Championing menstrual health with an eye on Guinness

first_imgThe Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) school near Pune Airport was on Monday transformed into a beehive of activity as 1,700 adolescents gathered in the school premises to attempt a Guinness World Record on generating awareness on menstrual health and hygiene.Organisers of the event claimed that this was the largest ever group of adolescent girls and boys “under one roof” for such a awareness session. on menstrual health and hygiene.The programme was the joint initiative of the Bengaluru-based Motherhood Hospital, a leading healthcare chain specialising in women and children’s health and the Pune-based Spherule Foundation, an NGO that works on women’s empowerment and health-related issues.“We were recently approached by the Records Committee of the Guinness Book of World Records who encouraged us to conduct this event on a larger scale as we had been specializing in the field of women and children’s health. Hence, we tied up with the Spherule Foundation to conceptualize this event of educating adolescent girls and boys on the importance of menstrual health and hygiene,” said Dr. Rajeshwari Pawar, consultant, gynaecologist and obstetrician, Motherhood Hospitals.In her 40-minute address, Dr. Pawar addressed the students in a lively 40-minute speech in which she spoke of the importance of menstrual hygiene and busted stereotypes and myths associated with the subject.She said the unique initiative was aimed at dispelling the many doubts faced by young girls regarding menstruation.“The point of this gathering is to spark awareness among girls and boys on a subject often swept under the carpet,” said Dr. Pawar.She observed that a 2016 survey conducted by UNICEF in the Indian hinterland showed that 80% of the subjects stored their menstrual cloth in an unsanitary place for further use while 50% failed to dry their menstrual rags outside and in full sunlight which is an essential condition required to kill bacteria. “Our joint initiative is trying to help our society understand the importance of menstruation and how to overcome the stigma around it,” remarked Dr. Pawar.“The global silence and shame around menstruation is alarming. In India alone, 23 million girls drop out of schools annually. This translates into one in every five girls owing to lack of menstrual hygiene management facilities, like availability of sanitary napkins and a logical awareness of menstruation,” said Dr. Geeta Bora, Founder, Spherule Foundation.Speaking on the initiative, Vijayarathna V, CEO, Motherhood Hospitals, said: “There is a huge societal gap and lack of knowledge on menstrual hygiene. In India barely 18% of 355 million menstruating women use sanitary napkins with the rest unable to afford them, often resorting to using unhygienic substances such as newspapers, sand, leaves, mud or unsterilised clothes leading to vaginal and urinary tract infections, infertility and other reproductive health complications.”last_img read more

No arrests yet in attack on Kashmiri tourists in Kufri

first_imgDays after two tourists from Kashmir sustained injuries following a brawl with locals in Shimla’s tourist spot Kufri, the Himachal Pradesh police on Monday denied the “mob lynching angle” in the case. The police said initial investigation has revealed that a fight broke out between Zaffar Iqbal and Arshad Aziz and a group of people who ply horses at Kufri. An FIR regarding the incident was registered at the Dhalli police station on January 10. The police are yet to make any arrests in the case. “Zaffar Iqbal and Arshad Aziz from Poonch district of J&K, who had come to Kufri on a trip, got into a confrontation with a group of horse owners. Following an argument, blows were exchanged from both sides,” Investigating Officer Dharam Singh said. “Investigation is under way. The initial probe revealed that there was no mob lynching angle or use of any racial slurs against them. We are waiting for the final opinion on the medical report. Once we receive the report, we will make arrests if required under the law,” he said, adding that one of the horse owners also got injured during the fight. “We recovered the licensed revolver of Zaffar, which, the horse owners alleged, was used to fire in the air. Both men were later released on bail,” Mr. Singh added. For his part, Iqbal said he and his two friends reached Shimla on January 9. They planned to drive down to Kufri from Shimla, about 16 km away, but were not allowed to use their private vehicle.“We later booked a cab. However, the cab organisers kept jumping the queue and delayed our journey without furnishing any reasons. When we raised the matter, a furious mob comprising drivers and ponywallas started beating us up. We were told ‘this is not Kashmir’. We feared for our lives. I pulled out my licensed pistol and fired in the air to save our lives. We were bleeding and were again beaten up while being taken to the police station,” said Mr. Aziz, who runs his own business in New Delhi.‘Disheartening’ Mr. Aziz said such acts of mob violence at a tourist place like Shimla was disheartening. “I appeal to the police to act against those who attempted to kill us,” he said.last_img read more

Maoist-prone Odisha districts put on alert

first_imgCollectors, superintendents of police (SP) and candidates contesting elections in the Maoist-prone districts were alerted by Odisha Director-General of Police (DGP) B.K. Sharma in the wake of the Maoist landmine blast in Dantewada district in adjoining Chhattisgarh on Tuesday that killed five persons including a BJP MLA.Polling will be held on April 11 in Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Berhampur Lok Sabha constituencies and 28 Assembly seats. The parliamentary constituencies include Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada and Gajapati districts that have Maoist presence and border Maoist-prone regions of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The Maoists have given a call for poll boycott.After the Dantewada violence ahead of the first phase polling, Mr. Sharma also issued safety directives for candidates. He advised them not to move out during night and to inform security personnel about their travel during the daytime.Two landmines foundOn Tuesday, a CRPF team unearthed two landmines planted by Maoists under a culvert in the Andharghati area of Adava police station limits in Gajapati district. These landmines contained around 50kg explosives.On April 11, a total of 60,03,707 voters will exercise their franchise at 7,233 polling booths, of which 2,375 have been identified as critical. Personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will be deployed at 777 booths, which are mostly in Maoist-infested areas.The Border Security Force (BSF) has been entrusted with election security duty in Odisha for the first time. Inspector-General (IG) Ashwini Kumar Singh pointed out that paramilitary force has been deployed for safe conduct of polling in major Maoist-hit areas of Nabarangpur and Koraput parliamentary constituencies and 14 Assembly seats.last_img read more

