Handball-Planet.com voting contest for the World’s Best Men’s and Women’s coach in 2011 going to the End. One day left for voting and the final decision, who were the best. More than 1200 Handball Fans Worldwide already voted for the Men’s Best coach and Fuchse Berlin’s coach, Dagur Sigurdsson leads. CONTESTIn the Contest for the World’s Women’s coach in 2011 (700 votes), Norwegian NT coach, Icelander, Thorir Hergeirsson leads ahead of Larvik’s coach – assistant coach, Tor Odvar Moen. CONTESTVOTE FOR THE WORLD’S BEST MEN’S COACHVOTE FOR THE WORLD’S BEST WOMEN’S COACH ← Previous Story Sundovski: “We can beat anyone; Germans the weakest” Next Story → HSV thanks Carlen – seeks new coach!
← Previous Story Kiril Lazarov in the “Club 1000” Next Story → LNH (Round8): Paris wins in Dunkerque, 8th win in 8th game Orlen Wisla PlockPolish handball derbyVive Targi Kielce Next weekend in the Polish handball league will be the most interesting since the start of the season. Two biggest rivals and ambitious teams, Orlen Wisla Plock and Vive Targi Kielce will face eachother after seven victories in a row and comfortable places at the TOP. Visitors from Kielce are the favorites, that admit in Plock, but Lars Walther and his guys are ready to give 100% to make a good result in front of 5.000 domestic fans. In the last six matches, Kielce had no problem to win, but a lot of changes are made during summer break. Both teams are even stronger than before, so one of the most interesting handball derby matches in Europe this Autumn is ahead of us…Kielce’s 6:0 series:Orlen Wisla Plock – Vive Kielce Targi 29:34 (League)Vive Kielce Targi – Orlen Wisła Płock 26:22 (League)Orlen Wisla Plock – Vive Kielce Targi 27:36 (Polish Cup Final)Vive Kielce Targi – Orlen Wisła Płock 28:25 (Play Off Final)Vive Kielce Targi – Orlen Wisła Płock 28:21 (Play Off Final)Orlen Wisla Plock – Vive Kielce Targi 25:27 (Play Off Final)Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
Magnus Jernemyr ← Previous Story Daniel Svensson to Skjern, Gummersbach sign von Gruchalla, KIF Kolding sack coach Next Story → Vlado Bozic left Meshkov Brest Defensive specialist Magnus Jernemyr (36) will leave F.C Barcelona next summer. Swedish giant spent five succesful seasons with the Spanish champion in which he won three ASOBAL titles, two King’s Cup, three Super Cup and VELUX EHF Champions League in 2011.
← Previous Story WORLD’S “BEST SEVEN” HANDBALL GIRLS IN 2013 Next Story → AMAZING SUPPORT: 88.634 votes for the World’s Best Female Player 2013! Heidi Lokeworld’s best handball player 2013 Handball-Planet.com is pleased to announced the results of Voting Contest for the World’s Best Female Handball Player 2013. Norwegian line-player and Hungarian Gyor star Heidi Loke (31) has got the highest number of points based on cumulative votes of the 12 members of the international Jury and Handball-Planet.com visitors. Her fantastic performance in Gyor’s campaign of winning the Women’s EHF Champions League last May (11 goals in the two matches of the final against Larvik) and and performance with the Norwegian NT during WCH 2013 in Serbia, brought her the prestigious award again after 2011.In the three weeks of voting period amazing 88.634 votes for 21 nominated players have shown the outstanding interest for our project the third year in a row.Heidi Loke is the winner for 2011 and 2013, while Hungarian star Zsuzsanna Tomori won in 2012.TOP 5 IN 2013COMPLETE RESULTSVOTING PROCESSHandball-Planet team want to thank all media, teams, TOP players, coaches and handball fans worlwide for making our project so big this year!
