← Previous Story Kielce’s coach and players with the fans before Silkeborg Next Story → Velux EHF CL (Round 9): Partizan in Szeged, Zagreb in Barcelona One of the heroes of the last season biggest success in the history of Bosna Sarajevo, EHF CL TOP 16 placement, left back, Igor Karacic (24) is in Macedonian capital, Skopje, where he has to sign a contract with vice-champion Vardar. Karacic had problem with his right shoulder and missed the first part of the season. After financial collapse of team from Sarajevo, he became a free agent. Bosna SarajevoIgor KaracicMacedonian handballVardar Skopje
Jordi Ribera, once Ademar Leon head coach, and now Brazil’s head coach has given the list of 16 players that he counts on at the upcoming World Championship 2013 in Spain. The biggest star is Ademar Leon’s Felipe Borges, and for the January-scheduled event the list is the following:Goalkeepers: Cesar Augusto de Almeida (EC Pinheiros-SP), Luiz Ricardo do Nascimento.Pivots: Alexandro Pozzer (EC Pinheiros-SP), Vinícius Santos Teixeira (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP).Backs: Arthur Malburg Patrianova (EC Pinheiros-SP), Fernando José Pacheco Filho (EC Pinheiros-SP), Guilherme Valadão Gama (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Gustavo Nakamura Cardoso (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Oswaldo Maestro Guimarães (EC Pinheiros-SP) e Thiagus Petrus (Naturhouse La Rioja – Spain) Diogo Kent Hubner (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Thiago Roberto Torres dos Santos (TCC/Unitau/Unimed/Tarumã/Taubaté-SP).Wings: Fábio Rocha Chiuffa (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Felipe Borges (Reale Ademar León – Spain), Gil Vicente de Paes Pires (TCC/Unitau/Unimed/Tarumã/Taubaté-SP), Lucas Benedito Cândido (TCC/Unitau/Unimed/Tarumã/Taubaté-SP). borgescardosofelipe borgesgamaguimaraespachecopatrianovaribera ← Previous Story KIF Kolding lose Hundstrup for three months, Kim Andersson banned for two games Next Story → Flensburg smash Kiel in “eternal derby”!
As Handball-Planet.com exclusively announced five days ago, Ivano Balic will play in DKB Bundesliga team – HSG Wetzlar. Our media was the first to wrote about deal between handball “Mozzart”and German team, who finished 7th last season. Officialy presentation will be held on Tuesday. Balic is already in Germany, ready to help his new team to obtain Bundesliga position in the upcoming season and to replace injured Adnan Harmandic.The best handball player signed one year contract and will have debut in the best handball league at age 34. Balic WetzlarHSG WetzlarIvano Balic ← Previous Story Danil Chernov to SL Benfica Next Story → Struga 2013 is coming: Vardar with two wins finished preparation in Slovenia
women’s junior world championship 2014 At the Women’s Junior World Championship 1/4 finals will play in Koprivnica on Wednesday:14:00 Denmark – France16:15 Netherlands – Russia18:30 Romania – Korea20:45 Germany – HungaryTherefore Denmark will face France in the battle for the semi-finals, Netherlands will play against Russia, Romania against Korea and Germany will challenge Hungary.The results of the eight finals:Denmark – Czech Republic 37:23 (19:10)Portugal – Romania 21:25 (9:10)Korea – Serbia 32:28 (20:15)Brazil – France 23:29 (11:16)Netherlands – Croatia 22:21 (12:10)Hungary – Slovenia 26:20 (15:12)Norway – Germany 24:27 (12:13)Russia – Sweden 31:18 (17:7)Schedule of the placement round 9-16:Dugo Selo14:00 Czech Republic – Brazil16:00 Croatia – Sweden18:00 Portugal – Serbia20:00 Norway – SloveniaPresident’s Cup:CakovecThe results:Uruguay – Argentina 27:25 (11:11)Japan – China 28:27 (15:12)Kazakhstan – Angola 20:33 (10:17)Congo – Tunisia 18:25 (7:11)Schedule of the placement round 17-24:14:00 (19-20) Argentina – China16:00 (17-18) Uruguay – Japan18:00 (23-24) Angola – Congo20:00 (21-22) Kazakhstan – Tunisia ← Previous Story Martin Schwalb leaves intensive care Next Story → PSG Handball goes to Doha for preparations!
