Day: September 22, 2019

Polish Ekstraklasa Vive Kielce and Wisla Plock both lose

Vive Kielce is no longer perfect in the Ekstraklasa, the Polish Handball League. After making 21 wins out of 21 games, this time they were defeated away at Zabrze with 30:26. Wisla Plock also had problems this round, as they were beaten at home at the hands of Kwidzyn with 28:27, making this round of the Polish Ekstraklasa to be quite a surprise. On the table, Vive is still 8 points ahead of Wisla Plock, and third comes Kwidzyn with 4 points behind Wisla. ← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 24): Flensburg wins north-derby, beats HSV! Next Story → Copa Del Rey final: Atletico Madrid 37-31 Barcelona!

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Group A Spain beat Qatar for the first place

Spain, Qatar and Slovenia almost secured TOP 3 places in Group A at the 24th World Handball Championship in Qatar. Brazilian guys will have to proved their fourth position against Chile in the last round…Slovenia: Brazil 35:32 (19:18)Gajic 11, Skube 5; Ribeiro 6, Chiuffa and Petrus 4Chile: Belarus 23:34 (20:29)Salinas 6, Cania 3; S. Rutenka in Pukhouski 8Qatar: Spain 25:28 (10: 8)Markovic 10, Capote 5; Rivera 7, Thomas 6STANDINGS:Spain 8Qatar 6Slovenia 6Brazil 2Belarus 2Chile 0 handballQatar 2015Qatar handballSpain ← Previous Story Claude Onesta after draw with Iceland: Good result for us Next Story → Group B: Croatia win Balkan derby – Tunisia beat BIH for eight-final

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ONE OF THE WORST EVER VESZPREMS DEALS Christian Zeitz goes back to

← Previous Story EPIC MOMENTS: How Egyptians celebrate first Olympic win after 16 years! Next Story → Michal Jurecki about Polish problems: We have to win “3 of 3” One of the worst transfer in the history of Hungarian Telekom Veszprem, Christian Zeitz, will again play at THW Kiel! The 36-years old lefthander spent two years in Hungary, mostly on bench or out of the hall, facing with the injuries and problems to adapt on Hungarian way of life.Former German NT member spent 11 years in THW Kiel, where he won three EHF Champions League titles…PHOTO: Jozo Čabraja handball transfersTelekom VeszpremTHW Kiel

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Rhein Neckar Lowen win in Veszprem

Rhein Neckar Lowen won at Veszprem Arena. Andy Schmid scored the sixth goal 60 seconds before the end for +2 – 27:29, afterwards he kept a ball in the last attack to bring important points for his team.KC Telekom Veszprém – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 28:29 (12:15)Veszprém: Sterbik, Mikler – Manaskov (1), Ilic, Tönnesen, Gajic (4/3), Nilsson (1), Nagy (2), Strlek (3), Terzic, Blagotinsek, Nenadic (4), Mahé (5), Jamali (4), Mackovsek (4), LekaiLöwen: Palicka, Appelgren – Schmid (6/2), Lipovina (4), Sigurdsson, Radivojevic (6), Tollbring (1), Abutovic, Mensah (4), Fäth, Groetzki, Taleski (1), Guardiola, Petersson, Nielsen (1), Kohlbacher (6)STANDINGS: 1.Vardar6501173:15510 8.Kristianstad5005138:1780 5.Telekom Veszprem6303169:1716 7.Montpellier5005129:1470 2.Barcelona5401173:1368 ← Previous Story EHF CL Saturday: RNL in Veszprem, Meshkov in Skopje Next Story → PSG Handball beat Pick Szeged to stay alone on 100% 3.Rhein-Neckar6402192:1808 4.Vive Kielce5401155:1458 Rhein Neckar Lowen 6.Meshkov Brest6204157:1744 read more

