Football: Barca ‘200%’ certain Neymar will stay

first_img“But you have to be aware that there are no shortcuts to leadership and it is something that is earned slowly, naturally and progressively,” it added.According to Marca, PSG would be willing to stump up the 222 million euros ($256.8 million) required to trigger Neymar’s release clause and would offer him a five-year deal worth 30-plus million euros a season.However, a report in French sports daily L’Equipe on Tuesday quoted a PSG club source as saying: “We’re not going to repeat the Neymar show. There is a huge release clause and you have to be realistic.”PSG have previously been linked with Neymar only for the striker to pen a new five-year deal with Barca last October. Share on: WhatsApp Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”.Reports in Spain have suggested PSG are looking to lure the 25-year-old to the Parc des Princes after snapping up Neymar’s international teammate Dani Alves on a free transfer.“PSG want to finalise the signing of Neymar this summer”, wrote Catalan daily Sport, while the Madrid-based AS newspaper led with the headline “Neymar flirts with PSG”.PSG are reportedly attempting to take advantage of Neymar’s desire to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow, with the French club prepared to build a team around the Brazil forward.“In the background of Neymar’s annoyance there’s always a concern, which has to do with his role in the team and his wish to become a leader,” wrote Sport.last_img read more

Monmouth County Historical Association Kicks Off Oral History Project

first_imgAs it turned out, Bernsteinand Paster contacted Howell after she had reached out to Garden State Equality,a statewide LGBTQ advocacy and education organization. The recent Decemberinterview with the couple was conducted at the MCHA-owned CovenhovenHouse in Freehold. Although the 1738 Dutch colonial-style home was chosen forits privacy, the setting made for a nice contrast with the 21stcentury Monmouth County zeitgeist Bernstein and Paster represent. Futureinterviews will be conducted at MCHA headquarters or other locations convenientto participants. This article originally appeared in the Jan. 9, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. The project got underway Dec. 23 when its originators, MCHAcolleagues Dana Howell and Joe Zemla, sat down to speak with Harriet Bernsteinand Luisa Paster to record the married couple’s story of their successful 2008lawsuit against the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. Bernstein and Pasterhad been denied permission to get married in a civil union ceremony at the Methodistcommunity’s boardwalk gazebo. A New Jersey judge ruled against the Methodistorganization. The long-range plan for the MCHAoral history project is to include a wide variety of groups, interviewed inphases, such as the long-established African American community, the morerecently arrived Hispanic community, senior citizens and the Jewish community,especially for stories their grandparents have passed down from World War II.Others on the wish list are military veterans and survivors and families ofvictims of the 9/11 terrorist attack of the Twin Towers who will be visitingNew York for the 20th anniversary next year. The idea for the oral history project began six months ago whenHowell, a research librarian atthe MCHA, was intrigued by the concept during one of her archivistcertification classes. “We realized there was a deficit in our holdings thatneeded to be addressed, namely the lack of more culturally diverse stories,”she said. “The MCHA has a treasure trove of historic gems spanning severalcenturies of history. We just thought it was time to broaden the cultural scopeto make our offerings more relevant to a wider audience.”  The two MCHA staffers are hopingto do one recorded interview per month. Now that the project has started, Zemlabelieves “it will become self-sustaining after a while” as people come forwardwith interesting accounts of events in their lives. These will be cataloguedand added to the organization’s 70 Court St. library in Freehold, andeventually posted on the MCHA’s website. By Rick Geffken Howell said they are open toideas. “We’ll continue to record stories from all the previous groups as wemove through each phase. After that, we’ll continue the program to includepretty much anyone who has an interesting story to tell.” “We knew we were going to have to be very proactive to accomplishour goal of diversification,” Howell explained. “Often we’ll get calls aboutdonations that start with, ‘I don’t know if this is old enough for you guys,but…’ ” The four-channel video recordertechnology used for the interviews is unassuming, which encourages candor fromthe interviewees. The interviewers themselves have an informal conversationalstyle which puts participants at ease right away. She began brainstorming the idea with Zemla, an associate curatorat the Freehold-based organization. He did a quick survey of the MCHA holdings.“We’re obviously strong in 18th and 19th centurycollections but lacking in others,” he said. The timing of the oral historyproject fit nicely with the MCHA’s new strategic plans for renewing its missionto preserve and celebrate the history of Monmouth County for everyone.President Linda Bricker enthusiastically endorses the idea. “This project fitsthat objective so well,” she said. Monmouth County history is more than a collection of dusty old books, tattered letters and fading black and white photographs sitting in boxes or stacked on shelves. A new oral history project by the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) aims to show that the lives of people and events happening to all of us today are worth preserving for future historians. An oral history project has begun in Monmouth County. From left: Harriet Bernstein and Luisa Paster were interviewed by Joe Zemla and Dana Howell of the Monmouth County Historical Association. Photo by Rick Geffken By Rick Geffken The MCHA will accept oral histories collected by other people to add to its collection as well. Anyone interested in contributing to the oral history project can use the special email address: Howell and Zemla can also be reached via the MCHA website or at 732-462-1466.last_img read more

