first_imgKemar Roofe celebrates after scoring Rangers' second goalImage:Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring Rangers’ second goal Gerrard’s side have an ominous nine-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership – though Celtic have two games in hand – and the Rangers boss admitted it was the sort of onslaught he felt had been coming.“It was a very impressive performance, a strong win and another clean sheet,” said Gerrard.“The thing that pleased me the most was the standards that we maintained from start to finish. Gerrard handed a debut to Bongani Zungu at half-time and was impressed by his first look at the South Africa international in a blue jersey.The Gers boss said: “He came into the game at a good time. He’s only going to get stronger, fitter and better.“But you can see his range of passing, you can see his profile, you can see his aggressiveness. He can play, he’ll have no problems at all. He’ll give us another real strong option in the middle of midfield.“It was great to get Jermain Defoe a full game today, as it was with Kemar. We’re getting Jermain, Kemar and Aribo really close to full fitness now which is a real help for me.“Aribo is a top player. He’s been out for 11/12 weeks so it always takes half of that to get your sharpness back but I think he’s really getting close to that now.“You could see flashes against Benfica that his quality was back. And today you saw that when he’s in full flow he’s hard to stop.“Hopefully he comes back fit from international duty and he will be 100 per cent ready to fire.”Deflated Accies boss: I’m to blameThe result was another painful day for the rock-bottom Accies but boss Brian Rice challenged his players to take inspiration from Southampton, who suffered a 9-0 defeat to Leicester last season but this weekend moved top of the Premier League for a spell.Rice said: “Listen, we are down there bottom of the league for a reason. There’s only one way we can go and that’s up. But you’ve got to want to go up and fight.“I’ll take the blame for everything. I’ll hold my hands up. I’ll take it. I’ve got to get better and I’ve got to make sure they want to get better.“But it didn’t seem to affect Southampton. That’s what I’d say to the players. They lost 9-0 to Leicester last season and this weekend were top of the English Premier League.“So things can change quickly in football.” “Look, we are not at the stage yet where we can play with ego in any game or at any stage. We are trying to become a winning team, a successful team. We are in no position to disrespect any opponent or any team. It is about Rangerstrying to be as strong for as long as we can and be as consistent as we can.”Zungu, Defoe draw Gerrard praise “I have been on to these players, probably on to them too much, about keeping standards no matter what stage the game is at. It pleased me at half-time that we carried on looking to score goals and win even more emphatically.“It has been coming, we have threatened to do that.“But the pleasing thing today was that we were very clinical. We suffocated Hamilton from start to finish, we stayed on them and never took our foot off the gas and you could see the quality throughout the squad.- Advertisement – Joe Aribo celebrates scoring Rangers' third goal with Jermaine DefoeImage:Joe Aribo celebrates scoring Rangers’ third goal with Jermaine Defoe – Advertisement – Steven Gerrard hailed his rampant Rangers as they finally delivered the huge beating they have been threatening to dish out all season.Rangers hit eight in the top flight for the first time since 1981 to hammer hapless Hamilton at Ibrox as Kemar Roofe, Joe Aribo and James Tavernier all scored twice after Scott Arfield set the tone, with Brandon Barker also on target.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgThe 2020 CMA Awards will be one of the few awards shows this year to have a live audience amid the COVID-19 pandemic.“As safety is our top priority, we have worked tirelessly over the past several months to fully transform Music City Center into a breathtaking setup that resembles the very first CMA Awards Banquet and Show from 1967, and ensures our nominees, performers and their guests a fully safe and physically distant environment,” executive producer Robert Deaton said in a statement. “We are honored, in this very challenging time, to help provide an escape and deliver a live awards show experience unlike any other this year.”Scroll down for a list of all the nominees.Entertainer of the YearEric ChurchMiranda LambertCarrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanLuke CombsFemale Vocalist of the YearMiranda LambertAshley McBrydeMaren MorrisKacey MusgravesCarrie UnderwoodMale Vocalist of the YearEric ChurchLuke CombsThomas RhettChris StapletonKeith UrbanVocal Group of the YearLady ALittle Big TownMidlandOld DominionRascal FlattsVocal Duo of the YearBrooks & DunnBrothers OsborneDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineMaddie & TaeNew Artist of the YearJimmie AllenIngrid AndressGabby BarrettMorgan WallenCarly PearceAlbum of the YearJon Pardi – Heartache MedicationAshley McBryde – Never WillOld Dominion – Old DominionMiranda Lambert – WildcardLuke Combs – What You See Is What You GetSong of the Year“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert“The Bones” – Maren Morris“Even Though I’m Leaving” – Luke Combs“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice“More Hearts Than Mine” – Ingrid AndressSingle of the Year“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett“Beer Never Broke My Heart” – Luke Combs“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert“The Bones” – Maren MorrisMusical Event of the Year“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber“Be a Light” – Thomas Rhett with Reba McEntire, Lady A, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban“The Bones” – Maren Morris feat. Hozier“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee BriceMusic Video of the Year“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert“Homemade” – Jake Owen“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice“Second One to Know” – Chris StapletonMusician of the YearJenee Fleenor (Fiddle)Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)Rob McNelley (Guitar)Ilya Toshinsky (Guitar)Derek Wells (Guitar)Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! “There’s one tweet in there that really stuck in my head,” he explained. “It said, ‘Why doesn’t he step down and have entertainer of the year be for the next generation.’ I 100 percent agreed. So with all the love in the world and all the gratefulness, because the last thing I want to do is seem ungrateful to the CMAs and everyone who’s voted for us, we’re officially pulling ourselves out of entertainer of the year.”Other top nominees include Combs, 30,  (with six nods), Maren Morris (five nominations), Dan + Shay, Jay Joyce and Carly Pearce (four each) and Justin Bieber, Ashley McBryde and Urban (three each).- Advertisement – Lambert will also face off against Luke Combs, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban in the coveted Entertainer of the Year category.Garth Brooks made headlines in July when he opted to withdraw himself from the category, which he has won seven times. The “Friends in Low Places” singer, 58, sparked backlash in 2019 when he won the award, beating out Underwood, 37, Church, 43, Urban, 53, and Chris Stapleton. Some fans had high hopes that Underwood would take home the award as the first woman to be nominated in the category in three years.Brooks told the Tennessean in July that one particular tweet helped him make the decision.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – CMA Awards 2020 See Complete List WinnersDarius Rucker and Reba McEntire. Matt Sayles/AP/ShutterstockCountry strong! The 2020 Country Music Awards honored top acts with the help of cohosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker at the Music City Center in Nashville on Wednesday, November 11.Miranda Lambert earned the most nominations in seven categories, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Album of the Year. The “Bluebird” singer, 36, is officially the most-nominated female artist in CMA history with 55 total nominations. McEntire, 65, previously held the record and earned her 51st nod this year.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgThis is the fourth presidential election for our “pres-by-CD project,” as we informally call it, but there’s one key difference this time: A new round of redistricting is about to begin, meaning new congressional districts will be used in 2022. We’re crunching numbers for the current districts, though, so that we can measure how much the new boundaries do, or don’t, change the partisan makeup of each district, which is a very useful tool for evaluating gerrymandering. We’re also certain to see some special elections over the next two years that will be held using the existing district lines, so our data will help determine early on which races could be competitive.Now, to the numbers! Oklahoma’s top-lines barely budged over the last four years: In 2016 it voted 65-29 for Trump, while this year it gave Trump a similar 65-33 victory, a shift that can be attributed to weaker showings by third-party candidates. For the fifth presidential election in a row, the GOP nominee for president carried every single one of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, and Trump, unsurprisingly, also won each of the Sooner State’s five congressional districts.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – While his statewide numbers didn’t shift much, Trump did see a larger collapse in the Oklahoma City-based 5th District, where his winning margin shrunk from 53-40 to 52-46—his weakest showing in the state. Democrats scored a major upset in the 5th District in 2018 when Democrat Kendra Horn unseated Republican Steve Russell, but Trump’s decline at the top of the ticket wasn’t enough to save Horn, who lost her first bid for reelection to Republican Stephanie Bice 52-48. Democrats could conceivably win back a seat like this one in the future, but Republicans, who will have unfettered control over redistricting next year, may simply divide the blue island of Oklahoma City between multiple districts.Meanwhile, Trump once again took at least 60% of the vote in Oklahoma’s other four congressional districts. Trump’s strongest margin of victory came in Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s 2nd District in the eastern part of the state, which he took 76-22. This region, nicknamed “Little Dixie,” was relatively friendly turf for Democrats up until a decade ago: A previous version of the 2nd District decisively elected Democratic Rep. Dan Boren to a fourth term as late as 2010. Boren retired in 2012, though, and Mullin has had no trouble holding it against all Democratic comers during any of his five campaigns.P.S. — After we’ve released the presidential results for all 435 House districts, Daily Kos Elections will circle back and continue our project to calculate the presidential election results for every legislative district in the country.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_img See also: The CFIA said it would investigate feeding and storage practices at the farm where the cow lived, as well as the production and source of feeds used there. Following international standards, the agency also promised to find and test cattle born on the farm within a year before or after the infected cow, as well as any offspring of the cow. The CFIA said the cause of the latest case was unknown but most likely was contaminated feed. The 6-year-old cow would have been born at least 2 years after 1997, when Canada and the United States moved to prevent the spread of BSE by banning the use of protein from cattle and other ruminants in cattle feed. “As I’ve said many times, our beef trade decisions follow internationally accepted guidelines that are based in science,” Johanns said. He added that the US would “continue to evaluate the situation.” “This detection is consistent with a low level of disease and does not indicate an increased risk of BSE in Canada,” the agency said. The case was found in a 6-year-old crossbred cow in north-central Alberta that had shown possible signs of BSE, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said. The disease was detected through Canada’s regular BSE surveillance program. Canada’s second and third BSE cases were reported in January 2005, both in cows from Alberta. Humans who eat meat products from BSE-infected cattle are believed to be at risk for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), the fatal human equivalent of BSE. US Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns expressed agreement, saying in a statement that he had assured Canadian Agriculture Minister Andy Mitchell that he anticipated no changes in the rules on importation of Canadian beef and cattle.center_img Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, said the case didn’t come as a big surprise, according to a Reuters report. “It’s obviously unwelcome, but pretty well around the world there have been what’s referred to as ‘BARB’ cattle. Those are born after the ruminant ban,” he said. It probably took time for cattle feed produced under the old rules to be cleared from the system, officials have said. “This case does support the need for Canada to continue to move towards enhancing the current feed ban,” the CFIA said. Jan 23, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Canada today reported its fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, raising concern about the possibility of another US ban on Canadian beef and cattle. The United States banned Canadian beef after the country’s first case was discovered in May 2003. In August 2003 the USDA allowed imports of boneless Canadian beef from cattle less than 30 months old. In July 2005, the border was reopened to live Canadian cattle destined for slaughter before reaching the age of 30 months. Rapid tests on samples from the infected cow initially were inconclusive, but the case was confirmed through further rapid tests and “gold standard” tests at the CFIA’s National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases in Winnipeg, Man., the agency said. Statement by Mike Johannslast_img read more


first_imgJul 9, 2009Cookie dough samples don’t match E coli outbreak strainThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today confirmed that the Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain found in an unopened package of cookie dough at Nestle’s Danville, Va., plant does not match the genetic fingerprint in the multistate outbreak, ABC News reported today. Sources also said that an E coli O157:H7 strain found in Nestle Toll House cookie dough from a patient’s home does not genetically match either of the two strains. David Acheson, MD, the FDA’s associate commissioner for foods, said the investigation is wrapping up, but so far authorities have found no clues to suggest how the product may have become contaminated. He added that no evidence of product tampering has been found in the outbreak that has sickened 72 people from 30 states.[Jul 9 ABC News story]FDA taps food safety expert Taylor as senior advisorMichael R. Taylor, a nationally recognized food safety expert, has been named as senior advisor to the commissioner at the FDA, the agency announced in a press release Jul 7. Taylor is a research professor at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, in the release welcomed Taylor back to the FDA, where he worked as an attorney starting in 1976 and as a policy commissioner between 1991 and 1994. “His expertise and leadership on food safety issues will help the agency to develop and implement the prevention based strategy we need to ensure the safety of the food we eat,” she said. Taylor will help FDA administrators assess food program challenges, target capacity and regulatory needs, develop allocation plans and budget requests, and coordinate the implementation of new food safety legislation.[Jul 7 FDA news release]More Salmonella recalls: Anaheim peppers, sprouts, granola clustersFood companies and retailers recently issued a range of voluntary product recalls, though none have so far been linked to illnesses. Wegmans supermarkets announced in Jul 2 that it was pulling some of its Anaheim peppers sold since Jun 11 because of potential Salmonella contamination, and that the FDA is investigating the situation. A company spokeswoman told the Rochester, NY, Democrat and Chronicle that random sampling conducted by the state of New York detected the contamination and that the recall involved 40 cases of domestically grown peppers. Meanwhile, General Mills announced yesterday that it was recalling a limited amount of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters that contain pecans. The company said the pecans it received from a supplier and used in the product may be tainted with Salmonella. In other developments, Kowalke Family Sprouts, based in Los Angeles, on Jul 6 recalled all of its sprout products with sell-by dates from Jun 18 through Jun 30 because a surveillance sample from a retail location suggested they may be contaminated with Salmonella.[Jul 8 General Mills recall][Jul 6 FDA sprout recall]Anthrax antitoxin shows promise in animal trialsAs prophylaxis and treatment for inhalational anthrax, a single dose of the human monoclonal antibody raxibacumab (ABthrax)  improved survival in rabbits and monkeys, researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) today. The animals were exposed to 100 and 200 times the median lethal dose of Bacillus anthracis. Those who had detectable levels of protective antigen or a rise in temperature received two different doses of the drug or placebo. Survival rates were highest in the rabbits and monkeys that received the highest dose of the raxibacumab. A safety study in humans, which involved 438 subjects at six sites, showed that the dose recommended for licensure, 40 mg per kilogram of body weight, produce only mild-to-moderate and transient effects that were similar to those from a placebo. In Jun 2006 the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it would buy 20,000 treatment courses of the experimental drug, made by Human Genome Sciences, Inc., for $165 million. HHS wanted to add to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) an agent to block the anthrax toxin, because antibiotics are only effective if given early in the illness course. The company said in a press release today that it delivered the first doses to the SNS in April.[Jul 9 NEJM study][Jun 20, 2006, CIDRAP News story]last_img read more


first_imgAverage advertised house prices, according to classifieds Crozilla.com during August they recorded an increase in value on a monthly and annual basis.Thus, Opatija and Split recorded the largest monthly increase in prices, while the largest decline was recorded in Sisak and Slavonski Brod. The highest house prices were advertised on the Adriatic during August, and the first place is still held by Dubrovnik, where an average of 3959 euros was demanded for a “square”, including the price of a garden. In Opatija, the average asking price per square meter was 2273 euros, and in Split 1991 euros.Among the more favorable cities for buying a house on the sea, in August were Rijeka – where for “square” was asked 1232 euros, and Senj where the price was only 1 euro higher, while the average asking price of houses in Zadar was 1591 euros.Low prices of houses in the interiorData from Crozilla.com showed that during August, in most cities in the interior, the average advertised price per square meter of a house, including the price of a garden, was far below 1000 euros. Among the more favorable cities for buying houses during August were Bjelovar, where the average price was 460 euros per square meter, and Sisak, where the price was only 9 euros higher.In Osijek, an average of 601 euros was demanded for a “square”, in Slavonski Brod 669 euros, and in Varaždin 670 euros. On the other hand, the prices of houses in Zagreb during August were higher than in other cities in the continental area, but at the same time lower than at sea, and the average price per square meter of a house, including the price of a garden, was 1201 euros.Otok KrkApartments are 18 percent more expensive than housesApartment prices in August were higher than house prices, with a difference of 18 percent.Dubrovnik and Porec remained the only cities where houses were slightly more expensive than apartments, and the difference in prices was about 4 percent. The smallest difference was recorded in Senj, where apartment prices were 2,5 percent higher than house prices, and in Pula, where the difference was 2,6 percent.The average advertised prices of apartments in Bjelovar are as much as 45 percent higher than the prices of houses – which was the biggest difference in prices recorded in August. In Varaždin, apartment prices were 39 percent higher than house prices, in Osijek 37 percent, and in Sisak 35 percent.Foreigners are interested in houses in ZadarDuring August, Osijek and Zadar were the most sought after cities to buy a house, followed by Zagreb, Pula and Poreč. Potential foreign buyers, most of whom were from neighboring BiH, Germany, Switzerland and Slovenia, were most interested in houses sold through Crozilla.com in the area of ​​Zadar, Crikvenica, and the islands of Vir and Krk.last_img read more


first_imgAs part of the Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia 2017 campaign, the evaluation of household accommodation will be carried out this year as well, and the best will be awarded prizes and recognitions. Recognitions and awards for the best facilities in family tourism will be solemnly presented at the Family Accommodation Forum 2017, which will be held in Zagreb, and the exact date will be announced later, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce points out.Family tourism accommodation facilities are rated in 11 different categories.Categories (it is possible to register an object in a maximum of 3 categories):Best accommodation on the coast (sea, lake, river)The best accommodation in townThe best accommodation for familiesThe best accommodation for an active vacationThe best accommodation for wellness holidayThe best accommodation to stay with petsThe best accommodation without barriersThe best eco-accommodationThe most original accommodationThe best accommodation in natureThe best accommodation in rural tourismThe holder of the evaluation of family tourism facilities is the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, whose Council has agreed on the categories and methodology of evaluation.MethodologyThe following indicators will be scored in the evaluation: weighted capacity utilization based on the openness of the facility; rating on online platforms chosen by the owner / host; presentation of the object on website-pages (extra point for objects that have their own website); specialized facilities and services. The evaluation procedure will be carried out by the Commission by evaluating the submitted data, and the final order of the best will be obtained by summing the points for all indicators.The application deadline is October 17, 2017.  You can get more information by sending an inquiry to the e-mail address [email protected] as well as on competition website.last_img read more


first_imgVukovar is among the seventeen cities in Croatia that use the nextbike public bicycle system, and is thus in the nextbike network of over 150 greenest cities in Europe.This greenest, healthiest and most affordable form of public urban transport is fully in line with EU directives and the vision and plans of the City of Vukovar related to sustainable development. Beautiful Vukovar, as the civilizational starting point of Europe in which culture developed for five thousand years and the city that suffered the greatest war destruction, needs projects facing the future. One of the strategic projects and great potentials is certainly the development of tourism, because Vukovar has something to be proud of and something to show.In Vukovar, the tourist infrastructure is developing from year to year, there are more and more events, entrepreneurs who see their opportunity in tourism, and accordingly the offer and quality of accommodation is growing. Apart from Hotel Lav, the city of Vukovar has a problem with the lack of hotel capacities. But even that problem will be solved soon. Namely, a couple of months ago, the city of Vukovar bought one of the symbols of the city, Hotel Dunav, which after reconstruction will have new accommodation facilities, a congress center and will fill the gap of hotel accommodation and generate new value.In recent years, to the delight of the citizens, Vukovar has received several bicycle paths, the most important of which is certainly the one that is still under construction, ie the bicycle path along the state road D2 on the part of Kudeljarska and Priljevo streets, said Vukovar Mayor, prof. Ivan Penava added that this is exactly the route they took on new public bicycles and which is certainly the most important route because it connects the center of Vukovar and Borovo Naselje. “Our citizens have a culture of cycling, so I am convinced that this initiative will be very well accepted. With the new bicycle path and bicycles in the public transport service, we will improve the connection of all parts of Vukovar and at the same time reduce traffic jams. This project is just one in a series of steps we are taking to raise the quality of life of our fellow citizens, but also to present our city in a new European spirit that will surely meet the approval of both citizens and tourists who see Vukovar as the central destination of the Croatian Danube region.Said Penava.Currently, two nextbike stations have been set up in Vukovar, one in the city center, while the other is in Borovo naselje, which enables excellent connections and communication between the two parts of the city, both for citizens and tourists. And not only that, someone eliminates the need to use a car because by using the nextbike system of public bikes the section of about 6 kilometers (from Borovo to the city center) we cross relatively quickly, while still walking takes a little more time. In addition to not having to worry about parking, we significantly reduce the emission of harmful gases, traffic jams, noise, and at the same time cycling has a positive effect on psychophysical health.But the most important thing is how the citizens of Vukovar and all tourists can combine train, bus and public bicycles and thus travel faster, healthier and cheaper while protecting the environment in which we live – through integrated public transport which is becoming imperative in all cities. Also, as the Nextbike system of public bicycles is present in over 150 European countries, foreign tourists are familiar with the whole system, and can also use it without additional registration because the whole database is connected and nextbike can be used anywhere in Europe.The importance of the project was also recognized by INA Industrija nafte dd as the general sponsor of the project and the Croatian National Tourist Board, which fit perfectly into the entire philosophy of the project. Ina as a socially responsible company and CNTB through the development of the tourist offer. “INA systematically pays attention to long-term sustainable and socially responsible business becoming a common behavior not only in our company but also in our partners. Therefore, we are always happy to respond and support all those projects that contribute to the quality of life of local communities and its inhabitants. We are happy that the citizens of Vukovar have been given the opportunity to use a favorable, environmentally and economically sustainable mode of public transport. This mode of transport significantly helps reduce traffic congestion, increases traffic safety, reduces CO2 emissions and harmful exhaust gases in traffic and, most importantly, contributes to environmental protection and improves the quality of life in the city. said Angelika Brnada, Director of Sustainable Development and Protection of Health, Safety and Environment of INA. The project was gladly supported by the employees of Borovo dd, for whom it is an excellent addition to the existing bus lines, as well as the Alliance Society of Our Children on behalf of all child-friendly cities that encourage safer and cleaner streets for carefree children’s play.Launching a public bicycle system in Vukovar was our great wish a few years ago when we were thinking about how to connect the far east of Croatia with all other major county centers, said Krešimir Dvorski, director of Sustav javnih bicikala doo and stressed that combining different forms of public transportation each of us can quickly, easily and conveniently get from point A to point B without owning a car. “We thank the City of Vukovar and INA as the general sponsor of the system maintenance for recognizing the importance of the project for the local community. Thanks to them, the people of Vukovar can enjoy all the benefits that the public bicycle system brings them”Dvorski concluded.Positive statistics indicate the expansion of the tourism sector in Vukovar. According to eVisitor data, last year there was an increase in arrivals and overnight stays in Vukovar, so there were 47.894 arrivals, which is an increase of 12.92 arrivals, as well as 70.621 overnight stays, which is an increase of 47 percent. These figures are also monitored by the private sector, so that eight new accommodation facilities with a total of 188 beds were opened last year. The public bike system just offers hosts added value and service for their guests without the investment of buying their own bikes.Last but not least, the destination Vukovar – Vučedol – Ilok is the winner of the national selection for the “European destination of excellence” (EDEN) and is thus listed among the top 18 cultural tourism destinations in Europe as an example of good practice that promotes sustainable forms of tourism. And integrated public transport and the public bicycle system as the best startup of the green economy and holder of the prestigious Green Mark certificate of excellence certainly contributes to the whole story of sustainable tourism, green technology and environmental protection.What is nextbike? Nextbike it provides citizens, students and tourists with the most affordable, fastest, healthiest and most fun transport. Once registered, nextbike bikes can be used in more than 150+ cities around the world! Nextbike price list is tailored to the needs of users. There are three options for the user to choose from. The user can activate an annual subscription for 200 kuna and can use an unlimited number of free rides lasting 30 minutes every day. In addition to an unlimited number of free rides lasting 30 minutes, the user has an added 1200 bonus minutes available. For users who do not need an annual subscription, there is an option of 7 days subscription for 100 kuna. The weekly subscription includes an unlimited number of 30-minute rides and an additional 600 bonus minutes. In addition to the above subscriptions, this year there is an option without a PAY AS YOU GO subscription, which is charged by credit card according to the price list for 30 minutes equal to 5 kuna. Nextbike is ready to welcome new cities and companies that are investing in sustainable mobility and continuously investing in new technologies and improving the user experience. In order to feel safer in traffic, Nextbike, in cooperation with partners, organizes several cycling schools every year and encourages cities to improve their cycling infrastructure.last_img read more


first_imgMinister of Tourism Gari Cappelli participated in the opening ceremony of the conference “Island Development”, which was held in Opatija, organized by Novi list. It is a gathering that gathered in one place an impressive list of participants with the aim of bringing closer to the public the provisions of the new Law on Islands and initiatives aimed at helping the further development of many Croatian islands.When asked whether it is worth investing in the islands, the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, who is from Mali Lošinj, answered that investing in the islands is very profitable, regardless of the fact that the investment is 30% more expensive at the beginning.This year, tourist traffic was recorded on 48 islands, and it is very similar to last year when 3,3 million tourists and 26 million overnight stays were recorded on the islands. Thus, 26 percent of all Croatian overnight stays were realized on the islands.The islands account for 18 percent of arrivals, and what is especially interesting – the stay of tourists on the islands is two days longer than in mainland tourist centers. There are 474 thousand beds on the islands, which is a third of Croatia’s accommodation capacity. The dominant accommodation capacities on the islands are home-made, and the leader of island tourism on the Adriatic is the island of Krk. The islands generate 68 percent of traffic in the summer, in the full season, which is seven percent more than the rest of Croatia.”They often ask me the question – is it worth investing in the islands? I am very angry about this question, because the statistics presented here alone say enough that investing in the islands is very profitable. True, I myself admire investors in the islands because investing in them is 30 percent more expensive in the beginning. When it comes to the Government of which I am a member, it very well recognizes the problems of the islands and does everything to improve life on them with the new law. There are large investments in the infrastructure of the islands, in the waterfront and rivice, even in situations where there are only a few inhabitants on some islands. However, this is precisely an indicator of the investment momentum in the islands, which injects hope for a better future of life on the islands, because better connections also mean the renewal of life. Demographic renewal is also a big and often prominent problem on the islands, and its most important foundation is employment. I would say that employment on the islands is the most important demographic measure. It can only be provided by investments, so in a concise form that would be my answer to the question – is it worth investing in the islands. ” Capelli pointed out.The conference on the development of the island was held in anticipation of the first session of the Government on the island in general, which will be held on October 26 on Hvar and which will be dedicated to the development policy on the islands and their tourism.last_img read more


first_imgParticipants of the 22nd ASEF, a two-week interdisciplinary project implemented in cooperation with universities and other partner organizations from Asia and Europe, visited various universities during their stay in Croatia and Slovenia. Thus, during a one-day visit to Edward Bernays University College, they listened to lectures by Dr. sc. Romana Lekić and learned more about Croatian tourism and culturally sustainable development, as well as positive examples from practice.In front of more than 50 participants from Asia and Europe, Assistant Dean of Bernays for Tourism Studies and renowned tourism expert dr. sc. Romana Lekić spoke about the UNESCO heritage of Croatia, the Mediterranean story of the Adriatic coast and culturally sustainable development in Croatia. “The lectures that the participants of the ASFE Summer University listened to combine sustainability and authentic values, where they are included and connected with the Croatian identity. Emphasis was placed on involving the local community in the interpretation of our heritage, so the representative examples of our maritime tradition include falkuša on Vis, shipbuilding tradition on Murter and Rovinj’s Batana, which was recently placed on the list of UNESCO’s best practices for intangible heritage protection. Many of the participants are coming to Croatia for the first time, so it was extremely important to bring Croatia closer to them in order to spread a positive word about the country and create an emotion for them to return.”, Said Dr. sc. Lekić.ASEF Director Leonie Nagarjan believes that Croatia is a recognized tourist destination and that there are many good examples in practice. “Every year, Croatia attracts millions of tourists with its beautiful landscape and numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation. With a unique focus on communication and tourism studies, Edward Bernays University College is the perfect higher education institution to collaborate with ASEF and develop study programs for our participants. We are glad that ASEFSU22 has connected our two organizations and paved the way for future joint activities and exchanges.. ”, Concluded the director of ASEF.By the way, ASEF was founded by 51 Asian and European governments, including Croatia, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat. It is an intergovernmental organization based in Singapore, which aims to encourage intercultural exchanges and a network among young people. ASEF Summer University is a two-week interdisciplinary, innovative project that has been implemented for 20 years in collaboration with Asian and European universities and other partner organizations. This year’s theme of the summer university is “Sustainable Tourism: Youth and Green Growth”. “As part of the project, which will take place from 12 to 23 September 2018, students visited various universities in Croatia and Slovenia. Among them is Edward Bernays University College, whose Center for International Cooperation was also the organizer of the visit to this college. ” stand out from Edward Bernays College of Communication Management.RELATED NEWS:ANTHROPOLOGICAL REVIEW DR. SC. ROMANE LEKIĆ: TOURISM AS A PARADIGM OF POSTMODERN CRAZY EXISTENCE IN GLOBAL CONSUMER SOCIETYROVINJ ECO-MUSEUM OF BATANA LISTED ON THE UNESCO LIST!MUSEUM OF BETIN WOODEN SHIPBUILDING WON THE AWARD FOR THE BEST EUROPEAN MUSEUM OF THE YEARlast_img read more

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