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Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati has removed the election coordinators of six states and state Presidents of two states, ostensibly for the poor showing in the Lok Sabha battle. The BSP chief has removed the coordinators of Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Odisha. She has also removed the state Presidents of Delhi and Madhya Pradesh. The BSP did not win any seat in these states. Mayawati, who is said to be ‘very upset’ with her party’s performance in the Lok Sabha elections, has convened a meeting of office bearers from Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh in Delhi on Monday. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC The meeting with office bearers from Uttar Pradesh will take place after the meetings with other state leaders are over. She will take feedback from party leaders about the reasons for the party’s poor show in elections. Mayawati, who is staying in Delhi these days, is unable to fathom the reason for the party’s performance is said to be upset. In Uttar Pradesh, she had forged an alliance with the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal and won 10 Lok Sabha seats. The BSP did not win any seat in other states. Informed sources claim that more changes in the party organization are possible after the series of meetings.
VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s NDP government is bringing back the province’s human rights commission, which was scuttled by the previous Liberal regime in 2002 in favour of a complaint-driven tribunal.Premier John Horgan said B.C. is the only province without a commission that can take proactive steps to address systemic inequalities and prevent discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.“We have to ensure that if we allow intolerance to rear its head, we together have to stand and push it back down again,” Horgan said Friday, speaking in Vancouver’s gay-friendly West End neighbourhood two days before the city’s Pride parade.“One critical element to make sure we do that is establishing again in British Columbia, like every other province in the country, a human rights commission.”Asked whether he thought intolerance was on the rise in B.C., Horgan said incidents have been brought to his attention over the past two years of systemic hate and racism toward ethnic and religious groups. He declined to elaborate.Attorney General David Eby said the current human rights tribunal has done a good job of making sure there is a place where people can have their disputes heard and resolved.“However, that model relies on people taking the initiative and having the ability to go file a claim and wait the long period of time it takes to have a decision rendered and then to enforce it,” he said.“We need a commission with the power to do more — to educate about human rights, to prevent discrimination from taking place and to support people in addressing systemic discrimination.”Eby said he has asked parliamentary secretary Ravi Kahlon to lead a public consultation process that will include both online and face-to-face meetings with B.C. residents, stakeholders and human rights experts.The consultation process will start in September, with legislation for the creation of the commission expected next year.Human rights commissions are typically arms-length agencies of the government that promote and enforce human rights and engage in education, policy development, public inquiries, litigation and research.For example, the Ontario Human Rights Commission published a policy position last March on sexualized dress codes in the workplace that advises both employers and employees of their obligations and rights.Morgane Oger, a transgender-rights advocate who ran for the provincial NDP in a Vancouver-area riding, said she’s currently involved in three human-rights cases, including one challenging the requirement for gender to be specified on birth certificates.“That’s a daunting task. It’s extremely intimidating. I’ve helped people who have gone to the human rights tribunal by themselves and they’re terrified and they have no idea what they’re getting into,” she said.Oger said she advises people to expect that they will spend about $15,000 a day on lawyer’s fees and tribunal hearings can last three to five days. Preventing discrimination before it happens is far less expensive, she said.“If you have to recall all of the cars after they’ve been on the road, it’s way (more costly) than putting up your hand and fixing the drawing at design time.”Josh Paterson, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said that in the past, complainants could only have their case heard by the tribunal if the commission decided to take it on. He said he didn’t expect the government to return to that model.In Ontario, complainants can go directly to a tribunal, and there is also a commission to do the proactive work, he said.Paterson said he hoped the commission would have a strong educational function, which would be helpful for the general public as well as businesses and landlords.“It’s been a huge gap that B.C. hasn’t had a human rights commission all this time. There’s been no government agency tasked with education or promoting anti-discrimination, and that’s really vital.”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.
