Virtuoso ranked Croatia among the top 10 world destinations in three categories

first_imgThe Association of Luxury Travel Agencies Virtuoso again this year conducted a traditional survey among its members – “Vituoso Luxe Report”.According to the results of the research for 2019, Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations in as many as three categories. Thus, our country took a high second place in the category of the most popular emerging destination, sixth place in the category of the best destinations for the so-called. millennials, ie young travelers and an excellent eighth place in the category of the world’s most popular destinations. “The US market for Croatian tourism is one of the leading distant markets, from which we have so far achieved about 570 thousand arrivals and 1,6 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 23 percent compared to the same period last year. That is why we are even more pleased with these results, which confirm the excellent status of Croatia in the large American market. “, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the focus of activities in the coming period will be to further strengthen air transport to make our country even more accessible to American tourists.  Ina Rodin, director of the CNTB Representation in New York, also commented on the report. “The results achieved within the Virtuos report are the result of great work and effort invested by all tourism workers in the overall Croatian tourist offer and its promotion. We are extremely pleased that our work and progress are recognized by the members of Virtos, a large global network that has a strong impact on overall tourist flows.”, said Rodin. The Virtuoso® Luxe Report is an annual report based on research conducted among the world’s travel agencies and their advisors, who are members of Virtuos.The report for 2019 predicts new trends in travel based on current and projected reservations. Virtuoso is a network of more than 17.500 travel advisors in more than 1.000 agencies around the world, and they also have contracts with exclusive and leading world hotels, resorts, spas, cruise companies and other travel companies.Side dish: THE 2019 VIRTUOSO® LUXE REPORT / A Guide to Key Trends and Insights in Luxury Travellast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Feb. 21

