As the entire tourism sector is directly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, nautical tourism is in the same situation, where the pre-season is just opening and closing for boaters. Concrete figures show that Croatia is a nautical superpower. Croatia thus has a fleet of 4.300 vessels, more than 140 nautical tourism ports with over 17.000 berths and over a million cruise passengers. The average consumption of nautical tourists is 126 euros per day, and in the charter 183 euros per day. More than 30 percent of that money is spent on other forms of tourism, from cultural to wine and gastronomic offerings. Observed by Adriatic counties, the largest revenue in nautical tourism ports in 2019 was generated by the Šibenik-Knin County, namely HRK 233 million, which is 25,4% of the total revenue generated by nautical tourism ports. Source: CBS Compared to 2018, the revenue of nautical tourism ports increased by 3,5% in Šibenik-Knin County. With revenues of HRK 207 million, they are followed by nautical tourism ports in the Split-Dalmatia County, which compared to 2018 achieved an increase in revenues by 4,6%. Increase in the number of vessels on a permanent berth by 4,6% compared to 2018. Most vessels on a permanent berth were under the flag of Croatia, 44,1%. They are followed by vessels under the flag of Austria (15,6%), Germany (15,5%), Slovenia (5,0%) and Italy (3,8%). According to the type of vessel in transit for which a berth at sea was used, most were sailing yachts (64,9%), followed by motor yachts (29,1%) and other vessels (6,0%). The total revenue of nautical tourism ports in 2019 amounted to HRK 918 million. Of that, HRK 652 million was generated from the rental of berths, which is 71,0% of the total revenue generated. Compared to 2018, total revenue increased by 7,2% and berth rental revenue by 5,4%. In 2019, there were 204 vessels in transit in nautical tourism ports, which is an increase in the number of vessels by 858% compared to 5,5. Boaters also proposed the necessary measures to save nautical tourism in Croatia, the most important of which are the exemption of marinas from paying a fixed and variable part of the concession fee for maritime property, inclusion of marinas in the tourism sector, and nautical tourism, which is logical, also wants to be part of the project Cro cards. This research covered 167 nautical tourism ports on the Croatian coast, namely 78 marinas (of which 17 dry marinas), 75 anchorages, 9 moorings and 5 berths for vessels. The total area of their waters is 4 m349 with 270 berths. Increase in the number of vessels in transit by 5,5% compared to 2018. According to the length of the vessel, most vessels for which a berth at sea was used is 12 to 15 meters long (ie 32,0% of the total number of vessels for which a berth was used at sea), followed by vessels 10 to 12 meters long (ie 29,1 , XNUMX% of the total number of vessels for which a berth at sea was used). Photo: Pixabay.com Last year was also a record year in nautical tourism, in which the revenue of nautical tourism ports increased by 7,2% compared to 2018. The research of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on the capacities and operations of nautical ports brings us a more detailed state of nautical tourism. tourism in 2019 In Šibenik-Knin County, most vessels have a permanent berth at sea Split-Dalmatia County is the first in the number of vessels in transit for which a berth at sea was used In 2019, most vessels in transit for which a berth at sea was used were in the Split-Dalmatia County, namely 55 vessels, which is 343% of the total number of vessels in transit for which a berth at sea was used. Compared to 27,3, there was a slight increase in the number of vessels in transit by 2018% in the Split-Dalmatia County. In the ports of nautical tourism on 31 December 2019, there were 14 vessels on a permanent berth, which is 249% more than on 4,6 December 31. 2018% of vessels used berths at sea, and only 84,9 on the mainland. 15,1% of the vessel. Nautical tourism ports in Šibenik-Knin County generated the highest revenues in 2019. In 2019, most vessels in transit were from Croatia (47,8%), Italy (14,1%), Germany (12,2%), Austria (7,0%) and Slovenia (4,1%), which makes up 85,2% of the total number of vessels in transit. In 2019, Šibenik-Knin County had the most vessels on a permanent berth at sea, namely 2 vessels, which is 898% of the total number of vessels on a permanent berth at sea. Compared to 24,0, the number of vessels at permanent berth at sea increased by 2018% in Šibenik-Knin County. Source: CBS Capacities and operations of nautical tourism ports in 2019 In 2019, the revenue of nautical tourism ports increased by 7,2% compared to 2018. According to the type of vessels on a permanent berth in the sea, most were yachts (49,0%), followed by motor yachts (46,4%) and other vessels (4,6%).
