Make member service fun

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Even a mundane email message provides a chance to connect with members.by. Neen JamesRecently, we bought a gift certificate for a friend from Fluevog.Never heard of them? Neither had we. This friend, however, has super groovy taste in shoes and showed us a photo of a pair that were absolutely her. So, not knowing her size, we bought her a gift certificate instead.While talking to thought leader Patrick Henry about building customer loyalty, he shared that we need to connect with our members on their terms.It got me thinking of the email we received from Fluevog, which likes to have fun with its customers. The email read:“Your Fluevogs can’t wait to meet you…“Your order is now complete!“1. Your order was carefully taken from our Dot Matrix and passed to our Fluevogian Elves, who started searching for your exact item(s). continue reading »last_img read more

Some video games can decrease empathy for female violence victims

first_imgLinkedIn Share on Facebook Pinterest Share Young male gamers who strongly identify with male characters in sexist, violent video games show less empathy than others toward female violence victims, a new study found.After playing a violent, sexist game, these male players reported lower levels of sympathy and compassion (compared to those who played games without a sexist component) when shown a photo illustration depicting an adolescent girl who had been physically abused by an adolescent boy.“Most people would look at these images and say the girl pictured has to be terrified. But males who really identified with their characters in the sexist, violent games didn’t feel as much empathy for the victim,” said Brad Bushman, co-author of the study and professor of communication and psychology at The Ohio State University.center_img Email Share on Twitter Although many studies have shown how violent video games can increase aggression, this research — done with Italian high school students — shows that games depicting the objectification of women create additional issues, Bushman said.The study, which was published today in the journal PLOS ONE, also identified which players are most likely to be affected by sexist and violent games and how exactly the games have their impact.Results showed that male players who strongly identified with their character in the sexist and violent games showed the least empathy. And that was because they were more likely to agree with what are called “masculine beliefs.”“This finding gives us a better idea of what exactly a combination of violence and sexism in video games does to harm male players,” said Alessandro Gabbiadini, lead author of the study, from the University of Milano Bicocca in Italy.Other co-authors were Paolo Riva and Chiaro Volpato, also of the University of Milano Bicocca, and Luca Andrighetto of the University of Genova in Italy.Participants in the study were 154 Italian high school student volunteers, aged 15-20 years old. (All participants had parental permission.)Some of the participants played Grand Theft Auto games that contained both violence and sexism: GTA San Andreas or GTA Vice City. Bushman noted that in these games, women are secondary characters and most are prostitutes or strippers who are used as sexual objects by players.Other participants played the games Half Life 1 or Half Life 2, which are violent but do not portray women in a sexual or sexist manner. In fact, the female character in the Half Life games plays an active role. A third group played Dream Pinball 3D or Q.U.B.E 2, games that have neither violence nor sexism.Afterward, all players were shown one of two photo illustrations depicting a young girl who was the victim of violence. One showed a young man holding the face of a woman in one hand while making a fist with the other. The second photo shows a crying woman with a black eye with a man in the background.Participants were asked to rate on a scale from 1 (not at all) to 7 (very much) how sympathetic, compassionate and tender (along with other emotions) they felt toward the girl in the photo.As expected, most of the results pertained primarily to the male players; game playing did not have a significant effect on how much empathy the female players had for the female violence victims.But results showed male players who identified closely with male characters in violent-sexist games were the ones who showed the least empathy. These were players who were most likely to agree with statements like “When I am playing, it feels as if I am my character.”One key reason, Bushman said, was that males who identified with their video game characters were more likely to agree with masculine beliefs like “It is OK for a guy to use any and all means to ‘convince’ a girl to have sex” and “Boys should be encouraged to find a means of demonstrating physical prowess.”Bushman said it was significant that males who played one of the Half Life games — which were violent but didn’t have a sexist component — didn’t show the same lack of empathy as those who played the GTA games that combined sexism and violence.“Violent video games are bad enough, but when you add sexism to them, that is especially toxic,” Gabbiadini said.Identification with characters is a key component in what makes these games so troubling, according to Bushman.“If you see a movie with a sexist character, there’s a certain distance,” he said.“But in a video game, you are physically linked to the character. You control what he does. That can have a real effect on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, at least in the short term.”These results should concern parents whose sons like to play games like GTA, Bushman said.“You may think the games are just harmless fun. But when boys play them and identify with the male characters in the game, it can lead to agreement with some pretty disturbing beliefs about masculinity and how to treat women.”last_img read more

