Large turn out in Anchorage rally for Trump impeachment

first_imgFederal Government | Government | PoliticsLarge turn out in Anchorage rally for Trump impeachmentDecember 18, 2019 by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media Share:President Donald Trump speaks to service members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 28, 2019. The President was at the base to meet with service members after returning from a summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Public domain photo by Staff Sgt. Westin Warburton/U.S. Air Force)Approximately 150-200 people gathered for a rally outside the federal building in Anchorage on Dec. 17 at noon.  The crowd was calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office ahead of a vote expected in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday. The event was one of several hundred similar mobilizations around the country organized by progressive and liberal political groups.Attendees were bundled up in the cold, clustered on sidewalk corners of a busy intersection in downtown Anchorage. They waved signs at passing traffic, trading car horn honks for cheers.Most of the sign slogans were pretty straightforward: “Impeachment Now,” or “Nobody’s Above the Law.” Jamie Rodriguez’s read “Country before party.”“This is not Democrat, Republican,” Rodriguez said. “It’s American.”Though she was wearing a “Recall Dunleavy” campaign button, Rodriguez said she was at the rally on principal, not as a partisan. Still, when it comes to how the impeachment proceedings are playing out, she faulted Republicans more than Democrats.“They aren’t doing their jobs. They’re making a travesty out of this,” Rodriguez said.That was a sentiment expressed by a lot of rally attendees. The signs may have singled out Trump, but many were there to send a message to the state’s congressional delegation, demanding, among other things, that they push to remove the president from office.“Lisa Murkowski is a very honorable, honest, valuable person,” Cindy Roberts said. “We know that she is being targeted by the majority in the Senate, and we believe that she can make a very honest decision, so (I’m) lobbying for that.”Like a lot of the people at the rally, Roberts does not have a lot of confidence that Alaska’s other senator, Sen. Dan Sullivan, will break from the Republican party on an impeachment trial.Roberts has been glued to the House hearings on Trump’s alleged misconduct soliciting an investigation from the Ukrainian government against a political rival in exchange for releasing military aid. Malcolm Roberts, Cindy’s husband, worked for Republican Wally Hickel when he served in the Nixon Administration, and helped get Rep. Don Young elected to the congressional seat he still holds.“Now it’s time for some fresh blood,” he said.Malcolm Roberts thinks Young’s conduct on the impeachment investigation is disappointing.The couple says they want accountability for what seems like a clear case of the president abusing his power in office, as it’s been laid out in the House articles of impeachment.Rally-goer River Bean drove down from Palmer, and sees the two articles brought against Trump as the bare minimum in a long list of impeachable offenses.“There are lots more. But I understand the need to focus on two,” he said.He thinks the House impeachment vote is symbolically important, but he isn’t optimistic the Senate will act impartially while trying the charges.“It doesn’t seem like the general population is swayed at all,” he said.Bean doesn’t think the impeachment hearings have changed many people’s minds, That’s a sentiment evidenced in the latest NPR, PBS News Hour, Marist Poll, which found the public’s attitudes towards impeachment “statistically unchanged” over the course of the hearings.Bean said he’s voted for politicians from different parties over the years, but that things have changed under Trump. Like other people at the rally, he thinks divisive national conversations have trickled down to the state level, driving wedges between residents and neighbors who used to get along in spite of ideological differences.“Our whole neighborhood, we’ve been there for three decades, and all the sudden people don’t talk to us,” Bean said. “It’s like, why?”Across the country, the progressive advocacy group Move On helped organize events, and lists a broad range of state and national partner groups as part of its “Impeach and Remove” campaign.There were no visible counter-protesters outside the federal building, although a few drivers rolled down their windows to shout pro-Trump slogans to the crowd.Share this story:last_img read more


RBC Insurance pares product lineup

Mississauga, Ont.-based RBC Insurance Co. is paring back its lineup of insurance products, dropping two life and five living benefit products from its shelf. RBC Insurance, a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, made the decision to suspend selling the products after a recent internal review of its insurance portfolio, pricing, operations, and distribution, a spokesperson indicated. Manulife launches advisor toolkit to support Synergy ad campaign “Evolving client and shareholder expectations, as well as increased regulatory requirements and the economic environment,” were cited as factors contributing to significant change in the insurance industry, said the spokesperson in a statement. As of June 23, RBC Insurance will no longer sell its Term 100 and RBC Universal Life through third-party channels. Also on June 23, it will stop selling five living benefit products through all channels: Related news RBC Insurance says it will continue to offer a number of disability and critical illness products. According to an internal newsletter to advisors, RBC Insurance will be increasing the rates on its level cost of insurance for its Term 100 and RBC Universal Life products already in the market. The insurer also will be reducing its first year commission rates paid on conversions to RBC Universal Life from 60% to 55%, and introducing revised advisor compensation and chargeback schedules. Over recent months, a number of Canadian insurers have made significant changes to their product lineups and services. In January, Montreal-based Standard Life Assurance Co. of Canada decided to exit the individual life and health insurance business to concentrate on its wealth management business. Recently, Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corp. has raised rates on some of its life and critical illness products. With equity markets still volatile and interest rates at historic lows, insurers are having a difficult time achieving the rates of growth needed to match long-term liabilities. Insurers are also being negatively affected by the changing global regulatory environment, with financial firms being asked to hold more capital or make changes to how they run their businesses. Rudy Mezzetta Equitable Life, BGS join forces to offer group creditor insurance Long Term Care Critical Illness Recovery Plan Level Premiums to age 100 Critical Illness Recovery Plan Level Premiums to age 75 pay to age 65 Critical Illness Recovery Plan Return of Premium on surrender/expiry riders Quantum (a disability product) Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Living benefitsCompanies RBC Insurance Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more


