Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Among its remaining seven games, City still has to play a resurgent Manchester United and third-placed Tottenham.“Seven games left for the Premier League, and it’s easy — we have to win every game to be champions,” Guardiola said. “We have a tough, tough opponent (Liverpool). But that’s the challenge.”Fulham is 13 points from safety with 18 points to play for.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fulham defender Joe Bryan even helped City with its second goal in the 27th.Bryan’s slack attempt to pass the ball back to Calum Chambers was intercepted and Bernardo Silva squared to Aguero, who struck past goalkeeper Sergio Rico for his 19th league goal.With a comfortable lead and little threat from Fulham, City could afford its finishing being wayward after the break when Aguero came off injured.“He says he felt something, but hopefully he’s not injured,” Guardiola said. “He decided on not continuing. Hopefully it will not be a big issue.”Next up is another game against relegation-threatened opposition, with Cardiff going to City on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Manchester City at Craven Cottage stadium in London, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero sent Manchester City back to the top of the English Premier League after being gifted goals by Fulham to seal a 2-0 victory on Saturday.City moved a point ahead of Liverpool, which hosts Tottenham on Sunday but will have played a game more than Pep Guardiola’s defending champions.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ LeBron James to sit out last 6 games of Lakers’ season It is little wonder Fulham is next-from-last and facing relegation given the sloppiness of the defending before both City goals.A misplaced, casual clearance by Timothy Fosu-Mensah in the fifth minute was seized on by Kevin de Bruyne. Aguero received the ball from the Belgian and he teed up Bernardo Silva to strike low into the net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFulham was so ineffective on the ball that, when the hosts finally strung passes together in the 15th minute, there were ironic cheers around Craven Cottage.It was a brief intermission from the City supremacy. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs
He is just the third player in ABL history with NBA experience joining Alab Pilipinas’ Renaldo Balkman and Saigon Heat’s Gary Forbes.Mayo had a decent NBA career across eight seasons averaging 13.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 steals but was slapped with a two-year suspension after violating the NBA Anti-Drug Policy in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4He joined in 2008 NBA Draft where he was picked third overall by Minnesota but was shipped to Memphis.The 6-foot-4 shooting guard will form a backcourt with Lin Chih-Chieh in the debuting Braves, who replaced defending champions CLS Knights of Indonesia. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Fubon will play its first game on the opening day of the season against Macau on Nov.16. Bulgaria football coach quits, 5 more arrested after racism Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study FILE – O.J. Mayo #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 20, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Former NBA lottery pick O.J. Mayo is taking his talents to the ASEAN Basketball League, joining newest member Fubon Braves.Mayo is suiting up for his third team in Asia after Taiwan’s Dacin Tigers and China’s Hunan Jinjian Miye.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold03:30PH’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 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ ‘Gago’
Dear Editor,I have decided to pen this letter on moral standard and ethics from personal experience with people in Guyana, as well as those out of Guyana. The word ‘ethic’ can be defined as follows: ”a set of moral principles, especially ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct.The basic concepts and fundamental principles of decent human conduct includes study of universal values, such as the essential equality of all men and women, human or natural rights, obedience to the law of land, concern for health and safety and, increasingly, also for the natural environment.”Let me begin with work ethic with the question: How many people in Guyana go to work on time? How many managers, supervisors, CEOs and clerks can you meet at 08:30h in their offices? I have visited several offices in Guyana and observed most workers going to work late and the bosses are never in office on time. I also observed that many workers just idle their day away collecting the Government’s money by false pretence, including their bosses.If you call many offices to talk to a person in position they are always in a meeting or not in office or too busy to take your call. They never return a call or reply to your email, Facebook or WhatsApp messages etc. I have seen these activities in most of our offices in Guyana more than 35 years now.Over two months ago, I saw a vacancy at the University of Guyana. I sent an application online I got a reply four days later stating that my application was received. After a month, I sent them an email of inquiry about my application.They replied in a few days saying that my application is still under consideration. It’s over two months now… I sent them another inquiry in a week and got no reply.Here is the highest academic institution of learning taking months to process a job application and don’t have the moral standard to write to me to say if my application was NOT accepted or to go for an interview. I may suffer a heart attack if they invite me for an interview.My next experience is with the Legal Affairs Ministry. They wrote me a letter dated November 28, 2017, informing me that my ”Application of Appointment as Justice of Peace and Commissioner of Oaths to Affidavits is now at the Minister of State for final deliberation.”That letter was only sent to me because I wrote about it several times in the newspapers questioning why my Police report took over two years to be sent to the Legal Affairs Ministry.After several inquiries to the office of the Minister of State by calls, to date it’s about eight months now and I did not received an email, phone call nor letter pertaining to the status of my appointment. This procedure of my application