Guyana to attend OAS Summit, other international forums

first_imgGuyana will, in the coming weeks, be represented at several international forums, the first being the 72nd Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, to be held in London, United Kingdom (UK) from April 9-13, 2018.Minister of State, Joseph HarmonMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, who made the announcement recently, said the remit of the Marine Environment Protection Committee includes the control of ship-sourced pollution, such as sewage, garbage, and greenhouse gas emissions.The committee is also concerned with water management and pollution preparedness and response.The meeting, Minister Harmon noted, will address issues such as international certification for the carriage of dangerous chemicals, and will provide a forum for knowledge- sharing on the environmental impact of oil spills and the mitigation of its adverse effects.Director General of the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) in the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Claudette Rogers, and Director General of the Frontiers Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Barbara Haley, are attending the meeting.This is followed by the country’s participation at the 8th Summit of the Organisation of American States (OAS), slated for April 13-14, 2018 in Lima, Peru, and being held under the theme “Democratic Governance against corruption”.The summit is aimed at coordinating concrete action among member states in the fight against corruption, which hinders sustainable development; and at transnational threats across the Western Hemisphere.“Guyana’s participation will reiterate the Government’s continued commitment to fight corruption at the national and regional levels,” Minister Harmon noted.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge; Guyana’s Ambassador to the OAS, Dr. Riyad Insanally; and Guyana’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Charlene Phoenix, will comprise the Guyanese delegation.Cabinet also granted approval for attendance at the World Bank’s 9th Forum of the Debt Management Facility in Brussels, Belgium, from May 28-29, 2018.Focus will be placed on policy-relevant research, topics related to debt policy and management, and the current challenges faced by developing countries with respect to debt policy, sustainability and management.The growing complexities of portfolios and uncertain market conditions, the State Minister pointed out, will be addressed.Head of the Debt Management Division in the Ministry of Finance, Donna Heywood, will be representing Guyana.Guyana also participated in the 9th Mid-term Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, which was held from April 4-6, 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan.It allowed participants to exchange views on how to respond to challenges facing member states individually and generally, due to the changing economic, social and security environment.Minister Harmon said participation at the Ministerial Conference allowed Guyana opportunity to demonstrate its continued and strong interest in the founding principles of the Non-Aligned Movement, and engagement in proactive diplomacy with regard to the preservation and sanctity of our borders.Minister Greenidge, along with the Director of Multilateral and Global Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Troy Torrington, and First Secretary of Guyana’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), Marissa Edwards, attended the conference.Additionally, Preparedness and Response Manager of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Sean Welcome, participated in the Regional Summit on Disaster Risk Management held in Dominica from April 5-6, 2018.The summit involved the sharing of lessons learnt during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, especially the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.last_img read more

Taxpayers Federation calls for province to review on MSPs

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. — Jordan Bateman, B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation and he’s back on the Medical Services Premium warpath calling on the Clark government to implement a freeze this year, and to completely review and fix what he also calls this ‘stupid and hopelessly flawed tax.’Using a Freedom of Information Request the Taxpayers Federation has found MSP payment numbers — which don’t include 800,000 low-income earners who are MSP exempt, but that Mr. Bateman calls ‘shocking.’- Advertisement -Noting the payments have gone up 40 per cent since 2010, he contends that politicians don’t really understand the MSP system or exactly how poorly it’s performing.However, despite another petition seeking changes and speculation they could be in the offing, there’s still no clear indication from Premier Clark there will be any in next week’s provincial budget.last_img read more

