Normunds Sējējs joins hockey club “Liepāja”

The sower will join the team of club coaches.

“We are strengthening the coaching corps and adding another experienced coach and hockey personality Normunds Sējējs,” Andrejs Žukovs, co-founder and chairman of the board of Liepāja, writes on the Twitter website on Monday.

He is convinced that “it will be a great contribution not only to the club, but to the whole hockey movement in Liepaja”.

In the 2020/2021 season, the team has trained to play under the leadership of Guntis Pujāts, assisted by Reinis Repšs and Kārlis Liepiņš.

The sower Riga “Dinamo” started playing in the season that ended in the spring of 1988 with the club’s only medals won in the USSR championship – silver. His account in the USSR’s top league before the collapse of the USSR in three seasons was 112 games with two (0 + 2) performance points.

He later played in Finland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia and Latvia. He played in the Latvian national team every year from the spring of 1993, when the national team entered Group B of the World Championship, until 2001, later appearing intermittently in the national team championships.

As an assistant coach, Sējējs started his coaching career in the 2004/2005 season, when he was combined with playing in the ranks of the hockey club “Riga 2000”. In the summer of 2008, he became the general manager of the newly established Continental Hockey League (KHL) club Riga “Dinamo”, in this position until the 2015/2016 season with a break in the 2012/2013 season, which he spent in two Czech clubs – KHL club in Prague “Lev” and Prague “Sparta”.

During two seasons, starting with the 2015/2016 season, he was the general manager, assistant coach and coach of Dinamo, in the 2018/2019 season he played the role of assistant coach in the Youth Hockey League (MHL) club “Rīga”, but last season was the general manager of the Supreme Hockey League (VHL) Uzbek club Tashkent “Humo”.

“Liepāja” leads the tournament table with 12 points in eight duels. “Olimp” / “Venta 2002” follows with 11 points in seven games, but “Mogo” / LSPA closes the leading three with ten points, followed by “Zemgale” / LLU with the same number of points in six matches. Hockey school “Riga” has scored five points in eight games, “Prizmai” / IHS is less than two, while Daugavpils “Dinaburg” has been in four matches in four matches.

In the 2020/2021 season, OHL plays “Mogo” / LSPA, “Olimp” / “Venta 2002”, “Zemgale” / LLU, Hockey schools “Riga”, Daugavpils “Dinaburga”, “Prizma” / IHS and “Liepājas” teams.

Last season, eight teams played in the Latvian Super League, but in the 2020/21 season there will be one team less, because “Kurbads” will not play in the tournament.

The playoffs were not played last season, but “Olimp” was declared the winner of the local championship. The newcomer to the tournament won the decisive points after “Riga” did not come to the last match of the season with the “Kurbads” team.

With its success, the Olimp earned the OHL the opportunity to compete in the International Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) Continental Cup, but the international competition was canceled.

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As a result of Sandra Bulloka’s film, people are thrown into a new stupor

People all over the world have started the new year with a new challenge, named after the thriller, in which the main role is played by actress Sandra Bulloka.

“Bird Box Challenge” challenges potential participants to close their eyes – just like the actress does in the film, and try to do completely mundane things. However, in the Internet environment, this has developed into a kind of competition: who will be able to do something riskier with their eyes closed. For example, driving without seeing anything.

In the film, the heroine of Bulloka closes her eyes to herself and her children, because the evil you see can lead to death. You have to learn to trust your feelings. In life, of course, no one is threatened by such a supernatural force, rather, riskers with their daring actions endanger the safety or even the life of others.