started in 2003 since the People’s Progressive Party Administration about 15 years now and to date it would be better if I was told I am not appointed and reasons given. (I have done over six Police interviews in those years).What I have discovered in this country is simple matters that can take a week or a month will take years because of incompetence and lack or morality and ethics.Sometimes Managers and Ministers are in their offices but they refused to answer calls; they tell their secretaries to say they are not in office. What are they telling their secretaries in simple terms is ‘’to lie for them’. A gentleman told me in Brazil you can buy a property and get the paper work done the same day or less than a week. Here in Guyana, is months and years and the royal run around at the Guyana Revenue Authority for the compliance. In Trinidad you get your Birth Certificate same day; here is weeks and months.I wrote a book and sent it to my publisher 01:35h I got a reply in five minutes. I sent Warwick University an email I got three replies in 10 minutes back and forth. How do we compare ourselves with these institutions abroad? Why can’t we be competent like them?I haven’t seen the great change of this country since modern technology all over you go is tons of old books and papers that should be replaced by CDs and flash drives. We don’t have much work ethics in Guyana.We are always late and used terms like ”it’s better to be late than never” we go to work late, watch TV late, wake late, and laze around our jobs doing nothing and people in this country have a real drinking problem they are always drunk even on their jobs.Most times, people are pushed into offices because of political affiliations and they get FAT salaries for doing absolutely nothing. We must ask ourselves many questions like how competent is this person holding this office? What did he/she ever run efficiently before? Are they honest? Are they punctual? Can they run this office? Do they have a stable family life? Are we very principled when it comes to keep our WORD AND TIME with people? You are a manager you invited an applicant for a job interview at 09:00h but you showed up at 12 noon. What example are you setting for that new applicant? NONE. You need to be fired.Simple evaluation of people should not take us long. But in this country people ”drag their feet” on their jobs even our schools have teachers who need teachings themselves because they are never in class and they can never complete the CXC exam syllabus on time.Our character, morality, integrity, punctuality and speaking the truth at all times are keys to the foundation of a person of exemplary character and attitude. Mahatma Gandhi had this to say about character:”In times to come people will not judge us by the creed we profess or the label we wear or the slogans we shout, but, by our work, industry, sacrifice, honesty and purity of character.”It’s about time we as a people wake up to these truths about morality and ethics and inculcate more efficient work ethics.Regards,Reverend GideonCecil
Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal are taking a gamble by signing teenage defender Calum Chambers from Southampton.The 19-year-old full-back, who has only made 18 Premier League starts, has reportedly agreed personal terms to join the Gunners and has completed a medical, with the move expected to be announced on Monday.The compensation heading back to Southampton is estimated to be around £16million and, while Wenger understands the size of the fee may be surprising, he is confident Chambers will justify the outlay with his versatility.Wenger told several national newspapers: “He can play at centre-back, right-back and central midfield. I hope he will give us competition for the players in these three positions.“He hasn’t played many games, no, but the English players on the market in England are very expensive and at the end of the day I was ready to take a gamble because he is a player for the future.”Chambers would act as a deputy to France international Mathieu Debuchy, a recent arrival from Newcastle, while Carl Jenkinson remains an alternative option at right-back for the north London club. 1 Southampton star Calum Chambers
Harry Redknapp has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Aston Villa manager’s job, but believes the club should take a gamble and hire one of the many talented young coaches outside of the top level.Redknapp’s name has been mentioned alongside the likes of Brendan Rodgers, David Moyes and Nigel Pearson as potential replacements for Tim Sherwood, who was sacked as boss this weekend after a run of six straight defeats left Villa at the foot of the table.Ex-Lyon boss Remi Garde has also emerged as one of the favourites for the position, but former Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp believes there is a host of untapped talent in the lower divisions of English football who would relish the opportunity.“It’s a fantastic football club but I wouldn’t see myself getting that job,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It would be difficult for me now, but it’s a great job for somebody. There are managers in the lower divisions, when are they going to get a chance?“How are they ever going to manage at a top level unless they get their team promoted? If you’re managing in the Championship, the only way you’re going to get into the Premier League is if you take your team up.“There are loads of lads down there who could do the job, they just need the opportunity.”The Villans have endured a dreadful start to the season, claiming just four points from their opening ten games, after a torrid summer which saw key trio Christian Benteke, Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar depart for pastures new.But despite a weakened team, Redknapp believes the squad is talented enough to beat the drop again for a second successive year.“It’s going to be a great job for whoever gets it. It’s all there for somebody to have a real go and make a success of it, even though they have lost some key players.“It’s very difficult when you lose key players and you can’t replace them. Even Manchester City look a different team without Vincent Kompany, Joe Hart, David Silva and Sergio Aguero.“You still feel, though, that there’s enough there for Villa to stay up this year, and then hopefully you’ll get a bit of backing in the future and take the club forward again.”
