first_imgVince Caponi, CEO of St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis and former trustee of Saint Mary’s College, spoke to Saint Mary’s students in a self-described “true David Letterman fashion” talk called “The Top 10 Rules to Live By.” The College’s “Cross Currents” program sponsored this talk as part of its ongoing Collegiate Speaker Series. Using anecdotal framework from his experiences with his daughters, Caponi addressed students with advice on how to approach the business world after graduation. Introducing his “top 10,” He told students that they should consider three things as they go through college and enter the business world. “In order to be a good student, person, employee, there are three things we all want from our experiences: you want to be in on the things that affect you, you want recognition for a job well done, you want to know what you do makes a difference in people’s lives and have a very clear sight of what role you play,” Caponi said. He followed with his top 10 rules to live by. Caponi said his first two rules, humility and gratitude, were underrated traits of real leaders. Going into the business world, he said, someone would take a chance on you because you have no experience, and it is important to demonstrate your thanks for the opportunities you are given. His third rule was about ethics. “The ethical part is your handshake; it is your honor,” Caponi said. “It’s something only you have and you are the only one who can make that positive of negative.” The fourth rule was to have a sense of humor, which is important because you have to learn to laugh at yourself. Caponi said laughter can help relieve tensions in a lot of difficult situations. Caponi also said that everyone should have a “can-do, positive attitude.” He told students to remain positive, especially when first entering the career world. “There are people that walk around with a cloud over their heads, but that will get you nowhere,” Caponi said. “When you apply for jobs, there are going to be a lot of people who are going to tell you that you can’t do it, but you have to remember that you are a gift from God and that you have a unique talent.” Sixth on Caponi’s list was to love where you are. He said that if one does not receive their ideal position in the company, take advantage of the opportunity because situations tend to work out in the end. As a seventh rule, Caponi said he would advise everyone to try and learn something new everyday. Learning new things, especially details about people, can break down the walls that divide us and allow us to start building relationships. His advice was to learn from outlets that you don’t necessarily agree with. The eighth rule was to communicate often and clearly. Caponi stressed the importance of communication, both verbal and physical communication. “In terms of jobs, communication is very important,” Caponi said. “It’s really important that you do it clearly, understandably and often.” The ninth rule to live by, according to Caponi, was to remember that there are two sides to every story. Keeping this in mind, Caponi said, do not rush to judgment and give people the benefit of the doubt. He also said that it is important to explore, probe and to find out the truth in these situations. Caponi’s culminated his top 10 list with a rule that he said was probably the most important of the 10 — volunteer. He said location isn’t an excuse, because there is always an opportunity to spend time giving of yourself to others. “My advice to you is do what you do, and love what it is that you do,” Caponi said.last_img read more

first_img Related Articles Everton’s principal partner SportPesa has strengthened its relationship with the Premier League, after becoming an official partner of the club’s charitable arm.The multifaceted deal alongside Everton in the Community will see funding be provided for the long-standing ‘Imagine your Goals’ programme, which provides five football therapy sessions each week, supporting over 200 people.This initiative offers those living with mental health issues an opportunity to talk about their problems, and seek help and support in a familiar environment.Richard Kenyon, Everton in the Community CEO, explained: “As a charity we have been delivering mental health provision for over a decade, with ‘Imagine Your Goals’ being one of our flagship programmes. “It has been extremely valuable to so many people in our local community but almost a year ago our external funding was cut, which has meant we have been funding it internally through Everton in the Community.“This partnership with SportPesa means that we can continue with our great work and continue changing people’s lives, but it also means we can plan for the future with a sustainable programme moving forward. It’s a very important partnership for the charity but more importantly, it’s really very valuable to the people it helps every week.”Furthermore, the agreement is also set to see SportPesa become a founding partner of Everton in the Community’s mental-health focused campaign, ‘The People’s Place’.As a result, the charity is to build and develop a purpose-built mental health facility close to Goodison Park to support anyone in need.The Kenyan betting group is to also provide further financial aid via the creation of ‘Goals That Give,’ which will see the firm donate £1,000 for every Everton goal scored at Goodison Park for the entire length of the partnership. This money will be backdated to the start of the 2018-19 season, and will include the goals scored against Gor Mahia in the SportPesa Trophy at Goodison in November, bringing the