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The first flight of Korean Air in Zagreb was welcomed

first_imgThe first water flight of the South Korean airline Korean Air, which connects Zagreb and Seoul three times a week since yesterday, was greeted with a traditional water greeting on Saturday, September 1. This direct line comes at the right time – a time of significant tourist growth in Zagreb and a significant increase in the number of visitors from South Korea, and the new line will further contribute to the positive results and growth of passenger traffic from South Korea. The mentioned line will be direct until the end of the summer flight schedule, while during the winter flight schedule the return flight will go via Zurich (Seoul-Zagreb-Zurich-Seoul). Thus, Korean Air will fly to Zagreb in September and October on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing from Seoul (ICN) at 11:05 am, arriving in Zagreb at 15:45 pm. Return from Zagreb will be at 17:20 and arrival in Seoul the next day at 11:30. From the winter flight schedule Korean Air will fly the aircraft type  Boeing  787-9 – Dreamliner  capacity 269 seats. The line will fly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with departure from Seoul at 11:25, arrival in Zagreb at 14:55, from Zagreb the plane will go to Zurich at 17:00, it will arrive in Zurich at 18:40, from where it will go at 20:55 to Seoul where it arrives at 15:35.Korean Air is one of the world’s 20 best airlines, serving more than 2017 million passengers in 26. This airline to 125 cities in 44 countries on six continents; has a modern fleet of 175 aircraft and employs more than 20.000 professional staff.last_img read more

Conor McGregor retires from UFC

first_imgRelatedPosts Sexual assault: McGregor awaits physical test, video evidence Sexual assault charge: UFC superstar denies allegation, released without charge Spain legend, Casillas, retires at 39 Conor McGregor, a former Irish Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion, has announced that he is retiring from fighting.“Hey guys. I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!” the 31-year-old McGregor wrote on his Twitter account, posting a picture with his mother at one of the World title wins. This is not the first time McGregor has announced his retirement.For the first time he declared these plans in 2016 when he was preparing for a rematch with US mixed martial artist Nate Diaz.However, after talks with UFC President Dana White, McGregor came to the octagon and won the champion’s belt.Last time, McGregor also announced plans to wrap up his sports career in March 2019 after defeating US mixed martial artist Donald Cerrone in the first round.McGregor is one of the most popular UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighters boasting a record of 22 wins and four defeats. He won his first champion’s title of the UFC in 2015 and became later the first MMA fighter to simultaneously hold the champion’s belts in the UFC featherweight and lightweight divisions.Tags: Combat SportsConor McGregorRetirementUFClast_img read more

Belle excites Qatar team

first_imgBeach Belle makes her debut in the Qatar Racing silks when she takes her chance in a top-notch renewal of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh. Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s operation snapped up a half-share in the Invincible Spirit filly, who was formerly owned solely by Lady O’Reilly. The exciting Kevin Prendergast-trained youngster has won both her starts this term, landing the opening juvenile maiden of the year back in March before following up with a Listed success at Naas in June. Press Associationcenter_img Qatar Racing’s David Redvers reports this race to have been in Prendergast’s sights for quite some time now. He said: “A mixture of form and homework would lead us to think she’s one of the major players this year – that’s the reason we have invested in her. She’s a gorgeous filly with a gorgeous pedigree and she has got plenty of speed. “This has always been Kevin’s target for her and he’s always said he is not concerned by what else runs in the race, so let’s hope he is right.” Qatar Racing also have an admirable type in Capella Sansevero, who will be aiming to bounce back from a disappointing effort in the Railway Stakes. He was only fifth that day, but trainer Ger Lyons subsequently admitted he made a mistake in running him again so soon after claiming second behind The Wow Signal in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. “He just bounced – he came back too quickly. Ger was kicking himself afterwards, but these things happen sometimes,” Redvers said. “His Ascot run is probably some of the smartest two-year-old form seen this year. Ger is sure he deserves his place in this race, so hopefully we will see the horse that ran at Ascot this time rather than the horse that ran at the Curragh. “He is versatile, so the ground would not be a worry.” last_img read more

