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Possible Croatian tourist directions in 2021: Croatian tourism desperately needs new energy

first_imgSomewhere in the background, opportunities for creating tourism for seniors or so-called silver generation of the third age which has the financial possibilities and the need to spend its third age meaningfully and profitably for us.  Especially painful is the decline in group arrivals from the markets of South Korea and China, which brought life and liveliness in the pre- and sub-season period throughout Croatia, especially in Zagreb. That would mean pivotal shifting the focus and investment of the operational national tourism market strategy and emerging tactics to the markets of Europe and the United Kingdom.  In the case of Croatia, these are air arrivals from the Far and Middle East and North and South America, but also the potential acceptance of ships in Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar. Uncertainty in assessments of the type “what will happen if there will be” introduces considerable uncertainty and business neurotics and can lead to reaching for the whole arsenal of insufficiently thought-out decisions and even more hasty moves. AND haste brings, as usual, direct and not small economic damage. The solution is to create the conditions for every destination to become and be – ”safecation ” or translated, “safe location”. It is, as you probably guessed, a two-word coin – “safe” and “location”. This also indicates that we cannot, figuratively speaking, have apples and pears. In the current game, which is nota bene imposed on us, not everyone can be satisfied and we cannot court all the domestic actors of the offer and at any cost. The only thing that is certain is that after September follows October, after October November, after November December. And here we are in the tourist 2021. Which just shows that time is inevitably running out. Like sand in an hourglass. third, experientially more specialized, and less “general practice”. In my opinion – we have no other choice for now. Without denying the previous main factor of Croatian tourist advantage, ie those famous tourist ones 4 S: Sun – Sea – Sand – Sex, it’s time to really, step by step come to life and long ago mentioned 6 E tourism: Escape – Education – Ecology – Entertainment – Excitement – Experience. In the approach to the offer, the key substitution of theses is – shorter becomes longer and time – more intense. We understand that now the need for the longest possible total tourist year is really opening up, and not just 3-4 hit tourist months. Our specialized trump cards are now in order nautical, eno-gastro, cultural, sporty (with the inevitable cyclotourism as a sub-segment) and adventure tourism. If the day is known in the morning, the following are likely, of course three tourist tactics orientations in the currently “floating and diffuse” 2021: Forum: Pixabay.com / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr At the same time, this situation requires the most intensive and day-to-day monitoring of the situation (business intelligence) of harmonized and focused national external representations – from the Croatian Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce to the Croatian embassies.  Let’s pull up and roll up our sleeves. Now Croatian tourism desperately needs new hope, emotion and energy. And let’s communicate it clearly, decisively and proactively to all stakeholders in the tourism sector – public and private! They are in the same basket. And let’s not forget – The world loves winners though!  So let’s try to see the cool heads that are to be expected and – what we have to do. At least as far as the initial focuses are concerned. Reports and evaluations of the situation should be performed in the most intensive dynamics and, if at all possible, through standardized forms and consolidated in the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in the established for that occasion. a specialized task-force team, who will be able to have review the game in a weekly rhythm. And thus open space for the Government of the Republic of Croatia, ie the Minister of Tourism and Sports and the Prime Minister himself for faster and more efficient concrete measures in all tourism complementary areas and in ministerial departments – from finance, sea, transport, infrastructure and health. We are talking in principle about “Slow motion” tourism, which in the era of current uncertainty takes the current primacy over “party tourism”. Not every evil is for evil. “Slow motion” tourism opens a new opportunity for innovation and creativity to new and conceptually fresh entrepreneurial generations in tourism.center_img Emotionally more geo-locationally closer, and less locationally farther away The world loves winners  At the same time, this does not mean and does not imply sacrifice at any cost of other markets, but let us remember the old thought that “the broad front also crushed Napoleon.” Perceived more specialized, and less “general practice” The concrete interests of serious investors for the construction and commissioning of a premium resort for this type of audience along the Adriatic, but also in the interior, are already being expressed. Which further strengthens and creates fertile ground for the true revival of health tourism in the full possible scope, which has so far proven itself most in the field of dentistry, ophthalmology and orthopedics. Which, by the way, we are constantly talking about, and there is no way to make a concrete step forward, that is, to invest significantly and specifically in a targeted way – from enlarging the range of offers to targeted and more intensive effective marketing. We have already written about the model of vertical, horizontal and spectral measures of anti virus measures (https://hrturizam.hr/covid-19-era-trazi-moderne-metode-i-nove-tehnologije-za-zastitu-gostiju-i-prostora/) and should not be repeated, but should repeated and uncompromisingly consistently implemented such and other measures. There really is no discussion. Otherwise we will pay a higher price again than we need. Let’s just remember how in the first days of opening after the so-called “Lockdown” humbly wiped the surfaces of tables in the catering industry and even disinfected the seats very often in order to gradually start giving up more and more on the principle “We will easily! They don’t want us here either! ” first, emitting more geo-locationally closer, and less on, The destinations themselves, on the other hand, must introduce a “safecation policy” as consistently as possible, both in the service delivery zone and in internal and external communication.  We are now aiming snipers, not heavy artillery. A decisive battle begins for each individual guest, as announced in the last few years by those who know tourism to the core and who did not allow themselves to be deceived by the successive seductively fluttering repetition of “tourist pluses”. The only question is whether we are mentally and functionally ready for that in the destinations themselves or not. else, receptively more destination-safe, and less debauched, and Talking to colleagues who work in tourism and following everything that is currently being said in our country and in the world about tourism in 2021, I conclude: Only one thing is certain – it is known that – nothing is known.  If we look beyond the horizon, then most of these selective types of tourism have the potential to become an appropriate additional communication and sales platform for the sale of certain types of Croatian products such as nautical vessels and equipment, food and beverages. If the conditions of their production we know, of course, adequately relax, not suffocate. In a pandemic situation, intercontinental or, in the vocabulary of tour operators, “long haul” trips with flights longer than 3 or 4 hours and especially more transfers suffer first, which is logical and well known to everyone. The same goes for cruising. Entrepreneurs and destinations, who live from “party tourism”, must start thinking about how to respond to this challenge. Receptively more destination-safe, and less unbridled  Why are we writing this? Uncertainty breeds insecurity, insecurity brings procrastination, procrastination leads to despair. And hopelessness is the mother of all failures.last_img read more

