A new concept and creative solution for the CNTB’s appearance at tourism fairs was presented

first_imgToday, the world’s largest tourism fair ITB was officially opened in Berlin, where the Croatian National Tourist Board will premiere with a new stand design that will be used until 2022. The fair presents more than 180 countries from 5 continents, and during its holding it is visited by more than 150.000 visitors.The new concept and creative solution of the CNTB’s appearance at tourism fairs is the work of the Group + Architecture team (Tihana Taraba, Filip Despot, Tvrtko Topic) under the theme “Connecting diversity and openness”.The emphasis of the new solution of appearances at tourist fairs gives the impression of openness, visual clarity and orderliness and quality organization, which is achieved by standardizing the emphasis of visual features of exhibitors at individual stands and designer furniture made in Croatia as an ambassador of domestic creativity and quality.For HrTurizam.hr / Photo: Damir Kovačić, Iva Kružić – Production codelast_img read more

Travel + Leisure: The island of Hvar and the Dalmatian islands on the list of the best islands in Europe

first_img“This time, Hvar is recognized for the breadth of its offer and the highest tourist criteria it offers to visitors. Tourists from the United States are very present in the overall structure of realized arrivals and overnight stays. In the first six months of 2019, guests from the USA are second on the list of foreign guests in the town of Hvar, just behind guests from the United Kingdom, with almost 15 percent in the structure of foreign guests. pointed out Petar Razović, director of the Hvar Tourist Board. This time, a reputable American monthly magazine Travel+Leisure, Hvar and the surrounding islands were highlighted as one of the best European island destinations. Hvar, which has been recognized on the world tourist map for many years as a great choice for touring the island, a popular island hopping, this is another confirmation of the excellence of the destination as well as a great free advertisement.  In the first place, according to the votes of visitors, is the Greek island of Milos. Each year, on the occasion of the World + Best award of Travel + Leisure magazine, their readers cast their votes for their favorite destinations, based on natural and cultural attractions, activities offered, beaches, food, cordiality and overall value.  The island of Hvar and the Dalmatian islands have once again held a high position on the list of the best islands in Europe and in the focus of global media.  Hvar thus positioned itself in the high seventh place of the best European islands, ahead of Mallorca, Sardinia, Malta, Ischia and others. The editorial board of Travel + Leisure magazine, which, along with National Geographic Traveler and Conde Nast Traveler, is one of the most influential travel magazines in the world, decided to put 15 islands on this list, emphasizing that European culture, history and food are best experienced on these. islands.  Attachment: The Top 15 Islands in Europelast_img read more

Arsenal change training plans as Mikel Arteta recovers from coronavirus

first_imgArsenal change training plans as Mikel Arteta recovers from coronavirus Comment Mikel Arteta has fully recovered from coronavirus (Getty Images) Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisement‘As a result of the current situation we are clear it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time.‘Therefore our men’s first team, women and academy players are all remaining at home. Stay at home and save lives.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s players will stay away from the training ground (Getty Images)Arsenal have confirmed that their players will not return to training, while Mikel Arteta has recovered from coronavirus.The Gunners’ first-team squad were due to return to training on Tuesday after being placed in self-isolation due to Arteta testing positive for the virus.But the club claim it would be ‘inappropriate and irresponsible’ to ask the players to return to training as the Government have called for people to stay at home where possible.A statement from Arsenal read: ‘Our men’s first team players were scheduled to return to training on Tuesday after completing 14 days isolation following Mikel Arteta’s positive diagnosis for the virus.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Mar 2020 10:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.1kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Inside the most expensive house for sale in the US

