Australian Group Pushes For Safety of Sikhs in Afghanistan

first_imgIn the wake of the recent killings of 19 members of the Sikh and Hindu minorities in Jalalabad, the National Sikh Council of Australia held a prayer meeting in the presence of Afghanistan Ambassador H.E. Wahidullah Waissi at the Sikh Mission Centre in Sydney on Wednesday.Read it at SBS Related Itemslast_img

McKennie’s first Schalke goal is CL winner at Lokomotiv

first_imgWeston McKennie could have hardly picked a better time to score his first Schalke goal. With a Champions League tie at Lokomotiv Moscow scoreless in the 88th minute, the American midfielder headed home a corner kick for Schalke’s winner in a 1-0 result. Weston McKennie wins it for @s04_us with his first goal for the club 🇺🇸— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) October 3, 2018It was the first senior goal with Schalke for the 20-year-old, who made the breakthrough to the first team at the start of last season.  Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “It’s a dream come true, not just to play in the Champions League, but also to score my first goal in my professional club career that way,” McKennie said in quotes published on UEFA’s website.”I don’t really score that often, but I pulled it off today, which was great.”We had the game in our grip after the break and rewarded ourselves. The relief is huge, we’re happy. We won together today. It wasn’t all of my own doing.”McKennie became the eighth American to score in the Champions League with the goal, and the second youngest at 20 years, 36 days.Only Christian Pulisic was younger when he scored in Europe’s top club competition, making the breakthrough at 18 years, 171 days for Borussia Dortmund against Benfica in March 2017.Of the 15 total goals scored by Americans in the Champions League, nine of them have been scored for German clubs. McKennie was named to the most recent roster for the U.S. national team for their upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Peru.The Texas native has been capped six times by the USMNT, scoring one goal, which came in his senior debut against Portugal last November.last_img read more

HMSI sets 20 per cent growth target for FY 2018

first_imgMumbai, Apr 20 (PTI) The second largest bike brand of the country, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, has set itself a 20 per cent growth target at six million units for the fiscal 2018. Minoru Kato, the head of HMSI, today told reporters here that it had set a new record last fiscal with sale of five million units, growing at 12 per cent against industry rate of 5 per cent. “This stupendous growth came despite two big shocks by way of note ban in November and December and the March 29 Supreme Court ban on selling BS III models. I hope no more such shocks will be coming in this year. We expect to sell 20 percent more or additional 1 million units at over 6 million units this year,” Kato said. To achieve the target HMSI will launch two brand new scooters and two new bikes and commission the fourth assembly line at the Karnataka plant, adding 0.6 million capacity by July this year. It will take its overall capacity to 6.4 million. Honda will also ramp up its premium segment presence by bringing in Africa Twin, a 1000 cc sports bike, soon. Kato said India is the largest market for Honda globally, contributing 30 percent of the total volume. PTI IAS BEN KRK PTPlast_img read more

Football games to be reduced to 60 minutes? Discussion on amidst FIFA Confederations Cup

first_imgA proposal to reduce each half of a game to 30 minutes is likely to be considered by the world football’s rule-makers, in a bid to prevent time-wasting and make the sport more attractive.The International Football Association Board (Ifab) has outlined a draft of the proposed changes to the rules of the game in a new strategy document titled ‘Play Fair!’.Adopting two halves of 30 minutes with the clock stopped when the ball goes out of play is one of dozens of ideas put forward by Ifab in an attempt to make football more attractive, reports The Guardian.Ifab says the Fair Play! has three aims – to improve player behaviour and increase respect, to increase playing time and to increase fairness and attractiveness.”Many people are very frustrated that a typical 90-minute match has fewer than 60 minutes of effective (actual) playing time (EPT) i.e. when the ball is in play. The strategy proposes measures to reduce time-wasting and ‘speed up’ the game.” Ifab said in the document.Ifab further informed that some of the proposals could be implemented immediately and require no law changes, while some are “ready for testing/experiments” and some are “for discussion”.Other ideas up “for discussion” include referees blowing for half-time or full-time only when the ball goes out of play, and a penalty kick being either scored or missed/saved, with players not allowed to follow up to score, in order to stop encroachment into the penalty area.The proposals are being trialed at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, which started on Saturday.advertisementlast_img read more

