Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Aug. 30, 2015

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Alison Cerutti/Bruno Schmidt, Jacob Gibb/Casey Patterson, Chaim Schalk/Ben Saxton and Jonathan Erdmann/Kay Matysik

Olsztyn, Poland, August 30, 2015 – World champion duo Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt won their fifth consecutive FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold when they defeated Jacob Gibb and Casey Patterson in the Olsztyn Grand Slam gold medal match on Sunday.

The Brazilians hit their stride early in the match and maintained their red-hot form to beat the American duo 2-0 (21-10, 21-15).

“It has come at an excellent time because it is the Olympic qualifying period,” Bruno said. “We feel really good and played very well in this tournament and continued to raise our level right to the end and the final.”

“Bruno was fantastic again, he is the best in the world right now,” Alison said. “In the semifinal he was amazing with his service and attack and he saved me a lot in the final.”

The pair’s gold at the Netherlands 2015, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships was followed up by further gold at the Gstaad Major Series event and the Yokohama and Long Beach Grand Slams.

Their next stop is the Rio de Janeiro Open on Copacabana Beach, which will serve as a test event for the Rio de Janeiro 2016, Olympic Games.

“We have to try and save some energy because we are really tired,” Bruno added. “Our bodies are aching, but we love this sport.

“Our coaches push us all the time, so this isn’t just about us, but the whole group.”

The silver medal is Patterson and Gibb’s second appearance on a World Tour podium in 2015. Earlier in the season they won the St Petersburg, Florida Grand Slam.

“They are the best team in the world right now,” Gibb said. “They are wonderful, but not unbeatable. There are a wonderful team and I love those guys. I am very happy for them, but they are not unbeatable.”

Saxton and Schalk break German duck for bronze

Chaim Schalk and Ben Saxton ended a run of five losses to Jonathan Erdmann and Kay Matysik to win bronze.

The Canadian pair needed two match points, but eventually Schalk scored the winning point for a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) victory. It is their second medal in two World Tour tournaments following silver at the Yokohama Grand Slam.

“They always play tough against us and we’ve taken our time to figure them out, plus we are playing a higher level than we have in the past,” Schalk said. “Our coach Jason Lochhead has been incredible for us and we’ve been in California with a lot of the USA team, it has been a gradual process, but it is going our way.”

“Hopefully we can start the next season this way and carry it through to future seasons,” Saxton added. “We’re improving as the results show and hopefully we’ll continue to thrive.”



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Russia and Korea

Sendai, Japan, August 30, 2015 – Nataliya Obmochaeva had a field day in scoring as she charted 25 points in Russia’s 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-22) win over Korea in the second round of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup at the Sendai Gymnasium on Sunday.

Russia entered the second technical timeout with a 16-13 lead as Obmochaeva’s attacks drilled the Korean block. Obmochaeva scored eight points mid-set to outscore top Korean attackers Kim Hee-Jin and Kim Yeon-Koung, who have scored four and three points, respectively. Russia secured their lead and the first set from a Korean service error 25-20.

Korea came off strong with a 4-0 lead in the second set until Russia played cut down their lead to within one at 7-6. Russia coach Yury Marichev then fielded in Tatiana Kosheleva, who produced an instant point and game equaliser at 7-all. After trailing the Russians most of the set, the Koreans came back to even the score 22-all then eventually led late in the set. Russia, however, still emerged on top as Obmochaeva ended the second set with a strong spike from the right flank 26-24.

Russia dictated the tempo in the third set as Obmochaeva continued with her attack onslaught, forcing the weaker Asian blocker to struggle. Although Korea made some last minute run in the third set, Russia still prevailed 25-22.


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Saturday, August 29, 2015

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ROMA - A causa di una protrusione discale domani la centrale Valentina Arrighetti, accompagnata dal medico della nazionale italiana Dr. Roberto Vannicelli, lascerà momentaneamente il ritiro azzurro e si trasferirà a Bergamo, dove nei prossimi giorni verrà sottoposta a un trattamento specifico per questo tipo di problematica.


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Aug. 27, 2015

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Shania Twain by Victoria Miller

Shania Twain turned 50 years old on Aug. 28, and the Canadian country music superstar is celebrating that milestone by getting ready for the final leg of her Rock This Country Tour. Twain previously announced that she will retire from touring completely once the current tour wraps. The singer plans to focus more on songwriting and writing books during her semi-retirement, according to Rolling Stone on Friday.



Shania Twain’s 50 year milestone doesn’t mean she will be retiring from the entertainment industry completely, but the “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” singer has long hinted that the performance side of her job has become more difficult over the past few years. Last month, Twain told AJC.com that she will be doing music until the days she dies, but she added that the performance side of her career has just been “a phase” of her life. A very long phase.


“I’ve been on stage since I was 8 years old,” the Grammy-winning singer said. “I really put in my fair share of performances. I want to write more, I want to make a lot more records. I miss making records and I haven’t made enough records in my life and in my career. I also want to write songs for other artists who are coming up and enjoy them having their moment on the stage.”

Shania Twain may have just turned 50, but she said she has been preparing for this new phase of her life since she was in her mid-40s. The final leg of Twain’s Rock This Country farewell tour kicks off Sept. 12 in Spokane, Washington and will run through Oct. 27, finishing up in Canada. While the concert dates will mark the last chance for fans to see Shania Twain perform live, in honor of the country superstar’s 50th birthday, special discounted tickets went on sale this weekend for some of her final shows. The price? Fifty dollars.



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Aug. 29, 2015

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Danielle Williams, Cindy Roleder , Alina Talay, Brianna Rollins, Michelle Jenneke and Dawn Harper-Nelson by John Salvado (posted Aug. 28, 2015)



Jamaican Danielle Williams has taken took full advantage of the enforced absence of Sally Pearson and an off night from the US contingent to win gold in the 100m hurdles at the world athletics championships in Beijing.

Williams won in her fastest-ever time of 12.57 seconds in a blanket finish as less than a tenth of a second separated the first five placegetters.

German Cindy Roleder (12.59) and Alina Talay from Belarus (12.66) claimed the minor medals, with defending champion Brianna Rollins relegated to fourth spot.

Another of the favoured US hurdlers, 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson, crashed into the second barrier in her semi-final and fell over.


Australian Michelle Jenneke was also eliminated at the semi-final stage in a time of 13.01 - one hundredth of a second faster than her heat run.

Pearson, the 2011 world champion and 2012 Olympic gold medallist, is back in Australia recovering from a broken wrist suffered in June.

But with Friday night's winning time the slowest in any world championships final in a decade, Pearson can look forward with considerable optimism to returning for next year's Rio Games, where she will be defending her Olympic title.

Pearson set her PB of 12.28 in the 2011 world championships final and stopped the clock at 12.35 in the London Olympics final.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Italian-Style Braised Rabbit With Rosemary and Mushrooms

By Joanna Brady Schmida posted August 1, 2010 (An Old Article) (Definitely Not suitable for kids)

I had my first taste of rabbit a long time ago in Italy, where serving a freshly cooked bunny on a platter with fresh vegetables was the most natural thing in the world. The restaurant was an old farmhouse and the woman who ran it had a hutch outside her kitchen where she raised her livestock before transforming it into dinner. Since then, I've cooked rabbit quite often, both in Italy and in France, and even -- when I can find it -- in Key West.

Eating rabbits and hares has always been pretty much commonplace in Europe. The French, Greeks, Germans, Spaniards and Britons love both, as do the Italians. They're equally popular in South America, some parts of the Middle East and China. I doubt if they are eaten in Australia, where there are so many of them they are considered a pest.

In America, rabbits, hares and even squirrels are eaten mostly in rural regions where hunting is a popular pastime. But they're rarely on menus in more urban centers of America or Canada. That said, rabbit meat does appear sometimes in our supermarkets, just not as a regular item.

Because the prolific rabbit is probably the easiest creature in the world to raise, I can only guess that our stores don't often stock the meat because of buyer resistance. Is it our memories of Bambi's friend, Thumper? The Easter bunny? The ever-appealing Bugs Bunny? Or is it because we consider them rodents? Whatever the reason, we're missing out on an excellent source of protein and some very tasty meals.