US Open Knockouts: Federer, Djokovic

first_imgNEW YORK — Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises Sept. 6.First, Japan’s Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship match by staying fresher than Djokovic in stifling heat and winning 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.Then, Croatia’s Cilic used every bit of his 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) frame to deliver stinging serves and flat groundstrokes during a quick-as-can-be 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Federer.“It’s fairly simple, I think: Marin played great and I maybe didn’t catch my best day,” Federer said after his 1-hour, 45-minute loss. “That’s pretty much it in a nutshell.”So much for No. 1-seeded Djokovic facing the No. 2-seeded Federer in a matchup between men who have combined to win 24 Grand Slam trophies. In what some will see as signaling a generational shift in tennis, the Sept. 8 final will be No. 10 Nishikori against No. 14 Cilic.“That’s going to be a sensational day for both of us,” said Cilic, who at 25 is a year older than Nishikori.For the first time in nearly a decade — since Marat Safin beat Lleyton Hewitt at the Australian Open in January 2005 — a major final will be contested without at least one of Federer, Djokovic or Rafael Nadal, who didn’t attempt to defend his 2013 U.S. Open title because of a right wrist injury.That trio won 34 of the past 38 Grand Slam trophies, including two months ago at Wimbledon, when Djokovic edged Federer in a five-set final.“It’s exciting for the game to have different faces from time to time,” the 33-year-old Federer said. “It’s definitely refreshing to some extent. It’s big for Croatia; it’s big for Japan.”Cilic, forced to sit out last year’s U.S. Open during a doping suspension, is the first man from Croatia to get this far at a major since his coach, Goran Ivanisevic, won Wimbledon in 2001.That’s nothing compared to Japan’s wait. As it is, Nishikori was the first man from his country to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 1933.“Very happy to make history,” said Nishikori, who moved to Florida at age 14.He weaved his way through a pair of five-setters totaling more than 8 1/2 hours while No. 3 Stan Wawrinka and No. 5 Milos Raonic, yet appeared much more lively as the temperature neared 100 degrees (37 Celsius) than Djokovic, a guy widely considered as fit as they come.“Just wasn’t myself,” Djokovic said.Especially in the pivotal third-set tiebreaker. He missed a pair of backhands. He double-faulted. He missed a forehand, and another to end the set, then smacked a ball in anger. Up in the stands, Nishikori’s coach, 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang, rose to his feet and pumped his fists.Making Nishikori’s performance all the more impressive is that as recently as a few weeks ago, he was swinging a racket while seated in practice, unable to run because he had a cyst removed from the bottom of his right foot in August.“I didn’t even know if I should come to New York,” he said, “so I wasn’t expecting nothing, actually.”Chang refused to let Nishikori think that way.“He might not have prepared the best way he knows how. But just because you haven’t done that doesn’t mean that you don’t give yourself the opportunity to come out and play,” Chang said. “That’s why I told him, ‘You get past the first round, the second round, anything can happen.’”This unforeseeable U.S. Open final shows that’s true.In the quarterfinals Sept. 4, Federer dropped the first two sets against Gael Monfils and faced two match points, but escaped.There would be no such comeback against Cilic, who worked to improve his game while sidelined after testing positive for a stimulant in May 2013. He said he ingested the substance accidentally via a glucose tablet; the International Tennis Federation sought a two-year ban but it eventually was reduced to four months.Cilic had only played one previous major semifinal, at the 2010 Australian Open, while this was Federer’s 36th. And Cilic came into the day with an 0-5 head-to-head record.But this one went the other way. Wasn’t even close.Cilic hit serves at up to 132 mph (213 kph) and finished with 13 aces, including three in the final game. That he would serve effectively was no surprise. What truly stood out, though, was the way Cilic managed to hang with Federer in exchanges from the baseline.“He played,” Federer said, “with no fear.”(HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Nadal Reaches Rome Semis to Face Tsitsipas

