Bangor's Mike Martino who scored the winning basket in Bangor's 52-50 win over Salisbury Monday night is shown here driving to the basket, during the Slaters' 54-48 win over Pleasant Valley in a game played Saturday at Bill Pensyl gym. (More photos below) (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Elizabeth Bina
Pen Argyl's Devin LaBarre (15) shoots a lay-up, during the Knights' game with Lehighton Saturday night at Pen Argyl. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Bangor's Colton Freeman (5) shoots a jumper near the free throw line, during the Slaters' 54-48 win over Pleasant Valley in a game played Saturday at Bill Pensyl gym. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Elizabeth Bina
Pen Argyl's Tyler Stecz (20) fends off a defender , during the Knights' game with Lehighton Saturday night at Pen Argyl. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Secrets for Generating a Second Income
In today’s tumultuous economic times, extra income is not just a luxury, but a necessary safety net, according to many financial experts.
“Relying solely on a single employer to make ends meet is a surefire way to end up struggling, as so many Americans do,” warns Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor for U.S. News & World Report and author of the new book “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life” (AMACOM). “Being your own boss, part of the time, can be a fulfilling way to overcome job insecurity.”
But do you have what it takes? Whether one’s passion is baking cupcakes or designing logos, Palmer discovered when researching her book that there are certain qualities that successful entrepreneurs tend to have in common:
• They know exactly what motivates them, and it often starts with a big loss or other major event in their lives.
• They choose entrepreneurial pursuits that line up with longstanding interests, and skills.
• They minimize their expenses in both their professional and personal lives, while finding ways to invest in their venture.
• They rely heavily on online communities of similarly minded people.
• They actively promote their brands through social media and other grass-roots marketing efforts.
• They master time management strategies that enable them to maintain full-time jobs along with their side ventures (and the rest of their lives).
• They find ways to be resilient in the face of inevitable setbacks.
• As their businesses grow, they support other small shops and start-ups by outsourcing tasks, which further enhances their own businesses. And they often find other ways to give back.
• They derive a deep sense of financial security and fulfillment from their businesses, far beyond money.
More information about “The Economy of You” can be found at www.byKimberlyPalmer.com.
Thinking about taking the plunge? Saying “yes” to today’s money-earning opportunity without over-planning or over-investing at the outset is a low-risk way to get started. (StatePoint).
Water-skiing toddler rides again
Ryder Ray Anderson is just learning how to talk. But on water skis, the tyke is a pro. Mom Tamara Blair captured video of her son’s second water-ski attempt in May 2013.
Ryder first made waves at seven-and-a-half months of age when his parents made a video of him as they pulled him along the shore. That quickly went viral, with more than 771,000 views on YouTube. At 11 months old, when the video was shot, he’s ready to get behind a slow-moving boat with ski instructor Joel Wing on Australia’s Gold Coast.
“In the video it probably looks like he’s going fast,” Blair told Yahoo News over the phone. “It’s actually really slow.” The boat is going about 7 mph, just fast enough to keep Ryder afloat.
Ryder’s skis are attached to what his mom calls a “learner board,” while his parents, off-camera, feed the rope tied to the contraption at the back of the boat to keep in control. “It’s the same board we used in the first video just so he’s got a sturdy bar to hang on to,” Blair said. “It’s the proper way to learn how to ski.”
The toddler is also outfitted in a custom-made wetsuit and a life jacket. “That really gave me peace of mind,” Blair said. “You've got that nervousness, but when he did it I was so proud.”
Ryder, now 18 months, has an expert stance in the video and stays perfectly still, gripping the bar in front of him. He had plenty of practice on land before heading into the water, Blair said.
Blair, 24, and Danny Anderson, 26, love the sport, but they are taking it slow with their son. “He’s still a bit little. We don’t want him to crash and get scared of it,” Blair said.
Blair is pleased with how it’s going so far. She said of Ryder, “He’s got a perfect stance. He’s a natural.”
Blair noted that her son does know how to say one word well: “boat.”
New parents to be offered fetus replicas
Expectant parents are to be offered the chance to hold their baby before it's born - with a 3D-printed replica of the fetus.US couple Gerard and Katie Bessette are hoping their business, 3D Babies, will appeal to future parents, reports Metro.
They aim to create customized baby figurines with a special 3D printer, using ultrasound images as a guide.
"Imagine holding your baby before he or she is born. At 3D Babies, we create an adorable baby figurine resembling your baby's facial features and body position," their website says.
"We use your 3D/4D ultrasound images or newborn baby pictures to create a unique artistic representation of your baby using the latest computer graphics and 3D printing technology."
The 3D babies would be offered in three sizes - mini, half-size and full-sized - which range in price from $180 - $360.
However, the pair need funding if they are to purchase the Stratasys U-Print SE Plus 3D printer they need to run the business.
According to their crowdfunding page, they still have a long way to go before reaching their $15,000 target.
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