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In Rijeka, 12 percent more arrivals and 21 percent more overnight stays

first_imgAutocamp Preluk and the traffic realized at the European University Games are not included in the analyzed tourist traffic. “This multi-year increase in the number of guests who choose Rijeka as their destination can be thanked, among other things, to all participants in the tourist product, from hoteliers, private renters, hostels, travel agencies, numerous event organizers and numerous activities that the City of Rijeka and Rijeka Tourist Board spend with all stakeholders of the tourist offer of the destination, but also by continuous investment in the quality and number of accommodation units. “Pointed out Petar Škarpa, director of the Tourist Board of the City of RijekaHotels are currently the dominant category of accommodation in the city of Rijeka, although there is a visible trend of strong development of private accommodation, which in terms of percentage and number of nights is directly behind the hotel. Statistically speaking, 35,24% of overnight stays were realized in hotels, while slightly less, ie 34,40%, were realized in private accommodation.Mayor of Rijeka Vojko Obersnel, expressing satisfaction with the record tourist results this year in Rijeka, said that all this is not accidental, but the result of reflection and development of numerous strategies in which tourism has always received a special place. We managed to achieve such good results with a synergy of the work of the Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka and the City of Rijeka. However, we are not carried away by thinking that Rijeka will become a tourist city, ie a city where tourism will be the main backbone of the economy and development. I have always pointed out that tourism in Rijeka has its potentials and that it is a pity not to use them, especially since Rijeka has such results throughout the year. The reason for this is the attractiveness of various programs such as the Rijeka Carnival and numerous festivals, major sporting events and the recognition of Rijeka’s rich cultural heritage.Said Obersnel.The mayor added that a lot of funds had to be invested in all this, as well as in the arrangement of the city. In the last few years alone, about 40 million kuna has been spent on the renovation of the Old Town, which has resulted in a better catering offer. He also mentioned incentives through measures in lending, ie providing additional funds for the development of tourism and hospitality.”The fact that Rijeka was recognized by small cruisers and sailing ships due to its position and infrastructure, for which Rijeka became the starting port, also contributed to the tourist success. We expect 14 large cruisers by the end of the year”, Said the mayor, adding that the efforts to make Rijeka attractive for tourists have been recognized by entrepreneurs, such as hostel owners and private renters, which are increasing from year to year. “I believe that further investments in increasing tourist capacities, by building a new resort on Costabella, a hotel in the Benčić complex and putting the camp on Preluk into proper function, will result in even better results.”, Concluded the mayor. In the area of ​​the city of Rijeka in the period from 01.01. to 31.08.2016. There were 85.066 arrivals, which is 12 percent more than in the same period in 2015, as well as 189.133 overnight stays, which is 21 percent more than in the same period.Domestic tourists made 16.772 arrivals, while compared to the same period in 2015, the number of domestic arrivals increased by 10%, and in the total number of arrivals, domestic tourists participated with 28%. On the other hand, foreign tourists made 68.294 arrivals, and compared to the same period in 2015, the number of foreign arrivals increased by 12% and in the total number of arrivals foreign tourists participated with 72%.In the city of Rijeka, most overnight stays were realized by citizens of the Italian Republic 22.886, followed by citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany 18.021, Bosnia and Herzegovina 10.053, the French Republic 8.805, the Kingdom of Spain 8.096, the Republic of Serbia 7.526, the Republic of Poland 5.681, the Republic of Austria 5.670, Hungary 5.185 and the State of Israel with 4.590 overnight stays.last_img read more

First TE33A locomotive for Azerbaijan handed over

first_imgAZERBAIJAN: The first of 10 Type TE33A Evolution diesel locomotives ordered by national railway ADY was officially handed over on August 3, at a ceremony in Baku which also marked the arrival of the first Nomad Express container service from China via Dostyk and the Caspian Sea ports of Aktau and Alat.ADY will lease the 10 locomotives from Development Bank of Kazakhstan subsidiary DBK Leasing, which has financed the order as part of a national programme to support Kazakh exports. The TE33A design was developed by GE Transportation for the 1520 mm gauge market, with the initial locomotives being supplied to Kazakhstan’s national railway KTZ from the USA. Following a localisation programme, the locomotives are now produced in Astana by the LKZ joint venture of KTZ and Transmashholding. According to KTZ, Kazakh-built TE33A locomotives are in service in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine. A US-built TE33A was also supplied to Mongolia, and one locomotive was tested on the PKP LHS broad gauge route in Poland earlier this year. However, an order to supply 15 locomotives to Estonia was cancelled.last_img read more

Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Involved in Search for Missing Microlight Aircraft

first_imgAuthor: Niamh Stephenson AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Five RNLI lifeboats were launched last night (Thursday 9 June) from Larne and Red Bay in Northern Ireland and Portpatrick in Scotland to take part in an extensive search for a missing microlight aircraft. The craft is understood to have two people onboard when it was reported missing off the Northern Ireland coastline.The launch was requested by the coastguard when the aircraft was reported overdue at 8.30pm and a major search operation was put in place.Joining the five RNLI lifeboats in the major search were the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 along with a rescue helicopter from Prestwick and local coastguard teams.Search conditions were described as extremely challenging as visibility was poor due to thick fog.  Larne RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat and D class lifeboat, Red Bay RNLI launched their Atlantic 85 and all-weather lifeboat along with the all-weather lifeboat from Portpatrick.  The lifeboats between them searched a huge area off the Northern Ireland coastline before standing down the search after 4am.It is expected that the search will resume again this morning; however weather conditions remain poor with heavy fog still present.last_img read more

Stiff competition expected for today’s GMR&SC Endurance meet

first_imgTHE friendly banter will become rivalry today when the first round of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) Endurance Championship gets going at the South Dakota Circuit.Mechanics and drivers have been trading blows and today’s event will give credence to all that talk.As races get started the frontrunners of the various classes will emerge as the club tests out a new format for the ‘distance’ brand of racing.Still the eyes will be on Shan Seejattan and his crew as he gets set to defend that overall title he picked up last year-end at the last event.Meanwhile GMR&SC executive member Paul Jiwanram confirmed that all systems are in place for today’s race and encouraged all competitors to turn up prepared.“We want to remind competitors that we are not doing manual timing nor will we use any results done by any team. All cars should have fully charged transponders,” he said.“Otherwise, things are ready. All the requisite plans and arrangements are in place and we predict an exciting day of racing.”In the first class, cars up to 1500cc will be considered eligible, with the second class being 1501-1600cc. The third class will see cars in the 1601-2000cc, with the unlimited class featuring cars over 2000cc.There will also be a one-hour endurance for bikes.last_img read more

Pat Kearney elected new Galway GAA Chairman

first_imgPat Kearney from Kilbeacanty is the new Chairman of Galway County GAA Board after defeating Kevin Clancy 127 votes to 126 at last night’s convention in the Salthill Hotel. There was unanimous support for the Liam Mellows Motion to ask Congress to admit Galway’s Minor and U21 teams to Leinster and the new Chairman was quick to outline the work he has ahead of him when he spoke to John Mulligan… Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Pat+Kearney+New+Chairman.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway footballers look for 1st league win over Cork in 25 years

first_imgGalway: 1. Pat Comer; 2. Enda Geraghty; 3. Francis McWalter; 4. Eoin O’Donnellan; 5. John Fallon; 6. Damien Tummon; 7. Tomas Mannion; 8. Alan Mulholland; 9. Kevin Walsh; 10. Tommy Wilson; 11. Val Daly; 12. Conor O’Dea; 13. Sean De Paor; 14. Conor McGauran; 15. Niall Finnegan. Subs: Ja Fallon and Ian O’Donoghue. Galway will go in search of a first National Football League victory over Cork since 1992 when the sides meet in the Division 2 opener next Sunday in Pearse Stadium. The last two Galway managers, Kevin Walsh and Alan Mulholland both lined out at midfield that day in Pairc Ui Chaoimh when John Tobin’s men won by 0-9 to 0-6, with Niall Finnegan chipping in with 0-3 for the winners. That Galway team 25 years ago was: The Connacht Tribune match report is below:print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Athletics Report

