8:30 p.m. Arnett Gardens vs UWI FC at Anthony Spaulding Sports Club. FOCUSING ON TIVOLI “All the time you are looking to go overseas to play football, but right now I am just concentrating on Tivoli, the players and the fans, and trying to get a trophy for the team,” he said. “You also always want to play for your country, but it is up to the coaching staff to give you that chance. And it’s up to you as well to try and play for the coaching staff to see you,” he continued. The striker was taken out of the game with under 10 minutes remaining after aggravating his shoulder from a first-half tackle. Tivoli’s coach, Christopher Bender, said it was unfortunate he had to pull the striker as he brings more than just talent to the team, and he has no doubt the former Oldham Athletic man will soon discover his magical touch. “Teddy brings experience and talent. He is a very dedicated person, and now he is different as he is more mature,” Bender commented. “He also helps the training in how we imparts knowledge to the youngsters, so he is very valuable to the team. But the next game he will be better,” he assured. Tonight’s match Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson showed glimpses of his mercurial talent in Tivoli Gardens’ opening Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football game against Cavalier, which ended 0-0 at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. However, it wasn’t the sublime performance the home fans and many football observers had anticipated. The former Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday striker, who is presently out of contract, told The Gleaner that although his intention is to return overseas, he wants to help the West Kingston club win trophies again. He insists, though, that he is not a one-man band and needs the support of his teammates to be successful. “Every time you play, you want to win a trophy or the competition, and that is my aim, try to help the team (Tivoli Gardens) win a trophy,” he said. – Tivoli Gardens 0 Cavalier 0 – MoBay United 0 Portmore 2 – Rivoli United 0 Waterhouse 0 – Reno 1 Humble Lion 0 – Harbour View 1 Boys’ Town 1 Yesterday’s Results TEAMWORK “I can’t believe that I am the one (to lead Tivoli back to the top), because we are a team, and we have to work as a team for everything to come together, so we have to believe in ourselves and try to go out and do it every game,” he continued. Johnson last played for Indy Eleven in the North American Soccer League (NASL). But he injured his shoulder – which required an operation – last October and has not played since. The 35-year-old is confident that as long as his fitness continues to improve, he will get better. “We never really got into the game today (Sunday), but it’s the first game (of the season). We just have to come the next game and try to do our best, and just keep the focus and keep the confidence going, and once I get fit, everything is possible,” he said. The tricky playmaker still has his sights set on a national recall. “I haven’t played any competitive football since October, since I did surgery, so I just came down here to try and get fit and see what is possible for me in the longer run.
Akhuetie already made a name for himself while he was playing with the Altas in the NCAA having won two nods to the Mythical Team of the league and these accolades gave him the hoopla when he made to switch to the UAAP.He was also able to lead the Altas to the Final Four during his stay with the school.This alone makes him the most-experience player in the Fighting Maroons roster but Akhuetie said there’s no difference playing in the UAAP and the NCAA and that everything’s basketball, after all, ’s said and done.“At the end of the day it’s all basketball and we just have to believe in ourselves that we can do it,” said Akhuetie whose Fighting Maroons will have a twice-to-win disadvantage against second seed Adamson University in the semifinals.“If we believe in ourselves when we go out there and perform as a team, then trust me we will.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Akhuetie earned the MVP plum of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament after leading the Fighting Maroons to a third seed record, 8-6, while averaging 18.9 points, 14.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists.The Fighting Maroons also got their first Final Four nod in 21 years and the big center said he and his teammates aren’t done in their quest to make UP one of the league’s elite.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Since we made it to the Final Four, I’ve been telling my teammates that it’s not over yet and we simply have to keep pushing to go to the next level,” said Akhuetie Thursday at Epsilon Chi Center in UP Diliman.“We’re on this level now but we have to work on getting to the next level so we have to go hard in practice.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Bright Akhuetie has so far lived up to the hype that came along with him when he moved to University of the Philippines from University of Perpetual Help.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Sporting greats De Vega, Nepomuceno, Coo inducted to PH Sports Hall of Fame MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
