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  • Trump lists beachfront mansion next to Mar-a-Lago for $49M

    first_imgDonald Trump with sons Don Jr. and Eric and 1125 South Ocean Boulevard (Getty, Google Maps/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)Former President Donald Trump is looking to sell a beachfront mansion across the street from his Mar-a-Lago resort for $49 million.The property previously belonged to his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal judge. She sold the eight-bedroom, 8,270-square-foot mansion at 1125 South Ocean Boulevard in 2018 to a company controlled by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump for $18.5 million.The former president later listed the property as an asset in financial disclosure statements, according to the Palm Beach Daily News, which first reported the listing.Barry, 81, is a former judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 2004, she paid $11.5 million for the Palm Beach home, which was built in 1956.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreTrump argues to live in Mar-a-Lago — as an employeeIn the rough: Trump’s golf clubs and resorts have lost $315MManhattan DA narrows focus on Trump Org CFO Lawrence Moens of Lawrence A. Moens Associates has the new listing. The two-story beach house comes with a membership to Mar-a-Lago. It was built in 1956 on a nearly half-acre lot.Trump International Realty listed the home for rent in 2018, asking $100,000 a month, according to the Palm Beach Daily News. It features a pool, library and balcony overlooking the ocean.Luxury home sales in Palm Beach have soared since the summer. Last month, private equity titan Scott Shleifer paid more than $120 million for an oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, setting a record for residential sales in Florida and marking one of the most expensive home sales in the U.S.Moens, a top broker in Palm Beach, represented the seller in that deal. That property was also once part of a larger estate that Donald Trump owned.Beauty mogul Sydell Miller recently sold a vacant 1.7-acre lot at 1440 South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach for $42 million.[Palm Beach Daily News] — Katherine Kallergis Contact Katherine Kallergis Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* Share via Shortlink Tags Donald TrumpEric Trumpmar-a-lagoPalm Beachlast_img read more

  • Senate meeting discusses new changes with Campus Dining leadership, tackles internal tensions over social justice, considers replacing Executive Programming Board

