Eurowings opens a new line Düsseldorf – Zagreb

first_imgThe second largest airline in Croatia is recording excellent results on the Croatian market.In 2017, it had an expansion of 60% on the Croatian market with over 900.000 passengers, flights had a occupancy rate of about 90%, while with a total of 42 routes to Croatia in 2018 it expects to transport over a million passengers to / from Croatia. Encouraged by the excellent results, the inaugural flight at the new destination Zagreb-Düsseldorf, which is the fifth city to which Eurowings operates from Zagreb, was officially launched on Tuesday.In the future, they plan to focus even more on increasing the number of flights and destinations in the winter flight schedule, following the example of the Rijeka-Cologne route. “We are glad that we have introduced the fifth line to Zagreb from Germany and we expect 200.000 passengers in 2018 on these lines. We are proud that Eurowings is the fastest growing airline in Europe and in Croatia. In the coming period, we plan to further increase the number of lines and destinations to Croatia and focus on reducing seasonality in the country.”, Said Ivan Oreč, destination development manager at Eurowings.During the winter and summer flight schedules, Eurowings will connect Düsseldorf and Zagreb three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.The Director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld, believes that the opening of a new Eurowings route on the route Düsseldorf – Zagreb, in addition to existing flights to Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart and direct connection with Zagreb, creates a unique opportunity to expand the market. the city of Croatia, but also the whole country to visitors from Germany, but also from all over the world. “In this regard, I would like to point out that the Croatian capital, from January to September this year, was visited by 14% (52.302) more guests from Germany who achieved an increase of 11% in overnight stays (94.301). Also, guests from Germany are positioned among the best guests in terms of length of stay in Zagreb and are always at the top of the list of visitors to our citySaid Bienenfeldlast_img read more

Commission’s cod and whiting proposals branded ‘unworkable’ says KFO

first_imgThe Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has expressed its concern ahead of the annual meeting of the Council of Fisheries Ministers.It believes that an industry already in a state of heightened anxiety regarding Brexit could now face further serious challenges and potential hardship particularly with the Commission’s cod and whiting proposals in the Celtic Sea.The negotiations to set Total Allowable Catches (TACs) and quotas for 2020 take place in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday next (December 16th and 17th). Seán O’Donoghue, CEO of the KFO said: “Brexit will now become a reality with the resounding Tory victory in last Thursday’s UK election. Along with our European colleagues, we have worked night and day for the last three and a half years to mitigate against the seismic ramifications on our €21billion industry, of this defining moment in modern political history.“It is imperative that might and main are moved to protect the Irish seafood sector in the future trade negotiations which last year alone, was valued at €1.25billion employing more than 14,300 people predominantly in rural, coastal locations. Michel Barnier and Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan will play key roles with our Government to negotiate the retention of the close linkage between fisheries and the wider trade relationship in order to maintain existing access to fishing waters and existing resource allocations. This linkage absolutely critical.“However, we must also keep our eye on the ball in the short-term and the Commission’s remedial measures, published as part of its TACs and quotas proposals 2020 for cod and whiting in the Celtic Sea are ‘unworkable’. These would have dire impacts on a whole range of fisheries in the area with the early closure of these fisheries, should these measures be adopted in their present form. Fishermen cannot countenance these unworkable measures in the Celtic Sea that would lead to early closures of a vast array of sustainable fisheries in the area with the loss of jobs as well as putting the viability of the demersal fleet in jeopardy.“The Commission’s proposals also contain some significant reductions in a number of key Irish stock such as the 15% reduction in nephrops, 30% reduction in monkfish and 40% reduction in pollack. I question the justification for these reductions both on a scientific basis particularly for monkfish and pollack and also most importantly that the Commission’s proposals take no account of the socio-economic obligations enshrined in the CFP. The proposals only take account of the sustainability principles. If the socio-economic obligations had been taken into account, the proposed cuts in some of our key stocks would almost be eliminated or significantly reduced. I fully expect Minister Creed to take account of these missing factors from the Commission’s proposals during the Council next week.” There are some stocks not yet included in the Commission’s proposals such as mackerel and blue whiting. These have now been agreed at Coastal States level with mackerel up 41% and blue whiting up 2%.“In recent years, errors in the scientific advice has also led to me publicly expressing concern that ICES does not have a fit-for-purpose quality assurance system in place. In this regard, it is imperative that ICES expediates the putting in place a quality assurance system across its entire process to enable all stakeholders have confidence in its advice,” concluded Mr O’Donoghue.The KFO expects, as in previous years, after the usual battles that ‘The Hague Preferences’ – which see Ireland and the UK getting elevated quotas for a number of key species when reductions are proposed – will be delivered.The KFO will be meeting Minister Creed and his advisers in Brussels ahead of the talks beginning and subsequently, on a regular basis during the Fisheries Council negotiations.We will support his endeavours to deliver the best deal possible in terms of sustainable and economically-viable fishing opportunities for Ireland for 2020, added the spokesman. Commission’s cod and whiting proposals branded ‘unworkable’ says KFO was last modified: December 14th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Josh Phegley, A’s hammer Pirates 14-1

