An initiative was launched to declare Vukovar as a place of special reverence as a protected locality

first_imgThe Association of Croatian Tourist Guide Associations has launched an initiative to include the area of ​​the city of Vukovar in the list as a fully protected entity, ie a locality.Namely, in accordance with the Tourism Services Act, protected localities will be areas where a tourist guide can provide services only if he has passed a special part of the professional exam for protected units (localities), for which he can be educated only in the Republic of Croatia.”We hope that the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Capelli, will consider and accept this proposal and harmonize the Ordinance on Protected Entities (sites) with the Bill on the Proclamation of Vukovar as a place of special homeland piety with the aim of preserving lasting memories of Vukovar in the Homeland War. , encouraging its social development with special emphasis on the development of cultural tourism in accordance with the adopted national strategy and the adopted strategy for the development of cultural tourism in the Republic of Croatia, which cannot be realized without systematic protection of all proposed protected sites and units whose professional interpretation requires additional education. tourist guides with the aim of promoting and protecting the national and local identity of the Croatian people. ” pointed out Kristina Nuić Prka, president of the Association of Croatian Tourist GuidesThe Ministry of Veterans is drafting the Bill on declaring Vukovar a place of special homeland piety, which expresses the uniqueness of Vukovar in recent Croatian history and which seeks to pay respect and recognition to the victims of the inhabitants and veterans of Vukovar. “This is an area of ​​exceptional national interest, and in order to preserve the memory of Vukovar and the dignity of the Homeland War, we also believe that it is crucial to tell visitors and tourists the truth about the Homeland War and adequately show the protected site, convey the suffering, emotions and pride of its inhabitants. areas“Concluded Nuić Prka and added that as an Association that brings together tourist guides from all over Croatia, they thank the City of Vukovar for recognizing the importance of tourist guides and the importance of authentic presentation of the Homeland War and Vukovar as a fully protected site.Related news: KRISTINA NUIĆ PRKA: TOURIST GUIDES INTERPRET CULTURAL HERITAGE, AND CULTURAL HERITAGE IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM GLOBALIZATIONlast_img read more

Won’t watch NFL over anthem protests

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSince 1948, I have been a die-hard New York Giants fan. That was the year the Giants acquired Charlie Conerly from the Washington Redskins. Sunday was the best day of the week during football season, and I proudly watched every game, cheering on my team, wearing my Giants sweatshirt that I refused to wash because it would wash away their luck of winning the game.That was until the day Giants players didn’t stand for the national anthem. That day was the end of my football season. I was so disgusted and hurt by that display of disrespect toward our country that it brought tears to my eyes. It was beyond my comprehension. I never thought my Giants would display such hatred toward America — the America that provides them with the freedoms and economic success they enjoy today.For me, I find this behavior unacceptable and I will not support it. Additionally, the NFL franchise owners’ reaction to not televise the playing of the national anthem is just as unacceptable.So until Americans like me, who just want to watch talented athletes perform on the field and not feel we are betraying our country, I will not be, nor have not been, watching any games or purchasing any items from their sponsors.George J. Kot Jr.SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Jamie Carragher claims Sokratis Papastathopolous isn’t up to Arsenal’s level after Watford error

first_imgJamie Carragher claims Sokratis Papastathopolous isn’t up to Arsenal’s level after Watford error Both Sokratis Papastathopolous and David Luiz struggled for Arsenal against Watford (Picture: Getty)Carragher said: ‘Emery inherited poor defenders. He has tried to move on Shkodran Mustafi, who made a lot of mistakes, but in David Luiz they have signed another defender who makes mistakes and in Sokratis, the club have brought in someone else who is perhaps not at the level where they need him.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I can understand the signing of David Luiz as he was cheap and they needed somebody, but I’m not his biggest fan and to give away two penalties in four games is not a great start at all. The problem is, that will not change, no matter who the manager is.‘David Luiz has had plenty of managers and he has always had the same problems.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySokratis was one of Emery’s first signings at Arsenal, joining in a £17m deal from Borussia Dortmund and he has been a virtual ever-present in the starting XI ever since.This season, Sokratis has partnered Luiz four times in the Premier League, but the pair have combined for a mistake leading to a goal and two penalties conceded already.Carragher’s fellow Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville, meanwhile, went a step further, stating: ‘I just think Sokratis is a poor player, he’s a poor player. I don’t think it’s structural, I don’t think Unai Emery’s going to change, I just think it’s poor execution.’Sokratis held his hands up after the game, posting on Twitter: ‘I think that I cost the game for the team. It was my mistake for something simple that I don’t have to do.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Sokratis Papastathopolous committed a costly mistake in the 2-2 draw against Watford (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher has suggested that Sokratis Papastathopolous isn’t at the required standard to play for Arsenal following his mistake in the 2-2 draw against Watford on Sunday.The 31-year-old lost possession in his own penalty area with Tom Cleverley intercepting his attempted pass before scoring past Bernd Leno to bring Watford back into the game.Watford went on to secure a deserved point after Roberto Pereyra scored a penalty late on following a clumsy foul from Arsenal’s other centre-back David Luiz.Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher questioned Unai Emery’s decision to sign Sokratis and Luiz since arriving at Arsenal last summer.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 17 Sep 2019 3:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link729Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Successful auctions across Brisbane