first_img1. Tedisco feels that conservative upstate is paying more than its share of taxes. But according to PolitiFact, upstate taxpayers pay just 18 percent of New York State’s tax burden. Downstate pays more than 70 percent.2. Tedisco calls conventional economic development and its associated ethnic diversity both “radical” and “regressive,” two words that happen to be opposites.3. Tedisco criticizes “socialism” but hypocritically supports socialism. He demands that downstate taxpayer dollars be redistributed to government-guaranteed cellphone coverage upstate, where hills outnumber taxpayers and where there is no shortage of private mobile carriers. 4. When Tedisco boasts of upstate “quality of life,” he invokes fear of the very things that make downstate prosperous: cultural and economic vitality, individuality and freedom to grow.I grew up in Scotia. I’m embarrassed to see Tedisco asking former neighbors and classmates to scapegoat, and to separate from those of us in big cities who embrace diversity, who are more economically productive, who pay our fair share of taxes and who welcome economic and social change.People like me left upstate, not because of New York City, but because of people like Tedisco who fear individuality and change.Mike AirhartAlexandria, Va. The writer is a Scotia native. Fact: Wages rose 3.2 percent over the last 12 months, the best yearly increase in a decade. Problem? Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris rants that “the economy is not working for the working people.” Huh?Dems won’t admit the inconvenient truth that these facts are benefiting working people.Earth to Democrats: Jobs aren’t scarce; workers are.Food stamps should be for people willing to work who need help making ends meet. But three-quarters of non-disabled, working-age food-stamp recipients without children still don’t work. A work requirement would incentivize the slackers to get off the couch. Yet Democrats adamantly oppose it. What an insult to hard workers.What’s more worker-friendly: Trump’s booming economy or the Democrats’ misguided meddling?Domenico DiCaprioVoorheesville Regarding the so-called “privilege exercise” being carried out at Saratoga Springs High School: A couple of years back, all the educational elites were telling us that “transgender” students must be allowed to use the bathroom facilities of the gender that they “identify with,” lest they be made to feel “uncomfortable.” (The fact that many students whose physical traits and gender identification match might therefore be made uncomfortable was written off by people such as CNN commentator Chris Cuomo who said, essentially, “Get used to it.”)Now we learn that at Saratoga Springs High School, an “exercise” targeting “white privilege” has been carried out. Even with the small selection of items from the exercise presented by The Gazette, it’s clear that it carries racial, religious and ethnic stereotypes that have justifiably incurred the wrath of parents. Rating Judaism as “the most privileged” religion might have come right out of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”And Catherine Snyder, identified as “director of the Clarkson University teacher’s education program,” argues that it’s not wrong to make students feel uncomfortable when dealing with uncomfortable topics in class.My questions are these: First, why is it fine to make some targeted students feel “uncomfortable” in school when their parents are paying out huge sums of money in school taxes? And second, just who are the people making the decisions about which students should be made to feel “uncomfortable” and which students must be protected from discomfort?I think many of us can be pardoned for concluding that this so-called “privilege” exercise is designed to vilify certain ethnic and religious groups and consequently describing that exercise as racist.Michael NardacciAlbany Unfortunately pro-lifers believe every word and never educate themselves on an issue before becoming all-knowing, while trying to humiliate and embarrass anyone who has a different view than you. Amazingly, I do not hear any pro-choice people screaming and hollering that you would find it acceptable to let a woman die to protect an unborn fetus. Ms. Richard, I also find it sad that a religious leader in your church would speak so graphically in front of young children. There’s a place for these discussions but not in front of young impressionable children who do not comprehend such complex issues. Shame shame shame.Joshua HermanceRotterdam  Schenectady doesn’t need a fourth judgeSchenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy is spot on: The city of Schenectady does not need a fourth City Court judge. Compare City Court’s caseload to the town of Colonie, which does a fine job with three part-time town justices. And what exactly does a fourth City Court Judge do for Schenectady?It does allow the state Office of Court Administration to take a City Court judge and move him or her “temporarily” to Family Court, County Court or any other court of record. Of course, that only costs the city money. But it also dilutes the votes of everyone else in the county, like those of us who could not vote for or against the City Court judge, but then has him or her in a countywide position.That dilutes city voters’ votes as well, since they voted for or against the City Court judge, but did not vote for him or her in any other judicial position. As an attorney for the better part of 40 years, I believe that judges should serve only in the position for which they were elected. What does the city get other than the tab for another judicial position? Bruce S. TrachtenbergNiskayunaThe writer is a former town justice.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Tedisco mistaken on split-state solutionIn his Feb. 13 guest column, State Sen. James Tedisco contends that people are fleeing New York state. But they are leaving upstate New York, not downstate. And the upstate region is in decline despite financial support from downstate. Allow me to summarize: First, they came for the billionaires. Then they came for the millionaires. Then they came for my stocks. Then they came for my CDs. Then they came for my Christmas Club. Then they came for me.Sound familiar? It makes no difference who is doing it to whom. It is not moral. The Green New Deal is “magic socialism” revisited.Edmond DayRotterdam Facts show Trump economy is workingDemocrats, now the majority in the House of Representatives, are trying to turn that body into the house of resistance. They’re claiming the nation is in bad shape, rigged to benefit only the rich.Sen. Chuck Schumer griped that “the state of the Trump economy is failing America’s middle class.” But facts don’t lie.Fact: Employers created 304,000 jobs in January. That compares to an average monthly gain of 223,000 in 2018 and 182,000 in 2017. Too bad all the new hires couldn’t attend his speech, to show off Trumponomics on real people who have to put food on the table.Fact: Workers who had given up hope of finding a job are re-entering the labor force. The labor participation rate for workers age 24 to 54 hit its highest level since 2008. Green New Deal is just more socialism Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGet facts straight on new abortion lawRegarding the Feb. 9 letters from Laurie Cox and Jennifer Richard, your letters are false, misleading and defamatory against anyone who doesn’t support your opinions. There’s a very informative article in The New York Times which The Gazette ran earlier this month, debunking all the claims by you and the pro-life groups.New York State law defines late-term as after 24 weeks and only if the birth is nonviable or the mother’s life is in danger. The law also states no abortion shall be performed after the start of the third trimester, which is approximately the 27th week.That’s far from being ripped out during a normal birth. Under 1 percent of all abortions performed last year were considered late-term, and each was a nonviable birth or life threatening to the mother. 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Paris neighbors ease lockdown blues with quiz from balconies

