HAK published an interactive map with EuroVelo and national bicycle routes

first_imgIn addition to EuroVelo bicycle routes, there are also bicycle routes that pass through state roads, and the desire is to establish a national network of bicycle routes. At the beginning of 2019, cooperation was initiated with the Information Center of the Croatian Auto Club, when it was agreed to set up bicycle routes on the Interactive HAK map. Representatives of the Coordination Body submitted GPX tracks for EuroVelo and national bicycle routes for these purposes, and employees of the Information Center of the Croatian Auto Club, who are also sensitive to bicycle traffic, placed these routes on the Interactive Map. Cycling tourism as a tourist branch is a relatively young concept, and in Croatia it also occupies an increasingly important place in tourism. It is very important for such tourists to move on safe and diverse roads that are well marked, that they can look at something on these routes and that accommodation capacities are adapted for them. Since 2015, when the Action Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism was adopted, the counties in Croatia, each in its own way, provide a variety of facilities to tourists looking for an active vacation. A novelty on the interactive map of the Croatian Auto Club (HAK) are the cycling routes that pass through Croatia as a contribution to the implementation of the Action Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism arising from the Tourism Development Strategy until 2020. In the future, HAK wants to publish smaller routes by counties, along with other contents intended for cyclists. Source / photo: Ministry of Tourism; Croatian car club For starters, as part of Interactive maps HAK has published EuroVelo bicycle routes that pass through the Republic of Croatia with a brief description of each route and the possibility of downloading the route in KML and GPX format for navigation devices. This project is the result of long-term cooperation between the tourism and transport sectors and the result of the desire to establish a national network of bicycle routes as a basis for stronger development of cycling, cycling infrastructure and ultimately cycling. With the help of the Coordination Body for the Development of Croatian Cyclotourism (cikloturizam.hr), the Croatian Auto Club wants to popularize this type of tourism, enriching its Interactive Map with new content. Currently, the tourist boards of the counties collect data from the routes for entry, concerning the length, altitude profiles, route markings, and developed cycling tourism infrastructure such as rest areas, services, accommodation and accommodation facilities and food and beverage services and the like. last_img read more

Arsenal submit improved £44m offer to sign Sampdoria duo Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen

first_imgJoachim Andersen is also wanted by Arsenal (Getty Images)Praet, a Belgian central midfielder, scored two goals and registered three assists in 37 appearances for Sampdoria this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 25-year-old also went on trial at Arsenal when he was 16 but opted to remain in Belgium and join Anderlecht instead of moving to the Gunners.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAndersen, meanwhile, is one of Serie A’s top central defenders and is viewed by Arsenal as a long-term successor to Laurent Koscielny.Tottenham have also been linked with a move for the Denmark international.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Arsenal submit improved £44m offer to sign Sampdoria duo Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen Arsenal have launched a new bid for Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet (Getty Images)Arsenal have submitted a new €50 million (£44m) bid to sign Sampdoria duo Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen, according to reports.Earlier this week, reports in Italy claimed that the Gunners had tabled a €42m (£37m) offer for the two players, but the bid was turned down by Sampdoria.According to Sampnews24, who revealed the first details of Lucas Torreira’s move from Sampdoria to Arsenal last year, Arsenal have returned with an improved offer for Praet and Andersen.And the report claims that Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero is ready to accept Arsenal’s new bid.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Jun 2019 6:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShareslast_img read more

Man charged with intimidation and pointing a firearm

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—​Thursday, Lawrenceburg Police were dispatched to Strong’s Pizzeria in regards to a male customer causing problems and yelling at employees. Dispatch advised the officers that the male, later identified as Joshua Richards, 37, of Houston, Texas had a gun out as well.​When officers responded to the area, witnesses told the police that Richards was bragging about being from Texas, became disorderly and asked to leave the property. One witness stated that when Richards left the property, he walked to the trunk of his vehicle and was seen pulling a long object out of a case. Other witnesses stated that they did not see a gun, however, the male handled the object like a gun. As a result of his actions, numerous people were leaving the restaurant in fear and panic. Officers were unable to find Richards at that time.​As officers were assisting patrons leaving the pizzeria, dispatch advised officers that a suspicious male was at an apartment building in Lawrenceburg and the male was swinging a gun around a silver passenger car. Upon officer’s arrival, the male matching the description given by witnesses as Strong’s Pizzeria was located and detained. This male was identified as Richards. His vehicle was located and officers observed a rifle and loose rifle ammunition near the center console area of his car.​When officers began speaking with Richards, he appeared intoxicated. Officers spoke with a witness, who stated that she went outside on break at her job and saw a male acting funny, and observed the male swinging a long gun and then pointed the gun at a building across the street and then pointed the gun toward herself and other employees.​Richards was taken into custody and has been charged with Intimidation, (Drawing a Deadly Weapon), Pointing a Firearm, Theft, and Public Intoxication.last_img read more

