12Ole ErevikAalborg Håndbold09.01.1981137/000 28Joakim HykkerudIFK Kristianstad10.02.1986012/019 11Erlend MamelundHaslum HK01.05.1984097/311 09Børge Lund *Rhein -Neckar Löwen13.03.1979197/378 17Magnus JøndalFollo HK07.02.1988027/036 One of the most interesting matches in the World Championships 2013 qualifications will be clash between Hungary and Norway. Norwegian head-coach, Robert Hedin invited 19 players for the matches in Veszprem (10th) and Oslo (16th of June). Before this challenge, Norway will meet twice with Russia in Moscow. 06Vegard SamdahlViking Stavanger HB21.03.1978082/108 02Kenneth Ryvoll Klev *Bergicher HC15.10.1978049/081 10Håvard TvedtenAalborg Håndbold29.06.1978193/757 26Kent Robin TønnesenHaslum HK05.06.1991014/024 04Johannes HippeHBC Nantes24.09.1990012/013 ← Previous Story Montenegro against Sweden without Zarko Markovic Next Story → Kretzschmar refused HSV – He remains in Leipzig 16Svenn Erik MedhusØyestad Håndball Elite22.06.1982042/000 15Kristian KjellingAalborg Handbold06.09.1980152/588 07Lars Erik BjørnsenDrammen HK20.07.1982098/195 13Christoffer RamboElverum Håndball18.11.1989055/131 23Sondre PaulsenØyesta Håndball Elite21.05.1988031/060 08Bjarte Myrhol *Rhein -Neckar Löwen29.05.1982135/376 20Einar Riegelhuth KorenHaslum HK12.11.1984062/109 24Magnus DahlParis Handball28.09.1988031/000 HungaryNorway handballRobert Hedin 14Espen Lie HansenBjerringbro-Silkeborg01.03.1989045/120
← Previous Story Joan Canellas to HSV now! Next Story → Junior WCh 2013: Russia and Qatar OUT! An idea to make the Bundesliga Final between two best teams from regular season at the football stadium as some kind of “season highlight“ didn’t get strong support by the Germans teams who think that that would underestimate the previous part of the season. The other solution to make handball bigger was found fast and that make happy all the handball fans across Europe, etc.„Handball Day“ in Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt will be held on September 6 2014 and organizers expect 50.000 fans to watch the match between EHF CL winner HSV Handball and EHF Cup winner, Rhein Neckar Lowen! As some pre-games will be played youth tournaments for the U 14 and U 12 kids. Whole event will have also different activities in order to make a real handball day on which every handball fan could be proud.Current record in number of fans at one handball match is 36651 at Danish Play-Off Final between AG Copenhagen and BSV Silkeborg in May 2011.Now, you know where you have to be next September…Ticket will cost 10 EUR.http://www.tag-des-handballs.de/ handball fanshandball records
One step closer to the dream – VELUX EHF F4 in Cologne is Hungarian Veszprem! One of the players who know the feeling of winning the trophy at “Lanxess Arena”, right back Laszlo Nagy knows also that the job against PSG 28:26 isnt over even Hungarians have in their bags +2 from the first match in France:– It was a very difficult match. We turnover the result and now we have to be happy because it is not easy to win here. There is also a rematch and two goals should not deceive us – said Nagy after the match… handballLaszlo NagyPSG Handballveszprem ← Previous Story “ZEBRAS” TO COLOGNE: Kiel storm over Skopje! Next Story → EHF CUP: HCM Constanta close to F4 in Berlin!
