Women’s U 17 EURO 2015: Skopje to host generation 1998

first_imgRelated Items:handball generation 1998, Skopje Recommended for you Expensive victory in Skopje – Accambray and Barachet injured! Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe first big competition for the women’s generation 1998, European Championship in Macedonia will be held from August 13 – 23 in the capital city of Skopje. Preliminary Groups have been drawn in Skopje last week.Group A: Sweden, Slovenia, Macedonia, Czech RepublicGroup B: Russia, Romania, Germany, SpainGroup C: Portugal, Croatia, France, NetherlandsGroup D: Denmark, Norway, Hungary, SlovakiaThe playing venues for the Women’s 17 EHF EURO 2015 are the Skopje arenas Jane Sandanski and the Boris Trajkovski. Veszprem beat Vardar after crazy finish in Skopje ShareTweetShareShareEmail Women’s U17 EURO 2015: Golden Danish girls!last_img read more

Credit unions report strong 2Q loan growth

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Michael MuckianCredit union lending during the second quarter of 2014 was the strongest it’s been since 2005, according to Callahan & Associates’ 2Q14 Trendwatch.The Washington, D.C., consulting firm today released data showing that credit union lending overall saw nearly 10% year-over-year growth during the second quarter. Specifically, credit unions enjoyed double-digit growth in first mortgages, new auto loans, used auto loans and member business lending. Consumer loan originations increased 60% compared to the first half of 2013 and 90% compared to the first half of 2012. continue reading »last_img read more

Local MSP Highlights Dumfries HGV Driver Training in Scottish Parliament

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Dumfries and Galloway companies Nithcree Training and Currie European were praised in the Scottish Parliament this week for their efforts to encourage more people to train as HGV drivers.Joan McAlpine, MSP for South Scotland, cited the companies’ experience in a debate highlighting the skills shortages in the haulage industry.Ms McAlpine, who visited Nithcree in advance of her speech, highlighted the frustrations in accessing funding for training and licenses, and the economic impacts driver shortages cause local businesses.During the debate Ms McAlpine said:“The sector is extremely important to my region. I take the opportunity to recognise two Dumfries-based companies—Nithcree Training Services, which has been mentioned, and Currie European Transport—for their efforts in encouraging more people to train as HGV drivers. I spoke to the leaders of both those companies in advance of the debate to get a first-hand view on the challenges and how to overcome them. At Nithcree Training, I spoke to the director, Elizabeth Campbell, to find out more about the shortages. She highlighted the cost of HGV training, which can be prohibitive. In fact, she said that taking someone from scratch to being trained in every kind of HGV and load could cost around £5,000 in certificates and licences.”Ms McAlpine outlined some of the frustrations faced by industry, including a lack of funding for people to undertake training and the excessive cost of insurance for apprentice training schemes, stating:“Currie European has an excellent apprenticeship scheme for young people. The company, which has a great relationship with the local schools, takes apprentices from school. Tom Barrie, its owner, said that, although it was and would remain absolutely committed to its apprenticeship scheme, the cost of insurance was prohibitive and the company was looking for any assistance that it could get on that.”She also explained the negative impact of the removal of UK Government overnight tax breaks for drivers and highlighted the economic impact of driver shortages to the wider economy:“Mr Barrie employs more than 300 people at Currie European but, because of the shortages, he has to turn work away. If he is doing that, it means that the companies that need to get goods to people are not getting them to those people on time. As other members have said, the shortage of drivers is affecting the economy as a whole.”The debate was called by Chic Brodie MSP who explained the value of the road haulage sector in Scotland:“Its net contribution is more than £5 billion, and it contributes more than 5.5 per cent of the total Scottish gross value added. It is also a vital component in helping to deliver Scotland’s exports which in themselves are a key component of Scotland’s economic strategy: we are on track to double our exports over the period 2012 to 2017. The sector fuels the retail market, secures manufacturing output through the delivery of raw materials and components to industry and also harnesses indigenous industries such as farming and forestry.”Mr Brodie added that there is a shortage of 11,000 drivers in Scotland and indicated that barriers to recruitment, skills shortages and an understanding of the scale of the issue as well as access to the industry all needed to be addressed.last_img read more

