” Putem online ulaznica posjetitelj treba definirati točno vrijeme dolaska čime smo rasteretili naša dva ulaza. Prije je u danu znalo ući oko 15 tisuća posjetitelja što je bilo neodrživo, a sada smo uspostavili protočnost, posjetitelji više uživaju, a broj smo smanjili na 8 do 10 tisuća u danu. Sada znatna sredstva ulažemo u zone posjeta, obnovu staza, šetnica, drvenih mostića. Plitvice su prirodni fenomen neprocjenjive vrijednosti koji trebamo čuvati”, said Borčić and boasted that a wastewater treatment plant was put into operation last year. Nevertheless, the biggest tourist boom was recorded in the heart of the municipality of Udbina, in a large white stone building, the Church of the Croatian Martyrs. Alone, without a tourist board or municipality behind them, led by a young priest Josip Šimatović, every year they attract an increasing number of pilgrims from various parishes, associations, veterans, mountaineering groups, schools. As the priests themselves say, they are very active on social media and most people come because they have heard on recommendation. Their neighboring museum with similar characteristics, the Gacka Otočac Museum has 2091 visitors, an increase of 10 percent, and as curator Snježana Bogdanić explained, in addition to the Museum Night for which they are preparing, they printed a promotional brochure containing other localities nearby. and audio guide izi.TRAVEL and they plan to translate it into English to make it more accessible to foreign visitors. “U ovoj godini veći naglasak stavljamo na obiteljske radionice, posebice u vrijeme školskih praznika, a nedavno smo od Ministarstva znanosti i obrazovanja dobili odobrenje za Nastavni sat s Ivanom za 6. razrede, koji su nam uz 4. razrede najbrojniji gosti. Pristupili smo Organizaciji certificirane nove europske kulturne rute žena književnica s početka 20. stoljeća čiji je nositelj Forum slavenske kulture iz Ljubljane. Mi smo nositelji za Hrvatsku s književnicama Ivanom Brlić Mažuranić te Marijom Jurić Zagorkom. Također, započeli smo projekt Bajke za laku noć kojim potičemo djecu na čitanje, a plan ih je snimiti te obraditi i staviti na web kako bi im njihov glas ostao zauvijek zapisan”, said Ankica Puškarić, head of Ivana’s fairytale house. “Posjetitelji nam dolaze kroz cijelu godinu. Ovo je obiteljski projekt, obraćamo se i lokalnom stanovništvu kako bi se ljudi educirali, za sada ne ciljamo na strane posjetitelje. Imamo turističku atrakciju i cilj nam je razvijati ju i raditi nove turističke priče”, said the principal. Ognjen Borčić, spokesman for the Plitvice Lakes National Park, said that Plitvice is turning to quality, and no longer to mass tourism, in order to preserve the natural beauty and for tourists to enjoy nature, be satisfied and extend their stay. They are very pleased with the introduction of online tickets in May last year, which aimed to reduce congestion. Margarita Markušić Kulaš, director of Aquatika, is very pleased with the increase in the number of visitors, and their focus in 2020 is on a handful of events, from Museum Night when the Krapina Neanderthal Museum arrives with a traveling exhibition, Anne Frank exhibitions, underground heritage center Barać’s caves, starry summer, many concerts… “Posebno me raduje da svake godine dolazi sve više ljudi. Ako gledamo da Udbina ima oko 650 katolika, a godišnje nam dolazi oko 40 tisuća hodočasnika, to je za razvoj kontinentalnog turizma vrlo važno, a da ne govorimo o važnosti za ovaj dio Like. Turističke promocije nažalost nema, prave se da ne postojimo, zato mi sami radimo svoj popis dolazaka. Imamo mnogo upita za spavanje, ali i za restoran za ručak nekoliko stotina ljudi, no toga nažalost u Udbini nema pa se snalazimo na mnoge načine. U lipnju nam dolazi 300 mladih na vikend pa ćemo ih smjestiti po obiteljima i već se nekako snaći. Pogledajte samo koliki je to potencijal! Samo ga treba prepoznati jer ovi ljudi što dolaze unesu novu ljepotu u ovaj kraj. Vojska nam je isto česti gost. Blizu nam je vojarna pa vojnici često hodočaste i dolaze se upoznati s našom poviješću i slaviti svetu misu, bili su nam vojnici iz Francuske i Engleske. Imamo prekrasan vidikovac kojem pogled seže 18 kilometara u daljinu, Krbavski križ iz 1200. godine i dobar glas koji se daleko čuje”, said the priest Simatovic. Northern Velebit National Park records an increase of 10 percent of visitors, and they are especially proud of their interest in their House of Velebit, which attracts many visitors. Irena Glavičić Sertić, director of the National Park, said that this year they will continue to fund many researches such as biodiversity, monitoring of fungi, chamois, and