The European Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was hosted in aid of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.Prince William and Prince Harry Attend Premiere of Star Wars: The Last JediCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukAttended by The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, The Royal Foundation invited more than 400 young people, military veterans and volunteers who have taken part in its programmes to join Their Royal Highnesses at the premiere.There were representatives from Coach Core, Full Effect, and military programmes such as the Endeavour Fund. The premiere was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate people who have worked hard to change their lives and the lives of others.On behalf of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, The Royal Foundation also invited some of the families who were affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, alongside representatives of the local fire services and the charities and organisations who are now helping them recover and try to rebuild their lives.Before the performance, Their Royal Highnesses met a selection of beneficiaries from The Royal Foundation and also some of the families and representatives of organisations working with those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Their Royal Highnesses then meet members of the film’s cast and crew, along with senior executives from Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm and were presented with their very own Stormtrooper helmets before watching the latest in the Skywalker saga.Source:Royal.uk
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Winter tourism is growing in Alaska, a state known as a popular summer destination.Visitor volume grew 33 per cent for the fall and winter season over the past decade, the Anchorage Daily News reported .Winter business also has been up for the Alaska Railroad for the past few years, including a rise in visitors from Asia coming to see Alaska’s night sky. Ridership on winter passenger trains grew 33 per cent between the winter of 2015-2016 and the following year, according to railroad spokeswoman Meghan Clemons.The railroad has added more train service to accommodate the larger numbers.The railroad’s vice-president of marketing, Dale Wade, said visitors from Asia are one factor for the upswing. Seeing the aurora borealis is a popular goal for many of them.“Winter is suddenly very popular, and it’s growing steadily for the last three years,” said Wade. There wasn’t a “significant market for it” before that, he said.Winter passenger train service between Anchorage and Fairbanks typically operated only on weekends for years. Midweek winter runs between the two cities were added in 2014, with more added since then, Clemons said.The Chinese market has “exploded” over the past several fall and winter seasons, according to a report by the McDowell Group, an Anchorage research company.Alaska Skylar Travel focuses on bringing Chinese tourists to the state. The Anchorage company, whose roots are in Beijing, targets the Mandarin-speaking market.The business had about 350 clients in its first winter, according to operations manager Glen Hemingson. In its fourth winter last season, that number had grown to about 5,000 clients.“Increasingly we see visitors from more Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore,” Hemingson said.Wade, with the railroad, said Alaska as a visitor destination for the Asian market doesn’t seem to have been harmed by a recent tariff war that strained trade relations between the U.S. and China.“I think Alaska is a favoured location for Asian visitors, despite the conflicts that seem to be arising politically between U.S. and China relations,” he said. “We’re enjoying the sweet spot in between that.”The Associated Press
On September 17, the NDP announced $69 million to fund a new series of measures to support British Columbia forest workers impacted by mill closures and shift reductions in several B.C. Interior communities.Steve Forseth of the Cariboo Regional District told the CBC said he’s surprised the NDP was willing to cancel Rural Dividend funding because so many local governments rely on it for important community projects.Communities in the B.C. Peace received $978,082 in 2019 from the Rural Dividend Program.The grant is designed to help fund projects that support economic development and diversification in rural communities throughout the province. Grants can be up to $100,000 for a single applicant project or up to $500,000 for partnership projects. VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Liberals are calling on the NDP Government to re-instate the Rural Dividend Fund after it was suspended to pay for the Province’s forestry plan.The CBC published a report Monday that said small municipalities in B.C. had been told the Rural Dividend Fund program was cancelled for 2019 to that the Province could fund a forestry program.“John Horgan and the NDP have already ignored the crisis in the interior forest industry, and now they are going to steal from the Rural Dividend Fund to pay for their half-baked Forestry Transition program,” says Andrew Wilkinson, BC Liberal Leader. “This is an insult to every single community that has lost its primary forestry employment, and now the NDP are taking away their only real hope of diversification.”
Hyderabad: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be best remembered for mob-lynching incidents during his tenure. Referring to reports of a man being thrashed by a mob for allegedly selling beef in Assam, Owaisi said …These incidents will haunt Modi in his entire life that being a Prime Minister he was unable to stop such incidents. He described the reported incident as ‘horrible’ and the 68-year old man was beaten because he was selling beef. “…he has been in the trade for the past 35 years. Then he is forced to eat pork. These ‘bafoons’…they are not fit to be called human beings…they are animals”, the Hyderabad Lok Sabha member charged during a ‘Meet The Press’ here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Mr Narendra Modi’s legacy…the top most thing he would be remembered for is during his tenure as Prime Minister of this great country and it is because of him being in power mob-lynching happened and such incidents increased”, he said. He claimed the people who indulged in mob-lynchings were all Modi’s supporters, and “they have got emboldened because they know that they have a Prime Minister who supports their ideology”. “Love jihad’, ‘ghar-wapsi’, mob-lynching and ‘cow’ happened after Modi became Prime Minister in 2014”, Owaisi, who is seeking re-elecction from Hyderabad in the April 11 first phase Lok Sabha elections, alleged.
New Delhi: Responding to Aam Aadmi Party’s manifesto release, BJP National Vice-President Shyam Jaju held a press conference on Thursday with Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta, saying that the party chief Arvind Kejriwal is a merchant of dreams who sells new dreams every day.Slamming the AAP manifesto Jaju said that it was nothing but a bundle of false promises. “They seemed to have the full-statehood issue just to cover up for their mistakes in the last four years,” Also Read – Arms supplier arested from Rajasthanhe said. Moreover, Jaju said that Delhi does not need full statehood for basic services and amenities to be provided for its citizens. He said that Kejriwal has completely failed in running the system and hence he is misleading the voters by making false promises. LoP Gupta said that for full statehood to become a reality, it needs to pass through the lower house by a two-thirds majority, which is not possible for AAP to achieve. “Hence, it seems absurd for him to make such promises to the electorate,” he said. Further attacking the opposition, Gupta said that the manifesto is just an excuse for the party to hide its incapability in the last four years. He said that AAP failed to fulfill promises it made in 2015 and it will just keep repeating this throughout.
