Nik Tominec to stay in Kadetten Schaffhausen until 2015

Kadetten SchaffhausenNik Tominec ← Previous Story Women’s EHF Cup: Danish duo, Metz and Zalau in TOP 4! Next Story → C.O Zagreb and Goluza – End of story? Slovenian right wing with Swiss passport, Nik Tominec (22) will stay in Kadetten Schaffhausen until 2015. Left handed player came to Swiss champion in 2011. He is playing on the right side of Kadetten’s attack alongside with Rares Jurca and Aleksandar Stojanovic. Tominec was a member of Slovenian teams Cimos Koper and RK Maribor Branik before he move to Switzerland.

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BATTLE FOR QATAR 2015 BiH in knockout stage – Four others are…

Qatar 2015Qatar handball Very exciting pre-qualification for the World Championship in Qatar 2015 coming to the end, but there is still no answer in four groups, where winner will be decided in the last Round! Only Bosnia and Herzegovina secured their place in “knock-out” stage next June.Group 1Georgia : Lithuania 26:23 ( 15:12 )Turkey : Finland 25:19 ( 11:9 )Standing :1 Lithuania  5 – 7 points2 Georgia 5-63 Turkey 5-44 Finland 5-3Group 2Wednesday, 8 January:Romania : Italy 34:29 ( 20:13 )Cyprus : Slovakia 18:20 ( 9:11 )Standing:1 Romania 5 – 10 points2 Slovakia 5-83 Italy 5-24 Cyprus 5-0Group 3Switzerland : Slovenia 23:31 ( 12:19 )Ukraine : Luxembourg 34:22 ( 15:12 )Standing:1 Ukraine  5 – 92 Slovenia 5-83 Switzerland 5-34 Luxembourg 5-0Group 4Wednesday, 8 January:Greece : The Netherlands 24:19 ( 11:7 )Israel : Belgium 27:25 ( 12:11 )Standing:1 Israel 5-62 Greece 5-63 Netherlands 5-44 Belgium 5-4Group 5Wednesday, 8 January:Bosnia : Estonia 28:26 ( 15:9 )Latvia : Portugal 24:26 ( 13:8 )Standing:1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 – 10 points2 Portugal 5-63 Latvia 5-44 Estonia 5-0 ← Previous Story “Green light” for Omeyer! Next Story → EHF EURO 2014: TOP 10 STARS read more

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Tanja Medved new sports director at HC Vardar

← Previous Story EURO 2014 FINAL: Denmark against France! Next Story → We were living like the animals here! Said Goluža in tears A well known name in female handball has been named sports director at HC Vardar. Tanja Medved, who started her international career in Skopje, is back in Macedonia’s capital, this time to try to guide WHC Vardar to becoming Europe’s best.“I’m happy to be back in Skopje, and big thanks to the club for the confidence they have in me, especially being with Indira (Kastratovic) and Gordana (Naceva) together  again is great. I’m sure WHC Vardar will be recognizable name in handball very soon. And just to underline that I feel no stranger here, because Macedonia loves handball, and I hope to be successful at this role as I was successful when I played handball” – said Medved at her promotion, together with HC Vardar’s owner, Samsonenko. rakometrukometsamsonenkotanja medvedVardarwhc vardar read more

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The Fakers Guide to the EHF Champions League 201415

