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How to combine sports, gastronomy, untouched nature and culture into one? The solution is Papuk Extreme Challange

first_imgHow to combine 7 different sports in 11 races in just 3 days? Combine sports, gastronomy, untouched nature and culture into one? Break the myth of flat Slavonia?To provide, not only to Slavonia, but also to the whole of Croatia an event that has never happened before, and yet attract over 5000 people to the town of Orahovica and the Papuk Nature Park?The young team, along with ten other different clubs from all over Croatia, tackled this issue and many others. After long-term thinking, the answer imposes itself; Papuk extreme challenge which will be held in Orahovica from 1-3 June 2018.Papuk Extreme Challange is the first outdoor festival in Orahovac, which aims to make it the largest sports, tourism and gastronomic spectacle ever held in Croatia, organizers say, and the whole event will be held on the slopes of Papuk near the resort “Lake”. ” Visitors will have the opportunity to taste Slavonian specialties in our rich gastronomic offer and camp on the spot, Lake Orahovac or stay in nearby accommodation. Our idea of ​​this festival is exclusively eco-oriented. No waste will be left in nature because we recognize that we are blessed with our environment, our beautiful Papuk who is a true gift from God. ” points out Nives Smolčić from the organization Papuk Extreme ChallangeIn the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”In addition to sports events that will be held from Friday to Sunday (trail and trekking running, cycling races, long distance swimming, hurdles races for the youngest) there will be various concerts, camping on Lake Orahovac, games for the youngest, gourmet specialties of Slavonia and Baranja, open-air cinema, exhibitions of paintings and photographs…Budući da se istoga vikenda održava i 50. Orahovačko proljeće posjetitelje očekuju i razna kulturna događanja – akustične večeri pod zvijezadama, kino na otvorenom, Sajam nakita Arsor, nastup 12 Kulturno umjetničkih društava, koncerti raznih poznatih glazbenika, tradicionalna cvjetna povorka djece osnovnih i srednjih škola iz cijele Slavonije, likovne izložbe te predavanja poznatih sportaša, neka su od njih.The organizers expect about 2000 participants who will need accommodation and food, and due to the organization and gastronomic offer at the fair of domestic products, they invited family farms to recognize the opportunity to present their products.See more about the whole festival herelast_img read more

Rich, famous don’t know real abuse

first_imgI feel discriminated against. Stormy Daniels, Bill Cosby, the president’s physician, countless movie stars and the spouses of highly paid athletes — just some of those alleged to have suffered or of having committed the very trendy act of abuse.  Well, just hold on. I was abused, too. At the age of 17, papers were signed giving me a four-year, all-expense paid educational scholarship. What a break. What luck. Several months later, a couple hundred guys my age headed by train (I still wonder why that rail trip was not first-class.) to a place in South Carolina. It was the month of June, just three days after my high school graduation. Sunny skies, warm weather, and my buddies and I were headed for 13 weeks of all sorts of physical activities to keep us from being bored. We arrived at the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot — at midnight — that bewitching hour which immediately captured our attention.  Just think — “Parris” and croissants. Nope. Instead, we were met with some very rude guys wearing Smokey-the-Bear hats and yelling obscenities at us faster than little pieces of chocolate shooting out of an M&Ms assembly line. You talk of abuse. For the next three months, if I would have been able to make a phone call, I would have contacted an attorney. Oh, there was no real documentation of physical abuse, and in those days, none of us had an iPhone.  My ego was utterly destroyed, tramped on and thrown into the mud like some discarded candy wrapper. The guys in the Smokey-the-Bear hats zeroed in on me as though I was a target of some high-flying drone. I felt harassed, taken advantage of and thought myself to be the object of some evil predator. Is it too late to sue?Allen R. RemaleySaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Confirmed: Arsenal held talks to sign defender before Pablo Mari transfer deal

