Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects

first_img Photographs “COPY” Year:  Houses Canada 2016 ArchDaily Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects Architect In Charge:John Shnier, Amin Ibrahim, Stephanie VermeulenCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!First Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. The project is the design of a new home for a young family with two working parents and three children. The new house replaces an existing house on a conventional mid-town residential lot in the City of Toronto. Similar in area to the original house, the new design emphasizes fluid relationships between, and within, shared family spaces—both indoor and outdoor. Accommodating a large art collection, as well as the desire to preserve and engage a large tree in the rear yard are two important requirements.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyDesigned for a larger than average family, Rosemary House encourages modern family living that is interactive, open to choices, and growth. This is achieved by planning for living, working and playing in spaces that are zoned, yet not necessarily enclosed. Circulation, planned with continuous loops and visual overlook, provides for art display; endless running space for children; and continuous contact between family members.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyA unique “pleated” ceiling element creates dynamic movement throughout the volume; this contrasts the simple nature of the spaces in plan. Simultaneously, the ceiling provides acoustic performance and ambient and task lighting for the art collection.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe modest two-storey mass of the house sits unobtrusively within the neighborhood. While it is distinct from its pseudo-Tudor neighbors, it is neither overshadowed nor dominant in that distinction. It is setback slightly further than the original house, to better align with its neighbours. An innovative use of custom solid limestone masonry is tonally sympathetic with other homes, yet demonstrates how contemporary design can contribute difference.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe existing trees on the property have been preserved. The healthy ash tree in the backyard around which the east elevation unfolds, has been carefully pre-treated to facilitate longevity.The Rosemary House’s efficient design minimizes its impact on the environment during its entire lifespan by using the following measures:Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography• Simple volume, strategic use of glass, in-floor heating, maximizing soft landscaping on site• Use of robust materials require minimum life cycle costs• Materials, finishes and furniture are 0 VOC, sustainable and natural for a healthy living environment• No plastics or vinyl used• Old Ash Tree prophylactically treated to preserve against Ash Borer• Glazing design optimized to provide glass to solid wall ratio providing both ample natural light yet well insulated envelope.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe compact stacked footprint of the house permits the use of robust, high quality materials and products within the budget. As a counterpoint to much larger homes being built in the neighbourhood, this modern home encourages larger living in smaller, useable and flexible space.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe house sits on a relatively conventional site in a well-established neighborhood. The design of the house seeks to find the ‘sweet spot’ between formal innovations that break with conventional boundaries of its neighbours yet respects the essential qualities of its context. The exaggerated horizontal coursing and subtle pleating of the limestone masonry ensures that this house, though smaller than most of its neighbours, is distinct without being abstentious or trendy. It is innovative and assertive, yet modest and familiar. It is a home that will always be understood as both of its time; and a classic.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessThis Building Saves Energy with a Pioneering Triple-Layer Glass FacadeArticlesCall for Entries: Italian Castle Observatory and Resort CompetitionCall for Submissions Share Builder: Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869503/rosemary-house-kohn-shnier-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Doublespace Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Blackwell Engineering Structural: Projects Architects: Kohn Shnier Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Sistemalux, Harvest House: MDK Construction Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography+ 17 Share CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada Area:  286 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869503/rosemary-house-kohn-shnier-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeKohn Shnier ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoCanadaPublished on April 24, 2017Cite: “Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects” 24 Apr 2017. 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Gronk is Back as a Buc with Brady!

