first_imgThe Cyprus Football Association (CFA) has received yet another red notice from European football’s governing body Uefa regarding suspicious betting activity in a league play-off match between Ermis Aradippou and Doxa Katokopias, it was announced on Thursday.Uefa said the betting pattern on Ermis losing the game suggested a “strong suspicion” that the match had been fixed.In the April 22 game, Doxa thrashed Ermis 5-1.Uefa’s notice held the Aradippou club responsible for the fixed match.Abnormally intense betting activity before kick-off had prompted investigation by police.Police had said at the time that they had received information from the football association regarding suspicious betting activity ahead of a particular game.CID officers from Nicosia were investigating the matter and the island’s betting authority had been notified, police said.Reports said it was Ermis that alerted the CFA about betting activity on a specific score.Uefa had sent a red notice in another match between the two teams last March, also apportioning responsibility to Ermis.Doxa had won that game, too, 2-1.According to CFA’s new rules, second-time offenders have six points deducted from their tally and are fined €50,000.Third-time offenders are automatically relegated and all sponsorships are withheld, while clubs held responsible for four red notices in a season are stricken off the CFA’s registry for five years.last_img read more

first_img2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon “We had lots of miscommunications,” said Racal coach Jerry Codiñera. “I told them to not feel too confident because (Victoria) is very deceiving. Luckily, we made stops and we had good rotations in the end game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing “He had the right timing when he took charge,” JRU coach Vergel Meneses said of Teodoro. “I told him that with the game on the line, you have to get the ball. He’s a big-time player.”JRU (4-4) advanced to the next round with Cignal (7-1), Cafe France (6-1), Racal (6-1), AMA Online Education (5-4) and Tanduay (4-3).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRacal also got its act together in the final quarter to hack out a 75-70 victory over Victoria Sports-MLQU in the other game.Lervin Flores made huge stops in the fourth quarter and finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. Azkals want foreign-born Pinoy booters Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely View comments LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac towncenter_img Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions MOST READ Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos JRU’s Tey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER>netTey Teodoro played a superb fourth quarter as Jose Rizal University rallied to an 86-77 victory over Wangs Basketball to complete the quarterfinal cast in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Teodoro took charge in the end game, pouring 17 of the Heavy Bombers’ 25 points in the fourth period. The high-scoring guard finished with 21 points, five rebounds and two assists.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Brown could have his most talented team yet.But first, the agony of a postseason lingered for one more day at the Sixers complex.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Sixers — who rebuilt their roster with two blockbuster trades — were knocked out of the Eastern Conference semifinal for the second straight season.Kawhi Leonard sank the first Game 7-ending buzzer-beater in NBA history and Toronto struck its biggest dagger in the sports heart of Philadelphia since Joe Carter went deep for the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series. MOST READ Joel Embiid walked off in tears, his girlfriend cradling the face of the crestfallen 7-footer.Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and JJ Redick are headed into free agency, a max contract likely looming for Butler.Brown’s return was the most crucial decision facing ownership, as Harris for the first time put public pressure on Brown to at least reach the East final. And at an impromptu press conference before the start of the playoffs, Harris refused to say if Brown would return and offered only a lukewarm endorsement of his performance.“What he’s done for this organization is nothing short of remarkable,” Redick said Monday. “I would just say this in general, for any NBA team, when you think about a coach, and potentially replacing that coach, you have to consider what coaches are available. I don’t feel it necessary to defend Brett to anyone. I think his work speaks for itself.”Like Redick, Brown’s players have never shied away from expressing their admiration and confidence in Brown. Brown never cracked at the pressure or sniped at the media as he became the public face of the franchise through the early years of the Process. He outlasted general managers Sam Hinkie and Bryan Colangelo and turned the team into conference contenders even as expected cornerstones Markelle Fultz, Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel and others flamed out. Only six NBA coaches have longer active tenures with one team than Brown does in Philadelphia.