Prep Sports Roundup: 1/23

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 20TROPIC, Utah-Quadyn Tebbs posted 20 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs waxed Milford 59-53 Thursday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Zach Sherwood had 15 points in defeat for the Tigers.PANGUITCH, Utah-Ryker Hatch netted 24 points as the Panguitch Bobcats pounded Water Canyon 68-47 in Region 20 boys basketball action Thursday. Devin Barlow and Joseph Jessop had 14 points apiece for the Wildcats in the loss.ORDERVILLE, Utah-Gavin Hoyt stepped up with 13 points and the Valley Buffaloes crushed Wayne 54-23 Thursday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Schade Torgerson had 6 points in the loss for the Badgers.HURRICANE, Utah-The Piute Thunderbirds clobbered Diamond Ranch 81-37 in Region 20 boys basketball action Thursday.Girls BasketballRegion 12MONROE, Utah-Makenna Blanc led the way with 11 points and the Carbon Dinos edged South Sevier 45-42 in Region 12 girls basketball action Thursday. Presley Chappell had a game-high 18 points in defeat for the Rams.RICHFIELD, Utah-Jarica Steck posted 23 points and the Richfield Wildcats outlasted Emery 61-58 in overtime Thursday in Region 12 girls basketball action. Tambrie Tuttle had 20 points in the loss for the Spartans.Region 14MANTI, Utah-Sharlie Alder had 10 points as the Manti Templars pummeled ALA 48-23 in Region 14 girls basketball action Thursday. Megan Edwards had 7 points in the loss for the Eagles.NEPHI, Utah-Jadee Dutson amassed 18 points as the Delta Rabbits got past Juab 44-39 in Region 14 girls basketball action Thursday. Brynlee Bender had 9 points in defeat for the Wasps.ROOSEVELT, Utah-The Union Cougars pummeled North Sanpete 46-16 Thursday in Region 14 girls basketball action. Sarah Oldroyd led the Hawks in the loss with 7 points.Region 16GUNNISON, Utah-Cassidy Rasmussen had 11 points and the Altamont Longhorns edged Gunnison Valley 29-28 Thursday in Region 16 girls basketball action. Berkley Peterson and Rian Christensen had 6 points apiece in the loss for the Bulldogs.SALINA, Utah-Kamree Brunson posted 12 points and the North Sevier Wolves stymied Duchesne 38-30 in Region 16 girls basketball action Thursday. Oakley Butler had 12 points in the loss for the Eagles.Region 18KANAB, Utah-The Beaver Beavers edged Kanab 25-24 Thurday in Region 18 girls basketball action.WrestlingDELTA, Utah-The Juab Wasps and Delta Rabbits tied 37-37 in a Region 14 wrestling dual Thursday, Juab ended up winning the dual based on a tie breaker that Delta had been given a penalty point in the dual. The Wasps had four pins from: Kaden Ercanbrack, Will Harmon, Shan Jackson, and Blake Mangelson. Delta earned five pins in the loss from : Maverick Caldwell, Trey Butler, Austin Chase, Luis Rodriguez, and Jake Jackson. Juab was missing four all-stars from their team due to illness and injury.SwimmingPRICE, Utah-The Region 12 boys and girls swim meet was held Thursday in Price and the Richfield Wildcats won the boys meet with 482 points, outdistancing Emery 401 points. Grand came in third, followed by Carbon, Gunnison Valley, South Sevier and North Sevier. For the girls meet Emery is the region champion with 467 points, Carbon placed second with 408 points, one point ahead of third place Richfield. Grand finished fourth, followed by Gunnison Valley, South Sevier and North Sevier.Individually Aubri Kling for Richfield won the 50 freestyle and set a new RHS record in the process. She also won the 100 freestyle, and participated on two gold medal relays, the 200 and 400 yard freestyle. The other relay swimmers were Annalee Thompson, Alexis Kling and Marisol Mikesell. Thompson also won the 500 and 200 yard freestyle races and Mikesell won the 100 yard backstroke for Richfield.On the boys side individually Levi Maxfield won the 200 and 500 yard freestyle races for Richfield. Grant Kling won the 100 yard freestyle and Seth Huntsman, Parker Hunt, Mac Ogden, and Dawson Christensen won the 400 yard relay for the Wildcats. Tags: Roundup Brad James January 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/23last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Final Shows Of 2018

