France Portugal back on track with impressive wins over Albania Serbia

first_imgBelgrade: France and Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualification campaigns back on track with impressive wins over Balkan pair Albania and Serbia that boosted the world and European champions chances of making next summer’s tournament. France moved back top of Group H with a 4-1 thumping of Albania thanks to a Kingsley Coman’s first international goals in more than three years and further strikes from Olivier Giroud and substitute Jonathan Ikone at the Stade de France. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIceland briefly led the standings after beating Moldova 3-0 earlier in the day, but were joined on 12 points by Didier Deschamps side and Turkey, who needed a last minute Ozan Tufan strike to edge Andorra 1-0, with the French on top on goal difference. “The balance sheet is very positive. We could have won by more,” said Deschamps. “We did what we had to do, even if we relaxed a bit at the end.” The easy win was a good end to a night that started off in bizarre fashion, with the match kicking off late after the hosts mistakenly played the Andorran anthem, leading to the bemused Albanian players refusing to play until the right tune was played. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”It was a big thing. The players said they wouldn’t start without the right anthem,” said Albania’s Italian coach Edoardo Reja. Portugal meanwhile are second in Group B on five points from three games after they also struck four times in Belgrade, with William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva giving Fernando Santos’ side a 4-2 victory that was also their first win of the qualifying campaign. They are eight points behind leaders Ukraine, who top the group unbeaten having played five times after their 3-0 drubbing of Lithuania. However Portugal had a much trickier time than the French, with Nikola Milenkovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic twice pulling goals at a loud Stadion Rajko Mitic back before Silva finally made sure of the three points four minutes from the end. On Tuesday, Portugal have a chance to consolidate their position in the group when they head to winless Lithuania, while Serbia travel to lowly Luxembourg with both a point behind Ronaldo and co. Earlier England maintained their 100 percent qualifying record as Harry Kane’s hat-trick inspired a 4-0 demolition of Bulgaria at Wembley. Kane has now scored 25 goals in 40 England appearances after a 25th-minute tap-in and two second half penalties which keep his side top of Group A with nine points from three matches, a point ahead of Kosovo who stunned the Czech Republic with a 2-1 win.last_img read more

Vanessa Williams Launches Handbags Hearts Campaign For Womens Heart Health

first_imgBayer HealthCare, the makers of Bayer Aspirin, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, and actress, singer and author Vanessa Williams today announce their partnership to launch Handbags & Hearts, a national campaign that leverages the link between women and their handbags – the one item they do not leave home without – and urges women to take the Handbags & Hearts pledge to carry aspirin at all times to be prepared for a sudden heart attack.Being prepared by carrying aspirin, knowing the symptoms of heart attack and not putting off calling 911 if a heart attack is suspected, can be the difference between life and death.More than 250,000 women die of a heart attack each year, yet most women’s handbags are better prepared for a broken nail (55%) or bad hair day (36%) than a heart attack (17%). In fact, in a recent survey, less than one-quarter of women said they carry aspirin in their handbag. When taken during a suspected heart attack and for 30 days thereafter, aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk of death by 23 percent and lessen a heart attack’s damaging effects to the heart muscle.“I am passionate about this campaign and its message, as both of my grandmothers died from heart attacks at a young age. As Mother’s Day nears, I’m joining Bayer HealthCare and WomenHeart to urge all women to make their heart health a priority and to take the Handbags & Hearts pledge to carry aspirin in their handbags at all times and learn the symptoms of a heart attack in women. I took the pledge and have encouraged all the important women in my life to do the same,” said Vanessa Williams, currently starring in “The Trip to Bountiful” on Broadway. “Calling 911 if you think you may be experiencing a heart attack, and having aspirin on hand if needed, can help save lives, yet so many women aren’t doing this.”Saving Hearts, One Handbag at a Time
For every pledge to make over a handbag by adding potentially life-saving aspirin, and every share of the message with friends made on, Bayer HealthCare will make donations to WomenHeart ($1 for pledge, $2 for share) up to a total of $200,000 to support WomenHeart in serving the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease. WomenHeart is a national network of women living with heart disease, aligned with a scientific advisory council composed of many of the nation’s top cardiologists and other healthcare experts, all committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives.In addition, consumers can also visit to order a Heart Attack Preparedness Kit for a $5 donation to WomenHeart. The Kit includes aspirin and tips for what to do in case of a sudden heart attack.Women Don’t Know the Signs of Heart Attack
When it comes to heart disease, men and women are not always created equal. In a recent online survey of 1,000 women, most had limited knowledge of heart attack symptoms different to them such as nausea (57%) and cold sweats (64%). And while most women (61%) surveyed said they now fear they are likely to have a heart attack in their lifetime, many said they did not ask their doctor about their “overall heart health” at their last physical.“I see many women in my practice who are busy taking care of everyone but themselves. Don’t be passive about your health; ask your doctor about your coronary risks and a plan you can put in place to address those risks – before you have a heart attack,” said Tracy Stevens, MD, FACC, member of WomenHeart’s national Scientific Advisory Council, WomenHeart’s advisory group of the nation’s leading experts on women’s heart health. “And take the time now to know the signs of a heart attack in women. If you suspect a heart attack, calling 911 and taking aspirin as directed by a physician can be life-saving. Trust your gut – if something doesn’t seem right, don’t delay. Taken immediately at the onset of heart attack, aspirin can prevent the formation of additional blood clots that block the blood flow through the arteries and can reduce the risk of death. Carrying aspirin in case of emergency is a no-brainer. It’s one small change that can make all the difference.”To learn more about Handbags & Hearts and to take the pledge, visit read more

