Adris is investing HRK 3 billion in the tourism part of its business

first_img“All our companies have an organic growth strategy, and support for this is a strong investment cycle worth almost four billion kuna”Vlahovic pointed out. At a meeting held yesterday in Rovinj, the Supervisory Board of the Adris Group discussed the business plan for 2020 and the strategic business plan for the next three years. As a member of the Supervisory Board, Vlahović will deal with strategic consideration of further growth and development of the Adris Group, the company he headed for a full 25 years. As pointed out by the President of the Management Board, mr. sc. Ante Vlahović, Adris has completed the transformation of its business and today has three growing and long-term sustainable jobs, which are determined by a clearly defined business policy and the necessary management knowledge. In the last fifteen years, Vlahović pointed out, Adris, with extremely low indebtedness, has invested more than 10 billion kuna in the development of its businesses and the acquisition of ownership stakes in tourism, healthy food and insurance. It has strong financial potential for a new investment cycle – worth almost four billion kuna.  In the next three years in the tourist part of its business Adris plans to invest almost three billion kuna, more than 220 million kuna in healthy food, and 290 million kuna in insurance, which will generate stable revenue growth and growing profits. Considering that the mandate of the President of the Management Board expires on 31 December 2019, mr. sc. Ante Vlahović, who was elected a member of the Supervisory Board by the decision of the Assembly on 11 June 2019, starting on 1 January 2020, the Supervisory Board appointed the current member of the Management Board, Marko Remenar, as the President of the Management Board of Adris Group 1 Marko Remenar new President of the Management Board of Adris Grouplast_img read more

Croatian camps, hotels and resorts open in May and June

first_imgAfter the Croatian Minister of Tourism presented the plan for the opening of the summer tourist season, which envisages that by the end of May travel will be facilitated for Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and during June for Germany, Poland, and then for other countries. have a similarly certain epidemiological situation. A tourist application is also being developed, with which guests will be able to announce their arrival in advance and which will enable them to cross the border faster. The application will enable the introduction of “fast line” entry regime for tourists to Croatia.  CROATIAN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION AMONG THE BEST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES   By the end of May, an application will be launched through which tourists will be able to announce their arrival in Croatia. That announcement will allow them to flow faster across the border  Croatian hoteliers and tourist workers are ready to welcome the opening of the season. All standards of safety of guests’ stay have been implemented in accommodation facilities, restaurants and other tourist facilities according to the recommendations of Croatian epidemiologists, the World Health Organization and with regard to the recommendations from key emitting markets.  Citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany must present a reservation of accommodation in the accommodation facility when entering the Republic of Croatia as a tourist. The document confirming the reservation of accommodation must contain: the place / address of the accommodation facility where the guest will stay and the contact phone number and length of stay, ie the date when the guest plans to leave the Republic of Croatia. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia. There is no obligation for citizens of the Republic of Austria to self-isolate when entering Republic of Croatia, but upon entering the country they will receive a leaflet with general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health. CROATIA IS SAFE FOR ALL VISITORS  There is no obligation of self-isolation for EU citizens. Upon entering the Republic of Croatia at the border, tourists receive an information leaflet with general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.  Given that Croatia is an EU member with a very good epidemiological picture, most regions in Germany do not prescribe the obligation of self-isolation for their citizens. on return from Croatia. Thus, the regions of Bavaria, Nordhein-Westfalen, Baden Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Niedersachsen have already abolished the obligation of self-isolation or quarantine for returnees from EU countries and those associated with the Schengen Agreement, and the obligation of self-isolation or quarantine will be abolished on 25 May. (https://www.hessen.de/sites/default/files/media/1vo_corona25.05.pdf) HOTELS, CAMPSITES AND ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES APPLY THE HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS – travel agency voucher.  All tourist facilities as well as restaurants in Croatia are prepared for the restart of the season in new conditionsThe highest epidemiological standards are applied to ensure safety for both tourists and staff and the local population.The Croatian Institute of Public Health has defined measures for all who work in tourism in order to ensure maximum protection for guestsIn addition to the recommendations of local epidemiologists, Croatian hotels and camps apply the highest standards prescribed by global safety and health certificates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR GUESTS FROM CERTAIN EU COUNTRIES According to all indicators, Croatia is one of the best EU countries when it comes to the epidemiological situation New cases of COVID-19 virus infection appear only sporadically in single digits  FACT SHEET – CROATIAN SUMMER SEASON 2020 – Basic information  – agreement on permanent berth in the port of nautical tourism; Foreign tourists who are citizens of the Republic of Austria must enter the reservation of accommodation in the accommodation facility upon tourist entry into the Republic of Croatia. The document confirming the reservation of accommodation in Croatia must contain: the place / address of the accommodation facility where the guest will stay and the contact phone number and length of stay, ie the date when the guest plans to leave the Republic of Croatia. For citizens of these countries there is no obligation of self-isolation when entering Republic of Croatia, but upon entering they will receive a leaflet with general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.   The document confirming the reservation of accommodation in Croatia must contain:  Citizens from the EU, but also from countries outside the EU can get all the information about the possibilities of entering Croatia by asking the e-mail address – uzg.covid@mup.hrDetailed information with the online form, as well as answers to frequently asked questions can be found at this one connectors When entering the Republic of Croatia as a tourist, citizens of the Republic of Slovenia must present a reservation of accommodation in the accommodation facility. The document confirming the reservation of accommodation in Croatia must contain: the place / address of the accommodation facility where the guest will stay and the contact phone number and length of stay, ie the date when the guest plans to leave the Republic of Croatia. For foreign tourists who are citizens of EU countries, foreign citizens should present one of the documents upon entry: According to current and unofficial information for countries with a favorable epidemiological picture, it is expected that it will not be necessary to carry out self-isolation when returning from Croatia in June. The exact dates as well as the regimes by individual countries will be known in the coming days, which we will report on later. New cases of infection currently appear only sporadically and Croatia has one of the best epidemiological situations in the Mediterranean. The health care system and the public protection system in Croatia have responded well to the crisis and suppressed the spread of the epidemic. The Croatian health care system is ready to respond in a timely manner in the event of a virus outbreak. UPDATED May 22nd Source. Koronavirus.hr According to current and unofficial information for the citizens of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, it is expected that it will not be necessary to carry out self-isolation when returning from Croatia on 29 May. The exact dates will be known in the coming days, about which we will report later. TOURISTS AT THE BORDER RECEIVE A FLYER WITH RECOMMENDATIONS “Croatia has a great epidemiological situation, and for most guests from key emitting markets it is available as a self-destination. The Croatian tourism sector has adjusted safety standards to national and international recommendations, and we are ready to welcome guests”, Said the director of the Croatian Tourism Association, Veljko Ostojic. – confirmation of reservation for berth in nautical tourism port or APPLICATION FOR TOURISTS TO ENTER CROATIA AND FAST LINE COMING SOON The Croatian Tourism Association has announced a plan to open tourist facilities. The plan for opening tourist facilities envisages that camps in Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia and some hotels will be opened by the end of May, and during June most hotels and all other tourist services in destinations are expected to open, HUT points out and adds: The health care system and the public protection system in Croatia have responded well to the crisis and suppressed the spread of the epidemicThe Croatian health care system is ready to respond in a timely manner in the event of a virus outbreak – lease agreement in the camp; BORDER PROTOCOL   SLOVENIAThere are no restrictions on movement between the Republic Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia Croatia has been managing the crisis very effectively throughout the epidemic, and according to international organizations, it is one of the most successful countries in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.  Foreign tourists who are citizens of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary must present a reservation of accommodation in the accommodation facility when entering the Republic of Croatia. The document confirming the reservation of accommodation in Croatia must contain: the place / address of the accommodation facility where the guest will stay and the contact phone number and length of stay, ie the date when the guest plans to leave the Republic of Croatia. According to current unofficial information for Austrian citizens, it is expected that it will not be necessary to carry out self-isolation when returning from Croatia from the beginning of June. The exact dates will be known in the coming days, which we will report on later. Upon entering the Republic of Croatia, citizens of the Republic of Slovenia will receive a leaflet with general and special recommendations and instructions from the Croatian Institute of Public Health. Travel between Germany and Croatia through Austria and Slovenia runs smoothly with a document confirming the reservation of accommodation in Croatia. We definitely recommend checking the applicable provision regarding the border crossing crossing regime. Additional information can be obtained at the following web site – length of stay, ie the date when the guest plans to leave the Republic of Croatia.  In addition to confirming the reservation, the reasons for entering Croatia can be:  Croatian borders are open for tourists. Upon entry, tourists must have a confirmation of booking accommodation, and at the border receive instructions for a safe stay in the country.  – contact telephone number and There is no obligation of self-isolation when crossing the border between Slovenia and Croatia, and vice versa. During June, the countries from the main Croatian emitting markets are expected to enable their citizens to travel freely to Croatia and back, given the recommendations issued by the European Commission and the fact that Croatia is one of the countries with the lowest number of infected people in Europe.  QUESTIONS ABOUT ARRIVAL IN CROATIA CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY For citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany there is no measure of self-isolation when entering Croatia, but upon entering the Republic of Croatia will receive a leaflet with general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health. For foreign citizens from other EU countries there is no obligation of self-isolation approxupon entering the Republic of Croatia, but upon entering the country they will receive a leaflet with general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health. AUSTRIA – reservation of accommodation in a hotel, camp or other type of accommodation facility; – place / address of the accommodation facility where the guest will stay, Foreign tourists who are citizens of EU countries when entering the Republic of Croatia must have a reservation of accommodation in the accommodation facility. The document confirming the reservation of accommodation in Croatia must contain: the place / address of the accommodation facility where the guest will stay and the contact phone number and length of stay, ie the date when the guest plans to leave the Republic of Croatia. OTHER EU COUNTRIES business reasons / economic interest: invitation of the economic entity, interest of the economic entity for the arrival of an individual, invitation to a business meeting, ownership of real estate or vessel (or vessel lessee), ownership of a company or membership in the company’s management,urgent personal reasons last_img read more

Arsenal cleared to complete Nicolas Tagliafico transfer as agent admits Ajax star is ready to ‘take a leap’

first_imgTagliafico has rejected a new contract at Ajax (Picture: Getty)However, Tagliafico has rejected their offer and his agent has confirmed he’s ready to leave the club.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Ajax made an offer, but it wasn’t accepted because it’s the right time to take a leap,’ Ricardo Schlieper told Muy Independiente Radio.‘Let’s see what happens in the market.‘There has been no talk of numbers with Ajax, but they will ask for a significant amount – I think it will be more than €20million [£17m].’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSead Kolasinac has been Emery’s first choice left-back for most of this term but he’s considered more of a wing-back due to his attacking strengths.Nacho Monreal looks set to leave the club at the end of the season as his contract expires in July, leaving Emery in need of a replacement.Arsenal will hand Emery a budget of roughly £45m this summer, though that will be boosted if the club qualify for the Champions League and through player sales.MORE: Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly going nowhere, says Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti Comment Advertisement Nicolas Tagliafico is likely to leave Ajax this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s hopes of signing Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico have received a significant boost after the player’s agent confirmed his desire to leave the club this summer.The Argentine, 26, has attracted attention from across Europe after starring in Ajax’s sensational win against Real Madrid in the Champions League last-16.Unai Emery is keen to sign an orthodox left-back this summer and has shortlisted Tagliafico as a target alongside the likes of Celtic star Kieran Tierney and Leicester ace Ben Chilwell.Ajax, aware of the threat of losing the Argentine, had offered the full-back new terms on his contract despite having three years to run on his existing deal.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal cleared to complete Nicolas Tagliafico transfer as agent admits Ajax star is ready to ‘take a leap’ Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Mar 2019 8:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link585Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

DAPD Secures Trade Tools for 8 Members

first_img 110 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LifestyleLocalNews DAPD Secures Trade Tools for 8 Members by: – October 11, 2019 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Rudy gets farm tools from Josephine Dublin-Prince of GEFEight members of the disabled community were the focus of attention on Thursday, October 10th when they received tools of their trade that will no doubt aid them on their path of self-sufficiency.The Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities identified some of their members who needed help with income generation and solicited support from the UN’s GEF Small Grants Programme to meet those needs.Those items were for members of the Association of People with Disabilities who are farmers, caterers, fishers and artisans.The members submitted their list of tools of their trade: that included knapsack sprayers, hand tools, wheelbarrows, a tiller and a chainsaw.There were also small kitchen appliances and equipment, craft supplies and artist supplies as well as fisherman tools.Nathalie Murphy is Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities.She says, “This is something we have been looking forward to for a while. We have [members] who are blind or visually impaired, physically challenged and wheelchair users but that doesn’t mean that they are not engaged in agriculture or small projects. The presentation today are tools and equipment that will help them get back on their feet and make a living.”The DAPD says more items are still to come and are being sourced. The grant totalled EC $10,000 and was specifically designed for livelihood support and capacity building.Josephine Dublin-Prince of the Small Grants Programme National Committee did the official handing over of the items.She explained, “The programme of GEF Small Grants is very inclusive because people with disabilities are never left out; it is people-centred. The word empowerment is always central to development of people and for persons with disabilities, empowerment is [important]. The DAPD has shown the rest of Dominicans that you don’t just sit on your laurels and expect to benefit.”DAPD member, Rudy, is a farmer and received several tools for his work. He is also blind.“I’ll be able to handle my wheelbarrow; my nephew will walk with me to guide me. I will be able to handle the tools because I am good at gardening. That’s what I do for a living. I make coal and do other things. I am so happy that I have gotten the tools. I will make the most of it and use them to earn something. I want to thank those who organised this and the DAPD.”The DAPD as an organisation also got some equipment for its own income generation. That included a laminating machine and a brush cutter among others.The Executive Director says the brush cutter will likely be rented out and the laminating machine is for use in the organisation’s table mat making business. They also make and sell drink coasters and other craft. They will have a booth at this year’s Creole in the Park.Fatal error: Theme at https://www.dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/plugins/image-gallery-reloaded/themes/classic/galleria.theme.min.js could not load, check theme path.– / 6last_img read more

Boy Gets Baseball

first_imgIf you were watching the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies game last week, you witnessed a good-feel story. Todd Frazier hit his 100th career homer, and the ball was caught on a carom by an elderly gentlemen.  He then handed the ball to a young fan sitting behind him.  Since it was Frazier’s 100th career homer, Jim Day of the Reds went out to right field to retrieve the baseball.After some friendly negotiations between Jim and the boy’s father, they agreed to give the ball to the Reds in exchange for an autographed item from Frazier.  The Reds had anticipated this happening, and they produced an autographed baseball in a case for the young man.  He gladly exchanged it for the batted ball.Two good things happened here.  The elderly season ticket holder gave the ball to the young man, and the young boy was not greedy and made the exchange.  He even congratulated Frazier on his accomplishment.last_img read more

East Central Wins!

first_imgCongratulations to Justin Roden and the East Central Trojans in winning the Class 4A state football championship this past Saturday!  Alex Maxwell accounted for both touchdowns in their 14-7 win over the Lowell Red Devils.  He passed for a first half touchdown and ran for the 4th quarter touchdown.  The other hero for the Trojans was Nathan Lloyd who intercepted 2 passes including the one that ended the final drive by Lowell.   Great job Trojans!!last_img

A pair of disturbances expected to bring accumulating snow to the region this weekend

first_imgWilmington, Oh. — Officials from the National Weather Service have “high confidence” that accumulating snow will move into the region this weekend.Meteorologist Ashley Novak says the system moves into the area tonight bringing mixed precipitation that changes to snow by Saturday morning. The snowfall tapers off by mid-day, then a second disturbance moves into southeast Indiana. Snowfall returns Saturday afternoon and ends in the evening. Total accumulation is expected to be 2 to 4 inches.last_img

New York’s Coronavirus Death Rate Declines for First Time in Two Weeks

first_img“The apex could be a plateau and we could be on that plateau now,” he said, adding that the trajectory should become clearer this week.A total of 574 new hospitalizations were reported in New York on Sunday, as compared to 1,095 on Saturday and 1,427 on Friday.The last time that fewer than 600 new hospitalizations were reported in the state was on March 22, with 586.“That’s partially a function of more people being discharged,” Cuomo said. “And that’s great news.” An additional 594 New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.While still significant, that number actually represents the state’ first daily decline in many days, as hospitalizations also dropped.By comparison, he reported 630 fatalities on Saturday, which was the worst day in New York’s fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.A total of 4,159 New Yorkers have died out of 122,031 confirmed cases, says Cuomo, who continues to advise people to be cautious.“The coronavirus is truly vicious and effective,” he said in his now-daily Albany press briefing. “It’s an effective killer.”As far as the reasoning behind the decrease in the number of deaths, Cuomo suggested that his state is now be reaching the disease’s apex, which could be more of a leveling out as opposed to a sharp peak.I wish I could promise New Yorkers this will be over soon. I can’t.Here’s what I can promise.I will continue to give you the facts and I will make decisions based on science and data.New Yorkers deserve nothing less.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 5, 2020last_img read more

Arch rivals Amazon Warriors, TKR  clash in CPL opener today

first_img…Barbados Tridents take on St. Kitts& Vevis Patriots in second match By Clifton Ross THE quest for the elusive Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title bowls off today for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, who square  off against long-time nemesis and ‘Bubble’ hosts, the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the first of two opening round matches played at the Brian Lara Academy in Trinidad & Tobago.If the recent rumours about TKR and the local players managing to sneak in training and practice are true, then Chris Green will certainly have his hands filled to the brim with responsibility as the Warriors new captain.On paper, TKR seems to be the ‘Eye-Candy’ of the two franchises, having the most experienced core of T20 Guns-for-hire at their disposal. The last 5 encounters between these two sides, over the course of the last 3 seasons dating back to 2018, has resulted in a 4-1 score-line in favor of the 5-time finalists, Warriors, who outpunched the Knight Riders.Dwayne Bravo and TKR Skipper Kieron Pollard have a lot of responsible this seasonThis season, however, is entirely different compared to the previous years as a number of overseas players have been kept out of the tournament due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The onus this year will lie on the shoulders of the local players in both franchises, who are likely to field a few new faces in a bid to find the right ‘combo’ as the tournament progresses.With New Zealand’s Ross Taylor being their premier overseas batsman, the Warriors will want to see more from their star core of West Indian stars like Nicholas Pooran and Brandon King.King, in particular, ended as the leading batsman for the Warriors last season before going on to gain some experience in the West Indies senior limited overs team, and will be tasked with doing more for his team in the absence of the globally recognised firepower in the batting department.The Warriors homegrown core of stars: Shimron Hetmyer, Anthony Bramble, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd and Sherfane Rutherford will have eyes on them. With their Windies experience and a seemingly more matured approach to cricket, it is likely that those aforementioned players will play a much higher brand of T20 cricket in the weeks to come.TKR, on the other hand, will field a more experienced, aggressive batting unit, led by Kieron Pollard and features T20 veterans Dwayne Bravo, his brother Darren, Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine, who have more T20 experience than most of the players in the Warriors side.The international pair of Kiwi, Colin Munro, a proven match-winner and centurion in previous editions and newbie Zimbabwean all-rounder, Sikandar Raza, are a huge boost for the home team, especially with their opponents’ batting a more regionally-constructed unit. Given their IPL records, Narine, the Bravos, Pollard and Simmons are the key for TKR with the bat and ball when it’s all said and done.From a bowling angle, it’s a tussle as the Warriors have been one of the best bowling units over the years. Warriors have more international class bowlers who will be a handful, with the likes of South African ‘leggy’ specialist, Imran Tahir and  the skipper, Green. They will rely on seamers, Paul, Rutherford and Shepherd, to complement the Warriors mixed bowling attack. The Trinidadian side will want more from their bowling stars like pacer Ali Khan, spinner Kharry Pierre, Narine and possibly the 48-year-old Indian spinner, Pravin Tambe, who has been a star in the IPL over the years.Both units also have a few young pieces amidst the veterans. The Warriors could allow some match time for the young pair of Kevin Sinclair and Ashmead Nedd– two highly-decorated West Indies youth players.Pollard will also be keen on seeing what his youngsters like the classy Amir Jangoo, or even a Windies U-19 stud the likes of Jayden Seales could offer sometime down the line.Apart from the talent, both teams will want to have a strong mental approach over the next month in the ‘Bubble’. With no fans, a number of restrictions and limited bonding among teammates and teams could upset the mentally unstable. Also, with most of the stars well-rested after months away due to lockdown, a higher level of cricket is expected to be on display over the next few weeks.Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Meanwhile, over at the  same venue, defending champions Barbados Tridents will be on a mission to get their 2020 campaign off to a great start, when they do battle with the Rayad Emrit-led St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots.Action at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy Ground between GAW and TKR bowls off at 10:00h while the Tridents/Patriots encounter will top off the first day of action under lights from 17:30h.last_img read more

Football team releases depth chart ahead of WMU tilt

first_imgMatt Karatsu | Daily TrojanOn Sunday afternoon, head coach Clay Helton released the football team’s official depth chart for USC’s season opener against Western Michigan on Saturday. The depth chart solidified the results of several position battles, but it also left other roster questions unanswered. With last year’s leading pass catchers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Darreus Rogers both gone to the NFL, wide receiver was the biggest question mark for the Trojans’ offense this offseason. While redshirt freshman Tyler Vaughns and sophomore Michael Pittman Jr. were in the mix for starting spots, experience won out as junior Jalen Greene and senior Steven Mitchell Jr. are slotted as the outside receivers for week one — although Pittman’s status is uncertain, as he’s been dealing with an injury. Junior Rose Bowl hero Deontay Burnett rounds out the receiving corps at the slot position, and junior Tyler Petite and redshirt sophomore Daniel Imatorbhebhe are listed as co-starters for tight end. On the offensive line, redshirt senior center Nico Falah and senior right guard Viane Talamaivao retain their starting positions from last year. They are joined by experienced and versatile redshirt junior Toa Lobendahn (21 career starts at four different positions) at left tackle, and juniors Chris Brown and Chuma Edoga man the two guard spots. In the backfield, junior Ronald Jones II begins the season as the sole starter at running back for the first time in his career. Meanwhile, the eclectic group of junior Aca’Cedric Ware, redshirt freshman Vavae Malepeai and freshman Stephen Carr will share the second string role, likely rotating based on the in-game situation.While redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold was the undoubted starter heading into this season, the Trojans did have an interesting competition to decide his understudy. Redshirt freshman Matt Fink ended up in the backup role, beating out true freshman Jack Sears. On offense, Helton also had to replace several key players from last year’s defensive unit. The loss of Stevie Tu’ikolovatu left a massive hole at nose tackle both figuratively and literally. Filling his shoes will be 315-pound senior Josh Fatu, who got the edge over fellow senior Kenny Bigelow Jr. and freshman Marlon Tuipulotu on the depth chart. Rounding out the defensive line are juniors Rasheem Green and Malik Dorton, both archetypal 3-4 defensive ends. Incumbent starting outside linebackers junior Porter Gustin and senior Uchenna Nwosu re-assume their roles, and junior Cameron Smith will return to the inside linebacker spot. Lining up next to Smith will be third-year sophomore John Houston Jr., who is backed up by Levi Jones — another true freshman who could see significant playing time right away.Experienced juniors Iman Marshall, Ajene Harris and Marvell Tell III all return to bolster USC’s defensive backfield. At the cornerback spot opposite Marshall, sophomore Jack Jones earned the first-string nod and the unenviable task of replacing Adoree’ Jackson (the outspoken Jones likely won’t let the pressure get to him — he’s already predicting he will compete for the Heisman Trophy). Replacing the graduated Leon McQuay III at strong safety is team captain Chris Hawkins. The fifth-year senior with 22 starts under his belt brings plenty of experience and leadership to the Trojan secondary. When Matt Boermeester was first suspended from USC in February, the Trojans’ placekicking situation was uncertain. Now, six months later, there still appears to be little clarity as to who will start in place of the dismissed kicker. On the depth chart, Helton listed redshirt freshman Michael Brown and freshman walk-on Chase McGrath as co-starters, and unless a starter is named sometime this week, the competition could end up continuing into the regular season. Overall the Trojans have seven returning starters on offense and seven on defense. Of all starters, only three (Darnold, Houston and Jones) are underclassmen.last_img read more