OK, little rabbits are cute ... but so are little pigs, baby cows, lambs and goat kids and we don't hesitate to eat them. And no, they aren't really rodents, although they do share some common traits with them and perhaps some related lineage.

If you're wondering what the difference is between a rabbit and a hare, baby rabbits are born blind and hairless. In contrast, hares are generally born with hair (no pun intended) and are able to see. Rabbits usually live underground in burrows or warrens while hares live in simple nests above the ground and do not live in groups. Hares are generally larger than rabbits with longer ears and markings on their fur. Hares have not been domesticated while rabbits are often kept as house pets. (Thumper, by the way, defies these descriptions. His ears are short and he has a cotton tail, yet he has the markings of a young hare.)

Rabbits provide a high-quality protein and the meat tastes much like chicken. They're leaner than beef, pork or chicken. Roasters usually weigh more than 5 pounds and can be up to 8 months in age. Their flesh is firm and coarse-grained.

Fryer rabbits are young, up to 9 weeks old, and usually weigh between 4.5 to 5 pounds. They're tender and fine grained but it's still a good idea to brine your rabbit before frying. Submerge it for up to 12 hours in a large freezer bag in a solution of a quarter cup of kosher salt to four cups of water.

Hares need a little more attention. Because they live outdoors and are active, hares live longer than rabbits, have more muscle and are tougher. You can brine them, too. A hare can be hung for several days in order to collect their blood. And they are often "jugged," meaning they're cooked in a glass jug in a pot of water for a few hours, with their blood and puréed liver mixed with cream and added at the end. If you like your meat gamey, you might enjoy eating hares. They are large, up to 12 pounds. Their meat, like goose, is dark, more like beef than chicken. The German Haasen pfeffer and the French Civet de Lièvre are two very popular dishes that feature hare meat.

Unless you live in the country, hares are harder to come by. They're definitely more complicated to cook than rabbits. A famous 19th-century recipe for jugged hare begins with this amusing instruction: "First, catch a hare."

It might be better just to stick with domestic rabbits. Here are a few ways to cook them. The first two are my favorites.

Rabbit in Mustard Sauce

2 fryer rabbits (about 2-1/2 pounds each), cut up

salt to taste

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup butter (I use 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup olive oil)

1/4 cup brandy, warmed

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/4 cups minced parsley

1 pound small whole mushrooms, or large mushrooms quartered

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 cups heavy cream

2 tbsp lemon juice

3 egg yolks, lightly beaten

chopped parsley for garnish

Rinse rabbit and pat dry. Sprinkle rabbit pieces with salt, then dust with flour. Melt five to six tablespoons of the butter in a wide frying pan over medium-high heat. Add rabbit, a few pieces at a time (do not crowd pan); cook, turning as needed, until browned on all sides.

Transfer rabbit to a shallow 3-1/2 to 4-quart roasting pan. Move frying pan into an open area, away from exhaust fans and flammable items. Warm the brandy slightly, then add to rabbit and ignite; shake or tilt pan until flame dies. Set aside.

Melt remaining two to three tablespoons butter in another frying pan over medium heat. Add onions, minced parsley and mushrooms; cook, stirring often, until onions are soft, about five minutes. Stir in mustard, cream and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Pour sauce over rabbit. Cover and bake in a 375¬° oven until rabbit is tender when pierced, about 50 minutes. Keep rabbit warm while you make the sauce.

Drain cooking liquid into a wide frying pan and bring to a boil. Boil for just one minute. Bind sauce by beating some of the hot liquid into egg yolks, then return yolk mixture to pan. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened; do not boil or it will curdle. Season to taste with salt. Transfer rabbit to a serving dish. Pour sauce over rabbit and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately with carrots for color and/or mashed potatoes.

Makes six to eight servings.

Rabbit Stew

3-pound rabbit, cut into stew-sized pieces

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup olive oil

3 tbsp butter

1 cup celery, diced

2 cups diced carrots

2 onions, finely diced

salt

Freshly ground black pepper

3 bay leaves

4 cups water

4 cups red wine

4 medium-sized potatoes, diced

1 cup sliced mushrooms (or more)

1 tbsp butter (for sautéing mushrooms)

Using half the flour (3/4 cup), coat the pieces of rabbit, shaking off any excess. Heat the oil and butter in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan and brown the floured rabbit on all sides. You may have to do this in batches. Add the celery, carrots, onions, salt, pepper, bay leaves, six cups water and the red wine and stew for about two hours. Add the potatoes 45 minutes into the stewing process. Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms in the one tablespoon of butter and set aside. Once the rabbit and all the vegetables are cooked, use some water to form a paste with the remaining flour. Stir the flour mixture into the pot as a thickener. Add the mushrooms to the stew and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings. Adjust the texture of the sauce, adding water or reducing, to suit taste. Serves four.

Southern-style

Fried Rabbit

(This recipe serves three but can be doubled. The meat must marinate overnight)

1 domestic rabbit, cut into serving pieces

2 cups buttermilk

2 tbsp Italian seasoning, or 1/2 cup of mixed chopped fresh herbs like oregano, thyme and parsley

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp garlic powder (or to taste)

2 tsp cayenne (or to taste)

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 to 3 cups vegetable oil

Mix the buttermilk with the all the spices except the teaspoon of salt and the flour. Coat the rabbit with the mixture and set in a covered container overnight.

When you are ready to fry, pour the oil into a large pan -- a big cast iron frying pan is ideal -- and heat over medium-high heat. Oil should come halfway up the side of the rabbit.

Meanwhile, take the rabbit out of the buttermilk and let it drain in a colander. Allow to drain but don't remove the buttermilk.

Let the oil heat until it is about 325¬° but not smoking.

Put the flour and salt into a plastic bag and shake to combine. Coat the pieces of rabbit, a few at a time, in the bag and shake to get them coated with flour. Leave remaining ones in the colander -- they should be floured only at the last minute, before they go into the pan.

Fry the pieces in batches, for 12 to 15 minutes in a steady, gentle sizzle. Adjust the heat as needed.

Turn the rabbit pieces and fry for another 10 to 12 minutes. Remove. The belly flap pieces and the forelegs will come out first, followed by the loin, and remove the larger hind legs last.

When the rabbit is good and fried, let them rest on a rack set over a paper towel to drain away any excess oil.

Serve hot or at room temperature. Scalloped potatoes and stuffed baked tomatoes Provencale are great with this.



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Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan plus Others

Olsztyn, Poland, August 26, 2015 – Canadian pair Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan continued the impressive form that has propelled them to second in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings with two wins from two on the opening day of the women’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Olsztyn Grand Slam on Wednesday.

The pair reached the quarterfinals last week at the Long Beach Grand Slam and they took that form with them as they defeated compatriots Jamie-Lyn Broder and Kristina Valjas 2-0 (21-19, 21-16) and then followed up by defeating Greece’s Vasiliki Arvaniti and Maria Tsiartsiani 2-0 (21-15, 21-17).

“It is a good start to pool play,” Bansley said. “We had a bit of a slow start this morning and we are so happy that we had a better start this afternoon and could bring a bit more energy to our second match. It was a case of us a little bit lethargic this morning.”

Bansley and Pavan have enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2015 with two silvers and two bronze from World Tour events and it is a mark of their progress that finishing in the quarterfinals of Long Beach is considered disappointing.

“We’re really disappointed and while fifth isn’t bad we really wanted more from last week,” Pavan said. “We wanted to build on that and we don’t want to leave here disappointed, so it is really important to come out on top of our pool and that is what we are looking to do tomorrow and then keep getting better as the week goes on.”


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Austrians and Aussies

Olsztyn, Poland, August 26, 2015 – Young Austrian team Lorenz Petutschnig and Tobias Winter were one of eight men’s teams to reach the main draw at the Olsztyn Grand Slam on Wednesday.

The pair reached their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour main draw of the season with a 2-1 (21-18, 14-21, 15-9) win over fellow Austrians Robin Seidl and Alexander Huber.

