Raheem Sterling: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says forward can get better | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – Sunday 8th November 4:00pm Guardiola added: “My advice, I would say to him, is don’t think about this. It makes no sense. Just enjoy the life, focus and destiny will dictate who he is as a player.“But he is one of the (most) fantastic players I ever had in my career as a manager.“Step by step. It depends on him and his performance.” Guardiola admits he would like to give Sterling a rest but his form has largely prevented that as City prepare for the visit of Liverpool to the Etihad in the Premier League on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. Pep Guardiola Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool are favourites to win the Premier League once again this season, but the Manchester City manager expects a strong challenge from other teams, including Tottenham and Chelsea. Pep Guardiola believes Raheem Sterling’s desire will ensure the forward continues to improve as the Manchester City manager emphasised his importance on the team.Sterling, 25, has developed into one of the world’s top talents under the Spaniard and has started 10 of City’s 11 games in all competitions this season, while he is also likely to be in action for England in the next fortnight.- Advertisement – “I think he is a better player than when he arrived and hopefully in four years he will be a better player than he is right now,” Guardiola said of Sterling, who joined City from Liverpool in 2015.“I think he is an exceptional player.- Advertisement – 1:25 Kick off 4:30pm “He has played all these minutes because of his physicality and (on Sunday) he will be there again.“Of course there will be a moment that he will take a rest but at the moment he is so important a player for us, that’s why we cannot give it.”Sterling has already scored six goals for club and country so far this season and Guardiola wants his player to remain grounded amid suggestions of winning future individual plaudits.- Advertisement – Guardiola is also hopeful his squad of international players come back “fit and safe” from the upcoming international break.City have had a difficult start to the season with injuries and positive coronavirus tests compounding problems of fatigue and a general lack of match fitness after their shortened pre-season preparations.“Honestly, I don’t want to think about it,” said Guardiola, who lost Kevin De Bruyne to injury for two games after the October international break.“I want after the game against Liverpool – for which everyone is completely focused – some days off.“We will pray like, I think, all the managers, when 13 to 14 players go with their international teams, that they will come back fit and safe.“But, at the same time, I don’t want to think about it. What is going to happen is going to happen.”last_img read more

Even as Trump Cut Immigration, Immigrants Transformed U.S.

