Vaclav Vrany in Kadetten Schaffhausen

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← Previous Story Maja Zebic stays in Podravka! Next Story → Zarko Sesum from 2011 three years in RNL! Czech Republic national line player, Vaclav Vrany (28) will next two season wear T-shirts of Swiss champion, Kadetten Schaffhausen. Experienced player from Pilsen, who has 50 games for Czech national team (WC in Germany 2007.) played for German second League team, HSC 2000 Coburg season 2009-2010 and two years before in TUSEM Essen, where he came after many years at home ground in Dukla Praha.Kadetten will play next season in Champions League. read more

Gyor wants new right back – Dalby or Bulatovic

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Since Andrea Lekic has announced that she will leave Gyor from the next summer in direction Skopje, media speculation began about the girl who will fill that empty space in Hungarian “dream team”. Two names are the most used in rumours – Camila Dalby and Katarina Bulatovic (right on photo). Danish star Dalby is on the end of the contract with Danish TOP team Randers HK. Danish and Hungarian media write about his transfer to Hungary as something what is already finished, but there is no official statement from any side.  Second option is probably the best world’s player in 2012, Montenegrian star Katarina Bulatovic, who playing in Oltchim Valcea. It’s not a secret that Romanian team has problem with finance since the start of the season. Bulatovic is probably the most payed player in the world (some speculation going up to 17.000 EURO per month) and that is something what Romanian TOP team can’t afford in current situation. Some media talking about the defeat in the EHF CL TOP 8 against FTC as consequence of poor moment in Romanian team…Gyor is one of the teams who can pay a lot of money and attract world’s star with club’s infrastracture and ambition. Dalby and Bulatovic are TOP names. Hopefully, we will soon find out who is the new member of succesful Hungarian team… ← Previous Story Handballwoche readers choose Gensheimer and Schülke as players of the year 2012 Next Story → Nikola Karabatic given 6 matches ban, Karabatic will appeal the ban Camila DalbyGyor handballKatarina Bulatovic read more

Your opinion EHF CL TOP16 Kiel to overrun Medvedi – Metalurg slight

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ChekhovKielmetalurgminskvelux ehf cl top 16 Handball-Planet.com asked visitors to give their opinion about winners in upcoming matches of the VELUX EHF CL TOP 16 phase. Here are the results for the first two clashes which will be played on Thursday:CHEKHOVSKIE MEDVEDI – THW KIEL 9% – 91% Metalurg progress – 1:1 wins (more goals) (33%, 71 Votes)Minsk progress – 1:1 wins (more goals) (33%, 70 Votes)Metalurg wins both matches – cum. advantage less than +10 (16%, 34 Votes)Metalurg wins both matches – cumulative advantage over +10 (9%, 20 Votes)Minsk wins both matches – cumulative advantage over +10 (5%, 10 Votes)Minsk wins both matches – cum. advantage less than +10 (4%, 9 Votes)Total Voters: 214VOTE FOR OTHER MATCHES KIEL wins both matches – cum. advantage less than +10 (39%, 90 Votes)KIEL wins both matches – cumulative advantage over +10 (37%, 87 Votes)KIEL progress – 1:1 wins (more goals) (15%, 35 Votes)MEDVEDI progress – 1:1 wins (more goals) (6%, 15 Votes)MEDVEDI wins both matches – cum. advantage less than +10 (2%, 4 Votes)MEDVEDI wins both matches – cumulative advantage over +10 (1%, 2 Votes)Total Voters: 233METALURG – DINAMO MINSK 58% – 42% ← Previous Story Jean-Luc Le Gall extends contract with Selestat until 2015 Next Story → Kinga Byzdra to Buducnost Podgorica! read more

LNH Hansen scores to keep PSG hopes alive

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6.Nantes19928524:51020 1.Montpellier191621585:49534 Aix29 – 30Paris SG Istres25 – 32Dunkerque 9.Tremblay197210522:54416 11.Nimes196310544:56115 Chambery Savoie28 – 26Creteil 5.Chambery Savoie191117507:50723 3.St. Raphael191126578:56624 STANDINGS: LNH Montpellier30 – 21Nantes 10.Aix196310524:55215 PSG Handball stayed in the race for the French Championship title after last-second goal of Mikkel Hansen on away match against Aix 30:29.RESULTS – ROUND 19 4.Dunkerque191207495:47924 7.Cesson Rennes19739484:50517 8.Creteil19739530:54317 Selestat32 – 31Tremblay 2.Paris SG191513627:49431 Nimes30 – 28St. Raphael 14.Istres192215492:5866 13.Selestat195014500:57310 12.Toulouse195410551:54814 Toulouse27 – 25Cesson Rennes ← Previous Story HSV Handball sign right back Dener Jaanimaa Next Story → Women’s EHF CL: Vardar with +6 to Gyor read more

