Gojko Cimirot invited to play in football match against Israel

first_img(Source: klix.ba/ photo radiosarajevo) Gojko Cimirot will be one of the football representatives of B&H, who will compete for a qualifying match against Israel at Bilino Polje stadium, on the 12th of June.After the match of the last round of Premier League between FC Sarajevo and FC Sloboda, head coach of B&H national football team, Mehmed Baždarević, invited this brilliant young football player of Maroon team to come to the gathering of the Dragons, which is scheduled at 3 pm today, in Hotel Herzegovina, Ilidža.Selector Baždarević has already published a list of B&H national team representatives for this very important meeting about qualification. The list includes following players: Asmir Begović, Ibrahim Šehić, Ratko Dujković, Mensur Mujdža, Emir Spahić, Ermin Bičakčić, Ervin Zukanović, Sead Kolašinac, Ognjen Vranješ, Toni Šunjić, Avdija Vršajević, Edin Višća, Izet Hajrović, Muhamed Bešić, Miralem Pjanić, Anel Hadžić, Haris Medunjanin, Edin Cocalić, Senad Lulić, Tino Sven Sušić, Vedad Ibišević, Edin Džeko, Ermin Zec and Milan Djurić.Stojan Vranješ and Semir Štilić will join them later on.Match B&H – Israel is scheduled for 8:45 pm, on the 12th of June at Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica.last_img read more

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Red Dress Event Brings NY Fashion To Red Bank For Heart…

first_imgThe Red Dress Event comes to Red Bank on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Buona Sera Restaurant. The event, in its fourth year, will educate and empower women to take control of their heart health.In partnership with The Heart Truth campaign, Meridian CardioVascular Network will host a cocktail party that features several dresses from the Red Dress Collection. Guests will get a close-up view of dresses created by several notable designers, hot off the runway from New York’s Fashion Week.The event features signature red cocktails; heart healthy hors d’oeuvres and music along with door prizes and giveaways. Tickets are $50, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Meridian Women’s Heart Connection- a program aimed at building awareness of women’s heart disease and keeping women informed and healthy. The evening will also feature stories from local women who have survived heart disease with the help of Meridian hospitals, as well as expert tips on how to decrease risk factors.To purchase tickets or for more information call 1-800-DOCTORS.To view a complete listing of events that will take place this year, or to learn more about heart health matters visit 365DaysofHeart.com.last_img read more

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Soccer Training Center Opens On Red Bank’s West Side

first_imgBy John Sorce |RED BANK – A brand new 5,000-square foot training facility dedicated to soccer training is now welcoming enthusiasts in the West Side business district.Elite Sports Training opened its doors in late November at 264 Shrewsbury Ave. and is offering individual, semi-private and team training.“Me and my partners all have children in the soccer community who play on high-level teams,” said Tim Lockard, director of operations. “The one thing we noticed is there seemed to be such a huge need for something extra, other than team practices. We were looking for places to train, and there was a need for that additional training, and we thought it would be a good idea.”On a recent wintry afternoon after school, 13 young girls were clearly having a good time as they were led through a training exercise on the distinctive black turf between the soccer goals. Along the grey walls were fitness equipment like medicine balls and a rope, and nearby a seated waiting area for parents. “NO DAYS OFF,” Elite Sports Training’s motto, was painted on the top of the wall in red capital letters.The motto is “No Days Off,” because success comes from discipline.“We want these kids to know if you are practicing Monday, Wednesday, Friday with your team, we want to see you Tuesday or Thursday,” Lockard said. “Give us that one opportunity a week to prove we can make you better than everybody else.”The company founders chose their location carefully. “It seemed that all the indoor places that we bring our children are pretty far away – at least a good 45 minutes to an hour,” said Lockard, who lives in western Monmouth County but shuttles his son to practice and play with high level teams in Middletown and Red Bank. “This seemed like a good central Jersey location to open up a spot like that and provide that opportunity for local kids.“It’s a very up and coming area,” Lockard said about the West Side business district. “Even though I live in Howell, my son practices at Count Basie Field. It seemed like aside from there being a need for what we offer, that just seemed to be the natural fit, as far as area goes.”Lockard said that the availability of parking was the top concern when first opening the business, since they do not have a dedicated parking lot. So far, it’s working out because parents have found parking on the street, or drop off their kids while they run errands or go shopping. “We’ve been blessed in that we really have not had too much of an issue regarding parking,” Lockard said. “That might be in regard to the times that we are offering our sessions, offering them later in the day during the week. We have been lucky.”A typical 90-minute session consists of 45 minutes of soccer specific training. For the other 45 minutes, kids will go to another part of the facility, where they will not touch a soccer ball. “You are going to use your own body weight in speed, strength and agility exercises, ropes, steps, no weights,” Lockard said. “Based off the age of the child, they are going to get what is appropriate for them.”Athletes focus on skills training and work on speed and agility.Parents can sign up their kids of all ages through high school for $100/month, which allows them one 90-minute training session a week.“The fact that we can offer soccer specific training, as well as core training, all encompassed in one visit put us apart from anybody else. I think the staff that we have – we have a staff of six with four trainers – are all at the top of their fields,” Lockard said.“We want to make it affordable. We don’t want to see kids who have talent be left out because they can’t afford high level training, or because of availability. That was important for us and that’s why we offer a lot of hours,” he added.Elite Sports Training offers a training staff who had accomplished careers on the pitch, and one of those is Brendan Murphy. After picking up the game as a five-year-old in Howell, Murphy went on to attend the Red Bull Academy, Harrison, and then played midfield for the collegiate soccer program at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fl.Lockard believes his staff can elevate players to the next level. All he hopes for is to have people give them a chance. “So far, everybody that has come in has wanted more. We have not had one unhappy person yet. They absolutely love the programs and the trainers,” he said.Sessions run during the week from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on the weekends from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.This article was first published in the Jan. 11-18, 2018 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

