Accommodation facilities from Croatia finalists in all categories for the selection of the best in Europe

first_img12 Croatian accommodation facilities entered the finals of the selection for the best tourist apartment or holiday home in Europe called the European Holiday Home Award. The solemn announcement of the winners will be at a gala dinner on September 14, organized by the European Family Tourism Association EHHA, of which the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has been a member since March.”This success of accommodation facilities from Croatia is a confirmation of the work of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on improving quality by promoting specialization, branding and education developed through the annual cycle of national and cluster Family Accommodation Forums through which more than 6000 family accommodation hosts are educated ”, commented the president of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Nedo Pinezić.The categories in which it was possible to compete are the best holiday accommodation in the European capital, the best beach holiday accommodation, the best family holiday accommodation, the best green holiday accommodation, the best pet holiday accommodation, the best health and wellness holiday accommodation , the best unique vacation spot and the best affordable vacation accommodation. They are nominated from Croatia Villa Vista Zamask, apartmani Peljesac-Sreser, House for rest Verudica, Villa Sea Edge, Holiday Villa in Split, Villa Falcon Rook, Makarska-Gornje Podbablje, Villa Milica, Villa Prosika, Split-Srinjine, Zminj-Vadediji House Ulika.Family accommodation in Croatia confirmed the quality on the European marketAfter the first phase, the expert jury selected eight finalists for each category, including as many as 12 from Croatia, or at least one in each of the categories. “A total of 425 accommodation facilities from 18 countries were registered with a total of 640 nominations. Most applications by country came, after Spain, from Croatia, more precisely from Istria and Dalmatia, and the management is from those regions and finalists”, Said the vice president of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Danijela Cavlovic, which is also a member of the Evaluation Committee of the European Holiday Home Award.The Croatian Chamber of Commerce reminds that in September, applications for the awarding of prizes for family accommodation within the action “Tourist flower – Quality for Croatia” will be opened, and applications will be able to be sent via the form that will be published next week on website-pages of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more

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Tropical cyclone expected to form over western Caribbean

first_imgNewsRegional Tropical cyclone expected to form over western Caribbean by: – August 18, 2011 Share 11 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Tweet An area of cloudiness and showers just to the south of Jamaica associated with a tropical wave continues to show signs of organisation and environmental conditions appear conducive for a tropical depression to form during the next day or two.However, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, an Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft investigating the area on Wednesday afternoon did not find a closed circulation.Interests along the coast of the western Caribbean Sea should monitor the progress of this disturbance. This system has a high chance — 60 percent — of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves generally westward at 15 to 20 mph.Meanwhile, shower activity is beginning to increase in association with a tropical wave over the eastern Atlantic about 750 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. Although significant development is not likely during the next couple of days, conditions could become more conducive for development thereafter. This system has a low chance — 10 percent — of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves westward near 15 mph.Elsewhere, tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Mrs. Linda Carol (Peelman) Peters

first_imgMrs. Linda Carol (Peelman) Peters, age 71, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on June 26, 1945, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Frank Edward and Mary Naomi (Fulton) Peelman. She was raised in Switzerland County where she attended the Vevay High School. Linda was united in marriage on July 24, 1967, in Vevay, Indiana, to Bobby Joe Peters and to this union arrived a son, Robert Wayne and a daughter Cheryl Lynn to bless their home. Linda and Bobby Joe shared 49 loving years of marriage together until her death. Linda was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 40 years. She was later employed in housekeeping for the Ogle Haus Inn in Vevay, Indiana, for five years. Linda was also employed in housekeeping for Belterra Casino & Resort in Belterra, Indiana, for 7 years. Linda resided in the Switzerland County community all of her life. She was raised in the Vevay Church of Christ in Vevay, Indiana. Linda enjoyed cooking, housekeeping, collecting porcelain dolls and spending time with her family. Linda passed away with her loving family by her side at 1:45 pm, Saturday, September 17, 2016, at her residence in Florence, Indiana.Linda will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 49 years: Bobby Joe Peters of Florence, IN; her son: Robert Wayne Peters of Hanover, IN; her son-in-law: Harold Wayne Cunningham of Florence, IN; her grandchildren: Dustin. Logan, Chelsey and Tesla; her great-granddaughters: Chandale and Paige; her sisters: Shirley Marsh of Lawrenceburg, IN and Mary Downing of Vevay, IN; her brothers: Gordon Peelman of Lawrenceburg, IN and Ronnie Peelman of Columbia, SC and her several nieces, nephews and other relatives.She was preceded in death by her parents: Frank Edward “E.P.” and Mary Naomi (Fulton) Peelman; her daughter: Cheryl Lynn Cunningham, died July 16, 2011; her sisters: Virginia Peelman, Betty Tomlison and Roberta Kearney; her brothers: Eugene Peelman, Robert “Bobby” Peelman and Charles “Chuck” Peelman.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Bro. Hobert Byrd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Linebacker removed from team

