first_imgAmeliorateOh! Common stand where you commit errors and learn to grow;Errors are like the straws upon the surface that flow.Are errors the reason for your termination?Due to hindrance do not surpass your life in tribulation.Introspect yourself and create  miracles by few alterations,Journey of life is continuation along with few rectifications.Do not repeat the same errors and then repent for being stringent;Hey! Be voracious ,recoil and learn from these errors to recent.Ruffle your courage for the new crescent.Alas! I do agree that mistakes and errors are actions done wrong,It’s the Universal truth, facing them makes us grow strong.Yeah! Do commit mistakes ,learn not to repeat them and correct then,It’s the learning which eventually you will gain.Try to enjoy novice learning from this ameliorate blissful rain!By Snehal Rahanelast_img read more

FEI Tribunal Issues Partial Decision in Paget Case

first_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. Email* The FEI Tribunal has issued a partial decision in the Clifton Promise (Jonathan Paget) case. Clifton Promise tested positive to the banned substance reserpine at the Burghley CCI4* in September 2013.Paget, the Person Responsible (PR), accepted that the banned substance had been found in the horse and requested that the FEI Tribunal, prior to a full hearing, rule separately on the automatic disqualification from Burghley.The Tribunal has ruled that Clifton Promise and Paget are disqualified from their placing at Burghley and that all points and prize money won at the event by Clifton Promise must be forfeited.As a result of this decision, the Burghley placings, rider rankings and FEI Classics™ standings have been amended.The full hearing of the Clifton Promise case is scheduled for 3 June 2014, after which a final decision will be issued by the FEI Tribunal.The text of the partial decision is available here. Tags: FEI Tribunal, Jonathan Paget, Clifton Promise, 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.last_img read more

Trump admin wants to spur affordable housing by easing local building restrictions

first_imgU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson and President Donald Trump (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)President Donald Trump wants to give a boost to affordable housing development by easing or nixing restrictive construction rules at the local government level.The president on Tuesday signed an executive order creating the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing Development, the Wall Street Journal reported. The council will also look at ways to enact a possible roll-back of federal housing regulations that stifle housing development.“These are things that can be solved,” Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, told WSJ. “A lot of [these rules] have been on the books for excessive amounts of time. They’re not particularly relevant anymore.”A Harvard study released Tuesday found that housing construction is not keeping apace with population growth and an aging housing supply. A 260,000-home deficit in 2018 is driving up prices, with the median home price to median household income rising to 4.1 in 2018, according to the report.ADVERTISEMENTFor the last five decades local zoning and land-use regulations have grown, particularly in expensive cities and Northeast and California suburbs. Residents and advocacy groups have supported such measures, including requirements that developers address issues regarding road, school and sewer capacity.The council will first conduct a study to understand the effect of regulations on the housing market and the economy.Carson will chair the council, which will have members from eight federal agencies, including the Treasury Department, the Labor Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Agriculture Department.As HUD secretary, Carson has had a strong focus on spurring private sector housing development. But critics say in doing so he’s neglecting his obligation to the Fair Housing Act. [WSJ] — Georgia Kromrei This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Record Store Day Exclusives Are Being Sold On eBay

first_imgAmbassador Grohl is going to be very disappointed.Designed to help out independent record stores, Record Store Day has unsurprisingly been usurped by the internet and its secondary market. A number of “exclusive” releases for the April 18th holiday are already appearing on eBay for exorbitant rates:Consequence of Sound is reporting that over 120 exclusive albums are up for auction. However, the albums themselves won’t be available until April 18th, so bidders may as well support their local record stores instead of buying them secondhand for marked up prices.Feel free to comment on any of the auctions as you please…last_img read more

