LNH (Round 16): Creteil rule out Saint Raphael from the Championship race!

first_img9.Aix16538433:46313 12.Toulouse16439466:46311 EHF Cup: THW Kiel, Fuchse Berlin, Saint Raphael and FC Porto at 1/4 finals 20:00Toulouse26 – 30Nimes 20:00Selestat21 – 27Montpellier 20:00St. Raphael25 – 29Creteil 6.Nantes16826448:42618 STANDINGS: 1.Montpellier161321486:41928 2.Paris SG161303531:40926 3.St. Raphael16925493:48420 20:00Dunkerque31 – 23Aix 8.Cesson Rennes16637403:42115 7.Tremblay16727435:44616 LNH 18/19: Rampant PSG beat local rival Ivry Related Items:creteil handball, LNH, Saint raphael handballcenter_img CHAMPIONS TROPHY: “Partybreakers” from Saint Raphael to play against Montpellier for the trophy! 4.Chambery Savoie16916429:43119 11.Nimes16538463:47113 20:45Paris SG35 – 23Chambery Savoie 13.Selestat164012422:4878 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsAfter 16 rounds of the French League it is clear that championship race will be decided between two teams – PSG Handball and HC Montpellier. The reigning champions Dunkerque have already lost all the chances to repeat fantastic success from the last season, but Saint Raphael also lost the pace after home defeat against Creteil 25:29.RESULTS: 20:00Istres29 – 32Nantes ShareTweetShareShareEmail 10.Creteil16538443:46013 5.Dunkerque16907414:41118 Recommended for you 14.Istres162212420:4956 Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

After Sunday’s attack, Prairie Village Christian, Jewish congregations plan joint service

first_imgRev. Aaron Roberts of Colonial Church.For several months now, Rabbi Paul Silbersher’s Temple Sinai congregation has been meeting each Friday in the chapel of Colonial Church in Prairie Village. And with their close proximity, Silbersher and Colonial Rev. Aaron Roberts have frequent discussions about religion and interfaith relations.“Just a couple of weeks ago we were talking about how it really seems like society has moved into a new era with Jewish-Christian relationships, like a lot of those really long-held prejudices have disappeared in this generation,” Roberts said. “And then Sunday hit. It kind of changed everything we were thinking in a way.”Indeed, the shootings in Overland Park and Leawood that took the lives of three Christians while targeting Jewish facilities underscored the fact that, for some, the religious tensions of a past era are still very much alive for a troubled sector of society.As a sign of solidarity against what Roberts characterizes as “an evil we face together,” Colonial and Temple Sinai will hold a joint service this Friday. The joint service will take place as part of Temple Sinai’s Passover Sabbath.“Rabbi Paul and I are looking for practical ways for Jews and Christians to stand together in response,” Roberts said. ”The service will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Colonial Church sanctuary.“We have such a close relationship, it seemed natural that we would do something together,” Silbersher said. “We wanted to find something we could do to stand together. It happens to be Passover and Good Friday at the same time. What a powerful time to stand against evil.”last_img read more