The biggest surprise of the EHF Cup weekend has been seen in Norway, where Haslum beat HSV Handball 34:32. The first gunner of the match was home team player Roe with seven goals, who help his team-mates to stay in the race for the quarter-final with the Germans and Slovenian RK Gorenje. Slovenians easily beat Pfadi Winterthur in away match – 35:26.GROUP A:Gorenje 4HSV 4Haslum 2Winterthur 2Fraikin BM Granollers celebrated an important victory over HSC Constanta 23:21 on their way to TOP 8 alongside Danish TEAM TVIS Holstebro, which outplayed Russian Sankt Petersburg 28:24.GROUP B:Team TVIS Holstebro 5Fraikin BM Granollers 5HCM Constanta 1Sankt Petersburg 1Danish Skjern Handball beat Fuchse Berlin 32:28 to almost secure TOP 8 spot. FC Porto celebrated valuable victory in Serbian city of Novi Sad against RK Vojvodina 29:27.GROUP C:Skjern 6Fuchse Berlin 4FC Porto 2RK Vojvodina 0Swedish outfir Eskilstuna Guif made an important step towards TOP 8 by taking a point in Croatia against RK NEXE 29:29. German MT Melsungen has confirmed a favorite role in Hungary over Balatonfuredi 30:24.GROUP D:MT Melsungen 6RK Nexe 3Eskilstuna 2Balatonfuredi 1 EHF Cup ← Previous Story Larvik win first spot before TOP 8 – Vardar are back on winning track Next Story → ANOTHER MISSION FAILED: Allison Pineau leaves RK Krim Mercator!
German team SC Magdeburg expressed intention to organize Men’s EHF Cup Final 4 in May 2018. European Handball Federation open process of application for organizers of the second biggest event in club’s handball, which was organized in Goppingen last season.SC Magdeburg are one of the biggest favorites to win the competition which Group stage begins on November 15.GETEC Arena in Magdeburg will be one of the venues at IHF Women’s World Championship 2017 in Germany which will be held between December 1 and 17.One of the biggest handball arenas in Germany has capacity of 7.071 seats. ← Previous Story VfL Gummersbach can’t survive without IĆ – Bahtijarevic in charge Next Story → POWERFUL GOALIE GENERATION: “Old like a wine”, who will replace them? EHF Cup 2018GETEC ArenaSC Magdeburg
WE’RE JUST OVER two weeks out from the Seanad referendum; the unlikely alignment of Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Féin are all campaigning for the abolition of the upper house, while Fianna Fáil want it to be kept and reformed.Debate is expected to intensify in the lead up to 4 October. And with that mind, two political enthusiasts have launched a site this morning that aims to cut through the parties’ claims and counter-claims and help voters decide where they stand.“Votomatic.ie basically puts together a list of seven questions to put to people,” co-creator Darragh O’Connor told TheJournal.ie. “The choice of questions is based on the Government and other parties’ positions, taken from their online material, speeches and so on.“You go through the options, and the site tells you at the end where you stand — if you’re a traditionalist, an abolitionist or a reformer.”The site differs from the referendum in that three final options are given, and O’Connor said the feedback they’d received during the site’s trial period indicated a sizeable proportion of people would be in favour of keeping the upper house and reforming it. Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of his party’s Seanad campaign (Photocall Ireland)Votomatic’s Seanad incarnation aims to build on the site’s success during the last general election.According to O’Connor: “Over 100,000 took the quiz then, and it ended up getting a lot of national attention in the media.“Voters were given around fifteen policy statements in a range of different areas like health and finance and asked for their feedback.“People who might have considered themselves, say, a hardcore Sinn Féin voter would have found they didnt’ agree with a lot of the party’s actual policies.O’Connor and the site’s other co-creator, Michal Boleslav Mechura, are also discussing plans to offer a Europe-wide version of Votomatic in the run up to next year’s EU elections.He says the long term aim of the project is to “start conversations” and help people engage with issues raised in referendums and elections. The site is run on a not-for-profit basis.You can take the quiz here.More: Here’s how the Dáil will pass legislation if the Seanad is abolished >