More than 300 participants at UNIQA 2016 International Goalkeepers Camp in Split

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The sixth UNIQA International Handball Goalkeeper’s Camp in Split, Croatia, was held between June 18 and 24 in beautiful atmosphere of Adriatic Coast. Like in the previous editions, the best place for handball goalkeepers was visited by more than 300 young goalies, coaches and other guests of the project from 32 countries in total.Every day work with the famous coaching names in the world of handball, but also some of the TOP goalkeepers of the last decade, was combined with summer relaxing activities. The grand finale of the whole project was happening at famous Split’s central street – Riva, near the sea, with a lot of social and sports activities:We knew that moving to city of Split will gave us a great development on all fields. Camp’s participants are more than satisfied with the city, but also everything what they had chance to learn during six days. We will try to give our best for them also next year and in years to come together with our sponsors ‘UNIQA osiguranje’, Grad Split, ‘Splitska banka’, ‘Last minute – renta a car’, ‘Galeb Omiš’, ‘Coca Cola’, ‘Molten’, ‘Studenac’, ‘Sport vision’, hotel ‘Dioklecijan’, ‘Zlatan Otok’, ‘Ožujsko pivo’, ‘Galaxy travel’ i clinic ‘Korak’, TZ Splitsko – dalmatinska Municipality, TZ Splita, Županija Splitsko – dalmatinska i PSK – says Camp’s director Mario Caljkusic.One of the biggest stars of sixth Camp (last five years was held in Makarska) was Mirko Alilovic, Croatian goalkeeper from TELEKOM Veszprem, who worked together with his team-mate Roland Mikler, but also team’s coach Haris Porobic. I am happy to help in promotion of handball, especially when we are working with the kids. A week is not enough to get every kind of knowledge, but it is enough to meet your idols, to work with them and to get a new impulse for your career – said Alilović.Coaching staff of the sixth UNIQA 2016 International Handball Goalkeepers’ Camp was impressive starting with two EHF Champions League winners from Vive Tauron Kielce and CSM Bucharest – Marin Šego and Jelena Grubišić, but also Mirko Alilović,  Roland Mikler (Veszprem), Nebojša Grahovac, coaches Haris Porobić, Mirko Bašić, Vladimir Vujović, Vlatko Đonović, Nenad Rogulj, Tomasz Błaszkiewicz,Vanja Radić, Karina Andersen Aas, Dino Špiranec, Duje Poljak.PHOTO BY Jouni Lappi / Kuvastamo Uniqa 2016 International Handball Goalkeepers Camp ← Previous Story Eduard Koksharov is new RK Vardar director! Next Story → Bergischer HC sign “Veszprem hero” Uros Vilovski read more

iOS 7 is here How do you like it

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first_img I don’t like it (2940) Poll Results: I like it (505) I don’t care (1390) APPLE CUSTOMERS AROUND the world were able to download Apple’s latest operating system yesterday.iOS7 is available to devices from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5S, the iPad 2 and upwards as well as the iPod Touch fifth generation devices.iOS 7 boasts many new and improved multitasking interface, an updated version of the Safari browser with an improved tab system, and an ‘AirDrop’ feature that allows iOS users to share photos and files wirelessly between your iOS devices and with others nearby.UpdatesFind my iPhone has been updated too and the camera has had some additions that will make it faster to use.When you received iMessages and SMS previously, there were many who disliked the lack of a timestamp, but now TechCrunch says you can reveal the timestamp for each and every message stating you’ll “never argue about exactly when a message was sent again!”The always helpful Siri has also been given a voice makeover and can search for more on your phone.Reviews on Twitter have been mixed, with some loving the update while others regret updating.How are you finding the new iOS7? Are you a lover or a hater? I like itI don’t like itI don’t careVoteWhy not tell us what you like and dislike about it in the comments section. Upgrade to iOS7 without messing up your iPhone>Here’s why TDs and Senators can’t update their iPhones and iPads to iOS7>last_img read more

