Over 9 billion kuna was spent in Croatia during the World Cup in Russia

first_imgLate last night, according to the Ministry of the Interior, Vatrene was greeted by a total of about 550 people. Incredibly! Undescribable!This is the best advertisement ever for Croatia, which has been written about, published on social networks, researched in the world of the Internet like never before.Two days ago, Croatia was mentioned in the media 30% more than after the semifinals all over the world, according to Mediatoolkit data. The numbers are huge and have never been recorded in the history of Croatia – more than ever before the semifinals, said Tomislav Grubisic from Mediatoolkit, a tool that monitors what is written about anyone on the entire Internet in real time, and added: “According to these statistics, more texts about Croatia will be published on the Internet today than have been published in its entire history since its founding. ” Grubisic pointed out. How it will be today and these days after such a welcome in Zagreb and the whole of Croatia, we can only dream and find it difficult to measure everything.This is just another proof that athletes are our best ambassadors and that we need to focus much more seriously and strategically on how to connect and promote tourism, culture, economy through sports success…And as sport, and especially football as the “most important sideline in the world”, attracts the masses, they thus directly affect the increase in consumption and bring a significant impetus to the economy. Thus, according to the estimates of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, HRK 9.277.224.291,92 was spent in Croatia during the World Cup in Russia.Consumption related to major sports competitions is growing by about 10 percent, mostly in the categories of audio-visual equipment or television, sports equipment, ie fan props, travel arrangements (charter flights organized to go to matches) and in the category of food and beverages; primarily snacks, beer and other alcoholic beverages. “Consumption in retail trade compared to the same period last year was increased, especially on the day before the matches and on the day of the matches, on average between 11 and 15 percent”, She pointed out Director of the Trade Department of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Tomislav Ravlić based on fiscalization data for the period from June 15 to July 15, 2018, how long the World Cup lasted.Compared to the same period in 2017, Ravlić points out, last year in this period the turnover in retail trade, according to the data from the fiscalization system, was lower by about 5 percent (4,56%).  “In the hospitality industry, for example, on the day of the matches, the turnover grew on average by 10 percent and more. The record was set on the day of the semi-finals in the match against England when the turnover in the hospitality industry grew by 17 percent, while during the finals the increase was 13 percent.”, Ravlić points out. A total of HRK 878.824.104,83 was fiscalized in the hospitality industry, or about 3% more than in the same period last year.Croats ate more than 10 million PIK kebabs during the championshipPIK reported that during the World Cup, PIK Vrbovec sold more than 10 million kebabs, more than 2,2 million packs of cold cuts and over 2 million sausages.Although the numbers themselves sound impressive they gain even more weight when compared to sales results at Christmas time when sausages are traditionally eaten in increased quantities. Namely, during Advent in Zagreb, Croats ate more than 700.000 PIK sausages, and during the championship that number increased almost 3 times more, more than 2 million sausages were sold. When it comes to cold cuts, over 2,2 million packs of cold cuts were sold during the World Cup. Sales of durable cold cuts are growing by 30%, and the first choice of consumers are Winter and Tea. From PIK Vrbovec, they say how it is the company in this period recorded an increase in the volume of products sold by more than 10%.Related news:”CROATIA FULL OF EXCELLENT PLAYERS” CNTB CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL NETWORKSTHIS SHORT STORY WILL BEST SHOW YOU WHAT CROATIA HAS MADE FOR TOURISM IN RUSSIACROATIA – FULL OF CHAMPIONS, A CAMPAIGN THAT SHOULD START TODAY!last_img read more

Nara upsets 2004 champion Kuznetsova at US Open

first_img‘Not a god’: Federer tops cramping Youzhny in 5 sets at Open Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The No. 8-seeded Kuznetsova’s exit Thursday night means five of the top eight women in the field are already gone before the third round. She joins No. 2 Simona Halep, No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 6 Angelique Kerber and No. 7 Johanna Konta. Kerber was the defending champion.Kuznetsova won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2004 and was the runner-up in 2007. She also was the French Open champion in 2009. The Russian came to New York this year as one of eight women with a chance to move up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings after the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns a shot from Marketa Vondrousova, of Czech Republic, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Past U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset in the second round by 116th-ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.This was Nara’s first victory in nine career matches against opponents ranked in the top 10. It also allowed her to get to the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2013, equaling her best showing at any Grand Slam tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