    first_imgThe Notre Dame student senate convened Thursday evening to hear from Campus Dining leadership about sustainability initiatives, menu enhancements and service format in Campus Dining operations this semester. Senior Rachel Ingal, student body president, also addressed internal tensions that came to a head with a Letter to the Editor, which criticized Student Government’s response to social justice issues.Senators also voted to pass an order regarding allocation of funds from the COVID-19 Response Financial Account and tabled an order to replace the Executive Programming Board with an Executive Committee.The meeting began with a presentation by Chris Abayasinghe, senior director of Campus Dining, Cheryl Bauer, director of Sourcing and Sustainability and Luigi Alberganti, director of student dining. Abayasinghe said Campus Dining has had to make many changes to adapt to public health regulations as well as students’ concerns.“This truly has been probably the most flexible and most pivoting of times,” he said. Some adjustments they have had to make focus on the disposable nature of containers, plastic bags and cutlery — all essential, nonetheless, to the take out format necessitated by the pandemic.Bauer announced a switch from compostable take out containers to mineral-filled polypropylene, which retain heat better, are sturdier and are manufactured in Minnesota.Campus Dining will also stop offering plastic bags Sept. 22 and single-use cutlery later on. They will sell BeeGreen reusable bags at Huddle Mart and the dining halls, and will give each student two stainless steel cutlery kits beginning Sept. 28. Student Government held a reusable cutlery giveaway Sept. 9  during which they distributed around 500 kits to students, junior Jackson Oxler, a member of the Department of Student Life and the Department of Sustainability, told The Observer.“It’s much easier to cut stainless versus the plastic and in these new containers, you are going to be able to cut inside of them … So it seems like a win-win all the way around,” Bauer said.Since COVID-19 regulations do not allow for drink refills, the single-use cups will still be used, according to Abayasinghe. “Over time, what we’re seeking is an actual replacement for the vessel itself,” he said.Other changes to dining operations include hiring more staff to serve students over 29,000 meals a day, according to Alberganti. Staff is also now serving food directly into the containers as students file past in line. Abayasinghe noted that new desserts have been introduced to the menu, such as red velvet cake, apple pie and Boston cream pie.After Campus Dining leadership’s presentation, senior Sarah Galbenski, student body vice president and chair of the student senate, opened with an executive announcement. She updated her peers on the first meeting of the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students (UCWFS) Thursday, which dealt with the new Title IX policies. The next meeting, she said, will take place Oct. 21 and focus on campus climate ahead of the November general election.After Galbenski’s announcement, Ingal referred to the aforementioned Letter to the Editor published in The Observer Thursday. Dillon Hall student leaders submitted the letter ahead of the meeting, asking for a more forceful, actionable response from Student Government in addressing private prison labor.After a student-led virtual strike for racial justice Aug. 31, the Student Senate passed order SS 2021-16, asking the University administration to continue engaging in dialogue with student organizations committed to racial justice and anti-racism. Senior Dillon Hall senator and one of the letter’s authors, Mike Dugan criticized the resolution.(Editor’s Note: Dugan is a former Observer news writer and Systems Administrator.)“Rather than taking a firm stance on specific issues of racial injustice that pertain to our campus community, however, the Senate simply voted to encourage administrators to continue to talk with students,” Dugan and other Dillon student leaders said in the letter. “We believe that the Senate could have and should have taken a stronger stance.”Specifically, the Dillon residents criticized Galbenski’s decision, as chair of the student senate, to not include a Senate Order in the agenda for the senate meeting.Dugan and senior Ricardo Pozas Garza, Club Coordination Council president, had drafted said order “to ensure that Student Union Organizations, and groups that receive funding from the Student Union, divest from companies that use prison labor and/or forced labor in order to obtain profit.”The letter’s authors also found fault with the rejection of their order, as they compared its contents with the other items in Thursday’s agenda.“None of these priorities carry the moral weight or urgency associated with ensuring that money collected from students in a mandatory fee is not spent in a socially irresponsible manner nor invested into companies that directly profit from human rights abuses,” they wrote.In her executive announcement at the senate meeting, Ingal vouched for Galbenski. She listed reasons why she had asked her to be student body vice president and the ways in which she said Galbenski has shown a commitment to racial justice and the student senate.The senate had received five resolutions this week, three of which carried over from the previous week. The two new resolutions could therefore not be included in Thursday’s agenda, Ingal said, and Galbenski reached out to the authors to explain why.While there is not a deadline requirement included in the senate bylaws, Galbenski has prepared a document with frequently asked questions for senators, in which she writes that, in order to be considered as “new business” in the week’s agenda, a piece of legislation must be submitted by Sunday. But Dugan and Pozas Garza’s order was not submitted until Monday, Galbenski told The Observer.“By no means did she deny debate time to a bill she didn’t support or refuse to hear this piece of legislation,” Ingal added.Chief of staff Aaron Benavides also spoke, characterizing the letter as “unbecoming of any member of the Student Union.” He cautioned against personal attacks, which he said might “distract us from the essential work that we must undertake.”(Editor’s Note: Benavides is a former Observer news writer.)Ten senators wrote a Letter to the Editor published Friday in response to the Dillon students’ letter, expressing their support for Galbenski and explaining the situation from their perspective.After the executive announcements, Benavides read an order presented by senior Grace Stephenson, Student Union treasurer and chairwoman of the Financial Management Board (FMB). Order SO 2021-07 would make $10,000 available from the Student Union COVID-19 Response Financial Account for allocation to Student Union organizations and special interest groups who apply. The order passed.The second order in the agenda was read over Zoom by senior Tiffany Pages-Sanchez, Judicial Council vice president of peer advocacy, on behalf of junior Matthew Bisner, Judicial Council president. Bisner authored the document but was not present for most of the meeting. The order, which passed, effectively made Audrey Feldman and Thomas Krapfl the First-Year Class Council Representatives for their respective dorms, Cavanaugh and Dunne Hall, since only one candidate had been received by the Judicial Council for both residence halls.Benavides then read SO 2021-09. The order proposed an amendment to the Constitution of the Undergraduate Student Body replacing the Executive Programming Board (EPB) with the Executive Committee. Per the order, the committee would “serve as a forum for the executive officers of the Student Union branches to communicate and collaborate on policy, programming, and other issues relevant to the Student Body and Student Union.”“Over the past several years, EPB has really lacked a focus or a purpose or any signs of duty,” Benavides said. “Nothing was really ever accomplished. We see that this group accomplishes more of what EPB was supposed to do, but it never really got off the ground.”During debate time, junior Thomas Davis II, Student Union parliamentarian, asked that the senate send the order to the Committee on the Constitution first, so they could approve the amendment. The order was ultimately tabled and referred to said committee.Tags: Campus DIning, Letter to the Editor, private prisons, student senatelast_img read more

