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Social media is a world within a world and for those who were born in the 21st Century, technology is only but a natural phenomenon. Cell phones, iPods, and video games are practically inevitable for teens and young adults. Along with these technologies come social media networking, which is part of the daily routine for many. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have millions of visitors daily. Facebook alone has over 500 million users which make it the most popular social network website on Earth. Research conducted by Facebook shows that 50 per cent of its users are active users who log on daily and spend over 700 billion minutes per month on the site. There is no doubt that social media and social networking are here to stay; however, added to these ‘natural’ luxuries are risks and dangers.While these sites’ open dialogue allows individuals to express themselves, there must be some amount of user censorship not necessarily by the domain host but rather by individuals themselves. Creating a profile, giving details about yourself, hobbies and educational background are all acceptable; however, for many every aspect of their day, work and lives are posted. Like driving, the users of social media should be cognisant of the five C’s – caution, care, common sense, courtesy and consideration – as many of the things posted can arise in the future to haunt thrones. Only recently, it was observed locally that a number of young persons were posting on social media their intent to resign from their current place of employment. Common sense – one of the 5 C’s – would inform that such information is personal and should not be posted on a social network, as such behaviours can stymie future employment.What if the situation changed and that person needs to stay at the current place of employment? What if an intended employer does a social media search and sees such uncouth behaviour? It is thought-provoking that an employee can overlook his /her posting on any social networking site and talk their way out of potential employment. It seems as though these consequences are often not in the minds of teens and young adults when they take to the social media world to express themselves. Interestingly, many young persons do not take into account or acknowledge the dangers of such postings on social networking sites since to them, all the social sites seem innocent.Research has shown one of the greatest impacts of social networking is on the social skills of people. According to a BBC report, while on one hand, social networking sites seem to bring people together and connected; on the other hand, it creates social isolation. Research has shown that older generations of networkers learnt how to communicate and interact long before networking was even a thought, but much of the younger generations do not interact socially. According to the report, social networking has created a serious breach in the ability of young people to communicate and interact with each other.It is clear that there is evidence suggesting that social networking can be risky to a dangerous extent, but it is an area that cannot be ignored, as it is the driving force of the world today. Like the many pleasures of life, social networking can be beneficial in moderation; however, unfortunately, moderation and the social media world do not coincide in society. As such, all one can hope for is that young people have a deeper understanding and be conscious of what they are posing on social media, taking into consideration its impact today, tomorrow and years ahead.
Dear Editor,Finance Minister Winston Jordan was quoted as saying that “there will be no new taxes” in the 2018 Budget. Now, that pronouncement was made with the expressed intention to placate the poor and dispossessed in our midst. Benign at best and diversionary as the Finance Minister continues on that eel-like, slippery, evasive slope when it comes to the management of the nation’s finances. Of course, Mr Jordan can afford the luxury of an excuse that there would not be any new taxes, because the truth of the matter is, there is nothing more to be taxed. Over two plus years in office and more than 200 taxes that is record breaking by any standard. One hundred taxes for each year.At least the budget would be balanced, there is no doubt about that, with so many taxes floating around, the treasury would be inundated with what I call “cry money” from those monies squeezed out of a tax-fatigued nation. But at the end of the day would the lives of the Guyanese people be any better? I hasten to give a resounding no! What the Minister should be talking about is a reduction in taxes, the creation of income-generated investment, while giving the nation hope on job security. There is no guarantee of the lessening of the hardships Guyanese face as industries are arbitrarily shut down by this Government and more and more persons join the ranks of the jobless. How on earth can those families sustain themselves?Respectfully,Neil Adams
