Vive Tauron Kielce count on legends and fight for Janc!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsVive Tauron Kielce want to continue cooperation with the guys who were their biggest strentgh in climbing to the TOP of European handball. Polish Echo Dnia published story with Kielce’s boss, Bertus Servaas, who announced that club want to keep Karol Bielecki on two years basis, but also Slawomir Szmal and Uros Zorman for the next season.We are also interested in Blaz Janc. Our chances are 50-50, but more will be known after World Championship in France – concludes Servaas observation about fantastic Slovenian right wing-back from RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko.Kielce will have another look from the next season when Alex Dujshebaev and Marko Mamic come to Poland. Related Items:Uros Zorman, Vive Tauron Kielce Recommended for you Click to comment Uros Zorman to leave Kielce after 9 years, Servaas: Member of our family 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. Uro Zorman to assist Veselin Vujovic on Slovenian bench – Bezjak and Skube ready to play Uros Zorman to overtake RK Trimo Trebnjelast_img read more

Dominican Culture Leads The Way on Eastern Parkway

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Dominican Culture Leads The Way on Eastern Parkway by: – September 6, 2013 Share 49 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photographs compliments: Tracee ThomasOn September 2, 2013, Dominica’s Creole Culture led the way at the West Indian Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York. The Know Your Culture Dance Group under the leadership of Sabeniah Mingo and Heather Etienne represented Dominica for the 3rd year in a row with a presentation entitled “Dominica: the Nature Island” in the Creole Culture competition of the parade of bands. Competing against islands like Haiti, Guadeloupe, and Martinique, the band represented the traditional culture of Dominica with sections including Wob Dwiyet, with matadors in full traditional dress, hand woven baskets, and intricately adorned fans. The Jupe section was a crowd favorite, with women adorned in handmade butterfly headpieces made with beautiful madras. The presentation also included the souswell souwi or the bat, and mischievous sensay who entertained the crowd. Photograph compliments: Tracee ThomasThe Nature Isle section included participants in a variety of greens and headdresses featuring the Heliconia and Anthurium Lilies, signature flowers of Dominica. The highlight of the presentation was the Know Your Culture Jing Ping band along with Storm Riders Sound with De Blade and Darius Moses. The bands entertained and kept the crowd jumping with sounds of the lapo kabwit.In the end, Dominica emerged as the largest Creole Culture band, with over 100 members coming out to represent. “Thank God, Know Your Culture had the opportunity to represent Dominica to over a million people on the Parkway and countless more with all of the news coverage of our section,” organizer and founder of the Group, Sabeniah Mingo said.Photograph compliments: Tracee Thomas“I hope that in the coming year, Dominicans worldwide will come out to represent our national pride!” The Know Your Culture Dance Company founded in 2008, is a nonprofit professional traditional dance company in the New Jersey geographical area whose main objective is to create cultural awareness within the Dominican Community removed from their beloved Dominica, through professional opportunities to learn traditional dance. By Tracee Thomaslast_img read more

U.S-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement goes into effect

first_imgEarlier this week the U.S-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, or Colombia TPA, entered into force, opening new possibilities for U.S. trade with the third-largest economy in Central and South America.The Colombia TPA is expected to boost U.S. dairy exports through immediate open and unlimited access for most whey and lactose products, as well as duty-free access for sizable amounts of cheese and skim milk powder, among other dairy products.advertisementadvertisementThe estimated benefit to the U.S. dairy industry over the first several years of the implemented agreement is an additional $25 million in exports per year, according to an International Dairy Foods Association news release. The value of U.S. dairy exports to Colombia was $6 million in 2010.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement May 15:”Beginning today, U.S. agricultural exporters receive duty-free access on more than half of the products we currently export to Colombia, and virtually all remaining tariffs will be eliminated within 15 years.”Estimates show that the tariff reductions in the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement will expand total U.S. exports by more than $1.1 billion, supporting thousands of additional American jobs while increasing U.S. GDP by $2.5 billion.advertisement”For agriculture, the agreement with South America’s third-largest economy achieves two key trade objectives for the United States: it immediately provides vastly improved access to Colombia’s market, and it levels the playing field with respect to third-country competitors.”Last year, the United States exported $1.1 billion of agricultural products to Colombia. Under the agreement, American farmers and ranchers can expect to see their exports grow by more than $370 million, or more than one-third of the current total.”Colombia will immediately eliminate duties on wheat, barley, soybeans, soybean meal and flour, high-quality beef, bacon, almost all fruit and vegetable products, wheat, peanuts, whey, cotton, and the vast majority of processed products.”The Colombia TPA also provides duty free tariff rate quotas (TRQ) on standard beef, chicken leg quarters, dairy products, corn, sorghum, animal feeds, rice, and soybean oil.”Over the next few years, as additional barriers fall and more U.S. businesses market products to Colombia’s expanding economy, American agricultural exports will create new opportunities for our businesses, workers, farmers and ranchers, thereby supporting more and better jobs for Americans.”Click here to read Vilsack’s full statement. PDadvertisementlast_img read more

