Month: September 2019

Ilija Abutovic in Slovan

Famous team from time of former Yugoslavia, Slovan Ljubljana signed with Serbian left back, Ilija Abutovic (22) three years contract.  Captain of Serbia junior national tea, Abutovic (202 cm) taked national champioships with Partizan DO, but his individual progress was stopped after he broke right hand during 2009. After couple of month, he went back to the court, but his performances wasn’t so good.Slovan finished fourth in 1.MIK Liga and played in Challenge Cup semifinal. ← Previous Story Dragan Marjanac in Toledo! Next Story → Dalibor Doder in GWD Minden read more

EHF EURO 2016 qual Greece Finland and Estonia win

Three matches, three easy victories of home teams at the beginning of pre-Qualifications for the EHF EURO 2016 in Poland:Finland vs. Luxembourg 28:21 (12:11)Greece vs. Great Britain 43:14 (14:8)Estonia vs. Ireland 44:13 (20:4) Finnish handballMen’s EHF EURO 2016 ← Previous Story Šešum and Nenadić “golden boys” in victory over Russia! Next Story → EC 2014 Quals: Spain begins with an easy victory over neighbours Portugal

Kornel Nagy stays in Dunkerque until 2015 I fell good here

← Previous Story Thea Mork extends Larvik deal until 2016 Next Story → WISLA TV: “Oilers” keep dreams alive Hungarian left back Kornel Nagy (26) has prolonged his deal with French USDK – Dunkerque until 2015. He came to France in 2011 and after first average season, former Pick Szeged, MKB Veszprem and Dunaffer’s member became an important part of the better and better French squad:– This season, we still have many things to play. There is a third trophy, the Coupe de France, that we can win and then we are still in the race for the second qualifying spot for the Champions League. It is my dream to play in the Champions League with USDK because with Veszprém, I’ve never really played and I really want to try it. I feel good at Dunkirk, I love the people here. I wish I could stay much longer. I also want to improve my French. I understand better and better, not only handball things, but also every day life language… Kornel Nagy read more

600th WIN FOR BARCA IN ASOBAL Pascuals guys ready for Paris

← Previous Story HUNGARY: Pick Szeged 9 of 9! Next Story → ALGERIA: Draw for African Championship 2014 Barcelona PSGFC Barcelona handballhandballhandball Barcelona FC Barcelona celebrate their 600th victory in ASOBAL over Anaitasuna 34:23! Team of Xavi Pascual have no problem in Spanish league this year with the rivals, which are going home with 10 or more minus in their nets. This was warm-up for the clash with Paris Saint Germain at the EHF Champions League next weekend.34 – Barcelona (16+18): Sterbik (Saric, m.31 a 60); Saubich (2), Gurbindo (3), Noddesbo (7), Sarmiento (1), Karabatic (7, 2p.), Ariño (1), siete inicial, Lazarov (4), Morros (-), Sorhaindo (2), Raúl Entrerríos (-), Stranovsky (2), Balaguer (4) y Kasal (1).23 – Anaitasuna (10+13): Sánchez Capón (Santana, m.31 a 60); Etxebarria (2), Borragán (-), Martínez (2), Meoki (2), Bernatonis (1), Goñi (3), siete inicial, Gastón (-), Bazán (1), Montávez (3,1p.), Reig (1), Chocarro (3, 2p.) e Iker Antonio (5). read more

Sebastian Skube to HC Dinamo Minsk

Dinamo MinskSebastian Skube ← Previous Story BEACH HANDBALL: Australian Championship played in Perth Next Story → SEHA (Round 13): Meshkov Brest win, brings them closer to F4 Belarus champion HC Dinamo Minsk missed to qualify for the VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16, but team from the capital wants to improve in the future by signing quality players. One of them is Slovenian star from RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, Sebastian Skube (27). Slovenian NT left-back playmaker has made a deal with Belarussian team for the next season. Skube has only played in Slovenian team until now. He was a member of RK Cimos Koper and Trimo Trebnje before Celje… read more

