Osijek’s Kopika became the first smart beach in Croatia

first_imgThere are six common and as many USB sockets on the solar tree, and it will draw solar energy using 810-watt photovoltaic panels. There are also 12 seats under the canopy of this tree. On solar benches and seating sets, it is possible to charge two mobile devices wirelessly and on 4 USB ports. It is important to emphasize that smart benches, showers, changing cabins, seating sets and a tree are Croatian products. The project has an investment value of HRK 1.053.876,25, of which it is co-financed from the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program and the Ministry of Tourism in the amount of HRK 392.000,00. The rest of the necessary financial resources, more than 660.000 kuna, were provided by the City of Osijek. The grant agreement was signed in December 2018, and the implementation of the project began in May 2019, while the works were completed in July this year. As part of the investment, five smart benches, three changing cabins, ten smart showers, twenty new LED lighting fixtures with poles, two seating sets and one smart tree have been installed. Thus, Kopika became the first smart beach in Croatia. The town on the Drava can boast of a new investment in tourist infrastructure. It is a modern arrangement of the famous Osijek beach – Kopike.  “Our Osijek is the first in the region to have the honor of enjoying and being proud of the smart Copacabana beach. At any time, all those who come to bathe can charge their mobile devices and laptops. Of course, if they start riding an e-bike or e-scooter, they can sit down for a while, rest and recharge their vehicles. ” explained the Deputy Mayor of Osijek, Žana Gamoš. Photo: City of Osijek, QBenlast_img read more

Ealing site beats guide

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Weather cited in Bahamas jet crash that killed 9

first_img Share Tweet Share FaithLifestyleNewsRegional Weather cited in Bahamas jet crash that killed 9 by: AP – November 26, 2014 Dr Myles Munroe and wife Ruth MunroeNASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Bad weather appears to have been a major factor in a small plane crash in the Bahamas that killed a prominent Christian minister and eight other people, according to a report released Tuesday.The Learjet carrying the Reverend Myles Munroe and members of his Bahamas Faith Ministries had been forced to abort its initial landing Nov. 9 because of heavy rain and reduced visibility as a storm front passed over the island chain, the country’s Department of Civil Aviation said in its preliminary report on the crash.The jet struck a shipping crane at the Grand Bahama shipyard to the airport while trying to land on its second approach, causing it to lose a portion of a wing and its fuel tank. The plane then plunged to the ground in an adjacent recycling plant.The crash killed everyone on board, including Munroe’s wife; the pastor considered second-in-command at Bahamas Faith Ministries, Richard Pinder; the group’s youth minister and his wife and young child.The 60-year-old Munroe, an author and influential pastor, and his entourage were making the half-hour flight from Nassau to Grand Bahama to attend the 2014 Global Leadership Forum that he organized.The report cited no other obvious factors but the crash remains under investigation. The cockpit voice recorder and engine control monitors were sent to the US National Transportation Safety Board for analysis, the report said.center_img Sharing is caring! Share 577 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Video: Neymar mocks Haaland, copies UCL goal celebration

first_img In the first leg at Signal Iduna Park, Haaland scored a brace and celebrated the second goal by sitting down in a meditation pose on the field. When Neymar found the net in the 28th minute of the second leg, the Brazil international enjoyed the moment by imitating Haaland’s celebration on the sideline after embracing his team-mates. The entire PSG team followed suit with the trolling post-match, when they were seen posing for a group photo while using Haaland’s meditation pose. The match was played behind closed doors at Parc des Princes because of measures put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus, however thousands of fans gathered outside the venue and were heard to be singing throughout the 90 minutes. Neymar and PSG have mocked Erling Haaland’s goal celebration after they qualified for Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-2 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. The Parisians won the second leg 2-0 behind closed doors at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night, overturning a 2-1 defeat in Germany in the first contest against the Black and Yellows last month. Read Also: Neymar leads PSG to Champions League quarter final The Parisians are runaway leaders in Ligue 1, holding a 12-point advantage with a game in hand over second-placed Marseille. Their next league game will come against Nice on Sunday, with the game also to be played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus issue. In France, all Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 games will be played without spectators until April 15. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Neymar’s diving header got PSG off to the best possible start before the home side turned the tie further in their favour on the stroke of half-time when Juan Bernat diverted home. Dortmund toiled to claw their way back into proceedings, but their frustrations were compounded in the closing stages as Emre Can saw red for becoming embroiled in an off-field scuffle. PSG have now qualified for the Champions League final eight for the first time in four years, having succumbed to turnaround defeats to Barcelona and Manchester United in two of the last three campaigns. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Most Influential Countries In The History Of The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like Nowlast_img read more

‘Shabu’ worth P240K seized in sting op

first_imgTutor was nabbed after he soldsuspected shabu to an undercover officer for P1,000 around 12:30 p.m. onWednesday, the report added. The 46-year-old Michael Tutor yieldedthe suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Ten sachets ofsuspected shabu valued around P240,000 were seized in a sting operation inBarangay Hilamonan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed againsthim./PN The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the Kabankalan City police station.last_img