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BACOLOD City – Charged with attempted murder, a man was arrested in Barangay Bulwangan, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental. He was 46-year-old resident Joemarie Taipen, police said. The court recommended a P120,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty./PN The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Hinoba-an municipal police station. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Rodney Magbanua of the Regional Trial Court Branch 61 in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental dated Jan. 31, 2020 Taipen’s apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant around 7:30 a.m. on July 27, the police added.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-SCHEDULECapitals beat Bruins to earn East 3 seed, face Isles nextUNDATED (AP) — T.J. Oshie (OH’-shee) and Tom Wilson scored, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in round-robin play to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. That sets up a first-round matchup against former coach Barry Trotz’s New York Islanders. Three way tie for leadSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The PGA Championship is setting up for a wild back nine — or maybe more than that. With the leaders approaching the turn, there’s a three-way tie for the lead between Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Champ and Dustin Johnson. They are at 10 under, and four players are one shot behind them; Collin Morikawa, Paul Casey, Scottie Scheffler and Matthew Wolff. Wolff got into the thick of it with three birdies and an eagle from holes 7 through 10.After finishing his final round, Jordan Spieth said the back nine was set up for good scoring and that he wouldn’t be surprised if someone shot a 30 on the back nine. Moments later, Byeong Hun An made a hole-in-one on No. 11. It was the first ace at a major in which no one cheered because no spectators are allowed.NFL-NEWS TENNIS-US OPEN-WITHDRAWALSPopyrin withdraws from US Open; Krueger gets wild-card spotNEW YORK (AP) — Alexei Popyrin withdrew from the U.S. Open on Sunday, allowing 2012 champion Andy Murray to move into the main draw.That means Murray can relinquish the wild-card invitation he received from the U.S. Tennis Association, which now will be given to American Mitchell Krueger.F1-70TH ANNIVERSARY GP — Michael Perez had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied late to beat the New York Yankees 4-3. Mike Brosseau started the ninth with a double off Zack Britton but was thrown out at third on Brandon Lowe’s grounder. Brosseau and Lowe both homered in the seventh inning, when the Rays tied it at 3. Ryan Thompson worked a perfect ninth for his first major league win. — Stephen Strasburg’s 2020 debut for the Nationals unraveled in a five-run fifth inning, and Washington’s game against the Baltimore Orioles was suspended in the top of the sixth after the grounds crew had trouble unrolling the tarp during a rain delay. The game will resume Friday at Baltimore, where the teams already were supposed to open a three-game series. Baltimore led 5-2 Sunday when play was interrupted by a shower. — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Detroit Tigers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 for a three-game series. Detroit improved to 8-5, including 5-1 on the road, a year after having the worst record in the major leagues at 47-114. Pittsburgh lost for the 10th time in 11 games and fell to 3-14.— Mitch Moreland hit two home runs, including a walk-off shot over the Green Monster to send the Boston Red Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. It was the fourth walk-off homer of Moreland’s career. Xander Bogaerts drew a two-out walk to set up Moreland’s game-winner. Rafael Devers also homered for the Red Sox. Toronto now heads to Buffalo, New York, where they’ll play their remaining home contests at the ballpark of their Triple-A affiliate. — Christian Yelich homered, tripled and drew a bases-loaded walk as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 on Sunday for their first home victory. The Brewers avoided falling to 0-5 at home for the first time since 1970, the franchise’s inaugural season in Milwaukee. The Brewers’ slumping lineup delivered a smashing performance in the late innings. Justin Smoak delivered hits from each side of the plate during a six-run rally in the sixth. The Brewers poured it on with back-to-back homers from Keston Hiura and Yelich in the seventh. Trotz coached Washington to its first Stanley Cup title in franchise history in 2018, then left in a contract dispute. Trotz went to the Islanders, while the Capitals