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The second edition of the project of tourist guides “Meet your country” is starting

first_imgA great tourist story and a very important segment in the mosaic of our tourism that we have absolutely neglected. In conclusion, this is an extremely important topic, getting to know your city and turning citizens into ambassadors of Croatian tourism. Why other cities, ie tourist boards, have not joined the whole initiative so far, even though it is their “obligation” precisely because of their primary activity and the importance of the topic, and it costs nothing but good will, is a question that all tourism entrepreneurs must ask themselves. of every city. Do we want tourism development or not? Obviously some don’t want to and don’t care. So don’t be surprised afterwards if things stand still. It’s up to the people. The city is the people, so the local people are tourism and the best ambassadors of Croatian tourism. The locals give rhythm and pulse to the destination, and guests want to get to know us and our culture of living, customs, our stories… because that is the very essence of tourism. As part of the second edition of the project “Meet your country”, the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides will organize free guided tours in all cities where tourist guides operate on the occasion of the International Recognition Day of Croatia, on January 13, 2019 (Sunday) starting at 12:00. guide – members of ZDTVH. In particular, it is about the organization of free guided tours by local tourist guides in each city, and all guided tours with tourist guides will start at the same time. The guides are intended for the local population to get to know their city and become ambassadors of Croatian tourism, but of course all visitors and tourists. Namely, protected localities are the only places where the activity of tourist guides and the presentation of our country can be performed by guides who are educated exclusively in the Republic of Croatia. “Considering that last year we received very good reactions from a large number of citizens, as well as almost all media, we decided to repeat the whole project and mark the Day of International Recognition of Croatia in the same way. We would like to point out the importance of tourist workers for the international reputation of Croatia as well as the importance of national identity and cultural heritage.”Points out Kristina Nuić Prka, president of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides, and adds that they also want to point out in the same way the importance of the Ordinance on protected localities that is being drafted. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

Mass jailbreak in Afghanistan, at least 24 die in Islamic State attack

first_imgThree militants were killed during the initial attack and gunbattle overnight, while at least 21 civilians and members of security forces died in the fighting, and 43 were wounded, Attaullah Khugyani, a spokesman for the governor said.Police were forced to divert manpower to recapture escaped prisoners amid the chaos, and by noon on Monday around 1,000 had been caught, Qaderi said, without elaborating on how many were still at large.Afghan special forces arrived to support police, according to officials, and civilians were being evacuated from areas surrounding the prison, where Taliban and IS prisoners were being held along with ordinary criminals.Meanwhile the city was in lockdown. “The whole city of Jalalabad is under curfew, shops are closed,” Qaderi said. “Jalalabad is completely empty.”IS claimed responsibility for the attack, which came a day after the Afghan intelligence agency said special forces had killed a senior commander of the group near Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar.Some 130 kilometers east of Kabul, Jalalabad lies on the highway leading to the Khyber Pass and the Pakistani city of Peshawar.A United Nations report last month estimated there are around 2,200 IS members in Afghanistan, and that while the group is in territorial retreat and its leadership has been depleted, it remains capable of carrying out high-profile attacks.  A gunbattle between Islamic State fighters and Afghan security forces raged at a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, with at least 24 people killed after the militants’ overnight assault led to a mass jailbreak.The attack began on Sunday evening with car bomb detonated at the entrance to the prison, and there were numerous other blasts heard as the IS gunmen opened fire on security guards.Some 30 militants involved in the attack on the prison, where some 2,000 prisoners were held, according to Sohrab Qaderi, a lawmaker in the capital of Nangarhar province.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Lady Raiders And Lady Bulldogs Win Opening Games At RC Tourney

first_imgRipley County Girls Basketball Tourney.Opening Round Games at Milan.Tuesday (1-6)South Ripley  61     Milan  32Batesville  58     Jac-Cen-Del  56Girls Basketball.Tuesday (1-6)Rushville  61     Franklin County  40last_img

