Sweetmas – a new sweet tourist story in Zagreb

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb has decided to supplement the mobile application Zagreb Be There, which serves tourists and citizens of Zagreb as a local insider, and thus use a smartphone to discover those less “tourist” places in the city, with a new story and a sweet story.Namely, after the recently presented three new routes intended for visitors to the city: Veliki Hrvati, Street art with the most interesting Zagreb murals and the Craft beer route, TZG Zagreb in cooperation with the famous pastry chef Petra Jelenić designed a new route of the mobile application Zagreb Be There – Sweetmas.Sweetmas the route contains locations where you can eat something sweet, and reveals to tourists places where they can eat those “traditional” cakes, but also places with more modern and innovative desserts. According to the recommendation of Petra Jelenić, seven sweet locations were singled out in the route: confectioneries Cukeraj, Orijent, Time, Medenko (Cafe in the yard), 041, bar Vis à Vis by Vincek and bakery Korica.”Cukeraj offers a combination of homemade and rustic cakes, and there I ate one of the most delicious hazelnut cakes”, says Petra Jelenić and adds: “At Orient I admire their tradition, innovation and perseverance, as one of the oldest pastry shops in Zagreb. Thus the patisserie is hi-tech and offers small masterpieces. I am addicted to Double Chocolate and Lipa Flower Ice Cream and toasted sunflower seeds in Medenko. At Confectionery 041 I never know which ice cream I will take first, but I usually end up on raspberries. Vis à Vis by Vincek is the only place that offers desserts adapted to people on special diets, and Korica is a bakery that makes bread only with original ingredients and in the traditional way ” expires master of confectionery Petra Jelenić. In addition to the Sweetmas route, there is also a refreshed traditional route Advent Zagreb. This year, in addition to the usual Zrinjevac, Fuliranje, Ice Park and Strauss, there are also the Grič Tunnel and the Upper Town.The application works on the principle of the game, so visitors who visit the entire route and register at each location along hashtag #BeThereZagreb, and win prizes. It’s free and available on Android and iPhone devices, and can also be downloaded from the microsite betherezagreb.com.Related news: THE COMBINATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IS THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO ZAGREB&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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A letter from our CEO

first_img23 Apr 2020 A letter from our CEO Golf in England has never before faced so many difficult challenges and in such a short space of time as it has done since restrictions were put in place to combat the threat of COVID-19.The unprecedented, but necessary, decision to close golf courses from 23 March has had a profound effect on our game.This was not a call we took pleasure in making – however, it remains the correct and responsible decision during a global pandemic and at a time of national emergency.Throughout this period of disruption, however, England Golf has never shied away from facing this crisis head on by working for and on behalf of our clubs and counties.Much of this work has, necessarily, gone on quietly behind the scenes.Even though we took the decision to furlough the majority of our staff, a core workforce has remained to act on behalf of our stakeholders and champion golf’s cause while being respectful of the wider public health concerns.From the outset, we have worked in partnership with the other home unions, industry partners, The R&A and collaboratively with the PGA, BIGGA and GCMA on a number of golf-related matters.One example is the production of an ‘essential maintenance guide’ for greenkeepers in order that courses may be cared for at a level that will allow the game to return when it is safe to do so.We have also been proactive in our dealing with government and, in particular, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Topics have included:Making our view clear to the DCMS on the issue of public access to golf course landLobbying government on the rateable value loophole that has prevented golf clubs potentially accessing fundsOf course, there remains a great appetite to discover the date when it may be safe for golf to return.England Golf will continue to work in support of government and with them to move towards that day.When golf does return, this great game of ours must be ready to do so in an organised and responsible manner.The enthusiasm for golf’s return after an enforced hiatus is to be embraced.However, it is important that everyone who loves the game is guided by the simple message – Play Safe, Stay Safe.England Golf will soon provide golf clubs with a series of guides to help plan the final steps on the journey back to playing the game.While we cannot yet circle a date in the diary, it is right to put in place a proper framework to allow golfers to tee it up at the appropriate time and with the necessary infrastructure already in place.The following areas will be covered:Golfer communicationsStaff and volunteersOngoing business supportFacility and course managementPlaying the gameIt is realistic for golf clubs to expect restrictions on opening of facilities, requirements for social distancing and adaptations to the usual playing etiquette even after any easing of lockdown.Restarting the game on this basis will be a challenge. There is a key responsibility to balance the issue of public health while at the same time ensuring the vitality of our sport.Golf will play a prominent role in the nation’s sporting recovery – when the time is right.By working together, we can make sure this happens with our affiliated clubs and counties at the heart of the matter.Jeremy TomlinsonChief Executive, England Golf Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

