Istra Outdoor Experience once again showed how our tourism should be developed

first_img“In most cases, people are against such partnerships because they think they are in competition. But we are not competitors, we are partners. I don’t have horses and I will never have them, he has no quads and he certainly has no intention of ever buying them. Everyone works in their own segment, no one interferes in anyone’s business, but if we work together, we all get better. The guests are very satisfied because that way they get an all-day activity and can try out all the activities. It is not clear to us why everyone is surprised by this. We have been doing this for more than 10 years. We have set a fair and correct agreement at the start and that is why our cooperation is of high quality and we believe that it will work for many years to come.Says Draguzet. What does the IOE team do that others don’t? – The answer to this question is a new tourist product. And this through the provision of outdoor activities; wine, brandy, liqueur tastings, as well as organizing and serving food in small groups directly in nature outdoors, thus giving the guest a complete destination experience and safety again due to the current health situation. Another important lesson for all those involved in tourism. We don’t need one giant, for example “Agrokor”, where everything has one, but we need 100 little ones who ultimately make up the same story. But with one significant difference. The distribution of money goes down to the local level to hundreds of families. Local workforce. Local family farms. keep going down it’s sustainable development. Everyone lives directly or indirectly from tourism. They all earn well and have a high quality of life. Just turn the story around, that only one has all 15 RES services and products. Namely, the representatives of the Istra Outdoor Experience team gathered last Thursday at the Multimedia Center Barban with the aim of developing a program for launching tourism in the post-crisis period. 1 + 1 is not 2, but 15 Istra Outdoor Experience (IOE) is one of the best correct examples in Croatia of how tourism should be developed. This is a story of strategic development, synergy, micro-entrepreneurship and smart thinking about tourism and destination development. This is exactly the meaning of tourism. Offer quality, different and authentic content. This is exactly the “holy grail” of how to extend the tourist season. And the most important thing is to increase tourist consumption, which does not encourage imports, but quite the opposite – goes down to the local economy. Not to one, but to as many micro-entrepreneurs as possible. This closes this magical sustainable tourist circle. So people stay on their land and in rural areas. So we have a unique tourism product. “Through all the years of our cooperation, we concluded that together we are “stronger” and we managed to raise tourism in the Barban region to a higher level and influence the extension of the tourist season, because in the pre-season and post-season it is not enough to offer only “sun and sea”, but in combination with all these activities, these seasons are ideal for such activities because Istria has an ideal climate because the winters are not too cold, so we can work practically all year round, which is a rarity in other parts. Our motto is: MORE, BETTER, STRONGER!”Concludes Draguzet. Encouraging innovation in tourism, elaboration of marketing strategies and business networking were just some of the topics of the Anti-corona meeting, by which the IOE team wants to revive the numb tourism sector caused by the corona situation. Therefore, at the meeting of Istra Outdoor Experience, they especially emphasized the additional networking and connection of all activities in tourism in the Istrian County and approaching users through digital channels as the best solution to the new situation. Moreover, at the meeting they expanded their cooperation with new partners. Istra Adventure, Glavani Park, Ranch Barba Tone, Konoba Vorichi, Camp Dvor and Travel Istria, as the founders of this informal organization, say that the opportunity should be taken out of the post-crisis situation as it was at the very beginning of their partnership 10 years ago. it is a challenge to provide of a different tourist product due to an uncertain period. Balm for my ears, and the key word is – to act. Yes, we all have to start from ourselves and act. And not waiting for a “miracle”. This is the first prerequisite for starting some things from the deadlock. If anyone needs to get all possible support (from the Ministry of Tourism, CNTB, the system of tourist boards, counties, etc. u) in our tourism, it is the team around RES. IOEs are proof that synergy is possible in the destination among micro-entrepreneurs (“competitors”) and an example of tourism as it should be in Croatia. We must certainly emphasize once again, as every year the IOE invites travel agencies and private renters to meet them and join them in their story, so that together they can all be stronger and offer a better and most importantly – a sustainable and complete tourist product. . Also, not everyone can learn in the entire IOE network or association, and the only criteria are quality, synergy and whether they want to work with everyone under the same conditions.center_img “As the above-mentioned situation is changing day by day not only in the Republic of Croatia, but also in the European Union and the rest of the world, we must act, primarily reasonably and not only expect economic change, but do everything in our power to create the preconditions to make that change happen. We won’t get anything from waiting”Pointed out Mladen Draguzet from Istra Outdoor Experience. Taught by good experience when the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Žminj, Mljekara Latus, Pršutana Jelenić, OPG Žminjski gušti and the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Marčana from Krnica Boat Excursions and Konoba Da Rocco, Istra Outdoor joined the team in January this year. The experience team decided expand cooperation with new partners – OPG Frane, In Sylvis wines and Beach bar Cadena who expressed interest in working in a team. Responding to changing trends in the tourism sector is certainly easier through joint action. Therefore, a positive step in the work of this team is the conclusion of new collaborations with partners who perform various activities and the creation of a new tourism product. And in this crisis, I could not expect the status quo from the IOE, but again something different and proactive. And they did not disappoint, in fact, they delighted me again. / / / ISTRIA OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE EXAMPLE OF TOURISM DEVELOPING STRATEGICALLY. THE MAGIC WORD IS SYNERGY I can give many examples, but here’s a plastic one all clear. One grows wheat, the other has a mill, the third makes bread, the fourth buys this homemade bread, the fifth makes pasta, the sixth makes sauce, the seventh grows mushrooms, the eighth grows cows, the ninth “continue the series”. Such a value chain is imperative today. Of course, big capital does not see interest here, because logically and quite justifiably, it wants to consolidate everything under one cap in order to reduce costs, be more efficient and to complete the whole process. But, in this story, it is much more efficient for the development of the local community and even the state, and not the individual. The positive impact can be concretely measured through various factors, from economic to immigration from rural areas. But we will do that in more detail on another occasion. “By enriching the tourist offer and networking, the Istra Outdoor Experience team strengthens the recognition and position of Istria as a destination in all European and world markets. “Concludes Draguzet. So logical, natural, sustainable and simple. It is the base and skeleton of tourism. Certainly an example as a positive case study for all students of tourism management, in fact, as well as a practice for students to experience in a practical way which means the strategic development of the destination. “Now we have gathered all the partners, in fact we have expanded our cooperation with new partners, and we have all made programs that can be carried out outdoors as much as possible. So, in addition to adrenaline content, we also have lunch with our partners in the olive grove, dinner in the vineyard and all tastings in the open air ” Draguzet pointed out. Istra Outdoor Experience is an informal association of companies in the municipality of Barban that offer active holidays, and bring together 15 partners, and thus together make a unique quality tourist product in Croatia. PS Hotels, agencies, renters… you have excellent quality tourist content. Content that is crucial for extending the tourist season, raising tourist spending (which remains at the local level) and raising the level of tourist satisfaction with our destination. An example of RES is the base, foundation and skeleton, and the rest is an upgrade. Just like when we build a house, we need to have a strong and healthy foundation. In conclusion, as always, it’s all up to ourselves. We must not look only at ourselves, but we must look at the bigger picture. Either we want to develop tourism strategically and sustainably or not.last_img read more

