In the flow of life

first_imgEveryone without a doubt goes through changes in their lives whether it is a physical state of literal ageing, or a mental state of emotional maturity, or regression in some cases. They all nonetheless signify change, yet some of us seem to embrace it better than others.Acceptance requires being free of judgment. The reason we are unable to get over things is that we are still judging what happened. What happened happened. It’s in the past. Your judgments about it continue to keep it present and impact your future.Now you may be thinking, “What happened was awful – I cannot imagine accepting it!” Acceptance does not mean you condone or agree; but rather that you are removing the charge you have on it by judging it. When you accept, you move out of victim consciousness and empower yourself with the freedom of forgiveness.It’s not the reality that’s important, but rather, how you perceive your reality. Being able to control how you look at things is the key to breaking free, and starting over again. Shaping your perception is so powerful that just a small change in perspective can completely change everything–from your motivation, outlook, and self-esteem to your limitationsRewind your outlook and bring your energy and motivation back to when life was still full of dreams and possibilities. But, this time, actually start to achieve them.last_img read more

SFN Zenith Not Sold in Online Auction

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Four of six Dutch horses offered for sale by the Showjumping Fund of the Netherlands (SFN) in an online auction have been sold. Surprisingly, the highest-profile horse of the lot, SFN Zenith N.O.P., ridden to seventh place individually at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by Jeroen Dubbeldam, was not one of them.SFN did not feel Zenith’s true value was reflected in the five bids he received, considering his stellar record under Dubbeldam: 2015 FEI European Championship team and individual gold; 2014 World Equestrian Games individual gold; 2014 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final team gold. As such, SFN will retain ownership of the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Rash R. A statement released by the group said:“The management of the SFN represents the interest of the shareholders and decided to place the last bid of €850,000 [$948,582 at current exchange rates] for SFN Zenith N.O.P. Thus, the SFN has repurchased this horse. This is because the management determined that the expected value of this horse, as was determined in advance by experts, is not in accordance with the bids. The next time the management will focus on the private sale of SFN Zenith N.O.P.“During the auction, there appeared on the Dutch side little or no interest to preserve Dutch ownership of horses for the exceptionally high level of the sport. This once again underlines the importance of an institution like the SFN. We are even more grateful to our shareholders for the support they want to give in the last few years to Dutch jumping.”The SFN, whose mission is to purchase and develop top class horses for their international show jumpers, conducted the sale on September 21st through BVA Auctions in the Netherlands. Also available for sale were:Aquila SFNThe 11-year-old gelding by Ovidius, who was competed by Wout-Jan van der Schans, was the top-selling horse, going to France for €750.000 ($836,847) after five bids.Ferrari SFNThe six-year-old stallion by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve, ridden by Hester Klompmaker, sold to Belgium for €165.000 ($184,121) after 10 bids.Djumpsina SFNThe eight-year-old mare by Zürich, ridden by Gerco Schröder, went to Belgium’s Jos Lansink for €90.000 ($100,431) after three bids.Elmoa’s Blue SFNThe seven-year-old stallion by Mr. Blue was repurchased by SFN for €70.000 ($78,112) after two bids, and will continue to be ridden by Wout-Jan van der Schans.Chuck Blue SFNNo bids were made on the nine-year-old stallion by Mr. Blue, ridden by Niels Knape, out of Emile Hendrix’s stable. Negotiations are ongoing.The SFN release noted that: “Aquila SFN goes to a reputable French rider. Ferrari SFN was sold to a famous Belgian jumping stable. Djumpsina SFN moved to Jos Lansink. Eloma’s Blue SFN was purchased by the successor of the SFN, SFN II. [And Wout-Jan van der Schans] will continue to show Eloma’s Blue SFN.Moving forward, the fund will be referred to as SFN II and will continue to acquire and train horses under this unique format whereby a group of leading horse dealers and trainers, including Emile Hendrix, Willy van der Ham, Egbert Schep, Teus van den Brink and Johan Heins, must all agree unanimously on the potential of a horse before it is purchased. Tags: SFN, SFN Zenith N.O.P., SFN Zenith, Showjumping Fund of the Netherlands, last_img read more

