Ancelotti ‘thrilled’ by Serie A return with Napoli

first_imgNapoli Ancelotti ‘thrilled’ by Serie A return with Napoli Ben Spratt 14:59 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) CarloAncelotti - cropped Getty Images Napoli Carlo Ancelotti Serie A The former Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain boss is delighted to have been given an opportunity to coach at “one of the greatest teams in Italy” Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his delight to be returning to Serie A and joining Napoli, hailing them as one of Italy’s “greatest teams”.The former AC Milan coach has been out of the game since leaving Bayern Munich last September, but he replaced Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday after Napoli were beaten to the Scudetto by Juventus.Ancelotti, who won the Serie A title once as Milan coach, is hopeful that his “knowledge and experience” can help Napoli topple seven-time defending champions Juve. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I’m very happy to return to my country and to one of the greatest teams in Italy,” he said in a statement on his official website.”We come to compete and give Napoli all our knowledge and experience. We are thrilled by this challenge and to open a new stage in football.”I want to thank the president for trusting me in a project that I love and for the chance to get to know one of the best clubs in Italy. To the fans, I say that we will work hard and very professionally to reach our goals that we all want.”I hope we can all enjoy this together.”Ancelotti had been linked with a return to Milan and the Italy national team job before arriving at Napoli in place of Sarri, who is reportedly be set for a move to Chelsea.last_img read more

10 months agoVan Dijk appreciates ‘bond’ with Liverpool fans

first_imgVan Dijk appreciates ‘bond’ with Liverpool fansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he feels a close “bond” with the fans.Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Reds agreeing a record-breaking £75million deal with Southampton for the Dutch centre-back.“I definitely feel the bond we have with the supporters,” he told“It’s about being normal. We’re not better than anyone else. We are all human beings and the manager is also putting that out as well.“He has been loved by everyone and I think it is because he has been himself. As a player, he will give you his honest opinion and be straight with you. It’s who he is.“I’m obviously aware of my song the fans have created for me. It’s brilliant. Like everyone else, I first saw it on Twitter. Now I’ve heard it in the last few games.“It means a lot to me and to have such a great song already is fantastic. It’s recognition of how things have been going and I am very proud to have a song. I can’t tell you how great it is to hear my name being sung in the stadium.“I have a good relationship with the fans and I see their comments on social media from time to time. For a club like Liverpool, you need to give your blood, sweat and tears on the pitch and if you do that then I think you will be adored because you’ve done everything possible to win the game.“It feels like it is an exciting time at Liverpool. Since I have been here, I have had some fantastic moments with this team.“With the help of all my team-mates, the staff and the fans, I believe it can only get better and hopefully we are going to achieve amazing things with the group for all the fans supporting us throughout the world.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Tom Herman’s Wife Sets Twitter On Fire After Peach Bowl Win

first_imgTexas head coach tom herman watches during the sugar bowlNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns looks on during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Houston coach Tom Herman may be the hottest coaching commodity in the country after leading the Cougars to an upset victory over Florida State in the Peach Bowl on Thursday, but his wife Michelle might have attracted her own set of suitors after the contest. Michelle Herman’s Twitter mentions skyrocketed after she was shown live on ESPN.There are thousands of tweets – you can guess why.Mrs. Tom Herman— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) December 31, 2015If Tom Herman’s wife cheated on me I would apologize to her— BMOC (@TailgateC9) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife is proof he can recruit. Hubba hubba— Brandon #GoBucks (@fierybuckeye) December 31, 2015Y’all see Tom Herman’s wife? Lawd have mercy— Max Thompson (@itsmaxthompson) December 31, 2015Did @UHouston name their mascot after Head Coach Tom Herman’s wife? Daaang!!! #Cougars @ESPNCFB— Kacey Brown (@KaceBrown) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife….straight up hottie.— Matt (@gatriguy) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife. It’s fair to say the man is winning both on and off the field.— Donny (@DonnyTello50) December 31, 2015Lol Tom Herman’s wife finna break twitter. You guys make me laugh.— Chad (@ChadSpringer) December 31, 2015Life isn’t so bad for Tom Herman right now.last_img read more

