Over 10500 fans voted for the World Best Mens coach 2013

Here is the explanation of the Voting process for the World’s Best Coach in Men’s Handball 2013. Handball-Planet.com made the Jury consisted of the handball specialized journalists from 11 countries (Germany, Spain, France, Serbia, Ireland, Argentina, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Slovenia and Macedonia) and the last member were fans. All the Jury members gave the three names per position with 3, 2 and 1 point, while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 10,7,5, 3 and 1 point.World Best Coach 2012 in Men’s Handball? ← Previous Story Gislason’s year 2013! Next Story → Hassan Moustafa to open WWCH 2013! Alfred Gislason (43%, 4,588 Votes)Bogdan Wenta (39%, 4,064 Votes)Ulrik Wilbek (10%, 1,053 Votes)Martin Schwalb (4%, 458 Votes)Valero Rivera (4%, 392 Votes)Total Voters: 10,555The number of votes is almost doubled in comparation with the last year.Jury members:Bjorn Pazen (Germany, Handball-Woche) Bence Martha (Hungary, hatosfal.hu, Digisport) Wojciech Osinski (Poland, przegladsportowy.pl) Rici Gjamovski (Macedonia, MKD Sport) Lojze Grcman (Slovenia, SIOL) Tom O Brannagain (Ireland, EHF TV) Patrick Andersen (Denmark, hbold.dk) Jorge Dargel Amigo (Spain, Marca) Gaston Rudich (Argentina, superhandball.ar) Nicolas Chardon – Handnews.fr TEAM (France) Zika Bogdanovic (Serbia, Balkan-Handball.com) read more

Danish giant Rene Toft Hansen stopped by strict IHF rule

DenmarkFrance 2017IHFRene Toft Hansen Danish line-player Rene Toft Hansen couldn’t help his team-mates at the start of the IHF World Championship 2017 in France. Despite his help wasn’t necessary to the squad of Olympic champions against Argentina 33:22, it could be a serious problem for Gudmundur Gudmundsson if he couldn’t count on THW Kiel line-player during Championship. Reason – IHF rule, which now preventing players to use elbow brace with metal parts. Toft Hansen use it last six years with club and national team, but now that won’t be possible so team’s doctor Steen Bo Kalms looking for a quick and solid solution in order to get back player into the team:There is to my knowledge never been incidents where someone is hurt because of an elbow shine, and I have called scientific evidence of damage caused by a padded bandage,” says Steen Bo Kalms, who since 1998 has served as elbow and shoulder specialist and been the national team’s regular doctor since 2006.STRONG DANES: Sorry Argentina, but not surprise this timeKalms also explains why Rene Toft can not use a shine without metal:– An elbow is a hinge joint, and an injury in this type of context requires a hinged brace, else you risk hyperextension. This type of track is allowed around the knee joint, so I am surprised that it is not allowed around the elbow joint. While health staff has tried to find practical solutions, the Danish Handball Federation last month tried to influence IHF’s rules on the subject, says Secretary General, Morten Stig Christensen.“We have done what we could in the scenes to convince the IHF that this brace should be approved and the European Handball Player Association, EHPU, has also been called on to put pressure on,” says Morten Stig Christensen and mentions:For example, we in the process prompted IHF to let it be a medical decision, so it was not judges or delegates without a medical background who carried out the assessment. They succeeded, and then they asked us to submit brace and a medical grounds, which we have done, but unfortunately it has not changed their views on the matter, “said the Danish Secretary-General.FRANCE 2017 – DAY 4: Seven matches in all four groups!Source: DHF.dk ← Previous Story FRANCE 2017 – DAY 4: Seven matches in all four groups! Next Story → VIDEO: Chileans celebrate “epic moment” of handball history read more

