Jet2 cancels all lines to Croatia

first_imgThis week, the company will operate the last flights to and from Croatia and stop operating on as many as 12 scheduled flights to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula. The British airline, Jet2, is suspending traffic on all routes from Great Britain to Croatia. The last flight from Croatia will be on Sunday, September 06 Jet2 plans to return to Croatia in the spring of 2021, but this will certainly depend on the pandemic and restrictive measures. “Due to the global pandemic and reduced demand, as well as due to the measures introduced for travelers coming to the UK from Croatia, we have decided to cancel all flights and travel arrangements for the rest of this summer season. Our last flight from Croatia this year will be on Sunday, September 06th.”Point out from Jet2. Source: Croatian Aviation This is the result of the introduced restrictive measures for travelers coming to the UK from Croatia, which has resulted in a significant drop in demand. Especially when a new hotbed of covids appeared in Dubrovnik. last_img read more

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US gears for weekend protests amid anger at new police abuses

first_imgThe United States braced Friday for massive weekend protests against racism and police brutality, as outrage soared over the latest law enforcement abuses against demonstrators that were caught on camera.With protests over last week’s police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, surging into a second weekend, President Donald Trump sparked fresh controversy by saying it was a “great day” for Floyd.Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for November’s election, called Trump’s comments “frankly despicable,” as thousands took to streets across America for a 10th straight day of anti-racism demonstrations. Reporting the suspension on Twitter, Mayor Byron Brown said he and the police commissioner were “deeply disturbed” by the video.An earlier police statement said the man, who appeared unconscious and bleeding heavily from the head, “tripped and fell.”Governor Andrew Cuomo called the incident “wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful,” in a tweet.In Indianapolis, police launched an investigation after a video emerged showing at least four officers hitting a woman with batons and firing pepper balls at her on Sunday night.  And in New York City Thursday, officers baton-charged dozens of peaceful protesters defying a curfew in the Bronx after pinning them in, leaving them with nowhere to run, several reports said.New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Friday that two officers had been suspended following “several troubling incidents,” one for pushing a woman to the ground and another for pulling down an man’s face mask and spraying pepper spray at him. Both incidents were caught on video.’Out of control’Under-fire New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who imposed the week-long night-time curfew after widespread looting earlier in the week, has repeatedly said the NYPD is showing “restraint.”In an editorial published Friday, The New York Times called on him to “open your eyes.”The police are out of control,” it said.Floyd, 46, died in the Midwestern city of Minneapolis while handcuffed during a May 25 arrest for a non-violent offense.His death reignited longstanding resentment over police killings of African Americans and unleashed a nationwide wave of protest unlike anything seen in the US since Martin Luther King’s 1968 assassination.Mass protests have also taken place in European capitals and on Friday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined a large demonstration in Ottawa.The action has handed Trump one of the greatest challenges of his tumultuous presidency. While condemning Floyd’s death, he has adopted a tough stance towards the protesters and has been accused of exacerbating tensions.US civil rights groups have filed a case suing Trump after security forces fired pepper balls and smoke bombs to clear peaceful demonstrators in Washington before the president walked to a church for a photo op earlier this week.Mayor Muriel Bowser Friday renamed the area outside the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” — unveiling a giant street mural — after tweeting a letter calling on Trump to “withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from our city.”But Trump was back in buoyant mood following the release of strong job numbers Friday.He told reporters that such violence as Floyd’s death in handcuffs cannot be allowed to happen.Nevertheless, Trump added, “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing for our country.””This is a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody,” he said. Biden immediately slammed Trump for invoking Floyd’s name.”George Floyd’s last words, ‘I can’t breathe,’ have echoed across our nation and around the world.”For the President to try to put any other words in his mouth is frankly despicable,” he tweeted.Curfews liftedSome of the early protests were marred by rioting and looting but they have been mostly peaceful since then.Curfews have been lifted in Washington, Los Angeles and other cities but New York’s is due to run for the next three nights.Several thousand marched in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon as activists sought to keep up the movement’s momentum into the weekend.Topics : Massive street demonstrations are set for Saturday, including in Washington where tens of thousands of people are expected. The mayor painted “Black Lives Matter” in giant letters on the road leading to the White House ahead of the crowd’s arrival.Also on Saturday a remembrance for Floyd will be held in Raeford, North Carolina, the state where he was born, following an initial ceremony in Minneapolis that was held Thursday.The protests, sparked by a police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as he pleaded for his life, took place amid a roiling controversy over officers’ use of force against largely peaceful demonstrators.In Buffalo, New York, two policemen were suspended without pay after a video showed them shoving over a 75-year-old protester who fell and suffered a head injury.last_img read more