first_imgKeen to prolong that moment of connection, Cartozo started playing music for the street.”But I noticed I was the only one dancing,” he said. “In the end I decided to give them a series of questions, and the game took off.”The quiz pits people whose house numbers have even numbers, on one side of the street, against those with odd numbers. Prizes include toilet paper and pasta.Neighbors appreciate the diversion.”It makes the days seem shorter,” said one resident, Laura Coles, who was taking part in the quiz on Wednesday evening.”It’s good to talk to people, to laugh with people,” said her daughter, Lou.Cartozo has dubbed the nightly quiz “Questions for a Balcony,” a play on the title of long-running quiz show on French television, “Questions for a Champion”.Yet despite landing his own hit show, the performer said he was keen for it to end.”We all want to get out, we want to see our friends and families again. The shorter this game is, the better it is for everyone,” Cartozo.  “I saw that the neighbors were looking a bit sad about the confinement,” said Cartozo, who comperes the quiz with toilet rolls festooned around his neck, a satire on the coronavirus-related wave of panic buying seen in some cities.”I wanted to create a bit of atmosphere in the neighborhood to help with all of that,” he told Reuters.France this week became the fourth country in the world to cross the threshold of 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths. Officials say the lockdown is slowing the outbreak but the restrictions will not be eased anytime soon.Cartozo hit on the idea for the quiz after Paris residents started emerging on to their balconies at 8 p.m. each night to applaud healthcare workers dealing with the epidemic. “What country’s flag has a yellow cross on a blue background?” Noam Cartozo shouts out of the fifth-floor window of his Paris apartment. “Sweden!” comes the shouted reply from another apartment window and applause ripples through the street.This nightly general knowledge quiz is how the residents of Rue Saint-Bernard, in the 11th district of Paris, are relieving the boredom and isolation of a coronavirus lockdown that is now nearly a month old.It has spread beyond the street. Cartozo, an actor and comedian who hosts the quiz, broadcasts it on his Instagram account, with one video garnering 1.1 million views.center_img Topics :last_img read more

2012 Carnival Road Parade Winners announced

first_img Sharing is caring! 20 Views   one comment Tweet The Prize winners of the various Road Parades on Carnival Monday and Tuesday are hereby announced as follows:Queen of the Bands – CHANNELLE LEGRAS from the Band AFRICULTURE STILT WALKERSJ’OUVERT1. Lapo Kabwit Joint Award for sharp 4:00am start – Newtown Lapo Kabwit Band, Gutter Lapo Kabwit Band, Police Lapo Kabwit BandSpecial award: Anvilla Iron Band of Antigua2. Best Individuals Male and Female: Pink Gorillas: Chester and Sharian Letang3. Best Sensay: Major Francis Richards4. Special Award to only Steel band on the road and their excellent performance: The Real Steel5. Best J’ouvert Group: Jean Bois – Cavemen6. Longest Lapo Kabwit on the road- Joint award to: Gutter & Newtown Lapo Kabwit Bands7. Largest Old Mas Group: Friendship Crew – The New Generation of Executives8. Best Costumed Group: Estate Vibes – Undercover Cops9. Old Mas Parade Best Old Mas Band: Carnival Corner2nd Place: Waseen Gwanbe3rd Place: Thunderbirds10. Children’s Carnival Band ParadeChildren’s Band of the Year: Convent Preparatory School: Motherland Melay.2nd Place: Dos D’ane Primary School – Nature Isle’s Enchanted Garden3rd Place: St. Luke’s Primary School – Simply SensayChildren’s King of the Bands – Dos D’ane Primary SchoolChildren’s Queen of the Bands – Convent Preparatory SchoolBand of the Year : Behind the Great Wall of China – ThunderbirdsSpecial Award to Joint Atkinson, Salybia and Sinekou Primary Schools for the creative design of the Snake in the Band: Snake King of the Kalinago.11. Adult Carnival Band ParadeBand of the Year: Behind the Great Wall of China – Thunderbirds2nd Place: What Lies Beneath – Mercury3rd Place: Vision – Carnival CornerKing of the Bands – Andy Carter from Thunderbirds’ Behind the Great Wall of ChinaQueen of the Bands – Channelle Legras from the Band Africulture Stilt WalkersThe Judges of the 2012 Parades were:Celia Nicholas, Mickael Ferrol, Joan Prevost, Shani Charles, Curtis Clarendon, Daryl Phillip, Hugette Andrew St. Hillaire and Petros Meaza.The Dominica Festivals Committee wishes to thank the Judges and all who participated in the costume Parades thus making Carnival 2012 one of the most spectacular and colourful in recent times. The date and venue for this year’s Prize-Giving Ceremony will be announced in a subsequent Press Release.Press ReleaseDominica Festivals Committee LocalNews 2012 Carnival Road Parade Winners announced by: – March 1, 2012center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Joyce Barrows May 20, 1944 – August 25, 2019