Polish playmaker Tomasz Rosinski won’t be in roster of Michael Biegler for the upcoming World Championship 2015 in Qatar. Experienced 30 years old Vive Tauron Kielce back player has problem with metatarsal injury and he must to go to surgery in order to get ready for the most important part of the season.– It is necessary to surgery, which initially scheduled for November 27. The player will have after surgery sidelined for about 10-12 weeks – explains club’s physiotherapist, Robert Dziwoń.Poland will play in Group D with Denmark, Russia, Argentina, Germany and Bahrain(?). ← Previous Story THE END OF PERSIAN GULF CONFLICT: Will Bahrain and UAE get back WCh 2015 places? Next Story → EHF CL Round 5 “Best 7” tomasz rosinski
PHOTO: ©SEHA/ Stanko Gruden ← Previous Story SURPRISING START OF DKB HBL 17/18: TVB Stuttgart beat MT Melsungen Next Story → HUGE INTERESTS for Masters Handball World Cup 2018 – Brazilians and Germans first guests! SEHA GAZPROM League 2017/2018, the seventh season of the regional competition powered by strong Russian company, will start on August 30. Ten teams in same format with 18 matches and final four for the best teams will finish competition at the first week of May.SEHA Media team prepared the first SEHA TV Magazine for the upcoming season with expectations of all the participants.Handball-Planet.com will add a small prediction of the final placement and teams who will reach Final4 event.RK Vardar SkopjeHC Meshkov BrestRK ZagrebRK Celje Pivovarna LaskoRK Gorenje VelenjeRK NexeMetalurg SkopjeVojvodinaTatran PresovDinamo Pancevo
TWO HANDWRITTEN AMENDMENTS to Napoleon’s will that the late French emperor had drawn up because he feared the British would destroy the original will be auctioned in Paris.Artemisia Auctions, which is handling the sale, expects the manuscripts to fetch up to €120,000 when they are auctioned off on 6 November at the Drouot auction house.The codicils, or amendments, were penned in 1821 by Napoleon’s field assistant, the Count of Montholon, when the former French emperor was in exile on the British island of Saint Helena.“I want my ashes to rest on the banks of the Seine among the French people I loved so much,” says one of the amendments, written on 16 April 1821.Napoleon died just a few weeks later on 5 May.In another amendment, he lists his possessions in Saint Helena, including furniture, jewellery, silverware, porcelain, weapons and books to be divided among his closest aides and his “good and dear mother”.Napoleon personally wrote his own last testament, which is on display in the National Archives in Paris, but he had several copies made in case the British destroyed the original.The codicils were in the possession of the Montholon family, who have now decided to put them up for sale.Pierre-Jean Chalencon, the head of the Cercle France Napoleon group which aims to preserve the memory of the famous French leader, told AFP that Montholon had “used the same paper, the same ink and the same quill as Napoleon”.He said Napoleon had been right in not trusting the British as they kept the original “for decades” before returning it to France.Read: Got what it takes to be a ‘pillow astronaut’?More: Giant yellow duck descends on TaiwanRead: Starbucks ads to tell customers: Guns not welcome here
Yes (1129) Poll Results: No (2110) YesNoVote MINISTER FOR FINANCE Michael Noonan has indicated that the 9 per cent rate of VAT for the hotel and tourism industry will rise in the forthcoming Budget.It was reduced from 13.5 per cent in 2011. Minister Noonan has stated that the reduction was only ever meant to be a temporary measure.Many restaurants and hoteliers are lobbying for the VAT rate to remain indicating that it is stimulating the tourism industry.Today’s topic therefore is: Do you think the 9 per cent VAT rate for the hotel and tourism industry should remain?