Transborders pens joint study agreement for FLNG solution with Mitsui

first_imgPerth-based Transborders Energy has signed a joint study agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to further develop its floating LNG solution and pursue its deployment on a range of stranded offshore gas resource opportunities.Source: TransbordersTransborders said on Monday that its FLNG solution provided a pre-determined 1.3 mtpa FLNG development concept with a package of streamlined commercial and regulatory approval framework, including LNG buyers, to gas resource owners.The company’s chairman Jack Sato stated: “We are very pleased to welcome MOL as a strategic partner to our FLNG solution. In addition to Kyushu Electric Power Company in Japan, participation of MOL, a world-class major shipping line, will definitely underpin Transborders’ business model and strengthen the development of our venture.”Through this JSA, Transborders will collaborate with MOL on conducting technical pre-FEED with partners TechnipFMC and Add Energy.The duo will also pre-negotiate key commercial terms of the FLNG solution with existing study partner Kyushu Electric Power, TechnipFMC, and Add Energy, and pursue the deployment of the FLNG solution on stranded gas resource opportunities.Upon completion of the Transborders’ FLNG solution development work at the end of 2019, Transborders said it would be in a position to convert a range of stranded gas resources into ‘project sanction (FID) ready’ state within 24 months after FLNG solution deployment, while also allowing LNG buyers access to competitive LNG supply sources.It is worth noting that Transborders’ FLNG solution development work obtained a “Major Project” designation from the Australian Federal Government in March 2018.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

More Meddling with Marriage

first_imgOtago Daily Times 11 September 2014Travis McIntosh and Matt McCormick wrote their wedding vows yesterday, brimming with ”nervous excitement” about their big day.The Dunedin men will marry tomorrow, but their move has horrified gay groups.The pair are heterosexual best mates.Engineering student Mr McIntosh (23) and teacher Mr McCormick (24) will tie the knot to win a The Edge radio station competition and a trip to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.Mr McCormick said from Auckland yesterday opposition to the wedding was understandable but the pair never intended to offend anyone.”We are not here to insult anyone. We are here to do our own thing and travel our own path.”