David Beckham Visits Cambodia With UNICEF

first_imgUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has travelled to Cambodia to see how UNICEF and its partners are helping children who have endured physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and protecting vulnerable children from danger.David Beckham In Cambodia With UNICEFCredit/Copyright: © UNICEFEarlier this year, in his 10th year as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham and UNICEF launched 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund to help protect children in danger. David has committed to using his powerful global voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds and encourage world leaders to create lasting positive change for children.The Fund will help UNICEF deliver life-changing programmes for children across the world, including those affected by violence in Cambodia.David Beckham, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador said, “I am here in Cambodia to meet children who have experienced violence, hear their stories and see what UNICEF and its partners are doing to keep these children safe. It is shocking that every five minutes a child dies because of violence somewhere in the world. This has to stop.”last_img read more

UN agencies step up assistance to floodravaged El Salvador

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today that 56,000 people have been displaced and many are in need of water, food and sanitation. The agency also said there has been an increase in reported cases of flood-related illnesses such as diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, chicken pox, and dengue fever.During a press briefing in Geneva, OCHA spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said a $15.7 million joint flash appeal with the Government was launched today with the aim of assisting 300,000 people in the next six months.The appeal will focus on providing shelter, drinking water, food and health services as well as actively monitoring the country’s two principal volcanoes, as there is particular concern about possible mudslides and seismic movements in populated areas, including San Salvador, the capital.OCHA reported that 69 per cent of the country has been affected, with the floods causing significant damage to roads and infrastructure, and hampering access to remote areas.The situation is also precarious in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Belize, which have also been affected by the heavy rains. At present, OCHA estimates the overall number of affected people to be 1.2 million, but said this figure was constantly evolving, making it difficult to calculate how many people need assistance.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has also launched an emergency operation in cooperation with local governments, and has already provided food to an estimated 230,000 people.But the agency expressed concern for the food security situation as the region was already facing increasing food prices before the floods which will be exacerbated by crop losses. In Honduras, floods have wiped out 64 per cent of existing rice crops, and in Guatemala the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that some regions in the country have lost as much as 80 per cent of their crops. FAO added that it is supporting affected areas through the allocation of $1.5 million for agriculture and livestock production.Flood damage has also been reported in Costa Rica and the Mexican state of Tabasco. However, the damage has been less intense in those areas and OCHA said it was closely monitoring the situation in both countries. 25 October 2011United Nations aid agencies are ramping up their efforts to provide shelter, food and health care to El Salvador, which is facing one of the greatest disasters in its history as heavy rains continue to cause severe flooding across Central America. read more

Peterborough General Electric plant to stop manufacturing shed 358 jobs

More than 350 workers at a General Electric plant in Peterborough, Ont., will be losing their jobs as the 125-year-old facility ceases manufacturing next year.Kim Warburton, a spokeswoman for GE Canada, said a drop in global demand for the company’s goods prompted the decision that was announced Friday.The plant currently produces large engines for the oil and mining industries. Sales volume at the plant has fallen by 60 per cent over the last four years, Warburton said.“There’s just no way we can keep going with that business model,” she said.The plant — GE’s first in Canada — will lose 358 manufacturing workers by the fall of 2018, Warburton said.“It’s been a really tough day. But the businesses had to make that decision,” she said.An engineering division of the plant will remain in operation, with 50 engineering service workers employed, Warburton noted.Unifor, the union which represents the plant’s workers, accused GE of outsourcing production to the United Kingdom, Brazil, France, and Mexico.“General Electric has been an integral part of Peterborough’s history for over a century,” Jerry Dias, Unifor’s national president, said in a statement. “Now the company is rewarding the loyalty of the community by pulling up the stakes and moving jobs out of the country.”The union said it will begin negotiating a closure agreement with GE in mid-September.Daryl Bennett, the mayor of Peterborough, called the news a “drastic reversal” from an announcement made by GE in 2014 that it would be adding 250 new jobs to build motors for the TransCanada Energy East pipeline.“It will be a difficult time for many residents who are connected with GE or who have historical ties to the company,” Bennett said in a statement released by his office on Friday.Warburton said GE will offer counselling, retraining, and help with retirement planning to those who are losing their jobs.“Our focus is definitely on our workers,” she said.The plant, founded by famous inventor Thomas Edison, has been open since 1892. During the 1960s, it was one of Canada’s largest factories, employing more than 6,500 people.The plant also gained a level of notoriety as retirees from the facility claimed illnesses linked to exposure to toxins inside the factory.A lengthy report conducted by researchers hired by the union representing plant workers found exposure to more than 3,000 toxic chemicals from 1945 to 2000 and significant health problems among former employees.Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn has called on the worker’s compensation board to “bring justice” to about 300 former workers whose health claims were previously denied.GE has said it is co-operating with the worker’s compensation board, the agency that evaluates and pays claims. The company has not conceded that any illnesses were caused by working at the plant and says chemicals were used in what were believed to be safe ways at the time. read more

