Mandate for five new representatives of local tourist boards of Zadar County confirmed

first_imgThe 2nd Assembly of the Zadar County Tourist Board was held in the Zadar City Hall, at which the mandate for five new representatives of local tourist boards was confirmed: Sofija Torbarina Ruljančić (Sukošan Municipality Tourist Board), Tomislav Mikulić, (Bibinje Municipality Tourist Board), Ivan Perinić (Vrsi Municipality Tourist Board) ), Boris Lonić (Kukljica Municipality Tourist Board) and Toni Antišin (Preko Municipality Tourist Board).   When we talk about Zadar County, it is important to point out that last year a new brand identity of Zadar County was presented, as well as a recent important survey conducted in 2018 on tourists using low-cost airlines who stayed in Zadar County. Find out more in the attachment. Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin announced the recent official opening of the Gaženica port passenger terminal, which should bring a new qualitative step forward to our tourism, and especially stressed the importance of the recently signed tripartite agreement to expand Zadar Airport capacity, including runway extension, construction of a new parking lot and expansion. passenger buildings. The project is worth almost 500 million kuna, and the project documentation is being prepared. Golden pen in Zadar County  RELATED NEWS: Zadar County and the city of Zadar will host the event “Golden Pen”, which will be held from 4-7. April 2019. On this occasion, the Croatian National Tourist Board will gather the best foreign tourist journalists and directors of CNTB offices and award the best reports. The event will be held during the “Tuna & Sushi Festival”, so the participants of the “Golden Pen” will visit the Festival.  The presentation emphasized, among other things, the key points of product development with the greatest development potential (cultural and experiential, active, rural, nautical), the continuation of new long-term product development projects and additional offers (Development of cyclo-tourist destination, Development of regional Destination Management company) and the project Labeling quality in family accommodation “Welcome” which currently has about 300 members.  The director of the Zadar County Tourist Board, Mihaela Kadija, stated that the total revenues in 2018 amounted to HRK 7.066.000, which is 3% more than planned. The largest part of 65% is income from the sojourn tax in the amount of HRK 5.599.000. When the transferred revenues from previous years are added to that, the Community had a total of HRK 8.683.000 at its disposal. Total expenses were realized in the amount of HRK 6.877.000. At the end of 2018, a surplus of revenues of HRK 1.806.000 was generated, which is necessary, as every year, for the functioning of the office and the execution of activities in the first six months until the beginning of the inflow of revenues in the summer months. Attachment: Report on the work program of the Zadar County Tourist Board for 2018 RESEARCH: THE SUN AND THE SEA ARE NO LONGER THE MAIN MOTIVE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF TOURISTS IN ZADAR AND ZADAR COUNTY NEW MEMBERS OF ZADAR COUNTY TU TOURIST COUNCIL ELECTEDlast_img read more

