Discover The Colors Of Croatia – autumn CNTB campaign in 7 European markets

first_imgThis autumn campaign promotes natural beauty, culture, nautical and eno-gastronomy, and will be implemented until the second half of November through thematic articles on online portals, print ads and advertising on social networks with the label #DiscoverTheColoursOfCroatia. – Although the current epidemiological situation in Europe, as well as the current restrictions for travel that vary from country to country do not allow greater realization of tourist traffic, in this part of the year it is very important to maintain Croatia’s visibility in our most important European markets. It is with this goal that we launched this campaign in which we want to further position our country as a safe destination with a rich, quality and attractive offer in the post-season period. Our goal is for Croatia to be positioned in the minds of many as a destination that guarantees safety and quality vacation with numerous activities and facilities, pointed out the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić. Staničić: The goal is to maintain Croatia’s visibility in key European markets According to the CNTB, the campaign is also being implemented through print advertising, and cooperation with travel platforms has been launched. Lonely planet i National Geographic through whose channels all tourist products involved in the autumn campaign will be promoted.center_img The Croatian National Tourist Board has launched a new promotional campaign “Discover The Colors of Croatia” na 7 European markets, ie in the markets Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and the United Kingdom.  Campaign activities “Discover The Colors Of Croatiawill be conducted through the social networks Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, through the placement of articles on the most read and most famous portals in certain markets such as, and in Austria, in Poland and in the Czech Republic, as well as on specialized portals and in Germany, within which special HUBs, ie micro-websites with content dedicated exclusively to Croatia, have been created, according to the CNTB.last_img read more

Virus pushes Pakistan’s transgender dancers out of their homes

first_img“I want to return to a routine again, to dance again and to do something good in my life,” said Ali, sitting barefoot on the steps of the house in Pakistan’s capital.Transgender people in the country are known as “khawajasiras” or “hijras” — an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers.Many claim to be the cultural heirs of eunuchs who thrived at the courts of the Mughal emperors that ruled the Indian subcontinent for two centuries until the British arrived in the 19th century and banned them.They are traditionally called upon for rituals such as blessing newborns or to bring life to weddings and parties, in a country where it is considered un-Islamic for a woman to dance in front of men. Before the virus shutdown, dancer Adnan Ali had carved out a comfortable living performing at parties for newlyweds and newborns, avoiding the financial hardship faced by many in Pakistan’s transgender community.But the closure of wedding halls and scrapped celebrations where she would twist and twirl in front of applauding crowds have frozen her income, forcing her out of the one-bedroom apartment she rented in a wealthy suburb of Islamabad. Now she shares a cramped single room in a shelter with other transgender dancers who have also lost work because of a nationwide lockdown triggered by the pandemic.  Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognize a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Several have also run in elections.Despite these signs of integration, they are largely shunned by society, the victims of beatings and rapes. Those who cannot make ends meet as dancers are often condemned to a life of begging or sex work.Outside the joy of dancing, life for 26-year-old Mena Gul has always felt like a form of self-isolation.”We have been quarantined for our entire life, we cannot go outside and we hide our faces whenever we leave our homes,” she told AFP, her wardrobe of dazzling dresses neglected.  Now she has left behind the safety of the apartment she shared with fellow dancers in the northwestern city of Peshawar and moved into a room in one of the city’s slums.While impoverished Pakistan has relaxed its shutdown of businesses, even as a record number of new cases are reported on a near daily basis, wedding halls have not been allowed to reopen.Over the past few months the shelter, which once helped around a dozen transgender people, has bulged to offer food to more than 70, supported by local donations. The few rooms it offers were quickly filled, with some sleeping on the floor to maximise space. Make-up artist Nadeem Kashish, who founded the shelter, has had to turn many people away. On the street outside, dozens pushed out of work beg passers-by for food. “I can see that the problems will increase in the future, it’s not going to end, the uncertainty has created mental and physiological problems,” Kashish said, questioning whether the dancers will be able to regain the financial freedom they once had.Dancing is a way of avoiding a life of begging or sex work for many in the marginalised transgender community, believed to number hundreds of thousands in Pakistan according to studies by non-profit groups and development organizations.Fear of contracting the virus has caused many sex workers to stop offering services, pushing them further into poverty.”They were already facing social humiliation and further isolation is increasing their stress and anxiety,” said Taimur Kamal, a transgender rights activist, of those forced out of work. For Ali, the Islamic month of Ramadan which ends this weekend should be a time to be swept up in the excitement of celebration and feasting with friends.Now she spends her time searching out donations for the overburdened shelter. “I dream of a time when this corona thing has ended and I start performing in parties again.”Topics :last_img read more