China puts its weight behind Lanka on draft

China is putting its weight behind Sri Lanka and pushing for amendments to the first text of the draft resolution to be tabled at the UN Human Rights Council this week, demanding that it reflect the positive changes in Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka is pushing for amendments to the current text and it has found support in the form of China and Russia. During the first informal briefing on Monday the Government raised objections and concerns over the first draft text of the resolution with Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha saying that the text is reparative, judgmental and prescriptive and not in keeping with the spirit of the process of reconciliation and reform underway in Sri Lanka.“Neither is it helpful in adopting a collaborative approach to reaching consensus. Many paragraphs in the current draft are in fact counterproductive to the reconciliation efforts of the Government and have the tendency to polarize communities, vitiate the atmosphere on the ground that is being carefully nurtured towards reconciliation and pace building and restrict the space required for consultation,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) The core group involved in drafting the resolution on Sri Lanka held the briefing to reach a consensus on the text of draft resolution. The second informal briefing on Sri Lanka took place in Geneva yesterday on the sidelines of the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council. read more

Energy stocks lead Toronto stock market lower amid huge April employment miss

Energy stocks lead Toronto stock market lower amid huge April employment miss AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TMX Group tickers zoom across banners in Toronto on May 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 9, 2014 6:22 am MDT TORONTO – Falling energy stocks led the Toronto stock market lower for a second consecutive day Friday.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 11.97 points to 14,534.06 amid weak jobs data.The Canadian dollar tumbled 0.62 of a cent to 91.78 cents US as Statistics Canada reported that the economy cut 28,900 jobs in April against expectations of a gain of about 12,000. It was also a huge turnaround from the previous month when the economy cranked out 43,000 jobs, which means just 14,000 jobs were added over the two-month period.The unemployment rate held steady at 6.9 per cent.U.S. indexes registered modest gains as the Dow Jones industrials rose 32.37 points to 16,583.34, the Nasdaq climbed 20.37 points to 4,071.87 and the S&P 500 index added 2.84 points to 1,878.47.The TSX was negative this week after three weeks of advances, down 1.57 per cent after traders digested a heavy slate of earnings news and took some profits from sectors that have run up sharply this year, including gold and energy stocks. But it is still one of the best performing stock indexes, up almost seven per cent year to date, a gain that many analysts believe the TSX would register for the whole year.“It’s been a good start to the year,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates.“We’re up 6.5 per cent or so, I mean, that’s your annual return and we’re already there in May.”It was a quiet day for earnings news as shares in The Second Cup Ltd. (TSX:SCU) lost 22 cents or 4.54 per cent to $4.63 as the coffee chain reported a drop in its first-quarter net income to $56,000, or one cent per share, compared with $688,000, or seven cents per share, in the same quarter of 2013. Revenue was up at $7.6 million, compared with $6.2 million year-over-year.On Thursday, after markets closed, energy producer Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) said that quarterly net income totalled $622 million or 57 cents per share compared with $213 million or 19 cents in the prior-year period. Revenue for the three months ended March 31 rose to almost $4.4 billion from $3.76 billion in the prior-year period and its shares gave back 10 cents to $42.90.In other corporate developments, The Financial Times reported that Apple is orchestrating a $3.2-billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine. Apple could announce a deal as early as next week and its shares were off 0.4 per cent in New York.The TSX energy sector led decliners, down 0.56 per cent as June oil gave up early gains to move 27 cents lower to US$99.99 a barrel.The gold sector gained about 0.2 per cent while June bullion faded a dime to US$1,287.60 an ounce.The base metals group was ahead 0.42 per cent as July copper was up two cents to US$3.08 a pound amid some positive inflation news from China.Consumer prices in the world’s second-largest economy rose 1.8 per cent over a year earlier, down from March’s 2.4 per cent increase, giving the government more leeway if needed to stimulate the slowing economy.Note to readers: This is a corrected version. It corrects income to $56,000 for Second Cup in its first quarter versus $688,000 a year earlier read more