61st annual BGPS District Art Show goes virtual

first_img61st annual BGPS District Art Show goes virtualPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, May 27, 2020in: Community News, Youthshare 0 The art show celebrates the work of student artists from every grade levelBATTLE GROUND — More than 500 creative works are on virtual display to celebrate Battle Ground Public Schools’ annual District Art Show. The event, in its 61st year, is posted by category in slideshows on the district website.Battle Ground Public Schools' 61st annual District Art Show features more than 500 pieces by talented student artists such as senior Emma Peterson of River HomeLink. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public SchoolsBattle Ground Public Schools’ 61st annual District Art Show features more than 500 pieces by talented student artists such as senior Emma Peterson of River HomeLink. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public SchoolsThe art show celebrates the work of student artists from every grade level. Pieces on virtual display include 3D sculptures, ceramics, drawings, digital art, photography and paintings. The event was founded in 1959 by the late Bob Peck, who taught art classes and shaped the art program at Battle Ground High School for more than 37 years before he retired. He collaborated with Battle Ground city librarian Florence Rieck to share students’ artistic talents with the community.The District Art Show has morphed and grown over the years and is still a favorite event for students, parents, teachers, and community members alike. This year, due to the public health crisis and school building closures, Battle Ground Public Schools is presenting the art show in a virtual format. Pieces will not be judged this year, but participants will receive a Certificate of Participation. The district also added a Remote Learning category to showcase student artwork that has been completed at home since school buildings closed. Allison Tuchardt, Peck’s daughter and a Battle Ground Public Schools director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, is excited to be able to share students’ creative works in a virtual format and see her father’s legacy continue. She collaborated with the district’s art teachers and communications department to develop the virtual format. “It’s important that we continue this tradition, even in this challenging environment,” Tuchardt said. “Not only are we honoring the creative talents of our students, but we are also demonstrating to them that we can persevere in spite of obstacles.”The public is invited to view students’ art on the district website at provided by Battle Ground Public Schools.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundClark Countyshare 0 Previous : ESD 112 launches innovative Career Connected Learning Network Next : Vancouver Police prescription delivery program discontinuedAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more


University Libraries to restart InterLibrary Loan borrowing for faculty, staff

first_imgTags:covid-19 service updates Published: June 1, 2021 Beginning Tuesday, June 1, the University Libraries will resume borrowing of physical Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials from a select number of institutions to CU Boulder students, faculty and staff.Resumption of this service is part of a phased restart of the libraries’ ILL borrowing.To make an ILL request, register or login to your ILLiad account and enter your IdentiKey username and password. Once logged in, choose the format type and fill out the form with as much information about your item as possible. The more information provided, the greater the likelihood we can fulfill your request quickly.Once you’ve submitted your request and the libraries have received the item from the lending institution, you will receive an email with a link to schedule a pickup time. Borrowers may pick up their request via contactless hold pickup at the east entrance of Norlin Library (near the Sundial Plaza).Time frames between request and check out vary depending on the item and borrowing location. Please plan for longer than average delivery times.Prospector borrowing and document delivery services are not available at this time. last_img read more


Major Upgrading At Melrose Primary and Junior High School

first_imgMajor Upgrading At Melrose Primary and Junior High School EducationOctober 26, 2011 RelatedMajor Upgrading At Melrose Primary and Junior High School FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The learning environment and play area for students enrolled at the Melrose Primary and Junior High School in Kencot, St. Andrew, have been significantly improved, following upgrading works undertaken at the institution. The $26.7 million project, funded under the European Union’s (EU) Poverty Reduction Programme II (PRP II) and facilitated by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), included the construction of changing rooms, perimeter wall fencing, painting of the school, removal and installation of a new roof for the home economics building, installation of new doors, new concrete louvres, installation of gutters, minor electrical works, termite treatment and construction of a playfield.    This should directly benefit 942 students, comprising 398 males and 544 females, with indirect beneficiaries being 5,920 community members, various community groups that host meetings at the school, as well as the wider locality. Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the school’s Little Kew Road premises in Kingston, today (October 25), Managing Director of JSIF, Scarlette Gillings, said the work epitomises the “build back better” approach, in which the design of projects goes far beyond the repair of roofs to encompass a detailed scoping of hazard vulnerability, fitness purpose, user needs, as well as going beyond construction to maintenance and sustainability. She said the community of Kencot provided, through contribution in kind and other provisions, some $6.67 million, amounting to 25 per cent of the project cost. For his part, Head of the European Delegation, Ambassador Marco Alemanni, said the improvement works will allow for children to hone their athletic skills from early. “What we are doing here is just part of the larger plan to help you who are in difficult communities, so that you can come to school and find a place where it is pleasant to study, but also pleasant to play sports and work together,” he said. Ambassador Alemanni said that so far, 17 such projects have been completed or are nearing completion, adding that the EU recently approved another $1 billion to expand and extend the Poverty Reduction Programme. In her remarks, Principal of the school, Jennifer Lee, said it is extremely gratifying to see so many persons benefiting from the playfield and the other facilities, adding that students now have a secure area to engage in their physical activities and also to change after these activities. “The recommissioned field has also been a God-sent as the physical education department and other primary and junior high schools in Kingston and St. Andrew have   seized the opportunity to use the field for the parish football and netball competitions,” she added. Mrs. Lee said the rehabilitated buildings have improved the school’s infrastructure, while enhancing the students learning environment. “The treatment of termites was also greatly welcomed by the school, because we were losing significant investments in teaching material, furniture, classrooms and the plants,” she said. Member of Parliament for the area, Dr. Peter Phillips, lauded the various stakeholders and agencies for their efforts in “raising the quality of school life (at the institution)”. RelatedMajor Upgrading At Melrose Primary and Junior High School Advertisements By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter  RelatedMajor Upgrading At Melrose Primary and Junior High Schoollast_img read more


