History in the making highlights from APTNTrudeau

first_imgShout out to @CMc_Kenzie -grace under fire asking the hard questions! @APTNNews #aptntrudeau— Rachel Ann Snow (@RachelAnnSnow) June 3, 2016 Have to say @CMc_Kenzie is amazing: https://t.co/sB9mzCkIWM #aptntrudeau— Jorge Barrera (@JorgeBarrera) June 3, 2016This was the first time in history, the Prime Minister of Canada joined APTN for a sit down interview.Although some questions didn’t make it to air, Friday’s interview could set a precedent for all future Canadian leaders.jflett@aptn.ca Jaydon FlettAPTN National NewsFor the first time in history, a sitting Canadian Prime Minister sat down with APTN National News for an exclusive one-on-one interview.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined APTN‘s Cheryl McKenzie for a one-hour long discussion on indigenous issues. The discussion was broadcast nation-wide, streamed live on Facebook and the APTN website.@JustinTrudeau Thank you for making more history. So grateful to see you answering questions right there on @APTNNews. #aptntrudeau— Veronica Thornton (@thorntonv) June 3, 2016We asked our viewers to interact with us and tweet their questions using the hashtag #aptntrudeau.Viewers also had the chance to email or call-in to the studio during the show.“APTN is being watched by indigenous Canadians across the country, but it’s also being noticed by non-indigenous Canadians,” Trudeau said.It is clear those very viewers were looking forward to the chance to ask the prime minister tough questions.You better believe our National Aboriginal Caucus is tuned in to #aptntrudeau Call in NOW at 1-877-647-2786 #fcee16 pic.twitter.com/xJnFItdGaa— CFS-FCEE (@CFSFCEE) June 3, 2016Among the first topics discussed was the Prime Minister’s stance on natural resources and development, pipeline projects, Site C and the Grassy Narrows’ mercury clean-up.#APTN viewer asks when feds will step in and clean up Wabigoon river system which has mercury poisoned Grassy Narrows residents #aptntrudeau— APTN National News (@APTNNews) June 3, 2016Some were not satisfied with his response.Trudeau makes giving vague non-answers to very direct questions an art form. Dancing around Grassy Narrows, Site C… #aptntrudeau— Paige Bennett (@peachbennett) June 3, 2016But the twitter community commended APTN National News host Cheryl McKenzie for moderating the difficult discussion.Wow, @CMc_Kenzie is doing a fantastic job with this interview! Holding PMJT to account & reminding him of previous promises #aptntrudeau— Elizabeth Malcolm (@emalcolm_) June 3, 2016last_img read more

UN seeks additional funds to feed Malawians threatened by floods

Over 1 million Malawians are threatened by food shortages over the next three months as weather forecasts predict an enhanced likelihood of flooding in the southern African country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. “Consequently, women and children under five will become more exposed to malnutrition and infections as well as to abuse and exploitation,” UNICEF said in its latest update on the situation, highlighting its efforts to step up feeding for severely malnourished children and pregnant and lactating women, and prevent cholera and other water-borne diseases. The UN Country Team recently submitted a request for $5.5 million in emergency UN relief aid, and UNICEF is seeking an additional $2.5 to meet the immediate and medium-term needs of children and women throughout the affected areas for the coming five months. Some 200,000 women and children under five will need humanitarian assistance in 2008 and the agency called for the two mutually reinforcing causes of insecurity – a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and chronic poverty – to be addressed in tandem with food aid. Floods have already displaced tens of thousands of people in neighbouring Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia and the main commercial corridor from central Mozambique to landlocked Malawi has been cut, causing delays in the transportation of food and fuel and leading to a shortage of petrol. Cholera remains a major threat in Malawi with recurrent outbreaks during the rainy season from November to April and is a major risk factor in flooding due to the possible breakdown of water and sanitation facilities. Food shortages and malnutrition have a direct effect on individual susceptibility to diseases and thus the level of a possible epidemic will be directly related to people’s access to food and safe water, UNICEF warned. 15 January 2008Over 1 million Malawians are threatened by food shortages over the next three months as weather forecasts predict an enhanced likelihood of flooding in the southern African country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. read more

