Wooden was a man that remained true to his deepest convictions in life. Although he became famous for winning an unprecedented 10 national championships in 12 years at UCLA, the values, qualities and many life lessons he possessed and shared with those in his sphere of influence really defines his true merit. Therefore, it would be a mistake to view Mr. Wooden as merely a Hall of Fame basketball coach. Laker great Jerry West said it best; “Forget his accomplishments, he’s a great man. He was one of the greatest men I’ve ever been around in my life.” Coach John Wooden was a rare breed of a man who embodied virtuous qualities and made the world a better place because of the noble manner in which he lived his life.In 1910 Roxie Anna Wooden and Joshua Hugh Wooden celebrated the birth of a son in Hall, Ind., who they named John. He was raised in a very modest farmhouse without running water or electricity. Eventually the family farming business went bankrupt and the Wooden family was forced to pack up their meager belongings and move to Martinsville, Ind. It is important to note that the strong Christian values, discipline, responsibility and sound work ethic that John learned as a child, greatly influenced his life. His core beliefs were summarized in the seven-point creed his father gave him upon graduation from grammar school and later echoed in “The Pyramid of Success” and his quotes. TOP CONTENDER—Armon Gilliam speaks at the 1987 John Wooden Award ceremony at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Wooden is seated next to the podium. Gilliam was a finalist for the prestigious award, was won that year by Navy’s David Robinson. by Armon GilliamI had the pleasure of meeting John Wooden on a number of occasions. While being in Coach Wooden’s presence I instinctively knew that there was something very authentic, noble and virtuous about him. His countenance was dignified, his eyes were pure and flashed with intelligence, his words were gracious and his comportment was noble. Wooden started his basketball career in Martinsville. He led his team to the Indiana State championship game for three consecutive years winning in 1927. After graduating in 1928, he attended Purdue University and became an integral part of the team that won the 1932 National Championship. He was the first player ever to be named a three-time consensus All-American for the sport of basketball. After graduating in 1932 with a degree in English, Wooden spent several years playing pro basketball with the Indianapolis Kautskys.In his coaching debut, Wooden had two unsuccessful seasons as head coach of Dayton High School in Kentucky. He then returned to his home state at South Bend Central High School where he compiled a winning record of 212 wins and 31 losses in nine seasons. After a stint in the military, Wooden resumed his career at Indiana Teacher’s College, later named Indiana State University. Wooden played several roles at Indiana State. He was the head baseball coach, head men’s basketball coach and athletic director. The next stop was UCLA. He accepted the head coaching job in 1948 and immediately turned the program into a winner. In the 1948-49 season, the Bruins posted a 22-7 record and were the Pacific Coast Conference Southern Division champions. During Wooden’s tenure he gained lasting fame by winning 10 NCAA titles in 12 seasons.There are three things that capture the essence of John Wooden. The seven- point creed that his father gave him upon graduation from grammar school, “The Pyramid of Success” and his many noteworthy quotes.The following is the seven- point creed:Be true to yourself. Make each day your masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.Wooden spent nearly 14 years identifying 25 behaviors that he believed were necessary to achieve his idea of success. This journey culminated in what he called “The Pyramid of Success.” Although Wooden formulated “The Pyramid of Success” (see chart) for his players, it was later used as a model of how to succeed in business, relationships and life.Wooden made many noteworthy quotes. The following are some of my favorites taken from his book “They Call Me Coach.”1. “Nothing will work unless you do.”2. “Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”3. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”4. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”5. “If you keep too busy learning the tricks of the trade, you may never learn the trade.”6. “You can’t live a perfect day with doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”7. “Things turn out best for those that make the best of the way things turned out.”8. “Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.We live in a world where: a me first attitude, corruption, disloyalty, slander, immorality, a poor work ethic and gossip, to name a few are commonplace. This sad reality only makes the legacy of John Wooden stand out even more. Coach Wooden was a shining light of goodness that brightened the lives of those in his sphere of influence. I bow in honor to this noble man and his legacy. Rest in peace, Coach.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The borough honored the memory of environmentalist-historian Paul Boyd on Saturday, Oct. 22 with the planting of a tree in the Municipal Yacht Harbor.Shade Tree Commission Chairman Louise I. Donoghue presided over the ceremony that drew over 50 residents atthe base of the Colorado Blue Spruce planted at the entrance of the marina. A plaque in Boyd’s honor will installed at a later date.Among those speaking during the ceremony were formerMayor Peter E. Donoghue, borough Historical Society PresidentJoann Dellosso, Richard and Carolyn Campo Marcolus, Boyd’sfriend Victor Zak and Benson Chiles, representing the FrontPorch Club, who presented a check for $500 toward the purchase of the tree.The tree purchase was financed jointly by the Shade Tree Commission and the Front Porch Club, which applied funds from its annual Chilifest to the project.The planting is part of a commission program to honor local residents, past or present, for their efforts on behalf of the community.Boyd, who died earlier this year, was a long-time activist in the Historical Society, helping secure funding to refurbish the society’s museum, the Strauss Mansion, and he was society president at the time of his death.He was a founder and long-time chairman of the borough’s Environmental Commission and played a major role in the establishment of the town’s Lenape Woods Preserve and Monmouth County’s Popomora Park. Boyd also worked to acquire the financing to complete the Bayshore Trail. He also repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to a greener borough by orchestrating Earth Day observations and beach cleanups.Boyd also successfully documented the borough’s historic past, as author of his 2004 the book “Atlantic Highlands: From Lenape Camps to Bayshore Towns.”
