Hole in boat, version 1.30.19 (beta)

first_imgby. Ron DalyI’m no Brother Grimm or Mother Goose or any other storyteller by trade, but I do have a little fable I’d love to share. It’s about a group of bankers (or “credit-unioneers”, in this case) that were sailing a large boat down a river.The crew all worked very well together, but one day the first mate noticed something was out of the ordinary. For some reason, the ship was lower in the water than it had been the day before. The first mate called the rest of the crew together.“We’ve got a problem,” he said. “For some reason, the ship is lower in the water than it was a day ago…”“Nonsense!” cried the helmsman. “This ship is sailing as high and fast as it ever was.”“I don’t know…I think we should check for any holes in the boat.”After several hours of deliberation, the crew split up, searched the ship and found the hole. They reconvened on the deck.“Well, we need to plug the hole,” said the first mate.“Now, now, let’s not get in a big hurry here…that’s going to take a lot of time and energy. Do we have what it takes?” said the watchman.“Yeah, and who’s going to pay for all this?” said the helmsman. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CBRE Negotiates Acquisition Of Freestanding Retail Building in Tucson

first_imgCBRE negotiated the acquisition of a freestanding retail building at 4330 E. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson.The site will become the new regional headquarters campus for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.Paul Schloss and David Montijo of CBRE’s Tucson office represented the buyer, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, in negotiating the $500,000 purchase price and providing strategic site selection services to its Site Development Team.The seller, Tucson Dynamo Restaurants Inc., of Scottsdale, was represented by Rick Borane and Terry Dalstrom of the Volk Company in Tucson.Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona has already launched its capital campaign to fund the development of the new facility, which is anticipated to break ground towards the end of the year.last_img

Tactics to Spark Creativity

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal:Why is it that some people rack their brains for new ideas, only to come up empty—while others seem to shake them almost effortlessly out of their sleeves?Whether creativity is an innate gift or a cognitive process that anyone can jump-start is a question so intriguing that researchers keep studying it from different angles and discovering new and surprising techniques.…But personality isn’t the only path to inspiration, researchers say. Walking away from a problem to do simple, routine tasks, and letting the mind wander in the process, can spark creative new connections or approaches to solving dilemmas, says a 2012 study in Psychological Science. That helps explain why “a lot of great ideas occur at transition times,” when people are waking up or falling asleep, bathing, showering or jogging, says Jennifer Wiley, a psychology professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and lead author of a 2012 research summary in Current Directions in Psychological Science.Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

The ‘flow state’: Where creative work thrives

first_imgCsikszentmihalyi moved from Hungary to the US to study psychology and the question that had obsessed him since childhood. Growing up in World War Two-ravaged Europe, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi saw the adults around him struggling to rebuild their lives – and often losing the will to try. He became preoccupied by a question that doesn’t trouble most kids: what makes life worth living? He wondered how wealth fit into the happiness equation, but the data suggested money wasn’t the answer; beyond a certain, basic threshold, increases in income hardly affected well-being. So, as he recounted in a TED talk enticingly subtitled The Secret to Happiness, he decided to explore “where in everyday life, in our normal experience, do we feel really happy?”. Read the whole story: BBC More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

RAC’s HQ plan breaks down

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Indians Star Prospect Francisco Mejia Leaves Game In Second Inning with Right Hip Strain

first_img Related TopicsAkron Rubber DucksFrancisco Mejia AKRON, Ohio – Cleveland Indians star prospect Francisco Mejia was pulled from Saturday’s game early, due to a right hip strain. Mejia has been the subject of trade rumors in each of the last two seasons.There was mild panic during the second inning of Saturday night’s home game against the visiting Richmond Flying Squirrels when he was pulled from the game.He started the night at DH and was off to a great start, plating an RBI double in the top of the first and then came around to score shortly after on Bobby Bradley fielder’s choice RBI.Early word reached the press box, relaying Mejia was not pulled for a trade, but a right hip strain.  It does not appear to be serious and fans who were worried about a trade can take a deep breath.  Mejia is considered day-to-day.From @AkronRubberDuck clubhouse, Francisco Mejia left the game due to right hip strain. Doubled home a run his only AB. Will be day-to-day.— Jim Clark (@JimClarkPBP) July 23, 2017Cleveland.com Indians beat writer Zack Meisel reported from Progressive Field he would be shocked if the club trades its No. 1 prospect.By the way, from the impression I’ve gotten — I’d be quite surprised (shocked, even) if Indians made a trade that included Francisco Mejia.— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) July 22, 2017 Vince McKeelast_img read more

