Works within the Zadar Heritage project are starting in Zadar It should be reminded that on July 11, 2019, the City of Zadar and Minigradnja doo entered into a Construction Contract for works on the ground floor of the Zadar Rebellions carried out within the project “ZADAR HERITAGE” and in accordance with Article 4 of the Decision on temporary prohibition of construction works in the city of Zadar for 2019, the introduction of the selected bidder in the execution of works is planned for September 2019. The estimated duration of the works is 12 months, while the total value of the works is HRK 23.784.855,70. Also, after the recent completion of Branimir’s coast, the citizens and guests of Zadar will once again have access to the parking lot at “Ljepotica” and the existing parking capacities will be expanded in the area of ​​Jazin and Ravnica. The main goal of the project “Zadar Heritage” is to create a new integrated cultural and tourist product of the city of Zadar through the restoration and tourist valorization of immovable cultural property and the improvement of the system for management and promotion of tourist destinations. Since the project envisages that after the renovation and revitalization, the Zadar fortification system, which is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, will become a representative city promenade free of traffic and vehicles, ie pedestrian zone, the City of Zadar is working on a permanent solution. “Peninsula” from vehicles and traffic through the project of building a public garage in Ravnice. On Monday, September 16, 2019, work will begin on the ground floor of Bedemi Zadarskih pobuna Street. The works are carried out as part of the project “Zadar Heritage – Integrated Cultural Program of the City of Zadar 2020” with the aim of preserving, revitalizing and integrating cultural heritage in the protected historical part of the city of Zadar. Due to the beginning of these works, Ulica Bedemi zadarskih pobuna is closed to all traffic and within the scope of the construction site, during the works, temporary traffic regulation will be in force, while all traffic to the “Peninsula” will take place along the Liburnian coast. As part of the new traffic regulation, access will be temporarily provided to the vehicles of existing users of the ramparts who live and work within the scope of Ulica Bedemi zadarskih pobuna, point out the city of Zadar. More information on the arrangement of Ulica Bedemi zadarskih pobuna can be found HERE, and about the project “Zadar Heritage” to check on the official WEBSITES. Source / photo: City of Zadar; Zadar Heritagelast_img read more

All-American Fairchild finds right fit at Division-III Otterbein after stops at D-I schools

first_img Published on October 16, 2012 at 1:33 am Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ For Trey Fairchild, Saturday mornings in the summer of 2011 meant 30-yard interval sprints up the side of the Hoover Dam in Westerville, Ohio.The weekly runs up the 45-degree incline with long-time trainer Tom Lopresi were more than exercises designed to help Fairchild gain speed and acceleration. They were a way back.“It’s just straight up. It’s steep. And just the certain things, just the sprints that you have to do up it in certain times,” Fairchild said, “it just gets bad.”Fairchild is an All-American wide receiver at Division-III Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, near the town he grew up in, Dublin. At Otterbein, the same school both his parents attended, he plays alongside former high school teammates and rivals. He leads the team with three touchdowns and 19 catches for 274 yards.But college football was once something grander and more glorious. His football-playing dreams were lofty and admittedly naive. Fairchild is playing on his third different rung of the college football ladder. His name alone was bigger than it is today until injuries devastated his early college career and weakened his now-5-foot-11-inch, 195-pound frame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn 2010, he nearly quit the game altogether.Two days into Eastern Kentucky’s 2010 preseason training camp, Fairchild packed his bags and drove home. Fairchild was unhappy at the school and wanted to leave. He was done with the Division-I game. Maybe the sport as a whole.“I was coming back (home) and I just, I honestly wasn’t really sure if I wanted to keep playing just because, you know, it’s so frustrating,” Fairchild said. “I pretty much didn’t get to play my first two years. … It’d kind of really taken a toll on me.”Fairchild came out of high school as a three-star prospect, recruited by Bowl Championship Series programs such as Louisville, Maryland, Navy and Boston College. He chose Syracuse, but got caught in the crossfire of Greg Robinson’s personnel shuffle and ultimate firing. After a redshirt season with the Orange, Fairchild opted for EKU in the spring semester of 2009.He also wanted to be closer to home. Most of his friends went to school in Ohio. He missed his family and his girlfriend, too. Fairchild considered going home to Otterbein from SU before taking up EKU’s scholarship offer.In late summer 2009 while running field sprints at his alma mater, Dublin-Coffman High School, Fairchild felt his right quad coil up. It was a partial tear, one he’d try to play through during a frustrating season in which he’d play just four games.Though the Eastern Kentucky athletic website lists Fairchild at 185 pounds for the 2009 season, he said the injury caused him to gain about 15 pounds. He lost a tenth of a second on his previously 4.4 40-yard dash time.But when he fatefully left EKU the following preseason, his career changed permanently.“I was kind of used to being in the spotlight, like at Coffman,” Fairchild said. “I just really wasn’t happy there so I think that was more important. It was more important that I was somewhere where I was happy, rather than playing in front of that many people or just because of the spotlight of Division-I.”It was time for Fairchild to enjoy the game again. When he was about to quit, his friends and then-head coach of Otterbein, Joe Loth, convinced him otherwise.Loth said he knew Fairchild was coming and made it a point to recruit him onto the team. The lack of scholarships at the D-III level meant coaches “couldn’t control (players’) lives” because “they don’t owe you anything.”Over the prestige of elite college football, Loth’s pitch was exactly what Fairchild needed to hear.“He just made it sound like it was just going to be fun,” Fairchild said, “You know, and I hadn’t really had fun in the past year playing it.”He went on to lead the team in receiving touchdowns with six in 2010, but Fairchild said it took him about a year to really get back to peak form. Then, for the first time since high school, he dominated, but not before some heavy mental and physical workouts. In summer 2011, he met up with Lopresi, the same man he’d trained with since his junior year of high school.Bursting up the side of a 94-foot dam in speed and endurance intervals helped Fairchild return to a leaner, quicker version of himself. It also restored a psychological edge Lopresi said Fairchild needed after the quad tear that left a hole in the muscle.“When you have a person that’s had some injuries, a lot of times for them to push themselves they always have that fear that they’re going to get some kind of an injury,” Lopresi said. “You never feel good about running up the side of a dam or any kind of physical activity that would make them get winded or have their heart-rate up, I mean no one wants to do that.”Today, Fairchild plays under the watchful eye of scouts from the St. Louis Rams, the Detroit Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. If professional American football in North America doesn’t work out, Fairchild is entertaining the idea of playing in Europe for a few years.He’s watched some videos on YouTube and it looks like fun, he said. Nothing too serious, just something to consider. And while Fairchild is enjoying football, he’s applied himself in a way that can see him succeed on the game’s grandest stage.Said Loth: “When you can dominate the Division-III level the way Pierre (Garcon) and Cecil (Shorts) and Trey did last year, then you have an opportunity to be considered a prospect.” Commentslast_img read more