Shawver deals 12 Ks as Amherst tops Avon Lake 5-0

first_img Related TopicsAmherst BaseballAmherst CometsAvon Lake BaseballAvon Lake ShoremenEvan Shawver AMHERST, OHIO– In a game with huge Southwestern Conference implications, the Amherst Comets toppled the Avon Lake Shoremen 5-0 thanks to some stellar situational hitting and another standout performance from their ace.Evan Shawver did what Evan Shawver does best on Monday evening, striking out 12 of the 24 Shoremen batters he faced in six innings. He gave up just four hits and walked one. The last 33 innings that Shawver has thrown have been scoreless.Oh, and for the season, he’s amassed 88 strikeouts in 41 innings. In 2017 Shawver set the single-season strikeout record with 92. With two starts remaining, it’s a number he should blow out of the water.“I just came out here with the same mindset I do every time, just try to throw strikes and let my defense work,” Shawver said postgame.Shawver did have to pitch himself out of traffic early in both the first and second innings. Jason Gregovits recorded a one-out single and Jacob Krukowski drew a walk in the next at-bat. Shawver responded by striking out Michael Sacco and getting Connor Koncelik to fly-out to center to get out of the inning.In the second frame, Aidan Jantz recorded another one-out single for Avon Lake while Aidan Flinn got on base because of an error at second. Kai Kuwalu laid down a sacrifice bunt to record the second out, and Shawver capitalized by striking out Jacob Caraballo for the third.“Anytime he steps on the mound you kind of expect him to pitch well and that’s what he did today,” Amherst head coach Matt Rositano said. “I thought their hitters had a great approach against him. They fouled a lot of pitches off, they ran his pitch count up and that’s something a lot of teams haven’t done this year.“And he has the stuff where even if he gets himself into trouble he can pitch himself right out of it, and that’s what he did today.”Shawver used his off-speed pitches (particularly his curveball, which can be described in one word: filthy) to get himself out of that early trouble. Combine that with his fastball that tops out in the mid-90s, and you have a lethal combination for even a good hitting team.“We told the kids if he’s breaking off curveballs for strikes you tip your hat to him,” Avon Lake head coach Kevin Marlow said. “Especially early in the game we had them sitting on the fastball. Actually, we had some good at bats all day against him, but he was throwing that off-speed pitch for strikes. Tip your hat to him.”Offensively, the Comets got on the board early in the first inning, as Ryan Glowacki plated Jake Hart with a sacrifice fly, and Shawver recorded an RBI single to bring home Jacob Lezon.Getting the early 2-0 lead is something that helped the Comets put pressure on Avon Lake’s bats, knowing what they were up against on the mound.“If we’re able to score first whether it’s one, two, three, whatever, that puts a lot of pressure on other teams,” Rositano said, “because they know it’s really hard to score against our pitching staff and virtually impossible to score against Evan.”The Comets would not score again until they put up three runs in the sixth inning. Lezon got on base because of a dropped catch in right field. Two at-bats later, Shawver brought him home with an RBI double. Gabe Solak made it all the way to second on another outfield error as Shawver advanced to third. Hunter Cassidy plated both of them with an RBI double to give the Comets the 5-0 win.As well as leading them on the mound, Shawver led the Comets offensively going 2-for-3 from the plate with two RBI. Cassidy was 1-for-3 with two RBI as well, while Glowacki was 1-for-1 with two sacrifice flies and an RBI.For the Shoremen, Aidan Jantz was 2-for-3 from the plate. Ryan Shinko picked up his second loss of the year. He recorded five strikeouts and gave up just two earned runs on four hits through six innings. The Shoremen drop to 11-6 overall and 10-4 in the SWC.With the win, Shawver improves to 6-0, and the Comets improve to 17-4 overall and 13-2 in the SWC. The Comets close out SWC play with three more games this week. They’ll travel to Westlake on Tuesday, to North Olmsted on Wednesday and will take on Avon at home on Thursday.They’re currently in first place in the SWC, and if they can pick up two wins, they’ll take the conference crown outright.“That’s one thing we’ve been talking about since the beginning of the year,” Rositano said. “They want to repeat as SWC champs, something we haven’t done since I don’t even know. It’s been awhile. And I think it’s been even longer since we won an outright conference championship that hasn’t been shared.“That’s their first goal and they’re pretty focused on achieving that.” Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42center_img Ashley Bastocklast_img read more

