In November, tourist arrivals grew by 20 percent

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), almost 380.000 arrivals and 955.000 overnight stays were realized in Croatia in November, which is a high growth of 20 percent compared to the same month last year. in arrivals and 5 percent in overnight stays. Most overnight stays in Zagreb During November, most overnight stays were realized in Zagreb (166.000 overnight stays) and in Istria (149.000 overnight stays). It is followed by Kvarner with 132.000 overnight stays in November and the Split-Dalmatia County with 120.000 overnight stays. In Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 97.000 overnight stays were realized, in Zadar County 87.000 overnight stays,  while in Šibenik-Knin County there were 35.000 overnight stays. On the continent, not counting Zagreb, most overnight stays were realized in Krapina-Zagorje (27.000), Osijek-Baranja (18.000), Vukovar-Srijem (14.000) and in Međimurje and Varaždin counties, where 13.000 overnight stays were realized. The top markets with the highest number of overnight stays in November are Slovenia, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Italy, Korea and the USA, while the top destinations with the highest number of overnight stays are Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Opatija, Split and Rovinj.Photo: Hrvoje Pilić (archive of the Zagreb Tourist Board)Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli stressed that the good results are the result of a well-thought-out strategy. “We are approaching the end of the calendar year and we can be proud of our year-round tourist year, which was marked by a positive trend in tourist traffic, which is accompanied by indicators of tourist consumption and income. This is the result of our well-thought-out tourism policy of responsible and sustainable tourism, which will play an important role in our future plans and the Tourism Development Strategy until 2025, which we are initiating. The attractive tourist offer is especially enriched during this holiday season with popular and well-attended Advent events that additionally attract guests from all over the world, but also encourage domestic movements.”, said Minister Cappelli.”We are pleased with the growth of tourist traffic, which we have maintained during these winter months. We expect a very positive impact of the Advent period on the entire tourist year, which is why a special promotional Advent campaign is underway in eight key European markets, including Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, France, Hungary and the United Kingdom. In addition to Advent, which is one of the key motives for coming in the winter, we are focused on promoting other tourist products, so a promotional campaign for business tourism is underway, which aims to extend the season., said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, announcing the imminent start of a promotional campaign for nautical tourism, which will be implemented by mid-January next year in nine European markets.From January to the end of November, 6 percent more arrivals were realizedIn the period from January to the end of November, there were 19.4 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 105.2 million overnight stays (+ 4%). Out of that, foreign tourists realized 17.3 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 92.6 million overnight stays (+ 4%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 9% and in overnight stays by 5%. During the eleven months, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (28.3 million), while in the Split-Dalmatia County 19.8 million overnight stays were realized, ie 18.9 million overnight stays in Kvarner. They are followed by Zadar County with 14.5 million overnight stays and Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8.8 million overnight stays. In Šibenik-Knin County, 7.1 million overnight stays were realized, in Lika-Senj County 3.3 million overnight stays, while in Zagreb 2.3 million overnight stays were realized. On the continent, not including Zagreb, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (611.000), Krapina-Zagorje (323.000), Zagreb (191.000), Osijek-Baranja (188.000) and Međimurje counties (176.000). At the national level, during the first eleven months, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (21.1 million), Slovenia (10.5 million), Austria (7.7 million), Poland (6.3 million) and the Czech Republic (5.5 million), and the top destinations by overnight stay. are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

Irundo provides free accommodation for all healthcare professionals in self-isolation

