Share Friday 24 October 2014 2:34 am whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Guy Bentley Shares in TSB jumped 3.2 per cent this morning, after it published figures showing profits had soared 28.8 per cent to £33.1m in the three months to 30 September as it picked up nearly one in 10 new current accounts in the UK.Franchise banking net interest margin remained stable at 3.61 per cent, while the bank, which Lloyds floated in June, remains strongly capitalised with a pro forma fully loaded Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 18.8 per cent. European banking rules dictate it must have a Tier 1 capital ratio of six per cent or greater. Paul Pester, TSB’s chief executive officer, commented:While we have always been clear that we are on a five year journey to grow TSB and its returns, it’s great to see people right across Britain continuing to vote with their feet for TSB’s local banking model. Nearly 1 in 10 of all customers who opened new bank accounts or switched during the last quarter chose TSB – this is well ahead of our long term target and is testament to the great service our TSB Partners continue to deliver.Last month, Lloyds announced it will sell another 11.5 per cent of its shares in TSB. The sale cut Lloyds’ holding in TSB to around 50.5 per cent.Swiss investment bank UBS had the sole mandate to run the book on the accelerated deal, with David Soanes and Christopher Smith rounding up the institutional investors to buy into the offer. Tags: Company TSB Banking Group TSB share price rises on third-quarter profits jump
LEE COUNTY, Fla.– The Lee County Public Schools showed off their newest and 15th High School in the district on Wednesday. A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the beginning of a new era for Gateway High School. The $98-million facility will feature number of attractive offerings for students including specialized classrooms, a multi-purpose auditorium, a weight room and multiple sports facilities.A special day to say the least for Gateway High School’s first Principle, Neketa Watson. Advertisement“Just hard work, commitment has gone into this. I remember when it was just a wooded area and to see this building here is amazing,” explained Watson. “I just want the best for our scholar’s and we plan to deliver that.”Gateway High School is expected to have around 600 freshman, 550 sophomores and 200 juniors for the start of the next school year. Advertisement “I think it’s going to be a huge advantage to have a high school so close to home. We have four kids that play sports and want to play sports,” explained parent, Charlie Hoskins. “It’s exciting. We are looking forward to this next year. It’s gunna be a fun time for our family.”Gateway’s 2021-2022 school year starts on August 10th. AdvertisementTags: Lee County Public schools No Content Available AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement
Former Health Minister and Attorney General to head new Graylands Hospital taskforce A taskforce of seven public sector leaders will be established to inform the McGowan Government’s planning and investment decisions regarding the Graylands Hospital site, forensics services and the nearby Selby Older Adult Mental Health Service.Read the full media statement (external site). /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:attorney-general, Australia, Government, health, health minister, hospital, Investment, Media, mental, mental health, Minister, WA Health, Western Australia
FedDev Ontario feeds growth of family-owned rural business From: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern OntarioCanada’s agri-food producers have been hit hard by the economic impacts of the pandemic. The Government of Canada is committed to providing them the resources they need to support our economic recovery and emerge stronger and more competitive than before. Central to this is supporting their growth to meet customer demands-within Canada and globally-while creating new jobs for Canadians, in communities large and small.March 19, 2021 – New Hamburg, OntarioCanada’s agri-food producers have been hit hard by the economic impacts of the pandemic. The Government of Canada is committed to providing them the resources they need to support our economic recovery and emerge stronger and more competitive than before. Central to this is supporting their growth to meet customer demands-within Canada and globally-while creating new jobs for Canadians, in communities large and small.Today, Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener−Conestoga, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $2 million to support the scale-up and growth of B-W Feed & Seed. The company’s feed mill is producing at full capacity and B-W Feed & Seed is ready to expand with construction of a new facility.B-W Feed & Seed expects to create 10 full-time jobs in New Hamburg and maintain 28 existing positions. With the help of this repayable investment, the company will install advanced manufacturing equipment and quadruple production capacity to meet customer demands. The company will leverage nearly $22 million in other investment, inject an anticipated $20 million in additional supply chain purchases into the southwestern Ontario economy annually and undertake activities to expand into international markets.Quotes“B-W Feed & Seed is one example of how agri-food manufacturers are scaling up production to expand capacity and meet growing demand, which is important as we work toward economic recovery. This FedDev Ontario investment is supporting a rural company which is strengthening the local supply chain and creating jobs in the New Hamburg community.”– Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener−Conestoga“Our agriculture and agri-food sectors are critical to the well-being of our population. Southern Ontario’s agri-food manufacturers, such as B-W Feed & Seed, have tremendous potential to support Canada’s economic growth and local economic diversification and we are proud to support their growth.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario“B-W Feed & Seed is excited to take the next step, investing in a new, efficient feed manufacturing facility to support agriculture in southwestern Ontario. This support from FedDev Ontario is helping us increase capacity, efficiency and better serve livestock producers, while supporting our local supply chain and creating local jobs.”– Dave Bender, President & CEO, B-W Feed & SeedQuick factsA family-owned producer of cow, hog and poultry feed, B-W Feed & Seed has been operating since 1966, and has grown to serve more than 500 customers and employs 28 full-time staff.Ontario’s agri-food sector supports more than 837,000 jobs across the province and contributes more than $47.5 billion each year to the regional economy.Since November 2015, FedDev Ontario has invested over $123 million in 83 projects in the agri-food sector.Since November 2015, FedDev Ontario has invested over $167 million in 149 projects in the Waterloo census division, which includes New Hamburg. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. 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Advertisements EnvironmentMarch 1, 2011 Related Related Related CONTACT: ASTON G. BAILEY JIS REGIONAL OFFICE PORT ANTONIO FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, on February 24, broke ground for the development of the Boscobel Operation Pride Project in St. Mary. The project, which will involve construction of new roadways, the completion of roads already laid out, and the provision of electricity, will be implemented on lands adjacent to the Ian Flemming International Airport in Boscobel. This project will be undertaken as part of the Operation Pride Programme of the Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited, and has been contracted to Dwight’s Construction Limited, with a duration of 90 days. The contract sum is approximately J$20.5 million, and the Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited will provide technical and project management, as well as facilitate the regularisation of tenure. The community comprises 278 lots, of which some 200 are occupied. Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Chang said the project was an indication of the Ministry’s commitment to provide housing solutions for poor Jamaicans. He also added that consideration is being given to making adjustments to the regulations governing the subdivision of properties, to make it easier for poor persons to become certified land owners. Dr. Chang argued that the practice of land squatting has evolved in Jamaica for many reasons, with a major problem being the difficulty encountered in the implementation of land subdivision. He said that those persons who had settled on the PRIDE land informally, will be given the opportunity to purchase the areas they occupy and subsequently provided with registered titles. Noting that the contract relating to the development of the project is the first of its kind to be entered into by government with a private company, the Minister said he is confident that the Boscobel development will result in the creation of a dynamic community with responsible and co-operative residents. Member of Parliament for Western St. Mary, Hon. Robert Montague, said he is personally committed to the development of the project, and the regularisation of the tenure of the persons occupying the land in the area. Mr. Montague said the project is part of a general programme of development being implemented in the constituency, adding that he is fully committed to the development of housing solutions in the communities of Galina, Hamilton Mountain and Salisbury, to lift the people of St. Mary out of poverty. Also speaking at the function were Mayor of Port Maria, Councillor Richard Creary, who commended the Ministry of Water and Housing and the Housing Agency of Jamaica for implementing the project, and Joseph Shoucair, Managing Director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica.
