18 Nov

Zagreb Airport recorded an increase in passengers in the first six months

first_imgIn this year’s summer flight schedule, six months after the opening of the new passenger terminal, Franjo Tuđman Airport recorded a continuous double-digit increase in the number of passengers.Since the beginning of the year, the airport has recorded a cumulative increase in the number of passengers since 12%, while only in October 2017 an increase of 17%.  Zagreb Airport will also record several record results this year, so in August, earlier than ever, the two millionth passenger was welcomed, and in December, for the first time in history, the number of 3 million passengers is expected to be reached.This year’s arrival of the prestigious airline Emirates represents a special step in the business of Zagreb Airport. It is an airline that brings a large number of passengers from more than 777 countries, mostly from Asia, but also from Australia and Oceania, to Zagreb with a 300-seat Boeing 364 60ER wide-body aircraft, which makes Zagreb and Croatia more accessible to distant markets. affect Croatian tourism outside the summer season. “In addition to Emirates, the national carrier Croatia Airlines, with its four new routes to Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki and Bucharest, and Monarch, a specialized airline for leisure city break travel, thanks to which the number of tourist arrivals from Great Britain has increased. In addition to new routes, there has been an increase in the number of flights and the size of aircraft at existing destinations at Franjo Tuđman Airport, which includes LOT flights to Warsaw, Czech Airlines to Prague, but also long-haul routes such as direct flights to Canada Air Transat and Qatar Airways on a regular line to Doha ” stand out from Franjo Tudjman Airport.Year-round linesFranjo Tuđman Airport is looking positively towards the upcoming winter season 2017/2018. during which, thanks to year-round lines, significant capacity increases have already been secured. Thanks to the Emirates and Monarch flights, Dubai and London and Manchester will be connected with Zagreb by direct flights in the winter flight schedule, which will ensure greater connection with important emitting markets in Asia and the United Kingdom.At the beginning of the winter season, on 31 October 2017, Eurowings is introducing a new direct route to Düsseldorf three times a week, while the national carrier Croatia Airlines is offering its seasonal routes to Lisbon and Barcelona for the first time in history outside the summer season. throughout the first half of the winter flight schedule, more precisely until the first week of January 2018. The Polish company LOT, as well as the Norwegian low-cost company Norwegian Airlines, will also keep part of the newly introduced seasonal frequencies through the winter flight schedule.last_img read more

17 Sep

Hass: After pair of convincing wins, ‘Syracuse football is back, baby!’

first_imgEighty-two-year-old Dick MacPherson could barely hear anything I was saying when I called him on the phone last November. I was writing a story about the 1987 undefeated Syracuse football team coached by MacPherson, who has since been voted into the Hall of Fame.Once he finally heard my question, though, the 1987 team was the last thing he wanted to talk about. Instead, still revved up by Syracuse’s 45-26 upset win over Louisville from the day before, MacPherson changed the topic to the 2012 team.“Syracuse football is back, baby!” he shouted. He must have said that phrase or some slight variation of it 14 times in a half-hour span.For a while I didn’t believe him. I bought that the 2012 Syracuse team was back and that they had a chance to make a bowl game. But at the time, I didn’t buy that the team was back for the long haul. But with the Greg Robinson years in the past, the Doug Marrone years as a foundation and the Scott Shafer years upon us, perhaps Syracuse is back.Thus, you should come to SU’s game against Clemson on Saturday, Oct. 5. Not just to watch Clemson, but to watch the Orange. After blowout wins against Wagner and Tulane, things are looking up for Syracuse football. This team might be better than people expected.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSure, Wagner and Tulane aren’t the greatest football teams ever assembled. Frankly, they’re bad. But the Orange didn’t just beat those teams. They throttled them, clicking on all cylinders and executing to a T.“People said you won last week, but yeah it was Wagner,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said after Saturday’s 52-17 pummeling of Tulane. “Wagner was a good football team, as is Tulane.”They’re really not that good. I expected Tulane to be better. Its offense was stagnant, its defense was almost as bad as Wagner’s and its special teams unit — sans star kicker Cairo Santos — has about as much talent as that of a nearby high school team.With that said, Syracuse looked mighty fine on Saturday for the second week in a row.First off, Terrel Hunt has exceeded expectations by a long shot. He has more total touchdowns — nine — than incompletions thrown — eight — and his ability to make something out of nothing makes the offense electrifying.In a second-quarter scramble from the Tulane 16-yard line, he bolted up the right side, making safety Darion Monroe miss at the three. Then he helicoptered into the end zone over lunging defensive end Andre Robinson.Another reason is Jerome Smith. His typical catchphrase is that “the hay is never in the barn.” But after Saturday’s resounding win, the running back tweeted after the win that it was.Smith’s already rushed for six touchdowns, which is tied for fifth in the country. On Saturday he made a nasty one-handed snag that earned the No. 6 spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays the following morning.The defense also shined against Tulane after shutting out Wagner. Shafer urged his former unit to hold Tulane scoreless in the second half. And that’s exactly what it did. Tulane’s drives were as follows: punt, interception, turnover on downs, punt, punt.To say that Clemson’s offense is better than Tulane’s would be obvious.Instead, I’ll simply say that the SU defense is better than I thought it was at the start of the season. Clemson is nasty, but the Syracuse defense won’t be totally embarrassed. I think Clemson will win the game, but I don’t think it will be quite the blowout people expect.“Clemson’s a real good team,” Syracuse defensive back Darius Kelly said on Saturday. “They’re fast, they’re strong. We’re going to see what we can do these next few weeks.”So head to the Dome to watch Syracuse, not just to see Clemson. The Syracuse team is exciting, and maybe it really is back, like MacPherson told me last year. It’s a new era, and life in the Atlantic Coast Conference may be less of a rude awakening than I thought at the start of the year.Walking through stadium control last Saturday, MacPherson was asked a simple question by the security guard.“How’s it going?”MacPherson stopped, looked up at the guard and raised his bushy eyebrows.“ACC,” he said, nodding his head and walking away. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 23, 2013 at 12:09 amlast_img read more

