Thelma Moring, 92, Wichita: June 21, 1922 – June 8, 2015

first_imgThelma MoringThelma Rose (Wassenberg) Moring, 92, died on June 8, 2015 in Wichita. She was born to August and Golden Elizabeth (Schwineaman) Wassenberg on June 21, 1922 in Marysville. On April 27, 1944, she and Ben E. Moring were united in marriage in Wichita, KS. She will be missed by many. Survivors include her husband, Ben E. Moring of Wichita, daughter, Rita Jackson of Atlanta, GA, daughter, Joan Myers (Jerry) of Wichita, daughter, Pat Pickrell of Wichita, daughter, Alyssa Hendry (Dale) of Peck, KS, son Dwayne Moring (Melissa) of Goddard, KS, daughter, Frances Yoder (Mike) of Wellington, KS, brother, Jerry Wassenberg of Harlingen, TX, grandchildren: Chris Barker, Jaret Barker, Sarah Watts, Bobby Stinson, David Stinson, Jennifer Dorsey, Adrian Hendry, Nathan Hendry, Willow Moring, Tjaden Moring, Orion Moring, Natasha Self, Zachary Stevenson, Kara Peterson, Andrew Yoder, 17 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughters: Theresa Rose and Jean Marie Moring and 8 brothers and sisters. A memorial fund has beenestablished with the National Parkinson Foundation. Recitation of the Holy Rosary: 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Thursday, June 11, 2015 both at St. John Catholic Church, Clonmel, KS. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info. Arrangements by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, KSlast_img read more

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How will D’Angelo Russell be as a Warrior? The answer begins now

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — By now in his career, D’Angelo Russell understands he can only control what he can control.Can he and Stephen Curry share the backcourt? Will the Warriors run more pick-and-roll? Is he part of the future, or is he a trade asset? These are things Russell can’t control. With training camp opening this week, his only concern is letting the work provide the answers.“When you come into a new situation, I think you’ve got to lead by example before anything. You kind of gain guys’ …last_img read more

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New Illustra DVD Released: “Call of the Cosmos”

first_img(Visited 697 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Illustra’s newest DVD showcases Psalm 19 in multiple ways.A new feature-length DVD has just been released by Illustra Media, producers of The Privileged Planet. Here is the trailer for “The Call of the Cosmos” —Psalm 19:1 famously says, “The heavens declare the glory of God.” The tools of modern astronomy enable us to see that glory as never before. As usual, Illustra brings ancient truths to glorious modern life through fantastic images, narration and interviews, and expansive music. The DVD includes seven episodes woven together that answer questions and explore mysteries about the universe and man’s place in it:How big is the universe?Are there really more stars than grains of sand?How could God care about humans on such a “pale blue dot” in a vast universe?Hear what a famous agnostic, author of God and the Astronomers, admitted about his agnosticism.Learn about beautiful auroras and how they connect to the earth’s habitability.Watch how a total solar eclipse unlocked secrets of the universe.What did astronauts say on the first trip to the moon?Be inspired by a collection of the finest space images, Scriptures and music.Those familiar with the short classic “Powers of Ten” will enjoy the opening presentation of a journey to the limits of the universe, with probably the most accurate portrayal of the large-scale structure of galaxy clusters and superclusters ever made. Each episode flows into the next seamlessly, allowing viewing by chapters separately or as one hour-long visual adventure.Quicksleeve cover. Obtain bulk copies on sale.DVD’s are declining in popularity, but not as fast as expected. There is still a significant demographic that enjoys having hard copy. There are two formats for obtaining this film in DVD format: (1) in a standard clamshell case, you can have it as part of your video library. (2) In quicksleeve format, you can obtain small copies in bulk for ministry handouts. For a short time, there is a sale on The Call of the Cosmos where you can buy 50 for $75.* Consider buying bulk copies to use as Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers or handouts to unbelievers. You can also share this trailer with people on social media by embedding the link at the end.December 24 will be the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 crews’ reading of Genesis 1 from the moon. This is a perfect time to enjoy and share The Call of the Cosmos with your friends, family, and acquaintances.*If you subscribe to RPI’s Newsletter and to Illustra Media’s John 10:10 Project, you will get notifications of when the sale prices are available. As of this writing, you can order at the sale price now at Go2RPI.com.last_img read more

