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Houston Baptist’s Johnson, McNeese’s King Land Southland’s McDonald Scholarships

first_imgBeyond the classroom and basketball, Johnson volunteers with the following organizations: K-9 Angels Rescue, Houston Food Bank, and Hurricane Harvey Relief (2017). She servs as an HBU Tutor at the Academic Success Center and as an HBU Teacher’s Assistant. Johnson coaches at the HBU Basketball Free Kid’s Clinics and Women’s Basketball Elite Camps, and is a member of HBU Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the HBU Catholic Student Association. Heading into the final weekend of regular-season play, King has appeared in 19 games for the Cowboys, recording an ERA of 3.30.Johnson and King were chosen from more than 15 soon-to-graduate or already graduated student-athletes. Applicants must have at least a 3.75 GPA and have lettered at least two seasons at the nominating institution. Each recipient must enroll in a full-time graduate program within one year of receiving the award. Johnson made the Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll for three straight years (with the 2019 announcement set for June), was an All-Conference Third Team selection (2017-18) and is a two-time HBU Varsity Athlete of the year (2016-17 and 2017-18). Johnson has made the Houston Baptist Dean’s List every semester since the fall of 2015. Additionally, she is a member of the Alpha Chi, Sigma Pi, and Chi Alpha Sigma National Honor Societies. On the court, the guard ranked 11th in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball for 3-point shooting percentage (43.3), a figure that led the Southland in 2018-19.  In her career, she amassed more than 1,000 career points. In 2017-18, she served as the Southland Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) team representative. In addition to her academic all-America recognition, Johnson’s honors this year include: CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team; Southland Conference All-Academic First Team; and All-Conference Honorable Mention. The senior is also involved with his athletic department’s Student Advisory Committee and the baseball team’s leadership council. She plans to attend Johns Hopkins University to obtain her PhD in Cross-Disciplinary Biomedical Science. The F.L. McDonald Scholarship is the league’s ultimate academic honor for graduating student-athletes. The award is presented annually to one female and one male student-athlete and is selected by the Southland Conference Faculty Athletic Representative Committee. The $5,000 scholarship must be applied to graduate study at an institution of the recipient’s choice. He participates as a leader for Team IMPACT, a nonprofit organization that connects children with serious and chronic illness to collegiate athletic teams. Bryan King, McNeese King, a senior from Parker, Colo. (Ponderosa High School), boasts a 4.0 GPA while majoring in natural resource conservation. The left-handed pitcher is expected to pick up his fourth varsity letter following the current baseball season before returning to his home state to attend the University of Denver for graduate school in order to “engage conservation plans for current and future generations,” as he states. The award was established in 1996 in memory of Dr. F.L. McDonald, a former president of Lamar University and 1999 Southland Hall of Honor inductee. McDonald was serving as Lamar’s president in 1963 when the Southland Conference was established. He is considered one of the league’s founding fathers. He is a 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection. King’s campus involvement includes membership in the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success and the McNeese Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. King volunteers at St. John Elementary in Lake Charles, reading and mentoring students. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference announced the two student-athletes receiving the 2019 F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarships: Houston Baptist women’s basketball player Amanda Johnson and McNeese baseball player Bryan King. Commissioner Tom Burnett made the announcement Thursday. Johnson and King will be recognized Tuesday at the annual Southland Honors Dinner and Ceremony at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco. Amanda Johnson, Houston BaptistJohnson, a senior basketball player from Georgetown, Texas (Georgetown High School), is a biology major and physics minor with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The two-time team captain is a CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team selection.last_img read more

