30 Dec

Gear Review: Dakine Zone Jacket

first_imgGet in the Zone…jacket.Dakine has made a name for itself over the years for its ski and snowboard accessories, flirting on the edge with the big boys in the industry. Their products are legendary, especially their packs, for clean lines with flashes of bold color; uber functional with just enough pizzaz to satisfy the young. Personally, I used two sizes of Dakine packs out West – the Heli and Heli-Pro – for backcountry skiing and currently use the Session for mountain biking. They are bomb-proof, fit great, and have all the little, specific pockets I love in my gear. So when it was announced that the company would follow up their successful venture into the glove market with a full line of outerwear for the 2012/13 winter season, we were stoked to take a look at what they would offer.We were not disappointed.DaKine Men’s Zone Jacket Review from Summit Publishing on Vimeo.We plucked the Zone Jacket from their full catalog that includes socks, base layers, mid layers, jackets, and pants. The Zone falls in the mid-price level of their jacket fleet and is a fairly basic 2-layer 15K shell; not too heavy for East Coast riding, not too light for that occasional deep cold snap. This jacket has all the technical outerwear features that are more or less standard these days in the price range such as fully taped seams, water resistant zippers, closed cell mesh, DWR finish, etc. It also has the key features I love like pit zips, hand gaiters, drop hood, and that fine fleece around the collar that keeps my beard cozy. The inner media pocket is closed with Velcro instead of a zipper, which at first turned me off. I lost an iPod years ago from an interior Velcro pocket, so I’m very biased about this, admittedly, very particular feature. Upon further inspection, however, it takes two hands a quite a bit of elbow grease to open, so I’m satisfied that my media will stay in one place. We wore the Zone on cold bluebird days and during heavy, almost freezing snowstorms and it repelled the wetness and expelled the body heat like a champ.In typical Dakine fashion, what sets this jacket apart is not in the technical department, but in the fit and style department. Slipping into the Zone is like unexpectedly running into an old friend at a bar: you’re surprised how comfortable you feel sliding back into your old routine. The fit is baggy, but not too baggy; toeing the line between geezers trying too hard and young bucks acting a fool. The sleeves are the perfect length; sleeves’ being overly long is a common problem I’ve found in today’s market – I used to be a solid large, now I often swim in a medium. The styling incorporates the bold colors and straight lines Dakine is known for and the two-tone works on the slopes, but is simple enough for just wearing around town.Dakine built its brand by producing superior ski and snowboard accessories at a good price point and with a classic, instantly recognizable style. It may take a few seasons to catch on, but their new outerwear collection certainly inherits the same qualities.$300; dakine.comlast_img read more

