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AEL’s place in Europe almost secured

first_imghttp://cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-football-highlights-2/ In the last game of round six of the playoffs AEL defeated Anorthosis by 2-0 and all but secured the coveted fourth place that leads to Europe.A goal in each half by Sassy gave the Limassol side the three points and they are now five points clear of fifth placed Omonia with just two games to go.last_img

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Tokyo governor confronts IOC over moving Olympic marathon

first_img‘Gago’ Sitting at a front table with top IOC officials John Coates and Christophe Dubi — and facing hundreds of sponsors and Olympic officials — Koike said the announcement “came as a tremendous shock.”“We consider it an unprecedented turn of events for the IOC to make such an abrupt proposal with no consultation or discussion whatsoever with the host city Tokyo,” Koike said.The IOC said it made the move after seeing runners collapse in extreme heat at marathons at the world track and field championships earlier this month in Doha, Qatar.IOC President Thomas Bach saw the television scenes and doesn’t want them repeated to billions of Olympic viewers.“This was a decision that was taken quickly,” Coates acknowledged. “It was a decision that was taken as a consequence of what we saw in Doha.”ADVERTISEMENT At one point Koike looked down the front table at Dubi, the Olympic Games executive director, and reminded him that earlier this year he had lauded Tokyo’s measures to beat the summer heat: running early, providing shade for fans, and installing heat-resistant pavement.“They were highly evaluated by you Mr. Dubi. Right?” she asked.He nodded in agreement with Koike.Koike said in the next several days she wanted a “detailed explanation … that can be understood by the people of Tokyo.”Coates, a powerful IOC member and lawyer from Australia who oversees frequent inspections of Tokyo’s progress, has repeatedly said the IOC will go ahead with its plans.He said he had already told Koike this. But he said the IOC, Koike, representatives from the national government, and local organizers would meet Friday in a working group.But again, he suggested it was a done deal.“I see this very much as using that political working group to set the framework as to how we implement these changes in a way that is acceptable to everyone,” Coates said.On Tuesday, political allies of Koike in the municipal legislature told a news conference that moving the marathon would cost at least $34 billion yen (about $310 million). Maybe more.They also raised questions about who will pay for any changes — or reimburse Tokyo — and did not rule out a lawsuit. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Federer pulls out of season-opening ATP Cup in Australia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She’s now casting herself as the champion of the 35 million people who live in greater Tokyo, who want their metropolis showcased as runners wind over streets lined by shrines, temples and skyscrapers.The marathons and race walks are also some of the few events that allow free admission, a precious commodity with Olympic tickets hard to find in Japan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4At the opening Wednesday of three days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo officials, Koike lashed out at the proposed change announced suddenly two week ago by the IOC.“It is my wish for the marathon and race walk to be held in Tokyo,” Koike said, speaking both in English and Japanese. View comments LATEST STORIES DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs studycenter_img MOST READ 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, right, speaks to reporters after a meeting with the International Olympic Committee officials in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Tokyo Governor Koike has told powerful IOC members she wants the Olympic marathon held in Tokyo and lashed out at what she called an “unprecedented” move to switch the race to the northern city of Sapporo. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO — The IOC has a full-blown fight on its hands trying to move next year’s Olympic marathon from steamy Tokyo to the cooler northern city of Sapporo.The powerful Olympic body is up against Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who was once viewed as a possible Japanese prime minister candidate and is one of the country’s most astute politicians.ADVERTISEMENT Tokyo city officials acknowledge the city is hot in the summer. But so were Olympics in Atlanta in 1996 and Athens in 2004. City officials have offered to start the marathon at 5 a.m., which is at sunrise in the Tokyo summer.Estimates suggest the temperature would be 27 degrees C (81 degrees F) at 5 a.m., and would be 25.4 degrees C (78 degrees F) in Sapporo for a 7 a.m. start.The starting temperature in Doha for the women’s marathon was 32.7 degrees C (91 degrees F).Tokyo’s soaring costs are also a major issue with the Olympics opening on July 24, 2020.A government audit report last year said Tokyo was spending about $25 billion to organize the Olympics, all of which is public money except for $5.6 billion from a privately financed operating budget.Tokyo said in its bid in 2013 that the Olympics would cost $7.3 billion.Toshiro Mori, the head of the organizing committee and a former Japanese prime minister, acknowledge a few days ago that change could be costly.“Our overall cost has become a humongous amount, so it would cause us pain if the cost is added to our bill,” Mori said. “So I mentioned that to Mr. Coates, and he said he will look into it. We won’t be able to pay if it’s a significant damage to our finances. I have reminded him of that.” Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdownlast_img read more