IT’S A LONG time away yet but Disney have announced the release date for the new Star Wars movie.‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will hit the cinema screens on 18 December 2015 with shooting set to begin in the spring of next year.Lucasfilm, which was bought by Disney just over a year ago, are changing tack as the previous time Star Wars came back to the big screen in 1999 the studio re-launched the franchise in the summer.“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.The new film is to be directed by Star Trek director J.J. Abrams who will also script it alongside longtime Lucasfilm contributor Lawrence Kasdan who worked on ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’.Read: Full details of Dublin auditions for Star Wars lead roles >Read: From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen >
Can we justify our continuing to discriminate against individuals because of their sexual orientation? I believe the answer to both of those questions is “No we cannot”.The Cabinet has already agreed to hold a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage in Ireland in the first half of 2015, along with a number of other referendums to be held on the same day.There is likely to be a vote on lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 and reducing the presidential term and minimum age requirement to run for the Áras.Column: Let’s see a vigorous, successful campaign for marriage equality >Read: There were 429 civil partnerships in the State last year > MINISTER FOR JUSTICE Alan Shatter has said that the upcoming referendum on allowing same-sex marriage in Ireland is not a vote about parenting.In a strongly-worded speech tonight in the Dáil, the Minister said it is ‘misleading’ of campaigners to raise questions about same-sex parents in a bid to stymie the marriage referendum.Minister Shatter said that the issue of children in families of same-sex couples, which is expected to be the focus of the campaigns against same-sex marriage, is “an issue of valid concern”.However, he said the Government will have to address the legal rights and obligations of sex-sex parents and prescribe clear legal frameworks for them ” irrespective of whether or not we have same-sex marriage”.“It is an issue of direct relevance to couples already in civil partnerships and to those who might celebrate civil partnerships in the future. It is not specifically or uniquely relevant to the issue of same-sex marriage although some may misleadingly depict it in that way,” he said.“”The intended referendum is about one thing only: the question of who is permitted to marry in the eyes of the State,” the Minister said.Ireland’s marriage laws “were framed for a different time”, he told the Dail during a debate this evening about the report by the Constitutional Convention on same-sex marriage.The Minister for Justice also said that religious solemnisers will not be forced to go against their religious beliefs to perform marriages for same-sex couples.He compared the restrictions faced on marriage by gay and lesbian couples to the Penal Laws of the 18th century which banned marriage between Catholics and Protestants.“Those restrictions, which would have seemed reasonable at the time to those who put them in place were, in more enlightened times, dismantled as deeply unfair and discriminatory,” he said. We must now ask ourselves whether we can continue to ignore the strong wish of same-sex couples to participate in an institution which so many in this State consider vital to our well-being and a cornerstone of the formation of a family?
THE SUDANESE ARMY said it recaptured several areas bordering South Sudan today as fighting raged across the frontier between its ex-rebel rulers and a one-time civil war ally.The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N), which has been fighting government troops in border states since 2011, denied the army’s claim of gains in South Kordofan.An armed forces spokesman quoted by state media said that troops had penetrated the Al-Ardiba area in the eastern part of the Nuba mountains, a region whose non-Arab population’s civil war sympathies largely lay with the now independent south.Troops suffered several dead and wounded in the operation but seized “more than 30″ military vehicles, the statement said.The rebels denied losing any positions in the state, where they took up arms soon after South Sudan voted nearly three years ago to break away.“This… is completely false. We are holding our positions and we have not evacuated any of them,” SPLM-N spokesman Arnu Lodi told AFP.“It is true that there are ongoing clashes in the area, but no side controls the region,” he added.Sudanese authorities have severely restricted access to the war zone for aid workers, journalists and foreign diplomats, making it difficult to verify claims.RefugeesThe Sudanese government said more refugees from the fighting in neighbouring South Sudan had fled into South Kordofan today.The United Nations said today it has counted “large numbers” of bodies of prisoners and civilians killed in South Sudan’s worsening conflict.The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said that “atrocities are continuing to occur” across the country even as President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar agree to try ceasefire talks.UNMISS is gravely concerned about mounting evidence of gross violations of international human rights law that have occurred in South Sudan during the past 15 days.