Hungary is ready Mocsai chose 18 players – Katzirz stays at home

Line players: SCHUCH Timuzsin (MKB Veszprém KC), SZÖLLŐSI Szabolcs (Csurgói KK), ZUBAI Szabolcs (Pick-Szeged) Right back: ANCSIN Gábor (Pick-Szeged), KRIVOKAPICS Milorad (Cimos Koper, szlovén), LALUSKA Balázs (MKB Veszprém KC), MOCSAI Tamás (SG Flensburg, német) ← Previous Story Hungary off to EURO 2012 after a victory against Bahrain Next Story → Wenta on the match against Serbia: “Our first final” Goalkeeper: FAZEKAS Nándor (MKB Veszprém KC), MIKLER Roland (Pick-Szeged), TATAI Péter (Pick-Szeged) Right wing: HARSÁNYI Gergely (Tatabánya Carbonex KC), IVÁNCSIK Tamás (MKB Veszprém KC) Hungarian NT coach, Lajos Mocsai decided to take 18 players to Serbia at the EHF EURO 2012.  Experienced coach made tough decision to leave one of the older NT member, David Katzirz at home. Hungarian left back had a lot of problems with injuries in the past few years and Mocsai thinks that he isn’t capable for such a competition as European Championship.HUNGARIAN SQUAD FOR THE EHF EURO 2012: Left backs: ILYÉS Ferenc (MKB Veszprém KC), PUTICS Barna (VfL Gummersbach, német) Left wings: IVÁNCSIK Gergő (MKB Veszprém KC), VADKERTI Attila (Pick-Szeged) Playmakers: CSÁSZÁR Gábor (MKB Veszprém KC), NAGY Kornél (Dunkerque HB, francia) read more

Switzerland looking for a new headcoach – Goran Perkovac at GWD Minden

Swiss Handball will enter a new era with the new head-coach. After five years Goran Perkovac (51) won’t be on the Swiss bench. Bad results in the qualification for the Men’s EHF EURO 2014 forced Swiss management to think about some new solution for the future. Swiss team won only a point from six matches in the Group with Spain, Portugal and Macedonia.That fact didn’t make problem to Croatian coach to find a new job. Perkovac will lead German GWD Minden, team which interim coach Sead Hasanefendic accepted an offer to lead Tunisia once again after tremendeous success in 2005, when African team finished fourth at WCh.photo: GWD Minden website ← Previous Story Nikola Kedzo to RK Metalurg Skopje Next Story → Joakim Larsson to VfL Gummersbach Goran PerkovacGWD MindenSwiss handball

TOP 25 HandballPlanetcom countries in 2015

2. 10. 16. 76,484(9.95%) 10,720(1.39%) Poland 73,424(9.55%) Sweden Brazil 7,521(0.98%) 24. 19. 17. Croatia Bosnia & Herzegovina 21. Italy Macedonia 5. 7,744(1.01%) 21,892(2.85%) 25. 9,829(1.28%) France Spain 36,699(4.77%) Slovakia 15,915(2.07%) 8. 30,111(3.92%) 21,941(2.85%) 9,089(1.18%) 18,065(2.35%) Netherlands Portugal 28,263(3.68%) United Kingdom United States 12,021(1.56%) 15,571(2.02%) 54,148(7.04%) 6. 35,206(4.58%) Handball Planet in 2015 18. Romania 15. Denmark 23. 13,648(1.77%) 20,420(2.66%) Greece Iceland 21,387(2.78%) Slovenia Hungary Handball-Planet.com Year 2015 in numbers! Over 770.000 visits by 415.000 unique visitors who opened 1.900.000 pages. The country No.1 in number of visitors was Germany ahead of Poland, Hungary, Denmark and Romania.Read about TOP 50 cities…Here are TOP 20 Handball-Planet.com countries: 49,346(6.42%) 20. Serbia 14. Norway 9,212(1.20%) 12. Germany Austria 9. 1. 3. 4. 11. 8,633(1.12%) 7. 13. Montenegro 66,114(8.60%) 22. ← Previous Story Last week of voting for MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD PLAYER AND COACH 2015! Next Story → Dujshebaev with 18 players – No place for Lekai, Balogh and Ilyes read more