HomeBusinessHostel looking to expand Jun. 30, 2020 at 6:00 amBusinessDevelopmentFeaturedNewsHostel looking to expandeditor12 months agoHostelplanning commissionAn expansion of the hostel on Second Street would include minor renovations to the Rapp Saloon. Courtesy photo. The Planning Commission will hear a proposal this week to expand the hostel in Downtown Santa Monica.The applicant is asking for permission to build a new, five story, 60-foot expansion that would include 40 additional rooms, a renovated dining hall and central courtyard in about 15,622 square feet.The property currently houses a four story building with capacity for 273 guests, the Rapp Saloon and a single story dining hall with six parking spaces. Hostelling International operates the facility and claims on their website that it is the largest purpose-built hostel in the country. The Rapp Saloon, built in 1875 is Santa Monica’s first landmarked building. While it won’t be directly impacted by the new construction, the proposal does include minor renovations to the property to improve access and functionality for ongoing community uses.“The proposed scope of rehabilitation of the Rapp Saloon includes lowering the raised interior floor, removing the concrete steps, and extending the door down to sidewalk level in order to facilitate improved access and functionality of the community space,” said the report. “While minor in scope, the proposed enhancements are intended to improve connectivity and usage of the community space/landmarked structure.”According to the staff report, the new building would replace the single story building and parking spaces at the rear of the property. No parking spaces are required of the existing hostel or the proposed addition but the facility does provide bicycle storage on site.The hostel has been closed during the current emergency but is scheduled to open again in August. Rooms can accommodate multiple guests with beds going for less than $50 per night depending on availability. Staff are recommending the Commission approve the project to increase the number of low cost rooms in the city.“The proposed addition would increase the stock of much needed low-cost lodging and also increase the ability to share the City’s first designated landmark with visitors from abroad in a harmonious and compatible setting,” said the staff report.Staff also said the project has operated for 30 years without causing problems and is located near the visitor friendly Downtown.“The project is situated in a highly walkable, transit rich location, near bike lanes and paths and surrounded by visitor serving uses and destinations. The Downtown area encourages a variety of uses, including the hostel, and promotes the highest concentration of activity in the City,” said the report.If approved by the Planning Commission, the project would also require a Certificate of Appropriateness by the Landmarks Commission.The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 1. Visit https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Planning-Commission/ for more [email protected] :Hostelplanning commissionshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSupreme Court declines to hear border wall challengeReward for police car arsonYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours ago
DUBLIN, Ohio – Whether it’s his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he’s on top of his game. McIlroy made two eagles and three birdies on the back nine at Muirfield Village – along with a double bogey – on his way to a 9-under 63 and a three-shot lead Thursday after the opening round of the Memorial. A week ago, McIlroy began his week at Wentworth by announcing he and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki had broken off their engagement. Then, he went out and won the BMW Championship for his strongest win in more than two years. At the Memorial, McIlroy caught his spikes in the turf on his second shot at the seventh hole and felt pain the rest of the round, especially when he had to put a little extra pop into tee shots or long irons. He was limping when he walked off the stage after talking about how he made five birdies and two eagles after hurting his knee. It was the lowest opening round in 39 years at the Memorial. ”I don’t think it’s anything more than just being confident with my game,” McIlroy said. ”I was expecting this to happen. I’ve been playing well. I’ve been posting good numbers, good rounds. And I knew my game was close. And honestly, I don’t think it’s anything to do with what’s happening off the golf course. It’s just I’ve been trending in the right direction, and it’s starting to all come together.” Memorial Tournament: Articles, videos and photos Masters champion Bubba Watson, Chris