The most important thing is that the directors of Pag’s island tourist boards agree and are a quality example of project associations that can only bring good to everyone – a satisfied guest who does not know or is interested in some imaginary boundaries, but the whole destination as the island of Pag. Such joint projects give us the wind in our sails because there are more of us with more ideas, and it is wonderful that our goal is the same: to promote our wonderful island of Pag, our moon island as an ideal destination for active vacation, points out the director of Pag Tourist Board Vesna Karavanic. Embrace of stone and wind “, a very attractive path was traced from the Pag gate to the top of Kiršin, there are also paths for Nordic walking. We have a different offer in each place and when we combine everything, we have an excellent and attractive tourist product. This project Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend is the beginning of the signing of the Agreement on long-term development of Outdoor tourism on the island of Pag, which was approved by the Ministry of Tourism and we are all happy about it.”. And that the synergy is not only on paper, the proof is Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend !. Trainings are adapted to age groups with carefully selected concepts that will be offered by coaches and are adapted to current conditions with regard to the current situation. All participants pay a registration fee in order to have complete control and security at the trainings and records of members. “Five years ago, we started the Life on Mars, Pag Island Trail, meanwhile developed miles of new trails along the island, educated guides, organized a series of races, gained long-term sports partners such as Run Croatia, Kissa, Trekking League, extended before and post-season and jointly involve other tourist stakeholders of the destination. It is time to discover all the faces and backs of the lunar island of Pag this summer and choose an active stay in nature.”, Rizner pointed out. In the island’s tourist boards, they are satisfied with joint projects, especially this year when almost all events have been canceled, but opportunities have been opened for an ideal active vacation for which the island of Pag has phenomenal prerequisites. Synergy of tourist boards in action, not just on paper The tourist boards of the island of Pag continue to work together on joint projects during this year’s tourist season. Bravo, bravo and bravo for the tourist boards of the island of Pag on the synergy and joint program that is certainly the motive for coming, and perfectly positions the entire island of Pag as a destination for active vacation. The next step should be one promotional platform for the entire island of Pag. Currently, the tourist community certainly has its own website as well as social networks, which is not effective in the domain of branding one destination – the island of Pag. This is especially pronounced in this case because it is an island. Likewise, this does not a priori mean that tourist boards should be shut down, it is a matter of market decision and other discussion, but outwardly they should act as one brand. Five years ago, people in Croatia laughed at him when he suggested that a running race be held on Zrće, and today the island of Pag is the first island in Croatia to have sports activities throughout the summer. ”In one day, only one sport can be held in one place on the island. In this way, active tourists are encouraged to explore the island, they are encouraged to take a dynamic vacation. This means that on Sundays Mandre have a run, and Pag kayak, Metajna SUP…. Run Croatia has provided a registration platform on which tourists register for training for 70kn. For that money, they get refreshments after training in local gastronomic centers, such as Boškinac or Na Tale. In this way, the gastronomic exploration of the island with autochthonous quality refreshments is encouraged. Records are also kept of who and where trained, so that in time in the event of COVID can react”Points out Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia. By the way, the Run Croatia platform is one of, if not the best, racing platform in the world. World, and ours. COVID19 closed festivals, so the usual summer party destination had to be quickly and deftly reoriented into a sports-recreational or active holiday destination. Thus, on weekends during July and August, a handful of sports events will be organized throughout the island such as cycling, Nordic walking, trail, sea kayaking, SUP (windsurfing), windsurfing, running, walking, quad riding ( Program active summer on the island of Pag – Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend! This time it’s about a project Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend i.e. the concept of active weeks to be held with licensed and experienced trainers in various forms of active tourism. Irena Trcol, director of TZM Stara Novalja pointed out that the Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend project was created for their island, which is so different, and yet unique that they can offer each guest a rich selection of outdoor activities. From the program itself you can see how many organized activities are offered with licensed guides so that everyone will choose something for themselves and spend, we believe, an unforgettable vacation on our island.” Namely, it was signed on the island of Pag last month Agreement on project association of local tourist boards on the island of Pag. It can be said that this is a historic moment in which all the island’s tourist boards have signed such a multi-year joint project for the first time, which is important for tourism and quality offer of the entire island of Pag. “The island of Pag has a specific shape with many bays, fields, karst, freshwater lakes, ancient olive groves. Povljana is surrounded by stone karst, along a fertile field, near the lake and separated from the main island road and has ideal areas for sports activities such as Nordic walking. running, cycling, and due to westerly winds it is extremely suitable for surfing, sailing”, Said Neven Tičić, director of the Tourist Board of Povljana and concluded:” That is the reason why we got involved in the project, hoping that as soon as possible the sports component will gain in importance on our beautiful and contrasting island. ” This