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Survey: 23% of Croats are seriously planning a holiday in Croatia

first_imgThe results of the regular MasterIndex survey published today, conducted for Mastercard by the Improve agency, show that a third of Croatians are planning a holiday in the country. Cover photo: Pixabay.com However, the corona crisis and the uncertainty it brings have also affected the fact that only 23% of respondents are seriously planning a holiday in Croatia, which is as much as 33% less than last year. The coronavirus pandemic negatively affected the online purchase of airline tickets, tickets for cultural events, and travel arrangements, which approximately two-thirds of respondents bought less than usual, as expected. However, almost a third of respondents (31%) are planning a summer vacation in the country, but they are not entirely sure whether they will realize it.  The MasterIndex online survey on the habits of using financial services in Croatia and attitudes towards payment cards was conducted in April 2020 for Mastercard by the market research agency Improve, on a sample of 1.046 users of banking services in Croatia aged 18 to 55.  As the main reasons for not planning a vacation in the Adriatic, respondents point out financial insecurity (30%), the fact that they live on the coast (25%) and the impact of the pandemic (28%) – whether they do not believe in its end by early summer (17%) or in turn because they feel safer at home and try to reduce the risk of infection (11%).last_img read more

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Women in Sports:   ‘This Girl Can’ campaign for re-launch Friday

first_img Loading… New research from Sport England found that 63 per cent of women feel seeing slim, toned bodies on social media sites has a negative effect on them. “‘This Girl Can’ is about helping women feel confident, so they can overcome the fears about being judged that our research showed was stopping many from getting active,” O’Keefe said. Sport England’s director of insigh tLisa O’Keefe “Since we launched five years ago, we’re seeing more relatable images in advertising and social media, but there’s a long way to go until women’s lives are being shown in a realistic way. Read AlsoUnder fire Federer to donate to Australia bushfires appeal “We’ve designed the new adverts to show things we’re still not seeing – women using exercise to manage period symptoms or juggling motherhood all while celebrating women of all shapes, sizes, abilities and backgrounds. Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Nation Is Almost Impossible To Invade Sports England campaign at getting more Women to engage in sports on one hand and appreciate their bodies on the other, is to be re-launched on national television on Friday. The project dubbed “This Girl Can’ was first launched in five years ago and the governing body reports that 3.5 million women  have become involved in sports of physical activity as a result. It further reports however   that 40 per cent of women aged over 16 are still not active enough to get the full benefits of sport and physical activity. Very Active British number one Johanna Konta Lisa O’Keefe, Sport England’s director of insight, says the campaign is once again trying to encourage women that they do not need to be ‘in shape’ or confident in their body in order to take part.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Bucksport Alumni Football Game Set

first_imgBUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Youth Football program will host a Bucksport Alumni Football Game at the high school field Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 and proceeds will be used to purchase new gear, including helmets, for youth football players.Team captains are Jon Carmichael and Brian Braley.For more information, call 469-0976. For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Claressa Shields’ potentially historic fight vs. Ivana Habazin rescheduled for Oct. 5

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearShields’ homecoming fight was originally scheduled for Aug. 17, but had to be postponed in June after she suffered a minor injury to her right knee. The 24-year-old vows her knee is fine, and that she’ll be ready to go in less than two months, attempting to add another piece of boxing history to her resume.“I’m more excited than ever. I’m 100 percent recovered and I can’t wait to get back in the ring and fight in front of my hometown fans in Flint as undisputed champion of the world,” Shields said in a Showtime Boxing statement. “Having the opportunity to become world champion in a third weight division faster than any man or woman in boxing history will make Oct. 5 a night I will cherish forever. It’s another big step in history, and giant step forward in lifting women’s boxing on the road to equality.” Here to make history. @Claressashields takes on @IvanaHabazin for the WBO Junior Middleweight Title 10/5 at 9PM ET/6PM PT on @Showtime. #ShieldsHabazin pic.twitter.com/Tp4Pi3EXmU— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) August 6, 2019 Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) is coming off a dominant unanimous decision victory over a previously unbeaten Christina Hammer in April to become only the second undisputed women’s boxing champion in the sport’s history. (Cecilia Brækhus was the first and Katie Taylor became the third woman to accomplish the feat in June).Habazin (20-3, 7 KOs), who is ranked first by the WBO at 154 pounds, will be making her U.S. debut. The Croatian fighter won the IBF welterweight title in 2014 and last defeated Eva Bajic in Zagreb, Croatia in December 2018. Claressa Shields already has two Olympic gold medals and the undisputed middleweight crown to her name.She’ll look to continue making history on Oct. 5 when she faces former world champion Ivana Habazin for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title at the Dort Federal Event Center in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Mich., live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET). A win over Habazin would make Shields the fastest fighter in boxing history — male or female — to become a three-division world champion. She has already won the super middleweight and middleweight titles in just nine pro fights. “It’s an honor and a dream to fight in the U.S. on national television,” Habazin said in a news release statement. “A lot of fighters never get this opportunity in their careers, so I know I need to make the most of it. I’ve been training for this fight since June and the postponement has only given me more time to get ready. I intend to put my best effort forward to impress the fans and show that I am for real.”Prior to the rescheduling of this fight, Shields had spoken about fighting Braekhus or, more recently, boxing UFC double champion Amanda Nunes and crossing over to the Octagon for a pair of megabouts (which she vows would be better than Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor).While those fights can still take place, Shields will look for her latest slice of boxing history first.last_img read more