first_imgAfter parting with $150 million, you would want a few drinks. Source: www.realtor.comYou could buy over 250 average houses in Brisbane with the whopping discount offered on this spectacular Californian mansion. Or an entire suburb.Located in the exclusive and gated Bel Air residential precinct, its neighbours include Beyonce, actor Salma Hayek, Hyatt Hotel heir Tony Pritzker, and French luxury goods magnate Francois Pinault.MORE: Live like a millionaire for $20k a day in the WhitsundaysWhere the world’s biggest celebrities stay when they’re in AustraliaFirst glimpse inside Hemsworth Byron Bay mansion LONDON, ENGLAND — JULY 14: Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z attend the European Premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)Williams & Williams Estates Group agent Rayni Williams said the property at 924 Bel Air Road was a rare, dream listing.“Extreme wealth from every industry settles in Bel Air,” Ms Williams said.This LA mansion is listed for $150 million — $100 million less than the original asking price Source: www.realtor.comOwned by designer and real estate developer Bruce Makowsky, 924 Bel Air Road — known fittingly as Billionaire — was first listed for an eye-watering $250 million, at the time making it the most expensive house ever listed on the market in the United States.It is owned by real estate developer Bruce MakowskyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenChris Hemsworth is Byron Bay bound!00:39Now back on the market for $150 million — yes, that’s a $100 million discount — the mega-mansion will still be the most expensive house ever sold in La La Land if its sells at that price.To put that in perspective, the most expensive house ever sold in Australia was Lady Mary Fairfax’s Point Piper mansion, Fairwater.Lady Mary Fairfax’s property ‘Fairwater’ in Point Piper sold fo $100 million. Pic by James CroucherThat was bought by Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes for $100 million — the discount on Billionaire.Brisbane’s most expensive house ever sold was 1 Leopard Street at Kangaroo Point, which was picked up for $18.48 million back in 2017. It is back on the market.1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point, sold for $18.48 million in 2017RELATED: Take a look inside Brisbane’s $18 million trophy homeWhy everyone is moving to QueenslandBillionaire was built over four years on the site of Hollywood star and legend Judy Garland’s former house, and has features that us mere mortals could only dream about.The entrance to 924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, USA. Source: www.realtor.comI recently toured the four level monolith, quickly realising that my own budget might just stretch far enough to buy one of the staff bathrooms. Or the workers donga down the street. And here is the proof that I was there, alongside 12 agents from Brisbane including Sarah Hackett and Debra Maguire from Place.The property has 12 bedrooms, including two opulent master suites, 21 bathrooms, five bars, three kitchens, a candy room, a movie theatre that seats 40 people, and a four-lane Louis Vuitton bowling alley, all spread over 3500sq m of living space.924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, USA. Source: www.realtor.comThe two wine cellars require a special mention as they both come fully stocked — and that’s probably a good thing because if I had a spare $150 million to splash on a pad I would probably want to live it up like a Kardashian.Just one of the wine cellars! Credit: Berlyn PhotographyMs Williams said Makowsky was the first to develop at the location on “this level” and to attach such an extravagant price tag.“His original price was $250 million so there were a lot of risk taken with this (property),” she said.“Now we are at $150 million (and the) highest sale (in the area) happened two weeks ago at $120 million.”MORE CELEB HOMES: Sugar Ray’s mansion selling for heavyweight sumPalatial Gold Coast home built for Malaysian prince on the marketRugby league legend sells palace for princely sum Just a few flash cars to drool over in the downstairs play room Source: www.realtor.comSo what do you get for $150 million? Besides the house, which envokes some serious sensory overload on its own, you also get most of accessories and inclusions used to style the property.Mind blown! Check out the Yibai Liao oversized Leica camera sculpture Source: www.realtor.comFor example, there is a custom Etienne Moyat wall, a Yibai Liao oversized Leica camera sculpture and hand-carved honey onyx stone pieces.All up, there are over a hundred art installations and a huge collection of key pieces by some of the world’s most exclusive design houses, including a Hermes bag sculpture.More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoIt has sculptures and designer pieces that come with the property Source: www.realtor.comThe master suites — the only two rooms that we are not allowed to photograph — are next level luxury, and even come with a state-of-the-art coffee machine.The walk-in wardrobes are bigger than my house, and the finishes are oozing with glamour.It is rare that I am lost for words but I do take some voyeuristic glee from the fact that I have now been inside the boudoir of what will most likely be home to a trillionaire or A-lister without becoming embroiled in tabloid gossip.I can’t show you the master retreats but check out that view Source: www.realtor.comWe were told there had already been some interest shown in the property but due to strict nondisclosure requirements our hosts remain tight-lipped.To get an appreciation of just who is in the market for a residence like Billionaire, the agents explain that it can only be viewed by appointment after the interested party is carefully vetted and meets the qualification requirements.It is fair to say that my LinkedIn and Instagram profiles just would not cut it.And that outdoor theatre screen. Source: www.realtor.com“We feel that the buyer will be someone who wants a product that is done and can never be replicated (there are now strict development laws in Bel Air),” Ms Williams said.“We have had a lot of international hits on this one … we have also had two fabulous showings to potential Australian buyers.“At this asking price, you just have to bring your toothbrush.”And even then, you could just get one of the seven house staff to pop down to the local shopping centre to grab one.Inside the private day spa. Source: www.realtor.comThe seven staff, which include a masseuse for your own private day spa and a renowned chef, are included in the price for the first two years of ownership. There is also a staff accommodation wing.The helipad is conveniently located close to the home office for an easy commute. Credit: Berlyn PhotographyOther features of this incredible residence include entertaining spaces that will blow your mind, and at the very least, your ear drums.There is a 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos James Bond-themed theatre which we got to experience first hand.If the “Big One” ever hits, this is the place to escape the fallout.Not a bad spot to watch Armageddon. Credit: Berlyn PhotographyThere is also a four-lane bowling alley and a games area complete with authentic Teckell ping pong, foosball and pool tables, a massive candy wall, a bar that could rival a nightclub and a collection of rare cars and motorcycles.That bowling alley! Credit: Berlyn PhotographyDid someone say candy? Credit: Berlyn PhotographyIn terms of technology, Billionaire has one of the world’s most advanced smart home systems, including a crocodile skin-lined elevator, a pop-up outdoor movie theatre and a whole-of-residence control system.You can just hang out with some stars in this space. Source: www.realtor.comOutside there is a swim-around jacuzzi, a huge infinity pool with a swim-up bar and waterfalls that have been designed to make the most of the 270 degree views.I could go on and on about the features of this billionaires playground but I have run out of adjectives, and my realestate.com.au profile already thinks I am mining magnate Gina Rinehart.*Samantha Healy is the Courier Mail and Quest real estate editor and was in the US for the Inman Connect conference in Las Vegas.FOLLOW SAMANTHA HEALY ON Instagramlast_img read more

