Keough Hall rector speaks on journey to priesthood

first_imgWrapping up his third year of living in Keough Hall, Fr. Brogan Ryan has been a rector for two years and a priest for one — ordained last April — during which he was the hall’s assistant rector.Ryan said he had a Catholic upbringing grounded in faith life.“I had a big family, I went to Catholic school, and community life was very important for our family,” he said.A native of Columbus, Ohio, his mother went to Saint Mary’s and his father went to Notre Dame.“We were big Notre Dame fans in the middle of Buckeye Country,” Ryan said. “It was ingrained in us.”Ryan chose Notre Dame, not only because of family influence, but because of its strong Catholic identity and liberal arts education.“It’s not just an intellectual and academic education, but community feel and residential life, and the education of the whole person,” he said. “When I visited other schools, I found I was usually comparing them to the way I felt at Notre Dame. That was it.”After graduating Notre Dame, Ryan participated in the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program, through which he taught religion and math at a middle school in Montgomery, Alabama.“It was two of the most difficult years of my life, but also two of the most rewarding and fulfilling years of my life,” Ryan said. “Teaching was really hard, but something that I grew to love a lot. And the fact that it was done in the context of living in a community — people I lived, prayed, ate and worked with — it was a wonderful experience.”He worked for an accounting firm thereafter — but he said something was calling him back to Notre Dame and the Congregation of Holy Cross.“When I was at Notre Dame, I got to know a lot of the priests and brothers on campus, and that kind of experience made me think about religious life, and particularly Holy Cross,” Ryan said. “All throughout ACE and when I was working in accounting, I had the lingering thought that maybe God was calling me to this. After both of those really good experiences, I felt like there was something more, like an itch that needed scratching. So, I came back here and entered the seminary in 2012.”His time in the seminary gave him a chance to discern the priesthood, he said.“Part of the beautiful thing about wanting to be a priest is it takes a long time, so you get a lot of time to think, pray, study and talk to other people about it,” Ryan said. “The dorms are really important in terms of that.”Ryan said Keough Hall has had a particularly special influence on his journey.“One of the coolest things about being a rector so far is that last year was this huge year in my life, with getting ordained and professing my final vows at Holy Cross, and guys in Keough were able to come to that,” he said. “… It was really sweet. This community has meant a lot to me, and, in a way, it taught me how to be a priest.”Hall traditions have been passed down to Ryan, and he said wisdom from past rectors — Fr. Pat Reedy, Fr. Pete McCormick and Fr. Pete Jarett, in particular — has shaped and informed his role today.“People who have been rectors for so long have wealths of experience. It’s a community of rectors,” Ryan said. “They support each other and spend a lot of time together, and call and text — ‘Who has experience with this?’ or ‘Can you chat for a little bit?’”Ryan said at times its hard for students to keep God at their center of their lives in the face of demands of academic, extra-curricular and social commitments.“It takes intentionality,” he replied. “And sometimes, we think of our relationship with God as another three-credit class that we have to take — one more thing on top. And often what that leads to is us cutting it out. But what we forget is that God is so intimately involved in all the aspects of our lives that, at times, a relationship with God and being in touch with God in our faith lives is just a practice of opening our eyes and experiencing God in everything around us.”As a first step of intentionality, Ryan recommended a practice of gratitude.“It’s developing a regular habit in your life of noticing and then being grateful for the things that are there,” Ryan said. “What gratitude does is, it recognizes the good things you have as gifts, and ultimately as gifts from God. So, if you’re enjoying the fact that you have heat in your building — if you can be grateful for that — then ultimately that leads back to the fact that this is a gift, and that you’re not doing it yourself. Ultimately, we believe God is the giver of those good things.”Similarly, Ryan ended on a note of gratitude, accrediting the Keough Hall community for where he is today.“I feel really blessed to be a part of this community,” Ryan added. “All the great traditions and energy that the guys in Keough have bless my life and make it really wonderful.”Tags: Congregation of the Holy Cross, Keough Hall, rectorlast_img read more

Exclusive! Listen to Matthew Morrison Sing From Neverland Concept Album

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Related Shows It’s Matthew Morrison as you’ve never heard him before! Check out below this exclusive first listen of his “We Own The Night” from the Finding Neverland concept album. It’s “a little more intimate,” explains the newly crowned Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner of this rendition, compared to how he performs the number eight shows a week at the Great White Way’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. On the record, big names including Nick Jonas, Rita Ora, John Legend and Christina Aguilera reimagine the songs from the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical. The album will drop June 9, but if you can’t wait, you can pre-order it now and immediately receive “Stronger” by Kiesza! The traditional cast recording, starring Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly, will be released on June 23. Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events July 23 – 29

