Croatia is one of the hosts of the World Men ‘s Handball Championship 2025.

first_imgThis is certainly another top sporting event that will encourage a large arrival of fans in destinations, and which, as always, will generate significant tourist spending in January 2025. “We are very happy to have won this championship. This is the first time in history that it has been jointly organized by three countries. Every country, in addition to being a strong handball nation, also has extremely extensive experience in organizing the biggest competitions. I have no doubt that Croatia will once again be a great host as it was in 2003 and 2009 when we organized first the women’s and then the men’s championship. The guiding thought, which we offered and promoted during the campaign, is to bring children back to the halls, to enable them to play sports, and especially handball. The IHF recognized this and gave us credit for the idea. We will work on it a lot in the coming years. ” said Tomislav Grahovac, president of the Croatian Handball Federation. Zagreb, Split, Varazdin, Porec i Dubrovnik on the one hand, Copenhagen and Herning, on the other, and Trondheim, Stavanger or Dramen, or Oslo on the third, will host the competition. He will participate in the championship 32 national teams, and according to the plan of the competition itself, four groups of pre-competitions would be held in Croatia, and two each in Denmark and Norway. In the second round of the competition there are four main groups and the President Cup. Croatia did the best here as well, winning two main groups and the President’s Cup, and Denmark and Norway one each. Consequently, two quarterfinals and one semifinal would be played in our country, hopefully with Croatia in the lead role. The other two quarterfinals and one semifinal belong to Denmark (one quarterfinal) and the rest to Norway. The city of Oslo would host the final weekend. The Board of Directors of the World Handball Federation (IHF) accepted the candidacy of Croatia, Denmark and Norway and awarded them the organization of the World Men’s Handball Championship in 2025. last_img read more

Ipswich retail: Retails of the unexpected

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Balltec Wraps Up Mooring Connectors Set Up for Streamlined FloatMast Blue Project

first_imgBalltec has completed the installation of four subsea adjustable mooring connectors and H Links for FloatMast Blue project on behalf of Streamlined Naval Architects in Greece. Streamlined’s FloatMast Blue Floating Met Mast Tension Leg Platform is installed off the Greek island of Makronisos as a demonstration project which will provide meteorological data for a period of 12 months.Balltec provided an offshore technician to oversee the installation of the connectors which were originally supplied in 2018. The connectors, which are rated to an MBL of 450 mT, were adjusted to the required tension via a hydraulic tensioner installed on to each connector with their operation controlled from the surface.Theodore Papatheodorou of Streamlined said: “We would like to thank all the Balltec team for their valuable support on this innovative project and we shall keep you updated for the progress of FloatMast Blue and hopefully for any future project.”last_img read more

Ex-AB’s assault conviction overturned 22 June 2012A former All Black convicted of assaulting his son has had his conviction overturned on appeal to the High Court. The man, who cannot be named to keep his son’s identity secret, pleaded guilty in November after striking his son twice with a leather belt. He was sentenced by Judge Tony Fitzgerald in the Auckland District Court in March to come up for sentence if called upon – in effect, no penalty – but his application for a discharge without conviction was declined. The former All Black had argued he had completed an anger management course and the consequences of a conviction would be out of proportion to the offending. He said he had engagements overseas and sat on a number of boards that could be jeopardised if he had to declare a conviction…. Justice Potter overturned the decision saying the man could be at risk of losing employment from speaking engagements, particularly overseas. “Additionally, there is a real and appreciable risk that his continuing contribution to the community would be affected by the consequences of a conviction,” she said. In the appeal, the sportsman’s lawyer John Eichelbaum sought to liken the case to that of a woman who was also discharged in the Court of Appeal for disciplining her son with a belt. Justice Potter said the two cases had “singular circumstances” and declined to use them in parallel. She said the crime was serious but was at the lower end of the scale in terms of gravity. The man strapped his son after his on-going fighting with his sister had caused “tension in the household”. He struck the boy once on the legs and once on the shoulder with the tongue end of the belt, causing bruising and redness. The marks were noticed at school and authorities informed.….Family First director Bob McCoskrie, who has opposed the “smacking law”, said it was another case of the law targeting “the wrong type of parent”. “If you talk to anybody, he’s a good parent.” McCoskrie said many parents convicted in the lower courts for disciplining their children were “rolling over and taking it”, but those who contested the decisions in higher courts were often successful. He said the law was uncertain and parents were in a “grey area” and legislation needed to be introduced to clarify exactly what was acceptable punishment. McCoskrie said he supported MP Chester Borrows’ bill that clarified the law – particularly that implements could not be used to discipline children – but that bill had been “shelved” read more

