In the first seven months of 2020, only 16 cruises of foreign ships were realized In the period from January to July 2020, seven foreign cruise ships entered Croatian seaports, which made 16 cruises. There were 3 passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for 762 days. In the period from January to July 2020, the number of foreign cruise ships in Croatian seaports decreased by 87,7% compared to the same period in 2019. Source: CBS In the first seven months of 2020, foreign cruise ships decreased by 95,6% and the number of days spent on the Croatian Adriatic by 92,9% compared to the same period in 2019. The number of passengers on these ships compared to the same period In 2019, it is lower by 99,3%. Out of a total of 16 cruises, 75,0% of trips were realized in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, while the remaining 25,0% of trips were realized in Istria County. Measures introduced to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic directly affected the reduction in the number of foreign cruise ships in Croatian seaports in March and July 2020 and their absence in April, May and June 2020.
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LOS ANGELES — Until Tuesday night, the first game was just a day in the life.Remember last year’s openers? Portland 128, Lakers 119. And Denver 107, Clippers 98. And of course you don’t.“Whoever wins tonight, it’s going to mean nothing,” said Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ coach. “And the team that loses, it’ll mean nothing. But, having said that, you always want to win.”Game One was always the rocking motion that started the ski run, or maybe the 50K cross-country race. Quick starts rarely matter in a marathon, especially when 16 teams qualify to run another one. The Lakers actually started 2-2 but quickly found a groove and were 10-4. With Norm Nixon freeing up Johnson to play all over the floor, they ran and shot to thrill.On Nov. 8, McKinney and assistant coach Paul Westhead set up a tennis game near their homes in Palos Verdes, and McKinney’s wife had the car. McKinney took his bicycle. He crashed, fractured his skull, and would never coach another Lakers game. Nixon, among others, said “Showtime” was always McKinney’s creation.Now everything is Showtime, but until April, they’re all marking time.“I like what both teams did,” Ford said of the Lakers’ and Clippers’ offseason roster moves. “What matters, when you get to the playoffs, is who’s hurt and who’s not.”That answer is at the bottom of the hill. With one exception and one exceptional hug, you normally can’t see it from here. The nation was not tuned in, literally. CBS dared not show NBA games, even NBA Finals games, in Eastern prime-time.Still, CBS sent Brent Musburger and Hot Rod Hundley to San Diego for the 8:30 PDT tipoff.Four quarters later, the Lakers produced the snapshot that would launch five championships and, in its own way, would lead to the limousines and entourages of today.Abdul-Jabbar took a fanciful skyhook from just outside the foul line. It swished, the buzzer sounded, and the Lakers won 103-102.Johnson then invaded the force field that surrounded Abdul-Jabbar and gave him a tight, rolling hug. The theoretical had become tangible. Magic and Kareem would blend their uniqueness and put the Lakers back on the cover of Sports Illustrated and, eventually, Forbes.They won the 1980 championship. By the time they won again in 1982, CBS was no longer tape-delaying weekday NBA Finals games, or playing them on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to avoid a prime-time ratings licking. Joined by the Celtics (who won behind Larry Bird in 1981), the Lakers changed everything.“Before that game, we were Kareem’s team,” Don Ford said on Tuesday morning. “After that game, we were Magic’s team. Magic had that great energy. Kareem was probably the leading intellect of the whole league. It was some combination.”Ford was the forward from UC Santa Barbara. He still lives there, after helping broadcast Gauchos games all these years. He also was the in-bounds passer from the sideline on Oct. 12. Abdul-Jabbar said at the time that Ford was supposed to hit Magic on a lob, but when the Clippers cut it off, Ford went to the familiar port in a storm.