“The purpose of tonight is to look, in particular, at this draft bylaw number 2131,” General Manager of Development Services, Bruce Simard said “…The board asked that another bylaw with the same content as previous bylaw number 1189 be brought back in to replace the regional bylaw that we have in place today, which is called bylaw 1996.”Simard adds, “We want to make sure we’re absolutely transparent with the public.”Simard says the changes drafted were created with the help of the PRRD’s lawyer, which were then vented through previous meetings in Dawson Creek on October 23, and again in Chetwynd on October 29.- Advertisement -Many of these changes to the bylaw, like authorizing “the Peace River Regional District to regulate construction, alteration, repair and demolition of buildings and other structures, for the health, safety and protection of persons and property” were put in place to better match the current legislation; while other changes, such as adding the wording that a person may not “place a manufactured home upon a foundation without a permit where the work or construction occurs within the area…” were created to help clarify the specified area in which a building permit is required.However, Simard says the basis of the change is to reduce the scope in which the district oversees, whereas the current bylaw encompasses all of the PRRD, if approved, the draft bylaw would encompass all of Area C, as well as Area B; running up Montney Road to the boundary just west of Hudson’s Hope.Meanwhile, when it came time for the public to voice their opinion, many took it as an opportunity to confront allegations of the PRRD wasting the public’s time and money.Advertisement “In less than two months, Area C has no place to dump their sewer, and you want to spend money on this when you were given instructions to bring it back as is?” one attendee asked.“We brought these three meetings back because we took the information and we said ‘here it is; is this going back to the intent?’ [sic],” Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Cvik explained.The same attendee asked, “Was it presented to the board?”Cvik responded “It has not been presented to the board.”Advertisement When asked of the next step in the process, Hadland said, “It will go back to the four Electoral Directors and they will make a recommendation to the board, then it will go to the board.”A deadline in which these changes will be implemented was not made clear; however, if you would like a copy of the draft bylaw, they’re available at Regional District offices in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.The PRRD can be contacted at 250 784 3200. “That’s my question; why are we wasting peoples’ time and money when we have an elected board? Why was it not put to them?”Cvik went on to continue explaining the intention of these meetings – which was frequently presented as an opportunity to gage public input, albeit he was cut off mid-sentence by the same visibly frustrated attendee.That’s when Director of Electoral Area C, Arthur Handland stepped in to reiterate the desire of the PRRD to “redevelop trust”, which he says was lost after the abrupt changes were made to the building bylaw in 2013.Other allegations made by the public include devious means in which the PRRD passes bylaws, while another attendee alluded to his desire of a federal and/or provincial investigation into the district and their board.When confronted by these allegations, Simard said he is taking in all of the public’s opinions and concerns with the intention of bringing them to the board’s attention.Advertisement
