The national team of BiH won the European title in futsal for people with diabetes.In the final match of the 5th European Championship, which was held in the hall “Ramiz Salcin” in Mojmilo, BH team won against the selection of Hungary with the score 2: 1.In the group phase of competition, BH team won against Poland and Serbia, while they were defeated only by the championship of Russia.In the quarterfinals, BH football players eliminated the double European champion Romania, and they defeated Ukraine in the semifinals. Both matches were ended after the penalty shootout.A total of 16 national teams participated at the European Championship in futsal for people with diabetes.Championship in futsal was part of the event of DiaEuro project under the organization International Diabetes Federation Europe (IDF Europe), which was held in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo under the slogan “Sport and diabetes can go together.”(Source: klix.ba)
Facebook31Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Evergreen State College The Evergreen State College is located in Olympia, Washington. Washington Monthly magazine has ranked The Evergreen State College #14 among nearly 700 master’s universities in the country.Posing a question unique among publications that produce college rankings, Washington Monthly asks, “What are colleges doing for the country?” The answer for Evergreen is quite a lot.In its explanation of its latest rankings, Washington Monthly noted, “We all benefit when colleges produce groundbreaking research that drives economic growth, when they put students from lower-income families on the path to a better life, and when they shape the character of future leaders.” With that in mind,Washington Monthly ranks schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).Evergreen received several prestigious accolades this year: the college ranked #4 among public regional universities in the West in US News & World Report. The magazine’s definition of the West reaches to Texas. US News ranked Evergreen #1 in the same category for best undergraduate teaching as well as #11 best for veterans. Evergreen was also listed in the publication as top 15 nationally for best first-year student experiences and top 12 best for “learning communities – engaging students in learning, including outside the classroom.”The Fiske Guide to Colleges praised Evergreen, notably, as the only public institution on the West Coast to be a “Best Buy” college. Evergreen has made that list every year since 2010.The Princeton Review ranked Evergreen as one of the Best 379 Colleges in America and Militaryfriendly.com lauds Evergreen as a friendly college for veterans and active duty military personnel.“Because no single ranking can paint the entire picture of an institution,” explained Evergreen spokesperson Todd Sprague, “it’s helpful to have a variety of measures to assess the value delivered to students and society. Washington Monthly’s focus on social mobility, research and service provides a lens that’s different from most other rankings and a perspective that’s especially valuable for a public institution like Evergreen.”The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences college known for its distinctive interdisciplinary curriculum, high level of student-faculty engagement and strong emphasis on putting learning into action. www.evergreen.edu
What if you had a couple of aunts who lived in the Italian countryside in a charming farmhouse, terrific cooks who went to the marketplace every day to pick and choose fresh ingredients, and cook them up for dinner each night? Even if you were so lucky, unless you lived near them, you could not enjoy their delicious food very often.Problem solved! You need not travel to Italy in search of family members. Claudette Herring and Lauren Phillips, co-owners/chefs, will gladly fill in for those relatives you wish you had, and warmly welcome you to their restaurant, Via 45, right on Broad Street in Red Bank, treating you like famiglia.Grilling a head of Romaine lettuce created a smoky flavor which married well with the tangy blue cheese dressing.The room is eclectic and cozy, with intentionally mismatched chairs and tables and a large bookcase with photographs and mementos. The food is honest, rustic Italian, with some nice flourishes, and the menu changes daily to reflect whatever catches the eye and imagination of the ladies at the helm.We opted for a “special” appetizer: A head of Grilled Romaine Lettuce ($15); charred on an open flame to impart a mild smokiness, and served with a blue cheese dressing, slices of tomato and raw onion. The dish was unique and tasty, but we wished the dressing had been just a bit thicker, less diluted.Stracciatella ($11), Italian egg drop soup, a large steaming bowl of chicken stock, egg, sautéed spinach, and parmesan cheese, was flavorsome, deeply-satisfying, and worthy of a shout-out.A generous order of Mussels Bianco ($16), was perfectly steamed: good-sized, sweet, plump and grit free, in a broth of garlic, lemon and white wine, but one of my guests found the broth to be somewhat “oily” for his taste.We enjoyed the softly breaded and fried Calamari Fritti ($16). The large rings were tender, not rubbery, the accompanying marinara dipping sauce lighter in body than the traditional chunkier style.Via 45 is a BYO, which afforded me and my guests the opportunity to bring in some interesting wines and make pairings on the spot. The first two we chose were white: a hard-to-find 2011 Marcassin Estate Chardonnay (Sonoma) did not meet expectations with an off-putting nose, and too much oak for my taste; 2012 Gerard Boulay Sancerre