first_imgJoyce Barrows, age 75 of Cleves, Ohio passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 at her home. Born May 20, 1944 in Owenton, Kentucky the daughter of Leonard “Jake” and Christine (Wilson) Lusby.Joyce attended Taylor High School and worked at Mount St. Joseph University for 25 years.Joyce is survived by her children Carl (Theresa) Lacey, Paul Lacey, Tonjia (Jamie) Johnson and Earl Barrows. Grandmother of Matthew (Lori), Stephanie, Adam (Jessica), Sydney, Casey and Rachel. Great grandmother of Gabriel, Madeline, Samuel and Evelyn. Sister of Bobby (Terri) Lusby and Cecil (Debbie) Lusby. Sister in law of Stella Lusby.Joyce is preceded in death by her parents Leonard “Jake and Christine Lusby, husband Steve Burk and siblings Joe, Carrol Gene, Ray, Junior, Bill, JC and Jackie Lusby.A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association 4555 Lake Forest Drive #396 Blue Ash, Ohio 45242.last_img read more

Fergie to retire at end of season

first_img He added: “It was important to me to leave an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so,” he said. “The quality of this league winning squad, and the balance of ages within it, bodes well for continued success at the highest level whilst the structure of the youth set-up will ensure that the long-term future of the club remains a bright one.” Ferguson has had a career the like of which will never be seen again. He won his 49th trophy in United’s 20th league championship and seemed set to extend his career into next season, confirming as much in his programme notes ahead of Sunday’s encounter with Chelsea. Instead, with a hip operation booked in for August, this weekend’s Old Trafford encounter with Swansea, that will be followed by a trophy presentation, will be his last home game in charge. He leaves behind a club in good shape. “Our training facilities are amongst the finest in global sport and our home Old Trafford is rightfully regarded as one of the leading venues in the world,” said Ferguson. “Going forward, I am delighted to take on the roles of both Director and Ambassador for the club. With these activities, along with my many other interests, I am looking forward to the future. “I must pay tribute to my family, their love and support has been essential. My wife Cathy has been the key figure throughout my career, providing a bedrock of both stability and encouragement. Words are not enough to express what this has meant to me. “As for my players and staff, past and present, I would like to thank them all for a staggering level of professional conduct and dedication that has helped to deliver so many memorable triumphs. Without their contribution the history of this great club would not be as rich.” Now, for the first time in over a quarter of a century, United are on the hunt for a new manager. David Moyes, out of contract at Everton, and Jose Mourinho, who is expected to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, are the obvious favourites, although Borussia Dortmund’s highly-regarded coach Jurgen Klopp and Bayern Munich’s 67-year-old outgoing boss Jupp Heynckes will also come into contention. Ferguson’s last game in charge will be at West Brom on May 19 and he will join the club’s football board. “The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly,” said Ferguson. “It is the right time.” Press Associationcenter_img Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he is to retire at the end of the season, ending his history-making spell at the club.last_img read more

