“BIKING KRK – Feel good!” is a promotional campaign of the Tourist Board of the island of Krk intended for the development of cycling tourism on the island of Krk. For the fourth year in a row, in cooperation with all the island’s tourist boards, a number of both traditional and new cycling events have been promoted under a common name, with the aim of popularizing active holidays on the island of Krk.A series of seven bicycle races began with a joint active weekend in Omišalj and Malinska, followed in the coming weeks by weekend programs and cycling gatherings for all ages in Dobrinj, Baška, Krk, Dubašnica and Punat.Manifestacija „Biking Krk – Feels good“ pruža đirade po cijelom Krku, pritom spajajući lokalnu gastronomiju, tradiciju i doživljaj što je i smisao turizma. Brojni krčki ugostitelji pripremili su promotivne cijene proljetnih delicija poput krčke janjetine, šparoga i šurlica, uz tradicionalne zlatne kapljice vrbničke žlahtine.. Sve kroz zajedničku poruku Feel God. „The network of Krk promenades and bicycle paths is systematically arranged and marked, and today it covers an impressive 600 kilometers, and if those road routes are added to them, the number of kilometers available to cyclists is even higher. With the help of a new island cycling map, which unites all parts of Krk“They point out from TZO Krka.There is also a mobile app recently Krk Bike through which tourists can search for bicycle routes, from road, MTB and trekking, and where all the service and tourist information is. You can see the entire bicycle map of the island of Krk hereAn excellent tourist story and an example of how only joint efforts and merging tourist stories can create quality content and a complete tourist product. That is why it is important to brand one story, in this case the island of Krk, as a whole, and not for each city, ie the tourist community to develop and promote itself, without looking at the bigger picture. Guests do not see the borders we have set for ourselves, but see the island of Krk as a whole, as well as other tourist regions (Dalmatia, Istria, Slavonia, etc. ()Also, it is very important to complete the whole story with local tradition, gastronomy and cultural offer because that is the meaning of tourism, to offer a complete tourist product.
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWith nine incoming freshmen on Wisconsin men’s hockey team roster, head coach Mike Eaves knows his team will have plenty of room to grow early in the 2007-08 season.”[There are] a lot of unknowns about our group of young people,” Eaves said at a press conference Monday. “I think as people look at our roster, they’ll note how young we are. They’ll also note that there’s some talent there, and we’ll just have to see where this young talent takes us and how it mixes with the upperclassmen.”The talent Eaves talked about Monday includes the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation, highlighted by forward Kyle Turris and defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Brendan Smith.Turris was taken third overall in the NHL draft by Phoenix, and McDonagh and Smith were chosen 12th and 13th overall, respectively.Skill alone won’t win games for the Badgers, however, as Eaves stressed the difference in competition at the collegiate level.”One thing for sure, no matter how talented you are coming in, these young men are playing at a different level,” Eaves said. “I think it’s going to take time for them to adapt. That’s what history tells us.”In college hockey, programs often don’t have time to rebuild. Players often leave early for the NHL, something Wisconsin has plenty of familiarity with in recent memory. Eaves said this doesn’t affect the team’s strategy in the way it is going about the season and likened his freshmen to previous young Badger talent.”I don’t think it changes our approach at all, the fact that they’re leaving earlier,” Eaves said. “You take a look back as recent as Joe Pavelski. Joe had some pretty good numbers, but he had some highs and lows in that first semester. Second semester, we saw a more consistent Joe Pavelski, and I think that’s the path that the young people we have right now are going to take.”Eaves said that even the high-profile arrivals of Turris and McDonagh will take time to adapt to the college game.”All those young freshmen have some real God-given abilities that we can’t teach,” Eaves said. “The thing about this class coming in is that as good of hockey players as they are, they’re even better people. I think that will help the maturity and their ability to hopefully grow and get used to college hockey at a faster rate.”Big skates to fillWith the departure of goalie Brian Elliott, the main goaltending duties are now in the hands of junior Shane Connelly, who spent two years as Elliott’s backup. He has played in 16 games for the Badgers, posting a 7-6-2 mark and a 1.97 goals against average.”I think if you talk to [Shane’s] teammates, they will tell you that Shane is right where Brian was two years ago,” Eaves said. “Brian’s teammates knew that he was a good goaltender, and I think Shane’s teammates know he’s a good goaltender. Now it’s his turn to stand under the spotlight and see how far he can grow with that.”Connelly is no stranger to tough situations. He posted