How to be more respected at work

By on December 17, 2020

first_imgBeing respected feels great. Here are four easy ways you can gain respect from your colleagues.Don’t be a weakling: Nobody likes a jerk in the office. On the other hand, if you’re too nice, you can come across as a pushover. Find a balance somewhere on the nicer side of the middle.Own up to mistakes: You won’t have many fans if you think you’re right all the time. Even if that’s often the case, you’re not perfect. You’ll impress your coworkers if you can be humble enough to admit your mistakes.Help out: Everybody is busy. Anytime you can help someone lighten their load, it will definitely be appreciated. If you are someone others can depend on, you’ll definitely earn respect.Dish it out: An easy way to be respected by your coworkers, is to give it in return. It’s often easy to respect someone who has been respectful to you. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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John Gibbs

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgJohn L. Gibbs, 53 of Sunman passed away Thursday March 29, 2018 after being involved in a car accident on US 50 near Elrod.  John was born Wednesday April 8, 1964 in Lawrenceburg and was the son of Irvin and Ruth (Cole) Gibbs.  He married Amy (Fletcher) Gibbs February 22, 2002 and she survives.  John worked in the maintenance dept. of Aurora Casket and also was owner/operator of both Honest John’s Feed and More and also Honest John’s Excavating.  He was widely known for his honest deals, and the way he treated people;  ready to socialize, tease, talk to or help anyone, whether he knew them or not.  He was a man who the neighbors or anyone else could always call upon, and he would be there.  He would do for anyone, not for money, but because he just wanted to.  He loved to work, loved his church, the Holman Christian Union, where he served as Treasurer and Deacon.  He was very devoted to God and his religion.  He loved Oliver tractors of which he has a collection of over 30. Although he hated traveling, he would travel anywhere to buy another Oliver.  Then have to build more buildings to keep them in. He was a member of the Oliver Tractor Association and also the Paint Horse Association.  He also enjoyed his family time, and loved to play with his great niece, Taylor.John is survived by his wife Amy, and her family, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.Funeral services will be at 11AM Thursday April 5, 2018 at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 US 50, Dillsboro 47018 with Pastors Tom Holt and Mike Addison officiating.  Cremation was chosen.  Visitation will be 4-7 Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to Holman Christian Union Church, Heart Fund or the Diabetes Association.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Office of the provost displays student art

By on September 17, 2020

first_img“I will have a departure from the art fields … and head into more behind the scenes in terms of operations because I am fond of the organizational systems,” Dinh said. “But I may start leaning into more PR and e-commerce stuff, which I previously did this past summer in textile fashion production.” “As an institution, our museums are recognized as having the best standards and practices when it comes to attracting and exhibiting the finest artwork in the world,” Zukoski said. “I believe it’s equally important to curate artwork from our own student artists.” Each academic year, a representative from the provost’s team chooses a student’s art exhibit from the USC Fisher Museum of Art to be featured in their office, taking great care in deciding which art will be displayed and choosing a piece that will send a positive message to students on the importance of displaying student artwork and appreciating the work of USC students. Zukoski said the decision to have a student’s work displayed in his office comes from a desire to represent their student body and their ability to create unique pieces of art. “I am instantly inspired when I come into my office and see student artwork,” Zukoski said. “It serves as a daily reminder for why I am here — for why we as faculty members are all here. It’s to support these brilliant students of ours.” “We [were] looking for pieces that are relevant, dynamic and empowering: Brian Dinh’s artwork embodies all of those elements and more,” Zukoski wrote in an email statement to the Daily Trojan. Zukoski endorsed the decision to display a student’s artwork. He said he feels that it adds value to the office by showcasing the artistic skills of USC students. Dinh said that having the first artwork he’s created on display was bittersweet since the work represents a stage of his artistic journey that has come to a close as he has begun to “loosen” his artistic style. Provost Charles Zukoski sends a representative to the student art display every year to select work that will be hung in his office, reminding him of the students at the core of his work. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) As for Dinh’s future plans post-college, he hopes to continue pursuing art but wants to change his field of interest. center_img “It’s a work that encapsulates the beginning of something that I’m moving away from,” Dinh said. “I don’t produce that kind of work anymore. So does that mean my work is less valuable [compared to today’s work]?” Dinh, a senior majoring in fine arts with an emphasis in oil painting, had his first oil painting “Dream Beam” featured in Zukoski’s office. The painting depicts a boat on the water’s surface with fish swimming underneath the surface of the flowing water. Since August, Provost Charles Zukoski’s office has been home to vibrant paintings of still life and portraits. They’re pieces from throughout senior Brian Dinh’s art career, ranging from his high school artwork to the end of his senior year of college. In addition, Zukoski hopes the artwork will send a message to students that the work they create holds value. Dinh, who will graduate in May, currently works as an office administrator at the Fisher Museum of Art — an experience that he said has piqued his curiosity about museum operation. “I went to a performing arts high school, so everyone there pretty much had their own gifts to bring to the table,” Dinh said. “[At USC] I feel like the disparity between that has been a setback in terms of challenging yourself creatively when there’s not a lot of people who feel as creative as you do.” “Art is essential to education: It creates a culture of thought that moves, inspires and transforms people,” Zukoski said. “Contemporary art created by our own students at this very specific time in history has something to say about our current culture and world, and I think it’s worth listening to by placing it in our offices, schools and maybe even someday our museums.” Dinh felt that the biggest setback for him artistically is that many students in his art classes tend to be from non-art majors and are in the class to relax, while Dinh himself is passionate about the subject. last_img read more

