Time to live life the way we should have

first_imgNowadays all we can think about is only and only Coronavirus! This deadly virus has taken a toll on our lifestyle, our physical and mental health. All of us are trapped in our homes watching heartbreaking news of deaths and loss from all corners of the world on our televisions. All-day long we live in constant fear of catching the deadly disease and being one of the unlucky ones who are hit by it. We keep washing our hands and sanitizing all the things around us for minimizing the possibility of being a corona case. Doesn’t it make you feel like being a person who has forgotten to live life and enjoy it? Well, in my case I sometimes do feel so. So, let’s find out what can we do in these tough times to make ourselves feel refreshed and energized. Feel Thankful! In these difficult times, when we are staying indoors continuously for days together amid the coronavirus fears, everyone is bound to feel depressed at times. Even I was feeling a little low and in depression just yesterday. Though I am a full time working mom and I felt great when I heard I have got much needed and strongly desired long holidays, once I actually started living life in a ‘lockdown’ situation, I felt I was getting no time for myself. I gave paid leave to my maid in order she too gets some rest and doesn’t get exposed to ‘the virus’ so I have to a lot of extra work at home plus I sanitize each and everything like a frantic to keep the Corona at bay. So, contrary to my expectations of enjoying fun holidays at home, I am actually working more than ever, getting no time for fun and rest! But, but, but… when I think about the poor homeless people who don’t have a roof over their heads and can’t stock up the essential food items as we have done, I actually feel how blessed we are! It’s time we feel thankful for all that we have ’cause millions don’t have the luxury of being in a home and having two meals a day! Think and reflect.Pray DailyIn the rat race of earning money, arranging all possible luxuries for ourselves and our loved ones, working day and night we were not getting time to think about our life and its real purpose. We were living a meaningless life. We were not thinking about where will we go after our death? Coronavirus fear has given us all a chance to look at life differently. Now we all have started taking life seriously. We are feeling deep inside us, we can actually die very soon! This feeling forces us to think about what will happen after we die? Where will our soul go? And this thought has brought us closer to the base of our existence- Almighty God. I request you all reading this post to please pray daily for yourself and this entire world as it will lessen your fear of death and also make you feel close to your God giving you immense peace. Do What You LoveThough we have to work hard all day long as we have to take maximum care of our health and keeping our surroundings completely clean, yet we all do get some time to relax and enjoy. These are the days when you can actually do what you love doing! You can read, write, sing, paint, dance, cook, draw, binge watch tv or anything that you always wanted to do but couldn’t do in lack of time. You can even learn something new by watching YouTube or searching it on google. Utilize this time on improving your skills and doing things you love ’cause if God wishes these times won’t last long! Be HumaneThese tough times have given you a golden opportunity to serve humanity. Recently, in our country India we are seeing poor migrant workers going from one city to the other on foot along with their poor innocent kids. These heart-wrenching scenes can make anyone cry. Hunger and poverty-stricken some of these are dying on the roads due to exhaustion. I request you all, please do whatever little help you can to help poor people around you. Your little help will go a long way toward fulfilling someone’s basic needs.‘Tough times don’t last; don’t people do’. Keep trying to save yourself and your family from this deadly disease by taking all possible precautions and the following government guidelines, I am sure one day we will look back at these times and smile for being the survivors. We don’t have to forget the life lessons we have got in these times of world-epidemic to become better human beings and to value our lives more than ever.last_img read more

Sources: Jersey City BOE’s Ali, Roman, expected to seek re-election with…

first_img By John Heinis – June 26, 2018 4:46 pm 0 Sources: Jersey City BOE’s Ali, Roman, expected to seek re-election with JCEA support Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Jersey Board of Education Trustees Mussab Ali and Marilyn Roman are expected to seek re-election in November as two of the three candidates backed by the influential Jersey City Education Association, sources said. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewRoman, a former acting mayor and city council president, was elected to a three-year term on the board in November 2015.Meanwhile, Ali joined the board for a one-year term after winning a nail biter against David Miranda last November. He was sworn in as the first Muslim American Jersey City elected official in January, when he was still only 20 years old.Both incumbents enjoyed the backing of the JCEA in their previous bids for the school board, something that isn’t expected to change this time around.The third member of the union-backed ticket is likely going to be a newcomer that has not previously run for office, sources said.In recent years, the JCEA has faced a challenge from Jersey City United, a trend likely to continue, and there is always the possibility that Mayor Steven Fulop could endorse a ticket – though he hasn’t done so since his falling out with the teachers’ union a couple years ago. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne ElectionsJersey City Community Hudson County commissioners discuss exiting ICE deal, advocates call for no new jail contracts CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Bayonne Previous articleRev. Al Sharpton goes off on Trump, Jersey City development practices during speechNext articleHoboken officials, clergy and activists hold vigil to protest family separations John Heinis Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ Facebook Twitter TAGSjersey city board of educationJersey City Education AssociationMarilyn RomanMussab Ali SHARElast_img read more

