Green Sail encourages positive practices in nautical tourism

first_imgGreen Sail, an initiative that encourages environmental practices within the nautical sector, with the aim of contributing to the development of sustainable tourism in Croatia, recorded a video on the positive practice of using a fishing rod with a net to remove waste in the Adriatic Sea.The Adriatic Sea is often described as crystal clear and attracts tourists from all over the world with its beauty. However, with the growing popularity of Croatia as a tourist destination, there are complex problems related to sustainable tourism. Moreover, pollution of the marine environment is one of the biggest environmental problems today and can cause serious consequences for the living conditions of marine underwater flora and fauna.Instead of the clean sea to which they are accustomed, locals are noticing more and more pollution in the form of plastic bags and bottles, fishing gear, glass, aluminum cans or styrofoam. Few, on the other hand, know that the average time for complete decomposition of a plastic bottle is at least 450 years, while plastic bags decompose on average in a period of 20 to 1000 years. The Green Sail initiative encourages the practice of using a fishing rod with a net during navigation to quickly and efficiently remove waste at sea.The rod is usually practical, foldable and portable and does not take up much space on a boat or sailboat. The handle, which is resistant to slipping, extends very easily and quickly and achieves a long range. Moreover, the rounded corners allow easy access to hard-to-reach areas.last_img read more

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Arsenal fans send transfer plea to David Alaba after Lucas Hernandez joins Bayern Munich

first_imgArsenal fans send transfer plea to David Alaba after Lucas Hernandez joins Bayern Munich Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 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 CitySo when the German giants wrapped up a deal for Atletico Madrid left-back Hernandez on Wednesday, Gooners immediately began dreaming about the prospect of Alaba arriving in north London.Hernandez has long been linked with a move to the Allianz Arena and Bayern finally got their man for a club-record fee of €80million (£68m).The France World Cup-winner has signed a five-year contract with Niko Kovac’s side and will join up with his new team-mates ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. Arsenal fans are urging the club to make a move for David Alaba (Picture: Getty)Arsenal fans are collectively calling for David Alaba to join them this summer after Bayern Munich completed a club-record deal for Lucas Hernandez.Last week, Alaba admitted that he’s open to the idea of leaving Bayern and, in the candid interview, the 26-year-old left-back once again raised the fact that he’s a lifelong Arsenal.‘I was [an Arsenal fan as a child]. When you’ve been an Arsenal fan as a kid you will be one your whole life in some way,’ he said.The Austrian, who has won a Champions League and seven Bundesliga titles with Bayern, has also made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League one day.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT 80 million for Hernandez !? Mmhmm Bayern 😂😂??That means Alaba to Arsenal is basically done— Mr Peanutbutter (@DatGuySheeks) March 27, 2019 PLAY by Metro Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Comment Read More Coming Next Top articles Read More Full Screen struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Read More Lucas Hernandez joins Bayern for a club-record fee of €80m (Picture: Getty)Hernandez, though, is not necessarily a straight replacement for Alaba as Bayern as both players are capable of playing in a number of positions.Alaba has played across the back four and is also comfortable in central midfield, while Hernandez has experience at centre-half as well as at left-back.However, this didn’t stop Arsenal supporters getting excited… Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Mar 2019 5:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Skip Video Settings SPONSORED Read More Advertisement Skip Ad 1/1 1 min. story / Read More MORE: Former Liverpool ace names the world’s best two goalkeepersShould Arsenal make a move for David Alaba?Yes!0%Nah, will never happen0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results About Connatix V67539 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Busiest auction week since Easter sees seven houses sell in one night

first_img MORE PROPERTY STORIES Brisbane’s first residential timber tower FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK “The activity in the market is quite extraordinary,” Ray White Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom said.“Buyer demand is strong which is creating serious competition and achieving outstanding sale prices.”Saturday’s Courier-Mail will feature a bumper 144-page Real Estate magazine to celebrate the reopening of onsite auctions and open homes as Queensland emerges from coronavirus hibernation with property values defying predicted falls of up to 30 per cent. Jobs are what will help homeowners now: RBA This property at 59 Sheffield St, Oxley sold at auction for $855,000. Photo: suppliedFORTY-one bidders lined up for a midweek auction bonanza in Brisbane’s south west that saw seven properties sell under the hammer in one evening.One Graceville property made more than $100,000 for its sellers in two years.The result comes as CoreLogic property data shows Brisbane auction volumes are at their highest level since mid-April, with 59 properties listed.This follows a 46.7 per cent clearance rate from 49 auctions in the week ending May 24. Ray White Sherwood — Graceville agent Lisette Schults-Rand said the south west region had sustained strong buyer interest throughout the coronavirus lockdowns and there was an urgency from buyers to get into the market. Ray White Sherwood — Graceville agent Lisette Schults-Rand. Photo: supplied“A lot of our buyers have been looking for three, even six months and they’re just trying to get in, whether they’re upsizing or downsizing. There has been very little on the market,” she said.New listing volumes are down almost 30 per cent on the same time last year and anything that is listing is being snapped up.Twelve properties went to auction through Ray White Sherwood-Graceville on Wednesday night with one property selling prior to auction and seven selling under the hammer. The main living area at 59 Sheffield St, Oxley. Photo: suppliedThe evening included the sale of two properties on Sheffield St, Oxley that were owned by the same vendors. The 700sq m residence at 59 Sheffield St, topped the auction bonanza when it sold under the hammer for $855,000 while the adjoining 400sq m vacant block sold for $385,000.The bargain first-home buyer sale of the night went to 2 Loyal St, Darra which sold for $366,000, slightly more than the $330,000 the current owners paid for it 10 years ago. 2 Loyal St, Darra. Photo: suppliedMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoWhile the renovated four-bedroom house at 9 Haldane St, Graceville made just over $100,000 in two years for the vendors when it sold for $700,000. 9 Haldane St, Graceville. Photo: suppliedAnd 10 Neata St, Corinda made nearly $500,000 for its owners when it sold for $570,000 — it’s first time on market since it sold for $90,000 in 1990.One of the newer properties to go to auction on Wednesday night was 12/8 Valance St Oxley. The three-bedroom townhouse was part of a complex built in 2017 and had an advertised rental rate of $495 a week. It sold for $470,500.“Confidence breeds confidence and 75 per cent of our buyers are local, so it’s a testament to this area, it’s really holding,” Ms Schults-Rand said.She said interstate buyers moving to Queensland for work were among the bidders, along with interstate investors.“When we saw the stock market have a little wobble, we saw many pull out of stocks and move into the property market.”Saturday will see around 16 properties head to auction across Brisbane including the four-bedroom, three-bathroom property at 60 Colston Rd, Grange which is being sold through Ian Cuneo of Ray White Ascot. 60 Colston Rd, Grange. Photo: suppliedlast_img read more

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‘World’s largest paedophile ring’ uncovered

first_img Share News ‘World’s largest paedophile ring’ uncovered by: – March 16, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet 9 Views   no discussions Police from around the world say they have broken up the largest internet paedophile ring yet discovered.Rob Wainwright, head of Europol, the European Police Agency, said the abuse network had 70,000 members and links to 30 countries.The operation has identified 670 suspects and 230 abused children.Detectives say 170 people have so far been arrested – and 121 of them were in the UK. Some 60 children have been protected in the UK.Speaking at a press conference at The Hague in the Netherlands, Mr Wainwright said the three-year investigation, Operation Rescue, involved infiltrating an online network.The network hid behind a legal online forum which operated out of the Netherlands – but its members came from around the world.Along with the Netherlands and UK, suspects have been identified in Australia, Italy, Canada and Thailand.The members of the network went into a private channel on the internet forum and then shared their films and images of abused children, said Mr Wainwright.However, child abuse investigators, including a team from the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, had already infiltrated the network and were posing as paedophiles to gather intelligence.The operation’s successes include tracking down two known British sex offenders who were found in Spain.Australian police have executed 51 search warrants and arrested 31 suspects, some of whom are thought to have held senior positions in the conspiracy.Source: BBC NewsPhoto Credit: Wikipedialast_img read more

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2 Mandurriao locals busted for ‘shabu’

first_imgThey were detained in the lockup cell of the Mandurriao police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN ILOILO City – Two drug suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Bolilao, Mandurriao district. Eight sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P15,000 were seized from John Kirby Dedal and Marilag Gilbuena Jr., a police report showed.center_img The suspects – both residents of the village – were caught after they sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P5,000 around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 1, the report added.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Swimmers At 3-Way Meet In Connersville

first_img3-Way Swim results at Connersville.Girls:  Connersville 55, Batesville 46. BHS 83, Rushville 10.Batesville Girls are 5-1 on the season.Boys:  Connersville 82, Batesville 19, BHS 74, Rushville 10.Batesville Boys are 1-1 on the season.Batesville Individual Event Winners:Girls: Emily Gutzwiller 200 IM/100 Breast, Ashley Daulton 100 Back.Batesville JV Event Winners:Girls: Maggie Schwettman-50 Free, Sarah Poltrack-100 Back, Lauren Caplinger 100 Breast, Boys: Drake Main-50 Free.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.last_img read more

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MSD dedicates yearbook page to school therapy dogs

first_imgAccording to the Sun-Sentinel, the dogs, who are a mix of Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Golden Doodles and at least one Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix, are from different South Florida groups including Canine Assisted Therapy Inc., Share-A-Pet, Therapy Dogs International and the Humane Society of Broward County. This year’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yearbook includes portraits of 14 therapy dogs who provided comfort to students after last year’s mass shooting.The specially-trained canines were brought to the school following the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting in Parkland and returned this school year by popular demand.We love that Chief loves his yearbook! Make sure to find him to sign it.— Aerie Yearbook (@AerieYearbook) May 14, 2019last_img read more

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The Latest: $6M fund for about 800 tennis players announced

first_imgThe Spanish Vuelta has already been cut short to 18 stages and will start on Oct. 20. That is five days before Paris-Roubaix.The International Cycling Union says racing will resume on Aug. 1 with the Strade Bianche in Italy and be followed by the postponed Milan San Remo classic on Aug. 8.Racing was suspended in March because of the pandemic.The UCI says the dates “remain subject to the lifting … of the restrictions relating to the organization of events put in place by the authorities in the concerned territories.”___ ___LeBron James promised the Class of 2020 something special for their virtual commencement celebrations, and he delivered.James revealed Tuesday that former President Barack Obama will speak during the one-hour special, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.” It will air simultaneously on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox on May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT.“You all worked so hard the past four years and deserve the best commencement we can bring to you and your family,” James tweeted Tuesday when making the announcement.The event will pay tribute to high schoolers graduating this year. “Graduate Together” will also air on TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, Complex Networks, PeopleTV and other digital platforms. The Sixers outlined a similar process for their 10 unplayed games. There are rollover and refund options for season ticket holders and single-game holders can request a refund. The Sixers had suspended season-ticket payments during the pandemic and will resume payments on June 12. The team will work with any ticket holders affected with financial difficulties.___The three biggest races in cycling will take place in a 72-day span and there will be an overlap of the Spanish Vuelta and the Giro d’Italia if competition resumes in August amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Tour de France’s start remains slated for Aug. 29 in the Riviera city of Nice. The season is now expected to end after the Spanish Vuelta on Nov. 8.The Giro d’Italia will run from Oct. 3-25 and overlap with the Spanish Vuelta and prestigious one-day races Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the Amstel Gold Race, Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders. ___The NBA will hold its fourth annual Jr. NBA Leadership Summit on May 15, a three-hour event headlined by a conversation between three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Basketball Hall of Fame honoree Doris Burke of ESPN.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will also take part, along with NBA coaches Doc Rivers and Rick Carlisle, Hall of Famer Dawn Staley, and former surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy. Jay Bilas will host.The theme throughout the event will be the effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on youth sports.The virtual conference will be streamed on and most of the league’s social network platforms. Second-division German soccer club Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in home isolation after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus.It’s the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing. It comes a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for soccer to return in empty stadiums.Aue didn’t name the staff member involved. All players, coaches and backroom staff will stay at home ahead of more coronavirus testing on Thursday.Ten people tested positive last week from the 36 clubs in the top two men’s divisions. That included two Cologne players and a staff member. The club did not put its squad in isolation.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___More than $6 million has been raised by the governing bodies of tennis for a relief fund aimed at lessening the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic on about 800 players. Spahn tells Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio that “the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other pro sports.”Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate’s coronavirus test.Germany’s top two soccer divisions are planning to return this month with a program of regular testing for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups until now and to observe social distancing.There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions.___ May 5, 2020 ___The Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers are set to offer refunds or credits for unplayed regular-season games at their shared arena because of the coronavirus pandemic. While neither the NHL or NBA has officially canceled the remainder of the season, or decided when and where the season may resume, both organizations on Tuesday decided to address the ticket status for games scheduled for the Wells Fargo Center.Flyers’ season ticket holders will receive a credit for the six unplayed home games, to be applied to their 2020-21 season payment due in June. They may also opt to receive a refund. Fans who bought single-game tickets will receive an automatic refund. All fans who purchased tickets through a secondary website, such as Stubhub, will need to contact that site for refund options. The Flyers policy is on their website. Associated Press The players and coaches on Spanish soccer club Eibar have released a statement expressing their concerns about restarting the season.They say they are “afraid of starting an activity” in which they will not be able to comply with physical distancing.They say they are concerned about getting infected and infecting their family members and friends and worry about the risk of another coronavirus outbreak because of soccer’s return.They demand “guarantees” and “responsibility” and say the return to action should only happen when everyone’s health is prioritized.The club itself did not appear to be involved with the statement.center_img The Latest: $6M fund for about 800 tennis players announced Players from Spanish league clubs are expected to resume practicing this week and matches could restart sometime in June. All players, coaches and club employees must be tested for COVID-19 before training resumes.___The European swimming championships have been pushed back to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be used as preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.The governing body of the sport in Europe says the championships have been postponed by exactly one year to May 10-23, 2021. They will stay in Budapest, Hungary.The final day is two months before the scheduled opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The European event had been provisionally pushed back to August when the original dates were not possible because of the pandemic.The championships include swimming, diving, open water swimming and synchronised swimming.___The head of the three English professional soccer leagues below the Premier League appealed for a “rescue package” during questioning at a parliamentary select committee hearing.English Football League chairman Rick Parry says clubs are facing a shortfall of about $250 million because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parry says “we are heading for a financial hole of about 200 million pounds … by the end of September.”Parry also advocated for salary caps. He told legislators that clubs are spending too much of their turnover on salaries as they chase promotion.Clubs are preparing for the loss of ticket revenue with crowds potentially not allowed back into stadiums in 2020.___The French Tennis Federation hopes professional players can resume individual training if the lockdown ends as planned on Monday. FFT president Bernard Giudicelli says the protocol proposed was “favorably received by the sports ministry” and could lead to the resumption of training and other amateur activities.Professional players would train on outside courts only at the national training center in western Paris or other approved training centers if approved. The national training center was made available for COVID-19 patients at the height of the virus outbreak.Social distancing will remain in place with all staff on site obliged to wear protective masks. Players will not be required to wear them under the proposed guidelines.All players must arrive alone and in their tennis gear and with their own rackets. Players will have a maximum of six balls and must serve only with their marked balls. All participants must keep their towels inside a bag throughout their stay.___ More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The WTA and ATP tours, the International Tennis Federation and the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments announced the formation of what they’re calling the “Player Relief Programme” on Tuesday.They say the money will go to women and men in singles and doubles.The WTA and ATP will oversee the distribution of the money.Players’ eligibility will be determined based on the rankings and past prize money earnings.Most professional tennis players rely on playing in tournaments for income and all sanctioned events have been scrapped since early March because of the COVID-19 outbreak. ___The tennis club where Novak Djokovic broke confinement rules in Spain says it mistakenly authorized the player to practice.The top-ranked Djokovic published a video of himself training in Marbella on Monday, in apparent violation of Spain’s current rules amid the coronavirus pandemic. Spain has eased some of the lockdown measures that have been in place since mid-March, allowing professional athletes to start training again individually. But most training centers and sports facilities must remain closed until next week. The Spanish tennis federation says players are not yet allowed to practice on courts. The club says it was “sorry that our interpretation of the regulation could have been erroneous.” Belgian soccer players and their fans are engaging in a virtual wave to support health care workers and raise money for the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgian soccer association is encouraging fans to upload short videos of themselves doing the wave. Just like Belgium internationals Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Jan Vertonghen.The association is giving fans the opportunity to upload videos until June 13. That is the date Belgium was set to play its first game at the European Championship. The tournament was postponed by a year because of the pandemic.___Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German soccer’s plans to resume the season with regular coronavirus testing after Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video flouting social distancing measures.last_img read more

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Wisconsin heads east

first_imgThe No. 2 Wisconsin men’s hockey team is off to its hottest start ever in league play, but it is going to have to put its WCHA schedule on hold as the Badgers prepare for the annual College Hockey Showcase.Wisconsin, which is 8-0-2 through its first 10 games, is only team left in the country that is unbeaten in league play.The Badgers travel to the state of Michigan this weekend to take on a struggling Michigan State Friday before a date with No. 1 Michigan Saturday.UW head coach Mike Eaves acknowledged it would be nice to continue WCHA play considering the hot the start, but knows that is not something he can dwell on.”It would be nice to be quite honest, but that’s not the way the schedule is,” Eaves said at a Monday news conference. “We’re going to go in and face a couple of different styles, and in the long run that’s going to be effective for us … having played these other teams.”The Badgers have not had a lot of success in the 12 years that they have taken part in the Showcase, going 5-18-1 over that span, but have turned things around lately.UW is 3-1-0 in the last two years, including a pair of victories on the road against these same teams two seasons ago.”I think our guys looked at that like ‘Hey, we did something special here,'” Eaves said. “We hadn’t had a lot of success in recent years, but to go in there and have the success that we did, was a statement to where we wanted to go.”While a coach couldn’t have asked for a much better start than Eaves has had from his team this year — including a sweep on the road at North Dakota and a three-point weekend against then-No. 1 Colorado College — there is no room to bask in that success.This is yet another big weekend in what is still a young season, and there is still work to be done as the Badgers look to improve and eventually, they hope to play their best hockey at the end of the year.”The bottom line is that [we have] points on the board, we have wins in the win column,” Eaves said. “As glad as we are … we are very much focused on getting better.”Gearing up for another No. 1Wisconsin took on one top-ranked team already this season when it faced Colorado College just two weeks ago, but the Badgers are already gearing up for another matchup with the new No. 1 team in the country, Michigan.There is no doubt that teams get fired up to take on top-ranked opponents, and the Badgers are a prime example of that. Thanks to a win and tie against the Tigers two weeks ago, UW is now 4-0-1 in its last five meetings with No. 1 teams.”It’s exciting, it’s always fun to play the number one team in the country,” assistant captain Tom Gilbert said after Sunday’s game. “We’re going to be ready for them.”This year’s College Hockey Showcase is turning out to be a mirror image of last year’s. The Badgers went up against a Michigan team that was No. 1 in the country at the time and won 3-1.The only difference — in both this year’s Showcase and in UW’s recent success against No. 1 teams — is that this weekend the team will be on the road.The matchup should provide fans with a great dessert following Thanksgiving as it pits the nation’s top offense against the country’s best defense.The stingy Badger defense, back-boned by junior goalie Brian Elliott, is allowing just 1.42 goals per game.Elliott leads the country with a .944 save percentage and is second with a 1.40 goals against average.Michigan, on the other hand, boasts a paltry 4.36 goals per game, thanks to a balanced scoring effort. They are led by sophomore Kevin Porter, who has eight goals, while junior T.J. Hensick leads the team with 19 points.Eaves is not expecting any surprises.”They never change their style — they’re just going to come,” Eaves said. “We’ll have to be ready for that.”Overlooking MSUThe Badgers will also be dealing with a similar situation as this time last year as they will face Michigan State the night before facing the top-ranked Wolverines.Last year, Wisconsin may have overlooked MSU, falling 4-0 before facing Michigan.While the Spartans are struggling — they are winless in their last six games — Eaves and the coaching staff is committed to making sure the team does not look too far ahead in the upcoming weekend.”We can learn our lesson from last year,” Eaves said. “We as coaches will certainly point that out … and not fall into that same trap.”last_img read more

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Syracuse club ice hockey develops recruiting foundation in New England, builds for future

first_imgSyracuse men’s club hockey coaches Nick Pierandri and Andrew Wolinski got their starts playing hockey at the Salisbury and Kent Schools respectively, two of the top prep school programs in both New England and the country.For Wolinski, who doubles as the team’s recruiting coordinator, his history with the area was only one of the reasons why SU’s first-ever recruitment search started there.Freshmen forwards Zach Bunick, Ben King and Rob VanRaamsdonk may represent the future for Syracuse men’s club hockey (8-7). As the first recruiting class in team history, the three former prep school athletes out of New England’s elite Division I hockey association are a key part of Pierandri’s push as a second-year head coach to reach the top of collegiate club hockey.“That’s a little bit of our bias,” Wolinski said. “There’s a very hard academic rigor at prep school so we know the quality of student we’re getting is better. They’re used to a lot of structure and a lot of demand from teachers.”Wolinski handles the inquiries of interested recruits, raises awareness for the pro-gram and attends a number of tournaments in search of potential athletes — using money out of his own salary from coaching. It was at one of these tournaments, the Chowder Cup in Boston, that Wolinski found King, who then attended the Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU “wasn’t even on the map,” King said, before he met Wolinski, but that began to change after talking to and exchanging numbers with the assistant coach.Unlike the NCAA programs King was in contact with, Syracuse’s club team didn’t re-quest for King to take a year off to play juniors hockey to develop more. For King, who had already lost a year by transferring to prep school, this made SU all the more attractive.The school that wasn’t on the map eventually became King’s school of choice, which he decided after an overnight visit at SU. Similar to many NCAA programs, the Or-ange coaches planned the overnights, which consisted of watching practices, talking to coaches and staying with a member of the team.It was at the overnight that King met VanRaamsdonk, who he would eventually be-come roommates with after both decided to attend SU.“We didn’t want to go random and we just thought that we were both on the team so it would just be easy and work out,” VanRaamsdonk said.The three recruits, particularly Bunick, have had an immediate effect in the first half of the season. The speedy Rivers School graduate quickly became a leader for the Orange offense, ranking second in total points scored, despite not appearing in two of the team’s 15 games.For Bunick, an S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications student that was ac-cepted after applying early decision, hockey was what “sealed the deal” in making SU his choice. Now, he and his fellow recruits hope to do whatever they can to help bring victories to the Orange.“We’ve just been trying to do our role,” Bunick said. “The first couple weeks we were given a role of what to do, whether it was to score goals, be a playmaker (or) block shots. We all came into those roles and just tried to help the team win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 12, 2014 at 12:05 amlast_img read more

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