Challenge Cup TOP 16: Pulawy in Belgium

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHere are the pairings for the EHF Challenge Cup TOP 16:Men’s Challenge Cup Last 16 pairings:Ramat Hashron HC (ISR) vs GAS Kilkis (GRE)HC Vise BM (BEL) vs KS Azoty-Pulawy (POL)Handball Club Odorhei (ROU) vs Red Boys Differdange (LUX)SL Benfica (POR) vs HB Dudelange (LUX)Liberty ABC/Uminho (POR) vs HC Dukla Praha (CZE)Pölva Serviti (EST) vs ZTR Zaporozhye (UKR)Stord Handball (NOR) HC Radnicki (SRB)HC Holon (ISR) vs Käsipalloseura Riihimäen Cocks ry (FIN) 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: Click to commentlast_img

Watch: Part 2 of Dale Earnhardt Jr. docuseries

first_imgThe episodes will air on Tuesdays between now and the Feb. 26 Daytona 500 (two episodes will air the final week). MORE: Part 1 RELATED: Visit the Nationwide 88 Facebook page RELATED: Timeline of Junior’s injury and recovery The second episode of “Unfinished Business,” a six-part series that documents Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to competition in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, was released Tuesday on the Nationwide 88 Facebook page.   Nationwide is the primary sponsor of Earnhardt’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and came up with the idea for the series.   In Chapter 2: The Art of the Helmet, Earnhardt goes deep on the reasoning behind his colorful race helmets, and the man who designs the skull. </p>last_img read more

CDC head: Global disease threats call for better tools

first_imgGlobal patterns of people, food, and medication that flow easily alongside elusive pathogens create a perfect storm that poses enormous public health challenges, such as two new viruses identified in China and the Middle East, a top US health officials said today.Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in a speech before the National Press Club in Washington, DC, that the new H7N9 avian flu virus detected in China earlier this year is a good example of the emerging risk.Scientists are now identifying one new infectious disease each year, such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), he said. And, on an average day, one new investigation is launched to explore a possible new threat.Using a “cough heard around the world” theme, Frieden outlined other key infectious disease threats, including drug-resistant tuberculosis, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), including carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, and potentially lethal bioweapon attacks, such as with Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax. “We are all connected through the air that we breathe,” Frieden said, noting that influenza is one of the main infectious diseases that keep public health officials awake at night. “There’s nothing that kills as many people as influenza.”Though health officials are making good use epidemiologic investigations and current technology to detect and quash disease outbreaks, the process could be streamlined with better and faster genome sequencing techniques and tools, Frieden said.However, he said funding shortfalls and the anticipated effects of budget sequestration have kept the CDC from investing in advanced molecular detection tools and have kept states, despite improving economies, from hiring back some of the 46,000 public health jobs that were lost over the past 4 years.Frieden said another top challenge over the next decade is to strengthen collaboration between healthcare providers and public health, not just to help drive down the number of HAIs, which lead to about 100,000 deaths each year. He said more collaboration between the two groups could also help identify infections that are “hiding in plain sight,” such as HIV and hepatitis C, in many patients who are already in the healthcare system.In another public health development in Washington, DC, today the White House recognized eight people as public health Champions of Change. One is Marion Kainer, MD, MPH, a physician and epidemiologist with the Tennessee Department of Health who played a key role in identifying the first fungal meningitis infections that were part of a multistate outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections.Frieden said Kainer’s quick work in identifying the outbreak resulted from the good long-standing relationships she’s had with the state’s healthcare community. The Champions of Change is a weekly program that recognizes people in different fields who spark innovative ideas or initiatives in their fields of expertise.In a press release today, Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director for Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), said the group is pleased to join the White House in honoring the public health Champions of Change.”These leaders are taking innovative approaches to improve the health of people in their communities—and showing real results,” Levi said. “Prevention is one of the most common-sense ways we can save lives and reduce healthcare costs, and the efforts of these champions show how to put prevention to work in effective ways.”See also:National Press Club announcementWhite House Champions of Change pageSep 10 TFAH statementlast_img read more

Mäenpää becomes a City player

first_imgThe Finnish international has recently been on trial in BS3 and continued to impress during the club’s pre-season training camp in Marbella.The 33-year-old has agreed a one-year deal at Ashton Gate, with a further year option, and arrives as a free agent after departing Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer.last_img

Vanderbilt baseball not alarmed by lull

first_imgVanderbilt believes what’s ailing its baseball team can be healed in an instant.The No. 5 Commodores (28-10, 11-4 SEC) have lost four of their last five, including three in a row, for their worst stretch since 2012.But heading to South Carolina (23-15, 6-9) for a three-game SEC series beginning Thursday (6:30 p.m./ESPNU), the defending national champion might not need a full weekend of wins to get back on track.“I think one inning is enough to do that,” Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin said. “I think momentum is enough to do that. If you feel anything positive moving in the right direction, boy, it can really carry some weight. Once you get that ball rolling, then Katy, bar the door.”But that big inning has been elusive lately. Over the past five games, Vanderbilt has played 51 innings but scored more than one run in a single inning only three times, with a high of three runs in an inning.The Commodores have averaged 3.6 runs over the past five games compared to 7.5 runs in the first 33. But even more optimistic than his coach, shortstop Dansby Swanson thinks Vanderbilt’s recent woes could end in a moment.Belmont piles on Vanderbilt’s slide“I think you can even turn it around in one play,” said Swanson, who leads the team in batting average (.364), home runs (7) and RBIs (34). “We have been close over the past couple of weeks, but we just haven’t been able to blow it open yet. It just takes one good at-bat or a series of at-bats to really get the momentum and confidence up of the entire group.”Swanson can perhaps say that with more confidence than his teammates. After all, the All-American has two doubles, two triples and two home runs during the five-game lull while most teammates have struggled.“Panicking is not the right word because we know the capabilities inside our locker room,” Swanson said. “We have a strong group of guys. We just need to piece together some good at-bats and good starts.”Vanderbilt’s pitching offers ample opportunity for a turnaround against the Gamecocks. Thursday’s starter, Carson Fulmer (6-1), tossed a shutout with a career-high 14 strikeouts against Ole Miss last week. And Friday’s starter, Walker Buehler (3-0), struck out a career-high 13 in eight innings in a no-decision, which ultimately ended in a 16-inning Vanderbilt loss.As for Saturday’s starting pitcher, Corbin said, “We have one. I just don’t know who he is yet.”Considering the recent losses have been close and this week is merely the midpoint of the SEC schedule, Corbin said urgency is in moderation.“We don’t look at those losses, and say, ‘Holy cow, we just haven’t played good baseball.’ You are looking at three one-run losses and a two-run loss, so the margin of difference is small,” Corbin said. “What frustrates the kids is that they had opportunities to bang open every game.“… But I think the basis of this program is about preparing yourself for moments like this when you say, ‘OK, we are going to get through this and learn to fight through it.’ If they are willing to battle, then nothing is insurmountable.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. NEXT SERIES NO. 5 VANDERBILT (28-10, 11-4 SEC) at SOUTH CAROLINA (23-15, 6-9)When: Thursday (6:30 p.m.), Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (noon)TV: ESPNU (Thursday), SEC Network (Friday), ESPN2 (Saturday)Radio: 560-AM, 95.9-FM Vanderbilt pitcher John Kilichowski (21) hurls in a pitch during the Commodores’ game against Belmont at Hawkins Field on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Nashville. Vanderbilt lost 3-2.last_img read more