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ADAC: Croatia third, and Istria the most popular region for summer travel

first_imgA new ADAC analysis shows where German tourists traveled by car on their summer trip. And just released new ADAC data confirmed that the announcements were correct – Istria has been declared the most popular region for summer travel during the covid crisis. As in previous years, Germany ranks first among the most popular holiday destinations: with 33,3 percent. Italy follows with 14,9 percent – albeit with big losses, while Croatia recorded the highest growth and ranked third with 14,3 percent. Spain no longer enters the top ten countries, up from seventh last year. Camping in Germany and Croatia is booming It was among the most popular holiday regions according to the ADAC this year Research i Dalmacija, which are in the first two places. However, regardless of the fact that a part of the passengers spent their summers in Germany, the data show that Croatia is at the very top, more precisely among the TOP 3 destinations, with the highest growth. ADAC is the largest German and European car club with more than 18 million members whose camping guide is the most important source of information for German guests. Croatian camps recorded the highest quality growth in Europe, Holidays at the camp have also experienced a boom this summer. For campers, Germany is also in first place with 35,1 percent and is also recording significant growth here. Croatia (15,4 percent) was second only to Italy (14,9 percent) compared to the previous year. For the first time, Switzerland also placed in the top ten. In the edition of the popular “camping bible” for 2020, Croatian camps recorded the highest growth in quality in Europe, among which Istrians have the highest average rating of 4,1 (the highest is 5). Otherwise, according to a recently published study TOMAS CROATIA 2019 “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia” as many as 73% of guests come to Adriatic Croatia by car, 19% by air and 6% by bus. Istria is in July according to a study by ADAC, the largest German and European car club, in times of crisis caused by the pandemic, it was declared the most popular holiday region for German motorists, who have been showing their commitment to it for 10 years. As in previous years, the ADAC assessed the route requirements of its members and compared them with previous years. Due to Corona’s limitations, the travel period between May and September was specifically considered this year. Restrictions during that period had a noticeable impact on travel behavior, so many travelers opted for a vacation in their home country, the ADAC points out. The highest category ADAC Superplatz for 2020. Aminess Sirena and Aminess Maravea Camping Resort in Novigrad, Val Saline and FKK-Camping Valalta in Rovinj, Lanterna Premium Camping Resort near Tara and Istra Premium Camping Resort in Funtana, which also won a special award for innovation and development – ADAC Innovation & Progress Award 2020. Germany and Croatia at the top last_img read more

Former Tottenham coach Clive Allen recalls almost punching Arsene Wenger before Carlo Cudicini stepped in

first_imgAllen was insistent on a handshake from Wenger (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)‘I stuck out my hand to shake, but he just walked past me, because he’d lost. That’s the way he is. I chased after him down the tunnel,’ Allen wrote in his autobiography Up Front, published by the Evening Standard.‘“Come on Arsene!” I shouted. “Are you a man or a mouse? Shake my hand.” He wouldn’t.‘At that point, I lost it. The tunnel area was teeming with stewards, press and the players, who were beginning to make their way off the pitch. I couldn’t believe his attitude.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘“Where are you walking to? You’re a mouse!” I screamed at him. I was ready to blow. “Just because we’ve won for once!”‘I called him a few choice names. He kept looking at me, edging away. I was ready to punch him.‘Just as I went to swing for him, reserve goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini saved the day. He threw his arm over my shoulder. “Clive, what was the score?” he said, smiling. He dragged me away and into our dressing room.’ Arsene Wenger narrowly avoided an assault from Clive Allen (Picture: Getty Images)Former Tottenham coach Clive Allen has admitted that he came close to punching former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, before Carlo Cudicini intervened.Allen, a start striker for Spurs in the 1980s, says that bad blood began bubbling between him and Wenger when the Frenchman labelled Tottenham ‘cheats’ after a match in April 2006 which ended 1-1.Wenger famously reacted badly to the ball not being put out of play when two Arsenal players were injured, arguing with then Spurs manager Martin Jol on the touchline and later accusing the Tottenham coaching staff of cheating.Allen was far from impressed by this accusation and vowed to ‘shake Wenger’s hand as a winner’ as soon as possible.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhile not the next time Spurs would beat their north London rivals, Allen made the bid for the handshake, after a 2-1 win in the Premier League in October 2011, and Wenger was not interested. Former Tottenham coach Clive Allen recalls almost punching Arsene Wenger before Carlo Cudicini stepped in Wenger ignored Allen’s bid for a shake (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Allen signed for Arsenal before he moved to Spurs, but never played a league game for the Gunners despite arriving from QPR for £1.25m in 1980.The forward did not fit into the formation being used by Arsenal at the time and was moved on to Crystal Palace before turning out in the league, with Kenny Samson going the other way and going on to become a Gunners legend.MORE: Arsenal issue Alexandre Lacazette injury update ahead of Sheffield United clashMORE: Mesut Ozil insists he’ll see out Arsenal contract despite struggles under Unai Emery Metro Sport ReporterThursday 17 Oct 2019 11:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link270Sharescenter_img Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Kippa-Ring ends the year with its richest house sales on record