“I don’t remember much, but I remember how deep that skyhook was,” Ford said.The next February, Ford was dealt to Cleveland along with a first-round draft pick in the 1980 draft. The Cavaliers gave the Lakers Butch Lee and their first-round pick in 1982. The Cavaliers’ pick became Chad Kinch. The Lakers’ pick became James Worthy. No need to explain further.On that night in San Diego, Free shot 19 for 29 and scored 46 points, without 3-point candy.McKinney rode his starters hard that night, long before “load management.” Johnson played 41 minutes in his first game and scored 26 points. Abdul-Jabbar scored 29 with 10 rebounds. Jamaal Wilkes added 19 points.Related Articles Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant No matter what Kawhi and A.D. and LeBron did to each other at Staples Center in this one, nothing would be decided, except for the experiment to see how many cameras could squeeze into an empty postgame locker room.But there’s always an exception.On Oct. 12, 1979, the Lakers went to San Diego with cautious hopes. They had this rookie, Magic Johnson, whose smile and game could make any building a disco, and they still had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had put up joyless numbers all those years to no avail.They had others, too, and new coach Jack McKinney. Nobody was thinking NBA Finals yet. There were no red carpets.San Diego was home to the Clippers. They would play there five more years before Donald T. Sterling moved them to Los Angeles. But the Clippers knew they’d be entertaining, with World B. Free firing rainbows, and they’d actually won 43 games the year before. On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Dele Alli’s reaction to signing a new six-year deal with Tottenham this week underlined why Mauricio Pochettino is so valuable to the north London club amid claims the Argentine coach is growing restless.Victory at Wolves on Saturday would extend Spurs’ best start to a Premier League campaign since Pochettino took charge ahead of the 2014-15 season.That, though, tells only part of the story.Performances have too often fallen short of standards set in recent seasons, throwing focus on the failure to make any signings during the last transfer window.The after-effects of a gruelling World Cup campaign have taken a toll on a number of Pochettino’s squad, while Tottenham’s Champions League campaign already hangs in the balance.Add to that the continuing delays to Tottenham’s move back into a rebuilt White Hart Lane, and there is a growing sense the club is treading water right now.Speaking ahead of Monday’s home defeat to Manchester City, Pochettino admitted to feeling frustrated, conceding this was the worst he has felt since taking charge of the club.Pochettino acknowledged his side has made some progress, but insisted off-field distractions had diverted their focus away from winning trophies.It doesn’t help, then, that Real Madrid, long term admirers of the Argentinian, are now looking for a replacement for the sacked Julen Lopetegui.Pochettino’s future appeared secure when he signed a new five-year contract at the end of last season. But Tottenham would not be the first club to discover they have a fight on their hands if the La Liga giants decide to step up their interest in the manager.The central importance of Pochettino to Tottenham’s long-term plans, though, was reinforced by Alli’s glowing endorsement.The England midfielder became the latest member of Pochettino’s squad to sign a long-term deal this week and made it clear the Argentine was a major factor in his decision to put pen to paper.– In demand –“He is a massive part of wanting to be at this club,” said Alli after Wednesday’s win at West Ham in the League Cup.“The fans are amazing, the chairman, everyone — the whole club’s amazing.“But as players you work with the gaffer, you want to have a good relationship with the manager, and we all feel like we’ve got that here.“We all love the way we work, the style of play. We all want to be a part of it.“He’s done a lot for me so far and hopefully he can keep helping me to improve.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
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New Delhi: Sugar production rose by 6 per cent to 273.47 lakh tonne till March 15 of the current marketing year ending September 2019, helped by higher output in Maharashtra and Karnataka where mills started their operations early, according to industry data. The country had produced 258.20 lakh tonne sugar in the year-ago period, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement. “During 2018-19 sugar season, 527 sugar mills were in operation and they have produced 273.47 lakh tonne of sugar till March 15, 2019,” the ISMA said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAs many as 154 mills have stopped crushing and 373 sugar mills are continuing their crushing operations. Mills in Maharashtra and Karnataka are closing fast and their crushing season is on the verge of closing. According to the ISMA, sugar production in Maharashtra till March 15 was 100.08 lakh tonne as against 93.84 lakh tonne in the year-ago period. In Uttar Pradesh, production was almost flat at 84.14 lakh tonne compared with 84.39 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period of the 2017-18 marketing year. Sugar production in Karnataka stood at 42.45 lakh tonne as against 35.10 lakh tonnes. The ISMA had earlier pegged the country’s sugar production at 307 lakh tonne in 2018-19, down from 325 lakh tonnes in 2017-18 marketing year.
Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati Monday hit out at the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over rising cane arrears to farmers, asking why it cannot act tough against the erring sugar mill owners. “How can the UP sugarcane farmers be happy and prosperous when their arrears amount to Rs. 10 thousand crores ? This is a matter to ponder on. Anti-farmers and pro-capitalist BJP government need not make wrong claims,” Mayawati said in a tweet. “Why is BJP not acting tough against the mill owners like the BSP government and getting all the arrears of the farmers cleared?” she asked. On Sunday, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked the Uttar Pradesh government over unpaid dues of sugarcane farmers and alleged that ‘chowkidars’ (watchmen) were only working for the rich and are not bothered about the poor. She had also shared a media report on Twitter that claimed the dues of sugarcane farmers had crossed Rs 10,000 crore in the state.
New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das Monday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, and is believed to have discussed the current economic situation, ahead of the first bi-monthly monetary policy for 2019-20. The meeting of the six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to decide on the first bi-monthly policy statement for 2019-20 will be held from April 2 to 4. The policy will be announced on April 4. “It was a courtesy meeting, there is a tradition of RBI Governor meeting the Finance Minister before monetary policy, so it is part of that,” Das told reporter after the meeting. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The bi-monthly policy assumes significance as it will be announced just a week before the commencement of the seven-phase general elections beginning April 11. According to sources, economic issues were discussed during the meeting. While the RBI cut the interest rate in its February monetary policy after a gap of 18 months, industry has started clamouring for another rate cut as retail inflation is below the RBI’s benchmark of 4 per cent and need for boosting growth is pressing. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Retail inflation inched up to a four-month high of 2.57 per cent in February, though it is still below the RBI’s benchmark, raising hopes of another round of rate cut to boost industrial growth, which slipped to 1.7 per cent on account of manufacturing sector slowdown. The central bank had reduced the key lending rate (repo) by 25 basis points in February to 6.25 per cent. Following the RBI rate cut, many banks announced up to 10 basis point reduction in their lending rates. However, there have also been complaints that banks do not pass on the entire benefit of policy rate cut to borrowers. Last month, the governor had held meeting with top officials of public and private sector banks to discuss rate transmission and persuade them to pass on the benefit of lower interest rates to the consumers.
New Delhi: Alleging that south India received “step motherly” treatment under the Modi government, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the south will play a key role in voting out the ruling dispensation and “overwhelmingly” side with the Congress. Emphasising that all sections of the country are equally important to the Congress and have been equally sought after, he said party president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Kerala’s Wayanad sent a message that under Congress rule, the concerns and aspirations of southern states will not be ignored at the Centre. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “I think the south will definitely play an instrumental role in deciding the political fate of the country, particularly in the context of voting out the present ruling dispensation, under whose tenure, the south has an understandable case of step-motherly treatment under the Centre,” Tharoor told PTI in an interview. He alleged that in the last five years of BJP rule, there has been a “widespread assault” on the spirit of cooperative federalism which has held the country together since Independence. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “This is partly on account of cultural factors such as the beef ban and the drive to impose Hindi as a national language, but also because of larger issues such as the uproar regarding the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission which has implications on the financial and political security of the southern states,” he said. The Congress, particularly with Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from the south, has made a very effective outreach towards the southern states, the former Union minister said. The Congress chief contesting from Wayanad has sent a clear message that under Congress rule, the concerns and aspirations of these states will not be ignored at the Centre, least of all under a potential prime ministerial candidate who will be elected from the south, Tharoor said. “As my own experiences in Kerala tell me, this message has been widely and popularly received and it is clear that the south will overwhelmingly side with the Congress as the most credible alternative to the present ruling dispensation,” the 63-year-old leader said. Tharoor, who is seeking a third straight Lok Sabha term from Thiruvanathapuram, which went to polls on April 23, also asserted that there will be a coalition government at the Centre after the elections and that the coalition is more likely to be