Europa goes into orbit

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Tesco benefits from securities recovery with £559m bond raising

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One charged with possession of firearm & ammunition

first_img Sharing is caring! 780 Views   one comment LocalNews One charged with possession of firearm & ammunition by: Dominica Vibes News – September 6, 2018 Share One man has been convicted of possessing a firearm at the Roseau Magistrates Court. Information from police public relations officer Inspector Simon Edwards indicate that Alexander Beaupierre of Hillsborough Street was arrested by members of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force on Monday at Morne Prosper. He was charged with possession of a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and ammunition. He has been fined fifteen thousand dollars for the weapon to be paid forthwith or in default 7 years imprisonment and another fifteen thousand dollars for the ammunition to be paid forthwith or in default 7 years imprisonment to be served concurrently.center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Chelsea reach general agreement over player’s exit – €25m deal in…

first_imgThe Italian media continues to follow the chase for Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri very closely, and it looks like we’re seeing the final stages of this saga. Outlet Il Messaggero now reports that the Blues and Inter Milan have finally reached a general agreement for the left-back.Their report says it will cost the Nerazzurri around €25m for the total operation, which includes a loan with an obligatory clause to buy.It’s claimed that Emerson Palmieri has already said yes to Inter Milan, as he ‘can’t wait’ to return to Italy, where he’s previously featured for Palermo and Roma.Embed from Getty ImagesReports from Italian newspapers on Wednesday morning had already claimed that a deal could be found for between €20m and €25m, so it makes sense that the clubs reached an agreement at this level.The Brazilian has made only one appearance for the Blues since the Coronavirus break, and that should be a clear sign that manager Frank Lampard no longer counts on him.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia我們現正尋找希望使用市面上最新幾乎隱形的助聽器的香港試用者。限50歲以上*聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Changed To Help SMEs During Covid-19CNN with DBS BankUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystIs the Banking Industry Key to Unlocking the Potential of Emerging Markets in Global Trade?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

