DUBROVNIK AND SPLIT AGAINST LIBERALIZATION OF TAXI MARKET, WANT TO INTRODUCE ORDER DUBROVNIK: ATMS ARE LEAVING THE OLD TOWN An excellent positive example of dialogue and how the City should cooperate with various professional associations, because without synergy and market development, and not politicking, we certainly cannot move forward. Also, the profession and people from the field know deeper issues, and one man, in this case the mayor, can not know everything, and accordingly not even make decisions on topics in which he is not familiar enough. Communication and synergy. He paid special attention to staying at the entrances to the old town and the movement of groups along Stradun, because these are the busiest parts where crowds quickly form. “Better throughput and movement through the City will provide tourists with a better experience ” Franković points out. RELATED NEWS: “Licensed guides for the protected area of the City of Dubrovnik with their knowledge and experience and direct contact with visitors can significantly contribute to the perception of our city and life in it ”States Mayor Franković in the letter, inviting all guides to introduce their groups to the project Respect the City and call on them to respect the prominent rules and the local population. On the Pile and Ploče bridges, stopping groups is not allowed, as well as in Široka Street, and it is recommended to stop as little as possible on Stradun, and it is especially important to pay attention to the streets of the pedestrian corridor. All recommendations and rules have been previously harmonized with the leadership of the Tourist Guides Association and the Tourist Guides Guild. The City of Dubrovnik continues to develop and implement the strategic project Respect the City, in order to prevent the negative effects of excessive tourism through destination management. By the way, for 2021, a change has been announced that will apply to all guides, the introduction of the rules of mandatory use of headphones for all groups over 15 people and a complete ban on the use of microphones with loudspeakers. To this end, the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, invited tourist guides to cooperate, addressing the Dubrovnik Tourist Guides Association and the Tourist Guides Guild. “Tourist guides know the City and each of its cantons best. Every virtue and advantage, flaw and need. You have a great role in creating order, as well as in the experience by which tourists will remember our city, and we believe that you will help us create change and achieve our goals.”Concluded Mayor Franković. Photo: City of Dubrovnik UNIQUE SMART PARKING SYSTEM LAUNCHED IN DUBROVNIK Although Dubrovnik certainly has a lot of problems, as do other cities due to mass tourism, it is still nice to see concrete moves aimed at bringing order to Dubrovnik. The Respect the city project is growing and expanding, although for many it is too slow, it cannot be said that it is not a quality project and that there are no concrete changes for the better. Definitely to be commended.
The European Commission and the UK regulator have called for greater co-operation between the UK and the EU to prevent a possible “cliff edge” that could jeopardise the financial services sector across Europe.In a speech on Tuesday to the City of London, Valdis Dombrovskis, the European Commission’s vice-president responsible for financial regulation, said “supervisors need to work together” to avoid further disruption to pan-European financial services in the wake of Brexit.However, he offered a stark warning: “As vice-president in charge of financial stability, my message to all parties – firms and supervisors – is that they need to continue their work to prepare for all scenarios.”Dombrovskis’ comments echoed concerns raised earlier in the day by Andrew Bailey, CEO of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Both men warned of the limitations of extending the existing “equivalence” regime, under which non-EU companies can access the single market, to the UK post-Brexit. Dombrovskis said that while “equivalence [was] not perfect…[it] has proven to be a pragmatic solution”.Bailey was unequivocal, saying he recognised that equivalence could “increase choice and competition in home markets” – but he added: “The current EU equivalence regime doesn’t best suit any of the parties.”Under the current system, the EU has more than 200 equivalence decisions across 30 non-EU jurisdictions.“For example, equivalence decisions in the derivatives and trading space have allowed European banks to service clients across the world and EU investors to access pools of liquidity anywhere in the world,” Bailey noted.However, the FCA chief said: “Mutual recognition, as [Brian Hayes MEP] suggests, would be the better way to establish the steady-state between the UK and the EU in future.”Avoiding a ‘no deal’ scenarioBoth men raised the spectre of the consequences of a failure to reach a final deal – even with a transition period in place until 31 December 2020.Dombrovskis said Brexit was already posing many challenges. “For the financial sector, the Commission’s first priority is to safeguard financial stability and ensure investor protection,” he said. “It is my duty to encourage you to take steps to prepare for all scenarios.”For Bailey, however, averting a cliff-edge scenario – “which we should all want to avoid” – was paramount. He welcomed the conditional agreement of the transition period.“This matters in financial services because the risks around contract continuity, data sharing and broader market disruption could jeopardise financial stability, the preservation of which is a shared objective of both sides,” he said.
