New attraction for Croatian diving tourism: A sunken Roman ship discovered near Pag

Posted On Nov 18 2020 by

first_imgA sunken Roman ship with hundreds of Roman amphorae was discovered near Pag.The site has yet to be further explored, but it is already certain that it is a new attractive location for diving tourism, which with about 180 diving centers is growing. The program of underwater activities in parts of the sea where cultural property is located is adopted by the Ministry of Culture. for the period from 2014 to 2018 includes 31 protected areas. A new program for a five-year period is expected soon, and the Diving Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is cooperating with the Ministry of Culture on future conditions and treatment of these areas in order to improve the competitiveness of diving tourism. “The latest archaeological find in the Croatian submarine has been understood by the Ministry of Culture, that the protection is made in cooperation with diving centers through the installation of video surveillance, other technical protection measures and the application of new methods of presentation and tourist promotion. With a specialized form of tourist and cultural offer, diving enthusiasts are the first on the line in terms of environmental protection of the sea and are extremely aware of the importance of sustainable tourism, ” said the President of the Diving Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Vedran Dorušić, during a tourist dive, participated in the discovery of the wreck of a Roman ship near the island of Pag, which is believed to date from the beginning of the first century BC.In Croatia, there is a deliberate sinking of boats that serve as a diving attraction. The practice is better known as scuttling, and the first ship to be sunk in this way in Croatia is Vis, the flagship of the Yugoslav Navy, located in the Istrian bay of Polje. “Over the last year, there has been better regulation of the profession in Croatia, so any new attraction is more than welcome. Tourist diving has been singled out as a special form of tourism in the new Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism, and providers of tourist diving services have been defined, which has reduced the space for unfair competition. By the end of the year, the adoption of the Ordinance on diving safety is expected, on which we are working intensively with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure,”Said Dorusic, adding that the collection of data on diving centers is underway with the aim of promotion on the central page of the CNTB.Dorušić points out that the problem of qualified workforce is still present among the remaining issues of the profession, since in addition to professional qualifications and international certificates, knowledge of foreign languages ​​is also required. Therefore, the Community is considering the development of the concept of simple education of diving leaders, especially for foreign labor, but also to strengthen the popularity of diving among young people in Croatia.  According to the research Tomas Summer 2017 of the Institute of Tourism, diving is a motive for coming to Croatia for more than 6% of respondents, while when choosing activities during their stay, 16,3% of guests choose diving. Most of them are in the group up to the age of 29, 20% of them. According to one of the world’s leading diving organizations, Padi, over 20 new divers have been certified each year for the past 900 years.One of the leading diving destinations in the world is Egypt, to which the diving attraction and wreck of the sunken ship SS Thistlegorm brings more revenue than the pyramids at Giza. RELATED NEWS:Published results of the research “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS Summer 2017.”Download the complete survey Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS Summer 2017last_img read more


Statoil Makes Minor Gas Find in Barents Sea

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgStatoil and partners OMV and Petoro have made a small gas discovery in the Gemini North well, northeast of the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea. The well also proved oil.The well was drilled in license PL 855. This is the first well drilled in the acreage awarded in Norway’s 23rd licensing round.“The well was drilled with the ambition of proving up additional oil resources in the vicinity of the Wisting discovery, but like the previous Blåmann well, we discovered gas,” says Jez Averty, senior vice president for exploration in Norway and the UK. “While this well proved a non-commercial gas discovery, the results provide grounds for cautious optimism for additional potential both within this license and the Hoop Area.”“We have over time secured a significant portfolio in the Hoop-area and what we have learned from this well will be important when we plan to test some of that acreage in 2018,” Averty points out.The discovery is in the Hoop area, approximately 30 kilometers northeast of the Wisting discovery. Recoverable volumes are estimated at 0.4-1 billion standard cubic meters (BCM), approximately 2-6 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). In addition, there was proved oil, amounting to approximately 0,5-2 million barrels of recoverable oil.This is the third discovery in Statoil’s 2017 Barents Sea exploration campaign, following the Kayak oil discovery announced on 3 July and the Blåmann gas discovery announced on 17 July.The well was drilled by the Songa Enabler semisubmersible drilling rig, which will now move to the Korpfjell prospect in license PL859 in the Barents Sea southeast.last_img read more