19 Jan

Garvo Lanete gives ailing Meralco a boost

first_imgBolts continue to lose key players as Hodge suffers suspected knee injury Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The Ormoc native also put pressure in himself to churn out a better showing after turning 29 on Tuesday.Fittingly, Lanete lit up for a career second-best 24 points on a 4-of-9 three-point shooting to lead Meralco to a tight 92-90 victory over Phoenix that kept them alive in the playoff race in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m just lucky and I thank Lord for that,” said the former San Beda sniper, who is always prepared whenever coach Norman Black calls his number.Lanete shared the spotlight with his peers who are trying their best to make the Bolts run despite the injuries that beset the squad. PBA IMAGESWith key cogs down for Meralco, Garvo Lanete expected a bigger responsibility in its game against Phoenix on Wednesday.“We had to step up because we don’t have Jared (Dillinger) and we don’t have Cliff (Hodge). So when we lost to NLEX, coach was firm in telling us that we had to treat this game as a championship game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Every practice, the coaches have been telling me to not hesitate in shooting the ball. And it’s not just me, but the same with my teammates because we all stepped up. Me, Jason Ballesteros, Anjo Caram, Chris Newsome, Nico Salva, and of course, Cliff Hodge. Every game, we always have that same mentality.”With Meralco keeping afloat at 3-6, there’s not much room for error for the Bolts, especially with their Governors’ Cup Finals rematch set against Ginebra on Sunday.“It’s the same, we’ll have a championship game mindset,” he said. “Yes, we’re excited for the rematch, but we’ll treat that as a regular game. We just have to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

28 Dec

St. Eunan’s to host an ‘Alternative Christmas Dinner’ demonsration fundraiser

first_imgSt. Eunan’s GAA club have a great Cookery Demonstration Fundraiser coming up with well known local chef Martin Anderson on Thursday, Dec. 1st upstairs in the Clubhouse. Martin of Sonder Cafe is creating ‘An Alternative Christmas Dinner’ upstairs in the newly refurbished St Eunans clubhouse with doors opening at 8:00.Full bar available and Christmas Hamper and spot prizes to be won. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed and tickets are available for €10 from the following members:Anne Russell 086-834 2449Yvonne Phillips 087-627 5410Mary Carr 086-164 0868Toni Harvey 087-783 0199Eunan O Donnell 087-677 5637St. Eunan’s to host an ‘Alternative Christmas Dinner’ demonsration fundraiser was last modified: November 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cookingMartin AndersonSonderSt Eunanslast_img read more