Shearer to be honoured with statue

first_img Press Association The former Newcastle supremo told Press Association Sport: “It’s been resurrected. We have commissioned Tom Maley to finish it off – the family thought it was the right thing to do. “We, along with the Halls, signed him and he was a great servant to Newcastle, so that’s why we are doing it. “The idea was to put it in the Exhibition Park Museum, but we have had so many enquiries from the city about where to put it, so what we are doing is getting it finished first and then we will worry about where it’s going to go.” Newcastle paid a then world record £15million to lure Geordie Shearer from Blackburn to St James’ Park, but the investment paid off handsomely as he surpassed Jackie Milburn as the club’s most prolific marksman. He remains a hero with the Toon Army and was briefly handed the managerial reins by current owner Mike Ashley, who bought out the Shepherd and Hall families in 2007, although even he could not prevent the club slipping from the Barclays Premier League at the end of the 2008-09 season. Shepherd for one is in no doubt as to the place Shearer holds in Tyneside folklore, alongside former manager Sir Bobby Robson, whose own statue – also created by Maley – stands outside the Gallowgate End at St James’. He said: “He’s the best buy ever for Newcastle, nobody would ever contradict that. “It was important that he was recognised, certainly by his own city, for his years of service. He certainly deserves it, in my opinion. Some people might disagree, but I think he deserves it and the family is pleased to do it.” Former Magpies chairman Freddy Shepherd has resurrected plans to establish a permanent tribute to the now 44-year-old, who scored 206 goals for the club during a glittering 10-year career on Tyneside. Northumberland artist Tom Maley, who was initially commissioned eight years ago, will now complete the 9’6″ statue, which will take four months to cast, with Shepherd’s family business, Shepherd Offshore, covering the cost. center_img Newcastle’s record goalscorer Alan Shearer is to be recognised by a statue in his home city. last_img read more

ISL: NEUFC, ATK fire blanks

first_imgGuwahati: NorthEast United FC and ATK fought to a goalles draw in their Indian Super League (ISL) encounter here on Sunday.This is the third consecutive draw for NorthEast United in this year’s edition. After draws against Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC, where they led till the closing stages of the game, NorthEast United were forced to share the spoils again.NorthEast United have scored only one goal in their last three games but the point gained saw them reclaim the second spot with 20 points from 11 games. ATK are still sixth with 16 points from 11 matches.The match got off to a sedate start as neither team found any sort of rhythm in attack. Though the home side saw more of the ball in the opening exchanges, they were unable to trouble the ATK defence which looked compact.The first attempt on goal came in the 21st minute when Redeem Tlang showed good change of pace to work some space to shoot. However, his grounder was collected by an alert Arindam Bhattacharya in the ATK goal.After a period of midfield slugfest, ATK forced their first chance when Everton Santos played in Balwant Singh with a shrewd lob but the Indian striker hit it straight at NorthEast goalkeeper Pawan Kumar.The sloppy nature of the match continued for the rest of the half but the hosts were dealt a blow on the stroke of half-time when defender Mislav Komorski was stretchered off injured. Coach Eelco Schattorie was forced to send in Gurwinder Singh instead.Just before the end of the half, ATK captain Manuel Lanzarote’s freekick looked set to be headed in by Hitesh Sharma but Keegan Perera made a crucial intervention to keep the scoreline intact.The slow-paced nature of the game continued in the second half as well with clear cut chances coming at a premium.Even the substitutions made in the second half failed to provide the spark and the next real chance came in the 75th minute when Bartholomew Ogbeche unleashed a powerful effort from the edge of the box which went straight into the waiting hands of the ATK goalkeeper.ATK, however, did have a couple of good chances towards the end. Everton’s shot from close-range after a freekick from Noussair El Maimouni was blocked late in the game, and with a minute left to be played, Andre Bikey saw a header from a Maimouni corner cleared off the line by Gurwinder as the match wound to a draw. IANS Also read: ISL: Late Goal From Bengaluru Prevents NEUFC From Upsettinglast_img read more

