Franjo Tudjman Airport has a record number of passengers

first_imgThe month of July, both for tourist destinations and for the Franjo Tuđman Airport, was a record for the number of passengers.As many as 351.532 passengers passed through Zagreb Airport last month, an increase of 14,5 percent compared to the same month last year. The busiest day was July 17, when 12.598 passengers were recorded, and in addition to that, more than 12.000 passengers were recorded for three more days, which has not happened in the history of Zagreb Airport.Exceptional traffic growth of 10 percent, lasts all year round, and the services of the busiest airport in Croatia were used by more than 1,6 million passengers in the first seven months, point out Franjo Tuđman International Airport (MZLZ) and add that the volume of work and traffic has increased followed by an increase in the number of employees, so that since the opening of the new passenger terminal, a total of 118 new employees have been hired, of which 96 have been hired, while the rest have been hired for ancillary work. “The growth of the number of passengers was certainly contributed by the establishment of eight new routes, three of which are the routes of two new airlines Monarch and Emirates. The national carrier Croatia Airlines has opened four new destinations from Zagreb, and the existing airlines have increased the number of frequencies and capacities of the aircraft, which all directly affected the significant continuous increase in passenger traffic. ” stand out from MZLZ.Thanks to the existing flights, but also the introduction of new ones that connect Zagreb with other destinations and make it more accessible to a larger number of visitors, the number of passengers is expected to exceed three million for the first time by the end of the year.Related news:Will the announced strike of Croatia Airlines staff land aircraft in the middle of the tourist season?last_img read more

Governor Wolf’s Week, August 7 – August 13, 2016

first_imgGovernor Wolf’s Week, August 7 – August 13, 2016 August 12, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: The Blog,  Weekly Update This week Governor Wolf continued his tour of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Centers of Excellence across Pennsylvania and discussed the significant investment made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse epidemic plaguing the state. Joined by Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, Governor Wolf hosted press conferences at Crossroads Counseling in Williamsport and Montgomery County Recovery Center in Montgomery County.Continuing to fight the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic is a top priority for the Wolf administration. On Wednesday, Governor Wolf announced through his GO-TIME initiative that the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs enabled nearly $3.5 million to be spent on drug and alcohol treatment-related services in fiscal year 2015-16 by working with the Department of Human Services to expedite the processing of Medicaid applications for offenders entering residential drug and alcohol treatment.Also this week, Pennsylvania’s bipartisan liquor reform law took effect. The new liquor laws are the largest reform package passed since the end of prohibition 80 years ago and enhance the customer experience by providing greater convenience and satisfaction.Governor Wolf’s Week, August 7 – August 13, 2016Monday, August 8, 2016Governor Wolf Announces Simplex Industries, Inc. to Expand Operations in Scranton Creating 40 New JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Cerner Corporation Expansion to Create 250 New JobsIn Williamsport, Governor Wolf Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid EpidemicTuesday, August 9, 2016After Balanced Budget with Sustainable Revenues, Moody’s Revises Commonwealth Outlook to StableGovernor Wolf Announces 250 New Jobs with Company Expansion in Franklin CountyWednesday, August 10, 2016GO-TIME: Expedited Medicaid Processing Initiative Results in $3.5 Million More in Drug and Alcohol Treatment ServicesIn Norristown, Governor Wolf Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Harold “Don” WhippleThursday, August 11, 2016GO-TIME: Digitizing Personnel Records Saves Space, Improves Efficiency and AccessFriday, August 12, 2016Pennsylvania Restores Scholarship Funding for 1,000 Early Child Care ProfessionalsHighlights from The Blog:Pennsylvania’s Historic Liquor Reform Takes EffectPennsylvania to Highlight Importance of Preventing Elder AbuseIndia Day 2016: Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Cultural Diversity6 Ways State Employees are Helping Gov. Wolf Save PA MoneyGovernor Wolf Visits Centers of Excellence, Discusses Investment 2016-17 Budget Made in Combating Opioid Abuse (Round-Up)Check out the 94 PA Liquor Stores That Will Now Be Open on Sundaylast_img read more