School tells 13y/o’s can have sex choose gender (US)

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgFox News 10 December 2014Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees. Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are “ready for sex” and another worksheet that describes how to give and obtain consent, as well as a diagram that uses a “genderbread” person for lessons in gender identity.Included in the materials provided to students were documents and worksheets that included a checklist entitled, “Sex Check! Are You Ready For Sex?” in which the 13 and 14-year-old students are asked questions such as if they have water–based lubricants and condoms and if they could handle a possible infection or pregnancy. Another worksheet reads like a how-to on obtaining consent from a possible sexual partner and offers possible statements like “Do you want to go back to my place?” and “Is it OK if I take my pants off?”  They were also taught about gender identity with the “Genderbread Person,” a play on the name of the holiday cookie, to teach them on how to identify themselves as either, “agender,” “bigender,” and “two spirit” to name a few.http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/10/parents-angry-after-school-tells-13-year-olds-can-have-sex-choose-gender/?intcmp=latestnewslast_img read more


Manchester United not in for Ozil

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_img Press Association The odds on Ozil joining United plummeted on Monday morning amid speculation the Germany midfielder would prefer to join the Red Devils rather than Arsenal, who it is reported have agreed a fee with Real Madrid. But Press Association Sport understands Red Devils chief David Moyes has not identified Ozil as a target and has no intention of hijacking any deal Arsenal may be working on. The news will doubtless disappoint some United fans, but Moyes is evidently looking to strengthen his squad. Everton duo Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines remain on his shopping list, although there is a strong possibility that of the two, only the Belgian midfielder will eventually arrive at Old Trafford. There has been speculation Fellaini would hand in a transfer request in a bid to force through a deal. However, this is thought unlikely as it would be unnecessary under the circumstances. Due to sheer geography, that transfer could happen quite late, with the deadline falling at 11pm. The same is not true of Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera, who has been heavily linked with an Old Trafford move in recent days. Left out of the starting line-up for Sunday’s defeat at Real Madrid, Herrera would presumably have to fly to England to complete a medical should terms be agreed, which would put an obvious time limit on the transfer getting a significant push forward. Moyes was giving little away following his side’s 1-0 defeat at Liverpool, when United failed to score in successive Premier League matches for the first time since May 2007. “There’s a bit of all sorts of things going on,” said Moyes. “Maybe in the next how many hours we will get a chance, but I can’t give you a heads up. “It’s not too long before we will know.” center_img Manchester United’s deadline-day recruitment drive will not include a pursuit of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.last_img read more


Broward Doctor: People are Dying at Home due to fear of Contracting COVID-19 at ER

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgBroward County emergency room doctor says too many people are not presenting for care at the ER with heart attack or stroke symptoms because they fear contracting the coronavirus.Dr. Randy Katz is the Medical Director of Emergency Services at Memorial Regional Hospital in Broward County. He told the South Florida Morning Show that the emergency room is a safe environment for patients who have COVID-19 and for people with other ailments to access care as well. There is now reason to stay away from a hospital in South Florida, all patients can be safely treated and lives saved.A survey of nine major hospitals last month showed the number of severe heart attacks being treated in U.S hospitals had dropped by nearly 40% since the novel coronavirus took hold in March, leaving cardiologists worried about a second wave of deaths caused indirectly by Covid-19: patients so afraid to enter hospitals that they are dying at home or waiting so long to seek care that they’re going to suffer massive damage to their hearts or brains. Some call it “a virus of fear.”Listen to Jen and Bill’s full interview with Dr. Randy Katz here.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Dr-Randy-Katz-5-18-20.mp3last_img read more


