Manchester City vs Liverpool ‘almost decides the season’, says Richard Dunne | Football News

first_imgFormer Manchester City captain Richard Dunne says Sunday’s match against Liverpool is “massive” and expects it to have a significant impact on the Premier League title race.Defending champions and current league leaders Liverpool travel to the Etihad, live on Sky Sports Premier League, already holding a five-point advantage over City.- Advertisement – Kick off 4:30pm “It’s going to be very competitive. I think for City, and for Liverpool as well, they’ll understand how big it is. They’ll understand that everything up to now has sort of been a warm-up for this game.“It’s not just the result of one game this weekend, this could turn the championship and this could give you the belief to go on a run and try a build a lead, or for City to catch up with Liverpool.“The players are going to be really up for it and looking forward to it. It’s got the makings of a great game.”- Advertisement – “City go into it after beating Liverpool 4-0 last year but they’ll know that wasn’t the real Liverpool side, they’d already wrapped up the league by then.- Advertisement – 1:32 “I’ve been very impressed with Torres playing centre-forward,” he added.“They signed him to play on the wing but through circumstances he’s ended up in a central position. The way he’s been playing has been really positive for the team.“He’s been stretching defences in behind and giving them different options. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Torres who started.“To have Aguero back would be brilliant and Jesus came back with that goal. Even if you have them two in reserve to come on at some stage in the game, it’s a real threat for Liverpool.“I just think the fitness and the rhythm of Torres, points to him starting this weekend.” When asked if he expected his former club to win on Sunday, Dunne added: “City need to win. They’re a few points behind Liverpool and I fancy them at the weekend. Manchester City celebrate after Kyle Walker puts them ahead at Sheffield UnitedImage:Man City trail Liverpool by five points in the Premier League after an inconsistent start to the season, but have a game in hand Sunday 8th November 4:00pm Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he was delighted with his side’s performance in Tuesday’s win over Olympiakos Pep Guardiola's side had 16 attempts in the win over Olympiakos Pep Guardiola’s side are currently 10th in the table after an inconsistent start to the campaign but Dunne believes his former club will have the belief they can push on and regain the title if they win this weekend.“It’s huge. This game almost decides the season. The two teams haven’t lost a lot of games over the last few years so they know that the importance of the three points in this one is massive,” Dunne told Sky Sports News. “I think they’re in good form, Liverpool have a couple of problems defensively and I fancy City to take advantage of that.”Doubts remain over whether City striker Sergio Aguero will recover from a thigh injury in time for the match, although Gabriel Jesus is set to be available after coming off the bench to score against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Tuesday.Makeshift centre-forward Ferran Torres opened the scoring in the 3-0 win over the Greek side, and Dunne believes the Spaniard could keep his place in the team against Liverpool. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Greg Clarke: Ellen White says FA has ‘massive opportunity’ to promote diversity with Clarke’s successor | Football News

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Trump drops ballot court challenge in Arizona, Biden lead too big

first_imgThe Arizona complaint, which was filed Saturday in Maricopa County Superior Court, alleged that numerous voters filing ballots in person on Election Day had been tricked into having their votes disqualified by the electronic tabulation machines.The Trump campaign had originally argued if the disqualified ballots were added to the vote tally, it “will prove determinative of the outcome of the election for President of the United States in Arizona and/or other contested offices in Maricopa County.”“Numerous voters were alerted by these devices to a facial irregularity in their ballot … but were induced by poll workers to override the tabulator’s rejection of the ballot in the good faith belief that their vote would be duly registered and tabulated,” the complaint alleged.“In actuality, overriding the electronic tabulator’s alert automatically disqualifies the putative ‘overvotes’ without additional review or adjudication.”This is breaking news. Check back for updates. Biden already had been projected to win the presidential race as of last Saturday.Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh told CNBC, “All parties acknowledge that in-person voters, who were likely predominately Trump voters, were disenfranchised by having their votes kicked out by the machines in Maricopa County, so for Democrats to celebrate that fact is shameful. We continue to explore President Trump’s options in Arizona.”Trump has refused to concede the race, as his campaign conducts a series of legal challenges in a half-dozen battleground states in an effort to reverse Biden’s lead. The president has falsely claimed that he won the race.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona U.S., September 14, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuterscenter_img The campaign of President Donald Trump on Friday dropped a legal challenge of a number of ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona, saying that President-elect Joe Biden’s lead in the case is to big for the disputed ballots to make a difference.In a filing Friday in county court, the campaign, which has said that numerous voters had their ballots invalidated, said that “the tabulation of votes statewide has rendered unncessary a judicial ruling as to the presidential electors.”NBC News projected Thursday evening that Biden will win the popular vote in Arizona, and hence win all of the state’s 11 votes in the Electoral College.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Giuliani Is Said to Seek $20,000 a Day Payment for Trump Legal Work

