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

Freshman Turris show’s he’s legit

first_imgHail to firewagon hockey.For the first time since Mike Eaves took over the head coaching position of the UW men’s hockey program, the team plays with a high-flying, up-and-down attack.Unquestionably, the 13,500-plus fans who went to the Kohl Center Saturday night have an idea what I mean when I say that the men’s hockey team is exciting to watch. For the rest of you who don’t, and perhaps will never attend a game, you’re about to find out. Of course it’s early in the year, but watching Eaves’ energetic bunch this past weekend made me realize that Insidecollegehockey.com wasn’t kidding when it said this team has talent. First line, second line, third line — it doesn’t matter — these Badgers are going to score.Just look at the numbers put up against Robert Morris College. The Badgers scored 15 goals — eight on power plays — over two games to rip the Colonials 7-2 and 8-2.Nine different players scored at least one point, including six of the seven freshmen who played outside of the net (rookie Scott Gudmandson started in goal for the first time and picked up a win Saturday). Eight of the nine have either scored a point or win.Through four games this season, Wisconsin has accumulated nearly one-fourth of last year’s goal output in one-tenth the time. No, Robert Morris isn’t a great team — nothing like what Wisconsin will see in the WCHA. However, the Colonials are good enough to beat eighth-ranked Boston University, and they’re good enough to contend with many other ranked schools.Statistically speaking, this group has more talent than Wisconsin’s ’99-00 squad that had the likes of NHL stars Steve Reinprecht and Dany Heatley on it. Those offensive-oriented Badgers scored 19 goals in the season’s first four games compared to 22 scored by this year’s team.So too does the 2005-06 championship team pale in comparison. It took it seven games to reach 22 goals.More captivating than the goals they have scored is the way they play. These Badgers remind me of how the Soviets were described in the 1980 Olympics: talented, fast, dynamic — but with the United States’ team’s spirit, innocent and not willing to lose.Freshman center Kyle Turris is simply dazzling. He is everything the program could have hoped for and more (unlike Wisconsin’s last first-round pick, Jack Skille). He beats everyone to the puck with an effortless ease reserved for a soaring eagle, and his awareness is better than the Daredevil’s (whose only superpower is that his other senses are enhanced).All told, Turris’ talents have translated into a national-best 12 points — three more than his closest competition, Kevin Clark of Alaska-Anchorage — in four games.Turris may be the fuel that lights the firewagon hockey the Badgers play, but the crazy thing is he’s not the only one torching the competition.Linemates Brendan Smith and Kyle Klubertanz zip pucks through walls of defenders to find open teammates in front of the net. The two blue liners have combined for three goals and eight assists.And then there’s little Patrick Johnson. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound freshman plays like he’s 6-foot-5, according to UW head coach Mike Eaves; he has the no fear mindset, despite being smaller than just about everyone on the ice. The Madison native and son of former UW and 1980 Winter Olympic great Mark Johnson has provided an instant spark on Wisconsin’s second line, scoring five points.Simply, everyone is the beneficiary of stronger play. Players like sophomore Blake Geoffrion have seen the biggest jump in production. All of last season he scored six points. Saturday alone, he tallied five.“I have to give a lot of credit to my linemates,” Geoffrion said following his career night. “It’s good that they have my back, and we just have to keep it going.”While the season and team are young, don’t let that fool you. Turris and company are rocking, and I’m not sure that anyone can stop them.Kevin Hagstrom is a senior double majoring in journalism and economics. He can be reached to talk firewagon hockey at khagstrom@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Cubs, Braves may be looking at Tigers’ Nicholas Castellanos

first_imgNicholas Castellanos, who has a 1.090 OPS this year against LHP, is an ideal fit for NL clubs who could encounter #Dodgers LHPs Ryu, Kershaw, Urias and Hill in a playoff series. Notably, the #Cubs and #Braves have scouts in Detroit tonight. 🤔 @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 20, 2019Now before we go further we must say every team scouts every other team no matter what, so having scouts in attendance isn’t necessarily a big deal. At the same time, the game Saturday featured Marcus Stroman and Matthew Boyd pitching as well.The Braves are almost undoubtedly looking at some pitching help and the Cubs could be thinking about making a move themselves, but that is not quite as likely. Related News MLB trade rumors: Unavailable players Dodgers, Phillies, Yankees hope hit open market Castellanos is very much a one-trick pony as he is a good hitter but isn’t the best fielder in the world. That’s why he might actually make sense for Chicago and Atlanta though. He’s not someone they will have to rely on for a long time. They can move on from him if he doesn’t work because he’s a free agent after the season.We’re not sure if the Braves really want Castellanos or not, but we are pretty sure the Cubs have been looking at outfielders. Are the Cubs and Braves interested in Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos?It’s possible because both teams had scouts in attendance for Detroit’s game against Toronto on Friday, according to MLB.com. MLB trade rumors: Padres ‘most serious’ suitor for Trevor Bauer MLB trade rumors: Prospects Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Braves should move but don’t want to According to The Athletic, the Cubs have interest in Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta, so looking into Castellanos is far from out of the question.Chicago is also a significantly better hitting team against righties than lefties and as MLB.com points out, Castellanos has a 1.090 OPS against lefties this year, so he would fit a need for the Cubs.We’ll see if the Braves really feel like going after him though.last_img read more

Can You Survive This Podcast? Ep 2: Captain Phillips

first_imgCade catches up with Captain Rich Phillips of the Maersk Alabama that was taken hostage by Somali pirates off the coast of west Africa in April 2009. You’ve seen the movie, you’ve read the book… but now hear from the man himself. We go into detail about those treacherous days at sea and how quick thinking, a survival mindset and Cade’s brothers from SEAL Team 6 ultimately carried the day.WARNING: This podcast contains depictions of violence, controversial topics, and language that may be considered offensive to some.last_img read more