ADAC 2020: What is the quality of Croatian camps?

first_img“As German-speaking guests are traditionally the most numerous guests in camps, it is understandable that the publication of this guide, with ratings of campsites, is very important for the Croatian camping sector since most of these guests make their decision on vacation based on ratings and descriptions of campsites. ADAC Guide ” points out Adriano Palman from the Croatian Camping Union (KUH). When assessing the camps by ADAC inspectors, it was pointed out that they were just that Croatian camps recorded the largest qualitative increase in Europe (+ 2,1%) and seriously approached the first-placed Netherlands, which stagnated this year. ADAC By individual quality elements, the highest percentage growth (+ 4,5%) was achieved in the bathing offer of our campsites. It is very important that when we talk about the largest percentage improvements, continental camps (Karlovac and Zagreb counties) have achieved the largest percentage improvements in quality compared to all other regions in as many as three areas: bathing offer, leisure and animation offer and trade- catering offer. ADAC camping guide – What is the quality of Croatian camps in 2020? The guide also uses special labels in marking the quality of camps, so that as many as 31 campsites are marked as campsites with a particularly good offer for families with children, 21 campsites have a particularly good offer for families with dogs, 19 campsites have a particularly good offer for naturists, 7 campsites it is marked as camps with a particularly good wellness offer. The Germans are traditionally the first guests in importance in our campsite, and next to them are the Austrians. Thus, guests of the German-speaking area made almost 1,2 million arrivals and 8,7 million overnight stays in our camps last year, covering 45% of the total overnight stays in our country’s camps, with a 2% increase in overnight stays compared to the previous year.   This year, Croatia has three more camps with ADAC Superplatz recognition than last year Camps on the continent, according to the ADAC, are on average of better quality than camps in the Split and Dubrovnik region. The Dubrovnik region is also the only one in Croatia in which, according to the ADAC, the average quality of camps is lower than last year, by -1,1%. ADAC Superplatz ADAC The average quality of Croatian camps in 2020 is slightly increasing compared to the previous year (+ 1,4%), and the counties with the largest increase in quality are Zadar (+ 4,5%) and the continental part with Karlovac and Zagreb counties (+4,2, XNUMX%). Also, Camp Mon Perin won a special award Best rated Selectcamp Award 2019, while Istra Premium Camping Resort won the ADAC Innovation & Progress Award 2020. In addition to the general importance for the German-speaking area, the ADAC camp guide is particularly significant in that it also uses a special camp rating system. This year Croatia has three camps more with the recognition of ADAC Superplatz, than last year. In order for the camp to be awarded the Superplaz at all, it had to meet the strict and demanding criteria of ADAC inspectors and achieve the best grades in five categories. In 2019, 19,2 million overnight stays were realized in camping, ie 18% of total overnight stays and 15% of tourist arrivals in Croatia.  Therefore, the importance of the ADAC camping guide for the German-speaking area is extremely high. center_img According to the ADAC, the average quality rating of Croatian campsites increased by 1,4% compared to last year and amounts to 3,7 (out of a possible 5).  This system is still accepted as the most important European system for assessing the quality of campsites. “It should be emphasized that in 2019, as in several previous years, according to the analysis of ratings from the guide, Croatian camps were in an extremely high second place in terms of quality in Europe.”, Points out Palman and adds that the first place is occupied by Dutch camps. On average, the largest percentage increase in quality was achieved in the camps of the Zadar region with + 4,5%.  Croatia has a total of 734 camps, with a total accommodation capacity of 255.338 people.  ADAC “Croatia’s specificity in camping is that of the total number of campsites presented, as many as 92% have a mark above average in the category of beautiful camp locations, while on the other hand a high 78% of campsites are located directly on the beach. The latter is more of a rarity than a rule in the European camping context”Says Palman and emphasizes that in Croatia we have 14 camps that work all year round, which means that the camps offer a complete offer and service for year-round, and therefore winter, business. RELATED NEWS: Croatia has a total of 734 camps  Istria has the highest camping capacity, 49% of the total camping capacity in the Republic of Croatia, followed by the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County with 18%. Dalmatia has a total of 28% of the capacity of Croatian camps, most of which is Zadar (13%). The strongest continental county in terms of the number of camps is Karlovac, with its 8 camps.  The ADAC guide for 2020 lists a total of 134 Croatian camps, 8 more than in the previous year. Looking at the regions, the regions with the highest quality camps (above the Croatian average) remain Istria, Lika-Senj County and Kvarner. In Dalmatia, Zadar County has the highest quality camps.  Croatia has a total of 433 medium-sized campsites and 301 smaller campsites in households or family farms, and the total accommodation capacity is 255.338 people. As many as 7 camps have the highest 5 *, while 66 have 4 *. High category camps with 4 and 5 * cover almost 50% of the total Croatian camp capacity.  The average quality of Croatian camps in 2020 is slightly increasing compared to the previous year (+ 1,4%), and the counties with the largest increase in quality are Zadar (+ 4,5%) and the continental part with Karlovac and Zagreb counties (+4,2, XNUMX%). That the Croatian camping offer is developing in the right direction, can be seen from the newly presented guide of camps of the German ADAC for 2020, which is the alpha and omega or so-called. “Bible for campers” when we talk about the quality of the camps themselves.  13 CROATIAN CAMPSITES WON THE PRESTIGIOUS ADAC SUPERPLATZ 2020 AWARDlast_img read more

