The catalog of holders of the standard “Holiday houses with a story” in Varaždin County was presented

first_imgThe Tourist Board of Varaždin County has provided free “Holiday homes with a story” for all holders of the standard.Varaždin brush“Which currently contains Varaždin pumpkin oil, gingerbread, honey, buckwheat flour mills, lavender and eco-cosmetics, and tourist brochures with all relevant information.  Also, it is important to emphasize that all the images of “Holiday house with a story” were made by a professional photographer, ie how it is a quality professional photography, which is imperative today and which should have long been the standard in tourism. The trilingual catalog of the Holiday Home with a story, in addition to numerous information about the facilities themselves, contains service information about Varaždin County, interesting facts, events and everything that you should visit and experience. This should be the basis of any destination, if you are serious about tourism.  Find out more about “Holiday Homes with a Story” HERE Don’t sell me accommodation, sell me a story – an authentic story  About 90 percent of tourists who come to “Holiday homes with a story” are Germans, Danes, Scandinavians, and on average stay a minimum of seven nights Photo: Varaždin County Tourist Board The director of the Varaždin County Tourist Board Miran Bojanić Morandini pointed out that in the project “Holiday houses with a story” the desire of the county tourist board to gather, help and support private landlords, owners of these facilities, mostly in rural Varaždin County, on the other hand to hear and get feedback from tourists and all this together to adjust and give a broader context of destination management. In any case, this is an excellent completed project, which only now needs to be promoted and branded with quality. The Tourist Board of Varaždin County has so far made the biggest step forward in branding accommodation in continental tourism, which is a positive example of the direction in which it should be developed and how to directly raise the quality of accommodation. After two rounds of strict certification, out of 60 holiday homes in Varaždin County, in this project, ending in 2019, a total of 34 buildings with 151 beds. “The trend that has been shown to us in the last two or three years and is experiencing exponential growth are precisely the rural parts of continental Croatia that have so far been completely hidden from the public and are a new trend in Western Europe. As many as 90 percent of tourists who come to these houses are Germans, Danes, Scandinavians and what is perhaps most interesting for home renters themselves is that their average stay is a minimum of seven nights, most of them for 10 days or two weeks. Almost everyone comes back or spreads that story by word of mouth, so I hope that this story will be imposed in this very demanding market. ” Morandini concluded. Those who deal with market development, those who are proactive, innovative, creative and those who do not whine and do not adhere to the status quo grow and develop. The market is the best regulator and benchmark, whether you play the game or not. While others whine, stagnate, ie fail because the competition goes forward and a bigger and bigger jazz is created between the successful and the less successful. EXCELLENT RURAL ACCOMMODATION BRANDING PROJECT Prefect of Varaždin County Radimir Čačić during the presentation of the catalog “Holiday houses with a story” said that this is the highest quality segment of a small offer of facilities with three to eight beds in the beautiful hills of Varaždin County. He emphasized that this is the highest level of offer, which includes jacuzzis, swimming pools, saunas, and everything that today’s highly demanding tourist is looking for. Yesterday, the unique catalog of the holder of the standard “Holiday houses with a story” in Varaždin County was officially presented to the public. Those who stagnate should definitely change their direction, starting with the people who lead or at least should lead the development of their destinations, because today in the 21st century where everything is available to us there is really no excuse for the status quo. It’s up to the people. The only question is whether we want growth and development or not. The rest are empty stories. It is about branding rural and indigenous accommodation, which aims to introduce domestic and foreign tourists with everything that Varaždin County offers and a new form of promotion of the county tourist project “Holiday homes with a story.” “This is a project we launched with the aim of raising the tourist offer of Varaždin County. This is a truly original, autochthonous story, initiated by the Varaždin County and the County Tourist Board with the idea that we present all the best from our county in holiday homes. For now, statistics show that most foreign tourists want to come to these houses. So, trends in tourism are changing a bit and it’s not all “sea, crowds, beaches, highway crowds” anymore. People are crowded all year round in big cities, in the subways, in traffic and they just want peace and quiet, and that’s what we offer them, in beautifully decorated facilities, with local food, with indigenous food, with our local indigenous events ” said Natalija Martinčević, chairwoman of the Varaždin County Tourist Board. “What we are especially pleased about is that today, after two years since the project was launched, we reach approximately 5 percent of the total capacity offered by the county with these exclusive facilities. We intend to raise this to at least 15 or 20 percent. These standard problems of Croatian tourism, which are often identified with the sea, with the Adriatic, are not present here in any way. ” said Cacic, explaining that continental and Adriatic tourism are two different things with different guests. last_img read more

