Pringle relishes thought of PH stints

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The 31-year-old is not eligible to play in Fiba tournaments, having failed to secure a Philippine passport before he turned 16, that’s why he was never considered by past Gilas coaches to be included in their pools.There are a lot of others like him in the PBA who haven’t had the chance to don the national colors because of that strict Fiba rule, but seeing Pringle do his thing against Kazakhstan last week—18 points on 6-of-9 shooting—is making everyone pondering on the “what if.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And it has Pringle pondering on what could be.“I sure hope I can do so [in the future],” Pringle said as he teams up with Jordan Clarkson and Paul Lee in forming a lethal guard rotation. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil JAKARTA—Stanley Pringle showed what he can do as a National player last Thursday afternoon and couldn’t help but think what he could have done to help had he gotten this chance years ago.“I really can’t control some things, but I would have loved to play [for the National team even before this one],” Pringle told the Inquirer when asked if he felt he could have suited up for Gilas Pilipinas earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentscenter_img DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Asian Games rules are more lenient in so far as eligibility is concerned, hence the likes of Pringle, Christian Standhardinger and Clarkson playing for this team.It would be a sight to behold if talents like Chris Ross and Pringle could join Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo in Fiba-run events together with a healthy Lee and Clarkson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Santos, Ocampo, Barrientos rule finals of GMTBC Open’s 3 divisionslast_img read more

Loss of a Great Son: Who Will Be the Next Dr. Walter Brumskine?

first_imgThis question is both urgent and heartrending (agonizing)—heartrending because we have none to replace him and every country needs not one, but several urologists. The question is urgent because the Ministries of Education and Health, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, where Dr. Brumskine served for decades, the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, where he taught, and the Post Graduate College of Medicine—each, indeed all of these institutions, we insist, have the responsibility to begin NOW training the next batch of urologists and other specialists.Each of these institutions, known nationally and internationally, should they lack the financial resources to do this, should immediately start contacting the Embassies near Monrovia for fellowships to enable our many youth with the talent and passion for medicine to go study urology and other specialties.Dr. Brumskine’s story should be an inspiration to all Liberian youth. Here was a man who, from childhood, knew what he wanted to be. There are, mark you, many men and women who are “late bloomers”—because some of them finish their first degree and still don’t know what they want to become. Walter was different. He wanted to be a doctor and the Catholic fathers at St. Peter Claver in Buchanan and at St. Patrick’s High in Monrovia must have told him, “If you want to be a doctor, you have got to take Math and Science seriously.” He did, graduating second of his class at St. Patrick’s. This, too, is a lesson for our youth. Unlike so many who lack determination, focus and passion for anything, Walter Brumskine did not say that because he was not the dux he was giving up. No! When he was yet a boy, he said he wanted to become—not dux of anything, but a medical doctor, to help suffering humanity. To do that, he needed to love and do well in Mathematics and Science. And so right out of St. Patrick’s, he entered the University of Liberia, where he majored in Biology, following his dream. By that time, he knew he was on his way. His grades were good enough to win him a fellowship to medical school in Spain! Nor did he remain abroad to make big bucks. No. He returned home to serve his people. Seeing his seriousness and passion for medicine, his superiors helped him obtain another fellowship—this time to Great Britain, where he specialized in a field no Liberian had yet entered—Urology. Also known as genitourinary surgery, urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs. One of the most common urological problems is urinary incontinence, which is the involuntary excretion of urine. It can become serious in men as they age. It is also caused by enlarged prostate gland. Here is why urology is such a critically important field: The prostate is a gland that produces the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation—the climatic point of sex. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine passes out of the body. So a male with this kind of condition is in very serious trouble. That is why Dr. Walter S. Brumskine was so important a doctor. For the past several years since he had been medically inactive, Liberia has had no urologist!But urology is only one of the thousands of branches of medicine, for most of which we have no specialists in Liberia. We have only one orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kpoto; and only one pathologist, Dr. Rubell Brewer, and he has been in Seychelles for the past three decades.Dr. Brumskine’s passing, therefore, is a wake-up call for the entire country.What must be done now? First, for the few doctors we have in country, we need to start appreciating them and stop taking them for granted. For example, why was there no representative from the Ministry of Health—or no high government official—at Dr. Brumskine’s funeral? We have already made the point about training. But now, considering what happened to Dr. Brumskine, let us Liberians start appreciating our medical practitioners by training them, in the first place; by paying them well; by making sure they have the modern facilities to work with; and by appreciating, encouraging and honoring them whenever there is an opportunity—that means ALWAYS!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Garbage contractors withdraw services, owed over $300M

