SERGIO AGUERO is OUT of Manchester City’s crunch clash with Tottenham on Saturday.Pep Guardiola suggested the knee injury was aggravated by the heavy tackle from Ashley Young in the Manchester derby defeat last week.5 Sergio Aguero will MISS Man City’s clash with Spurs – Pep Guardiola suggested that Ashley Youngs tackle on Aguero aggravated the injuryCredit: AFP or licensorsYoung crunched the striker half way up his shin but no penalty was given – Manchester United went on to beat Man City 3-2.Pep said: “Aguero is not ready. I don’t know [when he will return].”We cannot forget he was injured for one month.”He made a huge effort [to play against Liverpool], because after the Ashley Young tackle… he could not train.5 Guardiola said Aguero made a huge effort, playing through pain, to play against LiverpoolCredit: PA:Press Association5 Aguero could only play the final 20 minutes as Liverpool beat Man City in the Champions LeagueCredit: Alamy Live News”He played the last 20 minutes [against Liverpool] and after the game he said, ‘I cannot run, I have a lot of pain, I cannot run’.”I don’t know if he’ll be ready for Swansea, but hopefully for the final games if we need him and especially for the World Cup.”THORNY ISSUE Danny Rose ruled out of Tottenham clash against Manchester City with fears over World Cup fitnessGuardiola was criticised for leaving Aguero on the bench for the Champions League quarter-final defeat to Liverpool – but it appears he took a risk naming him on the bench.The City boss will also be without midfield maestro Fernandinho, who has been banned two games for accumulating 10 bookings.5 Fernandinho is suspended for two games after picking up 10 yellow cardsCredit: REUTERSBenjamin Mendy is a long-term concern, while John Stones is also missing after he picked up a knock in training last week.”We have 14 players for the next game, plus the kids,” added Guardiola.The Catalan coach has suffered through a miserable 10 days, but insists his players only need to remain calm in the final months of the season.”Try to be who we were during the season and thinking about three points,” he said.5 Danny Rose will miss this weekend’s game against Man City because of a calf injuryCredit: Ian WaltonMOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the Emirates”We are 13 points clear because we deserve to be there.”In the last eight or nine Premier League games, we lost one. We won the last five in a row before United. Results are good.”We need to think about the strong points of Tottenham, try to win the game.”One of the successes we have had is when we drop points, we have then win, win, win, win.”For Spurs, Danny Rose is missing because of a calf injury.
By Andreas VouPetros Chrysochos is showing that the future of Cypriot tennis is bright after winning his first professional tournament last week, becoming only the third player from the island to have done so.The 18-year-old traveled to Egypt to compete in the ITF Futures Tournament and came away with the $10,000 (€7,100) prize after defeating Turkey’s Cem Ilkel in straight sets in the final.Chrysochos pulled off an efficient performance, winning 6-3, 6-3 against a competitive opponent who was ranked No.53 in the junior standings.The Larnaca native outplayed Ilkel in almost every department, including four aces and dispatching five out of his six break points (83%) compared to the Turk’s two out of eight (25%) which proved to be the telling difference between the two players.By claiming the Futures trophy, Chrysochos has followed in the footsteps of Photos Kallias and Marcos Baghdatis and is now intent on taking his career to the next level in the coming years.Much is expected of the promising teenager who, in 2012, was named European junior player of the year – a prize which has previously been claimed by current elites of the game such as Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.Later that year, he won the Davis Cup against Benin representing Cyprus with the legendary Baghdatis and others in a best of five match-up, while also managing a third-place finish in the Junior Masters.Chrysochos is earning a reputation for his ability to read the game with acute accuracy while also demonstrating tactical knowledge usually found in an established professional.His quick sense of judgment gives him the advantage of being able to adjust to mix up his game depending on how a particular match is going. Occasionally, he likes to try the drop shot like Baghdatis has pulled off countless times throughout his career.His latest win has earned him 18 points in the ATP world rankings which is expected to push him up to around 850th place in the standings, while he is 40th in his age group.Chrysochos continues to maintain a full school programme along with his busy training schedule at the Herodotou Academy with his excellent coach Charalambos Vassiliou.As when any promising youngster emerges on the island, high hopes are held of a prosperous career. Chrysochos evidently possesses quality in abundance and it is now up to the powers that be in the relevant government bodies to provide the necessary support for him to go all the way.
