EHF Challenge Cup: SKA Minsk with one hand on the trophy, wins 31:26 in Luxembourg

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsSKA Minsk and Spartak Mironovic are on the way to return the club where it was at the end of the 80’s, when the club won three times the EHF Champions League in 1987, 1989 and 1990. This time SKA Minsk won the lowest in ranking European Competition – the Challenge Cup – but with the superb play they’ve showed this season and also the fact that they are pretty much able to parry Dinamo Minsk and Brest Meshkov in the domestic Belarussian Championship, we can surely expect them to challenge a higher in rank EHF Competition next season.In the first leg of the Challenge Cup final, SKA Minsk won 31:26 against Handball Esch in Luxembourg, and with this victory the second-leg seems only a formality. Pukhouski was the game’s top scorer, while at the same time he is the Challenge Cup top scorer as well. Meshkov Brest beat SKA Minsk for Belarussian Cup trophy 2016! Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail EHF Cup (Round 2): Ademar Leon and Nantes with dominant victories Related Items:challenge cup, esch, handball esch, martin muller, minsk, mironovitch, SKA Minsk, spartak mironovic Meshkov Brest win Belarussian championship 2016! 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. Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Is dirty money even dirtier than we thought?

first_imgFollowing a Property Week investigation into the true scale of the problem, I may have to do a Paddy Ashdown and eat my hat.Our findings reveal that the problem could be far worse than suggested. While it is almost impossible to establish just how much filthy foreign lucre is actually swilling around (as opposed to the clean stuff – which was, unfortunately, tarred with the same brush by Cameron), we can assess how much offshore money is coming in.We certainly aren’t the first to have realised that. Private Eye has looked into the issue extensively and just this week, the Evening Standard published the findings of its own investigation into the amount of offshore money coming into London over the past six years.However, previous investigations have analysed just part of the Land Registry database, and over a limited period of time. Property Week’s data journalist, Daniele Palumbo, has crunched the whole darn lot – in what we believe is the first analysis of the full database.We wanted to establish how much money is coming in, where it is coming into and where it is coming from – and as our seven-page investigation and interactive data online reveals, the numbers are truly eye-watering.A whopping £263bn has been invested in commercial and residential property in England and Wales by companies registered offshore since 2000. Last year alone (2014), some £32bn flooded in, 16 times the amount that was invested in 2000.We cannot infer from this that all of this is dirty money, of course. But we can surely conclude that if the amount of offshore investment has gone up so sharply, so too, quite probably, has the amount of dirty money.Where the money is coming into is fascinating: London and the South East, of course, but Greater Manchester too is a massively popular destination for offshore companies looking for a UK safe haven for their dosh. But more interesting, arguably, is where that dosh is coming from, and the disparities in the regimes in the different jurisdictions. While Jersey, the biggest offshore source of investment into UK property, is considered pretty benign, the British Virgin Islands, which are the second-biggest source, are cause for concern for many experts, who point to its less than transparent regime and the near-complete confidentiality given to companies registered in the territory.So what to do? Well, it would be helpful to have a better handle on the scale of a problem, but the National Crime Agency reckons that is impossible – and given that criminals don’t tend to publicise their illicit activities, it’s probably right. What we can do, however, is be more diligent in our own due diligence when it comes to dealing with offshore companies. Only then can we start to cleanse the UK property industry of dirty money.last_img read more

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Kenya High court rules minor candidate can contest presidential re-run

first_imgKenyan presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot of the Thirdway Alliance party poses for a photo during an interview with Reuters in Nairobi, Kenya, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Kenyan presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot of the Thirdway Alliance party poses for a photo during an interview with Reuters in Nairobi, Kenya, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Baz RatnerThe Kenyan election board should include Ekuru Aukot, who polled less than 1 percent in presidential elections in August, on the ballot in the event of a re-run, the High Court ruled on Wednesday, Reuters reports.Kenya’s Justice John Mativo ruled that presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot and 5 other candidates should be included on the ballot for the October 26 election re-run.“I find nothing to bar the petitioner from contesting the fresh election,” said Justice John Mativo, Reuters quotes him say.This comes after NASA opposition leader, Raila Odinga pulled out from the repeat presidential election on Tuesday.The court’s ruling means that President Uhuru Kenyatta still has a challenger come the October 26 repeat elections.8 August elections were annulled by the Supreme Court, citing irregularities. The court further called for repeat presidential elections on the 26 October.last_img read more

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Looby rolls up to take victory

first_imgDenis Lea.The Tara Court Golf SocietySunday, Dec. 17, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Nick Looby (13) 40pts 2nd Andy Featherstone (5) 37pts3rd Nick Caulfield (5) 36ptsB Flight1st Denis Lea (15) 35pts2nd Donal McGuigan (19) 34pts3rd Joe Peters (24) 32ptsIt was another cool day for golf and we again had some very good scores.  Nick Looby had his first outright win with us for this trip with an excellent forty points in A flight and as usual Andy Featherstone was in the prizes and today he was second with thirty seven, one ahead of Nick Caulfield in was third.Denis Lea was the winner in the B flight with thirty five points.  Donal McGuigan was second one point in arrears and Joe Peters was third with thirty two.For the second Sunday in a row we had no ‘2’.Tuesday, Dec. 19, Pattavia – Stableford1st Kevin Blake (8) 39pts2nd John Chambers (11) 34pts3rd Ken Hole (18) 32pts4th Russell Gilroy (18) 32ptsIt was quite a cool day today and with a very strong wind and between that and the lightning fast greens it meant that with one notable exception the scoring was low.None of that bothered Kevin Blake who was a very clear winner with a brilliant score of thirty nine points and he also had the only ‘2’ of the day.John Chambers has been playing steady since he arrived for this trip and today he was second with thirty four points, a good score under the conditions.  We then had three players on thirty two points, Sean McNamara has just arrived from Ireland just lost out on count-back to Russell Gilroy and Ken Hole.Thursday, Dec. 21, Bangpra – StablefordA Flight1st Andy Featherstone (5) 34pts2nd Shaun Merriman (11) 33pts3rd Michael Healy (14) 31ptsB Flight1st Ritchie Martin (27) 34pts\2nd Ken Hole (18) 28pts3rd Joe McArdle (16) 28ptsIt was more like the middle of low season than a few days before Xmas when we arrived here in Bangpra today to find the place deserted.  The course was in very good condition with very fast greens and as the fairways had also dried out it meant that what is a very long course was playing much shorter than usual.In the A flight, which was up to fourteen handicap, Andy Featherstone was the winner with thirty four points and posted the joint best score of the day.  Shaun Merriman came second with thirty three and we then had two players on thirty one points, Michael Healy winning the count-back over John Chambers to take the third place and he also recorded the only ‘2’ of the day.In the B flight, Ritchie Martin was a very popular winner with thirty four points and we had two players with twenty eight where Ken Hole won the count back to get second place ahead of Joe McArdle.last_img read more

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