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Launched portal for the promotion of active tourism in Croatia – Active in Croatia

first_imgA new internet portal called Active in Croatia started working today.The portal was launched with the aim of presenting active tourism in Croatia, and its mission is to present in detail the largest and best domestic sporting events. This is a response to current tourist trends that show that global travelers are increasingly choosing destinations that, in addition to natural beauty, also offer active leisure.”Croatia is a beautiful country that has a lot to offer, but we have long known that our tourism can not live from three summer months. Hundreds of recreational sports competitions are held in Croatia, huge money is invested in the development of infrastructure, especially in the construction of bicycle paths. Our country offers beautiful nature in the interior, offers mountains, forests and lakes, and all this can be a reason for the arrival of tourists and their active vacation. We are here to bring them closer to everything Croatia in terms of active tourism can offer its guests.”Said the founder and editor of the Active in Croatia portal Zvonimir Mikašek. In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”It should be noted that the entire content of the portal is available in English.last_img read more

Volleyball team Mladost won the Cup of BiH

first_imgThe volleyball team Mladost from Brcko defended the title of winner of Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the season 2014/2015.In the finals of the tournament in Brcko, Mladost won Radnik with the result of 3: 0 (25:17, 25:19, 25:18).On Friday, Mladost Volleyball team defeated city rival Jedinstvo with 3: 0, while the Radnik defeated Kakanj with 3: 1.Sasa Zimonjic was declared as the best player of the tournament. (Source: Faktor.ba)last_img

Arsenal revival gathers pace as Aubameyang downs Everton

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang boosted Arsenal’s hopes of gate-crashing the race to reach the Champions League as his double clinched a 3-2 win against Everton on Sunday.For much of a troubled season Arsenal have been written off as also-rans in the battle to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition.But, recovering from the wreckage of the Unai Emery era, their revival under Mikel Arteta is gathering pace.Rocked by Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-minute goal at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal equalised through Eddie Nketiah and took the lead thanks to Aubameyang.Richarlison levelled for Everton to cap a dramatic first half, but Gabon striker Aubameyang had the final word seconds after the break.Arsenal climbed above Everton into ninth place and sit four points behind fifth-placed Manchester United.With second-placed Manchester City banned from European competitions for the next two years, as it stands finishing fifth could secure Champions League action pending the result of City’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.There is growing belief at Arsenal that they could take advantage of the punishment for Arteta’s former club.The Gunners are now unbeaten in their last 10 games in all competitions, including seven without defeat in the league after a second successive victory.Everton must recover quickly to avoid their own European hopes being dashed after a first defeat in six league games.Carlo Ancelotti’s side were hoping for a statement victory and they made the perfect start after 49 seconds.Gylfi Sigurdsson’s inswinging free-kick was met with a misjudged attempt to head clear from David Luiz, who only succeeded in glancing the ball up on the air off his shoulder.Calvert-Lewin’s reaction was inspired as he threw himself into a spectacular overhead kick from six yards out that left Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno rooted to the spot.It was the 22-year-old’s seventh league goal in his last nine games. Already reeling from their limp start, Arsenal were dealt another blow when left-back Sead Kolasinac was forced off with his right arm in a sling after an aerial collision with Djibril Sidibe.– Classic counter –There was a saving grace to the substitution as Bukayo Saka replaced Kolasinac and made an instant impact.Saka is only 18 but the Arsenal youth academy graduate already has a reputation for producing devastating crosses and he conjured another to lay on the 27th-minute equaliser.Surging onto Granit Xhaka’s pass, Saka whipped a pin-point cross into the six-yard box where the 20-year-old Nketiah got behind Yerry Mina to cushion a volley past Pickford.Before their latest meeting, Arsenal had scored 327 top-flight goals against Everton, more than any other opponent has scored against another in the highest tier of English football.They took that tally to 329 with a classic counter-attack in the 33rd minute.For all Luiz’s faults as a defender, the Brazilian can unfurl a pretty pass and his superb through ball sent Aubameyang clear of Sidibe to guide a clinical finish into the far corner.Richarlison was fortunate to earn just a yellow card for a rash lunge that sent Dani Ceballos flying.And Arsenal were left to rue that decision as Richarlison bagged his 12th goal of the season in first-half stoppage-time.When Sigurdsson’s scuffed shot bounced high into the penalty area, the Gunners defence stood flat-footed and Mina headed on for Richarlison to poke home from close range.Arsenal responded emphatically, emulating Everton’s fast start to the first half with a goal 26 seconds after the interval.Nicolas Pepe curled in an inviting cross and Aubameyang got clear of the hapless Sidibe to guide a glancing header past Pickford for his 19th goal of the season.Leno preserved Arsenal’s victory with a fine save from Calvert-Lewin, who also headed inches wide in a tense finale.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Sussex and Yorkshire tee up Senior Men’s showdown

