EHF CL Round 4 Expected Thursday

← Previous Story Al-Sad won Asian Club League Championship Next Story → Danish NT coach, Ulrik Wilbek: “We want to be in TOP 7 in Sweden” Three matches of EHF Champions League at Thursday and expected winners. Most dramatic was in Constanta, where HCM took first points in last five second (Stavrositu scored goal in last attack) of the game against Bosna Sarajevo 26:25 (14:12). That was a battle for a fourth place in Group with Ciudad Real, C.O Zagreb and SG Flensburg, where Bosna has biggest chances after draw with C.O Zagreb in Sarajevo in Round 2.CONSTANTA: Stanesku, Popesku (11 saves) Nikolae 2, Šuh, Baičeanu 2, Stavrositu 4, Sadoveak, Toma 7 (2), Angelovski 1, Adžić, Čepregi 4, Sabou 1, Murešan 3, Onijekve 1, Riganas, Buričea 1. Coach: Eden Hairi;BOSNA BH GAS: Uvodić (12 saves), Morozov, Međić 7, Pucelj, Karačić 4 (2), Čakić, Kapisoda 1, Pažin 4, Vražalić 3, Čelica, Mesarić 1, Nekić 1, Raković, Divković 4. Coach: Irfan Smajlagić;HSV Hamburg has easy job against Swedish champion, Savehof 33:24 (16:14)HSV Handball: Sandström (21 saves); Bitter n.e.; Lackovic 6, M. Lijewski 5, B. Gille 4, Flohr 3, Hens 3, Lindberg 3/1, Kraus 2, Schröder 2, Duvnjak 2, Vori 2, Jansen 1, G. Gille, Schliedermann n.e.IK Sävehof: Forsberg (10 saves); Bergquist n.e. Jakobsson 5, J. Stenbäcken 5/1, Barud 3, Fritzon 3, R. Johansson 2, Apelgren 2, Friden 1, T. Johansson 1, Albrechtson 1, A. Stenbäcken 1, Nielsen, Berggren, Ottoson n.e., Forsell-Schefvert n.e.Russian Bears, Chehovski Medvedi beat Swiss Kadetten Schaffhausen 38:35 (21:15). HC Bosna SarajevoHCM ConstantaHSV Hamburg handballSG Flensburg read more

FRANCE – Simply the BEST

France won WHC 2011 It was most thrilling World Championships final since decades – and in the end France defended their title. The Frenchmen beat Denmark 37:35 after extra time in an incredible tensioned fight for Gold. For France it was the fourth WCh title after 1995, 2011 and 2009.Final: France – Denmark 37:35 (31:31, 15:12) (STATISTIC)They danced over the field after 70 highly intense minutes – and then the French players were handed over the Gold medals and the trophy in the confetti rain of Malmö. On the other hand the Danes were absolutely disappointed as they were on eye level and so close to their first ever WCh title. But they received a great applause from their supporters and Crown Prince Frederic, who attended the match – and the Silver medals.France is not only the only team which defended their title since 1974, but they’re now already qualified for the Olympics 2012 and the World Championship 2013 in Spain.After the 9:9 the French took the control of the match thanks to their physical strong back court players Nikola Karabatic and Xavier Barrachet. This duo extended the lead first to 12:9 and then to the half time result of 15:12. And right at the re-start Karabatic extended to the first four goal lead of the reigning champion. The Danes couldn’t start their usual fast match play as the French avoided their counter attacks, which were only visible in the very beginning.After the 20:17 for France the Danes improved their defense and stopped the French attackers – and the great show of All Star team player Mikkel Hansen started. He had his private duel with the Most Valuable WCh Player Nikola Karabatic. With his eighth goal Hansen equalized at 24:24, his ninth goal brought the 25:25. But the Danes couldn’t take the lead in this stage despite a World class performance of goalkeeper Niklas Landin – but they fought hard, even as France extended the gap to 29:27 in minute 55. The final stage was like Hitchcock: Danish equalizer to 29:29, France take the lead again – and Bertrand Gille missed the great chance to decide the game by missing the goal at the score of 30:29. Equalizer Denmark, 31:30 by Karabatic. Denmark bring their seventh field player for the last ten seconds, and right with the final whistle Bo Spellerberg hammers the ball into the back of the net – 31:31, extra time!Thanks to three Landin saves (including one penalty shot) Denmark take the lead for the first time in the game at the score of 33:32, but Karabatic (with his tenth goal) and Guigou turned the game to the half time score of 34:33. Two goals of Jerome Fernandez and a highly important save of Thierry Omeyer then finally brought France on the winner’s way – 36:34. The twelveth Hansen goal 20 seconds before the came too late – and Guigou celebrated the final score of 37:35 with jumps over the field. Final whistle, French victory, the party night of “Les Bleus” started right on the field. ← Previous Story WC 2011’s ideal lineup chosen – Karabatic MVP Next Story → French “golden master”, Claude Onesta: “We will play much more finals in future” read more