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang performance by Dr. Kearney Middle School

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Dr. Kearney Middle School is presenting Chitty Chitty Bang Bang a musical adventure.Dr. Kearney Middle School presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a fun family performance about inventions, adventures and the magical flying car.The show is taking place at the North Peace Cultural Centre with showtimes at;- Advertisement -Thursday, May 30 at 7 pmFriday, May 31 at 7 pmSaturday, June 1st at 1 pm and 7 pmCost of tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for Students and SeniorsTo purchase tickets; CLICK HERE Advertisementlast_img

Valley-area business developments

first_imgThe Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to attend its December After Five Mixer on Wednesday evening. The mixer will take place in the newly remodeled food court on the lower level of The Oaks shopping center, 222 W. Hillcrest Drive, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The price to attend is $2 for members and $10 for nonmembers and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit Opening a new business, got a hot tip or a big promotion? If so, we want to hear about it. E-mail your news to and be sure to include your name and phone number.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Studio City-based QD3 Entertainment recently announced a partnership with cell-phone provider Helio to launch a QD3-branded channel as part of Helio’s new Music Mix premium video package. QD3 will offer regularly updated programming, including clips from its library of more than 2,000 hours. Music Mix will showcase streaming music-related video content such as performances, artist interviews, music news, videos and more. Founded in 2002 by Quincy Jones III – the son of musician, record producer and composer Quincy Jones Jr. – QD3 Entertainment is an independent producer and aggregator of images, video and music. Northrop Grumman recently chose PPG Aerospace’s Los Angeles application support center as a recipient of their Platinum Source Preferred Award. PPG was one of 56 from more than 1,200 of their suppliers to earn the award, and one of only 21 to earn it for the second straight year. To earn the award, suppliers must meet quality, delivery, customer satisfaction and lean process standards for at least 12 consecutive months and have a “process variability reduction program.” PPG supplies Northrop Grumman with coatings, sealants and custom-packaged third-party chemicals. The Los Angeles Center is in Glendale, and it supplies Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems facilities in Palmdale and El Segundo. Based in Pittsburgh, PPG employs more than 34,000 people at 125 manufacturing centers and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. The bulk vending company A&A Global Industries, Inc. recently leased a 31,828-square-foot industrial facility in Sylmar for an expansion and relocation of its Los Angeles-area distribution center and showroom. It plans to relocate from Sun Valley and occupy the facility at 15094 Bledsoe St. on Jan. 1, 2008, and employ about 25 people. David Hoffberg, senior vice president of the Van Nuys-based Delphi Business Properties, represented the owner, Z. Patrick Berberian. Hoffberg and Delphi’s chief operating officer Jerry Scullin represented A&A. A&A’s products include toys, candy, stickers and other novelties. SureFire, LLC – a manufacturer of compact, high-end illumination tools and tactical equipment – recently named Calabasas-based interactive agency Wicked Smart Marketing as its online media buyer of record. In developing an overall strategy to help drive sales, Wicked Smart created microsites for SureFire’s flashlights. Previously, Wicked Smart designed and developed the Web site for SureFire’s EarPro products, which increased user interactivity while increasing sales. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champTIP JAR The Valley Economic Development Center has workshops on marketing and business loans set this week. Business Marketing Basics will cover the most important basics of how to prepare a realistic marketing plan for your business. The free seminar, sponsored by Wachovia, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Do you want to expand, purchase equipment/inventory, or restructure your business? If so, attend All About Business Loans to learn about SBA, micro loan, minority, veteran, special loan programs and packaging options. The free workshop will be 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Both seminars are at the VEDC in Van Nuys, 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., third floor. To RSVP or for more information, call 818-907-9922. last_img read more

