ADAC: Istria at the top of the wish list of German camping guests

first_imgAccording to a new announcement from ADAC, the largest German and European car club, Istria has been declared the most popular holiday region for German motorists in this time of crisis caused by the pandemic, who have been showing their commitment to it for 10 years! The recently announced results of the ADAC on route planning of their members bring great news – Istria is again at the top of the wish list of German guests, camping lovers!  During the corona crisis, most Germans put vacations on hold, so the number of route planning in the observed period is lower. Greater interest than last year was shown for the German regions, and the Italians were absent from the rankings this year. Among tourist destinations, Croatia positioned itself for the first time in second place, behind Germany, with a significant gap in relation to Italy, which came in second from fourth place, and Austria, which is now in fifth place.  Among the regions, interest in the Istrian peninsula was expressed through 11 percent of all inquiries, followed by Germany’s Upper Bavaria with 6,4 percent. That Istria is the most popular holiday destination for German campers was first announced by the ADAC in the 2010 results. From then until last year, for a whole decade, Istria remained the most popular region on the annual list of planned trips of ADAC members.  The survey included 85.000 inquiries, realized during the two pre-season months: Germany accounted for 37 percent of inquiries received for travel planning (last year 30 percent), while Croatia recorded 14 percent of inquiries (last year 9 percent, in third place). The highest category ADAC Superplatz for 2020. Aminess Sirena and Aminess Maravea Camping Resort in Novigrad, Val Saline and FKK-Camping Valalta in Rovinj, Lanterna Premium Camping Resort near Tara and Istra Premium Camping Resort in Funtana, which also won a special award for innovation and development – ADAC Innovation & Progress Award 2020. In the article entitled “Vacation by car: the most popular destinations despite the crown”On July 6, 2020, the ADAC announced the results of the most sought-after travel routes of its members in the period before the main season. According to inquiries from members of the largest German car club realized during May and June, two crisis pandemic months, Istria has taken a firm position at the top of the list of most popular destinations-regions to which German guests want to travel.  ADAC is the largest German and European car club with more than 18 million members whose camping guide is the most important source of information.German guests. In the edition of the popular “camping bible” for 2020, Croatian camps recorded the highest growth in quality in Europe, among which Istrians have the highest average rating of 4,1 (the highest is 5). Since the beginning of July, Croatia has been visited by 107.000 Germans who spent 807.000 nights, which is 90 percent of the results of overnight stays in the same period last year. ADAC: Holidays with the car: The most popular herbs – Trotz Coronalast_img read more

With youth on board, LA Lakers ready to start a new chapter

first_imgEL SEGUNDO >> Brandon Ingram won’t arrive in Los Angeles until next week. He won’t take the court with the Lakers until sometime in July at Summer League.Only then will the organization and its fans get to see how the No. 2 pick in Thursday’s draft fits in with the rest of their young players. However, General Manager Mitch Kupchak got a hint two weeks ago when Ingram was visiting L.A. for a Lakers workout.The visit included a pair of dinners, and on the second night, Ingram was joined not only by the suits and scouts who make up the Lakers front office, but also by some contemporaries.D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Anthony Brown and Larry Nance Jr. all took Kupchak up on an invitation to join the affair. Rebuilding a roster that won a franchise-worst 17 games last season, those are the players who represent the clay from which the Lakers and new coach Luke Walton hope to eventually mold a contender. This young group represents unity and positive momentum.They’ve added a young coach in Luke Walton to lead a young roster that will be given time to develop. He said rather than putting big expectations on players light on experience, he will focus on effort, improvement and getting the players to buy into a system and a culture.“Those are things that I feel, if you focus on,” Walton said, “the wins will just start coming.”The roster already had sweet-passing Russell, a ball-handling power forward in Randle and a tough-as-nails combo guard in Clarkson. Now, with Ingram, there is a dynamic wing scorer and rangy defender.With their second-round pick (No. 32), the Lakers selected Ivica Zubac, a 7-foot-1 Croatian center who said he hopes to play in the NBA next season.Collectively, these are the players who must replace Kobe Bryant, the future Hall of Famer who is out the door after 20 seasons. The Lakers have turned the page to an era they hope will be defined by organic development and rapid growth.“This is a new chapter going forward,” Kupchak said. “We’re going to miss Kobe to no end. Even though I still look back on it and it’s hard for me to imagine he’s not going to be on our roster.”Having said that, Kupchak added, “We have to move on.”While the GM said the Lakers are excited about their young core, he said the team still will be aggressive in free agency.The Lakers have enough salary cap room to sign two max-level players this summer. Kupchak said the roster will be in need of veterans, if not stars, for leadership.“History tells you a bunch of young guys on a team is not a good thing,” Kupchak said.That’s the delicate balance of building around young players.“If there’s nobody to talk to,” he said, “then they don’t know how to handle the situation. We will look to add some veteran leadership. And hopefully it won’t just be leadership, but it will be somebody who can help us win games.”The bottom line, Kupchak said, is that he believes the Lakers hit rock bottom the past three seasons.“I feel like we have a lot more going for us this year than we did last year,” he said.In many ways, having a roster that includes eight players with less than three years of professional experience gives the Lakers a clean slate as they transition into the future.“We have young guys who are hungry and trying to prove themselves,” Walton said, “which is exciting for me.“I think it’s going to make this challenge and this journey fun.” It was a casual dinner, but Ingram emerged with a serious plan.“The young guys are ready to work,” Ingram said Thursday evening.As Kupchak gazed across the restaurant that night, he saw the Lakers’ future.“They all sat around Brandon,” Kupchak said. “The older people moved down to the other side of the room, and the young people hung out together. It looked like they all got along well.”For the last several years, the Lakers were a study in physics, opposing forces pulling in different directions, and, at times, they deserved a failing grade in chemistry.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips 2016/17: 15 cheap newly promoted players to consider