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White Widow had fraudulently acquired South African passport

first_imgNo we are not, no government intentionally provides cover, I hope, for terrorist groups, and it is certainly not the practice of the government or security forces of South Africa.She added that the Kenyan government had not yet contacted the South African government regarding the Westgate mall attack or Lewthwaite’s possible involvement.“There has been no contact from the government or police or security services of Kenya indicating that a South African passport was used.“I am not aware that the investigation is at a point where militants have been identified.”The passport was issued in the Indian ocean city of Durban.The minister said it was not clear if Lewthwaite lived in South Africa, but she pointed to media reports suggesting that was the case.A local terror expert and academic said earlier this week that Lewthwaite regularly travels to South Africa and stayed in South Asian suburbs of Johannesburg earlier this year.Credit records show Natalie Faye Webb had at least three addresses in Johannesburg and ran up debts of €6,400.Residents at the addresses denied Lewthwaite had lived there and could not remember having seen her.The 29-year-old Muslim convert was nicknamed the “White Widow” because her husband was among the 2005 London suicide bombers who killed more than 50 people.There has been widespread media speculation over her possible role in Nairobi’s deadly mall siege after Kenya’s foreign minister said a “British woman” was among the Islamist Al-Shabaab attackers.Read: Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack >Read: 63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning >Read: Kenyan troops “in control” of Westgate Mall > THE IRISH-BORN woman reportedly linked to the Nairobi mall attack gained a South African passport that was cancelled in 2011 using an assumed identity according to state officials.Co. Down born Samantha Lewthwaite — wanted by Kenyan police for alleged involvement in a separate terror plot — used the alias Natalie Faye Webb to get the passport, which was last used in February 2011.The South African passport was “fraudulently acquired” South African home affairs Minister Naledi Pandor told media, rejecting accusations that South Africa had unwittingly harboured an international terror suspect.last_img read more

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Search concludes after remains of drug dealer found in Meath

first_imgGARDAÍ HAVE CONFIRMED the search of land at Clonee in Co Meath has concluded this morning after body parts were discovered at the weekend — but they say more searches may yet be carried out as the investigation continues.A murder investigation was launched yesterday into the death of Christopher Gaffney, whose remains were found in a field near the village, which is close to the county border with Dublin.The 37-year-old, from the Blanchardstown area, was a convicted drug dealer. He was identified after fingerprints and DNA were recovered from the body parts found.FridayGardaí were informed on Friday afternoon of the discovery of a human arm near a stream at a location known as ‘The Mayne’ in Clonee.The area was immediately sealed off, and the remains removed to the morgue at Our Lady’s Hopsital, Navan.Further human remains were discovered on Saturday following a large-scale search of the lands involving specialist teams, the Garda Water Unit and the Garda Dog Unit.A Garda liaison officer has been appointed to Gaffney’s family, and an incident room has been set up at Ashbourne Garda Station.WitnessesGardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed suspicious or unusual activity involving people or vehicles in the area to get in contact.Ashbourne Garda Station can be reached on 01 801 0600, while anonymous information can be given via the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.The search in Meath concluded before 9am this morning. The remains found since Friday are being examined by the State Pathologist’s Office and Garda forensic teams.Read: Gardaí identify remains found in Meath as 37 year-old Christopher Gaffney Read: Young Irish man dies suddenly in Las Vegaslast_img read more

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Man involved in garda standoff dies in hospital

first_imgTHE MAN HOSPITALISED after an armed stand-off with gardaí near Dundrum in Dublin yesterday has died in hospital.The man was taken to St. James’ Hospital yesterday evening with head injuries after the two-hour incident in the south Dublin suburb of Windy Arbour. It has since been confirmed that he died overnight.Locals had reported hearing a number of shots being fired during the incident with the man described as being  in a “distressed” state and sitting in a car.It is believed that the man was armed with a legally held 9mm pistol during the incident but gardaí confirmed yesterday that he had not fired any shots at them.Read: Man in 40s hospitalised with head injuries following garda stand-off >last_img

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Motorcylist dies in Cork crash

first_imgA MOTORCYCLIST HAS died in a road traffic collision in Cork this evening.The man was fatally injured when his motorbike hit a wall on the Cork to Macroom road at Garryhesta at around 5.15pm.His body remains at the scene. The road is currently closed as forensic investigators carry out an examination of the area.Gardaí at Ballincollig have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Ballincollig Garda Station on 021 – 4214680 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.The man is the second motorcyclist to die on Ireland’s roads today. Earlier, a 50-year-old man died when his motorbike was involved in a collision with a car in  Wicklow. Two other people were injured in the crash.last_img