first_imgOwners of the integral hotel Irundo (ZigZag Apartments) Igor Kordic and Tomislav Zovko. Photo: Petar Glebov / PIXSELL Finally, Irundo invites all health professionals from Zagreb to contact them at the contacts listed below.  Tomislav 98 9213 537 Also, Irundo invites other private renters from Zagreb to join the action, in order to provide as much accommodation as possible to healthcare professionals, and thus make the situation a little easier for them. Vanja 99 2604 275 In our most difficult moments of (non) business, when all our apartments are empty, we came up with the idea to take advantage of complete business inactivity and to be humanitarianly active, he pointed out. Igor Kordić, co-owner of Irunda, and added that they therefore decided to offer accommodation to all health professionals, depending on the possibilities and their capacities, during their self-isolation. Igor Kordić 91 3873 026center_img “The most important, and at the same time the most endangered, are doctors and all other health professionals who, according to the prescribed safety measures, must be in self-isolation every two weeks. This is our small contribution to the community in which we live and work, and such difficult times additionally oblige us to show solidarity and socially responsible behavior. With our example, we want to encourage all others who are able to offer empty apartments for insulation only and enable as many apartments as possible to be provided to health professionals.”Concluded Tomislav Zovko (co-owner of Irunda). Irundo, an apartment rental company, in cooperation with apartment owners, organizes free accommodation for health professionals who in these difficult times, due to the nature of the work, must be in self-isolation. Thus, Irundo with the full support of apartment owners, who are usually rented as apartments for tourists, allows health professionals to spend their mandatory time of self-isolation in Irundo apartments where they will have full comfort to make their time in self-isolation pass easier and faster.  When asked how they adapted to the situation around the corona virus, Kordić points out that their apartments are thoroughly disinfected with professional means, before and after each guest, and they are constantly ventilated. “Our apartment cleaning staff has detailed instructions on how to act when entering / leaving the apartments, and we have reduced the movements and interactions of all our employees to a minimum and we solve communication using technology. Also, we are fully digitalized so that each guest can enter our apartments independently to avoid any interpersonal contacts.”Kordić points out and concludes that in addition to all disinfection measures, they also offer guests the possibility of organizing the delivery of food and all other necessities so that they do not have to visit stores.  “We want to take an active part in the fight against the pandemic and help healthcare professionals to cope more easily with this extremely demanding situation in order to protect their families from further transmission of the virus.”Kordic emphasizes.last_img read more

‘It is not COVID-19’: Indonesian health official mixes up disease and virus

first_imgThe International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), which is responsible for naming and classifying new viruses, announced on Feb. 11 that the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) “has been named ‘severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2)”.The World Health Organization has also published a special webpage on naming the new coronavirus, which states that “the virus responsible for COVID-19” is named “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”. The subsequent section has the subheading “Why do the virus and the disease have different names?”, and provides a clear explanation.On Feb. 22, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that the Japanese man was a Tokyo resident in his 60s. In related news published the same day, national broadcaster NHK reported that the man was diagnosed on Feb. 19 upon his return from a family vacation in Indonesia, but did not specify the local destination. It also said that he had gone to a medical facility on Feb. 12 with “cold-like symptoms”.Read also: BREAKING: Japanese man tests positive for COVID-19 after Indonesia visit: ReportYurianto said that while the man was in Indonesia, he had only visited Bali and had not shown any symptoms of COVID-19.Meanwhile, Omni Hospital Pulomas vaccinologist Dirga Sakti Rambe said that similar cases could be going undetected, as several cases had been reported of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 who had not shown any symptoms of COVID-19.“[Asymptomatic] cases like this would not be detected at any airport around the world. This is what makes COVID-19 management difficult,” Dirga told the Post.Although ports of entry like airports should check the temperature of passengers according to guidance from the WHO, cases of infection could still miss detection, he said.“This is not the fault of the airport’s detection system, but the character of this disease. It is getting harder to control the outbreak because of asymptomatic transmission,” said Dirga. “That’s why it must be followed up, where he went, etc. Ideally, we should be tracking his [close] contacts.”On Monday, NHK reported that the Tokyo government had identified around 80 people as the man’s close contacts and instructed them to remain at home in self-quarantine, and that it was continuing to surveil their condition.Topics : A Health Ministry official said on Monday that the Japanese national who tested positive for the novel coronavirus upon his return from a trip to Indonesia was “not a case of COVID-19”.Secretary Achmad Yurianto of the Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention directorate general said that according to Japanese authorities, the man was infected with “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2″ – or SARS-CoV-2 – and insisted that SARS-CoV-2 was different from COVID-19.“There [in Japan], he was diagnosed by doctors to have been infected with SARS coronavirus type 2,” Yurianto told The Jakarta Post on Monday. When the Post asked Yurianto to elaborate on his insistence that the Japanese man did not have COVID-19 despite testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, he maintained his earlier statement.In an earlier interview with, Yurianto claimed that coronavirus disease 2019, officially named COVID-19, was different from SARS-CoV-2.”What we have now is a COVID-19 epidemic. There are experts saying that COVID-19 is different from SARS CoV-2, and that the differences reach 70 percent,” he said.Yurianto said he believed that the two were different because in dealing with Indonesian crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Japan had consistently referred to their illness as COVID-19 rather than saying that they had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.last_img read more