Former military intelligence head further remanded

Former military intelligence head Major General (Retired) Amal Karunasekara, who was arrested by the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over investigations into the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, has been further remanded till June 26.The Mount Lavinia court ordered that Amal Karunasekara be further remanded when the case was heard today. Major General Karunasekara was accused of being involved in the 2008 abduction of the then Associate Editor of The Nation, Keith Noyahr. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Discount Car Truck Rentals to pay 700000 over misleading advertising

OTTAWA — Discount Car & Truck Rentals Ltd. is paying a $700,000 penalty after reaching an agreement with the Competition Bureau over misleading advertising about its prices.Following an investigation, the federal agency found that Discount advertised rental prices that were unattainable due to mandatory fees that were added during the purchasing process.It also determined that advertised rebates suggesting consumers would get a discount on their total bill were not applied to mandatory fees.In addition, various fees described as mandatory government taxes or surcharges were in fact imposed by the company to recover costs.Discount is the fourth vehicle rental company to conclude agreements to address so-call drip pricing, which has resulted in a total of almost $6 million in penalties.The others are Avis/Budget, Hertz/Dollar Thrifty and Enterprise. read more

Council briefs County welcomes Langton Royals

Norfolk councillors welcomed the Langton Royals Junior Hockey Club to the community on July 2.The Royals will join the Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League for the 2019-20 season. They will play in the West Division and have players from all over the world.Jason DoPaco, the Royals coach and general manager, attended a council-in-committee meeting.“I want to give young players the experience I had,” he told councillors. “And Langton loves their hockey.”At one time, Langton was home to the Langton Thunderbirds, a junior hockey team that played in the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League.DoPaco said Langton has a close-knit family atmosphere the team owners found attractive. He is promising a hard-working, competitive and entertaining hockey team. DoPaco said he and the Royals players will be working closely with Langton Minor Hockey to provide a free on-ice skill development program. He said the goal is to be involved in local organizations, including schools, churches, and youth and senior programs.Concerns voiced about treesNorfolk County staff will be meeting with members of the Environmentally Concerned Organization to discuss their concerns about the destruction of trees.Group member Stephanie Wilson addressed councillors at a council-in-committee meeting last week.“The removal of trees is happening on a scale that makes myself and others very uncomfortable,” she said.Wilson made reference to trees being stripped in the Black Creek area in 2012. She said she approached council in 2014 about the same issues but no action was taken.Wilson said her group wants a tree survey completed before any development in the county begins.Coun. Chris Van Paasen pointed out that Norfolk County has the highest percentage of tree coverage in southern Ontario and has been named the Forestry Capital of Canada.County staff said environmental assessments are conducted before development is approved.New telecom towersConstruction of new telecommunication towers that will bring high-speed Internet to Villa Nova and Courtland were approved at a Norfolk County council-in-committee meeting on Tuesday, July 2.The towers will be located at 1409 Thompson Rd. East in the Waterford area and 174 Talbot St., Courtland.County staff said there were no comments or concerns raised by the neighbours of either project, brought forth by Silo Wireless Inc. read more

Talks on global AIDS plan near completion in advance of UN special

Ambassador Penny Wensley of Australia and Ambassador Ibra Deguène Ka of Senegal said agreement remained elusive on certain key issues, including financing the plan of action, but both expressed hope that progress would be achieved before the expected conclusion of the talks on Saturday.Ambassador Wensley said the negotiations — which lasted for up to 12 hours a day since the preparatory session had begun on Monday — had brought delegates “pretty well close to final agreement” on key sections of the text, including those dealing with leadership, children infected and affected by AIDS, research and development, and alleviating the disease’s social and economic impact.More remained to be done on sections dealing with prevention and with conflict-affected regions, she said, adding that differences on those subjects were not political, “but the texts are complex — there’s a lot of ideas, a lot of proposals and we have to get them worked through.”Ambassador Wensley said sensitivities arose over sections in the text on groups perceived to be vulnerable to HIV infection, including men who have sex with men, sex workers and their clients, injecting drug users and prisoners. “We have to respect those views, and we have to find a way to accommodate them.”Political differences also persisted over sections concerning financing, HIV/AIDS and human rights, as well as care, support and treatment, she noted. “There is nothing insuperable; with good will and determination we hope very much that we will be able to find the necessary middle ground that is essential when you are trying to get agreement among 189 Member States.”Ambassador Ka agreed the challenge was to forge a common position among so many countries. “When 189 members are around this document, you can imagine all the sensitivities” that arise, he said. As an example of the need to accommodate all views, he noted that the preamble had originally been comprised of 21 paragraphs, but as a result of the negotiations had grown to include 35.The Senegalese Ambassador also stressed that negotiators had broadened the scope of the talks beyond just governments. “We didn’t forget that we had to write this history also with the NGOs [non-governmental organizations],” he said, noting that two dialogue sessions with had been organized to hear their views. read more

