Šibenik attracted more than 50 million kuna from the EU for the revitalization of fortresses

first_imgAt the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee in July this year, which took place in Krakow, Zadar and Šibenik were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. UNESCO protection was given to the Venetian ramparts of Zadar and the Šibenik fortress of St. Nicholas.Thus, Šibenik became the first city in Croatia with two cultural monuments on the UNESCO list, which certainly additionally means the wind behind the development of cultural tourism in Šibenik. At the same time, it provides access to funds for much-needed renovation and protection of the facility itself and the entire access zone. The fortress would preserve its original shape and become a central attraction and gathering place within the area of ​​the significant landscape of the Canal Harbor in Šibenik. Together with the arrangement of the promenade, the beach and the future visitor center in the former Minerska barracks, the UNESCO stamp will be the crown of the project of the Tourist valorization of the Channel of St. Ante in Šibenik, which started in 2010. Šibenik-Knin County for the tourist valorization of the fortress of St. Nikola in Šibenik and the protection of traditional architecture, within the Operational Program ‘Competitiveness and Cohesion’ of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds, 4,3 million kuna was approved.Thus, the Šibenik-Knin County has so far attracted more than 50 million kuna of EU money just for the revitalization of fortresses, reports Business diary.Sv. Nikola is now bringing in another 2,05 million kuna for the revitalization, and 2,3 million kuna has been allocated for the protection and presentation of the local autochthonous architecture, the dry stone wall. “Šibenik is extremely proud of all its four fortresses”, Commented for Poslovni dnevnik from the office of Mayor Željko Burić, reminding that so far Sv. Mihovil and Barone have become cultural and tourist attractions that attract many visitors from all over the world. “The history of the city is woven into them, and our intention is to restore and protect them, make them functional and show the world the wealth we have”, They say from the office.Šibenik Fortress of St. Nicholas on the UNESCO World Heritage List last_img read more

Ex-Valencia, Sevilla shot-stopper leaves hospital after 12 days

first_imgFormer Sevilla and Valencia goalkeeper Andres Palop has left hospital after 12 days of being ill with the coronavirus.Advertisement The report cites a message posted by the Spaniard on his social media networks, where he spoke of enduring ‘a very bad time’ and a ‘lot of uncertainty’ during his spell in hospital.Palop had been admitted to the Hospital 9 de Octubre in Valencia and was said to require intensive care due to his personal deterioration with the virus, and he went on to thank the medical team who assisted him during the difficult moments.Now aged 46, Palop enjoyed a distinguished career at the top level of Spanish football and was most well known for his stints at hometown club Valencia and Sevilla.Read Also: La Liga: Achraf Hakimi speaks on Real Madrid exit reportsHe made 75 first-team appearances for Los Che along with spending two seasons on loan at Villarreal while he made 295 outings for Sevilla.Palop won the 2001/02 La Liga title with Valencia along with three UEFA Cups in his career and two Copa del Rey titles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 As outlined by Marca, the former goalkeeper was able to return to his home on Tuesday after finally testing negative for the virus. Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Mesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different CountriesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Wisconsin finally plays complete game