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SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO

first_img ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 We check in on the international expansion journey for the rebranded Kaizen Gaming, formerly Stoiximan/Betano, to kick off Issue 10 of SBC Magazine.Now present in six countries, and with a strong footprint in Europe, CEO George Daskalakis expands on the company’s symbolic name change, before assessing new opportunities in Latin America (LatAm) and sharing his disappointment over Germany’s failure to finalise a modern regulatory framework for its online gambling market. Another company airing grievances is 1XBET, this time over amendments to land-based betting laws. We get more from the bookmaker’s Kazakhstan CEO Maksat Kurmanov on cutting staff numbers because he is convinced players will just move online.However, it’s not all about frustration as opportunity knocks for both SIS and RTSmunity in the esports market, with the latter’s co-founder and CEO Pavol Krasnovský offering advice for sector newcomers on the most popular games, trading systems, demographics and how to approach the new generation of player.Meanwhile, the sports betting section also includes an exclusive interview with William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson, who discusses the challenges presented by COVID-19 and Brexit proofing operations, before highlighting its strong position in the US in response to being probed about its ‘soft approach’ to M&A.Fittingly, we then take a look at all things US and LatAm, headlined by Penn National Gaming’s decision to lead with the Barstool brand for online sports betting, why it is a case of ‘if not when’ for single event sports betting in Canada, and the specific measures to maintain integrity in South American football – as told by FIFA and CONMEBOL.Moving on to the casino section for the magazine, available online HERE, we applaud Malta for the resilience it showed to emerge from under the ‘clouds of corona’, assess the sustainability of poker’s renaissance, and find out why the ‘number one’ contributing factor to online gaming success in Japan will be for operators to express dedication to the market and its local culture.But that’s not all from the casino floor, as director Vladimir Negine explains why content aggregators must find ways to better serve the needs of both players and operators, while David Little outlines the Lightning Box plans for across the pond, including why it must be regulation ready as the starting gun fires in various states across the US.‘Cashless’ is the buzzword for our payments section as we debate whether retail betting is on the cusp of a new cashless normal. AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein believes that the digital shift was inevitable – even without the acceleration provided by COVID-19 – and that ‘thinking like the customer’ is imperative in terms of adapting to these new times.Finally, we learn how diversification is the best response to regulatory changes on the marketing scene. Ian Sims, founder of Rightlander, encouraged affiliates at CasinoBeats Malta Digital to ‘spread the risk’ across markets and operators, referencing a number of high-profile recent pull-outs in the UK over compliance issues.The latest SBC Magazine is available to download or view online HERE. Share Share Rightlander tackles ‘bad actors’ with new compliance tool August 12, 2020 RTSmunity extends esports partnership with Sazkabet August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Edin Branković breaking Records and winning Gold Medals for B&H for 14 Years

first_imgThe successful athlete and senior B&H speed skating national team member, Edin Branković, is currently in Baku, where he was elected to be a member of the Organizing Committee of the first European games. He was awarded with this honorable post thanks to strong performances in various international competitions, as well as because of the successfully completed role as a young ambassador at the Youth Olympic Games in 2012 and 2014.For the first European Games, Branković will be in charge of management of the state sports hall. He and his five colleagues are to organize 1,200 people into one great hall where the wrestling, judo, and sambo sports competitions will be held.“I received this responsibility after a month of training at the Games Academy. Now, during the games, it turns out that this is the most famous and most visited hall. A special sign of a successful organization is the fact that the hall was visited by the president of Azerbaijan for the first four days in a row”, said Branković.Branković received support for this role by the Olympic Committee of B&H and the Federation of Skating Sports of B&H for whom, defending the colors of B&H, he won numerous medals and awards. In spite of great responsibility and obligations within the Games, Branković did not neglect his speed skating career.‘’Along with active speed skating training, I am focused on education as well. During this season, I had received support from my manager, and I did not neglect any active performances for the national team of B&H. I achieved remarkable results at the World Cup in Korea (Top 20) and the semi-finals of the European Championship. I am currently dedicated to studying management and learning the language within the Games’’, Branković said.Achievements:*Gold Medal Balkan Championship 2014 (Celje)*Bronze Medal for 1,500 m Balkan Championship 2013 (Izmit)* National Champion of 2014 and the record holder at 500, 1,000, 1,500 m*Top 15 at European Championships and World Cups*European Championship: semi-finalist 2010 (Dresden), 2011 (Herenveen), 2015 (Dordrecht)*World Cup: finalist (Dresden), semi-finalist 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014*Top 10 at the World Junior Championship 2010 (1,500 m)*2004-2009 Gold skater of the region “Alpe Adria Trophy” for the juniors’ category*Holder of the scholarships of the International Skating Federation as a junior with progressive result advancement(Source: read more

