Rise up this year’s biggest entertainment event in Porec

first_imgOrganizer Igor Cossetto and partners of the Rise Up Poreč Music Festival 2018 have announced the biggest music event this year in Poreč. Thus, Poreč’s Peškera will be 6., 7. and July 8 will be the venue for one of today’s biggest stars Rita Ora to perform. Rita Ora, Franka Batelić and DJ duo Vanillaz will perform on Saturday, July 7.7, while the Festival starts on Friday, July 6.7. with the performance of Mija Dimšić and Severina. The match Croatia – Russia can be watched on Peshkera on the big screen before the festival. While on Sunday 8.7. Dubioza kolektiv, Edo Maajka, Damir Urban and Filip Motovunski perform. The music program will be complemented by resident DJs. Content, content and only quality content. This must be an imperative for us in the development of our tourist destinations. Because the motive for coming is not accommodation, but precisely the destination. These facts have finally been understood by hoteliers in Istria, and one of them is in Plava laguna, which actively participates with its partners in the organization of quality events.Od istaknutih manifestacija spomenuo bi Sea Star Festival koji je od 25. do 28. svibnja posjetilo više od 50.000 fanova, a čak 93% njih došlo je izvan Umaga. Također, teniski turnir Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag pozicionirao se kao jedan od predvodnika u promociji hrvatskog turizma, a koji privlači preko 100.00 posjetitelja.  Kao i suradnja s Vinistrom, najatraktivniji sajmom vina i vinske opreme u Hrvatskoj,  s kojom je Plava Laguna potpisala višegodišnji ugovor o poslovnoj suradnji, a koja u predsezoni generira 20 posto više turista.And one of the new hopes is certainly the Rise Up festival, which starts in the second edition this year, after last year’s success when it entered the map of the most interesting Croatian festivals. “Considering that we have been operating in destinations – Poreč and Umag for 60 years, we believe that it is our responsibility to develop the destinations in which we operate, as well as to participate in the active management of content at destinations. Precisely such music festivals are the motive for arrivals and increase the competitiveness of our destinations. Rise up 2018 is just such an event that will enrich the holiday for our guests“. said Ronald Korotaj, a member of the Blue Lagoon BoardThe director of the Tourist Board of the City of Poreč, Nenad Velenik, underlined the great results of Poreč this year, to which the Rise up festival will additionally contribute: “This year we have exhausted the Croatian, regional and world scene in search of the best performers that we brought to Poreč. Rita Ora is planetarily popular, so I believe that her premiere performance in Croatia will be enjoyed by both locals and guests.”. Denis Ivošević, director of the Istria Tourist Board, spoke about the importance of the festival for Istria, emphasizing that the arrival of Rita Ore in Croatia is a great event for Istria. “ONvo is a good example of how entertainment has turned into a tourism product, and consumption is what will be key  in the success of the festival”. By the way, the mix of excellent cooperation to destinations consists of Plava Laguna as the general sponsor of the festival, the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Istria County Tourist Board, the City of Poreč Tourist Board, the Funtana Tourist Board, Badel and the Zagreb Brewery.Related news:MASTERINDEX: HOW DO CROATIAN CITIZENS SEE FESTIVALS AND HOW MANY DO THEY VISIT THEM?last_img read more

Life expectancy on the rise ‘despite obesity epidemic’

