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Imports of agricultural and food products are growing, and our agriculture is failing

first_imgIn parallel with the growth of exports, the growth trend of imports continuedCompared to 2016 last year, imports of agricultural and food products grew by 11,5 percent, and in the first six months of 2018 imports were at the level of one billion and 467 million euros, which is 6,4 percent more than in the same period last year. We exported the most chocolate and other products with cocoa, fresh and chilled fish and cigarettes, while we mostly imported pork, bread and bakery products and animal feed preparations.Among the 24 observed groups of agricultural and food products, we had a positive balance in trade in only seven groups of products: cereals, fish, sugar, oilseeds and herbs, tobacco, meat products and various food products. ‘Source: HGK”The total coverage of imports by exports of agri-food products of only 60% indicates a general low competitiveness and insufficient volume of domestic production of primary agricultural products and products of the food processing industry. We should be especially concerned about those categories in which the coverage of imports by exports is less than 50%, and these are precisely those categories in which we have insufficient production – meat, milk and dairy products, vegetables and fruits” concludes Dragan Kovacevic. We encourage imports through tourism. Crazy, funny, tragic… The meaning of tourism is the maximum use of local resources. If we connect everything into one complete tourist story, tourist consumption is dispersed to various industries in the tourist destination, because the greatest power of tourism is that it is not one industry, but connects, vertically and horizontally, all other industries and activities. The goal is to increase tourist consumption and to reduce that tourist consumption to the local or national economy.On the one hand, we have a great demand, ie consumption through tourism, we have agricultural resources from the interior of Istria, Dalmatian hinterland, Slavonia… and again the village and agriculture are declining, and we encourage imports through tourism. Crazy, funny, tragic…RELATED NEWS:THE COMBINATION OF “BLUE” AND “GREEN” CROATIA – DOES IT SOUND TO YOU?SMALL FAMILY TAVERNS KNOW HOW TO CONNECT BLUE AND GREEN CROATIA Croatian exports of agricultural and food products in the first six months of this year amounted to 884 million euros and were 4,25 percent higher than in the same period last year.”This is a continuation of many years of positive trends, although export growth is slowing down. In 2017, we recorded an increase in exports of agricultural and food products of 7,5 percent compared to 2016, which, in turn, compared to 2015, recorded an increase of almost 13 percent ”Explained the Vice President for Agriculture of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Draga Kovačević, and added that  despite the growth of exports in the first six months of this year, increased the negative balance of foreign trade of agri-food products compared to the same period last year by over 50 million euros.Source: HGKlast_img read more

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Who is Sean McVay? Get to know the Rams’ young head coach

