Downer EDI has been granted a three-year maintenance contract by BHP’s iron ore division as the world’s biggest miner by market capitalisation looks to shore up its export facilities in Port Hedland, Western Australia.Downer’s scope of works spans the maintenance of the Port Hedland export operations across the Finucane Island and Nelson Point facilities. This will include the provision of mechanical, electrical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, minor civils, rope access services and integration with the BHP maintenance team in planning and executing the services, Downer said.This is the second such maintenance contract BHP’s iron ore divison has awarded in recent days. The company, this week, signed a similar agreement with Monadelphous that covered five of its iron ore mines.Grant Fenn, Chief Executive Officer of Downer, said the contract win demonstrated Downer’s leading position in the delivery of major maintenance and industrial services to customers in the resources and energy sectors.
← Previous Story Tonight 18:00 F4 Final: Ciudad Real – Barcelona! Next Story → Spanish domination of Europe! Barcelona is the new Champion of Europe. They have beat Ciudad Real in the final with 27-24, as Danijel Saric played a brilliant match and was deservedly the man of the match. This will be their 8th title, and now they seem pretty unreachable in near future for anyone else.The Catalans went strong into the first half and took an early lead 2-0, but that was just a motivation more for Ciudad Real to fight back, and in the 6th minute the turned the score round, taking a 3-2 lead. In the 11th minute another score change, as Barcelona scores through Garcia, for 5-4. A goal-for-goal is played, and Barcelona still has a 1 goal lead at the 20th minute, 10-9. Barcelona re-takes a 2 goal lead, as Danijel Saric scores an amazing goal from his own goal line, surprising Hombrados who was a bit out of his box, and the score at the 25th minute is 12-10 for the Catalans. Danijel Saric continues to make miracles on the goal, and 30 seconds before the end Barcelona calls for a timeout, as the “Kings” are losing 14-10, and that is the result at the halftime break.Barcelona started the second half perfectly, playing at their best, stopping Ciudad’s attacks, and scoring from their opportunities, and this gave them a huge 6 goals lead at the 40th minute, 19-13. In the 43rd minute Albert Rocas scores a penalty, and Barcelona takes their biggest lead ever in this game, 21-14. After being kept at the bench the first 14 mins, Lazarov enters and immediately makes the result closer, 22-18 in the 49th minute. Garcia scores what seems the match decisive goal in the 53rd minute, Barcelona taking a huge 26-19 lead, a 7 goals lead with 7 minutes until the end seemed impossible feat for Ciudad Real. Barcelona didn’t allow any surprise until the end, and routinely won their record 8th Champions League title, finishing the match with 27-24.
← Previous Story Ivan Nikcevic is on the way to Wisla Plock Next Story → Laszlo Nagy is on the way back to Hungary – MKB Veszprem? Season coming to the end. Handball-Planet.com Team make nomination of five players for the Women’s EHF Champions League Most Valuable Player. Please VOTE on our Facebook Page and support your favorite player in current season:Bojana Popovic (33, left back, Buducnost Podgorica)Katarina Bulatovic (28, right back, Buducnost Podgorica)Anita Gorbitz (29, playmaker, Gyori)Heidi Loke (30, line player, Gyori)Clara Woltering (29, goalkeeper, Buducnost Podgorica)
Macedonian champion and EHF CL TOP 16 team, HC Metalurg Skopje found a replacement for right back, Zarko Markovic, only after seven days. New left-handed force of Lino Cervar’s team is experienced Serbian player, 203 cm tall, Milan Vucicevic (34). Vucicevic has huge international experience. He played in Slovenia, Macedonia, Spain, Germany and Portugal. His biggest personal success is semi-final of the EHF Champions League with Prule Ljubljana in 2003. He already played in Skopje, but for the biggest Metalurg’s rival, HC Vardar.Last season he spent in Serbia, where he came from Benfica Lisbon. He played for Radnicki Kragujevac, but then he moved to Kolubara Lazarevac. Metalurg will be his 12th team in professional career.HC Metalurg already signed contract with Tihomir Doder, captain of HC Vardar Skopje. HC Metalurg SkopjeMilan Vucicevic ← Previous Story Radu Voina said “Goodbye” – Romania looking for a new NT head coach! Next Story → Jonathan Stenbäcken joins MT Melsungen!