first_imgThe Brady to Gronk Super Bowl winning connection is back…in Tampa.Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is currently retired from the New England Patriots, has agreed to return to the NFL as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as part of a trade, according to Gronkowski’s agent.“Pending the physical, Rob has agreed to play for Tampa this season,” according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.“He will honor his current contract at this time.”Gronkowski has one year left on his current contract, which is worth $10 million.ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport both report that the terms of the proposed trade will see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get Rob Gronkowski and a 7th-round pick from the Patriots in exchange for a 4th-round pick from the Buccaneers.Tampa Bay declined to comment on the trade. The trade would reunite Gronkowski with quarterback Tom Brady, who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent on March 20th after 20 seasons with New England. Gronkowski played nine seasons for the Patriots alongside Brady. The duo were teammates on 3 Super Bowl champion teams in the 2014, 2016, and 2018 seasons, though Gronkowski missed the 2016 Super Bowl due to injury.Speaking on ESPN’s SportsCenter Tuesday night, Rosenhaus said the discussions began shortly after Brady went to Tampa. Gronkowski and the agent agreed it would be an appealing situation.“He loves new England. He loves the Patriots organization, Coach (Bill) Belichick, the Krafts, his teammates that are still there. He had an amazing run in New England. It was just time for him to continue his career with Tom Brady in Florida with Tampa,” said Rosenhaus.“It was something cool and exciting and challenging for him. He’s well rested and looking forward to playing with Tom again.”last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of Week — Kootenay Thunder

first_imgThe Kootenay Thunder received a taste of the sport of soccer in the fast lane during the Seattle Field-turf Showcase Tournament this past weekend in the Emerald City.The squad, consisting of 14-16 year-old players from throughout the Kootenays, played in the tournament’s strongest division and finished with a 0-3-1 record.Despite the result the Thunder were not overly matched by any of the teams, that included playing against two state champions.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute the Kootenay Thunder with with Team of the Week honours.The contingent includes, Andrea Stinson, Brittany Wheeler, Taylor Stewart, Paige Mansveld, Ameeta Bhabra, Brenna McKay, Kathryn Heagendorm, Tasha Hewat, Elise Hewat, Morag Patterson and JallaDerochie. Front, Erica Augsten, Jessica Britton, Taylor McKinnon, Danika Bartlett and Samantha Einarson. Missing coaches Dave Spendlove and Iain Harvey.last_img read more

Leafs ring up 14 on the Bruins en route to lopsided KIJHL win

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsWhat’s the best way for a team to cure all the woes of a season and gain necessary confidence to climb up league standings?Play the Grand Forks Border Bruins.The Nelson Leafs dropped 14 on the lowly Bruins, beating the Murdoch Division cellar dwellers by two converted touchdowns Saturday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.“It was definitely good for us to play them and get some confidence back,” said Leaf forward Linden Horswill after racking up four points, including a hat trick, on the Bruins.“We played well against (Grand Forks) so it was good for us to turn it around after (the recent road stint).”It took a little time for the Leafs to get going as the Bruins played the home side even for the first five-plus minutes.But a power play goal by Max Mois opened the floodgates.Nelson, 14-8-0-2, scored five more times, including a pair each from Horswill and Brett Norman, to take a 6-0 lead into the intermission.“We out skated (Grand Forks) . . . a lot,” Horswill said when asked about the difference in the game. “We moved the puck around well and just took it to them.”Playing the game without the full compliment of bodies, Nelson had the remaining lines flying and at one point in the second period held a 20-2 shot advantage on the struggling Bruins.The all-Nelson line of Horswill, Carsen Willans and Dallon Stoddart contributed big to the Leaf attack as the Heritage City trio finished the game with 12 points.“Carsen (Willans) does well at setting us up,” said Horswill, complimenting his teammate for making his night around the net easy with a few gift set-ups.“(Carsen) is definitely a great person to play with . . .  the same with Dallon (Stoddart).”The game definitely padded the stats for most Leaf players.Norman finished the game with three goals along with two assists.James Sorrey scored twice and also had two helpers.Nik Newman, J.J. Beitel, scoring his first KIJHL marker and finishing the game with five points, Willans, earning the game’s third star with a five-point night, game captain Jonathon Petrash and Matti Jmaeff also scored for Nelson.Patrick Defoe had quite an easy time in goal, although to get the shutout — his second of the season — the rookie backstop needed help from his posts and crossbar as Grand Forks a couple times rang pucks off the iron.However, after it was all said and done, Horswill couldn’t help feeling a little sorry for the Bruin players.“Playing on that (Grand Forks) team would be a little hard . . . especially not getting a lot of wins,” Horswill said. “But you can’t think of that when you’re playing. You just have to forget about who you are playing and just play.”The Leafs remain in second spot in Murdoch standings, four points behind the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and two in front of the surging Castlegar Rebels. Both Murdoch rivals have played fewer games than the Leafs.The loss, combined with a 7-5 setback Sunday to Spokane Braves, is the 19th for Grand Forks. The Bruins remain the only KIJHL team not to register a win.“Obviously (the constant losing) is disappointing. These results are tough to take, for sure,” said Grand Forks coach and GM Brent Batten.“The boys are actually doing pretty well attitude wise,” Batten added. “They realize things will get better. It’s just a matter of working through obviously some big obstacles. But were all staying positive and as a (coaching) staff we’re remaining positive as well.”GAME NOTES: The final shot total was 48-6 in favour of the Leafs. . . .Grand Forks starting goalie Cole Buckley, who had his playing rights obtained by the Bruins earlier this month from Revelstoke Grizzlies, played two periods before giving away to Nathan Nicolson. . . .Nelson lost the services of winger Max Mois during the game. Mois was sent to the dressing room as a precaution to guard against a current injury. . . .Other Leafs out of the lineup due to injury included forward Colton Malmsten along with defencemen Riley Henderson, Blake Arcuri, Tyler Parfeniuk and Julian Davis. Nelson was also missing forward Colton Schell who was called up by Trail of the BCHL for Saturday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Vernon Vipers. . . .Grand Forks coach Brent Batten said the Bruins had seven players out of its lineup due to injury. . . .Nelson, finishing the weekend registering three off four points after dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to Fernie Thursday, has a week off before hosting Penticton Lakers for a Saturday home game at the NDCC [email protected]last_img read more

