Weah’s Senate Victory: A Blessing for Football?

first_imgPresident-elect George Manneh Weah urged to be mindful of those around him.It was clear that when eleven senatorial candidates lined up last Saturday in the mid-term elections for Montserrado County that the favorite, soccer legend, George Weah was the main deal. With his overwhelming victory over the other ten, including BYC Football Club founder and sponsor Robert A. Sirleaf, who has contributed much to developing Liberian youth, one wonders what becomes next for BYC?  The question is important since the Liberia Football Association’s president Musa Bility gave his support to Senator Weah. Please note that it is Mr. Sirleaf who constructed stadiums across Montserrado County and it is Mr. Sirleaf that collected Liberian youths in the slums of New Kru Town and West Point and changed their future with the advent of the Barrack Young Controllers Football Club.One would have thought that since Robert Sirleaf constructed football arenas to supplement the development of such initiatives to the LFA, he would have been high on the LFA’s support agenda. This is because the LFA does not need to support a politician to get financial support from the Government of Liberia. Talk about mixing sports with politics.But with the poor support from politicians and even the government, the LFA considered the future success of Liberian football would depend on Senator Weah since he had been the kingpin of what embodies those who originated from the slum communities and therefore supporting Weah would mean a new model for such community youngsters to improve on their lot. But would he?So, while conclusions for and against either of the two candidates depended on where one stood before the elections and even after, the fact is Weah was overwhelmingly elected. And with the poor gains of Robert Sirleaf in the communities where his Barrack Young Controllers players resided, one wonders if Mr. Sirleaf would forgive them.The point here is that whatever the case, Weah was the people’s favorite and now he is the real deal. What then is in for Liberian football?That’s where the one thousand Liberian dollars question is. It is clear that the Liberia Football Association saw a better future with Weah than with Sirleaf. Why that is the case is difficult since it has been Robert Sirleaf not Weah that has built stadiums and is sponsoring a football club, to support the Liberia Football Association.With his emergence as Africa’s only World Best and European Best among other accolade, many hoped he would have constructed a befitting sports academy that to develop other George Weahs.It makes sense to believe that if Sirleaf were to be elected as a senator, he would have continued his tangible support to Liberian football. And this does not suggest that Senator Weah would do anything less.One impressive thing Weah did was when he took time to visit one of Liberia’s ailing but foremost soccer players, Sayon ‘Experience’ Davis in New Kru Town in the eve of the elections. Broken and hopeless, Sayon had the last laugh when Senator Weah and his entourage arrived at his residence, unannounced and gave him (Sayon) the hope he had always needed to move on.Now what would Senator Weah do for Liberian football that could benefit other minor sports? Aware that thousands of his voters are youth, it is now expected that he would turn his attention to their future so that just maybe, we could get some future Weahs, Debbahs, Sogbies, and Kervins out of them with financial and material support.It is evident that we are at war to change the focus of Liberian youth to admire and develop their own, and it also sensible to conclude that Weah’s preferment over Sirleaf would contribute to Liberia Football Association’s perception that Weah and not Sirleaf, was their best candidate.True, but it is only time that would tell whether the LFA made an unequalled choice for the game and for football.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Workers at Chinese logging company return to work today

first_imgSeveral workers attached to a Chinese logging company, Ping Establishment, at Coomacka Mines, who downed tools on Friday last due to unfair treatment, have returned to work following the intervention of Region Ten Chairman Renis Morian and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock.Minister Sydney Allicock, Regional Chairman Renis Morian, and a Labour Officer in the meeting with the management of the company as they addressed a number of issuesThe protest several days ago saw residents of Coomacka seeking the urgent intervention of the Regional Chairman since they claimed that their rights were being trampled upon by the management of the company.Morian disclosed that he was invited by the residents who told him of several malpractices and as such, he sought to have the allegations investigated. He said that among the allegations made were workers working overtime without compensation, lack of safety gears, summary dismissals of workers who objected to this and other malpractices.The Regional Chairman, in a discussion with the owners of the company, stressed that the Government takes the security of tenure and workers safety very seriously.Workers at the company demonstrate that they are forced to work without any safety gearsAs such, he reinforced that the Regional Administration also sees workers’ rights and payments as very serious issues, and they won’t allow those to slip. In addition, a team comprising the Regional Chairman, Minister Allicock, and the Labour Officer met with the company during which the matter was amicably addressed.“We were able to come up with a number of solutions to the many issues that were facing workers and we are happy that the management of the Coomacka based company was receptive and willing to have the issues addressed. This resulted in the workers being satisfied with the decisions and subsequent actions of management,” the Regional Chairman stated.The Regional Chairman further stated that the workers are all expected to return to work today.last_img read more