Premier League’s Golden Boot race hots up

first_imgArsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang With 22 league goals to his credit so far this term, Vardy is in pole position to take the prize, especially after rediscovering his peak form over the last week. Vardy failed to score in Leicester’s first four games after the coronavirus hiatus, but the 33-year-old netted twice against Crystal Palace to pass 100 Premier League goals and struck again at Arsenal. “He’s a legend here for the rest of his time at the club, it’s just what he adds to that status over the rest of his career,” Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said after Vardy became the 29th player to join the Premier League 100-goal club. Winning the Golden Boot would be another landmark moment for Vardy, who has defied the odds throughout his remarkable rise from non-league journeyman to Premier League champion four years ago. Vardy’s next opportunity to increase his grip on top spot comes against lowly Bournemouth on Sunday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Leicester striker Jamie Vardy Loading… Sunday’s north London derby at Tottenham and a home game against Liverpool in their following game give Aubameyang a chance to put pressure on Vardy when the spotlight is brightest. Mohamed Salah Having won the Golden Boot in 2018 and finished in joint first place last year, the Liverpool forward needs a late goal spree to make it three successive seasons on top of the leaderboard. Salah’s brace in a 3-1 win at Brighton on Wednesday took him to 19 goals and, with Liverpool chasing a new Premier League points record, the Egyptian is likely to remain in the team even with the title won. With nine assists this season, compared to four for Vardy, two for Aubameyang and two for Ings, the 28-year-old all round value to Liverpool is arguably higher than any of his Golden Boot rivals. Next up for Liverpool is Saturday’s clash with Burnley followed by games against Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle to round off a memorable campaign that could finish on a high for Salah on a personal note as well. Danny Ings Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah Southampton striker Danny Ings While the Premier League title has already been won by Liverpool in record time, the battle to finish as the top-flight’s leading scorer is set to go down to the wire. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah could add the Golden Boot to his Premier League winners’ medal, but he has work to do to catch Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, who sits top of the goal charts with four games left. Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also in contention to get his hands on the prize after sharing it with Salah and Sadio Mane last season when the trio each scored 22 goals. Southampton’s Danny Ings is the dark horse after an unexpectedly prolific campaign. Jamie Vardy Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Facts About Sasha Obama7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Read Also: Premier League: Man Utd break record for most penalties in a season Ahead of Monday’s trip to Manchester United, Ings’ four goals in his last five matches have underlined the former Liverpool forward’s case for a possible England call-up when international football resumes. First, Ings will focus on becoming the first Golden Boot winner to play for a club outside the Premier League’s ‘big six’ since Sunderland’s Kevin Phillips in 1999-2000. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Southampton striker bagged his 19th goal of the season in Thursday’s 1-1 draw at Everton. After a blistering run during the winter, the goals had dried up a little for Ings, but the 27-year-old has been back in predatory form since the restart. The Arsenal forward has scored three times in his last three appearances to move into second place in the goal race. Aubameyang has netted 20 times this season, his prolific form increased Arsenal’s desire to get the Gabon international to extend a contract that expires at the end of next season. The 31-year-old is yet to agree a new deal amid reported interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain. His value to Arsenal comes not just in his goals but in his ability to play wide on the left as well as up front.last_img read more

Bob Boyd

first_imgBob Boyd, 68 years, of New Alsace, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 12, 2020. Early on this Easter morning, Bob was surrounded by those that loved him. Bob loved his family first and foremost. He always put his family before himself and would drop everything he was doing to help them at a moment’s notice. He loved to make them laugh as much as he loved to aggravate them. Bob and Doris met her freshman year at North Dearborn High School when a teacher assigned her a seat right in front of Bob. He never took his eyes off her. In 1971, Bob married his high school sweetheart and this past January, he and Doris celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. Their two sons, Bobby and Boomer, could tell many stories about their adventures with Dad. Bobby was enjoying the time he spent with Bob rebuilding a ’78 CJ-7 Jeep and Boomer was working with Bob on several equipment jobs together. Bob worked for 20+ years as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Local 181 Operating Engineers. He also stayed connected to his high school buddies and loved bowling with them on Wednesday afternoons. Bob’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in his heart and his face would light up when they were around. He also loved his dogs, Zeus and Max. Zeus was Bob’s sidekick and would go anywhere Bob went and was truly a family member.Bob will be greatly missed by his wife Doris and their sons Robert “Bobby” (Roxanne) Boyd of New Alsace and Anthony “Boomer” (Paula) of Sunman; his 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; his beloved dog Zeus; brother Larry Ray (Sherry) of Brookville, sister Nancy Lee (Robert) Dills of Port Charlotte, FL, and sister-in-law Renee Boyd of Moss Point, Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his parents Bruce W. & Thelma Lucille Boyd, infant son Bruce Edwin Boyd, brother John W. Boyd and infant sister Mary Lucille Boyd.A memorial service in Bob’s honor will be held at a later date so that everyone can attend. Those wishing to make memorials can make them to Family Wishes either now or at the future memorial service. Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home is honored to care for Bob and his family, please visit our website at to offer online condolences.last_img read more

