Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCity Constab Officer faces manslaughter charge over death of vendorJanuary 18, 2018In “Court”Cops probing alleged rape of juvenile detainee by City Constab OfficersOctober 17, 2017In “Crime”Vendors stage another protest over M&CC’s ‘high-handedness’October 14, 2016In “latest news” The protestors gathered todayA handful of persons turned out on in front of City Hall on Thursday afternoon to protest the Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green and Town Clerk, Royston King.At the forefront of the demonstration today, holding a placard in defence of her now deceased nephew, Marlon Fredricks, a vendor, who was killed on January 14, 2018, on Regent Street, Georgetown, was Pearl Younge.Younge, with tears in her eyes, expressed distress at the fact that her nephew’s killer, identified as a City Constabulary Officer, was charged for manslaughter and not murder.Killed: Marlon Fredricks“The man [Fredricks] was shot at close range, very close range. This is very serious and we’re angry, aggrieved and angry at the way that the Constab handled this thing…Manslaughter has special reasons. The charge should be one of murder and not manslaughter,” she told media operatives today.The elderly woman further blamed City Hall for the obvious lack of training displayed by the Constabulary Officer who she said brutally attacked her relative.She also called on the relevant authorities to step in and implement measures to prevent a reoccurrence.Pearl Younge“You and I as well could have been hurt because some untrained maniac is just moving around…There are certain procedures that should be followed before using force and I’m wondering if these constables are trained to use force. You can’t just shoot a person like that or use excessive force on an unarmed person like that…We [relatives] were in close proximity…I hope that the relevant authorities will see and look into this thing so that we wont have a reoccurrence of this thing,” she said.Additionally, other persons who stood in support of the woman touched on allegations made that City Hall was the entity that paid $800,000 in bail for the release of the implicated City Constabulary officer.“There are many things that City Hall has done…I’m out here this week because City Hall says that they’re cash strapped. They have no money. They wanna put a fee on garbage and everything but they can find $800,000 plus legal fees to bail [the] Constable who murdered a vendor. [Who] shot him in the back, shot him in cold blood,” activist, Don Singh said.He called on the Local Government Commission and the Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan to intervene as there is need for significant change.At the scene of protest, he also sarcastically questioned whether the standard operations for city police was “shoot first, ask questions later?”The small group vowed to return again next Thursday to continue their protest.It was previously reported that Marlon Fredricks, was arrested by police and then shot by a city constabulary officer one day later, after it was alleged that the wanted man was attempting to escape lawful custody.The incident occurred just outside the City Constabulary outpost on Regent Street.Fredricks was shot and killed in the presence of his mother, Claudette Fredericks, who had gone to the outpost to visit him, INews understands.Police in a subsequent release had detailed that Fredricks “who was in custody at the Outpost for assaulting a peace officer and simple larceny, allegedly forced his way outside of the lockup when it was opened to let out another prisoner… A struggle reportedly ensued between the victim and the lance corporal who tried to restrain him and in the process the prisoner ran out the Outpost and was fatally shot once in the lower back by the Lance Corporal who was armed with a service pistol.”Eyewitnesses reported however, that the man was not attempting to escape custody but was running towards his mother when he saw her.Since then, Fredricks’ mother was quoted in the media calling for justice for her son.Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green disclosed that the Guyana Police Force had taken over the matter, while highlighting that the M&CC’s city constabulary department intends to do everything to bring closure, depending on the outcome of the police investigations.
