May 2

Double triumph of Spanish teams

first_imgRelated Items:Beach handball Battle for Beach Handball as an Olympic sport in Paris 2024 ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsAfter four days of competition, yesterday afternoon finnished III EHF Champions cup in Gran Canaria. First impressions after this year’s competition are that we saw a lot of fantastic matches and that final matches in both gender competition had similar outcome: victory of Spanish teams, matches lost by defending champions and the fact that both finals were decided „on one ball“.Let to mention first teams that played matches for bronze medal: in female competition „Dubrava“ (CRO) won 2:0 against „Kamelot“ (NED) while „Oroshaza“ (HUN) won by same result guys from Polish team „Plock“.For last two years, Russian side „Ekaterinodar“ was team that brought „gold“ from Canarian islands to continental Europe. This time, opponent in final were „Ciudad de Malaga“, Spanish champions. Malaga already won against Russians in preliminary round and this match was kind of „copy – paste“ as again team leaded by Roman Kalasnikov, MVP of ChC, won first period with authority, but later opponents equalised. In „shoot-out“ Malaga was better and won this match 2:1 (17:28; 22:20; 6:4).Malaga will see trophy in male, but as well in female competition, as „Deporte y empresa“ is from the same city on the South of Spain. Opponents in final were team „Multichem Szentendrei“. Again we saw „shoot out“ in match. Maybe it is important to mention that Hungarian coach asked for team time-out just one second before the end of the second period, when his team leaded four points and had ball posession. This unfair-play decision maybe took luck from his team and brought it to Spanish girls in „shoot-out“ when decisiv was last attempt and one missed shot from one to another goal. Final result: „Deporte y empresa“ – „Sentandrei“ 2:1 (15:12; 19:23; 6:4).„All star“ awards were named during closing ceremony. MVP players are Jenifer Gutierez (Malaga) and Roman Kalasnikov (Ekaterinodar). Best scorers are Lucija Kelava (Dubrava) and Jorn Walterink (Sanddevils).X.QFOTO: EHF BH INSTAGRAM Recommended for you IHF presents 1st Beach Handball Tour Beach Handball at European Olympic Games 2023 Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

September 29

Kuebler takes on elements

first_imgKuebler Spedition was tasked with shifting a 180-tonne pressing machine to a car factory in Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. During the project an unforeseen blizzard struck, delivering 5 cm of snow in only 10 minutes. The treacherous conditions forced the transport to a complete stop. Kuebler decided to wait 24 hours until weather conditions had improved to resume the project.As well as the elements to contend with, Kuebler Spedition had to negotiate traffic signs, bridges and roundabouts in order to deliver the over-dimensional cargo. Kuebler Spedition also had to secure special permits from the German authorities to allow the heavy-duty vehicle to move backwards down some parts of the motorway network, in order to prevent a complete blockage of the roadway.Kuebler Spedition is a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, representing www.cargoequipmentexperts.comlast_img read more

September 20

McNaughton bemoans lack of Queen’s meet support

first_imgOlive McNaughton, director of the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet, has lamented the lack of sponsorship for Saturday’s event, which takes place at the National Stadium at 8:30 a.m. But McNaughton said that despite challenges, all is set for what she expects to be a good day as most of the top high school teams will be present. “We have a little challenge with sponsorship as one of our main sponsors who pays for the use of the Stadium has pulled out,” she said. “This is sad as we are the only all-girls school team that puts on a meet like this, and the sponsors would prefer to support male schools who are putting on meets.“However, the meet has been well supported as over 100 teams will be on show as athletes from top clubs and institutions, along with top high-school female teams from Hydel High and St Jago High, will be there while Kingston College, Calabar High, Jago, and Jamaica College, among the boys, will be on show.The meet will be one of three on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) calendar tomorrow. The day will start with the Class Three Boy’s 400m heats and later in the day, reigning World IAAF Under 20 double-sprint champion Briana Williams, who recently turned professional, will compete in the women’s 60m invitational event.“We will be trying to unearth new stars as this is the meet that has done so in the past,” McNaughton said. “That’s the reason we have invited the likes of Briana to compete here and also former high school star Shauna Helps, who has graduated from university and is now working out with MVP Track Club. “On the men’s side, veteran Nesta Carter, who was one of those who was first to compete at the meet, will also be competing in the men’s 60m invitational. He is one of the several who will be hoping to make the team to the Olympic Games this year.” Competitors Also down to compete in the women’s 60m are Sprintec Track Club duo of Natasha Morrison and Shashalee Forbes, as well as MVP’s Kedisha Dallas, and Jodean Williams of UWI Pelicans.Carter will have Sprintec’s Brendon Rodney, Oshane Bailey, Everton Clarke, Andrew Fisher, and Chadic Hinds to contend with on the men’s side. Events down to be contested are the 400m in all classes and both sexes, the senior men’s and women’s 800m, high school Boys and Girls’ Open 800m, all sprint hurdles for high school Boys and Girls, all classes and both sexes of the 200m event, and the 4x400m Open for men and women. There will also be several field events on the programme.last_img read more

