Each and every one of you is currently in a pivotal moment.You just might not know it.Is your business languishing in the face of an unprecedented level of challenge from a particularly fierce competitor? Are you being forced to continually do more with less, pushing you beyond the brink of effectiveness? Perhaps friends and family are quietly suffering because you are simply working too much, or you are not present enough when you are with them.Whatever the circumstance you find yourself in, you may well be in a pivotal moment; you just have to recognize it and decide it’s time to take control of the kind of legacy you leave. It may be time to envision a greater legacy, and then get after it with such energy that it recasts the challenges you face and expands the impact of your future moments in meaningful ways.Here’s how.Introducing The Five Footprints of Legacy – the ways we tend to leave legacies behind at work and in life. Get to work on making such imprints, even a few, each day and enjoy the daily doses of meaning that go along with those efforts. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Press Release, Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today vetoed Senate Bill 1. The governor released the following statement:“I understand the need for pension reform, but this legislation provides no immediate cost savings to taxpayers and does not maximize long-term savings for taxpayers. We need pension reform that works. There are provisions within this legislation, which as part of a comprehensive pension proposal I could support; however, Senate Bill 1 does not address the problems facing our pension system comprehensively and fairly.“The plan I delivered to the General Assembly would save at least $10 billion, while at the same time ensuring that the commonwealth will make all actuarially required contributions to fund our future pension obligations and reducing the burden placed on the commonwealth and school districts in the short term. Since my budget proposal I have found and shared an added $7 billion in savings, a total of $17 billion in savings to our retirement systems, which I have communicated to the General Assembly. Furthermore, the plan I proposed would reduce the over $700 million in fees paid annually to Wall Street firms to manage our investments, Senate Bill 1 does not address these excessive fees.“This legislation was pushed through without negotiation by Republicans along with an unbalanced budget, and this legislation produces no savings to our deficit in the next fiscal year. We need a comprehensive agreement on the issues facing Pennsylvania including education funding, the need for a commonsense severance tax on natural gas, balancing our budget for the long term, and pension reform.“Furthermore, during my consideration of this legislation, it became clear that this legislation violates federal tax law as it would be considered an impermissible cash or deferred arrangement (CODA). In addition, the bill forces newly-hired employees to pay down the unfunded liability of existing pension plans, caused by years of government failure to make necessary payments, while denying those new employees the full benefit of their contributions.“I urge the General Assembly to resume negotiations and work to enact a comprehensive plan that will balance our budget, invest in our schools, make oil and gas companies pay their fair share, and solve Pennsylvania’s pension problem.” July 09, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Vetoes Senate Bill 1
BOXING’S BIGGEST DRAW —Manny Pacquiao knocks down Shane Mosley in the third round of their WBO World Welterweight Title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Saturday, May 7. The photo was taken with a tilt-shift focus lens. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) He fought poverty, beat Shane Mosley, and shared a dais with Paris Hilton. The president of the Philippines called to chat, then it was off with his massive entourage for a concert at a neighboring casino.All in a night’s work for the little fighter who can.“People know I’m trying to do my best,” Pacquiao said. “I think they’re satisfied.”Hard not to be when the most entertaining fighter since Mike Tyson worked as hard inside the ring as he did later in a concert that stretched into the wee hours of the morning. It wasn’t Pacquiao’s fault that Mosley spent most of Saturday night trying to find a spot between the ropes where Pacquiao couldn’t hit him rather than try to put up a good fight.Hilton certainly seemed happy about it all. The faux celebrity joined Pacquiao and his wife at the post-fight news conference to give her analysis of the fight, and the verdict was, well, favorable.“It was a very amazing fight,” she said.Others who might know boxing a bit better would probably disagree, but there wasn’t a lot Pacquiao could do about it. He floored Mosley with a left hook in the third round and spent the rest of the night chasing after him despite a cramp in his leg that made his opponent even harder to catch.Much like with Tyson in his prime, though, Pacquiao mostly got a pass for his choice of opponent. Though the 16,412 fans at the sold-out MGM Grand arena booed in the later rounds, they were booing Mosley, not Pacquiao, for a fight that dragged on for 12 full rounds before coming to a predictable end.Indeed, most fans—Hilton included—seemed to be happy just to see Pacquiao in action. That’s the lure of the Filipino phenom, who continues to be the biggest draw in the sport even while being fed a questionable diet of opponents in recent fights.Mosley was the latest, a fighter who looked shot in his bout last year with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and looked even worse against Pacquiao. Once a great fighter, Mosley at the age of 39 lacks the reflexes to compete anymore even if he refuses to recognize it.