first_imgROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal put away Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-0 at the Italian Open on Friday, and ought to be a little nervous.He’s conceded only six games in six sets at the Foro Italico, but he’s reached the semifinals.Nadal has fallen in the semifinals of his last three tournaments — all on his favored clay. And next up is Stefanos Tsitsipas, whom Nadal lost to in Madrid last week.“I know what happened last week, and I (am) going to try to do it better tomorrow,” Nadal said. “I have to hold the level or increase a little bit more. If that happens, I (am) going to have my chances. The good thing is during the last month my feeling is every week was better than the previous one.”Tsitsipas, 20, is up to No. 7 in the rankings.“Every year, we make (a) prediction with the team which player is going to be at the top 10 at the end of the season,” Nadal said. “I put Tsitsipas there. … He started even better than what I (expected). He deserves to be where he is now.”Meanwhile, Roger Federer and top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew before their quarterfinals because of injuries.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, right, holds the trophy as he celebrates winning the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament in two sets, 6-3, 6-4, against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, left, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Federer reported a right leg injury ahead of his match against Tsitsipas, while Osaka said her right hand was hurting before she was to play Kiki Bertens.Also reaching the last four was Diego Schwartzman, who beat Kei Nishikori for the first time in four tries, 6-4, 6-2, to reach his first Masters Series semifinal.The 24th-ranked Schwartzman will face top-ranked Novak Djokovic or fellow Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.On the women’s side, Karolina Pliskova rallied past former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2 and will face one of two qualifiers, Kristina Mladenovic or Maria Sakkari, for a spot in the final.Bertens, who won the Madrid Open last week, will face Marketa Vondrousova or Johanna Konta.While Osaka won both of her matches on Thursday in straight sets, the 37-year-old Federer had to labor for more than 2 ½ hours to overcome Borna Coric in his second time on court.Federer said after beating Coric that he slid on a wet line and his leg “was hurting a little bit.”“I am disappointed that I will not be able to compete today. I am not 100 percent physically and, after consultation with my team, it was determined that I not play,” Federer said. “Rome has always been one of my favorite cities to visit and I hope to be back next year.”Later, Federer added on Instagram: “The fan reaction and crowd energy during my matches yesterday remind exactly why I am still competing on the ATP Tour.”It’s only the fourth time in Federer’s career he has had a walkover loss, the ATP Tour said, adding the 20-time Grand Slam champion has never retired in 1,465 matches.Osaka couldn’t immediately say how serious was her injury, or if it will affect her status for Roland Garros, which starts in nine days. She was yet to see a doctor but when she held her hand up for reporters it was clearly swollen.“I woke up this morning and couldn’t really move my thumb,” Osaka said. “I tried to practice and grip my racket but I couldn’t, and I kept feeling this pain when I tried to move my hand in different directions.”Osaka’s win on Thursday guaranteed she will remain No. 1 going into the French Open.“I didn’t feel anything yesterday. That’s why I’m kind of confused right now because I literally woke up in the morning and couldn’t move my thumb,” Osaka said. “So I was like, ‘Maybe I slept on it and maybe it will go away.’ But it didn’t.”Osaka also withdrew before a semifinal in Stuttgart, Germany, last month due to an abdominal injury. And she retired from her previous meeting with Bertens at last year’s WTA Finals with a leg injury.“I feel like the ab thing could have been helped, but this one I don’t think I could have helped it because I don’t know what caused it,” Osaka said. “I don’t know why I have it.”___By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Sky is the limit for Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw, says Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgFormer India captain Sunil Gavaskar had huge compliments to pay to two of youngest and brightest stars in the current team set up.Speaking to India Today after India’s resounding 10-wicket win over West Indies in the second Test match in Hyderabad, Gavaskar praised Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant for their aggressive batting and abilities on the field.While Shaw earned the man-of-the-series award for scoring 234 runs from three innings, Pant bagged the bankable player of the series for scoring 184 runs from two innings and being extremely effective behind the stumps.The 18-year-old Shaw one would say edged out the 21-year-old Pant because of the hundred on debut and an impressive 70 in the first innings of the second Test but Gavaskar felt that Pant is a game changer down the order coming in at No.6 in whites.Also read – Hyderabad Test: Prithvi Shaw is born to play cricket, says Ravi Shastri”Looking at the way Rishabh Pant has settled in the team, I wouldn’t disturb the combination at all. He can be someone like Adam Gilchrist or Quinton de Kock to come down the order and if four wickets have fallen early, to take the game away from the opposition. So, that has to be encouraged. He can be destructive. If there is an Ajinkya Rahane or Virat Kohli at the other end, that’ll be an absolutely deadly combination. Rishabh Pant also impressed Team India coach Ravi Shastri with his wicket-keeping skills (AP Photo)”His wicket-keeping is improving every day, the more he keeps wickets to Ashwin and Jadeja the better. He hasn’t kept wickets to them before. He will get better with time and the more he keeps wickets to them, he will get used to their spin, varieties and he’ll be that much better with every game he keeps to them. Unfortunate for Wriddhiman Saha but with current form and performance, he slots into the XI straight away,” Gavaskar said.Also read – Prithvi Shaw cherishes man-of-the-series award in debut Test seriesadvertisementHe also backed the southpaw to come good in the Indian middle-order in ODIs because of his ability to be destructive.”A left-hander coming in at No.4 would be absolutely terrific and with the destructive abilities he has, it would definitely be a great addition to the Indian limited-overs side as well. Getting to spend time with the one and only MSD (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) in the change room…how educating will that be for a young man, who is wanting to learn?”Also read – Stat: India 2nd team after Australia to win 10 successive Test series at home Prithvi Shaw is the only Indian batsman to score a century on Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Test debut (AP Photo)The legendary batsman also lauded Shaw for his ‘dream start’ to international cricket.”This is a dream start of the young man. He couldn’t have asked for a better start and he deserves it. He has been making adjustments and sure he won’t find it easy in Australia. Nobody finds it easy and he made adjustments today when he was struck in the hand and he hung in there. He is hungry for runs and hungry for hundreds,” Gavaskar said.”By all accounts, Pant, Shaw, when they are in the change room…they are all the time asking the seniors about tips, they are very good observers and that’s the one way to improve.”So, the future is very bright for both these young stars and like Ravi Shastri said…if they keep up the work ethic, do not relax, do not take the game for granted…then the sky is the limit for both these guys,” Gavaskar added.last_img read more

Nate postpones Costa Rica-Honduras match

first_imgCosta Rica v Honduras Qualifier between Costa Rica and Honduras postponed because of storm Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 2 years ago 05:38 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bryan Ruiz Costa Rica CONCACAF World Cup qualification 11182015 Rodrigo Arangua Costa Rica v Honduras Costa Rica Honduras WC Qualification CONCACAF Friday’s game between the Ticos and Catrachos will be pushed back to Saturday because of heavy rains that have hit Costa Rica The World Cup qualification match set for Friday between Costa Rica and Honduras is postponed until Saturday because of heavy rains and flooding.The game was scheduled to begin Friday at 10 p.m. ET but the start time has been pushed back to Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.Costa Rica 4/5 to beat Honduras Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Tropical Storm Nate has brought heavy rains to Costa Rica, causing the government to declare a state of emergency and close schools. Six storm-related deaths have been reported. With emergency officials busy working to rescue those affected, officials elected to allow policemen and others who would be required at the match to continue with their efforts.”I think a lot of times you have to leave football to the side. I don’t want to be interpreted wrong, but the country is going through a difficult situation,” Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas said at a news conference. “There are families where things are going poorly, Costa Rica is totally flooded. We hope God stops the rain and everyone will be good and when we have to play the game that we can qualify for the World Cup.”The match postponement had to be approved by FIFA, but Costa Rica FA President Rodolfo Villalobos confirmed Thursday that the governing body was willing to accommodate the switch.last_img read more

