Big Nicosia derby takes centre stage in Cyprus

first_imgThe big Nicosia derby between Omonia and Apoel stands out this weekend while on Monday there will be another huge game between Cyprus’ two teams that were knocked out of the Europa League, Apollon and AEK.Leaders AEL face a tricky match against Doxa Katokopias while Ermis and Alki, the two teams in the bottom two places, clash in Larnaca. In the other games Anorthosis take on Pafos FC while Nea Salamina are at home to Enosis Neon Paralimni.It’s been more than five years and 21 games since Omonia last defeated their bitter local rivals and 13 games since they last avoided defeat, giving the Omonia players an added incentive to battle for the win.Omonia’s Spanish midfielder Jordi Gomez pointed out that his team have not defeated any of the so called ‘big six’ teams so far this season but believes that they have what it takes to finally put an end to this poor run and more so against their arch-rivals.His coach Yiannis Anastasiou was equally confident ahead of the big clash but pointed out that his players should remain focused for the whole 90 minutes and try to take advantage of any mistakes by opponents. “If we remain patient and stick to our game plan then I believe that we can secure the win that will give our fans immense joy,” Anastasiou said.His counterpart at Apoel, Paolo Tramezzani, has seen his team score nine goals in their last couple of games against strong opposition (Apollon and Nea Salamina), with the champions seeming to be getting stronger every week.Tramezzani is expected to field the same eleven, as well as deploy the same 3-5-2 system he used in the last couple of games hoping for a third consecutive win, something that his team has been unable to do so far.A lot will depend on whether Omonia can rein in Apoel’s two young silky forwards, Natel and Al Tamari, who given some room, can destroy any defence.Leaders AEL are up against Doxa Katokopias at the Makarion stadium with the visitors having the edge over their opponents despite being without three key players, Torres, Wheeler and Fidelis, for the clash.Doxa have lost their way dropping from fourth to eighth in recent weeks. They led in their last four games but were pegged back and managed to pick up just two points from 16 giving their coach Loukas Hadjiloukas something to think about.Anorthosis seem to have turned the corner under new Dutch coach Jurgen Streppel and will be favourites against inconsistent yet dangerous Pafos FC.Streppel’s side have dropped just two points from their last five games and have edged up the table to fifth place, level on points with AEK. Pafos FC though seem to save their best against the ‘big’ teams, as they did against AEK last week, when they defeated them by the only goal of the game.The two teams rooted at the bottom of the table Ermis Aradippou and Alki on seven points are involved in a relegation six-pointer with neither side content with anything other than a win. In the final weekend game Nea Salamina will be looking to return to winning ways after two defeats and they should prove too strong for Enosis Neon Paralimni.On Monday evening Apollon are at home to AEK in a crucial game for both sides.Apollon are enjoying a purple patch and on current form they are favourites to pick up the three points against a team that has lost three of their last games, two in the league and one against Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.Saturday: Doxa v AEL (17.00), Ermis v Alki (18.00), Anorthosis v Pafos FC (19.00)Sunday: Omonia v Apoel (16.00), Nea Salamina v Enosis (18.00)Monday: Apollon v AEK (19.00)last_img read more