first_img SUSSEX and Yorkshire will lock horns in a mouth-watering final day contest to decide the winners of the Senior Men’s County Finals.Yorkshire have the bit between their teeth after a 6-3 victory against Lincolnshire kept them on track to repeat their 2017 success in this championship.Sussex – bridesmaids in each of the last two years – have their eyes firmly on the prize thanks to the 7-2 defeat of Dorset.In a competition which promises to go right down to the wire, Sussex have the added cushion of knowing a draw against Yorkshire would be enough to see them crowned champions.In the event of the teams being tied on match points, Sussex would prevail by virtue of the number of game points won over the course of the three-day round robin event.In blustery, but largely sunny and dry conditions there was some excellent golf on show at the pristine Effingham GC in Surrey.For Sussex captain Rick Thomas, the thought of final day tension induced strong feelings of déjà vu.“We’ve been here before!” said Thomas wryly, referring to runner up finishes in the previous two years when Yorkshire and then Lancashire pipped his team to the post.“The north have had us both times so we’ll see what happens this time.“Last year was agony for everyone when Lancashire holed a huge putt to swing the match their way.“However, to a man, all members of the team were up for coming back again strongly this year.“For me this is a fantastic week and a great event to be a part of. It’s very well run by England Golf.“It’s an intense three days of competition and a challenging format, but we all love it and keep coming back.“Now we have to keep going. The great strength of this team is the togetherness – they have been through so much as a group, but they encourage and support each other and that’s what brings us to this point again.”Yorkshire captain John Grimbleby should have skippered his team to glory in 2017.However, he missed the event to help his wife recuperate from knee surgery and is eager to sample a champagne moment two years on.“I let a colleague take over on that occasion and I’m just glad to get a chance to be here and in with a hope of winning again,” said Grimbleby.“We have a really strong squad with two England internationals in Rich Jones and Richard Norton, but we have great strength in depth.“A special mention must go to Stephen Mason who has won all three games he’s played in so far.“He turned 65 in August and then got down to scratch for the first time a few weeks later.“Now he’s playing superbly here and as a team we’re all really looking forward to a great game against Sussex.”Both Sussex and Yorkshire went into day two full of confidence and nothing that happened in the morning foursomes did anything to chip away at that growing self-belief.Sussex stamped their superiority on their match with Dorset by claiming a 2.5-0.5 lead from the three foursomes games.Colin Jones and Doug Park claimed a handsome 5&4 win against John Smith and Favid Beaton.However, the other two games were much tighter.Martin Galway and Malcolm Cawte won their clash with Gary Earl and John Pounder on the 18th hole.Steve Graham and Martin King halved their match with Tony Coles and Ashley Bennett.A handsome lead at lunch took some of the pressure off and the afternoon singles resulted in a comprehensive win for last season’s runners up.There were wins for Galway, Cawte, Mark Logan and Graham while Park took half a point from his game with Philip Bell.Dorset’s solitary win in the singles came thanks to a good show from Ashley Beckett in a 5&4 win over Paul Plant.Yorkshire’s bid was firmly on track after a 3-0 morning whitewash of Lincolnshire.Jones and Norton gave little away in a 5&3 win against Colin Trentrail and Jeremy Woodcock.Mason and Alan Wright were equally ruthless in their 4&3 triumph against Paul Wharton and Richard Latham.It was a lot closer in the match involving Andy King and Ian Clarke and Tim Seaton and Simon Ostrom, however the Yorkshire pair edged it by one hole.Perhaps a little dispirited as they faced up to a second successive defeat, Lincolnshire hoped for a fast start in the afternoon but soon found themselves under the cosh.Norton, Mason and Wright all put points on the board for Yorkshire before the middle order of Lincolnshire rallied with Les Toyne and Tim Seaton winning their games.In the final match on course Johnny Lawrence and Simon Ostrom went down the last. Ostrom holed an eight foot putt to eke out a point for Lincolnshire.Now it all comes down to the clash of the top two with Dorset and Lincolnshire playing for pride in the other tie.Photograph credit: Leaderboard Tags: Dorset, Lincolnshire, Senior Men’s County Finals, Surrey, Sussex, Yorkshire 9 Oct 2019 Sussex and Yorkshire tee up Senior Men’s showdown last_img read more

Announcing Harlequin’s New Youth Education Program

first_imgFacebook41Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Harlequin Productions “The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” ~William Bennett, Former US Secretary of EducationNumerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between drama involvement and academic achievement. According to the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, students that have theater as part of their education consistently outperform their peers in test scores, attendance, reading comprehension, and general involvement at school. In 2005, students involved in drama scored an average of 65.5 points higher on the verbal component and 35.5 points higher in the math component of the SAT, compared to peers without drama as part of their education. However, these statistics only scratch the surface of the true value of a theater education. Working in the arts also improves things that can’t be expressed in numbers, such as self-esteem, empathy, and creativity.Harlequin Productions believes in the value of theater as part of a student’s education. For more than 15 years, Harlequin has offered a variety of programs focused on making quality theater education available to young people in our community.It began in 1999, Harlequin introduced its first summer theater education program to provide alternative theatrical training activities for youth. In 2007, the program became The Shakespeare Experience and offered an exclusive Shakespeare intensive that took students through Shakespeare’s language and styles of performance. In 2013, Harlequin’s objective evolved to include a cross-discipline look at a variety of live performance practices. This resulted in a new program, The Conservatory for Young Actors, which Harlequin committed to offer at no charge to participants. Over the years, Harlequin has also offered special student matinee performances and one-day workshops for youth.Today, Harlequin is excited to announce the next generation of its education program. Harlequin is gathering all of its existing education programs under one name: Spotlight Youth. The company will continue its celebrated Conservatory for Young Actors summer program as well as expanded year-round workshops, student matinee performances, study guides for teachers, and youth internships – all under the umbrella of Spotlight Youth.To spearhead these changes, the company hired youth educator and local actress Vanessa Postil as Education Program Manager. Her training and experience in youth education in theater makes her an excellent choice. “This is an exciting and reenergizing time for the program,” says artistic director Linda Whitney. “Vanessa’s fresh vision for Harlequin’s Spotlight Youth program is inspiring.”Registration has begun for Harlequin’s Spotlight Youth summer 2015 workshops. These low-cost workshops are offered in July and include improv, stage combat, Shakespeare playground, auditioning, and new this year, musical theater dance. For more information and to register click here.Harlequin is passionate about providing quality theater education to young people in our community. As Linda Whitney put it, “Theater is story-telling and language; it’s literature, history, geography, and even math. At its best, it is community building. It’s about engaging the imagination and exploring the possibilities of what it means to be human. And these things are at the foundation of education.”last_img read more