Four die after rare meningitis outbreak in US

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first_imgAN OUTBREAK OF a rare and deadly form of meningitis has hospitalised 26 people and killed four people across five states  in America.All the cases involved patients who received steroid injections.Eighteen of the cases are in Tennessee where a Nashville clinic received the largest shipment of the steroid suspected in the outbreak. The drug was made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. It has since issued a recall.Three cases have been reported in Virginia, two in Maryland, two in Florida and one in North Carolina. Two of the deaths were in Tennessee; Virginia and Maryland had one each, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.More new cases are almost certain to appear in the coming days, said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner. Cases in that state began in July and five new cases were confirmed over the past 24 hours, he said Wednesday.Investigators have been looking into at least three different products used for the back injections that could have been tainted by the fungus that appears to be behind the illnesses. None of the products have been ruled out. However, the primary suspicion is on steroid medication, which is commonly used for back pain.The Food and Drug Administration identified the maker of the steroid as the New England Compounding Center, a specialty pharmacy in Framingham. Last week, the company issued a recall of three lots of the steroid. Company officials could not be immediately reached Wednesday afternoon by telephone; the company’s website was unavailable.last_img read more

Belgian militant reportedly killed in Pakistan

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first_imgA BELGIAN-TUNISIAN Al-Qaeda recruiter who allegedly mentored an extremist who shot dead seven people in France this year has been killed in Pakistan, according to the US monitoring service SITE.SITE said a post on an extremist web forum on Monday announced the death of Moez Garsalloui, who had claimed responsibility for one of the attacks carried out by Mohamed Merah in the southern French city of Toulouse in March.Garsalloui was a jihadist recruiter and propagandist formerly based in Belgium and Switzerland, SITE said, who remained focused on signing up militants to attack targets in Europe even after moving to the battlefields and training camps of Pakistan and Afghanistan.The post announcing Garsalloui’s death said he was killed in a “raid”, SITE said without elaborating, having previously escaped bombings in Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan district of Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas.No details of the raid were given but the jihadi website announcement appeared a few days after two US drone strikes in North Waziristan killed 23 people, according to Pakistani security sources.The death notice named Garsalloui as the leader of “Jund al-Khilafah”, or Army of the Caliph, a militant unit that claimed responsibility for Merah’s attack outside a Jewish school on 19 March.MentorA forum post from one of Garsalloui’s accounts in April described meeting Merah in Pakistan and mentoring him, SITE said, helping him as he struggled to make himself understood to other fighters in Arabic.Garasalloui and his wife, Belgian-Moroccan jihadist Malika el Aroud, were convicted by a Swiss court in June 2007 for running websites that supported terrorism.He was jailed for three weeks and then moved to Belgium, where he and his wife were accused of recruiting jihadists to fight in Afghanistan.He left Europe in late 2007 and was later identified as a link between Al-Qaeda leaders and a Belgian network that was disrupted by raids in December 2008, accused of planning an imminent attack.- © AFP, 2012Read: French police detain 19 suspected extremists>Read: France: Gunman’s brother charged over murders>Read: Gunman in Toulouse standoff “filmed killings”>last_img read more

Firefighter survives sixstorey fall

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first_imgI’m gobsmacked, he fell six storeys onto a bed of burning debris in a sealed concrete tube, and he’s basically okay.I could feel the heat standing six floors above. A SOUTH AFRICAN firefighter survived a six-storey fall into a disused lift shaft engulfed in flames while trying to rescue a homeless man.Malusi Mncube, who works for the Durban fire department emerged from the 18-metre (59 feet) hole, which also had two metal spikes, with only a bruised hip, after he was saved by colleagues.“The shaft was dark and there was smoke…it’s incredible that he survived and suffered only minor injuries,” said Max Magnussen, the acting fire chief in the eastern port city.Mncube spent three hours inside the scorching shaft with the body of a homeless man he was trying to rescue. The man died of injuries from the fall and smoke inhalation.Mncube’s colleagues were amazed he survived.Justin Bateman told Witness newspaper: Bateman said Mncube crashed on a pile of burning garbage, narrowly missing two sharp metal poles.“If he didn’t happen to have breathing apparatus with him, he would not have survived 10 minutes down there – the smoke was trapped thick in that tube,” he added.- © AFP, 2013Dublin Lord Mayor catches fainting fireman>Concern about attacks on firefighters as Halloween approaches>last_img read more