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Life expectancy on the rise ‘despite obesity epidemic’ by: – March 18, 2011center_img Share 30 Views   no discussions Life expectancy in the UK is on the rise, along with the rest of Europe, despite fears over the impact of obesity, a population expert has said.Analysing trends from the past 40 years, Professor David Leon credited a decline in deaths from heart disease for the continued rise.People in the UK are also living longer than those in the US, he says.His analysis is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.Professor Leon, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, points out that in the last five years most European countries have been going in a “positive direction” for the first time in decades.Despite concern that health problems arising from obesity would affect life expectancy in high-income countries, such as the UK, there is no evidence of this to date.Professor Leon said that deaths from cardiovascular disease in the UK have seen, “some of the largest and most rapid falls of any Western European country, partly due to improvements in treatment as well as reductions in smoking and other risk factors.”But he admits that it may to be too soon to see the impact of increasing obesity rates.“We are yet to see the impact of a generation of people who have been obese from childhood through to adulthood. We can’t predict how that will affect life expectancy figures in the future.”“We are definitely seeing type-2 diabetes occurring more in teenagers due to obesity, but this is not immediately being translated into mortality rates.”“This is because of decreased rates of cardiovascular disease and concerted efforts to reduce risk and modify weight,” Professor Leon said.In 2007, the US was found to be at the same level for life expectancy as the lowest of any Western European country (Portugal for males and Denmark for females).Its life expectancy rate for women has been increasing at a much slower pace than Western Europe since the 1980s.Life expectancy in the US was 78 years in 2007, compared with 80 years in the UK.Professor Leon writes: “This observation underlines that gross domestic product (GDP) and health care expenditure per capita are not good predictors of population health within high-income countries.”The latest figures from 2009 show that life expectancy in the UK is 82.6 years for women and 78.4 years for men.Source: BBC Newslast_img read more

Area resident reportedly killed in Decatur County motorcycle crash

first_imgDecatur County, In. — (UPDATE 4/12/18 10:30) Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen says Jacob Davidson, 26, of Batesville was killed in a motorcycle accident near the Decatur-Shelby County line Thursday night.Davidson was westbound on County Road 240NW when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck a fence post. The impact ejected Davidson from the motorcycle. He was declared dead at the scene.The accident remains under investigation.*******************************************A report from the Decatur County Coroner’s Office says Jacob Davidson, 26, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Vandalia Road west of County Road 700 West Thursday night. No other information has made public.last_img read more

Koeman plans squad overhaul, places 12 players in the transfer market

first_img read also:Koeman submits four-player shortlist Barcelona need this summer Vidal’s move to Inter Milan has stalled, with reports suggesting this is due to the financial repercussions of the coronavirus lockdown. And Umtiti also looks set for a move away from the Nou Camp after Koeman told him he can go. Along with the big names, the clearout could also see centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo on his way – with Leicester and Everton linked to him – and Nelson Semedo’s position is far from secure. Rafinha’s future appears to lie in the Premier League with Arsenal and Leeds battling it out for his signature. Left backs Junior Firpo and Miranda, along with youngsters Moussa Wague, Barcelona B central midfielder Monchu and defensive midfielder Oriol Busquets, may also be axed from the club. Former Everton boss Koeman is believed to be taking no prisoners to fix the crisis-hit club. Along with their dismantling by Bayern Munich, the club also finished five points off La Liga champions Real Madrid in a disappointing domestic season, with Quique Setiens sacked after only eight months in charge. On the bright side for Barcelona fans, rumours persist that Lyon hotshot Memphis Depay is on his way to join his former international manager. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona are set for a huge fire sale under new manager, Ronald Koeman – with 12 players reportedly up for grabs. Big names like Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti are facing the chop as the Spanish club looks to rebuild following their 8-2 Champions League humiliation and the prolonged Lionel Messi transfer saga. The Catalan giants are also believed to be on the hunt for new names in their dramatic squad overhaul. But with Lionel Messi set to stay, the inflated wage bill must first come down to accommodate expensive signings, according to Spanish sports site Mundo Deportivo. Along with Suarez and French international Umtiti, the likes of ex-Middlesbrough flop Martin Braithwaite and Arturo Vidal could also be shown the door. Liverpool fan favourite Suarez, 33, is tipped with a move to Juventus costing around £2.8million plus £12 million in variables, which would link him up with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after he spent the last few years alongside Messi. The deal appeared close before Atletico Madrid become involved and now the Uruguayan is considering staying in Spain, reports say. If he were to leave, that would leave Braithwaite as the only recognised out-and-out striker at the club. But Koeman is reportedly not keen on him either and is open to offers, despite the 29-year-old’s professionalism. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be Cool6 Best Natural History Museums You Won’t Regret Visiting7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phonecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Weight Loss