Dorian drifts out to sea, severe heatwave hits Southeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — After slamming Canada over the weekend, Dorian has finally moved out to the northern Atlantic Ocean and has lost all of its tropical characteristics.Dorian made landfall on Nova Scotia about 15 miles south of Halifax late on Saturday afternoon with maximum sustained winds at landfall of 100 mph as a Category 2 hurricane. Now that Dorian is gone and the tropics are quieting down — for the time being, at least — there is no threat from tropical systems in the Atlantic for any land mass.Elsewhere, more than 22 large uncontained wildfires have been burning in the western U.S. from California to Montana.Some of the worst ones are in northern California where mandatory evacuations have been ordered over the weekend.A fire in Plumas County, California, north of Sacramento exploded Saturday night into Sunday morning to 38,048 acres and is only 5% contained.The heat will be lower Monday in northern California, however, and the winds won’t be as bad, which should hopefully limit the spread of the fires.The strongest winds and worst fire conditions will be from Utah to Las Vegas and into southern California where Red Flag Warnings and Wind Advisories have been issued with winds gusting as high as 55 mph.While it will remain dry in the Southwest, it will be stormy with possible tornadoes and flooding from the Pacific Northwest into the Rockies.There were two possible tornadoes in parts of Washington and Oregon on Sunday with a tornado reported in Colorado Sunday with winds that gusted to near 80 mph near Salt Lake City.On Monday, severe storms will move into the Midwest from South Dakota to Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, where damaging winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes are possible.The South, however, had numerous record highs reported over the weekend including Monroe, Louisiana hitting 102 degrees Fahrenheit, Houston tying their high with 99 degrees, and Miami reaching 94 degrees on Saturday. On Sunday, Austin, Texas at Camp Mabry hit 102 degrees, New Orleans made it to 99 degrees and Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Tallahassee, Florida both tied their record highs of 98 degrees.A Heat Advisory continues for Alabama and Georgia where highs will be in the mid to upper 90s. But, combined with humidity, the temperature will feel like it is close to 110 degrees.The rest of the south will be hot and it will feel like it is above 100 degrees from Houston to Memphis, Tennessee and all the way down to Jacksonville, Florida. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dillon, members of No. 3 team get tattoos to honor Daytona 500 win

first_imgMORE: ‘This one’s for Dale’ | Complete Daytona 500 resultsAustin Dillon’s celebration after winning his first Daytona 500 in the 60th annual running of the “Great American Race” was pretty epic — butt wait, there’s more.The Richard Childress Racing driver and members of his No. 3 Chevrolet team got (presumably matching) posterior tattoos to commemorate the legendary win.“Pretty cool-looking tattoo,” Dillon told reporters during a press conference Monday morning. “(My wife) Whitney’s probably the only one that’s going to see it for awhile. Pretty cool. Actually a lot of the guys got tattoos last night. Everybody was lined up. It was cool.”Jackman Paul Swan shared some additional details with NASCAR.com on Monday morning.“Originally we came here three years ago on an off-weekend trip,” Swan said. “I think there was like seven of us who got the original ‘Wolfpack’ tattoos. Last night, we obviously won the (Daytona) 500, so we took a bunch of the other crew guys and took them to the same tattoo parlor.” … Bunch of them got the tattoos and me and Austin and some other guys got some new tattoos in an undisclosed location on our bodies celebrating the 500 win. It’s just awesome. Good camaraderie. Fun time with the boys and some good tattoos.”However, not everybody partook in adding some body art.Crew chief Justin Alexander didn’t partake, but offered to get one “on (his) face” should the 3 team meet another milestone.“He chickened out,” Dillon said. “He’ll get one. He said I have to win a championship, so I’ll hold it to him.”last_img read more

