What Biden’s victory means for world

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With an investment of two million euros, Hrvatsko Zagorje is opening up to business tourism

first_imgOne of the first small family hotels in Hrvatsko Zagorje, which has been named the best small continental hotel in Croatia for three years in a row, has made a unique step forward in the offer of continental tourism.The investment worth two million euros opens Villa Magdalena to the business tourism sector as well. Villa Magdalena is unique in that each accommodation unit is equipped with a jacuzzi with thermal water in the living room. Two conference halls are also a novelty, which has positioned this hotel as a desirable choice for various business arrangements. “We are aware that investments are the key to survival in an increasingly demanding market and a response to the needs of guests, which is where the idea of ​​expanding the hotel’s capacity came from. Zagorje has a huge tourist potential and I am sure that our example will encourage other investors to pay more attention and look for investment opportunities in our area.”, Said the owner of the Villa Magdalena hotel, Ivan Petrović, and added that the investment was financed with its own funds.Hotel Villa Magdalena is the first four-star hotel in Hrvatsko Zagorje and Krapinske Toplice opened in 2009. Last year, the hotel achieved an occupancy rate of 81 percent throughout the year and a total of 5.741 overnight stays in only nine accommodation units. For three years in a row (2012, 2013 and 2014) it was named the best small continental hotel in Croatia according to the choice of Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia. “Investments are key to further strengthening the competitiveness of tourism in the Republic of Croatia, with investments in the hotel industry being of particular importance because this is a segment that characterizes year-round operations. According to the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020, the plan is to increase the share of hotels in the total accommodation structure, but also to strengthen the additional tourist offer throughout the year throughout the country, especially on the continent with great tourist potential. Therefore, hotels that offer additional facilities to tourists in addition to their classic offer, for example in the health tourism segment, are a strong element for the development of the quality of the overall tourist offer of Croatia, but also the destination in which they operate. Also, with its renovation, the hotel Villa Magdalena has the opportunity to position itself as a place for business meetings and conferences, which will contribute to the year-round offer of Zagorje and the continental part of Croatia in general.Said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.last_img read more

PREMIUMASEAN, EU aim for regional identity amid rising populism

first_imgAmid rising populism and identity politics around the globe, the formation of a regional identity must strike the right balance between integration and regulations, European and ASEAN experts and officials have recently noted.In a webinar hosted by the German embassies in Jakarta and Singapore last week, policymakers from ASEAN and the European Union compared notes on how the two groups established a regional identity among their people, despite the differences the two have.As an intergovernmental organization, ASEAN consists of 10 member states with a total population of more than 647 million people. The EU is a political and economic union of 27 member states with a total population of about 447 million people.The two regional groups have vastly different levels of integration in many policy fields due to the nature of their organizations, with the EU being much more econom… Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Topics : Facebook Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here #ASEAN ASEAN EU #EU ASEAN-EU #ASEAN-EU populism identity-politics integration #integration Googlelast_img read more

Cool beach shack listings set to warm your winter heart

first_imgThere’s polished timber floors throughout Yaroomba work well with sandy feet.It’s a true retro wonder with plywood features, shamless colour choices and a seriously laid-back patio for storing your shark biscuit.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoEven the kitchen looks like summer — all year long.There’s a little something extra too — a second block, so even your entrepreneurial spirit will get a lift. 22 GEORGE STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND You may have to beat away the developers for this Sunshine Coast hottie. Palm Beach is a classic shack with a modern touch.The weatherboard and tin home is built over two levels, with the upstairs living and balcony sure to have “long lost friends” keen for a catch up. The round-end bench tops keep things nauticalThe home has hardwood timber floors, porthole windows and round-end kitchen counters that give away its vintage too. 478 THE ESPLANADE, PALM BEACH . If you’re a surfing CEO that wants to own beachfront property on the Gold Coast, make time in your busy schedule for this Palmy property. Queensland beach shacks make for a great summer escape — even in winter.SURE it’s winter … but it’s winter in Queensland.If you’ve already basked by the beach on a clear July day and dreamt of owning your own piece of paradise near the sea, this collection of cracking shacks might just convince you to take the plunge. 1-3 GEERIBACH LANE, YAROOMBA It would be a case of quite literally stepping off your block and onto the dunes. Watercolour views from the dining room. Porthole glass is a classic from the era.center_img Even the decorations feel laid back in Yaroomba..This three-bedroom Sunshine Coast home has all the charm. The Palm Beach home even has the obligatory pine tree in the back yard. Could you get used to this view?The 412sq m site is improved with an 1960s shack that’s had a little contemporary update. The Alexandra Headland home is a bit further from the beach, but looks like it should be waterfront.The trek to the beach is a bit longer, but if you’re into yesteryear surf style, here sits a three-bedroom, two-bathroom option to stoke your fancy.last_img read more

