During the first six months of 2016, Zagreb County recorded 57.129 tourist overnight stays, which is for 43 percent more than in the same period in 2015. The number of arrivals for also increased 27 place and from 23.617 to 30.021. Out of the total number of overnight stays in the Zagreb County, 35.852 overnight stays were realized by foreigners, and domestic guests by 21.277 overnight stays. Of the total number of arrivals, 18.824 guests were foreigners and the remaining 11.197 were domestic guests.In the first half of 2016. Most of the guests from Germany, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria and the USA were visited by the Zagreb County, and the people of Canada, Australia, Mexico and Japan were convinced by the beauty of the “green Zagreb ring”.Since tourists in Zagreb County are offered well-known wine roads and bike paths that are spread throughout the county, top gastronomic offer, as well as a large number of quality events, promotional activities of the Zagreb County Tourist Board are intensified and targeted to promote the overall tourist experience. “The summer tourist season in the Republic of Croatia is an excellent opportunity for the Zagreb County to present itself even better and more successfully to our domestic and foreign guests. Also, the increased number of arrivals of domestic and foreign visitors to the City of Zagreb generates a higher number of visitors to the Zagreb County, which is directly connected with the metropolis in many ways, including tourism. With such great results in the first six months, we expect that 2016 will be a record tourist year in our county by all indicators“, Said Ružica Rašperić, director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board, adding that the new eVisitor guest check-in and check-out system enables faster and more accurate production of statistical data.By the way, in May this year, the Zagreb County adopted the Zagreb County Tourism Development Strategy until 2025, a conceptual framework for the activities of all interest groups in the field of tourism. The strategy was developed by the Zagreb County Tourist Board in cooperation with the Zagreb Tourism Institute, and provides, among other things, clear guidelines for future long-term market positioning, defines strategic development priorities and their bearers and creates a framework for attracting potential investors and increasing business results. in the field of tourism. See the Zagreb County Tourism Development Strategy until 2025 at link
Many were ready to deem Asa Jackson the winner of the Ravens’ return competition after his 103-yard kickoff return late in the first half of Saturday’s 31-13 loss to Washington.But then the fourth-year cornerback committed the cardinal sin of fumbling a punt in the fourth quarter after electing not to call for a fair catch with coverage bearing down on him. The gaffe immediately earned Jackson an animated lecture from special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg on the sideline.To no surprise, the turnover holds more weight in the evaluation process than the explosive return.“The biggest concern I have with those guys is dropping the ball,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “Asa made a bad decision, and he knows that. You have to fair catch that. That kind of hang time, you have to fair catch it. Obviously, dropping the kickoff that we had was not great either.”For now, the job appears to be Jackson’s by default with second-year wide receiver Michael Campanaro currently injured, but you still can’t help but wonder if this year’s return specialist isn’t yet on the team. It will be interesting to see if any teams cut loose a veteran returner for a cheaper and younger alternative when final cuts are made next weekend.** I haven’t been overly impressed with Jeremy Butler’s performance in the preseason, but the young receiver was a member of the starting kickoff and kick return units on Saturday night, a good sign for his chances of making the 53-man roster.Butler caught four passes for 32 yards against Washington, but three of those receptions came in the second half against the Redskins reserves. He hasn’t shown consistent ability to gain separation against reserve defensive backs, making you doubt whether he can make an impact as an NFL receiver.With Campanaro and rookie Breshad Perriman currently sidelined with injuries, the Ravens are more likely to keep an extra receiver, which is good news for both Butler and sixth-round rookie Darren Waller.** It was interesting to note that rookie running back Terrence Magee played 15 offensive snaps and carried four times for 13 yards while second-year back Fitz Toussaint only saw duty on special teams on Saturday night.The Ravens are likely to carry an extra running back with Lorenzo Taliaferro sidelined with a knee injury for at least the next few weeks, and Saturday indicated that Magee is garnering strong consideration as the temporary No. 3 back behind starter Justin Forsett and rookie fourth-rounder Buck Allen.** Speaking of Allen, I can forgive his underwhelming rushing performance (24 yards on 12 carries) due to the injured state of the offensive line, but his goal-line fumble in the closing seconds of the first half didn’t sit well with Harbaugh and was inexcusable when you’re a step away from the end zone.“It’s just not possible to put runners out there that fumble the football,” Harbaugh said. “He’s going to have other opportunities and chances going forward, and I really believe he’s going to be a very good player. But, he’s going to have to learn from that.”Allen is going to receive plenty of carries with Taliaferro out, but there’s no quicker way to find your way to Harbaugh’s doghouse than to put the ball on the turf.** The run of injuries on the defensive line was the most disturbing development from Saturday’s game, but Kapron Lewis-Moore improved his chances of making the 53-man roster with a solid outing.It’s been a quiet summer for the 2014 sixth-round pick who missed each of the last two seasons with injuries, but he played the run well, making four tackles in 28 defensive snaps against the Redskins. If any of the injuries to Timmy Jernigan, Lawrence Guy, and DeAngelo Tyson linger into the start of the regular season, Lewis-Moore may find himself on the favorable side of the roster bubble.** I’ll spare you another negative review of backup Matt Schaub’s performance on Saturday, because it was obvious if you watched the game.However, I’d be interested to see how the Ravens would handle their backup quarterback spot if Schaub weren’t already guaranteed $2 million this season. To be clear, no one should confuse Bryn Renner with the next Frank Reich, but the young quarterback has played well enough this summer to garner a spot on the practice squad.** Rookie outside linebacker Zach Thompson only played 13 defensive snaps, but he was a member of the starting kickoff team, which is something to keep in mind in the final week of the preseason before final cuts next Saturday.