Current Bosnia and Herzegovina national team coach Dragan Markovic accepted an offer from the Federation to extend contract on only next three months until the end of pre-qualifications for the World Championship 2017 in France. Bosnians will fight against Slovakia (November 4) and Lithuania (November 7) at the start of the Group competition which will come to an end on January 20. Only a group winner (Kosovars are the fourth team) will grab the ticket for the WCH 2017 Play-Off in June.After that, Board will decide about new head-coach by organizing open competition.The first pick to replace Markovic, in the last few weeks, was KIF Kolding assistant coach Bilal Šuman. ← Previous Story 2019: Luc Abalo extends deal with PSG Handball! Next Story → CASE “40 SECONDS IN KIELCE”: To improve or to die… Bosnia and Herzegovinadragan markovic
Dobrivoje Markovicppd zagreb Croatian champions PPD Zagreb have a new left wing – Dobrivoje Marković. The 29 years-old righthander signed contract with the Croatian best side until end of the season. PPD Zagreb coach Veselin Vujović is obviosly dissatisfied with performance of left wing trio Šprem, Mihić and Kovačević, decided to take off mark of “Croatian product” from recent vision of Zagreb’s roster.-I couldn’t say no to Vujovic with whom I worked in Vardar and Serbian national team. He is a very good coach – stated Marković for Balkan-Handball.com.Marković played for RK Jugović Kać, Spanish Quenca and Macedonian RK Vardar. He was free agent since June, when he ended contract with Macedonian best team.PHOTO: Mandatory Credit ©SEHA/ Zsolt Melczer ← Previous Story HUNGARY: First defeat for PICK Szeged in Tatabanya! Next Story → African Champions League: Zamalek and African for trophy!
Arthur Patrianovabrazil handballOlympic Games in RioOlympic handball The Brazilian left back Arthur Patrianova will miss the Olympic Games in Rio! The 23-years old RK Celje Pivovarna Laško left back restored an old right knee injury during week with his national team on tournament in Qatar and won’t be able to help his team-mates until end of the season.Patrianova came to Celje last summer as injured player, he celebrated come-back in November and made a few good appearances at EHF Champions League, but without luck to finish the season in a big style with appearance at Olympic tournament on home soil. ← Previous Story FATHER & SON: Alex Dujshebaev to Kielce? Next Story → Torrellano Cup 2016 – Unique handball experience!
SEHA FINAL 4 RK Vardar are the second finalists of the SEHA GAZPROM Final4 in Varaždin. The Macedonian champions beat PPD Zagreb 26:24 (12:10) in noisy atmosphere of Varazdin Arena, where match was followed by 5.000, mostly, Croatian fans. Raul Gonzales team had control over the results and showed more led by 7-meter shoter Dejan Manaskov 6(5), Alex Dujshebaev five and Luka Cindrič, who scored four goals.For PPD Zagreb, Zlatko Horvat netted six goals (five from 7-meter)STATISTICSSEHA GAZPROM FINAL between RK Vardar and MVM Veszprem will be played on Sunday – 19.o0 hrs.PHOTO: SEHA ← Previous Story MVM Veszprem at SEHA GAZPROM Final after penalty shot-out Next Story → VIDEO: Domagoj Pavlović roller coaster…
Vote for the VELUX EHF Champions League 2015/2016 ALL-STAR team!The past three seasons generated a great interest and only in the last year almost 44,000 handball fans took part in online votes. New opportunity to choose the star selection of the European top flight is here again.In its fourth edition, the All-star team vote will again ask the fans to cast their online ballots for ten positions as the best coach and the best young player (born in 1993 or younger) had their premiere alongside the starting seven and best defender for the first time last year. There are five nominees in the selection for each position.Players and coaches from 17 clubs and from 18 nations in the current season have been selected and seven members of the 2014/15 All-star team can make it back to the elite company.The players nominated for the 2015/16 season are:GoalkeeperNiklas Landin (DEN) / THW Kiel (GER)Thierry Omeyer (FRA) / Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)Arpad Sterbik (ESP) / HC Vardar (MKD)Mattias Andersson (SWE) / SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Rodrigo Corrales (ESP) / Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)Left wingTimur Dibirov (RUS) / HC Vardar (MKD)Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (ISL) / FC Barcelona Lassa (ESP)Uwe Gensheimer (GER) / Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER)Manuel Strlek (CRO) / KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)Jonas Källman (SWE) / MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)Left backMomir Ilic (SRB) / MVM Veszprem (HUN)Michal Jurecki (POL) / KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)Wael Jallouz (TUN) / FC Barcelona Lassa (ESP)Iman Jamali (HUN) / IFK Kristianstad (SWE)Mikkel Hansen (DEN) / Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)Centre backRasmus Lauge Schmidt (DEN) / SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Dean Bombac (SLO) / MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)Andy Schmid (SUI) / Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER)Nikola Karabatic (FRA) / Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)Domagoj Duvnjak (CRO) / THW Kiel (GER)Line playerJulen Aguinagalde (ESP) / KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)Rastko Stojkovic (SRB) / HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)Tiago Rocha (POR) / Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)Andreas Nilsson (SWE) / MVM Veszprem (HUN)Alem Toskic (SRB) / HC Vardar (MKD)Right backKiril Lazarov (MKD) / FC Barcelona Lassa (ESP)Marko Vujin (SRB) / THW Kiel (GER)Laszlo Nagy (HUN) / MVM Veszprem (HUN)Alex Dujshebaev (ESP) / HC Vardar (MKD)Jure Dolenec (SLO) / Montpellier HB (FRA)Right wingGasper Marguc (SLO) / MVM Veszprem (HUN)Lasse Svan (DEN) / SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Victor Tomas (ESP) / FC Barcelona Lassa (ESP)Tobias Reichmann (GER) / Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)Kristian Björnsen (NOR) / IFK Kristianstad (SWE)DefenderLuka Karabatic (FRA) / Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)Timuzsin Schuch (HUN) / MVM Veszprem (HUN)Erlend Mamelund (NOR) / THW Kiel (GER)Viran Morros (ESP) / FC Barcelona Lasssa (ESP)Tobias Karlsson (SWE) / SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Young playerBlaz Janc (SLO) / RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko (SLO)Domagoj Pavlovic (CRO) / HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)Darko Djukic (SRB) / Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu (TUR)Lasse Andersson (DEN) / KIF Kolding Kobenhavn (DEN)Jerry Tollbring (SWE) / IFK Kristianstad (SWE)CoachJavier Sabate (ESP) / MVM Veszprem (HUN)Ljubomir Vranjes (SWE) / SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Veselin Vujovic (MNE) / HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)Raul Gonzalez (ESP) / HC Vardar (MKD)Talant Dujshebaev (ESP) / Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)Enter the vote of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2015/16 All-star team here.TEXT: Ivan Ilić, EHF ← Previous Story Africa is burning of Beach Handball Next Story → Kielce first team at VELUX EHF CL FINAL4 in Cologne!
Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be. Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide NO-ONE ENJOYS the headaches, nausea, and sluggishness of a hangover. There seems to be a general perception that as people get older, their drinking stamina decreases.However, a new study shows that older binge drinkers report less-frequent and less-severe hangovers.Research on hangovers is usually centred around young people — college-aged partiers likely to consume more alcohol more often than older people.The new study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, analysed the hangovers of close to 52,000 participants of legal drinking age. The oldest participant was 94.Participants in the survey were asked their typical alcohol consumption per week, of beer, wine, fortified wine, and spirits, and how often they took part in binge drinking, ranging from never to more than once a week.The symptomsIn regards to hangovers, participants were asked how often they experienced thirst, exhaustion, headaches, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting after an episode of binge drinking. They found that older people drank less, but when they did binge drink they experienced fewer hangover symptoms.You’d think the reason would be obvious: Older people drink less, so of course they experience fewer and less-severe hangovers. But the results were the same, even after accounting for the frequency of binge drinking, drinking with or without a meal, and drinking while smoking.