IHF extends WCh 2021 team’s list on 20 players

first_imgRecommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsBased on the recommendation of the IHF COVID-19 Medical Task Force, the IHF Council has decided to increase the number of players allowed per team at the 27th IHF Men’s World Championship to be held in Egypt in January 2021. For Egypt 2021, each team will be allowed 20 players instead of 18 on the definitive list, with the standard 16 still on the match report.The measure is designed to provide teams a wider pool of players and to have more alternate players in case of any health issue that might occur. Additionally, the provision aims to avoid player injuries resulting from the reduced amount of training and matches due to the pandemic.The decision was made by the IHF Council in a meeting on 18 September and applies only for the 27th IHF Men’s World Championship. The costs for the four additional players per team are to be covered by the IHF. The IHF Council also previously modified the regulation regarding the maximum number of replacements for each team competing at an IHF World Championship from three to five. This is to ensure no team is forced to make unsafe decisions and that players can be more easily replaced.The IHF COVID-19 Medical Task Force was formed in July 2020, with a special view towards management of the Egypt 2021 World Championship and the Olympic Games, including the handball qualification events, also scheduled to take place next year. Egypt put North Macedonia 19 goals behind EGYPT 2021: BiH, Latvia, Russia and Poland to start from Play-Off matches in April France and Portugal celebrate routine wins Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail 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. Related Items:World Handball Championship 2021last_img read more

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BFS2014 Berlin Finds: 8bar’s new Kronprinz road from Berliner FahrradSchau

first_img8bar, whose video we featured a month ago from their adventurous fixed gear ride across the alps, has a new road bike frameset coming this summer, their first geared option. The Kronprinz was first shown this weekend at the show in Berlin. Read on for pricing, more details from 8bar, and how the bike got its name. The final pre-production aluminum frame weighed in at 1300g for a size medium and has clearance for 28mm tires. (We measured it, and 32s would probably fit as well.) We will keep in touch, and maybe try to test the bike out when the first full production batch is available. 8bar also has 2 other single speed models, one road (Krzberg) and one cyclocross (Tflsberg), that they offer as lower cost semi-custom build bikes with a durable spec through their web-based configuration tool.8bar-bikes.comcenter_img The new Kronprinz, a 6066-T6 aluminum frame, made its debut over the weekend and will be available at the end of the summer for <700€ including a full carbon fork. It uses a traditional bottom bracket and a tapered fork. Like the other bikes in the 8bar line, this one is named after a place in Berlin, although a bit indirectly. In the forest of Grunewald on the west side of Berlin there are many great riding opportunities away from the bustle of the city, including DH trails, sandy/rooty singletrack, and hardpack and paved forest roads. One of these roads popular with cyclists around the park (having ridden there myself after the show) is named for a Crown Princess, so 8bar thought it fitting to give her a Crown Prince.last_img read more

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Overland Park hopes state will pass LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill — but would consider own measure if legislature doesn’t act

first_imgMayor Carl Gerlach said the state was in a better position to enforce anti-discrimination measures than cities. File photo.Saying the Kansas legislature is the best venue for addressing discrimination issues, the Overland Park City Council on Monday affirmed its support of an anti-discrimination bill recently introduced in Topeka. However if the bill fails, Overland Park leaders vow to bring their own non-discrimination resolution up for discussion.The city became the latest in Johnson County to consider whether to formalize protections for LGBTQ residents. Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, and in 2014, Roeland Park have all approved non-discrimination measures. But unlike Overland Park, the other cities enacted ordinances that work at the municipal level.Reps. Susan Ruiz and Brandon Woodard have introduced a bill in the House that would provide legal protections for LGBTQ Kansans. Photo credit office of Rep. Brandon Woodard.Overland Park took a different path with its resolution, which signaled Kansas’s second-largest city’s support for a change in state law proposed by the two first openly LGBTQ members of the Kansas legislature, Reps. Susan Ruiz and Brandon Woodard, both of the Shawnee Mission area.The state is in a better position to enforce discrimination issues than cities, said Mayor Carl Gerlach on Monday. With a state anti-discrimination law in place, victims could sue for damages. But the most a city can do with an ordinance is levy a fine, Gerlach said.The measure approved Monday puts the city on record against discrimination by sexual orientation. But it would have to be revisited if state lawmakers don’t approve their non-discrimination bill. In that case, the council would have to come back and devise some mechanism for enforcement, he said.Council members at a committee of the whole meeting indicated they were willing to do that. Councilmember Curt Skoog offered to bring it before the council’s community development committee, which he chairs.A non-discrimination bill in the statehouse has potential this year. The bills in the House and Senate have 53 sponsors, and Gov. Laura Kelly has reinstated protections for LGBTQ citizens that were eliminated by former Gov. Sam Brownback. But there is opposition. After the bills were introduced, opponents put forward one that would label same-sex marriages “parody” marriages and seek to stop the state from recognizing them.Council members expressed no reservations about the non-discrimination measure.“I think it’s great that a city of our size and magnitude in Kansas as the second largest city – it says a lot by doing this,” said Councilmember Chris Newlin.Gerlach said there are a lot of questions about the kinds of ordinances that have been passed by other cities, including whether such ordinances are even legal. But approving an ordinance without some way to enforce it is “not the way we work,” he said. “Hopefully we all agree that we want to get rid of all discrimination in our city,” he said.last_img read more

