Foreign cruise ships in the period from January to September 2018 increased the number of voyages by 2,6% compared to the same period in 2017, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In the mentioned period of 2018, the number of passengers on timber boats increased by 10,0%, while the total number of days of stay decreased by 4,5% compared to the same period in 2017.A total of 554 cruises of foreign ships were realizedIn the period from January to September 2018, 64 foreign cruise ships entered Croatian seaports, with 554 cruises. There were 834 thousand passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for 1 days.The largest number of voyages was made by ships flying the flags of the Bahamas (144 voyages) and Malta (128 voyages), while the largest number of passengers arrived by ships flying the flags of Panama (234 thousand passengers) and the Bahamas (175 thousand passengers).Source / Photo: CBSOut of a total of 554 cruises, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (55,8%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (24,7%), which is a total of 80,5%. The remaining 19,5% of trips were made to the following counties: Zadar (6,3%), Istria (5,8%), Šibenik-Knin (5,2%) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar (2,2%).The most visited seaports are Dubrovnik, Split and ZadarThe port of Dubrovnik (417 visits) had the most visits of foreign cruise ships, followed by the ports of Split (198 visits) and Zadar (100 visits).
“Tourism is a key economic activity in Europe. Short-term rental accommodation offers suitable solutions for tourists and new sources of income for people. At the same time, there are concerns about the impact on local communities. ”said Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market. Source: SkiftPhoto: Pixabay Two lobby groups for the sector – EU Travel Tech and the European Family Tourism Association – welcomed the move and expressed hope that data sharing would contribute to more comprehensive tourism statistics across Europe, provide public authorities with a better understanding of economic co-operation and support evidence-based policies. When the first series of data becomes available this year, it will be better understood where the market is. The data will include the number of nights booked and the number of guests. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said the agreement would protect the privacy of both guests and hosts. Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor have signed an agreement on data exchange with the European Union, reports Shift. The agreement means that reliable information on the short-term rental market will be published through the statistical office Eurostat. This is the first time that short-term rental competitors are coming together to share global market data. Airbnb and other platforms have waged a leading battle across Europe over the accelerated expansion of urban rents. Cities like Amsterdam and Barcelona have imposed restrictions, and many have expressed concern about the impact on house prices.
Share 30 Views no discussions Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Vitamin C ‘gives chemo a boost’ by: – February 10, 2014 Vitamin C has long been used as an alternative cancer therapy but evidence is mixedHigh-dose vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy in the lab and mice, research suggests.Given by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, say US scientists.Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they call for large-scale government clinical trials.Pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to run trials, as vitamins cannot be patented.Vitamin C has long been used as an alternative therapy for cancer.In the 1970s, chemist Linus Pauling reported that vitamin C given intravenously was effective in treating cancer.However, clinical trials of vitamin C given by mouth failed to replicate the effect, and research was abandoned.It is now known that the human body quickly excretes vitamin C when it is taken by mouth.However, scientists at the University of Kansas say that when given by injection vitamin C is absorbed into the body, and can kill cancer cells without harming normal ones.The researchers injected vitamin C into human ovarian cancer cells in the lab, into mice, and into patients with advanced ovarian cancer.They found ovarian cancer cells were sensitive to vitamin C treatment, but normal cells were unharmed.The treatment worked in tandem with standard chemotherapy drugs to slow tumour growth in mouse studies. Meanwhile, a small group of patients reported fewer side-effects when given vitamin C alongside chemotherapy.No patent potentialCo-researcher Dr Jeanne Drisko said there was growing interest in the use of vitamin C by oncologists.“Patients are looking for safe and low-cost choices in their management of cancer,” she told BBC News. “Intravenous vitamin C has that potential based on our basic science research and early clinical data.”One potential hurdle is that pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to fund trials of intravenous vitamin C because there is no ability to patent natural products.“Because vitamin C has no patent potential, its development will not be supported by pharmaceutical companies,” said lead researcher Qi Chen.“We believe that the time has arrived for research agencies to vigorously support thoughtful and meticulous clinical trials with intravenous vitamin C.”Dr Kat Arney, science communications manager for Cancer Research UK, said there was a long history of research into vitamin C for treating cancer.“It’s difficult to tell with such a small trial – just 22 patients – whether high-dose vitamin C injections had any effect on survival, but it’s interesting that it seemed to reduce the side-effects of chemotherapy,” she said.“Any potential treatment for cancer needs to be thoroughly evaluated in large clinical trials to make sure it’s safe and effective, so further studies are needed before we know for sure what benefits high dose vitamin C may have for patients.”By Helen BriggsBBC News Share Sharing is caring!
