Motion Travel has become the official agency of the largest marathon in the world – TCS New York City Marathon 2020!

first_imgThese are the ambassadors of our tourism and the lighthouse entrepreneurs who bravely push forward in spite of everyone and everything and destroy the status quo. Support them. In Motion travel, they are still awake dreaming and bravely walking step by step towards new goals. Running is a constantly growing trend, so over 50 million inhabitants of the European Union run regularly, and according to Josip Ćorić, Croatia is definitely growing, and the most important thing is that the number of runners, clubs and community who create new runners and new marathoners. As Ćorić points out, from the first day he woke up dreaming of this very moment and step by step he built a story that the dream turned into reality. That there is a big difference between desire and goal, says this great story, as well as its continuation, since Motion Travel recently included a marathon in Morocco, and for 2020 they are preparing to organize a trip to the races in North America and Asia where their motto RUN & TRAVEL would definitely come to life. Namely, the trend of running is spreading in Europe from year to year, as well as in Croatia, and as Josip Ćorić points out, as a passionate runner he did not have an offer to go to half marathons and races in various European cities. And that’s where that click or eureka happens. As a passionate travel enthusiast and employee in agency tourism, Ćorić decided to establish Motion Travel, the only agency in Croatia specialized in the departure of recreational, amateur and professional runners and of course their fans to races within Croatia and Europe. Today, after a little over a year and a lot of work and effort, Motion Travel has become the official agency of the largest marathon in the world – TCS New York City Marathon 2020!  Thus, for the first time, Croatia has its own tourist representative for runners at the NY Marathon, a Motion Travel  has managed to position Croatia as one of the 54 countries in the world that have a representative at the largest racing event in the world. This cooperation will enable all runners from Croatia and the region to more easily access information, entry fees and medals. “The racing population in Croatia increasingly travels to foreign races where we already offer them attractive trips and as the crown of the offer we want to offer runners from the region all major races and thus be at the top of the world agency offer of racing trips. It is difficult for us to predict in which direction the niche is developing because we are currently the only ones going in that direction and we are the initiators of both outgoing and incoming, but we think we are going at a good pace because after a year and 3 months we already have two majors. we travel to more than 15 different races across Europe and are recording constant growth. We see definite growth in offering travel on all continents. ” Ćorić points out as his new goal and the dream he wants to fulfill. Once a upon a time… or the story starts like this nekako. center_img “The beginning of communication with the organizers was already in April this year when we sent the first part of the documentation. Since the establishment of the agency, our goal has been to become the official ITO (International Tour Operator) for the NY Marathon, so we carefully “step by step” started working together. Through half a year and meeting the strict conditions we had to meet, such as being the ITO of one of the major marathons, and as we are already the second year of the ITO for the Berlin Marathon it was a great advantage for us. After sending the rest of the documentation and checking the quality of work, checking all the items we listed, we received confirmation that Motion Travel will be the official ITO and that Croatia gets the first travel agency for another major world racing event. says Coric. RELATED NEWS: As Ognjen Bagatin from the Bagatin Polyclinic points out, it is important to celebrate other people’s success, encourage and build the perception of success in Croatia. Proof of how to succeed in Croatia. A little over a year ago, a great idea was born, an idea that hit the need of runners in Croatia and offered a solution to the problem. Cover photo: TCS New York City Marathon / Illustration HrTurizam.hr Thanks to the HrTurizam.hr portal, I have the honor of being the source of information, and the “power” to connect people, entrepreneurs and tourist stories, all with the aim of generating added value and synergy. To date, I have merged hundreds of entrepreneurial tourism stories in Croatia. Also, there is no greater happiness when you watch some entrepreneurial ideas develop from year to year and manage to fight for their place under the sun. If in this process in one small part I can personally help and push, that’s it, my mission is fulfilled. FIRST TRAVEL AGENCY SPECIALIZED FOR RUNNERS OPENED – MOTION TRAVELlast_img read more