Minister Thwaites Calls for Renewal of Parenting Culture

first_imgRelatedMinister Thwaites Calls for Renewal of Parenting Culture RelatedMinister Thwaites Calls for Renewal of Parenting Culture FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education, Rev. Hon. Ronald Thwaites, has called for a renewal of the culture of good parenting, where children can benefit from the care and attention of both mother and father. “Being a good parent is the most important thing that any person can do, because the parent, along with the teacher, becomes a creator with Almighty God, in the development of His finest creation, the human spirit, the human person,” the Minister said. He was delivering a message on November 11 at the national church service to launch Parent Month at the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St. Ann. Rev. Thwaites, in his address, also urged parents to listen more to their children.   He stated that parenting in the new Jamaica, “in the transformed world that we are trying to create, will require us to devote more time to listening to our children. It will engage us in the school room, to ensure that there is a wholesome, not hateful curriculum for health and family life”. “It will encourage us towards the values of responsible sexuality, and towards the care and compassion and tolerance for those who adopt different lifestyle; or indeed, who have any challenges or disabilities as so many of our parents do,” he added. The theme for this year’s Parents Month is: ‘Parenting the Right Way: Start Listening to Your Child Today’. Several activities are planned for the month to encourage proper parenting.   Minister Thwaites Calls for Renewal of Parenting Culture EducationNovember 13, 2012center_img Advertisements RelatedMinister Thwaites Calls for Renewal of Parenting Culturelast_img read more


