Today in the western Marina Kornati in Biograd na Moru, the opening ceremony of the 19th nautical fair Biograd Boat Show was organized and hosted by Ilirija dd, a tourist company from Biograd na Moru.After the 18th consecutive record fair, the Biograd Boat Show has developed into a Central European fair at sea, with the most exhibitors and vessels on the Adriatic. With more than 320 exhibitors and more than 320 boats, the fair is unique, and the sunset marks the end of the exhibition and the beginning of the evening program, offering top-notch food and entertainment that continues downtown until late. Also, many accompanying events accompany the fair on the topics of business, education, socializing, cooking, sports and recreation.Today, ie all the next four days, three important events will be marked not only for nautical tourism but also for Croatian tourism: Grand opening of the 19th Biograd Boat Show – as the leading nautical fair and the largest exhibition of vessels at sea in Croatia and Central Europe , holding the first Nautical Days organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, thus recognizing the Biograd Boat Show as a congress of the Croatian nautical industry and a central gathering place for all its key segments and marking the 60th anniversary of the existence and operation of ILIRIJA ddAt the very beginning, the guests were addressed by the President of the Management Board of Ilirija dd, Goran Ražnjević, who pointed out in his welcome speech: “This year’s nautical fair takes place in a special atmosphere, considering that this year Ilirija marks 60 years of successful existence and activity on the Croatian tourist market and presence in the town of Biograd na Moru, which in its first 60 years it has shaped into a recognizable tourist destination. nautical tourism. “Today’s ILIRIJA as a modern, market-competitive and recognizable company in its business includes 5 segments of the offer in 3 destinations (Biograd na Moru, Zadar, Sv. Filip i Jakov): hotel business, nautical, camping, destination management company / DMK ILIRIJA TRAVEL and real- estate segment: Business and shopping center City Galleria in Zadar ” For years, the Biograd Boat Show has been a gathering place for all segments of the nautical industry and tourism: nautical tourism ports – marinas, charters, shipbuilders, shipowners, manufacturers of boat and nautical equipment and diving tourism. Almost forty years ago, Ilirija proved it with a pioneering and visionary endeavor – the construction of the first nautical tourism port of the Kornati Hotel Port, from which the development of nautical and charter tourism in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea began. Ilirija dd is proud to be a pioneer of nautical tourism. From that period until today, Bograd na Moru has become a center of nautical tourism on the Adriatic, which is annually visited by over 60.000 sailors from around the world. Through 19 years of existence, the Biograd Boat Show has become a congress of the Croatian nautical industry and tourism, which has been recognized by numerous business associations, especially the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, choosing the Biograd Boat Show as the venue for the congress program “1.HGK Nautical Days”Raznjevic added.The Nautical Fair was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Gari Cappelli, who pointed out that Croatian tourism this year exceeded all previous results, and a great contribution to these results was given by nautical tourism, as one of the most competitive segments of Croatian tourism. season and creating a chain of added value “Realizing the importance of nautical tourism, the Ministry of Tourism will soon establish special departments for the development of selective forms of tourism, including a department for nautical tourism that will actively implement the strategy of nautical tourism development in cooperation with local governments and other stakeholders. Our goal is for Croatia to become one of the top 2020 tourist countries in the world by 20, and a high-quality nautical tourism product will play a major role in this.Cappelli pointed out.Josip Zaher, Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Tourism, Trade and Finance, presented a special award to the President of the Management Board of Ilirija dd Goran Ražnjević on the occasion of 60 years of existence and successful business of Ilirija dd on the Croatian tourism market.The Croatian Chamber of Commerce did not doubt where to hold the Nautical Days, given the fact that the Biograd Boat Show brings together an extremely large number of representatives of the nautical industry and tourism. Ilirija dd and Biograd Boat Show occupy a significant place in promoting Croatia, especially its industry and tourism in the country and the world. “This year, the Biograd Boat Show records a record interest of domestic and international exhibitors – all available space for the fair three weeks before the start of the event is sold out in advance.This year, over 320 exhibitors have been contracted to exhibit 320 vessels, so for the first time in the history of 19 years of continuous growth, all available space for the fair was sold out in advance three weeks before the start of the event. The new 1000 m2 of exhibition space has been filled due to high demand, and will be arranged next to the entrance to Hall C to provide places for exhibitors from the long waiting list. Floating exhibition tents will also be set up for exhibitors who need space at sea. The pontoon bridge connecting the north and west marinas will be doubled in width and will also complete the entire event and an additional fourth large video screen.In the absence of exhibition space, Ilirija dd has created the Biograd B2B Nautical Business Networking event, which will enable business visitors to participate in the Biograd Boat Show without an exhibition stand. The City of Biograd is the sponsor of the event, while the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor and participates with its congress part of the fair “1st Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nautical Days”.For more information on all events see at www.biogradb2b.com
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The dollar is on track for its biggest weekly fall in more than a decade on Friday as a series of stimulus steps around the world, including a $2.2 trillion US package, calmed a panic over a global recession following the coronavirus outbreak.Data showing an unprecedented rise in US jobless claims underscored the virus’ devastating impact on the economy, but subsequent rise in Wall Street shares raised hopes a torrent of selling in risk assets may have run its course for now.The dollar dropped to 109.42 yen, shedding 1.44% overnight while the euro also jumped 1.40% on Thursday and last stood at $1.1025. The focus stayed on an unprecedented $2.2 trillion stimulus expected to be approved by the US House of Representatives on Friday.The dollar’s index against six other major currencies lost 1.5%, its biggest daily fall in almost four years.So far this week it is down 2.9%. If sustained by the end of US trade, that would mark the biggest weekly decline since 2009, underscoring the currency market’s extreme volatility after last week racking up its biggest weekly gain since the global financial crisis more than a decade ago.Highly choppy trade could continue towards the end of month, when there tend to be large flows from corporate and investors to hedge their currency exposures.In particular, many asset managers may need to adjust their currency hedge positions after wild swings in global share prices.The dollar’s rises until last week, in particular against the ATopics : The biggest mover among major currencies was sterling, which rose 2.8% overnight before giving up part of that gain in early Asian trade. The British pound last stood at $1.2183.An easing in dollar funding conditions is helping to reduce demand for the dollar.The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits surged to a record of more than 3.28 million last week as strict measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic unleashed a wave of layoffs.While that eclipsed the previous record of 695,000 set in 1982 and was up 3 million from last week, it was below investors’ worst fears.