UWI Head wants disabled to speak out against matters that concern them

first_img Share LocalNews UWI Head wants disabled to speak out against matters that concern them by: – July 5, 2011 Sharing is caring! Dr. Francis Severin. Photo credit: GIS NewsHead of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dr. Francis Severin has called on the persons living with disabilities in Dominica to speak out against issues affecting them.Dr. Severin was the featured speaker at the 27th Annual General Meeting of the Dominica Association of Persons Living with Disabilities on Monday.He says the disabled community should continue to agitate for the ratification on the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.“I never buy the explanation of lack of funds. We find funds to do a lot of other things. It is unfortunate that we have a perception of our politicians as being interested in only what allows them to win the next general elections,” he said.He said persons living with disabilities form a significant and critical percentage of the Dominica population.“I do not know what percentage you form of the electorate but that becomes a very critical proportion or percentage of the Dominican population. That becomes critical in any decision by any government or political party to take on board your concerns. It is incumbent of you to make your voices heard at all times on all issues,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img 25 Views no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

Traffic on State Road 3 Bypass to switch today

first_imgGreensburg, IN—INDOT announced today that all State Road 3 Bypass traffic will switch to the northbound lanes this afternoon in Greensburg between I-74 to State Road 46. The State Road 3 Bypass resurfacing project is expected to be complete by October 31.last_img