first_imgThe students are the children of foreign-born workers who flocked to this town of 51,000 in the 1990s and 2000s to toil in the area’s meatpacking plants, where speaking English was less necessary than a willingness to do the grueling work.They came to Nebraska from every corner of the globe: Mexicans, Guatemalans and Hondurans who floated across the Rio Grande on inner tubes, in search of a better life; refugees who fled famine in South Sudan and war in Iraq to find safe haven; Salvadorans and Cambodians who spent years scratching for work in California and heard that jobs in Nebraska were plentiful and the cost of living low. Among them are Shikha Jaiswal, a nephrologist, and her husband, Nihit Gupta, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, who came to the United States from India to complete their residencies and are building their careers in a medically underserved area of West Virginia.Small-town America has come to rely on a pipeline of foreign doctors. “People have been very kind and grateful at the same time, making it a very rewarding experience,” Dr. Jaiswal said. The story of how millions of immigrants since the 1970s have put down lasting rootsacross the country is by now well-known. What is less understood about President Trump’s four-year-long push to shut the borders and put “America First” is that his quest may prove ultimately a futile one. Even with one of the most severe declines in immigration since the 1920s, the country is on an irreversible course to becoming ever more diverse, and more dependent on immigrants and their children.- Advertisement – Mr. Trump put much of the focus on disparaging refugees and immigrants as drains on public coffers and championing a wall on the southwestern border.Yet all the attention on the border ignored the much more significant growth in immigration that was happening elsewhere in the country.The number of immigrants of Asian origin grew by 2.8 million in the nine years ending 2019, more than from any other region. The biggest gains were among Indians and Chinese; the number of Mexicans dropped by 779,000.Many of the recent immigrants have settled in parts of the country where there is a low concentration of foreign-born people, including in states that voted for Mr. Trump in both 2016 and 2020. He has also said he would introduce legislation to offer a path to citizenship for people in the country illegally. Yet immigration remains a flashpoint for Americans, millions of whom have supported Mr. Trump’s clampdown, and pushing any substantial immigration reform through Congress will prove difficult as long as Republicans remain in control of the Senate.And in any case, Mr. Trump’s immigration legacy cannot be unraveled overnight. While some of the executive orders and memorandums that helped close off the border can be rolled back swiftly, hundreds of technical but significant changes made to the immigration system will take much longer to undo.But as Grand Island shows, nothing that Mr. Trump has done was able to halt the inexorable shifts unleashed by the biggest wave of immigration since the 1890s, when Southern and Eastern Europeans arrived in huge numbers pthrough Ellis Island.Even if immigration were to come to a standstill, their offspring would continue to reshape the country. The president since the moment he took office issued a torrent of orders that reduced refugee admissions; narrowed who is eligible for asylum; made it more difficult to qualify for permanent residency or citizenship; tightened scrutiny of applicants for high-skilled worker visas and sought to limit the length of stay for international students. His policies slashed the number of migrants arrested and then released into the country from nearly 500,000 in fiscal 2019 to 15,000 in fiscal 2020.The measures worked: “We are going to end the decade with lower immigration than in any decade since the ’70s,” said William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who analyzed newly available census data.The president-elect, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has pledged to reverse many of the measures. He has vowed to reinstate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, an Obama-era program that allowed young adults mainly brought to the United States illegally as children to remain, and to resume accepting refugees and asylum seekers in larger numbers.- Advertisement – In San Francisco, Vida Ahyong, 37, a U.S.-born daughter of Filipino immigrants, runs the Covid-19 diagnostic lab at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, overseeing a staff that includes younger Latino, African and Asian researchers who are also children of immigrants. One of them is Gloria Castañeda, 24, a Yale graduate, born in California to a janitor and a truck driver, both Mexican immigrants.The family of Aslan Kat, 17, was granted asylum in the United States after escaping the civil war in Syria five years ago. He is the captain of the varsity soccer team at Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, N.J., and hopes to play in college, where he plans to study engineering. Among his teammates are immigrants from Armenia, Cuba and Egypt.In 1920, the foreign-born accounted for 13.2 percent of the population. A backlash against Japanese, Southern Europeans and Jews, among others, resulted in national origin quotas adopted in 1924 that put an end to a large influx that had started in the late 1800s.It would take until the 1970s for immigration to climb steadily again, after the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 eliminated quotas and created a system based on family relationships and work categories.center_img GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — To grasp the impact of the latest great wave of immigration to the United States, consider the city of Grand Island, Neb.: More than 60 percent of public school students are nonwhite, and their families collectively speak 55 languages. During drop-off at Starr Elementary on a recent morning, parents bid their children goodbye in Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese.“You wouldn’t expect to see so many languages spoken in a school district of 10,000,” said Tawana Grover, the school superintendent who arrived from Dallas four years ago. “When you hear Nebraska, you don’t think diversity. We’ve got the world right here in rural America.”- Advertisement – In 1992, only 50 Hispanics were enrolled in Grand Island’s schools. By 2001, there were 1,600 out of about 7,600 students. Now, Latinos account for more than half of the 10,000 students in the district, and there is no forecast that does not show that proportion continuing to accelerate.A surge in arrivals into the U.S. began in the 1970s, gathered strength in the 1980s and crested in the early 2000s. Millions of Latin Americans have come. There also has been spectacular growth in the number of Asians, who outnumbered foreign-born Hispanics between 2010 and 2019. The new immigrants are more likely than native-born Americans to have a college degree and are integrated into every level of the economy. This is even more true of their children. The foreign-born population grew by 5.6 million in the ’80s, 8.8 million in the ’90s and 11.3 million in the 2000s.By the time Mr. Trump took office, this contemporary wave of immigration had lifted the foreign-born population to 44.5 million, representing 13.7 percent of the population, the biggest share since 1910. Among them were about 11 million undocumented immigrants. During his first week in office, the president introduced a travel ban to halt the entry of people from many Muslim countries and paused refugee resettlement, citing terrorist threats.As Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty showed up at the border by the busload, his administration introduced policies to deter them, including the separation of migrant children from their parents.He was able to do it by bypassing a Congress that has long been deadlocked on immigration reform, issuing a series of executive orders and proclamations that rapidly shut the door on immigration despite a flurry of legal challenges.“Trump has demonstrably proven that you don’t need a grand deal to tackle immigration and border security,” said James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.Average net migration shrank by 45 percent between 2017 and 2019 from an average of 953,000 during the previous seven years, as fewer immigrants arrived and more left, according to a Center for Immigration Studies analysis of census data.There will be an even more precipitous decline recorded by the close of 2020 following visa restrictions imposed by the president amid the coronavirus pandemic.“This year is truly unprecedented in how dramatic and fast this decline in immigration has been,” said David Bier, an immigration analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute. “Outside of wars and the Great Depression, we have never seen a level of immigration like we are seeing right now.” The children of immigrants who are already here will continue to make the United States more diverse: The 2020 census is expected to show that more than half of people under 18 are people of color.“The mainstream now increasingly includes people who are nonwhite, particularly from immigrant backgrounds,” said Richard Alba, a sociology professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center.The movement of the baby boom generation out of the labor force amid a plummeting birthrate is accelerating the trend and intensifying the need for new immigrant labor to pay the Social Security and Medicare bills for retiring Americans.“It’s not that native-born kids can’t take the boomers’ jobs; it’s that there are not enough of these kids to take them,” said Dowell Myers, a demographer at the University of Southern California who researches the subject.That diversity is already being reflected in the higher rungs of the work force.For much of the second half of the 20th century, white workers held a virtual monopoly on the best-paying positions. But by 2015, among top-earning workers under 50, about a third were nonwhite, mainly Latinos or Asians of immigrant origin, according to research by Mr. Alba, who predicts that their share will only grow.A study released last month found that nearly 30 percent of all students enrolled in colleges and universities in 2018 hailed from immigrant families, up from 20 percent in 2000. “When you start having cohorts of college graduates that are so diverse, it’s going to change the work force, which means more people from diverse backgrounds moving into positions of authority and high remuneration,” Mr. Alba said. “There’s no going back.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Fight Over Gig Workers Persists Despite Win for Uber and Lyft