Alex Ferguson, the former Manchester United manager, was among UEFA’s 13-strong panel of technical observers.Atletico Madrid man Griezmann, 25, for whom Sunday’s defeat was a second major final loss in a month after the loss to arch-rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League, also won the Golden Boot award for his six goals.He also had two assists in France’s run to the final, but had a rare off-night in front of goal on Sunday and was unable to haul the hosts to victory.Griezmann and midfield schemer Dimitri Payet were included in the UEFA team of the tournament named Monday, as was Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo, who was stretchered off injured and in tears after a crunching tackle by Payet.Portugal defensive lynchpin Pepe was also included, along with fellow Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio and Raphael Guerreiro.There was no place for Gareth Bale, but Wales team-mates Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen, both midfielders, were named in the team of the tournament.UEFA team of the tournament: Rui Patricio (POR); Joshua Kimmich (GER), Jerome Boateng (GER), Pepe (POR), Raphael Guerreiro (POR); Toni Kroos (GER), Joe Allen (WAL), Aaron Ramsey (WAL); Antoine Griezmann (FRA), Dimitri Payet (FRA); Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France’s Antoine Griezmann (centre) celebrates after scoring. PHOTO/APPARIS, France, June 11- UEFA on Monday named French forward and tournament top scorer Antoine Griezmann as the best player of Euro 2016, a day after the hosts’ 1-0 final defeat to Portugal.“Antoine Griezmann was a threat in every game he played. He works hard for his team and possesses technique, vision and quality finishing,” said UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu, who led the panel that picked the striker.
FORT MCMURRAY, AB – Wood Buffalo RCMP and other emergency services have responded to an explosion that happened at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake oilsands upgrader on Tuesday afternoon.In a release, police say they are not able to confirm at this time if there have been any injuries or what the cause of the explosion is.Police have shut down one lane of traffic on Highway 63 Southbound. They are also assisting with the evacuation of non-essential services at the site.- Advertisement -They are requesting that everyone avoid the area. They are also asking that people do not attempt to enter the Syncrude site, or stop on the side of the road on Highway 63.We are currently responding to a fire at its Mildred Lake Upgrader north of Fort McMurray. Details will be shared as they become available.— Syncrude Canada Ltd. (@SyncrudeCanada) March 14, 2017Advertisement
The Second Temple was built by Cyrus the Great of Persia in 515 B.C. and destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. The tractor dug a trench that was 4 feet deep, Zweig said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The hilltop compound is a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Home to the silver-domed Al Aqsa Mosque and gold-capped Dome of the Rock, it is Islam’s third-holiest shrine. Jews revere it as the location of the two biblical Jewish temples, making it the holiest site in Judaism. Disagreements over who should control the holy site have helped scuttle past Mideast peace talks. On Thursday, Israeli archaeologist Zachi Zweig said a tractor used to dig the trench damaged the foundation of a 7-yard-wide wall “that might have been a remnant of the Second Temple.” Zweig said his group, the Public Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount, drew that conclusion because of the location of the damaged foundation. “We saw the damage for ourselves and documented it,” he said. By Amy Teibel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM – Israeli archaeologists charged Thursday that digging overseen by Islamic religious leaders at a hotly disputed Jerusalem holy site damaged a wall that might date back to the Bible. Islamic authorities responsible for Haram as-Sharif, known to Jews as Temple Mount, said digging a trench was necessary to replace 40-year-old electrical cables. They called the Israeli group’s charges “sheer propaganda.”