Why Gay ‘Marriage’ Has Not Cured Gay Loneliness

first_imgCharisma News 30 February 2017Family First News: This is a fascinating read…“This feeling of emptiness, it turns out, is not just an American phenomenon. In the Netherlands, where gay marriage has been legal since 2001, gay men remain three times more likely to suffer from a mood disorder than straight men, and 10 times more likely to engage in ‘suicidal self-harm.’ In Sweden, which has had civil unions since 1995 and full marriage since 2009, men married to men have triple the suicide rate of men married to women.”… Why is it that there are other sub-groups in our society that would seemingly experience high levels of minority stress due to their numbers, their isolation and their social status, and yet experience few of the emotional or physical traumas experienced in the LGB community?”Michael Hobbes, the author of the article on “The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness,” writes “the gay community has made more progress on legal and social acceptance than any other demographic group in history.” Yet, he laments, “even as we celebrate the scale and speed of this change, the rates of depression, loneliness and substance abuse in the gay community remain stuck in the same place they’ve been for decades. Gay people are now, depending on the study, between 2 and 10 times more likely than straight people to take their own lives. We’re twice as likely to have a major depressive episode. And just like the last epidemic we lived through, the trauma appears to be concentrated among men. In a survey of gay men who recently arrived in New York City, three-quarters suffered from anxiety or depression, abused drugs or alcohol or were having risky sex—or some combination of the three.”Can this be blamed primarily on “homophobia”? Hardly. Hobbes cites Christopher Stults, “a researcher at New York University who studies the differences in mental health between gay and straight men.” Stults stated that, “Marriage equality and the changes in legal status were an improvement for some gay men. But for a lot of other people, it was a letdown. Like, we have this legal status, and yet there’s still something unfulfilled.”Could it be that, generally speaking, there’s something intrinsically unfulfilling about homosexual relationships? Could it be that, by divine intent, ultimate relational fulfillment for human beings can be found only in heterosexual marriage? I’m sure many gay readers will say to me, “Obviously, you don’t know me or the relationship I have with my spouse. How dare you make such a generalization!” But I’m merely asking questions based on: 1. the data being presented here; 2. biblical reasoning; and 3. testimonies from ex-gays, who have spoken to me about the qualitative differences between their old, homosexual relationships and their current heterosexual marriage.Interestingly enough (and sadly enough), Hobbes explains that, “This feeling of emptiness, it turns out, is not just an American phenomenon. In the Netherlands, where gay marriage has been legal since 2001, gay men remain three times more likely to suffer from a mood disorder than straight men, and 10 times more likely to engage in ‘suicidal self-harm.’ In Sweden, which has had civil unions since 1995 and full marriage since 2009, men married to men have triple the suicide rate of men married to women.”…. Looking back to the mid-20th-century, Hobbes notes that initially, researchers in the ’50s and ’60s attributed the mental and emotional problems experienced by a large percentage of gay men to “homosexuality itself, just one of many manifestations of what was, at the time, known as ‘sexual inversion.’” But, he continues, “As the gay rights movement gained steam … homosexuality disappeared from the DSM and the explanation shifted to trauma.”In short, gay suicides and gay depression and other emotional (and physical and social) problems were believed to be the fault of a homophobic society. But as Canadian researcher Travis Salway reviewed the data, he realized that, “The problem wasn’t just suicide, it wasn’t just afflicting teenagers and it wasn’t just happening in areas stained by homophobia. He found that gay men everywhere, at every age, have higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, incontinence, erectile dysfunction,⁠ allergies and asthma—you name it, we got it. In Canada, Salway eventually discovered, more gay men were dying from suicide than from AIDS, and had been for years.”Indeed, says Alex Keuroghlian, a psychiatrist at the Fenway Institute’s Center for Population Research in LGBT Health, “We see gay men who have never been sexually or physically assaulted with similar post-traumatic stress symptoms to people who have been in combat situations or who have been raped.” These researchers describe this phenomenon as “minority stress.” As Hobbes explains, “In its most direct form, it’s pretty simple: Being a member of a marginalized group requires extra effort.”…. why is it that there are other sub-groups in our society that would seemingly experience high levels of minority stress due to their numbers, their isolation and their social status, and yet experience few of the emotional or physical traumas experienced in the LGB community?Hobbes closes his article with these words: “I keep thinking of something Paul, the software developer, told me: ‘For gay people, we’ve always told ourselves that when the AIDS epidemic was over we’d be fine. Then it was, when we can get married we’ll be fine. Now it’s, when the bullying stops we’ll be fine. We keep waiting for the moment when we feel like we’re not different from other people. But the fact is, we are different. It’s about time we accept that and work with it.’”READ MORE: read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, Belgium vs England: Red Devils beat England to claim World Cup bronze