GCCI President, Deodat IndarThe Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) in weighing in on the $300.7B 2019 Budget presented on Monday last by Finance Minister Winston Jordan registered its concern with the macroeconomic outlook for Guyana, among other things.The body outlined that Budget 2019 indicates “Government’s intention to finance about 80 percent of the sizable fiscal deficit ($32.84B of the $41.49B) from borrowing from the domestic economy.”Further compounding this the GCCI posited was “the concern that there is a projected increase in taxation by 9.9 percent, in an economy which is projected to expand by 4.6 percent. This outstripping worries us.”In a statement, GCCI noted its major disappointment in this and its further disappointment that that there has been no adjustment to the tax regime of fuel despite its suggestion during consultations.“It should be noted that in 2018, the price of fuel had a disastrous effect on the private sector earnings as costs skyrocketed and continues to affect every aspect of private sector operations, from manufacturing to distribution” GCCI said.Coupled with fuel increases, GGCI registered its concerns with the slow rate of implementation of the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) and the long gestation period of capital expenditure.The Commerce noted that this is likely to create a drag on the economy as money is withdrawn faster than it can be injected.“In the external sector, the large drawdown on the net foreign assets of the Bank of Guyana of US$104.1 million remains of concern; the sustenance of which is critical to external viability and the preservation of macroeconomic stability of the country” the Commerce revealed.According to GCCI, given the dismal economic performance in Guyana labour-intensive sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, with the forestry sector, it is disappointed that the required stimulus needed to recover job losses were not adequately addressed in Budget 2019.“Further, with a decline in spending on the Agriculture sector from $19.4B to $17.1B (from 7.1 percent of the Budget to 5.7 percent of the total Budget), the Chamber of Commerce believes that the dismal performance in the sector, unfortunately, is likely to continue. This is expected to have a negative impact on consumer spending in 2019” the statement asserted.However, on a more positive note, the Commerce noted that they are satisfied with the implementations of a number of recommendations made during the budget consultations.“The National Budget remains pivotal in charting the country’s development path and as such, its policy measures are important…During the 2019 Budget consultations, the GCCI, in meeting with the Ministry of Finance, made a number of recommendations based on discourse with its members, empirical and policy analysis…The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see that some of the recommendations which were advanced to the Minister were well-received and taken on-board. Specifically, the Chamber of Commerce has noted that its requests to review the taxes on pesticides and limestone used in the agriculture sector, has resulted in exemptions being granted from Custom Duty and Value Added Tax (VAT)”.Additionally, the Commerce said that it is pleased that its suggestions in the aviation industry have resulted in the VAT exemption of aircraft engines and main components. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCentral Bank revises Govt’s economic growth projections downwards …says if political uncertainty continues overall economic outlook could be affectedJune 3, 2019In “latest news”Worrying issues not addressed in 2019 Budget, says PSCNovember 28, 2018In “Business”Urling divided on ‘tax free’ Budget; desired drop in corporate taxes, PAYEMarch 29, 2014In “Business”
Tenova TAKRAF has won a turnkey contract for the supply of one SRs2000 bucketwheel excavator for the coal mine extension operated by the Zhahanaoer branch of the CPE Mengdong Energy Group. The Zhahanaoer coalfield lies at the northwest end of Togliao city in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous District. The open pit mine is situated on a the ridge of the southern part of the Daxing’an mountain range. In this region the tough climate is characterised by temperatures varying from +39°C down to -39°C. The coal mine covers an area of 31.36 km² and holds an estimated coal reserve of 827.93 Mt of lignite extracted at various levels from 85 to 356 m depth. The recently ordered bucketwheel excavator is designed to excavate up to 6,600 m³/h of overburden, which then will be transferred via loading unit to the bench conveyor. Thus, the designed capacity makes the unit the largest such excavator in east Asia. With a boom length of 44 m the bucketwheel excavator will be able to mine a bench height of 30 m and a block width of 50 m. The conveyor bridge connecting the excavator and the discharge module will have an approximate length of 120 m. The commissioning of the equipment is planned for October 2013.This bucket wheel excavator is the 56th machine of this type supplied by Tenova TAKRAF, operating reliably under most adverse climatic conditions. The SRs 2000s supplied by Tenova TAKRAF some 30 years ago to mine hard coal in Ekibastus (Kazakhstan) are still in operation all year round at temperatures even exceeding the levels in Zhahanaoer mine. Some of those excavators in Ekibastus are just under refurbishment, replacing the original bucketwheel drives with the all-new developed extra heavy duty Tenova TAKRAF bucket wheel gear boxes to make them fit for the next decades of operation.Tenova TAKRAF has been selected for this latest based on its long-term relationship with the group, with mining equipment comprising two bucketwheel excavators, the complete belt conveyor system and a spreader, supplied to Yuan Bao Shan some years ago. Other reasons for choosing Tenova TAKRAF were its global reputation as a supplier of bucketwheel excavators and the excellent technical solution of this particular project .
