Month: November 2020

Aidy Boothroyd says England U21s players will never be put at risk | Football News

first_img“We work closely with the clubs on the loading of the players. We’ve a good idea of when they come to us the game time they’ve had and the training loads they have gone through. Aidy Boothroyd has promised England U21s will never risk players’ fitness.The Young Lions host Andorra at Molineux on Friday as they begin their Euro 2021 countdown.- Advertisement – Christian Garcia's last-minute equaliser cancelled out Eddie Nketiah's goal as Andorra U21s earned a historic draw with England U21sImage:Christian Garcia’s last-minute equaliser earned Andorra U21s a historic draw with England U21s in October England drew 3-3 in Andorra last month, the first qualifying points they have dropped in over four years, and Boothroyd is eager to ensure it does not happen again in their final two Group Three games.“We’re expected to win no matter who we play. We accept and rise to that challenge, to try to play a brand of football people want to watch,” he added.“I want the six points, try one or two tactical adjustments and manage the game time very carefully.“It feels like we’re in the second part of the season.” “We discuss just how fit the players are and how much we can do. We’re in constant contact with the clubs, like in Ryan’s (Sessegnon) case with Covid-19 we have to adhere to that (the player returning to Hoffenheim after a coronavirus outbreak at the club).“One of the big plusses of this current England pathway is we have really good relationships with coaches. When it’s a tough situation we work with them and not against them.” Players have been put under extra strain this year given the packed schedule, due to the quick turnaround from last season amid the coronavirus crisis and amount of games they are playing per week.Boothroyd’s side also welcome Albania to Molineux on Tuesday and with qualification for next year’s tournament already secured he insisted the players will not be put in jeopardy.He said: “Any time you put on the shirt it means an awful lot. In terms of what we need to do, we have to win our games and play in a manner that fits our style. As far as the clubs are concerned, it’s not a case of flogging the players.- Advertisement – England's Ryan Sessegnon (right) celebrates after Turkey's Huseyin Turkmen (not pictured) scores an own goal during the UEFA Euro 2021 Under-21 Qualifying Group 3 match at MolineuxImage:Ryan Sessegnon (right) will now go into quarantine with the rest of the Hoffenheim squad – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Cheers and Jeers: Monday

