The Institute of Tourism organizes a panel discussion “The impact of tourism on the Croatian economy”

first_imgThe Institute for Tourism and the Napredak Cultural Center are organizing a discussion on tourism on the topic “The impact of tourism on the Croatian economy”The discussions are intended for the general professional public, the media and anyone who wants to learn more about the impact of tourism on the economy. All guests will be able to participate in the Discussions by asking questions to the participants of the round table and an open constructive discussion.After the introductory speech of Dr. sc. Ivan Kožić, research associate at the Institute for Tourism, will be followed by a round table with the following participants: Dr. sc. Maroje Lang, Chief Advisor in the Research Department of the Croatian National Bank, Assoc. prof. dr. sc. Oliver Kesar, Professor at the Department of Tourism, Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Dr. sc. Marina Tkalec, research associate at the Institute of Economics and Dr. sc. Neven Ivandić, senior research associate at the Institute of Tourism. The discussions will be led by Đuro Tomljenović.Participants will discuss the following topics:Measuring the impact of tourism on gross domestic product / (How is the share of tourism in GDP calculated correctly?)The size of tourism in the gross domestic product of Croatia / (Are the media interpretations of the share of tourism in Croatian GDP correct?)The impact of tourism on employment in Croatia / (What has the development of tourism brought to the Croatian labor market?)Opportunity cost of tourismcockdevelopment / (Would the Croatian economy be more successful without tourism?)The hearings will be held in the premises of the Napredak Cultural Center in Zagreb, Bogovićeva 1 (1st floor), on Friday, April 20, 2018, starting at 14.00 p.m. The estimated duration of the hearings is from 14.00 to 16.00, followed by informal gatherings with coffee and cakes. The Institute for Tourism invites all interested parties to confirm their arrival by e-mail: bozica.tosic@iztzg.hr.Join voice thinking and constructive and argumentative discussion, because only in this way can we grow and develop as individuals and as a society.RELATED NEWS:  DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE SURVEY ATTITUDES AND TOURIST CONSUMPTION IN CROATIA – TOMAS SUMMER 2017</p>
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Peter Olayinka: Gave Camp Nou Something to Ponder