2nd T20I: Jason Behrendorff, Moises Henriques star as Australia beat India to level series

first_imgAustralia’s Jason Behrendorff took four wickets for 21 in an inspired spell of fast bowling to set up an eight-wicket win over India in the second Twenty20 international on Tuesday, squaring the three-match series at 1-1.The touring side, who lost the one-day series 4-1 and the first T20 by nine wickets, reached their target of 119 with 27 balls to spare at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.Playing only his second international match, the 27-year-old Behrendorff scythed through India’s top order after Australia captain David Warner won the toss and chose to bowl.Australia win the 2nd T20I by 8 wickets, level the three-match series 1-1 #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 2017The left-arm paceman dismissed opening batsman Rohit Sharma and India captain Virat Kohli in his first over and then took the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey to reduce the hosts to 27-4 inside the first five overs.”It was unbelievable. Bowling four (overs) upfront doesn’t happen too often and I was lucky to do it,” Behrendorff said during the innings break.”Bowling upfront and swinging the new ball is my strength and it is an honour to be opening the bowling for your country.”India never recovered from the terrible start and were all out for 118 in their 20 overs. Kedar Jadhav scored 27 and Hardik Pandya made 25 in the only notable contributions with the bat for the hosts.Leg-spinner Adam Zampa kept the pressure up on the Indian middle order, picking up two for 19 in his four overs.advertisementAustralia lost openers Warner and Aaron Finch early in their chase, giving India hope of an unlikely win but Moises Henriques and Travis Head then combined in an unbroken stand of 109 for the third wicket to take them to victory.Henriques hit four sixes and an identical number of boundaries to remain unbeaten on 62 for his second half century in T20. Head was not out on 48 as Australia completed a convincing victory.Hyderabad will host the deciding match of the series on Friday.last_img read more

Olympiacos defeats Barcelona on historic evening

first_imgIt was a historic night at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, where local heroes Olympiacos Piraeus defeated FC Barcelona Lassa 59-52. Vassilis Spanoulis scored 15 points and dished 6 assists – including the 1,000th assist of his storied EuroLeague career – to lead the Reds. The Olympiacos’ defensive effort held Barcelona to a record-low in scoring in the competition. The result set both teams’ record at 4-3. Erick Green added 9 points off the bench and Khem Birch collected 7 rebounds for the winners, who forced Barcelona into 17 turnovers. Jonathan Holmes led Barcelona with 13 points and 9 rebounds and Tyrese Rice added 11 points, but struggled with his shooting and missed all 5 of his three-point attempts.The visitors turned to Ante Tomic early, but he lasted less than five minutes before taking a seat with his second foul. Spanoulis was sharp in pushing the Reds to an 11-9 edge. Spanoulis followed his 1,000thcareer assist with a pull-up three pointer for a 19-12 advantage. Holmes amassed 10 first-quarter points to keep Barcelona close. The scoreboard showed 21-16 after 10 minutes. Green came off the bench to make an impact for the Reds, though Joey Dorsey kept the visitors close, 32-25, at halftime. Spanoulis drained a three to start the second half, which put the Reds up by double figures. Rice finally got on the scoreboard for Barcelona. He sent an alley-oop assist to Dorsey for a slam, then darted inside for a layup and then sank 2 free throws to trim the deficit to 39-34 midway through the quarter. Threes by Daniel Hackett and Green kept the Reds in charge. Ioannis Papapetrou put-back and three-pointer gave Olympiacos a 49-38 cushion through three quarters. Barcelona struggled with its shooting, but managed to claw within 56-51 in the penultimate minute, however Birch scored inside as the hosts were able to preserve the victory. Source: EuroleagueTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Fans React to news of Barry J. Sanders Transfer