first_imgGreat things are expected of the Kippa-Ring property market in 2019 with large blocks close to the water attracting families.TWO houses have broken the suburban house price record in Kippa-Ring within the last month, confirming the suburb’s spot on an elite list of Australian suburbs to watch in 2019.In a stunning end to the year, the near new 66 Centaur Street broke the record by $22,000 when it sold privately for $697,000 on November 19. Inside 66 Centaur St, Kippa-Ring, that sold for $697,000.“The property itself offered the complete package for a new homebuyer,” agent Rebecca Matthews said.“It’s a six month old property, and the vendors designed the home quite well.”Mr Reid said the image of Kippa-Ring as only a great place for investors needed to change, with the suburb’s proximity to quality schools, retail and infrastructure, making it attractive to families.The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistic census figures from 2016 show there are more rental properties in Kippa-Ring than the state or national average, with 35.2 per cent of homes rented.A total of 159 properties have sold in the 12 months to September, representing a growth of 3.6 per cent, compared to 95 sales in Newport which is a drop of 6.1 per cent in 12 months. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN KIPPA-RING MAP: Kippa-Ring in light green just beside the canals of Newport. on the Redcliffe Peninsula.The median house price in Kippa-Ring is currently $435,000 compared to Newport’s $770,000, according to CoreLogic property data.But in November, increased sales demand saw the Price Predictor Index put Kippa-Ring on the national list of hottest suburbs to watch in 2019.Only two other Brisbane suburbs made the list, Graceville and Indooroopilly.The completion of the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line in 2016 has been credited with raising Kippa-Ring’s suburban profile.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019 Kippa-Ring is the retail and transport heart of the Redcliffe Peninsula while only a short drive to beaches.The suburb is also home to two of the peninsula’s main shopping centres.Crown Properties sales associate Cameron Reid sold 38 Kurumba St, and said buyers were missing out on a great opportunity by refusing to look in Kippa-Ring. The new suburb house price record is now held by this property at 38 Kurumba St, Kippa-Ring.The Redcliffe Peninsula suburb has been seen as a poor cousin to neighbouring Newport since part of Kippa-Ring was excised to help create Newport in 2008.center_img >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< “I’m a big fan of Kippa-Ring,” he said.“People are paying big dollars for Newport homes and 150m away we have sea breezes and water views and big parcels of land.”He said 38 Kurumba St on 625sq m was sold before its first open home to a family with three children who had been looking at Newport properties.“It went on the market on a Thursday, the buyers came through on Friday and an offer was made on the Saturday.”The property had been subdivided from a 1232sq m allotment that was bought for $670,000 earlier this year. The original block at 38 Kurumba St, Kippa-Ring, that was subdivided into two allotments.The original house was moved to one block and a new house built on the subdivision.It was a first offer that also bought the five-bedroom house at 66 Centaur St after its second open house. NVRE estate agent Rebecca Matthews said the buyers had been renting in the area after moving to Queensland from interstate. This house at 66 Centaur St, held the Kippa-Ring house price record for just under a month.This week, the brand new five-bedroom house at 38 Kurumba Street sold before it’s first open home for $710,000.last_img read more