first_imgNew Delhi: Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Belgium and England lock horns for the second time in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 as they eye for a third place finish at Saint Petersburg.Key battle: As long as they are not rested, England’s Harry Kane (six) and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku (four) will both be looking to finish the WC with the much-coveted Golden Boot.Stat attack: The last four World Cup third-place play-off matches have ended with 3.0+ goals scored, including 4.0+ goals in three of those four. Highlights of Belgium vs England:# That’s all for today as the game is over and Belgium get the Third Place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. # 90+2′ Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent’s defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out.# 90′ Harry Maguire (England) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.# 3 min. of stoppage-time to be played.# 85′ Eden Hazard (Belgium) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.# 84′ Dele Alli (England) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ruben Loftus-Cheek.# 82′ GOAL! Kevin De Bruyne shows great vision to find Eden Hazard (Belgium) with a cheeky pass inside the box, and his first-time shot is precise and sails into the bottom left corner. 2:0.# 80′ Marcus Rashford (England) produces a good strike that sails to the middle of the goal, but his low effort ends up in the goalkeeper’s gloves.# 80′ A big opportunity is wasted by Thomas Meunier (Belgium), who makes a yard for himself and produces a mid-range rocket of a shot towards the middle of the goal. Unfortunately for him, Jordan Pickford pulls off a fantastic save to stop the effort.# 78′ We are about to witness a substitution. Mousa Dembele (Belgium) is replacing Youri Tielemans.# 76′ Dries Mertens (Belgium) receives a pass and unleashes a shot which goes well wide of the right post.# 74′ CHANCE! What an opportunity! Harry Maguire (England) leaps high to meet a beautiful cross into the box from the free kick, and he plants a header from near the penalty spot which goes a whisker wide of the left post.# 74′ Eric Dier (England) jumps for a cross and produces a fine header from near the penalty spot, but it goes narrowly wide of the left post!# 73′ Marcus Rashford (England) puts a cross into the box from the corner but there is no panic from the opposition and they easily clear.# 73′ The free kick is taken by Kieran Trippier (England), but ball is cleared. England will have a chance to score from a corner kick.# 72′ Poor challenge! Vincent Kompany (Belgium) is penalised for tripping and Alireza Faghani blows his whistle. A free kick has been awarded to England.# 72′ John Stones (England) wins the ball from the corner and heads at goal from near the penalty spot, but it’s a soft effort and drifts well past the left post.# 69′ CHANCE! Eric Dier (England) wastes a golden opportunity inside the box by shooting straight into the back of an opponent when the goal was at his mercy. Now England have a corner.# 67′ 8:8 – the total goal attempt statistics. 2:3 – this is the current number of shots on target.# 66′ Harry Kane (England) wins the ball after the corner kick and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by one of the defending players.# 65′ Kieran Trippier (England) delivers a promising cross into the box, but it’s cleared. The referee points to the corner flag. It’s a corner to England.# 63′ The corner kick from Dries Mertens (Belgium) is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.# 63′ Eden Hazard (Belgium) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players. The ball goes out of play. Belgium are awarded a corner kick.# 62′ Eden Hazard (Belgium) decides to speed play up with a short corner kick.# 62′ Eden Hazard (Belgium) once again attempts to send a defence-splitting pass, but the opposition’s defence is alert and intercepts the ball. Belgium force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.# 60′ The substitution is prepared. Dries Mertens (Belgium) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Romelu Lukaku.# 58′ Fabian Delph (England) sends a long ball in, but Thibaut Courtois comfortably gathers the ball.# 55′ CHANCE! Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) tries to create a chance, but Lukaku puts a heavy touch on it yet again.# 54′ Jesse Lingard (England) misses the target from a promising position, sending the ball well wide of the left post.# 53′ The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England).# 52′ What was John Stones (England) thinking? He will not get away with that. The referee shows him a yellow card.# 51′ Thibaut Courtois leaps to collect the ball from the corner which was sent over by Kieran Trippier (England).# 50′ Kieran Trippier (England) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger. The ball goes out of play. England are awarded a corner kick.# 50′ Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium) tackles a bit over-zealously and Alireza Faghani blows for a foul. A free kick is awarded to England.# 49′ Phil Jones (England) sends a cross into the box, but Thibaut Courtois comes off his line to gather the ball.# 47′ Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away.# Second half begins!# Gareth Southgate has made a change at the break. Marcus Rashford has come on in place of Raheem Sterling (England).# Half-time substitution. Gareth Southgate decided to make a change. Danny Rose is replaced by Jesse Lingard (England).