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Beach Handball WCh 2016 Favorites progress to Main Round

← Previous Story Croatia beat Sweden in first friendly test Next Story → Beach Handball WCh 2016: Croatia, Brazil and Qatar book semi-finals Beach handball Budapest will be this weekend real enterteining capital as famous “Red bull race” will be held above the Danube river and beautiful Margitsziget. End down, on the sand of Budapest’s island, world’s best beach handball players finnished preliminary phase of World championship.Three teams out of six pass to the Main round from each prelininary group. Those teams that are still in competition for the medals are Brasil, Spain, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Chinese Taipei in female competition while in male same options still have Croatia, Brasil, Spain, Qatar, Ukraine and Hungary. On each of the above mentioned list of teams, first to mentioned pass to the main round with 4 points, 2 more then next two, while last two teams from each list didn’t bring any point from preliminary round.In previous female matches, Brasil and Spain showed superiority by winning all periods of all 5 matches played. In male competition, Brasilians alreday went three time to “shootut”, but what to say about Croatians that all matches finnished in “shootout” – all of them successfully.Spectatores, players and organisers enjoy fantastic organisation of Hungarian hosts, but all together started watch more frequently to the sky, not just because of “Red bull race’s” planes that are practising for Sunday’s event, more because weather forecast for next two days is not good and it looks it will not be the ally of beachhandballers. However, all matches can be followed on www.beachhandball2016.comPHOTO: Beach Handball Croatia read more

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Snapshot Sean OBrien is lending a hand to Carlows senior footballers

first_imgWELL, AT LEAST we know that Sean O’Brien was closer to Tullow than Toulon tonight.The Leinster and Ireland openside was in Carlow IT assisting county boss Anthony Rainbow (pictured on the right) as Carlow senior footballers took on Athlone IT.Unfortunately for O’Brien, who will miss most of the upcoming Six Nations with a dislocated shoulder, his native county fell 1 – 15 to 13 points in the O’Byrne Cup Group B clash.Now, there are no clearer images than this one sent our way by Carlow People journalist, Brian O’Donoghue, but we’d recognise that tank-esque silhouette anywhere.Sure, the south of France can promise sunshine, stunning views of the Mediterranean and untold riches, but can they offer Seanie the best seat in the house for the glamour of the O’Byrne Cup?Pfft! I don’t think so.Laois, UCD, Kildare and Athlone IT all triumph in O’Byrne Cup clashesSimon Hick column: Dealing with O’Brien loss is Schmidt’s biggest challengelast_img read more

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Mertens We should have done more

first_imgNapoli forward Dries Mertens is disappointed with the 1-1 draw against Roma as he believes they deserved more in the tie.Stephan El Shaarawy put Roma in the driving seat,only for Napoli who dominated the entire game to equalise late in the game thanks to Mertens.“It’s a pity, as today we could’ve picked up three important points and it’s just one,” the visibly disheartened Belgian told Football Italia.“It’s true we played well, but we should’ve done more. We had so many chances, Roma were very defensive and did it well, but I don’t know how many shots we had on target today.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“It’s a real shame.”Mertens came off the bench to replace Arkadiusz Milik and that didn’t help his mood.“Of course I wanted to play from the start. You know what it means for Napoli to play against Roma and I really wanted to play.”Napoli are now six points adrift leaders Juventus who may end up retaining their title.last_img read more

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Seeking cure for close election contests

first_imgBenton, Stonier maintain slight leads in legislative racesFor most political candidates, campaigning ends on election night. That hasn’t been the case, however, for the four 17th District legislative candidates still locked in unresolved races.Campaigns are now reaching out to voters with contested ballots to make sure they go through the ballot rehabilitation process, also known as “curing” their vote. They’re also keeping an eager eye on the Clark County Elections Department.More than 1,500 ballots from across Clark County haven’t been tallied by election officials because they either lack a signature, or because the signature on the ballot doesn’t match the signature election officials have on file, Clark County Elections Supervisor Tim Likness said. Two races in the 17th District are currently 105 votes apart, so curing those remaining ballots could make all the difference, he added.The outcome of the unusually close 17th District Senate race between Republican incumbent Don Benton and his Democratic challenger, state Rep. Tim Probst, D-Vancouver, is being followed avidly by political parties at the state level, because it could impact the power balance in the Legislature.Currently, Democrats hold a 27-22 majority in the Senate. If Benton wins, that Democratic majority would be knocked down to 26-23. There are also a couple of philosophically conservative Democrats in the Senate who could tip that balance by siding with Republicans on certain political issues.last_img read more

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Organisations should embrace transparency to reinforce employer brand