18 Nov

Pula joins the racing cities through the SightRun tourist running app

first_imgAfter Opatija, Rovinj and Zagreb, the application for tourist running SightRun is available today in Pula.The Tourist Board of the city of Pula presented a free racing tour now available through the SightRun mobile application. SightRun is a free mobile application that connects running and sightseeing, and uses the mobile phone’s GPS system to navigate and activate audio recordings that give the user interesting information about the city. It is for this reason that it does not matter how fast / slow the user moves. Earphones are enough to use the application, and it is not necessary to look at the mobile device during use, which allows complete freedom of movement and enjoyment of running and sightseeing.We are witnessing the popularity of running, so on this track, Pula welcomes all runners and with the existing races, guided tours, now complements its tourist offer with an audio guide intended for these guests. “”The SightRun app is a new travel product. New generations of passengers are increasingly connected to their mobile devices, so the use of new technologies means keeping up with them. Runners are a particularly interesting niche. They travel often, always carry sneakers with them and rarely give up their favorite activities. In this way, we also want to show how I can discover Pula by running. ” pointed out Sandra Bortek, SightRun’s marketing director.Currently, a 5 km long tour has been created and starts at the Pula Arena, and the user will spend the end of the most interesting city attractions such as the Forum, the Temple of Augustus, the Arch of Sergius, the Gate of Hercules, but also the Pula market and light giants. “Knowing that running today is a form of recreation with which more and more people recreate, the Tourist Board of the City of Pula decided to accept the offer and finance the Sight run application for Pula. In this way, we got a product that allows guests to experience Pula through recreation, ie guided running, and running becomes more interesting and easier for them.. ” said the director of the Pula Tourist Board Sanja Cinkopan Korotaj.Logically, proactively and innovatively, as well as an example of how a tourist destination is strategically developed and proof of how tourist boards can cooperate with local partners and at the same time develop innovative tourist products for their destination. “I’m glad we added a new tour to the app, primarily because this is the first tour we’ve done remotely in collaboration with local runners who have chosen the route themselves. It is the “run as a local” approach that is the special experience we want to provide to our users. I am glad that Pula has recognized the needs of its visitors, especially those who want to stay active when they are on the road”Added Tamara Markotić, SightRun Sales Director.Introduce your guests to the new tourist product of Pula, because if the guest is satisfied with the destination, they will come back again. The first Croatian racing application is available in Croatian and English, and is available on the Android and iOS platforms. For more information on the new tourism product that combines running and tourism, see HERERelated news:SIGHTRUN EXCELLENT NEW TOURIST PRODUCT CONNECTING RUNNING AND TOURISM – TOURIST RUNNINGCROATIAN STARTUP SIGHTRUN INCREASES GRAZ TOURIST OFFER,Related news:SIGHTRUN EXCELLENT NEW TOURIST PRODUCT CONNECTING RUNNING AND TOURISM – TOURIST RUNNINGCROATIAN STARTUP SIGHTRUN INCREASES GRAZ TOURIST OFFERlast_img read more

18 Nov

The newly renovated Palace Elisabeth Hotel on Hvar has opened

first_imgThe history of the Palace Hotel Elisabeth dates back to the 13th century. In 1898, the hotel was renovated and named Spa Hotel Empress Elisabeth, after the Austrian Empress Sisi who was a generous patron of its construction. The history of this oldest hotel in Hvar and Empress Sisi were the inspiration, motive and inspiration of the grand opening of the hotel. Many guests were able to take pictures together with the girls in original Sisi dresses that reminded us of the rich heritage of this timeless hotel. “The opening of the Palace Elisabeth Hotel further raises the existing offer to a higher level and at the same time contributes to the attractiveness of a destination that provides a high quality holiday in all segments”, said the President of the Management Board Gordana Tomičić. ONE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY, ONE BRAND – ISLAND OF HVAR The long-orphaned and newly renovated Palace Elisabeth Hotel opened on the island of Hvar on Saturday. Even before its opening, this most luxurious hotel on the island became a member of the elite hotel association of luxury hotels The Leading Hotels of the World. This is certainly due to its location in the heart of the town of Hvar and the impressive Venetian and Austrian architecture that merges with the unique architectural ensemble of the old town Loggia and the clock tower. Thanks to the 100 million kuna investment of the Sunčani Hvar tourist group, Palace Elisabeth became the first 5-star hotel on the island and a member of the elite hotel association of luxury hotels “The Leading Hotels of the World”. This is an investment of 300 thousand euros per room, which is one of the largest investments in the Croatian hotel industry. center_img “Of all the facilities we have, the Palace Elisabeth Hotel is special. This was not an easy project to implement because it had to be done with special care with regard to cultural heritage. We plan to invest in other facilities in Sunny Hvar. “, said Martin Nemeček, CEO of CPI Group. Related news: Photo: Sunny Hvar Hotels HVAR TOURIST BOARDS ASSOCIATE! SIGNED AGREEMENT ON DETERMINATION OF LOCAL TOURIST BOARDS IN THE AREA OF THE ISLAND OF HVARlast_img read more