Pearce critique leaves Jones cold

first_img Press Association Stuart Pearce’s stinging criticism of Phil Jones has not put the Manchester United man off playing for England. But it has not dampened his enthusiasm for England duty. Speaking on a visit to his old school, Balshaw’s CE High School in Leyland, to deliver football equipment he helped pay for as part of a combined initiative involving the Premier League, PFA and Manchester United, Jones said: “It is an honour to represent your country at any level and I will continue to enjoy that experience when it happens. “I have represented the Under-19s, the Under-21s and the seniors. I said from the first day I pulled on an England shirt, it sent shivers down my spine. “How he can come out and say I didn’t want to play for the Under-21s is beyond me. “It wasn’t nice to read what he said and I am sure Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is thinking the same thing.” Having missed the first three months of last season, and another six-week period between the middle of February and the beginning of April with a knee injury, then-United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to protect Jones. In addition, England boss Roy Hodgson would not countenance any player chosen for the post-season trip to Brazil to also be selected for Under-21 duty. Hodgson informed Pearce he wanted Jones with him in Rio and the former Blackburn man subsequently completed the full 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw at the Maracana Stadium, having played the second half of a Wembley encounter with Republic of Ireland just four days earlier. “It was totally out of my hands,” said Jones. “Roy Hodgson came out prior to the Under-21 tournament and said he regarded me as a senior player. “I went on to play against Ireland and Brazil, so it wasn’t a waste of time going with the seniors. “Probably if I had been on the bench I could have seen where he (Pearce) was coming from but I got a lot of experience from those two games. “Don’t forget also I had just come back from a knee injury, for the second time, and I had to manage it in the right way, control it and make sure I wasn’t overusing it. “That’s why I am really disappointed in these comments.” Pearce this week singled out Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as two players who missed the European Under-21 Championships because he believed they felt dropping back down from the senior squad was beneath them. Jones has insisted Pearce’s claims are not true but it underlines the problems that can arise when players put themselves up for national selection. last_img read more

Brunt commits to Baggies

first_imgWest Brom captain Chris Brunt has signed a new three-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club. Earlier this summer, the Baggies had activated a 12-month option on the 29-year-old midfielder’s previous contract, but he has now agreed improved terms until 2017. Albion head coach Alan Irvine said: “I’m delighted we have extended Chris’ contract by a further two years. Press Associationcenter_img “He’s our captain, has great quality and experience and is clearly a very, very important player for us. “Chris is an influential figure both on and off the pitch. He has the respect of all the players and staff and is a top class professional.” Brunt, who moved to the Hawthorns in August 2007, is one match away from his 250th competitive appearance for the club. He took over the captaincy during the 2010/11 season, and earlier this week Irvine had confirmed he would retain it for the coming season, meaning he had served as skipper for four different managers – Roy Hodgson, Steve Clarke, Pepe Mel and Irvine. Brunt joins England goalkeeper Ben Foster in signing a new deal after a busy summer which has already seen Craig Gardner, Joleon Lescott, Chris Baird, Brown Ideye, Cristian Gamboa, Jason Davidson, Sebastien Pocognoli and Andre Wisdom join the Baggies. last_img read more

Tennis News Australian Open 2019: Simona Halep to face Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic guarantees top spot