first_imgAnd now, our feature presentation…–- Advertisement – By the Numbers:Thanksgivingsquirrel.jpg10 days!!!Days ’til Thanksgiving: 10Years since a Democratic presidential candidate won Maricopa County, Arizona, as Joe Biden did last week: 72Net change in France‘s and Germany‘s approval of the United States since Joe Biden became president-elect, according to a new Morning Consult poll: +33%, +32%Number of countries in the survey in which approval of the U.S. went down after Biden’s win: 2 (Russia, China)Daily shipping capacity in the U.S. during the holiday season, according to ShipMatrix: 79 million parcelsExpected number of parcels Americans will ship per day during the holiday season: 86 millionPercent of donations under $8,000 to Donald Trump’s legal defense fund that, per the fine print, will actually go to Donald Trump’s legal defense fund and not his own slush fund: $0–Puppy Pic of the Day: Monday morning. Back to work, everyone…–JEERS to keeping track of America’s fugliest numbers. Sadly, our top story this morning involves the mighty Covid-19 Wurlitzer, which plays on with 55 million cases worldwide—the usual 20 percent of them in the U.S, where the pandemic is now so out of control that “several dozen” members of the Secret Service are quarantining and even the governor of freaking North Dakota has instituted a mask mandate. Our weekly tradition of maintaining a benchmark of the awfulness for the C&J historical record continues, so let’s check the most depressing tote board in the world as our death toll now surpasses the population of America’s 89th-largest city North Las Vegas, Nevada:6 months ago: 1.5 million confirmed cases. 90,000 deaths.3 months ago: 5.5 million confirmed cases. 173,000 deathsTrumpgolfing.jpgYup. He frolicked on the golf course at his Virginia pleasure palace again last weekend.1 month ago: 8.3 million confirmed cases. 224,000 deathsThis morning: 11.5 million confirmed cases. 251,000 deathsTo make matters worse, Trump emerged from his bunker Friday and saw his shadow, meaning we’re in for ten more weeks of carnage and chaos. On the bright side, that’ll be followed by ten years of trials and jail time.CHEERS to throwing out the welcome mat again. When Congress wouldn’t fund his stupid border wall, impeached one-term president Donald Trump swiped money designated for military schools and housing so he could end up completing—[checks notes]—a whopping 12 miles of new wall, and throwing a coat of paint on the existing parts. Happily, Captain Xenophobia’s dedication to barring non-whites from entering the country will soon grind to a halt under his successor, who possesses a smidgeon of decency:President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday reaffirmed his commitment to raise America’s annual refugee admissions target to 125,000, reviving a program that endured deep, historic cuts under the Trump administration. […]biden-16_91.jpg65 days.Biden’s target, first proposed on the campaign trail, would set an even higher ceiling for admissions than the 110,000 slots approved by President Barack Obama in 2016.“The U.S. has long stood as a beacon of hope for the downtrodden and oppressed, a leader in resettling refugees, in our humanitarian response,” Biden said in a video recorded for the 40th anniversary of the Jesuit Refugee Service. “I promise as president I’ll reclaim that proud legacy for our country.”In the distance the Statue of Liberty reached down and high-fived the groundskeeper.JEERS to missing the mark. They came so close—the “Million MAGA March” Saturday in D.C. I mean. But, y’know, as long as the few thousand who showed up at the latest Trump-themed super-spreader event had a good time, that’s what’s important, right? And, hey, at least they got to see the president mouth the words “Thank y…” as his motorcade plowed through them on the way to his Virginia golf course. Then it was back to, as NPR described it……a day of rallying to echo the false assertion that the presidential election was marked by fraud.clown-car.pngSadly, not all the MAGA protesters made it to D.C.[The] crowd…included the group Women for America First, right-wing activists and conspiracy theorists gathered in the city’s downtown near the White House. Members of the Proud Boys, a white-nationalist movement designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were also seen out on the streets of Washington. […]Tammy Summers, who traveled to Washington from Missouri, said she was there to show her support from Trump as he continues to contest the election results. “We’re here to tell President Trump that we totally support him,” Summers said. “He should never give up the fight and never give in.”I agree, Tammy. He should never give up. We’ve waited far too long to see him dragged out of the White House kicking and screaming. –BRIEF SANITY BREAK––END BRIEF SANITY BREAK–CHEERS to home where the buffalo roam. Happy Birthday, Oklahoma! The “Hey, that state looks like a skillet!” state—home of Mauree Turner, elected this month as the first Muslim legislator from Oklahoma and the first nonbinary legislator in America—officially nabbed the 46th star on the flag 113 years ago today. Fun facts: the state animal is the buffalo, the state insect is the honey bee, and the state flower is the Oklahoma rose, which is quite lovely:Oklahoma_rose.jpg Also: the state rock is “rose barite,” which you’ll find in the greatest abundance, as usual, between state dinosaur Jim Inhofe’s ears.CHEERS to America’s new gatekeeper. The president may be the most powerful person in the universe, but the White House Chief of Staff ain’t exactly chopped liver. Everything and everyone gets OK’d through the C-o-S office before reaching the president, and thankfully Joe Biden’s pick is a whip-smart, experienced priority-juggler named Ron Klain, and here are some of his particulars:»  Born August 8, 1961 (four days after Barack Obama, whom he served as Ebola response coordinator) in IndianapolisCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden (L) and Ebola response co-ordinator Ron Klain take part in a meeting on Ebola response with US President Barack Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on November 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)I look forward to working with Mr. Klain to convince President Biden that the lifting of candy corn tariffs is in the best interests of this great country in which we live. »  B.A. from Georgetown University and J.D. from Harvard»  Formerly chief of staff to VPs Gore and Biden»  Law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Byron White»  Married to attorney and environmental activist Monica Medina, former Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, General Counsel of NOAA, and U.S. Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission. Of course he’ll be great. He’s a Leo.–Ten years ago in C&J: November 16, 2010JEERS to paraphrasing the pundits.  And now a brief summary of the extraordinary illumination bestowed upon the unwashed masses via The Chris Matthews Show Sunday:Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, John Thune, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Mitch Daniels or Mike Pence might win the 2012 presidential nomination for the Republican party.  Or—and this is a risky, out-there-on-a-ledge, out-of-the-box supposition on the part of our blue-ribbon panel—they might not. Yay!  I learned stuff from the teevee!–And just one more…CHEERS to cleansing your cosmic soul.  Hey, cast your eyes heavenward over the next few days and you might see some wowee-zowee fireworks in the sky. The Leonid Brezhnev meteor shower—which happens every time Earth crosses paths with Comet Tempel-Tuttle and its debris field—is entering its most Leonidiousy period starting tonight:This annual meteor shower is responsible for some of the most intense meteor storms in history. Sometimes, meteors fall at rates as high as 50,000 per hour.Leonid Meteor ShowerThis is either the Leonid meteor shower, or Trump just pushed the nuclear button instead of the Diet Coke one.These meteor storms only happen rarely, but viewers this year will see more Leonid meteors than in 2019, because the thin, crescent moon will be only 5% illuminated during the night of the peak. The best time to look in past years was before dawn around 3 a.m. EST on the morning of the peak, according to Jane Houston Jones of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  … According to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, without moonlight skywatchers can expect to see around 10-15 meteors per hour during the peak. The Leonid meteor shower gets its name from the constellation Leo, where its meteors appear to originate. But you can look in just about any direction to enjoy the show, said NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke. If you directly face Leo, you may miss the meteors with longer tails.As I like to say, everyone loves meteor showers because they’re beautiful, unite Americans in a delightful bonding activity, and make millions of people more curious about the universe and the wonders of science, thus explaining why Republicans in Congress are always trying to introduce a constitutional amendment banning all future meteor showers.Have a tolerable Monday. Floor’s open…What are you cheering and jeering about today?–Today’s Shameless C&J TestimonialCheers and Jeers is a dumpster fire. Really.—USA Today– – Advertisement – The capsule was named Resiliance by the crew “in a nod not only to the pandemic, but also racial injustice and contentious politics.” The only glitch: Mike Pence failed to follow the trail of pork rinds into the cargo hold. Sadly, he still walks among us.P.S. Our 46th president weighs in…- Advertisement – Cheers and Jeers for Monday, November 16, 2020Note: From the Eyewitness News desk: New York prosecutors working on Trump fraud investigation treated for acute case of post-election chops licking. Film at 11.–- Advertisement – xlast_img read more