first_imgArsenal chief Edu held talks to sign Walce before Pablo Mari deal in January Arsenal held discussions to sign Sao Paulo star Walce in January (Picture: Getty)Sao Paulo have confirmed that Arsenal explored a potential deal for Walce in the January transfer window. Mikel Arteta was intent on bolstering his options in central defence after Calum Chambers was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with a serious knee injury and Arsenal spent the winter scouring the market for possible solutions.The Gunners went on to reach a loan agreement for 26-year-old Flamengo star Pablo Mari and the Spaniard made two appearances for the north London giants before the coronavirus pandemic forced the football season to be put on hold. Technical director Edu utilised his extensive contacts back home to get a deal over the line for Mari and it appears he wasn’t the only player on Arsenal’s radar in Brazil.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 25 Mar 2020 8:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Commentcenter_img Edu spoke with Sao Paulo over a possible deal for Walce (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Passaro, executive manager of Sao Paulo, claims the Premier League giants held negotiations to land their 21-year-old centre-half Walce before Mari signed on the dotted line.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Walce had a proposal from Red Bull Bragantino, which we denied,’ Passaro told Brazilian media.‘Here I think I can even say that we had a conversation with Arsenal, exactly for the spot that went to Pablo Mari. ‘We were talking with Edu Gaspar.’ Advertisement Mari has made two appearances since agreeing a loan move to north London (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are strongly considering making Mari’s deal permanent in the summer – which could cost them around £13.5million – but a number of alternatives have emerged as targets over recent weeks.Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Frankfurt’s Evan N’Dicka are both being watched and reports in Italy claim Arsenal have made an offer for Chris Smalling.The Manchester United defender has impressed on loan at Roma this season which has also put the likes of Tottenham, Everton and Leicester on alert.It’s understood United are demanding a fee of at least £25million for the England international.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal move to secure future of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos amid coronavirus crisisMORE: Emmanuel Petit explains why Liverpool are more impressive than Arsenal’s Invincibleslast_img read more

Top 17 suburbs forecasted for a price increase this year

first_imgREAL ESTATE: 118 Bells Lane, Bellmere is listed for sale for offers over $599,000.Mr Ryder said the best predictor of future price growth was a steady lift in transaction numbers. The generally reflected growing demand and a lift in demand could result in price growth.“Sales volumes are a better way to chart market growth than median prices and a sustained rise in sales volumes will be followed by a rise in prices. ‘’While Mr Ryder would not provide comment as to how much the suburbs were expected to increase by, he said those with consistent sales number were likely to have steady price growth over time.This Bellmere property at 118 Bells Lane, is listed for sale for $599,000. REAL ESTATE: 118 Bells Lane, Bellmere is listed for sale for offers over $599,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoMr Ryder said some individual precincts have had short spurts of good growth, but the forecast boom has not eventuated — yet.“There have been recent signs of promise, with the population data improving and the latest State Budget allocating almost $50 billion to infrastructure spending over the next four years,” he said.“But, given the false dawns in the Brisbane market in the past four years, we’ll believe it when we see it.”Mr Ryder said while the outlook for Moreton Bay LGA was promising, the second ranked precinct, Logan City, only had three growth suburbs.“Jimboomba, Mt Warren Park and Shailer Park remain growth suburbs, but this LGA now has 15 Plateau markets, which means it’s well past its peak,” he said.“Elsewhere, Ipswich City, Redland City and Brisbane West each have two growth suburbs.“Ipswich City, on the other hand, has yet to have a significant run of growth and has the potential to be more prominent in this report in 2018/2019, given recent announcements of infrastructure and business expansions in the area.” GET-IN-QUICK: Bellmere is expected to see an increase in values by the end of the year, this property at 118 Bells Lane is listed for sale for offers over $599,000.SEVENTEEN Brisbane suburbs are earmarked for price growth by the end of this year.That is according to Hotspotting property analyst Terry Ryder, who said big things were forecast for the Brisbane market, particularly the Moreton Bay region.The information comes off the back of Hotspotting’s latest report The Price Predictor Index Winter 2018 report, which revealed the areas within greater Brisbane where values were expected to increase by the end of the year.“The Moreton Bay region has maintained its position as the number one market in the greater Brisbane area but with a smaller number of growth markets,” Mr Ryder said.“Growth locations include Bellara, Bellmere, Burpengary, Burpengary East, Caboolture, Caboolture South, Eatons Hill and Kippa-Ring.”RE/MAX Living Burpengary sales associate Mark Cheney said acreage in Burpengary was extremely sought after.“It (acreage property) pretty much goes out the door,” Mr Cheney said.“So there demand for it, but it’s not a boom.”last_img read more