for the first time bats. They are working on rebuilding the existing infrastructure after each winter to ensure the safety of all nature lovers who come. They continue the promotion through social networks, billboards, trams and publications in specialized magazines and publications, with the aim of starting with the foreign market. “Kuća Velebita bila nam je dobar adut za razvoj priče o parku, od geologije do speleologije, raspoređeno za sve uzraste koji nam dolaze, a ove godine za Noć muzeja pripremamo film o nastanku Kuće Velebita i o tome kako smo došli na samu ideju. Nastavljamo i s našim volonterskim projektima, botaničkim vrtom i njegom biljaka”, says the principal. All institutions in a row, except the Gospić Museum of Lika, record an increase in visits in 2019. The Church of the Croatian Martyrs can boast of the largest increase, which is obviously very justifiably dissatisfied with its tourist status in the county, and with high growth rates there are also Grabovača Cave Park, Nikola Tesla Memorial Center and Northern Velebit National Park. This growth trend is certainly good, and their plans and ideas speak even more about the good direction of tourism of these institutions. In Lika, of course, the first place with the number of visitors goes to NP Plitvice Lakes, which in 2019 recorded 1.771.523 visitors, which is a decrease of 1,42% compared to the previous year, and in Karlovac County the champion is Aquatika with 73.161 visitors and a growth of 3%. After museums and nature, living and non-living, Ivana’s fairytale house in Ogulin is the main destination for schoolchildren in love with a good book. They were visited by over 30 thousand people and recorded an increase of 6,5 percent. “Krećemo u izgradnju tri nove pješačke staze duge 2, 3 i 9 kilometara, radimo na dopuni sadržaja, a s obzirom da smo dio biciklističkih ruta mnogo njih dolazi na biciklima što nam je posebno drago. Vidjeli smo da ima dosta upita za posjete zimi pa smo se odlučili na izgradnju centra kako bi mogli primiti i do 1000 ljudi dnevno, a do sada je maksimum bio 350”, Sharpness revealed. The only cave park in Croatia is located in Perušić and records an increase of 32 percent of visitors. They are also preparing interesting novelties in 2020, the details of which were revealed by the director of the Grabovača Cave Park, Jelena Milković. “Sada kada smo proglašeni značajnim krajobrazom malo ćemo proširiti oglasne prostore po županiji, ponovno ćemo imati dva volonterska projekta, a otvorit ćemo i hobitsku kućicu te mali vrt s ljekovitim i jestivim biljem. Veliki plan je otvoriti prvu u Hrvatskoj poučnu stazu o špiljama u špilji, točnije u Velikoj Kozarici kako bi se više okrenuli avanturističkom speleoturizmu. Sadržavat će edukativne panoe i bit će otvorena za posjetitelje, a otvorenje planiramo za srpanj”, Said Milković and added that they are extremely satisfied with the increase in the number of guests and that they are planning a research to determine exactly how many visitors the only open cave Samograd can handle so far so that the underground world would not be devastated. The Lika Club portal, after a great analysis in 2018, at the end of 2019 conducted a new research with a look at the year behind us, and the same actors of the story are included. From Karlovac County, they talked with Aquatika – freshwater aquarium Karlovac, Public Institution Baraćeva špilja, Ivana’s fairytale house from Ogulin, and from Lika-Senj County with two national parks – Plitvice Lakes and Northern Velebit. The Gacka Otočac Museum and the Lika Gospić Museum, the Nikola Tesla Memorial Center in Smiljan, the Grabovača Cave Park Public Institution from Perušić and the biggest surprise of this research, the Church of the Croatian Martyrs in Udbina, are included. “Shvatili smo da je usmena predaja za nas najbolji marketing. Započeli smo s promotivnim aktivnostima namijenjenim popularizaciji muzeja od časopisa Likamus do edukativne igre Lički mudraci, kulturne rute Nikola Tesla, promocije kroz Lika destination. Trenutno radimo na Noći muzeja koja donosi šarolik program”, said Kolak. It was encouraging to learn that together with their diligent employees, absolutely everyone records an increase in arrivals and have very interesting and innovative ideas on how to promote their institution, the region in which they are and work in synergy with people and other institutions, which projects to apply for and thus attract as many visitors as possible and remain remembered for something different. Aquatika was created with money from EU funds, which co-financed the project with HRK 36,2 million. Project activities