WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2014 – Ljubomir Vranješ: Award makes me hungry for more

first_imgEgypt take place at 1/4 final after dramatic 60 minutes against Slovenia! 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. Slovenia will be the first team to practice after corona-virus delay Click to comment Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsWORLD HANDBALL COACH 2014 is Ljubomir Vranješ. Jury of Handball-Planet.com had no doubt about the name of the man which team made the biggest progress in 12 months behind us. Famous sports phenomen “Miracle of Bern” got the handball version in the “Miracle of Cologne” directed by Ljubo and his “Jungs”. SG Flensburg’s head coach speaks exclusively for Handball-Planet.com.After only 4 year of the coaching career, you are elected for the WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2014. How do you feel about that, did you expect such a great year?– Wow…I mean WOW is my first reaction. I am of course very proud and full of joy in the moment. I personally didn’t expect anything but i would lie if I didn’t tell you that we have high aims in Flensburg. High goals or missions are always necessary to have as an athlete and as a coach.Your triumph and way how you did it – “Miracle of Cologne” will have a special place in the handball history. What are your memories on those days in Lanxess Arena? It was like a movie…– In Cologne we had a magic weekend, everything what you have been dreaming about became reality, but still you couldn’t believe it. When we won we where the underdogs, but we believed until the last second and at the end, we stood there as Champions League winner. Standing with my team on the podium, watching Karlsson raising the trophy is the an incredible moment in my career as a coach. I am very happy for my players that they had this moment together.The sport “phrase” that is harder to defend than to win the trophy is always actual. How do you see SG Flensburg after the CL trophy. What has changed in team, you, your fans…– It is of course very difficult to win CL again, but I am always believing in my team and we have our goals. I always won’t to win no matter what squad I have. This year I have 8 players with very little experience from “big” games and it is a struggled with time, but we are on the right path. Our fans are following us with some patients in the moment and they are supporting us in every game. They are also proud of the title and enjoying it. And they should, because without them it would have been impossible. For me personally, Ii am always looking forward to develop my players to be even more better then the last year, and that is an every day work that I love.What is your next aim, future goal in handball career? Which is your next handball dream? How you would like to spend next 5-10 years?– I am the kind of person who always want to take a step forward. I am dedicated to this sport that I love so much and I will do my best to do my part so we have a better handball for our handball fans all over the world. I am also a dreamer and my dreams are big (smile). In the next 5-10 years I am seeing myself winning more big titles. This award made me more hungry then ever. I want to say thank you to all handball fans all over the world and to the Jury for this award. I am very proud and I will do my best to improve more. This gave me ENERGY – concludes Ljubomir Vranješ.PHOTO: SG FLENSBURG WEBSITE ShareTweetShareShareEmail Ljubomir Vranjes dissapointed, but proud: Only one defeat and you can’t play 1/4 final… Related Items:Ljubomir Vranjes, SG Flensburglast_img read more

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Witnesses confuse innocent and guilty suspects with ‘unfair’ lineups, psychology research shows