La Cote (Sauvignon Blanc), with a good balance of acidity, minerality and fruit, paired well with the appetizer courses.A special of the night, Lunetti ($24), round pasta pouches filled with cheese and truffle, and bathed in a light pesto/cream sauce with cheese and peas, was rich; easily shared by more than one diner.Our favorite pasta, Penne Norma ($24), a classic Sicilian dish with chunks of toothsome eggplant, a rich plum tomato sauce and basil, got raves from all at our table. Market-fresh peasant food – irresistible.Roast chicken, prepared simply in white wine and garlic, was tender and juicy.These dishes were paired with a 1996 G. Mascarello Monprivato Barolo, which got mixed reviews, some liking it, others finding it austere, overly acidic and drying out. Not so the 1997 Montevetrano, a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and aglianco, which had a nose of cherries, tobacco and earth, and far more fruit.A savory Roasted Chicken ($28) done with rosemary and lemon/white wine sauce, and plated with asparagus and roasted potatoes, was a great rustic preparation: earthy, simple and satisfying.A sizeable portion of Sesame Crusted Salmon ($28) with a balsamic reduction glaze and a side of “Chef’s Vegetables” (sautéed medley of local carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, lentils and zucchini) was quite good, but would have been even better with less cook time.A nightly special of thick slices of rare Lamb ($37) was drizzled with the same balsamic reduction and plated with a somewhat similar Chef’s Vegetables. The tenderness of the lamb was exceptional.A standalone bottle of 1978 Ch. Palmer, was the wine of the night. Considering the age and the reputation of the vintage, we were not expecting the generous amount of elegant fruit and velvety mouthfeel. This wine was at its peak with no signs of decline yet.We followed with a pair of California Cabernets: 2002 Bond Matriarch, which cried out for more time to breathe, as it was closed and unyielding when first poured. I didn’t love it. Conversely, a 2005 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard was too soft, even flabby, to generate much interest.If you still have room, three of the house-made desserts included a flourless chocolate cake, a light and airy angel food cake, and our favorite, biscotti with zabaglione lightened with whipped cream and immense local strawberries, dead ripe and juicy.From the welcoming greeting, the homey décor, attentive service, tableside visit from one of the chefs to make sure all was enjoyed, and of course, the rustic, good-tasting dishes, an evening spent at Via 45 is the next best thing to being with family in the hills of Italy.Via 4545 Broad St.Red Bank732-450-9945via45.comBob Sacks, longtime food and wine buff, reviews restaurants in this bimonthly column. Read his reviews here.This article was first published in the June 8-June 15, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
Chelsea Ladies have signed England defender Laura Bassett.The 30-year-old joins from Birmingham City and goes straight in to the squad which departs for the International Women’s Club Championship in Japan this Saturday.Bassett has enjoyed a successful career to date, representing her country on 33 occasions, including at the 2009 and 2013 European Championships as well as the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup.At club level, she has been a key member of every club she has represented, with her second stint at Birmingham seeing her lift the 2012 FA Women’s Cup as well as successive FA WSL and Continental Cup runners-up spots.And she sees no reason why her previous success can’t be emulated with her latest club.Rachel Williams was recently signed.“The move is absolutely brilliant and I can’t wait to get started,” said Bassett.“It’s great that we’ve got an opportunity like Japan to get straight in to the action rather than have to wait until pre-season.“Chelsea is a massive club with a big-club mentality so it is a new challenge for me, which is exciting.”Bassett becomes the latest new addition to Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes’ squad, with fellow England international Rachel Williams also joining the club earlier this month.The England duo will join the rest of the Chelsea squad in Japan for the IWCC, and will meet either Australian League winners Sydney FC or Japanese League runner-up NTV Beleza in the last four, with Japanese Cup and League winners INAC Kobe Leonessa or South American side Colo Colo their potential final opponent.And while Bassett admits she doesn’t know too much about their opponents in Japan, she is excited to have the opportunity to lift some silverware so early in her Chelsea career.She said: “Japan is a fantastic opportunity. It is the time of the year where we tend to relax physically and mentally but when an opportunity like this comes along you have to take it to experience the culture, the travel and to play in a tournament like it.“It’s a great chance to settle in and meet the team both on and off the pitch so when January comes round it makes that transition much easier.“It will be a good test out there. I don’t know loads about the opposition but it will be a good test and great to get minutes in a Chelsea shirt.”See also:Chelsea Ladies sign Brazilian midfield starChelsea Ladies sign Japan World Cup starChelsea Ladies star sees bright future for women’s football in EnglandChelsea Ladies star shortlisted by Fifa’Excited’ Williams joins Chelsea LadiesChelsea Ladies to head to Japan for Women’s Club ChampionshipChelsea Ladies star relishing Japan tripChelsea Ladies sign duo from ArsenalChelsea Ladies snap up Dutch 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