continue and their goal is to have about a hundred species of freshwater fish in 25 aquariums, while in Croatia there are a total of 150 species. They want to reach 500 fish, 40 endemic species and a ton of fish. The development of continental tourism is a sentence that has become a kind of mantra in recent years, and a good part has been dedicated to it by the Government of the Republic of Croatia in its Tourism Development Strategy. However, what is also known is that tourism on the continent is developing very slowly, but meaningfully and thoroughly, which was confirmed by the leaders of institutions in Lika-Senj and Karlovac counties in the research of the Lika Club portal. The Public Institution Baraćeva špilja in the Karlovac municipality of Rakovica remained with the same number of visitors, but the plans revealed by the director Tihana Oštrina indicate that this will soon change. They are working on supplementing the content, considering that the cave is closed due to bat hibernation in winter, and they are starting the construction of the SPELEON underground heritage visitor center through an EU project worth 20 million kuna. The Lika Gospić Museum and the Nikola Tesla Memorial Center in Smiljan, only a few kilometers away, belong to the same institution and director Tatjana Kolak, who also revealed what novelties they are preparing. Although the Museum has a much smaller number of visits in 2019, 1651 of them, MC records an increase of almost 12 percent, director Kolak is very pleased with the total number exceeding 50 thousand visitors, which is a new record for them that they are very proud of.
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Comments Mouphtaou Yarou has enough familiarity with Isaiah Armwood that he almost always knows Armwood’s next move on the court. The two sophomore forwards for Villanova did, after all, play high school basketball together for a year.‘I basically know where he is going to be,’ Yarou said.Yarou and Armwood, who played their senior years of high school basketball together at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md., have become key contributors for the Wildcats this year in their second seasons with the team.Yarou has started all 23 games for the Wildcats and averages 8.8 points per game and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 48 percent from the field. Armwood has started the last two games after coming off the bench in every game he played previously.Even though they aren’t always on the court together, when they are, their play is different from the play of any other two Wildcats teammates.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textVillanova assistant coach Jason Donnelly can see their close relationship translate onto the court.‘They know how to play together,’ Donnelly said. ‘They’re both friends, and they’re very competitive with each other in practice. They’re very physical how they go after each other. It’s kind of like two brothers that when they get matched up, brothers are a little more competitive when they go against each other.’The two remain close off the court, too. They lived together their senior year at Montrose, and though they’re not roommates at Villanova, they live in the same building. Donnelly can see that, too.‘When they get off the court, there’s a tightness and there’s a bond there that you have,’ Donnelly said. ‘It’s a friendship because you had a relationship before you got to college. They’re definitely close in that way.’At the start of the season, Yarou saw more minutes than Armwood. After missing time at the beginning of last season because of an illness, Yarou has stepped up this season and recorded three double-doubles. He has scored in double figures in nine games.He scored 18 in the Wildcats’ win over Marquette on Feb. 2. In Armwood’s first start of the season against that same Marquette team, he notched five rebounds. Donnelly attributes their improvements to experience.‘It takes a little while in the Big East, I think, to adjust to being ready to play at this level,’ Donnelly said.Although Armwood hasn’t put up numbers to match Yarou, he was the player Villanova coaches first noticed. They started recruiting him when he was a sophomore at Montrose Christian, and he was the first out of the two to commit to Villanova.Yarou, who is originally from Benin, a country in Africa, came to Montrose after spending his junior year at Massanutten Military Academy. It was his summer before going to Montrose that Villanova started recruiting him, too.