8 Out: Nathan Ake (Watford) – £4.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Watford defender is suspended for three games after his red card against Tottenham, which is all the reason you need to drop him. Out: Juan Mata (Manchester United) – £8.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As the Red Devils form falters, so does the majestic Mata. Hes now without an assist since September, and without a goal since November 7. Drop him until he and Man United get back to their best. 8 Out: Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) – £6.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Rather crazily, 15.9% of FPL managers have got the Belgian in their squads, despite the fact he is made of glass. Hes out again with another injury so ditch the expensive defender. We’ve got one last gameweek over the festive period and one last match before a winter break as the FA Cup comes in to disrupt the fixture list.A lot has changed in the last few days with teams hitting form and others having their bubbles burst.But who are the men you need to get out of your squads and who do you need to sign? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to find out our Fantasy Premier League tips… Out: Mousa Dembele (Tottenham) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – One of Spurs most improved players this season, the Belgian has been in and out of the team due to injuries and illness. Hes out again so it might be worth giving him the heave-ho. In: Jose Fonte (Southampton) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Solid and reliable, Fonte has been a big success for the Saints and continues to impress at the back. While other teams plump for Scott Dann, Toby Alderweireld and other defenders, we reckon the Portuguese star is worth a punt with fixtures against Norwich, Watford and West Brom next. In: Dele Alli (Tottenham) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Incredibly, Spurs not-so-secret weapon this season, Alli, is still available at an amazingly low price. The English star can get goals and assists and is an able replacement for his team-mate. 8 8 8 8 8 8 In: Dusan Tadic (Southampton) – £6.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – We could have named a number of players to replace Mata but we think, to get a jump on those players still with the usual suspects, like Riyad Mahrez, Ross Barkley and the newly appreciated Mark Arnautovic, you should consider the Serb star who has two assists in his last two games. In: Ryan Bennett (Norwich) – £3.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In favour with Alex Neil, Bennett is getting plenty of game time and is dirt cheap the perfect defender for your bench. Hell free up some money for the January transfers.
Charging that students from low-income homes will be evicted from athletic fields, a law firm representing the San Fernando Valley’s largest youth sports program has asked the Los Angeles Unified School District board to reconsider plans to charge for after-school facilities use. Many of the 10,000 students who participate in the nonprofit Valley Youth Conference’s programs will lose their only regular after-school activity, John Carpenter, a partner at Carpenter & Zuckerman, wrote in a letter to the board. “This is an illegally imposed tax on families, and these school grounds are already paid for by our tax dollars. This is an unfair policy of charging school-age children to use their own schools,” said Carpenter, representing the Valley Youth Conference. “This was imposed without any notice or comment by the public, and we think that’s improper, and we’re asking the LAUSD to put this out in the open and subject it to comment and figure out a solution to this, and if necessary, we’ll sue.” “The district is exploring using a foundation to help groups that find it difficult to pay the fees so they can apply for relief.” The letter from Carpenter includes about 300 signatures of Valley Youth Conference families and volunteers and asks that the board hold a public hearing no later than Jan. 15 – the deadline for facility-usage applications – and reverse the policy. The charitable organization offers year-round sports programs, including Pop Warner football, basketball, track and cheerleading, for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, Pasadena and parts of the Westside. The charge would effectively obliterate the Valley Youth Conference’s program, Carpenter said. “The VYC will have no choice but to pass these usage fees on to the boys and girls who participate in its programs,” he wrote. “The inexorable result is that the VYC and similar organizations will be filled with children of privilege, and the public school fields will be effectively rented to the rich. “Worse, those children who arguably are in most need of the VYC’s program will be priced out of participating.” For the latest school news, go to www.insidesocal.com/education.