With the renovation of the Morosini-Grimani castle, Svetvinčenat plans to become a year-round destination

first_imgSource / photo: Glas Istre The “KulTERRA” project, which is financed from European Union funds, envisages the revitalization of two castles. The company manages part of the castle Morosini-Grimani, which, in addition to sightseeing the fortress, also offers a special experience “Escape Castle Svetvincenat”. The company is also one of the partners in the “KulTERRA” project. The reason for that is the creation of quality staff who will take over the complete management after the completion of the project, which would put the renewed cultural property for tourist purposes, concludes Stanić. “Of course, apart from Savičenta doo, some of the key partners for further cooperation and management of the castle are the local Historical Association Kaštel and the association Istra Inspirit, whose members participated in fencing, archery and storytelling education within the KulTERRA project, with the aim of spreading and improving their knowledge. and the skill to create new tourist products and events that will be able to take place in the renovated castle throughout the year.” “The purpose of the project is ultimately to make Svetvincenat and Buzet culturally and historically recognizable tourist destinations throughout the year. This will lead to the complete renovation and equipping of both castles”, Said Igor Macan, project manager. Medieval festival in Savičenta / AUTHOR: JOSIP MADRAČEVIĆ In December 2017, the “Visitor Center – House of the Witch Mare ” in which the legend of the witch Mare and the legend of the unknown horseman are interpreted with the help of modern technology. The other part of the visitor center is under renovation co-financed by the Ministry of Tourism. RELATED NEWS:center_img The society, in addition to individual visits, also organizes group ones such as school, kindergarten programs and teambuilding, through which various activities are combined. ISTRIAN SVETVINČENAT BECAME THE FIRST PLACE IN THE WORLD WITH THE APPLICATION OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN SIGHTSEEING Through the project, new products inspired by cultural heritage were designed and developed based on traditional beliefs in supernatural beings, as well as souvenirs inspired by the history of real people. Various manifestations of revived history, such as performances and performances, have been conceptually designed, and a completely new tourist product has been developed. Namely, it is a sparkling wine “Konfini”, for the realization of which the Istrian winemaker Ivica Matošević is responsible. After the completion of the reconstruction of the Morosini-Grimani castle in Svetvinčenat, the resources offered by the fortress will be managed by the company Savičenta doo It is a company wholly owned by the Municipality of Svetvinčenat, engaged in activities related to tourist spending in the municipality. The company specializes in the management of tourist attractions owned by the Municipality of Svetvincenat, but also for networking of existing tourist and catering facilities in the destination, designing and coordinating programs, organizing special themed evenings, group visits and sightseeing and the like. “In order to achieve the purpose of existence, ie systematic management of the destination and creating potential for a better life of the local population, it is necessary to network existing attractions in the Municipality of Svetvincenat, because only through such a system of experiences the destination has the power to attract visitors. Savičenta doo has a key role in creating the motive for arrival, with a focus on longer stays, whose main role is networking content, ie creating products, especially on the basis of existing content, but also encouraging the development of new tourist and catering facilities in the destination. Another important role of Savičenta doo is promotion in target markets, ie cooperation with all attractions in order to create joint programs, clear cooperation, and thus the main “products” that will be recognized as attractive enough to come to the destination, especially outside the main season.”, Explains Matea Stanić, director of Savičente doo Reconstructions are planned for the Svetvinčenat castle Morosini-Grimani and the Buzet castle Petrapilos in order to increase the attractiveness and recognizability of the Municipality of Svetvinčenat and the City of Buzet through the valorization of cultural heritage, Glas Istre reports.last_img read more

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Good restaurants 2019: announced winners of the Good restaurants