Forland Subsea Re-flags/Renames Vessel

first_imgForland Subsea said it has changed the flag and renamed its light construction/inspection, maintenance & repair vessel.The vessel, previously known as Lewek Inspector, has been renamed to Forland Inspector and will now be sailing under the Cyprus flag.The vessel owner changed the flag from Malta on July 27, 2017.Forland Inspector was built in 2013 and delivered to Forland Shipping in November same year. The 110 meters long vessel was from newbuilt to Q1 2017 under contract with EMAS Chiyoda Subsea. It is curently operating on short-term contracts.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

#AskMeFirst: The left’s shameful response to Laura…

first_imgWriting by Renee Bloghttps://reneejg.net/2017/02/24/askmefirst/….Cue the liberal backlash. Journalists on the left are completely ignoring the implications to girls’ and women’s safety of opening up female-only spaces on the basis of identity politics, being too busy scrambling to profess their “love” for trans people and hatred of “bigotry” to think about girls. They are so rushed, in fact, they can’t even stop to define the terms of their own arguments. The Herald‘s Lizzie Marvelly cannot cough up a definition of a “girl” to back up her choice to ride roughshod over a young woman’s legitimate concerns about her rights to consent, privacy, safety and speech.Commentators like Alison Mau and Marvelly have dismissed Laura herself as “exploited” by Family First, in order to sidestep consideration of the concerns she raises. Auckland University academic equity leader Lexie Matheson even bluffs that this “exploitation” actually “worries” him.… Women are increasingly prevented from discussing the root causes of epidemics that affect us, like eating disorders and sexual abuse – because doing so involves looking at the nature of gender as a hierarchical system that men impose on women, on the basis of sex. Even saying this is now considered “transphobic”, because “transwomen are women!”… To see Laura’s legitimate concerns dismissed in this condescending manner is nauseating. Given these sorts of reactions, it is also no wonder that women and radical feminists are finding themselves increasingly accepting support from right wing groups.… So if the right supports girls and women like Laura to ask questions pertinent to our safety, while liberals hound and bully them for it – those same liberals should be prepared. When more and more women start making political swings to the right, seeing no other options to make themselves heard – liberals will only have themselves to blame.READ THE FULL EXCELLENT POST: https://reneejg.net/2017/02/24/askmefirst/last_img read more

