Prema podacima Državnog zavoda za statistiku ( DZS ), u 2016. na barem jednome privatnom višednevnom putovanju bilo je 1,6 milijuna ili 44,0% stanovništva Hrvatske u dobi od 15 i više godina. Ukupno je ostvareno 3,8 milijuna privatnih putovanja, od čega je 2,5 milijuna (67,8%) bilo u Hrvatskoj, a 1,2 milijuna (32,2%) u inozemstvo.U inozemstvo se najviše putovalo u Bosnu i Hercegovinu (21,5% putovanja), Italiju (13,7%), Njemačku (12,0%), Austriju (11,3%) i Sloveniju (9,1%). S obzirom na duljinu boravka na putovanju,2,0 milijuna putovanja (52,1%) bilo je kraće, a 1,8 milijuna (47,9%) dulje. Najčešći motivi odlaska na privatno višednevno putovanje jesu posjet rodbini i prijateljima (1,2 milijuna putovanja ili 32,7%) i odmor na moru (1,1 milijun putovanja ili 28,3%). Na privatnim višednevnim putovanjima stanovništvo Hrvatske ostvarilo je ukupno 23,1 milijun noćenja, od čega je 16,8 milijuna noćenja (72,8%) ostvareno u Hrvatskoj, a 6,3 milijuna (27,2%) na putovanjima u inozemstvo. Na jednom putovanju ostvareno je prosječno 6,1 noćenje. Na putovanjima u Hrvatskoj ostvareno je prosječno 6,6 noćenja, a 5,2 noćenja na putovanjima u inozemstvo. S obzirom na duljinu boravka na putovanju, 3,9 milijuna noćenja (17,0%) ostvareno je na kraćim, a 19,2 milijuna (83,0%) na duljim putovanjima. Prema vrsti smještaja, najviše noćenja ostvareno je u neplaćenim smještajnim objektima kod rodbine i prijatelja (8,6 milijuna noćenja ili 37,4%).Ukupni izdaci na privatnim višednevnim putovanjima iznosili su 6,5 milijardi kuna, od čega 3,1 milijardi kuna (48,8%) u Hrvatskoj, a 3,3 milijardi (51,2%) u inozemstvu. Prosječni troškovi po putovanju iznosili su 1 717 kuna. S obzirom na duljinu boravka na putovanju, 2,0 milijardi kuna (30,3%) potrošeno je na kraćim, a 4,5 milijardi kuna (69,7%) na duljim putovanjima. Na kraćim putovanjima u prosjeku se izdvajalo 997 kuna, a na duljima 2 501 kuna.In 2016, 2,0 million or 56,0% of the population of Croatia aged 15 and over did not travel on private multi-day trips. The most common reasons for not going on private multi-day trips (possibility of multiple answers) were: lack of financial resources (61,6%), health reasons (24,3%) and lack of free time due to family obligations (15,9%).U 2016. na barem jednom poslovnom višednevnom putovanju bilo je 318 tisuća stanovnika ili 8,8% stanovništva Hrvatske u dobi od 15 i više godina. Ukupno su ostvarene 784 tisuće poslovnih putovanja, od čega je 380 tisuća putovanja (48,5%) bilo u Hrvatskoj, a 403 tisuće (51,5%) u inozemstvo. S obzirom na duljinu boravka na putovanju, 555 tisuća putovanja (70,8%) bilo je kraće, a 228 tisuća (29,2%) dulje. U 2016. stanovništvo Hrvatske u dobi od 15 iIi više godina ostvarilo je 6,8 milijuna jednodnevnih putovanja, od čega je 6,1 milijun (88,8%) bilo privatnih, a 765 tisuća (11,2%) poslovnih.
