NP Krka plans to connect two medieval fortifications with a pedestrian suspension bridge

first_imgThe two medieval fortresses Nečven and Trošenj will soon be connected by a pedestrian suspension bridge, thus becoming a new tourist attraction of the Krka National Park.Namely, at the request of the Public Institution “Krka National Park”, the Šibenik-Knin County issued decision approving the construction of the pedestrian suspension bridge Nečven – Trošenj, which would be located in the municipalities of Promina and Kistanje.Along the river Krk are the remains of several old Croatian fortifications from the 14th century: Kamička, Trošenja, Nečvena, Bogočina and Ključica, which is one of the most important defensive buildings in Croatia. Opposite the Nečven fortress, on the right bank of the Krka, rises the medieval fortress Trošenj, and now, according to the plan, the Krka National Park will be connected by a pedestrian suspension bridge as a new tourist attraction.The pedestrian bridge would be 448 meters long, and the conceptual design was made by the Zagreb company Blok. Also, in addition to the pedestrian bridge, it is planned to build an access road for the Nečven fortress in the length of 254 m, and the present road for the Trošenj fortress in the length of about 1.8 km. Nečven Fortress / Photo: NP Krka Trošenj Fortress / Photo: NP Krkacenter_img Illustration / source: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

US starts contact tracing the old-fashioned way, but ‘it’s late’

first_imgTopics : Taiwan and South Korea have led the world in digital contact tracing for the COVID-19 pandemic — an example the US with its emphasis on personal privacy and decentralized system of government is unlikely to be able to follow.Instead, states and cities are opting to hire thousands of public health workers who will have to carry out the laborious task of phoning everyone with a confirmed case.They’ll want to know, in turn, everyone that the patient came into close contact with — defined as less than six feet (two meters) — for 15 minutes or longer. These people will then be called and asked to self-quarantine.  It’s painstaking work that can complement the opt-in mobile phone based contact tracing, announced by Apple and Google recently. The investigators, who don’t require medical training, work from home, using computer software, and each call takes at least half an hour.Massachusetts was the first to launch its program at the start of April, announcing it would recruit 1,000 contact tracers (17,000 have applied). San Francisco has announced a similar initiative, and other states and jurisdictions are also starting up.”It’s late,” said Dr Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer of Partners in Health, the nonprofit chosen by Massachusetts to manage its program. “It would have been easier to do it after the first case.”But it’s still possible to catch up, she said. “All epidemics are highly localized. If we look at the top line numbers, everyone just gets terrified. But it’s town by town, block by block, and city by city.” “If we can do it in a place like Liberia, how is it that we couldn’t do it in Massachusetts?” added Mukherjee.In Africa and other parts of the world this type of work is considered one of the founding principles of public health. But, said Mukherjee, “for 40 years, the US has disinvested in public health and community health in favor of hospitals, and the sort of things that generate revenue.” 100,000 agents In Wuhan, 1,800 teams of five people carried out this work, often voluntarily. Scaling that up to the US outbreak would mean 265,000 people are needed.Researchers at Johns Hopkins University suggested 100,000 to begin with “to assist with the enormous and unprecedented task of contact investigation and containment on this scale.”The country currently has, at most, only 5,000 specialists responsible for monitoring cases of communicable diseases such as HIV or tuberculosis, Michael Fraser, head of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) told AFP.He doesn’t expect recruiting to start before two to four weeks in most states.”Our goal is to get this in place for the reopening,” he said.It was not until Monday that the White House, through Vice President Mike Pence, announced the dispatch of reinforcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to each state.In an email to AFP, the CDC said it had deployed 24 teams to each state, with over 600 staff nationwide.But states like Texas plan to start easing their lockdown orders over the coming days, reopening some shops and businesses. The Lone Star state, home to almost 30 million people, would need at least 8,000 contact tracers, estimates ASTHO. “There’s definitely going to be some risks” associated with lifting social distancing orders without having the right surveillance mechanisms in place, warned Fraser. That’s to say nothing of the need to ramp up contact tracing as more and more societal activities resume. In the absence of enough personnel, more at-risk groups like nursing homes, hospitals and vulnerable populations should be prioritized.When people get called in Massachusetts, the state has come to an agreement with telecoms operators to display “Covid Care Team” on the Caller ID, to try to maximize the number of people who pick up.last_img read more