IVG Immobilien’s ongoing restructuring plan has taken another twist with the appointment of Deloitte as receiver on its ‘Gherkin’ office tower in London.With the property’s loan-to-value ratio having risen above 90% and well above its 67% LTV covenant, it was put into administration last week.IVG’s tranche of the loan is in Swiss francs, which has appreciated against sterling by more than 60%.IVG has a 50% stake in the property, held in the Euroselect 14 fund, with Evans Randall as equal partner. The joint venture paid £630m (€765m) for the 41-storey building in 2007, using £400m of debt.In a statement, Evans Randall said it had equity “ready to invest” but was unable to do so due to uncertainties surrounding IVG’s future.Last month, IVG Immobilien’s creditors and shareholders approved an insolvency plan for the company that included a debt-for-equity swap – taking IVG off the stock market.In total, the company has €3.2bn in debt to restructure.An insolvency ratio of at least 60% must be paid to non-subordinated unsecured creditors.Pending court approval, implementation of the capital measures could then begin, with insolvency proceedings lifted by year-end.
NewsTalk ZB 9 February 2015A new study is suggesting stricter guidelines on how much recreational time children spend in front of screens like, television, computers and other devices.It follows concerns by medical professionals of associated health problems like changes in blood chemistry, obesity, attention problems and reduction in sleep hormones.The report by biologist and psychologist Dr Aric Sigman says the Government should come up with specific guidelines and parents should be informed.“Not just in New Zealand but in many countries, there needs to be more linkage between the departments of education which always talk about more screen time – they see it as the future, and the department of health which sees screen time as a health issue.”He says a study in the last couple of weeks has also found found young people using screens in the evenings in their bedrooms, reduces sleep hormones.“They need to fall asleep that evening and when you test their alertness the next morning it is down.”It’s contained in a report commissioned by Family First.Spokesman Bob McCoskrie says they wonder if it’s time for New Zealand to put out more specific guidelines, as other countries are.He says the report is critical of Government agencies’ lack of guidelines for families.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/parents-urged-to-limit-child-screen-time/Kids’ screen time a health risk – Family First3News 9 February 2015Family First says children are spending too much time watching screens and it’s a health issue.The lobby group has issued a report by psychologist Dr Aric Sigman highlighting the health consequences of discretionary screen time, and is calling on the government to “become more vocal”.The majority of children in New Zealand are spending more time watching screens than they should be, the group says.“Yet the ages at which children start viewing screens and the number of hours watched per day is increasingly linked to negative physiological changes, medical conditions and development outcomes including significant sleep disturbances, attention problems and impulsiveness, and children are more susceptible to developing a long-term problematic dependency on technology.”The group says the Ministry of Health only issues guidelines for screen use outside school time and the Ministry of Education leaves the issue to individual schools.http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/kids-screen-time-a-health-risk–family-first-2015020906#axzz3R6fmgGgX
The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game logo was unveiled Tuesday morning.CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Reds have unveiled the official logo of the 2015 All-Star Game, which will be played at Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015.The announcement was made Tuesday morning featuring local Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials, members of Major League Baseball and Reds executives and personnel.The official logo of Baseball’s 86th Midsummer Classic features a nostalgic design, symbolic of the historic heritage of the Reds franchise in professional baseball. The iconic pill box hat and handlebar mustache is a playful reflection on some of the sport’s original players. The etched type celebrates the jewel event as a flying star punctuates the copy. The crossed bats represent a traditional baseball design, while the addition of deep red creates dimension to the Club’s colors of red and black.Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said: “Major League Baseball is delighted to team with the Reds in celebration of our game’s rich history in Cincinnati and the franchise’s home since 2003, Great American Ball Park. The great fans of Cincinnati will experience a sports tradition that melds all the best of the National Pastime with a legacy of service to our host communities.”Reds President and CEO Bob Castellini said: “Today’s logo unveiling is the first of many exciting things that will happen throughout Reds Country, as we prepare for the honor of hosting Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in 2015. The design chosen pays homage to the historical significance of Reds baseball. It is a tribute to our fans who have loved this game for generations.”The 2015 All-Star Game will mark the fifth time that the Reds will serve as hosts of the Midsummer Classic, and Great American Ball Park will be the city’s third venue to host the festivities. Crosley Field staged the 1938 and 1953 All-Star Games, while Riverfront Stadium was the venue for the Midsummer Classics of 1970 and 1988. The National League has won three of the four All-Star Games played in Cincinnati.