first_imgIndeed his performance did not go unnoticed by his compatriot, Asisat Oshoola who plays for Barcelona femini.Super Falcons striker praised the spirited performance of Olayinka after his Czech side, Slavia Prague left Camp Nou with a point following a goalless draw against the Spanish champions in the Champions League on Tuesday.The Super Eagles forward, who played the entire duration of the game, was a handful for the Blaugrana defenders as his physical presence made life difficult for the likes of Pique, Clement Lenglet, Nelson Semedo, and Jordi Alba on the night.The 23-year-old covered a distance of 11.31 kilometres and that was only bettered by two Barcelona players, Frenkie de Jong (12.11km) and Vidal (11.57km).Oshoola took to her official Twitter handle to commend the energetic display of the former KAA Gent of Belgium player.“@AsisatOshoala: Peter no Dey tire #BARSLP”, her tweet reads.In an earlier group match against Inter Milan at the iconic San Siro Stadium, Slavia Prague were on the verge of beating the host after Olayinka deservedly put the underdogs in front in the 63rd minute of their UEFA Champions League opening match in September but a 92nd minute equaliser from Nicolo Barella ensured that the Italians shared the spoils.The goal, a first for Olayinka in the European elite football championship, came at a venue which holds a lot of memories for the Nigerian.“San Siro is one of the most popular stadiums. I used to select the stadium when I used to play video games growing up,” he said on Instagram.Olayinka admits he was nervous at first, but the feeling of scoring at such an iconic stadium was overwhelming.“When I got to the stadium, I was very nervous, even before the game. I was thinking of the stadium, and after scoring I didn’t know how to celebrate it. The feeling was overwhelming, but it was absolutely fantastic.”His goal against Inter Milan made him become the first Nigerian to score on his Champions League debut since Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s hat-trick for Maccabi Haifa against Olympiakos in September 2002.The 23-year-old made his debut for Nigeria against Brazil in an international friendly last month following eye-catching performances for his club in the league and in Europe.However, ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifying showdown against the Squirrels of Benin and Likuena of Lesotho, the Prague striker was not included in Gernot Rohr’s final 23-man list, hence, had to settle for a spot on the standby list.Olayinka says he had a rough beginning as a young aspiring footballer, saying he had little parental support as his father didn’t think a career in football was possible. “At first my dad didn’t support me,” he told Brilla FM.According to him, things were tough to the extent that he could barely get food to eat before going for practice. He said, “I was on the streets for a very long time, things weren’t easy. I suffered mostly growing up; things were difficult. I would drink garri and kuli-kuli or go on an empty stomach after practice. But I kept my focus and would pray for a breakthrough.“Later he noticed I could make a living from it and he became my number one fan. He bought me playing kits and my boots.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Call it a pound of flesh and you may not be far from the truth. Peter Olayinka may not have scored in Slavia Prague visit to Nou Camp on Tuesday to avenge for his deflected goal that gave Barcelona victory in the first leg, his performance gave Nou Camp faithful a lot to ponder  Peter Olayinka scored an own goal as Slavia Prague fell to a 2-1 loss against Barcelona three weeks ago in the UEFA Champions League game as he deflected a Luis Suarez shot with his chest in the 57th minute to put Barcelona ahead again after Jan Boril cancelled out Lionel Messi’s opener.In the return leg at Nou Camp on Tuesday night, Olayinka may not have scored but he was a thorn in the flesh of Barcelona and forced their defender, Gerrard Pique to foul him and was booked which would make the defender to miss the Barca next game against Borussia Dortmund.last_img read more

You said it: Favre’s a ______ (noun)

first_imgThis past weekend, sandwiched around men’s hockey winning its national championship, Phil Mickelson not blowing a Master’s title (while Tiger Woods did) and the Brewers losing their first game of the year, Brett Favre made his way into the headlines yet again, calling for a press conference basically to say that he hasn’t made a decision.Now, I realize Brett Favre is quite the touchy topic in the land of milk and Honeyweiss, so I’ll have to tread carefully while I tackle the subject of Favre, Wisconsin’s adopted son of football, and No. 1 write-in ballot winner of any state election.So, speaking of write-ins, that is exactly what this will be. Write your own column on the future for Favre:Brett Favre is such a ________ (noun). Do you know what kind of ________ (noun) it takes to call a 7:30 a.m. press conference in ________ (Tunica, or description of your choice), Miss., to discuss your future, ensuring every major media outlet would be there, and then just basically say that you haven’t decided yet? It’s pretty ________ (adjective), keeping his Packer nation ________ (verb).This whole Favre situation has me ________ (verb). If Brett comes back, the Pack could compete for ________ (your choice).If I had things my way, Favre would be sporting ________ (clothes, color, etc.) and ________ (clothes, color, etc.) on opening day, Sunday, Sept. 10, throwing ________ (noun plural) for the ________ (team, person, etc.), just the way it was meant to be. Surely, Dan Marino’s all-time TD record of 420 would be _______ (adjective, verb), while Aaron Rodgers’ record of consecutive games started on the bench by a first-round pick would ________ (adjective, verb).The problem is ________ (adverb) Favre loves ________ (noun) too much. How could he ________ (verb), when he still has so _______ (quantifier) left in the ________ (noun)? Sure, Favre had a down season, but half of those interceptions were just as much the fault of ________ (perpetrator). It also didn’t help that half of Green Bay’s starting lineup was ________ (your choice) last season, or that the Chicago Bears had the best ________ (your choice) in the division.The sad fact is that Favre will probably ________ (verb), and go spend more time with his ________ (noun plural).Regardless though, Favre’s legacy will live on, and to me he will always be ________________ (your choice expression… Make it good!).Just for the record, here’s how mine would look.Brett Favre is such a meanie. Do you know what kind of gumption it takes to call a 7:30 a.m. press conference in middle of nowhere (Tunica?), Miss., to discuss your future, ensuring every major media outlet would be there, and then just basically say that you haven’t decided yet? It’s nice though, keeping his Packer nation well informed.This whole Favre situation has me bored to tears. If Brett comes back, the Pack could compete for third place in the North. Woohoo.If I had things my way, Favre would be sporting PJs and a beer belly on opening day, Sunday, Sept. 10, throwing half-eaten bean burritos at the TV for the constant close-ups of Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson, just the way it was meant to be.Surely, Dan Marino’s all-time TD record of 420 would be as untouchable as the 56-game hitting streak of baseball while Aaron Rodgers’ record of consecutive games started on the bench by a first-round pick would continue, after JT O’Sullivan beats him out in camp.The problem is Favre loves throwing the ball up for grabs too much. How could he throw touchdowns, when he still has so many defenders left in the buff, they are so wide open?Sure, Favre had a down season, but it wasn’t all his fault, as half of those interceptions were just as much the fault of opposing defensive linemen double-daring him to throw with his eyes closed. It also didn’t help that half of Green Bay’s starting lineup was a J.V. unit last season, or that the Chicago Bears had the best quarterback and defense in the division.The sad fact for Packer fans is that Favre will probably run for governor — in Missisippi, and go spend more time with his Dungeons and Dragons buddies at 7-11.Regardless though, Favre’s legacy will live on, and to me he will always be the guy who backed up Chris Miller and Billie Joe Tolliver in Atlanta.Dave McGrath is a senior majoring in English and journalism. Please send your filled out column to dmcgrath@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Cockroaches may soon be unstoppable—thanks to fastevolving insecticide resistance

