Access Power launches 2018 innovative funding programme

first_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Generation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS TAGSentrepreneursInnovationpower project developersrenewable energy projects Previous articleKenya: Unilever Tea to install 600kW solar power plantNext articleKenya: off-grid cold storage tech competition now open Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Featured image: Stock Dubai-based energy developer, Access Power, has announced the launch of ACF 2018, the third edition of the funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa.For this edition, the platform will for the first time include Asia to also compete for the $7 million financial support programme. Read more: Access Power crowns renewable energy technologiesNow in its fourth year, the innovative financial support programme is designed to provide local power project developers and originators with project development support, technical experience, expertise and funding required to bring their renewable energy projects to life.Excited to launch #ACF2018! Calling all developers to compete for $7 million to #power your #RenewableEnergy #project in #Africa & #Asia! Download your application today— Access Power (@Access_Power) March 27, 2018ACF 2018 aims to further build on the success of the previous three years where a total of 234 projects have been considered for the prize with several winning projects now benefiting from the mix of funding and technical expertise provided by Access Power.This year’s finalists will once again be evaluated and scored by an independent panel of industry experts, similar to last year’s which comprised of senior representatives from Power Africa, InfraCo Africa, Proparco, and the Dutch Development Bank.Introducing new marketsThe winners of ACF 2018 will be announced during a live final evaluation panel on June 19th 2018 during the Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius.The top three finalists from Africa and Asia will subsequently enter into direct Joint Development Agreement discussions with Access Power.Access Power executive chairman Reda El Chaar, commented: “This year we are delighted to welcome projects across Asia too to compete. By introducing new markets, we hope this will enable us to reach a bigger network of innovative and pioneering entrepreneurs across Africa and Asia with the opportunity to develop their ambitious ideas into tangible projects.”The ACF 2018 application form and guidelines are available on Access Power website Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA last_img read more

Tragedy at Rolex

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Two horses died as the result of serious injuries at this year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 24-27, 2008.Frodo Baggins, ridden by Laine Ashker of the U.S., was euthanized on April 26th, following an accident at fence five on the cross-country course in which the 12-year-old Thoroughbred hit the obstacle, somersaulted and landed on his rider.Frodo Baggins was examined by a team of veterinarians on-site and given supportive medications for shock and pain. Once he was stabilized, the horse was sedated and transferred to a nearby clinic where further tests revealed that he had sustained a fracture to the base of his skull. At this point, his owners opted to have him euthanized.Ashker was also seriously injured and remains in hospital at this time with a broken jaw, ribs, clavicle and collapsed lungs. She is progressing normally and is in stable condition.On April 27th, The Quiet Man, a 12-year-old Irish gelding was also injured on the cross-country course.Ridden by Sarah Hansel of the U.S., The Quiet Man fell at fence 13, fracturing his distal scapula and the shoulder joint of his right front leg. He was transferred for medical evaluation where it was discovered that his prognosis for recovery was poor and veterinarians and his owners agreed euthanasia was the most human option.Hansel, luckily, escaped injury.See the July issue of Horse Sport for a full report on the event. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