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Soekarno-Hatta Airport forms task force to handle kites around runways

first_imgRead also: Garuda Indonesia spends thousands of dollars to repair aircraft damaged by kitesHe added the task force had been holding webinars and visiting several subdistricts located around the airport to disseminate the information. It had also put up banners warning people about the penalty for flying kites in the flight operation safety area.Febri claimed the number of kite-related complaints and disturbances had started to decline after the task force began educating local residents about the potential hazard caused by kites.Flying a kite around an airport is considered dangerous because it can tangle up inside an airplane’s engine.The 2009 Aviation Law restricts flying kites around flight operation areas, with Article 421 of the law carrying a punishment of up to three years of imprisonment and a Rp 1 billion (US$67,776) fine for violations. (aly)Topics : State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II has formed a task force to prevent people from flying kites around the flight zone of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten.Airport spokesperson Febri Toga Simatupang said the task force would educate local residents about the potential dangers of flying kites around the airport.“We have created a team of local officials and figures to educate the residents,” Febri said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

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Thierry Henry responds to Ruud van Nistelrooy Golden Boot claim

first_img Comment Thierry Henry responds to Ruud van Nistelrooy Golden Boot claim Van Nistelrooy scored 150 goals in 219 games for United (Picture: getty)Henry is now manager at Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.The Frenchman denies being as obsessed with scoring as Van Nistelrooy but his fiery temper was well known during his playing days.And he admits it wasn’t a failure to score that would anger him, but a failure to help his team.‘When I was was upset was if I didn’t give an assist or I didn’t score,’ continued Henry. ‘Then I felt I didn’t help my team. Sometimes you can be amazing in a game without a goal and assist, sometimes really poor with a goal and assist so it depends on what people value. ‘If I didn’t help my team in any shape that’s when I come on the bus and put my head down, maybe saying stuff I shouldn’t be saying because I get upset with myself. ‘There’s a game in Sunderland where we were sure to be in Champions League and i gave Ljungberg three assists in the game and Ruud passed me with a goal.‘I could be greedy and play for myself but that’s how the game is. Ruud was an amazing striker, I had so many battles with him, he was a striker playing in an amazing team.’MORE: Trent Alexander-Arnold urges Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho to join Liverpool Advertisement Henry provided a record-breaking amount of assists in the 2003/04 season (Picture: Getty)Despite the Frenchman’s supremacy, Rio Ferdinand recently claimed it was Van Nistelrooy that was obsessed with coming out on top and his mood would sour after matches if he realised Henry had matched or surpassed his exploits in the previous 90 minutes.Henry insists he was unaware of Van Nistelrooy’s obsession and the former Arsenal captain insists if he was as focused on scoring then he wouldn’t have provided as many assists as he did during his career.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It became a story between me and him because it was always him or me [to win the Golden Boot] but I don’t know if you remember I used to give penalties away…I used to give penalties away!’ Henry said on an Instagram Live with Puma Football.‘When Edu played his last game for Arsenal and I was battling with Ruud van Nistelrooy for the Golden Boot I gave him the penalty. ‘It’s because you ask me the question don’t get me wrong…but if you look at the number of my assists I gave in the game and sometimes i was in front of the goal and I squared it that would answer that question [whether he was as obsessed]. ‘I would not have all those assists if I was only just thinking about the Golden Boot.’center_img Sean KearnsThursday 30 Apr 2020 11:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Advertisement Thierry Henry won the Golden Boot in four of the five years Van Nistelrooy was in England (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has played down his rivalry with former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and insists he was nowhere near as obsessed with topping the scoring charts as the Dutchman.The pair fought for the Golden Boot for five consecutive seasons following Van Nistelrooy’s £19m move to United from PSV Eindhoven in 2001.Henry came out on top in Van Nistelrooy’s first year at Old Trafford but the Dutchman claimed his first Golden Boot in 2003 when the Red Devils reclaimed the Premier League title.However, Henry won the next three meaning he won the award in four of the five years the former Real Madrid man was at United.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Unpaid child support hits $2.6bn