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Green Building Myth: Green Products Are Hard to Find

first_imgThe last few weeks I’ve written about common myths of green building: that it has to cost more to build green, that green building is mostly about materials, and that green products don’t work as well as conventional products. This week I’ll cover the myth that green building products are hard to find.When I first started writing about green building products twenty years ago (a couple years before launching Environmental Building News), they were few and far between. There was only one company I knew about that made paints, adhesives, and sealers that were formulated specifically to minimize harmful emissions: AFM (American Formulating and Manufacturing) in California. There wasn’t yet a certification for wood products produced in an environmentally responsible manner. Decking made from recycled plastic wasn’t on the market yet. And compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were only available only from specialty distributors.Times have certainly changed. Not only have those start-up companies that offered “green” products grown and broadened their distribution, but mainstream companies have dramatically greened their product lines.Consider insulation for example. Twenty years ago, cellulose insulation was available. It wasn’t nearly as good a product as it is today, but it was about the only insulation material with significant recycled content. Within short order, fiberglass insulation manufacturers began adding recycled content to their product—either from recycled glass bottles or glass cullet from window glass manufacturing. More significantly, nearly all of the foamed-plastic insulation materials (extruded polystyrene, polyisocyanurate, and spray polyurethane foam) 20 years ago were made with blowing agents that depleted stratospheric ozone (which protects the earth from harmful ultraviolet light). Except for expanded polystyrene (beadboard) you couldn’t find ozone-safe rigid-foam insulation. Today, those ozone-depleting blowing agents are totally gone. None of the insulation on the market today damages the ozone layer.With paints, the changes have been at least as significant. No longer is “healthy” only the purview of small, specialty manufacturers. Many of the major paint manufacturers, including Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, PPG, and Glidden Professional, now offer paints with little or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In most areas, you no longer have to special-order the healthier options or try to find specialty suppliers.WalMart is now the nation’s largest seller of CFLs, and you can buy a wide range of these energy-saving lights from independent hardware stores, grocery stores, and home centers. Some retailers even take back older CFLs (and linear fluorescent lamps) when they fail, offering a convenient recycling and safe disposal service for homeowners.With kitchen and bath cabinets, conventional practice still uses particleboard made with urea-formaldehyde (UF) binder that offgasses significant levels of formaldehyde (a known human carcinogen). Finding cabinets made without UF binders can still be a challenge, but it’s much easier than it was even five years ago. As demand has increased for non-formaldehyde products, manufacturers have responded.Twenty years ago, before the federal 1.6 gallon-per-flush standard went into effect, finding water-conserving toilets was a huge challenge—and locating models that worked well was even harder (see last week’s column on myths about the performance of green products). Today, not only do all toilets sold in the U.S. meet the 1.6 gpf standard, but there are over 500 models that meet an even stricter standard of 1.28 gpm AND satisfy rigorous flush performance standards. Look for the WaterSense label in searching for water-saving toilets, lavatory faucets, and (starting next month) showerheads.Twenty years ago, natural linoleum and cork flooring–greener alternatives to vinyl (PVC) flooring–were only available from specialty suppliers and commercial flooring distributors in larger cities. Today, these are widely available from most flooring retailers.The last example I’ll mention is bathroom fans. This might sound trivial, but until Panasonic introduced quiet, reliable bath fans about 20 years ago, the only models available were so noisy that homeowners almost never used them, leading to mold, decay, and other problems. Today, there are dozens of highly durable and very quiet bath fans on the market. Look for products that are rated for continuous operation (an indicator of durable components) with noise ratings of 1.5 sones or less.* * *Yes, some green products are still hard to find, but getting hold of such products is far easier than 10 or 20 years ago. As demand continues to grow, these products will become even more available—and more affordable.I invite you to share your comments on this blog.To keep up with my latest articles and musings, you can sign up for my Twitter feeds.last_img read more

