You know that joke: Behind seven hills and seven seas, seven mountains and seven mountains, seven rivers and seven lakes, seven villages and seven forests… you know the sequel yourself, but what I want to say is that experience is the greatest capital you carry or better say it is not the diplomas and form that matter, but the content and experience. Be sure to educate yourself and finish college, but the most important thing is the content, not the form.Precisely the famous Croatian traveler, travel writer, blogger, lecturer and who knows what tourist roles we can assign him, Tomislav Perko, literally went through the “seven hills and the sea” and gathered such a valuable tourist experience. If one has the right answers to the questions: What is tourism? What are the motives for the trip? How do other destinations attract tourists? What is sustainable tourism? and many others… then it is precisely Tomislav Perko.And that is why his experience that he shares with others is extremely important, and as Perko is currently touring Croatia, I definitely recommend that you listen to him and ask him specific questions because you can learn a lot. Also, with never-before-told stories from his many travels, he will tell us how he traveled the world almost for free, what challenges he wrestled with all those years, and how he managed to turn his passion for travel into a career.After his first book “1000 days of spring” was a huge success in Croatia and beyond, he will present his second: “1000 days of summer”, and before meeting him I definitely recommend you to watch his TEDx speech which is up to now viewed over 4 million times.”One thing is for sure, the time has passed when it is enough to place a TV commercial on television, today marketing is much more complex, but certainly the main focus is on digital marketing, social networks, influencers, guerrilla campaigns, real time marketing, etc.… I was a traveler , a blogger, travel writer and I know very well what and how a tourist can do a lot to promote a country “Perko points out, and how to complete the whole story without or with little money, ask him in person, and below is the schedule of the tour for autumn 2017.Tomislav Perko – Fall 2017 Tour Schedule 4.10. ŠENKOVEC, Library and Reading Room, 19 p.m.5.10. VARAŽDIN, City Library and Reading Room “Metel Ožegović”, 19 p.m.9.10. VODICE, City Library, 18 p.m.10.10. DUGOPOLJE, National Library, 19 p.m.11.10. BLATO, National Library, 19 p.m.12.10. KLIS, National Library and Reading Room, 19 p.m.16.10. UMAG, City Library, 20 p.m.17.10. BUJE, City Library, 19 p.m.18.10. BUZET, POU Augustin Vivoda, 19 p.m.19.10. BAKAR, City Library, 19 p.m.20.10. MALI LOŠINJ, City Library and Reading Room, 19 p.m.23.10. CRES, Frane Petrić City Library, 19 p.m.24.10. RAŽANAC, National Library, 19 p.m.25.10. KOSTRENA, National Library, 19 p.m.26.10. VIŠKOVO, National Library and Reading Room, 19 p.m.30.10. GAREŠNICA, Croatian Library and Reading Room “Đuro Sudeta”, 18 p.m.31.10. CLAY, Library and Reading Room, 19.30 pm2.11. POPOVAČA, Library and Reading Room, 19 p.m.3.11. BABINA GREDA, National Library, 18 p.m.6.11. ČEPIN, Cultural Center, 18 p.m.7.11. VALPOVO, City Library and Reading Room, 18 p.m.8.11. COUNTIES, City Library, 18 p.m.9.11. PAKRAC, City Library, 19 p.m.13.11. BISTRA, Municipal Library and Reading Room, 19.30 pm14.11. LUDBREG, Mladen Kerstner City Library and Reading Room, 18 p.m.15.11. VRBOVEC, National Library, 19 p.m.16.11. LIPOVLJANI, National Library and Reading Room, 18 p.m.20.11. NOVSKA, City Library and Reading Room “Ante Jagar”, 18 p.m.
