Another major European sports competition is coming to Istria

first_imgDuring the European Judo Championship for younger seniors in Hungary, a meeting was held, at the highest level, of the Croatian Judo Federation and the European Judo Union. The result of several months of agreements is the confirmation of the organization of the European Judo Championship for younger seniors in 2020 in the city of Poreč!Quality work and insistence on excellence always pays off, as shown by the long-term organization of major events in Croatia, especially Istria. Poreč is a well-known destination in the world of judo, which is trained by more than 40 million people a day. The organization of the European Veterans Championship in 2010, the European U20 Championship in 2012, as well as the great Judo Festival for the last three years, will be continued in 2020, in the Žatika hall, while the participants will be accommodated in the Laguna Resort.”I am extremely glad that the best European judokas under the age of 23 are coming to Poreč in 2020. It is the result of the excellent work of the Croatian Judo Federation, the local community and partners, who have proven themselves on every occasion as top hosts and impeccable organizers.”Said Sergej Solovejčik, President of the European Judo Union, after a meeting with Sanda Čorak, President of the Croatian Judo Federation and Hrvoje Lindi, Secretary General of the Croatian Judo Federation.Photo: Croatian Judo FederationThis year’s European Championship for younger seniors, held from November 2 to 4 in Gyor, Hungary, gathered 300 men and women from 37 European countries, and it is extremely important for the better transition of juniors to senior competition and for the popularization of judo. “We are proud to host another major European event, and as I pointed out at the meeting, we want this European Championship and the entire preparation period, to continue with activities to attract more children in Istria and the rest of Croatia in judo, work on gender equality in sports and physical activity. Together with the City of Poreč, the Tourist Board of the City of Poreč and the County of Istria and Plava laguna dd and our other partners, I believe that this championship will be remembered as one of the best organized”Pointed out Sanda Čorak.It is important to point out that in addition to 300 male and female judokas, there are certainly as many accompanying staff; from coaches, journalists, federation representatives and others who follow this competition. Also, step by step or as many organizations of such sporting events give seriousness and professionalism to the whole destination and confirmation that it can organize large sporting events by all standards, which in the future will only bring more such serious sports events and create a competitive advantage over the competition.An excellent example of sports tourism this year was in Umag, where from 29.6. to 8.7. held by the World Junior Karate Championship, where is  over 3000 participants, primarily athletes, delegates, judges and their companions from more than 100 countries realize 18 to 20 thousand overnight stays. Yes, 20.000 nights.Sports tourism is much more than football, in fact, there is a lot more space through “small” sports.RELATED NEWS:ZAGREB, SPLIT, VARAŽDIN AND POREČ IN JANUARY HOST OF THE EUROPEAN HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018last_img read more