first_imgNovak Djokovic assured of World No.1 rankVenus Williams eliminated from Australian OpenSerena Williams to face No.1 Simona Halep Melbourne: World number one Simona Halep set up a headline last 16 showdown with Serena Williams by beating her sister Venus as Novak Djokovic’s relentless drive towards more Australian Open glory cranked up another gear. On day six at Melbourne Park, the Romanian finally hit form to pull off her best win of the year and cruise past the veteran American 6-2, 6-3. “I was super-motivated today,” she said after being taken to three sets in both her opening two matches as she bounces back from a herniated disc that ended her 2018 season early. “I have nothing to lose,” she added, looking ahead to Monday’s clash against 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena. “I playing against a great champion. Its’s going to a bigger challenge but I’m ready to face it.” Williams crushed Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 before consoling her at the net as the teenager burst into tears.     The ominous 37-year-old, seeded 16, has dropped just nine games in her three matches so far on her first return to the tournament since winning it in 2017 while pregnant.  “I just play each match at a time, play as hard as I can and do the best I can. That really is all you can do,” she said as she zeroes in on an eighth Australian title and a record-equalling 24th Slam crown. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner and top seed Djokovic is gunning for a record seventh Australian title. He dropped a set for the first time this year against fast-rising Canadian Denis Shapovalov, before demolishing him in the fourth stanza to win 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. “I just tried to be in the moment and weather the storm,” said the Serb, who was unsettled when the lights were switched on in Rod Laver Arena for television reasons, despite it still being daylight.              “Completely unnecessary to turn on the lights,” he said in roasting the organisers. Djokovic’s victory means he is guaranteed to stay world number one when the new rankings are released after the tournament.         He next plays another up-and-coming star, Russia’s 15th seed Daniil Medvedev, who eased past David Goffin and has yet to drop a set. Another young gun Alexander Zverev made the last 16 for the first time when he swatted aside Australian Alex Bolt in three sets and will play former world number three Milos Raonic for a place in the quarter-finals.Fourth seed Naomi Osaka looked down and out against Taiwanese veteran Hsieh Su-wei before battling back to win 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 and set up meeting with Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova.         ‘Die or win’       Osaka’s win equals the 21-year-old’s best performance at the Australian Open, where she reached the last 16 in 2018 but lost to Halep. But she looked headed for the exit when she conceded the first set and was down 4-1 in the second, before winning five straight games to force a decider.  “I just didn’t want to give up,” said the Japanese, who received a code violation after throwing her racquet.       Sixth seed Elina Svitolina struggled with a painful shoulder complaint that required treatment at every changeover, and medical timeouts, before she somehow beat China’s Zhang Shuai 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 as the temperature rose in the centre court sunshine. “I just told myself ‘you’re going to die or win’,” said Svitolina, who scored her biggest career win by clinching the WTA Finals in Singapore last October.               She will next meet 17th-seeded American Madison Keys. Eighth seed Kei Nishikori made it back-to-back victories for Japan, following Osaka on court by beating Portugal’s 44th-ranked Joao Sousa in three sets. The 29-year-old has won all three of his first week matches on Margaret Court Arena to reach the last 16 for the seventh time in nine appearances.    “I love to play this court,” said the 2014 US Open finalist after delighting a large contingent of Japanese fans. He next plays Spain’s 23rd seed Pablo Carreno Busta. highlightslast_img read more

