In the first 7 days, Poreč Bike Share attracted more than 300 users

first_imgPoreč Bike Share, the most modern system for automatic bicycle rental that provides citizens and guests of Poreč with a simple, fast and affordable form of transport in the city, in just seven days attracted over 300 users who made more than 500 rentals and pedaled more than 1000 kilometers.Poreč Bike Share consists of 70 bicycles arranged at 5 stations that can be rented at any station and also returned at any other station, which significantly facilitates uninterrupted cycling for all users. This Valamar investment is worth more than one million kuna, and was realized in cooperation with Sistema javnih bicikla doo, a licensed nextbike partner known throughout Europe.But, most importantly, Poreč received additional content, and it is precisely the quality, variety and most importantly authentic content that makes a tourist destination successful.last_img read more

Louisville locker room expresses despair after Elite Eight loss to Michigan State

first_imgWith his elbows planted on his thighs, hands in front of him and his head down, Terry Rozier didn’t resemble the active, talkative Terry Rozier he’d been before Sunday afternoon.That one was constantly moving his hands, adjusting his shorts and cracking jokes. This dejected version only mumbled words, interrupted by the occasional sniffle.The sophomore guard and his Louisville teammates had just been handed a devastating 76-70 overtime loss by seventh-seeded Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight. The Cardinals held a halftime lead of eight points, flirting with what would’ve been their third Final Four appearance in four years.But it wasn’t to be, and the Cardinals mourned the end of their season as the Spartans were cutting down the Carrier Dome nets.Montrezl Harrell, UofL’s second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference big man, kept his eyes fixated low and, for a span longer than five minutes, kept them there while taking questions. After a 6-of-7 performance in the first half, Harrell couldn’t buy a basket in the second half and the Cardinals’ offense lost its post presence.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd so the junior forward sat as still as a statue, upright in his chair with his hands together and a towel folded over his lap as he answered questions.To his left was a composed but somber, now-former Cardinal Wayne Blackshear, who poured 28 points and all he had into his final game, he said. He leaned back in his blue chair and reflected on his Louisville career and the hard-fought game that gave him a bloody nose on his way out of college basketball.But while the majority of the chatter revolved around the Cardinals’ pride in their performance, there were hints of optimism.Dillon Avare, a 6-foot, 150-pound redshirt-freshman walk-on, gave a slight smile as he talked about his moment of fame — coming in cold off the bench with three and a half minutes left in the second half to sink a free throw and press the East Regional’s most outstanding player, Travis Trice, while Blackshear’s nose was being treated.Six-foot-10 sophomore Mangok Mathiang offered a quick grin as he distributed some credit to the lucky penny he wore in his size 15 right shoe for the fortunate bounce his game-tying free throw took with three seconds left in regulation. And he stored that penny — which he said he received from a Louisville media representative — in his backpack to keep for the future despite the loss.But the optimism was still overpowered by the dejection of the loss.Rozier remained frozen in his chair, consoled with head rubs from teammates Shaqquan Aaron and Anton Gill, but without even acknowledging them. UofL’s leading scorer, who made just six of his 23 attempts against MSU, called the loss worse than the Cardinals’ fallout in the Sweet 16 last year.Then as reporters filed out of the locker room, Harrell rose out of his chair and silently walked across the room.And starting with Rozier, Harrell quietly gave each of his teammates a handshake. Comments Published on March 29, 2015 at 7:38 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NFL free agency news: Lions sign WR Danny Amendola

first_imgThe Lions announced Monday that they’ve signed the former Patriots and Dolphins wide receiver to a one-year deal after he was released by Miami on Friday. The team did not disclose contract details, but NFL Media reported the deal includes $4.5 million guaranteed base salary with incentives that can bring the total worth to $5.75 million. NFL free agency 2019: 5 players on the move Danny Amendola didn’t last long on the market. #Lions sign free agent wide receiver Danny Amendola: https://t.co/LeWqqeUJTb pic.twitter.com/TQv4SpZoph— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 11, 2019The move reunites Amendola with Lions coach Matt Patricia, who previously served 14 seasons as an assistant coach with the Patriots, including six seasons as the team’s defensive coordinator from 2012-17.Amendola, 33, played just one season with Miami after he joined the team as an unrestricted free agent in March 2018. He started 15 games for the Dolphins in 2018, catching 59 passes for 575 yards and one touchdown. He also completed a 28-yard touchdown pass. Related News NFL free agency 2019: 5 teams that will dominate open marketlast_img read more

Southern Minnesota man charged in Iowa in child sex trafficking case

first_imgCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 50-year-old registered sex offender in southern Minnesota faces federal charges after being accused of traveling to Iowa to have sex with minors.Federal prosecutors for Iowa say Terrance Nordwall of Faribault has been charged with attempted sex trafficking of children, attempted enticement of minors and traveling for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct. He was charged in federal court in Cedar Rapids.Prosecutors say Nordwall tried to solicit and entice two people he believed were under 18 to engage in prostitution and that he traveled across a state line in April to engage in illicit sexual conduct.Nordwall was convicted in Minnesota in 2004 of three counts of child sexual conduct and one count of having child pornography.If convicted of the latest charges, Nordwall faces up to life in prison.last_img read more

Uptown prepares for big changes

first_imgWHITTIER – The new Uptown Whittier would have metered parking on the streets, more parking structures, a traffic circle at Philadelphia Street and Painter Avenue and plans for developments. Architect Stefanos Polyzoides, one of the owners of Moule and Polyzoides, a planning and architectural firm, Friday revealed conceptual plans to renovate Uptown Whittier. It was the last of several meetings that have been held this week. About 100 people, including merchants, residents and city officials, were present at Friday’s meeting at the Crystal Marquis. “The single most important thing of all is a park-once strategy,” Polyzoides said. “We can cut the parking by 50 percent and allow people to build without requiring parking.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Polyzoides said the idea is for customers to park their cars and then walk to the stores. If they used the structures, parking would be free for the first two hours. Metered parking could bring in between $2 million to $5 million per year, he said. That money could then be used for maintenance of the Uptown area, he added. The plans presented Friday were the culmination of hours of work during the past week. The goal is to develop a Specific Plan to guide development for the area. Two one-hour presentations – with discussion – were held Tuesday through Thursday. About 45 to 50 people were present during each meeting. The firm is expected to bring back a draft written plan to the city in about two months. Hearings by the Planning Commission and City Council are expected to begin by the end of the year. Nothy Garcia, president of the Uptown Whittier Association, said she is pleased with the plan as presented so far. “It gives a hope that something will change for the future,” Garcia said. “There may be some things that are too unrealistic, but it’s great to have vision.” Garcia said she liked the concept of one-stop parking and the higher densities in regard to housing. Moule and Polyzoides’ plan also calls for a traffic circle at Painter and Philadelphia. “We need a way of traffic calming on Painter,” Polyzoides said. “We can’t have a street like Painter dividing \ from the town with traffic driving at 50 mph.” The plans also propose two new parks, eventual replacement of ficus trees, a market at the now-closed Alpha Beta store and a new zoning code to encourage development. housing and commercial mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more