Loonie up amid solid housing data traders take on more risk as

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 11, 2014 6:40 am MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Monday amid strong domestic housing data and a greater willingness to take on risk, even as traders kept a close watch on geopolitical flashpoints.“A volatile global environment, with some easing in concern over Ukraine offset by an escalation in Iraq, is being watched carefully by markets,” observed Camilla Sutton, Chief FX Strategist, managing director for Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets.The loonie was up 0.43 of a cent to 91.58 cents US as Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported that housing starts during July came in at an annualized rate of 200,098, up slightly from 198,665 in June.The currency tumbled over four-tenths of a cent Friday in the wake of a huge miss in July employment data. Only 200 jobs were created last month, a far cry from the estimated 20,000 positions that economists had expected.On Monday, traders felt more inclined to take on risk after Russia called an end to military exercises near Ukraine on Friday and withdrew troops to their bases.The Ukraine government announced Monday that the Red Cross will lead an international humanitarian aid operation into Ukraine’s conflict-stricken province of Luhansk with assistance from Russia, the European Union and the United States.Such initiatives have previously faced sustained opposition from Ukraine and the West, who had feared they could act as a pretext for sending Russian troops into rebel-held territory.There have also been worries about the effect of sanctions against Russia and counter sanctions, which could seriously damage a still fragile economic recovery in Europe.Meanwhile, in Iraq, U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State militants near the northern city of Irbil, capital of the Kurdish region, in hopes of limiting their advance and keeping them away from oil fields.In China, that country’s consumer price index in July stayed at 2.3 per cent, well below the official target for the year of 3.5 per cent. That gives the Chinese central bank room to ease access to credit if needed to shore up economic growth, which was 7.5 per cent in the latest quarterOn the economic front, there are two other major Canadian pieces of data coming out this week. The new housing price index is released Thursday while the latest read on manufacturing shipments for June is out Friday.In the U.S., the major report for the week if July retail sales on Wednesday.On the commodity markets, September crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 43 cents to US$98.08 a barrel.The positive news from China failed to lift metal prices and September copper was unchanged at US$3.17 a pound, while the increased appetite for risk pushed December gold down 50 cents to US$1,310.50 an ounce.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous story incorrectly said that Canadian retail and inflation data would be released this week. Loonie up amid solid housing data, traders take on more risk as tensions ease read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State trounces Wisconsin 8358 in Big Ten opener

Ohio State freshman forward Kaleb Wesson backs down a Gonzaga defender during the first half of the Buckeyes’ loss to the Bulldogs at the PK80 Invitational in Portland, Oregon. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsLed by four double-digit point totals from its starters, the Ohio State men’s basketball (6-3, 1-0 Big Ten) rolled past Wisconsin (3-5, 0-1 Big Ten) to claim a 83-58 victory in both teams’ Big Ten openers in Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday.Center Kaleb Wesson, forwards Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate, the latter of which played at point guard most of the game, and guard C.J. Jackson each recorded at least 10 points. Jackson did not start the game at point guard for the first time all season, and instead was replaced in the lineup by redshirt senior guard Kam Williams, who scored nine points. Wesson led the team with 19 points and Bates-Diop recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds.Ohio State dominated on the interior, gathering 32 rebounds to Wisconsin’s 18. The Buckeyes scored 36 of their 83 points in the paint, while Wisconsin managed just 12 points in the paint. The Buckeyes took the lead with 16:37 left in the first half on a jumper from Bates-Diop and held the lead for the remainder of the game. From there, they ran up the score on a 26-14 run to bring the game to 30-16 with 8:19 remaining in the half. Ohio State went into halftime with a commanding 49-26 lead, and only continued to expand its lead out of the break, going on a quick 14-2 run to jump ahead 63-28 with 15:31 left in the game.The next game for the Buckeyes will be against Michigan at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Schottenstein Center. read more

