Looking Back On Life-Changing Moments Helping You To Move Forward With…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSDivorceEncouragementFinancial IssuesGuideHabitsInspirationLife ChangesMarriageMental HealthMistakesOpiniontipsWorkplace Previous articleBreaking News: Apopka police in search of hit-and-run driver involved in fatal collisionNext articleA Basic Handbook For a Night In With Friends Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here OpinionBy Jane LucasEver look back on your life and think, if you could turn back time you would change something? You aren’t alone in this thought. So many of us can, at times, feel guilty about making mistakes or decisions that end up changing the course of our lives. It happens! But it isn’t something to regret; rather, learn to embrace the good and the not-so-good, accepting rather than judging who you are or where you’ve been. Of course, it may have changed your life in such a way that it short-circuited what you initially wanted, or maybe your life hasn’t turned out the way you had hoped it would. We all have been given a certain deck of cards that is life, and sometimes, whether we like them or not, the hand we are dealt is what we have to deal with. No matter where you are in life, it is good every now and then to look back and see where the lessons are. Sometimes, it may not feel like you can take anything away from the situation, especially if it is causing you hurt and pain. But there are always things we can learn, and in many cases, we can move forward knowing that we have more knowledge and experience now to guide us better in the future. With that in mind, here are some of the life-changing circumstances that can really change who we are.    A working environment and career choicesIt’s sometimes hard to believe that our career choices can have such a huge impact on our future, and in many, often unexpected ways. First up there is our health. Performing a particular task, or working within a specific environment, can mean that you are now prone to future health risks. This might include hearing loss if the workplace or work environment can cause harm to your internal eardrum. It might be that your work causes you great stress, or because of the type of work you do, such as being at the computer all day, you worry about achy wrists, headaches, or eyestrain. Not to mention that your job has an impact on your future finances, in terms of how much you can save as well as having enough going into a pension or retirement for the future. There is no denying that your choice of work and work environment can impact your life in many ways. But often the biggest impact can be on your mental health. Your work can cause stress, anxiety, and depression, with sideline symptoms including lack of sleep, loss of appetite, anger, and frustration. While at the time it can feel like there is no way out, when looking back try to identify from your experience what is a good working environment, and what is not, and take that knowledge with you into next time. Past habits and mistakesHave you ever been in a position where things have gotten a little out of hand? Many of us might be able to identify with forming habits for things that we know aren’t the best for us. For example, a drug addiction. It might be you find yourself in a situation where your workplace has undertaken reasonable suspicion training in drug testing, which might have caused problems for you in the past. Maybe it isn’t drugs, but more alcohol dependency, smoking, or other vices that we can all be tempted by. The decisions we have made in the past to let those things dominate our lives might be able to help you make better choices in the future. At the time, it doesn’t feel like there is a way out, or there is a life without it. But taking those first positive steps toward gaining back control can make the biggest difference in your life. Financial issuesStruggling with your finances can really hinder your chances of a prosperous future if you don’t tackle the issue head-on. Your finances might be a lot to handle at first. After all, few of us are given life lessons on the ins and outs of wisely using a credit card, how credit can affect your life, and budget management. Yet, as adults we are expected to understand the financial world and thrive instead of sink. Things can be manageable with credit, mortgages, and debt, though. And yes, in some cases it can get out of control if you don’t right the sinking ship. Certainly, heading down a road of bankruptcy can do damage to a strong financial future, making it a much longer road than necessary to get there. We are all human though, and it is understandable if you feel like you have no choice. This is why having experienced law firms on your side can help guide you through the process. Just know that, if you go the route of bankruptcy, things like credit and mortgages will be harder to obtain, and you will find that you will often be asked to declare it, even when you are through it and on the other side; financial applications and even work interviews may ask about this, and it could affect your career. Learn from this experience and let it encourage you to think carefully before taking drastic action and try to budget wisely,  knowing that you can handle things moving forward. A marriage breakdownLet’s be honest, nobody enters into a marriage considering that it will break down at some point, but relationships can run their course. Sometimes it can seem impossible to predict what will work and what won’t these days. However, the breakdown of a marriage can really affect your life moving forward. You can struggle to live independently; you may have court custody hearings to attend; and life as a single parent may feel overwhelming. This is why it is important to ensure that you try and work things out. Marriage counseling can often help, alongside separation trials, or even just giving each other some space while you figure out, with objective support, the next best step. The reality is, while it may feel like the end of the world, in some cases people are happier apart than together. Which is far more important. It is essential to understand that not all marriages are destined to work; however, some people can feel divorce is the easy route out. Looking back you may wish you had tried harder to communicate, to talk things through, or to give things another go. Especially if you have children. But don’t let that hinder your future. You can go on again to love and be married again when you’re ready, and you may certainly thrive in a new dynamic. Just try and remember to do what is right for you. Hopefully this brief guide can helps you if you find yourself faced with any of these life-changing circumstances, encouraging you to look back and gain the knowledge and experience needed to move forward, better than ever. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

