• 0

Fiji loses rights to host World Netball Championships next year

Category : Uncategorized

Saturday, December 9, 2006

The International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) has stripped the rights from Fiji to host the World Netball Championships in 2007 because of the military coup that took place on December 5.

The Netball Championships were to take place between 10 July and 21 July, 2007 at Fiji’s capital, Suva.

IFNA president, Molly Rhone, said: “It is deeply regretted that we have had to take this decision, recognising the hard work that has been done by the Organising Committee in preparing to host their first senior World Championships.”

“We know that many supporters around the world were looking forward to this great sporting event in Fiji,” Ms Rhone said.

Alisi Tabete, president of Fijian netball, said that today is a very sad day for sports and that they had wasted many years preparing to host the championships. “We had been working on this event from 1999 and right now I am trying to reason with myself as to why the championships has been lost and just thinking ‘what if’.”

“We have to think positive and am still thankful that we had been given a chance for the champs,” Ms Tabete said.

The IFNA is yet to announce a replacement venue for the games. Ms Rhone said: “IFNA will now be working assiduously to find a new venue to host the Championships.”

  • 0

Bass Fishing Tips Things You Need To Know}

Category : Camping

Submitted by: Jimmy Roos

It doesnt matter if you are on a new lake or one where you feel at home, the main purpose of going fishing is to locate and catch as many fish as possible. In this case these bass fishing tips will help you locate and catch as many bass fish as you can.

In each body of water youll find an infinite number of different forms of structure and cover located in a variety of depths and water conditions. This means that you can use many types of fishing equipment and catch a lot of fish in a proper and legal way. Hence we need to take good care of the equipment we use to catch fish with.

The following are some of the most important bass fishing tips to remember:

Keep your feet dry.

You can accomplish this by using Seal skin sox or a waterproof pair of shoes that you can wear in any shoe. You will find this helpful especially when fishing in a shallow lake that requires you to step into the water in order to push your boat off.

Keep your rods as good as new.

YouTube Preview Image

Well-kept equipment are always good to look at and increases your enthusiasm which is essential for success. You can use a simple prep pad to clean the cork handles on the rod. If the cork of your fishing rods is very untidy it makes them look a few years older than they really are. Use a very light grade sand paper to sand the cork handles and you will find that all the dirt will disappear, leaving you with a brand-new looking fishing rod. Plus it will help your rod perform better and last longer.

Hi- tech basin.

A handheld computer as well as organizers such as the palm pilot can be very useful to the bass angler. It allows you to create a checklist of things you need so you dont forget anything, log conditions and store the numbers of your new friends you might have met along the way.

It will also allow you to download a map of your destinations which you can transfer to your desktop when you get home, for easy access later.

Be organized and prepared.

Always keep all your equipment together where you can find them when needed. It is best to keep the equipment you regularly use, in the boat, together with replacement parts in case something goes wrong.


Take care of your batteries and always bring a spare for emergency purposes.

Boat bearings.

Many anglers including bass anglers neglect to check the wheel bearings on their boat trailers. Every spring when you take your boat out of storage, always have your bearings checked. This could save you from a serious accident with your boat.

Rod basic.

The most accurate casting is achieved with overhand casting. Bait casting gear is extremely well suited for “targeted” fishing such as when catching bass. Sometimes it may be necessary to place a lure under a boat dock, under over lying limbs or between pontoons. In this case it is recommended that you skip a lure and use a spinning outfit instead. Be adaptable and make use of both types of equipment.

Graphite rods.

The biggest killer of graphite rods is impacting against a hard object, so keep this in mind when stowing rods for travel to fish for bass. The impact may not cause a break on that day, but it will create a weak spot that can break later. If you are keeping them on the deck, strap them flush against the deck so that the parts of the deck arent rapping against it during travel.

If you are storing them in a locker, do the same or put them in a horizontal holding system, where they wont hit the side or floor of the locker. If you are the non boater and your partner doesnt have room in his locker, try to find the spot that prevents or minimizes repeated bouncing. If you have to, lay them over your leg when running the big engine. It’s never fun to set the hook on a good fish and end up with a three piece rod.

Following these bass fishing tips will ensure that your next fishing trip is perfect and without any nasty surprises.

About the Author: Jimmy Roos is a bass fishing enthusiast. If you are new to bass fishing or you want to become a better fisherman visit his website


and sign up for his free email course filled with powerful tips.