first_imgNZ Herald 28 Feb 2013At least 10 New Zealand fathers owe $1.3 million or more each in unpaid child support as the total national debt spirals into the billions with interest and penalties. Secrecy provisions in tax laws mean the Inland Revenue Department would not release the exact amounts of the largest child support debts. But it did confirm that the top 10 owe at least $1.3 million. The figures released under the Official Information Act are fodder for critics who believe that the IRD’s penalty and interest rates for late payments create too much of a burden and discourage payment.* The total debt owed was $1.5 billion in 2009, of which $1 billion was interest and penalty payments. That figure grew to $2.6 billion by last year – of which $1.7 billion was penalties – and is projected to reach $7 billion by 2018.The IRD estimates that 99 per cent of penalties cannot be collected and an Auditor-General’s report stated that compounding penalties discouraged parents who were confused by the system, rather than being an incentive to pay on time.* Figures released to the Herald show 15,590 fathers living in Australia owe $529 million, which is 20 per cent of the current debt total.* Other figures show that 403 fathers owe more than $500,000 for a total of $290 million – which means that 0.3 per cent of parents make up 11.2 per cent of the $2.6 billion total.* More than 5700 parents owe between $100,000 and $500,000 for a total of $1.2 billion, or 45 per cent of the total.* More than 800 Kiwi dads earning more than $100,000 a year owe millions in child support. Figures released under the Official Information Act show the high-flyers who declared their hefty pay owed $8 million: $10,000 each on average. But the true situation is likely to be worse, with many high-income fathers able to minimise their taxable income through self-employment or family trusts. Changes in the Child Support Amendment Bill seek to make it harder to shelter income in a new definition of “adjusted taxable incomehttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10868210last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgMark Dantonio has announced his retirement, ending a 13-year run in which his teams won three Big Ten titles and he became the school’s winningest coach. Dantonio went 114-57 as the Spartans’ coach and won Big Ten titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He won at least 11 games five times in that six-year span — the first time a Big Ten coach had done that.The 63-year-old Dantonio called his decision a difficult one while noting the nonstop demands of the job.Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel will be the acting head coach while Michigan State seeks a replacement.NBA-NEWSKnicks dump president Turner fired Bryce Drew as men’s basketball coach last spring and hired Jerry Stackhouse.Candice Storey Lee has been named interim athletic director effectively immediately. In other Major League Baseball news:— The Astros have introduced James Click as their new general manager. He takes over for Jeff Luhnow, who was suspended for a season by Major League Baseball before being fired in the wake of Houston’s sign-stealing scandal. The Astros last week hired 70-year-old Dusty Baker to take over for AJ Hinch as manager.— Braves reliever Shane Greene has become the first player to go to salary arbitration this year. The 31-year-old right-hander asked a three-man panel for a raise from $4 million to $6.75 million, while the Braves countered with $6.25 million. Greene was a first-time All-Star last year and compiled a 2.30 ERA in 65 appearances with the Braves and Detroit, striking out 64 and walking 17 over 62 2/3 innings.— Outfielder Jon Jay and pitcher Edwin Jackson are among four players signed by the Diamondbacks to minor league contracts. Arizona also worked out minor league deals with John Hicks and outfielder Trayce Thompson.— The Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay’s No. 34 on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins. Halladay was 40 when he was killed in a plane crash in November 2017.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Knicks are changing team presidents once again.The Knicks have dismissed Steve Mills with the team about to miss the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. Mills took over the post less than three years ago following Phil Jackson’s three-year run at the helm. The move came two days after the NBA trade deadline, and two months after head coach David Fizdale was dismissed.The Knicks entered Tuesday with the NBA’s fourth-worst record at 15-36. They’ve lost at least 50 games each season since 2013-14.General manager Scott Perry will take control of the basketball operations while the team seeks a permanent replacement for Mills.Also around the NBA: Lynn is 27-24 in three seasons with the Chargers. He guided the team to a 12-4 mark and a berth in the AFC divisional round in 2018, but the Chargers fell to 5-11 this past season.Lynn had one year left on his contract.The Chargers also say Shane Steichen will remain the offensive coordinator after taking over midway through the season.In other NFL news:— The Jaguars have hired former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke as their director of player personnel. Baalke replaces Chris Polian, who was fired last month after seven seasons in Jacksonville. Baalke spent the last three years working for the NFL as a football operations consultant. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWSMichigan State’s Dantonio announces retirementUNDATED (AP) — Michigan State’s winningest football coach has stepped down. KOBE BRYANT-PRINCIPAL-FACEBOOK POSTPrincipal sorry for suggesting Kobe Bryant deserved deathCAMAS, Wash. (AP) — A high school principal in Washington state has apologized for a post on her personal Facebook page that suggested former NBA star Kobe Bryant’s death was deserved.Liza Sejkora, the principal of Camas High School, wrote on the day of Bryant’s death: “Not gonna lie. Seems to me that karma caught up with a rapist today.” The Columbian newspaper reported Tuesday that she later deleted the post and apologized Monday in a written statement that called her words “inappropriate and tasteless,”The former Los Angeles Lakers star, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash in California. — The lone baseball writer who did not vote for Derek Jeter for the Hall of Fame chose to keep his or her ballot private. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America released the ballots of 315 Hall voters, and all public ballots included the longtime New York Yankees captain. Jeter was on 396 of 397 ballots in voting announced Jan. 21.GOLF NEWSGolf rulers says increased distance must be slowedPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Golf’s governing bodies have released a two-year project showing that golfers at all levels keep hitting the ball so far that it’s hurting the game.The R&A and USGA plan to stop the cycle of golf courses expanding to accommodate the long ball of the modern game. The governing bodies are looking at equipment standards for clubs and golf balls. February 4, 2020 — Jacksonville announced that it will play consecutive home games in London next season. The Jaguars have played a home game at Wembley Stadium every year since 2013 and expect to extend a contract that runs through 2020.— The NFL has suspended Jaguars defensive tackle Carl Davis without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Davis’ contract is set to expire when the new league calendar begins in March.MLB-NEWSBryant loses grievance attemptUNDATED (AP) — An arbitrator has denied the grievance filed by Chicago Cubs infielder Kris Bryant, according to a person who has read the unreleased document of the decision. Mark Irvings ruled the players’ association did not prove the team’s reasons for holding the third baseman in the minors at the start of the 2015 season were a pretext to push back his eligibility for free agency. Bryant hit .425 with nine homers in 40 at-bats during 2015 spring training and was held in the minors until April 17, one day after he would have been eligible for a full year of service time. Update on the latest in sports: — Russell Westbrook and Clint Capela are out with injuries for the Houston Rockets tonight against the Hornets. Westbrook is sidelined by a sprained left thumb and Capela is missing a third straight game with a bruised right heel.— The league is changing the format to this season’s 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday Night in Chicago by adding a pair of deep shots that will be worth three points apiece. That change means each round will now be a total of 27 shots instead of 25. Competitors will now get 70 seconds to finish their shots instead of the customary 60.NFL-NEWSChargers’ Lynn gets extensionUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have announced a contract extension for head coach Anthony Lynn. The report says it will not consider other factors like athleticism and training and swing technique. When such changes will occur is unclear.  With feedback and research, it could take more than a year to find a solution.KOBE BRYANT CRASH-MEMORIALService set for members of family who died with Kobe BryantUNDATED (AP) — A public memorial has been announced for three members of a family who died along with Kobe Bryant and others when a helicopter crashed in foggy weather last month outside Los Angeles. The service for Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri, and daughter Alyssa will be held Feb. 10 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.Altobelli’s brother, Tony, posted a public invitation Monday on social media. A public memorial is expected for Bryant and his daughter Gianna, but has not been announced. Los Angeles County coroner’s records show the remains of all nine victims have been released.        Bryant was accused in 2003 of raping a 19-year-old employee at a Colorado resort. Prosecutors dropped a felony sexual assault charge at the accuser’s request. The woman later filed a civil suit against Bryant that was settled out of court.VANDERBILT-ATHLETIC DIRECTORTurner resigns as Vanderbilt ADNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malcolm Turner has resigned as Vanderbilt athletic director after one year on the job.Turner was president of the NBA G League when hired in December 2018 by Vanderbilt to replace David Williams. He started Feb. 1, 2019. Associated Press last_img read more