first_imgGCH took double Silver medals at U15 level- in the U15 Girls 4 x 100m relay, the squad of Ava McKeon, Aishling Healy, Leana Nic Dhonncha, Roisin Dalton, Eve Ayo and Emma Moore placed second as did the GCH U15 Boys 4x100m squad of Luke Dahler, Daragh Jennings, Danny O’Toole, Conor Hoade and Mathieu Madden.GCH U17 boys 4x100m team also won silver via Richard Kamsen, Jonathan McGrath, Robert McDonnell, Eoghan Jennings, Eli Sheedy and Samuel MaddenThe talented South Galway AC U14 Boys team won Silver medals in the 4x100m relay via the squad of Andrew Horan, Ruairi Dillon, David and Stephen Mannion and Rian Dunne Leavy.South Galway AC athletes Rian Dunne Leavy, Andrew Horan, Stephen Mannion, David Mannion and Ruairí Dillon who won silver at the All Ireland Track finals on Saturday in Tullamore in the U14 4 x 100m relay.In individual action, Sarah Oifoh of Tuam AC won bronze in the U14 Girls 80m sprint. Craughwell’s Alicia Locteau won a superb U14 High Jump Silver.The Juvenile championships continue this weekend with two days of action on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th, again in Tullamore Stadium. Jack Dempsey GCH who competes for Ireland in the World U20 Championship this weekendJack Dempsey of Galway City Harriers travels to Tampere in Finland this week to compete on the Irish 4x100m Relay squad at the U20 World Championships, one of the premier global athletics championships. The relay qualifying heats take place Friday next, 13th July. Headford 8k Dariusz Monkewiecz was the winner of this year’s Headford8k held Saturday evening last clocking a time of 28.10 for victory. Daire Comer of Tuam AC was second, with local man David O’Connor, running with Trim AC third.Regina Casey of GCH was first lady home in 29.43, with Emma Grimes of GCH making her debut with a fine time of 32.04 for second, just ahead of Joan Flynn from Mullingar who placed third.Close on 200 runners completed the 14th edition of the charity fundraising race, on a great evening for racing.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Top coach Matt Lockett of GCH has been appointed as team endurance coach to the Irish distance athletes competing in Finland. National League The National Track and Field League’s second and final qualifying round was held on Sunday last in Athlone. Galway City Harriers Men’s team and, Galway Ladies both qualified for the National League Premier Division final to be held August 19th next in Tullamore with Galway Men’s team performing strongly also in Division One.GCH Men’s squad had wins from Cillin Greene over 200m with a season best time of 21.60 and Brendan Staunton in the Shot Putt with a PB throw. Staunton also placed well with second in the Discus with Brendan McDonnell clocking a fast 15.01 in the 5000m for second also. GCH also scored heavily via Henrique Nkolovata, who performed well in three events over sprint hurdles and in the Long Jump and Triple Jump, Seamus Leddy in the 3k Walk, team manager Cliff Jennings in the Hammer and Weight throws, Jonah Erugo in the High Jump and 400m, Darren Costello in the 100m, Eoghan Jennings in the Pole Vault and 400 Hurdles and James Frizzell and Neil Keane in the middle-distance races.Galway Ladies placed top of their pool on the day and qualified for the final comfortably. The team secured victories via wins by Maeve Curley in the 1500m Walk, Nicole King over 400m, Emma O’Hara in the Hammer, and by the Relay sprint squad over 4x100m. There were second place scores for team captain Sarah Finnegan over 100m Hurdles, Sinead Treacy in the 200m, Sarah Gilhooley in her debut in the 3000m Steeplechase and Barbara Dunne who also debuted in the 3000m flat. The squad also saw points scores from Aisling Joyce in the 1500m, Aoife Sheehy over 400 Hurdles, Seren O’Toole in the Long Jump, Chloe Casey in the Shot, Cian Reidy in the Pole Vault, Katie O’Donoghue in High Jump, Laura Cunningham in Triple Jump, Sinead Gaffney over 800m and Lydia Doyle in sprints and relay.Galway Men’s team placed eighth with a solid overall performance, with National champion Brendan Lynch securing victory for the team over 400m Hurdles, alongside excellent second places for Tommy Farragher in the Hammer, Daniel Callanan in the Triple Jump and Ryan Gallagher in the High Jump and a strong all round team performance that cemented their second year in the Division. World U20 Championships GCH 4*400m U17 Relay gold medallists Samuel Madden, Jonathan McGrath, Robert McDonnell and Eoghan Jennings. Galway City Harriers Relay teams also struck gold, winning the National U17 4x400m Relay title with a team comprising of Samuel Madden, Jonathan McGrath, Robert McDonnell and Eoghan Jennings.GCH 4x400m U17 Relay gold medallists (L-R): Samuel Madden, Jonathan McGrath, Robert McDonnell and Eoghan Jennings. National Juvenile ChampionshipsDay two of the National Juvenile Track and Field competition was held in Tullamore Sunday last, and featured the Juvenile Relays at U12-19 and the Juvenile B Championships. The events saw great success for Galway relay squads especially.Craughwell AC U19 Girls became National 4x400m relay champions for 2018 with a squad of Shauna Tobin, Ciana Reidy, Lorraine Delaney, Laura Cunningham, Siona Lawless and Arlene Earls. The U19 team also won bronze in the 4x100m Relay event.Craughwell U19 Girls National U19 4×400 Relay winning team (L-R): Shauna Tobin, Ciana Reidy, Lorraine Delaney, Laura Cunningham and Arlene Earls.last_img read more