  • Peru Interested in Ten Super Tucano Attack Planes

    first_img Peru is interested in buying ten Super Tucano light attack planes to patrol its Amazonian borders, the Brazilian defense minister said on February 14, opening a new market for the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer in Latin America. The announcement was made by Defense Minister Celso Amorim following a meeting in Brasilia with his Peruvian counterpart Alberto Otarola to discuss both nations’ efforts to patrol their porous Amazonian borders. “It’s been the subject of talks for some time now (…) It’s in that context that we’re also working with the possibility that ten planes could be present in that sphere,” Amorim told reporters in Brasilia. “It’s not only a matter of a sale, but also an industrial-cooperation agreement with technology transfer,” Amorim told reporters. Otarola did not specify the number of Super Tucanos, but he acknowledged the existence of negotiations with Embraer, the headquarters of which, on the outskirts of São Paulo, he planned to visit. “We hope that these discussions reach a good conclusion,” he said. The sale of ten planes would come to around 150 million dollars, according to a Brazilian government source. More than 60 of the multi-purpose turboprop planes have been acquired by the Armed Forces of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic up to now. Embraer recently said that there was a market in Latin America for another 50 planes. Amorim said that Peru is also interested in buying the Guarani armored vehicle and Embraer’s future KC-390 Brazilian military transport, which will debut in late 2016. Planes like the Super Tucano are ensuring modest profits this year for Embraer, the world’s third-largest manufacturer of commercial planes, which has seen stability in its markets for regional and executive jets. By Dialogo February 16, 2012last_img read more

  • SU’s Melo arraigned in court on criminal mischief charge

    first_imgUPDATED: June 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m. A Syracuse men’s basketball player was arraigned in Syracuse City Court Wednesday morning on a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief. Fab Melo, a sophomore center, is accused of reaching through the open driver’s side window of a 2003 Chevrolet Impala and breaking the turn signal control arm, defense lawyer Gary Sommer confirmed. The break caused the turn signal, headlight high beam control and windshield wiper control to become inoperable. The incident occurred Monday afternoon in the 300 block of Slocum Heights on Syracuse University’s South Campus. The Department of Public Safety was not involved in the case, which was entirely handled by city police, DPS Chief Tony Callisto said. Sommer declined to discuss the facts of the case and would not comment on the monetary damage done to the car. Fourth-degree criminal mischief charges are given in instances of recklessly damaging another’s property, exceeding $250 in damage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Sommer said Melo, whose full name is Fabricio de Melo, was asked to appear in court and did so voluntarily. After pleading not guilty before City Judge James Cecile, Melo was released on his own recognizance, or without bail. Cecile issued an order of protection for a woman. When contacted, Cecile said he could not speak about cases that were still pending. Sommer declined to comment on how or if Melo and the woman were involved. The woman was Melo’s girlfriend, according to an Associated Press article Wednesday. The case was adjourned to June 14, Sommer said. Melo will then appear before City Judge Steve Dougherty, who handles domestic violence cases. It is unclear how this will affect Melo’s standing on the team. Bernie Fine, an associate head coach for the men’s basketball team, accompanied Melo to court Wednesday but declined to comment on the subject. Pete Moore, spokesman for the team, said in an email Thursday the athletics department would not comment and directed further questions to university officials.  Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs for SU, said in an email statement the university is unable to speak on the matter due to federal law and university policy. He did say Melo remains a currently enrolled student. Melo, a former McDonald’s High School All-American, had a difficult freshman season for Syracuse. He averaged just 2.3 points per game for Syracuse and showed an inability to stay out of foul trouble. He started 24 games but played an average of only 9.9 minutes. [email protected] — Asst. Sports Editor Ryne Gery contributed reporting to this article. Comments Published on May 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. joining Blue Jays? Joe Girardi excited about possible call-up