Proserv Gets New CEO After Restructuring

first_imgProserv, an energy services company, has completed financial restructuring with aim to strengthen the long-term plans of the company.Through a debt-for-equity exchange and injection of a $50 million investment, the company’s two largest lenders – KKR and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management – will become owners of the company.As part of the restructuring, David Lamont is stepping down as CEO.KKR and Oaktree representatives Lauren Krueger and Colin Smith, jointly said: “Now that the restructuring process is complete, we look forward to the next stage of the company’s evolution which we believe is very bright. At this time, we would also like to thank David Lamont for his leadership at Proserv for the last several years and for all he’s done to position the company for future success.”David Currie, who previously held positions as CEO of JDR Cable Systems and UK President for Aker Solutions, will assume the role of CEO.He said: “I am delighted to join the Proserv team and embark on this exciting next chapter for the company. With committed shareholders, a strong balance sheet, and a more positive evolving outlook in our sector, we are well positioned to drive significant growth across our business by providing superior value to our customers.”last_img read more

Minister supports breastfeeding mother

first_imgOtago Daily Times 26 Oct 2012Justice Minister Judith Collins says she cannot think of “anywhere” breast-feeding can be considered “offensive”. She could not comment on Judge Kevin Phillips’ decision to eject a Wanaka woman from the Queenstown District Court on Tuesday for breast-feeding her child, but as a mother who had breast-fed a child, Ms Collins said “it’s better to feed a child than let a child cry”. “I obviously can’t comment on what judges do in their courts … [They] are the masters and mistresses of their courts,” Ms Collins told the Otago Daily Times yesterday. “But I would have thought that most people are not offended at the sight of a mother breast-feeding a little baby and I can’t think of anywhere this is considered to be offensive. “There is nothing … unusual about it; they should be congratulated.” The ODT yesterday reported Judge Phillips had questioned why there was “a baby being breast-fed in my courtroom” when Catherine Owen, of Wanaka, started breast-feeding her 18-week-old daughter in the court. Ms Owen was in court supporting her partner, who was due to appear before Judge Phillips.….Human Rights Commission media spokesman Gilbert Wong said the commission supported any woman who chose to breast-feed her child in public or at work, but courts were exempt under a section in the Human Rights Act 1993. Law Society president Jonathan Temm said breast-feeding in the public gallery of a courtroom could be a “catalyst” to angry scenes in an already tense environment. Mr Temm said the Law Society did not have a view on whether women should be allowed to breast-feed in courtrooms. But he added it absolutely respected a judge’s right to determine what was appropriate in his or her courtroom.http://www.odt.co.nz/news/queenstown-lakes/232043/minister-supports-motherlast_img read more

Victim of alledged fire-bombing not cooperating with police, says Police Chief

first_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Victim of alledged fire-bombing not cooperating with police, says Police Chief by: – June 24, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Police Chief Mr. Cyril Carette. Photo credit: GIS NewsPolice Chief Cyril Carrette during a talk show on Kairi FM revealed that despite claims by Glensworth Emmanuel, the victim of an alleged ‘fire-bombing’ incident on christmas morning last year that the police department are not fully investigating the matter, they are in fact on top of the investigation.He intimated to the host of the program that investigations are conducted from inside out and that Mr. Emmanuel has refused to co-operate with the police and has also barred his wife from giving a statement.“You are the first person to subject yourself to an interview from the police, you must give the police  information then the police will investigate that matter from the inside out. To this day, what I need to say despite all the media glitz and publicity Mr. Emmanuel has refused to subject himself to any interview from the police and has refused to allow his wife to be interviewed by the police as well. How does the police continue?”He further explained that one can prepare their own statement or have this done by a solicitor on their behalf which is what Mr. Emmanuel did several days after the incident occurred and questioned whether this action is indicative of full cooperation on Mr. Emmanuel’s part.Click here to listen to Mr. Carette: To date an individual who is in police custody has confessed to the alledged crime but according to police reports he has not yet been charged because his accomplice has fled the state and the evidence does not add up sufficiently.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