“While it is true that older individuals on average binge-drink less often than younger individuals, we did not find in our data that results were due to differences in drinking patterns,” study researcher Janne Tolstrup, of the University of Southern Denmark, said in a press release.So, why then?The scientists discussed four possible explanations for their results.1. Binge drinking intensity decreases with age.In a survey, 18- to 24-year-olds defined binge drinking as nine drinks. Those who are 65 years old and up defined binge drinking as only six drinks. This suggests that binge drinking intensity decreases with age. The study only examined the frequency of binge drinking, not the intensity.2. Increased alcohol tolerance.Research shows that people can build up a tolerance for alcohol, so older drinkers can handle more drinks before they start feeling a hangover the next day.3. Trial and error.Some people swear a Bloody Mary cures their hangover, for others it may be as simple as drinking a big glass of water before bed or popping an aspirin. As people age, many develop their own personal hangover prevention or morning-after cure, and this could be a possible explanation for why older people have an easier time after binge drinking — they know what works to feel better the morning after.4. Natural selection.The scientists acknowledge that it may be possible that people who experience more severe hangovers simply give up and quit binge drinking as they grow older — essentially pruning the drinking tree.There’s still a lot of work to do to understand hangovers.“While there have been tens of thousands of studies on the more direct effects of alcohol, there have only been fewer than 200 published papers on the hangover,” Tolstrup said in a press release.- Kelly DickersonSee what your alcohol intake could do to your face>Average Irish intake over age of 15 is 700 times more than advised> 10 things in tech you need to know today Trump carries a wad of cash for tipping people in his back pocket instead of a wallet
THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT has approved the EU’s nearly one trillion euro budget for the next seven years.The budget was approved by a large majority of 682 MEPs and will mark the first-ever trimmed-back, long-term budget for EU institutions to spend from the period 2014 to 2020.While conservatives and the socialists united to pass the measure, the Greens and the radical left voted against.“This is a great day for Europe,” European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said today. “The European Parliament has given its final blessing to the European budget from 2014 until 2020, thus bringing successfully an end to long negotiations. Now, the Council can seal the deal shortly.” Known as the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF), the budget provides for €908 billion in payments against €960 billion in funding commitments which is 3.7 per cent and 3.5 per cent less than in the previous 2007-2013 budget.The budget is geared towards the EU’s overarching priorities to create sustainable growth, jobs and competitiveness.Today’s vote marks the end of a battle that has gone back and forth between the European Commission, member states and MEPs in recent months.Ireland’s presidency of the EU in the first half of this year saw significant progress, with an agreement reached by the parliament in July, but there have been further hurdles to clear in recent months.While austerity-minded governments in countries like Britain, as well as the Commission, wanted to cut back on EU spending, MEPs from peripheral EU countries wanted more funding to boost jobs and growth.The last step for the seven-year blueprint will be formal approval in the coming days by the European Council of member states.Read: EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talksRead: EU avoids its own shutdown after MEPs agree to fill €2.7bn funding shortfallPreviously: European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabbling
“Whatever was in my ear didn’t like it at all”With the pain becoming excruciating, his flatmate rushed him to hospital where a doctor put oil down the ear canal.This only forced the two centimetre (0.8 inch) roach to crawl in deeper, before it eventually began to die.“Near the 10 minute mark … somewhere about there, he started to stop burrowing but he was still in the throes of death twitching”At that point the doctor put forceps into his ear and pulled out the cockroach.“She (the doctor) said, ‘You know how I said a little cockroach, that may have been an underestimate’,” he said.“They said they had never pulled an insect this large out of someone’s ear.”Helmer told ABC he would not be taking any added precautions when sleeping, although friends of his said they were so perturbed by his experience that they had begun going to bed with headphones on.- © AFP, 2014 A MAN IN Australia endured a painful hospital visit after a large cockroach burrowed into his ear and his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed.Darwin-based Hendrik Helmer’s ordeal began in the early hours of Wednesday morning when he was woken by a sharp pain in his right ear, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said.“I was hoping it was not a poisonous spider… I was hoping it didn’t bite me,” he said, adding that as the pain got worse he tried to suck the insect out with a Hoover before squirting water in his ear.