$75,000 Battle of the Sexes at WEF

first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Men and Women were pitted against each other for the eighth annual $75,000 Battle of the Sexes in front of a crowd of more than 5,000 spectators during the first “Saturday Night Lights” of the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). After three rounds of competition that ended in a duel between the final two riders, the women broke the tie that ended the 2015 battle to come out on top this year.The first week of WEF will conclude Sunday, January 17, with the $75,000 Rosenbaum Mollengarden PLLC Grand Prix at 2 pm. WEF, which kicked off on Wednesday, continues through April 3 and awards $9 million in prize money.Candice King led the women’s team as captain alongside fellow riders Nicole Bellissimo, Heather Caristo-Williams, Tori Colvin, Amanda Derbyshire, Margie Engle, Abigail McArdle, Catherine Pasmore, Alison Robitaille and Denise Wilson. The men were captained by Charlie Jayne and their team included David Blake, Daniel Bluman, Eugenio Garza, Alex Granato, Andy Kocher, Adam Prudent, Andrew Ramsay, Michael Tokaruk and Daniel Zetterman.The two teams competed over three phases including a speed course, relay and match race, all set by U.S. Course Designer Eric Hasbrouck. In the speed round, the women established an early lead with a seven to three score. The men, however, answered in the relay and jumped ahead 13 to 12.The match race determined the final standings with one member of each team jumping identical courses at the same time on opposite sides of the International Arena. The men won the first four rounds worth three points apiece before Pasmore and Catara 4 put the women on the board by toping Granato in the fifth race. She gained the momentum her team needed to make a comeback, and the women crossed the timers first in the next four races.McArdle beat Prudent in the second-to-last race to set the stage for a head-to-head battle between captains King aboard Hoover and Jayne on Endy in the final race.King had an early rail, but Jayne suffered a refusal soon after to open the door for her to cruise through the final timers ahead. The final score stood at 30 to 25 for the women, a team that was made up by 10 female riders, but also six mares.McArdle was ecstatic to help her team secure the win in her second year competing in the Battle of the Sexes.“I kept looking over knowing I had to do eight strides and get off the ground,” she said of her match race performance. “It was a fantastic feeling and so fun to have someone riding right next to you – it really puts on the pressure.”For King, she enjoyed seeing a packed house at PBIEC Saturday night.“The crowd understands men versus women, so they get behind us and our horses. When these horses hear the cheers, they know it’s game on,” she said. “It’s a great way to start the season, and we all look forward to it every year.”King also acknowledged that, while the competition is exciting, she thinks the Battle of the Sexes is an opportunity to showcase show jumping to a new audience.“We want to promote our sport and this introduces the local community to what we do and gets them to come back again,” she said. “For me, it’s not just about having fun, it’s about educating the public and getting them to have fun and grow this sport. We have to thank Equestrian Sport Productions because they have done a great job at encouraging that growth.” Tags: WEF, Winter Equestrian Festival, Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous win $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase

first_img SIGN UP Email* Waylon Roberts Top Canadian with Lancaster in 5th Place in MARS Eventing ShowcaseVictory in the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase went to Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous on Sunday, February 9, at Equestrian Village at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Little and RF Scandalous vaulted to the lead in the opening dressage phase on Saturday and held it through Sunday’s show jumping and cross-country phases.From a starting field of 40 horse and rider combinations, 33 advanced to the morning’s show jumping phase, held on the beautiful grass derby field. Maintaining her lead from dressage, Marilyn Little (USA) and RF Scandalous added four faults in the show jumping phase and stood on 23.4 penalties.With a clear round in show jumping, Buck Davidson (USA) and Carlevo moved from fourth place to second and had 28.6 penalties going into cross-country.Six-time Olympian Phillip Dutton (USA) rode Z to a clear jumping round and sat just behind Davidson in third place following show jumping with 28.7 penalties.Heading into the cross-country phase, which was designed by Capt. Mark Phillips, 28 combinations contested the track that included a two-stride “triple-brush arrowhead” combination, a water feature, and corners.Dutton and Z, a 2008 Zangersheide gelding by Asca x Babouche VH Gehucht Z owned by T. Tierney, S. Roosevelt, S. Lacy, A. Jones, and C. Moran, tallied a clear round to finish with 28.70 penalties, which would land them in third place at the conclusion of the class.“I think it’s obviously very early in the season, but it’s great to get out in this atmosphere,” said Dutton. “Doing the five-star dressage test was an advantage for us.“I tried to go give them a run without stretching them too much at this stage of the year,” Dutton continued, talking about not only his mount Z, but his second horse Fernhill Singapore. “I was really pleased with both horses and tried to keep them well and not stretch them too much. I think they had a good experience.”Another clear round came from Davidson and Carlevo, and their score of 28.60 would hold up for second place.“[Carlevo is] certainly good at this stuff,” said Davidson of the 2007 Holsteiner gelding by Eurocommerce Caresino x Levernois owned by Carlevo LLC. “Show jumping is getting better and the owner and I sat down and thought about maybe selling him, but we figured he’d be good for these kinds of things. He’s a nice horse to have in the barn, [and] he’s a really sweet horse. He’s good in all three phases, and he was very good this weekend.”Davidson felt that the MARS Eventing Showcase was “a fantastic opportunity” to prepare his horses early in their competition season, especially with a cross-country course that let the riders learn where their horses sit going into a big season of the five-star event in Kentucky in April and the Tokyo Olympic Games later this summer.“I think it was fast enough without kind of going crazy,” Davidson said of the course. “It was a unique event that feels a little bit more like a cross-country school than it does a big competition. I think it is a good thing for the young horses to be able to get this atmosphere and deal with all the other things going on. Full credit to [Mark Phillips] and everybody here that put on a great show. The footing was perfect and it was a fun week.”Little and RF Scandalous ended with 4.80 time penalties on the cross-country course, but despite that, her early lead gave her the buffer to hold onto the victory with a total of 28.20 penalties.“I’m disappointed that the performance in the cross-country wasn’t better, but this is a three-phase event, and she also did put in two wonderful performances,” said Little. “Although she did have a rail this morning [in show jumping], the score wasn’t indicative of the performance because she’s just come so far. To me, to know what she was dealing with out there on course, I have so much respect for her.“I wish that this afternoon had gone better, and yet, in sports sometimes we have wonderful days. We deserve to have a great placing and it doesn’t happen,” Little continued. “I was disappointed in the performance this afternoon, but the horse still deserves all of the accolades and all of the credit because her heart was so huge. It was just a rough day out there. But she still came in and she still stood in the stall very proud of herself. That is what sports are about.”It was a highly competitive class, with the top four finishers within one point of each other. Fourth place went to Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) on Deniro Z with 29 penalties.Little was circumspect about her win, acknowledging that while cross-country didn’t go as planned, it was still important for her to come away with victory.“I’ve been so blessed to have the ride on a horse that just goes out there, and she tries every time,” said Little of the 2005 Oldenburg mare (Carry Gold x Richardia x Lario) owned by Jacqueline B. Mars and Phoebe and Michael Manders. “For me, in many ways, this is a hometown show. It’s just really one of the greatest honors of my life to ride a horse for Mrs. Mars, who I think of as one of the greatest horsewomen this country has ever known and certainly one of the greatest sportsmen and supporters of our national program. I’m so grateful that Mars Equestrian took on the sponsorship here, because I do think it’s an important event and a very meaningful one for me. I’m glad that Scandalous could be the winner of her event. It means a lot.”For more information on the MARS Eventing Showcase and full results and scores, please visit here.Final Results: $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase1. RF Scandalous, Marilyn Little (USA): 28.202. Carlevo, Bruce Davidson Jr. (USA): 28.603. Z, Phillip Dutton (USA): 28.704. Deniro Z, Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA): 29.005. Lancaster, Waylon Roberts (CAN): 30.806. Cooley On Snow, Sharon White (USA): 31.307. Cooley Quicksilver, Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA): 32.508. Cecelia, Daniela Moguel (MEX): 32.709. Celien, Hallie Coon (USA): 32.9010. Fernhill Singapore, Phillip Dutton (USA): 34.10 Tags: Waylon Roberts, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, eventing, Lancaster, Marilyn Little, RF Scandalous, MARS Eventing Showcase, Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Director of Museum Development

