Eurowings opens a new line Düsseldorf – Zagreb

first_imgThe second largest airline in Croatia is recording excellent results on the Croatian market.In 2017, it had an expansion of 60% on the Croatian market with over 900.000 passengers, flights had a occupancy rate of about 90%, while with a total of 42 routes to Croatia in 2018 it expects to transport over a million passengers to / from Croatia. Encouraged by the excellent results, the inaugural flight at the new destination Zagreb-Düsseldorf, which is the fifth city to which Eurowings operates from Zagreb, was officially launched on Tuesday.In the future, they plan to focus even more on increasing the number of flights and destinations in the winter flight schedule, following the example of the Rijeka-Cologne route. “We are glad that we have introduced the fifth line to Zagreb from Germany and we expect 200.000 passengers in 2018 on these lines. We are proud that Eurowings is the fastest growing airline in Europe and in Croatia. In the coming period, we plan to further increase the number of lines and destinations to Croatia and focus on reducing seasonality in the country.”, Said Ivan Oreč, destination development manager at Eurowings.During the winter and summer flight schedules, Eurowings will connect Düsseldorf and Zagreb three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.The Director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld, believes that the opening of a new Eurowings route on the route Düsseldorf – Zagreb, in addition to existing flights to Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart and direct connection with Zagreb, creates a unique opportunity to expand the market. the city of Croatia, but also the whole country to visitors from Germany, but also from all over the world. “In this regard, I would like to point out that the Croatian capital, from January to September this year, was visited by 14% (52.302) more guests from Germany who achieved an increase of 11% in overnight stays (94.301). Also, guests from Germany are positioned among the best guests in terms of length of stay in Zagreb and are always at the top of the list of visitors to our citySaid Bienenfeldlast_img read more

Lucille E. Dittmer

first_imgLucille E. Dittmer, 93, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born June 7, 1924 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, daughter of the late Leroy Stevens and Mary M. Stevens.She worked at Dearborn County Hospital, retiring after over 30 years of service.Lucille was passionate about her faith, church and family. She was a long time member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, was a children’s Sunday School teacher for many years and was with the Ladies Missionary Circle. Lucille was a DAR member and also helped with retired R Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: SVP. She enjoyed cooking, being in the flower garden, going to church and being with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.Surviving are children, David (Mary) Dittmer of Aurora, IN, Debbie (Jim) McKinney of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, James David Dittmer, Gregory William Dittmer, Derrick Erwin Dittmer, James Dylan McKinney; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Madison & William Marshall.She was preceded in death by her husband, Gayle W. Dittmer and several brothers and sisters.Friends will be received Saturday, March 3, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 2:00 pm with Pastor Tom Fehrman officiating.last_img read more

Healthy Adam Liberatore could make impact for Dodgers’ bullpen

first_imgA key piece of the Dodgers’ bullpen in 2016, Liberatore set the franchise record at one point by going 24 consecutive appearances without being charged with a run. But it soon became apparent that Liberatore had been overworked. With veteran lefty J.P. Howell struggling, Liberatore made 58 appearances in 2016 but wasn’t available for the postseason due to elbow pain.He had a bone chip removed immediately after the season ended but wasn’t feeling quite right when he reported to camp last spring. He made just four appearances with the Dodgers, the last before May ended. A groin injury sent him to the DL once and he received a platelet-rich plasma injection in June. The most difficult thing, though, might have been not knowing what was really wrong.“It was a little vague because the MRI looked clean,” he said of the diagnosis after a mid-season exam of his elbow. “To me, that’s what was more concerning. ‘I know my arm feels like crap but they’re telling me there’s nothing they can do.’ It was not encouraging for me to be in a situation where my arm feels like trash but they’re saying nothing’s wrong.”The PRP and rest provided enough relief that Liberatore tried to start a rehab assignment as the minor-league season was winding down.“I thought it went pretty well for three outings (but) I still had questions for myself to answer,” Liberatore said. “I wasn’t able to answer those questions before the offseason.” So he came to spring training with a clear agenda – one that Dodgers manager Dave Roberts endorses.“The No. 1 thing is health with Lib,” Roberts said. “After he got done taking care of what he did last year, he came into camp really healthy and every ’pen has been with a purpose. He says he feels really great and the results are showing on the field.”He looks like the Liberatore of 2016, Roberts said as the left-hander retired the first nine batters he faced in Cactus League games.“Adam’s on a mission right now,” Roberts said.It won’t be an easy mission to pitch his way onto the Dodgers’ season-opening roster. Liberatore has options (meaning he can be sent to Triple-A easily) and the Dodgers have added two left-handed relievers over the past year, Scott Alexander and Tony Cingrani.“I’ll be honest – I don’t look at it a whole lot like competition,” Liberatore said. “I look at it like we’re all on the same team here. So I’m not competing against these guys. I’m competing with these guys. I want everybody to have success.“What matters to me is being healthy and available. For me, I feel my track record is – if I’m healthy and pitching, they want me in L.A. Whether it’s right out of camp or a week after camp. When I’m healthy and doing what I do, they’ll want me in L.A. So my focus is on being healthy.”CONTRACTS DONEThe Dodgers renewed or reached contract agreements with several players Wednesday, topped by shortstop Corey Seager who was renewed at $605,000 for 2018, a $30,000 raise for Seager, who will be eligible for salary arbitration next offseason.First baseman Cody Bellinger was renewed at $585,000 for his second major-league season, Chris Taylor at $575,000 and Austin Barnes at $555,000.The Dodgers also reached contract agreements with eight other pre-arbitration level players. Liberatore will make $565,000 if he is in the majors. Outfielder Andrew Toles and pitchers Ross Stripling and Scott Alexander will make $555,000. Right-hander Wilmer Font will make $550,000 in the majors. Alex Verdugo, Kyle Farmer and Dylan Baker will make $547,500. All are “split contracts” which will pay them less if they are in the minors.WOOD WORKLeft-hander Alex Wood pitched in a minor-league game Wednesday afternoon and retired 16 of the 17 batters he faced, striking out seven and allowing one single to the Chicago White Sox minor-leaguers.Wood called the outing “pretty good overall” and said he is focusing on his mechanics.“Trying to put the last pieces together,” Wood said.Seager played shortstop in the minor-league game, increasing from his five innings of defense Monday to seven innings Wednesday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img GLENDALE, Ariz. — Adam Liberatore has his priorities and nothing this spring has changed them.“No, not at all,” the Dodgers left-hander said. “I just wanted to be healthy. Pretty much that was it. I just felt like throughout my career wherever I was at as long as I was healthy I pitched really good.“I just wanted to come back and not only prove to everybody but prove to myself that I still got this and my body is going to hold up. Because I had all kinds of doubts last year.”And he had plenty of idle time for those to develop.last_img read more