first_img@BarrySanders @BarryJSanders26 Proud to see the grace of another Sanders in America’s brightest orange. #GoPokes #GoodLuck— Joe Wagner (@JoePaDub) February 12, 2016 @BarryJSanders26 congrats Barry!! We are so happy for you and ALL OF US IN THE OSTATE FAMILY!!❤️— Roxanne Warner (@rxwarner) February 12, 2016 Any chance you’ll be changing your Twitter handle to @BarryJSanders21? That would be most awesome. @CoachGundy— Jonathan Berry (@jgarlandberry) February 12, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Happy for my boy @BarryJSanders26 !! Ball out BJ!— Kevin Hogan (@khoagie8) February 12, 2016 Pretty damn cool. Blazed his own trail. Now gets the opportunity to pay homage to pops and his home state.— Rand Getlin (@RandGetlin) February 11, 2016 @BarryJSanders26 smart move man. May God continue to guide you through your career.— Frédéric François ✈ (@Jets_onSet) February 12, 2016 EVERYONE ON THE HYPE TRAIN CHOO CHOOOOOOO— Jeff Clark (@SparkleClarkle) February 11, 2016 Big news on Thursday broke as Barry J. Sanders announced his intent to transfer from Stanford to Stillwater following his graduation later this year. As you can imagine, fans were absolutely thrilled with the news that the son of a former Heisman winner was coming home. From Heisman runner-up to NFL media, everyone hopped on twitter to share their glee for the young man from Oklahoma:Can’t wait to watch @BarryJSanders26 ball out at OKState! It’s been a pleasure bro! #RBeasts #IceMan— Christian McCaffrey (@run__cmc) February 12, 2016 Yesssssss!! ?? #GoPokes #Legacy— Stacia Naquin (@StaciaWSYX6) February 12, 2016last_img read more

ESPN Releases New College Football Power Rankings After Week 5

first_imgESPN power rankings for teams ranked 2 through 4 for week 6 of the season.The Coaches Poll received a major shakeup, and the AP promises to do the same after a wild week five, but neither replaced the nation’s top team. ESPN’s College Football Power Rankings, however, did just that. After struggling at Indiana, Ohio State falls a few spots, replaced at the top by Utah, which continues to benefit from its dominant Oregon win. The Big 12 powers Baylor and TCU also look good, after both put up points in bunches on Saturday.Here are the full rankings: Utah New HelmetTwitter/@UtesEquipment1. Utah2. TCU3. Baylor4. Ohio State5. Clemson6. LSU7. Michigan State8. OklahomaT-9. Texas A&MT-9. Florida11. Alabama12. Northwestern13. Florida State14. Notre Dame15. Stanford16. Ole Miss17. MichiganT-18. UCLAT-18. USC20. Georgia21. Oklahoma State22. Iowa23. Cal24. Boise StateT-25. TempleT-25. HoustonHow did ESPN do this week, fans?last_img read more

Can u play the last Test in Ranchi: Harbhajan Singh asks Jonty Rhodes to bat for South Africa

first_imgCan u play the last Test in Ranchi: Harbhajan Singh asks Jonty Rhodes to bat for South AfricaIndia spinner Harbhajan Singh has taken a cheeky dig at South Africa’s batting woes by asking former cricketer and fielding great Jonty Rhodes to bat in Ranchi Test.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service RanchiOctober 16, 2019UPDATED: October 16, 2019 23:24 IST India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh (File Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSCan u play the last test in Ranchi, SA need some batting Jonty, said Harbhajan SinghJonty Rhodes posted a picture on Instagram where he is seen wearing the South Africa jerseyHarbhajan joked about Proteas’ batting problemsVeteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took a sly dig at South Africa’s batting woes in the ongoing Test series against India by asking former cricketer and fielding great Jonty Rhodes to help his nation.Rhodes posted a picture on social media platform Instagram where he is seen wearing the South Africa jersey with his name written on the back during a photoshoot.”Feels good to be back in the green and gold, even if it is only for a shoot at the iconic #mehboobstudio in Mumbai,” wrote Rhodes with his post.Harbhajan took this opportunity to joke about Proteas’ batting problems.”Can u play the last test in Ranchi, SA need some batting Jonty,” Harbhajan replied.”They need much more than me!!!” Rhodes shot back.Virat Kohli-led India lead the three-match Test series 2-0 and play the final Test from Saturday, looking to further consolidate their position at the top of the ICC Test Championship points table.In the second Test, India won by an innings and 137 runs after posting a mammoth 601-/5 on the board in the first innings. South Africa could manage 275 and 189 following on.Also Read | Would like to know what selectors think about Dhoni’s future: BCCI President-elect Sourav GangulyAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Harbhajan SinghFollow Jonty Rhodes Nextlast_img read more