NFL trade deadline tracker: Rumors, top targets, latest news

first_imgMORE: One trade each team should make before 2018 deadlineLast season, impact players like Jay Ajayi and Jimmy Garoppolo were dealt at the midseason deadline, offering upgrades to teams that were thinking about both the short-term future and the big picture.Here’s everything you need to know as this year’s NFL trade deadline approaches.When is NFL trade deadline 2018?Teams have until Tuesday, Oct. 30 to make a trade, and 4 p.m. ET is the cut-off time to report a deal to the league office.Due to the nature of the process, news of some trades might not reach the public until shortly after the deadline.NFL TRADE DEADLINE:Why NFL typically lacks blockbuster dealsWho are the top targets at the NFL trade deadline?Le’Veon Bell, RB, Steelers: Bell, whose holdout has been the talk of the NFL since before the season began, is the potential crown jewel of the trade market. His value is obvious, as he has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three of the last four seasons and has averaged almost 67 receptions per year in that timeframe.Bell’s steep contract demands, coupled with the emergence of RB James Conner in Pittsburgh, could put him in a new uniform by the end of the month.LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills: A reunion between the McCoy and the Eagles reportedly is in the cards. If Bell and the Steelers make peace for the rest of the season, McCoy could become the most valuable piece on the market. The six-time Pro Bowler has not started this season well (3.8 yards per carry, zero touchdowns), but he still has enough left in the tank, especially for a team in need. Deone Bucannon, LB, Arizona Cardinals: The probability of the Cardinals making their way into contention this year is slim, and Bucannon seems to be the most likely player to go in the event that they sell. The former safety has yet to record fewer than 81 tackles in a season, and his versatility serves as a plus, especially in a 3-4 defense.Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Coleman has always put up good numbers, both on the ground and in the passing game, despite playing second-fiddle to Devonta Freeman on the Falcons’ running back depth chart. With Atlanta off to a 1-4 start, he could depart if the team doesn’t find its way back near .500 soon. A free agent at the end of the season, he serves as a good alternative to a contender that misses out on Bell and McCoy.NFL trade rumors and news— “Hoping to find a team that can make better use of his talents,” Desean Jackson has requested a trade from the Buccaneers. Jackson has three 100-yard receiving games in 2018, but two of those came in his first couple games of the season.— Reliable defensive lineman Damon Harrison has been traded from the Giants to the Lions. Harrison is the second member of the Giants, following Apple, to be dealt in the past two days. New York seems to be set on rebuilding following its 1-6 start.— Cornerback Eli Apple will get a change of scenery as he is dealt to the New Orleans Saints, who are in need of secondary help. This likely will take New Orleans out of the sweepstakes for Peterson. — Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson has requested a trade from the Cardinals. Peterson, who was drafted by Arizona in 2011, has made the Pro Bowl in each of his seven career seasons. His preferred trade destination is reportedly the Saints. — The Raiders have dealt wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cowboys for a first-round pick. Jon Gruden and the Raiders now have three first-round selections in the 2019 Draft, as they had already acquired one for Khalil Mack from the Bears before the season started. Cooper has 22 catches for 280 yards this season. — A major trade has been completed between the Browns and Jaguars that will send running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville in exchange for a fifth-round pick. Hyde will complement the ailing Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon in the Jaguars backfield, while Duke Johnson and Nick Chubb should receive elevated playing time for Cleveland. The 2018 NFL trade deadline is approaching, and trade rumors suggest some high-profile names could be on the move by the end of the day Tuesday.Oct. 30 is the cut-off point for the league’s contenders to plug holes in their rosters via trades. Running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy are among the notable players who have dominated NFL trade rumors of late, with the Eagles potentially being interested in either. — Buffalo’s WIVB-TV reported Tuesday that the Eagles have called the Bills to gauge their interest in trading LeSean McCoy. Buffalo coach Sean McDermott sidestepped the question of whether, specifically, the Eagles had called about McCoy and whether the running back might be available.— Arizona is “stepping up its efforts” to deal Deone Bucannon, a 26-year-old linebacker/safety, according to a report from CBS Sports. The team reportedly is in the process of realigning and adjusting after its 1-4 start.— The Steelers were reportedly listening to trade offers for Le’Veon Bell earlier in the season and have still not ruled out moving him, according to a report from NBC Sports, which cited an unidentified league source.last_img read more