first_imgOversee the strategic vision for annual support through theFriends of Art, key fundraising events, and Museum Board ofGovernors FundServe as primary staff liaison to the Museum ResourcesCommittee of the Board of Governors, providing strategicleadership, effective management, and inspiration to volunteers asthey secure higher levels of unrestricted support from anincreasingly diverse constituency Collaborate with Colby Museum of Art and Division of CollegeAdvancement colleagues to identify and pursue major funding fromfoundations, corporations, and government entities; help tocultivate and manage those relationshipsServe as a Colby Museum of Art senior staff memberAdvise on ongoing institutional matters and sharesresponsibility for communication and execution of museum goalsCultivate relationships with College senior leaders, colleaguesin the Division of College Advancement, and Colby Museum of Artstaff KEY RELATIONSHIPS :Reporting to the Colby College Museum of Art’s Carolyn Muzzydirector and the assistant vice president for college advancement,the director of museum development will also work closely with themuseum’s deputy director, executive assistant, coordinator ofinstitutional initiatives and board affairs, curators, LunderInstitute director, collections manager and registrars, and museumdevelopment officer. The position also interacts frequently withthe Museum Board of Governors Chair and Vice-Chair and key membersof the board. Within the Division of College Advancement team, thedirector of museum development will work closely with the vicepresident, chief campaign officer, as well as peers, and reports tothe assistant vice president for college advancement.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :General open office and campus environment. Position involvessitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usageinvolving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Abilityto move around campus and interact with faculty, staff, students,parents/alumni, and external constituencies regularly is crucial.Travel and work outside of normal business hours are required. Theoption to work remotely will be considered on a case-by-casebasis.TO APPLY :Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the”Apply” button on the Colby Careers website. Please submit a letterof interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contactinformation of three professional references. Materials should beaddressed to:Director of Museum Development – Search CommitteeOffice of Human ResourcesColby College5500 Mayflower HillWaterville, ME 04901-8855 Solicit and provide strategic leadership for museum developmentIn concert with Colby’s Division of College Advancement teamand the Colby Museum of Art’s director, establish priorities forpursuing individual giving as well as foundation, corporate, andgovernment fundingDevelop and execute annual and multi-year fundraising plans toensure a robust and sustainable pipeline of support fromindividuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities, asappropriateManage a targeted prospect portfolio of the museum’s topsupporters capable of making principal and leadership giftsLead donor and prospect stewardship, managing a portfolio ofdonors and advising the Colby Museum of Art’s director and othersat the museum and across Colby in the ongoing process ofrelationship cultivation and stewardship QUALIFICATIONS : Manage relationships involving highly-rated individualseffectivelyLead identification, qualification, cultivation, andsolicitation strategies for the museum’s most highly-ratedprospectsCultivate strong relationships with the Museum Board ofGovernors and key supportersPartner with Leadership Gifts, Family Philanthropy, GiftPlanning, and Prospect Research & Analysis colleagues onsolicitationsCollaborate with donor relations to develop effectivestewardship strategies and to continually strengthen systems thatresult in accurate and timely documentation of relationships aswell as compelling, accurate, and consistent project andstewardship reporting Participate in professional development training programs toenhance expertise and skills Perform additional duties as assigned; duties,responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with orwithout notice Job DescriptionDepartment:Office of AdvancementPay Rate Type:SalaryEmployee Type:Job Summary:College AdvancementFull-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff AppointmentOver the past five years, outreach efforts to communicate the valueand impact of a Colby education have resulted in more than doublingthe number of students seeking admission to Colby and settingseveral institutional records for funds raised. Major initiativesmade possible through Colby’s campaign, Dare Northward, areenriching the student experience and positioning Colby’s home city,Waterville, as a destination for the arts and culture.DARE NORTHWARD CAMPAIGNPropelled by visionary leadership, a compelling array ofinitiatives, and record fundraising in fiscal year 2017, Colbylaunched the largest fundraising campaign ever at a liberal artscollege—$750 million—in October 2017. With the success of the DareNorthward campaign, the College will be known for a distinctive setof multidisciplinary academic offerings; an even more cohesive andaccessible institutional culture for students from all backgrounds;the foremost art and athletic facilities in the educational sector;a welcoming, thriving, and dynamic surrounding community; increasedglobal connections and resulting perspectives; the richest set ofuniversal student experiences to enhance the Colby academicprogram; and the capacity to support the postgraduate success ofevery one of their students.Thus far, more than 22,800 alumni and friends have made donationsin support of initiatives such as the downtown Watervillerevitalization, academic partnerships, financial aid, and globalexperiences and internships—collectively raising