Brian Kelly Reveals Injury Update For Julian Love

first_imgAn extreme closeup of Brian Kelly wearing a Notre Dame hat and a head set.CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches his team play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon the College Football Playoff kicked off with a match-up between No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. After two quarters of play, the Tigers have proved they’re the better team – at least so far.Clemson holds a 23-3 advantage at the half, thanks to a late touchdown drive from freshman sensation Trevor Lawrence, who led the Tigers over 70 yards in under 20 seconds.The Fighting Irish have been battling injuries all game, but one is making a huge difference in the game. Star corner Julian Love left the game in the first quarter and Clemson has gone after his replacement, Donte Vaughn, frequently – and with great success.ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi met up with Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly to get the latest on Love. He’s out with a head injury.Brian Kelly tells ESPN it’s a head injury for Julian Love.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 29, 2018It’s a huge loss for Notre Dame. Love is one of the best corners in the country and his absence on the field has been felt severely on the defensive side of the ball.last_img read more

EUROGATE Wilhelmshaven to Add 50 Pct More Workers

first_imgzoom European container terminal operator EUROGATE plans to increase its labour force at Germany’s deep-water port of Wilhelmshaven by 50 percent.“The extensive recruitment programme foresees increasing the number of employees at EUROGATE’s Wilhelmshaven location from 400 at present to 600 as part of an agenda for the future,” the company said.The need for more workforce stems from sustained growth in monthly container throughput that doubled since May as two major alliances, 2M and Ocean Alliance, started calling at the container terminal in Wilhelmshaven.“The major alliances with their largest container ships in the world mean higher handling volumes at the seaports, which terminal operators need to be able to clear quickly and efficiently. Due to its nautical access conditions and available yard area, EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is ideally suited for productively handling the services of the major alliances,” the terminal operator added.In order to up its game and further enhance its market position, EUROGATE informed it would require up to 200 predominantly operational staff in Wilhelmshaven over the next two years.“Compared to other port locations, Wilhelmshaven is a young port with a very young container terminal. The current consolidation process among the shipping lines and the resulting processes of change in the market provide EUROGATE with the opportunity in Wilhelmshaven to establish ourselves as a first-class container terminal. This is an opportunity we want to and must grasp.  We are therefore building up our future capabilities in a difficult competitive environment,” said Mikkel Andersen, Managing Director of EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven.As disclosed, the increase in staff will take place as quickly as possible, but should nevertheless reflect the development in handling volumes. EUROGATE is conducting the training with its own instructors.“Applicants should basically be prepared to undertake any operational task at the port, from operating large handling equipment to physically demanding lashing,” Andersen adds.last_img read more

Hesson parts ways with Kings XI in race for India coachs job

first_imgNew Delhi: Mike Hesson on Thursday announced he has parted ways with IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab, lending credence to the speculation that the New Zealander is also in contention to be India’s next chief coach. The local media in New Zealand reported that Hesson has applied for the top job in both India and Pakistan. Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody is one of the big international names in a long list of applications the BCCI has received for the chief coach’s job in the Indian cricket team. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Kings XI franchise and wish to thank them for the season I had in charge. Whilst disappointed not to be able to build on the work we did this year, I’m sure success isn’t too far away for them. I wish them all the best for the future,” Hesson said in a message which he also posted on Twitter. Hesson, who was at the helm of Kings XI Punjab for only a season, though remained tight-lipped on the reasons for his departure from Kings XI Punjab and future job prospects. Hesson coached the Black Caps for six years, highlighted by their memorable run to the 2015 Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne, a semifinal finish at the 2016 World Twenty20 in India and a home Test series win over England in April 2018 which lifted them to third on the world rankings. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIndia’s coach will be chosen by a three-member Cricket Advisory Committee headed by the legendary Kapil Dev, ex-coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former India women’s captain Shantha Rangaswamy. The current support staff comprising incumbent head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension following the World Cup, covering the Windies tour from August 3 to September 3.last_img read more