FAR MORE WOMEN are being trafficked into Ireland than official numbers would suggest, the head of the Immigrant Council has said, as anti-trafficking organisations marked EU anti-trafficking day today.91 victims of sex trafficking were assisted by the organisation Ruhama last year, but over 1,000 women appear on escort and prostitute websites in the country every day. Ruhama works with women affected by prostitution in Ireland.“On any given day there are around 1,000 women for sale on the internet in Ireland” Denise Charlton, CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland told TheJournal.ie. “The last time we checked three weeks ago there were 1,027. They can appear as independent agents but the reality is that many are controlled by third parties.”Along with over 50 other organisations, the Immigrant Council is running the ‘Turn off the Red Light’ campaign, which aims to end sex trafficking to Ireland.Under the latest EU Directive on Human Trafficking which Ireland has signed, each country is required to take measures to discourage and reduce demand. Members of the ‘Turn off the Red Light’ campaign are calling on the government to reduce the demand in the sex trade by introducing legislation which will criminalise the buying of sex.“It is very hard for victims to come forward. The are often controlled and moved around. Many are too frightened to come forward and are severely exploited. The best way to end the human rights abuses which are taking place in every county in Ireland is to target demand by making it illegal to pay for sex. We reject the notion that the traffickers, pimps and other criminals operating a sex ‘trade’ here will ever respect the rights of workers.Column: Think about sex trafficking. Do Irish people come to mind?>
A MAN IN his 20s is due in court this morning in connection with a fatal road crash in Cork more than seven months ago.A woman in her 20s was fatally injured when the car she was a passenger in lost control on the N71 at Skibbereen just before 2am on 8 April. She was pronounced dead at the scene.Four other people – one woman and three men, all in their 20s, who were in the same car – were all taken to Cork University Hospital to be treated for their injuries.The man was scheduled to appear before Clonakilty District court at 10.30am.Gardaí had previously appealed for witnesses to the crash to come forward as part of the investigation into what caused it.
Updated at 00.01amULSTER BANK BANKING systems have been experiencing “technical difficulties” this evening, and there are multiple reports of customers being unable to access their cash.The bank tweeted this message earlier this evening, and a spokesperson confirmed to TheJournal.ie that work was ongoing to fix the issue:Customers on Twitter have been saying that both the app and online platform is down and there are multiple complaints from people not able to withdraw money or pay in-store by visa debit.Users attempting to log onto the app are being greeted with this message: The bank have issued several more updates since the start of the problem, with one of the latest Tweets stating:Our customers are reporting that services are coming back on line. We will confirm when all systems have returned to normal service. The bank is advising anyone unable to resolve the problem to call into a branch in the morning or to contact them by phone.The institution, which had a large scale systems melt-down last year, also Tweeted this message:If customers have been left out of pocket as a result of these problems, we will put this right.It isn’t just Ulster Bank, the technical glitches are also impacting on RBS and NatWest customers who have tweeted similar messages of apology.Today is known as “‘Cyber Monday” and is one of the biggest days in the calendar for online shopping.Last year’s prolonged IT failure at Ulster Bank left 750,000 customers without any banking services for multiple weeks. The ‘technical glitch’ cost the bank more than €100 million.Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown stated earlier this year that the root cause of the 2012 problem had been fixed, and said that the bank was “working with RBS to ensure the resilience of the systems are improving”.Additional reporting, Daragh BrophyFirst posted at 10.06pmRead: Ulster Bank says its customer deposits are up 12 per cent since IT meltdownRead: Ulster Bank parent company ‘forced small firms to default’>
Mary Konye who was today found guilty at London’s Snaresbrook Crown Court. (Pic: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)InvestigationThere was no CCTV footage of the attack but footage showed Konye trailing the victim from when she left work.Konye was also spotted on CCTV loitering around the escalators at the centre where the vitcim worked some time before she finished.Analysis of mobile phones also placed the victim and suspect in the same areas at the same times and CCTV footage showed the suspect walking with a distinctive gait like Konye.Konye was arrested in April of last year and a handbag seen carried by the suspect on CCTV was found in her bedroom during police searches.