Gov. Wolf: State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers

first_img May 20, 2020 Bucks$2,359,600Adams$436,200Union$166,600 Westmoreland$842,500Mifflin$224,200Montour$71,000 Category 5 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 138-596)$16,500 – $51,600$18,500$20,693 Berks$1,216,500Schuylkill$307,400Susquehanna$139,000 Provider TypeRangeMedianAverage Group Child Care Homes$2,000 – $7,700$2,800$3,064 Erie$1,011,700Mercer$253,900Carbon$88,200 Category 2 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 39-61)$4,100 – $20,800$5,650$6,594 Luzerne$924,400Perry$244,700Wyoming$81,000 Distribution by county:Distribution by County Lebanon$791,400Crawford$220,500Juniata$47,500 Washington$519,300McKean$200,700Sullivan$8,600 Philadelphia$11,146,700Centre$502,800Clarion$194,300 Grand Total $51,346,300OCDEL has continued to pay child care providers with CCW, Pre-K Counts, and Head Start State Supplemental Assistance Program enrollments during the closure period. OCDEL recognizes that providers have or will experience increased costs associated with additional staffing, cleaning and sanitation to ensure a safe environment for children. This funding is being provided to support the continuum of child care business operations that are so very necessary to Pennsylvania’s parents.The attestation form and process for the CARES Act funds for child care providers can be found here.Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.Additional resources for citizens and DHS providers related to COVID-19 are available here.Ver esta página en español. Montgomery$3,587,200Northumberland$461,200Elk$179,300 Delaware$2,603,800Beaver$450,100Bradford$167,900 Family Child Care Homes$1,700 – $4,300$2,100$2,235 Northampton$1,098,400Clearfield$304,000Tioga$137,900 School Age Only$2,700 – $16,900$3,000$3,306 Monroe$560,600Huntingdon$203,600Cameron$22,400 York$1,448,500Indiana$322,300Greene$154,000 Lackawanna$697,800Bedford$206,200Fulton$38,700 Category 1 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 8 -38)$2,300 – $12,800$3,500$4,020 Economy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced an initial distribution of $51 million of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support child care providers around Pennsylvania. Distributed in partnership with the General Assembly, this initial funding will reach nearly 7,000 child care centers.“Child care providers are the backbone of our economy in many ways,” Gov. Wolf said. “Without their work, children would miss out on an introduction to education that helps them throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and parents and guardians may have to stay home or not pursue education themselves. I cannot understate how valuable this work is to local communities and the commonwealth as a whole, and as Pennsylvania reopens, we need a robust and healthy child care system.”Pennsylvania received $106 million in funding to support child care providers through the CARES Act that will be distributed to providers in two waves. The first wave of $51 million will be distributed to all eligible, licensed child care providers and is designed to help providers preparing to reopen as counties move to the yellow phase. The remaining funding will be allocated following the completion of a study by the Department of Human Resources (DHS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Penn State Harrisburg’s Institute of State and Regional Affairs assessing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania’s child care providers.“Child care providers allow parents and guardians to go to work knowing their children are being cared for a in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment. Without their service, we cannot have a fully functional economy, and we are committed to helping them weather this tumultuous period,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “This CARES Act funding allows us to support child care providers who are undoubtedly feeling the current strain on their businesses so they can continue to be a resource for families around Pennsylvania.”Funds will be distributed to eligible, certified child care providers through regional Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs). OCDEL determined eligibility for funding and amount of award based on the type and size of provider, number of active enrollments in Child Care Works (CCW) subsidized child care, child care capacity, and licensure status. A base payment is set by licensure type and capacity and providers can receive additional funding for CCW enrollments and if they operate in a county determined to have moderate or acute capacity issues. Twenty-seven counties in Pennsylvania can be considered moderate or acute child care deserts based on capacity of licensed child care providers compared to projections from census data on the number of children needing care. Providers suspended for a tax lien, welfare fraud or providers whose licenses have been revoked or not renewed were disqualified from receiving CARES funding.Funding award ranges for the first round of funding are: Allegheny$4,222,400Butler$478,600Clinton$187,600 Cumberland$856,200Wayne$227,000Pike$72,500 Lancaster$1,503,500Blair$351,700Somerset$156,600 Fayette$613,000Lawrence$205,200Potter$33,900 Category 3 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 62-92)$6,500-$36,700$8,000$9,767 Dauphin$1,379,500Armstrong$310,300Snyder$143,300 Franklin$813,900Jefferson$220,700Warren$68,700 Chester$1,866,700Cambria$369,200Columbia$162,000 Gov. Wolf: State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Category 4 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 93-137)$9,700 – $42,800$11,600$13,906 Lehigh$1,876,500Lycoming$421,500Venango$163,200last_img read more

Sizzling Sterling bags hat-trick as Man City thump Atalanta

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Raheem Sterling scored an 11-minute hat-trick and had a hand in all five goals as Manchester City came from behind to thump Italian side Atalanta 5-1 in their Champions League Group C encounter yesterday.Forward Sergio Aguero also scored two in the first half at the City of Manchester Stadium, but England winger Sterling was the star of the show as the home side made it three wins from three to open up a five-point lead at the midway point of the pool.Atalanta have now lost all three of their group matches in their debut season in the Champions League, but started brightly and had the lead via a Ruslan Malinovsky penalty. City were ruthless in their response, though, and drove forward. They finished the game with 10 men after teenager Phil Foden received a second yellow card on 83 minutes.Atalanta showed admirable ambition in the opening stages and were rewarded on 28 minutes. Malinovsky converted the penalty after Fernandinho had brought down Josip Ilicic just inside the box.If City were rattled by going behind, they did not show it and instead lifted the tempo of their play. They were level six minutes later when Sterling’s magnificent cross was turned into the net from close-range by Aguero. Sterling won a penalty when his surging run was illegally stopped by defender Andrea Masiello for the second clear spot-kick of the night.Aguero drilled the ball low into the left-hand corner for the lead, but the half ended on a sour note when City’s makeshift centre-back Rodri limped off with a hamstring problem to be replaced by John Stones, himself only just back from a thigh problem.Sterling got the goal his performance richly deserved on 58 minutes as Kevin De Bruyne picked out Foden in the box and the latter’s lay-off was easy for the winger to finish. Five minutes later and he had another. Played into space on the left, he turned inside the covering defender and provided an emphatic finish, before his hat-trick was complete when he poked home a Riyad Mahrez cross from close-range.Sterling should have had a fourth too when Foden’s excellent pass sent him clear on goal, but he put the ball the wrong side of the post.last_img read more