‘It definitely helped in terms of the recruiting process that they had a relationship,’ Donnelly said. ‘But the recruitments were actually separate because we knew them before they knew each other. And as they made their commitments, they kind of worked hand in hand.’And now, with the two at Villanova, their cohesiveness on the court is expected to help the Wildcats in the stretch run of the season.‘We’re working on getting better as a team and coming together as a team,’ Armwood said.Donnelly said it’s good to have two players on the team who have played together before. He compared the relationship of Yarou and Armwood to that of Syracuse forward Rick Jackson and guard Scoop Jardine, another pair of Big East teammates who went to high school together.Jackson, a senior, and the junior Jardine played together at Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia and now start for the 20-4 Orange.‘Scoop and Rick are close, and you see Syracuse having success,’ Donnelly said. ‘So them having played together in high school only can help them when they get to the next level.’Yarou and Armwood provide camaraderie and familiarity to the team. Their relationship and ability to gel on the court is beneficial for the Wildcats, Donnelly said.And it all started back in Maryland at Montrose Christian, a school coached by the legendary Stu Vetter and the same school that produced NBA star Kevin Durant.Now that relationship is continuing at Villanova for the 19-4 Wildcats, who are 7-3 in Big East play.‘I’ve known him for a long time,’ Yarou said. ‘We’re all like a family. We hang out together.’If Armwood continues to start for the Wildcats, he has the chance to form a forward duo with Yarou.Times would be similar to their days from high school. Their relationship will help drive each other’s success.‘Basketball on the court, off the court, it’s all relationships,’ Donnelly said. ‘And they’ve got a great relationship.’Game to Watch: Marquette at No. 11 GeorgetownAfter starting 1-4 in Big East play, Georgetown has recovered nicely to win six straight games. If the Hoyas get by Syracuse, they will face Marquette, looking to win their eighth straight game. In the Hoyas’ 83-81 win over Providence on Saturday, Austin Freeman scored 23 points as the Hoyas withstood the Friars’ Marshon Brooks and his 43 [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: [email protected]
ALL-STAR 2019: Decoding Anthony Davis’ confusing Media Day”I hear all these clowns on TV talking about, ‘It’s great that all these players are exuding these powers,’” Barkley said. “Let me tell you something. Workers ain’t never going to have power over their ownerships. Ever. It might work for a couple guys here or there. But in the history of the world, no workers have ever overtaken the people who own a business.”And when these guys are sitting home, locked out in a couple years, I want you all to remember I told you that.”Commissioner Adam Silver, naturally, had a different view of the situation when he met with the media here at the Spectrum Center on Saturday. The issue of star players leaving their markets is concerning, he said, but the current collective-bargaining agreement runs through 2023-24, and he expects there will be a peaceable solution.”I think, as we have a terrific relationship with the Players Association now, we have many years to go before we sit back down at the table for collective bargaining,” Silver said. “But I strongly believe that as people who are increasingly sophisticated and get involved in these games and study these systems, incredible people working with the players associations and our teams, that we can still come up with a better system to create more competition.”There is some irony here, though, and Silver acknowledged that. Going back to the 2011 lockout, the league has sought to find ways to entice star players to stay with the teams that drafted them, giving them the opportunity to give those players a bigger payout.There’s also a rule that allows teams and players to agree to a contract extension early, offering the player the chance to inform the team that he does not want to stay put. That was supposed to create more leeway for teams to trade stars and get fair value, without operating under the threat of a public trade demand.Instead, we’ve seen teams tossed into turmoil, often a full 18 months ahead of the player’s free agency. It happened with Paul George in Indiana, Kawhi Leonard in San Antonio and now, Davis and the Pels.MORE: Pelicans have one choice to make with Anthony Davis”The notion of extending a year earlier is so you could have that conversation with the player,” Silver said, “and the player told you behind closed doors, of course, ‘I’m going to honor my contract, but I don’t plan on staying at the end of it.’ The team would be in a position to get fair value for the player.”Once again, the law of unintended consequences, it hasn’t worked as precisely as we had planned.”Now, the issue will be how to fix the problem. The league will struggle to keep 30 teams competitive if the small handfuls of legitimate superstars congregate on a few teams. Silver said he’d be happy to lean on the good relationship he has with NBPA executive director Michele Roberts for solutions, and there’s still a half-decade left to find answers.But Barkley is suggesting that there’s no easy answer, and a confrontation between owners and star players is inevitable as long as players keep demanding to play together, hurting their former teams in the process. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — TNT analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley offered a blunt assessment the other night of the state of play between NBA players and teams. Referencing the trade request made by (soon-to-be-ex-) Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, which ultimately flopped, Barkley looked ahead to some depressing times. Rather than celebrating Davis’ move as an attempt, as Davis put it, “to take control of (my) career,” Barkley saw the inevitability of New Orleans losing Davis as a bellwether for tough times to come. Because, in the end, every time a player takes control of his career to go to a bigger market to team up with another star, a franchise like the Pelicans is left to dig out of the rubble. “If you keep raiding these small markets, it’s not a good business model,” Barkley said. “I don’t think these players understand, this thing is about business. Everybody is making a lot of money, but now with the advent of the superteams, we are going to raid the small markets and they’re going to become extinct — and that’s not a good business model… “In the next couple years, when they redo the CBA, them owners are going to say, ‘OK, you all want to play together, and we don’t have any competitive balance, let’s see what’s going to happen.’”It will be five years. But yes, let’s.
Days before the Titans beat the Ravens 28-12 in the divisional round, the NFL shared a notable trend as part of its weekend preview. Baltimore in 2019 led the NFL with 3,296 rushing yards, the most by a team in a single season in NFL history; however, Titans running back Derrick Henry led the league in rushing with 1,540 yards. That meant Saturday’s game would mark the fourth time in the Super Bowl era the team with the top rushing offense would meet the team with the league’s leading rusher in the postseason.In each of the prior matchups, the team with the league’s leading rusher won the playoff game.MORE: Complete NFL playoff schedule, resultsSure enough, the Titans took care of the Ravens in a way nobody — except maybe the source of that stat — could have predicted.Now including the 26-year-old Henry and his 195 rushing yards on 30 carries against Baltimore, below is the list of NFL rushing champs who have bested (and in most cases, outgained) league-best ground games in the playoffs.YearRoundNo. 1 rusherRushing yardsNo. 1 rushing teamRushing yards1978DivisionalEarl Campbell (Oilers)118Patriots831992Super Bowl 27Emmitt Smith (Cowboys)108Bills1082018DivisionalEzekiel Elliott (Cowboys)137Seahawks732019DivisionalDerrick Henry (Titans)195Ravens185Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson led the team with 143 rushing yards on 20 carries. Running back Mark Ingram, who was plagued by a calf injury, managed just 22 yards on six carries.What was strange about the Titans’ upset of the Ravens as it relates to Henry was that they didn’t need much from the 6-3, 240-pound running back as they built a 14-0 lead early in the game. With a tipped-ball interception of Jackson and a wild touchdown catch from Jonnu Smith in the first quarter, plus a huge fourth-down stop and a 45-yard Ryan Tannehill TD pass to Kalif Raymond on the first two plays of the second, Tennessee was in business from the beginning.It was up to Henry, though, to seal the game. He all but did that with a 66-yard run midway through the third.KING HENRY GOING TO WORK 👑@KingHenry_2 | #TENvsBAL pic.twitter.com/ZjKZH0UTTo— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) January 12, 2020Three plays after Henry’s long run, he threw a touchdown on a jump pass to Corey Davis to give Tennessee a 21-6 lead. DERRICK HENRY JUMP PASS TOUCHDOWN!pic.twitter.com/kHEMpdcK8b— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 12, 2020Henry was not the lone author of the Titans’ upset, of