Rescue efforts begin for giant ship adrift off Cork coast

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first_imgThe Abuk Lion this morning, as seen from the LE Roisín (Pic: Defence Forces) A RESCUE EFFORT is beginning again this morning to help a giant freighter stranded off the Cork coast.The large Russian vessel was on its way to St Petersburg when it ran into engine trouble in the water some 30 miles off the coast of Kinsale just before 3pm on Sunday.Efforts to get to the vessel to provide assistance were hampered by harsh weather, with conditions in the area this morning described as “challenging”.The Irish Coast Guard said the operation to tow the ship to safety began at first light today. The naval vessel LÉ Roisín is assisting in the operation and has taken up station at the scene.It is not thought that the vessel is in any immediate danger.The vessel, the Abuk Lion, has 13 crew on board.The ship being towed to safety by a tug. (Pic: Defence Forces) Read: Driver rescued from Achill lake after car plunges in during treacherous conditions > Video: Man rescued from air pocket after boat sinks in the Atlantic >last_img read more

Google ordered to block photos of Max Mosley at orgy

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first_imgA GERMAN COURT has ruled that Google must block photos of a sadomasochistic orgy involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley, two months after a similar ruling in France.The court said the six images taken from a video of the orgy that was filmed by Britain’s now defunct News of the World tabloid newspaper seriously breached Mosley’s privacy.Google immediately said it would appeal the German court’s decision, saying it sent a “disturbing message”.The US technology firm must prevent the pictures being shown on its German-based google.de site, including via links on its search engine, the court in the northern city of Hamburg ruled today.“In the court’s view, the pictures offered seriously violate the plaintiff’s privacy,” said chief judge Simone Kaefer.A court statement on the judgement noted that the serious infringement was due to the photos showing Mosley performing sexual acts, stating:In this particular case it’s therefore not conceivable that the pictures could be allowed to be published in any context.If Google continues to allow the pictures to be seen, it faces a fine of up to €250,000 per individual case, according to the ruling.Legal battlesThe defence team representing Mosley welcomed the verdict, which, it said in a statement, “finally creates legal certainty in a blatant case of privacy rights violations”.German DPA news agency quoted his lawyer Tanja Irion as describing it as a “milestone for the protection of privacy rights on the internet” and denying it would lead to online censorship.The ruling is the latest in a string of legal battles waged by 73-year-old Mosley related to the publication of the video and a 2008 article published by the Rupert Murdoch-owned British newspaper alleging it was a Nazi-themed orgy.Mosley successfully took the publisher of the News of the World to court over the Nazi claim, winning £60,000 (€73,000 euros) in damages when the judge ruled there was no Nazi element.In November a French court also ordered Google to prevent its search engine from providing links to nine images of the orgy, prompting the US internet giant to similarly announce it would appeal and argue it raised fears over costly and heavy-handed automated censorship of the internet.‘Disturbing message’“Even if it refers to an individual person and specific content, today’s verdict nevertheless sends a disturbing message,” Google said in a statement today.“It could lead to internet service providers being obligated to monitor even the smallest elements of content which they transmit or save for their users,” it said.“In our opinion this violates European law,” it added.After Mosley won his case in the British court, he then, in 2011, took his fight to France which has some of the world’s toughest privacy laws.A French court fined NoW’s owner, Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers, €10,000 after ruling that Mosley’s right to privacy had been infringed by the publication of the images in editions of the newspaper sold in France.Those rulings however failed to stop images from the orgy being widely circulated on the web and Mosley believes search engines have a duty to prevent users from accessing material deemed to have breached the law.Mosley, whose father Oswald Mosley led a British fascist party in the 1930s, headed FIA, the governing body of world motorsport, for 16 years until 2009.- © AFP, 2014Read: Google Glass app allows you to see what your partner sees during sex > Read: “They have no human feeling at all”: Max Mosley speaks at Leveson inquiry >last_img read more