Brewers swept by red-hot Rockies

first_imgMilwaukee Brewers\’ Mat Gamel showed the frustration felt by his team after striking out in the ninth to end the game and the series against the Colorado Rockies.[/media-credit]MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are learning to love life on the road under new manager Jim Tracy.Aaron Cook pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and closer Huston Street shook off a ninth-inning home run by Ryan Braun to earn his fourth save in as many games, lifting the Rockies to a 5-4 victory and three-game sweep over Milwaukee on Thursday.That’s eight straight wins, all on the road, for the Rockies, who completed a four-game sweep of St. Louis earlier this week — shredding two of the NL Central’s best over seven days.“I think we should just go straight to Seattle,” Cook said.Instead, the Rockies will face the Mariners at home, where they’re 9-14 this season.“Now we have to take this home with us to our fans and get our house in order,” Tracy said. “Because we’re a much better team at home than 9-14.”Colorado is 10-4 under Tracy, who took over for the fired Clint Hurdle on May 29.But it’s not like the Rockies were completely adversity-free Thursday: Catcher Paul Phillips nearly got run over by the Miller Park “Racing Sausage” mascots as he walked out of the dugout.And Phillips got booed for it!“I said, ‘Jeez, tough crowd,’” said Phillips, whose two-run single in the eighth proved to be the difference for the Rockies. “They were more into the sausage race, obviously, than they were the game.”Oh, and Braun’s three-run homer off Street in the ninth did add some drama.With the Rockies leading 5-1, Randy Flores allowed a pair of runners to reach base with one out. Tracy brought in Street, who struck out Mike Rivera before giving up Braun’s homer.Street, who saved the Rockies’ previous three games, then walked Prince Fielder before striking out Mat Gamel to earn his 12th save of the season and fourth in four games. Street was the Rockies’ sixth reliever of the day.“We taxed ourselves a little bit today, obviously,” Tracy said. “We took it to the limit a couple of times. But once again, we made some huge pitches when we had to.”Milwaukee’s typically potent offense scored only four runs in the first two games of the series and couldn’t manage anything against starter Cook (5-3) until the seventh.“That team’s playing really well,” Braun said. “And it’s a weird game: It seems like when you’re playing really well you get all the breaks, and when you’re not going well like we are now, you just find a way to come up on the short end of games like this.”The Brewers took some solace in the fact that they at least had several scoring chances. That wasn’t the case in the first two games of the series, when the Brewers managed a total of only four runs and struggled to get runners on base.“You’ve got to try to take all the positives you can from a game like this, a series like this,” Braun said.With the Rockies ahead 3-0 in the seventh, Cook gave up a pair of singles and a walk to load the bases with no outs. Tracy then used three relievers to limit the damage: Matt Daley gave up a sacrifice fly to Corey Hart, Alan Embree got Craig Counsell to line out to right, and Joel Peralta walked Mike Cameron to bring up Braun with the bases loaded and two outs.After falling behind 1-2, Peralta got Braun to chase a 79 mph slider — then struck him out on a 93 mph fastball.Cook ended Brewers scoring threats with strikeouts in the previous two innings, getting Bill Hall in fifth and Gamel in the sixth.Brewers manager Ken Macha saw the Brewers’ scoring chances as a sign of progress, even if they didn’t cash in.“It’s the job of myself and the coaching staff to continue to stay positive,” Macha said. “I think the comeback in the ninth inning is going to help.”Yovani Gallardo (6-3) gave up only two runs but struggled with his control, throwing 105 pitches over five innings and walking four.NOTES: First-base umpire Jerry Crawford left the game after the second inning after becoming ill. … Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the hearing for Cameron’s appeal of his two-game suspension for making contact with an umpire has yet to be scheduled. … The Rockies selected Tracy’s son, Mark, a catcher at Duquesne University, in the 49th round of the first-year player draft. “We didn’t ask for any favors, but I’m proud of him,” Jim Tracy said.last_img read more