Annenberg professors examine middle America

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgAnnenberg lecturer Lisa Pecot-Hébert wants to burst America’s bubble. Pecot-Hébert, along with adjunct professor David Measer, spent eight months researching America’s “alt-middle” — the 100 million people in between the two coasts — and whether or not stereotypes about them hold up. Pecot-Hébert and Measer delivered the lecture “100 Million People You Don’t Know, But Should” to students and faculty on Tuesday, two weeks after the pair gave the same presentation at the South by Southwest media festival. The study was backed by the advertising agency RPA, where Measer is a vice president. Pecot-Hébert examined the topic from a journalism perspective, while Measer studied it from a marketing one. Measer began the presentation by asking who in the room had seen Westworld, then who in the room had traveled out of the country in the last few years, and eventually, who had seen a recent Daytona 500 victory. Some people in the audience raised their hands at first, then nearly all of them, and finally none. He explained that this room mirrored the crowd of 1,000 people at the South by Southwest presentation, and that those who live in America’s top 21 most populated cities are all in a similar bubble that follows the same trends, one that makes it difficult to see another person’s point of view.“It’s very easy to form affinity groups among like-minded people,” Measer said. “It’s very easy to share experiences, preferences and attitudes with people who you see eye to eye with.”Measer and Pecot-Hébert argue that living in these coastal states skews our perception of America.“There’s a prevailing gospel in this country that was forged post-9/11,” Measer said. “This narrative showed that we derive our strength as a country from our diversity.”Measer played the ad “I am an American,” which featured people of different ages and ethnicities repeating the line. This melting pot idea is true in Los Angeles, Measer argued, but as more Americans saw coverage of Trump supporters, a much less diverse image appeared, putting a crack in the “differences make us great” narrative. For this study, Measer and Pecot-Hébert wanted to know what happened when they took off these top 21 cities and examined the narrative in the rest of America, which “coastal elites” might dismiss as flyover states.After looking at quantitative data, Measer and Pecot-Hébert reported seeing trends — the top 21 cities had more white-collar jobs while the alt-middle had more blue-collar. The top 21 watched Game of Thrones; the alt-middle watched Big Time RV. But the pair said they were discouraged by these stereotypes, which seemed to pigeonhole 100 million people into cliches. They decided to switch to qualitative data, and took to frozen corn fields and farmers’ living rooms to interview over 40 people in six states in Middle America from Kansas to North Dakota.According to Measer and Pecot-Hébert, these interviews created a more concrete view of the alt-middle, one that Pecot-Hébert said blew her stereotypes away. The two condensed what they had learned into four categories of what everyone should know about these 100 million people, including that they “thrive on human connection” and then explained how what they learned translated into their respective fields. Measer explained that in marketing, this data was invaluable — when advertisers mirror their world, they isolate and lose the rest of the audience. He said that interviewing people tells a lot more than just Googling. According to Pecot-Hébert, journalists can learn something similar. She hopes that reporters learn to publish stories that are representative of more than just the top 21 cities.“Or the top five, if we’re being real,” Pecot-Hébert said. Pecot-Hébert explained that she wants to train journalists to be non-judgmental and reflective of all Americans because “coastal” papers like The New York Times are papers of record. People all across America hear stories from the coast, but people on the coast rarely hear stories from the middle of America, she said.In the future, Pecot-Hébert and Measer wish to replicate their study in the South and hope to make a podcast and take their research on the road. They said they want to continue compiling information that will inform journalists, advertisers and Americans across the country.last_img read more


