The daily consumption of sailors is 40 percent higher than the daily consumption of the average Croatian tourist

first_imgThis year, for the second time, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is organizing the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nautical Days, and the rich congress program is intended for businessmen from the nautical tourism sector. The aim is to take advantage of the large representation of exhibitors, vessels and equipment in one place and to educate, communicate and gather information on key topics affecting maritime and nautical tourism. The program includes, in addition to sessions of professional nautical associations and communities of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, numerous professional presentations. And on the first day and after the official opening, introductory speeches were held. The Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism spoke at the first presentation Dragan Kovacevic te Secretary of State in the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina.  State Secretary for the Sea from the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Maja Markovčić Kostelac she introduced  new legislation for nautical tourism and maritime affairs, while the director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić presented the results of the nautical season 2018 and the promotion of nautical tourism in 2019.Dragan Kovačević, Croatian Chamber of Commerce: Nautical tourism must not be a victim of institutional inconsistency”The daily consumption of sailors in 2017 of 126 euros per day is 40 percent higher than the daily consumption of the average Croatian tourist. One third of that amount is spent by boaters on catering services, sports, entertainment and culture, which clearly shows that through nautical we can build all other forms of tourism and grow from a country of seasonal tourism to a destination of year-round tourism. Nautical tourism is becoming the most dynamic tourism product and has huge potential, but we need to make wise moves so that this is the last year in which we record stagnation or a slight drop of 1,2 percent in arrivals”, Said the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovačević at the opening of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nautical Days, which are held as part of the 20th Biograd Boat Show.He also referred to the sojourn tax for sailors, which was the central topic at last year’s Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nautical Days, but also to the current Maritime Property Act. “In the future, nautical tourism should not be managed by more ministries, state institutions and more units of local and regional self-government. It must not fall victim to institutional inconsistencies and overlaps, “Said Kovačević, noting that the amount of sojourn taxes cannot be the result of administrative mathematics, but a carefully structured system that takes into account the real life and needs of boaters. State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina  he spoke about the reform package of tourism laws aimed at decentralizing professionalisations and contributing to the balanced development of the system of tourist boards. The reforms relate to the Law on Tourist Boards, the Law on Tourist Tax and the Law on Tourist Membership Fees. “As for the nautical of the important Law on Sojourn Tax, the new Law on the Distribution of Sojourn Tax Revenues will follow the land model, which will give 65 percent of revenues to local governments, 15 percent to county tourist boards, and the remaining 20 percent to the CNTB Head Office. promotions”, Glavina pointed out. According to the current Law on Sojourn Tax, 50 percent of the funds are distributed to the CNTB Head Office, 40 percent to local self-government units and 10 percent to national parks. Glavina also emphasized that from 2020, the county assemblies will determine the amount of the sojourn tax, and not the Government as before, which will contribute to further decentralization and strengthening the development tourism potential./ / / CALCULATION OF RESIDENCE TAX FEES FOR BOATERS IN 2019State Secretary for the Sea from the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Maja Markovčić Kostelac presented new legislation for nautical tourism and maritime affairs relating to amendments to the Law on Harbor Master’s Offices, the Law on Amendments to the Maritime Code and the Law on Maritime Property and Maritime Affairs ports. “The reform of maritime legislation, which we are implementing through amendments to the three core laws, will lead to an increase in the competitiveness of the maritime economy, the digitalisation of the maritime system in the next 3 years,  raising the safety of navigation and the protection of the sea and the effective management of maritime assets “, emphasized Markovčić Kostelac.Growth of nautical tourism”In the period January – September 2018, more than 440.000 arrivals and more than 3 million overnight stays in nautical charter were registered, which are approximately at the level of last year, while the leading markets in terms of the number of overnight stays in nautical charter are traditionally Germany and Austria”, Said the director of the CNTB Head Office Kristijan Staničić, adding that significant efforts are being made in the CNTB’s promotional activities in the field of nautical tourism, through the Brand campaign, PPS Preseason and PPS Postseason campaigns and through social networks.RELATED NEWS:NEXT THREE DAYS BIOGRAD NA MORU IS THE CENTER OF NAUTICS OF CENTRAL EUROPE – BIOGRAD BOAT SHOWRESEARCH RESULTS PRESENTED “ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION OF NAUTICIANS IN CROATIA – TOMAS NAUTIKA YACHTING 2017.”last_img read more


Clarke Brown a calming ‘California attitude’ for Syracuse in her debut season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A doctor and nurse coached Hilton and Yvette Brown as they awaited their second child. On Feb. 23, 1999, Clarke Brown was born, and 20 seconds into her life someone in the hospital room announced that she had a slow heartbeat. Yvette was immediately alarmed. She was a new mom. She didn’t know what a slow heart rate meant.When the staff reassured the parents, they gave a surprising response.“Nothing to be concerned about,” Hilton remembered. “It just means she’s an athlete.”The doctors were right. Through 18 years, Brown’s parents saw her surprise teachers and coaches alike with her athletic ability. She routinely appeared at wingback in her freshman season for Syracuse (7-8-2, 2-6-1 Atlantic Coast), a team that barely recruited her. Her competitiveness stunned her father, and her calm personality has soothed teammates on the field.“I thought (our first-born, Hilton III) was going to be my killer athlete,” Hilton said. “The one that just destroys the competition. Well, he’s the athlete who likes to have fun and just connect with opponents. But Clarke was the killer.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrown played in the American Youth Soccer Organization, a league with age groups starting at under 5 years old and as old as 19. Hilton remembered opposing coaches approaching him to say Clarke dribbled through opponents as if they were cones and she was running a drill.Hilton and Brown eventually began betting on how many goals she would score, and he’d often underestimate. “That’s one,” she’d say from the field. Then, looking his way again a short time later: “That’s two.”She played high school and club soccer in California, growing up with an immense love for sweets, basketball, shopping and beaches. She misses her Cocker Spaniel, Rocco, and watching horror movies with her dad.“The bloodier the better,” Hilton said.Her laid-back attitude is a running joke on the Orange, Alana O’Neill said. They say it’s just the way California girls are, “relaxed and chill.”“Players love her,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said. “…Doesn’t seem to get stressed about much.”Brown has an underlying competitiveness though, Hilton said. When Hilton and Clarke hit the mini-golf course, Yvette steps away as the tension rises.“The two of them are very aggressive when they play,” Yvette said. “A lot of trash talk and smack talking that frankly makes me uncomfortable, and I sometimes have to excuse myself.”But Brown wanted to leave it all, forge her own path and get far away from home. As they traveled across the country visiting schools, Brown knew Syracuse was it because it provided a major basketball program and a change of scenery.“She wanted weather, she wanted snow, she wanted to be away from home,” Yvette said.Brown reached out to Syracuse herself, and the team invited her to an annual camp where the Orange tries out potential recruits. Coaches had seen little of Brown, not knowing one year later she’d become an integral part of the position group that inspired a new wingback system.“I personally didn’t get to see her play much until she came into preseason,” Wheddon said. “She’s athletic, she can pass, she can get up and down the field. She’s difficult to beat. Therefore, she became a candidate for that wingback position. She’s been able to come in and help us at times.”She has yet to start a game, but appeared in 15 of Syracuse’s first 17 games in relief, tied for second with Kate Hostage among the team’s freshman class. At Redondo Union (California) High School and her two club teams, coaches placed her at outside back with four defenders, which she said helped prepare her to play the physically demanding wingback position in Syracuse’s three-back system.It just means she’s an athlete.Hilton BrownWhen Eva Gordon and O’Neill need a rest, Wheddon calls Brown to substitute in. She’s only recorded one shot this season, but teammates say her calm demeanor translates into effective play. O’Neill, her fellow wingback, said it’s typical for freshman to be nervous or frantic, but Brown’s game is relaxed and composed.“I really like how she plays,” defender Jessica Vigna said. “She’ll always just play simple and making sure we find feet. Doesn’t really play kickball…it’s a very nice, calming presence just to settle everyone down.”Her parents watched her season unfold until this past weekend on a big screen TV, to make it feel like they’re present. They remember when her club teammates nicknamed her the “silent killer,” and are waiting for when that side of her game unleashes. Part of her low-key personality, Hilton says, makes her hesitant to display her full range of capabilities.“She’s not the person who’s going to walk in a room and command that room right away,” Yvette said. “She’s going to sit back, survey the situation, figure everything out, and then slowly makes her mark and that’s how she’s been on every team she’s ever been on.” Comments Published on October 23, 2017 at 11:55 pm Contact Bobby: [email protected]last_img read more


ITTF Upgrades Nigeria Open for 2019

first_imgImpressed with its organization coupled with its global status, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has upgraded the annual Nigeria Open in 2019 to Challenge Plus, which offers more prize money, world ranking points, better playing conditions and TV production.With new nine cities joining the Challenge Series, the Nigeria Open alongside North Korea, Oman, Portugal, Paraguay and Canada Opens. Nigeria Open was rewarded for its exceptionally strong Challenge Series events over the past few years and the tournament has been allocated a Challenge Plus status.The 17 events for 2019, includes nine cities that have never hosted a Challenge Series event and will be split into two tiers for the first time, with the top tier being called Challenge Plus which offers more prize money, more world ranking points, better playing conditions and TV production. The Challenge Series is the Tour below the premier ITTF World Tour, with its goal of providing players from around the world valuable playing opportunities to get the experience and world ranking points to take the next step to playing ITTF World Tour events.ITTF CEO Steve DAINTON stated: “The increased amount of ITTF Challenge Series events shows the increased interested in organizing table tennis events and the proven success of the change of our world ranking at the start of 2018. These 17 events added to our 13 ITTF World Tour events means that we have 30 tour events in 2019, which provides our players with immense value and fits in with the ITTF’s strategy of having a fully professionally run global tour by 2021.”Mexico is one of the new names in the second tier of events together with fellow newcomers Morocco, Turkey, Serbia and Indonesia. Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Thailand, Poland and Belarus all successfully retain their status as Challenge Series hosts for 2019.ITTF Head of World Cup & Challenge Series Zena SIM added: “It is great seeing the immense interest from so many countries around the world to host a Challenge Series event. Challenge Series events are a perfect platform for new hosts to organize a world-class event, and a good platform for new players to get their first experience playing at international level.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


Le’Veon Bell candid on Steelers fallout, signing with Jets

first_imgWith Le’Veon Bell New York-bound, the running back opened up about his fallout with Pittsburgh, sitting out the entire 2018 season and his decision to sign with the Jets in free agency.During a lengthy interview with Sports Illustrated, Bell admitted he originally planned to return to the Steelers after Week 1. He said his initial intentions were to just sit out the team’s training camp, OTAs and the first week of the season in order to limit the mileage on his body. But when he didn’t report, his teammates spoke out publicly against him, which Bell believed hurt his negotiations for a long-term contract. He added: “So if I’m mad at a player and I’m not throwing him the ball  — if I’m not throwing A.B. (Antonio Brown) the ball and I’m giving JuJu (Smith-Schuster) all the shine or Jesse (James) or Vance (McDonald) or whoever it is, and you know consciously you’re making your other receiver mad but you don’t care  — it’s hard to win that way.”The 27-year-old running back signed a four-year deal worth $52.5 million earlier this month. The deal has a max value of $61 million and includes $35 million guaranteed. If he stayed with the Steelers, he could’ve signed a $14.5 million tag. When discussing the details of his deal with the Jets, Bell said, “How didn’t I win?”“Receivers make [roughly] $19 million per year — why can’t I make 17?” Bell said. “The fact that I put that number out there, that opened it up for Todd. So when Zeke (Elliott) comes up, or Saquon (Barkley), if they’re the best running back they’re gonna beat Todd’s deal. I (took) the bullet. (We) can’t sit here just taking what y’all (offer). It’s gonna go: 15, then 16. … Then at some point it’s gonna stop and 10, 12 years from now there’s going to have to be another Le’Veon Bell who’s gonna take a stand.” Bell detailed his relationship with Ben Roethlisberger and indicated the veteran quarterback played a “factor” as to why he left Pittsburgh, calling Roethlisberger “tough to play with.””Quarterbacks are leaders; it is what it is,” Bell told SI. “(But) you’re still a teammate at the end of the day. You’re not Kevin Colbert. You’re not (team president Art) Rooney.”The organization wants to win. Tomlin wants to win. Ben wants to win — but Ben wants to win his way, and that’s tough to play with,” Bell said. “Ben won a Super Bowl, but he won when he was younger. Now he’s at this stage where he tries to control everything, and (the team) let him get there.” New Lions TE Jesse James ‘glad to get away’ from Steelers drama He then decided he would “bite the bullet” and come back after the bye week. However, when he learned the Steelers could still franchise tag him even if he sat out the whole season, he said his reaction was: “If I don’t gotta come back, then I’m not going to come back.”In an exclusive interview with @SInow, @LeVeonBell reveals he had originally planned to only sit out Week 1 before skipping the entire season.Tune in tomorrow for the full sit-down with the Jets’ new RB https://t.co/TDIWlyUYPS pic.twitter.com/x6smAnSv7T— SI TV (@watch_SITV) March 19, 2019“I felt like: For me to get my full potential and be the player I know I can be, I gotta go play with different players,” Bell explained. “I gotta go play with people who want to see me succeed, who want me to be great. Getting a fresh start, (that’s) the best thing for me.” Related Newslast_img read more


Wellington City Council to hold work session Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

first_imgLarry Putter (Lot 24 of Settlers Circle) Other possible items for discussionReview ordinance requiring paved parking lots. Does ordinance say “paved” or all weather?Auditors Suggestion that Clerk report to Council.Review demolition policy regarding bids.Executive Session (Personnel matters relating to non-elected personnel).Follow us on Twitter. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will hold a work session to discuss electrical rates on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Public Safety Meeting room in the police and fire building.The full agenda items are as follows: BZA and PBC VacanciesElectric Rate DiscussionCurrent structure with adjustmentsNew rate structureUtility Charges to DepartmentsChange practice of charging expenditures made for general fund directly to the utility fund. Funds should be transferred into general fund and expenditures should be made from general.Benevolence fund for payment of utilitiescenter_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Question? · 259 weeks ago Can they go into an executive session in a work session? Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down whatever · 259 weeks ago Stop spending money you don’t have. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more