‘JUST FOR GIRLS’ CLUB LAUNCHED IN BUNCRANA

first_imgThe Buncrana Youth Drop-In is starting a Girls Only Club (GO Club).This Club will be meeting on Saturdays between 1 & 2pm and will provide a safe place for teenage girls aged 12 to 16 to hang out and enjoy different projects, such as fashion, design, photography and art.An Ice Cream party will kick start the GO Club on Saturday 12th October, 1pm at the Buncrana Youth Drop-In, Main Street Buncrana. Ice Cream, Music and Girl Talk! What more can girls ask for! This project will be run by female Youth Workers. Contact Jessica Dalton 0863627300 ‘JUST FOR GIRLS’ CLUB LAUNCHED IN BUNCRANA was last modified: October 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:buncranagirls clublast_img read more

Suspect arrested in slaying of teen

first_img Investigators believe the shooting came after a fight that had been arranged, Caleb said. Aguilar had been in Klamath Falls for a couple of weeks and was staying with his mother at the motel, authorities said. A couple of blocks from the shooting scene, investigators recovered the sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun that they suspect was the weapon used in the slaying. Police believe Vannarath had possession of the weapon before the shooting, Caleb said. Five others were charged with various forms of hindering the homicide investigation. According to witnesses, Morris shot Aguilar in the legs and then crouched to the ground before firing at closer range, Caleb said. KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – One of two suspects in the fatal shooting last week of a 16-year-old from Lancaster was arrested near the California-Oregon border. Eli Morris, 19, of Klamath Falls was picked up late Tuesday just after the car his father was driving entered Oregon, Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb said on Wednesday. Police officers followed the car from Redding, Calif., to Worden, Ore., Caleb said. Morris was wanted in the shooting Friday of Diego Aguilar of Lancaster in a Klamath Falls motel parking lot. Aguilar died at the scene. A Klamath Falls man, Steven S. Vannarath, 18, was charged with murder in the case. “Because of the extent of the damage it was impossible to tell whether it was an actual contact wound,” he said. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

A whole new Phil

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! More than seven years into his tenure as state treasurer, Phil Angelides has a grand idea: Why not use public-employee pension funds to finance state infrastructure projects? Good idea, Phil. It’s innovative, nonpartisan, forward-thinking. So what took so long? It’s not just Angelides’ seven unaccounted years in office that we’re talking about – a time during which he found countless other ways to use pension funds to further political goals he supports. It’s also the partisan obstructionism that’s been Angelides’ bread and butter ever since the recall of Gray Davis first made the ballot. For the last two and a half years, Angelides has done little more than try to obstruct any and all reform in Sacramento. And during the last several months, he stood by idly as his fellow Democrats in the Legislature sunk any hopes of putting an infrastructure bond on the June ballot. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event In short, Angelides has never shown much interest in reform or bipartisan cooperation before. So why the sudden change of heart? Might it have something to do with the June primary, when Angelides – who hopes to challenge Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the fall – will face deep-pocketed state Controller Steve Westly, who has positioned himself as a moderate? Whatever the motivation, though, it’s nice that Angelides is taking the state’s infrastructure needs seriously. As for the idea itself, it may have merit – especially if the treasurer first admits that he and his party have jeopardized the future of California with pension giveaways to public employees that threaten to bring cities, counties and even the state into bankruptcy. Maybe he’s right, though: Investing pension funds and tax dollars in rebuilding the state’s infrastructure could return such huge dividends that it would keep California afloat and provide for a healthy future. Of course, that’s exactly what Schwarzenegger proposed doing and Angelides and his pals scuttled.last_img read more