September 9

Club Championship swings back in to action in July

first_imgThe club senior hurling championship is due to swing back into action in Tipperary on the last weekend of July.Despite Tipp’s exit from the hurling championship at the weekend the County Board don’t expect the club championship to recommence for a number of weeks.Secretary of the County CCC Tom Maher says player availability is the key issue. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

August 13

Eat fresher? Subway also dropping artificial ingredients

first_img In this March 3, 2015 photo, workers make sandwiches at a Subway sandwich franchise in Seattle. The sandwich chain known for its marketing itself as a fresher alternative to hamburger chains on Thursday, June 4, 2015 told The Associated Press it will remove artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its menu in North America by 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) NEW YORK | Subway wants to give new meaning to its “eat fresh” slogan by joining the list of food companies to say it’s dropping artificial ingredients.The sandwich chain known for its marketing itself as a healthier alternative to hamburger chains told The Associated Press it will remove artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its menu in North America by 2017. Whether that can help Subway keep up with changing attitudes about what qualifies as healthy remains to be seen.Elizabeth Stewart, Subway’s director of corporate social responsibility, said in an interview that ingredient improvement has been an ongoing process over the years. More recently, she said the chain has been working on removing caramel color from cold cuts like roast beef and ham. For its turkey, Subway says it plans to replace a preservative called proprionic acid with vinegar by the end of this year. In this March 3, 2015 photo, Roberto Castelan makes a sandwich at a Subway sandwich franchise in Seattle. The sandwich chain known for its marketing itself as a fresher alternative to hamburger chains on Thursday, June 4, 2015 told The Associated Press it will remove artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its menu in North America by 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)center_img Among its toppings, Stewart said Subway is switching to banana peppers colored with turmeric instead of the artificial dye Yellow No. 5. Without providing details, she said the chain is also working on its sauces and cookies.The purging of artificial ingredients is quickly becoming the norm among major food companies, which are facing pressure from smaller players that tout their offerings as more wholesome. That has prompted so-called “Big Food” makers including Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Kraft and Nestle to announce in recent months they’re expelling artificial ingredients from one or more products.Subway’s announcement comes at a challenging time for the chain, which grew to be the world’s largest restaurant brand by number of locations with the help of weight loss pitchman Jared Fogle.The company is privately held and doesn’t disclose sales figures. But last year, sales for Subway stores in the U.S. averaged $475,000 each, a 3 percent decline from the previous year, according to industry tracker Technomic.Subway is facing evolving definitions for what qualifies as healthy, said Darren Tristano, an analyst for Technomic. While older generations looked at nutritional stats like fat and calories, he said younger generations are more concerned about qualities like “local,” ”organic” and “natural.”“Change has come so fast and rapidly, consumers are just expecting more and more,” Tristano said.And although Subway markets itself as a fresher option, he noted that people don’t necessarily see it as the healthiest or best product around.Last year, Subway’s image took a hit when food activist Vani Hari, known as the Food Babe, launched a petition calling on it to remove azodicarbonamide from its bread, noting the ingredient was used in yoga mats. Subway has said that it was in the process of removing the ingredient, which is widely used as a dough condition and whitening agent, before the issue became a controversy.Tony Pace, Subway’s chief marketing officer, noted the chain is already seen as a place for low-fat options, but that it needs to keep up with changing customer attitudes.“As their expectations go up, we have to meet those expectations,” he said.Pace said the use of simple ingredients is becoming a “necessary condition” to satisfy customers, but that it won’t be enough on its own to drive up sales.Follow Candice Choi at read more