‘A gentlemen’s agreement’An unsealed superseding indictment released on Monday detailed corruption surrounding the 2010 vote in Zurich which saw FIFA award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.Blatter told AFP that “there was a gentlemen’s agreement at the heart of FIFA’s executive committee” to award the 2018 tournament to Russia and the 2022 edition to Qatar.”That’s all,” added Blatter who presided over both bidding processes and is currently banned from football.The indictment said former Brazilian FIFA member Ricardo Teixeira and late Paraguayan official Nicolas Leoz, both members of the FIFA committee which voted on the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, received payment of bribes in exchange for voting for Qatar’s bid.In addition, Trinidad’s long-serving FIFA official Jack Warner “was promised and received” bribe payments totaling $5 million to vote for Russia while Guatemala’s Rafael Salguero was promised a $1 million bribe to vote for Russia.Salguero pleaded guilty to multiple corruption charges in 2016 and was banned from FIFA while Warner, who faces charges in the United States, is currently battling extradition to the US from his native Trinidad.In a statement FIFA said it “supports all investigations into alleged acts of criminal wrong-doing regarding either domestic or international football competitions”.”[FIFA] will continue to provide full cooperation to law enforcement officials investigating such matters,” it said.”FIFA has itself been accorded victim status in the US criminal proceedings and senior FIFA officials are in regular contact with the US Department of Justice.” The timings of the competition, due to be held in November and December of 2022, remain unchanged by the coronavirus pandemic which has already forced the postponement of the European football championships and the Tokyo Olympics. Both will now take place in 2021. The latest US legal action centers on two former executives of US media giant Fox who were charged with corruption, bank fraud and money-laundering on Monday.But Federal prosecutors have also shed fresh light on the scandal-tainted bidding war for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Topics : The US legal action is linked to a wide-ranging 2015 corruption scandal that left world governing body FIFA in turmoil and led to the downfall of then-president Sepp Blatter.In the ensuing years, the US government has accused a total of 45 people and various sports companies of more than 90 crimes and of paying or accepting more than $200 million in bribes. “Russia absolutely legally got the right to organize the World Cup,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery said in a statement the allegations “are part of a long-standing case, the subject of which is not the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process.” Qatar and Russia hit back at allegations of bribery on Tuesday after US prosecutors accused them of paying millions in bribes for the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.According to US Justice Department documents released Monday, FIFA officials received bribes to vote in favor of awarding the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar.Doha said it “strongly denies the allegations contained within the court papers” while the Kremlin said it “absolutely legally got the right” to host the 2018 global football spectacle.
Nine provinces and 50 cities and regencies that plan to hold simultaneous local elections in December are highly vulnerable to COVID-19-related disruptions, the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) said on Tuesday.The current number, reported in the Elections Vulnerability Index released by Bawaslu on Tuesday, was almost double that of the last survey in June 2020, which stated that 26 cities and regencies were “highly vulnerable” to pandemic-related election disruption.The index is based on several variables, including the number of election administrators who have caught COVID-19 and those who have died of it, the number of election organizers who have resigned as a result of the outbreak, changes in the number of cases and deaths and the level of public rejection of the elections as a result of the outbreak. “In addition to urging candidates to comply with COVID-19 health protocols, Bawaslu also recommends that each region provide more information about the pandemic,” Bawaslu commissioner M. Afifuddin said at the launch of the index.Read also: Government steadfast despite growing calls to postpone electionsAccording to the index, the 10 areas with the greatest