is, it isn’t for long.

There are ups and downs of all kinds, new innovations and the rapid discarding of obsolete items. There are economic swings and stock market crashes, wars, assassinations and elections. We live in a world of hazard and difficulty.

We have to put our heads down and plough our way through it all. We have to remember that unexpected things do happen – both good and bad!

Life unfolds, sometimes with adversity, always with hard work, and occasionally with undeserved fortune.

Life is a strange mixture of joy and sadness; hope and despair; health and sickness; and success and failure.

So, however hard things might be, it is important not to give in to despair.

Live without regret! I try to do so and some days are easier than others. I find I am so busy just trying to live life every day that I forget why I am living at all.

I do have some regrets and I wrote about some of these in my last blog. But I also need to let go of them!

Here some ways, suggested by Alex Blackwell, of ensuring that when your last day arrives, you can look back on a life that mattered:

(On your marks (1 – 10), get set (11 – 20), go (21 – 30))

  1.       Avoid the someday syndrome – tomorrow is not soon enough!
  2.       Take responsibility for your life and live every moment. YOU own it!
  3.       Take an honest look in the mirror – start now!
  4.       Acknowledge your reality. Change what needs changing and heal what needs healing.
  5.       Know your truth, listen to your inner voice and your inner wisdom.
  6.       Be thankful for what you have. Gratitude opens your heart wider to receive even more.
  7.       Be your own best friend – enjoy the person you are.
  8.       Perfection isn’t required and mistakes are welcomed.
  9.      Don’t waste time living someone else’s life.
  10.     Think differently to find what brings you the most happiness, peace and purpose.
  11.     Ask for what you want and believe that you are worthy to receive it.
  12.    Flush out all the BS – the Belief Systems that tell you that you are too old or too young, or that you are not smart enough or too          damaged!
  13.   Transform negative thoughts into positive beliefs.
  14.   Let go of negative attachments and past mistakes – including all your regrets!
  15.   Face your fears – you can’t avoid them and pretending they don’t exist won’t make them go away.
  16.   Believe you CAN be the best in yourself. You can!
  17.   Become the person you want to be. Step outside your comfort zone, claim your voice and realize your worth.
  18.   Make time to follow your desires.
  19.   Love what you do. If you don’t, begin moving in the direction of what you are passionate about.
  20.   Look forward to your journey and not just the destination. There will be potholes and digressions along the way.
  21.   But keep moving forward (even when life is hard).
  22.   Savour each moment – it’s the only one guaranteed.
  23.   Walk your path at your own speed and in your own way. It doesn’t matter how others are walking their paths.
  24.   Smile more – it’s a simple act that can help you through life’s most challenging situations.
  25.   Forgive more – yourself and others.
  26.   Love more and share your love.
  27.   Be kind to others.
  28.   Take chances – you will never know what might happen!
  29.   Pain is inevitable – suffering is optional.
  30.   Seek counsel, advice and friendship when you get stuck and can’t see where the path is taking you.

 (Thanks to Alex Blackwell, the Bridgemaker, for the 30 Ways to Live)

Be the King in your Kingdom.  It’s hard work, but then being a King is hard work.

However, it has its rewards and ensures that your life counts for something.

In the final analysis, “thine be the kingdom” – and you get to sing “Regrets, I HAD a few, but then again, too few to mention.”

 

Watch spectator fight at S15 rugby game between Kings and Sharks by clicking on the link below:

http://www.sport24.co.za/Multimedia/Rugby/Super15/Fan-fight-20130312