first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that City Council shouldn’t release any funds to ECHO Housing Corp. until they are given a copy of the Forensic Audit report of that agency?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.last_img read more

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The most popular Korean TV show is being filmed in Croatia

first_imgPhoto: HTZ It is a six-day visit to Croatian destinations where the most watched Korean TV show is being filmed. Otherwise, a show Battle trip which is broadcast on the KBS channel is watched by over 25 million viewers in South Korea, as well as a large number of Korean expatriates, predominantly in the United States, through the KBS World channel. Battle trip production in Croatia will visit Zagreb, Hrvatsko Zagorje, Split, Makarska Riviera and Brač.  South Korea, with a population of 51 million and the establishment of a direct scheduled Zagreb-Seoul flight of Korean Air, represents a great market potential for Croatia.  “Croatian destinations have turned into excellent locations for shooting top films, series and shows. The positive impact of world-famous shows and films on the global promotion of our country is unquestionable, which is confirmed by the huge jump in popularity of our country in the Korean market after the Korean reality show The Romantic was filmed in Zagreb in 2013. I am sure that the popularity of Croatia in Korea will increase further after the stay of their music stars in our country, but also after the broadcast of this most watched South Korean TV show “, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the recent formal opening of the CNTB Representation in Seoul will further increase the promotional activities of our country in Korea. During their trip, they will get to know traditional Croatian customs such as making gingerbread hearts in Zagorje, enjoy gastronomic delicacies in Split, but also experience an off road buggy adventure in Baška Voda and bike rides on Brač. The show, filmed in the most beautiful Croatian destinations for 90 minutes, will be broadcast in South Korea in about a month.center_img Croatian National Tourist Board and Bluesun hotels in cooperation with Korean National Television KBS te media house A9 hosted the production team of South Korea’s most popular TV show Battle trip, but also the biggest Korean pop stars Park Cho-rong and Yoon Bo-mi.  Korean pop stars Cho-rong Park i Yoon Bo-mi currently residing in Croatia are members K-pop group Red Velvet. On social media, they are followed by an army of followers, more precisely, 8,3 million followers on Instagram and 1,3 million followers on Facebook . According to the number of overnight stays, the destinations with the highest turnover from the Korean market are Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Plitvice Lakes. Korean tourists mostly visit Croatia in the pre- and post-season, mostly during May and June and September and October. So far this year, we have recorded over 317 thousand arrivals and 402 thousand overnight stays from this market, which compared to the same period last year represents an increase in overnight stays of almost 5 percent. last_img read more

Sykes claims pole

first_imgTom Sykes will start the second round of the Superbike World Championship from pole position after topping qualifying at MotorLand Aragon in Spain. Press Association The Kawasaki rider was quickest in the final superpole session ahead of joint championship leader Eugene Laverty, on the Aprilia, and the BMW of Chaz Davies. Sylvain Guintoli, who sits alongside team-mate Laverty at the top of the standings with 45 points, was fourth quickest to complete the front row of the grid. center_img Suzuki’s Jules Cluzel was fifth quickest ahead of Sykes’ team-mate Loris Baz, Davide Giugliano on the second factory Aprilia and Davies’ team-mate Marco Melandri. Jonathan Rea (Honda) and Carlo Checa (Ducati) rounded out the top 10 but one rider not making the grid for Sunday’s two races will be Cluzel’s team-mate Leon Camier. A fall during Friday’s first qualifying session left the British rider with a badly gashed knee which required surgery and the injury will keep him out of action for several weeks. last_img read more