Guardiola names who to blame for Kane, Rashford injuries

first_img Loading… Pep Guardiola says football’s power brokers are ruining England’s chances of success at Euro 2020 – because of the punishing fixture schedule. England strikers Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford are enduring long injury lay-offs, with both facing a battle to prove their fitness ahead of this summer’s tournament. Marcus Rashford will be out of action for Man Utd after he was injured against Wolves last week Tottenham ’s Kane suffered a ruptured tendon in his hamstring which required surgery, while Manchester United forward Rashford sustained a double stress fracture of his back. Manchester City boss Guardiola believes the Football Association and the Premier League only have themselves to blame for the high-profile injuries – because of the fixture demands on players. Guardiola said players are breaking down because they are required to play too many games and even called for the Carabao Cup to be scrapped. Kane is also sidelined. “I’m so sorry for Kane and Rashford, but we demand a lot from the players, it’s too much,” said Guardiola. “The players deserve to be treated as they should be, so they perform as well as possible. “It’s unsustainable. The players fall down. It’s too much. They [the authorities] should reflect on it but all the managers complained about it and they don’t care. “The players suffer. We push and push, but the body says stop, it’s enough. Of course it’s too much to expect. Read Also: Man Utd fans blast Solskjaer for over using Rashford “Less games, less competitions, less teams, more quality, less quantity.” Guardiola has rested England winger Raheem Sterling, who has sat out two of City’s last four games, to save him from burn-out and potential injury. “He’s played more than 3,000 minutes,” said Guardiola. “His standards are continuing quite similarly. Maybe he hasn’t scored in the last few games, but there are no doubts.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “The players arrive at the Euros, playing with the national teams, trying their best, then back here after no more than 20 days because the business, the show must go on. “The big administration people cannot complain, because it’s normal this happens. “With that number of games, players break down. I’m not surprised. I’m so sorry for them.” Pressed on the solution, Guardiola, chasing a third successive Carabao Cup, suggested scrapping the competition entirely to ease the fixture burden. Asked if it would solve the issue if Premier League clubs were not involved, Guardiola said: “But then it wouldn’t be interesting. It would just be for the Championship teams or League One and League Two. “Eliminate competitions, take them out completely – so less games. Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Inventions That Make Our Lives Much Easierlast_img read more

Ricketts stars in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Smackdown

first_imgJohn Ricketts earned $1,200 for his IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Smackdown win Saturday at Lone Star Speedway. (Photo by Mike Petty, Mike Petty Photos)KILGORE, Texas – John Ricketts was the winner when a pair of former national champions bat­tled it out Saturday at Lone Star Speedway.Ricketts caught up with Chad Wilson 17 circuits into the 25-lap Smackdown main event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, then worked lapped traffic en route to the $1,200 checkers.“With the people in front of me, I didn’t think I had a shot at winning but we had luck on our side,” said Ricketts, who had started seventh. “It’s not every day you can pass Chad in clean air. Usu­ally when he gets up front, he’s gone.”Wilson, IMCA’s 2015 national champion, was running second when the lead car and a lapped car tan­gled and restarted at the front.Ricketts stayed in the high line to chase down Wilson and get the lead two laps later. He passed two cars on the final lap and had a half a straightaway advantage at the end.“We had a good car and we’re excited about the win,” said Ricketts, the 2013 national king. “Get­ting $1,200 was definitely a good way to start the season.”Michael Day, Gary Floyd and defending national champion and two-time Smackdown winner Marcus Thomas rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. John Ricketts; 2. Chad Wilson; 3. Michael Day; 4. Gary Floyd; 5. Marcus Thomas; 6. Channin Yankersley; 7. Logan Payne; 8. Alan Ray Myers; 9. Chad Koch; 10. Josh Hawkins; 11. Claud Estes III; 12. Shane Gloecker; 13. Regan Hawkins; 14. Shane Thompson; 15. Rob­ert Vetter; 16. Logan Scherb; 17. Chance McCrary; 18. Boddy Middleton; 19. Tommy Hall; 20. Aus­tin Mundi; 21. Mike Scott.last_img read more