Ivanhoe Mines’ Chief Executive Officer and founder, Robert Friedland, and Senior Vice President of Exploration, Douglas Kirwin, observed July 17th’s 10th anniversary of the company’s first major mineral discovery at Oyu Tolgoi with a tribute to the 14,000 workers who now are building the Oyu Tolgoi mining complex in southern Mongolia. “Oyu Tolgoi already is one of the mining world’s great stories, thanks to the legions of people who have figured in its discoveries and development,” Friedland said.“It began with the perseverance of an international fraternity of geologists who believed that Oyu Tolgoi’s green-stained surface rocks were clues to deeper secrets. Ivanhoe’s geological team started working with the drillers in 2000 and successively lifted the lids on this extraordinary chain of mineral deposits that now extends over 23 km. Designs of the open-pit and underground mines evolved with experts who have incorporated some of the industry’s most advanced techniques and technologies. We listened and found common ground with aspirations of the people of Mongolia. And now the skills of a construction workforce, which surpassed 14,000 on July 15, are bringing the Oyu Tolgoi dream closer to reality with every passing day.”Friedland said that the news release issued by Ivanhoe Mines on July 17, 2001, announcing the discovery of “potentially significant gold, copper and molybdenum mineralisation” at Oyu Tolgoi (Turquoise Hill), in fact proved to be a highly significant understatement.The 2001 news release reported that Hole 150, Ivanhoe’s first deep diamond hole that tested the hypogene potential of the Southwest Oyu Zone at Oyu Tolgoi, “was drilled to a depth of 590 m and averaged in excess of 1 g/t Au and 0.81% Cu over a distance of 508 m, from 70 m to 578 m. It included a zone of 278 m from188 to 466 m, grading in excess of 1.0% Cu and approximately 1.50 g/t Au.”Kirwin said that following Ivanhoe’s initial discovery hole in 2001, the company marshalled a fleet of 21 drill rigs. “We were producing more than 1 km of drill core every day. At the time, this was the single largest drilling campaign being conducted anywhere in the world.”A total of approximately 940 km of core has been drilled since the start of Ivanhoe’s exploration program at Oyu Tolgoi in 2000. Three active rigs are continuing to expand the known resources. The current Measured and Indicated resource contains an estimated 40,600 Mlb of copper and 20.9 Moz of gold, with an additional Inferred resource of 40,600 Mlb of copper and 25.3 Moz of gold.“Oyu Tolgoi remains on track to begin producing ore around next year’s anniversary of the initial discovery and ultimately to become one of the world’s top three copper-gold mines,” Friedland said.Commercial production is scheduled for 2013. During the first 10 years of production, Oyu Tolgoi is projected to produce an average of 544,000 t of copper, 650,000 oz of gold and 3 Moz of silver every year. Highlights of this week’s progress includes:Ongoing construction at the concentrator complex, including exterior wall paneling, conveyor installation and foundation work on the tailings-thickening pondsFurther assembly of the first open-pit mining fleet Structural steel erection on the Shaft #2 temporary sinking house.
The new generation of SPECTROLAB OES analysers “delivers the greatest innovation in elemental analysis yet,” says SPECTRO Analytical Instruments. “Stability, flexibility, and analytical functionality combine in a high performance package that is in a class of its own. Available in hybrid PMT/CCD and breakthrough new all-CCD versions, this analyser sets a new standard for process/quality control.“Both the third-generation hybrid and brand-new all-CCD SPECTROLAB models offer excellent optical performance for metals industry applications.“The all-CCD version delivers impressive reproducibility, stability, and speed, along with advantages such as fast, simple iCAL calibration. These make it ideal for time-critical applications such as process control and quality control inspection of incoming/outgoing materials.“The unit’s new Spark Analyzer Pro 64-bit software presents a revolutionary new level of operator interface simplicity. The program includes straightforward, self-explanatory icons and a familiar, ergonomic approach with little learning curve.”SPECTRO has spent more than 30 years developing world leading OES instruments. A host of improvements, enhancements, and groundbreaking technological innovations make its new spectrometer a superior analytical answer for primary metal producers and other critical applications.
