In August, airports recorded 70% less passenger traffic

first_imgThe most significant international passenger traffic was realized with the airports of the United Kingdom, 141 thousand passengers, which is a decrease of 59,6% compared to the same period last year. In August 2020, Croatian airports recorded 584 passengers or 807% less than in the same month last year, when the turnover was 70,0 passengers, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Source: CBS Circumstances caused by the spread of COVID-19 disease directly affected the decline in passenger traffic at Croatian airports.center_img The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport with 271 thousand passengers (a decrease of 59,5% compared to August 2019, when 669 thousand passengers were transported), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 117 thousand passengers (a decrease of 77,6% in compared to August 2019, when 522 thousand passengers were transported) and Zagreb Airport with 93 thousand passengers (a decrease of 75,2% compared to August 2019, when 374 thousand passengers were transported). The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in August 2020 was 11, a decrease of 613% compared to August 41,5, when the number of landings and take-offs was 2019.last_img read more

NPFL: Rangers Maintain Lead, Pillars Bounce Ikorodu FC

first_imgRangers are back on top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) despite dropping their first points at home this season on the back of a 1-1 draw with Shooting Stars.Rangers now have 28 points from 15 matches, a point ahead of second-placed Kano Pillars with Abia Warriors a close third.Chisom Egbuchulam put Rangers ahead from the penalty spot after 80 minutes after he was upended inside the box.However, Tope Orelope, who came close to signing for Rangers in the close season, drew Shooting Stars level in stoppage time also from the penalty spot after Matthew Etim handled the ball inside his own box.Elsewhere, Kano Pillars yesterday put behind a painful home loss to Enyimba to beat Ikorodu United 2-1 and continue to put pressure on leaders Enugu Rangers.Pillars are second on the table with 27 points from 15 matches, a point behind leaders Rangers.Abia Warriors also have 27 points, but they are third by virtue of goals difference.Ikorodu United remain rock bottom of the table on nine points.Emmanuel Edmund opened scoring for Pillars after 15 minutes, when he coolly finished off courtesy of good play by Rabiu Shehu.But visiting Ikorodu United restored parity on 27 minutes, when Yemi Olasupo headed home.However, skipper Rabiu Ali, who had promised to score two goals in this match, delivered the winning goal in the 77th minute with an unstoppable pile driver.In another result, Plateau United were held to a goalless draw by Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars pipped MFM FC 1-0 at home.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Giving the devil his due

first_imgAll Ray Wise is saying is: “Give the devil a chance.” No, he’s not urging you to sell your soul to Satan. He just wants you to check out his new CW series “The Reaper,” which casts him as you-know-who. “He’s a different take on the devil, more of a charmer,” Ray said when we chatted Friday afternoon. “I like to call him a cross between a good used car salesman and a game-show host. But he’s well-coiffed and impeccably dressed in finely tailored suits. He takes great pride in himself.” Ray is home in Glendale for the holidays after wrapping up filming in Vancouver of the 13th episode of the series. There are three more originals left to air and that may be it for the season unless the writers strike is resolved soon. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSince it is so difficult to imagine anyone else in the role now that Ray has put his stamp on it, I was surprised to learn that it was not a part he got gift-wrapped. “I came in at the end of the process,” he said. “They saw over 100 actors and some had even played the devil before. I was an afterthought. I came in and did a scene where I’m cooking chicken-fried steak. I think that’s when they thought, `He’s the one.”‘ “Reaper” is about young slacker Bret Harrison who learns that his parents had sold his soul to Satan before he was born. He must now serve as the devil’s bounty hunter, tracking down evil souls that have escaped and return them to hell. For the 50-year-old Wise, his latest television gig has brought him lots of new fans. “I just went to the Urban Outfitters to go Christmas shopping for my kids and a lot of the people knew me as the devil in `Reaper.”‘ With “Reaper” on hiatus, Ray wants to stay busy. He recently did a few days on the movie mockumentary “Stuntmen” in which he plays “an old, veteran stuntman born without a sense of humor.” Other films in the coming months include the horror flick “One Missed Call” with Ed Burns and “Flock” with Richard Gere and Claire Danes. While Ray had never played Satan before “Reaper,” he’s played just about everyone else including the vice president of the U.S. on the most recent season of “24.” I had to know, of the more than 100 movies and television roles Ray has done, which stand out as his favorites? He mentioned the 1984 Disney flick “The Journey of Natty Gann” that continues to air on Disney Channel each year, plus the features “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “Rising Sun” and “Bob Roberts.” Then there is “Twin Peaks,” the ABC cult classic in which he played Leland Palmer, who famously killed his daughter, Laura Palmer. “My alter-ego, Bob, did it,” Ray stressed. “I don’t want to be branded as a daughter-killer! That show was a big deal for my career.” Miley Cyrus is Spears antidote After all the buzz this week about 16-year-old “Zoey 101” star Jamie Lynn Spears being pregnant, we have “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus as a far-better role model for all those young girls who look up to these young television stars. Miley, daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, was on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Thursday and said she is mindful of her young audience down to what she wears. “I say what I’m comfortable in and what I like and nothing that’s too out there,” she told Oprah. “I like to look kind of like what girls would want to look up to, and their moms and dads will say, `Hey, that’s cool. That’s different.”‘ Her dad, who co-stars with her on “Hannah,” is “a big influence. Not only just because of the music but growing up around him … I’ve never seen him treat anyone less than with respect and love for everyone.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img