Military honors troops slain, injured in clash

first_img“Their heroism will never be forgotten by thepeople of Negros,” said 303IB commander Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte as helauded the bravery and selfless dedication of the operating troops to secureand protect the community.  Pasaporte also expressed condolences tothe family ofthe slain soldiers. Wounded were Corporal John Cris Laus; PrivateFirst Class John Paul  Geonzon; Corporal  Lismer Jade Tumayao; andPrivate First Class Alexis Mepranum.  “We express our deepest sympathy to thefamilies of our hero-soldiers who died fighting for the peace in NegrosIsland,” the Army official said. On Sunday, troops of 94th Infantry Battalion (94IB) were conducting a communitysecurity patrol in connection with the distribution of the Social AmeliorationProgram of the Department of Social Welfare and Development to familiesaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic when they encountered an undetermined numberof NPA rebels. All of them were now in stable condition. BACOLOD City – The Philippine Army’s 303rdInfantry Brigade (303IB) honored three fallen soldiers and four others who werewounded in an encounter with the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels inBarangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Pasaporte said the soldiers also saw therebels dragging their dead and wounded comrades. The soldiers were getting close to the NPAmembers when an improvised explosive device exploded and hand grenades werethrown inflicting immediate casualties among the soldiers. A 30-minutefirefight then followed the explosion.The fatalities were identified as 2nd Lieutenant Ralf Amante Abibico, CorporalJoel Nobleza, and Private First Class Carl Venice Bustamante. “We will heighten operations to capturethese NPA terrorists and stop them from sowing fear in the communities,” headded./PNlast_img read more

Why Referee or Umpire?

first_imgYou can’t watch a baseball game today without at least one stoppage in play to see if the umpire got the call right.  If you follow NBA basketball, you know that no one is satisfied that the referees aren’t protecting players like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.Recent studies have shown that with all this electronic checking, the human eye is still pretty good.  Over 90+% of the time the original call was correct.  I am afraid that baseball is getting closer and closer to umpiring the games with electronic devices and not human beings.  This just doesn’t seem right.  A good argument is still fun to watch!last_img

Adam spot kick salvages draw

first_imgSwansea suffered yet more stoppage-time agony as Charlie Adam’s penalty earned Stoke a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Liberty Stadium. But Swansea, who had let leads slip in the dying moments of both Europa League meetings with Kuban Krasnodar, were denied again when referee Robert Madley decided Wayne Routledge had handled a Ryan Shawcross header and Adam made no mistake from the spot. Such a result had seemed unlikely after a lacklustre first-half display from Swansea, but the shell-shocked Welsh side will feel aggrieved to not have taken all three points after a rousing fightback. Stoke, meanwhile, see their winless run extended to eight games and manager Mark Hughes will be furious they contrived to throw away a fully-deserved interval lead. The visitors had hit the front in just the eighth minute. Ashley Williams was off the field after treatment, desperately trying to come back on, when Peter Crouch flicked on a long ball and Ben Davies and Chico Flores got in each other’s way to allow Walters to apply the finish. Williams was furious and let his frustrations show with a poor challenge on Steven Nzonzi for which he was lucky not to be booked. Swansea could have levelled in the 15th minute but Roland Lamah headed straight at Asmir Begovic after good work by Alejandro Pozuelo and Angel Rangel. But instead they fell further behind with 25 minutes gone. Leon Britton was robbed of possession and two lovely passes from Walters and Crouch ripped Swansea apart for Ireland to slot beyond Tremmel. Flores, culpable in both Stoke goals then disgraced himself with an embarrassing attempt to get Nzonzi sent off. The midfielder was involved in an exchange of words with Bony and pushed out at Flores’ chest, but the Spaniard collapsed in a heap clutching his face and was rightly booked. To compound Swansea frustrations they then spurned a gilt-edged chance to pull a goal back. Erik Pieters’ back pass found a lurking Bony, but Begovic knocked the ball away from the striker as he attempted to round the keeper, before saving Routledge’s follow-up. The Ivorian made no such mistake in the 56th minute. Stoke failed to clear a Jonathan de Guzman corner and the Dutchman did not waste the second chance as he picked out Bony, who powered in his header from close range. Swansea suddenly discovered a flow to their game and an exquisite exchange of passes between Britton, Pozuelo and Routledge ended with Bony’s attempted backheel being deflected wide. Stoke were having to deal with incessant pressure but could not hold out. Routledge surged past Geoff Cameron to the byline and when Walters’ headed clearance dropped to Dyer, the substitute volleyed home with the aid of a slight deflection. With the game on a knife-edge, frayed tempers began to boil over and Rangel was lucky not to see red after slapping Crouch in the midst of a touchline fracas. Bony then struck what looked like being the winner, slotting home left-footed from Jonjo Shelvey’s pull-back, but Stoke emerged with a point in the late drama. Jonathan Walters and Stephen Ireland gave the visitors the half-time advantage. Wilfried Bony got one back early in the second half before Nathan Dyer levelled and the Ivorian struck his 10th goal of the season to put Swansea ahead with four minutes to go. Press Associationlast_img read more