first_img“Grand Prize” nagradu za višegodišnju izvrsnost dobio je Pelegrini iz Šibenika, a “Restoran Prijatelj vina” je Restaurant 360 iz Dubrovnika. Nagradu za “Chefa godine” primio je Tvrtko Šakota iz Nava, a “Nagradu “Andrej Barbieri” za najbolje mladog chefa” Bruno Vokal iz Restauranta 360. U kategoriji “The best restaurants of creative urban cuisine” osvojili su Corto Maltese iz Splita, Brokenships iz Zagreba i Bokeria iz Splita. Najbolji “Tradicionalni restorani” su Alla Beccaccia iz Fažana, Terbotz iz Štrigove i Johnson iz Mošćeničke drage. The “Good Restaurants” project started eight years ago, and was launched by Jutarnji list and Vinart in order to objectively evaluate the best restaurants from year to year and encourage as many actors on the gastro scene to competitive spirit and excellence in quality and service. In order to encourage competitiveness and raise the quality of service in restaurants, the overall impression of the restaurant was monitored and evaluated, which included the quality of food and drinks, service and the atmosphere that completes each catering story. This year’s selection of “Good Restaurants”, which presented the best on the Croatian gastro scene, ended with the award ceremony at the Esplanade Hotel. Cover photo: Pexels.com, Victor Freitas Source: Jutarnji list  In a group of hotel restaurants high categories, najbolji od najboljih je, restoran Zinfandel, gastronomska meka okusa pod jurisdikcijom chefice Ane Grgić, koji se nalazi u zagrebačkom hotelu Esplanade. Drugo mjesto pripalo je à la carte restoran Alfred Keller, smještenom u Boutique Hotelu Alhambra, a treće mjesto pripalo je Wine Vaultu, hotelskom restoranu rovinjskog hotela Monte Mulini. Što se tiče kategorije “The best haute cuisine restaurants“, prvo mjesto odnio je Boškinac iz Novalje, drugo Restaurant 360 iz Dubrovnika, a treće Draga di Lovrana iz Lovrana. Struka je nagrađivala restorane u četiri kategorije: restoran visoke kuhinje, hotelski restoran visoke kategorije, tradicionalni restoran te restoran kreativne urbane kuhinje. last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil reveals decision over his Arsenal future to friends after squad axe

first_imgMesut Ozil reveals decision over his Arsenal future to friends after squad axe The 31-year-old is determined to see out the final year of his contract and then intends to leave on a free transfer next summer.Ozil’s decision means Arsenal stand to fork out around £18million on his salary over the next 12 months even if he does not play a single minute of football.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe World Cup winner will then be free to begin negotiating a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January onwards, though he has already whittled down his options.Ozil has told pals that he will only consider playing in the USA or Turkey as he looks to wind down his career. Read More Advertisement Read More About Connatix V67539 / Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Jul 2020 12:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Full Screen Skip SPONSORED Read More 1/1 Read More Read More Top articlescenter_img by Metro Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story View 5 comments Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling PLAY The former Real Madrid and Schalke star is a third-generation Turkish-German and was eligible to play for the former nation but opted for the country of his birth, while his wife is former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse – Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was even present at their wedding.Ozil has endured a difficult campaign this season, once again struggling with back issues, and has scored only once and laid on just three assists in 23 appearances in all competitions.Despite not picking Ozil in recent matchday squads – even though he is now allowed nine subs – Arteta opened the door for his reintroduction saying ‘there is always a place for a player of his quality’ in the Arsenal team.MORE: Matteo Guendouzi snubs plea from Arsenal teammate David Luiz over argument with Mikel ArtetaMORE: Mikel Arteta insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is happy with Arsenal role after complaints from striker’s brotherFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Skip Ad Video Settings The German playmaker has not featured since the football season restarted (Picture: Getty Images)Mesut Ozil will resist attempts from Arsenal to sell him this summer and intends to see out the final year of his £350,000-a-week contract despite being axed from the squad, according to reports.The German playmaker has yet to make an appearance for the Gunners since the football season was restarted despite being a regular in the side before the disruption, not even making the matchday squad for the last three Premier League fixtures.Arsenal are believed to be keen to offload Ozil – and his enormous, club-record salary – if they can find a buyer, though the player himself is less keen despite appearing to be frozen out. Ozil has not played for Arsenal since March, before the season was suspended (Picture: Getty)According to The Sun, Ozil has told friends that he has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and will remain at the club even if he is not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dennis Bergkamp praises Mikel Arteta and opens door to Arsenal return

