Positive growth in tourist traffic was maintained in February

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in the period from January to the end of February, 443.000 arrivals (+ 12%) and 1,2 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. %). Out of that, foreign tourists realized 11 arrivals (+ 267.000%) and 15 overnight stays (+ 755.000%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 15% and in overnight stays by 7%.During the first two months, most overnight stays were realized in Zagreb (245.000), Istria (233.000) and in Kvarner (165.000). They are followed by Split-Dalmatia County with 132.000 overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 98.000 overnight stays, Zadar County with 54.000 overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 30.000 overnight stays and Lika-Senj County with 18.000 overnight stays. On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 95.000 arrivals (+ 10%) and 224.000 overnight stays (+ 15%), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Krapina-Zagorje (55.000 overnight stays), Međimurje (27.000 overnight stays), Varaždin 24.000 overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (22.000 overnight stays).”I am extremely glad that the positive results of tourist traffic continue at the beginning of 2018, in which we record a double-digit increase in the number of overnight stays. I believe that this will be a good incentive for everyone in tourism to continue and prepare as well as possible for the rest of the year. With the planned activities of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Tourist Board aimed at increasing the quality of the offer, transport connections, strengthening the visibility and visibility in many world markets, I am sure that Croatian tourism will make a positive step this year as well.”, said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.In this period, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of BiH (114.000 overnight stays), Slovenia (98.000 overnight stays), Austria (64.000 overnight stays), Italy (59.000 overnight stays) and Germany (58.000 overnight stays), and by accommodation segment most overnight stays were realized in hotels (711.000 overnight stays) and in household facilities (247.000 overnight stays).The director of the CNTB’s Main Office, Kristjan Staničić, emphasized that the intensive presentation of the Croatian tourist offer at fairs around the world is underway. “This week we are expecting a big ITB fair in Berlin, where we are presenting the new visual concept of the stand, which the CNTB will use until 2022. In mid-March, we will perform at the MITT fair in Moscow and MAP in Paris. We are satisfied with the sale of “first minute” programs for Croatia, which indicate that, depending on the market and type of program, as well as the total sales volumes of individual tour operators, demand for Croatia is on average 5 to 10 percent higher compared to the same period last year although in some cases travel organizers also record significantly higher growth rates”, said director Staničić.In February, an increase of 5% in arrivals and overnight staysIn February, there were 225.000 arrivals and 584.000 overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to February 2017 represents an increase of 5% in arrivals and overnight stays. In February, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (127.000 overnight stays), Zagreb (102.000 overnight stays) and in Kvarner (84.000 overnight stays), while on the continent in February there were 44.000 arrivals and 100.000 overnight stays, of which most overnight stays were in Krapina-Zagorje. Međimurje and Osijek-Baranja counties.last_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Nov. 5

first_imgFounding Fathers didn’t predict TrumpShira Lurie’s op-ed “Constitution isn’t the Cure for Trump. It’s the Cause,” presents some insightful thoughts.Whether the document protects democracy and individual freedoms depends on whether the Constitution is interpreted by Federalist Society jurists or by more moderate or liberal judges.The infusion of dark money into campaigns is product of a Federalist Society reading of the First Amendment that somehow gave corporations individual rights.A liberal majority wouldn’t enable states to blatantly suppress votes on the basis of race and party affiliation.A more liberal majority wouldn’t have ceded individual freedoms to a corporate takeover of America.Ironically, the Founders created the Electoral College intending to prevent the election of a lying, narcissistic despot and fake populist like Trump.It was an accident and hopefully an anomaly. The Founders did not anticipate the emergence of Fox News and foreign disinformation campaigns with their wacky conspiracy theories and bold-faced lies.The Founders envisioned leaders with principles and courage to rule the country, not feckless men who put party over country and hold their noses to support a charlatan who saves them millions in tax dollars or appoints conservative judges who give corporations hegemony over individual freedoms, science and other values. Perhaps if people shut off Fox News, stop getting Facebook disinformation and pay attention to the teachings of their spiritual leader, Jesus, they’d realize the Constitution gives them the mechanism to restore this country back to the people.Heed the words of The Who, and don’t get fooled again.Al SingerGlenvilleSome trying to stop voter participationThe Oct. 30 article “N.Y. Dems push to marginalize 3rd parties” indicates politicians want to increase the number of eligible signatures required for candidates to qualify for statewide government positions.It seems to be a political campaign to hinder our neighbors from qualifying for statewide government office and disrespectful toward our representative democracy and government.It reminds me of individuals in Albany County attempting to increase the number of residents within each county legislative district in order to decrease the number of legislators, thereby decreasing representative government.Also, it reminds me of how politicians, such as those in Rensselaer County, who used fraudulent signatures to qualify their candidates for election to government office in an attempt to undermine representative democracy.I understand individuals seeking political power question ethical standards in order to win.But, I think, to improve voters’ participation in elections and government, an Ethical Advisory Committee, similar to the New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics ( judiciary law, Section 212) governing candidates for judicial office, needs to be established in each county board of elections.It seems there are individuals in society willing to take power and prestige by hindering our neighbors’ right to participate in elections and obstructing representative democracy and government.Michael McGlynnWatervlietPhoto of lake in park was stunningThank you to Peter Barber, Gazette photographer, for an absolutely stunning fall photo of Iroquois Lake in Central Park in the Oct. 26 Gazette. What a great way to start off a Saturday.Marie DrislaneRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionEven women don’t have a right to kill babiesI liked Wendell Neugebauer’s Oct. 21 letter “Abortion is its own holocaust,” but not Diane Sanders Hombach’s Oct. 30 letter “Writer has no right to discuss abortion” unless the person is a woman.Nonsense.When a woman becomes pregnant, she is carrying another human being. Yes, she has a right to her own body, but not to the body of the human being she is carrying. Hence, she has no right to kill the body she is carrying.In many areas of the country, a homicide of a pregnant woman is considered a double homicide.Everyone knows a pregnant woman is carrying another person in her womb. They also know we have no right to kill that innocent person.Geraldine M HavasyClifton Parklast_img read more

