Photos: The Antonija Misura Story

first_imgAdvertisementAntonija Sandric (Antonija Misura) 19 May 1988 is a Croatian professional basketball player. She plays for the Polish team CCC Polkowice and the Croatia women’s national basketball team.Sandrić has represented the national team in the 2009 Mediterranean Games, EuroBasket Women 2011, 2012 Olympics and EuroBasket Women 2013.She plays as a pointguard and shooting guard, and is noted for her quick, aggressive style of play. Sandrić has also been featured in several polls for the most beautiful sportswoman, and her looks have attracted significant media attention.As a girl, Sandrić played a variety of sports in her native city of Šibenik, including volleyball. She was ultimately attracted to basketball, following the example of her older sister, as well as her sports idol Dražen Petrović, also a native of Šibenik. She started her professional career with Vidici Dalmostan in 2005, moving to Jolly JBS in 2007, and winning both the national championship and the Croatian Cup in 2008, in her first season with her new club.In the 2010–11 season, Sandrić averaged 30.0 minutes and 9.0 points per game in the Adriatic League, and 26.0 minutes and 7.3 points per game in the EuroCup, leading her team in assists and steals per game in the Adriatic League with 3.5 and 2.0, respectively. With the national team, Sandrić won the bronze medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games, placed 5th in the EuroBasket Women 2011 and 10th in the 2012 Summer Olympics.Due to competition from more experienced players, Sandrić saw limited playing time with the national team in 2011 and 2012, scoring 4.8 points per game in the Eurobasket and 3.3 points per game in the Olympics.Sandrić is often described as the most beautiful sportswoman of Croatia.She was named Miss Mediterranean Games in 2009 by a poll of 80 accredited photographers from 23 countries. The American sports website Bleacher Report named her the most beautiful female competitor at the 2012 Summer Olympics, The American Entertainment and Lifestyle Magazine Muze featured her as one of the 2012 Olympics most amazing athletes,and her appearance in London attracted coverage in a similar vein from Russia Today, the New England Sports Network and Serbian newspaper Blic.Croatian media also noted a tweet by the NBA player Nate Robinson, who, after watching Sandrić in the Croatia vs. Czech Republic game, commented that she “might be the most beautiful woman basketball player ever to lace up some sneakers”.Sandrić has stated that the attention is both flattering and annoying. She has declined most modelling offers, focusing chiefly on her sports career and education. As of 2012, she is studying tourism management in Šibenik.In August 2015 she married Croatian basketball player Marko Sandrić.Advertisementlast_img read more

Border Patrol arrests 10 illegal immigrants after panga boat lands in La

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 23, 2018 May 23, 2018 Updated: 1:04 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Border Patrol agents using coastal surveillance cameras spotted a human-smuggling boat approaching the shore and were waiting on a La Jolla beach to arrest 10 undocumented immigrants early Wednesday morning, authorities said.The nine men and one woman aboard the panga boat were all Mexican citizens, Border Patrol public-affairs Agent Tekae Michael said. Low-profile panga boats with outboard motors, which are made for fishing, are popular for smugglers hoping to avoid detections as they move drugs and humans from Mexico to the U.S.The arrests happened about 15 minutes after midnight Wednesday on the beach below Camino de la Costa and Winamar Avenue, a little south of Windansea Beach, Michael said. Border Patrol agents were waiting for the boat when it landed on the sandy shoreline.Agents this morning were processing the undocumented immigrants to determine who they were and if any have criminal histories in the U.S., Michael said. If they do, they could face charges, while the others will be processed for a quick return to Mexico. center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Border Patrol arrests 10 illegal immigrants after panga boat lands in La Jollalast_img read more

Daredevil NASA spacecraft snaps asteroid Bennu from crazyclose orbit

first_imgOriginally published June 18, 9:56 a.m. PT.  The spacecraft is designed to reach out to Bennu, snag a sample of surface material and bring it back to Earth in 2023. NASA is currently assessing potential sample sites, a task it has asked the public to help with. Scientists hope to learn more about the formation of the solar system by studying Bennu. Osiris-Rex’s successful orbital space snuggle is a testament to the spacecraft’s capabilities, but it also happens to give us a spectacular view of an awesome asteroid to enjoy. Checking out Bennu Comment This is the view from the closest orbit a spacecraft has ever made around a planetary body.This navigation image of asteroid Bennu was taken shortly after orbital insertion on June 13 from a distance of 0.4 miles (690 m).Image details:— NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (@OSIRISREx) June 17, 2019 Tags Cosmic dead ringers: 27 super strange-looking space objects Share your voice In the image, you can see a massive boulder sitting toward the bottom of the asteroid. This boulder is about the length of school bus. Osiris-Rex (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) settled into its new orbit on June 13, breaking its previous record of orbiting 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) above the surface.Bennu is classified as a potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroid, though its chances of smacking our planet are slim and distant. 1 Osiris-Rex meets asteroid Bennu for cosmic pickpocketing Osiris-Rex finds water in its first week at asteroid Bennu Enlarge ImageOsiris-Rex snuggled up close to asteroid Bennu. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft is a beast and a thrill-seeker. It broke its own record for “the closest orbit a spacecraft has ever made around a planetary body” and then it snapped a photo to prove its own audaciousness. The agency shared a breathtaking navigation image on Monday of asteroid Bennu from Osiris-Rex’s new orbital distance of a mere 0.4 miles (690 meters) above the ancient rubble-covered rock.  27 Photos Sci-Tech NASA Spacelast_img read more

Tata Steel UK Govt meets Indianorigin businessman for sale talks

first_imgBusiness tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, who is interested in acquiring Tata’s steel business in the U.K., met the British government representatives Tuesday. The U.K. government is hunting for a potential buyer for the loss-making steel business.Tata had announced last week it was putting its entire U.K. operations up for sale. Sajid Javid, Britain’s Business Minister, met Gupta in London Tuesday to determine how serious he was about buying the steel business. Javid is also due to meet Tata Chairman Cyrus Mistry in Mumbai Wednesday, to discuss the process of sale, Reuters reports.Gupta termed the meet as “positive.” He also said that the U.K. government was “highly supportive” and “actively engaged” in terms of finding a possible solution.”The next step is for Tata to define the formal sales process and request indications of interest from potential buyers, “he said in a statement after the meeting, Reuters added.Last week, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly met ministers to discuss possible options for the Tata business.Carwyn Jones, Wales’ First Minister, told Reuters that the government is “willing” to discuss solutions for the company’s pension deficit, structural challenges and high energy costs — that drove Tata to walk away.The U.K. Business Minister also met other potential buyers but the details have not been revealed. “The important thing is where the buyers are coming forward we are ready to work with them,” Javid was quoted as saying by BBC.Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group is a U.K.-based steel and non-ferrous metals group, which operates in London, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. It has its assets in Asia, Africa and Britain. The firm’s annual turnover is about $5 billion. Its total production capacity in steel exceeds three million MTPA, according to the company’s website.last_img read more

Will Texas Have Enough Workers For LongTerm Recovery After Hurricane Harvey

first_img X – / 3One of the big workforce issues after a hurricane is purely practical, and that’s having places for recovery workers to live so they won’t have to drive in from long distances.Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema was one of the officials testifying before the House Business and Industry Committee at a hearing held on South Padre Island. “We already don’t have housing for our existing workforce right now,” said Hockema. “And so if you look at the people working in these hotels and restaurants, they don’t live here because we do not have adequate affordable housing.”Hockema said one thing the state can do is give counties more authority to establish building and floodplain regulations. That could lead to more storm-resistant housing.“Those tools are what allow you to establish a resilient, robust housing stock that can withstand a hurricane,” explained Hockema. “So you don’t lose such a large percentage of your housing and you have that housing available for your workforce.”Also testifying was South Padre Island City Manager Susan Guthrie, who said affordable housing is also an issue in her community. Guthrie said most of their city workers don’t even live on the island and commute from nearby communities.“Getting workforce, just the general workforce here post-storm, much less the relief workers, is really a challenge,” added Guthrie. “And especially when you’re talking about one way on, one way off this island.”The committee will hold another hearing Thursday in Brownsville. Share 00:00 /00:47center_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more