Jason Day starting to draw comparisons with Tiger Woods

first_imgThere Are 7 Types of Irish Last Names – Which One Is Yours?Ancestry Jason Day of Australia, holds The Players Championship trophy Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nothing is good enough for Jason Day. Reverse Mortgages: Worth the Risk?LendingTree Mortgage Quotes There Are 7 Types of Irish Last Names – Which One Is Yours?Ancestry Sponsored Links Woods hasn’t played since August. He hasn’t won in three years.Part of his time appears to be spent on sending text messages to Day, who never fails to mention how much he has leaned on his idol for advice on how to play, how to think his way around the golf course, how to close out tournaments.At the moment, Day looks like a suitable replacement.His work ethic is fierce. He hits it long, straight and can hit a 3-iron higher than the pine trees lining the fairways. His iron play is among the best. His scrambling? He got up-and-down 85 percent of the time, the highest rate of anyone at The Players Championship. And, for the most part, he felt as if he could make anything with his putter.“It’s no coincidence he’s No. 1 in the world,” Justin Thomas said. “He drives it extremely far, extremely straight. He hits it to the moon, so he can access pins that most people can’t. His short game is ridiculous. I think I’ve pretty much covered it all there when it comes to the golf.”Adam Scott played with his fellow Australian during a practice round and saw him oozing with confidence.Scott knows that look.When he was an amateur, Scott played a practice round with Woods in Las Vegas before Woods went over to Pebble Beach for the 2000 U.S. Open, which he won by 15 shots. What always stood out about Woods is not that he won, and won big, but that he did it for so long.“I always try to explain how good you feel after one win,” Scott said. “And I try to imagine how good Tiger felt just playing five years into his pro career having won like 50 events, and imagine how you’d feel confidencewise. And Jason must be kind of feeling something like that at the moment. And that’s an incredibly nice way to walk out on the golf course. And you can see it with Jason.“You can see there’s that calmness inside him — calm confidence — and the way he’s walking around. He’s got that kind of unbeatable look about him.”He has looked that way ever since he left that birdie putt short on the 18th green at St. Andrews that kept him out of the playoff at the British Open. Day found something that week — a combination of desire and belief — and he has parlayed that into a run Scott referred to as “Tigeresque.”He won the Canadian Open the following week. He set a major championship record at 20-under par to win the PGA Championship. He won two FedEx Cup playoff events, though that didn’t trump all that Spieth did last year.And after a slow start following a long winter’s break, Day hit his stride with a wire-to-wire victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, and he was just as dominant the following week at the Dell Match Play. He won seven matches, and only one of them reached the 18th hole at Austin Country Club.And now this.Day began his week by tying the course record with a 63 and breaking the 36-hole record with 15-under 129. All that stopped him from more marks were greens that got away from the PGA Tour, faster than anyone could recall. Day made two double bogeys on the front nine, and both times answered with birdies.He was on the ropes again Sunday — a bogey on No. 6, avoiding another bogey by making a 15-foot putt on No. 7, and then taking three chips from 40 feet right of the green on the par-5 ninth and having to make a 6-foot putt just to salvage bogey.Spieth tweeted Sunday night that Day’s bogey putt was “possibly most underrated shot of the day. Gathered emotions knocked it in and led to a clutch back nine. Great win.” Day agreed. Asked the most significant shot he hit Sunday, he didn’t hesitate to mention that putt.“Probably the most crucial putt of this tournament for me,” he said.Day has won seven of his last 17 starts, and the confidence is growing. The scary part for the rest of golf is that the celebration doesn’t last long.“This is great to be The Players champion,” Day said. “But now once tonight is done and tomorrow starts, it’s another week. I have to get ready and prepare for the next tournament coming up, because it’s never enough. Winning is never enough. And I’ve got to try and do it as much as I can before my time is over.”,He won The Players Championship for his seventh victory in the last 10 months, and all he could talk about was winning more. He is No. 1 in the world by an increasingly large margin over Jordan Spieth, and his points average is the highest of any player since Tiger Woods in the late summer of 2013.Day wants to go higher.