Wedding cancelled but Melbourne bidder determined to move to Brisbane

first_img“The bids started to creep up, it was about $100,000 over where we wanted to go.“Those more sought-after inner-city pockets are getting a bit more up there.” SEE WHAT’S FOR SALE IN GORDON PARK AND NUNDAH FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK This house at 128 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington sold at auction fro $1.262 million.COVID-19 cancelled his August wedding but Jackson Tobin was determined to buy a house for his would-be bride at auction on Saturday, far away from where they are currently in lockdown.“It’s been raining all morning,” Mr Tobin said from his home in Melbourne. “We’d just had breakfast and decided to go back to bed, wait for the rain to stop and bid at the auction before we do our one hour of exercise together.” A relaxed back deck with views over the neighbourhood.Mr Tobin was one of 12 bidders to register to buy the three-bedroom Queensland cottage at 128 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington, at auction, with Ray White Paddington’s Judi O’Dea calling him her “favourite lockdown person”. Interested parties gather in the backyard before the auction begins.RELATED Melburnians invading the Far Northern property marketcenter_img Queensland’s suburban buying boom “I’m determined to find him a house,” Ms O’Dea said. “And this is a hot property, particularly with families.”“He bid at an auction last weekend, he’s been looking for three months and he had to cancel his wedding a couple of weeks back because of the lockdown.” 128 Kennedy Terrace, PaddingtonAs soon as auctioneer Justin Nickerson called for the opening bid, Mr Tobin threw $800,000 on the table, via a phone bid.“I know first-hand, people are telling me straight up that they’re moving to Brisbane as soon as they can,” Mr Tobin said. “It’s at the point where I’m not even showing them the houses we’re looking at in case they go for the same property, and I’m pretty sure they’re doing the same thing.“May the best person win and may that person be me.”An answering bid of $900,000 came from a couple under the swing set in the backyard of the 357sq m inner-city property.Mr Tobin answered with $950,000 and then a third bidder raised the property to $1m, already more than double the price Jonathan and Jessica Grealy paid for the property in 2005. Jonathan and Jessica Grealy with their daughter Mya, 9, sell their home at 128 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington.“I always wanted to create something that feels really comfortable and homely and relaxing and that is how it’s been for all of us,” Mrs Grealy said.Brett and Rita Lawrie were also standing under the swing set. They were looking for their next family home in proximity to a block of units which Rita’s parents had built in the area.“We live just down the road,” Mr Lawrie said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa6 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoThe kitchen at 128 Kennedy Terrace.At $1.175m Mr Lawrie entered the auction, joining five other active bidders among the crowd of more than 60 gathered under the back deck, on the kerb and in the backyard.Five minutes into the auction a seventh bidder, on the phone from Taringa in Brisbane’s inner west, entered the auction with a bid of $1.22m. Auctioneer Justin Nickerson looks toward the Taringa phone bidder during the auction of 128 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington.“He was in love with this property,” Ms O’Dea said. “Not the typical profile, the family is a little older.”At $1.255m with the family from Taringa in front, the auction was paused to seek instructions from the sellers. The house was announced on the market and after a short volley of bids, the house sold for $1.262m to the family from Taringa.“That’s okay, we’re looking at Gordon Park and Nundah next, with the help of in-laws who are our eyes up there,” Mr Tobin said. last_img read more