facilitates communication, positioning and branding of the entire island of Pag as one tourist destination. That Pag is natural. We’re talking about an island. Tourism does not know the borders, especially our city, municipal or county. That is why branding of tourist regions is important. Kristina Alaburić from the Kissa Association and Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia devised the concept of active weekends on the island of Pag, which include 6 sports (running, cycling, Nordic walking, SUP, kayaking, mountaineering). He is of the same opinion Sara Čemeljić, director of TZO Kolan which emphasizes that this is the beginning of recognizing the island of Pag as a sports island. “Given that the island of Pag is known for its many gastronomic events, this is a unique project that reveals all the diversity of the island, with an emphasis on sports activities. We believe that this is the beginning of recognizing the island of Pag as a sports island, where every guest eager for recreation can find something, it was a sport on land or in the sea and introducing guests to many undiscovered beautiesSaid Čemeljić. Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend is a logical continuation of the cooperation of all communities of the island and arrives at the right time, when safety and the factor of the natural environment is first on the list of priorities of today’s guests, he points out. Marina Rizner, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Novalja and adds that taking into account the growing trend of outdoor activities, reduced number of races this year, and the desire for them, the specific lunar natural environment of Pag combined with sun and sea and excellent transport links, lead to the island of Pag. Author of photos: Posada Agency
The BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team travelled to Jennings County and lost 25-17, 25-10. The team played strong in game one, but lost momentum in game two. Kaylin Hinners led all servers with 5 points. Kaylie Raver added 3 points. While Laura Schwegman added 2 points, and Margaret Wilson earned one point for the Bulldogs.The BMS 8th Grade lost game one to Jennings County 25-13. Then in game two the Bulldogs were down 12-0 and brought it back to 15-10, but lost 25-17. Tiiffany Hawker earned 8 service points from the line. Laney Walsman chipped in 3 points. While Kennedy Westrick and Samantha Kessens each added 2 service points. In the front row Cayman Werner earned 2 kills. Kaitlyn Sarringhaus and Laney Walsman each earned a kill.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.
Between Atlanta ’96 and Rio2016, a lot has changed for Nigerian football. Not even the most audacious Nigerian ball fan is expecting anything from this Class of 2016 led by Chelsea and Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi. Yet, the history of Nigeria’s outing at the Olympic is replete with surprises. Nigeria went against history to defeat Brazil and Argentina in semi final and final in 1996 to win the gold, the first time by an African team.Will Mikel and co similarly prove that Never Say Die Nigerian spirit at Rio2016?The trip to Manaus to take on the Samurai Blue on Friday morning has been fraught with the usual Nigerian culture of lack of proper coordination.The Dream Team finally departed their training base in Atlanta, Georgia, for Brazil after three postponements over delayed issuance of flight tickets. THISDAY checks revealed that the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) failed to remit the needed funds to pay for the team’s chartered flight into Brazil.Of course, cash-strapped NOC could not have done that without getting the needed funds from Abuja. Until 4.30pm on Wednesday afternoon, Dream Team players and their officials were stuck in their hotel rooms, waiting for money to be remitted for their trip to Manaus.But officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) always lampooned for not planning ahead for such engagements yesterday washed off their hands from the mess the Dream Team went through to get to Brazil.“This is not our fault at all. We handed over the team to the NOC two weeks ago and started telling officials of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports the need to tidy up arrangements on time on how to get the Under-23 team to Brazil. Now, see the embarrassment we all have been made to go through before arriving Brazil for our first match on Friday morning,” revealed the football official to THISDAY wednesday.However, if travel plans are the only problems the team is having, Coach Samson Siasia who is aiming to go beyond the silver he won against Argentina at the final of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will not be sighing the way he is doing today. The Dream Team VI coach does not have the full complement of his key players to be in a position of strength. Kelechi Iheanacho, Aminu Mohammed and Taiwo Awoniyi have been stopped from Rio2016 the same way Arsenal asked Alex Iwobi not to play at the Games.But Mikel who is leading the team in his quest for the Olympic medal he missed in 2008 when he failed to honour Siasia’s invitation may turn out the motivation for Nigeria. And winning against Japan tomorrow may just set the tone of what to expect in the Group B pairing that also have Sweden and Colombia as Dream Team’s next foes.The Japanese on the other hand are not the type to wave off with the hands. They are at the Games as Asian Confederation champions.They dominated their qualifying group for the AFC U-23 Championship, dispatching Macau, Vietnam and Malaysia with ease by scoring ten goals across the three matches without any conceding.Japan continued that good form into the final tournament, winning all three pool games to top Group B and progress to the quarter-finals.The Samurai Blue went on to claim the continental title, coming from two goals down to win the final 3-2 against Korea Republic and will rely heavily on Arsenals Takoma Asano upfront and veteran Hiroki Fujiharu to seal the back at Rio2016.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram TWENTY YEARS AFTER ATLANTA GOLDDuro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s quest for another Olympic football glory 20 years after the Nwankwo Kanu-led generation won at Atlanta, USA, begins in the early hours of tomorrow morning (2am) when the Dream Team VI takes on Japan in Manaus, Brazil.