12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Staffing firm Accountemps recently surveyed more than 1,000 workers across the country, and 93 percent said goal setting is important to their on-the-job performance.While more than half of professionals (51 percent) discuss goal progress with their manager at least monthly, 11 percent never broach the topic.Younger employees place more emphasis on work-related performance goals, the research found.Almost seven in ten millennials (69 percent) surveyed thought goal setting was very important, compared to 55 percent of baby boomers. continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 50-year-old man was found dead in his Centereach home that had caught fire on Wednesday, Suffolk County police said.Neighbors called 911 when they heard an explosion and saw flames coming from a house on Minerva Lane, where Centereach Fire Department firefighters found Timothy Oskey unresponsive, lying on the floor of the basement at 2:40 p.m., police said.Oskey was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The Ronkonkoma, Farmingville and Selden Fire Departments also responded to help extinguish the flames.Homicide Section and Arson Section detectives are continuing the investigation but do not suspect foul play.
Gloria HorschGloria Horsch, of Winfield (formerly of Wellington), died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita at the age of 71.Gloria was born the daughter of Everett and Billie Raycene (Amberg) Wise on Thursday, September 30, 1943 in Wellington.On June 3, 1961, Gloria and Ronald “Ronny” Horsch were united in marriage in Wellington. They were married over 41 years before his death in 2003. She was blessed to find love again and married Royce Montgomery in December of 2010.Gloria volunteered over 30 years with the Kansas Department of Corrections Prison Ministry. Furthermore, she was instrumental in developing and operating the Working Men of Christ Ministry where she served as a board member.Survivors include her husband, Royce Montgomery of Winfield, daughter, Neana Horsch-Sneed and her husband Jeff of Prairie Village, son, Kurt Horsch of Winfield, son, Dane Horsch and his wife Debbie of Wellington, son, Joel Horsch and his wife Andria of Lees Summit, Missouri, sister, Conita Cody of Wellington, sister, Marjorie Howell of Gonzales, Texas, grandchildren: Arielle Horsch, Olivia Sneed, Michaelyn Horsch, Preston Horsch, Shanna Tibbs and Deric Tibbs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Billie Wise and her husband, Ronny Horsch.Visitation will be held at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015.Funeral services for Gloria will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church, Wellington.Interment will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Working Men of Christ Ministry. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.
(Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/95/7/lebron-james-kawhi-leonard-getty-122119-ftrjpg_295zb60j549016jlndnrg1mku.jpg?t=696385079&w=500&quality=80 Western Conference semifinals(1) Lakers vs. (5) Thunder — The law firm of Paul, Gilgeous-Alexander and Schroder can only do so much against the Lakers’ size. With no formidable wing defenders to slow them down, James and Davis each average over 30 points per game, and Los Angeles cruises through the second round. Let’s call it a Gentleman’s Sweep.(2) Clippers vs. (3) Nuggets — Much like the Thunder, the Nuggets are left searching for an answer to the dynamic duo across from them. George and Leonard go to work, and the pick-and-roll combo of Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell regularly extends leads off the bench. Denver can’t find a reliable scoring option outside of Jokic, and this is over in five. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/19/ab/joel-embiid-jayson-tatum-ftr-070418jpg_9rxi4uu3m3ep1q79ar99hf9fo.jpg?t=1737969340&w=500&quality=80 Eastern Conference semifinals(1) Bucks vs. (4) Heat — Miami possesses the personnel to at least challenge Antetokounmpo with Adebayo as his primary defender. (The Heat won the most recent matchup with the Bucks in early March, limiting Giannis to 13 points on 6-of-18 shooting.) While this series would be tighter than expected, the Bucks’ depth would ultimately overwhelm the Heat. George Hill shoots nearly 50 percent from deep to lead the bench charge, and the Bucks close it out in six.(2) Raptors vs. (3) Celtics — In a back-and-forth affair, Tatum and Jaylen Brown prove to be the difference. With the series tied at three games apiece heading back to Toronto, Tatum and Brown combine for 60 points to push Boston to the Eastern Conference finals. A valiant effort by Toronto, but the Raptors fail to find any late-game heroics and extend their championship reign. (It turns out Leonard was pretty important for them.) (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f9/93/bam-adebayo-giannis-antetokounmpo-030320-ftr-getty_1o7ko2gvi28x31qccsr7cww30e.jpg?t=-1591572368&w=500&quality=80 Western Conference (Round 1)(1) Lakers vs. (8) Grizzlies — Leading Rookie of the Year candidate Ja Morant — don’t even try it, Kendrick Nunn — provides a few high-flying dunks, but James goes into “Zero Dark Thirty-23” mode and Anthony Davis schools Jaren Jackson Jr. “The Brow” provides the highlight of the series with a buzzer-beating fadeaway jumper in a surprisingly competitive Game 3, and the Lakers sweep the feisty Grizzlies.(2) Clippers vs. (7) Mavericks — Dallas, led by Luka Doncic, held the best offensive rating in the NBA when the season was suspended. The Clippers are perfectly designed to stop a player like Doncic, though, with Patrick Beverley, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard all available to take turns hounding the Slovenian star (40 percent shooting, 15 percent 3-point shooting, 11 total turnovers in two regular season games vs. Los Angeles). Give the Mavericks one home victory in the series, but nothing else.