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MLAX : Huge effort from goaltender not enough for Saints; Palasek shines for SU

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Siena head coach Brian Brecht said he figured his Saints would need about 20 saves from goaltender Tom Morr to have a chance against No. 1 Syracuse.And although Siena couldn’t pull out the win, Morr did just what his coach wanted.The redshirt junior shined in the Saints’ 10-4 loss to SU. He kept Siena within striking distance for most of the game Sunday, making 19 saves — a season-high for an Orange opponent — on 51 SU shots. Morr turned away seven shots in the first quarter and carried that strong play throughout the game.Morr said his performance benefited from the Saints’ defense, which forced SU to take plenty of tough shots.‘I have to give credit to my defense,’ Morr said. ‘We do give up a lot of shots, but the quality of the shots aren’t that great. They do a great job of packing in, just let me see the ball and not giving up the easy ones inside.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMorr settled in after stopping the first shot of the game by SU longstick midfielder Joel White.On Syracuse’s first possession, White caught a pass charging full speed into the offensive zone. He wound up from about 10 yards out and fired a shot straight into Morr’s stick.‘Every game I actually go out there and I hope that I get the first one, the first save before they score the first goal,’ Morr said. ‘I also really didn’t see it — I was screened — but he kind of put it right in my stick. That kind of got me going and I knew I had one under my belt.’The Orange did beat Morr twice in the first quarter. But with 18 shots in that period by SU, it could have been much worse.Near the end of the first quarter, a failed Siena clear attempt gave Tom Palasek a wide-open chance in front of the net. He held off three trailing defenders before leaping to try and finish over Morr. The goalie couldn’t get his stick up in time, but managed to get his head in the way as the shot clunked off his helmet and out of bounds.‘I could sense a little bit (of frustration),’ Morr said. ‘They were taking some shots with bad angles. We knew going in that they shoot a lot and they’re going to get their shots early in possessions. And I felt them forcing a little bit.’While Siena’s offense sputtered throughout the game, Morr kept his team close. His 12 first-half saves allowed the Saints to go into halftime down just 4-2, and four more stops in the third quarter kept Siena within 6-2.Morr added three saves in the fourth, including a nice kick save on Jeff Gilbert, but SU scored four times in the final period to secure the win.Transfer Palasek helps SU to first-round victoryTom Palasek has no idea what it was like to walk off the field last year after Syracuse’s upset overtime loss to Army. The transfer from Johns Hopkins can only imagine what his teammates went through then, and knows how motivated they are for this year’s tournament.Palasek made plays on offense to help his teammates avoid another first-round upset against Siena and advance to the quarterfinals. The junior finished with five points, coming on four assists and one goal. Palasek assisted on the Orange’s first two goals of the game to give SU an early lead.‘I can’t really comment on how it felt for last year’s guys,’ Palasek said. ‘I’m sure it felt awful. … For me, it’s another chance to be competitive in the playoffs and move on.’Palasek spent a lot of the game behind the cage, beating a Siena short stick to either pass to a teammate or wrap around the net for a goal. The attack participated in all of the Orange’s first four goals, easily beating the Saints defense. And in a game where SU struggled to score in the first half, Palasek’s contributions were certainly needed.Palasek has been starting at attack in place of Tim Desko, who has been out with a knee injury that eventually turned into an infection. And Palasek has filled in nicely, scoring at least one goal in his last eight games.‘I think they had a game plan to just give us a tough time off the end line with that short stick in the switch,’ Palasek said. ‘Once we put a guy on the front, we realized they couldn’t do that.’zjbrown@syr.educjiseman@syr.educenter_img Published on May 15, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

