Conference: Can Croatian Tourism 365?

first_imgConference Can Croatian Tourism 365? will be held on October 4.10.2017, XNUMX. in Zagreb, at the Sheraton Hotel. Leaders of Croatian tourism and numerous domestic and foreign experts will identify potentials, opportunities, positive practices and solutions for the development of year-round tourism in CroatiaPoliticians, tourism workers and everyone involved in tourism have been saying for years that the tourist season needs to be extended. Experiences and tourism results of neighboring countries show that tourism 365 days a year is something we should strive for. But is this really possible in Croatia as well, or are these dreams we want to believe in?Conference Croatian Tourism 365 brings eminent tourism experts from the wider region and representatives of the most important tourism institutions in Croatia in order to clearly define the path to launching Croatian tourism that lasts 365 days a year. They will try to establish the potentials and misconceptions about year-round tourism in Croatia and answer the question of whether we are ready for 12-month tourism. The conference will also give suggestions on how to be different and extend the season, and what the state really needs to do, what the local self-government, and what the tourism private sector should do in order to achieve that. Experts from Croatia, Slovenia, Austria and Hungary will share their successful experiences, as well as their suggestions and guidelines for the further development of Croatian tourism. The conference will offer new knowledge and ideas to small and medium-sized entities and motivation for large tourism entities.”The aim of this conference is primarily to identify potentials, opportunities, positive practices and solutions for the development of year-round tourism in Croatia, which will certainly help the experiences and practices of neighboring countries. With this conference we want to present solutions and activities to ensure the required quality and innovation that we need to achieve tourism that lasts all year round. Today’s tourists are again travelers looking for new authentic experiences, not mass tourists looking for a unified offer in any part of the world, and Croatia can certainly offer that, all 12 months of the year.”Said Ivana Kolar, director of Julius Rose and conference organizer, long-time director of Terme Tuhelj.The conference is intended for: directors and presidents of large tourism companies, entrepreneurs and craftsmen involved in the tourism process and income, representatives of tourism and business institutions, representatives of tourist boards, professional and other associations, and all persons and entities that are or could be, involved in Croatian tourism, and who want to have direct impact on the development of year-round tourism in Croatia.On the page www.turizam365.com all information about the conference and registration can be found, and there is also the possibility of active participation in the conference. You can also see the invitation to include your suggestions and ideas and information on planned and implemented projects to improve year-round tourism in Croatia. The most interesting proposals will be presented at the conference itself.HrTurizaam.hr is a proud partner and media sponsor of the conference: Can Croatian Tourism 365?last_img read more

Golden opportunity to buy Olympian Susie O’Neill’s long-term family home

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Olympic swimmer Susie O’Neill with selling agent Christine Rudolph outside 401 Brisbane Corso.Designed by Harry Poulos Architects, the five-bedroom family home on an 875 sqm block has endured the passing of time well. A new-build when Susie bought it for $1.3 million, its modular exterior and open-plan layout were so avant-garde that 20 years on it fails to look dated. While the house has undergone some modifications over the years — a lick of paint, an updated room here and there — Susie said its footprint had remained the same. The house has an amazing view of Brisbane River. Yet coming to own the house in 2001 was somewhat accidental, according to Susie, after the pair stumbled upon it in a renovation write-up in The Courier Mail. “We thought, wow, look at that amazing home, but didn’t think more of it. Then we saw it again, I think it was a few weeks later, in the listings section; it was for sale,” she said. “We were house-hunting at the time but we weren’t really looking in Yeronga, until we saw that house.” This home will have you climbing the wallscenter_img The most viewed homes in Queensland this year “The layout of the house is quite open-plan, which at the time, I guess, was quite modern,” Susie said. “We thought it was space age,” she laughed. One feature of the property that has been a more recent addition is the pool with a Fast lane swim machine. One of only two in the country, you swim against a current to notch up distance while staying on the spot. The house has had minor renovations done to it since it was built in 2001.There is also a wide covered entertaining deck with a built-in barbecue and seating, and mature landscaped gardens that lead to a powered pontoon on the water.Yet, for Susie and the family, the home’s most remarkable feature is the view. The swimming pool has a Fast lane swim machine installed and is only one of two in Australia.“The house has the most amazing view of the river, which you see as soon as you walk through the front door.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoShe fondly recalls times of when her children were young and she would rise early in the mornings, wrap a duvet around herself and, with a cup of coffee in hand, sit and watch the rowers go by. The decor is soothing and minimalist.It’s times such as these that have made walking away from the property so hard — for Susie at least. “I don’t think my husband is too concerned,” she laughed. “I think I get way more emotionally attached to things.“It was the first house we bought together and it is where we raised our two children. One of my favourite memories is of them running around under the sprinklers in the back yard, before we had the pool. So, yeah, it’s hard to let go.” Brisbane Corso is one of Brisbane’s most elite enclaves.The elite road of Brisbane Corso is one of the most coveted in the city for its views and privacy. Buyers of the property will be in good company with several athletes and sporting identities residing in the street, including the owners of champion racehorse Winx and former Olympian Mark Stockwell.While the decision to move has not been an easy one, Susie said the family’s busy schedule meant it made sense for them to be closer to the boys’ school, to cut down on commuting. The house goes under the hammer on September 12, if not sold beforehand. Susie O’Neill’s house is on the market.It’s rare for a house to come on the market in the coveted Brisbane Corso in Yeronga.It’s even more rare that it happens to be owned by a former eight-time Olympic gold medallist and darling of the Australian swimming world. And yet, here it is: 401 Brisbane Corso, home of Australia’s Madame Butterfly, Susie O’Neill. Susie O’Neill’s family home in Yeronga.The swimming champion, her husband, ophthalmologist Cliff Fairley, and their two children, Alix, 16, and William, 14, have lived in the house for almost 20 years and it has been an integral and much cherished part of their lives.More new Anna Spiro’s passion for ‘magical’ and historic Birkdale houselast_img read more

