WINNIPEG – The culprit wasn’t a cheese lover, but a reward for his capture may go to someone who is.A cheese store in Winnipeg is offering free fromage for a year to the person who can identify a man who busted through the back door of the business early Tuesday.Jean-Marc Champagne, co-owner of Fromagerie Bothwell, announced the tasty bounty on social media.He says the shop has only been open for three months and, without much cash to offer as a reward, thought cheese might be a good motivator.He also posted surveillance footage of the intruder, dressed in white and wearing glasses, as he scurried around the store just after midnight.Champagne says the man checked out an empty cash register and coolers filled with dairy products, then left without taking a thing.“I guess we didn’t have any of the cheese varieties that he liked,” says Champagne.The reward has created a lot of interest, he says in between phone calls and media interviews. While Champagne is glad no one was in the store at the time, he wants the criminal caught.Although he isn’t yet sure how he will dole out a year’s worth of cheese, he promises the winner won’t run out of fresh cheese curds, maple smoked cheddar or jalapeno Monterey jack.“Hopefully we can catch this guy,” Champagne says.Reaction on social media to the reward varied from supportive to, well, cheesy.“He’s clearly not a very Gouda human,” said one reply on Instagram. “It’s Nacho cheese, dude! It’s @fromageriebothwell’s. I’m sure you’re feeling blue about the break-in and I hope you start feeling feta soon. Brie Strong.”Const. Rob Carver said police are investigating the break-in and the unusual reward could be helpful.“I think sometimes people need a little nudge to come forward.”Carver, a fan of Gorgonzola, said he also wishes he could crack the case.“I’m not eligible for the free cheese, but it would be great.”— By Chris Purdy in Edmonton
APTN National NewsThe stats are stunning.The UN says one million people will die from suicide this year.In Canada, a 2007 study showed First Nation people kill themselves at twice the rate of the rest of Canada.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has a story about a family and how suicide changed their life.
OTTAWA — Ottawa believes Canadians might need a little help in how they spend and save.The federal government has released a “Financial Toolkit” that it says can help Canadians make sense of everyday financial questions they face.The toolkit, which is available online and in printed form, includes worksheets, quizzes, questionnaires, case studies and educational videos to educate Canadians on making rational, responsible money decisions.[np-related /]The toolkit was created in partnership with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the Investor Education Fund and l’Autorite des marches financiers.The initiative is part the government’s efforts to promote financial literacy and follows months of warnings from the Bank of Canada as well as the finance minister about the record high levels of consumer debt.On a national basis, the average household debt stands at 152% of disposable income, just shy of the 160% level that was reached in the U.S. and the United Kingdom prior to the housing market collapse in 2008.Economists have said that the high levels of consumer debt are a consequence of low interest rates that have been in place since 2008 as part of efforts to stimulate the economy by making it less expensive to borrow and spend.Junior finance minister Ted Menzies says the toolkit is another way Canadians can acquire life skills.
The London based Amnesty International (AI) says it is time for Sri Lanka to make good on its promises to account for alleged crimes under international law and build the domestic culture of human rights necessary to prevent the recurrence of past violations.Olof Blomqvist, press officer at the Media Programme of Amnesty International said that if a process of truth, justice, reparation and non-recurrence is to take root in Sri Lanka, an essential step must be broad and meaningful consultation with representatives of civil society throughout the country. “With parliamentary elections over and a new government in place, it is time for Sri Lanka to make good on its promises to account for alleged crimes under international law and build the domestic culture of human rights necessary to prevent the recurrence of past violations. If a process of truth, justice, reparation and non-recurrence is to take root in Sri Lanka, an essential step must be broad and meaningful consultation with representatives of civil society throughout the country, and notably the victims of human rights abuses and violations and surviving family members to determine what they need and expect from an accountability process,” he said. He noted that teir active and informed participation in its design is essential to ensure that the measures taken are meaningful, to gain their confidence to participate in the processes, and to defend accountability efforts against forces who may be intent on preventing the exposure of truth and accountability of perpetrators. (Colombo Gazette)
SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Irving Oil has struck a deal to buy Ireland’s only refinery in a move that could help the New Brunswick-based company fulfil its ambitions of shipping crude overseas.The privately owned firm announced Wednesday it is buying the Whitegate refinery near Cork for an undisclosed price.The purchase of the 57-year-old refinery from Houston-based Phillips 66 will extend Irving Oil’s reach across the Atlantic, the company said.“It’s a good day for our company and we’re looking forward to welcoming the Whitegate team to Irving Oil,” said Arthur Irving, chairman of Irving Oil, one of the main companies in a business empire owned by the Irving family.Irving Oil has its main refinery in Saint John, N.B., the eastern end of the proposed Energy East Pipeline that would carry Alberta crude to eastern markets if the project is completed.The Saint John refinery is the largest in Canada and one of the largest in North America, producing 300,000 barrels per day of gasoline, diesel, heating oil, jet fuel, propane and asphalt for domestic and U.S. markets.The Whitegate refinery processes up to 75,000 barrels of crude per day, mostly from the North Sea. It has 160 employees plus contract personnel, which Irving Oil says will be retained.Phillips has been working for months on plans to sell Whitegate but isn’t disclosing details of the Irving Oil deal.“We will continue to operate the business as usual until the transaction closes,” a Phillips spokesman said in an email.Irving Oil’s announcement didn’t say whether the Irish refinery would receive crude from Canada. However, Irving Oil has been a supporter of the Energy East Pipeline proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP).Energy East faces opposition from numerous groups and requires various approvals before it can be built.Last week, environmental groups said increased crude tanker traffic because of the Energy East Pipeline would raise the risk of a large spill and jeopardize the environment and marine life between New Brunswick and the U.S. Gulf Coast.Supporters of the pipeline, however, have said that crude from Saudi Arabia is already transported by ship to North American refineries and that Canadian energy producers need to be able to sell their products on global markets. New Brunswick-based Irving Oil to buy Ireland’s only refinery from Phillips 66 by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 3, 2016 5:37 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
A woman who gave her friend a counterfeit US note found herself before Magistrate Leron Daly charged for fraud.Ally Williams, 36, of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown denied the accusations that were read to her in the presence of the victim on Friday in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that Williams on October 12, 2018 at North Road Lacytown with intent to defraud, gave Roshonda Burnette a forged one hundred United States of America bill knowing it was counterfeit.The court heard that on the day in question about 15:45h, the virtual complainant and the defendant were at a salon when Williams asked if anyone could change the foreign currency that she had in order to pay for the services that were offered to her.Burnette opted to give the woman the local currency in exchange for the United Stated dollars. Subsequently, she decided to go to a combio and was told that the money is counterfeit.Burnette then went to the Brickdam Police Station and reported the matter. Williams was contacted and later arrested.In court, Attorney-At-Law Sanjeev Datadin in an application for bail told the court that his client has been cooperating with the police from day one and has been to the police station “no less than 50 times” as they were investigating the matter.He stated that his client, a mother of two young children, professed her innocence towards the accusations and is willing to continue cooperating with the police.As such the businesswoman was released bail in the sum of $15,000. The matter was adjourned until March 25. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSt Cuthbert’s Mission businesswoman says she purchased US$1,400 in counterfeit moneyMay 29, 2018In “Crime”Plaisance woman charged for uttering fake US$1300March 30, 2017In “Court”New York-based Guyanese woman gets six years jail for gift card schemeFebruary 22, 2016In “latest news”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCrime Chief sent on administrative leave amid corruption allegationsJune 26, 2019In “Crime”Top Cop promises disciplinary actions against corrupt officersJuly 3, 2019In “Crime”Crime Chief’s file sent to DPP for legal advice – RamjattanJuly 12, 2019In “latest news” Crime Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lyndon AlvesCommissioner of Police Leslie James has said that the investigations into the damning allegations of corruption against Deputy Police Commissioner and Crime Chief Lyndon Alves, who is presently on administrative leave, is ongoing.“On completion, we will make a disclosure…as you know each matter, each case turns on its own peculiar facts, so I cannot speculate (length of probe)”, Alves told INews when asked for an update on the probe.Earlier this month, the Top Cop had promised that ranks found guilty of misconduct will not be condoned within the Guyana Police Force (GPF).The Commissioner’s statement came when the GPF was celebrating its 180th anniversary and a week after Alves was sent on administrative leave to facilitate a probe into corruption allegations levelled against him.James has acknowledged that there is the pervasive issue of corruption among his ranks.Among the allegations against Alves is his alleged use of his influence during his tenure as Commander of B Division to protect rogue cops.Another allegation levelled against the Crime Chief is his reported influence to prevent a relative of his, who was involved in