(Mary Konye disguised in a Muslim veil following Naomi Oni home before she attacked her. Pic: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)The victim and suspect had know each other since school but had a falling out in April 2011 that ended with a heated argument over the phone and Konye threatening to throw acid at Naomi.While this appeared an unusual and specific threat, Konye knew that the victim had previously been very interested in the story of Katie Piper, a model disfigured in an acid attack. She had followed the story and watched a documentary and told Konye that would be the worst thing that could possibly happen to her.A friend of Konye’s had told police that Konye was jealous of Naomi’s looks to the point of almost obsession.Read: Two British teenagers attacked with acid on volunteering trip to Zanzibar >Read: Man sustains serious facial injuries in 6am acid attack > A LONDON WOMAN has been convicted of throwing sulfuric acid over her former friend in an attack driven by jealously.Lead investigator at the London Metropolitan Police David Whellams said that the attack was “truly horrific” and was carried out by “someone the victim considered to be a friend”.Police say that Mary Konye (21) followed her victim Naomi Oni (20) from the shop where she worked in Stratford, North London to close to her home where the attack took place.“Konye was almost obsessively jealous of the victim’s good looks and, after a previous argument between them, hatched an almost unbelievable plan to attack her with acid,” according to Whellams.Naomi Oni began her way home by public transport at about 11.30pm on 29 December 2012 before stopping for food and then catching a bus at for the final part of her journey about an hour later.She then got off the bus in Dagenham and as she crossed a road she became aware of a presence behind her. She turned round to see a woman wearing a niqab showing just her eyes.The woman didn’t say anything and the victim began to turn her head back towards the road. The woman then suddenly threw a glass cup containing liquid over her.The liquid began to burn the victim’s skin and clothes and she immediately realised it was acid. The young woman then ran back to her home and banged hysterically on the door before getting inside and getting straight into the shower.Oni was taken to the Royal London Hospital and then transferred to a specialist burns unit at Broomfield Hospital. She underwent a number of skin grafts and has significant scars to her face, hand and thigh.
THE AUXILIARY BISHOP of the Archdiocese of Armagh, Gerard Clifford, has announced his retirement.Clifford said that his decision was based on medical advice that he had been receiving since last August.He said that he was thankful for the support that he had received during his 21 years as Auxiliary Bishop, and paid a special tribute to Cardinal Seán Brady, saying that “his humanity, deep faith and natural humility bear witness to the most fundamental of Gospel values.”Brady said that he was pleased for “Bishop Clifford’s own sake and for his health.”Clifford, who was born 1941, had been ordained as a priest in 1967 before being ordained Bishop in 1991.The resignation was made official following the its acceptance by Pope Benedict XVI, who is also due to retire tomorrow.As the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Armagh, Clifford had worked with Cardinal Brady since his own appointment as the Archbishop of Armagh in 1995.Speaking of the work over the years, Brady said that Clifford had made a “selfless contribution to the work of the Irish Bishops’ Conference over the last twenty years”.Clifford said that he looked forward to “continuing my pastoral work in collaboration and with the support of the bishops, priests and lay people of the Archdiocese.” As I take on a different role I will continue, God willing, to promote and foster the Gospel message in its fullness. I ask that you remember me in your prayers today and in the future.Read: Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure >
Updated 7.35pmTHE OFFICIAL OPENING of a new HSE mental health facility in Grangegorman didn’t go to plan for the Minister of Health today, when he ended up stuck in a lift with Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch and a number of press photographers.A photograph of Minister James Reilly stuck in the lift appeared on Instagram, while another of staff trying to open the lift soon appeared on Twitter.The Minister’s press spokesman confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Reilly and the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, arrived at the facility and were in the lift to begin a tour when the incident occurred.The Minister was there to perform the official opening of the HSE’s new mental health facility, the Phoenix Care Centre, in Grangegorman, Dublin 7.“[It happened] right at the beginning. There were about eight people in the lift, including at least two photographers,” said the spokesperson. There were also some Phoenix Care Centre staff present.“I think it was 1o minutes or so,” he said of the length of time the lift was stuck, adding:It was all very good-natured and very quickly we would have been in contact using the [alarm] button in the elevator. The engineer spoke to us and said they would have an engineer come and take care of us.”The lift eventually went up to second floor, and the stranded lift occupants were able to continue with their tour.