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports They’re looking for changes in rules that restrict their ability to market themselves during the Olympics.TENNIS-OBIT-JEANNE EVERTJeanne Evert diesDELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The younger sister of 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert has died.A funeral home in Delray Beach, Florida, posted an obituary that said Jeanne Evert Dubin died Thursday at age 62 after a 2 1/2-year struggle with ovarian cancer. Newman wrote that he was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones, and that the doctors have been pleased with his progress over the last few days. He said he is looking forward to getting behind the wheel again. However, there’s no timetable for his return to competitive racing.Newmark said it is Newman’s intent to race for the 2020 Cup championship this season, and the driver plans to ask NASCAR for an exemption to qualify for the playoffs once he’s medically cleared to return.NHL-SCHEDULECapitals regain division leadUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Capitals have regained sole possession of first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division by knocking off the suddenly-cold Pittsburgh Penguins. LeBron James poured in 29 points, including a fallaway jumper with 30 seconds remaining in the Lakers’ 114-112 triumph over the Boston Celtics. James missed a tying free throw moments before his late bucket point the Lakers ahead to stay.Anthony Davis had 32 points and 13 rebounds in the fifth straight win overall for the Western Conference leaders.Jayson Tatum matched his career high with 41 points for the Celtics, who had won 12 of 14 starting with a 32-point rout of the Lakers in Boston last month.Checking out Sunday’s other NBA action:— Kyle Lowry extend his career-best run of double-doubles to six by delivering 16 points and 11 assists in the Raptors’ 127-81 dismantling of the Pacers. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 21 points and Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) added 15 with a season-high 15 rebounds as the Atlantic Division leaders moved 2 ½ games ahead of the second-place Celtics. Toronto has won 17 of 18 overall and nine straight at home following their most lopsided victory ever. — Jordan Kyrou (KY’-roo) and Brayden Schenn scored 3:40 in the first period to give the Blues a 2-0 lead in their fourth straight win, 4-1 against the Wild. Oskar Sundqvist furnished a goal and an assist as the Western Conference leaders regained a three-point edge over Colorado. Jordan Binnington handled 32 shots for the Blues, who have allowed just two goals in their last four games.— The Islanders are six points off the Metropolitan Division lead after Anders Lee’s two goals and one assist led a 4-1 victory against the Sharks. Devon Toews (deh-VAHN tayvz) finished with a goal and an assist, while Mat Barzal and Brock Nelson each set up two scores in the Islanders’ fifth consecutive home win. Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yuhn vahr-LAH’-mahv) stopped 29 shots for New York, which has scored four goals in its last two games after netting just two during an 0-4 road trip.— Connor McDavid contributed a goal and an assist as the Oilers doubled up the Kings, 4-2. McDavid set up Leon Draisaitl’s (DRY’-sy-tulz) team-high 36th goal late in the first period to put Edmonton ahead to stay. Mike Smith stopped 21 shots in helping the Oilers move past the Canucks for second place in the Pacific Division.— William Karlsson recorded his third career hat trick before Shea Theodore’s overtime goal bailed out the Golden Knights in a 6-5 win at Anaheim. Theodore stretched the Knights’ winning streak to a season-high six games after Vegas coughed up a 5-3 lead in the last three minutes of regulation. Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist as the Golden Knights expanded their Pacific Division lead to three points over the Oilers.— Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan provided first-period goals and the Flames opened a five-game road trip with a 4-2 win over the Red Wings. Andrew Mangiapane (man-jah-PAH’-nee) scored Calgary’s last two goals, one of which came into an empty net at the end. Calgary is tied with Arizona for the first wild card in the Western Conference, one point ahead of Winnipeg. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULELakers hold off CelticsUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have gained a split of their two-game season series with the Boston Celtics. — Kyle Okposo (ah-POH’-soh) enjoyed his first two-goal game in 23 months to lead the Sabres’ 2-1 victory against the Jets. Okposo scored the go-ahead goal 7:37 into the third period of Buffalo’s fifth win in six games. The Sabres’ surge puts them six points behind third-place Toronto in the Atlantic Division.— Tyler Seguin’s (SAY’-gihnz) second-period goal broke a 1-1 deadlock and sent the Stars past the Blackhawks, 2-1. Seguin has four goals in his last six games after going 17 games without one. Anton Khudobin (koo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 31 shots for Dallas, which remains four points behind St. Louis for the Central Division lead.NHL-HURRICANES-GOALIE MOVESHurricanes recall 2 netmindersRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled goaltenders Anton Forsberg and Alex Nedeljkovic (nuh-DEHL’-koh-vihch) from their AHL affiliate following injuries to their top two netminders. Dorrell was 35-27 as UCLA’s head coach before embarking on a 14-season run in the NFL.PGA-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIPReed wins in Mexico CityMEXICO CITY (AP) — Patrick Reed closed with a 4-under 67 to take the Mexico Championship.Reed was two shots back with four to play before reeling off three straight birdies to overtake Bryan DeChambeau for his second World Golf Championship title. He recovered from a wild tee shot into the trees on 18 to two-putt from 35 feet to wrap up his eighth PGA title at 18 under. Indiana improved to 18-9 overall and 8-8 in the Big Ten.The Nittany Lions dropped to 20-7 overall and 10-6 in the conference despite Lamar Stevens’ game-high 29 points.In other top-25 action Sunday:— Marcus Zegarowski made all seven of his 3-pointers and finished with 25 points as No. 16 Creighton hammered 21st-rated Butler, 81-59. Christian Bishop had a career-high 19 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists as the Bluejays beat a ranked opponent for the fourth straight time. The Bulldogs dropped their third in a row and played the second half without season scoring leader Kamar Baldwin because of a left ankle injury.