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A Summer Share On Steroids

first_imgLush accommodations at “A Room at The Beach”For Lucy Swift Weber and Charles Lemonides, simplicity should be the first ingredient of any recipe for a Hamptons hotel. But thanks to their eye for high design and lush living, the enterprising couple and creators of the newly opened “A Room at The Beach” have gone several steps further. And now, as they like to put it, “what was once a rather average motel has been transformed into a luxurious and serene oasis.” Located a stone’s throw from downtown Bridgehampton (and, counter-intuitively, some two miles from the beach), the quaint 10-room operation is set into a wooded, 1.5-acre plot and is roughly what you’d expect if a summer share house were grown to twice its natural size and carrying capacity: There’s an outdoor pool and sauna, a suite of Weber grills at your disposal, and a fleet of Serena & Lily bicycles. Each room, individually designed by Weber, is a unique collection of antiques and flea market finds, Frette linens, and rainfall showers. Gourmet minibars are stocked with Casa Dragones tequila and treats from L&W Market on Main Street, Bridgehampton, the latest offshoot of the Almond group, conveniently co-owned by Lemonides’s brother, Eric. On-site yoga classes, massage, and aromatherapy are available by appointment. Needless to say, all of that doesn’t come cheap. For your own room at the not-quite-the-beach, prices start at $420 per night, with weekend rates currently topping out just above $800 per night.A Room at The Beach is located at 2668 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. Reservations can be made online at www.iwantaroomatthebeach.com. Sharelast_img read more

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Dominica China Friendship Bridge reopens fully

first_img Share Share LocalNews Dominica China Friendship Bridge reopens fully by: – July 23, 2018 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share The Dominica China Friendship Bridge reopened to two lanes of traffic on Monday 23 July 2018 after the southern lane had been closed to undertake repair work.The bridge, which connects Hanover Street with Pottersville, suffered damage during the passage of Hurricane Maria.“Post Hurricane Maria, the Friendship Bridge sustained damages to mainly the southern approach slabs, the guard rails and a section of the foot path,” Site Engineer and Construction Manager at NSG, Adeko Collymore told Vibes Radio on Monday.NSG Limited of Barbados, the same company which constructed the new West Bridge, was contracted to repair the Dominica China Friendship Bridge. The Dominica China Friendship Bridge when it was commissioned in February 2012“This southern approach was basically compromised when storm water from the Roseau River entered an abandoned storm drain in the eastern upstream windwall. The water there scurried away all the film material beneath the south approach slab and its basically left a big void beneath the approach slabs running east to west,” Collymore explained.He added that a section of the footpath and the guard rails were taken by large debris, trees passing in the river currents.At 10AM on Monday, the barricades which were installed to restrict traffic flow from Elliot Avenue unto River Bank were removed and the entire bridge opened.Collymore noted that there were “some minor setbacks” in coordinating with utility providers DOMLEC, DOWASCO and FLOW as their lines were passing through the area “so the effort came in coordinating those services and getting everything expedited”. He extended “a special thank you” to the utility companies DOMLEC, DOWASCO and FLOW “for working closely with us to have this effort coordinated and also our sub-contractors that did an excellent job in working under trying circumstances”. 534 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Dijon Dash Enyeama’s Hopes of Returning to Competitive Football

first_imgFormer Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama will have to remain without a club after his purported move to French Ligue 1 side Dijon FCO.Busybuddies had earlier reported that the former Lille shot-stopper was undergoing trials with Les Rouges in a bid to return to competitive football.Enyeama had been released by his former side in August 2018 after returning from an injury he suffered in April. He has been inactive for more than a year.Despite the setback, the 36-year-old is not ready to call it quits and even went on his official Instagram page to thank Dijon for giving him the opportunity to try out with the team.Meanwhile, Dijon are still in search for a goalkeeper after the departure of Bobby Allain whose contract ended after the 2018/2019 season. Relatedlast_img read more

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