Ring in 2022 in type with dinner, dancing, household occasions | Leisure

We all agree that 2021 was not what we hoped for after a challenge in 2020. Even if we don’t want to bewitch ourselves, let’s say we are optimistic for 2022. What better way to start it than with a celebration? . Here are some options in town.

Let’s have a party

New Years Eve Cruise Ship 2022: Sail into the New Year with this cruise-themed spectacle from Elements Venue & Banquet Center and MG Events.

Walk the red carpet as the doors open at 6:00 p.m. for cocktails before the conversation begins at 6:30 p.m. with comedian KMitch, aka Kyle Mitchell, who hosts “The Saturday Switch” on Forge 103.9.

Mariachi Oro y Plata will perform during dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

A couple ticket ($ 159.95) includes dinner for two with a choice of New York steak or grilled chicken breast, asparagus, buttered penne pasta, raspberry vinaigrette spring salad, garlic toast, a soft drink, and dessert. Admission also includes a champagne toast, souvenir lanyard, party supplies, and pozole at 1am

The seating is family-style and available in three areas: upstairs and in the lounge with eight tables each and in the main dining area with tables for 10 people. (If your larger group wants to sit together, one person will need to buy the tickets.)

Those who just came to dance can stop in time at 9:30 p.m. for the performances of the local party band Mento Buru and DJ Danny P from Groove 99.3 and DJ Nokturnal, who will play sets until 2 a.m.

The evening also features a $ 1,000 balloon filled with cash and prizes at midnight, party favors, a taco station, and a large photo booth with a photographer. Dance tickets are $ 45.

Elements Venue is located at 3401 Chester Ave., Suite H.

Stage door speakeasy: The Stars Theater Restaurant is dedicating its New Year’s Eve celebration to the theme of the “Great Gatsby” of the roaring 1920s.

Dress up in your best 1920s attire and enjoy an evening of live entertainment, including the Stage Door Speakeasy Band and Bethany Rowlee swapping the sea witch clothes from her final role as Ursula in “The Little Mermaid” for one to transform enchanted siren.

The evening also includes dancing, charcuterie and cocktails, which are available in the Stars Lounge.

Tickets are $ 30, $ 50 including charcuterie, available at bmtstars.com/portfolio-view/nyeve or by calling 661-325-6100 or visiting the box office at 1931 Chester Ave.

New Year’s “Decades Party”: The Padre Hotel invites guests to dance through the decades from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Embrace your favorite time and dress in clothes of the time for this dance party. Each of its venues offers different options: music by Marlon Mackey on the outdoor terrace of the Prairie Fire, a DJ with a social atmosphere in Belvedere, a silent disco in Prospect and a midnight toast in Brimstone. A balloon will also be dropped at all indoor locations at midnight.

Entry to the event for ages 21 and older is $ 25 and includes access to all venues. visit thepadrehotel.com/play/events for tickets sold online by 12 noon on December 31. Inquire at the hotel about the day of purchase.

Those who want to stay overnight can book a room with packages from US $ 250 (plus tax) that include entry for two to the NYE party and a bottle of sparkling wine. Call 661-427-4900 to book.

The Padre Hotel is located at 1702 18th St.

New Year’s Eve 2022: The Tower Event Venue makes up for New Year’s Eve for a year with this event, which unites original members of the press band for just one night with Glenda Robles on vocals.

In addition, No Strings Attached (formerly Nu Standard) will perform with dance hits. In addition to the two bands, DJ Adam E will make the crowd dance with feel-good cumbias, old school, 90s and classics.

This event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Tower, 1200 Truxtun Ave.

The evening includes a full bar service, plus party favors, after-hour tacos and posole from Big Momma, plus a midnight toast and $ 1,000 balloon filled with cash and prizes.

Admission is $ 25 in advance at eventbrite.com or $ 30 at the door. VIP tables may still be available; Text 661-808-4279 with inquiries.

