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Sports Wrap: Virat Kohli reaches another milestone, Shah Rukh Khan grateful to Kolkata and more

first_imgVirat Kohli breaches 900-run mark in an IPL seasonVirat Kohli is not done with milestones and records in this season ofIndian Premier League as he becomes the first player to cross 900-runmark in a single edition.  Thank you Kolkata, says proud Shah Rukh Khan after KKR reach playoffs Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to thank the Kolkata fans after his team stormed into the playoffs of Indian Premier League 2016.Gautam Gambhir lauds Yusuf Pathan after Kolkata Knight Riders storm into playoffsYusuf Pathan slammed an unbeaten 34-ball 52 in KKR’s do-or-die clashagainst Sunrisers Hyderabad to help his team sail into the IndianPremier League 2016 playoffs. Privileged to be sharing a dressing room with Virat Kohli: Lokesh Rahul Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper Lokesh Rahul said he has beenlearning a lot about the game from his skipper Virat Kohli, who hasshattered quite a few batting records in Indian Premier League 2016. Nick Kyrgios lights up damp first day at French Open Kyrgios let his racket do the talking on a damp day and defeated Italian debutant Marco Cecchianto 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 on Sunday.last_img read more


first_imgThe blizzard that struck southern Iowa and Nebraska Sunday kept state troopers busy.The Iowa State Patrol says they responded to 93 crashes and helped 131 motorists in an 18 hour period beginning at 6am Sunday.The National Weather Service says the storm dumped 17 inches on Oskaloosa in south-central Iowa.Flights out of O’Hare Airport in Chicago were cancelled this morning as two inches of snow fell per hour in the Windy City.That affected morning flights to Sioux City and Dallas.In Nebraska, the state patrol responded to 20 crashes and helped 70 other motorists whose vehicles slid off the road or became stranded.The heaviest Nebraska snow Sunday was in Tecumseh, where they had 9 inches.Photos by Nebraska State Patrollast_img read more

Wont be intimidated will keep asking hard questions Cong on Shivakumars arrest

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress hit out at the BJP-led Centre on Wednesday over D K Shivakumar’s arrest, asserting the opposition party will not be intimidated by the “politics of persecution” and continue to pose “hard questions” to the government. It also said the 96 days of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s second term are characterised by three words — “tyranny, chaos and anarchy”. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari cited economic slowdown, “undeclared emergency” in Kashmir and the situation in Assam following the publication of the updated final NRC, to claim there has been a “complete breakdown of governance” in the Narendra Modi government’s second term. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ At a press conference, he alleged in order to cover up this complete breakdown of governance, continued “persecution” of opposition leaders was being carried out and the arrest of Shivakumar is the latest in a series of “continued political vendetta”. “D K Shivakumar’s only crime was that he provided protection to those Congress MLAs of Gujarat who were being poached by the NDA-BJP during the Rajya Sabha elections,” Tewari said. The Enforcement Directorate arrested Shivakumar in the national capital on Tuesday in connection with a money-laundering case after grilling the Congress’ Karnataka troubleshooter repeatedly over the past few days. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “Has there been any conviction of any opposition leaders in the last five years? For the last five years, this politics of persecution has been carried on relentlessly against opposition leaders of every shade and hue,” he said. Tewari said the reason that there has not been a single conviction by any court of law is that there is a difference between persecution and prosecution. “Persecution only requires misuse and abuse of state instruments. When the lawyers of the government plead for custodial interrogation in the courts of law, it is a euphemism for physical, mental and emotional torture of their political opponents,” he said. “What you have been witnessing in the last five years is not unbiased, neutral prosecution but subjective, arbitrary and whimsical persecution being carried out by investigating agencies at the behest of their political masters,” Tewari told reporters. The Indian National Congress is not going to be cowed down and it is not going to be intimidated. As the premier political party of the country, it will continue to ask the “hard questions”, the party spokesperson said. “We will continue to demand answers, we will continue to agitate and we will continue to keep democracy alive in this country. We will not allow democracy to be stifled through intimidation being perpetrated by the NDA-BJP government,” Tewari said.last_img read more