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KPK ready to take on bribery case implicating prosecutor

first_imgRead also: AGO names prosecutor Pinangki money laundering suspect in connection to Djoko Tjandra caseAGO spokesperson Hari Setiyono previously refuted claims that it would hand Pinangki’s case over to the KPK.Hari said Pinangki had allegedly accepted about US$500,000 in bribes, but he did not reveal whom she is thought to have received the money from.The AGO’s supervisory unit previously said that Pinangki had committed an ethics violation by going on nine international trips to Singapore and Malaysia in 2019 without permission, allegedly to meet with Djoko, who was still at large at the time.Deputy Attorney General Setia Untung Arimuladi had removed Pinangki from her post as an official in the planning bureau under the AGO’s junior attorney general for development.The corruption directorate of the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department had announced that it was set to question Pinangki on Wednesday.”We’ll investigate whether JST has committed any other violations of the law,” National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono said, referring to Djoko by his initials.The directorate is also currently investigating the removal of the Red Notice status for Djoko from the Interpol system in 2014. (nal)Topics : The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it is ready to take over prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari’s case from the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) as long as it met certain requirements stipulated in the KPK Law.The AGO arrested Pinangki in August for allegedly accepting bribes in connection with graft convict Djoko Tjandra, who had been arrested around two weeks prior after being on the run for years.Acting KPK spokesperson Ali Fikri said the KPK could take over the case if it met the requirements set out in Article 10A of the KPK Law. “The KPK will take over the case if at least one of the conditions stipulated in Article 10A is met,” Ali said on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com.Article 10A of the law stipulates that the commission is eligible to take on a corruption case if it does not have any form of resolution or if it is being delayed without justifiable reasons. The KPK may also take on a case if the judicial process is deemed to be protecting perpetrators of a crime.He said the KPK understood the public’s expectations, so it had urged the AGO to carry out a transparent and objective judicial process of the case.”The AGO should develop this case if they find more parties responsible, given that, in the end, the public will evaluate its works,” Ali said.last_img read more

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Waiting for King or Queen:  Bolt intensifies child Care Practice

first_imgEight-time Olympic Gold Medallist Usain Bolt is intensifying baby care practice ahead of expected arrival of his first child with partner Kasi Bennett. The Jamaican had earlier this year informed his over 9.3m followers on Instagram that a baby is on the way describing the expected bundle of joy as “King or Queen”. But the 38 year old who retired from athletics in 2017 did not stop at announcement as he has continued to practice all that a good daddy needs to know and do for a new born baby. An apparently very happy Bolt uploaded a video of himself pulling a baby pram and dancing along. That was also followed by lifting of an adorable doll which he placed carefully in the pram after telling it some sweets words. He caption the post: Practice becomes perfect @kasi.b The die-hard Manchester United fan it will be recalled showed interest in switching over to football after retirement from athletics, and played for about 8 months for Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners before finally quitting the game.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Loading… center_img Read AlsoUsain Bolt shuns bikini-clad models in Melbourne yacht party Bolt is however not the only one in celebration mood as his partner Bennett is equally elated as they await the arrival of the baby, describing the pregnancy as the couple’s “biggest blessing” and “greatest celebration”. It is safe to say that the awaited baby will thus be the opener as Bolt had in 2016 told People Magazine that he would love to have three kids. Expectant couple Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett during one of their outings “I’ve always said I want three kids. The other day I hung out with my buddy who has three kids and it was crazy. “I was like, ‘Hmmmm do I really want 3 kids?’ But yes, yes I do. I’m sure of it,” he had said then in the interview. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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River fish kill puzzles Hinoba-an authorities