Press Release Panasonic launches Insights data analytics platform

first_imgPanasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has today unveiled Insights – a cloud-based data analytics platform, and the latest solution set of its NEXT platform.Insights harvests onboard and third-party data from a wide range of touchpoints including inflight entertainment, connectivity, social media, location and weather monitors. It analyses this data in real-time to provide airlines with actionable insights, enabling them to create a two-way loop between them and their passengers.Insights empowers airlines to make smarter business decisions, improve the onboard passenger experience, make operational savings, pre-empt maintenance needs and ultimately drive additional revenue. Airlines will also have access to seasonal and temporal trends data with the ability to benchmark their performance against industry averages and KPIs.Insights will be accessible for airline personnel via a secure dashboard available on mobile devices including mobile phones, laptops and tablets. It has two main components, a Software as a Service (SaaS) application and Consulting.The SaaS application offers descriptive, predictive and prescriptive insights. These enable airlines to understand what has happened by looking at usage and media trends, what could happen through using sophisticated modelling techniques and targeted advertising, and what the possible outcomes could be of business decisions based on predictive analytics, price and content optimization and product recommendations.Consulting has been developed to offer airlines bespoke solutions that both help them achieve their specific objectives, and solve their unique business challenges. Consulting will also release monthly trends reports based on analysis of Panasonic’s global data which will be available on a subscription basis.David Bartlett, Chief Technology Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, says: “Airlines today have access to more data points than ever before, and Panasonic’s Insights solution takes all the leg-work out of analysing and leveraging that data.“By fully integrating Insights across every aspect of their passenger experience, airlines will be able to use the information it delivers to optimise their passenger experience and business performance.”“It is solutions like this that will enable airlines to remain competitive in the saturated market place and continue to grow their market share.”Insights will be available in the second half of 2019.About Panasonic Avionics Corporation Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling its customers to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 5,000 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 14,300 IFE systems and over 2,200 inflight connectivity solutions to the world’s leading airlines.last_img read more

Press Release Trenchard opens soft furnishings facility on Mauritius

first_imgIn order to better serve its long-standing customer, Air Mauritius, Trenchard Aviation Group has opened a new facility on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.Trenchard Aviation Group has long been providing a dry cleaning service for Air Mauritius as well as the cutting and sewing of seat covers from its base in the UK near Gatwick Airport. Now, with its new facility on the island of Mauritius, Trenchard Aviation Group will be able to deliver a full service with a faster turnaround time and at a reduced cost.Trenchard Aviation Group is a leading provider of cabin products and services including soft furnishings, carpets and dry cleaning. With its own cut and sew facilities, the company’s expertise covers the manufacture of all types of seat covers and curtains as well as cockpit covers, fire containment sacks and other cabin bags and warning streamers.Trenchard’s experienced team of pattern makers and machinists are highly skilled in creating and developing new covers and curtains to match customer specifications and all textile materials used in manufacture are tested in the company’s on-site UKAS-approved vertical burn test chamber.Mark Faulkner, Trenchard Aviation Group’s CEO, commented: “Trenchard Aviation Group has been providing a great service for the flag carrier airline of Mauritius for a number of years. With our latest facility near to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius, we will not only be able to enhance that service but also make a unique offer to potential new customers.”In addition, having identified many new business opportunities in the Indian Ocean region, Trenchard Aviation Group will be much better placed to secure further market growth.About Trenchard Aviation GroupTrenchard Aviation Group is a leading provider of Aircraft Cabin Repair, Maintenance and Overhaul services. The Group’s offer to customers covers a comprehensive range of on-wing support and cabin design services, galley equipment including parts and rotables, soft furnishing design, manufacture and repair, and patented secure life vest pouches.Trenchard Aviation Group operates through its four complementary businesses: Aero Technics – on and off-wing aircraft support; including component repair, replacement and overhaul. Integral Part 21J design and development supporting a wide range of interiors projects such as full interior reconfigurations and EPA solutions. Airbase – cabin products and services including soft furnishings design/manufacture, carpets, dry cleaning and repairs. Reheat – galley, lavatory, cabin and cockpit maintenance and services. Servecorp – life vest pouches and tamper-evident RFID seals for aircraft seats.Employing more than 220 staff, the Group has sites at, or close to, the UKs three largest airports – Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester – as well as off-site workshop facilities in Worthing and Manchester, and a dedicated operation in the DAFZA Free Zone at Dubai International Airport. Group accreditations include EASA Part 145 and Part 21 DOA & POA, FAA 145, TCCA and GCAAlast_img read more