Petutschnig and Winter started the day with a 2-1 (21-19, 16-21, 15-13) defeat of Switzerland’s Philip Gabathuler and Mirco Gerson, a team that won two World Tour bronze medals in 2014 and it was a win that set them up for the all-Austrian clash.

“It was tough,” Petutschnig said. “We knew that it would be tough, because it is always tough against another Austrian team. We were really motivated and our win over Switzerland gave us a lot of confidence. Three days ago we lost to them in Austria, so we wanted some revenge.”

Petutschnig and Winter have happy memories of playing in Poland. Two years ago they won bronze at the inaugural FIVB U23 Beach Volleyball World Championships.

Since then they have enjoyed some success on the European and Austrian tours, all the while trying to make their breakthrough on the World Tour.

“We are a young team and we try to make the step into the main draw on the World Tour,” Petutschnig said. “Of course it is difficult and we know it will be tough in the pool.

“It took some time, but we will stick together and even when results weren’t that good, so it is good to have a win like today.”

Australian pair Isaac Kapa and Christopher had to beat Qatar’s Jefferson Santos Pereira and Cherif Younousse to progress. They are a side they know well from the Asian Tour and who impressed at the Netherland 2015, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships by reaching the elimination rounds.

The Australians had to fight hard to win the first set, but eventually progressed with a 2-0 (26-24, 21-12) victory.

“The two sets didn’t come easy, that’s for sure,” Kapa said. “Winning the first set gave us a little bit of confidence going into the second set and we found good bit of form there and had a handy lead, so we’re stoked to get into the main draw.

“We haven’t played them this year, but they are quality and a good team, that’s for sure.”


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Day 4

Tokyo and Matsumoto, Japan, August 26, 2015 – Favourites Russia, Dominican Republic, Japan, USA, Serbia and China netted victories on Wednesday after the one-day break to continue the first round action in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup.

The lively crowd at Yoyogi National Stadium witnessed Russia command a straight-set (25-10, 25-10, 25-16) victory over Argentina to keep a 4-0 record. Scoring ace Tatiana Kosheleva got some rest in the match after her scoring spree in their last three matches, but Alexandra Pasynkova took charge instead in scoring with 14 points, followed by Nataliya Obmochaeva with 13 points.

Dominican Republic won over regional rivals Cuba 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23) to continue a three-match streak after failing to win on opening day. Although the Cubans brought in the big points in the match, it was Dominican Republic balanced scoring that gave them the advantage. Prisilla Rivera Brens once again proved worthy of her leadership in the team, finished with 12 points, while rival Jennifer Yanet Alvarez tallied 22 points for Cuba.

Japan ruled Kenya 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-12) to hold a 3-1 win-record in the tournament. Japan’s excellent defence forced the Kenyan attackers to thread the needle and sparingly utilise their strong swings from the flanks. Saori Kimura led Japan with 12 points, while Mercy Moim led Kenya with 13 markers. Japan also had an excellent performance from the service line with a total of 10 aces.

At the Matsumoto City Gymnasium, world champions USA gained back-to-back wins with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-12) triumph over Peru. USA did not have any difficulty in handling Peru despite most of their regular starters rested on the bench. The USA improved their win-loss record to 3-1. Tetori Dixon led USA with 14 points, and then Nicole Fawcett added 12 points. Katherinne Olemar of Peru scored seven points on a losing effort.

Serbia cruised to an easy 3-0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-3) win over Algeria and tie the record for the lowest scoring set in the history of the World Cup, since the introduction of the rally point system. The third set score was 25-3, which tied the lowest set score record of 25-3, set by Italy over Tunisia in 1999 in Sendai. In the match, Brankica Mihajlovic and Jovana Stevanovic scored 11 points each to lead the Serbians to their third straight victory in the competition.

China avoided the tie-break set after they made a comeback late in the fourth set to complete a 3-1 (23-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-23) win over Korea. China trailed Korea in the fourth set but Zhu Ting’s return from a brief break to attend to a minor injury, changed the outcome of the match. Korean scoring ace Kim Yeon-Koung charted 27 big points but Zhu Ting’s heroics in the match and 16-point effort were good enough for the Chinese victory.

Top Scorer by Day
26 – Mercy Moim of Kenya v Cuba on August 22
34 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Japan on August 23
19 – Sarina Koga of Japan v Cuba on August 24
27 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v China on August 26

Top Scoring Performances
34 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Japan on August 23
27 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v China on August 26
26 – Mercy Moim of Kenya v Cuba on August 22
25 – Regla Gracia of Cuba v Kenya on August 22
24 – Zhu Ting of China v Serbia on August 22
24 – Nataliya Obmochaeva of Russia v Dominican Republic on August 22
23 – Saori Kimura of Japan v Russia on August 23
23 – Tijana Boskovic of Serbia v USA on August 23

Top Individual Serving Performances
5 – Zhang Changning of China v Serbia on August 22
4 – Miyu Nagaoka of Japan v Cuba on August 24
4 – Tijana Boskovic of Serbia v USA on August 23
4 – Saori Kimura of Japan v Argentina on August 22
4 – Everlyn Makuto of Kenya v Cuba on August 22
4 - Foluke Akinradewo of USA v Korea on August 22

Top Team Serving Performances
10 – Japan v Kenya on August 26
10 – Korea v Algeria on August 24
10 – Serbia v USA on August 23
10 - USA v Korea on August 22

Top Individual Blocking Performances
6 – Julieta Constanza Lazcano of Argentina v Dominican Republic on August 24
6 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v USA on August 23
6 – Maja Ognjenovic of Serbia v USA on August 23
6 – Zhu Ting of China v Serbia on August 22
5 – Alena Rojas Orta of Cuba v Dominican Republic v Cuba on August 26
5 – Marianne Fersola Norberto of Dominican Republic v Argentina on August 24
5 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Japan on August 23
5 – Emilce Sosa of Argentina v Cuba on August 23
5 – Yang Hyo-Jin of Korea v Peru on August 23
5 – Nataliya Obmochaeva of Russia v Dominican Republic on August 22

Top Team Blocking Performances
22 – Serbia v USA on August 23
16 – Korea v Peru on August 23
14 – Cuba v Dominican Republic on August 26
14 – Dominican Republic v Argentina on August 24
14 – Argentina v Dominican Republic on August 24
14 – China v Serbia on August 22

Highest Scoring Sets
27-25 Cuba v Kenya (1st set) on August 22
28-26 Dominican Republic v Kenya (1st set) on August 23
25-23 USA v China (1st and 3rd sets) on August 24
25-23 Dominican Republic v Cuba (4th set); Korea v China (1st set); China v Korea (4th set) on August 26

Highest Scoring Matches
184 - Cuba d Kenya 3-1 (27-25, 25-23, 12-25, 25-22) on August 22
202 – Russia d Japan 3-2 (12-25, 25-18, 25-21, 23-25, 15-13) on August 23
177 – Dominican Republic d Argentina 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 25-15) on August 24
185 – Dominican Republic d Cuba 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23) on August 26



source:fivb.com

That inside you're twisted and unkind (Not suitable for kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMeZCPbM6bA


Velvet Underground and Nico---I'll Be Your Mirror

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Mr. Lou Reed
Ms. Christa Päffgen(Nico)
Mr. Sterling Morrison
Mr. Angus MacLise
Mr. Andy Warhol
and all those who are involved in recording the album(The Velvet Underground & Nico) whether musicians, managers, producers, singer, guests, crew etc that are no longer here:

We Salute You Guys, RIP

That inside you're twisted and unkind (Not suitable for kids)

Velvet Underground and Nico-I'll Be Your Mirror

I'll be your mirror
Reflect what you are, in case you don't know
I'll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on your door to show that you're home

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you're twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
'Cause I see you

I find it hard to believe you don't know
The beauty you are
But if you don't let me be your eyes
A hand in your darkness, so you won't be afraid

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you're twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
'Cause I see you


I'll be your mirror
(reflect what you are)
I'll be your mirror
(reflect what you are)
I'll be your mirror
(reflect what you are)
I'll be your mirror
(reflect what you are)


source:sing365.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Team Italy

ROMA - La nazionale azzurra femminile di Marco Bonitta, dopo due giorni di riposo, torna a radunarsi al Centro di Preparazione Olimpica Giulio Onesti a Roma per un collegiale che terminerà il 4 settembre.