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US shale heavyweight EOG Resources dips toe in Indonesian oil, gas exploration

first_imgAt 1,940 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day, Indonesia’s oil and gas output was 10.7 percent below target as of June 2020, SKK Migas data show.However, EOG has signaled plans to focus on existing assets while global crude oil prices were low.“Our first priority is to generate high returns with every dollar we spend even at low oil prices,” said EOG Resources CEO William Thomas in a statement on March 16.Crude oil prices are not expected to recover to 2019 levels until at least 2022, according to several estimates.Oil futures fell again on Wednesday after a sharp slide in the previous session as a rebound in COVID-19 cases in some countries undermined hopes for a steady recovery in global demand, Reuters reported.Brent crude slipped 19 cents, or 0.5 percent, to US$39.59 a barrel on Wednesday morning Jakarta time after dropping more than 5 percent on Tuesday to fall below $40 a barrel for the first time since June.US crude, meanwhile, fell 24 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $36.52 a barrel, having fallen nearly 8 percent in the previous session.Topics : Houston-based EOG Resources, one of the United States’ top shale oil and gas producers, is testing the waters of Indonesia for oil and gas exploration.The company recently applied for membership with Indonesia’s Upstream Oil and Gas Special Regulatory Taskforce (SKK Migas) after a two-week work visit in July 2019, said the task force in a statement on Tuesday.EOG, SKK Migas and the Indonesian government are conducting a two-year study, slated to end in December, on potential resources, reads the statement. “We found good early indications of potential unconventional oil and gas in Indonesia,” said SKK Migas planning deputy Jaffee Arizon.EOG declined to comment, explaining in an email to The Jakarta Post that it did not usually do so for activity outside known development areas.Unconventional oil and gas resources, such as shale and tight oil, are more technically challenging and costly to recover than conventional resources for geological reasons.But for Indonesia, a country with declining oil reserves, such resources present an opportunity, however slim, to raise production.last_img read more