Marching For Their Lives: 3,000 Protestors March Through Red Bank Calling…

first_imgMarchers held signs and chanted during the March For Our Lives event in Red Bank. Photo by Jay CookAs the the 10 a.m. start time approached, conversations among the demonstrators touched upon several topics. The issue of more stringent gun control regulations remained at the center of the chatter. Students spoke among themselves about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting while also imagining aloud how they might react if a similar scene played out on their local campuses.Once the march moved out from the commuter lot, the throng slowly headed eastward on Monmouth Street. A select group of student organizers and speakers led the marchers through a series of chants, including “Enough is enough,” “NRA money is blood money,” and “No more AR-15s.”Above the call and response was a sea of cellphone activity, as selfies, snaps and point-of-view videos were posted on social media. It allowed the March For Our Lives movement to live and breathe in real time on various digital platforms – one of the hallmarks of this youth movement which has helped launch and sustain its message.The procession down Monmouth Street was slow moving and came to a halt at Maple Street as police waited to clear and secure the intersection for passing. The march once again came to a stop before turning left onto Broad Street and paused again minutes later at the West Front Street traffic light before turning left and moving toward the end point at Riverside Gardens Park. The trek took nearly 30 minutes to complete.With a calm river behind them and a steady wind at their backs, the student speakers showed no restraint when scolding their federal representatives and community members who don’t support stricter gun legislation.“This is not normal,” said Shea Grant, a 16-year-old from Little Silver who attends Red Bank Regional High School. “We must all refuse to let this become normal. It is when we allow ourselves to become desensitized and indifferent that lawmakers become lenient with policies.”Grant, who is two years away from being able to vote, pleaded for the general public to protect her while she waits her time to cast a ballot.“Be the voice I do not have,” she continued. “Be the voice that was stolen from the 17 in Parkland, for the kids in Newton who were too young to understand politics.”The rally began with a minute of silence for those lost in school shootings, but the rhetoric turned to an attack on the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other special interest groups that protect the Second Amendment.“Now is the time to act. Now is the time to let (politicians) know what we think,” said 18-year-old Rumson-Fair Haven Regional senior Cameron Spector, a Fair Haven resident. “Now is the time to tell them that we do not stand with the NRA, that we don’t want our teachers armed, that we don’t want more guns because more guns do not equal more peace.”Some students also pleaded for more perspective so older generations could understand their growing fears about their safety when attending school.“(Students) should wake up every morning with sound assurance, confident they will go to school and be safe all day,” Cakie Dym, a 13-year-old Oak Hill Academy student from Rumson, asserted. “They should ride the bus and never wonder if the person sitting next to them is carrying a gun.”“I have grown up in a world where children are being shot in their schools,” said Fiona Maguire, a 15-year-old freshman at Middletown South. “I have grown up in a world where I think about the shoes I wear to my school in case I have to run out of it.”A number of elected Democrats spoke directly to the students, reassuring them of their support. Menna, Red Bank’s mayor, suggested the youthful participants petition their municipal governments for support. State Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11) said the NRA should stand with protestors and ensure no more lives are taken by gun violence.U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. addressed the assembled marchers.U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) said he’ll continue to push for “common sense” gun legislation – universal background checks, closures to loopholes from gun shows or internet sales, a ban on assault weapons and “some kind of limitation on the rounds of ammunition.”“We’ve had so many deaths, we’ve had so many mass shootings,” Pallone said. “People are sick and tired of it. Enough is enough.”This article was first published in the March 29-April 5, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. A peaceful but impassioned crowd marched for gun reform on Broad Street, Red Bank on March 24. Organized by a group called Two Rivers Families March For Our Lives, the demonstration attracted 3,000 people to the downtown area. Photo by Jay CookBy Jay Cook and Chris Rotolo |RED BANK – Generation Z has had enough.They carried colorful signs, howled impassioned chants and shed tears as more than 3,000 demonstrators flooded downtown Red Bank last weekend, calling for widespread changes to federal firearm legislation in response to one of the deadliest school shootings in American history.“We, the students, are your future lawyers, politicians, educators, creators, doctors and more,” said Sofia Casamassa, an 18-year-old Middletown South senior and Middletown resident. “We should lose sleep studying for our tests, not for the fear of our schools being shot up.”Sofia Casamassa spoke at the March for our Lives event in Red Bank on March 24.Casamassa’s speech was one of the many emotional messages passionately delivered on Saturday at Riverside Gardens Park during the final stop of the Two Rivers Families March For Our Lives. Nineteen student activists from a half-dozen Two River-area high schools expressed how special interest groups, the federal government and prior generations have failed to protect them.Red Bank’s march was one of 10 March For Our Lives protests across the state and one of the 700-plus demonstrations held nationally and internationally. Each march was held in memory of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and staff were gunned down inside the school by a former student.Demonstrators first converged in Red Bank around 9 a.m. at the Red Bank train station, a contingent that grew by the minute. The parking lot would have suited the initial estimated draw of 1,500 demonstrators, but the crowd exceeded expectations and spilled over to the auxiliary NJ Transit parking lot adjacent to the Red Bank Armory skating center.last_img read more

