ASTA named Croatia “International Destination of the Year 2020.”

first_imgThe conference “ASTA DESTINATION EXPO 2020”, which will be held from 03 to 06 December 2020 in Dubrovnik, is a unique opportunity to promote Dubrovnik and Croatia. Croatia was named “International Destination of the Year 2020” at the annual ASTA Global Live convention. This is a prestigious award given by the Association of American Experts in Tourism ASTA, which is invaluable for the promotion of Croatia.  The hosting of about 300 American tourism experts in Dubrovnik, who will negotiate deals directly with Croatian tourism service providers at B2B meetings, will surely make this conference the most important tourist event for Croatian tourism in 2020. center_img The American market is the second most important emitting market for Dubrovnik, right after the British one. Last year, 159 American tourists stayed in Dubrovnik (146% more than in 16), and 2018 overnight stays were realized (442% more than in 256), according to the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.last_img read more

IASB faces battle to reconcile divergent views on ‘prudent’ accounting

first_imgThe International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has received strong support for the reintroduction of the concept of ‘prudence’ into its conceptual framework – but little clear direction on how it should do so.According to a staff summary of comment letters on the board’s recently issued exposure draft, some three-quarters of respondents commented on plans to bring back an an explicit reference to prudence.The IASB removed the concept from the 2010 iteration of its framework.But whatever path the board takes on the issue over the course of its new deliberations, one board member warned it against “playing games” with words. Speaking during the 15 March meeting, Patrick Finnegan said: “The problem we have right now is [that] the definition of ‘prudence’ in a dictionary … is more consistent with asymmetric prudence than it is with the IASB’s proposed definition.“My advice is to describe what you mean more precisely. Don’t use a word imprecisely. Don’t say something is something that it is not. And that’s what we’re doing right now.”His comments came as the London-based accounting rule-maker considered a staff summary of comments on its October 2015 exposure draft.The board announced its conceptual framework project in 2011.A discussion paper followed in July 2013.The project is of keen interest to many long-term investors in the UK arguing that accounting standards should emphasise conservatism and caution.In particular, they want to see more timely recognition of losses and a more cautious approach to assets – especially where there is measurement uncertainty over the availability of an asset.The IASB received 233 comment letters on its latest exposure draft.Staff reported that constituents generally viewed the conceptual framework project as ‘high priority’.In particular, they saw the exposure draft as “a significant improvement on both the existing conceptual framework and the proposals in the discussion paper.”The project is not a fundamental rework of the framework – rather it updates, clarifies and fills in gaps in the existing framework.The early signs are that the board’s new deliberations in the coming months will focus on the tensions between prudence in the form of so-called cautious prudence or prudence as asymmetric prudence.The IASB defined prudence in its exposure draft as caution when making judgements under conditions of uncertainty – but without exercising more caution when recognising gains and assets than losses and liabilities.Under the competing asymmetric approach to prudence, a business would recognise losses sooner than it would recognise gains.Fundamentally, the reintroduction of prudence – even as the IASB has currently defined it – could be expected to lead to the delayed recognition of gains where there is measurement uncertainty.Nonetheless, a leading accounting academic and former IASB staffer slammed the proposals as being essentially meaningless.In a 21 November comment letter, professor Richard Baker from Oxford University’s Said Business School wrote: “This approach is … fundamentally flawed. The reason is that it introduces a ‘concept’ into the framework that is not really a concept at all. At best, this achieves nothing – at worst, it leads to confusion.” He added: “The problem is that prudence is in substance defined in a way that adds nothing to the concept of neutrality. As defined, prudence essentially means ‘make sure to be neutral’.“Given that the framework defines neutrality already, there is nothing to be gained from the introduction of an additional ‘concept’ that has no distinctive meaning.”The UK Financial Reporting Council has also called on the IASB to bite the bullet and adopt asymmetric prudence.The reintroduction to the Conceptual Framework of a specific reference to prudence is very welcome.However, the treatment of it in the exposure draft — as support for the idea of neutrality — is wholly inadequate.“The essence of prudence is the idea referred to in the Basis for Conclusions as ‘asymmetric prudence’ — a lower threshold for the recognition of liabilities and losses than for assets and gains — which is absent from the text of the draft Conceptual Framework itself.”The IASB is expected to fix the future strategy for finalising the conceptual framework project at its April meeting.last_img read more

