Alexi Lalas attacks USA’s ‘soft millionaires’ and ‘Wonder Boy’ Pulisic

first_imgShare on Pinterest FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer)Hey #USMNT, @AlexiLalas has a message for you. 11, 2017 Read more Bruce Arena: anger over immigration hurting US World Cup qualifying campaign USA Share on LinkedIn Lalas, who won 96 caps for the US, is usually a firm backer of the national team but he did not spare the younger members of the team. That included the US’s great young hope, Christian Pulisic. “And, oh, by the way, to all the guys that I didn’t mention, it’s because you don’t even warrant a mention,” he added. “That includes you too, Wonder Boy.”When Jürgen Klinsmann was fired as USA coach last year, many believed the appointment of Arena would reverse the team’s fortunes. But they managed just one point from their last two matches and are fourth in their group, one place off the automatic qualifying spots for Russia 2018.“So, what are you guys going to do?” Lalas said. “Are you going to continue to be a bunch of soft, underperforming, tattooed millionaires? You are a soccer generation that has been given everything; you are a soccer generation who’s on the verge of squandering everything.”The US still have their fate in their own hands: if they win their remaining fixtures against Panama and Trinidad & Tobago they will qualify. Topics Share on WhatsApp “It’s dark days, indeed, but this is a time for leaders to step up,” he said. “And so to the supposed leaders, I will say this: Tim Howard. Tim, the Belgium game ended three years ago. We need you to save the ball now. Geoff Cameron. Clean it up, or let’s get someone who will.“Clint Dempsey. Yeah, you’re a national team legend; now we need you to be a national team leader. Michael Bradley. The US does not need you to be zen, the US needs you to play better. Jozy Altidore. Is this really as good as it gets? Because it’s still not good enough.” Share on Twitter Christian Pulisic US sports Share on Facebook Reuse this content The former USA international Alexi Lalas launched a tirade against Bruce’s Arena’s team on Sunday, calling the players “underperforming, tattooed millionaires.”After a string of mediocre results, the US could face a playoff against Syria or Australia to qualify for next year’s World Cup – if they make it that far in the first place. Lalas, a pundit for Fox Sports, made his comments during coverage of the Seattle Sounders-LA Galaxy on Sunday night. Share on Messenger news Share via Email World Cup 2018 Bruce Arenalast_img read more

‘It’s time to further my career’ – Arsenal target Andersen confirms transfer talks

first_imgJoachim Andersen has hinted that he could be open to leaving Sampdoria this summer after a successful two-year stint with the Serie A outfit, and confirmed that his agent is in discussions with several clubs.Arsenal and Tottenham have been closely associated with a move for the talented 23-year-old over the transfer period, while there have also been reports that the Denmark Under-21 international could be bound for Ligue 1 side Lyon.Having established himself as a first-team regular in Italy, where his reputation as a technical centre-back has blossomed, he believes he needs to assess his options before deciding upon his next steps. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “It could be time for me to further my career,” he told Goal. “I have loved my time in Sampdoria – the fans, the president, the staff, the players, the city – but maybe it’s time to move on to develop further.“There are a number of interested clubs from Europe’s biggest leagues who are discussing with my agent and I’ll be making a decision shortly together with my family and my agent.”The former Twente star, however, spoke of the importance that Samp are amply rewarded for the way they have helped his career grow since he moved there in 2017.“It’s very important to me that Sampdoria can also benefit from an eventual transfer. It’s not all about me,” he said. “I have so much to thank this great club for. Without Sampdoria, I wouldn’t have had the opportunities I have had to this point.”He would not be drawn on his future destination but did underline his ambition to play at the very top level – and his confidence that he can do so.Joachim Andersen Bruno Alves Sampdoria Parma Serie A“I have dreams of playing in the biggest clubs in the world and the biggest leagues in the world – I’m lucky enough to already be playing in one of them,” he said. “I think I have a pretty broad football education and I don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to adopt to most leagues – but I’m not saying it would be easy.”Andersen believes that playing in Italy and discovering a new style of football has benefited him immensely.“I have learned a lot,” he said of his Serie A experience. “I grew up in Denmark and Holland playing with a lot of possession. When I came to Italy, I learned a new part of the defending game, which added a new layer to my football education. But most importantly I haven’t forgotten how to play ball. That means I’m still comfortable in possession while I have developed as a defender.“My position is good and of course I’m pretty tall [193cm], which gives me an advantage in the air. I’m not going to tell you what I had to work on – let the strikers see if they can find out themselves!”He reserved praise for Samp coach Marco Giampaolo, who is expected to take over at AC Milan in the coming days.“He’s played a big role in my development,” the Dane confirmed. “He is known as one of the best coaches in Italy when it comes to defensive organisation. I have learned a lot from him and he has made me a more complete footballer.”There has been some disappointment this summer for Andersen, however, as he missed the opportunity to play at the Under-21 European Championship due to injury.“The U21 Euros was one of my big goals this season, so it is insanely annoying that I can’t participate,” he said. “It was my last opportunity to play with the boys in the U21 team, so it’s hard to say goodbye to them without having the opportunity to play the in the tournament.“Of course, I would have loved to play, but instead of being 80 percent fit, I can now purposefully and thoughtfully build up for the next season without risking my rehabilitation. That way, I can concentrate on returning stronger and better.”last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Cape Breton Regional Municipality

first_imgCAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: George Street, Sydney George Street, between Cameron Estates and Highway 125, will be reduced to one lane for paving on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At times, outbound traffic will be detoured via Hillside Street and Rotary Drive. Access will be maintained to the Regional Hospital but use of an alternate route via Exit 7A recommended. -30-last_img