first_imgSince Mr. Giuliani took over management of the legal effort, Mr. Trump has suffered a series of defeats in court and lawyers handling some of the remaining cases have dropped out.A $20,000-a-day rate would have made Mr. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who has been Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer for several years, among the most highly compensated attorneys anywhere. Rudolph W. Giuliani, who has helped oversee a string of failed court challenges to President Trump’s defeat in the election, asked the president’s campaign to pay him $20,000 a day for his legal work, multiple people briefed on the matter said.The request stirred opposition from some of Mr. Trump’s aides and advisers, who appear to have ruled out paying that much, and it is unclear how much Mr. Giuliani will ultimately be compensated.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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The second specialist fair intended for students of catering and tourism schools in Bjelovar

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism organizes specialist fairs intended for pupils and students of catering and tourism schools and higher education institutions.After Vukovar, the second specialist fair will be held in Bjelovar, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, starting at 10:00 am in the School-Sports Hall, Poljana dr. Franje Tuđmana 4, Bjelovar. More than six hundred primary and secondary school students from Bjelovar-Bilogora County are expected in Bjelovar. Lecturer in gastronomy and gastroenology Branko Ognjenović will present the world of cuisine, and Sanjin Jovanović from Jadranka Group will present working conditions, opportunities for additional education and development in this hotel and bring the benefits of working in tourism and hospitality.The goal of specialist fairs is, through interactive lectures and workshops of leading experts and employers in the field of tourism and hospitality, to provide additional exchange of knowledge and experiences and strengthen the connection of students with experts from the same sector.Specialist fairs, with the recently announced competition “Innovative be – tourism offers you a job” and the event Days of jobs in tourism, which are held this year in Osijek, Zagreb and Split, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Labor and Pension System and the Croatian Employment Service, one is one of the measures of the Ministry of Tourism in the promotion of catering and tourism occupations and tourism as an attractive sector that provides employment opportunities.Source: MINTRelated news:PRIZE COMPETITION “BE INNOVATIVE, TOURISM OFFERS YOUR JOB”WORK DAYS IN TOURISM IN OSIJEK, ZAGREB AND SPLITlast_img read more

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Sold hotel Croatia in Baska Voda

first_imgBy the way, the owner of the company Marea Alta is Petar Ćorluka, the owner of one of the most successful companies in BiH, Violeta from Grude, which is one of the leading brands of hygiene products in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and the region. Ćorluka already owns one hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is the Colors Inn hotel located in Sarajevo. Today, at the 139th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, it was decided to accept the financially highest bid in the amount of HRK 46 million and 126 thousand, submitted by the Makarska company Marea Alta. Source / Hotel Hrvatska is located in the center of Baska Voda, has 136 accommodation units, of which 128 rooms and 8 suites. Last year, the hotel Hrvatska was not in operation, and after the renovation, the two-star hotel will be categorized with 4 stars. With a starting price of HRK 35.902.625,00, the deadline for collecting bids was October 26, 2018, and three binding bids were received: Slatina-based companies Maros nekretnine (HRK 36,5 million), Zagreb-based company Adria Coast turizam (42,4 , HRK 46,13 million) and Makarska’s Marea Alta (HRK XNUMX million) As Baška Voda certainly lacks hotel capacities, and especially higher categories, this is certainly good news for the entire Makarska Riviera. Based on the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, on 13 September 2018, the Ministry of State Property published a repeated Public Invitation for the purchase of the Hotel Hrvatska in Baška Voda, as no bids were received in the first round. last_img read more

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Strengthening the national brand, encouraging pre- and post-season traffic and higher tourist spending – the focus of the CNTB in 2020