Bracket busted: 10 of top 13 women’s seeds gone at US Open

first_imgAngelique Kerber, of Germany, reacts against Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Dickie V found a totally awesome PTP’er in the U.S Open’s women’s bracket.His pick is on point — Madison Keys knows how to make a Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Only No. 3 seed and defending champion Sloane Stephens remains among the top six women.On Saturday alone, No. 6 Caroline Garcia, No. 10 Jelena Ostapenko and No. 13 Kiki Bertens were eliminated, too.The early stunners seem to clear the field for No. 17 seed — oh, and six-time champion — Serena Williams to move in on another title.“I think she’s playing really good tennis,” Keys said.Maybe the losses are a case — or curse — of the Louis Armstrong blues.Halep, Wozniacki, Kerber and Kvitova were all beaten at the new Louis Armstrong Stadium. Two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza lost there, too, in the second round.The 14th-seeded Keys has stuck around in a field smacked with upsets.Keys whiffed on an overhead, fought a case of first-set jitters and never found a groove with her backhand. She rallied after dropping the first set and the U.S. Open finalist from a year ago beat Aleksandra Krunic 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday.Keys plays Cibulkova in the quarters.“I think she’s super feisty,” Keys said. Keys lost to Stephens in the final last year and lost to her again this year in the French Open semis. But Keys has been plagued with various injuries (right wrist and ribs, notably) most of the season and slipped out of the top 10 in the rankings.Krunic beat Keys four years ago at Ashe and the Serb seemed poised to do it again when she took the first set. Keys rebounded to win 12 of the last 15 games and thanked the pro-American fans for pulling her through into the round of 16.“The biggest confidence boost for me has been being able to get myself back into those matches and knowing that in a situation like today, if I make some adjustments and stay calm, then I can usually figure things out,” Keys said.Keys’ parents are both attorneys and she picked up some jargon — from a different kind of court — when she explained how she fanned on an overhead.“In my defense,” she said, laughing, “the sun was right there. The ball went right there and I couldn’t see it. You know, it happens. At least it doesn’t happen to everyone else on national television.”She pleaded the fifth when asked how having the top seeds out of the tourney affects her and potentially makes for an easier road back to the final. Like everyone else who watched, she couldn’t ignore, though, the dominance by Williams over sister Venus Williams on Friday night. Serena equaled her most-lopsided victory against her sister with a 6-1, 6-2 rout.“I think she played really well. You obviously have to play well to beat Venus,” Keys said.The 23-year-old Keys joined Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe for an all-American semifinals at last year’s Open. Keys’ run to the French Open semifinals showed an overall development of her game. Her big-hitting style makes her more of a natural fit on hard courts and there’s no reason she couldn’t have another long stay in New York.“Coming into here, I was, like, ‘Oh, last time I was in here, I lost.’ That’s fun,” Keys said, smiling. “It’s fine. I’m not torn up about it.” MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Madison’s backhand is lethal !” Vitale tweeted Saturday from the Open . “Her physical skills r #awesomebaby.”Keys was one of the fortunate favorites in the Open, as she survived-and-advanced to the Sweet 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But much like Vitale would say in a March stuffed with busted brackets, the women’s side is loaded with upset specials.Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber was eliminated, leaving none of this year’s Grand Slam winners left in the U.S. Open. And No. 5 Petra Kvitova lost later, meaning only three of the top 13 women’s seeds remain in the field. And it’s still just Week 1 in Flushing Meadows. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments It’s similar to the way things went at the last major tournament: For the first time in Wimbledon history, none of the top five women’s seeds reached the round of 16. And only one of the top 10 made it to the second week there.On Saturday in New York, No. 29 seed Dominika Cibulkova rallied Saturday to beat the fourth-seeded Kerber 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. No. 26 Aryna Sabalenka beat Kvitova 7-5, 6-1 at night.“I was not able actually to play my best tennis in the important moment,” Kerber said.Join the club.Top-ranked Simona Halep, the French Open champion, was eliminated in the first round. Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, the No. 2 seed, fell in the second.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Weather woes hit college football, stadiums cleared Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more