Zadar port Gaženica in the finals for the best port in the world – Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019.

first_imgLocal traffic continues to maintain positive trends with growth of 2,05% to 953.254 passengers. Looking at the type of traffic, significant growth of passengers was achieved among cruise passengers, 21,29% to 73.670 passengers. The same period in 2018 was realized at the level of 60.740 passengers. Photo: Luka Gaženica This is a great recognition for the Zadar Port Authority and the concessionaire Zadar International Port Operations (ZIPO), ie Global Ports Holding (GPH). Namely, GPH, the world’s leading cruise port operator, has nominated the Zadar port for cruises in the “Port of the Year” category, which rewards port administrations / cruising companies that have made the greatest progress in cruise port management in the last year. Ports from any part of the world can apply, and this year the finalists are the ports of OldenLoen in Norway and Yokohama in Japan. The Port of Gaženica (Zadar Cruise Port) in Zadar is one of the three finalists of the most prestigious selection for the best port in the world 2019 Seatrade Cruise Awards. The Zadar Port Authority continues with records in the number of transported passengers and vehicles at ports under its management. As a percentage, the highest growth of 25,17% was achieved in international traffic (seasonal lines). 2.969 passengers were transported. As of this year, a new line Zadar – Pesaro was introduced, next to the line Zadar – Ancona. The winner of the election will be announced on September 11, 2019 in Hamburg at the largest fair of the cruise industry Seatrade Europe 2019. At this fair, Zadar and Zadar County will jointly represent and promote the Zadar Port Authority, ZIPO and GPH, the Zadar Tourist Board and Zadar County and Zadar Airport. The goal is to promote Zadar and Zadar County through excellent cooperation and attract even more guests to the best port on the Adriatic, and maybe soon in the world.center_img For the first time in history, the total number of passengers carried exceeded 1.000.000 in the first 6 months. In the observed period, a total of 1.029.893 passengers were transported, which is an increase of 3,28% compared to the same period in 2018. Rebeka V. Pevec, director of Zadar International Port Operations, said: “We are very excited to be one of the three finalists of the 2019 Seatrade Port of the Year Award. This is also a recognition for our efforts and the efforts of director Škifić and his team in positioning Zadar as an important destination for cruises on the Adriatic, increasing the number of passengers in the port and developing the port and providing an even better experience for visitors to Zadar. All our efforts are focused on the well-being of cruise passengers, but also the entire local community” Photo: Pixabay.com The Seatrade Cruise Awards have been given for more than ten years to the best examples and practices within the cruise industry. Hundreds of ports apply for this selection every year, so entering the finals is a great success. There is still a growing trend in the number of vehicles at a higher rate than among passengers. In the first 6 months of 2019, 194.382 vehicles were transported, which is an increase of 7,05% “Already now, in the first year of cooperation with GPH and ZIPO, we see very good results. Entering the finals, where only two other world ports are with us, speaks volumes about our mutual success. We are convinced that in the coming years this cooperation will be better and better and that Zadar will soon take its rightful place in the cruise business. ” said the director of the Zadar Port Authority Robert Škifićlast_img read more

Season in review: Syracuse struggles with youth, inconsistency while growing through up-and-down year