Lakers officially bring Anthony Davis into the fold

first_imgHeavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Davis is a six-time NBA all-star who has averaged more than 23 points per game through seven seasons with New Orleans, who drafted him with the first overall pick in 2012.Davis also played alongside James in the USA’s 2012 Olympics gold-medal-winning roster.The Lakers announced several other signings on Saturday, including deals with Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, and Danny Green.A four-time all-star, Cousins has played in 565 career games for Sacramento, New Orleans, and Golden State, averaging 21.2 points and 10.9 rebounds.The Lakers did not release any details about the deals but the US media reported that Cousins’ deal is for one year and worth $3.5 million.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks View comments Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing MOST READcenter_img Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao The Miami Heat were also believed to be interested in Cousins but Davis, a former teammate of Cousins with the Pelicans, helped convince him to go to Los Angeles.Green started 80 games for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors last season, averaging 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.Cook was a member of the 2018 Golden State championship team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: (L-R) Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers talk before a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPThe Los Angeles Lakers made it official on Saturday, announcing they have signed forward Anthony Davis, who they hope will form a dynamic one-two punch with superstar LeBron James.“Anthony Davis is arguably the most dominant all-around young player in today’s NBA,” said Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. “Anthony represents everything we stand for, with his unwavering commitment to excellence as both a person and athlete.ADVERTISEMENT It’s a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is a historic moment for the Lakers franchise, and we couldn’t be more proud to have him.”The Davis signing took place on the first day NBA teams were allowed to officially sign free agents to contracts that were already negotiated over the past week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Lakers reiterated in their statement that they have acquired Davis in a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, the draft rights to De’Andre Hunter, two first-round picks, and cash.As part of the trade, the Lakers also sent Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, Moritz Wagner and a second-round draft pick to the Washington Wizards, who in return, sent cash consideration to the Pelicans.last_img read more

Ronaldo equals Raul record in Real win

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League first-leg Group A football match in Malmo, Sweden on September 30, 2015. PHOTO/AFPMALMO, September 29- Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Raul’s Real Madrid scoring record as the Portugal star steered the Spanish giants to a 2-0 victory at 10-man Malmo in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.Ronaldo ended an uncharacteristic three-game drought with the 500th goal of his career just before the half-hour in Sweden before adding a second late on to guide Real to a second straight win in Group A. The brace for Ronaldo took his goals total since joining Real from Manchester United six years ago to 323, matching the mark set by former Spain striker and Real legend Raul Gonzalez Blanco.The victory left Madrid with a maximum six points from two games and ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, 3-0 winners over Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, on goal difference.With Sunday’s Madrid derby against Atletico on the horizon, Rafa Benitez opted against rushing back James Rodriguez or Gareth Bale while Los Blancos were also without injured defensive pair Sergio Ramos and Pepe.Malmo, European Cup runners-up in 1979, made a reasonable start with skipper Markus Rosenberg and Anton Tinnerholm testing Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas from distance.But Madrid gradually asserted their dominance as the first half wore on with Ronaldo, scorer of a hat-trick in an opening 4-0 win over Shakhtar, drawing a pair of saves from home ‘keeper Johan Wiland in quick succession.Malmo failed to heed those warning signs and paid the price on 29 minutes when Isco slipped a ball through to an unmarked Ronaldo who calmly fired past Wiland to extend his Champions League goals record to 81.Dani Carvajal was desperately unlucky not to add to the lead a few minutes before half-time as the right-back’s half-volley with the outside of his foot bounced back off the crossbar with Wiland well beaten.Mateo Kovacic fired just wide with the second half only five minutes old but Madrid were given a scare when Rosenberg sent a header skipping just wide of the target.Malmo’s hopes of salvaging something were dealt a big blow when Peruvian left-back Yoshimar Yotun was dismissed for a second booking on 78 minutes.Only the heroics of Wiland prevented Ronaldo from adding to his haul shortly after as the Swede flung himself to his left to tip over a goalbound strike with another stunning one-handed save denying the Portuguese again a few minutes later.But Ronaldo eventually wrapped up the victory in the final minute of normal time, stabbing home a Lucas Vazquez cross from close range to write his name into Real’s record books.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Crystal Palace and Leicester City miss out on Ligue 1 midfielder

first_imgCrystal Palace and Leicester City appear to have missed out on Ngolo Kante.The midfielder is being chased by a number of Premier League clubs this summer after impressing for Caen in Ligue 1 last season.Palace and Leicester had both scouted the midfielder, with the Eagles also making an enquiry as to his availably.However, according to Le 10 Sport, Kante is now set for Marseille after they reached a verbal agreement with Caen.The 24-year-old is likely to come in as a direct replacement for Dimitri Payet, who is rumoured to be on the verge of a move to West Ham.Payet’s transfer will see Marseille receive around £12m, with £8m of that being used to purchase Kante and the rest being banked to ensure the club meets Financial Fair Play regulations. 1last_img read more