first_imgCity Hall’s financial woes…“we are in a crisis, we need all the help we can (get),” – Mayor’s pleaGarbage disposal contractors Puran Bros Disposal Services and Cevon’s Waste Management Services have again suspended the services they provide City Hall,Mayor Patricia Chase-Greenfollowing the M&CC’s inability to pay them more than $300M owed since 2015.Cevon’s, in a press statement on Friday, said its principals have been left with no option but to withdraw their waste/garbage collection services due to the non-payment of outstanding sums of money owed since August 2015 to date, and the non-honouring of an agreement made between the company and the City Council.The company has, however, said it is hoping to come to an amicable solution with the municipality in the shortest possible time.Mayor Patricia Chase-Green has said the municipality is in a crisis, and as such would be approaching central government for assistance.The services provided by both Puran Bros Disposal Services and Cevon’s Waste Management Services to the Georgetown Municipality cost a collective sum of $45M monthly.City Hall has been unable to make steady payments to the contractors, and, asCevons Waste Managementsuch, entered an agreement which mandated that the $45M monthly payment would be made by the end of the first week of each new month. However, the municipality has been unable to honour that agreement, and the contractors have been forced to withdraw their services until a solution is agreed upon.Mayor Chase-Green has said she is not aware that the contractors have not been paid for the year 2015. She explained that there is a ‘small’ amount owed to the contractors for 2015.“Negotiations are on, but we hope to come to an amicable decision. The reason (for them pulling their services) is that we promised we would pay current 2017 amount at least by the first week of every month. This month we have not been able to meet (this commitment) and we asked them for an extension of another two weeks to pay for the current month, which they have a difficulty with; and that is the reason for them calling off their staff,” the Mayor explained.The Mayor and a team were expected to meet with the contractors to iron out anPuran Bros Disposaagreement. Chase-Green related that City Hall has obligations other than the contractors they have to meet. She notes that payment of staff is of paramount importance, and reveals that they still owe some staff from their June salaries.“We have not received enough; we have just paid salaries and we still have some outstanding monies to pay our staff… We are saying we can get that ($45M) in the next two weeks, but if they (contractors) say they can’t wait, then we could only talk with them and ask them to understand our position,” she related.“We will speak with our subject minister. If they are going to help us, I don’t know; but we are in a crisis and we need all the help we can get,” the mayor responded when asked if the M&CC would be seeking a Central Government bailout.For quite a while now, the Mayor & City Council (M&CC) has been accused of being cash strapped, and on multiple occasions, work around the city has had to be halted, since the municipality was unable to pay workers.Earlier this year, the council and its partners (the contractors) reached an agreement, which in substance said that the City Treasurer would focus on payment of the current accounts while working to find a modus vivendi to settle the outstanding debts for 2016, the M&CC said in a statement.Meanwhile, the Council has said it would be putting alternative measures in place for garbage collection, and urged residents to ensure they properly dispose of their waste and await the arrival of the garbage collectors. They also say that the Treasurer’s Department would be intensifying its revenue collection drive to recover money owed to the city.At a meeting with stakeholders in April 2017, the Mayor had informed that the Council is cash strapped and requested businesses pay more for commercial waste disposal. Mayor Chase-Green had told the business folks that City Hall cannot afford to keep up with the weekly amount of $1.8M only to clear commercial waste.Though there have been talks of the implementation of a new fee for commercial waste, City Hall officials have remained mum on just how much they are proposing to charge. Notwithstanding, the mayor threatened that should businesses refuse to pay the new fee, City Hall will have to resort to using the law to discipline them.Town Clerk Royston King noted that even if citizens pay all of their outstanding taxes, the council would still fall short of enough money to cover everything it has to do. King said the implementation of a new fee is in order because the service of waste disposal is a very expensive one that the council cannot afford at the moment.City Hall’s inability to honour its payment obligations is one that has become a norm. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more