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Indonesia reports 75th avian flu death

first_imgMay 7, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia reported today that a 29-year-old woman who died 4 days ago had H5N1 avian influenza, according to news services, signaling the first confirmed case anywhere in nearly a month.The woman was admitted to a hospital in Medan in northern Sumatra May 1 and died May 3, according to an Agence France-Press (AFP) report quoting an official named Suhardaningrum of the national avian flu information center.Her death raises Indonesia’s H5N1 death toll to 75, according to AFP. The total case count at the time of Indonesia’s last case, in early April, was listed as 94.The World Health Organization (WHO) has not included any Indonesian cases in its H5N1 count since the country stopped sharing H5N1 virus samples with the agency in late January. The WHO lists 81 cases with 63 deaths for Indonesia, out of a global total of 291 cases with 172 deaths.Two series of tests confirmed that the Sumatran woman was infected with H5N1, Suhardaningrum told AFP. Other officials said she had had no known contact with sick poultry and it was unclear how she contracted the disease, AFP reported.Reuters reported that the woman was from Pekanbaru in Sumatra’s Riau province. She had been suffering from fever and respiratory problems, a health ministry official said.Before today, the latest human H5N1 case was that of a 15-year-old Egyptian girl, reported Apr 8. She died Apr 10. Indonesia had reported a case in a 29-year-old man on Apr 7.Indonesia stopped sending H5N1 virus samples to the WHO at the end of 2006 out of opposition to the WHO practice of sharing the samples with drug companies, which, in Indonesia’s view, use the samples to make vaccines priced beyond the country’s reach.In late March, Indonesia said it would resume sharing samples in return for a WHO promise to develop new guidelines for sample sharing and, in the interim, to refrain from supplying Indonesian samples to drug companies without the country’s permission.But the country had not provided any more viruses as of last week. Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said May 2 that no samples would be sent until the country had a written guarantee that they would not be turned over to vaccine makers without Indonesia’s consent.H5N1 samples are used to monitor the virus’s evolution, spread, and resistance to antiviral drugs, as well as to make vaccines.See also:WHO avian influenza situation updateshttp://www.who.int/influenza/human_animal_interface/avian_influenza/archive/en/index.htmlApr 9 CIDRAP News story “Indonesia, Egypt report H5N1 cases”last_img read more