The Youth Empowerment Grant winners will have the opportunity to improve their communities by meeting the goals of these projects, but also to help build the capacity of these respective organizations as they succeed and expand.The U.S. Embassy says it is proud to fund such a diverse range of creative projects from the Youth Empowerment Grant recipients; this is the fourth year the Embassy has held this program, and the U.S. Embassy has contributed a total $661,326 (around SLR 86 million) for 57 projects since this program began. “We are supporting groups by empowering youth to address gender based violence, increase information technology use, address socially-critical issues through the arts, and empower the hearing-impaired – just to name a few,” Ambassador Sison said. “These projects are happening in Monaragala, Hambantota, Matale, Anuradhapura, Colombo, Kilinochchi, Trincomalee, Puttalam, Galle, Polonnaruwa and Jaffna, which points to the diversity and reach of these proposals.” Chosen from an extremely competitive pool of proposals, the 18 winning recipients were awarded for creative ideas that will benefit local communities and make a difference through youth leadership. The United States, through the US Embassy in Colombo, is to help Sri Lanka fight gender based violence and address socially-critical issues.U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison awarded $173,481 (approximately SLR 22.5 million) to 18 Youth Empowerment Grant winners whose projects will help enhance their local communities, the US Embassy in Colombo said today.
FILE – In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie “Fast and Furious 5,” in Rome. Court records filed in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, show that Walker’s estate is worth an estimated $25 million and the actor called for his father to administer it, while appointing his mother to serve as guardian of his teenage daughter. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File) by The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2014 4:52 pm MDT ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker’s estate worth an estimated $25m; father placed in charge AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Paul Walker’s teenage daughter is the sole beneficiary of the actor’s estate, which is valued at an estimated $25 million, court records show.The star’s final will and testament was filed Jan. 28 in Santa Barbara and calls for his father to serve as executor of the estate and for his mother to serve as guardian of the actor’s 15-year-old daughter.The will was prepared and signed in 2001, the same year Walker starred in the first “Fast & Furious” film that launched the successful film franchise and will continue generating millions for the actor’s estate.Walker, 40, died Nov. 30 in a fiery car crash in Los Angeles County. He was a passenger in a specialty Porsche driven by friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas that burst into flames after colliding with a light pole and tree.A coroner’s report said investigators found no mechanical problems with the Porsche, which may have been going 100 mph or more before it crashed.Much of the actor’s wealth came from unspecified personal property, which is currently worth $8 million, and a home worth an estimated $10 million, court filings show.The records show Walker’s estate is expected to earn another $8 million, some of which is likely related to the seventh “Fast & Furious” film scheduled to be released in April 2015.Shooting of the film was halfway complete when Walker was killed. Universal Pictures has said Walker will remain in the film but hasn’t laid out how it will handle footage that had already been shot. The actor appeared in all but one installment of the popular street racing films.An initial estate hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 20 in Santa Barbara Superior Court.The filings call for the actor’s father, Paul William Walker III, to have authority to sell or invest estate property as needed. Walker’s mother, Cheryl Ann Walker, is named as the guardian of the actor’s daughter, Meadow, and also was appointed to oversee her portion of the estate until she reaches adulthood.Details about the will were first reported Tuesday by celebrity website TMZ.com.