Wydad Reaches CAF Champions League Final After Breathtaking Match

Rabat – The Moroccan football team Wydad of Casablanca (WAC) has reached the CAF Champions League Final after defeating USM Alger (USMA) 3-1 in the second leg of their face off on Saturday.Dozens of Thousands of Wydad fans flocked to the Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca in hopes to see their team reaches the final of the African cup for the first time in six years.Wydad entered the game as the favorite by virtue of the 0-0 result of the first leg in Algiers.  Wydad seemed set to book its ticket to the final against a relatively weaker rival and also after scoring two goals before things almost went upside down.In minute 25 the Wydad’s right-back Abdelatif Noucir sent long shot on the right corner of UCM. After receiving a great back heel cross from midfielder Assaidi striker Achraf Bencherki entered the penalty area of the Algerian team and gave a brilliant pass to Oualid El Karti who scored the first goal for the Moroccan teams, making thousands of fans go crazy.The Moroccan championship title-holder seemed on good track when Bencherki, after receiving a good pass from a free kick by Mohamed Ounajem, jumed higher than the Algerian defenders and beautifully netted the second goal with a header in the 53 minute.Shortly after a mostly unpleasant surprise happened when Wydad’s defender Amine Atouchi was sent out after a tackle against an Algerian player. Having received a second yellow card, the Moroccan player left the picth in regret as he knew his teammates will have to endure the pressure of their rivals for the remainder of the game.The Algerian team benifited from this advantage to score a goal in the 66 minute of the game.  USMA kept pushing for the equalizer. A second goal would have enabled the Algerians to book their ticket to the finals.In the extra time, a counter attack by Wydad players put pressure on the Algerian defense. Bencherqui, face to face with an Algerian defender, dribbled the latter and beautifully sent a shot in USMA’s goal. No more suspense, Wydad was officially declared a CAF Champions League finalist.Suday’s game between the Egyptian team of Al Ahly and the Tunisian Etoile de Sahel in Cairo will determine which of the two will face Wydady in the final. read more

Nouvelle politique provinciale à lappui de léducation inclusive pour les élèves

Gordon Porter, Inclusive Education Canada Ressources supplémentaires Politique sur l’éducation inclusive: Renseignements sur les dispositifs de soutien pour l’éducation inclusive en Nouvelle-Écosse : La communauté des personnes handicapées est ravie de voir que le gouvernement prend au sérieux l’engagement de notre pays envers les droits de la personne, y compris le droit à l’éducation pour les personnes handicapées, les personnes vivant dans la pauvreté, les personnes de la communauté afro-néo-écossaises et les autres groupes traditionnellement mal desservis. Nous avons hâte de voir comment cette politique sera appliquée par les enseignants et les professionnels de l’éducation, qui en font tellement pour les enfants de cette province, et nous espérons que les élèves, les familles et les éducateurs poursuivent leur croissance vers une éducation de qualité supérieure pour tous. Alice Evans, présidente, comité sur les programmes et services d’éducation spéciale, et directrice générale, The Club Inclusion Le gouvernement provincial a mis en place sa première politique sur l’éducation inclusive pour les élèves. La politique s’applique à tous les centres régionaux pour l’éducation ainsi qu’au Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. Elle offre des lignes directrices sur l’éducation et les mécanismes de soutien pour les élèves, et décrit les objectifs de tous les partenaires en éducation. Elle établit également les prochaines étapes du travail, y compris l’élaboration de nouvelles lignes directrices pour les normes dans les écoles et les classes, d’une stratégie au sujet de l’autisme et d’un programme d’agent de soutien et d’inclusion scolaire pour les élèves afro-néo-écossais et mi’kmaq. « Chaque élève a des besoins différents. Pour vraiment assurer l’inclusion, il faut comprendre quels sont ces besoins et appuyer chaque élève pour assurer son succès, affirme Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Cette politique offrira des lignes directrices uniformes à l’échelle de la province afin d’assurer une éducation inclusive pour les élèves. » La politique sur l’éducation inclusive a été créée en réponse à une recommandation de la Commission sur l’éducation inclusive. La politique entrera pleinement en vigueur en septembre 2020. Citations « La Nouvelle-Écosse prend une mesure importante avec cette nouvelle politique provinciale sur l’éducation inclusive. L’excellent travail effectué par les enseignants et les dirigeants scolaires dans le passé offre des bases sur lesquelles nous pouvons miser. Les enseignants et autres membres du personnel qui assurent l’enseignement quotidien dans les classes de la Nouvelle-Écosse doivent savoir qu’ils sont appréciés et appuyés. Cette politique permettra de réaliser cet objectif, en plus de mettre en place un plan qui unit les efforts des responsables scolaires, des enseignants et des parents, au service des familles et des élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Faits en bref Inclusive Education Canada, (en anglais seulement) Le gouvernement a collaboré avec M. Gordon Porter de l’organisme Inclusive Education Canada, ainsi qu’avec des enseignants et plus de 150 particuliers et groupes d’intervenants pour l’élaboration de la politique. Les écoles auront accès à du perfectionnement professionnel à l’appui de leur travail sur l’inclusion et l’équité. Une somme supplémentaire de 15 millions de dollars sera investie pour l’ajout de 173 nouveaux spécialistes de l’éducation inclusive, enseignants et membres du personnel non enseignant. Au cours des deux dernières années, 364 nouvelles personnes ont été embauchées à l’appui de l’éducation inclusive dans les écoles, y compris des enseignants, des spécialistes, par exemple des enseignants spécialistes de l’autisme, ainsi que des membres du personnel non enseignant, tels que des psychologues scolaires. -30- read more