High School Crosscountry first sport to step out out of gates

first_imgSchool begins Tuesday and so does the BC High School Fall Sports Season.On tap to kick off the season locally is the Kootenay Crosscountry Circuit, beginning September 16 in Kaslo with the River Run. There are five meets — September 23 in Rossland, September 30 in at L.V. Rogers in Nelson and October 7 at Mount Sentinel in the South Slocan — before competitors take to Kokanee Provincial Park north of Nelson for the West Kootenay Championships.All races start at 4 p.m. for distances of three kilometers for Grades 6-8; 4.5 km for Grades 9-10 and 6 km for Grades 11-12 (4.5 km for girls).The Kootenay Championships are being hosted in Invermere October 28.The BC High School Crosscountry Championships are set for Saturday, November 7 at Jericho Beach in Vancouver.Other sports on the fall season include boy’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey.last_img read more

Mallards Team of the Week – Junior Dragons Den Regionals

first_imgThe event saw students pitch everything from automotive diagnostic apps to sophisticated branding companies, in a fast paced, fully interactive and entertaining live show format. 2nd place – Vanessa Legge, Joyful Seeds, Selkirk College 3rd place – Laurie Ford, Tyler McCauley, Desirae Robinson, Alex Reaburn, The Roving Gatsby, Selkirk CollegeThe top three in each division now move on to compete for over $6000 in cash prizes at the Kootenay wide Junior Dragons Den championship Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at the Charles Bailey theatre.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute all the competitors with Team of the Week honours. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports decided to take a bit of a trek outside the sporting venue to the Shambhala Music and Performance Theatre as Students from all over the West Kootenay- Boundary took the stage to compete in the Junior Dragons Den regional championship. Competing in three different divisions, Junior (Grades 8-10), Senior (Grades 11-12) and College/ University, competitors had two minutes to pitch to the judges, following the airing of a short promotional video which had been produced for the competition, highlighting their business or business concept.And the winners were:  Junior division (Grade 8-10) 1st place- Jessica Zwick, Megan Cousins, NIX, Stanley Humphries 2nd place- Cameron Mackintosh, MSDA, Nakusp Secondary 3rd place – Allison Plamondon, Deb Step, Rossland Summits School College/ University Division 1st place- Mitch Roscoe, Ryan Henderson, Creative North Branding, Selkirk Collegelast_img read more