first_imgToday, Tedeschi Trucks Band announced their “final shows of 2018”, which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, during a three-night run at the Orpheum Theatre. The twelve-piece band headed by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks will hit Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on November 29th, November 30th, and December 1st. The first night will feature “a great supporting act” that will be announced soon, with the final two nights scheduled as “An Evening With TTB”, where the band will perform two full sets of music without any supporting act.Pre-sale tickets for the upcoming Boston shows will be available on the band’s website on Tuesday, September 25th, at 10 a.m. ET with the code TRUCKS. Public on-sale begins on Friday, September 28th, at 12 p.m. ET.Up next for TTB, ahead of their three-night run in Boston, is the band’s annual residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. The six-show run spanning across October 5th to 13th will feature special guests Steve Earle and JJ Grey on October 9th and 10th, respectively.From there, Tedeschi Trucks Band will hit Kansas City’s Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on October 30th, then Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre on November 1st and 2nd, with the latter shows billed as “An Evening With TTB”. Also on the schedule are Salina, Kansas’ Stiefel Theatre on November 3rd with Sam Lewis; Madison, Wisconsin’s Overture Hall on November 5th with Todd Snider; Louisville, KY’s Palace Theatre of Louisville on November 8th with Todd Snider; “An Evening With TTB” at Columbus, OH’s Palace Theatre of Columbus on November 9th; and Akron, OH’s Akron Civic Theater on November 10th.Last week, Tedeschi Trucks Band announced that they’re heading across the pond for a three-week European/U.K. tour in April of 2019. Earlier in the month, the band’s Sunshine Music Festival announced that it will be going on hiatus in 2019, though the band “has some special plans for St. Pete/Tampa Bay/Gulf Coast and South Florida fans for next year!”. Head to the band’s website for a full list of upcoming dates.last_img read more

Electric Beethoven Releases New Single “For Elise” [Listen]

first_imgElectric Beethoven has unveiled a new single, “For Elise”, via Eddie Roberts’ new record label and multi-media platform, Color Red. The release marks the second for Electric Beethoven via Color Red, as Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch, and Josh Raymer put their funky spin on Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Für Elise”.Electric Beethoven’s new tune “For Elise” was recorded by Mike Tallman at Color Red Studios in Denver, mixed by Roberts, and produced by Mathis and Welch.Color Red notes,Electric Beethoven’s “For Elise” is a modern-day refresh of Beethoven’s solo piano classic “Für Elise” that gives the composition a whole new shine via a funky facelift and dance-floor makeover. The second new Electric Beethoven single released via Color Red shows no bounds as Reed Mathis and company investigate why Beethoven is the seed that first sprouted so much of today’s funk, jam, jazz, and live improvisational dance music. Josh Raymer’s J-Dilla-inspired drumming sets up a refracted groove that Mathis (bass), Todd Stoops (keys), Clay Welch (guitar) ride for the rest of the track. The timelessly haunting theme gives way to a improvised middle where the band triggers samples of their own playing in an astonishing build-up of tension. This incantation slides back into the primary theme, reminding us that life is finite after all, even in times of transcendence and universal connections, and our journeys all have destinations. But getting there — from here — will make you want to “buy the ticket, take the ride,” and with every relisten you’ll experience a new adventure on the way to that shore.Listen to Electric Beethoven’s new tune “For Elise” below:Electric Beethoven – “For Elise”[Video: Color Red]last_img read more