Kirk and Paul Casey each had a 66 while playing in calmer and slightly softer morning conditions. Keegan Bradley was at 67, notable not because it was his best score at Muirfield Village but because it was his first time in his four years on the PGA Tour that he did not use a belly putter. Adam Scott, who won at Colonial last week in his debut at No. 1 in the world, lost momentum with a shot into the water for double bogey on No. 9, and he missed some birdie and eagle chances on the back nine that would have allowed him to stay close with McIlroy. He settled for a 69. Phil Mickelson also looked sharp – at least for 15 holes. He was at 5 under after a birdie on the 15th hole – at the time, just one shot out of the lead. But he hit into the water on the par-3 16th and did well to escape with bogey. He came up short on the 17th and muffed two flops shots on his way to double bogey. And he finished with another double bogey by three-putting the 18th. That gave him a 72 ”Just threw away a good round,” Mickelson said. The course began to get firm under a hot sun late in the afternoon, which didn’t appear to bother McIlroy. Jordan Spieth picked up birdies on the par 5s, had a good par save on the 16th and squeezed out a 69 that left him pleased. ”Anything under par is a good score,” Spieth said. ”Obviously, Rory didn’t think that.” McIlroy was more than nine shots better than the field average. His only scare came on the seventh hole when his spikes caught and applied a little more torque on his knee. McIlroy said he had never experienced that before, though he felt some ice and work in the fitness trailer should take care of it. ”The inside of it is sore, a little swollen,” McIlroy said. ”Some treatment and I should be fine for the morning.” The golf after that was simply spectacular. From the deep rough right of the 10th fairway, he hammered a shot to the middle of the green and it caught a slope and settled 4 feet away. He hit 4-iron to 25 feet on the par-5 11th and holed a 25-foot birdie putt in the center of the cup. He holed a tough 15-foot birdie on the 13th, and then hit a towering 5-iron to 15 feet on the par-5 15 for another eagle. McIlroy picked up his final birdie with a 12-foot birdie after a great tee shot to the deceptively tough front pin on the par-3. He finished his round with an 8-foot putt to save par from the bunker. His only blunder came on the 14th when he tugged a wedge too hard and too far left into a plugged lie in the bunker. He played well away from the flag to avoid going down the slope and into the water, but left it in the sand. His next shot had to be good to get within 6 feet of the flag, and it wasn’t. The ball ran off the green and down a slope. He had to get up-and-down for a double bogey. McIlroy answered by smashing another tee shot into the fairway and hitting that high 5-iron onto the green for eagle, erasing the double bogey. It’s just one round, but considering it was McIlroy, it was an attention-getter. McIlroy is one of those players who can follow up a win with more great play. When he won the PGA Championship by eight shots in 2012, that was the start of three victories in four starts against the strongest fields of the year.
UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Featured image: Stock Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Previous articleDrought affects hydroelectricity generation in KenyaNext articleEskom: PIC bailout could be beyond its remit Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Generation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has commenced the construction of 2x 150, 330/132kV and 2x 60MVA, 132/33kV injection sub-station power transformer projects in Akruba, Lafia, Nassarawa state.The Leadership newspaper cited the managing director at NDPHC, Joseph Chiedu Ugbo, stating that the source of power currently in use at the Lafia environs is 33KV, obtained from Akwanga which is 93km away from the state capital.Ugbo said this is however, unable to meet with the increasing demand of the Lafia population. Read more…This project is estimated to cost $18 million, funded by both the Federal, State and Local government and would serve to supply both Lafia and its envisions.NDPHC injection sub-stationThe substation is a 330KV power station and would serve to add up as a back-feed supply of power in the FCT in addition to the power sources from Gerogu and Shiroro plants.The two 7.5 MVA (330/132) power transformers at the station would inject 13MW of electricity to the existing supply to Lafia and surroundings, it will supply 15 units of 50KV distribution transformers.Ugbo the project is being handled by a German company AK – AY Elektrik and gave assurance that the project will be completed before 31 December, 2018.