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Jose Mourinho told Tottenham ‘missed a trick’ by not signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

first_img Comment Jose Mourinho told Tottenham ‘missed a trick’ by not signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Mar 2020 10:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link689Shares Jose Mourinho has been told Tottenham should have signed Chelsea ace Olivier Giroud (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho has been told Tottenham ‘missed a trick’ by not signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud during the January transfer window.Former Arsenal man Giroud was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge at the start of the year, having played back-up to Tammy Abraham for much of the 2019-20 campaign.Spurs were in the market for attacking reinforcements, having lost star striker Harry Kane to a hamstring injury, and former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Giroud would have been a perfect addition.‘Spurs tried to get a number nine in the January window,’ the ex-England international told Football Insider.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘With Harry Kane’s injury, closely followed by Son’s injury and now Bergwijn they have not got anyone who is comfortable playing that position.‘To not get a striker in January has proven very important. I think it was a real miss not getting Olivier Giroud in January.‘He has got game-time [recently] at Chelsea and played a lot better. He would suit Mourinho perfectly – occupy the centre-backs and give space for those behind him. Advertisement Former Arsenal man Giroud was strongly linked with a move away from Chelsea (Picture: Getty)‘It is a difficult sell for Spurs, getting a top striker to play while Kane is out. I really think they missed a trick not signing somebody.’Mourinho’s Tottenham squad was further depleted following the January window by injuries to Son Heung-min and new signing Steven Bergwijn.Spurs were knocked out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig this week and, speaking after the European exit, Mourinho discussed his plans for the summer transfer window.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 City‘I don’t think we will have a big rebuild, this summer, unless something happens during the Euros,’ the former Manchester United and Chelsea manager said.‘We have Sissoko back [in the summer], we have Kane, we have Son, that is massive.’Mourinho’s Tottenham are currently eighth in the Premier League, seven points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.MORE: Rio Ferdinand criticises Jose Mourinho for comments he made ahead of Leipzig lossMORE: Willian waiting to see if Tottenham qualify for Champions League to make transfer decision Advertisementlast_img read more

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Where to buy: Living the high life

