Croatia part of WTTC and ETC promotional campaigns

first_imgCover photo: CNTB / Maja Danica Pecanic The aim of this campaign is to highlight the importance of tourism worldwide by encouraging interaction by sharing promotional materials in the form of videos and photos with a common label #TogetherInTravel. Also, as pointed out by the CNTB, in addition to several European tourism organizations, to participate in a large promotional project whose holder will be European Travel Commission (ETC) and this through the promotion of several types of tourist products such as preserved nature and outdoors, and creative cities, history and cultural heritage. As part of the project, each country will select its most famous national dish, which will be promoted through video materials, photos and an original recipe. the official UNWTO website. The richness and diversity of Croatian gastronomy will be presented through Zagorje štruklji, a traditional specialty of Hrvatsko Zagorje.  The video in which Croatia participates in the campaign shows the process of making Zagorje štruklji or štruklji whose popularity has spread from Hrvatsko Zagorje to other parts of Croatia, and today they are one of the trademarks of our gastronomy.  At a time of the corona virus pandemic that has hit the tourism sector hard, the UNWTO seeks to show how culinary heritage gives people a strong sense of belonging and brings home a touch of local flavors that keep the dream of future travel alive.  Croatia part of WTTC and ETC promotional campaigns The Croatian National Tourist Board has joined a campaign launched by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the aim of promoting gastronomy as an important part of tourism and the overall tourist offer.  This gastronomic project is part of a big one #TravelTomorrow a campaign to highlight the fundamental and enduring values ​​of tourism, including the culinary heritage of UNWTO member countries.  The Croatian National Tourist Board will also join the promotional campaign #TogetherInTravel World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), a global authority in tourism representing the private sector and destinations in all parts of the world. last_img read more

Arsenal v Aston Villa preview: Wenger’s on cusp of historic 12th final win

first_imgTeam news, match facts and manager quotes ahead of the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium.Arsene Wenger will seek to guide Arsenal to a record 12th FA Cup triumph when they face Aston Villa on Saturday and become the most successful manager in the history of the grand old competition.Yet as the Frenchman homes in on winning the trophy for the sixth time — one more than his former Manchester United sparring partner Alex Ferguson — Wenger promises the landmark does not concern him. Pitted against famished Premier League opponents Villa, who are desperate for success after a 19-year trophy drought and faced a relegation battle this side, Wenger’s side are ready to retain the trophy they won last year against Hull City.A sixth FA Cup win for Wenger would create a record in the modern understanding of a manager, though Villa’s manager/secretary George Ramsay oversaw six FA Cup victories between 1887 and 1920 and was the driving force behind their success.Wenger has had the same kind of impact at Arsenal since he arrived in 1996, but says setting an individual landmark does not particularly bother him. To do so, though, Wenger will have to get the better of Tim Sherwood, who helped secure Villa’s top flight status and has led them to a first FA Cup final in 15 years. TEAM NEWSShay Given is set to be fit for Aston Villa’s first FA Cup final in 15 years after returning to training following a groin injury.The goalkeeper was a doubt after missing the Premier League finale as Villa lost 1-0 to Burnley on Sunday but could return against Arsenal at Wembley. Aly Cissokho (groin), Kieran Richardson (calf) and Jores Okore (knee) have also trained but Ciaran Clark (knee) is out while Libor Kozak remains sidelined as he continues to recover from a broken leg. Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will miss out after failing to recover from a knee injury.Manager Arsene Wenger has a number of selection decisions, such as whether to field goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and forward Theo Walcott from the start. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mathieu Debuchy (both hamstring) and captain Mikel Arteta (ankle) are in contention after returning to training following recent injuries.MANAGER QUOTES Arsene Wenger on Arsenal’s chance to become the most succcessful team in the history of the tournament with 12 final wins. “It’s not easy. I would love to do it but I’m not honestly focused on that. I’m more focused on the fact that we have fought so hard to get there. Now we want to finish the job. Personally I am always the same when I go into a big game like this. I have always the same pressure. I just want to do it.Tim Sherwood: “They are the holders of the trophy and it is going to be very difficult for us, but we are not just there to make the number up, but to give them a good game. The boys performed on a big stage against Liverpool and we thoroughly deserved to win that game and we are hoping we can do the same against Arsenal.”Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey: “Hopefully we can win the FA Cup this year. Then that’ll be two things in two years so hopefully we can just keep that run of winning things going. Back-to-back finals are not an easy thing to achieve. In the second half of the season we have shown the form that we need throughout the season to win this league. We certainly showed that we are capable of going on these big runs and not losing too many games. If we can just show that consistency throughout the season then we’ll be challenging for the Premier League, and that’s what we’ll be looking to do next year.”MATCH FACTSAston Villa have kept just two clean sheets in their last 21 FA Cup matches. Aston Villa have played in the FA Cup final 10 times, winning seven.They last won the FA Cup in 1957, beating West Bromwich Albion (in the semi-finals) along the way.This will be Arsenal’s 19th FA Cup final, a record for any team, and have won a joint-high 11 FA Cup finals.Olivier Giroud has scored seven and assisted four goals in his 13 FA Cup appearances, and has scored in each of his last three games against Villa.Only George Ramsay (6 with Aston Villa) has won the FA Cup as a manager more times than Arsene Wenger (5). Each of the last three times Arsenal have faced second tier opposition in the semi-final they’ve gone on to win the trophy (1998, 2003 and 2014).Arsenal and Aston Villa have been drawn together 10 times in the FA cup with the Gunners winning seven and the Villans three.Overall there have been 13 matches with three draws.The last FA Cup meeting between these two sides came in 2012 when Villa led 2-0 at half-time only to see the Gunners overturn the deficit in a seven minute period in the second half to record a 3-2 win.Arsenal have won 22 and lost just three of the last 34 matches in all competitions against Aston Villa (W22 D9 L3). All three of those defeats came at the Emirates. Christian Benteke has scored three goals in his last three appearances against Arsenal.Danny Welbeck has scored four goals in his last four appearances against Aston Villa.Mesut Özil has two goals and two assists in three appearances against Aston Villa.Eight of the last nine FA Cup matches involving Aston Villa have been settled by a one-goal margin.Six of the last eight have seen a 2-1 scoreline. All eight FA Cup finals at the new Wembley have been won by a one goal margin.16 of the last 21 FA Cup finals have seen only one team find the net. Four of the five in that run where both sides have scored have been won by the team conceding first.–last_img read more