Colorado AD wants next head coach to share his commitment

first_imgColorado AD wants next head coach to share his commitment Associated Press Chiaverini seemed to make a pitch at the full-time gig when he said, “This campus and the city of Boulder is where I grew up as a young man, and there’s no better place to be than CU. The pride and tradition of the Colorado Buffaloes is something every student-athlete, like myself, in the country should experience.”Chiaverini, who lettered four times as a wide receiver under coach Rick Neuheisel from 1995-98, returned to his alma mater in 2016 after serving two seasons as wide receivers coach at Texas Tech. He served three seasons as co-offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator under former head coach Mike MacIntyre. When Tucker replaced MacIntyre, he kept Chiaverini on staff and promoted him to assistant head coach.Chiaverini’s status as interim head coach should keep the recruiting class and roster largely intact as George and Carl conduct their search for someone who is committed to the Buffs and whom they’re convinced will stay, a search that may very well lead them back to Chiaverini.Other names making the rounds as potential candidates:ERIC BIENIEMY, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator. The Buffs’ career rushing leader has had two stints as an assistant at CU and has spent the last seven years with the Chiefs. He’s expected to follow ex-Chiefs OCs Matt Nagy and Doug Pederson into the NFL head coaching ranks if he stays in KC. ANDY AVALOS, Oregon defensive coordinator. A star linebacker at Boise State, Avalos got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant in Boulder from 2006-08. He spent seven seasons at Boise State. In his first season at Oregon, the Ducks ranked among the 10 stingiest defenses in the country.Other intriguing names with no ties to Colorado include:BUTCH JONES, Alabama offensive analyst. Jones was considered for Colorado’s job in 2012 but chose Tennessee. He’s 84-54 in 11 seasons as a college head coach (Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Tennessee) and was considered for the Rutgers and Colorado State openings this year.JIM MORA, broadcaster. Mora went 46-30 at UCLA from 2012-17, taking the Bruins to four bowl games. He also had a 31-33 record in the NFL with the Falcons (2004-06) and Seahawks (2009).TONY ALFORD, Ohio State assistant head coach. A graduate of Colorado State, Alford is a top-notch recruiter. Alford has spent the last five years at Ohio State after six seasons at Notre Dame, which followed stints at Louisville, Iowa State and Washington. After going 5-7 in his first season in Boulder, Tucker did an about-face this week and accepted the Michigan State job after a long day of reinforcing his commitment to Colorado through a media blitz and meetings with donors and alumni.His resignation leaves George and associate athletic director Lance Carl, who oversees the football program, conducting their second head coaching search in 15 months.George named Darrin Chiaverini , who spearheaded the Buffs’ top-35 recruiting class this year, as interim head coach Wednesday, a move that adds stability and continuity amid the stunning departure of Tucker, who doubled his salary by leaving for Michigan State but now serves as the freshest face of what ails college football.“I have a lot of confidence in Darrin to lead us through this interim period,” George said. “He has been associated with the program beginning with his playing days 25 years ago and cares deeply about the Buffs.”Chiaverini, 42, certainly checks the boxes George has in mind for the next head coach: He just completed his fourth year as wide receivers coach at CU and Rivals.com named him one of the top 25 college football recruiters in the country for the third consecutive year. GRAHAM HARRELL, USC offensive coordinator. The 34-year-old ex-NFL QB learned the Air Raid offense under Mike Leach at Texas Tech. He served two seasons on Leach’s staff at Washington State (2014-15), then three as offensive coordinator at North Texas before joining the Trojans last season. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 RYAN WALTERS, Missouri defensive coordinator. A standout safety for the Buffaloes from 2004-08, Walters was voted team captain and MVP his senior season. He’s also had stops as an assistant at Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Texas and Memphis.MARK HELFRICH, former college coach, broadcaster. Helfrich was CU’s offensive coordinator from 2006-08 before going to Oregon, where he went 47-16 after replacing Chip Kelly as head coach. Helfrich served two seasons as the Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator before being fired recently.TIM DeRUYTER, Cal defensive coordinator. The former Air Force player and assistant coach drew strong interest from CU while he was at Fresno State, where he went 31-30 in five years. A collegiate coach for three decades, DeRuyter has engineered a dramatic turnaround of the Golden Bears.DAVE LOGAN, Denver Broncos play-by-play announcer and high school coach. The ex-Buffs multi-sport star has won eight state football titles with four schools. His NFL career included nine years as a wide receiver for the Browns and Broncos and 31 years as voice of the Broncos. TROY CALHOUN, Air Force head football coach. Calhoun is coming off his best season in his 13 years at the Academy, an 11-2 mark and a No. 22 finish. His Falcons handed the Buffs a loss in Boulder, one that ultimately kept Tucker from a .500 record and a bowl berth in his only season at CU. February 13, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — After Mel Tucker’s midnight blindside, Colorado athletic director Rick George says the Buffaloes’ next head football coach has to share his passion for the university and the state. Someone who isn’t going to look recruits, parents, players and administrators in the eye and say he’s their guy one minute, then bolt for more money and bigger budgets the next, leaving the program to pick up the pieces.“I’m going to be open-minded to candidates that are out there,” George said. “Certainly I want somebody that shares my passion for this university. If that’s somebody that’s been here before, that’s great; but I want somebody that shares that passion about Colorado that I do and knowing that we can win a championship.”last_img read more