We will never have another referee like Mike Dean

first_img Members of the Vatican team. Photograph: Sport in Vaticano Share via Email Twitter features Twitter Facebook Twitter Share on Messenger It’s well worth your time. Composite: Guardian RECOMMENDED LISTENINGJoin Max and co for the latest Football Weekly podcast.FIVER LETTERS“As if it weren’t bad enough for the former oldest Football League club in the world, Notts County, what with the manager turnover, player turnover, various flirtations with promotions and relegations over the last 30 years, being the most stressful club to support in the UK (allegedly), only having a river to separate you from your noisy neighbours (and probably now the oldest League club in the world) and, of course, Big Alan and Little Alan, now Juventus have ditched the famous black and white stripes loaned to them by County (yesterday’s Quote of the Day). You wonder how things can possibly get any worse, but this is Notts County. I’m sure they’ll find a way” – Ferg Slade.“It’s interesting to see that in the Argentinian League, Tigre finished ninth out of 26 teams and qualified for the Copa Sudamerica (Big South American Vase), which they could also still qualify for via the Superleague Cup and are doing well in. However, simultaneously and rather weirdly, Tigre have also been relegated as it is on the basis of performances over the last three seasons, not just this one, so will be barred from the competition. I’m trying to find an equivalent analogy of a system that seemed good at the time but ends up flawed with an end result that no one seems happy with, but one doesn’t spring to mind” – Noble Francis.Send your letters to the.boss@theguardian.com. And you can always tweet The Fiver via @guardian_sport. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … Ferg Slade.NEWS, BITS AND BOBSManchester City insist they have provided “comprehensive proof” of their innocence to the Uefa body looking into allegations of FFP irregularities, amid reports that investigators could end up pushing to ban them from Big Cup.The Vatican has launched its first women’s team, with a first test coming up against Roma on 26 May. “Even if they lose 30-0, this doesn’t matter,” tooted Vatican sporting suit Danilo Zennaro. “What matters is that these women get the opportunity to know professional players. Win or lose, it’s also about creating connections and friendships.” TIME TO END THE GOAT DEBATE ONCE AND FOR ALLPurveyor of no-look yellow cards, hider of souvenir hat-trick footballs up the back of his shirt, Premier League centurion of “off you pop” dismissals, pedantic pacer of 10-yard distances and … er, occasional carrier of golf bags on the Ladies European Tour, Mike Dean has been a fixture on the Premier League refereeing circuit for 19 years and in that time has developed something of a reputation for making big games all about … well, him. Much like David Brent, we will never have another referee like him, somebody who’s basically a chilled-out entertainer. An occasionally pompous showman who has endeavoured to keep his personal football allegiances carefully hidden through the cunning ruse of convincing fans the length and breadth of the country he is biased against every team, on Monday night there was a suggestion he let the mask slip.In the away end at Forest Green to see Tranmere Rovers reach the League Two play-off final, Dean was caught on camera, standing on a barrier, arms raised aloft, leading the celebrations at full-time. And while it has been widely presumed that Dean was openly cheering on his local team, The Fiver couldn’t help but think back to the last time he was caught giving it the big one on camera. Specifically, the famous occasion when he refereed a match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa and appeared to openly celebrate Mousa Dembélé scoring for the London side. As it happened, Dean simply had his arms outstretched to signal an advantage and subsequently celebrated his own good work with a self-congratulatory fist pump en route back to the halfway line, but try telling that to tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theorists in the Holte End. It certainly lends credence to the notion that, on Monday, he may only have been celebrating his colleague Eddie Ilderton’s excellent technique when it came to peep … peep … peeeeeeeeeeeeping on the final whistle.Dean is unlikely to be at The Hawthorns on Tuesday evening, where his heartless colleague, Chris Kavanagh, will be leading the team of match officials. The ref who gave José Holebas a red card – since overturned – that would have ruled the Watford full-back out of the FA Cup final, is in charge of maintaining order when West Brom and Aston Villa duke it out again for a place in the Championship play-off final. Leading 2-1 from the first leg, Villa will fancy their chances of progressing, not least because Dwight Gayle is sitting this game out on the Naughty Step after being shown a red card of his own at Villa Park. Having been booked for time-wasting so early in Saturday’s game that his team had hardly arrived at the stadium, the West Brom striker received a second yellow after being rather harshly adjudged to have “left one in” on Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer while trying to get on the end of a cross. While Baggies fans were predictably apoplectic about the decision, Dean’s feelings on the matter remain known.QUOTE OF THE DAY“When people talk about football they often associate it with big salaries and luxurious living but the reality is that many of our staff – as we all do – live within their means. And that becomes very difficult when you have not been paid for a couple of weeks. It has hit home hard” – Bolton club chaplain Phil Mason on news that an emergency food bank has been set up to help Wanderers staff who have gone unpaid for two weeks.RECOMMENDED VIEWINGCome for the important film about abuse in grassroots refereeing, stay for Michael Butler’s get-ups. Facebook Daniele De Rossi will end his Roma career after 18 years, 615 appearances and 63 goals, having been told that he wouldn’t be offered a new deal. “I apologised to Daniele, on behalf of the club, for not speaking to him sooner – it has been a problematic season,” sighed chief suit Guido Fienga. “The club is aware of the mistakes we’ve made, and we are reflecting on that.”Bulgaria have appointed former international midfielder Krasimir Balakov as coach. “He is one of the greatest footballers of our time,” whooped Bulgarian FA president Borislav Mihaylov. “A man who believes in Bulgarian football and the Bulgarian national team.”Mansfield Town have taken their League Two play-off exit to Newport well, sacking manager David Flitcroft and replacing him with academy coach John Dempster.And Gigi Becali is back in the news, having given FCSB coach Mihai Teja the old Dracarys. “I told him that we are breaking up, I don’t have to reproach him,” sniffed Becali after FCSB failed to win the Romanian league.STILL WANT MORE?The very best Premier League pictures of the season. Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter RECOMMENDED LOOKINGDavid Squires on … the end of the Premier League, co-starring Janet, Jim Bowen and Tranmere’s top boy.center_img Pinterest The Fiver Blood, sweat and fears: special report on abuse towards grassroots football referees – video !!! Illustration: David Squires/The Guardian Football Topics Jonathan Wilson learned a shedload tactically from the 2018-19 Premier League, so he wrote about it.It was a great season for the WSL, but there’s still plenty to improve on, explains Suzy Wrack.Liverpool look well set to avoid the curse of the runner-up, reckons Sachin Nakrani.Richard Williams is the latest to point out that Pep Guardiola is great.Chris Hughton paid the price for not being sufficiently attacking, argues Nick Ames.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. 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A Star College Football Quarterback Has Been Benched