Nelson Leafs Hockey Club looks to build on success of past KIJHL campaign

first_img Treasures report spoke to some of the challenges the team faced this past year. Viala said even though there was success in the playoffs, there was additional financial costs due to travel expenses. The Society continues to look at ways of improving our financial framework as we move forward in the years to come. The Leafs are continuing to support plans to expand the bottle depot and the community that it serves as we feel that the depot is an integral part in the regions recycling passion. Head coach Mario DiBella reports that he and his staff are working hard on building on their success from last year. The pieces for that build has already started to take shape as the recruiting process is coming together. “Thank you to all the Nelson Leaf Board members for their tireless work behind the scenes,” said Leafs Vice-President Corey Viala, who chaired the meeting after President John Dooley was unable to attend.“A special thank you goes to three Board members who have decided not to let their names stand for another year — Lauretta Wilson, Gioconda Gordon and Randy Craik — for their years of support and dedication to the Nelson Leafs’ Society.”Leaf head coach Mario DiBella is back behind the bench for another term with the hockey club.Viala said DiBella will be without assistant coach Sean Dooley, who has decided not to return, but instead, focus on his young family.Viala thanked DiBella and his staff for a “incredible season” both on and off the ice. “The Nelson Leafs went further into the playoffs since 2009 and we look forward to another successful year,” Viala said.Nelson won both the Murdoch regular season — 33-9-2-0-3 — and playoff titles, defeating Grand Forks and Castlegar before losing out to eventual KIJHL champion Kimberley Dynamiters in the Kootenay Conference Finals in six games.Other highlights from the meeting include: A special presentation to the Nelson Leafs Volunteer award — Carmen Richichi. Richichi has been a volunteer for many years and the Leafs Hockey Society to recognize Carmen as a key part of that volunteer group. The Nelson Leafs have already commenced work on building on a successful past season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League by welcoming three new members to the board following the team’s Annual General Meeting at the NDCC.Yvonne Vulcano, Bob Bourke and Stathis Dimopoulos join second-year members John Dooley, Corey Viala, Jeff Wright and Peter Payne on the 2018-19 Leafs executive.Secretary-treasurer Karilynn Carr was also re-elected to the board for the upcoming season.center_img There was a huge increase to the Leafs social media campaign. Viala said the club is developing more ways to reach fan base with increasing information about the team, the players and special events through our social media.   The Autism Awareness Campaign continues to be a successful part of what the Nelson Leafs do off the ice in the community. Every aspect of the campaign was embraced by the community, the Board, the coaching staff as well as the players. The Leafs managed to raise over $1,500 for the program and look forward to continuing these types of campaigns in the future. The Leafs Bottle Depot, experiencing some challenges over the years, has seen a huge improvement in operations this past year thanks to new manager Greg St. George. The Leafs want to thank St. George for his tireless work as the depot is an integral part of the Nelson Leafs Society.last_img read more

