He stressed that diversity in tourism is extremely important because the tourism industry is developing on the basis of the “all-inclusive” model. Turkish tourism has been very successful in the area, he added, and Turkey is one of the few countries to have implemented this system in the best possible way. Yağcı reiterated that Turkey must diversify tourism in order to achieve its goal of attracting 70 million tourists, adding that “cultural, sports and health models should be developed alongside “sun and sea” tourism”. Recalling that congress tourism has stagnated in recent years, Ayık said many congresses were canceled in 2015 and 2016 for a number of different reasons. Stressing that congress tourism has started to grow again, Ayık said that Turkey “expects significant dynamism in congress tourism, especially in 2020. We have a developed infrastructure and our competitive strength is at a very high level. We can recover in a very short time.” Erkan Yağcı, president of the Association of Mediterranean Hoteliers and Operators (AKTOB), said tourists from all over the world come to Turkey on holiday. Osman Ayık, President of the Turkish Federation of Hoteliers (TÜROFED), said that tourism in Turkey is not only related to the sea, sand and sun, but also that the goal is to promote alternative forms of tourism in, for the country, the best possible way. He also pointed out that the systems that provide care in health tourism should be further developed. “We believe that if we turn to certain investments in areas that will respond to the wishes of older Europeans to spend their lives in a temperate climate, we will create very serious potential in that area as well. Like Turkey and Antalya, we are present in all areas of tourism. We have a strong infrastructure that is easy to use in any area”, He concluded. After hosting 2018 million foreign visitors in 39,5 with revenue of $ 29,5 billion, Turkey expects as many as 50 million tourists this year by harnessing its competitive power in alternative tourism areas such as health and congress tourism. Given the infrastructural readiness of the accommodation, Turkey is trying to increase revenues by expanding to other tourism sectors, but without limiting the “sun and sea” concept of tourism, reports the Daily Sabah. Also, Ayık stated that Turkey has attracted a significant share in health tourism and explained that the infrastructure of hospitals has significantly improved in terms of this form of tourism. “Our standards of service provided by hospitals have risen greatly. The scientific achievements and skills of our doctors are at a very high level. We are at a turning point in health tourism in the country”, He added. Source: Daily Sabah
The United Arab Emirates announced Tuesday it will launch an unmanned rover to the moon by 2024 as it seeks to expand its space sector.The UAE — a collection of seven emirates better known for its skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands and opulent mega attractions — is a newcomer to the world of space exploration but quickly making its mark. In September 2019, the oil-rich country sent the first Emirati into space as part of a three-member crew that blasted off on a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan for an eight-day mission. Topics : The project marks another first for the UAE, making it the first trip to the moon by an Arab country.Sheikh Mohammed said the lunar mission was part of the country’s space strategy to build new knowledge-based and scientific capabilities. The Dubai Media Office said that the 10-kilogram (22 pound) rover will be an integral part of efforts to build the first settlement on Mars in 2117 — one of the UAE’s most ambitious plans. Then in July, it launched an unmanned spacecraft from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center bearing the “Hope” probe destined for Mars, in the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. The Emiratis now have their sights on the moon, according to the UAE’s vice president, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. “We have launched a new Emirati project to explore the moon,” he said on Twitter on Tuesday. “It will be an Emirati-made lunar rover that will land on the surface of the moon by 2024.”Sheikh Mohammed also said that the rover — named “Rashid” after his father who is credited with modernizing Dubai — will cover “areas not yet reached in previous exploration missions”.
