Meera had to undergo emergency surgery for removal of appendicitis. Though this resection was her first time, she faced it because there were no other options to get rid of it. Meera is a person who is active both mentally and physically. The surgery restricted her body to move frequently unlike before. But her mind has neither boundaries nor limits. Her mind started poking the plenty of free time that she has got, physically she knew her limits. Meera always planned to utilize this time but to her surprise, she only felt miserable for not being able to avail this opportunity. She could go through various online courses, sometimes she could find herself talking to no one but to her, read books, coloured her favourite doodle book, watched tv alone. She was physically dependent on one or the other every time her daily activity required bending or carrying anything since it was strictly not allowed.Meera felt bitter for her own helplessness which was strange to her part. She sometimes felt overwhelmed for having such great people around her who never felt a burden for taking care of her. She thanked God for this. She started to discern that she was lucky enough to get a soulmate who pampered her like parents, mother in law turned into a mother. While she was forced to take rest to recover soon, she missed her busy days. Her hectic work schedules, her travel, her fun with friends, morning walks, workouts. Everything she is seeing now is a one with no activities, dependence, anything a lazy person does on a Sunday! Meera soon moved to her home with her parents. She became a child again, as she was now living in a place where she was brought up and lived for 25 long years.As time passed by, she could see herself recovering day by day and there were gradual improvements in her activities. Meera started to refine her walking speed and dependence on others were decreased to some extent. She was slowly picking up her pace. By the end of the month, she was almost recovered.She was feeling much more positive mentally, a sense of contentment for no particular reason even though she tried her best to find.On the way back home she came across a quote in her phone “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness” by Robert Morley. Now that she understood that the time she thought she was wasting, was actually made wonders. Meera had spent her precious time with herself. She talked to herself every day, she did what made her happy, she realised she had wonderful people beside her, she felt lucky every day. Meera had realised that the time she had spent with herself gave her a sense of gratitude for the rest of her life. This was the best thing that she has learnt. Her perception of the time she thought useless was changed to be so powerful.We human beings have a beautiful power to convert the negative into positive. This sense of work wonders if applied in the right manner. There are many unwritten instructions to employ our life. We are accustomed to many things in life where the beautiful experiences go unnoticed.
First Bus will be running its two dedicated services when Doncaster visit Ashton Gate on Friday (7.45pm KO).Two services will run on rugby matchdays, from the Portway (AG1) and Horfield Common (AG3).Ashton Gate managing director Mark Kelly said: “The routes proved extremely popular last season because they were developed in conjunction with First Bus and supporter groups to enhance travel and also to ease congestion in key parts of the city.“We hope supporters will take full advantage of these subsidised services again on Friday.”Supporters can purchase the Bristol Inner Zone Day Ticket for £4 return (adult), or £3 for a single (one-way) journey. Concessionary passes may be used. Two children may travel free of charge with a fare paying adult. Additional children will be charged £3 single or £4 return. Please note: No student discount is available and no other tickets are valid for travel.
4 May 2007After three-and-a-half years on the America’s Cup class circuit, South Africa’s Team Shosholoza remains the darling of the international sailing media. But the name increasingly being mentioned in specialist sailing publications is that of Jason Ker, principal designer of the team’s campaign yacht RSA 83.It came as no surprise then that Ker – like most of his Shosholoza teammates an America’s Cup first-timer – has been nominated for the prestigious Seahorse Magazine’s “Sailor of the Month” accolade.“Take a good young IRC designer and put him in charge of a small AC Class design team with an even smaller budget,” the nomination reads. “Offer him two new boats and then switch to a single boat campaign, meaning radical modifications to Boat 1 to stay competitive against teams with 20 times your design budget.