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Rice, Donahue lead current Syracuse team to victory over recent alumni in Orange Alumni Classic

first_img Published on October 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Kevin Rice flung his head back in frustration.In the span of one minute and over the course of one possession, he had two golden point-blank scoring opportunities sail past the goal.But with the score knotted two minutes later early in the third quarter, Rice ran up from behind the goal, did a 360-degree spin move in front of the crease and flipped a shot in to spark an 8-2 run for the current Syracuse team.“We scored some goals on some one-on-one dodges,” Rice said. “Once you start doing that the defense has to slide, and once they start sliding it starts opening up opportunities.“After halftime, we showed some character.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a sluggish start for the Orange that included a scoreless first quarter and just two goals in the second, the Syracuse Varsity burst open in the second half to defeat the Alumni All-Stars, 11-5, in the Orange Alumni Lacrosse Classic on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Rice and Donahue combined for six goals and three assists to give stability to an offense that used a good chunk of its roster.“They played great defense, it was hard for us to run by them,” SU head coach John Desko said. “We just kind of adjusted as the game went on…to have that group back it should be a strength of the team.”The second-oldest player on the field, Casey Powell, got the scoring started. Just 4:49 into the first quarter, the Class of 1998 alum put home a running shot past Bobby Wardwell.Desko used the game as an opportunity to use a lot of different weapons. Seven players took faceoffs and five stood in goal for Syracuse.Nine different players scored for the current SU players, but it was the tandem of Rice and Dylan Donahue, who combined for 73 goals last season, that pushed the Orange over the edge in the exhibition opener.“Hopefully it keeps going as it has been,” Rice said. “I’ve been playing with Dylan for a long time. We both enjoy it.”With the score 4-3 in favor of the varsity squad, Rice and Donahue put the game away. First Rice scored unassisted with 4:40 left in the third. Then he picked up the ball on the ensuing faceoff and fed it to Donahue who scored just seven seconds later.Just over a minute later, Rice bounced a shot in to make it 7-3, and the once-close, once-hard-hitting battle had become a blowout.Redshirt junior defender Brandon Mullins said that there was no shortage of competitiveness, although spirits appeared lighthearted after the game.“Both teams are trying to win, even though we’re both family and friends, it’s still really competitive out there,” Mullins said. “There are penalties all over the place, knocking each other around. I don’t think anybody was holding back.”Although the current team had won all five previous matchups in the series, Rice said that before the game a lot of the alumni were saying this would be the year they would finally beat the current varsity team.But that wasn’t the case.“We wanted it to be a very competitive scrimmage,” Desko said. “(We wanted to) get a run against some very good players, and I think they showed that in the first quarter and the second quarter.“We were able to adjust and get by that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Soccer opens conference play

first_imgJunior midfielder and English native Ashleigh Plumptre has recorded seven shots with five on frame this season. (Tal Volk | Daily Trojan)After staying undefeated with a win over Long Beach State last weekend to improve to 7-0-1 this season, the No. 3 women’s soccer team will look to keep its record intact against Washington at McAlister Field on Saturday. Off to one of their best starts in history, The Trojans have gone undefeated in non-conference play this season for the first time, and their goal differential of 23-3 is the best throughout eight games of any team in history.In its last game against Long Beach State, USC secured its sixth shutout in eight games and posted a 3-0 victory, all while celebrating the accomplishments of the team’s five seniors. Sophomore midfielder Alea Hyatt gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead heading into the half with her first goal of the season in the 31st minute. Senior Leah Pruitt racked up 2 goals in the second half when she found the back of the net in the 56th minute and headed in a cross from freshman defender Ashley Soto in the 89th minute. The Trojan defense was strong, allowing only one shot in each half by the 49ers while the offense fired 21 shots, outshooting their opponent 21-2 in the game. A combination of players on both ends of the field helped the Trojans maintain their multi-goal lead throughout the game. Redshirt sophomore goalie Kaylie Collins received her fifth solo shutout of the season. USC has now outscored opponents 23-3 this season, with Pruitt leading the team with 6 goals and 15 total points. She is ranked No. 3 in the most recent coaches poll and No. 4 in Top Drawer Soccer rankings. “I think we are doing really well on the field and off the field,” Pruitt said after their last game. “I think our relationship off the field helps bring us closer together on the field. And I think we are really competitive in practice and I think that really helps translate on the field when we really trust each other on the field, too.”The Huskies will also be starting Pac-12 play on Saturday with a season record of 5-2-1. They head into conference play with a four-game undefeated streak, having defeated Seattle University in a 5-0 shutout last weekend.  Washington dominated defensively throughout the game, allowing no shots on goal. Senior forward Pascale Dumesnil scored the only goal in the first half with a chip shot over the goalie’s head. The offensive aggression picked up in the second half, with 4 goals from four different players to bring the total to 5 goals at the end of the game. Washington has now outshot their opponents 69-22 and in its last three games outscoring opponents 9-2. The Huskies have only allowed 2 first half goals and scored first in seven of their eight games this season.The Trojans head into this game with a 14-8-2 record all-time against Huskies. The match is set to start at noon at McAlister Field and will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.last_img read more