Mayor pitches housing funds

first_img Thompson noted that Schwarzenegger already has a separate proposal pending aimed at reducing homelessness. The governor also is willing to entertain discussions on the issue, she said. “Right now he’s open to talking to everyone about what they see as their region’s needs because the best way to craft a policy is to try to have some consensus about it,” Thompson said. Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Villaraigosa said he did not ask the governor for any specific commitments to Los Angeles but spoke to him to advocate the importance of the bond including funds for Los Angeles. He also said he advocated rewarding communities like Los Angeles County that have already put forward their own funds through bond measures and sales tax increases for infrastructure improvements. Nuez, who has said he would like to scale down the governor’s proposal to a $68 billion series of bonds, agreed with the need for more affordable housing. “With all the discussion surrounding the infrastructure bonds that we have been negotiating and debating here in Sacramento, we believe that an infrastructure plan that does not include housing is like a road that you build to nowhere,” Nuez said. Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Margita Thompson said the governor agrees affordable housing is an important issue in California. SACRAMENTO – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrapped up a trip to Sacramento on Wednesday with a pitch to the state’s top elected leaders for more affordable housing to be included in the massive infrastructure proposal under debate in the Capitol. Villaraigosa met with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, to talk about including a fair share of funds for Los Angeles in the $222 billion statewide infrastructure package and to include elements for funding affordable housing. Villaraigosa’s trip coincided with visits to the Capitol by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzalez. “There is a consensus among the mayors that we need more housing, we need public transportation, we need smart growth,” Villaraigosa said. “We need an investment in the infrastructure that addresses the needs of big cities in the state.” last_img read more

Where Costa ranks in top 10 quickest strikers to score 50 Premier League goals

first_img 9 9 Joint 6. Kevin Phillips and Thierry Henry both took 83 games to score 50 Premier League goals – Phillips – European Golden Shoe winner in 2000 – scored 92 top flight goals, while Henry scored 175 in Arsenal colours. 2. Alan Shearer scored 50 Premier League goals in 66 games – He is the Premier League’s record scorer with 260 goals. 9 9 9 8. Diego Costa has played in 85 Premier League games and scored 50 goals – This season the Chelsea striker has 19 Premier League goals (correct as of 26/04/17). 3. Ruud van Nistelrooy scored 50 Premier League goals in 68 games – Van Nistelrooy scored 95 goals in 150 Premier League games for Man United. 1. Andy Cole’s first 50 Premier League goals came in just 65 games – In total the former Newcastle and Man United striker scored 187 Premier League goals. 10. Ian Wright scored 50 Premier League goals in 87 games – Wright scored 113 goals during his time in the Premier League. Against Southampton, Diego Costa scored Premier League goal no. 50 and 51.The Chelsea striker was playing in his 85th league match and helped his team to a 4-2 win, bringing his tally for the season to 19 goals in the process.As good as that record is, it’s not the best, with a number of other strikers reaching the landmark in fewer games. Here, talkSPORT looks at the fastest Premier League strikers to 50 goals. 9 5. Sergio Aguero scored his first 50 Premier League goals in 81 games – The Man City striker currently has 119 league goals (correct as of 26/04/17). 9 9 9 4. Fernando Torres scored 50 goals in 72 Premier League games – By the time he left the Premier League, Torres had scored 85 goals in 212 games. 9. Luis Suarez took 86 games to score 50 Premier League goals – During his Liverpool career, Suarez scored 69 goals in 110 Premier League games. last_img read more