Nelson rookie McCarthy lifts Nelson to 5-5 tie against Castlegar on KIJHL opening night

first_imgColton McCarthy’s second goal of the game in the final minute of regulation time lifted the Nelson Leafs to a 5-5 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League overtime tie against the Castlegar Rebels Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The goal by the 16-year-old rookie from Salmon Arm came with 11 ticks left on the clock as Nelson desperately tried to salvage at least a single point on a night the Heritage City franchise honoured a Leaf hero from the past, former goalie Gus Adams.Adams, who toiled with the Nelson Senior Maple Leafs in the days of the Western International Hockey League, recently passed away at his North Shore home. Nelson squandered a 3-1 lead in the second period as the Rebels stormed back to take a 5-4 lead late in the third frame.Aaron Dunlap, Carsen Willans and Matt MacDonald, with his first goal as a junior, also scored for the Leafs.Bryan Lubin, with a pair, Stuart Walton, Peter Mingus and Braydon Horcoff replied for the Rebels.Castlegar outshot Nelson 34-25, including a wide 12-1 margin in the third as the Sunflower City put the foot on the gas pedal looking for goals.Connor Beachamp, for the Rebels, and Patrick Defoe, for Nelson, tended goal for both teams.The teams play the return engagement Saturday at the Castlegar Complex. Game time is 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

Miller scores twice to rally Leafs past Braves 6-3

first_imgFor 12 minutes, the Nelson Leafs looked like they had returned of the doldrums of the past few months.However, after a goalie change Nelson rallied to score six consecutive goals en route to a 6-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the visiting Spokane Braves Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.Nelson’s player-of-the-game Eamonn Miller scored twice, including the winner on the power play three minutes into the third period to spark the rally.Trailing 3-0 after Troy Pichette had scored his second of the game less than two minutes into the second period, the Leafs coaching staff decided to replace starter Patrick Ostermann with Zakery Babin in an attempt to spark the team.The decision appeared to have worked as goals 12 minutes apart by Andy Fitzpatrick, Miller and Jordan Davie, on the power play, pulled Nelson even at 3-3 before the period ended. Miller, Matthew Sokol and Blair Andrews into an empty net completed the comeback in the third.Kurtis Reading also scored for the Braves.Nelson out shot the Braves 32-20 in the game making a winner out of Babin in the Leaf nets.Patrick Kasper took the loss for the Braves.Both teams played the game shorthanded, each dressing 16 skaters.Nelson, improving to 16-20-0-0-1, climbs to within two points of third place Grand Forks in Murdoch Division standings.Nelson travels to Fruitvale to visit the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday.Next home game is Thursday, January 14 against the Border Bruins.last_img read more