“Well, the new kid’s doing pretty well, and tacticians in the top teams are taking care to treat Shosholoza with respect.”As principle designer for Team Shosholoza, Ker assembled and headed up a team of South African and international experts, most of whom were based in South Africa, for the first phase of a design process which started in September 2004. This was soon after the team had returned from the opening Acts of the 32nd America’s Cup in Marseille, France and Valencia, Spain in 2004.RSA 83 was launched a full seven months earlier than the next new boat designed and built to the Version 5 rules for the 32nd America’s Cup. It was intended as an early first boat to give the South African sailors a better chance to compete in 2005 and also to give the design team a good starting point from which to develop further.The hull of RSA 83 was built in a boat yard in Somerset West outside Cape Town and revealed to the South African public on 22 April 2005. The 2007 America’s Cup rules stipulate that the hull of the campaign yacht be built in the team’s home country.The hull was then shipped to Valencia, where the keel and first mast were fitted and the yacht officially launched on 19 May 2005.South Africa chose not to build a second new campaign yacht, based on the excellent performance of RSA 83 and the team’s very tight funds. However, fairly substantial modifications were made to RSA 83 over the 2006/07 European winter to eke out more speed from the boat and ensure that the South Africans’ remained competitive for the Louis Vuitton Cup, which it certainly has done.“The bow has been made much finer, so it goes through waves rather than over them,” Ker said of the changes to RSA 83. “We have added a bowsprit which is designed to enable the spinnaker to be attached as far forward as the rules allow, which would otherwise not have been possible as we’ve made the bow shorter.“The keel fin has had some minor adjustments. There is a new rudder, new bulb, loads of new sail designs, and the mast was new near the end of 2006.“In each case we found a performance gain that was worth the little money we could find to spend on it,” Ker said. “For us that’s a very important criterion. We can’t afford to chase after every tiny improvement we can think of, so we focus on only the best value ones – which are also not necessarily the cheapest.”Ker believes the newly modified RSA 83 is clearly faster than she was before. “The manoeuvrability is also substantially improved, so it has been easier to get good starts.”Shosholoza’s performance in the Louis Vuitton Act 13, and in the Louis Vuitton Cup so far, have certainly confirmed this. By Thursday, the South Africans were lying 7th after four flights of match races.When asked if he would tackle an America’s Cup campaign again, Ker’s reply was hardly surprising: “I would certainly want to do it again, yes, I’m addicted to it.”Ker described Shosholoza’s design team as “a small group of highly intelligent and effective individuals who have worked very well together as a team, improving sails, appendages, rig, hull and structures,” adding that he hoped the nomination by Seahorse would be seen “as recognition of their combined efforts.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
A spectacular increase in global flows into Africa and Middle East funds supports experts’ view that the economic balance of power is shifting as “frontier economies” increasingly drive growth.The centre of economic gravity is shifting eastwards and southwards with “huge consequences” for the world we live in, according to John Battersby, the UK country manager for the International Marketing Council of South Africa. Speaking after a May international media forum in Johannesburg, Battersby said the global power balance was changing: emerging countries were more rightly called “high growth”.Click here to get the full story from Fund Strategy.
Most employees enjoy extra leave around the holiday season. In fact, 15 percent of organizations close their offices during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, according to the SHRM 2017 Holiday Schedules Survey. However, resourceful HR professionals, who create inventive benefits and implement effective workflex practices on a daily basis, can offer their employees more paid leave opportunities, teambuilding and other perks all year long.Workflex is vital to an effective workplace and yields positive results for both employers and employees. Many of the 2017 When Work Works (WWW) award winners have implemented innovative policies fostering a dynamic employer-employee partnership all year, not just during the holidays. Some companies are exploring time-off periods at other times of the year.Orchard Medical Consulting in Phoenix, AZ, closes the day after Thanksgiving to allow employees to enjoy the long weekend with family. The company reports that staff return rejuvenated and ready to tackle the final month of the year. Employees at 5AM Solutions, Inc. of Rockville, MD, are encouraged to take time-off, and the office closes to take a “clarity break,” so staff members don’t get overworked and can enjoy time with family.Some employers provide paid time-off year round for employees to participate in volunteer work within their local communities or at their children’s schools. Alexander & Company CPAS PSC of Owensboro, KY., the Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Inc. in West Palm Beach, FL, and Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., LLP in Providence, RI, are just a few of the WWW winners that provide these benefits.Astellas of Northbrook, IL, provides up to five days of PTO to full-time employees to volunteer for charitable organizations of their choice. Employees are encouraged to take off Friday afternoons year-round, a time which is often used to give back to their communities.A number of WWW winners are encouraging time-off in the summer as a good opportunity to disconnect from work, refresh and reboot. To this end, employees at the Family Support Services of North Florida in Jacksonville can flex their start and end times and compress the workweek in the summer to create more leave time. The Global Tax Network in Maple Grove, MN, offers its employees generous paid time-off and summer hours with a compressed workweek.While time-off is a huge perk, teambuilding opportunities, communication support and a sense of belonging are identified by The National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW) as part of the seven employee-based measures that signify an effective workplace. It’s pretty common for most organizations to host a holiday event for employees to get together. However, many WWW winners encourage activities and events throughout the year fostering working relationships among employees that contribute to the success of the workplace.For example, the employees at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. in Little Rock, AR, requested more opportunities to gather as a staff. Management listened, and now offers additional opportunities to socialize, such as lunches, happy hour events, in addition to the annual Christmas party for employees and their families.The entire staff at Research Into Action, Inc. of Portland, OR, is invited to monthly casual gatherings at local restaurants and professional sporting events on a bi-annual basis. Management considers the generational diversity of their employees, and they vary the types of events to appeal to all interests. At LaSalle in Chicago, IL, the firm celebrates rebirthdays - an annual party for your hire date. Employees are treated to catered food, speeches, decorations and gifts.Management at Clarity Voice in Southfield, MI, recognizes the importance of building trusting relationships among employees which leads to more effective organizational communication and shared knowledge. Team members attend virtual training sessions weekly, connect through online channels, and attend all employee gatherings like lunches, meetings and birthday celebrations. The CST Group in Reston, VA, offers several team building opportunities annually, including happy hours, staff dinners, luncheons, and ice cream socials. Innovative competitions, like the CST 2016 Olympic Games and holiday dress-up contest, were established to engage staff.Employees at Alpha Warranty Services, Inc. in Riverton, UT, don’t just celebrate during the holiday season. The firm treats them and their families to several events, including renting a local theater, visiting an amusement park, attending a professional baseball game, and hosting a Halloween party. Each event features a catered meal and prizes. The company goal is to create an enjoyable work environment, and workflex benefits like these have resulted in minimal absenteeism for the firm.The When Work Works initiative is a project of SHRM grounded in results and based on data from NSCW and the National Study of Employers. WWW promotes the creation of effective flexible workplaces; and the WWW’s annual awards recognize groundbreaking ideas and promising or successful practices in companies across America. When Work Works Winners Get Creative with Time-Off and Teambuilding
But while international support is expanding, WordPress isn’t immune to the problemsof operating in China – where WordPress is blocked.WordPress WidgetsOne of the more promising areas of growth in WordPress is widgets, or mini web appsthat WordPress users can plug into their blog. As of now there are 247 widgets. Around 15-20 of these are availablein the wordpress.com service. Toni told me that most widgets are created by externaldevelopers. Basically this involves developing a WordPress plugin and then widgetizing itin an HTML wrapper.SummaryIt’s pretty plain that Automattic is taking on SixApart with both the EnterpriseEdition and the continued growth and expansion of wordpress.com. Right now SixApart hasthe lead in marketing and probably resources, but WordPress is a strong innovator and hasan open source platform to attract developers. This little battle is far from over andit’ll be interesting to watch it unfold! Toni said there is a developer ecosystem around wordpress, which was donewithout putting commercialism around it – e.g. he notes that themes have links back tothe designers. He also told me there is a lot of innovation happening in the wordpressplatform in general – for example the plugins. The fact that WordPress.org is open sourceis also a factor in the growth of the product, said Toni.Of course you will hear a different story from SixApart, but my general impression isthat WordPress has the advantage in innovation – but TypePad is seen as a slicker andmore user-friendly product for the masses.International ExpansionOne of the more interesting aspects of wordpress.com is its international usage. Whileenglish is the number 1 language used, there are a multitude of other languages supported – and WordPressusers are encouraged to translate more.Spanish is the second most popular language currently – and indeed 4 of the top 10Wordpress.com blogs are Spanish. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic... While I was in San Francisco I sat down to talk to Toni Schneider, CEO of Automattic Inc – the company set up to leverage thepopular open source blogging tool WordPress. Oneof their main projects is WordPress.com, described as “a more limited version ofWordPress that is hosted and completely maintained.” It’s pretty much the equivalent ofTypePad, the hosted blogging service offered by Automattic’s main competitorSixApart.KnowNow WordPress Enterprise EditionThe competition with SixApart was stepped up today when Toni announcedon his blog a partnership with enterprise RSS vendor KnowNow, for a new product called KnowNow WordPress Enterprise Edition(KWEE). It’s an enterprise version of WordPress and comes just a month after SixApartannounced Movable Type Enterprise 1.5, which we profiled onRead/WriteWeb. Toni told me that KWEE is an enterprise package of WordPress MU (themulti-user version of WordPress) – with additional enterprise functionality bundled in.So for example KWEE comes with LDAP, Automattic’s spam solution Akismet and a statspackage. KnowNow will market the product to their existing base of enterprise customers –and any improvements that KnowNow makes to the WordPress product itself, will be releasedback as open source.I asked Toni will it be a hosted service? He said it will be available as both ahosted service (by KnowNow) or customers can install it on their own servers.Stats about WordPress.comAs far as WordPress.com goes, Toni reeled off some impressive stats. It gets 18million unique visitors per month and 70 M page views. There are over 480,000 blogshosted on wordpress.com. He also said there are an estimated 1-2 million WordPressinstallations that are self-hosted. Toni told me the fact that wordpress.com is ad-freeis a big part of the reason why people use it.Comparison to TypepadI asked Toni how wordpress.com compares to Typepad. He said that Typepad has similartraffic to wp.com, although he says wp.com is about to pass Typepad (at least accordingto Alexa). Here is the latest Alexa chart: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai... Tags:#Publishing Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts
The regularisation and registration of handcarts supports public order. Each handcart operator has to pay a registration fee of $3,000 per year to operate in the Corporate Area. Story Highlights 500 handcarts have now been registered, up from 426 at the end of the initial process. Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Angela Brown Burke, says she is pleased with the level of compliance among handcart operators, registering with the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC).Following an extension to November 8, which was granted to some handcart owners and operators who were unable to meet the KSAC’s deadline for registration, a total of 500 handcarts have now been registered, up from 426 at the end of the initial process.Each handcart operator has to pay a registration fee of $3,000 per year to operate in the Corporate Area.Addressing the monthly KSAC Council meeting at its Church Street chambers, in downtown Kingston on November 12, Mayor Brown Burke thanked the handcart operators, media, police, the Vendors’ Association and the customers who have endorsed the Corporation’s efforts to have handcart operations regularised.“I want to thank them for doing that, because what that meant was that on Monday morning (November 11), there were many more handcart (operators) who came because they were losing out on business. That’s the kind of joined-up approach we need if we are to succeed as a people,” she said.She thanked customers who, over the weekend, insisted that they would not use handcarts that were not registered.Pointing to the benefits of the regularisation and registration of handcarts, Mayor Brown Burke said it supports public order, as it allows individuals to easily identify handcart operators in the event of any mishaps.“If you put your goods on a handcart and the person disappears with it, you have a registration number. If they damage your vehicle, if they run over your foot, whatever it is, we have a means of identifying that handcart operator,” she noted.She further pointed out that it also allows for a separation of legal operators from those who are operating illegally, and assured that as long as handcart owners and operators are not breaking any laws, they need not worry about the police seizing their carts.The decision to register handcarts followed months of discussion among the KSAC, police and handcart owners and operators.This move became necessary due to the challenges that were being faced in the market district stemming from the rapid growth of the hundreds of handcarts operating in the area and negatively impacting pedestrian and vehicular traffic, often without regard for the safety of pedestrians, and against many traffic regulations.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThis coming Sunday the 20th, you can cross the Coronado Bridge on foot, and it’s all for a good cause. David Davis sat down with Event Coordinator Kim Hansen and Executive Officer Timothy Slentz to discuss the 32nd annual Navy Bay Bridge Run/Walk.This unique 4-mile run/walk features a spectacular panoramic view as you cross the majestic Coronado Bay Bridge en route to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park. This annual event raises money for Quality of Life Programs for our 500,000+ active duty and retired military, reservists, their family member and civilian employees who make up our San Diego Military Family.The Navy’s 32nd Bay Bridge Run/Walk is hosted by the Navy Region Southwest Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Program.You can register in person at Road Runner Sports on Saturday ( http://bit.ly/2wI4WDb )OR register online here: https://www.facebook.com/events/164962190993280/ Posted: May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter , Upcoming 32nd Navy Bay Bridge Run Updated: 7:49 AM