End of the season for Gregor Potočnik Celje PL

One of the most perspective player of Slovenian vice-champion and EHF CL team, Gregor Potočnik (20) has injured knee ligaments and will be out of the court for the rest of the season. One of the promising part of the Vladan Matic’s squad won’t be able to help his team-mates in the battles in Slovenia and Europe. Celje PLGregor Potočnik ← Previous Story Rock Feliho joins HBC Nantes again! Next Story → Women’s EHF CL Qual: FTC is in elite already!

Denmark and Brazil – In battle for the final

← Previous Story 16.028 FANS IN “KOMBANK ARENA” – NEW WORLD RECORD! Next Story → Olympic and World’s champion is out, Hergeirsson: It’s my responsiblity Danish team will have a chance to give a revenge to the Brazilian girls in the semi-finals on Friday. Denmark beat Germany 31:28 with fantastic last five minutes of the match (4:1 series), while Brazil beat Hungary 33:31 after 80 minutes battle and four extra-times…Schedule for the semi-finals on Friday:Serbia – Poland 18:00Denmark – Brazil 20.45 serbia 2013WWCH 2013 read more

Green light for Omeyer

After many injuries finally a good news for handball lovers. One of the best goalkeepers in this century Thierry Omeyer will be among 18 players on which Claude Onesta count at the upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark! HC Montpellier’s member wasn’t between the posts in the last two months, but after recovery treatment he got a “green light” from his team to participate at the tournament where France will try to get back in the TOP 4 after bad performance in Spain last January.France will play in Preliminary Group in Aarhus with Serbia, Poland and Russia.Goalkeepers:: Cyril Dumoulin, Vincent Gérard, OmeyerPlayers: Luc Abalo, William Accambray, Igor Anic, Jérôme Fernandez, Matthieu Grébille, Samuel Honrubia, Guillaume Joli, Nikola Karabatic, Luka Karabatic, Kentin Mahé, Daniel Narcisse, Kevyn Nyokas, Valentin Porte, Cédric Sorhaindo, Michaël Guigou.source: handnews.fr ← Previous Story SCHOCK IN CROATIA: Blazenko Lackovic to miss EHF EURO 2014 Next Story → BATTLE FOR QATAR 2015: BiH in “knock-out” stage – Four others are… read more

CSM Bucuresti W to make superteam next season

Alexandra do Nascimento, Fernanda Franca da Silva and Ana Paula Rodrigues are the first three names that will join CSM Bucurest in the next season, all three currently players of Hypo, and reigning World Champions with Brazil. More signings are expected to join the team, and the aim is to win the Champions League 2015/2016. Gabriela Perianu, Oana Manea, Aurelia Brădeanu, Linnea Thorstenson are among the names that are rumoured to be in contacts with the club and ongoing negotiations.Mette Klit is to be named the new coach for the current season. The club wanted Jakob Vestergaard, but finally they opted for Klit, who signed the contract and will be joining the club on 15th of February.source: gsp.ro Alexandra Do Nascimentoana paula rodriguesCSM Bucurestifranca ← Previous Story Robi Konecnik moves to Switzerland Next Story → Junior Fasano wins Italian Cup! read more

Its not popular to be in Labour Party not surprised by Dermot

first_imgSOUTH DUBLIN MAYOR Dermot Looney’s decision to quit the Labour party last night has not come as a surprise to many who have listened to his criticisms of its policies in coalition over the last three years.The party has now lost 27 councillors, all of whom have directly identified the junior coalition partner’s role in government as the reason for their defection.The 31-year-old teacher, who represents the Tallaght Central area of south Dublin, had been selected to run for Labour in May’s local elections last year, but said last night he had “no distance left to run” believing the party has “kowtowed” to Fine Gael’s agenda.Prior to his resignation yesterday, Looney missed the party’s conference last November and according to his now former party colleague in Tallaght Central, Pamela Kearns, he had missed the last eight constituency council meetings as well.“This is the ideal place to raise concerns because it’s all Labour people but Dermot hasn’t been able to make any of the meetings unfortunately. We even changed our nights to try and accommodate him. So whilst I am not surprised, I don’t remember having any talks about it… which is a bit of a sad thing,” she said.The timing of Looney’s departure will puzzle some within the party given its rise in the polls, the economic improvement and the belief that almost certain losses at the local elections in the summer will not be as bad as had been feared.But there was also a sense of inevitability about it given he had always been opposed to the party going into government with Fine Gael and had frequently criticised policies and measures on his Twitter account.Kearns said: “It has been predicted to be a hard election for any Labour councillor in May and it is because people are hurting and we are all acutely aware of that, but my perspective on it is we are doing our best for the country, not for ourselves.” She also suggested that Looney’s “big personal vote” may have swayed his decision to now run as an independent in May’s elections given the unpopularity of Labour and noting his high-profile decision to use part of his salary to benefit 50 community groups.“I imagine he has a strong personal vote,” she said. “It’s not popular to be in the Labour party at the moment.”A Labour spokesperson said it is now clear “that we are making real progress” and that it’s not about personalities.“It’s not about those public representatives who have quit the party. It’s about those who have had the courage to stick with it, despite the fact that some very tough decisions have had to be made,” they said.But some within the party were less diplomatic in their response with Cork South West TD Michael McCarthy tweeting last night:Gone: South Dublin mayor resigns from Labour partyRead: The other 26 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in governmentlast_img read more