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Warriors’ Draymond Green shoots for the sky: ‘My goal is to be a billionaire’

first_imgDraymond Green wants to be a billionaire.Welcome to the club, bub. The end of the line is waaaaay back there.Of course, Green, whose hyper-competitiveness is the wind beneath the Warriors’ wings, has a head start on the rest of us. Taking advantage of his team’s home base, Green has been cozying up to billionaires, venture capitalists and angel investors in and around Silicon Valley the past few years. Recently an investment of his, Smile Direct Club — an at-home orthodontics service — went …last_img

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Nod for Limpopo’s De Hoop dam

first_img11 June 2004The government has approved the construction of the second phase of the Olifants River Water Project, which includes a large dam at De Hoop on the Steelpoort river in Limpopo province.The project, which will cost over R3-billion, will also involve construction of extensive bulk water distribution infrastructure, in the form of pipelines and pump stations, and the raising of the Flag Boshielo Dam wall on the Olifants River near Marble Hall by five metres.Construction on the De Hoop dam is due to start in late 2005, subject to the necessary environmental approvals. The dam is expected to start supplying water by 2009, with the full yield by 2011.The project, to be carried out by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, will supply water for social and economic development in large parts of the Olifants and Mogalakwena/Sand Catchments of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.“People in these areas will benefit directly through employment opportunities in mining and associated developments, and also in the availability of water for domestic purposes”, said Water Affairs and Forestry Minister Buyelwa Sonjica.The project also includes pipelines and associated pump stations from the dam site at De Hoop to mining developments as well as to the existing Olifants/Sand Transfer Scheme, which supplies water to Polokwane. A branch pipeline to Jane Furse and the Nebo Plateau is also being planned.The project will create extensive employment opportunities during the construction period, which is expected to last about five years.Sonjica described the project as “an excellent example of cooperative governance”, saying her department and the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provincial governments, in consultation with local communities and private sector companies, had investigated numerous options for making more water available in the area before recommending the dam at De Hoop.The minister said the construction costs would in part be covered through contributions from economic water users, while the government would fund the planning, initial design and water for social needs.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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SA pair win Atlantic Rowing Race