first_img Published on May 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm Contact Debbie: dbtruong@syr.edu | @debbietruong For the first time in four seasons, Syracuse players will be watching the NCAA tournament from somewhere unfamiliar for this time of year — home.After eking into the Big East tournament with a win against Providence, SU’s season ended May 9 with a 12-3 trouncing and a first-round tournament exit at the hands of Louisville. The NCAA tournament is slated to begin May 31 in Oklahoma City.A year ago, Syracuse played in the NCAA tournament, advancing to the regional finals before being ousted by Arizona State. That team was spearheaded by Jenna Caira, who toppled school and national records en route to becoming the winningest pitcher in Syracuse history.This season, the newly graduated Caira swapped her uniform for coaching attire, becoming a fixture along the first-base line as she urged on a new-look Syracuse squad. The team’s inexperience reared itself periodically throughout the season in both inconsistency at the mound and in small, mental missteps that amounted to losses in the end.“We’re young and the team needs to find themselves and kind of define who they are. We still haven’t done that,” head coach Leigh Ross said following a pair of April 6 losses in a weekend series against DePaul.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCaira’s departure left a vacancy at the mound, but Syracuse appeared to have found a steady pitching rotation after sophomore Lindsay Taylor started 16 games early in the season, including an 11-inning standoff at the Spring Fling Tournament in O’ahu, Hawaii where Syracuse earned a spot in the championship game.But Taylor went down with an undisclosed injury at the start of April, leaving career reliever Stacy Kuwik to shoulder starter minutes. By season’s end, Kuwik totaled 175 innings, 53 more than last season when Syracuse went deeper into postseason play.“I’ve had, definitely, a bumpy road compared to other years,” Kuwik said after a late-April win against Seton Hall. “In the past, I’ve played cleanup, a game-saver sort of role. And, so this year, taking that role was definitely a difficult challenge.”Taylor’s injury added to the struggles of an inexperienced team that was still trying to establish footing midway through the season. Freshmen Lindsey Larkin and Danielle Chitkowski contributed sporadic innings on the mound, but the inconsistency and lack of steady, vocal on-field leadership was, at points, frustrating.“Right now, we’re looking for a leader. We’re looking for someone to step up,” Caira said on April 7, after DePaul dominated at the plate to sweep the series. “We just got to stay more disciplined. We can’t just settle.” In that game, DePaul managed 16 runs on the same amount of hits, compared to Syracuse’s two runs.Two weekends later against Seton Hall, Larkin didn’t pitch a full inning before being pulled from the second game of the doubleheader. Chitkowski and redshirt senior Gaby Torzilli didn’t fare much better before Kuwik reclaimed the post.Kuwik finished her senior season with a respectable 15-12 record, bookending the regular season by winning praise from Caira for developing better control of her pitches as the season progressed. The season was a growing process for Kuwik, who evolved from a pitcher whose confidence was easily shaken, to the team’s go-to option.Difficulties in filling the pitching void aside, senior Morgan Nandin and junior Shirley Daniels each established themselves as reliable defensive stalwarts, nabbing sometimes unthinkable, consistently cheer-generating plays throughout the season.In the Seton Hall series finale, Daniels plucked a would-be home run from mid-air, just as it appeared certain to clear the left-field fence. Daniels also set an SU single-season record with 35 steals.Syracuse’s record-holder in career starts at shortstop, Nandin continued with the defensive production that became her hallmark across four seasons. As the regular season wound down and SU closed with a win against Providence, Nandin said she had lofty postseason expectations for Syracuse, convinced that despite being the underdog, the Orange would do something special.SU fell short on that prediction, but Syracuse forged a deeper team identity as the season wore on, developing a stronger understanding of the team as a unit.Said Nandin after the win against Providence: “We’re playing as more of a team,” she said. “We’re picking each other up and we need that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

New cap joins senior ladies’ European team

first_img Cheshire’s Cath Rawthore has marked her first season of senior golf by playing her way into the England side for the European senior ladies’ team championship at Bled, Slovenia, from 3-7 September. Cath (image © Leaderboard Photography) is the only new cap in the team and will join established internationals Caroline Berry, Sue Dye, Amanda Mayne, Janet Melville and Chris Quinn. The reserve is Karen Lobb from Northamptonshire County. The team will be captained for the first time by Pat West of Spalding, Lincolnshire.  Rebecca Wood, the women’s Performance Manager for England Golf, commented: “We are delighted that Pat has agreed to captain this team. She is a very experienced player and a great supporter of senior golf. She will be a huge asset.” Pat’s aim will be to guide the experienced team to an elusive gold medal. This championship was started in 2006 and England has competed every year, apart from 2011, winning three silver medals and one bronze. Chris Quinn has played in each of those teams and this will be her seventh appearance in this event. Sue Dye will be playing for the sixth time, Janet Melville for the fifth and Caroline Berry for the third. The players: Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) is a past winner of the English senior amateur and of the English women’s stroke play championships. Most recently she was third in this year’s senior stroke play, signing off with a final round of three-under par 69. Sue Dye (Delamere Forest, Cheshire) won the English senior stroke play title for the second time in June. She has also twice been the English senior amateur champion and runner-up in the British. Amanda Mayne (Saltford, Somerset) is a past Somerset champion and the current county senior champion. She made her senior debut last year and, with a series of good results, played her way into England’s 2012 Home Internationals team. Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire) is the English senior amateur champion and has twice won the senior stroke play title. Her personal roll of honour includes three British ladies’ championships: the open, the stroke play and the match play. Chris Quinn (Hockley, Hampshire) has won six English senior titles and one British senior championship. This year she was runner-up in both the English amateur and stroke play championships. Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire) is a Cheshire county player who is playing her first season of senior golf. She reached the semi-finals of the English senior amateur and was 12th in the senior stroke play, earning herself fourth spot in the senior order of merit and her place in the team for the Europeans. For the first time this year the team has been selected using the new senior order of merit. The top six players after the two English senior women’s championships have qualified for the European team. The England team for the Senior Home Internationals, which take place in October, will be the top seven players on the order of merit after the British senior championship at Royal Portrush in September. 5 Aug 2013 New cap joins senior ladies’ European team last_img read more