Gender bias, health concerns and sports-shy consumers: 10 charts explaining UK attitudes to protein

first_imgHitting the gym is optional in today’s protein market. A high number of consumers are tucking into bars and shakes without doing any exercise. That presents a huge opportunity for protein to diversify beyond its core audience, which remains skewed towards men. This research was commissioned by The Grocer and carried out by Him independently from Grenade. Free download: 10 charts explaining UK attitudes to protein 1. Over a fifth of consumers eat a protein bar once a week or more Protein content may be important to half of consumers in this market, but there remains widespread confusion over how much a product should contain. A quarter of consumers admitted they didn’t know, while roughly half thought it should be between 15g and 20g.Considering most bars on the market pack in around 20g of protein, they’re not far off. But the figures below suggest there is a need for education around protein content and exactly how much to expect.That’s especially true among certain demographic groups. More than three in 10 women said they didn’t know much protein a product should contain, compared to two in 10 men. And half of over-55s admitted to having no clue on protein content, compared to 10% of under-35s.8. Three quarters are worried about sugar content The sports nutrition market has traditionally been male-dominated. So it’s perhaps not surprising that more than twice as many men regularly drink protein shakes than women. Three quarters of women never buy protein shakes, compared to 58% of male respondents.That demographic split is similarly apparent in protein bars. A third of men will consume them at least once a week, compared to just 14% of women.However, Grenade says this gender bias is changing. “Historically, the protein market has been more male-dominated, which has been driven by protein being used as a sports supplement and its connection with heavy gym use,” says head of category Mike Simons. “However, the profile has changed considerably and we’ve seen a rapid influx of female consumers.”3. Morning is the most common time to consume a protein product Even in the functional world of sports nutrition, taste is a primary concern for shoppers. Protein content – arguably the main selling point of these products – comes a mere third in importance after taste and price.Not far behind are sugar content and natural ingredients, cited as important by a third of protein consumers. And a fifth say they look for convenient formats.Taste is particularly important to women, of whom 66% named it an important factor. That compares with just 52% of men.Meanwhile, men were more persuaded by a convenient format. It was cited as an important factor by 27% of male respondents, compared to 18% of female. Men came out as slightly more interested in protein content, too.7. But a quarter don’t know how much protein a product should contain Bars and shakes aren’t the only way to up your protein intake. Protein-conscious consumers are also turning towards naturally protein-rich foods such as chicken and eggs. So much so that British Red Lion is focusing on the protein content of eggs for National Egg Week in October.This message may well resonate with consumers. A quarter of protein shoppers say they prefer to get their protein from natural sources, as opposed to bars and shakes.That is particularly true of younger consumers. Nearly a third of 18 to 24-year-olds say they veer towards natural protein sources, compared to just 12% of the 45 to 54 age group.This insight could have implications for bars and shakes, too. A third of consumers say they prefer products with natural ingredients and no artificial colours or sweeteners.5. Less than a fifth of consumers will only eat protein products for exercise purposes Sports nutrition is all about a healthy lifestyle. So the last thing protein products want is to be associated with high levels of sugar.Products on the market have worked hard to offer a sweet taste without too much of the white stuff. The majority of bars will contain less than half a teaspoon of sugar.Grenade’s Simons says that low sugar is a “fundamental part” of the protein bar proposition. That was based on consumer attitudes. “Sugar levels have been the primary health concern amongst shoppers for quite some time, and this continues to be the case,” he says.These concerns are showing in the data. Despite the low sugar credentials of protein products, three quarters of respondents to our survey were at least slightly worried about their sugar content. And a fifth went as far as being ‘very worried’.These concerns were particularly pronounced among the 35 to 44-year-old age group. Among this