OSGOOD, Ind. — The Ripley County Relay for Life starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday and continues through 3:00 AM Sunday.The cancer awareness event will be held at the Jac-Cen-Del school track and will be packed full of live entertainment, fun contests, and lots of family activities.So far over $85,000 has been raised in Ripley County for the American Cancer Society.The goal for 2018 is $110,000.WRBI is proud to be a media sponsor of this year’s relay.More details on the event can be found here.
Cabaye joined the Magpies in 2011 and ended his impressive first season by joining up with his national squad for Euro 2012, but the non-stop season took its toll. Cabaye said that only a groin injury which sidelined him for much of the current campaign gave him time to recuperate and recover from his illness. Cabaye added: ‘Depression? I am not afraid to say that. It was that. I started with Newcastle in June 2012 and for the very first time, I didn’t have any winter break so then to resume in July 2012, it was very difficult. “Maybe it is difficult to start again after a big competition such as the Euros, but my body didn’t allow me to do what I wanted to do.” Cabaye explained how his groin injury and resulting surgery allowed him to go home to Lille and spend time with friends. It was that overdue period away from the game that helped nurse him back to full health. Cabaye said: “Physically I feel perfectly fine now and I am keen to fight for the club. I want to give twice as much to save the club from the drop. I want to prove to the fans that they can trust me and I can defend the Newcastle colours. “Now that episode is over, I have much more fun going to daily training sessions. I realise how lucky I am.” And the Frenchman said he was “reassured” by reading books by Jonny Wilkinson and Rafael Nadal, who had both been through similar experiences. Cabaye told L’Equipe: “I was reassured by reading the books of Jonny Wilkinson and Rafael Nadal, who both talked about the same thing. They talked about post-competition depression and the need to have a break.” Press Association Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has revealed how he overcame a battle with depression brought on by a rigorous club and country schedule last year.
Sizing Europe rolled back the years as the veteran won the Boylesports.com Champion Chase for a second time at Punchestown. There was drama down the back straight where the favourite Hidden Cyclone fell and hampered Module who was immediately pulled up. Owner Alan Potts told At The Races: “Fantastic. I could see him winning because there was nothing in that race that had beaten us. Somersby beat us once. We beat him the rest of the times. “Somersby obviously didn’t run the race he could, but Europe was back to his brilliant best.” When asked if Sizing Europe would now be retired after what was an emotional triumph, Potts answered: “Yes.” De Bromhead said: “He is just unbelievable, he was running away with Andrew. He was just loving it. I’m speechless. “He’s just won a Grade One and I don’t know what we will do, it (retirement) is up to Alan.” Pipe said of Ballynagour: “He ran an absolute blinder. It was a bit of an experiment dropping back to two miles but the ground helped him. “He’s never put two runs together in the past, let alone three, so it gives us lots of options for next year.” Sizing Europe was winning for the 21st time from 42 career starts, his first success under Rules coming in a bumper at Naas in 2006. Also top class over the smaller obstacles, he landed the Irish Champion Hurdle in 2008 by eight lengths from Hardy Eustace. As a novice chaser Sizing Europe claimed the Arkle at Cheltenham in 2010, beating Somersby, and returned the following year to lift the Queen Mother Champion Chase crown. The 12-year-old was always travelling well and looked to have lost none of his enthusiasm or talent as he repeated his 2012 success in this race, registering an eighth win at the highest level for his trainer Henry de Bromhead. Leading before the second-last fence under Andrew Lynch, Sizing Europe (7-1) kept on strongly to deny the David Pipe-trained Ballynagour by five and a half lengths, with Savello third. Press Association
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is “flattered” to be linked with Manchester United but insists he is happy at White Hart Lane. With United said to be at the head of a list of suitors, Kane, who is currently on duty with England Under-21s, admitted he was aware of interest but is content to remain in north London. “I’ve seen there’s interest but that’s all I know,” he told Sky Sports News HQ. “It’s flattering for other clubs to maybe be interested but I’m happy at Spurs and I’m looking forward to the future.” When he was asked whether it would be hard to turn down United, Kane replied: “Tottenham are a big club and that’s the way people have got to see it. “I’m at a big club now, I’m enjoying my football and I’m looking forward to next season.” The 21-year-old has been linked with a big-money summer switch to Old Trafford after scoring 31 goals in all competitions for Spurs last term. That included 21 in the Barclays Premier League, second behind only Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, in his first full campaign in the top-flight. Press Association