The story of 10 years of the Naval Battle: Events that put Bakar on the tourist map

first_imgNumerous important anniversaries that marked 2019 in Bakar were joined by two more related to the most important event of Margaret’s flight and one of the most visited Kvarner events, the Naval Battle. Namely, ten years ago, the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar and the City of Bakar held the first naval battle with the desire to reconstruct as authentically as possible and preserve from oblivion the glorious victory of Bakar over the Venetians who last tried to conquer Bakar in 1616. In 2009, the Bakar City Guard was founded in 1848, a historical unit which, due to its picturesque uniforms and dedicated preservation of heritage, has become a recognizable symbol of the Naval Battle and Bakar. For an underdeveloped tourist destination like Bakar and a tourist community that in many ways started from scratch, the growth of such an event into one of the most visited in Kvarner meant the departure of Bakar from complete tourist anonymity. Three old sailing ships equipped with pyrotechnics are taking part in the Naval Battle of Bakar, and with shots from sailing ships and rifles, holsters and cannons from the shore, fire torches, water bombs and smoke effects, the originality of the experience of a real naval battle is guaranteed. With various accompanying entertainment program, the whole event ends with a big fireworks display over the Bakar Bay by which Bakar became especially recognizable. Find out more about the Naval Battle of Bakar, which starts today (July 13) HERE The program is not focused exclusively on the battle, but we have made an effort to design all-day content for all generations. We start, traditionally, with the morning ascent to the top of Risnjak, which territorially belongs to the City of Bakar. We gather producers of authentic products from the City of Bakar, Kvarner and beyond at the Margaret Fair in order to preserve the rich history and customs of Bakar, modeled on the old Margaret Fair, which has a very long tradition as one of the largest in this area. points out Jelušić Marić and adds that in addition to the already mentioned parade, which is a truly impressive sight combined with the view of historic Bakar, from this year on the initiative of the priest, Nikica Jurić, a procession with the relic of St. Margaret to celebrate the feast of their patron saint. center_img Throughout the decade of the Naval Battle, more and more visitors came to Bakar every summer who bypassed this coastal town, which encouraged the organization of other events, the involvement of associations, producers and caterers and the emergence of an increasing number of renters. “Aware that a large part of the number of visitors, which has grown to almost 15, are families with children, since last year we started a program for children called Little Naval Battle, with which, in our City Garden, in a fun way, we bring the topic of this After a whole decade of holding and three months of preparation for each battle in which more than 000 participants participate, we can say that we are extremely pleased with the recognition provided by the organization of such a large event whose importance is respected by destinations in the area. The naval battle was the beginning of the valorization of our rich heritage on which today, day by day, we are increasingly building a brighter and more successful tourist future of our city.”Concluded Sonja Jelušić Marić. The Tourist Board of the City of Bakar and the City of Bakar realized the idea of ​​reconstructing the naval attack with joint forces, and thus this unique manifestation of revived history in today’s time was created, which is constantly enriched. About the importance of the Naval Battle for Bakar, the director of the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar, Sonja Jelušić Marić, who has been breathing with this event from the very beginning, says: “Aware that we cannot attract visitors to Bakar with a rich tourist offer that was not easy to create in the conditions of post-industrialization, ten years ago we decided to emphasize our rich cultural and historical heritage and make a big event full of good fun to at least become interesting to visitors. . We owe our gratitude for the idea and origin of the Naval Battle to the enthusiasm and initiative of our historians; prof. Krešimir Herceg, prof. Bora Strbac, prof. Boris Petković and archaeologist Ranko Starc ” Photo: TZ Bakarlast_img read more

Elect a new president to save capitalism

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRobert Reich, in his book “Saving Capitalism,” describes how moneyed interests have bought government influence so they can pervert the market’s rules and divert most of our economy’s gains into their pockets. This is a depressing story, but Reich offers us hope. He notes that three times in America’s past, we have been in a similar fix. But each time, the voters rose up and elected strong presidents (Andrew Jackson, Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt) and gave them enough political clout to take back the economy for ordinary citizens. I sincerely hope we can accomplish a fourth save.Bruce PomeroyDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusLocal movie theater operators react to green lightFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