Boart Longyear showcased its LS™250 MiniSonic drill and a range of other drilling solutions and technologies at Mining Indaba recently, including rod handling solutions, the Drill Control Interface (DCi), BLH DTH Hammers and the S36 rock drill. The new LS250 features the MiniSonic drill head that has been used in the field for more than 10 years by Boart Longyear Drilling Services. Featuring a patented airbag system that isolates the vibration from the rig and transfers it down the hole for more efficient drilling, the LS250 MiniSonic is wide track mounted and offers low ground pressure (0.28 bar/4 psi) for increased accessibility.“Risks of hand injuries are significantly reduced with Boart Longyear’s rod handling and presenting innovations.The range of patented rod handlers and rod presenters significantly reduces a driller’s exposure to this risk by totally or partially automating the rod tripping process.” The Drill Control Interface (DCi) enables drillers to operate equipment at a safe distance from moving parts and hydraulic hoses. The DCi provides a fully electronic interface to safely and efficiently operate underground drilling equipment, such as the LM™ series, via an independent, lightweight control panel. The LM75, LM90 and LM110 rigs are compatible with the DCi system. When using a pulse width modulation (PWM) rod handler, the DCi can control both the rig and the rod handler via an integrated control panel. The DCi increases safety on-site by moving the driller away from moving parts and hydraulic hoses.The S36 rock drill is a powerful 114 mm diameter bore drifter-type drill with independently controlled rotation. Designed for deep hole drilling in both surface and underground applications, the S36 can be mounted to any suitable existing feed system, and can be mounted on screw and chain feed cradles for development drifting, fan hole and ring drilled blastholes. The drill features remote controlled operation and is described as ideal for benching.
Leading fully-managed commercial drone provider Identified Technologies’ Boomerang UAV solution is now available with integrated Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) for clients in mining. PPK dramatically reduces the need for laying of Ground Control Points (GCPs). It also, the company says, “saves companies thousands of man hours and drastically increases the ease, accuracy, and profitability of using a commercial drone solution. For applications like measuring stockpiles, PPK even eliminates the need for GCPs.”“If we did not have to lay ground control points, that would save us about 75% of the time we spend on data gathering with the drone,” said Dustin Drost, Survey Party Chief at Keystone Consultants a Pittsburgh-based Engineering and Consulting firm.PPK solves the biggest problem in the drone mapping process. Cassie Mittal, Drone Mapping Customer Success Manager added; “Laying ground control and surveying each target has been the largest pain point for a lot of our customers. I’m excited to see PPK streamline their workflow and dramatically improve their accuracy.”PPK can be used anywhere drones can be used, providing the fast, painless, gathering of accurate data at the push of a button. PPK is a similar GPS-correction technology to RTK, but eliminates the need for radio lock, making it more robust.Dick Zhang, CEO of Identified Technologies comments: “We are thrilled to be offering this ground-breaking technology to our clients. In addition to the 70-90% cost savings that drone mapping can provide, we are now able to help companies get that data faster, through easier and more intuitive process.”Identified Technologies’ integrated software and services take care of everything from FAA compliance and flight planning, to advanced analytics. Identified Technologies now has an alliance with DJI. Through this, Identified is now providing DJI’s world class technology to its clients in mining. It integrates its software and services with DJI’s Inspire aerial imaging platform to increase project visibility and team productivity. Identified says “clients typically improve their surveying speed and productivity by up to 90%.”“Surveying projects that used to take months can now be safely gathered in minutes,” said Zhang. “Being able to map sites more quickly doesn’t just improve surveyor productivity, it also ensures management has all the information they need to make smart decisions. On any fast-moving job site, old data is wrong data, so speed and accuracy are everything.”“DJI’s drones provide accurate aerial images and Identified Technologies’ software turns these images into a wide range of useful data products and analytics such as cost and progress forecasting,” said Jan Gasparic, Head of Enterprise Marketing at DJI. “We are excited to be working with a company that has such a breadth and depth of knowledge in excavation.”Zhang added, “DJI is the undisputed world leader of unmanned aerial vehicle production. We are pleased to join forces, combining their drones with our leading software to offer our clients the best-in-class solution. We are proud DJI chose us as an official enterprise dealer, and look forward to a continued collaboration with DJI as our industry grows exponentially in the years ahead.”