Rotary Club of Orleans donate books and technical supplies to Dominican schools

first_img Sharing is caring! Member of the Rotary Club of Orleans, Carmen Larsen-Grijalva (left) and president of the Rotary Club of Dominica, Marvlyn Birmingham. The president of the Rotary Club of Dominica, Marvlyn Birmingham and president of the Rotary club of Orleans, Julia Ginley, have collaborated on a project for the second consecutive year, this time to donate books to several schools and organizations across the island.The Rotary Club of Orleans in Ottawa, Canada, has chosen Dominica as a focus for its international service projects. In March 2011, with the support of the Rotary Club of Dominica, the Rotary Club of Orleans (RCO) provided the Alpha Centre with books, equipment and school supplies, as well as library tools and resources valued at over $15, 000 US. These books and resources contained many tools to assist in the development of Autistic children. The club also arranged for experts from the Children’s Hospital to train parents and teachers of autistic children and provide a seminar for over 70 healthcare professionals.This year the Rotary Club of Orleans, through donations from the Ottawa Roman Catholic School Board, Fabricland Orleans and private donors has shipped 208 boxes of books and teaching supplies, including sewing material and notions. With the help of the Rotary Club of Dominica and the Alpha Centre, Rotary Club of Orleans Rotarian Carmen Larsen-Grijalva has been leading the distribution of these supplies to a multitude of institutions across Dominica have received and will benefit from these goods.They include;• The Alpha Centre in Goodwill• The Insulukati School in the Kalinago Territory• The Salybia Primary School in the Kalinago Territory• The Dominica Red Cross in Roseau• The Caribbean HIV&AIDS Alliance in Roseau• The Old Mill Cultural Centre’s Art Institute• The Alliance Francais in Roseau• The Pioneer Preparatory School in Checkhall, Massacre• Alcoholics Anonymous Dominica in Roseau• The Dominica Grammar School in Roseau• The St. Luke’s Primary School in Pointe Michel• The House of Hope in Delices• The Laudat Primary School• The Coulibistrie Primary School• The Public Library• The Delices Primary School• The St. Martin’s Secondary School in Roseau and• The Morne Prosper Primary SchoolThe clubs anticipate that through these institutions, many other people will benefit.The Alpha Centre hopes to start an after school remedial program with the academic books that it has received.The fabric and sewing notions that were sent will be used in the sewing programs of both the Alpha Centre and the Insulukati School.Both of these schools received three sewing machines last year thanks to the Rotary Club of Dominica and the Rotary Club of Orleans respectively.Librarian at the Public Library, Davina Jones wrote a thank you note to the Rotary Club stating; “Let me assure you that your generosity will greatly assist the Public Library’s goal of providing information and leisure material for readers as well as helping in Dominica’s economic development”.The Clubs are grateful to several organizations that made this donation possible, in particular, the Venezuela Embassy and Ambassador Carmen Grijalva for providing transportation and assistance in sorting and delivering the items, Pedro Jose Grijalva, Vice President Rotary Alto Prado in Caracas, Comfortel de Champ, Fort Young Hotel and the Alpha Centre.Photographs compliments Rotary Club of Orleans member, Carmen Larsen-Grijalva. [nggallery id =203]Press Release Share Tweet 69 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Rotary Club of Orleans donate books and technical supplies to Dominican schools by: – July 13, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Voleuse yields Vintage harvest

first_img Steps To Freedom was slightly squeezed up by the winner a furlong out but was ultimately well beaten in fourth. Pat Smullen was still forced to keep Voleuse De Coeurs (7-4) up to her work but she eventually won going away. Weld said: “I see her as being very progressive and possibly an outstanding stayer. I thought she would win and this is a race I wanted to win. “She was very good over staying distances last year. She is entered in the Ascot Gold Cup but that might be a bit soon for here. “She could go for the Curragh Cup and then the Irish St Leger, and she could be a Gold Cup horse next year. Conditions were perfect for her as she always wants a little ease in the ground.” Press Association Voleuse De Coeurs got back on the winning trail in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan.center_img Dermot Weld’s filly won the Irish Cesarewitch by 10 lengths from Missunited last season, and those two again fought out the finish in this Listed race over a mile and six furlongs. Voleuse De Coeurs was disappointing behind El Salvador on her seasonal return at Limerick, but left the 5-4 favourite back in third on this occasion. last_img read more