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Liverpool, C-NS swimmers star at state meet

first_imgWith his status as one of the top high school swimmers in Central New York, Griffin Merkling had his choice of 11 different events to compete in during the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.But the Liverpool junior decided to only swim one individual race – the 200-yard individual medley – and concentrate more on earning honors with his senior teammates in two different relay events.Having gone 1:56.95 during the season to enter the state meet ranked 17th, Merkling improved that by a lot, going 1:54.77 to qualify fifth for the finals, not far from the fastest time of 1:51.39 from Miller Place’s Henry Shemet. That also broke the Liverpool school record which Garrett Clarke set in 2014. In Saturday’s finals, Merkling didn’t go quite as fast, but his 1:55.38 still put him eighth overall and sixth among NYSPHSAA swimmers as Great Neck South’s Justin Whang won both events in 1:51.12.Meanwhile, senior Julien Brownlow had gone 21.50 seconds in the 50 freestyle and entered the state meet as the 13th qualifier in that race, but had a disqualification.Making up for that in the 200 freestyle relay, Brownlow was with Merkling, Brandon Nguyen and Jack Hyde, where they were bent on improving 1:29.06 and a 17th seed – which they did, going 1:28.29 to enter the finals in 10th place. Tags: boys swimmingC-NSliverpoolcenter_img Then Liverpool improved to 1:27.48 in that state championship race, fourth among NYSPHSAA sides and eighth overall. Watertown was second in the public division in 1:26.78 and Bethlehem won in 1:26.56.Over in the 400 freestyle relay, Liverpool’s quartet of Brownlow, Merkling, Nguyen and Jack Andrejko would go 3:16.79 in the qualifying round and then improve more than two seconds to 3:14.04 to finish 12th overall.Merkling, Brownlow, Curtis Merrick and, Jack Andrejko were in the 200 medley relay, where Liverpool was seeded 17th with a time of 1:38.19.By swimming 1:38.47, the Warriors qualified for the finals and then improved to 1:38.13 to end up in 13th place overall and seventh in the NYSPHSAA division.Individually, Merrick took part in the 100 backstroke, looking to go quicker than 53.74 seconds, but settling for 55.55 seconds and 40th place.Cicero-North Syracuse had its own contingent at the state meet, which remained remarkable given that the Northstars still didn’t have a home facility and had to instead camp at Le Moyne College.Logan Petralia completed his senior season for the Northstars in the 50 freestyle, where he had swam 22.16 seconds to reach the state meet. He improved to 22.04 seconds in the qualifying round and went 22.24 in the finals to finish 26th.Petralia, paired with John Harbaugh, Seaver Schultz and Dom Bagozzi, had gone 1:29.69 in the 200 freestyle relay at the Feb. 15 state qualifier to reach this meet.A time of 1:29.66 got the Northstars to the finals and, by going 1:29.93 on Saturday, C-NS gained 16th place in the NYSPHSAA division and was 23rd overall.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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David Griffin clarifies LeBron James comments, says the two have ‘positive relationship’

first_img David Griffin admits he was ‘miserable’ as Cavaliers GM His comments “shocked” James, according to an ESPN report.Griffin then admitted he didn’t frame his response well on ESPN’s The Jump. Related News “The fact that there was so much scrutiny in everything that we did, when I was speaking about being uncomfortable and being miserable, it was my inability to deal with that media scrutiny,” Griffin said Friday. “It wasn’t the man himself. It was everything that came with a team led by LeBron James. It had nothing to do with being miserable with LeBron. We had and have a very positive relationship.” David Griffin joined The Jump to clarify his comments on LeBron losing his hunger to win: pic.twitter.com/MZv7eELvw1— ESPN (@espn) August 2, 2019Griffin thought the article was going to focus on New Orleans as he helped rebuild the roster by sending Anthony Davis to the Lakers in exchange for Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and three first-round picks as well as the addition of Derrick Favors and JJ Redick and former Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft.He said the quotes in Sport Illustrated’s story were “sensationalized” and “taken out of context.” David Griffin wants people to know he maintains a “positive relationship” with LeBron James.Griffin received scrutiny after comments regarding the Lakers and former Cavaliers star were published in a recent Sports Illustrated story. Griffin — who spent nearly a decade as an executive in Cleveland’s organization before joining the Pelicans’ franchise — said he was “miserable” during his time with the Cavaliers. LeBron James has ‘always shown me a great deal of respect,’ Frank Vogel says LeBron James ‘shocked’ by David Griffin’s comments about being ‘miserable’ with Cavaliers, report sayslast_img read more