Independence Street bus stop to be moved as of May 31

first_imgLocalNews Independence Street bus stop to be moved as of May 31 by: – May 12, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Police Chief Cyril Carette (file photo)The police chief has announced another traffic change which will affect bus drivers and passengers who commute into the city of Roseau on a daily basis.Carette expressed concern regarding traffic congestion in Roseau particularly on Independence Street at a press conference recently, stating that bus drivers don’t adhere to traffic rules and regulations and this must be addressed.“For a while now we have been experiencing traffic congestion on Independence Street and we just realize that bus drivers have been stopping and parking on Independence Street in a willy-nilly fashion and we need to regulate traffic in the city of Roseau”.According to him, there is “on average fifty (50) vehicles coming into the country” on a monthly basis.To solve this issue of traffic congestion within the city the bus stop on Independence Street will be removed as of May 31st, 2012.“In order to alleviate traffic congestion on Independence Street we are from the 31st of this month moving the bus drop off point to the bus stop on Independence Street between the E. C Loblack Bridge and the Great George Street Bridge getting out of Roseau”.Bus drivers will now have to drop off and await passengers in that location. While he noted that this area is small and may not be able to accommodate all the buses, he believes that the bus system may need regulating.He also admitted that there is need for more bus stops within the city.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 26 Views   4 comments Share Sharelast_img read more

Bulldogs 5th Graders Win Dirt Road Tourney Pool Play At EC

first_imgThe 5th Grade Bulldogs played Sunday at the East Central High School Fieldhouse in the Dirt Road Basketball League Tournament pool play and came away with 3 easy victories to move their overall season record to (23-3).  Scores from the day were: Game 1-Batesville 39, South Ripley 9; Game 2-Batesville 70, East Central 4; Game 3-Batesville 48, Franklin County 23.Leading the squad in scoring over the three games were Cayden Drake with 26, Brayden Maple 24, William Kuisel 23, Ethan Schneider 22, Lincoln Garrett 15, Trenton Jordan 12, Caleb Mohr 11, Landon Raver and Jaiden Kuria 10 each, and Owen Enneking 4.The Bulldogs will be the overall number one seed next on Championship Sunday for the DRBL, February 3rd at Batesville High School.  Go Bulldogs!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