first_imgThe 57th session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian National Tourist Board was held today at the Ministry of Tourism, where the members of the Council were presented with the proposal of the annual work program and financial plan of the Croatian National Tourist Board for 2020 and the activity plan of the CNTB. The presented proposal of the CNTB’s annual work program and financial plan presents an evaluation of Croatia’s further perspectives on the world and European tourism market, highlighting three key strategic investment verticals: strengthening the national brand, encouraging pre- and post-season traffic te higher tourist spending. “Funds will be allocated from the Fund for United Tourist Boards and the Fund for Underdeveloped Areas and Continents in accordance with defined conditions and criteria for activities determined by our Ordinance, and the decision on project selection and the amount of support will be made by the CNTB Tourist Board. I believe that with the entry into force of the new laws in 2020, tourist destinations will see the potential of association through the allocation of additional funding for associated tourist communities, which should result in numerous synergies not only in the quality of market performance of the entire tourist area. much-needed cost efficiency in the field of project promotion and implementation. One of the biggest emphases of the new system is placed on encouraging the association of destinations that by joint action have the possibility of much better market positioning and development of projects that will stimulate the overall economic development.” pointed out Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism and President of the Croatian National Tourist Board. In addition to the new legal provisions that will come into force on 1 January 2020, and which concern tourist boards and their new tasks, public tenders for joint tourist boards and for underdeveloped tourist areas and the continent are also planned.  Topics that will be in focus for the Korean market in 2020 are: branding Croatia as a gastro destination, medieval festivals, health, environmental, congress and cultural tourism with special emphasis on the promotion of the event Rijeka – European Capital of Culture.center_img Considering that fairs are an extremely important part of marketing activities of most types of business, from the largest multinational hotel companies to small family companies, the CNTB’s annual work program for 2020 plans to participate in 17 fairs – 13 general tourism fairs and 4 specialized fairs, of which at 2 camping fairs and 2 nautical fairs. With the aim of raising the level of quality and promotion in the most represented form of accommodation tourist offer in the Republic of Croatia, in 2020 CNTB together with regional tourist boards will launch a project of branding and labeling of private accommodation for better positioning on the market. “We have an excellent response from the system of tourist boards to the Public Call for Expressions of Interest for the implementation of strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets in 2020, which we announced in August this year and through which the Tourist Council approved funding for key promotional campaigns and cooperation with partners. mostly to airlines. Also, in cooperation with the tourist boards of the counties, we have successfully implemented a public call for joint advertising in public and private sector campaigns in 2020, and through these two programs approved almost 60 million kuna for the implementation of registered projects and cooperation”, Said the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that agencies for the implementation of marketing and PR activities in emitting markets have been selected, as well as the text of the Public Invitation for TOP events. As part of the proposal of the annual work program, for the first time, the key activities of the CNTB office in Korea were elaborated. Thus, as part of the program for the Korean market for next year, it is planned to appear at the fairs Seoul International Tourism Industry Fair in June and Busan International Travel Fair in September 2020. last_img read more

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In the production of the most common wines with a protected designation of origin

first_imgWine production with a protected designation of origin in the wine year 2017/2018 is 470 hectoliters or 290%. Wine balance in the wine-growing year 2017/2018 includes the following items: total, consisting of production, total imports and initial stocks, total consumption, consisting of total domestic consumption, total exports and final stocks, and the degree of self-sufficiency and consumption for human consumption per capita. The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has published the wine balance for 2018. The total domestic consumption in Croatia around million hectoliters Varietal wines in the total production are represented with 4,1%, and other wines with 31,1%. In the wine year 2017/2018. the total domestic consumption of wine in Croatia is about 984730 hectoliters. Other wines have the largest share in total domestic consumption, with 47,6% (slightly more than 468 hectoliters). In production the most represented wines with a protected designation of origin (64,8%) In the wine year 2017/2018. the average consumption per capita was about 22 liters of wine, while the degree of self-sufficiency is about 74%. Source: CBSlast_img read more

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UHPA has launched an initiative to reduce ticket prices in national parks and nature parks

first_imgPP Papuk “We are aware of the responsibilities of all stakeholders in Croatian tourism and we expect to find understanding and support from national parks and nature parks. In order to be sure that the guest will choose Croatia as his summer destination, it is necessary to make additional efforts and make certain concessions. Let’s not be fooled, despite our loyalty and our hospitality, price will certainly be a decisive factor in these times”, Concludes Fain. Drugi se odnosi na cijene ulaznica za organizirana školska putovanja u glavnoj turističkoj sezoni (lipanj – rujan) kako bi ostala na razini predsezonskih (siječanj – svibanj) temeljem dane preporuke resornog ministarstva odgojno-obrazovnim institucijama o odgodi putovanja i tijekom ljetnog raspusta s obzirom na trenutnu situaciju. Jedna od iznimno važnih inicijativa je smanjenje cijena nacionalnih parkova i parkova prirode s kojom se UHPA obratila Ministarstvu zaštite okoliša i energetike RH, koje je prepoznalo istu te dalo podršku UHPA-inim zahtjevima s kojima su upoznali nacionalne parkove i parkove prirode. The initiative contains two key requirements. The first is the application of a moratorium on increasing the prices of tickets, products / services and fees in national parks and nature parks in the Republic of Croatia by keeping prices at the level of 2020 for one-day and multi-day visits to all categories (individuals and groups, children). and adults) for all types of ticket purchases (direct ionline).center_img The emergency situation in the world and in Croatia caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to operate regularly and has caused great losses to travel agencies and the entire tourism sector. “By easing epidemiological measures and opening borders, we hope that we could still achieve some tourist traffic in this tourist season, but provided that all stakeholders in the tourism industry contribute through the correction of the prices of their services. Only in this way can we engage in a fight with competitors for each guest”, Points out Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA. Cover photo: NP Krkalast_img read more

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