Orders for durable goods fell in May, though plans for business investment look brighter WASHINGTON – Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in May, pulled down by a sharp drop in demand for aircraft. But a category that reflects business investment rose last month, a hopeful sign for manufacturing.The Commerce Department said Tuesday that total orders for durable goods dropped 1.8 per cent in May after falling 1.5 per cent in April. Last month’s drop was caused in part by a 35.3 per cent plunge in orders for aircraft, which is often a volatile category.Excluding transportation, orders rose 0.5 per cent. Durable goods are items meant to last at least three years, such as cars, home appliances and furniture.American factories have struggled this year in part because a strong dollar has made U.S. goods more expensive overseas. Cheaper oil prices also mean energy firms are buying less equipment. So far this year, durable goods orders are down 2.2 per cent from January-May 2014.A key category that tracks business investment plans — orders for non-military capital goods excluding aircraft — rose 0.4 per cent in May, reversing a 0.3 per cent drop in April. Some economists view the increase as a sign that the damage from lower oil prices is starting to fade.“The underlying trend in U.S. core orders and shipments point to stronger activity ahead,” Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, wrote in a research note. “It helps that the greenback, though strengthening again recently, is off its highs, and oil prices are steadying.”But Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, noted that factories reduced inventories in May, a sign that manufacturers expect less demand from customers. Reduced inventories are a drag on economic growth.Last week, the Federal Reserve said manufacturing output dropped 0.2 per cent in May.The Federal Reserve Bank of New York also reported that factory activity in New York state contracted in June. But factories around Philadelphia expanded this month at the fastest pace since December, the Philadelphia Fed reported last week.Despite their troubles, factories keep hiring, though at modest levels. The Labor Department reported that manufacturers have added jobs 22 straight months through May, longest streak since the late 1970s. In this March 23, 2015 photo, an employee walks past a display of appliances at a Home Depot in Robinson Township, Pa. The Commerce Department releases durable goods for May on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Jun 23, 2015 6:34 am MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2015 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
by Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press Posted May 11, 2016 8:10 am MDT Last Updated May 11, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Macy’s slashed its full-year profit and sales expectations as the department store chain struggles to lure shoppers seemingly in an extended funk.First-quarter income tumbled 40 per cent and revenue fell 7.4 per cent, sending shares down 10 per cent in early trading Wednesday.The report from Macy’s, following dismal sales numbers from the Gap earlier in the week, dragged down the entire retail sector in premarket trading.After a brutal holiday shopping season, retailers are muddling through another spending slump that began in mid-March.Macy’s had been a stand-out among retailers following the recession. Yet in the last year, the malaise suffered by others seemed to catch up with Macy’s.Department stores are face increasing competition from online retailers like Amazon.com. Macy’s also has acknowledged that Americans, rather than spending money on clothes and accessories, are going out to restaurants or spas, vacationing, or plowing money into their homes.When they do shop for clothes, increasingly they are doing it at discount stores like T.J. Maxx.Macy’s is trying to overhaul its business to counter slumping sales. It opened a group of Macy’s Backstage stores last fall to compete with T.J. Maxx and other off-price stores. It’s also expanding online also acquired Bluemercury, an upscale beauty and spa company.The company said Wednesday that it plans to accelerate initiatives that are working and plans nine additional Macy’s Backstage stores by the fourth quarter. It’s also investing in more full-time sales people and enhanced online customer support.“We are not counting on the consumer to spend more, so we are working harder to give customers more reasons to buy from us, “said Chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren in a company release.First-quarter net income was $115 million, or 37 cents per share. Adjusted per-share earnings were 40 cents per share, 4 cents better than Wall Street had expected, according to FactSet.Revenue fell to $5.77 billion from $6.23 billion in the year-ago quarter. That was worse than the $5.93 billion analysts were projecting.Revenue at stores open at least a year fell 5.6 per cent. That marked the fifth consecutive quarter of declines, and those declines are accelerating. Comparable store sales have now fallen in seven of the last 10 quarters.Macy’s now expects earnings per share to be in the range of $3.15 per share to $3.40 per share for the year. That compares with previous guidance of $3.80 to $3.90 per share.Macy’s expects comparable store sales this year to fall between 3 per cent and 4 per cent, which was much worse the 1 per cent decline that industry analysts had been projecting.Shares fell $3.83 to $33.16 Wednesday to trade four-year lows.___Follow Anne D’Innocenzio on Twitter @ADInnocenzio Macy’s struggles go on … outlook slashed