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Experts urge clinicians to extend flu-shot season

first_img See also: Andrew Eisenberg, MD, a family practice and emergency department physician from Madisonville, Tex., who has attended NIVS on behalf the Texas Medical Association, shared suggestions for boosting vaccination rates through doctors’ offices. One strategy he said he has found successful is to issue standing orders for all patients to be vaccinated, except those with contraindications. “That way, the vaccination is done before the patient even sees you, and it doesn’t take up the doctor’s time,” Eisenberg said. “Influenza is out there all year round,” he said. “Keep giving it [flu vaccine] when you’ve got it, and give it till it’s gone.” Physicians should also ensure that clinic staff members are immunized, Eisenberg said. Staff vaccination not only is useful for protecting patients and maintaining workforce productivity, but also gives staff members opportunities to debunk some myths that patients believe, such as that flu shots cause the flu, he said. It’s too early to tell if this season’s vaccine is a good match for the circulating flu strains, he said. “Lab surveillance began in October, so we don’t really have a sense of that yet.” The number of confirmed influenza cases is normal for this point in the season, Kroger said. In November, John Bresee, MD, chief of epidemiology and prevention for the CDC’s immunization services division, said the agency was concerned about reports from last season and the summer of possible drift in the influenza A subtype H3N2. Seasonal flu vaccines can be given during preventive visits, for which payers often compensate doctors, Eisenberg said.center_img Kroger said the influenza season is just beginning and emphasized the importance of encouraging patients to be vaccinated, even well after December. “It’s a fallacy that the vaccination season is over in December. The job is not done yet,” he said. Offering the flu vaccine shouldn’t always be thought of as a moneymaking proposition, Eisenberg said: “It’s the right thing to do.” However, physicians can avoid losing money on unused vaccine by using it early and frequently. Dec 6, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Influenza Vaccine Summit (NIVS) in a teleconference today urged clinicians to consider extending their seasonal flu vaccination efforts through March and shared strategies for immunizing more patients during office visits. When patients decline the vaccine, physicians can intervene and tell them about the importance of getting their annual flu shot, he said. The CDC and NIVS efforts are aimed at utilizing the record number of seasonal flu vaccine doses that will be available this year. In November the CDC predicted producers would ship 132 million doses of vaccine by the end of the flu season—more than 10 million more than ever produced before in the United States. At today’s teleconference, Andrew Kroger, MD, medical officer and trainer with the CDC’s immunization services division, said 109.3 million doses have already been distributed. Nov 9 CIDRAP News story “CDC: vaccine deliveries set record, but will strains match?”last_img read more

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Income tax and what do we need to know about it?