Perfect North Hosting Job Fair Saturday

first_imgCourtesy: Perfect North SlopesPerfect North Slopes will host a job fair this weekend as they look to fill positions for this upcoming ski season.Several departments are hiring including ski and snowboard instructor, food service, rental and lift departments.Candidates for all open positions should attend the job fair and bring a completed application. View open positions and an online application here.The job fair is on Saturday, Oct. 26, anytime from 9-12p.m.last_img

Bulldog Middle School Teams Win Over Indians

first_imgThe 7th Grade Batesville Bulldogs won against Milan Thursday night by a score of 36-26.Leading in scoring for Batesville was Lyle Oesterling with 19, followed by Cole Pride and Grant Peters with 6 each and, Landon Harrison and Bryson Bonelli with 2 a piece, and rounding out the scoring was Jackson Renck with 1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.It was a good night for Bulldog basketball as we had a clean sweep of Milan. The 7th, 8th, JV, and Varsity all had wins!!The 8th Grade Bulldogs dominated on defense with a great all around effort creating several turnovers that led directly to points winning 49-34.Eli Pierson led the way with 16pts., and 3 assists. Cole Werner added 15 with multiple deflections leading to points. Zach Wade added 7 followed by Ian Loichinger with 4. Will Habig, Ian Powers, and Luke Wilson had 2 a piece. Travis Lecher added a free throw to finish the scoring.The Bulldogs will host Columbus Northside Tuesday. Come support your BMS Bulldogs!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pride.last_img read more

Cengiz agrees Napoli move

first_imgCengiz Under has reportedly agreed personal terms with Napoli, but Roma want €30m for the winger and are unwilling to receive Kevin Malcuit in return. Corriere della Sera takes a different stance, claiming Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso wants the 22-year-old to replace Hirving Lozano. They would also be hoping to do a deal similar to when they signed Kostas Manolas last summer, sending Amadou Diawara in part exchange, this time offering Malcuit. read also:Osimhen ‘pressured’ into Napoli move The right-back is third choice for Napoli, behind Giovanni Di Lorenzo and the resurgent Elseid Hysaj. Despite that, the newspaper claims he is not particularly of interest to the capital club. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cengiz has emerged as a leading contender to replace Jose Callejon on Napoli’s right flank in recent days. According to La Repubblica, he has already shaken hands with the Partenopei on a €3m salary. However, the newspaper warns that whereas the Coppa Italia winners value him at no more than €25m with bonuses, the Giallorossi are playing hardball, demanding no less than €30m.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Schneider celebrates birthday, Oshkosh checkers

first_imgOSHKOSH, Wis. (July 29) – Tim Schneider celebrated his birthday and the Nolte’s Auto Repair and Towing IMCA Sport Mod feature win at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway.Jason Ebert took control of the main event while Schneider worked from mid-pack through tight traffic into the runner-up spot.  Tim Sheppard, Kevin Bethke and Scott Besaw were right behind.A lap eight caution slowed the field and Schneider remained right behind after the restart with Bethke, Adam Peschek, Besaw and Brock Saunders in line. Schneider dipped inside at the line on lap 15 and eased into the lead in turn one.A final restart on lap 16 allowed Schneider to pull away from the field as a dogfight for second lasted to the finish. Ryan Besaw moved up over the final laps to take second. Jason Vandenberg made a solid run on the outside to take third place, his best finish of the season. Bethke and Ebert completed the top five.After an opening lap caution, Mitch Stankowski grabbed the lead in the Automotive Supply Com­pany IMCA Modified feature, setting the pace for the first three laps before Brian Crapser took charge before a caution slowed the field.On the restart, Chad Bartel took the outside route for the lead. Steve Schneider moved into the runner-up spot on lap nine and set out to catch the leader.  A spin on lap 18 bunched the field for a two-lap dash.Bartel held off the late charge from Schneider to take his second feature win of the season here. Schneider, Dan Roedl and Crapser took the top four places with point leader Marcus Yarie fifth.Cory Wegner set the opening lap pace for the Jim’s Auto Repair IMCA Stock Cars with Jerry Kope taking over the lead after a lap two restart.  Travis Van Straten, Aaron Stolp and Chase Par­ker were making their way through the tight pack and on lap six, Van Straten found his way into the top spot and started to open a lead.Stolp and Kope  ran for second with Jerry Winkle finally breaking out of the pack and  closed the gap and took over the runner-up spot on lap 16.A final caution appeared on lap 17, erasing Van Straten’s lead and giving Winkler a shot at a se­cond straight victory.  Van Straten was up to the task after the final restart and took off to collect his sixth feature win of the season.  Winkler was right behind in second with Stolp, Kope and Da­vid Hoerning rounding out the top five.The 2016 Walk of Fame class was inducted at intermission and included Denny Hughes, Jerry “Medina” Smith, Jerry Krueger and Gene Wheeler.One hundred and seventeen cars saw action at Oshkosh.last_img read more