AN ACCIDENTAL EXPLOSION at a coal mine in south-west China has killed 22 miners, state media said, in the latest deadly incident to hit the country’s troubled industry.Nine others were trapped after the blast at the Taozigou coal mine in Sichuan Province, Xinhua reported, citing the country’s work safety authorities.At the time of the accident at 2pm local time (7am Irish time), 108 miners were underground, the report said.China’s mines are among the world’s deadliest because of lax regulation, corruption and poor operating procedures. Accidents are common because safety is often neglected by bosses seeking easy profits.Official figures show 1,973 people died in coal mining accidents in China in 2011, a 19 per cent fall on the previous year.Labour rights groups, however, say the actual death toll is likely to be much higher, partly due to under-reporting of accidents as mine bosses seek to limit their economic losses and avoid punishment.China is the world’s biggest consumer of coal, relying on the fossil fuel for 70 per cent of its growing energy needs.- © AFP, 2013
FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS Hollande called for the European Union to scale back its role in the lives of its citizens after anti-EU parties made sweeping electoral gains across the bloc.In comments with far-reaching implications for the EU’s future, the Socialist leader said the spectacular success of parties like France’s own National Front (FN) reflected how the bloc had become “remote and incomprehensible” for many of its citizens.“This cannot continue. Europe has to be simple, clear, to be effective where it is needed and to withdraw from where it is not necessary,” Hollande said in a televised address to the nation.The comments will be greeted with delight by Eurosceptics who accuse Brussels of meddling in national affairs, and by the likes of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who also advocates a scaling back of the powers currently vested in the European institutions.But their tone will cause concern among those, particularly in Germany, who believe European integration still has further to run.Hollande’s Socialist Party suffered a humiliating setback in Sunday’s elections for a new European Parliament, registering a record low vote of just under 14 percent while the FN topped the polls with nearly 25 percent.The French leader said France remained committed to playing a leading role in Europe, but also acknowledged that the economic austerity of recent years had alienated many ordinary people.“I am a European, my duty is to reform France and to change the direction of Europe,” Hollande added.“Europe, in the last two years, has overcome the euro crisis but at what price? An austerity that has ended up disheartening the people.”Unease among Arabs, JewsMarine Le Pen, 45, has been credited with significantly broadening the appeal of a party founded by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen and long tainted by association with his multiple convictions for inciting racism and denying the holocaust.She said after Sunday’s vote that the French people had demonstrated they no longer wanted to be ruled from Brussels.“Our people demand only one type of politics – a politics of the French, for the French and with the French,” she said.Such language and the FN’s current momentum generates unease among France’s large immigrant population, which is mostly drawn from former colonies in Arab north Africa, and has also been cited as a factor in a recent upturn in Jewish emigration to Israel.- © AFP, 2014Read: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable
Damboa local government officials said they were afraid to speak out because of the controversy surrounding the Chibok abductions, with Nigeria’s government coming under heavy criticism for its slow response.Another resident, who fled to the Borno state capital Maiduguri and also requested anonymity, said that more than 30 men were killed during the raid, which began last Thursday.“The attackers held the whole village hostage for the next three days,” he added.News of the abductions came as locals in three villages of the Askira Uba district, some 60 kilometres to the south, said they had been attacked over the weekend.Resident Emos Ali said “many” people had died, although no official toll was available.A bomb blast blamed on Boko Haram killed at least eight at a public health college in the northern city of Kano on Monday.The newly appointed religious leader the Emir of Kano, former central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, said the attack had “traumatised every one of us” after visiting the wounded in hospital.“We pray to Allah to bring an end to this security situation and may Allah not allow a repeat of this,” he said in his first comments on Boko Haram violence since his appointment.Read: At least 21 dead in bomb attack on World Cup viewing centre in NigeriaRead: Boko Haram kidnap 20 women close to where 300 schoolgirls were abducted in April SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in the latest kidnappings in northeast Nigeria — and over two months since more than 200 schoolgirls were seized.Analysts said the kidnapping, which happened during a raid on Kummabza village in the Damboa district of Borno state, could be an attempt by the Islamist group to refocus attention on its demands for the release of militant fighters.Boko Haram has indicated that it would be willing to release the 219 schoolgirls that it has held hostage since April 14 in exchange for the freedom of its brothers in arms currently held in Nigerian jails.Nigeria initially refused to sanction any deal but efforts have since been made to open talks with the group, with a possible prisoner swap part of discussions.The military in Abuja said in a tweet late on Monday it could not confirm the latest abductions and spokesmen were not immediately available for comment when contacted by AFP on today.But a senior officer in the Damboa local government, who asked for his name to be withheld as he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said: “Over 60 women were hijacked and forcefully taken away by the terrorists.“The village was also destroyed,” he said, adding that locals had fled their homes to other parts of Borno and across the state border into Adamawa.“Among those abducted are children between the ages of three and 12,” he added.- ‘Shot dead’ -Aji Khalil, a local vigilante leader, said: “Over 60 women were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. They were forcefully taken away by Boko Haram terrorists.Four villagers who tried to escape were shot dead on the spot.