Manners and values lost: Who is to be blamed?

first_imgIt has been rightly said, that “your first guru/teacher/guide are your parents”. What you learn from your birth from your parents, elders at home is what reflects in your day-to-day routine conduct with others.I still remember as a child, even when I had not even started walking and speaking properly, my parents used to educate and teach us to say Pranaam/Namaste or to touch the feet of elders in the family or in our colony or of anyone visiting us.I saw my parents wishing my grandfather both early in the morning and before going to bed. Later, as I grew up, I still recollect that my grandfather after his morning routine and breakfast would sit in the verandah of the house, facing the main road. Every passer-by whether known or unknown used to wish him respectfully and in response, he would bless them saying, ‘Aashirwaad or khush raho.’This culture was the foundation of our upbringing and inculcated humility as well as consideration in us for all human life.Unfortunately, today these teachings from our parents/ grandparents/elders have got lost in contemporary times. Though the present generation has evolved as a highly educated society, they are lacking in the basic skills of courtesy, respect, humility and concern for each other.I do observe that the younger generation and children of senior classes are only learning materialistic education. This again is the reflection of the teachings at home. The concern is that if at home our own parents are not behaving with respect and not giving due regard to the elders in the family in front of children, then how will they imbibe these values. Even the education system today is somewhat to be blamed as there is no teaching of social ethics in the best of schools.There is an increasing level of social behavioural abnormalities with a lack of courtesy and desirable mannerisms. The materialistic approach has ushered in an era of self-centred existentialism with total disregard for others. Unfortunately, these weeds are growing stronger every day as they penetrate their roots deeper and deeper in our society.I stay in a society with an amalgamation of senior citizens, middle-aged and young folk. In our routine interaction/meetings. we commonly exchange simple pleasantries and courtesies, but there are invariably some members who take this behaviour as one’s weakness. Their attitude reeks of arrogance and simple courtesies are never reciprocated. Many times the children cross the seniors without bothering to wish them or giving them right of way. It makes one question their upbringing and the singular lack of grooming.Recently, on returning from my office in my car, I noticed that one of the society residents, a neighbour and an acquaintance, was getting some work done in his car. The scooter of the mechanic was parked in such a manner that I didn’t get enough space to reverse my car and park it in my parking slot. I assumed that on seeing me the individual would ask the mechanic to remove his scooter so that I could conveniently reverse my car and park it. To my surprise, he ignored me and remained busy in getting the car repaired from the mechanic. I suppressed my annoyance and waited calmly. I had to keep waiting for the next ten minutes. Once the mechanic left, he too moved away without any regret or apology for the inconvenience caused.What will such parents pass on to their children, I wonder. We cannot really blame the youth if we elders cannot teach them by example. After all, the youth emulates the example which is held out to them.last_img read more

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WUHS Performing Arts Department presents ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’

first_imgFrom left, Samantha Huffman – Sally; Braxton Blanton – Charlie Brown; and Tori DeMeyer- Lucy. Top Searches Top Searches Adams County Ohio ValleyAdamsOct 22 PreviousCommissioners hold April 5 meetingNext“Chalk The Walk’ highlights Sexual Assault Awareness Month Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel WUHS Performing Arts Department presents ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’April 27, 2021Mark CarpenterNews0center_img HomeNewsWUHS Performing Arts Department presents ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’ Powered By 10 Sec How to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a Pro NextStay How to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel TomatoesNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Carve a Whole ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Make the Ultimate Light and Fluffy Mashed PotatoesNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Core and Slice a PineappleNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Submitted NewsAs theater returns to Adams County, the West Union Performing Arts Department invites everyone to come see their production of Y”ou’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”The show will be held in the West Union High School cafetorium on April 30 and May 1, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., as well as May 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.  Tickets will be available from 2-6:30 p.m. on weekdays at the high school.   Seating is limited this year, but everyone is excited to get back on stage again.The show will star the many talents of Braxton Blanton – Charlie Brown, Tori DeMeyer – Lucy, Matthew Griffis – Linus, Samantha Huffman and Makenna Armstrong – Sally Brown, Makinlee Stevinson and Baylee Bellamy – Snoopy, and Brandt Seaman and Landon Kouns as Shroeder.  There are several other students playing many of the other lovable and recognizable Peanuts characters. The show has several parts doubled, so each night will have a different cast combination. The cast is limited this year, with the current restrictions, with 13 students on stage and several more doing technical work.The story revolves around a group of lovable kids and their journey through elementary school. “I think the comic strips carry simple truths,” says Jeannie Schulz. wife of the late Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts characters.“It is a mixed world out there – sometimes sweet, sometimes joyous, and sometimes disappointing. Disappointments are often sharp and stick with us a long time. Someone once said to me that Peanuts teaches us how to be human. I thought that was pretty profound.”The production is under the direction of Carl Schneider – Director, Aaron Vanpelt – Music Director,  Nancy Schneider – Accompanist and Pit Orchestra Director, Carol DeMeyer – House Manager and Props, and Matt Sheeley – Video Projections.The students and staff have been working hard for several months to bring the magic of this show to the communities of Adams County.  Join them for a fantastic evening of music, laughter, disappointment, and the joy of the classic musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”.last_img read more

