May 26

Paphos and Ethnikos face off for survival

first_imgPAFOS FC and Ethnikos Achnas will play for their first division survival on Sunday when they meet in Pafos in the only game that really matters in the final round of the season.Pafos FC need to win the game to stay in the top flight while Ethnikos need just a point to avoid the drop. Paphos FC, who let slip a seven-point lead over their rivals, have decided to allow free entry for their fans in the hope that a large partisan crowd will push them towards victory and subsequently top-level football for next season. Their coach Apostolos Markides will have all players at his disposal for the crucial fixture.Ethnikos are on the back of a six-game unbeaten run and they are favourites to clinch a result that will keep them in the first division.Coach Danilo Dončić will be unable to call upon the services of his highly regarded defenders Adanta and Besera who are both suspended for the game.Ethnikos club official Tommys Kouis praised his team’s fighting spirit and said that even if they are relegated they will still be proud of the way they battled until the end against all the odds.Top referee Vassilis Demetriou has been appointed to officiate the game.APOEL, champions for a fourth straight year, were due to receive their trophy at the end of Sunday’s game against Anorthosis from Cyprus Fooball Association (CFA) chairman Costakis Koutsokoumnis.However this has been put off until Monday as the Nicosia side’s supporters objected to the CFA chairman being present at the game due to the recent incident when he was photographed wearing a Turkish football jersey during a friendly match in Istanbul.Instead, Interior Minister Socratis Hasikos will be giving out the medals and a replica trophy.Second-placed AEK are away to Nea Salamina with a player from each side, Alves and Makriev respectively, hoping to score at least one goal to draw level with APOEL’s Fernando Cavenaghi at the top of the scoring chart.Cup finalists Apollon and Omonia will field a number of second string players to avoid any injuries to key stars.The remaining two matches are between Aris and Doxa and Ermis and AEL.Champions GroupApollon vs Omonia, Nea Salamina vs AEK (Saturday at 19.00)APOEL vs Anorthosis (Sunday at 18.00)Relegation Group (all games at 17.00)Pafos FC vs Ethnikos AchnasErmis Aradippou vs AELAris vs Doxa Katokopiaslast_img read more

January 12

Bulls welcome NBA MVP Rose with win

first_img0Shares0000CHICAGO, Illinois, January 24 – NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah returned from injury to guide the Chicago Bulls to an emphatic 110-95 victory over the New Jersey Nets.Rose, who had missed four games with a sprained left big toe, scored 22 points with eight assists. Noah, who missed one game with a left ankle sprain, posted a “double-double” of 22 points and 10 assists as all five Chicago starters scored in double figures.That helped Chicago overcome the absence of Britain’s Luol Deng, who is seeking further medical opinions in the hope he can avoid surgery on his injured left wrist.Rose showed little rust, but said he expects to deal with his toe injury the entire season.“It’s never going to be right this year,” said Rose, although he said the swelling had subsided and he wore special inserts in his shoes to alleviate discomfort. “It’s just something I have to play through.”Rose admitted it was almost as painful sitting on the bench.Meanwhile, Paul Pierce scored 19 points and handed out seven assists to lead the Celtics to an 87-56 victory over Orlando in Boston, the Celtics’ first win over a winning team in this lockout-shortened NBA season.The Celtics overcame a host of injury absences, including starting guards Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen.Rondo missed his third straight game with a sprained right wrist, while Allen hurt his left ankle in a win over Washington Sunday.The Celtics were also without French forward Mickael Pietrus — who is nursing a shoulder injury — guard Keyon Dooling and center Chris Wilcox.Brandon Bass helped fill the void, delivering 19 points off the bench, and veteran Kevin Garnett chipped in 14 points with 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who had been 0-6 this season against teams with winning records.Dwight Howard led Orlando with 18 points and 14 rebounds, but no other Magic player scored in double figures.Howard came into the contest needing 26 points to surpass Nick Anderson as the Magic’s all-time leading scorer but was limited to 18 on 4-of-15 shooting.His struggles were emblematic of the Magic’s shooting troubles. Orlando shot just 24.6 percent from the floor en route to a club record for fewest points in a game.“I hate sitting out,” Rose said. “I know we were winning. I can’t complain. But it’s kind of boring not playing.”Deng, who had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist that brought his rookie season to a premature end, was at the arena.He missed a game for the first time since March 30, 2010, after playing in all 82 of Chicago’s contests last season.“We’re disappointed that he’s injured because he’s put so much work into it,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “You can’t say enough about what he brings to the team in all areas. You start with his leadership and toughness. He’s our best defender. He guards multiple positions. He plays to win.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 10

