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first_imgThe CNTB’s organic posts on the social networks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter also record excellent results. Thus, the global Facebook page reached a reach of 2.5 million people in a few hours, and when we add to that the reach achieved on other Facebook pages created separately by markets, we come to a total reach of 5 million people. On this social network, which recorded more than 9000 new fans in just one day, the most popular was a promotional video with football players and posts about a short “school” on how to become a Croatian fan in seven steps. The announcement created in cooperation with the Great British Chefs, which promoted Croatian eno-gastronomy through the preparation of the best Croatian dish for the football championship by the top British chef Tom Brown, also records excellent results, the CNTB concludes.Twitter praised CNTB activitiesOf course, Twitter is also recording great results, as is the social network Instagram where the CNTB channel was visited by more than 8.5 million fans, and only on Twitter almost 3 million impressions were achieved, while the promotional video on this social network was seen by more than a million people.Saša Škorić, director of the HTTPOOL agency, which is a representative of Twitter, emphasizes that the CNTB has best recognized the advantages of Twitter in Croatia, using very active communication with fans. “With constant and year-round campaigns, the CNTB realized that it is even more important to see on Twitter which are the current events that are particularly emotional. Fans were the most active during the matches, during the halftime and at the end of the matches, and the CNTB placed promotional content at that very moment, thus maximizing the effectiveness of their messages.”, stressed Skoric.CNTB promotional bannerIn any case, this is an immeasurable advertisement for Croatia, and we will see in the near future how we used it, what story we told and how we will use it. The excellent performance of the Croatian national football team at the World Cup, where our country won a historic second place, significantly contributed to the promotion of Croatia. The culmination of pride and glory was the final match against France, and the focus and interest of the world public was recognized by the Croatian National Tourist Board as an exceptional opportunity to further promote our country as an attractive and desirable tourist destination.”The fact that Croatia played the finals of the World Cup is a historic result that has provided our country with the attention and admiration of the world. This is confirmed by the recorded results of our website, which during Sunday and the final recorded an increase in visits by more than 200 percent compared to the same period last year. The highest number of visits to the website was recorded from 16 pm until one hour after the match, and the highest number of visits was recorded from India, Italy, the USA, Germany, Croatia, Russia and France. “, said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, adding that a special version of the slogan of Croatian tourism had been created “Croatia Full of excellent players” which confirms its adaptability and the possibility of modification in accordance with promotional messages.Abbreviated version of the promotional video (attached below) Ambassadors of Croatian Tourism, in which Croatian national football team members appear Modric, Rakitic, Mandzukic, Lovren i Kovačić, was the backbone of promotional activities on social networks and new media.According to the CNTB, on the occasion of the final match, the promotional campaign on the YouTube channel and on the social networks Facebook and Instagram was well received.The focus was on the area around Luznhiki Stadium, and after the match on the entire Moscow area, and the campaign was further expanded to emitting markets such as Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland. These are countries that are important markets for Croatian tourism, but also countries where our players play for big clubs. As part of this campaign, impressive results were achieved: almost 4 million impressions, a shortened video reached a reach of 2.5 million people, and more than a million people commented, shared or liked the CNTB’s promotional announcement.last_img read more

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first_img“Significant differences still remain on a number of important issues,” Johnson’s official spokesman said on Monday, citing in particular EU access to UK fishing waters.The UK would “continue to engage constructively” with the EU, he added, but warned time was running out.”We’ve said we don’t want the talks to drag on into the autumn, that we want to make progress as quickly as possible in order to give certainty and clarity to business and there’s no change to that,” he told reporters. ‘Chasm’Brussels appears less pressed for time and believes the necessary ratification by the European Parliament and others would require a deal by late October.Weekend reports in British newspapers said Johnson is “reconciled” to the talks ending after the final scheduled round in mid-August, because of the “chasm” between the sides.Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier kicked off this week’s talks with a joint dinner on Monday evening.Their teams are set to discuss a host of issues, from fisheries and so-called level playing field rules on fair competition to law enforcement and judicial cooperation. Without a new agreement, the two sides would see ties reduced to minimum standards set by the World Trade Organization with high tariffs and serious disruptions to business.London last week unveiled its first detailed proposals for managing Britain’s post-Brexit borders, insisting they would be implemented regardless of whether a deal was struck.The blueprint confirmed the adoption of a staged approach to border enforcement over the first six months of 2021, with initial “light-touch” checks on goods from the bloc.But a leaked letter from International Trade Secretary Liz Truss to ministerial colleagues said the proposals risk smuggling, damaging Britain’s reputation and could face a legal challenge from the WTO.Business in Northern Ireland, whose frontier with southern neighbors Ireland will be Britain’s only land border with the EU, have also demanded more clarity about arrangements.The raft of proposed border measures set out in the 206-page document laid bare the added paperwork — and costs — many firms will face in trading with entities in the EU.One key plank of anti-EU “leave” supporters’ campaign was against Brussels bureaucracy. Britain and the European Union resume talks on Tuesday, with the clock running down to a year-end deadline for a new post-Brexit deal to replace half a century of integration.The latest round of negotiations takes place over three days in the British capital, with stalemate in key areas stoking fears of a no-deal scenario.Britain formally left the EU in January, following 47 years in the European project but agreed to a standstill transition until December 31 pending new trade terms. Topics : After the coronavirus pandemic combined with the two sides’ entrenched positions to stall progress, London and Brussels last month launched five weeks of intensified negotiations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in June vowed to add “a bit of oomph” into the gridlocked process, and predicted talks could conclude as early as this month.But several face-to-face sessions since then have yielded few signs of compromise, and the two sides remain far apart on various issues, with only two further rounds of talks left.Britain steadfastly refuses to extend the transition period and insists it will not let the negotiations “drag on” towards the end of the year.last_img read more

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first_imgThe last of these has stated that it would not take up the offer, while BPF Meubel has already agreed to transfer to Centric. The other schemes have yet to decide whether to accept the arrangements. Centric said it would carry out pension and financial administration, and offer management support, legal advice, and communication services. The six pension funds have 200,000 participants in total.The relatively large sector schemes for hairdressers (Kappers) and the cold meat sector (Vleeswaren), with 65,000 and 77,000 participants respectively, won’t transfer their administration to Centric.“Both schemes have complicated arrangements,” explained a spokesman for Syntrus Achmea. “It turned out to be impossible to transfer their administration within the agreement and the available capacity.”Both pension funds previously indicated that they expected problems in finding a new provider in the short term.At 2016-end, Syntrus Achmea announced that it would cease servicing 15 industry-wide pension funds within two years, as its IT systems could no longer cope with the multitude of pension arrangements.Instead, it said it would focus on company and occupational pension funds, as well as its own general pension fund (APF).Commenting on the agreement, Tom van der Spek, chairman of Achmea’s retirement division, emphasised that the agreement was focused on a smooth transition of Achmea’s services to Centric.“Our customers and their participants can count on a transfer to an organisation that wants to grow and invest in the administration of sector schemes,” he said.Van der Spek added that the agreement would safeguard Achmea employees’ jobs as well as their specific knowledge and experience.Centric – which has also offices in Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Romenia, Sweden, and Switzerland – employs 4,500 staff.The €500m pension fund for the wood-processing and yacht-building sector said it would place its administration with Delta Lloyd instead.It added that it would also outsource its asset management – currently also with Syntrus Achmea – to Delta Lloyd, which is to be taken over by Nationale Nederlanden.Peter Schuil, chairman of the BPF Houtverwerkende Industrie en Jachtbouw, said that Delta Lloyd came up with the best offer, which included a “legacy-free” platform, “excellent means of communication”, and the “lowest costs”.The scheme’s current administration costs amount to €250 per participant, which is more than twice the level at most other larger pension funds. IT firm and administrative service provider Centric said it was willing to take over the pensions administration of six of the industry-wide pension funds that have to leave Syntrus Achmea.Both companies have signed a letter of intent for a collective transition scheduled to take effect before 31 December 2017.The deal also included the transfer of some of Achmea’s staff to Gouda-based Centric. The company said the number would depend on how many schemes take up its offer.In a joint statement, the companies said that the agreed arrangements involved the sector pension funds for concrete products (BPF Betonproductenindustrie), the wood trade (BPF Houthandel), the travel sector (BPF Reiswerk), dental technicians (BPF Tandtechniek), the furniture industry (BPF Meubel), and the wood-processing and yacht-building industries (BPF Houtverwerkende Industrie en Jachtbouw).last_img read more