As we reach the “dog days of summer”, you might wonder what is going on at most D1 schools during this time of the year. Most schools will be doing the following 6 things. First of all, many of the athletes in football and basketball will be taking summer school classes to catch up to the regular college student. Some of these athletes will also be trying to get themselves eligible to play the coming season.All of them will be doing individual work on their weaknesses. Very few athletes are so good that they don’t have any weaknesses. While working out, they also are trying to get bigger, stronger, quicker, and more explosive. There is a lot of controversy among the medical field that some of these workouts lead to the increase in injuries that are so prevalent in athletics today.The final two things they are doing are working with the freshman class, which will be eligible this coming season. In fact, with early graduation, some of these athletes already have a semester of classes behind them. The final phase of summer training is recovering from injuries that they suffered during the past year. In just a few weeks the new college season will be in progress.
Gazzetta dello Sport reports July 10 could be the cut-off point for such an outcome, after which point the algorithm would be used as a last resort. read also:Berlusconi eyeing Serie A return after Monza promotion It is worth noting these guidelines also apply to Serie B, although the timeframe for playoffs and playouts would be shorter before the algorithm kicks in. As it stands, the Coppa Italia resumes at the semi-final second-leg stage on Friday before Serie A starts up again on June 20. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 An overwhelming majority of top-flight sides were against the idea of a mathematical formula determining the Scudetto winners and relegations. Despite that, the FIGC approved the plans at its Federal Council earlier this afternoon, 18 votes to three. Therefore, Serie A will be decided by playoffs and playouts if coronavirus forces another stoppage.Advertisement Serie A will be decided by playoffs and playouts or an algorithm if the season stops again, it has been confirmed. Loading…
East Central Lady Trojan Volleyball standout Mackenzie Ewing will be playing College Volleyball at Indiana University Kokomo majoring in Psychology. She is the daughter of Robert and Stephanie Ewing.
RelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Jose Mourinho suffered a 2-1 defeat on his return to face Manchester United as Tottenham boss on Wednesday, thanks to two goals from Marcus Rashford.The Portuguese boss was back at Old Trafford as a manager for the first time since he was sacked by United a little under a year ago.His Spurs side were behind inside six minutes when Rashford’s powerful effort beat goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga at his near post.But despite the home side’s dominance, Tottenham were level on 39 minutes, thanks to a majestic finish by Dele Alli. The England international dragged the ball round Fred following a melee in the box before poking it past David de Gea.The two sides went into half-time level but Rashford made no mistake from the spot 10 minutes into the second half when presented with the opportunity, having been fouled by Moussa Sissoko.United overtake Tottenham and move into sixth place with the victory.Tags: Jose MourinhoTottenham Hotspur
The news will come as a relief to Poyet, who admitted the Potters’ efforts to prise the former Middlesbrough and Wigan midfielder from his grasp had taken him by surprise. The Uruguayan said: “We had an offer yesterday which was very simple to say no. “There were rumours during the week, but somebody needed to make an offer. They made an offer and it was not good, see you later. “Nothing happened during the day, so I thought, ‘They are not coming back’ and if they came back, it had to be really big. And they came back.” The Cattermole saga unfolded as Liam Bridcutt completed his £2.5million move from Brighton to the Stadium of Light, and Poyet will now expect the pair to compete for the holding role in his midfield. He said: “I was looking forward to having him and Liam Bridcutt sharing that position and fighting for a place. We need leaders on the pitch in that central position.” Cattermole was unlikely to be available for Saturday’s derby trip to Newcastle anyway because of a calf injury, and that could mean a debut for the newcomer at St James’ Park. Manager Gus Poyet revealed on Friday afternoon that the Potters had given the Black Cats something to think about by increasing their initial offer for the 25-year-old midfielder. However, Press Association Sport understands the deal has now fallen through, despite claims a fee had been agreed between the two clubs. Lee Cattermole is expected to remain a Sunderland player after a proposed deadline day move to Stoke fell through. Press Association
Authorities in West Palm Beach are currently searching for an 11-year-old boy who reportedly ran away from home.Donte Cruz was last seen at his home on Caribbean BoulevardHe is described as 5-foot-3 and 130 lbs.Authorities are asking the public to call 911 if they see him.
