Escape Fitness PLYO360 gym jumping box features target markings » Gadget Flow

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Election officials were busy counting votes overnight, even as some protests flared.

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Greg Clarke resigns: FA chief Mark Bullingham promises diverse shortlist for new chairman | Football News

first_img“They must be in shock following what’s happened so there will be an awareness of what needs to be done. But the FA is an organisation very resistant to change.“The FA Council is still not representative of this country as it is in 2020. In a way, if that isn’t right, if the structure and independence of the FA is not strong enough, these issues are much more difficult to deal with and the problems we had yesterday are more likely to occur. It may be that they are learning from this.“They have to take diversity on board, and I don’t doubt that they will. But the point I’m making is that, whoever gets that position is set up to fail, in my view, with the structure that they have to deal with. We need to get the structure and the organisation sorted out to help a progressive Chair of the FA do what needs to be done.“A fish rots from the head. If the head of the organisation is not modernised and up-to-date and forward-thinking, then these sorts of things will happen, inevitably.”Dyke: Don’t take job if you want to change the FA Former FA chairman David Bernstein told Sky Sports News he does not have total confidence the shortlist will be diverse and inclusive but Bullingham says they will follow the Diversity Code. PFA equalities officer and regional coach Iffy Onuora says it is time to hold the FA to account as they look for a new chair 5:08 In a wide-ranging interview former FA chairman Greg Dyke told Sky Sports News he was shocked at the language used by Clarke who succeeded him.“He said some things he shouldn’t have said. You sat there thinking, ‘Why is he saying that?! Why would you use that language?!’ Everybody knows you can’t use that language.“I don’t know whether he was pushed or he genuinely resigned himself but I just think it’s sad when people’s careers end in that way.”Dyke was chairman between 2013 and 2016 and did not seek re-election after being frustrated by the lack of reform. preview image – Advertisement – “With other board directors, (interim chairman) Peter (McCormick) and I are finalising the process for recruiting a new independent chair of the FA,” Bullingham said in a statement.“Our aim is to have one in place by the end of the first quarter. Our process will be open and conform to the Diversity Code, ensuring that we are able to select the best candidate from a diverse talent pool.”Bullingham added: “Greg Clarke stepped down from the role as FA chairman yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, acknowledging that some of his words in the Select Committee hearing were unacceptable and offensive.“We respect his decision and are clear that his words simply do not reflect the views of the FA, our people and the organisation we are today.“We are committed to playing a lead role in actively enhancing equality and diversity across English football, whilst steadfastly challenging and tackling all forms of discrimination.” David Bernstein Eberechi Eze in action for England's U21s 0:26 Bullingham said the FA was “on a journey” to improve diversity both within the organisation and the wider game.“Our published ‘In Pursuit of Progress’ plan has helped us to create a far more inclusive and diverse organisation,” he said.“Our work on the Football Leadership Diversity Code has taken many elements of this plan, such as published targets for ethnic and gender diversity, to drive change throughout the game.“We have consistently reduced our gender pay gap to be far smaller than many organisations and have a very small ethnicity pay gap. We are investing record amounts in the women’s game, which remains one of our top priorities.“While all of this is progress, we would be the first to accept that we have more to do. We are committed to further progress and will continue to transparently publish our plans and targets.”Bernstein doubts FA shortlist will be ‘diverse and inclusive’David Bernstein, who was FA chairman from 2011 to 2013, has called on an independent regulator to implement sweeping reforms at the governing body of English football.When asked if he was confident the shortlist for Clarke’s successor will be diverse and inclusive, Bernstein replied: “Not total confidence, no. Greg Dyke is a former chairman of the FA – Advertisement – England U21 forward Eberechi Eze says Clarke must feel ‘terrible’ having resigned as FA chairman after referring to BAME footballers as ‘coloured’ Former FA chairman David Bernstein told Sky Sports News he doubts the shortlist for Greg Clarke’s replacement will be diverse and inclusive Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 17/10/2020 - Rugby League - Coral Challenge Cup Final - Leeds Rhinos v Salford Red Devils - Wembley Stadium, London, England - An empty Wembley stadium in the lead up to the Coral Challenge Cup final where Leeds Rhinos will face the Salford Red Devils behind closed doors. – Advertisement – 1:14 FA chief executive Mark Bullingham says the governing body hopes to appoint a new chairman by the end of March 2021 and has promised an open and diverse recruitment process.Greg Clarke resigned as FA chairman on Tuesday after he used the phrase “coloured footballers” while giving evidence to MPs. Clarke apologised and accepted his remarks were “unacceptable”.- Advertisement – Sky Sports News’ Bryan Swanson says the FA face a ‘critical’ decision about who will replace Greg Clarke as permanent chairman Following the departure of his successor as FA Chairman Greg Clarke, Greg Dyke calls for a restructuring of the whole government of football – but says he is not confident that it will happen 5:24 On the FA’s structure, he said: “I thought for some time the whole structure of regulation of football in this country needs to change.“The whole governance structure of the FA is desperately in need of change. I tried and failed miserably when I was chair. I don’t think Greg [Clarke] has pushed it any further.“The old blokes are all still there. I suspect the FA will do nothing other than find someone else who sits there and chairs the meetings, and doesn’t get a lot done.”And Dyke has some bold advice about anyone who is in line to replace Clarke.“My advice to them is ‘Don’t take the job!’. If you like being a chair and has lots of nice trips and sees a lot good football, fine, take it.“If you want to reform the organisation and the structure of English football, don’t bother. I left with quite a bleak view of the organisation of football when I stopped being chairman of the FA a few years back”“I hope they look for people who aren’t (male, middle-aged, white) and that’s part of the process.”Analysis: ‘FA message loud and clear’Sky Sports News chief reporter Bryan Swanson gave his verdict on Bullingham’s statement:“The message from Mark Bullingham and the Football Association is that when it comes to putting together a shortlist for the most senior position in English football, it will be from a diverse pool of people.“So that then goes against what David Bernstein feared. He said he didn’t have “total confidence” that would be the case.“The message from the FA tonight is loud and clear – that there will be diversity, it will be diverse when they’re looking at the replacement for Greg Clarke, who stepped down just 24 hours ago.” 1:17last_img read more