Martinez signs new Everton deal

first_img Martinez, 40, began his managerial career at Swansea and came to Everton’s attention during a successful four-year stint at Wigan, which was capped by last year’s stunning FA Cup victory. He initially moved to Everton on a four-year contract and immediately promised to bring Champions League football to the club, a target he narrowly missed out on in his first season. His efforts, however, did secure European competition for the first time since 2010 via the Europa League. Martinez’s new deal commits him to Everton until 2019, on presumably improved terms, and ends immediate speculation linking him with a move elsewhere. Martinez said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to make a further commitment to Everton. “I loved my first season at the club. I could not be more proud of the way Everton performed throughout the entire season and the memories we were able to make together. “I am really excited about next season. I knew from the moment I arrived at Everton that this was a special place and I’d like to thank everyone associated with the club, the board, all the staff, the players and our brilliant supporters for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to build on the traditions and success of this great club.” Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright was reluctant to lose Moyes to Manchester United last year but believes he has found a superb replacement. Press Association Everton manager Roberto Martinez has signed a new five-year contract, the club have announced. Kenwright said: “In many commentators’ eyes, Roberto Martinez is the best young manager in Europe. We agree. “He took on an unfamiliar challenge for most managers – to take something really good and make it even better. “He has succeeded. In his debut season he broke our Premier League record points haul, got us back into Europe and developed some of the most exciting young footballers in the game. “He conducts himself off the pitch in the same way. He undertakes his business with great style, confidence, positivity and class. He is an Everton man. “There is no magical ingredient to what we do at Everton. We’re a football club and we recognise the fundamental importance of our manager. “And, when we find our man, we empower him. We support and provide him with everything at our disposal. We commit to our managers, and we’re immensely pleased that Roberto has committed to us. We want the best because only the best will do. “Unswervingly, we trust Roberto Martinez to take our club forward.” The Spaniard, who took over from David Moyes at Goodison Park last summer, has been rewarded for an impressive first season in charge. Under Martinez, Everton finished fifth in the Barclays Premier League with their record points tally in the competition. last_img read more

Rohit Sharma Interviews Antigua Heroes Jasprit Bumrah & Ajinkya Rahane

first_imgAntigua: Star India batsman Rohit Sharma, who had to warm the bench during the first Test against West Indies, donned the interviewer’s hat to question Jasprit Bumrah and Ajinkya Rahane on their efforts in the opening Test of the series. The duo played vital roles in India’s emphatic 318-run victory in Antigua.While Rahane scored a total of 183 runs in the Antigua Test, Bumrah picked up six wickets to help India kick of their World Test Championship campaign in style.Following India’s victory, Rohit interviewed Bumrah for the BCCI.TV and asked the leading pacer: “You made the ball move away from the batsman which isn’t your natural tendency. We generally see you bowling from wide of the crease and make the ball come into the batsman. But today (Monday), the batsmen were getting beaten outside the off-stump. So, have you worked on that or were you just trying to take the help of breeze for movement?”“I always try to use out-swingers as much as possible but tried harder today because of the breeze. I had used out-swingers a lot in England so that helped my confidence. I was also mixing (deliveries) around a bit to confuse the batsmen,” Bumrah replied.“Jassi took 5/7 and it was a magical spell from him,” Rohit signed off Bumrah’s part of the interview.Rohit Sharma also interviewed Rahane and asked: “There were many people saying you have not been able to perform. Do you think about what people say about you?”“I try not to get too affected by the criticism. It’s an unwanted thing which I cannot control,” Rahane responded.“Personally, you get very happy whenever you score a hundred. It was a very satisfying innings in which I had to grind a lot.”Rohit ended the conversation with the duo by saying that both Bumrah and Rahane are important members of the team and have contributed a lot towards the team. “We, as members of Team India, always try to take the team forward,” he signed off.India, with a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, will now take on West Indies in the second Test beginning August 30 in Jamaica. IANSAlso Read: Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma Rift Stories are Here to Stay, Feels Sunil GavaskarAlso Watch: House Arrested Charaideo youths in Tamil Nadu seek help from Assam Govt via Social Medialast_img read more

CORRECTS Haskell winner

first_img Associated Press July 19, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditStations: Please note that the most recent version of Sports Right Now includes a significant correction; the winner of yesterday’s Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park was Authentic, not Dr. Post.center_img CORRECTS Haskell winnerlast_img

Ronaldo’s Bicycle Kick Goal Voted UEFA Goal of the Season

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s stunning overhead kick for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus has been announced as UEFA Goal of the Season.Ronaldo lit up the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie against Juventus with his remarkable bicycle kick to put Madrid 2-0 up and in a commanding position to progress to the semi-finals.And his effort – which was even applauded by the Juventus faithful inside the stadium back in April – topped the poll with nearly 200,000 of the overall 346,915 votes. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner succeeds his now Juventus team-mate Mario Mandzukic, who won the award last year following his bicycle kick in the Champions League final in 2017 in Cardiff against Madrid.Ronaldo’s special goal beat Gareth Bale’s bicycle kick against Liverpool in Kiev and in fact, the Welshman’s effort wasn’t even one of the 11 nominations for the award.Ronaldo’s jaw-dropping strike is widely considered to be his very best and he has even admitted as much, before claiming the reaction from Juventus fans after his goal played a major factor in him deciding to move to Turin.After hearing the news that he won the UEFA award yesterday, Ronaldo took to Instagram to thank his fans for voting for him and gave a special shout-out to the Juventus supporters inside the stadium that night.The Portugal international wrote: ‘Thanks to everyone who voted for me.‘Will never forget that moment, specially the reaction of the fans in the stadium. #UEFA Goal of the Season #SpecialMoment’.Dimitri Payet’s goal in Marseille’s 5-2 UEFA Europa League defeat of RB Leipzig came second, while Eva Navarro’s effort for Spain in their Women’s Under 17 Euro final victory against Germany finished third.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more