first_imgAdvertisement Dennis Bergkamp praises Mikel Arteta and opens door to Arsenal return Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Jul 2020 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.7kShares Arsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:37FullscreenArsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-0-1-aston-villa-mikel-arteta-post-match-press-conference-2214984/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘It might be a bit too early, but you never know. We’ll see what comes my way.‘At the moment there hasn’t been any contact about that, but as soon as I make my decision, let’s see what happens.‘Of course it would be ideal at Arsenal – I spent 11 years there and have a good feeling with the club.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBergkamp also said he is ‘really interested’ in Mikel Arteta’s project at Arsenal. The Spaniard replaced Unai Emery in the Emirates hot-seat in December.‘I’m really interested in Mikel Arteta and how he’s doing at Arsenal, as there have been signs that he wants to change their philosophy,’ Bergkamp added.‘It looked good in the few matches I watched earlier in the year. But my future, who knows? In football, one day is not the same as the other.’Arsenal face Watford on the final day of the season this weekend before taking on London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Saka rewarded for breakthrough season with new Arsenal squad numberMORE: Lacazette explains differences between Arsenal managers Mikel Arteta and Unai Emery Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp and current Gunners manager Mikel Arteta (Pictures: Getty)Dennis Bergkamp has revealed he is interested in making a return to English football and says his former club Arsenal would be his ideal destination.Netherlands legend Bergkamp established himself as one of Arsenal’s greatest players after joining the club from Inter Milan in 1995, winning three Premier League titles and three FA Cups in his 11-year spell in north London.Following his retirement, Bergkamp – now 51 – returned to boyhood club Ajax to join their coaching team.The Gunners hero left that role in 2017, however, and insists he is now interested in a return to coaching, ideally at his former club Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When the time is right, I’d love to go back and get a role somewhere,’ he told FourFourTwo.‘At the moment we’re great in Holland. I’ve got a young family and have been out of coaching for a little while now.‘But I must admit, I have the urge to go on the pitch again and help, whether it’s with the technical or coaching staff.  Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Piers Morgan fumes at Arsenal after club sack long-serving mascot Gunnersaurus in latest cost-cutting exercise

first_imgArsenal feel there is no need for Gunnersaurus when no fans are allowed (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic, Jerry Quy – who has played the role since its inception nearly three decades ago – has been let go with Arsenal citing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their finances as the reason.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith fans still not allowed at grounds around the country, Gunnersaurus’ place at the club has been deemed ‘no longer necessary’.But the mascot was something of a cult figure and much loved by supporters, while Quy himself has been an Arsenal fan since the 1960s and has been hailed for his work under the dinosaur suit.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalGood Morning Britain host and Arsenal season ticket holder Piers Morgan was livid with the decision and has called on the club’s manager and captain to bring Gunnersaurus back.‘WHAT? This had better not be true,’ he tweeted on Monday. ‘Is it Arsenal??!’He continued: ‘You’re going nowhere Gunnersaurus. I refuse to let Arsenal sack you. Come on Mikel Arteta, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – this is not what our club is about.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 5 Oct 2020 12:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Morgan has called on Arsenal to bring Gunnersaurus back immediately (Picture: Twitter)Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker responded to Morgan’s tweet, saying: ‘Shouldn’t be necessary, but it might be a good move and an act of kindness for the Arsenal players and manager to club together and sort out this absurdity.’While Arsenal have confirmed that Quy has left his post as Gunnersaurus after 27 years, they insists the beloved mascot will return at a later date when supporters are allowed back at the Emirates.MORE: Arsenal’s hopes of signing a new midfielder fade as Chelsea rule out Jorginho dealMORE: Houssem Aouar reveals why he rejected Arsenal to stay at LyonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Piers Morgan fumes at Arsenal after club sack long-serving mascot Gunnersaurus in latest cost-cutting exercisecenter_img The club’s iconic mascot has been shockingly let go after 27 years (Picture: Getty Images)Piers Morgan has led the backlash against Arsenal after the north London club sacked Gunnersaurus, their mascot of 27 years, in their latest cost-cutting exercise.The Gunners courted controversy earlier this year when they made 55 members of staff redundant during the height of the coronavirus pandemic – though those changes mainly affected the scouting departing.Now in a separate move from that initial wave of sackings, Arsenal have rather surprisingly got rid of their much-loved mascot, who has been a mainstay at the club since 1993. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health: Pennsylvania on Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Beginning at 8 PM Tonight, “Most Prudent Option to Stop the Spread”