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Helix Names New CFO

first_imgHelix Energy Solutions has announced certain changes within its executive management team consistent with the company’s succession plan, effective June 5, 2017. Namely, Erik Staffeldt, who has served as Helix’s vice president – Finance and Accounting since July of 2015, has been promoted to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer.Furthermore, Tony Tripodo, who has served as Helix’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since June of 2008, will be transitioning to the position of executive vice president and senior advisor. In his new role Tripodo will be responsible for assisting Owen Kratz, Helix’s president and chief executive officer, in continuing to develop the long term business and financial strategy of the company. He will continue to remain involved in the company’s financial planning and in generally assisting with the orderly transition of some of his former responsibilities as CFO.In connection with these appointments, Owen Kratz, president and CEOf of Helix, said: “Erik has earned the confidence of the board and the executive management team and has demonstrated the ability to take on increasing responsibilities since joining Helix in 2009. In addition, Tony’s demonstrated capabilities in managing the financial affairs of the company and his intimate knowledge of the business make him well suited for the new role we have asked him to perform.”last_img read more

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Viking Energy PSV to stay with Statoil for another year

first_imgNorwegian oil major Statoil has declared a one-year option for one of Eidesvik’s platform supply vessels.Eidesvik said on Monday that Statoil exercised a one-year option for Viking Energy. The extension is set to begin in April this year.According to the company, the extension is in direct continuation of the current contract.Eidesvik added that the vessel would be prepared for shore power, and equipment for better fuel consumption measurement would be installed.The previous deal for the vessel was also an extension from November 2015. The extension was for two years, starting April 2016. Under the extension, the contract got a further one-year option.The Viking Energy was built by the Kleven Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The vessel is 95 meters long and 20.4 wide and can accommodate 20 people.According to AIS data from Monday, the platform supplier is currently moored in Mongstad, Norway.last_img read more

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HydroQuest Ocean 1MW tidal turbine to hit the water in spring 2019

first_imgHydroQuest and its equity partner CMN (Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie) have informed that they will install and commission the HydroQuest Ocean 1MW tidal turbine at EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat site in France in the spring of 2019. The tidal turbine is currently being assembled at CMN workshops in Cherbourg, France, and will be completed before the end of 2018. The installation at the Paimpol-Bréhat site, planned in agreement with EDF, is expected to start in April 2019, with the commissioning of the turbine scheduled for the spring of 2019 for an initial period of 12 months.The demonstration project, selected by French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) through the government-funded ‘Marine renewable energies and pilot river turbine farms’ call for projects, aims to confirm the performance of the HydroQuest Ocean 1MW tidal turbine generator under real operating conditions, prior to commercialization.“After this project, we would like to implement commercial farms at high-potential sites in France and elsewhere around the world. Our goal is to reduce costs over the medium-term to reach a levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) well under 100 €/MWh, thus making tidal turbines an effective alternative supporting the energy transition,” Jean-François Simon, CEO of HydroQuest and Pierre Balmer, CEO of CMN said in a joint statement.The two project partners added that, at the same time, they were awaiting the government’s launch of call for tenders for the first commercial tidal turbine arrays at Raz-Blanchard and Fromveur – the projects said to accelerate cost reductions across the industry.HydroQuest is developing hydrokinetic technology for both river and ocean application. The company installed its first river tidal turbine at the SEENEOH test site in Bordeaux in January 2018 and launched the device at the inauguration of the test site in March.last_img read more

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Digicel hosts its 2011 annual Christmas party in Dubique

first_imgLocalNews Digicel hosts its 2011 annual Christmas party in Dubique by: – December 21, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 15 Views   no discussions Roseau, Dominica: The management and staff of the Bigger, Better Network Digicel brings Christmas cheer to the village of Dubique today Wednesday 21st December, 2011.In this season of giving and sharing Digicel this year has selected the community of Dubique to hosts its annual Christmas kids’ party. The event will take place at the Dubique Community Centre from 2:30pm today with over forty children who will all receive a special gifts from Santa Claus.The kids will be embraced by the Digicel team and the children of employees of Digicel with a delightful feast and harmonious caroling. Digicel, as accustom will raise the bar with its innovation to engage the kids with games, competitions, music and to climax the event a special Christmas movie will be enjoyed by all. Digicel’s CEO Richard Stanton said, “Dominica’s Bigger, Better Network is excited to host its annual Christmas party for the second time in Dubique. This is a community that touched the hearts of the family and friends of Digicel and we are very pleased to celebrate with the kids as they sing along Christmas carols with our staff and open their gifts with smiles”.Press ReleaseDigicel Dominicalast_img read more

