A great discovery in Rovinj! At the foot of the church of St. Euphemia, underground, the church of St. Michael the Archangel, reports from the Rovinj Tourist Board.Due to the works on paving the western plateau in front of the church of St. Euphemia opened, after more than 100 years, one of the 32 tombs built and laid to the ramparts that surround the church, and the opening of the tomb led to the church of St. Michael the Archangel.As they point out from the Rovinj Tourist Board, although it was known that at the foot of the church there is a buried church of St. Michael the Archangel, its rediscovery during archeological excavations was a real sensation, and according to the historian and deputy mayor of Rovinj Marina Budica’s church is in relatively good condition, so the valuable history of Rovinj can be read from the walls, vaults and arches.Photo: Rovinj Tourist BoardThe top of the island hill on which between III. and the 1673th century Rovinj, an area of special historical and archaeological interest. Namely, the first parish church was built then, and around the church there was the first Rovinj cemetery which was used until the XVIII. century. In the Middle Ages, next to the church dedicated to St. George and St. Euphemia, three more churches were built: St. Michael the Archangel, St. Roka and St. Ursula. Later, in XNUMX, on the top of Grisia Street, next to the cathedral, the church of St. Joseph.Since the old parish church was in a very bad condition in 1720, the then City Council decided to renovate it to better suit the importance that Rovinj had in Venetian Istria at that time, which resulted in the demolition of the churches of Sts. Roka and St. Ursula as well as the churches of St. Michael the Archangel.Photo: Rovinj Tourist BoardThe project of the ground floor arrangement of St. Euphemia Square began in 2015, and includes two separate phases: first the rehabilitation of the western part of the cemetery, and then the southern part. Considering that below this last part there are numerous tombs, as well as the church of St. Michael the Archangel, a detailed archaeological research of this area is planned.The task of future archaeological research is a more detailed research and study of all historical aspects and architectural structures of this underground church, which is certainly unique at the regional level and which hides many more secrets that have yet to be revealed, valorized and brought closer to scientists and the general public.Related news: ROVINJ ON THE LIST OF TRIPADVISOR AS A RISING DESTINATION
Irish siblings Sam and Chloe Magee had to settle for badminton mixed doubles bronze after losing their semi-final to French pair Gaeten Fontaine and Audrey Mittel on Saturday. The Magees rallied in the second set, but were beaten 21-12 23-21, giving Sam a second bronze medal having also reached the podium with brother Josh in the men’s doubles on Friday. And the Letterkenny 25-year-old pronounced himself “over the moon” with his haul after revealing he had been struggling with a back injury since arriving in Baku. Magee said: “I injured my back and the doctor told me I had to pull out, but the team said to come just to see what I can do. “I had no expectations at all. A week ago I couldn’t bend my back forward and I had given up on my dream of winning a medal. But once you get that close to gold, you want more.” Ireland’s Katie Taylor strengthened her claim to be the greatest women’s boxer of all time as she outpointed Estelle Mossely of France to claim the 18th major title of her career at the European Games in Baku. Taylor’s triumph was much more expected, and now only India’s six-time world champion Mary Kom can come anywhere close to eclipsing the Bray 28-year-old’s career achievement in women’s competition. Taylor said: “I felt a bit tired after my previous bout but I managed to pull through. My main goal is to go on to defend my Olympic title – I want to go down in history as the greatest female boxer of all time.” While Taylor enjoyed an easier final than her wafer-thin semi-final verdict over Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna on Friday, she was still tested by Mosseley and admitted the strain of the competition had left her some way short of her best. The favourite struggled to find her range in a first round which one judge gave in favour of her opponent, but she was far more accurate with right hooks in the second, and pressed home her advantage in the second half of the contest. Taylor added: “I felt like she was causing me a small bit of trouble. I’ve had great preparation for this competition so it wasn’t the fitness at all, but yesterday’s bout took its toll mentally and physically really. “Sometimes you go into the ring feeling more tired than usual but you have to dig deep and pull through and I think that is the mark of a great champion.” If Taylor’s win was to be expected the same could not be said of 22-year-old Portlaoise middleweight O’Reilly, a relative newcomer to the Irish elite programme who was not given much of a chance against World Series of Boxing finalist Musalov. But O’Reilly caught his opponent off-guard with a furious start to claim the first round, and although he showed signs of tiring in a second which swung Musalov’s way, a rousing finale saw the unassuming O’Reilly scrape a deserved victory. Press Association Taylor conceded she was not at her best following a recent wrist injury but she still proved a cut above her competition as she added the inaugural lightweight gold to her Olympic crown and five world championship titles. And team-mate Michael O’Reilly made it double boxing gold for Ireland when he shocked home favourite Xaybula Musalov to claim the middleweight title in a rousing scrap in front of Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev.
‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles Submit SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 This summer’s most important betting market is about to commence… Russia 2018 – No Chance! ITV2’s new season of Love Island will begin on Monday 4 June, with the reality show expecting to dominate all UK entertainment and social media coverage!SBC Bookies’ Corner gets the full lowdown on pricing and predicting Love Island 2018…_____________SBC: Is it harder to predict the winning couple of ITV2’s Love Island, than it is to predict the winner of World Cup Russia 2018? Amy Jones – Paddy PowerAmy Jones (PR & Mischief @ Paddy Power): At present we’ve taken 90% more in ‘pre-event wagers’ on this season’s Love Island than on last year already, and what I would say is that with regards to the World Cup… There’s always previous form to go by.With Love Island, bookmakers have no idea who the stars of the show will turn out to be.In Russia 2018, while we don’t totally know, there will always be some recurring names and teams who pop up (Germany, I’m looking at you!). So, we generally have a better grasp on who has the better players and is more likely to win.At the moment, the Islanders entering the villa are totally anonymous to us, bar Danny Dyer’s daughter Dani Dyer (that is her actual name!), and that makes it tougher to predict who will win the eventual crown.Furthermore, Love Island is on for double the amount of time of the WC, so it’s more likely that things can change! Harry Aitkenhead – CoralSBC: As a bookmaker, what unique traits/dynamics are you looking for in Love Island contestants? What is in the make-up of a Love Island winner?Harry Aitkenhead (PR @ Coral): It’s difficult to say what will make a likely Love Island winner but we’ll be looking out for people who stand out early on through being a bit controversial as that will normally attract support with votes and betting.Dani Dyer seems a good example of this already who seems popular from her early clips, and new contestants who are prepared to come in and ruffle a few feathers are likely to prove popular.It’s also quite likely that people who couple up with a few different housemates through the series, it never seems to be that popular if things get repetitive and last year Kem winning was a good example of that. So the potential winner will certainly need a ruthless streak to stay in the villa throughout.Katie Bayliss – BetfairSBC: How do you monitor or price a market such as Love Island in which daily gossip and rumour are an integral part of the show’s coverage and public engagement? Katie Bayliss (Media Relations – Betfair): Pricing up a market for a reality show like Love Island is based on quite a few factors and the gossip and speculation from fans of the show and the media contributes to what odds we set.Of course, we also watch the show and have our own opinions on the contestants and after years of many shows like Love Island, our novelties traders are very experienced at making a call on who the public will like and won’t like.I would go to saying that many of them are massive fans of the show, so they quite enjoy this time of year when watching reality TV is something they can do at their desks during the day – for work purposes of course.Tom Marriott – SiTASBC: What can betting markets and stakeholders learn from Love Islands success and engagement with the general public?Tom Marriott (Square in the Air – PR): It may not hold quite the same importance as the World Cup for the betting industry but when something catches the public’s attention like Love Island you’ve got to sit up and take notice.Newspapers, websites and social channels are set to be filled with Love Island stories over the coming weeks and that represents a potential window for bookmakers to display their offerings.Bookies’ odds provide the media with a source of information and guidance as to the chances of the show’s hopefuls and, just with the likes of The X Factor and I’m A Celeb… in years gone by, we tend to have a lot of success with increasing our clients’ exposure during these events.”________________________ Share