In order to inform visitors, a free tourist guide Međimurje was published, in which the latest and most useful information about this county was collected for the third year in a row. It contains important telephone numbers and other practical information and introduces the reader to the most important attractions of Međimurje’s popular destinations, and in addition to the print edition, it is also available online.Međimurje has become the most popular continental destination in Croatia, and numerous natural beauties, cultural attractions, various events and a revived tradition are the reasons why every visitor gladly returns to Međimurje and records a constant number of visitors every year. “With the various attractions and facilities in Međimurje that we have and offer, if we add to that the hospitality and kindness of the hosts, about which word has spread far and wide, you will get a real tourist experience. This is exactly the ultimate goal and direction in which Međimurje County strives to move and succeeds”They point out from the Tourist Board of Međimurje County and add that by leafing through the guide, tourists can choose the way they want to spend an active vacation, the event they want to visit or decide which institution to visit.The guide was published in cooperation with LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin, the Tourist Board of Međimurje County, the Tourist Boards of Sveti Martin na Muri, Nedelišće, Štrigova and Prelog, and is available in Croatian and German. It can be downloaded for free from internet and in printed form in tourist boards throughout the county and in LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin.
NZ Herald 26 April 2016Family First Comment: Significant study. “The study also discovered that the risk of death from an accident or suicide was directly proportionate to the amount of marijuana used by the men as teens.”A new study has revealed heavy marijuana use during teenage years can lead to early death.Analyzing more than 45, 000 men, scientists followed a group who underwent military training in Sweden between 1969 and 1970.They were tracked on the National Cause of Death Register until 2011, by which time around 4,000 of the men in the group had died.Published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the research found that men who used marijuana heavily in their late teens were 40 per cent more likely to die by the age of 60.Heavy use was defined as teens who used marijuana more than 50 times.The study also discovered that the risk of death from an accident or suicide was directly proportionate to the amount of marijuana used by the men as teens.According to addiction expert Scott Krakower, cannabis users in general have poorer health.Speaking to CBS News, Krakower said: “‘Marijuana users generally may have poorer diets and they might be tobacco smokers. There’s an increased linkage between weed and tobacco.”Member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Addiction Psychiatry, Dr Kevin Hill, told CBS: “One of the key messages from a study like this comes down to two words: dose matters.”Heavy use at a young age is linked to cognitive issues and poor psychological health, said Hill.He referenced a 2012 study which revealed early, regular marijuana use, as described in this new study, led to an “eight-point decline in IQ over time” and a higher chance of developing a psychotic disorder.READ MORE: http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11628799
Ireland’s Mark English eased through to the semi-finals of the 800m at the European Championships on Tuesday night. English was the quickest qualifier, recording a time of one minute 47.38 seconds, and said afterwards: “I felt very comfortable on the home straight. “I felt very relaxed before the race. During the race I stayed out of trouble.” Press Association
For seven seasons Steve Sarkisian stood alongside Pete Carroll on the USC sidelines, coaching the Trojans during one of the most dominant periods in the school’s history.This Saturday, however, Sarkisian, now the head coach at Washington, will be looking across the field at the man who gave him his first big-time college coaching job when the Trojans take on the Huskies in Seattle.Shared wisdom · Steve Sarkisian (left), the play-caller for the Trojan offense for the past two seasons, brought many of the lessons he learned from Pete Carroll to his new head coaching job at Washington. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information“From a personal standpoint, it’s exciting,” Sarkisian said. “You think about seven years of my really young coaching career I’ve spent with Pete. I’ve learned so much not just from an X’s and O’s standpoint, but from just an overall standpoint of how to handle situations not just with yourself, but with the football team, with your peers as coaches.”Carroll hired Sarkisian as an offensive assistant in 2001, Carroll’s first season at USC. Sarkisian became the quarterbacks coach in 2002 before leaving for a year for the same job with the Oakland Raiders in 2004. He returned to USC in 2005 and was named offensive coordinator in 2007.Washington hired Sarkisian in December along with former Trojans defensive coordinator Nick Holt to turn around a team that went 0-12 last year. The Huskies already look improved, playing No. 11 LSU close in their opener and defeating Idaho last week to snap a 15-game losing streak.“It’s exciting to watch Sark and Nick and all the fellows up there get this program underway, to get their first win, and get the monkey off on the back of the program,” Carroll said. “It’s a major accomplishment.”Sarkisian has taken Carroll’s emphasis on competition, as well as large parts of his offensive and defensive schemes, and has tried to implement them with the Huskies.“We brought quite a bit. I think I’d be a fool to come up here and try to reinvent the wheel,” Sarkisian said. “The preparation process that Pete has assembled there is one that has withstood the test of time. Obviously we have our own wrinkles to things, we have things that we have to do differently to fit our personality and my own personality, but ultimately, they’re very similar.”With Sarkisian and Holt less than a year removed from the Trojan program, both teams will enter Saturday’s game with inside information on how the opposing coaches game plan.“They know a lot about us. We know a lot about them. I don’t think anybody has an advantage,” Carroll said. “But it’s really fun, it’s fun from our vantage point because it has to be very detailed and intricate subtleties of the adjustments that we’ll do and they’ll do.”Sarkisian, though, offered a word of caution about trying too hard to predict what their opponent would do.“You know, we’re trying our best here not to get caught up in overanalyzing this thing too much and getting into a situation where we could get some paralysis by analysis,” he said. “If we start looking too far into this thing and trying to mind read and looking three, four steps down the road, we can get ourselves in trouble.”Despite all the game planning and scheming, both coaches are looking forward to the chance to go up against one another.“There’s nothing I’ve liked more than playing against people that I really love, and friends and people that I’ve worked with,” Carroll said.“It’s exciting,” Sarkisian added. “Hopefully as we get moving forward here and as we continue to improve as a program, it will kind of shape itself up to become kind of a fun, friendly rivalry.”