Sterling out of England WC qualifiers

first_imgLONDON, England (AP): Injury has denied Raheem Sterling the chance to take his fine Manchester City form away with England. The 21-year-old winger has responded to a tough European Championship after which he called himself “the hated one” by flourishing under Pep Guardiola at City. Sterling has scored five goals in 10 appearances for City this season, but an unspecified injury means he will miss interim manager Gareth Southgate’s first matches in charge of England, against Malta and Slovenia. Andros Townsend had been named yesterday as Sterling’s replacement for the World Cup qualifiers, with the Crystal Palace winger returning to the England squad for the first time since the pre-Euro 2016 friendlies. The former Tottenham and Newcastle player will join the rest of the squad when they convene at their St George’s Park base in central England on Tuesday. England hosts Malta at Wembley Stadium on October 8, before playing away at Slovenia on October 11. Southgate is in temporary charge after Sam Allardyce’s contract was terminated last week after just one game and 67 days in the position. A British newspaper investigation showed Allardyce appearing to offer advice to fictitious businessmen on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice, and also negotiating a £400,000 (US$519,000) public-speaking contract. Southgate has been promoted from the under-21 set-up until at least November when England also plays Scotland and Spain. “I’ve exchanged messages with Sam. It was important to thank him,” Southgate said. “I didn’t want to be seen as someone who was waiting in the wings for an opportunity. “After these seven weeks everyone can take a step back and think about what the future might be.”last_img read more

NDS Finance Manager Sentenced for Stealing Malaria Drugs Money

first_imgWesley Jlue, the finance manager of the National Drug Service (NDS), found guilty after confessing that he and his boss, Beyan Johnson, diverted hundreds of thousands of United States dollars generated from the sale of drugs intended to fight against malaria, was last week sentenced to five years imprisonment.The money, Jlue claimed, was withdrawn from what he described as a” “facilitation account,” he and his boss jointly opened at the First International Bank (FIB) to process NDS’ customer discount and to settle other related expenses.Interestingly, the drugs were donated to the government by the Global Fund, the world’s largest financer of anti-AIDS, TB and Malaria programs, which is being managed by the NDS,“Jlue is sentenced to five years imprisonment immediately and is ordered to pay the amount of US$358,366.12 and LD$1,916,495.60,” Judge Yussif Kaba of Criminal Court ‘C” said.  “Same represents double the gains derived from your criminal act.”Surprisingly, Jlue was charged with the commission of the crimes of theft of property and forgery, following a complaint by his boss, Johnson that he (Jlue) singlehandedly opened an account in the name of the institution, where he allegedly transferred hundreds of checks.Jlue’s prison sentence did not take place immediately as it was declared by the court, because his lawyers took serious exception to the ruling and announced an appeal before the Full Bench of the Supreme Court.Besides, the crimes are bailable offences under the law and he is also enjoying a criminal bond, as provided by the law.Granting his appeal, Judge Kaba declared, “exception noted and appeal being a matter of rights, it shall stall the enforcement of this matter.”His decision to appeal against the ruling stemmed from Judge Kaba’s action to deny his request to reverse the unanimous guilty verdict earlier brought against him by the petty jury.As part of that request, Jlue’s lawyers argued that the verdict was contrary to the weight of the evidence produced during the trial.They contended that the facilitation account opened at First International Bank (FIB) was based upon the instruction of the managing director, Beyan Johnson, to process customer discounts and to settle other related expenses, which, according to them, was ignored by the jury.They further argued that the money was only withdrawn by him upon authorization of his boss. However, his boss who brought the charge against him was vindicated from the charges.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Photographer’s murder trial continues as Police officer testifies

first_imgPhotographer Rayan Carter, of 575 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, appeared yesterday before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman as the Preliminary Inquiry continued into the murder of Kaneville resident Ishwar Ramanah on January 13th, 2018.Carter, 22, was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge, and isMurder accused Rayan Carter                Dead: Ishwar Ramanahexpected to return to court later this month.The facts presented to the court indicated that Carter was remanded to prison after being charged with the death of the machine operator, who was fatally shot during a robbery at his home in January last.Ramanah, called ‘Jack,’ of 624 Macaw Drive, Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, was shot in the abdomen during the robbery, which occurred around 12.10 am on December 13th, 2017.The attack was carried out by two gunmen who invaded his home and robbed him of a $40,000 gold chain.Ramanah had been rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was treated before being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH). He underwent surgery, and had been admitted as a patient of the Intensive Care Unit of the GPHC, where he succumbed.last_img read more