Before the champion Miami Heat faced the challenger Indiana Pacers Wednesday night, the teams engaged in a battle of verbiage that did not indicate they were chummy. And the action on the floor exemplified the advancing animosity between to the teams.LeBron James needed a cotton swab in his nose to keep playing in the fourth quarter after he was whacked in the face. Dwyane Wade spent the final minute of the game icing his right hamstring.Indiana center Roy Hibbert took an elbow to the face that left him so groggy he didn’t even remember getting hit. How’d he get it? James was called for a flagrant foul when he drove to the basket and sent the 7-foot-2, 290-pound Hibbert crashing to the ground. When Hibbert got up, he stumbled. Eventually he had to leave the court to change his blood-spattered jersey, but he refused to sit against the Heat.Wade and Lance Stephenson were assessed technical fouls over a shoving match. Stephenson was ejected midway through the fourth quarter after picking up his second technical for celebrating a basket.But that’s what the Heat extracted from the Pacers: pure emotion. The Pacers earned an 84-83 win in a physical game. In the process, they let it be known that they have the audacity necessary to challenge the Heat.“They’re the champs, they’re going to bring out the best in us,” said bruising forward David West, who made a 3-pointer with 50.2 seconds to go. “They bring out the best in anybody. I thought we just had enough fight.”There were potential fights all night, a display of bravado that Indiana believes is necessary against the champions. More than that, the Pacers played better, if only by a little bit, on a night when James was brilliant. The four-time MVP had 38 points on 9-for-15 shooting, eight rebounds, five assists. However, James and Wade each had six turnovers.Miami managed only one basket over the final 3 minutes, 23 seconds. James and Chris Bosh both missed late jumpers that would have given Miami the lead, the last an airball by Bosh from just right of the top of the key as time expired.“They’re a tough team, psychologically against most teams they have the edge,” West said. “They’ve got the best player in the game. Their pedigree, their entire organization, you understand what you’re going to get.”Evan Turner, a 25-year-old, replaced Stephenson in the lineup and made two strong plays down the stretch that pulled the Pacers back from a four-point deficit.“When I got back in, coach said, ‘Welcome to the rivalry,’ ” Turner said.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEmiliano Sala’s father dies 3 months after his deathApril 26, 2019In “latest news”Bolt’s Australian football dream collapsesNovember 2, 2018In “latest news”Pioneering black footballer Regis, who defied racists, diesJanuary 15, 2018In “latest news” (BBC) A South African footballer who was struck by lightning during a match has died in hospital, his club confirmed.Luyanda Ntshangase had enormous potential, his club said.(PHOTO: MARITZBURG UNITED)Maritzburg United striker Luyanda Ntshangase, 21, had been in an induced coma since being injured in the friendly game on 1 March.In a statement on Facebook, the club described him as one its rising young stars and said the team was in mourning.Maritzburg United are currently fourth in South Africa’s Premier League.“We are extremely sad about the loss of Luyanda, an exciting young player with enormous potential,” said Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia in the statement.“On behalf of Maritzburg United Football club, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Ntshangase family.”Ntshangase had risen though the club’s ranks and made his debut against Kaizer Chiefs two seasons ago.He was one of three players caught by the bolt of lightning during the match in KwaZulu-Natal.The two others were only slightly hurt but Ntshangase suffered burns to his chest, South African media report.The player’s death is the third tragedy to hit Maritzburg United in recent years.Promising midfielders Mondli Cele, 27, and Mlondi Dlamini, 20, both died in separate car accidents in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
TEXT: Luca Del Bianco 91 1 1 W 4 84 2 Women’s Tournament final Standing are as follows: 2KwaZulu Natal3 4KwaZulu Natal4 W 4 1Gauteng4 6 83 0 D 1 36 19 1 GF 0 112 3 GD 0 Pts ← Previous Story Magdeburg extends contracts with van Olphen and Weber Next Story → Lino Cervar: “We have to win against Gorenje; SEHA’s schedule unfair to us” 0 D 85 L 4 3 capeeastern capegautengkwazulu natalmpumalanganatalSouth Africasouth african handballwestern cape -2 # -5 GA +11 1Eastern Cape3 5Mpumalanga4 4Mpumalanga3 +36 Last weekend saw South African handball regions gathering for the annual national championship at Port Elisabeth, Eastern Cape.Five provinces featured in the men’s competition: Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwazulu Natal. Gauteng was the winner in the men’s tournament defeating Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Western Cape, last year’s champions.In the women’s tournament instead four provinces played the battle for the title: Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal. Eastern Cape won the title after winning easily against Mpumalanga, Gauteng and a more suffered game against Kwazulu Natal.Gauteng Province 2012 Men National Champions team: Kgomotso Motetsoe, Michael Dube, Matome Rampyapedi, Lehlogonolo Dlamini,Itumeleng Modise, Themba Dube, Lerato Makgale,Kabelo Makhubo,Trevor Neiwenhout,Phatutsedzo Sibasa,Sizwe Shabangu,Bongani Sibanda,Thabiso Mkhahle,Thamsanqa Vusi,Rapule Thebyane ( coach).Men’s Tournament final standing are as follows: +28 132 -65 68 96 9 0 P GD PROVINCES 58 GF GA 2 Pts 0 48 +28 0 0 3 2 3Gauteng3 6 2 111 0 2 93 0 67 14 2 L PROVINCES # 53 3 +20 3Eastern Cape4 2Western Cape4 4 0 56 P 0 0 -54 0 8