Punch on the forehead is just such a small thing, but if people start doing things that require vision … Seeing this madness taking over people, Netflix has spread an official announcement on Twitter, making it clear and unambiguous that that it does not support the Bird Box Challenge:

“I can’t believe I have to say it, but: please don’t hurt yourself in this Bird Box challenge game. We don’t know how it all started, and we appreciate love, but the Boy and the Girl have only one wish for 2019 so you don’t end up in the hospital because of this game. ”

In fact, actress Sandra Bulloka herself could educate the thirsty contenders for the challenge by telling how she felt when she had to film with her eyes closed. In a conversation with Yahoo Entertainment, the actress reveals that she has run countless times to an operator who has taken close-ups with a portable camera. “I flipped the camera a couple of times,” Bullock recalls. One of the collisions ended even with a bleeding wound.

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Nylon Mask no longer sees the benefits of Twitter and leaves the social network

Leaving Twitter will be a radical change for Moscow, who tweeted so freely that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused him last year of misleading investors on Twitter with false statements about plans to delist Tesla.

Tesla and Masks agreed in October last year, following an agreement with the SEC, to pay a total fine of $ 40 million, and Masks agreed to resign as chairman of the board of directors, which he will not be allowed to hold for at least three years. The mask retained the position of head of the company.

“I’m not sure about the benefits of Twitter,” Masks told more than 29 million followers on Friday, sending several tweets. “Reddit still looks good.”

“I’m disconnecting,” Masks said on the last tweet.

A man who helped rescue 12 boys from an underwater cave in Thailand last year has sued Masque in Los Angeles for defamation because Masks called him a “pedo boy” on Twitter after a public dispute with the British speleologist.

In an application to the court in October, the mask stated that he had no intention of accusing the man of pedophilia. Masks claimed that during his youth, this epithet was a widespread slogan in South Africa.

The trial is scheduled to begin on December 2.

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The most important battle of Richard Bolotnik’s career so far will take place in a month and a half in Great Britain

Organizers report that the final between the two semi-heavyweight boxers will take place in Wakefield’s “Production Park” studio. The fight will be broadcast live in the UK by Sky Sports, while in the US it will be broadcast by ESPN +.

Also on December 2, featherweight boxers Jazz Dickens and Ryan Walsh, who originally had to fight on September 30, will play a duel in the Golden Contract tournament. Shortly before the duel, Dickens was diagnosed with Covid-19.

Dickens will also defend the World Boxing Organization (WBO) European Champion Belt in this duel.

At the end of September, Bolotnik won the British Hozy Burton by points at the Studio 69 club, who was attended by the famous heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury. The victory allowed Bolotnik to defend the belt of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) European Champion in the semi-heavyweight category.

During his career, 30-year-old Bolotnik won 17 of 23 fights, seven of which ended in a slaughter.

In mid-December, Bolotnik won the WBO European Championship in the semi-heavyweight category. The Latvian boxer defeated the Northern Irishman Steven Vord in the first round of the quarterfinals of this tournament.

Michel, 32, known as the “Bavarian sniper”, has climbed the ring 12 times in his professional career, winning 11 victories, eight of them by slaughter.

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On September 30, he defeated Britain’s Liam Conroe in the semifinals of the London Hall in London. He sent the opponent three times in a knockout, and the fight was stopped in the fourth round.

Winning the Golden Contract tournament will give the boxer a contract for several high-level fights.

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The Shitz brothers are among the few athletes who will take part in the homologation of the Beijing track at the end of October

It has already been reported that the Olympic toboggan run in China, where a prestigious four-year competition is planned in two years, could host the first athletes for test rides in October and November this year.

In a conversation with Latvijas Radio Fogelis, he pointed out that the first test rides on the Chinese track have already taken place, because 19 local sleigh riders have already completed the unofficial training rides.

Fogelis pointed out that preparations for the new season are already underway on three tracks. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only local athletes “scratch” the track in Sochi, Sigulda has received athletes from Poland, Austria and other countries, but in China homologation is scheduled for October 26.

The Secretary-General of the FIL revealed that China wanted only the Schengen countries to participate in the homologation. It is planned that initially only eight athletes will be able to “taste” the track, two of whom will be Latvians – brothers Šici.

At the end of July, after the FIL board meeting, the organization reported that about 16 athletes would take part in the homologation, but now their number has halved.