Kootenay South outscored Nelson Selects 5-2 to capture the two-game West Kootenay U15 Girl’s Soccer series Wednesday at the Lakeside Pitch.The contest was the second in as many days for the two West Kootenay rivals.Kootenay South opened the two-game set Tuesday at Haley Park in Warfield with a 4-1 decision over Nelson. The teams played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday in Nelson with Riley Zondervan scoring the lone goal for Nelson.Kootenay South now advanced to the zone final against the East Kootenay winner Friday.The Kootenay zone is engulfed in playdowns for the upcoming Provincial B Cup. The girl’s tournaments, for ages U13 – U18, is set for July 7-10 in Penticton.The Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup goes July 7-10 in West Vancouver.
print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Mick Culhane from the Salthill Knocknacarra club spoke earlier on this morning to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks about his plans for the future of Galway GAA as outlined in a four page manifesto (below) circulated to all the GAA clubs in the county and he began by explaining his decision to run for the position…(following 30 second ad) The Galway GAA County Board Convention takes place next Monday night, Dec 16th at 7pm in the Salthill Hotel and there will be a contest for the position of Chairperson between Pat Kearney and Mick Culhane.
UTSA got off to a fast start, using four home runs in the first two innings to build a 7-0 lead. Averaging 1.52 homers per game entering the matchup, the Roadrunners improved on their 12th-best mark in the NCAA on Monday against SFA. Megan Low opened the scoring with a two-run shot in the first inning. Tess Soefje and Madison Kinley started the second frame with back-to-back solo home runs before Courtney Buchman recorded a three-run dinger later in the inning. All seven Roadrunner runs in the first two frames were accounted for by a home run. UTSA added three more runs in the third and another in the fourth to build the 11-0 cushion. The Roadrunners notched 10 hits on the night compared to the Ladyjacks’ three. Chelsea Parker (7-2) picked up the win for UTSA after allowing just one hit in three scoreless frames. Makayla Sikes (1-7) took the loss for SFA after giving up four runs on four hits in one inning of work. UTSA 11, Stephen F. Austin 0 (5)SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin softball team dropped its sixth straight game on Monday evening, falling to UTSA 11-0 in five innings at Roadrunner Field. The Ladyjacks drop to 7-16 with the loss while the Roadrunners improve to 20-8 on the year. The Ladyjacks will next travel to play Texas State on Wednesday afternoon. The teams will play a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. Lindsay Campbell slapped her first double of the season with one out in the second inning, but couldn’t advance past the halfway point on the diamond. Taylor Vick and Katelyn Standley also provided hits for SFA in the game.
By Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – The Wisconsin Valley Union team of Marshfield, Stevens Point, Waupaca, and Wisconsin Rapids girls hockey came alive in the third period to overtake the Lakeland Thunderbirds in a Jan. 24 game at Marshfield Ice Arena.The teams were tied after Lakeland matched a Cadie Ash goal in the first period. Ash was assisted by Paige Bauer and Alayna Bruneau.After a scoreless second period, Union came back to score three more — one by Shelby Tryba, assisted by Lauryn Broecker and Bauer; another from Ash, assisted by Tryba and Bruneau; and a third by Lyndsey Glodosky, assisted by Bruneau. The strong third period gave Union a 4-1 non-conference win.Union is now 3-4 in the Eastern Conference and 7-8-1 overall.
Arsenal hero Merson says David Luiz should be captainby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says David Luiz should be made club captain.Currently without a permanent club captain, midfielder Graint Xhaka has been wearing the armband so far. Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Merson said: “David Luiz has got to be captain, he’s a serial winner. “People have a go at him because one week he’ll be a 2/10 and the next a 9/10, but he’s going to play every week.”Manager Unai Emery intends to a name his captain, or captains, after the Gunners’ Carabao Cup third-round tie against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The amount of outstanding property taxes in Fort St. John has dropped slightly compared to last year, though the City is still owed over $7.7 million.According to the City’s Finance Director Shirley Collington, the City was due to collect $50.6 million from the 9,323 tax notices that were mailed out in May.At the July 3rd deadline, the City had received 84.7 percent of the taxes owing, leaving $7,731,337.79 still owing. Collington said that the unpaid taxes don’t have a negative financial impact at this time, with the current outstanding taxes having been issued a 10 percent penalty.Any taxes still outstanding after January 1st, 2019 are charged daily compound interest.Collington said that while the $7.7 million in outstanding taxes is lower than last year’s nearly $8.7 million, it is far higher than the amount in 2015 when just under $5 million in property taxes weren’t paid by the City’s deadline.