Area Boys Basketball Scores (2-13)

first_imgArea Boys Basketball ScoresTuesday  (2-13)Rising Sun  65     Jac-Cen-Del  53Rushville  46     Oldenburg  39Union County  51     East Central  37Greensburg  69     Seymour  52Hauser  67     Lawrenceburg  53Greenwood Christian  96     Waldron  56SW Shelby  60     Knightstown  51Edinburgh  86     Trinity Lutheran  64Madison  66     Indian Creek  63last_img

Lambert hammers down for $1,000 Soukup Memorial win

first_imgBy Edward AnschutzSTURGEON BAY, Wis. (July 5) – Josh Lambert scored the biggest win of his Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMod career, outdueling defending track champ Chris Budzban in Sunday’s $1,000 to win Soukup Memorial at Thunderhill Raceway.Budzban drew a front row start for the 40-lapper, along with Kyle Raddant, and quickly estab­lished himself as the car to beat, distancing himself from Bernie Reinhardt and Jarred Van­Laanen.Following a lap five restart, Budzban set a blistering pace as Lambert battled Reinhardt and Van­Laanen for the runner-up spot. The race stayed green all the way to the competition caution on lap 20 with Budzban as the race leader.Budzban picked up where he left off when the race went green again but Lambert kept pace and began to chip away at the lead. A caution set up what became a nine-lap dash to the checkers. Budzban stayed true to running the low line and Lambert used this to his advantage, leaping by Budzban on the outside as the race resumed.Lambert left the competition in the dust, leading the remaining laps en route to a $1,000 payday. For a second year in a row Budzban had to settle for second. Newcomer Wyatt Block Jr. looked impressive in his first-ever visit to the bullring, placing third. Last year’s Soukup Memorial winner Scott Boyea raced from 10th to finish fourth and VanLaanen completed the top five.Other winners were Tyler Hackett in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Shawn Havel in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and C.J. Weckler in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Feature results – 1. Josh Lambert; 2. Chris Budzban; 3. Wyatt Block; 4. Scott Boyea; 5. Jarred VanLaanen; 6. Brian Bruechert; 7. Bernie Reinhardt; 8. Randy LeMieux Jr.; 9. Dennis Miesler; 10. Ja­cob Zellner; 11. Tom Stark; 12. Troy DeGrave; 13. Cody Rass; 14. Tracy Wassenberg; 15. Ryan LeMieux; 16. Jake Mauer; 17. Connor Iverson; 18. Martin Kelsey; 19. Kyle Raddant; 20. Shawn Umentum; 21. James Iverson; 22. Rick LeMieux; 23. Dean Mauer.last_img read more

Kadian floors Pakistani wrestler to bag gold at South Asian Games

first_imgREAD | South Asian Games: India Clinches 41 Medals On Day 5 To Further Consolidate Top SpotOther champsAnother highlight of the day was Punjab’s Gursharanpreet. Playing in her first international competition after seven years, the current national champion registered a convincing 10-0 win over her opponent in the women’s 76 kg category. Sumit (men’s freestyle 125 kg) and Sarita (women’s 57 kg) finished at the top of the podium following their comfortable 8-2 and 10-1 wins respectively in the final round. On day one, Sheetal Tomar (50 kg), Pinki (57 kg), Amit Kumar (65 kg), and Rahul Kumar (57 kg) had won gold medals for India.READ | India Wins 50 Medals, Breaches 100-mark Record In South Asian GamesREAD | India Bags Two Gold Medals In Kho Kho At 13th South Asian Games Written By COMMENT Commonwealth Games silver medalist Satyawart Kadian floored his Pakistani opponent Tabiyar Khan to clinch the gold medal at the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu on Saturday. Kadian lived up to the expectations as he showcased excellent skills during his 10-1 victory against Tabiyar. Starting aggressively, Kadian scored six consecutive points in the first minute of the bout and built pressure on his opponent.READ | Manish Kaushik, Vikas Krishan Reach Semis At South Asian Games Last Updated: 7th December, 2019 23:56 IST Kadian Floors Pakistani Wrestler To Bag Gold At South Asian Games Commonwealth Games silver medalist Satyawart Kadian floored his Pakistani opponent Tabiyar Khan to clinch the gold medal at the 13th South Asian Games Suman Ray WATCH US LIVEcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Apart from Kadian, Sumit Malik, Gurshanpreet Kaur, and Sarita Mor also finished at the top of the podium as India bagged four gold medals on the second day. India so far has won a total of eight gold medals, including four on the first day on Friday. First Published: 7th December, 2019 23:56 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Antiguan woman kills granddaughter