FA Cup: Arsenal edge past Leeds into fourth round

first_imgRelatedPosts Arsenal, Leeds, Everton battle for €40m Dennis FA Cup replays scrapped in 2020-21 to ease fixture pressure Breaking: Arsenal win FA Cup, qualify for Europa League Reiss Nelson hit the only goal of the game as Arsenal took advantage of profligate finishing from Leeds to secure their place in FA Cup fourth round. The Gunners will travel to Bournemouth at the end of the month after England Under-21 winger Nelson finished from close-range to settle a tie which saw Sky Bet Championship leaders Leeds more than match their top-flight opponents. A decade on from a memorable FA Cup shock at rivals Manchester United, Leeds looked set to once again ruffle the feathers of the established order, only to fall agonisingly short after a fine display in front of a vast away following at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta, taking charge of just his fourth match, must have displayed the half-time attributes of someone like his opposite number Marcelo Bielsa – whose first foray into management came when his counterpart was just eight years old – as Arsenal were a different prospect after a dismal first-half. Leeds wasted a glut of chances to take the lead and make it a jittery night for Arteta and the home fans, Patrick Bamford coming closest when he rattled the frame of the goal. But, after the break, Arsenal responded to whatever Arteta demanded of them and Nelson’s tap-in on 55 minutes was enough to seal a hard-fought victory. Nicolas Pepe, having already enjoyed an early run at the Leeds defence, was the first to draw a save out of debutant Illan Meslier in the visitors’ goal. But it was the second-tier side who were using the ball better in the opening stages, working it into dangerous positions without finding an end product. They eventually tested Emiliano Martinez as Jack Harrison stung the palms of the stand-in Gunners goalkeeper, who was then helpless as Patrick Bamford’s strike cannoned back off the crossbar moments later. Arsenal – as they have been so often this season – were creating their own problems as a number of misplaced passes out of defence from the likes of David Luiz and fit-again Rob Holding saw them caught out by a Leeds side full of pressing players. Arteta’s surprise decision to deploy Sokratis Papastathopoulos at right-back was also looking questionable as the Greece international was easily beaten for pace by Ezgjan Alioski, who then angled a shot wide. Despite all of Leeds’ attacking play, they should have been behind on the half-hour mark but Luiz could only head Mesut Ozil’s corner wide having been picked out free in the box. At the other end, Martinez had to spring across his goal to keep out Alioski’s close-range header after the winger once again got the better of Sokratis. Yet another opportunity went begging for the away side as Robbie Gotts, another man making his Leeds debut, miscued a strike as the Arsenal fans began to grow restless. That unrest continued as the half drew to a close and concluded with Sokratis appearing to gesture to a section of supporters to calm down. Arsenal responded by starting the second-half with an urgency that was lacking for the opening 45 minutes, Nelson bursting into the box and then Alexandre Lacazette clipping the crossbar from a free-kick. Lacazette, wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, then drew a low save out of Meslier before Matteo Guendouzi’s curling shot bent wide of the post. Leeds were now the side playing on the counter-attack and Bamford tested Martinez as a frenetic opening to the second period continued. Arsenal broke the deadlock from the very next attack as Pepe burst forward and fed Lacazette, who crossed in for Nelson to bundle home despite close attention from Meslier. Lacazette was lucky to escape a red card after aiming a kick at Gaetano Berardi, with both referee Anthony Taylor and the video assistant referee happy that it was not a matter of violent conduct. But there would be no late salvo from a Leeds side who have made something of a trademark from scoring late goals and they will return to their promotion push as Arsenal prepare for a trip to the Vitality Stadium in round four.Tags: FA CupLeedsReiss Nelsonlast_img read more

New boss must understand United – Gill

first_imgManchester United chief executive David Gill has outlined the qualities needed to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as manager amid growing expectation that David Moyes will be confirmed as the new man in charge by the end of this week. He added: “Clearly he has to have the requisite football experience, both in terms of domestic and European experience. It is a small pool.” Moyes’ European experience is not extensive. He has only guided Everton through four European campaigns and never went beyond the last-16 phase in any competition, but Ferguson has never had any doubts his fellow Scot was capable of managing at the very highest level. And Gill confirmed Ferguson, and Sir Bobby Charlton – who has previously suggested Mourinho was not the type of character would sit easily at Old Trafford – would be asked for their input. “No-one knows what managing Manchester United is about more than him,” Gill said. “The board will take his counsel and that of Sir Bobby Charlton in order to get the right person to take it forward.” Charlton would be acutely aware of the problems it caused – first for Wilf McGuiness, then Frank O’Farrell – when Sir Matt Busby remained active at Old Trafford following his retirement as manager. The spectre of Ferguson is going to hang over Old Trafford for a long time, but Gill is confident the Scot will not be a negative presence, and he added: “Sir Alex will be a great asset to the club. He will know when he should and should not be involving himself. “Everyone can rest assured the new manager can get the space and opportunity to do his job without interference. Alex will not make that mistake. Of that we can be certain.” Press Associationcenter_img After confirming Ferguson’s exit on Wednesday morning, it is thought United wish to announce the 71-year-old Scot’s replacement by the end of the week. Although Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been tipped to take over in some quarters, it is thought Everton boss Moyes is in line to land what Gill describes as a “dream job”. “The qualities are the ones that have been inherent at Manchester United for many years,” Gill told MUTV. “Our two most successful eras were with managers who got involved with all aspects of the club, from the youth team to the first team, to get that degree of loyalty and understanding of the football club.” last_img read more