— No. 16 Seton Hall rolled to an 81-65 win over St. John’s behind Myles Powell’s 18 points. Sandro Mamukelashvili added 16 points and nine rebounds as the Pirates moved to 12-3 in the Big East with a wire-to-wire victory. Romero Gill had 12 points while going 6 for 6 from the floor to help Seton Hall stay one game ahead of Creighton atop the Big East standings. Associated Press Ohio State ends Maryland’s streak, Indiana knocks off Penn StateUNDATED (AP) — Ohio State and Indiana continue their bids to work themselves into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.The Buckeyes ended Maryland’s nine-game winning streak as Luther Muhammad scored 22 points in a 79-72 victory over the seventh-ranked Terrapins in Columbus. Kaleb Wesson with 15 points and Duane Washington Jr. added 13 for Ohio State, while Andre Wesson and C.J. Jackson each had 12.Aaron Wiggins had a team-high 20 points for the Terps, but leading scorers Jalen Smith and Anthony Cowan combined for just 18 after entering the game averaging 34.At Bloomington, Al Durham contributed 14 points and Trayce Jackson-Davis added 13 with 10 rebounds as the unranked Hoosiers knocked off No. 9 Penn State, 68-60. Indiana coughed up a 13-point, halftime lead and trailed 48-42 with 12:17 remaining before scoring the next 11 points, capped by a dunk from Jackson-Davis that put his team ahead, 55-48. DiBenedetto finished 0.491 behind Logano in his second race for the Wood Brothers, a Penske partner. Stenhouse was third after taking the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500.NASCAR-NEWMAN-HEAD INJURYNewman confirms he suffered head injury in Daytona 500 crashLAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Newman has said through a statement that he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details.Roush team president Steve Newmark opened a news conference before Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by reading a lengthy statement from Newman.center_img February 24, 2020 DeChambeau appeared to seize control with five birdies in a six-hole stretch starting at No. 9. He settled for second after completing a 65.Jon Rahm and Erik Van Rooyen were three off the pace and one ahead of Rory McIlroy.MLB-NEWSRed Sox put former AL MVP Pedroia on 60-day injured listFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY’-ah) on the 60-day injured list, further putting in doubt whether the former AL MVP will play again. James Reimer and Petr Mrazek (muh-RA’-zehk) were hurt during Saturday’s 6-3 victory at Toronto, forcing Carolina to use an emergency netminder to close out the victory. 42-year-old Zamboni driver David Ayres entered in the second period and stopped eight of 10 shots to pick up the win.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-COLORADO-DORRELLDorrell hired by BuffsBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Karl Dorrell is back in the Pac 12.Colorado has hired Dorrell as its head football coach, 13 years after he left UCLA. The 56-year-old Dorrell comes to Boulder two weeks after Mel Tucker bolted for Michigan State and 72 hours after Dorrell was named assistant head coach of the Dolphins. The 36-year-old Pedroia has played just nine games over the last two seasons. The four-time All-Star has spent the time trying to recover from an injury he sustained when Baltimore’s Manny Machado slid spikes-high into his left knee in May 2017.In other MLB news:— Yoenis Céspedes (yoh-EHN’-ehs SEHS’-peh-dehs) says he expects to be ready to play by opening day. Out of the lineup since July 2018 with heel problems, Céspedes said Sunday that he plans to play in spring training games by the middle of March. And if all goes well, he intends to be in the lineup on March 26 when the Mets host the World Series champion Washington Nationals in the opener.ATHLETES SURVEYSurvey finds Olympic, elite athletes struggling financially The Caps own a two-point lead over the Pens after T.J. Oshie (OH’-shee) scored the go-ahead goal with 9:20 left in Washington’s 5-3 victory against Pittsburgh. Carl Hagelin (HAG’-lihn) tallied twice while the Capitals scored four times in the third period to win for just the second time in eight games.Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who have been outscored 14-5 while losing their last three games.After the game the Capitals acquired winger Ilya Kovalchuk (KOH’-vul-chuhk) from the Canadiens for a 2020 third-round pick. Montreal will retain 50% of Kovalchuk’s $700,000 salary and cap hit.He has six goals and 13 points in 22 games since joining the Canadiens following his contract buyout by the Kings.Elsewhere on NHL ice: — Paul Millsap scored a season-high 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting as the Nuggets knocked off the Timberwolves, 128-116. Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) hit 11 of his 14 attempts and finished with 24 points to help Denver bounce back from its first loss to a Northwest Division opponent. Jamal Murray added 19 points for the Northwest leaders, who are 2 ½ games ahead of second-place Utah.— Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Steven Adams each had double-doubles and Chris Paul almost had a triple-double in the Thunder’s 12th win in 15 games, 131-103 against the Spurs. Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 boards, and Paul finished with 12 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. Rookie Luguentz Dort scored 15 points on 6-for-6 for Oklahoma City while playing on a two-way contract.— CJ McCollum had 41 points, a career-high 12 assists and nine rebounds as the Trail Blazers knocked off the Pistons, 107-104. McCollum scored or assisted on 14 consecutive Portland points in the first quarter and finished with 15 points and five assists in the period. Carmelo Anthony scored more than 30 points for the first time since Feb. 25, 2017, finishing with 32.— The Bulls earned a 126-117 win over the Wizards as Coby White scored 33 points to join Michael Jordan as the only Chicago rookie with consecutive 30-point games. The Bulls overcame Bradley Beal’s career-high 53 points to snap an eight-game losing streak. Zach LaVine (lah-VEEN’) added 32 points and broke the franchise record for 3-pointers in a season.— The Pelicans continued their playoff push as Zion Williamson had 28 points and seven rebounds in their 115-101 decision over the Warriors. Jrue Holiday furnished 11 of his 23 points while New Orleans was outscoring Golden State, 38-24 in the fourth quarter. Nicolo Melli matched career highs with 20 points and six 3-pointers in the Pelicans’ fifth win in six games. NBA-GRIZZLIES-JACKSON INJUREDGrizzlies: Jackson out at least 2 weeks with sprained kneeMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss at least two weeks after spraining his left knee during Friday’s game against the Lakers.An MRI exam showed Jackson suffered the injury contesting a shot late in the second quarter. He is the Grizzlies’ second-leading scorer, averaging 16.9 points per game.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE UNDATED (AP) — An eye-opening survey finds that the majority of elite and Olympic athletes struggle to make ends meet.Fifty-eight percent of the 491 respondents from across the globe say they do not consider themselves financially stable.The survey paints a realistic picture of the sacrifices many athletes make to get to the top in Olympic sports.Scores of athletes say the funding they receive from sports organizations in their countries is hardly enough to make ends meet.Majorities say multibillion-dollar organizations like the International Olympic Committee should pay them to compete at their events. NASCAR-LAS VEGASLogano wins at Vegas againLAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano has won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second straight year, pulling it out in a two-lap sprint to the finish that ended under caution.Logano put his No. 22 Ford for Team Penske in the victory lane by holding off runner-up Matt DiBenedetto, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Austin Dillon.A caution with six laps remaining complicated the race to the finish as all but seven cars on the lead lap headed to pit road for tires. Evert Dubin was a world-ranked tennis player in her own right, turning pro at age 15 following a stellar junior career. She and sister Chris played doubles together for two years, ranking No. 4. Evert Dubin reached a career-high ranking of No. 28 in the world in 1978, when she retired from competition.last_img read more