LBDI Identifies with Muslims

first_img“LBDI is grateful to celebrate the Ramadan with our fellow Muslims who are also our customers,” Lawrence George saidThe management of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) yesterday identified with Muslims in Liberia through the donation of 200 bags of rice to several mosques in Monrovia and its environs.Lawrence George, LBDI’s corporate social responsibility coordinator, said the donation was the bank’s way of identifying with the Muslims after they successfully ended their holy month of Ramadan.The mosques that benefitted from the donation included Benson Street, Newport Street, Jacob Town, and Fiamah (50 bags each).“We have come as a bank to thank you for praying for our country especially as we await the upcoming elections in which peace is our priority, and this is just a token of our appreciation,” he said.Mr. George said the LBDI has introduced the Islamic Banking System to take care of the banking needs of Muslims in Liberia.“We as a local bank have introduced this system to actually help our Islamic brothers and sisters because we believe in making banking very simple for smooth financial operations in the country,” he said.Responding, Musa Balloh, the spokesman of the National Imams Council of Liberia, lauded the efforts of the LBDI family for the donation which he described as welcome.“We are overwhelmed especially seeing a bank making a huge donation to her clients. The fast and prayers we carried out were also focused on our country Liberia having peaceful and transparent elections for the benefit of our citizens and the country,” he said.He stressed that despite the end of the Ramadan celebration, their focus is now on peaceful elections, with the Imams in the vanguard of Muslim prayers until the October elections.“We are concerned about the security in our country so it’s our responsibility as Muslims and Christians to put aside our differences and strongly pray to God for the protection of this country during the upcoming elections, because we are not political groups but special people, and we must all work together for the common good of the country,” Mr. Balloh said.Concerning the Islamic banking process, Mr. Balloh explained that it is in the interest of the Islamic community because the process would include collaborative efforts with the Imams for the successful implementation of the transactions.He explained that the banking transaction would enable them to do banking the right way, and appreciated the management of the bank for its kind gesture and the opportunity given to Liberians to invest in the bank.Appreciating the donation, Mr. Bankale Kaba of the Newport Street mosque said, “Thank you so much for the contribution of 50 bags of rice which means a whole lot to us and we pray that God provides good leaders for our country.“It’s our prayers that God brings peace and chooses a good leader and a development oriented person for the betterment of our country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amit Saroha wins silver medal at World Para Athletics Championships

first_imgIndia’s Amit Saroha clinched the silver medal in the men’s club throw F51 competition in the World Para Athletics Championships here on Monday.The 32-year-old Saroha’s best throw of 30.25 metres, which came in his third attempt, fetched him the silver medal. In the process, the para-athlete from Haryana set a new Asian record in this event.Serbia’s Zeljko Dimitrijevic retained his title with a world record throw of 31.99m to clinch the gold.Another Indian, Dharambir finished 10th with his best throw of 22.34m.Speaking after his event, having successfully defended his title from the 2015 edition, Amit said: “After narrowly missing out in Rio 2016, I feel it was that urge to make good on that unfulfilled ambition.””I am very glad that I have gained on what I missed out in Rio. While I broke the world record as it stood before our event, Dimitrijevic’s throw went one better and set the new world record.”I would also like to dedicate this medal to the brave Indian soldiers who are at the borders of our country protecting us,” he added.Saroha, the first quadriplegic to represent India at a Paralympic Games (London 2012), will also take part in the men’s discus throw F52 final on Tuesday.This is India’s second medal in the event after Sundar Singh Gurjar had won a gold in the men’s javelin throw F46 on Friday.last_img read more

Moss ‘misguided’ before Kane penalty award

first_imgPremier League Moss ‘misguided’ in TV question before awarding Kane contentious penalty Jamie Smith 02:39 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Jonathan Moss Getty Images Premier League Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Jürgen Klopp Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur After a number of controversial calls during Sunday’s Premier League between Liverpool and Tottenham at Anfield, PGMOL have backed the match officials Referee Jon Moss admits he was “misguided” to ask for television footage while awarding Tottenham a penalty at Liverpool, but Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has backed his ultimate decision.A thrilling 2-2 draw featured a pair of contentious penalties in the final 10 minutes of the game, Harry Kane missing after he was adjudged to have been fouled by Loris Karius, before the England striker made amends in the 95th minute after Erik Lamela was felled by Virgil van Dijk.Van Dijk accused the Spurs duo of diving after the game, while Jurgen Klopp also vented frustration at the officiating and suggested the officials apologised to him at full-time for getting the first decision wrong, with the Reds believing there should have been an offside flag during the build-up to Kane going down under Karius’ challenge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In a lengthy delay, Moss appeared to ask fourth official Martin Atkinson, “Have we got anything from the TV?”. Officials are not permitted to use television footage to review decisions in games where a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is not in use.PGMOL has insisted that there was no wrongdoing in making the decision, affirming it to be the correct one.A statement read: “[Moss] asked a question to his fourth official Martin Atkinson and acknowledges that referencing ‘TV’ was misguided. Atkinson did not reply to the question and so had no involvement in the decision.”Having properly reflected on the questions asked, Jon knew that a Liverpool player, now identified as [Dejan] Lovren, had played the ball and that no offside offence had occurred. He then awarded the penalty.”For the avoidance of doubt, Atkinson did not view a television monitor and did not relay any information to the on-field officials.”Backing Moss, PGMOL added: “In real time this was a difficult series of decisions which the match officials judged correctly in recognising that Kane was not offside, as Lovren had deliberately played the ball, and he was fouled for the award of the penalty kick.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more