It has already been reported that the homologation of the Chinese route was previously planned for March, but then the plan was postponed to May. The tests were also canceled in May due to the spread of Covid-19.

The title of Martins Dukurs will most likely be able to try out the track of the 2022 Olympic Games prematurely.

The new season of tobogganing is planned for the Innsbruck track in Austria at the end of November, followed by stages in Altenberg, Oberhof and Winterberg, but after the New Year the athletes will take two more stages in Europe and then go to North America. The competition is planned in Sigulda at the beginning of January (6-10), but in Königszse a week later.

Last season, the Latvian sleigh team won three bronze awards in the team relay, finished twice in the fifth position, but once also won the fourth place.

It is significant that the composition of the team in the relay at different stages changed, with brothers Andris and Juris Šicis, Oskars Gudramovičs / Pēteris Kalniņš, Krister Aparjodas, Ulla Zirne, Kendija Aparjode and Iniza Tīruma handing over their hands to the prizes. Athletes also won prizes in individual competitions.

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Detention of drug addicts reveals that one is hiding amphetamine stocks in panties

While patrolling the road, the inspectors noticed two suspicious guys, whose appearance and behavior suggested that both might be regular customers of the police, so they stopped talking to the gentlemen.

While one of the men tried to “love” the patrol bonnet, the law enforcement officer checked the personal data of both and found out that the men did not come to the attention of the police for the first time. In addition, one of those addressed only recently was released from prison.

“We did an inspection of these men’s belongings. Immediately interesting details were revealed, because we found both syringes and several telephones, the origin of which could not be explained by the men. We also obtained confirmation that the persons were engaged in drug trafficking. behind the panties, the employees found a bag with a fairly large content of drugs, “says the head of the Regional Municipality of Poland Maris Bomins.

Of course, after such a discovery, both were taken to the nearest State Police station, where a criminal case was initiated and the suspicious powder was handed over to experts, who found out that there were several grams of amphetamine in the bag. And as it turns out, such a “drug load” is quite enough to get into the “national bread” for a while.

In view of this finding and the criminal history of both, the court remanded the detainees in custody as a precautionary measure.

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Melania Trump reports that her son Baron has also been diagnosed with Covid-19 infection

The first lady in the USA writes that after learning almost two weeks ago that she and her husband Donald Trump’s Covid-19 tests were positive, she immediately thought of her 14-year-old son Baron.

“To our great relief, his test was negative. However, like many other parents in recent months, I couldn’t stop thinking about what it would be like tomorrow or tomorrow. My fears were confirmed after he took the test again and it turned out positive, “says the entry.

Baron Tramp had Covid-19 asymptomatic. According to Melania Trump, her son is a “strong teenager”.

Ms. Trump is glad that the Covid-19 family caught on at the same time, so they were able to support each other in the recovery process.

She, too, has had a few symptoms, but she has experienced body aches, coughs and headaches, and has been extremely tired most of the time. “I chose to take a more natural path in terms of medicine, choosing more vitamins and healthy foods,” she describes the recovery process.

When her husband was taken to the hospital, she spent a lot of time thinking about the family and the people who supported them.

In conclusion, Melania Trump gives a good news – she has had another negative Covid-19 test. So it is with the Baron.

The First Lady calls on other citizens to follow a healthy lifestyle and a range that thinks of anyone whose lives have been affected by the Covid-19 infection. “A balanced diet, fresh air and vitamins are very important for our body to be healthy,” she points out.

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U.S. President Donald Trump has also had the latest Covid-19 tests on “consecutive days,” White House doctor Sean Conley said on Monday. “Repeated negative antigen tests” and other data “all point to a lack of detectable viral replication,” Konley said in a statement.

