ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHC Meshkov Brest are the new-old champions of Belarus! Team of Sergei Bebeshko convincingly won Play-Off Final series against the biggest domestic rival SKA Minsk with 3:0. After away win on the start 32:30, Atman and Co. beat the rivals from the Minsk twice in Meshkov – 34:28 and 27:26 to secure eighth domestic Championship trophy in the club’s history.That means Meshkov will play at the VELUX EHF Champions League once again – the third year in a row. Panic “gun-machine” for Meshkov win over Vardar in CL opener VIDEO: Meshkov Brest – RK Vardar from different angle Recommended for you 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. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Click to comment Related Items:Belarus handball, Meshkov Brest, SKA Minsk RED ALARM IN PARIS: Sparkling Meshkov Brest upset PSG!
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus doesn’t think England’s reaction to the All Blacks haka this past weekend was disrespectful.Ahead of last Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final – which England won 19-7 – Eddie Jones’ men lined up to the haka in a ‘V’-shape and had to be told repeatedly by officials to retreat when they crossed the halfway line.It caused a stir on social media, with reports on Monday suggesting that England could be fined for the actions. Erasmus, who is preparing for Saturday’s final against the English, was asked about the gesture on Tuesday.“I’m not 100% sure what to make of that,” he said.“We face the haka regularly, twice a year, and we are used to it. We definitely don’t feel it gives them an advantage and it doesn’t intimidate us.“It’s more of an honour for us to face it. It maybe lifts them a little bit more, and there may be some signs behind that which gives them a little bit more of an advantage – I’m not knowledgeable enough to tell you if it does.“But it was certainly interesting, it was certainly exciting. It was certainly something new, and it brought some spice to the Test match.“I don’t think it was disrespectful, and it was something new for everyone in world rugby. I wouldn’t make a big issue about it, but it’s not for me to decide.”Meanwhile, a World Rugby video trumpeting England’s response has earned millions of views online, putting the governing body in an awkward spot should it decide to censure the English team.In 2011 France formed an arrow head shape and advanced on New Zealand while they performed the haka before the World Cup final in Auckland and were subsequently fined £2,500 for breaching a “cultural ritual protocol”.However, despite speculation about a possible fine, as of Tuesday no disciplinary action had been taken against England, with a clip on World Rugby’s official YouTube channel captioned “England’s incredible response to intense New Zealand haka” having received nearly 3.7 million views.It is understood the protocol states opponents must not cross the halfway line but at the two tips of England’s V formation, six players –- Joe Marler, Billy Vunipola, Mark Wilson, Elliot Daly, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Ben Youngs –- appeared to be standing in New Zealand’s half.Match officials could be seen urging England players to return to their own half before appearing to be sufficiently content with their positions to let them stay where they were.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.
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By The Nelson Daily SportsThe roundball season is in full swing and so is the Nelson U14 Selects.The Reps blasted Kootenay South 6-0 en route to the gold medal in the U14 Boys Division at the KSYSA 16th Annual Boys Tournament Sunday at Mozzochi Park in Fruitvale.Micah May scored three times and James Miller added a pair to lead the Reps to the convincing victory.Dunavan Morris-Jansen scored the final tally for Nelson.“In the close games we maintained most of the possession but we just couldn't finish and even when we were down our boys just kept at it,” said Nelson coach Dan Szabo.“Their perseverance paid off, they didn't quit. Once they found the net you could just see the confidence build.”The Selects opened the tournament by rallying back to edge Kootenay South 3-2. Trailing 1-0, Spencer Szabo tied the game on a penalty kick. Kootenay South restored the lead before May pulled the team even again. Nicholas Wethal notched the game winner with just minutes to play.In the afternoon game, the Reps blasted Creston 9-0. James Miller scored three times for Nelson with the remaining goals going to May, Szabo, Keaton Roch and Sam Woodward.Sunday, Nelson advanced to the final by edging Kootenay East Rovers of Cranbrook 3-1. Once again the Selects needed to comeback after being down 1-0.But goals from Morris-Jansen and Tucker Anderson, followed up by an insurance marker by Dylan Bennett, allowed the Selects to pull out the victory.“This was a very important weekend for (the players),” Szabo explained. “The boys have grown and are now, truly, a 'team'. I couldn't be happier for them."Despite scoring more than 20 goals, Szabo was impressed by the strong play of the defensive line.“Much of the credit goes to our fullbacks,” he said. “Johnny Johnson, Theo Bakas and Nick Wethal were a force back there and (goalkeeper) Harrison Giles made some terrific saves.“That guy is a walking Tide commercial.”The Reps have a week off before traveling to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for a rep tournament during the May long weekend. [email protected]