For Pence, the Future Is Tied to Trump as Much as the Present Is

first_imgIn the last few months of Mr. Pence’s time as vice president, his advisers want him focused on leading the coronavirus task force and helping the two Georgia Republicans facing runoffs that will determine whether the party maintains its Senate majority.- Advertisement – Mr. Pence must now balance his loyalty to an enraged president making baseless claims of voter fraud against his own political future and reputation. He also has to deal with how Mr. Trump’s talk of running for president again in 2024 could leave him with no lane to run in. It also makes it difficult for Mr. Pence to even start raising money if the president is floating his own name.So far, Mr. Pence appears to be handling the pressure much as he has over the past four years: appearing to be unflinchingly loyal while also steering clear of engaging in Mr. Trump’s pressure campaigns. The image of the vice president — who has strong support with the social-conservative wing of the Republican Party — descending on a counting center in a state where Mr. Trump’s campaign was making baseless claims of widespread fraud would have aided the president’s narrative that the election was being stolen. Mr. Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, vetoed the request, the person said.The furthest he has gone, rhetorically, is lending his name to campaign fund-raising emails that warn of “DEFENDING the Election from voter fraud.”A campaign spokesman described his efforts on behalf of the president more effusively.“Vice President Pence has been in constant contact with our team and extremely involved in the campaign’s legal efforts, doing everything we and the president have asked of him as well as leading efforts to raise money for the legal fund,” a Trump campaign spokeswoman, Ali Pardo, said in a statement.But in his role as president of the Senate, Mr. Pence has a constitutionally designated role that could be a coda to Mr. Trump’s insistence that he won re-election — and awkward for the loyal vice president. But before he starts to think about what kind of house he will live in, and how to fill the years before the 2024 election cycle, he still has a role to play in the end of the 2020 election.Mr. Pence has already faced an array of tests publicly and privately since Election Day, as he has had to calculate how far to go in supporting the president’s attempts to overturn the election.In one of the most glaring examples, Corey Lewandowski, a Trump ally, pushed for Mr. Pence to travel to the Pennsylvania Convention Center last week to observe votes being counted, according to a person familiar with the matter. Those advisers said they would prefer that the vice president steer clear of the Trump campaign’s legal fights contesting the election results, and so far, Mr. Pence has been careful not to repeat Mr. Trump’s most baseless attacks on the electoral system while simultaneously remaining the good soldier.In his brief remarks early Wednesday morning after election night — he kept them to 53 seconds — Mr. Pence tried to make what amounted to a non-endorsement of the president’s claim that the election was a “major fraud on our nation” into something that sounded like unquestioning support.“As the votes continue to be counted, we’re going to remain vigilant, as the president said,” Mr. Pence told the crowd. “We’re going to protect the integrity of the vote.”- Advertisement – The Constitution calls on the vice president to oversee a joint session of Congress, to be held this time on Jan. 6, in which the votes from the Electoral College are officially counted. Typically, vice presidents simply read from a script and take no actions to interfere with the results.In 2000, Vice President Al Gore had to certify the disputed election results after the Supreme Court effectively handed the presidential election to his opponent, George W. Bush. – Advertisement –center_img “It was awkward and difficult for Vice President Al Gore in 2000, but that was his job,” recalled Michael Feldman, Mr. Gore’s former chief of staff. “The vice president has very few jobs as prescribed by the Constitution. Presiding over that process as president of the Senate is one of them.”For Mr. Pence, the day he will have to announce Mr. Trump’s defeat is two months away. In the meantime, he has resumed more traditional duties of the job, appearing with the president on Wednesday at a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. And he postponed a family vacation to Florida, opting instead for a speaking engagement on Friday. WASHINGTON — For four years, Vice President Mike Pence has walked the Trump tight rope more successfully than anyone else in the president’s orbit, staying on his good side without having to echo his most incendiary rhetoric.But in the final weeks of Mr. Pence’s term, his relationship with President Trump is facing what may be the vice president’s toughest challenge yet.- Advertisement – For almost a week afterward Mr. Pence was not seen or heard in public, though it was reported that he spent time with Mr. Trump in the Oval Office on Friday. Updated Nov. 11, 2020, 7:48 p.m. ET Then on Tuesday, he spoke to Republican senators at their weekly lunch, continuing his somewhat restrained tone while giving an update on where the campaign’s lawsuits stood and thanking senators for supporting Mr. Trump without making any demand that they fall in line, according to two people who attended the meeting.Mr. Pence told the lawmakers he planned to travel to Georgia on Nov. 20 to campaign for Republican senators in the two runoff elections. He joked that he considered himself an honorary Iowan because of all the time he had spent campaigning for Senator Joni Ernst, a seeming wink to his own presidential ambitions, which would most likely run through Iowa.But in the same kind of nod to Mr. Trump’s claim for a second term that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the same day, he also told the lawmakers that he wanted to keep serving with them, as the president of the Senate, and that he thought he would.In reality, Mr. Pence’s allies expect him to return to Indiana and make a living giving paid speeches and potentially writing a book. It will be the first time in a long time that Mr. Pence will live as a private citizen — he moved from the governor’s mansion in Indiana to temporary housing in Washington during the presidential transition four years ago to the Naval Observatory. He currently does not own a house.last_img read more

Ethiopia Tigray crisis: PM Abiy Ahmed accuses Tigrayan troops of massacre

first_imgAmnesty International also says “probably hundreds” have been hacked to death in northern Ethiopia.- Advertisement –last_img