an accident, from being charged. In that incident, the young woman allegedly struck four-year-old Mohan Ramkaran close to his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.However, after she was arrested, she was later placed on $20,000 station bail and over two years later, she is yet to be charged.Meanwhile, the Top Cop in a statement said, “…the membership of the Guyana Police Force number in excess of seven thousand (7000), most of whom have been professional, law-abiding, conscientious and humble. And for those who chose to run contrary, disciplinary actions have been taken against them”.Quite recently, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had told INews that the probe into Alves’ alleged misconduct as a serving senior member of the GPF has been completed and that his file was sent for further advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on the way forward.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRussell returns to West Indies ODI squad for first time since 2015July 17, 2018In “latest news”West Indies cricket 2016: 3 steps forward, 3 steps backDecember 27, 2016In “Sports”Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard named among West Indies’ World Cup reservesMay 20, 2019In “latest news” Keemo PaulJason Holder was the biggest winner at the West Indies Players’ Association/Cricket West Indies annual awards night held on August 19 in Antigua, scooping up the Player of the Year as well as the Test Player of the Year awards. Shai Hope was named the ODI Player of the Year for a second successive time while seam-bowling allrounder Keemo Paul was recognised as the T20 Player of the Year.Allrounder Deandra Dottin also won big, securing the women’s T20 and ODI Player of the Year awards. Meanwhile, 22-year-old tearaway Oshane Thomas was named the Emerging Player of the Year. Performances between April 2018 and March 2019 were taken into consideration.Jason Holder (Getty Images)In February this year, Holder became the first West Indies player to become the top-ranked Test allrounder since Sir Garry Sobers in 1974 and claimed 778 rating points, the highest by any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh in 2001.And in January, Holder had made an unbeaten 202 – the third-highest score batting at No. 8 or lower in Test cricket – against England in front of his home crowd in Barbados. All told, Holder hit 565 runs in eight Test matches and claimed 40 wickets, including four five-wicket hauls, during the period.Hope amassed 757 runs in 15 innings in ODI cricket at an average of 63.08, including three hundreds and three fifties, during the period.After being plucked out of the CPL, Thomas made his international debut for West Indies in Guwahati in 2018 and added a cutting edge to the seam attack, the highlight being the maiden five-for against England in Gros Islet.Deandra DottinSix months after becoming the No. 1 allrounder in women’s T20Is, Dottin dominated the awards for women, taking back the Women’s Player of the Year award. In ODIs during the period, Dottin made 207 runs in six innings in addition to taking 15 wickets with the ball. In T20Is, she bagged figures of 5 for 5 – her best in this format.Offspin-bowling allrounder Rahkeem Cornwall, who recently broke into West Indies’ Test squad, was named the Championship Player of the Year, while star allrounder Andre Russell was adjudged Caribbean T20 Player of the Year.Nineteen-year-old left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop, who was snapped up by Barbados Tridents in the CPL draft in May, won the Under-19 Player of the Year award.List of award winnersTest player of the year: Jason HolderODI player of the year: Shai HopeT20 player of the year: Keemo PaulEmerging player of the year: Oshane ThomasWomen’s T20I player of the year: Deandra DotinWomen’s ODI player of the year: Deandra DottinFirst-class team of the year: GuyanaChampionship player of the year: Rakheem CornwallSuper 50 Player of the year: Yanick OttleyCaribbean T20 player of the year: Andre RussellUnder-19 player of the year: Joshua BishopUnder-19 team of the year: Trinidad & TobagoUmpire of the year: Joel WilsonPlayer of the Year: Jason HolderWomen’s player of the Year: Deandra Dottin(ESPNCricinfo)
Ontario’s government has invested over C$2.3 million ($1.7 million) in seven local businesses in North Bay, northern Ontario, the majority of which has gone towards mining equipment technology and service (METS) companies.Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing (pictured), was at Drillco Mining on Friday to announce C$250,000 to develop a diamond core drilling rig that can drill in reverse circulation, resulting in potential cost savings for the mining industry, the government said.“Our government continues to foster a strong future in North Bay by supporting economic growth, creating jobs and reaffirming the North as a great place to live and work,” said MPP Fedeli. “It’s one more way we are signalling to the world that northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.”Other investments include:C$962,520 for Premier Mining Products Inc to expand its manufacturing operation of diamond drilling components and diversify its market;C$400,000 for Foraco Canada Ltd to purchase additional drilling equipment to expand its business;C$251,277 for Miller Technology Inc to develop a battery electric vehicle to replace the diesel vehicles currently used in most mines, and;C$140,003 for Epiroc Canada to improve the resistance and performance of its mining equipment.
