A great start to the tourist year 2018: 20% more arrivals and 17% more overnight stays in January

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), 217.000 arrivals (+ 20%) and 612.000 overnight stays (+ 17%) were realized in January. Out of that, foreign tourists realized 126.000 arrivals (+ 22%) and 377.000 overnight stays (+ 21%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 17% and in overnight stays by 12%.The good results achieved in January are the result of a strong pre-season promotion and a diverse tourist offer with an emphasis on events. “The Croatian National Tourist Board continuously conducts marketing campaigns aimed at positioning Croatia as a year-round destination. The winter brand campaign has been successfully implemented, and we will soon start implementing a promotional campaign for the pre-season in markets around the world, which will be active until the end of March. Events such as the Snow Queen on Sljeme or the European Handball Championship held in four Croatian cities had a positive effect on tourist traffic in January.”, Said director Staničić, announcing the recent announcement of the Croatian Tourist Board’s program for the allocation of grants to events.”The continuation of the double-digit growth of tourist traffic at the beginning of this year is the best indicator of how various events, from sports events to numerous new offers, have a positive impact on the development of tourism in Croatia. Today’s guests in Croatia are looking for a diverse offer and facilities, and this is exactly what we will continue to focus our activities and programs on. I believe that the tourist year 2018 will be successful not only through the growth of tourist traffic, but also through an even greater step towards better positioning of Croatia as a year-round destination”, Said Minister Cappelli.Most overnight stays in January were realized in ZagrebLooking at tourist traffic by counties, most overnight stays in January were realized in Zagreb (143.000 overnight stays), followed by Istria (107.000 overnight stays) and Kvarner (80.000 overnight stays). There were 62.000 overnight stays in Split-Dalmatia County, 46.000 overnight stays in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 25.000 overnight stays in Zadar County, 14.000 overnight stays in Šibenik-Knin County and 10.000 overnight stays in Lika-Senj County.Not counting the city of Zagreb, 124.000 overnight stays were realized on the continent, and most overnight stays were realized in Krapina-Zagorje, Međimurje and Varaždin counties. Looking at destinations, in January, except in the city of Zagreb, most overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Split, Opatija and Poreč.In January, the highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists from the markets of BiH (60.000 overnight stays), Germany (36.000 overnight stays), Italy (34.000 overnight stays), Slovenia (34.000 overnight stays) and Austria (30.000 overnight stays). (359.000 overnight stays) and household facilities (124.000 overnight stays).last_img read more

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Liverpool ‘know what Arsenal are going to do’ in Carabao Cup clash, says Curtis Jones

first_imgCurtis Jones will get another chance in the Liverpool first team against Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones says his side know exactly what to expect from Arsenal in their Carabao Cup fourth round clash on Thursday night at Anfield.The Reds beat the Gunners 3-1 in the Premier League on Monday night, despite falling behind to an Alexandre Lacazette goal in the first half.The sides will be much changed for the Carabao Cup contest, with Jones and other youngsters such as Harvey Elliott and Neco Williams likely to come into the side and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta set to mix things up as well.Despite this, Jones reckons the Premier League champions know what they are going to get from Arsenal and will be well prepared to deal with it.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think they’ve got a point to prove after the last game that we had against them in the Premier League,’ Jones told the official Liverpool website. ‘We also had a point to prove because they beat us in the Community Shield, so we showed what a great team we are and we came away with a win. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 12:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link819Shares Advertisement Liverpool beat Arsenal in the Premier League on Monday night (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)‘I don’t think they’ll be happy so as I said they’ll have a point to prove and have got things to put right. ‘They’re a strong team and they’ll give it 100 per cent and come out fighting, but I think we’re definitely prepared and know what they’re going to do. We know it’s going to be a difficult game, but the boys are excited and we can’t wait for the game to get started.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityJones is pushing for more regular appearances in the first team as a consistent performer in the cup competitions and just an occasional performer in the Premier League.The 19-year-old is enjoying the chances he is getting to show his stuff, which he did once again in the last round, scoring twice in the 7-2 rout of Lincoln City.MORE: Liverpool receive bids for three players ahead of transfer deadlineMORE: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he ‘really loves’ Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squadFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Liverpool ‘know what Arsenal are going to do’ in Carabao Cup clash, says Curtis Jones Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Beach penthouse listed for $8.95m