New land release as buyer demand rises at North Shore

first_imgThe latest home sites released at North Shore.MORE land has been released at North Shore on the back of buyer demand spurred on by the new North Shore State School.A total of 11 home sites have been released at the masterplanned community in the La Glorie section which is next to the new school.The school will be the first government school to open in Townsville in 15 years and is scheduled to open in 2018.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020North Shore project director Andrew Astorquia said the demand had come from young families wanting to be close to the new school.“As a true masterplanned community, that integrates shops, schools, parks, playgrounds and community facilities, North Shore is very attractive to young families,” Mr Astorquia said. “And this is only further enhanced with the new North Shore State School coming out of the ground and now a reality. “As a result we have seen an increase in demand to be not only within the new school catchment but also within a masterplanned community.“The school will be a demonstration STEM school with an innovative design and very passionate and experienced principal, and I think the word has now got out.”Land in La Glorie starts from $119,000.For more information visit the North Shore Sales and Information Centre at 126 Sunhaven Boulevard, North Shore or go to read more

Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic

first_img Loading… No decision has been made yet on the new dates for the Canada Summer Games, but both the CGC and the Niagara Host Society are aiming for the rescheduled event to take place during the summer of 2022. Both organisations are due to continue to monitor developments relating to the pandemic and will safeguard the health of all participants, staff and volunteers. Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games is the country’s largest multi-sport event and is designed for amateur athletes. More than 5,000 participants and 4,000 volunteers were expected to take part in the next edition in the Niagara Region. “Postponing the Games certainly wasn’t an easy decision, nor one that we took lightly, but we felt it was the right choice to make,” said Doug Hamilton, chair of the 2021 Canada Games Host Society. read also:IOC boss to parley new Japanese Prime Minister on Tokyo 2020 “In all likelihood, moving ahead with the Canada Summer Games in 2021 would have prevented us from hosting the Games’ sport competitions and cultural events in the way that they were originally envisioned. “By delaying the Games to the summer of 2022, we hope to give Games participants a greater opportunity to maximise their experience, while also ensuring that Niagara can realise the full potential of hosting Canada’s largest multi-sport event.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara have been postponed until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After consulting with the Niagara Region, the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government, the Canada Games Council (CGC) and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society decided to postpone the event. Given the uncertainty created by the ongoing global health crisis, the decision to delay the Games was made to ensure the health and safety of all athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers and spectators. Organisers would also have been unlikely to deliver the sport competitions and cultural events to a high standard. “All of our athletes, coaches and volunteers are top of mind for us in deciding to postpone the Games,” said Canada Games Council Board chair Evan Johnston. “No doubt this decision will be disappointing for those who have been training and preparing for the 2021 Games, but we hope to find their understanding and support. “We made this difficult decision now, after careful consideration, to protect the health of Canadians and give all stakeholders more time to adjust their preparations. “We will be reviewing options for new dates for the Canada Summer Games to take place during the summer of 2022 in the Niagara Region.”center_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?These TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

The Final Word: Beat writer discusses Syracuse’s win over St. Bonaventure

first_img Comments Published on December 29, 2018 at 7:10 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse (9-4) wrapped up its nonconference slate by defeating St. Bonaventure (4-9), 81-47. The Orange trampled the Bonnies, led by Tyus Battle who made all eight of his shots to tally 21 points. Battle also led Syracuse’s strong defensive effort, resulting in transition opportunities. SU opens Atlantic Coast Conference play at Notre Dame on Jan. 5.See what our beat writer had to say after the game.last_img read more