first_imgThose who consider themselves experts in this field have not really proven their expertise in their statements. On the contrary, on this occasion, it was shown that the difference in perception of the real situation between “the field” and “Zagreb” is dramatically different. That is why there was a great surprise when most of the decisions of the representative bodies of local self-government units were on the side of keeping the previous amounts of the “flat tax”. What does “terrain” know and “Zagreb” do not know? („Zagreb “is on this occasion a synonym for all these experts in the public and private sector who are concentrated in the Croatian capital). To which income group does the “activity of renting and organizing accommodation in tourism” belong? It is income from property and property rights. The same group of income also includes income from the sale of property, rental of property. For example, renting apartments for tourists belongs to the same group with renting accommodation to tourists. IGNORANCE CREATES THE WRONG PICTURE LET’S GO IN ORDER Non-residents from these countries can stay in the Republic of Croatia for up to 90 days in 180 days without the obligation to register their residence. This means that they can rent apartments and holiday homes every 90 days. In such apartments and holiday homes can stay their friends who also have no obligation to register residence. Smart enough. A natural person who has a place of residence in the place of occurrence of the tax liability directly contributes to the budget of the same local self-government in which he operates. Not only that, the income tax from his salary (income from self-employment) also “fills” the budget of the same LGU. The part that is paid into the local government budget is 60% of the total tax, and 40% of the funds “go” to the county budget. A citizen, a natural person who has a different place of residence from the place of occurrence of the flat-rate income tax liability, does not contribute to that local self-government unit with the tax expense of the “flat rate” as well as with the income tax from self-employment. Both taxes are paid to the local self-government of his residence and the corresponding part also “goes” to the budget of the county to which the local self-government belongs territorially. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE ? What about non-residents? Unlike residents who do not have the same place of residence and incur a flat-rate income tax liability, non-residents from EU Member States, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation who choose to use the flat-rate income tax option for their real estate activities still contribute to the budget. and the same JLS. What is the tax rate on renting apartments for housing and business premises? The income tax rate on receipts from the rent of business premises and residential apartments is 12%. However, before taxation, the reported amount of rent is reduced by 30% (at the expense of costs) and the income tax is calculated on the reduced amount at a rate of 12% STATUS OF NON-RESIDENTS, EU AND EEA TOURISTS + SWISS CONFEDERATION How did we get to that rate? According to the Croatian National Tourist Board, the average number of beds in a household is 6, and the average gross income is 6.000,00 euros (45.000,00 kn). If the taxation system were applied as in the case of renting an apartment, then this amount would be reduced by 30% to the thus obtained base of EUR 4.200,00. Income tax of HRK 300,00 per bed amounts to a total of EUR 240,00 or 5,7% taxes. When the flat-rate sojourn tax is added to this benefit, which in this case has the character of a tax because it is paid regardless of whether overnight stays were realized at all, in the amount of HRK 345,00 per bed, we get a further burden of 6,6%. A tourist membership fee of approximately 0,22% is additionally charged for this amount. The total fiscal and parafiscal burden is 12,52%.center_img There will be opportunities for a more detailed explanation of the whole set of legal possibilities that can be activated in the case of “excessive shelling” of natural persons by fiscal and parafiscal benefits. Thus, currently in a more favorable position are those local self-governments that have more non-resident property owners in their area than residents with a place of residence in another local self-government. Of course, provided that these non-residents decide to engage in the activity of renting and organizing accommodation for tourists. Then they still have to pay 13% VAT on such a service. If they operate through domestic agencies, then they do not pay VAT, but income tax is paid to the budget of the local government headquarters of the agency… The difference between taxpayers with a place of residence in the area of ​​the local self-government where the tax liability arises and taxpayers who have a place of residence in the territory of another local self-government Few topics have so stirred the spirits of those who “cheered” for higher tax burdens on citizens of accommodation providers in the household and on the family farm as a current new way of determining the amount of flat-rate income tax. In accordance with international regulations, in this case the tax liability is reported according to the place of origin, and the tax is paid to the local self-government and the county to which the property territorially belongs. Receipts from the same income group and similar in nature are taxed at the same rate. The only difference is that for the “activity of renting and organizing accommodation in tourism” this tax is converted on the basis of the average to a fixed amount per bed and camp and is part of the total tax in a lump sum consisting of tax and sojourn tax, as before . The method of distribution of income tax and sojourn tax revenues is similar, namely 60% of tax revenues and 65% of sojourn tax revenues belong to the local community. When renting apartments for housing, no sojourn tax is paid. If the tax rate for the activity of renting and organizing accommodation in tourism would increase significantly, then it would certainly pay more to rent an apartment or a holiday home as a residential apartment because the fiscal tax would be lower (no tourist tax is paid). Author: Nedo Pinezić, www.nedopinezic.com What is the recalculated rate of fiscal and parafiscal levies for the “activity of renting and organizing accommodation in tourism?” Also 12%. Economic experts, consultants, journalists… fired “heavy fire” in the public space at the representative bodies of cities and municipalities that are in charge of deciding on the amount of “lump sum” per bed and camp in the household. In that “barrage fire”, the amounts were auctioned, the tax on income from property and property rights was compared with the tax on income from self-employment, non-residents and residents were confused, the permanent population was forgotten and so on…last_img read more