Diciotto le atlete convocate su indicazione del ct tricolore: Diouf e Folie (Liu Jo Modena); Sorokaite (Nordmeccanica Piacenza); Malinov (Club Italia); Del Core (Dinamo Kazan - Rus); Costagrande (Impel Wroclaw - Pol); Tirozzi (Pomì Casalmaggiore); Bosetti C., Chirichella, Guiggi, Sansonna e Signorile (Igor Novara); Gennari e Lo Bianco (Foppapedretti Bergamo); Arrighetti e De Gennaro (Imoco Conegliano); Centoni (Galatasaray Istanbul - Tur); Bosetti L. (Fenerbahce Istanbul - Tur).


source:volleyball.it

Chris Pine

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Melissa McCarthy

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Macaulay Culkin

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Simon McBurney

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Tim Burton

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Rachel Bilson

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Joanne Whalley

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Ally Walker

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Gene Simmons

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Mr. Tom Skerritt

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John Savage

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Blair Underwood

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Mr. Van Johnson (1916–2008)

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Mr. Regis Philbin

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Rachael Ray

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World Cup F:Giappone - Russia 2-3 (25-12, 18-25, 21-25, 25-23, 13-15)





source:fivb.com

World Cup F:Giappone - Russia 2-3 (25-12, 18-25, 21-25, 25-23, 13-15) di Giacomo Tarsi posted Aug. 23, 2015

TOKYO - Dopo il pesante passivo del primo set Marichev si affida a Kosheleva e la stella della Dinamo Krasnodar lo ripaga con 34 punti (5 a muro) ed il 54% in attacco conducendo le sue compagne ad un sofferto 3-2. Buona infatti è stata anche la prova di squadra del Giappone in cui dopo lungo tempo si è rivista ad alto livello Kimura (23 punti). A riportare in corsa il Giappone negli ultimi 2 set ci sono poi stati anche gli ingressi di Uchiseto e soprattutto Koga (48% in att.) al posto di Nagaoka ed Ishii. Nell'equilibrato 5° set il break decisivo lo firma Orlova a muro su Koga (9-11) poi la Russia tiene i 2 punti fino al 13-15 di Kosheleva.

source:volleyball.it

Nikolaj Arcel

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Correction

Concerning the musicians that played Badge and we've posted it under (And you better pick yourself up from the ground), we forgot to mention our source:


wikipedia.org


Sorry about that.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Steve Guttenberg

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Aug. 21, 2015

Laura Haddock
Patty McCormack
Mr. Kenny Rogers
Cleo King
Carly Steel
Eve Torres
Tina Jordan
Barbara Ann Moore
Melissa Schuman
Catt Sadler
Christie Herring
Sergey Brin
Ms. Frances Cuka
Björn Andersson
Sloboda Micalovic
Mr. Lino Capolicchio


Belated Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Usain Bolt

Last Aug. 21, is your birthday.

Belated Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Nataliya Obmochaeva




source:volleyball.it

World Cup F.: Statistiche

MODENA - Le statistiche individuali dopo la seconda giornata della World Cup femminile.

In testa alla classifica la Cina a 2 vittorie e unica a punteggio pieno (6pt). classifica.

Tutti i risultati e i tabellini della 1. giornata

Le statistiche individuali


Top scorer
46 punti - Opposto - Obmochaeva Nataliya (Russia)
42 punti - Schiacciatore - Mihajlovic Brankica (Serbia)
41 punti - Schiacciatore - Moim Mercy (Kenya)

Miglior attacco
39 punti - Schiacciatore - Mihajlovic Brankica (Serbia)
37 punti - Schiacciatore - Moim Mercy (Kenya)
37 punti - Opposto - Obmochaeva Nataliya (Russia)


Miglior muro
9 muri - Centrale - Sosa Emilce (Argentina)
8 muri - Opposto - Obmochaeva Nataliya (Russia)
7 muri - Centrale - Lescay Cajigal Daymara (Cuba)
7 muri - Centrale - Rojas Orta Alena (Cuba)
7 muri - Palleggiatore - Ognjenovic Maja (Serbia)


Miglior battuta
6 ace - Centrale - Akinrandewo Foluke (Stati Uniti)
5 ace - Schiacciatore - Zhang Changning (Cina)
5 ace - Schiacciatore - Kimura Saori (Giappone)
5 ace - Opposto - Boskovic Tijana (Serbia)



source:volleyball.it


Aug. 23, 2015

Ray Park
Lexi Alexander
Rick Springfield
Chris Potter
Mr. Tony Bill
Kobe Bryant
Ms. Viva
Ms. Sheilah Wells
Ms. Marian Collier
Kim Feenstra
Carmen Luvana
Isabella Clark
Clare Grant
David Robb
Erin Foster
Glória Pires
Laura Flores
Friederike Kempter
Shaun Ryder



Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Ariadna Cabrol


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Rovigo:



ROVIGO - Rovigo ha ufficializzato gli ingaggi delle polacche Patrycja Polak (schiacciatrice), Laura Tomsia (opposto) e Laura Grigolo (schiacciatrice).


source:volleyball.it

Ms. Marian Seldes (1928–2014)

We Salute You, RIP

Alexandre Desplat


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Vicenza:

VICENZA - Un unico allenamento per rompere il ghiaccio, quello di ieri sera, poi il rompete le righe.

L’Obiettivo Risarcimento tornerà al lavoro lunedì pomeriggio per iniziare a pieno regime la sua preparazione.

Nel frattempo sono stati scelti i numeri di maglia, con Cella, Lanzini e Pastorello che hanno confermato i numeri della scorsa stagione, vale a dire il 7, il 5 e il 12.

Non assegnato ovviamente il 14, ritirato a fine maggio e che sarà per sempre legato a Simona Ghisellini.

Questi i numeri della stagione 2015/2016

1 - Goliat Karolina
4 - Kitipova Petrova Lora
5 - Lanzini Alessia
7 - Cella Elisa
8 - Popovic Mina
9 - Drpa Marta
10 - Partenio Laura
11 - Busa Bianka
12 - Pastorello Valentina
13 - Wilson Arielle
17 - Prandi Vittoria
18 - Bisconti Veronica


source:volleyball.it

Jay Mohr


Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ms. Barbara Eden

Happy Birthday Ms. Eden. God bless.

Croissant

A croissant (/krəˈsɒnt/ or /ˈkrwʌsɒŋ/; French pronunciation: [kʁwa.sɑ̃] ( listen)) is a buttery, flaky, viennoiserie or Vienna-style pastry named for its well-known crescent shape. Croissants and other viennoiserie are made of a layered yeast-leavened dough. The dough is layered with butter, rolled and folded several times in succession, then rolled into a sheet, in a technique called laminating. The process results in a layered, flaky texture, similar to a puff pastry.

Crescent-shaped food breads have been made since the Middle Ages, and crescent-shaped cakes possibly since antiquity.[1]

Croissants have long been a staple of Austrian and French bakeries and pâtisseries. In the late 1970s, the development of factory-made, frozen, pre-formed but unbaked dough made them into a fast food which can be freshly baked by unskilled labor. The croissanterie was explicitly a French response to American-style fast food,[2] and today 30–40% of the croissants sold in French bakeries and patisseries are baked from frozen dough.[3] Today, the croissant remains popular in a continental breakfast.




Origin

The kipferl, ancestor of the croissant, has been documented in Austria going back at least as far as the 13th century, in various shapes.[4] The kipferl can be made plain or with nut or other fillings (some consider the rugelach a form of kipferl).

The birth of the croissant itself – that is, its adaptation from the plainer form of kipferl, before the invention of viennoiserie – can be dated to at latest 1839 (some say 1838), when an Austrian artillery officer, August Zang, founded a Viennese bakery ("Boulangerie Viennoise") at 92, rue de Richelieu in Paris.[5] This bakery, which served Viennese specialities including the kipferl and the Vienna loaf, quickly became popular and inspired French imitators (and the concept, if not the term, of viennoiserie, a 20th-century term for supposedly Vienna-style pastries). The French version of the kipferl was named for its crescent (croissant) shape and has become an identifiable shape across the world.



