“An intensive presentation of the Croatian tourist offer at fairs and presentations around the world is currently underway. Fairs in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, Spain, Slovenia and the USA were successfully held behind us, and important fairs in Bavaria and the Czech Republic are ahead of us in February. This year, we plan to participate in a total of 22 fairs, of which 17 are general tourism, five specialized, three nautical and two camping fairs and four congress exchanges., said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic. “After excellent results in the tourist year 2018, we continue with our activities and programs intended to increase the recognition of Croatia as a year-round destination. When it comes to the selection of our CNTB representatives, these are important markets for us and we expect that the most competent competent people will apply for the upcoming tender because these are very attractive business positions. Representatives of CNTB offices in many countries are focused primarily on promotional activities and positioning of our country in foreign marketsSaid Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. On the agenda of the 47th session of the Tourist Board of the CNTB, among other things, the proposals of public tenders for the selection of PR agencies and media agencies in emitting markets for 2020 were presented and the results of tourist traffic in 2018 were presented. Photo: Mint The decision of the council provided additional funds for the implementation of strategic marketing campaigns in emitting markets in 2019 for advertising in cooperation with Croatia Airlines and the Kvarner Tourist Board, which provides funds for this cooperation in the same amount as the CNTB. These are funds that will help establish the year-round Rijeka-Munich airline. Year-round airline Rijeka – Munich The 47th session of the Tourist Council was held today at the Ministry of Tourism, at which a decision was made to repeat the competition for the election of the director of the CNTB’s representative offices in Great Britain and South Korea. The competition is planned to be realized in the next month, and on that occasion, the position of director in Los Angeles would be opened.
Coming off its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship, No. 5 Syracuse (10-4, 2-2 ACC) plays Colgate (4-9, 2-6 Patriot) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 1 p.m. Before the Orange matches up with the Red Raiders check out three questions facing SU.1. How did Syracuse pull off this feat of winning the ACC championship after a relatively lackluster season?Connor Grossman: There’s a better reason than Evan Molloy’s emergence in net, although his performance can’t possibly be understated against two of the country’s best offenses. Ben Williams has been SU’s rock at the X the past two seasons. He’s been one of the best in the country at his position. But there’s a glaring weakness. He knows it. He assumes opponents know it. His performance at the end of games has been dismal at times. In Syracuse’s overtime losses to Johns Hopkins and the Blue Devils, Williams folded in the fourth quarter and overtime. The game-changing faceoff has seemingly always been out of his reach. But in the ACC tournament, there was nothing he had to reach for. There were no late comebacks, largely because of his dominance late in the game that held opponents at bay. He combined to go 9-of-13 in the fourth quarter in the conference tournament to seal the Orange’s title. That’s as encouraging a sign as any from this past weekend.Jon Mettus: Syracuse has always had the potential, it was just a matter of putting the pieces together. The Orange was ranked No. 4 prior to the year and started out 5-0 before hitting the rough stretch against Johns Hopkins, Duke, Notre Dame and Cornell that had people wondering if it was even an NCAA tournament team. Three of those developed from blown fourth-quarter leads into overtime losses. What you’re seeing now is a much improved defensed spurred by the emergence of Molloy in net. Without him, SU doesn’t win the ACC title, which is why he was voted MVP. SU has a spread out attack that’s hard to stop and Williams is back in his groove at the X.Paul Schwedelson: I’m going to be the corny guy here, but every roundtable needs that guy anyway, right? Defense wins championships. And that’s what happened. Molloy played absolutely out of his mind with impressive save after impressive save. But then he also kickstarted Syracuse’s offense and directly contributed to at least two goals in the title game. His MVP honors are 100 percent deserved. And the Orange’s slide-and-recovery game really picked up. Deemer Class and Myles Jones, one of the best offensive midfielder duos in the nation, were held to just two goals and no assists. North Carolina’s Michael Tagliaferri and Luke Goldstock combined for no goals. All in all, it came down to SU’s defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2. Can Syracuse carry over its level of play from the ACC tournament to the NCAA tournament? Why?C.G.: It’s hard to argue that it won’t, especially when Syracuse put it together against two