FA Cup: Villa, Brighton suffer shock exits

first_img Loading… Read Also: FA Cup: Newcastle held by minnows Rochdale as Wilbraham shines But they lost the recent momentum from new boss Nigel Pearson’s arrival as Connor Jennings and Emmanuel Monthe scored in the second half before Paul Mullin’s 87th minute penalty equaliser was followed by a red card for Pereyra. Norwich’s teenage striker Adam Idah scored a hat-trick – his first goals for the club – in their 4-2 win at Championship side Preston. Will Smallbone marked his Southampton debut with a second half goal in their 2-0 victory over Huddersfield, while much-changed Burnley beat Peterborough 4-2. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “Credit to Sheffield Wednesday, they deserve to go through. We huffed and puffed but our second-half performance was disappointing. We need to do better,” Potter said. Watford blew a three-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw against third tier strugglers Tranmere. Last season’s FA Cup runners-up were three up by half-time at Vicarage Road as Tom Dele-Bashiru, Nathaniel Chalobah and Roberto Pereyra netted. Aston Villa and Brighton suffered FA Cup embarrassment as the Premier League clubs paid the price for making a raft of team changes in their shock third round exits on Saturday. Villa are languishing just above the relegation zone after a difficult first season back in the top-flight and boss Dean Smith prioritised that survival battle with nine changes against second tier Fulham. Fulham midfielder Harry Arter celebrates the winner against Aston Villa. Anthony Knockaert gave Fulham the lead at Craven Cottage with a 54th minute curler as the former Brighton forward grabbed his first goal since September. Anwar El Ghazi equalised for Villa in the 63rd minute, but the understudies couldn’t hold on as Harry Arter won it with a 30-yard thunderbolt with 16 minutes left. Midfielder Arter had only been on the pitch for one minute and 45 seconds before scoring his first goal since November 2017. “The game was won by two wonder-goals,” Smith said. “I don’t like losing in any competition, but everyone could see this wasn’t top of our priority list, because we have had injuries to three key players.” Brighton endured the same fate as Villa as Albion boss Graham Potter made seven changes from their New Year’s Day draw against Chelsea and second tier Sheffield Wednesday took advantage with a 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium. Adam Reach blasted Wednesday into the fourth round with a deflected long-range strike in the 65th minute. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Hughes praises Bojan determination

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes feels Bojan Krkic has answered any doubts over whether he can cope with the grittier side of life as a Barclays Premier League footballer. Bojan, though, is emerging as a key man for his new side and he produced a typically influential display in Stoke’s 1-0 win at Everton on Boxing Day amid bitterly cold, soaking wet conditions. The 24-year-old Spaniard proved the match-winner of a physical contest, earning and then converting a 38th-minute penalty. And Hughes said: “You saw the determination in Bojan, both in the initial run into the box and then to grab the ball and score the penalty. “The Everton game was a new experience once again for him and I think he is really enjoying what is happening with his football. “It was a cold, wet day, but all that is an old cliche. “It is something where if people see any weakness in Bojan’s play or attitude to hard work, they will say he is not quite right for the English game. “I think in the short space of time he has been here, he has knocked all those thoughts on the head because he has come in and shown he is an exceptional professional. He works really hard every day to get better and stronger.” Eleventh-placed Stoke’s next match is a home clash with West Brom on Sunday and Hughes is hopeful Bojan, who came off in the second half against Everton due to a back problem, will be available. A head injury sustained by Ryan Shawcross in that game should not stop him from being involved, but Phil Bardsley is a doubt because of the ankle issue that ruled him out of playing at Goodison Park, and Stephen Ireland (knee) looks set to be absent again. The Potters – now with 51 points for 2014, their best haul for a calendar year since their promotion to the Premier League in 2008 – head into the fixture against 15th-placed West Brom still looking to record back-to-back top-flight victories for the first time this term. Hughes’ men have pulled off some impressive triumphs, beating the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham, but struggled each time to then build upon the result. The Welshman is optimistic that might change following the Everton contest as his side prepare to host an Albion outfit that have only one win in their last eight league games. “We have found it difficult to get back-to-back results – that is something that has stalled our season on occasions,” Hughes said. “We have had really good performances, then stumbled in the next game. So hopefully that won’t be the case this time. “It is difficult for everyone with the quick turnaround, a little bit unfair on everybody really. But we’ll make the best of it – we pride ourselves on our fitness levels.” West Brom boss Alan Irvine will not shirk the challenge as he searches for the winning formula. Pressure is growing on Irvine, at a club not renowned for its patience, as the Baggies’ poor run of results continued with a 3-1 loss to Manchester City on Boxing Day. But Irvine has reasons to be encouraged. His side built up a 2-0 lead with some impressive attacking play against QPR last weekend – only to capitulate and lose – and individual errors hampered them against City. Irvine said: “It will be a very tough game at Stoke – it is a hard place to go. They are a team who are capable of causing you a lot of problems. “But we will do the work we normally do on them and hopefully that will get us a good result. “They had a good result against Everton and will be feeling good about that, so it is a big challenge – but if we can eradicate the individual errors then we are good enough to cause them problems. “All I can do is keep trying to do the job in the way that I do it. I work extremely hard. I try to leave nothing to chance.” Bojan arrived in the English game over the summer with a reputation as a player of undoubted talent but also with question marks hanging over him. Certainly, there was plenty of interest in seeing how the little forward – a product of the Barcelona academy who has also played for Roma, AC Milan and Ajax – would fare having joined the Potters, particularly on what are deemed the less glamorous occasions. Press Associationlast_img read more