GMR&SC Launches International meet

first_imgMotor racing enthusiasts are gearing themselves for the biggest event of the sport’s calendar, the Seaboard Marine, Fly Jamaica, GTT and Stag International sponsored Race-meet, billed for November 12th and 13th.Launched last evening at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) Thomas lands facility, the short ceremony featured words from the event’s main sponsors and officials.The race-meet, which will double as the final leg of the Caribbean’s premier inter-country motor-racing series, the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC), will see participation from several countries,according to president of the GMR&SC, Mahendra Boodoo.“This year, teams representing Barbados, Canada, The Cayman Islands, Jamaica Trinidad, Suriname and the United States as well as Guyana will be racing at South Dakota,” he said.He continued, “Through sixty years of racing, we are proud to bring about November meet, filled with excitement.”Meanwhile,Robert Hiscock, representative of Ansa McAl,said “Racing,like any sport, is integral to the development of youths and plays a particularly important part in youth development as well, particularly as it relates to team-work, how to win graciously and lose graciouslyFly Jamaica, another of the title sponsors of the event, indicated its pleasure at being involved, with CEO,Carl Bowen saying, “I can’t imagine its 60 years already, it’s a little older than I am.I congratulate you guys for maintaining and sustaining this sport, it’s a very difficult thing to do,especially in rough economies.”Meanwhile,CMRC series title sponsor Seaboard Marine, through the local branch, John Fernandes Limited,disclosed its investment in the series, adding that they continue to be delighted with the series.“Seaboard is proud to inject approximately 125,000 USD into each year of motor racing that CMRC has been in existence. This is no small feat for the company or the championship but we are very proud to be associated with the name and brand,” said representative Jeremey Fernandes.”Meanwhile,Guyana’s representative on the CMRC board,Shairaz Roshandin,said, “So far we have covered Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. At this point, Trinidad is leading the Championship and Guyana being the final leg,will see the most representatives and we would expect to see high level of competition.”The race weekend begins on Friday with free practice before Saturday’s qualification with Sunday’s races beginning from 08:00hr, with the lap of honour.last_img read more

Dele Alli, Kane Shoot Spurs into Top Four

first_imgHarry Kane and Dele Alli scored two goals apiece as Tottenham thrashed lacklustre Watford to move into the Premier League’s top four for the first time since October.Spurs dominated from the off at Vicarage Road – having 13 shots in the first half alone – and seconds after Alli struck the bar, Kane coolly finished a well-weighted Kieran Trippier pass.The same duo combined for the second, Kane stealing between two static defenders to prod home Trippier’s fine cross from six yards.It was the England striker’s 59th goal in his first 100 Premier League appearances, matching Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.Alli made it 3-0 by passing low into the net after Younes Kaboul skewed the ball into his path, then arrived unmarked to finish Kane’s cross for his fifth goal in three matches.Watford, who did not have a shot on target until Kaboul bundled home a late consolation, drop to 13th having won just once in seven matches.Spurs’ fourth successive win briefly took them third, before Arsenal moved back ahead of them with victory over Crystal Palace.Having won at Southampton by the same scoreline on Wednesday, Tottenham have scored four goals in consecutive away games for the first time since October 1960 – the season they did the Double.Their 10-point deficit on leaders Chelsea, whom they host on Wednesday, will temper any title talk, but there can be no doubt Spurs are in menacing mood.Trippier, in for the suspended Kyle Walker, impressed on just his third league appearance of the season and underlined the strength in depth at White Hart Lane.It is easy to praise Tottenham, but Watford’s early defensive offering was non-existent.Manager Walter Mazzarri has stressed he will use the transfer window to find cover for as many as eight first-teamers out injured.But his side can have no excuse for their dire defensive work against Spurs – the third time this season they have been three goals down at half-time.With 34 goals conceded, 14 more than at this stage last season, holes at the back need plugging urgently, but there are also problems at the other end of the pitch.Odion Ighalo, drafted in after Camilo Zuniga limped out of the warm-up, was peripheral, with just 23 touches, only two more than 68th-minute Spurs substitute Ben Davies. He and Troy Deeney have contributed 10 goals between them this season, 14 fewer than at the same stage in 2015-16.The Hornets next face Stoke and Middlesbrough. Their fans could be looking over their shoulders at the bottom three by mid-January, unless they can find some form.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more