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Booking.com reveals that most travelers from Croatia remember the first trip more than the day they made a new friend

By on November 20, 2020

first_imgIstraživanje koje je proveo Booking.com, otkriva puno interesantnih činjenica o iskustvima putnika iz Hrvatske na njihovim prvim putovanjima. Bilo da putuju po prvi puta u životu ili na neku novu, nikad posjećenu destinaciju, ili da putuju na drugačiji način od uobičajenog ili odsjedaju u neobičnom smještaju – svi se sjećaju svojeg prvog putovanja.Booking.com conducted a survey in which it found answers to questions about when travelers from Croatia first went on a trip, what they remember most about those first trips, who they like to travel with and what they recommend to those who are just starting to travel.Survey on a sample of 1.000 respondents from the USA, Brazil, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Germany, China, India and 500 respondents from the Netherlands, Croatia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand , Denmark, Belgium and Sweden. Answers were collected from a total of 15.077 respondents (aged 18 or over) for the period from 11 January to 30 January 2017.The largest percentage of respondents (40%) started traveling when they were less than 10 years old, most had their first experience with travel in adolescence (42%), and only 1% of respondents experienced the first trip only after the age of 30. of life. As many as 70% of respondents from Croatia spent their first trip within their homeland. The largest percentage of respondents stated that they are happiest when traveling with a partner (45%) or with family (42%), but there were also those respondents who like to travel alone because then they feel free (26%). A quarter of respondents (25%) prefer to travel to locations they have already visited, and the majority (80%) of respondents want to discover new and interesting things about locations they have already visited.58% of respondents remember their first trip more clearly and better than the first day of schoolThe results of the research show that respondents from Croatia remember their first trip more than they remember events such as the day they met a new friend (66%) or when they got their first pet (55%). Despite this, most respondents find moving to a new home (72%) and a first kiss (75%) more exciting than the experience of the first trip. Things that remind respondents of the trip and be fond memories are photo albums (76%), souvenirs (67%) and plans of the city they visited (17%).Regarding the most beautiful and long-lasting experiences that travelers from Croatia had on their first trips, spending quality time with friends or family (51%), just traveling (51%), accommodation (40%), unusual scents, sounds and vistas (39 %) and meeting new people (34%) are what make a travel experience perfect. Respondents value the time they spend with those they care about because 48% of them claim that it is one of their favorite things they experience while traveling.Kayakers paddle the Silver River at Silver Springs, Florida.Social online platforms have allowed travelers to easily communicate about their trip. Recenzije o uslugama ili interakcija s putničkim brendovima, dijeljenje fotografija i iskustava s putovanja s prijateljima i mnoge druge stvari ono su što planiranje putovanja i samo putovanje čini drugačijim nego prije. Ispitanici iz Hrvatske, za razliku od prosjeka, koristit će društvene mreže kako bi unaprijed istražili sve detalje vezane uz putovanje (50% naspram prosjeka ostatka ispitanika globalnog istraživanja – 40%). Korištenje društvenih mreža prilikom planiranja putovanja najviše se prakticira u Tajlandu (75%), a najmanje u Nizozemskoj i Danskoj (17%).Savjeti koje putnici iz Hrvatske daju onima koji prvi puta kreću na putovanje su opuštanje i uživanje u svakoj minuti (51%), isprobavanje lokalne hrane (31%) te obavezno nošenje putovnice sa sobom (28%). Kako bi se osjećali ugodno i sigurno prilikom putovanja ispitanici iz Hrvatske savjetuju  organiziranje smještaja prije samog putovanja (21%) kao i pregled broja pozitivnih ocjena smještaja ili prijevoznika na online platformama (30%) te unajmljivanje lokalnog turističkog vodiča na odredištu (21%).last_img read more

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ABP’s AMEP Judicial Review Denied