Sailing in a paradise not lost –Thailand’s marine sector promotes a…

first_imgAn old sea dog takes his OK dinghy for a spin around the bay.Much as I disdain power boats, jet skis and other mechanical forms of marine activities, these contraptions do, no doubt, contribute much to the tourism sector.  Tourism, because of the political problems in the kingdom, is coming under increasing pressure, but the marine sector is still flourishing and is continuing to draw hard currency into the nation’s coffers.A fully-fledged sailing boat is somewhat akin to a floating billboard and regattas are therefore a magnet for both local and international sponsors who wish to have a craft’s sides and sails festooned with their company’s own name and logo.  The sailors themselves also do their bit and just last month at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, a huge regatta featuring some 250 boats took place and 1,000 sailors from all corners of the globe added millions of baht to the Thai economy.The solar-powered “Heliotrope” provides a new, environmentally conscious blueprint for boat builders worldwide.Regattas are held annually up and down the coastlines of the kingdom, from Phuket to Pattaya, and the recently concluded Koh Samui Ragatta contributed greatly to “full house” signs going up around the island, with regatta organizers having to scramble to find accommodation for all those involved in the event.The welfare of less-advantaged citizens, especially youngsters, can also benefit from the sport of sailing.  An example of this is the annual “Pattaya Mail PC Classic” yacht race held off the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in south Pattaya.  For the past two decades this race has been sponsored at various times by the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Jomtien Pattaya Rotary Club and numerous hotelier groups and businesses from the private sector.  This event alone has raised millions of baht for many charities around the region, and especially to help the two groups at the opposite ends of society – the young and the aged.Thailand is producing more and more champion junior sailors in the worldwide Optimist series.On the subject of the environment, a classic case of sailing doing its ‘bit’ is the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, held in July each year, which promotes a clean and green event.As regatta organizer Byron Jones explains: “We are excited to lead the way in South-East Asia and introduce the Clean Regatta program to our event.  We are keen to help preserve the coastal areas of Phuket and ensure the marine environment is left in a better state for future generations.”The Clean Regattas program is a global certification system that encourages regatta organisers and yacht clubs to manage and run environmentally-responsible events.  Its main initiative is to reduce marine debris and preserve coastal land and waters.Buoyed up (to use a nautical term) by these environmental-protection measures, which add so much to the joy of sailing and guarantee its continuation, thousands of yachting aficionados from the temperate and cold northern climes of Europe, North America and elsewhere are lured here by tales of Sailing in Paradise, carried back first-hand by those who have participated in events here.Sailing a boatOwning a yacht is always regarded as the prerogative of the wealthy – a “rich man’s sport” so to speak, and it certainly is that.  Compared to the usual paraphernalia required to participate in active sports, a yacht is an extremely heavy investment and beyond the means of most ordinary folk.  But, there are ways of joining the fray.Opportunities abound to crew on someone else’s boat and enjoy all the action, fun and adventure without the expense.  To be out on the sea, matching your wits with Mother Nature’s forces of wind, climate and tide and enjoying the fresh air, the tang of the sea, and the huge dome of the heavens above is rather hard to beat – even as a crew member!Juniors: the momentum for sailingCuriously, when the sport of sailing was in its infancy many years ago, a well-to-do Thai’s idea of a day on the sea might have been to drive his or her limousine down to an air-conditioned launch, do a few circuits of the bay and then reverse the journey.  A “hard day at the sea” he or she would recount to colleagues ashore of the weekend’s activities.Sailing offers great fun and the chance to reconnect with the natural environment.Perhaps this ideal of a day on the briny still goes on, but nowadays Thais are excelling on the world yachting stage, from local events right up to Olympic standards, and the nation is producing some top-class sailors.Much of the new popularity of sailing is nurtured in the junior (under-16) ranks, where Thai and ex-pat children compete frequently – and successfully – in the worldwide Optimist dinghy series.  Thailand has improved so much that the kingdom’s teams have gone on to become world champions on several occasions.  The main problem for Thai youngsters who compete overseas is that the waters elsewhere are invariably colder than at home, and there is also no khao-pad readily available!There are numerous sailing groups up and down the kingdom that cater specifically for children; the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya, the Royal Thai Navy at Sattahip, Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, while both Koh Samui and Phuket conduct vigorous training and racing programs for juniors.A racing fleet under full sail in the waters off Phuket.At this year’s Top of the Gulf Regatta at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, some 150 boys and girls from all over Thailand competed in the Optimist National Championships.  Some of these sailors were as young as seven years old yet all thrived in the fickle weather conditions.  These youngsters know that a few hours sailing in the fresh air, the beauty of the environment and the challenge to their young minds certainly beats hours in a noisy, cluttered shopping mall, competing with television fare and brain-numbing game machines.Tales of survival (or otherwise) at seaOf course, there are horrendous stories of sea-borne disasters (Titanic, anyone?)   Nevertheless, facing the challenge of the sea, despite being fraught with peril, is inherent in our nature.  The sea is a hard master, but putting aside the usual Hollywood glorification of survival in films such as Robert Radford’s “All is lost;” and Tom Hanks in “Castaway”, there have also been real life heroic epics of adventure, such as the ongoing single-handed trans-oceanic races.Over the last two years, in fact, two teenaged girls have sailed single-handedly around the world.  