vulnerability to pandemic-related election disruption are Depok, West Java; East Kotawaringin regency in Central Kalimantan; Bukittinggi city and Agam regency in West Sumatra; Manado, North Sulawesi; Bandung regency, West Java; Sintang district, West Kalimantan; West Sumbawa regency in West Nusa Tenggara; Bone Bolango regency in Gorontalo; and Bandar Lampung city in Lampung province.At the provincial level, Central Kalimantan, West Sumatra and North Sulawesi are the three most vulnerable, followed by Central Sulawesi, Bengkulu, South Kalimantan, Riau Islands, Jambi and North Kalimantan.”Central Kalimantan, West Sumatra and North Sulawesi score above 90 out of the maximum vulnerability score of 100,” Afifuddin said.The agency said it would pay extra attention to COVID-19 health protocol enforcement, having noted 243 violations of health protocols during the 2020 regional elections’ registration phase from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6.Bawaslu head Abhan said the agency had coordinated with the military and the police to guard certain places, such as candidates’ campaign headquarters and political party headquarters, to prevent crowds during the candidate and candidacy number announcement on Sept. 23.Topics :
About Connatix V67539 Full Screen 1 min. story Advertisement Advertisement Video Settings Before Arsenal’s win over Angers, Lille president Gerard Lopez has confirmed Pepe’s €80million (£73m) move to the Emirates.‘He is the one who made the decision, I think it should be [made official] in the next 24 hours,’ Lopez told French outlet RMC Sport.‘It is €80m fixed. If we pushed this deal out a little bit longer, we could have had five or six offers of the same size.‘Through discussions with Nico and his agents, the situation focused on the certain clubs that we wanted to focus on: the two projects that interested the player.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesPepe will be the fourth player to join Arsenal this summer following the arrivals of Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos (loan from Real Madrid) and William Saliba.Saliba, though, who completed a £27m move from Saint-Etienne, has been loaned back to Ligue 1 club for the 2019/20 campaign.MORE: Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson sends message to Jurgen Klopp with wonder goal against Lyon Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks out on Nicolas Pepe transfer after Arsenal beat Angers 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 CitySupporters are beginning to get impatient for an official announcement and Aubameyang clearly felt their pain when he was asked about Pepe after Wednesday night’s win.Asked about Pepe’s move to Arsenal, Aubameyang told beIN SPORTS: ‘When there are great players like that who are close to signing with a great club like Arsenal… it’s very pleasant to have a player like that.‘I hope that he signs quickly and that it gets done.’Aubameyang on Nicolas Pepe: “We are waiting.” pic.twitter.com/GCgeS5ohUc— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) July 31, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 31 Jul 2019 9:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.2kShares Nicolas Pepe is set for a £73m move from Lille to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hailed Nicolas Pepe a ‘great player’ and called for Arsenal to sign the forward ‘quickly’ following the side’s friendly victory over Angers.Nothing could separate Arsenal and Angers in normal time after Reiss Nelson cancelled out Farid El Melali’s opener on Wednesday night, but the visitors held their nerve to come out on top in a penalty shootout at Stade Raymond-Kopa.While Arsenal fans will no doubt be delighted to get back in to winning ways in pre-season after successive defeats to Real Madrid and Lyon, many were understandably distracted by the transfer saga involving Lille forward Pepe.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal are expected to unveil Pepe in the coming hours and it’s fair to say the impending move has been one of the worst kept secrets of the transfer window so far.ADVERTISEMENT PLAY