Canada grocers seen slowing market share loss to Costco Walmart

Canada grocers seen slowing market share loss to Costco, Walmart by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted May 16, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated May 16, 2017 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – While international retailers Costco and Walmart have gobbled up a growing share of Canadian food sales for more than a decade, further gains are expected to be tougher to eke out as the country’s traditional grocers mount an improved defence.Industry watchers say the price gap between the two sides has narrowed and the traditional stores’ loyalty programs are helping support sales.“Every point of market share is hard fought over in the grocery market,” said Kenric S. Tyghe, a consumer and retail analyst at Raymond James. “The traditional grocers have done a better job defending share than, I think, a lot of observers expected.”While they have operated in Canada for years, competition from Costco and Walmart is still top of mind for local grocers given the low-cost strategy of the two foreign giants.In his most recent quarterly call with analysts in April, Metro CEO Eric R. La Fleche discussed Costco’s expansion in Ontario, saying it is “a significant competitor, and we have to execute and differentiate.”In the second quarter of 2004, traditional grocery stores sold about $12.3 billion worth of food, accounting for about 90 per cent of the market, according to Statistics Canada data. General merchandisers, which include Costco and Walmart, sold about $1.3 billion or roughly 9.8 per cent.In the same quarter of 2016, traditional grocers’ market share fell to about 79.2 per cent, while that of the general merchandisers more than doubled.Those changes translate “into billions and billions of dollars every quarter,” said Kevin Grier, an agriculture and food market analyst, adding that the shift in market share to the U.S. chains is expected to slow.“You can’t keep that up,” he said.Canadian grocers were granted some respite from foreign-owned competitors when Target, which entered the Canadian market in 2013, pulled out of the country in 2015.Costco now operates 95 warehouses in Canada, while Walmart runs 410 stores. Costco plans to open three more stores by the end of this year for a total of seven new stores in 2017. Spokesman Ron Damiani said that’s the most sites the company’s opened in a financial year in recent memory.While Walmart has not revealed any new expansion plans, it announced in 2015 it would add 42 supercentre locations.Tyghe said that pace of expansion will not create the sort of disruption and dislocation seen when growth in square footage at the two chains outpaced population increases, forcing Canadian grocers to lower prices.The traditional grocers have also boosted their discount banner store counts, Tyghe said, keeping their hold on the most price-oriented customers.Loblaw, for example, operates 500 discount banner stores, including No Frills, across Canada.“We believe we have some of the strongest, most effectively operated and most customer-centric discount formats in the country,” Loblaw CEO Galen G. Weston said in an interview after the company’s annual meeting earlier this month.For the average Canadian shopper, that means the price difference between a product at a traditional grocer and a Costco or Walmart is not necessarily compelling enough to justify shopping at two separate locations, Tyghe said.“You’re not going to win on price alone,” he said.Another factor favouring traditional grocers is their strong loyalty programs, which give them robust customer data and the ability to target promotional offers to individuals based on their shopping habits, Tyghe said.“How they respond is increasingly in a very data-driven, targeted, promotional way,” he said.— With files from Linda NguyenFollow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more