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PHOTO: The most expensive pumpkin in Latvia has been found out

In the final of the championship, ten finalists were brought to the Riga Zoo – the largest pumpkins in Latvia from Kuldīga, Dobele, Ādaži, Ventspils and Skrunda districts. The solemn measuring and weighing process was ensured by the strong grip of Latvia’s leading strongmen Dainis Zagers and Didzis Zariņš, as a result of which the TOP 10 heaviest pumpkins were ranked. The winner of the second place is the pumpkin grown by Eliza Neiman, reaching 204 kg, while the third place is the pumpkin weighing 185.5 kg by Louise Neiman. Both great groves have grown up in Kuldiga region.

“We can be proud from the bottom of our hearts that there are growers in Latvia who can grow such impressive gourds from one pumpkin seed! It is a special pleasure that, despite the changing circumstances of this year, with special care, we can also evaluate the largest pumpkins in person. We, the Maxima Latvija team, have noticed that participation in the pumpkin championship has already become a heartfelt tradition for several families. The indelible enthusiasm, patience and great energy of pumpkin growers dedicated to their cultivation will definitely be appreciated by the residents of the Riga National Zoo, who will be the ones who will enjoy the big thugs for lunch and dinner, ”says Jānis Beseris, Director of Maxima Latvija Corporate Relations Department.

This year, a total of 27 pumpkins from nine regions of Latvia – Auce, Ādaži, Dobele, Jaunpils, Krustpils, Kuldīga, Nīca, Skrunda and Ventspils – were entered for the “Latvia’s Largest Pumpkin Championship”. The owner of the most productive pumpkin received a gift card worth 280 euros for purchases in “Maxima Latvija” stores all over Latvia, the second and third place winners received gift cards worth 150 and 80 euros, respectively. In turn, all other finalists were awarded with gift cards worth 70 euros.

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RFS Latvian Cup semi-final draw “Ventspils”

RFS won its fiercest rival “Riga” in the quarterfinals (3: 2), but on Friday it turned out that in the semi-finals the guests will have to compete with “Ventspils”. Meanwhile, Valmiera will visit Liepāja.

It was also determined by lottery that the winner of “Valmiera” and “Liepājas” duel will be the final homeowner.

The Latvian Football Federation (LFF) reports that information on the dates and times of the semi-final matches will follow later.

It has already been reported that in the quarterfinals “Valmiera” beat “Tukums 2000” / TSS 1: 0 (0: 0) at home, “Ventspils” in Jelgava after 0: 0 draw in 120 minutes of the game in the 11-meter penalty shootout series “Jelgava” with 4 : 3, but “Liepāja” beat Jūrmala “Spartaku” 3: 1 (1: 0).

In the Latvian Cup, domestic clubs compete not only for the trophy, but also for the right to represent Latvia in the UEFA club tournament.

In the first round, 26 teams from the Latvian second and third leagues participated, two teams automatically qualify for the next round. Thirteen first-round winners, two wild-card recipients, and nine first-league clubs took part in the second round.

Twelve second-round winners took part in the third round, and ten Optibet Premier League clubs joined the six winners in the eighth final.

The final at the Olympic Center “Ventspils” stadium will take place on November 8. Ventspils hosted the Latvian Cup final for the only time in 2014/2015. in the season, when the home team in the final with 0: 2 acknowledged the superiority of “Jelgava” footballers.

In the history of the Latvian Cup, since 1936, 38 different club teams have won the prestigious trophy, but since the restoration of national independence, 12 different teams have raised the cup over their heads.

Since 2017, the winners of the tournament have been presented with a new design and identity trophy.

The current trophy holder is the RFS team, which was with it for the first time in history last year. Last year, the people of Riga only surpassed the most titled cup team “Jelgava” of the last decade in overtime.

The most titled team in the tournament is the defunct Skonto, which triumphed in the tournament eight times between 1992 and 2012.

The Latvian Cup in football was played in one season until 2008, but since 2009/2010. It was started in the previous season for the next eight years and completed in the spring of next year. Thus, the fourth Latvian participant in the Euroccups was determined only about a month before the start of the new UEFA Europa League season.

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