8th Tourist Forum of Continental Croatia “Cultural tourism and perspectives for the development of religious tourism in Croatia”

first_imgThe Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Vukovar County Chamber and the LUX Promotion Agency are jointly organizing the 8th Continental Croatia Tourist Forum, which will be held on October 3 and 4 at the Pastoral Center in Vukovar.This year’s theme of the Tourist Forum is “Cultural tourism and perspectives for the development of religious tourism in Croatia.” The aim of the Tourist Forum is to present the real possibilities of the development of religious tourism in Croatia as well as to open an expert discussion on the topic of whether religious tourism is part of cultural tourism or a separate selective form of tourism.The presentations will be given on the first day by numerous lecturers (preliminary program can be found in the accompanying documents), and a panel discussion on the topic will be held on the second day Cultural tourism vs. religious. The organizers will certainly take the opportunity to present to all participants in the program the key religious and cultural tourist attractions of the easternmost Croatian county, holders of the label EDEN destination in cultural tourism.Look for the application form and the Forum program HERElast_img read more

Emiliano Martinez wanted by former Arsenal manager Unai Emery at Villarreal

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Sep 2020 9:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares Advertisement Emiliano Martinez has attracted attention across Europe (Picture: Getty Images)Villarreal manager Unai Emery is hoping to raid former club Arsenal for goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who is undecided over his future at the Emirates.The 28-year-old has been at Arsenal since 2010 but has largely been an understudy or out on loan, playing for six other clubs on short-term deals.However, he was given the chance to play regularly after the coronavirus hiatus, due to an injury to first choice Bernd Leno, and he grabbed it with both hands.The Argentine was in excellent form as Arsenal hit their stride towards the end of the campaign, winning the FA Cup and he remained in goal to win the Community Shield last week, despite Leno being back fit.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGunners boss Mikel Arteta now has a big decision to make between keeping faith in Martinez or handing Leno the gloves. It has now reached a situation that neither would be happy to accept the role of understudy to the other, so one is likely to leave before the end of the transfer window.If Leno returns to the starting XI then Emery is keen to take Martinez to Villarreal, reports the Telegraph, where he works with goalkeeping coach Javi Garcia, who was also with Emery and Martinez at Arsenal.Schalke have also been credited with an interest in Martinez, as have Aston Villa so he is not short of options if he decides to bring his long spell in north London to an end.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 CityAfter his lengthy service to the club, the Telegraph reports that Arsenal may be willing to accept as little as £7m for the goalkeeper, despite still having two years left on his contract.This would only be if Martinez makes it clear he wants to leave, though, as Arsenal would rather keep hold of the impressive stopper and are keen for him to sign a new deal.Arteta wants to keep hold of both ‘keepers and see them compete for the number one spot.‘I’m delighted to have both of them,’ the Spaniard said before the Community Shield. ‘But they both know that on the first day of pre-season, you start again and fight for your place and show us who is the one that deserves the chance to start. Advertisement Emiliano Martinez wanted by former Arsenal manager Unai Emery at Villarreal Bernd Leno suffered a serious knee injury in June (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)‘I don’t want to keep them both happy, I want the one that is not playing to be upset. ‘But upset and then challenge the next player to make him better, or if not, earn his place to do that. It’s not easy to do that. ‘I personally don’t see any different with goalkeepers to full-backs. They know that, I’ve been really clear with them and hopefully they can make each other better and hopefully the team better.’MORE: Paris Saint-Germain submit £30m offer for Arsenal star Hector BellerinMORE: Mesut Ozil sends class message to Arsene Wenger after huge offer to leave ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Deeney pens new Watford deal