27 Sep

Loving dad’s year of torment

first_imgNelson Mail 3 Nov 2012Fathers beware. Giving your child a kiss and cuddle in public could land you in court.http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/7903081/Loving-dads-year-of-tormentWhile pleased to walk free from the court, the father is disturbed at what happened. Particularly concerning was the police refusal to take statements from independent witnesses in his support. A Wellington family, which had never met the family until camping at the reserve, only became aware of the charges in August last year. The mother then wrote to Motueka police saying she saw the events at close range and could give an impartial account. Another couple at the domain who knew the family said it was inconceivable that anything inappropriate could have happened. It was daylight, with a large number of people around the playground, and camp sites next to it. If anything inappropriate had happened they would have intervened, the man said. Another woman, a nurse, who was there also said the accusations were nonsense. Yet the police did not interview these witnesses.WHAT HAPPENEDJanuary 3 and 4 2011: Family visit McKee Domain, Ruby Bay, along with 300 others. Other visitors allege inappropriate behaviour between father and daughter, report to caretaker who calls police. Constable arrives and father denies any wrongdoing.March 24: Police arrive at family home with search warrant for shirt and dress. Father taken to Motueka police station, arrested for indecent assault on 10-year-old daughter.March 25: Father appears in court, bailed with conditions not to contact family.June 21: Father’s lawyer Brett Daniell-Smith applies for an oral evidence order to hear evidence of witnesses.July: Lawyer asks police to review decision to charge father. Detective Sergeant Craig Johnston responds that police have six credible accounts of indecent behaviour and he believes the father has been correctly charged.August 29: Judge Ellis grants an oral evidential order for three defence witnesses, bail conditions relaxed but father not allowed home.September 29: After eight months father gets 1 hours of supervised contact with two younger daughters.November 25: Oral evidence called at committal hearing at Nelson District Court. JPs rule there is no case to answer and discharge father.March 7 2012: Police apply to the High Court at Nelson to re-lay charges, arguing the JPs have exceeded their function.April 16: Application heard, Justice Miller agrees that the JPs were wrong and trial date set for October.July 11: Judge Bruce Davidson declines application from father’s lawyer for a discharge, saying it is up to a jury to decide.October: Jury trial, Crown re-lays charge with eight counts of indecent assault. After the father has given evidence, the father’s lawyer applies for him to be discharged saying there is insufficient evidence, and the identity of the complainant in each charge is uncertain. The trial is halted and none of the defence witnesses called. Judge Behrens discharges the father.last_img read more

24 Sep

Osimhen’s teammate Gabriel reacts to Napoli interest

first_imgLille defender Gabriel has confirmed that he could be interested in a move to Napoli but is not ruling out Everton at this stage. Napoli are considered the favourites to sign Gabriel, whose agent is on record as saying the Brazilian ‘likes’ the Partenopei and their coach Gennaro Gattuso. When asked about a potential switch to the Coppa Italia winners, the 22-year-old told L’Equipe: “I don’t know if Napoli like me, we haven’t talked. “So many things have cropped up on the internet, but I don’t know what the truth is. “The reality is that no-one knows where I’ll go, but what is certain is that I want to play and go as far as possible.”Advertisement Loading… However, the stopper also called the Premier League an ‘excellent’ league, keeping Everton in with a chance. “These are two excellent leagues. I want to play for a team that can get me to the national team. “This is my big dream. I’ve improved a lot at Lille, especially in passing between the lines. read also:​Everton expecting deal for Lille defender Gabriel “The great defenders of today must also be good at creating space and finding depth. If I knew what would happen to me then I’d say it, but I don’t. I’m still thinking about it. “However, it’s gratifying to know that there are several teams on my trail.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years AgoMost Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

23 Sep

I-70 listed as Indiana’s deadliest highway

first_imgNationwide—Labor day weekend is one of the busiest on the roads and is the final weekend in the Summer’s 100 Deadliest Days of Driving. Before you hit the road for your weekend plans, check out this list of the deadliest highways in the US. Indiana’s deadliest highway is I-70 with 17 fatalities during the summer months. I-70 and I-80 are both top three deadliest highways in six different states. Florida has the state road with the highest number of traffic fatalities during this time period. There were 160 deaths on I-10 during summertime in 2015, 2016, and 2017. That’s the most on a single road on the entire list.Check out our full report and safety guide by clicking here.last_img read more

