4 months ago

Southbourne Positive Living Group - 10 Rules to Live By for Those Who Want to Live a Positive Life

1. Be comfortable in your own skin.

The first step to becoming happy is to feel comfortable in your own skin. Everyone was born with a flaw. No one is perfect. Accept yourself with what you’re born with whether it be your background, your skin, your nose, your eyes, your hair, your freckles, your breast, or the size of your private part. You have to accept yourself for who you are and love yourself.


It is the number one happiness killer. Because if you are not comfortable in your own skin, this becomes your biggest concern that stays on the top of your mind everyday — it kills your self-esteem, your self-confidence, and the happiness that comes from within. The relationship you have with yourself is the most important relationship of all and if you can’t make peace with it, it will keep bothering your mind.


If you find it hard because other people discriminate or make judgments about you, distance yourself from people who are shallow and narrow-minded. You are better than that. Prove to them and to yourself that you are capable and talented in so many other ways. Surround yourself with people who value the same things as you and leave the people with bad attitudes behind.


2. Appreciate what you have and never compare yourself with others.

You will never be truly happy if you keep looking outside and wish you have what you don’t. The grass always seems to be greener on the other side but that does not mean it’s actually greener. If you keep wishing, hoping, expecting for something else and don’t feel happy with what you already have, you will always feel miserable and feel like something is missing in your life.


Worse if you keep comparing yourself to others, wishing your life was like theirs; your face and body were like theirs; your family was like theirs; your partner was like theirs, you will feel the jealousy burning within you. While comparing yourself to others in a healthy dose as to set yourself a benchmark of success or accomplishment can be motivating, doing so with jealousy burning within is not.


If you can live simply and appreciate what you have, acknowledge that everyone is different, and stop comparing yourself to others, you will experience joy and happiness in everyday life.


3. See the positive in every situation.

You will always run into unfortunate situations in life that are outside of your control. You can choose to feel sad, annoyed, angry, or stressed about the situation or turn it around and focus on the positive. You can choose to be stuck in a bad situation or let go, move on, and start anew.


Learn from a failure or a bad experience and never repeat the same mistake. Every setback and bad situation in life teaches you something. Growth doesn’t happen in comfort. Take it as an opportunity to train your mind to be stronger, more resilient, and more equipped to be able to deal with things life throws at you.


4. Let go of your need to control.

Control makes you feel secure. But at the same time, with control you also lose freedom. Confusing isn’t it? When you try to control your life, situations, and sometimes others, you do so because you want to feel more secure.


However, when you feel more secure because you take control of it, you lose control of yourself and very likely of those you try to control. This is because you become dependent on the feeling of having control. And it can drive you crazy because things don’t always go as planned. Trying to control things will not only drive other people away which will make you panic even more when that happens, but it also hinders you from achieving happiness from within.


Southbourne Positive Living Group (SPLG) meets on the last Wednesday of the month (excluding holidays).


Join a group of like- minded people and rediscover the purpose and meaning of your life.

8 months ago

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud: Cohesive Partnerships Key To Combating Fraud

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud: Cohesive Partnerships Key To Combating Fraud

The growing number of partnerships within the insurance fraud-fighting community is a key reason for many recent successes in battling this crime. Many of those successes were highlighted in the 2015 annual report of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.


Collaborative efforts among anti-fraud organizations and between government agencies and insurers have grown in recent years. They have led to successes in detecting fraud, passing needed legislation and a greater awareness of fraud by the general public. Among the collaborations and successes the report cites:


• The Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership, an alliance of more than 60 insurers and government agencies, logged $250 million in savings,


• A grassroots legislative initiative by the Coalition and the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) help enact meaningful legislation on the state level,


• A consumer outreach program created by the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention and the Coalition has helped Coalition members share anti-fraud messages with millions of consumers.


The report also highlighted a collaborative effort between the district attorney’s office in Philadelphia and insurers that helped take down a large ring that made $400,000 of claims for phony slip-and-fall injuries on residential sidewalks. Asst. DA Linda Montag partnered with investigators to convict nearly the entire ring. Only ringleader Andrew Gaber evaded conviction by committing suicide. Montag received the Prosecutor of the Year Award at the Coalition’s member meeting.


The annual report, titled Uniting the Fraud Fight, also outlined many of the successes of the Coalition in 2015 including expansion of its social media efforts, growth in membership and ability to provide the fraud-fighting community with trend information and intelligence to combat fraud.


CONTACT: James Quiggle, director of communications; 202-393-7331

1 year ago

Bacall Associates Travel - Tips for a Fun and Better Beach Vacation Trip

Beach is probably one of the favorite place of families to go to during vacations. Kids will be super excited when you tell them you're going to the beach, and they will definitely start packing their favorite things to bring with them.


You can enjoy listening to the waves while enjoying your favorite book and laying down on a soft towel under an umbrella. Bacall Associates put together a few tips to consider for your perfect beach vacation.




Obviously, there are a lot of beaches to choose from, and each of them offers unique services. Before booking your trip, make sure to choose the best beach that suits your family's interests. Your family's enjoyment should be your utmost priority. You can ask your close friends or other relatives for suggestions, or you can just browse the internet and trust Google's results. Don't choose a beach that is exclusive for singles or couples if you're planning to have a vacation with your whole family. For a new adventure, you can also choose a 'virgin' beach or a quiet and less crowded beach. Your family will surely enjoy the serenity of such places, and you can do activities on your own without disturbing other people. For example, lots of reviews state that Singapore doesn’t really have nice beaches because it’s only known for its towering steel and glass towers, but it has few beaches that are very beautiful, quiet and peaceful and only the locals know their locations and some of which doesn’t have an officialbeach name. Secret beaches are amazing! But since they are not made to cater tourists, your family need to prepare everything you need by yourselves.