first_imgThe Brisbane Lions training ahead of the first AFL qualifying final at the Gabba on Saturday night. (AAP Image/Darren England) Belle Property head of Qld Jon Iceton Milton — Milton offers proximity to the CBD, existing strong retail amenities and transport. DH Toowong — Toowong units are some of the best blue chip investments in the city — close to the university and good schools. TW Toowong — With Toowong Shopping Village, Sherwood Road shopping and dining, a short drive to UQ, the river and train and bus transport, Toowong is one of the best-serviced suburbs west of the Go-Between Bridge. SM Toowong and St Lucia — Similar to Clayfield, demand for the older larger square metreage apartments with city aspects or on the river edges are on the increase. Some of these styles of complexes still have the added benefits of tennis courts and indoor pools. JI The penthouse bedroom at Thornclyffe Residences, Kangaroo Point Photo: Supplied BRISBANE SOUTH BRISBANE WEST Aerial view of Surfers Paradise Albion — The suburb will see significant benefits from the Cross River Rail and prices are still relatively soft, which means opportunities for investors. DHMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoNewstead — If you are looking for an apartment in a dress circle suburb then look no further than Newstead TW Clayfield — Clayfield has bucked the trend of unit prices with its older style walk-ups still popular among buyers. While neighbouring suburbs returned little to no unit growth over the last 12 months, Clayfield notched a handy 6.7 per cent. Clayfield has benefited greatly from infrastructure over the last decade including the tunnel network. SM Clayfield — With a stabilisation in the apartment market, again buyer trends are turning towards the older larger square metreage apartments, with aspect to city, in complexes that have a milder corporate fee structure. JI Steve Mutton LJ Hooker State Director Damian Hackett is CEO of Place WEDNESDAY: Where to buy: First home buyers hot spots 5/38 MALOJA AVE ‘WATERMARK APARTMENTS’, CALOUNDRA Offers over $410,000 McGrath Qld manager Justin Marsden ***MEET THE EXPERTS Place CEO Damian Hackett McGrath Qld manager Justin Marsden GOLD COAST BRISBANE NORTH Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty CEO Paul Arthur 3306/35 BURDETT ST, ALBION $649,000 Carina — Carina is a suburb that suits a lot of those buyers who don’t need a large home but want great access to amenities. TW Morningside — Apartments in Morningside are a more affordable option than neighbouring Bulimba and Norman Park, and it still has plenty of amenities including the train station and cafes through the suburb’s retail village. SM Wynnum — Wynnum is definitely a go-to for units on Brisbane’s Bayside. Just over 20mins from Brisbane CBD, the units are well priced and not oversaturated, with some offering stunning views over Moreton Bay. They are also close to train and bus transport, plus shopping facilities, and beautiful walks and cycleways along the Bay. Cleveland is the go-to for units in the Redland Shire for affordability and infrastructure, with proximity to Cleveland Railways station, and Raby Bay restaurant and Bar precinct. JI SUNSHINE COAST Palm Beach —Palm Beach will thrive over the coming years, with a new restaurant and bar precinct and new boutique apartments being developed along the waterfront. It’s really the last absolute beachfront suburb without a main road running through the middle of it. It has seen substantial growth with a lot more development in the pipeline. DH Surfers Paradise — It is the dream of many throughout the country to own a unit in Surfers Paradise, and that dream is still alive and well.” TW Premium Brisbane units in demand 203/527 CORONATION DRIVE, TOOWONG $1.49 million Coolum — Coolum is seeing huge redevelopment, infrastructure, new hotels and retail — all designed to bring new life to the Sunshine Coast. DH Caloundra — Caloundra units are dripping with beautiful beachside lifestyle dreams. TW Maroochydore — The Maroochydore City Centre is revitalising the suburb as a place to work and live. Next year, the new city centre will offer Australia’s fastest international data connection to Asia from the East Coast. The combination of commercial, retail, dining, entertainment and recreational spaces is adding to the appeal of this centrally-located Sunshine Coast hub. SM Woolloongabba — The future Gabba Cross River Rail station will be a hive of activity when it opens in 2024. As apartments have been delivered around the Gabba and Logan Road, cosmopolitan lifestyle amenities including trendy bars and restaurants have followed. SM Woolloongabba / East Brisbane — For the modern apartment buyer, its hard to go past the value in several new developments in the Woolloongabba precinct. There are new apartments with modern designs and roof top entertaining and pools areas in a number of these complexes with direct city views. Add this to the Brisbane city councils current focus on infrastructure in the suburb, recently adding the suburb to its DPA (priority development area) expanding on the suburbs already convenient parks and public transport. JI Woolloogabba — Large amounts of infrastructure are being poured into this suburb and surrounds. With the Gabba stadium, great bars and restaurants and new projects in the pipeline, we anticipate decent uptake for the suburb’s apartment market over the coming years. DH Kangaroo Point — Kangaroo Point apartments enjoy some of the best city skyline views in Brisbane. There’s a lot more stock in this prime suburb than there used to be, and you can see why it’s popular. TW Belle Property head of Queensland Jon Iceton Bulimba — We are expecting a new and exciting riverfront entertainment precinct along Byron Street, which will give that waterfront strip a massive facelift. DH Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47With rental vacancies ‘tight’ and luxury apartments across southeast Queensland being snapped up by upsizers and downsizers willing to pay top dollar for a premium product, reports of an oversupply of units in the market are fast becoming a distant memory. But while many potential buyers may think their best bet is to focus their search on the inner-city, and the usual coast hot spots, some outlying suburbs are also worth a closer look.The experts reveal where buyers looking for that perfect apartment should be looking right now. MORE NEWS: ‘Out-of-towners’ boost prestige market Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland Qld Sotheby’s CEO Paul Arthur MONDAY: Where to buy? The million-dollar quest 2104/30 JOHNSTON ST, BULIMBA $785,000 to $825,000 LJ Hooker Qld Director Steve Mutton *** Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland BRISBANE EAST TUESDAY: Where to buy: Bargains in the ‘burbs Southport — Southport’s always been popular with families as it houses two of the Coast’s educational institutions — St Hilda’s and The Southport School. But over the last decade, developers have reacted to the appeal of the suburb from professional couples. It’s a central node of the hugely successful G: Link light rail system with the Broadwater, beaches, aquatic centre, Australia Fair, Chinatown and employment hubs of Nerang Street and Bundall all nearby. SM Palm Beach — Especially for the downsizers. It is a beautiful coastal location that still remains quite sleepy for the coast — albeit that’s about to change. PA Brisbane’s million-dollar suburb boom last_img read more

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Sunman Dearborn Bests Batesville At SEI MS Tourney

first_imgBatesville Boys 8th Grade Team came up short in a very competitive game to Sunman Dearborn losing in overtime 48-43.1Q – 13-9 SD; 2Q – 22-15 SD; 3Q – 28-24 SD; 4Q – 42-42.Isaac Barker led BMS with 20 points followed by Sam Wade and Tristian Lamppert with 6 each. Luke Schroeder and Lane Westerfeld scored 5 points each.The Bulldogs had (6) three-pointers against the much taller & physical Trojans including (4) of them in the 4th quarter comeback. Sunman Dearborn capitalized at the free-throw line making 22-27, while BMS made 5-9.Sunman Dearborn has 3 loses for the season. BMS finished with a record of 5-13.Batesville  7th grade basketball team lost a tough game to a very good Sunman Dearborn team 46-43.Trey Heidlage led all scorers with 22 points, including 16 in the 4th quarter, while Sam Haskamp added 16 for his best game of the year.  Austin Siefert added a 3 and Cooper Williams had 2.  Defensively, Tyler Myers did a great job with a few steals and rebounds.The 7th graded ended the season with a very good 14-5 season.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Terry Geisting and Eric Feller.last_img read more

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Semi-State Soccer

first_imgThree schools represented our area in the semi-state last week.  Unfortunately, none of the schools were able to advance to the state championship this week.  In 2A both East Central teams participated.  The boys lost to Carmel 3-0 to end their season.  In 1A Lawrenceburg beat Jac-Cen-Del 3-2 in two overtimes.  Lawrenceburg then lost to Indianapolis Ritter 1-0.East Central girls lost to Castle in the 2A semi-state 1-0.  In 1A Lawrenceburg girls lost to Evansville Mater Dei 2-1.  With these results our 3 area schools finished their 2015 soccer seasons. Lawrenceburg and East Central have been this far before, but this was the first trip for Jac-Cen-Del.  Congratulations to all 3 schools.last_img read more

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Bale blasts late winner in Saints defeat

first_img The pressure was on Bale to deliver after a brilliant week for the Welshman, but for most of the game he disappointed. The 23-year-old, who won the PFA Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, and FWA Footballer of the Year awards this week, was marked out of the game for most of what was largely a dull and uninspiring match. Bale flitted between positions, his touch was often poor, and he offered little to help Spurs on the attack. That was until the 86th minute. The forward found space 25 yards out, picked the ball off substitute Lewis Holtby and unleashed a peach of a shot which beat the out-stretched Artur Boruc. The strike brought his tally for the season to 30 – double his previous best – and also meant Bale became the first Tottenham player since Jurgen Klinsmann to register 20 league goals in a season. The victory piled the pressure on Arsenal and Chelsea, in the battle for top-four spots in the Barclays Premier League, ahead of Spurs’ huge clash against the Blues on Wednesday night, but it was a cruel blow for Southampton, who deserved at least a point from the game. After a half-hour delay due to a chemical spillage on the M25, Tottenham started brightly, going on the attack from the first whistle. Jermain Defoe almost opened the scoring in the fifth minute when he drove into the side-netting. The home side’s high line left them vulnerable, though, and Southampton took full advantage. Hugo Lloris had tipped a brilliant Rickie Lambert free-kick in the first half on to a post, and the Saints dominated most of game, but they remained far from safety following Wigan’s win at West Brom. Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas looked to Emmanuel Adebayor for inspiration, the Togolese coming on for an injured Aaron Lennon with half an hour left. The hosts’ hopes of salvaging a win looked to be slipping away until the 86th minute, when Bale collected the ball off Holtby and fired a 25-yard shot past a sprawling Boruc. Bale had said earlier this week that he would mute his celebration out of respect to his former club, but the 23-year-old could not resist, racing over to the corner before being mobbed by his delighted team-mates. Gareth Bale rounded off a remarkable week by firing Tottenham to a dramatic last-gasp 1-0 win against Southampton.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Pellegrini praise for strike pair