VIDEO Sesame Street ask Barack Obama to take down Big Bird ad

first_imgIT WAS ONE of the only missteps by Mitt Romney during last week’s presidential debate against Barack Obama.At one point during the debate Romney said he wanted to cut the government subsidy to PBS, the public service broadcaster in the US – but insisted that he still loved Sesame Street, which is shown on the channel, and its star Big Bird.A lot of people weren’t so sure. Since the debate, there have been parody Twitter accounts, memes, and many bad jokes about how Romney is going after the real enemy by focusing on Big Bird.Now, the Barack Obama campaign has joined in.In this video released today, the campaign promises that Mitt Romney is the man who will “take on our enemies” by putting a stop to Big Bird (“Big. Yellow. A menace to our economy”).However Sesame Street isn’t happy about the ad. In an update posted on its blog this evening, the Sesame Workshop said that it has asked for the ad to be taken down.“Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns,” the update said.“We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down”.Watch it here before it goes:(Video: BarackObamadotcom/YouTube)Read: Obama mocks his own debate fiasco > Read: Internet rallies to defence of Big Bird but Romney insists he loves him >last_img read more

Appeal for help tracing missing 4yearold boy

first_imgUpdated 21:35GARDAÍ TODAY APPEALED for the public’s assistance in finding 4-year-old Jan Rehman who is missing from Stephen Street, Cork since Wednesday, 6 November.The little boy is described as being three foot tall and about two stone in weight with brown hair and brown eyes. He is a Polish national.It is believed that he may be in the company of his Polish mother who is 40-years-old, 5ft 6” in height of slim build, with mousey brown hair.Anyone who has seen the 4-year-old or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-4522000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.First published 17:33.last_img

Paul McGuinness to step down as U2 manager

first_imgAs I approach the musically relevant age of 64 I have resolved to take a less hands-on role as the band embark on the next cycle of their extraordinary career. I have long regarded Guy Oseary as the best manager of his generation, and there is no one else I would have considered to take over the day-to-day running of our business.Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster, has become one of the biggest concert companies in the world. Reports suggest the company is expecting to pay more than $30 million for the two management companies.Read: 10 reasons for U2 to exist > Read: ‘Tough’ Bono insists: ‘I helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland’ > Read: 9 reasons why Bono is the embarrassing dad of Ireland > HE HAS LONG been considered the fifth member of the one of the most successful bands in the world, but U2′s manager Paul McGuinness has decided the time has come to Walk On (sorry).The New York Times reports that McGuinness, who has managed the band since the start of their career more than 30 years ago, is negotiating to sell his company Principle Management to live music behemoth Live Nation and step down as manager.Live Nation is also in negotiations to buy Madonna’s management company at the same time.The move would see Guy Oseary, Madona’s manager, take over the day-to-day management of U2 while McGuinness would step back and become the chairman of Principle Management.In a statement to the New York Times, McGuinness said the time had come for him to step back from U2.“It could be seen as slightly poor etiquette for a manager to consider retiring before his artist has split, quit or died, but U2 have never subscribed to the rock ‘n’ roll code of conduct,” he said.last_img read more

Woman dies after car collides with lorry in Cork

first_imgA WOMAN HAS died after her car hit a lorry in Cork earlier today.The woman was driving on the Clonakilty to Rosscarbery Road and was around a mile outside Rosscarbery when her car collided with a truck at around 10.20am this morning.The 65-year-old was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the lorry was not injured in the crash.The road is currently closed and gardaí are carrying out a forensic examination of the scene. Diversions are in place.An appeal for witnesses has been issued with anyone who may have information asked to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 88 21570, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.last_img

Man to be charged with conspiracy to murder

first_imgA MAN IS due to appear at Cork District Court today, charged with conspiracy to murder.Gardaí in Gurranabraher arrested the man, who is in his late 30s, last week on suspicion of conspiracy to murder after a months-long investigation.At the time of his arrest, there were a number of reports that the suspect was the son of a local, former politican in Cork.Read: Man in late 30s is held in murder conspiracy probelast_img