first_imgEveryone knows that wrestlers struggle making weights for their matches.  Few of them, however, have been punished by the IHSAA for their method of weight loss.  Carmel High School turned themselves in when it was discovered they were using sauna suits in practice to induce weight loss.  This is considered illegal by the National Federation of State High School Associations.This is probably another case of not reading the rule book.  Although each head coach in Indiana must attend a rules meeting or take it on line, I would be surprised if this particular means of losing weight would have even come up.  From my own experience with track and field, you would be surprised how many coaches are totally ignorant of a lot of the rules pertaining to their sport. It was the athletic director who caught this violation.  Kudos to him for doing the right thing.You have to feel sorry for the young athletes who had to forfeit their matches.  I am sure the athletes had no idea they were breaking the rules.last_img read more

Deegan filly a Bobbi dazzler

first_img Roche said: “She is very nice and she should have no problem getting black type. “She was doing everything so easy. She was always travelling and I thought we were only hacking. I think she should come on well from that and six furlongs should be her trip.” Teoleena could be called the winner of the Country And Western Evening Claiming Stakes from a long way out. Travelling very easily for Kevin Manning on the home straight, Jim Bolger’s 4/6 favourite swept to the lead over a furlong out and went on to beat Love The Feeling by three and a half lengths. Manning said: “It was a middling contest and she was entitled to do that. She handles that ground.” Leigh Roche was happy to get a tow into the race on the 9/4 favourite, who showed up well when fifth on her debut at the Curragh a fortnight ago. When Roche pressed the button over a furlong out, Bobbi Grace soon put the race to bed, and while F it For The Job ran on for second, he was no match for the winner, who crossed the line four and a quarter lengths in front. Paul Deegan looks to have unearthed a smart sort in Bobbi Grace, who flew home to land the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden at Navan.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Kentucky Gas Explosion Kills 1, Injures Several Others

first_imgAt least one person is dead, five injured and some still missing after a massive explosion in Lincoln County, Kentucky.Fire officials say it appears a gas line ruptured near the tiny community of Moreland, about two hours southeast of Louisville.The early morning blast produced a huge fireball that could be seen in neighboring counties.People had to be evacuated in Moreland and nearby Hustonville.Around half a dozen structures are believed to have caught fire.last_img

