MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Novak Djokovic reaches 3rd round in Shanghai LATEST STORIES Asked about his best memories with the national team, Neymar picked his debut, his World Cup debut in 2014 and the goal he scored in the opening game of the tournament against Croatia.“There is a positive balance, but it isn’t all about victories in the life of an athlete,” Neymar said. “There are many disappointments, defeats and mistakes. But if you fight for it, in the end, you make up for your mistakes. I am very happy to reach that mark of 100 matches. Not even in my best dreams I thought this could happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I was always one of the main figures and one of those carrying it all on my back,” Neymar said at a news conference Wednesday when asked about getting special treatment. “I never ran away from that. I always played my role in the national team very well. When a player reaches that level it is normal that there is a different treatment.”“I was in places that had players with more history than me and I had to respect what coaches did for them,” the Paris Saint-Germain striker added. “Messi has a different treatment at Barcelona. Is it because he is better looking? No. It is because he is decisive. He earned it. I don’t say that only about myself, but I say it about everyone that has performances at that level. That is normal in soccer.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Neymar’s comments come at a time when some Brazil fans have accused coach Tite and the Brazilian soccer confederation of being too lenient with the striker over his problems off the pitch. Those include his altercation with a fan after the French Cup final in April; his insistence that his father-agent was allowed into Brazil’s dressing room during a pre-Copa America friendly; and a rape allegation that was recently closed by police.Neymar is currently at odds with PSG’s fans as well after trying to force a return to Barcelona during the offseason. Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna View comments Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images And in Brazil, he remains the country’s most polarizing player.His statistics with the national team are impressive: 61 goals and 42 assists in 99 games so far. That puts him one goal behind two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo, who is in second place on Brazil’s all-time list of top scorers with 62. Pele tops the list with 77.With Neymar in the team, Brazil has 70 victories, 19 draws and 10 defeats. But aside from the 2013 Confederations Cup, no titles.At the 2014 World Cup at home, Neymar injured his back in the quarterfinal win over Colombia and the team was humiliated 7-1 by Germany in the semifinals without him. At least year’s World Cup in Brazil he was far from his best after recovering from a foot injury, and made little impact as Brazil lost 2-1 to Belgium in the quarterfinals.And this summer he had to miss the Copa America because of an injury he sustained shortly before the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees PSG’s Neymar react after missing a goal opportunity during French League One soccer match between PSG and Angers at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)SAO PAULO— Ahead of his 100th game with Brazil, Neymar is adamant that he still deserves special treatment in the national team despite never having won a major title in his nine years wearing the famous yellow shirt.The 27-year-old forward will reach the century mark in a friendly against Senegal in Singapore on Thursday, and defended his status as the team’s biggest star even though Brazil won this summer’s Copa America without him.ADVERTISEMENT
Dear Editor,I read an article in a section of the media dated December 14, 2019, captioned “Engineer Boston comes in for harsh criticism”. Reading that article, one may be inclined to get an impression of what transpired, that could be very misleading but from my personal investigation, it was revealed that the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) gave the contract to clean those drains outside of Bourda Market to a private contractor, without the knowledge or involvement of the M&CC Engineer’s Department, but since the work was city-based, the Department made contact with the supervisor on the site and subsequently assigned one of its engineers to make intermittent checks on the operations.The Engineer’s Department later learned that differences had developed between the Markets Department and the contractor, resulting in that Department closing down the operations. At no time was the Engineer Department formally involved in the project.What continues to occur at City Hall is, as soon as something becomes Public, they immediately find a ‘whipping boy’. What also seems to be very disturbing is that the Town Clerk (ag) allows her officers to be mutilated and disrespected. She is simply not prepared to fight with them in the trenches. It is, therefore, clearly obvious that she has her eyes on a greater prize and doesn’t want to get her feet muddy.Anyone who knows and had interactions with Kenson Boston (City Engineer ag) will never associate him with incompetence, dereliction of duty, insubordination or disloyalty to the M&CC. There is indeed more in the mortar than in the pestle.The Georgetown City Council’s desire for blood and the customary baying of the dogs is clearly an innate desire to get someone’s head as the biblical Herod’s stepdaughter, Salome, demonically sought and got the head of John the Baptist.What is also very disturbing is that a Councillor representing Albouystown supports every motion, good or bad, understood or not. I guess he has to remain visible to justify his election to the Council. City Hall’s Officer Corp is in real trouble.Sincerely,Joel Alexander