first_imgA jury in Antigua has returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a woman who had beaten her granddaughter to death for sneaking out of the house late at night.Millicent Cornwall-Roberts, 68, was found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday after being on trial for 11 days.According to reports, her granddaughter 18-year-old Jael Thomas snuck out the house and returned in the wee hours with two boys. When she got home, her grandmother was waiting with a stick.Beaten with large stickProsecutors say Cornwall-Roberts beat the girl with the large stick and caused her feet to be fractured, ears to be damaged and a severe cut on her body from which she bled to death.Witnesses said the girl was screaming during the beating. They said they saw the woman drag the teenager from the gate and into the family house in All Saints district. After the screaming ended the girl found dead in her room.The dead girl’s mother, Vashti Cornwall said she found her daughter bloodied, with cuts and her underwear was soaked in her urine.Cornwall said the accused cleaned up a blood trail which led from the kitchen to the room where the girl died.The Antiguan jury deliberated for five hours before returning the guilty verdict.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

Miss Sunrise Side 2016 Speaks to Alcona Students About ‘Peer Relationships’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMiss Sunrise Side 2016 was in Northeast Michigan traveling to Alcona to speak with students about some important topics. Before going away to the Miss Michigan Pageant next month, Kayla Pingel spoke with students from grades 5th-9th about ‘peer relationships, personal boundaries, and respecting others.’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Community Schools, Miss Sunrise Side, Miss Sunrise Side 2016, Peer RelationshipsContinue ReadingPrevious Lappan Agency of Alpena Donates to the Fireworks Celebration FundraiserNext Alley Closed Due to Repairslast_img