first_img22 January 2008Only about 300 people have rowed the 2 500 nautical miles covered in the Atlantic Rowing Race – roughly one-fifth the number of people who have reached the top of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.South Africans Bill Godfrey and Peter van Kets have now not only completed the trans-Atlantic crossing; when they rowed into English Harbour in Antigua in the early hours of Tuesday morning, it was as the winners in the pairs division of the Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race.The event began on 2 December 2007 from San Sebastian, La Gomera in the Canary Islands.After 51 days at sea in their seven-metre boat, Gquma Challenger – “gquma” in isiXhosa means the roar of a lion, or the sound of a breaking wave – the two East Londoners completed their epic voyage, second only to the fours boat Pura Vida, which crossed the finish line in first place overall on Saturday.Tough fightGodfrey and Van Kets were made to fight all the way for their pairs victory, however. After 2 552 nautical miles (4 726 kilometres), they finished only 20 miles ahead of their nearest rival, No Fear, rowed by Britain’s Jon Csehi and Nick Histon.Apart from the distance, most of the challenges were predictable, such as having to contend with varying weather conditions, including storms that resulted in big seas.Some of the challenges were predetermined by the race rules that prohibited any assistance whatsoever, with disqualification the punishment for those receiving outside help.All food and drinking supplies, including a desalinator to produce drinking water, had to be carried on board the 7.1 by 1.9 metre boats, which were purposely built for the race.Purpose-built boatOn board, they carried a satellite phone, a laptop computer for monitoring weather patterns, and other sophisticated instruments.There was not much that could be done, though, to prepare for the company of flying fish, one of which gave Godfrey a big smack on his head!A visit to the Gquma website’s blog reveals messages of congratulations: “Simply the Best” is the title of one, while another reads “A stunning achievement”, and another “You are the champions, champions of the world”.With Antigua six hours behind South Africa, an increasing number of congratulatory messages are sure to be posted on the website.Strong pedigreesBoth Godfrey and Van Kets brought strong pedigrees into the race, although nothing they had previously done could have prepared them for task they faced.Godfrey was previously a member of the South African national rowing squad. He lived in the United Kingdom for some time and while there competed at Henley and other major UK events.On the Team Gquma website, he explained why he decided to take on the Atlantic Rowing Race, saying: “It’s there and it has to be done.”In good steadVan Kets, a relative newcomer to ocean rowing, has a background in kayaking and surf ski racing, which stood him in good stead for the Atlantic crossing.He twice contested the 255 kilometre Port Elizabeth to East London Surf Ski Challenge, which gave him some idea about the demanding test he and Godfrey would face.The last words about Godfrey in his profile on the website read: “He will do everything in his power to prove his worth and make South Africa proud”.Having won the race with Van Kets, Godfrey and his partner have both proved their worth and made South Africa proud. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Raised-Heel Trusses Make Better Enclosures

first_img1. I may be dating myself with this reference to the classic 1971 song by Traffic, The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, but let me state for the record that I was only 10 years old when it came out and didn’t find out about it until much later. Now Joe Lstiburek, on the other hand, is an old guy who probably listened to the album in his bedroom after hockey practice and got yelled at by his parents for playing it too loudly. ↩ And speaking of venting, check out Image #3, a Building America photo showing incorrect installation of the baffles. The problem there is that the cardboard baffles are stapled to the inside of the top plate. In this house, as a result, there’s going to be absolutely no insulation directly over that exterior wall (unless the problem was corrected). That’s the kind of stuff that causes not only higher energy bills but also comfort problems because of reduced mean radiant temperature, durability problems because of condensation (including frost on the ceiling and walls in cold climates), and indoor air quality problems because of mold growth due to the condensation.Specify roof trusses with a raised heelBut we know how to solve this problem. The pen test will help you spot problems like this. The solution for roofs framed with trusses is something called the raised-heel truss, also called an energy-heel truss or energy truss. (But be sure to see the name I propose below!) Image #4 below comes from a paper by the Engineered Wood Association titled Raised-Heel Trusses for Efficient, Cost-Effective, Comfortable Homes.Note the extra height at the heel of the raised-heel truss (at the right in Image #4) compared to the conventional truss (at left). You can get about 15 inches of space for insulation in raised-heel trusses. That’s a lot better than 4 inches, and it makes the attic insulation overall much closer (if not equal) to the flat side of things than the lumpy side. Insulation, like gravy, should not be lumpy, you know.Another Building America photo below (Image #5) shows a raised-heel truss and you can see even with the baffle for venting installed, there’s a lot of room for insulation.Preventing wind-washingLet me draw your attention to one more benefit of raised-heel trusses. You can run the exterior sheathing up from the wall onto the heel of the truss. That gives you a nice dam to prevent wind-washing, a common problem at the eaves of conventional roofs.Those venting baffles shown in a couple of the photos below are supposed to prevent wind-washing, but when they aren’t installed, as is the case in many older homes, or when they’re improperly installed, wind comes up through the soffit vents and blows the insulation back into the attic. Even if an attic started with some insulation over the exterior walls, there may not be any there after a while if the attic is subject to wind-washing. That sheathing on raised-heel trusses makes it nearly impossible for the insulation on the edge to be blown inward.The same principles apply to roofs framed onsite. You need to adjust the framing at the edge to allow for more insulation over the exterior walls at the eaves. The final photo below (Image #6) is a Building America diagram showing how to frame a roof with extra space by putting another top plate on the top of the ceiling joists.If you’re building a house and not adjusting your construction techniques to allow for adequate insulation at the exterior walls, you’re missing a big opportunity. My only problem with raised-heel trusses, however, is the name. Raised, to me, indicates that the whole thing is lifted up. The top chord is higher but so is the bottom chord. Really, though, the whole thing is taller, not raised. So I propose we give these energy-saving trusses a new name: high-heeled trusses. Yeah! I like it. That’s got some serious low spark1. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. A comfortable, energy-efficient home begins with a good building enclosure. That means control layers. You’ve got to control the flows of moisture, air, and heat.Today, let’s talk about controlling heat and further. Let’s focus on heat going through the top of the house. If you’ve read my Flat or Lumpy article, you know it’s better to have a uniform coverage of insulation rather than a lot of insulation in some places and little insulation in others. But you may not know about one place where many homes just can’t get enough insulation.Yep. I’m talking about the space over the exterior walls, where the roof comes down and leaves little space for insulation. Take a look at the Image #2 below. It’s from the Building America page on minimum insulation at the attic eave.The trusses seem to be made from 2x4s, so there’s about 4 inches of space for insulation over the exterior wall (at the bottom of the photo). The rest of the attic will have about 12 inches or more of blown insulation. Hmmmm. Is there some reason that the space over the exterior wall might have lower susceptibility to heat loss and heat gain? In summer, it could be a bit cooler there because of venting (not shown). In winter, that spot is likely to be worse than the middle of the attic, again because of venting. Overall, though, there’s not good reason to have less insulation there.center_img RELATED ARTICLESAll About Attic VentingSite-Built Ventilation Baffles for RoofsHow to Insulate an Attic FloorTen Common Mistakes Made By New Home BuildersHow to Install Cellulose InsulationQ&A: Raised-heel trusses can be annoyingQ&A: Raised Heel / Energy Trusslast_img read more