SMU-2105901-Administrative Assistant IV-Occupational Therapy (Oakland Campus)

first_imgJob Summary:To provide managerial and general office support to thedepartment Chair. Provide support to Occupational Therapy (OT)faculty as directed by department Chair. Coordinate the activities,anticipate the needs of the program and recommend and initiatepolicies and procedures to enhance the efficiency and effectivenessof the program and to implement the Chair’s decisions. Carries outrequirements of position with an exceptional level of independence,requiring little to no direct supervision. Demonstrates a very highlevel of discretion and good judgment both in sensitive orconfidential matters, as well as in decisions on when to consultChair before taking action.Job Duties and Accountabilities:An Asterisk (*) denotes an “essential job function”for ADA purposes.75% – Provide managerial and office support to thedepartment chair, faculty, and studentsDepartment, Chair, and Faculty Support:*Handle routine telephone and e-mail communication. *Open, identify, route and delegate or answer mail addressed tothe program or to the Chair as needed. Maintain calendar for the Chair, as requested*Maintain master departmental schedule/calendar. *Initiate independent action relative to written communicationsincluding but not limited to memos, correspondence, requests forsupplies, and forms.*Initiates Independent letters to accreditation agency to beforwarded to the Chair for review. *Attend and act as recorder at program meetings. Independentlyconfirm with all OT faculty that action items have been completed,including Chair.*Manage program budget including generation of requests fordisbursement, requisitions, purchase orders, and other suchmaterial as needed. Track and report to Chair any over-budgetitems.Assist faculty and students with reimbursement submissions asneeded.*Develop, maintain and keep current program database and filesfor the director and OT faculty, including internal studentfiles.*Initiate MOT course schedule and revise with all facultyinput.*Liaison with college facilities personnel for scheduling ofclassrooms, meetings and related services, and college purchasingpersonnel in procuring and maintaining supplies and equipment forthe program and distribution of supplies to appropriatefaculty.*Will complete the on-line room scheduling for all classroomsand will work with faculty to resolve room scheduling preferencesand problems.*Initiate, design, implement and coordinate all departmentadministrative and extracurricular activities.Assist faculty with preparation of course materials.*Provide training to faculty on use of programs new to thefaculty.*Fully manage all departmental duties during the summer monthswhile the Department Chair is away. Will inform Department Chair ofpressing matters and will collaborate in their completion.*Will work with the faculty of record for both on-campusclinics to secure materials needed (including parking tickets),communication with all clients as needed, and assure the smoothcoordination of client care.*Assist in maintaining clean department spaces includingoffice, entrance, conference room, and copy room.*Keeps copy room supplied of paper, toner, and other tools forfaculty use.* Make all calls for repair or maintenance of copy roomequipment.*Refer students as necessary to proper resources for identifiedproblems*Respond to all applicant calls and e-mails to the departmentand direct calls as needed.*Interview, hire and manage all OT work-study students.Assist in management of any on-line or distance learningclasses (as required by accreditation standards for the OTDprogram).*As directed by Chair, assist in compiling/researchinginformation and statistics for program maintenance or growth (i.e.accreditation-related reporting)Manages work-study student(s)5% – FieldworkAssist Fieldwork Level I and II coordinators as directedby chair10% – Interviews*Following the Interview Committee Chair’s recommendations forforms and scheduling, will prepare all needed materials for theinterview dates, will invite all qualified applicants andcommunicate as needed with applicants and will organize andimplement the entire applicant interview process for the OTDepartment, under the direction of the Interview Committee Chair,Admissions representative and the Chair of OT. Liaison with Officeof Admissions department to support admissions asneeded. *Assist faculty search committees with interview process forpotential faculty by arranging interviews, preparation of packetsfor committees, coordination of presentation by applicant, viapreparation and distribution of materials, make room arrangementsand/or setup digital meetings.10% – Other duties as assignedSkills and Abilities:Ability to carry out instructionsAbility to perform basic mathematical calculations, includingfractions, decimals and percentagesAbility to read and produce memos and correspondence in aclear concise mannerAbility to organize and prioritize work loadAbility to complete work/project in a busy workenvironmentExcellent communication skills and ability to effectively andquickly organize thoughts and communicate clearly with faculty,students and publicSkilled in typing and word processingExtensive computer experience on Windows platform with Word,Excel, Access and other related softwareEducation and/or Experience:High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferredMinimum of three years of experience as administrative supportin a fast-paced, multi-task environment requiring a high degree ofaccuracy and independent activity, preferredPhysical Requirements: Ability to lift twenty pounds, carry, push, pull, kneel, stoop,bend, climb stairs and standAbility to accomplish office tasks – make copies, travel oncampus for departmental events and support, file, mail documents,assist with events set up and oversight, and other office workAbility to exchange information with faculty, staff, students,and publicThe University has an institution-wide commitment todiversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming andsupportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is aneducational imperative to achieve excellence.last_img read more