DRINK-DRIVER JAILED FOR 18 MONTHS AFTER HE LEFT VICTIM IN WHEELCHAIR

first_imgA Kilmacrennan man left another man in a wheelchair after he smashed into him after drinking five pints of beer before driving home in his jeep.Manus ‘Mandy’ Sweeney was left with horrific injuries after he was struck by a jeep being driven by Brian Rodden on September 1st, 2009.Rodden had consumed five pints at the Millbridge Bar before trying to drive just over a mile to his home. However Rodden’s jeep veered across the road just outside Kilmacrennan village and struck Mr Sweeney’s van head-on.Mr Sweeney had to be cut form his van and was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital before being transferred to a Dublin hospital for treatment.The court was told that Mr Sweeney, 63, was initially a wheelchair but now needs crutches to get around on and was more-or-less housebound.The court also heard how Rodden has since been charged with ANOTHER case of drink-driving which is also before the courts.Rodden told the court that he had tried to phone his victim but Mr Sweeney’s wife said she did not think it was a good idea.He told Letterkenny Circuit Court “I’m very sorry for what has happened to him and his family and if I could take it back I would.”Barrister Peter Nolan said his client is trying to come to terms with his drinking and is attending addiction services.Judge John O’Hagan said it was a tragedy for both sides in the case because he did not think Rodden was a man who would normally come before the courts.However he said it troubled him greatly that the accused had another drink-driving case “in the pipeline.”He sentenced Rodden to 18 months in prison for dangerous driving causing serious injury and suspended the last six months.AT HEARING © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDRINK-DRIVER JAILED FOR 18 MONTHS AFTER HE LEFT VICTIM IN WHEELCHAIR was last modified: November 13th, 2011 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:Brian Roddendangerous driving causing serious injuryManus ‘Mandy’ Sweeneylast_img read more

YOU GET CHANCE FOR YOUR VIEW ON DONEGAL COUNTY HERITAGE PLAN

first_imgHave your say in the new County Donegal Heritage Plan!What actions would you like to see included in the new five-year County Donegal Heritage Plan? You have until Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to make your suggestions to Donegal County Council and the County Donegal Heritage Forum.There are a number of ways in which you can make your suggestions by post, by e-mail to heritage@donegalcoco.ie, by filling in the on-line survey form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/38JJZVS or at one of the planned public consultation meetings at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Stranorlar (Tuesday, December 3), Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Town (Wednesday, December 4), Public Services Centre, Carndonagh (Tuesday, December 10), Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny (Wednesday, December 11) or Ionad Teampaill Chróine, Dungloe (Tuesday, December 17). All meetings start at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be available. Donegal County Council and the County Donegal Heritage Forum in partnership with The Heritage Council are beginning the process of preparing a new heritage plan for the county and would like to hear your views on what actions should be included in the new plan.Each county is required to prepare and implement a County Heritage Plan under the National Heritage Plan. “The County Donegal Heritage Plan is a five-year strategic action plan for the county’s heritage” explained Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer. “The focus of submissions to the County Donegal Heritage Plan should be on actions that can be taken over the next five years to interpret, conserve, manage, enhance or promote County Donegal’s material heritage.As well as identifying what should be done in these challenging times for our heritage, it’s important that people indicate what they can do to help implement these strategic actions.” Under the Heritage Act (1995), heritage is defined as comprising archaeological objects, architectural heritage, fauna, flora, geology, heritage gardens/parks, heritage objects, inland waterways, landscapes, monuments, seascapes, wildlife habitats and shipwrecks.The aim of the new County Donegal Heritage Plan (2014-2019) is to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse heritage of our county and to promote its conservation, enhancement and enjoyment to present and future generations. In order to achieve this aim, the County Donegal Heritage Forum will attempt to identify about 40 actions to increase knowledge and awareness of our heritage, to promote and encourage best heritage practice, to inform decision-making as regards heritage, to promote heritage education, tourism and outreach and to encourage active participation in heritage activities. The County Donegal Heritage Forum is an advisory body to provide advice to Donegal County Council on the preparation and implementation of the County Heritage Plan and is made up of representatives from local government, local development, state agencies, educational institutions, landowner/farming representatives, community/voluntary groups and heritage organisations and groups. A review of the 2007-2013 County Donegal Heritage Plan has demonstrated that Donegal County Council, The Heritage Council, Údarás na Gaeltachta, the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Heritage Forum partners invested over €750,000 in the implementation of 55 Heritage Plan actions. There is a growing recognition that our material heritage contributes to our culture, society and economy. It is estimated that are over 250 community groups in County Donegal have a heritage remit.The County Donegal Heritage Forum will consider all submissions in drafting the new County Donegal Heritage Plan. The Heritage Plan will be presented to the Elected Members of Donegal County Council for adoption in spring 2014. Core funding for the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan will come from Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council in partnership with other Heritage Forum partners and heritage organisations and groups in the county.Ideas for, and examples of, the kind of strategic actions being sought as part of the consultation process can be found by looking at the actions outlined in existing County Heritage Plans around the country and available on The Heritage Council website at www.heritagecouncil.ie. Further details about the preparation of the new County Donegal Heritage Plan are available from the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council, Station Island, Lifford on (074) 917 2576 or on the County Donegal Heritage Office website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage YOU GET CHANCE FOR YOUR VIEW ON DONEGAL COUNTY HERITAGE PLAN was last modified: November 25th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Donegal County Councildonegal county heritage planlast_img read more