first_imgBut under Mr. Biden, who has longstanding ties to labor unions and who opposed Prop. 22, the labor board and the Labor Department are likely to back away from these positions. The president-elect has also come out in favor of the Pro Act, a proposal that would make it harder for companies to misclassify workers as contractors and effectively make gig workers employees under federal labor law.The situation in Washington is not entirely clear cut, however. Some advisers to Mr. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris also have ties to the gig companies or have written favorably about a compromise. Ms. Harris’s brother-in-law is Uber’s chief legal officer. Some labor activists worry that the Biden administration could be amenable to a deal with gig companies.“We are trying to lead the way in California but it is necessary to deal with misclassification on a national level,” said Ms. Gonzalez, the assemblywoman. “I am hopeful that Joe Biden will do what his platform said and address these issues.”- Advertisement – The ultimate outcome in this fight could hinge on a sometimes-bitter debate on the left: Is it essential for gig workers to enjoy the status of employees, and the benefits and protections that guarantees? Or can gig workers win a living wage and favorable working conditions if they aren’t employees but have collective bargaining rights that allow them to demand these things from the gig companies?Brendan Sexton, the executive director of the Independent Drivers Guild, an organization affiliated with the International Association of Machinists that has received funding from Uber and Lyft, has argued in testimony before the New York Legislature that “collective bargaining rights is the only way to stop the exploitation.” “Tens of thousands of drivers in New York State, who as independent contractors were getting hundreds of dollars less, as employees are entitled to up to $504 a week,” said Bhairavi Desai, the executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, which helped bring the lawsuit. “The state would have to roll back a right that people have already enjoyed.”The victory of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. also appears to have given labor additional leverage. The National Labor Relations Board under President Trump has deemed gig workers to be contractors, which denied them a federally protected right to organize. The Labor Department has taken a similar approach, suggesting in an opinion letter that some gig workers were not protected under federal minimum wage and overtime laws. In September, the department proposed a regulation that would codify and expand that finding.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Air trip by drug-resistant TB patient prompts passenger testing