“I don’t think he tried to win the fight, he just tried to survive,” said Freddie Roach, who trains Pacquiao. “When you get to that point in boxing it’s time to call it a day.”Promoter Bob Arum tried to defend his pick of Mosley as Pacquiao’s latest victim, saying Pacquiao is so good that no fighter can look good against him. That’s bogus, of course, because there are certainly other fighters out there who could not only give Pacquiao a challenge but could conceivably beat him.No. 1 at the top of that list, as everyone in boxing knows, is Mayweather, who seems as reluctant to sign for a fight with Pacquiao as Mosley was to actually fight him. But the clamor for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight has died down with Mayweather inactive and facing legal problems that could land him in jail, and that fight seems even longer away than it was before.Next up for Pacquiao will likely be a third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, who fought to a disputed draw with Pacquiao in 2004 and then lost a split decision to him two years later. But, while that fight is somewhat intriguing, Marquez is basically a lightweight while Pacquiao has grown into a full-blown welterweight who would have a big size advantage.Pacquaio will make another $20 million regardless of who is in the ring with him. That’s big money for any fighter, even if a fight with Mayweather could conceivably double that purse.Before that happens, though, Pacquiao has stuff to do back home. The biggest sports hero the Philippines has had is also a congressman trying to build a hospital in his province, and the yellow gloves he wore in the fight were, he said, a symbol of the fight to end poverty in his native country.He may or may not go down as one of the greatest fighters ever. That will be for boxing historians to decide when his career is finally over.But as his excellent weekend in Las Vegas showed, he may be the hardest working fighter ever.(Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at [email protected] or twitter.com/timdahlberg.) by Tim DahlbergAssociated Press Writer LAS VEGAS (AP)—Manny Pacquiao was always going to get his $20 million. That was part of the deal that lured him to this gambling city, where wealthy whales and B-list celebrities gathered ringside to watch him beat up yet another pretender to his crown.On this night his opponent was a reluctant combatant, there seemingly only to get his own big payday. But Pacquiao wasn’t about to let that ruin his plans for a big evening on the Las Vegas Strip.
Facebook27Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of LaceyThe community is invited to attend the 17th Annual Children’s Day Celebration on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Huntamer Park (618 Woodland Square Loop SE).This year’s theme is ‘It’s a Circus.’ Children and families are encouraged to attend this free event dressed as their favorite circus character. Performances begin at 11:15 a.m. with the Charlie Brown Juggling Show, followed by DancerZone360 Dance and Acrobatic Troupe at 12:10 p.m., then the High Impact Dance Group at 12:45 p.m. The day will end with a circus parade featuring attending children at 1:45 p.m.Other entertainment includes music, circus entertainment, face painting, inflatable bouncers, and over 30 community booths with free activities for kids.Children’s Day is a free community event co-sponsored by the City of Lacey Parks and Recreation and the Lacey Timberland Library. For more information please visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us or contact Jordy Beasley at (360) 491-0857 or [email protected]
Facebook20Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsHarlequin Productions is taking applications now through October 30, 2017, for the company’s 2018 Community Partnership Program. The non-profit partner receives 150 tickets to a Harlequin Productions’ final dress rehearsal, which they may sell as a fundraiser or give as thank you gifts to donors or volunteers. The intent is to provide a win-win for the non-profit and Harlequin Productions.The non-profit partner gets an opportunity to raise money or to thank their generous donors or dedicated volunteers. In return, Harlequin’s cast and crew will benefit greatly by having a full audience for its final dress rehearsal.The non-profit pays a minimal fee in the amount of $200 and commits to filling their allotted seats. Five final dress slots will be awarded for Harlequin’s 2018 season:I Am My Own Wife on January 17, 2018The Art of Racing in the Rain on February 28, 2018Three Days of Rain on May 2, 2018Ruthless! on August 15, 2018A Steady Rain on October 3, 2018Harlequin Productions is a professional not-for-profit theater company in Olympia, WA, dedicated to the creation of stimulating and enriching theatrical experiences by producing an eclectic season of new works, “buried treasures,” and unconventional treatments of classics. Through a dynamic selection of extraordinary material, we explore the human adventure in search of theatrical magic that stretches the mind, nourishes the soul, and inspires human empathy.For more information or to apply, visit the Harlequin Productions website.
