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The European bronze medal emphasizes the values of quality and is another in a series of confirmations of excellent international positioning, which sees Istria again in the European Top 10, the only Croatian park on the scale of the Old Continent. Election passenger ratings are processed based on the Tripadvisor algorithm that compares different parameters, including the ranking, quantity, and quality of reviews published by the international user community. “The third European destination for Istria is a sign of growing public respect and comes at the center of a particularly complex season for the sector, fitting in with the task of aligning the entertainment offer and respecting new safety protocols and epidemiological measures.”Said Silvio Kraljević, head of the Istralandia aquapark. Today, the Travelers Choice scale was published, dedicated to theme parks and water parks, and the great news is that Istralandia is once again in first place in Croatia and the only Croatian excellence in the Top 10 European water parks. Photo: Istralandia “The award restores employees’ hope that quality always wins because it recognizes effort and constant investment in staff training, kindness and professionalism, care for greenery, entertainment and variety of animation programs, order, cleanliness and quality of pool water, rich and varied gastronomic offer, new adrenaline attractions of the latest generation, always high standardized levels of services, rich sports offer and at the same time great readiness to accept innovative entertainment programs”Says Kraljević and emphasizes that he thanks all the employees of Aquapark Istralandia for this important new achievement and great international success, which is also a great tourist success for the destination of Istria and for Croatia in general. The Travelers’ Choice 2020 ranking dedicated to the category of water parks, published today by the most important internet portal for quality excellence ratings in the world, confirmed that the Istralandia water park is 3. the best European water park in the competition of more than 300 European water parks, and at the same time Istralandia is classified as 5. the best water park in the world. The goal that Istralandia has perfectly achieved by using attractions and services based on a few, clear and simple “rules of the game”, preserving the original formula of the park, says Kraljevic, and these are: a perfectly successful combination of fun and entertainment for all lovers of water attractions. cleanliness in accordance with the highest hygienic standards and of course impeccable safety for all visitors and lovers of water pleasures.
You can imagine even the quirky Brian Wilson entering the Dodgers clubhouse for the first time in August with a bit of trepidation.Wilson, the former Giants closer who owns a dastardly beard and interesting vibe, had come to resurrect his career with his former rival. But the awkward transition was comforted by a friendly face in the corner of the clubhouse: Juan Uribe.The former Giants teammates, who won a World Series together in 2010, bonded again instantly. Their must-see pre-game dominoes tilts filled with cash, loud voices and swear words in two languages, commenced.“You play dominoes to be calm mentally and relax and get ready for the game,” Uribe said. “It’s a way to do it where everyone can see. For me, this guy is a good guy and a good teammate. “He likes winning like me. He’s a guy you want on your team.”Wilson didn’t talk to Uribe before he signed with the Dodgers, but they picked up where they left off in a hurry. “I’ve always known what kind of caliber teammate Uribe is, and I knew he’d be a great fit here,” Wilson said. “As soon as I found out I was coming over, the friendship is basically the same — laughing, joking, having a good time. Playing some serious dominoes.”This isn’t about dominoes, of course, but they do have that in common. And dominoes are more entertaining to watch than a player working on a crossword puzzle.This is about a friendship between an infielder from the Dominican Republic and a pitcher from Massachusetts who together helped win the ultimate prize in baseball. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Reuniting feels so good, even if it’s in Southern California — where Wilson lives in the offseason — and not Northern California where their friendship was born. They’re trying to team up to win a World Series again, this time with the Dodgers.“He knows about winning,” Uribe said. “That’s a guy you want to be on your team.”Uribe will be relied on heavily for his postseason swagger as he and Carl Crawford are the only two Dodgers starters with World Series experience. Jerry Hairston, Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker also have World Series experience.The Dodgers last made the playoffs in 2009 and last won a World Series in 1988.Wilson is a big story not only for his personality, wit and beard, but because he’s pitching again after his second Tommy John surgery.The Giants didn’t re-sign him after the 2012 season, in which he pitched in just two games but still was with the team for its second World Series win in three years. He hadn’t pitched since April of 2012 before returning to the mound for the Dodgers last month. The Dodgers gave him a chance, and he’s seemingly been there forever, even with a getaway-day black suit complete with dark pink shirt and black shoes with pink trim and skeleton heads.It’s about the people and pitches, not the shoes or that scraggly beard. Even when Wilson faced the Giants in September, he didn’t get emotional.“Not at all. It’s another team,” Wilson said. “Everybody wants to think it’s something it’s not. It’s hitters that I’ve known for a while. It’s me getting my three outs or whatever my team needs me to do.”Uribe hit a career-high 24 home runs in 2010 in the Giants’ World Series championship season. He struggled in his transition with the Dodgers, hitting just .204 with four home runs in 77 games in 2011 and .191 with two home runs in 66 games with the Dodgers in 2012, all the while battling injuries.He’s so well-liked by his teammates, that even when Uribe was the victim of the hidden-ball trick against Tampa this season, Adrian Gonzalez was the first to present him with the third-base bag and a shoe taped to it as a prank. Uribe can laugh about it all, especially because he’s hitting and seemingly has his groove back. Wilson already has the Dodgers’ back like he’s been bleeding blue forever. After the Dodgers clinched the National League West in Arizona, he came to his team’s defense. Arizona Senator John McCain was one of many people to complain about the Dodgers’ celebration in the Diamondbacks’ pool. McCain tweeted the Dodgers were “No-class act by a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats!”Wilson tweeted a stinging — and funny — response: “Senator McComplain knows a thing or two about coming in second and watching someone take a plunge in the pool (I mean poll) #PooLITICS.” For Wilson, he’s simply happy to be pitching again. He led the National League with 48 saves in 2010 but didn’t have a contract to pitch with any team when the season started in April. He worked out on his own and was confident he was ready in August. The Dodgers were ready for him, especially if he can live up to his Twitter Avatar, which demonstrates he’s proud of two things:“Twitter of a world champion, and a world champion beard.”He and Uribe don’t have a beard in common, but that doesn’t mean Uribe doesn’t understand that unruly abundance of black facial hair that should have its own name. “It’s good. I like it,” Uribe said. “Some people don’t. But I like it. Fans do, too.”They’ll like Uribe and Wilson even more if they can bring another World Series title to Los Angeles.