Saudi on track to restore third of lost oil output experts

first_imgRiyadh: Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, is expected to restore Monday at least a third of the production lost to weekend attacks on two major oil facilities, according to experts and reports. The Saturday strikes on national energy giant Aramco’s Abqaiq processing plant and Khurais oil field knocked 5.7 million barrels per day (bpd) off production, over half of the OPEC kingpin’s output, sending shockwaves through markets. Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said Sunday the kingdom would use its vast inventories to partially compensate for the lost production, and the US also authorised the release of its reserves. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US But oil prices saw a record surge on Monday, with key contracts more than 10 percent higher as finger-pointing at Iran fuelled fresh geopolitical fears. The Energy Intelligence specialist newsletter cited industry sources as saying Aramco was “close to restoring as much as 40 percent” of the lost production, or about 2.3 million bpd. The Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with the damage estimates as saying the hit facilities would take weeks to return to full production capacity. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls However, one of its sources told the newspaper: “We should be able to have two million barrels a day back online… by tomorrow (Monday).” Industry consultant Energy Aspects also estimated the country would be able to restore almost half the lost production as early as Monday. Aramco said Saturday it would provide an update within two days, and all eyes are on official word on the state of play, which could offer reassurance to jittery markets. A report by Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television said Monday however that Aramco was ready to restart the Khurais plant, which handles 1.5 million bpd. Saudi Arabia pumps 9.9 million bpd, almost 10 percent of global demand, of which seven million bpd is destined for export. The kingdom also has a spare capacity of around two million bpd that it can draw on at times of crisis. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Huthi rebels have claimed responsibility for Saturday’s strikes, one of the most destructive attacks on Saudi oil facilities, but the kingdom has not yet officially accused any side. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed the finger squarely at Tehran, saying there was no evidence the “unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply” was launched from Yemen. US President Donald Trump has raised the possibility of military retaliation, saying Sunday that Washignton was “locked and loaded” to respond to the attack. Tehran denies the accusations but the news revived fears of direct conflict after a series of attacks on oil tankers in sensitive Gulf waters earlier this year that were also blamed on Iran.last_img read more

The blur that was Justin Biebers rise to superstardom

first_imgJustin Bieber, seen at left, announced his engagement to model Hailey Baldwin, seen at right, in the summer of 2018. (Canadian Press/AP) Login/Register With: Advertisement Usher told CBC Radio’s q that Justin Bieber is a natural star performer.(Chris Pizzello/AP) What’s next for Bieber appears to be his wedding, as the singer confirmed his engagement to American model Hailey Baldwin this past summer. (Some reports suggest the couple may have a marriage licence already.) Advertisement But before the marriage proposal, before the tattoos, before the legal issues, before his pet monkey became the property of Germany, Bieber was an up-and-coming pop star and the world did not yet know every detail of his life story.‘He just had it’Born in southwestern Ontario in 1994, Bieber showed musical talent from a young age and took music lessons when he was growing up.As he got older, Bieber did some busking on the streets of Stratford, Ont., his hometown, which is about a two-hour drive from Toronto. At just 24 years of age, Justin Bieber has accomplished a lot.He’s sold millions of records and toured the globe. His videos have racked up billions of views on YouTube.center_img Facebook Justin Bieber rose to fame as a teenager, after a video of him performing got noticed in the U.S. (Powers Imagery/Invision/AP) His mom put a video online of her son performing, which got him noticed by manager Scooter Braun. Braun then brought him to the attention of Usher, a Grammy Award-winning American pop star and former teen idol himself.“When I met him, I knew that this kid was forced to be successful. He is such a star, naturally,” Usher told CBC Radio’s q in a 2010 interview. “He just had it.”Bieber was signed to a record deal the year he turned 14. And he moved to the U.S. to pursue his career in music. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Nielsens top programs for Dec 1723