first_imgPinterest Share LinkedIn Share on Facebook Emailcenter_img Police lineups in which distinctive individual marks or features are not altered can impair witnesses’ ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.The research, conducted by a team of psychology researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK, builds on existing eyewitness identification studies suggesting that so-called “unfair lineups,” in which the police suspect stands out, make witnesses more willing to identify that suspect.“Worse still, it could impair their ability to distinguish between guilty and innocent suspects and distort their ability to judge the trustworthiness of their identification decision,” says Melissa Colloff, lead author on the study. Share on Twitter In contrast to film and TV depictions in which a witness views a police lineup via a one-way mirror, lineups today typically involve the witness looking at and evaluating digital photos. Using digital images gives the police the ability to disguise distinguishing features.Colloff and colleagues examined the three methods currently used by English police forces to manipulate digital images in order to counteract the effect of any distinguishing marks such as black eyes, eyeglasses, and beards. In an online experiment with almost 9,000 participants, the researchers compared the three techniques – pixelating part of the face, hiding part of the face, or manipulating the photos so they contain the same feature (e.g., adding a beard) – with digital lineups that were not manipulated.Participants watched a brief video of a crime and were told to pay attention as they would be asked questions about it later. Afterward, they completed several distractor tasks that were unrelated to the study. They were then presented with a lineup composed of two rows of three photos and were told that the culprit may or may not be present in the lineup.The participants were asked to select one of the photos in the lineup as the culprit or choose the option labelled “not present.” Finally, they rated how confident they were in making their identification (1 = completely uncertain, 100 = completely certain).The results showed that participants were more willing to identify the suspect when they viewed a lineup in which the suspect alone had a distinguishing feature compared with the altered lineups.More importantly, they were less able to distinguish between actual guilty suspects and innocent suspects (i.e., those who shared the culprit’s distinctive feature) when they viewed lineups that had not been altered compared with altered lineups.“When the suspect was the only person with the distinctive feature, this actually made people more likely to confuse who was guilty and who was innocent,” Colloff explains. “That’s because they weren’t really using their memory of the culprit’s face, they were just picking the only plausible option – the only one with the scar that they remembered from the crime video – and this made it difficult for people to tell the difference between the real culprit and an innocent suspect who had a similar feature.”The results indicated that the three fair lineup techniques currently used by police were equally effective.“This research has crucial implications for the police–it suggests there are multiple ways in which police officers can fairly accommodate distinctive suspects in lineups,” concludes study co-author Kimberley Wade.last_img read more

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Mark Underwood: ‘How local sourcing can secure planning for supermarkets’

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Bramley wins by a street

first_img4th Roger Rush (16) 32pts5th Ted Gardner (8) 32pts6th Don Hachey (17) 32ptsDave Bramley.Dave Hester took the honours at the society’s home course of Green Valley on Monday with 37 points.  Dave finished two ahead of Ed Horrocks in second while Mel Davis, Roger Rush, Ted Gardner and Don Hachey completed the podium in that order.Wednesday, Jan 22, Crystal Bay – StablefordWednesday was our away game of the week and we took the trip to Crystal Bay.  The strange weather made this the coldest and windiest day of golf I have ever played in Thailand.Despite the strong winds Dave Bramley (18) breezed to victory with an astonishing 41 points.  The best of the mere mortals was Peter Henderson (19) who took second with 33 points and was in disbelief that someone could shoot 8 points better.  Bill Shepley (6) was third with 32.Friday, Jan. 24, Green Valley – Stableford1st Ed Horrocks (20) 41pts2nd Mel Davis (17) 38pts3rd Peter Harris (19) 37pts4th Dave Gibson (15) 36pts5th Mark Williams (8) 36ptsDave Hester.Back to Green Valley for Friday’s game and Ed Horrocks went one better than Monday as he matched Dave Bramley high total of the week.  Mel Harris was second some three points off the pace and Peter Harris was another point back in third.Note:  The Caddyshack is located on Soi 17 off 3rd Road or soi 8 off Thepprasit Road.  All golfers are welcome and reservations are taken at 081 865 3104. PSC golf from The CaddyshackMonday, Jan. 20, Green Valley – Stableford1st Dave Hester (12) 37pts2nd Ed Horrocks (20) 35pts3rd Mel Davis (17) 34ptslast_img read more

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Jockeys Adam Short and Donal McInerney travel to Australia this Sunday for 2018 Australia…