SU women’s lacrosse sweeps weekend slate, Orange tennis’ season ends with loss to No. 1 Notre Dame

first_img— Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports Staff Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Women’s lacrosseSaco’s speech motivates Orange in 2 victories to close series against UConnTwelve different players scored a goal for SU against Cincinnati, but it was senior midfielder Christina Dove who led the way for the Orange. Dove tallied four goals on the afternoon, including three of the first five of the game.Syracuse was dominant from start to finish, taking a comfortable 13-1 lead into halftime. Senior attack Jackie DePetris added three goals for the Orange, and senior attack Halley Quillinan and freshman attack Michele Tumolo contributed with two goals and an assist.Syracuse had a much tighter contest Sunday but was able to pull it out and extend its winning streak to five. The Orange only led 8-7 at the break but ran away with the game in the second half, outscoring the Cardinals 8-4.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDove scored five goals and had a game-high eight points, becoming Syracuse’s all-time leader in goals with 236. Dove is the active Division I leader in both goals and points (315). Dove wasn’t the only Orange player to get her name in the record books. Tumolo had three goals and three assists, increasing her point total on the season to 60, a new program record for a freshman. Tumolo also holds the freshman record for assists with 31.TennisSyracuse lost to Notre Dame in the semifinal of the Big East championship, ending a record-breaking season. Its program-record 19 regular-season wins were not enough to help take down the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. The No. 4 seed Orange defeated Marquette, 4-3, in the quarterfinals. SU came from behind after dropping the doubles point and two of the first three singles points.  Sophomore Alessondra Parra clinched the win at the No. 4 spot to put away the match. Parra’s match was also a come-from-behind battle. She lost the first set to opponent Christina Ruiz but won the tiebreaker in the second to force a deciding third set. She won the third in a tiebreaker as well. The tournament took place in South Bend, Ind., which gave Syracuse’s next opponent, Notre Dame, home-court advantage.  The weather Saturday forced the match indoors to the Eck Tennis Pavilion. Although the Orange practices indoors, it was unable to translate that advantage into points.  The Fighting Irish quickly took the doubles point. The Orange’s previously undefeated No. 1 pairing, CC Sardinha and Emily Harman, lost 8-0 to the Notre Dame duo of Kristy Frilling and Kali Krisik. A win at the No. 3 doubles spot left the Orange down 0-1. From there, Notre Dame made quick work of the singles. Frilling dominated Syracuse’s Sardinha 6-2, 6-0. Parra, whose match won the quarters for the Orange, was the final loss of the dual match against Notre Dame.  The final score of the match was 4-0. Notre Dame went on to beat DePaul 4-0 Sunday to win the tournament. This is the third year in row Notre Dame has won the Big East championship. It will continue on to the NCAA tournament.  This is the fifth year in a row the Orange has lost in the semifinals of the championships. Despite head coach Luke Jensen’s outstanding regular season, he has not yet found the ingredient necessary to get his team to the finals.  last_img read more

