Coordination meeting of the CNTB with the county tourist boards was held

first_imgToday, the coordination of the system of county tourist boards and the City of Zagreb was held in the Main Office of the Croatian Tourist Board, where the director of the Main Office of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić presented the positive trends of this tourist year, according to the CNTB.Kako je rekao direktor Staničić, riječ je o sastanku koji za cilj ima uspostavljanje još bolje i učinkovitije komunikacije unutar sustava. „Following my statements after taking over the position of director of the Croatian Tourist Board that strengthening cooperation in the system of tourist boards is one of my priorities, today we held the first coordination with the directors of tourist boards of counties. I had the opportunity to present to colleagues the implementation of previous activities of the CNTB Head Office, as well as plans for the continuation of the year and also hear first hand the situation in each county, with which directors of county tourist boards are particularly pleased, but also what are the potential challenges. which we need to work on together. The system of tourist boards is an extremely important part of the tourism sector, in many ways it is the initiator of various activities aimed at improving the overall offer of destinations and we need to work on it and establish a stronger synergy of private and public sector., said director Staničić.Na sastanku se govorilo i o marketinškim i PR kampanjama za posezonu 2017. godine te o udruženom oglašavanju, a direktor Staničić je naglasio kako su nedavno objavljeni javni pozivi za udruženo oglašavanje i strateške projekte, s posebnim naglaskom na poticanje prometa u razdobljima pred i posezone, kao i jačanju intenziteta postojećih aviolinija te uvođenje novih. „County tourist boards are now given an even more significant role in creating strategic commitments, as well as in managing the entire promotion process. Excellent tourist results so far this year, on which I congratulate all those who are responsible for them, as well as the expected further growth of traffic in the postseason, put before us all great expectations and challenges for the tourist year 2018. “Director Staničić pointed out and added that in addition to today’s coordination, in the coming period he will visit destinations and talk in the field with key people in the tourism industry, in order to better prepare all activities for the coming year.last_img read more

10,000 TEU Boxship Joins Navios Containers’ Fleet

first_imgMonaco-based owner and operator of containerships Navios Maritime Containers has taken delivery of a secondhand 10,000 TEU boxship.Acquired in January this year for USD 52.5 million, the 2011-built ship was handed over to the company on April 23, 2019.The unit is chartered out at a net rate of USD 26,325 per day until November 2020 and thereafter at a rate of USD 27,300 per day until October 2021.Navios Containers owns 30 containerships, including one 10,000 TEU boxship it expects to take delivery of in Q3 2019, totaling 152,821 TEU, with a current average fleet age of 10.7 years.Since the end of 2017, Navios Containers has grown its fleet capacity by 72% on a TEU basis. The company’s fleet increased from 21 to 30 vessels, representing a 43% rise in the number of vessels.last_img

GBA, Bristol, McDonald to stage International competition

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Association will kick off its year of activities for 2017 with a planned international competition on February 18. The GBA will collaborate with overseas-basedSeon BristolGuyanese Seon Bristol and Alford McDonald to stage the first of three international events for the year.The February competition was long in the making and already St Maarten has signaled its intention of sending a team.GBA president,Steve Ninvalle,said discussions are being held with Suriname,Trinidad and St. Lucia to add more international flavour.According to Ninvalle the collaboration is part of his association’s stratergised effort to provide adequate and quality competition for Guyanese boxers and comes at a time when the GBA is preparing for major overseas engagements. He noted that both McDonald and Bristol are former boxers who have seen it as their duty to give back to the sport.“Mr. McDonald has been relentless in making sure that the planned event becomes a reality and Seon Bristol has had a long relationship with the GBA. Our collective hope is that this will become an annual event,” Ninvalle declared.When contacted, Bristol who resides in the USA, said that both him and McDonald are happy to give back to the sport. “We understand that the GBA, as most of the other associations in Guyana, has been struggling financially. We have seen it fit to talk the talk and also walk the walk and this is just another way of us repaying the sport we love,” Bristol said.February’s event would be the first since Guyana took the Caribbean Development Tournament by the scruff of its neck. A local team of 11 boxers returned from Barbados in early December 2016 with 10 gold medals and one silver. Christopher Moore was named Best Boxer.last_img read more

Badminton News What PV Sindhu said after her historic World Badminton Championship victory