SA in line for new luxury hotels

first_img6 March 2007A US-German joint venture could see as many as eight new luxury hotels being built in South Africa over the next few years, with at least two expected to be up and running in time for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Business Day reports that Germany’s Arabella Hotel Holdings International and US-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide have already identified sites in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.According to Arabella South Africa’s chief operating officer, Heinz Grub, they are also looking at Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Kimberley for future development. There is also the possibility of one hotel in Namibia.This is the first time the two companies will work together in South Africa, following joint operations in Germany, Switzerland and the Balearic Islands, and they are in for the long term.“This means the Sheraton Pretoria is now part of Arabella-Starwood’s portfolio and all future projects in SA and Namibia will form part of the joint venture,” Grub told Business Day.According to the Starwood website, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts is the group’s largest and second-oldest brand.Grub told Business Report that the venture would invest between R1-million and R2-million per room on average, while the opening of six hotels could create up to 12 000 new jobs in the country.Going ‘super-luxury’Arabella-Starwood is already active in South Africa, owning and operating the Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel opposite the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the Western Cape Hotel and Spa, a luxury resort hotel on the Arabella Golf Estate near Hermanus.It also owns the Blaauwklippen Agricultural Estate in Stellenbosch and the Paulaner Brauhaus in the V&A Waterfront.Grub also told Business Day that the Arabella Sheraton in Cape Town would be upgraded to a Westin, considered one of Arabella-Starwood’s “super-luxury” hotel brands.Being next to the convention centre, the hotels caters more for foreigners than for South Africans, and the group hopes the upgrade will attract the growing numbers of American business and leisure tourists.Grub said the group had full confidence in the South African economy, and though crime was a challenge that needed to be addressed, they were forging ahead.“Crime is still a bit of a stumbling block, but we try to put the issue of crime in perspective with other world cities such as New York,” he told Business Day.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