Book shut on profits for O.J.

first_imgFred Goldman had accused Simpson in a separate federal lawsuit of creating Lorraine Brooke Associates so he could hide money from the book and TV deal and not allow the Goldmans to seize the profits. The suit was dismissed and is under appeal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA MONICA – A judge on Tuesday prevented O.J. Simpson from receiving any further compensation from a canceled book deal and TV interview and ordered the bundled book rights to be auctioned off. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg ordered the auction for the rights to “If I Did It,” in which the former NFL star was to explain how he might have committed the killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The book and TV interview were never released amid public outrage. The proceeds from the auction and any subsequent book profits will be turned over to Goldman’s family, which has been trying to collect a $33.5 million civil judgment from Simpson in a wrongful-death lawsuit. With interest, the judgment is estimated at $38 million. “This is a guarantee that if they ever publish this thing, Mr. Simpson won’t see a dime from it,” Goldman family attorney Jonathan Polak said. Simpson’s attorneys called the judge’s decision a “hollow victory” for the Goldman family. “What they are seeking is whatever intangible property Mr. Simpson has relating to this book,” Simpson attorney Yale Galanter said. “There isn’t a book. There isn’t anything.” News Corp. has said it paid $880,000 for the publishing rights, which expire in May. HarperCollins, a division of News Corp., struck the book deal with Lorraine Brooke Associates, a Florida-based company. Late Tuesday, Rosenberg also ruled that the rights of Lorraine Brooke Associates will be included in the auction, which will be held by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department since HarperCollins’ California offices are located there. No date for the auction has been set. last_img read more

Man headbutted social worker who called to home

first_imgA man headbutted a social worker after she called to his home in Letterkenny for an appointment.Patrick Mongan was due to appear at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault at Cashel Park on February 16th, 2018. The court heard that social workers had called to the family home for an appointment with Mrs Mongan.While there Mongan returned to the house and was drunk and got into an altercation with the social workers.He became abusive and was asked to leave but he headbutted one of the social workers with a glancing blow.He was arrested and charged with a Section 2 assault.His solicitor Donagh Cleary told the court that his client in his 30s, struggles with alcohol and is currently undertaking an anger management course.He was not in course as he had a medical appointment in Dublin with his wife.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until October 17th to get a victim impact statement from the social worker injured during the attack.Man headbutted social worker who called to home was last modified: September 20th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtheadbuttPatrick Mongansocial workerlast_img read more