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Basel (Switzerland): Two-time silver medallist PV Sindhu was left speechless after her agonising wait for the elusive gold finally ended with a maiden World Championship title here on Sunday. Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships gold by thrashing familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever.Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final that went down as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a dominating win over the same opponent.“I am really very happy. I have waited for this victory and finally I have become a world champion,” Sindhu told reporters.“I have no words to express, because I have been waiting for so long. Last time, it was silver, before that it was silver and finally I am a world champion so I am really really happy. I have been expecting this for a very long time. So I got it finally and I want to enjoy it, feel it.”It was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal—most by a female singles player alongside former Olympic and world champion Zhang Ning of China—to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.“This win makes it more special because I am the first woman in India to win gold and I would like to thank everybody out there for their support,” she said.Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.Sindhu credited her coaches for the performance and dedicated the win to her mother P Vijaya.“A lot of credit to my coaches, Gopi Sir and Kim (Ji Hyun) and also to my parents, my support staff and sponsors who believed in me,” she said.“I dedicate this win to my mom, it’s her birthday today. I thought I will gift her something and finally I gift her this gold medal. It is because of my parents that I am here today.”As the Indian national anthem reverberated across the St Jakobshalle stadium here, Sindhu stood at the podium with moist eyes.“It was really special when the flag went up and national anthem was playing and I had goosebumps, I have no words to express because you play for your country and it is definitely a proud moment for me,” she said.The Olympic silver medallist said she approached the finals like any other match and it took the pressure off her as she could produce her best.“I think I just focused on my match and didn’t think it was a final. I just thought it was just another match like I played the semifinals and quarterfinals. I just went in that way and gave my 100 percent.“Winning and losing is secondary but for me just going to the court and giving my 100 percent is very important.”Talking about the final, Sindhu said, “Usually the Japanese girls play a lot of rallies, so there were long rallies and then I was dominating all of them and from the starting I maintained the lead and finished it off.“I had to be alert on court. For me, I had to be prepared for everything, attack or defence. So not any particular strategy against her. It is just that each point mattered to me.Watch Highlights of PV Sindhu’s historic World Badminton Championship win:“I was very confident even though I was giving one or two points, then I was getting those points back and finally I did it.”Asked if the absence of players such as Akane Yamaguchi and Carolina Marin made her path to the triumph easy, she said, “I don’t think so because top one to 15 players are all of equal standard. It is just who plays well on a given day is the winner.“I think there were lot of great players like Tai Tzu (Ying), (Nozomi) Okuhara and Ratchanok (Inthanon).”On the pressure of expectations from the fans, Sindhu said, “Everybody was wanting this win from me. After Rio Olympics silver medal, the expectations from me is really high. Every time I go to a tournament, everyone expects me to win a gold.“After a year I also thought what should I do for it and instead of thinking about others, I thought maybe I should just play for myself and give my 100 percent and automatically I win because thinking about others would put extra pressure on me.”Asked about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she said, “Tokyo 2020 is not so far but right now it is step-by-step for me. I know the Olympic qualification is going so I hope I do well, but right now I just want to enjoy and don’t want to think anything else.”Crestfallen after the devastating loss, Okuhara, the 2017 champion, said she just couldn’t match up to the pace of Sindhu.“Sindhu played very speedy returns and I couldn’t move fast enough. I couldn’t defend. It can happen in sports, this time it didn’t work out,” said the world no. 4 Japanese.“I have lost matches in other competitions so I know I will have to improve my physical and mental fitness to be prepared for next time.” last_img read more

MerseyGirl Poppy gets in the swing

first_img Teenager Poppy Gerrard, from the dance group MerseyGirls who made it to this year’s finals of Britain’s Got Talent, is getting behind the drive to encourage more girls to take up golf.Poppy and the MerseyGirls first hit the headlines when they earned a golden buzzer from judge Alesha Dixon in the audition stages. Now Poppy is using her fame to share her new love of golf with other girls.Poppy was persuaded to go along to the local driving range at Moreton Hills Golf Centre on the Wirral with her dad and brother, where she was spotted by the eagle eyes of the head PGA Professional Daniel Adams.Poppy enjoyed her introduction to golf and some healthy competition as she tried to catch up with the skills of her bother. Now, the 15-year-old, who loves being outdoors and sporty, wants to be a role model for other young girls and encourage them to try something different and adopt a healthy lifestyle.After talking to Daniel and her mum Kath, Poppy is promoting a taster session for girls at Moreton Hills in October where the girls will be able to come along to the golf centre, meet Poppy and take part in some dancing and golfing with her.The places filled up in record time after Poppy took to Instagram to say: “When I have not been training/dancing with MerseyGirls I have been spending some time learning a new hobby. Golf is actually a lot harder and cooler than I thought it would be.” She then invited girls to join her at Moreton Hills to “hang out, take photos and have some fun hitting golf shots.”Since the Instagram invitation Poppy and Daniel have been busy planning the event at Moreton Hills and have been on a photo shoot around the Wirral (see below) to show what a beautiful part of the country it is to visit and play golf.Alison Lysons, England Golf’s Cheshire Club Support Officer, said: “It’s really exciting to see someone like Poppy enjoying learning to play golf and wanting to encourage other young girls to try a new sport and become more active.“I’m sure the event at Moreton Hills will be a great success and hope that the girls who come along will not only enjoy the event but will want to return and take advantage of the great range of classes that Daniel has on offer.”Lauren Spray, Women and Girls’ Participation Manager at England Golf added: “Poppy’s use of Instagram has demonstrated the importance of choosing the right way to communicate with youngsters and recruit them to our sport.“By coming directly from Poppy, her peers they have trusted her opinion and signed up to come along to have a go at golf. Poppy has presented golf in a cool, accessible way which has encouraged these teenage girls to take part and enjoy themselves. This is something England Golf is working hard to achieve through Girls Golf Rocks, our girls’ national recruitment campaign which we run jointly with the Golf Foundation.”For more information about this event and other taster opportunities please contact Daniel Adams, Head PGA Professional at Moreton Hills Golf Centre at daniel.adams42@hotmail.comTo find out about other opportunities across the country visit www.getintogolf.org Get into golf is England’s Golf’s campaign to inspire more people to take up golf and it offers a range of low-cost beginner activities delivered by PGA professionals.Girls Golf Rocks is a joint initiative run by England Golf and the Golf Foundation to encourage girls aged 5 to 18 to learn golf in a fun and social way, supported by amabassadors from county girls’ squads.It currently runs in 15 counties across England. Girls are invited to take part in free taster sessions and if they want to learn more, to move on into fun, informal group lessons at a golf club or driving range. Find out more at www.getintogolf.org/ggr or follow Girls Golf Rocks on Twitter at @GirlsGolfRocks1 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GirlsGolfRocks Tags: Alison Lysons, Get into golf, Moreton Hills, women and girls 28 Sep 2017 MerseyGirl Poppy gets in the swing last_img read more