Reaching far beyond any genre or label, Shinedown’s uplifting anthem “GET UP” – which has become a crossover hit at Hot AC after spending several weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart – has quickly became a beacon of light for listeners around the globe, offering an urgent and universal message of hope, empathy and encouragement that has been connecting with those going through hardships of all types and those supporting loved ones who may be struggling. Speaking to the human spirit in a time of need, “GET UP” was born from a very personal place, inspired by Brent watching his friend, Shinedown bassist Eric Bass, deal with clinical depression. Shinedown recently released a stunning new piano version of the song, propelled by the undeniable power of front man Brent Smith’s voice. PRESS HERE to listen to “GET UP (Piano Version).”“GET UP” has racked up more than 37 million streams, landed the band on Live with Kelly and Ryan, and was heard during the Walter Payton Award during the Super Bowl Pregame show among other television spots. Garnering praise from the likes of HuffPost, Salon, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Buzzfeed, Parade, Grammy.com, Popdust, No Depression and more with key playlisting on Spotify and Apple Music, “GET UP” broke a new record for Shinedown giving the band the most Rock Airplay Top 10s ever and their 13th #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart (the second most in the history of the chart, tied with Van Halen).Shinedown’s limited run of ‘An Evening With Shinedown’ shows is currently underway and offers fans a more intimate live experience, with the second of two back-to-back sold out shows at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville tonight. On June 21st, Shinedown kicks off their summer headlining run with support from Badflower, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and Broken Hands on coast-to-coast dates, and will headline WNOR Lunatic Luau 2019 on May 17 in Virginia Beach, VA, MMRBQ on May 18 in Camden, NJ, Rocklahoma on May 24 in Pryor, OK, Inkcarceration Festival on July 12 in Mansfield, OH, and Riff Fest on July 13 in Detroit, MI.Shinedown’s chart-topping album ATTENTION ATTENTION (PRESS HERE to listen), out now via Atlantic Records, simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and spawned current Top 10 Active Rock hit “MONSTERS”, #1 Active Rock hit “DEVIL,” and the rousing track “THE HUMAN RADIO”, in addition to “GET UP.” DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown has announced new fall tour dates on their 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour, produced by Frank Productions, with a stop in Dawson Creek on October 12, 2019.. Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and Savage After Midnight will support on select dates. Shinedown has been selling out arenas and receiving rave reviews during their tour, backed by their biggest, most eye-popping production yet.For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Venue and radio pre-sale tickets will begin May 16th at 10am local time. General on-sale begins May 17th at 10am local time. Full routing below. For more details, please visit www.shinedown.com.Tickets are priced at $73.50 & $63.50 plus applicable fees. Tickets may be purchased Friday, May 17 at 10:00 AM PST online at www.livenation.com or www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca or by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek or the Systems Sound Source Ticket Outlet in Fort St. John.
Colombia boss Jose Pekerman was pleased with their 3-0 win over Poland, but warned his side that they still need to improve if they are to continue with their World Cup campaignFollowing their disappointing 2-1 defeat to Japan in their Group H opener, Colombia produced a much-improved display at the Kazan Arena on Sunday with the returning James Rodriguez proving instrumental.The Bayern Munich loan star had to settle for the bench against Japan due to a late injury, but he was restored to the starting eleven by Pekerman over the weekend and inspired Colombia to a 3-0 thrashing of Poland with Rodriguez’s cross enabling defender Yerry Mina to head in the opening goal.Radamel Falcao then scored his first ever World Cup goal in the 70th minute of the game with Juan Cuadrado later taking advantage of Rodriguez’s sublime ball to slip through the Poland defence and add Colombia’s third of the game.But Pekerman is refusing to carried away with Colombia in need of another three points against Senegal in their final Group H game to ensure a spot in the last 16.“This victory will make us stronger,” said the Argentine, as stated on ESPN.“The level of our fitness is improving and today from beginning to end we stayed true to that style.Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group G George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group G, saw Robert Lewandowski draw another blank.What should have been a plane sailing group for Poland, has turned out to…“But we’re not going to go crazy, mentally we’re in a good place but we need to continue to improve because we are ambitious and we want to continue in this World Cup as we hoped. We are going to go forward with faith.”Defender Carlos Sanchez was sent off in Colombia’s 2-1 defeat to Japan in the third minute of the game for a deliberate handball and has since received death threats, which has caused concern among the squad after his fellow Colombian defender Andres Escobar was murdered for scoring an own goal at the 1994 World Cup.“He has had a very hard time these last few days,” said Pekerman.“We wanted to share this victory with him. I’m expressing it personally, but it’s something all the squad feels.”Pekerman added: “The player was deeply affected by this matter and I think we all understand football really is something else,”“These things shouldn’t even be said lightly. Whether it’s confirmed or not, this is something that is extremely painful.”