first_imgSophomore linebacker Levi Jones walks off the field after warming up at the Coliseum. (Photo courtesy of Tim Tessalone)Sophomore linebacker Levi Jones has been dismissed from the USC football program, according to head coach Clay Helton. He was sidelined during the Cal game last weekend due to a violation of team rules earlier in the week. When asked about the arrest after practice, Helton declined to comment further. “I have one comment for you,” Helton said. “He had a team rule violation this past week and is no longer on our roster. Thank you.”Jones was arrested at 5:50 a.m. on July 8, 2018 in South Pasadena for public intoxication, the Pasadena Police Department confirmed Tuesday. USC did not confirm if Jones’ removal from the team was related to his arrest.Jones had 13 tackles this season through eight games. As a freshman, he played in 14 games and recorded 15 tackles. He is the fourth player to leave the program this season. Safety Ykili Ross and cornerback Je’Quari Godfrey transferred, while safety Bubba Bolden  withdrew after facing suspension for an off-campus incident.Sam Arslanian contributed to this report.CORRECTION: A previous version of this article was accompanied by a photo of Trevon Sidney, not Levi Jones. The photo has been replaced. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Mourinho blames Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool for loss

first_imgJose Mourinho blamed Chelsea’s nearest rivals for his team’s 3-0 loss to West Brom in the Premier League on Monday.A brace from Saido Berahino and a second-half goal from Chris Brunt saw Tony Pulis’ men to their win at The Hawthorns, with Cesc Fabregas sent off in the 29th minute for Chelsea.With the title already wrapped up, Mourinho said his side were unable to play at the intensity required.The Portuguese tactician said his team could not be blamed for winning the title with matches to spare.”Football is to be played at maximum intensity and in our situation it’s not easy to do that,” Mourinho said.”I cannot say it’s a big surprise for me. I know what normally happens when a team is champion with matches in hand. “Bayern Munich lost the last three matches in the league, and when you’re champions so early it’s difficult to keep the motivation high.”When you lose that salt and pepper of the competition it’s difficult to compete at the highest level.”If I have to blame anybody, blame Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool for letting us win the title so early.”Chelsea are eight points clear of City (76 points) and even further clear of Arsenal (71), United (69) and Liverpool (62).–last_img read more

Dee Gordon’s heads-up baserunning sparks Los Angeles Dodgers’ sweep

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SAN FRANCISCO >> Dee Gordon’s speed has allowed him to steal 46 bases, make his first All-Star team, and get penciled into the top of the Dodgers’ batting order practically every day this season.Against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, Gordon’s speed sparked the Dodgers to victory. Taking his lead from third base in the fifth inning, Gordon felt like he was far enough down the line to score when a third-strike pitch bounced away from Giants catcher Buster Posey. He was right. On offense, the Dodgers were sparked by a different player in each game of the series. Friday, it was Yasiel Puig and his franchise record-tying three triples. Saturday, Juan Uribe went 2 for 4 with two RBIs against his former team.Sunday, it was Gordon.The Dodgers’ second baseman reached base three times without a hit or a walk. He reached on a fielding error to lead off the game, and was hit by a pitch in the third inning, but didn’t score either time.In the fifth inning, Gordon struck out swinging on a pitch in the dirt by newly acquired Giants starter Jake Peavy (0-1). The pitch got by Posey, allowing Gordon to reach first base.Puig then walked and Peavy wild-pitched both runners up a base. When Gonzalez struck out swinging on another wild pitch in the dirt, Gordon scored the game-tying run. Gonzalez said he “absolutely” thought Gordon would score from third base.“That’s why I ran,” Gonzalez said. “I always think about it when I’m on third base but I don’t have the speed. I’m glad he took the chance. It was a great read.”Ryu, for his part, didn’t expect Gordon to score. He was glad he was wrong.“It changed the energy of the team,” Ryu said through an interpreter.“Dee does things that nobody thinks about doing,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.The inning wasn’t over. Ramirez singled, scoring Puig with the go-ahead run. Carl Crawford tripled to right field, and Ramirez scored all the way from first with a slide under the tag from Posey.There are reasons to believe the Dodgers can maintain whatever momentum they gained during their 5-4 road trip. Mattingly is using the off-day today to skip struggling starter Dan Haren’s next turn through the rotation. Josh Beckett will take the ball Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves. Then the rotation will turn over again, with Greinke and Kershaw closing out the series.Meanwhile, the lineup seems to have stabilized with Puig in center field and Kemp in right. The team is healthy and the roles are more clearly defined than in weeks past. Andre Ethier, with a .248 average and four home runs, and left-handed killer Scott Van Slyke are the fourth and fifth outfielders — a point Mattingly all but conceded prior to the game.After some hiccups in St. Louis and Pittsburgh, the Dodgers have the best record in the National League.“You know it’s a chance to build momentum,” Mattingly said of the sweep. “It’s a confidence-builder for your club to come into a tough environment and play well, get some runs.”center_img Posey threw out Adrian Gonzalez at first base as Gordon sprinted home and beat the throw, tying the game 2-2. The Dodgers scored twice more in the inning and the rally held up for a 4-3 win over the Giants at AT&T Park.“As soon as he snapped his head,” Gordon said of Posey, “I just made the choice to go and I was safe.”After sweeping the three-game series, the Dodgers lead the National League West by a game and a half; they entered the series trailing the Giants by a game and a half. Their other reward: A day off today followed by eight games at home.The sweep was as close to a total team effort as the Dodgers have received in weeks. Matt Kemp went 2 for 3 Sunday and 6 for 11 in the series. After taking four days off to nurse a sore left hand, Hanley Ramirez went 6 for 13 in the series. The Dodgers’ starting pitchers didn’t allow a run until the third inning Sunday.Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5) wasn’t as dominant as Zack Greinke or Clayton Kershaw. He allowed three runs in six innings, and that was good enough. J.P. Howell, Brian Wilson and Kenley Jansen each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the win. Jansen’s save was his 30th of the season.last_img read more