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live 2016: Organisations can build and reinforce their employer brand by embracing the opportunities that social sharing and transparency bring.Delivering the opening keynote address at Employee Benefits Live 2016, Diarmuid Russell (pictured), vice president of international at Glassdoor, explained that employees’ ability to share information and experiences online is transforming the way in which jobseekers evaluate potential employers and determine whether that employer and job role will be a good fit for them at that stage in their lives. This can ensure a potential recruit’s expectations align with the reality of working for an organisation thereby increasing retention rates, while also improving the number and quality of applications that are best suited to the organisation’s culture and the position available.The data and experiences shared by current staff on sites such as Glassdoor can also enable organisations to better understand the needs of their workforce and quickly react to areas of dissatisfaction among their staff. By taking a proactive approach, for example by responding to reviews, acknowledging areas that need improvement and communicating what action is being taken to address these, organisations can improve employee perceptions about where they work. Indeed, research conducted by Glassdoor found that 62% of respondents feel better about an organisation that responds to reviews on the site.Transparency can also help current and potential employees to benchmark their compensation and benefits package.Russell said: “If [organisations] are proactive [they] can use this transparency to really manage the employer brand, and that’s increasingly important for businesses today.”Employers can reinforce their brand by offering ‘moments of magic’, unique benefits and engagement schemes that reflect an organisation’s core values and purpose, explained Russell.Moments of magic could include providing items and treats for new recruits on their first day of work that represent the organisation they have joined. Such initiatives, while low cost, can help differentiate organisations and encourage employees to become brand ambassadors from day one. Other initiatives could include experiences that are unique to an organisation’s culture.Russell said: “Moments of magic are the opportunity to really transcend the day to day employment experience and bring some magic to the employer brand and employee experience.“It’s not just about fun stuff; it’s about finding something that is true to the [organisation’s] core values and that represents what they do.”The key attributes of employers of choiceDuring his keynote session, titled Revealed: the secrets behind becoming the best place to work, Russell discussed the traits that winners of the Glassdoor Employee Choice Awards have in common. These include aspirational factors such as unique workplace cultures and ensuring employees feel valued, as well as more practical elements such as employee benefits, good perks and facilities, and a family-friendly culture.Russell identified the five key attributes of award winners: a mission to believe in; investment in culture; putting people first; embracing transparency; benefits that add sparkle.Russell said: “Think about [the organisation’s] mission, whether [it’s] telling the right story, and whether [it is] a mission that people can relate to and that motivates them.”He added: “When [organisations] get the benefits and opportunities for employees right [they] can really add sparkle and reinforce [their] employer brand, as well as driving some social sharing.”last_img read more

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Local Officials Mark Expansion Project at Army War College

first_imgAt last week’s groundbreaking ceremony at the Army Heritage and Education Center at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., for a $2.25 million, 7,500-square-foot expansion of the visitor and education center, state and local officials underscored the center’s significance to the Army as well as the region.“This is the jewel in the crown of Army culture and Army education in America,” said Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Michael Stack (D). “This expansion really says this is the place for the Army War College to be,” said Stack, who also chairs the state Military Community Protection Commission.The Carlisle Barracks was founded 258 years ago, and officials hope that history will stay in Carlisle for a long time.“I think the more presence we have at the Army Heritage and Education Center, the better our chances are if a BRAC comes up that we don’t lose something so valuable to our community,” said state Sen. Pat Vance (R), reported the Sentinel.The center’s expansion will increase the capacity of the center to support exhibits and public programs, and provide a new exhibit gallery, an additional multipurpose room and increased seating for the on-site café. The project partially is being funded through a state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant.Mike Perry, executive director of the Army Heritage Center Foundation, said the new structure will serve as the “central core” of the center and hinted at a future expansion project. “We have a project we want to do beyond that, another 30,000 square feet,” he said. “This place is getting used pretty extensively, so [the expansion] a way for twice as many veteran groups to come here.”The Heritage and Education Center is a museum, research center and educational complex dedicated to honoring soldiers and their families; preserving and making publically available their artifacts and archival materials; and educating and inspiring visitors through programs and exhibits that promote a greater understanding of the Army’s and its soldiers’ contributions. The museum and research center is free and open to the public. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Affordable Video Hosting for Small Businesses