Bombers edge St. Mike’s 1-0 in AA Soccer openerThe L.V. Rogers Bombers opened the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Tournament with a narrow 1-0 victory over St. Michael’s University Thursday morning at the Lakeside Pitch.The wet conditions proved unlucky for the Vancouver Island visitors as St. Mike’s keeper had the ball slip through her hands before dribbling over the goalline.Shianne Michalchuk took the shot on a fine pass from Emily Taylor midway through the second half.The goal came against the flow of play as LVR spent the early part of the half playing defence as St. Michael’s held most of the play.The Bombers now meet Nechalko Valley of Vanderhoof at 2 p.m.The format of the 16-team tournament is four pools of four teams. Only the teams that finish first in their pool get to move on to the medal round.LVR, the defending champion, concludes the round robin draw Friday morning against DW Poppy of Langley. The L.V. Rogers Bombers continue to stack up the wins at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Nelson.The Bombers opened with a narrow 1-0 win over St. Michael’s University of Victoria before filling the net in a 7-0 romp past Nechako Valley of Vanderhoof in the afternoon contest.LVR, defending champs, lead Pool A with a 2-0 record. DW Poppy of Langley is second at 1-0-1 following by SMUS at 0-0-1 and Nechako Valley at 0-2.Emma Wheeldon and Maya Ida, each scored twice with singles Mattea Lorenzo, Laurel Halleran and Shianne Michalchuk.Hanna Quinn had an easy time between the pipes to register her second clean sheet of the championships.LVR now meets DW Poppy at 10 a.m. Friday. The Bombers clinch a spot in the semi finals with a win or a tie.
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(AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things — peace and the playoffs.After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he’ll finally find both, and that those will help dispel the notion that he’s a bad teammate.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “Making it to the playoffs won’t be an issue for this team obviously. Once the basketball part comes, everything else will take care of itself.”A throng of media attended the news conference, flanked by 150 young fans who were taking part in a basketball camp held by Warriors. Cousins answered questions from two of the youngsters who were eager to know who his favorite players were growing up.The 27-year-old with a quick temper and a history of piling up technical fouls at a rapid rate showed a playful side when he joked about the possibility of fighting with new teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, two players with whom he’s had on-court issues in the past.“Might as well,” Cousins said as the crowd laughed.Cousins turned serious at one point when asked about reports that he had been offered a new contract by New Orleans before signing with Golden State.“Only me and (Pelicans general manager) Dale Demps know what was said on the phone that night,” Cousins said. “We both know the truth and I’ll leave it at that.”As for his new team, Cousins has assimilated quickly. He played with several members of the Warriors while winning a gold medal as part of Team USA during the 2016 Summer Olympics.“Me and Draymond clicked right away,” Cousins said. “We’re two goofballs that like to joke around a lot. Same with KD and same thing with Steph (Curry). It’s a great group. I think we’ll mesh well.”Until he is medically cleared to play, Cousins will continue to rehab and learn coach Steve Kerr’s system. He’ll also reach out to the Oakland community, something he made a quiet habit of while in Sacramento playing for the Kings.“I get out in the ‘hoods,” Cousins said. “I want to go to the worst, the grimiest places. That’s where I want to be. Those are usually the kids or the communities that kind of get left behind or forgotten about. I feel like I was in that situation at one point. That’s where my mindset is and that’s what I stand for.” “Just a chance to play for a winning culture,” Cousins said Thursday. “I also have a chance to play with some of the most talented players of this era. Those two things alone, that pretty much sums it up.”Looking relaxed while sitting on a stage next to Warriors general manager Bob Myers, Cousins was at ease during a news conference at the team’s practice facility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Golden State’s fiery big man seems content in his new surroundings and wants the hardware to show for it.