Akapo: “The fairest thing is to win the title on the field”

first_imgThe future of the competition remains unknown, but the winger believes it will resume. “I think the league will end. It will be the fairest, because winning anything on the field is the fairest and finishing the entire season. If it is not finished then there will be another option, but in the world of football I think we all want to play again as soon as possible. “ fifteen The Cadiz The week has started with a virtual meeting through the official channels. Fans asked several questions to Carlos Akapo to get to know him a little more. The footballer is not enjoying minutes this season, just He has played two Copa del Rey games, against Lealtad and Logroñés, and just over ten minutes in League in front of Lugo, the last meeting before the competition stopped. The footballer is proud of the cadista fans. “We are in a very good year and the people respond incredibly well. I came only one year with Huesca, and it impressed me as a visitor, but now more. The atmosphere, the good vibes, the pressure … that drives us when we play to give that extra energy to win some games. “In fact, he insists that they will suffer in the absence of an audience if the closed-door competition finally resumes. “You never prepare to play a game behind closed doors, but it’s the circumstances that have arisen. You have to be psychologically prepared. An empty Carranza is not the same as pressing, Changes a lot. We will have to get used to it, but I hope it will be for a short time. “Akapo also spoke of his companions. “I get along very well with everyone, but with Álex Fernández, Ivan Alejo, Iza, Elder brother, Pombo and Luismi (Quezada) They are the ones I get together with the most because we are more or less the same age. “He had good words for his rival in the right-back position, Iza Carcelén. “I get along very well with him. He is a very great companion and friend, although we fight for a position we are companions and we have to help each other. He is a boy of my age and he is a great support for me in the dressing room and outside.”There were also compliments for Alberto Perea. “It is a scandalous thing and it is at a very high level. I have a hard time defending him in training because he has a very strong start and handles both legs very well, so you do not know where he is going to start, and even if you know he manages to leave “Carlos Akapo is international with Equatorial Guinea, a decision of which he is very proud. “Being my father from Equatorial Guinea, the opportunity arose and I did not think about it. It is a very big thing, representing an entire country is a very big responsibility. You see other cultures, you travel to many countries and it is also very good to know In my first year in Second B with the Hurricane I got the call. “ Akapo affirms that he came to Cádiz because “they paid a lot of attention to meAnd when my name came out they did not hesitate to bring me. After a difficult situation for me due to injury, it was a gamble for me. Come to a club as big as him Cadiz, with the history and the people that follow it is a challenge for me. I’m fighting and training hard to be available to the team. “last_img read more

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Hunger strikers call on Trudeau to stop Site C

first_imgThe letter from the Vancouver Hunger Strikers finishes by asking, ‘Mr. Trudeau, will you keep your promise?’ In the House of Commons last month, Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna stated that the former government approved the project and set legally binding conditions with which the proponent must comply.She added that construction has started on Site C, and BC Hydro must meet requirements set out in the EA decision and other regulatory requirements.Some have come to interpret this as a signal that the Liberal government doesn’t intend to stop Site C, or hasn’t made any intentions clear.President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Grand Chief Stewart Philip, said late last year that Trudeau must veto the project to show his commitment to reconciliation.Advertisement VANCOUVER, B.C. — Protesters of Site C based in Vancouver have penned an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling on him to stop Site C construction.The letter argues that, because Treaty 8 First Nations have not provided consent to construction of the Site C dam, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not upholding his promise build a “renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples” by allowing it to continue.Wednesday marks the eleventh day of the hunger strike, and one protester, Kristin Henry, intends to quit eaten until the project is scrapped altogether. She hasn’t eaten anything since March 13.- Advertisement -“She is already facing serious health risks, and the likelihood of permanent physical consequences grows with every day this hunger strike continues,” the letter states. “She has been joined by other hunger strikers who agree that construction of the Site C dam cannot continue.”On Thursday, the hunger strikers will be inviting people to join them and send letters. According to a social media post on Facebook, over 70 letters have already been sent.According to agrologist Wendy Holm, who is referenced in the letter, the Peace River Valley could feed one million people due to its unique micro-climate, soil, and access to water.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gor moves top of KPL log despite Tusker draw