Turkish right back Celebi to RK Nexe Nasice

Can CELEBITurkish handball Croatian vice-champions RK Nexe NAsice have interesting signing for the upcoming season. Croatian team stayed without talented Sime Ivic who signed for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, and his replacement will be Can Celebi, Turkish right back, who will be the only NT player to play abroad in the upcoming season. Celebi (24) is 196 cm tall with experience of playing only in domestic League for Mili Pjango and Ozel Idare. ← Previous Story Women’s YOUTH WCh 2014: Romania and Germany for the trophy Next Story → Germany is Men’s U20 European Champion! read more

EHF CL TOP 10 SCORERS Csaszar leader but IlicGensheimerLazarov to decide

← Previous Story HC Tatran Presov statement about “unfair and corrupted defeat” in Povazska Bistrica Next Story → KIF Kolding in big troubles: Players five months without salaries! Experienced Hungarian playmaker Gabor Csaszar is the TOP scorer of the Preliminary Round at VELUX EHF Champions League. The member of Kadetten Schaffhausen netted 84 goals in 14 matches, but he will leave TOP position as soon as knock-out stage begins. Among TOP 10 are some faces who have leading roles in efficiency of their teams in the last few years. Uwe Gensheimer (83), Momir Ilic (77), Julen Aguinagalde (71) and Kiril Lazarov (71) will continue to fight for the title of the TOP scorer.EHF CL – TOP 10 SCORERS:Csaszar Gabor (HUN) 84 Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI)Gensheimer Uwe (GER) 83 Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)Ilic Momir (SRB) 77 Telekom Veszprém (HUN)Janc Blaz (SLO) 77 RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko (SLO)Bramming Magnus Grubb (DEN) 72 TTH Holstebro (DEN)Tollbring Jerry (SWE) 72 IFK Kristianstad (SWE)Aguinagalde Akizu Julen (ESP) 71 KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)Lazarov Kiril (MKD) 71 FC Barcelona Lassa (ESP)Stojkovic Rastko (SRB) 69 HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)Esteki Sajad (IRI) 68 Dinamo Bucuresti (ROU)Kristopans Dainis (LAT) 68 HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)Mandalinic Stipe (CRO) 68 HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo Zag… (CRO) read more

Ruben Garabaya to finish career in Logrono at age 40

Ruben Garabaya ← Previous Story FROM DUNKERQUE TO VELENJE: Zarko Pejovic to RK Gorenje Next Story → IEK Xini Dikeas and AC Doukas for league title in Greece One of the oldest active world’s champions in handball, Rubén Garabaya, will stay one more year in world of proffessional sport. The 39-years old line-player and defensive specialist agreed to extend contract with the Spanish Naturhouse La Rioja until summer 2018.Garabaya was a part of the Spanish golden roster at World Championship 2005 in Tunisia, where team of Juan Carlos Pastor made a real surprise by beating “unbeatable” Croatia, in that time World and Olympic winner from 2003 and 2004.Garabaya is a member of Naturhouse La Rioja since 2010.His career:Caja España Ademar (1997 – 1999)Frigoríficos Cangas del Morrazo (1999 – 2001)BM Valladolid (2001 – 2007)FC Barcelona (2007 – 2010)Naturhouse La Rioja (2010- ) read more

VELUX EHF CL 20182019 Three French teams stop for Fuchse Berlin RK

VELUX EHF Champions League 2018/2019 will have three teams from France, two German, Macedonian, Danish, Hungarian, Spanish and Polish.For the first time, Germans will have only two teams SG Flensburg Handewitt and Rhein Neckar Lowen.VELUX EHF Champions League 2018/19Groups A&BParis Saint-Germain HB (FRA)HC Vardar (MKD)PGE Vive Kielce (POL)MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Barça Lassa (ESP)Skjern Handbold (DEN)HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR)IFK Kristianstad (SWE)RK Celje Pivovarna Laško (SLO)Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER)Telekom Veszprém HC (HUN)HBC Nantes (FRA)Montpellier Handball (FRA)Groups C&DAbanca Ademar Leon (ESP)Sporting Lisbon (POR)Elverum (NOR)Besiktas Mogaz (TUR)Wacker Thun (SUI)Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS)Dinamo Bucuresti (ROU)Tatran Presov (SVK)Riihimäen Cocks (FIN)Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)Bjerringbro-Silkeborg (DEN)HC Metalurg (MKD) VELUX EHF CL 2018/2019 ← Previous Story 9 months after Barca confirms Petrus’ signing Next Story → Women’s EH CL 2018/2019: ZRK Vardar in history, 14 teams directly and two through qualifications read more