# The first half of today’s match has just finished. # 45+2′ Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) weaves his way through opponents and strikes the ball from the edge of the area, but it’s blocked by a defender. Belgium force a corner. They send men into the box.# The fourth official shows 2 min. of added time.# 45′ Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) connects with a pass but sees his shot from the edge of the box blocked.# 44′ Thomas Meunier (Belgium) fails to send a pass into the box as his effort is cut out.# 43′ Alireza Faghani blows his whistle and it’s Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.# 39′ Substitution. Nacer Chadli walks off the pitch and Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium) comes on as a substitute.# 38′ Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area, but it’s cleared by an opposing player. The referee points to the corner flag and Belgium will take a corner.# 36′ Nacer Chadli (Belgium) is asking for medical treatment, but he will have to leave the pitch in order to receive help from the physio.# 34′ CHANCE! A rebound spins to Toby Alderweireld (Belgium) inside the box, but his sliced shot flies just over the bar.# 34′ This corner kick is taken with a short pass by Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium).# 34′ Eden Hazard (Belgium) finds himself in a promising position after receiving a precise pass. He pulls the trigger but only hits one of the opposition, who gets in the way of his effort. The ball goes out of play and Belgium have been awarded a corner kick.# 33′ Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) nearly creates a chance, but his attempt to pick out a teammate with a through ball does not come off.# 29′ Youri Tielemans (Belgium) unleashes a powerful shot towards goal, but it is bravely blocked by a self-sacrificing defender.# 27′ Thomas Meunier (Belgium) delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, an opposition defender is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance.# 24′ Raheem Sterling (England) unleashes a shot, but his effort is poor and floats high over the bar.# 24′ A clever short pass gives Harry Kane (England) a clear goal scoring opportunity, but he fluffs his lines and rifles the ball well wide of the left post.# 20′ Harry Maguire (England) peeled away from his marker and got on the end of the resulting corner, but he sends his header straight at the goalkeeper.# 19′ Kieran Trippier (England) is about to take a corner kick.# 19′ Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) tries to send a low pass into the box, but it’s blocked and cleared. England have been awarded a corner kick.# 16′ CHANCE! Lovely run from Romelu Lukaku (Belgium). He finds himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper, lines up a shot, but the keeper boldly launches himself to intercept the ball.# 14′ Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) is well placed to meet a cross and sends a difficult header towards the middle of the goal, but the goalkeeper reacts well to stop the effort.# 14′ Fabian Delph (England) gets a shot from distance but fails to generate enough power to beat the goalkeeper.# 13′ Eden Hazard (Belgium) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.# 12′ CHANCE! What a wasted opportunity by Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)! He creates some space for himself inside the penalty box and unleashes a decent strike towards the middle of the net, but Jordan Pickford makes a comfortable save to thwart him.# 11′ Raheem Sterling (England) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Did you know? 🤔@BelRedDevils have won only two of their 22 matches against @England – but they tasted victory against #ENG in the #WorldCup last month!More stats and facts ahead of #BELENG 👉— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 13, 20182002: 🇹🇷2006: 🇩🇪2010: 🇩🇪2014: 🇳🇱2018: 🇧🇪or 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿? Who will finish third at this #WorldCup today? #BELENG— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 14, 2018″It’s an opportunity for us to reach something we’ve never reached before, and that’s third place in a #WorldCup” Roberto Martinez is relishing the chance of securing @BelRedDevils’ best-ever performance at a World Cup today in #BELENG— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 14, 2018 # Belgium XI vs England: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Chadli; De Bruyne, Hazard; Lukaku# England XI vs Belgium: Pickford; Rose, Jones, Stones, Maguire, Trippier; Dier, Delph, Loftus-Cheek; Sterling, Kane # 10′ Kieran Trippier (England) attempts to find one of his teammates with a ball from a free kick outside the box. The goalkeeper climbs high above all the players in the box to intercept the cross and snuff out the opportunity.# 9′ Alireza Faghani blows the whistle, Toby Alderweireld (Belgium) is penalised for a foul. England will take a free kick near the side line.# 8′ Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) sends a quick through ball into space for his teammate who is lurking close to the offside line, but one of the defenders intercepts and clears the danger.# 7′ Phil Jones (England) serves up a nice cross, but the defence clears the danger.# 4′ GOAL! Nacer Chadli plays a terrific cross over to Thomas Meunier (Belgium), who finds some space inside the box and puts the ball into the back of the net.# 2′ Eric Dier (England) attempts a long crossfield pass, but the defence does well to intercept the ball.# Kick off!# Three out of Belgium’s six Russia 2018 matches and four of England’s six have seen both sides score# The last two meetings between the sides have both finished 1-0 (one win each).last_img read more

