Croatia richer for three new tourist running destinations

first_imgThe SightRun application is currently available in 17 Croatian destinations, as well as in Munich and Graz. “For this type of guests, we mean active guests, it sometimes means the first acquaintance with the destination and therefore we want to leave the best impression to intrigue the guest to peek into local restaurants, explore the surroundings, peek into museums and look for a local tourist guide. Man is an indispensable link in tourism, an auxiliary wheel technology that can make things run faster.”Point out from SightRun. The SightRun application is richer for three new island tours: Cres, Mali Lošinj and Supetar It is certainly important to emphasize that all tours are available in Croatian and English. All tours are intended for runners, but due to the use of the user’s mobile phone’s GPS system, speed is not important. This means that the user can move at the desired speed, walk, stop, take photos, and finish the tour at the appropriate pace and time. The SightRun team has also been working on developing new tours in recent months. “Although the” crown-crisis “has slowed down and stopped certain promotional actions, this startup can certainly give its contribution to Croatian tourism. The cities of Cres, Mali Lošinj and Supetar have found their place on the list of their runner friendly destinations this time. The tours are about 5 kilometers long and start in the center of the place. Running through the streets of island settlements, promenades along the sea with stories about the place and other attractions on the island, will surely encourage guests to after further jogging to further explore these attractive destinations”Point out from SightRun. In times when we still need to pay attention to social distance, apps like SightRun help us continue to enjoy the destination we’re staying in without having to do it in large groups. It is the digitalization of tourism in the true sense. While it is still difficult to predict exactly what the tourism sector will look like after the coronavirus, it is quite clear we will have a different kind of tourism. But one thing is for sure, the greater focus will be on sustainable and active tourism. This is where SightRun, a tourist running application that provides a new dimension of running, combining this activity with sightseeing, jumps in like never before. It is an innovative tourist product that presents destinations as Run Friendly destinations and brings the destination closer to this interesting niche through stories of local delicacies, cultural and historical sights and natural attractions. The SightRun app allows the user to safely (and independently) explore the destination in which he is running for the first time, learn about its history and discover some of the sights and attractions. last_img read more

The William Nylander story: A timeline from NHL draft to Maple Leafs’ new $45M man

first_imgView this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram Aug. 18, 2014Less than two months later, the young ingenue signs a three-year entry-level contract worth $5.325M with an annual average salary of $1.775M. “Not only does William Nylander bring a high level of speed and skill to his game but he has a very strong character on and off the ice,” then-Toronto GM David Nonis said. “We believe he has a very bright future and are happy to have him signed to his first NHL contract.”His future is bright.A dream come true! One step closer and a lot of hard work ahead.— William Nylander (@wmnylander) August 18, 2014Feb. 29, 2016Finally! The kid realizes his dream and makes his NHL debut. In 18:41 of ice time, he registers two shots on net.William Nylander took part in Maple Leafs practice this morning. He could make his NHL debut tonight vs. Lightning.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 29, 2016March 5, 2016Then, the 19-year-old center nets his first goal — the game-winning goal — on a Leafs power play in the third period against the New York Islanders and goaltender Thomas Greiss. He is all smiles and excited for what is sure to be a promising career. Let’s break down the script and see how this story went from treatment to manuscript to production.William Nylander’s career timeline: From draft to deadlineJune 27, 2014It all started off so perfectly — a bright, sunny (assuming) day in Philadelphia — just like any movie. The Maple Leafs get their guy as William Nylander was taken eighth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs.It’s been an amazing day! Thank you to my friends and family for always supporting me. Proud to be part of the @MapleLeafs #unreal— William Nylander (@wmnylander) June 28, 2014 Every story needs specific elements. Theme, plot, conflict, setting, villain, ingenue, hero. Fair to say, the William Nylander-Toronto Maple Leafs drama had it all.Depending on