US coronavirus cases rise by 47,000, biggest one-day spike of pandemic

first_imgFauci said the daily increase in new cases could reach 100,000 unless a nationwide push was made to tamp down the resurgent virus.”We can’t just focus on those areas that are having the surge. It puts the entire country at risk,” he said.Fauci said there was no guarantee of a vaccine, although early data had been promising: “Hopefully there will be doses available by the beginning of next year,” he said.COVID-19 cases more than doubled in June in at least 10 states, including Texas and Florida, a Reuters tally showed. In parts of Texas and Arizona, hospital intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients are in short supply. New US COVID-19 cases rose by more than 47,000 on Tuesday according to a Reuters tally, the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic, as the government’s top infectious disease expert warned that number could soon double.California, Texas and Arizona have emerged as new US epicenters of the pandemic, reporting record increases in COVID-19 cases.”Clearly we are not in total control right now,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a US Senate committee. “I am very concerned because it could get very bad.” More than 126,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and millions have lost their jobs as states and major cities ordered residents to stay home and businesses closed. The economy contracted sharply in the first quarter and is expected to crater in the second.’TRUMP FAILED US’The European Union has excluded Americans from its “safe list” of countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel beginning on Wednesday.The fresh rise in cases and hospitalizations has dimmed hopes that the worst of the human and economic pain had passed, prompting renewed criticism of US President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election on Nov. 3.His rival, Democrat Joe Biden, on Tuesday said that Trump’s “historic mismanagement” of the pandemic cost lives and inflicted more damage than necessary to the US economy.”It didn’t have to be this way. Donald Trump failed us,” the 77-year-old former vice president said in a speech in Delaware, where he unveiled an updated plan to tackle the pandemic calling for more testing and the hiring of 100,000 contract tracers.In the past week California, Texas and Florida have moved to close recently reopened bars, which public health officials believe are likely one of the larger contributors to the recent spikes.On Tuesday, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut added travelers from California and seven other states to those who must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Texas and Florida were named last week.South Carolina also has also emerged as a hot spot, reporting a record single-day increase of 1,755 cases on Tuesday.In Texas, where the number of new cases jumped to a one-day record of 6,975 on Tuesday, Houston hospitals said beds were quickly filling up with COVID-19 patients.Dr. Marc Boom, chief executive of Houston Methodist Hospital, told CNN on Tuesday that his hospital beds have seen a “very significant” increase in COVID-19 patients, although the death rate has lowered.Boom said he was worried about Independence Day celebrations this weekend, when Americans traditionally flock to beaches and campgrounds to watch fireworks displays.”Frankly it scares me,” he said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Ruth M. Springmeyer

first_imgRuth M. Springmeyer, 87, of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.Ruth was born on June 8, 1932 in Ripley County, Indiana to Clarence and Sophie (Hausman) Lambert.Ruth graduated from Sunman High School.  Ruth was a homemaker and also worked for 27 years at the Decatur County Daycare before retirement.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and she was active in the Adoration Chapel.  She was also a member of the St. Lawrence Ladies Auxillary in Greensburg.Ruth married Donald R. Springmeyer on May 5, 1956 and he preceded her in death on October 31, 2003.Ruth is survived by 4 daughters; Linda (John) Meyer, Batesville, Dorothy (Ken) Lecher, Greensburg, Regina Badgley, Rushville, Sharon Siefert, Greensburg, brother; Joe (Bernice) Lambert, 10 grandchildren; Adam (Maureen) Springmeyer, Brittany (Michael) Manus, Andrew (Kristin) Springmeyer, Samantha (Allen) Giesting, Chas (Craig) Shouse, John Meyer II, Paul Badgley, Dillon Siefert, Luke Badgley, Olivia Siefert, 4 great grandchildren; Emmy, Calla, and Heidi Giesting, and Adalie Manus, 2 brothers-in-law; Wayne (Dottie) Springmeyer, and John Springmeyer, and her sister-in-law Barbara Lambert.Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Donald Springmeyer, son; Gary Springmeyer, sister; Marceda Ann Eckstein, brother; John Lambert, and son-in-law; Greg Siefert.Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with a rosary service starting at 3:30 p.m.Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg, Indiana.Memorials can be made in Ruth’s honor to St. Mary’s Building Fund.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Sam Curran hat-trick gives Kings XI Punjab sensational win over Delhi Capitals