Brock unravels mystery of heart disease through art

A recent Brock event morphed art and science together, giving a unique glimpse into the lives of individuals with heart disease.The stories of men and women with early warning signs of heart disease were told through art and poetry during a one-night exhibition Sept. 12 at Brock’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. The Art-Informed Journey through Cardiac Illness Art Symposium was presented by Department of Nursing Assistant Professor Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy.The event was inspired by evidence that emerged from Brock’s Heart Innovation Research Program, led by O’Keefe-McCarthy, which suggests that patients want to receive information in ways that are meaningful to them.“The experience of living with heart disease is different for each person,” said O’Keefe-McCarthy. “When we were analyzing the data collected from men and women looking back on the symptoms they suffered before their heart attack, what emerged went far beyond what we were expecting. The comments and themes really spoke to the emotional aspect of living with heart disease.”Some of the analogies used in the project included phrases such as:“Stitch in time”“Unraveling the mystery”“Common threads”“Mend my own heart”“These phrases inspired our team members to reach out to women who crochet and request they make hearts as a symbol for the creativity that we need to employ to get important health knowledge into the hands of people who need it,” O’Keefe-McCarthy said.In speaking with these women, a suggestion was made for the research team to come out to a knitting group meeting.“At first, I thought I was being invited to a join a group of four or five women, but it was quickly clarified that there are knitting guilds of 3,000 to 5,000 women in Ontario and that we were being invited to go to one of their conferences,” O’Keefe-McCarthy said.Soon after, came the idea to share this new information in creative and artistic ways.“Using an arts-informed approach to analyze and disseminate data has the ability to change perceptions of our understanding of the early warning signs of heart disease,” she said.The symposium showcased the experiences of 23 women and men through verbatim poetry and artistic depictions created by four artists. Three evocative themes covered the denial of early warning signs, pain and self-recrimination.“It is my hope this event was successful in drawing attention to the early warning signs related to poor heart health and stimulated discussion and learning in a meaningful way,” O’Keefe-McCarthy said. read more

Algeria protests Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedProtesters fight police, burn Maduro puppets in VenezuelaApril 21, 2014In “Regional”G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protestersJuly 6, 2017In “World”President’s Berbice visit greeted with protestJanuary 13, 2018In “latest news” Algerian police have used water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against Abdelkader Bensalah’s appointment as interim president.Bensalah, the speaker of parliament’s upper house, succeeds President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week following weeks of peaceful demonstrations.But many want more radical change. Bensalah, who will be in power until a presidential election, pledged to work in the interests of the people.Protesters have called for an end to the “system” (AFP Photo_“I need everyone during this period in our country to apply the constitution strictly, to work hard, faithfully and with dedication in order to return as soon as possible the word to the people,” he told members of parliament after he was appointed. He is due to be in office for 90 days.As soon as the appointment of Bensalah was announced, protesters took to the streets of the capital, Algiers, demanding “Bensalah go”. The 77-year-old is seen as being very close to the ailing former president, who had been in power for 20 years.From the start of the protests in February, the demonstrators have not just been focusing on Bouteflika, Algeria analyst James McDougall told the BBC.Placards and online posts have been demanding an end to the “system”, or “Le Pouvoir”, meaning that all those around the former president should also go.The allegation was that Bouteflika was used as a front for a group of businessmen, politicians and military officials, who are said to really run the country.The protests have been peaceful and the security forces have not used heavy-handed tactics to break them up. (BBC) read more

Jagdeo writes Granger to resign call elections

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has written President David Granger calling on him and his caretaker Coalition Cabinet to resign and announce a date for early elections in compliance of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) June 18, 2019 ruling and subsequent July 12, 2019 consequential orders.See below for the letter sent by the Opposition Leader to the President today Saturday, July  20, 2019.Letter to President pg 1Letter to President pg2Letter to President Pg3 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAG examining Opposition demands for govt to resign, dissolve ParliamentJuly 27, 2019In “Local News”MPs will not return to National Assembly to extend caretaker Govt time in office – PPPAugust 4, 2019In “latest news”Opposition Leader says willing to meet President anytime, and daily to chart way forwardJune 26, 2019In “latest news” read more