Marylove Fired up for ITF Title in South Africa

first_imgNigerian tennis star prospect, Marylove Edward alongside Usman Kushimo, will lead Nigeria’s quest for glory as the 2018 ITF/CAT 14 and Under Championship serves off today at the Tennis Centre, University of Pretoria, South Africa.The US-based Edward maintained her phenomenal rise, which saw her reached the women’s singles final of the Central Bank of Nigeria Open last year, by clinching gold at the West and Central African Championship held in Lome, Togo in February while Kushima, from Ogun State, clinched a qualification spot on his debut outing for Nigeria at the same event.Both will now face tougher oppositions at the week-long tournament featuring over 40 players from 14 African countries but Edward maintains she is up to the task. “I’m looking forward to win again but I know its going to be tough,” she said just before the team, led by coach Margaret Olagundoye departs Lagos Airport aboard South African Airways on Saturday evening.Edward recalled she had a forgetful tournament two years ago in South Africa when she crashed out at the African Junior Championship but said she is ready for the challenge this time.“I have improved on my game since I moved to the US and I know if I play to my standard, I should be able to reach my target which is to win the girl’s title,” the 12-year-old currently is with the IMG Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida with sponsorship by the Temple Management Company.Nigeria’s best outing at the tournament was in 2017 when Michael Osewa reached the final losing to Damien Laporte of the Seychelles.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Garry Sobers, the cricketing genius, turns 80,Garry Sobers, the cricketing genius, turns 80

first_imgA collage of pictures of West Indies cricketer and all-rounder Garry Sobers’ playing days. (from left) Garfield Sobers hits Trueman for four during his fine innings which pulled the West Indies from an early collapse against England in the fourth Test match on the opening day at Leeds on July 25, 1963. (Pubd. in Sport and Pastime on August 10, 1963); a close-up of Sobers’ lively bowling action from December 1965; Sobers hits a might drive off the bowling of Ray Inningworth (not in picture) at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on July 4, 1966. — The Hindu Archives SHARE COMMENT COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL × He was one of a kind who put West Indies on topcenter_img Published on A collage of pictures of West Indies cricketer and all-rounder Garry Sobers’ playing days. (from left) Garfield Sobers hits Trueman for four during his fine innings which pulled the West Indies from an early collapse against England in the fourth Test match on the opening day at Leeds on July 25, 1963. (Pubd. in Sport and Pastime on August 10, 1963); a close-up of Sobers’ lively bowling action from December 1965; Sobers hits a might drive off the bowling of Ray Inningworth (not in picture) at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on July 4, 1966. — The Hindu Archives cricket It may seem almost laughable today but growing up as a lefthander in India during the 1960s and ‘70s was not the easiest of things. People stared at you in restaurants while temple priests frowned at the use of my ‘wrong’ hand.These were difficult times for a youngster and my father would then talk to me about this left-handed wizard called Garry Sobers and his artistry on the cricket field. I saw his pictures in magazines and was delighted to know that here was a southpaw who was a hero in everyone’s eyes. Being a lefthander did not seem so morbid anymore and Sobers became my hero even though I never saw him bat or bowl.It was during my teenage years that I read more about this incredible cricketer who was clearly one of a kind. Today, as Sobers turns 80, it is with a sense of gratitude and admiration that I salute him on this momentous occasion. Over the years, I have devoured so much information about this remarkable individual that it is impossible to think that there will be another like him on the cricket field.His records are staggering with over 8,000 runs as a batsman and well over 200 wickets with the ball, where he could conjure up just about anything from raw pace to swing and spin. For nearly 35 years, he held the highest Test score record of 365 not out till a fellow West Indian, Brian Lara, surpassed it in the mid-1990s.While these are one part of the genius that was Garry Sobers, it was his ability to change the script of a Test match which was well and truly awesome. You only need to see the video of that breathtaking 254 for the Word XI against Australia to understand this better. Here was a 36-year-old Sobers against a ferociously quick Dennis Lillee and smashing him to all ends of the ground. It won the match for the World XI when all seemed lost at one point.Then you need to read about his incredible 163 not out against England at Lords in 1966. This was the time the West Indies had their backs to the wall with just a nine-run lead and half the side down in the second innings. Along came Sobers’ cousin, David Holford, and the two put on an unbeaten stand of 274 runs, which saved the game for the West Indies.It was during this series against England that the cricketing genius was at his best with the bat and ball. He had three big 100s in addition to a 94 and 81, which catapulted his tally to 722 runs in the five Tests. In addition, he picked up a pile of wickets which ensured that the West Indies walked away comfortably with a 3-1 win.Yet, my favourite anecdote is the Kingston Test of 1968 when Sobers proved yet again why he was simply the best of all time. The opponents were England again and the match was played on a treacherous wicket. Sobers was out for a duck in the first innings and, when his side followed on with a deficit of over 200 runs, scored a masterly 113 not out.There was more to come, though. After establishing a lead of 150-plus runs, he declared and threw down the gauntlet to England. Sobers then opened the bowling and the wickets began falling as the West Indies nearly pulled off a miraculous win. Imagine something like this happening after being in a bottomless abyss; only someone like Sobers could have written such a script.Ironically, it was this same kind of challenge which cost his side the series when he abruptly declared the West Indies’ second innings at Port of Spain, setting England a target of 215. This time around, there were no hiccups like the one seen at Kingston and the match was won. It was a crushing blow for the West Indies even though Sobers almost single-handedly won them the decider at Georgetown even while England’s last pair hung in there to claim the series 1-0.Today, on his 80th birthday, the gift he would cherish the most is to see West Indies cricket emerge a force to reckon with all over again. The absence of Tony Cozier, the celebrated West Indian journalist, who died a couple of months ago, will doubtless be felt too. Garry Sobers was an extraordinary cricketer to whom we owe plenty for those extraordinary moments. He deserves a special birthday treat. July 28, 2016last_img read more