Dubrovnik has finally taken the right step in the context of reducing the excessive influx of tourists into the city from cruise ships, and in agreement with cruise companies has agreed that a maximum of two cruisers will sail into the most desirable cruise destination in the Mediterranean, bringing a maximum of 5000 visitors.Namely, after Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković started talks with the world’s largest cruise companies last year, gathered in the CLIA association, the problem of large crowds due to the simultaneous entry of up to seven cruisers from which 10 passengers would go on a tour of the city at once began. to be addressed. With a better schedule for the arrival of passenger ships, a maximum of two cruisers a day will come to Dubrovnik from next year.”Contracts with cruise companies have been signed for next year so we will have a maximum of two cruisers a day throughout the week, Monday through Sunday. Sometimes there will be only one, sometimes two will arrive at the same time or one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. We strived for that, and now we have achieved it ” Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic told Jutarnji list, and stressed that there is still a solution to traffic jams, which, he is convinced, is due to the liberalization of the taxi market, due to which more than a thousand taxi drivers worked in Dubrovnik this season.In addition to the agreement on the schedule of cruise arrivals, Dubrovnik also uses a system of cameras that count visitors when entering the historical ensemble, in order to avoid excessive crowds. In addition, through the project “Respect the City” is developing an application for direct communication with guests through which they will be advised the best time to visit the historic center, and by the end of next month will be presented a calendar through which you can see the estimated number of guests inside the ancient walls.”The key to the success of any destination is management, and we have done this by making contact with the world’s leading CLIA group, which brings together all the world’s key cruise operators. We have agreed on a better schedule for the arrival and departure of ships from cruises, which has significantly relieved the historic core and there are no more negative images in the media with congested entrances and blocked Stradun. The excellent coordination of the competent services was the most deserving in solving this problem ”Added Franković and pointed out that there are still days of the week when they do not have a single cruiser.By the end of this year, Dubrovnik will have 440 passenger ships with about 740 thousand passengers, or 3 percent fewer ships than last year, but 5 percent more passengers. And this year, the people of Dubrovnik welcomed the millionth passenger in the port of Gruž two days before last year.
The age cheating problem that has dogged African players for some time, resurfaced in the past few days, with reports in England alleging that Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba has four birthdays.Currently listed as a 20-year-old, a Sportsmail report claims Mbemba, who is set to join Newcastle United in an 8.5m pounds deal, has at other times had different birthdays.When Mbemba started his career in his homeland, he was said to have been registered as an August 08 1988 birth, while on joining Anderlecht in 2012, his new birthday was stated as August 8, 1995.He was said to have been registered with a November 30, 1991 birthday during qualifying for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, while the report claimed the player himself had indicated in an earlier interview that he was born in 1990.However the birthday discrepancies do not seem to bother Newcastle as they press ahead with the signing of the player they regard as the best defender in the Belgian Jupiler League last season.– Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
Hearts of Oak coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi says he has seen massive improvement in the team as he prepares for the upcoming Ghana Premier League season.The Japanese-American became a major talking point following his appointment as head coach of Hearts two months ago with many doubting his credentials.Keni, who has so far won two pre-season games, in an exclusive chat with Joy Sports noted that things are getting better at the club. “My job is to improve the players we have and that is exactly what i have been doing since I came,” he said.“I can say that since I joined I have seen massive improvement in the team, I am working on every aspect but the biggest changes so far is their focus level, seriousness and discipline. In these areas they have improved massively.”The league is tentatively slated to begin on December 20.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
in Daily Dose, Headlines, News Share Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Bankrate Fixed-Rate Mortgages Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates 2014-10-16 Tory Barringer A drop in Treasury bond yields dragged fixed mortgage rates to their lowest level in more than a year, according to reports.Freddie Mac released Thursday the results of its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the average 30-year fixed interest rate dropping 15 basis points to 3.97 percent (0.5 point) for the week ending October 16. The week’s average marks the lowest level for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) since the week of June 20, 2013—which also happens to be the last time it averaged below 4 percent.A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.28 percent, Freddie Mac reported.The 15-year FRM also experienced a significant decline, dropping 12 basis points to an average rate of 3.18 percent (0.5 point).Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist at Freddie Mac, said the decline in fixed rates stems from a drop in the 10-year Treasury bond yield, which dipped below 2 percent for a period.”Rates are at their lowest levels since June 2013 amidst continued investor skepticism regarding the precarious economic situation in Europe,” Nothaft said.Adjustable rates posted similar declines, with the 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) dropping 13 points to an average rate of 2.92 percent (0.5 point). The 1-year ARM posted a more modest decrease, falling 4 basis points to 2.38 percent (0.4 point).Personal finance website Bankrate.com also put out its interest rate measure for the week, reporting even bigger downward swings.According to the site’s national survey, the 30-year fixed average came in at 4.01 percent for the week—a higher average than in Freddie Mac’s survey, but a bigger decline at 17 basis points.The 15-year fixed average was 3.23 percent (down 14 basis points) for the week, while the 5/1 ARM was 3.09 percent (18 basis points), Bankrate reported.”Both bond yields and mortgage rates have dropped sharply as nervous investors have piled into save haven, less volatile investments,” the site said in an analysis. “Worries about slower growth in the global economy have unnerved financial markets in recent weeks, and mortgage shoppers are the happy beneficiaries.” October 16, 2014 455 Views Mortgage Rates Sink to 16-Month Lows