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Tourists from the UK will not need visas for the EU after Brexit

first_imgIf the United Kingdom introduces a visa for citizens of at least one Member State, the reciprocity mechanism provided for by European Union legislation will apply, the proposal said. This could lead to the reintroduction of visas for UK citizens. The proposal explicitly states that visas will be abolished for UK citizens only on the basis of reciprocity, ie provided that EU citizens are granted visa-free access for shorter business or tourist trips to the UK if the country separates from the EU. Without reciprocity there is no visa waiver Following the approval of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Council (COREPER) and the Committee on Civil Liberties, the proposal will be put to the vote today. The legislation should be adopted and published in the Official Journal of the European Union (EUR-Lex) before 12 April, in order to prepare for the “no-deal” Brexit on that date. Citizens of Great Britain will be able to enter the European Union without visas even after the country leaves the EU, but only on short trips, but also under the condition that citizens of the European Union can enter Great Britain without visas, reports European Parliament. To this end, the UK will be included in the list of countries whose nationals do not need to apply for a visa to enter the European Union for business, tourist or private travel. The visa exemption does not provide for the right to work within the European Union. With 38 votes in favor, 8 against and 3 abstentions, members of the Committee on Civil Liberties supported the Council of the European Union’s compromise proposal to abolish visas for UK citizens after their country withdraws from the European Union. center_img The law will enter into force the day after the UK withdraws from the European Union. From that date, British citizens will not need a visa to stay in the European Union for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Next steps Sergei Stanishev, the rapporteur of the proposal, said today’s vote was an important step in guaranteeing the right to visa-free travel for European and British citizens after Brexit, especially in the event that no agreement is reached. While it is known that nothing is known about Brexit, including how it will affect tourism, the EU has shown that it is ready for all scenarios, and before the final decision on Brexit in the UK made a decision that will certainly be welcomed by all tourism workers in Croatia and throughout Europe. Visa waivers will apply in all EU Member States (except Ireland, which has its own visa policy) and in the Schengen countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). Ireland and the United Kingdom have a special bilateral agreement that provides for visa-free travel between the two countries.last_img read more

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The new high-speed service connects Split Airport, the islands of Brač and Hvar and the city of Split

first_imgOn the first of June this year, the transport of passengers between the Split airport and the islands of Brač (Bol) and Hvar (Stari Grad), and the city of Split by fast catamaran branded as splitexpress.com begins. CONTINUATION OF LH&V AND SILVER AIR COOPERATION: DIRECT RETURN FLIGHTS FROM ZAGREB, VENICE AND LUGAN TO LOŠINJ The direct connection of Split Airport with the islands by public liner shipping has been awaited for years, and is now finally operational. “When we had the opportunity earlier this year to buy a suitable catamaran, we decided to launch this unique service.”, Says Alan Klanac, one of the two founders of Adriatic Fast Ferries doo, the shipping company behind the Splitexpress.com service. THE FIRST SPEED LINE IS STARTING, WHICH WILL CONNECT THE RIVER, KRK, RAB, PAG AND ZADAR Bol on the island of Brač will be connected five times a day with other destinations, and the Old Town on the island of Hvar and the city of Split will be touched by a catamaran two or three times a day. RELATED NEWS:center_img For more information on the timetable, see https://splitexpress.com Ticket prices range from HRK 99,00 for the route Split – Bol on Brač, and the ticket price for the return trip Split – Hvar is HRK 198,00. This new service will shorten the significant trip to the islands of Brač and Hvar from Split Airport compared to the trip available so far by public transport.  “The opening of this line is very meaningfully followed by the imminent opening of a new passenger terminal building at Split Airport. The new increased capacities of the airport, coupled with efficient and fast travel by sea to the final destination, will enhance the overall experience of all travelers who come to visit the area of ​​the city of Split and the islands this and next years.”Points out Klanac.last_img read more