Indian Premier League final venue decision after checking with Chennai

first_imgNew Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided that a call on whether Chennai will get to host the final of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League will be taken after discussing the issue with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA). The closure of the three stands at the Chepauk Stadium is the cause for concern as otherwise the rule of the tournament says that the defending champion gets to host the opening game as well the final.The Supreme Court-appointer Committee of Administrators met in the capital on Monday, but a decision was not reached. Members of the board will have an interaction with TNCA officials before taking a call on whether Chennai hosts the coveted final or the hosting right is given to Hyderabad as they were runners-up last year.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official said that it was important to speak to TNCA before a call is taken on the matter. “It is important to meet the TNCA officials since Chennai should be the venue for the finals in the ordinary course.The BCCI-IPL must also make all efforts to speak with the local authorities to ensure the requisite permissions are granted in order for the cricket loving public of Chennai to witness the IPL final,” the official said. Last year Chennai lost on hosting Chennai Super Kings’ home games after the Cauvery water dispute saw their home games being shifted to Pune. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Nicholls St. looks to sweep SHSU

first_img February 6, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSam Houston State (15-8, 8-4) vs. Nicholls State (14-9, 8-4)David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Nicholls State goes for the season sweep over Sam Houston State after winning the previous matchup in Huntsville. The teams last played each other on Jan. 4, when Sam Houston State made just three 3-pointers on 19 attempts while the Colonels went 13 for 32 from deep on their way to a 70-58 victory. Nicholls St. looks to sweep SHSU SUPER SENIORS: Nicholls State has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Warith Alatishe, Dexter McClanahan, Elvis Harvey Jr. and Andre Jones have collectively accounted for 63 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 69 percent of all Colonels points over the last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: The Colonels have given up only 67.9 points per game to conference opponents so far, an improvement from the 73.4 per game they allowed to non-conference competition.MIGHTY MITCHELL: Across 23 appearances this season, Sam Houston State’s Kai Mitchell has shot 55.1 percent.PERFECT WHEN: The Colonels are 6-0 when they block at least five opposing shots and 8-9 when they fall shy of that mark. The Bearkats are 8-0 when they hold opponents to 65 points or fewer and 7-8 whenever opponents exceed 65 points.BEHIND THE ARC: Nicholls State’s McClanahan has attempted 156 3-pointers and connected on 32.1 percent of them, and is 5 of 19 over his last three games.STOUT STATE: Nicholls State has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 26.7 percent of all possessions this year, the fifth-highest rate among all Division I teams.center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Top recruits Ogundeko, Smith to announce commitments tomorrow; Both have Syracuse on their lists

first_imgEbenezer Ogundeko is the top recruit in New York state. He’s a highly touted defensive end who could see playing time as a freshman.And he just might end up at Syracuse.Ogundeko, from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, will make his decision Friday during the Under Armour All-American Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla. that will air on ESPN at 5 p.m. He has offers from a wealth of schools, including Southeastern Conference powers Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Ohio State, Oregon, Notre Dame and Miami were also among the programs that extended offers.Ogundeko, though, cut down his list to Syracuse and Clemson.The 6-foot-3, 240-pound end could also play as an outside linebacker at the collegiate level. rated him as a three-star prospect, while Rivals gave him four stars. According to, he made official visits to Arizona State, Clemson, Florida and Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLaray Smith, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound running back will also make his college decision Friday. Smith, from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, has offers from several schools in addition to Syracuse, including Connecticut, Purdue and Tennessee, according to to Rivals, Smith ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds. Rivals also ranks him as the eighth-best prospect in New York state. and Rivals gave him three stars.Securing the commitments of one or both of these players would be a major accomplishment for Doug Marrone and the Orange, and would make Syracuse’s already-solid recruiting class even stronger. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_isemanlast_img read more