Lending a guiding hand

first_imgChild welfare experts from around the country gathered at the Harvard Kennedy School Thursday (Aug. 5) to share experiences from successful programs, in hopes of helping the thousands of impoverished, fragmented families in which a significant portion of the next generation is growing up.Two out of five American children are born to unwed mothers, and one in five grows up in poverty, according to Julie Wilson, director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, who introduced the policy forum, “Improving Child Well-Being: What Cities Can Do.” The forum was sponsored by the Wiener Center and Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.Life in these fractured families is complex, often marked by temporary relationships that can lead to a lack of trust, Wilson said. By the time they are 5 years old, a third of children in families headed by a single mother will have seen her have relationships with three or more men, while children of single fathers will have seen five or six relationships, some resulting in the family expanding with half-siblings.“American families are really in crisis now,” Wilson said.The forum featured three panel discussions focused on neighborhood strategies for strengthening families, engaging youth in the community, and ways to meet challenges in constrained budgetary times.The event, which was focused on local solutions, included government and nonprofit organizations from Louisville, Ky.; Portland, Maine; Kansas City, Mo.; Hampton, Va.; the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma; Milwaukee County; New York City; and Ithaca, N.Y. Included were several organizations that had been winners of the Ash Center’s Innovations in American Government Award.Panelists said that the conditions plaguing families, such as poverty, divorce, and teenage pregnancy, stem from complex sources, making it impossible for a single agency or organization to provide solutions. The complexity means networks of providers and communication among those providers are essential to match a child’s or family’s needs with services that can help.Roberta Lipsman, of Community Partnerships for Protecting Children in Portland, said her organization’s goal is to support children and families so the children stay out of state care. Her organization has a family-centered focus but doesn’t provide the care itself, instead linking families to existing community resources.“I am not a program. I don’t carry cases. I am a way of working. I am a modality. I get people working together,” Lipsman said. “The core of what we’re trying to do is keep kids out of [state] care.”Cassandra Miller, of the Louisville Metro Department of Housing and Family Services, described a program called Neighborhood Place that provides a community-based, one-stop resource for families. With eight sites across Jefferson County, Neighborhood Place uses area schools as familiar, accessible locations and has offices inside schools or on their grounds. The organization offers a single intake and assessment process and has grown rapidly, from eight staff members in 1993 to 400 now.Brent Schondelmeyer, of the Local Investment Commission of Kansas City, advocated a concept where public schools are used as community hubs, providing not just education but social service resources through enhanced partnerships integrating health care, social services, community health, and development.Schondelmeyer said the school focus is particularly useful because of the increasing “suburbanization of poverty” where “there’s not the structure, but the schools are there.”last_img read more

In Turkey, problems for press

first_imgIn Turkey, the concept of a free press has devolved to a “Pravda-like” state, with 91 journalists in jail on charges of terrorist activity, and stories about corruption suppressed by the government, a prominent former editor said at the Harvard Kennedy School on Tuesday.“Reporting is not happening now. Everybody’s afraid,” said Ferai Tinç, who after 28 years left her position as foreign news editor and columnist for the daily Hürriyet in July 2011.Tinç said that since Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power a decade ago, Turkey’s thriving newspaper landscape has been reduced to a half-dozen pro-government media conglomerates and a handful of other papers that face pressure and censorship. “There are only official statements, only Pravda-like journalists,” she said.The International Press Institute, of which she is a board member, has reported that Turkey has more journalists in prison than any other country, and “provisions set forth in the country’s Anti-Terrorist Act conveniently implicate the work of investigative journalists as elements of alleged plots to overthrow the government.”While noting that human rights and press freedom are jeopardized not only in Turkey but in many other parts of the world, Tinç told the small group, “I believe press freedom is the pillar of democracy. Without press freedom, Turkey cannot go ahead. We cannot solve our problems.”Tinç opened her talk with a quote from a leader of the AKP: “We have built very big palaces of justice, but today we are looking after justice itself.” The mistake the party made, she said, was “forgetting to put the justice in them.”Tinç cited two landmark trials: the ongoing Ergenekon investigation, which since 2007 has seen the arrests of scores of military leaders and led to the incarcerations — some without trial, she said — of academics, journalists, and politicians; and the Sledgehammer trials of 2010-11, in which 244 people were charged with attempting to overthrow the government in an alleged secularist military coup, and 184 were kept in pre-trial detention. The cases, she said, have created “strong tension” in Turkey.“We have had operations, confiscations of books, and investigations toward morning going into the homes and offices of NGOs [nongovernmental organizations],” she said. In addition, “We had a very suspicious judicial process. Most of the proofs [used as evidence] turned out to be false and fabricated.”Tinç said the government is also limiting the free expression of artists and academics, in whose work she said the AKP now has a say.“The situation is hell for young academics,” she said. “Some are pushed to leave their work, some silence themselves. Academic independence is under jeopardy.”Tinç linked freedom of the press to a healthy society, and said that when journalism is suppressed, human rights are also at risk. She said student and worker protesters in Turkey are often met with disproportionate police force, conscientious objectors face discrimination, and LGBT rights activists are harassed by police. Citing figures from opposition party reports, Tinç said that last year, nine elected politicians from opposition parties were imprisoned before they could take their seats; 802 workers died in workplace accidents; 148 women were killed by domestic violence; 1,831 activists were detained or arrested; and 321 prisoners were tortured or abused.“This is not the image Turkey wants to give to the world,” she said. “Is this a new phenomenon? No, I don’t think so. But we have a government that claims to be democratic, while we are still far from being a democratic country where human rights are respected.”The talk was co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.last_img read more

New interactive website helps chart paths for economic growth

first_imgLet’s say you are a government official weighing economic development strategies. Or you’re an entrepreneur looking for the best place to manufacture your new high-tech device. How do you sort through the mountains of available data to figure out which countries have the know-how to achieve dynamic growth — and which do not?Researchers at Harvard have built a powerful new tool that will do a lot of the work for you.The Growth Lab, a program of the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard Kennedy School, has just launched its Country Profiles portal, an interactive website that boils down 6,000 data points into a handful of interactive graphs. The algorithms built into the program generate suggested growth strategies and identify economic opportunities for each of the 130 profiled countries.For more than 10 years, CID’s Growth Lab team has been building its Atlas of Economic Complexity, a sophisticated research and data visualization tool that allows the user to examine an almost endless array of exports, industries, technologies, and capabilities in countries across the world. In fact, the mountains of data risked overwhelming users. So the Growth Lab team set out to harness and automate the data in simpler, more user-friendly forms that look not just at current national performance but at future strategic paths: how an existing garment sector manned by skilled workers, for example, could be a foundation for a high-tech fabrics industry.The result is the Country Profiles website, launched at a Kennedy School event on Sept. 18. The site assesses a country’s economic structure, its market dynamics, its product strategy options, and its growth opportunities. Users — be they policymakers, scholars, private investors — can compare one country to another as they evaluate national outlooks and obstacles.,Ricardo Hausmann, the Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Development and faculty director of the Growth Lab, compared the original Atlas of Complexity with the new Country Profiles tool: “We are moving from saying ‘let’s look at GDP’ to ‘let’s look at economic structure, at how countries are moving and evolving,’ so people can interact with these phenomena with a level of granularity. It’s a bit like looking up at the stars versus looking with a telescope. This is a way of looking at countries with high definition.”The original Atlas and the new Country Profiles both are grounded in measurements of a country’s economic complexity. That’s a gauge of how adaptable nations can be to adopt new technologies and respond to the demands of evolving markets, based on the diversity and sophistication of what its labor force knows how to produce. Thus nations like Hausmann’s native Venezuela or Algeria rank low in complexity because they rely on natural resource exports (mainly oil and gas) compared with countries like the Czech Republic and Singapore that have achieved far greater economic diversity.A strength of the Country Profiles tool is its ability to build custom data visualizations from 50 years of global trade flows — and then figure out what products and trade strategies will enable specific countries to grow. There are options for nations to go for “low-hanging fruit” or to seek balanced growth — or to make higher-risk bets that could generate faster growth in challenging export markets.Professor Ricardo Hausmann (center) launches the Growth Lab’s new Country Profiles interactive tool. He is flanked by Tim Cheston, senior manager for applied research, and Annie White, the senior product manager. Courtesy Harvard Kennedy SchoolTim Cheston, M.P.A./I.D. ’14, a senior manager for applied research at the Growth Lab, took the launch event audience through one country profile: China. Cheston showed how the data revealed that China’s economic growth, from textiles to electronics and machinery, is anything but random. China is the 19th most complex country in the world even though it is just the 55th richest, in per capita rankings.“If diversification is the key to growth, we see all the products China has added — 54 new products,” Cheston said. “This has earned China an A+ in our algorithm. It explains China’s record growth — and predicts rapid future growth. But China is a rarity.”The Country Profiles tool allows users to select one of three levels of strategic risk for a country, which generates a portfolio of 50 high-value industries and their potential economic impact. This insight into the “strategy space” lets policymakers decide whether to pursue “long jumps” into exports that offer greater prospects of major growth or to stick with safer market options. For instance, whether Ethiopia should play it safe in moving further into garments to build on an existing base, or to make a strategic bet on wholly new sectors in plastics or electronics.All of this is distilled into 10 interactive graphs that users can tweak to tell revealing strategic stories about the 130 countries currently in the database. Annie White, senior product manager at the Growth Lab, showed how the tool categorizes a country’s economic growth pattern – either promising, moderate, static, or troubling — depending on the complexity of its main exports. These ratings are computer-generated based on each country’s database. She said each country profile contains 100 instances of computer-generated language.Hausmann said the Growth Lab and the Country Profiles are built on a premise he developed in the early 2000s with Dani Rodrik, the Ford Foundation Professor of International Economy: “that countries don’t grow by making more of the same; they grow by changing what they make.”The Atlas of Economic Complexity is approaching 1 million users in its 10 years exploring the trade patterns of 6,000 products across every country in the world. The streamlined, interactive Country Profiles tool makes it much easier for practitioners and policymakers alike to study where a country is coming from, Hausmann said, “but the most exciting thing is learning where it may be going.”last_img read more