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Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters

first_imgTHE MAYOR OF Kiev and the deputy head of Ukraine’s security council have been suspended after a brutal police crackdown last month on a pro-EU opposition protest in the capital.President Viktor Yanukovych, who ignited three weeks of demonstrations by rejecting a pact promising closer ties to the EU, announced the move by saying the two officials were suspected of “breaching the constitutional rights of citizens” taking part in the protest.Baton-wielding riot police roughly dispersed around 1,000 protesters camped out on Kiev’s Independence Square in the early hours of 30 November, injuring dozens.The two suspended officials, mayor Olexander Popov and Security Council deputy chief Volodymyr Syvkovych, are being probed on suspicion of pressuring Kiev’s police chief “to use violence” against the protesters, Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka told journalists.Pshonka said prosecutors would ask the courts to put the the mayor, the deputy security council chief and the police chief, Viktor Koryak, under house arrest for overstepping their authority.Rival demonstrationsThe dramatic announcement came as Yanukovych supporters mounted a Kiev rally right next to the camp of pro-EU protesters demanding his resignation.Organisers put their number at 200,000, while police estimated 60,000 people attended. Both figures appeared inflated, according to AFP correspondents at the scene, Kiev’s Europe Square.Police buses block a road between pro-EU activists gathering at the Independence Square behind barricades and supporters of President Yanukovych in Kiev today. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) At the nearby Independence Square, anti-Yanukovych demonstrators furious at the president’s refusal to sign the Association Agreement with the EU are camped out behind barricades.The opposition called the rival rally a staged event by Yanukovych’s Regions Party, alleging that state employees were brought in under threat of being fired. They said they feared the aim was to disrupt their camp.Police on Saturday filled the street in the 200 metres separating the rival demonstrations.“We came to Kiev to support our president,” said 29-year-old Dmytro Khorunzhy, who was bussed in with 1,000 others from Kirovograd region to Europe Square. “We want stability…. The (anti-Yanukovych) protests are wrecking the Ukrainian economy.”People walk past barricades toward a pro-EU rally today (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) “Don’t divide Ukraine, don’t build barricades,” Prime Minister Mykola Azarov urged at the pro-government rally.“The politicians who promote hatred and division of Ukraine don’t belong in today’s politics. Their place is at the garbage dump,” he said.The Ukrainian president is under intense pressure to decide whether to align his nation with the West by signing a deal with the EU, or to join a Moscow-led Customs Union.The opposition hopes to stage a record rally tomorrow, two days before Yanukovich is to travel to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin amid rumours he will agree to join the Customs Union.‘West lost sense of reality’Yanukovych on Friday held talks with the three main protest leaders — the head of the UDAR party Klitschko, nationalist leader Oleg Tyagnybok and the head of the party of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk.The talks were chaired by post-Soviet Ukraine’s first president, Leonid Kravchuk, and were also attended by top church leaders, the parliamentary speaker, the foreign minister and other top figures.The moon rises over a destroyed metal Christmas tree decorated with Ukranian national flags this eveing. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) The negotiations came after Ukraine’s richest man and hugely influential powerbroker, Rinat Akhmetov, called on all parties to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.The United States has made its solidarity with Ukraine’s opposition clear, even threatening sanctions after a failed police raid on protesters Wednesday. Outspoken Republican Senator John McCain has announced he is heading to Kiev this weekend.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meanwhile accused Western countries of losing “their sense of reality” over Ukraine’s crisis and using blackmail to cut off the country from Russia.- © AFP, 2013Explainer: What exactly is going on in Ukraine? > Read: Demonstrators topple Lenin statue in giant Ukraine protest >last_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…The scene at the Holy Trinity Church in Avoca, Co Wicklow today as Marie Fleming was laid to rest. Pic: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland IRELANDRight-to-die advocate Marie Fleming has been laid to rest in Co Wicklow this afternoon.AIB has said that its debit cards are now working in non-AIB ATMs again after three days of problems.The State’s political standards watchdog, SIPO, does not have the staff to fulfil its duties.A man has died after a car he was a passenger in crashed into a lake early this morning.The parents of an autistic child were ‘gobsmacked’ after their seven-year-old son was pricked by a syringe on a DART last weekend.The weather is causing havoc with power supply and Christmas travel plans, but could we have a White Christmas?Gardaí have confiscated contraband DVDs and cigarettes at a market in Balbriggan.A former IRA man has been found dead at his home in Monaghan.It’s Christmas but that hasn’t stopped the political hostilities as Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil criticised the government over the HSE Service Plan.President Michael D Higgins has wished us all a Happy Christmas. Check out his message here.WORLD#SYRIA: At least 42 people have died after ‘TNT-packed barrels’ were dropped on a neighbourhood in the city of Aleppo.#RUSSIA: Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has vowed to stay away from Russia and following his surprise release by Vladimir Putin on Friday.#BRAZIL: A topless protest on a beach in Rio didn’t quite go as planned as just four women took part, but well over 100 photographers showed up.#UNITED STATES: A mother-of-four who died from cancer two years ago got her Christmas wish for her husband and his new wife granted this week, and it’s a real Christmas tearjerker.INNOVATIONHow Not to Use Twitter Part 3,576: A PR executive who tweeted about a trip to Africa and mocked AIDS victims has apologised.Google’s attempt to digitise every book ever written is both fascinating, scary and annoying to a lot of authors. Check out this sneak peak.PARTING SHOTWe really hope that Rudolf pulls through and Santa isn’t reduced to this on Christmas Eve as these two impersonators made their way down the Liffey this morning.last_img read more