Timur Dibirov about Vardar’s future: Raul Gonzales made machine which can work even without him

first_imgImpressive Benjamin Buric stunned Lomza Vive Kielce! EHF CL: Meshkov, PSG and Telekom Veszprem cruised to QF EHF CL: Aalborg, Kiel and Nantes reach quater-finals Recommended for you Related Items:EHF Champions League, RK Vardar Skopje ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsRK Vardar Skopje left wing, Timur Dibirov, believes that his team will stay among the best teams in Europe. The 34-years old flying Russian talked for Balkan-Handball.com just after winning the SEHA Gazprom League trophy in Skopje, about future after “era of Raul Gonzales”:– I do not agree, you know why? The most important thing Raul did was to make a machine from this club, an institution that can work without him, without Arpad, me, other players. Raul leaves, we know what coach we are talking about, but this machine just needs to continue working, working, working. I do not expect that Vardar will be weaker. We will go up, we want to continue. We all say that Kiel or Barcelona are institutions. While we have such support from the State, fans, the entire Balkans, why not? – said Dibirov and confirmed that his plans are linked with staying in Skopje in team which won’t be “Russian” as media writing:– Yes. Why a lot of Russian? That’s all speculation, that’s not true. Now, we are just like Serbs or Croats. Nevertheless, whether in Vardar one Russian player, three, the only important thing is result. So, we can talk about Spaniards and others. My plan is to help the club every day, and if the club has confidence in me, I will be happy to work this job for many years here – concluded Dibirov.Arpad Sterbik (RK Vardar), Mijailo Marsenic (Fuchse Berlin), Luka Cindric (PGE Vive Kielce), coach Raul Gonzales (PSG Handball) will leave Skopje at the end of the season. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to commentlast_img read more

Stagecoach receives support from communities in South Wales

first_imgStagecoach in South Wales has shared kind messages and appreciation it has received from communities across South Wales.It includes signs giving thanks to key workers from two young girls whose uncle works as a bus driver in Stagecoach Aberdare depot. The girls showed their signs as he drove past on his shift.One four-year-old has been making hand sanitiser at home and handing it to drivers as he catches the bus.A pair of young boys dressed up as their fathers – who work as bus drivers for Stagecoach in South Wales – for National Superhero Day.All the children were spent special ‘goody bags’ by Stagecoach for their support in lifting staff spirits.Meanwhile, pictures of buses and rainbows have flooded Stagecoach’s depots. Messages from key workers have been shared on the Stagecoach Wales Twitter profile, including from staff at hospitals and care homes. Cakes have been sent to depots as a thank you for keeping services running.The pictures and messages are now displayed on the staff intranet and in the depots as well as across Twitter, which continues to help raise spirits during the ongoing public health emergency.Managing Director for Stagecoach in South Wales Nigel Winter says: “We are extremely grateful for all the supportive messages we have received from the public during the pandemic.“The kind gestures reinforce how important we are to the local communities and how buses continue to play a vital role in the country’s long-term recovery.”last_img read more

What is really happening in Poland?