An East La Penitence, Georgetown, woman was taken into Police custody following the discovery of an unlicensed firearm, two rounds of matching ammunition and a quantity of ganja.Reports are that Police acting on information searched the woman’s premises at Powis Street, East La Penitence on Friday where the items were unearthed.Police in a release confirmed that a .38 revolver with two matching rounds of ammunition along with 51 kilograms of ganja was found. She was arrested and is assisting with investigations. Charges are expected to be laid shortly.Only on Tuesday last, three men were arrested after the vehicle they were travelling in was intercepted with 4409 grams of cannabis during a Police operation along the No 51 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.Guyana Times understands that one of the men resides at Tucber Park, New Amsterdam, another at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, and the third is from Betsy Ground, Canje, Berbice.Based on reports, the men were heading to Springlands in a grey Toyota 212 car bearing registration plate PRR 654 when Police stopped them at a roadblock.Upon realising the men acting suspicious, the Police requested to search the vehicle during which the marijuana was found in five separate plastic bags in the trunk.
Students attached to the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) are calling for their students grants which have been delayed for several months.A source informed Guyana Times of the current situation at the institution, and this publication was able to meet with a number of CPCE students who highlighted their concerns.According to their disclosures, it is customary for the students to be given their grants each month; however, this has not been occurring.In addition, students have also explained that these grants are usually delayed and would be given to students every three months instead of each month.The students relayed that it is customary now, informing that “we are used to it”.These grants are given to pre-service students; that is, those that are studying without being employed, to assist them with the purchasing of supplies to aid in their studies at the institution.One student said that it is evident from the actions of those in charge of ensuring that the grants are given, that they do not really care “because everybody knows how hard it is in Guyana financially at this time especially for us the students and yet they are sloppy in giving us our grants, it is like we do not need it”.Another student, who in currently in his second year at the institution, disclosed to this publication that they were all warned by the administrators of CPCE not to speak to the media.As such, when this newspaper first met with the students, most of them were hesitant to speak and all asked that their names not be published. However, the students wish to have their pleas heard and are calling on the relevant authority to look into the issue promptly.However, for a number of days, this publication has been making calls to Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine but all calls went unanswered.
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LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Signed, sealed, delivered 🤩✍️ @kierantierney1 x @DavidLuiz_4 ✍️#TimeForTierney 🏴 #BemvindoDavid pic.twitter.com/qyDUbUvGuT— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 9, 2019There were also significant moves out of the Premier League, leaving the net spend at a four-year low of £625m.Romelu Lukaku left Manchester United for Inter Milan on deadline day in a move reportedly worth £73.7m, following Chelsea’s sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for combined fees of almost £190m.Spending was not solely driven by the traditional Champions League-chasing clubs – indeed, Chelsea’s transfer embargo limited them to the signing of the pre-registered Mateo Kovacic while Liverpool made just two low-profile moves for Sepp Van Den Berg and Harvey Elliott. targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Premier League clubs broke the £1billion spending barrier for the fourth successive summer transfer window after one of the most eventful deadline days of recent years.Deloitte’s sport business group have revealed billion-pound summers are the new norm in the English top flight after a near-record recruitment period. Tottenham line up bid for West Ham star who was labelled a ‘monster’ by Mourinho TOP WORK Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing getty images Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets Harry Maguire’s £80m move toManchester United was the biggest Premier League signing of this summer window Total spending was £1.41billion, only just short of 2017’s record of £1.43bn.Top deals this summer including Manchester United making Harry Maguire the world’s most expensive defender at £80million, while Arsenal shelled out £72m on winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille.And over £170m was spent on deadline-day deals, including £40m Alex Iwobi, £30m Ryan Sessegnon and £25m Kieran Tierney.According to figures from Deloitte, a late deal for Chelsea defender David Luiz pushed Arsenal past Manchester City as the Premier League’s biggest spenders this summer, with Pepe accounting for nearly half of their £155m outlay.Not bad for a club that was said to only have £40m to spend. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST TRANSFER NEWS AND GOSSIP 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race target 👍 | THUMBS UP!Not a bad Thursday, right #InterFans? 😉⚫️🔵#WelcomeRomelu #NotForEveryone #FCIM pic.twitter.com/EmQXVsNs1F— Inter (@Inter_en) August 8, 2019Meanwhile, Aston Villa followed Fulham last season by spending over £100m as a newly-promoted club and over half of Premier League clubs broke their transfer records.With three weeks remaining until the deadline elsewhere in Europe, Spain’s LaLiga has already broken the billion-pound barrier with Italy’s Serie A close to the milestone. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister Cyndi Goins. She had been employed by the Older American Services of Orleans, IN.Survivors include:1 son: Steven R Flick Paoli, IN1 daughter: Rebecca Raines Paoli, IN1 brother: Robert Goins Newnan, Ga2 sisters: Roxanna Walters Paoli, IN Julia Jones Jasper, INDonita is also survived by four grandchildren. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Paoli, IN, the Paoli VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a former member of the Paoli Moose Lodge. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 9:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home. Donita Lynn Watson, 54 of Paoli, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home. She was born July 24, 1962 in Paoli, IN to Donald and Sheila Slaten Goins. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home with interment to follow at the Paoli Community Cemetery. Online Condolences may be made at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.Com.
The big build-up to the 22nd North West 10k is continuing with just under a fortnight to go now to the charity run and walk in aid of Diabetes Ireland and Breastcare North West. On-line registrations have been busy over the past couple of weeks and 10k Chairperson Neil Martin is urging as many runners and walkers as possible to enter via the website to avoid delays on Sunday 6th May when another big turnout is expected for the very popular community event.As well as the t-shirt this year the organizers will be presenting the first ever medallions, which will go to the first 1,500 participants who cross the finish line at the Letterkenny Community Centre.“ We would appeal to as many people as possible to register on-line now at www.northwest10k.com and that is for both runners and walkers. The committee would like to see another huge turnout to support two very worthy charities in Breastcare North West and Diabetes Ireland. The North West 10k has raised over 750,000 euros for over 30 charities over the past 22 years and we would like to see that figure increase significantly when the cheques are presented after this year’s event on the May 6th. The first 1,500 entrants across the finish line at the Letterkenny Community Centre will get the first ever medallions. We also have the 10k t-shirt which will go to all who register for the charity event” Mr Martin said.The North West 10k takes place on Sunday the 6th of May in Letterkenny with a 2.00 start. Beat the queue and register on-line now at www.northwest10k.com
Way too often in modern society – and in social media – conversation on hot-button topics can get uncivilized in a hurry.Southwestern Community College’s Sociology 220 class wants to help change that.Led by instructor Bucky Dann, Ph.D., the class will host a “Civil Discussion” featuring Dr. Kim Elliott, interim superintendent for Jackson County Public Schools, and Carter Petty, director for Mountain Discovery Charter School.The conversation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.The two educational leaders will offer brief presentations on the subject of North Carolina’s public education funding and the question of: “How do we pay for public education?” After comments from Dr. Elliott and Mr. Petty, everyone in attendance will be encouraged to discuss the issues involved in charter schools, vouchers and local school systems.“Civil discussions are opportunities for citizens to hear information about important and controversial issues within our communities and then discuss those issues in a manner that promotes listening and effective communication,” Dr. Dann said. “People don’t have to agree, but we can discuss our disagreements in a civil and constructive manner.”Students in the Sociology 220 class will observe the presentations and participate in conversation.Dr. Dann said he’s hoping the class can host one Civil Discussion each semester.For more information about Southwestern and the programs it offers, visit www.southwesterncc.edu, call 828.339.4000 or drop by your nearest SCC location.
