The Kvarner Tourist Board prepared a presentation for Slovenian journalists and partners in Ljubljana, in cooperation with the Slovenian specialized magazine “Dober tek”.Namely, as they point out from the Kvarner Tourist Board, right now is the opportunity to thank Slovenian journalists and partners, as well as tourists, for the fantastic numbers in tourist traffic from the Slovenian market in 2017, when almost 9 million Slovenian overnight stays were realized in 4,5 months. guests, which means 5% more compared to the same period in 2016. In the total number of overnight stays in Kvarner, Slovenian guests account for more than 18%, and in the entire Kvarner region there was an increase of 9%, both in overnight stays and in the number of guest arrivals.The topic of socializing with journalists and partners in Ljubljana was the presentation of news in Kvarner with top gastronomy from Kvarner, presented by chefs Igor Eržen and Dražen Lesica from the famous restaurant Rivica from Njivice on the island of Krk, and chef Dalibor Perinčić and sommelier Mario Mahulja from winemakers and restaurant-tavern Gospoja from Vrbnik. They brought the flavors and aromas of the sea and the Vrbnik žlahtina to Ljubljana, and the space was filled with the sounds of klapa songs. On that occasion, programs and attractions in the autumn-winter period were announced for Slovenian guests, from Marunada, Chocolate Festival, RI Gastro Week of Cod and Chocolate, Cod Day in Njivice, Olive Day in Punat, to Jazz Ex Tempora in Opatija, as well as numerous other manifestations.The presentation aroused great interest from journalists and partners from the Kvarner Tourist Board, and will be followed by publications on social networks, in newspapers where the thematic magazine DOBER TEK, specializing in gastronomy, will publish a report, and on Slovenian TV. On the occasion of the presentation, a short promotional film of the Kvarner Tourist Board on the topic of gastronomy was made.
When USC running back Stafon Johnson forced his way into the end zone last Saturday, we all realized that Ohio State had lost yet another big game on a big stage. And I knew that once the Matt Barkley praise died down, the Big Ten trashing would once again rise up.Every year, Big Ten football players and fans are smacked across the face by mainstream media outlets that insist the conference has reached rock bottom. The most popular topic of discussion next to Tim Tebow’s eternal greatness is the state of the Big Ten and, more specifically, how bad the conference has become.But enough is enough — at least for one Big Ten fan.It’s about time someone provided some insight from the other side of the argument. It’s about time someone stood up for the historic, revenue-pumping conference that is the Big Ten.I’m about to be that guy.For me, the conference debate comes down to three main points: perception, recruiting and bowl game records.Now people’s perception of the Big Ten is greatly influenced by mainstream media, so let’s take a closer look at the unbalanced media coverage. In week one of the college football season, we saw a ranked Iowa team struggle to win a game against Northern Iowa and, in week two, we saw Michigan State lose to Central Michigan. These poor performances brought a ton of negative attention to the Big Ten.But what about the other conferences? Is the Big Ten the only league that suffers from an upset?In case you missed it, the high-powered Oklahoma State Cowboys from the mighty Big 12 Conference (arguably the nation’s best conference at the start of the season) lost to Houston. That’s right, the No. 5 team in the nation lost to Houston, at home. In all honesty, I heard more discussion about Northern Iowa’s near upset of Iowa and Central Michigan’s win over Michigan State.Where is the criticism of the Big 12? I know Oklahoma was without Sam Bradford, but the Sooners already have a loss, and the Cowboys couldn’t even hold off Houston at home. Throw in Colorado’s blowout loss to Toledo and Kansas State’s loss to Louisiana Lafayette (who?) and that looks like a pretty weak Big 12 to me.It just seems like an upset in the Big Ten is always front and center, even when a team in the top five suffers a defeat to a team no one has ever heard of.When this issue of national perception comes up, something about Big Ten recruiting usually follows. With all of this negativity surrounding the Big Ten, one must assume that Big Ten recruiting has taken a major hit. That couldn’t be further from the truth.Despite getting destroyed in recent National Championship games, the Ohio State Buckeyes have continued to recruit at an elite level. Take star ratings with a grain of salt, but according to Rivals.com, OSU had the third-best recruiting class in 2009. Terrelle Pryor — the nation’s top recruit in the class of 2008 — made the choice to continue his football career in the Big Ten.Plus, other top programs like Penn State and Michigan have continued to bring in highly rated classes, despite this supposed dark cloud that surrounds the conference.When push comes to shove in college football, or any sport for that matter, it comes down to winning, and it is quite obvious that the Big Ten has struggled to win bowl