Hillerich & Bradsby Co. says it has continued to cover all health care benefits for its 171 furloughed workers. The remaining 10% of employees have taken 25 percent pay cuts.The wood bat factory closed on March 19, three days after the Louisville Slugger Museum shut. The 120-foot bat outside its headquarters now a banner across the barrel reading “Flatten the Curve.”The 165-year-old company produces about 2 million wood Louisville Slugger bats a year at its downtown Louisville plant, with around 50,000 going to Major League Baseball.H&B CEO John Hillerich IV told The Louisville Courier Journal that if the company doesn’t soon crank up its Pennsylvania mill — and MLB has no timetable to start its season — then some of the set to become bats might spoil.___ No games have been played in the Premier League for six weeks and the competition is not likely to resume until at least June due to the national lockdown and social distancing.Arsenal says the reduction in annual earnings by the players and coaches will take effect next month.The club says in a statement that “if we meet specific targets in the seasons ahead, primarily linked to success on the pitch, the club will repay agreed amounts. We will be able to make those repayments as hitting these targets, which the players can directly influence, will mean our financial position will be stronger.”Arsenal has 10 games remaining and is eight points from fourth place with a game in hand on Chelsea as it chases Champions League qualification.___ ___The Spanish government says it has reached a deal with the country’s soccer league and federation for teams to return to practice.The government has not provided a timetable or given any other detail about when practice would resume. It says it will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic and on decisions by health authorities.The government says strict protocols will have to be followed when teams begin training again. The Spanish league and the federation have created health protocols for the return to training.The league says the competition is not expected to resume until the end of May at the earliest and games will be in empty stadiums at first. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Green Bay Packers have distributed the first round of Milwaukee grants to 16 nonprofit organizations as part of the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. The T20 World Cup is scheduled for Oct. 18-Nov. 15 in Australia. It is cricket’s biggest global tournament this year and hasn’t yet been called off.ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney says the organization is continuing to “take advice from experts and authorities” about the T20 tournament.Sawhney says there is a need to “share knowledge and … build a deep understanding of what it will take to resume international cricket.”___The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also taking the voluntary 10% pay cuts are women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, men’s lacrosse coach John Desko, and women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud announced the austerity moves in a letter Monday morning to students and faculty. He said the university has been hit with more than $35 million in unplanned expenses and unrealized revenue.All new capital projects also have been placed on hold, except for the renovation of the Carrier Dome. The $118 million project includes a new permanent roof for the home of the school’s football, basketball, and lacrosse teams.___Regional government officials in Germany have discussed sports and the coronavirus pandemic on a conference call and say soccer could resume in mid-May. New York and New Jersey residents Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf announced Monday that the bulk of the money has been earmarked to support health care workers, the elderly, food banks, social service organizations and Jewish philanthropic causes in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Israel.Among the organizations receiving help are United Way Worldwide, the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, RWJBarnabas Health, Jewish Federations of North America, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest Heartland, Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus and Vikings.1rmg.com.“We are focused on trying to provide as many resources as possible to meet their needs and assist some of the most vulnerable populations during this unprecedented time,” Vikings owner/chairman Zygi Wilf said.The family made an initial donation of $500,000 last month.United Way Worldwide is one of six national charitable organizations recommended by the NFL as part of its Draft-A-Thon fundraising campaign tied to this week’s NFL draft. The Latest: Packers distribute 1st round of Milwaukee grants Dalton, who has one year left on his contract with Cincinnati, told medical professionals in a video that “it’s a true honor for us to help support you all in this fight” by contributing to the University of Cincinnati Health Crisis Response Fund.Dr. Richard P. Lofgren, the president and CEO of UC Health, said the Daltons’ support “lets these health care heroes know that the community is behind them.”— Joe Kay reporting in Cincinnati___The company that makes Louisville Slugger wood baseball bats has closed its factory, furloughed 90 percent of its employees and shut its popular museum. The NFL and the Players Coalition are donating more than $3 million to seven areas significantly affected by the new coronavirus.As part of the league’s Inspire Change program, a donation of $3.05 million will be sent to health systems, individual hospitals, and nonprofit organizations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, and impacted regions of Florida and Louisiana.“We know that during this difficult time, our minority and low-income communities are struggling disproportionately with the impact of COVID-19,” said Players Coalition co-founder and former NFL star Anquan Boldin. “Communities in Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and more are getting hit hard right now, and we want to do our part in ensuring these areas have even the basic needs. We are glad we can partner with the NFL to support the organizations who are on the ground providing for these families.”___Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim and football coach Dino Babers are taking voluntary pay cuts to help the university cope with the drain of financial resources due to the new coronavirus pandemic. A summary published by the city of Bremen says “continuing play in the soccer Bundesliga … is considered justifiable from the middle or end of May as per the current state of discussions.”Bremen senator Anja Stahmann chaired the call. She says resumption would require “the strictest hygienic and medical conditions.”The last top-level soccer game in Germany was played on March 11 but clubs have been pushing to resume the season in empty stadiums.Clubs are facing financial shortfalls without revenue from broadcast deals and sponsors.___ Government officials and the presidents of the league and the federation met for nearly eight hours this weekend.The government says the league and the federation have agreed to use part of the money from soccer television rights to help other sports in Spain. It says they will also create a contingency fund of 10 million euros ($10.8 million) to aid more vulnerable athletes.___Contingency planning for the men’s Twenty20 World Cup will be among the topics for discussion when the heads of the top cricketing nations hold a specially convened meeting this week about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport.The chief executives of the International Cricket Council’s 12 full members and three associate representatives also will discuss the rescheduling of series, the program of future tours and the key factors behind the resumption of international cricket on Thursday’s conference call. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is a chance for large public gatherings later in the summer, which could lead to games at Yankee Stadium and the Mets’ Citi Field.De Blasio announced Monday that parades and city-permitted events had been canceled through June because of the novel coronavirus but said progress in fighting the pandemic will determine what is allowed after that.“For all of us sports fans, we’re asking this question, can our leagues come back in 2020, at all? I think this is an area where we don’t know yet,” he said during a news conference. “I’m taking what I think is a cautious, steady approach to how we reopen New York City. And we have to always plan on the worst-case scenarios. We have to protect ourselves. But there’s also better-case scenarios that could come along and could get proven that might open up possibilities for later on, late in the summer, going into the fall. There may be opportunities.”___The family that owns the Minnesota Vikings has increased its donations to COVID-19-related causes to more than $5 million. ___Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been using some of his spare time in lockdown to teach British kids how to speak Spanish.The Argentina international has been signed up by the BBC as part of its home-schooling initiative while educational establishments are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.Aguero is teaching kids how to count in Spanish. His lessons became available on a day kids in Britain would have usually returned to school after the Easter holidays.Aguero says “it’s a tough time for children at the moment, and also for parents trying to keep them focused on their education from home.” ___The Professional Fighters League has canceled its upcoming season because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to resume in spring 2021.The mixed martial arts promotion was expected to begin competition in May. The competition format includes a regular season, a postseason and a championship event, making it unique in MMA. Last year, the promotion staged six regular-season events, three playoff events and a championship event on New Year’s Eve.CEO Peter Murray says the PFL will pay its fighters a monthly cash stipend to help support them and their families throughout 2020.The 2021 season will be distributed on ESPN platforms in the U.S. and to 160 countries by the league’s international media partners. The PFL said it will produce new programming across ESPN and PFL platforms for the rest of this year. April 20, 2020 Packers officials say $500,000 in grant money has been established for organizations supporting Milwaukee County residents dealing with the effects of the pandemic. Future grants through the fund will be announced later.The grants given so far are designed to address hunger concerns, human services, health and wellness plus assistance to domestic violence victims and help for the elderly and the homeless.The Packers relief fund is providing $1.5 million overall, and $1 million is being directed to Brown County organizations through the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. A portion of those funds already has been distributed to 10 Brown County nonprofit groups for food and hygiene concerns, housing assistance, transportation, medication and other basic needs.___Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife, J.J., have donated $150,000 to a local fund providing personal protective equipment for health care workers along with lab supplies to expand testing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Fritz Keller writes in Kicker magazine “we guarantee that resuming play … will not cause a burden for the healthcare system.”He adds that “there will be no use by sportspeople of testing capacity which would be missed elsewhere.”No top league games have been played since March 11.The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players. That push is partly driven by fears that several clubs face financial collapse without TV and sponsorship money.German state and local officials could potentially veto games in their areas. Keller says unified rules for soccer around the country would help clubs “quickly and without bureaucracy.” Purdue says the father of freshman men’s basketball player Brandon Newman has died of complications from the coronavirus.Chicago police say 59-year-old Officer Ronald Newman died early Friday. He was a decorated officer, with 137 awards in his 19 years on the force. Newman spent the bulk of his career in the department’s 4th District on the city’s South Side.In a statement, Purdue said athletic department officials were “deeply saddened” by the death and have reached out to the Newman family.___Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, his coaches and players have agreed to a 12.5% pay cut for the next year to help the club deal with the financial impact of the coronavirus. Aguero hasn’t played a competitive match since March 8 because soccer is shut down in England and across most of the world during the outbreak.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6