Tourists aged 55 to 64 realized the most overnight staysIn June 2018, tourists in the age group 55 to 64 realized the most overnight stays, approximately 2 million, which is 16,8% of the total overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group up to 14 years and tourists in the age group from 45 to 54 years, who each realized approximately 1,9 million overnight stays, which is 15,8% of the total number of overnight stays for each age group.In the first six months, an increase in tourist arrivals and overnight staysIn the first six months of 2018, tourists made 6 million arrivals and 22 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 12% in arrivals and a 9% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017.In the period from January to June 2018, domestic tourists realized 889 thousand arrivals and 2,2 million overnight stays, which is 11% more arrivals and 10% more overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017. Foreign tourists realized 5,2 million arrivals and 19,9 million overnight stays, an increase of 13% in arrivals and a 9% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (24%), Austria (11%), Slovenia (9%) and the United Kingdom (7%). In June 2018, 2,6 million tourist arrivals and 11,9 million overnight stays were realized in commercial accommodation facilities, which is 2017% more tourist arrivals and 4,0% fewer overnight stays compared to June 1,5, according to data from the State Bureau of Statistics (CBS).Domestic tourists realized 234 thousand arrivals and 781 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase of 13,0% in arrivals and an increase of 14,4% in overnight stays compared to June 2017. Foreign tourists realized 2,4 million arrivals and 11,1 million overnight stays , which is 3,2% more arrivals and 2,4% fewer overnight stays compared to June 2017.Most overnight stays of foreign tourists in June 2018 were realized by tourists from Germany (21,8%), Austria (10,2%), Slovenia (8,9%), the Czech Republic and Poland (both 7,8%) and the United Kingdom (6,4%).Rovinj is the first in terms of the number of overnight staysRovinj realized the highest number of tourist nights in June 2018, 599 thousand nights. The highest number of overnight stays was recorded in the group Camps and camping sites, 52%, followed by the group Hotels and similar accommodation, 25%. The highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists from Germany, 188 thousand, which is an average of 8,7 overnight stays, and tourists from Austria, 108 thousand overnight stays, which is an average of 6,6 overnight stays.Source: CBS
By Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (June 28) – Sunday’s Total Motors IMCA Modified feature at Raceway Park was led flag to flag by Jason Schneiders.Schneiders’ mid-season championship night win came over point leader Ricky Stephan and defending champion Chris Abelson.Defending champion Jason Ward picked up his first win of the season in the Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Cars. Ward had the inside line under his control and led Todd Gereau and Chris Mills to the checkers. The win also put Ward atop the point standings for the first time this season.The Skyline Casino IMCA Northern SportMods were dominated at the front by Karl Brewer, who led new point leader Todd Boulware and Rusty Montagne across the line.The MOPAR IMCA Hobby Stock feature saw 24 cars start the feature with three- and four-wide action throughout the race. Coming out on top was Aaron Shearn, followed by David Miller and Tony Fetterman.In the KISS 107 FM IMCA Sport Compacts, Cody Thompson powered into the lead out of turn two in the final laps and held on for the win over younger brother Tyler and early leader Aaron Edwardson.The KPTH Fox 44 fireworks extravaganza wrapped up the evening’s action. Raceway Park will take the 4th of July weekend off with racing resuming on Sunday, July 12 with gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.
The Ocala Police Department apprehended a 9-year-old boy on a charge of attempted first-degree murder after he stabbed his 5-year-old sister because he said he wanted her die.Police say the boy stabbed his sister in the back with a kitchen knife on Monday. When asked why he did it, he told detectives that the thought of killing her came to his mind two days ago, according to detectives. The judge ordered secure detention for the child and a psychiatric evaluation.Officials have not disclosed the boy’s name due to his age. According to authorities the mother was the one who made the call to 911 after she returned from checking the mail to find the boy stabbing his sister.The victim was transported to a local hospital. She was alert and responsive before being taken to the hospital, authorities say.