The Latest: White Sox pitching prospect Kopech not playing

first_imgVirginia says two football players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will self-isolate for at least 10 days, along with other members of the program found to have come into close contact with them.The school says 110 players were tested when the player returned to campus beginning July 5 for voluntary workouts. The players were all tested before the workout began, the school says. It adds that none of the players that tested positive have required hospitalization.The tests were administered by UVA athletics sports medicine.The players with positive test results will self-isolate for 10 days, or until they have been fever-free for at least three days, whichever is longer. They also will undergo cardiac screening before they are permitted to join daily sports functions.The school did not indicate how many others were determined through contact tracing to have come into close contact with the players infected. It also did not indicate whether any coaches or other football staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. More AP sports: and All those found to have come into contact with the infected players will be asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days and are unable to participate in daily sports functions in that time.___San Francisco Giants star catcher Buster Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.Posey announced his decision on Friday. He says his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week. The babies were born prematurely and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided to opt out of the season. Posey had missed three practices while dealing with a personal issue.Posey joins other big-name players like Dodgers pitcher David Price, Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado’s Ian Desmond and Arizonna pitcher Mike Leake in deciding not to take part in the 60-game season this year. The White Sox believe they are poised for a turnaround after seven straight losing seasons. But losing Kopech for the season and Moncada for at least a little while are big blows.Both players had been absent since the White Sox resumed workouts last week for the first time since Major League Baseball shut down camps in March.The team had said Kopech was dealing with a personal issue.“We recognize that reaching this decision is incredibly difficult for any competitive athlete, and our organization is understanding and supportive,” general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “We will work with Michael to assure his development continues throughout 2020, and we look forward to welcoming him back into our clubhouse for the 2021 season.”The 24-year-old right-hander is coming back from Tommy John surgery in September 2018. He hit triple-digits on the radar gun during his first spring training appearance. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Chicago White Sox prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech has opted not to play this season. The team also said star third baseman Yoán Moncada and pitcher Jose Ruiz were placed on the 10-day injure list because of unspecified ailments. The Latest: White Sox pitching prospect Kopech not playingcenter_img ___Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to make its decision on fall sports in “late July.”The league put out Swofford’s statement Friday afternoon, saying the league has prepared “numerous scenarios” for fall competition over the last few months. The decision would come from the league’s board of directors.Earlier this week, the ACC delayed the start of fall competition until at least Sept. 1. That move impacts non-revenue programs like soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country, but not football for now. The first football game involving a league team is North Carolina State’s trip to Louisville on Sept. 2.___ Kopech was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on March 26 and likely would have opened the year in the minors had the season started on time.Kopech was acquired by Chicago in the December 2016 trade that sent Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox. He made his big league debut in 2018, going 1-1 with a 5.02 ERA in four starts.Moncada set career highs by hitting .315 with 25 homers and 79 RBIs in a breakthrough season last year.___South American soccer body CONMEBOL said Friday its Copa Libertadores tournament will restart Sept. 15, more than six months after it was suspended. July 10, 2020 — Josh Dubow reporting.___The Red Sox and Blue Jays will play two exhibition games at Fenway Park before baseball’s delayed regular-season opener.Toronto will visit Boston on July 21 and 22 before heading down to Tampa Bay for its opener. The Red Sox are scheduled to open at home against the Baltimore Orioles on July 24.___ The Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious club competition of the region, will resume on Oct. 27, CONMEBOL said.South America is one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brazil alone has counted more than 70,000 fatalities due to the virus.The soccer body said teams that need to play out of their hometowns because of the pandemic will have enough time to do so. The presence of fans will depend on local authorities, according to CONMEBOL’s health protocols.___The University of Michigan says two athletes tested positive during a second round of COVID-19 testing, bringing the total to four out of the 375 who have been tested. The school says none of the 139 staff members have tested positive.last_img read more

Kyle Larson loses main sponsors over racist comment on live stream

first_imgKyle Larson’s primary NASCAR Cup Series sponsors announced they would terminate their relationships with him after he used the N-word on an iRacing live stream on Sunday.McDonald’s and Credit One Bank each issued statements Monday afternoon explaining the decision. The fast food chain said Larson did not act in a way that reflected its “inclusive values.” The financial institution, which three hours earlier had issued a statement on Larson not specifying whether it would take action, wrote in an updated comment that it denounced Larson’s offensive language. McDonald’s announces it has dropped Kyle Larson.”We were extremely disappointed and appalled to hear about this incident. The comments made by Kyle Larson are insensitive, offensive and not reflective of our inclusive values and will not be tolerated.”— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein_) April 13, 2020Statement from Credit One Bank regarding sponsorship of Kyle Larson.— Credit One Bank (@CreditOneBank) April 13, 2020MORE: Kyle Larson apologizes for slurLarson has been suspended by NASCAR indefinitely as a result of Sunday’s incident. He also has been fired by both Chip Ganassi Racing and Chevrolet.iRacing is a realistic simulator drivers have been using during the coronavirus pandemic to entertain NASCAR fans. Larson was competing in the game among racing pals on a live Twitch broadcast when he used the slur.last_img read more


