Dina Begić, Karlovac County Tourist Board: Zagreb and Zagreb County are extremely important markets for us

first_imgOn Thursday, September 9, Karlovac County will present itself to the people of Zagreb for the second time on Ban Jelačić Square from 9 am to 19 pm with a rich program entitled “With the neighbors at the clock”. The event is intended to be the largest showcase of diverse and rich cultural-historical, traditional, eno and gastronomic, tourist and economic offer of Karlovac County, which will be presented through tastings and sales and a full day program on and around the stage – ethno village, show cooking, workshops … The Tourist Board of Karlovac County reminds that all facilities for visitors are free, and the goal of this unique gathering is to show the old traditional crafts and customs of Karlovac County.Or simply – an open invitation to all citizens of Zagreb to visit Karlovac County. By the way, when comparing the continental tourism of Austria, Bavaria or Switzerland, it is important to emphasize that it strongly relies on domestic guests, while in our country this segment, which should be the main base, is very neglected. Both because of the lower standard, and because there is no habit. But these are just challenges that tourism professionals need to address, certainly not insurmountable obstacles.At the class, the people of Karlovac will show their neighbors from Zagreb their old traditional crafts and customs such as basket weaving, sewing Easter eggs, sneezing feathers and felting wool, and especially interesting will be the presentation of making jalba – headgear worn by married women in villages along the Kupa Ozalj and Karlovac, which is made of elastic material of hollow structure with a special knitting technique. Gourmets will surely be delighted by the arrival of about 30 Family Farms that will offer their cheeses, honey, buckwheat, corn flour, barley porridge, homemade juices and jams, fruits and mushrooms, medicinal preparations and bakery products, as well as wooden and ceramic kitchen equipment and pottery. At the Trad Food Spot, one of the best chefs in Karlovac County, Ivana Kuzmanić, will prepare traditional dishes from her region, and the youngest will be able to enjoy gastronomic workshops appropriate to their age. The presentation of the Karlovac freshwater aquarium and the inevitable Guinness strudel, as well as numerous other desserts such as the delicious Katarina Zrinska cake, will certainly arouse interest. At the all-day gathering of good neighbors on the central square of Zagreb, those present will be entertained by KUDs and tamburitza ensembles from Karlovac County and majorettes.We were interested in how much Karlovac tourism benefits from being in the vicinity of one of the most important destinations of continental tourism – Zagreb. The answer is logical – a lot. “Zagreb and Zagreb County are extremely important markets for us for several reasons. Traditionally, many Zagreb residents come to swim in our rivers in the summer season, and many of us also have holiday homes, most often along the Mrežnica River. Furthermore, in our work so far and contacts with hoteliers in the Zagreb area, we have come to the realization that they generally have little information about the tourist offer near Zagreb, and guests often ask them about the possibilities for excursion destinations. Given that this is a potential market of almost a million inhabitants, we are all working together (here, except for the tourist boards in our area, I mean both the private and public sectors) to develop tourism products that will be interesting to all ages and different interests. group. Despite the incentives provided by the Croatian National Tourist Board for DMK agencies, so far we have not found a tour operator who would be more seriously interested in including our offer in their arrangements. With the opening of Aquatika, something started a little, but we are still a transit destination with a short stay in the county, says the head of the Tourist Office, Dina Begić, adding that Karlovac County (except the city of Zagreb) has been the leading continental county in terms of the number of overnight stays and arrivals for many years.Karlovac County recorded an increase of 28 percent of overnight stays”Last year, 2016, we ended up with 474 overnight stays, and this year we have already crossed 000 overnight stays. With an increase of 350.000 percent compared to the same period in 28, it is realistic to expect that this year we will have an even better overall result at the end of the year. Our guests most often visit our rivers in the bathing season, then come for rafting and canoeing, and more and more for cycling trails which we try to connect all that is most attractive to tourists. They also come to our camps a lot, and in recent years they have been especially interested in Robinson camps, mostly located along Mrežnica.”, Reminds Dina Begić, adding that they try to develop their tourism products in accordance with the guidelines set in the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia, which are, above all, various forms of active holidays combined with traditional gastronomic offer, and work on branding local gastronomy in collaboration with caterers.The director of the Karlovac Tourist Board believes that continental tourism is possible throughout the year. “Our hotels and restaurants are open all year round and the offer is mostly such that it is possible, not perhaps in all segments of the tourist offer (those that are also dependent on weather conditions, such as cycling and rafting) but in a good part it is possible. There will be even better results when a tour operator is interested in this area of ​​ours, here I mean the whole of continental Croatia, which offers much more than the coastal part of Croatia where the first motive is the arrival of the sun and the sea.”, Concludes Dina Begić.In any case, it is certainly wise and desirable to use Zagreb as one of the primary markets, both because of its proximity as a weekend destination, and because of the size and financial power of the market. The more the better. Perhaps it would be interesting to open an info tourist office of the Karlovac County Tourist Board in Zagreb, which would be constantly present and tell various stories from Karlovac County. What is certain is that continental tourism can and must last throughout the year, and the proximity of Zagreb is certainly a big plus and potential for Karlovac County.Related news: UNIQUE TOURIST GUIDE THROUGH KARLOVAC COUNTY PRESENTEDlast_img read more