hired his top assistant, Todd Reirden, as head coach. This is the first time they’ve faced off in a playoff series since.The Bruins will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round in a rematch of the 2019 East final. Boston won the Presidents’ Trophy as the top team during the NHL regular season that was cut short in March, but lost all three of its seeding games and fell to fourth in the East. In other ice action:— Joe Pavelski tied it with 31.4 seconds left in the third period, Anton Khudobin stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in round-robin play to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Denis Gurianov scored the only goal of the shootout. Dallas will face the Calgary Flames in the first round of the playoffs. Defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis went winless in the round robin and will next face the Vancouver Canucks.NHL-NEWS-PLAYOFFS-FIRST ROUND August 9, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a two-run homer to put the Atlanta Braves ahead for good in a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. The Braves scored five runs in the decisive fifth inning when they knocked out starter Vince Velasquez. Acuna went deep off reliever Deolis Guerra for a 2-1 lead. Adam Duvall hit a three-run double just below the 334-foot sign in left off Adam Morgan for a 5-1 lead. Top Phillies prospect Spencer Howard takes the mound for his MLB debut in the second game of the doubleheader.Elsewhere around the majors:— Jacob deGrom dodged trouble for five innings, rookie Andrés Giménez had three hits and scored three runs, and the New York Mets won a home series for the first time this season by beating the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Sunday. The two-time Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and seven hits. He struck out six, walked two and threw 98 pitches. Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run homer for the Marlins, who lost their second straight after getting off to a 7-1 start despite 18 players testing positive for the coronavirus. Zion Williamson might have to wait another year for his postseason debut. DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Rudy Gay added 19 off the bench and the Spurs wasted much of a 20-point, second-half lead before hanging on to beat New Orleans 122-113 on Sunday and hand a big blow to the Pelicans’ postseason hopes. Derrick White scored 16 for the Spurs before leaving early in the third with a bruised knee. Dejounte Murray added 18 for San Antonio. JJ Redick scored 31 points for New Orleans. In other hoop action:— Pascal Siakam scored 26 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat Memphis 108-99, preventing the Grizzlies from clinching a spot in the Western Conference play-in series. Norman Powell scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry added 15 for the Raptors, who clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and claimed their fifth consecutive season with at least 50 wins. Dillon Brooks scored 25 points, Grayson Allen matched a season high with 20 and Ja Morant had 17 points and 10 assists for the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies dropped to 1-5 in the restart and are barely hanging on to eighth place in the West. ‘Wild’ NHL playoffs move into next stage with final 16 teamsUNDATED (AP) — This year’s NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs haven’t lost any of their luster or penchant for surprises. The Chicago Blackhawks that ranked 23rd out of 31 teams in the regular season are still playing, along with the Montreal Canadiens, who were 24th and not given much hope of moving on. Chicago has a tough task against Western Conference No. 1 seed Vegas, and Carey Price’s Canadiens face the Philadelphia Flyers that earned top billing in the East.NBA-SCHEDULESpurs help playoff chances, top Pelicans, Zion 122-113LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs helped their playoff chances. In other MLB news:— Pittsburgh Pirates utility infielder Phil Evans will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion and fracturing his jaw in a collision with teammate Gregory Polanco in foul territory. Evans was injured when Polanco’s right elbow hit Evans in the face while the two were chasing down a flyball hit by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. Evans briefly lost consciousness on the play, but director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk says he is expected to make a full recovery. Evans was placed on the 45-day injured list, but the shortness of the 2020 season means he will not return this year.