West Indies begin search for new mens head coach following comprehensive

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFloyd Reifer takes over from Richard Pybus as West Indies interim coachApril 12, 2019In “latest news”Ricky Skerritt announces challenge to Cameron CWI presidencyFebruary 22, 2019In “latest news”CWI asked to ‘rescind’ Pybus’ appointmentJanuary 9, 2019In “latest news” Mandate the recently revised fitness and conditioning policyEstablish a comprehensive stakeholder communications & accountability protocolIncorporate Human Resource best practicesAccept candidates identified to undergo a thorough recruitment process for filling the selectors’ positions for limited termsAppoint one white-ball captain, as a medium to long term selection strategy(ESPNCricinfo) West Indies might have a regular head coach soon, with the board suggesting the recruitment process to find the right person for the job has begun. Former captain Floyd Reifer has been filling in as caretaker boss since Richard Pybus’ sacking in April, but Cricket West Indies is hopeful it can find a more permanent solution by the time the men’s team plays Afghanistan in November.On Monday, CWI announced a new selection structure and policy as well as the appointment of Kieron Pollard as the new captain of the West Indies white-ball squads, replacing Jason Holder in ODIs and Carlos Brathwaite in T20Is. This came after a “comprehensive review” into the selection process and system for all West Indies cricket, conducted by a task force set up by the Ricky Skerritt regime, with recommendations approved by the CWI board of directors at their quarterly meeting, held for the first time in Tobago on September 7 and 8.A CWI statement said that the task force carried out a “four-month review” and “benchmarked cricket selection systems around the world and incorporated feedback and contributions from current and former players, coaches, administrators, franchise CEOs and nearly 2,700 fans across the Caribbean”. The board will now seek applications, via an advertisement, for the head coach position. Applications need to come in before September 20.CWI further said that its new selection system will “introduce new team-specific selection panels for the West Indies men’s and women’s and youth teams”, comprising “an executive selector (lead selector), a selector and head coach”.The statement added: “The full-time selectors will be supported by a selection analyst to provide performance data to support selection considerations plus a minimum of three scouts to ensure cricketers throughout the region are closely watched and evaluated.“A modernised, transparent selection policy will see players selected against six criteria: form and performance, fitness (based on a new approved fitness and conditioning policy), team balance, mental capacity, technical ability and commitment. The playing XIs will then be selected by the executive selector, head coach and captain.”“The end product in the form of eight major recommendations is grounded in a comprehensive methodology encompassing the feedback of some 2700 stakeholders,” Kishore Shallow, the CWI vice-president, said in a statement. “This is a defining document that represents momentous progress for West Indies cricket.”Main recommendations of the task forceImplement a new structure of team-specific selection panelsDedicate the services of a data-based Selection analyst to the panelsAccept and Implement a new selection policy (based on form and performance, fitness, team balance, mental capacity, technical ability and commitment) read more

Worlds largest open pit platinum mine saves with Warman® pump upgrade

first_imgAnglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena Mine was able to increase throughput and reduce energy consumption in its secondary mill circuit with the installation of a Warman® MCR® 450 pump. The pump solution, equipped with a rubber lining and metal impeller, was provided by Weir Minerals Africa.The mine, near Mokopane in Limpopo province, is the world’s largest open pit platinum mine with among the lowest operating costs. In line with the mine’s focus on productivity, Weir Minerals Africa proposed this pump solution as it offered a higher volumetric capacity in anticipation of future increases in throughput requirements.The larger impeller of the Warman® MCR® pump allows lower pump speeds and consequently less wear. The rubber liner of the Warman® MCR® pump is lighter and the hydraulic design has improved efficiency and wear characteristics. This allowed the mine to raise its production target from 600,000 to 700,000 dry tonnes per month.The replacement pumps were retrofitted to the existing footprint, without disturbing existing motors, gearbox drives or pipework. On-site Weir Minerals Africa technicians were deployed during the commissioning phase. Once installed, the Warman® MCR® 450 pump milled 4,400 m3 per hour, shifting 760,000 dry tonnes per month.Online for 78.9% of the plant operational time, the pump was able to deliver significant savings through lower power consumption. After 3,000 hours in operation, the Warman® MCR® 450 pump was examined to evaluate the wear rate of the hydraulic components. Localised wear was evident on some of the components, and the mine decided to continue running the pump to point of failure. The improved wear life will result in a significant saving for the customer.The independent study conducted after the initial installation confirmed the pump’s improved performance. The study also recommended converting all mill discharge pumps at the operation to Warman® MCR® 450 pumps, to maximise pump performance and reduce energy consumption.Based on the mine’s satisfaction with the way the pump met its objectives, it has placed an order for three Warman® MCR® 450 pump conversion kits to retrofit the remaining Warman® AH® 20/18 RE pumps installed in the secondary mill circuit.last_img read more