first_imgSellers at 11 Apple Blossom Pl, Eight Mile Plains, John and Grace Guarras were very pleased with the result. Photo: Supplied.“We’ve loved the house, the beautiful open house, but we’re at an age where we want to downsize,” said Mrs Guarras.“It has been a lovely home and we’ve always been very fussy with our homes, so the people who move in, they won’t have anything to do!”There’s also been a real buzz around the sale of 140 Kadumba St, Yeronga as a beautiful Hamptons-inspired design on a huge block of land went under the hammer. A stunning day of frenzied bidding, big crowds and brilliant results played out at auction events across Brisbane. Photo: Annette DewIt wasn’t a day for the feint hearted at the city’s auctions as crowd numbers, prices and heart rates all hit peaks.One of the biggest results was reserved for a home in the city’s southern suburbs.The property at 11 Apple Blossom Pl, Eight Mile Plains was always going to be hotly contested, but even the marketing agents were blown away by the final figure.A crowd of approximately 100 were there to witness 17 registered bidders compete for the title ¬ — freehold title, that is.While a bid of $700,000 started the ball rolling, the end price was always going to blitz it and when the hammer came down at $884,000, there were some very happy participants.“It’s a fantastic result,” declared Owen Chen, agent at Place Sunnybank.“It sold for much more than the reserve which was set at $850,000 so the owners are very happy. It was all about team work.”Mr Chen said the Japanese buyers had been to plenty of other auctions prior to today’s event.“They have been following my auctions for a long, long time but every time they have frustratingly lost to other parties, so this time I gave them a pep talk,” he said.Grace and John Guarras were very pleased to see the home sold, and are looking forward to something smaller. 4 Yeoman St, Chapel Hill was another successful sale for the day. Picture: supplied.“Everyone has their criteria when looking for a home, but this one really has it all,” said Josh Klemm, marketing agent at Ray White Metro West.He was proved right when four registered bidders fought it out to reach a sale price of $832,500 for the home.Further west and bargain of the week must surely go to 35/8 Rosegum Pl, Redbank Plains which sold for $160,000 under the hammer.The two-bedroom, lowset, brick unit has ready access to western corridor facilities, and at that price, should prove a canny investment.center_img 140 Kadumba Street, Yeronga sold for $1.91 million. Photo: supplied.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThere were only three registered bidders, but that’s all it took to make the sale.“We are thrilled to declare it sold to a young local family looking to upgrade in the area for $1.91 million,” said Judy Goodger, marketing agent at Place New Farm.“Yeronga is a gorgeous and convenient location for families and time-and-time again we’re seeing huge competition when homes like this come on the market.”Further out of town and 35 Noel St, Hendra had its time in the sun.Jon Finney, agent at Ray White Albion, had five bidders registered for the event and that’s all it took to see a great result.Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush was very pleased to oversee the auction too.“The bidding bounced from $500,000 to $600,000 and then a couple from around the corner increased the price to $700,000 and it sold,” Mr Cush said.“It was a pretty good result, and once again highlights the market is strong for unrenovated properties. The owner’s had tried to sell it themselves previously, so this shows the power of a marketing campaign and auction that creates competition. It works,” he added.Out in the western suburbs and 4 Yeoman St, Chapel Hill also successfully sold.Set on 673 square metres, this five-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-level weatherboard cottage was pitched as a family home that would have wide appeal.last_img read more

Masterplanned community welcomes 300th resident

first_imgCentral parklands with crossing bridge and landscaped recreation and play spaces. Photo: SuppliedA masterplanned residential community at Walloon has welcomed its 300th resident.Soon to marry new residents, Byron Johnson and Kate Hill, are two of the newest residents settling into their new home at Waterlea.In June 2018, army Private Byron Johnson accepted his first military posting at the RAAF Amberley nearby the Walloon township and purchased his first home, a Waterlea land and house package. Kate Hill and Byron Johnson are new residents at Waterlea. In September, he met Kate, an Ipswich-based social worker – the pair are now engaged.Together they moved into their Waterlea home as building works completed in March 2019with wedding bells ringing in April. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoMr Johnson said buying at Waterlea was a simple decision.“Waterlea is close to the RAAF base where I am stationed for the next two years, and the lot and house package was within my price range. Done deal,” he said.“In June 2018, I started looking and purchased within three weeks. Waterlea was the firstand only development that I considered. The other new house communities were too far awayfrom my work, or the land cost was prohibitive.”Mr Johnson said he purchased a 480sq m block.“At the time of purchase, before I met my fiancé Kate, it was only me living in the house, so it was large enough without requiring too much maintenance. Equally, I had a budget that I did not want to exceed,” he said.The home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage.Inside there are black taps, tiled floors and kitchen bench top, a neutral colour carpet and white walls and joinery. Waterlea Walloon is a $350 million award-winning masterplanned community south of Brisbane on the outskirts of Ipswich. Waterlea is comprised of 13 villages which includes a network of walking and cycling trails, parklands and waterways, and is walking distance to the historic town of Walloon.last_img read more