Mounties issue travel advisory for Central B.C. Interior

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The North District RCMP is advising residents to postpone any travel plans on roads in the Central Interior for the next few days due to a major snowstorm expected to begin Tuesday evening.North District RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said that an extreme snowfall is expected to move into Central B.C. this evening, with accumulations of between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow expected. Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for much of Central B.C. including the Prince George and Mackenzie areas earlier today.Cpl. Saunderson said that driving in such adverse conditions can present many challenges.“If you don’t need to be out in these types of conditions, perhaps consider changing or postponing your travel plans,” said Cpl. Saunderson. “If you find that you need to travel the highways, the RCMP North District Traffic Services wish to remind motorists to drive according to the conditions of the road.”- Advertisement -Police are advising motorists to make sure their vehicle is prepared and equipped, with proper winter tires, an emergency kit, blankets, snacks, and water in the event they become stranded. Ensuring that vehicle fluids are topped up is also highly recommended.Travellers can find up to the minute road conditions at DriveBC.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

January 6

No bids yet for Swansea target, claims Montpellier president

first_imgMontpellier president Louis Nicollin says the French club have received no offers for Swansea target Benjamin Stambouli.talkSPORT told you yesterday that the midfielder remained in limbo over his future after Marseille had expressed an interest in his services.Fiorentina and Swansea are also both said to be keen on Stambouli, who is valued at around £5m.However Montpellier President, Nicollin, told Eurosport that the Ligue 1 club are still waiting for someone to make a firm offer for the 24-year-old.With the transfer deadline this Monday, Nicollin also added: “They better hurry up.” 1 Montpellier target Benjamin Stambouli last_img

December 28

Transfer report! Chelsea planning £18m bid to beat Liverpool to Portugal starlet

first_imgChelsea are readying an £18 million bid for Porto star Ruben Neves, according to reports.The Blues have targeted the 19-year-old as Antonio Conte looks to improve his midfield, although Visao de Mercado claim both Liverpool and Juventus are also eyeing up Neves.Twice capped by Portugal, Neves burst onto the scene in the 2014/15 season, making his league debut as a 17-year-old, and appearing five days later in the Champions League to become the youngest ever Portuguese player to appear in the competition.The following season, the youngster captained the Dragons in Europe’s premier competition – becoming the youngest ever captain – and big things were expected of him.However, he has faded from view in recent months, and has managed only four appearances for Porto this season – with none in European competition.Despite being overlooked in favour of other Portuguese talents – Renato Sanches primarily – Chelsea have not dropped their interest in the defensive midfielder. Ruben Neves in action for Porto 1last_img read more

December 27

Liverpool attacker on track to do what no one has done since Luis Suarez’s time

first_img1 Mohamed Salah is on course to match Luis Suarez’s Liverpool goal record Not since Luis Suarez in the 2013/14 season have Liverpool had a goal scorer in such scintillating form as Mohamed Salah right now.Bought from Roma for £34million in the summer, the current Reds forward has already scored 12 goals in his first 17 games in all competitions.And he is on course to beat the 31 goals Suarez managed in his final season at Anfield.Back then, the Uruguayan shared the European Golden Shoe with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, though his season began at the end of September when his 10-game suspension for biting Branislav Ivanovic was over.His first appearance was in the 1-0 League Cup defeat to Man United on 25 September, but he got off the mark in the following game with two goals in the 3-1 win at Sunderland.The closest any Liverpool player has come to Suarez’s haul since then is Philippe Coutinho’s 14 strikes last term.Salah, meanwhile, began with one in the draw with Watford in August and recently scored twice in the 4-1 win at West Ham.It can be argued his record this season is actually even more impressive considering he does not play in a central striker’s role, in addition to the hang up most people have that he is wasteful in front of goal.Luis Suarez in the 2013/14 season (all competitions)Goals: 31Games: 37Goals per game: 0.83After 17 gamesGoals: 20Goals per game: 1.17Mohamed Salah after 17 games of the 2017/18 seasonGoals: 12Goals per game: 0.71If he matches Suarez’s 31 strikes, he will become only the eighth player to score 30 or more goals in a single Premier League season.last_img read more

