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The dearth of air freight capacity has led to an increasing number of offers for freighters that either do not exist, or are parked in the desert not ready to fly.Charter brokers claim scams became prevalent during the PPE rush, as governments and inexperienced bookers urgently sought capacity.“Regretfully, it’s becoming more common,” explained charter veteran Steve Manser.“Customers are shopping around as current charter rates are so high. They then get offered a ‘bargain’, accept the offer, and in some cases pay a deposit, and then wait for contracts to come that never arrive because the aircraft never existed. © Timrobertsaerial | Dreamstime.com By Alex Lennane 23/10/2020 “There are people on LinkedIn that, when you dig deeper, are not aircraft owners or operators. Unfortunately, Covid and the current peak has brought a lot of sharks and scammers into our industry and there are some very naive customers who have little to no experience of chartering aircraft and are not availing themselves of the experience of the established brokers with 30+ years of trading experience.“People don’t seem to be carrying out the required due diligence and make commitments to their end-customer based on crazy offers, only to be let down big-time.“Even some ‘legitimate’ operators have been offering availability on aircraft still sitting in the desert or that have not seen completed maintenance checks since being brought out of storage, and they have had to cancel contracted flights as an aircraft isn’t available.”Of the four adverts offering capacity that The Loadstar responded to this morning, to ask for the registration numbers of aircraft on offer, one replied, saying simply “sorry” and adding a link to a website offering “a second income”. Another said that the registration number was confidential “as our company [is] protecting the owners assets under NDA”.There are surprisingly large numbers of offers for aircraft charters on LinkedIn: one “broker” is offering a 747-200F for $6,700 per block hour and a 747-400F at $7,900, while another is offering a 747-400F from China to the US for $690,000.But Mr Manser warned: “A deal that sounds too good to be true is most likely that. Don’t pay any deposit without checking where the money is going, and anyone with a .gmail or .hotmail address is highly unlikely to be legitimate – or is too cheap to be bothered to set up a web presence/email address.“We do get the odd offer email now and again and so must our clients,” said Mike Hill, freight director of Air Partner. “It increased at the back end of the PPE rush while there was that scramble for capacity.”But, he added, there were other scams: “A new phenomenon we are seeing more and more of are outfits that set up fake domains to sound like very well-known airlines and known contacts.“For example, they add an extra letter into the domain name. And the email address of contacts we know are the same, but just one letter different. Pretty convincing stuff to the undiscerning eye.”Mr Manser added that people must request all the paperwork.“There aren’t that many 747 freighters available in the market for sale or long-term lease. Lots of aircraft are parked in the desert, but they need lots of money to bring back into service, plus require heavy maintenance checks to be given an airworthiness certificate in order to fly.”And, he warned potential charter customers should carefully check email addresses.“People seem to be happy to deal with people who don’t have any web presence or lack a company email address and trading history. But they transfer very large sums of money to these people without any thought on how they might get it back.”Mr Manser added: “In the meantime, the legitimate capacity out there is being taken up at the high prices based on the current supply/demand factor, with capacity in November very scarce, and carriers are really only interested in trunk routes, which means the offline or remote stations are increasingly harder to get covered with charters.”Some brokers, including Hunt & Palmer, offer comprehensive liability insurance free-of-charge to cover issues that may arise. The broker also insists on seeing the originals of aircraft documents and that it and its clients are named on the carrier’s insurance.Mr Hill said Air Partner does extensive checks. “We have a rigorous compliance system here, so it’s no issue for us.“We know the history and status of all aircraft by their serial number. If a new aircraft appears on the market we do extensive checks before we start to work with it. Also, the airline contacts we deal with we know well and speak to anyway, So we can sniff out the scammers pretty easily.”