first_imgDelhi Capitals lost seven wickets in 17 balls against Kings XI Punjab.Sam Curran is the first bowler to take a hat-trick in IPL 2019.Kings XI Punjab are second on the table after winning by 14 runs against Delhi Capitals.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals were cruising in their chase of 167 against Kings XI Punjab at the IS Bindra stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. Needing 23 runs off 21 balls and with Rishabh Pant batting well, Delhi Capitals were headed for an easy win. However, Mohammed Shami took two wickets in one over and Sam Curran took a hat-trick. Kings XI Punjab had achieved a spectacular turn-around as they clinched the match by 14 runs to inflict a crushing loss on the Delhi Capitals. Curran’s effort of 4/11 won him the Man of the Match award and it was a good day for the England all-rounder, who was promoted to open the batting for the first time in his professional career and gave Kings XI Punjab a great start after being inserted into bat by Delhi Capitals. KL Rahul started off confidently with two fours and a six but he was trapped LBW by Chris Morris. Curran also started off like a train, blasting three fours off Avesh Khan and depositing Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane straight down the ground but the bowler had his revenge next ball and Kings XI Punjab were in some trouble. When Mayank Agarwal (6) was run-out, it was left to Sarfaraz Khan and David Miller to steady the ship. Avesh continued to leak runs as Sarfaraz cracked a couple of boundaries and Miller showed his intent by hammering Harshal Patel for a big six over deep extra cover. Sarfaraz and Miller stretched their stand past fifty but once again, Lamichhane got the breakthrough and Delhi Capitals were back in the hunt. When Miller (43) fell in the death overs, Kings XI Punjab lost wickets at regular intervals but Mandeep Singh (29*) struck a boundary and a six in the last two balls bowled by Kagiso Rabada as they reached 166/9. In response, Delhi Capitals had a disastrous start when they lost Prithvi Shaw, who had smashed 99 in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders, to the first ball of the innings with Ravichandran Ashwin taking the wicket. However, Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan found the boundary on a consistent basis and the partnership raced past 50. Just when Delhi Capitals had steadied the ship, Hardus Viljoen breached Iyer’s defence Ashwin trapped Dhawan in front as Kings XI Punjab roared back into the contest. Colin Ingram and Rishabh Pant took the attack to the Kings XI Punjab bowlers and ensured Delhi Capitals stayed in the hunt. Ingram was given out LBW in the 13th over to Viljoen but he managed to overturn the decision on review when the ball was pitching outside the line of leg stump. Both batsmen struck fours and sixes consistently and until the 17th over, Delhi Capitals were in the game. Then, lightning struck in the form of Shami and he removed Pant (36) and Morris (0) in successive balls. With 23 needed off 18, Delhi Capitals were still in the hunt but when Curran sent back Ingram and Harshal Patel, momentum had swung Kings XI Punjab’s way. With 15 needed off the last over, Curran finished off the match with a hat-trick and sealed an improbable win for Kings XI Punjab. For Delhi Capitals, their collapse of seven wickets in 17 balls could haunt them for the rest of the 2019 IPL.last_img read more

Men’s, women’s swimmers head to Evanston

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s swimming anddiving squads travel to Evanston, Ill., this weekend to take on Big Ten rivalsNorthwestern and Michigan. With both teams holding 3-1 records coming off theirfirst losses of the season two weeks ago to Arizona, the Badgers look to stayfocused and put up a strong performance against their conference foes.Led by junior Scott Rice on the men’s side and seniorcaptain Jackie Vavrek on the women’s side, the teams know that a stellarperformance will be required to achieve a victory. Both of these leaders areintegral to the team’s success in and out of the pool.”To our team, Scott brings the ability to be good at justabout anything he wants to be good at,” head coach Eric Hansen said. “And not alot of people have the ability to do that.”Equally important to strong leadership is overcomingobstacles and taking positives from defeat. Even though the women’s squadstumbled in its visit to Arizona with a 166-128 loss and the men not faringmuch better, losing 172-116, the results should be not be taken lightly, asthey were challenged by one of the top teams in the country. Their performancesin the three meets before Arizona were indicative of the success that theBadgers would like to achieve this season. Wisconsin will use wins at homeagainst Iowa and UW-Milwaukee and a tune-up victory on the road in their openeragainst UW-Green Bay as models for success. Vavrek says her team knows its capabilities and is hungryfor more.”We’ve had some great meets thus far, but our biggestchallenges are definitely to come,” Vavrek said. “We just have to keep lookingtowards our big meets of the year, like the Texas Invite, Big Tens and NCAAs.Those are the meets that really matter. Everything in between is just astepping stone. But seeing our team succeed along the way is definitely thebest kind of motivation for those end-of-the-season meets.”Now that the team has had the opportunity to adjust, its schedulepresents plenty of challenges. After the meet this weekend with its Big Tenrivals, UW will head to Austin for the Texas invite, which should provechallenging. Success in these meets will provide the opportunity to achieve teamgoals. “I think our expectations are first and foremost, to getback into the top 20 (in the NCAAs) on both sides,” Hansen said. “From there,it’s kind of an unknown. We’re not going to worry about that. We worry aboutour day-to-day operations, and how each kid does business, and how each kidlearns, and make sure they get what they need.”With the tough test that lies ahead, Hansen says his Badgersare prepared.”It’s a great team. It’s a tight team,” Hansen said.”There’s a buzz to this season. We’re excited for it and look forward to theopportunities ahead.”last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 2017 running back Allen Stritzinger becomes 7th commit in 9 days

