Valamar Lanterna Premium Camping Resort won the award – Camping2Be

first_imgIn addition to the recognition of leading European car clubs, Valamar’s Lanterna Premium Camping Resort also received the award of the first portal dedicated to reviews of camp service users – Camping2Be – based on the best ratings in the competition of 4.000 European campsites.This recognition is awarded only to campsites of the highest quality standard, and only those campsites with an average rating between 7 and 10, which are awarded by guests who have booked their accommodation in the camp via the portal, enter the company of the best. The ratings refer to ten different categories, ie the reception, the price-quality ratio, comfort and cleanliness, the quality of the accommodation, the general impression and other facilities in the camp are evaluated.In their reviews, Valamar’s guests praise the location and arrangement of the camp, tidiness and cleanliness, spacious plots, surroundings and atmosphere, proximity to the sea and employees. “We are proud of another recognition we received, which is even more valuable to us because it comes from our guests. We are extremely glad that the guests recognize the efforts of all our employees who from year to year do their best to provide our guests with a true dream vacation and unforgettable memories. Lanterna Premium Camping Resort is proud of its top quality accommodation and services, and this season introduces a number of novelties and facilities (new sports zone V Sport Park, Maro Premium Village, new glamping tents and beaches for Glamping Village guests, etc.) which, I believe, delight our guests” said the director of the camping resort Bruno Radoš.The portal gathers more than 4000 camps in Europe, of which as many as 49 are from Croatia (Istria, Kvarner and the surroundings of Zadar), and most of them are located in France. This year’s selection of the best included seven Croatian camps.last_img read more

Trump campaign blames protesters for poor rally turnout

first_imgSenior Trump campaign aide Mercedes Schlapp told “Fox News Sunday” that attendees were unable to get into the BOK Center.”There were factors involved, like they were concerned about the protesters who were coming in. There were protesters who blocked the [attendees],” Schlapp said.”And so we saw that have an impact in terms of people coming to the rally.”Schlapp went on to say there were families that “didn’t want to bring — couldn’t bring — their children because of concerns of the protesters.”  Topics : Schlapp was echoing an explanation first offered Saturday night by Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh, who said protesters were “even blocking access to the metal detectors, which prevented people from entering.”But reporters on the ground said they saw no problems for people trying to get in.Reports have been circulating in the last week that teen users of social media platform TikTok were block-booking tickets in a bid to embarrass the campaign.Former Republican strategist and Trump critic Steve Schmidt said teenagers nationwide had ordered tickets without intending to turn up to ensure there would be empty seats.He tweeted that his 16-year-old daughter and her friends had requested “hundreds” of tickets, and received responses from numerous parents saying their children had done the same thing. Mockery Trump has something of an obsession with big crowds, frequently boasting about the size of his rallies, compared to those of Joe Biden, his Democratic rival for November’s presidential election.Schlapp mocked Biden for a recent event in which organizers followed social distancing guidelines, saying the former vice president couldn’t pull in crowds like Trump’s.”I mean, Joe Biden has an event… with empty folded chairs and painted circles on the floor. I’d love to see a Joe Biden rally. Let’s bring it on, because there is no comparison,” she said.Schlapp told Fox News over 5.3 million people had watched the rally online, meaning “the reach was far and wide.”Trump is trailing Biden by 9.5 points in an average of recent nationwide polls curated by polling data aggregator RealClearPolitics.Celebrity critics and Democratic politicians took to Twitter to mock Trump over the disappointing attendance.  “The last time I saw a crowd this small was Trump’s Inauguration,” tweeted Pennsylvania congressman Brendan Boyle.”I think I sold that same place out in five minutes,” tweeted triple Grammy Award-winning US singer Pink.Adding to the sense that the rally had turned out to be something of a misstep for Trump, six members of an advance team working in Tulsa ahead of the rally tested positive for COVID-19 just hours before the president took the stage.Coronavirus cases have recently been skyrocketing in Oklahoma and local health officials had asked the Trump campaign not to go ahead with the rally, fearing it would become a “superspreader” event. “Here’s my theory; don’t hurt the people that love you,” Pink added.”I would never ask people to come to an arena right now. No good person would.” President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on Sunday blamed the disappointing crowd at his Tulsa rally on protesters creating a hostile atmosphere and blocking supporters from getting into the arena.The White House had promised the much-hyped event — Trump’s first rally in three months — would be flooded with up to 100,000 people, but television images showed large sections of empty seating in the 19,000-capacity BOK Center.An outdoor event for the overflow crowd was canceled because no one showed up, despite the campaign hyping huge interest ahead of time, with more than a million ticket requests.last_img read more