Cam Newton difference ‘like night and day’ with new throwing motion

first_imgA post shared by Cam Newton (@cameron1newton) on Aug 7, 2019 at 9:18am PDTIn the second half of last season, Newton was obviously unable to push the football downfield. Secondaries pushed closer to the line of scrimmage and Carolina was forced to insert backup Kyle Allen on plays that required a desperation heave into the end zone.According to Stats Perform data, Newton finished 20th in the NFL with only 22 big play passes that went for 25 yards or more.That shouldn’t be the case as the team has made it a point to post one Newton deep ball after another on social media throughout camp.Curtis Samuel doing Curtis Samuel things 🙌— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 13, 2019Quarterbacks coach Scott Turner has described Newton’s new motion as more compact, closed off and efficient. What that means for how Newton approaches the game is still unclear.Speaking to NBC Sports last month, Newton wouldn’t say if he’s lost a chunk of velocity, but he doesn’t think that really matters entering his ninth season. “To see him come back like he’s doing, I expect big things from him.” Bills running back Christian Wade hopes to hinge hype to roster spot While Newton will not make his preseason debut Friday against the Bills as many had expected, according to a report from The Athletic, the 2015 NFL MVP has been sharp through training camp.“It’s like night and day,” Bills defensive back Captain Munnerlyn (and member of the Panthers in 2018) told reporters this week after a joint practice (via The Charlotte Observer). “[Newton’s] arm looks a whole lot better now. Man, to see him come back from that injury, I know it’s been tough on him. Related News Philip Rivers: Tom Brady, other elite QBs can’t be judged solely by Super Bowl winscenter_img It feels like ages since Cam Newton last took a snap with defenders scratching and crawling to get to him in the pocket.Since being shut down for the season last December, Newton has undergone a second surgery on his throwing shoulder and re-invented his throwing motion to cope. His first tosses and minicamp in June gained a live broadcast by the Panthers on Facebook that’s been watched more the 160,000 times. View this post on Instagram “When you get old, you have to change certain things,” he said. “It kind of keeps you young. I actually look forward to it. I embrace this whole process because it’s made me feel like a rookie again. Learning certain things, learning new mechanics, focusing on the little nuances of playing a quarterback position and trying to master it. So at this point in my career, it’s not about velocity. It’s not about throwing a ball 70 yards. It’s about efficient football that’s gonna win football games.”That’s a mature approach from Newton, regardless of whether or not he was forced into it. Now we wait to see if there’s a payoff.last_img read more

Auburn vs. Florida – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

first_imgThe Dolphins and FAU have the weekend off in football so the Dolphins can’t lose.But the big college game is between 10th ranked Florida visits 7th ranked Auburn in a battle of unbeatens. In local college football action, 19th-ranked UCF is on the road tonight to clash with Cincinnati, while South Florida travels to UConn. Florida State is off.And 4th Ohio State hosts Michigan State 25.last_img

English pair win 9-hole title at Carnoustie

first_img Tags: 9 Hole, R&A, The Open Caption (l-r): Christopher Cudahy and Andrew Sabin of Tadmarton Heath won The R&A’s 9 Hole Championship final. English club golfers Christopher Cudahy and Andrew Sabin won The R&A’s 9 Hole Championship on the eve of The Open at Carnoustie.The final was contested over the first four and last five holes of the Championship Course at the famous Angus links.Cudahy and Sabin, from Tadmarton Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire, were crowned champions with a winning nett aggregate score of 41.“To play Carnoustie in its best condition just before The Open was a real privilege and it was exciting, thrilling golf”, said Cudahy. “It feels brilliant to have won the final and it was a great experience.“We were playing just ahead of Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy, who were practising on the course, so we felt like we were really part of The Open. The R&A have done a great job and I am sure the nine hole event will go from strength to strength.”Sabin added, “When you stand on the 1st tee and they call your name out, with all the grandstands around you, it raises the hairs on the back of your neck. It’s a nerve-wracking but fantastic experience. I will remember it for years to come.”Champion Golfer Paul Lawrie, together with Bruce Mitchell, Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, presented the prizes to the leading teams.Dunblane New in Scotland, represented by Gary Aitken and Richard McLuckie, finished runners-up, ahead of 10-year-old Evan Taylor and Andy Drees from Foxhills, England.Over 15,000 golfers entered nine hole qualifying events held at clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland; more than double the number who played in 2017.The R&A 9 Hole Championship is central to the organisation’s drive to promote this form of golf as an ideal way to enjoy playing the sport in less time, either recreationally or competitively for handicap purposes.Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development at The R&A said, “The finalists have had a great experience today and they revelled in the challenge of playing one of the world’s most famous courses.“We are already looking forward to repeating this exercise at Royal Portrush in 2019.”Please visit for more information.center_img 17 Jul 2018 English pair win 9-hole title at Carnoustie last_img read more