demographic, three in 10 said they were very worried about sugar content.In terms of region, Londoners were most likely to be wary of their intake. A whopping 35% of the capital’s residents said they were very worried about the sugar content of protein products, and 28% were quite worried.9. Protein bars are still seen as healthier than confectionery Around half of consumers say they never eat protein bars. It may not sound like anything to shout about but – considering sports nutrition was once a niche area – a 46% penetration rate is actually pretty encouraging.According to our research with Him, a fifth of consumers eat protein bars at least once a week. That figure is even higher among younger shoppers. A staggering 54% of consumers aged between 25 and 34 eat protein bars once a week or more. And a fifth of this age group will chow down on one daily.That contrasts sharply with older consumers. Among the 55 to 64-year-old age group, only 10% will consume a protein bar weekly. And 66% never buy into the market at all.Interestingly, consumers interested in healthy eating are more likely to buy protein bars. A third of those who ensure every meal they eat includes fruit or vegetables will snack on a bar at least once a week.2. Men are far more likely to drink protein shakes Despite all these sugar concerns, protein bars are still seen as more virtuous than your standard chocolate fix. Six in ten agreed they were somewhat healthier than a chocolate bar, while only three in 10 thought they were the same or less healthy. And a quarter deemed them ‘much healthier’.As always, there are demographic differences within these perceptions. A substantial 31% of men agreed they were much healthier than chocolate, compared to 16% of women.Older consumers were also a little warier of the health credentials of protein bars. Only 8% of over-55s agreed protein bars were much healthier than their chocolatey counterparts. That compares with 48% of the under-35 age group.That’s perhaps unsurprising, considering older shoppers are most worried about the sugar content of these products.10. Men are more likely to be loyal to a protein brand The first half of the day is the most important in this market. Morning is the most common time for consumers to down a protein shake or tuck into a bar.Grenade’s Simons says this is down to perceptions of protein as a pick-me-up. “We know there are strong links between purchases of our products and coffee and energy drinks,” he says. “During the morning, this is often as a convenient replacement for breakfast for time-poor consumers on the go.”This seems to be particularly true of time-pressed Londoners. Just over six in 10 consumers in the capital favour the morning as the time to consume protein, while just 14% do so in the evening.4. Younger consumers lean more towards natural sources of protein The appeal of sports nutrition has gone way beyond exercise buffs. That much is evidenced by the sheer number of consumers who tuck into protein products without doing exercise.Only a fifth of protein consumers say they consume bars and shakes exclusively for exercise purposes. And a sizeable proportion of the market – 36% – says their consumption is rarely or never connected to a workout.Again, this relates to the wider uses for protein products other than pumping iron. Only a fifth of protein consumers believe bars and shakes improve their sports performance. A higher number – 28% – think protein products give them energy.There is a slight gender bias in the link between protein and exercise, though. A quarter of female consumers say they never have a protein bar or shake for workout purposes, compared with just 14% of men.Older consumers are also more likely to chow down on protein for reasons other than sports nutrition. Half of consumers aged 55-plus never choose protein for exercise purposes.6. Nearly half of consumers will look at protein content Overall, only 12% of consumers are loyal to a particular brand of protein product. That is fairly low, especially for such a brand-heavy market.Some consumers are more attached to brands than others, however. Nearly a fifth of men said they were loyal to a particular name, compared to just 7% of women.That stands to reason given the gender bias in the protein market. Because the groups most engaged with the market were the most likely to show loyalty. An encouraging 25% of the 25 to 34-year-old age group – the group most likely to buy protein products – had a preference for one brand.By contrast, only 3% of over-55s said the same.And London, the most protein-loving region, was also particularly loyal. A quarter of consumers in the city favoured one brand.,Downloads10 Charts_Protein_Digital PDFPDF, Size 1.95 mblast_img read more