View comments Finally, the 2006 world champions Spain jubilantly emerged after the Boomers appeared to run out of juice.Sergio Llull hit two three-pointers in the second overtime for Spain to cap their comeback.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Gasol, the Toronto Raptors center, finished with 33 points, six rebounds and four assists after stepping up late in a breathtaking game when his country needed him most.“We came back, we stuck together through tough times, that means a lot,” said the 34-year-old, a three-time NBA All-Star. Another veteran shone for his team as Luis Scola punched in a monster performance to power Argentina past France, 80-66, in the other semifinal.Scola had 28 points and 13 rebounds points for Argentina. He made three out of four triples, including back-to-back hits in the third that allowed the Argentines to pull away, and was 9-of-10 from the stripe.Argentina will face Spain in the final in Beijing on Sunday, where Scola battles Gasol, who played a key role in the Raptors’ historic run to the NBA crown and knows that victory in the finale will cap the perfect season.“It’s been great, I have been very fortunate,” he said.“I knew that it would not be easy physically (going from the NBA Finals to the World Cup) but it’s definitely worth it.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption “Not because of the final but passing along those values to the team. It’s our turn to pass on the legacy to the next generation [of the Spain team].”Ricky Rubio was also pivotal once more for Spain with 19 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and four steals.Red-hot Patty Mills was unfortunate to be on the losing side, leading Australia with 34 points.The Australians, who had never gone beyond the quarter-finals in 11 previous World Cups, had the whiff of revenge in their nostrils—and a first final.Spain edged the Boomers 89-88 in the bronze-medal match at the Rio 2016 Olympics and the Australians had waited three long years to get their own back.In Mills, they had one of the players of the World Cup and his three-pointer midway through the second quarter put Australia 27-22 in front.The in-form guard pulled off the same trick with 88 seconds left on the clock in the second quarter to give Australia a 37-32 advantage at the break. —AFPSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Creamline, minus Valdez and Morado, battles Chef’s Classics No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From left, Willy Hernangomez Geuer, Sergio Llull, and Javier Beiran of Spain celebrate after winning their semifinal match against Australia in double overtime in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)BEIJING—NBA champion Marc Gasol saved Spain on Friday as they battled back to beat Australia, 95-88, after a second overtime period and reach the Basketball World Cup final.A thrilling semifinal was 71-71 at the end of regulation time and the two sides could not be separated at the end of a nervy first overtime.ADVERTISEMENT
Rookie outside hitter Ryan Smith chipped in with six points, all from kills, and seven digs, while sophomore middle Martin Kosic also had six points off of five kills and one block. Second-year setter Jordan Figueira tallied 31 assists, nine digs and four points, while rookie libero Daniel Tudor had eight digs in the win. With the win, the Blues improve to 5-5 and move into fourth place in the OUA East division, while the Lions drop to 8-3 and remain in first place. The Varsity Blues are back in action next Saturday, January 27 when they host the Queen’s Gaels at Goldring Centre. Opening serve is scheduled for 2 p.m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics Print Friendly Version Box Score The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s volleyball team defeated the York Lions 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-21) in their fourth annual OVA Day on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 21) at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. WATCH this monster Ryan Smith kill as men’s volleyball sweeps the first-place York Lions 3-0 today at Goldring Centre! WE ALL #BLEEDBLUE #WeAreTO @OUAsport @USPORTSca @UofT pic.twitter.com/kC0XU0nZzh— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) January 21, 2018 The see-saw affair continued in the third set, with neither team holding more than a three-point lead. After the Lions took a 16-15 advantage into the technical timeout, the Blues regained the momentum and, thanks to a couple key kills from Barnes, earned the sweep, 25-21. Story Links Second-year outside hitters Nick Trewern and Alex Barnes led the Blues with 12 points apiece, each coming off of 11 kills and one block. Barnes added six digs on the day, while Trewern had five in the victory. The Blues got out to another good start in the first set and a Barnes kill gave the home team a 16-12 advantage at the technical timeout. The Lions attempted to rally but U of T held strong and a Barnes block ended the first, 25-17, in favour of Toronto. York was led by Andrew Tauhid, who recorded a team-high 10 points and nine digs in the loss. The second set proved to be a back-and-forth affair with U of T building a narrow 16-14 lead at the break. York battled back to even the score at 22-22, but three straight kills from Smith, Trewern and Kosic gave the Blues a 2-0 match lead, 25-22.