First Dutch girl Laura Dekker, and then an Australian girl Jessica Watson, both displayed incredible stamina and adaptability as they faced some 250+ days at sea – all alone!Feats like these represent the triumph of the human spirit as the two girls took on stupendous odds, fighting for survival in the treacherous Southern Ocean with winds raging at 80-knots and sea swells as high as city skyscrapers.There are also any number of family groups who regularly take to the seas, sailing around the globe to educate their children, both onboard and at visiting ports.  One such marine “globe-trotter” and his family made landfall at Phuket some years ago.  The captain was cajoled, urged and likewise press-ganged into joining the ongoing regatta.  He unloaded all excess materials to make his craft race-ready; this included a live-aboard resident pet dog, which was deposited into the anchored dinghy.  After the race, he returned, but no dog!  Both he and the family were heart-broken.At the prize-giving, our sailor went up to receive his second place prize which, along with the usual silverware, included a huge box.  And out jumped his beloved dog!  One of the competitors had seen a dog swimming alone in the Andaman Sea, picked it up and brought it ashore.HM the King:Imprimatur of sailing in the KingdomSpeaking of single-handed sailing, as we all know, the King of Thailand, an avid sailor, boat-builder and competitor has set a number of sailing records.I have had the extremely good fortune of having sailed with His Majesty out of the Klai Kangwon Palace, where the King keeps a flotilla of sailing dinghies.  First through the Bangkok Post and then through successive issues of the Pattaya Mail I have written a number of first-person narratives of these treasured encounters.The King’s love of the sea and sailing has been legendary and is inherent in the development of the folklore of sailing in Thailand.  For example, on 19 April, 1966, the King sailed the OK dinghy he had built himself across the Gulf, from the Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin to the Royal Thai Navy base at Sattahip.  This distance of 60 nautical miles required tremendous stamina and determination for some 16 hours of concentrated helming.  At the time it was mooted as the longest single-handed dinghy crossing, out of sight of land, in the world.On another occasion, on 16 December, 1967, His Majesty was awarded a Gold Medal by Queen Siirikit, as the winning helmsman (OK dinghy) in the then South East Asian Peninsular Games (now the SEA Games).  Actually, sailing history was created when the King’s daughter, HRH Princess Ubolratana, came in equal first.  This day has since been celebrated as Thailand’s National Sports Day.Besides having his own yacht club at the Klai Kangwon Palace, the King is also Royal Patron of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, the centre of most of Thailand’s sailing activities.  With full support from the Royal Thai Navy and the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, Royal Varuna has hosted innumerable world, national and local championships in its 60-year history.In the early days of sailing, the King and Queen, together with members of the Royal family, frequented the then Varuna Marine Club, located on a pristine beach in south Pattaya, now unrecognizable as a sea-front restaurant.Many times the Royal family entertained visiting dignitaries at the old Varuna Marine Club.  On one particular weekend, in March, 1965, there was a gathering of Sweden’s Royal Family, the UK Royal Consort, Prince Phillip, Prince Bhisadrj Rajani, the incomparable Prince Birabongse Banubandh and the Portuguese Ambassador.  Of course a race around Koh Larn eventuated and The King won, but, for matters of protocol, Prince Phillip’s placing was not mentioned!His Majesty has always looked on sailing as a marvelous escape from his Royal duties, while nurturing both the environment and a healthy lifestyle.Sailing infrastructureThe growing popularity of sailing has seen the inevitable build-up and development of related marine infrastructure around the kingdom.  Marinas, boat yards and chandleries have evolved around all the main venues: Phuket, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and, as noted before, the Ocean Marina at Jomtien.Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien offers one of the finest sailing facilities in Southest Asia.Boat-building in the kingdom has also seen an exponential development.  The world’s largest production yacht, the Mirabella, was designed, built and launched from the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in September, 1991.  And earlier this year the same venue saw the launch of the world’s first “solar-powered catamaran” the Heliotrope – a craft eventually capable of trans-navigating the world by solar power.  The environment wins big around here as the rich boys with their rich toys can help Mother Nature along the way.This, then, is a ‘superficial’ view of some of the pros and cons of sailing.  I could write much more, but I pity the readers and also I must hurry, for my yacht will be leaving the Ocean Marina very shortly for a jaunt around the bay.  Incidentally, my ‘yacht’ is a 3-metre open dinghy, a replica of His Majesty’s OK dinghies.  But, nevertheless, in a short time, I, too, will succumb to the joys and freedom of “sailing in a paradise not lost.”NB:  For more information about sailing opportunities in Pattaya, go to website: http://varuna.org or www.oceanmarinayachtclub.com.The pristine waters of Thailand are the nation’s treasure and can still offer a veritable paradise for sailing enthusiasts. (Photo/ArtAsia/Everingham)The Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya. To play somewhat on the title of the masterpiece by British bard John Milton, I shall attempt in the following article to show how sailing, and its related water-borne activities, can greatly contribute to protecting and saving the environment and also help to promote a healthier and better lifestyle. According to authors Beard and McKie, in their riotously funny book A Dictionary for landlubbers, “Sailing is the fine art of getting wet, and becoming ill while going nowhere at great expense.”  While admittedly, sailing is not for everyone – for only a few, in fact – there are some most positive aspects, which I shall try to emphasize here.His Majesty the King of Thailand has been a driving force in the development of sailing in the kingdom.Environment & EconomicsSailing is both environmentally-friendly and economically sound.  Many years ago, when I first entered this delightful country, I wrote an article, entitled “Sailing: a panacea for tourism.”  Now, a decade or two down the line, the environment is under constant siege and the ‘fixes’ have reached a greater urgency and are much more expensive to implement, but not impossible, and sailing can help.last_img read more