Following the earlier news posted by IM on June 6, Autonomous Solutions, Inc (ASI): ASI Mining says it has begun work on the project with Barrick Gold to retrofit and automate a fleet of haul trucks at the company’s Arturo Joint Venture operation in Nevada.“This represents the first major autonomous deployment within the continental United States and signals a larger movement to adopt automation across the mining industry,” said Drew Larsen, Director of Business Development for ASI Mining.During the initial phase of the project ASI will retrofit five Komatsu 930E Ultra Class haul trucks to autonomous operation at the Arturo mine, located on property adjacent to Barrick’s Goldstrike operations. This phase will consist primarily of waste haulage, prior to moving into production. Subsequent phases will follow with potential expansion to additional trucks.“Not only is this agreement with Barrick significant in the ongoing growth of ASI Mining,” said Larsen. “It enables Barrick to embark on its autonomous surface mining strategy in a pragmatic and collaborative manner with a technology partner such as ASI.”ASI’s Mobius Haulage A.I. will be a key component in the implementation and operation of the project. Mobius leverages advanced multi-vehicle command and control software to set up and manage a coordinated system of haul trucks. The Mobius Haulage Platform manages autonomous traffic, coordinates manned or unmanned vehicles and regulates the haul cycle in the most efficient way possible.By employing the Mobius platform at the Arturo mine, Barrick anticipates enhancements across a range of critical performance measurements. “The goal is to use advances in automation technology to help Barrick prove and deliver improvements in safety, efficiency and production,” said Matt Majors, Superintendent of Mining Operations and project manager for autonomous haulage.“Barrick chose ASI as a partner for their ability to provide an agnostic product – agnostic to equipment manufacturer and to mine layout and practices. This offers us greater flexibility and cost savings. Using the ASI kits, we are able to retrofit our existing fleet of haul trucks as well as additional multi-manufacturer equipment which will help us to realise additional savings should we decide to scale the technology in the future,” said Majors.
← Previous Story Men’s EHF CL (Round 8): Minsk took a point of hope Next Story → Men’s EHF CL (Round 8): Flensburg and Montpellier made a surprise F.C BarcelonaRhein Neckar Lowen Even 76 goals was seen in the home court of Rhein Neckar Lowen at the game of Round 8 of the EHF Champions League against F.C Barcelona 38:38. In the SAP Arena over 13.500 spectators saw fantastic game, which was end with a Spanish goal in the last moments, what refeeres didn’t recognize. F.C Barcelona made an official protest against these decision.38 – Rhein Neckar: Szmal (Fritz, m.47); Cupic (5), Stefansson (2), Myrhol (9), Lund (-), Bielecki (3), Gensheimer (15, 5 p.), siete inicial, Schmid (2), Roggisch (-), Sesum (1) y Gunnarsson (1).38 – Barcelona: Saric (Sjostrand (m. 8 a 17); Rocas (1), Nagy (2), Noddesbo (3), Jernemyr (-), Raúl Entrerríos (6), Ugalde (3) -siete inicial-, Rutenka (2, 1p.) Igropulo (4), Sarmiento (-), Oneto (1), Sorhaindo (2), Iker Romero (10, 6p.), Víctor Tomás (3) y Juanin (1).Standing:1. Kiel* 8 – 122. Rhein Neckar Löwen* 8-113. Barcelona 8-94. Celje PL 8-65. Chambery 8-66. Kielce 8-4Group CKadetten Schaffhausen : Pick Szeged 31:27 (12:15)Valladolid : Dinamo Minsk 27:27 (10:14)AaB Handball : Čehovski medvedi 30:38 (15:19)Standing:1. Čehovski medvedi* 8-132. Valladolid* 8-113. Pick Szeged 8-84. Kadetten Schaffhausen 8-75. Dinamo Minsk 8-56. AaB Handbold 8-4
