Coronavirus confirmed in Croatia

first_imgZa vecernji.hr the owner of the ID Riva agency, Selimir Ognjenović, commented on the impact of the coronavirus on tourism. Coronavirus is the main news of all portals, including our tourism one, because the consequences will certainly be felt by the entire tourism sector. France is already recording a 30 to 40 percent drop in the number of tourists compared to expectations. Large hotel houses are already adding up the implications for the Asian market. Cruise companies are canceling sailing. “As for cruise ports, there are no special instructions yet, but they will be sent to them. When the first ship arrives in Gaženica, the port authorities will receive certain measures to implement ” said Minister Butković in Zadar at the request of journalists during the signing of the contract on co-financing ports and rehabilitation of maritime property in Zadar County, and since it is one of the hotspots in Venice from which most guests come to Zadar from cruise ships, they broadcast 24 hours. Coronavirus in Zagreb was confirmed in a younger man. “It’s a milder form of the disease, it’s isolated and so far so good.” Prime Minister Andrej Plenković pointed out. The Minister of Health, Vili Beroš, explained that the young man was in Milan from February 19 to 21 and that he would now concentrate on the people with whom the young man was in contact. “It is a flu-like illness and no major complications are expected from those we have in flu cases. The health care system is ready ” says Minister Beroš. Cover photo: Pixabay.com, The Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butković, said in Zadar today that he would submit special instructions to cruise ports regarding the situation with the coronavirus. “Fear is a bad companion, some are afraid to eat in Chinese restaurants and here in Munich. For us, the psychosis around the coronavirus could take some pre-season guests, for Easter and in May. Germans who book a vacation these days, if they choose between pre-season and post-season, choose the post-season. Those, on the other hand, who will go on holiday in the summer, often postpone the final decision. ” said Ognjenovic, who still believes that Croatia, no matter how things develop, will do better than most competitors. The coronavirus was confirmed in two people and in neighboring Austria. These are also people who have resided in Italy. What will happen in Croatia remains to be seen, and today a test of seriousness and readiness for such challenges is underway after the confirmation of the coronavirus in Zagreb. According to data from Croatia Airlines, there are still regular flights to Rome, ie for now there are no changes due to the coronavirus in Italy, as far as flights to Milan are concerned, and otherwise it is a seasonal line that does not operate in winter. “I think we raised the level of readiness on time, we were engaged ” concluding Prime Minister Plenković, adding that he expects maximum engagement from everyone. Domestic news portals from our largest sea destinations are already warning about the cancellation of tourist arrivals, mostly those reserved for March and April or the Easter holidays, but there are also cancellations of guests from Europe and Asia for June. The Asian market is in a big reduction in provisions, which is expected. Raising panic is not in anyone’s interest now, but seriousness calls for monitoring the situation. Source: 24 hours, vecernji.hr, At the end of today tourist council sessions Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli commented on the confirmed case of coronavirus in Zagreb “There is no room for panic, the Government headquarters is managing the situation in real time and all services are fully prepared”, says Cappelli.last_img read more