A Donegal man who invited Gardai for something to eat and refused to leave the scene of a disturbance has been fined €250.Kevin McGinley, from Churchill, was out drinking three days before Christmas last.An altercation took place between the accused and another man and Gardai ordered both to leave the area. They did but when Gardai returned, they found McGinley back in the area and he was intoxicated.He refused to leave the area again and was arrested.Lettekenny District Court was told today that when approached by Gardai, McGinley told them “I’m not going anywhere. I’m getting food. Do you want some?”The court heard that McGinley, who is 30, is now living in America where he has found work.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher told the court that his client had been at a funeral that day and he went for few drinks and then found him in a state.The court that McGinley had previous convictions but they dated back to a decade ago when he was just 17.Judge Paul Kelly said he would give McGinley a chance and ordered him to pay €250 to the Donegal Hospice and adjourned the case until October.MAN WHO ROWED WITH GARDAI THEN INVITED THEM TO DINNER was last modified: September 19th, 2013 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:ChurchilldinnerFightKevin McGinleyLetterkenny District Court
He’s a fluffy young leopard with green dreadlocks and a wide smile; he’s energetic, enthusiastic, sociable, self-confident and ambitious – and he loves football. Meet Zakumi, the official mascot for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™.For 40 years, each Fifa World Cup tournament has had its own unique mascot. The first was a lion called World Cup Willie, the mascot for the 1966 event, hosted by England.Fifa and the South Africa 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) have given the 2010 mascot a distinct personality and personal history. “One thing is for sure, Zakumi will be first on the dancefloor and last off it at the biggest party in the world,” Fifa says on its website. “He symbolizes South Africa and the rest of the African continent through his self-confidence, pride, hospitality, social skills and warm-heartedness.”Born on 16 June 1994The name “Zakumi” is a composition of “ZA” (South Africa’s international country code) and “kumi”, a ki-Swahili word that means 10. Since South Africa aims to make 2010 a truly African World Cup, the LOC decided to use a word from a language widely spoken across the continent.Another detail worth noting is that Zakumi was born on 16 June 1994, a day and a year of great significance in South Africa.The 16th of June 1976 saw the beginning of the Soweto youth uprising, when schoolchildren took to the streets to protest against apartheid, many of them cut down by police gunfire.And 1994 was the year that South Africans of all races cast their votes for the first time to elect a new post-apartheid democratic government.“The big party is in 2010, when Zakumi turns 16, but we will also have had 16 years of democracy then,” says LOC chief executive Danny Jordaan said. Zakumi is therefore “the ambassador for all our hopes, dreams and aspirations in South Africa.”‘Mascot with an attitude’With the slogan “Zakumi: the mascot with an attitude”, Fifa describe Zakumi’s personality as lively, outgoing, adventurous and spontaneous – a “shrewd little fellow”.They say he loves to perform and always follows his instinct and intuition, and has the tendency to exaggerate.But, say Fifa, there is one thing that’s undeniable about Zakumi: he loves football. He sees it as a great way connect with others and break down language barriers.As a sign of his undying passion for the game, he always carries his football around, using it to invite people to play with him.Zakumi’s main priority, says Fifa, is to turn the World Cup into “one huge, joyful and unforgettable party and show the thousands of international guests the warmth and spirit of the African continent.”South African soccer legend Lucas Radebe, “a close friend of Zakumi”, says the leopard “wants to create a good mood for the fans and raise the excitement for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the first on African soil.“He is a proud South African and wants to ensure that the world will come together in South Africa.”Designed and dressed in South AfricaZakumi was designed and his costume produced exclusively in South Africa.A number of South African companies were asked to design a mascot for the 2010 World Cup, one that would represent both South Africa and Africa as a whole. The mascot had to be easily identifiable and had to represent the World Cup in a way that would leave a lasting impression.After a long process of elimination, Fifa decided on a design by Cape Town designer Andries Odendaal.The costume itself was produced by Cora’s Costumes of Boksburg, east of Johannesburg. Owned by Cora Simpson, the company has 22 years of experience in costume making, and has made other high-profile costumes, such as the US cartoon figures Bugs Bunny and Tweety the bird.The man behind the actual creation of the figure is David Mbewe, who has worked with Cora’s Costumes for over 20 years. After meticulously choosing the right mix of fabrics and colours, Mbewe and his assistants assembled the costume, sewing the leopard spots by hand – no easy task, Simpson said.A well-travelled leopardAnd the green hair? According to Fifa, Zakumi dyed his hair “as he felt it would be the perfect camouflage against the green of the football pitch; a bit like his rosette spots are when hunting in the wilderness!”Zakumi has got around a fair bit over the past few years, Fifa adds, travelling the whole of Africa “where the leopard habitat is good – pretty much everywhere from open savannahs, forests, jungles to mountainous areas, even deserts.