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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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College football Week 12 primer: Heisman Watch, upset picks, predictions and more

first_imgThe Tigers have a future No. 1 pick at quarterback in Trevor Lawrence, an All-American tailback in Travis Etienne who averages 8.9 yards per carry, a receiver who averages 20.4 yards per catch in Tee Higgins and a defense led by the multi-talented Isaiah Simmons. Did we mention they have won 25 straight games?  Clemson might play in the ACC, but they aren’t like the other teams in the ACC. They also are a victim of a close 21-20 victory on Sept. 28 against North Carolina. One more time: The Tigers won the game.   The Tigers at +300 to win a national championship might be a steal. No. 23 Navy meets No. 16 Notre Dame (2:30 p.m., NBC) in the first of those matchups. No. 4 Georgia travels to No. 12 Auburn (3:30 p.m., CBS) in the afternoon slot along with a matchup between No. 8 Minnesota and No. 20 Iowa (4 p.m., FOX). The prime-time spotlight shines on the Big 12 with No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 13 Baylor (7:30 p.m., ABC).  WEEK 12 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadNo. 5 Georgia travels to No. 13 Auburn (3:30 p.m., CBS) in the biggest SEC game of the week, and No. 7 Minnesota is an underdog at No. 23 Iowa (4 p.m., FOX). No. 12 Baylor puts its unbeaten record on the line against No. 10 Oklahoma (7:30 p.m., ABC) in the primetime slot. Every week, Sporting News will survey the landscape looking for Heisman contenders, coaches on the spot, upset alerts and other trends. With that in mind, get ready for Week 12:  Heisman watch   LSU’s Joe Burrow took control of the Heisman Trophy race after hitting 31 of 39 passes for 393 yards and rushing for 64 more yards in a 46-41 victory against Alabama last Saturday. That effectively knocked Tua Tagovailoa and the rest of the field into a race for second. Ohio State’s Chase Young won’t be on the field in Week 12, so this is an opportunity for Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts to firm up a spot as a finalist.  Hurts still leads all FBS quarterbacks with a 94.1 QBR, and he ranks second in the FBS in total offense at 401.2 yards per game. Burrow is third at 376.3. Hurts by no means will catch Burrow with a victory at Baylor, but it’s still a chance to stay in the Heisman vote and continue the never-ending debate with Tagovailoa.  Who is second on your ballot right now?  Coach on the spot  Penn State is coming off a 31-26 loss at Minnesota, and the Nittany Lions cannot afford to look ahead to next week’s noon showdown with No. 2 Ohio State.  Not with Indiana coming to Happy Valley. James Franklin can’t lose this game. The Nittany Lions are 5-6 against teams ranked in the AP Top 25 since 2017, and the Hoosiers are No. 24. Indiana is 0-10 at Beaver Stadium, however.  The Nittany Lions must win out to get to the College Football Playoff, but a loss here and next win in Columbus would be devastating for a program on the rise.Upset alert   We will give you three doors to choose from:  Can Auburn throw a wrench into the Playoff race by knocking off Georgia at Jordan-Hare Stadium? The Tigers won the last meeting 40-17 in 2017 and are 7-1 ATS as home underdogs under Gus Malzahn. That’s a tough spot for the Bulldogs.  Iowa beat No. 2 Michigan at Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 12, 2016, then beat No. 3 Ohio State in the same place on Nov. 4, 2017. Will Kirk Ferentz beat another top-10 team at home for the third time in four seasons with Minnesota coming to down?  Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is 7-2 against Navy, but he has never lost to the Midshipmen in South Bend. Navy won at Notre Dame Stadium in 2007 and 2009, however, and they can slow the Irish’s so-so run defense down.  One of those is going to happen Saturday. We just don’t know which door to choose.  Over/under  Alabama suffered a November loss, but that will not be the defining reason as to why they would be left out of the CFP.  Of the 20 playoff participants since 2020, a total of five lost in November. That list includes Michigan State (Nov. 7, 2015), Clemson (Nov. 12, 2016), Washington (Nov. 12, 2016), Georgia (No. 11, 2017) and Alabama (Nov. 25, 2017). The Crimson Tide  There have been six undefeated teams, too, and among other nine playoff teams seven lost in October and two lost in September. That says it’s still better to lose early, but it really does not matter if you don’t lose twice.  Think about it …   Clemson averages more points this year than last year – a slim difference of 45.3 to 44.3 – and is giving up fewer points than last year – 11.5 to 13.1 – and yet they are considered a rung below LSU and Ohio State.   Week 12 of the college football season has arrived, and there are just three more weeks until the College Football Playoff pairings are revealed.  There are four matchups involving teams ranked in the College Football Playoff rankings.  last_img read more

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Moville senior ladies face St Paul’s in Ulster championship

first_imgThe senior ladies held an extremely successful big breakfast last Sunday morning. The committee would like to thank everyone who came along and showed their support it is very much appreciated. Thanks to the ladies for organising this and all those who helped out in anyway either big or small.This Sunday the senior ladies begin their assault on the Ulster Championship with an away game against St. Paul’s of Belfast. We need as many people as possible to come along and support the ladies and management. A bus is available. To book your seat call or text Brigid on 0877554034. Good luck ladies and the management team.Our u10’s had a great blitz in Newtown on Saturday past and had two good wins over Letterkenny Gaels and Doire Colmcille which saw them qualify straight into the final where a hard fought match saw them lose out to a tough Newtown team. The conditions on the day were wet and credit to all the players who played right to final whistle in the final.Well done to all the players and management for this awesome display a real credit to the club.Our u16 lads exited this years division one championship with a home to defeat neighbours Muff. The lads put in a great performance and played some great football but it wasn’t to be. Keep the heads up lads and better days are ahead for this talented team.Our Saturday morning underage continues each Saturday morning at the usual times and new members are always welcome.Lotto ResultsNo jackpot winner. €50 winner Elaine Wallace. No’s 6,8,10,17. Next weeks jackpot 8,500. Thank you for your continued support and contributions!!!!!!!The 9th of December has been pencilled in for the night of our annual dinner dance in the Redcastle hotel and as part of our 20 years celebration we propose to have a running slide show at the dinner dance of photos reflecting the successes and development of the club since entering senior football in 1996. If anyone has any old photos of any significance can they loan them to Jimmy Hegarty for scanning and they will be returned immediately . contact Jimmy at 9381148 or contact any committee member.Anyone wanting to have notes added to the papers whether it’s upcoming fixtures, match reports or any other club related events that you want people to know about can you inform the PRO by 5pm Sunday. Details can be sent via private mail on our club Facebook page, by text to 07769298868 or an email to pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ieMoville senior ladies face St Paul’s in Ulster championship was last modified: September 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAmovilleUlster LFClast_img read more

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SISTERS OF MERCY CLOSE BUNCRANA CONVENT

first_imgA COVENT which has been run in Buncrana for more than 90 years is to close with the remaining nuns being moved to Derry.The Sisters of Mercy confirmed to donegaldaily.com that they are to end their ministry in the seaside town.The building will be sold and the last remaining nuns in the order will relocate to Thornhill. It’s understood the increased costs of maintaining as well as a lack of vocations led to the decision.A second building in Buncrana run by the Loreto order as a retirement retreat centre is also being sold. SISTERS OF MERCY CLOSE BUNCRANA CONVENT was last modified: July 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more