A little kindness gives plenty to be thankful for

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ralph, a “Food for Thought” groupie, recently requested I write about being kind. Nothing says kindness better than a surprise homemade treat or meal. Have you heard of “Random acts of kindness?” Random acts of kindness all started in 1982. Anne Herbert scrawled the words “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a place mat in a restaurant in Sausalito, California. This kindness trend took off slow with bumper stickers, radio and even a movie in 2000 called “Pay It Forward.” It has continued to spread like wildfire, hitting college campuses, social media and even organizations such as randomactsofkindness.org. There is even a week designated Random Acts of Kindness week and February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. I’m not really sure how random it is if we all do it on one day, but how can you go wrong with spreading a touch of kindness throughout your day any day of the year? The holidays become so commercialized these days that maybe Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (RACKs) can bring back the true meaning of Christmas and Thanksgiving. Sprinkling acts of kindness during the advent season can help us shower our blessings on the community around us. Here are 24 ways you can share your joy for the season and spread kindness. Holiday mail and socks for heroes.Make a treat for a nursing home resident.Help someone load their groceries.Bake a cake or cookies and like a flash mob hand out samples at the local mall.Shovel snow for a neighbor.Candy cane bombing — stick a candy cane and a note to windshields in a parking lot.Let someone else ahead of you in line.Make a treat for the local police and fire station.Pay for someone else’s coffeeBuy dessert for a stranger.Take a bag of cat or dog food to the shelter.Fill out a comment card with positive comments.Give a hot drink to Salvation Army bell ringer.Leave a treat for the garbage and mailman. Play board games with a senior citizen.Leave a bonus tip to your server.Make dinner for an older neighbor couple/single.Volunteer in a soup kitchen.Clean the bathroom at a state park. (This was Paul’s idea! Not for me.)Babysit for a young couple so they can have date night.Give someone a dozen eggs.Open and hold the door open for someone.Give $5 McDonald’s gift card to homeless.Make an anonymous donation to a local charity. Food gifts and treats make great RACKs. Deliver your treats anonymously. Leave treats on porches, hanging from doorknobs or car doors. These are great ways to add an extra spark to your deliveries. One of our neighbors loves to bake and share cookies. They have delivered a plate of assorted cookies to friends and neighbors for years during the Christmas season. These treats may have started out as random, but after years of receiving them, we now look forward to their sweet treats! Think what this country would be like if these Random Acts of Kindness become every day? Have a blessed Christmas, be kind and share through your giving spirit to others.Eat Well & Healthy!Shelly Double Chocolate Peppermint Bark 2-12 oz. packages milk chocolate chips2 -12 oz. packages dark chocolate chips1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract7-8 peppermint candy canes, crushed, divided  Line a 12×18 inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil.Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 5 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch. Stir in the peppermint extract. Spread the chocolate evenly in the prepared pan; chill until set, about 30 minutes.Meanwhile, melt the milk chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 5 minutes. Spread the milk chocolate mixture evenly over the dark chocolate. Sprinkle the candy cane pieces evenly over the milk chocolate layer. Chill until set, about 1 hour. Break into small pieces to serve. Bacon Brittle www.ohbiteit.com/Just sounds interesting with the bacon craze. Room Temp Butter, just to coat the Baking Sheet1 1/2 cups Sugar1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup3/4 cup cold WaterPinch of Salt1 lb thin cut, crispy & crumbled bacon1 tsp. Vanilla Extract1 tsp. Baking SodaA hammer!  Directions:Brush a 9×13″ Baking Sheet with butter and set aside.Combine the Sugar, Corn Syrup, Water and Salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Cook, swirling occasionally, until mixture reaches the softball stage on a candy thermometer (238 degrees). Stir in the crispy and crumbled Bacon, continue to cook, stirring often so the Bacon doesn’t burn, until the mixture is amber in color!Carefully stir in the Vanilla and Baking Soda. The mixture will foam up in the pan.Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and quickly spread it evenly. Set aside until it’s completely cool.Gather everyone around and take turns breaking the Brittle into pieces with a hammer. Giggle, Eat. Repeat! ~Enjoy! Gift in a Jar: Spicy Three-Bean Soup midwestliving.comTop of FormBottom of FormOur Spicy Three-Bean Soup makes dinner in a jar, the perfect present for busy people. Give along with a bag of corn chips or tortilla chips. 1 1/2 c dehydrated mixed vegetables(1/4 cup) dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)2 Tbsp. instant chicken bouillon granules1 tablespoon dried minced onion1 tablespoon dried parsley1 -2 teaspoons Mexican, fajita, Jamaican jerk or Cajun seasoning3/4 teaspoon garlic powder1/2-3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper, cayenne pepper or ground black pepper2 bay leaves1/2 cup dried pinto beans1/2 cup dried red kidney or black beans or dry cranberry beans1/2 cup dried navy beans or dry great Northern beansCorn chipsShredded sharp cheddar cheese (optional) For seasoning mix, in a small plastic bag, combine dehydrated mixed vegetables, tomatoes, bouillon granules, dried onion, parsley, Mexican seasoning, garlic powder, chipotle chile pepper and bay leaves. Seal; set aside. For soup mix, layer in a 1-quart glass jar or a 32-ounce canister or container with a tight-fitting lid the following ingredients, adding each ingredient at a time in this order: the pinto beans, kidney, beans and navy beans. Tap jar gently on the counter to settle each layer before adding the next. Place bag of seasoning mix in jar. Cover the jar.Give as a gift (or store the layered jar of soup ingredients at room temperature up to 1 month) and attach a recipe card with the following instructions:1. Before using, remove seasoning mix; set aside.2. Rinse beans. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine beans and 4 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand for 1 hour. (Or place beans in water in pan. Cover; let soak in a cool place overnight.) Drain and rinse beans.3. In the same saucepan or Dutch oven combine beans, 6 cups fresh water and seasoning mix. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Discard bay leaves.4. For slow cooker: Rinse beans. Place in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add 4 cups cold water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 1 hour. Rinse and drain beans. Transfer beans to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add 6 cups fresh water and seasoning mix. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Discard bay leaves. Stir before serving.5. Serve soup topped with corn chips. If you like, sprinkle each serving with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Makes 6 servings. Grandpa Paul’s Caramel Corn Paula Deen www.foodnetwork.com 1 cup butter 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon baking soda 8 cups popped popcorn Preheat oven to 200°F. Over medium heat, combine first 4 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Stir well. Pour over the popcorn. Stir to coat well. Bake in large roaster or pan for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to dry. Recipe courtesy of Paula Deenlast_img read more