Permanent Link:

isnare.com/?aid=282991&ca=Recreation }

  • 0

Icelandic government passes Icesave deal; €12,000 debt per citizen

Category : Uncategorized

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and her coalition government narrowly escaped a commitment to resign as a €3.8 billion bill to repay British and Dutch savers following the collapse of Icesave online banking passed. The vote margin was only three votes.

Only a matter of hours before the anticipated final vote, Wikileaks announced the disclosure of one of 23 documents suppressed by the Icelandic Minister of Finance: an apparent legal summary of meetings between Icelandic and EU representatives held in Brussels in November 2008. The leaked document discusses the then-assessed liabilities of Iceland at 60% of GDP, considerably higher than the reported 40% which repaying Icesave deposit holders entails.

Amongst the other details in the report is emphasis of the deep-seated anger of the Icelandic people at the situation around the financial collapse, particularly the UK’s use of anti-terrorism legislation in its approach to the country’s banks. Iceland’s interpretation of the situation, and its financial treaty obligations with the EU, considered foreign deposits lost through force majeure. All 27 EU members disagreed with Iceland’s interpretation and Peter Mandelson, although he resigned from the Barroso Commission in October, presented the legal position that Iceland could not pass legislation that did not ensure treaty-mandated minimum balance returns from failed Icelandic banks.

Leaked private communication from Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Iceland’s then-foreign minister, compared the potential liabilities the country faced with the reparations imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles in the wake of World War I.

Three banks failed in the financial crisis: Kaupthing, Glitnir, and Landsbanki. As the list of creditors emerged it was found that, among others, UK councils had around £900 million with the banks. Landsbanki agreed to repay the majority of funds held, giving council depositors priority status. Approximately £200 million on deposit with Glitnir is at-risk; the bank has stated the councils will be treated equally with all other creditors seeing them likely to only recover 30% of the amount Glitnir held.

Kaupthing faces other difficulties. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office began an investigation earlier this month into the bank’s UK activities. At issue are allegations savers were misled into selecting one particular account type, plus suspicious financial activity suggesting substantial amounts were moved out of the bank in the days prior to its collapse.

At present, UK councils have received little more than ten percent of their over £900 million deposits. They are among over 8,500 creditors claiming a staggering total of £20 billion. The largest single claimant is the British Depositors’ and Investors’ Guarantee Fund seeking €5 billion, and, of some note, Formula One racing team Williams claiming around £10 million in unpaid sponsorship from Glitnir who took on the liability from the Icelandic buyers of Hamleys.

This article is a featured article. It is considered one of the best works of the Wikinews community. See Wikinews:Featured articles for more information.

Debt to 84% government-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) by Glitnir stands at around £500 million; much of the actual debt written off in 2008 as RBS posted £24 billion losses. Further write-offs by the bank are expected to total less than £50 million.

Icelanders resented the discovery that fifteen senior ex-employees of Landsbanki claim €14 million between them, including a single claim of €2.7 million. Suspicion exists that the banks arranged substantial interest-free loans for various of their shareholders and executives.

Today’s announcement of the Icelandic government’s agreement to pay out €3.8 billion keeps their application for EU membership on-track, although each one of the country’s 320,000 citizens effectively faces a €12,000 debt.

  • 0

20 confirmed dead after Kintampo freak tree accident

Category : Uncategorized

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A freak accident caused twenty deaths and some injuries, according to officials, at the well-known Kintampo waterfall, in Ghana, on Sunday afternoon local time. Those affected were reportedly school students from Wenchi Senior High School on a supervised trip, and several tourists, who were swimming at the time of a rainstorm and strong winds, bringing down a tree and crushing victims.

Eighteen students, according to Ghana National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate, were killed at the falls, while another two were rushed to hospital and died in care. Varying reports indicated possibly up to 18 people remaining in a critical condition who were trapped under the tree, who were then rescued and rushed to hospital, including a Wenchi Senior High School administrator.

Anaglate said the wind uprooted trees, which fell on swimmers.

Students’ bodies have been sent to the Kintampo Municipal Hospital’s morgue.

  • 0

Ancelotti to replace Guardiola as Bayern Munich manager

Category : Uncategorized

Monday, December 21, 2015

Munich-based football club Bayern Munich yesterday announced their current manager Pep Guardiola would remain only to this season’s end. Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti would replace the Spaniard next season.

Bayern under Guardiola won back-to-back Bundesliga titles and one German Cup since summer of 2013. Ancelotti, winner of three UEFA Champions Leagues — two for A.C. Milan, one for Real Madrid — would sign for three years with the German Champions. Besides the Champions Leagues, he also won the Premier League with Chelsea F.C.