Marrakech Tops Worlds Best Places to Visit in 2018

Rabat – Fodor’s Travel Guide, the world’s largest and professional travel guide book, has ranked Marrakech on the top of its “Travel Go List for 2018.”Based on its romantic charm, reflecting both authenticity and modernity, Marrakech made it to the top of the list ahead of 51 other renowned touristic destinations all over the world.“This romantic desert oasis is set to be one of 2018’s most fashionable vacations,” Fodor’s said. “Despite all of the recent calamity and horrors – both natural and manmade – this really is a magical world that deserves to be explored,” said Jeremy Tarr, the editorial director of “We focused on celebrating and surfacing that wonder as we assembled this year’s lists.”In its introductory page, Fodor’s Travel said, “Marrakesh is a dreamy maze of spice-scented streets filled with vendors, cafes, and hidden palaces.”Given its alleyways and winding labyrinths full of home-made crafts, Marrakech is “a city full of secrets and the best way to explore it is by getting lost.”“You never know what you’re going to stumble upon—a livestock market, a secret garden, an organic rooftop cafe, or an ancient shop filled with handmade treasures,” the travel guide added.Marrakech is one of the most famous cities in Morocco and all over the world, featuring a variety of amazing attractions which please tourists of all kinds.Apart from its well-known Jamaa El-Fna square, with its exotic and magic festival-like atmosphere, Marrakech is home to many other places that fascinate visitors.The editors of Fodor’s website list some must-see places in the ochre city, including “the lush Jardin Majorelle, outside the walls of the city center, is a respite from the sensory overload of the medina.”Fodor’s editors added that “La Bahia Palace and Ali Ben Youssef Medersa are a step back in time through Marrakech’s royal past, with breathtaking architecture and attention to detail.”For 80 years, Fodor’s Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler’s trip. read more


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Yukon balanced budget predicted as legislature returns before expected election

Yukon balanced budget predicted as legislature returns before expected election WHITEHORSE – It’s budget day in Yukon as the spring session of the Yukon Legislative Assembly gets underway.This is expected to be the final session before Premier Darrell Pasloski calls a general election.Pasloski, who is also the territory’s finance minister, delivers the 2016 budget Thursday afternoon.On Wednesday, he hinted to a Whitehorse business audience that the document will be balanced and contain no new taxes.He said the capital budget will come in at about $300 million, and promised spending on infrastructure, tourism, education, and training.During the final session, Opposition parties say they will press for action on issues such as First Nations relations, energy, and education. (CKRW)Note to readers: This is a corrected version. It clarifies the fifth sentence to show the capital budget will be $300 million. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 7, 2016 8:04 am MDT Last Updated Apr 7, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ohio State mens basketball takes aim at season sweep of Penn State