games.So, how could I argue with the Big Ten’s 1-6 bowl record last year?Well, for one, the system does not do the Big Ten any favors. In fact, the way the bowl system works, middle-of-the-pack Big Ten teams are put at a significant disadvantage.First, let’s look at the conference’s top teams from last year.The Nittany Lions earned a spot in the Rose Bowl and met USC in the Trojan’s own backyard. They were put up against a potent USC team, a team that — in my opinion — would have given Florida all they could handle had they met in the National Championship.Ohio State was put up against Texas in the Fiesta Bowl and lost on a last-second touchdown. If you asked Texas head coach Mack Brown how big a gap he saw between his conference and the Big Ten conference that Ohio State represented, I doubt he’d tell you he saw any gap at all.Ohio State played well enough to win that Fiesta Bowl and they should have beaten USC last weekend, but the Buckeyes just continue to lose these big games at the end.But one or two teams do not make up an entire conference. What about the rest of the Big Ten?Iowa was the only Big Ten team to win a bowl game (they beat South Carolina), but take a closer look at the individual matchups and you’ll see the disadvantages.Our own Wisconsin Badgers, who held the seventh-best record in the Big Ten, played Florida State, an ACC team that finished second best in its conference.The Northwestern Wildcats — a resurgent program that was fifth overall in the conference last season — played the Big 12 North Champion Missouri Tigers.Every year we see teams near the top of the ACC or Big 12 standings play Big Ten teams that are no better than fifth overall in the conference. Are those bowl games fair? It sure doesn’t seem like those are equal matchups to me.The Big Ten has certainly seen better days, but the state of the conference is not as bad as everyone makes it out be. It’s a flawed system, and the Big Ten suffers from it.Yes, Ohio State has struggled to win big games and that has contributed to the conference’s lack of respect, but the national media and unbalanced bowl system have contrived this “Big Ten crisis” that simply does not exist.I understand that the conference needs to start winning bowl games despite the disadvantages it faces, but I refuse to believe the Big Ten is falling apart.
Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan received a rapturous reception on his return to his alma mata;Accra Academy where he pledged to finance the construction of an artificial football pitch to replace their grass-less surface.Gyan who last visited his Alma Mata in 2006 was in the company of his manager Samuel Anim Addo who incidentally is also an old student of Accra Academy.Gyan in a group picture with the school’s staff The grassless pitch which will be transformed by GyanGyan ushered onto the grassless pitch Gyan being introduced to the school’s staffAsamoah Gyan recieved a rapturous reception on his entry to Accra Academy
MLB All-Star Game 2019 results: AL claims seventh straight Midsummer Classic in tidy 4-3 win over NL
The American League continues to flex its muscles.The little brother of baseball continues to beat up the Senior Circuit, with the American League taking a 4-3 victory at Progressive Field in Cleveland. MORE: Watch the MLB All-Star Game live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)In a tidy game under three hours, Joey Gallo supplied a bit of bop with a solo shot in the seventh. The AL now takes a 25-6-1 lead over the last 32 years in the Midsummer Classic.Indians right-hander Shane Bieber took home MVP Award honors at his home ballpark after striking out the side in the fifth.Things got exciting in the eighth, when Home Run Derby winner Pete Alonso smoked a single to bring home two runs and tighten the score to 4-3. Brad Hand, Cleveland reliever, wiggled out of trouble before Aroldis Chapman closed it out in the ninth.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. Read below for all scoring plays.MLB All-Star Game 2019 live score, updates, highlightsAmerican League: 4National League: 311:03 p.m. END OF GAME: Aroldis Chapman strikes out Yasmani Grandal to end the game. 11:01 p.m.: CC Sabathia comes out to talk to Chapman and gets a nice hand from the crowd. Cool moment in Cleveland.11:00 p.m. Chapman strikes out Max Muncy for the second out of the ninth.10:58 p.m. Chapman strikes out J.T. Realmuto for the first out of the ninth.10:58 p.m.: Aroldis Chapman on to close it out for the American League.10:54 p.m. END EIGHTH INNING: Alcantara gets Jose Abreu to ground into a double play.10:50 p.m.: Sandy Alcantara in to pitch the eighth for the NL. Gleyber Torres with an infield single to start things off. 10:46 p.m. END TOP EIGHTH INNING: Hand gets Moustakas to pop out in foul territory to end the threat. Whew. 10:43 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE SCORING PLAY: Pete Alonso smokes a single up the middle that bounces off Gleyber Torres’ glove. Two runs score. 4-3 American League in the eighth.10:41 p.m.: Hand gets Blackmon swinging and up comes Home Run Derby champ Pete Alonso with a chance to do some serious damage in the eighth. 