Football: Wisconsin dominates Michigan, remains undefeated and best in Big Ten

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin football team came out on top at Camp Randall after a grueling game against the Michigan Wolverines.The Badgers and the Wolverines entered Saturday’s game pretty much neck and neck. Both teams boasted fantastic defenses and offenses that could be great, but had struggled for a large part of the season.Bea Frank/The Badger HeraldRiley Steinbrenner/The Badger HeraldIt was no surprise these two incredible Big Ten teams had a hard time scoring on each other. With both teams managing to score in the first half, it would become a nail biter of a game, as Wisconsin and Michigan both perform their best during the third quarter of the game.Football: East meets West as Wisconsin, Michigan clash at Camp RandallThings are going to get exciting this weekend as the University of Wisconsin welcomes the Michigan Wolverines to Madison in Read…It would be Wisconsin’s offense versus Michigan’s defense, and Wisconsin would need to rely heavily on quarterback Alex Hornibrook for some much needed plays. Having only thrown for 40 yards in the first half of the game, Hornibrook would need to step his play up in the second half for Wisconsin to have any hope of winning.While Hornibrook would throw for his 13th interception of the season, it seemed as though that interception would propel him going forward. After that interception, Hornibrook was throwing harder, faster and more accurately than he has in the past few games.It would be a third quarter touchdown to A.J. Taylor that would boost the Badgers over the Wolverines, and Wisconsin would take control of the game 14-10. Wisconsin was finally managing to get good field position, and the offensive line was leaving more room for Hornibrook to spread out and get his feet planted.Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger HeraldWisconsin showed just how strong they could be as a team, and proved that they deserve to be compared to the best teams in the nation. The Wisconsin defense allowed their first touchdown since the Indiana game, and wasn’t showing signs of allowing anymore than one.Wisconsin faced their toughest opponent to date, with many saying that the Badgers would not be able to handle a team like Michigan. With their win today, the Badgers showed that they truly are one of the best teams in the nation, and certainly the best team in the Big Ten.Although we are glad for the Badgers’ win against Michigan, we would also like to take this time to wish Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters a speedy recovery. We sincerely hope that Peters is back on his feet soon, and Sconnie Nation is wishing him all the best after he was carted off during the third period, and was promptly rushed to a local hospital.24   Wisconsin    Final Score   Michigan   10Post-game soundsWisconsin head coach Paul Chryst on what characteristics make a good UW defender:“We’ve been fortunate, we’ve had good defenses. The characteristics are names to me. [The current defense] are putting their spin on [the defense]. They’ve been well coached, but it is the player’s opportunity. They’ve been putting their stamp on it. It’s their moment and I think they’re doing everything they can to maximize it.Hornibrook on not getting caught up after an interception:“I think it’s not making a bad play and then thinking ‘how am I going to fight back from it?’ I think it is just having the same mindset the whole time. Whether it is a bad play or a good play, you’re still the same player.”Troy Fumagalli on the pressure to get better field position during the third period:“At the end of the day, we understood that we were in a spot that the offense had to make a play to win the game. We don’t try to make a big deal out of it, we just focus in on the details, doing your job, and doing the best you can.”last_img read more


Gymnastics association FIG: Simon Biles disappointed with the grading

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img 11 months ago Telugu film producer booked for threatening financier COMMENT Written By WE RECOMMEND First Published: 5th October, 2019 21:56 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US 11 months ago Two phone snatchers held after police encounter in Noida 5 months ago Video of Ref in North Carolina trends online after he a flips WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 5th October, 2019 21:56 IST Gymnastics Association FIG: Simon Biles Disappointed With The Grading Grading system provided to American Simone Biles’ new balance beam dismount, drawn criticism from the USA Gymnastics, the sports body want to protect players Pragya Puri According to the reports of the international media, the grading system provided to American Simone Biles’ new balance beam dismount, which has drawn much attention for criticism from the USA Gymnastics, whereas the sports organization asserted that looking after the protection of the athletes played an important role in the decision making. The decision came in front of the current month’s world championships. According to the reports, Biles, who is a four-time Olympic gold medallist expressed her disappointment with the ‘H’ difficulty value that was given by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) who gave the element. She felt that she should have received a higher grade. Simone Biles disappointed with the grading She did the double-double dismount which includes two flips and two twists, which was accomplished for the first time in the US championship held in August. She is expected to get her name in the sport’s Code of Points if she performs her historic stunt at the worlds in Stuttgart. According to the grade card the ‘H’ rating is considered to be one value higher than other beam elements described for women in the Code, but according to Bilies more difficulty is enough to credit an even higher rating. The 22-year Gymnast decision with a complete explanation on Twitter. READ: Ind Vs SA Day 4 Highlights: Rohit Sharma Slams Another CenturyUSA Gymnastics asks support for BilesIn a statement on Friday, she said that there is more risk in making land on the double saltos for beam dismounts which is followed by a potential landing on the neck. She further emphasized that there have been several incidents in the Code when a decision was made to protect the gymnasts, at the same time preserve the direction of the discipline. The USA Gymnastics are discontent about the evaluation system that is given for the dismount and wants the FIG to give more support to Biles’ commitments to the game. READ: Bundesliga: Bayern Munich Vs Hoffenheim FC Match Preview And Team NewsInternational Gymnastics Federation gave its statement The national body in its statement on Twitter said, “ USA Gymnastics respectfully disagrees with the value assigned to the balance beam dismount… that was submitted on behalf of Simone Biles,” as quoted by ANI. They further said that the wellbeing of competitors is constantly a top priority for us and the game, however, they agreed that the skill should be given the merit in accordance to its value. They appreciated Simone, calling her an amazing gymnast who continues to grow and challenge the norm with her innovative and technical ability and kills, the national body supports her for her efforts. Simone Biles has won 20 world medals which start with her campaign in the qualification rounds on Saturday. READ: Premier League: Liverpool Vs Leicester City Match Preview, Playing 11READ: Rishabh Pant Expresses Gratitude To Family, Well-wishers On BirthdayInputs from AP FOLLOW US LIVE TV 1 year ago Disha Patani reveals she lost 6-months memory from gymnastics training fall on concrete floorlast_img read more