Brandon Monebrake, March 27

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’re farming about 2,300 acres counting custom ground. We raise about 40% corn and 60% beans we have more bean ground this year than we have because of prices and it is easier to get them in. We also raise a little freezer beef.We have been all no-till since 2000. If we work the dirt and it rains it will wash away, especially on our hillier ground. The corn does pretty well. We have spiked wheels on the planter on one side and that works the ground enough that the corn is up in three to five days if the weather cooperates. We added those last year.I farm with my grandfather and I have been working here since I was 13. Now I’m 21. We spray, we haul our own grain, we sidedress, we do everything ourselves. We got our sprayer four years ago.We both do the planting. I plant the beans and he plants the corn. We start the corn a week or two before the beans and we are hoping to get the beans in a little sooner this year. We try to get started by the end of April. We usually don’t like to plant beans before the fifth or tenth of May. Our soils are pretty much the same right here around home. We have pretty good dirt here. If you go north it has more clay around New Paris. The ground is rolling here and it is hilly in New Paris and we have a farm in Richmond Indiana and it is really hilly.I enjoy farming. I won’t do anything else. Competition from other farms for land is a real challenge for us. We are fortunate to do some custom harvest, planting and spraying.last_img read more

On Ada Lovelace Day, Celebrate Some Extraordinary Women

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts robyn tippins Ada Lovelace was a pioneer.  The daughter of Lord Byron, Ada was also the daughter of a woman fed up with Lord Byron.  In an effort to dampen the dangerous poetic blood in her daughter, she encouraged, and I use that word lightly, her progeny to study mathematics, or really anything except poetry.  Despite this, Ada would enjoy poetry and mathematics, asking her mother in a letter if she couldn’t have poetry, could she at least have “poetical science”?  And science was poetic to Ada.  While everyone else was likely bored to tears at a dinner party when old Babbage droned on about his Analytical Engine, Ada was fascinated.  She liked it so much that she began corresponding with him, even writing up notes on Menabrea’s summary of Babbage’s plans.  In those notes, Ada predicted that a machine like the one Babbage was planning would one day be used to compose music, produce graphics and would be employed for practical and scientific use. Of course, like many of the great visionaries, she left us far too young, dying of illness at age 36.We celebrate Ada not for her visions of computers that would one day bring us joy and pain, but because she suggested a plan for the engine to calculate Bernoulli numbers, and that algorithm is now considered the first computer program.  In honor of Lady Lovelace, we have chosen to highlight three remarkable women who made the earth just a little cooler for having been a part of it, just like Ada.Dr. James BarryNote:  James Barry chose to live life as a man, so despite anatomy, I’ve chosen to refer to James as ‘he’ throughout this post.  Some time in the late 1790s, the person who would come to be known as James Barry was born.  Records then not being what they are now, and the fact that James lived his life cloaked in mystery, we are not entirely sure how his childhood unfolded.  What we do know is that James was known then as Margaret Bulkley, impoverished niece of the famous Irish artist, James Barry.   By 1809, Margaret Bulkley was no more, and James Barry had begun his medical studies at the University of Edinburgh, to later graduate with a Medical Doctorate.  He moved on to become Assistant Staff Surgeon at the Royal Military Hospital in Plymouth, and later to hold the position of Medical Inspector for the British Colony of South Africa, in Cape Town.  While there, he performed the first successful cesarean birth in Africa; successful because mom and baby both survived.  His later postings took him to many Crown holdings, including Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, Malta, Corfu, Saint Helena, the Crimea, Jamaica, Canada, the West Indies and Malta.His career, which began as a hospital assistant and ended with the rank of inspector-general of hospitals (Canada), was long and storied.  James survived yellow fever, fought for sanitation and hygiene, encouraged healthy food for patients and soldiers, was a vegetarian and teetotaler, and crusaded for better treatment for commoners and the poor.   Glowing reviews of his person not withstanding, his behavior was a little unorthodox.  He fought duels to prove his masculinity, was reported to be blunt and impatient when sharing his opinions and was punished throughout his career for breaking the rules, at least once resulting in a demotion of real significance.  He was hot-tempered, but damn good at doctoring.James died in 1865, of dysentery, and it was upon his death that his charade was uncovered, literally.  Why Margaret became James is hotly debated.  I won’t guess, but mad props to this lady who fought for the poor, healed the sick and fought her duels as good as any man.Dr. Ruth WestheimerThe next doctor on our list is famous for her bluntly specific sex help, but her story is so much more than that.  Ruth Westheimer was born in 1928, the adored and spoiled only child of doting Jewish parents in Germany.  Her idyllic childhood would soon end with the Nazi arrest of her father in the late 30s.  Her mom promptly sent her to safety in Switzerland with plans to meet after the mixup was worked out.  