first_imgIn 2015 a democratic general election took place in Poland, resulting in a change of  power. Mr Andrzej Duda won the office of President of Poland and the united right under the leadership of its largest party, namely the Law and Justice Party (PiS), won an absolute majority in Parliament. The centre-liberal coalition of the Civic Platform (PO) and the Polish People’s Party (PSL), which had been in power for 8 years, went into opposition. Left wing parties failed to obtain the required minimum percentage threshold of the vote, so they are not represented in Parliament.The results of the elections have shown that the Polish people have critically judged the policy of the previous government, including its deficit of guarantees for the  freedom of speech. Under the rule of that government there were cases of penal repression against persons expressing criticism of the government of the time on the internet, at sports events or during anti-government demonstrations. Surveillance and even the repression of journalists gave cause for serious concern. Yet, these facts did not attract the attention of or give rise to any reaction from European Institutions at the time.Just before the elections the outgoing incumbent coalition introduced changes in the Constitutional Court leading to the nomination of its own candidates to all but one of the existing positions of judges at that Court. This was done in violation of the Constitution, as subsequently reaffirmed by the Constitutional Court itself. The newly elected parliament was therefore obliged to take the necessary remedial action. The controversy concerning the Constitutional Court, which was a consequence of the unconstitutional actions of the previous government, is practically over. The composition of the Constitutional Court is now complete with the majority of its judges – 9 out of 15 – having been recommended to their positions by the present opposition.The Law and Justice (PiS) government formed following the elections has undertaken important reforms expected by the Polish people, concerning the taxation system, family support benefits, education, health care, and the judiciary.These reforms are in line with the principles and rules of the Polish Constitution, fully respecting European values.Poland has now a stable majority government. The opposition is represented in the Parliament’s governing bodies, with the leader of the opposition presiding over the Foreign Affairs Committee.Poland is a decentralised state, with extensively developed regional and local self-governing bodies. In 15 out of 16 regions and in most of the major Polish cities, local self government is controlled by the Civic Platform (PO), which is in opposition only in Parliament.Freedom of expression is respected. Anti-government demonstrations take place in Poland without any impediment or repression. There is complete freedom of the press, a major part of which is owned by foreign and especially German media corporations.There is also complete freedom of communication on the internet. There is no censorship whatsoever. Any blocking of information about important events, such as took place recently in Germany with regards to the events in Cologne and other German cities, is inconceivable in Poland.Poland today is a safe country. There are no acts of collective assault on sexual, racial or any other grounds. New year festivities and other popular events taking place in Poland are enjoyed in peace, without hindrance, disturbance or acts of aggression. The situation is clearly much better in this regard than in many other European Union countries, where unfortunately acts of terror, collective aggression or even racist and sexual assaults do take place. Poland is not the scene of any such events.In Poland the rights of women are respected, so they are not exposed to the threat of being assaulted in the streets. No one confronts them with degrading demands not to provoke potential aggressors by their clothing or behaviour. The authorities do not give women humiliating advice not to venture away from home alone and to stay in groups when moving around in public, as has been suggested to women by the authorities in Germany.Poland is a stable, democratic member state of the European Union, respecting European values, while shaping its internal legal order in a sovereign manner, in accordance with the democratically expressed will of its people.Poland, as one of the largest countries in the European Union, contributes its significant part to the development and security of Europe.last_img read more

Lettuce Rages The Pageant, St. Louis With Phenomenal Performance

first_imgOn the cool, crisp evening of October 16th, Lettuce treated fans at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO to a funky fresh set of music. The first half of the night weighed heavily on intricate spacey jams and strong basslines from Jesus, aka Erick Coomes. “Madison Square” was a highlight that saw the band exploring new territory on the familiar funk tune.Watch Lettuce’s New Album Announce Video For ‘Crush’, Exclusively on L4LMThe second portion of the set exploded with high-energy vocals from Nigel Hall, who was also on keys.  Everyone in the crowd joined in on the vocals for “Do It Like You Do”, always an audience pleaser. All in attendance were left buzzing from the top-notch, high-energy set.Catch Lettuce when they hit NYC’s PlayStation Theater on 11/13 (with Break Science) and 11/14 (with Marco Benevento)! More InfoWords and photos by Tara Gracer – full gallery at the bottom Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Listen Up! New Musical Comedy The Prom Announces Original Broadway Cast Recording

first_imgPin on your corsage and pop in your earbuds! The upcoming Broadway musical comedy The Prom has announced the release of an original cast recording, available digitally on December 14 and on physical CD on January 11 from Sony Masterworks Broadway. The show has also newly released the original song “You Happened,” now available for streaming.Featuring music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, a book by Bob Martin and Beguelin, and direction/choreography by Casey Nicholaw, The Prom follows a group of Broadway’s brassiest stars when they get word that a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom. When the colorful group finds out that the press is involved, they gear up to save the day.The principal cast is led by Tony winner Beth Leavel, Tony nominees Christopher Sieber and Brooks Ashmanskas, Caitlin Kinnunen, Angie Schworer, Courtenay Collins, Josh Lamon, Michael Potts and Isabelle McCalla. The ensemble features Courtney Balan, David Josefsberg, Mary Antonini, Josh Franklin, Teddy Toye, Kate Marilley, Drew Redington, Gabi Campo, Jerusha Cavazos, Shelby Finnie, Fernell Hogan, Joomin Hwang, Sheldon Henry, Becca Lee, Wayne Mackins, Anthony Norman, Jack Sippel, Kalyn West and Brittany Zeinstra.The Prom is scheduled to begin previews on October 23 in advance of an opening night slated for November 15 at the Longacre Theatre. View Comments Related Shows The Prom Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 11, 2019last_img read more