first_imgThe result sees K’Ogalo move to 10 points, same as Mathare United who have however, scored fewer goals compared to the record 16-time KPL champions.Once again, with the CAF Champions League in the horizon, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr rung changes from the team that won 2-1 against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday.He also changed his system, dropping to a 3-5-2 formation with Humphrey Mieno and Cersidy Okeyo both starting against their former employers partnering in midfield.Joachim Oluoch and Charles Momanyi were both drafted into the starting team as well, joining Harun Shakava in the three-man defense while Innocent Wafula plied the right wingback position.Youngster Eliud Loukwam signed straight from school at the beginning of the season was handed his debut for Gor, starting up as the point-man in attack alongside Ephraim Guikan.Tusker had the first two chances of the game, first, former boy Timothy Otieno trying to pick out Boniface Oluoch off his line with a dipping effort which went wide before Boniface Muchiri headed wide from a Robert Achema cross.In the sixth minute, a quick one-two change of passes at the top of the box between Loukwam and Lawrence Juma saw Wafula pick out the ball, but he had a heavy touch as he strode into the box with keeper Boniface Oluoch coming off to collect.Gor came very close to opening the scoring in the 14th minute when Momanyi rose decently to meet a Juma cross, but the ball evaded the target by a whisker.Gor Mahia forward Eliud Loukwam vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Bonventure Khasabuli during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFour minutes later, Loukwam had a brilliant opportunity to mark his debut with a goal, but he over-cooked the meal.Another one-two touch of passes saw Guikan set up Loukwam, but the youngster tried too many touches on the ball when he should have just tapped home one-time, his final effort being deflected for a corner.The frantic start however fizzled off as the pace of the game died down, each side playing cautiously. Tusker were sitting back and hoping to hit on the counter using the pace of their front three of Muchiri, Achema and Amos Asembeka.They should have punished Gor with 10 minutes left to half time after Momanyi lost the ball cheaply on the left. Otieno took up the gift, steamed forward to pick out Asembeka whose shot on the weaker left foot went inches over the bar.At the stroke of half time, Otieno had an opportunity to hit his former employers, but he headed over from a good position after being picked out by a Muchiri cross.In the second half, both coaches sought to shuffle their cards with Timbe pulling out Achema for Mathew Odongo while Kerr brought in Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi for Wafula. Later, the tactician also pulled out Liukwam for Meddie Kagere.Tusker FC defender Eugene Asike heads the ball away under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Eliud Loukwam during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHowever, the pace of the game couldn’t pick up until the final 15 minutes.In the 75th minute of the game, a swift counter attack saw Kagere spring with the ball upfield from the left before picking out Guikan’s run, the Ivorian facing veteran Duncan Ochieng one on one.Ochieng managed to block Guikan’s effort superbly with the forward managing to get a second bite of the cherry when the ball rebounded off the keeper. However, he slammed the ball on the crossbar with an open goalmouth.Seven minutes to go, Gor Mahia almost paid for that blunder but Momanyi cleared off the line when Jackson Macharia’s header skipped over Boniface Oluoch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Ivorian forward Ephraim Guikan vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Collins Shivachi during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Feb 28- Ivorian striker Ephraim Guikan had perhaps what could be ranked as the miss of the season as Kenyan Premier League holders Gor Mahia was held to a 0-0 draw by Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday.Guikan had the goalmouth at his mercy from four yards out with 15 minutes left on the clock but somehow failed to hit the target slamming the ball into the crossbar when it was harder to miss than score.last_img read more

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Teen surrenders in brawl slaying

