A new edition of the free tourist guide for Međimurje has been issued

first_imgIn order to inform visitors, a free tourist guide Međimurje was published, in which the latest and most useful information about this county was collected for the third year in a row. It contains important telephone numbers and other practical information and introduces the reader to the most important attractions of Međimurje’s popular destinations, and in addition to the print edition, it is also available online.Međimurje has become the most popular continental destination in Croatia, and numerous natural beauties, cultural attractions, various events and a revived tradition are the reasons why every visitor gladly returns to Međimurje and records a constant number of visitors every year. “With the various attractions and facilities in Međimurje that we have and offer, if we add to that the hospitality and kindness of the hosts, about which word has spread far and wide, you will get a real tourist experience. This is exactly the ultimate goal and direction in which Međimurje County strives to move and succeeds”They point out from the Tourist Board of Međimurje County and add that by leafing through the guide, tourists can choose the way they want to spend an active vacation, the event they want to visit or decide which institution to visit.The guide was published in cooperation with LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin, the Tourist Board of Međimurje County, the Tourist Boards of Sveti Martin na Muri, Nedelišće, Štrigova and Prelog, and is available in Croatian and German. It can be downloaded for free from internet and in printed form in tourist boards throughout the county and in LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin.last_img read more

Syracuse goalie Bobby Wardwell anchors defense late in game to hold off Blue Jays

first_img Published on March 14, 2015 at 6:45 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Bobby Wardwell finally stopped the shot that had been eluding him all afternoon. With just under eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter, a Ryan Brown attempt bounced off the goalkeeper’s shin.Tom Grimm lifted the ground ball out to Mike Messina, who dumped it off to Kevin Rice in the offensive zone. His pass to Dylan Donahue was immediately placed in the back of the net just 10 seconds after Wardwell’s crucial save.“We knew that coming in, that they definitely had guys that could shoot the ball,” Wardwell said. “I just had to get into a rhythm there and it took a little bit.”But it took Wardwell 45 minutes to find that rhythm during No. 1 Syracuse’s (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) 13-10 win over Johns Hopkins (3-4) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. Eight of the Blue Jays’ first 10 shots on goal found the back of the net, and Wardwell couldn’t do his part in limiting an opponent that got out to a 5-1 lead against the Orange.But in the fourth quarter — when Syracuse needed to make its push after seeing two leads evaporate — the senior rose to the occasion, recording three saves, including one with 4:04 left to preserve a two-goal lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I thought he played well and I thought he saw the ball well,” SU head coach John Desko said, “especially going down the stretch.”Wardwell made his first save on his first attempt off a backhanded bouncer from Brown to get Syracuse possession, but came up empty on his next three. After Wardwell guessed wrong on a John Crawley shot that put JHU up 5-1 late in the first quarter, he stumbled before he stood up and looked away from the Syracuse bench.He had allowed just six total first-quarter goals in the Orange’s first five games, but that number nearly doubled in just over 10 minutes Saturday.“I obviously struggled a little early on, thankfully the defense played really, really well and limited the shots,” Wardwell said. “… Toward the end of the game, I was seeing it a little bit better.”Desko admitted his biggest fear, considering the capability of Johns Hopkins’ outside shooters, was going a man down. In the fourth quarter, when JHU had two advantages, it was able to convert both times to tie the game after Syracuse had made it 10-8. Desko said he was waiting for one team to go on a small run — two or three goals was all it would take — to pull away and get a win.And in part thanks to Wardwell, Syracuse was the team that made that run. With the score tied at 10 and 10:28 left to play, Blue Jays midfielder Holden Cattoni had a point-blank look to give JHU its first lead of the second half.Instead it hit Wardwell’s stick before Syracuse controlled and cleared the ball a few seconds later.Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala said he’s seen a noticeable rise in play from Syracuse in the net this season, and wasn’t surprised when Wardwell turned things on late to help get the win. Rather, he said, it was just what he expected.“We’ve got some pretty good shooters here,” Pietramala said, “and we’ve got some guys that can put the ball in the back of the net … He’s a very good goalie.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Celtics’ Marcus Smart speaks out on officiating, heated exchange with Brad Stevens

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Marcus Smart made his feelings about NBA officials clear Thursday night.”If they won’t protect me, I will,” he said. The Celtics guard was highly critical of the officiating crew after Boston’s 108-87 win over the Hornets at the Spectrum Center. Smart’s frustration boiled over in the fourth quarter when he was shoved to the floor by Charlotte forward Miles Bridges, who earned a technical foul following a review, but his complaints went well beyond that push. He claims referees treat him differently than other players.Miles Bridges has a death wish pic.twitter.com/Dv37M1SZ5w— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) November 8, 2019MORE: Video tribute, standing O for Kemba Walker in his return to Charlotte”I wish they would call the game the right way,” Smart said. “A lot of the calls that they called, I didn’t understand where the fouls were. It just seems like whenever I get the ball and I’m on offense, I can’t get a call. With Bridges pushing, stuff like that — and I told him, I said, ‘If it was me, y’all [would] probably throw me out the game and everything. So either you clear it up, or I will.'”I allowed y’all, I gave y’all the time. Y’all keep telling me, ‘Let us handle it. Let us handle it.’ I’m coming to y’all first, but at some point, as a player, as a man, you’ve got to protect yourself. . . . If that means I’ve got to lose a little bit of money, I’ve got to lose a little bit of money.”Smart found himself in foul trouble midway through the third quarter when he was hit with his fourth and fifth fouls on consecutive possessions. That led to a substitution and a heated exchange between Smart and Celtics coach Brad Stevens as Smart walked toward the bench.Marcus Smart picks up his fifth foul in the third quarter and is still PISSED when he gets pulled 😂 pic.twitter.com/kVSOZUP8xr— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 8, 2019″At some point, you’ve got to step in and say something as a coach,” Smart said. “But since you won’t, I’ve got to. And I understand from Brad’s standpoint, but at the same time, [from] the player’s standpoint, you’ve got to step in.”The tension didn’t last long, though, as Smart and Stevens smoothed things over during a break in the action. “This is the part about Marcus that I love — his fire, his competitiveness,” Stevens said. “If there’s a moment when he’s upset with us, that’s all part of it. We move on pretty quickly. We’ve been together a long time, and I’ve been yelled at before, and that’s OK. I love him and I trust him, and he’ll get every opportunity.”Smart, who has spent his entire career in Boston since being drafted sixth overall by the team in 2014, brushed off the back-and-forth with Stevens as one of their “little moments” and said that once it’s over, “we go on to the next one.”Both Smart and Stevens understand these incidents can happen with such a fiery player. Smart’s impact and contributions to winning usually outweigh the occasional outburst. Look no further than a typically Smart stat line from Thursday’s game: six points, five assists, two rebounds, two steals and and a plus-10 in 22 minutes. Unfortunately for Smart, the NBA may not be nearly as forgiving as Stevens.”I don’t back down from any challenge,” Smart said. “Like I said, if I have to lose a bit of money to show that and prove, to protect myself, then I’m just going to have to lose a little bit of money.”last_img read more