Purdue junior guard Rapheal Davis (35) protects the ball from OSU senior forward Sam Thompson (12) during a March 1 game at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 65-61.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team has just two games remaining on its regular season schedule, and one of its seniors said the team will need two things to pick up a win in its second-to-last game.“Execution. Toughness. Both defensively and offensively,” senior forward Sam Thompson said. “It’s who’s stronger willed, who’s gonna get the stop, who’s gonna get the bucket.”The Buckeyes are set to take on Penn State on Wednesday night for the second time this season, after blowing out the Nittany Lions, 75-55, on Feb. 11 at the Schottenstein Center.Despite the big win, Thompson said the Buckeyes can’t let their guard down against a Penn State team that defeated OSU in both meetings in 2014.“They played us tough here. I think we pulled away at the end. They are a team that plays hard, they make shots, they play tough and they are going to leave it all out on the floor,” Thompson said. “We have to match their energy level, we have to match their intensity in order to come out of there with a win.”Last season in State College, Pa., the Buckeyes fell, 65-63, to the Nittany Lions, marking just the second loss to Penn State by a Thad Matta-coached Buckeye squad.That loss also occurred on Penn State’s senior night, as will Wednesday’s game in the Bryce Jordan Center, something Thompson said he believes will add extra motivation for a struggling Nittany Lion squad.“They are going to play that much more juiced. The seniors have worked tremendously hard for the last four years, just like our seniors have,” Thompson said. “Last year, we went in on senior night and didn’t take care of business, so this year, we have to have that much more of an added focus to do what we need to do.”In that two-point loss a year ago, Penn State was led by now-senior guard D.J. Newbill with 23 points. Newbill, who is the Big Ten’s leading scorer, scored 16 points on the Buckeyes in their first matchup this season.In that same game, Thompson drew the assignment of guarding Newbill for most of the night, and scored a career-high 22 points for OSU. He said despite his success in the first game, he cannot forget about Newbill’s abilities.“He is really kind of that team’s engine. The first time, we just wanted to contest everything, make it tough for him. We wanted to do our best to keep him off the free-throw line and keep him from getting those easy lay ups at the rim to get himself going,” Thompson said. “We will need another effort like that again tomorrow in order to be successful.”Thompson not only succeeded against Penn State, but is coming off a 14-point, five-rebound performance against Purdue on Sunday, which earned him praise from Matta.“He did some things the other night — as I told guys in film — that I expect Sam Thompson to be making those plays as a senior in our program,” Matta said. “From my perspective, honestly, I just want to win tomorrow night’s game and play as well as we can.”To accomplish Matta’s goal, redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams said OSU will have to go back to Thompson’s two original keys for victory.“Like Sam said earlier, it comes down to two things: execution and toughness. We know if we are a tough basketball team, we are going to win the game. And to do that, we have to execute for 40 minutes,” Williams said. “When we execute, the film and the stats show that our offense and our defense is second to none. I feel like if we capitalize on those two things, we have a great shot at winning.”Thompson, who is playing his last true road game as a Buckeye, said OSU cannot afford to drop another game this late in the year.“It’s too late for letdowns. We can’t come out in the month of March and lay an egg in the way that we did a few weeks ago at Michigan,” he said. “We all have a sense of urgency about us, we all know what’s at stake and it’s our job to go out and execute.”The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions are set to tip at 6 p.m. read more