first_img Published on June 26, 2016 at 8:07 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Track the Class of 2017Syracuse football reportedly hires former Onondaga Central High School RB Mike Hart as running backs coachSyracuse football recruiting: 2017 WR Cameron Jordan commits to SUSyracuse football recruiting: 2017 ATH Eric Coley, son of D-Line coach Vinson Reynolds, commits to SUSyracuse football recruiting: 2017 OL Dakota Davis commits to Orange Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe De La Salle Collegiate (Michigan) High School product plays both running back and cornerback, but has been recruited to play running back for the Orange and his primary recruiter was running backs coach Mike Hart, per Scout.The 6-foot, 183-pound Stritzinger chose Syracuse over offers from Michigan and Cincinnati among others. He also had offers from Western Michigan, Hart’s former school, and Bowling Green, where much of SU’s new coaching staff previously coached.Stritzinger is the first running back commit in Syracuse’s 2017 class.Track the rest of the class, here. Class of 2017 running back Allen Stritzinger verbally committed to Syracuse on Sunday evening, he announced via Twitter.Stritzinger is the seventh player to commit to SU in the last nine days. He is ranked with three stars by Scout, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.last_img read more

Esports Insider – Critical agenda unveiled for inaugural ‘ESI Digital Summit’

first_img Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Sam Cooke – ESILeading B2B esports publisher Esports Insider (ESI) is pleased to reveal the first wave of speakers and content for the inaugural ‘ESI Digital Summit’, the first major digital event dedicated to the business of esports. With two full days of content on 26 and 27 May, topics will range from brand showcases shining the spotlight on prominent mainstream partnerships through to the state of the industry post-quarantine and the return of The Clutch, the pitch investment competition mentorship program for esports startups. Speakers will range from C-Levels and executives from world-renowned teams, tournament operators, brands, and investment firms through to data providers and betting. ESI provides the widest range of global B2B esports events. In 2019 eight events across NA and Europe were created with a view to helping new companies enter the industry while also providing esports giants with an opportunity to discuss hard-hitting issues to help further develop the scene. With live events postponed ESI have gone virtual with their first Digital Summit, a global event with speakers joining from LA to London.Speakers include executives from Barclays Ventures, Columbia Records, Faze Clan, Betway, BITKRAFT, Excel Esports, Fnatic, GRID, Formula 1, Team Vitality, ONE Championship, ESL, OnePlus, We Are Nations and more. 5 Tracks across Investment, Betting, Brands & Sponsorship, Sports Meets Esports & THINKTopics include:The ESI Brand Showcases: esports rights holders and their commercial partners are invited to present a recent successful activation, detailing how the deal was formed, how they were introduced into the esports marketplace and how this partnership compares to similar spends in traditional markets.The return of online esports: With live events currently an impossibility, the industry has seen a huge shift back to the online leagues and tournaments of the past. What differences are there when it comes to moving offline circuits online both for Tournament organisers and viewers alike? And how important will the presence of online tournaments be for the industry during this unprecedented time?The Clutch Digital: Four esports startups will pitch to a live audience and a panel of esteemed judges and investors.This is presented by Esports Global. The viewership boom, what does it mean for brands: Records are continuously broken across streaming platforms, sports first properties such as F1 and NASCAR have witnessed unexpectedly high audiences across television and OTT, brands are paying more attention now than ever before. The lack of sporting competition has left a gap for brands to market to consumers, which esports is best placed to plug. How do esports rights holders best capitalise on this new found attention and interest? Moreover, it’s a sensitive time for major brands to make a big splash in a new space, and so how should they go about entering, is it a case of learning to walk before they run?Moritz Maurer – GRID“These are unprecedented times but the esports industry is ever-evolving and as a digital-first, global industry it has continued to thrive so it’s important we provide the industry with an outlet to voice their opinions, address issues and opportunities and help new brands and companies understand how they can work with us so we continue to grow,” said Sam Cooke, MD for Esports Insider. “The ESI Digital Summit will be the first dedicated B2B esports event with two full days of content spanning all verticals of the esports space. There isn’t another event that can provide such a detailed and varied look into one of the biggest entertainment industries.”Moritz Maurer, CEO of GRID – the Gold Sponsor of the summit – added: “Despite constraints during a global pandemic, ESI continues to serve the industry with a great platform to discuss and educate around topical issues & market trends. We can’t wait to participate in the first ESI Digital Summit.”The full lineup of speakers and agenda can be found here, with more names and the full schedule available now. Tickets start at only £50 for a two-day pass. Follow Esports Insider on Twitter for the latest updates.___________________last_img read more