first_imgThe Penthouse at 3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach.Marble, limestone, travertine, timber and stone are featured throughout, giving it a contemporary style, while floor to ceiling windows frame uninterrupted ocean views as far as the eye can see.Owner Louis Zenonos developed the eight-storey building on Main Beach Pde. He moved into the skyhome not long after construction wrapped up in March last year.“It’s something very, very special,” Mr Zenonos said.The Penthouse at 3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, now has an $8.95m price tag.Acclaimed Gold Coast architect Bayden Goddard designed the property.No expense was spared kitting out the property.MORE: ‘RBA to cut rates twice in 2019’Champion hurdler Sally Pearson sells QLD homeRichlister’s million-dollar discountHe enjoys admiring the view of Main Beach from the penthouse — an area he believes is one of the most beautiful parts of the Gold Coast.“(It’s) directly on the beach at Main Beach, which is very sought after,” he said. “When you’re lying in the main bedroom, it feels like you’re lying in the water.”He said the fact that it was easy to see what was happening on the beach was a drawcard.“It’s at a perfect height where you feel engaged with the beach,” he said. “You’re not too high in the sky.”The two-storey residence has four bedrooms and four bathrooms plus a powder room, with an open plan living area that extends onto a travertine tiled terrace at its heart — which means there’s plenty of space to entertain guests.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe kitchen follows an open plan.Even the bathtub has beach views.The property is in the heart of the Glitter Strip.The gourmet kitchen with scullery has top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances, an integrated fridge and dishwasher as well as built-in wine fridges and a marble island bench.The top floor was dedicated to the master suite, surrounded by walls of windows. It has individual dressing rooms and ‘his and her’ ensuites as well as access to a wraparound terrace with rooftop pool.The remaining bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes, ensuites and panoramic Hinterland and ocean views. An executive study could be converted into an extra bedroom.The owner described sometimes feeling like he’s in the water, so immersive is the view.The master suite is on the second floor of the penthouse.Great spot for a dinner party.Other luxury features include a temperature-controlled wine cellar and C-BUS home automation system.Add to that the fact that its location means Marina Mirage and the Tedder Ave cafe and restaurant precinct are close by.The penthouse is being marketed by Kollosche director Michael Kollosche with an asking price of $8.95m. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:32Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:32 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenA glass penthouse with beach views01:32It’s the epitome of penthouse living with million-dollar views, a seemingly endless list of luxury features, a rooftop pool and a new $8.95m price tag.The skyhome topping Main Beach’s boutique Sea building was designed by acclaimed Gold Coast architect Bayden Goddard with no expense spared in its presentation.last_img read more

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Poly being seen as a next cool thing… and some history

first_imgPoly in the Media 23 November 2014This is my 1,000th post to Polyamory in the News. So maybe it’s time for a look back, and ahead.When I began this project in 2005, the future of the poly movement didn’t look so promising. Loving More magazine (printed on paper) and its conferences had been the movement’s centerpiece since the early to mid-1990s, but Loving More had nearly collapsed after the departure of its sparkplug Ryam Nearing. Newspapers and other media rarely allowed the word “polyamory” to appear in stories — because, we were told, it was unknown to readers, technical-sounding, and not in the dictionary.Few people had even heard of the concept. Those who did mostly thought “old hippies.” An article around that time mused about whether this idea could ever attract more interest or was destined to remain a small, little-noticed corner of the human potential movement.Nevertheless, things had advanced a lot since my last tries to advocate for group relationships in the early 1980s. At that time I’d given up on finding any kind of movement at all. I was impressed by the quality of the new people and the sophistication of their ideas.But the most active poly site I found was polyamory.livejournal.com with about 1,300 members. The internet gave the impression that the late 1990s were the high point, or at least the start of a plateau. The breakup of one well-known quad threw much of the community into a panic of self-doubt, as was parodied in this comic.So I never thought the movement would grow and mature as incredibly fast as it has in these last nine years.In 2006, the well publicized entry of polyamory into dictionaries seemed to break the dam against the media using the word. As a result, interested people could find something to google. Meanwhile Loving More had gotten back on its feet, the Washington Post gave landmark coverage to Loving More’s Poly Living conference in 2008, and in 2009 a big Newsweek feature stirred up national attention. “America’s next romantic revolution,” they called it. Activity seemed to be increasing everywhere (thanks, people!!). At the beginning of 2010 when Wired announced “Internet Pushes Polyamory to Its ‘Tipping Point’,” I wrote that we campaigners for poly awareness “sometimes get a sense that big things are actually starting to happen.”Since then the story has been all about growth and increasing confidence, much greater public awareness, and widening diversity and maturity. There are ever more websites and blogs, social groups and meetups, conferences and gatherings, advice and discussion sites (a few topping 20,000 members, one at 41,000), a TV series, and so much media attention that it’s become routine. There are now 40 nonfiction books about polyamory, 25 of them published in the last eight years. And we’re seeing a demographic shift toward millennials, many of whom take the availability of the concept for granted.What’s next? The poly movement is just one part of wider changes in attitudes about relationships, especially a growing public interest in what sociologists are calling “consensual non-monogamy,” or “CNM.” A much more dramatic shift, of course, has been the rapid public acceptance of gay relationships. Together these are part of a trend toward relationship choice: people gaining the knowledge and skills, and then seizing the right, to build their intimate lives as they choose.Which, as Barry Smiler points out, is just another step in the 500-year arc toward freedom and personal agency that defines Western civilization. Which makes it look hard to stop.Here are some recent straws in the wind of people seeing the poly movement as the future. Some of them may be a little starry-eyed, but here you go.http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/post-number-1000-poly-being-seen-as.html?m=1last_img read more

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Bacolod closely watches 1 suspected COVID-19 case

first_imgThese symptoms are usually mild andbegin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms anddon’t feel unwell. WHO said the most common symptoms ofCOVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Familiaran said a swab sample wasalready taken from her for confirmatory test at the Department of Health’sResearch Institute for Tropical Medicine. Other people then catch COVID-19 bytouching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. The vice mayor also said that aresident of E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental, who was on Tuesday tagged as aPUI, was downgraded to PUM after his confirmatory result for COVID-19 yieldednegative results. According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO), people can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus.The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from thenose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, head ofthe City Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19, said the new PUI is a femalewho has a travel history from Singapore. She arrived on Feb. 26 and showedto have shown flu-like symptoms on March 6. Familiaran disclosed there 19 personsunder monitoring (PUMs) in the city as of March 11. These include the 15 out ofthe initial 23, eight of whom have been cleared, and four new ones. BACOLOD City – Health officials hereare closely monitoring an individual considered as “person under investigation”(PUIs) for possible infection of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People can also catch COVID-19 if theybreathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhalesdroplets. This is why it is important to stay more than one meter (three feet)away from a person who is sick. Most people (about 80 percent) recoverfrom the disease without needing special treatment. Some patients may have aches andpains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. Around one out of every 6 people whogets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those withunderlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems ordiabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough anddifficulty breathing should seek medical attention./PNlast_img read more

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Bulldogs Freshman Basketball Results

first_imgThe Batesville Boys 9th Grade Basketball season came to a close Saturday in the first round of the EIAC tournament. The dogs were defeated by the South Dearborn Knights by a score of 38-36.The game was close the entire way and was even tied 21-21 at half. The Knights ended the 3rd quarter with a 3/4 court shot to go up 3 entering the 4th quarter. The Bulldogs responded but never could quite overcome the momentum The Knights seemed to control. Alex Westerfeld had 10 points and Cooper Williams chipped in 7.Batesville ends the season with a record of 9-6.Score by quarter vs South Dearborn:  BHS: 8 21 30 36,  SDHS: 7 21 33 38.Bulldogs Scoring:  Lane Oesterling 4, Sam Giesting 0, Gus Cooper 3, Nathan Eckstein 4, Cooper Williams 7, Devin Scripture 4, Alex Westerfeld 10, Tyler Myers 2, Kevin Salatin 2, and Charlie Prickel 0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.The Batesville Girls C-Team defeated Greensburg 26-8 in the opening round of The EIAC Tournament.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Elliott Tekulve.last_img read more

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Scott A. Wallpe, 52

first_imgScott A. Wallpe, 52, New Point, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his residence. Born, October 17, 1965 in Batesville, Indiana, he was the son of James W. and Rosemary (Burkhart) Wallpe. He was married to Paula J. (Markland) Wallpe on August 29, 2005 and she survives.Scott graduated from Batesville High School. He owned and operated Wallpe’s Keg in Greensburg since June of 2003.He is survived by his father, James Wallpe, Batesville, In.; wife, Paula Wallpe, New Point; one daughter, Kristie Collins, Greensburg; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Cory Collins; three sisters, Connie (Al) Wuestefeld, Batesville, Carolyn “Susie” (Don) Schwegman, Greensburg, Rita (Gary “Butch”) Meyer, Oldenburg.He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Wallpe and one brother, Jerome “Jerry” Wallpe.Visitation will be from 9-12:00 Saturday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. A Rosary service will be held on Saturday at 12:00 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Maurice Catholic Church in St. Maurice, Indiana with the Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating.  Interment will be held in the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Real Betis, Sevilla urge fans to stay home for Seville derby

first_img Loading… Read Also: No more face masks for subs as Bundesliga eases hygiene measures Sevilla president Jose Castro said: “The most footballing city in Spain must lie up to the occasion. It (avoiding crowds) is something that worries and concerns us.” The Seville derby is arguably the most intense and passionate match in Spanish football with stadiums sold out for the meeting between the rivals of Andalusia’s capital. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A statement from the club’s association of Peñas added: “There is a high risk of massive contagion from coronavirus that could lead to a concentration of fans of this magnitude. “Let’s be smart and we play this derby from home, cheer on social networks and experience it through television or radio and what we should do is tint the streets green, placing the Real Betis flag visible on your balcony or window.” La Liga returns to action with the highly-anticipated fixture at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium, while the derby matches are usually marked by large groups of fans gathering in areas throughout the city. However, all matches in Spain will be played behind closed doors due to social distancing measures in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. As outlined in a report by Diario Sport, figures from both clubs have pleaded with their fans to show their support from home via social media channels and by hanging flags and scarves from their balconies. Real Betis put on their social media feed: “On Thursday, stay at home and don’t go to the team hotel to cheer our players. Let’s avoid the crowds.”Advertisementcenter_img Real Betis and Sevilla have both asked their fans to watch Thursday night’s Seville derby at home and not congregate in areas in the city. Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodThe 9 Best Robots In Movie HistoryThese Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your Daylast_img read more

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Jezki bursts Champagne bubble

first_img Unbeaten in his first four starts over timber, the five-year-old (2-1) beat the Willie Mullins-trained Champagne Fever earlier in the season but was only third behind the same opponent in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last month. With the scores even, the pair renewed rivalry in this Grade One event and even-money favourite Champagne Fever was once again sent straight to the lead, but while he shook off his opponents at Prestbury Park, Jezki travelled noticeably best rounding the home turn this time and soon asserted under Barry Geraghty. Press Association He safely negotiated the final flight to seal a comfortable victory by 16 lengths, with County Hurdle winner Ted Veale beating Champagne Fever to the runner-up spot. Stan James cut Jezki to 8-1 from 16-1 for next year’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham following his romp and Harrington confirmed he is likely to remain over the smaller obstacles next season. Asked why her charge was able to improve so significantly on his Cheltenham run, the trainer replied: “I honestly don’t know. I thought he was 100% going to Cheltenham, maybe he didn’t like the cold weather, maybe it was the travelling or maybe it was the hill. “He took a chance at the second (hurdle) today, but he settled great and just accelerated past them. He’s only done one piece of work since Cheltenham. We’ve done very little with him, but he’s a wonderful horse to train. “I haven’t spoken properly to Mr (JP) McManus (owner), but I would imagine he will stay at two miles over hurdles next season.” Mullins was at a loss to explain Champagne Fever’s disappointing display. The trainer said: “He didn’t seem to jump with such fluency today. He missed three or four down the back. Ruby (Walsh) thought they’d gone a fair gallop and I don’t know what happened. He just didn’t fire.” The Mouse Morris-trained Rule The World was pulled up injured after jumping just three flights and Eddie O’Leary, racing manager for owners Gigginstown House Stud, said: “He’s with the vets at the moment and we’re not quite sure. It could be his pelvis.” center_img Jessica Harrington’s star Jezki got back on the winning trail with a scintillating display in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.last_img read more

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