Mads Mensah follows Jacobsen in Rhein-Neckar Lowen

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsNot only Rhein-Neckar Lowen are taking the brilliant Nikolaj Jacobsen from Aalborg Handball as the coach next season, but also one of their best players is joining the Bundesliga too. Mads Mensah, one of the promising Danish players, has signed a contract with the Mannheim side and will be joining them next year. At the moment the player is with the Danish national team preparations for the upcoming EHF EURO 2014. Click to comment Recommended for you German trio and Wisla Plock for EHF European League 2021 trophy TOP FORM BEFORE TRIP TO COLOGNE: THW Kiel put RNL 9 goals behind Related Items:aalborg, handbold, jacobsen, mads mensah, nikolaj jacobsen, Rhein Neckar Lowen IT’S OFFICIAL: Klaus Gärtner replaces Schwalb, Sebastian Hinze form 2022! 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

IRONMAN response to COVID-19

first_imgThe IRONMAN Group has issued a statement to all athletes and stakeholders as a response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak…To our global community,We know that both our athletes and our communities want to be racing; we do too.While The IRONMAN Group’s mission is to provide exceptional, life-changing race experiences for athletes of all levels, from their first step to the finish line, we can only accomplish this by providing the safest possible environment, and safeguarding the citizens of our host communities.COVID-19 has substantially altered the global sports landscape and will have material impact on the mass participation industry in the immediate term. We want to reassure you that the health and well-being of our community is our primary concern. To this end, we are doing our part to communicate effectively and follow public health agencies and governmental authorities’ recommendations.We expect that there are going to be substantial and widespread event postponements in the coming weeks and months. The decision to proceed, restrict, modify or postpone an event will be based on availability of community resources and ongoing event-specific risk assessment in coordination with the relevant healthcare and government authorities and the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Board, an independent medical advisory board focused on health and safety.For events that will continue, The IRONMAN Group, along with the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Board, has outlined a series of pragmatic and practical actions designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 or any other infectious agent to athletes and to members of our host communities. These steps will help athletes achieve their goals while allowing communities to secure the benefits of hosting mass participation sporting events. They will be implemented worldwide at all IRONMAN Group events beginning March 19 and will continue indefinitely.Self-care and Risk MinimizationAthletes who are sick or have been potentially exposed to an infectious agent must not compete or attend events, as this puts others at risk. As a community, we each have a personal responsibility to protect each other by complying with this rule.We ask that all athletes, volunteers and partners follow the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for basic protective measures against the new coronavirus:Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.Regularly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash your hands with soap and water, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Practice good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of used tissues immediately and appropriately in a bin.Providing Flexibility to AthletesCertain races will be postponed or cancelled due to the outbreak and we will communicate these as soon as practical. Our goal will be to move the race to a date later in the year. We work in close partnership with the relevant public health authorities in the territories where the races take place and err on the side of safety for our athletes and the host community. If an event cannot occur on the scheduled date, we will take the following actions:Postponement: Registered athletes for events that are postponed due to COVID-19 by the local health authorities are automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals into the same event the next year.Cancellation: Registered athletes for events that are cancelled due to COVID-19 by the local health authorities are automatically deferred to the same race in 2021.Other options: We are vetting other options to allow displaced athletes to race in 2020 and will communicate those in due course.Athletes in Quarantined/Restricted Territories: For athletes in certain designated quarantine or restricted territories who have registered for races that take place before June 1, 2020 and have NOT been postponed or cancelled, we will aid in finding alternative races later in the season.For those who are sick, feel unwell, or have been potentially exposed to an infectious agent in advance of a race that will take place, do not come to the race; instead seek medical care. Once you have done so, contact the relevant Athlete Services representative for your race and we will attempt to find you another solution.Safe Event ExperienceIn order to provide the safest experience for our athletes, we are instituting the following at our races, effective March 19.Reinforcing Social Distancing in all elements of the eventThe hours of on-site event registration will be expanded.Athletes will be allowed to pick up their athlete race kit/race bib and immediately exit expo area.Athlete density will be decreased by increasing individual race space staging, corrals, etc.No-handshake behavior will be encouraged for the duration of the event.Athlete briefing information will be available digitally only.Non-core, high-contact services (e.g. wetsuit peeling) will be suspended.Hygiene FirstStaff and volunteers who are interacting with participants pre-race, on race day and post-race will be provided gloves.Hand-washing stations and sanitation stations around the venue for athletes, volunteers and spectators will be increased.No-touch waste disposal stations and receptacles will be rolled out as available.Frequently touched surfaces at race venue locations such as workstations, product distribution areas, tables and electronic devices will be cleaned regularly.When possible, on-course food and fluid supplies will be single use/single serving closed packagingAthletes planning to return home by airplane or rail are encouraged to avoid travel post-event for 24 hours allowing their immune system time to recover post-race.No onsite interviews or press conference with professional athletes.No handshake/contact on the race podium.Printed document distribution will be eliminated.Medical ServiceEducation and awareness training regarding signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be provided to all medical and volunteer staff.Frequent communication with health authorities and healthcare facilities will be implemented to assist in assessment, referral and initial management of suspected COVID-19 illness of staff, participants, volunteers, and spectators.This is a highly dynamic situation and we will continue to adapt and adjust as appropriate. We appreciate your patience in the coming days and weeks.We recognize that this is a challenging time but our community will endure. We are inspired by your ambition, and endeavor to be worthy of your commitment.As further updates are available, they will be posted at and in addition to our individual event sites and social media pages.Thank you for your continued support, and we wish you the best in health and wellness.Andrew MessickPresident & Chief Executive OfficerThe IRONMAN Relatedlast_img read more