Danijel Šarić to Al Quiada – Ristovski goes to Barca

← Previous Story Viktor Szilagyi to play 200th match for Austria Next Story → FATHER & SON: Alex Dujshebaev to Kielce? Borko RistovskiDanijel SaricQatar Experienced Qatari NT goalkeeper, Danijel Šarić (37) signed contract with Qatari team Al Quiada, finds out Handball-Planet.com. One of the world’s best goalies will leave FC Barcelona Lassa next summer with, at least, two trophies of the VELUX EHF Champions League, and starts new adventure with the ambitious team from Doha, who will try to be more competitive for two leading forces El Jaish and Lekhwya.Free place between Barca’s posts alongside Gonzalo Perez de Vargas attracted many goalies, but according Spanish and Macedonian media, Rhein Neckar Lowen member, Borko Ristovski, made a deal with reigning EHF CL champions. The Macedonian NT goalie should stay in Barcelona until summer 2018. read more

Maccabi Rishon win Israeli Super Cup

← Previous Story Uros Zorman to re-think about retirement: France 2017? We will see… Next Story → Petar Nenadic (Fuchse Berlin): We want fourth place in DKB Bundesliga Maccabi Rishon Maccabi Rishon celebrate the first trophy in the new season 2016/2017. The Yellow-Blue beat Ramat Hasharon 25:21 in the Super Cup Final after breathtaking semi-final with four extra-time periods against Hapoel Tel Aviv.The reigning champions Maccabi Tel Aviv are defeated in semis against Ramat Hasharon.

Second man charged over €1 million cannabis plant haul

first_imgA SECOND MAN has been charged this evening in connection with the discovery of €1 million worth of cannabis plants in Tralee, Co Kerry, earlier this week.On Monday, gardaí seized over 1,000 plants with a street value in excess of €1 million following planned searches in Clash, Tralee. Two men were arrested at the scene and one man in his late 20s was charged the following day.The second man, a 29-year-old, will appear at Dingle District Court tomorrow at 10.30am in connection with the seizure.Related: Court appearance for man over drugs seizure>Read: Man jumps from roof to escape as gardaí uncover cannabis operation>last_img

Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 calls made public

first_imgTHE DISTRESSING CALLS made by teachers and staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a lone shooter left 26 people dead, have been made public.On the calls, one man begs the dispatcher to send help.“There’s still shooting going on. Please.”The man tells the dispatcher that the school was locked down.Another call features a woman saying she had seen a glimpse of the gun held by Adam Lanza.It took Lanza just 11 minutes to shoot and kill 20 children and six staff at the school in Newtown, Connecticut. He had previously killed his mother at their home and shot himself as police closed in.This audio may be distressing to some listeners(AssociatedPress/YouTube)Newtown police officers were on scene within four minutes of the first 911 call, but confusion over the existence of a second shooter meant they didn’t enter the building for six minutes after they arrived.The prosecutor in charge of the Newtown investigation, State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III, argued that releasing the tapes could cause pain for the victims’ families, hurt the investigation, subject witnesses to harassment and violate the rights of survivors who deserve special protection as victims of child abuse.A state judge dismissed those arguments last week.Releasing the recordings will “allow the public to consider and weigh what improvements, if any, should be made to law enforcement’s response to such incidents,” Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott said.AP provided additional reportingRead: Sandy Hook shooter ‘was obsessed by Columbine’, but motive for massacre still unknownlast_img read more

Here are the Merrill Lynch reports that underestimated the bank bailout by

first_imgTHIS WEEK, WE reported on the news that Merrill Lynch underestimated the costs of the bank bailout by €47bn in a 2008 report for the then government.The documents (links below), released to Sinn Fein finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty under freedom of information, show a presentation and briefing document prepared for the Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) in October and November 2008.They show the low estimate itself, as well as various options that were considered to deal with the banking crisis.Read: Merrill Lynch presentation to Department of Finance November 2008>Read: Merrill Lynch presentation to National Treasury Management Agency October 2008>last_img