Both of her parents likely died in concentration camps, writing letters to her until 1941 when the letters abruptly ceased.After reaching her majority in the Swiss orphanage, she went to Palestine, joining an underground Jewish military group.  Trained as a sniper, she never had to kill anyone but did suffer a serious injury, after shrapnel from a bomb pierced both of her legs.After a long and painful recovery, she went to Paris, studying and later teaching at the Sorbonne.  She used the small amount that Germany paid her in reparations, around $1,500, to book passage to New York.  It was a stint at Planned Parenthood that convinced her to study human sexuality.Once shocked by the frank talk about sexuality she heard in New York, she later came to embrace it.  And who among us doesn’t remember the little old lady who was always talking about penises, vaginas and orgasms as blithely as if she were discussing a grocery list.  Dr. Ruth helped many of us embrace our sexuality as normal and healthy, and in doing so made her mark on the world in a mighty way.  And she’s not done yet.  Her latest book, about caring for a parent with Alzheimers is due to be released in November.  Babe Didrikson ZahariasBabe, or Mildred, Didrikson, was the sixth child, of seven, born to Norwegian immigrants in 1911 in south Texas.  Though not a strong student — she failed 8th grade and eventually dropped out — Babe was destined for greatness.  She embraced all sports in school, playing for the all-city and all-state teams.  Her first adult job was as a secretary for an insurance firm, hired because she was an ace at b-ball and they wanted her to join their company team, the Golden Cyclones.  In what would become a habit, her team was victorious, snagging the AAU Basketball Championships in 1931.  From there, she went on to represent Employers Casualty Insurance Co. of Dallas at the AAU 1932 Championships, competing in eight of the 10 events held, and qualifying for the Olympics to boot.  I should point out that she also marched in the opening parade as the entire team, because in essence, she was.She won five of the eight events, and tied for the sixth.  At that competition, she broke four (FOUR!) women’s world records.  Her score of 30 points was eight points higher than the second-place winner.  As you can imagine, Babe caused a stir and it wasn’t just because she was a somewhat arrogant and insanely competitive lady.  She was also a rock-star athlete and had the chops to back up that chip she proudly wore on her extremely fit shoulders.  She excelled at everything, from playing her harmonica (in Vaudeville) to sewing (Babe won a championship for that too).  She went from there to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.  She could only do three events there, darn rule book, but took the gold in two of them, breaking world records in both events.  In the high jump, she had to accept the silver due to a rule violation.  She went over head first, which was against the rules at the time.  Her height was the same as the gold medalist, but diving over was a foul in 1932.  It was not very long at all after this that they changed that rule.  Later she would be credited with tying the world record in that jump too, and tying for the gold.Babe’s celebrity status was assured with the strong showing.  Unfortunately, amateur athletes don’t get paid, and getting paid was what Babe needed most.  She had to turn pro to pay the bills, so she posed for an automobile advertisement and thus began the Babe Didrikson campaign for fun and profit.  She did some vaudeville, took part in MLB stunts, toured with a women’s basketball team, Babe Didrikson’s All-Americans, and then an all-bearded team (other than herself), called the House of David.  Babe married a wrestler, taking his name, and Babe Didrikson was now Babe Didrikson Zaharias.A massively talented athlete, Babe made a name for herself in track and field, basketball, baseball, tennis, diving, billiards and later golf, only taking it up after her fame in basketball and track and field was achieved.  But she was no slouch there either.  After winning the Texas Women’s Championship in 1935, the Golf Association in a dastardly move, declared that Babe wasn’t to be considered a golf amateur because she was a pro in other sports, “for the best interest of the game.”  They changed their mind in 1945, making her an amateur again, and in 1945 she won 13 consecutive tournaments.  When she chose to turn pro in 1947, she won all of the tournaments, save one.  Bobby Jones, yes, THE Bobby Jones, called her one of the 10 best golfers of all time, male or female.  A few of her achievements:•2 Olympic world records•2 Olympic gold medals•1 tied Olympic world record•1 tied Olympic gold medal/1 Olympic silver medal•First American to win the British Women’s Amateur•First American to win both the British Women’s Amateur and the American Women’s Amateur•Won U.S. Women’s Open, World Championship and the All-American Open in 1948•First Woman to win the Western Open three times (as an amateur and pro)•Member of the Ladies Golf Hall of Fame•Co-counded LPGA 1949•Named Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press (1945-1947, 1950, 1954)  In 1953 she was diagnosed with colon cancer.  Despite removing the tumor, the cancer had spread and she was told she would die.  In 1954 she won the U.S. Women’s Open for the third time, by 12 strokes, but the pain was too great to continue, so she retired from golf.  She died a year later at age 45.Now you know the story of three awesome women.  Go and enjoy your Ada Lovelace day in a grand style! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#community#web last_img read more