By on October 6, 2020

first_imgThe High Court has refused the application by ABP seeking a judicial review of the Government’s decision Secretary of State for Transport to grant a Development Control Order for the AMEP project.In her decision Mrs Justice Patterson found against ABP on all the grounds it put forward in applying for Judicial Review, describing their claim as “unarguable.”Peter Stephenson, Able’s Executive Chairman, commented:“Their claims surrounding the so-called Killingholme Triangle…the small area of land which is needed for AMEP…have now been rejected by the hugely detailed and lengthy planning process, overseen by senior planning inspectors, a Government Minister, a Joint Parliamentary Committee—and now by the High Court.’“Every other interest on the Humber—including the Local Enterprise Partnership, the local business community, local authorities, local Members of Parliament and their constituents—have looked on in despair as time after time a development of such importance to the area has been delayed and put in jeopardy by the actions of a single company.“ABP can now seek to challenge Mrs Justice Patterson’s comprehensive rejection of their arguments through an oral hearing but that would once again delay AMEP and yet again highlight that ABP are more concerned with defending their near monopoly position on the Humber against the interests of the whole region and the UK for that matter.”On the other hand, ABP expressed disappointment by saying they will “carefully consider the reasons given before commenting further.”According to the developer, the GBP 450-million project is set to create over 4,000 direct jobs and cover an area of around 900 acres.Image: ablelast_img read more

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Galway Boxers Aim For National U22 Titles This Evening

By on August 3, 2020

first_imgThe National U22 Mens and Womens Championship Finals takes place at the National stadium in Dublin tonight with three Galway Boxers all looking to add U22 Titles to the National Senior Titles they won before Christmas. Monivea’s Adam Hession faces Mark Corcoran from Corinthians in the 52 Kg Final followed by Gabriel Dossen in the 75Kg Final where he faces John Joe Nevin from Crumlin. The final fight of the night is the 91+ Kg Final between Gytis Lisinskas from Celtic Eagles and Luke Hall from Crumlin. Gabriel Dossen, Adam Hession and Gytis Lisinskas who all fight for Irish U22 Titles this evening at the National Stadium.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Nelson’s Reece Hunt earns two WCHA awards

By on August 2, 2020

first_imgThe season could not have ended any better for Nelson native Reece Hunt — except for Bemidji State University women’s hockey team dropping a 2-1 series decision to No. 9 University of Minnesota Duluth in Western Collegiate Hockey Association Quarterfinals.Hunt, a forward for Bemidji State, was selected as the WCHA Rookie of the Week after leading all freshman with four points off of three goals and one assist.The award comes on the heels of Hunt being named WCHA Rookie of the Month for February after leading all league rookies in scoring.This past weekend against University of Minnesota Duluth Hunt began the series by assisting on the Beavers’ lone goal in Friday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Bulldogs. She then responded by scoring both goals in BSU’s 2-1 four-overtime victory in game two.In game three, Hunt scored the Beavers’ lone goal in their 4-1 loss on Sunday. Her three goals over the weekend were tied for the most in the WCHA. Hunt finished the series with 15 shots on goal which tied for third most in the league and was +1 on the ice.The Nelson Minor Hockey grad paced all WCHA rookies with five goals during the month and tied for the overall lead with seven points. She scored all of her goals at even strength and posted two multi-goal games during the month including her first career hat trick versus No. 4/3 University of Minnesota.Hunt finishes her freshman campaign tied for third on the team and third among league rookies in scoring with 19 points off of seven goals and 12 assists.Hunt played Minor Hockey in Nelson before advancing to the BC Hockey Female Midget AAA Hockey League with the Kootenay Wild.The 5’5” forward played in two consecutive seasons for Team BC, helping the squad capture the bronze medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB.last_img read more

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Swain student in Upward Bound program is finalist for national scholarship

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgSwain County High School senior Heather Whitt, who participates in Southwestern Community College’s Upward Bound program, is a QuestBridge CollegeMatch Finalist.The QuestBridge program connects high-achieving, deserving students with full scholarships at select colleges and universities. Out of 13,264 applications, 4,895 students were selected as finalists based on academic, financial and extracurricular credentials.This year’s recipients will be announced in December. Each recipient will receive a guaranteed full, four-year scholarship worth more than $200,000 to one of 36 partner colleges including Columbia, MIT and Stanford.To be eligible for the scholarship, Whitt submitted an application that included academic, extracurricular and personal info as well as two teacher recommendations, two essays, a secondary school report, transcripts and test scores.“We are extremely proud of Heather for being named a finalist for this prestigious honor,” said Annette Kesgen, director of the Upward Bound program at SCC. “She’s an exceptional student. We would be thrilled if she receives a full-tuition scholarship to one of these institutions, but we know she will be successful in life because she is driven to reach her goals.”For more information about SCC’s Upward Bound program, contact [email protected] or 828.339.4281.last_img read more