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! District policy implemented by Superintendent David Brewer III calls for a three-tier fee structure for groups using school facilities after hours to help offset annual costs of $3.8million to $4.8million. Groups will either be charged $10 an hour for use of facilities or $25.50 an hour – in addition to a $5 daily charge and a $77.10 four-month permit. To determine which fee a group will pay, a questionnaire is being developed to assess whether a group serves district students and operates within LAUSD boundaries. Tim Bower, director of Beyond the Bell, which oversees after-school programs for the district, said the fees are in line with what the city of Los Angeles is charging for similar facilities. “We put a lot of thought into that. These fees are reduced from the actual direct costs that the district is incurring, and we don’t expect to recover anywhere near that,” he said.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Beavers hit 12 of their first 14 shots and led by as many as 23 points in the first half, with Arizona getting within 41-24 on a 3-pointer by Shakur. The Wildcats came out in a press after halftime and got back in the game after trailing 46-24. Arizona went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 55-44 on Shakur’s three-point play. Less than 2 minutes later, after a turnover by Jason Fontenet, Adams finished a fast break with a rim-shaking dunk that got Arizona within seven. Shakur completed another three-point play to cut the lead to 61-59, and the junior point guard tied the game with a scoop shot with 4 minutes to go. The Beavers entered the game coming off a 72-64 win over California that snapped a 14-game road losing streak that dated to the 2003-04 season. Nick DeWitz had 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Oregon State lost a 22-point second-half lead then held off No. 24 Arizona 75-65 on Thursday night in Corvallis, Ore. Chris Stephens and Sasa Cuic each added 13 points for the Beavers (9-6, 2-2 Pac-10), who outscored Arizona 14-4 over the final 4 minutes after the Wildcats had rallied to tie the game. Hassan Adams had 22 points and five steals and Mustafa Shakur added 17 points for the Wildcats (10-5, 3-2). No. 12 Pittsburgh 73, DePaul 65 : Aaron Gray scored 20 points and Carl Krauser had 19 for host Pittsburgh, which shook off a 13-point deficit to remain one of three unbeatens in Division I with a victory. Pitt, unranked as late as two weeks ago, is 13-0 for only the fourth time in its 100-year basketball history to join No. 1 Duke (15-0) and No. 2 Florida (15-0) as the only major unbeatens. Oregon 67, Arizona St. 53 : Aaron Brooks scored 19 points to lead Oregon to a win against visiting Arizona State. Malik Hairston added 16 points for the Ducks, and scored seven straight during a 13-5 run late in the second half that increased Oregon’s lead from 51-44 to 64-49 with 3:25 to play. Women No 1. Tennessee 94, No. 13 Georgia 85: Candace Parker scored a career-high 26 points andTennessee remained undefeated with a victory over visiting Georgia. Parker, who was 10-of-15 from the field, also had 10 rebounds and six assists. Sidney Spencer and Shanna Zolman each scored 17 points for the Lady Vols, and Alexis Hornbuckle added 12 despite getting into foul trouble late in the game. No. 3 LSU 79, South Carolina 46: Seimone Augustus scored 22 points and LSU won its 17th straight game in the SEC at home. No. 7 Connecticut 92, Cincinnati 71: Mel Thomas had 16 of her 21 points in the second half to lead host Connecticut to the win. No. 8 Ohio St. 72, Iowa 62: Jessica Davenport had 34 points, 16 rebounds and six assists to help visiting Ohio State get its sixth win in the last seven games. No. 9 Michigan St. 69, Wisconsin 63: Liz Shimek scored 18 points and grabbed her 1,000th career rebound to lead visiting Michigan State. No. 12 Purdue 60, No. 17 Minnesota 56, (OT): Aya Traore scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half and overtime to lift visiting Purdue to the victory. No. 15 Arizona St. 44, Oregon 43 : Emily Westerberg hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to lead Arizona State to the win at home. No. 23 Vanderbilt 87, Mississippi St. 48: Liz Sherwood scored 16 of her 22 points in the first half to lead Vanderbilt to the home victory. Pepperdine 59, Gonzaga 58, OT: Jasmane Clarendon scored 13 points and Teiosha George had 11 off the bench as the Waves (5-11, 2-1 West Coast Conference) outscored the Bulldogs 4-3 in the extra period to win. Gonzaga fell to 7-11 and 2-1. USC 81, Washington State 60: Eshaya Murphy scored 18 points, Jamie Hagiya had 16 and Chole Kerr had 12 as the visiting Trojans (11-5, 5-2 Pac-10 Conference) outlasted the Cougars. Washington 96, UCLA 75: Junior guard Cameo Hicks scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the second half for the Huskies (12-3, 5-1 Pac-10 Conference) in a win over the visiting Bruins (9-7, 4-3), who were led by Nikki Blue’s 24 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Marcel Jones scored twice and Cuic hit a 15-footer with 59 seconds left to give Oregon State a 69-63 lead. The Beavers scored the game’s first 14 points and completely dominated the opening 8 minutes. By the time Arizona called a timeout with 11:49 left in the half, Oregon State was up 20-4, had made nine of 10 shots and had a 6-1 rebounding advantage.