    first_imgWhenever Vladimir Guerrero Jr. comes up to the major leagues — next week, next month or later than that — he will have the baseball world’s full attention.Former MLB player and manager Joe Girardi will certainly be paying attention to the 20-year-old Blue Jays phenom.  “If he hits 25 home runs, I think you’re excited. If he hits about .250, I think you’re really excited,” he told Virk and Nelson. “Obviously, you’re going to see much, much better pitching on a consistent basis. You’re going to see bullpens that you’ve never seen before, and he doesn’t know any pitchers.”Do I think he can do more than that? Absolutely. If you survive that first year as a young player after teams have seen you a second time and a third time in your division, you’re going to be a good player.”Guerrero has been hitting like a big leaguer in his first week with Triple-A Buffalo this season. He has two home runs (one was a monster shot vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), six RBIs and a .412/.500/.824 slash line in five games. “I’m excited because you want to see your best players up, and I think he’s one of their best players,” Girardi, now an analyst for MLB Network, told Adnan Virk and Stephen Nelson on DAZN’s “ChangeUp” on Friday. Girardi was reacting to a report that Guerrero would make his MLB debut Tuesday.Guerrero was bidding to make Toronto’s Opening Day roster when he suffered an injury in spring training. The Jays sent him to the minor leagues for conditioning (and, many suspect, to gain an extra year of contractual control per MLB rules). The Blue Jays can control Guerrero’s rights through at least the 2025 season now that he will accrue fewer than 171 days of major league service time this year.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN It appears Vlad Jr.’s time is coming, even if there were conflicting reports Friday about the date. Hector Gomez, a reporter in the Dominican Republic, reported that Guerrero would make his MLB debut Tuesday, but TSN’s Scott Mitchell reported that his sources said there would need to be an injury this weekend for Guerrero to come up that soon. The sources said there was a “1%” chance Guerrero would join the Jays next week.As for what Guerrero can do once he gets to the Show, Girardi is optimistic.last_img read more

  • GAWU contemplating next ‘serious’ move

    first_imgSugar estates’ closureThe Guyana Agriculture and General Workers Union (GAWU) is still working with people in the sugar belt to get their support to protest the impending action to close more sugar estates in Guyana.The union is actively engaged in discussions that look at ways in which they could help to inspire more workers to protest what they have described as an unconscionable decision.President of GAWU, Komal Chand, told <> on Sunday that sugar workers are still fired up and will do whatever it takes to have the coalition Government reverse its decision.Chand said the union is also contemplating its next “serious” move, and has a particular action in mind that could help to change the decision; but this will be used as a last resort.“We don’t want to disclose that yet. So, we don’t think the mood is getting dim. We think the workers are there, and if they see more action and protest, (it) will put them in that spirit to fight this decision and stand up to the Government to the end, and avoid the closure,” he explained.The GAWU leader said the recent public meeting held by the union, which saw Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing the gathering, was well attended, and this shows that people are deeply concerned about their future and those of their families.The union has also organised a public meeting in Berbice for Tuesday, and there will be more of these meetings in the coming weeks and months.“People still want to do something, but they want to ensure that their action will bring about some reaction or change,” he added.Chand also maintains that the Government has a moral responsibility to hold a referendum to determine whether the sugar industry should be downsized or not, as it has the potential to affect thousands of people employed within the industry.The GAWU head reminded that many of the current Government ministers who were in the last political campaign had made a lot of promises to the people in regard to sugar.However, these same people are now supporting the miniaturising of the industry, which will render about 10,000 workers redundant, and could affect thousands of households.During the public meeting on August 30, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told sugar workers that the number of jobs slated to emanate from the emerging local oil industry will not suffice for, or outweigh, the avenues of employment that existed in the once thriving sugar industry.Jagdeo claimed that Government’s decisions on the industry are motivated by malice and a lack of consideration for thousands of employees and their families, who stand to suffer from the closures. He also told the gathering at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara that, from an economic perspective, there is much risk in being too heavily dependent on oil, given the volatile nature of the market.Over the past months, GAWU has been holding several protest actions across the country and along the sugar belt, and has managed to get the support of not only sugar workers, but persons in the various communities, as well as shopkeepers, pensioners and concerned citizens.Former Presidential Advisor and economist, Ramon Gaskin, has warned the Government to be careful how they go about implementing this new policy. He emphasised it could have a negative effect on the local economy. Gaskin said it could also lead to the increase in other social ills that remain prevalent in society, including suicide and crime.The economist believes that if Government goes about addressing this issue the wrong way, it could find itself facing a rebellion along the sugar belt. He referred to the 1904 Rose Hall rebellion and said this could occur again, unless alternative employment is provided to the thousands that are likely to be affected.In announcing plans to downsize the sugar industry, Government said it plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar estates and sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, but keep functioning estates at Blairmont on the West Bank of Berbice, Albion-Rose Hall in East Berbice, and Uitvlugt-Wales in West Demerara.Government also plans to cut sugar production to approximately 147,000 tonnes per annum, to satisfy the demand in the local market (25,000 tonnes per annum); Caricom and other regional markets (50,000-60,000 tonnes per annum); the United States (12,500 tonnes per annum) and the world market (50,000 tonnes per annum).last_img read more