No. 8 Syracuse scores in 84th minute to tie Princeton, 1-1, in home opener

first_img Published on September 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ A Princeton through ball found Jeremy Colvin on a breakaway one-on-one with Hendrik Hilpert. Syracuse’s junior goalkeeper took a few steps forward and awaited the shot. Colvin fired and Hilpert, falling to the ground, saved the ball between his legs. He shot up and pushed transition.A few Syracuse passes later, the ball found a cutting Tajon Buchanan, who ripped a shot off the post. The ball trickled over the goal line and Syracuse maintained possession. A pass found John-Austin Ricks about 30 yards out Friday afternoon in SU’s 1-1 tie with Princeton. “It was a risk to take the shot from this distance at this time,” Hugo Delhommelle, the junior midfielder who corralled the Buchanan miss, said. “But if we don’t take the risk we don’t score.”The sophomore defender chipped a shot over all of the players pushing one another around the penalty area. Princeton’s goalie, Jacob Schachner, stepped back and dove backward. The ball fit perfectly over the hand of Schachner and under the crossbar to even the score in the 84th minute. Down a goal and shortly after a Kamal Miller red card, No. 8 Syracuse (2-0-1) tied the game and salvaged its home opener against Princeton (0-0-1) at SU Soccer Stadium. After two overtime periods went scoreless, the game ended 1-1. Miller’s red card sparked SU, whose offense completed its passes and locked down defensively to limit Princeton opportunities, something rarely seen in the first 70 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul Schlesinger | Asst. Photo Editor“As soon as we went down a player I knew we needed to get back in the attack,” Ricks said. “I wanted to help in any way I could. Near the end of the game, I saw myself getting up into the attack.”The first half was marred with inconsistent passing and miscommunication between the Orange, which brings in 15 new faces compared to 12 returners. Using a 3-5-2 formation, or three defenders, five midfielders and two forwards, against another 3-5-2 creates a combative environment, SU head coach Ian McIntyre said.That led to missed passes that trickled out of bounds. Other times, Syracuse tried to find open holes and force passes that Princeton intercepted. The Orange lost its discipline and grew frustrated, McIntyre added, which dug themselves into a hole.That’s when the Tigers pushed, using through balls to create breakaways. Three times Miller, the junior and leader of the defense, was forced to slide and break up the through balls that otherwise would have led to one-on-one opportunities against Hilpert. But SU could only stop the through balls so many times.Princeton’s goal that broke the scoreless tie started just outside the penalty area. A backward heel-kick through ball created an open shot for Daniel Bowkett, but Hilpert deflected it. The ball trickled to his right to an unmarked Frankie DeRosa, who tapped the goal in with ease.Not five minutes later, Princeton’s corner kick ended in a collision between Miller and a Tigers player. The referee stopped the clock and blew his whistle as Miller walked by the referee. A red card was taken out of his back pocket and given to Miller for abusive language.“Traditionally you sit and let the other team have it,” McIntyre said. “I’ll be honest with you, today we went the opposite of that and we went brave and we went for the game. That was when we were the best.”Paul Schlesinger | Asst. Photo EditorSyracuse clicked after the red card was distributed to Miller. Passes were more crisp and the offense pushed back despite being a man-down. Buchanan used his skill moves to carve up the defense and shoot a game-high three shots. SU’s offense pushed and had four corner kicks after the ejection.Opportunities for the Tigers were limited, blocked away by SU’s defense, which gave up just two shots after Ricks’ goal. Even without their lead back Miller, the defense and Hilpert shut down the opposition.SU let off seven more shots after tying the game including a one-timer by Ricks that landed just wide of the net. The riskiness of attacking man-down creates open space in the backfield. One missed pass could have lead to an easy goal for Princeton. But keeping the Tigers on its toes and not allowing them control was well worth the risk, Ricks said.At this point we have nothing to lose,” Delhommelle added. “We have to give everything If we lose 3-0, we lose 3-0 without regrets. So we just went for it.“And it paid (off).” Commentslast_img read more

CARICOM Foreign minister to meet in Bahamas

first_imgCaribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers will meet in the Bahamas this week to discuss the region’s ongoing relations with the United States, and the region’s engagement with the United Kingdom after Britain leaves the European Union.The May 7-8 meeting of the of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) will be chaired by Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Darren A. Henfield.A statement from the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that the meeting will also discuss CARICOM-Canada relations and cooperation with multilateral organizations including The Commonwealth, the United Nations, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).“This meeting will underscore the synergies between Foreign Policy Coordination and Human and Social Development with the Ministers discussing CARICOM’s position on the development of an International Legally-Binding Instrument on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction,” the Secretariat said. It added that attention will also be given to issues relating to reducing CARICOM’s vulnerability to disaster risks and the effects of climate change, resilience financing and sustainable debt management.Health related issues including the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in September, and matters concerning the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are also on the agenda.The ministers will discuss a proposal by St. Vincent and the Grenadines regarding the negotiations for a new agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and the European Union to replace the Cotonou Agreement that expires in 2020.The Secretariat said that the meeting will also discuss the region’s participation in the upcoming meetings of the G7 and G20 group of countries as well as the various border issues within the 15-member grouping.last_img read more

Camelot receives GamCare Safer Gambling Standard

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 National Lottery operator Camelot UK has received recognition for its implementation of responsible gambling initiatives after becoming one of the first online gaming operators to achieve Advanced Level 2 of GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard for its online and retail operations.The Safer Gambling Standard is GamCare’s social responsibility quality standard for licensed gaming operators, which looks to increase overall standards of social responsibility practice across the industry.Camelot’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, Alison Gardner, celebrated the accolade: “Camelot has developed tools and programmes to promote healthy play to all our players, as we continue to make The National Lottery the safest environment to play.“Achieving Advanced Level 2 of the GamCare Safer Gambling Standard endorses our work in this area, and is an important part of our overall strategy, as we continue to improve how we support our players, encourage healthy play and prevent underage play.”Following a three-month accreditation process, GamCare carried out a review of Camelot’s responsible play policies and processes, its website, visiting National Lottery retailers, and interviewing members of staff across various teams at Camelot.GamCare also found that the responsible play measures that are in place are ‘well integrated into Camelot’s culture.’The Advanced Level 2 of GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard marks a milestone in Camelot’s wider Corporate Responsibility strategy, which centres on promoting healthy play with National Lottery games in retail and online.It comes as the lottery operator continues to implement age verification checks carried out by Experian, weekly wallet load limits, daily Instant Win Game play limit, self-exclusion options, default weekly spending limits and the ability to reduce limits instantly. The operator has also prohibited the use of credit cards on its platforms. Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants August 24, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Whicker: Clippers over Dallas – highlights include Cuban blowing a kiss to Ballmer

first_img• “They told me what they wanted and needed for me when I came in,” Johnson said. “So it was easy for me to come in and just play ball. Defense, knock down shots and just play ball. He (coach Doc Rivers) just wanted me to trust the offense. We’re trying to get the same cohesiveness on the second unit and it’s coming along.”• Johnson started 121 games during the Lakers’ brutal 2014 and 2015 seasons, when they went 28-116. You always worry about guilt by association when you go through something like that. “I always looked at it as trying to take something from it, trying to build something,” Johnson said. “You could learn from Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. The record was the only downside. But now, coming to the arena knowing you have a chance to win is a great feeling. You know what you’re playing for, you know you’ve got a chance to play in late June.”• One of the goals of L.A.’s bench restoration was to take heavy minutes off the starters, especially in a back-to-back situation. No Clippers starter played more than Blake Griffin’s 26:47. In fact, Austin Rivers saw more minutes than Chris Paul, who did not have a turnover in his 24:23.• Although Rivers said the Clippers “are in a great place” after their back-to-back wins over Sacramento and Dallas, Lance Stephenson might not agree. “Born Ready” squirmed through another tough night in the home opener, with one bucket in 20;53. He is 4 for 10 in a little over 40 minutes for the first two games.• Rivers criticized the Clippers’ unwillingness to push the ball upcourt in the first half, which partially explained why they were only leading 51-43. “I think I hurt my rotator cuff,” he said, as he windmilled his arm to urge more speed. The Clippers remedied that problem, somewhat, in the second half. The Clippers wound up with 18 points on the break. • It never seemed like a 16-point game, though. Dallas came in without three starters (Wesley Matthews, Deron Williams and Chandler Parsons) and yet was very much in the game through 2 1/2 quarters. The Mavericks also missed 24 of 30 3-pointers and managed to annoy the Clippers throughout.• Jordan was 2 for 8 from the foul line, and the Mavericks also broke out Jostle-A-Josh. They fouled Josh Smith intentionally a couple of times, and he missed three of his six attempts.• The difference between this year and last year? “We have more players,” Doc Rivers said.• The coach also didn’t take the bait when he heard that Cuban said, “They’re still the Clippers.” Rivers replied, “That’s so hurtful,” but added, “We are the Clippers. That’s our answer.” Clippers 104, Dallas 88, the morning after:• In a game bereft of highlights when the clock was ticking, the Staples Center videoboard was the star of the show. The KissCam segment showed a split screen of Dallas owner Mark Cuban and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer. Both owners, who bumped up against each other during the DeAndre Jordan saga in July, laughed at the sight, and Cuban blew Ballmer a kiss.• The Clippers bench, the subject of such concern in the offseason, rallied to outscore Dallas’ bench, 48-45. Although Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers combined for 29 of those points, ex-Laker Wesley Johnson was a key component, with six points and six rebounds in 21:47.• Photos: Clippers win home openercenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dodgers heavy on celebs — including team’s own Yasiel Puig and Don Mattingly

first_imgThey’re now at six consecutive victories.The New York Mets took an early 2-0 lead against Ricky Nolasco, but the Dodgers rallied and Nick Punto’s solo home run to right in the seventh inning gave the Dodgers a 4-2 lead that held at Dodger Stadium.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is the steady behind all these comebacks.It wasn’t long ago when it was not cool to be here because of the on-field shenanigans that had the Dodgers reeling into oblivion. The playoffs were a joke when the Dodgers were 9½ games back in the National League West, and they weren’t even at the All-Star break.And then, everything changed. The 22-year-old Cuban rookie Yasiel Puig was called up, and he’s delivered ever since. Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez and Clayton Kerhsaw and Zack Greinke and Punto were delivering as well, although with much less fanfare and pizzazz but delivering nonetheless.Mattingly delivered the most, when times were tough, and his lead set a wondeful tone. His job was on the line, and somehow, this was tougher than the Frank McCourt bankruptcy drama that Mattingly weathered his first year on the job.“For the most part just trying to be yourself and make baseball decisions,” Mattingly said. “… We got healthy and then we got on a roll.”Could it be that simple?Mattingly’s cool demeanor saw that the Dodgers didn’t lose hope and fall behind in the NL West by a double-digit margin. His unflappable style was big.“I just kept trying to make baseball decisions,” Mattingly said. “We have a good coaching staff and experienced been around and been fired. Davey (Lopes) and (bench coach) Trey (Hillman) have been around. There are a lot of good people. The coaching staff was so loyal during that period. Those are quality guys. That helped more than anything.”Focus on baseball, not the noise.Puig is the everyday celebrity around these parts. One of the ringers on his phone sums up the Dodgers turnaround perfectly: Rihanna’s “We found love (in a hopeless place).”The situation was hopeless indeed, from injuries to a shaky bullpen. They found so much success — they are 37-8 in their last 45 games and are the odds-on favorite to win the World Series on some betting sites. The Dodgers haven’t won the World Series since 1988.“It’s not so much what you see but what you feel,” Mattingly said. “You can feel the confidence, No. 1. there’s been games you see breakthroughs. It felt businesslike when we need to be. These guys have a lot of fun.”The forgotten celebrity is Mattingly. He doesn’t get enough credit.He weathered a storm that had him wondering if he was walking into his office for the last time every day. At least it should have.He ignored that chatter, and he operated as though he was walking through those doors everyday intent on fixing the offensive woes.Behind the white sunglasses he wore Monday afternoon, he looked both parts cool and assured.He should be joking that he told us so, but his approach to treating every day the same — from wrapping up an impressive sweep of the Tampa Rays on Sunday to that 7-0 shutout loss to St. Louis on May 7 — wouldn’t allow him to do that. Maybe when he’s back in Indiana for the offseason, he’ll let his mind wander there.Mattingly played for the Yankees, so he’s seen pressure and hirings and firings and madness. But he’d never been at the helm. This was his first managerial job, and this was his first test with job security.He is passing this crazy manager test. A reporter even cracked a joke the other day, asking who his starting pitcher for Game 1 of a playoff series would be. We’re midway through August. Mattingly laughed that off.“We don’t talk about postseason,” Mattingly said. “That’s the one thing we don’t do.”Not yet.They don’t give up either, as evidenced by that comeback win on Friday in which the Dodgers were down 6-0. They won 7-6.Mattingly’s demeanor has set a winning stage. A calm, confident @jillpainter on Twitter You know the Dodgers are going well when celebrities are in the house on random Mondays.This time it was Ice Cube flashing a peace sign, and actor Danny DeVito hijacking Nick Punto’s onfield postgame interview wearing his jersey.Kobe Bryant was here for a Yankees game, and Jay Z and Kareem Abdul Jabbar and others have attended games, too.And it’s strange, because you always know how this story is going to end. The Dodgers win in a rout. The Dodgers come back to win. Or some other version of the Dodgers winning.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more