World infrastructure market March 2009

first_imgAustralia: QR has won a A$100m eight-year contract for rail grinding on ARTC’s interstate network.Chile: Metro de Santiago has awarded Alstom a €5·3m contract to supply Sacem ATC on the 3·8 km Los Dominicos extension of Line 1. China: Siemens and Beijing Huatie ITDC have won a €32m contract to supply Trainguard MT CBTC, Vicos controls and Sicas interlockings for the 32 km Guangzhou – Foshan inter-urban line. The first phase is due to open in October 2010. Hangzhou Metro has awarded GE Transportation, Ztinstall and Supcon a contract to supply RailEdge integrated supervision and control systems for the 54 km Line 1 scheduled to open at the end of 2011. France: RFF has named a consortium led by TDF as preferred bidder for the 15-year PPP for network-wide GSM-R (RG 1.09 p9). The consortium includes Vinci Energie, Vinci Concessions, telecoms group SFR and AXA Investment Managers Paris.Sytral has awarded a consortium of Areva and ACC-IM a €58m contract to replace signalling on Lyon metro lines A and B with CBTC based on Areva’s Pegasus system. Driverless operation is planned in the longer term.India: Indra has won a €4·2m contract to supply and maintain contactless ticketing and access management equipment for the 12 stations on Mumbai Metro Line 1. Lithuania: LG has awarded UAB Fima a €46m contract for signalling on 100 route-km, including the line between Kaunas and Kaliningrad, and a line bypassing Kaunas where the power supply will be modernised. Work will be undertaken in collaboration with AZD Praha, which is supplying ESA11 interlockings. Morocco: Oncfm has awarded Indra and Spanish infrastruture authority ADIF a €3·2m contract to install a Da Vinci operations management system for the national network. ADIF owns the intellectual property rights to Da Vinci software.Netherlands: A five-year infrastructure maintenance contract covering 300 km of track and 300 turnouts around Venlo and Eindhoven has been awarded to Strukton.Norway: Jernbaneverket has awarded Nokia Siemens Networks a 20-year contract to support the GSM-R network it supplied and which has now been in operation for more than a year. Saudi Arabia: Thales and Saudi Binladen Group have won a 2bn riyal contract for signalling and telecoms on the North–South railway project.Spain: ADIF is to call tenders for the installation of a third rail for 1 435 mm gauge trains on the 22 km between Castellbisbal and the Can Tunis freight terminal in Barcelona, within a budget of €19·1m.Thales and Dimetronic have selected Alcatel-Lucent to supply IP/MPLS communications for the Madrid – Valencia high speed line (RG 8.08 p474).Turkmenistan: After meeting President Berdymukhamedov in February, Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin said RZD would be the prime contractor for the north–south line linking Iran to Kazakhstan (RG 1.08 p8).UK: Transport for London has awarded Carillion Rail a seven-year contract worth £80m to maintain the East London Line when it re-opens in June 2010 following Phase 1 of the extension programme.Siemens’ Rail Infrastructure business is to supply fixed telecoms for the Newport area resignalling. Under a £400m programme, 23 signalling ?areas in south Wales will be controlled from a centre in Cardiff by 2015.Corus Railway Infrastructure Services has won the design contract for the remodelling of Reading station, with Grimshaw Architects, structural engineer WSP and cost manager Turner & Townsend.Network Rail has selected Amey-Colas, Babcock Rail, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Grant Rail, Jarvis and Trackwork to undertake up to £800m of planned track enhancement works over the next five years.Network Rail is to test sleepers made from recycled plastic by I-plas.USA: A ceremonial groundbreaking for a 7 km extension of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Blue Line from Garland to Rowlett will be held this month, following the award of a $188m design and build contract to Austin Bridge & Road. Completion is scheduled for December 2012.last_img read more

