This year, for the first time, the TOMAS CROATIA survey will cover the profile, satisfaction and consumption of tourists in the entire territory of Croatia.

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Institute for Tourism, for the first time in history are conducting a comprehensive national survey “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS CROATIA 2019” in the whole of Croatia. Unlike previous TOMAS surveys, which covered only the Adriatic counties, TOMAS Croatia 2019 will for the first time cover the profile, satisfaction and consumption of tourists in the entire territory of Croatia, including all continental counties, and for the first time, data on tourist characteristics and their consumption will also be visible outside the main seasonal months.  “TOMAS research data are a necessary source of data for the improvement of the tourist product and its adjustment to the expectations of tourists, but also for the calculation of total tourism revenues and the creation of a tourism satellite account. In short, the TOMAS research provides us with a relevant basis for tourism management at the national level, but also at the regional and destination level.”, concluded dr.sc. Damir Krešić, director of the Institute for Tourism, an institution that has been conducting TOMAS research for 30 years. You can see the latest TOMAS SUMMER 2017 survey in the attachment. “We expect the results of this research in 2020, when our package of tourism laws will come into force. The results of the research will be a contribution to the preparation of future programs and activities, in accordance with our tourism policy. We want to responsibly manage tourism based on quality and sustainability, and we recently published a call for the development of public tourism infrastructure worth HRK 25 million, which for the first time enabled the financing of sustainability studies. In all segments, we strive to raise quality so that our overall tourist offer is as high quality and competitive as possible” said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. RESEARCH RESULTS PUBLISHED “TOURIST ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION IN CROATIA – TOMAS SUMMER 2017”center_img “For the first time, we will get an insight into the “picture of demand” in periods outside the main tourist season, which will allow us to better evaluate the activities carried out so far to encourage off-season tourist traffic, but also more successfully prepare all future communication campaigns. Also, the results of this research for the first time will provide us with information about the preferences of tourists visiting “green Croatia”. As this is a large and demanding survey, we invite all tourist entities that will be selected in the sample to support this activity and enable the survey of guests.” said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the obtained results will be used in the development of a new Strategic Marketing Plan for Croatian tourism.   Data for the research will be collected from tourists in more than 100 places in Croatia, covering all Adriatic counties, the city of Zagreb, Slavonia and Northern and Central Croatia. Domestic and foreign guests from more than 15 countries will be interviewed in hotels, hostels, camps and family accommodation facilities, including family farms, and the planned sample size is 14.500 respondents and tourists. Attachment:last_img read more

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British Steel wins IPE’s Best European Pension Fund Award

