Revenues from tourism are up 10 percent

first_imgAccording to the Croatian National Bank (CNB), in the first nine months of 2017, revenues from tourism amounted to 8 billion and 724 million euros, which compared to the same period last year (7 billion and 902 million euros) represents a growth of 10 percent, or 822 million euros.In the third quarter, ie July, August and September 2017, revenues from tourism amounted to 5 billion and 992 million euros from foreign guests, which compared to the same period last year (5 billion and 459 million euros) is an increase of 10 percent, or 533 million euros.In the first nine months, the share of revenues from travel – tourism in total GDP in current prices was 24 percent, which is 0,9 percentage points more than in the same period last year.We will have to wait a little longer for the final balance of income and the share of tourism in GDP, because the CNB has so far published data for last year at the end of March or the beginning of April.The problem is not in tourism, but in the poor state of the economy It is very bad when the State depends so much on one sector, and especially on tourism, where one rainy year that you cannot influence can lead the State into “bankruptcy” or current security issues. It would be optimal if the share of tourism in GDP is a maximum of 5 percent, but the main problem is not tourism, as all other sectors are not at a much better level. Especially production and exports, which in addition to tourism (year-round) should be our main industries. The share of tourism in Croatia is by far the highest in Europe, but again, this is not a problem of tourism, but of the poor situation in the country, ie all other economic sectors.Related news:RECORD TOURIST YEAR: 102 MILLION NIGHTS ACHIEVED LAST YEARlast_img read more

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Muddled morality about the unborn

first_imgCruxNow 31 March 2015On March 18, Michelle Wilkins answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. When she arrived at the seller’s home, Dynel Lane, a former nurse’s aide, attacked her, cut her open, and removed her unborn child. Wilkins survived the incident; her child did not.Hearing about this horrifying crime provokes a sense of moral revulsion, as well as a demand for justice to be carried out against the killer. But this crime took place in Colorado, and therefore, the attacker will not face murder charges. Colorado state law does not recognize the fetus as a person unless the fetus has reached the point he or she can survive outside the womb.Today, 38 states have fetal homicide laws that increase penalties for crimes involving pregnant women or explicitly refer to the fetus as a person worthy of protection.But creating and passing these laws is a contentious process because it takes lawmakers to the heart of our society’s debate over abortion: What is the unborn?Opponents fear that some of these laws go too far in bestowing “personhood” on the unborn and may jeopardize a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. Supporters believe these laws provide justice for women like Wilkins and Laci Peterson, a pregnant California woman who disappeared in 2002.The debate over fetal homicide reveals our society’s inconsistency in the ongoing debate over abortion: We only affirm the humanity of the unborn if the child is “wanted.”With friends and neighbors and family members who celebrate a pregnancy, we speak of the unborn in warm and personal terms: “baby” and “child.” When debating the right to abortion, we speak of the unborn in clinical and impersonal terms: “fetus,” ”zygote,” or “tissue.” One wonders if our manner of conversation conveniently shifts, depending on the context, or whenever we find it necessary to distance ourselves from the humanity of the unborn.American views of the morality and legality of abortion are complex, defying the conventional labels of “pro-life” and “pro-choice,” and confounding activists on both sides who see the issue with black-and-white clarity. Describing American views as “complex” is the nice way to put it; it may be more accurate to say we’re muddled on the morality of abortion because we are inconsistent in our view of human life in the womb. read more

FIFA to honour investment in women’s game despite coronavirus

first_imgWomen’s football will still benefit from investment worth $1bn (£804m) despite the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, says FIFA. Loading… read also:Blatter reveals why FIFA must not allow Qatar host 2022 World Cup The statement added: “This funding will be invested into a range of areas in the women’s game including competitions, capacity building, development programmes, governance and leadership, professionalisation and technical programmes.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A spokesperson for football’s world governing body said: “This funding has already been committed by Fifa and will not be impacted by the current crisis.”Advertisement Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Best Cars Of All TimeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

Performance Engineering & Manufacturing returns with awards for Deery, HDT drivers

first_imgSAINT CLAIR, Mo. – Performance Engineering and Manufacturing returns to the IMCA sponsorship ranks this season with product awards for Deery Brothers Summer Series and Hawkeye Dirt Tour drivers. The Saint Clair, Mo., company will give a set of standard quick change gears to the pole starter at main events in both the Late Model and Modified series. PEM had given awards to Deery competitors during its initial stint as an IMCA marketing partner from 2008-2010. “We had worked with the Summer Series for a while and wanted to get involved again with IMCA,” explained PEM Sales Manager Randy Harrison. “We had good response to our involvement with the Deery Series and want to do the same with the Hawkeye Dirt Tour.” Certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week following each event. Product certificates will be redeemable through PEM dealers. The Deery Series opens April 4 at Crawford County Speedway while the first Hawkeye Dirt Tour show is slated for Tuesday, May 12 at Benton County Speedway.Recent expansions to the company’s product line are quick change spools, ring and pinions, lower shafts and yokes. In addition, the new PEM-manufactured quick change rear ends have recently been displayed at trade shows around the country.“We really like IMCA racing. It’s the backbone of our sport,” Harrison said. “We look forward to working with these racers again and we are excited to add some of the IMCA crown jewel events like the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and The Duel In The Desert.” PEM also manufactures drive train components such as 9-inch Ford gears, GN Floaters and gun-drilled axles. More information about PEM products is available by calling 636 234-0975, on Facebook and at the website. “The return of any former partner is welcomed, but the renewal of partnership with PEM is especially timely with the new rear end options in place for IMCA Modified drivers in 2015,” noted Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for the sanctioning body. “We hope to see a real variety of drivers securing the pole starting position in both tours throughout the season and receiving a free set of gears from PEM.”last_img read more

Rasmussen rules opener for Western RaceSaver Sprint Series

first_imgRasmussen led the last 10 circuits of the 25-lapper for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars after starting sixth. The winner in his first IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season outing of 2019, Rasmussen was chased across the stripe by Mike Schott and Brooklyn Holland. Kyle Rasmussen won the Feb. 23 season opener for the Western RaceSaver Sprint Series at Keller Auto Speedway. (Photo by Paul Trevino Photos) Rasmussen made the top line work in the first set of turns and ran the middle to bottom on the other end of the track. Feature results – 1, Kyle Rasmussen; 2. Mike Schott; 3. Brooklyn Holland; 4. Grant Champlin; 5. Brendan Warmerdam; 6. Connor Danell; 7. Ryan Delisle; 8. Phil Heynen; 9. Lance Jackson; 10. Michael Pombo; 11. Brandon Emmett; 12. Kevin MacIntosh; 13. Mauro Simone. HANFORD, Calif. (Feb. 23) – Opening night checkers flew for Kyle Rasmussen in the Friday night lidlifter for the Western RaceSaver Sprint Series at Keller Auto Speedway. He’d won a couple series events last year, during his first full season in the division. “I had a really good handling car. I could put it wherever I wanted and it worked,” he said. “The engine my grandfather (Ron) built in-house was a monster.”last_img read more

Jean Deamron

first_imgJean Deamron, 88, of Dillsboro passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at her residence with family by her side.  Jean was born Monday, November 2, 1931 in Dillsboro, Indiana, the daughter of the late Edna (Warner) and Leon Jackson.  She married Philip Deamron on July 14, 1951 and he preceded her in death July 22, 2006.  Jean attended River Valley Community Church in Madison, Indiana.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and her flowers.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She loved and served the Lord.Jean is survived by her sons: Dan (Amy) Deamron of N. C., Larry (Jean) Deamron of Ellettsville, IN, and Randy (Lora) Deamron of Dillsboro; daughters Debbie (Rod) Hamilton of Dillsboro, Melody Richardson of Dillsboro, and Pamela (David) Kitchell of Dillsboro; sisters Janet Walton of Rising Sun and Phyllis (Robert) Bischoff of Dillsboro; many grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Philip, parents Edna and Leon, brother Clarence Jackson, brother-in-law Everett Walton, and son-in-law Bruce Richardson.Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 10 AM – 12 Noon Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro.  A service celebrating her life will be held 12 Noon Tuesday, August 18 also at the funeral home with Rev. Shane Brunner officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.  Memorials may be given in honor of Jean to the Friendship Fire Department or the Dillsboro Life Squad.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432-5480.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.  Due to the Governor’s mandate, social distancing should be observed, and masks must be worn inside the funeral home.last_img read more

Osun United FC appoints Bright Omokaro new head coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Osun United FC suspends technical crew Privatisation of clubs will curb violence in NPFL, says Omokaro France not unbeatable, ex-internationals charge Falcons The management of Osun United FC of Osogbo on Wednesday announced the appointment of ex-international, Bright Omokaro, as the new head coach of the club.A statement by the club’s media officer, Tajudeen Amodu, said Omokaro emerged the club’s new coach following the exit of the former handler, Samson Unuanel.He was appointed after the screening conducted by the management of the club for five shortlisted coaches on Tuesday.Amodu said Omokaro beat two ex-handlers of the club, Bayo Adesina and Sina Afolabi, as well as former Kwara United Coach, Tunde Sanni, and Agbana Ademola of Ekiti United to get the job.He said the contract of the former coach expired at the end of the 2019 Nigeria National League season.Omokaro, who played together with Osun United’s President, Ademola Adesina, in Maroc ’88 African Cup of Nations, captained Nigeria’s Green Eagles to win silver medal at the tournament.He also won Nigeria National Division One League with New Nigeria Bank FC, WAFU Cup with Shooting Stars FC, now Shooting Stars Sports Club, and made over 43 appearances for Nigeria, where he featured in two African Cup of Nations.Omakaro, who was technical adviser of Mighty Jets of Jos, had coaching training with Rayo Vallecano of Spain and possesses a CAF C Coaching Licence. Tags: Bright OmokaroOsun United FClast_img read more

Saints in the hunt for Wanyama

first_img Press Association Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed an interest in Victor Wanyama, Leandro Damiao and Ever Banega. “We manage a lot of information about very good players,” the Saints boss said. “One of them is Damiao, also Banega and also Wanyama. We are managing the situation as well as we can at the moment. “The main thing is that we as a club, Southampton, are managing when these negotiations happen so that is what is happening. We are managing when these players are going to be signed and how we sign them. “Our goals are very clear. I am also not trapped by the fact that I said I wanted to have our transfer window closed by July 1. We are not interested in 15 or 20 players. We are interested in maybe two or three key players.” Internacional forward Damiao has been a reported long-time target of Tottenham and his agent confirmed there are talks involving an unnamed club. Pochettino knows Valencia and Argentina midfielder Banega well from his time managing in Spain with Espanyol, although it appears his arrival would depend on a move for Wanyama. The Celtic midfielder, subject of a reported £12million bid from Saints which was accepted by the Scottish champions, reportedly failed to agree terms on a move to the south coast due to issues with his representatives. Pochettino also confirmed that a number of squad players will be leaving the club this summer. Billy Sharp, Dean Hammond and Tadanari Lee are among those players, as are Lee Barnard, Richard Chaplow and Steve de Ridder. center_img Saints are preparing for their second season in the top flight and have ambitious plans for the future, with European football mentioned as possibility. Earlier this month Lyon’s Dejan Lovren arrived for £8.5million and there is clearly still money in the bank for signings at St Mary’s. Pochettino on Thursday confirmed a move for Celtic midfielder Wanyama “could happen” still, while there is interest in Valencia’s Banega and Brazil international Damiao. last_img read more

Jamie Vardy scores in record 11th straight Premier League game

first_img The England forward opened the scoring against Manchester United in the 24th minute on Saturday to break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 10-game mark, which had stood since 2003. Vardy netted his 14th goal of the season when he latched onto Christian Fuchs’ pass and fired in across David De Gea from 12 yards after Kasper Schmeichel had launched a quick break from a United corner. Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has set a new Barclays Premier League record after scoring in his 11th straight game. The 28-year-old’s run started with a late penalty in the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth in August and has included braces against Arsenal and Southampton, a winner against Watford and the record-equalling strike at Newcastle last week. Vardy’s goals have powered the Foxes, under Claudio Ranieri, to the top of the Premier League – although they were knocked off before they kicked off against United thanks to Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Southampton. He has only failed to score in three games for Leicester this season and also became an England international in June, just three years after becoming non-league football’s first £1million player following a move to the King Power Stadium from Fleetwood in 2012. Bastian Schweinsteiger cancelled out Vardy’s opener with a powerful header from close range to make it 1-1 at the break. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more