Worrying rise in racist attacks prompts action from Robinson McGuinness

first_imgPOLITICIANS IN NORTHERN Ireland are asking for feedback from the public, as a new draft racial equality strategy is drawn up.It follows a series of racially-motivated hate crimes recently.Launching the initiative, First Minister Peter Robinson said Northern Ireland had been changed dramatically over the past decade and had been enhanced by the rich diversity of people who had moved there.“Nobody should be judged on the colour of their skin, their political or religious background or race,” Robinson said.Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said he unreservedly condemned the recent hate crimes, and said work was needed to “develop a society where racial equality and diversity is supported, understood and respected”.The issue has been in the news again this week, after a protest was staged outside the home of a Nigerian man who has been living in Belfast for the last four years.Michael Abiona received a council home last week. On Wednesday, he arrived back to his house and saw four women and a man aged in their 50s sitting outside in the street with signs saying ‘local homes for local people’.Earlier this month thousands of people took part in an anti-racism demonstration in Belfast, following what organisers said was a “worrying rise” in racist attacks.The march was organised in the wake of both First Minister Peter Robinson and a pastor apologising for remarks made against Muslims.Robinson landed himself in hot water by saying he would not trust Muslims for spiritual guidance but would trust them to “go down to the shops for me”.He later claimed that his comments had been misinterpreted.The public consultation on the strategy runs until October.Read: Peter Robinson apologises for comments about MuslimsRelated: Thousands march in Belfast against “worrying rise in racist attacks”>last_img read more

eBay launches service to help with group gifts

first_imgIt’s November which means that stores feel obligated to go ahead and put up their holiday decorations to remind you that December is quickly approaching. It’s also a reminder to get your gift list completed which may include a large gift which has to be split up between family members or friends. The chore of splitting up the cost of a gift usually means one person has to come up with the full amount of the gift and soon after takes on the role of a debt collector to get repayment. eBay has launched a new service which will make group gifts a bit easier without the hassle of someone becoming a debt collector.eBay Group Gifts works through five easy steps. First, you input who the gift is for, what’s the occasion and a deadline by which contributions toward the gift should be received. Next, you choose a Buy-It Now (non-auction) gift from eBay. You then send invites to friends and family through Facebook and email to solicit donations toward the gift. Funds can be received from those wishing to contribute through PayPal or by using a debit/credit card. Those contributing can even include a personalized note. Once you have enough to buy the gift you can purchase it with the collected funds and have it shipped directly to the recipient.An important thing to note is that you must have a PayPal account in order to setup a group gift. Also, if you don’t receive enough funds to purchase the gift you had previously selected you are giving an opportunity to replace it with a similar gift or refund all the money received from contributors.Read more at eBay Group Gifts.Brian’s OpinionConsidering the number of websites available to consumers to purchase gifts this year for the holidays it makes it increasingly harder for an online commerce site to standout. Also, a unique problem that eBay has is that it is primarily thought of as an auction website though it has a number of items for immediate purchase. eBay Group Gifts helps eBay in both areas.The service removes the hassle of partnering up to buy someone a gift for the holidays. It also allows eBay to show consumers, who may not have shopped the site during the previous holiday season, what it has to offer in non-auction items. A nice bonus is that if the person wanting to setup a group gift doesn’t have a PayPal account it gives them a reason to set one up for the first time.I would imagine that we will probably see some similar group gift services offered by other major retailers like Amazon if this concept takes off for eBay. I can tell you the next time I have to coordinate a group gift this is the way I am going to do it. I already have enough experience collecting debts for group gifts that I could probably work for a credit card company.last_img read more