first_imgSTEVENSON RANCH – An 18-year-old from Stevenson Ranch surrendered Wednesday to sheriff’s officials in the slaying of another young man in a weekend brawl. Michael Stephens, who attended Hart High School and now works in construction, turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday, said his attorney, Richard Hirsch. Hirsch and a private investigator hired by Stephens’ family declined further comment. No charges had been filed Wednesday as sheriff’s homicide investigators continued piecing together the events that led to the violent death of Joshua Pipho, 20, of Canyon Country. Rosendberg said the incident should serve as a warning for young people who drink and party to realize trouble can break out and they could face tough consequences. pat.aidem@dailynews.com 661-257-5251 Staff Writer160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A friend of Pipho’s, Chad White, 20, also was attacked – stabbed 17 times – and remained hospitalized. Investigators searched the Stephens family’s home Tuesday afternoon, said sheriff’s Lt. Dan Rosendberg, noting the teen’s father was devastated, yet cooperative. “It’s the absolute worst nightmare I can imagine,” Rosendberg said. “This could happen in Stevenson Ranch or in any affluent neighborhood.” Pipho died early Saturday in the parking lot of a condominium complex where a fight broke out when one youth’s truck was being vandalized. Investigators believe a party was going on and spilled outside. One young man indicated he was leaving, but drove back and rammed his car into Pipho, then got out and stabbed him several times before running him over with the car, witnesses said. Rosendberg would not say if Stephens was that driver. Stephens does not live in the condo complex where the fight broke out, but in a nearby neighborhood, Rosendberg said. The lieutenant also said authorities expect to make additional arrests in the case. last_img read more

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CLUB PRESIDENT’S DAY AT NAIRN AND PORTNOO GOLF CLUB THIS WEEKEND

first_imgMr David Kelly our Club President will hold his big day on Sat. 11th June, we would ask all members to make the effort to play on the day to support one of the most popular members of the club. On The Club team front we had mixed results over the last few weeks our mixed Foursomes, Junior Cup Jimmy Bruen and Pierce Purcell teams made their exit just finishing a few strokes behind the fourth placed teams The Minor League team had a very good result in Ballyliffin taking two and a half matches with the home leg to come, also the Ulster Fourball team are still in the competition and play this week against Donegal As was stated a few weeks ago our new website will be up and running maybe by the time you read these notes so once again the club are keeping up with trend of most big clubs and progressing forward The winner of the J.J.Reid Motors Stableford was Tom Rawdon with a score of 43pts closely followed by Barry Doherty on 42pts Results J.J.Reid Motors 1st Tom Rawdon (21) 43pts, 2nd Barry Doherty (13) 42pts, 3rd Kevin Gilgunn (20) 39pts b.o.t., Best Sat. Pat O’Gorman (10) 38pts, Front Nine P.J.Gallagher (12) 21pts, Back Nine Kieran Cunnea (12) 23pts, Cat A Finn McCrory (9) 39pts, Cat B John R Quinn (12) 38pts, Cat C Des Mc Gettigan (20) 39pts Fixtures Open every wed. Sun. 5th June Single Stableford sponsored by Killybegs Golf Society CLUB PRESIDENT’S DAY AT NAIRN AND PORTNOO GOLF CLUB THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAgolfSportlast_img read more

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FUFA Super 8 to start early next month

first_img Tags: FUFA Super 8 Comments Vipers SC will be part of the FUFA Super 8 after winning the 2017/18 UPL league title (file photo)FUFA Super 8 20181st – 25th AugustThe FUFA Super was first a myth amongst the football fraternity but it has turned in to reality after the football governing body confirmed it on Wednesday, 11th July.The tournament will run for three weeks starting 1st to 25th of August, just under a month before the start of the 2018/19 Uganda Premier League season.It will comprise of eight teams, six from the previous UPL season and two that gained promotion from the Big League.The ones from the previous UPL season are those that finished in the top six while those from the big league are the ones that won their respective groups (Elgon and Rwenzori).No registration fee is required to participate in this tournament.In the unlikely event that any of the above teams is unable to participate, priority shall be given to the next ranked team in the 1st Division from the previous season.Prize Money of the 2018 edition for the Super 8 has been set at UGX 30 million to be shared by all 8 clubs with the winning team taking UGX 10,000,000 (ten million) and Runner up UGX 5,000,000 (Five million).Clubs are required to register for the tournament by Thursday 12th July 2018 and their squad by Friday 20th July 2018 with the FUFA Competitions Department.The format of play is a single-tie knockout tournament. No registration fee is required.The top six in the 2017/18 UPL Season.1. Vipers SCKCCA FCSC VillaOnduparaka FCKirinya JSSBul FCThe top two in 2017/18 Big League:Ndejje University FCNyamityobora FClast_img read more