NZ Herald 28 June 2015As I write this, the Supreme Court has handed down what will be the “Roe v. Wade” of marriage, redefining marriage in all 50 states. This is a sober moment, and I am a conscientious dissenter from this ruling. The Court now has disregarded thousands of years of definition of the most foundational unit of society, and the cultural changes here will be broad and deep. So how should the church respond?First of all, the church should not panic. The Supreme Court can do many things, but the Supreme Court cannot get Jesus back in that tomb. Jesus of Nazareth is still alive. He is still calling the universe toward his kingdom.Moreover, while this decision will, I believe, ultimately hurt many people and families and civilization itself, the gospel doesn’t need “family values” to flourish. In fact, the church often thrives when it is in sharp contrast to the cultures around it. That was the case in Ephesus and Philippi and Corinth and Rome, which held to marriage views out of step with the Scriptures.The church will need in the years ahead to articulate what we believe about marriage; we cannot assume that people agree with us, or even understand us. Let’s not simply talk about marriage in terms of values or culture or human flourishing. Let’s talk about marriage the way Jesus and the apostles taught us to – as bound up with the gospel itself, a picture of the union of Christ and his church (Eph. 5:32).As we do so, we must not just articulate our views of marriage, we must embody a gospel marriage culture. We have done a poor job of that in the past. Too many of our marriages have been ravaged by divorce.Too often we’ve neglected church discipline in the cases of those who have unrepentantly destroyed their marriages. We must repent of our failings and picture to the world what marriage is meant to be, and keep the light lit to the old paths.This gives the church an opportunity to do what Jesus called us to do with our marriages in the first place: to serve as a light in a dark place. Permanent, stable marriages with families with both a mother and a father may well make us seem freakish in 21st-century culture.We should not fear that. We believe stranger things than that. We believe a previously dead man is alive, and will show up in the Eastern skies on a horse. We believe that the gospel can forgive sinners like us and make us sons and daughters. Let’s embrace the sort of freakishness that saves.Let’s also recognize that if we’re right about marriage, and I believe we are, many people will be disappointed in getting what they want. Many of our neighbors believe that a redefined concept of marriage will simply expand the institution (and, let’s be honest, many will want it to keep on expanding). This will not do so, because sexual complementarity is not ancillary to marriage. The church must prepare for the refugees from the sexual revolution.We must prepare for those, like the sexually wayward Woman at the Well of Samaria, who will be thirsting for water of which they don’t even know.There are two sorts of churches that will not be able to reach the sexual revolution’s refugees. A church that has given up on the truth of the Scriptures, including on marriage and sexuality, and has nothing to say to a fallen world. And a church that screams with outrage at those who disagree will have nothing to say to those who are looking for a new birth.We must stand with conviction and with kindness, with truth and with grace. We must hold to our views and love those who hate us for them. We must not only speak Christian truths; we must speak with a Christian accent. We must say what Jesus has revealed, and we must say those things the way Jesus does – with mercy and with an invitation to new life.Some Christians will be tempted to anger, lashing out at the world around us with a narrative of decline. That temptation is wrong. God decided when we would be born, and when we would be born again. We have the Spirit and the gospel. To think that we deserve to live in different times is to tell God that we deserve a better mission field than the one he has given us. Let’s joyfully march to Zion.The witness to marriage will be, like the pro-life movement, a long-term strategy that is multi-pronged. This is no time for fear or outrage or politicizing. We see that we are strangers and exiles in American culture. We are on the wrong side of history, just like we started. We should have been all along.Let’s seek the kingdom. Let’s stand with the gospel. Let’s fear our God. But let’s not fear our mission field.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11472470
Area Volleyball Regional ScoresSaturday (10-25)Class 2A @ Forest ParkTecumseh over North Decatur 25-17, 25-17, 25-11. Barr-Reeve over Henryville 25-12, 25-9, 25-17. Championship-Barr-Reeve over Tecumseh 25-15, 25-19, 25-19.Class 3A @ Corydon CentralSilver Creek over Lawrenceburg 25-17, 25-17, 25-14. Evansville Memorial over Vincennes Lincoln 25-18, 25-13, 25-19.Championship-Evansville Memorial over Silver Creek 25-8, 25-20, 26–24.