Microsoft to launch ownbrand Windows 8 tablet

first_imgAt the moment, the tablet market consists of Apple’s iPad 2 and everyone else. Apple runs iOS and everyone else runs Android, alongside the odd occurrence of Windows. There is no stronger brand out there in the tablet market than Apple and iOS, though.Microsoft has realized this and is now apparently considering launching a tablet that carries its own name. So instead on a collaboration with someone like HP or Asus that sees a tablet running Windows but sporting the partner’s name on the device, this would be a purely Microsoft hardware and software product just like iPad 2 is for Apple.AdChoices广告The rumor this is going to happen has come from “the upstream supply chain,” meaning those who work in the hardware industry and see the deals being done for future product manufacturing runs. Apparently, Microsoft is set to team up with Texas Instruments primarily to make this happen. The final product will be a tablet running Windows 8 and released in 2012.Such a move would see Microsoft basically copy Apple’s hardware, software, and revenue model pretty closely. The Microsoft tablet hardware would run Microsoft software and apps would be bought through the new Windows Store that is shipping with the new OS. Microsoft even has its own stores to act as huns for showing off the device, just like Apple.The project is meant to be low profile and by no means set in stone at the moment. However, the fact that Microsoft is considering this route shows just how successful Apple’s model has been.Read more at DigiTimesMatthew’s OpinionImitation is the best form of flattery, and in this case, it is the right thing for Microsoft to do in my opinion. Apple has shown the lock-in of producing your own hardware, system software, and a controlled app ecosystem works well enough to put billions in the bank.The fact Microsoft isn’t the first to do this means there is no chance of some form of anti-trust lawsuit to rear its head again. Competitors are doing this so Microsoft has every right to follow them.The big losers in all of this will be Microsoft’s Windows partners. How can a HP or Acer compete in the Windows 8 tablet market when Microsoft is producing its own? Imagine Apple allowing other manufacturers to use iOS on their tablets. It just wouldn’t work. But then we are assuming Microsoft can produce a tablet to the same standard as Apple, which may not happen.last_img read more

Timelapse captures wildfire in North Carolinas Outer Banks

first_imgTime-lapse videos can brilliantly capture scenic landscapes, urban environments, and sometimes forces of nature that man cannot tame. Photographer Daniel Lowe grabbed shots of the Stumpy Point wildfire, a fire that has been raging since May 4 when lightning struck the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.As of two days ago, the Charlotte Observer reported that the fire had spread to almost 45,000 acres of the wildlife refuge creating fog so thick that cars need to use headlights at noon. Lowe, of Daniel Dragon Films, caught the glow of the fire on video, although the shots were from a reasonably safe distance away.Most of the shots in the video have “wisps of smoke” from the fire, which adds to some interesting texture. There are a few shots of the night sky behind a light house (pictured above) which are quite impressive. The light of the lighthouse is continuous and the shots move so quickly together that you can’t see the normal revolution of the light. Lowe also captures fantastic shots of the Milky Way Galaxy. One shot that we haven’t seen in any of the time-lapses we’ve covered recently is a neat shot taken from Lowe’s car as he’s driving. The viewer feels like he or she is driving down the road his or herself.The film was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 7D. He used a Canon 24mm f/1.4 lens, and a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens, as well as Tiffen UV filters. To get the panning shots, Lowe used a MX2 controller from Dynamic Perception, and a Stage Zero 6-foot motion control dolly.Lowe said in one of the comments that he wanted to make every shot a “wow” shot. We’d have to say that he accomplished his goal.via Daniel Dragon Films.last_img read more

22 more fake Apple Stores found in China so far

first_imgLast month we had the surprise discovery that in China there are fake Apple Stores that look just like the real thing and employ staff who believe they work for Apple. In total 5 such stores were identified in the city of Kunming, and 2 of those were shut down shortly after news of their existence spread across the internet. They weren’t shut down for being unauthorized though, it was a simple case of the owners not having business licenses.5 fake stores serving a small percentage of the billion-strong population of China isn’t too much for Apple to be concerned about, and they were selling official goods so the profits would still be coming in for Apple. But 5 wasn’t the real total number of unauthorized stores as 22 more have now been discovered in the same city.Following news that such stores existed, Apple China’s Shanghai office started complaining about violations of trademarks and unfair competition to the local Kunming authorities. The main complaint came down to using official Apple logos in these stores without permission, a practice that clearly makes them look like official outlets.An investigation was launched on August 2nd, and a further 22 stores were found to be selling either official or counterfeit Apple products under the guise of being an official store.The fact it took an investigation to locate these stores doesn’t bode well for them reappearing elsewhere soon after being closed down. Clearly they can operate mostly unnoticed until someone important complains. This discovery also begs the question: if Kumming had 27 fake stores, how many more are hiding in other major cities around China?Read more at Reuters and MacWorldlast_img read more