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Def LeppardWhether you’re a recovering metal head or proud, current head-banger who has a soft spot in your heart for big, guitar-driven ballads rife with solos, bombastic drums and long-haired musicians who love leather, this is the gig to catch! Since 1977, the UK rock band Def Leppard has been synonymous with the rise of heavy metal in Britain and the genre’s penchant for catchy, addictive and powerful tunes about love and loss. They have since sold 65 million albums worldwide and won two Diamond Awards in the USA. 1983’s Pyromania and 1987’s Hysteria are loaded with timeless hair-metal gems, including “Photograph,” “Rocket,” “Love Bites” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me”–expect all these classics and more. Opening the show are Styx (of “Come Sail Away” fame, among many others) and Tesla (gotta love “Signs”). Not to be missed! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $25-$150. 7 p.m. July 23.Ina GartenExistentialist Franz Kafka once said, “So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” Rest assured, there won’t be any existential crises with Food Network’s Ina Garten. See the self-taught celebrity cook, acclaimed for creating the wildly successful Emmy-Award winning program Barefoot Contessa, work her magic with culinary techniques out of this world. Dinner parties will be at your house after learning how to make fresh, delicious and utterly scrumptious recipes to die for. The ingredients are in your flavor! (Be sure to bring “people bags” to this gig so you can come to the Press newsroom and feed the hungry and hapless journalists who construct these blurbs! Some of them claim not to know where their next meal is coming from!) NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $69.75. 7:30 p.m. July 23.The CottageThis rollicking farce inspired by the works of Noel Coward premiers on Long Island. Set in the English countryside in 1923, this tale of sex, betrayal and, oh yes, love, unfolds when Sylvia Van Kipness decides to expose her love affair to her husband and her lover’s wife. The true meanings of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous–and potentially murderous–romantic comedy. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $59-$64. 8 p.m. July 23 with show dates through Sept. 6.The English BeatFusing the very best elements of ska, soul, reggae, pop and punk rock, these Brits burst on the scene in 1979 and have been honing their skankin’ vibe and their inspirin’ tunes to dance floor-hands-in-the-air-a’feet-a’blazin’ divine perfection! Will fellow skatellites hear “Too Nice to Talk To,” “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “Can’t Get Used to Losing You” or “Hands Off, She’s Mine” among the many infectious grooves? Only one way to find out, dear dance hall crashers (Who got that?). Only one way to find out. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $80. 8 p.m. July 23.A lithograph titled “Conclave” created by Carole Turbin is among the art that will be displayed at Gallery North.American Icons: PrintmakingAn opening reception will be held for this kaleidoscopic art exhibit, which attempts to capture the range and depth of American culture, from monuments symbolizing cherished ideals, and playful, popular images, to the darker, even violent side of life. Wow. That’s heavy. Through Aug. 21. Gallery North, 90 North Country Rd., Setauket. gallerynorth.org 5-7 p.m. July 24.Invitational Gallery ShowAn opening reception will be held for this extraordinary art exhibit, featuring the works of visual artist Barbara V Jones, mixed media artist Francine Perri, mixed media collage artist Nicole Franz and photographer Randy Ilowite. Runs through Aug. 8. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org 6-8 p.m. July 24.Zappa Plays ZappaAmerican tribute act, Zappa Plays Zappa, is devoted to performing the music of Frank Zappa. The late musician/composer’s son, Dweezil Zappa, leads the Grammy Award-winning band. What better way to celebrate the progressive jazz and rock music of the legendary Frank Zappa than a devoted tribute band led by his devoted son and his dad’s alumni musicians? There is no better way, dear mothers of invention (Whoa, do you see what we did there!?). There is no better way. You need to be here. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$99. 8 p.m. July 24.Motion City SoundtrackThis gushy emo/pop-punk band is celebrating their 10-year anniversary of their most celebrated record, Commit This to Memory. After 18 active years and five studio albums that have sold more than half a million copies, Motion City Soundtrack continue to progress and have recently released the single off their latest drop, TKO. The Commit This To Memory Tour will see the band play their beloved album straight through, in all its emotional glory. Opening acts feature The Spill Canvas and Sorority Noise. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury thespaceatwestbury.com $25. 8 p.m. July 24.Josh TurnerA contemporary country singer from South Carolina with an abundance of CMA, ACM and Grammy nominations, Turner has become a reputable name in the genre. Since 2014, Josh released a Christian-centered book and his sixth studio album, Lay Low. Come experience this country crooner all up close and personal. Opening the show is Raquel Cole. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. July 24.Fashion ShowWhether you love to dress up and pretend you’re stylish, you’re a true fashionista, or you’re just a proud patriot who wants to help fallen veterans in need, this one-of-a-kind extravaganza is the must-go-to gig of the summer. Capozzi & Co Salon presents their “Seven Deadly Sins” Shear Runway Project 2015, which melds the realms of fashion with a truly great cause, benefiting America’s VetDogs–a Smithtown-based nonprofit committed to helping those who’ve given so much in their quest of protecting fellow Americans and our way of life, by providing guide dogs for veterans contending with a variety of daunting daily challenges. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $50. 8 p.m. July 24.American AuthorsIt’s gonna be the best day of your entire life when you see these indy bubblegum popsters take the stage! (Well, maybe not the best day of your entire life, and possibly not even close to a really great day, but maybe, just maybe, a very enjoyable day that is much better than average and certainly exceeds your expectations!) Warming up the crowd is Echosmith, and up-and-coming artist Greg Holden. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Free. 7 p.m. July 25.Dave Mason’s Traffic JamOne of the living legends of English rock, Dave Mason has collaborated with a host of artists over his storied career, from Jimi Hendrix to Michael Jackson. Get ready as he performs Traffic hits from the late ’60s, including the smashes “Feelin’ Alright” and “Hole in My Shoe” along with his solo work from his four decade-long career. With enough album cuts to last the whole evening, this “Traffic Jam” will feel like anything but one. Definitely not like sitting in your ride stuck on the LIE going nowhere at rush hour! With Dave Mason at the wheel, you know you’re in for truly great ride wherever he decides to go! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. July 25.Dr. John & The Nite TrippersCombining blues, pop, funk, jazz, zydeco, boogie woogie and rock and roll, this good doctor (aka Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack) has been wowing audiences with his unique and entertaining grooves and moves for more than half a century and has racked up six Grammy Awards as well as being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Yes, you really, really should check out this gig. Bring some gris-gris so the spirits will be happy. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$55. 8 p.m. July 25.Little Anthony: An Evening of Story & SongThis legendary R&B/soul/doo-wop singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be sure to entrance and amaze all in attendance as he delivers the classic hits that propelled him and the Imperials to the top of the charts in the 1950s and 1960s, and which continue to warm our hearts to this very day. Expect such tunes as “Tears on My Pillow,” “Think I’m Going Out of My Head” “Hurts so Bad,” and one of our all time favorites, “Shimmy Shimmy Koko Pop,” which gives our cereal bowl a welcome lift in the morning. These tunes were the soundtrack of an entire generation, and Little Anthony remains one of the most legendary voices in rock history! He may call himself Little, but his impact is huge. Suffolk Theatre, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45-$48. 8 p.m. July 25.Indigo GirlsEmbrace the color between blue and purple on a wavelength. Dynamic duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers sing folk rock songs like nobody’s business. The two, who have known each other through thick and thin since elementary school, are back at it again. Listen to contrasting harmonious voices against the sound of strumming guitars, making the night one with their powerful duo’s delivery. The acoustic-driven numbers will expose these musicians’ own journey of life at large. Rejoice! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org 8 p.m. July 25.Country FestBreak out your cowboy r[h]ats [Oops! Gotcha! “Do This” blooper of the week!]! This family-friendly, two-day event will feature live country music, local vendors, crafts, monster truck rides, great food, kids events, dancing and more. Country performers include Yankee Rebel, the Joe Bayer Band and Rattlesnake Dawn. Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, 3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead. countryfestli.com $14-$20. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 26.Saving the Planet – One Bite at a TimeAlternative health advocate Gary Null returns to the CAC to present his powerful new documentary exploring how our eating habits are destroying our health and causing irreversible damage to the environment. Saving The Planet – One Bite At A Time offers an in-depth analysis of how feeding our nation’s destructive appetites are not doing anybody any good. Will we continue to turn a blind eye to the dangers of America’s food system or choose to take action and adopt a new paradigm based on sustainability and balance? Hopefully, this must-see event will inspire the latter. If anything, what Null provides is food for thought. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 12 p.m. July 26.Rockstar Energy Mayhem FestivalKeep Music Evil. The 8th annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival will feature headliners Slayer, The Devil Wears Prada, King Diamond, Hellyeah, and a slew of other hard rock/heavy metal bands bound to get your head a’bangin’ and your feet a’stompin’. This metal extravaganza consists of three stages, vendor and sponsor areas, mosh pits, reserved and lawn seating spaces. Be sure to visit the vendors and the sponsors to see which bands you can meet and get their autographs! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $20-$66.75. 