#Limerick Directors’ criminality leaves murder victims’ family penniless

first_img Previous articleLimerick Jazz vibes and vocalists at Improvisation PartyNext article#Limerick man on domestic abuse charges refused bail Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img The #Limerick company directors were appealing the severity of a prison sentence before Limerick Circuit CourtTHE family of a #Limerick murder victim have lost out on a pension payout because of the “criminality” of two scaffolding company directors who withheld contributions deducted from the wages of their staff.Gerry Neilon of Newtown, Pallasgreen and Raymond Neilon of Cappawhite, Co Tipperary, avoided prison sentences for what a judge described as their “criminality in deducting workers pay” and not passing it on to the Pensions Board.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Judge Tom O’Donnell made his remarks at Limerick Circuit Court where the two company directors appealed the six month sentences imposed for failing to make remittances to the Pensions Board within 21 days of deducting the pay from their staff.Their criminal actions came to light when Patrick ‘Happy’ Coleman (33) was murdered by a 15-year-old boy as he walked to his home in Carew Park after watching the Limerick play in the 2007 All Ireland hurling final.  He had kicked over a bottle of beer on the path before the teenager followed him and stuck the broken bottle into his neck. He died from blood loss some hours later.Mr Coleman, who worked for the Neilon brothers, was supporting four children.In 2007, the company accountant stopped sending the €20 per week deduction from employee wages to the Pensions Board. Mr Coleman had been paying into the scheme but as his payments hadn’t been forwarded for six months before his death, the insurers refused to pay the €76,100 his family would have been entitled to.The Neilon brothers, whose company has since wound up, were sentenced to six month imprisonment in 2012 and 2013. They immediately appealed the sentences and Judge O’Donnell agreed to several lengthy adjournments to allow them  an opportunity to repay Mr Coleman’s family.They agreed to monthly payments of €250, which meant that Mr Coleman’s family would be waiting for more than 12 years to have his death benefit paid in full.  To date, just over €6,800 was paid, €2,000 of which was lodged in court this week.Judge O’Donnell said it was “grossly unfair” and the money paid to date was “far from unsatisfactory”.Defence counsel Lawerence Goucher, BL said that Gerry Neilon found it difficult to get work, but was doing his best and “certainly not trying to dodge what should be paid”, while Sinead Garry BL told the court that Raymond Neilon could not work because of a medical condition and was claiming social welfare benefits to support a family of four.Judge O’Donnell was told that Mr Coleman’s family did not wish for either of the Neilon brothers to be jailed.A High Court action against the former company’s accountant seeking the recovery of funds is at an advanced stage.Judge O’Donnell said he had to commend the laudable position Mr Coleman’s family had taken.Suspending the prison sentences for two years, Judge O’Donnell bound the former directors to the peace and ordered them pay an additional €3,150 to Mr Coleman’s family within the next 12 months. Twitter Print TAGScompany directorslimerickPatrick ‘Happy’ Coleman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live News#Limerick Directors’ criminality leaves murder victims’ family pennilessBy Staff Reporter – April 18, 2016 922 last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday November 22nd