6 Lies About Success

first_imgThere are many lies about success. It’s easy to believe these lies, and doing so will distort your perception of what real success is.It’s all about the money. Success isn’t all about the money, even though that is what some people believe success to be. It isn’t about money, even though that is how the media portrays success. There are plenty of people with money that aren’t successful when measured on any other scale. No one would call Mother Theresa or Gandhi failures, even though they wouldn’t fare well on this scale. It’s not money.It’s not about not having money. If success isn’t only about money, money is a scorecard of sorts. It is a reflection of the value that you create. Money provides you with security, experiences, and choices. Money also allows you to give back at a greater level. Not having any money doesn’t guarantee that you are successful, and there are plenty of people with no money who also aren’t successful on any other scale. It’s not about not having money.It’s about being popular. Some people with a measure of fame are perceived to be successful. And on that one measure, you might believe that they are successful. But fame is no indication of success either. Many of the people with names that are well-recognized are not successful when measured another way. It’s not fame.It’s about being beautiful on the outside. There are people who are beautiful on the outside that are hideous on the inside. Time destroys physical beauty. Time destroys one’s athletic prowess, too. But time can never destroy true success. It’s not physical beauty.It’s about being smart. Some of the smartest people you will ever meet will also be horrible to other human beings. They might have parchment, prizes, and awards for their intellectual prowess, but none of those prove success outside of a very, very narrow measurement. It’s not intellect.It’s about natural talent. Talent is no sign of success. Many of the most talented people never do anything with their talents, and many people with far less talent do more with what little they have. It’s not about having talent.The truth about success is that it is defined by each of us individually. My success is not the same as your success.My success is about living up to my potential, making the contribution I am here to make, and doing something meaningful with my life.Your success is about living up to your potential, making the contribution you are here to make, and doing something meaningful with your life.last_img read more