Activists Oppn leaders hail SC order hit out at govt MMRCL

Mumbai: Activists and leaders of the opposition Congress and NCP on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court’s order restraining authorities from cutting anymore trees in Aarey Colony here to make way for a Metro car shed. Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan and NCP leader Supriya Sule hit out at the BJP-led state government for “haste” in cutting trees and “suppressing” the voice of activists and the common man. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) started hacking trees from Friday night to make way for the car shed, hours after the Bombay High Court dismissed four petitions filed by NGOs and activists, challenging the decision to allow felling of trees in the prime green lung of the city. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “The haste with which the Maharashtra government acted over the weekend in cutting trees is condemnable,” Sule said. “The Supreme Court decision on Aarey is welcome. However what is worrying is the admission of the Maharashtra Government in the SC that the necessary number of trees have already been cut,” the Lok Sabha member from Baramati tweeted. “I condemn the act of state government to start felling of trees in the night last week. The final decision was not even out but still the government rushed for axing the trees,” she added. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Chavan also hit out at the Devendra Fadnavis-led state government over the cutting of trees in Aarey. “The Supreme Court’s order is a “tight slap on the face of BJP-Shiv Sena government that has tried to suppress the voice of the common man and activists protesting against Aarey tree felling,” the senior Congress leader said. Prof Avkash Jadhav, head of the history department at St Xavier’s College here and trustee of the city-based KAASH Foundation, welcomed the court’s decision and demanded a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into cutting of trees at night last Friday. “An SIT should be set up to inspect the site of Aarey now and identify the actual damage done,” said Jadhav, who last month helped students of his college to write a letter to British adventurer Bear Grylls for seeking his support to stop felling of trees in the Aarey Colony. The team should comprise activists and environmental experts from other states and members from non-governmental bodies, he said. “We demand strong action against the MMRCL authorities and all those who took the cover of darkness at night to arbitrarily cut trees on October 4,” he said. Jadhav said MMRCL’s Managing Director Ashwini Bhide take responsibility “for acting to be a proactive project director of performing her duties of axing the trees at night”. In its restraining order, the apex court said will have to examine the entire thing, and posted the matter for hearing on October 21 before its forest bench. Jadhav said by October 21, the Maharashtra government and the MMRCL should give a detailed account to the Supreme Court of how they allegedly “used the state machinery against its own citizens, crushing all civil liberties under the guise of development”. He said Bhide claimed that the order to cut trees was released on September 13, which gave the authorities 15 days to take action. “But, if the matter was subjudice and came before the Bombay High Court on October 4,is it not contempt of court to come with the axing notification before the high court’s decision was out?” he asked. Tasmeen Shaikh, member of the Aarey conservation group, said, “Every time the MMRCL came up with some defence for setting up the car shed project of Metro-3 at Aarey land, we countered it logically.” The MMRCL later removed its “lame defence” from its website to avoid controversy, she claimed. “I feel the only defence left with the MMRCL for pushing the Metro-3 car shed in Aarey is that the site is good according to ‘Vastu Shastra’,” she said sarcastically. The MMRCL’s “failure” to give a logical reason behind tree cutting for car shed is a classic example of “non- application of mind by our learned bureaucrats”, she said. The Metro authorities have defended tree felling by contending that it is restricted only to a small area in Aarey Colony, and is necessary to ensure a modern transport system for Mumbaikars. The proposed car shed for the Metro-3 line (Colaba- Bandra-Seepz) will occupy 33 hectares. read more

Delhi man killed in UP for resiting wifes paramour

Hapur: A 30-year-old man was stabbed to death in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district on Sunday allegedly after he confronted his wife’s paramour, police said. Ashok, a resident of Delhi, was killed in Sikheda village of Pilkhuwa, they said. The accused, identified as Gagan, has been arrested, Circle Officer Santosh Kumar said. Ashok used to come at Gagan’s house in Pilkhuwa. Gagan, too, frequented Ashok’s residence in his absence. Over time, he engaged in an extramarital affair with Ashok’s wife, police said. On Gagan’s request, Ashok’s wife accompanied him to Pilkhuwa. When Ashok called her, she informed him about her whereabouts. Ashok and his friends arrived at Gagan’s house. Ashok told Gagan he wanted to go along with his wife. Gagan attacked Ashok with a knife. His friends rushed Ashok to a hospital where he was declared dead. read more