first_imgPrime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 17-23. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NFL Sunday Night Football: Kansas City at Seattle, NBC, 19.6 million.2. NFL Regular Season: New Orleans at Charlotte, ESPN, 13.3 million.3. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-kick,” NBC, 12.6 million.4. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 12 million.5. “Fox NFL Sunday Post-Game,” Fox, 10.3 million.6. “The Voice (Tuesday),” NBC, 9.9 million.7. “The Voice (Monday),” NBC 9.5 million.8. “Thursday Night Football: Baltimore at Los Angeles Chargers,” NFL Network, 8.2 million.9. “Football Night in America,” NBC. 8.1 million.10. “Survivor,” CBS, 7.7 million.11. “The Voice (Tuesday),” NBC, 7.2 million.12. “NCIS,” CBS, 7.1 million.13. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7 million.14. “Madam Secretary,” CBS, 6.6 million.15. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.57 million.16. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.4 million.17. “America’s Got Talent: Holiday,” NBC, 6.2 million.18. Thursday Night Football: Washington at Tennessee, NFL Network, 6.19 million.19. “The Neighborhood,” CBS, 6.1 million.20. “Thursday Night Football Pre-kick,” NFL Network, 5.6 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Village of Rycroft remains on a boil water advisory

first_imgRYCROFT, AB – Alberta Health Services Declares that a Boil Water Advisory is in effect for the Village of Rycroft.The Advisory was issued March 1st, 2019 at 10:45 amBring your water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to using it for domestic purposes, including drinking, making infant formula and juices, brushing teeth, washing raw foods and making ice. The Village of Rycroft shares on their FB Page, “In response to questions about availability of water at Yanshewski’s … the potable and non-potable water will be available until 8:00 pm Friday evening. Arrangements will be made for Satruday and will be announced.”To view the FB Page; CLICK HERE This advisory is being issued as a precautionary measure until the safety of the water can be assured.Water should be boiled until further notice.For more information please Link Alberta – 811or your local Environmental Public Health Centrelast_img read more

Air Canada grounds its Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1

MONTREAL — Air Canada says it intends to remove its grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets from service until at least July 1 in order to provide more certainty for passengers that wish to book flights in the coming months.Airlines around the world have been working to redeploy their fleets since their Max 8s were grounded last week following the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed all 157 people on board, including 18 Canadians.Air Canada says it has now adjusted its schedule through to April 30 to cover 98 per cent of its planned flights.It is also updating its May schedule to re-accommodate customers and optimize its fleet.Air Canada says it has taken several steps to adjust for grounded Max 8s, which represent about six per cent of its total fleet capacity.Among other things, it has substituted different aircraft in its fleet, chartered flights or leased aircraft from Air Transat, suspended some routes temporarily, and adjusted its rebooking policy for affected customers. Companies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSX:TRZ)The Canadian Press read more