A Kipferl, a precursor to croissants

Alan Davidson, editor of the Oxford Companion to Food, found no printed recipe for the present-day croissant in any French recipe book before the early 20th century; the earliest French reference to a croissant he found was among the "fantasy or luxury breads" in Payen's Des substances alimentaires, 1853. However, early recipes for non-laminated croissants can be found in the nineteenth century and at least one reference to croissants as an established French bread appeared as early as 1850.[6]

Zang himself returned to Austria in 1848 to become a press magnate, but the bakery remained popular for some time after, and was mentioned in several works of the time: "This same M. Zank [sic]...founded around 1830 [sic], in Paris, the famous Boulangerie viennoise".[7] Several sources praise this bakery's products: "Paris is of exquisite delicacy; and, in particular, the succulent products of the Boulangerie Viennoise";[8] "which seemed to us as fine as if it came from the Viennese bakery on the rue de Richelieu".[9]

By 1869, the croissant was well established enough to be mentioned as a breakfast staple,[10] and in 1872, Charles Dickens wrote (in his periodical All the Year Round) of "the workman's pain de ménage and the soldier's pain de munition, to the dainty croissant on the boudoir table"[11]

The puff pastry technique which now characterizes the croissant was already mentioned in the late 17th century, when La Varenne's Le Cuisinier françois gave a recipe for it in the 1680 – and possibly earlier – editions. It was typically used, not on its own, but for shells holding other ingredients (as in a vol-au-vent). It does not appear to be mentioned in relation to the croissant until the twentieth century.



Origin stories

Fanciful stories of how the kipferl — and so, ultimately, the croissant — was created are widespread and persistent culinary legends, going back to the 19th century.[12] However, there are no contemporary sources for any of these stories, nor does an aristocratic writer, writing in 1799, mention the kipferl in a long and extensive list of breakfast foods.[13]

The legends include tales that it was invented in Europe to celebrate the defeat of the Umayyad forces at the Battle of Tours by the Franks in 732, with the shape representing the Islamic crescent;[14] that it was invented in Buda; or, according to other sources in Vienna, in 1683 to celebrate the defeat of the Ottomans by Christian forces in the siege of the city, as a reference to the crescents on the Ottoman flags, when bakers staying up all night heard the tunneling operation and gave the alarm.[12] This has led to croissants being banned by some Islamic fundamentalists.[15]

Variants

Uncooked croissant dough can also be wrapped around any praline, almond paste or chocolate before it is baked (in the last case, it becomes like pain au chocolat, which has a different, non-crescent, shape), or sliced to include sweet or savoury fillings. It may be flavoured with dried fruit such as sultanas or raisins, or other fruits such as apples. In France and Spain, croissants are generally sold without filling and eaten without added butter, but sometimes with almond filling.

In the United States, sweet fillings or toppings are common, though warm croissants may be filled with ham and cheese, or feta cheese and spinach. In the Levant, croissants are sold plain or filled with chocolate, cheese, almonds, or zaatar. In Germany, croissants are sometimes filled with Nutella or persipan; in southern Germany there is also a popular variety of a croissant glazed with lye ("Laugencroissant"). In the German-speaking part of Switzerland, the croissant is typically called a Gipfeli [g̥ɪp͡fəli], which usually has a crisper crust and is less buttery than the French-style croissant.

Argentina

Croissants are commonly served alongside coffee as a breakfast or merienda. These are referred to as medialunas ('half moons') because of their famous shape, and are typically coated with a sweet glaze ("de manteca", made with butter). Another variant is a medialuna de grasa ("of lard"), which is not always sweet.

Italy

A cousin of the croissant is the Italian "cornetto" in the Center and South and "brioche" in the North. These variants are often considered to be the same, but that is not completely true: the French version tends to be crispy and contains a lot of butter, whereas an Italian cornetto or brioche is usually softer. Furthermore, the "cornetto vuoto" (Italian: "empty cornetto") is commonly accompanied by variants with filling, which include "crema pasticcera"(custard cream) or apricot Jam or chocolate cream. They often come covered with powdered sugar or other toppings. Cornetto with cappuccino at the bar is considered to be the most common breakfast in Italy.

Poland

St. Martin's Day is celebrated in Greater Poland, mainly in its capital city Poznań. On this day, the people of Poznań buy and eat considerable amounts of sweet crescent-shaped pastry called rogale świętomarcińskie. They are made specially for this occasion from rough-puff pastry with white poppy seeds and dainties filling.

Portugal

The first type of Portuguese croissant is similar to the French, and can be plain or filled with custard, chocolate, fruit jam, or a typical Portuguese cream made of egg yolk and sugar, "doce d'ovo". It is customary for these to also have powdered sugar on top. The second version has a similar consistency to brioche, and is commonly eaten with ham and cheese. Sometimes this type is also served like toast, with a spread of butter. While the first type of croissant is considered a sweet, and is eaten during breakfast or tea, the second type is a more filling meal, and is usually considered a sandwich and often prepared for picnics or as travel food. Both types share the same name (French/Portuguese: "croissant") but are typically found in different bakeries: the sweet croissant is more commonly found in Portuguese pâtisseries and the brioche croissant is usually found in coffeehouses.

Most other countries

Croissants covered with a sweet glaze or filled with chocolate are common in bakeries and convenience stores.



Notes:

1."Qu'est-ce que la Bible? d'après la nouvelle philosophie allemande", translated by August Hermann Ewerbeck. 1850. p. 327. "Hebrew women, in the time of Jeremiah, made in honor of the pagan goddess Astarte (queen of heaven, queen of the moon) cakes, probably in the form of a crescent."
2."Croissant Vite", Time 8 September 1980
3.Bertrand Rothé, "Il est bon mon croissant (surgelé)", Bakchich Info, 11 March 2008 [1]
4.Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob Grimm und Wilhelm Grimm 11
5.The 1839 date, and most of what follows, is documented in Jim Chevallier, "August Zang and the French Croissant: How Viennoiserie Came to France", p. 3-30; for the 1838 date, see Giles MacDonogh "Reflections on the Third Meditation of La Physiologie du goût and Slow Food" (p. 8); an Austrian PowerPoint – Ess-Stile – gives the date of 1840 (slide 46). A 1909 image of the bakery shows the same date for its founding, but the bakery was already documented in the press before that.
6.Académie d'agriculture de France, Mémoires (Paris: Bouchard-Huzard, 1850) First Part, p. 588)
7."Revue Moderne" or "Revue Germanique", 1861, p. 80
8.Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, 1847, p. 254.
9.Théophile Gautier, "Voyage en Russie", Charpentier, 1867, p.188
10."Nouvelle revue théologique", Casterman, 1869, p. 161
11."The Cupboard papers: VIII. The Sweet Art", 30 November 1872
12.Karl August Schimmer, The Sieges of Vienna by the Turks: Translated from the German of Karl August Schimmer and Others, trans. Earl of Francis Egerton Ellesmere (London: John Murray, 1879), p. 30-31
13.Mme. de Genlis, "Manuel de Voyage", Berlin, P. T. de Lagarde, 1799, pp. 54–56.
14."Gastronomic curiosities" (in Portuguese). Editora Abril. Retrieved 3 May 200
15.Groden, Claire (2 August 2013). "Syrian Rebels Ban Croissants in Aleppo". Time. Retrieved 9 August 2013.

