Tourist activity of the population of the Republic of Croatia in 2018

first_imgSince 2015 (the first data refer to 2014), the Central Bureau of Statistics has been publishing a statistical survey (sample-based estimate) Tourist activity of the population of the Republic of Croatia, and it presents data at the level of the entire year. From the results of such research, it is possible to see the tourist preferences of the Croatian population because the data show the motives of travel (for example, visiting relatives and friends, vacation), but also the reasons for not going on private multi-day trips. Such data, among other things, can serve as a basis for developing a business strategy for entrepreneurs engaged in tourism. Also, in 2018, there were 1,69 million people on at least one private multi-day trip (2017 million in 1,56), or 46,5% of the Croatian population (2017% in 43,1) aged 15 or more years. The most common motives for going on a private multi-day trip were a vacation at sea (31,2%), a visit to relatives and friends (30,6%) and sightseeing, excursions, culture and entertainment (13,7%). Namely, although domestic tourists in commercial accommodation facilities make up only about 7% of the total overnight stays throughout the year, in some months this number is significantly higher. Thus, domestic tourists in commercial accommodation facilities in January realize about 40% of total overnight stays, and in February, November and December about a third of total overnight stays. Precisely in the mentioned months, there is a weak utilization of tourist capacities, and increasing the volume of tourist traffic in those months would reduce the pronounced seasonality of Croatian tourism. Increasing the volume of tourist traffic in the weakest months can be achieved by attracting those residents of Croatia who go on trips only abroad. Namely, according to the CBS survey in 2018, published today, about 17% of the total population of Croatia (age groups 15 and older) who were on private multi-day trips, traveled only abroad (294 people) . This means that there is a significant segment of the Croatian population that spends its financial resources only abroad. The largest number of trips abroad was to Bosnia and Herzegovina (358%), Germany (21,7%) and Slovenia (13,3%).center_img Source: Croatian Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

Mary D. Halcomb

first_imgMary D. Halcomb, age 52, of Rising Sun, Indiana, entered this life on June 10, 1965, the daughter of, Willard and Wilma (Hampton) Halcomb. She was raised in Carlisle, Ohio and was a 1983 graduate of the Carlisle High School. Mary was a former Manager in the Meat Department for Wal-Mart in Aurora, Indiana, for several years and a lead cashier for Wal-Mart in Ohio. She resided in the Rising Sun community for the past three years with her sister, Kay Thies. Mary enjoyed playing bingo, cards, computer games, camping and going to the creek. Mary passed away at 11:50 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Mary will be missed by her sons, Michael Halcomb and his wife: Michelle of Middletown, OH and Daniel Halcomb of Red Lion, OH; her 5-grandchildren; her mother, Wilma (Hampton) Halcomb of Carlisle, OH; her sisters, Kay Thies of Rising Sun, IN, Grace Sparkman of Germantown, OH and Henrietta Harrell of Carlisle, OH.She was preceded in death by her father, Willard Halcomb.Private Family Services.Memorial contributions may be made to Mary D. Halcomb Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Duke contractors in Batesville Area

first_imgBatesville, IN—City of Batesville Officials are reporting that Duke Energy will have contractors in the area over the next 6 weeks. Duke Energy contracted PrecisionHawk to perform field equipment validation and verification services to identify any needed equipment upgrades in Batesville and surrounding area.The contractors will be traveling by foot and vehicle throughout the Batesville area as well as using a drone. They will be working on public streets and possibly any customer property with Duke Energy equipment. Contractors will have identification on them and will be in a grey Chevrolet SUV with Virginia license plates. If you have questions you may call Duke Energy Customer Service at 1-800-521-2232last_img

Nevis takes depleted Trial contest

first_imgPersistent rain saw conditions officially changed to ‘soft’ ahead of the Betfred Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield, leading to the withdrawal of likely favourite Greatwood and leaving the way clear for yet another Aidan O’Brien winner of a Classic trial this week in Nevis. Like Ruler Of The World and Magician at Chester, Ryan Moore did the steering and he soon had the son of Dansili at the head of affairs. Negotiating the downhill turn with what looked like real aplomb, Moore always had matters firmly in control and the 4-9 favourite readily asserted from three furlongs out, slamming Elidor by nine lengths. Kevin Buckley, Coolmore’s UK representative, said of the winner: “The ground changing wasn’t ideal, but he had travelled a long way and there was no point not running. He handled it OK, and he won decisively. “It will be up to Aidan what he does once he has seen the rest of the trials.” Luca Cumani said of Greatwood: “We didn’t run because of the ground and he will either go for the Dante and then the Derby, or the old Predominate at Goodwood then miss the Derby and go to Royal Ascot.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls His Removal a “Political Sham”