Norwegian sovereign fund divests companies over Western Sahara

first_imgNBIM previously divested its stakes in Innophos Holdings over its phosphate mining activities in the region, with the Council of Ethics in early 2015 also citing concerns over the unresolved legal status of the land used for the mining.In its recommendation, the Council said: “The situation in Western Sahara is unique in the sense that it is the only non-self-governing territory without a recognised administering power. There are no clear rules on the utilisation of natural resources in such areas.”In a statement, Kosmos said it “fundamentally disagreed” with th divestment decision. ”The Council’s decision is disappointing coming as it does after several years of engagement between Kosmos and the Council,” it contunied.”It was our understanding that the Council would continue to observe our activities and maintain an open dialogue. The Council’s assertion that our activities represent a ‘serious violation of fundamental ethical norms’ is totally at odds with our activities there and remains unexplained even after we requested clarification.”However, the statement did not address the Council’s argument that extraction and exploration should not be conducted in territories without self-governance. Fellow Norwegian investor KLP divested French oil company Total in 2013 over its activities in Western Sahara. The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund has divested two companies due to their involvement with oil extraction in Western Sahara.Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), responsible for the Government Pension Fund Global, said it heeded a recommendation by the Council of Ethics to sell its stakes in Cairn Energy and Kosmos Energy, worth a combined NOK475m (€49.6m) at the end of 2015.Referring to the Council’s recommendation, NBIM cited the risk of “particularly serious violations of fundamental ethical norms”, the reason given in the past when the NOK7.1trn fund sold its stakes in companies active in Western Sahara.Cairn, based in London, and Kosmos, based in Bermuda, are both either actively involved in the exploration of oil and gas reserves off the coast of Western Sahara, or of the belief that the question of self-governance for the region does not have to be settled before such exploration begins.last_img read more

Terry opens up how Costa floored Chelsea Masseur in boxing match

first_img Loading… John Terry has shared an insight into how Chelsea players were kept entertained during pre-season training in 2015, with Diego Costa flooring masseur Billy McCulloch in a boxing fight. Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo The former Blues and England captain shared footage of a fight between fiery Spaniard Costa and Scot McCulloch, with the Chelsea squad watching on from the sidelines. The altercation had appeared lighthearted, with McCulloch, dressed in a white robe, shuffling back and forth towards Costa, while the striker moved elusively away from his smaller opponent. McCulloch then charged forward, arms swinging, before Costa landed the decisive knockout blow as the Scot laid sprawled on the floor.Advertisement Posting to Instagram, Terry wrote: ‘2015 Pre Season. Great memories’, before tagging his former team-mates. Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso commented: ‘Hahahahaha!!! These two are on another level!’ while Cesc Fabregas wrote: ‘Can’t stop laughing man. Amazing’. Diego Costa responded with a series of laughing emojis. The 31-year-old has long been known for his fiery temperament. While at Chelsea, he received multiple violent conduct charges from the FA, including a three-match ban for stamping on Liverpool players during a game in January 2015. read also: Atletico denied top spot after Costa squanders penalty Costa would meet his match in McCulloch, who proved to be an important voice in the Chelsea dressing room during his spell in the backroom staff. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Football matches face total fans blackout next season

first_img While Premier League clubs see much of their revenue depend on the TV money, League One and Two clubs can expect matchday income via supporters to bring in around 40 per cent of the clubs’ takings. The Premier League are still looking for a restart to the current campaign for June as they look to play the last nine round of the season behind closed doors. But with Prime Minister Boris Johnson looking extending the lockdown period into the summer, this is already putting down a stumbling block to get the season completed. Should the top flight get the go-ahead, it is all but certain to take place behind closed doors and clubs have already been looking at ways to generate atmosphere around grounds which will be eerily silent for what should otherwise be highly intense games to end the campaign. Premier League fixtures have been postponed indefinitely since March amid the pandemic Read Also: Ex-Barca president confident Messi will sign new deal Using cardboard cut-outs to show fans have been muted while broadcasters are assessing whether to use CGI to cover banks of empty seats as well as pumping crowd noise into stadium speakers to generate a faux atmosphere. To try and generate fan involvement some clubs are considering ‘digital viewing parties’ as well as drive-in screenings of matches. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Football could be played without spectators for the entirety of next season under plans by sport’s authorities. Already there are fears there will be no spectators allowed into any major sporting events up until Christmas owing to the current coronavirus crisis. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are unbeaten at Anfield this term but along with the rest of the Premier League may have to play without any supporters in their ground next term But according to the Times this may be extended until May if the government is dependent on easing lockdown on mass gatherings through gaining a vaccine. That means football’s top four divisions could join other sports and music festivals in falling foul of a hardline stance by the government. The wait for a vaccine on the deadly virus could take up to a year, although Oxford scientists have already started human trials and hope to know within six weeks if it is likely to work. Mass gatherings could be banned until next May if the government do not find them safe enough amid the coronavirus, as development for a vaccine continues Matches played behind closed doors would be a disaster for clubs throughout the football pyramid, especially for teams below the Premier League who rely heavily on the income from supporters attending matches. There are fears that across the 91 Football League clubs that the total income lost would exceed £1billion and the highly concerning numbers are being looked at by the FA as they try to mitigate the damage. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Rarest And Most Valuable Card In The Whole WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Most Popular Movies With Sylvester Stallone7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Best Cars Of All Time7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phonecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Bulldog JV EIAC Track Results