References:

Alan Davidson, 'The Oxford Companion to Food'


source:wikipedia.org




And you better pick yourself up from the ground

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSpW6MePb10


Cream - Badge

Comments:Definitely Not suitable for kids


Personnel

Mr. Jack Bruce – bass guitar, piano, organ, vocals
Mr. Ginger Baker – drums, percussion, vocals
Mr. Eric Clapton – guitars, vocals
Mr. Felix Pappalardi – producer, bass on "What a Bringdown", piano, Mellotron
Mr. George Harrison (credited as "L'Angelo Misterioso") – rhythm guitar on "Badge"


Mr. Jack Bruce, Mr. Felix Pappalardi, Mr. George Harrison
and all those who are involved in recording the album(Goodbye) whether musicians, managers, producers, guests, crew etc that are no longer here:

We Salute You Guys, RIP




And you better pick yourself up from the ground

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frPQTiryRzw

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Badge

Eric Clapton - Guitars/Vocals
Dave Bronze - Bass Guitar
Steve Gadd - Drums
Andy Fairweather Low - Guitars/Vocals
Jerry Portnoy - Harmonica
Chris Stainton - Keyboards
Roddy Lorimer, Simon Clarke, Tim Sanders - The Kick Horns
Katie Kissoon, Tessa Niles - Backing Vocals
The East London Gospel Choir


source:wikipedia.org

And you better pick yourself up from the ground

Cream - Badge

Thinking 'bout the times you drove in my car
Thinking that I might have drove you too far
And I'm thinking 'bout the love that you laid on my table

I told you not to wander 'round in the dark
I told you 'bout the swans that they live in the park
Then I told you 'bout our kid, now he's married to Mabel

Yes, I told you that the light goes up and down
Don't you notice how the wheel goes 'round?
And you better pick yourself up from the ground
Before they bring the curtain down
Yes, before they bring the curtain down, wooohooo

Get up, get up, get up
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Talking 'bout a girl that looks quite like you
She didn't have the time to wait in the queue
She cried away her life since she fell off the cradle

source:metrolyrics.com

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Darcy DeMoss

Last Aug. 19, is your birthday.

Belated Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Aug. 20, 2015

Joan Allen
John Noble
David O. Russell
Rileah Vanderbilt
Ray Wise
Sylvester McCoy
Ali Liebert
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Linline Matauatu and Pata Miller, Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas, Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth, Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst plus Others

Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 21, 2015 - Was it a lack of focus by the world champions Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas or the never-quit play of unheralded Linline Matauatu and Pata Miller of Vanuatu that resulted in the “biggest” upset on the FIVB World Tour this season as the team from the South Pacific island eliminated the Brazilians from the US$800,000 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball here Friday on the TrueCar Court at Alamitos Beach.

With a 2-1 (21-12, 19-21, 15-13) win in 45 minutes over the top-seeded Agatha and Barbara, the 22nd-seeded Matauatu and Pata advanced to Saturday morning’s quarter-finals in the FIVB World Tour event where the Vanuatu pair will play sixth-seeded Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany in the third meeting between the two teams with each pair winning once.

The Germans, who won the last FIVB World Tour event in Japan three weeks ago, eliminated third-seeded Maria Antonelli and Juliana Felisberta of Brazil 2-0 (21-19, 21-18) in a 37-minute “Sweet 16” match. It will be the first international meeting between the two teams as the Germans are also the newly-crowned European champions.

“Give them all the credit,” said Barbara after the match with Vanuatu. “They played well and handled the wind better than us. I feel we had a lack of focus in the match, but still, the ladies on the other side of the net were better than us today. We were not ready to play as you can see by the first set score.”

Coached by Jason Lockheed of New Zealand, Matauatu and Pata have now matched their previous best finish on the FIVB World Tour with a guaranteed fifth. Prior to the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, Matauatu and Pata had a fifth in the 2015 international season opener in April at Fuzhou, China.

After dropping their first two matches in this week’s event, Matauatu and Pata concluded pool play Thursday with a win over an American team before starting Friday’s schedule with an upset of ninth-seeded by defeating the Italians 2-1 (21-18, 11-21, 15-10) in 51 minutes.

“This is exciting and our greatest moment on the world tour,” said the 27-year old Pata. “To defeat a team from Brazil is a big achievement. To defeat the world champions is remarkable and to be playing in a grand slam for a chance to advance to the semi-finals is really something special. It’s like a dream come true.”

Saturday’s other women’s quarter-final matches to determine the lineup for the afternoon semi-finals will have defending ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball champions and eighth-seeded April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States challenging fourth-seeded Heather Bansley/Sarah Pavan of Canada, 14th-seeded Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler of Germany meeting seventh-seeded Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy of Australia and 14th-seeded Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez of Spain playing second-seeded Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca of Brazil.

Ross and Walsh Jennings advanced to the quarter-finals by ousting 20th-seeded Isabelle Forrer/Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland 2-0 (21-13, 21-16) in 35 minutes while Bansley and Pavan Canada posted a 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 15-10) win in 55 minutes over 18th-seeded Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude of Germany. Ross and Walsh Jennings have won three of four matches against the Canadians on the FIVB World Tour. Bansley and Pavan’s only win was due to a forfeit last month at the Gstaad Major in Switzerland when Walsh Jennings withdrew from the match due to her second right should dislocation of the season.

Holtwick and Semmler advanced to the quarter-finals with a 2-0 (21-19, 21-19) win in 39 minutes over 17th-seeded Emily Day/Jennifer Kessy of the United States while Bawden and Clancy scored a 2-0 (21-16, 21-15) elimination win over 16th-seeded Monika Brzostek/Kinga Kolosinska of Poland in 34 minutes. Holtwick and Semmler have won two of the three previous meetings with the Aussies with all the matches being played in 2013.

Baquerizo and Liliana earned a spot in the “elite eight” by ousting fifth-seeded Madelein Meppelink/Marleen Van Iersel of The Netherlands 2-0 (21-13, 21-19) in 37 minutes while Talita and Larissa advanced with a 2-0 (21-16, 21-11) victory in 35 minutes over 26th-seeded Jennifer Fopma/Brittany Hochevar of the United States. The Spaniards will be looking for their first win over Talita and Larissa after losing once this season in Russia and twice in 2014.

Saturday’s schedule concludes with both the men’s and women’s semi-final matches with Sunday’s slate featuring the four medal matches. The winning teams in both genders will split the $57,000 first-place prizes. The ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball is the second of two events in the United States this season that are part of the qualifying process for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The first 2015 American Olympic qualifier was held in mid-June at St. Petersburg, Fla. Prior to the St. Petersburg Grand Slam, the last Olympic Beach Volleyball qualifying event in the United States was staged in September 2003 at Carson, Calif.

Following the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, the final Grand Slam event on the 2015 FIVB World Tour will be played August 25-30 in Olsztyn, Poland. The “test” event for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be staged on September 2-6 at exactly the same location for the Summer Games’ Beach Volleyball competition on Copacabana Beach.

Prior to returning to the United States for the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 29-October 4), the international circuit will stage “open” tournaments in Russia (Sochi, September 8-13) and China (Xiamen, September 22-27).



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Aug. 22, 2015

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La corsa californiana di Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth si ferma in diciassettesima posizione. Le azzurre, giunte seconde nella pool grazie a due vittorie ed una sconfitta (2-0 per le americane Ross/Walsh), sono state a sconfitte a sorpresa nei sedicesimi di finale da Pata/Matauatu. La coppia della Repubblica di Vanatau, già 17ima ai mondiali olandesi e nella tappa del Grand Slam di Yokohama, con questo risultato raggiungerà dunque il miglior piazzamento in carriera. Dopo aver vinto il primo set 21-18, Pata/Matauatu ha ceduto nettamente nel secondo parziale con il punteggio di 21-11, per poi chiudere il decisivo tiebreak 15-10.

Una brutta sconfitta per le ragazze di Lissandro, al rientro in campo dopo il deludente 25imo posto nell’ultima tappa giapponese del World Tour seguita dallo stop forzato a causa del riacutizzarsi dell’infortunio agli addominali di Marta Menegatti.


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Menegatti/Orsi Toth, Nicolai/Lupo plus Others

Gli azzurri di Paulao superano i vice campioni del mondo ed accedono agli ottavi di finale. Le azzurre sconfitte 2 a 0 dalle americane Ross/Walsh

Paolo Nicolai e Daniele Lupo tornano ad esprimere il loro miglior gioco e chiudono la pool C da imbattuti. La coppia italiana, dopo il 2 a 1 sugli americani Rosenthal/Brunner e il 2 a 0 sui russi Koshkarev/Barsouk, si sono imposti per 2 set a 0 (23-21, 21-17) sugli olandesi Nummerdor/Varenhorst. Grazie a questa vittoria Paolo e Daniele si sono qualificati direttamente agli ottavi di finale che si giocheranno alle 22 italiane. Dall’altra parte della rete troveranno la coppia vincente del match tra i tedeschi Erdmann/Matysik e gli americani Mayer/Doherty.