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)One of the top quarterbacks in college football was benched for a series this afternoon. It didn’t work out very well.Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley (and the rest of the Nittany Lions’ offense) is struggling in a major way against Michigan’s defense.It’s Michigan 28, Penn State 0 heading into the fourth quarter.The Nittany Lions just went to backup quarterback Tommy Stevens on the most-recent drive. It ended in a pick-six.The throw was not good.Can see why he took the chance here. White jerseys everywhere, just got unlucky. pic.twitter.com/how3tbgbE8— Tim Ryan (@TheSportsHernia) November 3, 2018It’s now a major blowout.Don’t know what happened there. But Tommy Stevens, in at quarterback for Trace McSorley, threw it directly to Brandon Watson for a pick-six.The rout is on.— Orion Sang (@orion_sang) November 3, 2018McSorley had completed just 5 of 12 passes for 83 yards. He had 12 carries for -6 yards. McSorley is now back in the game.Michigan and Penn State are playing on FOX.last_img read more

Atlantic Energy Ministers Launch Efficiency Awareness Campaign

first_imgA family of four can save up to $250 a year on their energy bills by installing a low flow shower head. That is just one of the energy reducing tips Atlantic Canadians can learn in the coming weeks as part of SAVE, a Shared Atlantic Vision for Energy Efficiency. SAVE, an awareness campaign, was launched today, March 8, by all four provincial energy ministers. “We want to provide useful information so Atlantic Canadians understand how they can reduce energy and save money,” said Nova Scotia Energy Minister Bill Dooks. “By working co-operatively with other provinces in Atlantic Canada, we can reach more people and increase the amount of energy conserved.” SAVE is about sharing information to help reduce energy use, power bills and greenhouse gas emissions, said Jamie Ballem, chair of the Atlantic Energy Ministers Forum and Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry for Prince Edward Island. “We have seen in the last few years that energy prices are influenced by many complex factors beyond our borders and beyond our control — whether it’s the growing demand for fossil fuels in India and China, or Hurricane Katrina in the United States. Atlantic Canadians cannot do anything about those factors. But each of us does have the power to reduce our energy costs by using energy wisely,” said Mr. Ballem. The initial phase of the SAVE campaign, will feature a series of energy efficiency tips on radio, in newspapers and on cable television over the next few weeks. This phase of the campaign is sponsored by the Council of Atlantic Premiers with additional assistance from Efficiency NB/Efficacité NB and Maritime Electric Company Limited. “We are pleased that more people are interested in energy efficiency, and we feel many are hungry for more information on best practices,” said New Brunswick Energy Minister Brenda Fowlie. “Our first step is to generate some attention, to let people know that there are some simple things you can do that really have an impact.” As an example, Ms. Fowlie pointed out that turning down your thermostat when you are out of the house or sleeping can reduce your heating bill by up to 10 per cent. “Energy efficiency is a matter of everyday concern and it is in our hands to make a difference,” said Newfoundland and Labrador Natural Resources Minister Ed Byrne. “The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to this promotional effort and I am confident that it will help citizens explore useful ways in which to reduce their overall energy consumption and tackle rising costs.”last_img read more

New School Review Process Begins

first_imgSchool review process changes that ensure extensive public consultation are now in effect. “The new school review process ensures that all voices are heard about a school’s future,” Education Minister Karen Casey said. “It also establishes a very public and thorough process that school boards must follow.” For example, a board must prepare a comprehensive impact assessment report that explains why a school should be under review. The report must include historical and projected enrolment data, population trends for the school area and an assessment of the school’s physical condition. The new process also extends the time frame of the review process to a year, requires public and school staff participation and sets out a mandatory timetable. A school review will begin no later than April 1 and a decision must be made by March 31 of the following year. Under the new process, the earliest a school identified for review would close is September 2009. Key deadlines in the school review process: For this year only, the deadline to identify schools for review has been extended to April 30. Some school-review processes were put on hold pending the results of the provincewide review and proclamation of the legislation. The schools now must be reviewed as part of the new process. The process is based on the recommendations of a review committee that looked into the school closures process last year. April 1: Board identifies which school(s) it wants to review for possible closure. May 31: Board prepares a comprehensive impact assessment report for each school identified for review. The report provides a comprehensive rationale that explains why the school is under review. This rationale conforms to standards prescribed by the regulations. June 15: A study committee is struck. Its members are defined in law to ensure public representation. June 30: Study committee meets for first time. Nov. 30: Study committee submits its response to the impact assessment report and its recommendation for the future of the school. Jan. 31: School board releases to public study committee report and recommendations. March 15: Board holds a public meeting to discuss the study committee report and recommendation. March 31: School board announces results of review.last_img read more

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot

first_imgNova Scotians have more ways to get the flu shot this year to help protect themselves and others from influenza. The flu shot is free for all Nova Scotians. Starting this year, it is available from most pharmacists. It continues to be available from family doctors, family practice nurses, nurse practitioners, and clinics offered by Public Health Services and some workplaces. “Immunization is a safe, simple, and effective way to protect yourself, your family, and others against the flu,” said Dr. Frank Atherton, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer of health. “We’re pleased to have pharmacists joining family doctors, nurses and others to make it even easier for Nova Scotians to get the flu shot.” While the vaccine is recommended for all Nova Scotians, it is especially important for people at high risk of complications including seniors, children age six months to five years, Aboriginal people, pregnant women and anyone with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes. This also includes those who live with, or care for, people in high risk groups. Flu symptoms often include sudden high fever, headache, general aches and pains, fatigue and weakness, a runny, stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat, but can lead to more severe illness such as pneumonia or even death. “Getting vaccinated is the single most effective way to prevent the flu,” said Health and Wellness deputy minister Kevin McNamara. “Not only does it keep Nova Scotians healthy, it also reduces the number of people going to doctors and emergency departments.” Proper hygiene, such as handwashing and covering the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, is also important to prevent the spread of influenza and many other infections. People with flu symptoms should stay home and minimize close contact with others. If they have questions, they can call 811 and speak to a registered nurse. For more information on the flu, visit www.gov.ns.ca/flu.last_img read more

