The director, Anita Trtinjak, says that they came up with the idea almost two years ago when a family from Brussels, who use their Cutie 4in1 crib there, came on holiday to Zagreb and asked to rent a crib for their baby. More information, as well as an offer, can be found HERE. From now on, the same is possible with baby equipment. Anyone who has ever traveled with a small baby knows all the challenges that await parents who decide on this venture, and the limited luggage space further complicates the challenge. In addition to the head, today we keep programs, documents, entertainment and various other content in the clouds. The advantage of using the Cloud service is that all the content stored in it is at your fingertips, while not taking up space on your computer. Recently, a Zagreb family was looking for a light stroller to take with them on a trip to Japan, Cutie Cloud offered them Baby Monsters Kuki strollers, which were created just for travel due to their weight of only 5,2 kilograms. Upon their return, the parents enthusiastically shared their impressions, and in Cutie they decided that it was the right time to start renting children’s equipment. They believe that this offer will primarily be recognized by hotels and private renters who will be able to offer their guests a new service without any investment. Zagrebačka tvrtka Cutie Cloud, koja se bavi proizvodnjom i prodajom dječje opreme, odlučila je doskočiti tom problemu i u turističku ponudu Zagreba uvrstiti Cutie Cloud Rent – Opremu za bebe iz oblaka. Source / photo: Cutie Cloud
As his mates had dinner, Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan and his ever willing and conniving team mate, Derek Boateng, reportedly conspired to officially induct him into the national team. As was becoming the tradition; new players are made to do a routine in presence of the entire team to signal their acceptance into the team. Abdul Majeed Waris, then playing for Swedish club BK Häcken, was not going to be treated differently. He was made to do a dance routine; yes, you guessed right; he was made to do the ‘Azonto’. Waris’ movement on the night was directly opposite his movement on the football pitch; off beat. That was in 2012 when Waris made his debut for the Black Stars ; a year down the line, Waris will perhaps not look back on that night as one of humiliation, but rather one of exposure; one that put him in the public eye; a night of illumination. In that intervening period, Waris has endured a one big snub and then a recall that has seen him score 3 times consecutively in the Black Stars 2014 World Cup Qualifiers. Today, if you asked many to name their Black Stars’ first eleven, Waris will be one of the first names on the Black Stars team sheet. That’s how quickly Waris has danced his way into becoming a key player for the Stars; that journey however didn’t begin last year, it began in 1991.SMALL BEGINNINGS19th September 1991, was when Abdul Majeed Waris was born in Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana. He would move further south to the Eastern Region and specifically to ‘Right To Dream’, a soccer academy where he honed his raw skills. In 2008, Waris benefited from the Academy’s partnership with Hartpury College and moved to the United Kingdom. In his first season, Waris scored 36 goals in only 21 appearances for Hartpury, including hat tricks in the semi-final and final of the U18 Colleges’ Cup. That was enough to convince scouts of Swedish Premier League club BK Hacken, who signed him on a 4 year professional contract in 2009. However, he had to wait till March 2010 when he made his debut. Waris will go on to make a total of 55 appearances, scoring 26 goals for BK Hacken. Interestingly, 23 of those goals were scored in the 2012 season, where Waris also amazingly scored 5 goals in one single game against IFK Norrköping; becoming the first player in the Swedish top fight and the first Ghanaian to score 5 goals in a single match in Europe. He did not only win the Goal King for that season, he was also voted 2012 Sweden Premier League Player of Year. His rising stock caught the attention of Russian giants, Spartak Moscow, and in November 2012, Waris transferred for an undisclosed fee. Naturally, it was expected that Waris will make Ghana’s squad for the 2013 Africa Cup Nations in South Africa, but he was surprisingly snubbed by Coach Kwesi Appiah. Waris’ disappointments didn’t ease as he picked an injury which delayed his Spartak debut till March 10, 2013, when he came on as an 82nd minute substitute in Spartak’s 3–1 win over FC Terek Grozny. Indeed, that month was a month of second chances, as he was re-invited to join the Black Stars in preparation for a World Cup qualifier against Sudan. RISING PROFILEOn March 24, 2013 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Waris made his full international debut for the Black Stars as the lead striker against Sudan. Once this wasn’t an ‘Azonto’ dance routine, Waris had no problem dancing around Sudan’s defenders. He capped a fine afternoon with his debut goal while also making an assist as Ghana beat Sudan 4-0. His pace, movement was so good; Coach Kwesi Appiah surely recognized his mistake in leaving him out of the Nations Cup squad. Since then, Waris’ profile with the Black Stars has been on the up and up. His position in the national team now affords Captain Asamoah Gyan, who used to lead the line alone, the freedom to play behind Waris and even drop deeper to the middle or the lines to create channels for other players to run into. Indeed, both players’ style seem to complete each other; while Gyan emphasizes guile and technique, Waris’ direct running, sharp instincts and incredible ability to out jump taller defenders (Waris stands at 5ft 7.5 inches) have Ghanaians drooling at a strike partnership that will guarantee goals. On October 15, 2013 when Ghana thrashed Egypt 6-1 in the first leg of the final 2014 World Cup play off with Waris on the score sheet, Ghanaian fans and pundits weren’t only convinced about Ghana’s seat at 2014 World Cup in Brazil; there was another conviction; Abdul Majeed Waris had come to stay! It might have come a year late but he had won Ghanaians over; similarly the Azonto steps will come with time.