City moves forward with new fire hall

first_imgPhoto:  A 3D rendering of what the new fire hall could look like in Fort St. John – SubmittedBy Christine Rumleskie – Advertisement -Fort St. John’s firefighters are much closer to having a brand new fire hall in the Energetic City.At the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday afternoon, Kim Johnston from Johnston Davidson Architecture and Planning Inc., presented the plans for the project.Johnston says the building will be located on 93rd Avenue and 93rd Street, and will have a post-disaster design as well.[asset|aid=2874|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d1f9621d0267b09e40f05f2b9ddda95c-Kim Johnston 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Related story:Council mulls City’s green policy on new fire hall The design incorporates a backup server for the City. It will also be able to house more trucks, and include a training room for the firefighters.Johnston says the project is expected to cost around $10.5 million, which includes everything from planning to purchasing furniture.City Manager Dianne Hunter says there’s enough money in the reserves to cover half of the facility’s costs, and the rest could come from the Fair Share grant. The Peace River Regional District will also provide $1.2 million.  The chart below shows a break down of where the money will come from:2010 Facility Upgrading Reserve        $2,000,000Advertisement 2010 Fair Share Reserve                     $3,000,0002011 Reserves                                     $2,000,0002011 Fair Share                                   $2,300,000Peace River Regional District             $1,200,000Total Cost                                           $ 10,500,000A recommendation was presented at the City Council meeting on Monday, for the project to move forward to the Preparation of Construction Documentation Phase.Advertisement Hunter advised Councilors that if the recommendation were to pass, it would mean the City is serious about constructing a new fire hall. [asset|aid=2875|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d1f9621d0267b09e40f05f2b9ddda95c-Hunter – fire hall construction 1_1_Pub.mp3] She says if the tenders come in too high, Council will have a chance to revisit the project before any decision is made.The recommendation was passed unanimously.  For a copy of the report presented to Council, download the pdf file below.Advertisementlast_img read more

Kovac already in trouble at stuttering Bayern

first_img0Shares0000Niko Kovac has failed to lead Bayern to a win in four matches © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Oct 8 – Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac is already under pressure after four matches without a win and he is acutely aware that the German champions are not a club that deals well with failure.Kovac only took over at Bayern in the summer and was portrayed as a long-term leader after the venerable Jupp Heynckes had successfully steadied the ship for a season on a temporary basis after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked. The 46-year-old’s reputation had risen after he won the German Cup with Eintracht Frankfurt in May, beating Bayern in the final.But Bayern’s 3-0 home defeat to Borussia Moenchengladbach has left his team sixth in the table — the last time the club went winless in four matches in the first half of the season was 2009.“Kovac in the eye of the storm,” Stern news weekly said on its website.“A Bayern coach who looks shaky after just 11 matches. After winning the title for six seasons in a row, that seems unimaginable. But that is exactly what is happening to Niko Kovac,” Bild newspaper said in its online edition.– ‘Less time ‘After Saturday’s loss, Kovac faced the inevitable questions about his future.“I know how football works, and the mechanics of the Bundesliga and Bayern,” the German-born Croat said. “And I know that you get less time at Bayern than elsewhere.”Kovac had moved quickly on Friday to defuse criticism from his players, with Colombian striker James Rodriguez telling reporters that the new coach’s training sessions were insufficiently rigorous and his policy of rotating his team was angering some of the stars.“We’re not at Frankfurt here,” Rodriguez jibed.Kovac’s response then was to deny that he had lost his players’ support — but that was before the Moenchengladbach debacle.Pressed on whether he still had their backing now, Kovac said on Saturday: “I had their support after the first seven games (when Bayern were undefeated), so I assume I still have it.”He added: “But in the end, I am not the one who can answer that.”Bayern’s bosses Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge left the Allianz Arena without saying a word. A year ago, the powerful duo removed Ancelotti from his job after Bayern lost 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.Even if they decide that Kovac has no future with the club, their options seem limited — finding a top-class coach at this time of the year is near-impossible and Heynckes has made clear he would not return again.– Creating chances –Bayern’s winless run is all the more curious because it has come against teams they be would be expected to beat — Augsburg, Hertha Berlin, Dutch side Ajax and Moenchengladbach.Right-back Joshua Kimmich said a lack of creativity was to blame: “The defence is not a major problem. Against Moenchengladbach we hardly created a single chance.“It’s not that we have trouble getting it in the net, it’s that we don’t have a chance to! We’re Bayern Munich, we should be scoring two or three goals every time.”Kovac has a temporary respite thanks to the two-week international break.“It’s my job to change that,” he said. “I’m going to buckle down during the international matches. It’s obviously a pity that so many players are leaving on Sunday to join up with their national teams.“But that could be a positive thing too, it’ll give them a change of scene.”When club football resumes, Kovac faces three away games in a row — Bundesliga trips to Wolfsburg on October 20 and Mainz a week later with a potentially treacherous Champions League visit to AEK Athens sandwiched in between on October 23.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Stetsons and Peat Moss Face Masks propel Gaeltacht students to business competition finals