Japanese rugby player Iwabuchi hopes to make mark at Saracens

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The 2000-01 season will be a significant landmark for Kensuke Iwabuchi. The former Japan international rugby player joined English club Saracens, the team he has dreamed of playing for. Iwabuchi, who has earned 12 Japan caps so far, is the first Japanese player to sign with an English Premier League club and the third professional to play abroad in Japanese rugby history, following former Toshiba Fuchu scrumhalf Wataru Murata and former Isetan winger Yoshihito Yoshida, who both joined French League clubs. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Kensuke Iwabuchi Saracens is a leading club in the English Premier League, which has featured international stars since 1995 after the sport opened the door to professionalism. Under the guidance of player-manager Francois Pienaar, the captain of South Africa’s 1995 World Cup-winning team, the London-based club finished fourth in the 12-team standings but scored a league-best 3.5 tries a game last year.This year, Saracens features some world-class players, including Australia center Tim Horan, England scrumhalf and Saracens captain Kyran Bracken and France fullback Thomas Castaignede.“I wanted to play abroad and see how Japanese rugby measures up in world first-class rugby. I’ve had this desire for a long time, well before I was first called up for Japan,” Iwabuchi said shortly before heading to London.Iwabuchi made his international debut with Japan’s 10-a-side team in 1996 before making his full debut with Japan in May 1997. He joined Kobe Steel in April 1998 after graduating from Aoyama Gakuin University.But six months later, he headed to Cambridge University in England to study political philosophy for the next two years.It was natural for Iwabuchi to have sought to play abroad. The native of Tokyo was “shocked” with the standard of international play in a Hong Kong Sevens game he attended when he was a fifth grader at primary school — two years after he started playing the sport. Since then, he has kept his eye on international competitions, such as the Five Nations and the Hong Kong Sevens, rather than domestic events. So, when he got an offer from Saracens, he jumped at it and had no regrets about quitting Japan champion Kobe Steel.Iwabuchi did receive other offers from French and Italian clubs, but he said it had to be Saracens.“I believe the English Premier League is far more competitive than the French and the Italian leagues, and Saracens is the one I most wanted to join,” said the 24-year-old standoff. “The club has top players from various countries. By playing alongside them, I’m sure I can learn their various thoughts on rugby.“I believe Saracens is the strongest team in the Northern Hemisphere. If I can establish myself there, that’ll mean I’ll have done that not only in England but at world standard. This is worth the challenge.”Saracens actually first contacted Iwabuchi two years ago, shortly before he graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University. The deal was put off at the time as Iwabuchi pursued his plan of studying at Cambridge. But his performance in last December’s Varsity Match against Oxford University impressed Pienaar and Saracens officials decided to sign the Japanese player.“Were the last two years a detour for me? No, not at all. If I had joined Saracens two years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to impress enough to win a place,” Iwabuchi said. “I learned many things at Cambridge besides my studies, including how to win a place on the team among more than 100 players who had strong personalities and pride.”From his playing experience at Cambridge, Iwabuchi also noticed a difference between rugby in Japan and England — a persistence and hunger in going for the ball. “Players in England can unite well on pinches and chances as if they were gathering to hunt an animal. That makes me wonder if that comes from their background as hunting people while we are traditionally agricultural people.”It seemed the more he got used to European rugby, the more Iwabuchi became frustrated with the Japan national team situation. Japan was beaten handily at the 1999 World Cup and finished at the bottom of the six-nation table in the Pacific Rim Championship this year. Iwabuchi voiced his disappointment on the current national team.“I don’t want to join them unless they find a clear direction and policy,” he stated. “If they have no intention of winning, there’s no point in joining them. Right now, it seems to me that they are trying not to lose. Team officials don’t explain what they want to do with the team, what kind of playing style they want to achieve and what they expect from us. When they become a team to seriously fight on the world stage and they need me at that time, I’d like to join them then.“I think Japanese have the potential to compete well against foreign players as scrumhalf, standoff, winger and fullback. If you build up your body well, you can overcome a disadvantage in your physical size. But what matters would be whether you can speak their language. That is a must for scrumhalf and standoff, who control the team more than any other positions.”Language ability shouldn’t be a problem for Iwabuchi, who speaks fluent English. But the situation at Saracens still looks tough for him as he has to battle Australian standoff Duncan McRae to win his place in the team. In addition, he has to be good enough to be one of the two foreign players allowed on the pitch during a game.“I’m not worried about that so much,” Iwabuchi said, noting that his experience of playing most of the English Premier League clubs while at Cambridge has given him some ideas on the oppositions’ playing style and physical pressure. “I’m confident that I can do well once I get a chance to play for our team. It will be rather hard to get along with the other guys on the team, such as Bracken and Horan, who seem to have strong personalities. But it’s still fun to imagine what it would be like playing alongside these players.”Pienaar said of Iwabuchi on the Saracens Web site: “Kenny will no doubt win many more caps. He is a player who likes to attack, and can disturb the best of defenses with his running ability. He also gives us an option as he can play fullback as well as flyhalf (standoff).”Iwabuchi, who has personal sponsors such as Nike Japan, Kenwood and Sofitel Tokyo, sat out his team’s first two matches this season. But he is aiming to win a spot at standoff within a month.“I’m sure an opportunity will come over the year. I want to play a game within a month and secure my place by the end of the (40-game) season so that I can play at Saracens next season,” he said.Iwabuchi’s challenge has just started. It may be a tough road, but his strong determination and positive thinking will certainly be a big help in making his rugby future a bright one. last_img read more