Group D – Only Croatia 100 – Norway goes home

← Previous Story Crazy evening in Novi Sad – Hungary ends French domination!? Next Story → Main Round start in “Arena”: Serbs against Germans for the semifinal! Interesting finish was seen also in Vrsac. After three rounds, Norway has to go home. Slovenia made a “small surprise” and won the clash against poor Iceland 34:32 (17:13). STATISTICS.In the last Vrsac’s match, Croatia beats Norway 26:20, easily and become the only team who finished Preliminary Round with 100%. STATISTICSSTANDINGS:Croatia 6Slovenia 2Iceland 2Norway 2

Dragana Cvijic three weeks out

Serbian line player, Dragana Cvijic (22) is injured in the last match of Buducnost Podgorica against French Metz Handball in the Women’s EHF Champions League. Despite concerns knee injury isn’t so serious as it was in 2010, when she operated ligaments and missed EHF EURO 2010 in Scandinavia.First MR results showed that Cvija will be out for three weeks. She will miss two matches of Serbia with Romania in the EHF EURO 2012 qualification, but probably will be ready for the EHF CL semifinal. ← Previous Story C.O Zagreb director Bartol Kaleb dies at 67 Next Story → Economic problems at Ademar Leon! Budućnost PodgoricaDragana CvijićHandball teamPodgoricaSerbian handballWomen’s handball

BATTTLE FOR BUDAPEST Larvik in Podgorica – Gyor waiting Krim

Battle for Budapest continues. Women’s EHF Champions League Main Phase – Round 3 will bring the new fantastic matches. The most interesting could be in Podgorica where Buducnost waiting for Larvik. If Norwegian team wants to stay competitive for two first places, Sulland and other girls have to steal some point in away matches. It will be extremelly tough against Buducnost who is playing in fantastic form…GROUP 1:Thüringer HC  –  IK Sävehof, 15:00Vardar  –  FC Midtjylland,  18:00Grupa 2:  Gyor – Krim,     Sunday 18:00Budućnost – Larvik, Sunday 20:00 ← Previous Story Isaias Guardiola to Aalborg! Next Story → Austrian squad for German test GyorLarvik HKwomen’s EHF CL

Montenegro looking for a new headcoach – Kastratovic sacked

Zoran Kastratovic is no longer head-coach of Montenegrian national team! Management Board of Montenegrian Handball Federation sacked him two years before the end of the contract due problems in relations with a group of experienced players. Kastratovic led Montenegro on two big events – WCh 2013 in Spain and EURO 2014 in Denmark.Montenegro made a huge success by elimination of Sweden in qualification for World Championship in Spain and Germany in battle for Danish VISA (EURO 2014).The only competition on which Montenegrian team competed before Kastratovic’s era was EHF EURO 2008 in Norway. handball coachhandball montenegroZoran Kastratovic ← Previous Story Mette Klit is the new coach of CSM Bucuresti! Next Story → UKRAINIAN HANDBALL REVOLUTION: Motor to TOP 16!