first_imgPITTSBURG — Josh Phegley had a career-high eight RBIs Friday as the visiting Oakland A’s broke out of a six-game losing streak in a big way, shellacking the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-1.Phegley hit a solo homer, two bases-clearing doubles and an RBI single. It was the most RBIs against Pittsburgh since St. Louis’ Kenny Reitz had eight June 28, 1977.Matt Chapman also homered for the A’s, who racked up 16 hits.Pittsburgh had its two-game winning streak snapped and has lost nine of 11. Oak …last_img read more

“The Emerald Lakes” GC24VY3 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 4, 2010

first_img SharePrint RelatedAn Easter (Island) Geocache – Rano Kau – Rapa Nui (GC22ZGB) – Geocache of the WeekMarch 27, 2013In “Community”Jellyfish Lake – Ongeim’l Tketau GC11A56 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 28, 2012May 28, 2012In “Community””Glaciar Perito Moreno – Patagonia” GC1JPHG GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 23, 2011May 23, 2011In “Community” View of “The Emerald Lakes” “The Emerald Lakes” (GC24VY3) reveals the rugged beauty of New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park.  Geocachers hike to the top of Mt. Tongariro to discover the three picturesque lakes.  The lakes themselves began as craters formed during volcanic activity.Geocacher funkymunkyzone created the cache in March of this year.  The difficulty two, terrain 4.5  EarthCache requires a day hike of nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles).There are three requirements to claim the EarthCache.  Geocachers must use their GPS units to record the elevation of each of the three lakes, describe the color of the lakes and take a photo of the lakes showing their GPS device at the published coordinates.View of “The Emerald Lakes”More than a dozen geocachers have already logged a smiley on the cache.Continue your exploration of the some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world.  Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Barak Valley situation reviewed ahead of NRC draft update

first_imgAssam Chief Secretary T.Y. Das and Director-General of Police Kuladhar Saikia on Monday reviewed the law and order and internal security situation of four Barak Valley districts ahead the publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State.An Assam police spokesperson said a high-level team comprising Mr. Das, Mr. Saikia and other senior officials visited Cachar district and took stock of the law and order and internal security situation in Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Dima Hasao districts.High-level discussions“Various issues relating to internal security and the emerging law and order situation were discussed threadbare.“This is the fifth meeting of the high-power team before publication of the draft NRC,” the official said. The District Collectors, the Superintendents of Police and senior officers of the police, the Army, the Central police forces and the Indian Air Force engaged in the districts took part in the discussion, he added.Senior officials, including Special DGP (SB) Pallab Bhattacharyya and Additional DGP (Law and Order) Mukesh Agrawal were present.last_img read more

Hard Rock casino testing online sports betting in New Jersey

first_imgFor the fewer than six months that sports betting was legal last year, it generated just over $94 million in revenue for casinos and tracks. The state got $10.4 million in sports betting taxes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hard Rock plans an announcement within the next few days regarding in-person sports betting at the casino, casino president Joe Lupo said. Hard Rock hopes to have online and in-person sports betting available before the Feb. 3 Super Bowl, he said.It is likely to be the last Atlantic City casino to join the sports book race. Hard Rock will be the eighth of the city’s nine casinos to offer sports betting. Caesars does not have it, but its customers are served by the sports book at its neighboring sister property, Bally’s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSports betting is off to a fast start in New Jersey, which won a U.S. Supreme Court case in May clearing the way for all 50 states to offer such wagering. So far, eight states do.More than $1.24 billion has been bet on sporting events in New Jersey since such wagering began in mid-June. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Duke women’s hoops holding ‘Mental Wealth Day’ LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ This July 5, 2018 photo shows a roulette dealer behind the glass at a table at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Jan. 26, 2019, Hard Rock began so-called “soft-play” testing of its sports betting equipment and systems and said it hopes to have online and in-person sports betting available before the Feb. 3 Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s Hard Rock casino has begun offering online sports betting just over a week before the Super Bowl.The casino received permission late Friday from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to begin so-called “soft-play” testing of equipment and systems for online sports betting, and did so Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more