Johannes Jogi Bitter to play his 500th match in DKB Bundesliga

Johannes Jogi Bitter ← Previous Story Kim Andersson to play until 2021! Next Story → EHF Court: Borozan banned, Dibirov to pay 2.000 EUR TVB 1898 Stuttgart goalkeeper Johannes Jogi Bitter will set a unique milestone in his professional career.The 36-years old German will play his 500th match in DKB Bundesliga in Berlin on Thursday night.Over 9.000 fans at Max Schmeling Arena will have a chance to celebrate with him during Fuchse Berlin – TVB 1898 Stuttgart.

VIDEO Your weekend movies Don Jon and the Counselor critics rating: 83 per cent. Audience rating: 69 per cent. critics rating: 74 per cent. Audience rating: 82 per cent. WHICH NEW MOVIE release is worth the price of a cinema ticket this weekend?We’re here to help you decide just that, with these trailers.The Butler(Movie Trailers/YouTube)For fans of: Equality, history, OprahAvoid if: You’ve your head in the sandThis film tells the story of the butler who served at the White House for three decades, and who saw not just Presidents but the entire social fabric of the United States change during his tenure. It’s a great way of looking at African American history and how the US has evolved. The Counselor(ENTV/YouTube)For fans of: Fassbender, nightmaresAvoid if: You loved The RoadTwo legends – author Cormac McCarthy and director Ridley Scott – team up for this thriller about a lawyer who gets involved in a dodgy business deal, and swiftly comes to regret it. It’s jam-packed with stars, but the reviews say that it’s not much cop. Only one way to find out… critics rating: 36 per cent. Audience rating: 28 per centDon Jon(movieclips trailers/YouTube)For fans of: JGL, GTLAvoid if: You prefer Third Rock from the SunBoy oh boy has Joseph Gordon Levitt come on since his days as a long-haired teen star. In Don Jon – his acting-directing debut – he plays a New Joysie gym-bunny who’s rather addicted to online porn. But can he get it together and develop a meaningful relationship with a real live woman?last_img read more