New Years Eve Party: Ring in 2022 with this country-style event, sponsored by Michelob Ultra, at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace. Enjoy performances by Foster Campbell and Friends as well as the Stampede Band.

The guests have reserved seats and receive a four-course menu with party items and a champagne toast until midnight. (Dinner is served until 8:45 p.m.)

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. at the venue, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd.

Old Farts New Year’s Eve Potluck: God bless you, the Bellvedere Cocktail Lounge keeps its tradition alive for people who don’t intend to party until midnight – but want to party. The fun starts at lunchtime with the TCB Band playing from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the lounge at 3090 Brundage Lane. The free event includes an early champagne toast, party favors, and a potluck.

For all those who want to continue celebrating, the Bellvedere 2022 will ring in with Elevation 406, which will appear from 9 p.m. with a countdown break and champagne toast. Call 661-325-2139 for more information.

And finally, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will take the audience on a world records blues adventure in part 104 of the venue’s ongoing No Stinkin ‘Service Charge blues series. (See the sidebar for more information.)

Fine dining

New Years Eve Celebration: The Kitchen Downtown offers a “Culinary Review of the Year” with a five-course menu with highlights from the menus it served at events in 2020.

The first course is a coconut-curry-carrot soup from the Tiki-Ko-To-Go dinner in April; followed by pipérade and eggs, followed by a June meet-your-grower dinner with Ayden’s eggs. The third course from a tasting menu by head chef Richard Yoshimura in June is Mentaiko pasta with prawns, miso butter and shiso.

For starters, enjoy a steak and strata from a meet-your-grower dinner in August with Blue Magnolia Bread Co.

Finish your meal with a crispy chocolate and hazelnut cake from Yoshimura’s October tasting menu.

Dinner is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Kitchen, 1317 20th St.

The cost is $ 85 per person with an optional wine pairing for $ 45.

New Year’s three-course dinner: The Petroleum Club in Sundale serves a gourmet menu along with the brand new Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine from Tlo Wines.

Costs vary by entree, with options like vegetable tortellini ($ 43), garlic mushroom chicken ($ 48), crab-stuffed salmon ($ 53), filet mignon ($ 60), and surf and turf ($ 72) with tenderloin and garlic shrimp. Each meal includes a first course Phoenix Club Salad with toasted pears, chevre, dried cranberries, glazed walnuts, and champagne vinaigrette; and a chocolate tuxedo cake dessert.

The event will take place at the Petroleum Club, Sundale, Sundale Ave 6218, from 4pm to 10pm. The champagne toast is celebrated at 9 p.m. in New York time

“Through the decades” New Year’s Eve party: If you fancy a road trip, head to Cuyama Buckhorn’s Fete, which celebrates a different decade every hour of the night from 5:00 p.m. until the ball drop. (Note: the roadside resort is fully booked, but the public are invited to dine and enjoy the party at the Buckhorn restaurant.)

Starting with the 1950s, every hour of the night music from every decade, an iconic film of the time (played on silent) and specialty drinks from every era and its trends is shown.

The Buckhorn Restaurant serves its usual dinner menu along with three seasonal specialties: smoked 3H Cattle Co. Waygu Beef Meatloaf, a nod to the 1950s, served with lobster mac and cheese, roasted carrots, and barbecue sauce; fried Brussels sprouts salad with Cuyama Valley Orchards apples, pistachios, smoked cheddar, watercress, house bacon and balsamic vinaigrette; and pomegranate crème brûlée, a lucky New Year dish with pistachio biscotti. These dishes can be ordered together for $ 60 or a la carte.

The Cuyama Buckhorn is located at 4923 Primero St. in New Cuyama. Call 661-766-2825 or visit cuyamabuckhorn.com for more details.

New Year’s Lunch: The guild house will hold its last special event of the year with a lunch ($ 30) that starts with French onion soup. As a starter, a sliced ​​roasted New York strip steak is served with bluegrass sauce, potato gratin and fresh green beans. The dessert consists of white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.

Lunch is served from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. in the volunteer-run restaurant, 1905 18th St.

