November 18

Lužnica Castle Park declared a monument of park architecture

first_imgThe Zagreb County area is characterized by a wealth of natural resources, which include forests, wetlands, karst phenomena and a great diversity of flora and fauna, while protected areas occupy as much as 37.690 ha, which is 12,2% of the Zagreb County. The park around the Lužnica castle in Zaprešić, by the decision of the Zagreb County Assembly, was declared a protected area in the category of monuments of park architecture. The park is designed in the English park style with the influence of a French late baroque garden with shaped hedges along the colorful flower beds. Within the park on the southwest side, a lake rich in flora and fauna with two groves in the immediate vicinity stands out. The whole park is dominated by solitary trees, groups of trees, groves, while on the north side the landscape design of the park is dominated by shrubby species and flower beds of small roses (the influence of the late Baroque, French ground floor is visible). The tree line borders the eastern border to the entrance to the park. In front of the castle on the north side is a magnificent plane tree over 300 years old. Lužnica Castle was built in the second half of the 18th century and is an example of a multi-winged open castle and has the status of a cultural monument of the first category. The Zagreb County Green Ring Public Institution manages a total of 24 protected areas. The purpose of its activities is the management of protected areas in terms of protection, maintenance and promotion and ensuring the smooth flow of natural processes and sustainable use of natural resources. Photo: JU Green Ring of Zagreb Countylast_img read more

August 16

Les Miles addresses Pooka Williams at Big 12 Media Days, stands by one-game suspension

first_imgMiles, of course, referred to KU running back Pooka Williams — a preseason first-team media selection on the 2019 All-Big 12 team and a 1,125-yard rusher last season. He was reinstated last week after a seven-month suspension following a domestic violence charge.MORE: Major storylines for all Power 5 media daysMiles anticipated the question and addressed it in his opening comments.“I did not make this decision,” Miles said. “But I stand by it and see is as a right one.”Williams returned to the program last week. He will serve a one-game suspension this season and will sit out the Jayhawks’ opener against Indiana State.“Action was taken immediately,” Miles said. “We felt like a strong point was made, not only with Pooka but with the team, the idea that for 7 1/2 months, Pooka was going through a process and he didn’t have the opportunity to spend time with his team, go to the weight room, just be a part (of the team).“Pooka went through a legal investigation with the legal community. Pooka also went through proceedings with the conduct board with the university. Basically, understood very much that if he did not meet the criteria that the board asked, that this would not last long, and he really met every criteria that he could.”Also on Monday, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby clarified the Big 12’s policy on dealing with athletes who are accused of or commit domestic violence.“It’s not a domestic violence policy,” Bowlsby said. “It’s a ‘serious misconduct’ policy so it covers domestic violence but also a wide variety of other things.“The Kansas process followed what our misconduct policy describes, and that is that the decision is made outside of the athletics department and within university higher administration. That’s the level at which that decision was made.”MORE: Big 12 Media Days team schedules, players attendingWilliams was arrested on assault charges after an incident with his girlfriend in December. She told police Williams punched her in the stomach and grabbed her throat. The Kansas City Star has reported the woman showed police text messages from Williams admitting to punching her in the arms.A police officer found bruises on the woman, according to an affidavit. Williams claimed the bruises came from trying to lead her out of an apartment and into the hallway to talk, and then when he tried to move her out of his way as he left.“He’s taken responsibility,” Miles said. “He’s been remorseful. He’s learned from this experience, as has our team. We’re thankful to have him back. And again, no violence against a woman is OK.” ARLINGTON, Texas — New Kansas coach Les Miles got in front of the question before anyone could ask it.“There is no proper way to put it,” Miles said Monday during his time on the podium at Big 12 Media Days. “There is no violence — violence will not be accepted with women. Period.” Williams later released a statement through the university.“My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m very sorry to those who were impacted by my poor choices,” he said. “I am disappointed in myself, not just as a man, but as a student-athlete looked up to by younger kids. My suspension from football has been hard, but I have learned from it. “I’m thankful I can continue with my education at KU. Looking ahead, the most important thing to me is to regain the trust and respect of my classmates, teammates, and fans. I am humbled to return to football and to prepare for the season.”last_img read more

January 19

Australian Open: Svitolina into 4th round, ends 15-year-old Kostyuk’s run

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Svitolina, the only seeded player still in contention in her quarter, had five aces, only 11 unforced errors and didn’t serve a double fault in the 59-minute match.Kostyuk sobbed into a towel in the tunnel soon after leaving the court, but could joke about the defeat when asked later what she could take out of the experience.“Well, a lot,” she said. “How much you have to pay Svitolina to have one-hour lesson? I got it for free.”Kostyuk received entry into qualifying because of her junior girls’ victory last year at the Australian Open. She won all three qualifying matches, then her first two in the main draw.Svitolina will next play Denisa Allertova, who beat Magda Linette 6-1, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pacers Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, right, is embraced by compatriot Marta Kostyuk after winning their third round match against compatriot at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run at the Australian Open, met her at the net for a warm embrace and offered some words of encouragement.With the temperature hitting 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for the second straight day, fourth-seeded Svitolina reached the fourth round at the season-opening major for the first time with the 6-2, 6-2 win on Rod Laver Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It was sad playing another Ukrainian girl, same country is always tough,” Svitolina, one of five women in contention for the No. 1 ranking, said. “She’s a great fighter. She has a great future — we’re going to hear a lot more about her.”Kostyuk entered the tournament ranked No. 521 — a number that will likely be halved next month — and had wins over 25th-seeded Peng Shuai and Olivia Rogowska to become the youngest player to win main-draw matches at the Australian Open since Martina Hingis in 1996.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe step up to facing a top 10 player was too much for Kostyuk on Friday.She had nine double faults, including on match point, and only got 37 percent of her first serves into play. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES In the opening match on Rod Laver Arena, Petra Martic celebrated her 27th birthday with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 over Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum.“That was really ugly,” Martic said of the heat. “We were lucky to play on Rod Laver because we had some shade behind so you could hide for a few seconds in between the points.“Other than that, it’s just, you just need to be mentally tough and ready to just suffer out there.”Elise Mertens needed four match points before clinching a 7-5, 6-4 win over Alize Cornet, who needed a medical time out in the second set after complaining of being short of breath. After having her blood pressure taken and being draped in ice towels, she was able to continue and play seven more games.Mertens will meet Martic in the next round.The temperature was forecast to hit 42 C (108 F) but a weather change in the afternoon eased conditions slightly.Kyle Edmund was the first man into the fourth round, overcoming Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (0), 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 in 3 ½ hours on open court in the peak of the heat.No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta had a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over No. 23 Gilles Muller. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more