1 p.m. July 26.Cro-MagsThese hellraisers were one of the first to mesh the worlds of hardcore punk with thrash metal, sparking a tougher, crazier hybrid of glorious noise that continues in varying degrees and incarnations to this day (VOD and Biohazard, among so many others). Expect seismic, lightning-fast power chords, absolutely crushing machine-gun drums, bass lines that shake your very DNA and vocals that will incite pure, unadulturated fury and utterly gorgeous, blissful rage. There will be lots of tattoos, lots of fists in the air, and perhaps a few mosh pits breaking out. And a lotta joy. Yes, these are all very, very good things. Warming up the crowd will be Shai Hulud, Johnny Booth and Demon Racer. There’s still time for your soul to experience true bliss, dear readers. You’re welcome. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15. 6 p.m. July 26.The Lights OutYou may have heard some of their songs in commercials and on the soundtrack for television shows, but their work spans more than just background tracks. Formed in 2005, these Boston-born rockers have released three LPs, three EPs, and a studio session. Performing their songs, including “New Mistakes,” “Gottagetouttahere,” “Can’t Buy a Hero” and “Interstellar Valentine,” this hidden gem of a band is sure to put on a show that is completely unforgettable! Supporting acts include Mild Things and The Fast Lane. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 6 p.m. July 26.Industrial MusicalsCollector and author Steve Young (longtime writer for David Letterman and The Simpsons) takes us on a deliriously entertaining journey into a little-known corner of pop culture that will completely blow your mind! Young has spent years collecting rare films and recordings of the astonishing Broadway-style musicals written and performed for private audiences of corporate executives and salesmen in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. This hidden world of Americana gems from GE, Kellogg’s, Purina and many more will leave you humming along to the most unlikely of unforgettable beats. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $12 public. 7:30 p.m. July 26.Deep PurpleAlongside Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple has been known as the “Unholy Trinity” of British hard rock, pioneering heavy metal and modern rock. As the band has progressed, their music has become even heavier; so much that the Guinness Book of World Records listed them as “The Globe’s Loudest Band.” Deep Purple is known for their hits like “Hush,” “Black Night,” “Strange Kind of Woman” and “Woman from Tokyo,” among many others–such as the classic “Smoke On The Water.” The band has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and continues to tour with original drummer Ian Paice, vocalist Ian Gillan, and legendary producer and bassist Roger Glover. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $69.50-$139.50. 8 p.m. July 26.WhitesnakeDavid Coverdale, who left Deep Purple in ’76 to form this UK heavy blues rock band, leads Whitesnake in performing their hits and songs off their latest tribute album, Deep Purple, released in May. Opening the show is The Dead Daisie. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. July 27.PinocchioAnyone who says Pinocchio is an awful play should probably get his nose checked. All Father Geppetto wants is a real boy. He gets his wish when this mischievous puppet comes to life. It becomes clear to him that Pinocchio is more than a handful, especially with no strings attached. While we’ve all told our fair share of lies (only under the worst scenarios, believe us!), this young scamp teaches us the age-old lesson that lying will only leave you stuck in the mud as a selfish coward. Watch the puppet-turned-boy put on a performance that dazzles as it reveals an ancient truth. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $14.50. 11 a.m. July 28.Comedy NightThe laughs just keep on rollin’ as the jokesters and comedians at this must-see comedic extravaganza deliver a barrage of one-liners and funny stories that will have the audience gigglin’ and smilin’ for weeks afterwards. Comedians performing include Joe Devito, Ellen Karis, Darcy Novick, and a surprise guest. Too funny. The joke’s on you if you miss this show. VIP Club at Lounge 960 at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $10, plus two-item minimum from food and beverage menu. 7:30 p.m. July 29.Peter Frampton & Cheap TrickGet ready as two of the ‘70s biggest rock acts share the stage together. For decades, Peter Frampton has given us songs like “Baby I Love Your Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do.” Cheap Trick is one of the most influential hard-rock bands ever as they have molded the power-pop genre. The band has been all over the world, giving more than 5,000 spectacular live performances throughout their career. This gig will surely be a knockout, as Press music critic Zack Tirana discovered at the band’s last appearance at The Mountler. Expect five-necked guitars, insane musicianship, and some really killer songs! [Read “Cheap Trick Slays The Paramount In Huntington” [Concert Review] HERE] The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$150. 8 p.m. July 29.Walter TroutThe blues came a’callin’. Walter Trout has been a’rockin’ his Fender guitar for more than 35 years in response, and now he’s on a world tour celebrating his triumphant return to the stage. Come enjoy a great night as he and his band perform gems from decades of staying true to the blues. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. July 29.—Compiled by Daniela Weinstein, Chuck Cannini, Kaitlin Gallagher, Nicholas Semelak, Ayo Fagbemi, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Modernized Historic Rockville Centre Victorian Asks $1.6M