NBSC WORLD HANDBALL LEFT BACK 2018?Sander Sagosen (Norway – PSG Handball) (34%, 2,694 Votes) 10Mikkel Hansen (PSG Handball – Denmark) (32%, 2,539 Votes) 7Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (SG Flensburg Handewitt – Denmark) (21%, 1,638 Votes) 4Vuko Borozan (RK Vardar – Montenegro) (14%, 1,083 Votes) 1Total Voters: 7,954 NBSC World Handball Player 2018 ← Previous Story NBSC World Handball Player 2018 – BEST 8 Next Story → Sagosen wins ahead of Gensheimer – WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2018 – TOP 5 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL RIGHT BACK 2018?Alex Dujshebaev (PGE VIve Kielce – Spain) (39%, 2,021 Votes) 10Nedim Remili (PSG Handball – France) (29%, 1,511 Votes) 7Dika Mem (FC Barcelona Lassa – France) (24%, 1,238 Votes) 4Eduardo Gurbindo (HBC Nantes – Spain) (9%, 451 Votes) 1Total Voters: 5,221 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL GOALKEEPER 2018?Arpad Sterbik (Telekom Veszprem – Spain) (41%, 2,598 Votes) 10Rodrigo Corrales (PSG Handball – France) (22%, 1,387 Votes) 7Gonzalo Perez de Vargas (FC Barcelona Lassa – Spain) (21%, 1,343 Votes) 4Vincent Gerard (HC Montpellier – France) (15%, 965 Votes) 1Total Voters: 6,293 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL RIGHT WING 2018?Lasse Svan Hansen (SG Flensburg Handewitt – Denmark) (45%, 2,898 Votes) 10Blaz Janc (PGE Vive Kielce – Slovenia) (32%, 2,059 Votes) 7Luc Abalo (PSG Handball – France) (14%, 891 Votes) 4David Balaguer (HBC Nantes – Spain) (9%, 564 Votes) 1Total Voters: 6,412 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER 2018?Tobias Karlsson (SG Flensburg Handewitt – Sweden) (31%, 1,738 Votes) 10Luka Karabatic (PSG Handball – France) (27%, 1,519 Votes) 7Ilija Abutovic (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Serbia) (22%, 1,221 Votes) 4Viran Morros (PSG Handball – Spain) (20%, 1,125 Votes) 1Total Voters: 5,603 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL PLAYMAKER 2018?Luka Cindric (PGE Vive Kielce – Croatia) (42%, 3,966 Votes) 15Diego Simonet (Montpellier Handball – Argentina) (25%, 2,324 Votes) 7Andre Schmid (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Switzerland) (17%, 1,575 Votes) 4Nikola Karabatic (PSG Handball – France) (16%, 1,504 Votes) 1Total Voters: 9,369 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL LINE-PLAYER 2018?Bjarte Myrhol (Skjern Handbold – Norway) (59%, 4,335 Votes) 20Ludovic Fabregas (FC Barcelona Lassa – France) (20%, 1,482 Votes) 7Julen Aguinagalde (PGE Vive Kielce – Spain) (17%, 1,260 Votes) 4Nicolas Tournat (HBC Nantes – France) (4%, 333 Votes) 1Total Voters: 7,410 Here is the explanation of the Voting process for the NBSC WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2018. Handball-Planet.com made the Jury consisted of the handball specialists from 22 countries, while the last member were the visitors of our website (110.021 votes). Journalists voted for their favorites by giving them 3, 2 and 1 vote/point (MVP received 5 points), while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 10, 7, 4 and 1 vote/point per position.The three players with the biggest support of the fans have got 20, 15 and 12 points – They are Norwegian line-player Bjarte Myrhol (4.335 votes), Croatian playmaker from RK Vardar Skopje, Luka Cindric (3.966 votes) and his compatriot Manuel Strlek (3,046 votes).NBSC WORLD HANDBALL LEFT WING 2018?Manuel Strlek (Telekom Veszprem – Croatia) (33%, 3,046 Votes) 12Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Iceland) (32%, 2,963 Votes) 7Uwe Gensheimer (PSG Handball – Germany) (23%, 2,100 Votes) 4Timur Dibirov (RK Vardar Skopje – Russia) (13%, 1,219 Votes) 1Total Voters: 9,328