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 01, 2020 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Wolf’s OrderSecretary of Health’s OrderStay at Home GuidanceIndustry Operation GuidanceGovernor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced all 67 Pennsylvania counties will be under stay-at-home orders effective tonight, Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m.“This is the most prudent option to stop the spread of COVID-19 across our commonwealth, where cases continue to grow daily,” Gov. Wolf said. “We appreciate the shared sacrifice of all 12.8 million Pennsylvanians; we are in this together and this statewide stay-at-home order is being made after many discussions with multiple state agencies; Dr. Levine; and state, county and local officials as we continue to monitor the most effective ways to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.”Previously, there were 33 counties on statewide stay-at-home orders. The first orders were issued on March 23 for seven counties.The statewide stay-at-home order takes effect at 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and will continue until April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect. All essential state services will continue.“This statewide stay-at-home order is not just to protect ourselves from exposure to COVID-19, but it protects those on the front lines,” Dr. Levine said. “Our doctors, nurses, police, fire, EMTs need us to do this. And the CNAs who are taking care of our family in nursing or long-term care facilities need us to do this. Staying at home doesn’t mean making a daily stop at the grocery store because you need to get out of the house. Staying at home means you must stay at home.”Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from homeGetting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residencesEngaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancingTo perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining businessTo care for a family member or pet in another householdAny travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activitiesTravel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable personsTravel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related servicesTravel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdictionTravel required by law enforcement or court orderTravel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealthAnyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.The following operations are exempt:Life-sustaining business activitiesHealth care or medical services providersAccess to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banksAccess to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure OrdersNews mediaLaw enforcement, emergency medical services personnel, firefightersThe federal governmentReligious institutionsIndividuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.The Department of Education will be providing updated guidance and resources on the continuity of education for students to schools in the coming days.At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.View this information in Spanish here.center_img Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health: Pennsylvania on Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Beginning at 8 PM Tonight, “Most Prudent Option to Stop the Spread”last_img read more

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Double-digit house price falls ahead, says NAB

first_img Home ownership predicted to plummet Confidence took a heavy hit from coronavirus-linked measures that collapsed jobs and activity.“NAB believes dwelling prices will likely see significant falls over the next 12-18 months, with house prices across the capital cities to fall by 10-15 per cent,” the NAB Quarterly Australian Residential Property Survey Q1 2020 said.That was because the trend in confidence had moderated, it said, “perhaps reflecting early fears regarding the coronavirus impact on housing markets”.“While both the depth and duration of the downturn underway remain uncertain – and will depend on the evolution of the spread of COVID-19 – we expect a sharp fall in economic activity in the near-term, followed by a rebound in growth but slower recovery in activity levels.” Open homes, auctions push after NSW lifts ban More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE: How some men survived lockdown The National Australia Bank has predicted double digit falls in house prices across the capitals.One of the Big Four banks, NAB, has put a figure and timeline on how far house prices could fall off COVID-19, predicting ‘significant’ double-digit impact.The prediction came despite NAB’s Residential Property Index for the March quarter – released this morning – hitting a survey high of +38 to stay well above the +12 average. It said the survey was done before more restrictive social isolation measures came into force – between February 25 and March 23 – and therefore was “unlikely to reflect sharp falls in consumer and business confidence, economic activity and employment evident since then, which is likely to impact house prices moving forward”.NAB expects unemployment to rise to 11.7 per cent by June but recover to 7.3 per cent by the end of next year.“While interest rates are very low and will act to support prices, rising unemployment, slower wage growth and weak confidence will weigh on prices. Also, while we do not see a fundamental oversupply in the market (with construction continuing to decline), a slowing in migration will see demand for housing soften somewhat.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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EPL: Watford battle Newcastle for survival