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Death toll from Russian suicide bombings rises to 33

first_imgRUSSIA HAS BEEFED up security and begun mourning its dead as the toll from jarring successive-day suicide strikes in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games rose to 33.The southern city of Volgograd planned to bury the first victims of Sunday’s bombing of the heartland hub’s main railway station that killed 18 people and which officials have provisionally blamed on a young woman from the restive North Caucasus region of Dagestan.A second suicide attack on a trolleybus packed with students on Monday that investigators pinned on a male assailant has now claimed 15 lives.The blasts are Russia’s deadliest since a suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport that was claimed by Islamic insurgents from the North Caucasus killed 37 people in January 2011.The latests blasts have laid bare the unchecked threat posed by guerrillas who have vowed to target civilians in a bid to undermine President Vladimir Putin as he welcomes world guests to Sochi for the Game’s opening ceremony on February 7.(Video: RT/YouTube) Putin has not spoken publicly about the tragedies but is expected to address the nation during a midnight New Year address that will be watched closely for signs of how he intends to act next.The powerful Russian leader issued a string of directives on Monday ordering security stepped up at public transit points across the nation and extra police deployed on the streets of Volgograd.The city of one million — known as Stalingrad in the Soviet era and which is 690 kilometres northeast of Sochi — saw more than 5,000 law enforcement agents check traffic and inspect public transport on Tuesday morning.“The operational headquarters of the Volgograd region has decided to call up extra reserves and enrol the maximum number of police and interior ministry soldiers possible,” Interfax quoted regional security spokesman Andrei Pilipchuk as saying.Women cry as they lay flowers outside the main railway station in Volgograd (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin) The nation’s main Channel 1 television station led the news with images of helmeted soldiers with automatic rifles bursting into a Volgograd cafe and checking documents of dark-haired men who looked like they may have come from the mostly-Muslim North Caucasus.Pilipchuk told the station that officers had arrested 87 people “who resisted police or did not have (their identity) documents”.Russia is already preparing to impose a “limited access” security cordon around Sochi from January 7 that will check all traffic and ban all non-resident cars from a wide area around the city.Two bombings ‘linked’ Russian investigators have opened a criminal probe into a suspected act of terror as well as the illegal carrying of weapons.The chief spokesman for the Investigative Committee — Russia’s equivalent to the US FBI — said the signature of the two bombings suggest that they were plotted by the same group.(AP Photo/Denis Tyrin) The identical makeup of the explosives “confirms the theory that the two attacks are linked. It is possible that they were prepared in the same place,” Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Marking said.No one has claimed responsiblity for either attack.But North Caucasus guerrilla chief Doku Umarov vowed in July that his fighters would use “any means possible” to keep Putin from staging the Sochi Games.The feared fighter — pronounced dead by Russia on repeated occasions — is seeking to carve out an Islamist republic across the North Caucasus and has claimed the region around Sochi as part of his self-proclaimed ancestral land.“This looks like the North Caucasus underground. They promised to stage acts in big Russian cities ahead of the Olympics. It seems they are fulfilling their promise,” military affairs commentator Pavel Felgenhauer told AFP.Outpouring of global supportThe head of the International Olympic Committee said he was confident that security would be all-encompassing in Sochi and gave no indication that the Games’ staging was in doubt.“The Olympic Games are about bringing people from all backgrounds and beliefs together to overcome our differences in a peaceful way,” Thomas Bach said.(AP Photo/Denis Tyrin) The United States meanwhile offered to assist policing Sochi and called for closer security cooperation that had been recently lacking as relations between powers plumbed post-Cold War lows.US National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Washington “would welcome the opportunity for closer cooperation for the safety of the athletes, spectators, and other participants”.UN leader Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council both pronounced themselves “outraged”.Putin assured Ban in a telephone conversation “that Russia would work within the bounds of international law to bring the perpetrators to justice”, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said.German Chancellor Angela Merkel also condemned the attacks while EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said she was “shocked”.“I hope that those behind these crimes will be brought to justice,” Ashton said in a statement.- © AFP, 2013Read: Second bomb blast in Russian city kills at least 10 people > Video: Suicide bomber kills 16 in Russian train station >last_img read more