← Previous Story Perfect 2018 for SG Flensburg – THW Kiel stay in Championship race! Next Story → Brest Bretagne demolished by Metz Handball In a very even final, Vipers Kristiansand defeated Storhamar Handball Elite 31-25 to earn their second Norwegian Cup title after last season’s success.The first half was as tight as it can get. Storhamar Handball Elite was the one taking the lead, but Vipers would come back every time. After 13 minutes, Heidi Løke set a two-goal difference for the first time in the match (4-6), through a 7-meter shot. In the next few minutes, the coached by Ole Gustav Gjeskstad found their pace and were able to tie the match and eventually take the lead (9-8).When Malene Aambark set the equalizer (9-9) at 20:25, Gjekstad called Vipers’ first timeout of the match and instructions seemed to sink in the dressed in pink. Important saves by Katrine Lunde allowed the dressed in pink to run some fastbreaks and, which helped them reach the half time buzzer with a +5 lead as Storhamar were unable to score on the last 20 minutes of the period 14-9.Storhamar were able to shorten the gap at the beginning of the second period, with goals by Elise Skinnehaugen and Betina Riegelhuth, they were only one goal behind after 8 minutes (17-16). But when they seemed to be getting closer to step up and tie the match, they had a few turnovers that allowed Vipers to establish a new difference. After 20 minutes, the team from Kristiansand were leading 27-19.Despite the fact that time was running out to try an epic comeback, Storhamar did not give up on their hopes. Coach Arne Senstad settleed a 3-3 defense that was able to steal some balls and with three minutes left to be played, they saw themselves 28-25. While there was still time to go for the win, a few mistakes in attack prevented them from getting any closer and in the end the match was 31-25 for Vipers.One of Storharmar’s most experienced players, Heidi Løke, was definitely not happy, but stressed that she was proud of the team’s effort: “I had a very good feeling before the match. I knew that Vipers is a very strong team, they’re also playing very good in the Champions League, so we knew that it was going to be very hard but we had prepared very good and I think the first half was very good, not the end of the first half maybe, but in the beginning it was really good. And also on the second half, when we put the defense 4-2, we stressed their players a lot and it was very good that we never gave up; when they get a few goals, is good that we don’t let them get 10 goals, so I’m proud of the team”.Løke believes that once they start playing the EHF Cup matches, the team will see an improvement:“The first match against them this season we didn’t play good at all, the got a lot of goals at the beginning and had the lead the whole match, and we never came back in the match. But today I think it was more exciting, also for the people in the hall and I think it’s good that we never gave up. But I think that when we get more international matches it will be good for the team because we didn’t have many of these matches so it will be good for us, we lost to a better team today”.For Ole Gustav Gjekstad, despite the win, the team still has a few things to improve, but this title gives them confidence looking ahead: “First of all I’m very with the win. I think we have a lot of development to do regarding our game because it’s been a long time since the players have been together, so we just had a few trainings before this match, but I’m happy with the result. The defense on the first half was very good along with the goalkeeper, so then we had some fastbreaks, and that was important and it was the main key to win”.Vipers Kristiansand is now looking forward to a promising participation on the main round of the EHF Champions League, and Gjekstad knows there’s room for improvement: “It’s a long way there, but I think we will improve during the next weeks, we will have more trainings together and we will get better than what we showed today and then I hope that we can reach the quarter finals in the EHFCL, and perhaps even longer, and for the Norwegian League…the goal is to win everything. Heidi LokeOle Gustav GjekstadStormanar Handball EliteVipers Kristiansand