first_imgIsrael was referring to last week’s 25-15 vote in Tallahassee, in which the State Senate voted to uphold Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to remove Israel from office. Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says his removal from office was purely political.He tells a local reporter, “It was a political sham. They dealt from the bottom of the deck. We had no chance of ever prevailing.” DeSantis suspended Israel last January, claiming that Israel’s incompetence resulted in his deputies’ poor performance in responding to last year’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.Israel maintains that he was removed only because DeSantis is a Republican and Israel is a Democrat.He provided examples of other mass shootings around the country as proof of his explanation. He says, “No sheriff, no elected official, no police chief has been suspended. Just me.”Israel also referred to many of his deputies as “brave” and “heroes” in their response to the shooting. He adds, “We had one deputy that didn’t go in, referring to Deputy Scot Peterson. “It wasn’t a training issue. It wasn’t a policy issue. It was a fear issue.”The former sheriff says he will run again for that position in 2020, and that he believes the voters still want him as their sheriff.“They understand this election was stolen from them, that the 2016 election for sheriff was wiped out,” Israel says of voters. “The sheriff of any county in America is not the sheriff of one group of people or one city or one town or one area. You’re the sheriff of everyone in the county. As I’ve said all along, the only one responsible for taking lives that day was the evil killer,” referring to accused shooter Nikolas Cruz.850 WFTL’s Karen Curtis will soon interview Scott Israel, as well as his replacement and campaign rival, Gregory Tony.last_img read more

Dornsife launches first USC Japanese internment class

first_imgFor Matthew Weisbly, the period of Japanese internment during World War II is a crucial part of history often overlooked in school curriculums. Weisbly, a junior majoring in history, first heard about the internment when he was 12 or 13 years old from watching the film Come See the Paradise and remembered how his high school history class only spent one day on the topic. He soon realized the severity of these policies when he learned about his family’s history: Weisbly’s grandfather was a third-generation Japanese American who was detained to an Arizona internment camp.Dornsife associate dean for advanced and professional degrees Susan Kamei teaches “War, Race and the Constitution,” a class focused on World War II Japanese internment. Emily Smith | Daily Trojan“Ever since then, I went off and learned all I could about [the internment], and then I decided to become a history major in high school.” Weisbly said.“When I came to USC, we had to choose a field of study for history, so I was going to do Asian and Asian American history.”Weisbly, along with a dozen other students, are in a new history class called “War, Race and the Constitution,” which specifically concentrates on World War II Japanese internment and its present legal ramifications. Taught by Susan Kamei, USC Dornsife’s associate dean for advanced and professional degrees, it is the first class at USC that solely focuses on the internment.Lon Kurashige, a Dornsife history professor, reached out to Kamei to teach the class since Kamei was involved in the Redress Movement, which calls for apology and reparations for Japanese Americans’ treatment during World War II. Kamei emphasizes that the popularized term — internment — is legally incorrect, since the U.S. technically incarcerated over 120,000 people, two-thirds of whom were Japanese Americans. “Internment refers to alien enemies,” Kamei said. “Legally, you don’t intern American citizens. But because that’s the way it’s known, that’s a term that we can’t get around. I avoid using the word internment and talk about the different euphemistic terminology that was used by the government, [like] relocation camp or evacuation. In the course, we refer to it as incarceration.”In the class, students examine the U.S. Constitution and relevant   Supreme Court cases. The class visited the Japanese American National Museum and interacted with guest speakers such as Duncan Williams, a Dornsife professor of religion and East Asian languages and cultures. Students also have the chance to converse with Holly Yasui, the daughter of lawyer Min Yasui who fought the legality of Japanese exclusion, and Jay Hirabayashi, the son of sociologist Gordon Hirabayashi who was the plaintiff in the Hirabayashi v. United States case.Mai Mizuno, a junior majoring in international relations and philosophy, politics and law, is a first-generation Japanese American who did not have family members incarcerated in World War II. In fact, she had never learned of the Japanese internment camps in her hometown in Manhattan, Kan., until she arrived at USC.“It’s a very Japanese thing I think to suppress and not discuss things that were very painful in the past,” she said. “It was this crazy moment because I grew up in a very patriotic town in the Midwest, in a small town that was composed of farmers and military families. I would religiously stand up for the flag and every single day, recite the Pledge of Allegiance to this country and truly believe that it had done its best in the past to advocate for the values that were enshrined in the Constitution: equality and justice for all. To discover this in my 20s was such a shock.”According to Kurashige, the issue is not only the lack of awareness, but also a narrow perspective on Japanese incarceration among students. He argues there is a complexity to it that is often overlooked.“[Students] tend to see it as the equivalent for Asians to slavery,” Kurashige said. “They know it’s not the same, but in terms of what’s the worst thing that could happen or had happened to Asian Americans, the internment is just this complete utter violation of humanity … There’s an element of truth to that, and it’s not all fiction and made up, but it’s exaggerated. It’s distorted in a way that washes out the complexity of not just the experience, but of human capacity.”Russel Hash, a senior majoring in political science and president of USC Nikkei, a Japanese American culture club, said he would have taken the class if he had had the chance. Like Weisbly’s grandfather, his grandfather and many other family members were incarcerated during World War II. Even though Hash talked with his grandfather about the experience, he still struggles to bring the topic up in conversations with those who were interned.“How do you not talk to them about that? It’s impossible to describe,” Hash said. “You know you’re not supposed to, but you know you should. There are less and less of them every single day. If we don’t have this appropriate history, it’s going to be gone, and the moment we forget that this happened is the moment it happens again.”Today, the legacy of Japanese American internment continues, especially through the tension between national security and civil liberties. In Kamei’s opinion, the targeting of race and ethnicity during internment has transformed into the targeting of religion, evidenced by the Muslim travel ban and the president’s suggestion for a registry system.“After 9/11, there were cases and new congressional acts that expanded the government’s national security powers,” Kamei said. “The travel ban cases that are winding their way through circuit courts of appeal and to the Supreme Court [and the proposal] of a Muslim registry, these are issues that have come up in the past and they’re in our political landscape now. They will continue to come up in the future.”Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni noted the similarities between the World War II internment and the scope of policies enacted by the Trump administration. Although the U.S. is currently not at war with a state actor, Soni sees that the same sentiment of alienation persists.Keeping these issues in mind, Soni believes students have an essential role in preserving history to ensure that the future will be different.“I would hope that as students study history broadly can see, not just the Japanese American internment, [but] think deeply about why they’re studying history,” Soni said.  “It’s not just to learn about the past. It has to be also how we inform the future … That’s the power of education, that’s the power of this class, and that’s the opportunity that we have here at USC.”last_img read more