more than $600million to date toward the Dare Northward campaign. Colby now ranksas a national leader among the nation’s colleges and universitiesin alumni giving participation. To learn about the Colby DareNorthward campaign, visit MUSEUM AND ITS MISSIONThe Colby College Museum of Art is a collecting and teaching museumdedicated to the preservation, display, and interpretation of thevisual arts. We embrace within our collections works of art fromdiverse cultures and historical periods, with a focus on Americanart, and commitment to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art.We manage these resources for the benefit of the Colby Collegecommunity, the region, and the nation, and we aspire to displayworks that embody the highest standards of achievement.A COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND INCLUSIONWorking to advance equity and inclusion in the field of Americanart—and, by doing so, in the wider world—is core to our mission. Wefeel the urgency of national and campus conversations on inequalityand are keenly aware of the unique responsibility that we have asan academic art museum—as a place where we can listen, askquestions, and challenge assumptions—to engage in this dialogue,and to act. We affirm the Colby Museum of Art’s commitment tomultidisciplinary teaching and learning and our potential for deepengagement with students will be leveraged in this effort towardfighting racialized violence, injustice, and inequality; and weencourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to thediversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnicdiversity.THE POSITIONThe College is seeking a highly motivated director of museumdevelopment at an exciting and defining moment in Colby’s history.This key position offers a unique opportunity to be part of anambitious and transformational campaign, at a time of tremendousopportunity and growth in the arts, including its museum, and at ahistoric moment that requires a profound understanding of the artsand education as public goods. With a dual-report to the assistantvice president for college advancement and the Carolyn Muzzy museumdirector, the director of museum development brings anentrepreneurial spirit to the role of leading the Colby Museum ofArt’s efforts to solicit, cultivate, and steward philanthropicsupport for the museum. The successful candidate will foster aculture of philanthropy to ensure that the museum can deliver onits mission, goals, and ambitions for years to come.The director of museum development serves as part of the museum’ssenior leadership team, helping to foster an equitable andinclusive culture; increasing the museum’s access and value to itscommunities—including Colby students, faculty, families, andalumni—and strengthening the Colby Museum of Art as one of thenation’s leading academic museums. The position regularly advisesthe Colby Museum of Art’s director and Division of CollegeAdvancement leaders on donor strategy, and represents the museum onkey donor relationships. The director determines the museum’sphilanthropic priorities in collaboration with the Colby Museum ofArt’s director, the assistant vice president for collegeadvancement, and the Museum Board of Governors. The director ofmuseum development will manage the museum development officer whois responsible for soliciting annual support, executing yearlyengagement events, and providing critical research, stewardship,solicitation, and reporting assistance. We encourage inquiries fromcandidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College,including its cultural and ethnic diversity.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Inspire, supervise, and mentor the museum development officerin alignment with goals; supervise or work with consultants, asneededWith support from the museum development officer and incollaboration with communications staff at the Colby Museum of Artas well as colleagues in the Division of College Advancement andacross Colby, develop and implement strategies that attract,welcome, and engage diverse donors, growing the museum’sphilanthropic networks and public reachWork continually to better understand cultural nuances thatmight influence philanthropy or participationSeek to proactively identify individuals and organizations thatcan help the museum advance its goalsAuthentically and accurately convey the museum’s mission,values, and activities to varied constituencies, fostering a senseof belonging among all, especially, those who have beenunderrepresented in Colby’s philanthropic circles Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education andexperienceMinimum of five years of experience envisioning, shaping, andimplementing a successful philanthropic programDemonstrated ability to think strategically and long-term whilesuccessfully attending to more immediate goals and tasks; strongcritical thinking and problem-solving skillsExcellent oral, written, and interpersonal communicationskills, including strong relationship skills and ability to workwith people across a wide range of levels of power andinfluenceDemonstrated ability to synthesize information and tailor keypoints to a variety of constituencies, including ability to preparesuccinct and clear financial reportsExcellent organizational skills, ability to consistently meetdeadlines and follow-through on assignments, and attention todetailAbility to handle confidential information tactfully andexercise discretionProficiency with Microsoft Office software, Googleapplications, and with donor database systemsStrong, self-motivated work ethic; flexibility; and provenability to work both independently and collaboratively andconstructively as a member of a diverse communityDeep appreciation for the value of art museums and of a liberalarts educationUnwavering commitment to fostering an anti-racist, equitablework environment supportive of people from different cultures,backgrounds, and life pathslast_img read more

