German handballUkraine women’s handball Very interesting Day 5 of the EHF EURO 2010 in Scandinavia is behind us. Totally unexpected, German national team has to leave Norway as the worst team in the Group. Team of coach Osmann had “easy task” for the third round match against Ukraine. German girls just only should not allow a defeat with eight goals or more, but they lost from Ukraine 23:33! This nightmare, probably will have a huge effect on the future of Women’s handball in one of the most succesfull country in last few years.In the second match of group “C”, Sweden again provide superb defense and took all four points to the Main Round. Sweden wins over Netherlands 25:18.Standings:Sweden 6Netherland 2Ukraine 2Germany 2 ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2010 (Round 3): Norway humiliated Hungary Next Story → EHF EUR0 2010 (Group “A”): Serious Romania for the biggest Serbian defeat ever
← Previous Story Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz on the way to Wisla Plock? Next Story → TOP 20 EHF CL scorers (2006-2011): Kiril Lazarov – “The King of shooters” A true sensation happened in the French Cup! Chambery managed to defeat Montpellier in Montpellier! What makes this more bombastic, is that Montpellier in the middle of the 2nd half had 7 points lead, and it seemed that the game is sealed. But this seems to have detemined the Chamberians to push even more and manage get even result at two minutes before the end. Then they managed to score 30-29, while Montpellier missed during their attack, and this was then the final result. For Chambery, Bicanic and Basic scored each 8 goals.In the other game, Toulouse beat Bordeaux (35-30), and joined Dunkerque and Mulhouse in the semi-final. The draw was also made for the semis, and it is the follows, to be played on the 13th of April:Toulouse – DunkerqueMulhouse – Chambery
← Previous Story EHF NT ranking: Denmark first, Croatia and France follow Next Story → Zorman on Medvedi game: “The most important game of the season” Match of the last Round in “Group of Death” will be decisive for four of six teams. Only Atletico Madrid and BSV Silkeborg can enjoy at the end of Preliminary Round, while MKB Veszprem, Fuchse Berlin, Chekhovski Medvedi and Vive Targi Kielce will fight for the TOP16. BM Atletico Madrid without Abalo and Chema coming to Hungary in relaxed atmosphere, while Hungarians must win.-It won’t be enough that only 380 people shout and sing, we need 5000 fans for this game – is part of the article from MKB Veszprem website official call to the fans:– Our goal is not to be the eighth player of the team. Madrid has to feel that against them is 5000 players- says in Veszprem and call on the “Match of the Year”.MKB Veszprem – BM Atletico Madrid (Saturday, 17h) AbaloBM Atletico MadridHungarian handballMKB Veszprem
← Previous Story Women’s OG 2012 (Group B-Day 1): Denmark wins “Scandinavian derby” – Spain smashed by Korea! Next Story → Men’s Olympic Tournament starts in London! London 2012 HandballOlympic handballWomen’s Olympic handball In the derby match of the Round 1 at the Women’s Olympic Tournament in London, France took two very important points over Norway 24:23(17:12) in the match in which French girls led during all 60 minutes.In the other matches of Group A:DENMARK – SWEDEN 21:18KOREA – SPAIN 31:27Group B – Day 1:RUSSIA – ANGOLA 30:27BRASIL – CROATIA 24:23MONTENEGRO – GREAT BRITAIN 31:19
carstenslandsbergMagdeburgrojewski ← Previous Story IHF choosing World’s Best Coaches for 2011 Next Story → Olympics Women: Norway and Spain in the semi-finals!! Some good news coming from Magdeburg. Andreas Rojewski and Kjell Landsberg have prolonged the contracts with the club. This means that Rojewski will be staying at the club until 30.06.2016, while Landsberg will be wearing the shirt of the Sachsen-Anhalt club until 2014. Both players were to have their contracts expire on 30.06.2013. SCM’s coach Frank Carstens expressed his satisfaction with the new contracts and that two important players will be staying at the club for some time.It has been also announced by the club that for the first time ever more than 3000 season tickets were sold.photo and source: SC Magdeburg