Amendments to Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act

first_imgNova Scotia’s lakes and rivers will be better protected through amendments to legislation introduced today, Nov. 4, by Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. Proposed changes to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act are designed to clarify and simplify the act. The amendments will also protect against the non-authorized introduction of fish into provincial waters. “We know that Nova Scotians expect our marine and freshwater resources to be well-managed,” said Mr. Belliveau. “This legislation helps us to do exactly that for present and future generations.” The Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act outlines a structure for sustainable development of Nova Scotia’s coastal resources. It has been in effect since 1997.last_img read more

Burns Root help Eng steady ship reach 1252 at Tea

first_imgManchester: Rory Burns and Joe Root helped England reach 125/2 at Tea on Day 3 to keep themselves alive in the fourth Ashes Test here on Friday. After Steve Smith’s 211 which propelled Australia to 497/8, England recovered 25/2 to trim mammoth lead down to 372 with eight wickets in hand and one session and two days remaining. The first session of the day got washed out after England resumed on 23/1 with Burns batting on 15. By Tea, Burns got to his fourth Test fifty and second in the series and was batting on 62 from 137 balls. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSkipper Root at the other end neared his second consecutive half century as he was batting on 47 from 108 balls. The pair shared a 100-run unbroken stand. For the Aussies, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins got a wicket each. After Joe Denly (4) was dismissed on Day 2, nightwatchman Craig Overton also got out for just 5 early on Day 3, Hazlewood having him caught by Smith at second slip. From then on, Burns and Root steadied the ship. On the second day, it was all about Smith’s masterclass batting display. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSmith brought up his third double hundred after missing the third Ashes Test due to concussion. Smith re-wrote the history books with his 26th Test century and third Ashes double hundred as he batted for 513 minutes, and hit 24 fours and two sixes. Brief scores: Australia 1st innings: 497/8 decl (Steve Smith 211, Marnus Labuschagne 67; Tim Paine 58, Mitchell Starc 54 not out; Stuart Broad 3/97) vs England 125/2 (Rory Burns 62, Joe Root 47) at Tea.last_img read more

CP NewsAlert TSB says derailed train began to move on its own

first_imgCALGARY — Investigators say a Canadian Pacific freight train was parked and began to move on its own before it derailed and killed three crew members on the Alberta-British Columbia boundary.The Transportation Safety Board says the westbound train had been parked on a grade for two hours near Field, B.C., when the westbound train started rolling.The board says the crew had just boarded the train, but weren’t yet ready to depart.It says the train gained speed well in excess of the 32 km/h maximum for the tight turns in the mountain pass.Some 99 cars carrying grain and two locomotives derailed at a curve ahead of a bridge.The three crew were all in the lead locomotive, which plunged into a river.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Union says port workers still on the job in BC despite lockout

VANCOUVER — The president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union says all of his members are on the job, despite a lockout notice issued by the association representing 55 waterfront employers in British Columbia.Rob Ashton says his members have no intention of shutting the ports down, and the lockout notice, due to take effect Thursday, is the decision of the B.C. Maritime Employers Association.He says a lockout would cover every port in British Columbia, from Vancouver to New Westminster, Vancouver Island, Prince Rupert and Stewart.When notice was issued Tuesday, Ashton called it reckless, irresponsible and needless.B.C. Maritime Employers Association chairman Jeff Scott has said the decision was made after the union issued strike notice and then imposed an overtime ban at two Vancouver-area terminals, which Scott says escalated to work stoppages.Longshore workers have been without a contract for 17 months and Scott says talks between the two sides broke off Monday, but Ashton says a mediated session is set for today. The Canadian Press read more

