first_imgPhoto: HTZ The city of Zagreb is presented as a citybreak destination “I must admit that the interest in Croatia and the Croatian tourist offer in Australia exceeded all our expectations. We held a presentation before the leading Australian tour operators who already offer Croatia in their programs, but what we are especially pleased about before numerous travel agents who, due to the great interest of Australians in traveling to our country, want to cooperate with Croatian tourism entities.”, Commented the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that this year the focus of the Croatian Tourist Board is the enhanced promotion of Croatia in distant markets such as China, USA, Canada, Singapore, South Korea and especially Australia.  Luka Olivari, a representative of Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020, pointed out that Rijeka was well received by Australian travel agents. “Australian tourism professionals are particularly interested in art, education and pop culture, in which Rijeka has been at the forefront for years. Rijeka has so far been a lesser-known destination for travelers from Australia and these workshops have contributed to increasing the tourist attractiveness of the entire region and strengthening the identity of the flowing city.” Olivari concluded. “The Australian market is extremely important for our city because Australian guests stay longer in the destination, and for them Zagreb has an excellent offer for money and is the starting or ending point of a longer trip to Croatia and neighboring countries. Zagreb presented itself as a year-round destination with numerous events throughout the year, and this is important because we are recognized in Australia as a citybreak destination. Also, a special focus is on health tourism, which is of particular interest to tourists from Australia, as well as a rich cultural offer. the city of Zagreb is one of the most important cultural and tourist destinations ” said the director of the Zagreb Tourist Board Martina Bienenfeld. In order to complete the promotion of the Croatian tourist offer in Australia, the Croatian tourist delegation will hold a presentation on Friday, July 5 in Sydney in front of twenty leading Australian tourist and lifestyle media such as Travmedia, Get lost magazine, Marie Claire, Gourmet Traveler, Travel Weekly Australia, SBS, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel Tolk, KarryOn, Escape, Luxury Travel Magazine, MiNDFOOD, The Australian Women’s Weekly, etc. “The interest of Australians in traveling to Croatia is growing from year to year, they are travelers who do not rest, love adrenaline, sports, good fun and great food, and your country abounds in it. Australians want to see and explore Croatia “, said Paul Polyviou, CEO of Sun Island Tours, boasting that this year they have issued a special brochure dedicated exclusively to cruises along the Croatian coast. Photo: HTZ Since 2015, the City of Zagreb has been recording a constant increase in guests from Australia. In 2018, 30.636 arrivals and 64.288 overnight stays were recorded, which is an increase of as much as 81 percent in arrivals and 91 percent in overnight stays, compared to the year before. After this week’s successful presentation in Melbourne, even greater interest in Croatia was in Sydney, according to the CNTB, where the Croatian tourist offer was presented to leading Australian tour operators and 82 Australian travel agents. This workshop was also organized in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board under the slogan “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia”.   For the first time in history, the Croatian National Tourist Board organized a presentation of the Croatian tourist offer in Australia.  According to the CNTB, the presentation in Sydney was attended, among others, by tour operators Experience Croatia & More, a company with more than 40 years of experience in the tourism industry that was the first to introduce the sale of Croatia as a tourist destination in the Australian market; Greece and Mediterranean Travel Center, an Australian agency specializing in the sale of Greece, Egypt, Italy, Spain, Malta and Croatia; Excite Holidays, a leading Australian and global online travel platform that provides travel, accommodation, transportation and Sun Island Tours tour operator specializing in the sale of Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.  The presentation and workshops were attended by 11 Croatian tourism entities Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board, Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020, Croatia Airlines, Zagreb Tourist Board, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Katarina Line Cruises & Tours, Atlas Plus, Navigare Yachting, Bagatin Clinic, Aronda Adriana Travel and Olivari while the Slovenian tourist offer was represented by four Slovenian partners, namely KNM Travel, Ljubljana tourism & Ljubljana Castle, Palma travel DMC and Happy tours.last_img read more


first_imgDillsboro, Ind. — Dearborn County council members approved an allocation of at least $35,000 to repair an outdoor emergency siren in the Dillsboro area. Installed in 1979, the siren is the oldest in the county.Sources from the Dearborn County Register tell WRBI the council had considered nixing the sirens and going to a cell phone-based alert system earlier this year. Council members changed direction after hearing concerns from the Hidden Valley lake safety committee.last_img