which side you’re on, the names may be slightly different, but the storyline has had lots of twists and turns leading up to a long-term contract Dec. 1. (Getty Images) Thank you Toronto and Leafs fans for this year. Excited for the next one! #torontostrongA post shared by William Nylander (@williamnylander) on May 14, 2018 at 8:50am PDTJuly 1Dark clouds start to circle as the entry-level contract expires and Nylander becomes a restricted free agent. On the same day, John Tavares signs with the Maple Leafs leading to speculation if they’ll be enough money to sign Nylander too.July [email protected] GM Kyle Dubas was asked if signing John Tavares impacts their approach to extension talks with Matthews, Marner & Nylander.Hear the full interview here:— OverDrive 1050 (@OverDrive1050) July 5, 2018Aug. 1William Nylander says he wants a long-term contract with Maple Leafs as opposed to a bridge deal.— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) August 1, 2018Sept. 13Leafs open camp, and just like the O.K. Corral – although, maybe not as contentious and involving bloodshed – the standoff begins.Sept. 25#Leafs GM Kyle Dubas on PTS re Nylander: “Their camp has been focused on a long-term deal and ours as well. I think a bridge (deal) for both of us would be the sub-optimal solution to this. We continue to work primarily on long term deals with Lewis (Gross).”— Dhiren Mahiban (@dcmahiban) September 25, 2018More Dubas on Nylander: “I wouldn’t be doing my job if I wasn’t accepting calls from teams (on Nylander), but I can say absolutely that we are not shopping him.”— Dhiren Mahiban (@dcmahiban) September 25, 2018″We hope to get him back, of course. He’s a big part of this team. The clock’s kinda tickin’. Hopefully that gets resolved because everybody wants him here.” —Auston Matthews on William Nylander— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) November 28, 2018Sept. 27Interesting tweet from @CapFriendly. Could this be why the deal hasn’t been done yet?Is there a future cap benefit if #Leafs wait until after the season starts to sign Nylander?Based on a league bylaw, RFA’s who sign multiyear deals in-season see a higher cap hit in year 1, but a reduced cap hit in years 2+Details 👉 examples 👇— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) September 27, 2018Oct. 3Maple Leafs start their season without Nylander and win. Did Nylander misplay his hand?.Oct. 6Optimism is still high that the kid will sign soon.The new Leafs media guide is all inclusive.— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) October 6, 2018Oct. 9It appears Nylander wants a long-term agreement. But will he get it? Or will it be the more Leafs’ friendly bridge deal? The drama starts to build.Oct. 17Toronto Sun reports Nylander and Toronto GM Kyle Dubas meet in Zurich. Oct. 18Plot twist! Next day Leafs scouts start showing up at games and NHL teams start sending multiple scouts to Toronto’s games. Four teams are sending TWO scouts to tonight’s #leafs – #pens game: Carolina, New Jersey, N.Y. Rangers and Tampa.That’s unusual.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 18, 2018Oct. 19William Nylander and the #MapleLeafs remain at an impasse contractuallyBut the 22-year-old winger has practiced with an Austrian hockey team this week as he remains active away from the NHL— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) October 19, 2018Oct. 21The hockey world is still confident the two sides will agree to a contract before the end of the month. /William Nylander walks to arena in AustriaKid with thick Austrian accent: “Excuse me! Mr. Nylander! Can I have an autograph?”Nylander: “Sure kid.”/Willy signs paper/Kid rips off mask to reveal thick framed glassesDubas: “GOTCHA!”— Steve Dangle Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) October 22, 2018But GM Kyle Dubas also starts showing up at games, not in Toronto and without the Leafs playing.Per @reporterchris , #Leafs GM Kyle Dubas and Nylander agent Lewis Gross will be meeting today in NYC. #TMLTalk— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) October 22, 2018Interesting. #Leafs GM Kyle Dubas is at #Flames #NYR game. Could a deal for Nylander be imminent? @sportingnewsca— Jackie Spiegel (@jackiespiegel93) October 21, 2018Oct. 23Former Maple Leafs Mats Sundin and Glen Healy offer their thoughts on the impasseWilliam Nylander did not return to practice with the @DECBulldogs in Austria this morning. He practised with them three times last week, and used their ice yesterday as well.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 23, 2018HalloweenA sweet moment breaks the dark clouds, for a moment. Kid Dubas and Kid Nylander agree to a deal. Will the adult versions sign one soon?A Kyle Dubas & William Nylander contract signing costume! 