Cambrian Explosion Still Explosive

first_img51; Two new papers about Cambrian and Precambrian fossils did nothing to help soften the blow of the Cambrian explosion – the sudden appearance of all the animal body plans in the geological blink of an eye.  They essentially restated the problem for Darwin, who hoped that fossil discoveries would fill in the gaps where his required transitional forms were missing.Ediacaran simplicity.  In PNAS,1 three researchers from Virginia announced results of their study of the mysterious Ediacaran organisms that (according to evolutionary dating) lived prior to the Cambrian explosion, 575-542 million years ago.  They found that these organisms were most likely able to feed by osmosis.  It had been thought that the high surface area to volume ratio required for osmotrophy (direct absorption of dissolved organic carbon) presented physiological barriers to organisms this large, but they found that adaptations allowed the Ediacarans to overcome these barriers.  Combined with the fact that they lacked oral openings, this underscores the perception of Ediacaran organisms as relatively simple colonies of cells, without any internal structures that might suggest they represented transitional forms leading to the complex animals that exploded onto the scene at the early Cambrian.  Science Daily reported this finding on August 21.All phyla present at the explosion:  Desmond Collins, a retired curator of invertebrate paleontology and head of paleobiology at the Royal Ontario Museum, spent 12 seasons 1983-2000 investigating the famous Burgess Shale.  This rich fossil bed in the Canadian Rockies contains one of the richest lodes of middle Cambrian fossils in the world.  Writing for Nature,1 Collins recounted the history of exploration of the Burgess Shale by R. G. McConnell and Charles Doolittle Walcott in the late 1880s to early 1900s, with a focus on the difficulty of classifying the “wonderful life” found there.  Walcott and others attempted to shoehorn the fossils into known phyla at the time.  Others criticized that approach, but current thinking does put most of them into known groups.  “There are some extinct classes, such as the Dinocarida,” Collins said, “but very few extinct phyla.”  Then he combined Burgess fossils with the Chinese findings at Chengjiang and others from Greenland into a categorical statement: “Along with the Burgess Shale animals, they demonstrate that virtually all animal groups alive today were present in Cambrian seas.”  The Chengjiang biota, he said, includes “new chordates, the group that includes humans.”    Collins briefly discussed “The Darwin connection.”  But it wasn’t very supportive of Darwinism.  Apparently much of the impetus for Walcott’s search in the Burgess Shale was the Darwin Centennial of 1909: Walcott first visited Mount Stephen in 1907 – the year that he was appointed secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC – to study the Cambrian stratigraphy of the area.  Two years later the Darwin centennial seems to have provided the serendipitous stimulus for his discovery of the Burgess Shale.  Walcott was given an honorary doctorate at the University of Cambridge, UK, in June, as part of the 1909 celebrations.The celebration of the Burgess Shale as a possible help to Darwinism was apparently premature.  Collins said nothing further about Darwin.  Exciting as the Burgess Shale fossils proved to be, none of them provided the transitional forms necessary to explain the sudden appearance of phyla at the Cambrian explosion – a phenomenon Darwin himself conceded was the most serious challenge to his theory. 1.  Laflamme, Xiao and Kowalewski, “Osmotrophy in modular Ediacara organisms,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Published online August 17, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0904836106.2.  Desmond Collins, “Misadventures in the Burgess Shale,” Nature 460, 952-953 (20 August 2009) | doi:10.1038/460952a.Soon to be a major motion picture!  Darwin’s Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record is being released next month by Illustra Media, the group that defended intelligent design in the cell with Unlocking the Mystery of Life and in astronomy with The Privileged Planet.  This third film, a beautiful and powerful production, completes a trilogy of documentaries that are undermining Darwin’s grip on natural history and making a strong case for I.D.  The Nature article above is a timely announcement.  It did nothing to help protect Mr. Darwin from the impact of this new film.  If anything, both articles took away whatever armor he had.  The first article said that the Ediacarans were simple organisms with no transitional connection to the Cambrian animals.  The second underscored the fact that virtually all animal groups alive today were present in Cambrian seas.  Animals just appear, as if planted there, fully formed and loaded with biological information.  In our 9 years of reporting, we have never seen any Darwinist solve this problem (search on “Cambrian explosion” in the search bar).  We have only seen it grow worse for them: every new fossil discovery amplifies the concussion.    Through beautiful photography captivating animation, and interviews with reputable scientists, Darwin’s Dilemma tells the story of McConnell, Walcott, Darwin, the Ediacaran fauna, the Chengjiang fossils, the origin of major animal body plans, the significance of biological information – everything you need to know about the Cambrian explosion’s challenge to Darwinism.  The film will be available from RPI soon.  You can fill in a form at Illustra to be notified when it becomes available.    What terrible timing for the Darwinians.  Just on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Origin of Species (November 2009), and the centennial of the Burgess Shale discoveries (August 2009), a trilogy of masterly blows are threatening to make Darwinism go extinct.  Darwin had hoped that further discoveries in the fossil record would provide the evidence he needed for his hypothesis that slime plus time could produce the sublime.  Little did he know that he would become a fossil himself, soon to be displayed in the museums of a more enlightened age.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Coining it for Madiba’s 90th