It’s an honour for me to be part of this great club next season, FC Bayern Munich.

44-year-old Guardiola previously coached the current FIFA Club World Cup champions FC Barcelona, and won the Champions League with the Catalonia club twice.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the club’s Chief Executive, praised Guardiola’s contributions to Bayern after confirming the news. 56-year-old Ancelotti said “It’s an honour for me to be part of this great club next season, FC Bayern Munich. When I knew of the club’s interest I didn’t want to consider any other offer. I honestly wish FC Bayern Munich and my friend Pep Guardiola the best for the current season.” He also thanked the Club via tweet yesterday evening, “Thanks ! @FCBayernEN #MiaSanMia”.

Bayern player Thomas Müller said “We’ll see what happens. Regardless of who is coach, the squad just wants to keep winning”. Bayern is now scheduled to face Italian Juventus F.C. in the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League Last 16.

  • 0

Portable Oxygen Concentrator:Save Your Life}

Category : Gps Tracking

Portable Oxygen Concentrator:Save Your Life



YouTube Preview Image

There are many people suffering from various types of health issues with the passage of time. Breathing is considered as one of the most common issue and there are many people moving on with the issue for long time. It is natural that most of you might reach a situation wherein you will start facing various difficulties and ultimately you will be stuck within your house. There are many advancements happening in the medical field wherein you could make use of the oxygen concentrator in order to fight against the breathing issue without facing any hurdles. The developments have reached a very good position wherein you will be able to make use of portable device for breathing and this is no way limiting your life within the boundaries of your house. The portable device is very small and people are really interested in getting hold of one as they are not facing any kinds of difficulties while carrying the device from one place to another. You are also provided with a carry bag which could be used effectively to carry the device without facing any kinds of issues with the passage of time.

There are many manufacturers developing these device with the passage of time and you should make sure to get hold of the best device in the market as you might be looking out for using the device very often for considerable period of time. The functioning of the device is very simple wherein you will be able to get hold of the atmospheric oxygen in order to function the device without any issues and this will definitely help you in protecting you from any kinds of dangers that are very often with the passage of time. Also you are given the provision to make use of the device even while charging it as there are many people carrying the device while going out for long journeys. The concentrator is actually FAA approved wherein you can definitely use the device very often in almost all the places and also could carry it along with you even while traveling on flight. You could consult your doctor in order to make sure that the device is functioning well as you might be using the device for the first time.

There are many manufacturers developing these device with the passage of time and you should make sure to get hold of the best device in the market as you might be looking out for using the device very often for considerable period of time. The functioning of the device is very simple wherein you will be able to get hold of the atmospheric oxygen in order to function the device without any issues and this will definitely help you in protecting you from any kinds of dangers that are very often with the passage of time. Also you are given the provision to make use of the device even while charging it as there are many people carrying the device while going out for long journeys. The concentrator is actually FAA approved wherein you can definitely use the device very often in almost all the places and also could carry it along with you even while traveling on flight. You could consult your doctor in order to make sure that the device is functioning well as you might be using the device for the first time.

Now a days most of the people are suffering from breathing troubles and they even not able to work on their daily things. These

oxygen concentrators

are used to provide oxygen therapy to a patient at substantially higher concentrations than available in ambient air. In fact these

portable oxygenconcentrators

has turned out to be the best buddy for every individual.

Article Source:



  • 0

House of Flying Daggers (Movie review)

Category : Uncategorized

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Opened in limited release on December 3, 2004 (New York City and Los Angeles, 145 screens)

House of Flying Daggers is a martial-arts action/romance film.


  • 1 Cast and crew
  • 2 Plot
  • 3 Production notes
  • 4 External links

  • 0

Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

Category : Uncategorized

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm.

Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ permission, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars lost. The Senate enquiry called for a Royal Commission into the bank, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Mr Narev stated the bank’s performance in providing financial advice was “unacceptable”, and the bank was launching a scheme to compensate clients who lost money due to the planners’ actions.

In a statement Mr Narev said, “Poor advice provided by some of our advisers between 2003 and 2012 caused financial loss and distress and I am truly sorry for that. […] There have been changes in management, structure and culture. We have also invested in new systems, implemented new processes, enhanced adviser supervision and improved training.”

An investigation by Fairfax Media instigated the Senate inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division and ASIC.