😂👍 #JayAndDan— #JayAndDan (@JayAndDan) October 30, 2018Dubas reacting to the two kids dressing up as a Nylander contract signing is great #Leafs #LeafsForever— Omar (@OLW93) October 30, 2018Dubas reiterates he’s not trading Nylander, but rumors continue to swirl according to Sporting News’ Lyle Richardson.Nov. 16In an exclusive with Sporting News, former NHLer Michael Peca, who sat out an entire year after being unable to come to an agreement with the Buffalo Sabres, offers up his thoughts.Nov. 23This tweet from Blue Jackets fan sends Leafs Twitter into a tizzy. But, his “update” never comes.BREAKING: Just spoke with @MapleLeafs GM Kyle Dubas and asked about where they stand on William Nylander. His response was “I’ll have an update by 5pm.” Something tells me a resolve in the Nylander situation is close. #Nylander #MapleLeafs— Ryan Lacey (@rlacey2571) November 23, 2018Nov. 24Nov. 28Head coach Mike Babcock tells the media, “We’re going to play him WHEN he gets back.””We hope to get him back, of course. He’s a big part of this team. The clock’s kinda tickin’. Hopefully that gets resolved because everybody wants him here.” —Auston Matthews on William Nylander— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) November 28, 2018👀👀👀William Nylander is skating in Sweden 👇Friendly reminder: deadline to sign with #MapleLeafs is Saturday, Dec. 1 ( @HockeynewsSe )— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) November 28, 2018Nov. 29The Maple Leafs’ priority/hope is still to re-sign William Nylander but my understanding with that with just two days to go to the signing deadline, Toronto has circled back to some teams suggesting they put their best foot forward on trade offers… which makes sense— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) November 29, 2018Nov. 30Babcock on Nylander: “In my heart and in my mind I know he’s gonna be on the team. That’s how I gotta think.” What a feelingA post shared by William Nylander (@williamnylander) on Mar 6, 2016 at 11:35am PST2015-16 SeasonIn 22 games with Toronto, Nylander nets six goals and seven assists and averages 16:20 in playing time.2016-17 SeasonAt just 20 years old, the Canadian-born Swede plays his first full season in the NHL. In 81 games he breaks out and records 22 goals and 39 assists, is named Rookie of the Month twice (October and March) and finishes sixth in voting for the Calder Trophy. The young star also sees his first postseason action as he suits up for the Leafs’ first-round elimination to the Capitals, scoring a goal and three assists in six games.Everything is coming up roses.Lost in Auston Matthews’ record-setting 67th point is that William Nylander became the 4th Leafs rookie to ever hit 60 with his assist.— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) April 3, 2017Oct. 4, 2017Let the drama commence! Nylander tells the media following the first morning skate of the year he won’t negotiate during the season.“Well, I’m a guy who just wants to: If we do it, (either) before the season or after,” Nylander told Sportsnet prior to the season opener. “We’re just trying to focus on the team, and the way I’m playing during the year.”​2017-18 SeasonThings could have taken a turn for the worse here as he headed into his sophomore year, and the dreaded sophomore slump.But no!Nylander scores 20 goals and 41 assists in a full slate of games. The first-round pick matched his point total from the previous year in the playoffs as the Leafs lose to the Bruins in the first round in seven games. Dec. 1Nylander, Watch— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) December 1, 2018this is actually insane. #NylanderWatch— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) December 1, 2018And then, with minutes remaining before the 5 PM ET deadline and just when everyone thought the ending would be like “The Sopranos”…fade to black without knowing what will happen…The @MapleLeafs have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with forward William Nylander, subject to League approval. #LeafsForever— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 1, 2018Never in doubt, Ry.— Kyle Dubas (@kyledubas) December 1, 2018Going home— William Nylander (@wmnylander) December 1, 2018And now he’s back in the fold, all is well in Maple Leafs land and they lived happily ever after…until Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner’s contracts expire after the season.last_img read more

NBA approves 22-team return in Orlando starting July 31