LeBron James Fear for His Sons Mirrors That of

NBA star LeBron James has had the talk with his two young sons. No, not that talk; they’re not old enough for that yet. James said he had the other talk, the one Black men have to engage in with their sons in these times of racial profiling.The one about dealing with cops. That conversation very well could save their lives.That mega superstar, mega wealthy James has spoken to his sons — LeBron Jr., 10, and 7-year-old Bryce — about the dangers of an interaction with law enforcement is a disheartening statement about where we are in this country.But James, the Cleveland Cavaliers leader, knows all-too-well the case of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old from Cleveland who was gunned down in November by police as he held a toy gun.James said to the Hollywood Reporter that his kids cannot bring their neon green and orange toy guns out of the house.He’s afraid for his kids’ lives, as are all Black parents.“The talk,” James said, “is, ‘You be respectful; you do what’s asked, and you let them do their job, and we’ll take care of the rest after. You don’t have to boast and brag and automatically think it’s us against the police.’”The world’s best player added: “I’ve had one or two encounters with the police in my life that were nothing. But sometimes you just got to shut up. It’s that simple. Just be quiet and let them do their job and go on about your life and hopefully things go well.”That’s one way of looking at it, not the full way. The reality is that if LeBron James gets randomly stopped, police will likely ask for his autograph and if they could take a selfie with him. He lives in a different, isolated world from most Black men, even as he admirably tries to stay connected and, even more admirably, be a voice for justice for African-American males.But the talk with our young Black males has to include the importance of knowing the law and what rights they have when confronted by police. According to the American Civil Liberties Union– You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud.– You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home.– If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.– You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately.– Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights.Understanding those rights empowers and helps bridge the gap between the obedience James speaks of and pride that often is challenged by demeaning cops. Understanding those rights should minimize tension.But being nice to an officer does not guarantee he will do right by you. However, that’s not the reality for James. Unless James acts wild and crazy, the official will grin like a schoolgirl with a crush and brag to his colleagues about his encounter.With James’ boys and all other Black males who are not famous, there are no guarantees. We’ve found that out in too many sad cases. read more

Over 70000 votes for NBSC World Female Handball Player 2018

← Previous Story Dutch ladies and Helle Thomsen part ways Next Story → Perfect 2018 for SG Flensburg – THW Kiel stay in Championship race! Contest for the World Female Handball Player 2018 powered by New Belgrade Summer Cup coming to the second week with over 70.000 votes in total!You still have time to support your favorite players until January 5.Vote for NBSC World Female Handball Player 2018

EHF CL 20182019 lineup confirmed

All 16 teams for the VELUX EHF Champions League Groups A and B and also all 12 sides for Groups C and D have been confirmed as the EHF Executive Committee members reached their decision on the teams taking part in the 2019/20 season.The group phase draw will take place on Thursday 27 June at 18:00 hrs at the Erste Campus in Vienna and will be streamed on but also on ehfTV YouTube channel and EHF Champions League Facebook page.A draw preview and the seeding list with pots will be published in the beginning of next week at EHF Champions League 2019/20 Group PhaseGroups A&BHC Meshkov Brest (BLR)HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)Aalborg Handbold (DEN)SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Barça (ESP)Paris Saint-Germain HB (FRA)Telekom Veszprém HC (HUN)HC Vardar (MKD)Elverum (NOR)PGE VIVE Kielce (POL)FC Porto Sofarma (POR)RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko (SLO)HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR)——————————————–THW Kiel (GER)Montpellier Handball (FRA)MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)Groups C&DCocks (FIN)Dinamo Bucuresti (ROU)Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS)IK Sävehof (SWE)Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI)Tatran Presov (SVK)——————————————–GOG (DEN)Bidasoa Irun (ESP)HC Eurofarm Rabotnik (MKD)Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)Sporting Lisbon (POR)IFK Kristianstad (SWE) EHF CL 2018/2019 ← Previous Story Dominik Klein – DO Handball #13: My goal is to make handball in Munich stronger Next Story → RK Vardar and PSG Handball to lead EHF CL 2019/2020 groups read more

Hussein Ali Zaki about Egyptian success Our secret is a big heart

Egypt made a tremendous success at YOuth World Handball Championship 2019 in North Macedonia. After bronze medal of generation 1998 at Junior World Championship 2019 in Spain, boys born 2000 made a step forward in Skopje, where they won the world’s title, the first ever of one non-European team.The true legend and probably the biggest name of African handball ever, Hussein Ali Zaki (Egypt), was a part of the coaching staff who opened a new chapter of handball history in VIP Arena “Boris Trajkovski”:I think our secret is the big heart. All European teams are very strong, When our guys lost against France, we tried to calm down them and to shared our experience. After that match, we won all the other match, and this success will be one step up in their carriers.PHOTO: IHF, Filip Viranovski ← Previous Story Egyptians MVP and TOP scorer of the Youth World Championship 2019 Next Story → “The new star is born”, remember his name Mads Hoxer Hangaard read more