Duck Dynasty Star Claims Title Of Korbel HoleinOne Champion

first_imgLake Tahoe was taken by storm on July 17th when 13 of the greatest names in sports and entertainment battled for the title of Korbel Hole-in-One Champion.Todd Kennedy, Korbel; Sue Novasel, District Five Supervisor; Gary Heck, Korbel; Willie Robertson, Duck DynastyWith a powerful drive, Duck Dynasty Star Willie Robertson landed 12 feet 1 inch away from the pin, taking home the victory for this fourth-annual competition.In honor of Robertson’s win, The Korbel Toast Life Foundation donated $5,000 to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.The Hole-in-One Competition took place on Hole 17 and is a featured event at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, currently being played at the Edgewood Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.Close behind finishing in second place, Golf Channel Host Lisa Cornwell put her All-American golf champion skills to the test with a distance of 13 feet 9 inches from the pin. Coming in third with 14 feet 5 inches and not far off was Former MLB All-Star Pitcher David Wells.Other entertainment idols competing for the win included Nine-Time Grammy Award Winner Justin Timberlake, who won over the crowd with his smooth dance moves as he prepared to tee off. Comedians Larry the Cable Guy and Rob Riggle also had fans amused as their hilarious remarks provided a soundtrack to the afternoon. Season Nineteen Dancing with the Stars Champion Alfonso Ribeiro added to the excitement as he heckled with participants and stirred up the competition.In addition, Former NFL Pro Bowl Champions Joe Theismann, A.J. Hawk and Mark Rypien exhibited fierce drives down the fairway to beat out the majority of competitors. Although he wasn’t closest to the pin, Former NBA Forward Shane Battier was a fan favorite as he took his best shot at the Hole-in-One Champion title. Fans ultimately gave their support to Bush Center Wounded Warrior Champion Chad Pfeifer, last year’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship fifth place winner. Although Pfeifer was beat out by competitors, the crowd offered a standing ovation for his service to our country.“The fourth-annual celebrity Hole-in-One competition is an opportunity to close out the first round with a lively, crowd pleasing contest to support a worthwhile cause like the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and raise a glass to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship,” said Gary Heck, small owner and small president of Korbel Champagne Cellars.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

HGTV CANADAS STACKED SUNDAY NIGHT LINEUP BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE

first_img Twitter Sunday night’s stacked line-up on HGTV Canada brought down the house with two new, original series premieres, Moving the McGillivrays and Bryan Inc. The Canadian original series were the #1 and #2 most watched series of the night across Canadian specialty (excluding sports).* Moving the McGillivrays, which premiered at 9 p.m. ET/PT drew in 418, 000 (2+) viewers making it the highest rated series premiere amongst McGillivray’s robust roster of hit series for the network.  Making HGTV Canada history, Bryan Inc.’s  10 p.m. ET/PT premiere drew 481,000 (2+) viewers, becoming the #1 highest rated series premiere on the channel in the last five years. ( 2+)**Additional data highlights: September 25th  is the top ranked Sunday night (8 p.m. – 11 p.m.) on HGTV Canada in the last five years (2+) **Across all Canadian TV, which includes conventional channels, Bryan Inc. and Moving the McGillivrays ranked in the Top 20 across multiple key demos (Ind. 2+, A18-49, A25-54, A18-34, W18-49, W25-54, W18-34) excluding sports.***Viewers who missed the premiere episodes of Moving the McGillivrays and Bryan Inc. can catch up on HGTV.ca. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement In next week’s episode of Moving the McGillivrays airing October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Scott makes a painstaking decision about his newly-bought home and discovers a threatening and very wet problem. Meanwhile, Sabrina nervously goes back to work and Scott embarks on a charitable endeavor: building a home for a deserving family in need.In the next episode of Bryan Inc. airing October 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Sarah adjusts to her new role with the company, while Bryan goes out of town for work. Will she be able to manage the properties as well as their four kids on her own?– 30 –Sources:*Numeris PPM Data/Sep25/16-Overnights, Total Canada, excluding sports, based on Ind. 2+, Adults and Women 25-54/18-49/18-34.**Numeris PPM Data, Jan1/10-Sep25/16 – Live + same day playback, Total Canada***Source: Numeris PPM Data, Sep25/16 – overnights, Total Canada, includes CDN CONV COM ENG/CDN SPEC COM ENG/CDN DIG ENG (excluding sports) SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPRWatch full episodes and see exclusive content at hgtv.caSubscribe to HGTV Canada’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/hgtvcanada  Follow HGTV Canada on Twitter and FacebookHGTV Canada is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

US energy secretary urges Iraq to quit dependency on Iran

first_imgBAGHDAD — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has urged Iraq to reduce its energy dependence on Iran and open its energy sector to American investment instead.Perry met with top Iraqi officials in Baghdad and in the Kurdish region on Tuesday to discuss US investment in Iraq.Iraq is caught in a delicate position as it continues to draw on Iranian gas and electricity production despite renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran’s energy sector.Iraq’s own energy sector cannot produce enough electricity to power the country.Perry said the U.S. and its business community were prepared to help Iraq develop its own energy sector.“The time has come for Iraq to break its dependence on others and move forward toward true energy independence,” said Perry.The Associated Presslast_img