Venezuelas youth are abandoning their homeland Ireland is their destination

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first_imgCITIZENS OF VENEZUELA’S socialist revolution have grown accustomed to long lines for everything from bread to buying a car.But 26-year-old Daniela Rodriguez hopes this line will be her last.Like some 50 other college students and graduates, she’s been lounging for the past three days on the cement sidewalks of a busy Caracas office district waiting for a consulate stamp that she hopes will be her ticket to a brighter future. Her destination? Ireland a country she knows almost nothing about. Not that it matters.Daniela Rodriguez laughs with friends as she waits outside Ireland’s consulate in Caracas. (Pic: AP Photo/Fernando Llano)“I’ll blindly go anywhere,” said Rodriguez, who has been unable to find work as a journalist since graduating college in 2010, instead working as a sales clerk at a clothing store. “Here you kill yourself just to get nowhere, but outside Venezuela in two years your effort pays off.”The sentiment is widely shared by Venezuela’s best and brightest, who are abandoning their homeland in droves rather than wait for a punishing currency crisis, record shortages and 50 per cent inflation to ease. But not everyone is fleeing the madness. Some Venezuelans are posing as students and recycling on the black market increasingly scarce hard currency meted out at the official exchange rate to pay for schooling abroad.Amid the desperate search for opportunities abroad, Ireland has emerged as an almost ideal escape.The country has long attracted language students from all over the world, and unlike the US, Australia and Canada, Venezuelans don’t need a visa to enter the European Union.And while Spain, for years the preferred destination for Latin American emigrants, has youth unemployment of above 50 per cent, the Irish economy is recovering steadily from Europe’s financial crisis. Venezuelans already studying there report that it’s easy to find work. “It’s very sad that having invested so much in institutions to develop quality human resources we can’t take advantage of them to add dynamism to the economy,” said Anitza Freitez, a Caracas-based demographer who has studied migratory trends.She estimates the number of Venezuelans living abroad jumped 12 per cent between 2005 and 2010, a pride-shattering reversal for a country whose oil-fueled prosperity made it a magnet for immigrants from southern Europe and South America for much of the last half-century.Ties with Ireland stretch back to Venezuela’s 19th century war of independence, one of Liberator Simon Bolivar’s closest aides was an Irish military officer named Daniel O’Leary. But until recently fewer than 200 Venezuelans were living there, according to Freitez’s research.Now, Venezuelans rival Brazilians, a country with a population seven times larger, as the biggest foreign student population at many language schools in Ireland.And the exodus keeps building.Seda College in Dublin said it received 7,640 unique visitors to its website from Venezuela in January, equal to a third of total inquiries for all of 2013. MeQuieroIr.com, or “I Want To Go,” a Venezuelan website that provides information to people looking to emigrate, also reported record traffic this month at twice the normal levels.So popular has Dublin become among Venezuela’s youth that leading satirical website El Chiguire Bipolar recently joked it had become Venezuela’s safest city, a reference to the violent crime that overruns Venezuelan streets, another factor driving people overseas.A man completes a form outside Ireland’s consulate in Caracas. (Pic: AP Photo/Fernando Llano)“This isn’t like previous waves we saw after elections,” said Esther Bermudez, MeQuieroIr.com’s founder, who moved to Montreal in 2007 fed up with currency controls that made it impossible to do business with advertisers and suppliers abroad. “Interest in leaving seems more sustained, less emotional, as people come to grips with the structural crisis the country is facing.”That disillusionment can be felt outside the Honorary Consulate in Caracas, where for the past six months, and more intensely since the economy took a turn for the worst in November, students gather every day before dawn.Sometimes the lines are 200 deep, drawing complaints from passing office workers and forcing a rotating cadre of self-appointed leaders to maintain a 24-hour vigil so that nobody jumps the line when the consulate, which operates out of a law office, opens between 10am and noon.They’re all there to cross the same Rubicon: obtaining a stamp certifying their enrollment letter sent from Ireland.With that paper in hand, they can navigate the bureaucratic labyrinth created by a decade of rigid currency controls and buy hard currency at the official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars per US dollar, 12 times cheaper than on the black market.Ireland’s foreign ministry told says that it has also detected a small number of fraudulent applications but wouldn’t provide details. The talk among the students and hired fixers on the sidewalk is that the consul’s stamp was recently counterfeited.Early morning queues at the Irish consulate. (Pic: AP Photo/Fernando Llano) Unlike other foreign students, Venezuelans also face obstacles opening bank accounts in Ireland because of fear they could be used to illegally transfer money, said Tiago Mascarenhas, Seda’s marketing director.Some students, while acknowledging that the system lends itself to fraud, say the real abuses are being carried out by President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which has allowed supermarket shelves go bare and inflation to skyrocket even as it sits atop the world’s largest oil reserves.“If the government is suspicious then they should present proof,” said Rodriguez, who says that a third of her close friends have already left Venezuela. “It’s not our fault the country isn’t progressing.”Read: Higgins to meet Chilean president on first full day of South America trip >Read: President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez >last_img read more