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US pilot jailed in Singapore for defying quarantine order

first_imgSINGAPORE – An American cargo pilot who admitted to “poor judgment” in breaking a quarantine order to buy medical supplies became the first foreigner imprisoned in Singapore for breaching its restrictions meant to curb the coronavirus, his lawyer said Friday. Singapore has one of the largest outbreaks in Asia, with 26,000 cases. More than 90% of those infected are foreign workers living in crowded dormitories, while the government recently began easing restrictions for the local population. (AP) FedEx pilot Brian Dugan Yeargan, 44, of Alaska, was sentenced to four weeks Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to leaving his hotel room for three hours to buy masks and a thermometer, defense lawyer Ronnie Tan said.center_img In this May 13, 2020, photo, Brian Dugan Yeargan, wearing a face mask and sunglasses, walks outside the Singapore State Court in Singapore. APlast_img read more

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Joshua ready to fight Fury twice in 2021 — Promoter

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Eddie Hearn confirmed Anthony Joshua will not fight Tyson Fury this year but insisted that he is ready to sign a two-fight deal for 2021 right now.With the British pair holding every major belt in the heavyweight division, Hearn had previously stated the highly-anticipated undisputed showdown may have been pushed closer due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with sporting events beginning to restart around the globe, while former WBC champion Deontay Wilder is refusing to step away from a contracted trilogy fight with Fury, the bout will have to wait.While Fury completes his contractual obligation, Joshua will face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, Hearn insisting it is then time for the English duo to meet.“It would probably be a two-fight deal,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “Any deal between Fury and AJ, you run it twice.“It is not a condition of the deal but it was in their deal with Deontay Wilder, and it is the biggest fight in boxing, so it is likely you will see that twice.”“I had a conversation [on Thursday] saying: ‘Wilder is not stepping aside, we will take care of that fight, you take care of the Pulev fight, but let’s get a deal done for 2021’. “We have no problem signing now to fight Fury in 2021.” In the meantime, Hearn assures Joshua’s goals remain the same: to successfully defend his belts in the United Kingdom.The 40-year-old does concede, however, that the coronavirus pandemic has limited Joshua’s fight schedule.“The focus remains the same – do the fight in the UK,” Hearn added. “We have also now conceded that AJ will only fight once this year.“Before it was all about getting that fight in early-August to make sure we could fight in December. Because of the preparation needed and the magnitude of his shows, AJ will only box once in 2020.“We hope between September and December live gates will return to the UK. There is also a chance they won’t – if that’s the case, we will take the fight elsewhere.” Tags: CoronavirusDeontay WilderEddie HearnKubrat Pulevlast_img read more

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Women’s basketball preps to continue winning streak

first_imgAfter a weekend sweep of Colorado and Utah, the women’s basketball team returns to the Galen Center to face off against Stanford and Cal. Against Cal, senior forward Kristen Simon recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds. However, it wasn’t enough as USC fell 64-76. Alex Zhang | Daily TrojanLast Friday, the team demolished Colorado in an offensive showcase as they pounded the Buffaloes for 86 points en route to a 35-point victory. Against Utah, both teams had trouble scoring the basketball, but ultimately, the Trojans were able to maintain an early lead and took down the Utes, 58-47. Junior guard Aliyah Mazyck led the way in both games, scoring a career-high 29 points against Colorado and led the team again with 20 against Utah. But defense was key in both victories. “I think, this weekend, our defense really flourished,” senior guard Sadie Edwards said.  “I think we really executed and disrupted other teams on the defensive end. We didn’t let them get into a rhythm or do what they wanted to do or what they were comfortable doing, so I think that’s something that we can control and carry over to this weekend.”This Friday, the team will welcome the Stanford Cardinal to the Galen Center. Stanford currently sits at 11-7 with a 5-1 Pac-12 conference record. One of their victories came against the Trojans back on New Year’s Eve when they held on to win 72-65. In that game, senior guard Brittany McPhee led the way for Stanford, stuffing the stat sheet with 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Stanford outshot USC with a 45.5 percent overall field goal percentage to the Trojans’ 35.5 percent and out-rebounded the Women of Troy 41-31. Stanford is led by the tandem of McPhee and junior forward Alanna Smith, but Stanford has a deep team that can all contribute and have been steady at executing in half-court settings. “Both of [Cal and Stanford’s] games are different so Stanford is really, really, really good at executing in the half court. They obviously play for an incredible coach; they play extremely hard. We watched film and we’ve looked at a lot of the mistakes that we’ve made in that game, so I think we’re really looking forward to getting on the court and just competing,” Edwards said. “I think it’s going to be a good game, I think it’s going to be a great weekend for us and an incredible opportunity.”Then on Sunday, No. 21 Cal comes to Galen Center with a 13-4 overall record and a 4-2 Pac-12 conference record. This game will also be a rematch as the Golden Bears defeated the Trojans 76-64 on Dec. 29. The Trojans were once again outgunned in their previous game against Cal, as they shot 38.1 percent to Cal’s 45.6 percent. The Trojans were led by senior forward Kristen Simon in this contest as she posted a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds but she was matched by junior center Kristine Anigwe with 16 points and 13 rebounds double-double. The Golden Bears sport a deep team, capable of scoring in bunches and with efficiency; Kristine Anigwe remains the biggest offensive threat as she averages around 18 points and is coming off a dominant weekend where she totaled 56 points and 27 rebounds over two games. “Cal also executed really well in the half court against us but Cal has one of the best players in the country in [Anigwe]. We trust our preparation. We’ve learned and we’ve grown a lot even though that was just two weeks ago. I think we’re a lot better now than we were and we’re just going to go out there and compete, play hard.”With an electrifying rout of Colorado last weekend, the Trojans are hoping their momentum can continue against two strong teams in Cal and Stanford. The Trojans’ defense was notable in the past two games against Colorado and Utah. Their disruption and focus helped them stop Colorado’s offense in the second half and kept Utah from cutting into the lead. They will have to key in on their defense to stop Cal’s high-powered offense and Stanford’s deep reserves. “We gave up a lot of transition points against Stanford the first time around, so that’s something we can always control; we can get back on defense, we can stop the ball, we can run the floor harder,” Edwards said. “We gave up a lot of offensive rebounds, which is also something we can control; box out. And there was a few of their actions that we got beat on, we watched them in film, we’ve made an adjustment now, we’ve gone over it today, we’ve drilled it, we have great practice guides that come in and help us going over that so we’ll be prepared for that.”The Trojans will face Stanford on Friday at 8 p.m. and battle No. 21 Cal on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will be televised on Pac-12 Los Angeles and Pac-12 Networks.last_img read more

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No. 12 Syracuse crumbles in season’s big test; gets crushed, 36-3, by No. 3 Notre Dame

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK – Eric Dungey’s scream echoed through the Syracuse sideline. The senior stormed toward the Orange bench and slammed his helmet against the metal frame. “F*ck,” he bellowed. His teammates silenced around him.After Notre Dame took a 7-0 advantage on its second possession, Dungey located Taj Harris streaking down the middle of the field along the left hash mark. Dungey dropped back and rifled a pass Harris’ way, but the senior failed to locate a lurking Jalen Elliott, who jumped on Dungey’s pass, intercepting it and giving the Irish fantastic field position.As quickly as Dungey erupted in frustration on the sidelines, Syracuse’s day proverbially ended. Three hours later, Syracuse trudged off the field, the recipients of a bludgeoning unparalleled to anything that the Orange have seen since 2016 — a 54-0 shutout against future-champion Clemson in Death Valley.In front of a sold-out Yankee Stadium crowd, No. 12 Syracuse (8-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) squandered what was likely its only chance to prove itself worthy of a New Year’s Six bowl game. No. 3 Notre Dame (11-0) dismantled the Orange, 36-3, in a game that SU was lucky to have been within five scores. When Syracuse needed to produce its best game of the year to justify its ranking and to elevate itself into the upper echelon of college football, the Orange put forth their worst performance in two years.“I can’t even remember the score, it was so dominant,” SU head coach Dino Babers said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a win over Louisville last Saturday, Babers rejected the prominence of his team’s matchup with the Irish. He called Notre Dame a “freebie,” since Notre Dame is independent from the ACC and he was focused on how the Orange finishes in conference play.But this game wasn’t a “freebie.” Entering Saturday, ESPN slated Syracuse to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, as one of four at-large bids to one of the top six bowl games. A win against Notre Dame would have likely affirmed the Orange’s standing, justifying their ranking as one of the 12 best teams in the country, grouped in with likely non-playoff powers such as Ohio State and LSU. Against the nation’s No. 3 team, Syracuse arguably had more to gain in this matchup than any other game in nearly two decades, and Babers’ players knew that.“We worked all week like it was a championship game,” senior wideout Jamal Custis said.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerTheir “championship” opportunity disintegrated within minutes. Following Dungey’s interception and subsequent tantrum, Notre Dame hijacked a 10-point lead, that would only swell.Dungey was forced out of the game on the next drive after suffering an upper-body injury on a quarterback rush up the middle. Dungey attempted to play the next snap before falling over on his back, clutching it in agony before play started.Dungey was not made available for comment due to injury.After less than a quarter of action, Dungey completed just one pass on four attempts for 10 yards and an interception. In Dungey’s absence, Tommy DeVito, who has played admirably this season, crumbled under the pressure. DeVito slung his first three passes downfield, aiming for big plays that resulted in three straight incompletions that forced Syracuse to punt.On his next throw, which came on the first play of the second quarter, DeVito again attempted a deep ball downfield, but it was picked off by Notre Dame safety Alohi Gilman. He threw another interception at the end of the second quarter, leading to a Notre Dame touchdown.“Sometimes in the spotlight,” DeVito said, “some guys freeze a little bit.”At the end of the first half, Notre Dame had more yards off interceptions (78) than Syracuse had passing yards between Dungey and DeVito (35) on 18 attempts. Syracuse, which hadn’t lost a turnover battle all season, threw three picks in the first 30 minutes, tying a team high for turnovers this season.Even with three turnovers and six Irish trips to the red zone, Syracuse entered halftime down just 20-0. Notre Dame easily could have scored 35 points in the first two quarters, but SU’s defense held firm, despite no offensive help.Syracuse failed to break the Notre Dame 45-yard line for three quarters during a game in which Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said his team never felt threatened. Syracuse’s offensive impotence shown bright, repeatedly.“They turned the game from chess to checkers,” Babers said. “(We) did not handle the surroundings well. It was disappointing.”Notre Dame faced a similar situation earlier in the season against Navy, but didn’t take advantage then. After leading 27-0 at the half, Kelly and his staff made defensive adjustments rather than sticking with their game plan, Kelly said, and the Irish wound up allowing 22 second-half points.“We felt like our plan was outstanding and then we got too smart,” Kelly said. “(Tonight) we said we’re not making any changes. We’re gonna stick with what we’re doing, believe in what we’re doing and let’s just get better at what we’ve put together.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerSyracuse finally broke into the red zone early in the fourth quarter on the tail end of an 18-play drive that lasted 6:30. Down 29-0, Syracuse failed to convert on third down on the ND 5-yard line. Rather than trying to convert the first down and potentially score, Babers elected to kick a field goal and accept defeat.“We could run another play and we could even score a touchdown. And then maybe even do an onside kick and maybe score another touchdown. But we’re not gonna win,” Babers said. “When you’re running those plays you have a chance to get people hurt, the score did not matter right there. So it was just drop one out, kick a field goal, keep your guys healthy and move onto the next game.”But Andre Szmyt, a midseason All-American who hadn’t missed a field goal from within 40 yards this season, watched in shock as his kick banged off the left goal post. Babers’ head dropped.Babers effectively surrendered in the beginning of the fourth quarter, but Syracuse’s day was over from its second drive. The Orange simply couldn’t compete with the prowess of the Irish. The “freebie” turned into a three-and-a-half-hour-long pummeling, keeping Syracuse off the scoreboard until the final 10 seconds of the game when Szmyt connected on another chip shot.Syracuse played this game with little to lose and everything to win. A loss would likely not drop the Orange too far in the College Football Playoff Rankings, as Boston College fell by just three spots following a 27-7 home loss against Clemson. But a win against the nation’s No. 3 team in a neutral site game could have meant SU would play in the new year for the first time since 1998. The Orange would have reclaimed their spot as a national power, becoming a team that opponents mark on their schedules as a marquee matchup, rather than being the one circling those teams.Saturday night, nothing went right for the Orange in the one game everything needed to.center_img Published on November 17, 2018 at 6:08 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edulast_img read more