first_imgJan 2, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials recently issued an alert about a woman with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) who flew from India to the United States in mid December, and efforts are under way to locate and test several of her fellow passengers for the disease.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a statement sent to clinicians on Dec 29 said the patient, who was not named, was diagnosed in India with MDR TB and traveled from New Delhi to Chicago on Dec 13 on American Airlines Flight 293, and then took a shorter flight within the United States.The patient is a 30-year-old woman whose final destination on Dec 13 was San Francisco and who is recovering in an isolation ward at a Bay Area hospital, according to a Dec 31 Los Angeles Times report.About a week after the flight the woman went to the emergency department at Stanford Hospital with advanced symptoms of the disease, according to the Times report. The CDC said the woman sought treatment for hemoptysis, fever, and chest pain. “These and other findings indicated a potential for transmission of drug-resistant TB to others,” the agency added.Marty Fenstersheib, MD, MPH, health director for Santa Clara County, told the Times that the woman had symptoms during the flight, including coughing.MDR TB is defined as TB that resists at least two key drugs that are considered first-line treatments for people who have TB infections—isoniazid and rifampicin, according to the CDC.Because of the risk of infection and according to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, the CDC is recommending TB testing for passengers who sat within two rows of the infected woman as well as airline crew members who worked in the cabin during the flight. The group includes 44 passengers. The woman who has the MDR TB infection sat in row 35, and the patients flagged for testing sat in rows 33 through 37.Based on location information provided by 42 of the passengers, the CDC has asked health officials in 17 states to contact the patients who have been flagged for testing. Location information was not available for two of the passengers. The CDC has asked states to notify the agency if they are unable to contact any of the passengers in their states.The CDC said it recommended testing of only the passengers and crew on the New Delhi to Chicago flight because that leg was longer than the 8-hour duration specified by the WHO for testing for TB exposure. The WHO and CDC don’t recommend notification and testing of passengers on shorter flights because they consider the transmission risk to be minimal.All forms of TB are believed to spread when TB bacilli from a person with the disease become aerosolized as a result of coughing, sneezing, speaking, or singing, the CDC said in its statement. The bacilli can float in the air for several hours, and people who breathe them in can become infected. Those who become infected have usually been exposed for several hours or days in poorly ventilated or crowded environments.In May 2007 the CDC in a rare action ordered Andrew Speaker, an Atlanta lawyer, to isolation after he flew internationally after he was diagnosed with what was believed to be extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB). Those events also provoked testing of passengers who flew with Speaker, but none tested positive, according to previous reports.Speaker was later found to have MDR TB, and the developments in his case highlighted the lack of a foolproof test to distinguish between drug-resistant TB strains, prompting criticism of the CDC’s testing and situation response procedures.See also:CDC fact sheet on TBhttp://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/drtb/default.htmSep 13 CIDRAP News story “House panel sees CDC errors in case of traveling TB patient”last_img read more