Celje PLCup Winners Cupgummersbachhandball Cuphandball europeSG Flensburg ← Previous Story Ivan Cupic a new strength of Vive Targi Kielce? Next Story → Men’s EHF Cup 1/4 Final: RNL and Dunkerque close to TOP 4 – Goppingen lost in Minsk In the first matches of the Cup Winners Cup 1/4 Final, German teams, SG Flensburg and VfL Gummersbach celebrated secure wins, while Spanish Aragon and Celje Pivovarna Lasko need to work more to achieve TOP 4 next weekend:RK Celje Pivovarna Laško : S.L. Benfica 29:23 (14:12)Dvorana Zlatorog, 700 spectatorsRK Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak, Perić 15/1 odb, Skok; Mlakar, Marguč 8/3, Razgor, Toskić 5, Ranevski, Poklar 1, Poteko, Metličić 1, Zelenović, Žabić, Mačkovšek 10, Žvižej 4; coach: Vladan MatićS.L. Benfica: Ferreirinho, Candeias 16/1 odb; Tavares 5/2, Lopes, Pais, Zaikin 3, Pedroso 1, Roque, Graça 1, Carneiro 6/1, Silva 1, Grilo 3, Areia, Costa 3, Carmo, coach: Carlos LisboaBrest Meshkov – Aragon 24:26VFL Gumersbach – Bern Muri 32:23 (17:10)VfL Gummersbach: Pfahl (7), Wiencek (6), Putics (5), Mahé (4), Lützelberger (3), Zrnic (3), Sprem (2), Anic (1), Schindler (1)BSV Bern Muri: Reber (5), Hofsetter (4), Räz (4), Baumgartner (3), Schwader (3), Striffeler (2), Heer (1), Pracher (1), Dragan MarjanacMotor Zaporozje – SG Flensburg 30:39photo: rk-celje.si
Macedonian NT member and one of the best RK Metalurg player so far this season, Filip Mirkulovski got injured (abductor) during match against Spain 17:24 in Skopje at Round 3 of Men’s EHF EURO 2014 Qualification and his appearance on EHF CL TOP 8 matches against Vive Kielce is doubtful:– This is an old injury, which is renewed now. Right now I feel big pain. I have to rest at least two to three weeks. Injury came in the worst possible moment before important matches of my team – Metalurg. I won’t probably go to Spain and I am really sad because of that – says Mirkulovski for official team website.Another Metalurg player, Velko Markovski is also injured against Spain, but expectations are that he will be fit for the next matches…Also Kiril Lazarov was injured during match with Spain, so he went out from the court after just 20 minutes… Filip Mirkulovski injured ← Previous Story Austrians still in the game for Denmark, Johannesson: Small handball nation beat world-class team! Next Story → Men’s EHF EURO 2014 Qual: Derby matches in Veszprem, Malmo and Brno
← Previous Story Draw for Men’s Junior WCh 2013 in Sarajevo Next Story → Poland: Vive Kielce again easily deals with Piotrkow MKB Veszprem fans MKB Veszprém KC made an video in cooperation with the Hungarian Digi Sport television channel before the crucial matches of the season with THW Kiel at the VELUX EHF Champions League. Enthusiastic fans spent time with their idols as Nagy, Fazekas and Csaszar, giving them the support before the two most important weekends…
← Previous Story IHF Super Globe 2013: Barca and HSV for the trophy! Next Story → FC Barcelona Intersport wins Super Globe 2013! Csurgoi KKDjordje Golubovichandball transfersRK Partizan Beograd The third Hungarian team, Csurgoi KK has signed Serbian right back Djordje Golubovic (21). He is coming from Spanish BM Ademar Leon, where he played last season. Golubovic was a member of Serbian Junior NT squad. He began his career at Serbian champion RK Partizan Beograd.Csurgoi KK will play against Spanish Aragon at the EHF Cup.Team roster for 2013/2014:Goalkeepers: Pallag Péter, Piotr WyszomirskiLeft wings: Gazdag Tibor, Nagy MátéLeft backs: Borsos Tamás, Grebenár Gábor, Lele ÁkosPlaymakers: Barys Pukhouski, Vadkerti GábrielLine players: Herbert Gábor, Pordán Bálint, Szöllősi SzabolcsRight backs: Djordje Golubovic, Oláh GáborRight wings: Alberto Aguirrezabalaga Garcia, Országh Ádám
← Previous Story EHF CUP TOP 16: Group A and D are most unpredictable Next Story → Gislason’s year 2013! Icelanders are staying on the TOP. The third year in a row the best World’s coach in Men’s handball coming from Iceland. Second year in a row that is THW Kiel’s head-coach Alfred Gislason who got the biggest support from 11 members of the international Handball-Planet.com Jury and 10.555 votes of the fans.A 53 years old coach had succesful year with THW Kiel, the DKB Bundesliga champion second year in a row. The beginning of new era of „Zebras“ with some new players this Autumn began good, so Icelander could count on new trophies in the near future on the bench of the club in which he is working since 2008.During Gislason’s time in THW Kiel, the most succesful German team in the last two decaded won EHF Champions League twice in 2010 and 2012 and took four national Championships.The winnner in 2011 was his compatriot from Fuchse Berlin – Dagur Sigurdsson.RESULTSVOTING PROCESSHandball-Planet team want to thank all media, teams, TOP players, coaches and handball fans worlwide for making our project so big this year! Based on fantastic experience in the last three weeks, HP will soon announce the Jury for the World’s Best Female Player 2013 and World’s Best Women’s coach 2013…