Jim Brown’s criticism of Kobe Bryant is off-base

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Give Jim Brown credit. At least he’s consistent.Back in 1992 the NFL Hall of Famer had this to say about Michael Jordan:“He’s more interested in his image for his shoe deals than he is in helping his own people.”Then in 2009, he had this to say about Tiger Woods: “He’ll run you over, he’ll kick your (butt), but as an individual for social change or any of that kind of (stuff) … terrible. Terrible.” So Brown calls him out publicly for not thinking like him, acting like him or fighting the exact same fight he does.Ironic, isn’t it?For someone who stood so tall in the fight for black America’s inalienable right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Brown sure seems offended when a fellow black American pursues his contentment exactly as he pleases.For someone who fought so diligently for blacks to be treated and judged as human beings rather than by skin color, Brown certainly seems angry that a fellow black thinks and acts as an individual rather than be perpetually bound by the singular message of one race.The greatest irony of all is a man who assisted the movement to eradicate skin color as a basis for treatment is calling out Bryant for not being black enough.Bryant, who spent ages 6-13 growing up in Italy while his dad played professional basketball there, understandably was stunned by Brown’s harsh comments and initially took to Twitter to respond:“A “Global” African American is an inferior shade to “American” African Americans?? #hmm.. that doesn’t sound very #Mandela or #DrKing sir”He later expounded on his feelings.“It surprised me in the sense that it came out of left field. I’ve never even met him. It came out of left field. But I do think it’s a great opportunity to have this conversation, to have this discussion. No matter where you come from, whether you come from Italy, whether you come from Inglewood, whether you come from London it doesn’t matter.“Ultimately the conversation is that it doesn’t matter what color skin you are to begin with. But I think it’s a good place to start and have a good conversation.”It was an eloquent response to a completely unnecessary and unprompted personal attack by Brown. While Brown has a right to his opinion, off base and presumptuous as it might be, it seems rather petty and judgmental for someone who fought so hard to broaden the view of black Americans well beyond skin color.He questions where Bryant fits in black America as if there is room for just one voice in that community, conspicuously neglecting the reality the beauty of every race lies in its wide range rather than narrow scope.He insinuated because Bryant didn’t spend his entire childhood in America he isn’t well-versed enough in the black culture — as if it’s some secret club — and therefore wouldn’t be welcome if Brown ever called a summit of black athletes to discuss black issues.Doesn’t that contradict everything Brown’s devoted so much of his life to?The sin of silencing someone because they are different than you?And how incredibly short-sighted to close yourself off to contrary ideas and diverse thinking when the greatest solutions typically derive from well-rounded discussions in which more voices are heard, not less?Brown has been a worthy solider in one of the great human rights battles in the history of mankind, and he is correct in believing the battle is not yet over.But the dynamics of today’s fight simply are not the same as they were when he stood front and center in the civil rights movement the 1960’s — iconic figures like Bryant, Jordan and Woods gleaming examples of that progress.And the battleground isn’t confined simply to America. A global star like Bryant reaches well beyond his own borders to raise money and awareness for a variety of causes world-wide.I would urge Brown — and anyone else for that matter — to visit the the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation website at to see exactly what kind of impact he makes nationally and internationally.It might not satisfy Jim Brown’s notion of where Bryant fits into the African-American community, but in the larger context of the human race Bryant needs not defend himself to @DailyNewsVinny on Twittercenter_img And this week, while appearing on the Arsenio Hall Show, Brown said this about Kobe Bryant: “He threw (Shaquille O’Neal) under the bus and he is somewhat confused about (African-American culture) because he was brought up in another country. He doesn’t quite fit what’s happening in America.”And then this:“In the days when we had a summit and we called the top black athletes together to talk to Muhammad Ali about his status with the armed forces, there were some athletes we didn’t call. If I had to call that summit all over, there would be some athletes I wouldn’t call. Kobe would be one of them.”Notice a trend?An African-American athlete rises to iconic status but isn’t lock and step with Brown’s idea of what a black superstar should be about.last_img read more