Transparency among nations essential in boosting collective security says Ban

19 November 2008Underscoring the key role of collective security in preventing conflicts, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for greater transparency in the drive to curb armaments and boost confidence among nations. “As we know all too well, organizations tend to be better equipped for reacting to developments than for anticipating them,” Mr. Ban told an open meeting of the Security Council on boosting collective security and arms reduction. “But we cannot be passive in the face of threats to international peace and security.”In the address delivered by Sergio Duarte, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, the Secretary-General said that strengthening collective security can improve trust among countries and in turn blaze the trail for cooperation in other areas.“No serious discussion on the limitation or elimination of armaments can avoid the topic of improving transparency,” he said, calling on nations to behave in a “predictable” manner to generate confidence.Member States, through the UN, have developed two means to promote greater transparency. The Standardized Instrument for Reporting Military Expenditures will undergo its first review in 2010, while the UN Register of Conventional Arms, to which Member States can report their arms imports and expert, has seen its scope widened in recent years to include small arms transfers.More than half of all Member States have participated in both, Mr. Ban said at the meeting that heard from dozens of speakers, expressing hope that there will be even greater involvement and more consistent reporting.But he cautioned that transparency is only one of several conditions – including irreversibility, verification and how binding agreements are – which the world is seeking to enshrine in global pacts.“To the extent that such criteria are accepted by States and implemented in good faith, prospects for achieving the full potential of collective security will grow,” the Secretary-General said.In a presidential statement issued at the end of the day-long gathering, the Council expressed concern at rising military expenditure worldwide, urging appropriate levels of spending and continued commitment to achieve the eight anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The 15-member body underscored the “vital importance of an effective multilateral system to better address… the multifaceted and interconnected challenges and threats confronting our world and to achieve progress in the areas of peace and security, development and human rights, which are the pillars of the United Nations system and the foundations for collective security and well-being.”The Council, in the statement read out by Ambassador Jorge Urbina of Costa Rica, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council for November, also emphasized the importance of complying with existing global pacts on non-proliferation, disarmament and arms control. read more

Pro LTTE diaspora block reconciliation

The International Ministerial Conference was aimed at considering the various contributions that diaspora communities make both to their countries of origin and the countries where they reside, and to suggest some areas for maximizing the impact of diaspora engagement and to create an enabling environment towards achieving that goal.Ambassador Aryasinha noted that about 3 million Sri Lankans are estimated to be living as diaspora. While a small share of these are traditional migrants living in the West, over 1.8 million represent what is essentially regarded as a migrant work force in many parts of the world, mainly the Middle East, East Asia and South East Asia. The rest of the Sri Lankan Diaspora, belonging to all ethnicities of Sri Lanka – Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim and Burghers, mainly reside in the Western hemisphere, Australia, New Zealand, India and the African continent. Of these, estimates suggest that Sri Lankan Tamils number over 1 million, of which a bulk are refugee claimants and constitute sizeable vote banks with considerable leverage within those political systems. The Ambassador said in order to increase engagement with the Sri Lankan Diaspora a process has also been initiated to hold ‘Diaspora Investor Forums’ to guide those working abroad on investment opportunities in securities instruments such as equities and bonds, and also to provide sufficient information about the investment opportunities in Sri Lanka and economic growth prospects, so that diaspora can themselves invest and also help in attracting investment into the country.Additionally, efforts have been made to engage young professionals in the Sri Lankan Diaspora, through initiatives such as the What’s Next!, an independent forum comprising post-graduates and young professionals of Sri Lankan origin residing in France, who seek to promote a sustainable peace in Sri Lanka through intellectual exchange and multicultural dialogue. (Colombo Gazette) Having acknowledged the significant contribution made to the Sri Lankan economy by the migrant work force which in 2012 was approximately $ 6.0 billion which amounted to 33% of the total foreign exchange earnings, Ambassador Aryasinha detailed the steps taken by Sri Lanka to reach out to the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora particularly since the ending of the terrorist conflict, with a view to harness their talents and resources towards the betterment of Sri Lanka.In addition to facilitating visits to the home towns of Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora members and in resolving some of their long standing citizenship and land issues, GOSL has engaged in a structured dialogue with the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora to enable them not only to see for themselves the significant socio-economic, political and cultural renewal taking place in the former conflict affected areas, but also to discuss with them proposals for further political empowerment of the people and economic development of these areas.On the recommendation of the LLRC, the National Plan of Action towards the implementation of the recommendations of the LLRC has also sought the constituting of a ” Multi- Disciplinary Task Force” to propose a programme of action to harness the untapped potential of the expatriate community, to respond to the concerns of the so-called ‘hostile diaspora groups’ and to engage them constructively with the Government and other stakeholders involved in the reconciliation process”. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has said that politically mobilized pro-LTTE diaspora sustain hatred and prevent reconciliation in Sri Lanka.Noting that the transnational political opportunity structures prevalent in host states help shape and sustain such diaspora activism, the Ambassador observed that countries which continue to condone with the hostility and disruptive tendencies shown by such pro-LTTE elements are giving a wrong signal. Ambassador Aryasinha made these observations when he addressed the International Dialogue on Migration 2013 – Diaspora Ministerial Conference, on the theme ‘Diasporas and Development: Bridging between Societies and States’ organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and held in Geneva. The Ambassador said that there are ample instances where even when home states might want to end a conflict or pursue reconciliation, diaspora resist such moves, for it is not their sons and daughters who die, and often keeping the pot boiling in the home states become opportune, so that they might retain greater leverage, particularly in their quest to seek to legally reside or gain citizenship in a chosen host country. The IOM defines diaspora as “Emigrants and their descendants, who live outside the country of their birth or ancestry, either on a temporary or permanent basis, yet still maintain affective (emotional) and material ties to their countries of origin”. Ambassador Aryasinha said Sri Lanka offered an instructive example, of both the scope as well as the complexities encountered in the nexus between diaspora, home state and host states.He cautioned that while in general diaspora can play significant roles in the development of their country of origin, particularly in assessing the role of diaspora from countries that remain conflict affected or have recently emerged from protracted conflict, the academic discourse clearly demonstrates that diaspora are rarely autonomous actors.“They are known to be compelled by organized networks to fund, arm, engage in propaganda and be electoral vote blocks in host countries, there-by having the potential to act as ‘spoilers’ in conflict resolution and post-conflict reconciliation in their home states,” he said. read more