first_imgAugust 4, 2011 min read Corrections & AmplificationsEntrepreneurs and small-business owners often think that incorporating video into their marketing or communication plan — let alone configuring a website for video — is costly, complicated and beyond reach. With the launch this week of Vimeo PRO from Vimeo, nothing could be further from the truth.Online video is expected to account for half of all consumer Internet traffic by the end of next year, according to a recent Cisco report. Further, a Forbes Insights survey from last December showed that nearly 60 percent of those online will watch a video before reading the text on any given webpage — and they’re more likely to make a purchase.These findings should prompt businesses of all sizes to see the urgency of matching the growing demand for video-related content with videos of their own.Enter, Vimeo. The second most popular online video portal behind YouTube, is finally giving small businesses and commercial enterprises overall their chance to get in on the video action. With Vimeo PRO, $199 a year gives businesses a simple and affordable professional video-hosting solution, complete with analytics for gauging return on investment. Each year, users receive 50 gigabytes of storage and 250,000 plays for video embedded on your own website in a player branded with your company’s logo. That’s enough to upload between 700 and 2,000 five-minute videos, depending on the video format you use.  Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Think you’ll need more? It’s $199 for each 50GB increment. You can also buy additional plays in increments of 100,000 for $199. And unlike Vimeo.com, which doesn’t permit commercial content, Vimeo PRO is tailor-made for businesses — offering a platform built from the ground up to promote or sell a product or service.With Vimeo PRO, your business’ video content can be integrated into your website in an environment that enables you to add your logo to the video player itself. And, unlike YouTube and “regular” Vimeo, nobody else’s advertising appears on top of your videos, and you have access to an advanced dashboard featuring key performance indicators such as the number of times your videos have been loaded, played and finished, just to name a few.Putting small businesses on an equal footing with the big boys, Vimeo PRO offers exceptional video quality — including features like high definition and HTML5 video. It also provides portfolio websites that you can customize, video review pages and integration with leading social-media utilities and platforms. And if video isn’t your strong suit, PRO account holders can access Vimeo’s online education portal, Vimeo Video School.Vimeo PRO is a worthy choice for entrepreneurs and small-business owners looking to host video on their own sites in a branded environment devoid of the types of ads that get embedded into videos from YouTube. Corrections & Amplifications: An earlier version of this post misstated Vimeo PRO’s search engine optimization capabilities. Vimeo PRO includes SEO features.Will Vimeo PRO help you take the leap into hosting your own videos? Leave a comment and let us know. Register Now »last_img read more

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QuiteRSS Feed Reader gets first update in over a year

first_imgQuiteRSS Feed Reader gets first update in over a year by Martin Brinkmann on June 16, 2017 in Internet – Last Update: June 16, 2017 – 24 commentsQuiteRSS, a desktop feed reader that is available for Windows and Mac OS X, has received an update that brings the version to 0.18.5.The release is the first update for the RSS feed reader in over a year — actually in more than 15 months — and a proof of life at the same time.Windows users have plenty of options when it comes to RSS readers, even on the desktop. You can check out our list of free RSS readers for Windows for an overview.QuiteRSS is the RSS feed reader that I’m using on Windows right now. It is a powerful program that supports all the basics, plenty of advanced features such as filtering, and then some. The one downside, at least for users who work on multiple devices, is that it does not support syncing.QuiteRSS 0.18.5 Feed ReaderUsers of the program may check for updates using built-in tools, or download the new version from the official project website.Tip: I suggest you export the list of feeds just to be on the safe side. You can do so with a click on Menu > Export Feeds. While you should not run into any issues updating to QuiteRSS 0.18.5 it is always better to be safe than sorry.To check for the update in QuiteRSS, select Menu > Help > Check for Updates. QuiteRSS should pick up the new version automatically, and provide you with options to download and install it to update the application to the latest version.Users who prefer to download the program manually instead can do so as well.QuiteRSS is offered as a portable version and installer.As far as “what’s new” is concerned; mostly backend stuff was updated, and there are some fixes.Changed: SQLite 3.19.1Changed: OpenSSL 1.1.0f (Windows)Changed: Application icon sizeFixed: Parsing of some feedsFixed: Switching between feeds in Newspaper viewFixed: Layout in Newspaper viewFixed: Notification. Displaying of previous newsIt seems to me that QuiteRSS loads quite a bit faster than before once you install the update. I have no scientific proof for that, but the RSS reader opens nearly instantly after the update, while it took a bit longer to open in previous versions.Now You: Which RSS feed reader do you use, and why?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 4 votes Software Name QuiteRSSSoftware Category NewsLanding Page https://quiterss.org/en Advertisementlast_img read more