Thailand confirms 20th human case of avian flu

first_imgOct 31, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Thailand has confirmed its 20th human case of avian influenza, this time in a 50-year-old woman near Bangkok, according to the BBC today.Thawat Suntrajarn, director general of the Thai Department of Disease Control told Agence France-Presse (AFP) today that the woman is “fine” and under treatment at a Bangkok Hospital.The victim, from Bang Bua Thong district of Nonthaburi province, north of Bangkok, reportedly fell sick after cleaning the area where her chickens live, AFP reported.After about a year’s lull in human cases, Thailand has reported three this month: In addition to the woman near Bangkok, a 48-year-old farmer died and his 7-year-old son is recovering.In neighboring Vietnam, two people whose signs and symptoms were consistent with avian flu infection died last week, according to a story by Reuters news service on Oct 29. However, the victims were buried without being tested, AFP reported today.The two suspected cases were a 14-year-old girl and a 26-year-old man from Quang Binh province in central Vietnam. She was admitted on Oct 21 and died 2 days later; he died on Oct 26, within an hour of arriving at the hospital, Reuters said. Both victims suffered from severe respiratory problems, fever and lung infection.A third person with similar symptoms—a 27-year-old man—was sent to a hospital in central Vietnam’s Hue City for treatment, Nguyen Ngoc Tai, a hospital director from the Vietnam-Cuba Hospital in Dong Hoi, told Reuters.The two victims were not related and came from different towns in the same province, which Reuters said was about 310 miles south of Hanoi. (Details weren’t included for the third suspected case.) Health officials from the two districts where the victims lived said that chickens and ducks are still for sale in local markets and people are taking few precautions. Poultry flocks in those districts haven’t been vaccinated yet, despite a widespread vaccination campaign, Reuters noted. Vaccine supplies from China have been delayed.The World Health Organization (WHO) said today it would strongly encourage Vietnam to follow guidelines on suspected avian flu cases, according to a story by AFP.A number of countries have been testing birds for H5N1 and finding other viruses:About 82,000 chickens are being culled in Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture over concerns about an avian flu virus found there, the Associated Press (AP) reported. About 1.5 million birds have already been culled in that area, which has seen  recurring outbreaks of H5N2 avian flu in recent months. Officials told the AP the strain involved is not H5N1, but a less virulent form.A turkey from the Greek island of Chios did not carry H5N1, final tests determined, according to an Oct 29 Reuters story. The tests weren’t described.A dead mallard from Sweden carried the H5N3 strain of avian flu, according to a posting on PromedMail. The N3 strain of was identified through a neuraminidase inhibition test.Likewise in Iraq, two chickens from the Kurdish region were found to carry a flu strain other than H5N1, although a Reuters story did not explain what tests were conducted.Canadian authorities today announced they had found H5 avian flu in 33 ducks tested last summer during the country’s first national survey of influenza in migratory birds, according to a Bloomberg News story. Further testing was being conducted to determine the strain, but authorities noted that the ducks were healthy. Canada hasn’t had any H5N1 cases, said Agriculture Minister Andy Mitchell today in Ottawa.last_img read more

Open offers for high-speed and ferry lines