Analysis Leinsters accuracy returns to blitz the Saints

first_imgJamie Heaslip tryThis try was all about Leinster’s strong ball carriers powering over the gain-line and providing front foot ball. Even still, rucks need to be hit and there were more examples of excellent clearing out. The animation below shows Jack McGrath doing exactly that, allowing Rhys Ruddock to subsequently pick the ball and make a few more metres.There were other moments of excellent ruck work throughout the 80 minutes from Leinster, underpinning their ability to attack at pace. Returning to the passage above, Ruddock burst through to offload to Sean O’Brien and off the next phase, Heaslip scored.The running lines of Sean Cronin, who gave Madigan a return pass, and Gordon D’Arcy were essential to the try being scored. With the ball moving across the pitch from left to right, the lines from that pair were enough to keep the Northampton defensive line ‘honest’.When we see the above situation in play, notice how both Cronin and D’Arcy interfere with defenders when they don’t have the ball. Technically, blocking and grabbing defenders is illegal, but their actions are realistically too little for the referee to halt play for.Decoy lines are often under appreciated, even by players themselves. However, in this example [below] both Cronin and D’Arcy were highly accurate and selfless with their decoy running and understanding of the need to straighten the line.Luke Fitzgerald third tryThe try that gave the winger his hat-trick was once again about doing the little things accurately and at speed. It was D’Arcy who broke the line to offload to Zane Kirchner, who in turn provided what was ultimately the try-scoring pass to Fitzgerald.Here’s the video of that line-break from D’Arcy.At the outset of this phase of play, Northampton aren’t actually in a bad defensive position. If they can communicate well in this situation, they have each attacker covered man-on-man. It is the inside pass decoy runner Kircher [circled below] who allows Leinster to cut through.A subtle piece of attacking play puts doubt in the defenders’ heads and results in the line-break for D’Arcy. Watch the clip back and notice the little dummy inside pass from Madigan before he releases D’Arcy.That action is enough to put doubt into Courtney Lawes’ mind as to who he should be tackling, and it appears likely that he got no communication from inside or chose to ignore it. The knock-on effect is that Waldouck also plants his feet and looks inwards to Madigan. That immediately opens up the space for D’Arcy and Leinster accurately convert the chance.Kirchner and Fitzgerald then demonstrated what support play is all about, running into space and communicating exactly where they were in order to receive the pass. Another classy try by Leinster.Repeat performance requiredO’Connor’s men did score two other tries through Reddan and O’Driscoll. The first came about through the sheer sloppiness of Northampton’s defence, but the scrum-half deserves credit for his awareness to snipe through on the right fringe of a midfield ruck and then sidestep Pisi to score.There was another glimpse of the Reddan’s intelligence on the occasion when he knocked on over the line [below]. Watch the scrum-half’s run after he passes the ball. The 33-year-old – like so many of his teammates – is alert and looking for another touch of the ball.Unfortunately, Reddan overruns this one in his eagerness, but it was still a revealing glimpse of Leinster’s accuracy in running support lines.Finally, O’Driscoll’s try was all about the pressure Leinster put on the Saints when they did try to attack. Jim Mallinder’s side resorted to attempting to play the ball out of their own half off scrappy possession and Leinster were only too happy to punish their lack of accuracy in the pass, a stark contrast to the visitors’.This was the type of performance that made Leinster three-time champions. However, it seems unlikely that Northampton will be as poor again at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. O’Connor will need to ensure that the same domination of the collisions underpins his team’s effort and that their accuracy is of the same supreme standard.Like rugby? Follow’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >Analysis: How did Connacht beat Toulouse?Conor Murray signs new two-year IRFU contract LEINSTER DELIVERED WHAT was the most complete and impressive performance of the Heineken Cup weekend when they beat Northampton on Saturday evening.Connacht justifiably stole the headlines, but it was Matt O’Connor’s side who gave the most complete display of attacking and defensive strength over the course of the three days of European action. The sheer physicality Leinster brought to Franklin’s Gardens laid a wonderful platform, and that dominance of the collisions was at the root of everything they did well.With their ball-carriers getting over the gain-line so consistently, rucks were easier to clean out and Leinster could play at a high tempo. O’Connor’s side had to make 128 tackles to the Saints’ 86, and also had a 45% minority share of possession.They defended superbly and then when they won the ball back, they were frighteningly accurate. We’ve taken a look some of their tries to highlight that precision.Luke Fitzgerald first tryKen Pisi was shifted into fullback at the last minute for Northampton due to a late injury to James Wilson. The makeshift 15 has little experience in that position and Leinster immediately targeted him early on in the game.After Pisi has knocked on following an Ian Madigan aerial bomb, Brian O’Driscoll took full advantage of Pisi’s poor positioning to set up Luke Fitzgerald’s opening try. The centre spotted that Pisi had joined the Saints’ defensive line just a second too early [circled below] and punished him with an accurate grubber in behind.O’Driscoll has tried this little kick several times over the last month with Ireland, but it hadn’t come off as it did last weekend. It was exemplary of the precision Leinster brought against Northampton. He spotted the space and placed a perfect grubber in behind Pisi, forcing the Saints man to panic and presenting Fitzgerald with the chance to score.Targeting opposition weaknesses ruthlessly was a feature of Leinster’s Heineken Cup successes in the recent past, so it was encouraging to see them doing that on Saturday.Luke Fitzgerald second tryA Jamie Heaslip turnover was at the root of this second score for Leinster, accuracy at the breakdown saw him make a clean turnover of possession – a rarity in rugby now, when most attackers prefer to hang on to the ball and concede a penalty.As Leinster built the score, going through six phases, there was some wonderful contact and ruck technique involved. The first aspect we have highlighted in the video below is an excellent clear-out by Gordon D’Arcy. After Fitzgerald carries in midfield, the centre comes into the ruck from the right-hand side and accurately removes the turnover threat of Dom Waldouck.A couple of phases later, Mike Ross carries to the right-hand side of the posts and again there is a slight risk of Northampton getting their hands on the ball. As you’ll just about make out in the video below, the tighthead prop rolls his body over the ball to protect it.The technique – one which Warren Gatland is a big fan of – only takes a split second to perform and Ross’ momentum means it’s not too difficult to do, but even still it’s important. That split second allows his supporting players to clean out effectively and provide rapid ball for Reddan to spread wide.Once the ball is shifted out the the left we get a fine example of Leinster’s ability to accurately run decoy lines. Madigan is circled below, winding up his pass and hoping to move the ball out the ‘back door’ to Gordon D’Arcy.Sean O’Brien’s decoy line is signified by the arrow and you can see that he is already interesting the bald-headed Sam Dickinson in defence.When play runs on another second, we can see that Dickinson has completely bought the decoy line from O’Brien – who is a such dangerous ball carrier and would have been identified as such in Saint’s preparation.D’Arcy [circle] has instead received the pass from Madigan and a try is really the only outcome. The centre gives a quick, accurate pass and then O’Driscoll comes up with a magical, between-the-legs pass which is also precise, allowing Fitzgerald to score.last_img read more