Injured Terry set for ankle scan

first_imgJohn Terry is due to undergo a scan on his injured ankle on Tuesday.The Chelsea skipper suffered the injury during Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Swansea and is a doubt for Friday’s home game against Liverpool.AdChoices广告Having made all three of their substitutions, Chelsea effectively ended the Swansea game with 10 men as Terry, 35, limped through the final minutes.He left the Liberty Stadium on crutches and could be set for a spell on the sidelines.Speaking after Sunday’s match, Blues boss Antonio Conte insisted he was “not worried” about the former England skipper, describing Terry as “a warrior”.Should Terry be unavailable for the Liverpool game, David Luiz could make his first appearance for Chelsea since the Brazilian’s surprise return to the club from Paris St-Germain. See also:Luiz can be one of world’s best defenders – ConteCosta’s late equaliser rescues ChelseaChelsea boss Conte bemoans ‘bad decision’ after draw at SwanseaConte ‘not worried’ after Terry picks up injurySwansea v Chelsea player ratings’I miss Petr Cech’ – Chelsea fans on Twitter unhappy with CourtoisChelsea snap up two highly-rated youngstersChelsea expect Terry to be out for 10 days Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

This week in Chinese esports: Wanda, HUYA

first_imgAs part of our partnership with China Electronic Athletics, we’re bringing you the biggest headlines from the esports industry in China every week. This week in Chinese esports saw Wanda Cinema Games enter the industry, HUYA partner with LCS and LEC, and the country publish standards for esports practitioners.China publishes national standards for esports practitionersChina published national standards for esports practitioners, including job description, basic requirements, and job requirements. The requirement of professional skills and knowledge is mentioned in the standards, too. After publishing such standards, the Chinese government now aims to produce standardized esports textbooks and grant certificates for esports practitioners.Super League Gaming partners with Wanda Cinemas Games Photo credit: Wanda Cinemas GamesNorth American esports platform Super League Gaming recently announced a deal with Wanda Cinemas Games, the subsidiary of Wanda Group. According to the partnership, over 700 Wanda cinemas will provide access to esports events. Additionally, Wanda’s cinemas will host Super League Gaming’s tournaments in China.Read the full article here.HUYA obtains exclusive broadcast rights for 2020 LEC and LCS in China Image credit: Riot GamesChinese live streaming platform HUYA announced the acquisition of the exclusive broadcast rights for LEC and LCS in China. HUYA is the first live streaming platform to obtain broadcast rights for LCK, LEC, LCS, and LPL in mainland China.A spokesman for HUYA commented: “Huya has a large layout in China for the League of Legends e-sports market. In this year, Huya has garnered the exclusive broadcaster rights to LEC and LCS, and a 3-year exclusive broadcaster rights to LCK from 2020 to 2022. The agreement brought Huya and Riot Games into an unprecedented level of cooperation. We wish League of Legends fans could get the best viewing experience in Huya, the highly engaged and interactive game live streaming community, and look forward to more cooperation with Riot Games in the next few years.”Read the full article here.Dalian successfully hosts WCAA esports international university competition Photo credit: WCAAThe 2020 World Cyber Athletics Arena (WCAA) esports international university competition recently took place in Dalian with five countries’ university students participating in the event, namely China, India, Russia, Canada, and Malaysia. The tournament provided a platform for young players to showcase their skills with a total prize pool of 1.92 million RMB (£211,480). Subscribe to ESI on YouTube Contact China Electronic Athletics:Wechat public account: china_eaContact Name: Xiang ShiEmail: [email protected]last_img read more

Francis of a sea – sea

first_imgSea Fishing with KPK Food Services Ltd.Ahoy me hearties! After a couple of months in dry dock we had two days on the ocean at the end of November.  Firstly, Saturday 24th November was for a party organised by Joe Cameron and Jeff Cordiero.  A great day was had by all but the elusive big fish still ignored our baits.  Never mind, with one guy feeling a little ill all day (good job the sea was not rough) the rest of the guys and gals enjoyed a lovely day out on the ocean and all were merrily happy by the time we got back to terra firma.  As always, there were still enough snapper and grouper to fill all the freezers for a while. Onto Sunday, 25th November and although there were only 3 of us made this trip we had a hugely successful day.  Because there were only three of us, I chartered a much smaller boat and I was very pleasantly surprised to find an old friend of yesteryear in charge, Captain Ting.  Captain Ting was the original PSC fishing captain when Frank was the Fishing Chairman of the PSC.Francis Youett with his prize snapper.Captain TING is reputed as the best around and today he proved it.  We went to a different hunting ground which I remember from about 7 years ago and we immediately started landing snapper with the occasional barracuda – some caught direct and others grabbing at the smaller fish as we reeled them in.The KPK voucher was awarded to Francis Youett as shown in the photo, who caught the nicest 3 to 4 kilo snapper you ever did see.  Because Francis did not want the biggy, I allowed Rick Drennan to take it to his local restaurant who cooks the fish for him and as long as he buys a few beers they do not charge him for the meal.  Great service here in fun city.  If I remember rightly I somehow think they used to do that in the U.K.  Eh, some chance!Today’s fishing was a pleasant change from the routine over the last four or five years and I shall be booking him again for the smaller groups in the near future.  Five passengers on his boat would be overcrowded!Our next schedules trips are for Saturday 8th Dec, Sunday 16th Dec and Sat 28th or Sun 29th Dec.  If anyone is interested in joining in we set sail about 7.30 am and return about 6.00 pm latest.  Contact me on 087 091 7565 for further information.last_img read more

Prostate cancer pep talk over lunch

first_imgBy Garry Howe Robert Thompson from Nine Mile Fresh loves the concept of the Cardinia Casey Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img