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


Shafer looks forward to continuing rivalry with Pittsburgh

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_img Published on November 21, 2013 at 11:31 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ When college football fans across the country sit on their couch Saturday and flip through the channels, or at least watch scores go by on the bottom of their television screens, there will be a familiar sight.“1955 is a lot of years. A lot of people will sit and turn that TV on and say, ‘Hey, another Pitt-Syracuse game. I think that’s really cool,’” SU head coach Scott Shafer said during his weekly press conference Thursday.In a season marked by realignment and, in turn, new opponents as a first-year member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Orange will welcome a familiar foe into the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. when Syracuse and Pittsburgh face off for the 69th time.The two have played every year since 1955 with the Panthers leading the all-time series 34-31-3. The Orange has only faced one team more than it’s played Pittsburgh.“Every game is an opportunity and presents itself with — ‘This is neat to go play here, a new team,’” Shafer said. “This is neat to come back and play somebody that we’ve played a lot.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer cited a handful of things that make this rivalry in particular a great one. The alumni and fan bases for each team centralize in the same areas throughout the Northeast. The region doesn’t have another particularly great football rivalry, so SU-Pitt stands out.Both teams also tend to target the same recruits, so the yearly matchup affects both schools’ success in that area, as well.But, most importantly, it’s something that people who are Shafer’s age grew up watching, the head coach said. Syracuse has gotten to play new powers like Clemson and Florida State, but now it’s back to its roots.“With the advent of all the super-conferences in the country and the college football change agents that are happening, I think there’s something kind of cool about watching a Syracuse-Pitt game,” Shafer said.So people will see this game among the rest of Saturday’s great matchups and say, “Hey, there they go again,” Shafer said. There’s a lot at stake in terms of bowl positioning, but this one also has the added element of tradition.“I’m a traditionalist to some degree,” Shafer said. He smiled. “Unless it affects recruiting.” Commentslast_img read more


3 UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgPac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the matter “has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities.”The players were detained in Hangzhou for questioning following allegations of shoplifting last week before the 23rd-ranked Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai as part of the Pac-12 China game. The rest of the UCLA team returned home last Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneA person with knowledge of the Pac-12’s decision said any discipline involving the trio would be up to UCLA. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the conference doesn’t plan any sanctions.UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said the school is weighing its options. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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Instead, they are being talked about solely for their actions off the court.Ball, a guard whose brother Lonzo is a rookie for the Los Angeles Lakers, averaged 33.8 points as a high school senior. The elder Ball played one season in Westwood and left early for the NBA draft.The Balls’ outspoken father, LaVar, was in China at the time of the incident. He spent some time promoting the family’s Big Baller Brand of athletic shoes with his youngest son, LaMelo, while his middle son was detained.Forwards Hill and Riley, both four-star recruits, figure to bolster 7-foot senior Thomas Welsh in the frontcourt.The Bruins traveled to China as part of the Pac-12’s global initiative that seeks to popularize the league’s athletic programs and universities overseas. The China Game is in its third year, and while the scandal was developing the league announced that California and Yale will play in next year’s edition.The game is sponsored by Alibaba Group, the Chinese commerce giant that both UCLA and Georgia Tech visited before the shoplifting incident occurred. “I want to be clear that we take seriously any violations of the law,” he said in a statement. “In this particular case, both Athletics and the Office of Student Conduct will review this incident and guide any action with respect to the involved students. Such proceedings are confidential, which limits the specific information that can be shared.”There was no immediate word on the trio’s status for the team’s home opener Wednesday night against Central Arkansas.The school said the three players, along with coach Steve Alford and athletic director Dan Guerrero, will make their first public comments about the matter at a campus news conference Wednesday, but won’t take questions.Scott thanked President Donald Trump, the White House and the State Department for their efforts in resolving what he called “the incident with authorities in Hangzhou, China.” He indicated that UCLA made “significant efforts” on behalf of its athletes.It wasn’t clear under what terms the players were freed to return to the U.S.ADVERTISEMENT UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball keeps his head down as he leaves Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles. Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, California—Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal.Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley arrived at Los Angeles International Airport late Tuesday afternoon after a 12-hour flight from Shanghai. They ignored reporters’ shouted questions while making their way through a horde of media outside and getting into a van that took off from the departure level.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more