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Referee’s car bombed

first_imgA car used by a football referee was bombed in the early hours of Friday in Nicosia, reports said.The vehicle is used by Leontios Trattos, a first division and international ref.Police said the device exploded at around 2.45am causing damage to the car’s windshield, hood and engine, police said.The car was parked in the underground lot of an apartment block in Latsia.A car parked nearby was also damaged.last_img

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Congestion at the top of the table in Cyprus

first_imgThere were changes that led to congestion at the top of the table following the weekend results in the Cyprus football championship as five teams are now separated by just three points.Apollon moved to the top, level on points with AEL, following their 3-0 defeat of Alki and their fellow Limassolians’ thumping by Nea Salamina. AEK overcame Apoel in a dour match while Omonia and Anorthosis played out a 1-1 draw, a result that favours neither team as they remain nine points off the top.Nea Salamina produced their best performance of the season as they hammered AEL 4-1. This was AEL’s second consecutive defeat and they have now let in seven goals in the last two games having conceded just two from their opening eight games.Goals by Charles Eloundou and Ivan Fustar gave the Famagusta team a deserved half-time lead while six minutes after the restart Mintikkis increased Salamina’s lead. AEL tried to respond and managed to reduce the deficit just after the hour mark through Texeira but it proved too little too late as Tiago rounded off a fine performance by Nea Salamina with a fourth two minutes from time.The big game on Saturday between AEK and Apoel was settled by a moment of brilliance by Florian Tauleummuse who exquisitely started AEK’s move and was on hand to finish it off with a low drive that beat goalkeeper Boy Waterman for the only goal of the game.It was admittedly a poor game with neither side willing to commit too many players forward resulting in a game with few chances. The only other chance of the game fell to Ivan Trickovski who ballooned his effort high over Waterman’s goal with only the goalkeeper to beat.After taking the lead AEK were more than happy to allow Apoel possession of the ball and defend in numbers, something that they did with consummate ease.For yet another game Apoel were abysmal in attack, unable to penetrate the well-marshalled AEK backline. With Jordanian star Al Tamari out injured for the second consecutive game the champions lacked any incisiveness going forward. The injury in the fifth minute to Delattorre compounded the problem as his replacement, the Iranian Reza, proved easy to defend against for AEK’s central pairing of Catala and Truyols.As expected Apollon had no problems defeating Alki despite having six first-teamers unavailable.Two goals by Facundo Perreira in the first half and a third by Faupala ensured that the Limassol team climbed to the top of the table overtaking both Apoel and AEL. Omonia and Anorthosis had to settle for a point each in a game that neither side deserved to win.Omonia opened the score in the 18th minute through Ramirez but Douglao equalised on the stroke of half time with a fierce drive from outside the penalty box.In the final weekend game Pafos FC defeated Enosis Neon Paralimniou thanks to a late first half penalty by Nemec, while Ermis and Doxa drew 1-1 in Monday night’s match.last_img read more

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Kenya out of Africa Cup after Uganda fall

first_img0Shares0000Kenya Morans’ Lameck Dunde attempts to stop Uganda’s Erick kasita in an Africa Sevens Cup match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 24, 2016. PHOTO/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 24- Kenya surrendered its Africa Sevens title after suffering a 17-12 loss at the hands of neighbors Uganda in the Main Cup semi-final at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on Saturday.The Ugandans capitalized on mistakes from the Kenyan side to pick up the vital win as the Kenyan side, purely made up of youngsters were left licking their wounds after failing in their quest to defend the title. “We are disappointed to lose our title, but again, this was expected basing on the fact we only trained for two days before this tournament. It is a challenge to the Union that we need to plan better because really we couldn’t expect magic results,” coach Paul Murunga who was handling the side said after the match.He added; “We did not lose because Uganda were better on structured play but because we were punished for our own mistakes. These are lessons we learn in the hard way,” Murunga added.The tactician rued the absence of captain Michael Wanjala who played only two minutes of the match before limping out with injury, having played a vital role in Kenya’s first two matches on Friday.Philip Wokarach who was man of the match in the Elgon Cup match between Kenya and Uganda in July was again the chief destroyer for Kenya, opening up the Cranes’ account early.Kenya Morans players disappointed after losing in the Main Cup of the Africa Sevens Cup at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 24, 2016. PHOTO/RAYMOND MAKHAYAJust like he did in the 15s match, the lanky Ugandan kicked the ball upfield and used his pace to follow up before touching down at the far right.Govle Ramathan stretched Uganda’s lead to 10-0 after pacing down under the post with Wokarach adding the extras with a successful conversion for a 12-0 lead.Adrian Kasito then gave Uganda a 17-0 lead at half time after picking the ball deep in Kenya’s half from a quickly started line-out, beating Kenya’s chasing pack for pace.In the second half, the Morans came back with an ambition of overturning the lead and they were handed just the boost they needed with Alex Olaba touching down under the post after some patient build up from the Kenyans.  Matt Wanjia converted as Kenya went to seven points.Aluda Beda then added a second try for the Kenyans from the right but Wanjia’s effort from the conversion went wide.Uganda managed to hold on to the 17-12 lead and progress to the final where they will meet Namibia who came from behind to beat Madagascar 10-7.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Kane scan delayed by ankle swelling

first_img0Shares0000Harry Kane missed 10 games with an ankle problem earlier in the season.PHOTO/Sky SportsLONDON, United Kingdom, March 14 – Harry Kane’s ankle scan will be delayed until Tuesday at the earliest as he waits for swelling on the joint to subside.Mauricio Pochettino fears Kane could be out for weeks after Tottenham’s top scorer rolled his right ankle under a challenge from Jake Cooper during Tottenham’s FA Cup quarter-final win over Millwall on Sunday. But a scan planned for Monday was put back, and the England striker instead had treatment at Spurs’ training ground.Kane missed 10 games earlier this season after injuring the same ankle, and Pochettino said after the Millwall game the problem appeared “similar”.His participation in next weekend’s game against Southampton is already unlikely, according to the Spurs boss, while Gareth Southgate is due to name his latest England squad this Thursday.Spurs beat Millwall 6-0, Heung-Min Son scoring a hat-trick, and Pochettino afterwards backed the South Korea international and Vincent Janssen to cover any Kane absence.-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chemical fire likely killed five California men

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Colo. – Authorities believe smoke and fumes from a chemical fire likely killed five California men who were trapped in an underground pipeline at a hydroelectric plant in the Rockies. As they continue their investigation today, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board are focusing on conditions inside the confined space and what type of protection and safety training the maintenance crew had, among other things, OSHA spokesman Rich Kulczewski said. The workers were identified as Donald Dejaynes, 43; Dupree Holt, 37; James St. Peters, 52; Gary Foster, 48; Anthony Aguirre, 18; all of California. Their hometowns weren’t immediately available. The men, whose bodies were found scattered along a 200-foot length of the 12-foot-wide pipe, didn’t have any burn marks, indicating that they probably died from the smoke and fumes from the chemical fire, Clear Creek undersheriff Stu Nay said. Authorities defended their rescue efforts, saying smoke, the complexities of the 4,000-foot tunnel’s design and uncertainties about the dangers delayed their entrance into the tunnel after the men for more than 3 hours after the blaze broke out. Nay said one crew did go in about 1 hours after the fire broke out but had to turn back because of the thick smoke. Large fans were turned at the bottom of the tunnel to draw out smoke. “We didn’t know what was causing the fire, what was feeding the fire,” Nay said. Nine employees of RPI Coating of Santa Fe Springs had been sealing the inside of the pipe to prevent corrosion, a routine procedure that followed an annual inspection. Two others were working outside. Four workers escaped from the tunnel, which delivers water from a reservoir to turbines that generate electricity at the plant 30 miles west of Denver. “We’re devastated over the loss,” RPI Coating spokesman Marc Dyer said. “They were very experienced guys. They were some of our best.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Nay said the blaze erupted while they were coating the tunnel with a mixture of paint and epoxy. The mixture is kept in a hopper to warm it up so will flow through a sprayer. Nay said the workers were having problems spraying it so they added a solvent to the hopper and the hopper’s heating element inadvertently turned on, igniting the vapors. When the fire broke out Tuesday, the five workers scrambled past a bulkhead used to keep their work area dry. They radioed to their co-workers that they were OK, except for minor injuries, but fire blocked their downhill escape route. The steep 55-degree incline of the tunnel above them kept them trapped more than 1,500 feet below the ground. Then the radio went dead. Hopeful that it was an equipment malfunction, officials lowered breathing masks and air tanks to the men while they planned to attack the fire from the bottom end of the tunnel. Nay said Wednesday he wasn’t sure if the men would have seen the masks and tanks because of the smoke. By the time emergency crews reached the workers, about a half-mile from the tunnel’s bottom exit six hours later, they were dead. “It’s the degree of the climb and it was probably slick and there wasn’t any way they could make it past (the bulkhead) that much,” Nay said. last_img read more