Ryan storms to Maquoketa win

first_imgBy Rob HinckleyMAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 23) – There was a lot of dodging raindrops Saturday evening at Maquo­keta Speedway.Matt Ryan just wiped his visor and barely had to dodge any traffic.Ryan stormed by Kelly Pestka on lap three and cruised to the Andover Meat IMCA Late Model feature win on Night. The winner did not hit lapped traffic until past the halfway point of the 25-lapper.“I was searching around looking to maybe find another way around and thought, man, maybe I better get back down where I was at. I figured the 7 (Andy Nezworski) and 58 (Jeremiah Hurst) were right on me.”The 2017 track champion was exactly right. Nezworski and Hurst were next in line. Pestka and Don Pataska rounded out the top five. It was Ryan’s second straight win at the track and fifth in less than a month overall.Jeff Larson and Bryce Garnhart had combined for all six IMCA Modified wins – until this night. Justin Kay broke that streak with an impressive 20-lap win, leading just the final circuit thanks to a slide job on race-long leader Timmy Current.A total of 21 B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMods took the green flag for the 15-lap fi­nale. Seventeen different drivers ran in the top 10 during the event. Tyler Soppe had the upper hand and won again.Donnie Louck beat an impressive field of Ueland Auto IMCA Stock cars and topped the 15-lap feature.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks kept up the ultra competitiveness with several cars within range of the win. But Daniel Wauters took it first to the checkers again for his fifth straight 12-lap victory.Dakota Simonsen led most of the way. Wauters was sent to the tail after an early race incident,A total of 111 race teams jammed the pits. A rain shower delayed the start of hot laps, but racing was still completed around 10:30 p.m.last_img read more

Harry Birthday, Harry Potter!

first_imgAuthor J.K. Rowling in 2007 with the final book in her “Harry Potter” series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”; SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Happy birthday, Harry Potter! June 26 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in then-unknown author J.K. Rowling’s soon-to-be wildly popular Harry Potter book series.Scottish-born Joanne Rowling was a single mother in 1990 when she began working on Philosopher’s Stone, her very first novel.  It was published in the U.K. in 1997, with an initial print run of just 500 copies.  It was her publisher who suggested Rowling adopt the pen name of J.K. Rowling, fearing young boys might not buy a book written by a female author.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was an unqualified smash, and sold some 300,000 copies by 1999.  The U.S. edition was published September 1, 1998, with the modified title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  A year later, it was the #1 New York Times fiction bestseller, where it remained for nearly a year.There have been seven Harry Potter novels in all, the last — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows —  published worldwide July 2, 2007.  All of the novels were made into hit movies and inspired a handful of spin-off projects, including the recent play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the website Pottermore.   In 2001, Rowling also wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on a book mentioned in the Harry Potter series.  A new film franchise based on the book’s fictional author, Newt Scamander, is in production, the first of which debuted in 2016.Harry Potter has also made Rowling a very rich woman.  The 2017 Sunday Times Rich List put her personal worth at 650 million pounds, about $827.5 million U.S.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more