WHO confirms H5N1 cases in Egypt, Vietnam

first_imgDec 28, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed three human cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Vietnam and Egypt, one of which was fatal, raising the global H5N1 count to 346 cases with 213 deaths.In Vietnam, a 4-year-old boy from the northern province of Son La died of an H5N1 infection Dec 16, the WHO said. He fell ill Dec 7 and was hospitalized on the 11th. His case was first reported by news services on Dec 26.The boy’s source of exposure is under investigation, the WHO said. His close contacts are being monitored, and all remain healthy so far, the agency reported.Two women in Egypt are being treated for H5N1 disease, the WHO said. One is a 50-year-old from Domiatt governorate who was hospitalized Dec 24 and is in critical condition. The other is a 22-year-old chicken seller from Menofia governorate; she was hospitalized Dec 26 and is in intensive care but recovering, the WHO reported.”Both women had contact with sick and dead poultry prior to illness onset,” the agency said. News services first reported their cases yesterday.Vietnam has had 101 confirmed H5N1 cases with 47 deaths, while Egypt has had 41 confirmed cases, 16 of them fatal.More details on Pakistan casesMeanwhile, a Canadian Press (CP) story published yesterday provided more details about the recent cluster of suspected H5N1 patients in Pakistan, saying that confirmatory testing by the WHO yielded negative findings in several of the cases, along with the single case confirmation announced yesterday.The agency said yesterday that its reference laboratories had confirmed H5N1 in one man in a cluster of several people who had tested positive in Pakistan. He was one of several brothers who had fallen ill after caring for another brother, a veterinarian who had gotten sick after culling infected poultry. Because the man with the confirmed case had not been involved in culling, the confirmation supported the WHO’s previously stated view that limited person-to-person transmission probably occurred in the family.The CP report, based mainly on an interview with the WHO’s Dr. Frederick Hayden, said testing by Pakistan’s National Institute of Health had identified nine possible H5N1 cases. The case-patients included five people in one family, a female doctor who had treated the family, and three poultry cullers unrelated to the family. Another brother in the affected family also had a suspicious illness but died without being tested and therefore was not counted as a possible case.The story said tests by the WHO’s collaborating lab in London and by US Navy Medical Research Unit 3 (NAMRU-3) in Cairo found no H5N1 virus in six of the nine people: the doctor, the three poultry cullers, a brother in the affected family who had never been sick, and a cousin who lived near the affected family and had been sick. One of the three cullers tested positive for a human flu virus, H1N1.Blood test results awaitedBut Hayden said other members of the family besides the 25-year-old man probably had the H5N1 virus and that blood serum tests for antibodies to the virus were being done to clarify the situation, according to the story. He said the negative test results might have been caused by deterioration of the patients’ samples due to repeated freezing and thawing. The results also might have been affected by the timing of the sample-taking and possible use of antiviral drugs by the patients, he said.”Until the follow-up serology (blood testing) is done, we can’t be strong in saying that H5 has been ruled out in any of these people,” Hayden told CP.The story did not specify the WHO confirmatory test results for the veterinarian or another brother who had been hospitalized with H5N1-like illness but survived.The WHO said yesterday that all other members of the affected family, other close contacts of the suspected case-patients, and involved healthcare workers remained healthy and had been released from close medical observation.See also: WHO statement on Egyptian caseshttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_12_28a/en/index.htmlWHO statement on case in Vietnamhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_12_28/en/index.htmllast_img read more

HRK 13 million from EU funds for the revitalization of the cultural heritage of Kotišina

first_imgThe project “Revitalization of cultural and historical heritage of the hamlet of Kotišina”, submitted under the Call “Preparation and implementation of integrated development programs based on the restoration of cultural heritage” has successfully passed all 7 stages of the grant procedure and the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds The Managing Authority for the Operational Program “Competitiveness and Cohesion” has made a decision on project financing, reports from the city of Makarska. The total eligible costs after the eligibility check amount to HRK 14.715.743,08, while the amount of the grant amounts to HRK 12.508.313,68. The remaining amount of 15%, ie HRK 2.207.429,40 represents the amount of co-financing of the project by the applicant and the partner ( Makarska Tourist Board, Public Institution “Biokovo Nature Park” and Tip Extreme.)  The location of the project, the hamlet of Kotišina, ensures the reorientation of the focus of tourist demand outside the coastal zone in activities and facilities based on cultural and natural heritage, and the synergy of tourism and local production systems. The cultural heritage included in this project refers to Veliki Kaštel, the Church of St. Martin and the Church of St. Ante. Activities covered by the project: Establishment of the interpretation center Veliki Kaštel, which will be equipped with the most modern multimedia technology (virtual reality) to create a central place of interpretation and presentation of the heritage of Kotišina, inarranging an open-air stage near the Church of St. Ante, which will be equipped with new equipment and facilities, Fr.of the Church of St. Martin, arrangement of educational trails and diffuse ethnographic exhibition in the open in the village of Kotišina, rrealization of adrenaline tours “Kastel Kotisina” and “Kotisina – forgotten peasant roads”; as well as walking tours”In the Footsteps of the St. Martin’s Brotherhood”, inarrangement of the pedestrian-bicycle path “Makarska center – Kotišina” and promance and visibility of the integrated program.Identified specific goals that are planned to be achieved with the mentioned tourist valorization are related to creating a central place of interpretation and presentation of cultural and natural heritage of Kotišina, creating unique interactive experiences for a wide group of visitors through innovative use of modern technologies, improving protection and management of protected cultural and historical and natural heritage, increasing employment, and intensifying economic activity for further sustainable development of Kotišina.last_img read more