SG Flensburg 5 of 5 – “New Jicha” is born, Nikola Bilyk!

first_img3.Fuchse Berlin330094:686 1 Comment 14.MT Melsungen5104128:1412 DKB Bundesliga: SC Magdeburg on 6/6, DHfK Leipzig take points from Mannheim! 12.Minden5113124:1513 Related Items:dkb bundesliga, Nikola Bilyk 13.TVB Stuttgart310274:812 Massive DHB Cup format reform 17.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten401390:1041 9.Erlangen4202109:1144 Recommended for you 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsSG Flensburg, THW Kiel and Frisch Auf Goppingen celebrated new wins on Wednesday at DKB Bundesliga. Team of Ljubomir Vranjes put match against Melsungen 29:25 under control and celebrate routine victory with another show of Mattias Andersson and his team-mate, amazing Anders Eggert (9).THW Kiel making a new star – Nikola Bilyk. The 19 years old (November 28, 1996) Austrian left back scored 12 goals against Minden 34:23 in away win. His capabilites are still unpredictible, but it looks that new superstar is born – successor of Filip Jicha.SG Flensburg-Handewitt – MT Melsungen 29:25 (16:11)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Eggert (9/4), Glandorf (7), Svan Hansen (6), Jakobsson (3), Mogensen (2), Toft Hansen (1), Horvat (1)MT Melsungen:Sellin (9/4), Rnic (5/2), Maric (3), Boomhouwer (2), Vuckovic (2), Müller (2), Allendorf (1), Schneider (1)TSV GWD Minden – THW Kiel 23:34 (12:18)TSV GWD Minden: Rambo (6), Larsson (5), Schäpsmeier (4), Svitlica (3/1), Freitag (2), Doder (2), Südmeier (1)  THW Kiel: Bylik (12/2), Weinhold (5), Ekberg (5/1), Vujin (3), Duvnjak (3), Toft Hansen (2), Dahmke (2), Wiencek (1), Nilsson (1)FA Göppingen – HBW Balingen-Weilstetten 29:26 (16:14)FA Göppingen : Schöngarth (7), Schiller (5/3), Fontaine (4), Halén (4), Späth (3), Rentschler (2), Pfahl (2), Barud (1), Heymann (1)HBW Balingen-Weilstetten  Foth (4), Stegefelt (4), Hausmann (3), Flohr (3), Strobel (3), Nothdurft (3), Kunkel (3/2), Krieg (2), Friedrich (1)STANDINGS: ShareTweetShareShareEmail Pingback: VIDEO: “Interception of the season” – Flying Mahe | Handball Planet 8.HSG Wetzlar420298:994center_img 16.Lemgo410398:1202 4.Rhein-Neckar4301107:866 1.Flensburg-H.5500146:11010 PHOTO: THW Kiel Facebook, Angela Grewe 10.Goppingen4202105:1154 Nikola Bilyk to miss most of the season! 6.Hannover-Burgdorf4301105:1046 15.Coburg 20004103102:1152 18.Bergischer400490:1210 7.Leipzig4211107:985 2.Kiel5401149:1168 5.Gummersbach4301119:1036 11.SC Magdeburg411298:973 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