Brisbane Broncos star sells home after NRL finals exit

first_img How to own 20 homes before you’re 30 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:53Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe top 5 Love It or List It makeovers from season 100:54 Josh McGuire and the Brisbane Broncos were bundled out of final contention on September 9. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images.ONE of the Broncos biggest stars has sold up in Brisbane just weeks after the troubled team was bundled out of NRL grand final contention.Josh McGuire, who debuted with the Broncos in 2009, had his “lavish hilltop haven with views right out to Moreton Bay” on the market for just two months before it sold. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Photos show huge scale of Chris Hemsworth’s $9m mega-mansion Josh McGuire (right) of the Broncos is tackled by James Graham (left) of the Dragons during the elimination final between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George-Illawarra Dragons in Week 1 of the NRL Finals Series at Suncorp Stadium in early September. Picture: AAP Image/Darren England. Josh McGuire has found a buyer for his stunning Brisbane family home.The property was listed as being on a huge 2000 sqm block in an exclusive estate in Cashmere.McGuire had planned to put in an inground swimming pool and adjoining pool house “but they’ve decided to relocate before they commenced this project”. The home has good privacy.“One of the first things you’ll notice as you set foot on the property is that the block is quite usable and in addition to the remote double lockup garage, there’s ample space to store extra cars, trailers and even boats and caravans,” the listing said. The home is on a huge 2000 sqm block. The yard is tiered into usable spaces.It also has two water tanks that irrigate the tiered yard which was fenced for dogs, a solar system, ducted airconditioning systems, security alarm and loads of storage.“One of the great aspects of this home is that you feel like you don’t really have any neighbours — no-one is looking in on you so your privacy is maintained.” He and wife Tanyssa had bought the property three and a half year ago and initially wanted offers above $850,000. They accepted an off of $830,000 on Monday, according to CoreLogic records. Australia’s most expensive home sold More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoJosh McGuire’s wife Tanyssa with their kids Maiya and Maxon at their home earlier this year. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning.last_img read more