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Toronto home sales and home prices increased in April Also readOntario won’t match feds’ small biz tax changesOntario scraps changes to provincial tax brackets, ratesIn the FAO’s Fall 2018 Economic and Budget Outlook, Weltman said that without further policy changes, the deficit is expected to exceed $16 billion by 2022-23.The government’s fall economic statement did not include a budget forecast beyond this year, which means it’s unclear if or when it plans to balance the books, much less how, he said.Balancing the books in one mandate would require “significant changes” to policy that could have wide-ranging impacts on Ontario households and businesses, however, particularly since the government has committed to not raising taxes, Weltman added.The province would need to limit the growth in program spending to 1.2% per year, which the FAO said would represent the slowest growth in program spending over a four-year period since the mid-1990s.“The province…needs to articulate a fiscal strategy,” Weltman said, adding Ontarians would benefit from an informed debate on the government’s budget objectives and “the trade-offs necessary to achieve them.”In a statement released Monday, Finance Minister Vic Fedeli said the report shows the government inherited a structural deficit from its Liberal predecessors.“The previous government recklessly spent taxpayer dollars and we must continue to work towards finding efficiencies in order to return to balance in a responsible, pragmatic way,” he said.The minister did not, however, address any of the contents of the report, nor did he give any indication of the government’s path to balance.The FAO report comes roughly six months after its previous economic analysis, which was issued just weeks before the provincial election.At that time, the watchdog said the province’s deficit would jump to $11.8 billion in 2018 as a result of higher spending in the budget presented by the then-governing Liberals, as well as weak revenue gains.The Liberals had projected a deficit of $6.7 billion, a figure that was also called into question by Ontario’s auditor general.The Tories have since accepted the auditor general’s accounting but said a commission of inquiry and financial review convened to examine government spending found the province’s deficit will grow to $15 billion this year. They said this fall that various savings measures had brought that number down to $14.5 billion.The FAO said the government’s number includes reserve funds and relies on a more pessimistic assessment of tax revenues.The watchdog also said $1.4 billion in ministry underspending that was factored into the spring budget was excluded from the Tories’ deficit calculations but later counted as part of the savings achieved by the new government. Program spending was reduced by $1.7 billion compared with the spring budget, but the province also cut $2.1 billion in revenues, the FAO said.Opposition legislators accused the government of inflating the deficit to justify sweeping cuts to services, and of not living up to its own calls for transparency.“(Premier) Doug Ford is manufacturing a crisis to justify deep, deep cuts to the things we need and deserve, like health care, repairs to our children’s schools and social services,” said NDP legislator Sandy Shaw.Liberal legislator Mitzi Hunter said the findings raise questions about how grim the province’s finances will be if the government follows through on some of its other campaign promises, which could further drive down revenues.Green party Leader Mike Schreiner said the government must lay out its financial plan for the province.“Magic money and fairy dust, it seems to be the plan,” he said. “That’s what happens when you write your platform on the back of a napkin and you don’t have a fiscally costed plan.”The FAO said its projections do not include any election promises that the government has yet to act on or announce. Ontario’s deficit will rise to $12.3 billion for fiscal 2018-19, half a billion more than he predicted before the spring election, according to a report published Monday by the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO).Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman said policy decisions such as cancelling the cap-and-trade program and reversing several tax increases, combined with a weaker economic forecast, contributed to the change. Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Related news yelo34/123RF Ontario to deliver its second pandemic budget on March 24 Keywords Ontario Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Paola Loriggio Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