Email* Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. British fill first four places while Michael Jung easily secures his second FEI Classics™ titleOliver Townend (GBR) kept his head in a tense final jumping round at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, last leg of the FEI Classics™, to score his first CCI4* victory for eight years and head a British sweep of the top four places.He overcame a nerve-racking moment when the 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse Ballaghmor Class crashed through the upright gate but, fortunately for him, the previous pair in the arena, Gemma Tattersall (GBR) and Arctic Soul had given him breathing space when they had a fence down.“This is very, very special. Such a lot can go wrong with a young horse – and he’s only just learned to do flying changes – but he’s in a different class to anything else I’ve ridden recently.” ~ Oliver Townend (GBR), Burghley winner.Tattersall finished third, slipping one place behind Piggy French (GBR), who jumped clear on the mare Vanir Kamira to move up from fifth after cross country to the runner-up slot. It was a particularly triumphant return for French, who has taken a year off from the sport to have a baby.“Our jumping round wasn’t that pretty, but who cares! Burghley is the toughest four-star in the world and to do well here is a dream!” ~ Piggy French (GBR), runner-upTom McEwen (GBR) riding Toledo de Kerser rose three places to fourth, a career best, with a beautifully judged clear round and Kristina Cook (GBR), one of the British gold medal team at last month’s FEI European Championships in Strzegom, moved up from 10th to seventh on Star Witness.Richard Jeffry’s track produced seven clear rounds from the 40 finishers, two of which were with time faults.New Zealander Tim Price was the highest-placed non-British rider, in fifth on Ringwood Sky Boy. America’s Lynn Symansky was sixth on Donner and Andrew Nicholson (NZL) and the gallant 17-year-old Nereo were eighth with two rails down.FEI Classics™Although Michael Jung had retired across country after a rare mistake with La Biosthetique Sam, the German still secured the top prize in the FEI Classics™ following a win at Kentucky and second places at Pau and Badminton.French rider Maxime Livio, who was not competing at Burghley, remained in second place, counting a win at Pau and a second at Kentucky, and Nicola Wilson (GBR) remained in third with a fourth place at Pau and a second at Lühmuhlen.“It’s been a brilliant season”, summed up the FEI’s Catrin Norinder, head of the Eventing and Olympic department. “All six events have been thrilling and we’ve seen some fantastic performances from athletes and horses who have portrayed our sport in the very best light.”Final result:1. Oliver Townend/Ballaghmor Class (GBR) 40.2 + 0.4 + 5 = 45.62. Piggy French/Vanir Kamira (GBR) 43.7 + 3.2 + 0 = 46.93. Gemma Tattersall/Arctic Soul (GBR) 43.0 + 0 + 4 = 47.0Full results here.FEI Classics™ series final leaderboard:1. Michael Jung (GER) 392. Maxime Livio (FRA) 333. Nicola Wilson (GBR) 204. Andrew Nicholson (NZL) 185. Tim Price (NZL) 166. Oliver Townend (GBR) 157. Julia Krajewski (GER) 158. Hazel Shannon (AUS) 159. Gemma Tattersall (GBR) 1410. Piggy French (GBR) 12 Tags: Piggy French, Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Gemma Tattersall, FEI Classics™, Oliver Townend, Ballaghmor Class, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.