Dagur SigurdssonFuchse Berlinhandball interviewIceland handball ← Previous Story Kielce in Skopje: 200.000 people have same dream… Next Story → Kielce conquere Vardar in Skopje German national team coach and Fuchse Berlin leader in the last six years, Dagur Sigurdsson talked for Handball-Planet.com about various handball topics. The World Handball coach 2011 by Handball-Planet.com spoke about his six years era in Berlin, which is coming to the end next summer, but also his new job with German NT, Iceland, Japanese adventure and some other interesting things…Do you satisfied with the current season?– Our aim this season was place in Europe, so it should be fifth or sixth place at the end. We played very badly in the first part of the season, but we are still in the race for it, so that makes us happy. Usually, when you played bad as we did in the first part of the season, you miss your goals, but our destiny is still in our hands. We qualified for the EHF Cup F4 and DHB Cup F4 In the same time. I am getting more satisfied with the season than I was before the Christmas.You had fantastic moments by playing at VELUX EHF CL F4 three years ago. Why is now EHF Champions League so far away from Berlin? Is that only question of money or…– One thing is money. You can take for example Magdeburg this season. If you don’t play European Cups, if you keep your player healthy and fresh only for Bundesliga, if you have no problem with injuries, then you have possibility to play for third or fourth place in domestic League. This was our situation a few years ago, but then we began to play Champions League and European Cup. On the top of it you are getiing more injuries because of the number of matches. This season is also difficult for us because Jaszka, our playmaker is injured, but also our main player in defense, Denis Spoljaric. We had a short period of time to fit newcomers in the team. Pavel Horak was out for two months, also one other player is lost for the whole season. We gave chance to some younger guys, but it is very difficult when you took responsibility into your own hands.The biggest reinforcement was Petar Nenadic. Are you satisfied with his performance?– He came to the team when season has already started. We had huge problems at that time, he helped us a lot. He took responsibility, played good, scored goals and showed emotions. Now, we get more players back in the team, Horak and Igropulo are back, so Nenadic role is not big as at the beginning, but still very important.Did you expect these three teams in fight for the Champions League – THW Kiel, Rhein Neckar Lowen and Flensburg? Who surprised you?– Magdeburg was a little bit surprise. I knew the coach, they got a few new players, but this season they stayed quite healthy and have a good run.German BIG 4 stayed without HSV Handball last year. Who is capable to fill that gap, to join the best three teams in the league and make TOP 4?– Teams from the position four until 10 or 12, they have good rosters, but not the same level as few years ago when seven teams had world class players. Now it is little bit different, there are good teams, but to be able to chalenge TOP 3 you have to be able to play stabile, to have lucky with injuries and big roster.WE MADE A “HEALTHY CLUB” IN BERLINHow you feel at the end of your era in Fuchse Berlin. Are you sad, tired, etc? – Not yet. I am not so tired. I thougth it will be even more stressful, but It was fantastic time for me. We made a lot of changes in the club. It is one of the best examples for healthy club with great youth teams. We won A Jugend and B Jugend tournaments in Germany. We took every year some titles there. We reached the third place in DKB Bundesliga, played EHF Champions League F4, won third place in EHF Cup and brought the first ever national Cup in 128 years of club’s history. That was a big thing for us. At the same time we changed sports hall, facilities, we have new training complex. There have been a lot of changes during this six years. We moved the club in very nice direction and I hope that this team is established for the future.After Icelander another Icelander – Erlingur Richardsson is coming to the German capital. Is that your idea or…– Actualy, I didn’t pick the candidates. They were picked by Bob Hanning and Volker Zerbe. Of course, I gave my opinion. I had a voice in the choice, but my influence wasn’t decisive. I hope that Erlingur will fit well. He already shown good work with youth categories on Iceland, but also Austria.How you can explain phenomen of Icelandic coaching power? There are no examples in other sports that so many coaches in important teams coming from such a small country…– It is very strange. Maybe it is only coincidence that we are all here at the same time…ICELANDERS – MAYBE JUST ” GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY”Are you part of Scandinavian school or you have your own?– This is good question, because I have never been a coach on Iceland. I only played for the national team. It is difficult to say. Gudmundur and Alfred, they had the same coach in Iceland, they played in the same generation of national team. Then, Patrekur and me came. Gudmundur was our coach, so I think that is more about tradition of handball in Iceland and national team. We went out, tried to offer something. It is always same question – why, but it is difficult to say. At the end, maybe it is just a good value for money.JAPANESE CONNECTION…You had in your career Japanese handball adventure…– I was three years in Hiroshima played for the club Wakunaka. It was a great experience. I could get same money in Europe and in Japan in that time. I choose to go there as I had a lot of injuries in that period. I wanted to try something new after Bundesliga’s experience. It was fantastic time for me and my family. It was a good experience. All the clubs were company clubs. My company produced very heatlhy garlic suplements. When the guys finish their job, they are going to the sports hall to practice. We had a very good coach who had experience from Germany – Mr. Sakamaki. He was very open minded, had a good training. The biggest problem was that league is very small with only eight teams. We didn’t have enough games, but teams have been good with a lot of proffesionals. For example, Frederik Vol and Steffan Stoecklen were playing there, a lot of Russian guys, Kulishenko and Kudinov, one guy from Estonia – Bruno Bramanis. Japanese teams are now again with only domestic players, but they are still