Whistleblower Jeff Morris, who reported the misconduct of the bank to ASIC six years ago, said in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald that neither the bank nor ASIC should be in control of the compensation program.

  • 0

Reshaping Rooms Using Sofa Sectionals

Category : Furniture

Find Out More About:

Reshaping Rooms Using Sofa Sectionals



Crafting the right look for your living room is all about the sofa. As the most influential anchor in the room, your sofa can set the tone for a truly striking living space. Sofa sectionals are a great way make a statement and reshape the usage of a room large or small.

Whether youre redecorating or furnishing a living space from scratch, selecting a sectional should be done carefully, to ensure a good fit with your dcor and personal taste. Ask yourself a few questions up front for a living room that looks professionally appointed.

Would you describe your other furniture as modern or minimalist? Look for sectional sofas from Armen Living, Coaster, Diamond, or Global Living. Are you more traditional, favoring antiques, hearty wood, or rich leather? Try brands like Catnapper, Distinction Leather, Homelegance, Klaussner Furniture, or Simmons.

YouTube Preview Image

Are you furnishing a basement media room? Or is your sectional sofa for a social living room space? Will you be entertaining or relaxing? Or both? Consider the purpose(s) youll want your sofa to serve when you consider design style and upholstery options.

Small Spaces and Sofa Sectionals?

Why consider a sectional in a small space? Using a sofa sectional in an open-concept bachelor space is a great way to divide the room between living and dining or sleeping space. In super compact apartments, a sectional can be very functional, as long as the size is chosen carefully so as not to crowd the room.

If you do have a large room to fill, sectionals can meet that need too. Instead of restricting your size, opt for a large model of your favorite style. Add an extra connecting-joint seat for a wide U-shape or J-shape instead of the standard L-shape as best suits your space.

Sleeper Sofas and Custom Options

After youve chosen a style and size, move on to other options like sleeper models and custom fabrics. A combination like a sectional sleeper is tough to find, so you may have to sacrifice other specifics. Do you have a really particular colour or texture in mind? If your taste leans towards unique niche products and you know your sectional sofa simply must be blue or made of chenille, make sure youve searched with your highest priority first in case you have to relinquish a feature.

Shop for Your Sofa Set Right at Home

Finding the perfect sectional sofa in person can involve trips to one showroom after another, as you deal with limited selection, sales pressure, and busy retail spaces. Shopping online is a great way to take the time you need, in a relaxed atmosphere, to find the right fit for your specific style and space.

Get access to the best selection and pricing possible at an e-tailer like Every Sofa. As the name implies, youll find sofas and sofa sets that cover any combination of must-haves, including style, upholstery, and price. Shop for

sofa sectionals

, including

selected models with sleeper sofas

, at Every Sofa for an unbeatable combination of price and service.

Article Source:


  • 0

Runaway EMU train collides with freight train in India

Category : Uncategorized

Friday, May 1, 2009

At approximately 06:00 a.m. (00:30 GMT) Wednesday, between four and seven people were killed when an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) passenger train crashed into a stationary freight train at Vyasarpadi Jeeva station, in Chennai, India. Between eleven and twenty persons were injured, and rushed to General Hospital in Chennai.

Officials are unsure of the number of persons aboard the passenger train, which was operated by an unknown person. “It is not clear who operated (it),” said S. Jayanth, acting general manager of Southern Railway. The operator of the EMU train was not in the train when it left 15 minutes to half an hour before the scheduled departure time. It is said some passengers did board the passenger train.

The EMU train ignored all signals, and drove about 7 kilometers (4 mi) at high speed, jumping tracks, before colliding with the goods train.

The driver of the goods train, Arumugam, has been confirmed as one of those who has died. The goods train was traveling between Arakkonam to Chennai. The motorman, guard and assistant jumped from the goods train sustaining fractures.

“We heard a loud noise and saw several compartments in flames. The smell emanating from bodies from the mangled coaches was nauseating,” said M.N. Selvi, a nearby resident.

The platforms at the Vyasarpadi Jeeva station were destroyed, and electrical cables were torn down. The EMU train caught fire in the collision destroying two compartments completely. The other compartments were thrown from the tracks. The freight train was loaded with oil tanks, however reports indicate that only the EMU train was set ablaze.

All train services were canceled for a time on one of the busiest rail lines of India. “Train services are disrupted due to the mishap but we hope to restore the services in two to three hours time,” an Indian Railways spokesperson.

Railways Minister Lalu Prasad announced that an inquiry will be held.