“Extra-judicial killings of civilians and captured soldiers have occurred in various parts of the country, as evidenced by the discovery of large numbers of bodies” in the capital Juba, as well as Malakal and Bor, the main cities in Upper Nile and Jonglei states.“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the atrocities committed against innocent civilians of different communities by elements from both sides during the crisis,” said Hilde Johnson, UN representative in South Sudan.UN humanitarian officials say thousands are feared dead in the conflict which erupted on December 15.The UN mission said it is “actively collecting information” on the atrocities to be used for future official inquiries.- © AFP, 2013Read: Goal has evacuated staff from South Sudan>
Updated 13.20IRELAND’S HOPES OF qualifying for the 2016 European Championships were boosted today with confirmation that they will be a second seed in next month’s draw.Martin O’Neill’s side have been ranked among Europe’s second tier and will avoid tricky clashes with Sweden, Belgium, Ukraine and Croatia on the road to France 2016.With only two automatic qualification spots available in each group, seeding gives Ireland a stronger chance of success.Denmark, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Hungary are the other second seeds that Ireland cannot face when the qualifying draw takes place in Nice on 23 February.The draw will divide 53 countries into nine groups — eight groups of six and one group of five.In a new move France, who have already qualified as hosts, will be “partnered” with the five-team group to play friendlies.England, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands must be in six-team groups for television rights reasons. For political reasons the UEFA Executive Committee has also ruled that Azerbaijan cannot meet Armenia, and Spain cannot play Gibraltar.The 2016 tournament will be first European Championships since the decision to expand it to 24 teams. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the finals along with the third-placed side with the best record.The remaining eight third-placed teams will play off in November 2015 for the remaining four spots.Ireland’s first qualifier will take place on 7-9 September 2014. Under UEFA’s new ‘Week of Football’ concept, games in each international break will be played across a Thursday to Tuesday window with double-headers on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday.Euro 2016 qualifying draw – seedingsPot 1: Spain (holders), Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaPot 2: Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Republic of IrelandPot 3: Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Norway, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, PolandPot 4: Montenegro, Armenia, Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia, BelarusPot 5: Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, CyprusPot 6: Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar– First published 12.51Alex Ferguson gets UEFA role, Platini reveals
It’s all about participating, working behind the scenes, creating your own bit of madness, and looking after your own front porch ELECTRIC PICNIC ARE giving out grants for art caravans.Yes, that’s correct. Grants of between €300 to €2,000 are being provided to help you get your creativity on.Submission forms are available…but, be warned, it is not as easy as it first sounds.The Catch?To begin, the work has to be ‘interactive’!Just sitting, looking pretty isn’t going to cut it…your wheels need to offer some sort of entertainment. But without any performers or activities. Basically, the caravans have to be interactive but also “stand on their own as installations”.Roz Jellet is the stylist behind Trailer Park and she says: BrainstormIt’s time to get your creative thinking cap on as the deadline is 28 February at 11.59am…to be specific about it.Then it’s time for final decisions to be made and you’ll find out by mid-March if you’ve got the cash to create your masterpiece!Electric Picnic dates and ticket reward scheme announced for 2014>It looks like those Electric Picnic lineup ‘announcements’ are bogus>
