More than 250 experts from 15 countries, scientists, tourism workers will gather from 9 to 13 May in Supetar at the largest conference on rural tourism in CroatiaPanels on international tourist cultural routes, the role of emigrants, returnees and national minorities in rural, and the role of LAGs and LAGURs in sustainable tourism, lectures, presentations, workshops, Sustainable Development Festival, exhibitions, Eco-ethno trade show, innovative dinner Brač specialties, are only part of the rich program of the Fourth International Congress on Rural Tourism “New Time – Time for Rural Tourism”.”Rural space covers 92 percent of Croatian territory, and rural tourism accounts for only two percent of the total tourist traffic. Professional gatherings like this Congress aim to increase that share and bring us closer to countries where it ranges between ten and twenty percent. With about 500 family farms that are additionally engaged in tourism, at least twice as many entrepreneurs in rural tourism and an innovative offer, we can equally stand by the side of the most developed countries. “, said Dijana Katica, President of the Croatian Association for Tourism and Rural Development “Selo Members Club”, at the presentation of the congress in the Zagreb restaurant Dva goluba.”We are extremely pleased that the Split-Dalmatia County is hosting the International Congress on Rural Tourism. This form of tourism is increasingly attractive to foreign and domestic guests. We ourselves are taking a number of measures and actions to encourage it, which is evident in the Imotski area, where rural tourism is the main driver of economic development. “, pointed out Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board.In addition to the scientific and professional public, the congress is intended for tourist farms and entrepreneurs in rural tourism, LAGs, and LAGURs who will be introduced to the latest trends in the field of rural tourism at workshops and trainings. And according to these trends, guests are increasingly interested in the history, culture and tradition of the destination where they stay, they want to get involved in local life during the holidays. “For the city of Supetar and the island of Brac, this congress has a special significance. With it, an era of Supetar tourism ends and a new one begins. Namely, as of this spring, Supetar has a new conference center Waterman Forum in which this congress will be held, which has positioned us as a new destination for business meetings.”, Said Ivan Cvitanic, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Supetar.Rural space, household holidays, local gastronomy, active holidays in nature are of interest to socially and ecologically aware guests who expect the tourist offer to be in line with their beliefs. They come on holiday mainly outside the main tourist season, they are looking for an authentic experience, as a rule they have higher purchasing power and they come to the destination by their own car. Rural tourism is an increasingly sought-after form of offer with great tourist potential throughout the year, which generates new jobs, new facilities and economic development in rural areas, while creative and authentic offer is in focus.For more information on the International Congress on Rural Tourism on Brač, see HERE
Cornell erased any progress Syracuse made over the weekend. With the Big Red’s tenacity in grabbing loose balls and long, drawn-out offensive possessions, it halted the momentum SU had from last Saturday’s win over Princeton.After the game, Bobby Eilers felt helpless.‘They’re just a hardworking team, that’s upstate New York lacrosse for you,’ Eilers, an SU midfielder, said after SU’s 12-6 loss to Cornell on Tuesday. ‘Everyone just gets after it, and we think we’re just like them, we get after it, too, but the ball just fell their way today.’The minimal chances the Orange had in the attacking zone Tuesday proved detrimental to Syracuse’s chances of emerging victorious over the Big Red. Cornell won 14-of-22 faceoffs and controlled 14 more ground balls to cruise to victory over the Orange.SU has been plagued by a failure to win the possession battle in games all season. The struggle to hold onto the ball or win the ground ball at the faceoff X has stalled the Orange offense while allowing opposing teams to take advantage of facing a fatigued defense. Syracuse will hope to improve in the possession game when it faces Rutgers at 11 a.m. in the ESPNU Warrior Classic on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘That’s what Cornell does,’ head coach John Desko said. ‘They’re ferocious on ground balls. They get over defensively to pressure you when they can. They try and double-team you in the open field, and we had to take advantage of those situations to get goals and we didn’t.’It’s been a struggle all season for Syracuse to try and claim the possession battle, particularly at the faceoff X. When the Orange wins the battle at the X or comes within one faceoff win of the opposing team, it is 4-1 on the season.The Syracuse attack proved its capabilities against Princeton last Saturday. Faceoff specialist Chris Daddio won the last four faceoffs in the third quarter, and the Orange scored four goals in 92 seconds to turn the tides in its favor.SU won 11-of-23 draws in that game and made the most of its possessions. The Orange turned the ball over just eight times and rattled off 40 shots against the Tigers to earn a one-goal win over a ranked opponent for the first time all season.‘We had a number of more possessions and that obviously creates more offensive opportunities,’ SU midfielder Ryan Barber said Monday. ‘… I think winning faceoffs shows right there when we get the ball we can score if we have the ball.’Against Cornell, the tables turned and the Orange offense had limited opportunities to shine.With the game tied at 3 to open the second half, the Big Red won the opening faceoff and scored 20 seconds in. Cornell applied pressure to the SU defense throughout the entire third quarter, winning the first three faceoffs of the period and converting them into goals.SU won just two faceoffs in the quarter, but quickly turned it over both times. After Cornell scored its third goal and pushed its lead to 6-3, SU attack Derek Maltz came away with a ground ball along the left sideline. He fed it to Tommy Palasek, who sprinted toward the net with a three-on-one opportunity. He threw a crisp pass to midfielder Drew Jenkins to the right of the goal, but he stepped in the crease and possession went back to Cornell.The Big Red forced the Orange into a frenetic game of catch up that resulted in 14 second-half turnovers. The SU offense was ineffective as it looked to force the issue in response to the mounting deficit.‘We made some bad decisions in where to put the ball after some loose balls in clearing and off the faceoff, and they took advantage of that,’ Desko said.And a poor performance at the X has Desko rethinking the lineup that will look to dig up the ball and earn possession against the Scarlet Knights.After the possession game proved to be SU’s downfall against Cornell, he’s considering all of his options.‘We’ll look at what we’re going to see this weekend with Rutgers and try to evaluate their guys and what they do, figure out what our matchups as far as personnel are best for them and try to go with that person,’ Desko said. ‘Things like using poles and double poles has to be an option for us.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments
Scotland Yard have confirmed Arsenal defender Andre Santos has been charged with dangerous driving and could face two-years in jail if his case goes to the Crown Court and he is found guilty.The 29-year-old was caught driving recklessly by police just a couple of miles away from the club’s training ground in August.Santos, speeding at around 130 miles per hour, was allegedly driving his Maserati GranTurismo when he was pulled over by officers.The Brazilian will be handed his punishment at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on September 27.A Scotland Yard spokeswoman confirmed: ‘Andre Santos, 29, of East Finchley, north London, has been charged with dangerous driving and driving without due care and attention on August 17th this year in Mill Hill, north west London.Santos, who is believed to own several lavish cars, has made 16 appearances for the Gunners since signing from Turkish side Fenerbahce last summer for £5.5million, but has found himself second choice to Kieran Gibbs in the left-back position so far this year.