3D printed record sort of plays Still Alive

first_imgWe all know the wonderful thing that can be done — and will be able to be done — with 3D printers. You can make yourself a great coat hanger, a killer companion cube, or even the parts for another 3D printer. That said, today there are still limitations on what one can do with extruded plastic. One brilliant project that immediately grabbed my attention was an attempt to print a record that works with the Fisher Price toy record player. If you’ve never seen one of these, it’s a children’s wind-up toy that plays music off plastic discs. The clever part is that the records have these tabs in the tracks that push the “needle” and make sounds. It’s not entirely different then how a real record player works, but obviously it’s greatly simplified and there are limited number of tones can be made. The end result is something like the cross between a player piano and a sanza… but for kids. In the video above you can see a Fisher Price record player in action, except that it’s playing custom-pressed (well, printed) record. And the music? It’s Jonathan Coulton’s “Still Alive”, of Portal fame. Don’t feel bad if you can’t pick out the track — the record player doesn’t exactly pull it off, but after the arm is pressed down you can hear it more clearly. The record was designed in Processing, although attempts were also made in Blender, Autodesk 123D, and Solidworks design programs. The designer has a full explanation of just how difficult this all was on Shapeways, where he is selling copies for $41.87. In his post Christopher Lynas doesn’t admit defeat, though it’s clear that the Fisher Price player has its problems and he is clearly working with some outdated hardware. For example it needs a quarter (or maybe a stack of quarters) on top of the needle and the player can only handle 16 different notes. Also the timing seems a bit off, which could either be an issue with the player or the record design. Either way, it’s a valiant effort and one of the cooler 3D printed things I’ve seen lately. Shapeways, via notcotFor further reading, ExtremeTech has a full explainer on 3D printers.last_img read more

Symantec declares pcAnywhere safe offers free upgrade to say sorry

first_imgJust days ago, Symantec revealed that the code stolen from its servers in an embarrassing breach included the source for pcAnywhere. They took to Twitter and the web to tell users that they should disable the software immediately. Now, however, Symantec is issuing the all-clear. Sort of.Symantec now says that you’re totally safe. That is as long as you’re running pcAnywhere 12.5 and have installed the patch that was released on January 26th of this year, or version 12.0 or 12.1 with a patch that was offered up the following day.To help allay customers’ fears, Symantec has taken the additional step of offering a free upgrade to pcAnywhere 12.5 to all licensed users of the software. As long as you’ve got a legitimate pcAnywhere CD-key lying around somewhere, you’re eligible for the upgrade — and if you’re concerned about security, you should contact Symantec for your freebie immediately.Either that, or make the switch to a more up-to-date application. It’s been ages since pcAnywhere was top dog and apps like Teamviewer, GoToMyPC, and Mikogo are now eating Symantec’s remote control lunch.Getting back to the code theft itself, the hacker (who goes by the name of YamaTough) has already released the slightly moldy code for Norton Utilities he snatched, and he’s threatened to post Symantec Antivirus Coroporate code, too. Symantec had said before that the outdated AV code leak posed no risk its customers because the engine its current versions use bear little resemblance.Wouldn’t it be interesting if YamaTough turned out to be another former security coder gone rogue?More at Reuterslast_img read more