USC Program Is Interviewing Every Black Baseball Player from

Hank AaronA University of Southern California (USC) professor has launched an ambitious project to catalog the thoughts of every Black baseball player who played major league baseball from 1947 to 1971.The 25-year period includes integration and the turbulent post-integration years.Daniel Durbin, the USC professor who created the project, is being assisted by graduate student Neftalie Williams. Although Williams, a skateboarding aficionado, didn’t know much about baseball when he started the project, he has a way of drawing information out of the retired players.“You come away thinking, why did I tell that guy all of that?” said Dusty Baker, who played for the Dodgers, Atlanta, Giants and A’s. He also managed the Giants for 10 years. “He prods without pushing.”Williams said he sees his work documenting the players’ stories as living Black history.“I want to go back and let those dudes say how they felt, what was happening; yalk about how much they loved baseball, talk about how much it meant to them,” said Williams in a Los Angeles Times interview.Durbin said some of the stories revealed painful experiences from the past. Baker recounted a story about being visited by the FBI because of an anthrax scare. He also said Hank Aaron told him not to get too close him when he was about to break Babe Ruth’s homerun record, because he was getting death threats.Don Buford, who played for USC and the Chicago White Sox, tells a story of going into retrieve a teammate, Deacon Jones, who had gone into a gas station in the Deep South. However, the man behind the counter had pulled a shotgun on Jones. Back on the bus, Buford chastised his teammate for forgetting where he was.“Deacon just said, ‘Man, I forgot,” Buford told The Los Angeles Times.Williams said he is able to connect with the players because he shares a similar experience with them. He grew up in Springfield, Mass. and was bused into an all-white school as part of a desegregation program. His mother made him wear a suit on his first day, because she wanted to show white people that Black people could be just as good as them. He was ostracized and spent much of the time fighting, until he discovered skateboarding and bonded with his classmates.“These guys matter,” Williams said. “Black America, they had them on their backs. And the players knew it. They might not say it, because these guys are all really humble, but they know. And I will tell you that when the camera’s off and I’m breaking down and we are talking, that’s the thing, they say: ‘You knew you had it on your backs.’ Just like I had it when I was a kid and my mom said, ‘Hey, you have to wear a suit and you have to do well because you have the culture on your back.’” read more

BLOG by Nikola Foretic Runners run Players play

← Previous Story ALKALOID WORLD FEMALE HANDBALL BEST 8 Next Story → Aron Palmarsson to miss France 2017! Written by PHd Nikola Foretic (assistant coach Qatar Sports Club)Ahead of us is 25th Handball World Championship. What do we expect and how we look at handball today? Very often around handball circles can be heard dissatisfaction with game and its current style. We should always have in mind that game dynamics is conditioned by game rules. Therefore, rules determine game demands (conditioning, technique and tactic), and game demands way of sport preparation.RULES:It’s obvious that that new rules introduced at 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro didn’t affect positively game speed and its attraction and clarity. If game is precisely observed it can be seen that some of it segments are even slower and more passive. This is particularly evident during 7 vs. 6 play and “6 passes rule” during passive game play. Sometimes these 6 passes last longer than whole attack.However some tactical possibilities are opened in player less game, in which good prepared teams can neutralize opponents extra player advantage. Same possibility can be used in attacking deep defences with player extra in positional attack. These segments of the game have biggest reserve and its further development can be expected on upcoming competition.“Video review technology” is very interesting concept already seen in other sport games. In handball it has one huge disadvantage; it is available only for referees and IHF delegates instead of handball coaches.Overall conclusion is that new rules didn’t significantly affected game attraction nor enhanced coaches and player creativity. Rules can still be subject of referees possible favouritism and creation game dynamics and result. Introduction of shoot clock in handball is not just necessary but inevitable.GAME:It is wrong to percept handball just through its conditioning demands. That kind of perception led to exaggeration in strength and conditioning aspects of training at the expense of technical and tactical preparation. This approach is creating very fit players unfit to enhance game attraction because of their modest and limited technical and tactical capacities.To speed up the game and boost its attraction, during selection process advantage should be given to “2-way players” who participate in all game phases (defense and offense) and who can play multiple positions. Examples of this approach are teams of “Flensburg”, “PSG” and French national team.Nevertheless of impression handball hasn’t change last 10 years. Serious statistical analysis needs large scale examination of situational efficiency parameters. Just to understand better, trend of goals scored per WC match, didn’t change in last 5 competitions. It is moving around 29.8 goals per game. Similar trend can be spotted in numbers of used tactical variations, numbers of used technical elements as in physiological demands of the game (distance covered, running speed, number of physical contacts, etc.) Changes in all these aspects could enrich the game itself. Handball is slowly stagnating. The best way for changing this trend is game presentation on fore coming Championship in France with more invention and creativity. How coaches will succussed in this considering small number of preparation days, player’s exhaustion from club obligations and frequent game schedule remains to be seen.  ADVICE FOR THE END:It is popular but not prudent to judge game and result without all information from one team. It is easy to criticise coaches and players even if the real reasons for “unsatisfied” result remain completely hidden from the public. Don’t fall in trap that put unqualified and incompetent media. Impression is most often totally different from reality. It’s better to further analyse game statistics which can be found at WC official web site and enjoy in the GAME OF HANDBALL! read more