22 Sep

EPL: 10-man Arsenal force Chelsea to draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Arsenal have twice come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Chelsea, despite David Luiz being handed a red card during the first half of Tuesday night’s Premier League contest at Stamford Bridge. After Luiz had prevented Tammy Abraham from converting into an empty net, the former Blues defender was dismissed, leading to Jorginho scoring from the spot. However, during a frantic second half, Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin both scored equalisers for their team, either side of Cesar Azpilicueta putting Chelsea back in front during the closing stages. After disappointing results at the weekend, both teams started brightly, with Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen squandering the first opportunity of the contest by heading wide from eight yards. Tammy Abraham wasted an even better opportunity moments later, heading the ball straight into the hands of Bernd Leno from six yards after a clever knockdown from Antonio Rudiger. Callum Hudson-Odoi then hit the crossbar for the Blues, although the winger’s inswinging effort which struck the top of the woodwork appeared to be a cross rather than a shot. Arsenal had been second best as the game headed towards the half-hour mark, and their task was made no easier when a mistake from Shkodran Mustafi led to defensive teammate Luiz being dismissed. After a short back-pass from Mustafi, Abraham was able to round Leno before setting himself to convert into an empty net, only for Luiz to cynically prevent the striker from getting his shot away. Despite a defender getting back on the line, VAR ruled that the Brazilian deserved his red card, before Jorginho stepped up to slot the ball into Leno’s left-hand corner. While Chelsea almost doubled their lead through a fine Hudson-Odoi half-volley which was saved by Leno, Arsenal were able to see out the rest of the first half without further damage, even causing their hosts concern at the other end of the pitch. Mikel Arteta had toyed with making an alteration immediately after Luiz’s sending off, but the Gunners returned for the second half with Granit Xhaka in central defence and Mesut Ozil occupying a role in the middle of the park. Despite the Spaniard soon feeling the need to replace Ozil, his bold approach was working with Chelsea failing to get any notable shots away in the final third. The Blues were ultimately made to pay, although Arsenal’s leveller, which came no more than 10 seconds after they defended a corner, was the home side’s own doing. As Martinelli broke forward, N’Golo Kante slipped on the halfway line to gift the youngster a way through to goal, and the forward made no mistake with a composed finish past Kepa Arrizabalaga after a 65-yard run up the pitch. While being clawed back encouraged Chelsea to go back on the offensive, there was still a concern that Arsenal would hit them on the break, leading to the game being played end-to-end. However, Chelsea eventually got their noses back in front through Azpilciueta, who held his run perfectly to volley Hudson-Odoi’s inswinging cross into the bottom corner from eight yards. The Blues naturally would have expected to see out the rest of the contest, especially given that they remained with a man advantage despite a knock being carried by Abraham. Arsenal had other ideas, however, as Bellerin received the ball on the edge of the area before managing to find the far bottom corner with his weaker left foot.Tags: ArsenalChelseaDavid Luizlast_img read more

21 Sep

Gunners appeal Giroud dismissal

first_imgArsenal have appealed against the red card shown to Olivier Giroud during Saturday’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Fulham. Press Association If the appeal is unsuccessful, Giroud will receive a three-match ban for the straight red card. Replays showed the £13million summer signing from Montpellier, who has scored 17 goals for Arsenal, made contact with the ball during the tackle. Arsene Wenger hinted after a win that lifted the Gunners to third in the table that an appeal would be made. “Giroud told me he did slip and went a bit over the ball,” the Arsenal boss said “Knowing that Steve Sidwell had been sent off, when the referee went to see him, we knew it would be a red card. “We will have to deal with that now because he will miss three games and that is not easy for us to cope with. “Nobody would say Giroud is a dirty player, it is purely accidental, but sometimes accidental can be dangerous.” center_img French striker Giroud was dismissed by referee Andre Marriner in the 90th minute of the London derby at Craven Cottage for jumping into a challenge with Stanislav Manolev. “We have lodged an appeal to the Football Association for the wrongful dismissal of Olivier Giroud against Fulham,” read a statement on the club’s official website. “An FA regulatory commission will hear the claim and make a verdict on Tuesday afternoon.” last_img read more