“Every guy said let’s go get another championship,” Cousins said. “They are a well-established team and they could have easily been like, ‘No, we don’t need him.’ But they were excited like a team that’s never accomplished anything.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While his signing in Golden State drew mostly groans from around the NBA, Cousins didn’t need much persuading to join the two-time defending champions. He has never played in the postseason, is coming off Achilles surgery in January and didn’t attract much attention in free agency until signing a $5.3 million, one-year contract with Golden State.From the Warriors’ side, it’s a case of the rich getting richer. They’ve won the championship three of the past four seasons with an attack heavy on perimeter shooting and defense. In the 6-foot-7-inch, 270-pound Cousins, they now have a dominant presence on the low block as well.“It’s a different dimension,” Myers said. “It’s not something that we’ve ever had as far as a low-post threat since I’ve been here. I’m excited. I hope he’s excited.”Cousins averaged 25.2 points and career highs in rebounds (12.9), assists (5.4) and minutes (36.2) with New Orleans before getting hurt. He has been frustrated by the tediousness of rehab but is being cautious in his approach.“I’m progressing weekly, which is a positive,” Cousins said. “As far as a timetable . to be determined. I have to be smart about it. I’m in a unique situation as well where I’m not needed right away. Time is kind of on my side so I have a chance to get to 100 percent.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Thunder trade Anthony to Hawks, waiver likely
… ALAMEDA — While the Raiders are determining which players don’t fit into their short-term plans, they have decided to lock up center Rodney Hudson for the longterm.Hudson has agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $33.4 million that will make him the league’s highest paid center. The deal contains $24.4 million in guarantees.The contract was first reported by NFL Network, confirmed by the Bay Area News Group and later announced by the Raiders.This anchor is staying put.
Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated The Reds finished on 97 points — the highest final points total of any runner-up in English top-flight history — and with just one loss all season. But the big prize eluded them once again.Liverpool needed to better City’s result on the final day of the season after starting the matches a point behind the defending champions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd when Sadio Mane sidefooted home a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 17th minute, the home side was provisionally in the lead.There was even more optimism when City briefly fell behind to Brighton but by halftime the mood had been punctured with City in front 2-1. MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)LIVERPOOL, England — The wait goes into another decade for Liverpool.Despite a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool missed out on becoming English champion for the first time since 1990 because title rival Manchester City beat Brighton 4-1 on an afternoon of fluctuating emotions on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Mane added a second goal in the 81st minute, again from a cross by Alexander-Arnold, to clinch a 30th win in 38 games for Liverpool in a remarkable season for Juergen Klopp’s side that could yet end with it becoming European champion for the sixth time.Liverpool plays Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1.Liverpool’s only loss was to City at Etihad Stadium on Jan. 3 and the team hasn’t dropped any points since March 3, a 0-0 stalemate at Merseyside neighbor Everton that completed a run of four draws in six league games in a five-week span.That, ultimately, cost Liverpool the title.“We only lost one game all season,” Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah said. “We gave everything. We got 97 points. We will fight next season for the title.”ADVERTISEMENT Wolves finished its first season back in the Premier League in seventh place, which could earn a place in next season’s Europa League if City beats Watford in the FA Cup final next weekend.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Roma beats champion Juventus 2-0 in bid for top 4 spot Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid