Austria, which has only twice as many inhabitants as “our beautiful country”, and which has no sea but only many, many mountains and plateaus, earns 22,7 billion euros a year from tourism! Of which 12,7 billion euros in the winter. And Croatia, which has the sea and Dubrovnik and Split and the islands untouched as if born of a “smart” mother, and also has Pula and Istria, brags at all bells that it puts in the state “sock” of the sun, ice cream, comfort and the sea all in all 9, 5 billion euros! And that is our limit! Published by: Gordana Igrec / published and transferred with permission from the portal Morski.hr Young people would say: sometimes it is “less – more”. But young people have left and are leaving. And no one listens to them. And the old ones, disappointed with the reality, turned a deaf ear to everything. Now I no longer know if any of those in charge “hear” these figures that resonate and embarrass us. While the whole column of cars after the “craziest night of the year” is heading towards the mountains with euros in their pockets, leaving behind deserted islands, sadly deserted sea and singing Istria and Dalmatia. When will this country get a ruling set that will know what and how with our mare nostrum, our coast, apartments, hotels, untouched nature, our delicacies, music and culture. While “dindrlica” is being promoted in Austria, who wears Split’s civic costume or sopila in Istria attracts tourists and knows how to cash in on it? This is not about predation, but about how we can appreciate this piece of land where we all found ourselves at the same time? How do we treat our natural and cultural heritage? And don’t we shout out loud, don’t we recite and dig into our chests just to cover up how we actually care a little (care) about our heritage, tradition, our nature, and everything we’ve inherited from our history attached? And what needs to be nurtured, presented and finally fertilized financially. Without such a worldview, the fact that 20 percent of GDP comes from tourism will not help us. At the same time, our mouths are full of tourist feats. While all the time we throw sand in the eyes of the inhabitants of this afflicted state or, like politicians, we push our heads into the sand like ostriches. Avoiding the problem. Photo: Hallstatt, Austria / Photo: Pixabay.com Mostly looking for masseurs, beauticians, physiotherapists who will work for secured accommodation and food while skiing for a salary of up to 1 euros. In Switzerland, for example, where the share of tourism in GDP is 900 to 7 skis, and their income is alongside Austria, which means that it surpasses Croatia. While in our country the share of tourism in GDP is 77 percent, and our income “limps” for the Alpine country, with which we have been in a political marriage for centuries – Austria. It is obvious that mathematics does not go to the minds of our politicians, and they do not cope well with numbers or percentages when they do not “darken their eyes” on these statistics, which say more than all the words that everyone in our country takes lightly anyway. razmeću. Photo: Pixabay.com A country that has the coast and the sea as a God-given day and that could share these beauties with others in a way that secures a place under the sun so that it becomes a recognizable and popular tourist destination during 365 days of the year experiences ecstasy with only a few confessions of the world for her beauty or service or the occasional reportage. No, we are not as humble as we react. And why do Austrians already open the season for hunting seasonal workers in hotels in September or October? We just don’t know how our neighbors shared the crown and crust of bread with us! Even today, after exactly 100 years have passed since we separated, we are left with bread with seven crusts, and the heirs of the Habsburg monarchy – the Austrians “kajzerice, buns, butter and marmalade”. It seems that the “beans” fell to our detriment and that we got the thick end of it. We could also talk about our mentality, and say: “How are we better servants than masters!” Because, how else to comment that we do not know or do not want to use “heavenly beauty” for the betterment of all inhabitants of Dalmatia, Istria and the whole of Croatia? Some forever. It’s all the fault – GDP! Is it?! “Let’s go girls, let’s go boys, students, pupils, policemen! To the mountains, because there is no winter there “is the refrain of the song of the White Button, which is still happily sung today. Soon, everyone in line in Lijepa naša will start chanting this refrain, crossing the border after skiing to neighboring Slovenia, Austria, Italy or the Czech Republic or Switzerland and France, as well as to nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina, after the Christmas and New Year holidays. On the mountains to our natural beauties that surround the sea, to tourism throughout the year we are, it is clear as light – forgotten.
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The search for a missing boy and his mother took a tragic turn late last week, when authorities found the child’s body in a lake in central Florida.However, the story doesn’t end there.Investigators are still trying to determine how the boy ended up in the water in the first place.They say the mother is being uncooperative.The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office says 5-year-old Chance Peterkin and his 29-year-old mother, Philletta Moransit, were reported missing on Thursday night. According to authorities, the two had not been seen since leaving their home on foot that morning.An search with deputies in boats and on ATVs, K9’s, a drone and a helicopter led officials to the discovery of Chance’s body in Lake Lelia just after midnight on Friday.Investigators also found Moransit on the campus of South Florida State College a few hours before they found her son’s body.Additionally, they came across some of her clothing near the lake.Jail records show Moransit is being held on charges of child neglect with great bodily harm and resisting an officer.