“He has therefore learned to adapt to new environments; enjoying the diversity in nature and people across the African continent.”Since being unveiled as the 2010 World Cup mascot in September 2008, however, Zakumi has become a regular globe-trotter.He’s ridden on an open-top bus through Luxembourg, he’s joined Spain’s national team at a training session in Brussels ahead of a 2010 qualifying match against Belgium, and of course he’s been visiting every corner of South Africa to generate excitement ahead of the first World to be played on African soil.Don’t be surprised if he pops up in your neighbourhood next …Fifa.com video: The legend of ZakumiFifa.com Zakumi wallpaper 1 (800 x 600)Fifa.com Zakumi wallpaper 1 (1024 x 768)Fifa.com Zakumi wallpaper 1 (1280 x 1024)Fifa.com Zakumi wallpaper 2 (800 x 600)Fifa.com Zakumi wallpaper 2 (1024 x 768)Fifa.com Zakumi wallpaper 2 (1280 x 1024)SAinfo reporter and MediaClubSouthAfrica.comWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#educational helps#Graduate students#university students Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … My Name is Mark Tim. I am an Australian Content Writer What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Lacking Business Skills. Lacking Business etiquette skill is the prime mistake which students commit while choosing the career. Being matured and brilliant is not just enough. Business etiquette and social skills becomes barrier in one future career opportunity. If you have never learned the business etiquette, they will help you go through the difficult time transition from college to workplace.Business skills include understanding the proper way to communication with other and how to present yourself at business meetings and in office. Proper business skills should not become the barrier in your career; prepare yourself for the upcoming future challenges by reading books, attending business etiquette classes, be attentive in every situation.Accepting regretful work. Accepting a regretful work is another mistake student commit while choosing their career. Many of the students accept the job in which they are not interested or willing to work. Some graduates are so desperate to work the accept any post which comes along. Many students commit this mistake as they believe bad jobs, are better than no jobs and then they regret it later. It is important to get a job, which is worth waiting for the best opportunity in which the one is interested in your field of expertise. Being Scared of Challenges. Being Scared of challenges and do not taking risk is the most common mistake students commit while choosing their career. Many of the students wants a secured career but they are not willing to accept the challenges being faced in real world. According to University Assignment help a job is not only the option after completing graduation. If one wants to become an entrepreneur with own dreams of being your own boss, one must have to launch the business immediately after completing graduation. It doesn’t mean that one is not willing and capable of doing job. If one is at home they can work from home part time or full time for the growing your own company. Not Using Customize Resume. The other mistake most of the students commit in their career is that they do not use customize resume. Resume is the base to the company where one can judge your capabilities, knowledge, skills, abilities. When you are applying for the same post in different companies you might print multiple copies of your resume and cover letter. But one must be beware, managers are really good at identifying cookie-cutter or generic resumes, this might result in losing their best opportunity. So the resume must be customize instead of generic. With the Customize resume one can easily identify skills, knowledge, abilities according to the post in the jobs. Customize resume helps the candidate for the best possible opportunities.Failing to Negotiate.Most of the students fail to negotiate their salary requirement it is the most common mistake that students commit to their career. Students do not counter offer their salary being scared of losing the opportunity and accept low salary. One must calculate how much salary you