The NFL has mostly stayed the course since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league year and free agency began in mid-March and the NFL Draft took place in late April, although it was done remotely after plans for a Las Vegas weekend event were scrapped. The 2020 schedule release was pushed back to early May from the traditional week before the draft amid coronavirus-related uncertainty.The 2020 regular season remains on track to start Sept. 10 with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting the Texans. Not all of the NFL preseason will go on as planned, however. The league last week canceled the 2020 Hall of Fame Game and postponed the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio, to 2021. The @NFL advised teams that training camps are expected to begin as scheduled on July 28 with rookies and selected players permitted to report earlier. https://t.co/ZnSybQsTWD pic.twitter.com/B16LT1qMTX— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) June 29, 2020According to a league release, the timetable was announced Thursday in a virtual meeting with team owners.MORE: Steelers tradition ending with camp staying at homeThe league told teams June 7 that they must develop plans to respond to a possible COVID-19 outbreak before players can enter team facilities for football activities, and attached protocols for the plan. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the protocols were were “humanly impossible” to follow. The league was unmoved. The NFL is not pushing back the start of training camps ahead of the 2020 season as it continues its strategy of staying mostly on schedule with key offseason events.The league informed teams last week that camps are set to begin as planned July 28. Rookies and and certain other players will be allowed to report prior to that date.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery has again brought medals from international wine competitions to Grays Harbor.In September, at the Denver International Wine Competition, Elk River Riesling and Captain Grays Gewurztraminer were awarded gold medals. The grapes used to craft these wines were grown at Red Willow Vineyards in the Yakima Valley AVA. Bog Berry Blush, the winery’s blend of Gewurztraminer and cranberry earned a silver medal.At the Amenti de Vino Competition in Connecticut, Westport garnered silver medals on Ancient Mariner’s Pear, Bog Berry Blush, and Bordello Blonde, while Little Wild Blackberry brought home the bronze. Again, all the grapes for these wines were grown at Red Willow.Westport Winery, the 2013 Best in the Northwest Destination Winery, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information or dinner reservations call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.
Louise Harrison, older sister of the late Beatle George Harrison, is working to Help Keep Music Alive—the music her brother spent his life creating.Today, Harrison’s music is being learned and performed by young, aspiring musicians in schools all across the country.Harrison was in New York City this week to promote a recently released CD of music the Beatles recorded 50 years ago when they made their first studio recordings in Hamburg, Germany.And while she is on the media circuit, Harrison is taking the opportunity to raise awareness about her latest effort to promote music education through her organization, Help Keep Music Alive.The nonprofit organization raises money for school music programs via performances by a Beatles tribute band, the Liverpool Legends, which travels to high schools and colleges.Help Keep Music Alive, were George’s words, his sister noted, and this work will be “carrying on in the spirit of what he wanted.”Harrison, who was speaking from New York by telephone on Tuesday (the 10th anniversary of George Harrison’s death from cancer), said this program grew out of a public service announcement George did in conjunction with the 1995 movie “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, about a dedicated high school music teacher, in which George stressed the importance of education and encouraged young people to take their musical aspirations seriously.The program, still in its very early stages, would like to partner with schools that have performance spaces capable of holding 800 or more, arranging a Liverpool Legends appearance at the school with band members portraying the Fab Four during various stages of their career. The Liverpool Legends will incorporate some of the school’s students into their show, giving the young artists a showcase, and the proceeds from the performances, with the exception of expenses, would go to the educational institution.The band has performed for schools four times so far, with two taking place in Chicago last weekend. And at one of the shows, Harrison said, a 16-year-old musician approached the “George” character afterwards saying, “This is an evening that I will be able to tell my grandchildren.”“It was really, really gratifying,” to hear that, she said.And who knows what that student may achieve one day, she observed.Louise has lived in the U.S. since around 1963, but still possesses that distinctive Liverpool lilt, that, for those of a certain generation, immediately conjures up images of John, Paul George and Ringo in the skinny suits and mop-top haircuts of the early ‘60s. Louise told of her brother’s beginnings in music. When George was about 14 he saw an early performance of Elvis Presley on TV, “with the girls screaming and everything,” and it struck him, Louise said. A few nights later George approached his mother and asked, “Hey, Mum, do you think you could buy me a guitar? I think that is the kind of job I could do.”