Jack: The major champion

first_imgCurtis Strange, Lee Trevino and Hale Irwin are standing on a range … That’s not the start to a joke, but an actual occurrence a couple of years ago at the Father-Son Challenge. And what are these World Golf Hall of Fame members discussing? What’s the greatest shot you ever saw Jack Nicklaus hit? “We still marvel at this guy,” Strange says. What does it take to be the greatest at what you do? We ask, because we don’t know. We take arbitrary, round numbers like 10,000 and say if you practice that many hours, a high degree of success can be obtained. We argue, no, the ability to achieve such is innate. We compromise and proclaim it is a combination of the two. This isn’t about being great, however – like Strange or Trevino or Irwin – but being the greatest. Jack Nicklaus’ final tally makes him – and it would take strong conjecture to convince many otherwise – the greatest golfer in history. Seventy-three PGA Tour wins, 18 major titles. The latter is the conquering number, greater than the sum total of Gary Player and Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, any combination of players Tiger Woods faced. If there is an argument against Nicklaus being the greatest, it is rooted in Tiger’s decade-long dominance. Yes, Jack faced stronger competition, but Tiger battled deeper fields. Look closely, though, at Jack’s rivals from his major-winning period of 1962-86, from Palmer to Greg Norman. Three times as many players who prospered in that time frame made the Hall of Fame compared with those during Woods’ halcyon days. Tiger’s timeframe was shorter, but add in the current crop of players who could eventually be enshrined and there is still no comparison. This, however, is not the case of Jack v. Tiger. It’s an appreciation of Nicklaus, an examination of what made him the greatest, through his friends and family and peers. Jack Nicklaus at age 13 (Billy Foley, Jack Nicklaus Museum) Cocky. Very confident. Not afraid to let you know he was a big deal. Jack Saeger, Robin Obetz and Joe Berwanger have been Nicklaus’ friends for over six decades. That’s how they describe the kid who carded 51 over his first recorded nine holes at Scioto Country Club when he was 10. “Jack had no qualms about the fact that he could be better than Sam Snead,” Saeger says, “and I think he was in the sixth or seventh grade.” But in there are other, more flattering words as well: Extremely intelligent, very loyal, a regular guy, a great friend. Purpose driven. That’s another one. Ten-thousand hours of practice, who can say? But Jack will tell you rare was the day he didn’t go to the range following a round. Sixty-four or 74, there was something to be gleaned. Maybe he just needed to hit five or six balls to get the right feel. Then it was glove off and family time. Waste not, want not. “Even in practice rounds, he never hit a careless or casual putt. There was always a purpose,” says longtime friend and former PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman. “His preparation for each shot, whether it was for a practice round or whether it was for winning the Masters, was identical.” “He wasn’t on the range gabbing with folks,” says 1996 Open champion Tom Lehman. “He was out there working. He was doing everything with a purpose.” Physical gifts? Jack had that in spades. For all the early derision, he wasn’t chubby as much as burly. He was a solid 6 feet tall back then, legs like tree trunks. And he’d wield that 1946 MacGregor persimmon driver like Paul Bunyan’s ax. “He was so strong,” says 1992 U.S. Open winner Tom Kite, “that if he did drive it crooked he could always muscle it out of the rough.” Not that he ever hit it offline, right? Well, of course he did. But as time passes, legends grow. And 31 years after his final major win, people will tell you Jack never hit a wayward shot at the wrong time and never missed a putt that mattered. “He could do it higher and better and straighter and longer and more accurately than anybody. You just marveled at, my gosh, I can never do that. How am I ever gonna beat this guy? Well, you couldn’t. If he was on his game you weren’t going to beat him,” says two-time U.S. Open champion Strange. “And let’s not forget that Jack Nicklaus is the best putter that’s ever played the game,” adds 1977 PGA champion Lanny Wadkins. “How many crucial putts did he hole?” instructor David Leadbetter asks rhetorically. “If you had your life on a 10-foot putt, you’d ask Jack Nicklaus to putt it.” “You gotta have the head. You gotta have heart. You gotta have great devotion to wanting to be the best,” says 1958 PGA champion Dow Finsterwald. “And he had all three, which was proven numerous times.” But there’s something else, something beyond truth and slight exaggeration, something we can’t comprehend. We very much want to. We want it to be a mathematical equation we can solve, scientific reasoning we can explain. We need an answer to every question and a response of Well, Jack just had it doesn’t wash. What is IT? Jack possesses that something and even he’s hard-pressed to tell you what IT is. Rather, he has no interest in giving it meaning. He doesn’t look at himself as exceptional; though, he’s aware that he can do things that others cannot. Case in point, the 1972 U.S. Open. Jack hits his famous 1-iron off the flagstick on the par-3 17th at Pebble Beach to sew up his second consecutive major victory. Of this, you know well. Everything about the moment is iconic: a 1-iron, Pebble Beach, 71st hole of the U.S. Open, a near-ace, Jack Nicklaus. But there’s more to the story. And even if you know the details, it’s no less extraordinary. “I had 219 yards, the wind was in my face, left to right,” he says of that shot. “I was going to play a lowish draw … but, obviously, I didn’t want to hook it. “I leaned a little bit and I took the club back and I shut my face a little bit … got a little bit too far inside, but my timing was so good that week that I was able to adjust and come down and hold onto it a little bit more through the ball, and ended up getting the shot that I wanted. “Most people can think of one, maybe two things during a golf swing. I can think of five or six and do them.” This is when kids insert a blank stare emoticon. “He’s not normal,” Mike Malaska, worldwide director of instruction for Nicklaus Golf Academies, says. “But then, normal people don’t win 18 majors.” Dr. John Tickell wrote a book with Nicklaus, “Golf & Life”, and offers a little insight into Jack’s not-so-normal way of thinking. According to the good doc, the two were about to board a helicopter when Jack tells him that he’s going to need his own set of controls. Excuse me? All you can control 100 percent of the time is yourself, he tells Tickell. Jack isn’t Arnie, he’s not an aviator. But if the pilot had a heart attack, he was quite certain he’d get them safely on the ground. Normal? No. But we’re all unique in some way. Jack, as he sees it, is just Jack. He’s never tried to solve himself, never sought to live in a Brave New World where IT can be explained and shared. Jack just sets his eyes forward and moves in that direction. Jack Nicklaus at the 1986 Masters (Getty Images) Close your eyes. Not now, but soon. When you do, imagine Jack winning a regular PGA Tour event, any one of his 55. Now close your eyes for five seconds. 