Share This!With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, we thought it would be the perfect time to reflect on how thankful we are for Disney Cast Members. While most of us will pass the holiday with our family and friends, gorging on food and watching too much television, many of them will spend their day at work, keeping thousands of guests safe and happy. And it’s not just during the holidays. Whether it’s a beautifully sunny day or the day a hurricane is forecasted to arrive, Cast Members are always there to keep the magic alive. I’m sure anyone who has vacationed at Disney World had at least one memorable experience with a Cast Member, if not more. So for the next time you’re at Walt Disney World, here are seven ways to thank a Walt Disney World Cast Member.Visit Guest RelationsIf you want to thank a Cast Member in the most meaningful way possible, the best approach is to leave comments with Guest Relations. Disney prides itself on customer service, so feedback left with Guest Relations is a big deal in the Disney universe. Not only do the comments get back to the Cast Member, but they also go to their manager and to their employee file. Comments can even be used for internal contests or in performance reviews for things like promotions. The only down side is that this is one of the most time-consuming methods. Depending on how long the line is for Guest Relations, you could be waiting a while on top of the time it takes to give the feedback. And before you say anything, don’t worry. I know what you’re thinking – ‘Yay, another line!’ Sadly, we haven’t optimized the wait times on that. Yet.E-mail Guest Communications If the line for Guest Relations is too long or you forget to stop on your way out of the park, you can also e-mail your experience to the Disney World Guest Communications account (firstname.lastname@example.org). An automated reply will be sent, and then sometimes an actual human will reply days or weeks later. This e-mail is used for all forms of communication and comments, including complaints or questions, so they have a lot to filter through. Although I have given thanks to a Cast Member this way, I feel like the odds of it reaching the Cast Member are much better directly through Guest Relations rather than an e-mail.Tweet @WDWTodayYou can send thank you messages through Walt Disney World Resort’s Twitter account using #CastCompliment. They even Tweet back pictures of Cast Members holding the original Tweets. I love this idea because you get a glimpse into the magic that Cast Members create every day.Tip ExtraUnfortunately, most of the Cast Members you’ll run into on vacation can’t accept tips or gifts, even small ones. However, some positions, like servers or Mousekeeping, depend heavily on tips to make a living. If you want to thank one of these Cast Members for going above and beyond their normal duties, an extra tip is a great way to show some appreciation for their hard work. Based on our Ask It survey from a couple weeks ago, it sounds like many of our readers do this already!Give Thank You Notes You can bring business card or post card sized thank you notes to hand out to Cast Members who are particularly helpful. A simple google search will bring up tons of options for cute Disney themed ones or some people create their own. If you leave a portion of blank space, you can even write a personalized thank you note to the Cast Member based on your specific experience. These are probably the least practical (who really wants to carry even more stuff with them around the parks all day), but it’s not too hard to leave these in the room with your tip for Mousekeeping, for example.Talk to a SupervisorI wouldn’t recommend this approach in every situation. However, I have given positive feedback directly to managers or supervisors when I saw them nearby. If they don’t look too busy with something else or you’re already talking to them about something unrelated, it doesn’t hurt to ask if they have a couple seconds to chat about the Cast Member. They’re usually pleased to hear the positive feedback and grateful that you let them know.Be on Your Best BehaviorBelieve it or not, one of the easiest things you can do to thank a Cast Member for all that they do to make your trip wonderful won’t cost you any extra time or money. It just requires is a little bit of effort on your part to be kind to them and listen to their instructions. Their jobs aren’t easy, and it can make a world of difference to have guests who understand that the Cast Members are simply there to help. Hopefully that gives you some ideas for your next trip! If you try any of them, be sure to let us know how it goes in the comments below. And to all those Cast Members who make our vacation dreams a reality, thank you for all your hard work!