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

Koeman hails team’s character

first_img Saints continue to make a mockery of the doom merchants, with this 1-0 win moving them back up to second in the Barclays Premier League. Sadio Mane’s first-half strike proved the difference as they secured a fourth successive victory at St Mary’s, although Stoke made them work for it. Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was more satisfied by his side’s performance against Stoke than their annihilation of Sunderland last week. Press Association While the scoreline was not as sweet as last week’s, it offered match-winner Mane the chance to make up for last week’s disappointment. The Senegalese summer signing thought he had scored the eighth against Sunderland, only for his first goal for Saints to be harshly stripped off him by the Premier League’s dubious goals panel. “I heard it yesterday and I explained to Mane and his reaction was okay,” Koeman said. “Maybe that was the reason he came to the bench and to say this one they will not take it away again. “He had a great performance – he’s fast, he’s a good player but his defending attitude is important for the team.” Mane gave Stoke a torrid time in the first half but, like his team-mates, was unable to make the same impact after half-time. City boss Mark Hughes was pleased by the way his side responded to a one-sided opening period, but knows that 45 minutes cost them. “From our point of view, we’re a little bit disappointed with the first half, really,” he said. “We didn’t really ask enough questions of Southampton, made it a little bit too easy, showed them a little too much respect, I would suggest, which is understandable to a certain extent given their exploits last time out here. “I think that was the case in the first half. They caused us a few problems at set plays and obviously from one of the ones we didn’t deal with it dropped handily for them and they’ve been able to dispatch the winning goal. “Second half, I thought we were a lot better. We made a change very early on, got Mame Diouf on, and that gave us a threat in behind and that stretched the game. “It allowed us to control of the game and in the second half I thought we were the better side, but we never really created those clear-cut chances we need to get back on level terms.” It was a far cry from last weekend’s 8-0 humbling of Sunderland, but manager Koeman was actually more impressed by this display. “It was difficult because we didn’t kill the game,” the Dutchman said. “We created eight good chances and you know if you don’t score the second one it’s difficult. “Stoke put everything in, changed the system after an hour and with the physical strength that they have it was difficult. “Football is strange because the first half was much better than last week. I think it was one of the best first halves of the season. “In the second half we lost sometimes too easy our position. “They didn’t create a lot, we deserved our win but it was a difficult one, more difficult than last week and maybe more nicer to win like this than last week because the lads showed great character and great ambition again. “We had a great support of our fans and a great win.” last_img read more

England won’t win Ashes against Australia without Ben Stokes, says Chappell

first_imgFORMER Australia captain Ian Chappell is not confident that England will have a shot in the upcoming Ashes series without Ben Stokes.Stokes was arrested on Monday (September 25) after he was caught on video involved in a violent brawl, with footage showing him appearing to throw up to 15 punches in an incident that left him with a broken finger.The 26-year-old was detained overnight and released, proceeding to be named in England’s squad for this winter’s Ashes series.However, he has since been suspended until further notice along with Alex Hales, who was present with him, putting the duo’s involvement in the high-pressure Test series at risk.Chappell believes England will need Stokes if they have any hopes of retaining the Ashes.“With Ben Stokes in the team, England have a realistic chance of retaining the Ashes,” he wrote for Cricinfo. “If he is missing through suspension following his late-night altercation in Bristol, then there’s more chance of the Brexit decision being reversed than of England clinging to the urn.”“That’s the dilemma facing the England hierarchy. If Stokes is convicted, they will have little choice but to seal his fate. The ECB will then be taking a decision it knows will almost certainly sentence the team to defeat.“Nevertheless Stokes is innocent until proved guilty, so let’s proceed with a breakdown of the two teams on the basis that he’ll be in Australia, receiving endless taunts both on and off the field.”Chappell adds that it is not only Stokes’ ability that will be missed but his character and ability to make a difference when it matters.“It’s not only Stokes’ skill with bat, ball and in the field that makes a difference to England but also his competitive aura,” Chappell added. “His match-winning capabilities drag his team-mates along with him, and because he’s not overawed by an opponent, it helps to boost any England player who feels overmatched in Australia.”“He is a serious difference-maker.”With the interest in Test cricket gradually declining over the years, the 74-year-old also issued a warning that the highly-anticipated Ashes series could be affected by the absence of the England all-rounder.“The upcoming Ashes series has the potential to be just what Test cricket desperately needs: a highly competitive and hard-fought contest,” he explained.“However, it will be severely diminished if Stokes is absent, meaning that Australia could virtually wrap up the series before a ball is even bowled, following a blow delivered by one of their fiercest opponents.”last_img read more

Tote will return to Chester and Bangor-on-Dee

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Tote Ten to Follow returns as UK racing resumes June 1, 2020 Share The Tote will make a return to Chester Racecourse in 2020, after the UK Tote Group and Chester Race Company agreed a four-year partnership.The return of the pool betting operator will supplement the existing on-course betting provision from Chester Bet and will see the Tote assume the sponsorship of the Chester Cup as part of an exclusive Boodles May Festival betting partnership.Alex Frost, Chief Executive of UK Tote Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with Chester Race Company to ensure pool betting is once again available to the quarter of a million people who visit Chester and Bangor-on-Dee racecourses every year.“I would like to thank Richard and his team for the forward-thinking and dynamic way that they have approached our new partnership. We look forward to once again seeing the Tote sponsoring the historic Chester Cup and further developing the ways in which the Tote can support and promote racing at Chester and Bangor-on-Dee Racecourses.”The partnership will see the Tote continue to deliver the existing range of Win, Place, Forecast & Tricast bets via Chester Bet, alongside a new range of bets including the Placepot, Quadpot and Scoop 6, facilitated by the Tote.Richard Thomas, Chief Executive of Chester Race Company, added: “We are excited to have agreed this innovative partnership with the UK Tote Group. Our priority is to provide racegoers the very best experience when visiting our racecourses and the return of the Tote on-course ensures our customers will benefit from an efficient and varied betting experience, delivered via a newly enhanced service.”The Tote will return to sponsoring the Chester Cup in 2020, which is the feature race of the final day of the Boodles May Festival and will have a prize fund of £154,000.The Tote will also sponsor further races at the Boodles May Festival, including a race on the opening day; City Day, the feature Ormonde Stakes on Ladies Day and the Chester Plate, alongside the Chester Cup, on the final day of the Festival, Chester Cup Day.In addition, the Tote have committed to supporting supplementary races throughout the season on the following days: Saturday 23rd May – Roman Day; Saturday 25th July – Midsummer Meeting; Saturday 12th September – Autumn Festival and Saturday 26th September – Season Finale.The Tote is also returning to Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse and from February will become the exclusive pool betting solution, replacing Bangor Bet, whilst the Bangor Sport Betting Shop will remain in situ. The Tote will also sponsor races across five days throughout 2020 at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, commencing on Friday 7th February at the Heritage Day meeting. Share John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races June 15, 2020last_img read more