“Keep pushing,” he said Sunday after his four-shot victory. “Yeah, keep pushing, because Tiger says he’s going to kick my butt when he comes back, so I’m going to try and extend that gap. So if he does come back and he’s turned into Tiger Woods again, I’ve got to watch my behind.”center_img Woods hasn’t played since August. He hasn’t won in three years.Part of his time appears to be spent on sending text messages to Day, who never fails to mention how much he has leaned on his idol for advice on how to play, how to think his way around the golf course, how to close out tournaments.At the moment, Day looks like a suitable replacement.His work ethic is fierce. He hits it long, straight and can hit a 3-iron higher than the pine trees lining the fairways. His iron play is among the best. His scrambling? He got up-and-down 85 percent of the time, the highest rate of anyone at The Players Championship. And, for the most part, he felt as if he could make anything with his putter.“It’s no coincidence he’s No. 1 in the world,” Justin Thomas said. “He drives it extremely far, extremely straight. He hits it to the moon, so he can access pins that most people can’t. His short game is ridiculous. I think I’ve pretty much covered it all there when it comes to the golf.”Adam Scott played with his fellow Australian during a practice round and saw him oozing with confidence.Scott knows that look.When he was an amateur, Scott played a practice round with Woods in Las Vegas before Woods went over to Pebble Beach for the 2000 U.S. Open, which he won by 15 shots. What always stood out about Woods is not that he won, and won big, but that he did it for so long.“I always try to explain how good you feel after one win,” Scott said. “And I try to imagine how good Tiger felt just playing five years into his pro career having won like 50 events, and imagine how you’d feel confidencewise. And Jason must be kind of feeling something like that at the moment. And that’s an incredibly nice way to walk out on the golf course. And you can see it with Jason.“You can see there’s that calmness inside him — calm confidence — and the way he’s walking around. He’s got that kind of unbeatable look about him.”He has looked that way ever since he left that birdie putt short on the 18th green at St. Andrews that kept him out of the playoff at the British Open. Day found something that week — a combination of desire and belief — and he has parlayed that into a run Scott referred to as “Tigeresque.”He won the Canadian Open the following week. He set a major championship record at 20-under par to win the PGA Championship. He won two FedEx Cup playoff events, though that didn’t trump all that Spieth did last year.And after a slow start following a long winter’s break, Day hit his stride with a wire-to-wire victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, and he was just as dominant the following week at the Dell Match Play. He won seven matches, and only one of them reached the 18th hole at Austin Country Club.And now this.Day began his week by tying the course record with a 63 and breaking the 36-hole record with 15-under 129. All that stopped him from more marks were greens that got away from the PGA Tour, faster than anyone could recall. Day made two double bogeys on the front nine, and both times answered with birdies.He was on the ropes again Sunday — a bogey on No. 6, avoiding another bogey by making a 15-foot putt on No. 7, and then taking three chips from 40 feet right of the green on the par-5 ninth and having to make a 6-foot putt just to salvage bogey.Spieth tweeted Sunday night that Day’s bogey putt was “possibly most underrated shot of the day. Gathered emotions knocked it in and led to a clutch back nine. Great win.” Day agreed. Asked the most significant shot he hit Sunday, he didn’t hesitate to mention that putt.“Probably the most crucial putt of this tournament for me,” he said.Day has won seven of his last 17 starts, and the confidence is growing. The scary part for the rest of golf is that the celebration doesn’t last long.“This is great to be The Players champion,” Day said. “But now once tonight is done and tomorrow starts, it’s another week. I have to get ready and prepare for the next tournament coming up, because it’s never enough. Winning is never enough. And I’ve got to try and do it as much as I can before my time is over.” Reverse Mortgages: Worth the Risk?LendingTree Mortgage Quotes He won The Players Championship for his seventh victory in the last 10 months, and all he could talk about was winning more. He is No. 1 in the world by an increasingly large margin over Jordan Spieth, and his points average is the highest of any player since Tiger Woods in the late summer of 2013.Day wants to go higher.“Keep pushing,” he said Sunday after his four-shot victory. “Yeah, keep pushing, because Tiger says he’s going to kick my butt when he comes back, so I’m going to try and extend that gap. So if he does come back and he’s turned into Tiger Woods again, I’ve got to watch my behind.” Sponsored Linkslast_img read more