first_img Aguero and Negredo have struck up a fearsome partnership in the opening months of the season and have already scored nine league goals between them. Aguero is leading the way with 13 in all competitions after a hot run of form that has seen him score nine in his last seven games. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hailed the “incredible” Sergio Aguero and strike partner Alvaro Negredo but wants to share out praise for their goals. Four of those came in three Barclays Premier League games in October and were enough to earn him the player of the month award. Pellegrini said: “It is absolutely well deserved. Sergio has had an incredible last month. “I always thought he was incredible because he is a top player, but now he is in a great moment.” Negredo has linked well with Aguero since his £20million summer move from Sevilla and his performances are keeping Edin Dzeko out of the starting line-up. The Spaniard scored a hat-trick while Aguero grabbed the other two in the 5-2 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow in midweek. Yet Pellegrini insists there is much more to the goals than simply the form of the front two. He said: “It is not only Aguero and Negredo – the team is playing very well. “All the midfielders – (David) Silva, (Samir) Nasri, (Yaya) Toure, Fernandinho – are really playing very well. “The way the team plays I also think benefits both of them.” City are in good heart after their victory over CSKA took them into the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time. They now turn their attention back to the Premier League and this weekend’s trip to struggling Sunderland. Last weekend’s 7-0 thrashing of Norwich at the Etihad Stadium was a powerful reminder of their force but their away form has so far been indifferent. City have collected just four points from five games on the road but Pellegrini will continue to approach all games in the same manner. He said: “I think about different things – one is the Premier League, one is Champions League. “We finished with the Champions League last Tuesday now we must think about the Premier League. “But we don’t need to change the mind. We are always involved in both competitions exactly the same. “Normally teams do not play the same way away as at home, it is different, but not in our case.” City must also overcome their recent poor record at the Stadium of Light, having lost 1-0 on each of their last three visits. Pellegrini is not concerning himself with what happened before his appointment. He said: “I never think what happened in the past. In the future all the games are different. “We are going to Sunderland. They are playing well now with Gustavo Poyet and they will be a difficult team to beat.” City are without playmaker Silva, who suffered a calf injury against CSKA and could be out for up to four weeks. Influential captain Vincent Kompany also remains on the sidelines with a calf problem but he could return after the upcoming international break to face Tottenham on November 24. Press Associationlast_img read more

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World Champion, Obiri Set to Light up Asaba

first_imgThe 2016 Rio Olympics 5,000m silver medalist was in action last week in the Kenya Defense Forces Championships where she clocked 14:48.5 to cruise to victory and she is now eagerly counting down to Asaba 2018 and thereafter, the Intercontinental Cup.“For me, the Africa Championship is a good opportunity. I have never won the 5,000 meters at continental level and that is why I am relishing to compete in both events,” Obiri told reporters in Kenya after her latest victory at the Moi, Kasarani Stadium.Obiri believes she has recovered from her exhaustion following back-to-back competition at the global level and will be firing from all cylinders at the Africa Championships.“I am happy to run 14:35 at the Prefontaine Classic (Eugene USA) after a few weeks of experiencing under strength. This is due to low iron levels in my body. But I promise to get better from here.” She assured.With Athletics Kenya already promising to send a large and equally quality contingent to Asaba, it is expected that world half-marathon record holder Joyciline Jepskogei and Berlin Marathon champion Gladys Cherono will all fight for places in the Kenya team also.The Kenya national championships is due on June 21-24 in Nairobi to select the team for the Africa Senior Championships, which will be held in Asaba, Delta State between Aug. 1-5.Kenya finished as runners-up behind host South Africa at the last African championships held in Durban.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFRICAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPSThe 21st African Senior Athletics Championships will be attracting the continent’s big names to Asaba, Delta State and one of those expected to light up the oil-rich City is World 5,000m champion, Hellen ObiriObiri who finished tops at the last World Championships in London and in the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast is yet to have an African title and the 28-year old is keen to add that to her impressive curriculum vitae in Asaba.last_img read more

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