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OSU junior forward Alexa Hart (22) and redshirt junior guard Kianna Holland (right) cheer a teammates’ basket on March 3 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports Director

DDay veteran recalls recovery from attacker who left him for dead as

Jim Booth dances with the Duchess of Cornwall during the 70th Anniversary of VJ DayCredit: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images He underwent commando training in Scotland was equipped with a Fairbairn Sykes dagger which he still has today.After navigating through minefields they arrived at the easternmost point of Sword Beach on June 4 – the day before the original invasion was planned – and anchored on the seabed just 300m from the shore, so close they could see German soldiers playing football on the sand. “They had no idea what was coming to them,” he says.But an incoming storm delayed the invasion for 24 hours leaving Booth and his colleagues trapped underwater with oxygen running out.  Credit: Paul Grover/ THE TELEGRAPH “He left me for dead but I suppose I was lucky,” he says, speaking exclusively to the Telegraph. “Surviving the war was pure luck and this was the same again.”Recalling the attack he remembers being “bashed about the head” before waking up “covered in blood” and crawling to a neighbour’s house to raise the alarm. “They told me from the fractures on my hands that I must have hit him back,” he adds.  Their mission complete the men returned to Portsmouth as heroes. But after just 10 days of leave he was sent to Burma to operate behind enemy lines. A father of four with four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, he stresses the importance of educating the next generation and has been a regular presence at landmark anniversaries of the Second World War. In 2015 he danced a waltz with the Duchess of Cornwall at an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of VJ day.His daughter, Vicky, who is accompanying her father back to Normandy, believes it is his iron will which has enabled his recovery. “He just pushes his way through things and always thinks of others before himself,” she says. “I’m so proud of him. He is our family hero.”   “They went right past us and we waved to each other,” he says.  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. Jim Booth dances with the Duchess of Cornwall during the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day Jim Booth Jim Booth A special forces commando whose top secret operation launched the D-Day assault on Sword Beach, Lieutenant Jim Booth made it through the war and his entire military career remarkably unscathed. Indeed he reached the age of 96 without ever breaking a bone, until a brutal attack at his home in Taunton, Somerset, left him with two depressed skull fractures and doctors preparing his family for the worse.The 40-year-old assailant hit Booth six times on the head with a claw hammer after forcing his way into his home posing as a builder. He was jailed in 2018 for 20 years for attempted murder.But Lt Booth is made of tougher stuff than his cowardly attacker could ever have imagined. Despite the severity of his injuries he has recovered to travel back to Normandy later this week for the first time since the attack to honour the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. On Wednesday he will be in Portsmouth for the national commemorations attended by the Queen. In the early hours of June 6 the green light came through. Booth rigged the submarine with lights, signals and radar to direct the Allies in. “We surfaced as planned at 4.30am and it was a dream to breathe in the lovely fresh air,” he recalls. Following what seemed like an interminable wait he recalls heavy bombers pounding the beach and ten minutes later the battleships opening up miles out at sea. “Then suddenly the mist cleared and the sight of all the ships coming towards us was just incredible,” he says. The first vessels to pass bore the specially-developed amphibious DD tanks. The 97-year-old, who still suffers excruciating headaches as a result of his injuries, speaks with the modesty characteristic of so many of the 250 Normandy veterans aboard the Royal British Legion-chartered ship MS Boudicca which on Wednesday night sets sail for Normandy.But his actions at D-Day, for which he was awarded the Croix de Guerre for outstanding gallantry, played a vital role in ensuring the success of the landings. It was from Portsmouth harbour 75 years ago that Lt Booth slipped out on one of two miniature submarines known as an X-craft on a top secret mission of the utmost importance – to be the first British vessels to reach Sword Beach directing the massed armada in.If they were captured or gave away their position it would have put the whole invasion at peril. Should the landings be delayed for more than three days their orders were to scupper their submarine, swim to shore, and join the French Resistance.  Such peril was exactly what Booth had in mind when he abandoned his degree in medicine at Cambridge University in the first term aged 18 to join the Royal Navy. After writing to a senior officer requesting a more active role he was recruited to a special unit termed the Combined Operations Pilotage and Reconnaissance Party. “I was young and idiotic enough to ask for something more exciting,” he says.  Jim BoothCredit:Paul Grover read more

Uwe Gensheimer put hands on EHF CL Golden ball

Among TOP 10 scorers of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2016/2017 before the quarter-final matches are only five active. Paris Saint Germain left wing Uwe Gensheimer is clear favorite to win the “golden ball” with 12 goals advantage ahead of Momir Ilic from Telekom Veszprem (84) and Zsolt Balogh, Jure Dolenec and Mikkel Hansen (75 each).Gensheimer was TOP scorer of EHF CL in season 2010/2011 with 118 goals as captain of Rhein Neckar Lowen.TOP 10 – goalscorers of EHF Champions League:1. Gensheimer Uwe (GER) 96 Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)2. Csaszar Gabor (HUN) 84 Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI)Ilic Momir (SRB) 84 Telekom Veszprém (HUN)4. Stojkovic Rastko (SRB) 81 HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)5. Aguinagalde Akizu Julen (ESP) 78 KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)6. Janc Blaz (SLO) 77 RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko (SLO)7. Kristopans Dainis (LAT) 76 HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)8. Balogh Zsolt (HUN) 75 MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)Dolenec Jure (SLO) 75 Montpellier HB (FRA)Hansen Mikkel (DEN) 75 Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA) paris saint germainUwe Gensheimer ← Previous Story Gábor Császár extends in Schaffhausen until 2021 Next Story → Tatabanya Grundfos to chase Fuchse Berlin for EHF Cup Final4 read more