first_imgMost of these dead fish were found inBarangay 1 Poblacion, where the river’s mouth is located. Samples taken from three sites havebeen submitted to the laboratory of BFAR-Western Visayas in Iloilo City. Affected areas covered at least aseven kilometers of the Hinoba-an River, spanning barangays 1 Poblacion, 2Poblacion, San Rafael, and Bacuyangan. BACOLOD City – After the fish kill ina river early this week, the Hinoba-an municipal government submitted fish andwater samples for analysis to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources(BFAR). Afterward, they coordinated withconcerned offices and agencies, including the local environment and naturalresources office, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, and BFAR-NegrosOccidental. “Once the result is out, we candetermine the real cause of the fish kill,” Cambarijan added.center_img Monitoring held by the MunicipalAgriculture Office indicated random traces of dead fish, such as the gusaw (mullet), asu-os (whiting), bugaong(terapon), sigwin (garfish), and evenpasayan (shrimp). Several freshwater fish like the bunog were also found in other portionsof the river. Agriculturist Jimmy Cambarijan, alsothe municipal fishery program coordinator, said the incident was confirmed bythe town’s Bantay Dagat. Cambarijan raised the possibility thatsome farmers used chemicals, such as fertilizers, which probably mixed with thewater or there has been some “unregulated” small-scale mining in the area. (PNA)last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Victorious Against Lady Lions In Tennis

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs defeated Rushville 5-0 in the varsity tennis and 5-1 in junior varsity play.No. 1 singles: Sarah Hoseus def. Allison Wainright 6-1, 6-1 No. 2 singles: Lydia Olsen def. Sarah Harpring 6-0, 6-0 No. 3 singles: Ally Ritter def. Katie Schroeder 6-3, 6-1.No. 1 doubles: Kelli Hartman/Brooke Bradford def. Jill Yager/Casey Yager 6-4, 7-4.No. 2 doubles: Karsen Worthington/Macy Simon def. Nici Martin/Sarah Hershberger 3-6, 7-5 and (10-7) super tie-breaker.Junior varsity singles winners included Julia Hunter, Alana Pinckley, and Anna Kick. Doubles teams winning were Grace Heppner/Gabby Cooper and Jenna Harmeyer/Julia Hunter.Submitted by Batesville Coach Bryan Helvie.last_img

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ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgATP events in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbuhel will not go ahead as scheduledNEW DELHI: The ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their suspensions of professional tennis until July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they said on Friday. The ATP and WTA had announced in April that they were suspending all tournaments until July 13, with the WTA saying on Friday that it will next month provide an update on events scheduled for the latter half of July. ATP events in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbuhel will not go ahead as scheduled while WTA events in Bastad, Lausanne, Bucharest and Jurmala scheduled for July will not be held. “Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce our decision to extend the suspension of the Tour,” ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said in a statement. “We continue to assess all of our options in an effort to resume the Tour as soon as it is safe to do so, including the feasibility of rescheduling events later in the season. “As ever, the health and well-being of the tennis community and wider public remains our top priority in every decision we make.” The WTA said in a statement that it would make a decision on events in Karlsruhe and Palermo with announcements to the revised calendar to be made in June. The ITF said all events — including ITF Juniors, Seniors, UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, Beach Tennis Tour and the men’s and women’s ITF World Tennis Tour — would be suspended. However, the ITF’s suspension will not affect any of the Grand Slams with Wimbledon having already cancelled this year’s championships. The US Open is scheduled to begin on Aug. 24 while the postponed French Open is now due to start on September 20. Agencieslast_img read more