1 … 2 … 3 … 4 … 5 … What did you see? Nothing? That’s because Jack Nicklaus didn’t create run-of-the-mill memories. The aforementioned 1-iron in ’72. The 1-iron in ’67. The putter heave in ’70. The leap in ’75. Arms raised in ’80. “Yes, sir,” in ’86. Major names and course locations aren’t necessary. You know the details. They’re some of golf’s most defining moments. And these, and many more, were authored by Nicklaus – all under a harsh glare meant to expose a player’s worth. Jack was born for majors. He knew before he saw Hogan at the Masters on TV in 1953 that certain events were more prestigious than others, and that he wanted to win those certain events. He competed in the U.S. Junior, had Bobby Jones watch him up close and personal as a 15-year-old in the ’55 U.S. Amateur. Qualified for his first U.S. Open at 17. After Jack won the 1959 U.S. Am at The Broadmoor, his dad, Charlie, called home and said to his wife, Sissy, I think our son was born for greatness. “My dad just, he just knew,” says Jack’s sister, Marilyn Hutchinson. In Jack’s first full season on the PGA Tour, 1962, he played 26 events. He never played that much in a single season the remainder of his career. After 1970, he never played in more than 19 events a year. Jack had a plan. He’d play a select number of the same events each year and sprinkle in a few new ones. But everything was geared toward being in prime competitive shape to win majors, particularly the Masters. Jack says he would base his first three months on Tour playing courses where he could work on shots he’d play at Augusta. “It was a different mindset. We couldn’t play that way. We had to make a living. Jack was gonna make a living no matter what, so we played more tournaments. We had to put bread on the table,” says Wadkins. “What he did carried over into the modern day that people really focus on [majors].” “He did it a little bit differently,” says four-time major champion Raymond Floyd. “He would go into a major the week previous, play some rounds, go back home and maybe come in on Tuesday or Wednesday. That was his way of doing things. He was prepared, focused. And he beat everybody mentally.” “I don’t think anybody ever went into a major better prepared than Jack,” says Ohio sportswriter Kaye Kessler, who’s been writing about “Jackie boy” since 1950. “That includes Tiger, and certainly not the kids today.” Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones at the Masters (Nicklaus family) Thirteen. Jack was never obsessed with that number, in the same way Tiger targeted 18. He didn’t put Jones’ major victory record in his crosshairs. In fact, he says that it wasn’t until his win in the 1970 Open at St. Andrews, when Associated Press writer Bob Green informed him he was only three shy of Jones – including Jack’s two U.S. Am wins – that Nicklaus gave pause. “From then on,” he says, “major tournament numbers were certainly a goal for me.” But even then the goal wasn’t to win 14 or 18 or 25. It was to win as many as possible, whatever that might bring. That it was Jones whom he was chasing for the record was poetic. Jack’s father revered the man, and, so too, would Jack. That admiration only increased Jack’s major focus. Focus. Let us not forget that. In addition to the power and accuracy and pressure putting and that something we can’t explain, Jack has an uncanny ability to shield himself from outside influence. It was first evident in the 1962 U.S. Open, when he overcame Arnie and his audacious army to win his first major title. Jack has said, repeatedly, that even though the Palmer-friendly fans at Oakmont got his father’s goat, they never bothered him. He had a tournament to win. As Barbara Nicklaus, Jack’s wife of 57 years, says: “I think the house could continue to burn down around him, if he happens to be watching television and was really interested. He wouldn’t even notice.” “At Augusta one year, there was a car wreck right behind the fourth green,” says Malaska. “And he was getting ready to hit a putt and the car screeched and the wreck happened. They were walking to the fifth tee and [son/caddie] Jackie said, ‘Didn’t you hear that wreck?’ And he says, ‘What wreck?’” Wadkins first played alongside Nicklaus in the opening two rounds of the ’72 U.S. Open. He recalled during one of the days, Bing Crosby walked out of his house, into the 14th fairway and chatted up Jack for five minutes – during play. “Jack was just calm and handled it and moved on. Didn’t faze him,” Wadkins says. Nicklaus has always been able to compartmentalize. Barbara will tell him, Jack, we’ve got a problem over here. To which Jack will reply, Barbara, I can’t worry about that now. I’ll deal with that when I’m done with this. In the 1971 PGA Championship, the Nicklauses shared a house with the Players. Jack and Gary were 1-2, in that order, after the third round. Tension? Not a bit, according to Jack. Just dinner and conversation. Your typical Saturday night with friends. “He never brought golf home with him,” daughter Nan says. For the record, Jack prevailed that Sunday. After three sub-par rounds to build a lead, he closed in 1-over 73 to win by two. It was typical Jack and a showcase of traits he inherited from both his father and mother. From Charlie, aggression. From Helen, caution. “He was disciplined with his power. He didn’t try to overpower a golf course. He made decisions when to lay up, when his calculation was that the odds were not in his favor,” Beman says. “Jack was very judicious in his decision making. He did not waste strokes so he didn’t have to make so many birdies.” “Jack was a surgeon,” says instructor Butch Harmon. “He just knew how to cut up a golf course. He knew how to take it apart, piece by piece.” Saturday evening at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 1996. The sun is growing tired and just about everyone with a final-round tee time has gone home, save for the man with the six-shot lead. After multiple failures to win a major, Lehman is almost a sure bet to finally get it done. Almost. Remember, this is ’96, the same year Norman squandered the same margin at the Masters. So, there’s Lehman grinding away on the practice green when …  “[Jack] came driving by, stopped and rolled down the window and he just said, ‘Look, just lay in the weeds and let everybody beat themselves tomorrow,’” Lehman says. Lehman shot 73 and won by two. Sounds familiar. That’s the way Jack did it. He won his first four majors of the ‘70s never breaking par in the final round. He twice shot 65 on Sunday to win a major, both times when trailing. He twice shot 74 on Sunday to win a major, both times when leading. The other 14 final-round scores fell in between. “He didn’t shoot those 64s and 5s, really low scores [in the final round of majors]. He didn’t shoot those big numbers, either. He stayed right in there and everybody else sort of fell off the bandwagon in trying to achieve that major championship win,” says three-time U.S. Open winner Irwin. “He had the game and the intelligence and the wherewithal to stay in the game and not beat himself.” For Jack it was a simple approach: Just do what’s necessary to win. “I always looked at a leaderboard and if I saw Palmer, Player, Watson, Trevino, Casper, those guys’ names up there, I knew that I’m gonna have to play [well],” Jack says. “If I saw some other names up there I knew that maybe I didn’t have to play as well, but I had to not be stupid … I didn’t have to win it with spectacular golf ‘cause usually those guys always self-destructed.” “I think the majority of people are scared to win,” he continues. “I’m not naming names, but I can name you some really good players who never won much because every time they got themselves into contention they were afraid of what they felt like it would do to their life and their career. “I always embraced winning.” Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson at the 1977 Open (Getty Images) You don’t have to win them all, Jack. That’s what famed writer Herbert Warren Wind once told Nicklaus at Augusta. Just win one a year and you’ll be the greatest ever. He did win at least one major in 13 different seasons, stretching over a 25-year period. That kind of longevity, that sustained excellence is what propels the greatest of his generation to the greatest of all time. When Jack was a kid, he lost a junior event and stormed off the last green. Charlie grabbed him and said, You get over there and shake that boy’s hand or nobody will ever think anything of you. That lesson of sportsmanship carried through a lifetime, and down to Jack’s children’s children. For all of his triumphs, Jack is almost as famous for his graciousness in defeat. But just because you’re respectful doesn’t mean you have to enjoy losing. After he earned one of his 19 career runner-up finishes in a major at the 1971 Masters to Charles Coody, the sting lingered a little longer than usual. Being beaten, Jack always rationalized, was acceptable. It happens. Losing, by your own doing, like playing the second nine at Augusta in 1 over and not birdieing either of the par 5s, is not. “I was way down on myself,” Jack says. “The idea was that the Masters set the stage for the year. If I didn’t win the Masters, to me, it was not gonna be a good year.” The next week was the Tournament of Champions. Jack didn’t want to go. Barbara was having none of that: “I said, ‘No, you can’t act like a spoiled child. We will go to the Tournament of Champions.'” And they did. And Jack won. Poor Barbara. She knows just how competitive her husband can be. She doesn’t play much golf, but one day hit “a little miracle” that ended up about 4 feet from the hole. “For an actual, real birdie,” she says. “And Jack’s about 40 feet away, off the green. And he holes it. I was kinda mad. He wasn’t gonna let me beat him on one hole.” It took son Gary hitting a 1-iron to 6 inches and making eagle on the par-5 18th at Lost Tree Club when he was 14 to beat his dad for the first time. “He never let me beat him,” Gary says. “Never would let me beat him.” Whether it’s golf, fishing, bridge or tennis, Jack always gives you his best. And he expects the same from you. Don’t think about soft-serving one his way, even if you are a tennis pro. That’s when the lectures start, they’ll tell you. Internal drive, however, has its limits. You need that external push to see how far you can go. Jack Nicklaus and family at Congressional Gold Medal reception (Nicklaus family) Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. Arthur Ashe’s words are succinct and insightful, and not at all easy to live by. There are those who enjoy the journey and those who just want to reach the destination. Nicklaus is among the minority in the former. Jack didn’t just want to win. He didn’t just want to make money. He wanted to compete. He wanted the challenge. He wanted to prove that he had the game to win The Open. He wanted to prove that he wasn’t washed up after the ’79 season or before the ’86 Masters. He wanted the best of Palmer and Player. When Trevino and Miller and Weiskopf, and then Watson emerged, he wanted their best, too. Seve, Faldo, Langer, Lyle, Woosie, Norman – even past his prime, he wanted all they could offer. “Had none of those guys come along, I may not have pushed myself as hard. It was good for me,” Jack says. “Of course I took it as a challenge. Who wouldn’t? … There were all these young guys coming along, ‘Oh, here’s the next guy that’s gonna take Nicklaus off the throne.’ Fine. I love that.” In the early ’70s, Johnny Miller was playing better than anyone in the world and, as a surprise to no one, figured he was now on Jack’s level. Frank Christian, longtime Augusta National photographer, ran into Nicklaus at the Masters and Jack asked him what he thought about Johnny’s take. Christian said, “Well, I can only tell you that Lee Trevino said somebody oughta take Johnny Miller behind the barn and tan his hide because he’s made Jack Nicklaus mad. Now none of us have a chance.” Trevino long said, don’t poke the sleeping bear. Just let him lie, man. It finally happened after a pair of major victories in 1980. Professional complacency got the better of Nicklaus. His kids were growing up, active in all kinds of sports. A limited Tour schedule reduced further, and the wins dried up. But Jack always had that balance. He didn’t separate golf and family. They were both integral parts of his life, with the latter outweighing the former. Barbara and the kids came to tournaments. Jack never played more than two weeks in a row. He’d play at certain events only if they could guarantee him late-early tee times, so he could fly home Friday afternoon for high school football games and then fly back Saturday morning for Round 3. That competitive desire had lasted, on a professional level, for the better part of two decades. It had to dissipate at some point. And, of course, with Jack it didn’t happen until after a double-major season at age 40. “He wasn’t just focused on golf. Family was important to him. The world was bigger than just golf,” Beman says. “He had a broad spectrum on life, which is one of the reasons he was so successful.” Beman was successful. He won the U.S. (twice) and British Ams, a host of other prominent amateur events, earned four PGA Tour titles, and commissioned the Tour. Jack was the greatest. Nicklaus competed in 72 majors as a professional in the 1960s and ’70s. Fifty-six times he finished inside the top 10, compared with four missed cuts. From 1963-80, he once finished outside the top 6 at The Open. Once. “And he only won, like, three of them. Only, you know, I mean he could have won 10 of them,” says 1988 PGA champion Jeff Sluman of Jack’s success at The Open. “If things really broke well for him, he might have gobbled up 30 of ’em [overall]. He was that good.” Even when discussing the greatest it’s impossible not to wonder: What if? What if Wayne Gretzky never left Edmonton? What if Muhammad Ali had never been suspended? What if Michael Jordan had never played baseball? What if Tiger had been faithful? What if Jack Nicklaus had drawn a line between his personal and professional lives? What if he didn’t let his kids tag along for practice rounds? What if he didn’t let them caddie for him? What if he didn’t have to dig shoes out of the mud with his 7-iron – during a round? “What do you mean?” Jack says. “They were part of my life and I wanted to share it with my family. I wanted them to understand what Dad did and be part of what went on. “That’s been the foundation of what we’ve done.” Jack Nicklaus is about four, maybe five inches shorter in stature than he used to be. He’s a little more slumped, a little more round. The blond has thinned a little, but it’s still a good head of hair. He is no longer the burly kid of the ’60s, with the crew cut and cigarettes. He’s not the fit and more fashionable man of the ’70s. He’s no longer playing competitively and rarely socially. Today, he’s at the children’s hospital bearing his name, making visits to the staff and patients. He’s with Barbara, raising money for charity and his foundation. He’s traversing the globe with new course projects. He’s in Buffalo watching his grandson play for the Bills or in South Florida watching a granddaughter swim. Son Michael will tell you that when they go fishing, he has to catch more than you. He can’t sit still, Barbara says. He just cannot be bored, must be active. And whatever he’s doing – and he’s always doing something – he’s not going to do it half-assed. The greatest never do. “Striving for mediocrity,” son Gary says, “is his biggest pet peeve.”last_img read more