first_img The 27-year-old scored 21 goals as the Hornets finished second to Bournemouth last season and secure a return to the top flight after an eight-year absence. Deeney, who has been a target for a number of clubs in recent seasons, will now look to prove he can cut it in the Premier League and will go into the first game of the campaign against Everton buoyed by his new contract. Watford striker Troy Deeney has signed a new five-year deal with the Barclays Premier League newcomers. Watford wrote on their official Twitter account: ” @T_Deeney has signed a new 5-year contract with us. 5 years with us 2010-2015 – and now 5 more! Troy Deeney: #watfordfc’s No. 9.” His tally last season means former Walsall hitman Deeney has struck at least 20 goals in each of the previous three campaigns. Signed from The Saddlers in 2010, Deeney amassed 81 goals in 220 Championship appearances and will no doubt be pivotal if Watford are to survive in the Premier League under the stewardship of new boss Quique Sanchez Flores. The Pozzo family who own the club are likely to bankroll a number of arrivals before the season begins with the likes of Tottenham midfield duo Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli both heavily linked to the club. Roma full-back Jose Holebas has already joined and it is reported that Allan Nyom of Udinese, another club owned by the Pozzo family, is also closing in on a move to Watford. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Florida Detention Deputy Accused of “Double Dipping” with PBSO

first_imgA South Florida detention deputy is facing grand theft charges.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36-year-old Jasmyn Parke Acevedo last Saturday.She is a detention deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Parke is accused of taking paychecks from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the PBSO at the same time.Investigators say Acevedo, who made more than $53,000 as a detention deputy, went on sick leave from MCSO in January, but ended up taking a job with PBSO a few weeks later.The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says she collected $1,950 from PBSO while on sick leave from her detention job in Monroe County.The sheriff’s office argues that she did not notify MCSO that she was looking for a job with another agency.Additionally, MCSO says Acevedo then filed for worker’s compensation from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, claiming she was too sick to work.Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsey placed Acevedo on unpaid administrative leave pending the internal affairs and criminal investigations.He subsequently notified Acevedo that he plans to terminate her employment.She will return to Monroe County to face charges.last_img read more

Skaneateles boys soccer captures state Class B championship

first_img Tags: boys soccerskaneateles Then, after edging Oneonta 1-0 in the regional final, it was on to Middletown, where in Saturday’s state semifinal Skaneateles went up against undefeated, state no. 1-ranked Haverling (Section V) and proved that it could overcome a deficit in earning a 3-1 victory over the Rams.Perhaps what helped the Lakers was that it didn’t trail for long. In the 15th minute, Haverling inched out in front 1-0 thanks to Kiefer Calkins’ goal, but less than a minute later Tylar Moss curved a corner kick that eluded Rams defenders and found the net, tying it.And it stayed 1-1 for a while, despite Haverling having all kinds of opportunities. The Rams took 11 shots and had 11 corner kicks, but were constantly turned back, Andrew Neumann making a series of great stops.That defensive work was rewarded when Owen Cheney scored in the 54th minute, pushing Skaneateles in front. with 12 minutes left, Haverling nearly tied it, but Neumann smothered Teddie Robbins’ point-blank attempt.Not sitting back, the Lakers sealed its trip to the state final when Cheney found the net again with 4:54 left.Then Skaneateles watched as Center Moriches, the 2017 state champions from Long Island, survived penalty kicks with Schuylerville, a long and tense battle that, theoretically, would give the Lakers an edge when it met the Red Devils in the title game.Brendan Powers nearly scored in the opening minutes, the first of many opportunities on both sides. Alex Arefyev’s free kick late in the first half got close, too, but was turned away by Raupp, whose aggression would test the Lakers throughout the day.A wild sequence early in the second half saw Center Moriches twice nearly go in front. Minutes later, Moss had a possible go-ahead goal negated by offsides. Then the defenses dug in, making it clear that whoever did convert would claim the state title.The Red Devils nearly did so with three minutes left, the rebound of a long free kick by Anthony Sundermann deflected just wide, and regulation ended 0-0. Now, either 30 minutes of overtime would settle it, or Skaneateles and Center Moriches would share the title.All through the first 15-minute extra period, Cheney had threatened, including a shot from the left side that just missed the right side of the net.Then the second OT started, and with 8:39 left Cheney again found his way into an open spot, beat all the Center Moriches defenders – and then delivered a goal that touched off a state championship celebration that continued all the way back home to Skaneateles.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story When the Lakers won its only other state championship in 2010, it was an undefeated team full of experienced players that fully expected to end the season on top.That same confidence was present on the 2019 Skaneateles squad, but it was a younger group that experienced plenty of ups and downs, and had lost its last two regular-season games, giving no hint that it would go on a memorable post-season run.But then the Lakers routed Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (7-0), vanquished archrival Marcellus and no. 2 seed Clinton by 1-0 margins, and then survived a tense 2-1 battle with reigning state champion Westhill to reclaim the sectional Class B title.center_img Owen Cheney had found his way forward many previous times on this day, only to get turned back. Now, though, he made one more venture through the defense, sized up goalkeeper Colin Raupp, and slipped the ball past him into the net.And with that single play, Cheney had delivered the Skaneateles boys soccer team the state Class B championship, gained through a 1-0, double-overtime victory over Center Moriches in Sunday’s title game at Middletown High School.More than 103 minutes of action had gone without a goal before the Lakers sophomore delivered the decisive blow that allowed his side to begin and end this decade atop the state Class B ranks.last_img read more