If you're planning to stay for a few days at the beach, then you and your family should have a place to stay in. You can choose between hotels often available at the beachfront, or hotels within walking distance of your beach's location. You don't want to choose faraway hotels, right? Choose the one that is the most convenient for your family, and has a wide variety of beach accommodations perfect for any beach experience you're looking for. You can choose between romantic cottages, full-service resorts, family-friendly hotels, or even campsites. You should ask your family members for their preferred accommodation to have a unified decision.




Your family will definitely enjoy doing different kinds of activities during your beach vacation, so you should choose a beach that offers an amazing array of activities. Bacall Associates advise you to plan ahead and organize everything beforehand. Ask questions to the staff of the beach to plan the activities you’ll be having. Paying in advance is also an option so that you’ll not bother yourself bringing a large amount of money to the beach. Before booking, don't forget to ask if those services are available during your stay. You can also discuss this matter with your family members so that they know what to expect and what activities to perform on the beach.



1 year ago

2014 Honda CB500F ABS - Al Lamb's Dallas Honda

2014 Honda CB500F ABS - Al Lamb

Affordable, practical and fun to ride, the CB500F ABS is a breathtaking sportbike motorcycle for any adventure you embark on. Its 471cc twin-cylinder powerplant supplies superior performance and handling. The street bike motorcycle’s neutral, classic seating position makes it a perfect fit and versatile ride for people who want a machine that can do it all and do it well. Plus, the available anti-lock brake system (ABS) on the CB500F ABS helps you make smoother, more controlled stops in poor weather and road conditions.

Anti-lock brakes reduce brake pressure when they detect impending lock up and increase pressure again when traction is restored. Brake pressure is then evaluated multiple times per second, so sportbike motorcycle riders can fully break without fear of locking the wheels. At Honda, we believe that anyone should be able to operate a motorcycle’s brakes with complete confidence and peace-of-mind, no matter how poor road conditions may be. It’s the extra safety both experienced and novice riders want and need.

After all, you never know what the road will throw your way – from wet streets to sand and other debris on the track. It helps make street bike motorcycle and supersport motorcycle riding more secure, and under normal operation, you’ll never know it’s there. But when you do need it, it’s always there to back you up. Brake with confidence when you ride the CB500F ABS. This machine stands alone as the top performer wherever you ride – from the short commute to the weekend trip curving through the mountains.

1 year ago

Mossack Fonseca: GAFI saca de lista gris a Panamá

Mossack Fonseca - El Grupo de Acción Financiera (GAFI) autorizó la salida de Panamá de su lista gris, en la que había sido incluida desde junio de 2014. Así lo informó este jueves el ministro de Economía y Finanzas, Dulcidio De La Guardia a través de su cuenta de Twitter.


Una delegación de Panamá, encabezada por De La Guardia, se encuentra en Francia participando en la plenaria del GAFI, que culmina este viernes 19.


El titular del MEF calificó la decisión como un "triunfo" para Panamá, destacando el trabajo conjunto del sector público y privado. "Esto permitió la aprobación y aplicación de una nueva regulación que coloca a Panamá a la vanguardia en materia de la lucha contra el blanqueo de capitales", expresó.


A principios de año, un equipo técnico del GAFI realizó una visita de tres días a Panamá para verificar el "in situ", el cumplimiento de las normas contra el blanqueo de capitales, financiamiento de terrorismo y la proliferación de armas de destrucción masiva.


Entre las medidas implementadas por el Gobierno de Panamá se encuentra la creación de la Intendencia de Regulación y Supervisión de Sujetos No Financieros, y la reglamentación de la Ley 23, que adopta medidas para prevenir el blanqueo de capitales.


El Grupo Revisor debía presentar un informe con los resultados durante la plenaria.

2 years ago

Joe Moore & Company, Inc. Refractories for Sale

We sell high quality refractories, firebrick, and insulation. We are the largest stocking distributor of Blu Ram refractory in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and we stock other refractories and firebrick produced by leading manufacturers. In addition to our extensive line of manufactured refractories, we have over thirty years of experience fabricating custom refractory shapes.


At Joe Moore and Company, we understand that your unscheduled downtime is costly, so we provide 24-hour emergency refractory service and delivery to customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. We carry a LARGE REFRACTORY INVENTORY so we can get you what you need ASAP.


Below is a list of the refractories, firebrick, insulation, and related products we sell. Call us about pricing. (919) 832-1665.




- Clay and phosbonded refractories

- Plastic refractories

- BLU RAM HS plastic

- Gunnables

- Castables

- Insulating castables

- Pumpables

- Shotcrete

- Refractory anchors (brick and stainless steel)

- Refractory tools and air rammers




- Insulating firebrick

- 70, 85, 90% Alumina

- Arch brick

- Super duty straights

- Blow down horseshoe tiles

- Refractory tiles

- Anchor brick and C-Clips

- Specialty shaped tiles

- Packaged boiler refractory shapes

- Custom refractory shapes

- SUPER 3000 mortar