— The New York Yankees have placed slugger Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Stanton was hurt in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader with the Rays while advancing from first to second base on a wild pitch. Infielder Thairo Estrada was recalled from the alternate training site.— Michael Wacha (WAH’-kuh) has been placed on the injured list because of right shoulder inflammation three starts into his one-year contract with the New York Mets. Wacha felt pain in his shoulder after allowing four runs in five innings on Friday. Wacha is 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA this season. He pitched five innings of one-run ball in his debut July 27 in Boston, but has allowed nine runs over nine innings in his past two starts.GOLF-PGA-CHAMPIONSHIP — The Patriots have traded an undisclosed 2022 draft pick to the Detroit Lions for cornerback Michael Jackson. Jackson joins a Patriots team that is looking to add depth in the secondary after veteran Patrick Chung opted out of the upcoming season because of concerns about the coronavirus. — New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury. McVay made it sound likely that Robinson will miss playing time this season. Robinson agreed to a two-year, $17 million contract with the Rams in March after leaving the Detroit Lions as a free agent.— The Washington Football Team has activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list. Foster, now 26, tore his ACL and caused additional damage to his left knee during offseason workouts in May 2019. He missed the entire 2019 season. The San Francisco 49ers released Foster after a domestic violence incident at the team hotel on the road in Tampa, Florida. Prosecutors decided to drop charges citing insufficient evidence, and the NFL fined Foster but did not suspend him.— Wide receiver Chester Rogers has signed with the Miami Dolphins, providing a reinforcement at a position where two players earlier opted out for the season. Rogers started 22 games from 2016 to 2019 with the Indianapolis Colts. He has 111 career receptions for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns. Miami earlier signed receiver Ricardo Louis. Receivers Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opted out because of the coronavirus.— The Jacksonville Jaguars are down two more defensive linemen after placing Brian Price and Dontavius Russell on injured reserve. Lerentee McCray and Al Woods along with cornerback Rashaan Melvin opted out of the 2020 season. Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is still seeking a trade and skipping team activities. Jacksonville agreed to terms with defensive tackle Caraun Reid and defensive back Tramaine Brock in hopes of filling the void. MLB-NEWSPirates-Cardinals game slated for Monday postponedUNDATED (AP) — Another Cardinals game has been postponed while the team continues dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.Monday’s home opener of a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates has been called off. It’s the Cardinals’ 11th game to be derailed by the outbreak. It’s unclear whether the other two games in the series will be salvaged. The Cardinals haven’t played since July 30. Verstappen storms to unlikely victory over Mercedes duoSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen has sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas third. Mercedes had been expected to cruise to their fifth win from as many rounds this season. But both Hamilton and Bottas struggled with their tires to clear the way for Verstappen to take an unlikely win. Hamilton will head to next week’s Spanish Grand Prix with a 30-point championship lead over Verstappen. Associated Press Update on the latest sports Referees group has agreement with NFL on virus protectionsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL Referees Association has reached an agreement with the NFL for health protections along with a program allowing game and replay officials to opt out of the season.The NFLRA’s board of directors unanimously endorsed the plan. Members will review the details Monday in a video conference call. Officials will be given until Thursday to opt out for a $30,000 payment with jobs guaranteed for 2021. The deal also gives officials protections if they test positive during the season or show symptoms after arriving for a game. In other NFL news: — Rookie Darius Bazley scored a career-high 23 points of the bench, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Washington 121-103 today to keep the Wizards the only winless team inside the NBA bubble. Bazley was 5-of-8 from 3-point range. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 18 as Oklahoma City led from the opening bucket and improved to 3-2 in the seeding games. Mike Muscala also had 18 points, Chris Paul had 13 points and nine assists. NBA-NEWS-PAY-in seriesIt’s official: NBA will have a play-in series in the WestLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It’s now official: There will be a play-in series to determine the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Memphis’ loss to Toronto on Sunday means that it’s no longer possible for more than a four-game difference in the standings between the eighth- and ninth-place finishers in the West when the seeding game schedule ends later this week.By the rules the NBA set for this season’s restart, there had to be more than a four-game cushion for the No. 8 team to get the final playoff spot outright. The league decided to add the play-in series option in an abundance of fairness, since about 14% of the regular season schedule was eliminated because of the coronavirus pandemic. Memphis remains alone in eighth place, even after Sunday’s loss. No team has clinched a spot in the play-in series.Game 1 of the play-in series will be next Saturday, with Game 2 — if necessary — the following day, Aug. 16. To advance and face the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in the first round, the eighth-place team will have to win one of the two games and the ninth-place finisher would have to go 2-0.Elsewhere around the NBA:— — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green’s suggestion for Devin Booker’s future didn’t amuse the NBA. The league fined Green $50,000 on Sunday for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments about Booker, who is the Phoenix Suns’ star guard. Green said Saturday during an appearance as an analyst for TNT: “Get my man out of Phoenix. It’s not good for him. It’s not good for his career.” The league tightened its rules before this season when it comes to matters such as player tampering.MLB-SCHEDULE
The festival which will commence at the Government College, Maiduguri,is an inaugural competition, and has eight camps, Teacher’s Village, NYSC, CANCentre, Dalori, Gubio, LCC Shuwari and stadium, all within Maiduguri metropoliscompeting for medals. He said: “Some of the youths are idle and because of idleness they areinvolved in crimes. He noted that each of the eight camps have been given sporting equipmentfor table tennis, football, basketball and volley ball. The IDPs from the competing camps will vie for medals in football,volleyball, basketball, table tennis and athletics, among others. The event which kicks off with a football match between Bakasi IDP campand CAN centre IDP camp is expected to end in March. Speaking on the competition, the North-East Coordinator of AfricanMissions Global, Dr. Sesan Akinnawo said it was introduce to fend off youthsfrom idleness and crimes. The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, said the BornoState Government is appreciative of the initiation by African Mission Global. He said the materials can be used even after the competition, revealing that “we already have a sport coordinator ineach of the camps to help them (IDPs) in the various sports. “In order to keep them busy and divert their energies into positive use African Missions Global came upwith encouraging sporting activities and competition.” Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri African Missions Global (AMG) will be organizing a Sport Festival amonginternally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri beginning from Tuesday. She commended its foresight and asked that all public spirited corporateand private individuals should come out to assist displaced persons in BornoState.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Published on January 28, 2014 at 2:03 am Freshman Rhiann Newborn knew that in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional tennis player, she must work through the confines of being home-schooled during high school.Her daily routine began with a 7 a.m. wake-up call and a workout in a gym until 8:30. Then from 8:45 until noon, she would strictly focus on her schoolwork.The next six hours consisted of eating lunch, working on more schoolwork and making time for tennis practice. Once she returned home from practice, Newborn spent the rest of the night working on homework until her day ended at 11 p.m.Her father, Darryl Newborn, said this lifestyle was essential in her development a student-athlete. Newborn is now a freshman at Syracuse and has started in singles and doubles in each of the team’s first three matches. Her past as a home-schooled tennis player has prepared her well to acclimate to college lifestyle and academics.“Tennis breeds homeschool kids,” Darryl Newborn said. “The level of kids being recruited to major D-I colleges these days are not too far from having the talent to play professional tennis.