← Previous Story Christian Dissinger in talks with RK Vardar Skopje Next Story → Handball-Planet.com list of TOP 25 transfers for season 2013/2014 DenmarkEHF EURO 2014handballMen’s EHF EURO 2014 The handball fever has hit Denmark even months before it is time to sweat it out.With more than 140 days to go until the final tournament throws off on 12 January, 84,000 tickets have already been sold.With 170,000 tickets overall available, it means that the 50 per cent-mark has already been reached, the Danish Handball Federation stated in a press release.A large majority of tickets has been sold for the matches at the 14,000-capacity Jyske Bank Boxen which will host the Group A matches including hosts and EHF EURO 2012 champions Denmark as well as one of the two main round groups and the final weekend.However, even for Jyske Bank Boxen tickets are available on four out of eight match days.And there are many more exciting matches happening across Denmark, when – for example – the powerful nations of Russia, France, Serbia and Poland face off in Group C which is played in Aarhus.The Brøndbyhallen near Copenhagen look forward to welcoming scores of Swedish fans when their team clashes with Croatia, Belarus and Montenegro in Group D.And Norway hopes for strong support when they open the final tournament againt Iceland on 12 January before taking on world champions, Spain, and Hungary.Tickets as well as hotel packages can purchased via www.ehf-euro.com, the event’s official website.TEXT: EHF / ts
After finding themselves in all sorts of trouble traveling to the European Championship, tenacious Macedonia was unable to resist the strong Danish team. It was 29-21 for the hosts in front of 14.000 of their home fans in Jyske Bank Boxen arena in Herning. The match started as a bit of a rollercoaster for the Danish team, failing to build on their 6-1 lead for the 7th minute into the 1st half. Macedonian persistence nearly granted them a chance to overturn as they were trailing only two goals in the opening minutes of the second half. It was 12-8 at the half-time interval, as Denmark couldn’t find consistence in their game. Lazarov had a bad start to the game, shooting 4/10 in the first half; to end the game with 7/15.STATISTICSIn Danish team contributions were evenly spread trughout, with Mortensen- the highest scorer for his team with 5, followed by Hansen with 4. It was 40 minutes in, when Landin came to play, with a series of good saves (two consecutive) to repel Macedonian attacking threat. By 50th minute, Danish lead quickly rose to 6 goals with exhausted Macedonian defense, and well guarded Lazarov, as the sole ‘go to’ man. Denmark reaches the high point late in the game having 8-goal difference with 5 minutes to go. In the dying minutes, Macedonians were merely the spectators to their demise, as Danish wings were scoring their goals from the counters, setting the final score at 29-21.It was Ristovski in the end that shone well above many of his teammates, securing a number of important saves in his team’s loss. Both Landin and Ristovski were selected the best players of their teams, with of number outstanding saves throughout. In the next matches of the group A;the winners Austria and Denmark will meet, while Macedonia will look to bounce back in a match vs. Czech Republic, who lost heavily to Austria.NEMANJA SAVICPHOTO: http://macedoniahandball.com.mk ← Previous Story GOOD START FOR WORLD CHAMPIONS: Spain beat Hungary Next Story → WHAT A GOAL: Show-time by Dejan Manaskov EHF EURO 2014
3. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…4301135:116(19)6 4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt4202116:107(9)4 Hungarian MVM Veszprem and German SG Flensburg didn’t give special excitement to their fans in home matches at VELUX EHF Champions League Round 4. “Boring Sunday” is the title for today’s matches in Veszprem and FLENS Arena where home teams won new two points in their aims to fight for the TOP of Group A.Veszprem easily beat Turkish champions Besiktas MOGAZ 33:25 with their best shooter Momir Ilić in the main role with nine goals. The Serbian left back is back to the game after he was sent off in the last match in Zagreb. His compatriot from Turkish team, DARKO Djukic netted six goals.SG Flensburg beat RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 30:20 (13:10) to come to the position 4 after four matches. Anders Eggert scored eight goals for the winners, while Croatian right back Šime Ivić was the most efficient among Slovenians with four.PSG Handball smashed PPD ZAGREB 34:23 (18:8) earlier today.STANDINGS: 7. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko410395:103(-8)2 1. MVM Veszprém4310109:96(13)7 5. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …420293:97(-4)4 2. THW Kiel4301118:96(22)6 8. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu4004100:135(-35)0 MVM VeszpremSG Flensburg 6. Orlen Wisla Plock4112102:118(-16)3 ← Previous Story SUPER PSG Handball smash Zagreb in 10 minutes Next Story → EHF CL: PICK Szeged win in Kolding – No winner in Elverum