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In an interview on TNT on Thursday night, Silver outlined some of the precautions the league plans to take in order to get back on the court to finish the season — including potentially barring some coaches from being on the sideline during games.“We’ve learned a lot more about the virus since we shut down in March,” Silver said in the televised appearance. And the data is demonstrating that, for the most part — there are exceptions — that healthy young people are the least vulnerable. But there are also people involved in this league, particularly some of the coaches who are obviously older people, and we also know people at any age with underlying conditions are most vulnerable.“So we’re gonna have to work through protocols that maybe, certain coaches, may not be able to the bench coach. They may have to retain social distancing protocols, and maybe they can be in the front of a locker room … but when it comes to actual play, we’re not gonna want them that close to players, in order to protect them. So those are all issues were continuing to work through.”Among the NBA’s head coaches, the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich is 71, the Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni is 69 and the Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry is 65 years old. On the Lakers’ coaching staff, assistant Lionel Hollins is 66. For the Clippers, Armond Hill is 67. According to the Center for Disease Control, people who are 65 or older are a higher risk for severe illness if they contract COVID-19.On Thursday, Florida’s Department of Health confirmed 1,419 additional cases of COVID-19 – the largest daily total of newly confirmed cases since daily updates began in March. The NBA’s board of governors voted Thursday to approve the league’s proposal for a 22-team format to restart the season in Orlando, Florida, on July 31, the league said in a statement. Portland was the only team of 30 to vote against the plan, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.The NBA announced that the board’s approval marks the first major formal step required to resume the season after a hiatus that began when play was abruptly suspended March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.In a conference call Thursday, owners voted on the plan put forth by Commissioner Adam Silver and the league’s advisory/finance committee to play out the season entirely at the Walt Disney World Resort.The league said it’s now is working to finalize a comprehensive, complex restart plan with the National Basketball Players Association, with representatives planning to hold a conference call Friday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.center_img The NBA said it and the players’ association are working with infectious disease specialists, public health experts and government officials to establish a rigorous program to prevent and mitigate the risk related to COVID-19, including a regular testing protocol and stringent safety practices that Silver said Thursday evening will include playing games without fans in the central location where players will be tested daily.“We’re working through the logistics with the players,” Silver said. “But … other than the time when the players are face to face on the court … the other times will be retaining a certain social distancing protocols.”Further adding to the complexity fo the comeback is that news of the league’s latest step toward playing again comes in the midst of the international outcry sparked by the police killing of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis. Silver suggested that the NBA could take a leadership role in helping to improve some of the racial issues that have boiled to the surface in recent days.“We are such a unique institution,” Silver said Thursday evening on TNT. “I think ultimately, we may be in a position to have more of an impact on this issue than almost any other organization in the world. When you think about the players, coaches, former players … including our ownership now withing that group, you have some of the most well-known people of color in the entire world.”There was some mixed social media reaction from current players on the proposal to play ball again when the nation is in the throes of protest.New Orleans guard Josh Hart, a former Laker, suggested Thursday the game could help unite people: “There’s so much going on in this country. Hope basketball can help bring people together and help contribute to the healing process.”Patrick Beverley expressed less certainty. The Clippers’ hyper-competitive guard tweeted Wednesday that with “Everything going on right NOW (basketball) is NOT IMPORTANT.”The Lakers and Clippers last played March 10. The Lakers lost 104-102 to the Brooklyn Nets at home and the Clippers beat the Warriors 131-107 in San Francisco, leaving off with the Lakers (49-14) leading the Western Conference and the Clippers (44-20) in second place.The plan approved by the board Thursday would allow them to continue their title quests in a format that features the 22 teams with the best records, or the 16 teams (eight per conference) in current playoff positions and the six teams that currently are six games or fewer behind the eighth seed in their respective conferences.The season restart would begin with eight “seeding games” for each returning team, with the possibility of a play-in