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Američki Fodor’s Travel uvrstio hrvatske nacionalne parkove na popis destinacija koje se moraju posjetiti u 2019. godini

first_imgOne of the world’s leading publishing houses for travel guides and other travel information publications, American Fodor’s travel, and this year he published his popular “Fodor’s Go List“, Ie the list of destinations that must be visited in 2019, and Croatian national parks are also on this prestigious list.  The announcement states that Croatia, in addition to the already well-known crystal clear sea on the coast, in its interior also offers equally well-preserved nature with numerous rivers, lakes and waterfalls, which are located in eight beautiful national parks. “The inclusion of Croatian national parks on this prestigious list is an additional confirmation of the exceptional natural wealth of our country, which is very much recognized in this segment in the world. Our preserved and untouched nature attracts a large number of tourists and I am sure that Croatia, after the publication of this list, will occupy an even stronger position on the world tourist map, especially among those travel lovers who prefer to visit unique natural sites. said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic.Every year, the editors of Fodors publish a list of destinations that they recommend to their numerous readers and followers. All destinations on the list will be promoted through a published article available through this one links, but also through the websites and social networks on which this American travel guide is active. Fodor Travel has previously published and Croatia Travel Guide which you can also use to promote our destination through social networks, and thus provide additional information about our tourist offer.last_img read more

Former England bowler Ken Higgs dies at the age of 79

first_imgFORMER England seamer Ken Higgs has died at the age of 79. Higgs, who also played for Lancashire and Leicestershire, took 71 wickets at an average of 20.74 in 15 Tests.In a first-class career that spanned 28 years, including a successful comeback for Leicestershire in his late 40s in 1986, Higgs finished with 1 536 wickets at 23.61.Former England captain and Sky Sports commentator David Lloyd paid tribute, saying: “I played with Ken and he was a mentor to me – he was a fabulous bloke.“He was a great, great man; he had his principles. He left Lancashire and went and played Lancashire League cricket and then went and found a home in Leicestershire.”Higgs made his England debut at The Oval against South Africa in 1965, and won his final cap on his home ground at Old Trafford in his second Ashes Test on 1968.Towards the end of his ‘main’ career he also took a hat-trick at Lord’s for Leicestershire, during the final of the 1974 Benson & Hedges Cup against Surrey.On that showpiece occasion he finished with figures of 4-10 from seven overs, although his team lost by 27 runs.He took 24 wickets during England’s home Test series against West Indies in 1966 and a statement from Leicestershire County Cricket Club read: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great fast-medium opening bowler Ken Higgs.”Leicestershire chairman and former batsman Paul Haywood added: “I had the great pleasure of playing alongside Ken, and he was a truly great bowler who had a wonderful career record.“Ken was well respected by everyone at Leicestershire County Cricket Club, and we would like to offer our condolences and best wishes to his family.”David Lloyd, the ex-Lancashire all-rounder, former England coach and Sky Sports commentator wrote on Twitter: “So sad to hear that Ken Higgs, Lancashire, Leicestershire, England, has passed away. A great man #mentor.”Flags at both Grace Road and Old Trafford were flying at half-mast as a mark of respect from both clubs.Batting at No 11, he scored a career-best 98 alongside Ray Illingworth in a stand of 228 at home to Northamptonshire in 1977.Higgs went on to become captain and coach at Leicestershire, before making another playing comeback at the age of 49 and duly taking 5- 22 against Yorkshire.He was also an England Youth football international and played for Port Vale.last_img read more

FG Releases N471m to Falcons, Super Eagles

first_imgBy Duro Ikhazuagbe in  Lagos and Olawale Ajimotokanin AbujaThe Super Falcons bonus faceoff was resolved yesterday after the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation mandated the Central Bank of Nigeria to authorise the payment of naira equivalent of US$1,173,820.00 at N305/$ to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to cover the outstanding winning bonuses for the Super Falcons’ participation at the Africa Women’s Nations Cup in Cameroon earlier this month.The Super Eagles will also benefit from the windfall as their bonuses for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Uyo were redeemed. A statement Friday by Director of Information in the office, Kenechukwu Offie, said the development was in furtherance of the approval from Minister of Finance for the said amount to be paid.“The mandate which is a sum of Three hundred and Fifty-Eight Million, fifteen thousand, One Hundred naira only has been paid by Central bank of Nigeria as at yesterday 15th December, 2016.“Similarly, another mandate for the sum of One hundred and Thirteen million, Eight Hundred and Twenty thousand, Six Hundred and Two naira only has also been released by Office of Accountant General of the Federation for the payment of wining bonus for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches; and for the Super Falcons participation in the 10th Women’s Africa Nation’s Cup.“This amount has also been paid to Nigeria Football Federation and is equally sequel to the approval of the Honourable minister of Finance.”Miss Ruth David, the Head of Women’s Football at NFF told thenff.com last night that federation had received the money from government and would reimburse the players and officials their entitlements.“The bank accounts of the players and officials are being credited as we speak. They will all receive credit alerts of the monies due to them, as released by the Government, before the end of the day,” David, said.The unpaid bonuses and allowances degenerated to a messy point that the Super Falcons on Wednesday embarked on a street protest in Abuja and were only palliated by the Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari, who assured that the money would be paid today.In the heat of the moment, the players declined to vacate the Agura Hotel, where they were lodged since they returned from Cameroon and had defiantly declined to hand over the Nations Cup trophy to NFF. A statement issued by NFF Spokesman Ademola Olajire gave a breakdown of the amount received by each member of the Super Falcons and their officials.It  showed that each player got the sum of N5,494,500, less the sum of N600,000 that was earlier paid to each of the players at various times by the NFF. The amount is at the rate of $17,900 (converted to naira at the official rate of N305 to $1), plus the sum of N15,000 camp allowance and N20,000 transport allowance. All the monies were converted at the official rate of N305 to $1. Head Coach Florence Omagbemi got a total of N11,014,000 (less the sum of N800,000 paid to her earlier), while assistant coaches Ann Chiejine, Perpetua Nkwocha and Bala Mohammed, as well as the backroom staff were N8,274,250 richer, less the N500,000 earlier paid to each of them.The equipment manager got a total of N4,114,625, less the N500,000 earlier paid to her.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more