In 2019, the Zagreb County recorded 139.720 tourist arrivals, which is 14 percent more than in the same period in 2018 (123.008). The right to support for events important for the tourist offer of Zagreb County can be exercised by public institutions, cities and municipalities, tourist boards and associations of craftsmen who are registered in the Zagreb County and who organize events in its territory. The competition is open until March 10, 2020, and the text of the competition and application forms can be found here, The number of overnight stays also increased by 12 percent, from 205.003 to 229.827.Of the total number of arrivals, 107.821 guests were foreign guests and 31.899 domestic guests. Out of the total number of overnight stays in the Zagreb County, 169.732 overnight stays were realized by foreign guests, and domestic by 60.095 overnight stays. Positive tourism indicators in the last year Funds from the tender can be used to co-finance equipment rental, procurement of working / consumables related to the organization of events, rental of event space, rental of vehicles for the purpose of transport of organizers and contractors related to the organization, accommodation costs, travel costs, promotion costs, services security services and other costs of direct organization of the event. Zagreb County has announced a public tender worth one million kuna for the award of grants to events important for the tourist offer of Zagreb County in 2020. The applicant can apply for and receive grants for a maximum of two events, and the grant can amount to up to 75 percent of the eligible costs of the event for public institutions, cultural institutions, tourist boards and associations of craftsmen. Cities and municipalities can realize from 60 to 100 percent of the project value, depending on the development index of the local self-government unit. Tourists mostly stayed in hotels, household facilities and camps, and according to the organization of arrivals, as many as 75 percent of them came individually, while the other 25 percent came as an agency.
“We will assess him before Sunday to see whether he can play a part or not. “Darron Gibson (out for the entire season after cruciate ligament surgery) has been working with the team as well. “That is really good timing because he has been able to finish the season strong from his point of view. “I don’t know if Darron will make it in time to be involved with the squad but it is a positive sign nonetheless. “From that point of view it is the same squad that we had for Manchester City, apart from Ryan Ledson, who is going to join the England Under-17s setup at the European Championships where we wish him well.” Press Association A knee problem means the South African has not played since the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Arsenal at the start of March. “Steven has been working with the team and that is very positive,” manager Roberto Martinez told evertontv. Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar is set to return for their final match of the season at Hull on Sunday.
(ESPNCRICINFO) – An Indian player is among at least ten members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dubai. ESPNcricinfo understands there is only one player among those who tested positive, with the rest of them comprising support staff members and a few net bowlers.One of those found positive is the wife of a senior Super Kings official, though the official himself has tested negative.The infected persons are understood to have been moved to a different hotel from the team hotel, and are being monitored by medical personnel behind closed doors.As a result of this development, Super Kings have been forced to postpone the start of their training in Dubai to September 1.According to the IPL’s Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs), all those who tested positive will now need to undergo at least two weeks of further quarantine and clear two more tests before they can rejoin the group.ESPNcricinfo understands the positive test results are from the final round of testing in the UAE, which is part of IPL’s COVID-19 protocols comprising three tests that are mandatory for every person who is part of the tournament.As per the protocol, every person would get tested at the airport upon landing in the UAE, followed by two tests at the hotel on days 3 and 6.The protocol also makes it mandatory for everyone to undergo a six-day quarantine after landing, when they are not supposed to even mingle with team members or colleagues. Once the squad members clear all the mandatory tests only then can teams start their training.As per the original schedule, Super Kings would have started their training yesterday. However, their preparations are now in disarray. So far neither the franchise nor the IPL has made any public comment.The IPL is to start on September 19, but the schedule is yet to be finalised. The development is bound to put the IPL on alert simply because Super Kings, who finished runners-up in 2019, are expected to play defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener.Super Kings landed in Dubai on August 21 after part of their Indian contingent underwent a six-day conditioning camp in Chennai. That group included most of the senior Indian players in the squad including captain MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar and Piyush Chawla.What happens now?According to tournament’s SOPs, those who test positive have to be “immediately isolated from rest of the squad”, and it is understood this has been done with the infected persons having been moved out of the team hotel. The SOPs also say “contact tracing” should “commence immediately”.If the person is “asymptomatic or has mild symptoms”, then he/she would need to be isolated outside the bio-secure bubble for two weeks from the “first day of symptoms or a positive PCR test report whichever is later”.The individual cannot also train during the 14-day isolation period and is advised complete rest. If the symptoms worsen then he/she would be shifted to a tournament-accredited hospital.“After the 2 weeks isolation, the individual must return 2 negative PCR test reports done 24 hours apart before being permitted to re-enter the Bio-Secure Environment. After recovery, players must undergo a cardiac screening before resuming any team activities,” is what the IPL said while distributing the SOPs to franchise recently.Had ‘reservations’ about Chennai camp – Super Kings CEOIncidentally, Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan revealed he was skeptical about organising the camp in Chennai and that it was Dhoni who convinced him that the camp was necessary.“When we announced that the tournament (IPL) is going to happen, I had reservations about conducting the camp here because of the bio-bubble which we will have to observe,” Viswanathan said in a Super Kings video published on YouTube on August 26.“In fact, I even sent a message to him whether it will be worthwhile having a camp of five days before we leave for Dubai. But captain (Dhoni) was crystal clear in his thoughts.”Dhoni reasoned that the Chennai experience would also help players understand the basics of what being in a bubble meant.“He said: ‘No, Sir, we have not played for nearly 4-5 months. All of us need to get together. We should be in Chennai, in a bio-bubble, so that we get used to that when we land in Dubai. And also will help the boys getting in shape.’ This camp, though we had some reservations, has really helped. And I am very happy we were able to host the camp’.”