Logano discusses Truex bump in return to Martinsville

first_imgMARTINSVILLE, Va. — Joey Logano offers understanding, but no apologies.After he applied the bumper to Martin Truex Jr.’s Toyota in the final corner of last year’s fall race at Martinsville Speedway, Logano edged past Truex for the race victory and a guaranteed berth in the Championship 4 event at Homestead-Miami Speedway.In that season finale, Logano went on to win his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title.RELATED: Almirola’s take on bumping for the winLogano understood why Truex was upset at being denied his first short-track win on the final lap. But Logano wasn’t sorry.Given that the series is returning to Martinsville this weekend for the first time since last November’s memorable race, it was inevitable that the subject of the bump-and-run would come up.“I mean, it’s in the past at this point,” Logano said. “But I think at that point Martin texted me and, like I told you guys, he was pretty clear that he was frustrated with the move. I understood, and I think he understood why I had to do it, and it kind of played out and worked out, but my move to him was that I didn’t wreck you. I gave the old bump-and-run.“That happened 15 times a race here at Martinsville, and that one was just a little more popular. I think there’s a fine line. You don’t want to straight out bump somebody on purpose, but you also, when it comes down to the end of the race like that and there’s that much on the line … that was our shot to win a championship.“So I think every driver has a line that they are OK with and that you can go to sleep at the end of the night and say, ‘I did what I had to do and I’m all right with it,’ and if it happened to me, you have to be OK with that as well. I think that was the situation for me that I was trying to explain to him.”last_img read more

Stranger’s Kindness Towards Anxious Senior on Airplane Leaves Witnesses Wiping Away ‘Happy Tears’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAn airline passenger was left “sobbing with happy tears” after she witnessed a man’s compassion towards a frightened elderly woman on their flight.Megan Ashley had been flying from San Diego to Nashville last month when she overheard a 96-year-old woman saying that she was anxious because she had not flown in 15 years.When the plane began to take off, the elderly woman asked the young man sitting next to her if she could hold his hand. “She asked for this man’s hand during takeoff and then hugged him again when experiencing turbulence,” says Ashley. “This gentleman I should say, gladly took her hand, let her hold onto him, calmed her by talking to her and explaining everything that was happening … he helped her stand up to go to the restroom and watched her carefully walk down the aisle.RELATED: Mom Rains Praise On Airplane Passenger for Showing Compassion Towards Her Autistic Son Flying Solo“He knew just what to do the entire flight to help,” she continued. “This man was her flight angel.”The man didn’t just show the woman compassion for the duration of the flight, either; after they got off the plane, he insisted on holding her bag, helping her into a wheelchair, and staying with her until she had reunited with her daughter.Ashley was so touched by the incident, she snapped several photos of the exchange and posted them to Facebook so she could praise the young man for his kindness.MORE: Read Woman’s Heartfelt Open Letter to Flight Attendant Who Extended Simple Offer of Kindness 17 Years Ago“I walked away sobbing happy tears being so thankful for people like this wonderful human. She was so grateful that she wanted him to have her in-flight pretzels,” wrote Ashley. “Hats off to you sir, for your kind heart and your compassion toward someone whom you’ve never met. I have never been so touched on a flight before. This truly made my week.”Since Ashley published the photos to social media, they have been shared thousands of times by empathetic internet users.Fly This Sweet Story Of Kindness Over To Your Friends By Sharing It To Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Gloria Ann Defice-Roberson

first_imgGloria Ann Defice-Roberson, 71, a native of Elton, LA and a resident of Port Arthur for 68 years, answered her Savior’s call on November 4, 2020 peacefully at her home. Her love and memories will forever be cherished by her husband, Phillip Roberson Sr.; daughters Adrienne Hunter (Randy), Shanda Smothers (Darrell), Phyllis Glaze, one son Phillip Roberson Jr. (Faye).Five sisters and two brothers, four grandchildren and one great grandson.Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at East Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 800 Thomas Blvd. Port Arthur, TX with Reverend  Dr Lee Fields Jr., officiating visitation 9am at the church.Interment Greenlawn Memorial  Park. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.last_img read more

Marine Meteorology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey

first_imgMISSIONThe Naval Research Laboratory is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps. The laboratory’s Marine Meteorology Division conducts a research and development program designed to improve the basic understanding of atmospheric processes and the atmosphere’s interaction with the ocean, land and cryosphere; to develop and implement automated analysis, prediction and weather interpretation systems for DOD users; and to study the effect of the atmosphere on naval weapons systems.ABOUTThe Marine Meteorology Division is part of the laboratory’s Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate, which contains six divisions performing broadly based scientific research and advanced technology development in the fields of marine geosciences, acoustics, oceanography, marine meteorology, remote sensing and space science — covering the bottom of the ocean to the top of the atmosphere to meet identified and anticipated needs of the Navy and Marine Corps.last_img read more