Call 661-325-5478 to reserve your spot.

The proceeds from the guild house will benefit the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic & Adult Behavioral Health, a psychiatric facility for children and families that opened in 1946.

For the family

New Years Eve 2022: Take the family for a day or night of bowling to ring in the new year at Bowlero in southwest Bakersfield.

Book a two-hour slot on December 31 (from 12:00 noon) or January 1 (from 2:30 pm) for the NYE package ($ 23.99 per person), which includes unlimited bowling, shoe rentals, and the unique cheese menu or pepperoni Pizza, cheese dipper, pretzel dipper, french fries and salsa, Caesar salad and cookies.

Those who want nightly bowling can opt for the NYE Ball Drop ($ 37.99 per person) from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on December 31, the four hours of bowling, shoes, a unique menu (see above plus spring rolls) and a champagne or sparkling apple cider includes toast.

Bowlero is located at 3610 Wible Road.

Late night skating: On New Year’s Eve, Skateland organizes an early (10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and a late skate (7:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The cost for the evening session is $ 14, including the quad skate rental. Call 661-831-5567 for more information and New Year’s Eve morning prices.

Skateland is located at 415 Ming Avenue.

New Years Eve Party in NYC: John’s Incredible Pizza will usher in East Coast Time in 2022 with its buffet, games, party favors and more.

The cost is $ 29.99 for buffet and drinks, unlimited rides, 75 credits, and New Years hat and lightbulb; $ 39.99 for buffet and drinks, unlimited rides, 200 credits, and New Years Eve accessories. Book by December 26th for 20 additional credits.

John’s is located on 3709 Rosedale Highway.

Spokane household spends weeks elevating cash for father’s funeral following COVID demise

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane family has been trying to raise funds to pay for the funeral of their veteran father, who died of COVID-19, for weeks.

Rachel Foye and her family and friends have been standing in the Staples parking lot in St. Division with signs trying to raise some money since early September.

Foye’s father, a Vietnam veteran, died of COVID in early September. She said her father was vaccinated but still had complications with COVID. Since then, the family has been trying to raise money for funeral expenses.

Foye said it costs more than $ 8,000 for funeral services alone. Since raising funds, they have raised approximately $ 5,000 in addition to a donation from Veteran Affairs.

She says it is financially difficult, especially since she also has eight children who live at home.

“It’s hard. It’s really hard because you want to be home to grieve with your kids and go through those emotions,” said Foye. “It’s a lot of money when you don’t have money.”

Sunday was the last day for the fundraiser as they have to pay the funeral home on Monday.

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Household elevating cash for analysis after daughter was identified with uncommon genetic dysfunction

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WJHG / WECP) – At first glance, Carson Talbert looks like a normal, happy one-year-old, but was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder when Carson was less than a month old.

“It’s called homocystinuria because of severe MTHFR deficiency,” said Grace Talbert, Carson’s mother. “There are only about 50 documented cases worldwide.”

Since her diagnosis, Carson has been on drugs that appear to help.

“There are little things my daughter should probably be doing but not doing,” Talbert. “Fortunately, she is really fine because she was diagnosed early and started medication early. Of all MTHFR-severe patients, it is one of the better cases. Fortunately, but that’s because she started medication after three weeks. “

However one fears that her mother has the unknown.

“Personally, I have never met an adult with it. I mostly see younger children so I don’t know what their life will be like as she gets older. There really is no one to compare it to, and there really is no one to compare to being diagnosed so early. “

HCU has no cure, but the Talbert family has started Fundraiser To raise money for research to hopefully find one one day.

“My daughters write homocystinuria because of severe MTHFR deficiency, no studies are ongoing,” said Talbert. “We hope that maybe a cure will be found in about 20 years, hopefully. But realistically this may not be the case, especially if there are no funds for research. “

Until a cure is found, her parents will do whatever they can to make Carson laugh and have fun with their big sister.

According to Carson’s parents, after their daughters were diagnosed, they were tested for HCU and discovered they were both carriers.