LifeSiteNews 19 September 2014Transgender mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Fallon Fox is facing new criticisms after breaking the eye socket of his last opponent.On Saturday, Fox defeated Tamikka Brents by TKO at 2:17 of the first round of their match. In addition to the damaged orbital bone that required seven staples, Brents received a concussion. In a post-fight interview this week, she told Whoa TV that “I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life.”“I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night. I can’t answer whether it’s because [he] was born a man or not, because I’m not a doctor,” she stated. “I can only say, I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life, and I am an abnormally strong female in my own right. ”His “grip was different,” she added. “I could usually move around in the clinch against…females but couldn’t move at all in Fox’s clinch.”Fox’s gender controversy is not new. In March 2013, after a 39-second knockout victory, it was revealed that Fox had not told the MMA community about his sex-change operation, which took place in 2006. That bout was the fifth straight first-round victory for the then-37-year old Fox, including his three amateur bouts, and his second victory as a professional fighter.READ MORE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/transgender-female-boxer-gives-female-opponent-concussion-breaks-her-eye-so
Milan attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is brimming with confidence ahead of this weekend’s Serie A clash against Juventus, and the Swedish international has voiced his opinion that he is the best player in the world.The striker was quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.”I’m the best player in the world. I really feel that way. You’re finished if you don’t belief in yourself. The fact that I’ve never won the FIFA Player of the Year award or the Ballon d’Or doesn’t mean that I can’t be the best player.”The striker also explained his decision to change clubs on a regular basis and pointed out that he needs a new challenge to stay fully motivated.He continued: “I feel that it’s better not to stay at the same club too long. You keep learning new things if you change clubs every now and then. You can get complacent if you stick with the same club too long. You need to be motivated to perform and moving clubs forces you to prove your worth again time and time again.”The former Barcelona and Inter attacker also talked about his future and revealed that he’s likely to retire at the age of 33.“Milan will probably be my last club. I expect to retire from professional football at the age of 33. I don’t want to end my career spitting blood after every match simply because I’m too old to keep up.” Source: Goal.com
VIDEO: Watch Zack Greinke sum up his hard-luck lossDe La Rosa — a two-time 16-game winner in 2009 and 2013 — allowed just two hits with three strikeouts and no walks in 7 1/3 shutout innings. He also induced two double plays to thwart whatever momentum the Dodgers were building, improving to 6-2 against L.A. in his last nine starts despite a 4.15 ERA.“Obviously he gave us a lot more opportunities last week, walking some guys,” Mattingly said. “He’s always tough to get ready for because he’s wild in the strike zone and has a big changeup. He threw more strikes. He’s traditionally a guy who has been pretty good against us. We have a lot of trouble with him.”VIDEO: Watch Dodgers manager Don Mattingly reflect on why Jorge De La Rosa was so effectiveGreinke sustained his first loss since Aug. 9, 2014 at Milwaukee despite allowing just one run in six innings. He posted five strikeouts, no walks and one hit batter.Greinke was also aided by a spectacular catch in center field by Kike Hernandez, who was filling in for Pederson.Hernandez made a run-saving catch to end the fourth inning with a full sprint to dead center to catch Michael McKenry’s long drive just before crashing into the wall.VIDEO: Watch Zack Greinke respond to Kike Hernandez’s catch in center field“I knew he hit it good,” Greinke said. “The way he was running straight back, it looked like it was going to be way over his head or a home run. Somehow he caught it. That made a big difference.”VIDEO: Watch Dodgers manager Don Mattingly react to Kike Hernandez’ catch and reflect on his versatilityGreinke left the game for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the sixth, having thrown 100 pitches.Yet reliever Sergio Santos coughed up five runs in two innings, including two-run homers to Daniel Descalso in the seventh and Nolan Arenado in the eighth. Descalso entered the game hitting .132.To be fair, Santos became just the sixth Dodger to record four strikeouts in one inning, following Kenley Jansen’s four-strikeout performance in the eighth inning from the previous night.