9Gaz-System Pogoń14419396:4109 7Zagłębie Lubin14527409:44812 Second part of the season in Poland began with secure victories of two biggest favorites for the title – Orlen Wisla Plock and Vive Targi Kielce. Kielce beat home team Azoty Pulawy 34:28 (14:15) after bad first half, while current leader from Plock has good start in Szczecin against Pogon 30:24 (15:12). Petar Nenadic was TOP scorer with 8 goals, while Muhamed Toromanovic scored 4 as the second best in “blue-white” team…Watch WISLA TV Video about this match and statements afterwards…STANDING: 8Piotrkowianin Piotrków14509398:43410 3Azoty Puławy14923396:38420 12Czuwaj Przemyśl141112389:5023 ← Previous Story Russian NT goalkeeper Igor Levshin to SC DHfK Leipzig! Next Story → Berlin “O2 Arena” sold out for Barca – 13.000 fans waiting handball show! 10Chrobry Głogów143110352:3867 1Orlen Wisła Płock141400510:37528 11Miedź Legnica142111311:4035 4Tauron Stal Mielec14914442:40119 5MMTS Kwidzyn14716426:43915 6NMC Powen Zabrze14707363:37514 2Vive Targi Kielce141301542:37726 Orlen Wisla PlockPolish HandballVive Targi Kielce
Barca handballbarcelona intersportFCBkarabaticKarabatic VS NeymarNeymar VS KarabaticNikola KarabaticPablo Neymar handball Handball has lost the battle with football in Madrid, when only the third part of money spent for David Villa transfer from Barca to Atletico Madrid, handball team (BM Atletico Madrid) couldn’t find to survive (1.7 mil EURO), but only a few sentences of Nikola Karabatic at the first day of F.C Barcelona Intersport preparation for the upcoming season, gave some satisfaction for the people who have handball in the blood. Two time Olympic and World Champion, also EHF CL winner, Nikola Karabatic was asked to answer on comparison with Brazilian star, Pablo Neymar, who signed contract with the football team this summer. French star with Balkan origin answered with a smile:– “I’m flattered that I compare with Neymar, but I think that I won some titles – said Karabatic and added:– He has to win one or two World Cups and the we will talk – he replied with a smile.source: marca.com ← Previous Story 8 Days to STRUGA 2013: HCM Constanta begins with two wins Next Story → Ivan Milas to Wisla Plock
← Previous Story Sparkasse Arena Derby: PSG beat Kiel Next Story → RK Metalurg wins Struga 2014! Handball match of the Day will be played in Macedonian city of Struga. The 42nd edition of the tournament will have great ending with Macedonian derby between RK Vardar and RK Metalurg! Both teams are at the beginning of the new season, but they didn’t want to “escape” friendly clash…Group:Sankt Petersburg – Metaloplastika 31:20Vardar – Sankt Petersburg 35:22Vardar – Metaloplastika 29:26Standing:Vardar 4Sankt Petersburg 2Metaloplastika 0Group B:Creteil – Metalurg 24:21Azoty Pulawy – Creteil 30:25Metalurg – Azoty Pulawy 33:26TABELA:Metalurg 2 (+4)Azoty Pulawy 2 (-2)Creteil 2(-2)5th place(17.30)Metaloplastika – CreteilMatch for the 3rd place0 (19.15)Azoti Pulavi – Sankt PetersburgFinal (21.30)Vardar – Metalurg
Zoran Kastratovic The best team of Asia, Qatari El Jaish have appointed the new head-coach 20 days before the first big challenge in the new season – IHF Super Globe in Doha. Qatari team signed Zoran Kastratovic, former head-coach of Montenegrian NT with whom he qualified for WCh 2013 and EURO 2014. Kastratovic has also worked at RK Vardar Skopje in the last season, but he was sacked after three months. ← Previous Story STRUGA 2014: Vardar begins with +13! Next Story → Sparkasse Arena Derby: PSG beat Kiel
The men’s Brazilian team won the “Four Nations” tournament on home soil in João Pessoa. Team of Jordi Ribera won all three matches against the rivals from the different contintents, but certanly the toughest job the second best team of Panamerica had against Tunisia 31:28 in the last round…Chile 18 – 25 TunísiaBrazil 43 – 32 CubaTunísia 34 – 33 CubaBrazil 34 – 21 ChileCuba 30 – 29 ChileBrazil 31 – 28 TunísiaSTANDINGS:Brazil 6Tunisia 4Cuba 2Chile 0 ← Previous Story Women’s WCh 2015 Play-Off: Serbia and Germany out! Next Story → 16 teams are ready for Poland – Montenegro the best third team!