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Mother pleads responsible in execution-style killings of eight members of a household

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio woman pleaded guilty Friday to planning the murder of eight family members of her granddaughter.

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Angela Wagner, 50, pleaded guilty to murder conspiracy, burglary, evidence manipulation and other charges in Pike County, southern Ohio.

In return for the plea, the prosecution dropped the murder charges against her and recommended that she serve a 30-year prison sentence. Their consent to testify against other remaining defendants was also part of the deal, they said.

FILE – These undated file images, released by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, show George “Billy” Wagner III and Angela Wagner in the top row from left and George Wagner IV and Edward “Jake” Wagner in the bottom row from left. The four members of the Wagner family were charged in 2016 in the murder of eight members of the Rhoden family in rural Ohio. Tony Rhoden Sr., a man who lost several relatives in the mass murders, has filed an unjustified death lawsuit against the four suspects in the murders. (Ohio Attorney General via AP, file)

She did not provide any information during the hearing.

Her husband and two adult sons were also charged with the 2016 murder of seven adults and a teenager from the Rhoden family. Wagner’s plea comes nearly five months after her son Edward “Jake” Wagner pleaded guilty to murder and other charges and agreed to testify against the other three in order to avoid all four possible death sentences.

George “Billy” Wagner III and George Wagner IV have pleaded not guilty.

The fatal shots at three caravans and one camper near Piketon in April 2016 frightened residents in rural Ohio and opened one of the largest criminal investigations in the state that resulted in the arrest of the Wagners more than two years later.

The Wagners spent months planning the murders, targeting some of the victims, but “some were unfortunately killed because they happened to be there,” said Special Prosecutor Angela Canepa.

Most of the victims were repeatedly shot in the head and some were bruised. Three small children at the scene were unharmed.

The victims were 40 year old Christopher Rhoden Sr .; his ex-wife, 37-year-old Dana Rhoden; their three children, Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 20, Christopher Jr., 16, and Hanna, 19; Clarence Rhoden’s fiancée, 20-year-old Hannah Gilley; Christopher Rhoden Sr.’s brother, 44 year old Kenneth Rhoden; and one cousin, 38 year old Gary Rhoden.

Prosecutors say the Wagner family planned the murders for months, motivated by a dispute over custody of the daughter Jake Wagner had with Hanna Rhoden.

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The Wagners used guns with self-made silencers that enabled them to kill their victims in their sleep, according to prosecutors.

Fully aware of the plans, Angela Wagner purchased several items that were used to carry out the murders, including “phone jammers” that prevented victims from calling for help, Canepa said.

She also falsified detention documents and monitored some of the victims’ social media accounts prior to the killings, Canepa said. Wagner reached out to prosecutors about a deal and gave them new information after their son pleaded guilty, Canepa said.

Angela Wagner puts on her reading glasses as she pursues the 22 counts of her indictment in front of the Pike County Courthouse during her indictment on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Waverly, Ohio. Wagner, her husband and their sons are charged with the 2016 shootings of the Rhoden family. (Robert McGraw / The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

Jake Wagner pleaded guilty to the fifth anniversary of the murders in April and said in court that he was “deeply and very sorry”. He was not convicted, but his lawyer said he understood that he would spend his life in prison.

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Christopher Rhoden Sr.’s brother, Tony Rhoden Sr., said the family were grateful for the first request as “a show of justice.”

He also sued the Wagners. This case is pending.


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LaPorte household raises cash to deliver AED’s to first responders whereas honoring son

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) – A family has been struggling to get more AEDs to LaPorte County since their 12-year-old Colton Davis tragically died after suffering cardiac arrest on his way to the hospital in 2019.

16 News Now tells us how they turned this tragedy into an opportunity to prevent this from affecting more families.

Brett and Erin Davis say they want people to be aware of a few things. Be aware of undiagnosed heart problems that could affect your child. Find out about resources in your community in case someone you know has cardiac arrest. And are aware of the opportunities to get CPR and AED certification so you can save lives.