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New Pre-Approved Plan Opinion Letter Procedures Issued (Rev. Proc. 2017-41)

By on December 12, 2019

first_imgThe IRS has issued new procedures for issuing opinion letters regarding the qualification in form of pre-approved plans. The new procedure modifies the IRS’s historic approach to pre-approved plans in order to expand the provider market and encourage employers that currently maintain individually designed plans to convert to the pre-approved format. The pre-approved program has been simplified by eliminating the distinction between master and prototype (M&P) and volume submitted (VS) programs and combining the two into a new opinion letter program. In addition, IRS has expanded the types of plans eligible for pre-approved status to afford greater flexibility in the design of pre-approved plans. Finally, the on-cycle submission period for third six-year remedial amendment cycle for providers of pre-approved defined contribution plans is modified so that is begins on October 2, 2017, and ends on October 1, 2018.Rev. Proc. 2015-36, I.R.B. 2015-27, 20, is modified and superseded in part and Rev. Proc. 2017-4, I.R.B. 2017-1, 146, and Rev. Proc. 2016-37, I.R.B. 2016-29, 136, are modified.Rev. Proc. 2017-41, 2017FED ¶46,308Other References:Code Sec. 401CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶17,507.2543CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶17,507.2546CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶17,929.30CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶17,507.331Code Sec. 409CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶18,951.27Statement of Procedural Rules Sec. 601.201CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶43,360.173CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶43,360.2113CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶43,360.2116CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶43,360.212Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC RETIRE: 51,052CCH Reference – TRC RETIRE: 51,102CCH Reference – TRC RETIRE: 51,112last_img read more

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Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgJordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges The Tornadoes are shooting for their third straight title, but they have to do it without 2015 Grand Prix MVP Lindsay Stalzer, who was instrumental in their last two championships.Stalzer has jump shipped to Petron, the team Foton beat twice for the titles, in a move which Branislav respects.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We respect all players, and thanks to Lindsay because she played very hard last year for Foton.”Helping Branislav in his quest for a third straight Grand Prix title are Dragana Perunicnic, Sara Klisura, and libero Katarina Vukomanovic. Coaches Ramil de Jesus of F2 Logistics, Francis Vicente of Generika-Ayala, Parley Tupaz of Iriga City, George Pascua of Cignal, Moro Branislav of Foton, Shaq Delos Santos of Petron, John Paul Dolorias of UST, Kungfu Reyes of Cocolife and Macky Carino of Sta. Lucia declare readiness to compete in the Chooks To Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix starting Saturday at Filoil Flying CentreFoton has been the ruler of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Conference and head coach Moro Branislav has been preparing his team to keep it that way this 2017.“My opinion is, Foton will bring a very big surprise this conference,” said Branislav Wednesday during the pre-season press conference atr Viking Venue. “I’ve been preparing my team and we’ll see how we’ll finish so good luck to all the other coaches.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Iceland prepared for World Cup debut with 2 games in Qatar Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Foton will defend its title against eight other teams in the biggest Grand Prix to date.This season’s Grand Prix will feature nine teams—Foton, Petron, Cocolife, F2 Logistics, Generika, Sta. Lucia, Iriga, Cignal, and guest team University of Santo Tomas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more

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Australia coach Darren Lehmann sorry for team’s poor Ashes show