myself 1. June 2014. at 21:24 Related Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHandball is the biggest winner after an amazing weekend in Cologne. SG Flensburg-Handewitt lift their first VELUX EHF Champions League trophy, in the aftermath of a seven-goal turnaround against forceful THW Kiel- with 30:28 (14:16) win in the final match of the VELUX EHF FINAL4. Bundesliga outfit from the far north on the Danish border, wouldn’t allow being star-struck or intimidated by sheer concentration of talent in THW Kiel’s team. The final match was a big statement of Bundesliga teams dominance, in a match that could signal the shift of power in European club handball. THW Kiel leave Cologne empty-handed for the second time in a row, and it’s a worrying signal for Alfred Gislason’s team, that may be on decline, since enjoying the most successful season in club’s history in 2012.Vranješ: I’m going to win this!Seven-time finalists couldn’t match the enthusiasm and drive of Ljubo’s Jungs, lead by the tactical genius Ljubomir Vranješ, who believed in his team’s success every step of the way.“I’m speechless. I am so proud, proud of my team. I told them before the match that I was proud just to be here today. Because we did something great yesterday,” said Vranješ, who previously stated he ‘will win’ the VELUX EHF Champion League trophy with SG Flensburg-Handewitt, who lost two EHF Champions League finals beforehand; including a 2007 final defeat to THW Kiel, with Vranješ a SG Flensburg-Handewitt player.“And today, I do not know what we did today. It was incredible, I don’t wanna talk about tactics at all now. I just wanna thank everybody who supported us and I wanna thank my players for this season. Incredible,” boasted Vranješ who continued his team’s success upon their EHF Cup Winner’s Cup victory in 2012.“I am there since 2006 I think, first as a player. So I know all the surroundings, all the people who are continuously supporting us. I am trying to keep continuity in our work,” added the legendary Swede, born to Serbian parents.Flensburg take revengeThe first half saw THW Kiel on their natural high, as the awakened Marko Vujin, and Aron Palmarson- the VELUX EHF FINAL4 MVP barrage-fired from both left and right, to keep Flensburg on a comfortable distance at 8:3, and 10:5 later on.“It’s a great award and a great honour for me. But in this moment I’m much more disappointed about the loss than happy about the award,” said Palmarson, the first winner of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 MVP prize, presented for the first time at the 2014 VELUX EHF FINAL4.It was Mattias Andersson who took charge as the experienced Swede ‘closed the blinds’ mid-way to the first half to get Flensburg back into the game, with a two-goal deficit to catch up on 12:14.“We never gave up, we went on fighting. And never were in panic – I’m sure that was the key to succeed today. The defence helped me a lot today,” said composed ex-Kiel man, who took a lion’s share of merits for winning SG Flensburg-Handewitt’s first, and his second EHF Champions League title.It all went uphill for SG Flensburg-Handewitt from the moment Anders Eggert scored a beautifully placed kempa, worthy only of the top-echelon players, to take the first lead for his team, 20:19 seven minutes into the second half. Andersson put the lights out again, at 25:21, with Vranješ hasitant to take the time-out, to keep up with a high-tempo of SG Flensburg-Handewitt’s game. Anders Eggert and Lasse Svan-Hansen lead the efficient counter-attacks.“In the last ten minutes of the first half and in the second half we nearly didn’t make any mistakes. I’m so happy that we have Andersson in our goal – he is the best goalkeeper,” said Svan, who scored 7 goals for his team.Andersson summed up the frustration of Palamrson and Vujin, keeping the later from scoring what might have been a lifeline goal for THW Kiel at 29:28, with a little over a minute left in the game, but that is when the fatigue kicked in for the German powerhouse.“I’m trying to laugh because the season is over. Congratulations from me to Flensburg, because they deserve to stand here as a winner. It was tough, because we were tired. We tried, but Flensburg was well prepared. As Alfred already said, we’re happy to be here and I’m happy that the season is over,” said seemingly relieved, but exhausted Filip Jicha. The SG Flensburg-Handewitt players gathered up center-court for a group hug, to celebrate a monumental victory. THW Kiel stars were barely standing in disbelief, some of them in tears, on the sidelines of the LANXESS Arena court tonight.SG Flensburg-Handewitt players, and everyone associated with this win, still may be unaware the magnitude of their achievement.“It is quite hard to understand at the moment. I even cannot say that I know ‘I have won the Champions League’ in that very moment. Maybe tomorrow, or the day after. At the moment I just feel empty. I want to celebrate with my team and my family now,” said Vranješ, who masterminded this monumental success.TEXT: NEMANJA SAVIC 2 Comments to myself 2. June 2014. at 20:53 Dont cry vezprem fan:) only 2 teams fans always crying after defeat, Vezprem and Kielce No one knows how they won the title…..well Gjeding/Hansen and EHF know. Four matches at the Final4 and four terrible referee performances. 2 Comments Leave 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.