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Old World charm blends with modern touches for today’s lifestyle in this renovated Victorian with an impressive wrap-around porch listed for sale at 132 Windsor Ave. in the Village of Rockville Centre.Built in 1904 in the Southside section of the village, this seven-bedroom home with five bathrooms and two half bathrooms has 5,000 square feet of living space with well-proportioned rooms perfect for entertaining.The house features an eat-in chef’s kitchen that opens to a fireplace-equipped great room, a formal dining room, three en-suite bedrooms, a balcony overlooking the property from the master suite and a fully finished basement that includes a den, gym, game area and home office. Outside, it has a two-car detached garage and an in-ground saltwater pool.Besides being near the downtown area, the house is also a short walk to the Rockville Centre Long Island Rail Road station, minutes from the Southern State Parkway and near several parks, including Morgan Days Park and several country clubs.The property is located in the Rockville Centre School District, where South Side High School consistently ranks among the best in the state and the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual high school ratings.The asking price is $1,699,000, not including the annual property taxes of $33,469.The real estate agent listed for the property is Mary Darcy of Daniel Gale Associates, Inc. She can be reached at 516-678-1510.last_img read more

Osijek-Baranja County recorded a record 17 percent increase in overnight stays in July

first_imgThat Slavonia and Baranja are an experience for all the senses is confirmed by the richness of the gastro and eno offer. Wines from four vineyards and numerous indigenous specialties are one of the strongest tourist assets of this region. If we add to this a wide range of accommodation from hotel to indigenous rural households, it becomes clear why Osijek-Baranja County is the only destination that will further strengthen the positive tourist trends in the future. As vacation on the continent is a tourist trend in Europe and the world, so it is slowly becoming in our country. There are more and more guests who decide to spend their vacation in one of the continental destinations during the year, but also during the summer months. Osijek-Baranja County has been recording a significant step forward in the number of visitors for several years now. The unique tourist offer in the east of Croatia offers guests the opportunity to enjoy cultural, active, gastronomic and eno, religious, health and cycling tourism. FB TZ Osijek-Baranja County It is important to note that the data of e-visitors show that more and more guests in Slavonia and Baranja are extending their stay, and foreign guests stay longer than domestic ones on average. Most tourists come to Osijek and Đakovo, Baranja and Našice, and the increase in the number of tourists, in addition to Osijek, is also recorded in Bizovac, Draž and Bilje. The protected park architecture of Osijek parks, the baroque Fortress and the European Avenue, as one of the most beautiful European Art Nouveau series, are an excellent invitation to get to know the cultural heritage of urban Osijek. The Đakovo Cathedral and numerous castles spread throughout the Osijek-Baranja County make up the rich sacral and cultural heritage of this area. Guests who come to get to know Slavonia and Baranja prefer to opt for hotel accommodation, and there is an increase in guests who want to stay in households. This is also recognized by the Osijek-Baranja County, which, by establishing the Administrative Department for Continental Tourism, has strengthened its efforts to ensure the quality and strategic development of Slavonia and Baranja as the leading continental tourist destinations. Over the last two years, the number of beds offered by hotels, private accommodation, hostels, family farms and even camps has doubled in the county. center_img The combination of nature, intangible cultural heritage and rural culture of living, rich gastro and eno offer is a unique tourist product that guests appreciate, recognize and return to. For lovers of active holidays, the offer is getting richer. From the Adrenaline Park in Zlatna greda, kayaking on Kopački Rit to cycling on Baranja surduci – each of these adventures provides an opportunity to get to know Slavonia and Baranja in a unique way. During the first six months, the increase in the number of overnight stays in Slavonia and Baranja amounted to 16 percent, and in July, the month in which tourists most often chose sea holiday destinations, an additional increase in overnight stays was recorded in this continental county. how much. Photo: FB PP Kopački Rit The pearl of the natural heritage of eastern Croatia is certainly Kopački rit. The wetland home of more than 2.300 biological species is the oldest declared nature park in Croatia, and is also known worldwide as the European Amazon. You can go around by boat, boat, bicycle, tourist train or walking on the many bridges of Rita. Cover photo: FB TZ Osijek-Baranja Countylast_img read more