To celebrate the return of the biggest handball club competition this week we present a guide to this season’s Champions League, the key actors and stories. Most games will be broadcast freely on www.ehftv.com.Main storyline: German clubs have won the competition in each of the last three seasons, including an all-Bundesliga final in 2013/14. At the same time, Eastern Europe is strengthening its challenge in the form of Hungarian champions Veszprém, Polish champions Vive Tauron Kielce, and Macedonian twins HC Metalurg and HC Vardar. Which trend will prevail in 2014/15?Favourite: THW Kiel Biggest rival: BarcelonaOutside bet for the title: Paris Saint-GermainMy Final4 forecast: THW Kiel, Barcelona, Veszprém, Paris Saint-GermainSeven players to watch:Arpad Sterbik Capar (goalkeeper, HC Vardar)Rene Toft-Hansen (pivot, THW Kiel)Uwe Gensheimer (left wing, Rhein-Neckar Lӧwen)Siarhei Rutenka (left back, Barcelona)Jim Gottfridsson (playmaker, Flensburg-Handewitt)Laszlo Nagy (right back, Veszprém)Luc Abalo (right wing, Paris Saint-Germain)Five unmissable group ties:HC Metalurg – Paris Saint-Germain (28/9/2014 in Macedonia, 26-30/11/2014 in France), Metalurg’s home win last season confirmed that it is ‘for real’ and that things might not go so smoothly for the French “super team”Veszprém – Rhein-Neckar Lӧwen (4/10/2014 in Hungary, 3-6/12/2014 in Germany), A repeat of last season’s group stage clashes, which were decided by a total of one goal in favour of Veszprém HCVardar – Rhein-Neckar Lӧwen (12/10/2014 in Macedonia, 18-22/2/2015 in Germany), The rematch in Germany on the last day of the group stage is likely to decide the battle for second place in group CFlensburg-Handewitt – Barcelona (12-16/11/2014 in Germany, 19-23/11/2014 in Spain), A repeat of their incredible semi-final from last season (highlights: http://www.laola1.tv/en-int/video/condensed-fc-barcelona-sg-flensburg-handewitt/191143.html)Paris Saint-Germain – THW Kiel (12-16/11/2014 in France, 19-23/11/2014 in Germany), Legendary goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer faces the team he won three Champions League titles withFInal standings of the groups:Group A 1. THW Kiel – With arguably the most star-studded backcourt in the history of the game, the challenge for coach Alfred Gislason will be how to keep Filip Jicha, Domagoj Duvnjak and co. all happy at the same time2. Paris Saint-Germain – After last season’s massive disappointment, expectations are somewhat downgraded for the richest club in the world, despite the addition of French Olympic champions Thierry Omeyer, William Accambray, Xavier Barachet3. HC Metalurg – The Macedonian champions will rely on the best home court advantage in the competition as they target a third quarter-final appearance in a row4. Naturhouse La Rioja – Spain’s second team added experienced players in the hope of improving on last season’s fifth place finish in the group stage5. Meshkov Brest – Back in the group stage for the first time in seven years, the Belorussian champions added a number of Balkan players with Champions League experience in the hope of being competitive 6. HC Zagreb – The eternal Croatian champions can draw on their country’s best young players, but a lack of pedigree will likely count against them in a tough groupGroup B 1. Barcelona – Having been shockingly defeated in the last two Final4s, coach Xavi Pascual and his star-studded team are running out of excuses2. Flensburg-Handewitt – The defending champions lost a couple of key experienced players and replaced them with youth, but would you count against Ljubomir Vranjes’ team after last season’s miracle run?3. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn – Experience is the name of the game for the Danish champions, who will be targeting a place in the quarter-finals at least4. Orlen Wisla Plock – Plock keeps losing games and key players to domestic rival Kielce but should comfortably make it out of the group stage5. Alingsas – Sweden’s new champions rely entirely on domestic players and do not appear to have the quality to compete with the continent’s top teams6. Besiktas Mogaz – Somewhat of a surprise qualifier, the Turkish champions are here mainly to gain experienceGroup C 1. Veszprém – The Hungarian champions have added a number of world-class players to an already strong squad, and will be looking to build on last year’s Final4 appearance and go all the way this time2. Rhein-Neckar Lӧwen – The Lions have focused on quality by letting a large number of players leave and replacing them with a small selection of newcomers headed by Danish goalscorer Mads Mensah Larsen3. HC Vardar – Having narrowly missed out on a place in the Final4, Vardar brought in experienced players and will be expecting to do better than last year4. Montpellier Agglomeration – Having lost its dominant position in France following a betting scandal in 2012, this current Montpellier team is a couple of steps below the top European sides5. Chekhovskie Medvedi – Russia’s eternal champions return after a one-year absence caused by financial hardship6. Celje Pivovarna Lasko – Having lost virtually every key player from last season’s team, the record Slovenian champions have been done no favours by being placed in a tough groupGroup D 1. Vive Tauron Kielce – Talant Dujshebaev’s reign in charge of the Polish champions started with the team crashing out of the Champions League last season, but expectations remain high for a Final4 run in the legendary coach’s first full season in charge2. Pick Szeged – Strong additions and an easy group should encourage the reigning EHF Cup winners that they can make a run at least to the quarter-finals3. Aalborg – Having lost two of its star young players to the German league, Aalborg would be happy with just making it to the second round4. Dunkerque Grand Littoral – France’s shock champions have been handed a favourable group and must improve on their last-place finish in 2013/145. Motor Zaporozhye – A run to the second round last year shows that you should not underestimate the Ukrainian champions, but a repeat may not be on the cards6. Kadetten Schaffhausen – Swiss champions Kadetten are back after a year absence and would be looking to sneak into the second roundTEXT: BEN SHAFRAN EHF Champions LeagueFaker’s guideThe Faker’s Guide to the EHF Champions League 2014/15 ← Previous Story “IT IS ENOUGH”: Leganger ends career! Next Story → TOP 20 TRANSFERS IN WOMEN’S HANDBALL: Bulatovic and Penezic the names of summer 2014! read more