(3) Nuggets vs. (6) Rockets — The ultimate test of Houston’s super small-ball lineup. Can Nikola Jokic punish the Rockets for using PJ Tucker at center? Or will pace-and-space force Nuggets coach Mike Malone to re-evaluate his lineups? The bet here is Jokic goes off with a 31-12-7 line, and Denver works Houston on the boards. A tough six-gamer, but the Nuggets prevail.(4) Jazz vs. (5) Thunder — Oh, we’re going the full seven. In the most entertaining series of the first round, the trio of Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder outduels Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert (skipping along past coronavirus commentary). Paul continues his clutch excellence, and multiple late-game midrangers send the Thunder to the second round. MORE: Release date, TV schedule for ESPN’s “The Last Dance”An important note: We’re rolling with the top eight teams based on the current standings. Apologies to the squads that could have made a run at the final seeds in each conference, but there had to be a cutoff. No Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard or Zion Williamson in these playoffs.With that established, let’s jump into this hypothetical bracket and offer everyone some fake closure before the constant coronavirus wave of darkness crashes over us once again. To the first round!NBA playoff predictions 2020 Eastern Conference (Round 1)(1) Bucks vs. (8) Magic — Young Shaquille O’Neal isn’t walking through that door to battle with Giannis Antetokounmpo. “The Greek Freak” averages 25-15-5 in only 30 minutes per game, and Milwaukee breezes past Orlando in a four-game sweep.(2) Raptors vs. (7) Nets — With Kevin Durant out, Brooklyn can’t find an answer for All-Star forward Pascal Siakam, who pours in 35 points in Game 4 to shut the door on the Nets. Another sweep.(3) Celtics vs. (6) 76ers — Not your typical No. 3 vs. No. 6 series. The Sixers failed to consistently meet high expectations during the regular season, but they did win three of four games against the Celtics. Joel Embiid is also a nightmare matchup for Brad Stevens’ group. Still, Boston gains the edge here because of the uncertainty surrounding Ben Simmons’ back injury and an extended offensive explosion from Jayson Tatum (29.2 points per game, 47.6 percent shooting, 46.8 percent 3-point shooting since Feb. 1). Celtics in six.(4) Heat vs. (5) Pacers — This one comes down to Bam Adebayo’s brilliance on both ends of the floor. He operates as the fulcrum of Miami’s offensive attack and stifles Domantas Sabonis by closing out hard on the perimeter and standing his ground in the paint. Jimmy Butler hits a few clutch shots, and the Heat advance in six. NBA Finals prediction 2020(1) Bucks vs. (1) Lakers — Again, this feels like destiny. Ever since Antetokounmpo declared he was coming for the crown, he’s been on a collision course with James for the 2020 NBA MVP, title of world’s best player and Larry O’Brien trophy. Is this the passing of the torch, once and for all?As Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast my friend.” James proves he still has enough left in the tank for one more championship run and earns his fourth NBA Finals MVP award. However, the biggest play of the season comes from Davis, who meets Giannis at the rim on the final possession of Game 6 at the Staples Center and partially blocks his layup attempt to seal the victory and kick off the celebration.How does that sound for closure? Conference finals predictions(1) Bucks vs. (3) Celtics — Antetokoumpo does his usual damage, but the real X-factor is Khris Middleton. Much like he did against the Celtics during the 2018 playoffs (24.7 points per game, 59.8 percent shooting, 61.0 percent 3-point shooting), Middleton catches fire from outside and frustrates Boston fans. Tatum’s impressive postseason showing ends as Milwaukee shuts the door in Game 5.(1) Lakers vs. (2) Clippers — This is always where we were heading, right? The key to the series: With the stars extending their minutes, the Clippers’ depth advantage becomes negligible. When Williams is on the floor, the Lakers constantly throw him into offensive actions and force untenable switches onto James. Of course we need the full seven games, and the bragging rights in LA go to… LeBron and the Lakers. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fa/9a/nikola-jokic-getty-101819-ftrjpg_k5bamoqnscrz1ly8rfdtphqt8.jpg?t=-538347051&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fb/ab/lebron-vs-giannis-030720-getty-ftrjpg_1sv0z2myekln1mmqcs9uvv206.jpg?t=-1278554400&w=500&quality=80 LeBron James recently said it would be difficult for him to find “closure” if the 2019-20 NBA season doesn’t resume following the hiatus caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He isn’t the only player or basketball fan feeling uneasy about the possibility of the year ending without the crowning of an NBA champion.Unfortunately for the Lakers star, there is no way to determine the exact date when it will be safe for teams to return to courts. However, considering the regular season was originally set to end Wednesday, why not go through the thought exercise of playing out the postseason round by round? (If nothing else, it gives you a break in between episodes of “The Office” you’ve already watched 25 times.) (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9f/af/paul-george-kawhi-leonard-getty-022920-ftrjpg_10husw973d3vu1nmvbk38rc69b.jpg?t=-1847493400&w=500&quality=80