West Ham fans will love this, but Spurs supporters should look away now

first_imgThere were 41,349 fans crammed into Ibrox on the weekend to see a Rangers XI take on an All Star side in Fernando Ricksen’s tribute match.Former Ger Ricksen was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in October 2013 and in emotional scenes, he was given an enormous cheer when he emerged from the tunnel before kick-off.The Dutchman spent six years in Glasgow, winning the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Cup twice, while he was a League Cup winner on three occasions. Ricksen got the match underway with former team-mate Ronald de Boer, with appearances from Peter Lovenkrands, Gennaro Gattuso and Gordon Durie.However, the select Rangers team were beaten 7-4 and this goal from former Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham opened the scoring.Sheringham is currently a coach at West Ham and Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has praised the impact of the former England man on striker Andy Carroll, who recently scored his fifth goal in eight Premier League games in the 3-0 win against Hull.“It shows he’s building his awareness and, probably, the sort of stuff Teddy [Sheringham] is talking to him about is helping”.last_img read more

Navigating 49ers road to 53-man roster: McKinnon to IR

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here are key observations to the 49ers initial, 53-man roster following today’s 1 p.m. deadline:— Running back Jerick McKinnon: He will miss a second straight season because of a right knee injury that’s sent him onto injured reserve. He is not eligible to return under the short-term IR designation because he was not on the initial 53-man roster. He had three setbacks in the past six weeks. He tore his ACL last Sept. 1 in practice, an hour or so after the 53-man roster got set …last_img read more

Steph Curry’s tunnel shot is gone, but here are 3 pregame rituals that could replace it

first_imgThey warned us.Last April: “I think geometrically speaking it’s not likely,” Stephen Curry told ESPN, talking about his quirky, fun, unique tunnel shot with which he delighted fans at Oracle Arena. “Because of where the entrance to the new (Chase Center) arena is. But I’ll probably get creative with something.” CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device August:RIP Steph’s tunnel shots once they move to SF pic.twitter.com/fwHNJm5OSJ— …last_img read more

New Planet, or Dusty Brown Dwarf?

first_imgA planet has been found associated with a dusty disk, reported National Geographic News and Astrobiology.com.  This is “one of the most exciting discoveries in the study of extrasolar planets,” a Max Planck Institute researcher said, because they “have directly proven” that planets form from dust disks.  Moreover, they must form rapidly, because the planet cannot be older than its parent star, which is much younger – 8 to 10 million years – than other extrasolar planets found so far, they said.    Previous estimates called for a hundred million of years or more for a planet to form.  Earth is thought to be 4.5 billion years old, with multicellular life appearing only in the last 0.5 billion.  This star, TW Hydrae, is 1/500th the age of the sun according to the scientists.  Dust disks are thought to evaporate within 30 million years, so it was reassuring for them to find a planet forming within the time limit.    The NG News article mentioned some cautions.  For one thing, the giant planet is very close to the star and revolves around it every 3.5 Earth-days, with a mysterious disruption in the motion every nine days.  Also, the mass of the planet is in doubt.  Jack Lissauer (NASA-Ames) appreciated the discovery.  “However,” he said, “I do think that the authors have substantially underestimated the uncertainties in the mass of the object.”  If it is as big as a brown dwarf, that makes the combination a binary star system – a very common occurrence among stars.The astronomers have merely associated a dust disk with an orbiting object that is not observed but only inferred via wobbles in the parent star (circumstantial evidence).  Unless they explain how dust particles accrete into large bodies (a major problem in planetary physics; see 12/05/2007), they have not proved that this object emerged from the disk.  Perhaps it did, but the observations do not create an open-and-shut case.    Astronomers do not know how stars form; they do not know how planets form (see 07/15/2005 entry and its embedded links).  They have not, therefore “directly proven” that planets form from dust disks.  Distinctions are important in science.  Reporters often charge into conclusions without proper warrant.  The astronomers’ claims may be plausible.  They might even be true.  Hypothesis, though, is not confirmation.  Let him who puts his armor on not boast like the one who takes it off.    Alert readers must constantly beware of claims that go far beyond the evidence: the star “is” 8-10 million years old (no human observers watched it for that long).  The planet “is” about ten times as massive as Jupiter (it could be far smaller or far bigger).  “Its host star is still surrounded by the disk of gas and dust from which it was only recently born” (theories of planet birth are full of problems).  “This discovery allows scientists to draw important conclusions about the timing of planet formation”  (the conclusions are based on assumptions about the timing – circular reasoning).  “Finally, perhaps in the future we will be able to answer the question: Are we alone in the Universe?”  (How did they get there from a blip on a graph?)(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Geocacher Finds Lost Wedding Ring and Searches for Owner