Sterling ‘could be burning out’

first_imgRaheem Sterling “could be displaying some of the early signs of burnout”, according to a leading academic researching the field. Hodgson has been criticised for his handling of the matter, with some suggesting he had given in to Liverpool following the controversy over Daniel Sturridge’s injury on international duty last month and other observers arguing that he should have kept Sterling’s admission private and given another reason for his absence. York St John University lecturer Dr Hill conducts extensive research into the relationship between chronic stress-induced burnout and the drive for perfection, across sport and other areas of work and study. The former Leeds University academic believes the impact of Sterling’s rapid rise to international acclaim – as well as “external pressures” – could already be taking a toll. “He could be displaying some of the early signs of burnout,” Dr Hill told Press Association Sport. “Burnout is something we consider far more psychologically-driven than anything physiological. “That doesn’t mean they are not correlated, but we really understand it to be a psychological, stress-driven condition. “It is the psychological toll that drives burnout. “External pressures are a very big predictor of burnout, associated with stress, because you don’t have any control over those standards. Dr Andrew Hill believes the Liverpool teenager’s complaints of tiredness on England duty could be linked to stress caused by fast-rising demands at both club and country. England boss Roy Hodgson left Sterling on the bench for Sunday night’s unconvincing Euro 2016 qualifying victory in Estonia after the 19-year-old admitted to fatigue in training. “You can’t control what other people are expecting of you. So that links to the chronic accrual of stress, which speaks directly to burnout. “Everyone gets stressed, but not everyone burns out – it’s the people that can’t cope with that stress who burn out, and over time it accrues and weighs heavy on them.” Sterling has come in for outside criticism following Hodgson’s revelations on his tiredness, with the likes of former England striker Stan Collymore suggesting it is too early in the season for professionals to be asking for rests. Captain Wayne Rooney’s free-kick goal guided England to their third-straight Euro 2016 qualifying victory, with Sterling employed from the bench in the second half. Dr Hill suggests Sterling’s request to be rested could indicate the early shoots of troubles with adjusting to the twin demands of both Premier League and international football. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers made no secret of his frustrations with England when striker Sturridge returned to Anfield with a thigh injury suffered in training. Anfield bosses wanted Sturridge to sit out the session where he picked up the injury. Dr Hill said many top sports stars display perfectionist tendencies, where outside expectation can weigh increasingly heavy. Should Sterling find himself pulled in different directions by Liverpool and England, the stress could then rise, Dr Hill explained. “Perfectionism at its core really is about either expecting lots from yourself or perceiving that other people are expecting a lot from you,” said Dr Hill. “Those two things in combination really is very stressful. “You can lower the standards for yourself, but perfectionists don’t. “The perception of pressure is something you can’t do anything about: you just have to learn to cope with that. “Coaches can create environments that downplay those expectations and help players understand the positive elements. “It seems the management team has been responsive, either with or without collaboration from Liverpool. “But certainly they have included the player in that decision-making, now that’s got to be positive for the long term.” Press Associationlast_img read more

2018 Big Brother Naija Housemate, Anto, to Race for Girl Child…

first_imgCurrently the director of the basketball division of Africa’s leading sports and entertainment company CBL, Anto holds two Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Sports Business Management. She also has a bachelor’s degree in sports and sports science and administration.“We are delighted to have Anto as one of our celebrity runners. We are particularlydelighted that she will be running to raise awareness about the plight of the Girl Childalbeit the international Day of the Girl Child as declared by the United Nations is inOctober,” said race’s spokesman Dare Esan.“Anto’s charity run will increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls not onlyin Nigeria but worldwide based upon their gender especially in the areas such as access to education and protection from discrimination, violence against women and early child marriage among other things,” Esan added and revealed the race does not encourage such discrimination.“At Okpekpe race we give equal opportunities to both men and women to compete and the prize money for both is equal. We are happy to provide the platform for celebrities toraise awareness about some societal ills and diseases,” he said.“Two years ago we had charity runs to raise awareness about breast cancer anchored by 2015 Miss Nigeria Pamela Peter-Vigboro Leesi in conjunction with Sebeccly Cancer Care and the orphanage by the We Care Trust, a pet project of Mrs Lara Oshiomhole, wife of former Executive Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole.“Last year, we had 2016 Miss Nigeria Chioma Stephanie Obiadi race to raise awareness about the Green-Girl project aimed at empowering young women to become agents of sustainable environment in Nigeria as well as Mrs Betsy Obaseki, the First Lady of Edo State who also raced to raise awareness about cancer,” explains Esan.The Okpekpe international 10km road race powered by Pamodzi Sports Marketing is not all about running for the prize money. All over the world people have seen the power of sport to raise funds and awareness about any project or cause and road running have been a very veritable vehicle for achieving this purpose.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram One of 2018 Big Brother Naija reality TV show participants Munirat Antoinette Lecky (a.k.a Anto) has joined the cast of celebrity runners that will race at the historic IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race next weekend in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State.Anto, 28, will be running for charity at the event and the Edo State indigene has opted toraise awareness about the plight of the Girl Child.last_img read more