Stars Attend Los Angeles LGBT Center Hearts of Gold Concert

On Saturday, September 21, the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrated its momentous 50th anniversary and five decades of the fight for LGBT equality with two star-studded celebrations on one magical evening.Lily Tomlin and Jane FondaCredit/Copyright: Presley Ann/Getty ImagesThe festivities kicked off with the Gold Anniversary Vanguard Celebration, an elegant dinner among friends and supporters, followed by a star-studded Hearts of Gold concert and multimedia show starring Sia, Rufus Wainwright, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown & Bobby Berk, Melissa Etheridge, and more at the iconic Greek Theatre saluting a half-century of struggles and historic victories of the Center and the entire LGBT community.The A-list entertainment at Hearts of Gold included performers Sia (Pop Icon), Rufus Wainwright (Singer-Songwriter/Composer), Ty Herndon (Country Artist), Jenifer Lewis (Actress, Black-ish), Valentina (RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, FOX’s Rent: Live), Thelma Houston (Singer/Actor) and surprise performer Melissa Etheridge. Evening’s presenters included Lily Tomlin (Actor/Activist, Grace and Frankie), Jane Fonda (Actor/Activist, Grace and Frankie), Kathy Griffin (Comedian/Activist), Frankie Grande (Dancer/YouTube Personality), Karamo Brown (Queer Eye), Bobby Berk (Queer Eye), Hayley Kiyoko (Recording Artist), Nico Santos (Actor/Comedian, Crazy Rich Asians, Superstore), Zeke Smith (Survivor), Tig Notaro (Comedian), Bruce Vilanch (Comedian/Writer), the cast of Good Trouble including Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Emma Hunton, Josh Pence, and Zuri Adele, and pre-produced segment with Margaret Cho (Comedian).Additional guests in attendance included August Getty (Fashion Designer), Brigitte Nielsen (Actress/Model/Singer), Kevin Alejandro (Actor, Lucifer), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Actress, Lucifer), Jake Borelli (Actor, Grey’s Anatomy), Manny MUA (Make-up Artist/YouTube Personality), Alexandra Grey (Actress, Transparent), Jasmin Savoy Brown (Actress, For the People), Ariadne Getty (Philanthropist), and more.Prior to the concert, more than 1,000 of the region’s most important leaders and influencers in the civic, corporate, entertainment, and philanthropic communities attended the Gold Anniversary Vanguard Celebration sit-down dinner to celebrate the achievements of the Center – the world’s largest LGBT organization – over the past 50 years. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live auction, performance by recording artist LP, and remarks by Kathy Griffin, U.S. Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean.Highlights from the evening included the following: During the Gold Anniversary Vanguard Celebration, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean on-stage and remarked how proud he was to represent the Center in Washington DC. Pop icon Sia opened the Hearts of Gold concert performing her classic hits “Titanium” and “The Greatest” joined by dancer Maddie Ziegler on-stage. After posing for photos together on the “Rainbow Carpet”, Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin gushed about the services that the Los Angeles LGBT Center provides for the community, spanning categories of Health Services, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. Frankie Grande spoke out passionately about the recent struggles the community has faced, stating they have been “stripped of their rights” by the current administration. Couple Nico Santos and Zeke Smith took the stage together to speak about representation, specifically in the media, and how vital it is to the community. Earlier in the evening while on the “Rainbow Carpet,” Smith shared, “the torch we carry is representation… we’re there to spread the message and to spread hope to the young people.” Santos added, “I moved to LA about ten years ago and I was so broke when I moved to LA that the only place I could get healthcare was the Center.” Melissa Etheridge came out for a surprise performance, singing and strumming her iconic hits “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One”. Rufus Wainwright captivated the audience with crowd-pleasing hits, including “Over The Rainbow.” Drag icon and RuPaul’s Drag Race Veteran Valentina sashayed on stage to wow the crowd with a 70s lip-sync and dance performance. Singing straight from the soul, Ty Herndon performed “What Mattered Most”. Thelma Houston got the crowd on their feet with her iconic 80s hit, “Don’t Leave Me This Way”. The one and only Jenifer Lewis closed out the show, performing “You’re All I Need to Get By” and “Ain’t No Mountain” featuring a surprise dance appearance by Kathy Griffin.2019 Diamond Sponsors: American Airlines, Ariadne Getty Foundation, LIVING OUT, Nederlander Concerts, and Wells Fargo; Platinum Sponsors: Audi of America, Comcast NBCUniversal, Bill Frew, HBO, and Warner Bros. read more