Press Association And with United both winning and, at times, looking more convincing than they have done since the turn of the year, Mata has every reason to feel satisfied. “I have felt comfortable at this club from the first minute,” said the 25-year-old. “Time has gone so quickly but the welcome has been amazing. “The lads are really good and there is a great atmosphere.” And the good news for United is that Mata is acutely aware there is still much more to come from him. “To be honest I didn’t train that much last week because of the transfer,” he said. “I know I can improve.” And his efforts will only be enhanced by the return to fitness of Robin van Persie, who had missed 11 games with a thigh problem, and Wayne Rooney, who played only once in 2014 before succumbing to a groin injury. “Rooney and Robin are two of the best strikers in the world,” said Mata. Juan Mata is delighted at how quickly he has settled into life at Manchester United. “It will be amazing to play alongside them. “I just want to help them, and help the team win matches. “We need to sustain this feeling. “I am always positive. If any club can come back and climb the table it is this one. “It will take time but hopefully we can go back up the table. That is what we have been talking about in the dressing room. “We will try to win as many games as we can to the end of the season, hopefully all of them.” Mata was also complimentary about the United supporters, who have been given so little to shout about this season. There was certainly a less foreboding atmosphere around Old Trafford, fuelled in part by the reception for Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is held in such huge affection at United that the hosts were still singing his name at the final whistle. For the uplifting mood to be maintained, though, greater consistency is required. Liverpool laid down a pretty significant marker at Anfield, and the groans from supporters as the result of the Merseyside derby was read out at the final whistle underlined what a tough job United face if they are to claim that precious final Champions League slot, which seems to be the only realistic prize available to them on the domestic front. Moyes believes there is genuine reason to believe his troops will enjoy a far better end to the campaign than their troubled start. And though Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick sat out the game with wrist and ankle problems respectively, the presence of Rooney and Adnan Januzaj as headline names on a bench packed with international experience gives Moyes justifiable reason for his optimism. “People would have looked at our bench and said that is more like it,” said Moyes. “We are starting to get players in. “I need competition and I need players to play well. “We have not had enough right at the top of their game. Hopefully the competition for places will help make that happen.” Even though he had just two training sessions under his belt, United’s club-record £37.1million new boy lasted all but the final seven minutes of Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Cardiff. Mata could even claim a partial assist for Robin van Persie’s opener given it was the Spain midfielder who delivered the impressive 50-yard cross-field pass to Patrice Evra that launched the sixth-minute move.
Press Association City completed the £32million signing of defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto on Monday. He joins fellow summer recruits Fernando and Bacary Sagna, signed on a free from Arsenal, as well as Chelsea’s former England midfielder Frank Lampard, loaned from New York City FC. Caballero is in no doubt the champions, without several regulars at Wembley, will be a force to be reckoned with again next season. “We have a strong team, we are the Premier League champions, with very good players, but we have things we need to prove,” he said. “Manuel has told all of us that we need to learn game by game, that we have to start the league well, that we have to achieve the most important things in the short term. “We have to do what we did last year, to win the league. “We were the best team in the Premier League, (but) we have to improve in the Champions League and we have a good squad to do that.” Goalkeeper Willy Caballero insists he did not join Manchester City to sit on the bench – and has warned Joe Hart he will fight for the number one spot at the Etihad Stadium this season. Afterwards, Pellegrini refused to offer any guarantees over places, and Caballero, who was first-choice goalkeeper when working with the City boss at Malaga, maintains he has his sights set firmly on a regular starting place. “My ambition is to fight for the position and to be there when the manager needs me,” said the 32-year-old from Argentina. “I want to be number one. “Both of us will train for that chance, but I came to fight for the number one spot.” Caballero was unable to prevent Arsenal recording a convincing victory, beaten by well-worked goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey before second-half substitute Olivier Giroud cracked in a third from 25 yards. “It was an important match for me. I have a chance to play. I am happy for this, but not for the score,” Caballero said. “I have been training well, but there is no doubt that this was not one of my best games – they attacked three or four times and they scored three goals. “However, the decision (about who plays) is for the manager.” Hart was dropped by Manuel Pellegrini last autumn following a string of high-profile errors before later being recalled as City won the title. However, he was an unused substitute for the 3-0 Community Shield defeat to Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday with the new signing from Malaga getting the nod.