Mourinho explains why Baba Rahman isn’t yet ready for EPL

first_imgAfter a decent performance in his Chelsea debut in midweek, Baba Rahman did not even make the Chelsea bench on Saturday.The Blues, at the Stamford Bridge, muscled Arsenal in a 2-0 performance masterminded by Jose Mourinho, who did not give the Ghanaian a look-in.Several international outlets had praised Baba for his enterprise, but most noted that he needed more nurturing for the rigours of a top-level team like Chelsea.It’s a sentiment echoed by the Portuguese manager. “Baba is a fantastic player but not yet cut for the premiership. Champions league is different. He did not have pre season with us,” Mourinho reportedly explained before kickoff.It is a quote that will baffle many watchers, especially because former Barcelona man Pedro also joined the Blues without having pre-season with them.That said, the 21-year old has already stated his desire to fight for a place on the Blues bench after making his debut in the Champions League on Wednesday. “I’m hoping to play very, very often – my main aim is to play as many games as I can here,” Rahman told BBC Sport on Thursday.In fact, the former Kotoko man had said he was only “a little” happy with own performance against Maccabi Tel Aviv. “If the people in Ghana keep supporting me I can make them proud,” he added.If that is his worry, he can be rest assured that everyone back home is behind him.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Ricky Rubio says ‘crazy’ good James Harden takes unorthodox D

first_img“So we would rather him take 20 or 30 shots and him score 20 points than just have the 3s.”Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni was not convinced, though, as he insists there is no stopping Harden.”He can have a bad game and they’ll attribute it to something. Sometimes humans have bad games,” he said. “But you’re not stopping him, I don’t care what you do.” Blake Griffin injury update: Pistons star (knee) to miss all of Bucks series, report says Ricky Rubio explained that the Jazz were desperate to stop James Harden’s trademark step-back 3s after he guarded the Rockets star from behind.Harden is in the running for a second consecutive NBA MVP award after another stunning season in which he averaged 36.1 points per game. Rubio explained: “We shaded him right because on the left he’s got the step-back and it’s a 3 every time, no matter who is on him. He is one of the best in the league at doing it.GAME 1: W #RunAsOne pic.twitter.com/p7iTbfdqN7— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 15, 2019″I think this year he had more 3s than Steph Curry just doing step-backs. That’s crazy — you’re talking about Steph Curry, one of the best on the league, if not the best.center_img NBA playoffs 2019: ‘Dirty’ play won’t ruffle Giannis Antetokounmpo Each new opponent has sought a way to contain Harden and the Jazz were no different in Game 1 of their playoff series, with Rubio’s bizarre approach allowing the Rockets guard to move past him before attempting to block from behind.But Houston ran out 122-90 winners, with Harden putting up 29 points and making four shots from beyond the arc. Related Newslast_img read more