The youngest Dujshebaev Daniel to join RK Celje PL

Daniel Dujshebaev Talant Dujshebaev obviously knows where is the best place for his sons – in famous club from EX-Yugoslav area! His older son Alex, in the last few years became a world class star by playing at Macedonian RK Vardar Skopje. The 24-years old lefthander will join his father at Vive Tauron Kielce in summer 2017.The first international stop for younger son -left back Daniel, will be Slovenian RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, according to sources. The 19-years old shooter playing at BM Atletico Valladolid as loaned player from FC Barcelona Lassa.However, it is obvious that such a young player couldn’t get a chance in strong line-up like Spanish champions have.PHOTO: BM Atletico Valladolid ← Previous Story France 2017 – Day 8: Argentina VS Egypt “clash for eight-finals” Next Story → Spain stronger for Raul Entrerrios read more

Drunken Scots force diversion of Ibizabound Ryanair flight

first_imgA RYANAIR FLIGHT from Glasgow to Ibiza was forced to make an emergency landing in France after a group of drunk passengers started dancing in the aisles.The airline confirmed today that the passengers, described as Scots by local police, had been thrown off the plane at Beauvais airport north of the French capital on yesterday evening and questioned by authorities.“They thought they had already arrived in Ibiza,” a police spokesman said, explaining that after buying duty-free alcohol in Glasgow, they drank it on the plane and started dancing, causing such a ruckus that the pilot decided to divert to Beauvais.The plane eventually took off again without the partying passengers, who were released in the early hours of this morning and directed to a Beauvais train station to go to Paris.According to Beauvais airport management, the Ryanair crew has made an official complaint against the disruptive passengers, who could face charges at a later date.Ryanair spokesman Robin Kiely confirmed the incident.“A Ryanair flight from Glasgow Prestwick to Ibiza diverted into Paris Beauvais after a small group of passengers became disruptive on-board,” Kiely said.“On arrival, police removed and detained these 14 individuals. Ryanair apologised to the other 160 passengers for any inconvenience and delay to their journey, but will not tolerate unruly or disruptive passengers. This matter is now being dealt with by the French police.”Local police put the number of passengers questioned at 16.© AFP, 2013Read: Man finds entire house plumbed with cold beer > Read: Protesters sit down and block cars on O’Connell Bridge >last_img read more

Over 180 jobs announced across the country

first_imgMORE THAN 180 jobs have been announced today in companies across the country, mostly supported by Enterprise Ireland.Expansion by cooked meats producer Green Farm Foods in Westmeath will lead to the creation of 30 new jobs.An investment of over €3 million by O’Brien Fine Foods in Kildare will create 51 new jobs at its Timahoe meat plant in the next three years.A further 53 jobs in the next three years were announced by Swift Fine Foods, producer of ready meals, in Monaghan.In Dublin, a company offering support services for gaming systems, Stream Global Services, said it plans to offer more than 50 permanent positions in Dublin with another 200 seasonal positions focusing on technical support.The jobs announcements were welcomed by Minister Richard Bruton.Read: Good news for Dundalk as 200 jobs on way>Read: 75 new Irish jobs announced in software testing company>last_img read more

Poll Do you believe in global warming

first_imgA MAJOR REPORT due out today aims to convince sceptics that global warming is happening – and that it is a problem.Scientists say it is “extremely likely” – a term meaning it was 95-percent convinced – that humans caused more than half of the warming observed over the past 60 years.Today, we’re asking: Do you believe in global warming? No (2911) I’m not sure (852) YesNoI’m not sureVoteMajor report on climate change will be an ‘alarm clock moment’center_img Poll Results: Yes (3043)last_img

