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Shannon's motivation is his family

Shannon's motivation is his family

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CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla —Standing at the podium in Philadelphia after he was selected in the SuperDraft by Atlanta United, Oliver Shannon said his thank yous to past coaches.He then thanked his sisters, grandparents and father. It was his last thank you, spoken with a soft, Liverpool accent, that got the cavernous room’s attention: “To my mum, who I lost two years ago to a brain tumor: I love you, I miss you and keep watching over me. Thank you.”Shannon’s mother, Amanda, died Feb. 21, 2016 after an 18-month battle against a Glioblastoma, an unfortunately common type of brain cancer.He has dedicated to her his pursuit of a career as a professional soccer player. That pursuit is continuing this week in Atlanta United’s training camp in central Florida.“I think about her every day,” he sa
On the rocks and toasting success – adversity is motivation for Major Brands' Sue McCollum

On the rocks and toasting success – adversity is motivation for Major Brands' Sue McCollum

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#ndn-video-player-1.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; #ndn-video-player-2.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; Major Brands is Missouri’s largest local statewide distributor of premium wine, spirits, beer and nonalcoholic beverages, and the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor owned and operated by a woman. The company, founded in 1934, distributes consumer beverage alcohol to more than 9,000 licensed retail accounts across the state, including grocery stores, restaurants, nightclubs and convenience stores. Major Brands has more than 11,000 items in its product portfolio, ranging from craft beers, to the best of Kentucky bourbons, to the finest French Champagnes.Sue McCollum stepped into the chairman and
Students need motivation, and 'gamification' could be the key

Students need motivation, and 'gamification' could be the key

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You would have heard the spiel before about video games being bad for you and no help to your learning process. But one educator thinks otherwise.Assistant Professor of Education at Mississippi Valley State University Dr. Alfred Boyd Jr. believes the absorbing quality of video games can be “hijacked” to motivate children in the classroom.In an Education Weekarticle, he argued “games and ‘gamification‘ can be extremely useful in education when utilized correctly.”✨What’s the first thing your students do when they enter the classroom?✨💥🤝 SECRET HANDSHAKES 🤝💥✨Gamification is "leveling up" our classroom culture, collaboration, & knowledge retention!✨#XPLAP@mrmatera#TLAP@burgessdave#gamification#GBL#MSchat#EDchat#ELAchatpic.twitter.com/yWOx0w15HY— Kimberly Snodgrass (@KimSnodgrass) Janua
New Year? Discipline or Motivation?

New Year? Discipline or Motivation?

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So, it happened…again. You know, the start of the New Year where everyone is all happy and expectant that the lives they lived a mere second before the clock struck 12 that fateful Jan. 1 morning, would simply disappear and be better. Resolutions were made, many were inspired and even seriously motivated to begin a new chapter. However, that is long gone. We are one month into the year, and as we all know, only a few loyal soldiers last past that New Year motivation and enthused energy to achieve their original New Year goals through the rest of the year.Why? It is because we rely too often on motivation. Motivation is nothing more than a feeling.  Feelings come and go just as easily as the ebbs and flow of water along a coast. Motivation is an em
Left Shark comes clean on his Super Bowl motivation

Left Shark comes clean on his Super Bowl motivation

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Left Shark’s message to his adoring fans: Don’t take yourself too seriously.Following his meme-worthy performance with Katy Perry during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in 2015, in which the colorful character appeared to go rogue on stage, dancer Bryan Gaw told NPR it was all part of his game plan.“So there’s a set choreography. There’s also what’s called freestyle choreography, or, like, you get to move around or play your character as a dancer,” Gaw said Wednesday. “I’m in a 7-foot blue shark costume. There’s no cool in that. So what’s the other option? Well, I’m gonna play a different character.”A backup dancer to Perry’s touring ensemble for five years, Gaw became a national treasure following the “Teenage Dream” segment of the singer’s bold set. He says the improvisation on stag
Set new milestones for exercise motivation

Set new milestones for exercise motivation

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(HealthDay)—A goal like having a flat stomach may give you the initial impetus to start exercising, but may not be enough to keep you on track. For that you need "intrinsic motivation"—being motivated from within by enjoying fitness and valuing it.Below are key steps to building that drive to exercise.1. Enjoy what you're doing—find fitness activities you like.The fact is many people don't have the internal motivation to work out, and say they'd rather do something else. The trick is finding a "something else" that just happens to have fitness benefits.2. Become a master to feel comfortable and competent, and gain a sense of accomplishment. A big motivation killer is not feeling adept at exercise. Since mastery is motivating, get instruction to become mor
Exercising in a group will give you the motivation you need

Exercising in a group will give you the motivation you need

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A new study in the United Kingdom published this month is the latest to suggest that adding a social element to an exercise plan could make it easier to stick to, finding that those who walked together in groups rather than alone were more likely to keep up the activity six months later.As January draws to a close and we finish the first month of our new year resolutions, we look at the evidence to see if fitness with friends could be the key to a successful workout plan.Led by Anglia Ruskin University, the new research analyzed 18 studies which compared physically healthy adults walking in groups to those who walk alone, or not at all.The results showed that those who partook in group walking were more likely to have kept up the exercise an average of six months later and reported a si...
Marcel de Jong happy with hunger and motivation of new look Whitecaps squad

Marcel de Jong happy with hunger and motivation of new look Whitecaps squad

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Preseason. The time of year that sees the excitement building. The new faces are coming in to the squad, the players are back on the training pitch, there’s friendlies, and you can feel the new season being just weeks away. It’s definitely a time many of us enjoy.But not Marcel de Jong.The veteran Whitecaps defender has been through a lot of preseasons over the years around the world. It’s not that the feeling gets old, it’s just not something he’s really enjoyed to begin with! It’s a necessary evil for the 31-year-old. Something that simply has to be done. But he’s just itching for the real action to get underway again in March.“I always hate preseasons,” de Jong revealed with a grin. “I just want it to get started. It is what it is. It’s my 14th or 15th preseason, but it’s part of the
Some worry FCC has 'ugly motivation' for potential West End stadium

Some worry FCC has 'ugly motivation' for potential West End stadium

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CINCINNATI —A call for greater transparency came from numerous concerned voices as the FC Cincinnati soccer stadium situation for the West End grew more tense. There was considerable blowback from residents of the neighborhood and alumni of Taft High School.AdvertisementThe critical winds were then buffeted by an accusation from former Cincinnati Mayor Dwight Tillery that a hidden agenda was at work.The overarching question of exactly where a new stadium would go was still being kicked around all over the place, allowing wonder and worry to balloon all through the West End."There's a bigger plan afoot," Tillery warned.He grew up in the West End, recalls the way the interstate construction sliced up the neighborhood and foresees a land grab with ugly motivation."Essentially we're moving