The Five Hidden Signs Of Stress

first_img Sharing is caring! 11 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle The Five Hidden Signs Of Stress by: – October 5, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share More often than not, life is full of frustrating hassles, deadlines and demands that lead to stress on a daily basis. Many people experience stress on a daily basis. While stress can be a motivating force that helps you perform under pressure, too much of it is bad for you. Stress has been shown to play a role in digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome and even cardiovascular disease and stroke. Additionally, women are especially prone to stress during menopause, which causes hormone levels to fluctuate. If you often feel overwhelmed, your stress level is probably unreasonably high. Educating yourself about the signs and symptoms of stress is the first step towards reducing its negative mind/body effects. Here are five signs that you’re too stressed out:Pain In Your Jaw. If you’re experiencing jaw pain, it could be because you’ve been clenching your jaw muscles. This is something people tend to do when they are feeling tense or anxious, and it can happen while you’re awake or asleep. You also may be grinding your teeth, which can lead to a similar pain. A mouth guard can be useful for this. In general, it helps a lot to be aware of what you’re experiencing, so that you can get to the root of why you’re feeling tense. In the meantime, focus on relaxing your jaw when you feel yourself tensing up. Itchy Skin. Stress brings about changes in the immune cells found in the skin, causing them to become activated. That can result in itchy skin and rashes. Stress can make certain skin conditions — psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema – even worse . If your skin has been itching lately, consider the level of stress in your life, and take steps to minimize it. You might also want to visit a dermatologist, who can treat your condition with a cream or lotion Eye Twitch. Though the exact cause of eye twitching is unknown, it can be a sign that you need to take a break and relax. Sometimes a twitch will go away following a good night’s sleep, but it can last as long as three weeks. Fatigue and excessive caffeine intake are the other main contributors to eye twitching. Reducing the cause of the stress is the main thing that will lead the twitching to stop.Sore Gums. Stress raises levels of the stress hormone cortisol, increasing the likelihood of inflammation throughout your body, including your gums. It can also weaken your immune system, leading to a buildup of bacteria in the mouth that can cause gum irritation and inflammation. In addition to brushing your teeth and flossing regularly, boost your immune system by eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and taking a multivitamin. Nausea. Severe stress can often lead to an upset stomach. High levels of stress have been shown to increase the likelihood of getting stomachaches, partly because hormones are released into the stomach as a result of stress or anxiety. The body produces the fight-or-flight response in reaction to stress, leading to heart palpitations and surges of adrenaline. Exercise can be a great way to combat the effects of stress-induced nausea. Diet also plays a role, so try to drink less coffee and steer clear of spicy ThirdAge.comlast_img read more

NegOcc hog raisers get livelihood boost

first_imgBACOLOD City – Hog raisers in Negros Occidental got a livelihood boostthrough projects funded by the provincial government and were inaugurated in theprovince’s two northern localities. The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO),through the Provincial Genetic Improvement Project, aims to provide qualitybreeding materials through the distribution of quality genetics within thereach of backyard raisers. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said thefacility will be used to improve livestock quality and increase theproductivity of swine raisers in the third district of the province. The association, headed by presidentWilly Lee, will manage the project and the members will sell their products atthe meat shop to generate more income. “I hope the project will grow and youwill continue to produce, and sell clean, safe and affordable meat,” he added. The first project is the P1.045-millionSwine Artificial Insemination Laboratory Center in Barangay Gahit, E.B.Magalona town. The PVO is closely working with theAlliance of Hog Raisers Associations of Negros, which has 15,000 individualmembers from various towns and cities in the province. With the use of AI, raisers can producemore sows compared to natural mating, prevent the transfer of diseases betweenswine, and benefit from cost-efficiency in terms of food ratio. Through this, the province can producegenetically-improved livestock with quality breeding materials, he added. Lacson urged the members to worktogether to make the project successful. Dr. Ruffa Mae Gersaniva, districtveterinarian, said producing genetically-improved livestock is a response tothe challenge faced by the hog industry amid the threat of African swine feverand the high cost of feeds and raw materials. In neighboring Victorias City, Lacsonalso led the unveiling of the Victorias Integrated Livestock RaisersAssociation Meat Shop and Processing Center in Barangay III. Negros Occidental, the Philippines’ topbackyard swine producer, has a P6-billion hog industry. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Bulldogs Hartman And Bradford Advance on In Individual Tennis Tourney

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs will be represented at the IHSAA individual tennis regional.Juniors Kelli Hartman and Brooke Bradford won the individual sectional title at No. 1 doubles by knocking off Tri High’s Anna Todd and Kylie Dishman.Bradford and Hartman cruised to victory on Thursday evening at Richmond High School. They defeated Todd and Dishman by the scores of 6-0 and 6-2.The Batesville duo advanced to the regional round Saturday, June 7, at Carmel High School. Hartman and Bradford will play the winner from the Plainfield sectional at 10 a.m. The winners at Center Grove and North Central will battle with the winners of each match to square off at 2 p.m.Submittedd by Batesville Coach Bryan Helvie.last_img read more