One of the symbols of the Russian handball in the last decade, Aleksey Rastvorcev will spent maybe the last year of his career in Serbia, where he signed contract with RK Vojvodina Novi Sad. The Serbian champions will compete at the VELUX EHF Champions League and SEHA GAZPROM League in the upcoming season, which are the good enough reasons for the 37-years old Russian giant to cross the Serbo-Macedonian border.Rastvorcev has played in RK Vardar Skopje in the last two seasons.He was playing 10 years for Chekhovskie Medvedi and won the EHF Cup Winners Cup.Russian left back won the bronze medal at Olympic Games 2004. ← Previous Story Men’s Junior WCh 2015: Best 16 to fight for quarterfinal Next Story → Men’s Junior WCH 2015: Egypt to challenge European TOP teams for the trophy!
One of the candidates for the Croatian national team at upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 2018 on home soil, Jakov Vrankovic, signed two years contract with Hungarian team Tatabanya Grundfos. The 24-years old right back coming from Romanian Dinamo Bucharest, where he played three very good seasons in which team from capital played at EHF Cup and VELUX EHF Champions League.Vrankovic, lefthander, played before 2014 in French Dijon with short episode in Qatari Al Rayyan. ← Previous Story ALGERIA 2017: Perfect start for France and Slovenia Next Story → RK Vardar, FC Barcelona Lassa and Fuchse Berlin to attack IHF Super GLobe 2017
The Portuguese club F.C Porto will try to get back on the throne in domestic handball with the new coach Lars Walther, but also some new names in the roster. The last signing is linked with the name of Alexander Spende, the 24-years old Slovenian left back.Spende coming from Slovenian RK Maribor Branik, where he spent last four seasons. He will join his ex team-mate Nikola Spelic, who is playing at the same position in Porto.FC Porto will play against Macedonian RK Ohrid at EHF Cup Round 2. ← Previous Story EHF CL TOP 5 saves: Klemen Ferlin RK Gorenje’s hero! Next Story → Bertus Servaas leaves hospital: I feel better Alexander SpendeFC Porto handball
DETECTIVES FROM THE Criminal Assets Bureau intend to finish their search of the former home of bankrupt developer Tom McFeely this evening.They moved in yesterday after a plumber found €140,000 in cash at the Ballsbridge property.According to RTÉ News, a further €60,000 in €50 notes was discovered yesterday. It had been hidden in the bathroom, wrapped in piles with elastic bands and kept in plastic bags.Photographer Laura Hutton captured these images at the Dublin 4 home today, showing gardaí and CAB detectives removing bags. An axe can also be seen in the shots.