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday November 22nd:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/22news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday November 22nd Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous article“Derry little Christmas” poster removed from WatersideNext articleDonegal clubs oppose proposals for calendar year season News Highland By News Highland – November 22, 2018 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Blocked on Its Ohio Bailout, FirstEnergy Tries a Regulatory End Run

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享John Funk for the Cleveland Plain Dealer:FirstEnergy now wants Ohio regulators to forget about the “power purchase agreements” they approved to save the company’s old power plants — but at the same time allow the company to keep the monthly customer surcharges that the PPAs were designed to produce.In a move that appears to be a strategy to avoid federal review of the PPAs that U.S. regulators demanded last week, FirstEnergy filed a modified version of its rate plan late Monday with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.As now proposed, FirstEnergy’s plan would eliminate the power purchase agreements between FirstEnergy’s regulated local power delivery companies — Ohio Edison, the Illuminating Co. and Toledo Edison —  and its unregulated FirstEnergy Solutions, which owns the power plants.Yet the plan would keep the new charges the purchase agreements would have forced customers to pay. In other words, customers still would see their monthly bills increase under this revised plan.In short, there would be nothing for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review in this modified plan. And therefore there would be nothing to impede the PUCO from quickly approving the modified plan.Full article: FirstEnergy abandons its ‘power purchase agreements,’ but not its plan for customers to pay more Blocked on Its Ohio Bailout, FirstEnergy Tries a Regulatory End Runlast_img read more

Despite faceoff deficiency, Syracuse’s offense manages to put together series of runs

first_img Published on March 24, 2013 at 12:24 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 VILLANOVA, Pa. — JoJo Marasco and Syracuse’s first midfield line needed to do anything they could to stay warm. Relegated to the sideline by Thomas Croonquist’s dominance at the faceoff X, Marasco and Co. had to settle for running in place or jumping up and down on the sideline instead of actually running around on the field for the vast majority of Saturday night’s 11-10 loss to Villanova.Croonquist won 22 faceoffs to the Orange’s two on Saturday, keeping SU’s potent offense away from the action and allowing the Wildcats to outshoot Syracuse 44-21. But when the Orange had its opportunities it capitalized, scoring on nearly half of its shot attempts.“We tried to slow the thing down, get better possessions, work for good goals,” SU head coach John Desko said, “because I thought when we did have the ball and took our time on offense we were getting good shots.”After an uneventful first frame, Syracuse’s offense went to work in the second quarter, piecing together a 3-0 run. The Orange went into halftime having scored five goals on just 10 shots.Villanova outshot SU in all four quarters. During that second-quarter run, Syracuse scored on half of its six shots in the frame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse reeled off another mini run in the third quarter. It scored back-to-back goals to stretch the lead back to three as part of a four-goal third quarter. Again, the Orange scored on half of its shots.“You’ve got to be real smart with the ball when you get over and especially with the defense playing a lot of defense,” Marasco said. “With these new rules, with the stall teams are going to go right into zone and you’ve got to make a quick play, so it’s going to be tough on you when you don’t have the ball.”But all the offensive efficiency that SU displayed in the first three quarters wouldn’t matter in the fourth. Syracuse failed to win a single faceoff as Croonquist continued his remarkable run of dominance at the X. The Orange got off just three shots and capitalized on just one.Trailing for the first time on the day, Marasco set up the offense with less than a minute remaining. Two years ago he scored a game-winning goal on this very field. On Saturday his heroics would be needed to extend the game. He charged toward the crease, hoping to draw the defense over, and misfired on a pass to Luke Cometti. VU scooped up the loose ball and ran out the clock against an exhausted SU defense.“In the fourth quarter I think maybe we took one or two possessions,” Marasco said. “That hurts you. Your first midfield line doesn’t get on the field.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more