Indoor Children’s Play Areas in Epcot

first_imgShare This!As much as I love walking around the parks, sometimes you just need an air conditioned retreat. With kids in tow, it can be even more imperative to escape indoors. And though it’s typically not considered the most kid friendly of the Walt Disney World parks, Epcot has plenty of great indoor play areas for kids of all ages to let loose. If you’re looking for a reprieve from that Florida heat, humidity, sun, or even an afternoon rain shower, here are some great locations in Epcot for kids to burn off some excess energy.ImageWorks – home of the Figment-centric interactive gamesStepping on the squares triggers a symphony of soundsUse these stations to compose your own FigmentImagination Pavilion – ImageWorks: The exit of Journey Into Imagination with Figment houses an interactive area known as ImageWorks. Three different sections greet you as you exit the ride.Figment’s Melody Maker: Found immediately on the right as you exit the ride, this area directs you to move your arms around in front of a screen to conduct music.Compose Your Own Figment: Using the computers here, you can customize your own version of Figment by selecting different features (wings, color, etc.) and e-mail it to yourself.Stepping Tones: Kids can run around this carpeted area and jump onto squares on the ground that trigger musical instruments to sound.Mission Space – Advanced Training Lab: Not only are there interactive games in the exit for Mission Space, but there is also a big playground area for kids to climb and explore.Mission Space Race: Two teams, Astronauts and Ground Control, compete to see who can send their rocket from Mars to Earth before the other team.Space Base: You know those McDonald’s with the PlayPlace playground? Well this is similar, except with a space theme.Expedition Mars: In this timed challenge, you’ll explore the surface of Mars.Children’s playground at the exit of Mission SpaceCompete against another team to get your rocket back to Earth firstComplete a timed expedition on Mars and rescue your fellow astronautsSpaceship Earth – Project Tomorrow: Spaceship Earth’s exit has tons of video game style exhibits meant to showcase the newest technologies and technology of the future. While some of the educational aspects may be beyond some children, the games are meant to be fun for all ages.Super Driver: Through this simulated driving experience you’ll learn about new and improving technologies in the area of accident avoidance.Power City: While standing on a projected image of a city, you shuffle power and energy around to understand more about managing power responsibly with a growing population and higher demand.Body Builder: Here you can construct a human body while learning about the future of remote medical treatment.Innervision: This exhibit focuses on the future of medical diagnostics using non-invasive imaging procedures. Test Track: Test Track’s exit draws in kids and adults alike. Even though we are childless, my husband and I love to stop here to race our concept cars or design new ones. There are two interactive areas in addition to a display area with Chevrolet cars.Chevrolet Design Studio: The extra design screens here aren’t timed like the ones before the ride, so if your kid (or you) loves designing the cars, this is the perfect spot. Without a time limit, I just recommend that you are considerate to those who may be waiting behind you.Give It A Spin: Big tables with steering wheels attached display a virtual racetrack, so you can race other guests with the cars you just designed.Design your own concept carRace others using the concept cars you just designedThe Seas – Sea Base: There is an amazing assortment of fun and educational things for kids to do after exiting the Seas with Nemo and Friends. Kids can watch the sea life in the aquarium, which includes dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, rays, manatees, and various species of fish. And they’ll also love to put their head in the mouth of the shark Bruce from Finding Nemo in the play area known as Bruce’s Sub House, so have your camera ready. Cast Members are stationed at tables throughout the area with educational information and items like a shark’s jaw or starfish skeleton. During certain times of day, you can even watch fish feeding or dolphin training.Bruce’s Sub House in Sea BaseBruce the sharkEven the smaller aquariums are fun to check out at Sea BaseNote that for any of these, you don’t need to ride the attraction in order to experience the play area. You can actually walk in through the exit to get to them instead. For some of the more intense attractions, like Mission Space or Test Track, walking through the exit to wait with kids while the other members of the party ride might be your best bet.Do you usually stop any of these when you visit or are you more focused on the attractions? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with these areas in the comments below! Innervision in Project TomorrowBody Builder in Project TomorrowPower City in Project Tomorrowlast_img read more