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Leaks Show What Apple’s iOS 7 Could Possibly Look Like

first_imgRelated Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img What is black and white and flat all over? Depending on who you believe, that would be iOS 7, Apple’s next version of its mobile operating system that runs on iPhones and iPads. (Update: See our live coverage of Apple’s announcement for the latest details on iOS 7.)Apple is expected to announce what is new in iOS later today at the keynote to its World Wide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple-focused blog 9to5Mac was shown a supposed early alpha version of iOS 7 of what the new operating system should look like. According to the blog’s source, iOS 7 showcases flat design (without shading or looking like real-life objects), has a “black and white” mode and changes the font featured across the operating system.[See also: Why Apple Really Needs To Kill It With iOS 7] The blog’s source would not allow it to take screenshots of the new iOS 7 and said that it was an early “alpha” of the product, meaning that there could be significant changes to what is shown today at the WWDC keynote and what 9to5Mac was shown. To the right is a mock that the blog put together to show off the potential changes to iOS. 9to5Mac Mock of iOS 7Here are the potential changes:Primary font in iOS 7 could be Helvetica Nueue Ultra Light, which has been seen on the WWDC posters at Moscone Center as Apple was setting up for the conference last week.Redesigned app icons that employ a simpler, flat design.Two color schemes – black and white – that could possibly change depending on time of day. For instance, the black mode could be employed during the day while it is light out and the white mode at night. The iPhone could theoretically change the mode automatically depending on its environment.Apple Maps might now have walking directions.The drop-down notification menu has horizontal scrolling.(See also: Survey: What Do You Want In iOS 7?)In addition to updating iOS today, Apple is rumored to be releasing its own Pandora-like music streaming service called iRadio. Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, might also be due for a refresh with additional sources of information and improved functionality. Apple might also announce new additions to its MacBook laptops and Mac OS X, the operating system it uses to run its computers.We will be covering the keynote when Tim Cook takes the stage later today. Come join us in the discussion and let us know what you want to hear from Apple today. dan rowinski Tags:#Apple#iOS 7#WWDC last_img read more

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How Your Process Can Help with Nonlinearity

