easyJet, the leading European airline, continues to expand into the Croatian market with the opening of seven new routes from Croatia.New routes include four new routes from Pula to Basel, Liverpool, London Southend and Milan Malpensa. In this way, EasyJet expands the choice of Croatian passengers in connection with European primary destinations, as well as European tourists with Croatia.”We are very excited to launch seven new routes from Croatia next year, offering over a million points for sale during 2018 to and from Croatia. We expect a record summer next year, with more than 3.100 flights and more than 540.000 seats offered for sale to and from Croatia in July and August 2018. Since our first flight to Croatia in 2009, easyJet has transported more than 3,8 million customers , supporting the growing Croatian tourism industry.With over 46 routes from Croatia, easyJet is committed to making travel easy and affordable for our Croatian customers by offering them a wide connection with major European cities, whether it is a business trip, the so-called. city break trip or visit friends and relativesSaid Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet.This year, the airline transported a record number of passengers to and from Croatia, ie more than 910.000 passengers, which is an increase of 35% compared to the previous year. easyJet now connects Croatia with six European countries and over 23 destinations across Europe, including Amsterdam, Geneva and Paris-Orly, and currently serves 46 routes from four Croatian airports, Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar.
Advertisement Mauricio Pochettino has been hopeful that Spurs would play at their new stadium before the end of the campaign (Getty Images)Should Spurs indeed be back at White Hart Lane for April, their first game will either be against Brighton, managed by former Tottenham player Chris Hughton on Sunday, April 7 or the following weekend against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, April 13.That would depend on whether or not Brighton successfully overcome Championship side Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-final on March 17. Should the Seagulls win that game, their semi-final would be scheduled for either April 7 or April 8 meaning their match with Spurs would have to be moved.As well as Brighton and Huddersfield, Spurs also have to play West Ham at home on April 27 and Everton on the final day of the season on May 15. There is another home game with Crystal Palace to be played too after that was rescheduled following their own progress in the FA Cup.Spurs will be hoping to play Champions League football at their new stadium as well depending on whether or not they can avoid a capitulation against Borussia Dortmund in the last-16. They hold a 3-0 advantage from the first leg ahead of the return tie in Germany on Tuesday.Before Spurs’ game against Leicester City last month, Mauricio Pochettino said: ‘My wish is to play at the new stadium before the end of the season.‘We’ll see what happens. My gut feeling is that it’s going to be tough but my wish, my hope and my dream is to finish this season playing in the new stadium.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Tottenham are hoping to move into their new ground in April (Getty Images)Tottenham Hotspur are hopeful that Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the north London derby will be their final home game at Wembley this season as they seek to move into their new stadium in April, according to the Evening Standard.Spurs had originally hoped to be in place at their new 62,062 all-seater capacity for the Premier League game against Liverpool in September, however, issues with the safety systems in place inside the stadium has resulted in numerous delays.There is a growing sense of optimism within the club, though, that their long wait to move in will be at an end next month, which would mean Spurs fulfilling their final five home games of the season at their new stadium, as well as potentially a Champions League quarter-final.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpurs still have to stage two test events at the stadium before they can host a match there but they plan to do so before the end of this month with Spurs not scheduled to have any home games until the start of April. There is also an upcoming international break which gives Spurs time to do the tests.ADVERTISEMENT Tottenham hopeful of completing new stadium move ahead of season run-in in April Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Mar 2019 11:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link
Johannesburg: Former South African captain Graeme Smith is reportedly in the running to become the Proteas’ first-ever Director of Cricket. The position has been created in the wake of its 2019 World Cup performance. Graeme Smith, who is regarded as one of the most influential captains in the history of South African cricket, told ESPNCricinfo that he was among those interviewed for the post.South Africa has struggled to replace the likes of AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel who all retired in the space of the past two years.They crashed out of the 2019 World Cup in the group stage with just three wins after which they were handed a 3-0 thrashing by India in a recent Test series. They had also lost to Sri Lanka in a home Test series earlier in the year, the first time ever that they lost a Test series against an Asian side in South Africa. IANSAlso Read: No Decision Yet on Ashwin’s Future in KXIP, Says Anil KumbleAlso Watch: Assam TET 2019 to be held tomorrow morning
The Department of Public Safety met with the Association of Indian Students to discuss methods for improving student-officer relationships, on Monday.The meeting, held at the USC University Religious Center, addressed students’ concerns at their annual international foods festival.Erwin Valencia, the community relations officer for DPS, meets regularly with AIS and suggested that the organization should invite DPS to their foods festival this semester. Valencia, who is also the international student liaison for DPS, stressed the importance of strong relationships in the USC and overall L.A. community.“The idea here is that the students can get to know us more,” Valencia said. “That way, in the future, if they need something or if they become victims of something, they know DPS officers are here for them.”Valencia encouraged students to reach out to him via telephone and Facebook, about issues ranging from petty theft to landlord abuse.“If they need something and they reach out, we want to look for a possible solution to the problem,” Valencia said.Students also sought to discuss homelessness, theft and other prevalent issues affecting the USC community. According to Valencia, several student body associations have organized events with DPS aimed at improving student-officer relations, especially in light of the current presidential administration.According to DPS Chief John Thomas, student citizenship status is not a concern among DPS or LAPD officers, and DPS is working to relieve this fear through similar community relations events. Thomas said LAPD has no authority to ask people for their immigration status, which has been a department policy since 1979. Thomas stressed DPS’ commitment to USC students and the community surrounding USC, especially expressing their willingness to help the international student population.Thomas said that many international students are unaware of the help available to them at the University. Thomas continued to explain that citizens from certain countries such as India do not have close relationships with police, which often causes mistrust in the police system. However, he expressed his and DPS’ availability and readiness to all students.“In America, the police work for the people,” said Thomas. “We’re an extension of the people, whereas in other countries the police are an extension of the state.”
It’s been mentioned frequently during the 2016 European Championship that Belgium have reached the dizzy heights of number one in the FIFA world rankings.In fact, the Belgians are currently ranked second in the world, behind Argentina, but are they really Europe’s top national team?Step forward the Elo rating system: a method of ranking competitors that was originally developed for rating chess players, but has also been adapted and applied to football. *The basic principle of the Elo system is that the difference in ratings between two opposing teams provide a prediction for the result of a fixture. The rating is then updated based on how the teams perform.If a team performs better than expected the rating increases, if they perform worse than expected, the rating decreases (for more explanation, click here).Check out the top eight national teams at Euro 2016, based on the Elo ranking system, in the slideshow above, correct up to and including results on 19 June 2016. 7. Portugal are ranked the seventh best team at Euro 2016, with 1859 Elo points 8. Croatia are ranked the eighth best team at Euro 2016, with 1814 Elo points*. Click the right arrow above to find the top ranked teams at the Euros… 8 5. Italy are ranked the fifth best team at Euro 2016, with 1909 Elo points 8 6. Belgium are ranked the sixth best team at Euro 2016, with 1885 Elo points 8 8 3. France are ranked the third best team at Euro 2016, with 1945 Elo points 1. Germany are ranked the best team at Euro 2016, with 2013 Elo points 8 8 2. Spain are ranked the second best team at Euro 2016, with 2003 Elo points 8 8 4. England are ranked the fourth best team at Euro 2016, with 1942 Elo points