first_imgIn the presence of members of expert commissions and representatives of shipowners on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the premises of the Agency for Coastal Shipping in Split, bids were opened for tenders for the selection of shipowners who will perform from 1 January 2018 on unprofitable state shipping lines. One week earlier, on Tuesday, October 3, bids were opened for tenders for the selection of shipowners who will perform transportation on unprofitable state high-speed lines from 1 January 2018. The Coastal Shipping Agency points out that a total of eight offers were received for shipping lines, and 18 for high – speed shipping.Based on the decision of the Management Board of the Coastal Shipping Agency, tenders have been announced for the selection of shipowners who will provide the public service of public coastal liner shipping from 1 January 2018 on non-profit state shipping lines:- 310 Mali Lošinj – (Unije – Srakane Vele – Susak) and vice versa – 311 Ilovik – Mrtvaška – (Mali Lošinj) and vice versa – 405 Rava – (Mala Rava – Veli Iž – Mali Iž) – Zadar and vice versa – 406 Zadar – Sali – Zaglav and vice versa – 415 Vrgada – Pakostane – (Biograd) and vice versa – 505 (Vodice – Prvić Šepurine – Prvić Luka – Zlarin) – Šibenik and vice versa – 614 Korčula – Orebić and vice versa – 807 Suđurađ – Lopud – Koločep – Dubrovnik and vice versa .Brodar Jadrolinija was the only one to submit bids for the maintenance of lines 310, 807 and 505, the bidder G&V Line Iadera doo submitted a bid for the maintenance of lines 405/406, while the ship RPZ Vrgada applied for the maintenance of line number 415. One offer arrived for line 614, namely the shipping company KTD Bilan doo, while two offers arrived for the maintenance of line 311: the shipping company Porat Ilovik doo and the company Sun sailing dooBased on the decision of the Management Board of the Coastal Shipping Agency, tenders have been announced for the selection of shipowners who will provide the public service of public coastal shipping from 1 January 2018 on unprofitable state high-speed lines:– 9141 Pula – (Unije – Susak) – Mali Lošinj – (Ilovik – Silba) – Zadar i obratno– 9308 Mali Lošinj – (Ilovik – Susak – Unije – Martinščica) – Cres – Rijeka i obratno– 9309 Novalja – Rab – Rijeka i obratno– 9401 Olib – Silba – Premuda – Zadar i obratno– 9403 Ist/Široka – (Zapuntel – Brgulje – Molat) – Zadar i obratno– 9404 Brbinj – (Božava – Zverinac – Sestrunj – Rivanj) – Zadar i obratno– 9405 Zadar – (Mali Iž) – Veli Iž – (Mala Rava – Rava) i obratno– 9406 Zadar – Sali – Zaglav – (Iž Mali/Bršanj) i obratno– 9502 Žirje – Kaprije – Šibenik i obratno– 9601 Rogač – (Stomorska – Milna) – Split i obratno– 9602 Vis – (Hvar – Milna) – Split i obratno– 9603 Jelsa – Bol – Split i obratno– 9604 Lastovo – Vela Luka – Hvar – Split i obratno– 9608 Korčula – (Prigradica) – Hvar – Split i obratno– 9807 (Lastovo – Korčula – Polače) – Sobra – (Šipanska Luka) – Dubrovnik i obratno.Brodar Jadrolinija jedini je dao ponude za održavanje linija 9309, 9403, 9602, 9603 i 9604. Na natječaj za liniju 9308 ponudu je, uz Jadroliniju, dostavio i brodar MB Kapetan Luka – Ivan Tomić t.p., koji je podnio i jedinu pristiglu ponudu za liniju 9608. Jadrolinija se javila i na natječaj za linije 9404/9405, na koji se javio i brodar Montana line d.o.o. Brodar Miatrade d.o.o. jedini je ponuditelj na liniji 9401, dok je za liniju 9406 pristigla samo ponuda brodara G & V line Iadera d.o.o.Za održavanje linije 9807 pristigle su dvije ponude: brodara G& V line d.o.o. te tvrtke Krilo Shipping Company d.o.o. Na liniji 9601 ponude su dali Krilo Shipping Company d.o.o. te tvrtka Catamaran line d.o.o.. Na koncu, za linije 9502 i 9141 pristigla je po jedna ponuda, i to brodara Catamaran line d.o.o..Kako ističu iz Agencije za obalni linijski pomorski promet, stručna povjerenstva će ponude pregledati i ocijeniti, a rok za donošenje odluke o odabiru je 30 dana od isteka roka za dostavu ponuda, dakle do 03.studenog ili 10.studenog. 2017.godine.last_img read more