11 of the most nontraditional Irish Christmas traditions

first_img Source: Marks and SpencerAt least dessert will always be Christmas pud. With mulled spice cream is it? NOTIONS. Source: Mysupermarket6. Supermarket Christmas sandwiches for lunchOn a similar note, this development that was practically inconceivable in the days when mammy would slave over the Christmas feast, ensuring every juice and stock didn’t go to waste. Put it in between bread? Like all of it? Have fun burning in hell. Sure they’ll be liquidising the pudding next. Source: Ambernectar 137. Going ‘away’ for the holidaysSome Irish families don’t even entertain the thought of staying at home for Christmas. Sure we’ll go to a nice hotel. Is there anything that could be worse than having Christmas dinner in a hotel as a kid? No. No there isn’t. Source: hotelarthur8. Drinking fancy coffeeHoneycomb caramel gingerbread mochas with a dusting of cinnamon and black forest powder. In a red cup, of course. Source: Tumblr9. Attending a midnight mass before midnightNot a recent development by a long shot, but now it starts at about 7pm. Hey. It’s not Christmas, it’s Christmas Eve mass. Where’s your sense of Catholic guilt?What’s worse is when baby Jesus is already in the church crib. Blasphemy. Source: Shutterstock10. Tuning into Christmas FMEvery year, as you tune into the test broadcast, that initial flicker that Christmas is REALLY coming hits you fast. Fairytale of New York just doesn’t sound the same on any other radio station.11. Going on an ice-skating excursionWinter Wonderlands and Christmas fairs. Are you able? We’re not. Now a staple for school trips. Source: 7up Winter WonderlandThe 16 absolute greatest Christmas jumpers of 2013>16 brilliantly Irish alternative Christmas cards> AS THE YEARS go on, our Christmas habits and traditions develop. Maybe when you were younger, it was all about lighting the candle in the window, getting new Christmas pyjamas and pulling crackers around the dinner table.But we’re diversifying. Here are a few traditions that probably weren’t around in your grandparents’ day.1. Starting in SeptemberYes, this happened on the 1st of September in a Celbridge branch in Tesco. It’s now custom to begin getting into the holiday spirit before Halloween has even arrived.2. Doing the 12 pubsThe Christmas pub crawl is the perfect mesh of Irish life and Christmas tradition. We all have a ‘date’ we’re doing it on, sometimes more than once. Only the fittest survive. Try doing this 40 years ago and you’d be shunned from the parish. It also spawned the tradition of those complaining about it incessantly. Source: Bovinemagnet3. Putting up ‘Santa stop here’ signsHas Santa lost his sense of direction? No, he’s not going a bit senile. He’s magic, kids, he can find your house and he’ll totally stop there. Source: ms_bulsara4. Wearing Christmas jumpersThey’re unsightly, they’re comfy, they were ironic. They’re not anymore, but has that stopped anyone from wearing them? No. Wear those jumpers, ignore the nay-sayers. We all know they’re just jealous of your super quirky quirk. Game, on.See also: Christmas onesies. Source: Funky Christmas Jumpers5. The ever-evolving Christmas dinnerChristmas dinner back in the day was STANDARD. Now you order it all weeks in advance, and it’s all nut roast this, duck d’orange that. There are even glitter drinks available for consumption. Drinks with actual glitter.Three bird roast? What’s wrong with the one? Source: Marks and SpencerIf it’s a cranberry and orange marinated scottish lochmuir salmon you want?last_img read more