December 26

RATHMULLAN FEATURES ON NEW ECO-TOURIST IPHONE APP

first_imgAn iPhone app designed for people who want to locate the best green accommodation, activities and hiking exploits, as well as eco-friendly places to stay in Ireland has been released – and one Donegal destination features!Devised by eco-travel writer Catherine Mack, the app features more than 120 entries on green places to stay as well as information on eco-friendly activitiesIt also features a ‘Slow Travel’ guide for travellers who want to get to and from Ireland without flying, providing information on local rail and bus services. Catherine Mack said: “You can stay in a yurt on the cliffs of Cape Clear; go on a yoga retreat in Leitrim, walk with a donkey from your cottage every morning to a riding centre in County Galway; or eat freshly picked periwinkles in a luxury resort on Inis Meáin.”“You can also ride a horse on the beach in Rathmullan, Donegal, walk the Wicklow Way, bathe in seaweed in Connemara and discover what’s beyond the Giant’s Causeway,” Mack added.RATHMULLAN FEATURES ON NEW ECO-TOURIST IPHONE APP was last modified: March 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

December 25

School cracking down on thefts

first_imgIn both burglaries, he said the suspects broke a window to get inside the school at 19875 E. Calle Baja in Walnut. Salcido said three Apple laptops and three Hewlett Packard laptops were taken from a classroom during the first break-in, which happened between 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 6 a.m. Nov. 9. The second break-in occurred sometime between 10:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 6:20 a.m. Dec. 11. Greg Plutko, assistant superintendent for educational services, said 37 laptops, four digital cameras and one projector were stolen in the second burglary. “We obviously want permanent cameras but one of the great challenges is cost,” Plutko said. “Right now we’re working with the insurance company on securing a grant.” Anyone with information on the case should call Detective Greg Salcido at (909) 595-2264, Ext. 3003. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WALNUT – Thefts at Cyrus J. Morris Elementary School over the past two months have prompted officials to install security cameras on the campus. Burglars broke into the school twice, stealing about $53,000 worth of computers and technology, according to detectives. They had to cancel the computer lab for a week and had to change the computer schedule, officials said, adding it took the school years to get that many computers. “We’ve not had a problem like this before,” said Principal Susan Arzola. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeThey’ve had vandalism in the past, she said. About two years ago, someone broke into the school and tried to get two computers out. But she said they left the computers. “The good news is we do have insurance. We will have replacements maybe as soon as January. I’m optimistic,” Arzola said. “We are victims in this but it won’t let us down.” Walnut Valley Unified School District officials say they are also trying to get a grant from the district’s insurance company to buy cameras for all schools. School officials are also looking into what led to the security system shutting down for a day during the weekend when one of the burglaries occurred. Sheriff’s Detective Greg Salcido said the stolen laptops have not been recovered, and there are no suspects. last_img read more