Pearl Stewart, 95, Brookville

first_imgPearl Stewart, age 95, of Brookville, Indiana died Sunday, February 3, 2019 at her residence in Brookville.Born July 23, 1923 in Franklin County she was one of three daughters born to the late John Henry & Belva (Nowlin) Bravard. She was a graduate of the former Brookville High School with the class of 1942. On August 2, 1944 she was united in marriage to Carol I. Stewart, and they were able to enjoy 71 years of marriage, until his passing on October 12, 2015.Mrs. Stewart was retired, having worked as Secretary of the former Brookville Jr. High School for many years. She was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #449, as well as the Tri Kappa. In her leisure time she enjoyed sewing & needlework, reading, gardening, but perhaps most of all she cherished time spent with her grandchildren.Survivors include a daughter, Bridget Tarvin of Connersville, Indiana; a granddaughter, Stacey (Nicole Taylor) Tarvin of Indianapolis, Indiana; a grandson Nick (Katie) Tarvin of Westfield, Indiana, as well as three great-grandchildren, Samuel Tarvin, Kallan Tarvin & Emery Tarvin.In addition to her parents and husband, Carol, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Cora Halcomb & Irene Cockefair.Family & friends may visit from 1 until 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rick Alvey will officiate the Funeral Services on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 2:00 P.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to Reid Home Health & Hospice . Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stewart family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Ball State’s Jazz Ensemble to play at Lincoln Center next year

first_imgNew York, NY. — The Ball State University Jazz Ensemble has been invited to perform at Dizzy’s Club at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York in March 23, 2020.The performance will be a part of the 2019-2020 season of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Led by artistic director Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra visited Ball State last October as part of the University’s Centennial Celebration. In addition to the performances, Marsalis worked with music students.“Mr. Marsalis was extremely complimentary of our  band and stayed an extra hour to sign autographs and talk to students,” said Mark Buselli, professor of music performance and director of jazz ensembles at Ball State. “Performing at Lincoln Center next year is a great way to follow Mr. Marsalis’ visit.  This is a prestigious honor for the School of Music and our jazz studies program. It shows how Ball State empowers our students with a world-class education.” In addition, this performance will be recorded for potential broadcast on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and National Public Radio.Also called the Jazz Lab Ensemble, these Ball State musicians enjoy the reputation of being one of the best collegiate bands in the country, Buselli said, and they tour throughout the United States and Europe.The band has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland (2017); toured Poland, Prague and Berlin (2014); and China (2012). The ensemble has received numerous awards from more than 20 appearances at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival in Chicago, the Kansas City Jazz Fest, and the National Collegiate Jazz Fest in Mobile, Alabama.For a schedule of upcoming School of Music performances, go here.last_img read more

New Euro tournament almost agreed

first_img The 20-team competition is expected to see six Aviva Premiership teams, six clubs from France’s Top 14 competition and seven of the RaboDirect PRO12 sides qualify. The final place would be taken by the winner of a play-off involving clubs from several competitions, including the second-tier touranment that is to replace the Amlin Challenge Cup. European rugby bosses are close to reaching an agreement on the elite club tournament to replace the Heineken Cup and an announcement could come as early as Thursday, it has emerged. There is also expected to be a new third-tier competition in September, from which two qualifiers would then take part in the second-tier tournament opening it up to clubs from outside the Six Nations countries such as Georgia, Russia, Spain, Romania, Portugal and Belgium. Press Association Sport understands an agreement is very close, and once signed all parties can then chase a resolution between broadcasters BT Sport and Sky, both of whom have indicated a willingness to agree a compromise TV rights deal. Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said earlier this month: “We are absolutely willing to take part in conversations that lead to a solution that is in the best interests of the game and for the fans. But it will take compromise and compromise between all parties.” European Rugby Cup, the governing body of the Heineken Cup, will be wound up in the summer. A replacement body will be set up, with its name and the name of the new tournament yet to be finalised. The Six Nations committee is expected to provide the basis of the new governing body, with some ERC staff retained. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more