A-League Goal’s Top 20 A-League players: No.1 – Milos Ninkovic Cronan Yu @Cronan_Yu Last updated 2 years ago 15:28 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty A-League Melbourne Victory v Sydney Sydney Goal counts down the top 20 players currently playing in the A-League, as voted by its Australian journalists 1. MILOS NINKOVIC | Sydney FCAge: 32Nationality: SerbianPosition: Attacking midfielderA-League apps: 53 (Sydney FC)A-League goals: 13 (Sydney FC)Other clubs: Cukaricki (Serbia), Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), Red Star Belgrade (Serbia), Evian (France)Achievements: A-League championship (2016-17), A-League premiership (2016-17), Johnny Warren Medal (Sydney FC 2016-17)WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOWMilos Ninkovic was battered and bruised, but he was far from finished. The 32-year-old had been the A-League’s best player by that point and Melbourne Victory knew the danger he posed. Give him space and he could split your defence in half. So when Kevin Muscat’s men lined up against Sydney FC in the last season’s showpiece, they had one aim in mind, to mark the Serbian playmaker out of the game.With the forced into a more reserved role, the Sky Blues looked uninspired and well below the pace. Their only goal of the game essentially epitomised the way their performance. It was scrappy, and probably a tad lucky too.But in the end, although he had been limited to just a few cameos on the ball, it was Ninkovic – the side’s final penalty scorer – who stepped up when his side needed him most. Even if he almost couldn’t. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “I feel sore like after every game, but maybe this morning more than usually,” Ninkovic said in the aftermath of the Championship victory.His career, indeed, had led up to that point.The midfielder made a name for himself as a youngster making his way through the ranks of FK Cukaricki’s youth academy, one of the more untraditional routes towards the top.After two seasons with the first team, he then left for Dynanmo Kyiv, where he, despite his early struggles as a 19-year-old, would go on to spend nine seasons, making a total of 161 appearances in all competitions for the club.During that time, the 32-year-old was considered one of Dynamo’s best, and was duly awarded with a spot in Radomir Antic’s World Cup squad, and played a central midfielder in their final group match against the Socceroos.Little did the Serbian know that five years on from the clash, he would move to Australia five years later.”If somebody told me after the World Cup that I would play in Australia I would never have believed them but this is life and this is football. You never know what is going to be tomorrow,” he said.The mercurial midfielder enjoyed a stellar output in his first season in the Harbour City, but it was his contributions last year, which he had six goals and seven assists after just 13 matches, and finished with 10 goals and 11 assists in 32 matches.2017-18 PROSPECTSThe signing of Ninkovic on a marquee deal is a statement of intent from champions Sydney FC, who are favourites to defend their crown.Following a season in which he led the club’s charts in terms of chances created (47), dribbles completed (43), and ball recoveries (208), Sydney’s no.10 will be crucial in orchestrating the side’s attack and his link-up play with Brosque and Bobo could lead to another successful season in front of goal.And with Graham Arnold’s men challenging for four trophies this season, Ninkovic tells Goal he’s focused on winning more silverware.”I will be focusing on this season and we expect to win all four trophies we are competing for this season. Everything is possible if you work hard and have that belief so these are the achievements I am focusing on for this season.”Goal A-League 20: No.2 – Diego Costa (Perth Glory) No.3 – Besart Berisha (Melb Victory) No.4 – Mark Milligan (Melb Victory) No.5 – Alex Wilkinson (Sydney FC) No.6 – James Troisi (Melb Victory) No.7 – Bruno Fornaroli (Melb City) No.8 – Rhyan Grant (Sydney FC) No.9 – Eugene Galekovic (Melb City) No.10 – Andy Keogh (Perth Glory) No.11 – Alex Brosque (Sydney FC) No.12 – Bobo (Sydney FC) No.13 – Kosta Barbarouses (Melb Victory) No.14 – Isaias Sanchez (Adelaide United) No.15 – Luke DeVere (Brisbane Roar) No.16 – Michael Jakobsen (Melb City) No.17 – Brendon Santalab (WSW) No.18 – Michael Zullo (Sydney FC) No.19 – Brandon O’Neill (Sydney FC) No.20 – Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar)
December 4, 1999Much of the detailing-work in the construction of Arcosanti is performed on-site.Cabinets, trim, fixtures, lighting, and railings, to name a few, are all elementswhich are fabricated in the various shops. The reuse of materials in these fabricationsis always desirable, as well, and is an example of frugality in practice. In this photo, current workshopper, JamesDavenport, who has opted to spend his time in the Metalshop cuts apart some scrapmetal to obtain pieces which will be welded into a railing. Photo and text byBenjamin Ericson.
State Rep. Klint Kesto today announced he will conduct coffee hours on a regular basis in the district, as well as a monthly legislative update at a local community center.Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said coffee hours will take place on the third Friday of each month at the following locations:Dunkin’ Donuts located at the Commerce Towne Center, 3050 Union Lake Road, from 9 to 10 a.m.; andMiracle Coffee, located at 40200 W. 14 Mile Road, from 1 to 2 p.m.Kesto also will host legislative updates for the community from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every third Friday of the month at the Ralph C. Richardson Community Center, 1485 Oakley Park Road in Commerce Township. Kesto, his staff or a special speaker will deliver information to community members during the event.“It is very important that I receive valuable feedback and ideas from residents of the community regarding state and local government at these events,” Kesto said. “Equally important is letting community members know what is transpiring in Lansing and how it will affect their quality of life. I always look forward to meeting with hard-working taxpayers in the 39th District.”No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Kesto at 517-373-1799 or via email at KlintKesto@house.mi.gov.##### Categories: Kesto News,News 13Jan Kesto sets regular coffee hours, legislative updates in district
Second screen experiences on smartphones are reflecting the “increasingly sophisticated nature” of what viewers expect from their connected TVs, according to Google executive George Panayotopoulos.Speaking at the PEVE Entertainment conference in London yesterday, the Google industry manager for entertainment sales said that the interface for interacting with TVs needed to match the capabilities of smart TVs – at a time when younger viewers are increasingly turning to smaller screens as their primary viewing experience.“One of the things that Google TV learnt in its first outing was that even a WiFi keyboard is a very poor interface to interact with extremely rich and deep content. I think some of the devices like Xbox Glass and YouTube’s own mobile app that syncs with YouTube applications on TVs are very much a reflection of that need of the users to do increasingly complicated things,” said Panayotopoulos.However, he added: “We are now seeing an increasing number of zero TV households, particularly among youths. So the analogy of normally a teenager having a TV in their room – that’s actually decreasing somewhat – because they have a laptop, because they have mobile devices, because they have tablets and they can access the same services through those devices. It negates the need, in some cases for them to be a TV in a room.”Speaking on the same panel, called ‘monestising the smart living room,’ Shazam’s vice-president of advertising Miles Lewis said that it was the desire for users of its music recognition app to find out about content on TV that led the firm to focus more directly on the TV space.“We didn’t set out to create an app that links to TV or TV advertising, it was the consumer that drove us to that position. It was two years ago and we suddenly realised an awful lot of people were Shazaming TV,” he said, claiming that “now in the US, all 160 main channels are Shazam-enabled.”Saffron Digital’s chief commercial officer, Amelia Gammon, however, warned that there could be “a little bit of a bubble” in the hype around connected and second screen activity.“Everybody knows that there is a function and a reason for us to offer second screen apps, but I don’t think there’s some very, very good examples of how those are being used,” she said.