first_imgThe British Steel Pension Fund was the big winner at this year’s IPE Awards, held at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, taking home three trophies.In addition to winning the coveted Best European Pension Fund Award, the €19.3bn defined benefit scheme also won the Best Pension Fund in the United Kingdom and In-house Investment Team awards.Theo Kocken, founder and chief executive of Cardano, won the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award for his influence in the pensions industry with regard to risk management and preparing for future financial crises.PenSam’s Helen Kobæk walked away with the Pension Fund Achievement of the Year Award for her commitment to the development of social welfare benefits in Denmark. SILVER AWARDS    Active Management: PenSamPassive Management: West Midlands Pension FundBest Corporate Pension Fund: Santander UK Group Pension Scheme Common FundBest Industry-Wide Pension Fund: Pension Protection FundBest Public Pension Fund: The Church CommissionersBest Small European Pension Fund: Frjálsi Pension FundBest Sovereign Reserve Fund: FRR and NLB Penziski Fond BRONZE AWARDS Alternatives: Merchant Navy Officers’ Pension FundEquities: SEB PensionFixed Income: Bosch Pensionsfonds AG COUNTRY AWARDSBest Pension Fund in Austria: Allianz Pensionskasse (Pensionskasse) and VBV – Vorsorgekasse (Vorsorgekasse)Best Pension Fund in Belgium: IntegraleBest Pension Fund in Central & Eastern Europe: KB First Pension CompanyBest Pension Fund in Denmark: PFA PensionBest Pension Fund in Finland: Elo Mutual Pension Insurance CompanyBest Pension Fund in France: IrcantecBest Pension Fund in Germany: Deutsche Telekom Pensionswerke (bAV) and Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe (Versorgungswerk)     Best Pension Fund in Ireland: Construction Workers’ Pension SchemeBest Pension Fund in Italy: Fondo Pensione LaborfondsBest Pension Fund in The Netherlands: Nedlloyd PensioenfondsBest Pension Fund in Portugal: Fundo de Pensões Aberto BPI ValorizaçãoBest Pension Fund in Small Countries: Almenni Pension FundBest Pension Fund in Spain: Pensions Caixa 30Best Pension Fund in Sweden: SPKBest Pension Fund in Switzerland: Pension Fund SBBBest Pension Fund in the UK: British Steel Pension Fund The full list of winners GOLD AWARDS    Best European Pension Fund: British Steel Pension FundOutstanding Industry Contribution: Theo Kocken, CardanoPension Fund Achievement of the Year: Helen Kobæk, PenSamLong-Term Investment Strategy: Trafalgar House Pension Trust PenSam picked up two further awards for Active Management and Specialist Investment Managers.The fourth Gold Award – for Long-Term Investment Strategy – went to the UK’s Trafalgar House Pension Trust.Other notable winners included the UK’s Merchant Navy Officers’ Pension Fund (MNOPF), SEB Pension of Denmark and Germany’s Bosch Pensionsfonds, which each won two awards.The MNOPF won the Alternatives and Innovation awards, while SEB Pension took home the Equities and Smart Beta trophies.Bosch Pensionsfonds came out best in the Fixed Income and Diversification awards.Altogether, there were 43 awards from a record number of entries. THEMED AWARDSClimate-Related Risk Management: Environment Agency Pension FundDC/Hybrid Strategy: NESTDiversification: Bosch Pensionsfonds AGEmerging Markets: Royal County of Berkshire Pension FundESG: ERAFPInfrastructure: PensionDanmarkIn-house Investment Team: British Steel Pension FundInnovation: Merchant Navy Officers’ Pension FundPortfolio Construction: FRRReal Estate: Merseyside Pension FundRisk Management: Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL)Smart Beta: SEB PensionSpecialist Investment Managers: PenSamlast_img read more

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Bradley Beal says he tried recruiting players to Wizards during All-Star weekend

first_imgBradley Beal acted as a recruiter last weekend.The 25-year-old guard tallied 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting in Team LeBron’s 178-164 win over Team Giannis on Sunday. He told reporters after the game he tried to convince some of his All-Star teammates to join him on the Wizards. NBA All-Star Game 2019: 3 takeaways from Team LeBron’s comeback win The two-time All-Star is averaging a career-high 25.1 points and 5.4 assists in 37.2 minutes per game this season. He’s shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from 3-point range.The Wizards entered the All-Star break with a 24-34 record. They trail the Pistons by 3 1/2 games for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. NBA All-Star Game 2019: 7 crazy stats from Team LeBron’s win over Team Gianniscenter_img “The recruiting process is really going alright. It’s going alright. I’m trying,” Beal said, via NBC Sports Washington. “This is new for me. I’m definitely getting some ears and seeing what guys are looking for.”Beal did not specify which players he spoke with but said he was asked multiple times “How is D.C.?” Related News “I’m going to keep it in my piggy bank, in my back pocket,” Beal said when asked which All-Stars he tried to recruit. “Hopefully we can do something.”last_img read more