10:38 p.m. Hand walks DeJong and the bases are loaded with Charlie Blackmon at the plate.10:35 p.m.: David Dahl singles to right and there’s traffic on the basepaths for the NL. Hand at 13 pitches. Jeff McNeil at the dish.10:29 p.m.: Cleveland’s Brad Hand is in for the AL. He walks Moustakas to start the eighth. 10:26 p.m. END OF SEVENTH: Mike Moustakas, manning the hot corner, with a gorgeous snag for the putout at first. 10:24 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE SCORING PLAY: Joey Gallo takes the first pitch he sees from Smith and deposits it in the right field seats. 4-1 American League.10:21 p.m.: Woodruff out for the NL, San Francisco’s Will Smith in.10:21 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE SCORING PLAY: Bogaerts grounds into a double play. Chapman scores. AL leads 3-1 in the seventh.10:19 p.m.: Matt Chapman works a walk and James McCann follows up with a single. AL is in business with no outs in the seventh. Xander Bogaerts up.10:15 p.m. END TOP SEVENTH: Easy 1-2-3 inning for Greene. Onto the bottom of the seventh.10:07 p.m.: Shane Greene in to pitch for the AL and he gets Mike Moustakas to fly out to left on the first pitch.10:03 p.m. END OF SIXTH INNING: Vogelbach flys out to Jeff McNeil in left to end the inning.10:03 p.m.: Pete Alonso and Max Muncy combined for an amazing web gem to get Carlos Santana. 9:57 p.m. END OF TOP SIXTH: Hendriks gets Pete Alonso swinging to end the sixth.9:55 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE SCORING PLAY: Charlie Blackmon launches a solo shot to center field to cut into the AL lead. 2-1 AL in the sixth.9:54 p.m.: Francisco Lindor is mic’d up in this inning. Liam Hendriks pitching. Lindor is an absolute treasure.9:43 p.m. END OF FIFTH: Gleyber Torres with a poor at-bat to end the fifth. 9:39 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE SCORING PLAY: Gary Sanchez smoked a double earlier in the inning. He moves to third on a ground out. Jorge Polanco grounds to Muncy for the RBI infield hit. AL leads 2-0.9:29 p.m. END TOP FIFTH: Bieber strikes out the side. Crowd roars.9:25 p.m.: Shane Bieber in for the AL, sure to make the Cleveland crowd happy and proud.9:20 p.m. END FOURTH: Castillo makes easy work of the AL in the bottom of the inning.9:16 p.m.: Reds ace Luis Castillo in for the NL now. AL still up 1-0 in the fourth. Carlos Santana leading off.9:12 p.m. END TOP FOURTH: Bell grounds out to second to end the top half of the fourth. Nice recovery for Giolito.9:11 p.m.: Giolito gets Bellinger looking and then gets Arenado to ground out to Bregman (score it a fielder’s choice). Josh Bell up.9:07 p.m.: Lucas Giolito in for the the American League now and Austin Meadows is in the outfield, as well. Giolito walks Freeman to start the fourth.9:04 p.m. END BOTTOM THIRD: Clinical inning from Jacob deGrom. He gets Mike Trout to pop out to Freddie Freeman to end the frame.9:03 p.m.: Jacob deGrom in for the National League and he gets two quick outs of George Springer (swinging) and DJ LeMahieu (grounder).8:59 p.m. END TOP THIRD: A lead-off double from Ketel Marte goes to waste as Jose Berrios gets the next three to end the inning. 8:50 p.m. END SECOND INNING: Clayton Kershaw totally fools Jorge Polanco on a swing to end the second.8:48 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE SCORING PLAY: Michael Brantley doubles home Alex Bregman, as things go for Houston Astros. 1-0 AL in the second.8:45 p.m.: Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich, rivals in the NL MVP race, are both mic’d up and sharing the outfield now. This is excellent.8:43 p.m.: Clayton Kershaw in for the second inning for the NL. 8:39 p.m. END TOP SECOND: Tanaka snares a ground ball off the bat of Willson Contreras and tosses to first for out No. 3. 8:39 p.m.: Bell beats out an infield single — he was safe by at least a step — but was called out. Replay review reverses the call. 8:36 p.m.: Tanaka strikes out Bellinger and then gets Arenado to fly out to center. Now faces Pirates All-Star Josh Bell.8:32 p.m.: Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka is in now, facing Cody Bellinger. 8:28 p.m. END FIRST INNING: Carlos Santana grounds out to short. George Springer’s lead-off single is for naught.8:25 p.m.: Important to note: Freddie Freeman is mic’d up. It’s amazing.8:20 p.m. END TOP 1: Freddie Freeman takes a curveball for Strike 3 to end the top of the first. On to the “home” half.8:16 p.m.: First pitch from Verlander to Yelich is a ball and we are underway!8:07 p.m.: Always cool to hear.Carlos Santana got a nice home welcome from the Progressive Field crowd.pic.twitter.com/2RtLwbhnqX— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 10, 20198:00 p.m.: We are (hopefully) now a few minutes from first pitch.7:50 p.m.: Cleveland fans lustily boo Aroldis Chapman and Kris Bryant. After all, 2016 wasn’t too long ago. 7:40 p.m.: All video packages as we stand. Still 20 minutes or so until first pitch.7:30 p.m.: And away we go. 7:20 p.m.: A somber and heartfelt note to start tonight’s All-Star celebration.A tribute to Tyler Skaggs at the #[email protected] and Tommy La Stella will both wear 45 tonight. pic.twitter.com/Hq03egHOgX— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 9, 2019