first_imgSean McVay is the youngest coach in the NFL, so it’s impressive enough that his Rams team is among the best in the league and has won the NFC West in each of his first two seasons with Los Angeles.Even more impressive: A few days after McVay turned 33 this year, the Rams reached Super Bowl 53, making him the youngest NFL coach ever to get his team to a Super Bowl. LA lost that game, of course, but the coaching prodigy’s impact will be felt for years to come. To say McVay’s family carries a strong football pedigree would be an understatement.His grandfather John was the vice president/director of football operations for the 49ers from 1983-94. He helped San Francisco win five Super Bowls and was inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame in 2013. John McVay also was Dayton’s head football coach from 1965-72.Sean McVay’s father Tim played defensive back at Indiana. His uncle John also played football at Miami (Ohio).BACKUP QB QUIZ:Can you name No. 2 QB for Rams, others?Where is Sean McVay from?McVay was born in Dayton, Ohio. His family moved to Georia when he was young, and he played football for Marist High School in Brookhaven, Ga. A four-year starter at Marist as a quarterback and defensive back, McVay became the first player in school history to amass 1,000 yards rushing and passing in consecutive seasons.As a senior, McVay led Marist to a 14-1 record and a state championship. He was named the Georgia 4A Offensive Player of the Year … over Calvin Johnson.In college, McVay played wide receiver at Miami (Ohio) from 2004-07, earning the program’s scholar-athlete award in 2007. Below are his career college receiving stats.YearClassGamesRec.YardsTDs2004Redshirt—-2005Fr.61602006So.122019802007Jr.8181080Career-26393120MORE RAMS:Ranking potential Hall of Famers on rosterSean McVay’s salary with the RamsMcVay’s salary with the Rams remains undisclosed, as do the contracts of the majority of NFL coaches.When he was hired in 2017, he was given an average annual salary of $4 million. However the Rams gave McVay a contract extension in July that keeps him in Los Angeles through 2023 and bumped his pay.According to NFL.com, McVay’s contract puts him “in the upper echelon of NFL head coaches in terms of compensation.”For reference, Belichick is believed to be the NFL’s highest-paid coach at an estimated $12.5 million per year.Sean McVay teams coachedMcVay didn’t waste any time after he graduated from Miami (Ohio) in 2008. That year, he joined the Buccaneers as an assistant wide receivers coach.In 2009, McVay left the NFL for a job with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. The Tuskers that year finished a perfect 6-0 before losing in the UFL’s inaugural championship game.McVay returned to the NFL in 2010 for a job with the Redskins. He stayed with Washington until 2017, when he was hired as Rams head coach.Below is McVay’s full coaching history.Year(s)TeamPosition2008Tampa Bay BuccaneersAsst. wide receivers coach2009Florida TuskersWide receivers coach2010Washington RedskinsAsst. tight ends coach2011-13Washington RedskinsTight ends coach2014-16Washington RedskinsOffensive coordinator2017-Los Angeles RamsHead coachNFL UNIFORM RANKINGS:Rams’ look ranks high, but not No. 1Rams head coach historyWhen Rams owner/chairman Stan Kroenke named McVay the team’s head coach on Jan. 12, 2017, he became the 23rd full-time head coach in franchise history. In his first season as Rams coach, McVay completed one of the greatest offensive turnarounds in NFL history; helped LA go from the 32nd-ranked scoring offense in 2016 to the league’s top-scoring team in 2017, marking the first time in league history a team has gone from last to first in scoring.In the history of the Rams, who have been located in Cleveland, St. Louis and Los Angeles over the years, only three head coaches have won championships. Adam Walsh and Joe Stydahar won NFL titles in 1945 and 1951, respectively, and Dick Vermeil won a Super Bowl in 1999.Below is the entire coaching history of the Cleveland/St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams.CoachStartEndGamesWinsLossesTiesW-L%Playoff gamesPlayoff winsPlayoff lossesChampionships/Super BowlsSean McVay2017-362790.7504220John Fassel201620163030.0000000Jeff Fisher201220167731451.4090000Steve Spagnuolo200920114810380.2080000Jim Haslett20082008122100.1670000Scott Linehan200620083611250.3060000Joe Vitt2005200511470.3640000Mike Martz200020058553320.6247340Dick Vermeil199719994822260.4583301Rich Brooks199519963213190.4060000John Robinson1983199114375680.52410460Ray Malavasi197819827340330.5486330Chuck Knox1973199411869481.5898350Tommy Prothro197119722814122.5370000George Allen196619707049174.7422020Harland Svare196219654814313.3110000Bob Waterfield19601962349241.2730000Sid Gillman195519596028311.4751010Hampton Pool195219543523102.6971010Joe Stydahar19501952251780.6803211Clark Shaughnessy19481949241473.6671010Bob Snyder1947194712660.5000000Adam Walsh19451946211551.7501101Aldo Donelli1944194410460.4000000Dutch Clark193919424416262.3810000Art Lewis193819388440.5000000Hugo Bezdek19371938141130.0710000 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cb/58/khomyn-mcvay-100319-getty-ftrjpg_1tu2q2gz1xwnr1qdxabqutmuvj.jpg?t=-1826920163&w=500&quality=80 McVay’s rise in NFL coaching came with unprecedented speed. Right out of college from Miami (Ohio) University, the former wide receiver took a job as an assistant WR coach with the Buccaneers in 2008. A short decade later, he joined the Rams as head coach and catalyzed the biggest offensive turnaround in NFL history.Now it seems Los Angeles will be a perpetual contender in the league as long as McVay is at the helm. Here is all you need to know about the youngest coach in the NFL.WEEK 5 NFL PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up picksWho is Sean McVay? Facts about the Rams coach 33 years old11 years of NFL coaching experienceFrom Dayton, OhioHired as Rams coach in January 20172017 Sporting News coach of the yearYoungest coach ever to win AP Coach of the Year (2017)Grandfather John is in 49ers Hall of FameRanked 17th on Fortune Magazine’s world’s greatest leaders top-50 list in 2018Sean McVay age: How old is the Rams’ coach?At 33, McVay is the youngest coach in the NFL — by far.The next youngest coach in the league is the 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan, a division rival of McVay’s Rams. Shanahan will turn 40 in December. McVay will turn 34 in January.When McVay was hired by the Rams at age 30 in 2017, he became the youngest head coach in modern NFL history. Two years later, of course, he was the youngest head coach ever to get his team to a Super Bowl.In that title game, McVay coached against the Patriots’ Bill Belichick, who many believe is the greatest coach of all time. For some perspective, Belichick was hired by New England three days after McVay turned 14. Belichick’s coaching career began as a Colts assistant in 1975, almost a full decade before McVay was born.Sean McVay girlfriend, family lifeIn June, McVay became engaged to girlfriend Veronika Khomyn, a Ukrainian model.According to TMZ, the two began dating “somewhere around 2011,” when McVay was an assistant coach with the Redskins and Khomyn was a student at nearby George Mason University.last_img read more