Fury over road plan

first_imgBy Jade LawtonAbout 150 residents packed the Officer Public Hall on Wednesday night to hear more about the proposed highway…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Soccer strikes a goal

first_imgBUNYIP and District Soccer Club (BDSC) will get a $50,000 funding boost if the Coalition secures office on 27 November….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Selkirk College Saints Thump Eastern Washington University

first_imgRookie Saints forward Jack Mills started the scoring six minutes into the first period when he notched his sixth goal of the season. Despite out-shooting the Eagles 20-12 in the opening 20 minutes, the visitors managed to tie the score at ones with less than a minute left when Uriah Machuga beat Saints starter Austin Wells.Matt Martin gave Selkirk College the lead five minutes into the second period when he scored what would eventually be the game-winner. With just under four minutes left in the middle period, the Saints received goals from Dallas Calvin, Alex Milligan and Nathan Browne to make the score 5-1.Wade Johnson notched the lone goal of the third period as the Saints picked up their seventh win of the season and remained one point back of league leading Simon Fraser University.The Saints now travel west this coming weekend for two important games against Trinity Western University and Simon Fraser. With all three teams within a point of each other atop the standings, it will be a key moment in the first half of the season.The Saints return home to the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on Friday, December 2 when they take on Trinity Western in the final game of the Fall Semester. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. A four-goal second period outburst helped the Selkirk College Saints to a 6-1 Saturday night win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints hosted their regional rivals at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex for their only contest of the weekend. The Saints were looking to stay within striking distance of first place in the league, while the Eagles were still searching for their first victory of the season.last_img read more

Statement From The Federation Of Irish Sport In Relation To The €70 Million Fund…

first_imgIssued on behalf of our members, the 81 National Governing Bodies and 29 Local Sports Partnerships that organise sport and physical activity in Ireland Federation of Irish Sport welcomes Resilience Fund for Sport for the survival and reignition of sport organisations nationwide The Federation of Irish Sport welcomes today’s announcement by the Government that a funding package of up to €70 million has been allocated as part of a Resilience Fund for Sport package. The Federation would like to thank the government for their support and is delighted that they have recognised the extremely valuable contribution that sport makes to Irish society.This funding package will support the sport sector through;–   Funding of up to €40m for the three main field sports organisations – the FAI, the GAA and the IRFU–    A Resilience Fund of up to €10m to support the National Governing Bodies of Sport–    A Sports Club Resilience Fund of up to €15m to support clubs–    A Sports Restart and Renewal Fund of up to €5mAs the Federation of Irish Sport noted in its appeal for a Resilience Fund for Sport to the government in May, this financial assistance will go a long way in helping sports organisations who are facing particular financial difficulty to get back to business and to adapt to the new reality as restrictions lift. We welcome the government’s acknowledgement of our call for support, and their commitment to investing in sport at local and national level to help Irish sport through this unprecedented emergency and back on to the road to recovery. The Federation will continue to work with its members and Sport Ireland to maximise levels of physical activity and participation in sport in Ireland. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

West Ham boss Allardyce rues ‘negative’ and ‘nervous’ performance against Chelsea

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce has branded his side ‘negative’ and ‘nervous’ after they were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.The Hammers went to west London in great form as they found themselves in fourth spot after fine start to their Premier League campaign.But Allardyce, who was unable to start with key men Alex Song and Diafra Sakho due to fitness concerns, was disappointed with how his charges performed against Jose Mourinho’s Blues who proved again why they are hotly tipped to win the title ahead of champions Manchester City.“I don’t think there are any complaints from me,” said the 60-year-old.“We showed our best football and the more creative side of our game too late today.“There were too many negative tactics from us in the first half rather than being brave enough to get on the ball and pass it forward and play in the right areas.“We found ourselves to be a little too nervous and kept giving the ball away.“I don’t know what the lads were thinking about. They were just playing in the wrong areas, personally. We didn’t play to our strengths.”last_img read more

Where to Celebrate National Mimosa Day (or Weekend!) at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Brunch fans, rejoice! May 16 is National Mimosa Day, and there are a variety of options at Walt Disney World if you want to celebrate. Not at Walt Disney World today? No worries–you can celebrate whenever you’re down. (We won’t tell.)One of the easier breakfast/brunch reservations to get is The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. I’m a huge fan of their sweet potato pancakes, and a mimosa goes great with that. For $18, The Wave offers a “refillable mimosa” (which comes with two refills).Looking for something a little more upscale and okay waiting to celebrate on Sunday? Brunch at the Top in the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort comes with a pretty significant price tag (around $90 per person) and is only available on Sundays, but it does include unlimited mimosas and valet parking. Swanky, eh?Over at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Kona Cafe offers a unique twist–a mimosa flight. For $14, you can choose from a variety of juices to make your three-mimosa flight. Juices include Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Pink Grapefruit, or Liliko’i (aka POG juice).For the true “I’m at Walt Disney World” experience, on Saturdays and Sundays, Wine Bar George at Disney Springs offers the Frozcato Mimosa made with Dole Whip pineapple–yes, a Dole Whip Mimosa. If that doesn’t sound like weekends at Walt Disney World, I don’t know what does.Photo courtesy Wine Bar GeorgeWhere’s your favorite place to get your brunch on with a mimosa? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more