Africa’s resources key to unlocking its wealth

first_imgAndre Groenewald from the Department of International Relations said if Africa takes advantage of its vast natural resources, the continent can reach $13-trillion by 2050. (Image: Ndaba Dlamini)• Sandisiwe GugushePublic RelationsBrand South Africa +27 11 712 [email protected] DlaminiAfrica, it seems, is on the rise. The size of the economies of most countries on the continent is growing and economists are predicting that by 2050, Africa’s economy will reach $13-trillion.African countries have to take advantage of these positive developments and communicate the enormous potential that lies within the continent to the world, said Andre Groenewald, director of diplomatic training at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.Groenewald was speaking at a seminar organised by Brand South Africa and the Department of Trade and Industry at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research on Thursday, 27 March. The seminar, attended by African diplomats based in South Africa, focused on, among other issues, Africa’s competitiveness and how strong nation brands contribute to improving the continent’s image.Groenewald said considering the size of the continent “there is room for growth and room for markets in Africa”.He said, “We are the only continent remaining with resources. There was a study done in the UK at the London University where they found out that for an economy to grow to an average of $13 000 income per year per person, that country will use exponential amounts of steel.”Many countries, including India and China, are far off this benchmark. Steel, said Groenewald, “will remain a big issue and there is lots of iron ore resources on the continent”. In this regard, opportunities abound, he said.In addition, a recent study by the World Bank predicts that Africa’s GDP will grow by 6% in 2015. In the past five to 10 years, the continent has been recording a growth of 5% per annum. The only region ahead of Africa in terms of growth is China.“We are the second-fastest growing region in the world. And this says a lot. If you link this to the population and the resources then Africa is indeed rising,” Groenewald said.In 2013, the World Bank also established that among the 15 economies with the biggest improvements in their economies since 2005, five – one third – are in sub-Saharan Africa.“This is a significant finding for the sub-region indicating improving conditions for doing business in a period when negotiations regarding the establishment of a trilateral free trade area encompassing the Southern African Development Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the East African Community are taking place.”This free trade area, according to Groenewald, will create an integrated market of more than650 million people, and double that number in the US and the European Union.Groenewald said Africa’s poverty rate has also dropped from roughly 44% to 22% in recent years. “While we are not doing well on the MDGs [Millennium Development Goals], we have halved the poverty and this shows that Africa is making progress.”There is “incredible economic activity going on in Africa”, according to Groenewald. In Kenya, for example, a software banking application recently developed has become so popular that there are more banking transactions per year done through the software than that government’s budget.One of the most notable things about Africa is cellphone usage. Groenewald said 71% of adults in Nigeria own cellphones, 62% in Botswana and more than half the population of Ghana and Kenya; a great opportunity for investment in the sector.In addition, the African diaspora contributes $60-billion per annum back to Africa; this is 10 times more than the $6-billion donor money per annum from the International Monetary Fund and six times more than the some $10-billion Chinese foreign direct investment in Africa.“All these are opportunities that Africa needs to brand as a continent. We need to tell the outside world about this,” said Groenewald, adding that South Africa is one good example where there are many good news stories to tell.There are two big growth opportunities that Africa has missed, something that shouldn’t happen again. The first is agriculture, where Africa has the best competitive advantage in the world, according to Groenewald. “Kenya is a good example. They have over the past 10 years become the biggest exporters of flowers. If we can farm flowers then we can farm about anything.”Also, Africa should take advantage of its huge natural energy reserves and market itself competitively to the whole world, said Groenewald.last_img read more

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Officially Announced – Too Little Too Late?

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… klint finley Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news#Products center_img After months of speculation, Research in Motion has official announced the BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be available on August 12. There are no surprises in the announcement, as the BlackBerry OS6 based slider has been extensively covered in the run-up to the announcement. The phone is expected to compete with the iPhone, but other than a physical keyboard and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support, this AT&T exclusive phone offers little to compete with the iPhone, which is cutting into RIM’s enterprise market share.While other manufacturers are offering handsets capable of video conferencing and augmented reality, RIM is struggling to compete with older model phones. The Torch has no front facing camera, and the compass necessary to support augmented reality apps isn’t expected to hit BlackBerry phones until the Storm 4 (and the Storm 3 isn’t even out yet). The Torch looks quite a bit like the Pre, Palm‘s failed attempt to compete with iPhone, which was released over a year ago.RIM has also had trouble abroad recently, with the UAE and India threatening to shut RIM’s e-mail service down. This could be a blessing in disguise, however. Following the beatingGoogle‘s Android took in the area of security (perhaps unfairly) last week at Black Hat, “so secure it’s banned in several countries” isn’t a bad pitch.However, with Cisco pushing mobile Android-based video conferencing and SAP dipping its toes into enterprise augmented reality, it’s hard not to think of the BlackBerry as yesterday’s mobile computing device. And with the iPhone is improving its security and rising quickly in the enterprise, RIM is going to have to do more to impress. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Infographic: Obama Town Hall: LinkedIn’s Economic Role