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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Email By Kelly MayesJun. 28, 2019 , 11:55 AM The day that squeamish humans—and exterminators—have long feared may have come at last: Cockroaches are becoming invincible. Or at least German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are, according to a new study. Researchers have found that these creatures, which have long been a prevalent urban pest, are becoming increasingly resistant to almost every kind of chemical insecticide.Not all insecticides are created equal. Some degrade the nervous system, whereas others attack the exoskeleton; they also have to be left out for varying amounts of time. But many insects, including cockroaches, have evolved resistance to at least one of the most commonly-used insecticides. And because cockroaches live only for about 100 days, that resistance can evolve quickly, with genes from the most resistant cockroaches being passed to the next generation.To test resistance in German cockroaches, researchers treated three different colonies in multiple apartment buildings in Indiana and Illinois over the course of 6 months. The populations were tested for their level of resistance to three different insecticides: abamectin, boric acid, and thiamethoxam. One treatment used all three pesticides, one after another, for 3 months before repeating the cycle. In another treatment, researchers used a mixture of insecticides over the full 6 months. A final treatment scenario used just one chemical that the selected roach population had a low resistance to for the entire time. Regardless of the different treatments, the size of most of the cockroach populations didn’t drop over time, the researchers wrote last month in Scientific Reports. That was true even when the researchers used multiple insecticides at once—a standard practice among exterminators. That suggests cockroaches are quickly evolving resistance to all three of the chemicals that were tested. On the upside, the researchers found that one kind of treatment—abamectin gel bait—could wipe out a portion of the colony—if the roaches had a low-level resistance.Just how the cockroaches are evolving is unclear without further genetic testing. But if the findings hold, this widespread resistance could make it impossible to treat cockroach infestations with chemical insecticides alone. Instead, the researchers say, people will have to use what’s known as “integrated pest management,” which involves setting traps, cleaning debris off surfaces, and even vacuuming up the tiny suckers, in addition to chemical treatments. Talk about a nightmare—at least for the roaches.last_img read more