Marshfield’s No. 1 doubles team moves on to WIAA Division 1 girls sectional

first_imgGadke-Schultz reach semifinals at subsectional to advanceBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — Marshfield’s No. 1 doubles team of freshman Hanah Gadke and senior Ashley Schultz reached the semifinals to move on at the WIAA Division 1 girls tennis subsectionals Monday at Wausau West High School.Gadke and Schultz play at the Division 1 sectional Tuesday at Stevens Point Area Senior High.All of Marshfield’s four singles players and the other two doubles teams were eliminated at the subsectional.Individual match results were not provided.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2016 WIAA Division 1 Girls Tennis SubsectionalOct. 3 at Wausau WestTeam scores: 1. Stevens Point 24; 2. Wausau East 18; 3. Rhinelander and Wausau West 10; 5. Wisconsin Rapids 8; 6. Marshfield 4; 7. Merrill 2; 8. D.C. Everest 0.Sectional qualifiers and season recordsSinglesNo. 1: Emily Luetschwager (SP) 26-0; Katie Nelson (MER) 7-10; Ivy Packard (RH) 17-7; Sami Miles (WE) 16-2.No. 2: Sabrina Tang (SP) 27-0; Savannah Carroll (WE) 14-0.No. 3: Kayla Stutesman (SP) 24-2; Belinda Weddle (RH) 25-2.No. 4: Leah Olsen (SP) 23-2; Leah Blaskowski (WE) 11-3.DoublesNo. 1: Suzie DeBot-Emily Meier (SP) 10-4; Hanah Gadke-Ashley Schultz (MAR) 6-6; Kaitlyn Hess-McKenzie Wentland (WR) 16-4; Lilia Teske-Sarah Snoeyenbos (WW) 9-1.No. 2: Madison DeBot-Taylor Knoczal (SP) 9-1; Chloe Westberg-Quinn Lodholtz (WE) 10-4.No. 3: Lillie James-Baylee Bruneau (SP) 11-2; Erin Achatz-Kylie Rennie (WW) 12-5.last_img read more

Roger Federer, 36, aims to become oldest world No.1 tennis player in history

first_imgRoger Federer has confirmed his participation in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam next week, where he has the chance to become the oldest world No.1 in tennis.With Rafael Nadal set to return only at the end of February at Acapulco, Federer can overtake his old rival even if he manages to reach the semi-finals of the ATP 500 event.Currently, Federer is just 155 points behind Nadal in the second spot of the ATP rankings after he defended his Australian Open crown with a five-set thrilling victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic.ALSO WATCHNadal, on the other hand, withdrew while playing the same opponent in the quarter-finals after facing trouble due to a hip injury.Federer will now look to overtake Andre Agassi’s record of the oldest men’s world No.1 since he achieved the feat aged 33 years and 131 days in 2003. If Federer indeed manages to surpass the record and become the oldest-ever world No.1, he will do so by more than three years of difference with Agassi.Federer termed Rotterdam as a special tournament and remembered that it was one of the first events he played at the top level. With Rotterdam celebrating its 45th edition, Federer was happy to join in.”The tournament is special for me. I remember playing for the first time in 1999 as it was one of the first events where I got the chance to play at the highest level. It feels good to join in the celebrations of the 45th edition.”On the other hand, Tournament Director Richard Krajicek could not contain his excitement of having Federer as a last minute entry to the tournament. He has entered the tournament with an A+ wildcard, which each ATP 500 tournament has available for a select group of players for last-minute entries.advertisement”We are thrilled that Roger has chosen to come to the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament last minute. After his fantastic result at the Australian Open, it is tremendous news that he will be joining us in Rotterdam. It is a crown to the celebration of the history of our tournament.”The last twelve months have shown his tremendous drive. It makes perfect sense that he wants to capitalize on his current form. We are, of course, happy with this opportunity and see it as a crown on our 45th anniversary.”Despite Federer’s current form and dominance, the tournament has a tough players’ list. With players like Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev, David Goffin, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the mix, it is going to be anything but easy for Federer to reach the pinnacle he is looking for.last_img read more