first_imgA new five rand coin will go into circulation on 18 July 2008, Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday.Old coins remain legal tender. (Image: Paul Saad)Janine ErasmusA new South African five rand (R5) coin is to be released on 18 July 2008 to celebrate the 90th birthday of former president and Nobel Peace laureate Nelson Mandela. The South African Reserve Bank, the South African Mint, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ministry of Finance will release five-million of the bi-metal coins into circulation.The coin was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg in July 2008. Making the announcement, Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel said the coin would symbolise the love Mandela has for humankind, and by passing the coin around people will share that love. “We want to see it in circulation,” he added.Mandela is affectionately known by his clan name of Madiba. “We are so privileged to have Madiba with us, who actively continues to provide leadership and who continues to be an example to all of us,” said Manuel.Manuel, Mandela and Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni struck a new R5 coin on the day of the launch using a manual coin press. The new coin was then ceremonially handed over to Mandela. “Today I am richer than yesterday,” joked the statesman, “and I am not going to associate with poor people any more. This is very nice.”Spreading the Madiba loveManuel and Mboweni are encouraging the public to spend their Madiba birthday coins rather than squirrel them away. “We want people to touch a bit of Madiba, to share the love and leadership as the coin goes around.”The obverse, or head, of the coin features Mandela in jovial mood, wearing the trademark “Madiba” shirt that has become a style icon and sets him apart from the usual, more formal portraits of leaders on coins. Mandela has worn the Madiba shirt in Parliament, when meeting foreign dignitaries, and at formal and informal functions, and has turned it into his personal fashion statement.The reverse, or tail, of the coin features the new South African coat of arms, which was adopted on Freedom Day, 27 April 2000.This is not the first time the former president has been honoured on the face of a coin. In 2007 the Mint introduced a pure gold and silver Protea coin series which honoured the 1993 joint Nobel Peace Prize laureates and former South African presidents Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk. The Protea series of collector coins commemorates matters of importance in the history of South Africa. The R25 coin features both statesmen together while the two R1 coins portray them individually.In 2007 a rare Mandela proof R5 coin, minted in 2000, sold for R200 000 ($26 300). According to rare coin dealer SA Coin, this is one of only three coins in existence in such a perfect proof condition, and the value of these coins has increased by 4.4-million percent over the last seven years. SA Coin attributes this to the fact that Mandela is such a well-loved figure all over the world.Security measuresThe original R5 coin, which was part of a new South African coin series proposed in 1989, featured a black wildebeest, or white-tailed gnu, on the reverse. The black wildebeest is indigenous to Southern Africa and is one of two gnu species found here, the other being the blue wildebeest.However, the first R5 coins were only minted in 1994, the year of the first democratic elections held in South Africa. Two R5 coins were released in that year, one to commemorate the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president and one featuring the black wildebeest. The original R5 coins were made of nickel-plated copper.The R5 coin in circulation today is South Africa’s first bi-metal coin and was introduced in 2004 after extensive counterfeiting of the previous version. The new coin, which also features the coat of arms and the black wildebeest, has a number of built-in security features, among them a security groove on the rim of the coin, serrations on both sides of the security groove, the term “SARB 5” written 10 times around the security groove and “SARB” written 57 times in micro lettering on the reverse of the coin.Since 1996 the words “South Africa” have been written on the obverse in all 11 official languages on an annual rotating basis.The old R5 coin is still legal tender but is being phased out over time.Stamping his mark on the worldNot to be outdone, the South African Post Office has issued two limited issue Mandela birthday stamps which will soon see the elder statesman winging his way all around the world.The stamps were launched on 15 July 2008 and are available in denominations of R2.05 for domestic mail and R4.05 for international mail. Both are designed as miniature sheets with collectors in mind – the stamps actually form part of a larger picture. The domestic stamp features a smiling Mandela in a photo taken by Halden Krog, while the international stamp sees the statesman posing elegantly for a portrait by Cyril Coetzee.Only one-million of each have been printed and are available at post offices around South Africa.“Stamps are small ambassadors that carry images of our country to destinations all over the world,” said SAPO board chairperson Vuyo Mahlati at the launch, “and Madiba’s 90th birthday will be remembered far into the future, because it has been captured on a stamp. We are very proud to be part of it.”The Post Office has honoured Mandela on a previous occasion when it issued a special stamp to mark his presidential inauguration in 1994 – this stamp remains the best-selling item in the Post Office’s history.It also later released a stamp booklet titled The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela. The booklet, which includes 10 stamps and two postcards, highlighted the many different roles Mandela has played throughout his life, from his early enthusiasm for boxing, to activist, political prisoner, first democratically-elected president of South Africa, and later revered international statesman, humanitarian and ambassador. All pictures in the booklet were taken by acclaimed photographer Alf Khumalo.The Post Office’s senior manager of philatelic services Johan van Wyk said the future value of the Mandela birthday stamps would depend on the condition in which they were kept.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Incentive scheme focuses