first_imgWay to go everyone!!!A great finish to the season to many of the track and field team.  Some will still be a part of the Sectional roster and that begins this week.  Girls compete in Sectionals this Tuesday at Franklin County and the boys will compete Thursday at East Central.  Good Luck Dogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman. The JV Track and Field squad closed out their season on Saturday competing in the JV Conference at South Dearborn.  Although it started out a little chilly, the rain stayed away, the sun came out with a little bit of wind.  The Batesville track team did not disappoint and the Bulldogs brought home 8 conference champions.  Justin Heiser won the 100m dash (12.14) and long jump (18’10.5″), Adam Hollowell also was a two time winner in both the 1600m run (5:02.94) and 3200m run (11:00.56), and our other two time winner was Manav Patel in the 110m hurdles (18.54) and 300m hurdles(46.79).  Also bringing home a championship was Maria Lopez in the 1600m run (6:04.69) and the boys 4 x 800m relay of Dillon Murray, Will Nuhring, Daren Smith and Nathan Villani(9:24.20).  Congratulations everyone!Conference Runner up ribbons went to:Daren Smith-800m runSam Robben-110m hurdles and 300m hurdlesAustin Cornn-high jumpShalee Harrington-400m dashMaria Lopez-800m runCallie Main-long jumpFaith Teckulve-discus3rd place finishes were:Will Nuhring-800m runDillon Murray-1600m run and 3200m runCallie Main-shot putBoys 4 x 100m relay: Manav Patel, Ben Schebler, Austin Cornn and Sam RobbenGirls 4 x 400m relay: Maria Lopez, Ava Ralston, Michaela Nobbe and Shalee Harrington4th place went to:Nathan Villani-3200m runZach Gutzwiller-pole vaultMichaela Nobbe-long jumpRebecca Deputy-discus5th places:Manav Patel-pole vaultShalee Harrington-long jump4 x 400m relay team: Elliott Mertz, Quinn Rasnick, Luke Nuhring, Will Nuhring6th place finishers were;Kasin Hughes-400m dashMason Enneking-110m hurdles4 x 400m relay of: Daren Smith, Kasin Hughes, Mason Enneking and Sam Robben7th place:Elliott Mertz-400m dashDaren Smith-1600m runManav Patel-pole vaultAnd finishing out the ribbons in 8th place were:Nathan Villani-1600m runMason Enneking-300m hurdlesElliott Mertz-high jumpCallie Main-100m dash and discusPersonal Bests for Saturday by event were:200m dash: Zach Gutzwiller and Jacob Wuestefeld400m dash: Elliott Mertz and Ava Ralston800m run: Will Nuhring and Alex Livers1600m run: Adam Hollowell and Alex Livers3200m run: Adam Hollowell110m hurdles: Manav PatelShot Put: Jack Forbeck, Derek VanSickle, Callie MainDiscus: Luke Nuhring, Levi Lowery, Derek VanSickle, Quinn Rasnick, Rebecca Deputy, Georgie Doll, Faith TeckulveHigh Jump: Austin Cornn, Elliott Mertz, Kasin HughesLong Jump: Justin Heiser, Michaela Nobbe4 x 400m splits of: Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Quinn Rasnick, Ava Ralston, Michaela Nobbe4 x 800m split: Will Nuhring, Nathan Villani, Dillon Murry, Daren Smithlast_img read more