Tenova TAKRAF passes railcar test at Guinea bauxite expansion project

first_imgTenova TAKRAF says a 48-hour performance test for bauxite-carrying trains at a major expansion project in Guinea was successfully completed on July 1.During the 48-hour period, starting June 29 at 00:28 and ending on July 1 at 00:28, more than 1,560 wagons, equating to 12 individual complete trains, carrying bauxite were successfully unloaded.Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG)’s Bauxite Production Expansion project, in Kamsar, Guinea, aims to increase bauxite exports to 18.5 Mt/y. TAKRAF, in late 2016, was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract worth around €100 million ($112 million) for a greenfield railcar unloading and primary crushing station, as well as a secondary crushing station and a brownfield conveyor system, at the project. The railcar unloading system was designed in collaboration with Ashton Bulk, the company said.TAKRAF sizers, one primary and two secondary, were are also included within the crushing stations at the project, the company noted.The bauxite expansion project hit its first ore goal back in February.Andreas Papst, Tenova TAKRAF Senior Project Manager, said: “I would like to personally thank all colleagues, including our partners on the client’s side, for their strong willingness to collaborate and solid discipline in the successful achievement of this important milestone. TAKRAF’s successful delivery of this important project is an important reference for us in and is a true testament of our ability to operate in complex environments, overcome challenges and deliver!”last_img read more

Master Drilling continues down technology path amid global uncertainty

first_imgMaster Drilling Group included details of its remote drilling technology, commissioning of the Mobile Tunnel Borer (MTB) and the first phase of its shaft boring system development within its latest financial results release.Reporting “reasonable results” for the six months ended June 30, 2019, which included a 3.8% year-on-year increase in revenue to $70 million and a 5.6% jump in headline earnings per share, the company’s CEO, Danie Pretorius, said Master Drilling had worked hard on stabilising new operations and growing its presence in new territories.“In the face of continued uncertainty and volatility, which has inevitably impacted on business performance, we have remained committed to our strategic journey of diversifying our presence across geographies, commodities and sectors,” he said, adding that the company saw new business opportunities in Russia and Australia.Even with only a slight increase in earnings and revenue, Master Drillings new business pipeline encompassing all geographies remained “solid” at $297.1 million, the company said. Its order book totalled $198.6 million at the end of the period.Pretorius added: “While political and economic factors continue to shape our operating environment, at Master Drilling we continue to spearhead technological development, stabilise our global footprint and explore new business opportunities. As a result, the business remains stable and well positioned to benefit from an improved global economic climate.”Master Drilling, one of the largest rock boring and drilling services providers in the world, spends the bulk of its capital spend on capacity expansion, some of which has begun to yield positive results, such as remote drilling technology, the company said.“Having completed testing of this (remote drilling) technology in South Africa, Master Drilling has successfully implemented it in Mexico and Peru,” the company said. The test in South Africa took place 3 km underground at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng gold mine, the world’s deepest gold mine. This saw a raisebore machine operated remotely.Meanwhile, the commissioning of the MTB at Northam Platinum’s Eland mine, in South Africa, is currently underway, with underground drilling having already commenced, the company said. This follows testing at a quarry just outside of Rome, Italy, last year.The first phase of the company’s shaft boring system – a new shaft sinking system (reported on in the annual shaft sinking feature in IM September 2019) – is also in the process of commissioning, the company said.“This bears testament to Master Drilling’s unwavering commitment to technology development and testing, which will continue to be a key focus during the remainder of 2019,” the company concluded.last_img read more

France beat Slovenia in Rouen

← Previous Story Qatar without Zarko Markovic at WCh 2019 Next Story → Kent Robin Tonnesen to miss WCh 2019! The French team won first match in 2019 against Slovenia 34:25 (18:11). It was a replay of WCh 2017 semi-final, but only on the paper as Slovenian team was without many stars who were in the team two years ago. Slovenian NT coach Veselin Vujovic took a chance to give some minutes to other candidates, as Slovenia will miss upcoming Men’s IHF World Championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark.France – Slovenia 34:25 (18:11)France: Dumoulin, Remili, Nyokas 1, Lagarde 1, Richardson 3, Mem 3, Tournat 5, Gerard, Mahe 1, Grebille 4, N’Guessan, Sorhaindo 1, Guigou 1, L. Karabatić 1, Fabregas 5, Claire 3, Porte 3, Caucheteux 2.Slovenja: Blagotinšek, Verdinek 5, Henigman, Kavtičnik, Janc 4, Dolenec 1, Poteko, Kodrin, Gaber 2, Šoštarič 5, Ferlin, Ovniček 2, Lapajne 1, Špende 2, Bombač 1, Mačkovšek 2, Kastelic.Credit © HRS / Anze Malovrh franceSweden handball read more