Ohio Team uses Joplin Hospital Disaster as Training

first_imgWUPW FOX Toledo, OH – Last Sunday’s deadly and devastating events in Joplin, Mo., will be examined closely by everyone in the disaster response business – especially those in the medical field. The EF-5 200 mph tornado that struck a direct hit on a hospital may provide some lessons learned, especially for a team of Toledo doctors, nurses, and an EMT who already have taken a critical look at evacuating a medical center quickly and efficiently. Their effort focused on going beyond the theoretical and provide a more practical approach when seconds and minutes matter most.last_img read more

Vermont cheesemakers awarded 40 ribbons, including Best of Show at ACS awards

first_imgThe 2016 ACS competition saw 13 Vermont cheesemakers awarded 35 ribbons, including Best of Show third place finish for Greensward created by Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, VT in conjunction with Murray’s Cheese Shop in New York City. For a comprehensive list of the 2017 American Cheese Society winners, visit CheeseJudging.org. The Vermont Cheese Council is a statewide membership based organization with 50 principal cheese producing members and over 20 associate members.  The VCC is committed to promoting the advancement and quality of Vermont cheese through promotion, education and strong peer to peer support.  The organization has been in existence since 1992. For more information, please contact: Tom Bivins, Executive Director at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or call 802-451-8564 or visit the Vermont Cheese Council website at www.vtcheese.com(link is external).Source: Randolph, VT, (July 30, 2017): Vermont Cheese CouncilVBM vermontbiz.com Best of Show Winner Tarentaise Reserve from Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation in Reading.Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Cheese Council (VCC), an organization dedicated to the production and advancement of Vermont Cheese, has announced that Vermont cheesemakers took home 41 ribbons for 13 cheesemakers and companies at the 34th annual American Cheese Society competition in Denver, Colorado Friday evening. Two Vermont cheeses were honored for being Best of Show Winners, including a first- place win for Tarentaise Reserve from Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation in Reading and a third-place for Harbison from Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro.The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation and promotion of farmstead, artisan and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas.  Since its founding in 1983, ACS hosts North America’s foremost annual cheese-based educational conference, and world-renowned cheese judging and competition. This year’s competition included 2024 entries from across North America.  This year’s event titled “Cheese with Altitude” was located in Denver Colorado, the home of the American Cheese Society.  The conference alternates each year between coasts and the middle of the country.  Next year’s event will take place in Pittsburgh, PA., bringing the event “back east.”A record number of Vermont cheesemakers – 30 in total – submitted cheeses to be judged at the prestigious competition this year, due in part to the VCC’s sponsorship programs for ACS membership and entry fee reimbursement. The VCC sponsored Vermont cheesemakers’ ACS entry fees to support their efforts in showcasing their cheese in a competition setting. This year, there were 2024 cheeses from around the US in the competition. All competitors are given judging notes for their products which are helpful in evaluating the cheeses and in some cases, improving the quality of production of cheeses.  The VCC finds this aspect of the competition an invaluable educational tool for its members.Winning Cheeses from Vermont •       Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation, Reading, VT, Tarentaise Reserve, First Place, Best in Show•       Cellars at Jasper Hill Farms, Greensboro, VT, Harbison, Third Place for Best in Show.•       Blythedale Farm, Corinth, VT; Camembert Vermont, third place;•       Boston Post Dairy, Enosburg Falls: Smoked Goud, second place, Gisele, second place;•       Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot, VT, MA: Cabot Salted Butter, second place; Cabot Sour Cream, third place (tie); Lamberton, third place; Cabot Vintage Choice Cheddar, second place (tie); Old School Cheddar, third place (tie); Cabot Cottage Cheese, second place; Cabot Jalapeno Light Cheddar, second place; Cabot Pepper Jack, third place, Cabot Monterrey Jack, third place;•       Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm, Greensboro, VT: Harbison, first place in Category, third place in Best of Show, Moses Sleeper, second place; Alpha Tolman, second place; Cabot Clothbound Select Cheddar, third place (tie) Greensward, first place with Murray’s Cheese;•       Consider Bardwell Farm, West Pawlet, VT: Rupert, second place; Slyboro, second place; Goatlet, first place with Crown Finish Caves, Brooklyn, NY;•       Fairy Tale Farm, Bridport, VT: Barbegazi, third place;•       Grafton Village Cheese Company, Grafton, VT: Bandaged Bismark, third place with Crown Finish Caves, Brooklyn, NY:•       Maplebrook Farm, Bennington, VT: Ricotta Alta, second place, Burrata, second place; Handmade Mozzarella, third place;•       Neighborly Farms, Randolph Center, VT: Organic Colby, second place;•       Parish Hill Creamery, West Westminster, VT: Reverie, third place;•       Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation, Reading, VT : Reading Raclette, first place, Tarentaise Reserve, first place in Category and first place in Best in Show, Project X, third place with Murray’s Cheese;•       Vermont Creamery, Websterville: Mascarpone, second place; Crème Fraiche, first place, Bonne Bouche, third place; Coupole, third place; Unsalted Cultured Butter, first place; Cultured Butter with Sea Salt and Maple, third place (tie);•       Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, Woodstock, VT: Governors Cheddar, second place; Lille Colummiers Bebe, second place(tie)•       von Trapp Farmstead, Waitsfield, VT: Mt. Alice, third place. The state of Vermont, celebrated for its focus on family agriculture, small farms, and Vermont-made products, including cheese, boasts more cheese companies per capita than any other state in the nation.  There are currently 50 members of the Vermont Cheese Council making over 225 varieties of cheese.  Cheesemakers range in size from producers for local farmers markets to producers selling in regional, national and international markets.  Cheesemaking represents 650 million dollars in revenue for Vermont companies.last_img read more