News / A focus on price, not value, causes freight rate portals and ‘digital forwarders’ to struggle

first_img© Olivier Le Moal “Price portals are as active as ever. Price is still a huge factor for shippers,” he commented.Moreover, price portals usually can also be used to find capacity, he added. “It’s more a combination of capacity and price now,” he said.Price and capacity alone may not be enough going forward, though, he thinks. “You need systems that not only look at price and capacity but also at factors like wait times,” he reflected.Karl-Heinz Legler, general manager for Rutherford Global Logistics, regards the exclusive focus on price and capacity as a major shortcoming of the digital forwarder concept. Digital platforms or forwarders are good for finding lower rates, but lack operational insights and can leave the shipper stranded if something goes awry, he argued.“Yes, you may pay $100 less, but there is no service. If something goes wrong, you’re in trouble,” he said.He stressed that this should not be taken as an argument for ignoring digitisation. Instead of the commoditisation aspect, operators should look to the elements that can help add value, he said: “Forwarders have to get into the digitised world – with things like blockchain, things that give value to the shipper and the forwarder.”From the airline side, Tim Strauss has other reservations about the use of portals. The vice-president of cargo of Air Canada finds the notion of one rate to put out misleading.“We have so many different rates, depending on different routing options, service elements, what day of the week you’re shipping and specific contracts. There is really a high degree of variation,” he commented. “It’s not a true auction market.”This is unlikely to stop new entrants from streaming into the market or new offerings from existing players. Last month technology provider SimpliShip unveiled an instant freight pricing interface designed to enable forwarders and NVOS to offer real-time pricing on their own websites. Without a doubt, there is interest in tools that provide better pricing and capacity visibility, but without more sophisticated service elements they will continue to struggle to find sufficient traction among forwarders. At some point San Francisco-based Shyp claimed a valuation of $250m; at the end of March the portal that had started out offering a simple worldwide shipping solution to small merchants ended its four-year run and shut down its operations. Efforts to stem its losses in the wake of a rapid expansion by pulling out of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and focusing on core activities brought some relief, but too little too late, according to Shyp CEO Kevin Gibbon.In a crowded landscape, some shipping portals are bound to fail, noted Albert Saphir, principal of logistics consulting firm ABS Consulting. Practically every week a new player enters the scene, he remarked.Shyp blamed its demise to some extent on competitive pressure, besides strategic mistakes that left it unable to attain the necessary margins. At the same time, though, the shift in the market raises questions about the appeal of shipping portals. When carriers were chasing business with flurries of discount pricing moves, these offered a good handle on finding bargains, but the shortage of capacity in several sectors – notably air cargo and trucking – has prompted forwarders and shippers to secure capacity through long-term contracts, undermining the case for ad hoc rate shopping.However, Mr Saphir doubts that the capacity bottlenecks have undermined the interest in portals.center_img By Ian Putzger 10/04/2018last_img read more