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Ameen-Moore sheds weight in anticipation of increased role

first_img Published on August 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Prince-Tyson Gulley and Jerome Smith’s styles meshed well, but only Gulley will suit up for Syracuse this season.When asked if the Orange will lack a power running back with Smith departing to the NFL, Gulley shook his head and smiled, an even bigger runner on his mind.“Not at all. People will see A.D.,” he said, referring to senior Adonis Ameen-Moore. “He’s another one of those guys. We’ve still got a power runner in the backfield.”In the past two seasons, Smith was the thunder and Gulley the lightning for the Orange’s rushing attack. Gulley returns and the backfield has plenty of options, but Smith’s not one of them. A leaner Ameen-Moore is now SU’s likely short-yardage option, where his 5-foot-11, approximately 240-pound build made him the anchor of the “tank package” two years ago. “Naturally you think Adonis will be that guy,” SU running backs coach DeAndre Smith said. “He’s a big physical kid, gets downhill, so I’m expecting him to be that guy and take that role.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGulley has the speed and George Morris II seems poised for a breakout year. Devante McFarlane averaged more than six yards per carry last season and the coaches have raved about freshman Ervin Phillips.Syracuse’s group of backs is deep, but Ameen-Moore is still the team’s largest runner.Thanks to improved eating habits, the senior said he’s lost about five pounds since last year — contrary to the 246 pounds he’s currently listed at on SU’s roster. “Adonis, what I’ve seen is ‘Less is more,’” head coach Scott Shafer said. “He lost some good weight. He looks quicker, more agile out there.”During the Doug Marrone era two years ago, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett threw Ameen-Moore into a revamped goal-line package dubbed the “tank package.” The result was five rushing touchdowns, which ranked him second on the team despite playing in just six games.But as Smith and Gulley combined for 1,370 yards and 16 touchdowns last year, Ameen-Moore became a non-factor, totaling just 26 yards on five carries all season.“I wasn’t really having a big role, so I was kind of just letting back and wasn’t doing too much,” he said. “Cutting weight wasn’t something that was hard for me. It wasn’t something I haven’t done before.”In the past, Ameen-Moore said, he’d go all day without eating and then would have one big meal at the end of the day, which led to the weight increase. Now he makes sure he consistently has smaller meals throughout the day and keeps his metabolism going.He and the coaches are both happy with his weight, though he would like to drop an additional five pounds soon.If the Orange wants size and brute force, though, Ameen-Moore is ready to contribute that.“I’m the biggest one, but I can do a lot of things that they can do. And they can do a lot of things that I can do,” Ameen-Moore said. “Hopefully I can come in and show the coaches I can have a more significant role with the team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Running back coach Smith hopes Ameen-Moore can provide downhill runninglast_img read more

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GNPC aim to sponsor other sports in Ghana

first_imgLeading sponsors of the Stars, GNPC,have now seet sights on supporting others sports in Ghana as they have just done by helping the GOC send the athletes to Rio for the Olympic Games.The Petroleum firm made their intention known at the cocktail party to send off Ghana’s contingent for the Rio Olympics.This was made through the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Alex Mould, who revealed that one of their cornerstone pillars is to support sports in their cooperate social responsibility  and as such will be supporting other sports in Ghana.“Everybody knows GNPC supports the Black Stars but they do not know we support other sports also. We are discussing with the various sporting bodies and the Ministry of Sports to see how we can assist in ensuring that Ghana steps up once again to the pedestal everybody knows us to be,” he said.“We will be supporting hockey, swimming, boxing and other various areas. We will be working with Ministry of Sports as well as the various sporting bodies to ensure that we support you in the years coming so that we are able to qualify many athletes for the next Olympic Games to be hosted in Japan.”GNPC supported Team Ghana with a whopping $120,000 for Rio Olympic Games.   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Angels still have holes to fill in infield as winter meetings begin