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Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Complete results for Martinsville night race

By on August 13, 2020

first_imgLeaders summary (driver, times lead, laps led): Joey Logano 5 times for 234 laps; Martin Truex Jr. 2 times for 132 laps; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 70 laps; Ryan Blaney 2 times for 34 laps; Aric Almirola 1 time for 19 laps; Brad Keselowski 1 time for 5 laps; Corey LaJoie 1 time for 5 laps; Chase Elliott 1 time for 1 lapStage 1 top 10: 22, 14, 48, 19, 43, 9, 1, 4, 21, 24Stage 2 top 10: 48, 12, 22, 88, 4, 43, 24, 9, 1, 8 MORE: Highlights from Wednesday night’s Martinsville raceTruex finished ahead of the trio of Team Penske cars, as Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano had nothing in the closing laps for the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team.Bubba Wallace, who said before the race it would be the biggest of his career as he piloted his No. 43 Chevy with a special Black Lives Matter paint scheme, finished 11th after battling Jimmie Johnson for 10th in the closing laps.”All in all, great job to come here and execute with no practice,” Wallace said. “My favorite place and it just continues to show. I’ll tell you what was badass was to race with ole seven-time (Johnson) there at the end. You think Jimmie Johnson wins so many times here and we’re running him down. Hats off to my guys.”Below are the complete results from Wednesday night’s race at Martinsville, which mercifully ended up not being affected by rain in the area.Who won the NASCAR race at Martinsville?Truex’s win at Martinsville on Wednesday night marked his first victory of the season. He sits fourth in the points standings after 11 races with 2,014 points on the season, behind Kevin Harvick, Logano and Chase Elliott.”I think the last few trips here we’ve had a lot of confidence,” Truex said after the race when asked about his consecutive Martinsville wins. “Since really the last couple years, we’ve just continued to refine our setup, what we’ve been doing. I kind of found the rhythm that I need here. My guys have been giving me a car that drives the way I need it to to be fast.”The short tracks I think for us is just something that we’ve been working on consistently throughout the years. A lot of these places you can take kind of the same approach, the same thought process into your setup, take it to these tracks. Our group has really been together for a while, for the most part, we’ve just been able to continue to work on the same things. That’s really been the key.”Retweet to congratulate @MartinTruex_Jr on his second consecutive win at @MartinsvilleSwy! #BlueEmu500 pic.twitter.com/RWKBgCEgNs— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 11, 2020Wednesday night’s victory also means Truex has now won a NASCAR Cup Series race in six straight seasons.”Definitely feel fortunate to be with great teams, great people, be able to show what I can do behind the wheel,” he said. “It’s been awesome. Just sometimes you pinch yourself when you win these things because you realize how hard they are.”He’s just getting better and better at the 📎! @MartinTruex_Jr is pumped to score another victory at @MartinsvilleSwy! pic.twitter.com/gM4jCBRf1K— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 11, 2020MORE: Updated NASCAR schedule for 2020NASCAR at Martinsville resultsAll three Team Penske drivers finished in the top five, and all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished in the top 10 on Wednesday night. Though Truex won, it was a tough race for Joe Gibbs Racing, as Kyle Busch, Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin finished 19th, 20th and 24th, respectively.Below are the complete results from Wednesday’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville.Pos.Driver1Martin Truex Jr.2Ryan Blaney3Brad Keselowski4Joey Logano5Chase Elliott6Alex Bowman7Matt DiBenedetto8William Byron9Kurt Busch10Jimmie Johnson11Bubba Wallace12Ryan Newman13Chris Buescher14Michael McDowell15Kevin Harvick16Tyler Reddick17Clint Bowyer18Corey LaJoie19Kyle Busch20Erik Jones21Ricky Stenhouse Jr.22Ty Dillon23Matt Kenseth24Denny Hamlin25John Hunter Nemechek26Ryan Preece27Daniel Suarez28Christopher Bell29Cole Custer30Brennan Poole31J.J. Yeley32David Starr33Aric Almirola34Quin Houff35Joey Gase36Garrett Smithley37Austin Dillon38Reed Sorenson39Timmy HillAverage speed of race winner: 77.378 mphTime of race: 3 hours, 23 minutes, 56 secondsMargin of victory: 4.705 secondsCaution flags: 7 for 52 lapsLead changes: 14 among 8 driversLap leaders: R. Blaney 0; A. Almirola 1-19; J. Logano 20-62; C. Elliott 63; J. Logano 64-114; M. Truex Jr. 115; C. LaJoie 116-120; J. Logano 121-201; J. Johnson 202-271; R. Blaney 272-283; J. Logano 284-306; R. Blaney 307-328; J. Logano 329-364; B. Keselowski 365-369; M. Truex Jr. 370-500 The driver who won the NASCAR race yesterday is the same driver who won last time the Cup Series visited Martinsville Speedway. And he did so in a similarly dominating fashion.Martin Truex Jr. led 132 laps, including the last 130, to cruise to an easy victory in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, the first NASCAR Cup Series night race in the 70-year history of the half-mile track in Martinsville, Va.last_img read more