Syracuse falls in 2nd round of ACC Tournament to North Carolina

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.educenter_img After defeating No. 8-seed Georgia Tech to advance to the second round of the ACC tournament, Syracuse’s run was halted. On Friday, the No. 9-seed Orange (13-12, 5-9 Atlantic Coast) were dominated by No. 1-seed North Carolina (27-1, 14-0) in a 4-0 rout.The match was moved indoors to the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center in Durham, North Carolina due to weather. No. 56 Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were quickly dispatched by No. 7 Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham, 6-1, after going down a break to start. Shortly after, a tornado warning suspended play for about 45 minutes.Once play resumed, the UNC pairing of Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford finished off Sonya Treshcheva and Guzal Yusupova 6-2, with head coach Younes Limam once again opting to split up Treshcheva and Golubovskaya (who was paired with Dina Hegab). The Orange’s losing streak in doubles now extends to 10 games with the last coming on March 15. Masha Tritou, playing at fifth singles, was the first to fall. After starting tied 1-all, Tritou would not win another game against No. 118 Aney, losing 6-1, 6-0. No. 97 Ramirez went down two breaks early to No. 14 Daavettila and lost the first set 6-3. Ramirez struggled in the second set as Daavettila won 6-0.North Carolina clinched the match at first singles. No. 13 Knutson jumped out to a 4-2 lead up a break, but fell in the first set 6-4. As with Ramirez and Tritou, the second set did not feature a winning game for the Orange as Knutson also fell 6-0. The remainder of the matches went unfinished.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe No. 30 Orange now have to wait until April 29 to see if they will receive an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament.last_img read more

Better Collective heads EGR’s 2018 Power Affiliates list

first_img Share Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Share Submit Highly regarded provider of betting tips, bookmaker information and gambling tools, Better Collective has been named as EGR’s number one in the Power Affiliates 2018 list.After impressing judges with criteria such as business and commercial success, M&A activity and regulatory and compliance procedures, Better Collective was picked out to be a leading power within the iGaming world.The list was narrowed down to 25 of the most successful affiliate businesses in the gambling industry by nine judges, including affiliate managers, consultants and digital marketing experts. Other industry leaders such as Catena Media, XLMedia, Raketech, and Oddschecker respectively rounded out this year’s top five.Jesper Sogaard – Better CollectiveJesper Søgaard, Founder and CEO of Better Collective, said: “We’re very honoured to be named number one in this prestigious list, and we will do our utmost to remain at the top of the affiliate industry.“Being recognised at the top of the EGR Power Affiliates 2018 list, is a testament to the very talented people who work at Better Collective, and I’m proud to be the CEO of this great team. We’re continuing to grow, and our aim is to maintain our strong focus on delivering on our vision to empower iGamers through transparency and technology.”Better Collective provides a range of bookmaker information and innovative gambling tools, including bettingexpert, its flagship tipping product providing pre-match and in-play tipping, and SmartBets, the customisable odds comparison website making it clearer than ever to find betting value. Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Alpena High School seniors recognized in bright lights

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich -Graduates across the country are experiencing the disappointment of not being able to celebrate their accomplishments in the traditional manner of a commencement.Today the parking lot at Alpena High school was supposed to be filled with excited seniors celebrating their milestone of graduationbut instead the school was empty with only a few staff members preparing the scoreboard for tonight’s salute to the seniors.Principal Thomas Berriman, said it was heartbreaking to have to change things up and he wants the seniors to keep their spirits lifted.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Dial-A-Ride has taken a huge hitNext Michiganders being ripped offlast_img read more

Stunning Messi lookalike causes stir in Iranian city

first_imgAn Iranian student who bears an uncanny resemblance to the Barcelona star was taken to a police station after too many people wanted pictures with him.What would you do if you bore a resemblance to one of the most famous footballers on Earth?The race for the Golden ShoeIf you’re like Iranian student Reza Parastesh, and you look like Lionel Messi, you don the famous Barcelona No.10 jersey and walk about town.  Unfortunately for Parastesh, 25, the police in Hamadan had to impound his car and take him into the station to quell the stir caused when the lookalike — self-dubbed the “Iranian Messi” — prompted too many people to stop him for photos over the weekend.He got the idea from his dad a few months ago, after father asked son to pose in a replica Messi jersey. That led to Parastesh styling his hair — both facial and on his head — like the Argentine superstar.”Now people really see me as the Iranian Messi and want me to mimic everything he does,” Parastesh told AFP. “When I show up somewhere, people are really shocked.”I’m really happy that seeing me makes them happy and this happiness gives me a lot of energy.” Parastesh may have found himself a career imitating the Barcelona forward, with media appearances growing thanks to his newfound notoriety.last_img read more