Aggreko and Wärtsilä to bring completely new concept to power market

first_imgJust a day after announcing the launch of its new Modular Block, Wärtsilä has entered into a co-operation agreement with Aggreko to introduce “a completely new concept to the power market” built around the power plant solution.This pre-fabricated, modular, and expandable enclosure features medium-speed Wärtsilä 32 and 34 family engines which can run on a variety of fuels and, as a re-deployable power generation solution, enables new business and financing models, such as power as a service or rentals, according to Wärtsilä.“The Wärtsilä Modular Block solution can be installed in a matter of weeks, and can be expanded to accommodate increased energy needs. Similarly, it can be dismantled and relocated to alternative locations as and when required, making it highly suited to temporary power generation,” Wärtsilä said.Under the agreement, Wärtsilä will provide the technology and design for the core power generation equipment, with Aggreko, a leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, incorporating Wärtsilä’s Modular Block enclosure and power generation within its Rental/Power Solutions sales offering.According to Wärtsilä, the use of its medium-speed engines in the Modular Block introduces a totally new efficiency dimension to the temporary power market. “This results in major savings in fuel consumption and operating costs, while harmful greenhouse gas emissions are considerably reduced.”Furthermore, the solution is easy to integrate with renewable energy and storage systems, making it ideal for providing grid stability and balancing when integrating more intermittent renewable energy sources. The medium-size engines can run on natural gas, as well as biofuel for a fully sustainable solution.Jean Nabb, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Wärtsilä Energy Business, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Aggreko to enter this rapidly growing market. Aggreko is the global leader in mobile, modular power, and the Wärtsilä Modular Block solution opens up exciting new opportunities both for stationary and temporary electricity generation of up to 100 MW.”Stephane Le Corre, Strategy and Commercial Development Director, Aggreko, said: “We recognise the growing market for distributed generation, and the increasing need for new thermal power solutions that are cost-comparable with permanent generation. We see a number of potential applications for Wärtsilä’s Modular Block on projects of typically five-to-10 year duration, with its ability to achieve high levels of efficiency, while still being re-deployable.”last_img read more

VIDEO Danish revenge for WCh 2017 and stupid way to lose

Danish womens handball teamNathalie HagmanSandra ToftWomen’s EHF EURO 2018 Denmark – Sweden 30-29  (15-16)Denmark: Mette Tranborg 7, Anne Mette Hansen 5, Trine Østergaard 4, Kathrine Heindahl 4, Mie Højlund 4, Stine Jørgensen 2, Lærke Nolsøe 1, Fie Woller 1, Nadia Offendal 1, Stine Bodholt 1.Sweden: Nathalia Hagman 7, Isabelle Gullden 5, Jamina Roberts 4, Olivia Mellegård 3, Mikaela Brass 3, Anna Lagerquist 2, Hanna Blomstrand 2, Carin Strömberg 1, Daniela Gustin 1, Jenny Alm 1. Nathalie Hagman is definitely the loser of Day 2 at Women’s EHF EURO 2018 together with her team – Sweden. The Swedish girls had a chance to take a point in Nordic derby against Denmark, but experienced right wing threw the ball from 7-meter line so badly against Danish goalkeeper Sandra Toft, when celebration could start.This was a revenge for WCh 2017 quarter-final loss last winter in Leipzig when Sweden were much better (27:23). ← Previous Story Strong Serbian finish against Poland Next Story → The Israeli wonderkid of VFL Gummersbach – Yonatan Dayan: “I Can’t ask for more” read more