Gardaí confiscate contraband DVDs and cigarettes at Balbriggan market

first_imgAS PART OF an ongoing operation against the sale of contraband products, gardaí in Dublin confiscated a number of counterfeit items on sale at the Balbriggan Sunday market today.Members of the DMR North Divisional Task Force seized 6,600 counterfeit cigarettes and a quantity of DVDs.During the year, the unit has taken more than 60,000 contraband cigarettes into its possession. It has also seized 12,000 illegally made DVDs and CDs, as well as items of clothing and cosmetics.Ten people have been arrested and prosecuted as a result.Read: Man dies and woman escapes unharmed after car crashes into a lakeMore: Parents ‘gobsmacked’ after autistic son pricked by syringe on trainlast_img read more

This is what a bolt of lightning did to a house in

first_img(Image: Neil Proven/ reader)A HOUSE IN Tipperary was badly damaged today when it was hit by a bolt of lightning.The incident happened at around lunchtime near the village of Ardfinnan.Neil Proven, the home owner, told that he was in the house at the time when he heard a “loud bang from upstairs and then tiles started falling from the roof”.The lightning also made holes in the concrete wall and sockets inside the home were blown out of the walls.“It was unexpected because there was no rain at the time, only overcast skies,” he added.(Image: Neil Proven/ reader)Lightning Bolt in Cork Pic of the Day>Read: 6 natural phenomena that will probably terrify you>last_img read more

Fancy owning Rory Gallaghers amp or Michael Jacksons hat Theyre up for

first_imgALWAYS WANTED TO try on Michael Jackson’s fedora or perhaps you’d like to wear Madonna’s Live Aid jacket from 1985?At the end of the month, Whyte’s Auctioneers in Dublin is holding a ‘Rock and Pop’ auction, putting a whole host of great memorabilia from the music greats up for grabs.Among the big items will be an original Rory Gallagher amplifier, as well as a replica of his first Strat which is estimated value €5000-€7000. Rory Gallagher Fender Stratocaster Replica. Source: Whyte’s Auctioneers Dublin Rory Gallagher’s original backstage amplifier. Source: Whyte’s Auctioneers Dublin Michael Jackson material is also going to the highest bidder with his black Fedora hat up for grabs at an estimated €1,500-€2,000 or if Michael Jackson’s hat isn’t for you, what about Jon Bon Jovi’s? It’s worn and signed and selling for an estimated €200 – €300. Michael Jackson’s fedora Source: Whyte’s Auctioneers Jon Bon Jovi’s hat. Source: Whyte’s AuctioneersMadonna’s Live Aid jacket is also for sale at an estimated €500. Madonna’s Live Aid jacket Source: Whyte’s AuctioneersFor Elvis fans, for an estimated €800, you could own a signed postcard from ‘The King’ himself. Postcard signed by Elvis. Source: Whyte’s AuctioneersFollowers of The Beatles can buy the 1963 concert collection, which is signed by all members for an estimated €1,500 to €2,000. 1963 Dublin concert collection including autographs.An electric guitar from one of the best guitarist’s in the world – Slash, formerly of Guns N’ Roses, is also for sale for €300-€500.This photo of Art Garfunkel taken at Dublin Airport with Laurie Bird is also up sale, with the starting bid of €100. Art Garfunkel and Laurie Bird at Dublin Airport picOther items include memorabilia from U2, The Cranberries, Phil Lynott, Queen and the Boomtown Rats.If you want to check out what is up for sale Whyte’s Galleries on 28 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 will be holding viewings on Wednesday to Friday 28-30 May, 10am-6pm daily and also Saturday 31 May, 9am to 12 noon only.The auction will take place 31 May at 4pm.Here some more lots you can get your hands on: Source: Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables Auctioneers/YouTubeRead: Francis Bacon triptych expected to make $80m at New York auction>Read: Letters from Jackie O to Irish priest go under the hammer>last_img read more