No medals, but Neptunes back home with plenty to brag about

first_imgMore over big city teams, the Neptunes are in town.The Heritage City squad did not disappoint the coaching staff as the swimmers pushed the big dogs of the province at the recent 2011 B.C. Swim Association Championships held last week in Richmond.“As a region we got 20 medals all together which is awesome,” Neptune pool boss Michelle Lorusso told The Nelson Daily upon the team’s return.“It is always hard to go down to the coast and compete against the other regions (because they have) much more competition than (here) in the Kootenays for some of these kids.”Headlining the Neptunes run were Samuel Matthew and Rebecca Afford. Both swimmers registered eighth-place finishes — Matthew in 50-meter breaststroke and Afford in 100-meter breaststroke.Matthew also recorded a 13th place in 100-meter individual medley.Other Neptune results had Melissa Afford 15th in the 50 meter butterfly; high-flyer Kiandra McLaren 14th in 100 meter breaststroke and Jakob Brager 12th in 50-meter-freestyle.”I feel that our swimmers finished the season well with most achieving their goal (of best times) or making it into finals/consolations,” said Lorusso.“Quality over quantity seemed to be our theme this season, and our team really impressed all the coaches this summer and proved that.”The championships in Richmond conclude the summer season for the Neptunes.Some swimmers will head off to the high school circuit while others may try the winter swim program.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Calvin sinks Leafs in OT to help Hawks even up Murdoch semi final

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs had the Beaver Valley Nitehawks right where they wanted them.Leading 2-1 in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final, the Green and White could take a stranglehold on the series with a home-ice win Tuesday night.However, Dallas Calvin put the Hawks back on even terms scoring a power play marker three minutes into overtime to give Beaver Valley a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory at the NDCC Arena.The series, tied 2-2, now shifts to Fruitvale for Game five with Game six back in Nelson Friday.“Ya, this feels really good,” said Calvin minutes after cruising into the slot and snapping a shot past a screened Brett Soles in the Leaf nets.“(Nelson) is a very good team but tonight we did a lot of little things right and buried our chances.”The small, but important, parts to the Hawks game allowed the visitors grab a 2-0 lead two minutes into the second period.Dan Holland scored in the last two minutes of the first frame before Derek Lashuk gave the Hawks a two-goal advantage early in the second.The lead stood until Nelson got some life when Aaron Dunlap scored a shorthanded marker midway through the frame.Less than two minutes later, Carsen Willans scored his first of the post season on a mad scramble in front of Beaver Valley goalie Jarrod Schamerhorn.It was the longest wait between goal and celebration on record as referee Mike Paige needed what seemed like an eternity to consult with his linesmen before confirming the Nelson goal.But the Hawks roared back before the period ended to grab another intermission lead.Ryan Edwards did all the work behind the Nelson net, centering a pass that Keanan Patershuk buried past Soles. “They came hard . . . they were pretty desperate for the win,” said Leaf defenceman Cam Weir.“I thought we weathered the storm pretty well and came back and pushed back quite hard.”Beaver Valley tried to lock down the Leafs in the third. But Bryce Nielsen jammed the puck pasts Schamerhorn with eight minutes remaining in the period to tie the game at 3-3.Leaf captain did most of the work, driving past Hawks defenceman Walker Sidoni and forcing Schamerhorn to cough up a rebound Nielsen pushed into the net.Nelson had a great opportunity early in overtime when Edwards was called for delay of game after shooting the puck over the glass.However, the Hawks were able to kill off that penalty before being awarded their own man advantage when Edwards was hauled down at the Nelson blueline by the Leafs’ Kyler Wilkinson nullifying a potential Beaver Valley breakaway.“We can’t really think that way . . . we’ve got to have a short memory,” Weir said when asked if the Leafs let one slip away in Game four.“We’ve got to forget about it and move on and get ready for (Game five) Thursday.”Tuesday’s win means the series now is a best-of-three affair with the Hawks regaining home ice advantage.“Playing at home is great . . . our fans are great and we’re happy to be playing at home,” Calvin said.ICE CHIPS: Nelson out shot the Hawks for the second straight night, 31-22. . . . After being shutout Monday in Game three, the Hawks got the power play working, going two for seven in the game. Nelson was scoreless in five attempts. . . .Nelson played without the services of forwards Dustin Reimer and Greg Nickel due to injury. . . .If a Game seven is necessary it will be played Saturday in Fruitvale. . . . Before the game, the Leafs recognized the Nelson Atoms winning the West Kootenay Championship over the weekend. . . .Game attendance topped the 600 mark.last_img read more

Report: Newcastle 1 Arsenal 2

first_imgGranit Xhaka scored a superb free-kick and Mesut Ozil was also on target as Arsenal won 2-1 at Newcastle United to claim a third successive Premier League victory.After opening defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal have found their groove under Unai Emery against lesser opposition and they survived a poor first half to see off winless Newcastle.Xhaka opened the scoring in stunning fashion, beating Martin Dubravka from 25 yards, and he played a part in the second as Ozil effectively sealed the points. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Newcastle’s heads dropped thereafter and, despite Ciaran Clark’s stoppage-time header, they have just the solitary point from a daunting start to the season, while Arsenal’s bid for a return to the top four is gathering steam.Goalkeeper Petr Cech and the Arsenal backline looked shaky with the ball at their feet and continually invited pressure in the early stages, and the shot-stopper was required to beat away a Jacob Murphy diving header at the far post.Lucas Torreira was brought on for Matteo Guendouzi for the start of the second half while Newcastle were forced into a change at the back with injured captain Jamaal Lascelles replaced by Clark.Three minutes into the second half that reworked back four was breached as Federico Fernandez fouled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Xhaka unleashed a wonderful curling free-kick that left Dubravka helpless.And Arsenal moved into complete command nine minutes later when Ozil’s low finish beat the hand of Dubravka after Alexandre Lacazette’s initial effort from Xhaka’s left-wing pull back was blocked.Aubameyang then fired narrowly wide at the far post but his wastefulness ultimately went unpunished as Arsenal saw the game out following Clark’s header from Fernandez’s cross.@premierleague wins in a rowWell played, lads – let’s keep this run going #NEWARS— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 15, 2018 What it means: Arsenal produce further show of resilienceHaving found life difficult for much of the first half, Saturday’s contest had the look of one in which Arsenal would normally crumble. But the Gunners were resilient in beating Cardiff City 3-2 last time out and a similar steel was on show at St James’ Park as they shook off their earlier jitters to ultimately emerge comfortable winners.Pat on the back: A cracker from XhakaXhaka’s free-kick lit up a game that had for long periods been low on cutting edge. All four of his Premier League goals have come from outside the box and, though he is more widely known for his combative attributes, this was a performance in which his creative side shone through, as further evidenced by his role in the second goal.4 – All four of Granit Xhaka’s Premier League goals for Arsenal have come from outside the box. Range. #NEWARS— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 15, 2018Boot up the backside: Newcastle defence crumbles without captainNewcastle had been comfortable in defence in the first half but the withdrawal of Lascelles resulted in a complete loss of organisation and composure from the Magpies defence. Clark and Fernandez had to switch positions in the centre upon his introduction but Rafael Benitez will see that as no excuse for the collapse of his back four.Key Opta facts:- Arsenal have won consecutive Premier League away games for the first time since May 2017.- One point from five games represents Newcastle’s joint-worst start to a Premier League campaign (also 1999-00).- Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their first five games to a top-flight season since the 1988-89 campaign.- All 10 of Arsenal’s Premier League goals this season (including own goals) have been scored by different players.- Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has had a hand in four goals in four Premier League appearances against Newcastle (3 goals, 1 assist). What’s nextArsenal welcome Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava to Emirates Stadium in their opening Europa League clash before hosting Everton. Newcastle get a break from pitting themselves against the league’s elite as they visit Crystal Palace. read morelast_img read more