first_imgBecause the buyer’s journey or process (or both) are more nonlinear than ever, that sales process (or sales conversation, if you will) follows suit. The fact that both are nonlinear speaks to the fact that you often have to figure out what to do in certain circumstances. It’s true you often move forward in the process only to move backward or cover ground a second (or third) time. There is still a benefit to having a sales process and several methodologies.Alfred Korzybski, a scientist and philosopher, said, “The map is not the territory,” and surely it is not. What a map does is remove detail and reduce the terrain to something useful for a person trying to find their way. Maps are in no way as complex and complicated as the territory, nor do they need to be for them to be helpful.The Map That Is Your Sales ProcessThe sales process guides your actions as you move from target to close. A standard process might look like this: Target, Qualify, Diagnose or Discovery, Solution Design, Presentation and Proposal, Acquisition and Negotiation, and Won, Lost, or Status Quo. The process provides insight on traveling from Target to Qualified, and Qualified to Diagnose or Discovery, and so on. The map, in this case, provides verifiable outcomes that mark your progress.Many of the challenges in winning new deals come from not doing what is necessary. Imagine that “Target” requires the company to already buy what you sell (it’s challenging to sell to people who don’t benefit from the value you create or the solution you sell). Calling on companies that don’t need what you sell in hopes of helping them see the value is a waste of time and effort. That time and effort that would be better invested in companies that need your help. There is no way someone who isn’t a target can be qualified.There will be times when the map offers little guidance. Some events cause problems where you are required to figure out what you can do to move things forward. Your key stakeholder, the one you call your champion, was just recruited out of her role. A larger company decides to purchase your prospective client, and you now receive an RFP from the new parent company. These are Black Swans, but the nonlinearity is often as simple as a new stakeholder being invited into the sales conversation, causing you to go back to an earlier stage in the process, before being able to proceed. Without a process or some methodology, you wouldn’t be able to recognize that the stakeholder was not part of your discovery or exploration process.That Map That Is the Buyer’s JourneyThere are as many maps of the buyer’s journey as there are sales processes. For my money, I go with Rackham’s simple explanation of four stages: 1) Dissatisfied, 2) Recognition of Needs, 3) Evaluation of Options, and 4) Resolution of Concerns. I find this to be enough for B2B sales. But there are other journeys, many of which are more easily applied to B2C. A standard journey might go from Awareness to Interest, to Consideration, to Purchase, to Post-Purchase, to Re-Purchase.Let’s stick with Rackham’s work here. If your client isn’t dissatisfied, you know that they are unaware of any compelling reason to change. They may also be dissatisfied and unwilling, unprepared, or unable to change. Whatever causes them to stay in that state must change for you to create an opportunity. When you can’t answer the question, “Why are they considering change,” you may be deluding yourself that you are working on a real opportunity.If it means anything that a prospect is at a stage in which they are trying to resolve their concerns before making a decision, it would seem to suggest a necessary action (or set of actions) you must take to help them decide. The buyer’s journey may not tell you how to resolve those concerns, but your sales process might.On Orienting GeneralizationsMaps are orienting generalizations. They aren’t precisely accurate because the detail is necessarily removed. However, enough information is left to make it helpful in finding your way.Nonlinearity is problematic for a couple of reasons. First, when things don’t progress in the order in which you are accustomed to, you must figure out what you need to do, and how to ensure you do all the things that need to be done to win the deal. It’s also difficult to align all the people involved in a deal on both sides of the table. Not only can the client continue to add people who are behind where you believe you are in your process, but they can also be ahead of or behind their peers in their journey.Without these orienting generalizations and some of the details that underly them, you are not capable of recognizing the nonlinearity. You may be blind to where you are on your map, blind to where your contacts are on their map, and devoid of any idea or premise about what you should do.A Clearer Lens Through Which You Might LookProcesses and methodologies provide a lens through which to view your pursuit of your dream client. The more powerful your lens, the more you can see. The clearer your lens, the more detail you can see.Even though the nature of a complex, dynamic human interaction like selling makes it nonlinear, it is a mistake to go without processes and methodologies that provide you guidance as to how you might find a path to your destination. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Abueva unfazed by Alaska’s slew of losses: ‘We will come back’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska is in the middle of its worst losing streak in franchise history but brash forward Calvin Abueva is not a bit bothered.Despite losing its 10th straight game, Abueva is confident the Aces are capable of entering the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs and turning their fortunes around.ADVERTISEMENT “We’ll make the playoffs and of course we’ll return the favor to Phoenix,” said Abueva who finished with eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, and three blocks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re really not that concerned,” said Abueva in Filpino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena after losing to Phoenix 95-93.“We will come back and of course we’ll do something to stop this losing streak.”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 starsAlaska is 0-2 so far in the PBA Governors’ Cup but it lost eight straight games at the close of the Commissioner’s Cup.The Aces’ latest loss was a hard blow with Fuel Masters’ Eugene Phelps dealing the final jab at the buzzer. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Dellavedova surprised with PBA’s physicality Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

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LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan help Spurs rally past Bucks