Last year the Director of the NAPD called for pay cuts for teachers and principals. The NAPD also welcomed – uncritically – the introduction of the Minister for Education and Skills’ Framework for Junior Cycle despite the fact that almost half of all principals say that their schools have little or no capacity to implement this new Junior Cycle programme. These statements make clear the difference between the role of teacher unions in representing principals and deputy principals and the role of the NAPD.HeadachesWhile Maguire said the union accepted that industrial action would “involve administrative headaches for principals, deputy principals and all teachers”, she said this would have little impact compared to that of the government’s education cuts.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Director of the NAPD Clive Byrne said the intention of the letter was “to ask teachers to recognise the the particular responsibilities of principals and deputy principals”.“Principals want to make sure there isn’t division among staff and they’re trying to maintain a positive climate and manage what is a difficult situation,” he added.Read: Taoiseach: “This is the Haddington Road Agreement, it will not be renegotiated”>Read: ASTI: ‘If they impose further changes we will be forced to react’>Read: TUI members will not cover the work of ASTI teachers during industrial action> TEACHERS’ UNION THE ASTI has hit back at an association that represents principals after it suggested industrial action taken by teachers could have a damaging impact on students.In a letter to ASTI President Sally Maguire, posted on its website, NAPD President Kay O’Brien said that the current proposals, which would limit participation of teachers in areas like supervision, “present an appalling vista” for principals and deputy principals.“The impact of such directives will be divisive, destructive of collegiality and diminish the capacity of schools to meet the needs of students,” she wrote.‘Principals did not cause the crisis’It is understood that there is a concern among principals in dual union schools that there could be disputes among teachers when the Haddington Road Agreement is implemented and some are getting paid for certain duties, while others are not because their union signed up to it.The ASTI decided after a ballot that its members would withdraw duties outside of normal school hours, starting from Wednesday of next week.O’Brien also said it was important to remember that principals and deputy princials “did not cause the current economic crisis and do not have it in their power to resolve it”.In a statement today, the ASTI President said her union also represented prinicipals who participated in ballots that rejected the Haddington Road Agreement and supported industrial action.
(All photos: AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Read: Bono’s brother revives ’90s restaurant for charity > Read: The eagle has landed: Bono to get Mexico’s top honour > A BILLIONAIRE, A musician, and a socialist walk into a Palace…Three of the most powerful men in their respective fields met in Paris today to discuss issues around poverty and development.Bono and Bill Gates met French president Francois Hollande at the Élysée Palace to talk about humanitarian issues in a meeting lasting around 45 minutes.Afterwards Bono, who is the co-founder of non-governmental organisation ONE, thanked Hollande and the French people for supporting the fight against poverty worldwide, despite the ongoing economic difficulties.In a statement, the Élysée Palace said that the meeting had focused on the need for financing development, particularly through the implementation of a financial transactions tax.
THE DEPARTMENT of Public Expenditure has issued a statement which appears to contradict a cabinet minister’s earlier claims about estimated savings under the Croke Park agreement.In a statement this evening the Department said its estimates for savings under the public service pay deal did not include savings that each department expected to make in overhead costs.The statement is a response to an article in today’s Sunday Independent, which suggested that €678 million of non-pay savings achieved under the deal in its first two years were ‘now in doubt’ because of the dispute over how non-pay savings are estimated.That article claimed the Department of Finance had instructed other government Departments to calculate non-pay savings connected to staff reductions as being equivalent to 40 per cent of each employee’s salary.“We do not include overhead estimates in calculating pay savings and the newspaper reports regarding this are not correct,” the statement said.However, agriculture minister Simon Coveney – answering questions about the dispute on RTÉ Radio’s ‘This Week’ earlier today – explicitly listed savings from overheads as one way in which the non-pay savings were calculated.“The standard calculation method, when a Department reduces staff numbers, is that the saving will be the salary of that person, plus 40 per cent,” Coveney stated.The 40 per cent represents overheads, the costs of employing that person outside of salary, pension contributions, [and] potentially the cost of rehiring if that’s a specialist person.The Department of Public Expenditure also said no circular had been issued telling Departments how to calculate non-pay savings as 40 per cent, and that each Department used its own methodologies.“External auditors Grant Thornton signed off on the estimated savings in the March 2012 Implementation Body report, including those of the Department of Agriculture,” the statement said.Grant Thornton’s report, however, also refers to apparent Department of Finance guidelines on calculating the costs of overheads.Its report states that because the Department of Agriculture had incurred many of its Croke Park savings by reorganising its nationwide offices, which were rented by the Office of Public Works, it was finding it difficult to calculate its exact non-pay savings.Page 9 adds:In calculating the value of non-pay savings, the DAFM [Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine] therefore used an estimate of 40% of total salary cost based on Department of Finance guidelines.The Sunday Independent article did not seek to explain the source of the 40 per cent figure, and did not mention overheads as being a contributory factor to that amount.Read: Coveney: Department ‘was being accurate’ in rejecting government’s Croke Park criteria