18 ingenious cooking inventions you need in your kitchen immediately

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first_img18. And finally, this board that weighs as you chop Source: transformdhTake our money, great scholars. Take all of it9 futuristic inventions we were promised but never got>17 wonderful inventions to solve all your first world problems> COOKING AND THEN eating is just so hard sometimes. These clever utensils and appliances can make it all easier.You’re welcome, world.1. This innovative evolution of the simple ice-pop maker Source: Imgur2. Who needs the wheel when you’ve got an instant pancake machine? Source: Imgur3. Never cook too much pasta again with the help of this measuring wheel Source: Natalie Rogers4. Or, if you could eat a horse, just go for it Source: Reykjavik Corner Store5. JIF? Goodbye, sir Source: Imgur6. Take the proper steps to avoid the horror of only being left with a soggy middle slice Source: Imgur7. Can’t resist a nibble? Use this piece of Godly equipment to keep the cake’s shape after a quick taste Source: Quirky8. Never suffer from uneven herb distribution again Source: Cooksgarden9. This counter-top solves all of your crappy chopping disposal needs Source: Imgur10. Tong gloves, where have you been all our lives? Source: Amazon11. The only utensil needed for those sad Koka dinners Source: Pinterest12. Oreo dippers, for those who like to keep their fingers out of the milk13. The holy grail of multi-grain14. No, we can’t. Breakfast perfection15. Goodbye unsightly coffee rings16. Turning a guilty pleasure in to ‘just good sense’ Source: Pinterest17. Corn, eh? It’s nice on the cob but you need it for a salad…last_img read more

John OShea thinks the lure of Celtic job is too strong for

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first_img“It’s one of the clubs around the world that was going to entice him back into management and away from his current job. It’s something he would really enjoy I’m sure and relish the challenge of managing a fantastic club like Celtic. But let’s wait and see if it does happen,” he said.O’Shea doesn’t think that Keane should have to choose and the question of juggling jobs was broached with the stand in skipper. “I can’t see why he couldn’t do it. I’m sure Celtic and the FAI would maybe prefer it to be one way or the other, but hey, things have been done like that in the past, so why can’t it be done in the future?”No news is good news for O’Neill as Ireland boss says Keane job talk ‘just speculation’ for nowKevin Doyle ‘up in the air’ but longing for Premier League return IRELAND DEFENDER John O’Shea admits he expects Roy Keane to take charge of Celtic.The current Ireland assistant manager has emerged as the favourite for the job and the Hoops have confirmed that they have approached Keane.O’Shea conceded that Keane’s days as Ireland assistant are numbered.“It looks very much like it now,” said the Sunderland skipper after training in Malahide today.“Slowly but surely, it snowballed into having talks with Celtic, so I would be very surprised if it doesn’t get across the line.”O’Shea and Keane says the players had tried to get an indication from Keane as to his intentions: “Obviously the lads have been trying to get hints but he’s kept a good poker face.”The Waterford native echoed Martin O’Neill’s sentiments that losing Keane would be a huge disappointment but he believes the Celtic job is too good to turn down.last_img read more

Timetable for abortion legislation is tight

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first_imgTHE POLITICIAN IN charge of reporting back to the government about expert testimony ahead of new abortion legislation has conceded that the publishing timetable is “tight” ahead of the summer recess.“But I think it can be done,” Jerry Buttimer told TheJournal.ie earlier today. “We certainly need to reflect on the hearings but the committee will report its findings next Thursday, 30 May.”Speaking in Dublin today, Minister for Health James Reilly told reporters that he would do “everything that is humanly possible” to ensure the laws are brought before the end of July.“There is a big job of work to be done and nobody is underestimating that,” he said, adding that it is important everybody is given an opportunity to make a contribution to the process.The possibility of the Dáil sitting extra hours – or even days – has been mooted to ensure the bill is pushed through before the deadline passes.Buttimer said he is pleased that the committee hearings helped gather the different viewpoints on what is a “sensitive social matter”. He noted that with such a complex issue, tensions are bound to run high but that the proceedings were held in an “calm and dignified manner”.He has come in for some criticism from Independent Oireachtas members Senator Rónán Mullen and TD Mattie McGrath today for remarks made on morning radio shows.In a statement, Mullen described the hearings as a “deliberate exercise in non-consultation” during which the government showed no willingness to revisit the “controversial essence of its bill”.Buttimer had no comment to make on the individual statements.6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearingsColumn: Changing the law on abortion is dangerous and unjustColumn: No woman has an abortion on a whimlast_img read more