course. Tennessee’s defense forced Jackson into three turnovers (two picks and a lost fumble). Tannehill adequately protected the ball and was just good enough (7-of-14 passing, 88 yards, two TDs, 109.5 passer rating) for the Titans to move the ball the way they needed. That turnover margin, plus-3 in favor of Tennessee, was arguably more important than Henry’s ground production.But the running game absolutely was part of the anatomy of this upset. The best rushing offense the NFL has ever seen was outdone by a single Titans player in a playoff game.As great as Henry is, we didn’t see that coming. Considering the Ravens entered Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Titans as 10-point home favorites, we didn’t hesitate to predict a Baltimore win over Tennessee in both our picks against the spread and our straight-up picks for this weekend’s postseason games.Perhaps we should have paid more attention to a strange NFL stat that indicated Tennessee would pull off such a massive upset and reach the AFC championship game in shocking fashion.
In an attempt to express the anger and frustration about the deplorable conditions of the River Cess highway, a traditional devil has begun harassing and extorting money from drivers and company personnel.In order for commercial drivers, private and other public service transport providers not escape the extortion spree of the traditional devil’s well-designed plan, members placed large log at the entrance of the Bailey Bridge constructed by aid-agencies.Late Tuesday morning near the bridge separating River Cess and Sinoe counties in the southeastern Liberia, a dozen men, most of them under the influence, intercepted two Liberian Government vehicles and demanded US$30 from them.Commuters and businesspeople aboard the two affected vehicles have called on authorities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Traditional Chiefs and the Elders Council of Liberia to admonished members of the traditional societies to stop carrying out such activities.“Such activities on major highways in the country could spark misunderstanding amongst the citizens and residents as people using the highway come from different traditional backgrounds,” the businesspeople stressed.Senior members of the traditional devil’s entourage told the drivers and company’s personnel that their big trucks were the ones spoiling and damaging the River Cess-Sinoe’s highway. The traditional devil members’ assertions could be perhaps due to the companies not adequately addressing the social corporate responsibility components of the concession agreements entered into with the Liberian Government.“Every year during the Rainy Season in River Cess and Sinoe Counties, our roads continue to be spoiled by the big, big companies’ trucks, commercial drivers and other end users,” traditional devil members contended.The two vehicles were released only following extensive 30 minutes of negotiations with members of the River Cess traditional council by an Executive Protective Service (EPS) officer.The EPS officer, who asked not to be named, pleaded with the members of the traditional devil’s entourage to relax their grievances and channel same through the relevant ministries and agencies of the Liberian Government.“I’m indeed aware of your complaints and sentiments and I will convey same to the appropriate government ministries and agencies for a practical solution,” EPS personnel assured.In a brief stop-over at one of the biggest commercial centers of ITI in River Cess County, residents and businesspeople told the Daily Observer that the action of the devil’s members had become a nightly routine.They also underscored the need for the intervention of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Traditional Council of Liberia in order to create an enabling environment for them to carry out their business activities to Sinoe County.The businessmen and women further pointed out that they all respect all the traditional norms of every tribe in Liberia but, their practices should not infringe on the rights of other peaceful citizens doing business on the highways of Sinoe and River Cess counties.“Our concerns and expressions are not meant to disrespect the traditional practices of the River Cess citizens but we only want to do our business activities under a secure environment,” businessman Blamayon Gray emphasized.Meanwhile, several businessmen and women in the ITI commercial district have sounded an urgent appeal to the MIA and central government to hold some discussions with the traditional devil members on the matter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)