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Donning their thinking caps

first_img Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com IF YOU GO: The Super Quiz will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the John Wooden Center at UCLA. Division II and III winners will be announced beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday at the LAX Marriott Hotel, followed by Division I winners beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. For information, see www.academicdecathlon.org. 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Los Angeles Unified will have a strong presence at this weekend’s competition, fielding regional champion Taft High School, of Woodland Hills, which has the highest score in the nation based on qualifying events. Eight other LAUSD schools also scored high enough to win wild-card slots at the state competition. California has won 12 of 24 national championships, including two-time winners Taft and Marshall high schools, and four-time winner El Camino, which also captured last year’s title. Although teams can compete with as few as six students, they typically are composed of nine students: three honor students, with grade point averages of 3.75 to 4.0; three scholastic students, with GPAs of 3.0 to 3.74; and three varsity students, with GPAs of up to 2.99. “It’s not just the overachievers,” Scarberry said. “Students with a C average or below compete, and they’re making a significant contribution to the team.” Students from defending national champion El Camino Real High School will be among the nearly 500 teens competing in Los Angeles this weekend during the annual California Academic Decathlon. Fifty-five teams will compete in the 10-subject competition being held Friday and Saturday, taking multiple-choice tests in art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music and science. They also will write essays, give speeches and interviews, and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, participate in the Super Quiz oral relay, the only portion of the competition open to the public. “It’s the best of the best from across the state, coming together for two days of intense competition,” said Ken Scarberry, CAD state director. Award ceremonies will be held Sunday, when the winner of the state competition will be announced. That team will compete for the national title next month. last_img read more

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Italian clubs keen on Jack Wilshere as midfielder considers Arsenal future

first_imgAC Milan and Roma are continuing to keep tabs on Arsenal star Jack Wilshere, according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato.The England midfielder, who is currently on a season-long loan deal at Bournemouth, has featured heavily for the Cherries in the present campaign, delighting boss Eddie Howe.The 25-year-old’s current contract with the Gunners runs until 2018, and it is reported that he is considering his future at the Etihad Stadium with no talks over fresh terms currently planned.Italian duo Roma and AC Milan have been credited with showing interest in Wilshere in the past and they continue to track the midfielder, who has often struggled with injuries.Roma even tried to lure Wilshere on transfer deadline day of the summer transfer window, but Bournemouth ultimately won the race for the England international.Wilshere, who is a product of Arsenal’s youth system, has made 19 Premier League appearances this season, providing one assist. Jack Wilshere is enjoying a productive loan spell at Bournemouth 1last_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! Torino back in for Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula

first_imgTorino have rekindled their interest in Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula, who has also been a target for Monaco.Mark Hughes made it clear at the end of last season that things have not worked out for Imbula and the midfielder’s future at the club has been under scrutiny ever since.Torino showed early interest in the player last month and there was talk of the Italians tabling a loan bid with an option to buy, but the Serie A side moved on to other targets.However, with just a few days left in the summer window, Torino have reignited their interest in Imbula, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.They are interested in snapping up the Frenchman before Thursday’s deadline and are confident of agreeing a deal with Stoke.Monaco held talks with the player earlier in the window, but couldn’t convince him to move to Ligue 1. 1 Giannelli Imbula last_img read more

