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  • Excoach new politician Wilbek resigns as DHF sports director

    ← Previous Story Blaz Janc to replace Tobbias Reichmann in Kielce? Next Story → Bojana Popovic is new Montenegrian NT coach – Boskovic resigns Ulrik Wilbek Ulrik Wilbek will no longer be a sports director of the Danish Handball Federation! The legendary Danish coach will use his energy for local politics activities in Viborg. He decided to leave handball after post-Olympic media stories in which he was marked as the one who spoke with the players about possible dismissing of Gudmundur Gudmundsson from the position of the national team head-coach:“The most important thing for me has always been and continues to Danish handball, and in light of the turmoil there has been since returning from the Olympics in Rio, I can not see myself continuing as sports manager. I do not want to take the focus from the national team job, but I want to give Gudmundur the best working conditions in the future, “said coach likes to throw that looks back on four years of effort in sports executive role.“I have been extremely happy for all my years in DHF and especially my time as a sports, where most of the work have related to talent development and cooperation with the domestic coaches, clubs and elite environment of Danish handball. It has been an incredibly rewarding and exciting work. Now I will use the time to come to hand over my responsibilities to others in DHF, and then I will use my energy on the local political work in Viborg – said Wilbek.Wilbek didn’t deny that he spoke with the group of the players after first defeat in Rio against Croatia about “improvements”. However, the media story became too big even for Wilbek…Denmark won gold medal in Rio, after bad start with two defeats in Preliminary Round… read more

  • In one of his last outings Eamon Gilmore to discuss what to

    first_imgIreland has already committed €200,000 in emergency aid to buy tents and hygiene kits for these people. Gilmore said it was critical that Iraq’s political leaders “come together in a more constructive way to overcome this crisis”.The view from the USUS President Barack Obama has warned that the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) could destabilise other countries in the volatile region.Isis, which has already taken over several cities, is aiming to create an Islamic state that will incorporate both Iraq and Syria.Speaking last night, Obama ruled out putting US combat troops on the ground in Iraq again, but said that their ideology poses a medium and long-term threat to the United States.“We’re going to have to be vigilant generally,” he said in an interview. “Right now the problem with Isis is the fact that they’re destabilising the country”.“This could spill over into some of our allies like Jordan,” he said. “They are engaged in wars in Syria where, in the vacuum that’s been created, they could amass more arms, more resources”.Read: Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabilise other countries > Read: Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing > IN WHAT WILL be one of his final outings as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will be in Luxembourg today to discuss the worsening crisis in Iraq with other EU Foreign Ministers.Speaking ahead of the event, Gilmore said he was “extremely concerned” by the deteriorating situation.“The surge in violence represents a serious threat to the security, not only of the Iraqi people, but of the whole region,” he said.The Foreign Affairs Council – which is made up of all EU foreign ministers – will meet with the UN Special Representative on Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov, to talk about the number of people forced to flee the country.An estimated half a million Iraqis have had to leave their homes due to the fighting so far.Watch: What Eamon Gilmore had to say as he arrived for the meeting in Luxembourg last_img read more