OKI develops motion sensor precise enough to detect breathing

first_imgMotion sensors have been in development and use for many decades now. Home alarm system rely upon them to detect general movement, Microsoft uses an advanced sensor for detecting body movements through Kinect, and there’s currently research being carried out to detect the movement of individual fingers. If you want to be more precise than that, there’s always the option to use lots of sensors, too.Telecommunications company OKI is going one better than that though, and has created a new sensor that is so sensitive it can tell if a person is breathing or not. It can do this without being exposed, meaning you can place multiple objects in between the sensor and the subject without it causing any degradation in accuracy.The reason it can achieve this is because it relies on microwaves in the 10.5GHz and 24GHz frequency bands. It “sees” objects by using radio waves and the Doppler effect to detect movement very precisely and to the point where the breathing movements of a person’s chest are picked up.OKI couldn’t just use a microwave sensor, though. As they are so sensitive they pick up all movement in an area including the heat coming off a radiator and the air movement of an air conditioning system. The sensor therefore had to be combined with a system whereby human movement could be picked out from a busy scene. This was achieved with the help of the Chuo University Statistical Data Analysis Group, who implemented a data model that allowed the sensor to pick out human movement alone.The end result is a complete system that can track the movement of an individual regardless of how active or inactive they are. If they stop breathing, this sensor will know. If there’s any change in the regular movements of a person, this sensor will detect them.Such precision makes the new sensor a good fit as an un-intrusive patient monitoring system either in a hospital or home setting. If it’s 100% reliable it could replace the need for a cable or two being attached to a patient therefore making them more comfortable and avoiding the panic if they accidentally knock them off.There’s sure to be many other uses for such a precise sensor, especially if it can be combined with different data models for specific types of monitoring.Although there’s no clear plans for when this sensor will make it into an actual product, OKI says it is targeting smart homes and smart communities as potential markets.Read more at OKIlast_img read more

Original Alien Engineers Prometheus movie script posted online

first_imgRidley Scott couldn’t seem to make up his mind whether Prometheus was a prequel to Alien or not, and now it’s easy to see why as the original script has been posted online. Initially, the movie was intended to be a prequel, but over time the script got edited and rewritten so much that it moved away from that original goal. Prometheus was meant to answer questions, not raise new ones, but now fans can finally take a look at what the movie would have been like without Damon Lindelof changing it.The first script was written by Jon Spaihts and was named Alien: Engineers. The title isn’t as good, but his version of the story contained much bigger nods to the Alien series including use of facehugger and chestbursting aliens. Some scenes were also much more terrifying than the final cut. For example, the infamous Med-Pod scene with Elizabeth Shaw, who was called Watts in the original script, is much longer and focuses on Shaw being stuck inside the Pod.Lindelof, who wrote the Lost series and the 2009 Star Trek movie, kept in many of the scenes originally written by Spaihts, but the nods to Alien weren’t as obvious. Spaihts has confirmed via Twitter that the script is genuine and he told fan site Prometheus-Movie.com that it took around five “steps” to complete. The script that leaked is one of the last ones he did. He also explained the original script’s underwater dig site and space station visits had to be cut because they would have exceeded the budget.What do you think of the original script? Is it a better Alien movie?Read the script here (PDF) via whatculturelast_img read more

10Gbps USB 31 spec finalized compatible gadgets expected next year

first_imgBack in June we reported that the USB Implementers Forum and Intel were working on the spec for USB 3.5. That would see data transfer speeds increased to 10Gbps compared to the 5Gbps USB 3.0 currently offers. Less than two months on and the revised spec has been finalized, albeit with the name USB 3.1 rather than 3.5.USB 3.1 (also known as Superspeed+) will remain backwards compatible with existing USB equipment, however, you are going to have to invest in new equipment to take advantage of those 10Gbps transfer speeds. Devices offering support should appear next year once the developer days in August, October, and December have been completed. Taiwan’s ASMedia is expected to be the first company to offer a USB 3.1 host controller early next year.USB 3.1 is being viewed as a stop gap solution on the way to USB 4.0, but one that was required to try and keep pace with Thunderbolt, which offers both 10Gbps and 20Gbps data transfer speeds. USB does hold the advantage though, with so much more support on the market for the standard.For now, know that USB 3.1 kit will be arriving next year and we should learn more about the new standard once the developer days kick off later this month on August 21. Also don’t forget that the USB 3.0 spec is being improved to allow up to 100 watts of power output to be handled, meaning you may be able to ditch a few power leads in the near future.last_img read more