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Wellington’s Grace Mitchell featured in this morning’s Wichita Eagle; huge league game tonight

first_imgGrace MitchellSumner Newscow report — The undefeated Wellington girls basketball team has been getting plenty of press this season, especially Crusader senior Grace Mitchell, who was featured in this morning’s Wichita Eagle and its high school website varsitykansas.com (see story here).The story comes before Wellington’s big road test against Circle tonight. This could set the stage for an Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Div. IV title, something that the Lady Dukes have never achieved. Both teams are currently 3-0 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV.Circle is currently 5-1 after beating Mulvane 45-29. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. The boys will follow around 7:30 p.m. Sumner Newscow will be featuring live tweets. The game can be heard on 93.5 KWME-FM.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Local · 239 weeks ago Very nice article! Great teamwork will take you far. Report Reply 0 replies · active 239 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Last of the street-fighters, Rooney departs an England great

first_imgThe 31-year-old’s 13-year England era featured glorious highs and shattering lows and left him as one of his country’s most polarising figures.From the boy who grew up on the rough Liverpool streets of Croxteth to the man who won five Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United, Rooney’s rise remains almost too perfect to be true and the England chapter of his tale is well worth reliving.Rooney is England’s all-time leading scorer with 53 goals, more than Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker and Jimmy Greaves could muster, while his 119 appearances make him his country’s most capped out-field player ahead of the likes of Bobby Moore and David Beckham.The only blemish is his failure to transform England into a global force, but even Barcelona icon Lionel Messi has found replicating his sublime club form on the international scene harder than he might have imagined.Profile of Wayne Rooney, England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer, who is retiring from international football © AFP / Gal ROMAForever etched in the memory as the teak tough street-fighter who would crunch into a tackle with as much relish as he took from scoring with a 30-yard rocket, Rooney burst onto the England scene as a 17-year-old in 2003.His debut came in a 3-1 defeat against Australia at Upton Park and a first international goal followed against Macedonia.The sight of Rooney tormenting the Switzerland and Croatia defences in Euro 2004 promised a golden future for the player and his country, but foreshadowing the angst to come a broke bone in his foot proved fatal to Sven Goran Eriksson’s team as they lost to Portugal in the quarter-finals.Rooney went on to play in three World Cups and two further European Championships, showing boundless commitment to the England cause, even if his performances never hit the heights.– Agonising –At times that enthusiasm was to his detriment when he came back from injuries too quickly.He famously announced before the 2006 World Cup that “the big man is back” when he joined up with his England team-mates — only to flop as he played at less than 100 percent before being sent off for stamping on Portugal’s Ricardo Carvalho as Eriksson’s men suffered one of a series of agonising quarter-final exits.The 2010 World Cup in South Africa was supposed to be Rooney’s tournament after a fine campaign with United, but his most memorable contribution came at the end of a 0-0 draw against Algeria when he turned to the camera and criticised England supporters for booing their own side.England were dismal at the 2014 World Cup and his last tournament ended in misery when Roy Hodgson’s team were humiliated by Iceland at Euro 2016.Of Rooney’s seven goals at major tournaments, only one came at a World Cup, while four were when he was just 18.Captaining England 29 times, Rooney’s last appearance came in a win against Scotland in November.The great irony of Rooney’s decision to retire is it came at the moment when he looked capable of one last flourish after an impressive start for Everton following his close-season move back to his boyhood club.Southgate was convinced enough to offer him another chance.But Rooney, marching to his own drum until the end, preferred to focus on leading Everton to silverware instead.Few would deny that England’s loss is Everton’s gain.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne Rooney’s 13-year England era featured glorious highs and shattering lows and left him as one of his country’s most polarising figures © AFP/File / Ben STANSALL, Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 24 – While Wayne Rooney will never silence the cynics who carp about his lack of silverware in an England shirt, the astonishing array of records set by the striker ensure his place as one of his country’s all-time greats.Rooney’s announcement of his retirement from the international stage on Wednesday brought the curtain down on an England career that began in a blaze of hyperbole and ended with the Everton star rejecting Gareth Southgate’s offer of a return to the fold.last_img read more

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