Irish Olympic Handball Team to Host Training Camp in Dublin

← Previous Story Telekom Veszprem and MOL Pick Szeged with strong domestic intro to EHF CL season Next Story → Domagoj Duvnjak to stay in Kiel until 2022: The best team in the world” KamaGames are proud to announce that Ireland’s senior Olympic handball team will be gathering in Dublin this weekend for a three day training camp as part of the continued development and growth of the sport in Ireland.On 13th September, members of the team will convene in Dublin for an intensive three day camp which will consist of daily training sessions as well as friendly matches with high-level local teams. The team will look to improve the technical and tactical skills of individual players while also fostering a cohesive spirit within the team.Having showed great potential during the Emerging Nations Championship in June – particularly in performances against the United States, Nigeria and Malta – the team hopes to use the training camp to build on that experience before participating in a Tri-Nations tournament at the end of October.As always, KamaGames are proud to help in contributing to the continued improvement of the national handball teams as well as fostering growth of the sport in Ireland.As the lead sponsor of the IOHA, KamaGames provides new, branded uniforms for men’s, women’s and junior teams and also ensures the Irish national squads are able to travel to international games around the world through the kit sponsorship agreement.As well as supporting the current national teams, KamaGames also invests in the development and support of handball as a popular national sport for children encouraging and nurturing the potential next generation of Olympians as well as promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.At KamaGames, we are proud of our continued support of the IOHA and continue to report on their progress throughout 2019. read more

Barca Lassa win in Irun

FC Barcelona Lassa showed domination in derby match of two best Spanish teams in the previous season. Xavi Pascual boys beat Bidasoa in Run 26:23 in the first derby match of the season in ASOBAL.23 – Bidasoa IrúnLedo (Rangel Luan); Crowley (1), Kauldi (5), Barthe, Rodrigo Salinas (3), Tesoriere, Seri (2); Cavero, Zabala (2), Serrano (2), Esteban Salinas (5), De la Salud, Renaud (1), Azkue (2) y Da Silva.26 – BarcelonaPérez de Vargas; Víctor Tomás (5), R. Entrerríos (1), Ariño (2), N’Guessan (1), Thaigus Petrus (1), Dolenec (2, 1 p.); Sorhaindo (1), Aleix Gómez (3, 2 p.), Mem (3), Cindric (1), Pascual, Palmarsson (4), Fabregas (2).Two teams getting ready for the first matches in EHF Champions League 2019/2020. Barca LassaBidasoa Irun ← Previous Story No winners in Schaffhausen Next Story → EHF CL 19/20 – Barca in Szeged, PSG Handball in Zagreb, Vardar in Montpellier read more