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PNG can host commonwealth games

By on May 26, 2020

first_imgIn his address at the closing ceremony of the XV Pacific Games in Port Moresby he said PNG is proud of its cultures and traditions and can exceed anything.He said PNG can and wants to host the commonwealth games.He said PNG must bid to host the next commonwealth games here in Port Moresby and around the country.Ogio said this has been a very a successful games thanking the volunteers, sponsors and the governemnt for the games.” We wish  Tonga good luck for 2019. Your brothers and sister from Papua New Guinea will help you. I now declare the 2015 Pacific Games closed,” Sir Micheal said.last_img read more

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NEC Rules against Rep. Zarzar

By on January 18, 2020

first_imgA request to drop two senatorial nominees of the ruling Unity Party (UP) from contesting the pending special elections has been denied by the National Elections Commission (NEC).Sinoe County District#3 Representative, who is an executive of the UP, Matthew G. Zarzar, claimed that the  two UP senatorial candidates, Milton Teahjay and Willington G. Smith, whose  names have appeared on the NEC’s preliminary listing,  were in violation of section 5.2 of the Legislative Code of Conduct of 2014.Teahjay is the Superintendent of Sinoe County and Willington G. Smith is also the Superintended of Rivercess County.Rep. Zarzar claimed that the two UP senatorial aspirants had not resigned their appointed positions as provided by the Code of Conduct.The section requires appointed official desiring to canvass or contest for elected public office to resign said post, at least two years before the date of such elections.However, in NEC’s ruling,  delivered by its Chief Dispute Hearing Officer, Muana S. Ville, the elections body declared the “Rep. Matthew Zarzar’s complaint against Milton Teahjay and Willington Smith is hereby dismissed.”Delving into the merits of the entire case, Ville narrated that on August 18, 2014, the lawmaker reminded the Commission that its  qualification of two UP’s nominees to contest the  special senatorial elections was in violation of Section 5.2 of the Legislative Code of Conduct.The NEC Dispute Officer  quoted the UP executive as saying that he named Milton Teahjay and Willington G. Smith as those in violation of the code.He continued, “Based on the lawmaker’s request, we conducted an investigation and determination.”“Citations were issued and served for the parties to appear for hearing of the matter on August 28, at the hour of 11: AM,” adding “Rep. Zarzar made no representation when the case was called for hearing.”His absence, the Dispute Hearing Officer said in the ruling, prompted the UP’s legal counsel, Atty. Miller Catakaw, to file a motion for dismissal, claiming “the lawmaker has abandoned the case and his absence is an attempt to delay the proceeding.”Atty. Catakaw, who is the deputy secretary general of the UP and lawyer for both Teahjay and Smith, won the acceptance of NEC’s Hearing Officer to the attorney’s argument for dismissal.Immediately following the ruling at NEC’s office, Atty. Miller Catakaw, in an interview with journalists,  disclosed that the “cardinal obligation of a UP partisan is to support the party candidates through campaigning and to provide other support within his or her capacity at any elections.”Atty. Catakaw claimed that the lawmaker’s compliant was in total violation of Article VII, Section 1(e) of the UP’s constitution.“What the lawmaker needs to understand is that if anybody wishes to challenge our party’s candidates, it should not have been Rep. Zarzar, who is an executive of the UP.”The attorney added, “Zarzar’s action is seen or perceived as challenging the signature of the UP’s National Executive Chairman, who signed the nomination papers for these partisans of our political party.”According to him, Rep. Zarzar’s complaint that the UP nominees should have resigned their positions in order to be candidates for the Liberian Senate was belated. “What he doesn’t recognize is that this law took effect on June 20, 2014, the date, on which it was published.”“This law not intended to affect the 2014 senatorial elections, which is pending. This is because it requires that government officials, such as Superintended should resign their appointment at least two (2) years before the elections they wish contest in,” he clarified.“This means that these candidates were to resign in 2012, the minimum time required by this law.”Also, Atty. Catakaw said, the law could not and was intended to operate retroactively to the Liberian Constitution.“The constitution forbids ex-facto laws and his complaint  against our candidates, Teahjay and Smith should comply with a statute, which is not applicable to the 2014 senatorial election and is therefore untenable,” he further clarified.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Polling Lapses in Montserrado County