“His is the better one without any runs coming across,” said Santos, the pride of Los Altos and Mater Dei High. “It’s kind of weird. You feel like you’ve made a lot of good pitches but you have a couple that you made a mistake on.”VIDEO: Watch Sergio Santos reflect on his four-strikeout, three-run inningGreinke was trying to start the season 6-0 for the first time since 2009 and become the first Dodger to accomplish the feat since Kaz Ishii in 2002. He also saw his streak of winning 10 straight decisions come to an end.It was just Greinke’s second loss against an NL West opponent since joining the Dodgers, falling to 26-2 overall against NL West foes. Greinke’s streak of eight straight quality starts (at least six innings pitched and fewer than three runs allowed) remained intact, but that was little consolation.“Obviously Zack was good,” Mattingly said. “He kept us in the game and gave us a chance. Tonight we just didn’t do a whole lot behind him.” Maybe the Dodgers got a little complacent.After all, Zack Greinke was on the mound. And the way he’s been pitching, it might have seemed like they could give Adrian Gonzalez, Joc Pederson, Yasmani Grandal and Andre Ethier a simultaneous day off.The offense decided to take a day off, too.The Colorado Rockies stymied the Dodgers with a three-hitter for a 7-1 victory Saturday night at Dodger Stadium and handed Greinke his first loss since Aug. 9 before a crowd of 48,378. Greinke was brilliant in six stellar innings, allowing just a booming solo homer to suddenly resurgent Carlos Gonzalez in the first inning.But Greinke was outdueled by left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.Yes, that was the same De La Rosa who entered the game with an 0-2 record and a 9.56 ERA.However De La Rosa channeled a younger and more effective version of himself, retiring 19 straight batters at one point.“I was pitching OK. The guys made a lot of good plays behind me. But De La Rosa pitched better,” Greinke said. “It happens.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
IOWA CITY — Cancer deaths and new cancer cases will rise statewide in the year ahead, according to predictions in the “2019 Cancer in Iowa” report being released by the State Health Registry of Iowa.Mary Charlton, an epidemiology professor at the University of Iowa, says the increases were expected, for the most part, though it was hoped they would have further slowed. “We estimate there will be 18,100 new cancers diagnosed in Iowa this year, that’s up a few hundred from last year,” Charlton says. “We expect there will be about 6,400 cancer deaths among Iowans, which is up about a hundred from last year. About 3,000 will occur among females and 3,400 among males.”Charlton says it’s encouraging the numbers aren’t increasing dramatically, but it’s also frustrating as the top cancer killers are the easiest to avoid. “Unfortunately, lung cancer continues to be the most common cause of cancer death for both males and females, accounting for one in every four cancer deaths in Iowa,” Charlton says. “That’s just not coming down at a rate that it has in previous years and that’s unfortunate because lung cancer is largely preventable.”It’s known that tobacco use causes the vast majority of lung cancer cases, she says, along with Iowa’s radon prevalence. The most common cancers in Iowa are similar for both sexes, with one difference at the top. “The top cancers among females remain breast cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer, and then among males, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer,” Charlton says. “One cancer that is rising is melanoma. It continues to go up. It’s #5 for both females and males.”Another rising cancer in Iowa is throat cancer, especially in men. Charlton emphasizes, Iowans have the ability to lower their risk levels by working to prevent two of the worst cancer killers, colorectal and lung. “Colorectal cancer through colonoscopy and screening, and lung cancer through tobacco prevention and being aware of radon levels in people’s homes,” Charlton says. “The more we can do to chip away at those major risk factors, I think we’ll finally start to see the cancer cases coming down in Iowa.”The State Health Registry of Iowa, based at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been gathering cancer incidence and follow-up data for the state since 1973.Link to full report:https://shri.public-health.uiowa.edu/2019/03/05/state-health-registry-of-iowa-issues-cancer-in-iowa-2019-report-highlights-hpv-related-cancers/