WWE SummerSlam matches, predictions for the entire 2019 card

first_imgPrediction: Drew Gulak retains the Cruiserweight championshipSteven: Lorcan won a six-way No. 1 contender’s match to get the crack at Gulak. Should be a fun way to start the show. Gulak should beat the latest callup from NXT and continue his solid run as champion.Prediction: Drew Gulak retains the Cruiserweight title WWE SummerSlam 2019 takes place Sunday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada, and will air live on the WWE Network and on pay-per-view. The annual summer extravaganza is traditionally WWE’s second biggest show of the year with huge matches.The year’s SummerSlam card features Brock Lesnar versus Seth Rollins for the Universal championship in a WrestleMania rematch and includes nine other matches — six with championships on the line. With plenty up for grabs at the big show, Sporting News writers Brian Fritz and Steven Muehlhausen make their SummerSlam predictions below.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWWE SummerSlam 2019 matches, predictionsBrock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the Universal championshipHe is #TheArchitect.He is #TheBeastSlayer.He is @WWERollins. pic.twitter.com/0AoEPbKew2— WWE (@WWE) August 3, 2019It’s a WrestleMania 35 rematch with Rollins once again trying to upend Lesnar for the Universal championship. This time, Rollins won’t be at full-strength with “The Beast” destroying him on each of the last two editions of Raw but the “Architect” has vowed to beat Lesnar and take the title.Brian: It’s too bad WWE won’t go with a straight one-on-one contest between these two and let them really tear it up. Instead, this will be a wounded and limited Rollins going into the match but that’s the story WWE to tell. Can Rollins overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to defeat “The Beast”? I’m saying he willPrediction: Seth Rollins wins the Universal championshipSteven: As we know, this match makes zero percent due to the fact they just wrestled each other four months ago at Wrestlemania. The build has been a carbon copy of what we saw at that time. If they are given time, unlike when it opened Wrestlemania, then it could be pretty good but don’t expect it to be. The result should be different than what we saw back then. Rollins never really caught on as champion, and with Lesnar holding the title, the person he loses it too should be someone you want to make a star and Rollins is already at that point.Prediction: Brock Lesnar retains the Universal championshipMORE: The 6 craziest rumors for WWE SummerSlam 2019Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton for the WWE championshipThis issues between these two go back to 2009 when the two of them feuded Kingston scoring the win. However, it was Orton who became the bigger star and Kingston now claims that Orton used his political clout behind the scenes to keep him out of the main event picture. Now after all these years, it’s Kingston that is the WWE champion and he’s ready to prove that has earned that position and won’t let Orton take it from him.Brian: Kudos to WWE for not only diving into their history as background for this feud but also including some of the footage from back then. Kingston’s championship reign has already lasted longer than some expected and there’s no reason for the ride to end here.Prediction: Kofi Kingston retains the WWE championshipSteven: There’s been nothing wrong with how the program has gone in playing back to Kingston saying Orton held him back after their match over a decade ago. But it’s still hard to get behind either guy when Orton’s hardly been around, and Kingston is still throwing pancakes into the crowd. Kingston needs a blow away match to establish his title reign, and Orton is the right guy to have it with.Prediction: Kofi Kingston retains the WWE championshipMORE: Ranking the top SummerSlam matches of all timeBecky Lynch vs. Natalya in a submission match for the “Raw” women’s championshipKnock knock @NatbyNature #summerslam #canadasnewhero pic.twitter.com/6289wmoHTF— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) August 5, 2019This one has gotten personal over the past few weeks between the former friends with each trying to injure each other. Both of their signature submission holds — Natalya with the Sharpshooter and Lynch with the Disarm-her —  will be front and center with the added stipulation of this being a submission match. Another added element will be a raucous Toronto crowd who will likely be fully behind their fellow Canadian Natalya.Brian: The atmosphere should be electric with the Toronto crowd serving as the background in support of Nattie. As good of a story as it would be for the hometown audience, I don’t see her winning the championship. Well, unless Ronda Rousey returns and costs her the title. That’s not too far-fetched as it feels like Rousey could return sooner rather than later. But she could also appear after the match simply to show that she’s back.Prediction: Becky Lynch retains the “RAW” women’s championshipSteven: A better than expected story between the two. The promos have made you want to see them go at it and the fact Summerslam is in Natalya’s native Canada gives the match an extra added feel it wouldn’t have anywhere else. There’s no reason for a title change here unless you want the moment of Natalya winning in Canada.Prediction: Becky Lynch retains the “RAW” women’s titleSN Q&A: Becky Lynch on doing things her way, SummerSlam, waiting for Ronda RouseyBayley vs. Ember Moon for the “SmackDown” women’s championshipThis match simply came about after the two of them successfully teamed together in victory on “SmackDown” with Bayley choosing Ember Moon to be her SummerSlam opponent.Brian: There hasn’t been much build for this one and WWE didn’t do Ember any favors by having her lose on TV recently. Hopefully, they’ll have a good match.Prediction: Bayley retains the “SmackDown” women’s championshipSteven: Moon has come into her own here. She has a new found confidence that she hasn’t had since being called up to the main