elite teams in the span of three days. But the NCAA tournament is a different animal. Just ask last year’s SU team that shocked the college lacrosse world with a loss in the quarterfinals. Sure, a fortified defense and goalie situation probably gives the team more confidence than it had a month ago. But the NCAA tournament selection committee likes to avoid early-round rematches. SU’s best asset against Duke and UNC was familiarity. There’s only so much that can be extracted from two exciting ACC tournament wins and a sure-fire game against Colgate on Saturday. The unknown is what will stop Syracuse.Courtesy of Michael J. Okoniewski | Syracuse Athletic CommunicationsJ.M.: Syracuse is a wild card going into the NCAA tournament, as is UNC, which SU beat to get to the conference title game. This has been a weird season of lacrosse as a whole and the Orange kind of epitomizes that. You couldn’t watch the last seven minutes of the ACC championship on TV, but it was probably the best stretch of lacrosse for the Orange all season. Five unanswered goals to turn a one-score game into a near-blowout. A 4-for-5 performance at the X by Williams. SU is peaking right now and its ceiling is high. But one slip up would likely mean an early exit from the tournament. Ultimately, though, if Molloy continues to play lights out, the offense will find a way to score and the Orange will be a very tough team to beat.P.S.: Absolutely. Syracuse’s downfall earlier in the year was never a lack in ability. It just hadn’t made key plays down the stretch of games. Against Duke in the ACC championship, Williams won 7-of-8 faceoffs in the fourth quarter. The Orange scored five straight goals after the weather delay to bury the Blue Devils. Things are coming together for SU at the right time of year and that’s what head coach John Desko had been preaching since January. Replacing five of its top six scorers from last year was a daunting task and it seems as though Syracuse is really clicking now.3. What is Syracuse’s biggest weakness now that the goalie/defense situation seems to be settled?C.G.: In a convoluted sort of way, the depth of the Orange offense might emerge as team’s biggest weakness in the NCAA tournament. As it looks on paper, the team boasts one of the most spread out offenses in the country. Usually a good thing when the whole operation isn’t a one-man band. But against a lockdown defense (Notre Dame and its 7.75 goals allowed per game, for example), can someone like Sergio Salcido or Tim Barber take the reins on offense? If primary attack threats Nick Mariano and Dylan Donahue are shut off, the reliability of SU’s secondary offensive pieces seems questionable. To spin the question a different way, this scenario is going to be the team’s greatest test heading into May. It might stand as the biggest weakness if SU’s not playing on Memorial Day weekend.J.M.: I still think Syracuse’s biggest weakness is its defense — Molloy excluded — specifically, its man-down defense. Don’t get me wrong, the D is much improved from the one we saw blow multiple late leads in the middle of the season, but the Orange has allowed man-up goals on more than 47 percent of its opponents’ chances. That percentage ranks 62nd in the country. Four of North Carolina’s seven goals in the ACC semifinal game came on the man-up, which was the only reason the Tar Heels were still in the game. With SU averaging three penalties per contest, a poor man-down showing can easily spoil an entire game.P.S.: I’m still interested to see how Syracuse’s offense will do against a top-tier defense. So far this season, the Orange has only played two teams ranked in the top 25 in goals allowed per game nationwide. That’s Notre Dame (seventh), which SU scored just seven goals against, and Army (sixth), which it scored nine goals against. In the NCAA tournament, it’s probably going to take 10 goals to win games. Syracuse’s balanced attack with Dylan Donahue running the show and feeding to dynamic midfielders like Salcido and Mariano has been pretty good. But I don’t know if it’s been spectacular. And based on seeding, there’s a chance the Orange will end up playing a team with a stellar defense like Notre Dame, Maryland (ranks tied for ninth), Navy (ranks first), Yale (ranks eight), Loyola (ranks tied for ninth) or Brown (ranks 14th). Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm
Joao Carlos Teixeira [right] in action for Liverpool Joao Teixeira is set to leave Liverpool to join Fiorentina in the summer, claim reports in Italy.The Portuguese signed for the Merseyside club from Sporting Lisbon in 2012 but has grown frustrated by his lack of opportunities at Anfield.Having spent time on loan at Brentford and Brighton since his arrival at Liverpool, the 23-year-old was aiming to nail down a regular place in the club’s starting XI this term.But Teixeira has made just seven appearances under Jurgen Klopp and now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, contact has been made between his representatives and Fiorentina.Teixeira’s contract at Anfield expires in the summer and there has been no sign of any renewal offer from Liverpool, who are prepared to lose the playmaker on a free. 1