http://youtu.be/TPNokqo8tsw(Video: John Meaney/YouTube)SIXTH CLASS PUPILS at St Colmcille’s National School in Westport, Co Mayo have put together this unique performance of Mama Mia as Gaeilge for your viewing pleasure.The class have practised and performed their version of the song as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and we think it’s actually quite catchy.Sing it with us now… CEN FÁTH, nach bhfuil tu in aice liomsa?Read: Here’s why everyone should stop calling it ‘St Patty’s Day’>
SHARP-EYED BRAY residents may have spotted these spoof election posters for several swan ‘election candidates’ earlier this month. Source: James NolanThe folks at the Harbour Bar in Bray have revealed themselves as the brains behind the wonderful posters, and as it turns out, they’re pretty serious about the whole thing.This morning, they opened a ballot box for the local swans on the beach, so they too can vote for the birds they think will best serve their community. As the polls opened this morning, feathers remained unruffled. Source: Facebook/The Harbour Bar But the birds soon flocked to cast their vote. Source: Facebook/The Harbour BarThe Harbour Bar is reporting an ‘excellent turnout’, but there’s no indication of how the results will go.Frances Bird is now the front runner after Independent candidate Feather O’Kelly was revealed to have fathered a ‘love cygnet’, but neither are counting their chicks before they hatch.The plot thickens. We’ll keep you updated.Previously: Bray has some very unusual local election candidates>
It’s been a wild week for Wikileaks: after leaking thousands of diplomatic cables, the site was hit by a massive DDoS attack that threw traffic at their server up to 10 Gbit per second. That forced Wikileaks off the web for a little bit, until they moved to Amazon‘s S3 cloud-based hosting system… only to promptly be booted off of that service as well when Amazon bowed to political pressure.They’ve moved hosts again now, this time to France, but now Wikileaks has a bigger problem: they’ve been kicked off their Domain Name Service, or DNS, provider, EveryDNS.AdChoices广告In a statement, EveryDNS denies bowing to political calls to censor the notorious leak site. Instead, they say they had to terminate their relationship with Wikileaks to protect the stability of their other customers:…wikileaks.org has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the EveryDNS.net infrastructure, which enables access to almost 500,000 other websites.Thus, last night, at approximately 10PM EST, December 1, 2010 a 24 hour termination notification email was sent to the email address associated with the wikileaks.org account. Of course, there are plenty of other options for Wikileaks when it comes to finding a replacement DNS services, but for right now, Wikileaks is effectively homeless. What a week!Read more at EveryDNS
Telltale Games has a proven history of injecting new life into dusty and forgotten franchises, having brought both the Sam and Max and Monkey Island franchises back to life as part of a pair of award-winning adventure game series. But can Telltale Games do the same for a franchise as mainstream and beloved as Back to the Future?We’ll find out for sure later this month, but the first official trailer for the Back to the Future game sure seems like an auspicious start. One of the big questions about the games has been how they’d do Marty, since Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Disease prevents him from doing these sorts of projects anymore. The answer: a voice actor named A.J. Locascio, who does the most spot-on impression of Michael J. Fox this side of Alex P. Keaton. Christopher Lloyd is also back as Doc Brown, albeit seeming a little older and less dynamic than we last saw him.I’m a big fan of the Back to the Future films, so perhaps my dorkiest question is when these games are supposed to be set. After all, in Back to the Future III, the DeLorean time machine was destroyed, and Doc Brown zoomed off in a flying, steampunk locomotive to be with his new family. The Back to the Future game seems to take place before this event, but the series doesn’t actually give a window during which time this game could have occurred.Okay, maybe I’m overthinking it. Either way, all will be revealed when Telltale releases the first episode of Back to the Future later this month.
Need some last-minute stocking stuffers? Here’s a pretty great one for a pretty great price from (who else?) the folks at Woot. For a limited time, you can nap Jakks Pacific’s EyeClops Mini Projector. This little gadget can project video from an iPhone or iPod up to 60 inches.The Eyeclops also works with DVD players, video games, and a bunch of handheld devices. There’s a pivoting arm, volume control, and focal point adjustor. This kid-friendly also doesn’t get hot.Woot has the projector for $24.99 (plus $5 shipping). You’ll also need to spring for RCA cables and some “D” batteries.