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FL woman captures raw chicken come back to life, jump off table

first_imgOnly in Florida!A video is going viral showing a piece of raw chicken starting to twitch before flinging itself off a plate and onto the floor.The video, taken by a woman in Florida, shows the bizarre scene unfolding in a restaurant as an onlooker screams.It was posted online about two weeks ago and has already been viewed millions of times.One explanation for the disturbing scene is that the chicken was just killed and the nerve endings were still firing.last_img

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The Nelson Daily Team Of The Week

first_imgThe Nelson Daily is committed to showcasing local athletes from the Nelson and area. Each week TND will feature a team that has accomplished, well, just about anything. The inaugural The Nelson Daily Team of the Week honour goes to the L.V. Rogers Bombers Fieldhockey team.The squad, consisting of many first-year players, came away with the boat load of experience at the recent Rockers High School Fieldhockey tournament.The team includes, back row, L-R, Micaela Witton, Mikaela Mori, Jade Jeffers, Tessa vanderHolt and Allie Chown. Front, Sydney Zondervan,  Ameeta Bhabra, Paige Mansveld, Jazzy Jones, , Mykayla Commandeur, Kirsten Douglas
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first_imgCorey Nakatani3575520%$357,176 Fernando Perez493636%$155,624 Hector Palma831038%$64,460 Carla Gaines1532120%$182,115 JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS RED WORKS FOR SAN VICENTE            Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, a finalist for an Eclipse Award tonight at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino as Outstanding Male 2-year-old of 2014, worked six furlongs from the gate Saturday morning as he prepares for his 3-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 1.“He had a nice, strong, eventful work,” said trainer Keith Desormeaux, who gave his brother, three-time Kentucky Derby winner, Kent, a leg up for the drill, which was clocked in 1:14, handily, considerably quicker than last Saturday’s six furlong gate work of 1:17.80.“Some horse joined the group at the half-mile pole and made it more exciting,” Keith said of today’s escapade. “My horse finished real strong; this gets us where we want to be.”Asked about the two works from the gate, Desormeaux said, “It was just a way to pick his head up. The first work was slow, so this was more to re-familiarize him with the gate.“Today was the real thing.” (Current Through Friday, Jan. 16) Felipe Valdez632150%$57,480 Gary Stevens2464325%$275,650 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Philip D’Amato1934416%$142,280 Michael Pender1033030%$104,090 Tyler Baze821151313%$583,228 Peter Eurton2553420%$263,410 Doug O’Neill403548%$186,020 Martin Pedroza4786517%$269,160 Victor Espinoza47810417%$546,900 Mike Smith4167715%$558,411 Mark Glatt2254423%$174,986 TEXAS RED IN EVENTFUL DRILL FOR 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUTSAM’S SISTER FAVORED IN GRADE II SANTA MONICAGRAZEN’S HOPE HEADS CAL CUP WORK PARADEJOHN SHEAR CELEBRATES 94TH BIRTHDAY TODAY -30- Kent Desormeaux47105621%$526,008 Brandon Boulanger3031210%$73,750center_img Edwin Maldonado343259%$132,428 Mike Puype2532412%$120,200 A. C. Avila1030030%$65,980 Mark Casse2243418%$294,110 Peter Miller42107424%$579,116 Jerry Hollendorfer42106624%$841,380 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Rafael Bejarano681714825%$782,684 Elvis Trujillo5595516%$466,418 John Sadler363688%$249,406 GRAZEN’S HOPE WORKS FOR CAL CUP SPRINTGrazen’s Hope, prepping for the $150,000 California Cup Sprint next Saturday, worked six furlongs on a refreshingly warm Saturday morning in 1:12 flat for trainer Steve Miyadi.“He worked great,” said Miyadi, who conditions the 4-year-old gray son of Grazen for owner/breeder Nick Alexander.Exercise rider Jacinto Munoz was aboard for the drill. “He works all my horses,” Miyadi said. “He does a great job.”Miyadi also plans to run “Miracle Horse” Tough Sunday in the $250,000 California Cup Derby at a mile and a sixteenth, against unbeaten and unchallenged monster Acceptance.Tough Sunday, also a son of Grazen owned and bred by Alexander, broke his maiden by 6 ¾ lengths going seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Dec. 28.Heaven’s Stairway, winner of four of her last five races for trainer Marty Jones, worked four furlongs in a bullet 46.20 for the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint at about 6 ½ furlongs. Corey Nakatani was aboard for the workout. Flavien Prat2341417%$134,430 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS IN 53RD YEAR AT SANTA ANITA, SHEAR CELEBRATES 94TH BIRTHDAYOn the day of his 94th birthday, Saturday was another day at the office for John Shear.