companies.You have Japanese project in Fuchse – some young players gaining experience in Berlin…– I have been trying to help them since I left. I stayed in contact and usualy going once a year to Japan, having seminar or training camp. We took one player to play for our second team in third division. He did very well, so we took another, who is doing even better. He played for the first team, scored first goal, so it is good experience for him and good motivation for handball in Japan.It looked that you beat a lot of domestic candidates in a race for the German head-coach position…– I didn’t see that as competition. I had a really good job in Berlin, I was happy to do this job, but of course I was excited about the challenge of the national team. We are just at the start. We are still finding the right mixture of players, right structure for our team. It will go up and down, I am sure, but at the end we will be more stable and win more games…German handball needs success as we saw that everything raised after gold at WCh 2007…– We will get a little bit higher profile now because of tournament which will be host by Germany and Denmark in 2019. That will help mentally. Only winning the games and success gives you more satisfaction…GERMANY SHOULD COMPETE FOR THE MEDALSA lot of handball world think that German gold in 2007 wasn’t deserved. Could you built the team capable to repeat the same success without „wind“ from the refferes in 2019?– First of all, I can’t judge what was in 2007, because I didn’t see all the matches. I cant say that we will make that type of the squad, it is a long of period ahead of us. Germany should compete for the medals. We have young team, there is no reason, why we should not compete for the medals in 2019, 2020. It will take time, but don’t forget that we beat Poland, draw with Denmark in Qatar. It was good…What happened in quarter-final against Qatar?– We have been not good enough against the host team. It wasn’t one of our best games. Weinhold, who was our key player on the tournament, got injured for this match. Even in the next match against Croatia he couldn’t play, but he played against Slovenia and we won. That was difficult thing for us. We are now making a little bit bigger squad to cope for these kind of situation, when someone can’t play, in order to keep system in the same level.YOUNGSTARS NEED TO SHOW QUALITYThe most of the critics of legendary Heiner Brand during his era on German bench was linked with the reluctance of TOP German teams to give chance to the young German guys…– If you had the feeling that young players aren’t good enough and that you trust to older guys, it is normal thing that you want to play with someone who can bring you to the victory. You can see Icelandic team now, they have same roster for 10 years, there is a lot of critics, but you don’t see some young guys who can come and replace them. You don’t give a chance to young players just because they are talented, but they have to show that on the court. You have to see that on the court.Why Iceland going down?– They had also unlucky with key players, but still have Palmarsson and Petersson. Both of them had problems with injuries in the last couple of months, but when Iceland can count on all the players, they can be very, very dangerous. They are not so stabile like they have been five-six years ago, but still they are one of the best Scandinavian teams.A lot of TOP coaches like Gislason, Gudmundsson, Cervar spoke about necessity of changing handball rules – clock-shot for example. What do you think about that?– It is very exciting, but it comes with a lot of difficulties. What will happened, we have to test it more before we make a change. If you put the shot-clock, rivals will put more defense players outside, it would be more fouls. Do we want more fouls? I am not sure that we want more fouls in handball. It would be more atractive if we have less fouls. If you have more fouls, should you count fouls like in basketball or? This kind of things need to be changed also. It isn’t only to put shot-clock inside, it will take more things…What is annoying you the most in handball rules?– I am the coach, we have a lot of people who are sitting around. Well, I am not in the suit. We have really a lot of people in suits in sports hall. They should see the problems.Do you think that the „wind of changes“ have to come from players and the coaches? You have the power… – Am I in the power? Maybe that is the problem. I don’t feel powerful at all. I dont think that players feel the power neither…. – concluded Dagur Sigurdsson in interview for Handball-Planet.com.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Over 60 members of the Greek Orthodox Community of Broadmeadows and Districts attended an aged care forum hosted by MP Maria Vamvakinou in the electorate of Calwell on Monday 8 April. The forum, conducted by Pronia, was aimed at informing the Greek community on aged care programs and services available to them.Ms Vamvakinou held the forum after members of her elderly Greek community reached out to her for information on Home Care Packages and other services specific to elderly communities.“It was becoming clear to me that I needed to ensure the Greek elderly community was armed with as much information as possible to make educated decisions on how to better care for themselves both independently and dependently,” said Ms Vamvakinou. “I invited Pronia to speak to the community in Greek about what options they had, and where to go for further information,” adding the important work Pronia does in providing services for the ageing Greek population in Victoria.Kostas Tsakoumis, Pronia, spoke to the crowd on the culturally nuanced services Pronia provides, and the various Home Care Packages that are made available to them.A big thank you to George Xinarios, President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Broadmeadows and Districts, and the whole committee for accommodating Pronia and Ms Vamvakinou.