current goal tally to 31.Kenyon added: “Poor mental health is becoming more and more of a prominent issue and whilst we already do a lot to address this through the programmes we run, we realised that the need for a physical facility where people can just call in and discuss their needs is vital. “We launched a one-million-pound fundraising campaign at the start of the season, and having SportPesa join us as a founding partner means that we can really build on our plans.”Adam Beighton, director at SportPesa, commented: “Giving back and being part of the community is the core value that SportPesa has grown up with since we were first established five years ago. “We are very proud of the work that we do in giving back to the community rather than just being a part of it – this is absolutely key in everything we do. “To be involved in such a very special project for us is fantastic and we’re very proud to be part of Everton in the community.” StumbleUpon Share Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

first_imgMichael Phelps made the trip to Augusta National to watch his first Masters as Tiger Woods pulled off an incredible career comeback Sunday — and the Olympic champion swimmer certainly didn’t go unnoticed as he watched from a prime spot.“I’m getting chills right now,” Phelps said Wednesday during an interview with “Today” (per golfweek.com). “The chance to see (Tiger Woods) at that place be able to come back when everybody counted him out. It’s cool because I kind of have an idea of what that feels like, climbing back to the top of the mountain. Having a chance to see him do it on his terms with his kids there, I was speechless for two days.” Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom A near ace on No. 16, Tiger Woods extends his lead with two holes to play at #themasters pic.twitter.com/9IJRrbfYhc— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019The video of Phelps and Woods made its rounds on social media, and Phelps later explained what led to that moment after his friend gave him an extra ticket to the Masters.Michael Phelps is just a locked in as Tiger pic.twitter.com/1eYCPtph8a— Ry (@JustRyCole) April 14, 2019″We started walking around the course and ran into a couple of nice people who had gotten to the gate early, at 3:30 a.m,” Phelps said. “They said, if you ever want to come back and sit on 16 with us, we have a couple of chairs. We got lucky, met a super nice guy working there that had some seats set up in some prime spots that we just had some pretty amazing access to.” As Woods intensely focused at the 16th green, Phelps was seen during the broadcast just as tuned into the moment. Fans around were cheering, but Phelps mirrored Woods’ emotions after the 15-time major champion almost made a hole-in-one as the ball stopped just 3 feet from the hole.Afterward, Woods said: “That 16th hole has been good to me.” Related Newscenter_img Masters 2019: Tiger Woods looks ahead after triumph: ‘I can win majors now’ The 23-time Olympic gold medalist said he didn’t know he was featured on the broadcast until much later because cellphones are not allowed on the course at Augusta National.“I think he knew I was there because I was standing when he walked out of the clubhouse (before his round), and it looked like somebody said something to him about it, like one of the guys walking out with him,” Phelps said.“Being able to watch him and how in control he is of every single thing on the golf course. I feel like every step is so calculated and every little small detail he pays so much attention to. It’s something I can relate to.”last_img read more

first_imgNow, with the Blues’ backs up against the walls, they know they can’t leave any stone left unturned as they lay it all on the line.STANLEY CUP FINAL 2019: Bruins fans ready for another Boston championship”Whoever goes out there has to execute,” Jaden Schwartz bluntly told reporters Monday. “We know it has to be better. Comes down to one game.”The Blues last scored a power-play goal in their 7-2 loss in Game 2, when Colton Parayko fired a shot from the point that went off Brandon Carlo and past Rask in the third period. Even then, it wasn’t a set play that really helped take things off; instead, it was a matter of getting pucks on net.That’s what started to come together again for St. Louis on Sunday; rather than focusing on set plays or connected passes, they did what they could, focusing mainly on getting shots away. Although it didn’t translate to a goal, it got them closer than they had been in previous matchups.”Last night was a lot better, simplified,” Alex Pietrangelo said.The Blues’ power play has been somewhat of an Achilles’ Heel for the entirety of the playoffs and the Bruins’ penalty kill that has truly pushed them to the brink. Not only are they reading the Blues well, taking away their shooting and passing lanes, taking the puck away and blocking shots, but they’re also able to limit the time and space that St. Louis has to work with.Schwartz explained another factor that has come into play is Boston’s ability to box the Blues out with ease. Forcing St. Louis to change the way they run the power play.”Getting the puck through to start the power play is good. Get them running around a little bit, just execute,” Schwartz said. “Making tape-to-tape passes, moving, getting guys low, moving it high again. I think when we’re stagnant, standing still and passing it, we’re not really moving their box around.”Beyond the Bruins’ four penalty killers and their top-two units, Boston has another weapon in Rask. Win or lose, he’s likely the Conn Smythe winner given his performance through