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Aslans Christy Dignam diagnosed with cancer

first_imgChristy was admitted to hospital last week with a suspected chest infection,this progressed into pneumonia. After numerous tests being carried out he has been diagnosed with cancer,he is to undergo treatment immediately and will be unable to perform until he is feeling better and doctors advise it is safe to do so. We would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and messages,we are trying to deal with this news and help him through his illness and hope fans will continue to be as supportive as they have always been. We would like to ask for some privacy at this time thank you Kathryn and Kiera Dignam and all the members and crew of Aslan.The group are said to be cancelling some up-and-coming gigs, including the one scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day in The Olympia, Dublin. ASLAN’S LEAD SINGER, Christy Dignam, has been diagnosed with cancer.A statement on the band’s Facebook page confirmed the news today.It was initially believed that Dignam had a chest infection, which progressed to pneumonia but it was later discovered it was cancer.The band have asked for support from fans and for privacy for Dignam, his wife, Kathryn and daugher, Kiera.The statement read:last_img read more

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Motorcyclist killed in collision with lorry at Park West

first_imgA MAN IN his 30s was killed at lunchtime today when the motorcycle he was travelling on collided with a lorry.The incident occurred at Park West in Dublin 12 at about 12.45pm. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.The driver of the lorry was uninjured.The stretch of road is currently closed, pending completion of an examination by forensic investigators. Local diversions are in place.An appeal for witnesses has been issued by gardaí and anyone with information is asked to call the local station on 01 666 7600.The victim is the third motorcyclist to die on Irish roads this year. Since 1 January, 42 people have been killed in road incidents.last_img

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Garda Commissioner to meet with GRA over cuts

first_imgGARDA COMMISSIONER MARTIN Callinan is due to meet with the central executive committee of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) today to discuss the impact of proposed cuts on the force.The committee will meet with Callinan at Garda Headquarters in Dublin this morning at 11am. Speaking ahead of the meeting, President of the GRA, John Parker told TheJournal.ie that members have asked the association to “convey their dire financial circumstances to the Commissioner and see what he has to say”.“We’re looking for him to state that the level has been reached as regards morale,” he said. “You need petrol in the tank just as much as you need morale in your belly.”On Monday evening, members of the GRA attended the 24/7 Frontline Alliance rally where Parker said the Commissioner and Minister Alan Shatter “will have seen the turnout as regards numbers”.“The minister will have seen last night the issues discussed and the calls for him to make a special case,” he said. “There has to be some kind of recognition for the work that our members do. There’s only a certain level they can take before the risks aren’t worth taking and the job isn’t worth it anymore, so we push back.”Despite calls from Shatter for the groups representing gardaí to return to talks on the Croke Park Agreement, the GRA has maintained that it will not negotiate on any proposals to cut pay.Plans are now in place for industrial action by gardaí, to start this Friday, which would see them “turn off the goodwill tap” if the government pushes forward with its proposals.Related: Croke Park talks on public sector pay and reform to continue>Read: Garda Commissioner sets date for meeting with garda body>last_img read more