Finnish question disallowed

first_imgThen a Finnish journalist threw things by deciding to ask a question in her own language. There was a mass fumbling for headphones and total silence from the booths. Finally someone explained rather lamely that there was no Finnish, and indeed no Swedish available.The Finnish journalist continued in perfect English, shaking her head in disbelief that there was not enough money in the budget for her to ask Liikanen a question in his and her own language.No precedent has been set by the incident, although years ago, the then Commission President Roy Jenkins spent several minutes searching for interpretation from Danish when questioned in the press room by a journalist from Copenhagen. Eventually he was told that there was no Danishinterpretation – five years after Denmark had joined the EU. The point was taken. Linguistic equality was accorded to the Danes within weeks. Now how about it, Mr Liikanen? You have to admit, it is pretty hard to explain why a Finnish journalist should have to put a question to a Finnish Commissioner in English just because no one has provided adequate interpreting facilities to allow them to communicate with each other in their own language.Swedish is also badly represented, partly due to insufficient interpretation booths and partly because Swedes (as well as Finns) are embarrassingly competentin English and do not need to be pampered.There are someCommissioners who would not be prepared to address a press conference if their own language were not available in the booths – but Budget Commissioner Erkki Liikanen is not one of them. He gave his presentation in English and then fielded questions in both English and French.last_img read more

