first_imgThat Croatian destinations are becoming increasingly popular among French travel enthusiasts is confirmed by the tourist traffic realized so far this year.Namely, French tourists have so far made about 450.000 arrivals and 1,7 million overnight stays, which compared to the same period last year represents a growth of 6 percent in arrivals and overnight stays, according to the CNTB.Croatia’s excellent position in this market is confirmed by a large number of media publications in the most relevant French media. This is proved by the cover and a large report of 48 pages about Croatia, which was published in a prestigious magazine specializing in travel “GEO“. It is a monthly that in the August issue brings a large report on the Croatian islands of Vis, Hvar, Cres, Brač, Korčula, Mljet, Zlarin and Dugi otok. Croatian islands are described as places that offer the authenticity of destinations with preserved nature, which is a very popular trend among French travel lovers. The circulation of this magazine is more than 250.000 copies, and it is estimated that it is followed by about five million readers.  “Numerous interesting and attractive articles have been published in the French media in recent weeks, focusing on almost all Croatian regions. We are especially pleased with the turn of the French media and the attention they pay to parts of Croatia that have not been in focus so far, such as Istria. Thus, recently in the central information daily Rovinj was recommended as an ideal holiday destination”, she stated Director of the CNTB Representation in Paris Danijela Mihalić Đurica. Croatia Island Trophy in October on Brač, Hvar and VisFrom October 14 to 17, a large humanitarian sports event Croatia Island Trophy will be held on the islands in the Split-Dalmatia County, ie on Brač, Hvar and Vis, with the participation of 150 people from French public life. This RAID ADVENTURE sports event is intended exclusively for women and it is a wish that it be held regularly in Croatia in the coming years. The concept includes female competitors participating in sports activities such as running, rowing, hiking and cycling. The ambassador of the event is the former First Lady of France, Valerie Trierweiler, who is also an active participant in Raid Adventure, an organization that forwards part of the funds raised to the international association KEEP A BREAST whose main purpose is breast cancer prevention globally.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Bresica have parted company with head coach Eugenio Corini for the second time this season. The Serie A club announced the news on Wednesday, with reports claiming that Diego Lopez is set to take over. Corini was previously sacked in November before he was re-hired one month later, replacing Italian World Cup winner Fabio Grosso. A club statement read: “Brescia Calcio announce to have relieved Eugenio Corini of the position as coach for the first team. “The club wants to thank Mr. Corini and his staff for the professionalism, dedication and commitment they have shown.” Brescia, who were promoted from Serie B last season, are currently 19th in the table, four points from safety. And reports emerging from Italy suggest club president Massimo Cellino has already agreed terms with former Cagliari and Bologna manager Lopez to take over the first-team.last_img read more

first_imgThe USC women’s lacrosse team hopes to build off a strong start to the month of April and build some momentum before the MPSF championships in Eugene, Ore., as it takes on California on Friday at McAlister Field at 3 p.m.The Women of Troy (6-8, 3-2 MPSF), after finishing March with a 3-6 record, opened April with a 12-10 win over Oregon (6-7, 1-3 MPSF) in Eugene, overcoming inclement weather, numerous Oregon rallies and a five-goal performance from Hayley Milner. Freshman attacker Caroline Cordrey scored four goals for the second consecutive game, while freshman attacker Caroline de Lyra added three goals and recorded three assists.“At the end of the day, it was a conference game, and that’s what we were focused on the most,” said USC head coach Lindsey Munday, “We had out-of-conference games in March, and we weren’t as successful as we would have liked to be but we learned from them. That was our biggest push to the girls. Out-of-conference schedule prepares you for conference, and I think our out-of-conference schedule did that for us. That’s why against Oregon we were confident.De Lyra leads USC players with in goals (44), assists (33) and points (77). Freshman midfielder Amanda Johansen has 33 goals and 10 assists on the season, freshman midfielder Paige Bonomi has 31 goals and Cordrey’s four goals against the Ducks give her 30 for the season. Freshman defender Courtney Tarleton leads the team with 26 caused turnovers and 34 ground balls, while Johansen leads the MPSF and is seventh in the country with 5.57 draw controls per game.“We had to end our losing streak, so that was really important to us,” Tarleton said. “Also, because Oregon is in our conference, it was a huge win for us. Our next goal is to beat Cal.”The Golden Bears (7-4, 4-0 MPSF) are currently riding a two-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 33-12 during the stretch, including a 14-10 win over the Ducks. They are led by attackers Megan Takacs, who has 33 goals, and Melissa Humphrey, with 14 goals and a team-high 18 assists.“For us to come out and play a full game is the most important thing, not to dig ourselves a hole like we had been in the past,” Munday said, “I think it was a team effort against Oregon, and we had some players step up, which was huge, and I think that’s really important moving throughout the course of the season.”USC will conclude its inaugural season with a pair of conference matchups. Its final home game is against Fresno State (2-10, 0-5 MPSF) on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m., followed by its final regular season game against San Diego State (8-4, 3-1 MPSF) on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m.last_img read more

first_img Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Publishing its 2017/18 (period ending 30 June) annual results, a new look Tabcorp Holdings demonstrates its enlarged capacity, recovering from its 2016/17 woes.The ASX-listed gambling group points towards a new direction as it incorporates the lottery and betting assets of Tatts Group, forming Australia’s biggest gambling enterprise (deal concluded December 2017).A significantly enlarged Tabcorp records 2017/18 group revenues of AUS $3.8 billion up 71% on corresponding 2016/17’s AUS $2.2 billion.At present, Tabcorp’s enlarged enterprise sees the company operate eight core brands within the Australian: TAB, UBet, Keno, The Lott, TGS, Sky Racing, MAX and Ebet.Following a turbulent 2016/17 period, Tabcorp doubles its corporate EBIT to AUS $241 million (2016/17: $101 million). With the betting group further reversing its net profits to AUS $29 million (2016/17: – AUS $20 million).Despite its 2017/18 profit recovery, Tabcorp earnings would be delivered below corporate expectations as the ASX enterprise incurred substantial costs attached to the closure of Sun Bets joint-venture with News UK.  During the period, Tabcorp governance would move ahead with terminating the Sun Bets enterprise, absorbing total costs of approximately AUS $91 million, with circa $38 million booked-in its 2017/18 accounts.David Attenborough, Tabcorp Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, commented on performance:“The 2018 financial year was company-defining for Tabcorp. The combination with Tatts Group has brought together two highly complementary organisations creating a leading, diversified portfolio of gambling entertainment businesses.“Since completing the transaction in December 2017, we have prioritised the integration of the two businesses. We have made good progress, including establishing new leadership teams across the Group and setting the foundations for a strong and aligned organisational culture.“Initial business improvements and synergies were delivered at the back end of 2H18 and we are on track to achieve our target of at least $130 million of annualised EBITDA benefits in FY21.” Submit Share Related Articles Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020last_img read more