House Republicans offer health care plan to replace Obamacare

first_imgThe plan has almost no chance to pass in a chamber controlled by Democrats, reports say.This story is developing. A couple of years after they tried to repeal Obamacare, House Republicans are announcing a health care plan to replace it.However, the White House will continue to work on its own proposal as the plan released by the Republican Study Committee lacks the backing of the entire GOP conference.They said they hope it will help Republicans candidates in the upcoming election answer critics who claim Republicans have no plan.The plan would create a federally-funded, state-run insurance pools to cover people with high-cost conditions.It would also combine Obamacare funding with Medicare expansion into block grants to be awarded to states to help low-income Americans pay for health care.The play would protect pre-existing conditions and boost health savings accounts.Congressmen Roger Marshall of Kansas and Mike Johnson of Louisiana detailed the plan.Republicans are rolling out their own health care plan this week! Louisiana Congressman, @RepMikeJohnson, and Kansas Congressman, @RogerMarshallMD, give us a sneak peak of their proposal.— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) October 22, 2019last_img read more

ICC World Cup Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Live Streaming Cricket: When and How to watch BAN vs AFG match

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket, Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Hotstar and Star Sports: After putting up a sensation display against India, Afghanistan will be locking horns against another Asian team Bangladesh in encounter 31 of the ongoing World Cup on Monday. The pitch at The Rose Bowl suited their play and they would love the fact that their next game is also at the same venue. Interestingly, it is been speculated that the game will be played on the same wicket, which means it will be on a slower side. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are coming off a defeat at the hands of Australia in a high-scoring encounter and are in a must-win situation to keep their semi-final hopes alive.The Tigers weren’t up to the mark with the ball in their previous outing and will need to up their game soon. They have now conceded big totals like 386 and 381 bowling first leaving too much to do for the batsmen. Mohammad Saifuddin and Mosaddek Hossain might return to the playing XI if they are fit. As far as Afghanistan are concerned, they might go in unchanged after a brilliant outing against India.ICC World Cup 2019, 31st match: Bangladesh and AfghanistanWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan start?The 31st match of the ICC World Cup 2019 between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan Africa be played?The clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.Also Read | Live cricket score, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Can Shakib Al Hasan pull it up for Bangladesh?When is the game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Monday, June 24.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan?The match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. last_img read more

