Gastro Biograd – a new outfit of the event that has positioned this city high on the gastronomic map of Croatia
All guests who decide to spend an extended weekend in Biograd and its surroundings expect a perfect combination of enjoying food, local indigenous products and good concert entertainment, with the inevitable benefits of the sea and the sun. All three days from June 22 to 24 at the location of the city promenade, all visitors will have the opportunity to see OPG fair where various exhibitors from all over Croatia will present autochthonous Croatian products. Tasting of green and blue Croatia in the true sense, as well as a presentation of local winemakers and cheesemakers with tasting, all in one place.Gastro passportThe interesting thing about this event is the sale of gastronomic passports that all those interested will be able to buy at popular prices in advance and on the spot, at the pool and with it to taste green and blue Croatian dishes prepared by the hotel Ilirija, master chefs and local caterers. Gastro passports will be available in pre-sale through all sales and distribution channels of Ilirija dd, as well as on the very days of the event at the location in Biograd na Moru.It is important to point out that this event is extremely important because it will bring together the gastronomic offer of “the whole of Croatia”, create a symbiosis of continental and coastal tourist offer and show that Croatia has great tourist resources. Also, in addition to selling our authentic story and wealth, we give the opportunity to all manufacturers to present their quality domestic products to the wider market.PROGRAMME Gastro Biograd brings a new outfit of an event that has positioned this city high on the gastronomic map of CroatiaIn recent years, gastrotourism has taken an increasingly important position in the tourist offer of Croatia and is one of the most dynamic and creative segments of this industry. Developed tourist destinations, such as the northern Dalmatian town of Biograd na Moru, are investing more and more effort in presenting the current, as well as those autochthonous offers of eno and gastronomic products of the town and its wider surroundings. Thus, the already recognized and highly visited event of the Biograd Gastro table this year gets a creative turn and conceptually and nominally evolves into an event called Gastro Biograd.Gastro Biograd, an event that unites all national gastronomic flags, will be held this year June 22-24 on the location of the Biograd promenade and the swimming pool of the hotel complex Ilirija, all under the organizing baton The Tourist Board of the City of Biograd na Moru, the City of Biograd na Moru and the hotel house Ilirija dd The event will begin with a grand opening in Friday, June 22nd after which a gastronomic duel of top Croatian master chefs awaits us at the swimming pool of the Ilirija Hotel, Branko Ognjenović and David Skoka who will cross cooks and prepare specialties of continental and Mediterranean Croatia on the spot. Gastronomic regions and Croatian zones will be presented by numerous culinary teams gathered at points where all visitors will have the opportunity to see and learn how to prepare traditional dishes such as gregada, žgvaceta, Vis bread, crostula, shepherd’s pie and many other national specialties. The end of the evening will be marked by a concert by a local audience favorite, unrepeatable Mladen Grdović. On Saturday, Gastro Biograd turns to the presentation of local winemakers and cheesemakers as the most important protagonists of the rise of the domestic and regional gastro scene. The entertainment program will be complemented by numerous artists who perform acrobatics on silk, rods and hoops with special lighting effects and fire. As a representative of continental Croatia, Jaska singer-songwriter Ivan Zak will take care of the dancing and singing audience at the pool of the hotel complex Ilirija.