Vermont Farm Show supports FARMS 2+2 scholarship program

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Farm Show(link is external) has announced it will support the Farm and Agricultural Resource Management Stewards (FARMS) 2+2 Scholarship program(link is external) for the next 4 years.  The Farm Show has committed $43,000 to the FARMS 2+2 Scholarship program, which provides scholarships to young Vermonters who are pursuing dairy careers. Founded in 2001, the  FARMS 2+2 scholarship funds half tuitions for two years of study at Vermont Technical College (VTC) and full tuition for two subsequent years at the University of Vermont (UVM). The fund is administered by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, and the student recipients are selected by VTC and UVM. The program also includes semesters at Vermont Tech Diary Farm and Teaching Lab in Norwich, Vermont and the Miner Agriculture Research Institute in Chazy, New York. Over 65 2+2 scholars have graduated in the past 15 years and are now active in agribusiness industries and on farms across Vermont.“The FARMS 2+2 program provides a broad educational base for Vermont’s future dairy leaders,” said Chuck Ross, Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture.  “The support from the Vermont Farm Show will enrich this important program, and provide a strong link between students and the industry,” he added.The Vermont Farm Show is the premier venue for farmers to interact with the ag related businesses that keep the industry strong.  Several years ago, Farm Show vendors suggested a scholarship to assist young people interested in continuing their education in the agricultural sector.  Due to strong exhibitor support over the years, the Vermont Farm Show is in a position to do so. “The FARMS 2+2 Scholarship Program is a great investment in young agriculturalists and Vermont agriculture,” said Dave Martin, Vermont Farm Show President.  “We are also going to offer our exhibitors an opportunity to support this program.”The Vermont Farm Show has been the state’s unofficial trade show for agriculture for over 80 years.  In 2012, the Show moved from Barre to Essex Junction and has grown into a three day event attended by more than 14,000 guests, featuring over 145 vendors and 15 organization meetings.  Always scheduled for the last week in January, the Show’s visitors have also donated almost 2 tons of food and several hundred dollars to area food shelves in lieu of an entry fee since moving to the Champlain Valley fairgrounds.Source:  Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets 6.20.2016last_img read more

Overland Park seamstress sewing masks for neighbors and strangers alike during pandemic

first_imgOverland Park resident Sharon Sheldon is making masks for those who need one, including first responders and elderly folks. She has turned her living room into a mask production factory and has stitched and donated about 400 so far.“Obviously, if COVID-19 is as easily spreadable as [they say] it is, everybody needs to have access to masks,” she said. “I popped online last week just to see what masks were out there: People are charging $10 and up for masks that are handmade. Not everybody’s going to be able to afford that.”After offering mask donations on Nextdoor a couple of weeks ago, she has received a steady flow of requests, even from people as far away as New York. Needless to say, it’s been busy for her.“I was sewing, I think, 10 hours a day because people kept asking,” she said.Sheldon has recruited some of her friends to help with mask production, including cutting fabric, preparing elastic bands, stitching and packaging. She also receives cash donations, fabric and elastic for her efforts — even from some who haven’t received one of her masks.“Every time I was running low on something, somebody would leave a bag of fabric on my doorstep,” she said.Sheldon experimented with a few mask styles before settling on her own design that is efficient to stitch and replicate on a Serger machine she bought last year.“I don’t follow recipes, and I do things my own way and they turn out great,” she said.Sewing masks was a natural step for her. A seamstress with a degree in interior design, Sheldon has made clothes for her children’s theatrical productions. For the past eight years, she’s been involved with behind-the-scenes productions for Stage Right, a Lenexa-based performing arts company. She also hems and alters clothing for others and occasionally teaches her friends how to sew.“It’s a skill that’s kind of going out, but it’s a necessary skill,” she said.Sheldon said she’s just one of many seamstresses and sewers who have jumped in to help during the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more