a shutout in the team’s win against eventual National Champion Michigan State in the College Hockey Showcase and was the winning goalie in the Frozen Tundra Hockey Classic and Lambeau Field in 2006.”He’s had some big games,” Eaves said. “He’s worked through some tough times. It’s his time now, and he’s ready for it.”Tough test earlyWisconsin takes to the road this weekend and will face a ranked opponent in its first game of the season as it takes on No. 8 Notre Dame in the Lefty McFadden Invite.Like Wisconsin, Notre Dame is a young team — the Irish have seven freshmen on the roster as well as eight sophomores.Eaves sees similarities between his squad and the Fighting Irish.”Notre Dame’s pretty young too,” Eaves said. “If you have a veteran team coming back, that’s where you have somewhat of an advantage over the year because of the fact that you’ve had more repetitions. Pretty much everybody’s in the same boat.”The two will meet Friday at 4 p.m. at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. read more
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It appears the only thing that can slow Kershaw down is if Roberts chooses to pitch him on five days rest Sunday against Bartolo Colon, rather than the usual four days rest on Saturday against Mets ace Noah Syndergaard. What will win out: a pitcher’s showdown for the ages or one manager’s common sense?“I like that theory as far as using that day for everyone to get the extra day,” Roberts said. “It’s been documented by everyone that starting pitchers get the extra day, they perform better. Even for Clayton, his numbers speak to, when he gets an extra day, he performs even better.”Not really, if you’re into splitting hairs. Opponents hit slightly better against Kershaw on five days rest (.210 batting average, .269 on-base percentage, .305 slugging percentage) than four (.202/.261/.303). It’s a statistical flip of the coin for the pitcher and a larger question for the manager, who would be forced to start Kenta Maeda on no fewer than six days rest.“We’re trying to figure out what we’re going to do as far as the off-day, giving guys an extra day, keeping guys on the same schedule,” Roberts said. “So yeah, we haven’t decided yet, but we’re in talks.” Urias maintaining humilityWhile the Dodgers enjoy a day off Thursday, pitcher Julio Urias will try to extend his streak of 27 consecutive scoreless innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 19-year-old left-hander is attempting to break a 111-year-old Pacific Coast League record (44).Luis Avilan has been there virtually since the streak began. The veteran relief pitcher, who was recalled from Triple-A on Monday, said the success hasn’t gone to Urias’ head.“I didn’t even know that he had that streak,” Avilan said. “Whenever you have a streak like that, the last thing you want to do is talk about it.”Urias is 4-1 with a league-leading 1.10 ERA. “He’s having fun because he’s having a really good moment right now. He’s making it look, like, really easy. I’ve played with a lot of prospects in my career and he’s one of the most humble prospects that I’ve ever seen.”McCarthy throws in bullpenReports of Brandon McCarthy‘s demise might have been premature. The right-handed pitcher threw a short bullpen session at Dodger Stadium, about 25 to 30 pitches, according to a team spokesperson. He took a brief step back from his every-fifth-day throwing program last week, then resumed playing long toss Monday. McCarthy wasn’t in the Dodgers clubhouse or on the field during media availability Tuesday. A week ago he said that he would need two or three more mound sessions against live hitters before going out on a minor league rehab assignment. If that’s still the case, McCarthy might only be weeks away from his rehab assignment — a fairly insignificant setback as Tommy John surgery processes go.AlsoThe Dodgers will continue with an eight-man bullpen through next week, Roberts said. “I still think we’re going to stick with that,” he said. “We’re managing to get through with a four-man bench and just giving us the flexibility with different guys in the pen is more of a priority.” … Scott Kazmir still hasn’t been cleared to take a full swing at the plate. The pitcher was limited to bunting and half-bunting/half-swinging during batting practice because of a lingering injury on his left hand/thumb. … Scott Van Slyke will rejoin the Dodgers no sooner than June 3, Roberts said. Van Slyke, who’s missed six weeks with a lower back injury, played first base in his first rehab game with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Considering how well he’s pitched every fifth day this month, might Clayton Kershaw actually get an extra day off before his next start?It’s a thought, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday. The team has a rare day off Thursday while it travels to New York to play the Mets. The Dodgers have played 18 games in 18 days, mixing in a 17-inning contest Sunday for good measure. The streak will reach 20 before the day off, so rest is a scarce quantity.Kershaw is a scarcer quantity, a once-in-a-generation pitcher in the midst of a ridiculous month. He’s 5-0 in five May starts, giving up three runs in 42 innings. The left-hander has faced 142 batters this month, 16 above the minimum. read more