Madison Bumgarner outduels Clayton Kershaw again, Giants sweep Dodgers

first_imgBumgarner’s home run, initially estimated at 415 feet, will be the lasting image from the Giants’ 4-0 win over the Dodgers at AT&T Park. Yet the long shot wasn’t the Dodgers’ biggest problem Thursday. Not by a longshot.In losing all three games in San Francisco, the Dodgers failed to score a single run against starters Tim Hudson, Tim Lincecum and Bumgarner, who has now pitched the Giants to victory three times in three starts against Kershaw this season.“They threw strikes,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. “All three of them did a great job pounding the zone, keeping us on the defensive. They wiggled out of trouble. The few chances we had to put anything on the board, they made great pitches, really executed in those situations when they needed to.”The results weren’t pretty.The Dodgers extended their streak of innings without a run to 31. They extended their road losing streak against their rivals to six — the longest it’s been since 1972 — and were swept in consecutive series in San Francisco for the first time since 1961. “You saw 27 pretty good innings of baseball,” Ellis said of the series. “Unfortunately, we didn’t score any runs.”The Dodgers will try to right the ship Friday, when they begin a three-game series at home against the San Diego Padres.Kershaw, who pitched a season-best 7 1/3 innings despite not having “a whole lot in the tank.” When he left the game in the eighth inning, having thrown 99 pitches, it was close and there were two runners on base.The Giants then jumped on relievers Chris Hatcher and Paco Rodriguez for two quick runs, extending their lead to 4-0. Kershaw was charged with all four runs and saw his ERA jump to 4.32.The reigning National League MVP has a 2-3 record and four no-decisions in his nine starts. He admitted the season to this point has left him frustrated.The Dodgers’ 0-6 record in San Francisco hasn’t helped.“I don’t know about mystified, but there’s a reason — they have good pitching and this is a tough place to hit,” Kershaw said. “I think those things combined can make it tough sometimes, but we’ve won here before. Just going through a little slump, I guess.”San Francisco (23-18) is now just 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Dodgers (24-16) in the National League West standings after starting the season slowly.The Dodgers got off to a hot start, thanks mostly to their offense. They had only been shut out once prior to this week and were averaging five runs per game.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he isn’t worried about his offense but, as Kershaw said, “you never want to say you’re worried.”“We want to get everybody going at the same time,” the pitcher said. “Me included. I want to get going on a roll too. Once we get everybody clicking at the same time, we should be pretty good.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img SAN FRANCISCO >> Four hundred ten times before Thursday, a pitcher stood in the batter’s box against Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Four hundred ten times, the ball stayed in the ballpark.Just when it seemed as if San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner had done everything in his power to upstage Kershaw recently — pitch the Giants to a championship, claim the World Series MVP award, then beat Kershaw twice in the regular season — he did something no pitcher had ever done. He hit a home run against Clayton Kershaw.• Video: See Bumgarner hit HR off of Kershaw“Fastball right down the middle,” Kershaw said. “Should’ve had a little more respect for him, I guess.”last_img read more

