Historical Victory by Bosnian Handball National Team

first_imgFormer coach of Handball national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Halid Demirovic, rated yesterday’s victory in Qatar as a historical one, in a talk for klix.ba“First half was full of anxiety. Still it was the first game and it didn’t seem  hat they were playing as agreed. At the beginning we had a lot of turnovers and Iran used them in one large pace, too big will and thanks to our mistakes in attacking. That led to the result of 16: 12, but coach Markovic surely found right words at the half- time“, said Demirovic for klix.ba referring to the results of Markovic’ s intervention in the locker room.“In the second half we saw that the defense played great, we were scoring from simple counterattacks, and the attack was more organized and that’s how Bosnia came to the series of 7: 0. It was historical victory and it is very important for the self- confidence and motivation before todays match against Austria“, said Demirovic.(Source: klix.ba/ photo oslobodjenje)last_img read more

Accounts differ on U.S. attack that killed 25 Iraqis

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – U.S. troops backed by aircraft attacked a Shiite town north of Baghdad at dawn on Friday, killing at least 25 Iraqis the military described as criminals who were involved in the transport of weapons. But Iraqis at the scene said the dead were civilians, though some were armed. The military said it had been searching for an insurgent leader believed to be associated with the elite Iranian Quds Force, which U.S. intelligence sources believe is working in Iraq to foment violent activity by some Shiite militias. A military spokesman said the raid was unsuccessful in capturing the insurgent leader. Iraqis at the scene gave an account that diverged sharply from that of the military. They said the Iraqis who were killed were trying to defend their town from al-Qaida in Mesopotamia, the homegrown Sunni militant group that U.S. intelligence believes has foreign leadership. Al-Qaida in Mesopotamia has been active in Diyala province, where the town is located, but so have militias associated with the anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“The residents were defending themselves and the town,” said Uday al-Khadran, the mayor of Khalis, the district in which the fighting occurred. “They were not militias for killing people, and they were recognized by the security forces in the district, and this issue is familiar in all the towns of Khalis because of al-Qaida threats, especially to the Shiite,” he said. However, a statement the U.S. military released described a serious onslaught from the Iraqis in the town. As U.S. forces approached the village, the statement said, they came under heavy fire and called in airstrikes. “Responding in self-defense, the ground force returned fire,” the statement said. “Enemy fire intensified, and supporting aircraft were called in an attempt to suppress the threat. The armed group continued to engage and began to aggressively maneuver toward coalition forces, firing assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades,” the statement continued.last_img read more

Lucerne Festival has been celebrating the finest i

first_imgLucerne Festival has been celebrating the finest in classical music since 1938, with famous orchestras, legendary conductors and virtuoso soloists collaborating three times a year at the idyllic location of Lake Lucerne. The artists perform in a concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel, renowned for its phenomenal acoustics and exquisite architecture, where they encounter an audience that is no less international and sophisticated.Featuring different themes each year, the programme offers a wonderfully broad spectrum ranging from Mozart to the Modernists, from early music to avant-garde experimentation. This year’s festivities are themed Easter, Summer and Piano, and run between April and November.New to the Festival in 2017 is the free Lucerne mobility ticket entitling participants to the free use of buses and trains (2nd class) in tariff zone 10, valid for the entirety of their stay. The Lucerne Mobility Ticket is personal, non-transferable and not inclusive of boat travel. The pass is issued upon check-in, however, the hotel reservation document (printed or digital) may be presented to the ticket inspector for transit to the hotel.last_img read more

Slowmotion video reveals killer whiplash butcherbirds use to take down prey

first_imgWhen the team analyzed the shaking motions, they found that the shrikes could exert up to 6 gs of accelerative force. By comparison, humans in low-speed, rear-end car crashes can experience head accelerations of 2 to 12 gs, enough to cause whiplash. On a mouse’s smaller spine, these forces can be fatal.The results could help explain how shrikes—and other species like snakes and lizards—tackle prey larger than they are, by using the weight of their prey’s own bodies against them. For now, add another brutal move to the butcherbird’s vicious arsenal.*Correction, 5 September, 2:25 p.m.: This story has been updated to note that the loggerhead shrikes in this study were observed catching prey up to 40% of their body mass. By Frankie SchembriSep. 4, 2018 , 7:01 PM Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Email For animals unlucky enough to run into a carnivorous songbird known as the shrike, a quiet scurry through the woods can quickly morph into a dance with death. Loggerhead shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus), aka butcherbirds, impale their prey on spiky plants or barbed wire before delivering a death blow to the neck with their hooked beaks. Now, a new study shows how the birds can take down lizards and mice with body masses up to 40% of their own. Scientists used a high-speed video camera to film 28 shrikes attacking large vertebrate prey at a zoological research center on San Clemente Island in California. When the researchers examined the slowed-down footage, they found that in nearly all fatal attacks, the shrikes would first latch onto the necks of their prey, vigorously shaking them up and down.By using their prey’s neck as a pivot to whip them in wavelike motion, the shrikes could cause fatal damage to cervical vertebrae and spinal cords, the researchers report today in Biology Letters.center_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Slow-motion video reveals ‘killer whiplash’ butcherbirds use to take down preylast_img read more