first_imgIt takes a unique idea to make a unique new business, and thinking outside the box has served two Donegal school companies well in a business competition. Start up companies established by students in Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and Gairmscoil Chú Uladh, Béal an Átha Móir were the joint winners of the Údarás na Gaeltachta Clár na gComhlachtaí Donegal Regional Final.Gairmscoil Chú Uladh established Stetson agus Steps Ltd to produce a DVD that teaches people how to jive. The Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair ‘Boue’ company has came up with an innovative face mask made from peat moss. 5 schools and 15 companies took part in the Regional Final and the winning companies will represent County Donegal at the Údarás na Gaeltachta Clár na gComhlachtaí National Final on the 15 March 2018 in Galway.Gairmscoil Chú Uladh, Béal an Átha Móir – ‘Stetson agus Steps Ltd.’Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair – ‘Boue’Clár na gComhlachtaí is a hands-on business learning experience developed and delivered in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) and is taught by business volunteers through the Irish language to students in Gaeltacht regions.Three of the participating schools were also presented with special awards at the regional final. Coláiste na Carraige, received the judges’ special recognition award, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair triumphed in the ‘Innovation’ award category, while Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada won the ‘Sales and Marketing’ award.Over 180 students and 5 schools took part in the Údarás na Gaeltachta Clár na gComhlachtaí programme in County Donegal this year. The programme provided students with numerous opportunities for the development and reinforcement of important business, academic and leadership skills, which will be invaluable to them in the future. While the winning enterprises will progress to the National Final, the judges Aisling Ní Fhearraigh, Christopher MacSuibhne from Údarás na Gaeltachta and Ailís Bairéad from Donegal Airport were thoroughly impressed with the innovative products and services on display and the entrepreneurial skills which were evident in all the teams.Micheál Mac Giolla Easpaig, Regional Manager Údarás na Gaeltachta, commented: “The Clár na gComhlachtaí Programme has been in operation in the Donegal Gaeltacht for the past 6 or 7 years and has proven both popular and beneficial for students. We are very grateful to the teachers, principals and of course the students themselves who assist us in promoting the programme which is very important for Údarás na Gaeltachta in inspiring the future entrepreneurs and business leaders of the Gaeltacht areas.”On behalf of Junior Achievement Ireland, Patricia Friel commented: “The Údarás na Gaeltachta – Clár na gComhlachtaí encourages students to maximize their potential and provides them with both business skills and life skills for their future. Thank you to the participating students, their teachers and business mentors for their dedication in showcasing the students’ entrepreneurial talent and also to Údarás na Gaeltachta for ensuring these students had this exciting real-to-life opportunity to set up their own business.”Representatives from the Donegal, Mayo, Galway and Munster Gaeltacht areas will compete in the national finals which will be held in the Connemara Coast Hotel, Na Forbacha on the 15 March 2018.Stetsons and Peat Moss Face Masks propel Gaeltacht students to business competition finals was last modified: March 13th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Béal an Átha MóirGairmscoil Chú Uladhpobalscoil ghaoth dobhairÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