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YUGE…Paddy Power launches ‘The Trump Hub’ with 100+ Donald Bets

first_img Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Paddy PowerIrish bookmaker Paddy Power is putting US President Donald Trump ‘On Notice’. The bookmaker today has announced that it has launched an entire section of its website named ‘The Trump Hub’ dedicated to ‘Trump-related betting markets’.Last week Paddy Power politics detailed to SBC that it was ’addicted to Trump’, as the bookmaker launched over 100 markets dedicated to President Trump.The bookmaker will take Trump bets on a number of intriguing topics, including the US-Mexico relationship, Presidential impeachment, Trump’s current administration and Trump family matters. The Trump Hub can be accessed at   – https://promotions.paddypower.com/trumpbetsPaddy Power marketing detailed that having paid out early on the Donald to ‘lose the US Election in October 2016’ costing the operator around £5million, the betting firm has since been inundated with requests for Trump specials.The Trump Hub will be the first time a bookmaker has dedicated a special betting section to a political figurehead.Paddy Power spokesperson Patrick ‘Paddy’ Power commented on the launch of the Trump Hub“Our yuge collection of Trump bets totals more than 100 specials. Let’s face it, no matter how wacky some of them might seem, his first few weeks in charge have proven that anything is possible when it’s his stubby finger hovering over the red button.” Share Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

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NHL playoffs 2019: Rod Brind’Amour says fighting ‘not really’ necessary in hockey

first_imgThere is a divide among those who see it still having a place in the game and those who feel the NHL has moved beyond the need. Players and GMs will argue it’s a necessary evil to police the game and maintain order. But how necessary is it — especially when a fight involves two of the game’s most skilled players, like in this case.Unsettling example of how a knockout punch in hockey can be lethal.It can cause two brain injuries, with the 2nd occurring on the unprotected fall – watch his head bounce off the ice. https://t.co/Zf901Pgbai— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) April 16, 2019Others will ascribe to the barbaric nature of bare-knuckled fighting that is now hitting the hard plastic of hockey helmets and the emerging information that consistent blows to the head lead to long-term brain damage and potentially CTE.Regardless, the incident involving the young Hurricanes forward and the veteran Ovechkin is not the first time the NHL has seen a player get knocked out from a punch. The only question is, will it be the last? Asked Tuesday morning following the Hurricanes’ 5-0 win over the Capitals if fighting was necessary in the NHL, Carolina head coach Rod Brind’Amour replied, “Not really. Probably not.”Brind’Amour’s comments came on the heels of Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin knocking out 19-year-old Andrei Svechniko during the first period of Monday’s Game 3. NHL MOCK DRAFT 2.0: Devils hit jackpot with Jack Hughes; lottery prizes aplenty after No. 1 Svechnikov, who was clipped on the chin and hit his head on the ice, appeared to be knocked unconscious briefly and went to the hospital after the fight. He was placed in concussion protocol Tuesday morning.Let’s forget about the semantics & weight/height differences & who asked who….Do we want to see NHL stars like Ovechkin & Svechnikov bare knuckle boxing?If the #NHL was conceived today, would it include fighting?Doubt it.. #TakeWarning ⁠ ⁠ #ALLCAPS ⁠ ⁠ #TuesdayThoughts https://t.co/SNkUReZ3qq— Daniel Carcillo (@CarBombBoom13) April 16, 2019Interestingly, Brind’Amour the player was known to drop his gloves once or twice during his 20-year career. According to hockeyfights.com, the former Flyers, Hurricanes and Blues forward amassed 27 fights. Not a huge number considering he played during the ‘Era of the Enforcer’; however, enough for him to know the impact it can have on the game, and the players involved.Considering the NHL has steadily seen a decline in fighting across the league — and the increase in the knowledge of what hits to the head can do to a player’s long-term health — the question arises once again whether or not fighting should be banned from the NHL. last_img read more

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