Venezuela UN agency provides training to help combat sexual violence

25 August 2010A United Nations-backed project in Venezuela has trained dozens of government officials and security force members on how to prevent sexual and gender-based violence and provide better care and protection for victims. Medical and psycho-social care, legal and protection training was provided to about 100 workers from government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and security forces by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the agency reported yesterday.The training was held in Zulia state in the country’s northwest and was part of a broader effort by UNHCR – including workshops and a major forum – to tackle the problems of sexual and gender-based violence in the South American country.UNHCR developed the project to help vulnerable groups in Venezuela, particularly the country’s large population of Colombian refugees who have crossed the border to avoid conflict in their homeland. Zulia lies next to the border with Colombia. read more

Chief incumbent of Kataragama temple admitted to private hospital

The chief incumbent of the Kataragama Kirivehera temple and another monk were injured in the shooting incident.A van used for the crime had been found by the Police. (Colombo Gazette) The chief incumbent of the Kataragama Kirivehera temple, the Venerable Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera, who was shot at last night, has been airlifted to Colombo to a private hospital for treatment.President Maithripala Sirisena had given instructions to airlift the monk to Colombo for further treatment.

UN mission chief attends donors conference for elections in DR of Congo

At the Brussels conference, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, William Lacy Swing, was particularly focused on persuading potential donors that the electoral process is working well, as exemplified by the million voters registered in the DRC capital, Kinshasa, in just two weeks, the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) said.The total needed to carry out the elections was high at $430 million, but had to be raised from the $285 million proposed by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) because of the need, in a country with almost non-existent infrastructure, to airlift election materials to 166 polling stations and to put security in place at each site, it said.After the pledging conference, Mr. Swing leaves Brussels for New York, where he is scheduled to brief the Security Council on Wednesday on DRC developments.Meanwhile, MONUC said it has been working to upgrade prison conditions in Kasaï Oriental Province. It has pointed out “inhumane conditions, barely imaginable, which result in illnesses and death,” where, among other things, food supplies are meagre, sanitation is poor or absent, women and children are jailed together with men in tightly packed cells and families complain of not being able to visit imprisoned relatives.In this regard, through a MONUC initiative, prisoners in the Kasaï mining town of Mbuji-Mayi were to receive 30 tons of food and other materials collected from the community. The contribution also included five free legal consultations from a local lawyer, it said. read more

Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

Las Vegas gambler William “Billy” Walters, left,, accompanied by one of his attorneys, leaves Manhattan federal court, in New York, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Walters, linked to golfer Phil Mickelson, was sentenced to five years in prison for his conviction on insider trading charges.(AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman collected tens of millions of dollars illegally in the stock market to seem like “a winner” to himself and others.U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel rejected the recommendation of probation officials and a lawyer for William “Billy” Walters that he serve only a year in prison, but still imposed a sentence less than the minimum of eight years called for by federal sentencing guidelines. He also fined him $10 million.“When it comes to the stock market, Billy Walters is a cheater and a criminal and not a very clever one,” Castel said, calling the crime “amateurishly simple.”He noted Walters was a minor celebrity in Las Vegas with a private plane, a $17 million West Coast home and $175 million in earnings from 2011 to 2015.The judge said Walters looked to elevate himself when he befriended former Dallas-based Dean Foods Co. board chairman Thomas Davis, getting him to divulge secrets he then traded on.Castel said Walters was “fixated on appearing to himself and others to be a winner.”“Money was a way of keeping score,” Castel said.Prosecutors said Walters began trading in 2006 on secrets Davis told him about the nation’s largest processor and distributor of fresh milk, amassing over $40 million in illegal profits through 2014. Davis, who pleaded guilty to charges, testified against Walters at an April trial. He awaits sentencing.Mickelson was not mentioned by name during the sentencing, though the judge alluded to him as he described how Walters drew others into his corruption.The government said Mickelson earned nearly $1 million after Walters told him to buy Dean Foods stock in 2012, profits Mickelson gave Walters to cover gambling debts. The Securities and Exchange Commission cited Mickelson for the trades in a lawsuit, and Mickelson agreed to repay the money. Mickelson was not charged.Castel noted “large and splashy displays of philanthropy” by Walters — some likely funded by his crimes — and said he credited him for quiet, under-the-radar gifts that “say something about the man’s character.”Those included paying medical school costs and buying a car for a student whose car broke down, funding a family vacation and salary for a young employee while his wife was dying and helping another acquaintance make it to his father’s funeral in Romania.Given the opportunity to speak, Walters barely said anything beyond thanking the judge for reading everything submitted on his behalf.After being sentenced, a smiling Walters hugged his wife and others while politely declining comment as he left court. He was told to report to prison Oct. 10.In a release, U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said Walters cheated his way to profits through massive, perfectly timed trades.“Making millions in the stock market with a deck stacked in your favour leads to time in a federal penitentiary,” he said. by Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2017 10:54 am MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison read more