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Chris Henry I think theres a lot more to come from this

first_img Source: James Crombie/INPHO“Then his running; he’s such a strong runner and I think he’s had a fantastic tournament. It’s always been a pleasure to play with him. He’s a great guy, a guy you know will dig in deep and put in the hard yards.“It’s been a pleasure to play with the likes of Andrew, but the whole squad in general, I’ve enjoyed everyone’s company. I think that showed, everyone dug in deep when we had to.”Henry himself has fitted into Schmidt’s international game plan with utter comfort, smashing rucks in attack, competing ferociously at the defensive breakdown, using his wrestling strength to grapple in the choke tackle and even adding those attacking flourishes when carrying.The flanker is greatly enjoying the experience of working under Schmidt, being pushed to constantly improve. The Kiwi has earned utter trust from his players, who believe in his the effectiveness of his game plans.It gives you a lot of confidence because you know if you execute the way Joe wants you to, there’s a good chance you’re going to be in the mix for the game. He’s been incredible to deal with.“It’s been pretty intense with him and he’s sort of on your toes for you to know your stuff. But that’s what you want; you want a coach to challenge you and I think that’s been something that’s been really, really good for everyone involved. THE MOST ENCOURAGING words to come from Ireland following Saturday night’s victory in Paris were those that suggested this year’s Six Nations triumph is only the beginning.Captain Paul O’Connell and head coach Joe Schmidt both stressed that there is more in this Ireland squad, and even in players who haven’t been involved on the pitch in 2014. There is no wild and baseless confidence, but rather determination to continue the improvement.Openside flanker Chris Henry serves ideally to encapsulate the sentiment. The 29-year-old has shown clear signs of progress under Schmidt’s coaching, and feels that there are further gains to be made, both individually and within the Irish group.“We’ve got such a massive run-in to the World Cup. When we get to together, we’ve got to focus. I feel a lot of us have improved individually in the last few weeks under Joe. That’s what we needed to do and we need to keep improving, because of the quality of players we have. “You come down to the camps and you’re challenged all the time. The pressure is on you to know your stuff, but once you get that knowledge, and know what he demands of you, you get confidence.”O’Driscoll thankful to sign off on his terms and as part of a great team ‘We have a very player-driven environment, I’m just one small cog’ – Joe Schmidt There’s no telling how far this team can go. We’ve got a great squad of players and I really think this will be a springboard for us. What a feeling, we’ll enjoy this, but moving forward I think there’s a lot more to come from this group of players.”Henry has developed into a more complete back row than ever before during this Six Nations campaign, with his flicked assist for Jonny Sexton’s first try on Saturday an example of that.The Ulsterman was happy to relive a somewhat uncharacteristic moment. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO“I sort of thought the dummy and go might work, but then I saw that they had it covered. I saw Jonny in space and I think we had advantage at that stage, so I just thought ‘I can get this away.’ “Jonny had to do all the hard work but it was nice to be a part of creating a try. The feeling overall is just incredible. You don’t [have time to think about a flick pass like that], it’s just something that comes naturally.“I suppose I don’t usually give the one-handed offloads, but I said I’d try it there as we had the advantage. That’s why I went for it and I’m just relieved to have pulled it off.”The only better feeling that winning in rugby is winning alongside friends. In that sense, Henry has been delighted to play alongside the impressive Andrew Trimble during this campaign.“He’s such a strong runner. I’ve played with him since mini-rugby days and I just think he’s an amazing player. He always wins his aerial battle on kick chase and puts in those big hits.last_img read more

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James Reilly and the Gareth Bale celebration youre doing it wrong

first_img [David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images]WRONG [Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland]RIGHT[Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images]WRONG[Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland]RIGHT[Oleg Popov/AP/Press Association Images] IF GARETH BALE is genuinely serious about trademarking his “heart” celebration, he might need a bit of help policing potential copyright infringements.After all, he’s probably too busy scoring worldies for Tottenham to keep track of these things.Health Minister James Reilly is coming dangerously close to the mark — and we’ve got the photos to prove it.THE RIGHT WAY [Tom Hevezi/AP/Press Association Images]THE WRONG WAY [Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland]RIGHT THAT’S REALLY WRONG[Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland]RIGHT [Oleg Popov/AP/Press Association Images]AH HERE, YOU’RE NOT EVEN TRYING ANY MORE[Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland]Benteke pays special tribute to Stiliyan Petrov with opening goal v Chelsealast_img read more