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Rijeka tunnel reopened for all visitors

first_imgThe working hours of the tunnel are from Monday to Sunday (including holidays) from 10,00 to 20,00. Although the tunnel has not yet come to life in the context as in the case of the Grič tunnel in Zagreb, which has become a platform for various entertainment, cultural and other events, which is a pity because such a tunnel would have added value. It is a tunnel built by the Italian army in the length of 330 meters, in the period from 1939 to 1942, and it is about four meters wide and 2,5 meters high on average. The tunnel is equipped with lighting fixtures. Its soil is sprinkled with sand for easier walking and passable along its entire length, and the internal temperature is 15 degrees. New times have brought a new role to the tunnel – instead of yesterday’s military purpose, today it is becoming a place on the tourist map of the city.center_img Rijeka tunnel, the new Rijeka street, as it is popularly called, the renovated military tunnel that stretches from Dolac Street all the way to the Cathedral of St. Vida, reopened to all visitors. last_img read more

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Adventure tourism a new Dalmatian trump card

first_imgThe experiences exchanged by entrepreneurs will be very important for the County Action Plan for the Development of Active Tourism. It was emphasized that adventure tourism, whose development opportunities are great in different parts of the county, from the sea to the mountains, brings added value to tourism, and is especially important for rural areas, where it develops in parallel with rural tourism. “All the trends show that this is a type of tourism that is growing rapidly everywhere in the world. Croatia is somewhat weaker when it comes to mountain tourism, so our focus is on mountain and all related types of tourism. What should be done to begin with are certainly better-maintained hiking and mountaineering trails, more suitable for ordinary tourists, not just hikers, better marked and better promoted., said prof. dr. sc. Zoran Klarić from the Institute of Tourism. The action plan for active tourism for the area of ​​the Split-Dalmatia County is prepared by the Institute for Tourism for the client, the Tourist Board of the Split-Dalmatia County. So far, we have been working on cycling, trails, and what is expected next are our mountains, hiking, climbing, but also other activities. Prebeg cited the example of two ferratas, which have been launched in the last two years, and these are extreme hiking trails equipped with cables, chains, etc. that cause great interest and are the sole reason for the arrival of some tourists. “It is good that the Action Plan is being drafted, meetings are being held and information is being exchanged, and we expect it to be ready soon. The biggest specificity and advantage of the offer of adventure tourism is that we can work all year round and extend the season. The goals of our Section are to offer everything that guests are looking for and to make the most of the benefits of this area of ​​ours. It is also important to us that our first associates, representatives of accommodation facilities, recognize the importance of this offer and find their interest in connecting. “, said the president of the Section of the Community of Adventure Tourism ŽK Split, Iris Prebeg. “Organizing members into professional bodies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is a real example of how, through the chamber framework of our company, we can jointly influence changes in future plans and regulations, so that they are as consistent as possible with the needs of the profession and the situation on the ground.”, said the coordinator for tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber, Nataša Bušić. Adventure tourism is a segment of tourism that has been growing rapidly everywhere in the world for the last ten years, and the Split-Dalmatia County has a natural basis and great potential for its even greater development. In order to develop this potential as much as possible and to jointly and systematically develop the profession, the Split County Chamber of Commerce operates the Adventure Tourism Association Section, at whose session the possibilities and direction of active tourism development in the county and especially the Action Plan for its development. Imotska Krajina also has great potential for the development of adventure and general outdoor tourism, and the association of local communities in the joint Imotski Tourist Board enables them to make even better use of this potential. “Last year, we built 14 bike paths, almost 400 km across the country, and now we are working on the Geo Park together with the Biokovo Nature Park. The potential is huge and I think we will see a significant growth in adventure tourism in the coming years. ”, said the president of the Imotski Tourist Board Luka Kolovrat. By the way, in the area of ​​the Imotski Tourist Board, 24% more arrivals and 30% more overnight stays were recorded last year compared to the record-breaking 2018.last_img read more

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