Alan Shatter to reveal if he will accept €70k worth of severance

first_imgThe Taoiseach said he spoke to Shatter yesterday – “I speak to him all the time” – but that he didn’t raise the issue of severance pay.“He’ll do the right thing anyway, I expect.”Kenny also denied accusations that the decision to speak publicly on the issue twice yesterday didn’t indicate a breakdown of relationships in the party.Shatter is entitled to €70,282 worth of these payments.If accepted, he could receive roughly €4,392 every month for six months.After this, the rate decreases to €2,928 for 12 months, and finally €1,464 for six months.This is the equivalent of one year’s ministerial salary spread across two years, paid at decreasing rates.Shatter is also entitled to a pension worth €18,139 from just his Ministerial service, payable from when he reaches pensionable age.Read: Will Alan Shatter take his severance pay? He has “no comment at this time” >More: How much are Alan Shatter’s pension and severance payments worth? > Updated at 9.07amALAN SHATTER COULD be about to break his silence on whether he will be accepting just over €70,000 of severance payments.The former Minister for Justice has told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that he will be making a statement on the matter later this afternoon.Shatter’s office yesterday told that he had “no comment at this time” on the matter.The announcement will take place after the election broadcast moratorium this afternoon.Speaking to reporters this morning, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he would be surprised if Shatter didn’t do the “honourable thing on this issue”.“I’ve never been in any doubt about his intentions”, he said.He was a party to the decision that ended the severance payments, it’s just my belief and from what I know of him that he would honour the decision.last_img read more

DunnesvKaren Millen goes to Europe the result isnt good for the Irish

first_imgDunnes had argued that Karen Millen hasn’t shown that they own an “unregistered community design” on the clothing items.The ECJ were asked by the Irish Courts to examine a number of different issues about unregistered community designs. In each of the issues they were asked to look at, their findings were favourable to Karen Millen.Dunnes appeals the earlier High Court decision which was being held pending today’s judgement.Read the ECoJ judgement in full here >Read: High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA >Read: Europe struck wrong balance on ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, says Google boss > #ECJ rules on Karren Millen v Dunnes case on unregistered designs in the world of high-street fashion— EU Court of Justice (@EUCourtPress) June 19, 2014 Source: EU Court of Justice/Twittercenter_img DUNNES STORES HAS been dealt a significant legal blow as the European Court of Justice has sided with fashion designer Karen Millen in a dispute over a shirt and top.In a complicated judgment delivered this morning, the ECJ in essence ruled that designs don’t need to be specifically registered to benefit from legal protection.The seven-year-long dispute will now return to the Irish Supreme Court which had been awaiting today’s judgement.In 2005, Karen Millen designed blue and brown versions of a striped shirt and a black knitted top. Today’s judgement states that Dunnes Stores representatives purchased examples of those garments from a Karen Millen store.Dunnes subsequently had copies of the items manufactured outside Ireland and put them on sale in its Irish stores in late 2006.Karen Millen commenced legal proceedings in 2007 with the most recent judgement coming from Irish High Court in April which also sided with Karen Millen.last_img read more

Two people gored at the running of the bulls in Pamplona

first_imgTWO PEOPLE HAVE been gored as a crowd dashed alongside six fighting bulls in a hair-raising third running of the bulls at Spain’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona.Spanish Red Cross spokesman Jose Aldaba said one person was gored in the chest and another in the leg in today’s run. There were no immediate details on their identities or the gravity of their injuries.Several people were treated for other injuries in the race.Tension soared when one bull got separated from the pack in the final 100 metres and tried to charge runners on all sides.Fifteen people have died from gorings since record-keeping began in 1924.The nine-day street-partying festival was immortalised in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises” and attracts thousands of foreign touristsRead: Irishman reportedly among at least 21 injured following Pamplona bull run >last_img read more