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Lucketts driver a step closer to national award

first_imgA coach driver from Fareham-based Lucketts Travel has picked up a top award from National Express.Gordon Hopkins was named as the National Express driver of the month, beating stiff competition from more than 2,000 others across the UK and putting himself in the running to become Driver of the Year.Lucketts MD Tony Lawman says: “This is well-deserved for Gordon, who was chosen due to multiple nominations from his colleagues.“We believe that he is a shining example of what a Lucketts employee should be and we wish him every success in his bid to become Driver of the Year.”Gordon adds: “I’m thrilled to have won driver of the month and would like to thank my peers for their kind nominations. I’m proud to work for such a renowned company and this award is just the icing on the cake.”last_img read more

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UK police investigating allegations of electoral fraud

first_img 1 Year For more polling data from across Europe visit POLITICO Poll of Polls. Also On POLITICO Digital Politics Labour wants to nationalize broadband. Be careful what you wish for By Mark Scott Brexit Files Insight The peaks and pitfalls of tactical voting By Emilio Casalicchio U.K. police said Saturday they are assessing two allegations of electoral fraud, following accusations the Conservative party offered key Brexit Party members seats in the House of Lords if they do not stand in December’s general election.London’s Metropolitan Police told the BBC it is looking into “two allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice in relation to the 2019 General Election.”Earlier this week, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said top Tory officials tried to get Brexit Party candidates to withdraw from standing in the election by offering spots in the parliament’s upper house. 6 Months 2 Years A senior member of the opposition Labour Party in the House of Lords on Friday wrote to the police to request that the “exceptionally serious allegations” be investigated as a matter of urgency.The letter to police by Lord Charlie Falconer also makes reference to an accusation from Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe that the Tories offered her a role in future Brexit negotiations if she declined to run.The high stakes for Brexit in the December 12 vote are heightening interest in the idea of tactical voting. Amid concerns the Brexit Party could split the pro-Brexit vote in some districts, reducing the likelihood of a Conservative victory, Farage agreed not to have Brexit Party candidates compete in districts the Tories won in 2017.However, he’s since accused Downing Street of going behind his back to pressure other officials to stand down.Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged there might have been conversations among the party leaders but has denied that seats in the House of Lords had been offered — branding the claims “nonsense.”Michael Gove, a Tory Cabinet minister, said the allegations sound “pretty nonsensical” in an interview with Radio 4 on Saturday.center_img In its statement to the BBC, the police said a special enquiry team is investigating two allegations received but would not comment on individual cases.UK NATIONAL PARLIAMENT ELECTION POLL OF POLLS Kalman Smooth Kalman Apr 14Con43 %Lab34 %Lib Dems7 %UKIP1 %Greens6 %SNP4 %Reform3 %ChangeUKPlaid1 %MayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2021FebruaryMarchApril0 %5 %10 %15 %20 %25 %30 %35 %40 %45 %50 %55 % All last_img read more