Boris Johnson wants a Turkey deal for Christmas

first_imgSam Lowe, a trade expert at the Centre for European Reform, said the current trade setup between the U.K. and Turkey “needs to be replicated [from 2021], but it’s going to be impossible to replicate.” Even if the two sides do strike a deal, nothing will match the seamless relationship of a customs union.London and Ankara have been locked in talks on a trade agreement that can be quickly inked if Britain and the EU strike a deal.“Delivering a free-trade deal with the U.S. is going to be damn difficult.” — Adam Mansell, CEO of the U.K. Fashion and Textiles Association“Our negotiations on a bilateral free-trade agreement [have] gained pace recently,” Ümi̇t Yalçin, Turkish ambassador to London told POLITICO via email. “We are happy to see that we are on the same page with the U.K. on most of the important issues. We believe that we can finalize our talks soon.”He added: “In the post-Brexit era, we would like to continue our strong partnership with the U.K. in every possible area with a visionary approach.” Ankara is interested in pushing innovation, high tech, fintech, renewable energy and health as areas that could benefit from a deal.But none of it will be possible unless the U.K. locks in an agreement with Brussels. Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Just one thing stands in the path of a trade deal between the U.K. and Turkey: the EU.The eastern Mediterranean nation is in a customs union with the bloc, meaning there are no tariffs on many products traded between them. In exchange, Ankara’s hands are tied when striking trade agreements with others, because the EU will not allow goods from an outside nation a backdoor entry into its customs zone.That puts the U.K. in a bind. Britain does significant volumes of trade with Turkey through the EU customs union. But once the Brexit transition period ends on December 31, the U.K. will no longer be in this customs union. Last resortThere is a nuclear option: Turkey could go rogue on its customs union arrangement with Brussels and strike a free-trade deal with the U.K. regardless of the outcome of the Brexit talks. It did just that with Malaysia a few years ago.Ankara is keeping the option on the table. “We are prepared for all scenarios,” said Yalçin, when asked about the prospect of undermining the EU with a U.K. deal.But going rogue with such a big and vital trading partner could put the Turkish customs union with Brussels at risk. Lowe, from the Centre for European Reform, spelled out what would be at stake for both Turkey and the U.K.“The risk is it could lead to the complete collapse of the Turkey-EU economic relationship, and I don’t think that’s something that the U.K. should be encouraging,” he explained. “It would be terrible for U.K.-EU relations and would be seen as the U.K. encouraging bad behavior by a country that is not exactly behaving very well at the moment.”With a U.K.-EU deal in the balance, British businesses that trade with the mainland have enough to worry about. Losing out on trade with Turkey would be a second big kick in the teeth.Britain is Turkey’s fifth largest investor and its second biggest export market in Europe, accounting for between 6 and 7 percent of its total annual exports. Trade between the two was worth over £18 billion last year, according to the U.K.’s Department for Trade. Cars and textiles are crucial to bilateral U.K.-Turkey trade. Failure to strike a deal before the end of the transition period would mean those products being hit with tariffs, which could render business models unviable. Duties on cars and trucks, for example, would be 10 percent.”A free-trade deal with Turkey is a key priority for the U.K. automotive industry,” said Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. More than a third of the engines built in Britain go to Turkey — with many exported back to the U.K. in finished vehicles — while one in five new vans sold in Britain come from Turkey.Meanwhile, Turkey supplies around £2 billion worth of fashion and textiles products to the U.K. each year, including jeans and kids wear.Adam Mansell, CEO of the U.K. Fashion and Textiles Association, urged the government not to lose focus on vital import markets in its push to strike new trade deals around the world.“They need to ramp up the effort and the focus they put on securing free-trade deals with sourcing markets,” he said. “Delivering a free-trade deal with the U.S. is going to be damn difficult. Delivering a free-trade deal with Turkey is going to be much easier and will have a much greater, quicker impact.”Oven-ready Turkey dealHowever, Lowe is confident that if a deal between the U.K. and EU is struck, a deal with Turkey should fall into place. “I think the U.K. and Turkey will move very quickly to make it happen,” he said.center_img “We are currently working hard to explore all options to secure trade continuity,” U.K. International Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena said. “Both the United Kingdom and Turkey remain committed to securing a deal as soon as possible and I look forward to further strengthening our ambitious trade and investment relationship as we work closer together in the future.”Want more analysis from POLITICO? POLITICO Pro is our premium intelligence service for professionals. From financial services to trade, technology, cybersecurity and more, Pro delivers real time intelligence, deep insight and breaking scoops you need to keep one step ahead. Email [email protected] to request a complimentary trial. Negotiations should be simple, since much of the deal would have to mirror the U.K.-EU agreement to ensure the customs union between Turkey and the EU is protected. There would be little extra London and Ankara could do.Indeed, the Department for International Trade has filed a deal with Turkey alongside its other continuity projects — to maintain existing relationships with nations the EU has trade deals with, rather than work to change them.“We are currently working hard to explore all options to secure trade continuity.” — Ranil Jayawardena, U.K. International Trade MinisterBut a deal would not technically be a rollover, because Britain would be out of the customs union. Meanwhile, to qualify for tariff-free trade, exporters on both sides will have to prove a significant quantity of parts in their goods were made or manufactured locally. So-called rules of origin ensure exports did not come from somewhere else.Turkey must follow EU rules of origin, and the bloc has so far refused to countenance being flexible on the issue with the U.K. Lowe argues that Britain should unilaterally offer easing of rules of origin for Turkish imports, at least for a period, as a helping hand to manufacturers.But the immediate aim is to avoid blanket tariffs, and the two sides are eager to agree a deal as soon as possible. There have been monthly meetings, all virtual due to the COVID-19 crisis, and regular updates between ministers. Britain insists negotiations are on track to have a deal in place before the end of the Brexit transition. Voiced by Amazon Pollylast_img read more

