International Congress of Historic Cities – Promotion and Development of New Products in Historic Cities

first_imgGiven the archeological site of Salona and its importance in ancient history, Solin is certainly a great place to host such an event. Find out more about the ICPG Congress HERE The Congress brings together lecturers from the tourism and archeological profession from Romania (Alba Iulia City Administration), Austria (Vienna City Administration), Prague Tourist Board, Ministry of Tourism, Zagreb Archaeological Museum, Korčula Tourist Board, Hrvatsko Zagorje Museum, Apoxyomenos Museum, Institute for reconstruction of Dubrovnik, the Tourist Board of the city of Sinj, representatives of the Split-Dalmatia County and the city of Split. In addition to lectures, the program includes a panel discussion on ‘Entrepreneurship in Culture and Tourism’, which will be addressed by prominent individuals from the public and private sectors. The 26th International Congress of Historic Towns (MKPG) will be held in Solin from March 29 to 2019, 5, organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Solin, the Hotel President Solin and the City of Solin.  The International Congress of Historic Cities is held under the motto “Meet, share & build” which aims to encourage meetings (“Meet” concept) of leaders in tourism and archeology of historic cities, exchange of experiences in promoting them in the domestic and international tourism market (” Share) concept) as well as the development of new tourism products and arrangements through the joint engagement of leading people in the destination’s tourism (“Build” concept). center_img The theme of the congress is the protection and interpretation of historical attractions and sites in historic cities throughout Croatia through “benchmarking” with cities from abroad. The historical periods to be presented include the period of prehistory to the Middle Ages. The aim is to present the historical cities of Croatia and abroad from different historical periods with an emphasis on destination management, ie creative and interpretive presentation of historical sites. last_img read more

Final Exam

first_img Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Virginia Tech fifth-year senior QB Michael Brewer looks to improve in 2nd, final year in ACC Michael Brewer needed to take his mind off football.He transferred to Virginia Tech two months before starting at quarterback last season, forcing him to spend four to six hours a day during the summer digesting his new playbook.His only reprieve came during Fourth of July weekend, fishing under 90-degree skies in Islamorada, Fla.Brewer’s tosses were his fishing line into the Atlantic Ocean. The highlight reel catch came in the form of a 150-pound tarpon jumping six feet out of the water.“Michael didn’t think one thing about football,” Brewer’s father, Robert, said. “He didn’t run into anybody that knew who he was or asked about football.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We never even talked about it.”The silence sealed off fresh memories from a 7-6 Virginia Tech season that Brewer called a “constant struggle,” equipped with just a two-month crash course in the playbook before training camp.The time for excuses is over, Brewer said, and he’s overcome the adversity of abandoning his family’s deep Texas football roots because of an injury in his third season at Texas Tech. A season of experience and commitment to offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler’s intensive teaching methods, including take-home tests, have Brewer primed for a rebound season.“I feel like I did a pretty good job of not really listening to the outside world,” Brewer said. “I’ve seen it so many times and been taught the right way to handle all that.“It can’t do anything for you.”Brewer has no choice but to listen to Loeffler, who’s working with a returning quarterback for the first time in his three seasons on the job. He demands every member of his offense understand the inner workings of everyone else’s jobs — linemen knowing receivers’ routes, receivers knowing linemen’s schemes, and so on.Loeffler’s method of quality control is administering pen and paper tests.Brewer’s responsible for drawing out entire offensive formations — 200 of them — and by mislabeling 18 of them on his first assessment, he wasn’t approaching his coach’s standard.“I got it pretty good from coach Loeffler that day,” Brewer said.The quarterback struggled to embrace his coach’s criticisms and understand the minutia of each play like Loeffler did. Robert Brewer, a former college quarterback himself, told his son to “get to another level.”Improvement on pen and paper tests translated to better communication on the field. Third-year tight end Bucky Hodges said Brewer’s improved on discretely tipping his receivers on the route he wants at the line of scrimmage.It’s a sign of Brewer’s enhanced confidence under center, something that fluctuated trying to orchestrate an offense last season whose top three receivers were underclassmen.“My expectation for him this season is to be one of the top quarterbacks in the (Atlantic Coast Conference),” receiver Isaiah Ford said. “He’s put in an extreme amount of work.”Brewer is trying to live up to a name that success has always followed in football. His father, grandfather, uncle and great uncle were all quarterbacks at University of Texas.Winning four state championships at Lake Travis (Texas) High School, Brewer appeared on the same track. But injuries complicated his situation at Texas Tech, and the strenuous process of transferring “made Michael a man,” his father said.Brewer was overwhelmed by his “whole new world:” Moving away and into his own apartment, teaching himself the long verbiage of Virginia Tech’s pro-style offense and seeking out a new kayak spot.“Sometimes making you better doesn’t involve a pat on the shoulder,” Robert Brewer said.Ahead of his final season, Brewer’s no longer jaded through the lens of year-to-year championships he experienced in high school. He’s no longer staring at the lowlights of his once-sidelined football career.The ledger has evened out over the course of his college career, most recently in highlight-reel wins against Virginia and Ohio State last season while also losing five games by one possession.“When things are going good, keep it even keel,” Brewer said. “When things aren’t going well, keep it even keel.“I don’t feel any pressure going into my last season, I’m excited.” Comments Published on September 3, 2015 at 4:25 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ This is placeholder text Advertisementlast_img read more