By Jay Cook | RUMSON – Residents in the borough and Middletown will have to wait longer for the eventual replacement of the Oceanic Bridge.County officials were hoping to receive word on a preferred design choice this spring but red tape has slowed that down.A navigational impact report prepared by Monmouth County was submitted to the United States Coast Guard last fall to seek guidance for vertical clearances on new bridge options, said Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone.“At this point, we have not received our guidance from the U.S. Coast Guard and are therefore behind the anticipated schedule,” Arnone wrote in an email to The Two River Times.But that report is still under review, said Chris Bisignano, the bridge branch chief of the First Coast Guard District.“It’s pretty involved,” Bisignano said Tuesday. “If the information in the report is insufficient we may have to put out a public notice to request more information.” This means Monmouth County – which is working with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) to find options for the Oceanic Bridge’s replacement – will have to be patient as they wait for word on what to do with the structurally deteriorating bridge. Construction was already set to begin in the 2020s.A preliminary preferred alternative was supposed to be announced in the winter/spring of 2018. A draft concept development report and the completion of the local concept development phase were supposed to be completed by the end of this summer. The NJTPA granted Monmouth County $600,000 in 2016 to begin a local concept development phase.County and regional engineering staffs met with Rumson and Middletown residents over the past three years to gather input about what replacement to the circa 1939 bridge they’d like to see.Past reports from the county have whittled the solution down to two realistic possibilities. The first is a fixed span bridge, similar to the Route 36 bridge connecting Highlands and Sea Bright over the Shrewsbury River. The other choice could be a drawbridge, similar to what’s there now, albeit a more modern version. There are also a number of different alignment options in play with renderings detailing new western and eastern alignments for the new bridge, as well as changes to the entry points in both Rumson and Middletown.Coming up on its 80th birthday, the Oceanic Bridge is vital to Monmouth County operations year-round. It’s a coastal evacuation route for low-lying towns along the Atlantic Ocean and the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers. It’s also an important transportation artery which carries hordes of summer time traffic to and from the shore.The bridge was constructed during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration. As Monmouth County’s longest bridge, it spans 2,712 feet from Rumson to the historic Locust section of Middletown. The bridge has been rated “structurally deficient,” according to MonmouthCountyOceanicBridge.com, a website dedicated to the project. Its superstructure suffers from heavy rust and corrosion.Its weight limit has been downgraded to 15 tons when it should be carrying 40 tons, Monmouth County engineer Joseph Ettore said earlier this year. Students and staff from Rutgers University were brought on this summer to study its remaining life span using modern technologies.Arnone said in March he anticipates the entire project to cost about $130 million. It will be subject to federal funding. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Highway Association will also be involved in the project.This article was first published in the July 26-Aug.2, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce has told talkSPORT he expects Daniel Sturridge to sign his new deal at Liverpool in the coming days.The England striker, who has been injured for the majority of the season so far, is set to put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the Reds after scoring 32 goals in 46 games for the club since his move from Chelsea.And Pearce also passed comment on the performance of Mario Balotelli in their 1-0 Champions League defeat to Basel.He believes the Italian striker is a world away from the player Brendan Rodgers believed he signed and feel his dire display against the Swiss side is one of the major reasons why the Reds struggled at St Jakob-Park.