  • Collective buying site eyes SA growth

    first_img12 January 2011Chicago-based Groupon, the pioneering operator of collective buying websites in 35 countries, has launched Groupon South Africa through the acquisition of local website Twangoo for an undisclosed sum.At the same time, Groupon has announced the acquisition of India’s SoSata and Israel’s Grouper, which will become Groupon India and Groupon Israel respectively.All three sites will transition to the Groupon brand name and site design in the coming months, and will serve deals in the local communities’ primary languages – English in India and South Africa and Hebrew in Israel.“Collective buying is in its infancy in India, Israel and South Africa and we see strong potential,” Groupon chief operating officer Rob Solomon said in a statement this week. “Groupon is shaping the way local merchants market themselves in every corner of the world.”Collective buyingCollective buying websites negotiate discounts on popular goods and services, and then offer the deal to their subscribers in daily emails. These deals are only activated when a minimum number of people agree to purchase the product or service.If not enough subscribers offer to purchase the product or service, the deal is off and subscribers are not charged anything.“By using the web to give consumers buying power through the leverage of groups, Twangoo is a great way to find new and exciting things to do at an unbeatable value,” Twangoo founder and CEO Daniel Guasco said at the launch of the website in Cape Town in July 2010.“By joining the club – for which there is no cost – you become one of a few with access to preferential deals at Cape Town’s trendiest restaurants, concerts, events, lessons, tours, spas, salons, retail shops, and much more, all with such value that it will be hard to pass up,” he said at the time.Since then, the site has offered subscribers discounted deals in Johannesburg, Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and is set to expand to Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, East London and Bloemfontein.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

  • Flipboard Gets a Big Upgrade: Adds Search & More to Its iPad App

    first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#web Widely celebrated iPad social stream reading app Flipboard (Apple’s iPad App of the Year for 2010) tonight unveiled its first upgrade in more than 6 months; the upgrade delivers cross-network search, a partnership with popular iPhone photo sharing service Instagram and big speed improvements.The news was embargoed until 6am Thursday but was just disclosed on the company’s own blog. Upgrades are becoming available around the world on a rolling basis. The changes are dramatic and positive – but they also point toward big improvements the service will need to make in the future.Prettier, Faster and With Broader HorizonsThe new version of Flipboard makes it easy to view photos from your friends on Instagram, much like you can view Flickr photos already. It’s a very appealing way to view photos: on a bright, full, multi-touch screen and from your social contacts. It would be nice if all photos were grouped together from Flickr, Facebook and Instagram; that doesn’t appear to be the case.The company makes a big deal about the addition of Instagram, and would no doubt love to have a little of that service’s mojo rub off on Flipboard, but the addition of cross-network search has even more potential. “For instance, a search for ‘Egypt’ will deliver photos on Flickr and Instagram, Facebook Pages and Groups, and tweets that mention Egypt,” the company says. “You can also search for hashtags and use Flipboard to follow conversations on Twitter.” Unfortunately all these search sources don’t seem to be grouped together on a common page either; it would be great to see Tweets and Facebook Groups layered together intelligently. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The addition of cross-site search is really nice, but it also points to a larger issue with Flipboard: there’s not enough intelligence to the system. There’s so much information coming into your Flipboard account, how does the service decide what to show and how to show it?“There’s not too much there yet in terms of Artificial Intelligence, there’s no big brain in the sky,” says Flipboard co-founder and former Senior iPhone Software Engineer at Apple Evan Doll. “There’s a lot we’d like to do with highlighting most relevant content [in the future].”That’s really what Flipboard needs, more than anything. It’s withstood challenges with its formidable design and the company says that tonight’s dramatic changes to speed will greatly change the user experience, but the logic of it could be far more compelling. It’s all the more bewildering why there isn’t some “big brain in the sky” since Flipboard acquired a startup that provided just that, called Ellerdale, in July of last year. What happened to that semantic technology? The company said last year that it would make its appearance in Flipboard in early 2011. Hopefully it’s still forthcoming; the former Ellerdale team is still at Flipboard today.Others have been even more critical of Flipboard’s relevance and its impact on the user experience. “I have not found Flipboard to be useful at summarization because it seems to display tweets with arbitrary visual weighting/priority,” said former Twitter API lead and now Banksimple co-founder Alex Payne this Summer on Twitter. “Sure seems random…” agreed Brian Anderson, Creative Content Solutions at YouTube.If you’re sitting down to read news of the world on your iPad, and you trust the judgement of your friends on networks like Twitter or Facebook, then you might find the logic of other systems more compelling – even if their interfaces have less wow-factor. The forthcoming News.me, for example, shows you popular links shared by the people that your friends are subscribed to for their own reading. Look at FluidInfo CEO Terry Jones on News.me, for example, and you’ll see some seriously nerdy data scientist content; look at Microsoft youth technology researcher danah boyd on News.me and you’ll find great content from smart people in her field. Flipboard offers context-switching similar to that with its support for Twitter lists; there’s nothing cooler than curling up on a Sunday with Flipboard and a well-curated Twitter list of niche topic experts in geography or anthropology! But the wow is in Flipboard’s interface, not in its underlying social or algorithmic logic. There’s a lot of room for improvement there. And I expect that will be particularly evident in the search experience. In the company’s demo of the new version today, the Tweets that showed up in a search for Libya, for example, were nicely presented but not always raedable. Some were downright pointless. If we’re going to have a robot put together the page layout of our newspaper of the future – they’ve got to do more than just make it look nice. That’s a great start and it’s lead to Flipboard building a lot of traction. Hopefully the service will be able to take things to the next level, though. marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