Scrutiny of spy program mounts

first_imgWASHINGTON – Lawmakers demanded answers from the Bush administration Thursday about a spy agency secretly collecting records of millions of ordinary Americans’ phone calls to build a database of all calls within the country. Facing mounting congressional criticism, President Bush sought to assure Americans that their civil liberties were “fiercely protected.” “The government does not listen to domestic phone calls without court approval,” said Bush, without confirming the program of the National Security Agency. “We’re not mining or trolling through the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans.” The disclosure, reported in USA Today, could complicate Bush’s bid to win confirmation of former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden as CIA director. It also reignited concerns about privacy rights and touched off questions about the legal underpinnings for the government’s actions and the diligence of the Republican-controlled Congress’ oversight of a GOP administration. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Everything that NSA does is lawful and very carefully done,” Hayden said while making rounds at the Capitol to advocate for his confirmation. “The appropriate members of the Congress – the House and Senate – are briefed on all NSA activities.” The top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said he was shocked by the reported activities. “It’s not one party’s government. It’s America’s government. Those entrusted with great power have a duty to answer to Americans what they are doing,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. AT&T Corp., Verizon Communications Inc., and BellSouth Corp. telephone companies began turning over records of tens of millions of their customers’ phone calls to the NSA program shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, said USA Today, citing anonymous sources it said had direct knowledge of the arrangement. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said he would call the phone companies to appear before the panel in pursuit of what had transpired. “We’re really flying blind on the subject and that’s not a good way to approach the Fourth Amendment and the constitutional issues involving privacy,” Specter said of domestic surveillance in general. The companies said Thursday they were protecting customers’ privacy but also had an obligation to assist law enforcement and government agencies in ensuring the nation’s security. “We prize the trust our customers place in us. If and when AT&T is asked to help, we do so strictly within the law and under the most stringent conditions,” the company said in a statement, echoed by the others. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., said NSA was using the data to analyze calling patterns in order to detect and track suspected terrorist activity, according to information provided to him by the White House. “Telephone customers’ names, addresses and other personal information have not been handed over to NSA as part of this program,” he said. Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, ranking Democrat on the House Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee, had a different view: “The NSA stands for Now Spying on Americans.” Claims about the existence of the program emerged earlier this year. In January, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based group devot- ed to preserving privacy in digital media, alleged in a federal lawsuit that AT&T Inc. had given the NSA direct access to the records of the more than 300 million domestic and international calls and the huge volume of Internet data traffic. AT&T Inc. includes the AT&T Corp. and SBC Communications, Inc. The class action lawsuit asked a court to halt the collection of the data as an illegal invasion of citizens’ privacy. The Justice Department told the court late last month it would seek to dismiss the case under the state secrets privilege but said that effort “should not be construed as a confirmation or denial” of the alleged surveillance activities. The foundation’s suit added that its evidence substantially confirmed a Dec. 25 Los Angeles Times story that said that since Sept. 11, 2001, “NSA has had a direct hookup into the database” at AT&T code- amed “Daytona,” which “keeps track of telephone numbers on both ends of calls as well as the duration of all landline calls.” On Capitol Hill, several lawmakers expressed incredulity about the program, with some Republicans questioning the rationale and several Democrats railing about a lack of congressional oversight. “I’m not sure why it would be necessary to keep and have that kind of information,” said House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, who wanted more details. House Democrats called for a special counsel to investigate the NSA’s activities. West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee who is to be briefed on all NSA activities, said, “Current congressional oversight is woefully inadequate.” NSA spokesman Don Weber said in an e-mailed statement that given the nature of the agency’s work, it would be “irresponsible to comment on actual or alleged operations issues.” He added, “the NSA takes its legal responsibilities seriously and operates within the law.” Thursday’s report came as Hayden – Bush’s choice to lead the CIA – postponed some visits to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He already faced criticism because of the NSA’s secret warrantless surveillance program. As head of the NSA from March 1999 to April 2005, Hayden also would have overseen the call-tracking program. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who has spoken favorably of the nomination, said the latest revelation “is also going to present a growing impediment to the confirmation of Gen. Hayden.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘This owner was different, he was one of us’ – Leicester fan’s emotional tribute