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Meralco acquires Raymond Almazan for 1st round draft picks Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Philadelphia 76ers’ Jimmy Butler, left, and Joel Embiid meet during a news conference at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility in Camden, N.J., Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA— Brett Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the Philadelphia 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. He’ll get another chance to try and finish the championship chase.The 76ers called a 9 a.m. press conference Tuesday at their complex in Camden, New Jersey, with owner Josh Harris and general manager Elton Brand where they’ll discuss their plans for the offseason, and how Brown fits in for the future. ESPN reported Monday night Brown will return as coach next season.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img “I haven’t thought about it too much,” Butler said Monday. “I’ve got to sit down and really talk to my team.”Harris, a trade deadline pickup from the Clippers, can also command a max deal from the Sixers. The Sixers are already on the hook for the $121 million left on Embiid’s deal and Simmons is a year out for earning a max-level extension. The Sixers have to solve some tricky financial questions if they’re willing to pay all their stars, while still leaving room to sign needed reserves as they chase their first NBA championship since 1983.SIZING UP SIMMONSDefenses sagged on Simmons daring him to shoot because the speedy All-Star can’t do much outside the paint. Simmons is 0 for 17 from 3-point range in two seasons and the ability to expand his game is needed as much as a healthy Embiid.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books LATEST STORIES Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN “If there’s someone to blame, put it all on me,” Embiid said.But the Sixers struck it big when Embiid became a franchise player and No. 1 pick Ben Simmons turned into an All-Star. Both have major flaws in health (Embiid) and shooting (Simmons) that will stunt the franchise’s growth until they are resolved. Sure, the Sixers could pluck two-time national champion Jay Wright from Villanova much like the Cavaliers hired John Beilein, but the coach might not matter if Embiid can’t consistently stay on the court.Brown, though, has taken heat for a lot of the team’s failures late in close games. Yes, Leonard’s four-bouncer through the rim was the defining play, but a pair of late shot-clock violations and rushed shots as it ticked down made the Sixers appear disorganized in the final minutes.There are plenty of other questions in a crucial offseason.NEED FOR EMBIIDEmbiid has all summer to dry his tears and soothe his upset tummy.The Sixers will only go as far as their franchise center takes them, period. They were willing to wait two years for him to sit out with injuries because they knew the tantalizing talent ahead. But he has yet to play more than 64 games a season, one reason why the Sixers played Game 7 on the road instead of home. He missed a playoff game against Brooklyn with a bad left knee and had multiple digestive issues that made his starting status unknown for other games. Embiid needs to become a 70-game player who never sniffs the injury report in the postseason for the Sixers to win it all.“I feel like I let everybody down by not playing or by sitting out,” Embiid said.FREE AGENTSButler, acquired from Minnesota in November, is sure to ask for the max contract of nearly $190 million over five years. The Sixers would be wise to give it to him. Brown repeated through the playoffs that Butler was “the adult in gym” and other teams with cash to spend will be hot for the four-time All Star. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast View comments NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yulast_img read more

first_img…power?At what point will the supporters of the PNC stand up and be counted to preserve Guyana as a viable state?? With all the guns in the hands of an Army and Police that PNC leader Desmond Hoyte once boasted was “kith and kin”, the PNC knows the PPP’s incapable of repeating the said Desmond Hoyte’s strategy of “slow fyaah; mo’ fyaah” at the beginning of this millennium. And this was AFTER the PNC street elements had bludgeoned the victorious 1997 PPP Government to truncate their term of office by 2 years – and revised the Constitution to include the PNC in governance!!But will the supporters of the PNC stand up and do the right thing? Not likely! Just listen to the narrative that’s being spewed by some of the younger elements – who one would assume, weren’t polluted by the poisoned past! You’d think all the horrible killings by the “phantom squads” were unleashed full blown from the brow of Mars, the god of war, without any reasons!! There were no kick-down-the-door bandits in the late 80s who were armed with “long guns” from the Forces to wreak terror on “PPP supporters”!There was no Hoyte who screamed “ethnic cleansing” by the PPP in the Public Services – when it was under HIS watch, the IMF mandated a reduction in their ranks. There was no Linden “Blackie” London and his gang who robbed banks and cambios; kidnapped Indian businessmen and demanded ransoms, and was yet draped with the flag of Guyana by Desmond Hoyte at his funeral. There was no “political sophisticates” who founded a Buxton-based “Peoples Liberation Army” and helped spring the Mash 5 – including London’s lieutenant Douglas – from the Camp Street jail and set them up in Buxton.There was no involvement of members of the PNC and “Wild Men” who indoctrinated the “Freedom Fighters” of Buxton to killPolicemen and Indians from surrounding villages with impunity – and even chasing out Eusi Kwayana from the village where he had lived and nurtured for over 50 years. No, the rest of the populace should’ve shrugged their shoulders as PPP Government, which had the duty to defend the State by any means necessary – rolled over and capitulated.Fact of the matter is it should’ve never come to a point where drug lords had to “bring order” to a fast exploding anarchy, caused by the armed forces’ unwillingness to confront the “Freedom Bandits” – which had support from the PNC constituency. Why are PNC supporters only wringing their hands about the phantom squads and not also at the Buxton Bandits who kidnapped the US Regional Security Officer (RSO).After all, the US did work with phantoms to rescue him, no??