The Donegal Town community is celebrating a major achievement tonight after winning the prestigious Pride of Place 2019 award.The award celebrates the best in community development and recognises the selfless efforts of people in making their local neighbourhoods better places to live, work and socialise.The Donegal Town Community Chamber was announced as the overall IPB Pride of Place winners at a ceremony in Kilkenny’s Lyrath Hotel this Saturday night. The award was presented to Ernan and Mary McGettigan of the Donegal Town Chamber.The prize comes during a bumper year of success for Donegal Town. Having won the title of Ireland’s Foodiest Town 2019 in August, the new award brings even more recognition to the community effort, voluntary contributions and development of Donegal Town.Donegal Town is buzzing with Christmas festivities this weekend following the annual lights switch-on. Locals and visitors alike have enjoyed A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town, shopping sprees, food tours and the Savour the Flavour event in local hotels, cafes and restaurants all weekend. Celebrations as Donegal Town wins Ireland’s Pride of Place 2019 was last modified: December 4th, 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)
PALMDALE – Snow is possible today and Sunday in the Antelope Valley, the National Weather Service says. A cold winter storm that originated in the Gulf of Alaska could drop snow tonight as low as 2,500 to 3,000 feet – meaning over much of the Antelope Valley. Briefly at times tonight and Sunday, heavy showers could fall as low as 2,000 feet, the weather service said. “That’s a very good possibility at this point in time, due to the cold nature of the storm,” weather service spokesman Bill Hoffer said. The weather service issued a winter storm watch warning of possibly hazardous weather through tonight for the Antelope Valley, east Kern County, the San Gabriel and Tehachapi Mountains, and the mountains of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. 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 Depending on the amount of moisture that it pulls out of the Pacific Ocean, the storm carries the potential of dropping up to six inches of snow in Southern California mountains and one to two inches in the Antelope Valley, forecasters said. Downtown Palmdale is about 2,700 feet in elevation, central Lancaster about 2,400 feet and Pearblossom about 3,100 feet. “The higher you go, the more you are going to get into it,” Hoffer said. Even at 3,000 feet, snowfall could snarl traffic on the Antelope Valley Freeway, whose highest point between Acton and Agua Dulce is more than 3,200 feet. Snow was already falling Friday afternoon on Interstate 5, which tops 4,100 feet in the Tejon Pass. Caltrans’ and the California Highway Patrol’s first priority in a snowstorm is keeping Interstate 5 open, with the Antelope Valley Freeway a secondary priority and canyon roads such as Bouquet Canyon last in priority, CHP Lt. Andria Witmer said. Travelers should be prepared in advance and know how high of elevations they’ll be crossing, Witmer said. People who expect to be out of the valley today should also have a friend or relative in the area to call to check if snow has begun, she said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!