“I love working here every day,” said the diminutive Shear, in his 53rd year at Santa Anita where he now serves as Paddock Captain. “When I get to see lovely people at the track every day, it makes it all worth it.”Shear, who gained national recognition for an act of heroism in March of 2011 when he threw his body over a 5-year-old girl to save her from injury when a horse broke free from his handler, went home as usual after his morning routine to enjoy lunch before returningto his duties at the track. Asked how it feels to be 94, Shear responded matter-of-factly. “Well,” he said. “I certainly don’t mind.”NTRA FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING AT SANTA ANITAJoin NTRA President and CEO Alex Waldrop and NTRA lobbyist Greg Means of The Alpine Group at Santa Anita Park on the morning of Cal Cup Day next Saturday, Jan. 24, for a federal legislative briefing.This one-hour event begins at 10:30 a.m. and features updates on federal legislation that will impact horse racing and breeding and an insider’s view of the new Congress. Waldrop and Means also will take questions. The briefing is open to the public.The briefing will be held in the Baldwin Conference Room (third level of Grandstand above Clockers’ Corner). FINISH LINES: Jerry Hollendorfer has three more breezes scheduled at Golden Gate Fields for Shared Belief before the winner of the Grade I Malibu Stakes ships in for the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 7. “He’ll work Wednesday, then the following Tuesday, and the following Tuesday after that,” said the Hall of Fame trainer . . . Two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder is back with Richard Mandella at Santa Anita after a spell at Julie Adair-Stack‘s facility in Chino. “She’s been here about a week, she’s galloping and doing great,” the Hall of Fame trainer said of the daughter of Henny Hughes, who missed the Breeders’ Cup Distaff last Oct. 31 when she came down with a fever shortly before the race. “She should be ready in a couple months.” . . . Santa Anita today is proud to welcome Billy Kilmer, an All-American quarterback at UCLA and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who went on to a remarkable All-Pro career that spanned 17 years in the National Football League. He led the 1972 Washington Redskins to Super Bowl VII at the Los Angeles Coliseum. A legendary figure in the annals of pro football, Kilmer is also is a great friend of racing from coast to coast and will present the trophy to the winning connections of today’s La Canada Stakes . . . Santa Anita races through this Monday but will be dark Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week. Santa Anita will be open for simulcast racing Thursday, however, with free admission and free parking. Richard Baltas1731218%$96,170 Joseph Talamo5951088%$420,278 Jeff Bonde1230225%$121,560 Drayden Van Dyke62651010%$341,636 SAM’S SISTER FAVORED FOR MONDAY’S SANTA MONICASam’s Sister, winner of the Grade I La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, was made the 9-5 morning line favorite by Jon White for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday feature, the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs.The 4-year-old daughter of 2006 Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek trained by Jerry Hollendorfer was scratched from today’s La Canada Stakes.The Santa Monica, race five of nine: Master the Blues, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Dancinthenightaway, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Lexington Pearl, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Sam’s Sister, Elvis Trujillo, 9-5; Harlington’s Rose, Joe Talamo, 10-1; My Sweet Addiction, Gary Stevens, 2-1; and Sweet Marini, Martin Garcia, 7-2.Fans can “buck up” on another popular Dollar Day at Santa Anita Monday, the finale of a three-day holiday weekend at The Great Race Place. On-track attendees can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for a dollar each. First post time is 12:30 p.m.last_img read more