first_img 15 15 1: Andre Gray (Burnley) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Burnley striker Andre Gray was last season’s Championship top-scorer with 25 goals in 43 games. But can he do it in the Premier League? For a miniscule fee of just £6.5m it’s probably worth finding out! 15 15 8: Alvaro Negredo (Middlesbrough) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Alvaro Negredo won the Premier League with Man City in the 2013/14 season, scoring nine goals and picking up three assists in the process. Two years later, he’s back here with ‘Boro and, given his proven goal scoring record in England, could be a very wise investment for just £6.5m. 15 15 2: Eldin Jakupovic (Hull) – £4.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – With Hull’s favoured goalkeeper Allan McGregor ruled out until January, second-choice Eldin Jakupovic seems destined to step in and start for the Tigers until then. Given he’s priced at only £4.0m and is likely to play for the first half of the season, Jakupovic is definitely a bargain, even if he’s only your ‘spare’ keeper. 15 15 15 15 5: Viktor Fischer (Middlesbrough) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – A few years ago, Viktor Fischer was touted as one of Europe’s hottest young prospects. Despite his career not quite having gone to plan since then, Middlesbrough may just be the right fit for the £5.5m midfielder, who netted eight goals in 18 Eredivisie games last season. 3: Victor Valdes (Middlesbrough) – £4.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Having spent 12 years in Barcelona’s first team, Valdes was a shock signing for ‘Boro. The 34-year-old Spaniard has now played his first games for Karanka’s side in pre-season and looks a decent FPL choice given some of ‘Boro’s appealing initial fixtures. 15 15 15 9: Abel Hernandez (Hull) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Hull forward Abel Hernandez was joint second top scorer in the Championship last season, behind only Andre Gray. Hernandez played fewer games than Gray and so their ‘minutes per goal’ records were very similar, however Gray recorded nine assists while Hernandez registered just two. 15 10: Michael Keane (Burnley) – £5.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – While also a solid defender whose side recorded 20 clean sheets last season, Michael Keane has now developed a reputation for himself as something of a goalscorer. Having netted five times for Burnley last season, Keane is now quite highly priced for a newly promoted team’s defender. 13: Emilio Nsue (Middlesbrough) – £4.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – This Middlesbrough full-back enjoys taking chances to get forward and join his side’s attack, resulting in him recording three goals and two assists for them last season. Given he will cost you just £4.5m, and ‘Boro kept 22 clean sheets last season, Nsue may be a sound investment for the beginning of this campaign. 4: Tom Heaton (Burnley) – £4.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – The final of the three teams’ goalkeepers is Burnley’s Tom Heaton and you might think, with early fixtures away at Liverpool and Chelsea, he may be one to avoid. However Heaton could be a decent pick as a rotation ‘keeper given Burnley’s early home fixtures against Swansea and Hull which could provide clean sheets. Last season Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney proved to be two of the best bargains available in the Fantasy Premier League.They were both playing up front for Watford, a newly promoted team.This season Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull are the three sides thrusting their players into the big time, but which are best placed to emulate Watford’s point-scorers of last season.The players we have included in this list have all featured in pre-season and many are already looking sharp ahead of the new campaign. Not all have their starting places guaranteed, but we expect the vast majority of these players to be in their team’s lineups for the season opener on August 13th.Burnley’s first four fixtures: Swansea (H), Liverpool (A), Chelsea (A), Hull (H)Middlesbrough’s first four fixtures: Stoke (H), Sunderland (A), West Brom (A), Palace (H)Hull’s first four fixtures: Leicester (H), Swansea (A), Man United (H), Burnley (A)Check out which newly promoted players you should consider for your fantasy team next season by clicking the right arrow above… 11: Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – He’s had his ups and downs in the past, but Stewart Downing is now back at ‘Boro ready to take on the Premier League again. Priced at only £5.5m, proven top-flight goalscorer Downing should be worth his cheap price tag, however he only managed three goals and five assists last season, so be wary. 15: Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough) – £?.?m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – We don’t yet know Gaston Ramirez’s price, as he has not yet officially been confirmed as a player by Middlesbrough. However, he‘s already played in some of their pre-season friendlies and, when he does get clearance to complete his move, should be well in contention for your teams given his proven Premier League pedigree. 15 7: Robert Snodgrass (Hull) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Similarly to George Boyd, Robert Snodgrass is another cheap midfielder who has proved his worth in both the Premier League (with Norwich) and the Championship. Snodgrass recorded four goals and seven assists for Hull last season and will look to build on that form at the start of this campaign. 14: Andrew Robertson (Hull) – £4.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – And if you’re looking for Hull’s option of a cheap, £4.5m defender then Andrew Robertson is your man. Hull kept 20 clean sheets last season and Robertson, like Nsue, can provide goals and assists. 12: Ben Mee (Burnley) – £4.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – He may not score from defence quite as regularly as Michael Keane, but Ben Mee is still a regular fixture in Burnley’s solid back line and is priced at a minimal £4.5m. 6: George Boyd (Burnley) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – George Boyd is in no way a world-beater, but he does have Premier League experience having scored five goals and assisted twice for Burnley in 2014/15. Last season, back in the Championship, Boyd registered another five goals alongside five assists as he proved himself to be a solid, consistent, cheap midfielder. last_img read more