Syracuse looks to solidify senior class’ legacy in Texas Bowl

first_imgHOUSTON — There are several components that can make up this senior class’s legacy.This year’s seniors were the first class recruited entirely by Doug Marrone and the first to graduate during the Scott Shafer Era. They’ve reached three bowl games in four years for the first time since 1998-2001. They were around when Syracuse ended a six-year bowl drought and helped the Orange stay on the path toward success.But it’s all much more simple than that.“Winning,” defensive tackle Jay Bromley said. “Period.”When SU (6-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) takes the Reliant Stadium field on Friday at 6 p.m. against Minnesota (8-4, 4-4 Big Ten), it will look to solidify the already impressive legacy of this year’s senior class. The Texas Bowl in Houston will be the final game for all four captains — Bromley, Marquis Spruill, junior Jerome Smith and Macky MacPherson — and the end of a season that Smith simply described as “tough.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith a new-look coaching staff, a handful of record-holders gone to the NFL and two new quarterbacks, it could have been a rebuilding season. But Syracuse’s seniors wouldn’t allow that.Smith remembers a reporter asking him about bowls during the preseason. He wanted to know what the expectation was. Smith gave him a snarl. To him, it was an obvious answer.“We’re going bowling,” he said. “That’s our job is to go bowling, make it to a bowl game.”Even when the Orange started 0-2, he had faith. After blowout losses to Clemson and Florida State, SU never got down. When Syracuse switched quarterbacks after Week 3, the team had faith in Shafer that the decision would be the correct one.“If Shafe told us to rotate Terrel and Drew every other series, I would respect that,” offensive coordinator George McDonald said. “Whatever he tells me to do I respect because I have the utmost confidence in whatever decision he sees.”Now the Orange has followed him to a bowl game, and Smith said that it has become, and will continue to be the standard. Shafer is the first SU coach to qualify for a bowl game during his first season since Paul Pasqualoni in 1991. Future teams will now be trying to beat that expectation.That’s what this class’s legacy does. It starts with winning, but it establishes a precedent. MacPherson won’t let his group take all of the credit — he said last year’s seniors, three of which were drafted, and the ones from the year before had a lot to do with it, too — but they’re the ones that capped a run that Syracuse hadn’t seen for more than a decade.“That really has helped with setting the stability of the program,” MacPherson said, “and hopefully in the future we can get something special going here.”Most players and coaches are reluctant to call this season a success for that reason — they expect to go bowling every year. Six wins is simply the bare minimum. But Shafer often praises this team’s resiliency — a trait that the seniors embody better than anyone else on the roster.They arrived at Syracuse when the program was as bad as it had ever been. They had to be contributors from the day they got on campus and many were starters by their sophomore years. The head coach who recruited them left when the program was on the upswing and still they managed to help the Orange continue along that path.“We had minor setbacks here and there throughout the course of the season, but we know what we’re capable of when we have everybody on the right note,” Bromley said. “So that just motivated us to go out there and prove everybody wrong because we believed in each other even when nobody believed in us.”So far, they’ve had only one season worse than .500 in SU uniforms. Syracuse lost five straight games at the end of the season to finish 5-7 in 2011. The next season — much like this one — started with question marks, but ended with the exclamation point of a bowl victory.Shafer spoke on Thursday about how nice it is to have the “university talked about throughout Christmas and after Christmas.” In many ways, the season is already a success. Only there’s still one game remaining.“This senior class is amazing,” Bromley said. “We made sure we bought into the program. We’re making sure that we want to go out the right way.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 26, 2013 at 10:43 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to bounce back against Arkansas State

first_imgSyracuse (7-4) has lost two-straight games at home, to Old Dominion and No. 14 Buffalo. But the Orange host a sub-.500 Arkansas State (5-6) team on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome in SU’s second-to-last nonconference game. The Red Wolves are coming off back-to-back wins and are led by star guard Ty Cockfield II.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen Saturday.Billy Heyen (9-2)Crying wolfSyracuse 80, Arkansas State 55Syracuse really shouldn’t have any trouble with Arkansas State, and sure, it’ll be fun to see Cockfield II try to light the Orange zone up by himself. But what I’m most interested to see Saturday is whether SU looks to assert itself after back-to-back home losses. Do the Orange play both halves? Does the offense show life? To me, anything less than Syracuse running Arkansas State off the floor is a disappointing result for SU.Charlie DiSturco (8-3)Hungry like a wolfSyracuse 81, Arkansas State 49AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis is a much-needed game for Syracuse, losers of two straight. The Orange can focus on getting back to the basics against a very weak Arkansas State team. This is a team ranking 250th in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency and an even worse 279th in adjusted defensive efficiency, per Kenpom.com. Plus, it’s inside the Carrier Dome. To me, this is the game where SU needs to come out and obliterate Arkansas State, and regrasp momentum as nonconference play nears its end. Yes, the offense has struggled and SU has not looked good since the Ohio State game, but this game is the equivalent to Syracuse’s early-season bouts against Eastern Washington or Morehead State.Matthew Gutierrez (7-4)The Natural StateSyracuse 70, Arkansas State 60Agree with Billy. Just not sure Syracuse steamrolls Arkansas State, because a few games this year have proven SU doesn’t have much offensive strength. Former Louisville assistant Mike Balado and his Red Wolves hung with a solid Minnesota team earlier this year, so their ability to make this a game — at least for 25 or 30 minutes — isn’t out of the question. Syracuse will nonetheless pick up the victory at home. Happy Holidays, everybody. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 21, 2018 at 11:44 amlast_img read more