“A typical 14-year-old boy’s idea, let me do something that would make all the girls scream,” Louise said. With the guitar, he continued to hone his playing his entire life and career. “All the time, his whole life, he was saying, ‘I hope one day I could be good at this,’” she recalled.That early innocence and vitality and raw energy is on this CD, “The Beatles with Tony Sheridan: First Recordings 50th Anniversary Edition, Louise explained. And that is reflected on the CD’s cover with the four band members (with Peter Best, in the days before Ringo joined as drummer), clad as American rockers in Brylcreem-ed hair, leather jackets, white tee shirts and leather jackets, expressing their joy in early American rock and roll.“You get a sense they were starting to get to be pretty proficient musicians,” when you listen to this recording, she said.And from there they grew and matured as artists, spreading a musical message that still resonates today, 40 years after the breakup of the band.“Their message was just so positive,” Louise said, “to encourage people to be loving and caring about each other, to care about the home you live in, the planet that we live on,” she explained, “and to try to live together in peace and harmony.”“All these things, they’re messages that have been given to humanity throughout the ages,” Harrison noted.All you need is love.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2016)–The 49th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played Thursday, Feb. 11 at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit Holy Angels athletic program, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Sponsored by Thoroughbred owner J. Paul Reddam’s CashCall and Santa Anita Park, tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will all be available at center court for an autograph signing session beginning at 6:30 p.m.With Pincay serving as honorary team captain, a number of active riders, including: Saul Arias, Tyler Baze, Rafael Bejarano, Brice Blanc, Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Martin Garcia, Santiago Gonzalez, Mario Gutierrez, Abel Lezcano, Kayla Stra, Chantal Sutherland, David Lopez, Edwin Maldonado, Gonzalo Nicolas, Martin Pedroza, Geena Lattanzio, Fernando Perez, Tiago Pereira, Flavien Prat, Iggy Puglisi, Alonso Quinonez, Joe Talamo, Drayden Van Dyke and perhaps others.The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, who is the 17-year-old son of Hall of Fame jockey, Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome. An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States.Tickets are five dollars per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to The Great Race Place.La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Michillinda Ave. and Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena, approximately four miles northwest of Santa Anita. Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels Elementary School in Arcadia. GAME TO BE PLAYED AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA & WILL BE SPONSORED BY J. PAUL REDDAM’S CASHCALL & SANTA ANITA PARK
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016)–In his first try on turf, Vending Machine, who was a close third with a quarter mile to run, rallied to take Friday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length, providing Norberto Arroyo, Jr. and Peter Miller with a stakes double. A Kentucky-bred colt by Hard Spun, Vending Machine got one mile on a turf course listed as good in 1:35.87.“I was grateful, thankful to have the horses I did going into both stakes today,” said Arroyo, who took the Kalookan Queen Stakes earlier in the day with Miller’s Bad Ju Ju and who also notched his third overall win on the afternoon. “I have been working both of Pete’s horses down at San Luis Rey (Downs, Training Center). They’re both doing very well and thank God they both showed up today.”Most recently second in the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 27, Vending Machine was claimed by Miller five starts back for $50,000 on Sept. 2. Off at 12-1 in a field of nine 2-year-olds, he paid $26.20, $12.20 and $6.00.When asked about running Vending Machine on turf for the first time, Miller responded, “I trained his half-brother, Comma to the Top, and he won the Generous Stakes (Grade III, one mile) on the turf and being a Hard Spun, his progeny have done well on turf so I thought he’d like it.”Owned by the Sinnott Family Trust, Vending Machine registered his third win from seven starts and with the winner’s share of $47,520, he increased his earnings to $104,325.Favored at 2-1 with Drayden Van Dyke up, Soglio flew late to nab pacesetter Cistron for the place by a head. Soglio paid $4.20 and $3.00.Cistron, who assumed command right out of the gate, had a one length advantage on the winner turning for home but had to settle for third, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Curly’s Waterfront. Off at 3-1 with Luis Contreras, Cistron paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.86, 48.19, 1:12.52 and 1:24.29.Note: The Eddie Logan Stakes, run for the 11th time, is named in honor of Santa Anita’s iconic shoeshine attendant, who manned his concession from Santa Anita’s opening on Dec. 25, 1934, through New Year’s Day, 2009. Born on May 2, 1910, Logan, who was known to thousands as “The Footman,” died at 98 at his home in nearby Monrovia on Jan. 31, 2009. REFORMED CLAIMER BY HARD SPUN GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.87