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error With so many games at first taken by Pujols, it might be tough for the Angels to attract a premier first baseman like Eric Hosmer, Carlos Santana or even Logan Morrison.If the Angels are looking for one more big bat, the cleanest fit might be getting an everyday third baseman. Mike Moustakas is the player most often linked to the Angels, but his defense is questionable and he’s never been much of an on-base threat. Otherwise, the third base market is thin.If the Angels go after a lesser player, it would probably be a right-handed hitter to platoon with Valbuena at third.Danny Valencia, a right-handed hitter who crushes lefties and plays first and third, might be a good fit, although there are questions about his clubhouse presence. Right-handed hitting Eduardo Nuñez could also be a possibility, providing the extra benefit that he could be the backup shortstop.Depending on the caliber of player the Angels get, it might squeeze out Cron, who could be a trade candidate.The corner infield decision relates to second in the amount of money the Angels have to spend on that spot, and also on how strongly they desire their second baseman to be able to hit left-handed.Cesar Hernandez of the Philadelphia Phillies is arguably the most perfect fit for the Angels. He is solid defensively, a switch-hitter, arbitration eligible for three more years at a total cost of about $21 million and he has a .372 on-base percentage over the past two years.The Phillies, though, don’t need to trade Hernandez, and it’s likely the only thing that would push them to do so is if they can get a young, major-league ready starting pitcher. The Angels now have six years of control of Ohtani, which makes everyone else in the rotation a little more expendable.Other than Hernandez, there are plenty of available second basemen who could be acquired for little more than money. Starlin Castro is about to be traded from the New York Yankees to the Miami Marlins once the Giancarlo Stanton deal is final. He makes more than $11 million each of the next two years, so the Marlins would likely move him to any team that will take the whole salary, but Castro hits right-handed and is below average on defense.Right-handed hitting Ian Kinsler ($11 million in 2018) and left-handed Jason Kipnis ($30 million over the next two years) are both coming off bad years. If the Angels want either one, and want to pay them, the prospect cost should be minimal.The best free agent second baseman is Neil Walker, who is 32 and has been injured much of the past two years. He is a switch-hitter who has a .355 on-base percentage the last two years, though.The Angels also need a backup shortstop to replace Cliff Pennington and a fourth outfielder to replace Ben Revere. Nolan Fontana and Michael Hermosillo, respectively, are the best in-house candidates.All of that is going to cost enough that the Angels are likely to search the bargain bin for added depth for the pitching staff. Last year, Eppler got Blake Parker, Bud Norris and Yusmeiro Petit on waivers or minor league deals.If the Angels go out of the box and add a marquee pitcher such as Yu Darvish, they would probably have to trade at least one of their young pitchers to fill another hole inexpensively. ANAHEIM — On a day dedicated to celebrating Shohei Ohtani, Mike Scioscia stood at the podium in front of Angel Stadium on Saturday and sent a not-so-subtle message to his bosses.“As we move forward, Billy and Arte aren’t done this winter to make our team the well-rounded team we can be,” the Angels manager said, a nod to General Manager Billy Eppler and owner Arte Moreno sitting to his right.Eppler simply smiled, no doubt aware that even though he’d already earned the Angels’ biggest headlines of the offseason by getting Ohtani, there is work to do as the Winter Meetings hit full swing on Monday outside Orlando, Fla.Ohtani bolsters the rotation and potentially the lineup, as a part-time designated hitter, but the Angels still have a shopping list topped by the need for one or two infielders.center_img The Ohtani deal, however, slightly changed the direction of the search.“We have talked about a little different dynamic of position players and how we can pivot off (the Ohtani) acquisition and best manage 162 games,” Eppler said Saturday.The Angels’ need for a second baseman hasn’t changed, but now their criteria for a corner infielder has shifted.With Ohtani now occupying the DH spot semi-regularly, Albert Pujols is pushed to first base semi-regularly as well. That leaves Eppler to solve a puzzle at first and third.He has Pujols for about 50 games at first; Luis Valbuena at first or third, but not against lefties; and C.J. Cron at first. It’s likely the Angels can afford one player to fill in the gaps.last_img read more

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