EPL: Watford ambush Everton

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Watford vs. Everton Venue: Vicarage Road Kick off: 4PMWatford face Everton at Vicarage Road this afternoon in the Premier League, with the home side looking to continue their resurgence under new manager Nigel Pearson. Watford seemed all but relegated when Pearson arrived in early December, but four Premier League wins from nine matches have allowed them to move within one point of safety. Having taken 11 points from their last six matches Watford are now looking up, but two losses in their last two games have stunted momentum. A defeat in their last league fixture to fellow strugglers Aston Villa was particularly damaging, while they would have been embarrassed by losing to Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup last Thursday. The Hertfordshire club also came out on the wrong side in the reverse fixture back in August, with a second half Bernard goal sealing the 1-0 win for Everton. Both sides have made changes in personnel since then, with Troy Deeney returning for Watford and Everton switching to a 4-4-2 under Carlo Ancelotti. While the changes have not brought about instant success, the Italian’s side are now well clear of the relegation zone. Everton’s away form remains poor, with the Toffees only managing two wins and nine points on the road this season. However, in the four league away games since Ancelotti’s arrival in December they have taken five points, more than the four Silva managed between August and December. Watford possible XI: Foster, Mariappa, Dawson, Cathcart, Masina, Doucoure, Capoue, Chalobah, Pereyra, Deeney, Deulofeu. Everton possible XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne, Walcott, Delph, Davies, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Kean.Tags: EvertonNigel PearsonTranmere RoversVicarage RoadWatfordlast_img read more

Long in Tigers link

first_img Press Association Shane Long has been given permission to leave the Republic of Ireland’s training camp to discuss a “transfer-related matter”, Press Association Sport understands. The West Brom striker is part of Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad ahead of the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers, but has been heavily linked with a move to Hull. A move to the KC Stadium or elsewhere now appears to be closer to happening after the 26-year-old was granted permission to return to England to start talks. last_img

O’Neill counts cost of ugly defeat

first_img Press Association With an hour gone at Windsor Park on Friday night, O’Neill would have been contemplating a famous World Cup qualifying victory with his side 2-1 up and Portugal having lost Helder Postiga to a red card. But Chris Brunt and Kyle Lafferty were both dismissed to allow Paulo Bento’s side back into the game and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo obliged with a 15-minute hat-trick to seal a 4-2 win. Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is facing a player shortage for Tuesday’s clash with Luxembourg after injuries and red cards against Portugal left his plans in tatters. “You have to look at the players that would be available,” he said. “Stephen Robinson has the under-21 lads in Belgium now and it would be a bit unfair to call on his players. Most of his lads have no first team football experience…it’s a big ask.” Paddy McCourt is an obvious solution to bolster the numbers. The winger was not originally selected after a disrupted pre-season left him short of match fitness, but he is now in full training with new club Barnsley. Reduced numbers meant O’Neill was already forced into brave team selection against Portugal. He pitched 21-year-old MK Dons defender Lee Hodson against Ronaldo at right-back, while attacking midfielder Brunt was deployed as an emergency left-back. Both selections raised eyebrows, but O’Neill believes he had no real choice. “They are only gambles if you have got other options,” he said. “It wasn’t really a gamble, it was a no-brainer. “I had one available right-back in Hodson and my gamble was that I played him at right-back. “I though Lee was magnificent, coming in in those circumstances. “The decision with Chris came because I didn’t want to take energy out of the front six. I could have played him and Shane in either position on the left but Brunty has not played any first-team football for West Brom this season and by his own admission felt he’d be better suited to left-back. “Those decisions had to be made.” Brunt and Lafferty will now be absent when their team-mates fly to Luxembourg on Sunday morning and O’Neill has other problems to deal with too. He confirmed that Derby forward Jamie Ward, who has excelled in his last two appearances and scored his first international goal against Portugal, is a doubt alongside Shane Ferguson. Both were substituted in the second half in some discomfort, while an Irish Football Association official said that Niall McGinn was also nursing an injury. With Aaron Hughes, Ryan McGivern and Craig Cathcart already injured before the squad met in Belfast, O’Neill could potentially be down to the bare bones. “We will have to sit down and assess our options,” he admitted. “As well as the red cards the biggest blow is a couple of injuries. “Wardy is possibly out and Fergie may not be available, so that will give us something to think about.” O’Neill has limited options outside of the squad and appears unlikely to delve into a very inexperienced under-21 pool. last_img read more