5 Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) – Spurs have, reportedly, shown interest in Liverpool target Murphy, but it appears they will miss out on the young winger. Attracting interest following five goals and five assists in the Championship this season, it seems the Reds will pip Tottenham to his signature by offering him back to the Canaries on loan for the rest of the season. 5 5 Bruma (Galatasaray) – Click the right arrow above for more Tottenham transfer rumours… – Outlets in Turkey have been suggesting Tottenham have an interest in the Portuguese winger for several days now. Galatasaray are reportedly looking for replacements for Bruma, and the player himself has created a fuss by liking pictures of himself mocked up in a Spurs kit on Instagram. Tottenham Hotspur are usually one of the busiest sides in any transfer window.Even now, as they climb the Premier League table, with a squad packed full of stars and talent coming through the academy, they are linked with moves in the market.Speculation will always surround the club, but what are the latest rumours doing the rounds in the press and online?Click the right arrow above to see the transfer talk currently going on in north London… 5 5 Kevin Wimmer – It seems incredibly unlikely the Austrian centre-back will be leaving Spurs in the January transfer window. The 24-year-old was reportedly disappointed at his lack of playing time, despite coming in for key matches when team-mates were absent, and also showing his versatility when he filled in at left-back against Chelsea in November. Borussia Dortmund were among the clubs linked with swoops for Wimmer, but Pochettino has played down these rumours, insisting he is a player for the future. Ross Barkley (Everton) – Struggling to maintain a starting spot with the Toffees, there are rumours the England international could move on to pastures new. Ronald Koeman has recently been blunt in his assessments of the player, believing he has a lot of work to do to fulfil his potential, but a move to Tottenham has been speculated about. And Steven Gerrard, speaking on BT Sport, has now insisted the attacking midfielder could thrive if he opts to move to Spurs, or even Chelsea. Dele Alli – Man of the moment Alli struck twice against Chelsea both times with his head to boost Tottenhams top four hopes. Proving he can handle the pressure, having seen his name linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United in the hours preceding the fixture. But manager Pochettino has insisted no players will be leaving the club in January, even if they do stump £50million.
Sligo senior football boss Niall Carew spoke to Ocean FM’s Darragh Cox on The Final Whistle on Friday, August 4, after being re-appointed to the role for a fourth season.
Sligo’s Marty Duffy is to take charge of this year’s Connacht Senior Club Championship final.The experienced Enniscrone/Kilglass clubman will be the man in the middle for the meeting of Galway’s Corofin and Mayo champions Castlebar Mitchells at Tuam Stadium on Sunday week.Corofin are the reigning champions and knocked out Roscommon’s St Brigid’s in the semi-finals, while Castlebar have had to beat Leitrim champions Mohill and Sligo kingpins Tourlestrane to reach the decider.Duffy will have Leitrim’s Eamon O’Grady and Sligo’s John Gilmartin as his linesmen, while TJ Keavney from Sligo will be the fourth official.Meanwhile, Gilmartin himself will be the man in the middle for Sunday’s intermediate decider involving Michael Glaveys of Roscommon and Claregalway of Galway.That game takes place in Dr Hyde Park.Also this coming Sunday, Sligo’s Ballymote will contest the Connacht Junior final.They will face Mayo’s Lahardane in Castlebar’s MacHale Park on Sunday at 2pm, and the game will be live on Ocean FM.Roscommon official Brendan Healy will be the man in the middle for that game.
Attractions Closed For RefurbishmentsMagic Kingdom:Stitch’s Great EscapeLiberty Square RiverboatSplash MountainAnimal Kingdom:Kali River RapidsBlizzard Beach: Opens January 7Typhoon Lagoon: Closes January 7 WeatherFor the most current weather conditions, click here. Also, please note that during times of extreme cold, Disney water parks, and even Disney pools, may have unscheduled closures.Crowd LevelsFor more information about crowd levels, click here.Park Hours Share This!I hope you’re all enjoying the start of 2018. If you’re celebrating with a trip to Walt Disney World, here’s what you have to look forward to this week.Special EventsFriendly reminder that Disney Festival of Fantasy, the parade at Magic Kingdom park, is at 3:00pm for the foreseeable future.Beginning January 11, Disney’s Magical Express will pick guests up 3 hours prior to their scheduled domestic flight. International flights will still pick up 4 hours before departure time.Typhoon Lagoon will be closing for refurbishment January 7. Blizzard Beach will be re-opening the same day. That’s all for now. See you next week!