ESB will use its network to bring broadband to rural areas

first_imgDespite these welcome developments it remains the case that many towns, villages and communities, particularly in rural Ireland, will see very little of this investment.Ireland’s widely dispersed population and topography means that there are some areas where it is simply not viable for the commercial sector to provide services. Tonight’s news has been welcomed by several spokespeople from opposition parties, with  Sinn Féin TD Michael Colreavy describing broadband as an “almost essential utility for every household”“There are many areas in Ireland, most of them rural, which still do not receive an adequate broadband connection. The lack of broadband or poor service levels is becoming a constraint in accessing services,” he said.Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan also welcomed the legislation but has suggested an amendment to the legislation to ensure that customers are delivered what they have been promised:It is my intention to bring forward an amendment to this legislation so that the services advertised by the broadband providers with regard to speed and quality are reflected by the actual speed and quality of the broadband the consumer receives.Read: Every secondary school will have access to high-speed broadband by September say ministers >Read: More than half of all households in Ireland have broadband > THE ESB IS expected to enter the broadband market as the Government looks to allow them to use their electricity distribution network to provide telecoms services.Communications Minister Pat Rabbittee this evening announced the publication of a bill that would allow for this, saying that it would benefit rural areas in particular.Rabbittee said that the opportunity has been put forward by the ESB who are currently seeking a “joint venture partner with a view to providing such services on a wholesale only basis”.The minister stressed that the ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2013 merely enables the use of the electricity network for communications purposes but that he expects the ESB to publish the details of what they are proposing.Rabbittee noted that commercial telecommunications providers are investing in Ireland but added some of this investment is not being spread evenly throughout the country:last_img read more

Oireachtas agenda Motor tax health insurance and beef DNA tests

first_imgThe Health Committee gets the day rolling at 9:30am with all four health insurers attending to offer their thoughts to the forthcoming health insurance levy to fund the risk equalisation scheme. (Watch here.)Also meeting at 9:30am, the Agriculture committee is briefed on next week’s meeting of EU agriculture ministers – where Simon Coveney will secure agreement for mandatory DNA testing of beef products – and will also get a six-monthly report on agricultural developments in the EU. (Watch here.)At 10am, the Public Accounts Committee gets an unusual job: checking out the spending habits of the Revenue Commissioners, and how it collects its money. (Watch here.)At 11am, representatives from the Human Rights Consortium address the Good Friday Agreement committee on a possible Bill of Rights for the people of Northern Ireland. Against the backdrop of the flags dispute, the right to self-identity to a political allegiance will make an interesting talking point. (Watch here.)FInally, at 2pm the EU Affairs committee meets representatives from TASC and UCC who will discuss financial and budgetary integration in the EU, and ensuring that this does not conflict with democratic accountability. (Watch here.)Explainer: How does a Bill become a law? WHAT ARE OUR politicians doing in the halls of Leinster House?TheJournal.ie lets you know with our guide to what’s coming up to the Dáil, Seanad and various Oireachtas committees today.DÁILEamon Gilmore takes the morning’s Leaders’ Questions at 10:30am, before TDs agree to the day’s agenda before kicking back into the Finance Bill, which turns the Budget’s tax changes into law. This should be totally wrapped up by 2:30pm.TDs are back at 3pm to discuss more Budget changes – this time making permanent increases to motor tax rates, with a final vote due at 7pm. The day then finishes with debate on four topical issues and Dail questions to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, at 7:48pm.The day’s Dáil business can all be viewed here.SEANADA simple day in the Seanad: 75 minutes of discussion on the Seanad’s future agenda (10:30am) before the Seanad Public Consultation Committee takes over the room to hold a three-hour discussion on “change-makers in Ireland“.The day’s Seanad business can all be viewed here.COMMITTEESFive committee meetings help to round off the week:last_img read more