Sports Illustrated naming award for Muhammad Ali

first_imgMUHAMMAD ALILOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ A sportsmanship award given by Sports Illustrated will be named for Louisville native Muhammad Ali.Sports Illustrated says in a release announcing the name change that Ali has been on the magazine’s cover 38 times and was its Sportsman of the 20th Century.The award is given to people who “embody the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy.” Sports Illustrated says there is “no better example of this tradition of excellence and influence than Muhammad Ali.”The award has only gone to two people, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, and former NBA star and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson.It will be renamed the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.Ali will be recognized at a dedication ceremony at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville on Oct. 1.last_img read more

Neymar’s message for Brazil fans after late Costa Rica win

first_img 22/06/2018 Brazil coach Tite said after the game that Neymar and Barça star Philippe Coutinho, who also scored in the win over Costa Rica, the “technical leaders” of his team.  Upd. on 23/06/2018 at 16:00 CEST Adrià Huertas IN SPORT.ES Friday was an important day for Neymar. The Brazilian star scored his first goal at this summer’s World Cup in his second game for ‘La Canarinha’  in a 2-0 win against Costa Rica. And his the Paris Saint-Germain star’s tears after the game moved the world of football.  RELATED STORIES “Not everyone knows what happened to me to get here,” Neymar wrote. “Talk is cheap, even a parrot can do it, but do something… few people can do that!! El mensaje de Neymar a la afición tras la victoria de Brasil Neymar has since sent a message of encouragement to the Brazilian fans, who were depserate for a win after the draw against Switzerland. He posted it on his Twitter profile, along with a photograph of himself dreaming of lifting the trophy in Russia.  “The dream continues, not the dream… the MISSION! Congratulations on the game, boys, you are the best.” Neymar could not hold back the emotion after the game, when he broke down in tears, one of the images of the World Cup. Tears of “joy, of overcoming, of willpower and desire to win” that show how desperate he is to succeed at the finals this summer.  “The cry is of joy, of overcoming, of willpower and desire to win. Things have never been easy in my life, it would not be now, right!!! Nem todos sabem o q passei pra chegar até aqui,falar até papagaio fala, agora fazer…O choro é de alegria, de superação, de garra.Na minha vida as coisas nunca foram fáceis, não seria agora né! O sonho continua, sonho não, OBJETIVO!Parabéns pela partida rapaziada,vcs são FODA pic.twitter.com/dgdtK2zKei Neymar ‘invents’ a penalty but VAR takes it away from himlast_img read more