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Get to Know: Your Disney Cruise Line Key to the World Card

first_imgShare This!Key to the World Cards are largely a thing of the past at Walt Disney World. Most WDW resort guests now use a MagicBand as the primary vehicle for their vacation transactions. But Key to the World Cards (KTTWC) are still issued to all guests on Disney Cruise Line voyages; they are an important aspect of your DCL sailing and should be kept with you at all times.DCL cast members will issue every member of your party a KTTWC as you check in at the port. You will need it many times throughout your trip. EVERY time you enter or exit the ship, you’ll be required to tap your KTTWC onto a reader; this applies to children as well as adults. The card also serves as your stateroom key. You can use it to charge purchases (in the shops, at the bars, etc.) on the ship. The card will identify you to the kids’ club and photography staff, and more.On the Dream and the Fantasy, you can also use your KTTWC in a slot by your stateroom door to turn on the electricity, though any similar-size plastic card will also work.Aside from these many useful functions, your Key to the World Card contains helpful information about your cruise.The first line just beneath the Disney Cruise Line logo lists the dates of your cruise. The second line lists the name of your ship, and next to that is a letter A for “adult” or M for “minor.”The rest of that line may be blank or, if you’ve purchased land transfers from Disney, it will list a letter indicating what type of transfer you’ve paid for: P means “port,” R means “resort” (if you’ve booked a combination cruise–WDW vacation), and A means “airport.” Sometimes combinations of letters are used: for example, PA indicates a port-to-airport transfer.The next two lines display your name and your Castaway Club status.The two lines after that list your dining schedule. The first of these lines shows the time of your nightly dinner seating and the number of your assigned table, in the photo above you can see that I had the later dinner seating (8:15) and dined at table number 82.Below the dinner time is a series of letters, one for each night of your cruise, representing the first letter of the name of one of the ship’s three rotational restaurants. For example, the five-letter code ERAER indicates a five-night cruise on the Dream: E signifies Enchanted Garden, R is the Dream’s Royal Palace, and A is for Animator’s Palate.The large letter on the lower left (here it’s an “F”) shows your assigned station for the mandatory lifeboat drill (muster) at the beginning of the sailing. Follow signs to your assigned letter station to check in for muster.At the bottom of the card you’ll see a lone number (here it’s “92”). This number indicates which check-in window you used at the port. As a guest, you’ll have no need to use this number, but it might help DCL staff if there was a problem with your paperwork during check-in.What you won’t find on your card is your stateroom number–after all, you wouldn’t want anyone picking up your card to know where it could be used!If you lose your stateroom card, or if you lock it in your stateroom for safekeeping (oops!), simply go to Guest Relations to have your old card deactivated and a new card issued. At the end of the voyage, you won’t turn in your Key to the World Card, and so it can make a great souvenir to remember all those cruises that you’ve taken.last_img read more

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SA, Netherlands in double-tax deal

first_img11 October 2005South Africa and the Netherlands have signed an avoidance of double taxation treaty in an effort to boost trade and investment.The treaty will limit the taxing jurisdiction of both states with regard to the flow of and return on investments. Taxes on Dutch companies will now only be paid in the Netherlands.Speaking at the signing ceremony on Monday, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said businesses from both countries had indicated that the treaty would strengthen trade relations.“When foreign companies come to invest in South Africa, one of the things they need to know is that government will not confiscate their products.“They want to know that they won’t be taxed twice from their countries and here in South Africa. Dutch investors want certainty and they will now invest confidently,” Manuel said.Dutch Foreign Minister Rudolph Bot said the treaty would facilitate much-needed investment between the two countries.“This is about facilitating investment after long negotiations. We hope the results will be satisfactory,” he said.On Tuesday, Bot held talks with his South African counterpart, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on political and economic relations, peace and security.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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