Doha, Qatar | AFP | Former World Cup winner Xavi Hernandez was named as a global ambassador for the 2022 World Cup local organising committee in Qatar on Sunday.The 38-year-old, who is currently playing for Qatari side Al Sadd, will be an ambassador for the organisation “responsible for delivering the infrastructure” for the World Cup.“I have seen first-hand what football can achieve in communities in Qatar and across the region,” the former Barcelona midfielder said in a statement. “Football has the power to unite people, dispel stereotypes and break down social barriers.”Xavi played for Barca for 17 years from 1998, winning eight La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns, while claiming the World Cup with Spain in 2010.Share on: WhatsApp
The Monmouth County Historical Association is hosting the first of what will be an annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Allen House on Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury, on Saturday.“(The reading is) very family-oriented,” said Mary Ann LaSardo, a member of the Historical Association’s Board of Trustees and whose own grandchildren will be at the event.“I think that’s going to be one of the most important parts of this is to get children interested in the history of the United States and the history of Monmouth County,” she said.The ceremony will kick off at 10 a.m. with church bells ringing to honor the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Audience members can then line up to read a paragraph from the Declaration. Lemonade and cookies, and tours of Shrewsbury’s historic Allen House will follow the reading.Some events of interest: Capt. Ron’s Fishermen boat leaves Municipal Harbor at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday to take passengers to view the Macy’s fireworks show. The boat returns by midnight. More information at captainronsfishermen.com.Sea Streak will voyage up the East River to Manhattan and view the Macy’s fireworks show Saturday. More information at seastreak.com.Holmdel:Annual Independence Day Celebration at Holmdel Park in Holmdel to be held Saturday, July 4 from noon to 3 p.m. Games and contests. See MonmouthCountyParks.com for information.Hazlet:Fireworks on Sunday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m., setting off from Veterans’ Park. More information at HazletTwp.org.West Long Branch:Fireworks and Summer Concert will be held Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m. at Franklin Lake Park. More information at westlongbranch.org.Asbury Park:Fireworks will be set off from the beachfront on Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m. More information at cityofasburypark.com.– By Dan Russo. Jaclyn Shugard contributed to this article Keansburg:Keansburg Amusement Park’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show to be held at dusk on Friday and Saturday. More information at keansburgamusementpark.com.Red Bank:On Sunday, July 5, the 27th annual concert of patriotic and gospel music at First Presbyterian, 255 Harding Road, part of the Tower Hill Concert Series. Concert and Armed Forces Salute start 7:30 pm. Strawberry festival and live music begins at 5 p.m. on the patio. Free, but donations accepted. $5 charge for strawberry desserts. More information at TowerHillChurch.org.Atlantic Highlands:The Mariner, one of the only wooden excursion boats left in the Navesink-Shrewsbury area, will take passengers to view the Keansburg fireworks show Saturday. Tour of local lighthouses and viewing the sunset in Sandy Hook Bay. The Mariner launches from the Atlantic Highlands Marina Saturday at 7:30 p.m. More information at classicboatrides.com.
“We didn’t start the game the way any team would want to,” said Saints new head coach Alex Evin.“We had slow feet in our zone and didn’t compete our hardest to win any puck battles, especially when we had numbers. However, we have to give Trail credit because they played with a lot of intensity, which complemented their speed and skill very well.“Our goaltenders Mike Vlanich and James Prigione kept the game within reach with some huge saves throughout the game and it allowed us to claw back and make a game of it in the second half.”Midway through the second overtime period that included back-and-forth three on three action, the Smokies persistence paid off when Martin tallied his second of the night off a beautiful feed from Zane Shartz. Both teams traded multiple scoring chances that included a penalty shot save by 16-year-old Smokies’ netminder Solomon Burk who came into the game in the third period to make his Junior A debut.Both teams introduced each other during an epic battle Friday night at the Castlegar Community Complex. A crowd of more than 400 was treated to a fast paced game from beginning to end, including big hits and great goals. Selkirk earned a hard fought 7-4 victory increasing their impressive home unbeaten streak to 30 games.Newcomer Ryan Edwards led the way for the Saints with a hat trick while Ryan Henderson, Tylor Branzsen, Darnell Dyck and Thomas Hardy added singles. Scoring for the Smoke Eaters was Zuccarini (2), Ryan Swanson and Keenan Scott. The Saints goaltending duties were shared by Prigione and Steven Glass.“I hope everyone in attendance enjoyed these hockey games,” said Evin.