Queen officially unveils new Highland Games pavilion at annual Braemar Gathering

The Queen has officially unveiled a new Highland Games pavilion at the annual Braemar Gathering.She joined 15,000 visitors at the event, which is held each year a short distance from the royals’ summer retreat on the Balmoral estate.The Aberdeenshire town has hosted the event for 203 years and this year marked the 170th anniversary of Royal Family links.The Queen, wearing a striking jade-green dress suit, was joined by the Duke of Rothesay as well as the Princess Royal and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park.The Queen and Princess Anne were both presented with floral posies which they carried throughout their hour-long visit.Before leaving, the Queen and the Duke of Rothesay officially unveiled the newly-built Highland Games Pavilion, which will open to the public next year and will showcase the history of the Highland Games, not just in Braemar but across the world. A competitor takes part in the Putting the Heavy Stone competition at the Braemar Gathering Having first attended with her parents and grandparents at the age of seven in 1933, she has only missed the Gathering four times since taking the throne in 1952.The day includes competitions in events including tossing the caber, hammer throwing and tug of war, as well as performances of pipe bands and Highland dancers. Scottish Dancing at the Braemar Gathering GamesCredit: Andrew Parsons / i-Images The £2.5 million heritage centre is named after the Duke of Rothesay and was partly funded and driven by the Prince’s Foundation as well as numerous local donors.Leading the tour of the new property, David Geddes, president of Braemar Royal Highland Society, said he hopes the exhibition will become a draw for people from across the globe. The Queen and Princess Anne were both presented with floral posies Credit:Andrew Parsons / i-Images  He said: “Even members of the committee didn’t know of the existence of many of the items that now feature in the exhibition.”It was nice to go through all the donated pieces – some of the finds have created a bit of a stir in the village.” A competitor takes part in the Putting the Heavy Stone competition at the Braemar GatheringCredit:Andrew Parsons / i-Images  The Queen, wearing a striking jade-green dress suit, was joined by Prince CharlesCredit:Andrew Parsons / i-Images  Marking its centenary, the RAF chose the Gathering as one of its main RAF100 events – a C130 Hercules from RAF Brize Norton performed a fly-by to the delight of the crowds.The Queen is the current, and longest serving, patron of the Braemar Royal Highland Society. Exhibits include items from Highland Games and Gatherings, such as medals and trophies, and partner The Scottish Tartans Authority will also contribute to the collection.The facility also provides a new headquarters for the Braemar Royal Highland Society, and is expected to open to the public early in 2019. Scottish Dancing at the Braemar Gathering Games The Queen and Princess Anne were both presented with floral posies  The Queen, wearing a striking jade-green dress suit, was joined by Prince Charles Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