Arsenal trying to hijack Napoli’s deal for perfect Aaron Ramsey replacement

first_imgArsenal make late approach for Fiorentina midfielder and Napoli target Jordan Veretout Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 9 Jun 2019 10:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Advertisement Veretout was loaned to Saint-Etienne after flopping at Villa (Picture: Getty)He has a contract until 2021 and Fiorentina are hoping to get a sizeable fee for the midfielder, especially with Roma and Sevilla also interested.One thing that could work against Arsenal is their failure to qualify for the Champions League, with Veretout keen to test himself at the highest possible level.Arsenal boss Emery is in need of a new midfielder this summer and has also been linked with Sampdoria’s Dennis Praet – who partnered Lucas Torreira before he moved to the Emirates – while a new centre-back, full-backs and a winger are also on the agenda.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Veretout could slot straight in and replace the departing Ramsey (Picture: Getty)Emery is keen to sign a box-to-box midfielder to replace Aaron Ramsey – who is joining Juventus on a free transfer – and Veretout has emerged as an ideal candidate.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 26-year-old, who had a brief and rather unsuccessful spell at Aston Villa, has thrived since moving to Fiorentina and was one of the side’s stand-out players last season, scoring five times and laying on three assists from midfield.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe had been expected to join Napoli, who have been in talks for some time, but Arsenal have made a late move of their own for the Frenchman.While Veretout has been getting excited about the prospect of playing for Napoli, he would equally welcome a return to the Premier League and the chance to prove himself after a disappointing spell at Villa. The in-demand Frenchman looks certain to leave Florence this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have approached Serie A side Fiorentina over a potential deal for midfielder Jordan Veretout, despite the Frenchman being on the verge of a move to Napoli.Unai Emery is looking to make significant changes to his squad this summer though the team’s failure to qualify for the Champions League means they will have a reduced transfer budget believed to be around £35million.That means the Gunners will need to be more creative in the market, and, according to L’Equipe, they have made a play for Veretout. Advertisementlast_img read more

UPDATE: Street closed due to water main break

first_imgBatesville, IN—Update-Locust Avenue is back open after a water main break earlier this morning.  Original StoryLocust Avenue will be closed while crews work to repair a water main break. Water will be turned off to all residents in the area until the complete the repair.last_img

Kai Havertz takes Fikayo Tomori’s Chelsea shirt

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Rennes want Fikayo Tomori, £25m for Mendy Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Kai Havertz has reportedly taken the No29 jersey previously worn by Fikayo Tomori following his £72 million arrival at Chelsea.According to The Athletic, Havertz asked to take the No29 shirt upon his arrival at Stamford Bridge and Tomori was happy to oblige. It is a favoured number of the Germany international, who also wore the No29 at Bayer Leverkusen before completing his switch to Stamford Bridge.Tomori will vacate the No29 shirt, but the defender is now understood to be in line for another season away on loan, this time with Everton.The 22-year-old fell out of favour under Frank Lampard last season and Thiago Silva’s arrival has bumped him further down the pecking order.Everton have already bought James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure for a combined of more than £50 million and are now only thought to be shopping in the loan market.Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic is in line to take the No10 shirt, which is available following Willian’s move across London to Arsenal. Tags: Bayer LeverkusenFikayo TomoriKai HavertzThe Athleticlast_img read more