Participants Hail FESTAC Fitness Walk

first_imgFestac Fitness Walk 3 was powered by Power Oil, Other sponsors include: Zenith Bank PLC, Leadway Assurance,CAR45, Paramount Healthcare, Lasena Mineral water, MIKANO and Silverbird Cinemas. Buraimoh in his remark, thanked the organisers ‘Shakarasquare’ and the sponsors for the good initiative, promising to always support the program which is geared towards a stronger sense of community ownership and healthy living.Festac Fitness Walk is an annual event geared towards healthy living, a stronger sense of community ownership, social networking and community development.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Shakarasquare in conjunction with Ontogenny Media organised the third edition of the annual Festac fitness walk with the aim of raising awareness on healthy living, community bonding, environment development and social networking among participants.This year’s walk which featured a Nollywood Super actor, Bolanle Ninilowo a.k.a. Nino was funfilled. The Five kilometer walk started from FHA field, 23 Road, Festac with high-end individuals, celebrities and the general public who walked in their thousands to the end point, the famous Festival Mall.The participants included the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Chairman, Valentine Buraimoh, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Medical Association, Federal Housing Authority, Nigerian Police Force and other notable individuals in Festac Town and Amuwo Odofin.last_img read more

No. 2 USC hits the road for its season opener

first_imgThe No. 2 USC women’s volleyball team’s 2010 title aspirations ended in straight sets in a national semifinal matchup against No.7-seeded California in mid-December in Kansas City.Out of this world · Senior outside hitter Alex Jupiter, a two-time All-American, has the opportunity to break several USC records this season, including kills, service aces and points. – Daily Trojan file photoBut after receiving five first-place votes in the annual preseason top-25 poll, the Women of Troy remain optimistic that they can reverse those fortunes in 2011.“We know we have a lot of work to do,” USC coach Mick Haley said. “But once you get to the Final Four, you get hungry and you want to go back. Once the kids realize how much fun it is, they work their tails off to get back.”Despite a fair share of optimism heading into a season, which begins Friday against No. 12 Minnesota in the first game of the Rockvale Outlets/AVCA Showcase in University Park, Penn., Haley has downplayed the team’s lofty preseason rankings and hype that surrounds the program. The Women of Troy were the consensus pick to win the Pac-12 title.“In the early season rankings, they always put teams that are going to play each other higher so it hypes the game [for] attendance,” Haley said. “But I think once we get comfortable, we should be a lot better than we were last year.”The reasons for high expectations are evident.USC returns three senior All-Americans in outside hitter Alex Jupiter, setter Kendall Bateman and middle blocker Lauren Williams, all of whom rank among some of the program’s best in recent memory.In 2010, Jupiter finished with 532 kills, which led the team, and after 1,567 assists last season, Bateman could break the school’s career mark for assists by the year’s end.But the loss of sophomore outside hitter Falyn Fonoimoana, who earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors last season, could be particularly costly after the Hermosa Beach, Calif., native was declared ineligible for the season last week.“We exhausted all of our resources in order to help Falyn retain her eligibility,” Haley said in a statement. “We have very high expectations of our student-athletes, on and off the court, here at USC.”No further explanation was issued.Others, such as sophomore middle blocker Alexis Olgard, will also miss the first few weeks of the season after undergoing knee surgery in the spring.For the Women of Troy, however, the team has plenty of depth to recover for the recent losses.Sophomore Kirby Burnham, who fought with Fonoimoana for a starting job last season, will be slotted back into the starting lineup.“I remember last year when Kirby and Falyn were competing for the same spot, and [Kirby] has made some great improvements [since then],” Jupiter said. “She’s just so aggressive and physical … just another great outside hitter.”Freshman middle blocker Hannah Schraer, part of Haley’s top-10 recruiting class this year, is expected to start until Olgard returns.The squad will have to hope its makeshift lineup meshes quickly, as its early schedule is brutal.Its first two matches are against the No. 12 Golden Gophers and No. 1 Penn State on Saturday in a true road game.The Nittany Lions are four-time defending champions.“We haven’t played Penn State since my class has been here, so we’re really excited to get to challenge ourselves and play at that level,” Jupiter said. “It’s what we need to get in our groove for the season.”The Women of Troy don’t just have a tough opening weekend; their first seven games are on the road, and six of their first 12 opponents are in the top 12 of the Division I rankings.They won’t play at home at the Galen Center until their conference opener versus UCLA on Sept. 9.But the coaching staff and players alike welcome the stiff competition.“It is a very hard start, but as long as we keep up with our defense and our passing, and keep trying as a team, we’ll be able to compete with anyone,” Jupiter said.last_img read more