Schwarzenegger Institute director dies at 62

first_imgBonnie Reiss, the global director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, died Tuesday at her home in Malibu. She was 62.Bonnie Reiss (left), stands with University President C. L. Max Nikias and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. Photo courtesy of the Schwarzenegger Institute.Reiss served as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s senior advisor during his term as Governor of California. She also served as California secretary of education and held a seat on the California State Board of Education. Schwarzenegger released a statement on Tuesday calling Reiss a treasure to California, the country and everyone she met.“For the past year, she bravely fought cancer, just as she fought for equality and justice, students and the environment, and every other important issue you can imagine throughout her life of public service,” Schwarzenegger said in the statement. “Bonnie inspired me on a daily basis, and her legacy will inspire me forever.”According to the statement, a scholarship has been established in Reiss’ name at the USC Price School of Public Policy. Jack Knott, the dean of the Price School, remembers Reiss as a spirited individual.“She’s just been a dynamic leader of the Schwarzenegger institute,” Knott said. “She got the institute off the ground and built it from scratch with Arnold and the faculty and staff here. She made it well-known, not only here at USC but across the country and internationally.”People loved working with Reiss because of her energy, compassion and infectious enthusiasm, Knott said. Conyers Davis, director of programming and special projects at the Schwarzenegger Institute, said Reiss’ energy made working for her pleasant. “Working for Bonnie was first and foremost fun,” Davis said. “She really spent a lot of time and energy making sure that as much as we were getting important things done at the Schwarzenegger Institute, we were having a good time while we did it.”Davis said Reiss’ compassion is what set her apart from others he’s worked for in the past. Reiss was a mentor to almost everyone she met, Davis recalled. He said she was most comfortable doing work that she knew she would not be recognized for.“Her name isn’t on a lot of the great legislation that was passed in the last 10 to 15 years here in California but her fingerprints were on so much of it,” Davis said. “She was very comfortable not being the person who got the credit for all the work.”Reiss also founded the nonprofits Earth Communications Office and After-School All-Stars. She also created the Spotlight Award, which recognizes USC undergraduate students for their civic engagement and volunteerism.“She really believes in this power of one where a single individual could make a big difference,” Knott said. “Her setting up the Spotlight Award for undergraduate students to honor students who have also been inspirational through their volunteerism reflects that.”Reiss is survived by her sister Sandi Rabrich, her niece Lori Siegerman, her nephew Jeff Rabrich and her dog Bu Reiss. Rabrich said she will miss her sister’s loving spirit.“She was giving, loving and she only had the best interest in heart for the environment, for the world [and] for her friends,” Rabrich said. “She was a wonderful sister; her accomplishments were terrific but on a personal level, that’s what meant most to me.”last_img read more

Opponent preview: What to know about Georgia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (14-12, 7-8 Atlantic Coast) hopes to begin its bounce-back end to the season at 4 p.m. Saturday against Georgia Tech in the Carrier Dome. SU traveled to Atlanta, Georgia earlier in the season and blew out the Yellow Jackets, 97-63. On Saturday, the Orange hope for more of the same.Here’s what to know about GT ahead of the matchup.All-time series: Series tied, 6-6Last time they played: On Dec. 7, Syracuse scored its highest point total of the season in a 97-63 rout of the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, Georgia. Elijah Hughes had perhaps his strongest game of the year, scoring 33 points and shooting 6-for-11 from 3-point range.The Georgia Tech report: Since Syracuse last played Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets have completely morphed into a new team after the return of starting point guard Jose Alvarado. Without Alvarado on the floor, Michael Devoe was required to be the team’s primary playmaker. This was something he took on successfully in less competitive games but when he disappeared against the Orange the Yellow Jackets were not only beat, but destroyed. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlvarado and Devoe sharing the floor together makes guarding the Yellow Jackets guards tricky. Devoe is adept as a shooter and shot creator from anywhere on the floor and Alvarado scores his points in the flow of the offense, with teams always wary of his ability to pass. With a team like Syracuse that can’t deny the paint, overplaying him can only bolster one of his biggest strengths.How Syracuse beats GT: Force Georgia Tech to shoot jump shots. We’ve seen this several times this year, where SU has stayed in a game that normally wouldn’t be close because it forced the opponent to get much of its production from the outside. If SU clogs driving lanes, Alvarado and Devoe will have many of their usual scoring and playmaking options cut off. That coupled with another offensive explosion couldn’t hurt, either.Stat to know: 29.9 — The Yellow Jackets’ 3-point percentage, the 319th-ranked rate in the nation.KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 66% chance to win the game Saturday, with a projected final score of 73-69, per KenPom.Player to watch: Jose Alvarado, guard, No. 10When Syracuse played Georgia Tech last, its offense was stagnant and there was little movement. Alvarado will effectively wipe out that concern, as creation for himself or another is his best asset. The Yellow Jackets starting point guard isn’t just a passer, though. He averages the second-highest point total on the team at 14 points per game and can find offense in many different situations. Comments Published on February 22, 2020 at 10:34 am Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more