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgOfficials at a polling center in rural Montserrado County try to calm down a crowd of voters who had become frustrated over the slow process and disorganized queue system.Although Election Day Was PeacefulThe conduct of the polls in Montserrado County Districts # 15, 16, 17 and some parts of 11 was marked by several lapses on the part of National Elections Commission (NEC) workers. In these districts, the voting process was early faced with challenges, including the late start of polls and complaints from voters over not finding their names on the voters roster. Furthermore, two voters were initially denied for over an hour from voting at the Caldwell Bethel Christian Community School because their names were not on the roster – although they had valid voter  ID cards.However, when this same situation occurred at the Maranatha, the names of the voters were recorded on a separate page on the voter roster, and they were subsequently allowed to vote. Also, when a similar situation occurred at other polling stations in Districts # 15, 16, 17 and 11, the voters were not denied to vote. Their records were immediately jotted down, and they were allowed to vote. Both schools are located in Caldwell, District # 15.With violence playing a central theme in the history of elections in Liberia, the need for security (mainly police and soldiers) officers cannot be overstated. However, at Maranatha, there were no security personnel on the ground. Although no violent incident was reported, the question most voters had was ‘what if there was a fight?’ Despite this obvious lapse in planning, the voting process was peaceful and things went on smoothly in spite of the aforementioned challenges.The issue of the photos of voters or their names not being identified on the final voters’ roll that were later remedied by NEC workers was also reported at other polling stations like the Sims Community School in Caldwell, District # 15, Caldwell Assembly of God High School and the Elizabeth Tubman Memorial High School, both in Caldwell. This is one issue that the NEC would have to work on for the next election cycle, as District # 11 also reported similar situations.Despite some polling stations opening late in Districts #16 and 17, another problem that quickly emerged early on in the voting process was the lack of poll workers in the queue to assist voters to identify which precinct or center they were supposed to vote in. This caused serious problems for voters as many of them ended up attempting to vote in the wrong rooms; at which point they were sent back outside to another queue, despite waiting in very long queues to reach that far. This caused some very tense confrontations as these people were not allowed to head into the right/correct room to vote, but were expected to start off at the back of a new line. This dilemma was not only reported in Districts # 16 and 17; it was also reported in 11 and 15.On Election Day, as also in life, time is of the essence. However, poll workers in Districts # 11, 15, 16, and 17 were apparently not conversant with this maxim as they took almost four to five minutes just to identify a voter’s name on the roster, which caused unnecessary delays and long queues. But thanks to some quick thinking, NEC presiding officers and poll workers, were able to bring these situations under control , especially the process of identifying names on the roster, which had caused the queues to swell.Meanwhile, the standard bearer of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, and the President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Charles Cuffey, voted at the Lott Carey Baptist School in Virginia, District #17. Mr. Freeman was happy to report that his voting process was problem-free, adding that he is very hopeful of winning the election because he has been an advocate for the Liberian people for a very long time. Freeman said there will not be a first round winner, and is hopeful of putting up a good fight in the second round. The MPC leader said that if he loses the elections, he will continue being a businessman.Making a comment, PUL President Charles Cuffey hailed the poll workers for doing their best to allow citizens to vote, despite the challenges.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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