Michelin corner as a gourmet experience at the Blue Lagoon Croatia Open Umag

first_imgThe program of the Istria Gourmet Festival, an unavoidable hedonistic paradise that has been held for nine years as part of the Umag ATP tournament Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag, was presented yesterday in the Zagreb restaurant RougeMarin. About 100.000 guests from all over the world who visit the Umag tournament every year, at the 29th edition of the best tennis tournament in this area, will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of delicacies at as many as thirty different points. Next to the restaurant Zigante who has been the proud owner of the Michelin recommendation for several years, will present its specialties and new names on the Michelin list: restaurants Body, San Rocco i Pergola. They will be joined as well Our kitchen, a long-unavoidable stop for tournament visitors and a new name on the gourmet map of Stella Marisa, a popular RougeMarin.”I am especially pleased that we will present the Michelin corner for the first time at the Blue Laguna Croatia Open Umag. Everyone already knows that Istria, as the strongest enogastronomic region in Croatia, has received its edition of the Michelin guide, eight selected restaurants are located in the cluster area of ​​Northwestern Istria, and four will participate in the tournament. There will also be points with the best Istrian wines and the best olive oils in the world. Namely, Istria has been declared the best olive growing region in the world for the second time, and the best oil in the world comes from Umag. I think that all this is enough to intrigue and attract you to discover why the pre- and post-season in Umag are painted with the colors of wine and olive oil. “, said Milovan Popović, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Umag.What specialties they prepared for the visitors of the tournament were revealed by the chefs who will cook at the Michelin point: Ivan Badurina from Badi restaurant, Teo Fernetich from San Rocco, Fabricio Veznaver from the restaurant Pergola and Zdravko Tomsic, author of the menu offered by the restaurant Naša Kužina, Damir Modrušan from the restaurant Zigante and Marin Medak from RougeMarin restaurant. Good food is accompanied by a good drop of wine, and Michelin awarded as many as 16 Istrian ones with a recommendation. The 10 visitors of the tournament will be able to taste them at this year’s Istria Gourmet Festival and as part of the program “Hidden charms of Istrian wines” led by our famous sommelier Emil Perdec.”At the Blue Laguna Croatia Open Umag, we will present about 30 winemakers and we are extremely honored that out of 16 Istrian wines with a Michelin recommendation, as many as 10 will participate in our tournament. Every night, we present three wines to visitors, every night of a different kind. On the last day, just before the tennis finals, we choose the best of the best among them and proclaim the ATP wine of the year. “, he said sommelier Emil Perdec. The popular Umag tennis tournament Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag has justified the nickname of the best tennis tournament in this area several times during its 29 years. In addition to the performances of top tennis players, a great party program, Umažani and their guests will enjoy top delicacies as well as numerous news as part of the Istria Gourmet Festival. “Today we present a list of great young chefs and winemakers who will allow us to enjoy Istrian delicacies. Every year we try to present something new at the Umag ATP event, and this year we are presenting recommended restaurants and winemakers on the wings of the Michelin guide. At Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag, selected specialties and top wines, as well as excellent energy of tennis and entertainment are waiting for you. I invite you all to join us and enjoy. “, said Arlen Brozić, director of the Executive Board of the tournament, thanking all the sponsors who made the Istria Gourmet Festival possible.Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag this year is held from 13 to 22 July. Don’t miss the tennis, party and gourmet spectacle and discover why players and guests of the tournament are always happy to return.More information about the entire program can be found at official tournament page .RELATED NEWS:Ten days of top music: the Umag tournament will be danced by the biggest local and regional stars and world famous DJslast_img read more