Convention of Young European Citzens, France

first_img Tweet Pocket Convention of Young European Citzens, France By mladiinfo says: Deadline: 30 April 2011Open to: young people over 20Fee: from 120€ to 200€  depending on the participant country, check cost belowVenue: 7 – 17 July 2011, Cluny, FranceSince 2001, the Convention of Young European Citizens has received the label “Université Européenne d’Eté“ from the French Ministry of youth, Education and Research (Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l’Education Nationale et de la Recherche) every year.How can Europe be an international peace keeper by building fortress around its boundaries? What  solidarity is Europe offering the world in the face of new challenges for future generations to come? At a national level, the increase in individualism is raising question about the solidarity between different generations and different social groups.EligibilityYoung people over 20.ApplicationSend a letter of motivation and CV to [email protected] selected candidates must confirm their participation by  transferring the sum of :* 200 € for citizens of : Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands,  United Kingdom, Sweden.* 120€ for citizens of :  Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, The Czech Republic,  Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and third countries.The costs for accommodation, working  materials and meals will be paid for by the European Institute.Travel costs will be at the expense of the candidates.ContactInstitut Européen de Cluny – CCICArts et Métiers ParisTechRue Porte de Paris71250 CLUNY – FRANCETél. : (00 33) (0) 3 85 59 53 60Fax : (00 33) (0) 3 85 59 53 [email protected] Webpage Reddit on April 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm Hi Diana, Nowhere have I found the information about the necessity of being a student, so I suppose anybody could apply.I will change it in the text, too and I apologise for misunderstanding. Kind regards, Kristina,Mladiinfo LinkedIn 0 Europe on the Menu: Summer School on Food, Culture and Agriculture Share 0 Hi, Is this convention only for students? Can graduates take part?Thank you Freedom to Create Prize →center_img April 8, 2011 Published by Site Default Young European Citizens’ Convention, France +1 on April 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Similar Stories ← Tochka Workshop in Multimedia Journalism on Subcultures, Russia By Diana says: 2 thoughts on “Convention of Young European Citzens, France” Log in to Reply last_img read more


MY World 360° – Media Competition 2020 for Emerging Creators Worldwide

first_img ← African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science British Council COVID-⁠19 Students’ Policy Challenge Deadline: 31 August 2020Open to: creators of all ages from anywhere in the worldBenefits: selected stories will be shared as part of the MY World 360° Selection, and showcased as part of United Nations events and activationsDescriptionSince 2018, MY World 360˚ creators around the world have used immersive storytelling to share what is going on in their communities and to inspire action on the Sustainable Development Goals, a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. From climate action reporting to stories of local innovation and resilience, participants shine a spotlight on issues most relevant to them and their communities, by using new and emerging multimedia formats.For this new cycle of MY World 360°, they invite creators of all ages, globally and in all languages, to share how they themselves, or people in their community, are making a difference in the face of COVID-19, and how these actions bring us closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Share with them your vision for the world you want to see after COVID19, a world where the Goals are achieved.They recognize that many people are restricted to move freely in the effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, they are expanding the call to all types of immersive media and encourage virtual team work and co-creation across borders to harness the world’s collective creativity and ideas.EligibilityThey invite creators of all ages, globally and in all languages.What types of media will be considered?Your MY World 360° story may include one or more of the following:Audio recordings that engage listeners with a story or new ideaMixed media projects that combine drawings, photos, audio, video, animation and/or text in a unique wayPanorama or 360° photography or video that immerses viewers in a new experience, point of view, or placeAugmented Reality (AR) that brings digital content into our experience of the real worldInteractive digital games, simulations, or experiences that combine 2D, 3D, or Virtual Reality (VR) elementsPhotogrammetry and 3D modeling that share natural or cultural artifactsOr something else—show us what’s possible!What stories are they looking for?They encourage you to be creative within the context of your situation. Here are some guiding questions that might be helpful as you get started.How are you or people in your community making a difference in the face of COVID-19?How do these issues get us closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?What’s your vision for a world where the Goals are achieved?What makes a compelling submission?Potential for impact: Who is the intended audience for your media and how will it inspire change?Creative use of media and technology: How are you combining tools and techniques in a unique way to convey a message or tell a story?#TogetherAlone: How might you connect virtually with someone to share ideas and perspectives, or to co-create something?BenefitsShare your talent with the world and help tell the stories that ignite positive action with the world.Selected stories will be shared as part of the MY World 360° Selection, and showcased as part of United Nations events and activations.Connect with other MY World 360° creators from around the world, develop your skills and access mentoring and sharing opportunities.How to apply?Submit your media through and share tagging @SDGAction and @DigitalPromise and using #MYWorld360For more information, please visit the official web page. Better Together – Global Online Program Photo Competition – Thomas Reuters Foundation Tweet MY World 360° – Media Competition 2020 for Emerging Creators Worldwide Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 May 27, 2020 Published by abinaidah Reddit Share 0 Pocket +1 Facebook Artificial Intelligence Hackathon →last_img read more


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