RelatedZero Tolerance for Traffic Violations During Christmas Season FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Police Traffic Division is warning motorists that there will be a zero tolerance approach to traffic violations during the Christmas season.According to Superintendent Fred Hibbert of the Police Traffic Division, motorists who violate traffic laws will be punished for their indiscretions.“For this Christmas we will be increasing our visibility on the roads, checking for defected vehicles, increasing our breathalysing test on our major highways, and we will be practicing a zero tolerance approach to moving (traffic) violation. There will be no chance, no warning just action,” he revealed to JIS News.Continuing he stated that “Seventy per cent or more of fatal accidents are caused by moving violations, such as speeding, improper overtaking, running red lights, running stop signs and overtaking without clear view of oncoming vehicles. So in order to address this issue, we have strategies in place to catch these violator”.The Superintendent further explained that “we have been putting on a number of programmes that deal with speed, so we are retraining our members and training new officers on how to use speed radars. We have also been embarking on drunk driving campaigns because persons under the influence of alcohol contribute significantly to accidents”.He further added that the police will be intensifying operations on public passenger vehicles.“We will be intensifying operations on public passenger vehicles to ensure compliance with the relevant Acts. So the loud noise music, over tinted glasses and overloading of busses will be targeted. We will be working with the Transport Authority and other Government and non-government agencies to ensure that we get some of these done immediately. We will also be targeting illegal taxis especially station wagons, because drivers tend to carry passengers in the trunk of these cars,” he noted.Superintendent Hibbert also pointed out that the police will be working tirelessly to reduce gridlocks along road ways.“In some areas the roads are normally blocked up because motorists are impatient. What we are going to do is to ensure that there are as little gridlocks as possible so that people can travel freely. This is also important as it relates to emergency vehicles moving freely to and from their desired locations,” he said.He is however cautioning motorist to use their better judgement when they approach roadways that do not have the requisite signs in place.“There are some areas on the road that are under going road improvements and the requisite signs are not in place but motorist must use their conscience and use the road properly,” Superintendent Hibbert advised. RelatedZero Tolerance for Traffic Violations During Christmas Season RelatedZero Tolerance for Traffic Violations During Christmas Season Zero Tolerance for Traffic Violations During Christmas Season UncategorizedNovember 29, 2008 Advertisements
Study Recommends 10-Year Development Plan for Health Care System Health & WellnessJuly 1, 2014Written by: Douglas McIntosh RelatedContribution to the 2014/2015 Sectoral Debate by the Hon. Fenton Ferguson Advertisements The creation of a 10-year Strategic Development Plan forms part of recommendations outlined in an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-funded technical study conducted on Jamaica’s health care system.The study, which focused on the ‘Reform and Financing of Jamaica’s Health System’, aims to assist the Health Ministry to provide increased access by persons to affordable and quality health care.This was noted by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, during his 2014/15 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 1, under the theme: ‘Developing Systems of Excellence: Providing Quality Accessible Health Care’.Other recommendations in the study, Dr. Ferguson said, include: developing an implementation strategy for primary health care renewal; and implementing demonstration projects to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases.He informed the House that a request for the provision of technical cooperation and funding support for the undertaking has been submitted to the IDB, adding that the Ministry should receive approval soon.Dr. Ferguson reminded parliamentarians that the island’s four Primary Health Care Centres of Excellence are part of the government’s overall plan to strengthen Jamaica’s health systems.These institutions have been established at the Claremont Health Centre, St. Ann; Santa Cruz Health Centre, St. Elizabeth; Darliston Health Centre, Westmoreland; and Isaac Barrant Health Centre, St. Thomas.Meanwhile, Dr. Ferguson informed that $268 million in additional expenditure is earmarked to undertake phase two of the Centres of Excellence programme.This phase, he indicated, will entail additional infrastructure improvements, and acquisition of equipment.Financing is being provided by the National Health Fund (NHF). RelatedImprovements to Health Sector Platform for Rural Development RelatedMOH Concerned About Promotion of Alcohol Use Story HighlightsThe creation of a 10-year Strategic Development Plan forms part of recommendations outlined in an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-funded technical study conducted on Jamaica’s health care system.The study, which focused on the ‘Reform and Financing of Jamaica’s Health System’, aims to assist the Health Ministry to provide increased access by persons to affordable and quality health care.Other recommendations in the study, Dr. Ferguson said, include developing an implementation strategy for primary health care renewal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail
Installation of Floodlights at Sabina Park to be Completed This Month Office of the Prime MinisterJuly 10, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton RelatedGovernment Receives Final Installment of Grant Funding for Sabina Park Lighting Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headly, says that work to install flood lights at Sabina Park is progressing steadily and is on scheduled to be completed by the end of July.She was speaking during a brief ceremony at Jamaica House on Thursday, July 10, where the Indian Government handed over US$1.33 million for the project, representing the second and final installment of a sum of US$2.1 million.The Government of Jamaica signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India in April, to provide the financial support. The first tranche of US$770,000 was released shortly thereafter. The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is providing a grant of US$600,000 to cover the rest of the US$2.7 million project contract.Minister Neita Headley expressed appreciation for the assistance from India. She noted that Sabina Park is the country’s premier venue for cricket and the provision of the lighting will ensure that it can accommodate night matches.“Many persons at this time are interested in the shorter version of the game and we are a working population, which I believe, at this time prefers evening into night games,” she stated.Charge d’Affaires at the Indian High Commission, H.K. Mohan, who handed over the funds, said that the installation of the lights will “lead to the enhancement of sport and enjoyment for the people of Jamaica.”“The Government and people of India will share the joy on the completion of this,” Mr. Mohan said.Installation of the floodlights is expected to boost revenue for the owners and operators of the park, not only for the staging of night matches but for other entertainment events.The improvements will also further position Jamaica as a sports tourism destination. Advertisements RelatedFormer MP Laid To Rest Installation of Floodlights at Sabina Park to be Completed This MonthJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsMinister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headly, says that work to install flood lights at Sabina Park is progressing steadily and is on scheduled to be completed by the end of July.The Indian Government handed over US$1.33 million for the project, representing the second and final installment of a sum of US$2.1 million.Minister Neita Headley noted that Sabina Park is the country’s premier venue for cricket and the provision of the lighting will ensure that it can accommodate night matches. RelatedProject in Milk River Gets Support from JEEP Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley (2nd right), accepts a cheque valued at US1.33 million, for the Sabina Park Lighting project, from Charge de Affairs at the Indian High Commission, H.K. Mohan. The presentation was made during a brief ceremony today (July 10), at Jamaica House. Also in attendance were Chairman, Sabina Park Holdings, Milton Samuda; and Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Onika Miller.
Previous ArticleOrange launches joyn in FranceNext ArticleVodafone may raise Kabel bid to $10B — report HomeDevicesNews Microsoft abandoned Nokia acquisition talks – report Google taps retail with NYC store Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 JUN 2013 Microsoft recently abandoned talks with Nokia about buying the Finnish company’s handset division, according to Wall Street Journal sources.The discussions reportedly took place as recently as this month but failed to develop into anything due to concerns about price and Nokia’s declining position in the market. The discussions are unlikely to be revived, the sources added.Nokia is valued at more than $14 billion on the US stock market and the company’s phone unit contributed nearly half of its $40.15 billion in revenue in 2012.A Nokia spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal: “We have a deep partnership with Microsoft, and it is not uncommon for Nokia and Microsoft to meet on a regular basis.”Microsoft declined to comment.Led by former Microsoft executive Stephen Elop, Nokia committed to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform for its smartphones in a deal announced in February 2011. The agreement also included Microsoft providing billions of dollars to help Nokia’s marketing and engineering efforts.Nokia has released a number of Windows Phone devices under the Lumia brand, with limited success. The company’s first quarter results for 2013 saw smartphone sales fall 32 per cent year-on-year to €1.16 billion. There was a 49 per cent drop in the number of smartphones shipped — 6.1 million units, 5.6 million of which were Lumia devices.However, Nokia accounted for 79 per cent of all Windows Phone devices sold during the first quarter of 2013, according to IDC.Despite Nokia’s support, Windows Phone has struggled to gain traction. It has overtaken BlackBerry to become the third-largest selling mobile OS but has struggled to make progress against iOS and Android.The Microsoft OS had market share of around 3 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, according to research firm IDC, compared to Android’s 75 per cent.Nokia is the only handset vendor to follow a Windows Phone-only smartphone strategy, while other major handset vendors, such as Samsung and HTC, treat Windows Phone as a sideline to Android. HMD Global upgrades value-focused Nokia range Author Devices LumiaMicrosoftNokiaTechnologyWindows Phone Related Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Tim Ferguson Nokia warns of jump in IoT device infections
Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Vodafone Group has found itself in more hot water with the Indian government, this time over ownership issues resulting from its acquisition last summer of Cable & Wireless, according to Economic Times.The operator’s purchase of Cable & Wireless Worldwide meant it took over a 74 per cent stake in Cable & Wireless Networks India, a fixed long-distance and international business.Vodafone informed India’s Foreign Investment Promotions Board (FIPB) about the change in ownership but FIPB has said the change in ownership must be handled through a new application. This approach should apply in sectors such as telecoms where the governments wants to establish the ultimate beneficiary of any deals, it said.The operator has asked for more time to supply the relevant details to the FIPB.Cable & Wireless Networks India, which was set up in 2007, was 74 per cent owned by its parent, the maximum under the country’s foreign ownership rules, although there is currently a proposal to increase this limit to 100 per cent.The country’s Department of Economic Affairs accepted that there was no change in size of shareholding at the C&W unit but pointed to problems that arose from Vodafone’s earlier acquisition of Hutchison Essar.Vodafone is stuck in a long-running dispute with the Indian government over tax payments following the Hutchison Essar deal.That has not been the only point of tension with the government. Earlier this year, Vodafone mounted a legal challenge over the rejection of its application for 2G licence extensions in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. However, it has recently adopted a more conciliatory approach in the standoff over the three licences. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 JUL 2013 Home Vodafone faces scrutiny in India over C&W deal Previous ArticleMAE 2013 Keynote: Franco Bernabe, TI & GSMANext ArticleAT&T’s Leap bid marks next wave of US consolidation – analyst Richard Handford Related Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Cable & WirelessVodafone Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Tags Operators back Qualcomm role in open RAN path Author
Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. While an impressionable young soldier in Vietnam, my First Sergeant once told me, “God gave soldiers, through the genius of John Browning, the Model 19ll pistol and that it carried eight shots because that was enough.” However, he went on to say that the only purpose of a pistol was to defend yourself adequately while you reached your rifle and the only purpose of your rifle was to defend yourself while you called in artillery and/or air strikes. Another pithy comment he made regarding pistols was that if you were involved in a gunfight and needed more than eight shots, you were not in a gunfight, but a war, and were ill-prepared. My good friend, former Secretary of State Bob Brown, has recently issued an op-ed decrying the need for pistol magazines greater than ten rounds. In one sense, my old First Sergeant would agree with him. However, I would offer that the issue is greater than the capacity of a particular gun. This is America and the purpose of our government is to protect and defend the “inalienable rights of man” which can be boiled down to preserving the maximum amount of liberty of each and every individual. Criminalizing inanimate objects and thus creating a criminal by possession of said item is contrary to such an objective. We must outlaw criminal behavior and punish that…not objects. Outlawing large capacity magazines will not eliminate evil nor will it enable a citizenry to confront it. John FullerWhitefish
Oculus adds DLC support for mobile VR appsBeta test opens up a new revenue stream, with Rift DLC support still to comeMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 21st May 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleOculus VROculus has added DLC support for its Mobile platform, opening up an important new revenue stream for mobile VR developers.Support for “multiple dynamic expansion files” was added last week, so developers participating in the beta are now able to release downloadable content for games on the Oculus Mobile platform.”Starting today, you can launch new content for an application that already exists on the Oculus Mobile Store,” the company said in a blog post. “Whether you’re introducing an extra character, a new level in a game, additional images and media files, or new chapters, DLC support will enable larger application sizes and additional revenue from your application after it has been purchased.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Earning revenue is still an issue in the VR market, particularly with mobile games, and the ability to sell additional content gives developers another option in a challenging market. At the Reboot Develop conference, Oculus VR’s Matt Conte highlighted the difference between PC and mobile VR users when it comes to paying for content.”Mobile is a bit more challenging,” he said. “Free-to-play doesn’t really work – or it hasn’t been shown to work just yet – and most people don’t want to pay premium prices.”DLC support for Oculus Rift will arrive in the future, Oculus said, though no firm date was given.