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Court rejects plea against Salman Khan

first_imgThe Chief Judicial Magistrate court here on Monday rejected two applications filed by the Rajasthan government against actor Salman Khan alleging that he had submitted false affidavit about his arms licence during his trial in an Arms Act case lodged along with the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.The case of possessing arms with expired licence was registered against Mr. Khan at Jodhpur district’s Luni police station on October 15, 1998. He was acquitted in the case on January 18, 2017. He was convicted and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on April 5, 2018, for killing two blackbuck in Kankani village during the shooting of a film.The prosecution had filed applications seeking registration of a case under Section 193 (false evidence) of the Indian Penal Code against Mr. Khan for stating in an affidavit that he had lost his revolver’s licence. The applications stated that the licence was deposited in the Mumbai police commissionarate for renewal.‘Bona fide mistake’Mr. Khan’s counsel told that the licence was not available when the court had asked his client to deposit it during the trial. The court accepted his plea. The sessions court here had granted bail to Mr. Khan after he spent two nights in the Central Jail following his conviction in the blackbuck poaching case. He was found guilty of killing two endangered antelopes when he was in Jodhpur for shooting Hindi movie Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998.last_img read more

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ROS, SMBeer turn back foes

first_imgBig Ben fuels La Salle win Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Rain or Shine improved to 6-4 and stayed in the hunt for a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals while the Aces bid farewell to two of their stalwarts—and their season—with a 3-8 card.San Miguel Beer held off Phoenix, 109-107, to also bolster its top-four drive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Beermen found themselves in a dogfight in the stretch with the already-out Fuel Masters but held on for their seventh win in 10 outings.Rain or Shine broke the game wide open with a big second-quarter run before stretching the lead to 98-61 after opening the fourth with a 15-0 run. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next MOST READcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “I just told the players that we will go up against Alaska and that they should play like they want to win,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia.While it wasn’t the best way for them to exit the game, Hontiveros and Dela Cruz will always look back at the fond memories they created in the PBA.“I learned so many things; coach Alex [Compton] told us in the locker room that even if we leave the relationship is still there,” said Hontiveros, who had three titles overall in his 17-year career in the PBA.“Obviously I didn’t have the accolades, the trophies, the championships I wish I had but I got to meet some really great people, played against awesome opponents, imports, and played for great coaches in the best league in Asia,” said Dela Cruz, who also won three titles, all with the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Dondon Hontiveros and Tony Dela Cruz may have wanted to leave the game on the saddle of victory. But Rain or Shine had business to attend to.The Elasto Painters ripped Alaska, 112-82, Wednesday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Sports Center here, strengthening their bid for a top four finish going into the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

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