The longer it’s left, the bigger the backlog.She said it is “a case of just keeping the pressure on” so that “[the government] realise we are not going to go away”.When it comes down to your kids you are going to keep fighting for them. PARENTS CAMPAIGNING FOR bilateral cochlear implants for Irish children are concerned about the ‘backlog’ and waiting time for cochlear operations.They hope that it is addressed as if bilateral implants are introduced as standard, there could be long waiting times for children who only have a certain period during which they are suitable for the implants to improve their hearing.Members of the Happy New Ear campaign recently met with Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch, and continue to work on meeting the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Health Minister James Reilly as part of their campaign.It is hoped that Minister James Reilly will meet the parents at some point in the near future, perhaps utilising the Oireachtas Health and Children Committee for this purpose.Currently, it is typical practice to fit Irish children diagnosed with needing cochlear implants with one implant. In the vast majority of countries, it is practice to fit bilateral implants, so that both ears benefit. The Happy New Ear parents want bilateral implants to be fitted as standard and are campaigning for this to be introduced.Happy New EarDeanna Cairns of the Happy New Ear campaign, whose son Billy has one cochlear implant, said that the meeting with Minister Kathleen Lynch went well.“She was very nice,” said Cairns. “She just said she couldn’t make any commitments – we understand that”. The health committee has invited the Happy New Ear campaign to address them before the end of June, which Cairns said was positive news for the campaign.The parents are currently waiting on a business plan report for Beaumont Hospital – which carries out the cochlear implants – by June 13, which will give an insight into the plans and equipment that are needed for bilateral implants to be available in the hospital.They are waiting for this year’s Budget to be announced to find out if a bilateral implant scheme can be introduced using special funding.Cairns said Ms Laura Viani of the National Cochlear Implant Programme said she needs to know as soon as possible if the scheme can be introduced, so that Beaumont can begin to put the resources in place to deal with the influx of new patients.Currently, there is a waiting list for single implants, and Cairns said that parents are concerned about this and hope the backlog can be addressed.“It is going to be a major concern how are they going to cope with the backlog,” said Cairns. “There are a lot of kids and time is running out.” When the parents met Minister Lynch, they handed in a petition that contained 3,200 signatures. They hope to eventually meet the Taoiseach – “we only want a few minutes”, said Cairns.She said her son Billy “is doing great” after a recent operation on his cochlear implant. He has recently acquired three more words and different sounds.Read: Billy’s fight to hear as parents call for cochlear implants>
NO EMPLOYEES OF any financial institutions that were bailed out by the tax payer have been hit with a higher rate of Universal Social Charge (USC) since 2011.Under Section 531 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 a charge is permitted on bonus payment over €20,000 paid to employees of financial institutions that received financial support from the State under the Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Act 2008.The measure was introduced to discourage inappropriate additional payments to employees of financial institutions who had been bailed out by the taxpayer.USCAnswering a parliamentary question from Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath on how many have been hit with the additional charge and whether it is still in place, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the excess bank remuneration charge is incorporated into the Universal Social Charge.“It applies in all respects as if it was USC except that it is charged at a higher rate of 45 per cent. The normal USC rates are not applied. The charge applies for 2011 and subsequent tax years, resulting in these bonus payments attracting an effective tax rate of 90 per cent,” he said.He explained that the charge was introduced to discourage bonus payments to employees of financial institutions when their very existence is contingent on taxpayer support.TaxNoonan said the Revenue Commissioners informed him that 47 individuals were subject to the charge in 2011 while nobody came within the charge in 2012 or 2013.Noonan said:Since the advent of the financial crisis, the citizens of Ireland have endured several years of austerity as we seek to put the public finances back on a sound footing and to restore the nation to prosperity.It would not be appropriate that well paid individuals, whose livelihood was ensured by sacrifices made by so many ordinary people, should benefit in the face of the challenges faced by the rest of society.He added that it was “the unique circumstances” where some of these financial institutions wished to proceed to make bonus payments against the wishes of the then Minister for Finance that required the special legislation.Noonan: Fianna Fáil like people who plant a time-bomb and want others to change the timing>How much is the Universal Social Charge going to make in 2014?>