China ‘urgently needs’ medical gear and masks as virus toll tops SARS

first_imgTian said authorities were taking steps to bring in masks from Europe, Japan and the US, while the foreign ministry said countries including South Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and Hungary had donated medical supplies.All but one of the 57 new deaths reported Monday were in Wuhan and the rest of Hubei province, most of which has been under lockdown for almost two weeks.The national death toll reached 361 — exceeding the 349 mainland fatalities from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2002-03.The number of infections also jumped significantly, passing 17,200.SARS, caused by a pathogen similar to the new coronavirus and also originated in China, killed 774 people — with most other deaths in Hong Kong.The virus is taking an increasing economic toll, shutting down businesses across China, curbing international travel and impacting production lines of major global brands.The Shanghai stock market plunged almost eight percent Monday on the first day of trading since the holiday as investors played catch-up with last week’s global retreat.In Wuhan, which has been transformed from a bustling industrial hub into a near-ghost town, residents have been living in deep fear of catching the virus.The city’s medical facilities have been overwhelmed, with state news agency Xinhua reporting Monday that 68 medical teams of 8,300 staff had been sent to Hubei.And amid mounting pressure, the government has been racing to build two new hospitals to treat the infected.The first of those, a 1,000-bed facility, was due to open on Monday, just 10 days after construction began.However, with the death toll surging in Wuhan and other areas of Hubei, it was not immediately clear what overall impact the hospitals would have on containing the epidemic.The industrial city of Wenzhou, 800 kilometers (500 miles) to the east, was placed under a similar lockdown to Wuhan on Sunday and its nine million people ordered to stay indoors.The emergence of the virus coincided with the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions travel across the country for family reunions.Originally scheduled to end last Friday, the holiday was extended by three days to give authorities more time to deal with the crisis.But some major cities — including Shanghai — extended it again, and many schools and universities have delayed the start of new terms.Road traffic on Sunday, when hundreds of millions of people would have been expected to return to their cities of work, was down 80 percent, the transport ministry said.Train journeys were down 74 percent on last year, according to Xinhua, and plane trips a fifth.Many companies offered staff the option to work from home or defer travel, or simply remained closed.The G7 countries — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United States — have all confirmed cases of the virus. The US, Australia, New Zealand and Israel have banned foreign nationals from visiting if they have been in China recently, and they have also warned their own citizens against travelling there.Many nations have evacuated hundreds of their citizens from China — with some forcing them into quarantine on their return — and more airlines are cancelling services to the mainland. The foreign ministry Monday criticized the US for being the first to evacuate nationals without providing “substantial assistance” to China.The US actions had caused “panic”, said spokeswoman Hua Chunying.Mongolia, Russia and Nepal have closed their land borders, while semi-autonomous Hong Kong announced Monday it was closing all but two land crossings.Also on Monday the Cruise Lines International Association, that represents some of the world’s largest operators, said vessels will deny boarding to passengers and crew who have recently travelled to China.Last week over 6,000 passengers spent around 12 hours in lockdown on the Costa Smeralda cruise ship in an Italian port until two Chinese tourists feared to have the virus tested negative. China said Monday it urgently needed medical equipment and surgical masks as the death toll from a new coronavirus jumped above 360, making it more deadly than the SARS crisis nearly two decades ago.The 57 new deaths confirmed Monday was the single-biggest daily increase since the virus was detected late last year in the central city of Wuhan, where it is believed to have jumped from animals at a market into humans.The virus has since spread to more than 24 countries despite many governments imposing unprecedented travel bans on arrivals coming from China. The World Health Organization has declared the crisis a global health emergency, and the first foreign death from the virus was confirmed in the Philippines on Sunday.”What China urgently needs at present are medical masks, protective suits, and safety goggles,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a press briefing.Authorities in provinces that are home to more than 300 million people — including Guangdong, the country’s most populous — have ordered everyone to wear masks in public in an effort to contain the virus. But factories capable of producing around 20 million masks a day are only operating at between 60 and 70 percent of capacity, industry department spokesman Tian Yulong said, adding that supply and demand remained in “tight equilibrium” as a result of the Lunar New Year break.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