← Previous Story Israel: Memorial comeback by Hapoel Next Story → VIDEO: Super Stas Skube 8.Kristianstad12219343:4115 5.Rhein-Neckar12606363:35112 FC Barcelona Lassa convincingly beat IFK Kristianstad for the second time this year. After 44:25 in Kristianstad, the Spanish champions smashed Swedish 43:26 at “Blaugrana” to come only a point ahead of the first position at the end of Preliminary phase of the VELUX EHF Champions League which will lead directly to quarter-finals.43 – Barcelona: Pérez de Vargas; Tomás (4), R. Entrerríos (3), Ariño (2), Thiagus Petrus, Mem (4), Fabregas (1); Andersson (3), N’Guessan (3), Aleix Gómez (6), Syprzak (6), Dolenec (4, 2p.), Duarte (2), Ilic (5).26 – Kristianstad: Larsson (Kappelin; Hallen, Nilsen (2), Canelles (3), Arnarsson (4), Gudmundsson (3), Halen (5), Einarsson (2), Chrintz (3p), Freiman, Hansson (1) ), Ehn and Nyfjall (3).STANDING: 4.Vive Kielce12705375:36414 1.Barcelona121002420:33820 2.Telekom Veszprem12804346:32716 3.Vardar12714341:33315 7.Montpellier12318322:3457 FC Barcelona LassaIFK Kristianstad 6.Meshkov Brest12318327:3687
Captains of ten clubs participating in the eighth SEHA – Gazprom League season found themselves in the roles of the jury. They have selected the best seven players in the regular part of the season, and considering the competition, their task was not easy at all. Apart from the Best 7, take a look at our MVP, best defensive player and the best coach, all from the perspective of our excellent captains!All chosen players, as well as the coach, come from clubs that earned a place at the final tournament of the 2018/19 season of the SEHA – Gazprom League. That is why we don’t have any doubts that these individuals really are the best. Because of the fantastic competition, the choices were difficult, and it was very close. Here is the BEST 7, coach and MVPGoalkeeper: Dejan Milosavljev (Vardar)Left winger: Timur Dibirov (Vardar)Left back: Petar Djordjic (Meshkov Brest)Centre back: Igor Karacic (Vardar)Right back: Dainis Kristopans (Vardar)Right winger: Zlatko Horvat (PPD Zagreb)Line player: Marin Sipic (Nexe)Coach: Manolo Cadenas (Meshkov Brest)MVP: Zlatko Horvat (PPD Zagreb)Defensive Specialist: Pavel Horak (Meshkov Brest) seha gazprom league ← Previous Story The 7th “Handball is my future” tournament in Bugojno Next Story → Strong PSG Handball put Montpellier on -6!
Ten-minutes explosion in Skopje put RK Vardar eight goals ahead of MOL Pick Szeged 31:23 (14:12). It was 23:21 in 49th minute, when any victory by home team was in question, but then frenetic fans at “Jane Sandanski” made amazing pressure on the Hungarian champions, which lost their heads in the most important moments.RK Vardar goalkeeper Dejan Milosavljev had some important saves (10 in total), while Dainis Kristopans and Igor Karacic was the most important part of the winning squad who is on the good way to reach the third Final4 tournament in a row.This was the last home match in “golden era” of RK Vardar since Sergey Samsonenko announced leaving club at the end of the season.Vardar-Szeged 31-23 (14-12)Vardar: Dainis Kristopans 8, Igor Karacic 8, Stas Skube 6, Timur Dibirov 4, Rogerio Ferreira 3, Ivan Cupic 1, Sergei Gorbok 1.Szeged: Bence Banhidi 5, Jonas Källman 3, Zsolt Balogh 3, Dean Bombac 3, Jorge Maqueda 2, Richard Bodo 2, Stefan Sigurmannsson 2, Mario Sostaric 2, Joan Cañellas 1. RK Vardar ← Previous Story Veselin Vujovic resigns as RK Zeleznicar Nis coach Next Story → VIDEO: About last night in Skopje
Domagoj Duvnjak ← Previous Story Irish Olympic Handball Team to Host Training Camp in Dublin Next Story → EHF CL: Savehof take first points in the season 19/20 Domagoj Duvnjak will stay for two more years at THW Kiel.“This is for me the best club in the world”, said the Croatian super-star who signed contract with the “Zebras” until 2022.Duvnjak came to Kiel in summer 2014. He was named as World Handball Player 2013 by Handball-Planet.com and IHF.Croat has won the EHF Champions League with HSV Handball in 2013. With THW Kiel, he won German Bundesliga twice.Duvnjak is in Germany since 2009. Before he played at RK PPD Zagreb.
