Japan 2019 All Star team – Estavana Polman is MVP

first_imgLeave 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 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFollowing the last match of the 24th IHF Women’s World Championship, the All-star Team has been selected. The Dutch left back-playmaker Estavana Polman is voted for the Most Valuable Player of the tournament in Kumamoto.MVP: Estavana Polman, NetherlandsLeft wing: Camilla Herrem, NorwayLeft back: Alexandrina Cabral Barbosa, SpainCentre back: Estavana Polman, NetherlandsRight back: Anna Vyakhireva, RussiaRight wing: Jovanka Radicevic, MontenegroLine player: Linn Blohm, SwedenGoalkeeper: Tess Wester, NetherlandsTop scorer: Lois Abbingh, Netherlands – 71 goals Dutch handball euphoria – 10.000 tickets sold for 10 hours! Estavana Polman is Dutch Sports Person of the Year 2019 Click to comment Recommended for you Related Items:Estavana Polman Estavana Polman seriosly injured: “Sh.. happens”last_img read more

How Verheugen put the king of Kiev in his place

first_imgBut while many in the high-powered audience at Salzburg muttered about the dark deeds associated with Kuchma, the enlargement commissioner had the courage to stand up and tell him exactly what he didn’t want to hear.Nevertheless, it was probably the least- known figure on the platform who stole the plaudits on the day. Zoran Djindjic, prime minister of Serbia, argued persuasively for a new Europe – one that was not just about the economy but also about vision and optimism.He deserved his applause, but the German commissioner probably deserved it more. It was the diplomatic equivalent of a punch below the belt or a kick where it hurts. And the self-styled king of Kiev, smiling through gritted teeth, knew it.Verheugen, who looks like the sort of chap who might get sand kicked in his face on the beach, had not only humiliated him in front of his peers (four presidents and three prime ministers, to be precise) but also his entourage.As soon as the conference finished, Kuchma stormed out of the building with his bodyguards practically running to keep up with him. And worse news was to follow for the president: while he was away from home, the Ukrainian opposition were organising a massive demonstration to mark the anniversary of the death of journalist Georgiy Gongadze, allegedly killed on Kuchma’s orders.Will the 64-year-old despot still be in charge in a year’s time? Maybe, maybe not. The Salzburg event was memorable, however, more for its discussion of which countries will not be joining the EU in the forseeable future, rather than those which will.Heading the list of the latter is, of course, Ukraine. Its President, Leonid Kuchma, addressed the conference at some length on why his country should be given the chance to join the EU, stressing that to reject it would “cast doubt on the values and ideals which encouraged Ukraine to seek independence”.Günter Verheugen, the enlargement commissioner, was having none of it – and told Kuchma so in no uncertain terms. “We must be all aware that a European perspective for Ukraine must not necessarily mean a membership perspective,” he said. “It would be very dangerous”, he added, if such a debate was started “too early”.last_img read more