Leafs coaching staff busy finding right pieces to return franchise to glory years

first_imgCoach Mario DiBella: The first thing we look at is does the player have a passion to play the game and that’s demonstrated by how he plays on the ice. Do you play the game the right way or do you cut corners? As a defenceman are you a player that leaves the (blue)line early because you’re not confident of your backwards skating or are you the guy that closes the gap and takes that chance to make the right play? We’re looking for players that want to move forward with their hockey careers. They’re not looking at Junior B as the end goal and have a plan to move forward past Junior B and paint their success not just in hockey but also as their life moves forward as a young adult.TND: The Leafs had to cancel the scheduled camp in Calgary. Why does the coaching staff feel it’s necessary to recruit in Alberta?Coach Mario DiBella: Again we see that Alberta market as an up-tapped resource. I know some of the teams in the KI from the East Kootenay recruit heavily in Alberta. There are a lot of great hockey players that come from Alberta as seen in the (WHL) draft this year. Alberta has a great midget program and many of those players want to get into the BC Hockey League and see the KI as way to get into the BCHL.TND: Do you have any players returning from last season?Coach Mario DiBella: At this point, we’re waiting on players. We have a lot of interest from players that played with us last year and wish them all the best at camps this fall. If those players find a fit as a top four D or top six forward position than I suggest they should stay with the team. However, if they’re not sitting in those positions then they should come back and get year, or partial year, to develop to get into the right situation to allow them to move forward with their hockey career.TND: What are your thoughts of having the entire coaching staff — Mario DiBella, Sean Dooley and Isaac Macleod — return from the end of last season?Coach Mario DiBella: I’m really excited about responsibilities we’re assigning each person and we’re going to see a team that not only has success on the ice but we’re going to be more involved with the community and focusing on education and citizenship. We’re all excited about the respective roles each coach will assume in rejuvenating this franchise.TND: After last season’s debacle on and off the ice, what can fans expect?Coach Mario DiBella: We’re all very excited about upcoming season. With the players we want back from last year’s team and the one’s we’ve recruited we’re going to have a dynamic squad with a lot of skill, size and speed and toughness that will make us a real hard team to play against. The Nelson Leafs begin building toward the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season by hosting its Annual General Meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the NDCC.However, since the Leafs were ousted from postseason way back in February, the coaching staff has been busy pounding the pavement in search of players to fill the roster for the upcoming campaign.The Nelson Daily Editor Bruce Fuhr spoke with Leaf coach Mario DiBella to get a gauge on the Leafs off season, especially after the Green and White completed a year that saw the club finish the year with a record below .500, fourth in the Neil Murdoch Division and a first round exit from the playoffs.TND: Can you explain how the off-season recruiting program has been progressing?Coach Mario DiBella: We’ve been very active and have got a number of players that will be coming to our camp, some whom we have committed to . . .. I can tell you that the team that you’ll see this year will be distinctly different from the team that finished the season last year. (Coach) Sean (Dooley) and I five have attended camps in Penticton — Academies Championships — West Kelowna, the Midget Provincials in Calgary and BCHL camps in Salmon Arm and Trail. We’ve seen a lot of hockey players last few months.TND: What type of player is the hockey club looking for?last_img read more