UPA-3 rather than an NDA-3. “The fundamental fact that the performance of the BJP in 2014, where they secured 282 seats, is based on simple mathematics, a performance that is impossible for them to repeat, even if they had been highly successful in government, which they were lamentably not,” he said. “Given how poorly they performed in government, the scale of the frustration and disappointment with their performance is immense and is likely to result in a significant reduction in their seats,” he claimed. Tharoor contended that the BJP will be forced to turn to regional parties for support to form a government, but most of those potential partners would be unwilling to offer their support, given how their concerns and voices were “diminished and marginalised” under the Modi-Shah regime of the last 5 years. “Many of those who had joined the NDA got their fingers burned — many subsequently left their erstwhile alliance with the BJP or openly bickered with them. This sends a clear signal that allying with the BJP comes at a heavy price,” he claimed. In contrast, the Congress has presented a compelling and credible narrative across the country and has implemented an effective and energetic campaign during the current elections, he said. This, along with the rising anti-BJP wave and the Congress’s historic record and capability of working with regional partners makes it clear that when the coalition government is formed, it will most definitely be the return of the UPA, Tharoor asserted. On whether Rahul Gandhi could be the front-runner for being the opposition’s prime ministerial choice, he said Gandhi is the party chief and if the Congress gets a majority, he will be PM. “If the government is a coalition, obviously this is a decision that will jointly be taken by leadership of the parties that constitute the coalition and will take place through established processes and conventions,” he said. This is only likely be discussed once the results of the election become clear, he added. However, Tharoor said Gandhi has all the right qualities to make an excellent Prime Minister for the country.
TRIPOLI – Libya’s deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Nuh was abducted Sunday in Tripoli, a security official told AFP, as tensions ran high in the capital following deadly violence over the weekend.“The vice president of intelligence was abducted shortly after his arrival in Tripoli from a trip abroad,” said the official, who declined to be named.Contacted by AFP, an intelligence source confirmed that Nuh had “disappeared” but did not elaborate. Private channel Libya al-Ahrar reported he was abducted, but it did not cite any sources for its report.There was no immediate claim for the abduction, which came as Tripoli began a three-day strike to mourn dozens of people killed in clashes at an anti-militia protest — the deadliest violence in the capital since the 2011 uprisingAt least 43 people were killed and more than 450 wounded in the fighting, according to the health ministry.The violence erupted on Friday when demonstrators protesting against unruly militias in Tripoli were fired upon from a base of ex-rebels in the capital and raged overnight and into Saturday.The weak central government has struggled to rein in former rebel brigades that helped end Moamer Kadhafi’s 40-year dictatorship but have since grown into increasingly menacing militias.Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was himself abducted for several hours by gunmen in October before being released unharmed.A security chief claimed responsibility for the abduction and said he was “proud” of it.
Ohio State junior guard Raven Ferguson (31) dribbles the ball during a game against Old Dominion Nov. 22 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. OSU won, 75-60.Four players scored in double figures for the Ohio State women’s basketball team Thursday, as the Buckeyes took down Michigan, 61-50, in Ann Arbor, Mich.OSU (13-9, 3-3) was led in scoring by junior guard Raven Ferguson, who came off the bench to score 16 points on 7-14 shooting.The game started off much like the first meeting between the two squads, which took place on Jan. 5, in Columbus, as the Buckeyes once again shot poorly from the field in the first half – just 28.6 percent.The Buckeyes found their stride in the second half.OSU shot an impressive 60 percent from the field in the game’s final 20 minutes, while holding the Wolverines to 29.4 percent shooting.Despite being outrebounded and turning the ball over 18 times, the Buckeyes’ reserves dominated, as junior guard Maleeka Kynard and Ferguson combined for 28 of OSU’s 30 bench points while Michigan only received six points from their bench.Kynard, who averages just 14.2 minutes per game this season, played a career high 31 minutes and tied a career-high with 12 points in the win.Likely due to her improved play of late, senior center Ashley Adams earned a start over fellow senior center Darryce Moore and was one rebound shy of a double-double, recording 11 points and nine rebounds in the Buckeye victory. It was Adams’ eighth start of the season.Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston, who leads the team in scoring this season with 17 points per game, scored just 11 points, seven of which came at the free throw line.Michigan was led in scoring by junior guard Shannon Smith who scored a game-high 17 points.The Buckeyes will attempt to keep the momentum from win over their rival going Sunday, as they are scheduled to play Michigan State (12-7, 4-2) at 12:30 p.m.