Unilever Emerges Winner of 2019 Remita Champions Cup

first_imgThe event was graced by the presence of dignitaries and senior executives including the Managing Director of SystenSpecs, John Obaro; Managing Director of Wema Bank, Ademola Adebise; Executive Director of SystemSpecs, Deremi Atanda; legendary former goalie of Nigeria’s Super Eagles and tournament ambassador, Peter Rufai; Chief Operating Officer of Media Vision Limited, Jimmy Shogbesan, Ola Ehinmoro, HR Director, Ghana & Nigeria, Unilever; Sola Akinsoye, Country HR Manager, Nestle and an array of Ex-Super Eagles and Falcons Internationals.Reacting to the quality of football on display throughout the course of the competition and the commitment of his organisation to promoting worthy CSR causes around the nation, Managing Director of SystemSpecs, the tournament sponsors, John Obaro said: “We are committed to the promotion of a productive workforce capable of accelerating advancement in Nigerian, African and global economies as a whole.“Through RC3, for five seasons we have reinforced our commitment to provide a fun-filled platform for workforce across various brands in diverse industries in Nigeria to relax and bond in a way that ensures work-life balance, without official duties coming in the way”Also remarking on the tenacity of both teams to arrive at the final and put up a strong showing of themselves, Tournament Ambassador and Ex-Super Eagles International, Peter Rufai noted: “The quality of football seen so far has been great and I will like to applaud all the teams for putting so much effort in ensuring a great tournament. I will also like to thank SystemSpecs and Media Vision for hosting such a tournament”Unilever and FCMB competed for third and fourth places in the tournament, with the bankers defeating its on-field adversary 1-0 in a fast-paced game.Ebuka Daniel of Unilever was adjudged Most Valuable Player of the tournament and Best Midfielder while Yusuf Rasheed, also of Unilever, was named Best Goalkeeper.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Exhilaration was the pervasive feeling at the Yabatech Sports Complex on Sunday as fans of corporate football witnessed endless entertainment at the grand finale of the 2019 Remita Corporate Champions Cup (RC3), where Unilever edged Nestle to the trophy.The match, which was enjoyed by a near-capacity crowd, was as tactical as it was exciting. Four converted penalty kicks by the Unilever team deprived former champions, Nestle of the dream to lift the new Koenig Trophy for the first time after a goalless draw in regulation time.Unilever defeated FrieslandCampina and IHS Towers en-route the final while Nestle bested First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Union Bank to make the final of the RC3, a tournament regarded by pundits as the Champions League of corporate football due to eligibility granted to winners and runners-up of sectoral championships.last_img read more

Boylesports expands terminal partnership with Playtech PBS

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit BoyleSports signs Coventry City sponsorship August 21, 2020 Share Dr Armin Sageder,Industry omni-channel sports betting solutions providerPlaytech BGT Sports (PBS) has informed that it has secured an extended distribution arrangement of its existing self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) with Irish independent bookmaker BoyleSports.The agreement will see a further 325 of PBS terminals deployed within the Irish operator’s 225-strong estate, doubling its number to over 1,000 in the last 12 months.Moving forward individual shop SSBT density will increase once the additional terminals have been installed, with many of the operator’s best-performing shops hosting in excess of five SSBTs as they look to build upon their operating objective to offer their customers an all-encompassing service through a variety of modern mediums.A pleased Dr Armin Sageder, CEO of Playtech BGT Sports commented on the partnership expansion: “Our partnership with BoyleSports has been very successful since our initial deployment, and our second extension to the deal this year proves the strength of the product for the Irish customer base.“Many shops will host more than four terminals, which illustrates that customers are seeing the tangible benefits of the machines, which have been shown to greatly add incremental revenue and increased margins, without the threat of cannibalisation to the over-the-counter product.”Jenna Boyle, Head of Retail at BoyleSports, backed PBS as lead terminal supplies: “Customer feedback for the increased offering provided by PBS’ SSBTs has required us to greatly increase the number of them across our estate to keep up with demand.They have helped us generate record-breaking SSBT football betting turnover, and the significant incremental revenue each one generates has led to us making the decision to further increase the average density in our shop in order to further enhance our market leading retail offering.”This agreement comes just four months after a similar deal extension, which saw PBS provide an additional 200 terminals to BoyleSports. BoyleSports closes Irish retail estate in response to COVID-19 March 17, 2020 Countdown to Cheltenham: Wednesday racecard ‘not a worry at the moment’ says BoyleSports March 6, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