Brandon Ingram will train with Kobe Bryant, ‘dream big’

first_imgThe most intriguing Lakers workout this summer might not involve UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, Washington’s Markelle Fultz, Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox or Kansas’ Josh Jackson.The Lakers surely will play host to those players as they evaluate their options with their No. 2 draft pick, but the most interesting workouts of the summer might involve former Laker Kobe Bryant and Lakers forward Brandon Ingram. Fresh off his rookie season, Ingram hopes to accelerate his growth by training with the future Hall of Famer in Orange County.“Of course, it’s going to happen eventually this summer,” Ingram said in a phone interview. “I’ll pick his brain on whatever.”Before that happens, though, Bryant stressed that growth requires more than just offseason training sessions. In an interview with Southern California News Group last month, Bryant also outlined the importance for Ingram to formulate a five-year plan regarding his NBA career. It sounds like Ingram already has etched out a blueprint. “I’m excited for this summer,” said Ingram, who again plans to play for the Lakers’ Summer League team in Las Vegas in July. “To have feedback this early, having availability and having this many months (to work) on different things is exciting.”During that time, Ingram said he has already seen “progress” in his pursuit to reach his five-year plan.“You dream big,” he said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“In five years, you can say you want to be a superstar in this league and want to win such and such amount of championships,” Ingram said. “But I also want to continue to get better and better each and every year. Of course, you want to win more games every year. But my main goal right now is to get better and get closer toward having a winning team with the Lakers organization.”The Lakers, who finished 26-56 in 2016-17, gained another piece that should help them reach that goal when they secured the No. 2 pick in last week’s draft lottery. As Ingram acknowledged, “it’s another asset that can bring a lot of potential to our team.” The Lakers’ ability to end a four-year postseason drought likely hinges on their young players — and whoever else is added to the mix — continuing to develop together.That explains why Ingram is among a handful of young players who have participated in informal workouts at the Lakers’ El Segundo practice facility the past week. D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Ivica Zubac, Tyler Ennis and David Nwaba have all participated.On Monday evening, at an event sponsored by Delta Air Lines, Ingram and street artist Jonas Never donated an 8×22-foot mural to Covenant House California, a shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked young people in Los Angeles. That event aside, Ingram has spent most of his offseason “getting to the gym early in the morning.”After averaging 9.4 points and shooting 40.2 percent during his rookie season, the 6-foot-9, 190-pound Ingram continues to focus on bulking up in the weight room and said he is tweaking “little mechanics” on his shooting stroke.last_img read more