Exxon says proposed 25billion LNG project in BC could create 6000 jobs

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Exxon says proposed $25-billion LNG project in B.C. could create 6,000 jobs by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 12, 2015 12:55 pm MDT VICTORIA – Texas-based energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp., has submitted plans to develop what could be a $25-billion liquefied natural gas project near Prince Rupert on British Columbia’s north coast.Exxon and its Canadian partner, Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSE:IMO), outlined a strategy for West Coast Canada LNG, or WCC LNG, in a 141-page report to the provincial government’s Environmental Assessment Office.Exxon said in the report that it considered eight potential export facility sites in the Kitimat and Prince Rupert areas before deciding to locate at Tuck Inlet, which has a deep-water shipping area and is within easy access to marine transport routes.“(The) WCC LNG project will leverage the extensive expertise of both Exxon Mobil and Imperial to develop the project resource in a safe and environmentally responsible manner that integrates community engagement into every aspect of the business,” the report said.It said Exxon has 40 years of experience developing LNG projects in Qatar, Indonesia and New Guinea and now wants to develop one in Canada.“WCC LNG project believes that Canada and B.C. are well positioned to further grow domestic gas production and provide globally competitive and sustainable LNG exports to attractive Asian and global markets.”The report comes as world oil and gas prices are falling and other major LNG developers, including Malaysian state-owned Petronas, put their B.C. LNG export facility plans on hold. Petronas recently said it supports B.C.’s recent environmental and tax rules governing LNG, but is taking more time to review its bottom line before making a final investment decision.Exxon said if it decides to go ahead with the WCC LNG project, construction will start in two years and the plant expected to be in operation by 2024. It said between 1,000 and 6,000 construction jobs could be created.B.C.’s Natural Gas Development Ministry called Exxon’s submission of its project description to the Environmental Assessment Office a major step forward.The province has formally requested that its environmental assessment process be permitted as a substitute for federal Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s review process.The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act requires federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq to approve the substitution request. The federal agency is seeking public comments until Feb. 2 on the project and its potential effects on the environment.Eighteen LNG project proposals are currently underway in B.C., but investors have yet to make one final investment decision.The B.C. government has pinned much of the province’s economic future on LNG exports, saying the projects are equivalent to Alberta’s oil sands in terms of jobs and revenue generation. The government says LNG could create up to 100,000 jobs and produce hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue.Last week, Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman came close to guaranteeing in an editorial that 2015 would see LNG companies deciding to proceed with B.C. projects.The province’s jobs plan, introduced in 2011, called for one LNG plant in 2015 and three in operation by 2020. read more

Security Council paves way for possible intervention force in northern Mali

In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body called on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to provide, at once, military and security planners to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU) and other partners to help frame a response to a request by Mali’s transitional authorities for such a force, and to report back within 45 days.Upon receipt of the report, and acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Council said it was ready “to respond to the request of the Transitional authorities of Mali regarding an international military force assisting the Malian Armed Forces in recovering the occupied regions in the north of Mali.”Chapter VII of the Charter allows the Council to use force in the face of a threat to peace or aggression, taking “such action by air, sea, or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security,” including blockades and other operations by the forces of Member States.In August, the Council urged ECOWAS, in cooperation with the transitional authorities, the AU Commission and regional countries, to prepare detailed proposals for a stabilization force to restore the territorial integrity of the country.Fighting between Malian Government forces and Tuareg rebels broke out in the country’s north in January. The instability and insecurity resulting from the renewed clashes, as well as the proliferation of armed groups in the region, drought and political instability in the wake of a military coup d’état in March, have driven 500,000 Malians from their homes, 270,000 of them to neighbouring countries.In addition, Islamist militants currently control the country’s north and have imposed strict Sharia law, including amputation of limbs as punishment.The Council called on Malian rebel groups to cut off all ties to terrorist organizations, notably Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and affiliated groups, and expressed its readiness to adopt targeted sanctions against those groups which do not do so. It also urged the Transitional authorities, rebels and other legitimate representatives of the local population in the northern Mali to engage, as soon as possible, in credible negotiations to seek a sustainable political solution in conformity with the country’s unity, and demanded that all groups in the north cease all human rights violations such as attacks against civilians, sexual violence, recruitments of child soldiers and forced displacements.Today’s Council resolution reiterated “grave concern” at the continuing deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in the north of Mali, the increasing entrenchment of terrorist elements including AQIM, affiliated groups and other extremist groups, and its consequences for the countries of the Sahel and beyond.In addition, it strongly condemned the abuses of human rights committed “by armed rebels, terrorist and other extremist groups, including violence against its civilians, notably women and children, killings, hostage-taking, pillaging, theft, destruction of cultural and religious sites and recruitment of child soldiers,” and stressed that some of these acts might amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. read more