Why You Look for Unconventional Advice

first_imgThere is a whole cottage industry that has cropped up around providing unconventional advice.Much of the “advice” comes from social science research that the advice-givers believe can be applied to ordinary, everyday life outside of a science experiment. Regardless of context.Still other “advice” is really a contrarian point of view, things like suggesting that people’s flaws are the reason they succeeded, this while ignoring hundreds of other factors that would suggest otherwise.There are a few reasons this unconventional advice appeals to you.You want things to be easier. The reason you want unconventional advice is because the conventional ways of doing things are difficult. You’d rather not do the things that are necessary, so you look for some way to circumvent what is necessary and get the results you want without the effort.The truth is that mastery takes enormous effort and energy. The results that you want only accrue to those who put in the hours. The reason the master make something look easy is because he has practiced for decades.You want something now. You know the one about the best time to plant a tree being a century ago, the second best time being now? You could likely have had what you want right now, but you would have had to start a long time ago. That’s when the people who have what you want started, with few exceptions.If you want something now, you are looking for unconventional advice because you are trying to compress time. If you are trying to compress time, it means you are trying to cram for results.You love the lie. You want to be seduced. You want to be told that you are perfect and that you can have what you want. You want to believe that you deserve what you want without being required to do what is necessary to have it. You want the secret, the hack.There are some fundamental principles that can’t be broken. Like Charlton Heston’s Moses in the movie The Ten Commandments said, “You can’t break the laws. You can only break yourself against them.”Things like character and principles will serve you better than unconventional advice. Being someone worth doing business with, something worth knowing, counts for a lot more when playing the long game than does any unconventional advice.There is a reason the fundamentals stand the test of time. There is a reason they’re conventional. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Celebrities get slice of action in Ironman Cebu

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ford Forza Triathlon team. Photo by Mark GiongcoStars will be converging in Cebu this weekend, not just to grace the event, but also partake in the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.Celebrity triathletes Matteo Guidicelli, Paul Jake Castillo, Bubbles Paraiso, Dyan Castillejo and Kim Atienza will all be participating in the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run event.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Joining the men’s fray are Regent 5150 Subic winner Sam Betten, Tim Van Berkel, David Mainwaring, Alexander Polizzi and Luke Bell of Australia, Mauricio Mendez of Mexico, Brent McMahon of Canada, Kiwis Cameron Brown, Braden Currie, Eddie Rawles and Callum Millward of New Zealand, Americans Brad Williams and Iain Alexandridis, Czech Jakub Langhammer, Johan Stofberg of South Africa, Italian Jonathan Ciavatella, and Eric Watson of Bahrain.Meanwhile, the women’s race is emerging to be a crowded one, with Jacqueline Thisleton, Alise Selsmark, Kirra Seidel, Monica Juhart and Kerry Mulholland, Hungarian Anna Eberhardt, New Zealand’s Amelia Watkinson and Filipina bet Kim Kilgroe all out to claim the tiara.The weekend is going to be an action-packed one, with the staging of the IronGirl, a 5km fun run for females 12 years old and above, scheduled on Friday and the Alaska IronKids on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Other stars like Piolo Pascual (bike), Gerald Anderson (bike), Jake Cuenca (bike), Enchong Dee (swim), Gretchen Fullido (swim), and Kim Chiu (run) will be engaging in individual legs as part of their relay teams.The celebrities, who took the time out of their hectic schedules and become ambassadors for healthy lifestyle, are just part of more than 2,600 triathletes from a record 51 countries who applied and will race on Sunday which will start and end at Shangrila-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTim Reed and Dimity-Lee Duke, both from Australia, lead the elite pro side which are out for the top purse of $5,000 each in the men’s and women’s divisions.Reed clocked 3:51:46 to win the Cebu tilt last year. Blackwater not in a rush to find new import National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more