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Grad student convicted in journalist’s death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsJones, a University of California at Berkeley journalism student, was driving Halberstam to an interview with football legend Y.A. Tittle on April 23 when the fatal crash happened in Menlo Park, south of San Francisco. Based on witness accounts and an accident reconstruction, investigators said Jones made an illegal left turn into the path of a car that had a green light. That car smashed into the passenger side of the vehicle in which Halberstam was riding. Jones had a red light. Drugs or alcohol were ruled out as factors. An autopsy showed that Halberstam, who was wearing a seat belt, died almost instantly when a broken rib punctured his heart, authorities said. Jones, who suffered a small puncture in one lung, volunteered to chauffeur Halberstam to the Tittle interview in response to an e-mail from the journalism school’s alumni association saying the author was looking for a driver who would get $20 an hour and a one-on-one journalism lesson. REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A graduate student charged in the car crash that killed Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Halberstam pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Kevin Jones, 27, did not appear in San Mateo County Court when his defense lawyer entered the plea for him in a deal with prosecutors. Jones had previously pleaded not guilty and faced a maximum sentence of a year in county jail, a $1,000 fine or both if convicted. Under the deal, Jones instead will receive a maximum sentence of 30 days in the sheriff’s work program, Judge Mark Forcum said before convicting him on the plea. The judge said he might reduce that to “the five- to 10-day range” and community service. Jones’ lawyer, Laurel Headley, declined to comment outside court, but said Jones would likely appear in person for his sentencing, scheduled for Feb. 14. Halberstam, 73, the author of 21 nonfiction books, was at work on a new one about the legendary 1958 NFL championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. Halberstam won the Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for his coverage of the Vietnam War, a subject he revisited in his 1972 best-selling book “The Best and the Brightest.” He went on to write 14 other best-sellers.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

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Transfer UPDATE! West Brom open talks with former Juventus defender

first_img Uruguay international Martin Caceres 1 West Brom have opened talks with free agent Martin Caceres.The defender is currently on the hunt for a new club after being released by Juventus at the end of last season.The 29-year-old’s agent has been touting his client to clubs all summer and there have been informal talks with AC Milan, Chelsea and Inter Milan.However, as talkSPORT told you on Tuesday, Caceres has now been offered to West Brom as he continues to search for a new home.And, according to Calciomercato, the Baggies are seriously interested in signing the Uruguayan and have begun negotiations with the player and his representatives.As he is a free agent, Caceres does not have to wait for the transfer window to reopen before moving and can sign for a new club whenever he wants.last_img read more

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Aubameyang’s hilarious response to Lacazette being denied goal against Man United

first_imgAre you suuuuurrrreeeeeee!!!!come on he touched it again with the shin 👓 👎🏽— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) December 6, 2018In response to the Premier League’s review, the Gabon international tweeted: “Are you suuuuurrrreeeeeee!!!! Come on he touched it again with the shin.”The Gunners twice found themselves in front at Old Trafford, with Shkodran Mustafi capitalising on a rare David de Sea howler to open the scoring. Rojo came crashing into Lacazette as he was about to pull the trigger, with the ball somehow trickling into the net.And Aubameyang argues the final touch came from Lacazette’s shin. The goal was taken off Lacazette 1center_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is outraged Alexandre Lacazette was not awarded Arsenal’s second goal against Manchester United.A Premier League review decided Red Devils defender Marcos Rojo got the crucial touch during the feisty 2-2 draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. After review, the second Arsenal goal is an Own Goal for Rojo and an assist for Lacazette. Rojo gets in the way of the ball after a Lacazette touch, and his foot is kicked by Lacazette, taking the ball into the net #FPL #MUNARS https://t.co/pU4rhD0c7A— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) December 5, 2018However, Anthony Martial quickly levelled things up, and Marcos Rojo’s own-goal was cancelled out immediately by Jesse Lingard.Nonetheless, Arsenal extend their remarkable unbeaten run to 20 games.last_img read more