Amanda Shires Reflects On 2020 Misery With Genesis “That’s All” Cover [Video]

first_imgAmanda Shires has released a cover of Genesis‘ 1983 hit “That’s All”, which she is describing as a “True Covid anthem.”Released on Wednesday, the new recording along with its animated lyric video delivers a mix of real-world-inspired visuals that represent the depressing year that was with themes and imagery that include closed music venues, musicians and notable figures who died throughout 2020, COVID-19 germs, public protests, and more.The animated lyric video was created by Deren Ney, and is joined with a quote from Shires that reads, “‘That’s All’ defines 2020 for me, a true Covid anthem. I dare you to not dance to my version when you hear it.”Related: Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Brittany Howard, More Perform On Cyndi Lauper Stream [Watch]Listen to Shires new cover of “That’s All” below.Amanda Shires – “That’s All” (Genesis Cover)[Video: Amanda Shires]Fans can catch Shires when she performs alongside Jason Isbell and her 400 Unit bandmates on Thursday for the group’s virtual New Year’s Eve concert from Brooklyn Bowl Nashville. The streamed event mark Isbell’s first full-band performance since the Innings Festival in Tempe, AZ way back on February 29th.last_img read more

Students create app for Day of the Dead

first_imgIn honor of Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, a group of Notre Dame students created an education application for iPads and iPhones. The students were working with Tracy Grimm, head of the Institute for Latino Studies Library and Archives, and visiting professor Joseph Segura. The app, called “Day of the Dead — Experience the Tradition,” is the first internally produced app at Notre Dame made available to the general public, Grimm said. Segura said while the app is designed as a tool for teachers, it also represents Notre Dame’s involvement in the Day of the Dead. “It will help teachers present the Day of the Dead in a more logical way, especially in primary and secondary schools,” Segura said. “The app also gives another view of Notre Dame and shows the significant number of people here with an interest in Latino art.” Junior Stephanie Aguilera, a student who worked on the app, said the app provides a new way to learn about the holiday’s impact in the United States. “The Latino population is the largest, fastest growing minority group in the nation so it’s important to share its culture in order to create a society that is more understanding and appreciative of the many cultures that come together at Notre Dame and in the United States,” Aguilera said. Segura said the application features images and information compiled by the Institute for Latino Studies during 10 years of Day of the Dead celebrations at Notre Dame since 2001. Student involvement was vital to the collaborative effort of developing the app, Segura said. “They put the passion on the table to drive it,” Segura said. Grimm said 2011 graduate Kevin Li, senior Stephanie Pedicini, IUSB senior Maclovio Cantu and Aguilera worked on video production, programming and graphics for the app. “Working on the app was more interesting and rewarding than any class project because all the students involved contributed our own areas of interest,” Aguilera said. Aguilera said she had the most difficult part of the process was organizing information and narrowing the material included in the app. “We interviewed various scholars who have a passion for Latino culture, like Rev. Virgil Elizondo, so there was more information that I would have liked to include,” Aguilera said. Li served as Information Technology manager for the Institute for Latino Studies from spring semester of his senior year until the end of summer in 2011. Li said he enjoyed the creative freedom students were given in creating the app. “My favorite part of working on the app was seeing how far we could push the envelope. One of the most promoted features of the app is a sugar skull. You can actually turn the skull around to view it from any angle by moving it with your hand,” Li said. Li also said the app’s creative and entertaining elements each serve an educational purpose. “We didn’t just do the skull thing because it was cool. [The skulls] tend to be 3D physical art pieces and it made sense to depict the skull in a way that let users experience that these artifacts exist in a physical space versus being on a canvas or a screen,” he said. Grimm said her favorite part of the project is its collaborative and interdisciplinary nature. “We were able to work across campus with the Snite Museum, FTT students, Fine Arts students and students in Latino Studies. It was like a real world project,” Grimm said. Grimm said the most challenging part of the process for her was understanding the technological possibilities. “The most difficult part was orienting myself to understand the potential of the technology — I’m not a computer person. Kevin Li … translated his technical knowledge into something we non-technical people could understand,” Grimm said. Grimm said there are plans to create new apps similar to this one. “The Julian Samora Library would like to produce another app to display our collection of original documents,” Grimm said. Aguilera said the app is important to her personally due to her heritage. “Dia de los Muertos is a day to honor those who have come before us in a celebratory manner,” she said. “It’s also important to me because it’s a tradition shared by both sides of the border, it began in Mexico but has traveled to the United States. In a way, it’s a union between my Mexican and American roots.”last_img read more