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Brathwaite pair rescue Windies, but Aussies in control

first_img Off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been the most successful bowler with two for 68. West Indies once again had a dodgy start, losing the right-handed Hope in the morning’s fifth over, sparring at an out-swinger from seamer Josh Hazlewood and nicking a catch behind. Brathwaite and Bravo then countered with dominant stroke-play as West Indies enjoyed one of their finest sessions of the series. Emerging from a typical watch start, Brathwaite blossomed nicely to stroke 10 fours in an innings lasting 174 balls, while Bravo showed glimpses of his good form in a 95-ball innings, which contained six fours. Bravo twice drove pacer James Pattinson for exquisite offside boundaries in the 11th over before aggressively pulling the same bowler through mid-on for another four, in the right-armer’s next over. Brathwaite was uncharacteristically audacious, twice coming down to Lyon and lifting the bowler back overhead for boundaries. He brought up his second half-century of the series and eighth in Tests in the third over before lunch when he punched Mitchell Marsh to the ropes at point and then followed up with a couple to square leg. Unbeaten on 32 at lunch with West Indies on 92 for one, Bravo added just one after the resumption before falling in the third over at 104 for two, caught by Usman Khawaja at backward square as he failed to keep down a pull off Pattinson. West Indies then threatened to implode. They lost Marlon Samuels for four before rain forced an early tea break, and then lost a further three wickets following the resumption. Samuels, with a wretched 31 runs from four innings in the series, steered Lyon to Hazlewood at point and immediately set off for a non-existent run. Both he and Brathwaite started and stopped before Samuels was left stranded by the throw to the keeper’s end. On 115 for three at the tea break, West Indies looked to be flourishing afterwards when Jermaine Blackwood pulled Lyon and drove Pattinson for boundaries in moving to 10. An error in judgement caused his downfall, however, offering no stroke to one from Lyon that ripped back to hit the off stump with West Indies on 131 for four. Kraigg Brathwaite added 27 for the fifth wicket with Ramdin before he, too, perished at the hands of Lyon, gloving a cut to captain Steve Smith at first slip off one that bounced. SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked an enterprising half-century but West Indies’ batting wobbled to give Australia the advantage on the opening day of the final Test here yesterday. Opting to bat first, the Caribbean side finished the rain-hit day at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 207 for six, with the right-handed Brathwaite top-scoring with 85. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, in his second Test, was unbeaten on a cameo run-a-ball 35 and was partnered by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin on 23. Left-hander Darren Bravo also sparkled, albeit briefly, in scoring an attractive 33. He and Kraigg Brathwaite put on 91 for the second wicket following the early loss of Shai Hope for nine but the familiar middle-order collapse followed, with the Windies losing five wickets for 55 runs, to slump to 159 for six in the final session. However, Carlos Brathwaite and Ramdin came together in a seventh-wicket stand currently worth 48 to stall Australia’s progress and ensure West Indies were still afloat at the close. Lyon in top form BRILLIANT CATCH With one run added 15 balls later, captain Jason Holder was brilliantly caught low down by Joe Burns at forward short leg for one, off a firm leg-side push off left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe. Tottering, West Indies were rescued for the second straight Test by the authoritative Carlos Brathwaite, who counter-attacked to pull the innings around. The right-hander, who got a half-century on debut in the Melbourne second Test last week, blasted four fours and two sixes, while Ramdin played a supporting role, facing 72 deliveries and counting two fours. Brathwaite was off the mark in style, clearing the ropes back overhead with O’Keefe off the second ball he faced and then twice swept the same bowler behind square for boundaries in later overs. In the day’s final over, he deposited O’Keefe several rows back and followed up with a full-blooded cut to the point boundary, as West Indies finished strongly.last_img read more

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WCW to Launch on Saturday

first_imgCome Saturday, May 28 at Club Gossip, the winners of the Liberia Music Contest (LMC), STUNNA and A-Raw, will be launching their first/debut single, “Women Crush Wednesday” or WCW, the song that won the LMC. The song, which is now on sale on ITune, has been rated as a true club banger with a catchy colloqua flow that can put anyone in session mode. But the youngsters are about business.“We believe that music is about business, so we don’t just want to make music without profit,” STUNNA explained in an interview highlighting problems local artists have faced.“We decided to come out with this show so that we can know our strength and market ourselves to the public. But we cannot do that by just releasing the song for free; we need money to keep our new found celebrity status,” STUNNA added.Still on the show, he said much cannot be said about their performance, but that it will be definitely great and worth the money paid for it. Junda Morris-Kennedy described the artists as “rising stars that give a breath of fresh air to the kind of amazing untapped talent on the rise in the Liberian Music Industry.”Africa’s leading music online distributor Africori and JMK, publicist of Junda Morris- Kennedy, organized the contest. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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