Abbott had previously said that outdoor sporting events with spectators in Texas could be conducted at 50% capacity.The announcement Friday comes as Texas continues to set record highs in the numbers of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations since Memorial Day. On Thursday, the state set a new one-day high with 3,516 new cases of COVID-19, and 2,947 hospitalizations, which nearly doubled the number in hospitals over the holiday weekend.___The second-tier United Soccer League Championship is preparing to resume its season on July 11 after reaching an agreement with the USL Players Association.The 35-team league had just played its season openers when play was stopped in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Guerra says “we can’t allow this.”Deputy Health Minister Sandra Zampa says the celebration amounted to “dangerous behaviour.”Fans in Naples flooded into central piazzas and set off fireworks to celebrate shortly after Napoli beat Juventus in an empty stadium in Rome on Wednesday.Nearly 35,000 people have died in Italy from the coronavirus. The Campania region that includes Naples has accounted for 431 of those deaths.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities Thursday after five team employees tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press. June 19, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: 5 Lightning employees test positive for COVID-19 The person spoke to The AP on Friday on the condition of anonymity because the NHL and the team are not announcing the closure. The NHL is also no longer announcing which teams individual players tested positive. It was not clear how many Lightning players tested positive.The closure comes some two weeks after players were allowed to return to their respective facilities to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts. Players were allowed to skate in groups of up to six at a time.The move to open facilities was the next step in the NHL’s bid to resume its season with a proposed 24-team expanded playoff format, with games being played in two hub cities.The NHL projects teams to open training camps on July 10. All player exemption categories this year will be extended to the 2021 season.___Texas Motor Speedway is planning to have some fans in its massive grandstands when NASCAR runs its rescheduled Cup race there July 19.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a comprehensive action plan to allow fans for the race. The track said the grandstands and suites would be open to fans, who would be subject to social distancing requirements and additional protocols.It wasn’t immediately clear how many tickets would be available for the race at the 1 ½-mile track that was originally scheduled March 29. There are more than 110,000 grandstand seats. The union asks for vacation periods of at least three weeks before starting preseason practice and a “mandatory mid-season break of between 10 and 14 days.”FIFPro says “now is the time to apply this to player health.”___Thousands of Napoli soccer fans who poured into the streets to celebrate the team’s Italian Cup title without social distancing have been criticized by health officials as being “reckless.”World Health Organization assistant director general Ranieri Guerra says he was reminded of Atalanta’s Champions League game with Valencia in February. That match is believed to have been a key factor in why the virus has been so deadly in Bergamo. Associated Press The league says it will resume negotiations with the union on what would be their first collective bargaining agreement.___Soccer players’ union FIFPro wants players to be given mandatory breaks because match congestion caused by the coronavirus pandemic is likely to last through 2022.FIFPro warns of a “first spike in injuries because of insufficient preparation time and congested match schedules” since soccer restarted last month.The Netherlands-based union says “the impact of COVID-19 means the match schedule will be even more intense over the next two years.” —AP Hockey Writers John Wawrow and Stephen Whyno reporting.___The European Tour won’t have a senior circuit this year.The Staysure Tour for players 50 and older announced Friday it has canceled the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was supposed to start May 14-16 in Austria. Three senior majors on its schedule — the Senior PGA, the Senior U.S. Open and the Senior British Open — already had been canceled by other organizations.Mark Aspland, the head of the Staysure Tour, said along with complexities of international travel, the tour had to recognize the additional risk related to the tour’s age demographic.