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNewborn was ranked as Texas’ top player from the time she was 12-years-old until she graduated high school. Her parents realized that the only way to enhance her development would be to travel across the country and play in national tournaments.Her schedule would change dramatically when it was time to perform in competitions. Without this structured education, Newborn would not have succeeded academically.“The pro tournaments started on Sunday and would finish next Sunday,” she said. “So if I made it far into the draw and I wasn’t home-schooled, I would’ve been missing a lot of school.”Newborn became accustomed to traveling because it required a large portion of her time each day. It took her approximately 45 minutes to an hour for traveling to the nearest practice facility from her home in Houston.When traveling to matches, Newborn spent her time working on schoolwork.“On our way to hotels, Rhiann was reading books in the car and getting homework done,” Darryl Newborn said.The decision by her parents to homeschool their daughter paid off when Syracuse head coach Luke Jensen began recruiting the five-star prospect.While Newborn garnered interest from Texas, Texas A&M and other schools in the state, Syracuse was a program that would help her meet her academic and athletic goals.Her parents received that vibe when given the opportunity to meet with Jensen about their daughter’s transition from being home-schooled to taking on a vigorous college workload.“When we spoke with coach Jensen, he explained everything to us”, Darryl Newborn said. “We were very comfortable with him.”Newborn adjusted to a college workload and managed her time. At first, the transition from a home-school education to a college schedule loomed large, as Newborn adapted to waking up for school and managing to get to class on time.She joined a program where her head coach would ensure that she would pay close attention to her studies. Jensen acknowledged the obstacles of studying in college, but said it can be overcome with hard work.“Like any freshman, being away from home was difficult. Getting used to the academic side is always very difficult,” Jensen said. “Those are just challenges and we really stress that.“To get a degree here, it’s because you actually earned it. No one’s giving you anything.”Newborn faced her fair share of obstacles when transitioning to a college lifestyle, and shows gratitude to the people that put her in an environment that will lead her to success.“I do have to send a huge thanks out to my family and all my coaches who have helped me through the years with my tennis and school to get me to where I am at now.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Photo courtesy of Dan AvilaThe Institute for Armenian Studies hosted a discussion on Monday called “A Middle East with No Minorities,” featuring Dr. Paul Haidostian, president of Haigazian University in Beirut. The discussion focused on the impact of conflict in the Middle East on minorities.
Published on January 31, 2017 at 2:57 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21 No. 8 Syracuse’s Sergio Salcido, Ben Williams and Nick Mellen each was named to the Preseason All-ACC team on Tuesday morning.A redshirt senior and 2016 second team All-American, Salcido scored 29 goals last year, second highest on the team after not scoring any goals in the previous two seasons. He added 24 assists as the everyday midfielder. This year, he’s one of five captains.Williams returns as the country’s top face-off specialist, two years removed from his Tewaaraton Award nomination. He collected 111 groundballs last year.Mellen, a sophomore defender, is the only underclassmen on the list. He played in 17 games as a freshman, starting 16, causing 14 turnovers and collecting 38 groundballs. He sustained an injury in the fall, but is expect to be ready for the season opener. SU head coach John Desko said Mellen will match up against the opponent’s best player all season.North Carolina was picked No. 1 and SU No. 3. by the conference’s coaches. Syracuse’s regular-season opener is Feb. 11 versus Albany in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPreseason All-ACC TeamA – Justin Guterding, Jr., DukeA – Luke Goldstock, Sr., North CarolinaA – Mikey Wynne, Jr., Notre DameM – Michael Taliaferri, Sr., North CarolinaM – Sergio Perkovic, Sr., Notre DameM – Sergio Salcido, Sr., SyracuseD – Austin Pifani, Sr., North CarolinaD – Garret Epple, Sr., Notre DameD – Nick Mellen, So., SyracuseGoalkeeper – Shane Doss, Sr., Notre DameFace-off – Ben Williams, Sr., SyracuseLong-stick Midfielder – Michael Howard, Sr., VirginiaShort-Stick Midfielder – Tate Jozokos, Sr., North CarolinaACC Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll1. North Carolina – 232. Notre Dame – 213. Syracuse – 164. Duke – 95. Virginia – 6 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Freshman forward Brendan Woods, among other freshmen, is steadily catching on the speed of the college level, posting one goal and three assists in the first month of his career.