Carlos Alcaraz, invited to the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

first_imgThe Murcian Carlos Alcaraz, thought-about the biggest promise of Spanish tennis, is the first participant invited by the Barcelona Open BancSabadell-Trophy Conde de Godó 2020, as introduced on Tuesday the event group.Alcaraz, 16, performed his first recreation on the skilled circuit in Rio de Janeiro final February, defeating Albert Ramos, and could have the alternative to take part in its second ATP 500, between April 20 and 26, on the tracks of the RCT Barcelona-1899.The disciple of Juan Carlos Ferrero He’ll share the invoice with a few of the finest gamers in the skilled circuit, corresponding to the Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista, the Austrian Dominic Thiem, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Japanese Kei Nishikori. “Alcaraz is a participant in coaching interval who has distinctive circumstances that permit him to play towards main rivals. No person is aware of how far it might probably go, however we’re all satisfied that it will likely be far-off. And in the meantime, a event like ours can’t miss its evolution “, stated the former David Ferrer, Godó sports activities director.In 2019, with 15 years, Alcaraz made his first look in the Barcelona open, the place he fell eradicated at the palms of the Portuguese Pedro Sousa in the first recreation of the earlier section.On this season, The tennis participant of El Palmar has performed three tournaments of the Future class, with two victories (Manacor) and one remaining (Antalya), and has made his ATP debut in Rio, the place he succumbed to Federico Coria in the second spherical.The official checklist of gamers who will take part in the event might be introduced subsequent Tuesday, in the act of presentation of this new version, which might be held as regular in the Saló de Cent of the Barcelona Metropolis Council.last_img read more

Neighbourhood scuffle lands 2 in court

first_imgTwo residents of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown on Monday found themselves before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, facing charges of causing actual bodily harm and common assault.Kerwin Baksh, 33, of North Ruimveldt Squatting Area, Georgetown denied the charge which stated that on November 9, 2018 at Well Road, North Ruimveldt, n he assaulted Marcellus Gladstone causing him actual bodily harm.Meanwhile, the 55-year-old Gladstone, of Lot 3 North Ruimveldt, was also charged for assaulting Baksh at Well Road. He denied the allegation made out against him.According to the facts presented in court, both men were involved in a heated argument after Gladstone allegedly blocked the passageway of Baksh’s home. The argument escalated into a scuffle whereby Baksh reportedly hit Gladstone in the face with a brick. The matter was later reported, and the two men were cross charged.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore made no objections to bail being granted to the defendants.As a result, Magistrate Latchman granted Baksh bail in the sum of $60,000, while Gladstone was released on $10,000 bail. The matters were adjourned to November 21, 2018.last_img read more

Interpersonal violence a public security concern ꟷ Granger

first_img…admits Guyana has highest rates of femicide in CaribbeanExpressing concern over the prevalence of interpersonal violence in schools, homes and communities, President David Granger on Saturday declared the scourge a public security concern.President David GrangerThe President was at the time addressing attendees at the Guyana Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, which was held at the Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Church Street. Saturday marked their centennial celebration and with the theme being the family, Granger noted that interpersonal violence was eroding family life.“Thirty or 40 years ago, we regarded domestic violence as a private matter. A man beating his wife or a wife beating her husband was regarded as a family affair. And school fights were dismissed with the old cliché, boys will be boys. Some of the mothers beating the teachers. Things have changed. Interpersonal violence has now become a public security concern”.“It is one of the most vicious crimes in the country. It happens at wedding parties, in the hinterland, mining camps. We seem to have people who cannot resolve their differences in discussion. Some of them grew up in villages (where) they went home to see daddy beating mommy. They go to school, teachers beating children. So they believe if they have a problem, they have to beat somebody”.Granger also referred to child sexual abuse and incest as a form of violence against children. He also lamented Guyana’s relatively high rates of femicide and suicide, citing reports such as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.“Domestic violence has resulted in discord, in division, and sometimes in death within families. Domestic violence involving intimate partners and spouses increased by 14 per cent, between 2011 and 2017. Females accounted for more than 80 per cent of all domestic violence victims”.“Then we have femicide, the killing of a woman or girl and Guyana has one of the highest rates of femicide in the Caribbean, according to the ECLAC study. And suicide is a social ill, a form of violence, self-inflicted. And this has had a deleterious effect on families”.The event that Granger attended saw a number of religious leaders within the church also addressing the issue of family life. The President was also presented with various literature on the topic, while a plaque was unveiled commemorating the centennial.Interpersonal violence has taken on a national prominence of recent because of high profile cases that have made their way into the public discussion through social media. In one case, a male Richard Ishmael student was caught on video brutally assaulting a female student.In another case, a teacher was violently assaulted, allegedly by the parent of one of her students, in retaliation for the purported abuse of the child while in school. It subsequently emerged that that parent was fingered in the beating of another woman at her husband’s workplace.last_img read more