Hayes I have absolute confidence in Minister Reillys ability

first_imgMINISTER OF STATE Brian Hayes has said he has “absolute confidence” in Health Minister James Reilly’s ability to deliver savings announced in the Budget last week.Reilly has come up against criticism in the last week over the cuts due to be implemented in the health budget and reports today suggest he is under increasing pressure from his colleagues in government over his management of the department.The €666 million budget adjustment included a review of medical cards with the aim of saving €113 million, while also confirming free GP care for all children under five.Speaking on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics, Hayes said he believed that Reilly was “the most suitable person” to take on the role of tackling the health budget and that the measures announced had been a “collective decision” in government.‘Poorly equipped’However Hayes was challenged by Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson Billy Kelleher who said he didn’t believe Reilly was “capable” of ensuring that services would be provided to people in need.This was echoed by Sinn Féin’s Caoimhín Ó’Caoláin who said that if it was Hayes’s view that the minister was the most suitable for the job, “then this government are more poorly equipped for the task in front of them than we first realised”.On the issue of free GP care for under fives, Hayes said he was “proud” the government had managed to make the first steps towards universal healthcare in such a difficult climate. Kelleher, on the otherhand, dubbed it a “political stunt” to allow Labour to save face.The junior minister said that the “great majority of people will continue” to have medical cards but acknowledged that there are “always cases that will be highlighted” that do not fit in under the rules.“This problem will be sorted out,” he said. “We will make sure that the people who need the support get the support.”Related: “There has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards” – James Reilly>Poll: Do you have confidence in Health Minister James Reilly?>Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness>last_img read more

Desmond Tutu says he will attend Mandela funeral after all

first_imgSOUTH AFRICA PEACE icon Desmond Tutu’s office has said that he will be attending Nelson Mandela’s funeral after all, after earlier saying he had cancelled his trip because he was not invited to his old friend’s burial.“Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will be travelling to Qunu early tomorrow to attend Tata’s funeral,” the Anglican cleric’s office said in a brief statement this evening.“Tata”, or father, is one of the names by which Mandela is affectionately known in South Africa.Earlier, Tutu — who has at times been openly critical of the South African government and Mandela’s family — had said he was not going to the burial because he was not invited.“Much as I would have loved to attend the service to say a final farewell to someone I loved and treasured, it would have been disrespectful to Tata to gatecrash what was billed as a private family funeral,” Tutu said in a statement. Had I or my office been informed that I would be welcome, there is no way on earth that I would have missed it.Staff said the retired Anglican archbishop had cancelled a Friday flight to Eastern Cape province, where the funeral will take place on Sunday, “after receiving no indication that his name was on any guest or accreditation list”.Tutu’s account of events was at odds with that given by the government of President Jacob Zuma, which the clergyman has criticised repeatedly and publicly.Amid an outcry, the presidency insisted the anti-apartheid campaigner was on a list of accredited dignitaries.“He is definitely on the list,” presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said, saying he was “taken aback” by claims that the Nobel peace laureate fondly known as the “Arch” was not invited.“The Arch is not an ordinary church person, he is a special person in our country,” said Maharaj, promising to correct any misunderstanding.Moral beaconTutu, who retired in 2010 but is still regarded as a moral beacon for South Africa, like Mandela, has been openly critical of Zuma’s graft-tainted administration.He has a long history with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of Mandela and Zuma, and presided over the funerals of famous struggle activists including assassinated communist stalwart Chris Hani and former party leader Walter Sisulu.Desmond Tuto and Nelson Mandela together after the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was published in 1998 (AP Photo/Zoe Selsky) But relations have soured, and the popular clergyman was also left off the official programme for a mass memorial service held for Mandela in Soweto on Tuesday, attended by nearly 100 world leaders.Tutu, who baptised South Africa the “Rainbow Nation”, declared in May that he would no longer vote for the ANC because of “the way things have gone”.In 2011, the outspoken clergyman blasted Zuma’s administration for being “worse than the apartheid government” after it failed to issue the Dalai Lama a visa to attend his 80th birthday — vowing to pray for its downfall.And he condemned the police “massacre” of 34 striking mineworkers in August last year.More recently, Tutu pleaded with Mandela’s family not to “besmirch” the icon’s name after some relatives became involved in a public spat over the Mandela burial site.Tutu’s absence would have been another embarrassment for South Africa after it emerged that an interpreter for the deaf who translated at Mandela’s memorial on Tuesday was signing gibberish.Mandela spent his first night as a free man at Tutu’s home in 1990 after his release from 27 years in prison.The two men remained close over the years.Mandela appointed him to lead the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to probe apartheid-era wrongs, and has said that Tutu’s contribution to the country was immeasurable.- © AFP, 2013Read: Gerry Adams picked for guard of honour for Mandela > Read: ‘Fake’ deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial says he had ‘schizophrenic episode’ >last_img read more