Google Maps launches the Mzansi Experience

first_imgAcross the globe, people can now explore the beauty of South Africa virtually through Google Maps. From the views from atop Table Mountain to animals grazing in the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s natural wonders are on display for all the world to appreciate. Google Maps shows an elephant grazing in Kruger National Park. (Image: Google Maps blog) • Tourists watch as buffalo burst tyre to chase lions away   • South Africa’s tourism improves  • World falls in love with South African baby elephant   Priya PitamberGoogle Maps has launched its Mzansi Experience: Discover South Africa for people across the world to discover the wonders of the country.“A virtual trip to South Africa awaits you in Google Maps,” wrote Sven Tresp, street view special collections program manager on the Google Africa blog.He said the country was well known for its unique array of wildlife.“Visiting Kruger National Park in Google Maps, you can see some of its majestic creatures as if you were there in real life,” Tresp wrote.“Catch a glimpse of a rhinoceros grazing the plains, an elephant enjoying a grassy snack, and a herd of buffalo charging against the wind. You may even spot a leopard, who often remain elusive to tourists and locals alike.”We are proud to launch The Mzansi Experience: Discover SA on Google Maps #ExploreMzansi — googleafrica (@googleafrica) March 8, 2016 Google Maps show buffalo grazing in the Kruger National Park. (Image: Screengrab via Google Maps)South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom attended the launch in Cape Town on 8 March. He dispelled his initial worry about virtual tours and said it could drive tourism to the country.Minister @Derek_Hanekom speaks at #exploremzansi launch at Cape Point @googleafrica — Praveen Naidoo (@tourism_media1) March 8, 2016Minister @Derek_Hanekom said that at 1st he was worried by virtual tours, but now sees them as driving tourism — Megan Ellis (@Megg_Ellis) March 8, 2016Tresp said climbing to the top of Table Mountain gave people a breathtaking view, even on cloudy days. “Feeling like you’re on top of the world has never been so easy as it is at Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in the Western Cape.”In more good news, Google Maps Street View will be expanded to more SA tourist destinations. This is only the beginning #ExploreMzansi — iafrica Travel (@iafricatravel) March 8, 2016Tresp wrote that South Africa was a must for people who loved the beach. “With Street View, you can watch the waves break at Sandy Beach, gaze at the clear blue sky and water at Clifton Beach, go parasailing at Sunset Beach or just take a long walk along Durban’s Golden Mile.” Keen for a walk? #ExploreMzansi virtually on Google Maps, you could be on Durban beach now Posted by Department of Tourism on Tuesday, March 8, 2016He hoped that visiting the country through Google Maps would inspire a deeper appreciation for the country, the wildlife and Africa’s beauty.last_img read more

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Playoff-bound Cubs lose to Reds in finale