casper mortensenFC Barcelona handballValero Rivera ← Previous Story Kazan “Beach Handball” draw – how to become World Champions? Next Story → Egypt appoint David Davis FC Barcelona Lassa has reached an agreement with German Bundesliga club TSV Hannover-Burgdorf for the transfer of 28-year-old left-winger Casper Ulrich Bjerre Mortensen to the Catalan club. The 1.90 m tall Danish international will be signing for three seasons, through to 2020/21.Casper Mortensen, who had fantastic years behind with high point in 2016 when Denmark won Olympic gold in Rio, is TOP scorer of the DKB Bundesliga 2017/2018 season with 198 goals in jersey of TSV Hannover Burgdorf. He came to DKB Bundesliga in 2015 (Hamburg), while in Hannover is since February 2016.He began career at FIF Copenhagen (2000-2006) and FCK Handbold (2006) before turning pro for Ajax Heroes (2007-2009), FHK Elite (2009-2011); Viborg HK (2011/12); BSV Silkeborg (2012-2014), where he gained his first Champions League experience with 61 goals in 12 games and then SonderjyskE (2014/15).Rivera back in FranceMortensen joins Barça in the same week that it was announced that Valero Riverawill be returning to HBC Nantes after two seasons wearing the blaugrana shirt. When Barça play Teucro on Saturday 19, he will get the chance to bid farewell to the Palau Blaugrana.Source: FC Barcelona Lassa website
← Previous Story IHF about CAS decision: We are the owners of all rights Next Story → Veszprem tight win over Kielce What a revenge in the clash of the two last EHF Champions League winners. The Macedonian RK Vardar Skopje showed that they are able to fight for the third EHF CL Final4 in a row even without Raul Gonzales, Arpad Sterbik, Luka Cindric, Joan Canellas by beating reigning EHF CL winners Montpellier Handball in France – 27:24 (12:11).Surprisingly, the main role in his debut at European elite competition had Serbian goalie on the Vardar’s goal-line Dejan Milosavljev with 16 saves! MONPELJE – VARDAR SKOPJE 24:27 (11:12)MONPELJE : Gérard (12 saves), Portner; Gérard (1/1), Simonet (2/2), Caussé (1/2), Truchanovicius (0/4), Grébille (1/1), Pettersson (2/2), Richardson (1/6), Kavticnik (6/6 – 3), Bonnefond (2/2), Faustin (2/3), Porte (3/5), Bingo (2/2), Afgour, Soussi, Mamdouh (1/5)VARDAR SKOPJE: Milosavljev (16 saves), Mishevski, Kizic; Ocvirk, Popovski, Kristopans (3/8), Ferreira (1/5), Karacic (2/3), Skube (5/6), Kalarash, Cupic (6/6 (2)), Dibiroc (1/2), Shishkarev (0/1), Borozan (8/11), Vojvodic, Kiselev (1/3) EHF Champions LeagueHC Montpellier HandballRK Vardar Skopje
THE OPERATOR OF Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant admitted today it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and cost to reputation.The admission is one of the starkest yet by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which has been criticised for trying to shirk responsibility for the worst nuclear disaster in a generation.The report says before the huge waves of March 2011 smashed into the plant the company was aware defences against natural disaster were insufficient, but did not act because of the possible consequences.Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said in a report:There was a latent fear that plant shutdown would be required until severe accident measures were put in place.The document, entitled “Fundamental Policy for the Reform of TEPCO Nuclear Power Organization” says insufficient planning was done to prepare for a natural disaster.It said “severe accident” measures were taken in 2002, but nothing since because of worries about how it would appear to people living nearby.There was concern that if new severe accident measures were implemented, it could spread concern in the siting community that there is a problem with the safety of current plants.It also said any action might “add momentum to anti-nuclear movements”.The company admitted it was frightened by the prospect of getting sued if it acknowledged the safety regime in place was not up to scratch.InvestigationsTEPCO, which has been lambasted as secretive, produced the report after convening a panel of outside experts to review its nuclear programmes.Its admission of failure is a sharp about-face from previous claims that the tsunami was beyond conventional scientific expectation and there was no way they could have reasonably prepared for it.However, two separate investigation panels, set up by the government and the legislature, both found TEPCO had been blinkered to the potential risks.Those risks became reality on March 11, 2011, when a towering tsunami triggered by a record offshore earthquake slammed into Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, knocking out cooling systems and sending reactors into meltdown.The crippled units spewed radioactive materials across a wide area, contaminating a swathe of farmland in one of land-strapped Japan’s key food-producing areas.They also forced tens of thousands of people from their homes, many of whom are still living in temporary accommodation. Some may never be allowed to return.The clean-up of the land and demolition of the reactors are expected to take decades, while many communities remain deserted.The giant utility, which has since been nationalised, faces colossal compensation claims in addition to the cost of dismantling the Fukushima plant.No one is officially recorded as having died as a direct result of the nuclear accident, although the natural disaster is believed to have killed almost 19,000 people.Read: Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists>Read: Fukushima operators release first video of explosion aftermath>