Apple joue au Père Noël avec “les 12 jours de cadeaux” sur iTunesDepuis hier, et ce pendant douze jours, Apple offre chaque jour de nombreux contenus téléchargeables sur ses terminaux iOS.Heureux possesseurs d’iPhone, d’iPad ou d’iPod, il vous est possible, jusqu’au 6 janvier 2012, de télécharger des musiques, des clips vidéo ou encore des livres électroniques via l’application iOS dédiée (lien non disponible) et baptisée “Les 12 jours de cadeaux”. Celle-ci est compatible avec l’iPhone 3GS, le 4 et 4S, ainsi que les 3ème et 4ème générations d’iPod Touch, mais ni avec l’iPhone 3G, ni avec les premières versions d’iPod. L’iPad est évidemment de la partie et les clients iTunes qui ne possèdent aucun de ces appareils peuvent également télécharger les contenus offerts depuis leur ordinateur en s’inscrivant à l’alerte mail.Chaque “cadeau” reste accessible pendant 24 heures puis est remplacé par le suivant. Sûr que les utilisateurs ne reculeront pas devant une telle offre du père Noël Apple.Le 27 décembre 2011 à 14:07 • Maxime Lambert
Related posts:In the wake of attack on Paris newspaper, extremists take to Twitter to celebrate Publication attacked in Paris has history of bold satire Costa Rica’s President Solís signs condolence book for Charlie Hebdo victims US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’ KARACHI, Pakistan – Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan’s busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi Sunday night, killing at least six people as flights were suspended and the army was called in, officials said.Some six militants were also killed in the assault as gunfire, which continued overnight, and two huge blasts rocked the Jinnah International Airport.The raid prompted fears of the kind of prolonged siege which followed similar attacks on key installations in recent years.Army spokesman Asim Saleem Bajwa said in a statement: “All passengers in planes have been evacuated and three terrorists killed.”A senior intelligence official at the scene, who requested anonymity, said the total number of militants killed was six and that some were found wearing a light blue uniform.“One of them blew up when he was shot,” the official said, indicating the assailant was wearing a suicide vest.The attackers appeared to have entered from at least two sides of the airport: the hajj terminal and the engineering section close to an old terminal no longer used for passengers.The precise number of attackers was unclear. Officials earlier put the figure at around half a dozen, though later the figure was believed to be higher.The attackers were armed with machine guns and grenades.The army, the airport security force, police and paramilitary forces have all been deployed at the scene, where gunfire was intermittent.A paramilitary ranger engaged in the operation said the militants who had entered through the engineering section of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) gunned down security personnel first.An AFP reporter at the airport said there had been two “huge” blasts indicating more suicide bombers had detonated their explosives.Broken glass and spent gun magazines littered the engineering section where the first exchange of gunfire took place as smoke from grenade attacks began to die down.‘I saw the terrorists firing’Eye-witness Sarmad Hussain, a PIA employee, told AFP: “I heard fierce firing and then saw the terrorists firing at security forces. I don’t know a lot more than that. Thank God I am alive, this is very scary.”A police official who did not wish to be identified said an unexploded rocket-propelled grenade had been recovered.The director of the city’s main Jinnah Hospital, doctor Seemi Jamali, told AFP six bodies had been brought in and the hospital had declared an emergency.The dead comprised security personnel and two civilians, along with fourteen others wounded.A spokesman for PIA, Mashud Tajwar, added that two domestic flights bound for Karachi had been diverted to nearby airports.There has so far been no claim of responsibility for Sunday night’s incident but similar raids in the past have been claimed by Taliban militants who rose up against the Pakistani state in 2007 in an insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives.Taliban gunmen attacked the Mehran naval base in 2011, which is three kilometers from the airport, destroying two U.S.-made Orion aircraft and killing 10 personnel in a 17-hour siege.Taliban and other militants in uniform carried out a similar raid at Pakistan’s military headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi in 2009, leaving 23 dead including 11 troops and three hostages.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government began negotiations with the umbrella militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in February, with a ceasefire beginning March 1 but breaking down a month later.The TTP emerged in response to a raid on a radical mosque in Islamabad, but Islamist violence in the country began to surge in 2004 following the army’s deployment in the volatile tribal areas.Attack on Shiite pilgrimsIn a separate attack in southwest Baluchistan province at least 23 people including several Shiite pilgrims were killed in a gun and suicide assault on the restive Pakistan-Iran border late Sunday.The attack came when a bus carrying Pakistani pilgrims returning from a visit to holy Muslim sites in Iran stopped at a restaurant in the Pakistani town of Taftan, around 700 km (430 miles) southwest of the provincial capital Quetta.Provincial home secretary Akbar Durrani said four suicide bombers attacked two restaurants full of pilgrims.One suicide bomber was shot dead trying to enter one of the restaurants while the other three managed to enter a second restaurant and blow themselves up.As well as the Taliban threat, Pakistan is facing a rising tide of sectarian bloodshed mainly targeting minority Shiite Muslims. Facebook Comments