DUNLEWEY Celtic have presented the proceeds of a recent memorial match for Michéal ‘Roycee’ Roarty to the Irish Kidney Association House.Dunlewey held the match on August 4 at Glentornan Park.The game was in memory of Michéal, a player with the club who was one of four young men to lose their life in a horrific accident in west Donegal in January. The game raised funds for Irish Kidney Association House in Beaumont, Dublin as Michéal was a patient in the Renal Centre there a few years ago and his family selected this charity when approached about the game.The memorial match helped to raise €4,255.00 with the thanks of the local communities and beyond. Michéal ‘Roycee; RoartyThe club said: “We would like to thank everyone who donated and came out to support us on the day even though the weather was against us. “We would like to thank all the players that got involved and all the ladies that helped serve the food and all the sponsors that were kind enough to donate to us, Roarty’s Shop Dunlewey, An Chúirt Hotel, Donegal Bouncy Castles, Óstán Loch Altan, The Dunlewey Committee, Eamonn Coyle Memorials, Paul A Roarty Electrician and Ionad Cois Locha.” Memorial match for ‘Roycee’ raises over €4,000 for Irish Kidney Association was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:DunleweyDunlewey CelticIrish Kidney AssociationMícheál RoartyRoycee
Fans of the San Francisco Giants have taken to social media to voice their outrage over recent political donations made by one of the team’s owners, Charles B. Johnson.Charles Johnson, chairman of Franklin Templeton Investments, is also the principal owner of the San Francisco Giants.Civil rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards and Oakland-based attorney John Burris announced a “total boycott” of the Giants Sunday after election filings revealed that Johnson had donated the maximum $2,700 to the …
“If we are serious about marketing the country to the world, we must engage the brand ambassadors who are ordinary South Africans,” says Brand South Africa’s Wendy Tlou. (Image: Brand South Africa) • Brand South Africa infobrandsouthafrica.com PO Box 87168, Houghton, 2041 Tel: +27 11 483 0122 Fax: +27 11 483 0124 • National Development Plan: Utopian dream, practical blueprint • Forum focuses on active citizenship • A freedom timeline: 20 years of democracy • Mandela Day has improved South Africa’s generosity • Infographic: Vision 2030 and the National Development PlanWendy TlouBranding a nation is like branding a sugary beverage or a pop star (even those with questionable talents). The goal is the same: maximise brand value and remain relevant to your audience.Like any brand, nations change, values change and so should the message about the chosen or perceived brand identity.If we are serious about marketing South Africa, we must be clear about what our values are.Branding South Africa is critical to the future of the country for the trite reason of competitiveness and much-needed direct foreign investment.The process of brand development and leveraging the value the brand brings without engaging the diverse people of the country is a plan that is sure to fail.That we have not invested in the exercise of ingraining a common vision that will inform our overall brand as a nation may be seen as a sign that we are not serious enough about how we market South Africa to its own people and to the rest of the world.We are taking chances. In sustainable marketing, buying our own hype is not an option – our marketing ingredient has to be real, otherwise anything else will see us pay dearly in the long run.Branding a country or state, and branding a nation, are mutually exclusive tasks.A credible country can exist without a strong nation, but a country is stronger with the existence of a powerful national brand, an inclusive one at that.Central to a nation is a shared and common culture.A culture that is not limited to whether you are from the north or speak a particular language, but rather a culture of common understanding, one where we uphold the fundamental values that allow all the people of and in South Africa to be who they are, without anyone infringing on their rights.A culture that embodies the ideal that together we are stronger, but divided we are vulnerable.We must address the fact that South Africans are inherently polarised and are thus unable to effectively develop and own a common culture, due to our race and class differences.I suppose it is safer to talk about this after a hotly contested election. Perhaps we don’t trust one another to believe in the same ideals.The impact of partisan politics is perhaps the biggest contributor to lack of unity.Our overall disinterest in the national narrative makes it easy for us to be sold bogus ideas by entities who have only self-interest and profit-making at heart.We are so desperate that the smell of meat on a braai and the ephemeral excitement derived from sport has become our assumed identity, our brand as a nation.While we must celebrate how we embraced one another over the past 20 years during huge sporting events that we had the privilege to