Performance of Ghanaian Athletes abroad: National Record and NCAA D1 Nationals qualifications

Posted On Aug 29 2020 by

first_imgJoseph Amoah has successfully secured his second individual qualification for the NCAA DI Championships!With a time of 20.24 (+1.7) in the 200m, he came in second to snatch another automatic qualification in heat 1 of the NCAA East Preliminaries.Martin Owusu-Antwi came away with a time of 20.73 (+1.4) which unfortunately wasn’t enough to get him through to the championships. Hopefully, we’ll still see him in action in Austin with his school’s 4x100m relay team.Abraham Seaneke (Texas A&M) has also booked his ticket to the nationalsAbraham Seaneke continued his streak of amazing performances at the NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships.On day 1, he soared to first place on his sixth jump of 8.16 m (26-9 1/4) [+4.7]. He walked away as the NCAA DII long jump champion thanks to this.Seaneke returned on day 2 for a great showing in the triple jump. He came in second with a jump of 16.06m (52-8 1/4) [+4.9].Josephine Anokye qualified for the 200m quarterfinals at the NCAA West Prelims with a time of 23.11 (+1.2)!She came in just behind Kynnedy Flannel of Texas (23.06) in heat 5.She ran her quarter final race in a time of 23.14s.Ronald Amarteifio (Michigan) broke the national 400m hurdles record NEW NATIONAL RECORDMichigan Junior, Roland Amarteifio, toppled Frank Mensah’s 1996 400m hurdles national record over the weekend. Amarteifio ran more than half-second PR (50.46) in his NCAA East Preliminary heat. Though he came 4th, he was still able to qualify by time for the NCAA D1 National Championships in Austin next month.Martha Bissah (Norfolk State)Martha Bissah of Norfolk State has also punched her ticket to the 2019 NCAA D1 National Championships.With a big push early on in the women’s 800m, Bissah managed to hold on to third in her heat to nab her qualifying spot with a time of 2:04.74.Deborah Acquah (Texas A&M)Long jumper Deborah Acquah booked her trip to Austin! Acquah led the qualifying field in the NCAA West long jump with a mark of 21-1 1/2 (6.44 m) [0.9 wind].Abigail Kwarteng (Alabama)She join high jumper Abigail Kwarteng in Texas for the National Championships.  Kwarteng became the first to earn her spot at the national championships in the women’s high jump with a jump of 1.75m (5-8¾ ) on Day 1 of the NCAA East championships.last_img read more


Ohio State vs. Indiana: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_imgWhat time is Ohio State vs. Indiana?The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. ET tipoff on Sunday, Feb. 10.What channel is Ohio State vs. Indiana on?The game will be broadcast on national TV on CBS. It can also be streamed online with fuboTV (7-day free trial).Where is Ohio State vs. Indiana being played?The game will be played at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. The Hoosiers lead the all-time series with the Buckeyes, 74-54. MORE: Watch Ohio State-Indiana live or on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Indiana (13-10, 4-8 Big Ten) has been disappointing of late. Nabbing one of 2018’s top recruits in Romeo Langford had Hoosiers fans giddy for what this season might bring, but Indiana’s lost eight of its last nine games and things won’t get any easier in the coming weeks.Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this Big Ten matchup. Ohio State takes on Indiana on Sunday in a crucial conference game for both basketball teams.The Buckeyes (15-7, 5-6 Big Ten) have gone off the rails since their 12-1 start. Ohio State is just 3-6 in its last nine games, including a five-game losing streak. With Selection Sunday just over a month away, the Buckeyes need any win they can get.last_img read more