Kelly impresses amid defensive injuries

first_imgHe partnered Eros Pisano as City’s two centre-halves against Plymouth Argyle, before shifting to left-back as the game progressed.The pair were given the nod in place of Adam Webster, who made an appearance off the bench after starting City’s two league games to date, while others are missing through injury.Club captain Bailey Wright (quad) remains out, while Jens Hegeler (hip) isn’t yet match ready and Nathan Baker and Taylor Moore (both ankle) are also recovering.”I thought Lloyd Kelly was excellent,” Johnson said in his post-match press conference last night.”I thought he was fantastic. There was one pass I was disappointed with, he played it with the outside of his boot which was more of an attitude error, rather than a technical error, but apart from that he was outstanding in the way he read the the game: he’s strong, quick, competed with headers and he’s smooth on the ball.”However the head coach added: “We have centre-halves out injured: Jens Hegeler, Taylor Moore, Bailey Wright, Nathan Baker and our young loaned out centre-halves too….it’s caught up with us.”Baker has suffered an ankle injury, with the head coach revealing he is “touch and go for the weekend” when City host Middlesbrough.Secure your ticketslast_img read more

From Italy: Brazilian central defender ‘could be diverted to Wolves’ by…

first_imgMonday’s edition of Il Messaggero does just that.Wallace Fortuna dos Santos signed for Lazio in 2016 from SC Braga and did well in his first season before dropping off in the last campaign after injury.Il Messaggero say he was ‘unrecognisable from the previous year’ and appeared ‘fearful’ given the fitness issues.In early September Wallace suffered a calf injury and didn’t return until late November. He found himself in and out of the Lazio team for the rest of the season and is now being edged towards the exit.Embed from Getty ImagesIt sounds like a lack of patience from Lazio in the 23 year old Brazilian, but the Italian newspaper state: ‘Thanks to his powerful agent Jorge Mendes, he could go to Portugal, perhaps at Sporting Lisbon (possible compensation for Gelson Martins as well as money) or be diverted to Wolverhampton in England.’Wolves fans probably know that Mendes and Sporting haven’t had the best relationship recently, with a public spat over the failure of Rui Patricio’s original move to the English club.Things have changed a little since, with Patricio moving as a free agent and Bruno de Carvalho being ousted as Sporting president over the weekend.There’s no claims of talks, just a suggestion Wallace could be sent to Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameWill You Build The Most Beautiful City?Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDash Living Hong KongExpat’s Favorite – Fully Serviced Studio from HK$10,000 / moDash Living Hong KongUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndo The Wolves and Jorge Mendes link is known around European football well these days and that’s why when a Gestifute player is looking for a new club, Nuno Espirito Santo’s club are often named.last_img read more

Oakridge downs Reeths-Puffer behind strong pitching from Kayla Fessenden,Monday girls soccer roundup: Laney Peasley nets four goals in Spring Lake victory

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U.S. Open 2019: Rafael Nadal rallies after second-set stumble