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first_img“While it may be true that there is no willful and deliberate forum shopping on the part of Roy Yanson’s camp, the rule is clear that forum shopping is a ground for dismissal of a case,” stated on the order. He said they believe that the special stockholders meeting was null and void from the very beginning because it did not constitute a quorum. The Yanson 4, however, through their spokesperson lawyer Raul Bitoon, said the decision is only temporary. In a Sept. 24 resolution, Judge Phoebe Gargantiel-Balbin junked the Yanson 4’s petition, saying “the instant petition filed by Roy Yanson is dismissible on the ground of forum shopping, under the Interim Rules in relation to the Rules of Court.” Bitoon disclosed that as of this timethe legal team of the Yanson 4 has yet to decide what remedy to take./PN Meanwhile, according to Atty. Norman Golez, Leo Rey’s legal counsel, whatever question regarding the legality of Leo Rey’s authority over VTI including stockholders and board meetings where the Yanson matriarch, Olivia, was elected as member of the board, was put to rest. Gargantiel-Balbin cited in the ruling that there are pending cases before the RTC in this city involving the same issue and among the same parties. It added that the determination of all corporate concerns between the parties could be best resolved with finality and without conflicting judgment if lodged in one court alone. Earlier in August, the Yanson 4 filed the petition against Leo Rey to invalidate his call for a special stockholders meeting on Aug. 19. “We are aware that decisions like this could be appealed or a motion for reconsideration could be filed. But as to which remedy to take, it will be taken by lawyer Sigfrid Fortun which I am not aware of this time,” Bitoon said. BACOLOD City – For lack of merit, theRegional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 45 here dismissed the petition for injunctionfiled by the Yanson 4 – Roy, Ricky, Celina, and Emily – against their youngestsibling and Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) president Leo Rey. Thus, the instant petition ought to bedismissed for willfully and deliberately splitting a cause of action or “litispendentia.”last_img read more

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first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man has been arrested after evading police and being stopped by a K-9 officer.According to police, Zachery A. Kress, 21, was arrested after he fled from an off-duty officer. Kress was wanted on an escape charge, after violating a home detention order. The off-duty officer followed a minivan, which Kress was riding in, to the Decatur County YMCA, and observed Kress exit the van and run toward Ohio Street.The officer informed dispatch of Kress’ location. Police set up a perimeter around the area, and a K-9 state police officer was brought in, and Kress was located in a fenced in residential yard. Police obtained permission to enter the property.Kress attempted to flee several times from police. Officers warned Kress the K-9 would be released if he did not cooperate. The K-9 was released and took Kress to the ground by biting him in the leg.Kress was evaluated at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital before being booked on charges of Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury to a Public Safety Officer, Battery Against a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Possession of Marijuana.last_img read more

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first_img The 44-year-old will send his relegation-haunted side into the white-hot cauldron of Newcastle’s St James’ Park on Sunday admitting that the Tyne-Wear showdown, which this year could have significant consequences for the respective participants, represents as difficult a test as any he has faced in his career to date. Di Canio said: “I can’t wait, I can’t wait. We live for it. We live to win cups or we live to qualify for the Europa League, to play in the Champions League, we live to play at the top level. But you know here, the result can change the mood for the derby next year because there is a joke between the fans. They work together at the office.” He added: “I know what is going on – in Rome it is similar, even if here it is more tough because we are talking about two different cities very close. This one is very, very tough. We know for what reason – Celtic v Rangers, there is a fire in this derby for not only sports reasons, we all know this. “But this one is one of the toughest, in my opinion, in the world and I am more than happy to have this chance.” Di Canio, of course, is a man who wears his heart on his sleeve, sometimes to his detriment, but he knows derby day is one for cool heads. Sunderland came close to snatching their first win on Tyneside since November 2000 last season despite having Stephane Sessegnon sent off 13 minutes after the break, and skipper Lee Cattermole followed him after the final whistle following Shola Ameobi’s last-gasp equaliser. And the Italian admits discipline will be key to his side’s hopes this time around. When it was suggested to him that he had been an excitable player himself, Di Canio replied with a smile: “Just a few times. “We know what happened last year. It wasn’t a very friendly game. We have to make sure, even if I can’t wait – already it is easy to imagine that the players are going to give everything – but we have to show our character, we have to drive our energy in a positive way. “We know sometimes, some players can lose their temper maybe because they want to show the fans they can be proud of them, and they can do something that puts the team in trouble. I will try to persuade them to use their energy to score a goal and to defend well to beat them and maybe celebrate the victory.” Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio cannot wait to experience “one of the toughest” derbies in world football.