Sprint Overdrive Pro 3G4G mobile hotspot router arrives March 20

first_imgSprint has announced the upcoming availability of their new mobile hotspot device which they have called the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G.The mobile hotspot, which makes it possible to connect up to eight devices to mobile broadband simultaneously, offers a slight improvement over its predecessor, the Overdrive 3G/4G, which could handle just five. Applicable devices include anything with WiFi, including laptops, media players like the iPod touch, the iPad, and so on.Each wireless connection has a 150 foot range and supports the 802.11n standard. In terms of speed, any connected devices should also see a vast improvement when hooked up to a 4G network as it is 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, the Overdrive Pro will power up/down up to 35% faster than the original model.Its integrated LCD screen is 43% larger, allowing for a wider viewing angle. It provides important usages information including, signal strength, remaining battery life, and how many devices are currently connected to the hotspot. Despite the increase in size the router itself remains small, which is quite remarkable given that it also squeezes in microSD storage and GPS location-based services (available to all connected devices).For those who are worried about security, you will be pleased to know that the router comes with integrated security out-of-the-box.Of course, these improvements will cost money and the 4G speeds will be subject to location as currently the network only has 71 areas that are enabled to use the faster service. But when the Overdrive Pro is launched on March 20 it will still come in at a respectable $49.99 (half the cost of the original) after a $50 mail in-rebate with a two-year service agreement at $49.99 per month.Read more at the Sprint press release, via Engadgetlast_img read more

Taylor Swift Jay Z Beyoncé Harry Styles Hottest Summer Tour Poll

first_imgIt just so happens that the summer 2018 touring calendar is positively stacked — whether it’s hip-hop jams, pop smashes, classic rock, country fun, or hips that don’t lie that you seek, there’s a show for you.No doubt one of the hottest tickets his summer, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are set to launch their On The Run II tour, hitting select stadiums in the U.S. starting June 25 in Cleveland. Speaking of stadiums, Taylor Swift promises to pack them in during her summer tour in support of Reputation, with Camila Cabello and Charli XCX in tow.”Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin'” … hits, hits and more hits will be the recipe for arguably the classic rock bill of the summer in Def Leppard & Journey. The titans will be crisscrossing the U.S. through October.Find out what makes Luke Bryan country during his What Makes You Country tour. The singer/songwriter will “Light It Up” with hits such as “Strip It Down” and “Crash My Party” in stadiums and amphitheaters all summer long.Get ready for another must-see hang with G-Eazy. The Oakland, Calif.-based rapper is teaming with Lil Uzi Vert and Ty Dolla $ign for his 2018 The Endless Summer Tour, which will commence July 20 in Auburn, Wash.Ready to go toe-to-toe with Tog Dawg’s best? The Championship Tour will ring the bell with an all-star lineup from the label’s roster, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, SchoolBoyQ, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul. The trek, which kicked off in May, is going strong through June.She’ll bring plenty of pop and he’ll spit the bars. Together it will add up to some big-time adventure. Kesha and Macklemore will tag-team for The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour in support of Rainbow and Gemini, respectively — all coming to you starting June 6 in Phoenix.Shakira is saving the U.S. leg of her El Dorado World Tour for the hottest month of the summer: August. The Latin GRAMMY-winning “Whenever, Wherever” icon will bring the heat starting Aug. 3 in Chicago, wrapping Sept. 6 in San Jose, Calif.Harry Styles is winding down his tour in support of his acclaimed self-titled debut album. The “Sign Of The Times” singer/songwriter will be back in the States on June 5 in Dallas before winding up in Los Angeles on July 14. As if you needed some extra incentive, GRAMMY winner Kacey Musgraves will be opening.Before you fire up the grill and unofficially kick off summer this Memorial Day weekend, we want to know: Which show is your hot ticket for summer 2018? Cast your vote in our poll and stay cool.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Facebook Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyoncé, Harry Styles: Hottest Summer Tour | Poll News The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour Def Leppard & Journey From Kesha & Mackelmore and The Championship Tour to Shakira and Def Leppard & Journey, which summer tour do you have circled on your calendar? Tim McPhateGRAMMYs May 25, 2018 – 8:20 am It’s here. That’s right, with Memorial Day upon us, it’s time to start basking in those #summervibes. And the perfect complement for some sun and fun? It’s got to be a summer concert.Polls Which tour is your must-see summer 2018 concert? Taylor Swift, Reputation Tour Luke Bryan, What Makes You Country XL Tour Vote: Which Summer ’18 Concert Are You Going To? taylor-swift-jay-z-beyonc%C3%A9-harry-styles-hottest-summer-tour-poll G-Eazy, The Endless Summer Tour Other Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Co.: The Championship Tour Harry Styles, Live On Tour Twitter Jay Z & Beyoncé, OTR II Tour Choices Email Shakira, El Dorado World Tour last_img read more