Stanley Cup Game 7: Phish, ‘Gloria,’ a wedding and celebrating the Blues’ playoff run

first_imgAgain, the timing — and people involved — were perfect.“Aside from maybe the Blues’ locker room,” Tom told me, “that might have been the happiest place on earth last night.” Maybe I’m the Blues’ good-luck charm. Hell, I’ve played the role of jinx to perfection.MORE: Blues are Stanley Cup champs, and we’re just as surprised as youIt’s not that the Blues never wanted to bring the Stanley Cup home to St. Louis, and it’s not like I never wanted to get married. But in both cases, the time and people involved had to be right. As I sit here at my laptop on Thursday morning, the timing and people involved are, well, perfect. Tate is my own personal Jordan Binnington.Not to bore you with details about our wedding when you want to hear about hockey, but I did want to share one little story: When Tate and I met with our wedding DJ a month or so ago, he asked if we had any must-play songs. We rattled off a couple and then I told him, “You have to play ‘Gloria.’”As diplomatically as he could, he said, “From the Lumineers?”I laughed, then explained the situation. We needed the Laura Branigan song, the anthem that had almost unbelievably become the soundtrack for the local hockey club’s stunning run through the most grueling playoff in American sports.The Blues were near the end of their second-round series against the Stars, and if they at least made the Western Conference Finals, we were going to make sure we heard “Gloria.” By the time a follow-up email was sent a week later, the Blues were playing the Sharks and “Gloria” was locked in.We tried to keep that song as a reception surprise for my relatives who made the trip from St. Louis to Charlotte — Team Fagan always travels strong — heading into wedding day, but rest assured it was suggested to me multiple times. During the dinner portion of the reception, Charlie, the DJ, went around table to table and asked for requests.“Our whole table, all at once, yelled #playgloria!! And he looked confused and said ‘I’ve already had about 20 requests for that song!’” That was part of a Facebook post from my lifelong friend Trey Herweck, a pastor who officiated the wedding.So “Gloria” was played not once, but twice, due to the overwhelming demand. By the second playing, with everyone from St. Louis on the dance floor and everyone from Charlotte or elsewhere wondering why this random ’80s song was playing again — “I mean, it’s good but it’s not that great” a friend told me — I had to do a little explaining to those who seemed most bewildered.It was pretty great.MORE: Six facts that show how long Blues have waited for Stanley Cup titleAnd, OK, I have one more story, if you’ll indulge me. I have many, many friends who are diehard Blues fans, and all of them wanted to do something special on the night of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Some watched at the Enterprise Center, the Blues’ home ice, where every ticket was sold to watch the game on the big screen. And the Cardinals, who were on the road in Miami, opened up Busch Stadium for fans who couldn’t get into the Enterprise Center. And despite the rain, thousand and thousands and thousands of fans showed up there, too.Phish was playing in St. Louis on Wednesday night, the second show in as many nights at Chaifetz Arena to kick off their summer tour. What to do if you’re a diehard fan of both the band and the hockey team? You watch both.My buddy Tom Breckenridge, whom I’ve known literally since he was born (two years after me), brought a TV and an HD antenna to set up in the parking lot to watch the game. When it started raining, one of the crew backed up a van and they all piled in to watch from that relative dryness.And then they started getting texts from friends inside the venue — the game was on all the TVs, despite the fact that they’d been told, explicitly, earlier in the week that wouldn’t happen. But Phish wanted the game on, so the game was on.Everyone rushed into the arena after the first period. They watched and they listened and they were nervous and they were relaxed. I’ve been to three Phish shows — I’ll see my fourth at the end of next week — and I can promise you, the juxtaposition between the nerves of watching playoff hockey and the joy of listening to a Phish jam is stark.The game ended during the concert’s set break, and Phish came back out with the one song every single person in that venue wanted to hear: “Gloria.” Two things have happened in the past week that some people in St. Louis have been waiting to see for a long, long time.On Saturday, I got married. On Wednesday, the Blues won the Stanley Cup. Somehow, hell has not frozen over, though it is cold and rainy in Boston today. The Blues have me in years; they waited 51 seasons before hoisting the Cup. I’m only 43, but I’m not so sure those two much-anticipated events are coincidental. See, I’m from St. Louis, and I’m actually moving back there with my wife — boy, that word is new and shiny and wonderful to use — and our beautiful 9-month-old BabyGirl later this summer, after 10 years in Charlotte.last_img read more