Cycling in Croatia: 2nd MTB marathon Pedal on Pag

first_imgWe recently wrote that the Volim Vlašići Association from the island of Pag has set up freebies paper ashtrays on the beaches and solved this big problem in the simplest way, and delighted us all with an ingenious solution. Now, on Saturday, September 22, the Volim Vlašiči Association is organizing the 2nd MTB marathon under the slogan “Pedal on Pag”, and thus again actively participate in the development of tourist destinations.This year, the organizers of the marathon on the most famous Croatian island moved it to early autumn, but they have prepared two new and exciting routes. Also, this year’s MTB marathon starts and ends in Vlašići, which solved the complicated logistics of the previous year.The sponsor of the race is the Zadar County Tourist Board, the Tourist Board of the City of Pag, the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Povljana, the City of Pag, the Municipality of Povljana, JU Natura Jadera and NP Krka. These imposing socialites came together to write the story of the island in a fresh and interesting way. It is certainly interesting to observe how cycling tourism is developing in the direction of a specific tourist product. As well as the fact that lately the destinations that communicate this sport have been profiled.The trademark of the race is the dragonfly, locally called Pag lace. They are a strictly protected and endangered species that breeds on shallow Mediterranean lakes and larger ponds with a substrate of fine silt. And this is just one of the ways in which “Pedal on Pag” presents the island to the public and positions Pag on the map of striking tourist destinations.Two phenomenal trails await pedaling enthusiasts.The first track is longer and, of course, more physically demanding. The start of the so-called “PRO route”, 54 kilometers long, is in Vlašići, from where it moves uphill towards the Veliko and Malo Blato Ornithological Reserve. The “PRO” route continues towards the pools of the Pag saltworks towards the windmills. At this point, the trail becomes more demanding because the asphalt ascent is followed by a descent on macadam. What better promotion of Pag than a spectacular view of Velebit on one side and the salt pools, the outside of the island, Maun and Olib on the other. Then it descends to the town of Pag and from the other side of the pool of the Pag saltworks it goes towards Povljana, Smokvica and back to Vlašići.The second trail, of 28 kilometers, has no great ascents and efforts, so it is suitable for recreationists. It also passes through the Veliko and Malo Blato Ornithological Reserve, where the organizers have provided free birdwatching. Namely, Pag is the stop of many migratory birds, either on the way to warmer regions or on the island. From there, the “recreational route” starts towards Povljana and Stara Povljana, to the inevitable Smokvica and the descent to Vlašić.All licensed and unlicensed competitors with the correct MTB bike have the right to participate, and recreational athletes, professional athletes, tourists and visitors, as well as those over 14 years of age, can participate in the recreational race. The race includes technical assistance and organization, MUP security, a map with the race route and lunch at the finish line, start number, welcome drink and refreshments, but also a competition to choose the most beautiful photo and video from the race. Of course, for the first three places in the men’s and women’s categories in both routes, the organizers provided valuable prizes.Finally, in order to promote cycling on the island of Pag, the Croatian National Tourist Board joined with a new slogan: “You’ve tried Moon-walking but have you tried Moon-cycling” – discover more. All praise to the stakeholders on the efforts invested in the promotion… literally, everything. It is clear that this marathon has long since exceeded the limits of the bicycle race. It served as the medium of a jumbo tourist message whose success we cannot dispute.You can follow the race at social networks or sign up via Hundreds.RELATED NEWS:NEW VIDEO PAG PROMOTING ACTIVE TOURISM PRESENTEDSO SIMPLE, FUNCTIONAL AND INGENIOUS – FREE PAPER ASHTRAYS FOR THE BEACH INSTALLED IN VLASICIlast_img read more