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New Mexico Shuts Down Rocky Mountain EMS Service Over Violations

first_imgSANTA FE, N.M — Rocky Mountain EMS is temporarily suspended after reports of workers dropping patients and ambulances breaking down while out on emergency calls, according to a report. Watch the report below. Related: Common Pitfalls Encountered in Accreditationcenter_img KRQE-TV reports the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission closed down the service after discovering the alleged safety issues. last_img

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State Suspends MI Paramedics after Woman Found Alive at Funeral Home

first_imgMenifee suggested it might be a case of “Lazarus syndrome,” a reference to people who come back to life without assistance after attempts to resuscitate have failed. The licenses of the two Southfield (MI) Fire Departmentparamedics were suspended after a womandeclared dead at her home was discovered alive at the funeral home. The State ofMichigan has also indicated it will suspend the licenses of the two EMT’s whowere also on the scene, according to the department. An attorney for Timesha Beauchamp’s family said funeral home staff found Deauchamp alive just before she was to be embalmed. Beauchamp was born with cerebral palsy and has required medical care around the clock. Southfield (MI) Fire Department All four firefighters remain on paid administrative leave from the city pending an investigation. SouthfieldChief Johnny Menifee previously told reporters the crew did not find any signsof life despite immediately attempting to revive Beauchamp and twice morereturning to her room when relatives said she appeared to be breathing or had aheartbeatlast_img read more

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SMC Dance Marathon raises over $90,000

first_imgTags: 10th anniversary, 90k, Dance Marathon, riley hospital for children, Saint Mary’s College Saturday, Saint Mary’s students laced up their dancing shoes in support of the College’s 10th annual Dance Marathon and raised a total of $90,322.94.The 12-hour marathon benefitted Riley Hospital for Children, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Indianapolis, and this year’s theme was superheroes, senior Nora Clougherty, catering executive chair for Dance Marathon, said.“It’s the Riley kids who are the real superheroes, we just help them fly,” Clougherty said. All funds raised at the marathon benefit the hospital’s general fund and ensure that all children are treated at Riley regardless of their ability to pay, she said.Local families treated at Riley came to Angela Athletic Facility throughout the day to share their stories and motivate the dancers to stay on their feet all day. The event lasted from noon to midnight, according to a College press release.Within those 12 hours, Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon raised more than $9,000, which is the highest amount the organization has ever raised on the day of the marathon, senior Kristen Millar, internal president, said.Millar said she hoped the event would raise awareness and funds for Riley as well as give people the opportunity to have fun dancing in support of the hospital.The dancers at the event were encouraged to stay on their feet for the duration of the marathon. Entertainment at the event included learning the choreographed group dance, a bounce house, three meals, listening to the stories from Riley families, live performances by Pat McKillen, the Notre Dame Pep Band, Bellacappella, Irish dance team and the Saint Mary’s cheer team, according a college press release.Ten years ago, Francesca Johnson, a Saint Mary’s alumna from the class of 2009, created the Dance Marathon organization at the College. She returned to Saint Mary’s to attend the event’s 10th anniversary, she said.Johnson said she was inspired by her brother’s work as an executive at Indiana University’s Dance Marathon and decided to start the marathon at Saint Mary’s her freshman year. The first year, they raised $21,000, she said.“I had been in children’s hospitals when I was little, so doing something for the Children’s Miracle Network was very near and dear to my heart,” Johnson said. “Wanting to do Dance Marathon at a school that I loved was a very natural thing.”Sarah Voss Reed, Johnson’s classmate and a member of the founding group, said she was thrilled to see the continuation of Dance Marathon at Saint Mary’s.“Just to see that [Dance Marathon] has continued on even when no one knows who we are and our legacy is long gone, but the legacy of the marathon still lives is amazing,” she said.Senior Jen Lefere, Dance Marathon vice president, said she was blown away by the results and only hopes that the Dance Marathon will continue to grow.“I hope to build off what we did this year and continue to have the amazing relationships that we do and to challenge ourselves because that is what we did these last couple of weeks. As you can see, the results were insane,” she said. “We hope to keep moving forward and getting more people involved because it is a fun thing to be a part of.”Junior Allison Lukomski, external president, said a question resonated throughout the marathon, “Why do you Dance Marathon?”For Lukomski, the answer is simple: “Dance Marathon is all about fighting for a cause that is bigger than yourself, fighting for the continuation of hope that is given at Riley, fighting for the little faces I see dancing, for their health and for their lives.”last_img read more