first_imgWatford vs. Newcastle Venue: Vicarage Road Kick off: 12:30PMBuoyed by a much-needed win last time out, Watford will be looking to climb clear of the Premier League relegation zone when they host Newcastle United at lunchtime. The Hornets beat bottom side Norwich City in midweek and are four points above the drop, while Newcastle – thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City – are jostling for position in mid-table.Nigel Pearson praised the “strength” of his Watford side to dig deep against doomed Norwich and pick up all three points in a vital 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.That win, which came courtesy of Danny Welbeck’s spectacular overhead kick, ended the Hornets’ six-game wait for a victory in the Premier League.After beating Liverpool 3-0 at the end of February to claim one of the shock results of this or any other top-flight campaign, Watford accrued one point from the next 15 available.It was a run that left Pearson’s men at serious risk of dropping into the Championship, but the win over Norwich gives them a healthy four-point buffer on the two sides below them. However, Aston Villa and Bournemouth do still have a game in hand to play on Thursday, against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur respectively.Watford still have work to do if they are to stay afloat, and with Manchester City and Arsenal to face in their last two games they could do with a victory on Saturday.There is perhaps no kinder fixture for Watford than the visit of Newcastle, either, with United stuck in mid-table and possibly already thinking of their shortened summer break.Steve Bruce’s men won three games in a row either side of the coronavirus-enforced hiatus to ensure that relegation would not be a concern for them this season.Results since then have been largely mixed, with a 4-1 away win at Bournemouth coming a week before a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Man City, summing up their inconsistent nature. United were truly dreadful at the Etihad Stadium and could have lost by even more in the end, with the Magpies struggling to adapt to a five-at-the-back system.Bruce was without Allan Saint-Maximin, in fairness, while Jamaal Lascelles, Andy Carroll and Isaac Hayden were also absent from the matchday squad due to injury.Still, there can be no excuse for the type of display produced by the Toon and they have to quickly pick themselves up for this trip to Hertfordshire.Watford possible XI: Foster, Femenia, Kabasele, Dawson, Masina, Capoue, Hughes, Sarr, Doucoure, Welbeck, Deeney. Newcastle possible XI: Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Rose, Ritchie, Longstaff, Shelvey, Joelinton, Almiron, Gayle.RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Tags: Newcastle UnitedPremier LeagueVicarage RoadWatfordlast_img read more

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Ulster ready for revenge

first_img The semi-final pairings are Wasps or Gloucester against Bath or Brive, and Sale or Northampton versus Stade Francais or Harlequins. Gloucester qualified as a best runner-up from the Heineken Cup, joining Northampton and Harlequins, after destroying Perpignan 36-18 in France. “It’s an exceptional result for us. The last time we won an away game in France in the Heineken Cup was during the 2007/08 season,” Gloucester rugby director Nigel Davies said. “To a man, the players stood up individually and performed. We backed ourselves to play rugby and have a go at Perpignan. “To be in a quarter-final in Europe is big for us. The more exposure we get at this level the better.” Press Association Ulster bowed out to the current Aviva Premiership leaders at Twickenham last term, but this time they will be on home soil for a repeat last-eight clash that will see Saracens boss Mark McCall, a former Ulster coach and player, return to Belfast. “Over the past few seasons we have made steady improvement,” Ulster rugby director David Humphreys said. “First, we qualified, then last year we won our group but were away in the quarter-finals. Now we have finished the pool stage as top seeds and have a home quarter-final. “Last season, we were hugely-disappointed with the way we performed at Twickenham against Saracens. Now we have the opportunity to lay those ghosts to rest.” Leicester, European champions in 2001 and 2002, must travel to face last season’s Heineken Cup runners-up Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel Michelin, a ground where Clermont are unbeaten for more than 70 games. And three-time European champions Leinster will travel to Jonny Wilkinson’s Heineken Cup holders Toulon in arguably the tie of the round, with Toulon’s fellow French heavyweights Toulouse tackling Munster at Thomond Park. The games are scheduled to be played on April 4/5/6, with six former Heineken Cup winners – Ulster, Toulon, Leicester, Leinster, Munster and Toulouse – contesting the first knockout round. The semi-final draw, meanwhile, has also been made with Ulster or Saracens having advantage in their own country against Clermont or Leicester, and Toulon or Leinster hosting Munster or Toulouse in France or Ireland. In the second-tier Amlin Challenge Cup, six English clubs will contest the quarter-finals. Top seeds Bath play Brive in a repeat of the 1998 Heineken Cup final, with Wasps hosting Premiership rivals Gloucester, Stade Francais tackling Harlequins in Paris and Northampton visiting Sale. Top seeds Ulster will be out to avenge last year’s European exit when they host Saracens in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals later this season. last_img read more

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Fourth case of Coronavirus confirmed in South Florida

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health announced a new case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Florida.A 69-year-old woman in Broward County has tested positive for the virus.She is the third positive case of the virus associated with Port Everglades and the fourth in Broward.She is in isolation and will remain there until she is clear.The Florida Department of Health recommends all individuals experiencing symptoms, who have recently traveled through Port Everglades, to immediately contact their County Health Department or health care provider and self-isolate for 14 Days.Get the latest information about coronavirus in Florida by clicking here.last_img

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