Madrid, Spain | AFP | Real Madrid won their 33rd La Liga title and first for five years as Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40th goal of the season helped seal a 2-0 win at Malaga on Sunday.Ronaldo got Madrid off to the perfect start after just two minutes before Karim Benzema’s close range finish sealed the title 10 minutes into the second-half.Madrid beat out Barcelona at the top of the table by three points as the Catalans’ come-from-behind 4-2 victory over Eibar in outgoing coach Luis Enrique’s last home game in charge wasn’t enough for a third straight title. Share on: WhatsApp
Athletic tips In the interview also Athletic Bilbao. Team that, wait, wins the Copa del Rey (the return of the semifinals is played next week. The lions leave with a 1-0 advantage over Granada and the return is played in Los Cármenes). In which Clemente did not forecast was LaLiga. “As Athletic can not be, may God give it to Saint Peter to bless it, “he said. Atlético was ready in Lisbon. And also two years later, in Milan. As he had been in 1974 in Brussels against Bayern. But neither before the Germans nor later in their next two Champions finals, both of the 21st century, that Lisbon, that Milan, the rojiblanco club achieved what it so much craves. In his museum La Orejona. Javier Clemente, who was his coach in the eighties-nineties, has talked about it in an interview with Efe and sounds meridian. “I have been to Atlético de Madrid and it would be good for football if Atlético de Madrid won the Champions League“he declared when asked about what he expects. And his wish is clear: that a Spanish team wins.”I am friends with Pep. But if they arrive in Madrid or Barcelona, it is good for Spanish football to win. Or the Athletic. Valencia has it harder, “he said.
MOST READ Nietes wants 4th world title to usher in new year Romeo: Hoping for positive startSan Miguel coach Leo Austria is well aware that all eyes are on his Beermen when the Philippine Cup kicks off the Philippine Basketball Association Season 44 on Jan. 13.“Four straight (Philippine Cup titles) and we’re gunning for fifth,” he told the Inquirer. “Notching four was already unprecedented.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments But Austria said that he is treading carefully.“Over at social media, people are saying there are not enough basketballs to go around [the team],” he said. “The challenge now lies in conjuring the perfect chemistry. I always try to tell keep everyone in line to avoid them from being consumed by an individualistic mind-set.”Austria, who had steered San Miguel Beer to six PBA titles, touched up on Romeo, who, he acknowledged has been the target of flak by fans.“We had a lengthy conversation,” he said of his first chat with Romeo since the cager’s trade from TNT. “He shared a lot of things.”“I told him that’s only the start,” Austria said. “You’re up for more. You should no longer be the awards. It should be a championship. He was positive about it.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “The expectations are swelling. You could see it everywhere, on paper,” he added. “The same could be said with our formidable lineup. We still have to work things out. I know that talent couldn’t prevail if you put in the hard work.”The toil, according to Austria, starts with the team’s chemistry. He believes he can expand his notoriously limited player rotation sans imports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s all-Filipino. I feel like my rotation is going to be great. It could include 10, 11 or maybe 12. And with our new additions? That’s exciting,” he said.San Miguel acquired embattled guard Terrence Romeo, international veteran Paul Zamar, and recalled old hand Ronald Tubid as part of the campaign to reassert their dominance in the prestigious conference. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil