Turkey plans to focus on health and congress tourism

first_imgHe stressed that diversity in tourism is extremely important because the tourism industry is developing on the basis of the “all-inclusive” model. Turkish tourism has been very successful in the area, he added, and Turkey is one of the few countries to have implemented this system in the best possible way. Yağcı reiterated that Turkey must diversify tourism in order to achieve its goal of attracting 70 million tourists, adding that “cultural, sports and health models should be developed alongside “sun and sea” tourism”. Recalling that congress tourism has stagnated in recent years, Ayık said many congresses were canceled in 2015 and 2016 for a number of different reasons. Stressing that congress tourism has started to grow again, Ayık said that Turkey “expects significant dynamism in congress tourism, especially in 2020. We have a developed infrastructure and our competitive strength is at a very high level. We can recover in a very short time.” Erkan Yağcı, president of the Association of Mediterranean Hoteliers and Operators (AKTOB), said tourists from all over the world come to Turkey on holiday. Osman Ayık, President of the Turkish Federation of Hoteliers (TÜROFED), said that tourism in Turkey is not only related to the sea, sand and sun, but also that the goal is to promote alternative forms of tourism in, for the country, the best possible way. He also pointed out that the systems that provide care in health tourism should be further developed. “We believe that if we turn to certain investments in areas that will respond to the wishes of older Europeans to spend their lives in a temperate climate, we will create very serious potential in that area as well. Like Turkey and Antalya, we are present in all areas of tourism. We have a strong infrastructure that is easy to use in any area”, He concluded.center_img After hosting 2018 million foreign visitors in 39,5 with revenue of $ 29,5 billion, Turkey expects as many as 50 million tourists this year by harnessing its competitive power in alternative tourism areas such as health and congress tourism. Given the infrastructural readiness of the accommodation, Turkey is trying to increase revenues by expanding to other tourism sectors, but without limiting the “sun and sea” concept of tourism, reports the Daily Sabah. Also, Ayık stated that Turkey has attracted a significant share in health tourism and explained that the infrastructure of hospitals has significantly improved in terms of this form of tourism. “Our standards of service provided by hospitals have risen greatly. The scientific achievements and skills of our doctors are at a very high level. We are at a turning point in health tourism in the country”, He added. Source: Daily Sabahlast_img read more

UFC to beat virus lockdown with event on tribal land

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone Read Also: NBA: Antetokounmpo donates masks to Greek city“I’ve got an island. The infrastructure is being built right now. We’re going to do all of our international fights on this island. We’re going to start cranking. The UFC will be back up and running, internationally and here in the states.”The Ultimate Fighting Championship has already postponed three events after officials were unable to find venues to stage fights amid restrictions put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is aiming to circumvent coronavirus lockdown restrictions by staging an event on an Indian reservation in California later this month, US media reported on Wednesday.UFC President Dana White is planning to stage an event on tribal lands in California, sidestepping coronavirus lockdown regulationsThe New York Times reported that UFC chief Dana White planned to hold UFC 249 at the Tachi Palace Resort Casino in central California on April 18, sidestepping state guidelines that have brought sports to a standstill.The casino — which has been closed since March 20 because of the COVID-19 pandemic — is on land belonging to the Tachi-Yokut Tribe.Indian reservations typically operate independently of the states in which they are located, outside of local government or US federal government control.By staging the event on tribal land, organizers also evade the requirement to obtain sanctioning from the California State Athletic Commission.White has repeatedly voiced determination to continue holding UFC cards, insisting that the circuit can continue safely with events held without spectators.On Monday, White told ESPN that he had secured a venue for UFC 249 and further events but did not state where. White also said he had secured the use of an “island” to stage figts.“This place where this fight is going to be on April 18 I have locked up for two months, so I’m going to continue to pump fights out,” White said. Loading… last_img read more

THRILLER: Rice’s overtime goal propels No. 16 Syracuse to 9-8 win over No. 6 Virginia

first_imgKevin Rice caught Dylan Donahue’s pass in overtime, turned toward the goal and rifled a shot that found its way past Virginia goalie Dan Marino.Rice hoisted his hands in the air and immediately “Tebowed” before getting pulverized by his teammates.The sophomore attack’s game-winning goal with one minute remaining in overtime ignited No. 16 Syracuse (2-1) to a thrilling 9-8 win over No. 6 Virginia (4-1) on Friday night at the Carrier Dome in front of 5,388 fans. Sparked by Matt Harris, JoJo Marasco and Donahue, the Orange used a 3-0 third quarter to pull ahead of the Cavaliers 7-6. After UVA responded and sent the game into overtime, Rice delivered the dagger.“I’ve been watching Syracuse and Virginia my entire life,” said Rice, who grew up in nearby Skaneateles, N.Y. “To be a part of that game and to be a part of a game like that was really special to me.”Rice stood five yards out on the left side of the field when Donahue made his move. The sharpshooter waited patiently in what he called his “sweet spot.” When the pass came, Rice reared up and cannoned the ball past Marino.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Well if I had to pick a spot on the field to shoot from it would be right there,” Rice said with a smile.After trailing 6-4 at the half, Syracuse defender Brian Megill said he was frustrated going into the locker room.  SU jumped out to a 4-2 lead but then surrendered four consecutive goals to the high-octane UVA offense.Owen Van Arsdale’s strike with five seconds left in the second quarter was the cherry on top of a disappointing half for the SU defense.“You can ask Bobby (Wardwell), I used some choice language that I don’t use often,” Megill said. “I think it really hit the guys home.”Syracuse responded with its second 4-0 run of the game, scoring three goals in the third quarter and halting Virginia’s momentum.Marasco and Donahue each scored in the final 1:10 on left-handed lasers, as SU reclaimed the lead, 7-6, heading into the final frame. Marasco’s strike gave him 100 points on his career and knotted the game at six. Matt Pratt extended the lead to two when he zipped a shot past Marino from 10 yards out early in the fourth.The Orange defense, meanwhile, held Virginia’s explosive offense scoreless in the third, led by Megill, who shut down Virginia’s leading scorer Mark Cockerton. Everywhere Cockerton went the Syracuse defense swarmed him, strategically implementing periodic double – even triple – teams to stop the prolific goal scorer.“We prepared for Virginia all week and I thought we were playing kind of soft in the first half,” Megill said. “It really showed how good our players can be with our backs against the wall. My hat goes off to all the guys, especially on the offense, for really buckling down.”But that buckle came unclamped minutes later. Virginia was far from finished.After UVA’s Charlie Streep cut the deficit to one on an unassisted goal, Matt White tied the score at eight less than a minute later as the Syracuse faithful stood stunned. Hands rested on heads and those heads shook from side to side, as the previously rambunctious crowd turned silent.Despite a slew of chances, Syracuse was unable to score in the game’s final minutes, as the contest went into overtime.SU head coach John Desko implored his team to not force shots against the Cavalier zone all night. Virginia’s unyielding defense made it tough for the Orange to generate looks at the end of regulation and during overtime.“The zone will always slow you down,” Desko said. “When a team plays zone defense you really have to work hard to get high-quality shots. We preach to our guys when we practice zone offense, ‘Don’t force it in there right away.’”And on the game’s final play the Orange didn’t force anything. Instead, Syracuse worked the ball around, holding for the last shot, and this time its patience proved virtuous. Rice’s game-winner sent the fans into a frenzy, as SU picked up just its third win over the Cavaliers in the teams’ last 11 meetings.Megill said he was thrilled that Syracuse held Virginia under 10 goals and he said the Cavaliers weren’t used to playing against a team that brought as much pressure as the Orange.When Rice converted, Megill sprinted toward the net to congratulate his goalkeeper, as jubilation ended on Syracuse’s side in a back-and-forth game.“It was amazing,” Megill said. “To get that final goal, especially after losing to Albany in double overtime, it feels like you just won a national championship.” Comments Published on March 2, 2013 at 12:18 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse football’s defensive line is out to prove people wrong

first_img Published on August 30, 2016 at 11:06 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman First Ron Thompson left for the NFL Draft with a year of eligibility remaining. Then graduate transfer Gabe Sherrod backed out of his Syracuse pledge to join Michigan State. And when Jake Pickard dressed in sweats for a recent practice, it couldn’t seem to get any worse for the Orange’s defensive line.Pickard, who was listed as a first-teamer on the post-spring depth chart, is now a backup wearing a brace on his left knee. The only freshman starter, Kendall Coleman, jumped him on the depth chart and 296-pound Chris Slayton shifted from defensive tackle to the outside to help Syracuse at arguably its most depleted unit.“If you’ve got a son or a friend who’s playing defensive end, get excited,” first-year SU head coach Dino Babers said. “Buy some tickets because they’re going to be in the game.”For a team that ranked 12th out of 14 teams in the conference in rushing yards allowed per game, and last in average opponent yards per rush, losing three starters on the defensive line — Thompson, Donnie Simmons Jr. and John Raymon — certainly didn’t help. Instead, Syracuse will rely on an 18-year-old who’s never played a collegiate snap, a converted defensive end who put on eight pounds as he was supposed to anchor the interior with fellow defensive tackle Kayton Samuels this season and a host of others to plug the gaps in SU’s first line of defense.On paper, there’s not much to believe in. But the defensive line is out to provide exactly that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor starters, an ESPN article is pinned on the wall inside Syracuse’s locker room, Pickard told Syracuse.com. It ranks each of the Atlantic Coast Conference front sevens. The Orange is dead last.It’s no surprise given the turnover and youth, two elements that leave more unknowns to be proven than sure bets. On one end, that’s been Syracuse’s hitch when it comes to offseason criticism of the defensive line. On the other, it’s right where the players waiting for their chance in the spotlight want to be.“I just want people to be like, you watch Syracuse, you know, ‘OK, the D-line is bringing it,’” Samuels said. “No matter what age, no matter nothing.”The two “veterans” of the unit are both redshirt sophomores. Samuels was a consistent starter last season and Slayton started five games. Aside from Samuels at nose tackle, don’t expect to see the same player at any of the other three spots up front.Sophomore Steven Clark will get significant minutes. So too will Pickard, presumably, once his injury fully heals. Then there’s graduate transfer De’Jon Wilson at defensive end and freshman McKinley Williams and sophomore Anthony Giudice up front to provide some depth. Slayton, too, may even shift back inside if the Orange has enough to cover on the outside.“Me and Chris are definitely the vets,” Samuels said. “(The young guys) are ready for it, just as much as we were ready for it.”Slayton has the potential to be a breakout star on the defense. He’s the strongest player on the team and showed flashes of domination last season, recording six tackles for loss, good for fourth on the team.“I’m just trying to be comfortable playing end, you know what I’m saying?” Slayton said.Like the unit he leads, Slayton isn’t offering anything extravagant. He and the three others who will line up beside him Friday night aren’t in the position to make those statements given last year’s struggles.But this is a new year. And the defensive line just wants people to wait and see. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football defensive linemen not locked into 1 spot in Tampa 2center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jaguars VP Tom Coughlin makes voluntary workouts sound pretty mandatory

first_img“It’s not about rights and privileges. It’s about obligations and responsibility, and the question is: Can we count on you?”With those remarks, Coughlin was calling out cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith, without identifying them by name, because according to multiple reports they were the only two players not present this week for the voluntary workouts.However, per ProFootballTalk , Article 21, Section 5(a) of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, includes this directive: “No Club official may indicate to a player that the Club’s offseason workout program or classroom instruction is not voluntary.”In a tweeted response from the union, prefaced with a pointed “there seems to be some confusion over what a voluntary workout actually means,” NFLPA president Eric Winston said:“Our CBA definition of voluntary is the same as the actual definition of voluntary and prohibits anyone from threatening players to participate in voluntary workouts. This is precisely the reason players negotiated strict work rules and bright lines when it comes to offseason activities. We know, from experience, that not all coaches and executives will adhere to them and we always pursue any violations to protect our rules.”Since there seems to some confusion over what a voluntary workout actually means…#NFLPA President @ericwinston 🗣 pic.twitter.com/QK1QFAj9MY— NFLPA (@NFLPA) April 18, 2019Coughlin and the NFLPA have butted heads before about offseason workouts, among other issues, as covered by the CBA.The NFL declined to comment on Coughlin’s comments, according to PFT. NFL Draft 2019: Patriots have growing interest in early-round QB, report says While the NFL was mum, the NFLPA pushed back Thursday afternoon after Jaguars executive VP Tom Coughlin’s less-than-subtle comments earlier in the day that made his team’s voluntary offseason conditioning program sound less-than-voluntary.Speaking to reporters about about participation in the offseason program, Coughlin said ( via ESPN.com ): Cardinals’ Josh Rosen hears the noise behind all those trade rumorscenter_img Coach Doug Marrone told reporters on Tuesday that he had tried to contact both players to see if they planned to be in Jacksonville any time ahead of mandatory minicamp June 11-13, but he said he got no response.The Jaguars were a huge disappointment in 2018, going 5-11 after what some thought was a breakout season the year before at 10-6. Last season marked the seventh time in eight years that Jacksonville lost 11 or more games.That, perhaps, explains Coughlin’s impatience: “Championship teams are dominated by selfless individuals who recognize that the welfare of the team must always be paramount to any other consideration.” “We’re very close to 100 percent attendance, and quite frankly, our players should be here building the concept of team, working hard side by side, constructing our bond of togetherness, formulating our collective priorities and goals.”Success in the NFL demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of team. The hard work that many try to avoid is the major building block for the development of an outstanding football team. Related Newslast_img read more