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesOculus halts headset sales in GermanyFacebook says it’s a temporary move and will continue supporting existing owners in the countryBy Brendan Sinclair 8 months agoSony reportedly increasing PS5 production to 10m units by 2021Meanwhile, Facebook said to be ramping up manufacturing for Oculus devicesBy James Batchelor 9 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Netflix and Avengers: Endgame directors working on a Magic: The Gathering TV showWizards of the Coast is bringing its 25 year-old IP to the screenMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 4th June 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleWizards of the CoastWizards of the Coast is partnering with Netflix and the directors of Avengers: Endgame on a Magic: The Gathering television series.Magic: The Gathering will be an animated series for Netflix, with Joe and Anthony Russo serving as executive producers. The Russo brothers are best known for their work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including directing Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.”We have been huge fans and players of Magic: The Gathering for as long as it has been around, so being able to help bring these stories to life through animation is a true passion project for us,” Joe and Anthony Russo said in a statement.Netflix has already confirmed many of the key creative roles on the series: Henry Gilroy (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter) will be the lead writers, and Yoriaki Mochizuki (Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, The Lego Movie) will be supervising director.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Magic: The Gathering was created in 1993, and it remains popular even 25 years later. It is principally known as a tabletop game, but Magic: The Gathering Arena brought the IP into the digital space, and is a key part of Wizards of the Coast’s esports push.”More fans are enjoying Magic now than at any time in its 25-year history, thanks to the enduring popularity of the tabletop game and our latest release War of the Spark, as well as the incredible success of our new digital game, Magic: The Gathering Arena,” said Chris Cocks, president of Wizards of the Coast, in a statement. Netflix is emerging as a key platform for adaptations of game properties. It has already produced a series based on Castlevania, and production on the first season of The Witcher TV show has just wrapped.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesWizards of the Coast reveals new studio headed up by BioWare veteransUpdate: Mass Effect writer Drew Karpyshyn joins Archetype, says he lost enthusiasm at BioWare as it became more corporate By Haydn Taylor A year agoExpect “seven or eight” Dungeons & Dragons games in the near futureWizards of the Coast president Chris Cocks reveals that D&D is returning to video games in a big way By Haydn Taylor A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
AUSTRIA BECOMING A REAL HANDBALL FORCE – Martin Hausleitner: We take advantage of chances after EURO 2010 Pingback: Klibba.com » Konrad Wilczynski finished his NT career 1 Comment 1 Comment Austrian girls are back after 12 years! ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Related Items:handball austria, Konrad Wilczynski Spanish youngstar Ignacio Plaza will play at Men’s U20 EURO 2014 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsOne of the symbol of uprising of Austrian national team in the last few years, Konrad Wilczynski has finished his career with the National team. Experienced left wing had 136 appearances for Austria and scored 578 goals.– I fell proud to wear Austrian t-shirt all these years. I think that it’s a good moment to finish my NT career. I had double-function in my club WESTWIEN, but also many young wings waiting for the chance. I will try to support Austrian handball in many other ways, because a good NT is basis for a successful handball in Austria – said Wilczynski, who is also active as a promotor and leader of some youth Camps. photo:credit: ÖHB/SteffenWollmann 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.
Recommended for you VIDEO: Ristovski is hero of RK Vardar Kulesh misses draw in Flensburg ShareTweetShareShareEmail Karacic praises work with Talant Dujshebaev:Talant is the closest coach to me in terms of character. He is a winner, warrior, it is visible on him what he had to pass through life to come where he is now. He is the only coach who can wake up anyone to play against any team (Prolet in Macedonia). You always have to give 100%, to get ready, to analyse opponents. Coming to Kielce was a great decision for me – said Karacic. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsIgor Karacic (31) talks with Zika Bogdanovic in Balkan-Handball.com podcast #stayathome about his impressions about PGE Vive Kielce, the first proffesional station after RK Vardar Skopje, where Croatian playmaker played from 2012 to 2019 and winning two EHF Champions League titles in 2017 and 2019: I am very satisfied. Firstly, I am satisfied with the situation in the club because I heard a lot of different stories before my arrival. PGE Kielce are serious club and everything is at TOP level. We have a lot of space for improvement on the court. This season we won’t be under serious pressure to go until the end, as I understand Talant, who wants to built the squad for the next year which he desired. I am satisfied with result at EHF CL. We could finish on position No.1 or 2, but that is sport – said Karacic and added comment about Spanish coaches who are following his career since 2013 in Skopje. Of course, you have good and bad periods with any of them. Raul Gonzales brought the new system in Skopje, he gave a lot to all of us, open some new horizons and view on the game, he helped all the players in their careers. Parondo made a great job in his first career as a first coach. He showed great human qualities in some difficult moments. He will have always open door in Vardar. 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. Related Items:Igor Karacic, PGE Vive Kielce, RK Vardar EGYPT 2021: Igor Karacic is IN the squad Click to comment
IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – December 8, 2019 0 540 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Previous articlePolice: Alcohol a factor in crash that injured a Cass County manNext articleS.W.A.T. standoff in Elkhart County ends with arrest 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Notre Dame offensive linemen Robert Hainsey (72) and Liam Eichenberg (74) celebrate after defeating Southern California in an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) The University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the Iowa State Cyclones in the Camping Word Bowl. The game is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28. It will air on ABC 57.The University of Notre Dame official news release from www.UND.com:With a third-consecutive 10-win season in the books, the Notre Dame football team will look for win No. 11 in the Camping World Bowl against Iowa State on Saturday, Dec. 28 (Noon ET, ABC).The Fighting Irish are headed to a bowl game for the ninth time in 10 seasons under Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly, with this year’s postseason trip marking the 36th postseason appearance for the program.Notre Dame capped a 10-2 regular season with a 45-24 victory at Stanford on Nov. 30. The Irish finished the season ranked among the top-15 nationally in both scoring offense (37.1 points per game) and scoring defense (18.7 points allowed per game), while registering three wins against teams in the final College Football Playoff rankings (USC, Virginia and Navy).Notre Dame and Iowa State have never met in football. The Cyclones will become the 148th different opponent in school history, with the Irish owning a 122-22-3 (.840) record against first-time opponents. Earlier in 2019, Notre Dame earned victories over debut opponents New Mexico and Bowling Green.Kelly’s team has won 32 of the last 38 games played and the 10-plus wins in each of the last three seasons is a program first since 1991-93. The Irish completed a second-consecutive undefeated season at home and own the third-longest winning streak in Notre Dame Stadium history. The 296-108 point differential at home this season was the largest by a Notre Dame team since 1932.The Notre Dame offense is led by QB Ian Book, who is the first signal caller in school history to eclipse 2,500 passing yards, 500 rushing yards and 30 TD passes in the season. He now ranks fourth in school history with 56 career TD passes. WR Chase Claypool is just the fourth Notre Dame receiver since 1996 to eclipse 400 receiving yards in three-straight seasons, while TEs Cole Kmet and Tommy Tremble had given Notre Dame a pair of tight ends with at least four TD receptions in the same season for the first time in school history.A trio of captains lead the Irish defense in DL Khalid Kareem, S Jalen Elliott and S Alohi Gilman. The defense has been particularly stout early in games, surrendering just 3.09 points per game in the first quarter. Notre Dame has held 24 of its last 25 opponents to 30 points or less. Kareem leads the team with 10 tackles for loss, while adding nine QB hurries, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a TD against Stanford. Gilman owns 66 tackles, trailing only the team’s three starting linebackers, while adding a sack, an interception and two forced fumbles. Elliott has intercepted a pair of passes and broken-up two more.The Camping World Bowl marks the school’s 36th bowl game after the University declined to participate in postseason football from 1925-68. Notre Dame has routinely set bowl game attendance records, including in the visit to the Champs Sports Bowl. The Irish set records at the Sugar Bowl (85,161 in 1973 vs. Alabama), the Champs Sports Bowl (68,305 in 2011 vs. Florida State, tops among games played at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium), the Sun Bowl (54,021 in 2010 vs. Miami), the Hawaii Bowl (43,487 in 2008 vs. Hawaii), the Insight Bowl (45,971 in 2004 vs. Oregon State, tops among games at Chase Field) and the Independence Bowl (50,459 in 1997 vs. LSU). Ticket InformationTickets for the Camping World Bowl may be purchased directly through Notre Dame at UND.com/BuyTickets.Tickets can also be secured through the official Notre Dame Ticket Exchange. Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Notre Dame to face Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28