Rockstar says dont install the GTA V play disc on Xbox 360

first_imgOne of the advantages the PS3 has that the Xbox 360 could never match was the storage offered by including a Blu-ray drive. In a number of cases that has meant a game shipping on a single Blu-ray disc for PS3 has required multiple DVDs on Xbox 360. And one of those games is about to be released in the form of GTA V.Rockstar has already confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of GTA V is shipping on two discs and has a mandatory 8GB install. However, what we didn’t know until today was that you definitely shouldn’t install both discs to your hard drive.Rockstar has stated via its official Twitter account that the second, so-called “play” disc should not be installed. If it is, then you won’t be playing the game under optimal performance conditions. What they mean by “optical performance” is unclear at this time as you’d always expect hard drive access to be quicker than disc access. But Rockstar has promised to explain more via its support site once the game has launched.It seems likely that the game is setup to check for the play disk and that by installing its content you will just extend that process further. It may therefore lead to longer load times, perhaps.So Xbox 360 owners consider yourself warned. When you pick up the game at midnight tonight or it arrives in the post tomorrow, only install the first disc before playing.last_img read more

Clinton confident new FBI probe will find she did nothing wrong

first_img Oct 29th 2016, 7:20 AM Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 7:20 AM HILLARY CLINTON EMBARKS this weekend on the frenetic final 10 days of her White House campaign, determined to shake off renewed controversy over the FBI probe into her private emails.The 69-year-old Democratic candidate – vying to become America’s first female president – is still the frontrunner to win the 8 November election over her Republican rival Donald Trump.Clinton has a clear lead in the polls, and voting has already begun in 34 of 50 states to choose a successor to President Barack Obama, who will hit the campaign trail again next week in defense of his onetime secretary of state.But her momentum was threatened yesterday by a renewed eruption in a scandal that has long dogged her in the race: investigations into her use of a private email server while at the State Department.SecretsTrump gleefully seized on news that FBI agents are investigating a newly discovered group of mails sent to Clinton’s private address, to see if they exposed any US secrets.The probe had been thought finished in July, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation had recommended that no charges be filed against Clinton, though it found her to have been “extremely careless” in her use of a private server.But FBI Director James Comey’s letter to US lawmakers announcing that inquiries had been renewed shocked the campaign and rocked world markets.Clinton cried foul, demanding that Comey reveal more information about the probe, and declared herself “confident” that voters, and the FBI, would conclude that she had done nothing wrong.“The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately,” she said. “We don’t know the facts, which is why we are calling on the FBI to release all the information that it has.”Her defiant words came after Trump – himself dogged by scandal over his alleged sexual misconduct – made hay, declaring Clinton unfit for office as a jubilant crowd of supporters in New Hampshire chanted: “Lock her up!”Concern that the renewed probe would damage Clinton’s formerly impressive momentum spooked the markets, with US stocks, the dollar and oil prices tumbling lower on the prospect of a close vote.‘Appear to be pertinent’ Comey dropped his bombshell in a letter to lawmakers, revealing that “in connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”The FBI will thus take “appropriate investigative steps” to decide whether the new batch contains classified information “as well as to assess their importance to the investigation,” he wrote.Clinton’s campaign was outraged and implied that Comey’s intervention could be politically-tinged because, in Clinton’s words, the letter was only sent to “Republican members of the House.”“We have not been contacted by anyone,” she complained.Clinton noted that Comey had said he himself does not know whether the emails are significant or not.“I’m confident, whatever they are, they will not change the conclusion reached in July,” she added.According to the New York Times, the newly discovered mails emerged after agents seized electronic devices used by Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, and her husband, Anthony Weiner.Weiner, a Democratic former congressman who resigned in 2011 after he was exposed for sending explicit online messages, is under investigation over allegations he sent sexual messages to a 15-year-old girl.According to NBC News, the newly discovered emails were sent by Abedin to Clinton from a laptop used by Weiner, who also saw a bid to become mayor of New York founder over similar claims in 2013.‘Criminal scheme’ Officials in Obama’s administration said they had only learned of Comey’s letter in news reports.“I don’t think anything has surfaced to change the president’s opinions and views,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.Meanwhile, Trump, trailing in polls both nationally and in the swing states he must win to secure the White House, seized triumphantly on the news.“We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office,” the 70-year-old billionaire told cheering crowds at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.“I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made,” he added.The news took the shine off what should have been a good day for Clinton, with the Obama administration announcing stronger than expected economic growth numbers.Today Clinton is due to campaign in Miami in the most important potential swing state in terms of electoral votes, Florida.Trump is due to make stops in Colorado and Arizona before heading to Nevada for a Sunday rally in Las Vegas.Next week, both candidates will continue to barnstorm battleground states.Trump’s campaign was rocked this month by the release of 2005 footage showing him bragging about his groping women, followed by a string of accusations of sexual misconduct — which he denies.As he faltered, Trump piled on the defiant rhetoric, claiming the allegations were part of a plot to rig the election, and threatening not to recognize the outcome if he loses.- © AFP 2016.Read: Latest Clinton email investigation linked to disgraced sexting Democrat Anthony Weiner> Clinton ‘confident’ new FBI probe will find she did nothing wrong The bureau’s investigation had been thought finished in July but agents are looking at a newly discovered a group of emails. 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I would love to meet the child that she could have been