Contract worth HRK 47 million signed for the construction of a marina in Vela Luka

first_imgDubrovnik-Neretva County has signed a concession agreement with the director of Ovalis Nova doo Ivo Šegon from Vela Luka, by which the Dubrovnik-Neretva County gives the concession holder the right to economic use of the special purpose port – nautical tourism port – marina in Vela Luka. On the same occasion, the director of the Vela Luka County Port Authority, Boris Žuvela, signed a contract with the representative of the concessionaire, Ivo Šegon, for the execution of works on public infrastructure.By signing these contracts, the project of arranging and building a marina in Vela Luka with a capacity of up to 200 berths will start, and the value of the project is HRK 47 million, while the concession fee is HRK 285.285, increased by an average of 4,1% of annual revenue.It is interesting that the project takes place in two phases, one of which worth 31 million kuna involves the construction of the marina, and the other involves the reconstruction of the area under the local Port Authority, so the investment in the port area of ​​about 15 million kuna, which is necessary for the marina, remains for use by the Port Authority. “With the decision to grant a concession to the company Ovalis Nova doo, which was passed by the County Assembly, we continue a series of concessions on the maritime domain. Namely, we recently signed contracts for the marina in Lumbarda, we are preparing the same for Blato, and I hope that the state will soon complete the procedures for the marinas in Ploče and Lastovo, since the marinas over 200 berths are under their jurisdiction.. “, Said the prefect Nikola Dobroslavić. He added that he believes that in this way we will make the best use of the maritime domain, which is our great resource: “As before, we will take this most seriously and make a responsible concession, we achieve the highest fees in the whole of Croatia, which are divided into three parts – for the county, for local self-government and for the state.. “Director of the Vela Luka County Port Authority Boris Žuvela expressed satisfaction with the signing of these contracts and stressed that the implementation of this project is very important for the entire municipality of Vela Luka and that the marina will certainly contribute to the development of tourism, small and medium enterprises. The director of Ovalis Nova doo, Ivo Šegon, spoke about the significant impact of this project on the development of the municipality and the economy in the area of ​​Vela Luka, as well as the entire island. He also said that he was glad that this lengthy concession award procedure had finally been completed, so that concrete work could be done on the project of a new marina.Nautical tourism port – Marina Vela LukaThe project is extremely important for the municipality of Vela Luka. The construction of the marina in the central part of Vela Luka will increase the number of nautical tourists, which will significantly affect the increase in total income from tourism and related activities. The central position in the very center of the town will encourage the dispersion of boaters’ consumption to the existing and future catering and other offer.For the realization of this project, the realization of the breakwater project at the entrance to the marina is important. The breakwater can be realized as an integral part of the marina or as part of the operational shore that will remain under the management of the County Administration or as part of the seaport.last_img read more

For the first time in history, Dubrovnik had four million overnight stays

first_imgOn October 21, 2017, for the first time in the history of Dubrovnik tourism, Dubrovnik realized four million overnight stays, including data from e-visitors and nautical.Od 1.siječnja do 31. listopada 2017.godine, u Dubrovniku je boravilo 1 133 602 turista, što je čak 16 % više nego u istom razdoblju 2016. godine. Ostvareno je 3.849.844  noćenja, odnosno 14 % više nego prošle godine. U prvih deset mjeseci najbrojniji su turisti bili iz Ujedinjenog Kraljevstva, SAD-a, Njemačke, Francuske, Španjolske, Hrvatske, Australije, Švedske, Finske i Irske. Prema dostavljenim podacima iz HTZ-a u nautici je do 31. listopada 2017.g. ostvareno 36 034 dolazaka i 250.738 noćenja.In October 2017 alone, there were 102.775 arrivals, which is as much as 13% more than in the same month last year, and 341.053 overnight stays, which is 11% more than in 2016. The first place in October was visited by tourists from the United Kingdom, Germany, followed by tourists from the USA, France, Finland, Croatia, Korea, Canada, China and Japan.From 1 January to 31 October this year, 605.024 guests stayed in hotel accommodation, which is an increase of 6% compared to last year and 2.042.459 overnight stays, 4% more than last year. The most numerous guests in hotel accommodation in the first ten months of this year are from the following countries: the United Kingdom, the USA, Germany, France, Croatia, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Austria and Australia.In the first ten months of this year, there were 381.170 arrivals in private accommodation, ie 29% more than in the same period last year, and 1.337.111 overnight stays, which is 24% more than in 2016. The most numerous tourists in private accommodation were from the countries: the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Italy, Norway, Canada and Sweden.last_img read more

