This is one of the most financially valuable EU-funded projects in the City of Gospić in the last few decades and Gospić is the first city in Lika-Senj County to start implementing the project. The project, which started in July 2017, includes the implementation of the next generation fixed broadband access network (NGA) with a speed of 100 Mbit / s in all settlements of the City of Gospić, Otočac and Plitvice Lakes Municipality where high-speed broadband access services are currently not available. that is, in areas where operators do not plan to invest in real estate in the next three yearsnext-generation broadband access networks. With the implementation of the project, every village and hamlet in these areas of Lika will have access to a high-speed Internet network. This is very important news for too growing tourism of Lika because the poor internet network was what guests often complained about, and the implementation of high-speed broadband access will greatly contribute to improving the quality of economic development. The City of Gospić as the project holder, along with the City of Otočac and the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes participating in the project, was approved financial resources in the maximum amount of HRK 75 million for the implementation Broadband Internet Infrastructure Development Project for the area of the City of Gospić worth a total of HRK 98 million.
Nicole Renault was getting ready to go to sleep. She turned off her lights in her room and began to climb into her bed. Then she noticed the lights flickering in the living room of her South Campus apartment.It was Renault’s new roommate who was flipping the light switch up and down. She wasn’t making a great first impression on Renault.“I didn’t know her at the time,” Renault said. “It was my second night here.”But later that week, her roommate, Melissa Piacentini, told Renault she has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Four years later, Piacentini is Syracuse’s all-time leader in points (112), goals (53) and assists (59).A few weeks ago, Piacentini was procrastinating on an essay. Instead of writing the essay, she wrote about living with OCD instead. She posted it on a blog called “Tini’s Thoughts.” Since then, she’s gotten feedback from people she knows and people she doesn’t. Family and friends. Teammates, too.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHer hockey career is wrapping up as SU begins the College Hockey America tournament on Friday, when the Orange will face Penn State in the semifinals. But when the Orange’s season finishes, whether in the conference or NCAA tournament, Piacentini will lose a sport that’s helped her curb her anxiety disorder.“The sport of ice hockey has been a way for me to control my OCD,” Piacentini wrote. “It’s been a gateway to escape reality. Anyone who plays the game knows exactly what I’m talking about — the game helps escape reality.”She first began developing symptoms in her sophomore year of high school, long after she began playing hockey as a 4-year-old. Piacentini would play with her lights at home. She would constantly turn on her house’s faucets. She would open doors and immediately close them. She began hopping over lines on her floor.What were once unnoticeable objects became immovable obstacles for Piacentini, who would spend up to half an hour managing her compulsions.“If there’s a rug and a hardwood floor, that really throws me off,” Piacentini said. “I don’t like those.”Her older brother, Rob, also had OCD that caused him to perfectly align the family’s shoes and welcome mat at their front door. But Piacentini’s parents say her compulsions were worse than Rob’s. Tony Piacentini, her father, said she seemed superstitious and like she was in a trance when she started developing her compulsions.Fortunately for Piacentini, her anxiety disorder has never affected her on the ice. In her new blog, titled “Tini’s Thoughts,” she wrote that the sport alleviates her anxiety that she experiences every day.Piacentini can’t help but to pay attention to the game while she’s on the ice. The sport’s fast play controls her thoughts and reactions as the puck could carom in any direction in an instant. Piacentini says she’s always ready for the puck to fall right in front of her stick.“Your mind is always being taken over by what’s happening in the play,” Piacentini said. “You never really know what’s going to happen. That instantaneous, on-the-spot thinking is what I like best about it.”Her OCD does affect her in the game’s down moments. She occasionally has to squirt her water bottle while on the bench. She straps, un-straps, and re-straps her helmet back together. Sometimes, she has to use a specific puck in practice.But her teammates, including Renault, say they’ve never seen it affect her in-game. And because most people don’t notice it, she’s not self-conscious about it. Head coach Paul Flanagan said he didn’t even know about Piacentini’s disorder until her sophomore year.Moriah Ratner | Staff Photographer“Somebody told me,” Flanagan said, “… I guess those are things you’re supposed to ask kids now.”In her blog, Piacentini also wrote about her team’s policy of leaving their shoes and cell phones outside Syracuse’s locker room at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The shoe policy is meant to prevent salt intended for snow removal to affect the players’ skates. The cell phone policy is designed to prevent distractions from the team.To Piacentini, leaving her shoes and cell phone outside the locker room is similar to leaving her OCD outside of her body, she wrote in her blog. Piacentini added that she knows she can’t get rid of her disorder, but she can ease it by occupying her mind.Inside SU’s weight room are sayings posted on the wall. There’s an area in between years listed where a dash should connect the two numbers. But that dash is missing. Flanagan and Piacentini both noticed it one day.“‘That bothers me,’” Flanagan recalls Piacentini saying. “And every time I look up there, I think, I gotta get that fixed for her. Because I don’t want it to bother her.”Flanagan has called someone to add the dash and has thought about fixing the error by drawing it with a blue marker.But next year, Piacentini’s issues can’t be solved with a simple dash. Next year, Piacentini won’t have a locker room to leave her shoes outside of and her cell phone behind. She won’t have her “release” in hockey. She will still have OCD, which she calls “a powerful existence” in her life.Piacentini isn’t sure what her next solution is. She’s heard of others replacing hockey with golf or tennis. She admits neither has hockey’s intensity.“The game takes over my mind,” Piacentini wrote in her blog. “And for that — I’m forever grateful.”By the end of March, hockey will stop. Her coping mechanism will be gone. And although she’s confident she’ll find something to help her cope with OCD, it will continue. Comments Published on March 1, 2016 at 11:11 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org Related Stories Melissa Piacentini hopes to cement legacy with Syracuse in final season Facebook Twitter Google+
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Ajaxajax amsterdamchampions leagueChampions League 2019-20 First Published: November 6, 2019, 12:41 AM IST The Champions League 2019-20 will see Chelsea and Ajax lock horns at the Stamford Bridge on Thursday (November 6). Chelsea, who had defeated Ajax last week in their Champions League away, will look to continue their positive run when they meet in the reverse fixture. Meanwhile, Ajax will eye for an early advantage against the Blues in their upcoming away game. Both the sides, Chelsea and Ajax, have six points in their kitty from three games played so far. The Champions League 2019-20 Chelsea vs Ajax fixture will commence at 1:30 am.Frank Lampard’s men may see N’Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso returning to the squad after recovering from the respective injuries. On the other hand, Ajax are expecting Edson Alvarez to be available for starting XI.UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Chelsea possible starting lineup vs Ajax: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Mount, Pulisic; AbrahamUEFA Champions League 2019-20 Ajax possible starting lineup vs Chelsea: Onana; Mazraoui, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Alvarez, Martinez; Neres, Van de Beek, Ziyech; TadicWhat time is kick-off?The game will kick-off at 1:30 am IST on November 6. There are eight Champions League games tonight with two of them in the early 11:25 pm slot and six that will start at 1:30 am on November 6.What TV channel is it on?Sony will show every game from the Champions League LIVE in India this season. Chelsea vs Ajax will be LIVE on Sony Ten2 SD and HD on Tuesday night.How can I stream it?The Champions League Chelsea vs Ajax live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users.