ISRAEL WILL NOT return to talks to end the conflict in Gaza while Palestinian militants continue cross-border rocket attacks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.“Israel will not engage in negotiations under fire, and will continue to act in every way to change the current reality and to bring quiet to all of its citizens,” he told a cabinet meeting at the defence ministry in Tel Aviv, his office said.His remarks came as Palestinian negotiators in Cairo threatened to abandon efforts to broker an end to more than a month of bloodshed in Gaza if Israel did not send a team to join the talks by 1300 GMT on Sunday.Shot deadThis morning, an 11-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli troops in a refugee camp in the southern West Bank, relatives and Palestinian medics said.Khalil Mohammed al-Anati had been playing outside his home at one end of Al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of the flashpoint city of Hebron, when an Israeli unit moved into the area, his uncle told AFP.“We don’t know what they (the Israelis) were doing,” said Yussef al-Anati.Khalil was playing in front of the house, then we heard gunfire. The kid was screaming and fell down. He was shot in the back and the bullet exited through his stomach.A medical official confirmed his death.The Israeli military said it was looking into the reports.Israel pulled its team out of the Cairo talks on Friday after it accused Hamas of breaching a three-day ceasefire and rocket fire on southern Israel resumed.Netanyahu said there was no end in sight to the Israeli operation, which began with an air campaign on July 8. Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City Source: .A ground assault launched on July 17 ended when troops pulled out last Tuesday.Israel has retained forces along the Gaza border and carried out scores of air strikes over targets in the Gaza Strip since the 72-hour truce expired on Friday morning.“Operation Protective Edge is continuing, at no stage did we say it was over. The operation will continue until we achieve our objectives – the return of quiet for a prolonged period,” Netanyahu said.“It will take time and we need patience,” he said.Ahead of the cabinet meeting, two hardline ministers called for troops to go back in to Gaza and topple Hamas, the defacto power in the battered Palestinian enclave.“This situation cannot continue,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told reporters.“There is no doubt that the only thing left to do now is to overpower Hamas, clean out the territory and get out as quickly as possible.”Interior Minister Gideon Saar agreed.“What we must do is break the military power of Hamas in Gaza,” he said, without elaborating.- © AFP, 2014Read: Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment >Yesterday: Violence continues in Gaza with 30 air strikes, killing five Palestinians >
I went in thinking my problems were silly, but the staff assured me that no problem was too small. They listened to me and made me feel like I could trust them with everything I said. Testimonials from some of the young people the service dealt with show how much of a difference it made to them, with many commenting on how comfortable it made them feel.Both the staff and the rooms give a sort of ‘homely’ feel and make it easier to talk. Very relaxing. The staff were interested in what I had to say … It was amazing to be listened to. Read the report in full It is a brilliant service, it helped me to get through a very difficult time & make changes that I can use for life. I can’t think of anything I would change. OVER 2,500 YOUNG people used the mental health services of the Jigsaw programme last year.According to the annual report for Headstrong, which runs the programme, the highest proportion of young people engaging with it were 16-17-years old. 57% were female and 43% were male.The service allows young people to drop into one of ten hubs in six counties and speak to a member of the clinical team. There is no charge for the service and GP referral is not required. The most common reason for a young person to present to Jigsaw in 2013 was anxiety, tension or worry. This was followed by anger and family problems.11.5% also said they had thoughts of suicide.The annual report said that 89% of the young people it helped presented with clinical levels of psychological distress with 52% reporting high levels of distress. However the majority of 17-25-year-olds showed a reliable reduction in distress after receiving support.As part of the service, young people are encouraged to set goals, with most centred around emotional or mood regulation and behaviour self-management. My life has changed since coming here. If it wasn’t for you’s I wouldn’t be here.Dr Tony Bates, Founding Director said the programme works for these young people because they are listened to.“These young people are the experts in their lives.” he said. “They guide us and their outlook, which is as yet unclouded, actually models how to work creatively in partnership.”“Our young people deserve to be heard in a space that’s safe, local and youth friendly. And every community needs help to support our young people’s mental health and every system designed for our young people needs to be strengthened. It’s plain and it’s simple.” Information on your local Jigsaw hub can be found on the websiteYou can also contact Samaritans on 116 123 or email email@example.com Read: 91 children known to HSE died in four years – one quarter by suicide>Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn’t fit into a sanitised sound bite>