Associated Press — Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg may need surgery after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis on his throwing hand. The 2019 World Series MVP was put on the injured list Aug. 15, a day after he recorded just two outs at Baltimore. After going 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 33 starts in 2019, the right-hander is 0-1 this season with a 10.80 ERA in two starts.— The Indians don’t expect to have Terry Francona on the bench this weekend for a series against Detroit after the manager had a scheduled medical procedure for a gastrointestinal ailment Friday. At this point, it’s not known when Francona, a two-time World Series winner, will return. Francona has already missed 14 games this season with health issues and recently revealed he’s had numerous surgeries in the past year for the condition.— The Phillies got an early jump on the trade deadline, moving to fortify their ineffective bullpen by acquiring relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Boston Red Sox. Philadelphia also got cash and will either receive more cash or a player to be named from the Red Sox, who obtained right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold. The trade occurred Friday night while Boston was playing in Baltimore and the Phillies were in Atlanta. Earlier Friday, the Phillies acquired right-handed reliever David Hale from the New York Yankees to help their league-worst bullpen, sending back righty relief prospect Addison Russ.NASCAR-DOVERJohnson makes last-gasp playoff push in final year at Dover Johnson was slow getting up but made his way back to the sideline and continued practicing. Later, after being examined by the team’s medical staff for an abdominal injury, he was taken to the hospital.Johnson’s NFL career has been slowed by injuries. He’s twice broken a foot, suffered a knee injury and dealt with concussions. He was with Buffalo last year following four seasons with the Texans.In other NFL news:— Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to practice Saturday after a one-day absence for personal reasons. Top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) and former Arizona Cardinals first-round pick Josh Rosen had so-so performances during Fitzpatrick’s absence yesterday, according to coach Brian Flores. Fitzpatrick, a 16-year veteran, was Miami’s most valuable player last year. Tagovailoa is considered a potential franchise quarterback, but he is returning from a serious hip injury in November that ended his Alabama career.MLB-NEWS DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is at the win-or-else stage of his playoff push as he hits his favorite track: Win at least one of the two Cup races this weekend at Dover International Speedway and he’s in the postseason. Johnson has a record 11 victories at the Delaware track, a staggering total that started in 2002 and stretched to June 2017.With Dover moving one of its two scheduled NASCAR race weekends to Nashville Superspeedway next season, Johnson’s mark seems unbreakable. But Dover, where Johnson has led 3,110 laps, is no sure shot these days for the No. 48 team. He is a 22-1 longshot to win this weekend after two finishes of 14th or worse in the last three races.Without a win, his playoff chances hang by a thread. Johnson is 25 points outside the playoff cutline with two Dover races and next week’s regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway left to end his final full NASCAR season in the championship hunt.The races will be held without spectators after Delaware officials rejected the track’s request to host a limited number of fans. August 22, 2020 Update on the latest sports NFL-NEWSBrowns CB Johnson released from hospital after liver injuryUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson has been released from the hospital after suffering a lacerated liver in practice this week.The team said Saturday that Johnson, who signed as a free agent during the offseason, was discharged from University Hospital on Friday and is doing well. The 28-year-old is expected to be back at the team’s facility in the next few days. He’ll have to go through COVID-19 protocols before he can be re-integrated into team activities. The Browns said his status will be evaluated on a “week by week basis.”Johnson was injured when he was landed on by rookie tight end Harrison Bryant as the two were battling for a pass during a red-zone drill. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski called it a “totally normal” football play. Lots of players ailingNEW YORK (AP) — This weekend’s Subway Series between the Yankees and the Mets has been postponed after two members of the Mets tested positive for the coronavirus. The Mets are taking the weekend off. They say they won’t have any team workouts this weekend, instead letting players and coaches isolate at home while New York and Major League Baseball undertake more testing and contact tracing measures. It’s a well-timed pause in the season for the Yankees, who placed shortstop Gleyber Torres and left-hander James Paxton on their crowded injured list Friday. New York was already without star hitters Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo), as well as left-hander Zack Britton, right-hander Tommy Kahnle and backup catcher Kyle Higashioka. Judge is expected to be activated Saturday after recovering from a strained right calf.In other MLB news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSTop-seeded Lakers and Bucks look to take controlLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks have restored some sense of normalcy to the NBA playoffs. The top-seeded teams in the Western and Eastern Conferences lost their openers but won their second games and are looking to take control of their series. On Saturday, the Lakers could pull ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Bucks could take the lead on the Orlando Magic. In Saturday’s other Game 3s, the Pacers try for their first win against Miami and Oklahoma City tries to avoid a third loss to Houston.NHL PLAYOFFSDallas and Colorado open second-round seriesEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche both wrapped up their first-round series with seven-goal surges. They now meet for a best-of-seven, second-round Western Conference playoff series inside the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta. Game 1 is Saturday night. The Stars overcame an early three-goal deficit in Game 6 for a 7-3 clinching win over Calgary. The Avalanche had consecutive 7-1 wins over Arizona to end that series in five games. The Stars won all four regular-season meetings against Colorado, including an overtime victory and another in a shootout. The Avs beat the Stars 4-0 in a round-robin game in the bubble. NASCAR-NASHVILLE PRESIDENTMoses named 1st Black track president in NASCAR historyDOVER, Del. (AP) — Erik Moses has been named president of Nashville Superspeedway, the first Black man to hold that title at any NASCAR track.Moses most recently served as president of the XFL’s DC Defenders and now leads the charge of the scheduled Nashville reboot in 2021. The 1.33-mile concrete track was built in 2001 by Dover Motorsports and hosted NASCAR and IndyCar events until 2011.Dover announced the hire before Saturday’s Cup race at the Monster Mile.