first_imgD’AMATO HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SAN LUIS REYGAINES EYES BETTER SCENARIO FOR TEXAS RYANOADVANCE WAGERING FRIDAY ON DUBAI WORLD CUPSTEWART ELLIOTT RECEIVES WOOLF AWARD SUNDAY Jerry Hollendorfer12326192221%54%$1,701,389 Joseph Talamo15924162115%38%$822,023 ELLIOTT TO RECEIVE WOOLF AWARD SUNDAYVeteran jockey Stewart Elliott, who was named winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award on Feb. 24, will receive the prestigious trophy, which depicts the legendary George (The Iceman) Woolf, in a Winner’s Circle ceremony between races at Santa Anita on Sunday.Established to honor the memory of Woolf, who died following a spill on Santa Anita’s Club House turn on Jan. 3, 1946, the Woolf Award was first presented by Santa Anita in 1950 and this year marks the 68th anniversary of the honor that can only be won once.Voted on by jockeys nationwide, the Woolf Award seeks to recognize riders who have not only achieved a high degree of success in the saddle, but who have conducted both their personal and professional lives in a manner that brings credit to the sport of Thoroughbred racing and to them personally.Born in Toronto on March 11, 1965, Elliot celebrated his 52nd birthday on Santa Anita Handicap Day, March 11. A strong finisher who is also an outstanding judge of pace, Elliott, best known for capturing the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with Smarty Jones, has now amassed more than 4,700 career wins.One of five 2017 Woolf finalists, Elliott outpolled contemporaries Kerwin Clark, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy and Scott Stevens. Flavien Prat22852384323%58%$3,285,875 ADVANCE WAGERING FRIDAY ON SATURDAY’S DUBAI WORLD CUPOn Friday, there will be advance wagering on races three through nine on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup program. Early bird wagering opens at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, with betting available on races seven through nine, the ninth race being the World Cup with an approximate post time of 9:45 a.m.Arrogate, trained by Bob Baffert, drew post position nine in a field of 14. Hoppertunity, also trained by Baffert, has post position 11. Tiago Pereira10712111711%37%$415,991 Vladimir Cerin51912918%59%$491,664 FINISH LINES: Agent Vince DeGregory reports fellow agent Joe Griffin resting at home and doing fine after recently undergoing open heart surgery. “He’s getting better,” DeGregory said . . . Santa Anita Simulcast host Megan Devine did a stellar job on the Night School podcast this past Tuesday night. Night School, which is produced by, can be accessed by hitting the following link: htts:// . . . Santa Anita wagering ambassador Chris Ado and Ragozin Sheets guru Jon Hardoon will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday respectively, 11:20 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mark Glatt769111112%41%$460,215 Kent Desormeaux14130171721%45%$1,706,151 TEXAS RYANO SET FOR SAN LUIS REYTexas Ryano finished sixth, beaten just 3 ½ lengths, in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes Feb. 4, his first race in nine weeks, but Carla Gaines doesn’t attribute the off-the-board finish to his absence.“I think he’ll move forward,” the trainer said of the six-year-old full horse owned bybreeder Warren Williamson. “But more than not racing for nine weeks, I think conditions of the race, the pace and other things, caused him not to run quite as well as we were hoping.“It wasn’t just the nine-week layoff. That wasn’t even a factor. That’s my take on it.”A son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, Texas Ryano won Del Mar’s Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at a mile and a half last Nov. 15. All 19 of his races have been on turf. William Spawr32114534%63%$347,000 Philip D’Amato8918121320%48%$1,191,840 Peter Eurton58116719%41%$600,402 Edwin Maldonado771291116%42%$372,616 John Sadler6010121217%57%$625,380 Santiago Gonzalez13113221710%40%$675,443 Rafael Bejarano13823232317%50%$1,656,326 Peter Miller9828221029%61%$1,378,586center_img Mike Smith561861432%68%$1,871,827 Bob Baffert601481023%53%$1,543,516 (Current Through Saturday, March 18) Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Martin Pedroza11615212313%51%$699,512 D’AMATO ROLLS SAN LUIS REY DICE WITH LONGSHOTSPhil D’Amato sends out old timer Papacoolpapacool and new hand Syntax inSaturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes for four-year-olds and up at a mile and a half on turf.Tied for fourth in Santa Anita’s standings with 19 wins through Sunday, the trainer gives each an outside chance in the grassy marathon.“I’ve had Syntax about five months or so,” D’Amato said. “He’s a neat little horse and I’m still getting to know him. I think I’ve got two nice, live longshots in the race. I can see Syntax sitting mid-pack and coming with his run.”Bred in Ireland, Syntax is a five-year-old full horse formerly trained by Michael Dickinson before D’Amato ran him for the first time on Feb. 5, finishing third by a length in an overnight test at 1 1/8 miles on turf.Papacoolpapacool has run 15 times for D’Amato, winning four, including the restricted Pasadena and La Puente Stakes in 2015. The gelded son of Temple City has run 18 of his 20 career races on turf.“Papacool will be up close to the lead and try to get first run on the closers,” D’Amato said. “Both horses are doing really well and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do at a mile and a half.”On other fronts, D’Amato said Enola Gray came out of her smashing hillside turf course win in last Saturday’s Irish O’Brien Stakes in good fashion and it’s on to the Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes at a mile on grass April 8.“She came to the track Thursday morning and looked good,” D’Amato said of the California-bred daughter of Grazen owned and bred by Nick Alexander. “If she gives me a couple good breezes, that’s where we’ll run.Santa Anita Handicap runner-up Midnight Storm is “tentatively” set for the Grade I Met Mile on Belmont Stakes day, June 10, but D’Amato added,” there are a lot of options out there. He’ll probably breeze sometime next week, stretch his legs, and we’ll formulate a plan.“Tentatively, we have the Met Mile on our radar.”The San Luis Rey, the ninth and final race: Inordinate, Corey Nakatani, 8-1; Power Foot, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1; Flamboyant, Brice Blanc, 6-1; Ashleyluvssugar, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Liam the Charmer, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Syntax, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Buster Douglas, Santiago Gonzalez, 30-1; Papacoolpapacool, Edwin Maldonado, 10-1; Texas Ryano, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Itsinthepost, Tyler Baze, 5-1; Some in Tieme, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; and Site Read, Stewart Elliott, 30-1. J. Keith Desormeaux4494620%43%$509,505 Tyler Baze24743463017%48%$2,375,552 Doug O’Neill15018292112%45%$1,641,356 Corey Nakatani76138917%39%$806,207 Stewart Elliott15417162411%37%$827,993 Richard Baltas12522222018%51%$1,261,832 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Norberto Arroyo, Jr.10219111019%39%$841,556 Victor Espinoza62915715%50%$755,487 Jamie Theriot7497512%28%$440,570 Steven Miyadi60816613%50%$396,906 James M. Cassidy4588318%42%$427,091last_img read more