France recalls contaminated baby IV nutrient bags after three deaths

first_imgTHE FRENCH GOVERNMENT said today it has recalled a batch of nutrient bags used by a hospital in the Alps to feed babies intravenously after three infants died because of a bacterial contamination.The parents of the three newborns, who died on different days in early December, have filed criminal complaints for manslaughter against the hospital, located in southeast France.Analyses of several unused IV bags from the batch used to give the newborns nutrients while in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care ward showed they all contained bacteria, the hospital told the parents.“We’re lodged the complaint to find out what happened. There was a failure in the system and this failure needs to be found so it never happens again,” said the 37-year-old father of one of the infants, who gave his first name as Laurent.Local prosecutors investigating the case said they would make no comment before next week.France’s health minister, Marisol Touraine, announced all the batch that included the affected IV bags had been withdrawn.She called the deaths “an extremely grave accident”.The director of the hospital, Guy-Pierre Martin, told a news conference today that the contaminated IV nutrient bags all came from a French pharmaceutical firm, but he refused to identify it, saying that was up to French government authorities.He did not identify the lethal bacteria either.He said the hospital would assume its responsibilities if the investigation found it liable.- © AFP, 2014Read: Fake priest ‘tried to approach Schumacher in hospital’>last_img read more

Sad penguins given antidepressants because the British weather is so awful

first_imgAFTER WEEKS OF rain and wind across Ireland and the UK, miserable penguins at a marine centre are being fed anti-depressants to cheer them up.The 12 Humboldt penguins at the Sealife Centre in Scarborough, northeast England, were showing signs of stress as they shivered through one of the wettest winters on record.Although the penguins are accustomed to cold weather in their natural habitat of Peru and Chile, the constant rain has come as a shock to them.Keepers noticed they were tending to huddle together for warmth rather than plunging into the water. So it was decided to slip pills into the fish they are fed on a daily basis.“They are just not used to this type of constant, prolonged bad weather that we are having,” a spokeswoman for the centre told AFP.“They are under treatment for stress and we hope the tablets will have a calming effect on them.” Source: AP/Press Association ImagesLyndsey Crawford, the centre’s display curator, explained that the pills were designed to stimulate normal behaviour in the penguins.“Hopefully their instincts will kick in and they will realise they are not in any danger,” she said.The penguins have no idea that they are taking pills and suffer no discomfort as a result.“They literally don’t know anything about it. It’s a tiny tablet that fits into the gill of the fish. It doesn’t taste awful,” she said.The penguins were also seized by anxiety three years ago when a trespasser broke into their enclosure. The experience left the animals so frightened that they failed to produce eggs for some time.- © AFP, 2014Depressed Argentinian polar bear, 29, waits to see if he can holiday in Canada>last_img read more

Danish brothers charged with plotting terror attack

first_imgA DANISH COURT has formally charged two brothers with links to Somalia’s Islamist Shebab rebels on suspicion of plotting a terror attack.Prosecutors have accused the men, of Somali origin and aged 19 and 24, of “organising and financing” several months of training for the older brother at a Shebab-run camp in the capital Mogadishu ending in March 2012.They were arrested in May last year on suspicion of preparing an act of terror and have been detained since. One of them was picked up at his home in the central Danish city of Aarhus and the other as he arrived by plane at Copenhagen airport.The trial is expected to start on March 11.After an offensive launched in mid-2011 by an African Union force, the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab lost their main strongholds in Somalia’s south and centre. They still control some rural areas, however.- © AFP, 2013last_img read more

Howlin ExNAMA homes part of our plan to tackle housing emergency crisis

first_imgMINISTERS HAVE BEEN arriving for this morning’s Cabinet meeting, where the spiralling homelessness problem will be top of the agenda.Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan will brief her colleagues on the proposals contained in ‘The Implementation Plan on the State’s Response to Homelessness’, which describes the situation as an “emergency crisis”.It’s proposed former garda stations and former centres for asylum seekers could be used to tackle the problem. The Cluid Housing Association has suggested appropriate former NAMA properties could be used as one of a number of solutions.Speaking on his way in to Cabinet, Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin said that NAMA had already submitted a list of properties to local authorities “many of which have now been transferred”.“That process will continue apace,” he told reporters.Read: Housing shortage could see “tsunami of homeless” in Ireland>Read;  “End rent allowance discrimination”: Families to protest over homelessness in Dublin>last_img read more