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Netflix tests Ultra plan

first_imgNetflix tests Ultra plan by Martin Brinkmann on July 04, 2018 in Music and Video – 7 commentsCustomers of the streaming service Netflix can choose between three plans right now: basic, standard, and premium. The plans determine the quality of the streams, the number of screens customers can watch Netflix on at the same time, and to how many devices they may download movies and shows to.It appears that Netflix runs a test right now in Europe and possibly in other regions as well that unlocks a fourth plan.The Ultra plan, that is how Netflix calls it right now, is the most expensive plan up to date. The pricing fluctuates but it seems to be anywhere between €16.99 and €19.99 per month.Netflix’s current plans go for €7.99, €10.99, and €13.99 respectively. In other words, the Ultra plan is available for €3 to €6 more than Netflix’s premium plan. Cord Cutting reports that the price changes depending on the browser that is used. While that is one explanation, it can also be the case that Netflix uses A-B tests and selected different prices for the customer based on that.via Cord CuttingYou probably wonder what sets it apart from the Premium plan on Netflix. The only difference appears to be that it supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) while all other plans on Netflix don’t support the feature anymore according to the listing.The change may come as a surprise as Netflix states on its website that all four screen Netflix plans support HDR (Dolby Vision and UltraHD Premium). Netflix customers can change the video quality according to their needs but only up to the quality supported by the subscribed plan.All other features, at least those displayed on the plan selection page on Netflix, match the Premium plan (meaning you get HD and Ultra HD, and access on four screens).Cnet reports that some Italian customers of Netflix reported that Netflix halved the number of screens that customers can watch streams on simultaneously.The change is probably part of an A-B test and it is unclear at this point in time whether the changes will be implemented in this form, in a different form, or at all.Closing WordsThe change seems to affect new customers only at the point in time. Not all get the new Ultra option but it is clear that Netflix could introduce the plan for new customers which would pay more money per month for the same set of features that Netflix’s Premium plan provides right now.Netflix’s testing of limiting the functionality of its other plans to make the new Ultra plan more appealing is a tactic that may make sense from a business point of view but it is not really clear why the company is not simply testing a price increase of its Premium plan instead as it supports all the features of the Ultra plan at this point.Now You: are you a Netflix customer? Which plan are you subscribed to?SummaryArticle NameNetflix tests Ultra planDescriptionNetflix runs a test in Europe right now that lists a fourth subscription plan called Ultra to some customers when they open the plan selection screen on the site.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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December 21 2011We continue our report about his

first_imgDecember 21, 2011We continue our report about his years Christmas party, which took place last Wednesday, December 14. 2011. David Tollas wishes Paolo Soleri a Merry Christmas.Delicious food and good company.Ji-Eun Lee from South Korea receives a Merry Christmas from Paolo Soleri.More good cheers.Lovely tunes were provided by Dan Thomas and Sal Tellini.last_img

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After Dousing Fire in Farm Field Smriti Irani Asks Why Was Rahul

first_img amethi-s24p37BJPcongressLok Sabha elections 2019 First Published: April 28, 2019, 6:38 PM IST New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani today hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying that he has been missing from Amethi for the past 15 years. Her comments were directed at Congress general secretary for UP east Priyanka Gandhi who had slammed her at a public meeting for not frequenting Amethi enough to contest from the seat. “I am happy that Mrs Vadra is counting the number of times I came to Amethi. Probably she is counting because she is unable to tell the public where was the MP missing for 15 years,” Smriti Irani told news agency ANI.The BJP leader was in Amethi today when a fire broke out in a farm field in Purab Dwara village. Irani was seen assisting in the fire fighting operations and later met the locals affected by the damage.#WATCH Amethi: Union Minister and BJP Lok Sabha MP candidate from Amethi, visits the fire-affected fields in Purab Dwara village; meets the locals affected. Fire-fighting operations are still underway pic.twitter.com/JARKp5k2mh— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 28, 2019 last_img read more

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Katrina Kaif Channels Her Inner Black Panther Goes Wakanda Forever on Dance

first_imgOn the professional front, Katrina is currently basking in the success of her recently released film Bharat alongside Salman Khan. The film has raked in over Rs 150 cr in six days and has already become the second highest grossing film of 2019. Released on June 5, Bharat has surpassed the likes of Kesari, Total Dhamaal and Gully Boy to reach shy of Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike, which is the top grossing film this year.Follow @News18Movies for more Ever since Marvel’s Black Panther released in theaters, Chadwick Boseman’s arm-crossing gesture became one of the most memorable gestures and a symbol of fandom among the audience. At several occasions, Marvel fans across the world have crossed their arms in the honour of Wakanda. And it appears, Katrina Kaif is also one of them. On Tuesday, the actress took to her Instagram stories to share multiple glimpses from her dance rehearsals. The first story, a boomerang video, had the actress sitting on the dance floor looking exasperated. Alongside the video she wrote, “Dance team to me: Katrina can we get up and dance? Me: Can we just sit down and talk about it?” In the second one, Katrina crossed her arms to strike the famous pose from Marvel’s superhero film Black Panther. “Motto for the show: Wakanda forever,” wrote Katrina adding a sticker of T’Challa, the films lead. Whereas for the third and fourth video, Katrina got up on her feet, rehearsing and wrote “Ok, we up,” and “We dancin” respectively. Take a look: bharatBlack Pantherkatrina kaifKatrina Kaif bharat First Published: June 12, 2019, 11:47 AM ISTlast_img read more

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