first_imgGeoff Peters, a talkSPORT reporter and lifelong Leicester City fan, has paid an emotional tribute to the club’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, after his death in a helicopter crash.Srivaddhanaprabha was killed along with two staff members, the pilot and a passenger when the aircraft fell from the sky and burst into flames outside the King Power Stadium at about 8.30pm on Saturday following the Premier League match between Leicester and West Ham. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha shares a joke with Claudio Ranieri “He allowed us, as supporters, to achieve our dreams.””We had the highest high but this really is the lowest low in the history of the football club.”#LCFC fan & talkSPORT reporter @MrGeoffPeters pays an emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.#RIPVichai— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 29, 2018 3 The self-made Thai billionaire is very highly thought at Leicester and around the city.Under his ownership the club rose out of the Championship and, remarkably, won the Premier League for the first time in its history in 2015-16, defying odds of 5,000-1.He was also known for his charity work, having donating £2million towards a new children’s hospital in the area, among many other acts of generosity.“He did so much incredible work for the football club,” said Geoff Peters on talkSPORT.“Let’s not forget this was a club in administration 14 or 15 years ago.“He came in, in 2010, he brought back Nigel Pearson, Leicester romped to the Championship title, there was the great escape.“Then Claudio Ranieri came in. People said ‘Claudio who?’ Then he led us to the most remarkable season in Premier League history. Champions League quarter-finalists. 3center_img Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was loved by the Leicester fans 3 “We have had the highest high. This really is the lowest low in the entire history of the football club.“He was man a who was extremely generous in the city but also generous to the fans as well. He allowed us as supporters, through his vision, to achieve our dreams.“There were lots of little things along the way. He gave away 60 season tickets on his birthday. He would give away bottles of beers, doughnuts, breakfasts, coach travel, scarfs, T-shirts. On their own, fairly small things, but we live in a society where owners generally are not that popular with the fans and particularly foreign owners coming into English football.“These are the best owners that this football club has ever had and probably ever will have and the bond between the city and the club and between the fans and the owners of the football club is so strong.“This owner was different. He was one of us.” Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the Leicester team lift the title in 2016 last_img read more

What I Refuse to Believe

first_imgI refuse to believe that some people are incapable of creating value or capturing some of that value. It doesn’t matter where you are now, you can create more value and capture some of that value. It isn’t easy. But it isn’t easy for anyone.I refuse to believe that because somebody comes from nothing that they are doomed to being nothing, that only a few can escape the circumstances of their birth. It doesn’t matter where your are. It matters only that you step onto the path and begin.I refuse to believe that because someone is working in a menial job that they are incapable of far greater things. There is honor in work, and the lessons learned in low paid work build the capacity to work in more demanding jobs later.I refuse to believe that because someone doesn’t have a big enough vision of themselves and what they are capable of now doesn’t mean that they won’t find a larger vision, that they won’t discover their purpose, their life’s meaning.There’s too much evidence to the contrary. Human potential is too great. The fact that we haven’t come close to unleashing this potential doesn’t mean that isn’t there. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more