  • Your Why Do List

    first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now You are not a procrastinator because there is no such thing. You are a human being who happens to procrastinate. Procrastination isn’t a nationality, like Italian. You weren’t born a procrastinator. It isn’t your identity, even if you claim it as such as a way to absolve yourself of the responsibility to act or assuage the guilt you feel for not doing what you need to do.But there is a reason that you procrastinate. It’s because you are thinking “to do” when you need to think “why do.”The reason that the tasks on your “to do” list aren’t inspiring is because they’re only tasks. “To do’s” aren’t inspiring, they aren’t motivating, and they don’t excite your soul. “Why do’s” are everything that “to do’s” are not; they are compelling, inspiring, and motivating. “Why do’s” move you. They very literally motivate you by providing you with your motive, your reason why.We humans are meaning seeking creatures. We want to make a difference. We want to do something that matters. Look, the only thing you really need to do to survive is eat, sleep, breathe, and stay out of the elements. Once you’ve got these covered and your survival isn’t threatened, you need to move on to doing something bigger and better. You need to thrive. And thriving is different from surviving.What you do is only important if it’s attached to some greater mission, some greater meaning, some greater why.Look at some task you’ve been putting off. Why does this task matter? What could it mean if you brought your very best self to it? What difference could you make if you invested that task with real meaning. Who does this task serve and why is it that you are serving them?What’s your reason why?last_img read more

  • Gin kings to exploit Slaughter’s towering presence

    first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA IMAGESSince seven-footer Greg Slaughter arrived, Barangay Ginebra has stuck to a proven and tested method of rhythmically striking its opponents inside.It will be no different when the Gin Kings continue the sequel of their storied rivalry with the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  NU, Ateneo near crowns BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES “We believe in our fundamentals,” said Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We’re going to go out and do the basic things that we normally do.”The defending champions have prepared nothing special to counter an upgraded Meralco side in Game 1 of their best-of-seven championship series at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’ll just stay on what we know and once things aren’t working, then that’s the time we make adjustments,” said the league’s most decorated coach with 19 conference titles.At the focal point of their back-to-back titular bid in the season-ending conference is the towering Slaughter, a riddle other teams could only solve when the skillful big man is not in his elements.center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slaughter is an essential piece of Ginebra’s squadron of quick-footed big men which includes the 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar, Joe Devance and import Justin Brownlee.They will certainly create mismatches in the paint since the Bolts will rely heavily on Allen Durham, Ranidel De Ocampo and Cliff Hodge to contain them.“There will be mismatches at the perimeter if they play Durham and Ranidel at 4-5,” said Cone.“We have tough matchups for them but I think our advantage really is our size, because our size dictates their matchups,” added Cone.When the Gin Kings captured the crown in six games last year, Slaughter was on the sidelines nursing a leg injury. At that time, Durham spent most of his time guarding Brownlee.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View commentslast_img read more