host, we do have to ask ourselves whether there was enough follow-through to maintain such a momentum.One would have hoped that there was no better time than the celebration of 20 years after democracy to rectify the error.Can we honestly say that we are underselling the story of our 20 years of achievement?The legacy and brand of Nelson Mandela, our progressive constitution, Table Mountain and hosting the World Cup, among others, are too limited tools in our arsenal to fulfil our mission of achieving solid leadership and dominance on the continent, remaining the gateway to the rest of Africa.They are too limited to ensure we are respected and unmatched – not only because of what we have done, but because of what we are focusing on and investing in for future generations.Being a breathtakingly beautiful country alone is not enough.Knowledge, innovation and excellence are fundamental to any brand.The Americans are arrogant in their pursuit of maintaining global dominance.They are unequivocal about being the standard.They are unrivalled in terms of education, innovation, sports and military capability.They say and believe that they lead because no one else will – and they back it up.Why are we unable to strive for the same on the continent and have the vision, political will and hard work to back it up?We may not be there right now, but a systematic and inspired effort to get there, an aggressive crafting of a new narrative around a collective move to fix our education system and making South Africa a safer and more secure country is just as sexy a story as that of the Big Five at Kruger and the wonderful wines in and around Stellenbosch.For this, decisive and uncompromising leadership from the top is required. We must identify key areas of focus that place us shoulders above other large economies that are a real threat to our economic prowess and leadership on the continent. These focus areas must guarantee returns and have an effect in a relatively short amount of time.The strategy of having several focus areas is ineffective, because South Africans are impatient.We want results now.The concept of planning decades ahead and working for tomorrow is not what we preach.The high levels of instant gratification in the private lives of South Africans are indicative of this challenge. This stifles our potential to create credible institutions, led by brilliant minds, to include in the brand value we offer the world. We want to know that there is imminent change that is not dependent on who will occupy the highest office in the land, but on the will of South Africans – and that it will serve their interests first and foremost. We need to attach equal importance to the development and encouragement of citizen loyalty and efforts to attract foreign investment.When South Africans are proud and committed to the development of the country, everyone will do their bit to ensure that those interested in investing do so with the kind of confidence that will encourage long-term investment in several sectors.Featuring locals in television adverts is cute, but it is not enough to make the project of marketing South Africa, to South Africans and abroad, exceptional.Properly integrate South Africans in the branding and marketing of their own country. Get more people to participate in keeping the cities and villages clean, not just for visitors, but also for themselves, so that they are also proud of their country.Brand Proudly South African must be given life from our products, content and – importantly – through the lives of ordinary South Africans.Let us be honest and clear about who we want in our country, what they bring and how they can help solidify Brand South Africa.When we are marketing South Africa, do we have in mind the Ivy League graduate looking to do exciting and innovative work in Africa, or the less skilled miners from Zimbabwe?The Ivy League graduate is just as valuable as the miner – however, their contribution to the development of the country is different.We expect that their economic activity will significantly benefit key industries, including tourism, which continues to perform positively in parts of the country.But without a stronger message about prioritising safety, security and reliable infrastructure, we will not be able to attract the calibre of visitors that our economy needs to grow at levels that we need.We must be unapologetic in the pursuit for quality individuals to make South Africa their professional and economic home. If not, we merely overburden ourselves by taking on more people to cater for.The pressure under which public facilities find themselves cannot be understated. If we are serious about marketing the country to the world, we must engage the brand ambassadors who are ordinary South Africans.Limiting our potential to aesthetics is problematic – we can create, we can think and we must tell the world this. We can charm and impress with more than just a three-minute video of pretty South Africa on YouTube.Tlou writes in her personal capacity. During the day she is the marketing and communications director for Brand South Africa.