MSP Weekly Stats

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Michigan State Police Alpena Post has released their stats for the week of May 15th-21st.84 calls and reports were made. Throughout the week MSP received 4 calls for assault/stalking, burglary/alarms, larceny, fraud, and stolen properly.The post also received 2 reports of stolen vehicles, 6 for retail fraud, 6 for dangerous drugs, 2 liquor violations, and 7 calls for fugitives, fleeing or obstruction of justice.There was also 1 report of an individual operating while intoxicated, 8 for insanity or suicide, 15 traffic crashes, 6 civil or family disputes, 7 criminal traffic reports and 10 other miscellaneous reports.Of the seven fugitives, fleeing, obstruction of justice complaints, there were seven people arrested- satisfying nine outstanding warrants. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Bomb Threat Discovered at Thunder Bay Junior High SchoolNext Upcoming: 17th Annual Golf Outinglast_img read more

This Jamaican Hashtag May Have Been the Best Part

Usain Bolt in Olympic semifinals (Twitter)Usain Bolt won gold in the men’s 100-meter Olympic race Sunday night, his third straight win for the event. The track and field star made history for being the first to ever do so. Afterward, his victory inspired several memes in celebration of his gold medal.According to ESPN, Bolt took off in .155 seconds, a typically slow start for the 29-year-old. It didn’t matter, though, because the gold medalist finished in 9.81 seconds, gaining the lead over initial front-runner American Justin Gatlin. He finished just 0.08 behind the Jamaican at 9.89 seconds.Bolt was not worried about his distant start, calling the race “brilliant.”“I didn’t go so fast, but I’m so happy I won,” he told the sports outlet. “I told you guys I was going to do it.”After attendees chanted “Bolt, Bolt, Bolt” at the Rio De Janerio, Brazil facility, the #Jamaican hashtag sprung up on Twitter, hilariously putting Bolt at the center of pride for the country.A user by the name Luke Cripwalker used the now-famous semi-finals photo to describe himself running away from deadlines, responsibilities and sleep.pic.twitter.com/J5FauqFglp— Luke Cripwalker (@sporker_) August 15, 2016Ashley C. Ford typed a possible thought Bolt had as he took the lead.”Had you shook with that slow start, didn’t I?” pic.twitter.com/5EX6TG2vWk— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) August 15, [email protected] tweeted a photo covered in Jamaican flags to celebrate the nation’s feelings on the big win.SHMOOD pic.twitter.com/f3kuk6LOz6— regina adizua (@reginaapaigee) August 15, 2016And used a scene from “The Wolf of Wall Street” to drive the point home.Jamaican twitter tonight: pic.twitter.com/u908sHpZJo— regina adizua (@reginaapaigee) August 15, [email protected] tweeted a photo throwing shade to non-Jamaican Caribbeans, using silver medalist Gatlin’s photo.How it feels to be West Indian but not Jamaican pic.twitter.com/HmdQ7tpfsu— Neauxlita Nopington (@FireinFreetown) August 15, 2016They also used Bolt’s semifinals image to demonstrate “racing to conclusions.”Me racing to conclusions pic.twitter.com/AdKKDXrx5W— Neauxlita Nopington (@FireinFreetown) August 15, [email protected] shared his Jamaican fiancé’s reaction to NBC reporter Bob Costas’ claim that Bolt is more famous than Bob Marley.My Jamaican fiancée when Bob Costas said that Usain is more famous than Bob Marley pic.twitter.com/73H2I49Ukb— baeyard rustin (@dante2534) August 15, [email protected] tweeted two photos showing national pride.Jamaicans be like : “by the way I’m Jamaican” pic.twitter.com/uthk64Mm7g— ladykilla96 (@Namastaywoke) August 15, 2016 “How yuh know ima Jamaican?” pic.twitter.com/OP3PGvQ6BF— ladykilla96 (@Namastaywoke) August 15, [email protected] proclaimed himself Jamaican that night.Gotdamnit I’m Jamaican tonight. ?— Capt. Jake Ballard (@kidnoble) August 15, [email protected] posted a clip of what many Jamaicans did to celebrate Bolt’s win.Every Jamaican after bolt won the 100m https://t.co/I3fLxwPuU0— top⚡gun (@Kelroydaily) August 15, 2016It made Christine Sydelko emotional.The olympics make me so emotional like why am I crying at the Jamaican national anthem— Christine Sydelko (@csydelko) August 15, 2016Bolt will qualify for his favorite race, the men’s 200 meter, tomorrow and the men’s 4 x 100 is on Friday.As the second-oldest 100-meter champion in Olympic history behind Linford Christie, the athlete said this will be his last Games.“Somebody said I can become immortal,” Bolt told ESPN. “Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal.” read more

BAHAMAS Lombard Odier Cie Pays Courtesy Call on Financial Services Minister

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 24, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (left), welcomed Lombard Odier & Cie executives, Christophe Hentsch, Partner/Head Office (centre), and Renaud Vielfaure, Local Managing Director, in a courtesy call at the Ministry on Monday, February 19, 2018.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img