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_img– Over 70 golfers confirmed for the two-day tournamentOVER 70 golfers from Guyana and other parts of the world, will converge at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) this week-end vying for top prizes at the Guyana Open Golf tournament.The Guyana Open tournament is considered the premier golf tournament in Guyana since it attracts the largest field of competitors.However, reigning Male and Female champions Avinash Persaud and Joaan Deo, have both signaled their intention in regaining their respective titles when the two-day tournament concludes tomorrow at the Lusignan Golf Course, East Coast Demerara.The familiarity with the Lusignan Golf Course could seem a factor that could facilitate repeat success for both golfers, but for the 27-year-old, Deo, defending her Guyana’s Open title will certainly take desire concentration, determination and the will to win.Speaking with this publication yesterday, Deo, who is the two-time Guyana Open Women’s Champion, said she is prepared to defend her title at all cost.“I don’t think it will be difficult to defend my title, but it will certainly take desire concentration, determination and the will to win, but I’m prepared to defend and ready to repeat,” she disclosed.Christine SukhramUndoubtedly one of the best golfers locally, Deo is fully aware of the challenges she is expected to face from Christine Sukhram and last year’s second place finisher. Shaunella Webster.However, Deo explained that once she stays focus throughout the 36 holes over the two days and bring her best golf, she is positive in securing good scores, despite the change of format.“I think it will be a minor setback. However, I have been playing well for the past few weeks. I have won the last two tournaments out of the three that I participated in, with low net scores and decent gross scores. I had an 83 on Sunday in the inaugural Silica Sandport Golf Tournament which is pretty much in contention for the gross championship this weekend.Apart from last weekend’s tournament, I have played a few rounds, trying to work on my approach shots, some shots that needs improving. Basically putting in some practice before the big event that will certainly prepared me for the weekend,” Deo pointed out.According to Vice-President of the Lusignan Golf Club, Brian Hackett, the ladies format will be back to the original format where they play on the best gross for the championship, and play on best net for individual prizes.On the other hand, the 26-year-old, Persaud, who enjoys the sport to its fullest, claimed his seventh Guyana Open title last year and intends to reach the same heights again, but acknowledged that the task will not be that easy.Despite the challenges he anticipates, Persaud remains optimistic. He pointed out during the exclusive interview, that the venue is his home turf, adding that once he does the basics, and plays within his game limits, success will come his way.This year’s activities will also include special participation in an inaugural Guyana Open Putting Contest which will see Queen’s College, Bishops’ High and St. Roses High competing for the title.Joaan DeoThe LGC is anticipating a large turnout of competitors on the nine-hole course, with keen rivalry in the Championship Flight (0-9 handicap), B Flight (10-18), C Flight (19-28) and Ladies Flight.Tee-off time is 06:00hrs each day. Admission is free, and ‘early-bird’ fans will receive a free raffle ticket to win one of several gate prizes, compliments of the sponsors. To be eligible, fans must be in before 14:00hrs each day.Another initiative taken by the LGC, will see the Guyana Motor Racing Club displaying several race cars for fans to inspect and take close-up photographs.Meanwhile, Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr.George Norton is expected to declare the tournament open.last_img read more

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first_img Published on December 23, 2012 at 11:08 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman NEW YORK – Syracuse had no answer for Khalif Wyatt. Wherever he was on the floor, Wyatt managed to make plays.The Temple guard shot 8-of-17 from the floor and hit an astounding 15 free throws for a total of 33 points to lead the Owls to an 83-79 upset win over No. 3 Syracuse Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Wyatt paced Temple’s offense, sliced through the Orange’s zone and knocked down shots from the outside.Owls head coach Fran Dunphy said Wyatt challenged himself to play better than he did in Temple’s 72-62 loss to Canisius Wednesday. In that game, Wyatt missed all six of his 3-point attempts.“Khalif took the challenge saying to himself that he did not play well the last time out, ‘I need to make my team better,” Dunphy said. “He made some really good plays when we were struggling to score and stay in the game with Khalif making plays.”Wyatt hit a 3-pointer with about four minutes remaining in the first half to cut Temple’s deficit to two, making it 31-29 Syracuse. And then he hit his second 3 of the game with just 30 seconds left in the half to make it 40-38 SU heading into the break.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Wyatt playing so efficiently, Temple’s offense ran smoothly. The Owls often tried to score in transition, but they also didn’t force shots in their half-court offense. Wyatt and Temple were patient, but Orange head coach Jim Boeheim said the Owls’ methodical approach wasn’t anything different than what his team has seen all season.“Same pace we played every game this year,” Boeheim said. “Everybody we play plays that way. Everyone we play takes the whole shot clock, everyone does that and we are used to that.”Either way, Temple fed off the way Wyatt played. The guard had all four of his assists in the second half. Syracuse’s defense started paying more and more attention to where he was on the floor, leaving other Owls shooters room to work.