World Championship W Montenegro back on track

Group A: SantosGermany – Montenegro 24:25 (10:12)After the victory in their first match in preliminary round group A against Norway, Germany was the favorite of their second match against Montenegro. But during the first half their competitor was the better team and made it to a 9:4 lead after the first 15 minutes. The German team had great difficulties in the attack and made a lot of mistakes while Montenegro played consequently until the end. Only in the last four minutes of the first half the Germans improved their result. After 30 minutes Montenegro was leading 12:10 – the match was again open. In the beginning of the second half Germany showed a better performance and caught up to 12:12 after 33 minutes. Nevertheless the next ten minutes belonged to Montenegro, leading by 19:13 after 44 minutes. The match was nearly decided. Even in the closing stages of the match Germany found no means to endanger the victory of Montenegro. They still achieved a 24:25 but in the end their competitor won well deserved. Both teams have now one victory and one defeat.“We were very satisfied with todays match,” said Dragan Adzic, the coach of Montenegro, while his German counterpart Heine Jensen was not very happy. “As I said before, Montenegro is one of the top teams of this World Championship. We now need to start immediately to focus on our next match against China.”China – Norway 16:43 (7:20)In the second match of preliminary round group A Norway won without any difficulties. After their defeat against Germany on the opening day the Scandinavian girls beat China 43:16. It took China more than ten minutes to achieve the first goal, which was actually a penalty. Norway was already leading 7:0 at that time. The match continued like this:12:2 after 15 minutes and 14:3 after 20 minutes. At halftime Norway was 13 goals ahead (20:7). The Norwegians celebrated their speed-handball by scoring one goal after the other. At the end they won well deserved at 43:16.Best scorer of the match was the Norwegian player Heidi Løke with seven goals. “Yesterday we weren´t satisfied with the second half against Germany because of our weak defence.”“Today it looked much better“, said Thorir Hergeirsson, the head coach of the Norwegian team. “Although we know that China is not as strong as Germany, things definitely turned out to be good. We have to keep this up also against the strong teams.” His counterpart Wang Xindong said: “It´s a good experience for us to play against Norway in an official match and to improve our abilities. We will analyse our mistakes and will draw the right conclusions.”Iceland – Angola 24:28 (12:15)After the complete second match day Angola is the leader in the ranking of preliminary round group A. The Africans won 28:24 against Iceland and thus is the only unbeaten team in this group after two victories (4-0). Iceland, the surprising team of the previous day when they beat the favourite Montenegro 22:21, started better into the match and led 7:5 after eleven minutes. But after that things changed. Angola scored four times in a row – three goals were scored by Marcelina Kiala – and turned the match. It was amazing to see how the Africans improved step by step. After 23 minutes the score was 13:9 for Angola. Until the end of the first 30 minutes Iceland caught up only one goal and Angola was leading 15:12. Also in the second half the Angolan team dominated the match. Eleven minutes before the end Azenaide Danila Carlos scored the 25:19. This was the pre-decision. After sixty minutes Angola won the match 28:24. Best players of the match were Angola’s Marcelina Kiala and Iceland’s Stella Sigurdardottir who both scored six times. Group B: BarueriKorea – Kazakhstan 31:19 (16:4)The Korean girls handled the 24:39 against Russia from Match Day 1 very well – and showed their real face on Sunday 4 December. The team of Jae Won Kang left Kazakhstan chanceless and took revenge for the final defeat of the Asian Championships 2010 – and even beat their opponents clearer than at the Asian Olympic Qualification some weeks ago.As Kazakhstan was completely out of rhythm in the starting period, Korea benefitted from their mistakes and punished nearly all of them by counter attacks. It took only 19 minutes when the distance were already ten goals at 11:1 – and it took even two minutes more before Kazakhstan scored their second goal. After an absolute one-sided first half the result was 16:4 – and the Korean spectators were going crazy.As the winner was obvious after 30 minutes, Korea decelerated and allowed their opponent some goals without being endangered at any second. It was a small success for Kazakhstan that they reached a draw after the break. The top scorers were Woo, Sim and Choi with four goals each for Korea, Nedopekina hit the net five times for Kazakhstan.Jae Won Kang, Korean coach: “We played much better than yesterday, but the opponent was much weaker than Russia. After the break we tried some tactics and changed a lot of players. I think it will take one or two matches until we are really well-rehearsed.”Vadim Bykanow, Kazakhstan assistant coach: “Korea as a former World and Olympic champion is much stronger than our team. Our main problem was that we missed too many chances in counter attacks, but I hope we learn from those mistakes.”Spain – Russia 22:28 (9:14) It was no handball deli, but a pure defence battle between two of the strongest teams of the World Championship. Spain and Russia started with great confidence after their clear opening victories against Netherlands and Korea. And right from the first second the fight for every centimetre in the Arena Barueri started. All players were willing to win this match – and no player gave any space to her opponent.The Russians took control over the match early, but could not leave Spain behind with a clear goal difference in the first half.  