0Shares0000Francesco Molinari joined Arnold Palmer, Gardner Dickinson and Larry Nelson as just the fourth player to go 5-for-5 at a Ryder Cup © AFP / FRANCK FIFESAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France, Sep 30 – Europe’s finest golfers, sparked by a record-setting victory for Italy’s Francesco Molinari, recaptured the Ryder Cup on Sunday, denying a dramatic United States fightback to complete an emotional 17.5-10.5 upset victory.Reigning British Open champion Molinari defeated five-time major winner Phil Mickelson 4 and 2 as Europe took an insurmountable edge over the favoured Americans, including point-less flop Tiger Woods, in the biennial team showdown at Le Golf National. “It was amazing,” Molinari said. “It’s an incredible achievement. We did just an amazing job.”In the process, Molinari — who had been winless in six prior Ryder Cup matches — became the first European and only the fourth player ever to go 5-for-5 in a Ryder Cup and did so just two months after hoisting the Claret Jug.“It feels great but it’s not about me,” he said. “It was about time to have them but it’s about the group not the individual.“I couldn’t even dream of a summer like this.”Europe had seized a 10-6 edge in Saturday’s foursomes and fourballs matches and got the points they needed to swipe the trophy after an early US surge. Every European player won at least once in the event.“The attitude they had was unbelievable,” Europe captain Thomas Bjorn said. “There was a moment when I thought this was going a little bit wrong but when we got our momentum going it went very quickly.”It turned out to be the most lopsided European triumph since an 18.5-9.5 victory at Ireland’s K Club in 2006.The US team, needing a record-tying comeback to keep the Cup, found no French magic to equal Europe’s 2012 ‘Miracle at Medinah’ or the Americans’ 1999 ‘Battle of Brookline’ win.“Their captain did a better job than I did,” US captain Jim Furyk said. “Their players played better. We just have to tip our caps.”Woods, a 14-time major champion who snapped a five-year win drought last Sunday, went 0-4 after being hailed as the star attraction.“Very disappointing,” Woods said. “To have a Ryder Cup end that way, for me personally, it doesn’t feel very good because I didn’t help my teammates earn any points.”Woods noted his run of playing seven of nine weeks coming into France, saying: “A lot of big events and a lot of focus, a lot of energy, goes into it.”The Americans, who haven’t won in Europe since 1993, lead the all-time rivalry 26-14 with two drawn but the Europeans’ ninth victory in 12 attempts gave them an 11-8 with one drawn edge since expansion from a British-Irish squad after 1977.Americans pulled within 10.5-9.5 before Europe’s first singles victory by Danish rookie Thorbjorn Olesen, who beat three-time major winner Jordan Spieth 5 and 4.Spain’s Jon Rahm followed by downing Woods 2 and 1, snuffing out any US momentum.– ‘Best feeling of my life’ –Rahm’s exciting victory over Woods put Europe on the brink of glory © AFP / FRANCK FIFERahm, who led after all but one hole, pumped his fists and screamed with joy after his clinching four-foot birdie putt left Europe two wins from victory.“To beat Tiger, one of the greatest players of all time, for the pivotal point, it’s the best feeling of my life,” Rahm said.England’s Ian Poulter birdied the 18th hole to beat top-ranked Dustin Johnson 2-up and put Europe on the brink.That set the stage for Molinari to clinch the win, making his 5-for-5 history after Mickelson found water at 16 and conceded, setting off a champagne-spraying celebration.Only Americans Larry Nelson in 1979 and Arnold Palmer and Gardner Dickinson in 1967 had gone 5-for-5 in 41 prior Ryder Cups.Spain’s Sergio Garcia, last year’s Masters champion who has struggled for the past six months, also made history, beating Rickie Fowler 2 and 1 to reach 25.5 career Ryder Cup points, breaking Nick Faldo’s old mark of 25.“It’s something that I never thought I would have the possibility of doing it,” Garcia said. “And now that it has happened, I’m just so happy.”American took three early wins, with Rory McIlroy finding the same bunker twice and water thereafter to lose the 18th hole and his match 1-up to US rookie Justin Thomas.Webb Simpson beat Justin Rose 3 and 2 and US rookie Tony Finau ripped Tommy Fleetwood apart 6 and 4, ending the Englishman’s bid to match Molinari’s 5-for-5 feat, while third-ranked Brooks Koepka halved with England’s Paul Casey.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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Middlesbrough have the meanest defence in the Championship, conceding just 13 goals in 20 games, and reported Liverpool target Fry has more than played his part in that.Eberechi Eze (QPR)Age: 20Position: Attacking midfielderDespite extending his contract until 2021 in August, Eze is attracting interest from Tottenham.His three goals and three assists have helped steer QPR away from the relegation zone after a dreadful start. Harvey Barnes is an England Under-21 international 11 11 Dean Henderson is starring for Sheffield United Getty 11 England’s second tier is spoilt for choice when it comes to young talent.Here, talkSPORT.com looks at 10 Championship wonderkids who are destined for Premier League stardom.Harry Wilson (Derby, on loan from Liverpool)Age: 21Position: WingerWilson is being tipped to replace Adam Lallana in the Liverpool squad next season – and it’s easy to see why. The Wales international has