Nel torneo femminile Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth sono state sconfitte dalle americane Ross/Walsh per 2 set a 0. Una partita molto equilibrata che ha visto le azzurre cedere entrambe i parziali ai vantaggi (22-20, 23-21). Alle 21 affronteranno nei sedicesimi di finale Pata/Matauatu (Repubblica di Vanuatu). In caso di successo agli ottavi di finale ci sarà big match contro le brasiliane Agatha/Barbara.


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April Ross/ Kerri Walsh Jennings, Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth plus Others

Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 20, 2015 - Defending ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball champions April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings out-lasted a team from Italy to win their third-straight pool play match here Thursday to earn a first-round “bye” when elimination bracket play begins Friday on the TrueCar Court at Alamitos Beach.

Seeded eighth in the 32-team Main Draw for the US$800,000 FIVB World Tour event, Ross and Jennings posted a 2-0 (22-20, 23-21) win in 44 minutes over ninth-seeded Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth of Italy to win Pool H. It was the ninth international meeting between the two teams with Ross and Walsh Jennings winning six matches.

Menegatti and Orsi Toth had won the previous two matches with the Americans, including a forfeit win over Ross and Walsh Jennings in the Russian Grand Slam earlier this season. The forfeited match was in the elimination rounds as Walsh Jennings had dislocated her right shoulder earlier in the Moscow competition in pool play.

“The Italians have played us tough,” said Walsh Jennings, who is playing in her first FIVB World Tour event since dislocating her right shoulder five weeks ago in the Gstaad Major Series event in Switzerland. “I am glad that we were able to withstand their late charge in the second set as it is nice not to be playing in the first-round of elimination tomorrow.”

Ross and Walsh Jennings will play the winner of an All-Switzerland match featuring 20th-seeded Isabelle Forrer/Anouk Verge-Depre against 21st-seeded Joana Heidrich/Nadine Zumkehr. Forrer and Verge-Depre hold a 2-1 edge over their compatriots in FIVB World Tour matches. Ross and Walsh Jennings have never played Forrer and Verge-Depre and hold a 2-1 edge over Heidrich and Zumkehr.

Reigning world champions and top-seeded Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas (Pool A) joined Brazilian compatriots Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca (Pool B) in winning groups Thursday. Agatha and Barbara finished second to Ross and Walsh Jennings in the 2014 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball as the Americans won the gold medal match 2-0 (21-17, 21-17) in 37 minutes.

Two Germans teams also captured group titles Thursday, including newly-crowned European champions and sixth-seeded Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst of Germany (Pool F) and 14th-seeded Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler (Pool C). Ludwig and Walkenhorst won the last women’s FIVB World Tour event three weeks ago in Yokohama, Japan.

Other group winners Thursday were fourth-seeded Heather Bansley/Sarah Pavan of Canada (Pool D), fifth-seeded Madelein Meppelink/Marleen Van Iersel of The Netherlands (Pool E) and seventh-seeded Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy of Australia (Pool G).

With the men also completing pool play Thursday, Friday’s schedule will feature five elimination rounds. The men will play three rounds with Friday’s schedule ending with four quarter-final matches. The women will play two elimination rounds Friday with their quarter-finals Saturday.

Saturday’s schedule concludes with both the men’s and women’s semi-final matches with Sunday’s slate featuring the four medal matches. The winning teams in both genders will split the $57,000 first-place prizes. The ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball is the second of two events in the United States this season that are part of the qualifying process for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The first 2015 American Olympic qualifier was held in mid-June at St. Petersburg, Fla. Prior to the St. Petersburg Grand Slam, the last Olympic Beach Volleyball qualifying event in the United States was staged in September 2003 at Carson, Calif.

Following the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, the final Grand Slam event on the 2015 FIVB World Tour will be played August 25-30 in Olsztyn, Poland. The “test” event for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be staged on September 2-6 at exactly the same location for the Summer Games’ Beach Volleyball competition on Copacabana Beach.

Prior to returning to the United States for the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 29-October 4), the international circuit will stage “open” tournaments in Russia (Sochi, September 8-13) and China (Xiamen, September 22-27).





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Altra vittoria al tiebreak per Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth. Esordio vincente anche per Nicolai/Lupo. Il programma di oggi

Qualificazione raggiunta con un turno di anticipo per Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth. Le ragazze di Lissandro, vinta la prima partita per 2 a 1 contro le brasiliane Lili/Carol Maximo, si sono ripetute sulla sabbia di Long Beach contro le tedesche Bieneck/Großner. Perso il primo set 21-19, le italiane si sono aggiudicate con lo stesso punteggio il secondo parziale, per poi aggiudicarsi tiebreak e match con il parziale di 15-12. Alle 23.20 italiane sul centrale californiano si giocheranno il primo posto del girone contro le americane Ross/Walsh, a quota 4 punti grazie alle due vittorie per 2 set a 0 conquistate ieri.

In campo maschile, dopo il ko di Vanni/Tomatis contro i brasiliani Alison/Bruno è arrivato il successo per Paolo Nicolai e Daniele Lupo. Gli azzurri hanno sconfitto per 2 a 1 (25-23, 16-21, 15-12) gli americani Rosenthal/Brunner. Il programma di oggi prevede lo svolgimento delle rimanenti due partite del girone:

Pool B

ore 18.20: Vanni/Tomatis vs Grimalt E/Grimalt M
ore 01.00 (21 agosto): Vanni/Tomatis vs Hyden/Bourne
Pool C

ore 19.10: Nicolai/Lupo vs Koshkarev/Barsouk
ore 01.50 (21 agosto): Nicolai/Lupo vs Nummerdor/Varenhorst


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Siena:

SIENA - Si fa sempre più serrato il conto alla rovescia per l’inizio ufficiale della stagione della Emma Villas Volley, in vista dell’esordio assoluto nel campionato di serie A2 UnipolSai programmato per il 25 ottobre a Potenza Picena.

La prossima settimana arriveranno tutti i giocatori, che svolgeranno le visite mediche di rito all’istituto “Andrea Cesalpino” Alliance medical di Terontola.

Il raduno ufficiale è convocato per lunedì 31 a Chiusi, per la consegna del materiale e la prima presa di contatto di un gruppo largamente rinnovato rispetto alla scorsa stagione.

I confermati sono tre: il capitano Scappaticcio, Braga e Grassano, oltre al giovane Fantauzzo proveniente dalla Under 19. Ci saranno poi i primi tre stranieri della storia di Emma Villas Volley: l’olandese Snippe, lo slovacco Bencz, il polacco Kaczynski, gli esperti Bortolozzo e Marchisio, i giovani Della Volpe e Picco, Pistolesi e Raffaelli.

Dal giorno successivo, agli ordini del coach Romano Giannini e del suo staff, inizieranno gli allenamenti quotidiani al PalaCoopersport di Chiusi.

La squadra si sposterà poi anche al PalaEstra di Siena per prendere confidenza con il campo che ospiterà tutte le partite interne.

Nelle prossime settimane verrà definito il calendario delle amichevoli che accompagneranno la preparazione della Emma Villas Volley nei quasi due mesi di allenamenti prima dell’inizio della stagione ufficiale.

Al momento la prima uscita programmata è per il 26 settembre a Spoleto, sono previsti incontri sia a Chiusi sia a Siena.


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Cardullo, Paggi, Mambelli, Frigo plus Others

BERGAMO - Da lunedì a Bergamo si tornerà a respirare aria di grande volley.

Si inizierà con test atletici, visite mediche e pratiche burocratiche. Saranno solo quattro. Ma saranno a Bergamo e indosseranno la maglia della Foppapedretti.