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Draconian abortion proposals are completely unworkable psychiatrists

first_imgPROPOSALS TO INVOLVE three stages and as many as 12 doctors in the assessment of a suicide risk in a woman seeking an abortion have been described as “draconian and completely unworkable” by psychiatrists.In a statement the College of Psychiatry in Ireland said that said it was “appalled” by the proposals reported in some newspapers today that the Maternal Protection of Life Bill, that would legislate for the X Case, could involve psychiatric assessments involving up to 12 consultants.The comments come as the two parties in government appear to be in disagreement as to how many consultants should assess the risk of suicide in a woman who is seeking an abortion on the grounds of a risk to her life.In a strongly-worded statement, the College said it was “extremely concerned” at the measures being considered.“[The College] strongly states that psychiatrists will not be prepared to collude with or participate in a process that undermines woman in such a disrespectful and abusive way,” a statement said.“Psychiatrists want to be able to assess and treat woman in a compassionate and professional way and not to act as ‘social policemen’.”Meanwhile, Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald, a senior minister involved in impromptu discussions over the legislation yesterday, has told TheJournal.ie that six consultants assessing the suicidal risk is “clearly too many”.Exclusive: ‘Six doctors is clearly too many’ for abortion panel, says MinisterRead: Ministers’ row means abortion law may miss summer deadlineMore: Proposals for six-person abortion panel ‘ridiculous’ and ‘a sick joke’, says expertlast_img read more

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In Photos The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes

first_img Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire Source: Sam Boal/{Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Niall Carson/PA WireRead: All the latest election coverage > AS THE FIRST results very slowly begin to trickle in this evening, spare a thought for the hard-working staff at count centres around the country.Thousands of votes have to be carefully sorted according to first preferences under the watchful eye of campaign staff and election officials, before the business of working out transfers even begins.Ballot boxes have been opened since 9 o’clock this morning, and with just a tiny percentage of councillors elected out of a total of 949 seats, some counts are expected to last late into the evening – and, for some poor unfortunates, possibly into the early hours of the morning.And let’s not even talk about the European election ballots, which will be counted tomorrow.Here’s what it looks like at the RDS in Dublin, the biggest count centre in the country, and Citywest hotel. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Niall Carson/PA Wirelast_img read more

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Look around your office can you identify these 9 people

first_imgVideo: YouTube/BerothebearThe 19 most annoying things about work>What is a cronut and why are people queuing for ages to get them?You’ll never guess who’s helping Louis Walsh pick a new boyband> 2. The moanerOh my God my computer won’t work and I forgot my lunch and it’s too cold and oh now it’s too hot and I have a headache and everything and everyone is out to get me and I just want to go home. Everything is SO ANNOYING. Actually, actually, actually…. THE FINAL OF the US Office has aired in America and it’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Jim, Pam, Dwight, Andy, Erin and the rest of the gang.Surely there can’t be an office in the land with such a collection of misfits gathered into one small space, but we’re guessing some of them are up there.Here are the nine people you might find in any office…1. The know-it-allActually, I think you’ll find that’s a sans serif font. 3. The noisy eaterThe incessant chomping and slurping and lip smacking. Some believe it’s a valid motive for homicide.4. The talkerIt’s actually a really interesting story… it all started when I was 6 and my mother told me about my grandmother’s bunions. She started suffering from them when she was 11, but I’d really have to go back to when she was seven-and-a-half in 1946…OH MY GOD. SHUT UP.center_img 5. The flirty coupleYou know who you are. The pair that are always hanging out at each other’s desks, playing practical jokes and sharing secret funnies.On an office night out they’ll spend the whole night talking to each other, dropping the lámh when there have been too many sherries imbibed and disappearing mysteriously after Stay Another Day is played at the Christmas party.Image: Shutterstock.comWhen they get together it won’t ever be as exciting as it was when they were just flirting. Everyone knows that.Except, of course, if they’re Jim and Pam…Video: YouTube/Oats4Sparkle6. The humourless shrewWant to have an office beer at 4pm on a Friday when the boss has left early? Not if the shrew has anything to do with it…Video: YouTube/KayBug1427. The noisy typerIt’s such a problem that this actually exists: a keyboard sound muffler.via CraziestGadgets.com 8. The person who makes you feel bad about your breakfast/lunch choicesOh, you’re having a burrito, again? Do you want to put some of my chia seeds on it? Actually, it’s pronounced Valen-THIA and Bar-THELONA. 9. The doteOf course, offices are also populated with lovely people, gas tickets, best friends, deadly bosses and dotes. After all, they’re probably the people you spend the most time with after your significant other/cat/dog/mammy.Cherish them.last_img read more

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