The Latest: 5 lower-level tennis tournaments in US canceled

first_img August 13, 2020 The Latest: 5 lower-level tennis tournaments in US canceled Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Five lower-level tennis tournaments in the United States in September have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are the 53rd major college football program overall to opt out. New Mexico State noted it had four games left on its schedule, plus the state of New Mexico has a 14-day quarantine for those traveling into and out of the state.New Mexico State says it will explore playing football in the spring.“Rival New Mexico has postponed its season as part of the Mountain West’s decision to attempt to play in the spring.New Mexico State competes in the Western Athletic Conference for other sports, and that conference also announced it would not have fall sports this year. Associated Press The U.S. Tennis Association — which plans to hold the U.S. Open and another tournament in New York starting Aug. 20 — announced Thursday the cancellations of all ITF World Tennis Tour and ATP Challenger events in other cities around the country next month.Those tournaments are ATP Challengers in Cary, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio, and ITF stops in Champaign, Illinois; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Lubbock, Texas.The USTA says the sort of “controlled environment” that will be used for the Western & Southern Open and U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows “would logistically and financially be difficult to create” at the smaller tournaments that are being scrapped.___New Mexico State has postponed its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions. ___Fans will be allowed into MotoGP races for the first time this season, at the Misano circuit in Italy next month.The region of Emilia Romagna has given the circuit permission to open to a maximum of 10,000 fans a day for the doubleheader of the San Marino and Emilia Romagna MotoGP rounds.There will be strict measures in place to protect against the coronavirus, and fans will not be allowed to roam around. The circuit has a capacity of around 110,000 including more than 40,000 in the stands and welcomed approximately 160,000 people across the three-day weekend last year. Organizers say in a statement: “It is a decision that makes us emotional because it also represents a green light for the restart of world sport finally in front of the fans.”The first three MotoGP rounds were held without fans and no spectators will be allowed into the upcoming doubleheader in Austria.___French golfer Alex Levy has been withdrawn from the Celtic Classic, which started on Thursday.Levy came into contact with a friend who has tested positive for the coronavirus, the European Tour said in a statement. The contact happened while Levy was at home in France last weekend. When he arrived at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales on Tuesday, he tested negative. He is showing no symptoms, the tour said, but he has been withdrawn from the tournament as a precaution and must self-isolate for 14 days.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Australia look to make statement a year ahead of T20 World Cup

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – With the T20 World Cup the only piece of major silverware missing in Australia’s bursting trophy cabinet, Aaron Finch’s team will look to make a statement in the series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan a year before hosting the global tournament.Australia kick off their home summer at Adelaide Oval on Sunday with the first of three Twenty20 internationals against 2014 world champions Sri Lanka, with matches to follow in Brisbane (October 30) and Melbourne (November 1).The hosts then turn their attention to the 2009 champions Pakistan in another three-match series starting in Sydney on November 3.The series will give the teams a preview of playing conditions ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia and a chance for new players to push their credentials. Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson will be among the fringe players looking to impress in front of his home-town crowd in Adelaide on Sunday.“I don’t think there has been so much T20 in a calendar year with a lead-up to the (one-day) World Cup and another one close by,” 28-year-old Richardson told reporters in Adelaide yesterday.“I am ready to go.” Richardson, who played the last of his nine T20Is against England over a year ago, is competing against Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye for one of the fast bowling slots. The series will give locals the first glimpse of former captain Steve Smith and David Warner playing a full international on home pitches since their ball-tampering bans.Smith, fresh from a brilliant Ashes with the bat in England, is set for his first T20I in three-and-a-half years, while the hard-hitting Warner will pad up for his first since February, 2018, a month before the Newlands scandal erupted. The world’s top-ranked batsman in Tests, Smith shelved T20Is in 2016 to ease his load but was busy during his 12-month international ban playing the shortest format in overseas competitions.“Hopefully I can get the tempo of the game straight away and have a good few weeks with the Australian team,” he said earlier this week.Opener Warner will also have something to prove in the wake of a miserable Ashes where he averaged 9.50 with the bat in the drawn series. However, his Ashes struggles came after his stellar form in T20 cricket at the Indian Premier League (IPL) and during Australia’s semi-finals run at the 50-over World Cup in England.He will look to build confidence with runs in the T20Is before next month’s two-match Test series against Pakistan starts in Brisbane.“Obviously it’s the first time in my career I have been under a bit of pressure and I hadn’t scored runs,” Warner told broadcaster Fox Sports’ season launch yesterday. “I play all three formats and I have to put my best foot forward to what I do.”last_img read more