Report on the economic impact of tourism in the EU published

first_imgThe findings point to a high degree of heterogeneity of the role that tourism plays in the economies of the European Union. Countries differ in terms of the relative importance of tourism for domestic production, the relative importance of the added value of tourism for gross value added, the share of employment directly generated by tourism, the relative weight of input expenditures compared to domestic expenditures, the relative importance of indirect tourism impact. value-added tourism, the values ​​of the tourism multiplier and estimates of the overall employment performance. A recognized standard for assessing the direct economic impact of tourism is regularly used and combined with input and output data models or computable general balance models over the last 20 years to assess the overall economic performance of the tourism sector. Only four countries (Austria, Estonia, Germany and Spain) also publish reports or data on the indirect and overall impact of tourism, and the routine developed within this project allows the addition of four more countries (Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal). and the United Kingdom). Distribution of foreign value added by country / region of origin The lack of systematic evidence on the economic impact of tourism does not stem from theoretical or methodological issues, but from other reasons such as insufficient human and financial resources of the Central Bureau of Statistics in collecting and processing tourist data, lack of legal framework and specific technical guidelines at EU level. and the approach to be followed in data collection, organization and harmonization, and the lack of a single standard procedure used by EU Member States to report and disseminate information on satellite calculations for tourism. Four primary objectives of the report have been set: These findings point out that the use of statistical techniques to estimate missing data (for example, econometric modeling) is inefficient, as the different economic structures of EU countries are likely to generate partially inconsistent results. A step forward is in improving the availability of satellite calculations for tourism for each of the 28 countries of the European Union. Future research and statistical efforts should focus on defining the legal framework for the development and publication of standardized satellite calculations for tourism in each of the EU Member States, establishing a clear and complete common template to be used in the preparation of satellite calculations for tourism to facilitate calculation of results and extension of the mentioned procedures and templates on the project “FIGARO” (European International Input and Output Database) to enable the assessment of foreign value added for 28 countries of the European Union, with direct, indirect and domestic added value. The primary conclusions of the report are as follows: Gross value added of tourism as a share of consumption in tourism Furthermore, the aim was to scan the data for each of the 28 countries of the European Union in order to highlight the shortcomings in the availability and reliability of the data and to define the minimum common denominator needed to calculate the indirect and total tourism impact. You can find the full report HERE. The European Commission has published a report on a study entitled “The Economic Impact of Tourism in the European Union”. The report was compiled at the Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism, University of Bologna. The first was to evaluate the scientific and legislative literature related to the economic impact of tourism (with special emphasis on the European Union) in order to classify and evaluate the different methodologies and approaches used so far. Existing reports and available data identify a group of around 18 to 20 European Union countries for which estimates of the direct economic impact of tourism on domestic production and / or gross value added can be used. Employment findings are also available for some of them. In conclusion, the aim was to collect, compare and analyze data on the economic impact of tourism on the European Union in order to provide a useful statistical tool that can inform stakeholders, experts and legislators and guide the analysis of legislation in the field of tourism. Also, a partial explanation for the heterogeneity of results stems from the relevance of global production chains and the added value of foreign trade in tourism. If the added value of foreign trade is considered, the total added value generated by tourism increases by about 15 to 20 per cent and a maximum of 30 per cent, as is the case with Ireland and other small and open economies. Also, the aim was to identify and compile a reliable methodology for calculating indirect and total impacts of tourism (on domestic production, value added and employment) using available data from satellite calculations for tourism and input and output data for a set of countries. Source: European Parliamentlast_img read more