OAKLAND — Because he is new to the Warriors, DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins is still getting accustomed to life in the Bay Area.“I’m trying to get used to this traffic, man. It’s crazy,” the 6-foot-11 center said. “At 8 in the morning, it’s bumper to bumper. I’m still trying to find the right times to travel.”Buckle up, Boogie. The Warriors hit the gas pedal again starting Tuesday night when they open the regular-season against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena. The ride is unlikely to …
4 August 2015World-renowned musician and anthropologist Johnny Clegg,who was recently awarded an OBE, aims to raise R1-million in a single night to go towards the fight against tuberculosis (TB).On Tuesday, 18 August, Clegg will be joined by other local legends Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse‚ Pops Mahomed‚ Jesse Clegg‚ Ray Phiri‚ and Nonku Phiri at a concert at Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg. The money raised at the concert will go directly towards the programme run by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) to halt the TB epidemic in South Africa.In September 2014, Clegg was shocked to learn that TB was the leading cause of death in South Africa.“It seemed like a distant notion until band members and others around me became ill with TB‚” he said‚ “but after that I became aware that TB is a real disease that lives inside your lungs‚ and if you are really unlucky‚ in your spine‚ brain‚ or other parts of your body.“We all need to learn what TB is and how it is transmitted. We all need to improve infection control where we live and work and in schools‚ taxis‚ clinics and other public spaces. We must all be TB aware.“It’s hard to accept a world which turns a blind eye to TB simply because it mostly affects poor people. For this reason I have decided to engage with and to play a part in our national struggle against TB,” he explained.The concert is the launch of the TAC’s TB public awareness campaign. Its goal is to ensure people across South Africa know the symptoms of TB and how to prevent transmission‚ as well as to explain the treatment that is available.About CleggClegg was born in England, but emigrated with his family when he was six months old. They settled initially in Zimbabwe, then spent a short time in Zambia before finally moving to South Africa. He has been described as a Southern African Development Community child.“Between his mother (a cabaret and jazz singer) and his stepfather (a crime reporter), who took him into the townships at an early age, Johnny was exposed to a broader cultural perspective than that available to his peers,” reads his website biography.With bands Juluka and Savuka, he merged traditional South African sounds with pop music and created a sensation. “Whilst lecturing anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Clegg worked on the concept of blending English lyrics and Western melodies with Zulu musical structures.”Source: RDM NewsWire
The retail group Foschini is one of the companies that helps PinkDrive keep its educational and clinical trucks on the road. These trucks’ services include women’s health education.It costs R10-million to build one truck. PinkDrive’s monthly running costs are R700,000. PinkDrive’s services include free education on women’s health, mammograms and clinical breast examinations. (Image: Supplied)Melissa JavanHenrietta van Kramberg says she should have given up on life when her child died but she didn’t. Instead, following a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2010, she decided to fight back.The 43-year-old is one of 11 women who are sharing their stories during the Courage to Conquer campaign, taking place in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October. The campaign is an initiative by retail group Foschini. It is to build awareness and to fundraise for the organisation, PinkDrive.She kicked cancer’s butt in six-inch heels, Van Kramberg says. “Giving up is not an option. As a mum if you survive the passing of your child, there’s not much that can get you down.”Watch Van Kramberg talk about how she motivated herself in her battle against cancer:Watch Lizelle Knott explain how her son became her motivation to fight cancer:Lizelle Knott, a 36-year-old, says early detection made a huge difference. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. “If you have a positive attitude, anything can be an adventure,” she says of her journey.PinkDrivePinkDrive is known as South Africa’s “breast cancer community carer”, the non-profit organisation says on its website.It has mobile units which cross three provinces, visiting urban and semi-urban areas, to give people access to mammographies and gynaecological services.Besides free education on women’s health, the mobile clinics offer free pap smears and clinical examinations, as well as information on how to do breast self-examinations.Since its launch in 2011, PinkDrive has taught more than 260,000 women about breast health.Courage to conquerNaeema Cassimjee, Foschini brand manager, says that in previous years the clothing retailer has partnered with PinkDrive to raise breast cancer awareness and to keep the mammography and educational units of PinkDrive on the road.“The campaign this year is unique in the sense that we have provided a platform for women from different backgrounds from all over South Africa to share their stories. [They talk about] how they found the courage to conquer breast cancer,” she says.