20 Sep

Taylor calls for Toon to tighten up

Steven Taylor thinks Newcastle will lose again on Sunday if they do not tame the “beast” that is Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. Sloppy defending allowed United to bag all three points, much to Taylor’s dismay. The Newcastle defender felt his team-mates were too much in awe of the stellar cast of players on show for United. “We made it far too easy for them. We showed them too much respect,” Taylor said. “We should have been right in their faces and put a few tackles in during the first five or 10 minutes like we did against Chelsea. “We need to put pressure on the opposition. We need to test them out. “If you give them that much respect, anyone can look good and we made them look good.” A repeat performance against Everton, could prove costly, according to Taylor. The Toffees suffered a shock home defeat to Stoke on Boxing Day, but the Toon centre-back is wary of the talented players Roberto Martinez has at his disposal – chief among them Lukaku. The pressure is back on Alan Pardew after his team stretched their losing streak to four matches in all competitions with a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Boxing Day. Ayoze Perez and Daryl Janmaat had chances to score for the Magpies and the visitors were unlucky not to be given a penalty in the first half when Juan Mata tripped Yoan Gouffran. “He is an absolute beast – a top player,” Taylor said of the big Belgian. “And they have players like (Ross) Barkley, another top player. “They have good players left, right and centre that will hurt you if you give them time on the ball, so it’s up to us to stand up and put our head in the way.” Midfielder Cheick Tiote returns from suspension for the clash. Goalkeepers Tim Krul (ankle) and Rob Elliot (thigh) are out and there are doubts over midfielders Mehdi Abeid (toe) and Siem de Jong (thigh), who missed the 3-1 Boxing Day defeat to Manchester United. Rolando Aarons (hamstring), Gabriel Obertan (thigh) and Ryan Taylor (knee) remain on the sidelines. Meanwhile, Everton boss Roberto Martinez feels the way his side now react to suffering their first back-to-back Barclays Premier League losses this season will be vital to how their campaign pans out overall. After being beaten 3-0 at Southampton last Saturday and then 1-0 at home by Stoke on Boxing Day, the Toffees – who came fifth last term and had been targeting the Champions League places this time around – are 12th in the table, 11 points off the top four. They have only won one of their last six league games, with four of those ending in defeat, and struggled to create much going forward in what was a physical encounter with the Potters. And ahead of the trip to St James’ Park, the Spaniard said: “I don’t think in general we are lacking confidence, but I think this is a moment of the season that is pivotal for us – seeing how we can react. “The reaction now has to be that we make sure we know what we are doing. “We have a real understanding of how to perform and if we can keep that, the results will come. “But football gives you these sorts of challenges, and this is the challenge of the season. “We need to make sure we get through this period stronger than ever, and that could really give us a very strong second half of the season.” Goalkeeper Tim Howard and skipper Phil Jagielka were forced off at half-time due to calf and ankle problems respectively and look likely to miss the Newcastle game. Additionally, Jagielka’s fellow centre-back John Stones and winger Kevin Mirallas are doubtful due to knocks they picked up in the Boxing Day match. The fixture also saw forward Steven Naismith receive a fifth Premier League booking of the season, meaning he will be suspended for Sunday’s encounter. Press Association read more

20 Sep

King: We must prove we’re better

first_img Ireland kick off Group 2 in Waterford RSC on Thursday evening knowing they will face bigger tests on the road to the 2017 finals, but equally aware they cannot afford to pass up an opportunity to make a statement. King said: “It’s a different pressure than we sometimes can find at this level because we are favourites. We are favourites for a reason and we have to justify that. We have to take that to the pitch. “We’ve looked at Andorra a couple of games – they’ll be a threat on the counter. They’ll be passionate and hard-working, so we’ll have to match that with our own intensity and hopefully prove that we have the better players and go on and win the match.” The Republic will eventually also have to contend with Italy, Serbia, Slovenia and Lithuania if they are to make it to Poland. King’s men will hope to improve on their showing in the last campaign, which saw them finish fourth in a five-strong group behind Germany, Romania and Montenegro having won just two of their eight games, both against minnows the Faroe Islands. West Ham’s former Waterford striker Sean Maguire, who is currently on loan at Accrington Stanley, has been drafted into the squad as a replacement for the injured Matt Hamilton, while King has concerns over Jack Connors and Shamir Goodwin. Press Associationcenter_img Noel King has challenged his Republic of Ireland Under-21 players to revel in their unaccustomed role as favourites as they launch their European Championship qualifying campaign against Andorra. last_img read more