Cup specialists from Montpellier beat PSG in French Cup 14 final

← Previous Story TROPHY AFTER 28 YEARS: Poli Timisoara win Romanian Cup 2019 Next Story → BATTLE FOR BUDAPEST 2019: FTC VS Rostov Don, CSM Bucuresti to Metz French handball cupMontpellier handballPSG Handball PSG Handball are out of the French Cup 2019! Montpellier Handball showed themselves again as the specialists for the Cup competitions. The reigning EHF Champions League winners beat the leaders of LidlStar Ligue 32:31 and will meet Chambery in semi-final. RESULTS:Dunkerque / Aix-en-Provence 26-23Chambéry / HBC Nantes 36-33Nancy / Saran 33-29French Cup semi-finalsNancy – DunkerqueChambéry – Montpellier Montpellier HandballVincent GERARD : 11/38 arrêts dt 2/6 pen.Nikola PORTNER : 0/4 arrêt dt 0/1 pen.Kyllian VILLEMINOT Théophile CAUSSE : 2/3Jonas TRUCHANOVICUS : 3/3Mathieu GREBILLE : 2/4Michaël GUIGOU : 3/3Fredric PETTERSSON : 3/4Melvyn RICHARDSON : 7/12 dt 3/3 pen.Vid KAVTICNIK Baptiste BONNEFOND : 1/1Jean-Loup FAUSTIN Valentin PORTE : 8/14Benjamin AFGOUR : 3/4Mohamed SOUSSI Mohamed MAMDOUH  PSG HandballRodrigo CORRALES : 2/18 savesThierry OMEYER : 9/21 savesUwe GENSHEIMER : 7/8 dt 3/4 pen.Luka STEPANCIC : 4/6Adama KEITA Sander SAGOSEN : 2/2Henrik TOFT HANSEN : 4/4Nedim REMILI : 5/11Luc ABALO : 5/7Robin DOURTE Luka KARABATIC Viran MORROS Mikkel HANSEN : 4/8 dt 2/3 pen.Nikola KARABATICKim EKDAHL DU RIETZ Dylan NAHL  read more


Three heroes of the last golden moment of the German handball – winning the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 gold in Krakow, Poland, will play together in the jersey of MT Melsungen.The ambitious German team who is still far away from TOP 4 of the DKB Bundesliga and place in EHF Champions League, signed three years contract with right back Kai Hafner. Powerful lefthander will come from TSV Hannover Burgdorf in summer 2020.His compatriots, also vital parts of Dagur Sigurdsson winning squad, Tobbias Reichmann and Julius Kuhn, are also members of MT Melsungen.Philipp and Michael Müller will leave the team next summer.  kai hafnerMT Melsungen ← Previous Story Sander Sagosen on THW Kiel target! Next Story → EHF CL 2018/2019 knock-out stage starts in Mannheim read more

Womens U19 EHF EURO 2019 to start in Gyor

The Women’s U19 EHF EURO 2019 will be held between July 11 and 21 in Hungarian female handball capital – Gyor.The tournament will be played in two venues, the 2,800 capacity Magvassy Mihály Sportcsarnok and Audi Arena – the 5,500 capacity home to Györi Audi ETO KC and venue for the Women’s EHF EURO 201The competition throws-off on Thursday at 14:15 CET with a Scandinavian derby between Norway and Sweden in Group D, which also features Romania and promoted side Portugal.Group AFranceRussiaSlovakiaSloveniaGroup BGermanyDenmarkNetherlandsCroatiaGroup CHungarySpainMontenegroAustriaGroup DNorwayRomaniaSwedenPortugal Women’s U19 EHF EURO 2019 ← Previous Story Denmark conquer beach handball Europe Next Story → Istvan Gulyas is new Hungarian NT coach – Chema Rodriguez to assist read more

Davor Dominikovic Thanks IHF and organizers for such a schedule…

← Previous Story Croatia to chase France for the world handball junior gold! Next Story → This is how Egyptians celebrater first medal after 20 years! Croatia VS France for the gold Junior medal in generation 1998. Match will start at 16.30 less than 18 hours from the end of the semi-final clash between Croatia and Portugal 31:28. Coach Davor Dominikovic put critics on schedule after he praised effort of his players:I saw 16 minutes of France in semi-final because they played before us and 14 minutes against Denmark. That means long night is ahead of us. Last night we went to bad at 4:30, this one probably at 5. It is unbeliavable how IHF and organizers made schedule to get out from the hall at midnight and to play final next day at 16:30. Thank you so much for taking care of player’s health in such a way – said Dominikovic for national federation website. read more

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA 1920 TSV Hannover Burgdorf and SC Magdeburg only on 100