Whicker: Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals insist on hanging around

first_imgThen Harper signed with the Phillies, and attendance dwindled here all year, and only 36,847 showed up for this Game 4, with its early start time (6:40 EDT) and its bleak promise of elimination.But in the fifth inning, maybe Zimmerman and the Nationals outlasted their past.Rendon’s single off Julio Urias put Washington ahead 2-1 over the Dodgers, and now Pedro Baez threw a high 0-and-1 fastball. Zimmerman, newly 35, has homered 270 times in his career.“I finally got on top of this one,” he said, and as the ball jumped he held the pose, like a golfer squinting at a tee shot headed for H2O.Baez held his arms up in misplaced hope. Zimmerman began trotting. Center fielder Cody Bellinger drifted back. “Then I saw him start running,” Zimmerman said, and as he neared first base he clapped his hands once and low-fived Tim Bogar, the first base coach. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Zimmerman’s three-run homer landed on the batter’s eye and made it 5-1. It became 6-1, and Scherzer ran into a bases-loaded situation in the seventh that could have been worse if Joc Pederson’s flare down the right field line had landed an inch to the left, and therefore fair. Usually plays like that are unfair for Washington.“I caught a break there,” Scherzer said. “It missed being fair by an inch.”But Pederson grounded out on a changeup, Scherzer’s 109th pitch. Scherzer left, breathing fumes that resembled fire.“You feel his intensity,” Rendon said, “especially when you’re out at third base.”“I was gassed, my arm was hanging,” Scherzer said. “I could feel my arm slot lowering. When that happens, it’s just a mental grind, and you have to focus on what you need to do to execute pitches. I took it right to the edge.”Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson got the final six outs, and the Nationals won 6-1, and they fly to Burbank Airport at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, with bags packed for a Winner-Take-All Game 5 and then whatever a National League Championship Series, which would be their first, might bring.Walker Buehler and Stephen Strasburg will provide the high-speed matchup. But Brian Dozier, the former Dodger, said 48 other players would likely attend.“Call it a slugfest or a pitchers’ duel or whatever you want,” Dozier said. “Games like that are usually decided by the little things.”The Dodgers haven’t needed the little things. They have won 106 games with an 1812 Overture of home runs and strikeouts. The Nationals, with five prominent reserves 32 or older, remember how to win with base hits and move-along plays. Manager Dave Martinez did not remove Zimmerman in favor of a lefty pinch-hitter when it was time to hit Baez. He said his eyes told him it was a good matchup. Imagine that.Related Articlescenter_img “We’re a bunch of Viejos,” said Scherzer, who turned 35 in July. “We’re old guys. But old guys can still do it.”He turned to Zimmerman, sitting nearby.“I feel young and I’m older than you,” he said.And somehow they have maneuvered themselves into a situation in which Scherzer and Strasburg will start four times in a nine-day span.“We really believe we have the ‘it’ factor,” Scherzer said. “We have 25 guys who will lay it on the line to win, and that’s hard to replicate. We think we have some mojo.”Zimmerman is still one of those guys and is amused and a little annoyed when one suggests otherwise.“A lot of people think these are my last games,” he said, speaking for a team and a city. “I mean, I feel good.” WASHINGTON — They keep trying to say goodbye to Ryan Zimmerman. At the Nationals’ final home game of the regular season, there were big ovations, and you thought he might get a cruise and a rocking chair.His contract runs out this year, leaving an $18 million team option which might turn into a $2 million buyout. Yes, he is the National treasure, the No. 4 overall pick in the 1996 draft who was rushed to a bad club “after what, two weeks in the minors?”, as Anthony Rendon joked.Zimmerman has been the one man in the frame for all the star-driven Nattitude that has been so exciting and haunting. He has seen Nationals Park and its crowd turn blight into commerce near the Washington Navy Yard; people live in condos here now, because Zimmerman and baseball made it hip.He has seen all the saviors walk the red carpet, guys like Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer and Dennis Werth. He has watched his teammates wilt in October, often right here in the late innings, and he has seen managers get fired. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more