Irish watchdog to investigate Facebooks controversial mood experiment

first_imgBRITISH AUTHORITIES WILL question Facebook over an experiment in which the social network secretly manipulated the feelings of users to test their mood, officials said Wednesday.Facebook tampered with the system used to create news feeds for 700,000 users to test “emotional contagion” for one week in 2012 without their knowledge. It did not seek explicit consent beforehand, but claims its Terms of Service contract with users permits blanket “research”.The Information Commissioner’s Office, Britain’s independent data watchdog, said it was now looking into the case.“We’re aware of this issue and will be speaking to Facebook, as well as liaising with the Irish data protection authority, to learn more about the circumstances,” a spokesman told AFP.Facebook’s European headquarters are based in the Irish capital Dublin, meaning EU laws, not US ones, apply to its operations.News of the psychological experiment has caused anger among Facebook’s more than one billion active users, with some calling it “super disturbing”, “creepy” and “evil”.Researchers wanted to see if the number of positive or negative words in messages the users read determined whether they then posted positive or negative content in their status updates.The study, conducted by researchers affiliated with Facebook and Cornell University and the University of California at San Francisco in the United States, was published in June.Facebook said it was “happy” to answer the British regulator’s questions.“It’s clear that people were upset by this study and we take responsibility for it,” a Facebook spokesman told AFP by email.“We want to do better in the future and are improving our process based on this feedback.“The study was done with appropriate protections for people’s information and we are happy to answer any questions regulators may have.”- © AFP, 2014Read: Google bought a music app which creates playlists based on your mood >Read: Author of controversial Facebook study says he’s sorry for anxiety caused >last_img read more

Investor confidence in Irish economy hits fouryear high

first_imgCONFIDENCE IN THE Irish economy is higher than at any other point in the last four years, with 82% of Irish investors now saying that they are positive on the outlook for the economy over the next three months.The situation is in marked contrast with 2010, when, at the depth of the economic recession, just one in ten expressed confidence in the economy.The figures are contained in the RaboDirect Investor Barometer monitoring tool report for June.The good sentiment extended to the global economy, with 85% expressing confidence there, and 81% saying that their personal financial situation is strong.RaboDirect investment manager Killian Nolan said: “We’ve seen a sustained rebound in investor confidence in the global economy since the beginning of 2013 and this has now been match by a strong upturn in confidence in the Irish economy during the first half of the year.”Low ratesNolan pointed to the positive forecasts and macroeconomic indicators for the domestic economy as one of the main drivers of confidence.Last week it emerged that the economy grew by 2.7% in the first quarter, beating expectations. The tax take for the first half of the year was also €500 million ahead of target.However, Nolan also pointed out that the broader European fiscal stance has been a strong supporter of investor confidence.“Another key factor contributing to investor optimism is the historically low interest rates set by the European Central Bank which look set to continue for the foreseeable future.”This is driving a search for better yields and making investment opportunities such as global stocks a more attractive proposition.”This is mirrored in investor attitude towards stock yields, with 66% saying that there is value to be found there.Just over half indicated a preference for equities, with 24% favouring cash. Bonds were seen as a good investment option by 11%, with 14% saying that property is a safe bet.Read: How are small businesses feeling about the next few months?>Read: The economy grew by 2.7% in the first three months of the year>last_img read more

Portugal is bailing its biggest bank out with €49 billion

first_imgPORTUGAL IS TO spend around €4.9 billion to bail out its largest bank.The move to save Banco Espirito Santo (BES) comes after a week of frantic negotiations aimed at avoiding a run on the bank, which is the main part of the country’s third-largest banking group.BES will be split into two entities, with its toxic assets isolated in a “bad bank” and its healthier assets regrouped in a new bank called simply Novo Banco. The bank recorded a €3.57 billion loss last week.In stepping in, the Lisbon government is seeking to avoid contamination throughout its fragile economy and into the wider eurozone. It comes not long after the country exited its own bailout programme.“There was an urgent need to adopt a solution to guarantee the protection of deposits and assure the stability of the banking system,” Bank of Portugal governor Carlos Costa said.The European Commission in Brussels assured that Portugal’s intervention “is adequate to restore confidence in financial stability and to ensure the continuity of services and avoid potential adverse systemic effects”.The cash injection from the state is designed to stop savers pulling any more money out of the bank, and to assure them their money is safe, analysts said.AFP contributed reporting Read: Argentina just burned its bondholders – could we have done the same?last_img read more