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Man City star signs new three-year deal

first_imgManchester City star Oleksandr Zinchenko has signed a new three-year deal with the club.The 22-year-old ended City’s 2018/19 domestic treble-winning season as Pep Guardiola’s first-choice left-back. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Oleksandr Zinchenko is a fans’ favourite at the Etihad boost Former UEFA head Michel Platini is released after police questioning Zinchenko featured in crucial wins over Tottenham, Manchester United and Leicester in the Citizens’ title run-in as they successful defended their Premier League crown.He also played the full 90 minutes in the club’s FA Cup and Carabao Cup final triumphs.The Ukraine international is the second City defender to commit his future to the Etihad in as many days after right-back Kyle Walker penned a two-year contract extension. targets LATEST JIBE TROPHY deals 1 latest Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ YESSSSSSSSSSS! 🙌5️⃣ more years of @Azinchenko17 💙🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/JlilPP5X6B— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 20, 2019Zinchenko said: “It’s difficult to express how happy I am to sign this deal.“This club offers players everything they need to improve and develop, so being here for five more years is an honour.“This season shows we are built for success. It’s been amazing to be involved in such a historic campaign and it’s one I’ll never forget. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Getty punished “But I am now completely focused on the coming years and I know more good times are around the corner.”Zinchenko, who is set to compete against fit-again Benjamin Mendy for a first-team place next season, has remarkably been on the winning side in all 22 of his Premier League games.He holds the best 100 per cent win record in Premier League history. IN DEMAND REVEALED Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 18.93%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenlast_img read more

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Greenock Morton boss Jim Duffy hails history makers after cup win

first_imgJim Duffy hailed his Greenock Morton men after they made history by reaching the League Cup semi-final stage for the first time in 37 years following a 2-1 win over Dundee United. The Greenock side sealed their place in the last four thanks to goals from Jai Quitongo and Thomas O’Ware, rendering Nick van der Velden’s second-half reply for United little more than a consolation. Morton’s last semi-final meeting in the League Cup was against Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen side in 1979 which they lost, while two years later they were beaten by Rangers in their last Scottish Cup semi-final appearance. And Duffy lauded their “brilliant” achievement at Cappielow on Tuesday. “1979 was the last time we were in the League Cup semi-final and there have been a lot of fantastic sides at this club since then,” the Morton boss said.“The fact we have managed to achieve it is brilliant. We have beaten two Premiership teams (Kilmarnock and Hamilton) and beaten a top-class side in United. “It’s a piece of history for the club. We weren’t thinking about that but for the club it’s great.”Quitongo rifled the home side into the lead midway through the first half before a header from skipper O’Ware doubled the Ton’s advantage. Van der Velden’s drive halved the deficit for United but Morton held on for a memorable win. “It was a terrific cup tie. We started really well and got the two goals,” Duffy said.“We had to deal with pressure but I can’t remember Andy (McNeil) having too much to do and we always looked a threat. “One or two of the players got a wee bit edgy but you expect that. We weathered a storm and did well. “We shifted things around, we brought young players on and I’m delighted. “United are a fantastic side who are trying to get back to the Premiership but this is our night. We are in the semi-final and we will enjoy it.”last_img read more

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Football Talk: Champions League TV deal, Weir’s new job

first_imgWhat isn’t wonderful, however, is some of the celebrations you’ll have seen over the weekend. Harry Kane and Dele Alli’s, umm, routine, Graeme Shinnie’s big nose… and that monstrosity from Dries Mertens. Modern football, eh? Chances are you’re reading this on your phone and pretty soon you will be watching the Champions League there, too. Times are changing. BT Sport has announced its new television deal for the competition and you’ll be seeing a lot more of it across social media.Meanwhile, former Rangers assistant manager Davie Weir has a new job. He’s joined Aston Villa in a scouting role until the end of the season.And in our social media section you will see the wonderful moment Leigh Griffiths responded to a photobomb on Twitter. last_img

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Tough RWC pool for Springbok Women