Shane Battier Says Dukies Always Have Two Brackets

Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. This week’s show (March 11, 2016) was recorded in front of a live audience at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Neil Paine donned his Stat Man cape once again to lead a lesson about whether box score statistics in the NBA are outdated. Shane Battier, former NBA player and Duke legend, stopped by to talk about March Madness, how he picks a bracket, and why Duke players weren’t obsessed over what seed the team was assigned in the tournament when he was in school. Then we talked to Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, about whether the Rockets’ struggles this season have pushed him to re-evaluate his team-building strategy. Plus, a significant digit on 17-year-old Mallory Pugh, who is emerging as a star for the U.S. Women’s National Team.Stream the episode by clicking the play button above, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to. read more

Man chopped off his toe in Wilko – then ate it in

first_imgA police spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to a shop in Haymarket, Sheffield, at around 11.10am on Sunday, October 30 following reports of concern for a man inside the premises.“Upon officer arrival, the man was taken to hospital with injuries to his foot, where he remains.“There are not believed to be any other parties involved. The incident is not being investigated as a crime.” A bystander dialled 999, and the man was taken to hospital be emergency services to receive treatment for his injuries.One eyewitness told the Sheffield Star:  “A man went into Wilkinson’s Haymarket, went upstairs to the electrical aisle, picked up some bolt cutters, chopped his big toe off and stood eating it. “The aisle was taped off until police and forensics went.” The store where the incident took place.Credit:Google Shoppers in a branch of Wilkinson’s were shocked when a man entered the store on Sunday morning and horrifically mutilated himself with a tool he’d picked up from a shelf.According to witnesses the man, who has not been named, entered the store on Sheffield’s Haymarket shopping street, then climbed the stairs to the first floor.Once there he found the electrical aisle where there was a pair of bolt cutters. He used them to cut off one of his toes, which he put into his mouth.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Wilkolast_img read more

300000 bail for man accused of raping school girl

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBus conductor committed to stand trial in High Court for rapeNovember 26, 2018In “Court”Mocha Arcadia man arraigned for raping minor; placed on $300,000 bailSeptember 4, 2018In “Court”Former media worker gets 25 years jail – jury finds him guilty of raping 13-year-old girlFebruary 25, 2016In “Crime” A 21-year-old man made his appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday and stood before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan where he was not required to plead to a charge of rape allegedly committed on a 15-year-old school girl.Mario Bruce is accused of engaging in sexual penetration with the child between August 21 and 22, 2018, at Princes Street, Werk-en-Rust.However, Bruce was granted his pretrial liberty in the sum of $300,000 and the matter was adjourned to November 12. read more

Hitachi and CSIRO seal ties with RD and social innovation pact

first_imgHitachi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) aimed at cooperating in areas of research and development and social innovation.Examples of potential cooperation identified in the MoU include research and development activities in the fields of autonomous systems, digital twins, material tracking, urban systems, security, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, and IoT sensing across primary industries.Anand Singh, Executive Director and Director of Operations Hitachi Australia, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with CSIRO as we continue to invest our efforts in introducing technologies and systems across Australia that will impact social wellbeing. This partnership will also enable collaborative efforts with a variety of different stakeholders who are in alliance with CSIRO from different industries and academia.”The MoU was executed by Atsushi Konishi, Managing Director of Hitachi Australia, and Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of CSIRO, on November 19. This coincided with the return of the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Sydney. The forum looked into developments around big data analytics, digitalisation, smart cities and automation.last_img read more

Thierry Omeyer at 3rd International Handball Goalkeepers Camp in Makarska

← Previous Story Dalibor Doder is out for 6 weeks! Next Story → Poland: Vive Kielce wins in last match of regular season Handball Campshandball goalkeepers campThierry Omeyer One of the best World’s goalkeepers, Thierry Omeyer will be a part of the TOP handball project – 3rd International Handball Goalkeepers Camp in Makarska (Croatia). Fantastic Frenchmen has been already in Croatia two years ago on the first edition of the most serious Camp for individual work with goalkeepers in Europe. He will join a TOP quality team of coaches and goalkeepers which is consisted from important names as Mirko Alilovic, Nikola Blazicko, Dragan Jerkovic, Mirko Basic, Vladimir Vujovic. Work is supported by Faculty of Sports in Split and Nenad Rogulj, Ph.D and Nikola Foretic.Young goalkeepers from all over the World have still time to apply and come to Makarska. read more