“The campaign takes a positive approach where we aim to highlight the courage and strength that women have within them.”The partners approached cancer organisations Look Good, Feel Better; Reach for Recovery; and Cancervive, to ask for volunteers, Cassimjee explains. These volunteers are survivors of breast cancer, and were willing to share their stories with others.“We received a lot of interest but unfortunately had to eventually cut it down to 11 women.”She says to support PinkDrive through Courage to Conquer, people can buy breast cancer awareness key rings and Playtex or Foschini branded bras. A portion of the funds raised is donated to PinkDrive.“A donation to the PinkDrive has also been made by the photographer who shot the Breast Cancer campaign,” Cassimjee says.To watch the videos of the other cancer survivors telling their stories, visit the Foschini South Africa YouTube channel.Corporates playing a roleFebe Meyer, PinkDrive spokesperson, says the organisation works with numerous brands, individuals and companies throughout the year to make PinkDrive successful.“Our major sponsors are the financial contributors Pick n Pay, MTN Foundation, the Bidvest Group and Bridgestone.“As PinkDrive does not receive any government funding, we are grateful for any corporate or individual that assist the PinkDrive in raising funds. The impact of any amount raised assists PinkDrive to keep our existing mobile units on the road,” she says.“It also enables us to provide free services to all the medically uninsured people in South Africa.”One of the fundraising initiatives was the Cell C SA Lingerie Fashion Show held on 6 October 2016 at Canal Walk shopping centre in Cape Town. The aim of the event was to distribute 100 care packs to cancer patients at hospitals in the city.The first mobile screening unit of PinkDrive launched in the Western Cape in 2011. It operated through local clinics, community health centres and hospitals. (Image: Supplied)Meyer says the current PinkDrive fleet consists of three mobile mammography units, one educational truck and five educational vehicles.Since the organisation’s inception in 2011, more than 10,600 mammograms and more than 102,000 clinical breast examinations have been done.“It should be noted that currently one unit is doing 20 public sector hospitals’ work in a month! This is a direct ‘report’ of what PinkDrive is doing with all the funding received,” says Meyer.PinkDrive travels to urban and semi-urban areas throughout South Africa. “We have representation in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
WASHINGTON – Disgruntled conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant.The intransigence by the House Freedom Caucus came as Republican leaders raced against a Friday deadline for pushing a short-term spending bill through Congress. If they fail, federal agencies would start shutting their doors over the weekend — an election-year debacle that GOP leaders and many Democrats are eager to avoid for fear of alienating voters.The leader of the hard-right Freedom Caucus emerged from a Tuesday night meeting to say its members — and other GOP lawmakers as well — want a short-term bill keeping federal agencies open to contain added money for the military.“There’s not enough support to pass it with GOP-only votes in the House,” the group’s leader, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told reporters. He said he planned to discuss their concerns with Republican leaders.The GOP focus on keeping government open comes as it’s become certain there’s no time to cut a deal by Friday on protecting young immigrants.Those talks were soured by Trump’s incendiary remarks about “shithole” countries in Africa last week. Democratic leaders said they would not promise to vote to keep the government open past Friday without a plan to preserve a program that protects the young immigrants known as “Dreamers.”“We don’t want to shut down the government. … We want to keep the government open,” Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters. “But we’re not going to be held hostage to do things that we think are going to be contrary to the best interests of the American people.”House Republican leaders tried to win over wary conservatives with a promise to repeal unpopular taxes as part of the bill preventing a shutdown.They sweetened the plan with a two-year delay on implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care plans. The taxes, also unpopular with many Democrats, are part of former President Barack Obama’s marquee health law.The temporary funding bill would also include a long-delayed, six-year renewal of a popular health insurance program for children of low-income families. It would fund the government through Feb. 16.House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled the plan at a Tuesday evening GOP meeting. Lawmakers and aides initially said it was received well, raising hopes that a potential shutdown would be sidestepped with relative ease. A Ryan spokeswoman declined later to comment on the Freedom Caucus’ opposition.Many Democrats said they’re still unlikely to support the measure without an agreement on immigration. The prospects for such a deal were complicated as Democrats appeared to see scant reason to bargain with a president many in their party view as holding racist views.