Updated 10.50 pmTHE IRISH WOMAN who is facing charges in Australia for concealing the birth and death of her child has been given permission to return home.A Perth court ruled today that the 25-year-old backpacker can come back to Ireland as she waits for legal proceedings to get underway in Western Australia.According to ABC News, Australian law requires all births to be reported, even if the baby dies of natural causes.It is understood the woman gave birth in the small and sparsely populated town of Halls Creek in the Outback in May.She had not realised she was pregnant and did not tell anybody what had happened for a number of days. When her friends found out, they reportedly brought her to hospital where members of staff told police. She was subsequently charged with concealing the birth of a child.Lawyers for the woman today argued that she needed to be with her family for support and the court agreed to return her passport.The charge, which police said they have no intention of changing, could mean a two-year prison sentence.Police also opposed allowing the woman to return home but the judge said there were “serious concerns” for her welfare if she did not have her family close by. Chief Magistrate Steven Heath also noted there was no chance of another offence.Australia has extradition arrangements with Ireland, so the question of her returning for the October hearing was not of much concern to the magistrate.The court released her on bail of $5,000 bail. She is also required to pay a $1,000 cash deposit.Speaking to ABC when the case first came to light, the Western Australian Criminal Lawyers Association President said it was unusual and added that police had some flexibility to show leniency.“The police need to ask themselves two questions before they charge someone: first, is there a reasonable prospect of conviction; and second, is it in the public interest for us to charge them – and that requires them to weigh up a whole degree of factors,” she said.First published 10.50 pmMore: Irish backpacker charged with covering up death of newborn in Australian outbackRead: Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online
Fianna Fàil is looking for a dedicated social media officer pic.twitter.com/9sYo2op7ZD— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) August 15, 2014 Source: Hugh O’Connell/Twitter WHAT’S THE STORY?1. TWO gardai, members of the Traffic Corps who were on motorbikes, were injured this morning in a crash with a car. They are being treated at Sligo General Hospital. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland2. THE biggest study ever of its kind – of five million people in the UK – has confirmed a link between obesity and cancer. It claims that there are around 12,000 obesity-related cancers per year there. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland3. BE careful what you bring into the gardai to have a look at. Trim Garda station in Co Meath had to be evacuated last night after a member of the public brought in a WWI/War of Independence-era artillery shell – and it turned out to be viable. Source: Abulic Monkey/Flickr/Creative Commons4. CARDINAL Seán Brady has proffered his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland – as required under canon law as he turns 75 tomorrow. He is a controversial figure in the Irish Roman Catholic hierarchy since allegations emerged that he failed to protect children from paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland5. FANCY a job getting the LOLs and ‘likes’ for Fianna Fáil? The party is trying to hire a dedicated social media officer – with the next general election in mind, no doubt. Catch up on all of today’s news>
Police in riot gear prepare to take up positions yesterday. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesMISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew yesterday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.The curfew is due to be reviewed later today, but will run until 5am local time.Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state would not allow a handful of looters to endanger the community.A couple hundred defiant protesters remained in Ferguson early Sunday morning after the midnight curfew took effect.Hundreds of other protesters left peacefully before the curfew deadline took effect.Protesters Remaining protesters mingled, chanted and taunted police, some shouting that they would not abide the curfew.Some stood with their hands up, the emblematic pose used by many protesters to characterise the position witness have said 18-year-old Michael Brown had assumed when he was fatally shot.Police dressed in riot gear kept their distance.Tensions in Ferguson flared late Friday after police released the name of the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown and documents alleging Brown robbed a store before he died. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a news conference. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesInvestigation Nixon also said the U.S. Department of Justice is beefing up its investigation of the shooting.Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, who is in charge of security in Ferguson, said there were 40 FBI agents going door-to-door talking to people who might have seen or have information about the shooting.Nixon and Johnson spoke at a church in Ferguson, where they were interrupted repeatedly by people demanding justice and objecting to the curfew. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesBrown’s death had already ignited several days of clashes with furious protesters. Tensions eased Thursday after Nixon turned oversight of the protests over to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Gone were the police in riot gear and armored vehicles, replaced by the new patrol commander who personally walked through the streets with demonstrators. But Friday night marked a resurgence of unrest.Local officers faced strong criticism earlier in the week for their use of tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters. Johnson said one tear gas canister was deployed Friday night after the group of rioters became unruly. People protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesPoliceThe officer who killed Brown was identified as 28-year-old Darren Wilson, a six-year police veteran who had no previous complaints filed against him.The Ferguson Police Department has refused to say anything about Wilson’s whereabouts, and Associated Press reporters were unable to contact him at any addresses or phone numbers listed under that name in the St. Louis area.Wilson has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said it could be weeks before the investigation wraps up.St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley asked Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Friday to take over the case, saying he did not believe McCulloch could be objective. Koster said Missouri law does not allow it unless McCulloch opts out, and McCulloch spokesman Ed Magee said the prosecutor has no plans to surrender the case.Read: Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect>