In the first six months of 2017, the area of the Tourist Board of Central Istria, ie the town of Pazin and the municipalities of Lupoglav, Cerovlje, Gračišće, Karojba, Pićan, Sveti Lovreč, Sveti Petar u Šumi and Tinjan, recorded a growth of 35% in arrivals and 39% in overnight stays. In numbers, there are 9.287 arrivals and 57.431 overnight stays, ie 2.410 arrivals and 16.251 overnight stays more than in the first six months of 2016.Traditionally, the most numerous are guests from Germany, who make up 58% of the number of overnight stays, and the number of overnight stays they realized is even 60% higher than the previous year. In second place are domestic guests, of which there were 40% more. They are followed by the Austrians with a share of 7,28%, followed by the British, the Dutch and the Italians, who are more and more our guests every year. There are twice as many Belgians this year, and this year there is an interesting increase in the number of overnight stays of guests from Sweden, Denmark and Russia. “We want to promote ourselves through experiences, and through three main tourist attractions: Active vacation, ie adventure, gastro and cultural destination. All through the sustainable development of green Istria and the concept of the Heart of Istria. If someone wants to escape from the city bustle and mentally relax, experience something new and taste the rich local and authentic gastronomy through taverns and restaurants that offer local food that comes directly through the family farm system, and then actively move whether running or cycling we are the right choice. ”Points out Sanja Kantaruti from the Tourist Board of Central IstriaAccording to the type of facility, the increase in the number of overnight stays is present in all segments – in private accommodation, which is dominated by holiday homes by 43%, rural households by 58%, hotels by 36% and campsites by 92%.The largest share of the number of overnight stays is realized in private accommodation – as much as 90%.Other types of facilities, which have a smaller share in our accommodation capacities, record a very small share in realized overnight stays (hotel 5%, rural households 2% and campsites, ie rest campsites and 0,5% households). “The largest increase in tourist traffic was recorded in the municipalities of Lupoglav and Cerovlje and in the town of Pazin. Most overnight stays were realized in the municipality of Tinjan – 14.130, followed by the town of Pazin with 12.899 and Sv. Lovreč with 9.253. The index of increase in arrivals and overnight stays is many times higher than the index of increase in accommodation capacity.”Kantaruti points out and adds that the largest share of the number of nights is realized in private accommodation – as much as 90%.TZSI has 3.786 beds, which is 16% more than last year (3.263), and in terms of the number of accommodation units, there are currently a total of 832, of which holiday homes account for more than 50%, apartments 37%, rooms 10 %, while the rest consists of rural households, hotels and rest camps and household camps. “The interior of Istria has great potential, especially in the pre- and post-season. We are currently in the process of making it two important documents, the Tourism Development Strategy and the Operational Marketing Plan, which will clearly show us the current situation, potentials and in which direction the tourism product should be developed, and we will get a concrete strategy and goals for long-term tourism development. These are key documents without which there is no serious development of tourism. We will also work on a new visual identity and brand ourselves as the Heart of Istria. ” Kantaruti pointed out.The increase indices are among the best in Istria, which suggests that the interior is increasingly attractive to guests of the peninsula. “Tourists discover us slowly but surely. We inland have very modest budgets and when tourists come, they come targeted. These are most often profiles of tourists who want something different and who do not just want the sea, but quality in the indigenous content.”Concludes Kantaruti and adds that the profiles of tourists who come to the interior of Istria like active holidays, good food, they want active holidays, they like to run and ride bicycles, they are interested in cultural routes, thematic museums and authentic gastronomy.In 2016, when a total of 27.800 arrivals and 217.464 overnight stays were realized in the area of TZSI, the recorded increase in the results of tourist traffic was 27%, and in 2017 we expect it to exceed 30%, concludes Kantaruti
Indonesia’s coronavirus response has once again become clouded by confusion after the government attempted to rework the definition of COVID-19 deaths, evoking criticism that it was focusing on anything but the most essential efforts to contain the virus.East Java Governor Khofifah Indah Parawansa has reportedly told the Health Ministry that deaths among patients with comorbidity factors should be categorized differently from the deaths of patients without preexisting conditions, which would affect the death toll.Critics lashed out when an expert staffer on health economy, M. Subuh, one of the advisors to Health Minister Terawan Putranto, visited the province on behalf of the minister and appeared to back Khofifah’s request. National COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said during a press briefing on Tuesday, however, that the government would stick to the current WHO guidelines for tallying COVID-19 deaths.“As of now, the government has no plans to make the change proposed by the East Java governor,” he said.COVID-19 deaths are defined as all deaths of people with confirmed or probable cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with exceptions made for unrelated causes of deaths, such as traffic accidents.Probable cases refer to people who did not receive their test results before their deaths but who suffered from upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which clinically suggest COVID-19 infection.Indonesia, though yet to include probable deaths in its death toll, saw the tally cross 10,000 on Thursday.East Java logs the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country with 3,084 deaths as of Friday, with a case fatality rate of 7.2 percent, much higher than the national rate of 3.8 percent. The figure is almost double Jakarta’s recorded fatalities, even though the latter has more cumulative confirmed cases.Khofifah, on the receiving end of criticism, took to her Instagram account on Tuesday to clarify an article reporting on her request to redefine COVID-19 deaths, saying that her administration had never made such a suggestion.”On the contrary, East Java encourages honesty and openness in the recording and reporting of all information related to COVID-19 in a manner that is more detailed than the WHO guidelines, so this pandemic can be brought to an end quickly,” the governor wrote.Subuh said on Thursday that there was no plan to change the definition of COVID-19 deaths, but rather to add operational details on deaths related to COVID-19 by following the WHO International Guidelines for Certification and Classification (Coding) of COVID-19 as Cause of Death, published on April 16. The guidelines show doctors how to write down the cause of death on death certificates.Subuh mentioned, for instance, that people who tested positive but died of an accident, cancer or heart attack should not be recorded as COVID-19 deaths. He said that any such categorization could only be determined in consultation with relevant doctors associations.Masdalina Pane of the Indonesian Epidemiologists Association (PAEI) slammed the government’s apparent emphasis on jargon in its COVID-19 response, calling instead for the focus to be shifted to systematic and comprehensive containment efforts. This means testing, tracing and isolating people right away.”All the strategies are already in the guidelines, the Quarantine Law and the Health Ministry’s regulation on large-scale social restrictions, but the problem is the task force had yet to seriously implement them from the get-go,” she said.Read also: Discourse: Indonesia must go back to basics for COVID-19 recovery: UN officialHowever, another expert staffer to the health minister, Mariya Mubarika, said ensuring doctors could separate “deaths from COVID-19” with “deaths with COVID-19” was important insofar that they are better able to deduce the particularities of the disease.The latter definition refers to patients who tested positive for the virus but did not die of the disease it caused but rather of other identified reasons, such as trauma caused by accidents or severe diarrhea commonly found among children.Mariya claimed that the current death toll announced by the government still included these deaths.She said there could still be a possibility to revise the death toll, which would arguably result in a “significant” reduction in the number of deaths, but only with the explicit agreement of concerned doctors associations who have the final say in determining the cause of death.But two doctors at different hospitals who were approached by The Jakarta Post and are members of doctors associations said people with COVID-19 who died of other reasons were not logged as COVID-19 deaths.Even if there were such cases, the number would not be significant enough to guarantee a revised death toll, Erlina Burhan of the Indonesian Association of Pulmonologists (PDPI) said. She said doing so would be like “changing the school curriculum when only one student doesn’t understand mathematics”.She expressed concerns that the death toll would otherwise not represent the true conditions.Indonesian Forensic Doctors Association chairman Ade Firmansyah said doctors at his hospital had already provided further details on the COVID-19 death logs, such as comorbidity factors.This would help them better study the effects of the disease and provide prompt services, he said.Topics : “[In order to get] a decline in the number of deaths, [we] must intervene by providing the correct operational definition; that is, death by COVID-19 or death from comorbidities,” Subuh said as quoted on the ministry’s official website on Sep. 17.“[This is done] in accordance with [World Health Organization] guidelines and supported by BPJS Kesehatan [Health Care and Social Security Agency] during the claims submission process for a patient who has died of COVID-19.”East Java remains among the nine Indonesian provinces hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has specifically assigned central government officials to oversee in a bid to suppress death rates and boost recoveries within two weeks.Read also: Stretched thin, Indonesia deploys medical interns to COVID-19 front lines
Comment Advertisement Lucas Torreira’s former midfield partner Dennis Praet talks up transfer amid Arsenal interest Lucas Torreira was at Sampdoria with Arsenal transfer target Dennis Praet (Picture: Getty)Dennis Praet has confirmed he has an agreement with Sampdoria and can leave this summer if the Italian club receives a suitable offer.The reported Arsenal transfer target was first identified as a potential signing by Arsene Wenger after Praet impressed against the Gunners playing for Anderlecht in the Champions League five years ago.Praet has subsequently enhanced his reputation in Serie A with Sampdoria where he formed a solid midfield partnership with Lucas Torreira, before the Uruguayan moved to north London after last summer’s World Cup.‘I want to move to a top club in one of the four top leagues,’ he told HLN. ‘I don’t have a release clause, but Sampdoria have verbally agreed to grant me a move if an interesting offer arrives.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Jun 2019 11:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Joachim Andersen is also said to be a reported transfer target for Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has been handed a modest £40million budget to work with this summer, but that total may yet be boosted by player sales.Regardless, the Spaniard will look to reinforce his midfield options given the departure of Aaron Ramsey, who was permitted to join Juventus on a free transfer.Mohamed Elneny is also likely to leave the club, despite the Egypt international having signed a new long-term contract last year, while Granit Xhaka’s future is a matter of increasing speculation with Inter said to have registered an interest in the former Borussia Munchengladbach skipper.Emery is also desperate to strengthen a defence which shipped 51 Premier League goals last season and has also targeted a move for Praet’s Sampdoria teammate Joachim Andersen.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal
PwC will apply its expertise in reducing and financing deficits, and modernising pension plan design and member options, as well as asset liability strategy.The two companies said that, as concerns over conflicts of interest in the investment consultancy process continued to intensify, they believed an end-to-end independent advisory proposition was imperative.Robert Gardner, co-chief executive officer at Redington, said: “We are committed to help clients repair their deficits and protect their funding levels. “An integrated solution, leveraging the breadth, depth and skills of both firms, is the best way to tackle the needs of our clients.” PwC has joined forces with investment consultancy Redington to provide a new integrated service for pension fund trustees and sponsors.This is intended to provide independent advice on managing pensions risk, improving funding levels and eliminating deficits. The strategic alliance seeks to harness Redington’s investment advisory business alongside PwC’s multi-disciplinary pensions practice.Redington will seek to add value to the asset side of the equation by helping to drive returns, improve funding levels and reduce downside risk.
Share Share 50 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships Why Men Do Crazy (and Crazy Stupid!) Things. by: – July 7, 2011 Share How stupid were my friends and I, growing up in Lordship? It goes without saying that we were unsupervised (in the early ’60s, most parents—at least mine—expected their kids, once past the age of, say, 7, to disappear on nice Connecticut Saturdays, and not return until dinnertime), and in that unsupervised state, it fell to us to keep ourselves entertained. We always came up with something. And all of it fell into two categories: things that were stupid and things that would have been fine, had they not been done stupidly. We gloried in the brainlessness of both. We had such an appetite for the kinds of activity that would cause a parent to despair that my father ran out of ways of insulting us, and he was easily one of the most verbally inventive people I knew. He got tired of announcing that I had the brains of a squirrel, for example, and started substituting around in the animal kingdom, and beyond: an ant, a flatworm, a walking doorknob.Why can’t you entertain yourselves the way the normal kids do? he would plead, searching for just a glimmer of reason. And we were always contrite to have upset him so much. So for a few days we would. We’d play basketball, and everyone who wore glasses would come out of the games with pince-nez or monocles. We’d play tackle football and tear shirts into court-jester-like strips and rip the knees and seats out of pants, and when none of that or none of the bloody noses and sprained ankles generated any stir, we took to playing on the empty fields above our beach, Russian Beach, with one sideline the edge of the bluffs. That lasted until two of us, Milton Harrigan and myself, caught a runner on a sweep and slung him out of bounds high out over the brambles. I remember an involuntary sound of awe on all our parts, including the runner’s, as we realized just how much air he’d achieved before he experienced his Wile E. Coyote moment.Who’s “we”? Well, in my particular little pod there was probably a rotating group of six or seven kids, but three of the mainstays were my best friend and the bane of my father’s existence, Jimmy Swift; my brother, John; and his best friend and the other bane of my father’s existence, Kenny Swift. The Swifts and the Shepards were good friends, and Joanie, their mom, was hilarious and sharp-eyed and more or less at her wit’s end when it came to her boys. Bill, their dad, I remember as hardworking enough that most of his disciplining occurred long after my brother and I had to go home for the evening.My father was a worrier, and perhaps because of that he had an invincible need to believe that his sons weren’t psychotics; that the Swifts were the problematic influences. It wasn’t a bad theory—they almost always had better ideas than we did, in terms of the sheer inventiveness of the havoc—but adults always tended to overestimate the importance of the guy who came up with the idea. Sometimes you’d put forward a notion and everybody else would be more excited about it than you’d be, and they’d be the ones who made sure it happened.By Jim ShepardO, The Oprah Magazine
The US sprint star – who only narrowly avoided being banned last year after three violations of anti-doping “whereabouts” rules across 2018 and 2019 – revealed details of his latest missed test in a statement on Twitter.Coleman said he had unsuccessfully challenged an Athletics Integrity Unit finding that he missed a test on December 9 2019.“And now this might result in me being suspended from other filing failures that occurred well over a year ago at this point,” Coleman said.Coleman’s impassioned statement on Twitter was accompanied by what appeared to be a copy of his formal notification from the AIU of a missed test.If the missed case is confirmed, Coleman could face a suspension of up to two years, ruling him out of next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.Coleman, 24, escaped suspension on a technicality ahead of last September’s World Championships in Doha after it emerged he had committed three whereabouts failures in a 12-month period.Those offences were recorded on June 6, 2018, January 16, 2019 and April 26, 2019.However Coleman had successfully argued that the first missed case should have been backdated to the first day of the quarter – April 1, 2018 – meaning the three failures fell just outside the required 12-month period.But news that Coleman missed another meeting with testers in December means that his offences in January and April of last year now come into play.Under World Anti-Doping Agency rules, any combination of three whereabouts failures – either missing a test or failing to file paperwork on time – within a 12-month period is deemed a doping offence punishable by a two-year suspension.Although two-year suspensions can often be reduced to one year if there are mitigating circumstances, Coleman’s recent history means he is likely to be facing an uphill battle if he appeals.– ‘Purposeful attempt’ –In his Twitter post on Tuesday, Coleman said the missed test in December had been a deliberate attempt by anti-doping officials to try and catch him out.“I think the attempt on December 9th was a purposeful attempt to get me to miss a test,” Coleman said in a statement.“Don’t tell me I “missed” a test if you sneak up on my door (parked outside the gate and walked through…there’s no record of anyone coming to my place) without my knowledge,” Coleman said.Coleman said testers had visited when he was out shopping for Christmas presents at a nearby mall, something he said could be verified by his bank statements and receipts.“I was more than ready and available for testing and if I had received a phone call I could’ve taken the drug test and carried on with my night,” he said in his statement.“I was only made aware of this attempted drug test the next day on December 10th, 2019 by the AIU when I got this failed attempt report out of nowhere. I was completely unaware anybody tried to test me the day before.”The report from the doping control officer posted by Coleman said the tester had arrived at his apartment and had failed to get a response after “multiple, loud knocks were made every 10 minutes” for an hour-long period.A doorbell next to Coleman’s door was pressed but no ring could be heard. No attempt to reach Coleman by phone was made, according to the document.“I’ve been contacted by phone literally every other time I’ve been tested,” Coleman said. “Literally. (I don’t know) why this time was different. He even said he couldn’t hear the doorbell so why wouldn’t you call me?”Coleman said testers had reappeared two days later to carry out a test which he was present for.World 100m champion Christian Coleman is facing suspension after missing yet another drugs testRead Also: Barca turn up heat on Real Madrid after Leganes win“And I’ve been tested multiple times since, even during quarantine,” Coleman added.“But of course, that doesn’t matter, and the fact that I have never taken drugs doesn’t matter either.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman is facing a two-year suspension after revealing on Tuesday he missed a drugs test last December.Advertisement Loading…
London: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is the only non-Manchester City or Liverpool player to be named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year on Thursday. The 26-year-old French World Cup-winning midfielder’s inclusion is a surprise after an indifferent season, although he hit a purple patch after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived at Old Trafford as interim manger.City and Liverpool have been locked in an enthralling duel for the title, with Guardiola’s City going top again on Wednesday after beating United 2-0 at Old Trafford, with Pogba unable to inspire his side to a much-needed win. City provide six of the 11 players — goalkeeper Ederson, centre-half Aymeric Laporte, midfielders Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho and forwards Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The remaining four places are filled by Liverpool players — full-backs Andrew Robertson and Trent-Alexander Arnold, central defender Virgil van Dijk and forward Sadio Mane. Van Dijk and Sterling are believed to be in the running for the player of the year award.There is no place, though, for Liverpool’s Egyptian star Mo Salah, who has scored 19 Premier League goals this season, Spurs pair Harry Kane and Son Heung-min or Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard.The PFA Team of the Year is voted for by members of the Professional Footballers’ Association.Manchester City had five players in the 2017/18 side but only Argentine star Aguero retains his place from the team of 12 months ago.
Suzuka: Lewis Hamilton said he was in no hurry to win a sixth world championship after the title battle was reduced to a two-horse Mercedes race at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Formula One circus moves on to Mexico in two weeks’ time where Hamilton, enjoying a 64-point lead over Valtteri Bottas, can wrap up a third consecutive drivers’ crown if he outscores his teammate by 14 points or more. More likely is that the battle will be concluded at the subsequent race at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Bottas’s victory at Suzuka and Hamilton’s third place clinched a sixth consecutive constructors’ championship for Mercedes and left the Finn as the only driver who can catch Hamilton over the final four races of the campaign.”I think for me it’s never been a case of always wanting to rush things,” Hamilton told reporters Sunday adding that he expected a tough battle from his teammate over the final few races. “Valtteri’s driven well all year long, he’s done a great job today and he will most likely do a very, very solid job these next races, so we still have a battle, the fight continues,” he added.Hamilton is not expecting an easy time in the rarefied high-altitude air of Mexico which should suit Ferrari, who hold an obvious advantage in straight-line speed. “I think Mexico is generally our worst race of the year because of the way our car is set up and it’s going to be a tough one for us,” said a downbeat Hamilton, who was quicker on fresher tyres than second-placed Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages at Suzuka but was unable to barge past. “The last few (races) have been pretty shocking, even though we’ve won the title,” he said, after resurgent Ferrari won in three races out of four up to Japan and outqualified Mercedes comfortably at Suzuka. “I’m hoping for a better weekend but I think it’s going to be very hard to beat the Ferraris with those long straights. We have no hope of getting by on those straights, that’s for sure but even if you look at the others, the McLarens are picking up some serious speeds on the straights, so are the Red Bulls so I think it will be a tricky one. I don’t anticipate (the title win) will be Mexico. I think we will be battling for a good few races.” Bottas jumped from third to first with an electric start to win in Japan ahead of Vettel and Hamilton. With only Bottas now able to overtake Hamilton in the standings, Mercedes clinched an unprecedented sixth successive world championship double of drivers and constructors titles. Hamilton dedicated the achievement to the team’s former non-executive director Niki Lauda, who died in May. “It definitely feels a little bit different,” Hamilton said of the three-time Formula One world champion.Also Read | Valterri Bottas Wins Japanese Grand Prix, Mercedes Win Sixth Successive Constructors Crown”I wouldn’t say as happy as previously because naturally we lost Niki this year and it doesn’t feel the same without him. Every time I walk into the garage I see Niki’s headphones and his cap. I sat and I looked at it today. I think the whole team and the whole of Mercedes will probably dedicate this to Niki. I definitely do.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
(REUTERS) – Canada survived a scary moment in the heats before going on to deliver a stunning win ahead of the United States and Jamaica in the men’s 4×200 metres at the IAAF World Relays on Sunday.Germany produced another surprise an hour later when they won the women’s 4×100 after U.S. leadoff runner Tianna Bartoletta slipped and fell.Despite that disappointment, the Americans still ended the two-day competition in Nassau with the most gold medals – five.A strong leg by Olympic silver medallist Andre De Grasse and a solid exchange with anchor Aaron Brown put the Canadians out front in the men’s 4×200 and Brown raced home for the year’s best time of 1:19.42.Brown said the team had been determined to make up for a dropped baton that knocked them out of Saturday’s 4×100.“It did not go well yesterday,” said Brown. “But I’m glad we were able to break the curse, get the monkey off our backs and show the world what we are able to do in the relays.”The win, the first in the event by a non-U.S. or Jamaican team at the World Relays, came after Canadian leadoff runner Gavin Smellie was called for a false start in the heats.“There was maybe a little twitch, but I didn’t move,” said Smellie. “I was asking the officials to watch the video to see there was no false start.”The officials agreed and the red card was withdrawn.The United States, running without Justin Gatlin, were second in the final in 1:19.88 and Jamaica took third (1:21.09).In the women’s 4×100, anchor Rebekka Haas held off Jamaica’s Sashalee Forbes to give Germany their first World Relays victory in 42.84 seconds“We were just hoping to get a medal, but we got gold,” said German leadoff Alexandra Burghardt.The United States won three of Sunday’s other finals.Olympic bronze medallist Clayton Murphy outduelled Kenya’s Ferguson Rotich in the men’s 4×800 as the United States came home in 7:13.16 with Kenya running 7:13.70.Olympian LaShawn Merritt anchored the Americans to a narrow victory over Botswana in the men’s 4×400, the Americans winning in 3:02.13, just 0.15 seconds ahead of Botswana.There was no such drama in the women’s 4×400 where the Americans came home in 3:24.36, nearly four seconds ahead of Poland.“These ladies blew that thing open for me,” said American anchor Natasha Hastings.Host Bahamas finally struck victory in the finale of the night, the mixed 4×400, in 3:14.42.The top eight finishers in the 4×100 and 4×400 for men and women automatically qualified for the IAAF world championships in London in August.
NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it May 15, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press