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ICC Champions Trophy: Unpredictable Pakistan can’t be written off, says Shahid Afridi

first_imgPakistan trumped South Africa on Thursday to prove they remain arguably the most unpredictable team in international cricket and former all-rounder Shahid Afridi said it would be a mistake to write them off in the ongoing Champions Trophy.Four days after being steamrolled by arch-rivals India, Sarfraz Khan and his team mates upset South Africa in the rain-hit match to revive their Group B campaign in Birmingham.Consistency has never been their strong point but Afridi, who featured in Pakistan’s five Champions Trophy campaigns, said the win has the potential to transform the young side.”It is heartening to see Pakistan play the way it did and I hope it continues its good work and brings smiles on the faces of our passionate cricket fans,” Afridi wrote in a column for cricket governing body website www.icc-cricket.com.”I also feel that Pakistan shouldn’t be ruled out of title contention anymore. The win today can make this side do some amazing things in the tournament. Once again write Pakistan off at your own peril,” he added.Paceman Hasan Ali led Pakistan’s improved bowling performance against South Africa, claiming 3/24 to help restrict the Proteas to 219-8 in 50 overs.Pakistan were 119-3 in 27 overs, 19 runs ahead under the Duckworth-Lewis method – which governs such weather-hit contests – when rain intervened to give them their first win in the tournament.Afridi was particularly impressed with 23-year-old Hasan Ali, who walked away with the man-of-the-match award.”I don’t recall Pakistan fast bowlers delivering match-winning performances in recent years, hence Hasan’s three-wicket spell made me really happy.advertisement”He is a mature bowler for his age, has decent pace and the ability of seaming the ball while he can also make the old ball reverse with impeccable control.”Pakistan conclude their Group B campaign against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday.last_img read more

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Cutty Sark x Generic Surplus Exclusive Sneakers

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn The Best American Liqueur The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less You might not actually be able to see them as they’re mixing the perfect Old Fashioned, but isn’t it about time bartenders got a great shoe that works as hard as they do? L.A. sneaker brand Generic Surplus thought so, which is why they teamed with Cutty Sark to design a sneaker inspired by the spirit of their new Prohibition Edition whiskey with both comfort and style in mind. The black on black design brings street style indoors with a leather upper and non-slip vulcanized sole that will keep you stuck to that bar mat, board or simply the city sidewalk. White and yellow accents make them stand out while the striped lining and ship embossed on the tongue are a nod to Cutty Sark’s original whiskey bottle.Released 90 years after Prohibition repeal, Cutty Sark’s latest scotch celebrates Captain Williams McCoy who smuggled the spirit into America back in the 1920s. The “small batch” blend is aged in hand-selected American oak casks to give it a smooth but complex finish. Bottled at 100 proof, this whiskey is sure to give you a beautiful buzz.We tried these exclusive sneakers out this weekend, and they were perfect for everything from a fall foliage walk to hitting the dance floor. Get yours for $149.99 at genericsurplus.com.last_img read more

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Finnlines Brings Promas Lite into the Baltic Sea

first_imgzoom Rolls-Royce has won a contract to install its efficient Promas Lite propulsion system on two vessels for ferry operator Finnlines.Promas Lite is an integrated propeller and rudder system that increases efficiency and is designed specifically for retrofitting to existing ships.These will be the fifth and sixth Finnlines vessels to feature Promas Lite, following a contract for four shipsets earlier this year.Emanuele Grimaldi, President and CEO, Finnlines, said: “Environmental compliance and cost efficient operations are key factors in the success of Finnlines. The installation of the Promas Lite systems on our modern ro-ro vessels is a major step in the implementation of our strategy.”Andrew Marsh, Rolls-Royce, President – Services said: “We have been delighted to work together with Finnlines to bring the first installation of Promas Lite into the Baltic Sea. We value the strong relationship that we hold with Finnlines, and they are a key component of our growing presence in the area.“Not only will Finnlines achieve a reduction in fuel consumption, but we are also delighted to play a part in lowering their NOx emissions, creating a healthier and greener environment at sea.” Press Release, September 11, 2014last_img read more

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