Man charged after father and daughter seriously injured in hammer attack

first_imgUpdated 20/04/13A 31-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in relation to yesterday’s hammer attack in Artane, north Dublin.An elderly man and his daughter were seriously injured in the incident when, at approximately 1pm yesterday, a man and a woman entered the house of the elderly man, who was alone at the time, and demanded money from him.The homeowner was then assaulted with a hammer and sustained serious injuries.During the incident the elderly man’s daughter returned to the house and was also attacked and seriously injured.The suspects then fled the scene on foot. The father and daughter were taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.In a follow-up operation a 31-year-old man was arrested and subsequently charged. Having appeared before Dublin District Court this morning, he has now been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Wednesday, 24 April.Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the incident as their investigation continues.- Additional reporting by Paul HylandComments are disabled as legal proceedings are now active.last_img read more

Appeal over missing 76yearold John Kerrigan

first_imgGARDAÍ IN MAYO have today appealed to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 76-year-old John Kerrigan.Kerrigan is missing from his apartment at Main Street, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo since 20 May.He is described as being approximately 6ft tall, of medium build with grey hair.Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 9372080, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.last_img

Child mortality decreases but at least 18000 children dying every day

first_imgProgress in reduction of mortality and undernutrition is accelerating – but not quickly enough.Child mortality has decreased substantially since 1990About 18,000 children are dying every day, mostly in disadvantaged population groupsThe main causes of post-neonatal child deaths are preventable infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria.There has been an increase in the percentage of child deaths occurring in the first four weeks of life.Newborn deaths account for a median of 39 per cent of all under-five deathsNeonatal deaths and stillbirths can be significantly reduced by increased investment in quality care around the time of birth.Africa is the region with the highest mortality and (with a few exceptions) the slowest rates of reductionUnsafe abortion exacts a high toll of avoidable maternal deaths, which could be averted through programmes and policies that support women’s access to affordable and high quality family planning, and antenatal, delivery, and postnatal care. NutritionThe research also looked at undernutrition, and found that in the Countdown countries:Nearly half of all deaths to children under five are due to undernutrition – that’s three million deaths each year.Stunting is a big indicator of the quality of a child’s life.In 42 of the 62 countries with available data, 30 per cent or more children are stunted.To target this, nutrition-specific interventions for women and children are needed, as well as efforts to combat food insecurity and women’s low social status, and improving access to safe water and sanitation facilities.Countries with higher levels of intervention coverage tend to have lower levels of child mortality, and vice versa.According to the study, adoption rates are high for some policies such as oral rehydration salts and zinc for management of diarrhoea, postnatal home visits in the first week of life, and specific notification of maternal deaths.But “crucial gaps remain”. Fewer than half of Countdown countries have adopted policies in the areas of:Access to contraception for adolescentsMaternity protection in accordance with Convention 183,25Regulation of the marketing of breastmilk substitutes.Many of the countries face severe health workforce shortages, which also impacts on the care available to women and babies.There are also “massive inequalities” in intervention coverage and health outcomes, and the report says unless these are improved, progress is likely to be curtailed.Read: 300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction> A STUDY OF maternal and child health in developing countries gives an insight into the challenges faced by women and babies.The Lancet study: Countdown to 2015 and beyond, looks at the health agenda for women and children.The end of 2015 will signal the end of the Millenium Development Goal era, so Countdown to 2015 has focused its 2014 report on how much has been achieved in intervention coverage for mothers, infants and children.Progress being madeIt says that progress has accelerated over the past decade in most of the 189 countries it looked at, but some of the biggest gaps are in family planning, interventions for newborn mortality, and case management of childhood diseases.Here’s some of what they found in the Countdown countries:last_img read more

RTÉ apologises for confusion caused by Gaza woman footage

first_imgUpdated 7.55pmTHE NATIONAL BROADCASTER has apologised for any confusion that may have been caused by one of its news bulletins on the Israel-Gaza conflict.The report from 23 July, shows woman in Gaza, shouting in the street. The accompanying voiceover says: “This Palestinian said she is ready to strap on an explosive device and fight”.However a petition set up after the broadcast claimed this was a mistranslation of what the woman had said and that she was actually talking about children dying.The online petition called for an immediate apology from RTÉ and has already been signed by more than 1,400 people.In a response to TheJournal.ie on the issue, RTÉ said the report was not a misinterpretation of what the woman said.It said the pictures and information came from a news service and the material contained a lengthy sequence of footage of the woman shouting in the street.The woman begins by referring to children dying, but she then goes on to say that she is ready to wear an explosive jacket and join the fight.  The voiceover on the report was not intended to be a direct translation. The reporter was paraphrasing the woman’s view – clearly stated in the information RTÉ received – that she was ready to resist the Israeli offensive.“There was no attempt on RTÉ’s part to misconstrue the woman’s message and we apologise for any confusion caused,” the broadcaster added.The segment in question can be seen at 1.25 in this video.Originally published 9.41amRead: RTE is looking for members of the public to join its board>last_img read more