BRIDGET IS A mother of two who became homeless and lived in temporary accommodation after falling on difficult times.The accommodation was over a pub and the toilets she and her two children used were also used by customers from the pub.There was no kitchen for her to cook for her family.I was reduced to having to boil pasta and eggs in the kettle just so they had something they could eat.The woman feared for her family’s safety and slept with their suitcases against the bedroom door.Her son Finn has autism and Bridget said this made it even more difficult to manage and to find a suitable place to live. ”You can’t have a house directly on the main road with an autistic child. It would be too dangerous,” she said.One day, a young woman staying in the temporary accommodation, who the family had been friendly with, took her own life. Bridget said it was hard to see her already vulnerable children dealing with tragic events like this. She became determined to find a house for them – they could no longer live in this place.She sought help from Focus Ireland who found her a house four days before her daughter’s birthday. The landlord has done work on the house to make it more secure for Finn and the family have settled in well to the local community. They have even been adopted by the local cat, which Finn is delighted with.Now they feel safe.Bridget said that it is sometimes the little things that really hit you. Last Christmas, the family were able to have a tree for the first time in a long while.“Having a home means that the sense of safety is unbelievable,” she said. “I can close the door and it’s just me and the kids. I can keep my children safe and they are in an environment and we are not all stuck living in one room over a pub.”Bridget is just one of the 10,000 people Focus Ireland helped last year. The charity released its annual report for 2013 today, which pointed to a 25% increase in the demand for its services.The homeless charity said it has seen a particular increase in the number of families becoming homeless and if the government is going to achieve its aim of ending the crisis by 2016, it will need a combination of rent controls and social housing construction.Read: How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?>Read: ‘The government needs to act now’: Demand for homeless service up 25%>Read: ‘The homeless tsunami has arrived’ as Dublin numbers reach new high>Read: ‘If it wasn’t for friends, I’d literally be on the streets’>
Google this week finally unveiled the Nexus S, the spiritual successor to the not particularly well-received HTC-designed Nexus One. The software giant used the forthcoming Samsung handset to promote Gingerbread, the latest version of the smartphone OS (the company talked up the forthcoming Honeycomb tablet OS yesterday, as well).The Nexus S will be the first phone to ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The device features a four inch display, a 1GHz Humming processor, cameras on the front and rear, and 16GB of memory. There’s also that Near Field Communication embedded tag reading technology that Google has been talking up a lot recently.The handset will be available starting December 16 through T-Mobile and in Best Buy stores. The Nexus S will run $529 without contract and $199 with. Check out a demo video of the handset after the jump.
On Thursday, Google launched the latest beta version of their Google Chrome browser. One intriguing item added to the latest version was support for WebGL, a 3D graphics API which doesn’t need a plug-in to work. The WebGL standard is managed by the Khronos Group, a non-profit consortium, whose WebGL working group includes Apple, Google, Mozilla and Opera.As you can imagine the best thing that WebGL has going for it is that you don’t have to download anything extra for your browser to interact with 3D graphics. Of course, what’s the good of a new goodie within a browser without having something to use it with. That’s why Google Labs is offering up the Google Body Browser.The Body Browser offers a detailed 3D model of the human body. Each anatomical layer of the female model can be pulled back and explored. In Google fashion you can even explore the model by typing in search terms including specific parts of the body such as the heart, brain or kidneys to name a few.PC Magazine had some problems getting the Body Browser to work. Initially, so did I since I thought you only needed the Chrome browser. Actually, you need to download the latest version that came out this week so if you haven’t already done so download that first. Once installed launch the updated Chrome browser and you should be able to access the Body Browser without an issue.via PCMag.com and Digital Trends.
Keep an eye out, even when you can’t be there. GVI Security has just announced its new line of VideoPlus analog CCTV products, designed to offer fully-featured performance at a lower price. The new line includes a complete family of cameras and DVRs, including box, dome, bullet, and PTZ cameras. It also offers professional monitors.While the rest of the world has gone digital, it seems that a lot of the video security market is still analog. Joe Restivo, the COO for GVI Security, says that 60 percent of the market is still using analog products and that the market is growing. This line will helps those users continue to grow their systems. The line will be available in the first quarter of this year, and will include the company’s “epic” five-year warranty and 120-day money back guarantee. AdChoices广告