Albert Pujols makes his spring debut in Angels’ victory over Rockies

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error UP NEXT: Angels (Andrew Heaney) vs. Indians (Ryan Merritt), noon PT,  Tempe Diablo Stadium, Fox Sports West/KLAA (830 AM) PreviousThe Angels’ Albert Pujols waits to hit during spring training workouts at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Albert Pujols walks between fields during spring training workouts at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Albert Pujols waits to hit during spring training workouts at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Angels’ Albert Pujols runs the bases during spring training workouts at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Albert Pujols waits to hit during spring training workouts at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Albert Pujols waits to hit during spring training workouts at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Albert Pujols waits to hit during spring training workouts at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Albert Pujols walks between fields during spring training workouts at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 6The Angels’ Albert Pujols walks between fields during spring training workouts at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandTHE GAME: On the day the team got Albert Pujols into his first game of the spring and Shohei Ohtani hit for a second day in a row, the Angels beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Salt River Fields.PITCHING REPORT: Matt Shoemaker, who was scheduled to throw two innings and 30 pitches, actually got an out in the third before hitting his limit. “Matty was great,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “One fastball that he got thigh high and got out of the park, but he was pitch effective and pitch efficient. Getting up a third time is great at this time of year.” Shoemaker allowed a long homer to Mike Tauchman. Five of the six Angels starting pitchers who have pitched so far have allowed at least one homer. Only Parker Bridwell got through his first outing without allowing a homer. … Right-hander Jim Johnson pitched his second scoreless inning in as many outings. Johnson, a ground ball pitcher who figures to benefit from the Angels’ strong infield defense, got out of the inning with a double play.HITTING REPORT: In his first start of the spring, Pujols played first base for three innings. Pujols hit a deep flyout – registered at 100 mph off the bat – and a lineout. The game marked Pujols’ first competitive outing since losing, by his estimate, about 15 pounds after having an injury-free winter. “He looks great,” Scioscia said before the game. “He is moving very well, definitely.” … Ohtani, in his second game at designated hitter, went hitless in three at-bats, with a strikeout, a flyout and a groundout. Ohtani is not likely to hit in a game again until Sunday, because he is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday and pitch on Friday. Ohtani said he isn’t concerned about the layoff, because he did it in Japan. He also said he might be allowed to hit on his bullpen days, eventually. … Catcher René Rivera hit his first homer of the spring, a shot to straightaway center field. Rivera, who also singled, is 5 for 6 this spring. … David Fletcher had two more hits, including a double, to improve to 6 for 10 this spring.DEFENSE REPORT: Rivera threw out a runner trying to steal second. … Left fielder Jahmai Jones, one of the Angels’ top prospects, made a leaping catch at the fence.last_img read more

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant credits former Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon for elevating his post play

first_imgLife lessonBryant developed such a thirst for NBA championships that he once called the Lakers’ failed three-peat during the 2010-11 season “a wasted year of my life.” Yet with the finality of his NBA career drawing nearer, Bryant has somewhat evolved on what the ultimate end-game should be.“The game is bigger than scoring points and winning championships. It’s really about have you been able to move somebody or inspire somebody for a brief moment to want to be a better version of themselves,” Bryant said. “Hopefully I’ve done that.” It seems fair to say Bryant has. At every farewell stop, countless opposing players greet him on the court and in the hallways expressing their appreciation. In turn, Bryant said his large fanbase “inspired me to be the best version of myself.” “When you retire, your championship trophies are sitting there and dust collects,” Bryant said. “If you really want to create something that stands the test of time, you must move somebody.” Writing historyInstead of fixating on Golden State’s quest to surpass the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the NBA’s best regular-season record (72-10), Bryant argued fans should simply appreciate the Warriors (71-9) amid their efforts to defend their NBA title. “The run that they’re on is a remarkable one,” Bryant said. “We should enjoy that as it’s taking place now with what they’re currently doing. Then as time goes on, you have to look back and see how many championships they have won. But in this moment, you’re doing something obviously that no team has ever done before.” HOUSTON >> The drills looked so simple and repetitive as one Hall of Famer eagerly taught a future candidate endless post moves. Former Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon hosted Kobe Bryant for an offseason workout in 2009 that featured what the Lakers’ star described as “the smallest details of things.”Those small details became huge, though. A video documenting part of their workout showed Olajuwon explaining to Bryant when to move his pivot foot. Other times, Olajuwon demonstrated exactly when Bryant should spin and cut baseline. The two repeated the drills endlessly.• LAKER FOR LIFE: Book that chronicles Kobe’s 20 years in LA now on sale • PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant through 20 yearsThe Lakers (16-63) visit the Houston Rockets (38-41) on Sunday at Toyota Center with Bryant ranking third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list (33,535 points) partly because of his superior post play. Even if that skill became a large part of his offensive makeup through his 20-year NBA career, Bryant largely credited his workout sessions with Olajuwon for fine-tuning them.“When you’re able to understand those small details, you’re able to elevate it to another level,” Bryant said. “Hakeem has probably been a little frustrated because a lot of players don’t pay attention to that. If you watch him play, those things aren’t. He pays attention to every little thing.”That explains why Bryant called Olajuwon a “genius” after spending his 18-year NBA career collecting two championships (1994, 1995), 26,946 points (10th overall) and willingly mentoring star players. That also explains why Olajuwon reportedly said he considered Bryant his best low-post student after also training LeBron James and Dwight Howard. “My first 30 minutes working together, he knew I understood what he was saying,” Bryant said. “It was the smallest details of things. From that, I got a lot out of it.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more