40. Pose with classic Disney characters at Pete’s Silly Sideshow.41. Figure out who Millard Fillmore is at the Hall of Presidents. This show-style attraction does not move.42. Pose for all the PhotoPass magic shots.43. Indulge in an extreme shake.44. Meet surprise characters near the park entrance.45. Turn into a princess at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.46. Get the hot dog of the month at Casey’s Corner.47. Watch some sweets being made at Big Top Treats.48. Climb to the top of the Swiss Family Treehouse. This is a walk-through attraction, not a ride.49. Watch the Festival of Fantasy parade.50. Have your portrait drawn at the Liberty Square Portrait Gallery.51. Have an ornament personalized at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe. 27. Start your day with the Main Street Trolley Show.28. Meet characters from Aladdin in Adventureland.29. Get a haircut at Harmony Barber Shop.30. Have a silhoutte cut at The Shadow Box on Main Street.31. Buy the tiara you’ve always wanted at the Crystal Arts shop on Main Street.32. Meet Merida.33. Take humorous selfies with a giant turkey leg.34. See Miss Piggy rule at Great Moments in History.35. Feel Gaston’s muscles; he greets guests in New Fantasyland.36. Try the grey stuff at Be Our Guest.37. Meet Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland.38. Have some classic Mickey ears embroidered with your name at Le Chapeau.39. Learn about Walt’s love of trains at the Magic Behind Our Steam Trains tour. Share This!Here at TouringPlans, our raison d’etre is maximizing your time on the rides. But there are many times when going on rides, or at least some rides, is not the right way to spend time in a theme park. This may be because:You’re pregnant and rides are contraindicatedYou have motion sickness issuesYou have sensory processing issues that are exacerbated by motionYou have some other medical issue that contraindicates ridesYou’re the caregiver for someone with the above issuesYou’re supervising a young childYou don’t like ridesYou prefer non-moving attractionsYou don’t feel like waiting in a lineTomorrowland Speedway driver’s license stationHere are just some of many of the things you can do at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom without going on rides. Note: Some of these items such as shopping, tours, and dining require additional purchases beyond park admission and some items may require advance reservations.1. Collect some pressed pennies.2. Taste all the fudge flavors at The Confectionary.3. Cool off at the Casey Jr. Splash n’ Soak Station.4. Get a driver’s license at Tomorrowland Speedway.5. Eat all the Mickey waffles at the Crystal Palace.6. Meet a horse on Main Street.7. Get your photo taken with Tinker Bell.8. Listen to the Main Street Philharmonic.9. Start the day with the Let the Magic Begin show at the Castle Forecourt.10. Meet royalty at Princess Fairytale Hall.11. Watch a glass blower at the Crystal Arts shop on Main Street.12. Try a Dole Whip float at Aloha Isle, or stage your own Dole Whip vs. Citrus Swirl showdown.13. Propose marriage.14. Dine with princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table.15. Watch the Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance Party! on Main Street. 65. Enjoy the mosaic mural inside Cinderella Castle.66. Sing along with the Country Bear Jamboree. This show-style attraction does not move.67. Take a trick photo in Tomorrowland.68. Sip on some firewater at the Jungle Skipper Canteen.69. Play the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game.70. Shop for souvenirs.71. Enjoy a donut bigger than your head.72. Get spit on by the camel at the entrance to the Aladdin attraction.73. Watch Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire at the castle forecourt.74. Enjoy the Once Upon a Time pre-fireworks castle display.75. Make a wish!76. Put yourself in a Star Wars photo at the Merchant of Venus.77. Attempt to pull a sword from a stone.78. Take a picture in the old-fashioned pillory.79. Have your name etched in glassware at the Crystal Arts shop.80. Listen to the birds sing at the Enchanted Tiki Room. This show-style attraction does not move.81. Learn about Disney Vacation Club at a DVC kiosk.82. Hunt for hidden Pascals near the Rapunzel bathrooms.What are your favorite things to do in the parks without going on the rides? Let us know in the comments. 16. Be amazed by the Happily Ever After Fireworks presentation.17. Become a mermaid at the Pirates League.18. Meet Mickey Mouse at the Town Square Theater.19. Meet Winnie the Pooh and friends outside the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction.20. Trade pins with cast members.21. Listen to the Dapper Dans.22. Meet Ariel in her grotto.23. Go behind the scenes with the Keys to the Kingdom Tour.24. Play a part in Belle’s story at Enchanted Tales with Belle.25. Watch Donald Duck explore the orchestra at Mickey’s PhilharMagic. This show-style attraction does not move.26. Here some G-rated comedy at the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. This show-style attraction does not move. 52. Interact with the Citizens of Main Street.53. Buy an outfit for your dog.54. Listen to some old-time piano music outside Casey’s Corner.55. Honor the flag and our veterans at the evening Flag Retreat.56. Hunt for hidden Mickeys in the park.57. Take the Family Magic Tour.58. Buy some art for your home.59. Meet Mary Poppins in Liberty Square.60. Get a personalized parasol in Liberty Square.61. Get your face painted.62. Make a custom case for your phone in Tomorrowland.63. Play in the playground at the Dumbo attraction entrance. (You can play there without going on the ride.)64. Dance at a party at the Rockettower Stage.