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWhat a difference a week can make.One week after being dominated in virtually every aspect of the game in a 38-7 loss to Penn State, Wisconsin was on the other end of the coin Saturday, in a 44-3 abusing of Northern Illinois.After losing two consecutive games on the road and falling from the fifth-ranked team in the nation to out of the top 25, the Badgers finally played the complete game they had failed to do all season.That was more like it.“It was good to finally put a whole game together — offense, defense and special teams,” tight end Garrett Graham said.The offense scored 44 points and racked up 431 total yards, while the defense bounced back from its worst game of the season to completely stymie Northern Illinois to the tune of 99 yards of total offense.“We had fun today,” cornerback Allen Langford said. “That’s one thing we wanted to get back to. Coach Bielema stressed that all week, to just go out there and play the way we’ve been playing ever since we were little kids.”The Badgers defense certainly didn’t play small.Northern Illinois was held to zero yards of total offense going into the second quarter and didn’t pick up a first down until just a little more than a minute was remaining in the first half.Even more impressive was the job the Wisconsin defense did containing Northern Illinois running back Justin Anderson.Entering the game as the sixth-leading rusher in the nation, Anderson was held to just 14 yards rushing on 13 carries.“We knew we were playing against a great running back and a great rushing attack, and we basically just stood up to the task,” linebacker Jonathan Casillas said. “Our D-line played great today. I don’t know if they played a better game throughout the year. … My hat’s off to them. Those guys hold it down and make my job easier.”Offensively, the Badgers pounded the ball down the Huskies’ throats, rushing 55 times for 331 yards.“We wanted to establish something that we struggled with the last two weeks in the run game,” quarterback Tyler Donovan said. “We tried to get the ball in some different guys’ hands and see what they could do, and things turned out positive today.”P.J. Hill had the break-out play of the game, breaking through and spinning away from tackles at the line before finding some open field for a 72-yard touchdown run on the Badgers’ second drive of the game.“That’s some balancing out there that he did,” wide receiver Paul Hubbard said. “I thought he was going to fall over, but no.“If we keep having sparks like that throughout the game, I don’t think we’ll ever go back down the other path.”Swan”s motivational speechFriday night, as the team gathered in preparation for the following day’s game, senior captain Luke Swan stood up among his peers and urged them all to play with increased effort and tenacity.Swan, who tore his hamstring Oct. 6 against Illinois and will miss the remainder of the season, told his teammates to play as if every play was their last.“He said … ‘This is done for me for a while, and I just ask that you guys go out there and play every play like you know the next one is going to be your last, like you know you’re going to get hurt the next play,’” Hubbard said.That speech, according to Hubbard, was one of the reasons for the improved play across the board.“Everybody went out there and took that mentality to heart. They went out there and played 100 percent every play, and it showed.”Hartmann injuredThursday afternoon, UW head coach Bret Bielema mentioned sophomore Will Hartmann would see time Saturday playing on the punt return unit.Hartmann did so, and had an eventful day — even if he might not remember it.Hartmann nearly blocked a punt in the second quarter, but blocking on a kickoff return following NIU’s lone score, Hartmann was hit hard and suffered what Bielema characterized as a “pretty severe concussion.”“(He) did a tremendous job for us in the punt return game, and unfortunately took on somebody with his head there on that kickoff return,” Bielema said.When the training staff tried to help Hartmann up, he nearly tumbled over and needed to be assisted off the field by two trainers.last_img read more

Clippers, Lou Williams agree on three-year extension

first_img“Lou is an extremely valuable member of our team,” Frank said in a statement. “Both on the floor and in the locker room, Lou exhibits many of the characteristics that we value. He is professional, committed and very competitive. We are excited he will continue his impressive career as a Clipper.”After days and weeks of uncertainty, with his name connected with various trade scenarios, Williams felt a sense of relief Wednesday. He learned he will be with the Clippers for an additional three seasons, although the extension does feature a team option on the third year.“I feel like I’m a quality basketball player and usually quality basketball players don’t get moved so much,” Williams said, referring to trades that took him from the Lakers to the Rockets to the Clippers in four months and the fact his current contract was up at season’s end.“But I understand I had a relatively cheap deal considering the numbers that I had (statistically) and it was an expiring contract and that’s enticing to teams trying to make the playoff runs that need bench scoring,” he added. “I understand the business part of it.“Personally, my kids didn’t know who to root for anymore. They were confused. They walked around with Rockets shorts and Lakers jerseys. They just didn’t know what was going on. It’s nice to have that consistency, knowing you’re going to be somewhere for an extended period of time.”Williams has played with the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, Lakers, Rockets and Clippers during his 13-season career in the NBA. He has averaged 13.5 points, 35 percent shooting on 3-pointers and 3.5 assists in 833 games. PLAYA VISTA — The Clippers signed Lou Williams to a three-year, $24 million contract extension Wednesday that could keep the backup shooting guard in their uniform through the 2020-21 season, ending any lingering speculation that he would be moved before the NBA trade deadline Thursday.“It was nice for this organization to commit to me the same way I’ve committed to these guys this year,” Williams said. “In years past, these scenarios don’t usually go my way, so it was nice for one to go my way and to be somewhere I wanted to be.”Williams has averaged career-high totals of 23.3 points, 38 percent shooting from 3-point range and 5.3 assists in 51 games this season, his first with the Clippers after they acquired him June 28 in the multi-player trade that sent Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets.The 31-year-old Williams has scored 40 points or more four times in 2017-18, including a career-best 50 in the Clippers’ Jan. 10 victory over the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors. His average of 22 points per game while playing a reserve role leads the league. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img He said the extension came together quickly, although he couldn’t say how quickly.“To keep my frustration level down, I’ve always allowed my agent (Wallace Prather) to speak for me and deal with everything,” he said. “We have a preliminary conversation as far as where we are as far as terms and numbers, and once we agree to that I put it in his hands.“Kudos to him and ‘L’ for getting it done.”Williams referred to Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ president of basketball operations, by his nickname. The Clippers’ agreement with Williams was Frank’s second significant move in a little more than a week. He traded Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in a multi-player deal Jan. 29.The Clippers and Pistons square off Friday in Detroit for the first time since the trade.last_img read more