Irelands cold case detectives say its never too late

first_imgTHE SERIOUS CRIME Review Team within An Garda Síochána was set up in 2007 and is responsible for looking at old cases, or ‘cold cases’ as they are commonly known.In an interview with, Garda Inspector Kevin Daly who works on the team of 14 people, explained that the process is not quite the same as what people see on TV, though there are similarities.“It’s a very busy job, we engage with a huge number of requests for reviews and not all of them can be undertaken at any time because of the workload present, the feasibility or the backlog,” he said. Most of the cases his team deal with are homicides, serious sexual assaults and missing persons.What does it take for a case to be reviewed? Source: ShutterstockThe unit also reviews cases where there has been an allegation or dispersion in the public domain about how an investigation was carried out.Requests for reviews of investigations come from a variety of different groups – it is not limited to families and friends of victims. Often, an advocacy group will request a review, as well as legal representatives, politicians and local investigators.In some cases, Daly said a retired garda may submit a case for review because they “saw a glimmer of hope back then but couldn’t solve it and believe there’s something there”.Advances in technology – particularly in the area of DNA – have made it possible to move on a number of cases and in some, bring closure to families.As with modern investigations, witnesses are also key and Daly said it often happens that a person’s attitude has changed or they are now willing to give information to gardaí that they hid during the initial investigation.Weak practiceHowever the unit is not responsible for re-investigating the cases – rather they review the original investigation and see if it can be built on. Daly explained that the unit’s aim is to examine old investigations and ensure it conforms to best practice guidelines.“We assist local investigators in bringing it to success by identifying further investigative opportunities,” he said. ”If we identify a weak practice, then we disseminate that to improve future investigations, as opposed to being critical of individual investigators.”We have to look at it from an impartial, unbiased point of view and give a fair analysis. Without being personally critical of anyone, we have to call a spade a spade. That’s what will give the public confidence in us – it has to stand up to scrutiny. So we’re very careful that it’s accurate.“We’ll often be able to say that a garda did a good investigation and you have to remember we’re working with hindsight,” he added. “You have to be conscious that decisions at the time are pressured, whereas we get to sit back and review it so it’s easier on us.”He pointed out that a review “may not result in the resolution of a case.”I can’t say that we’ve solved a case – it’s the resulting work by local teams that brings that about.The oldest caseDaly also said the unit has to be “mindful of the time of the investigation and not compare it to current standards”. Source: Shutterstock “It can be difficult looking at cases this old because of the lack of available material at he time, witnesses or recollection mobility,” Daly explained. In this instance, a preliminary review of the investigation  concluded that there was no potential for further review.Certainly, it’s never too late.“Sometimes the success is in bringing an answer to a family or being able to say that you’ve explored every opportunity and every avenue is exhausted,” Daly added. “It may also exonerate an individual known in the area as a prime suspect because they were questioned in the past.”Read: 1970s manslaughter conviction of Martin Conmey “miscarriage of justice”>Read: 76-year-old woman released after being arrested in connection with 1989 murder>last_img read more

Modder creates an Automatypewriter to play interactive games

first_imgThis strange contraption is not a typewriter that is possessed but rather an invention by creator Jonathan Guberman that he calls an automatypewriter.It’s a typewriter connected to a computer via some rather ingenious rigging using fishing line that is connected to solenoids that run to a shift register. Then the signals run to an Arduino before interfacing with a USB port on a PC.AdChoices广告In the video example, Jonathan shows us that this old typewriter can take on a new life as an interactive gaming platform for those of us that enjoy interactive text adventures, like ZORK. I hate to break it to Jonathan, but I remember learning BASIC on a printer-terminal that was connected to a server. It too printed screen responses on paper and was able to read what I typed. It also played ZORK and was much, much faster. Still, you gotta hand it to Jonathan for taking an old typewriter and kicking it up a notch to make it do more than it was meant for.Read more at Up, not North, via DVICElast_img read more