One Take Le Butcherettes On The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Touring More

first_imgNews Email In this episode, Le Butcherettes tell us the first album they ever bought, their favorite song to play live and how they would describe the legendary band, the Melvins. They also reveal the last song they thought was great, their favorite vegetarian dish and more.Le Butcherettes are on tour and scheduled to perform in Chicago, St Louis. and more.  For a full list of tour dates and other news, visit their website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 9, 2018 – 12:00 pm Le Butcherettes One Take One Take: Le Butcherettes On The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Touring & More Mexican garage punk rock band Le Butcherettes reveal their favorite Yeah Yeah Yeahs song, what they love about touring, their go-to vegetarian dish, and moreJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jul 11, 2018 – 6:08 pm Lead by outspoken, costume wearing Teri Gender Bender, Mexican garage punk rock band Le Butcherettes continue to gain fans for their bold, political lyrics and electrifying sound. The band from Guadalajara, Mexico, has also caught the attention of some serious rock veterans—they’ve toured with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and their last full-length album, A Raw Youth, was produced by GRAMMY winner Omar Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta and At The Drive-In. Recently, the band sat down to play a round of One Take,’s rapid-fire question game that challenges your favorite artists to see how many questions about life, music and everything in between they can answer in just 60 seconds. Watch: One Take With Le Butcherettes one-take-le-butcherettes-yeah-yeah-yeahs-touring-more Twitter last_img read more

VishalAnisha engagement The couples marriage to be held in September Photos

first_imgA picture from Vishal Krishna and Anisha’s engagement.PR HandoutActor Vishal Krishna and Anisha Alla got engaged as per the Telugu Reddy traditions at the ITC Kohinoor hotel in Hyderabad on Saturday, 16 March.The engagement was held in the presence of their family members, close friends and relatives. The couple reportedly exchanged the rings as per their family traditions and their wedding will be held in September although the date has not been fixed. For the engagement, Vishal sported a Blue color kurtha with Nehru jacket, Anisha donned an off-white silk saree with a golden border.A source has told The Times of India that it is a “well-planned event” held at an upscale hotel. “The couple’s families are already there. The engagement ceremony will be followed by a lavish lunch. Vishal and Anisha’s families are expected to zero in on the wedding date as well today,” the daily quotes the source.Many celebrities attended his engagement. Khushboo with her hubby Sundar C, Mohanlal, Pasupathy, Nandha, Ramana, Sriman among many others who are gracing the function. 1/3 A picture from Vishal Krishna and Anisha’s engagement.PR HandoutA picture from Vishal Krishna and Anisha’s engagement.PR HandoutA picture from Vishal Krishna and Anisha’s engagement.PR HandoutPreviousNextVishal, who was earlier linked up with actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, announced about his engagement in January 2019 although the date was revealed only this week.Anisha Reddy is a multifaceted talent who has done guest appearances in the films like, Pelli Choopulu (as Vijay Devarakonda’s ex-girlfriend) and Arjun Reddy (a friend of the hero). Interestingly, both the films had Devarakonda in the lead roles. This apart, Anisha is interested in singing, music and writing.last_img read more

MD GM among 19 sued for Barapukuria coal debacle

first_imgBarapukuria coal mine yard. Photo: UNBA case was filed against 19 officials of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL), including its recently suspended managing director Habib Uddin Ahmed, in connection with the ‘disappearance of coal’ from the mine yard.Barapukuria coal mine’s manager (administration) Mohammad Anisur Rahman filed the case with Parbatipur model police station on Tuesday night, said Habibul Haq, officer-in-charge of the police station.Managing director Habib Uddin Ahmed, general manager Abul Quasem Prothania, ATM Nuruzzaman Chowdhury and deputy general manager (store) Khaledul Islam, who were suspended earlier, were among the accused, reports UNB.On 23 July, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) formed a three-member probe committee to look into the incident of “disappearance of coal” from the mine yard.According to an ACC unofficial note, BCMCL managing director Habib Uddin Ahmed and others allegedly sold 116,000 tonnes of coal and embezzled Tk 2 billion.Officials said the shortage of coal came to their notice a few days back when a team from Power Development Board visited the coal mine and found that there was no adequate reserve of coal in the yard of the mine.Petrobangla top officials identified inconsistency in the coal reserve at the coal mine yard.An official investigation found that the stock had a shortage of 148,000 tonnes of coal.Later, Petrobangla formed a three-member inquiry committee, headed by its director (mining), Quamruzzaman, to investigate into the issue of the coal shortage and suspended a number of BCMCL officials.last_img read more