first_imgThis is the 32nd consecutive year that an Irish team has been invited to Australia to participate in the jockey challenge. There have already been 42 contests staged in the two countries, with Ireland taking the honours on 26 occasions, Australia winning 15 times and one draw. HRI Wed 22 August 2018NH Jockeys on team for Australia trip.Donal McInerney and Adam ShortPhoto.carolinenorris.ie The series, which is based on a points system depending on the finishing positions, was won by Team Ireland last year on a score of 55 points to 35.President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins has sent his well wishes to the team prior to their departure: “I send my best wishes to Adam Short, Donal McInerney, Shane Jackson and Martin Kelly as they prepare to compete in the Australia v Ireland Challenge Series in Adelaide.  The Series symbolises the long and enduring friendship between Ireland and Australia, one that rests not only the long history of Irish migration to Australia, but upon our shared love of sport, from rugby to horse racing.“Ever since the Series began in 1986, Irish and Australian jockeys have displayed skill and dedication in representing their countries, and I have no doubt that the competition will excite and delight all those fortunate enough to attend.”This year’s race series will take place at Morphettville Racecourse on Irish Day, Saturday September 1 where the teams will compete in two races, a hurdle and steeplechase, for the coveted title.Andrew Coonan, Secretary to the Irish Jockeys Association, commented: “This is a wonderful opportunity for Adam and Donal, two very talented riders. We have already seen their ability on show in Ireland so I am delighted that they now have the opportunity to show off their talent in another top racing jurisdiction. I am sure they will be well received by their hosts in Australia.”Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland, said: “I’d like to wish the Irish team the best of luck in this year’s Australian challenge.  It’s a big honour to be chosen to represent your country and I am sure that Adam, Donal, Shane and Martin will do us proud.”Nominated by Thoroughbred Racing South Australia, respected jumps jockeys Martin Kelly and Shane Jackson live and work in Australia.  Martin has ridden 50 winners, including Von Doussa and Great Eastern Steeplechases aboard champion jumper Thubiaan and is arguably in career best form with 15 wins in the 2017/18 season. Shane’s feature victories have included the Lafferty Hurdle and Australian Steeplechase aboard Wilde’s successful jumper Gold Medals and also won this year’s Grand National Hurdle aboard Cougar Express.Jim Watters, CEO, Thoroughbred Racing SA, commented: “The Australia v Ireland Jockey Challenge is always highly anticipated by both the jockeys and the spectators, and while we are thrilled to be welcoming two up and coming stars of Irish jumps racing to Australian shores, we hope that the Australian team of Lee Horner, Richard Cully, Braidon Small and Rob David can reverse last year’s result and keep the Challenge trophy in Australia this time around.”CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO VIDEO AND QUOTES FROM ADAM SHORT AND DONAL MCINERNEYJockey Profiles – Team IrelandAdam ShortFrom Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow, Adam rode his first winner on the Stuart Crawford-trained Comragh at Ayr in November 2015. He rode his 20th winner and had his claim reduced to 5lbs when landing the €100,000 Chanelle Pharma Handicap Chase on Liz Doyle’s Last Goodbye on the second day of the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in February 2018, by far his biggest winner to date.Adam secured the prize of a trip to Australia for the annual jockeys’ challenge when winning the Adare Manor Opportunity Series for the 2016/2017 Irish National Hunt season. He rounded off the term with success in the final of the race of the series on the Matthew Smith-trained Prince Garyantle at the Punchestown festival, his first success at the biggest festival of the year.Adam began his career with Philip Rothwell at 17 and soon moved to Northern Ireland to link up with Stuart Crawford who provided him with his first career winner on his first ride for the stable. He is associated with several racing yards and rode a Galway festival winner for former champion trainer Noel Meade this year.Donal McInerneyFrom Herbertstown, County Limerick, Donal rode out for trainers Enda Bolger and John Gleeson while at school and worked for Charles Byrnes for a year after completing his Leaving Certificate in 2012 before joining Robert Tyner. He has worked for Bolger on a full-time basis since 2015 and while he failed to ride a winner on the track as an amateur rider, his luck changed straight away when he turned professional. Just two days after gaining his licence, he partnered the Enda Bolger-trained Auvergnat to win the PP Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase at Punchestown on Sunday, February 5th, 2017. It was his first ride in the paid ranks.Donal enjoyed a terrific start to his professional career and less than 15 months after his initial success, he was crowned champion conditional rider for the 2017/18 season with a total of 33 winners, seven winners clear of his nearest pursuer JJ Slevin. Donal also rode a winner at this year’s Punchestown festival when Auvergnat, the horse that gave him his first winner, won the historic La Touche Cup over the famed banks’ course. He has enjoyed a fine run of success ever since and is well on target to better last season’s tally.Shane JacksonFrom Baltinglass, County Wicklow, Shane was Champion Conditional Jockey in Ireland in 2007/08 season. He started riding in Australia in 2012, and rides most for Warrnambool trainer Symon Wilde.  Having ridden 46 winners, his feature victories have included the Lafferty Hurdle and Australian Steeplechase aboard Wilde’s successful jumper Gold Medals and also won this year’s Grand National Hurdle aboard Cougar Express.Martin KellyOriginally from Kilmore Quay, Martin was a graduate of RACE and learned his trade under Jim Dreaper. He started riding in Australia in 2009, and has ridden 50 winners, including von Doussa and Great Eastern Steeplechases at the famous Oakbank Easter Racing Carnivals aboard champion jumper Thubiaan for Eric Musgrove. Arguably in career best form with 15 wins in the 2017/18 season. Jockeys Adam Short and Donal McInerney will fly out to Australia this Sunday, August 26, to join Australian-based jockeys Martin Kelly and Shane Jackson to make up the Irish team for the 2018 Australia v Ireland Jockey Challenge. NH Jockeys on team for Australia trip. Donal McInerney and Adam Short. Photo.carolinenorris.ieprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Mayo footballers bid to end losing streak against Galway

first_imgThe extraordinary ebb and flow of provincial superiority between old rivals Galway and Mayo goes back well over a century. In terms of Connacht championship titles, Galway have regained the edge on the roll of honour table 47-46 after beating Mayo for the last 3 years. The first of those wins (2016) stoppped Mayo in their efforts at an historic 6 in a row of Connacht titles. Perhaps Galway manager Kevin Walsh had the Indian sign over then Mayo manager Stephen Rochford, winning all 5 of their head to head meetings, but you could probably say the same thing about James Horan when he was first in charge of Mayo from 2010 to 2014. Horan has never lost to Galway as manager in 3 championship and 1 national league meeting, but that record will be on the line in Tuam Stadium next Sunday (1.30pm) when the sides clash in the semi final of the FBD League. After beating Mayo in both the national league and championship in 2008, Galway would have to wait 8 years for their next win over the ‘old enemy’ and when it arrived in surprising fashion in the 2016 Connacht semi final, it sparked a complete turn in fortunes with the Tribesmen now having won the last 5 meetings. Can James Horan resume where he left off with his 100% record intact, or will Kevin Walsh make it six wins on the bounce against Mayo? Something has to give next Sunday. Is it not time we had a draw? I wonder have Galway been practising their penalties since last weekend…. Galway v Mayo Results 2008 – 20182008 National Football League Division 1 – Galway 2-9 Mayo 1-112008 Connacht Senior Football Championship – Galway 2-12 Mayo 1-142009 National Football League Division 1 – Mayo 1-11 Galway 0-132009 Connacht Senior Football Championship – Mayo 2-12 Galway 1-142010 National Football League Division 1 – Mayo 2-14 Galway 1-102010 FBD Connacht Football League final – Mayo 0-12 Galway 0-92011 National Football League Division 1 – Mayo 2-14 Galway 0-122011 Connacht Senior Football Championship – Mayo 1-12 Galway 1-62013 Connacht Senior Football Championship – Mayo 4-16 Galway 0-112014 Connacht Senior Football Championship – Mayo 3-14 Galway 0-162015 Connacht Senior Football Championship – Mayo 1-15 Galway 2-82016 Connacht Senior Football Championship – Galway 1-12 Mayo 0-122017 Connacht Senior Football Championship – Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-112018 FBD Connacht Football League – Galway 1-10 Mayo 1-092018 National Football League Division 1 – Galway 1-13 Mayo 0-112018 Connacht Senior Football Championship – Galway 1-12 Mayo 0-12print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img For years Galway and Mayo were in separate groups in the pre-season competition, which included the 3rd level institutions until 2 years ago, and they could only meet in the final if both had topped their group. That last happened in 2010, when a flurry of late points helped Mayo to a 0-12 to 0-9 victory and the sides would not meet again until last year when the 5 Connacht counties played each other in a new round robin format and Galway were to edge out Mayo by a point, despite finishing the game with only 12 players.last_img read more

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