Austin Harrouff internet searches before attack will give you chills

first_imgMoments before 19-year-old Austin Harrouff attacked and killed a couple in Martin County along with stabbing a nearby neighbor, he was searching the web for explanations.Investigators found a number of questions Harrouff searched, from satan to murders to the pursuit of happiness.The internet searches included:“Must I sleep?”“I think I’m going crazy, am I?”“What am I?” “How to know if you’re going crazy”“can we really control more than we think,”“What is white magic”Reports show that he opened a WebMD article titled, “What ‘Am I Crazy’ Really Means.” and other articles titled “Why aren’t we happier” and “The pursuit of happiness.”He also searched for answers on “hearing things in my sleep” and “obsessive thoughts.”On Aug. 10, between the hours of 3 and 5 a.m., Harrouff searched “how to relax my mind” and “auditory hallucinations when falling asleep.” He followed up by searching “schizophrenia” and if it was OK to overthink things.Between Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, Harrouff searched for Satan, asked Google “what exactly is hell” as well as the biblical figures Adam and Eve. During the summer, Harrouff searched how to sell his soul to the devil. Harrouff searched the Thanksgiving Day Massacre in which Paul Michael Merhige shot and killed four family members and injured three others in 2009 in Jupiter. Merhige, who had a history of mental health issues, pleaded guilty in 2012 to the murders after the state said it would seek the death penalty if there was a trial. He is serving seven life sentences in prison.On the day of the fatal stabbings, Harrouff searched about centaurs, a mythical half-human, half-horse figure. “What’s the weakest thing about a centaur” and “what’s the biggest help to a centaur,” he asked Google. Harrouff’s sister told investigators her brother recently expressed he had “powers,” was immortal and was half-horse, like a centaur.Nellie King, one of Harrouff’s attorneys, gave a statement following the release of the documents and said her client suffered from a mental illness but did not say if he had been diagnosed with a specific disorder.On top of the strange internet search findings, investigators say Harrouff’s family stated that he had he had hypnotized himself and he believed he couldn’t sleep because of it so he was trying to figure out how to reverse it. Family members said he’d walk through their house saying he needed to guard them and that he felt an evil presence. His sister told investigators how she was uncomfortable, she siad “He made me uneasy because he was being a different person,” to the point where she was locking her bedroom door at night.Harrouff was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.[photo] via palmbeachpost.com Subscribe to the Full Rigor Podcast and listen to new episodes every Monday.Also, be sure to follow @fullrigorpodcast on Instagram! This week on 850 WFTL’s new Full Rigor Podcast, Karen Curtis, Jennifer Ross, and Lexi Behr cover the disturbing case of accused face biter Austin Harrouff ahead of his Nov. 4 trial.Click here to listen. last_img read more

URS speaks out

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! According to a URS spokesperson: “URS confirms that it has voluntarily withdrawn as a subcontractor on the LAX consolidated rental car facility at the request of the primary contractor. This is an isolated decision and the Company remains committed to serving the Los Angeles transportation market and is in fact currently pursuing a number of projects in the region, including the Palmdale airport project. “With regard to the baseless allegations raised in the media, URS continues to believe there is absolutely no conflict of interest, that the law supports our view, and the Company has complied with all applicable statutes and guidelines. “We are proud of our long heritage serving the Los Angeles market and look forward to continuing to serve our many clients in the region.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre last_img read more