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11) drives to the basket past Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic (41) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs have won five straight overall and eight in a row at home, though San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is not ready to make any grand proclamations about the team’s direction.San Antonio’s veteran coach knows nothing matters until the postseason. Still, the Spurs are starting to feel good about themselves.ADVERTISEMENT San Antonio was without third-leading scorer Rudy Gay, who missed the game due to an undisclosed illness, but the reserves stepped up in his absence.The Spurs shot 11 for 27 on 3-pointers, with reserves Marco Belinelli (4 for 8) and Patty Mills (4 for 7) combining for most of the 3s. Belinelli and Mills both finished with 16 points.“Tonight was a great example of understanding the game plan, executing the game plan and trusting everyone and each other on the defensive end,” Mills said. “It was probably one of the best games for us all season in playing team defense.”Antetokounmpo was limited to 13 points in the second half on 5-for-9 shooting as the Spurs sent multiple defenders at the Bucks’ 6-foot-11 star.“They played really good team defense, packing the paint,” Antetokounmpo said. “I was trying to create some shots for myself but I was trying to find my open teammates. I think I did a pretty decent job but we weren’t able to knock down shots.”San Antonio opened the second half on a 17-4 run while holding Milwaukee to one field goal in the opening five minutes.Aldridge’s eighth 3-pointer of the season, this one off one of DeRozan’s six assists, gave the Spurs their first lead of the game at 67-64 with 8:41 remaining in the third quarter.San Antonio outscored Milwaukee 33-23 in the third quarter and opened the fourth on a 10-1 run to solidify control of the game.TIP-INSBucks: The Bucks had won two straight in San Antonio with their previous loss coming Dec. 2, 2015. … Milwaukee is 23-12 on the road this season, the league’s second-best mark behind Golden State (21-11). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spurs: Gay has missed 12 games this season, including one for rest. … Aldridge had 15 rebounds, giving him 7,815 for his career to move past Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for 72nd in league history. Robertson had 7,804 over 14 seasons with Cincinnati and Milwaukee. … Mills is the only Spurs player with 120-plus 3-pointers in five seasons.ABSOLUTELY BATTYThe game was delayed nearly a minute after a bat flew above the court and buzzed past Bucks guard Pat Connaugton’s head. Bledsoe ran, ducking for cover and Antetokounmpo dashed away.“I can’t even deal with roaches and ants,” Antetokounmpo said. “There’s no way with a bat. I don’t understand why the mascot is a coyote; it should be a bat.”The Spurs’ mascot, The Coyote, emerged in a Batman costume Sunday with a net along with a stadium worker and scared the bat to the rafters of the AT&T Center. The Coyote captured the last bat at the AT&T Center, making a diving catch with a net on Feb. 2 when the Spurs faced New Orleans.WELCOME BACKFormer Spurs center Pau Gasol was honored before the game with a video highlighting his 18-year career with the Grizzlies, Bulls, Lakers, Spurs and the Spanish national team, as well as his charitable work. Gasol signed with Milwaukee after accepting a buyout from San Antonio on March 1.“I think it was a very warm welcome even though I basically left a week ago or so,” Gasol said. “But the relationships are here, the moments that we put together are here and it’s appreciated from both ends.”UP NEXTBucks: At Dallas on Tuesday night. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Milwaukee’s lead atop the Eastern Conference was cut to two games ahead of Toronto after losing on the second night of a back-to-back.Popovich said the Spurs caught a break in the schedule, as the Bucks arrived in San Antonio at 4 a.m. after hosting Charlotte on Saturday night. They also lost an hour of sleep due to Daylight Saving Time as the Spurs rested at home after last playing Wednesday in Atlanta.“It certainly doesn’t help, but all the credit goes to them,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said. “They deserved to win, they played better than us. We just weren’t good enough tonight.”Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 13 rebounds as Milwaukee’s two-game winning streak ended. Eric Bledsoe added 21 points and Brook Lopez had 11 points and 10 rebounds.The Bucks appeared fresh early as Bledsoe scored nine points during an opening 11-4 run. The Spurs started sluggishly, opening the game 2 for 10 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policycenter_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 28 points and the Spurs overcame a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 121-114 on Sunday night and match their longest winning streak of the season.“And then the truck hit us after we turned the corner, is that what you’re about to say?” Popovich said, chuckling at the question. “I don’t make sweeping assumptions about where we are (and) where we’re going. Just like any other year, we’ve always tried to be the best team we could be by the time playoffs arrive and we hope that we’ll be part of the playoffs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSan Antonio has moved into seventh in the Western Conference and within percentage points of sixth-place Utah. The Spurs’ home streak includes wins over Denver and Oklahoma City, and they have now beaten the top three teams in the East at home after topping Philadelphia in December and Toronto in January.“It was a great test for us, one of the best teams in our league,” DeRozan said. “We started off kind of rough but we kept at it. To pull out this win is big.” MOST READ Spurs: At New Orleans on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Ateneo shows character in quick win over UP P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

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