first_imgTaiwan would welcome a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, its foreign ministry said on Monday, a trip that would infuriate Beijing which views him as a dangerous separatist.The Dalai Lama has not visited the Chinese-claimed, democratic island under the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, who first took office in 2016. He last came in 2009.In a birthday message via video link to supporters in Taiwan on Sunday, the Dalai Lama said he would like to visit again. “As the political scenario changes, it may be that I’ll be able to visit you in Taiwan again. I hope so. Whatever happens I’ll remain with you in spirit,” he said on his website.Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou said the government had not yet received an application for him to travel to the island but would handle it under “relevant rules” if one came.”We will, in accordance with the principle of mutual respect and at a time of convenience for both sides, welcome the Dalai Lama to come to Taiwan again to propagate Buddhist teachings,” Ou added.Beijing is deeply suspicious of Taiwan’s president, believing she wishes to push for the island’s formal independence. Tsai says Taiwan is already an independent country called the Republic of China, its official name. Taipei-Beijing relations have worsened further since Taiwan offered to receive Hong Kong people who wish to leave the city after China passed a new national security law last week, an offer Beijing has condemned.The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.China accuses him of being a “splittist”, but he says he only wants genuine autonomy for his remote Himalayan homeland. center_img Topics :last_img read more

AREC 2018 Gold Coast: Kidnapped Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout receives standing ovation

first_imgFreed hostages Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout and Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan, seated together at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, 26/11/2009.It was August 23, 2008 when Lindhout, a Canadian journalist and her colleague, Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan, were abducted by militants on the outskirts of Mogadishu, in Somalia.They had been driving out of town, with armed guards, to do a story at a refugee camp when they were ambushed and kidnapped.“We saw a vehicle that was pulled over on the side of the road and it grabbed our attention,” she said.“What unfolded was something out of your worst nightmare or a Hollywood movie.”Lindhout explained how a dozen men emerged, their faces wrapped in scarfs — it was the start of a 460-day nightmare.“The first long days turned into the first weeks which somehow became months,” she said.“Sometimes we were blindfolded — certainly we always knew there was the possibly of death.” Screengrab from Al-Jazeera TV reportedly showing kidnapped hostages Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout and Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan while in captivity.The pair attempted to escape and had a taste of freedom before they were recaptured. Lindhout’s treatment then became more brutal. She was chained up in a black room and tortured by her kidnappers.“I remember at this point in captivity thinking I had lost everything,” she said.“I didn’t see the sky. I never had the feeling of a breeze. I had lost my own name. I didn’t laugh once.“There I was, 27 years old, in a pitch black room in Somalia.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoLindhout said it was the ability to forgive and gain compassion for her captors that ultimately pulled her through.“When I touched on this tiny seed of compassion it felt like relief, almost like a truth,” she said. “I guess what I discovered was the human spirit. My determination to survive grew.” Photo from a facebook support site for Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout showing Lindhout (right) and Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan.Lindhout and Brennan’s ordeal finally ended in November 2009 when a $1 million ransom was paid and they were freed. They then began the long journey to recovery.“I remember struggling to know who I was,” she said.“Freedom was really hard for me to grasp.”“Over these last eight and half years I’ve gone on such a journey of every emotion that you can imagine.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:30Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenAREC 2018 promo video00:30But she said it was something she battled with daily.“Every morning when I wake I want to be a forgiving person,” she said.“The truth is there are a lot of days I can’t quite get there.“On those days where I can’t get there, forgiveness, understanding or compassion is just a distant point in the horizon, (but) then I point my feet in that direction and try again the next day. It gets easier and again it’s something that I do for myself.” AREC 2018: ‘EVERYONE THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY’ AREC 2018: PERSISTENCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS In June 2015 one of their captors, Ali Omar Ader, was lured to Ottawa where he was arrested and both Lindhout and Brennan faced him, in court, for the first time last year.More recently, at the end of March this year, both Lindhout and Brennan, who now lives in Tasmania, faced Ader again, this time to deliver powerful victim impact statements.“I’ve been given a second chance at my life and I really want to make my time in this planet matter,” she told the crowd.“It’s really only when you learn how to let go that you will have peace and freedom.”Since her release Lindhout has embarked on a philanthropic career, has written a New York Times best-selling book and regularly speaks publicly about her kidnappping experience and how it has shaped who she is.center_img Amanda Lindhout survived 460 days as a hostage in Somalia. The former war reporter turned best-selling author and international speaker hit the stage at AREC 2018.KIDNAPPED Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout received a standing ovation on the Gold Coast after sharing her incredible story of survival.Lindhout was the final speaker in front of more than 4,000 participants attending the two-day Australasian Real Estate Conference on the Gold Coast in Queensland today. Fighting back tears, the 36-year-old had the entire room captivated as she took the audience through her kidnapping ordeal.last_img read more

End of Life Choice Bill will make New Zealand a ‘dangerous place’ – Sir Bill English

first_imgNewsHub 1 April 2019Family First Comment: “This law will make New Zealand a dangerous place for people who are young and suicidal or old and think they’re a burden, or people with disabilities. If they have a bad day, where they wish they weren’t alive, we should be offering them kindness – but what we’re going to offer is to kill them.”Protect.org.nzSir Bill English has warned against making euthanasia legal in New Zealand, saying descriptions of the End of Life Choice Bill as a “slippery slope” don’t go far enough.The former Prime Minister says the Bill, initially tabled by ACT leader David Seymour, will make New Zealand a “dangerous place”.“This is a serious issue that could change the nature of our country,” he told The Project on Monday.“This law will make New Zealand a dangerous place for people who are young and suicidal or old and think they’re a burden, or people with disabilities.“If they have a bad day, where they wish they weren’t alive, we should be offering them kindness – but what we’re going to offer is to kill them.”But Seymour says while it’s easy to “speculate and fearmonger”, data shows countries haven’t seen a rise in youth suicide or back-flipped on their decision to legalise euthanasia. He says the law change won’t put anyone at unnecessary risk.“What this End of Life Choice Bill will do is put in a regime of safeguards… that will be sufficiently safe and give better protection to people.”But Sir Bill says any law change on euthanasia sets a dangerous precedent that could give rise to worrying developments – particularly in regards to mental health.“It’s worse than a slippery slope… once you start saying ‘we’ll drop the ban on killing, some people can choose to be killed’ – how do you stop more and more and more?”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/04/end-of-life-choice-bill-will-make-new-zealand-a-dangerous-place-sir-bill-english.htmllast_img read more