first_imgThe End Martine and Jacques (and their long lost ring), with LaurentAll smiles! Editor’s Note:  Geocaching HQ holds an all company meeting once a month. The 80 folks from HQ; engineers, designers, IT pros, community managers, the volunteer support team, all the way through to the creators of Geocaching.com Jeremy Irish and Bryan Roth, discuss all things geocaching. The meeting changes each month. But there’s one constant. Every meeting starts with a community story. The story showcases the best of the geocaching world, inspiring and connecting HQ even further to the lifestyle we help power and support.  If you have a story you think we should read in the next Geocaching HQ meeting, tell us about it in comments below! This month’s story comes from the robust geocaching community in France. And was read by Carly.Jacques and Laurent. Image from “ouest france.”January 2015Geocacher Jacques, aka username “jajatitine”, was bored one day and decided to spend his afternoon -like any reasonable person would-  geocaching. As he explored his local neighborhood in Angers, France, he searched for a nearby geocache Le Nôtre à Angers placed in a bed of shrubs. While rummaging around, the wedding ring, which had lived on his finger for the last 38 years, fell into the brush. He headed home without his wedding ring and without finding the geocache.March 2015Fast forward a few months later, another geocacher named Laurent or “mr_mulot”, decided to hunt for the same geocache. After searching through bushes for 45 minutes, he stumbled across a gold wedding ring hidden beneath a pile of dead leaves. The ring was engraved with two names -Martine and Jacques- and a wedding date. He never found the geocache he had set out to find, but he had a new challenge. Laurent made it his mission to locate the owner of the wedding ring before the couple’s upcoming 40th anniversary. He had less than two years to succeed.A Few Days Later Social media by itself is a powerful and viral tool. If you post an update on your Facebook page, chances are a number of people will see it and may even share it. Now, combine Facebook viral nature and a robust geocaching community, and your message will be unstoppable.Laurent didn’t know this when he initially created the Facebook post. He had already contacted every geocacher who had logged the geocache and didn’t think his odds were good. However, the facebook post, which contained a picture of the ring and a note that it was found by a geocache, was shared to the local geocaching facebook group and voilà, the internet blew up.Laurent’s Facebook post. Shared over 140,000 times.Happily Ever AfterGeocachers shared the post with family and friends and asked them to share the post as well. 140,000 shares and a few days later, the post found it’s way to the computer screen of Jacques’ daughter Stephanie. She was one of many who had contacted Laurent inquiring about the ring, but she knew a detail no one else did; the name of geocache where the ring was lost. Stephanie surprised her father one evening with Laurent and the ring, and the rest is history.“This story was a wonderful human adventure, and was marked by all those values that we cherish and like in geocaching…” said Laurent.What started out as a two year mission for Laurent, turned into a few days with the help of social media, a determined geocacher, and an amazing geocaching community. A special thanks to Jacques for sharing his story. Additional press mentions: ouest-france.fr, timeout.fr, and 20minutes.fr.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Relatedlast_img read more