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Siraba Dembele to Rostov Don

One of the world’s best left wings, nominated also for the MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015, Siraba Dembele (30) will join Russian Rostov Don at the end of current season, writes handnews.fr. French star plays at ŽRK Vardar Skopje third season in a row.Before Macedonia, Dembele played at Danish Randers HK.Rostov Don are highly-ambition team with one of the best world’s goalie of the decade – Norwegian Katrin Lunde between the posts. Katrin LundeRostov DonSiraba Dembele ← Previous Story Denis Buntić to PICK Szeged! Next Story → Croatian youngstar Šime Ivić joins HBC Nantes

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Zvonko Sundovski overtakes Israeli NT

National team of Israel has a new head-coach – Zvonko Sundovski. Experienced Macedonian coach, who was leading Romanian side CSM Bucharest for a few years, will try to put Israeli handball on another level in upcoming years.His best achievement with the national teams is fifth place with Macedonia at Men’s EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia. ← Previous Story Draw for EHF CL 2017/2018: Which is stronger group? Next Story → FROM DOHA TO PARIS: Issam Tej to US Creteil

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PGE Vive Kielce and Barca to set new attendance handball world record

← Previous Story FULL SUPPORT: Talant Dujshebaev six more years in Kielce! Next Story → PGE Vive Kielce two months without Filip Ivic The president of PGE Vive Kielce, Bertus Servaas, informed also about his plans of organizing friendly matches between his team and FC Barcelona Lassa. At 21.12.2018. PGE VIVE Kielce will play in a prestigious 500 SuperFinal HBL. The winner will play against other opponent next year.Against Barca, Kielce will play also in the Summer of 2020 or 2021 at the PGE Narodowy national stadium. It will be the next friendly game with a foreign club taking place beyond the Świętokrzyskie region borders, after playing against PSG in Kraków, in August 2015. During the then show, that finished with a draw 32:32, the handball record attendance in the country was beaten thanks to 15.300 spectators present in the arena.This means that new world-record in attendance could be set after 44.189 fans at German Super Cup in Frankfurt a few years ago…Capacity is over 58.000 seats. read more