DAPD to hold annual Dollar Day tomorrow

first_imgImage via: commissaries.comThe Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD Inc.) will tomorrow hold its 6th Annual National Dollar Day under the theme for which is “Ensuring our Future: Maintaining our Relevance with Dominica’s Support”. Dollar Day is DAPD Inc.’s way of mobilizing financial support at the national level to complement funds which are donated from external agencies. This year the association through its Executive Director Nathalie Murphy is making a special appeal to the general public to support their Dollar Day initiative particularly since their headquarters has been burglarized twice within two months.“We make a “special” appeal to Corporate Citizens, Embassies, Faith Based Organizations, Professionals in various fields of endeavours, Educational Institutions, Local Government Authorities, Politicians, Government Departments, Visitors, Men, Women and children across the length and breadth of Dominica and citizens from all walks of life to contribute towards this venture”. Five desktop computers DELL OPTIPLEX 760, five monitors DELL 170FPVt, two keyboards and two mouse Equipment valued at over $20,000.00 were reported stolen on 28th July, 2011; which had been donated by the Japanese Government in 2009.The contributions can be mailed or delivered to the association’s headquarters in Goodwill, Roseau. Dominica Association of Persons with DisabilitiesCanal Lane, GoodwillP. O. Box 2359RoseauCommonwealth of Dominica Dominica Vibes News 18 Views   no discussions LocalNews DAPD to hold annual Dollar Day tomorrow by: – October 27, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Newly-appointed World Bank vice president to visit Haiti

first_imgNewsRegional Newly-appointed World Bank vice president to visit Haiti by: – February 7, 2012 Share 8 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet WASHINGTON, CMC – The World Bank newly-appointed vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Hasan Tuluy, is to begin a two-day visit to Haiti on Wednesday, his first official visit to the region since taking office on January 1, the bank said in a statement.Following talks on Monday with the visiting Haitian prime minister Garry Conille in Washington, Tuluy will travel to Port au Prince where he will discuss the bank’s role in the earthquake-ravaged country’s reconstruction and development with the finance minister André Lemercier Georges.Conille is currently leading a five-day mission to Washington that includes talks with the International Monetary Fund and leaders in the US Congress.The Washington-based financial institution said Tuluy will also talk with government officials and business leaders about Haiti’s growth opportunities, as the country rebuilds an economy that has lost more than its entire value.“This is my first official trip, and it reflects the priority we give Haiti,” Tuluy said, adding that he looks forward to seeing first-hand how, two years after the devastating earthquake, “reconstruction is gaining momentum with tangible results on the ground.”“In spite of the many challenges, a lot has been achieved through the joint efforts of Haitians and international partners,” he continued, pledging “significant human and financial resources” to Haitian reconstruction.On Wednesday, Tuluy and the Haitian minister for public works, Jacques Rousseau, will meet at the Office of Building Assessments, an agency the World Bank helped to create after the 2010 earthquake.During its first eight months, the agency evaluated 400,000 buildings in Port-au-Prince and developed guidelines and building codes for safe public buildings, schools and hospitals, the World Bank said.The ministry also houses the database that “allows the risks to which every village or town in Haiti is exposed to be identified, providing crucial information to reduce the population’s vulnerability to disasters in the entire country,” the bank said.Tuluy will also visit the Pétionville Club Camp, home to thousands of earthquake refugees whom the World Bank is helping to relocate to permanent housing.A 95-million-US-dollar project is to house 85,000 people, and upgrade neighbourhoods and basic services for 300,000 others, the bank said. The project also provides rent subsidies to help families move out of the camps.On Friday, Tuluy will visit a primary school that received tuition waivers and school feeding financed by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).Since the earthquake, the World Bank said it has funded 210,000 tuition waivers and school meals for 75,000 children every day.The bank is funding a project to give as many 175,000 Haitian children between ages six and 12 access to primary school.The bank said it was helping boost Haiti’s disaster risk management, agriculture and business development through a crisis response programme worth 255 million dollars.The World Bank said the Haitian economy contracted by 5.4 per cent in 2010, but is projected to have grown by 5.1 percent in 2011, in large part due to reconstruction efforts.The January 12, 2010 earthquake left over 220,000 Haitians dead and a further 300,000 injured, significantly worsening poverty and living conditions for the poorest nation in the Americas.The World Bank estimates that the quake wiped out about 120 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the total value of goods and services in the economy.Antigua Observerlast_img read more