“They were intense and fast. Both had exciting finishes and both teams respect one another. We wish the Smokies a great season and will support them any way we can.”SAINTS NOTES:The Saints lost second year defenseman Ryan Procyshyn to a broken ankle suffered in Saturday’s loss…. The next exhibition games for the Saints include a rematch of the BCIHL Championship final when they host Trinity Western University at the Cominco Arena on Friday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. … Grant MacEwan University from the Alberta College Athletic Conference then visits the Saints September 27 at 7:00 p.m. and September 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Castlegar Community Complex… Selkirk will start the BCIHL season on the road the first two weekends in October after which they will commemorate their second straight BCIHL Championship with a banner raising ceremony at the October 17 home opener. The Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey Team opened the exhibition season with a pair of hard fought and exciting games against the Trail Smoke Eaters in a showcase that provided a taste of what’s to come for the 2014-15 campaign.The inter-league set matched the two-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions against the region’s only British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) squad. The outcome was two intense games that tested the early season talents on both clubs.Saturday night was a fitting finish to a great weekend of hockey as the Smokies triumphed over the Saints with a 5-4 double overtime victory at the Cominco Arena. A quick pace and end-to-end action in the third and overtime periods made up for the mediocre first and second frames.The Smoke Eaters came out with a vengeance and controlled play in the earlygoing earning 1-0 and 3-1 leads in each of the first two periods.Craig Zuccarini, Craig Martin and Dallas Calvin potted goals for the home team while Jackson Garrett notched a goal for Selkirk.The Saints came alive in the third, scoring three times on goals from Matt Martin and Mason Spear (2). Brendan Volpe tallied for Trail which knotted the game, sending it to overtime.
“Ramon’s perseverance, work-ethic and competitiveness made him an extraordinary rider, and his compassion, determination and kindness have made him an incredible ambassador for the industry and its jockeys,” said Xpressbet Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kerry Carlson. “We’re proud to work with Ramon, the Hall of Fame and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund to bring increased awareness to their efforts supporting horse racing.” The raffle is free to enter and open to all horse racing fans. No purchase or Xpressbet account is required to enter. For every registration, Xpressbet will donate $10 to the PDJF, up to a maximum donation of $10,000. The raffle continues through Sunday, August 21. Winners will be notified on or around August 23. Dominguez enters the Hall of Fame following a distinguished career that included 4,985 victories and more than $191 million in earnings. He was recognized as the Champion US Jockey three times at the Eclipse Awards (2010, 2011 and 2012) and received the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 2012. He won three Breeders’ Cup races before his career was cut short in 2013 due to head injuries sustained during an in-race accident. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.xpressbet.com/racing-hall-of-fame-ramon-dominguez. August 9, 2016 (Washington, PA) – In celebration of Ramon Dominguez’s induction into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, will raffle off 100 Ramon Dominguez autographed posters, as well as pledge a donation to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). Established in 2006, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund has distributed more than $7 million to jockeys who suffered catastrophic, on-track injuries. To learn more about the PDJF, and to make a donation, please visit https://pdjf.org/.Contact: Dustin FabianTel: 724.229.6240Email: email@example.comAbout XpressbetXpressbet provides legal and secure online wagering services to horseplayers in the United States. It is the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering site, allowing customers to wager on more than 300 of the world’s best racetracks from their computer, phone or mobile device. Xpressbet operates XB SELECT, the industry’s premier destination for high-volume wagering, and XB Net, which connects bet shops and wagering sites from around the world to North American racing. Xpressbet is a Stronach Group company, which also owns and operates Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Rosecroft Raceway, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness Stakes. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, the award-winning Adena Springs operation, AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and Monarch Content Management, horse racing’s leading simulcast purchase and sales agent. The 2016 Hall of Fame Class will be inducted in a ceremony in Saratoga Springs, NY on Friday, August 12 at 10:30AM ET. The full 2016 Hall of Fame Class includes racehorses Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta and Tom Ochiltree, jockeys Ramon Dominguez and Wayne Wright, trainer Steve Asmussen and ‘Pillars of the Turf,’ Arthur Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr. For more information about the Hall of Fame, please visit https://www.racingmuseum.org/.