Colton’s parents say he had a big heart that made him a tough competitor in sports and a happy son off the field.

Tragically, he passed away in November 2019 after suffering cardiac arrest with an ambulance that took him to the hospital. His mother says an automated external defibrillator, or AED, could have saved his life, but the ambulance didn’t have one.

“We have to be careful that this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Another’s child. Someone’s grandparent. For everyone, ”said Erin Davis.

They turned tragedy into change by starting a Gofundme site that already raised enough money to buy two AEDs for first responders in LaPorte County.

An Indiana nonprofit Bolt for the Heart pledged to raise the dollars raised by the Gofundme, and they haven’t stopped.

“At the same time, we’re doing a three-mile run in Michigan City on October 30th with the sole focus of raising money to put AEDs in the rest of the LaPorte County Officer cars. 85 AEDs is the goal, ”said Pierre Twer, President and Founder of Bolt for the Heart.

Access to these devices, Davis says, is one thing, but people trained in their use can save lives.

“We also want to teach awareness to do CPR. Many things happened that day that shouldn’t have happened. You need to be ready to perform CPR or use an AED at all times, ”said Colton’s father, Brett Davis.

Prepare your community for the next time a child has a life-threatening accident.

Follow this shortcut to go to the family’s Gofundme page.

click here to learn more about Bolt for the Heart and to sign up for the 5K.

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Grand Rapids yoga studio elevating cash for Afghan translator’s household

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – On Tuesday, the Kula Yoga Studio in Easttown hosted a drop-in fundraising class to raise money for an Afghan family.

Jason Gaal, one of its members, is a Marine. His interpreter Ahmad Srosh is safely back in the USA and lives with his family in Texas.

However, due to the recent events in Afghanistan, Srosh’s remaining family is in danger. Gaal raises money to bring the rest of the Srosh family to America.

“The state of the world is really suffering at the moment. Lots of people don’t do a lot. They say a lot. But they don’t necessarily do much. That really annoyed me during this Afghanistan crisis. When I came up with this yoga flow … everything in that flow will serve the state in Afghanistan, ”said yoga teacher Byron Janisse.

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Good Life Metropolis raises more cash for Nigel Brown’s household at motorbike fundraiser

ALBANY, Georgia (WALB) – The Good Life City raised more money for Nigel Brown’s family Sunday with a motorcycle ride fundraiser.

Over 200 people were present.

President of Another level MC, Tyrone Robertson hosted the event and said the event was a success.

Another level MC president Tyrone Robertson Robertson said they will know the exact amount of money that has been raised later this week(WALB)

“We would like to continue to support Ms. Brown and help her through her tragic loss and raise funds for her and her financial needs, if any,” said Robertson.

Nigel’s mother also spoke about finding a new home.

Nigel Brown’s mother, Yolander, said she still wants justice and encourages people to speak up if they know what happened.(WALB)

“It comes, it comes. It’s a process. My team is very competent and we are still making good progress, ”said Yolander Brown.

Brown’s mother said she still wants justice and encourages people to speak up when they know what happened.

Robertson said they will know the exact amount that has been raised over the course of this week.

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Ought to You Elevate Cash From Mates And Household For Your Startup?

Raising money from friends and family is complicated, but it might be the only way to raise funds … [+] for a while. Before taking the leap of faith, make sure you understand the implications


You have an idea, you have confirmed it and you are confident that it has potential. However, to really test it you need to start building – you need a prototype or a Minimum Viable Product. Often times, this requires at least some capital investment in your startup project.

Most new businesses are funded by the founders – either from their savings or from corporate loans. For traditional businesses with predictable cash flows, bank loans are a great source of funding because they give you leverage – you don’t dilute your stake in the business and you can make more money in the long run.

However, when you’re starting a startup, financing your business with credit is far too risky. You have to return the loan whether your idea works or not, and unfortunately, given the very high failure rates of startups (over 90%), this is the more likely outcome.