first_imgHowever, Nadal’s hugely impressive reaction after dropping the second set was that of a player still somehow operating at the peak of his incredible physical powers.Cilic faded rapidly following a supreme third set from Nadal, who secured a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 triumph in two hours, 48 minutes, booking a quarterfinal with Diego Schwartzman. Related News U.S. Open 2019: Serena Williams calms fear over ankle injury Nadal began a run of three successive breaks in the fourth game, the key blow coming two games later as a superb flicked forehand gave him the initiative once more after Cilic had struck back.Cilic fired wide on the return to give the Spaniard the opening set, but the Croatian was a different animal in the second, pairing his unwavering ambition with accurate groundstrokes and deftness at the net.He broke for a 3-1 lead as Nadal looped a mishit backhand long, an error that proved enough for Cilic to become the first player to take a set off the 18-time grand slam champion in the tournament.Cilic’s squaring of the match only served to fuel Nadal, however, and the world number two broke in the fourth game of the third in astonishing fashion.It just keeps getting better @RafaelNadal | #USOpen— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2019Nadal twice attempted to lob Cilic and, after the Croatian met the second with a desperate smash, unleashed a cross-court backhand to bring up three break points, with the 2014 champion double-faulting on the first. U.S. Open 2019: Novak Djokovic in ‘constant pain’ for weeks with shoulder issue Rafael Nadal recovered from a second-set blip to progress to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open in style with victory over Marin Cilic.Nadal needed to play just two matches to reach the fourth round and won each of them in straight sets, with Cilic presenting his first real challenge of the tournament. U.S. Open 2019: Naomi Osaka, defending champ and world No. 1, bounced by Belinda Bencic Another double fault gave Nadal a chance for the double break, which he took emphatically with a scintillating forehand down the line that had him jumping for joy in celebration.The set was secured as Cilic went long on a return and it was clear the end was nigh when he sent down another double fault in the opening game of the fourth.Cilic was eventually able to stem a run of nine successive Nadal games to avoid a bagel, but he was powerless to stop the three-time U.S. Open winner taking another step towards a prospective final with Roger Federer, providing one final flourish with a glorious forehand around the net post in the decisive game.last_img read more

State schools superintendent visits area

first_img“This new, hyper-competitive economy requires students to have better critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills,” he said in a speech at the Industry Hills Expo Center. O’Connell noted some achievements at the school district, including Giano Intermediate School’s improved scores on the Academic Performance Index. He also mentioned the awards the schools received, such as the National Blue Ribbon and Distinguished Schools honors. “This district is a triple crown winner,” he said. But the state superintendent said that challenge of closing the achievement gap remains, and teachers need to work diligently toward teaching every child. The California student body is now nearly 50 percent Latino students and 31 percent white, O’Connell said. Half of the state’s students come from low-income households and more than 40 percent of students speak another language when they are home, he added. Photo Gallery: Back-to-school celebration INDUSTRY – Jack O’Connell urged Rowland Unified School District administrators and teachers Tuesday to step up their efforts to ensure students are getting the best education. The state superintendent of public instruction’s talk with the staff was part of an annual district Employee Back-to-School Kick-off Celebration, which drew about 2,100 K-12 teachers, classified and maintenance staff. O’Connell’s visit to the San Gabriel Valley also included a visit to Pomona Unified School District. Rowland Superintendent Maria Ott also highlighted district achievements and paid tribute to the staff for their hard work and said she expects another successful school year. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Steven Gerrard explains why he is jealous of current Liverpool players

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LATEST Steven Gerrard has admitted he is ‘almost jealous’ of the current Liverpool squad being able to work with Jurgen Klopp.Gerrard left Liverpool five months before the German succeeded Brendan Rodgers at the helm of the Anfield club. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice The former midfielder then spent a year-and-a-half in the MLS with La Galaxy before he swiftly began coaching the Liverpool Under-18s, where he was in close contact with Klopp.And Gerrard, who is now in charge of Rangers, has revealed he still occasionally calls on the German for advice and is almost jealous of the Reds stars working under the German.Speaking as part of a Channel 4 documentary this week, he said: “I’ve had many sit-downs with him. He’s an open book—he invites me into his office—I’m incredibly lucky and blessed I do get that invite.“And the thing I take away is: imagine playing for him. REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Getty gameday cracker “I wasn’t lucky enough to play for Jurgen Klopp. Probably too old, just missed the boat if you like. But I’m almost jealous of the Liverpool players.“I come out of his office after a sit-down, and when I walk out of the training ground I actually want to walk back in and sit with him.“I want to put a kit on and play for them, and run for them and run hard. He’s infectious, he inspires you.”Gerrard also continued to say a huge factor in Klopp’s success at Liverpool is his leadership and personality.center_img 2 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REPLY Gerrard has heaped praise on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS deals 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REAL DEAL Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won tense shining Gerrard had a solid first season in charge at Ibrox “The one thing that I’d say is his major strength is his personality,” he continued.“The majority of people only see him on camera, and they they talk about this personality.“This is a special personality, it’s an infectious character to be around.“He makes you feel special and wanted, and welcome. That’s the reason why the players are doing it for him. Because of this infectious personality.“He’s a man that you’ll want to see succeed in the game.“I think the Liverpool supporters, the fans, the people, the city, the players—Jurgen’s got that connection with them. It’s something special to see.”TUNE IN! Listen to LIVE commentary of the Champions League final on talkSPORTlast_img read more