3 nabbed for ‘illegal’ trade of petroleum products

first_imgThe suspects were detained in thecustodial facility of the San Jose municipal police station, facing charges./PN They were caught in the act of engagingin the illegal trade of petroleum products during a checkpoint operation around10:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, a police report showed. Recovered from their possession were3,100 liters of gasoline contained in 155 drums and the transport truck theyused, it added. Police officers inspect the transport truck of Edwin Gerona, Jake Gerona and Nolasco Cahilig Jr containing 3,100 liters of gasoline in 155 drums. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PNcenter_img Police identified the suspects as EdwinGerona, Jake Gerona and Nolasco Cahilig Jr. SAN JOSE, Antique – Three persons werenabbed for illegal trade of petroleum products in Barangay San Angel. last_img read more

Lady Bulldog Spikers Take 2 Of 3 From Lady Wildcats

first_imgDogs win two of three matches in the Dog Pound.From freshman Coach Erin Trenkamp.Tonight the freshman Batesville bulldogs had their closing game of the season.  We went out looking absolutely amazing, and taking the win in two games.  Game 1 was by far serving that took us to a win.  Sophie Lee served  us 8pts with 5 aces, and Regina Gerstbauer got us 7pts 1 ace.  Solid serving all around.  Our net play was also spectacular.  We worked hard to get to this point and they put it all together.  Game 2 was a great game.  Serving was Katie Shane with 4pts, Faith Tekulve and Regina Gerstbauer with 3pts each, Sophie Lee with 2pts, and Sydnee Schaefer with 1pt.  Bella Shields had some great digs in the back row. Scores were Game 1: 25-8, Game 2: 25-19.   Freshman finish 2-2 in the EIAC and 5-3 overall. Nice finish to the season ladies.From JV Coach Shelly Prickel.The Batesville Lady Bulldog JV team lost a hard fought battle to Franklin County in 3 games. Scores were 25-21, 25-20, and 16-14. Serving was not a strong suit for the match as the team failed to convert on match point in the 3rd set. Shelby Westerfeld led the front row attack with 6 kills in 17 swings, while Katie Bedel was close behind with 5 in her 16 attempts. Kerigan Haskamp and Bedel stepped up to play strong in the back row in the critical 3rd set. The team’s record falls to 12-5.The Varsity match up was less exciting than the JV Match, as Batesville controlled the match in every aspect.  The girls went out focused and played the pass/serve game extremely well.  We had long service runs, multiple aces from different players and hot attacks from across the front line.  41 Kills and 13 Aces pretty much takes care of two of the three sets.  #23 Hattie Westerfeld was the hot hand last night coming out with a 20 Kill Match, followed by # 5 Macy Prickel with 9 kills herself. #5 also had the Ace lead for the night with four as she dominated the last nine points of set 3 taking us form a 16-16 tie to the win.Dogs over Wildcats:  25-10, 25-9, 25-16.  Varsity is now 14-11 overall, and 6-5 in the EIAC.We will travel to rival Greensburg for EIAC tip off on Monday, October 1st.  JV game time will be 5:00, with varsity following.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more