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgAustralian coach Darren Lehmann tendered an apology on Wednesday for the team’s poor performance during the ongoing Ashes series in England.Lehman was responding to stinging criticism after the Australians lost the fourth Test at Trent Bridge cricket ground by an innings and 78 runs inside three days. The visitors had earlier lost the first and third Tests and are trailing the five-match series 1-3.”We have been poor, we have been outplayed by a superior opponent and, as coaching staff, players and selectors, we fully accept the blame for our losses at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge,” said Lehmann in a column on the Cricket Australia website.Also read: What really went wrong for Australia in Ashes”We don’t walk away from that responsibility, and we have been as up-front as we can over the past few days to explain that’s the case rather than try to find excuses. Not only do we want to be accountable for our efforts, but on behalf of our team I want to apologise for the manner in which we have lost,” he added.”We understand how disappointing the series has been, and I can reassure you we are doing our very best as a group to identify the areas in which we need to improve in order to ensure we get better as a team.”Also read: Michael Clarke retires  Lehmann has, however, dismissed suggestions that poor leadership by outgoing captain Michael Clarke and the presence of wives and girlfriends on the tour has contributed to the team’s poor show.advertisementMichael deserves respect”Michael deserves the chance to go out with the respect and dignity that he has undoubtedly earned over a fantastic career, and I want to see that career suitably celebrated,” the former batsman asserted.”As a coach and as a selection panel, we know how much pressure and scrutiny comes with the job of captaining Australia’s Test team and we want him to enjoy some time with his family who have come over to see him play his final Test.””While we’re happy to cop criticism for the way we bat, bowl, field or prepare I believe it’s unfair to suggest having families with us as a reason for our on-field efforts. Some of the guys in our squad have schedules that have meant they’ve been at home for a total of three or four days since the Boxing Day Test last December – less than a week in more than seven months,” he added.”There is no way, as coach of the Australian cricket team, that I am going to oversee a set-up that doesn’t welcome wives, girlfriends, children and other family members when our players and staff are spending that length of time travelling. Their presence also helps to provide a bit of normality during a long stint of travel.”He also said that the team could not be blamed for lack of effort in preparation and training during the tour.”Even on the occasions when we’ve lost Test matches in three days, I don’t see the value of scheduling extra training sessions,” Lehmann remarked. “There are times when you need to switch off and just relax.”The 45-year-old also stated that he continues to have great confidence in the future of Australian cricket, the coaching staff and the players.last_img read more

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SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

By on November 7, 2019
first_imgWelcome to another edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch… * The staff of TFA were delighted to attend the wedding of our Media and Merchandise Manager, Rachel Moyle as she married Duncan Grant on Saturday. The happy couple are currently on their honeymoon in the Whitsundays, therefore Rachel will not be in the office for the next two weeks. See the homepage for a picture of the stunning bride! * The October 14 deadline to sign up with TFA under the new Unitary Management model is quickly approaching. Stay tuned to the website for news regarding the issue. * The Grand Finals of the Vawdon Cup take place this Friday night. With all matches promising to be quality contests, the Womens Premier League Final starts at 8.40pm with Canterbury versus Wests. The Mens Premier League Final between Wests and Central Coast kicks off at 9.30pm. Finals start at 7.00pm, so be sure to get down to Tempe and watch some of the best Touch players in the country. * Brisbane City are holding muster day for the Cobras Representative Teams for the Senior Divisions on Saturday 15th October and on Sunday 20th November at 2pm. Please contact [email protected] for more details. * Monterey Keys Touch Association are holding their 3rd Annual `Touched By Cancer’ Touch Carnival on Sunday 30th October at Robert Dalley Park, Monterey Keys. The tournament is designed to raise money for a local charity and schools. The proceeds from the junior teams go to a local school which the team decides on a nomination form. Proceeds from adult teams go to the Gold Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group. It promises to be a fun, social day. Places are limited, so don’t miss out. See www.qldtouch.com.au for more details. * Victoria Touch Association has organised a `Trans Tasman’ clash that will happen this Sunday the 16th of October at Elwood Park Touch fields. The challenge will be a showcase of the state’s best Touch talent as the players strive to make their home countries proud. See www.victouch.com.au for more information. * NSWTA are calling for qualified referees to attend the Years 7 and 8 All Schools Final to be played at Thomas Dalton Park, Fairy Meadow on the 4th of November. Please contact NSWTA if you’re interested. By Lisa Plummerlast_img

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10 months agoLukaku set to miss Solskjaer’s Man Utd kickoff

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgLukaku set to miss Solskjaer’s Man Utd kickoffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is struggling to make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge.The Daily Mail says it’s understood that Lukaku has spent this week on compassionate leave and is unlikely to return to the club until Boxing Day. He will not be available to Solskjaer until United face Bournemouth on December 30. The news is a blow for the 45-year-old Norwegian, who started a six-month stint in charge of United on Thursday. Solskjaer is expected to restore Paul Pogba to the line-up at Cardiff on Saturday after telling the squad they will have a “clean slate” under him. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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