December 25

Manchester City avoid FA Cup banana skin at Newport to reach last eight

first_img Foden got some more valuable minutes under his belt Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card It was a positive night for City youngster Foden 6 City were this close to falling behind on 14 minutes Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Newport have beaten Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough, as well as drawing with Tottenham, at Rodney Parade in the last 14 months and they again emerged with credit for frustrating City for so long.County manager Michael Flynn reckoned a home win would represent the biggest upset in the history of the competition, surpassing famous giant-killing acts administered by the likes of Colchester, Hereford and Wrexham.Whatever the truth of that, there is no dispute that these two clubs reside in different worlds.Even without the likes of Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling – the latter two were on the bench – City’s starting line-up cost around £320m while Newport’s was a modest £50,000 spent on goalkeeper Joe Day and striker Amond. Amond gave the home fans a goal to remember when he chipped the ball over the stranded Ederson.But hopes of a grandstand finish evaporated as Foden displayed his obvious talents again with another jinking run and shot and Mahrez produced another clinical finish in stoppage time. MONEY REVEALED 6 REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF 6 There were some nice words between Guardiola and Flynn at the end of the match Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 6 Jamille Matt flicked on Mickey Demetriou’s towering throw and Tyreeq Bakinson, arriving unmarked at the far post, seemed certain to put himself on the scoresheet.But Ederson showed incredible reactions in the City goal to dive to his right and claw the ball to safety.Joss Labadie flashed a half-volley wide as County managed to play more of the contest in the City half than many might have envisaged before kick-off.But City continued to probe, with Day twice shovelling out Mahrez efforts and Sane striking the crossbar after he had worked a clever one-two with David Silva.center_img 6 Manchester City managed to avoid any FA Cup humiliation after running out 4-1 winners over Newport County at Rodney Parade.The game was goalless at half-time but Leroy Sane’s firm strike gave City a nerve-settling lead on 51 minutes before Phil Foden made it 2-0. RANKED Sane also saw a penalty claim turned down after Mark O’Brien had blocked his drive with an arm that appeared in an unnatural position.That escape saw Newport become only the fifth side this season to deny City from scoring in the first half, but parity lasted only six minutes after the break.Gabriel Jesus took advantage of O’Brien’s stumble and fed Sane, whose powerful drive went in off the face of Day and left the Newport goalkeeper with a bloodied nose.Guardiola led the applause on the touchline and City almost doubled their advantage immediately when a crisp passing move ended with Danilo firing against a post.Newport were now in danger of being hypnotised by City’s passing patterns and Foden advanced unchecked from the halfway line to the edge of the area to fire under Day’s body. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Padraig Amond’s 88th-minute goal had the tie set up for a dramatic finish but Foden’s lovely solo effort restored the visitors’ two-goal lead.A goal in the final minute of stoppage-time from Riyad Mahrez put some gloss on the scoreline for City as Newport’s FA Cup journey came to an end.City had scored 12 goals without reply against Rotherham and Burnley to reach the last 16, but it was never going to be as straightforward away to County hosts who have made a habit of embarrassing bigger clubs. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice 6 Sane gave City the lead just after the break Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow The homely surrounds of Rodney Parade would also have been a shock to the system of City’s millionaires used to playing at the world’s grandest stadiums.Temporary seating at both ends of the ground had lifted capacity close to 10,000, while a pitch shared with the Dragons and Newport rugby teams was understandably bare in places after being used more than 60 times this season.City, predictably, dominated possession – touching nearly 90 per cent in some periods of the game – but the visitors only had to cast their minds back to last season’s fifth-round defeat at Wigan to know the potential pitfalls.Mahrez and Fernandinho had early sights of goal, but Pep Guardiola’s pre-match fears about Newport’s set-piece strength manifested themselves after 14 minutes. ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS City’s hopes of winning the quadruple are still alivelast_img read more

December 22

Washington County Sheriff’s Department raise over $2100 for American Cancer Society

first_imgBecause some of the men are “hairier” than others, Combs said they were going to forgo traditional rules of seeing who has the best or biggest beard. Instead the contest was judged on who had the most donations.On the No Shave November site, they say the goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.Combs and Deputy Sheriff Roger Newlon opted not to grow a beard, but donated instead. Combs said the men would not shave during the month of November and let beards, moustaches and goatees grow.  And grow they did.Combs joked with a few of them, saying they would make good “beach bums.”The deputies were hoping to raise $1,000 which was Combs’ goal.The final total was over $2,100 with Randy Lee, raising the most — $800 and winning a new Wahl Cordless Trimmer, a $70 value from WSLM.Six of the 19 deputies participating raised more than $100.BEFORE                                                                       AFTER From left, Brent Miller, Jimmy Strange, Randy Lee, Aaron Dennis, Wayne Blevins and Joe Keltner collected more than $100 each.No Shave November resulted in some No Shave Deputies at the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Claude Combs jokes with deputies about making sure they come in Tuesday with a clean face.center_img Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs is very proud of his deputies this morning.Not just for doing their jobs everyday but for going the extra mile during NO SHAVE NOVEMBER to let their beards grow and raise money for the American Cancer Society.“I’m real proud of these guys,” he said. “But all joking aside, they shave their beards today. I want my guys clean shaven and looking respectable.”last_img read more