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in When I began working at the Journal of Light Construction in 1999, I was assigned to edit the magazine’s Q&A column. At all of my various jobs since then, I’ve been called on to help answer questions submitted by residential designers and builders.Over the last twenty years, I’ve been asked the same three questions again and again:No matter how many times my colleagues and I try to wrestle with these issues, the questions persist. I feel a little like Phil Connors in the movie Groundhog Day. If I was effective at my job, you might think that these questions might taper off in frequency — but they don’t. These stubborn questions return again and again, and experts’ efforts to answer them are ineffective.So why are these questions so thorny? As I began to ponder these issues, I wondered:After mulling these issues, I realized that I don’t have any simple answers. But it’s worth untangling a few threads to figure out what’s going on.These problems elicit a variety of reactions from builders, including some shoulder shrugs. But these aren’t trivial problems. Imperfect knowledge can result in expensive mistakes — and these are not victimless mistakes. Every month of the year, GBA hears from homeowners facing $20,000 and $30,000 repairs for avoidable problems.The residential construction industry inexplicably accepts a high rate of defects — defects that include damp basements, moldy insulation, persistent ice dams, and grossly oversized HVAC equipment. Our industry needs to start seeing these defects as unacceptable. The auto industry would never accept this level of defects.Right now, the residential construction industry is failing to consistently build good houses. We need a paradigm shift.Let’s look at these three questions, one at a time.Poorly insulated cathedral ceilings… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Like at Liverpool, defensive lapses doomed Barcelona to a 2-0 deficit by halftime.Other than getting a lift from defender Gerard Pique, Barcelona was inspired again by Messi, who tried to almost singlehandedly win the game for them in the second half. The club’s all-time greatest scorer hit the woodwork before scoring in the 73rd minute when he put in a rebound of a save by Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Doménech. But his best effort to force added time was an off-target header with five minutes remaining.Valencia’s eighth Copa del Rey title and first since 2008 capped the celebrations of its 100th anniversary since its founding. After a poor start to the season, it came on strong and set a club record with 17 matches in a row without a loss en route to reaching fourth place in the league to clinch a Champions League berth. It also made the Europa League semifinals.“I am so happy. I have been with the club for eight years and have been through some tough moments. This club deserves more moments like this,” said a tearful Dani Parejo, who helped Valencia dictate the match until he was substituted for a right leg injury.With Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembele injured, Valverde aligned Sergi Roberto, who normally plays at right back, next to Messi and an uninspired Coutinho.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war FRENCH OPEN 2019: A look at younger, less-famous challengers DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:25Convicted mayor links Bilibid doctor to corruption02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES The result was a toothless team that relied on Messi to generate almost all of its attack.Valencia needed more than four minutes before it could complete consecutive passes, but its first attack was inches away from producing a goal if not for the timely intervention of Pique, who rushed back to clear Rodrigo Moreno’s shot from the line.There was no stopping Kevin Gameiro’s shot from just inside the edge of the area in the 21st when Gabriel Paulista sent a long ball to José Gayá breaking unmarked down the left flank. Gayá found Gameiro, who used one touch to dodge the tackle of Jordi Alba before firing home.With Barcelona in disarray, Rodrigo made it 2-0 in the 33rd when Parejo broke Barcelona’s pressure, and launched Carlos Soler, who sprinted past Alba and sent a pin-point cross right to the head of Rodrigo.Barcelona improved after Valverde sent on midfielder Arturo Vidal and forward Malcom for the second half for Nelson Semedo and Arthur, who have recently returned from injury.Messi hit the far post in the 56th, then scored when Doménech did well to parry a header by Clement Lenglet from a corner by Malcom. The ball fell to Messi to finish off his 51st goal of the season.“Anytime you win a league title, you have to call it a good year,” Pique said. ”(But) we finish the season with a bittersweet sensation.“We are FC Barcelona and have the obligation to win all competitions. We have to congratulate Valencia and look to start next season even stronger.” Valencia players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Copa del Rey soccer match final between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, Saturday. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)SEVILLE, Spain — There was no lifting of a winner’s trophy this time for Lionel Messi.The Barcelona star had to settle on receiving the runner-up plate from Spanish King Felipe VI after Valencia beat his side 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too The defeat ruined Barcelona’s chance to earn a second consecutive domestic double and an unprecedented fifth Copa del Rey in a row.More importantly for coach Ernesto Valverde and players in question such as Philippe Coutinho, who again did little to help Messi in attack, the loss puts a disappointing finish to a season that just weeks ago was lined up for the treble.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We weren’t able to meet the expectations that we created,” Valverde said. “A month ago we were celebrating the league title. Fifteen days ago we were thinking we had a chance at a treble. And we came up short in the decisive moments in both the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.”Barcelona’s first defeat in the Copa since losing the 2014 final came two weeks after it suffered a stunning 4-0 turnaround at Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals, squandering in remarkable fashion a 3-0 first-leg win. MOST READ View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
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