Regional air flights supported

first_imgPALMDALE – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors endorsed Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s proposal to entice airlines to use Palmdale Regional Airport, which lost its only scheduled airline last week. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in favor of Antonovich’s resolution urging Los Angeles World Airports to explore a variety of incentives to attract airlines to Palmdale Regional Airport and the airport at Ontario. Antonovich is suggesting that LAWA, which operates Los Angeles International Airport and smaller airfields in Palmdale and Ontario, explore such incentives as advanced ticket purchases, reducing or eliminating various taxes and fees, providing free transportation from the Van Nuys FlyAway bus station, subsidizing airport security and cargo-handling improvements, and providing a connection between the Palmdale Metrolink station and the Palmdale airport. “Today’s action is a step forward in our plan to have airlines operating in Palmdale and we look forward to working with LAWA to make that a reality,” Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell said. “By placing airlines at Palmdale, we can fulfill the vision of a regional transportation system.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Antonovich’s suggestions could be part of a multiagency discussion on air traffic throughout Los Angeles County. A proposed settlement to lawsuits filed over the planned expansion of LAX calls for exploring ways to have regional airports take on airline traffic that would otherwise go to LAX. One of the provisions of the LAX master plan settlement agreement is that LAWA will invite the Federal Aviation Administration, the Southern California Association of Governments, Southern California counties and airport operators to participate in a working group to plan for regional distribution of air traffic demand, said LAWA spokesman Paul Haney. “There will be an airport summit to explore ideas and new approaches to the issue of distributing the traffic across the region,” Haney said. “This (resolution) is timely and fits nicely with the recommendations of the settlement.” Palmdale lost its only airline last weekend when Scenic Airlines pulled out, citing low passenger loads for its flights to North Las Vegas. Scenic, which operated 19-passenger turboprop aircraft, had flown out of Palmdale for just over a year. The cities of Los Angeles and Palmdale are hunting for airlines that would bring jetliners big enough for 60 passengers to the airport. “The focus is to make the business case for airlines to schedule flights linking Palmdale with major hubs in the west and the middle portion of the country,” Haney said. In a 2001 study commissioned by Los Angeles County, the consulting firm Tri-Star Marketing stated that Palmdale can support a profitable passenger service linking the Antelope Valley with Western cities such as Dallas, Denver or San Francisco. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Casualty update

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event No deaths reported. The latest identifications reported by the military: Army Spc. Daniel L. Sesker, 22, Ogden, Iowa, killed Thursday when an explosive detonated near his vehicle in Beiji; assigned to the Army National Guard’s Troop C, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry in LeMars, Iowa. – Associated Press As of Saturday, April 8, 2006, at least 2,350 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 1,846 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is the same as the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST. The British military has reported 103 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, Denmark three; El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, one death each. The latest deaths reported by the military: 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgAre you thinking of doing something different for the New Year? Then this is your big chance for adults to get involved in this years production of The King and I.On Thursday January 3rd we are hosting another open night/audition to get men and women to make up the cast of our upcoming musical. A large cast and chorus of men and women are required to make this a memorable show. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.If you would like to be onstage or backstage come along on Thursday 3rd January at 7.30pm to The Abbey Centre. Rehearsals begin next week.To ensure a top quality production a commitment to all rehearsals is required for a hectic schedule in January and February 2013 with the show running from February 26th to March 2nd.  BALLYSHANNON MUSICAL SOCIETY NEEDS YOU ….! was last modified: December 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:auditionsBallyshannon Musical SocietyThe King and Ilast_img read more


first_imgCOAST Guard staff and volunteers are to issue children with plastic ID bands in a bid to prevent the repeat of the chaos on Rossnowlagh beach last year.A child went missing on the famous strand amid fears he was in the water during last July’s heat wave.Thousands of people in their cars caused gridlock on the beach when they all tried to leave at the same time as the tide came in. The Sligo 118 rescue helicopter and lifeboat crews were forced to scramble to the beach in an attempt to find the child who later turned up safe and well.“With the beach weather hopefully sticking around for a while Irish Coast Guard units around the country have started distributing wristbands for children under the “Give us a hand” campaign,” said Dara O’Malley-Daly from Malin Head Coast Guard station.“The wristbands which are disposable allow parents/ guardians to write their phone number on it and place on a child’s hand.“If the child gets lost the phone number can be contacted and everyone reunited quickly, minimising the need for a large scale search and undue concern for parents. The wristbands are free and made of Tyvek material which is durable and waterproof. “Coast Guard units around the country are distributing the wristbands at coastal/ inland waterway locations. They are also making them available for collection at lifeguard stations and public buildings like libraries.” CHILDREN TO BE ISSUED WITH ID BANDS TO PREVENT REPEAT OF ROSSNOWLAGH SEARCH was last modified: June 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:childrendonegalID bandsIrish Coast GuardRossnowlaghlast_img read more