these playoffs; his numbers speak for himself as he boasts a 1.93 GAA and .938 save percentage through these playoffs.MORE: If Blues win, here’s why Jay Bouwmeester gets the Cup from Alex PietrangeloThe Blues have created more pressure by having players like Ryan O’Reilly and Patrick Maroon screen Rask in front and get in the crease. They also did a better job of getting as many shots as they could on net in Game 6, but for Game 7, St. Louis needs to completely adopt the crash-the-net mentality if they want to put their demons behind them and take home the Cup. Missed passes, blocked shots and outstanding saves from Tuukka Rask have defined the St. Louis Blues’ power play thus far in the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins.Going into Sunday’s Game 6, where the Blues had the chance to clinch the franchise’s first title, they had gone just 1-for-14 on the man advantage. Although they’d managed to take the series lead without much success up a man, they would have to capitalize on every opportunity to secure the title on home ice. Unfortunately, St. Louis couldn’t convert on four power plays, which could have made all the difference in a 5-1 defeat that forced a Game 7 back in Boston on Wednesday. “On the power play, shooting for the rebounds, shooting for guys getting to the net, being around the net, finding some dirty goals around there… that’s definitely in the back of our minds for sure,” Craig Berube said in regards to improving on the man advantage.The Blues could start experimenting and shuffle up the power-play units. Schwartz knows it’ll take more than some rearranging to get the job done, but believes that it’s just a matter of giving it a full effort and that come Wednesday, the Blues will be ready.”…At a time like this, I think it’s just getting pucks to the net, taking their outsides away. I think we’re doing a decent job of getting in the zone. We have to get more bodies to get on the same page,” Schwartz said.last_img read more

first_imgRangers are now level on points with Spartak in an incredibly tight Group G, one point behind leaders Villarreal after the Spaniards’ goalless draw with Rapid Vienna in Austria.Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt qualified for the last 32 with their fourth win from as many group games by beating Apollon Limassol 3-2 in Cyprus, while Lazio joined them in progressing from Group H as goals from Marco Parolo and Joaquin Correa secured a 2-1 win over Marseille to eliminate last season’s runners-up.Record five-time winners Sevilla needed a late penalty from Ever Banega to claim a 3-2 victory at Akhisar Belediyespor, after having a man sent off, losing a two-goal lead and seeing the Turks miss a spot-kick of their own.Pablo Machin’s side are level with Krasnodar, who beat Standard Liege 2-1, at the top of Group J.Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Chelsea booked their place in the Europa League knockout stage as Olivier Giroud’s first club goal of the campaign gave Maurizio Sarri’s men a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov, while Rangers lost a seven-goal thriller against Spartak Moscow.Giroud ended his 11-game goal drought this season by giving Chelsea a 53rd-minute lead, and the Premier League giants held on despite BATE striking the woodwork three times in the match.“I was hoping to score soon because I came back late from the World Cup and I was lacking maybe a bit of efficiency and luck but you always need to keep working hard and keep the faith and that’s what happened tonight,” France striker Giroud told BT Sport.The Londoners moved six points clear of Hungarians Vidi at the Group L summit and remain unbeaten in 17 matches since losing the Community Shield to Manchester City in August.BATE started strongly and came within a whisker of taking an early lead as former Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb teed up Dmitri Baga for a long-range strike which crashed against Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s post.The visitors quickly started to monopolise possession, but despite seeing over 70 percent of the ball in the first half, they failed to even manage a shot on target against a well-drilled BATE outfit.But Sarri’s men were much improved after the break and Giroud, who also scored twice for Arsenal against BATE in the Europa League last term, broke the deadlock by meeting left-back Emerson’s cross with a firm downward header. The hosts almost levelled just five minutes later, as they hit the woodwork for second time in the match when Nikolai Signevich diverted the ball onto the crossbar.BATE coach Alyaksey Baha, the older brother of midfielder Dmitri, was left holding his head in his hands after Aleksey Rios blazed an even better chance to equalise over the bar.center_img There was still time for BATE to hit the post again, as right-back Rios’ brilliant dipping volley beat Kepa but bounced to safety.– Gerrard finally beaten in Europe –Steven Gerrard’s Rangers saw their 11-game unbeaten run in this year’s Europa League come to a dramatic end as they threw away the lead three times in a 4-3 defeat at Spartak Moscow.Both sides were the beneficiaries of comical own goals in a crazy first half which ended with Glenn Middleton putting the Scots 3-2 ahead, but Luiz Adriano and Sofiane Hanni both scored in the space of 71 seconds to snatch Spartak victory.last_img read more