Pakistan aiming to use ODI series as preparation for ICC Champions Trophy

first_imgPakistan fielding coach Steve Rixon said that his side will be using the upcoming One Day International Series against the West Indies as preparation for the June 1 – 18  ICC Champions Trophy in England.The Guyana National Stadium will play host to three ODIs between the West Indies and Pakistan, starting Friday April 7, while matches will be played on Sunday April 9, and Tuesday April 11.Speaking to reporters on Monday, the former Australian batsman said that his team has shifted their focus from T20 cricket, to the one day game, noting “it’s something we haven’t played particularly well over the years, but we’re looking forward to the improvement there and obviously heading into the Champions Trophy, so very much the focus on One Day cricket.”Pakistan’s fielding coach Steve Rixon.West Indies, who are currently ranked ninth with 84 points in the latest ICC team rankings, are under pressure to improve their position on the table as only the top eight ranked teams as of September 30, 2017, will earn an automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup.With the addition of a series against Afghanistan, West Indies now have a total of 12 ODIs – three each against Pakistan and Afghanistan, a one-off against Ireland and five away games against England – before the cut-off date. However, for Pakistan, their focus is largely set on getting quality performance from the players ahead of the ICC showpiece in June.“We’ve set out target on this series from the moment we’ve got together as a group, it is a focus for further down the track, but we just have to focus on playing well and getting focus for the Champions Trophy” According to Rixon.Pakistan is on their first tour of the West Indies since 2013 where they won a five-match ODI series 3-1 and swept a pair of T20 Internationals.last_img read more

Ismail and Luus clinch a thriller for SA

first_imgSOUTH Africa had only won four out of 30 ODIs in which they had to chase 200 or more. But victory looked a mere formality in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday when Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt, their openers, put on 113 in chase of 207.Then, out of nowhere, they lost five wickets for 34 runs, three of them to run outs, to induce panic.A cruise had turned into a full-blown collapse with Pakistan gleefully tightening the noose and it came down to the No. 9 batsman Shabnim Ismail, who had a poor day with the ball, conceding 52 off her nine overs for two wickets – expensive when taken into account the low-scoring contest – to introduce the calm back into South Africa’s chase as she hit back-to-back fours to clinch a three-wicket win with an over to spare.Sune Luus contributed 15 valuable runs to an unbroken 30-run stand for the eighth wicket to deliver the knockout blow for Pakistan, who last won a World Cup match in March 2009.All the tension began in the middle overs of the chase. Nashra Sandhu, who took nine wickets in five matches in the qualifying tournament to put Pakistan in the World Cup, bowled with immaculate control, conceding only 32 runs in a single spell of 10 overs.Then, Sadia Yousuf, who dropped a straightforward catch at long-off to reprieve Lee on 46, picked up the big wickets of Chloe Tryon and Mignon du Preez as Pakistan brought themselves back to life.With the equation down to 16 off 12 balls, Sana Mir, the captain who had one over left, punted on Kainat Imtiaz, who had conceded 40 off seven overs until that point. Ayesha Zafar put down a tough chance at mid-off, the ball went to the boundary, South Africa sneaked home and Mir, who had been Pakistan’s most economical bowler with 1 for 27 off nine overs, was left to rue the crucial decision.The trigger for South Africa’s collapse was the run-out of Wolvaardt. The 18-year old, playing her first World Cup game, batted fluently to bring up her fourth half-century in ODIs. But in the 31st over, she was sold a dummy by the new batsman Trisha Chetty.Wolvaardt was more than halfway down the pitch when her partner decided a second run was not on. South Africa, cruising high and happy at 124 for 1 at that stage, suddenly slipped into a hole. They were lucky to have got away.When Pakistan reflect on the game, they’d perhaps point to the crucial 30 runs which they couldn’t get while batting as a reason for not getting in two crucial points. Opener Nahida Khan top scored with 79, the highest individual score for Pakistan in a World Cup, and potentially set them up for a total of at least 230.But poor running and a succession of desperate strokes resulted in a middle-order muddle. Two of their most accomplished batsmen – Bismah Maroof and Nain Abidi – were guilty of these indiscretions; both of them were stumped in an attempt to hit out when the situation demanded a calmer approach.Nahida was forced back into playing the anchor role before she was run-out in the 39th over. Pakistan were clearly far from their best, and still they put on quite a show.(ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more