first_img ABEL CEDILLO, COMICAL, SECOND: “I know the other horse was a tough one. I like my filly, though. I worked her last week and she worked really easy. She tried really hard today. She kept coming, but I think the better horse beat me.”RUBEN FUENTES, K P DREAMIN, THIRD: “My horse ran great. I wish there was a little more speed to run at because our pace was a little slow for anyone to make up some ground. I wish there was somebody pressing the favorite, she had a comfortable trip, nice and easy, but I think we’ll be way better in the Breeders’ Cup”(On the future for K P Dreamin) “She’s most likely going to the Breeders’ Cup. Like I said, we can get a bigger field there. We can probably get a better pace to run at there, too”.TRAINER QUOTES BOB BAFFERT, BAST, WINNER: Surrounded by media: “I’ve never seen so much press here on a Friday.” Asked about the stretch duel: “I thought, wow, man, she’s really going to have to fight for this, but if she’s a really good filly, like I think she is, she’ll get through it, and she got that last eighth of a mile. It just shows you how competitive these horses are.“Both of them were fighting to win. She got there, and at 1-9, you want to win. There’s one down and I’ve got a few more to go.“To be part of his (John Velazquez’s record 661st career graded stakes win, breaking the tie with Jerry Bailey’s 660) record is exciting, but Todd Pletcher is the one who got him all those graded wins. I played a very minor part. I really didn’t know he was up for the record until I read it the other day. That’s all I would have needed was a jinx like that to keep me from winning, because it’s always the last hurdle to get him over, but he’s such a professional.“Down the backside she was going nice, then turning for home, John was like, ‘Come on baby, we’ve got to go,’ and she wasn’t going. He thought she would respond, but I think this will get her ready for the next one (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 1 at Santa Anita).“This is a very demanding, deep, heavy race track. Not only do you have to be really good, you have to be ready . . . The Chus (owners Charles and Susan) are really excited and we’ve been really lucky together, winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with Drefong, so they’ve already had a champion.“They’ve been great supporters of mine. I really think this race is going to move Bast up, so I feel pretty good about it. You’re supposed to get tired first time two turns. They’re a little bit confused; they’re two-year-olds and they probably thought, ‘What are we doing?’ We have to go around again? We just started fromthere.’ But she got the job done. I had gone a little light on her (training ) so I just told John she’s not going to be as tight, but she’s 1-9 so I felt there’d be a little room for error, but there wasn’t much room at all.”NOTES: The winning owners are Charles and Susan Cho who reside in Massachusetts and race as Baoma Corp. JOCKEY QUOTESJOHN VELAZQUEZ, BAST, WINNER: “This means a lot. (Jerry Bailey) is a guy who I rode with for so many years and have looked up to for so long. It’s incredible.”“Going to the backstretch, she looked really good, and I was pretty confident. We got to the turn and I thought we might go a little wide, but I said ‘no, no – you have to stay there.’ I got up to her and she cruised down the lane and put her head out in front of the other horse. She gave me a lot today. I felt she gave me what she could to win the race.”last_img read more