Laura Frigo lascerà gli studi che l’hanno tenuta occupata in Calabria, Paola Paggi passerà dalla spiaggia, dove si è tenuta in forma con il beach volley, al PalaNorda, dove ritroverà Paola Cardullo, scalpitante per l’avvio della nuova avventura in rossoblù. E poi ci sarà anche Benedetta Mambelli, quasi una veterana in questo primo gruppo di lavoro. Che salirà a cinque elementi dal 30 settembre, quando arriverà a Bergamo anche la palleggiatrice Eva Mori, costretta in Slovenia da impegni scolastici.

Lavoreranno in azzurro, invece, Leo Lo Bianco, Miriam Sylla e Alessia Gennari, quest’ultima vicina al pieno recupero dopo l’intervento al ginocchio che l’aveva costretta a rinunciare alla fase finale del Grand Prix.

Frey Alebrecht e Celeste Plak resteranno in patria a preparare gli Europei che ospiteranno, la prima con il Belgio, la seconda con l’Olanda. Lo stesso farà Katarina Barun con la Croazia. Si ritroveranno tutte avversarie a caccia di una medaglia ai Campionati Europei che inizieranno il 26 settembre. E poi si riuniranno a Bergamo, ad ottobre, per una nuova entusiasmante annata con la Foppapedretti.


Ci sarà tempo per vederle sfilare e lottare al PalaNorda. Nel frattempo iniziamo a prendere confidenza con qualche volto nuovo, quelli di Paola Cardullo e Laura Frigo, e a riabbracciare Paola Paggi e Benedetta Mambelli. Per una settimana saranno loro le protagoniste e saranno sotto la lente d’ingrandimento di tecnici, preparatori, fisioterapisti e medici del Volley Bergamo.

Martedì alle 11, nella sede del Volley Bergamo in via Albricci, le quattro atlete e lo staff tecnico guidato da Stefano Lavarini saranno a disposizione della stampa per le prime interviste, pronti a raccontare le prime emozioni.



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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Il nuovo ranking europeo maschile

MODENA - La CEV (in attesa che lo faccia anche la FIVB dopo World League e Grand Prix) ha ufficializzato il nuovo ranking aggiornato dopo i Giochi Europei di Baku, World League e European League.

MODALITA' - Al ranking contribuiscono le due edizioni più recenti dei Campionati Europei, l'ultimo campionato del Mondo (tra cui l'intero processo di qualificazione europeo), l'ultima Olimpiade (tra cui l'intero processo di qualificazione europeo) e il miglior risultato conseguito tra la più recente edizione della European League, World League e, ora, anche Giochi Europei (se una nazionale prende parte nel medesimo anno a più di una delle tre rassegne).

VALORE - La valenza del ranking europeo quest'anno è notevole. Al termine del prossimo campionato Europeo sarà infatti il ranking europeo - e non la classifica dello stesso Europeo - la discriminante per qualificare sette squadre - non ancora qualificate a Rio2016 - al torneo di qualificazione continentale di Gennaio in Germania.

ITALIA -3 - Nel nuovo ranking la squadra azzurra maschile ha perso altre tre posizioni precipitando dal 2° posto del ranking 2014 post Campionato del Mondo, al 5°, superata da Serbia, Polonia e Bulgaria.

Prima del Mondiale 2014 l'Italia era al primo posto alla pari della Russia.

Ranking maschile

1° Russia 334 punti - posizione confermata
2° Serbia 328 punti +1 posizione
3° Polonia 322 punti +1 posizione
4° Bulgaria 316 punti +1 posizione
5° Italia 312 punti -3 posizioni
6° Germania 304 punti - posizione confermata
7° Francia 284 punti - posizione confermata
8° Finlandia 272 punti - posizione confermata
9° Slovacchia 270 punti +1 posizione
10° Belgio 256 punti -1 posizione
11° Slovenia 246 punti - posizione confermata
12° Turchia 242 punti +1 posizione
13° Rep.Ceca 230 punti -1 posizione
14° Olanda 224 punti - posizione confermata
15° Portogallo 210 punti - posizione confermata
16° Spagna 202 punti - posizione confermata
17° Estonia 200 punti +1 posizione
18° Grecia 188 punti -1 posizione
19° Macedonia 170 punti +1 posizione
20° Bielorussia 166 punti +3 posizione
20° Montenegro 166 punti -1 posizione.

Seguono altre 27 Nazioni.



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Monday, August 17, 2015

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Piacenza:

PIACENZA - Giovedì 20 agosto scatta l'ora del raduno per Nordmeccanica Volley: dalle ore 16.30 alle ore 17.00, presso il PalaBanca, squadra e staff saranno a disposizione della stampa e per il primo incontro della stagione con i tifosi.


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Mika Boorem
Reg E. Cathey
Lars Rudolph
Julia Ubrankovics



Happy Birthday guys. God bless.



Mr. Jesse Pearson (1930–1979)


We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Don Keefer (1916–2014)


We Salute You, RIP

Orro, miglior palleggiatrice del mondiale




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Egonu, MVP del Mondiale




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Mr. Marcel Carné (1906–1996)


We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Maureen O'Hara

Happy Birthday Ms. O'Hara. God bless.

Aug. 17, 2015

Ms. Mira Stupica
Gilby Clarke
Helen McCrory
Austin Butler
Christopher Shand
Mr. Larry Ellison
Jon Gruden
Jackie Warner
Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux
Raquel Devine
Ashlie Rhey
Szilvia Lauren
Karim Abdel Aziz
Donnie Wahlberg
Giuliana Rancic
Larry B. Scott
Frederick Lau
Nicholas Bell
Noni Hazlehurst
David Conrad




Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Samuel Goldwyn (1879–1974)


We Salute You, RIP

Paola Egonu, Giulia Melli, Alessia Orro and Vittoria Piani


LIMA - L'Italia U18 femminile Campione del Mondo: le parole dei protagonisti.

Paola Egonu: “Sono così entusiasta. Dopo la semifinale non sono stata in grado di dormire, ero emozionatissima. Questa vittoria è una esperienza che non dimenticheremo mai. I premi individuali rappresentano una responsabilità molto grande per me. Non bisogna però montarsi la testa, perché so molto bene che devo continuare a lavorare tanto per raggiungere traguardi ancora più importanti rispetto a questa meravigliosa medaglia d’Oro. Il nostro è stato un percorso fantastico, soprattutto perché siamo riuscite a crescere partita dopo partita, salendo sempre più di livello. Credo che a fare la differenza sia stata l’unione del gruppo, siamo davvero tanto legate. Su ogni pallone abbiamo sempre lottato tutte insieme, non arrendendoci mai. Tutte hanno dato tutto.”

Giulia Melli: “Per arrivare a questa medaglia ci siamo davvero impegnate al massimo, in pratica era due anni che ci lavoravamo e alla fine, dopo aver creato questo bel gruppo, ce l’abbiamo fatta. Nessuno penso si aspettasse addirittura di vincere, anche perché nel nostro girone c’erano squadre molto forti come Turchia e Giappone, ma noi un passo alla volta ci siamo andate a prendere l’Oro. Per tutto il Mondiale il nostro motto è stato #NoiSiamoNoi, un hashtag nato grazie al nostro tecnico che ci ha sempre ripetuto di pensare prima a noi stesse e poi alle avversarie. Facendo questo abbiamo vinto e quindi “Noi siamo noi”. Prima dell’inizio del Mondiale avevo detto che in caso di primo posto mi sarei rasata i capelli a zero sui lati e adesso bisognerà rispettare la promessa.”



Alessia Orro: “E' stata veramente una grande vittoria, diventare campionesse del Mondo è un’emozione indescrivibile. Quando è cascata l’ultima palla è stato come il realizzarsi di un sogno inseguito a lungo. In un attimo mi sono venuti in mente moltissimi ricordi e poi è stata un’esplosione di gioia. Adesso abbiamo da festeggiare un bel po'.”

Vittoria Piani: “Tutte noi abbiamo dato il nostro meglio, tutto quello che avevamo dentro durante tutta la partita. Le mie lacrime sono di gioia, perché abbiamo realizzato un grande sogno. È talmente bella questa medaglia d’Oro che ancora non abbiamo realizzato di aver vinto, pensiamo che la finale si debba giocare domani".



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