first_img Nov 26th 2016, 12:07 PM Johanne Powell Source: RTÉA WEXFORD MOTHER of a profoundly disabled woman has described her frustration at her life of care dedicated to her daughter.Johanne Powell gave birth to her daughter Siobhan in 1984. Siobhan has the rare genetic disorder Ring Chomosome 8, and has been seriously disabled all her life. She cannot walk or speak, and requires constant round-the-clock care, which is performed by Johanne and her husband Alan.In a brutally honest interview with the Irish Times, Johanne had previously described how she is “bored” with the job of caring for Siobhan, and how she doesn’t “want to do it anymore”.Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ’s Late Late Show last night, Johanne said that the feelings she has about being a full-time carer are ones commonly felt by people in the same position but which “people are afraid to say out in public”.“The things I’m saying now, how I’m bold, I’m depressed, I want more, a life for myself – people are afraid of being judged,” she said. Share1609 Tweet Email By Cianan Brennan “I would love to meet the child that she could have been” – mother of disabled daughter speaks out Johanne Powell’s 32-year-old daughter has been seriously disabled her entire life. Read: Irish Rail to refund clamping fees as ‘gesture of goodwill’Read: ‘A greater sense of political power’: the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump’s win 28 Comments “Unrealistic notions”Powell spoke of the “unrealistic notions” a woman has while pregnant as to what kind of child she will have.“You think they’re going to be Olympic swimmers with university degrees and everything you can have and you know, I got a daughter that can’t do anything,” she said.I will never have grandchildren ever, I come from a big family, I’d love to have more children, but we couldn’t have more, it just didn’t happen. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 12:07 PM http://jrnl.ie/3103944 Short URL 24,095 Views I would love to have plenty of grandchildren to spoil and do things for, and at the same time you grieve also for the child that you thought you were going to have.The Powells, from Fethard-on-Sea, Co Wexford (though Johanne was born in Norway) have been looking to move Siobhan to a long-term residential placement in their locality, though thus far without success. The waiting list for such placements in Wexford extends back to 2007.“It’s not that you want away, because you don’t,” she said.You love her, but at the same time there’s a child there that you thought you were going to have and that you never met. I would love to meet the child that Siobhan could have been if she didn’t have the chromosome disorder.“I do think about that child, yes I do,” she added. I can understand that. I’m not talking for everybody, everybody doesn’t feel like I do, this is how I feel, but it’s also how a lot of us carers talk when we meet up.last_img read more