For this reason, most startups are booted by the founders in the very early stages. However, if you don’t have enough savings to cover the cost of developing your first versions of the product, you’ll need to raise funds.

However, raising funds from angel investors and venture capital funds at this early stage is not a viable option. Nowadays, professional startup investors are more demanding and know that startups are way too risky in the idea phase. Investors typically want to see solid evidence that the company is on the right track to get the product market fit. In other words, investors want to see some traction before risking their money. However, in order to gain traction, you will need money to make the first version of your product – a catch-22.

If you don’t have enough money to meet your new business needs and banks and startup investors are not an option, then your last hope is friends or family. If you are lucky enough to have people in your life ready to support your business, this seems like a win-win situation. Needless to say, taking the hard earned money of your loved ones at risk is not an easy decision to make.

The very first pre-seed investment round is often jokingly referred to as the FFF round in the startup community – fools, friends and family. Fools, you would only invest in an early stage project like this if you did not understand the level of risk involved. The expected return on such investments can be negative on average.

However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your friends and family are stupid. Such an investment is of greater value to them than to an outside investor, as these people are already personally invested in your life and success. From the point of view of the founding parents, for example, even if the expected return on the investment is negative, this could be justified as an expense for the personal growth and development of the founder – the experience of build a startup would be valuable from the ground up for the professional future of the founder, even if the project fails.

In addition, the real benefit is greater, as parents are concerned not only with their own return, but with their child’s ability to nourish themselves from something they love. If, for example, the startup idea is not scalable and does not become a unicorn but a lifestyle business, an angel investor or venture capital fund would write it off as a failed investment. However, parents would likely want to help their child start a small family business, even if their investment doesn’t result in a 10x return on their investment.

This is the ideal scenario. However, if the investors’ friends and family do not fully understand the implications of their decision to give you money for your project, losing their money can cost you relationships. This is a terrible situation – a failed startup is very tough for founders, but if it comes with damaged relationships, the emotional cost would be even higher.

Hence, you shouldn’t be afraid of making an early investment from friends and family. However, you need to make sure they aren’t fools too. You need to have a good understanding of the implications of your investment – the likelihood that the money will be lost. If your friends and family cannot afford to invest in your project, it is better not to take their money and look for other options.

Household of Eire’s new Paralympian champion celebrates in fashion

Behind every successful athlete there is a parent or parents who get up at all hours, sacrifice evenings and weekends and feel every triumph and failure as if it were their own.

Eddie and Laura Keane wear their pride for their Paralympian winning daughter Ellen (26) conspicuously on their sleeves and everywhere else. In 2015 Eddie had a green suit with shamrocks made to support his daughter’s exploits in the swimming pool. Laura followed suit some time later. They stood out as they planned their daughter’s swim meetings exactly as they planned.

Exhausted but happy, the two were holding court in the front yard of their house in Dollymount grove, Clontarf just an hour after her daughter won gold in the pool Tokyo. Ellen cracked her personal best in the heat and won the SB8 100m Chest Final, Ireland’s first gold medal in the Paralympic Games. Ellen won bronze at Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games 2016.

Laura never went to bed. “Probably not Kelly Harrington’s mother, I have to be careful. It was nerve wracking, ”she says.

Eddie got up at 2:30 a.m. to watch the heats. The Keanes cheered so loudly in front of the television and the dogs started barking that they would have woken the street if most of their neighbors hadn’t got up to see Ellen anyway.

The whole street is adorned with tri-colored garlands and posters wishing Ellen the best of luck, and the Parish Church of St. Gabriel at the foot of Dollymount Grove has a banner wishing her well.

Even Ellen’s beloved sausage dog, aptly named Denny, wore a tricolor collar. She spends her day off during the week when she’s not exercising or working with Denny.

Six mornings a week

Eddie remembered getting up at 4:15 a.m. six mornings a week to drive Ellen to Aer Lingus Social and Sports association (ALSAA) near Dublin Airport to start training at 4.45am. Then there were the two years she spent in boarding school as a teenager. spent England, their first Paralympics in Beijing as a 12-year-old and the one-year waiting period for the Paralympic Games 2020.