On both sides the goalkeepers had a brilliant day and the shooters were unlucky in most of the cases. Thanks to their defence wall Russia extended the gap to 11:6 in the 23rd minute and 14:9 at the break. But the Spanish resistance was not broken, even though the gap increased to 20:14 in the middle of the second half. Thanks to goalkeeper Sedoykina’s saves and the loss of power of the Spaniards, Russia became more dominant – but missed too many chances for an early decision. Coach Jewgeny Trefilow ran wild on the bench, when seeing his players failing in attack against extraordinary Silvia Navarro in the Spanish goal.Although the gap was still five or six goals, the defending champion did not stay calm and patient, but played nervously and hectically – in contrast to their gala against Korea yesterday. The victory was a success of the collective, not of some individual players, which is typical for Russian handball. But also the Spanish side can be proud of the way they fought against the favourite for the title in Brazil. Despite their woman-to-woman defence in the last five minutes, the Spaniards lost the game, which was decided at least at the 26:19 in the 56th minute.Statements after the match:Jorge Duenas, coach Spain: “We had problems in attack, as we lost too many balls, but it was really hard to play against this strong Russian defence and goalkeeper.”Jewgeny Trefilow, coach Russia: “It was a very athletic game with the most important question: Who runs more? I am not satisfied with our back court line except Bliznova and Levina, who were the only ones to score. But the most important thing is that we have those points, maybe we have more luck in the next games.”Andrea Barno, player Spain: “It was areal hard game, in which we wanted to make it difficult for Russia to win. But we scored too less.”Olga Chernoivanenko, player Russia: “This was our most important match in the Preliminary Round, as we know the strength of Spain after losing against them last year at the European Championship. We were very focused on the match and fought until the end – and we managed to accomplish our mission.”Australia – Netherlands 15:53 (6:27)Australia was the ideal opponent for the Dutch team after their opening defeat against Spain. Coach Henk Groener gave playing time to all his team members – and several youngsters like Lois Abbingh or Estefana Polman (both Silver medallists at the Junior’s European Championship) could show their high performance level. On the other hand the Australians reached their minimum goal for all World Championship matches: Cheered by the fans, yellow dressed and shouting “Aussie, Aussie”, they scored more than 10 goals. In the 48th minute this target was marked at the score of 10:43. Due to their missing physical, technical and tactical skills the underdog from down under again was absolutely chanceless against the Europeans, who aim for a ticket for the Olympic Qualification Tournaments and ranked eights at the last European Championship. So coach Henk Groener could save the power of his top players like Maura Visser and Pearl van der Wissel. Best Australians were again the goalkeepers Jemima Harbort and Catherine Kent. After a foul Veronica Kelly received a direct red card in the 48th minute. The highlight of the final stage was the 50th Dutch goal, scored by goalkeeper Mandy Burrekers.Statements after the match:Henk Groener, coach Netherlands: “After our disappointing match against Spain today we wanted to have fun on the field – and we had it. We started well and later-on everything worked – we even built up the Australian goalkeeper by missing our chances. “Katsuhito Kinoshita, coach Australia: “We scored much more goals than against Kazakhstan – and this makes us proud. I always try to find the positive things of a match to motivate my players for the next matches.”text: IHF ← Previous Story Champions League (M): Kielce, Kiel, Kobenhavn with the wins Next Story → Larvik wants Sanja Damnjanovic read more

15yearold girl missing from Dublin found safe and well

first_img By Cliodhna Russell 5 Comments Feb 28th 2018, 11:54 AM Short URL Share54 Tweet Email Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 11:54 AM Updated at 9pm, 28 FebruaryGARDAÍ HAVE THANKED the public for their assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a teenager missing from Dublin since Monday.Kim Berry, who’s 15-year-old, was last seen at her home in Ballyfermot on 26 February.Gardaí said today that she’s been found safe and well.- with reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha 15-year-old girl missing from Dublin found ‘safe and well’ She was last seen at her home in Ballyfermot on Monday morning. Image: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 16,651 Views Image: RollingNews.ielast_img read more