Microsoft Twitter account says Windows Phone 7 handsets heading to Verizon by

first_imgWhen Microsoft finally debuted their long-awaited new smartphone OS, Windows Phone 7, they had pretty much every American carrier on board, including AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Even so, there was one conspicuous absence: Verizon.Why was Verizon shut out of the WP7 launch? Pretty simple: Verizon’s network is CDMA, and unless handset manufacturers make CDMA-compatible variations of their handsets, they just won’t run on Verizon.AdChoices广告It’s been widely speculated that Verizon won’t see any Windows Phone 7 phones until early 2011, but according to a tweet posted on the official Windows Phone Twitter account, Verizon subscribers might still be able to get a Windows Phone 7 device before Christmas.In response to a tweet from Twitter user @joeyjoyjoy, Microsoft said “WP7 devices will be rolling into Verizon stores this holiday season,” and then went on to say that more devices would launch on Verizon Wireless in early 2011.Needless to say, this is the first anyone’s heard that is even remotely official about WP7 landing on Verizon. Is it true? My guess is no: there’s been no official announcement from Verizon, and the Tweet has since been pulled, which indicates it was just a mistake on the part of the nameless corporate drone hired to field the Twitter account. Still, fingers crossed, right?Read more at BGRlast_img read more

Samsung preparing a Tegra 2 tablet for CES

first_imgAll the Android tablet rumors are swirling around NVIDIA‘s Tegra 2 chipset these days, and Samsung is the latest company after Acer, Asus and Toshiba to be tipped as planning their own Tegra 2 tablet in 2011.According to Digitimes’ manufacturer sources, Samsung’s move into Tegra comes as NVIDIA has been slashing the price of Tegra 2 across the board in order to get a firm foothold in the nascent tablet market.That Samsung was lured perhaps indicates the extremity of the price reductions, because Samsung has its own SoC facilities… most notably in the Galaxy Tab, which uses Samsung’s own 1GHz Hummingbird SoC. That same chip is in the Galaxy S and Nexus 2.Tegra 2 is a step up from the Hummingbird, and there’s speculation that it might be a stopgap solution for now. Either way, it sounds pretty likely we’ll see a slew of new Samsung tablets — including at least one Tegra 2 model — at this year’s CES.Read more at Slashgearlast_img read more

Black Deckers Sexy Shredder

first_imgA guy standing in front of me at the Black & Decker table said the words “finally, a sexy paper shredder.” The woman behind the table didn’t disagree. So there you have it, the company’s iShred Verticle may be the first paper shredder that can be accurately described as such.AdChoices广告The iShred has a fully enclosed shredder head, does six sheet crosscut, shreds stuff really small for security purposes, has easy emptying, and something the company calls “100 percent jam-free technology.” The thing can take on credit cards and staples and keeps it all at a noise level of 68dB and under.The iShred runs $99.99. A small price for sexy shredding right?last_img read more

Virtual World Rewards Kids for Physical Activity

first_imgHere’s a novel concept–a virtual world that gives kids all manner of online rewards for actually going outside and being active. The site is called FunGoPlay. It’s a “Virtual Sports Theme Park.” Kids rack up points by playing with a series of real-world sports products.The real-world gear tracks kids’ play periods and lots them points, medals, power-ups, and the like. The site will be launching in the coming year under a freemium subscription model. In the meantime, there’s a static place holder and a promise of future updates over at Fungoplay.com.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 101 videos emerge reveals Touchwiz scarcity

first_imgAt the Samsung “78910” event in Orlando during the 2011 CTIA tech show, it was announced that Samsung was planning to reveal two different Honeycomb tablets that were designed to outshine the iPad and the Motorola Xoom. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 offered up an extremely thin profile, lighter than the competition, and included unique accessories like the Bluetooth Stylus. Unfortunately, it also included what appeared to be the highly criticized TouchWiz UI improvements over Honeycomb. A closer hands on evaluation of the improvements showed that the “Samsung Experience” was significantly more limited than what has been seen on handsets so far. In fact, one such video can be found above.In fact it seems that TouchWiz is completely removable, as it was nowhere to be found in this video, allowing hardcore Android users the stock experience they shout about, while offering the integrated social offerings and various other features that Samsung has spent so much time developing for their customers.AdChoices广告As we approach the “late summer” release of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 WiFi models, it certainly seems that these tablets are the next must-have Android devices.via Business Insiderlast_img read more