first_imgUP NEXTKyle Hendricks or Jon Lester is likely to get the ball for Chicago in Game 1 of the playoffs. The Cubs dropped four of seven games against the Nationals this season. Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Chicago, a runaway winner in the NL Central last season with a 103-58 record, has some decisions to make about its rotation against the Nationals, but appears to be in good shape heading into the playoffs. The Cubs closed the season with 15 wins in 19 games.Mike Montgomery pitched three scoreless innings for Chicago before John Lackey (12-12) allowed Adam Duvall’s run-scoring double in the fourth in his first relief appearance since the 2013 World Series with Boston. The right-hander could work out of the bullpen in this year’s playoffs.“I mean he gave up a run, whatever it was, but I thought he had a really good slider coming out of the pen and his velocity was normal,” manager Joe Maddon said. “So I thought he looked actually pretty good.”Scooter Gennett added an RBI single in the sixth for Cincinnati. Joey Votto doubled twice and led the majors by reaching base 321 times this year, breaking his own team record set in 2015.“I think as a complete package, this was the best year of my career,” said Votto, who won the NL MVP award in 2010.NO STEALINGCincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton went 0 for 4 with a walk and lost out to Miami’s Dee Gordon in the race for most steals in the majors. Hamilton had 59 coming into the day, one shy of Gordon’s total.The Reds tried to get Hamilton another steal in the ninth, but Jesse Winker was thrown out at third on the front half of a double-steal attempt, ending the inning.TAKE A BOWThe Cubs paid tribute to retiring Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo with a scoreboard message before the start of the fourth inning. The 40-year-old Arroyo waved to the cheering crowd when he was shown on the videoboard. MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Chicago Cubs acknowledge their fans after the last regular season baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Chicago. The Reds defeated the Cubs 3-1. (AP Photo/David Banks)CHICAGO — The cheering slowly increased as the crowd of 40,971 recognized the significance of the Chicago Cubs flag on the videoboard at Wrigley Field. The banner on top of the pole for the NL Central standings rippled in the breeze as the cheering turned into an appreciative roar.The regular season is over. Next up for Chicago is the Washington Nationals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View commentscenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  McGuire (1-1) pitched five sparkling innings for his first major league win in his second big league start. The right-hander also picked up his first RBI when he drove in Phillip Ervin with a grounder in the fifth.“It’s been a really long journey,” he said. “I pitched well, they played unbelievable defense behind me and Tucker (Barnhart) did a great job behind the plate.”Raisel Iglesias allowed Albert Almora Jr.’s one-out homer in the ninth before finishing for his 28th save in 30 chances.Cincinnati finished last in the NL Central for the third straight season. It also went 68-94 last year.“A ton of really good things here, and that’s what gets us excited moving forward,” manager Bryan Price said. “Now we have to get our pitching in a position where we move from the bottom to more towards the top.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant each had a light day of work as the Cubs prepared for the playoffs by playing much of their roster during a 3-1 loss to Deck McGuire and the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.Most of Chicago’s starting lineup was gone by the fifth inning. Rizzo flied out leading off the first, and then was replaced in the field by Taylor Davis. Bryant and shortstop Addison Russell were pulled after the NL Central champions batted in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChicago (92-70) is trying to become the first team to repeat as World Series champions since the New York Yankees won three in a row from 1998-2000. It will open the NL Division Series at the Nationals on Friday.“They’re a deep team. So are we, so it’ll be a fun series,” Rizzo said. 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Racela says he didn’t start verbal joust against Chua

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT head coach Nash Racela said it wasn’t him who ignited the word war against Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua during the halftime break of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals game 3.Racela and Chua engaged in a shouting match and traded barbs at the tunnel of Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday when the two teams headed into their locker rooms.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cone on freethrow disparity: Ginebra was the ‘more aggressive’ team Racela and Chua had already exchanged heated words during the second quarter when TNT import Glen Rice Jr. and Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer got tangled up several times.READ: Nash Racela throws shade at ‘perfectly officiated ball game’It wasn’t until cooler heads prevailed that the two men were separated as Ginebra head coach Tim Cone pulled Chua into the Gin Kings’ locker while PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa played peacemaker.“You guys know me too well, and you also know the other guys too well. That’s all I can say,” said Racela.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The TNT coach, though, did not divulge into details about the altercation.READ: Racela, Chua engage in shouting match at halftime FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You guys want to know the truth?” asked Racela in Filipino to the members of the media who talked to him after TNT’s 1006-103 loss to the Gin Kings.“I might be fined if I say too much but you all know me, I won’t start something.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

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MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag to wear body paint to promote sponsor

first_imgM S Dhoni has come to be regarded as one of the coolest heads to captain the Indian ODI side.India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and dashing opener Virender Sehwag will sport body paints as part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 campaign by soft drink manufacturer Pepsi.Feisty off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, batsmen Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli would also be part of the soon-to-be-launched campaign for the mega eventIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and dashing opener Virender Sehwag will sport body paints as part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 campaign by soft drink manufacturer Pepsi.Feisty off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, batsmen Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli would also be part of the soon-to-be-launched campaign for the mega event, a media release said today.Pepsi is one of the global sponsors for the World Cup 2011, commencing on February 19 and the body paint campaign is an attempt to bring alive the passion that these cricketers have for their game, the release said.”With our innovative Cricket World Cup campaign we wanted to reflect the same fervour and energy that the fans and the players have. And what can be more passionate than wearing it on your body?,” Sandeep Singh Arora, Pepsico India’s Executive vice-president (Marketing), said.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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