realistically need. Spend some time on research online or as a trusted person for the worth value of your work. It is not guaranteed that what you have researched you will get but gives the best idea to expectation. When one offers you, a job thinks about it overnight do not hustle in the opportunity and just grab it, but think it twice, make counter offers for more money the key is to request and not demand.Conclusion:Be smart and say no to these mistakes. Your one mistake can takes away the best opportunities for your career growth. Finding the first job after the graduation is the most time consuming and stressful task. Despite of knowledge and skills, it becomes difficult to climb up the ladder of the career. Choosing the right career is important as it will impact you the whole life. There are many considerations in choosing up the right path based on our skills, capabilities, knowledge, abilities. One must choose the career which aligns the best to their talents. Don’t stray down a path which is not suitable to you. Understand the mistakes university students and graduates make in their jobs.These are the mistakes that university students and graduates make in their jobs. Avoid these while choosing a career: Mark Tim Related Posts
Tension gripped the Old City area of the Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal on Tuesday after two groups clashed over the right to offer prayers inside Hamidia Hospital, that is attached to Gandhi Medical College in the city.Mobs torched several vehicles and damaged a DIAL 100 police vehicle in Peer gate area even as a huge contingent of police was deployed to meet any eventuality.The situation continued to be tense on Wednesday as scores of police personnel remain deployed in most of the Old City localities.The Old City area near Hamidia Hospital witnessed communal violence when a group of people claimed that some minarets were found during the ongoing construction work inside the hospital. They claimed the minarets were that of a mosque and wanted to offer prayers there. However, the district administration refused to give permission to them to offer prayers.On Monday, members of another community wanted to offer prayers in a temple inside the hospital campus very close to where the minarets were found.The district administration refused to give them permission to offer prayers, too. On Tuesday evening, trouble started in Peer gate area and spread to other other parts of the Old City- Budhwara Char Batti, Moti Masjid, Fatehgarh, Agrasen Chowk, Royal Market, Saifia College, Imambada which witnessed stone pelting for almost three hours. There was no report of causalities.According to Bhopal DIG, Raman Singh Sikarwar, the situation was under control.
The two-day event, titled ‘Big Frozen Rush 2’ and organised by Kashmir-Off Road, a Srinagar-based motorsport outfit, is aimed at attracting local talent to this high-adrenaline sport.“This is an attempt to create home-grown events. It will help put Kashmir on the motorsport map of India,” said Ali Sajid, the chief organiser.The participants, some of whom are travelling from Dubai and Delhi, are in the age group of 24-50. The race will be held at an altitude of 8,530 feet in sub-zero temperature on snow-smashed tracks.“We have prepared Gulmarg’s circuit road for the event and provided all safety measures required for such a single-lap race,” Mr. Sajid said. Each racer will do one lap of the 1.25-km snow-walled track. The time taken to complete the lap will be recorded through high-end timers and drones, and the fastest driver will be declared the winner.Young racers too“I love adventure sports. I am quite excited,” said Fazal Meer, 50, a Kashmiri businessman based in Delhi. The youngest participant, Asrar Wani, 24, said he was fascinated by cars, races and rallies. “Somewhere deep down, I always wanted to get into motorsports. Living in Kashmir, we did get opportunities to pursue our passion. So this race is a welcome chance,” he said.Snow racing, which began last year in Gulmarg to celebrate heavy snowfall, has grown from 35 racers to 50, the organisers said. Enthusiasts from other parts are expected to join the event in the future. Breaking societal and mental barriers, Sharmeen Mushtaq Nizami, 40, a doctor by profession, will become the first woman to hit the icy tracks of Gulmarg at the second race-on-snow event in Kashmir on Friday.Dr. Nizami, who will be competing with 50 other participants, believes the race will help her overcome “a doctor’s sedentary but hectic lifestyle.”“It’s a different feeling altogether. The sport takes me into a totally different zone, far away from my maddening routine. I feel stress-free while practising for my first ever race,” she said.
Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Atletico Madrid fans will have bitter memories of the last local derby at the Vicente Calderon stadium by scoring a hat-trick in a 3-0 win for La Liga leaders Real Madrid on Saturday.Ronaldo’s deflected free kick put Real in charge in the 23rd minute in the first meeting of the teams since the Champions League final in May. (Barcelona held at home by nine-man Malaga)The prolific Portuguese killed off Atletico’s resistance by winning and converting a penalty in the 71st minute and capped a harrowing night for the home side by tapping in the third in the 77th.It was Real’s first league win over their city rivals since 2013 while Ronaldo’s treble took him to the top of the league’s scoring list on eight goals along with Barcelona pair Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Real are top of the table with 30 points from 12 matches, four above Barcelona after the champions were held to a goalless draw at home to Malaga who finished the game with nine men.Atletico are nine points adrift of Real in fifth while Sevilla are third on 24 after beating Deportivo La Coruna 3-2.The Madrid derby took on extra significance for being the last league meeting of the sides at the Vicente Calderon with Atletico due to move from the 50-year-old ground to a new 67,000 capacity arena next year.”It’s a very important victory for us at a difficult ground. We played very well from the start and there’s not many teams that can do that at this ground,” said Real coach Zinedine Zidane.advertisement”I’m delighted with Cristiano’s goals and (midfielder) Isco was incredible, he didn’t give the ball away once.”Real were without midfield duo Casemiro and Toni Kroos and Zidane decided to rest Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema, who had only just recovered from injury.After a frantic end-to-end start, the visitors took control and came close to taking the lead when Ronaldo headed towards goal and Jan Oblak dived low to hook the ball off the line.Real’s all-time top scorer told the referee’s assistant the ball had gone over the line but he did not have to wait much longer to celebrate a legitimate goal.SAVIC DEFLECTIONHe whipped a free kick at the wall and saw it deflected off Stefan Savic’s hip beyond Oblak.Just like the Champions League final, Atletico made a better start to the second half and set about trying to get a foothold in the game.Antoine Griezmann burst into the box from the left but could only fire the ball out for a throw from a tight angle while Yannick Carrasco came close with a long-range strike.Atletico coach Diego Simeone threw caution to the wind by bringing on forwards Kevin Gameiro and Angel Correa for Fernando Torres and Gabi but Ronaldo took advantage of the extra space at the back, racing behind Savic and tumbling over the defender’s stray leg.Ronaldo sealed Real’s 11th European Cup triumph with a penalty against Oblak and made no mistake from the spot here, sending the Slovenian the wrong way.He then stuck the knife into Atletico by turning in Gareth Bale’s low cross to complete his treble.Atletico midfielder Koke felt the scoreline was harsh on his side.”It’s been a difficult night. We leave here very sad, I don’t think we deserved to lose 3-0,” he said.
Even as Usain Bolt tumbled and failed to finish the final race of his brilliant career, it really didn’t matter whether he won or lost.Fifteen steps into the final homestretch of his final race, something gave in his left hamstring. The World’s Fastest Man skittered to a stop – hopping, skipping, jumping, then finally dropping to the ground and tumbling forward before coming to a rest. (Also Read – Disastrous farewells: Don Bradman’s duck, Usain Bolt limps )While the winning team from Britain crossed the finish line, Bolt was writhing on the track, where he eventually wound up chest down with his face pressed into Lane 5. He was certainly every bit as stunned as any of the 60,000-plus who packed the stadium Saturday, or the millions watching one of the world’s most entertaining showmen make his final curtain call in the 4×100-meter relay at world championships.There was no celebration. No gold, no silver, not even a consolation bronze, the likes of which Bolt received a week earlier in his final 100-meter race.Jamaica closed the night with “DNF” by its name: Did Not Finish. Dead last. Bolt was helped into a wheelchair, but eventually got to his feet and, assisted by his teammates, limped gingerly across the finish line. He gave a few waves to the crowd, then left for the trainer’s room, and with that, presumably left track and field forever.His legacy is, however, secure.But is he the greatest Olympian of them all?That’s an impossible question to answer, of course.advertisementSo let’s do this thing!Here’s the definitive list of Summer Olympic GOATs (Greatest Of All Time), as compiled by a voting panel of one. Guaranteed to spur debate, derision and generally rub people the wrong