Members of the most famous Chinese pop group from Shanghai SNH48 met with the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović as part of his stay in Croatia on the occasion of recording the video.Namely, the teenage sensation SNH48, led by the popular singer Huang TingTing, recorded a video in Zagreb’s Upper and Lower Town and in the Trakošćan castle. Huang TingTing is one of the most influential musicians on Chinese social networks, followed by millions of followers from China, South Korea and the world.”Shooting the video in attractive locations in Zagreb and its surroundings will enable a great promotion of Croatia in the Far East. We expect further strengthening of promotion and cooperation with China after the opening of the office of the Croatian Tourist Board in September, within the Representation of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, “said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Luka Burilović. According to the readers of the Chinese edition of the American magazine Travel + Leisure, Croatia was declared the most desirable new European destination for Chinese tourists in 2018. This is confirmed by the figures of almost 200 Chinese tourists in Croatia. It is mostly made up of younger tourists between the ages of 25-44, who will be additionally encouraged by this video to visit Zagreb, but also the whole of Croatia.
BOSTON — The New York Yankees capitalized on the few hits they got in between strikeouts.Brett Gardner homered and Stephen Drew hit a two-run double as the Yankees pieced together just enough offense to overcome Rick Porcello’s career-high 13 strikeouts and beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Sept. 1.The Yankees had only five hits and struck out 15 times, but New York hit in key moments and Boston batters failed to give Porcello much help.“The gratifying thing at this time of year is wins, no matter how you do it,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “If you get a break or however it happens, that’s the gratifying thing.”The Yankees helped themselves defensively, getting a strong start from Michael Pineda and catching the Red Sox in a double-steal attempt to quickly fizzle a promising rally in the eighth.Pineda (10-8) allowed one run and four hits and struck out seven and Andrew Miller picked up his 29th save with three strikeouts in the ninth.Porcello (6-12) scattered five hits over eight innings and the only earned run he allowed was Gardner’s solo homer in the eighth. He topped his previous high for strikeouts by two, but the Red Sox gave him little support at the plate.“You go out there and you want to win. That’s the bottom line. I think anybody would tell you that,” Porcello said. “It’s a nice night for me personally but as far as the team goes we didn’t accomplish what we wanted to.”Down 3-1 after Gardner’s homer to right, the Red Sox had a chance to regain the lead in the bottom of the eighth. Mookie Betts led off with a single and Xander Bogaerts singled with one out, giving Boston runners at first and second for slugger David Ortiz.Ortiz struck out in his first three at-bats and the Red Sox sent both runners. The gamble failed as Betts was called out when he slid into third and briefly lost contact with the base.“At that point we figured it was a good risk,” interim manager Torey Luvollo said.Betts thought he was safe and told third-base umpire Vic Carapazza that if his foot came off, it was only because third baseman Chase Headley pushed him. The Red Sox challenged the call, which was confirmed after a video review.“I felt like I was safe the whole time,” Betts said. “It caught me a lot by surprise because I didn’t think my foot came off.”The Red Sox lost on the gamble, the review and again when Ortiz struck out for the fourth time and ended the inning.Boston’s only run came in the third, when Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled and scored on Pablo Sandoval’s single to right.(DOUG ALDEN)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Mohammad Abbas wrecked havoc on the Australia batting order and claimed his career-best haul of 5/33 and then Fakhar Zaman (66) and Azhar Ali scored half-centuries to put Pakistan in firm control of the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.The first Test between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai ended in a draw.Abbas picked five wickets to register his third five-wicket haul and Australia were knocked out for a paltry 145 in the first innings. Pakistan stretched their lead and were 144/2 at stumps with a lead of 281 runs.After Mohammad Hafeez fell for six off the bowling of Mitchell Starc, opener Zaman picked up from where he left off in the first innings, smashing seven boundaries en route to his second half-century of the match.Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 2: HIGHLIGHTSHowever, the 28-year-old fell when his flat drive off Nathan Lyon was plucked out of the air by the bowler. Ali (54 not out) was joined at the crease by Haris Sohail and the pair ensured Pakistan did not give their rivals any more joy.Two in a row!@FakharZamanLive becomes the fourth Pakistani batsman to score 50+ in each innings of a debut Test. #PAKvAUS Live: https://t.co/OhKLuVj4eQ pic.twitter.com/oMIe0pQFwaPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) October 17, 2018Earlier, Abbas produced a deadly spell of pace bowling in the morning as Australia were reduced to 91-7 at lunch.Resuming on 20-2, Australia batsman Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh struggled to cope with the moving ball as Abbas and Mir Hamza choked the scoring rate in the opening hour.advertisementAbbas, who removed in-form opener Usman Khawaja and nightwatchman Peter Siddle on the first day, grabbed his third wicket when he dismissed Marsh for three after he edged a delivery to Haris Sohail at first slip.The 28-year-old right-arm quick tested Finch with some sharp inswingers but it was his partner Travis Head (14) who cracked under pressure, gifting a catch to Asad Shafiq to leave Australia reeling at 56-4.Mitchell Marsh came in with a positive mindset and added 13 runs before he edged one from Yasir Shah to Shafiq.Finch soon followed Marsh back to the pavilion when he gloved to short leg for 39, handing off-spinner Bilal Asif his first breakthrough of the match.Four overs later, Asif trapped Australian captain Tim Paine leg before for three. Marnus Labuschagne was run out after the lunch break and Nathan Lyon soon followed him.Starc smashed two sixes but was dismissed lbw by Abbas for 34, with the bowler claiming his fifth wicket of the innings.With the momentum going their way, Pakistan look set to deny Australia a first series win in Asia since 2011.Paine’s side sealed a battling draw in the first Test.(With Reuters inputs)