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin men’s hockey team is ready to put any references to their youthful, inexperienced roster to rest.But when there are nine freshmen on the team – with a total of 20 underclassmen – those stunting adjectives are bound to stick around no matter the record, conference standing or upset win.Head coach Mike Eaves knows the only way to get past the youthful tag is that the Badgers have to start focusing on the details.“It’s attention to detail,” Eaves said. “Little things like protecting the puck along the wall, not getting beat on wall to the front of the net, having good stick position, widening your base so you’re stronger in the corner. It’s a matter of being there, but not just being there – being effective. That’s a step from being youthful to effective, which is part of being an upperclassmen.”And the message has been sent down the lines of the team as well.“I don’t think there’s one specific thing, we just have to grow in all aspects of our game,” junior forward Ryan Little said. “Just be more consistent and you know that’s something that comes with time. I think every week we’re just going out there to improve.”While Eaves would not say that any of his freshmen are playing beyond their years just yet, some have already begun to stand out early.Eaves plays two freshmen goalies – Landon Peterson and Joel Rumpel – to mind the net Fridays and Saturdays. Eaves has said he considers the two to be neck and neck, though Rumpel has the statistical advantage with 157 saves for a .913 save percentage and a 3-1-1 record. Peterson isn’t far behind, with 140 saves for a .875 save percentage, but his record is only 1-4-0.But, of course, when only freshmen tend goal, they’re going to stick out. And the young cubs are finally starting to make an impact on offense as well.Straight out of high school, forward Joe LaBate is already playing on the top line and has posted eight points on the season. LaBate scored his first goal in UW’s season opener, netting the game-tying goal to send it into overtime. The Badgers went on to lose 3-2 to Northern Michigan.“We didn’t know for sure [how he would handle college hockey] because he’s a high school kid,” freshman forward Brendan Woods said. “It’s a big step. From juniors it’s a lot easier because you’re playing with the older kids. LaBate, I think he’s showed up the most. He came out on the first line. That’s pretty impressive for all of us to see.”LaBate has notched two goals this season, and Woods has started to make a difference with one goal himself. The only other freshman with more goals is Matt Paape, who has netted three.Paape has played one less game, but in the past two weeks no one would have guessed it. The Appleton native has scored a goal in each of Wisconsin’s last three games.Eaves credits Paape’s success to the game experience he’s had so far.“The young man that jumps off the page after this past weekend is a guy like Matthew Paape,” Eaves said. “I think the game is starting to slow down for him. It’s not a rat race; it’s starting to slow down. Even in the early games you could tell he was hurrying things.“When he should have had more poise and confidence with the puck, he was chipping or shooting it too early. Now he’s starting to slow down.”A month into the season, after three overtime losses, a series sweep at home and finally picking up a point on the road, the Badgers have learned a lot about themselves as a team.For the freshmen, they got a crash course about playing college hockey.“I think even from summer we’ve come a long way,” Paape said. “We’re getting stronger, getting our feet under ourselves on the ice, getting accustomed to the speed of the game, the big bodies [and] just being able to make smart plays out there. I think we’ve come a long way.”Little also noted the freshmen’s progress and was impressed by their willingness to learn.“I think every single one of them has grown a lot,” he said. “They come in, a lot of them are pretty raw and they get their feet wet pretty quick. There are a lot of them in the lineup every night. They’re all willing to go out there and work and learn. That’s what I’ve been most impressed with, just their willingness to go out there and learn.”While the freshmen certainly have to catch up to the speed of the game, Woods said it’s an overall team effort. The best help is from the guys who have already been there.