By Jemima HolmesThe Guyana Police Force Football Club overcame their shortcomings manifested in last year’s staging of the Limacol Knockout Football tournament to finally cop the top prize on Friday evening in a thrilling encounter with Pouderoyen FC.After the official greeting party, wherein both teams interacted with Limacol’s Marketing Manager Elizabeth Ram and Petra’s Co-Director Troy Mendonca, the fast-paced match got underway.The victorious Guyana Police Force FC celebrate their scintillating victory in the wee hours of Saturday morningThe Police team took to the playing field clad in white like a bunch of avenging angels, while Pouderoyen forsook their usual green and opted for an ‘all black’ attire as if they were attending a funeral; little did they know it was their own.On the hunt from the first whistle, Pouderoyen were obviously looking to draw first blood. They were, however, arrested in the 12th minute by the on-duty policemen, whose early goal signalled a coherent game plan being purposefully and resolutely executed with a passion to win.Thereafter, the officers detained Pouderoyen and restricted them from scoring, or even getting close to the box.Like a dive bomber with the target perfectly in sight, Anthio Wallace swooped down to score his second goal of the game in the 32nd minute.After half an hour of unsuccessful play, the Pouderoyen response was swift and decisive when Alex Andrews caught the Police goal-keeper slacking in the 34th minute.Tournament MVP Anthio Wallace receiving his prize from Limacol’s Marketing Manager Elizabeth RamThe drought that followed this Pouderoyen breakthrough – induced by the Police use of special weapons and tactics – spawned a Pouderoyen frustration that showed in their mode of play.Any thought the West Side team had of equalising was further diminished when Anthio Wallace again swooped down to deliver his third bomb in the 60th minute. Twenty minutes later, the Police lead was further extended by Dexroy Adams with a self-assured rocket fired from just outside the box.Pouderoyen were granted another chance at making the game competitive when a few minutes of stoppage time were added to the life of the game. Within those minutes, the West Side team managed to capitalise on a foul, netting a penalty to take their score to two. However, it was not enough to catch-up with the Police, who were already soaring to their championship title with a 4-2 victory being inevitable.Despite having doubts after the semifinal, Coach Dwayne Bobb was pleased with the performance of his possee of lawmen.“From semifinals we didn’t have such a good game, and we went back to the drawing board. We went back home and worked, and they played much better tonight,” the coach stated.After their shaky semifinal on Sunday evening, the coach had stated that one player does not make a team. Acknowledging Anthio Wallace’s game winning hat-trick, the coach took the opportunity to modify his statement.“One player indeed can make a difference in a team, but it takes the rest of the players to work in tandem so that we could come out victorious,” he acknowledged.2018’s highest goal scorer Manasseh Primo receiving his accolade from Petra’s Jackie BoodieNot only did the law enforcers confiscate the $600,000 cash first prize on offer, but their striker Anthio Wallace was adjudged the MVP of the tournament. Noting that he was pleased with the accolade, Wallace revealed that he was happy foremost with the Police win.“First of all, I must give God Almighty thanks. I thought we played a compact game and (the win) was well deserved. It was a nice feeling, scoring those goals and Police winning again; it was a great feeling,” he stated.The third place clash between Riddim Squad and Santos was equally entertaining. Kicking off at 19:00 hrs before the grand finale, both teams were unwavering in their pursuit of the next best thing, the third place win.The thrills began just five minutes into the game, when Sherwin Hope netted an own goal to put Santos up by one. After playing relentlessly to correct their teammate’s error, James Bowman found the answer in the 44th to equalise the scores.With the game plunging into extra time, both teams had another chance to make it their own. A goal from Kevin Gordon in 90+22’ saw Riddim Squad emerging with a 2-1 victory over Santos.In special awards, Manasseh Primo was awarded for his tally of 6 goals, making him the highest goal scorer of the 2018 season; whilst the Police goalkeeper was hailed as the best of the lot.