Your comments are welcome. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier AUBREY BRUCE Hey everybody hot off the press, according to the Bleacher Report “Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed part of the 2012 NFL regular season with injuries to his ribs and shoulder. This offseason, Big Ben is taking no chances with his long-term health and ability to stay on the field for a full 16-game season. [Last]Wednesday, Roethlisberger underwent minor surgery to have some discomfort in his right knee taken care of, a move that is not expected to keep him off his feet when training camp begins later this summer. On the day of the surgery Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin also tweeted that, “Ben Roethlisberger had minor surgery on his right knee that was the result of slight discomfort this offseason.” I am not getting it but with Pittsburgh being in an almost “rebuilding year” and with this procedure being so “minor,” then why wasn’t it performed (the procedure) immediately after the 2012 season ended so that Roethlisberger could have been ready for mini-camp, scheduled for June 11-13, 2013? As far as the eye can see on the brightest side of this scenario, the timing seems to be a bit on the shady side. Hey, don’t want to attend or go through mini-camp its simple have minor surgery just prior to mini-camp. With the Steelers having to deal with major personnel changes on offense as well as the team continuing the process of adjusting to a fairly new offensive coordinator then why wouldn’t everyone be eager to attend mini-camp, beni-camp or any camp just to make sure that everyone was on the same page and to also have a leg up in the “gory blood and guts” AFC North. According to a story by ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley, “when Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was asked about Roethlisberger’s minor knee surgery Suggs told the NFL Network: “You know, it just isn’t the same game when the two teams don’t have all their parts playing. So you’re absolutely right, I do wish him well and I hope for him to have a speedy recovery.” Suggs finished the last line with a big grin, which certainly leaves his comments open to interpretation because from 2004 to 2011, Suggs sacked Roethlisberger 15.5 times, which is more than any other NFL defender during that time.”When you have a defender wishing you well because it possibly increases his chance of sending you to hell that is bad, really bad. Big Ben through all of his success and glory still has not gotten rid of some rookie and novice tendencies the biggest still being; he continues to hold onto the ball for far too long. When you grip the ball for too long only three things can happen and they are all bad.1. Just like in real estate when they say location, location, location, in football when you fail to get rid of the football in three seconds or less then sack, sack, sack is the catchphrase for the day.2. Pick, pick, pick. And I am not referring to the “pick six lottery” or any other game of chance but any quarterback takes a gargantuan chance when they launch the ball after three and one half seconds. Why? Well now you have given the defensive back a chance to read and diagnose the play even if he has to read Braille to do it and most slow developing plays, especially pass plays do not normally bode well for the offense and coupled with the Steelers questionable O-line, well as Charlie Chan used to say, “things could very well get a bit tricky.” 3. The “guillotine syndrome.” According to history guillotines were used as execution instruments and really became popular during the French revolution. The wealthy and upper crust were relieved of their “noggins” rather unceremoniously. Well, when an NFL quarterback is stressed and has to rush his delivery the pass may bounce harmfully off the turf or may sail just high enough that the outstretched arms of the intended receiver may just be the last photo taken of him before he is relieved of his cranium and all of the contents within. There is no time for slacking and B’s-ing. The Steelers are in a dogfight in the AFC North and contrary to popular belief they have a chance to win a championship but they have to play all of their cards right. There can be no false posturing and chest thumping. Bluffing and false moves will be exposed instantly and the consequences will be dire and swift. There are no weak teams in the Steelers division. From a roster perspective every team in the AFC North has a legitimate shot at winning the division title so every division game will be a potential season breaker. See folks the AFC North is so strong there may be two even three teams that may earn wild card berths. They can ill afford to lose any game during the upcoming season because two of their member teams in the AFC North, the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals, have made major and vital upgrades to their rosters and seem to be “primed for bear.” There is virtually no room for error if the Steelers are going to make a run for a Lombardi Trophy. One of the positive things that they have done is sign their first and second round draft picks linebacker Jarvis Jones and running back Le’Veon Bell early, therefore eliminating distractions among a very young team prior to mini-camp and training camp. Big Ben had better begin to perform to justify the money that the Steelers have forked out because time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into his and the Steelers future. If the “franchise” quarterback label that they have hung around his neck is for real then he had better live up to the hype because the last time I checked, “the guillotine has no kin.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: email@example.com or 412-583-6741.)
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Andrew Taber, Kumon Math & Reading Center of LaceyThere are three key essentials for a successful school year: healthy eating habits, the right amount of rest, and a positive and productive work environment. Each component can help lead your family into the school year on the right foot. We’ve put together a guide to help families foster a home in which all members are thriving. With ideas for quick and easy bedtime routines, personalized study rooms, and even a simple list of “brain foods,” this article will help create a hassle-free start to the school year.You Are What You EatChildren who are taught good time management and healthy eating habits early in life are likely to continue and maintain them throughout adulthood. Create a morning routine for your child that includes a healthy breakfast, a proven way to improve focus and study skills in school. Prepare a healthy, well-balanced lunch filled with nutritious snacks to keep your child energized throughout the day. When your child gets home from school, offer up some serious “brain foods” such as nuts, low-fat cheese with whole grain crackers, or even some celery with peanut butter. Providing the freedom to choose his or her snack is quite empowering for a child! Set a timeframe for snacks after school so your child will appreciate structure and routine, while also improving time management skills.A Good Night’s SleepEarlier wake-up times can be tough on kids and parents alike. Ease your family’s transition to a “school night” sleep schedule by rolling back bedtimes the week before classes start. Children aged three to twelve need at least ten to twelve hours of sleep per night, while older children need at least nine or more. We all know that some children have a more difficult time being told when to go to sleep. Here are a few pointers that may help avoid the “the battle of bedtime.”Creating a Productive Learning EnvironmentA supportive home environment will foster a child’s love for learning. Enable your child to excel by making study and productivity part of everyday life. Your child needs a special place to call their own, so consider setting up a space where your child can settle in and leave papers and pens at hand without having to pack up each night. Encourage your child to spread out and take advantage of his or her work space. Let them maintain and take ownership of that area and they will begin to develop organizational skills they’ll need down the road.Keep these tips in mind as you organize and prepare your home for the new school year. Keep your child’s developing life skills in mind during the process, you’ll create an atmosphere that nurtures success in the classroom and beyond.To learn more, visit Kumon by clicking here.