8.Fuchse Berlin4202106:1014 12.MT Melsungen411292:1073 2.Hannover-Burgdorf4400130:1038 3.Flensburg-H.4310105:947 4.Rhein-Neckar4301110:946 13.Erlangen310273:782 6.Bergischer4211107:1055 5.Leipzig4301107:1066 15.Lemgo4103105:1222 German handball BundesligaHandball BundesligaSC MagdeburgTSV Hannover Burgdorf Only two teams are still on 100% after Round 4 of the German Bundesliga. And probably, you didn’t expect that on the TOP won’t be SG Flensburg Handewitt, THW Kiel and Rhein Neckar Lowen, but SC Magdeburg and TSV Hannover Burgdorf are making the leading duo…Here are the result’s of matches played on Sunday.Göppingen-Fuchse Berlin 25-28 (11-16)Göppingen: Kresimir Kozina 7, Nicolai Theilinger 3, Marcel Schiller 3, Sebastian Heymann 3, Ivan Sliskovic 3, Tim Kneule 2, Nemanja Zelenovic 1, Marco Rentschler 1, Tim Sörensen 1, Jacob Bagersted 1.Fuchse Berlin:  Hans Lindberg 7, Simon Ernst 6, Paul Drux 6, Jacob Holm 3, Mijajlo Marsenic 3, Fabian Wiede 1, Jakov Gojun 1, Tim Matthes 1.Balingen-W-Melsungen 36-23 (16-12)Balingen-W: Vladan Lipovina 6, Marcel Niemeyer 6, Filip Taleski 6, Oddur Grétarsson 5, Lukas Saueressig 2, Tim Nothdurft 2, Rene Zobel 1 Juan de la Pena 1, Romas Kirveliavicius 1, Jona Schoch 1, Jannik Hausmann 1, Gregor Thomann 1, Tobias Heinzelmann 1, Benjamin Meschke 1.Melsungen: Kai Häfner 8, Lasse Mikkelsen 5, Julius Kühn 3, Timm Schneider 2, Yves Kunkel 2, Domagoj Pavlovic 1, Roman Sidorowicz 1, Marino Maric 1.Bergischer-Wetzlar 33-30 (16-15)Bergischer: Fabian Gutbrod 7, Linus Arnesson 6, Arnor Gunnarsson 5, Jeffrey Boomhouwer 5, Kristian Nippes 4, Max Darj 4, Tomas Babak 1, Leos Petrovsky 1.Wetzlar: Maximilian Holst 9, Anton Lindskog 5, Olle Forsell Schefvert 4, Stefan Cavor 3, tefan Kneer 2, Lars Weissgerber 2, Joao Ferraz 2, Filip Mirkulovski 1, Alexander Feld 1,  Nils Torbrügge 1.Lemgo-Hannover-Burgdorf 26-36 (12-18)Lemgo: Bjarki Elisson 7, Fabian van Olphen 3, Christian Klimek 3, Christoph Theuerkauf 2, Lukas Zerbe 2, Andreas Cederholm 2, Isaias Guardiola Villaplana 2, Tim Suton 2, Jonathan Carlsbogard 2, Bobby Schagen 1.Hannover-Burgdorf: Timo Kastening 10, Evgeni Pevnov 5, Morten Olsen 5, Martin Hanne 4, Nejc Cehte 2,  Ivan Martinovic 2, Joshua Thiele 2, Fabian Böhm 1,  Mait Patrail 1,  Vincent Büchner 1, Cristian Ugalde 1.Stuttgart-Minden 24-24 (14-14)Stuttgart: Zharko Peshevski 6, Elvar Asgeirsson 5, Sascha Pfattheicher 3, Patrick Zieker 3, Fynn Nicolaus 2, Adam Lönn 2, Max Häfner 2, Robert Markotic 1.Minden: Juri Knorr 6, Christoffer Rambo 4, Kevin M. Gulliksen 4, Miljan Pusica 3, Marian Michalczik 2, Christoph Reißky 2, Joscha Ritterbach 1, Lucas Meister 1, Savvas Sawwas 1.STANDING: 10.HSG Wetzlar4112116:1173 14.Ludwigshafen4103109:1142 9.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten4202110:1154 18.Nordhorn-Lingen400488:1170 ← Previous Story SC Magdeburg beat THW Kiel in German derby Next Story → SEHA Gazprom League 19/20: Motor beat RK Vardar! Veszprem routine win over Zagreb, Tatran’s success in Nasice 16.Stuttgart301276:841 1.SC Magdeburg4400141:1088 11.Minden4112104:1103 7.Kiel320192:834 17.Goppingen300373:860 read more

Poll Do you care about the origin of your food

first_img Yes, always. (2877) Poll Results:  Yes, for certain products. (2614) A SURVEY BY the Irish Farmers’ Association has found that the majority of pork sold in Irish butchers has been imported.The Irish Examiner reported that the shops involved had previously voluntarily agreed to source their products locally.While some people aim to always buy Irish, others don’t mind where their food comes from.We want to know what you think: Do you care about the origin of your food? Yes, always. Yes, for certain products. No. I don’t know.Vote  I don’t know. (77)  No. (729)last_img read more

Study of over 5 million confirms obesity link to cancer

first_imgTHERE ARE AROUND 12,000 cases of cancer related to obesity each year, a new study has found.The study is the biggest of its kind and looked at over five million cases.  Published in ‘The Lancet’ in the United Kingdom, a stronger causal link than had previously been suspected was found between different types of cancer and excess body fat.It was discovered that Body Mass Index (BMI) was related to 17 of the 22 cancers that were looked at, however the affects varied. Overall, ten cancers were identified as having a strong causal relationship with an increase in BMI.The strongest link association was found to be in cancer of the uterus, where excess weight was found to be the cause of 41% of cancers. Obesity was found to be the cause in more than 10% of cancer cases in the gallbladder, the liver, the kidney and the colon.The survey was conducted by looking at 5.24 million GP records from across the UK and examining patients height and weight. A measurment of Kg/m is used to determine whether a person is overweight.Speaking on the result,  study leader Dr Krishnan Bhaskaran said:If we could magically remove excess weight from the population, we would have 12,000 fewer cancers.“The number of people who are overweight or obese is rapidly increasing both in the UK and worldwide. It is well recognised that this is likely to cause more diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”Increases in the risk for the different types of cancer were linked to 5kg/m increases in BMI. In the study, the incremental rises were found to lead to a 62% increase in the risk for cancer of the uterus, 31% for the gallbladder, 25% for the kidney and 10% for the cervix.Also speaking in The Lancet, Dr. Peter T. Campbell from the American Cancer Society said:We have sufficient evidence that obesity is an important cause of unnecessary suffering and death from many forms of cancer, in addition to the well recognised increased risks of mortality and morbidity from many other causes. More research is not needed to justify, or even demand, policy changes aimed at curbing overweight and obesity.The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research, Wellcome Trust, and Medical Research Council and was conducted by Prof Liam Smeeth and co-workers at the Department of Non-Communicable Diseases Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research.Read: 80% of Irish over 50s are overweightRead: Study finds link between high cholesterol and breast cancerlast_img read more