Healthy Changes

first_imgEach year, we set New Year’s goals. Some we achieve, while some are as good as gone by Jan. 2. Just because you fell short last year doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying to make some positive changes this year.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers five nutrition and physical activity goals worth trying in 2018.Eat more whole grains. The evidence of the benefits of whole grains on our hearts, waistlines, and most recently, cancer risks, keep getting stronger. Try overnight oats for breakfast, a salad with wheat berries for lunch or add whole-wheat couscous as a side at dinner.Try meatless Monday. Whatever day of the week you choose, planning a meatless meal can be a good idea. A plant-based diet is recommended for general health and to prevent cancer and heart disease. Consider putting plant-based sources of protein in place of steak, chicken or eggs. Burrito bowls with brown rice and beans, tofu stir-fry or lentil soup could easily be worked into your weeknight dinner rotation.Cook at home more. It may sound cliché, but eating at home can really help control your calorie and salt intake. Even when we choose lower calorie options on restaurant menus, the sodium is often sky high. Make a commitment to bring lunch from home one more day per week in 2018 or commit to cooking at home for dinner one more night each week.Buy a spiralizer. Purchase a spiralizer, a small piece of kitchen equipment that will make you excited to cook healthier. Whether you get a spiralizer for zucchini noodles or an immersion blender for quick soups and smoothies, buy something that will make healthier options seem fun. Healthy toys are worth the investment.Commit to HIIT. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a good way to blast calories in a small amount of time. This type of exercise can be great for a busy parent or traveling executive, but it’s not for everyone. Whatever your fitness preferences, make goals and prioritize them. Your heart and emotions will thank you.Although you may have thrown in the towel on resolutions last year, when Jan. 1, 2018, comes around, don’t be afraid to add your old resolutions to your list again. They are worth the old “college try” again and again. Have a happy and healthy 2018.For more information on nutrition and physical activity, check out choosemyplate.gov and visit the UGA Extension publications website at extension.uga.edu/publications.html.last_img read more