Those who smoke and are admitted to the Rehabilitation Unit at the hospital will offered free therapy to quit smoking, and can be referred to smoking cessation supports.Exceptions to the rule will be allowed in line with the HSE policy, in cases of “where the risk would be disproportionate to any benefit achieved by prohibiting smoking“.The HSE aims to introduce a Smoke Free Campus Policy to all health campuses by 2015, and it was introduced to three Dublin maternity hospitals earlier this month.Those who wish to stop smoking can find more information on www.quit.ie.More: Reilly wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025 > Revealed: Hospital’s no-smoking policy flouted by both patients and visitors > A HOSPITAL IN Sligo will become the latest to ban smoking on its premises next month.St. John’s Community Hospital will introduce a smoke free policy on campus from the 1st of December, which means that patients and staff will no longer be able to smoke anywhere at the hospital.Marie O’Grady, Acting Director of Nursing at the hospital, said in a statement that health gains from quitting smoking are ‘indisputable’, and that it greatly improves a patient’s recovery.“As a local provider of health care in the community, St. John’s Community Hospital is taking its responsibility around health promotion and illness prevention very seriously,” she continued. “Hospitals and health systems, both nationally and internationally, are working to encourage patients to adopt healthier tobacco-free lifestyles in order to decrease the incidence of smoking related disease.”
If every adult spent just €10 extra on Irish products the result would be an extra spend of over €30 million on Irish made products during Christmas.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, she added that their aim is to “focus the mind” and “get people to think when they’re out shopping” on the busiest retail weekend of the year.“The idea of a Small Business Saturday is a huge success in the United States already,” she said, and that it could have a large impact on Irish retail if a similar national campaign was introduced here.Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? >More: Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages > THE SMALL FIRMS Association (SFA) has called for a day dedicated to encouraging shoppers to support small local businesses.In their annual call for a day supporting the sector, the organisation say this Saturday, December 7th, should be Small Business Saturday.Acting Director of the SFA Aviné McNally said that while consumers are still careful with their money, they are willing to pay if they are sure they will receive “exceptional levels of service delivery and value for money”.She said that it’s important for consumers to make the decision to buy Irish when shopping this Christmas.
“We’re going to be prudent in what we do. So that the jobs we create are sustainable jobs, not bubble jobs.“The issue of equity and fairness will underscore everything we do.”ReboundingNoonan said that the government would use tax as an instrument of economic policy and hoped to be in a position to cut taxes in the long-term.He said that the economy was rebounding, saying Dublin restaurants were busy first, but adding that tax receipts backed that up.“There is anecdotal evidence that the economy is coming back, but the hard data on the tax side shows that income tax and VAT sides went up beyond forecast.I think you’ll see demand returning in 2014. I hope next year will be a better year for all of our people.Said Howlin, the end of the bailout signalled Ireland returning to “normal constraints”.“The simple fact is, after this year, we will no longer be dependant on one set of lenders to fund the country.“We will be back in the normal markets like any normal Eurozone country.”Read: ‘The Irish people are the real heroes’ – NoonanRead: So, what did we spend the bailout money on anyway? WHEN IRISH PEOPLE awake on Monday, the country will have emerged from the bailout, but don’t expect life to be too different.That was the warning from Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, who said that the benefits of the exit will be felt in the coming months and years.“When Ireland exits the bailout, the Irish people can be confident that their government are the ones making the decisions that affect the country.”He said that Irish policy would continue to be dictated on what grows the economy.“The bottom on line on policy is: if it grows the economy, we’re for it. If it shrinks it, we’re against it.”His colleague Brendan Howlin, the Minister for Public Expenditure, said that there will be no considerable boost to public spending straight away, but that working families may feel the benefit.“We’re not ready to start giving out largesse just yet, but a lot of additional burden has been put on working families. So, we’d both like to see some easement on the burden on working families.