Taiwan Bike Tour: Ming Cycle – Private Label Production, Assembly & Strida Folding Bikes

first_imgThe latest models can be equipped with some pretty trick components. On the high end, you get a belt drive hooked up to a Sturmey Archer kick speed 3-speed bottom bracket. Pedal backward a step and it shifts into a harder gear. Do it again for another gear up. A third time returns it to the easiest gear.Clamshell pedals open flat against the crank for a narrower package when folded.Disc brake and belt cog are all on the right hand side. The front axle flops around to connect with the rear when folded.OEM MANUFACTURINGIt definitely would have been nice to see the manufacturing side of the facility, but at least we had a good look at the fruits of their labor. All of the bikes shown here are really proof of concept items to show potential OE customers what they can do. Look around and you’ll likely see familiar shapes and design cues. As part of our tour of Taiwan’s bicycle industry, we swung by Ming Cycle, one of the world’s largest OEM bike manufacturers.But they’re far more than just an OE manufacturer. For some brands, they’re simply an assembly middleman. Or a painter. And they own Strida, the unique folding bicycle brand started in the UK. Ming started making them in 2002 and bought the brand in 2007.We arrived a bit later than expected thanks to some very interesting routes, U-turns, stops for directions and other extensions to our bus trip. As such, the factory side of the building was closed for the day, but we did get to see some of the assembly line (above) and Strida build room. Then, we did laps on them around the conference room… They have two assembly lines that can put together 300,000 bikes per year. They assemble Look’s bikes, though they don’t make them. Alloy and steel bikes are assembled on conveyer belt lines that resemble what we saw at Giant Bicycles’ World HQ. Carbon bikes, however, are assembled in one-person stations. Above, the new Look 675 is inspected after final assembly, wiped down, then carefully wrapped and packaged.Like Giant’s plant, they have automated wheel building lines for the more mass produced items. Once the bikes are run through the assembly line, the first one for each model is pulled and quality checked for brake and shifting function, spoke tension and fit and finish. Then, bikes are spot checked by a line manager. While a good shop will still double check everything and fine tune it, it never hurts the brand when their bikes come well assembled.Ming’s Taichung plant also does paint, with their own automated paint booths for high volume models. For higher end bikes, they have teams that hand mask and paint up to 20 frames per day.STRIDA FOLDING BIKESThe Strida is instantly recognizable. It’s triangle shape belies it’s rather standard fit. You sit pretty upright, and reach and seat height are somewhat adjustable. It folds fairly quickly once you get the hang of it, too, and wheels along rather than needing to be carried.Riding one is awkward at first. The tiny wheels and slack head angle (the entire front tube is the steerer) make for some twitchy handling, but before long we were whipping around the conference room, dodging our hosts, each other and show bikes hanging on the walls. Good times.They make 65 a day with 12 people working on them. The frames are made in their mainlindChina plant, then assembled in here in Taichung.last_img read more

Secretary of State Jim Condos announces candidates for Vermont presidential primaries

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Secretary of State Jim Condos announced today that, following yesterday’s 5 pm deadline, 14 candidates have qualified to be placed on the ballot in Vermont’s Presidential Primary. Ten candidates have qualified for the Republican ballot and four candidates for the Democratic ballot. Vermont law requires any candidate seeking to have his or her name printed on the ballot of a major party presidential primary to file petitions signed by no fewer than 1,000 registered Vermont voters, along with a $2,000 filing fee. Vermont’s primary will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The deadline to register to vote in the primary is Wednesday, February 24.The Republicans qualifying for placement on the ballot in Vermont were:Jeb BushBen CarsonChris ChristieTed CruzCarly FiorinaJohn KasichRand PaulMarco RubioRick SantorumDonald J. TrumpThe Democrats qualifying for placement on the ballot in Vermont were:Hillary ClintonRoque “Rocky” De La FuenteMartin J. O’MalleyBernie SandersVermont law requires any candidate seeking to have his or her name printed on the ballot of a major party presidential primary to file petitions signed by no fewer than 1,000 registered Vermont voters, along with a $2,000 filing fee. Vermont’s primary will be held on Tuesday, March 1. The deadline to register to vote in the primary is Wednesday, February 24.Anyone registering for the first time or in a new town can now do so online at is external).Once registered, voters can access and update information about their registration and polling place on the My Voter Page at is external).Also of note is a Constitutional Amendment passed in 2010 allowing 17 year olds who will turn 18 by the November election to register and vote in Vermont’s Presidential Primary. This will be the second presidential election in which this amendment has been in effect.last_img read more