Ibarguen, also 34, won both horizontal jumps at the Central American and Caribbean Games, the IAAF Continental Cup and at the IAAF Diamond League finals – winning the latter two titles in two different cities within the space of 24 hours.Sweden’s 19-year-old pole vaulter Armand Duplantis won the men’s rising star award after equalling the second best ever vault with 6.05m at the European champs in Berlin in August.“Pole vaulting’s a very strange discipline,” said Duplantis. “All the stars aligned for that one meet.”Handed the award by France’s Renaud Lavillenie, the world record holder with a best of 6.16m, Duplantis was in a playful mood.“I think I can jump higher than you,” he said when asked by Lavillenie on how high he could go.American Sydney McLaughlin won the women’s rising star award after setting a world junior indoor 400m record of 50.36sec in March.That was followed up two months later with an outdoor 400m hurdles mark of 52.75sec – a world junior record and the fastest time recorded this year.Share on: WhatsApp Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Kenyan marathon master Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen won the IAAF men and women’s 2018 awards on Tuesday.Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin in September, smashing the previous best by an incredible 78 seconds as he clocked 2hr 1min 39sec. The 34-year-old Olympic champion’s effort was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the mark by 2:23 in 1967.Acclaimed as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era, Kipchoge has dominated marathon racing since making his debut in Hamburg in 2013 after a successful track career that saw him win world gold and silver (2003, 2007) in the 5000m and Olympic silver and bronze (2008, 2004) over the same distance.He has notched up 10 wins from the 11 marathons he has raced, winning three times not only in Berlin but also London, with victories in Rio for Olympic gold as well as in Hamburg, Rotterdam and Chicago.“This award means a lot to me,” said Kipchoge, crediting his children as being his “ignition key”.“It’s a tribute to the hard work that I’ve put in during my career.”Kipchoge came agonisingly close to sporting immortality by nearly running the first sub two-hour marathon last year. He missed the mythical mark by just 25 seconds. But the race conditions at the Nike-sponsored event were so favourable — Kipchoge ran behind a six-man pacesetting team and was trailed by a time-keeping vehicle on a racing circuit in Monza, Italy — that the time was not recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).“Going under two hours is just 25 seconds away,” said Kipchoge in Monaco.
The FWC documented more than 4,000 turtles that were illegally taken and sold over a six-month period. That includes Florida box turtles, Eastern box turtles, striped mud turtles, Florida mud turtles, chicken turtles, Florida softshell turtles, Gulf Coast spiny softshell turtles, spotted turtles, and diamondback terrapins.Officers executed a search warrant last August, at which time they returned over 600 turtles to their wild habitat.Boesenberg and Clemons are being held at the Lee County jail. Florida wildlife officials report they have arrested two men for allegedly poaching thousands of turtles and selling them.A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release states that 39-year-old Michael Boesenberg and 23-year-old Michael Clemons were arrested last week and are facing multiple poaching-related charges.According to investigators, Boesenberg led a ring of wildlife traffickers who operated mostly in Lee County. Poached turtles can sell wholesale for up to $300 each, or retailed for up to $10,000 each in Asia.
Police in Hollywood, Florida have issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown, as a result of claims that he and his trainer attacked a man near Brown’s Hollywood Hills home.Hollywood police spokesman Christian Latta stated in a news release late Wednesday that Brown is facing charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief.Officers responded on Tuesday afternoon to a disturbance call about the alleged victim, who told them that Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him. Holt was arrested shortly thereafter and is charged with one count of burglary with battery.Officers have been unsuccessful in making contact with Brown, Latta adds.Police did not identify the alleged victim or provide details on what may have prompted the confrontation.Jail records do list an attorney for Holt, and it is uknown if Brown has a lawyer.Brown, who is a free agent, played nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders last year but was released before he played a regular season game, following numerous incidents. He was quickly signed by the New England Patriots, who also released Brown last September, after a second woman in 10 days came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct.
The 30-year-old opera singer who was arrested last Friday after crashing through U.S. Secret Service blockades around Mar-a-Lago had been given a written warning two days earlier for trespassing on another Palm Beach property.Hannah Roemhild, who is a Connecticut resident, was issued a warning by the Palm Beach Police Department on January 29 after a building worker called and asked officers to conduct a welfare check on an elderly woman who had a woman living with her, a police report states.The worker called police because no one in the building knew the woman named “Hannah,” who claimed to be the resident’s caretaker.The elderly woman’s family confirmed to authorities that they were not familiar with Roemhild and did not know why she was living in the apartment. The report does not indicate how long she had been staying there.When police questioned the suspect, she told them that she met the victim at church in Connecticut three years ago, and the woman allowed her to stay in the apartment “because they were friends.” However, she denied the worker’s claim that she said she was the woman’s caretaker.The victim told officers she did not remember Roemhild and had met her only two days earlier. The victim’s son then told Roemhild to gather her belongings and leave, which she did.Police searched Roemhild’s property to make sure she did not have any of the victim’s items, according to the police report.Meanwhile, she faces federal and state charges of assault on an officer and of deadly assault on law enforcement stemming from last week’s six-mile chase that began after she drove through two security checkpoints at President Trump’s Palm Beach mansion.Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office deputies opened fire, hitting the woman’s SUV numerous times. She was arrested later that day at a local motel, after picking up her mother from Palm Beach International Airport in the same vehicle involved in the chase and shooting.Roemhild’s attorney, David Roth, said at her first appearance in court that his client has a “well-documented history of mental illness.”She is scheduled to appear in mental health court at 9 a.m. on Friday.