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Vidor man crashes stolen motorcycle with drugs, gun

first_img The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative prosecuted the case.Under federal statutes, Cozart faces up to 10 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office. Cozart was taken to a nearby hospital and the wreck scene was cleared, during which time officers located a backpack affixed to the motorcycle.The backpack contained a pistol, ammunition, $3,000 cash, methamphetamine, Xanax and Hydrocodone pills.Further investigation, authorities said, revealed Cozart was a convicted felon having three prior felony drug convictions. As a convicted felon, Cozart is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. BEAUMONT – A 30-year-old Vidor man pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.According to U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown, Taylor Graham Cozart pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in possession of a firearm before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin.According to information presented in court, law enforcement officers responded to a motorcycle crash July 30 on Interstate 10 in Orange County. The defendant was the driver of the motorcycle, which was later determined to be stolen.center_img This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle S. Englade.last_img read more

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2015 inductees revealed for Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Committee for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the inductees for 2015. Recipients are chosen based on their accomplishments and significant contributions to Vermont agriculture. These nominees will be honored on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, during the invitation only luncheon at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Also during that time, the black and white photographs of the 2014 inductees will be revealed. These photos will feature Joseph E Carrigan, Ronald Greenwood, Richard Moore, Harry Morse, Sr, and Lucien Paquette.They are:Putnam Blodgett, former dairy farmer and Certified Tree FarmerArthur Clifford, innovative dairy farmer in Starksboro VT (posthumously)Mariafranca Morselli, renowned maple researcher at UVM (posthumously)Governor Frederick Holbrook, founder of the Vermont State Agricultural Association (posthumously)James Harvey, an accomplished harness racing horse trainer in DuxburyFamily members and representatives from many agricultural organizations in Vermont will be in attendance as we honor these deserving individuals.The fifty-nine photographs depicting sixty-two previous nominees are on display in the entryway of the Robert E. Miller Building and can be viewed during the Fair as well as throughout the year. We encourage Vermonters to visit the exhibition and remember the many contributions these folks have made to our industry.Nomination forms are available on the Exposition website and the deadline for submissions is May 31 every year. (www.cvexpo.org(link is external))last_img read more

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3 minutes and counting… DATEV Challenge Roth fills in record time

first_imgAll starting places for next year’s DATEV Challenge Roth in Germany, which takes place on 20 July 2014, sold out in record time earlier this week. On Monday (July 22) the online registration process launched at precisely 10:00 local time. No more than 2 minutes and 9 seconds later all of the available places for German athletes were gone. After 3 minutes and 15 seconds all slots for foreign athletes had gone too.(During the Winners’ Award Ceremony on 15 July, athletes already had the opportunity to register personally for the 2014 race and to acquire an entry code. Around 1,000 individual athletes and 200 relay teams took up this opportunity.)All the relay places for DATEV Challenge Roth on 20 July 2014 are now also booked up. Right after the online registration process had been launched, there was a real run for the relay places, and they were all gone after 50 seconds.There is one last opportunity to secure a coveted spot to Challenge Roth on 6 December as part of the annual Christmas Charity Fundraiser.Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer, said the response to the 2014 Challenge Roth event consolidated the event’s position as the world’s greatest long distance triathlon.“No other race has sold this many slots in just 3:15 minutes, we’re truly humbled by the passion triathletes have for Challenge Roth and thank everyone for their support,” he said. “We so appreciate that there are many athletes who were disappointed and were not successful, and we’re so sorry for this.“However, we hope everyone understands we are not able to make more places available as we will not compromise on quality by overcrowding.”According to the Challenge Family, the DATEV Challenge Roth website had over 34,000 unique visits generating 98,865 hits when entries opened. With 65 nations in total represented on next year’s start line – the countries with the largest growth in entries, when compared to 2013, are the US and Ireland.Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events ‘focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to every athlete.’ The Challenge Family series currently features 21 events around the world in Germany, Holland, Austria, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Taiwan.www.challenge-roth.comwww.challenge-family.com Relatedlast_img read more

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