More Boats on the Rivers, and More Policing

first_imgBy John Burton and Jay Cook |FAIR HAVEN – It’s been a busy boating season this summer as seemingly more take advantage of the area waterways for fun during the warm months. But with the greater number of people using watercrafts there are always a few who ignore the rules and common courtesy.Brian Rice, Fair Haven, is a licensed charter boat captain who grew up working and playing on the water. In his perception, boat traffic hasn’t necessarily increased this year, nor have the number of scofflaws failing to adhere to no-wake zones or those who wind up speeding. But, as always, “You have the weekend warriors,” Rice observed. “You have the people who are inconsiderate, let alone not knowing the rules of the road, being irresponsible.”“On the water, especially on the water,” Rice said he’s learned through experience. “Because there’s no posted speed limits,” people just disregard what should be done.“The biggest problems we’re seeing is a lack of knowledge on the part of the operators of boating rules and regulations,” said Lt. Ted Schafer, a spokesman for New Jersey State Police. “Specifically, they’re operating at higher rates of speed than they should be, than is safe and that is allowed.”Schafer was speaking in general terms of what State Police are witnessing in the waterways around the state, with enforcement on the waterways largely coming under the purview of the that law enforcement agency. Schafer said no hard data is yet available regarding this year’s activities on the water, until the season’s end.But, anecdotally, there have been persistent concerns, Schafer offered. “Boating while intoxicated is an issue,” he said. So much so, that State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard have partnered this year on an initiative in response, he said.State Police are also using undercover officers and vessels to address violations.The state agency operates a variety of boats, Schafer said, from 10-foot John boat (an often-aluminum fishing boat) to 50-foot cabin cruisers.In addition, State Police have begun using unmarked Jet Skis, especially in high traffic areas, such as the Navesink River, according to Sgt. Lawrence Peele, with the State Police’s Public Information Bureau. Undercover troopers on the Jet Skis identify violations and then escorts the violators to a uniformed trooper who conducts the official stop.“These details have been very successful in both educating the boating public and enforcing New Jersey boat regulations with summons,” Peele said by way of an email.The details will continue until boating traffic lessens with the change of seasons, Peele added.The Middletown Police Department has its own marine unit. And, according to Lt. Paul Bailey, the unit was quite active this summer, often working with the Coast Guard doing safety and equipment inspections. However, Bailey said, the officers didn’t see a significant increase in unruly behavior.Jim Cerruti has owned and operated Fair Haven Yacht Works, 73 De Normandie Ave., Fair Haven, for roughly 20 years. “It has been a very good summer for boating,” he said, probably the best since before Super Storm Sandy in 2012. Cerruti attributes it to a number of factors, including former boaters who lost their vessels to Sandy getting back into it; to new families moving into the area; and relatively lower prices for gas. “Those are all indicators people are enjoying their time on the water.”It may not be that boaters are behaving any worse than at other times, Cerruti suspected. “I think it’s getting a little more attention because boating is so strong,” he suspected. “You’re always thinking about those out there being idiots,” that’s what you remember, Cerruti offered, “more than the majority out there behaving themselves, following the rules of the road, being courteous.”“I think that’s true on land, too,” Rice maintained.“But I’ll say this,” Cerruti added, “people wave in boats. They don’t wave in cars…If you pass a boater, nine out of 10 will wave to you.”But being a courteous boater falls under more than one category.For Chan Irwin, the third-generation owner of Irwin Marine, located in Red Bank’s Marine Park, common courtesy on the evolves from a program the marina has been doing for over 30 years.When a customer new to the Two River area invests in a boat and docks at his marina, a captain on staff takes boaters for a complete overview ride of the river.“Usually it’s a four-hour service where our captain will take the boat out, show them the waterways, where to fuel – just make them aware of places they can go, places they can anchor and swim,” Irwin said.Although it’s a paid service offered, he finds it has been helpful to the boaters new to the Navesink or Shrewsbury rivers.Boating is a kind of recreation, Irwin said, “and they don’t want to denigrate their area.”A benefit of Irwin’s boater education service is that people new to the area are provided with a feel for the rivers, as well as what areas to stay away from.It’s education that Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, said is important to the ever-changing health of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers.“A lot of people get training about how to be safe on the boat, but not how to be more conscious about what environmental consequences their boat may be doing to the environment,” she said.The health of both rivers has been a hot topic in recent years. With fertilizers and fecal matter finding its way into the system, Zipf said both bodies of water need healthy vegetation to keep clean.Of that greenery, eelgrass and “submerged aquatic vegetation,” as Zipf put it, are of the most importance. Take eelgrass, for example. Zipf said it provides a necessary habitat for juvenile fish and crustaceans that could use a hiding spot during the summer months.Zipf also said that eelgrass is commonly found at the confluence of the Two Rivers – a spot where boaters open their throttles after bouncing at slow speeds beneath the Capt. Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge. At that location, the eelgrass is “extremely fragile and needs to be protected,” she said.But Zipf welcomes the challenge for more education, because it will ultimately save the rivers environmentalists have fought over for 30-plus years.“I don’t think any boaters go out there and say ‘I’m going to harm the habitat,’ ” she said. “I think it’s just a lack of awareness, and they need to be more conscious that they’re sharing this beautiful resource with nature and plants that need to be preserved.”This article was first published in the Sept. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more