← Previous Story #BeAheadBeFeared – Extreme handball challenge Next Story → Viktor Szilagyi to retire in June Darko CingesarDavid MiklavcicMatevž Skokppd zagreb The Croatian champions PPD Zagreb will get more “Slovenian look” from the next season. Slovenian players obviously impressed Veselin Vujovic, who has dual function at PPD Zagreb and Slovenian NT. The result is three Slovenian newcomers in PPD Zagreb jersey from the next summer.Goalkeeper Matevz Skok should replace Filip Ivic between the post after experience of DKB Bundesliga with TUS Lubbecke.Luka Stepancic will join PSG Handball, while his replacement will be David Miklavcic from French Tremblay.The third signing will be Darko Cingeras, left wing of RK Maribor Branik. It looks that Croatian champions will stay without all three domestic left wings (Sprem, Kovacevic and Mihic), while Serbian Dobrivoje Marković will stay at the club.source: siol.net
Strangely, the episode does actually end up in Ireland where one of the characters has apparently stored an important item in a monastery.Alas, the scenery there wasn’t exactly accurate either. The ‘monastery’ looked like this on the outside:And this on the inside:Anyone ever been to a church like that in Ireland?Have in iPhone? This short film is calling you an idiot>Washington Post writer gives some useful advice to homophobic parent> IF YOU’RE A fan of Marvel’s new series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you may have noticed some familiar footage during the latest episode.In a scene which purported to be in Oslo, shots of Dublin during the 2006 riots were used. Dublin is easily identified by the Parnell Monument which bears a golden harp.
IRISH TRAINER GERARD Butler has been banned from racing for five years over doping offences, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced today.The 47-year-old, who is based in Newmarket, admitted to seven charges at an inquiry after nine horses in his care tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid.Butler had claimed that veterinary surgeons had assured him that the substance was legal, but the BHA said he was culpable of “an appalling breach of his duty to look after the interests of the horses in his care”.He had previously admitted to using a steroid called Sungate, which is a treatment for joint pain, but at the hearing he revealed that he had used a substance called Rexogin, which is 10 times more concentrated.The BHA panel heard that Butler administered Rexogin to four horses using a method of injection reserved for qualified vets.“Butler’s behaviour in administering the injections was consistent with the underhand and covert manner in which he purchased the drug,” the BHA panel said.It added: “Butler’s evidence revealed an appalling dereliction of his duty as a licensed trainer.By his own admission, Butler kept no clear financial records or any invoice from the purchase of the Rexogin, he did not have the horses properly assessed prior to their treatment and made no recording in his medication records having injected the horses.“He used junior stable staff to help him who would not question his actions and deceived his senior stable staff and kept from them important information about the treatment given to the horses.”Butler’s suspension follows the eight-year ban handed to Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni in April after he was found guilty of doping horses in what was the biggest drugs scandal ever to have hit the sport.- © AFP 2013On-field foray was ‘inexcusable’, admits Steelers’ boss TomlinAmateur golfer plays crazy escape shot off a fence… to within a couple of feet
THE BODY OF a woman in her late 20s has been found at a house in Mayo.Gardaí say they are investigating all circumstances surrounding the death after the woman’s body was discovered at the isolated house near Mayo Abbey, close to Castlebar, at around 12 noon today.The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the body remains at the scene.Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis is due to arrive at the house shortly.