Peruvian Army Supports VRAEM Region

first_imgBy Nastasia Barceló/Diálogo August 03, 2017 Adolf Hitler.Asalam Alaeom.England offer for quick demand of England army bases in Peru include for runway. Adolf Hitler.Asalam Alaekom.England thank to cooperation of Peru.First task of land for process choosen.England With the objective of contributing to the pacification of the region, the Peruvian Army’s Engineering Brigade built and installed 26 modular bridges in the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM, per its Spanish acronym). The VRAEM is a geopolitical area located between the districts of Cusco, Apurímac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, and Junín, and it is considered a highly dangerous part of the country, where Shining Path drug trafficking organizations are present. The installation of the bridges will allow for improved traffic flow between the towns that comprise the VRAEM region and represents a partial response to the security problem in the area. It is also anticipated that there will be improved communication and economic activity in the region, through the transportation of products that are common to the area, such as cocoa and coffee, for example. The construction of viaducts was made possible thanks to an agreement signed among the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication, and Provías Nacional. Two of these construction projects were inaugurated on June 26th in a public ceremony officiated by Peruvian Defense Minister Jorge Nieto Montesinos in the district of Canayre, in the region of Ayacucho. The area is known as ‘The Quadrilateral,’ a fortress of remaining terrorists who engage in drug trafficking. On that occasion, Nieto highlighted the work and effort the service members had made. “This ceremony represents a clear example of how our Armed Forces, and especially our Army, are rebuilding Peru through the construction of bridges that are needed for economic and social development in the VRAEM region and across the country,” the minister emphasized during a press conference at the Ministry of Defense. According to General Luis Humberto Ramos Hume, the commander of the Peruvian Army, the building of this type of infrastructure will greatly improve vehicle transit between the populated centers of Yochegua, Ramadilla, and La Unión, among other localities in the VRAEM region. “For the residents of this area, the news that bridges and other road infrastructure projects, such as new routes and roads, would be built here represents a big impact in their daily lives,” Gen. Ramos Hume said. Canayre Bridge is 137 meters long, 4.2 meters wide, and has two abutments and two piers at midspan. The Savia Bridge is 30.48 meters long and has a paved surface that is 4.2 meters wide. According to Gen. Ramos Hume, the public works that have been completed, and the others still pending in the near term, are part of an agreement intended to rebuild the VRAEM region which began in 2016 and is scheduled to conclude in 2021. “In addition to the bridges that have been installed since 2016, the Peruvian Army plans to install 20 more bridges next year [2018]. The highway between La Quinua – San Francisco [146.42 km], the San Francisco Bridge and Accesos [237.5 m], and the Puerto Ocopa Bridge [150 m] are among the completed VRAEM road integration projects in which the Armed Forces participated,” Gen. Ramos Hume said. VRAEM, a red-alert zone The Armed Forces’ assistance in the VRAEM region is nothing new in Peru. It is a high-risk region where approximately 20,000 hectares of coca leaf are cultivated each year, making the area favorable to drug traffickers. Drug trafficking has claimed many Peruvian lives and resources. “In this context, stepping up our military presence is essential, both to guarantee national security, and to extend social programs to the most vulnerable populations that live in the region,” Gen. Ramos Hume said. The people in the region have demanded greater monitoring and security through public demonstrations which intensified after September 2015, following a historical march that was called by the people of the Kimbiri municipality in Cusco, and the Ayna San Francisco municipality in Ayacucho. On that occasion, thousands of citizens raised their demands with the national government, calling for more security and a greater presence of security forces, explained General Vicente Romero Fernández, the director of the Peruvian National Police. “We understand that there is a need to strengthen the cooperation between various offices of the National Police and the Peruvian Armed Forces for the purpose of turning the VRAEM into a safer region with a lower crime rate,” he said. “This framework agreement among the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Transportation and Communication, and Provías Nacional provides for the construction of new infrastructure in the VRAEM, which is vitally important. However, we consider this to be just one part of the response to the demands that have been raised by the citizenry,” Gen. Romero pointed out. “It is expected that in November of this year a new highway is to be inaugurated, giving access to the Apurímac Medical Center,” he concluded.last_img read more

The rise of auto insurance rates and how you can avoid them

first_img continue reading » In the auto insurance world, the news of late is not good for anyone—auto insurers are making less money than they used to, and in an attempt to recoup some of their lost profits, insurers are charging higher rates for coverage. Here’s the lowdown on why auto insurance rates are rising and what you as a policyholder can do to minimize the increases.Decreased insurer profitAuto insurers make money in two ways:1. Investment income2. Profit generated when they collect more in premiums than they pay out in claimsOver the last several years, auto insurers have had a much harder time making money in either way. First, the United States’ low interest rate environment over the past ten years has led to decreased investment income for insurers. Second, and adding another financial hardship to insurers’ situation, claims have been increasing steadily for years. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “auto insurers’ losses and expenses have exceeded premium for every year since 2007.” This is due to a number of factors, both in and outside of human drivers’ control. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Požega-Slavonia County received 23 new bicycle guides

first_imgThe Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonia County has implemented the first of a total of three parts of the cyclotourism development project in Požega-Slavonia County.In the first phase, training for bicycle guides was held by the development agency from Pazin IRTA doo, after which Požega-Slavonia County received a new 23 for bicycle guides. Each of the participants received a certificate from the Croatian Cycling Federation that they can lead groups of cyclists in our county and beyond.The other two parts of the project according to the Operational Plan for Cyclotourism Development of Požega-Slavonia County are in the final phase: Development of a bicycle map of Požega-Slavonia County and “Inclusion of cycling routes and tourist content of Požega-Slavonia County in the project Croatia bike routes” which should be completed until the end of 2018, they point out from the Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonia County.The operational plan for the development of cycling tourism in Požega-Slavonia County, as well as all bike trails and the offer can be viewed hereEven if the whole cycling tourism story were developed in synergy at the level of the entire destination Slavonia, it would be a strategic development. This way we have 5 counties and 5 different tourism products, as well as cycling stories. This, as well as many other trainings, were to be held at the level of the entire region of Slavonia. This is more so in the case of cycling tourism, where the average and recreational cyclist travels 30 kilometers by bicycle and in one day travels from one county to another by bicycle.This is another practical proof of how the whole of Slavonia should be developed and branded through one brand – Slavonia.last_img read more