tournament for the eighth and final playoff seed in each conference depending on combined records across regular-season games and seeding games.Once the 16-team playoff field is set, the NBA Playoffs would proceed in a traditional conference-based format with four rounds and best-of-seven series in each round.The NBA Finals would end no later than Oct. 12.Training camp ahead of the restart would tip off July 9-11, Wojnarowski reported, with a July 7 date scheduled for travel to Orlando, according to Charania.Additionally, the league announced that, as tentatively scheduled, after the season resumes July 31, the 2020 draft lottery would be rescheduled for Aug. 25, the 2020 draft would be slated for Oct. 15.The NBA then would aim to open the 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1.And, according to ESPN, free agency could begin Oct. 18 with training camps starting Nov. 10.Also Thursday, G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced that the remainder of that league’s 2019-20 season — which was suspended March 12 — was canceled. Under normal circumstances, it would have concluded March 28.Charania reported that the G League extended health benefits and paid all of its players through what was supposed to have been the end of the season.IMPORTANT DATESJuly 9-11: Training campJuly 31-Oct. 12: 2019-20 seasonAug. 25: Draft lotteryOct. 15: NBA draftOct. 18: Free agencyNov. 10: 2020-21 training campDec. 1: 2020-21 season start(via Adrian Wojnarowski/NBA)last_img read more

Subvention to Queen’s College insufficient for annual expenditure – consultant

first_imgQueen’s CollegeThe administration of Guyana’s leading secondary academic institution, Queen’s College has signalled its discontentment with the yearly subvention granted for general expenditures, saying that it is not sufficient to fill all gaps.Principal consultant Alfred Granger made this disclosure on Wednesday, stating that when the salaries of employees are deducted from the total amount, only $20 million remains to service the school for the entire year. As such, Queen’s College is “always in deficit”.“One of the problems we have at Queen’s College is that we’re always short of money. The Board gets subvention and the subvention you get sounds large, but when you take out teachers and some auxiliary staff salaries from that subvention, we’re left with around $20 million to run the school so we’re always in deficit,” Granger informed.The consultant reminded that the school sits on some 12 acres of land and contains three buildings, which require constant maintenance.“Queen’s College stands on almost 12 acres of ground. The three buildings put together are the largest of any school in the country. The monies we have cannot run the school and pay our bills,” he said.Students and teachers had complained last year that the field was overgrown with bushes for almost over three years, making it difficult for athletes to train. It also pushed the administrative body to host their inter-house sports at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground.Presently, the ground is almost 100 per cent completed.After reports were made by Guyana Times of the dilapidated facilities and other infrastructure, a decision was made to allocate $11 million for rehabilitation works.The science labs, which were considered by the teachers as “not conducive” to lab experiments, were to be repainted and new cupboards installed with the ceiling getting a facelift.AnniversaryOne week of activities has been launched for the school’s 175th anniversary celebration, and this is expected to provide funding for a music and orchestra programme. Granger noted that in the 1900s, the school was recognised for the performing orchestra and band. This will be reintroduced with steel pan and other components.The events will commence on Sunday, October 27 and conclude on Saturday, November 2. Activities on the agenda include a wreath-laying exercise at Sir William Percy Austin’s grave on October 27, followed by the renaming of the library and allied arts building on October 28.October 29 is reserved for a golf tournament at the Lusignan Golf Club and a Women of Queen’s College panel discussion. This is accompanied by the election of office bearers, a museum tour, and the Ray Luck piano recital on October 30.Students will gather at the school on October 31, for their Sports Day activities and a “Curry-Que”. The last two days will conclude with long day tours and a 70s themed party at the Pegasus Hotel.For these commemorative events, the Tourism Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) has given its support, since many Guyanese in the Diaspora are expected to return, spiking tourist arrivals. Over the years, the overseas alumni has raised millions of dollars for the school to revamp infrastructure and pay other expenses.Principal consultantAlfred Grangerlast_img read more