For the fourth year running, USC has placed in the top three institutions nationwide for fundraising. USC maintained its third- place position behind fundraising powerhouses Harvard University and Stanford University, which placed first and second, respectively. Alongside USC, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University and Yale University also rounded out the the top 10. The top 10 included mostly private schools like USC, with only two public schools, The University of California San Francisco and University of Washington. UCLA finished just outside the top 10 at No. 12. Combined, the top 10 schools collected almost a third of every dollar donated to U.S. colleges in 2016. Across the nation, donations to universities have kept up with the raising rate of inflation in 2016, reaching a combined $41 billion in donations, a growth of about 1.7 percent from the 2015 total. In total, the survey reports that USC raised more than $1 billion in gifts and new pledges in 2016, with nearly $667 million of them in cash. This marks an important benchmark on President C.L. Max Nikias’s Campaign For USC fundraising initiative, now in its sixth year, which has nearly reached its $6 billion fundraising goal to advance academic opportunities at USC as well as expand the University’s role as a positive impact on the global and local community. So far, the campaign has raised $5.89 billion from more than 300,000 donors.“USC’s fundraising momentum keeps building, confirming how much our community of supporters believe in the exciting growth at the university,” said Albert R. Checcio, USC’s senior vice president for university advancement, to USC News.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) is looked at by trainers after being injured in the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)Mike PelaiaIt’s only preseason and the 0-3 record means about as much as a 3-0 record would mean at this time but there are certainly some glaring issues the Steelers need to resolve before kickoff on September 8. Some of their issues are out of their control, such as injuries; but others like offensive play and mental mistakes are correctable. It seems that over the last few years injuries have plagued the Steelers during the season. Whether it is a product of age, poor conditioning or just bad luck, the injury bug crept up and bit the team right when they could afford it least. This season it’s hit early, hopefully that won’t be followed by often.The team has seen rookie running back LeVeon Bell go down with a foot sprain.The timetable for his return is not set but fortunately his injury is not as severe as originally thought. Bell was a standout in camp and was likely to be named starter when the season opened but that plan could be in jeopardy for the time being if he is unable to finish the pre-season. Isaac Redman and LaRod Stephens-Howling have seen injuries prevent them from playing in the pre-season games so far as well, leaving the running back position thin.Heath Miller’s timetable for a return from last year’s injury is not set but don’t expect him before mid-season at best. His replacement, Matt Spaeth, who returned to the team via free agency, is out 8 to 10 weeks with a foot injury of his own. Plaxico Burress tore his rotator cuff and his career may be over.Injuries happen every year but this team seems to have been hit hard very early.They’ll need to find a way to overcome them, quickly.Injuries may also be contributing to the inability to move the ball offensively. Don’t worry about Big Ben, he’ll be more than ready when the regular season starts but if this offensive line doesn’t shape up, he’ll be joining his teammates on the injury list, which will effectively end any chance the Steelers have. Many of these linemen are entering years 3 or 4 in the NFL and it’s time to put up or shut up. The o linemen still seem confused, slow and unable to protect Ben when there’s any kind of a pass rush. The receivers, while talented, seem to lack a true number one guy. Mike Wallace had some very well documented issues last season but he was the team’s best receiver and they lack that threat with this current group. Antonio Brown is great, but is he a true number one receiver; no, he’s not.Without a guy like Wallace on the other side, it’s much easier for defenses to shut Brown down and limit him to 4 or 5 balls a game. Brown is the hardest worker on the team and will do what he can but it’s going to be tough for this team to replace Wallace’s presence. Add in the fact they don’t have a tight end to throw to and the passing attack will be limited.To add to the offensive woes, the mental mistakes must stop. It was an issue last season and it’s proving to be again this year. The holding penalties are killer, the missed blocks, the incorrect routes, the blown coverages; these are all mental errors that must be rectified. The good news is this, its pre-season, it’s the time of year to mess up and work out your issues.The offensive issues and the mental mistakes are fixable; it takes practice, repetition and time. The injuries will heal but could linger into the season. If the next man up philosophy fails this year as it has in years past, the team’s issue will only be magnified and last year’s 8-8 will look glorious compared to what this year’s record will turn out to be. That all said, better early than late, better now than then and better fix soon or suffer the consequences later.
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