Sony has posted some news on its European Playsation blog that the Japanese company is launching a free Playstation App for iPhone and Android smartphones. However when the app is made available to download you will need at least iPhone iOS 4 or a minimum of Android OS 1.6.The first version (1.0) will allow you to do the following:Check out your PlayStation Network trophies and keep up to date with your friends’ games and online status. Discover all the latest games, news and hardware for your PlayStation 3, PSP and PlayStation 2. Read all the announcements on the PlayStation.Blog. Share your favourite products or news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail.To start with the app will be available in the following countries: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands. However the next version will support most SCEE countries and will also let you comment directly on PlayStation.Blog.AdChoices广告Read more at PlayStation.Blog
Now they’re no tablets, but it seems we’re destined to see a whole slew of of pocket camcorders this ces. Kodak fired the first shot today with two Flip competitors–the Kodak Playfull, and the Playsport Zx5 (sensing a bit of a theme with these names).The Kodak Playfull is a skinny, compact camcorder, measuring 0.7 inches thick. It offers 1080p video at 30 frames a second or 720p at 60 frames. It can also capture 5MP stills. There’s a 1.5-inch display on the thing that auto adjusts to the light in the room. Built-in software lets you add effects to the video directly on the camera. The camera also has an SD slot for expanded memory.The Playsport Zx5, meanwhile, is an update to the rugged Zx3. The camera is waterproof up to 10 feet and is booth shockproof and dustproof–so you can get the thing dirty. It shoots 1080p video at 30 frames a second or 720p at 60 frames, features a 2-inch LCD, and has an SD card slot.The Playfull and Playsport will both be available in the spring, for $149.95 and $179.95, respectively. AdChoices广告
Update: This deal has ended, but you can always find the latest Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop deals & coupons from our friends at LogicBuy.Our other top deals:LaCie CooKey 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive w/ 4GB Wuala Online Storage for $41.39 + free shipping (reg. $45.99 | use coupon 8LG7XLCVX7VL21)PlayStation 3 250GB System w/ Uncharted 3 GOTY & Starhawk for $269 + free shipping (reg. $329.98 | ends soon)Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD with install kit and Software for $99 + free shipping (reg. $169.99 | ends soon) While we commonly see things like a Core i5 processor and USB 3.0 in this price range, Dell’s 15R SE stands out in a number of ways. The biggest is its standard 2GB Radeon HD 7330M graphics and backlit keyboard, both features which we typically see in laptops priced around $1000. The combination of these high-end bits with a budget-friendly Core i5 processor makes for a superb find for bargain hunters.Dell didn’t stop with the Radeon 7330M or a fancy keyboard though. Buyers also get an upgrade chassis, four USB 3.0 ports (with one capable of charging mobile devices), Bluetooth 4.0, VGA and HDMI video outputs, and an HD webcam. There is an optical drive, unlike so many new computers these days, and a rather nice looking exterior, if you care about that sort of thing.Dell backs up this deal with one year of in-home warranty service, another thing we don’t see included at no cost by any other manufacturers. Even the chassis screams premium, with its black anodized aluminum construction and sleek aesthetics.The main downside is that this offer will end very soon and likely won’t last past tonight. If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly laptop, this is the deal of the year you have been waiting for.Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition 15.6-inch Core i5 laptop with 2GB Radeon HD 7730M for $549.99 + free shipping (reg. $799.99 | use coupon V0N3VFFVHKTWS0 | ends soon)
There is a very large hole in the Sun — large even for something that is sun-sized. So, we’re probably all going to die soon after the effects of the implosion catch up to Earth, right? While your morbid fantasy tends to be more appealing to us as the workday drags on, unfortunately, we’re all going to live. The hole, pictured in its full glory below, is actually a normal occurrence in the realm of giant, fiery celestial bodies, known as a coronal hole.The reason why you don’t look up into the sky and see a gap in the Sun is because coronal holes become visible to the human eye once they’re captured with extreme ultraviolet light. The holes aren’t anything too extraordinary, as they’re simply areas on the Sun’s corona that are lower in density, less hot, and darker. Last week, one of the holes rotated toward the Earth, and astronomers were able to capture footage of the black maw.Coronal holes tend to create auroras on, or solar winds aimed at, Earth, so we weren’t in any real danger from the extraterrestrial void.The true end of days aren’t upon us — at least not because the Sun is imploding. So, if you were really hoping the world would end so you didn’t have to mow your out-of-control lawn this weekend like some of us, you’ll have to instead be satisfied with pretty pictures of a coronal hole.