Gaza peace talks resume in Cairo

first_img A Palestinian looks for his belongings after a house was destroyed in an Israeli strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIt was the first time they had sat down since Wednesday after the negotiators returned home for three-days of consultations with their respective political masters.Cairo airport sources said the Israeli delegation arrived mid-morning from Tel Aviv, and a Palestinian delegation from Ramallah flew in around the same time via Amman.Hamas’s exiled deputy leader Mussa Abu Marzuk arrived from Doha.In Gaza, although millions enjoyed a weekend free of the deadly fighting, residents are now facing other battles including the struggle to cope with a chronic water shortage.“There’s no water here and the toilets are very dirty, this is no kind of life,” said Feriel al-Zaaneen who is sheltering at a UN school and hasn’t been able to have a shower in over a month.Muntaha al-Kafarna, a mother of nine who has been living in a small tent in the school courtyard did manage to shower at a nearby hospital, but says her family is really suffering.“My sons have caught lice and nits because they can’t shower here,” she said.“I wish a missile would hit us, me and my children. Dying is better than this life.”- © AFP 2014.Read: 91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza Palestinian protesters face Israeli soldiers, following a demonstration to support people in Gaza and Palestinian negotiators in Cairo, Egypt, during clashes near the West Bank city of Nablus. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesISRAEL HAS WARNED it would not countenance any long-term truce deal that did not answer its security needs as Gaza ceasefire talks resumed in Cairo.Egyptian-brokered indirect negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are taking place during a five-day lull in the fighting which is due to expire at midnight on Monday.The aim is to broker a long-term arrangement to halt over a month of bloody fighting which erupted on July 8 and has so far claimed 1,980 Palestinians lives and 67 on the Israeli side.But as the Israeli team landed in Cairo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said they would not agree to any proposal which did not offer a clear answer to Israel’s security needs.“The Israeli delegation in Cairo is acting with a very clear mandate to stand firmly on Israel’s security needs,” said Netanyahu.“Only if there is a clear answer to Israel’s security needs, only then will we agree to reach an understanding.”The talks began on Sunday afternoon at the headquarters of the Egyptian intelligence in the absence of four officials from Gaza, among them representatives of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, who were expected to arrive during the evening.last_img read more

Mourners gather at Courtney Herrons funeral for teary farewell

first_imgMourners gathered for the funeral of slain Greek Australian woman Courtney (Kostandina) Herron, 25, on Monday, more than a week after her body was found at Royal Park in Melbourne.Loved ones left flowers outside Saint Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church at Moonee Ponds. There were friends from many facets of the young girl’s life attending the funeral service.Her mother, Maxie (Metaxia) Antoniou and grandmother Connie walked beside the coffin as it was brought into the church, decorated with pink lilies, tulips and white roses. Her father, lawyer John Herron, wept as both he and Maxie kissed their daughter’s coffin.There were several photographs of Ms Herron as a young girl on display with the words, “Do not mourn my absence, feel me close and still talk to me. I will love you from Heaven as I have you on Earth.”READ MORE: Tears for Courtney (Konstandina) Herron: Who was the young woman whose death has sparked debate?The program for Courtney Herron’s funeral is seen at the St Dimitros Greek Orthodox Church in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Monday, June 3, 2019. The Funeral service for Melbourne murder victim Courtney Herron has taken place today. Photo: AAP Image/Benita Kolovos“There is a place in our hearts that is yours alone, a piece of our lives that no-one else can own. The tears in our eyes we can wipe away but our memories of you will always stay,” a tribute in the funeral service booklet read. It included selfies and other photos that showed a happy young girl that liked to dress up. They were photos selected to show the way in which her family want her to be remembered.A moving eulogy written by her godmother, who playfully referred to Courtney as Courky, was read out by the priest. “So here we are, before you heavenly father, in deep sorrow, broken in spirit, mourning the loss of our goddaughter, daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend, Courtney,” he read. “I brought her to You in the hope she would love You and live a life of joy, fulfilled by your word. Sadly, she was taken from us.”READ MORE: Vigil for Courtney Herron: Hundreds gather in the rainThe priest expressed his condolences to the family for the loss of their “beautiful daughter, granddaughter, sister”. He said that it is hard to express in words and comfort the family who have lost the “light of their lives”.Courtney will be buried alongside her pappou at the Northern Memorial Park in Glenroy.At Friday night’s vigil, Maxie said that her daughter is at peace. Speaking in front of a crowd of hundreds, she said that her daughter was “in the arms of her pappou”.An online Go Fund Me page gathered more than $14,000 for the young woman’s funeral costs. Her family had asked for donations to Front Yard Youth Services in lieu of flowers.Homeless man Henry Richard Hammond, 27, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court last Monday on charges of murder. Police described her death as “particularly horrendous”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more