“All those early morning hours at a quarter past four they all paid off for that gold medal and you could see it on their face, that big smile,” Eddie said.

“We are emotionally drained. It’s been such a long way, ”replied his wife. The one-year delay in hosting the Games as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic was good for their daughter, both believe. This enabled her to fall in love with the sport again.

Ellen was born in 1995 as the youngest of the couple’s four children with an undeveloped left arm and is now an amputee. Laura recalls that four young children were “busy, busy, busy” and they had neither time nor inclination to treat Ellen any other way.

“She never played with her handicap. She played hurling and was a fantastic hip hop dancer, she graduated with a degree in culinary arts. Nothing bothers Ellen. She was always strong-willed and a happy child growing up, “says her mother.

Ellen’s older sister Hazel said while the rest of the family hopped around in ecstasy after winning her gold, she was sobbing softly in the corner with joy.

“We knew deep in her heart that she was going to get gold. Just seeing her swim was amazing. She went straight to the finish line to get the gold. I am so proud of her. I was in tears in front of the screen, ”she said.

“I can’t curl my hair all my life and she will come and do my hair with one hand. It is an inspiration, it really is. ”

Tips on how to forestall cash disagreements from destroying your loved ones

Arguing over money can ruin relationships.

Of course, families will not always agree on all financial matters. How you deal with the situation matters.

“Money is emotional,” said licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. George James, chief innovation officer and senior personal therapist for the nonprofit Council for Relationships.

“Try to communicate through money,” he added. “Don’t make it something nobody talks about.”

For Derek and Jocelyn Porter, who own a Philadelphia-based children’s entertainment company called D&J Costumes, it was a disagreement over whether to buy a new $ 60,000 car that left them in a stalemate.

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Jocelyn Porter, who appeared on CNBC “Monetary court“Would like to buy a new Mercedes with her husband to replace their old car that has gearbox problems.

“I’ve had my E350 Mercedes for five years,” said Jocelyn Porter. “It adds a touch of class and quality to my business.”

Derek thinks a cheaper car is the answer as their company took a hit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I come from a humble background,” said Derek Porter. “I was in a homeless shelter.

“We fought, we didn’t have much,” he added. “I take care of every penny.”

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Given this story, it makes sense that Derek would be reluctant to spend a lot of money, James said. He also understands why someone who works hard would want to treat themselves to something good.

“This couple really needs to speak through the ‘why’. Why do I want to do it and why not? “He said.” If you can hear each other, you can make a decision. “

Ultimately, O’Shares ETF chairman Kevin O’Leary, who heads the Money Court, decided the couple should lease a new Mercedes with the same monthly payments they currently pay for the old car. In this way, any repair costs would be covered by the dealer.

“So if the engine light comes on again, you don’t care,” said O’Leary. “That is her problem.”

Got an agreement

Whenever someone is in business with a partner, it’s important to have some sort of arrangement about how to handle money matters, said litigation attorney Katie Phang, who along with former judge Ada. Pozo is investigating the cases with O’Leary at the Money Court.

“In a partnership agreement, you usually include a provision that gives you guidance on how to actually deal with such arguments,” said Phang.

“In a 50/50 [partnership]”By definition, someone has to be the tiebreaker.”

That applies even to family members who do business together, added James.

“A lot of couples want to say that nothing will go wrong or that we can always work together, but it really helps to have something to come back to,” he said.

Get personal

Whether for business or pleasure, it is good for couples to seek outside advice, such as an accountant, business coach, or attorney, James said.

Couples should also talk about what they learned about money today and what they think about it today, he added.

“If we don’t talk about how we think about money, at some point it will come up as a topic and it could be a pretty big topic.”

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a lot of money either.

“I’ve seen couples who are wealthy and couples who have financial problems and both of them can have arguments over money,” said James.

“Your ability to hear, support and listen to one another really makes all the difference.”

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