7 DAYS TO SERBIA 2013 Spain and Czech Republic on friendlies in

← Previous Story ASOBAL (Round 12): BM Cangas rescues point against Ademar Leon Next Story → Strong France beat Tunisia 32:18 – Japan and Romania at friendly tournament Denmark A, Denmark B, Spain and Czech Republic have the only wish to get prepared better for the upcoming World’s Championship 2013 in Serbia. Friendly tournament in Holstebro, Aarhus and Silkeborg will show the current form of three national teams who will compete with other teams for the world’s crown from December 6 to December 22 in four Serbian cities.November 29Czech Republic – Spain (18:00) SilkeborgDenmark – Denmark B (20:00) SilkeborgNovember 30Denmark B – Spain (15:00) HolstebroDenmark – Czech Republic (17:10) HolstebroDecember 1Czech Republic- Denmark B (15:00) AarhusSpain- Denmark (17:10) Aarhus. handball serbia 2013serbia 2013wwch 2013 in serbia read more

EHF CL TOP 10 SCORERS Hansen on 100 Ilic losing trophy

EHF Champions LeagueMikkel Hansen It seems that last two years the winner of the EHF Champions League “Golden Ball”, Momir Ilić, will have to hand trophy to some of his rivals from the past. The Serbian bomber scored only 71 goals in 13 matches, which put him on position No.9, even 29 goals less than the leader Mikkel Hansen, who netted exactly 100 goals until now.EHF CL TOP 10 SCORERS:1. Hansen Mikkel (DEN) 100 – Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)2. Lazarov Kiril (MKD) 92 – FC Barcelona Lassa (ESP)3. Bombac Dean (SLO) 88 – MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)4. Djukic Darko (SRB) 80 – Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu (TUR)5. Pukhouski Barys (BLR) 76 – HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR)6. Döne Ramazan (TUR) 74 – Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu (TUR)Karabatic Nikola (FRA) 74 – Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)8. Stojkovic Rastko (SRB) 73 – HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)9. Bozovic Janko (AUT) 71 – HC Metalurg (MKD)Ilic Momir (SRB) 71 – MVM Veszpr’m (HUN) ← Previous Story EHF CL BEST 7 – ROUND 13: Veszprem right side, Balkan guys… Next Story → Two handball players died in Turkey read more

Heineken Cup agreement set to continue without English clubs

first_imgTHE IRFU HAS joined the Welsh, Scottish, Italian and, crucially, French rugby unions in reconfirming that there will be an ERC-run European rugby competition in 2014/15 involving 20 teams, no matter how many countries are involved.English clubs’ plans to breakaway from the Heineken Cup to form the new Rugby Champions Cup now look in tatters, due to the fact that the PRL [Premiership Rugby Ltd.] was counting on the French and Welsh clubs to support their new competition. Tough times may lie ahead for the English clubs if they choose to remain on the outside.FFR [Fédération Française de Rugby] president Pierre Camou has been a key player in trying to influence a turnaround from the French clubs, whose umbrella group LNR have yet to formally pledge their allegiance to the ERC Accord.Camou’s insistence that the Top 14 clubs had absolutely no right to breakaway from the ERC was backed up by a reported €2 million pay-off to each of the French clubs in exchange for their agreement to remain in the Heineken Cup.Should a complete French u-turn come about, it will come as a huge relief to the IRFU and the four Irish provinces, who have strong financial and emotional dependence on the Heineken Cup. Irish rugby’s governing body has been calm and private throughout the recent months, preferring to do their negotiations outside of the media glare.The statement from the IRFU this evening read: A meeting was held in Dublin today (21 Nov) attended by FFR, FIR, IRFU, SRU and WRU to discuss the on-going issues surrounding European club competitions.All five Unions believe that it is critical to the interests of the game in Europe that the Unions are at the heart of the governance of cross-border club competitions given that rugby in each country is organised in a pyramidical structure.Clubs, provinces and regional organisations form an integral part of the development of the game throughout this structure, from grassroots to the international game.  Cross-border club competitions must not conflict with the development of the sport in Europe by Unions, this being in the best interest of players, spectators and the sport in general. The statement continues to reiterate that all five unions present at the meetings in Dublin today have reconfirmed their agreement on competition formats and financial distribution formula previously agreed by the six Unions who attended the mediated meeting in Dublin in October.There was also insistence that the ERC [European Rugby Cup] will remain in charge of the centralised sale and management of all commercial rights, amongst other things. There was, however, an admission that discussions over governance will be pursued in order to optimise the internal functioning of the existing organization [currently named ERC].Analysis: Ireland must cut out the defensive failings against All BlacksWhat Munster stadiums could be included in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?last_img read more