first_img “Stevie was like us all – we all hurt,” he said when asked whether he had needed to lift his captain’s spirits this week. “Obviously it was a big game. Steven played really well but he was just unfortunate to make the slip and Demba Ba went through and finished really well. “Steven is a guy who has picked himself up over many years after disappointments and he will do it again. “He’s a really good man. I think it’s been a bit over-analysed as well – the guy slipped, which can happen to anyone. Unfortunately it led to the goal and that was a big factor in the game. “However, it happens and we move on.” Last weekend’s defeat took the title destiny out of Liverpool’s hands and made Manchester City favourites as they are only three points behind with a match in hand and a superior goal difference. The Reds still lead the Premier League by two points from Chelsea but find themselves in the unusual position of needing near-neighbours Everton to do them a favour when Manuel Pellegrini’s side visit Goodison Park on Saturday evening. “City have a really tough game against Everton and I’ve read one or two bits about Everton not wanting to do Liverpool a favour,” added Rodgers, whose side do not play until Monday at Crystal Palace. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes there has been too much focus on Steven Gerrard’s slip in last week’s defeat to Chelsea and says the captain should in no way be held accountable. The Reds lost 2-0 at home to the Blues in a match where the opponents blunted any attacking threat with a blanket defence and capitalised on a mistake by the Reds captain to score the crucial opening goal. Gerrard’s slip just inside his own half, presenting Demba Ba with a clear run on goal, has been the subject of much analysis and numerous jokes and comments on social media and beyond, but Rodgers attaches no blame to the England international. “Make no mistake, Everton in their own right are a great club who have done well this year, particularly at home, and they are fighting for a Champions League position. “They have fantastic players who can get a result. I’ll probably watch the game. I’m not one of these who says they will be on a golf course. “I love football and I watch every type of game so I am sure I will be watching it somewhere. “Everton have their own reasons to do their own job. They won’t need many more supporters than they already have. “Of course Everton v Manchester City is a tough game and City have found it difficult there over the last number of years. “I think most people will look at us because we still have to do our job. “For us the focus is on ourselves because we can’t rely on anyone. We have to do our own job, and our job is to get three points at Crystal Palace. “Anything other than that is not worth worrying about to be honest. I will focus on Liverpool and Liverpool only.” last_img read more


first_imgMiralem Pjanic is a midfielder of AS Roma. He was born on 2 April 1990 in the city of Tuzla, current Bosnia and Herzegovina.Miralem began his youth career in 1997 entering the academy of FC Schifflange 95. The young footballer spent seven years in the club’s academy until he agreed to joinFC Metz youth academy in France. By the year 2007 Pjanic had been through with studying, starting his professional football career.In 2007 Miralem Pjanic signed a professional contract with the French Metz becoming its apprentice for three years. The young Bosnian made a promising start in the 2007/08 season netting 3 goals in 32 appearances.The next season Pjanic was linked with Olympique Lyonnais, which he finally joined. In the summer of 2008 Miralem agreed to the contract with Lyon, tying him to the club for the next three years. During this period Pjanic established himself as a key attacking midfielder making appearances with the first team almost in every match. The head coach gave Pjanic an opportunity to play 90 games with Lyon, where the young Bosnian scored 10 goals.In 2011 Miralem didn’t stop at what had been accomplished. When the footballer was offered to join the first team of the Italian Roma, he was happy to agree to the contract. Pjanic wanted to start a new era in his career and the Roman club appropriately suited for such an occasion. Miralem didn’t regret moving to the Italian club, since he became the first team regular being a key midfielder in the team.From 2006 through 2007 Miralem Pjanic was called up to Luxembourg U-17 and U-19 teams scoring 6 goals in 7 matches. Since 2008 he has played 31 matches and netted 4 goals for Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.last_img read more


first_img— other baseballBishop Garrigan 5, North Butler 3Osage 4, Nashua-Plainfield 2 MARSHALLTOWN — The Mason City High baseball team split their doubleheader at Marshalltown last night. The Mohawks took the opener with Dylan Miller throwing a shutout in a 5-0 victory. Marshalltown took the nightcap 7-6 in 13 innings. Harrison Nagel struck out 13 while Dawson Wedeking hit a go-ahead homer in the 8th, but the Mohawks could not hold the lead. Mason City is 10-6 on the season and will host Fort Dodge on Wednesday. AMES — Former Iowa State guard Talen Horton-Tucker is traveling the country hoping to improve his NBA Draft stock. Horton-Tucker has been working out for several teams with the latest being the Orlando Magic. The Chicago native averaged nearly 12 points and shot 31 percent from the field in his only season with the Cyclones.Horton-Tucker says he has enjoyed the process of getting ready for the draft.Horton-Tucker has been working on becoming a complete player on offense. GREEN BAY — Former Iowa standout Bryan Bulaga likes the progress the Green Bay offense made during minicamp under new coach Matt LaFleur. The Packers’ right tackle is getting ready for his 10th season in the National Football League.Bulaga says the offense has come a long way.Bulaga says they have learned a new approach on offense.Bulaga has also been impressed with the Packer defense.center_img MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios, and the Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games with a 2-0 victory over the Twins. Porcello allowed only four hits and one walk with eight strikeouts, just his third start out of 15 this season with seven or more innings completed. Berrios struck out 10 batters in a season-most eight innings, with five hits and no walks allowed. — high school softball last nightMason City 12, Marshalltown 5 (8); Marshalltown 8, Mason City 3Osage 19, Nashua-Plainfield 3last_img read more