Kyle Lafferty, unwanted by Norwich but indispensable to Northern Ireland, scored a brilliant brace to see off Finland and stoke his country’s burgeoning Euro 2016 dream. The striker, on loan at Turkish outfit Rizespor having struggled for game time at Carrow Road, buried a superb volley and a clinical header in a 2-1 success that leaves Michael O’Neill’s men riding high with four wins from five in Group F. Finland substitute Berat Sadik brought late tension when he grabbed an injury-time consolation, but there was no more late drama to prevent joyous celebrations in Belfast. A gift from Niklas Moisander should have settled home nerves in the 27th minute, but Jamie Ward could not capitalise. Lafferty’s battling presence forced Moisander to touch the ball into no-man’s land and although Ward won the race his effort was smothered by goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. The mounting tension was banished in the 33rd minute with Lafferty’s brilliant first-time finish. Another testing free-kick from Norwood was only half-cleared and when McGinn touched the ball back to Lafferty, the striker angled his body adroitly and sent a sweet volley whistling into the bottom corner. The dam had been breached and five minutes later the fans in the bouncing Kop Stand were roaring in a second. Ward and the impressive Conor McLaughlin were co-creators, combining deftly on the right wing to pull Finland out of position. With Ward having drawn his man, McLaughlin floated a cross towards the far post where Lafferty cushioned a header into the same corner as his first. That took the former Rangers man second on the country’s all-time scoring list with 14, ahead of Colin Clarke and Billy Gillespie. The atmosphere as the players emerged from the tunnel was electric, though Davis’ failure to appear for the second half provided a note of caution. The Southampton man was replaced by Corry Evans, with the armband passed to Jonny Evans. Within moments the hosts might have had a third, and surely would have had it been Lafferty instead of McGinn who met Ward’s scuffed shot eight yards out. The Aberdeen forward was perfectly placed to convert but instead lofted high over the crossbar. Having already thrown on Kasper Hamalainen in the first half, Mixu Paatelainen made a second change with Paulus Arajuuri on for Joona Toivio. But his side were an increasingly peripheral part of proceedings, Pukki’s best efforts notwithstanding. Lukas Hradecky might have killed the game by parrying Ward’s long-range effort into Corry Evans’ path but the goalkeeper recovered just in time. With Lafferty making way in the 79th minute, ending hopes of a hat-trick, the closing stages looked to be little more than a lap of honour for the hosts until Sadik took advantage of Carroll’s late parry to blast home from close range. That meant a late rush of nerves from the home side but a last-gasp corner came to nothing leaving the road to France open for O’Neill’s troops. Lafferty has now netted five times in the current campaign, moving to 14 overall and second on the all-time scoring list behind only David Healy. Windsor Park may still be a work in progress, with only 10,000 fans and two functioning stands due to redevelopment, but O’Neill’s side are looking increasingly like the finished article as they look to ensure their first appearance at a major tournament for 30 years. When the sides last met in 2012 they shared a rousing 3-3 draw and the early evidence suggested goals would again be on the agenda. Oliver Norwood’s fourth-minute free-kick caused jitters in the Finland box only to go agonisingly unmet, while Teemu Pukki gave Roy Carroll an early test when a Jonny Evans lapse left space at the back. Pukki went even closer from the resulting corner but his header was calmly swept off the line by Niall McGinn. Northern Ireland had the ball in the net in the ninth minute, Chris Baird flicking an unstoppable header in off the upright, but an offside flag quickly spoiled the celebrations. A short corner routine appeared to be the cause, though it was initially unclear whether Lafferty or set-piece taker Chris Brunt was penalised. Finland remained a threat on the break and it took a lung-busting chase and challenge from Steven Davis to deny Pukki a one-on-one with Carroll. Press Association
(Undated) — Americans are concerned about self-protection and are investing in fire arms. Rioting, looting over the killing of George Floyd and COVID-19 restrictions are fueling the spike in gun sales. Gun sales and FBI background checks on purchasers soared in May, which recorded the third-highest level of checks ever in the 22-year history of the federal system.According to the FBI, there have already been more than 15 million background checks this year, used mostly for legal sales, putting the country on a pace to break last year’s all-time high of 28 million checks in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.May’s 3,091,455 background checks was the highest for any May recorded. March was the highest month on record, at 3,740,688.Gun Sales See Massive Spike in May Amidst Pandemic, Nationwide Rioting https://t.co/HVAbJ4FikR— #SeekingTheTruth (@TruthSeeker____) June 1, 2020 Research firm Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting estimates more than 1.7 million guns were sold in May, an 80% jump over the same time last year.Stock prices for a number of gun manufacturers were also up.