Sheff Wed 0 – 0 Millwall

first_imgWallace went close shortly after the restart, floating a free-kick over the defensive wall with the ball going a fraction wide.Windass got a shot on target but it was straight at Bialkowski who made a comfortable save.Hutchinson failed to make the most of a great opportunity, heading over after meeting a Wallace corner.Bialkowski then came to his side’s rescue, making a good save down to his left to keep out Adam Reach’s firm drive.The keeper made another stop from Reach after the midfielder found himself in space on the left-hand side of the area.Wednesday manager Garry Monk made a change just before the hour, sending on Izzy Brown in place of Joey Pelupessy.Both sides made a substitution in the 68th minute with Callum Paterson replacing Kachunga for the home team and the opposition replacing Wallace with Connor Mahoney.Mahoney set up a great chance for Smith, delivering an inch-perfect cross which the striker headed wide from the edge of the six-yard box.Wednesday striker Jack Marriott joined the action as a replacement for Van Aken and then a double substitution for the visitors saw Bodvarsson and Tom Bradshaw come on in place of Smith and Bennett.Marriott had a chance to win it in stoppage time after meeting Brown’s free-kick but Bialkowski got down to his right to make the save. The Wednesday line-up showed one enforced change, with Joost van Aken taking over from the suspended Kadeem Harris.Millwall boss Gary Rowett made three changes with Matt Smith, Ryan Leonard and Mason Bennett replacing Shane Ferguson, Ben Thompson and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson – the latter two included among the substitutes. – Advertisement –  Sheffield Wednesday climbed off the foot of the Sky Bet Championship table for the first time this season following a goalless draw with Millwall.The point was enough to see them overtake Derby after their points deduction for a breach of EFL rules was halved to six points on appeal earlier this week.- Advertisement – Elias Kachunga had a good early chance for the hosts, finding space to make a driving run towards the centre of the area before firing wide of the target.- Advertisement – Millwall’s first effort came from Scott Malone, who headed narrowly wide following Mason Bennett’s ball in.Ryan Leonard then dragged his shot wide after a Jed Wallace cross caused problems for the home defence.Millwall skipper Shaun Hutchinson presented the hosts with an opening when his stray pass was intercepted by Josh Windass. He advanced into the area and fired in a shot which was beaten away by Bartosz Bialkowski at his near post.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Jakarta deputy governor confirmation hearing to go ahead despite COVID-19

first_imgThe confirmation hearing for the Jakarta deputy governor, set to take place on March 23, will go ahead as planned with some restrictions imposed as precautionary measures against COVID-19, the Jakarta Council said. The council is expected to hold a plenary session on March 23 to choose between Gerindra Party politician Riza Patria and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Nurmansyah Lubis as a deputy to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan for the 2020-2022 period. Council speaker Prasetyo Edi Marsudi said attendees of the plenary session would be limited to city councillors, Jakarta agency heads and mayors. The Jakarta Health Agency is expected to help with the standard operating procedure, such as by providing face masks, hand sanitizer and conducting temperature checks. “[Governor] Anies should have a partner in this kind in this kind of situation. He needs input from a partner, namely a deputy governor,” Prasetyo, a Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician, told the press at his office on Tuesday. The deputy governor seat has been left vacant since the former deputy governor, Gerindra Party politician Sandiaga Uno, resigned to run as a vice presidential candidate alongside fellow Gerindra politician Prabowo Subianto in the 2019 elections.The PDI-P holds the most seats on the 106-strong council with 25 seats, followed by Gerindra with 19 seats and the PKS with 15 seats.Riza, a former House of Representatives member, has said he was backed by, among others, the Golkar Party’s Jakarta deputy chairman, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, and the PDI-P. Meanwhile, Nurmasyah has said he is backed by, among others, council deputy speaker Abdurrahman Suhaimi.The feasibility of the 23 March plenary session to choose a deputy governor has been questioned as the central government and the Jakarta administration have discouraged large scale meetings to prevent the COVID-19 from further spreading. Speaker Prasetyo said the council would not receive or conduct any visits for the time being as a preventive measure against COVID-19. As of Wednesday morning, Indonesia has reported 172 confirmed cases of COVID-19. (dfr)Topics :last_img read more

Former Syracuse forward Alex Halis to play for Grand Canyon University

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse forward Alex Halis will play for Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona this upcoming season following his transfer from SU, GCU head coach Schellas Hyndman said in a phone call Tuesday afternoon.Halis left Syracuse after starting 22 of 38 games in his first two years under head coach Ian McIntyre, scoring 10 goals and assisting on three. This past season, he started the Orange’s final four games of the season — two in the conference tournament and two in the NCAA tournament — and scored three goals combined in games against Duke, Louisville and Georgetown.Earlier this year, Halis declined to go into detail for the reason behind his transfer. “Whatever happened, happened,” Halis said via Twitter direct message in February. “I’m obviously not happy I left Syracuse and I’m leaving it at that.”Grand Canyon first became a Division I team in the 2013-14 school year, joining the Western Athletic Conference. In the men’s soccer team’s two years in D-I, it has compiled a 9-26-4 record. Hyndman is entering his first year as head coach, having already amassed the sixth-most wins in NCAA Division I men’s soccer history (466) and garnering a Major League Soccer Coach of the Year Honor in 2010 after guiding FC Dallas to the MLS Cup final.Hyndman said he recently saw Halis playing in Halis’ home country of Canada and was impressed, but had a thought Halis would want to play professionally in Greece. Hyndman told Halis to be wary of the financial risks of the move due to the current state of the Greek economy, he said, and for multiple reasons eventually lured him to GCU, where both will be entering their inaugural season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHyndman added that Halis was intrigued he’d be tasked with building a successful team from the ground up and not one that was already a proven national powerhouse. The head coach also said his former resume definitely came in handy when attracting the former SU forward to play for him.Grand Canyon is building a 2,800 seat stadium on campus that will be used for the 2015 season. And now, Halis goes from starting on a team in the Sweet 16 to the newest member of one still trying to build an identity in Division I. Comments Published on July 14, 2015 at 3:08 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more