A SUICIDE BOMBER rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a security checkpoint outside eastern Libya’s restive city of Benghazi overnight, killing at least seven people.The blast left body parts strewn around the area, said Moetez al-Agouri, a police officer at the post, who believes the death toll will rise.“Seven bodies among the victims have been identified but some other bodies were torn to pieces by the explosion,” said Agouri, who was working at the checkpoint at the time but escaped injury.Eight people including civilians were wounded in the attack on the checkpoint 50 kilometres east of Benghazi and were taken to hospital in the nearby town of Tokra.A witness told AFP the explosion had left a large crater in the ground.The security post’s chief, Fraj al-Abdelli, who was wounded in the attack, said the checkpoint had received several threats since arresting four people in November who were carrying weapons, explosives, money and a hit-list.He said a police convoy transporting the suspects to a Benghazi barracks after their arrest came under attack as it entered the city.Four soldiers were killed and three wounded in that attack, he said.Benghazi, the cradle of the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has seen a series of attacks in recent months that have killed more than 300 people.On Friday, the head of military intelligence in Benghazi was shot dead during a visit to his family in nearby Derna.And a day before, a man was killed in an explosion in his car in Tobruk, in the first attack of its kind in the city close to the border with Egypt.Also on Thursday, the head of a man who had been kidnapped for ransom was found in Benghazi.Cyber AttacksIn another development reflecting the myriad security problems still plaguing the North African nation, protesters shut down Internet access in the south and west on Saturday.Knife-wielding protesters stormed the headquarters of Libya’s largest telecoms provider and forced an eight-hour shutdown.Dozens of people calling for Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to resign occupied the Libyan Telecom and Technology (LTT) HQ in eastern Tripoli.The service was down for about eight hours.In addition to calling for Zeidan’s ouster, the group condemned the blockade of vital oil terminals in the east, LTT communications chief Mourad Bilal said.The months-long blockade has dealt a blow to Libya’s economy and slashed oil production from nearly 1.5 million barrels per day to just 250,000.Oil Minister Abdelbari al-Arusi on Saturday issued a renewed threat of force to lift the blockade.“The government is making every effort to hold talks with those blockading the terminals,” he told journalists on the sidelines of a conference in Doha of the Organisation of Arab Oil Exporting Countries.But all options, including the military option, remain open to put an end to this situation.Zeidan had already threatened to use force against the strikers but without taking action.Since Kadhafi’s overthrow in 2011, Libya’s authorities have struggled to impose their authority and stem rising lawlessness.(C) AFP, 2013Read: Lockerbie bombing victims remembered on 25th anniversaryExplainer: So what is left of the Arab Spring?
MYANMAR’S REFORMIST PRESIDENT granted a pardon today to people convicted of or charged with a variety of political offences, an apparent effort to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.It wasn’t immediately clear how many people are covered by President Thein Sein’s pardon, which was announced on state television.The pardon covers people convicted of or charged with unlawful association, high treason, contempt of government and violation of the peaceful assembly law.In addition to freeing those convicted of such crimes, the decree halted all ongoing trials and investigations on those charges.The pardon may not cover all prisoners“There are about 40 remaining political prisoners and 200 activists who are facing trial under political charges, but it is difficult to guess how many will enjoy the pardon this time,” said Ye Aung, a former political prisoner and member of the government’s political prisoner scrutinising committee.Technically, the pardon may not cover all prisoners the committee lists as political detainees because some were convicted of other crimes, such as murder and desertion.Ye Aung said only when it is learned who has actually been freed will it be clear whether all political prisoners were covered.Since Thein Sein became president, he has freed about 1,300 political prisoners, Ye Aung said.Thein Sein, a former general who became an elected president in 2011 after five decades of repressive military rule, instituted political and financial reforms to lift the country’s sagging economy. It had faced sanctions from Western nations — most now lifted — because of its poor human rights record and undemocratic rule.A benchmark used by Western nationsThe release of political detainees is a benchmark used by Western nations to judge Thein Sein’s administration. Previous releases have been a major factor in decisions by those nations to ease sanctions.“The president is implementing his promise to free all political prisoners and we welcome the announcement,” said Ye Aung, who had been imprisoned under the previous military junta for eight years. “The government does not use the word prisoners of conscience in its announcement but all the laws mentioned in the announcement are those that are used against activists and dissidents.”Ye Aung said that during Thein Sein’s administration, many activists had been charged under a section of the Peaceful Assembly Law that carries a maximum one-year prison term for those who stage protests without official permission, and for disturbing public tranquillity, which carries a maximum two-year jail term.Read: Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licenceRead: From Burma to Croke Park… all in support of the Cork hurlers