Tags: Ellen Hume, English Women’s Amateur 27 Jul 2020 Just champion! Eager Ellen keen to hang onto crown Ellen Hume has loved every minute of her year as English Women’s Amateur Champion – and isn’t about to give up her crown without a fight.The Hertfordshire golfer earned the biggest win of her career last year at Saunton Golf Club in Devon with a dramatic play-off victory against Curtis Cup player Lily May Humphreys.In the course of a tough week, the 20-year-old also defeated defending champion Georgina Blackman and Women’s British Amateur champion Emily Toy in the match play before taking the scalp of 2017 winner Humphreys in the week’s thrilling finale.No-one who witnessed Hume’s play could argue that the Mill Green Golf Club member had not worked hard to pull off the victory.Now Hume is back to defend the title at Woodhall Spa Golf Club in what will be a celebration of all that’s good about the men’s and women’s amateur game.For the first time ever the English Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships will be staged simultaneously at the same venue.And after developing a growing belief in herself following last year’s triumph, Hume is eager to get back into the thick of the action again.“I’m excited as I know what it takes to win,” she admitted.“You need to play well day in, day out.“There is maybe a little more pressure this year in that the match play is reduced to 16 players so you will have to play really well in the stroke play to advance.“But it’s a great event and special to win. It would be really amazing to successfully defend it.“Last year’s final was a was a great match between me and Lily and went all the way to the extra hole.“That just shows you how competitive it was.“It’s great that we can play in this event again despite what has happened with the coronavirus pandemic.”Hume may have been an underdog going into last year’s championship, but this year her presence will command instant respect.Following her 2019 success, Hume developed a strong belief in her game.That showed in her results on return to college in America where she is interested in athletic training and the biomechanics of sport as a back-up plan to a career to professional golf.She added: “It’s been enjoyable being the champion and gave me a real boost for the college season.“Off the back of the English, I won the Faldo Series in Birmingham and then got an England call-up for the Home Internationals and that was a great experience.“Then I jetted back to America for a full season and won my first collegiate event at the end of the Fall season.“I also had good finishes in the spring. I was sixth out of 264 competitors – the largest field in college golf which was pretty cool.“Now I’m looking forward to transferring from college in South Carolina to the University of Mississippi.“The weather is great, but it’s also a much bigger program and there are amazing facilities which I’m looking to use to my advantage.”Oddly enough, Hume is something of a novice when it comes to the Hotchkin and Bracken courses at Woodhall Spa.Prior to a recce visit a few weeks ago, Hume had not played either course, but is excited by the different challenges posed by the two tracks.“They provide very different tests,” confirmed Hume.“After playing both I prefer the Hotchkin as it’s a bit more open. It will be a great venue to host the amateur.“The Bracken is a lot tighter and you need to be accurate off the tee. The fairways are slopey and the greens are very big and slopey and that will test a lot of players with their putting.“I’m excited for the week – I’ve played well since lockdown and won Faldo Series event in my first competition back.“It will now be a real buzz to now try and defend my title.”Hume and her fellow competitors will play 18 holes stroke play on each of the first two days with rounds on both the Hotchkin and Bracken courses. The leading 16 players will then progress to the match play.The top players will be seeded according to their stroke play finishing place with the remaining players drawn at random.The week builds to a climax with the 36-hole final on Saturday.