“There’s no trust there,” said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.Negotiations on immigration were to resume Wednesday but Marc Short, a top White House aide, said an agreement was very unlikely to come this week. “We’re optimistic that we’ll get a deal,” Short said. “I think this week would be fairly Herculean.”Even if they succeed in the House, Republicans would still need at least nine Democratic votes to push a spending package through the Senate, which the GOP controls 51-49. Democrats seeking leverage are forcing that bill to require 60 votes for passage.When the Senate approved a similar short-term spending bill in December, 17 Democrats plus Maine independent Angus King voted to keep the government open. Seven of those Democrats face re-election in November in Trump-won states — including West Virginia, North Dakota and Montana, which have small numbers of minority voters.Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, said Tuesday he’ll vote for a short-term spending bill without a plan to assist the immigrants facing possible deportation. Other red- and swing-state Democrats did not commit.“I think everyone has the empathy and compassion to want to help these young people who are stranded and we’re trying to find that, but shutting down the government isn’t going to help them,” Manchin said.Democrats voting against that December bill included some senators — such as Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California — who might seek the presidency in 2020 and would love support from their party’s liberal voters.On the left, liberal groups are ramping up pressure on Democrats to resist any spending plan. Groups like MoveOn, United We Dream and CREDO shifted their focus from Republicans to Democrats earlier in the month, threatening primary challenges and public ridicule for Democrats unwilling to risk a government shutdown to save the program for young immigrants.Meanwhile, the bipartisan group of senators continued work to build support for a plan to protect the “Dreamers” and toughen border security, including funds to start building Trump’s long-promised border wall.Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, late last year but gave Congress until March 5 to pass legislation extending the initiative created by President Barack Obama. It has protected around 800,000 young immigrants from deportation.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sought to highlight the later deadline, suggesting there was more time to work out a deal. A shutdown now would be “a manufactured crisis,” he argued.___Associated Press writers Kevin Freking, Marcy Gordon and Steve Peoples contributed to this report.
OTTAWA – The federal government is giving U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin the first crack at inking a contract to design Canada’s $60-billion fleet of new warships.Government officials say Lockheed’s proposed design beat out two rival submissions during what has been a long and extremely sensitive competition to design the replacements for the navy’s entire frigate and destroyer fleets.However, that doesn’t mean Lockheed executives will be popping champagne, as negotiators for both sides will now have to sit down and iron out details including the final cost before an actual contract is awarded.The stakes will be high for both sides, with hundreds of millions of dollars in play as well as pressure to make up for lost time even though whatever decisions are taken could have ramifications for the navy and taxpayers for decades.The government has reserved the right to walk away from the talks, if Lockheed drives too hard a bargain, and negotiate with the second-place bidder, which the government did not identify, though officials are hoping that won’t be necessary and a contract will be signed this winter.The warships are to be built starting in the early 2020s by Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding, which worked with the government in identifying Lockheed as the preferred bidder and will also participate in the pending negotiations.
New Delhi: With BJP’s campaign reaching fever pitch, all seven candidates have gone all out. There is now just a week before the campaign period in Delhi will end and the Election Commission will enforce the silence period. Delhiites will elect their parliamentarians on May 12.Gautam Gambhir (E Delhi), Parvesh Verma (W Delhi), Meenakshi Lekhi (New Delhi), and Manoj Tiwari (NE Delhi) all held back-to-back roadshows and campaign events on Thursday in their respective constituencies, with none of them deviating from the party line one bit. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesGambhir at roadshows in Okhla and Shahdara brought out his nationalist rhetoric in full swing. He said he has always only ever had two dreams: “One to spread nationalist fervour and the other to serve every last man in my country”. Gambhir went on to say that he will always be available for the poorest of poor and the brave soldiers serving the nation by guarding its borders. He said he never feared to face Pakistan even as a cricketer and will continue to stand up for Indians against “political parties with negative mindsets”. “Nobody can deter me from my positive and nationalist agenda,” he said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarMeanwhile, sitting MP Tiwari visited voters in Mustafabad, where he spoke of more specific issues such as providing solid housing facilities for families living in “jhuggi jhopdis”. He said that despite over 70 years of independence, Congress and AAP governments have consistently failed to provide basic amenities to a large population of Delhi. Tiwari said that under Narendra Modi’s leadership, the BJP government has approved schemes that will provide “pucca homes” for the poor by 2022. Moreover, Tiwari said that people should vote for BJP because of Modi’s strong stance against terrorism, Maoism, and poverty. In other constituencies, Lekhi, Verma, and Hansraj Hans appealed to voters to elect the BJP government if they wanted Modi’s strong leadrship at the Centre.