Cristina Neagu is NBSC World Handball Female Player 2018

← Previous Story Uwe Gensheimer to TAXI driver: Take me home! Next Story → World Female Handball Player 2018 – TOP 5 Handball-Planet.com is proud to announce that Romanian superstar – left back Cristina Neagu is the WORLD FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYER 2018 powered by New Belgrade Summer Cup. The 30-years old righthander of Romanian national team and CSM Bucharest got the biggest support of Handball-Planet.com Jury consisted of handball Experts (12 handball journalists from 12 countries) together with the fans from all over the world who took a part in voting choosing from 32 nominated players on eight positions.Cristina Neagu was a leader of  Romanian national team almost until the end of successful campaign at EHF EURO 2018 in France, where they ended  at fourth position, but also with strong influence of the results of Romanian champions CSM Bucharest. With 48 points in total, Neagu put behind French goalkeeper – Amandine Leynaud (44) and Russian right back Anna Vyakhireva (42). TOP 5 IN 2018FINAL RESULTSBEST 8JURY MEMBERS:Jozsef Simon (Nemzeti Sport, Hungary)Michal Pomorski (handball.pl, Poland)Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)Amina Idrizi (24rakomet.mk, Macedonia)Ibolya Szekeres (Time Out Mag, Norway)Laura Agena (Handball-Planet.com, Argentina)Jasmin Tajic (Oslobodjenje, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Života Bogdanović (Handball-Planet.com, Serbia)Nagore Odriozola (Revista Líderas, Spain)Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)Igor Grachov (xsport.ua, Ukraine)Lars Bruun-Mortensen (TV 2, Denmark)JURY MEMBERS FROM EUROPE AND SOUTH AMERICAOur goal that handball world gets a public and fair contest for the World best players of the year, since 2010 received a big support from the parts of handball globe. WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2018 Jury has consisted of the people with their names and CV’s with the clear aim to get opinion from different countries, continents, handball schools and traditions. Our Jury members are famous handball specialists in their countries, which coming from the biggest media (Marca, TV 2 NO, etc), but also from specialized websites and newspapers as timeout.org, Balkan-Handball.com, rushandball.ru, rakomet24, handball.pl…LOKE, TOMORI, NEAGU, MORK…Neagu won the award for the third time (2015, 2016 and 2018) just like Heidi Loke (2011, 2013 and 2014). Zsuzsanna Tomori (2012) and Nora Mork (2017) are also on the list of Handball-Planet.com winners.WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2018 – PARTNERSCREATIC – https://creatic.hu/MASTERS HANDBALL WORLD CUP 2019 – mhworldcup.comPHOTO: Kolektiff Cristina Neagu is World Handball Female Player 2018 read more

RECEIPT FROM SKOPJE – Veszprem have a new fitness coach Marija Lojanica

← Previous Story AMERICA, EUROPE, ALL TOGETHER at 4th Masters Handball World Cup 2020 – Apply! Next Story → Magnus Abelvik Rod is Young World Handball Player 2019 The Hungarian champions and finalists of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2018/2019, Telekom Veszprem, began the preparations for the new season. In the first part of the pre-season, the major job is on fitness coach who has to prepare team for all the chalenges of the new season.Her name is Marija Lojanica. The Serbian girls is coming from Skopje, where he worked for five years with the women’s and men’s team of RK Vardar.“My goal is to win Champions League with Veszprem, like we did it in Skopje with the men’s team”, said Lojanica for the official website. Marija Lojanica read more

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine

first_imgARTILLERY HAS POUNDED rebel bastion of Donetsk in southeastern Ukraine today as the West warned Russia that any attempt to send “humanitarian” troops into the conflict-torn region would be “unacceptable”.Ukraine’s military said in a statement that it was “tightening its grip on Donetsk” although it also reported that several of its positions were still coming under mortar fire from Russian territory.Heavy fire also continued on Lugansk.Ukrainian forces have been trying to wrest back control of the main rebel-held cities in the east and cut them off from Russia. Ukrainian government troops heading towards the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Source: AP Photo/Alexander ZemlianichenkoThe head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, called Saturday for a ceasefire on humanitarian grounds after admitting the city was surrounded.But he also pledged that insurgents would fight “for every street, for every house, for every metre of our land” if the Ukrainian army attempted to push into the city.Ukraine is ready to accept this offer, President Petro Poroshenko said, but only if it is an unarmed international team entering the country through Kiev-controlled borders.Protests have continued in Kiev as authorities attempted to remove the Euromaiden protest camp.last_img read more

Great sadness as Waterfords Red Kettle Theatre Company closes

first_imgARRANGEMENTS FOR THE closure of Waterford’s Red Kettle Theatre Company have been initiated.The company was founded in 1985 but is now facing the final curtain, due to arts funding cuts and “six years of economic erosion”.Red Kettle played a leading role in city’s vibrant arts scene.However, in a statement issued last night, the company said it is “no longer a viable enterprise”, despite the efforts of many including the local Council and Youth Committee.“It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of the Red Kettle Theatre Company, a company much loved by the people of its native Waterford for nearly 30 years,” it read. Red Kettle joins a growing list of arts organisations nationally which have been put out of business in recent years through ongoing economic challenges and cuts to their funding.The statement noted that there will be ‘several’ job losses.Read: Gold pants and gender bending… it’s Shakespeare, but not as you know it >Read: ‘We need to get away from Celtic Tiger thinking’ – Arts Council >last_img read more