way. Send all complaints to the ghost of Baron de Coubertin.10. Ray Ewry, United States, Athletics – Call him Mr Perfect. Overcoming childhood polio, Ewry was the world’s best at jumping from a standing position. Sure, those events have long been discontinued. Who cares? He swept all three golds at the 1900 Paris Games – on the same day, in fact – and three-peated again in St. Louis. After the standing triple jump was dropped from the program, Ewry took gold in the standing long and high jumps in 1908, setting a mark for individual golds that stood for a century. Plus, he took two golds at the 1906 Athens Games that once counted as an official Olympics.9. Nadia Comaneci, Romania, Gymnastics – Call her Ms Perfect. At the 1976 Montreal Games, the 14-year-old captivated the world and helped turn gymnastics into one of the most popular Olympic sports by becoming the first gymnast to receive a 10 from the judges. By the time Comaneci was done, she had received six more perfect marks and claimed three golds.Nadia Comaneci (Reuters Photo)8. Aladar Gerevich, Hungary, Fencing – No one beats this swordsman for longevity. The only Olympian to win gold in the same event at six straight games, he was part of every winning sabre team from the 1932 Los Angeles Games through the 1960 Rome Games, when he was 50 years old. And get this: if not for the 1940 and ’44 Olympics being canceled because of World War II, he probably would’ve won eight straight golds.7. Carl Lewis, United States, Athletics – Another Olympian with staying power, he ruled the long jump at four straight Summer Games and finished his career with nine golds and a silver. Unfortunately, we have to give him a deduction for that horrific rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”Carl Lewis (Reuters Photo)6. Mark Spitz, United States, Swimming – Bouncing back from what was viewed as a disappointing performance at Mexico City (a laughable notion, by the way, since he won two golds and four medals), Spitz put his critics to shame by sweeping a record seven golds at the 1972 Munich Games. That mark stood until Michael Phelps’ Great Haul of China 36 years later.Mark Spitz (Reuters Photo)5. Larisa Latynina, Soviet Union, Gymnastics – The Ukrainian native competed in 19 events over three Olympics, and only failed once to land a spot on the medal podium (tying for fourth on the beam in 1956). With nine golds and 18 medals, she held the overall career mark that stood until Phelps swam past it in 2012 . Extra credit: Latynina coached the Soviet women to three straight team golds after retiring.Larisa Latynina (Reuters Photo)4. Paavo Nurmi, Finland, Athletics – The Flying Finn will forever be remembered for winning both the 1,500 and the 5,000 meters less than an hour apart at the 1924 Paris Games. But that’s only part of his amazing story. Competing in a dozen events over three Olympics, he won nine golds and three silvers. Nurmi also brought a new analytical approach to running that is still felt to this day. Unfortunately, his goal of closing his career with a marathon gold in 1932 was snuffed out by one of those silly battles over amateurism.advertisementNow, on to the medal podium…3. Jesse Owens, United States, Athletics – The bronze goes to the American track star who defied Adolf Hitler, winning the 100 meters, 200, 4×100 relay and long jump at the racially charged Berlin Olympics in 1936. A year before those games, he might have pulled off the most impressive feat ever at the Big Ten championships, where he set three world records and tied a fourth in the span of 45 minutes – including a long jump mark that stood for a quarter century.Jesse Owens (AP Photo)2. Bolt, Jamaica, Athletics – The only sprinter to capture the 100 and 200 titles at three consecutive Olympics has to settle for a silver here. His dominance on the track was only part of his story. Bolt was the life of the party every time he competed, captivating fans with his charisma, smile and that “To Di World” pose. Finishing third in the 100 at the World Championships in London, in what was billed as the last individual race of his career, does nothing to tarnish his legacy. “I personally don’t think it has changed what I have done in any way,” said Bolt.Usain Bolt (AP Photo)And the gold goes to…1. Michael Phelps, United States, Swimming – In terms of his medal collection, no one comes close to the Baltimore Bullet. Granted, as a swimmer, he had a lot more chances to reach the podium, but that merely enhances what he was able to do over the span of five Olympics. Phelps competed in 30 events – and touched first an astonishing 23 times . With three silvers and two bronzes, as well, he set a standard that will likely never be duplicated. And there’s speculation Phelps will come out of retirement again to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Games, so perhaps he’ll need to make room in the vault for a few more medals.Michael Phelps (AP Photo)He’s already done enough to top this list.