“I think with Wyatt being able to do whatever he wanted in the second half, we kind of shaded to his side a little bit more, and left the middle wide open,” Syracuse guard Brandon Triche said. “We knew they had shooters once they got their feet set.”Game to forget for Carter-WilliamsFor the first time this season, Michael Carter-Williams was reduced to being a nonfactor for Syracuse. And it was all because of the way Temple approached the nation’s leader in assists.Carter-Williams shot a paltry 3-of-17 from the floor, missed eight free throws and committed four personal fouls. He came into the game leading the nation in assists per game at 10.7, but could only dish out six on Saturday.Despite his struggles, Carter-Williams finished the game with 13 points in 33 minutes. But the Owls negated his ability to create plays for the Orange’s scorers on the perimeter.Temple never moved off of Syracuse’s shooters to help defend Carter-Williams so he had nowhere to which to pass. That meant he either had to drive the basket or take a jumper, but it also threw off the rhythm of the Orange’s offense.“We talked a little about denying him the ball, but he’s so good, so fast and so long, that was difficult to do,” Dunphy said. “I think he’s a really good player.”So by clamping down on the Orange’s shooters, Carter-Williams’ ability to run the offense took a hit. James Southerland, one of Syracuse’s best 3-point shooters, didn’t get many open looks to the basket and missed both of his 3-point attempts.With the Owls’ method of throwing off Carter-Williams and the SU offense working so effectively, Syracuse could see a lot more of it as the season progresses.“I think a lot of teams are going to start doing that,” Carter-Williams said. “They see I pass the ball, so I’ve got to get used to it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_imgSyracuse running back Adonis Ameen-Moore and tight end Max Beaulieu will not participate in the Pinstripe Bowl for a violation of athletic department rules, head coach Doug Marrone announced via a press release from SU Athletics.Ameen-Moore’s loss means the Orange will be without one of its most formidable tailbacks when SU plays West Virginia at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 29. Ameen-Moore, along with Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley, gave Syracuse a three-player rushing attack that powered the Orange’s offense during its 5-1 finish to the regular season.Toward the middle part of the season, Ameen-Moore became Syracuse’s primary running back in the “Tank” package, which is used in tight goal-line situations. The sophomore finished the regular season with 108 yards on the ground on 30 carries and scored five touchdowns.Ameen-Moore had his best game of the season against Temple. With Syracuse’s tailbacks banged up, Ameen-Moore saw his role expand. He finished the game with 57 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Orange’s 38-20 win over the Owls.Beaulieu only saw action in the Orange’s 40-10 win over Connecticut back on Oct. 19. Beaulieu, a junior, didn’t play in any games during his previous two seasons with the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will already be without linebacker Marquis Spruill for “a significant portion” of the game. Marrone announced the punishment Dec. 21 due to Spruill’s arrest earlier in the month. Spruill was arrested with running back and punt returner Steve Rene. Both players appeared in Syracuse City Court on Dec. 19 but the case was adjourned until Jan. 30. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

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first_img  Subs:  16.        Darren Gleeson – Portroe  17.        Kieran Bergin – Killenaule  18.        Andrew Coffey – Nenagh Éire Óg  19.        Jason Forde – Silvermines  20.        Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy  21.        Seamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s  22.        Steven O’Brien – Ballina  23.        Daire Quinn – Nenagh Éire Óg  24.        Gearóid Ryan – Templederry Kenyons  25.        Willie Ryan – Clonakenny  26.        Paddy Stapleton – Borris-IleighTipp FM’s live coverage of the match begins at 3.35 on Sunday and will be brought to you in association with Jamie Lawlor Crash Repairs. 1.          Darragh Mooney – Éire Óg Annacarty  2.          Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill  3.          James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane  4.          Conor O’Brien – Éire Óg Annacarty  5.          Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg             6.          Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields  7.          Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields  8.          Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh  9.          Michael Breen – Ballina  10.        Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney  11.        Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh  12.        Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghs  13.        John O’Dwyer – Killenaule  14.        Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch  15.        John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney The Éire Óg Annacarty club man replaces Darren Gleeson between the posts for the match at Cusack Park in Ennis.Seamus Callanan, who came on against Cork last time out, is set to make his first league start at full-forward while Dan McCormack will line out at centre-forward.The match day panel is as follows:last_img read more

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