first_imgIn advance of its live event with President Obama today (starting now! 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific), LinkedIn has produced this infographic about the swath of the U.S. economy represented by its members. Since 2009, over 7.4 million job changes have been reported on LinkedIn.The top industries on LinkedIn are higher education, marketing and advertising, information technology and health care. Of its 115 million members, almost 5 million are employed by small businesses. The biggest growth industries are renewables and environment, and oil and energy. The infographic also focuses on LinkedIn’s use by veterans, as well as the number of users who have attended community college.It’s an interesting slice of the economy, and it shows that the population of professionals using the Web to network is growing more diverse. As you watch the event, think about what these data say about the role the Web can play in rebuilding the economy: Tags:#social networks#web Do you use LinkedIn for networking? Share your experiences in the comments. Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos jon mitchell Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Chill: It’s Like Pinterest For Video

first_imgRelated Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… alicia eler The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Social Web#Video Services#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Pinterest has been blowing up all over the Internet. Pinterest is focused on images, although you can pin videos too. Chill however is a video-only pinboard site, which is its differentiation. Based in Los Angeles, the site launched in its current iteration one month ago. It has received more than 500,000 unique visitors in the first month. Every day, users share 4,000 videos on the site. But should Chill really be called “the Pinterest of video”?“It’s not an unfair comparison given we both utilize the masonry user interface and emphasize the sharing of interesting content,” says Founder Brian Norgard. It’s true: A picture (on Pinterest) may be worth 1,000 words. But in a video, you’ll be able to hear and understand all 1,000 words. “As we see it, video has many tributaries: short form, television, motion pictures, UGC, etc.,” says Norgard. “In order to build world class experiences for customers, video needs a dedicated platform.”Using Chill is quite simple. Login with Facebook, find a video that you enjoy and repost it to your account. Then choose a type of smiley face emoticon that expresses how you feel about the video. You can also leave a comment, and see who else viewed the video. Lastly, share the video out to Facebook or Twitter. Doesn’t video already have a home on the Web? Yes, it does. In fact, it has two: YouTube and Vimeo. Both of those sites are great for hosting videos. But when it comes to fast user-to-user sharing, those are not the places to be. And what about Facebook? As of December 2011, Facebook was one of the top destinations for online video watching after Google Sites, VEVO, Yahoo! Sites and Viacom Digital. This particular report took into account the total unique viewers and number of videos, but it did not look at the number of videos shared. Last week, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie debuted on Facebook a full two weeks before hitting theaters. Fans paid $10 to watch it on the social network, which is cheaper than in some cinemas. All that said, Norgard is not concerned about competing with Facebook. In fact, he sees Chill as complimenting it. After users sign into Chill with Facebook Connect, Chill has access to the open graph, which helps the site deliver relevant videos to the user. “Video needs a dedicated platform,” says Norgard. “From video search to collections, there’s so many aspects of the video experience that Facebook isn’t focusing on today because of its massive scale.” Chill is only one month in, but things are looking good. It has curated a few popular video collections, including The Ultimate Steve Jobs Collection and The Shit People Say Definitive Collection.So sorry, Ryan Gosling: It looks like you’ll have to hang out on Pinterest. Shit X Says to Y meme, we’ll see you on Chill. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

10 months agoBurnley boss Sean Dyche: We need to buy in January

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Sean Dyche: We need to buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche admits he wants to buy in January.Dyche said the club were actively looking to add in January.”We are but it is tough,” Dyche said. “We are looking to build a system and a model that is not just for this window but works in a longer period for the club.”There is no immediate pressure on him (football chief Mike Rigg) but it is helpful if he can add something to what we already do and if there is something out there that we think we can move on then we will do.”It’s not throwing money at every situation. It is finding the right situations for now, and there needs to be a competitive element for now quite obviously because we’ve got to get wins, but also the next layer of player and the next development of player.”There’s a lot of boxes need ticking to make sure they are the right players for this club and that makes it difficult but that’s the challenge we’ve been doing for the last six or so years.” last_img read more