first_imgAbout 60 percent of the trade and industry department’s budget will be spent on incentive schemes to stimulate economic growth, according to documents tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with his budget on Wednesday.The industrial development incentives would support investment, competitiveness, employment creation and equity.The manufacturing sector would gain the most, receiving R3.5-billion of the total R5.4-billion set aside for incentive administration for 2012/2013.This would be good news for qualifying local automotive manufacturers, as well as companies expanding production facilities and small-to-medium enterprises starting or expanding manufacturing operations.The budget sets aside about R9-billion for trade and industry for the 2012/13 financial year.This was up from R6.8-billion this year.According to the 2012 Estimates of National Expenditure, R1.3-billion has been set aside for developing infrastructure to increase the export of value-added commodities.This money would be pumped into South Africa’s largest industrial development zone (IDZ) — Coega, near Port Elizabeth — as well as the IDZs in East London and Richard’s Bay.A total of R150-million had been allocated up till 2015 to upgrade the National Metrology Institute of SA.last_img read more

Cattlemen’s Gala, Celebration and Fundraiser, raises $27,000 for youth scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) held the first-ever Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 26 in the Marysville and Delaware, Ohio areas. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) coordinated the inaugural events.The day-long celebration supported the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders. The day began with a sporting clays shoot, at Black Wing Shooting Center, featuring individual and team competitions to support the cause, followed by an OCA summer business meeting.Later that evening, attendees gathered in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks, and dancing in the barn at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. Live music from the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt music group from Missouri wrapped up the evening.Silent and live auctions were also held to support youth scholarships. Thanks to several generous donors, buyers and sponsors, in total the event raised $27,000.Mark your calendars for the 2018 Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser that will take place Aug. 25.“Ohio’s beef families raise high quality young people that excel in all they do. The many individuals and companies that supported the inaugural Cattlemen’s Gala will enable our foundation to support additional youth and provide them with the financial assistance to help them in meeting their educational and career goals,” said Frank Phelps, OCF President, Belle Center, Ohio.For more information on the events, contact the Foundation at 614-873-6736. The complete list of available scholarships can be found at The application deadline for the OCF scholarships is Oct. 31.last_img read more

Why the Universe Is Ignoring You

first_imgI love the movie The Secret. There is definitely something to the Law of Attraction. I’ve seen the law work for longer than I have been aware of the idea. If what you put out is negative, what comes back is equally negative (and sometimes even more negative). If what you put out is positive, then what comes back is equally positive, and oftentimes even more positive.A friend of mine sent me a clip of someone insisting that just thinking something would make it come true, and writing it down would ensure it. This isn’t the law of attraction; it’s wishing.The law of attraction works, but only if you do.Attracting NegativityHow do you produce negative results? You think negative thoughts. You harbor negative beliefs about yourself and about others. You take actions that are perceived as negative. Have you ever seen someone who just looks angry? Just that look is enough to put people off. Negative thoughts and negative beliefs lead to negative actions, and negative actions produce negative results.Doing nothing at all is taking a negative action. So is wasting your gifts or your talents. Those actions are negative enough to attract bad things to you.Attracting SuccessJust thinking positive isn’t enough to produce positive results (even though it is critical to producing those results). Having positive healthy beliefs isn’t enough either. It’s only when you couple your positive thoughts and positive beliefs with positive action that the Universe listens. The rest of the time, the Universe is quite content to watch you wallow around in mediocrity, getting by.It looks like luck when someone puts out so much positivity that it comes back to them. But it isn’t luck. It’s the fact that they’ve been hustling, taking so much positive action that the only possible results are positive.If the Universe is ignoring you, you better make more noise.last_img read more