13 people who really should have thought their decisions through

first_img7. So we SURF, but not on water, on the roof. How could this be a bad idea?8. Got it! I’ll just balance on a skateboard on a pole. Be grand9. How could proposing on a sea rock NOT be romantic?10. No no wait, how about starting a fight with a deer. In what world would this not end in my favour?11. So listen up. We throw a shaken bottle of Coke and reap the rewards Source: Imgur12. I’m going down the up escalator because that’s just magic you sheep obviously haven’t discovered13. Planking on a moving door. InspiredAll silly life choices taken from the excellent subreddit whatcouldgowrong.12 people who’ve got some serious explaining to do>Here’s how NOT to open a champagne bottle with a sword> SERIOUSLY. WHAT COULD go wrong?1. What if I just whoosh these up the factory real quick?2. Run across some molten ash? Can’t see any possible problem with that3. Holding a whisk by my head? I DEFY you to find a downside to this4. Put a firecracker under this bowl? Seems to be a sound decision5. I mean, what other way would I get on this waterlogged swing?6. Hey, I’m just going to jump kick this machine because my crisps are stuck. Surely nothing could go wronglast_img read more

Monster Hunter World Open Beta Starts Next Weekend

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Last weekend, Capcom held a private beta for Monster Hunter World on PS4. The beta did a great job of giving PS4 owners subscribed to PlayStation Plus a taste of what to expect. Thankfully, that wasn’t the only beta Capcom planned to hold. Starting next weekend, an open beta is being held for anyone who owns a PS4. If you missed out on the private beta, you’re not going to want to miss out on this one.Sharpen your Hammers! The #MHWorld Beta starts on Dec 22nd for ALL PS4 players!— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) December 15, 2017PS4 users can preload the open beta starting on December 18. Those who participated in the PS Plus Beta last weekend can use the same client to play the upcoming beta.Below are the start and end times:Start Time: December 22 at 9:00 a.m. PST / 12:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. GMT / 6:00 p.m. CETEnd Time: December 26 at 9:00 a.m. PST / 12:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. GMT / 6:00 p.m. CETI didn’t get a chance to play the private beta on account of being at PlayStation Experience last weekend so I’m pretty stoked about this upcoming one. The open beta hits at a great time considering that many will have time off for Christmas.As I said in my impressions piece, I believe Monster Hunter World has the potential to reach a broader audience. While Monster Hunter is a celebrated series, it was only ever for a small group of gamers. The games’ presentation and controls always left much to be desired. I’ve never been a fan of the series due to these issues, but Monster Hunter World has completely won me over. I’m very much looking forward to taking down huge monsters with my friends on PS4.Monster Hunter World releases on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26, 2018. The game will land on PC as well, but at a later date.center_img ‘God Eater 3’ on Switch Brings Franchise Back to Its RootsHands-On: ‘Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’ Beta Left Us Hung… last_img read more