OBITUARY: Longtime Federated Member Marvin Mastroff Passes Away

first_imgSTAUNTON, VA – Marvin Mastroff, founder and president of Miami-based Cold Air Distributors, passed away on Jan. 24 after a prolonged illness. He was 75. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “We are deeply saddened by the passing of a longtime friend and Federated member, Marvin Mastroff,” said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “Marvin touched many lives. He exemplified the very best of those self-made men who rose to success while possessing a remarkable business ethic, a profound devotion to family and friends, and an uncanny sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by a host of friends and business acquaintances.” Born in Rockledge, PA, on December 14, 1933, Mastroff graduated from Olney High School in Philadelphia. In 1956, he moved to Miami and worked as an independent automotive parts jobber before embarking on his own in 1963 and becoming founder and president of Cold Air Distributors. He built his company to its present 15 locations throughout South, Central and West Florida. For the past seven years, Cold Air has grown and prospered under the leadership of Mastroff’s son, Russell. During his storied career, Mastroff also served on the board of directors of IMACA, MACS and on the board of governors for Federated. Mastroff is survived by his wife, Elinor; daughter Laura Mastroff (Frank) Barry; son Russell (Davita) Mastroff; and beloved grandchildren, Alli, Joey Barry and Raechel Mastroff. Advertisement Funeral services will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Forest Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Palm City, FL, officiated by Rabbi Jonathan Kendall of Temple Beit HaYam. Donations in Marvin’s memory may be made to: Temple Beit HaYam 951 S.E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Stuart, FL 34996 or to the American Diabetes Association.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

Scenes From Annual 4th Of July Memorial Flag Carry Parade

first_imgT-shirt with the message: Annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry. Photo by VaLynn Purvis Scene of spectators honoring the flag this morning  during the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry on Grand Canyon Drive. Photo by VaLynn Purvis Scene of a pair of patriotic spectators this morning at the 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry Photo by VaLynn Purvis Scene from the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry this morning in White Rock. Photo by VaLynn Purvis Scene from the 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry this morning on Grand Canyon Drive. Photo by VaLynn Purvis Scene of a group of spectators waving American flags this morning during the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry on Grand Canyon Drive. Photo by VaLynn Purvis Scene this morning from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry on Grand Canyon Drive in honor of all those past and present who have paid for our freedom. Thank You! Photo by VaLynn Purviscenter_img Scene of spectators this morning at the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry this morning on Grand Canyon Drive in honor of all those past and present who have paid for our freedom. Photo by VaLynn Purvis Scene of a spectator saluting the flag this morning at the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carr. Photo by VaLynn Purvis Scene of the flag raising this morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Photo by VaLynn Purvis Scene from the 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry this morning on Grand Canyon Drive. Photo by VaLynn Purvis Message: In honor of all those past and present who have paid for our freedom. Thank You! Photo by VaLynn Purvislast_img read more

Latest valve from Parker offers 25% less power usage

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Petronet LNG Profit Dips, India

first_imgPetronet LNG posted a net profit of Rs. 2253.20 million for the quarter ended June 30, down 17 percent as compared to Rs. 2708.50 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.Total income has increased from Rs. 70570.10 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 to Rs. 84594.40 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.The company’s Dahej LNG terminal processed 129.5 Trillion British thermal units of gas in this quarter, compared to 127.17 Trillion British thermal units of gas in the corresponding quarter.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, July 30, 2013last_img read more