been Derby’s standout performer since joining on loan from Liverpool in the summer. He’s got eight goals in a Rams shirt already and is becoming renowned for scoring screamers – his 30-yard free-kick helped knock Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup in September.If he can maintain his red-hot form and be part of a promotion-winning team, there’s no reason why he can’t stake a claim for a first-team place at Anfield next year.Dean Henderson (Sheffield United, on loan from Manchester United)Age: 21Position: GoalkeeperHenderson was rewarded with a new two-year deal at Manchester United in June following his impressive performances for League One club Shrewsbury last season.He has stepped up a division with Sheffield United and has looked at home in England’s second tier. He has played every minute of the Blades’ Championship campaign and put in a man of the match display against Rotherham last month. Despite his mistake costing Chris Wilder’s men a point against Leeds on Saturday, he has played a huge role in their promotion push so far.Ezri Konsa (Brentford)Age: 21Position: Centre-halfHe’s already being linked with a move to Arsenal having played just 20 times for Brentford. Konsa, an England Under-21 international, is viewed as one of the best ball-playing defenders in the Championship.The Bees are renowned for selling their young stars, and Konsa could be the next one to go. 11 Ezri Konsa has been a regular for Brentford this season 11 11 Tammy Abraham has scored seven goals in his last four games He is vital to Hull’s survival hopes and the club could face a fight to keep him in January.Harvey Barnes (West Brom, on loan from Leicester)Age: 20Position: Attacking midfielderBarnes shone during a loan spell for Barnsley in the Championship before being recalled by Leicester in January. He was restricted to just five senior appearances in the second half of last season as Foxes boss Claude Puel opted for experience over youth. Harry Wilson has a wicked left foot Dael Fry has come through the ranks at Middlesbrough Joe Gomez came through the Charlton academy and is now forming a solid partnership with Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool He has picked up where he left off in England’s second tier by starring for West Brom. He has been involved in 11 league goals, scoring eight and assisting three.When he gets a proper chance in the Premier League, it feels like he’s going to take it.Neal Maupay (Brentford)Age: 22Position: StrikerMaupay is the Championship’s second-highest scorer with 13 goals – a record that is even more impressive considering Brentford sit in 17th place.A run of just one win in 15 games hasn’t stopped the striker, who has found the net five times during the Bees’ alarming form. Chelsea fans have even pleaded for boss Maurizio Sarri to recall Abraham and start him ahead of misfiring Alvaro Morata.Dael Fry (Middlesbrough)Age: 21Position: Centre-halfBen Gibson’s £15million departure to Burnley in August has increased Fry’s playing time this season. He has been a regular alongside Aden Flint and showed his versatility by occasionally slotting in at right-back. 11 11 Eze is one of the first names on Rangers’ team sheet and his creativity and flair would suit Premier League football.Mason Mount (Derby, on loan from Chelsea)Age: 19Position: Attacking midfielderMount is one of Chelsea’s most exciting youngsters. He scored five times in his first 11 appearances for Derby, but hasn’t found the net since September. Niggling injuries have played a part in his barren spell, though.He remains a regular starter under manager Frank Lampard, whose Derby side are outside the top six on goal difference. Neal Maupay celebrates scoring the opening goal in Brentford’s 3-2 defeat to Sheffield United last week 11 Mason Mount is destined to play for England Joe Gomez, Jesse Lingard and Kieran Trippier were plying their trade in the Championship before becoming Premier League regulars.Manchester United ace Lingard had successful loan spells with Birmingham, Brighton and Derby, while Gomez and Trippier featured for Charlton and Burnley, respectively. His early season form resulted in a shock call-up to the senior England squad in October, a sign that Gareth Southgate thinks he can play at the highest level.Jarrod Bowen (Hull)Age: 21Position: WingerBowen netted 15 Championship goals as Hull narrowly avoided relegation last season. It’s been a similar struggle for the Tigers this term, as they are just two points above the drop zone.The winger, who has been tracked by Everton in the past, scored twice in Hull’s 3-2 win over QPR on Saturday, their first victory in four games. Hull can’t afford to lose Jarrod Bowen His ability to play as a centre-half, full-back or defensive midfielder could appeal to Premier League clubs.Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa, on loan from Chelsea)Age: 21Position: StrikerAbraham has reignited Villa’s promotion charge under Dean Smith, netting 11 goals in 14 Championship games. Four of those strikes came in a 5-5 draw with Nottingham Forest last week.He endured a tough loan spell at Swansea last year as the Welsh club were relegated to the Championship. However, he is still only 21 and will surely get another crack in the Premier League. Eberechi Eze is impressing in a QPR shirt 11 11 Goal-shy Premier League duo Newcastle and Huddersfield have been linked with Maupay – and given their precarious position – Brentford must do everything they can to keep him next month.All stats correct as of 04/12/18
Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Catalonia are set to field a star-studded line-up when they take on Venezuela in a friendly next week.Girona’s Estadi Montilivi hosts the encounter on March 25, which will be Catalonia’s first match to be played within an official FIFA window for international friendlies. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF ADVICE Gerard Pique retired from international football after last summer’s World Cup Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REPLY 3 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Pique is set to win his 10th cap for Catalonia having first debuted in 2004, and the legendary duo will be joined in the starting line-up by the likes of Marc Bartra, the former Barcelona defender, Sevilla full-back Aleix Vidal, and striker Sergio Garcia of Espanyol. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 REVEALED no dice shining 3 gameday cracker Kazakhstan vs Scotland (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2England vs Czech Republic (Friday) – talkSPORTWalsall vs Barnsley (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Gibraltar vs Republic of Ireland (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2San Marino vs Scotland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Netherlands vs Germany (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Deulofeu has been one of Watford’s standout players this season Xavi won 133 caps for Spain as well as representing Catalonia The 39-year-old is set to retire from playing entirely at the end of the season, meaning this will be the final time he represents Catalonia.It will be his 13th cap for the team. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade As the autonomous community is not registered with either FIFA or UEFA it can only take part in friendlies, and they are usually played outside the official fixture schedule.However, Venezuela visit next Monday, and manager Sergio Garcia is set to field a team including Barcelona legends Gerard Pique and Xavi Hernandez, both of whom have come out of international retirement for the match.It will be a particularly special occasion for Xavi, the midfielder, who currently plays for Al-Sadd in Qatar. There are seven live commentaries across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and where to hear them, below… RANKED There will also be representation from English football in the Catalonia squad, with Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu and Bojan, the Stoke forward, given permission by their clubs to play against Venezuela.Gerard Deulofeu could also be a late addition to the squad having put in a request to Watford’s management to be allowed to feature. LIVE on talkSPORT huge blow It is understood permission will be granted to the 25-year-old forward.However, some Spanish clubs have denied their players the chance to play for Catalonia, with LaLiga sides Rayo Vallecano, Huesca and Valladolid all refusing to release their players as they attempt to fight off relegation from Spain’s top flight.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That motto has been adopted by the Swain County 4-H students who have started a learning garden at Southwestern Community College’s Swain Center.“This learning garden is a way for our 4-H kids to get excited about watching things grow,” said Jenny Hill, NC State extension agent, 4-H youth development at SCC’s Swain Center. “If it doesn’t get very big or if it doesn’t grow, we want the kids to know it is okay, we will try again in a different spot or just learn from it and try a different plant.”The 4-H students, who range in age from kindergarten to fifth grade, have all pitched in and learned about the different types of plants and how to collect soil samples.These students were able to see their garden start as tiny seedlings and grow into green, leafy plants that are located right in front of the Swain Center for everyone who visits the campus to admire.Hill also plans to have the 4-H students grow a fall garden with the focus being on replenished soil.The wire sculpture that sits in the middle of the garden has also generated some buzz around campus.SCC art student Jasmine Spencer of Bryson City made a wire bumblebee sculpture for the garden as one of her class projects during the spring semester.“This was definitely one of the more interesting projects that I have worked on and I loved it,” said Spencer. “I had not had an opportunity to work with metal before and my instructor Brian Kane really helped me when I was drawing the shape out in chalk on the ground and bending the wires. This is why I want to be an artist, so people can enjoy my artwork.”This project has given the Swain Center the opportunity to combine agriculture and arts.The NC State Extension helps create prosperity for North Carolina through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, health and nutrition, and 4-H youth development.“Collaborative projects with our community partners give our students opportunities to utilize a variety of skills, turning classroom lessons into real-life applications,” said Jeff Marley, SCC’sheritage arts department chair. “In an area in which 20 percent or more of the workforce is in creative employment, this is valuable experience for students planning to have a career in studio art.”For more information about SCC and the programs it offers, visit www.southwesterncc.edu, call 828.339.4000, or stop by your nearest SCC location.