Croatian tourist offer for the first time at the most important and largest maritime heritage festival in the Mediterranean

first_imgHrvatska turistička ponuda predstavlja se na sajmu „Escale à Sète“, najznačajnijem i najvećem festivalu pomorske baštine na Mediteranu.Riječ je o festivalu u gradu Sèteu na jugu Francuske, koji se održava od 27. ožujka do 2. travnja, a koji objedinjuje turizam, pomorstvo, brodogradnju, ribarstvo te tradicionalnu gastronomiju i enologiju. Hrvatska se ponuda predstavlja s ukupno 10 tradicijskih brodica, a naša je zemlja, zajedno s Italijom, proglašena počasnom uzvanicom ovogodišnjeg izdanja sajma. Tako je uz nazočnost gradonačelnika grada Sètea, Françoisa Commeinhesa i hrvatskog veleposlanika Nj.E. Filipa Vučaka svečano inaugurirano „Mediteransko selo“ u sklopu kojega je predstavljena maritimna baština dviju susjednih mediteranskih zemalja.”Croatia’s current position on the French market is excellent, so in 2018 we expect a turnover growth of up to 10 percent. The key and largest tour operators are currently recording double-digit increases in bookings and sales, and new airlines are supporting the excellent results. One of our main trump cards in this market and what attracts French tourists is the rich nautical offer of our country. That is why I welcome activities such as appearances at the Escale à Sète fair, where Croatia presents its maritime heritage in an organized manner for the first time. “, izjavio je direktor Hrvatske turističke zajednice Kristjan Staničić.More than 130 traditional boats from Europe and the world are presented at the “Escale à Sète” fair, and it is expected that the fair will be visited by more than 300.000 visitors during the week, who will be able to see Croatian traditional maritime heritage and Croatian traditional ships.  “In recent years, the Croatian tourist offer has been intensively presented at the largest maritime, maritime and nautical events, such as the festivals in Brest and Vannes or the nautical fair in Paris. These activities contribute to the overall increase in arrivals in the nautical charter, which in 2017 increased the arrivals of French tourists by 11 percent, but also to raise the overall visibility of the French emitting market”, istaknula je Danijela Mihalić Đurica, direktorica Predstavništva HTZ-a u Francuskoj.Namely, the appearance at the fair was realized in cooperation with the Eco Museum Mošćenička Draga (Kvarner guc boat), Mali Lošinj Tourist Board (Lošinj regatta pasara Primavera), University of Zadar (replica of the 10th century warship Condura Croatica), Neretva Boatmen’s Association and the Association for the protection of the Neretva heritage from Opuzen (Neretva boat and hull) and the Palagruža Association from Komiža (Molo Palagruža sandal and Komiža gundula). The coordinators of the Croatian presentation at this event are the Association for the Promotion of Croatian Maritime Heritage Cronaves.last_img read more

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Jamal Crawford agrees to stay with LA Clippers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ORLANDO, Fla. >> Time doesn’t always apply to Jamal Crawford. He sure doesn’t feel 36 years old on the basketball court, and his time on the open market certainly didn’t feel like a long weekend.Free agency started at midnight on Thursday. For Crawford, it ended Sunday afternoon with a three-year, $36 million contract to stay with the Clippers.The wait was excruciating.“It felt forever,” he said in a phone interview Sunday. “It was a wild process, for sure.” Their first offer to Crawford, the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, was low enough where the reports began to trickle out that, just maybe, Crawford would be taking off.Maybe he’d head to Golden State to team up with the Clippers’ rivals. Maybe he’d join the Washington Wizards or mentor the developing Philadelphia 76er locker room. There were other options, and Crawford seemed ready to take them.But, what no one knew, was that the Clippers had gotten Crawford and his wife to start feeling sentimental.The team sent over a tablet loaded with his highlights, memorable moments and quotes from the past four seasons.Even though they were apart on dollars and years, Crawford, coach Doc Rivers and owner Steve Ballmer kept plugging away.“We both had faith it would work out,” Crawford said of the negotiations.In four years with the organization, Crawford has won a pair of Sixth Man of the Year awards. This past season, he scored 14.2 points per game. In the playoffs, he upped that average to 17.3 points.With the Clippers on the outside of the Kevin Durant chase, the team was committed to returning as many of its free agents as possible, and getting Crawford was a must.First, they agreed to a deal with Austin Rivers. Then, they locked up Wesley Johnson.All the while, they were talking to Crawford, neither side willing to budge before the Clippers finally gave way Sunday afternoon.The Clippers’ roster has now taken almost complete shape, with six players signed to guaranteed deals, one to a non-guarenteed contract, another three drafted and another three committed to signing on or after July 7 when the free-agency moratorium ends.The Clippers can use a $2.2 million bi-annual except and veteran’s minimum contract, but they cannot exceed a hard cap of $117.3 million, which was triggered by using an exception to sign Johnson.The financial crunch forced the team to watch as productive backup center Cole Aldrich signed a three-year, $22 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.NotesFirst-round pick Brice Johnson bounced back from a horrific debut in the Orlando Summer League to score 23 points and grab six rebounds in the Clippers’ 81-72 loss to Oklahoma City. Second-round picks Diamond Stone (3 points, 10 fouls) and David Michineau (3-for-12 shooting) both struggled. … Austin Rivers and North Carolina coach Roy Williams were among the people watching the Clippers’ game Sunday. center_img With billions of dollars being exchanged between teams and players in the first days of free agency, Crawford watched. With each deal, the anxiety and the excitement grew.It became hard to sleep.And, then, he got what he wanted all along — a multi-year deal to stay with the Clippers. The third year of the contract is partially guaranteed.The negotiations got off to a rocky start.It’s hard to send someone the wrong message with a $12 million offer for a single year of work, but somehow that’s what the Clippers did.last_img read more

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Antonio Brown jump-kicks punter

first_imgANTONIO BROWN JUMP-KICKS SPENCER LANNING (Photo by Julio Lopez)PITTSBURGH—Antonio Brown apparently is taking a preemptive approach to delivering blows rather than absorbing them.Brown jumped-kicked Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning at the end of a 46-yard punt return in the second quarter Sunday, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 30-27 victory.Brown only had Lanning to beat for a touchdown in the second quarter. But he ended up kicking Lanning in the face when it initially looked like he would try to jump over the second-year punter.“No intent to hurt him,” Brown said. “I had my mind made up that he was going over me. I thought he was going low and I tried to leap over him. It was just a bad outcome of a play.”Brown, who finished with 116 yards and a touchdown on five receptions, could face a fine from the NFL after the league reviews the play.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Wildcats at BC Hockey U18 Cup

first_img Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the Wildcats as Team of the Week. The Kootenay Wildcats are well represented at the 2015 Female U18 BC Cup in Richmond. The U18 BC Cup is a jamboree format featuring four teams.  The weekend will consist of fitness testing, practices, seminars, and games where players will be evaluated on their performance. The three Kootenay Wildcats are Kendra Waterstreet of Fruitvale, Tiana Ewasiuk of Cranbrook and Nelson’s Merissa Dawson.center_img The trio, that played in the BC Hockey Female AAA League last season, went through fitness testing and are now going through practice in preparation for games Friday, Saturday and Sunday.last_img read more

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