first_imgJo Klemm, founder and president of the Classic Car Friends Pattaya, poses with his prized Alpha Romeo.Six months of planning and organization will come to fruition on Saturday, March 2 when the Classic Car Friends Pattaya stages the 2nd Pattaya Classic Car Show at the Asia Pattaya Hotel on Pratumnak Soi 4.Jo Klemm, founder and president of the Classic Car Friends Pattaya and his associate Martin, the Club’s event manager, have enlisted the aid and co-operation of many generous and benevolent people who have given their time and resources to help support the return of this popular family event.Pattaya will once more witness a parade of classic cars on Saturday, March 2.Joe and Martin’s philosophy is to use classic cars to help underprivileged children in the local community and their idea proved a huge success in 2017 when the inaugural Classic Car Show exceeded all expectations. It will be the same again this year as the organizers have teamed up with Radchada Chomjinda, director of the Human Help Network Foundation Thailand, to help facilitate the disbursement of the proceeds to worthy causes. Indeed, one of the highlights of this year’s show will be a performance on stage by children from a local care center.This year’s Classic Car show starts at 12 Noon when attendees will able to get a close up view of approx. 90 pristine vehicles that represent decades of auto-development and iconic styling. The showground at the Asia Pattaya Hotel provides an ideal venue will its spacious surrounds and sweeping views over the Gulf of Thailand. At 4pm the Classic Car Parade will start from the showground and proceed into the center of Pattaya before returning back to the hotel via the Beach Road. The cars will be escorted by Pattaya Police and members of the MC Club Happy Biker Friends.A charity dinner will be served in the cliff top pavilion starting at 7pm, with delicious starters, BBQ meat & seafood, Sushi, delicious summer salads, Thai, Chinese and international cuisine and a creative variety of deserts.Tickets for the event are still available for 1,000 THB including the BBQ-buffet, free-flow of beer & soft drinks, live show performances by Paul Jackson’s Blues Brothers Band (the best in Thailand) and the Children of the Drop In Center Pattaya. Thai TV superstar Mario Maurer will also be on hand to support the charity auction.Vintage cars always attract a hoard of admirers.All proceeds from the ticket sales, auction and the charity dinner will be donated to benefit underprivileged children in the local community.For more information visit the Classic Car Show website: www.classic-car-friends-pattaya.com or Facebook/classic-car-friends-pattaya.com, Tel: (Jo) 092 753 9309 or (Martin) 085 299 6188 or for tickets call the Pattaya Mail newspaper during office hours at 038-411-240-1.last_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThere were night and day results for a pair of Nelson Youth Soccer Rep teams during the Slurpee Cup Sunday in Kamloops.The Nelson Selects came home with the silver medal after dropping a narrow 2-1 decision to the European Football School from North Vancouver in the final of the U17 Girl’s Division.Meanwhile, Nelson Reps returned with a 1-3 record in the U18 Boy’s Division in Kamloops.Nelson U17 SelectsBrittany Wheeler scored the lone goal for Nelson as the Selects dropped a heartbreaker to EFC in the final of the Slurpee Cup.Wheeler was the game MVP for the Selects.The Reps opened the four-team tourney with a 3-1 victory over Langley FC Fury.Taylor Stewart, rejoining the team after having second thoughts about the season, scored twice and Alex Hawes added a single to lead the Nelson scoring.Hawes netted the goal thanks to a nice feed from teammate Paige Mansveld.Andrea Stinson was named the team MVP with Bekka Schrader and Rosie Porter receiving a few votes from the Nelson coaching staff.The Select made it two straight later in the day with a 3-2 win over Westside Campionesse FC.Schrader, Stewart and Stinson, scoring on a penalty shot, potted goals for Nelson.Stinson earned her second MVP award of the tournament.Nelson played the entire tournament without the services of striker Morag Paterson and Sydney Zondervan.The Reps return to the pitch for the B.C. Soccer Provincial Playdowns against Kootenay South June 11-12.Nelson U18 Selects
Coach Keith Williams has been down this road before.After starting strong the veteran skipper watched his squad lose five of seven games en route to a pair of less than impressive performances during tournaments in Coeur d’ Alene and Kamloops.However, last season finished with a high after Nelson won the Provincial B Cup title after experiencing the identical start to the year.“Our 1-3 record this weekend came as an initial disappointment but in the end the realization that (Prince George) is made up of players from Kamloops, Kelowna, Terrace and region and the fact that we can easily hang in there with the best is a very strong sign of things to come,” Williams explained.The Selects finished the Kamloops tourney losing by only 2-0 to Prince George.After dominating the Kootenay South tourney to open the season, Nelson finished 1-2 at the Bill Eisnewinter Hotshot event in Coeur d’ Alene.“The boys are beginning to understand what upper level soccer is all about,” Williams confessed following the Hotshot event.Of course this season has not come without a few downers.Perennial all star Luke Mori injured a shoulder playing baseball; midfielder Simon Sheppard has a nagging ankle injury that just will not heal; and Andrew Woodward is just getting back to action after injuring a wrist.Add in Dom Kalesnikoff on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and Kootenay Regional Team keeper Adam Delman leaving to play in Calgary, and if Williams didn’t have any bad luck he’d have no luck at all.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more