first_img1 November 2013South Africa will face Wales, France and Australia at the 2014 IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France after being named in Pool C at the official draw in Paris on Wednesday.The competition, which runs from 1 to 17 August 2014, will feature 12 teams drawn in three pools.With Australia ranked in the top three of the women’s rugby world rankings, and France and Wales respectively a few places below them, the Springbok Women’s side will enter the tournament as the lowest ranked team in Pool C.Record-breaking victoryThe Springbok Women qualified for the 2014 Rugby World Cup in September with a record-breaking 63-3 victory over Uganda in East London, which was the biggest victory in the history of the women’s national team.Next year’s appearance at the international showpiece will mark the Springbok Women’s third successive Rugby World Cup finals appearance.Australia and Wales were drawn in the same pool as South Africa in the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup in England, and the team defeated the Welsh 15-10 in their second pool match. Wales, however, emerged victorious in the second outing between the teams in the ninth and 10th place playoff later in the tournament.SatisfiedSpringbok Women’s captain Mandisa Williams was satisfied with the draw, although she admitted that her team would have to be in top form as Australia, France and Wales are quality sides.“There will never be an easy draw at a Rugby World Cup, so we are satisfied with our pool, although we know it is going to be a challenging competition,” said Williams.“We defeated Wales in the round-robin stages of the last World Cup, but just as we have developed as a team, so have all the other sides participating in the spectacle, so we will not take anything for granted.”Creating upsetsAfter progressing from a 12th place finish in their first World Cup in Canada in 2006 to 10th place in the 2010 showpiece, Williams said she hoped that the increased international exposure the women have enjoyed since then would allow them to create a few upsets next year.“We have certainly developed as a team over the last few years and the fact that we have been exposed to more international rugby in the 15-a-side and Sevens codes has assisted in that regard,” she said. “But the hard work starts now. It is up to us to grow as a unit and be in the best possible form for the World Cup. Fortunately we have experienced senior players and talented youngsters coming through, so we have to make the most of this when we begin our preparations.”Defending Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand were drawn in Pool B with the USA, Ireland and Kazakhstan, while 2010 finalists England were named in Pool A with Canada, Spain and Samoa.‘Really exciting’Speaking after the draw at Hotel de Ville in Paris, IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “This is a really exciting day for Women’s Rugby. We now know the pools for France 2014, and fans are going to see some really excellent matches.“The World Cup in 2010 saw a great standard of rugby, but I believe the matches next August will see an even greater level of intensity and skill. I wish all 12 teams the very best over the coming year as they prepare for this magnificent event.”SAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

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Genetec Inc. Introduces New Subscription-Based Ownership Model for Security Center

first_imgGenetec Inc., a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions today announced a new subscription model for its flagship unified security platform, Genetec™ Security Center. Security Center Subscription introduces new flexible ownership and payment options that allow customers to get access to Security Center on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis.Subscribing customers receive the same local, on-premises version of Security Center and pay for it on a monthly or annual basis, as opposed to purchasing the entire system upfront. When purchasing on subscription, customers also benefit from the Genetec online support resources and qualified support professionals by phone or through live chat, as well as access to Security Center Cloud services with risk-free trials included in the price. Security Center Subscription is available immediately through the new Genetec self-service portal.A recent Gartner Inc. industry report noted that by †2020, more than 80% of software vendors will change their business model from traditional license and maintenance to subscription, regardless of whether the software resides on-premises or in the cloud. Along with the flexibility and affordability of a subscription model, the Gartner report finds that the value of short-term predictability trumps long-term costs, particularly when the ease of adding or relinquishing licenses is included in the picture. The subscription model also moves the purchases from capital expenditure (CAPEX) to operational expenditure (OPEX). This enables customers who are looking to upgrade their systems to Security Center to do so from operational budgets allocated to their older, less capable security software.- Sponsor – “In the past few years, companies like Adobe, IBM, Oracle, Netflix and many other software companies have adopted flexible buying models with impressive success, offered as Technology-as-a-Service (XaaS) via the cloud, or as a traditional on-premises installation with monthly-or-annual renewals,” said Andrew Elvish, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Genetec. “Genetec is leading the way in the physical security industry by offering customers an alternative ownership option for our successful video surveillance platform. Not only will customers enjoy the same fully-featured version of Security Center, but they will do so with lower upfront expenditures, predicable recurring costs, and access to the latest releases and Genetec support resources, at no additional charge,” added Elvish.Introducing Security Center CompactAs part of its new subscription model, Genetec is introducing Security Center Compact, a new entry-level edition of Security Center. Only available through subscription, Security Center Compact will be showcased for the first time at ISC West on booth #26 057. This new edition of Security Center supports up to 25 cameras and provides an easy, “no training required” option for customers with basic video management requirements. A good fit for smaller sites, Security Center Compact systems can also be linked to larger systems through the Genetec Federation™ feature, allowing for centralized monitoring as seen with citywide surveillance and multi-site businesses or campuses. The Compact edition features all of the camera integrations available in the enterprise edition of the software, so customers can choose the vendors they want to work with and design a system that suits their business.In addition to providing smaller-site video surveillance, Security Center Compact offers a clear path as an organization’s security needs evolve over time; Security Center Compact users can simply update their subscription and purchase a higher edition of Security Center as their system grows, avoiding the need to install and/or re-deploy new system software.Introductory 90-Day Trial for Security Center Compact EditionBeginning in April 2016, Genetec certified channel partners can sign up for a 90-day trial of Security Center Compact. To take advantage of this limited-time promotion, channel partners should visit the Genetec Channel Partner Portal for an instant download.For more information about Genetec™ Security Center Subscription and Genetec™ Security Center Compact visit: http://www.genetec.com/subscribe. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more