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The Weird Wide Web the week in online oddities

first_img– SuperSpectre1Uploaded by nyrainbow2Completely wrongThis is what happened when you typed “completely wrong” into a Google images search this week… so childish (snigger).First world problemsReady to feel awful about all your whining and bitching? This ought to do it…by TheGiftOfWaterStickers on the Central LineA group which describes itself as being “responsible for the beautification of the Central Line” has been jazzing up London’s Underground of late. The work of Stickers on the Central Line may be the bane of lost tourists – but, well… that’s not our problem. WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at some of the internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.Facebook is like…So, the world’s biggest social networking service has brought out its first major advert.With this ad, we presume Facebook meant to strike a profound tone. Instead, they have ended up with a disembodied voice discussing how dark and cold the universe is… and something about chairs. Not a great start.Uploaded by digitelvideosOn the plus side, it’s just begging to be parodied and – of course – the internet has obliged.Uploaded by donalmulliganThe softer side of YouTube commentsMark Slutsky, creator of SadYouTube, has trawled through millions of YouTube comments (a trying task) to pick out the “nuggets of humanity” in response to the music presented there. Buzzfeed has picked out 11 of the best – but be warned: they are a little bit heartbreaking.High school. After lunch, some of the girls would dance on the gym floor, before classes. Beth, JoEllen, Nina, to name a few. This song had come out, and they just danced to it. I remember sitting, and waiting for my favorite girl to come out. When she did, my heart beat sped up till I thought I would pass out. She knew I was there. I heard it at Travis AFB, before going to Nam. I just cried, while waiting to board the plane.last_img read more

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Autopsy due after BBC chauffeur accused of child sexual abuse found dead

first_imgA FORMER BBC driver arrested as part of an investigation set up to examine sexual abuse claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile was found dead yesterday after failing to turn up to court, police said.David Smith, 66, was found at his south London home at 2:20 pm. He was earlier due to appear in court to answer five claims of sexual abuse against a 12-year-old boy.“Police attended a private address in Effingham Road, Lewisham on Monday 28 October as a man had failed to appear at Southwark Crown Court today,” said a police statement.At approx 1420 officers entered the address and found the body of a man. A FME (forensic medical examiner) attended and pronounced the man dead at the scene. Next of kin are being informed.A post-mortem is to be carried out to establish the cause of death.Police were still awaiting formal identification, but Britain’s press reported the man to be Smith.The chauffeur was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, set up in the wake of hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse against DJ Savile, who died in 2011 aged 84.Smith was the first person to be charged in the investigation after it was claimed he sexually abused the boy between June 1 and July 21, 1984.- © AFP, 2013Read: More indecent assault charges for DJ Dave Lee Travis > Read: Rolf Harris appears in court on child sex charges >last_img read more

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UTV plans to launch new Dublinbased TV station

first_imgTHERE COULD BE a new Irish TV channel on the air in a little over 12 months time.UTV Media – which runs the popular Northern Ireland channel as well as a raft of Irish and UK radio stations – has announced plans launch a new Dublin-based service.An application to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland for a Content Provision Contract was submitted today.The move follows the signing of an agreement giving UTV exclusive Irish broadcasting rights for ITV Studios programmes, including popular soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale, from early 2015.Both programmes — along with other ITV shows like ‘Jeremy Kyle’ — are currently staples of the TV3 schedule.UTV Media has previously been linked with a possible takeover bid of TV3.The new channel will be based in Dublin. According to the company, it will also have “additional newsgathering and reporting presence in Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick”.UTV runs six radio stations in the Republic of Ireland: FM104 and Q102 in Dublin, Cork’s 96FM/C103, the Drogheda-based LMFM and Live 95FM in Limerick. Its UK stations include TalkSport, which is the country’s number one commercial speech broadcaster.According to Group CEO John McCann: “The audience in Ireland has known the UTV brand for more than 50 years through our station for Northern Ireland and we’re delighted to announce our plans for a new dedicated channel for viewers in the Republic of Ireland.“UTV Media already has a very strong presence in the Republic of Ireland employing more than 300 people in our various businesses including our market leading Irish radio stations. We look forward to building on that success with the launch of a new Irish TV channel.“After incurring start-up costs in 2014 we expect the new channel to breakeven in its first full year of operation and then move into profit from 2016.“Today’s announcement represents a strong vote of confidence in Irish broadcasting and our investment in the Irish economy.”UTV Media says its planning to create 100 jobs as the new venture launches.Read: UTV Media reports drop in revenue, says Irish radio market “difficult” >Read: Adrian Kennedy departs for rival station morning slot in shock move >last_img read more

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