5 sentenced to death over double murder

first_imgKeraniganjA court here on Wednesday sentenced five people to death for their involvement in killing a father and his son near Barishur Bazar area in Keraniganj, Dhaka in 1993, reports UNB.The convicted are Shafiqul Islam, Nazrul Islam alias Nazu, Mister alias Dela Mister, Arif and Masud.Judge Bazlur Rahman of the Dhaka district and Sessions’ judge court handed down the verdict after hearing on the review petition.According to the prosecution, the convicts stabbed the grocery shop owner Sharif and his two sons on 13 June 1993, leaving them severely injured.Later, Sharif and one of his sons Khokon died while undergoing treatment at Mitford Hospital.Investigation officer of the case Mahmudul Hasan Kabir submitted a charge-sheet accusing the five in 1994.On 21 July 2004, a court sentenced the five accused to death over the killing.On Wednesday, after 25 years of trial proceedings, the court delivered the death- penalty and fined TK 40,000 each.last_img read more

Indian family branches out with novel tree house

first_imgIn this photograph taken on 4 June branches of a peepal tree (sacred fig tree) are seen protruding from the Kesharwani family`s house in Jabalpur, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Photo: AFPWhen the Kesharwanis decided to branch out and expand their family home, they came up with a novel way of dealing with an ancient giant fig tree in their garden — they built the house around it.Now the thick trunk of the 150-year-old tree is the central feature of their residence, growing through the middle of the building in the city of Jabalpur.”We are nature lovers and my father insisted that we keep the tree,” said Yogesh Kesharwani, whose parent built the house in 1994 with the help of an engineer friend.”The tree is some 150 years old. We knew it was easy to cut the tree but difficult to grow one like it,” he told AFP.The fig tree, known as peepal in Hindi, is considered sacred by many in India and cutting one down is considered inauspicious.”We believe that 350 million gods and goddesses reside in one peepal tree. The tree is also mentioned in the Geeta,” a Hindu religious text, said Kesharwani.His wife can pray without having to leave home, sitting before the tree in the mornings.The family also wanted to send the message that people can put down roots in the middle of nature without destroying anything.The four-storey building is a local landmark because of its unique facade. Leafy branches jut out from the windows, dwarfing the building and prompting curious looks from passersby.”When the house was first built, engineering students used to come here to try and understand the unique design,” Kesharwani said.The tree has never caused any practical problems to the family, insisted Kesharwani.”We don’t even realise that the tree exists because it doesn’t come in our way. It just stands there silently.”last_img

ONE DC and Empower DC Host On My MindIn My Heart Performance

first_imgCommunity nonprofit organizations ONE D.C. and Empower D.C. will host “On My Mind/In My Heart: The Voices of Women in Public Housing” on Dec. 1 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Ambassador Baptist Church, located at 1412 Minnesota Ave., SE. The free event is a performance led by the voices and perspectives of six women as public housing residents in the midst of gentrification in the District. The performance will be followed by a discussion, including Congress Heights residents and representatives from ONE DC, highlighting how to resist displacement.last_img

Louisville Hosts Vanderbilt on Wednesday

first_img Live Stats Watch Three Cardinals recorded hat tricks against the Bears, including Tessa Chad and Shayla Scanlan with five goals apiece and Caroline Blalock with three. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Looking to build on the momentum from the 20-2 victory over Mercer, University of Louisville lacrosse returns to UofL Lacrosse Stadium on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a matchup against Vanderbilt. Against Mercer, the Cardinals’ (1-3) 18-goal margin marked the biggest win for UofL since they won 23-2 at Cincinnati on April 6, 2014. Story Links Vanderbilt was picked to finish second in the American Athletic Conference Coaches Preseason Poll and returns seven starters from last year’s squad that finished 8-9, including All BIG-EAST selections Julie Blaze and Emily Matthewson.  In goal, Lily Argyle has tallied 13 saves for a save percentage of .464. Sophomore Sophie Furlong leads the Commodores’ attack with 11 goals and two assists for 13 points. Fellow sophomore Gabrielle Fornia and freshman Brianne Gross have also been strong contributors for Vanderbilt with 10 points through three games.center_img Series History – The Cardinals are 7-2 all-time against Vanderbilt and 4-0 at UofL Lacrosse Stadium. The last meeting was a 17-15 win for Louisville in Nashville, Tenn. on Feb. 27, 2018. ABOUT THE COMMODORES Last season at Vanderbilt, Louisville jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first 12 minutes and held on to a 10-7 lead at the half. The Commodores pulled within two on four different occasions and scored the final four goals of the game, but the Cards were able to withstand each of the runs to seal a 17-15 victory. Ally Hall was Louisville’s leading scorer last year against Vanderbilt with four goals. For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at Print Friendly Version Date: Wednesday, Feb. 27Time: 1:00 p.m.Site: Louisville, Ky.Video: ACCNELast Meeting: Louisville 17, Vanderbilt 15Series History: Louisville leads 7-2 (4-0 at home, 3-2 on the road)UofL National Ranking: — Vanderbilt (3-0) opened its season with three straight victories for the second consecutive year. In their wins over Wagner, Kennesaw State and Furman, the Commodores have averaged 18 goals per game for an average margin of victory of 10.3 goals.last_img read more