2.04.05.02 Ties Between Three (3) or More Teams. In the case of a tie between three (3) or more teams in the final standings, position in the tournament bracket shall be determined as follows: (b) If the three or more tied teams split their games during the regular season, or if they did not play one another, then the tied teams’ won-loss games record against the next highest-positioned team(s) that played all tied teams in a series shall be compared. This shall continue down through the standings until one (1) team gains the advantage, thereby gaining the higher seed. (d) If the teams are still tied, a drawing shall be held by the commissioner. (c) If at any time during this tie-breaking procedure, the number of tied teams is reduced to two, the two-way tie-breaker listed in 2.04.05.01 shall apply; and 2.04.05 Tournament Seeding. In 2014, tournament seeding, 1 through 8, shall be based upon regular-season winning percentage in Conference competition. A standard head-to-head tiebreaker shall be used. Ties shall be broken based upon the following tie-breaker system. [1/13] (c) If the teams are still tied, a drawing shall be held by the commissioner. (a) If two teams tie for a position, and one (1) team holds a won-loss game advantage in the series against the other, that team receives the higher seed. (a) If three or more teams tie for a position, and all tied teams have played one another, the team that holds a won-loss advantage in the games played against the other tied teams shall receive the higher seed. (b) If the two (2) tied teams split their games during the regular season, or if they did not play one another, then the tied teams’ won-loss record against the next highest-positioned team(s) that played both tied teams in a series shall be compared. This shall continue down through the standings until one (1) team gains the advantage, thereby gaining the higher seed. 2.04.05.01 Two-Way Ties. In the case of a two-way tie in the final standings, position in the tournament bracket shall be determined as follows: 2.04.06 Tournament Champion. The winner of the Tournament shall be the recipient of the Conference’s NCAA automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Baseball Championship. Other Conference teams may accept invitations to participate in postseason tournaments only when conducted or approved by the NCAA.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate have passed a bill that, if enacted, would update the state’s Internal Revenue Code (IRC) tie-in date for purposes of computing New Hampshire’s business profits tax liability to December 31, 2015 (currently, December 31, 2000). This change would apply to tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2017.The legislation would also require that certain IRC provisions are not applied: IRC §168(k) (bonus depreciation), IRC §199 (domestic production activities), and IRC §181 (election to deduct production costs). Further, IRC §179 (asset expense election) would be subject to a deduction limit of $100,000 for property placed in service on or after January 1, 2017. Currently, the limit is $25,000 for property placed in service on or after 2011. The increase would apply to tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2017.(S.B. 239), as passed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate on June 1, 2016
Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten to take India to 71/1 at stumps.Mitchell Starc struck in the first over of India's reply to Australia's imposing 572 for 7 declared before Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul combined to guide the visitors to 71 for 1 at stumps on Wednesday on the second day of the fourth Test.Australia declared just after tea with their top six batsmen all scoring above 50, including centuries for Steve Smith (117) and David Warner (101), and then Starc took the first wicket without a run on the board when he had Murali Vijay caught behind. But Sharma (40 not out) and Rahul (31 not out) ensured there was no further damage for India in the last session, cutting the first-innings deficit to 501.Bat has dominated ball in every session so far at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Smith continued his fine form, scoring his fourth century in as many Tests and sharing a 196-run partnership with Shane Watson (81).His milestone matched the marks of Don Bradman (vs South Africa in 1931-32) and Jacques Kallis (vs West Indies in 2003-04) in scoring four hundreds in four consecutive Tests in a series. Smith, promoted to the Test captaincy due to Michael Clarke's latest recurrence of back and hamstring trouble, leads the scoring this series with 698 runs at an average of 139.6.Only Bradman (715 runs in 1947-48) and Ricky Ponting (706 runs in 2003-04) have scored more runs in a series between Australia and India.Umesh Yadav (1 for 137) eventually dismissed Smith for 117 caught behind when Australia had reached 400. Watson again failed to convert a promising start into a century when he heaved a short-pitched Mohammad Shami (5 for 112) delivery straight to deep midwicket where Ravichandran Ashwin made no mistake taking the catch - he dropped Watson on the penultimate ball of day one.advertisementWatson has 24 half-centuries to go with only four Test hundreds in his 55 Tests. With Shaun Marsh (73) and Joe Burns (58) adding half-centuries, Australia set a benchmark with their top six batsmen all passing 50 in the same Test for the first time.Marsh had two reprieves before he as acrobatically caught by wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha off Shami's bowling. Burns offered good support to post his first Test half-century before lofting a catch to Rahul in the outfield off Shami as Australia chased quick runs to end its innings.Ryan Harris produced a brief cameo, belting 25 off nine balls before Shami had him caught by Ashwin for his fifth wicket and prompted Smith's declaration.On the first day, David Warner smashed 101 and Chris Rogers made 95 after Smith won the toss and chose to bat first. Australia have an unassailable 2-0 series lead, and regained the Border-Gavaskar trophy, with two wins and a draw in the first three Tests.