Microsoft releases Mouse without Borders multiple PC control one keyboard and mouse

first_imgAt Google, employees get 20% time where they can work on their own projects every week. At Microsoft, it’s called The Garage and consists of an actual physical space for side projects. That space and time given to employees is bearing fruit as a new software release called Mouse without Borders demonstrates.Truong Do, a Microsoft Dynamics developer in Redmond, got frustrated having to switch between different keyboard and mouse configurations for each PC he had in his office. So as a side project he started developing a way to control them all with a single keyboard and mouse.That project became Mouse without Borders, and goes well beyond just navigation of multiple PCs. Using the software Truong has developed it’s possible to login and out of multiple Windows PCs with a single keyboard and mouse. You can also seamlessly move between up to four PCs, and best of all, file copying through drag and drop works across those machines too.It is the equivalent of having a single PC and four screens, only in this case you have multiple machines running those screens. All it requires is that you have a home network setup as that’s the communication method Truong has taken advantage of to get this system working.Not only has Mouse without Borders made Truong’s desk a lot less cluttered, Microsoft has decided to make the software available to download for free for everyone to use. It’s a 1.1MB file which you can download from the Microsoft IT website (direct download link).Check out the video below to hear Truong talk about the software:Read more at TechNetlast_img read more

Touchscreen keylogger created using accelerometer movement during typing

first_imgSoftware security vendors are in a never-ending cat and mouse game trying to stay one step ahead of the hackers with the protection they offer. For mobile platforms, security is still a relatively new idea in terms of using a software suite to protect your data, but there’s already new challenges appearing that may warrant their use. Not only does security on a mobile device have to take into account the software and OS being used, but the hardware features included with smartphones and tablets may also present a threat.Hao Chen, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, has discovered that the accelerometer and gyroscope that now come as standard on many phones and tablets is a security weak point. Why? Because the movement of a device while typing on a touchscreen can be translated into which keys are being pressed with a high degree of accuracy. In other words, the accelerometer and gyroscope can be taken advantage of as a form of keylogger.Chen’s initial experiments created a keylogger called TouchLogger that used a HTC Evo 4G running Android and a numbers-only touchscreen keyboard layout. He discovered that the shift (striking force of finger tap and supporting hand resistance) and rotation (landing location of finger and supporting hand location) of a device can be tracked by logging the movement of the smartphone in the x and y-axis. In total, 449 keystrokes were logged of which 321 were guessed correctly. Although not perfect, that’s still 71.5% accuracy on a first test. That is sure to improve with more development time.The experiment has pointed to a lack of security on mobile devices that have either or both an accelerometer and gyroscope. In fact, the W3C supports access to such movement information using the DeviceOrientation Event Specification in JavaScript on both Android and iOS platforms.Chen’s future work will involve using a full keyboard layout on smartphones rather than just numbers, as well as also trying the system on tablets. For now, it’s clear that some form of secure access to accelerometer and gyroscope data needs to be considered on all platforms to ensure mobile keyloggers cannot be uploaded to an unprotected mobile device.You can watch Chen’s talk about the TouchLogger experiment below. It was presented during the HotSec ’11 conference held in San Francisco last month:via The H Securitylast_img read more

Chrome experiment 100000 Stars puts the galaxy in your browser

first_imgThe universe is a big place. You just can’t fathom how mind-bendingly, staggeringly big it really is. But a cool new Chrome Experiment called 100,000 Stars might help you come to terms with it. As its name suggests, 100,000 Stars accurately charts the positions of 100,000 nearby stars in a killer 3D interactive view. It’s pretty and educational at the same time.100,000 Stars comes from the Google Data Arts Team and makes use of WebGL, CSS3D, and Web Audio. This is designed to work with the Chrome browser. All the stars depicted in this web app are contained in the same small corner of the Milky Way Galaxy that we are. 100,000 stars might sound like a lot, but there are a few hundred billion of them in just our galaxy.You can click and drag to rotate your view, while the mouse wheel will change your zoom level. If you zoom all the way out, the app shows you an artists impression of the entire galaxy. Zoom deeply into the local cluster of stars and you can click on 87 of the nearest ones to get information about them.The tour feature gives you the basics of distance and scale in space. It goes over how far Earth is from the sun, how large a light year is, and how limited our explorations are by comparison. Yes, 100,000 Stars can make you feel very small.Check this out in Chrome right now. To think, there was a time when animated gifs on the Internet were impressive.via Chrome Experimentslast_img read more