…selling out?Your Eyewitness knows the AFC’s fighting for their very survival. But jeez! They gotta draw the line SOMEWHERE!! Take Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan: we all know he failed miserably in running the Disciplined Forces which fall under his remit. The immigration sector was immediately yanked and handed to PNC-Police-mole Winston Felix while Granger handled the Army; the newly resuscitated People’s Militia and SARA. God knows who was in charge of SOCU!!But does Ramjattan have to hold a “bottom-house” meeting at the home of a Berbician fella from whom high-powered rifles with telescopic sights and ammo were seized?? What’s he’s trying to prove?? That he deserves the PM spot because he’s more “macho” than Nagamootoo? What’s next?? Hobnobbing with assassins? Then to emphasise the point, he goes on to recommend the rehiring of Sam Sittlington, who was fired by his British bosses!!Rehiring a fraud expert who was fired for a fraudulent action, by claiming the fraudster was unaware he was committing fraud?What kind of fraud expert is this??!!…rehabilitating villains??A prolix letter-writing doctor from England is upset Charrandas was upset at Hamilton Green’s pension being bumped from $165,000/monthly to $1.7 MILLION/monthly. Seems Green was kind to the doctor in childhood.Hitler was also very kind to his secretaries. So, he wasn’t evil??last_img read more

first_imgFormer West Ham defender Pablo Armero has joined Brazilian side Flamengo on loan.The Colombian spent six months on loan at Upton Park during the second half of the 2013/14 season, making five Premier League appearances.Upon returning to Napoli, the 28-year-old was again loaned out for the forthcoming campaign as fellow Serie A club AC Milan snapped him up.But that move brought about just six starts and Armero has now been farmed out again in attempt to increase his playing time.“Left-back Pablo Armero signed with Flamengo on Thursday,” a statement on Flamengo’s official website announced.“He played in the 2014 World Cup, and was one of the Colombian team’s best players. Armero will be presented on Friday at 5pm.” 1 Pablo Armero last_img

first_imgEspanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez was lucky to escape a second yellow card when he appeared to stand on Lionel Messi’s ankle in his club’s 4-1 Copa del Rey loss.Messi scored twice in the win with Neymar and Gerard Pique getting the others.Espanyol, meanwhile, had two players sent off and Barca manager Luis Enrique said after the game that referees “should make sure this is football, not American football.” Pau Lopez stands on Lionel Messi’s ankle 1last_img

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The producers of “World Trade Center” are donating $1.3 million to the Sept. 11 memorial, keeping a promise to give 5 percent of the film’s opening weekend box office receipts to help build it. Another $1.3 million from the weekend’s proceeds will be split equally among three Sept. 11-related charities, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation said. The Paramount Pictures film opened nationwide on Aug. 9 and has earned more than $50 million at the box office. The movie stars Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena as police officers trapped for hours in the trade center rubble. The film’s producers had promised to donate 10 percent of its Aug. 9-13 box office proceeds to the foundation and the three charities. The donation raises the private money available to build the memorial to $132.3 million; the memorial’s cost is put at more than $650 million. The foundation is expected to raise $300 million. The Port Authority, which owned the trade center, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. rebuilding agency are covering the rest of the costs. Construction on the memorial began this year, and officials say it will open in 2009. The other charities to split donations from the Oliver Stone film are Tuesday’s Children, a services organization for children who lost parents on Sept. 11; the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, created by a Sept. 11 family group and set to open next week; and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK – Wall Street surged higher Tuesday, carrying the Dow Jones industrials to their second-best close ever as positive economic data further buoyed a growing sense of optimism among investors. The Dow closed just 53 points away from its record high close. Stocks, particularly the blue chips, rose after the Conference Board said its consumer confidence index for September rose more than expected, reaching 104.5 from a revised reading of 100.2 in August. Analysts had forecast that the index would rise to 103. Also bolstering investor enthusiasm was a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond that showed that the region’s economy strengthened this month. The bank’s manufacturing index came in at 9 versus 3 in August. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer with Harris Private Bank, said the market’s advance reflects widespread investor enthusiasm and a realization that the Federal Reserve might have room to ease short-term interest rates. He pointed to low inflation and the recent nearly 20 percent pullback in oil prices. “The Fed has a lot more elbow room to lower rates. The Fed could maybe even lower this year.” The Dow gained 93.58, or 0.81 percent, to 11,669.39. The Dow’s advance put it within range of its high of 11,722.98 set in January 2000. Broader stock indicators also jumped. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose to a 51/2-year high, gaining 9.97, or 0.75 percent, to 1,336.34 and the Nasdaq composite rose 12.27, or 0.55 percent, to 2,261.34. Light crude oil settled down 44 cents at $61.01 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The slide in oil prices this month has given Wall Street investors optimism that consumer spending will hold up even as the economy slows, Investor sentiment has strengthened since the Fed’s August decision to leave interest rates unchanged after a two-year string of 17 straight increases. That enthusiasm became more widespread after the central bank held off again last week, signaling to investors that inflation remained within reasonable limits. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgCeltic boss Brendan Rodgers has warned it’s “unworkable” for his side to play for a point in their Europa League decider against Salzburg.The Hoops must avoid defeat to continue their European campaign into 2019 by reaching the knockout rounds.Rodgers, however, insisted his team will play to win, despite lining up against “top-class” opposition in the form of last season’s semi-finalists.He said: “We do that for every game, I think it’s unworkable, especially when your game is an offensive game, our intent is always to go and win. “There are certain stages when you can manage the game but it’s always dangerous to go in thinking you just need a point.“We play a pressure game and if we come off that pressure it’s difficult for us.“People say we only need a point but they have won five out of five and have the motivation to make it six from six.“They are a team that have been very impressive, I’m sure they come not wanting to blot their record.” Salzburg arrive in Glasgow having already qualified thanks to five wins from five.Rodgers acknowledged the size of the task facing his charges against the Austrian champions but drew belief from Celtic’s continued improvement this campaign.The Northern Irishman added: “What’s important for us is we arrived into the last game and it’s in our hands.“We know it will be a really tough game, Salzburg are a top-class side.“But we get the chance to show the confidence and belief we’ve had since virtually after we last played them.“In European competitions, we have got better as the competition has gone on. Part of that is belief, once everything settles down and we have our rhythm, we get better.“We’re playing at a high level so we arrive with great belief of getting a result.”Salzburg boss Marco Rose said Celtic will be made to work if they want to join his team in the knockout rounds.Rose has already masterminded the Austrians’ safe passage through but insisted Salzburg won’t by taking their foot off the gas against the Hoops.He said: “Obviously Celtic will have more supporters than the last game in Salzburg but that is what we are looking forward to, the atmosphere.“It is clear that Celtic need a point but we want to play a good game so Celtic have to earn that point because we will give everything.“We have reached our most important goal already, we have advanced to the knockout stages.“We are in first place but it is not all about winning six games, we want to be part of a great game.“I think everyone who comes here tomorrow have earned that right to experience a great game.“It is a very cool stadium, you can feel the atmosphere even without the supporters. Even in the locker rooms you can breathe in the atmosphere.“The supporters are notorious, amazing. We are happy to be here, but we also want to show that we are rightfully here.”last_img read more

first_imgThe impending arrival of Letterkenny’s first Supermac’s has sparked calls for a controlled pedestrian crossing to be placed near the restaurant entrance.Planning permission was conditionally granted last month for the new fast food outlet to be built at the old Tinney’s Coal Yard on the Port Road, just off the Station Roundabout.However, there are safety concerns due to the site being located on one of Letterkenny’s busiest thoroughfares for traffic and pedestrians.  Revised Letterkenny Supermac’s Building Proposal. Design by Corbwell DesignLetterkenny Councillor Michael McBride says ‘now is the time to get serious’ about safety in the area.Cllr McBride has asked the local council to place a controlled crossing on the LYIT side of the Port Road below the roundabout before Supermac’s is opened.“I am very concerned there is going to be a catastrophe at that roundabout,” Cllr McBride said at this month’s meeting of the Letterkenny Municipal District.Cllr McBride said he always considered the area to be a dangerous place for pedestrians and cyclists to cross, adding: “with Supermac’s coming so close to the roundabout, now is the time to get serious about it and put a barrier and safe crossing wherever we think it’s appropriate.” “I think if we put a crossing there we would have a clear conscience that we’ve done our best if anything was to happen,” he said.The council is now due to assess the need for a pedestrian crossing in the area and deliver a report back to Letterkenny MD members.Letterkenny Supermac’s approval adds urgent need for safe crossings was last modified: January 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Cllr Michael McBrideLetterkenny Municipal Districtletterkenny supermac’slast_img read more