Ena Oruč and Iris Gudelj Won Gold Medals at the European Championship in Switzerland

first_imgB&H Representatives Ena Oruč and Iris Gudelj won gold medals and became European junior champions at the Open European Championship in taekwondo, which was held in Davos, Switzerland.The contestant of taekwondo club “Sarajevo” who performed for ITF taekwondo B&H representation in the competition for young juniors won two gold medals and one silver medals in the fight discipline.The current world champion from London 2013, Ena Oruč won the gold medal (black belts) in the discipline of full contact fighting and she won the silver medal in the discipline of “semi-contact”.Iris Gudelj won the gold medal in the discipline of “semi-contact” for blue belts, while in the discipline of full contact she did not win a placement.More than 1400 competitors participated at the European Championship in taekwondo.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

Lukaku, Lingard strike as United beat West Brom

first_imgThe home side forced two corners on the left but both were poorly directed by Grzegorz Krychowiak.But United opened the scoring on 28 minutes as Lukaku returned to haunt his former club.Burke lost the ball cheaply on the Albion right, Marcus Rashford was given too much space and his cross was glanced home by Lukaku, who had ghosted between Jonny Evans and Gibbs.There was a glimmer of hope for Albion on 34 minutes when Allan Nyom crossed towards Rondon at the near post but he was denied by Chris Smalling’s interception.But a minute later it was 2-0 to United as Lingard struck. – Heated –He was set up on the edge of the area by Juan Mata after good work by Lukaku, and Lingard’s low shot struck the leg of defender Ahmed Hegazi and looped past helpless goalkeeper Ben Foster.West Brom already looked beaten but just before half-time Jake Livermore did at least draw a save from goalkeeper David de Gea with a low shot that the keeper held well.There was a heated start to the second half when Rashford went down holding his face after a collision with Hegazi.Replays showed there had been little contact but the United player was booked after leaping up and confronting Hegazi head to head.But that clash did not provide the spark for a fiery second half as United sat back on their lead and Albion were unable to pose any consistent threat.They had a rare chance when Rondon forced De Gea into a routine save with 17 minutes remaining before substitute Chris Brunt fired over the crossbar from the edge of the area.But with 13 minutes to go Albion did grab the goal that gave them hope.Brunt delivered a corner from the left, United failed to clear and Barry profited from an ugly scramble to poke home the club’s first goal under Alan Pardew and his first for Albion.Things might have got worse for United in the closing stages but Brunt’s superb left-wing cross was headed wide of the near post by fellow substitute Jay Rodriguez.Share on: WhatsApp West Bromwich, United Kingdom | AFP | Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s men kept their faint title hopes alive.Lukaku put United ahead at the Hawthorns and Lingard netted with the aid of a deflection to double the visitors’ lead before half-time. West Brom enjoyed a handy spell of possession midway through the opening half as United lost their way following a decent start. But what looked destined to be a comfortable win became tense when Gareth Barry prodded home a second-half goal for the hosts.And United ended the game defending for their lives before claiming the win that kept them 11 points behind neighbours Manchester City in the Premier League title race.“I think we deserved the win. We were the best team. We controlled the game for a long time,” Mourinho said.“The intensity in the first half maybe we didn’t have in the second half.“West Brom are really powerful in the air. But after their goal we controlled it again.”United made a dominant start with West Brom guilty of squandering cheap possession on a frequent basis.Yet it was the hosts who threatened first in the ninth minute courtesy of a clever backheel from Salomon Rondon to release James McClean on the left.He crossed towards the far post for Oliver Burke, but the winger could not control a difficult ball on his full Premier League debut.United’s first sight of goal came on 14 minutes when Ashley Young angled a dangerous cross from the left towards Lukaku at the far post.Baggies defender Kieran Gibbs made an important header and Lukaku was penalised for handball as he tried to keep the move alive.last_img read more

ThurstonTalk’s Weekend Event Calendar For Olympia

first_imgIt’s the weekend.  And, ThurstonTalk is ready to help you relax and enjoy some time off with friends and family.  Here is a list of fun activities happening throughout Thurston County this weekend.The next speaker in the National Geographic Live series will arrive at The Washington Center on Friday.  Read more here.Engaged couples can check out the South Sound Wedding Show.  Event information can be found here.  Couples planning their wedding will also enjoy reading this story about how Hartley Jewelers crafted the perfect engagement ring.Local youth can sign up for Capitol Little League on Saturday which is the second day of in-person registration.  Check out the league’s philosophies and coaching model in this article.Families may enjoy a trip to Lions Park to hunt for 11 hidden lion statues throughout the park.   Or take a winter walk at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.Looking for an adventure?  Try one of these snowshoe routes – just a quick day trip from Olympia.Or head out to Ocean Shores and coastal Washington for a razor clam dig.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at submit@thurstontalk.com.  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0last_img read more