Eaglets shove aside Korea, ready for World Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts NSCDC dismisses officer over alleged murder Korea issues 1,424 visas to Nigerians in two years Korea, Nigeria trade volume decreases Golden Eaglets of Nigeria showed class as they defeated South Korea 4-2 in their second friendly game played at HWT Sports Academy in Sao Paulo on Wednesday evening.Samson Tijani’s shot outside the box was headed into goal by Divine Nwachukwu in the 6th minute. It was an early goal, but the South Koreans were not rattled by the goal. Rather, they attacked their more illustrious opponents and were rewarded by a penalty three minutes later after Usman Mohammed fouled Hong Sungwook inside the box.Steven Sunday in goal for Nigeria streched full lenght in an attempt to stop the low drive penalty taken by Oh Jaehyeok, but he could not stop the kick from.It was 1-1 after 10 minutes. The Koreas were all over the Eaglets, piling pressure, winning the balls in the midfield tussle and launching attack after attack, but their efforts only yielded some corner kicks and some shots on goal, which failed to beat Sunday. The Koreans were rewarded with another corner kick in the 40th minute and this time around, it was well taken by Lee Taeseok and Choi Minseo rose highest to nod the ball into the net and give the Asians the lead 2-1. The lead only lasted for a minute as the Golden Eaglets equalized through a goal mouth scramble. Olakunle Olusegun was well positioned to hit a low drive into the net.Monsur Abdulsalam and Divine Nwachukwu gave way for Akinkunmi Amoo and Jabaar Ibraheem at the begining of second half. The fresh legs gave the Eaglets fresh initiatives in the attack. When it appeared that the game was headed for a draw with five minutes remaining, Jabaar set up Olusegun again with a defence splitting pass and the attacker dribbled both the defender and the goalkeeper to make it 3-2 for Nigeria in the 86th minute.Eaglets saved the best goal for the last when Jabaar laid a pass for Charles Etim at the edge of the box and the defender hit the ball with a curly shot that sailed into the net to give Nigeria a 4-2 victory. Tags: Korealast_img read more

McGinley handed Olympics role

first_imgRyder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley will once again lead Rory McIlroy into major competition after being announced as a leader of Ireland’s Olympic golf team for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016. The 47-year-old from Dublin led Europe to Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles in September and was hailed by McIlroy, the Belfast-born world number one who has opted to play for Ireland in Rio. Following the Ryder Cup success, McIlroy said: “He has just been the most wonderful captain. I think I speak on behalf of all the 12 players and say he couldn’t have done anything else. He was fantastic. Press Associationcenter_img “From the first day we got here, the speeches that he gave, the videos he showed us, the people that he got in to talk to us, the imagery in the team room, it all tied in together. “It was all part of the plan, all for the cause of trying to win this Ryder Cup, and he was meticulous in his planning. He left no stone unturned.” The Olympic Council of Ireland announced 17 leaders, including: McGinley (golf), Kevin Ankrom (athletics), Joseph Hennigan (boxing), Brian Nugent (cycling), Sally Filmer (gymnastics), Mike Heskin (hockey), Peter Banks (swimming). Also named were Tom Reidy (badminton), Ike Jacob (canoeing), Jeffrey C McCready (clay pigeon shooting), Triona Connors (horse sport), Ciaran Ward (judo), Lindsey Weedon (modern pentathlon), Morten Espersen (rowing), Gillian McDarby (rugby sevens), James O’Callaghan (sailing) and Chris Kitchen (triathlon). The leaders are “the person having the overall responsibility for that sport”, the Olympic Council of Ireland said. “They will also be accountable for their athletes’ performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, under the overall leadership of the Team Ireland chef de Mmssion, Kevin Kilty.” last_img read more

Registrations begins for DEFY swim lessons

first_imgELLSWORTH — Registration has begun for swim lessons at the Down East Family YMCA later this month, DEFY announced in a statement Friday.Swim lessons will begin Monday, Feb. 27, and will run for seven weeks. Lessons will be made available in both the morning and evening Monday through Saturday for children over the age of six months. A schedule can be found online at www.DEFYMCA.org or at DEFY.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Rutherford half-century in vain as Thunder lose again

first_imgSYLHET, Bangladesh (CMC) – For the second straight day, Sherfane Rutherford found his best not good enough as his maiden Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) fifty failed to save Sylhet Thunder from their second defeat in as many days here yesterday.Asked to chase a massive 200 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium after Rangpur Rangers posted 199 for five from their 20 overs, Thunder declined to 161 all out in the final over, with the 21-year-old Rutherford blasting 60 from 37 balls.The left-hander, who has played three Twenty20 Internationals for West Indies, punched five fours and three sixes – posting 38 for the third wicket with Mohammad Mithun (30) and a further 39 for the fourth with Shafiqullah (10).Rutherford was eventually seventh out in the 17th over, perishing via run-out, with Thunder still requiring 55 from 20 deliveries.Only Thursday, Rutherford grabbed a career-best three-wicket haul with his right-arm medium pace but Thunder lost to Cumilla Warriors in a dramatic super-over.Riders skipper Australian Shane Watson had earlier top-scored with 68 from 36 balls to lay the platform for a challenging total.He belted half-dozen fours and five sixes, putting on 77 off 51 balls for the first wicket with Mohammad Naim (42) and 61 for the second wicket with Cameron Delport (25).Both Watson and Deport fell in successive deliveries in the 15th over from new-ball pacer Ebadat Hossain (2-30) with the score on 138 but Mohammad Nabi lashed two sixes in 23 to sustain the momentum in the late stages of the innings.Rutherford claimed one from 28 from his four overs while former West Indies left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie proved expensive, leaking 56 runs from his four overs and picking up just one wicket.Thunder lie bottom of the seven-team standings with a single win in 10 matches while Rangers are one from bottom with four wins from 10 outings.last_img read more

No. 4 Syracuse field hockey’s success off penalty corners leads to 5-1 victory over No. 2 Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Roos Weers fired a pass into Duke’s defensive zone. The ball bounced and hit Emma Lamison in the face. Unfazed by the hit, Lamison kept pushing forward, drawing a penalty corner for the Orange.“I got the corner, so that’s all that matters,” Lamison said.After SU huddled around and decided its plan, Lamison lined up, ready to insert the penalty corner. She hit the ball to Elaine Carey, who set the ball for Weers. Weers bent down and hit a line drive in the top of the net, putting the Orange ahead 1-0.A few plays later, Jennifer Bleakney was the one inserting the penalty corner for the Orange. Weers again shot the ball, landing past the diving Sammi Steele for SU’s second goal of the game.“(Steele) is smaller than normal goalies,” Weers said. “Normally I aim low … but (the coaches) told me to go high.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 4 Syracuse’s (11-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) success during penalty corners against No. 2 Duke (10-2, 3-2) was the main factor in SU’s 5-1 victory.The Blue Devils scored their first goal of the game with a little over six minutes remaining, coming off a penalty corner in which SU had just three defenders after an early start call led to the one-player drop. However, it was too late for Duke, which could not mount a comeback.SU started the game strong with its penalty corners, and for its third goal it was Lamison again inserting for the Orange. Weers got the ball but her shot bounced off the diving Steele and dribbled back into play. Lamison, standing right near the corner of the goal, was ready and tapped in a rebound goal.Two penalty corners later, Lamison again had her chance to tap in a rebound. A Lies Lagerweij shot got caught up in the middle of a scrum of Duke and SU players and the ball dribbled right to Lamison. She hit the ball in for her second goal of the day.“The ball basically came to my stick and it was just a quick reaction right into the goal,” Lamison said on her first goal. “You don’t have time to settle it down, you just have to one touch it right in.”Lamison’s goal put Syracuse at 4-for-6 on penalty corners for the day – a percentage abnormally high in field hockey. The team scored its fifth goal, also off a penalty corner, just a few minutes after Duke’s first of the game. SU finished the day 5-for-10 on corners. Duke on the other hand, was just 1-for-6.Up 4-1, the insertion off the team’s last penalty corner in the game landed in front of Elaine Carey. Carey settled the ball, wound up and hit a ball past the diving Steele. She turned around and let out a scream before hugging her teammates. The shot gave SU its fifth penalty corner goal of the game and the last goal in SU’s upset victory over Duke.“You never know what to think. Once it starts happening you get into a routine and you feel it,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s like a free throw. You hit ‘em, you keep hitting them.” Comments Published on October 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturcolast_img read more