Cardinal Gardens residents create community garden

first_imgResidents of Cardinal Gardens Apartments are using their green thumbs to contribute to sustainability efforts with a new community garden. The 250-square-foot garden opened Saturday and is located on a lawn at Cardinal Gardens. The initiative is a joint effort between the USC Environmental Student Assembly, USC Environmental Core and the residents, and aims to help students grow their own vegetables in their backyard. Residential student and staff volunteers, working closely with Cardinal Gardens Resident Assistant Olivia Pearson, built a vegetation patch surrounded by a sturdy  wooden fence, which was constructed by students. They manually dumped and raked soil, marking the first day of work on the garden. The project was funded by the USC Residential Student Government and the Cardinal Gardens Building Government.Pearson, a sophomore majoring in environmental engineering, has had a passion for gardening since a young age, which she attributes to her mother. Pearson said that the idea of a community garden sprouted from the one at Parkside, which she hoped to replicate at Cardinal Gardens. Pearson communicated her proposal to the supervisors at housing management to gauge their interest, and after it was approved she reached out to residents and promoted the event through hand-distributed flyers.“There [are] going to be fresh vegetables and herbs in the garden and all the residents will be able to come and take these things as long as they help contribute to the upkeep of the garden,” Pearson said.The garden style is largely based on sub-irrigated planters, which are very effective for watering the plants because they can prevent over-watering of the vegetation patch. The watering method is also instrumental in saving water in the wake of the ongoing drought conditions in California.             The drainage pipe runs beneath the patch to get rid of the excess water.Pearson worked with student volunteers to lay down the foundation for the garden. Soon after, they also laid the soil, tilling it for planting seeds. She feels that as a resident assistant, this was the best thing that she could have contributed to the community — inviting all the Cardinal Gardens residents to plant vegetables and herbs in the garden and pick them up for their kitchens when they have ripened enough.Stephanie Allen, a senior majoring in biochemistry and a member of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, came to help out at the event on Saturday. Allen said that such initiatives result from the collaboration of many different on-campus student organizations who come together with their resources whenever one of them needs help with a project. “We do service around the community and contribute by offering a helping hand where we can,” Allen said. “Personally, I think this is fun because I like gardening too, [and] I hope I will have a garden at my home. It is a great way for people in the Cardinal Gardens community to have a nice garden.”Angela Villamizar, a sophomore majoring in international relations and NGOs and social change, is also a resident assistant at Cardinal Gardens. She said she believes that the initiative will help residents become more environmentally conscious. “It’s a big deal for the community,” Villamizar said. “It was important to have this community garden to help provide more resources to the residents and help to inspire them to have a healthy lifestyle and the feeling of a    community.”The garden will be open to anyone who helps maintain it, along with several hundred residents of Cardinal Gardens.last_img read more

County Under 21 football final line-up complete

first_imgJK Brackens will meet Moyle Rovers on St Patricks Day in the A final at 12 o’clock in Golden.Killenaule earned their place in the B decider with a 2-10 to 1-3 win over Knockavilla Donaskeigh last evening.They will now face Upperchurch Drombane on the 17th at midday in Templetuohy.last_img

Slow La Liga starters find form in top match on bettingexpert

first_img Share It has been a tough start to the season for Real Madrid, but the highlight of their 2017/18 campaign so far also doubles up as September’s top match on bettingexpert.Despite sitting outside of the top four in La Liga after seven games played, the Champions League winners from the last two seasons have been faultless in the competition again this time around, which includes a 3-1 win in the month’s top match at Borussia Dortmund.20% of the tips posted on the match at the Westfalenstadion came on Unibet, with 8% on Matchbook and 6% on bet365. The same three bookmakers also topped the tree for the second and third biggest matches across the bettingexpert network, which both featured £200 million-man Neymar.The biggest surprise in the top ten was the inclusion of TonyBet, which accounted for 10% of the tips on Montenegro’s 1-0 win over Romania in qualifying for next summer’s World Cup. Victory at the Podgorica City Stadium left Montenegro seven points ahead of their Eastern European counterparts in Group E.It was perhaps no surprise to see that tennis lost an 8% share of its tips from last month, given that the Grand Slam season ended just a week into September. Meanwhile, ice hockey was the biggest climber, as the Unibet dominated sport achieved parity with basketball and baseball with 4% of the action. Share Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonBrandy is a beautiful black lab mix. She is about 2 years old, has been spayed and is up-to-date on her vaccinations. Brandy is a very shy young girl who is slowly adjusting to life at the kennel environment and will do so much better in a home. She is getting comfortable with the volunteers who spend time taking her for walks and hanging out with her so she can learn to relax and trust again.Her perfect life would be with someone who is calm, confident, consistent and patient. She would do best in a quiet home with another confident dog. Playing with other dogs is when she really blossoms so we are hoping for a home with an another dog.We always need volunteers to help with the dogs, in the office or with outreach.  To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton.  We are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Our contact information is www.adoptapet-wa.org or reach us at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.comlast_img read more