Peacock, 20, Arrested in Amish Crash

first_imgThe accident happend on Monday, January 30, according to Miller. The crash was reported around 1:49 AM and occurred near 12510 E Blue River Road. Deputy Lucas Gray received information that an Amish buggy with two occupants were traveling south on Blue River Road, when a vehicle rear ended the buggy.The impact ejected both occupants and caused the buggy to flip upside down.The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and left the scene of the accident. No injuries were reported.ALL SUSPECTS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW. Washington County Sheriff’s Department received a tip from a concerned citizen this Friday afternoon, regarding the possible location of a silver Honda passenger car with front end damage.The vehicle was reported to be back in the area of Blue River Road and Officers were quickly dispatched to the area.Indiana State Police units assisted with making a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle.The driver was taken to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, where he was interviewed by Sheriff Roger Newlon.The driver was cooperative and admitted to being involved in a crash on Blue River Road earlier this week.Police obtained a list of silver and gray cars registered in the county and began searching on Tuesday and soon narrowed their search.According to Deputy Sheriff Brent Miller, officers had found parts of the vehicle at thescene and began checking with local body shops. By Thursday, they began publically looking for a silver or gray Honda car.Miller said police were looking for a late 90’s model Honda passenger vehicle, silver or gray in color with an orange license plate on the front of the vehicle with “Kubota” on the license plate. A 20-year-old has been arrested in connection with an accident earlier this week involving a hit and run with an Amish buggy.The driver, Dalton Peacock, 20, of New Philadelphia Road, Salem, Indiana was booked in at the Washington County Detention Center and charged with one count of Failure to Stop After an Accident.last_img read more

Scott County Inmate Roster – 4.17.17

first_imgBooking Date:04-16-2017 – 12:24 am View Profile >>> Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000503 Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000501 Release Date:04-15-2017 – 3:47 pm Charges:IC 7.1-5-7-7-(2)MC ~ ILLEGAL CONSUMPTION OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000502 Charges:IC 7.1-5-7-7-(2)MC ~ ILLEGAL CONSUMPTION OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE View Profile >>> Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000501 Booking Date:04-15-2017 – 1:32 pm BARGER, JOHNcenter_img MACK, TIMOTHY Booking Date:04-15-2017 – 8:50 am JOHNSON, TAYGON View Profile >>> Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Charges:OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT JOHNSON, TAYGON View Profile >>> Booking Date:04-15-2017 – 8:50 am Charges:IC 9-30-5-2(A)FD ~ OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED W/ PRIORIC 9-30-5-1-(B)MA ~ OPERATING VEHICLE WITH AN ACE OF 0.15 OR MORE Release Date:04-15-2017 – 3:47 pmlast_img read more

Fianna Fáil bluster on key hill farmers vote fools no one – Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

first_imgSinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn accused Fianna Fáil of “blustering on the issue of hill farmers to cover up the division in their own party”.He was responding to a statement from Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue about the failure of his party to support a Seanad motion advocating for a fair share of Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) payments for hill farmers.Senator Mac Lochlainn said “I laughed when I read Deputy McConalogue’s blustering excuses for his party failure to vote in favour of this Seanad motion. “The facts are that this motion in support of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association’s (INHFA) campaign for fairness in the distribution of ANC payments was on the Seanad order paper for a month for all to see.“It is standard practice in the Seanad for votes on motions to be pushed at the Order of Business. Indeed, Fianna Fáil does so all the time.“The INHFA have held public meetings and briefed all parties on their demands. Deputy McConalogue and his Fianna Fáil colleagues have attended those public meetings and briefings and made promises.“The reason that his party didn’t vote for the motion is that they have been divided on this issue. It was clear to me that some of his party colleagues in the Seanad were not ready to support the motion and were just searching for excuses. “However, I welcome Deputy McConalogue’s fresh assurance that his party will now support this motion so my party will push a vote on the motion next week again. If Fianna Fáil want a debate before a vote, Sinn Féin will happily support that proposal.“It is time to step up to the plate. Sinn Féin are proud of our track record, defending the rights of the most disadvantaged farmers. In particular, our Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has led the way in this regard over recent years. We shall see where everyone else stands next week in the Seanad.”Fianna Fáil bluster on key hill farmers vote fools no one – Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn was last modified: May 11th, 2017 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)last_img read more