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Monday, April 15, 2013

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR A TANZANIA SAFARI?


           Source: www.worldprimatessafaris.com







Essential tips on safari clothes and kit

When travelling to foreign destinations it is always respectful to dress modestly and we suggest the emphasis is on comfortable clothing. It is often warm on the plains and at lower altitudes but cold in the hilly and mountainous areas; a
 rain jacket, fleece and good quality walking shoes/boots are essential.

When tracking the chimpanzees we recommended wearing sturdy clothing to help protect against scratches, i.e. long sleeve shirt, trousers and a good pair of lightweight walking boots. A pair of protective leather gloves or gardening gloves is also useful, as well as a pair of gaiters.
As the temperature is variable and weather conditions can change; we also recommend taking a fleece or light jumper (layers of clothing are best especially with moisture wicking undergarments) and lightweight breathable waterproof jacket/trousers or poncho. A small backpack is useful to carry your water, pack lunch, camera and binoculars. Walking sticks are available at the park headquarters as are porters (it is worth taking a porter as it provides local people with employment and they will give you a helping hand on any steep terrain).
Whilst on safari neutral coloured, loose fitting and relaxed clothing is the most appropriate. Most hotels and lodges have laundry services, so an excessive amount of clothing should be unnecessary. Please note that most hotels and lodges hand wash clothing.
Please find our suggested packing list below:
Khaki/natural coloured clothing for safaris / trekking
1–2 pairs of light weight trousers/slacks – that can dry quickly (if wearing on  treks)
1 pair of shorts
1-2 long sleeved shirts – quick drying preferably
2-3 short sleeved t-shirts – moisture-wicking preferably
Casual clothes for evenings
1-2 pairs trousers/slacks
1-3 sports/long sleeved shirt and/ or blouse
1 dress/skirt for ladies
1 Lightweight waterproof/ windproof/breathable jacket e.g. Gortex/ Event type fabrics
1 fleece, sweater or sweatshirt
Sturdy/lightweight waterproof walking boots – trousers/pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking (heavy soled rain boots or gaiters also work well).
1 pair shoes for evening wear
1 pair sports sandals are also useful e.g. TEVA
Swimsuit (and a plastic bag for packing in)
Towel – Many lodges provided these but if needed we suggest taking trek towels. These are light weight, pack to a small size and dry quickly. Good to get a large or extra large size mind.
Bush hat with a brim for sun protection
Underwear
Lightweight wool socks
Gloves – gardening or similar (for tracking animals through the forest)
Gaiters
Sunscreen and moisturizing cream
Sunglasses with neck strap
Insect repellent with DEET (please note DEET can affect man-made fibres and plastics)
Daypack/ small rucksack
Torch/ flashlight – LED models are light weight and have a good battery life
Binoculars
Alarm clock- though our staff will wake you!
Ear plugs
Spare/ extra batteries
Camera and extra lenses
Camera charger/converter/adapter for 220/240AC voltage, plus cigarette lighter adapter is useful
Film particularly fast film for the primates (400-1600ASA)!
Personal toiletries
Prescription medicines and possibly prescription itself
Wet-wipes/ tissues
Back-up glasses especially if you wear contact lenses
Wash cloth and plastic bag (if needed)
Ziplocs/ dry bags and other plastic bags for keeping valuables dry or storing wet clothes
Sewing kit (needle, thread, safety pins)
Small notebook
First Aid Kit including anti-diarrhoea medicine, rehydration sachets, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids, motion sickness pills, lip balm, eye drops and personal medication.
Photocopies of your passport, visas, credit cards and airline tickets (it is advisable to have 2 sets to keep in separate places).

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

SUMMARY OF STEVE JOBS'S FAMOUS STANFORD COMMENCEMENT SPEECH 2005

Steve job addressed the 2005 graduating class of Stanford in what become his most famous speech. He expressed the importance of being true to yourself and living authentically throughout your career. He talked about dropping out of college, being fired from Apple, and being diagnosed with cancer. His speech epitomized his personal brand. Here are some of the highlights:



  • Jobs noted that as difficult as it was for him to be fired from Apple, it turned out to be a pivotal moment in his life."the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything," he said. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
  • Finding a career based on your passions was central of the speech. Jobs urged the Stanford graduates to figure out what they love and not to settle for anything less they were going to spend such a large part of their lives focused on work. He said that "the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only wy to do great work  is to love what you do.
  • Jobs also spoke about how short our lives are how crucial it is  to live your own life-not anyone else's. He urged the graduates to think for themselves and listen to their inner voices." And most important ,have courage to follow your inner heart and intuition," he said. "They some how already know what you truly want become".
You can view the whole speech on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch.v=UF8uR6Z6KLc.

Reference :Chritton  Susan(2012), Personal Branding for Dummies,Wiley and Sons,Canada.

Monday, April 8, 2013

GOSSIP IS NOT SMART



Gossip is not smart, because its always involves spreading  information of others without  their approval, even if it's a fact that your neighbour is a whore, your teenager niece is  pregnant, etc. The point is,  it's none of your business, that's why you doing it behind people's backs.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO DEAL WITH A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT?


                                  Source: www.wisegeek.com



Dealing with a hostile work environment (HWE) isn't easy, but any type of workplace harassment or bullying should be dealt with professionally, yet assertively. Hostile work environments are legally defined as those in which a worker is so victimized and stressed by hostile, harassing or bullying behaviors that he or she cannot work. If the employee being harassed or bullied ends up filing a lawsuit over a HWE matter, every action the employee took will be examined, not just the actions taken or not taken by the company. Hostile work environment cases are often difficult to prove because the victim of office bullying or workplace harassment has to have concrete proof as to exactly why he or she couldn't do the job as required.
It's important for a victim of any type of workplace bullying to respond immediately to any co-worker, boss or employee of the company who engages in degrading, humiliating or bullying behavior toward him or her. The victim should, in no uncertain terms, point out that the behavior is unacceptable and tell the offending person not to do it again. If there is more than one offender beginning to create a hostile work environment, then the victim should speak with each person and tell each one exactly the same thing.
The victim should then report the incident and his or her actions taken to the company's human resources (HR) department as well as its upper management and ask for a copy of the report along with the firm's HWE policy. If the company has no HR department or hostile work environment policy or seems unresponsive, the employee should contact the United States Department of Labor, or similar government body in his or her country, to find out how to handle the possible start of a HWE situation. It's important to get written and signed acknowledgments from the government agency and other personnel with whom the victimized employee speaks along with the date and other details clearly noted.
Hopefully, the initial incident of sexual harassment, discrimination, humiliation or other incidence of workplace hostility won't be repeated, but if it is, the victim will have already started handling the situation and collecting as much evidence of the HWE as possible. A detailed log of everything that happens from the very first incident should be kept by the person experiencing a hostile work environment. It is important for a victim of workplace bullying or harassment to try to get as many witnesses and people in authority to sign statements as to what happened. The degree of the abuse is important if a lawsuit is filed, as the case may be dismissed if there is not enough proof or the judge finds that the hostility was minimal. In case of any physical harm or serious threat, the victim should always get the police involved in the hostile work environment matter immediately.