How to get 170000 Facebook likes from callcards and Ashling copybooks

first_imgThe right way to do it is to build the brand and following and then fit your products in with them as much as you can. If we stick to the brief, we attract the right people, and then it links back to the store.Choosing the right content to share is a big part of the success behind Rare Irish Stuff – and according to Dowling, it largely comes down to things that they enjoy. WHEN HE LEFT Ireland for Australia in 2008, Ian Dowling thought the recession would be over when he came back in a year.“At that time, everyone thought it was a bit of a dip, and things would have improved in a while. When I came back, things were a hell of a lot worse.”His previous training as an estate agent was of little use to him in one of the biggest property-related recessions on record, and as he says himself, it was never “exactly what I liked doing”. We do what we do because we enjoy old things, looking back at people in previous generation – Irish culture, helping people connect with it.“We provide a combination of content – a history lesson, a vintage picture, a location – combining those kind of things has worked well for us. We try and tick the boxes for everyone as best we can.” Source: Rare Irish StuffThe Facebook page has earned four social media award nominations, and Rare Irish Stuff has also been nominated for best e-commerce retailer at the upcoming net visionary awards.While Dowling is cagey about his plans for the future, he says that he has several plans for expanding the business.“There’s 80 million people who claim Irish heritage, and a lot of them celebrate their Irish culture more than any other roots they might have.”All of it, he says, will revolve around the same simple idea that has worked for the business already: keep to the brief, focus on the community and the content. Leave the hard sell out of it for the time being. Source: GifsoupRead: Facebook’s latest app is offering developing countries free access to Wikipedia and Google>Read: Here’s what your Facebook likes reveal about you>center_img I was looking for something to do I suppose…when I came back I had a blank canvas, and I just started dabbling in things online.One of those things was buying and selling Irish curios. He soon began to develop an expertise in the trade – and Rare Irish Stuff was born.Essentially, it’s an online shop which sells trinkets, artefacts and collectables that are uniquely Irish – the main purchasers are Irish pubs and the diaspora.The Facebook page, which was set up in 2011, is what sets the business apart. A snapshot from the Rare Irish Stuff Facebook page. Source: Rare Irish StuffWith over 176,000 likes, and interaction levels on posts that would make social media marketers weep with pride, it’s a class apart. However, there’s no highly paid consultant offering advice or agency partner manning the page day and night.The page is almost exclusively run by Dowling and his brother, the team behind Rare Irish Stuff.There’s reams written on social media marketing, but in the eyes of Dowling, who has built his brand’s online presence from the ground up, it’s not a wildly complex task – and shouldn’t necessarily be beyond an average SME. Source: Rare Irish StuffRecipe for success“Social media is one of the keys to our success. It’s helped bring a number of ingredients together and publicise it, it’s a massive part of our business”, says Dowling. Undoubtedly, he adds, it drives sales.However, you’re unlikely to see a special offer, a discount for liking-and-sharing, or other ‘calls to action’, as marketers refer to them, on the Rare Irish Stuff page.It’s more about creating a place with content that people feel an affinity for, says Dowling. Keeping it simple, he argues, is the best strategy of all. Source: Rare Irish Stuff“Stick to the brief. It’s as simple as that. Any mistakes we may have made could be linked to straying from that…that’s what people signed up for.”last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Thursday

first_img160 jobs are set to go as MBNA closes its call centre in Carrick-on-Shannon.A woman died after she fell onto the train track at Raheny Dart station in Dublin.The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has said that the Mooney Show on RTÉ was wrong to broadcast a programme that supported same-sex marriage.Multiple human remains have been found by archaeologists outside Trinity College as part of Luas construction works.Two people were found alive but the body of man was recovered in a search off the Cork coast.The High Court has ordered a TD and two councillors to stop blockading Greyhound bin trucks in Dublin.It doesn’t look like the Transport Minister will intervene in the rail dispute that’s threatening services on All-Ireland Final days.INTERNATIONAL Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images#CLIFF RICHARD: Police in the UK have searched a property owned by singer Cliff Richard over a sexual abuse allegation he has denied.#FERGUSON: Two journalists were arrested and detained by police while reporting on the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the US.#DOUBLE DIP: Weak economic data from Germany, France and Italy has sent shock waves through the eurozone.#ROBIN WILLIAMS: The wife of Robin Williams has said that the actor was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he diedINNOVATIONEver wish your computer had a remote control? Turn your smartphone into one. Is the internet nearly full and going to shut down? [The Guardian]PARTING SHOT Source: madonna/YouTubeIn Madonna’s Vogue, the singer name-checked 16 movie icons as part of her homage to the golden age of Hollywood cinema. Lauren Bacall who died on Tuesday was the last surviving member of the group. [Slate] NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe promoting work by the Cabra for Youth Street Art Group at Broombridge Railway Station. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Imageslast_img read more