roster. It’s time to put a belt on a new woman and see what they can do.Prediction: Ember Moon becomes Smackdown Women’s championShane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens; if Owens loses, he will quit WWEOwens has not been shy about accusing McMahon of using to family name to put the spotlight on himself rather than other deserving superstars. McMahon has done his best to keep Owens off TV but that hasn’t stopped him from popping up and attacking Shane-o-Mac. Owens wanted to get his hands on McMahon so badly that he said he would quit WWE if he loses and that was too good to turn down.Brian: As much fun at it might be seeing Owens lose only to wreak havoc on WWE television under a mask while using a cheesy alias (how about El Generico?), no one wants to see Shane McMahon get another win. You can bet that the live crowd will be more than 100% behind their fellow Canadian in hoping that he serves up a Stone Cold stunner on McMahon.Prediction: Kevin OwensSteven: Been a fun program as Owens is getting over as a babyface. We know what to expect from a Shane McMahon match. The time is now for McMahon to be in fewer matches and there’s no way Owens is “quitting” as the company needs top-notch talent on their television every week.Prediction: Kevin OwensAJ Styles vs. Ricochet for the United States championshipRicochet was riding high after winning his first title in the WWE. That quickly came crashing down after Styles, with help from his O.C. buddies, beat him for the U.S. Title. Ricochet has been on a quest to win it back and finally earned the rematch after winning a Fatal 5-Way match on Raw to earn the title shot.Brian: This one has “match of the night” written all over it and you know both Styles and Ricochet will go all out in delivering that. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that WWE gives them at least 15 minutes to properly put on a barnburner of a match with Ricochet scoring a pleasing win.Preciction: Ricochet wins the United States championshipSteven: An exciting program that needs a long match to show how great both are. With so many bouts on the show, there should be one of considerable length, and this should be it. Can see WWE is trying to get Ricochet over, and Styles is the right person to get him to the next level. The time isn’t now for a title change as there is more to the chase of the babyface chasing the heel to win the big one.Prediction: AJ Styles retains the United States TitleBray Wyatt vs. Finn BalorAfter a long hiatus, Bray Wyatt returned to WWE television in April in the entertaining-yet-creepy Firefly Funhouse segments. He promised that everyone would see his dark side that he called “The Fiend” at some point. That came on the July 15 edition of Raw when Wyatt in his alter-ego and sporting his. Evil mask attacked an unsuspecting Finn Balor.Brian: There’s no way that Bray Wyatt loses in his first match as “The Fiend”. Plus, Balor is reportedly taking some time off after SummerSlam. It’s too bad they’re not doing “The Fiend” vs “The Demon” but hopefully that will happen soon. How about WrestleMania 36?Prediction: Bray WyattSteven: It all began with Wyatt returning to his new character and attacking Balor. Wyatt followed it up with putting the mandible claw on Mick Foley and Kurt Angle. Balor is going to be taking a hiatus after the match, and Wyatt needs to be put over strong.Prediction: Bray WyattCharlotte Flair vs. Trish StratusFlair has been on a quest to prove that she is the greatest female superstar of all-time. A win against WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus would help that claim and when Stratus was a guest on Jerry Lawler’s “King’s Court”, Flair showed up to challenge her. Of course, Stratus wouldn’t back down especially for a big SummerSlam match in her hometown of Toronto.Brian: These two haven’t showed much in the way of chemistry on TV over the last few weeks. A lot of that is Stratus being nervous and a bit rusty when it comes to her promos. The only thing that really matters is what she does in the ring. As much of a pleasing win as it might be for the Toronto fans, it would mean a lot more for Flair to get the win.Prediction: Charlotte FlairSteven: A shame this was made official only last week. Having a sustained program between two different generations of women wrestlers would have been a lot of fun to see. But it was done since Stratus resides in Toronto and will get a big reaction and the crowd behind her. Flair is on another level as a talent especially as a heel, and she will need her working boots on as Stratus has only had two matches in the last year. Can only see Flair winning in a passing of the torch.Prediction: Charlotte FlairGoldberg vs. Dolph ZigglerGuess what, @HEELZiggler… YOU’RE NEXT!@Goldberg RETURNS to the ring THIS SUNDAY at #SummerSlam! #RAW pic.twitter.com/0lFlEW2M19— WWE (@WWE) August 6, 2019Ziggler was originally set to face The Miz but when they had the contract signing this past Monday, Miz revealed that Ziggler would instead be squaring off against the legendary Goldberg at SummerSlam who he had been insulting for weeks. Brian: This shouldn’t take long at all. Bell rings, Goldberg hits a thunderous spear and a Jackhammer, 1-2-3 and the crowd roars.Prediction: GoldbergSteven: This one had been teased for a couple of weeks and was officially announced on Monday’s Raw. As long as Goldberg doesn’t ram his head into the door before he makes the walk to the ring, it should be suitable for the time they’re given. While you usually want someone the stature of Goldberg to put someone over, it should be a younger guy and not someone who is a veteran.Prediction: GoldbergDrew Gulak vs. Oney Lorcan for the Cruiserweight championshipLorcan has been working hard towards a championship match and he finally earned it after winning a six pack challenge on the most recent episode of 205 Live.Brian: This will likely be on the preshow which is typical for Cruiserweight championship matches on monthly WWE events. It doesn’t matter as these two will tear it up and get the show off to a strong start.last_img read more