The guest of the event Legends of Plitvice Valleys is the legendary chef Stevo Karapandža!

first_imgThe date of the manifestation of the Legend of Plitvice Valleys is approaching, and the program is becoming more and more interesting!If you have not yet started planning the next extended weekend in June, then this is definitely an article for you because time passes the hill and we have a very good suggestion in the direction of Plitvice Lakes.Have you heard about the manifestation of the Legend of Plitvice Valleys? Did you know that the area of ​​the Municipality of Rakovica is rich in interesting legends and important historical events? Apart from Eugen Kvaternik, there are a few other interesting things that are little talked about.Let’s go in order then! On June 23, near the Old Town of Drežnik, the historical fortifications above the Korana River will bring history to life in the full sense of the word!A very interesting and colorful company will gather in a beautiful historical location. Eugen Kvaternik, leader of the Rakovica Rebellion; serious Serezani, the historical elite police of the Plitvice Valleys in their impressive uniforms; the Japod tribe, masters in making beautiful jewelry that visitors will be able to see, and even the Korana River, a beauty that will come to life one day and tell why it was so important for the people of this area.After a rich pre-program that starts at 12 noon, the main program starts at 16 pm with a sports promotional tourist tour Legends of Plitvice Valleys. Plitvice valleys are known for as many as eight biking trails, and for this race a tour was chosen to Barać’s caves in Nova Kršlja and back to the main venue.Gastro duel with the guest appearance of Steve KarapandžaAlso coming to the event is a very interesting guest that we all know – another legend, the well-known and recognized chef Stevo Karapandža as a member of the jury in a gastronomic duel. Over the past few decades, he has enriched the media space, refreshed many gastro cookbooks, and now, as another legend, he is coming to the Old Town of Drežnik.Two teams, KUD Izvor Rakovica and Folklore Society Otočac, which have very good chefs in their ranks, will “clash” in the preparation of indigenous dishes, and a jury of three excellent chefs will decide the winner. During the breaks from cooking, the folklore societies will of course show their skills in song and dance, and they say that they will fight for victory with all their might.Program for all generations and beautiful horses!There will also be themed workshops for children, games such as running in a sack and throwing stones from a medieval slingshot, archaeological research, a presentation of local products and handicrafts and much more.The manifestation of the Legend of Plitvice Valleys will be visited again this year by horses from nearby equestrian clubs that will be available to visitors, and guests can expect special gifts.Surprise for the endAlso, the organizers invite all guests to stay at the event until dark, because they are preparing a special surprise! We don’t know what it’s about, but we’re interested, so I’ll definitely see you on June 23 in Rakovica near the tower!The official hashtag of the event is # Legende2018, and you can follow everything on social networks and the Facebook event: Legends of Plitvice Valleys 2018  And the website www.plitvickedoline.hr.See also the entire program with a schedule.last_img read more

Lošinj and Susak get a boat connection with Trieste

first_imgAs part of the European project MOSES, which refers to the maritime and multimodal connection of the North Adriatic, Lošinj and Susak will receive a ferry line with Trieste.The Friuli Venezia Giulia region is the leading partner in this project, and in addition to the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, the Istria County and the Italian Molise region are also participating. ”Within its part of the project tasks, PGC will coordinate the Pilot activities on the establishment of new maritime connections on the line between the port of Trieste, the port of Istria and the ports of Mali Lošinj and Susak. For this purpose, the rehabilitation of the operational pier and the construction of the coastal wall in the port of Susak will be carried out, and the plan is to start the line for this tourist season in the experimental phase, so to check interest in using this new boat connection from Trieste. PGC is primarily interested in this project due to the development of tourism through better maritime connections, and in addition we will receive funds for the reconstruction of port infrastructure on the island of Susak”, Said the Deputy Prefect of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Marina Medarić.The aim of the project is to improve maritime and multimodal transport services between Italy and Croatia in order to establish better and sustainable cross-border connections. The total value of the entire project is 1.175.085,00 euros, while the total budget of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is 312.850,00 euros.last_img read more