“I think it’s more of the older guys helping us out,” Woods said. “They’ve been in our spots before so they kind of make it easier on us and show us the ropes. It makes it a lot easier when you get on the ice.”Ultimately, learning the game, growing and shedding that youthful image all come from game experience and the situations Wisconsin puts itself in.Eaves said he believes that every weekend has shown a fair amount of growth for his team, especially for one so young.“Every time we play – when we played against North Dakota it was an acceleration, going up and playing at a place we just did is an acceleration, because that’s kind of a wacky atmosphere up there – every weekend presents its own way of helping these kids grow up because every weekend was the first,” Eaves said. “It’s all brand new. It’s exciting, but it’s all brand new.”And hosting No. 1 Minnesota this weekend will be no different. But it will be a chance for UW to finally shed those young modifiers that currently define it.“I think it’s going to be a lot easier with our crowd. Minnesota is probably our biggest rival,” Woods said. “It just gives you a little jump in your step and makes you want to wake up in the morning. … We want to show that we can play with the best.”
Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Super Soccer Oddsfeed’s Jeevan Jeyaratnam spoke to SBC News about the Stamford Bridge swansong for John Terry, and how this compares to Wayne Shaw’s pie-eating antics.Jeevan JeyaratnamI’ve heard some sensationalist views this week regarding the, admittedly daft, stunt triggered on Sunday when the now ex-Sunderland boss David Moyes and his squad colluded with Chelsea’s wishes to force a break in play during the 26th minute.Retiring club hero John Terry, adorned in the number 26 shirt, had, it was later revealed, reached an agreement with his boss Antonio Conte that he would play just 26 minutes of the final game of his Chelsea career. In order for the substitution to be regarded as symbolic it had to happen in the 26th minute.As a substitution can only occur during a natural break in play, there is absolutely no guarantee this could happen without both sides ‘agreement’. To this end, Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kicked the ball into touch during minute 26 to facilitate the somewhat farcical change.Let’s be clear here, the Premier League has not seen fit to investigate this acknowledged collusion and apart from belittling the already doomed Sunderland, little harm was done and there is no evidence to suggest this information leaked and led to any sort of betting activity.There have been calls from the less informed that this was akin to spot-fixing, the scourge of black market cricket fixes. The dictionary definition of spot-fixing varies somewhat but is essentially, “the pre-meditated engineering of an outcome within a sporting event.” The Wikipedia entry is perhaps more encapsulating in that it correctly suggests this engineering occurs to service a betting market.The fundamental difference between this event and traditional spot fixes is the stimulus. There isn’t an odds market for this kind of thing, nor is it likely that there ever will be, the very basis for allowing this to happen was not entrenched in a desire to profit financially. Spot-fixing has financial gain firmly imprinted into its DNA, it is the only reason it happens. This stimulus difference is critical but seems to have been conveniently ignored by those wishing to cause harm, cause controversy and sell papers.Revisiting the Piegate incident earlier in the year, we can draw parallels between Wayne Shaw’s pie-eating and spot-fixing; the incident occurred for financial gain through ‘manipulation’ of a betting market. This is, albeit not the worst case, very close to our definition of spot-fixing, as while not directly affecting the game or outcome, the act did occur in what is considered to be the playing arena.Crucially the Sunderland/John Terry incident had no basis in financial gain and reports of bets laid can be attributed to clever lateral thinking on behalf of punters, who remembered back to Didier Drogba’s last game in the royal blue. Though Drogba played most of his Chelsea career in the number 11 shirt he was carried off the pitch in the 30th minute, also against Sunderland, and punters requesting a price for Terry exiting in the 26th minute were merely being smart, not pre-informed.Paddy Power laid three bets at 100/1, it appears the maximum single stake £25. Clearly this is wholly different from both traditional spot-fixing and the Piegate debacle, where stakes alone were alleged to have been over £1000 and the outcome clearly considered to be “certain”.While neither incident shows the sport in the best light, it is inflammatory to suggest this was anything more than an ill-conceived ‘tribute’ to a rare breed of player, who stayed with the same club since age 14. StumbleUpon Share Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020