Gilchrist expects Australia pay row to end soon

first_img(REUTERS) – Former Australia Test player Adam Gilchrist can relate to the ongoing pay dispute between the board and the cricketers and is optimistic of a timely resolution of the row which has cast a shadow of doubt over this year’s Ashes series.Australia faces a possible player strike or lockout if the protracted negotiation over a new pay deal for the country’s international and state cricketers cannot be resolved by the June 30 deadline, when current contracts expire.Gilchrist’s career was in the nascent stage when the current revenue-sharing model came into effect in 1997 and the former stumper-batsman could see the similarities.“The players are sticking together with that unity, and that was certainly the case back then and I was a young player having my very first contract with Cricket Australia dangled in front of me, and here were my senior peers saying: ‘Don’t sign it, don’t break, don’t crumble’,” he told Fox Sports.“And we didn’t, and 20 years later conditions are fantastic for players now. There’s no doubt about that. So that end result has been terrific. There’ll be an end; there will be an end to it.“We’re nearly at June 30, so that’s approaching quickly. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve been meeting in the last few days, the players’ association and the board. I think both sides are going to have to compromise,” added Gilchrist.Vice-captain David Warner has revealed the threat of Australian cricketers skipping the Ashes series, starting in November, against England was a reality.“If we are unemployed we have no contracts, we can’t play,” he told reporters in England, where the side are playing the Champions Trophy.At the heart of the dispute is the arrangement whereby the players share a fixed percentage of up to 26 percent of CA revenue, a model the board said was “starving” the grassroots of the game of funding.The players’ union has criticised CA for acting like a “heavy monopoly” and demanded the negotiation continues.“So while the players feel CA has gone about this all wrong, they are still prepared to offer good faith and solutions,” Alistair Nicholson, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, wrote in column for the Herald Sun.“What needs to happen is that CA move somewhere towards the middle, because the players are already there. Ready and waiting for common sense to prevail.”Gilchrist said he had spoken to both parties and believed the CA had made a fair offer to the players.“I think Cricket Australia is offering a very, very fair deal for players. No one is going to go without and everyone is growing and increasing.”last_img read more

Kenya come from behind twice to beat Tanzania in thriller

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodCAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) – Kenya, helped by a Michael Olunga brace, twice came from behind to beat East African neighbours Tanzania 3-2 yesterday and chalk up their second-ever win at the Africa Cup of Nations.Simon Msuva and Mbwana Samatta put Tanzania in front but Olunga and Johanna Omolo levelled for the Harambee Stars before Olunga struck the winner nine minutes from time.Kenya, who had won only once in 15 previous matches in the competition, have three points from two games in Group C, level with Senegal. Tanzania have yet to get off the mark. Although neither team are among the heavyweights of African football, they produced a remarkably open contest with a hatful of chances.Kenya coach Sebastien Migne said before the match that it was time for his team, who are taking part at their sixth Afcon tournament, to end their run of falling at the first hurdle each time. But they were caught napping in the sixth minute as Tanzania took a shock lead. An end-to-end move ended with Samatta being sent clear down the left, his shot was parried by Patrick Matasi and Msuva turned in the rebound.Helped by the generous amount of space given to them by Tanzania, Kenya began to create openings and Erick Ouma had a close-range effort brilliantly stopped by goalkeeper Aishi Manula before Olunga hit the crossbar. They equalised in the 39th minute with an acrobatic effort. A free kick into the area was pushed away by Manula, the ball bounced off Tanzania defender Erasto Nyoni and was hooked into the net by Olunga who showed excellent reactions.Kenya still seemed to be celebrating one minute later when Samatta won the ball in the penalty area and the Belgian-based forward fired a low shot into the net. The game continued in the same vein in the second half and Kenya levelled again in the 63rd minute, Omolo scoring with a diving header from a low cross at the near post.Kenya snatched victory when they broke out of defence and the ball was played to Olunga, whose shot sneaked between Manula and his near post.last_img read more