The Will to Win By Yajurvindra Singh

first_imgThe defeat in the super over in the 3rd T20I faced by New Zealand against India at Hamilton, showed how the mind has become as important as matter, in the game of cricket. India, came through victorious because they had the ‘Will’ to win rather than just a ‘Hope’ to win. The New Zealand cricket team is a prime example of a team that needed a mental coaching stint, especially after their defeat in the finals of the 2019 World Cup against England. Also Read – Meghalayan mid-fielder Phrangki Buam joins ISL side FC Goa The New Zealand board has faltered in not doing so and therefore, unfortunately, it will now take a while for their cricket team to get their confidence back. The Kiwi players had the Indian side on the verge of defeat but the reality of it happening dwindled just at the winning post.South Africa, a side that should have done wonders in the past, failed to do so, when they were put to the test under pressure and thereafter were branded in world cricket as ‘chockers’. The New Zealand side, one can now firmly establish, has followed in the same vein. Also Read – COVID-19: Football team observes ‘social distancing’ during match, loses 37-0India, on the other hand, seems a side that has mentally grown by leaps and bounds. The temperament shown when under such immense pressure by both Md. Shami bowling the last over and Rohit Sharma in the super over was quite remarkable. The mature words of Sharma after his feat was even more impressive. He said that he kept his head still and waited for the bowler to make the mistake. One needs to have been prepared and experienced to think in such a calm fashion at a time when ones adrenalin was flowing with such a high level of anxiety. Also Read – Big push to sports infra in Mizoram, gets Khelo India State CentreOne has seen Rohit Sharma winning in a similar fashion on the last ball in an IPL game for Mumbai Indians but to do so for India, shows how he has grown not only as a player but also as a thinking cricketer.Shami, on the other hand, is a player who has surprised everyone in world cricket. He is going through an upheaval in his personal life but seems to put all that behind him when he gets the ball in his hand. He is bowling sharp, accurate and seems to have a natural cricketing brain that sometimes astonishes one. The way he changed his length and strategy after the initial 2 balls of the final over of the Indian innings in the 3rd T20I, was what astute cricketing thought process is all about. Also Read – Manipur’s Thounaojam Kritina Devi all set to be part of the FIFA U-17 World CupIndia, in the past were a side that had the potential but faltered quite often when most needed. The Indian cricketers of both the Senior and the U-19 sides presently are showing one distinct characteristic and that is, that they are not afraid to fail. One can also see the camaraderie, team work and that element of happiness that they show case in one another’s success. One needs to applaud the people behind the scene to create such an atmosphere. A thumbs up to each and every one of them.The T20 format needs players to be daring and innovative. But if one looks deeper, it has this wild savage thought process to it. A cricketer has those precious minute seconds to think and therefore, instinctive cricket reaction becomes the order of the day. One can go into the game with all the planning, but T20 cricket is more of a mind game, “Mind reader approach” as one can term it, to get that advantage over ones opponent, whether in batting or in bowling. The batsmen do get that extra bit more of an advantage than the bowlers with the field restrictions, but cricket somehow has always been kinder to the batsmen than the bowlers.This does help in keeping the spectators on the edge of the seat. This is precisely why, for a cricketer, the T20 format is exciting to play. Furthermore, stardom is a possibility to become a real live hero, but the down side of it is that it can also lead to failure which could haunt one for the rest of ones life.This is why mental coaching and mentoring has become essential for the development of a modern cricketer. Keeping one’s mental balance intact during the good times and especially after a failure is so important. A blemish could lead to a major depression. Therefore, it has become very important for all the cricket Boards around the world to address this issue very seriously.Unfortunately, we are still at the stage of the old ways of thinking about a sportsman being tough physically and mentally. This one feels comes with the territory that a cricketer operates in. Every cricketer needs to imbibe the will to win but the wounded need to be looked after much more. Mental preparation is the only way out and the Indian side is showing that winning or losing, success or failure, all are now a part and parcel of the game and it is only the process that needs to be put in place to be successful. They have started the year 2020 with a bang in T20-20 cricket. A great beginning that one hopes finishes the year with a win in the World Cup T20 later in the year in Australia.Well done team India, to not only get acclimatized to the conditions in New Zealand so early on but also to strike with a force never seen before and for the wonderful and an exceptional historic T20 series win.Also Read: Cricket: A Game of Destiny And Lady LuckAlso Watch: CRISIL Foundation’s Gram Shakti certification to drive financial literacy and Inclusionlast_img read more

I hope some sort of training plan comes up: Vinesh Phogat

first_imgNEW DELHI: Opening of stadiums and sports complexes for athletes was among the latest guidelines issued by the government on Sunday while announcing an extension of the nationwide lockdown that is in place to stem the spread of coronavirus. And ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat believes that stadiums had to be opened up for training sooner than later as sportspersons would otherwise start getting frustrated at home.However, there is still uncertainty over a number of topics — it is yet to be made clear as to whether the complexes are open for competitions or training and the fate of contact sports like wrestling is yet to be ascertained. Vinesh feels that regardless of all, there hopefully is a decision soon enough for resumption of training at some level. “At the moment it really is not possible to know till what time this pandemic is going to go on and we can’t stop our lives for it,” Vinesh told IANS on Monday. “Yes, we have to be careful but something has to be done, till when can athletes just sit in one place. “The situation is now getting a little desperate because there is no training. We can think about competitions later but there is even no training and that is very frustrating.” Vinesh has been training at home with her sister for a sparring partner. “But without a mat it is not the same. At the same time, I can’t really do anything else. I can go to the place where I usually go to train, no one comes there but that is a risk, so I am avoiding that. Plus there are no competitions and so I am not pushing myself too much either. I am just using the time to keep myself fit,” said the 2018 Asian Games gold medallist. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju had said that the resumption of training will begin in a phased manner with those who have qualified for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and those who are close to qualification being given preference. Vinesh is one of the most prominent athletes in this category, having qualified for the Games at the 2019 wrestling World Championships and is seen as a medal contender. She was in the home run of her preparations for Tokyo 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm and the Games itself got postponed by a year. Like most people, the 25-year-old initially thought that the lockdown, which was first imposed in March, will be over in just over a fortnight. “No one knows how long this is going to take so we can’t continue to sit at home and train. What if it all comes to an end by the end of the year and it becomes absolutely sure that the Olympics will take place in July next year. You can’t prepare for an Olympics in such a short time period, so I hope some sort of a training plan comes up. For now, my coach keeps sending me training plans for the entire week and I follow it.” The risk of the virus, however, has hardly gone away from the country — over 96,000 cases of infections have been reported and more than 3000 have died. “The complexes may be opened but obviously, entry should be restricted,” said Vinesh. “It’s not like the virus has dissappeared so now anybody and everybody can enter the stadium. Yes, spectators can’t come but even among athletes, only those who truly need to train for big competitions, should be given priority,” she said. “Plus those that come with us, the coaches and others, all of them need to be taken into consideration. A lot of planning needs to be done.” Vinesh said that the training routines at home is as much a help for her mental health as it is for her body. “The thing about athletes who are at this level is that, if we are kept away from training for a prolonged period then that mindset and mentality that is needed to perform goes away,” said Vinesh. “I am not used to staying at one place like this at all. That’s why I am continuing to train as much as possible or else I’ll be punching the wall in frustration. That is one of the main reasons why I am training at home, to keep myself calm and focussed.” IANSlast_img read more

Robert Garcia: Josesito Lopez’s performance against Keith Thurman kept me out of the doghouse with my family

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearBut on Thursday night, Garcia had a change of heart. He told his brother Mikey Garcia, who is working more or less as Lopez’s manager, to book him a flight to New York. Garcia got his itinerary Friday morning for a flight that left LAX for New York on Friday night. His wife didn’t even know of the plan.“My wife and my daughter were a little bit upset that I took off to New York, but I had to be there,” Garcia told Sporting News on Monday. “Even though my dad was already there, and Dr. [Roger] Anderson would have been there, Josesito needed me there.”“Look at the way he fought,” Garcia pointed out. “When I showed up and he knew I was there, it makes the fighter more comfortable, get some more confidence, and the way he fought he was one punch away from becoming world champion.”It’s true. After being more or less outclassed for the first four or five rounds of the fight, Lopez came on strong in the middle rounds. In the seventh, Lopez landed a series of power shots that had Thurman in dire straights, barely able to hold on and make it out of the round and to his corner. Lopez came that close to becoming a world champion for the first time.But in the second round, it was Lopez who was in trouble, having been put on the canvas by a wicked counter left hook. Lopez made it to his feet and survived the scare, which helped keep Garcia out of the doghouse with his family.I asked Garcia when Lopez got dropped, what his reaction was.“Get up or else I’m dead at home!” Garcia laughed. “I missed my daughter’s fifteenth and you don’t perform? That would have been bad for me. But right away [after the fight] I got a text message from my wife saying we’re proud of you, it’s alright, no problem you’re not here with us. You’re with Josesito and you guys did a great job.”Garcia will corner three more world title fights over the next few months. He was set to be in Abner Mares’ corner against Gervonta Davis on Feb. 9, but Mares just pulled out with an arm injury. That will allow Garcia to focus 100 percent on training Jose Ramirez for his junior welterweight title defense against Jose Zepeda on Feb. 10 in Fresno. Garcia told Sporting News he had Ramirez choose Zepeda because he’s a southpaw.“When they told us about opponents, they gave us three different names. And I chose the left-hander because Abner is also fighting a left-hander, Jose is fighting a left-hander, and then Mikey is also fighting a left-hander,” Garcia told Sporting News just a few days before Mares had to pull out against Davis.“So that way I don’t have to change from one hour to the next and the way I’m working out. So I’m training everybody to fight lefties, which is the reason we chose Zepeda. The other names they gave us were solid guys, but I think Jose is probably the best out of them all. I chose him because he’s a lefty. That way I have sparring partners that are all lefty and it works out. Maybe I can even use the same sparring partners with each other. I already have. The ones that Jose is sparring, I’m already using with Mikey too. It works both ways.” Oftentimes when top trainers take on so many fighters, they end up shortchanging their guys. But Robert Garcia clearly has a system that is working for him and his fighters all seem to be pretty happy with the situation.“We’re doing a lot of similar sparring,” Jose Ramirez told Sporting News. “There’s one guy that’s coming in for Mikey that’s a little heavier. But I’m sparring two 140-pounders, Josue Vargas and John Bauza, and then Ruben Rodriguez and his brother Manny Rodriguez. Then I’m sparring another guy who is also an up-and-coming prospect. Right now it feels so good and my body feels really strong. If you ask Robert, it takes three or four guys to give me those 12 rounds sometimes.”Ramirez faces Zepeda on Feb. 10 in another hometown defense of his WBC title at 140 pounds and hopes for a unification before the year is over. It’s one of three more world title fights Robert Garcia will corner, with IBF minimumweight champion Carlos Licona defending on Feb. 16 against DeeJay Kriel, and of course Mikey’s big FOX pay-per-view showdown with Errol Spence Jr. If anyone is up for the challenge, it’s Robert Garcia. Robert Garcia has a lot on his plate over the next few months, and it began this past Saturday night with Josesito Lopez.Garcia wasn’t even supposed to be in Lopez’s corner for his fight against Keith Thurman. The top-level trainer was going to skip the fight because it was his daughter’s fifteenth birthday. For those that don’t know, in Mexican culture, the quinceañera is something you don’t mess with. It’s as big of a deal as anything, and Garcia was going to be the family man and stick it out while his fighter headed to Brooklyn for a huge opportunity.last_img read more

”Široki Wwin” won against ”Szolnoki”

first_imgThe basketball champion of B&H ”Široki Wwin” has marked the fifth victory in this season of the regional ABA League. This team played against the Hungarian ”Szolnoki” and won with the result 69:75Marko Šutalo was the best player of the match with 15 scored points. Freeman and Jones scored each 12 points. In the next round of matches, ”Široki Wwin” will play with ”Partizan” on the 12th of January, as well as with ”Crvena zvezda”. ”Igokea” from Aleksandrovac still holds the first place in the ABA League.last_img read more

Andrew Horn, Tyson Hodson make first team All AV-CTL DIV in wrestling

first_img195 Derrick Gates, Andale — 1st Team 3rd at StateColby Willis, Augusta — 2nd TeamTaylon Lamkin, Wellington — Honorable Mention 6th at State 152Colton Clayborn, Augusta — 1st Team State QualifierA. J. Hein, Andale — 2nd TeamJoey Haydon, Wellington — Honorable Mention 132 Zeb Edson, Circle — 1st TeamDylan Stroot, Clearwater — 2nd Team 170 Darick Jones, Clearwater — 1st Team 5th at StateJacob Hill, Augusta — 2nd Team State QualifierJustin Bruns, Wellington — Honorable Mention Andrew Hornby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two Wellington wrestlers made first team All Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV at the league meeting held Monday evening.Tyson HodsonAndrew Horn, a 126 pounder, and Tyson Hodson at 185 where named first team all league for the Crusaders.Wellington had a wrestler listed in 10 of the 12 weight divisions.The full league list is as follows: 106 Jake Goldenstein, Augusta — 1st Team. 1st at StateJordon Chambers, Clearwater—  2nd TeamSage Ferguson, Wellington — Honorable Mention  113 Hunter Furnish, Andale — 1st Team State QualifierNathan Moore, Augusta—  2nd Team State QualifierGraysen DeJarnett, — Wellington Honorable Mention 126 Andrew Horn, Wellington —1st TeamDylan Eck,  Andale — 2nd Team 138Cory White, Augusta — 1st Team State QualifierAndrew Pelkey, Wellington—  2nd Team 145 Brett Hamilton, Augusta — 1st Team State QualifierBen DeJarnett, Wellington — 2nd Team 120 Tyler Mies, Andale — 1st Team. 3rd at StateAustin Pitcher, — Clearwater 2nd TeamJosh Moore, Augusta — Honorable Mention 160 Kyle Armstrong, Andale — 1st Team 2nd at StateQuentin Spainhower, Augusta — 2nd Team State QualifierJason Haydon, Wellington — Honorable Mention State Qualifier 182 Levi Eck, Andale — 1st Team 1st at StateWright Bosley, Augusta — 2nd Team State QualifierVincent Ast, Wellington — Honorable Mention 220Jordon Moore, Circle — 1st TeamTrevor Buckner, — 2nd TeamMitchell Lowe, Wellington — Honorable Mention 285Tyson Hodson, Wellington — 1st TeamJake Ehrlich, Augusta — 2nd Team State Qualifier Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down LittleOne · 388 weeks ago Congratulations guys Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more