Transocean’s GSF Development Driller-1 drilling rig is late but on its way to drill the Phoenix South-3 well for Quadrant Energy. The rig is in the final stage of its journey from Port Louis (Mauritius) to Australia.Quadrant is the operator of the Phoenix project off Western Australia with an 80% interest and Carnarvon Petroleum is its partner with the remaining 20% interest.To remind, the rig reached South Africa where it was supposed to undertake scheduled maintenance at the beginning of February and headed to the Phoenix South-3 well location in early March.The initial plan was for the rig to arrive on location in late March in order to be ready to start drilling in early April.However, on Thursday, March 29 Carnarvon said that towing speeds have had a minor impact on the original expected arrival date, particularly the consequence of cyclone Marcus passing in front of the planned tow route.The rig is now expected to arrive on location around April 5, 2018 and be ready to start drilling around April 10, 2018.The objective of the Phoenix South-3 well is to assess the gas and condensate discovered at the top of the Caley interval in the 2017 Phoenix South-2 well. The well is to be located only some 560 meters from the Phoenix South-2 well. The Phoenix South-3 well design has been constructed to specifically allow for the evaluation of this Caley interval, unlike the Phoenix South-2 well that was designed to evaluate a broader range of reservoir intervals.The Phoenix South structure at the Caley interval is estimated to contain a gross mean recoverable prospective resource of 489 Bscf of gas and 57 million barrels of associated condensate (being 143 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), gross, Pmean). The estimated condensate-to-gas ratio is very significant and is based on surface gas sampling from a permeable section at the top of the Caley Sandstone encountered while drilling the Phoenix South-2 well.This gas and condensate is in addition to that already discovered and initially appraised in the Roc structure, also in the Caley interval. That structure is estimated to contain a gross contingent resource (2C) of 332 Bscf of gas and 19 million barrels of associated condensate (being 74 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), gross, 2C).
Quadrant Energy has made additional oil discoveries in the Crespin and Milne sections of its Dorado-1 well offshore Australia, following a recent find at the Caley formation.Ensco 107 rig (Photo by Ensco, supplied by Spoke Corporate)According to Carnarvon Petroleum, Quadrant Energy’s partner, light oil has been recovered from the Crespin Member containing a gross hydrocarbon package of 50 meters and a net oil pay thickness of 22 meters. The company added that the quality of the reservoir encountered was better than pre-drill estimates with average porosities of 14 percent.Light oil was also recovered from the Milne Member containing a gross hydrocarbon package of 30 meters and a net pay thickness of 18 meters with an average porosity of 13 percent, which was also better than the pre-drill estimates.The Dorado-1 well is located in WA-437-P exploration permit where Quadrant Energy is the operator with an 80% interest, and Carnarvon Petroleum is its partner with the remaining 20% interest.The well was spud in early June using the Ensco 107 jack-up drilling rig, and the company confirmed an oil discovery in the Caley Member and the presence of gas and condensate in the top of the Baxter Member that was drilled into to enable the evaluation of the Caley Member.At the end of July, Quadrant observed elevated gas readings during drilling of the well, further indicating the presence of hydrocarbons.Quadrant’s partner, Carnarvon, said on Wednesday that the results follow the completion of wireline evaluation.Adrian Cook, Carnarvon’s managing director, said: “The oil discovered in the Caley Member is very significant in terms of its likely scale and in proving that this play works in the basin. Discovering more oil in the Crespin and Milne Members makes this a truly incredible find, for Dorado and for similar structures nearby that have been identified in Carnarvon and Quadrant’s prospect list.”Carnarvon confirmed through pressure data that the Dorado structure contains multiple oil columns in the Caley, Crespin, and Milne Members and a gas and condensate column in the Baxter Member, aggregating to a total net hydrocarbon pay of 132 meters.The Caley, Baxter, and Milne sands did not encounter any water, whereas the lower section of the Crespin sand contains an interpreted water contact.“With drilling and evaluation of the Dorado-1 well now completed, Carnarvon’s assessment of the hydrocarbon volumes associated with this discovery is now well underway,” Cook added.
MANILA – There is no indication yet that magma is rising from beneath the edifice to the main crater of the Kanlaon Volcano despite recent earthquakes, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Solidum also noted that the recent earthquakes in Kanlaon were due to the movement of faults at the base of the volcano. “Hindi pa ito ‘yung mga lindol na nagpapahiwatig sa atin na umaakyat na magma,” Solidum said in an interview with DZBB. “‘Yung pagsabog na may magmang lalabas, wala pa tayong senyales.” “Short-term electronic tilt monitoring on the southeastern flanks recorded continuing deflation on the lower slopes but inflation on the mid slopes since April 2020,” it added./PN “Ground deformation data from continuous GPS measurements indicate a slight deflation of the lower and mid slopes since January 2020,” said Phivolcs. “Ang paglindol o pagkilos ng fault sa paanan ay posibleng dulot ng pressurization dahil may pagpapakulo ng tubig, manifested nga ng moderate steaming o ‘di kaya magma activity na napakalalim pa,” he said. Based on the latest report by PHIVOLCS on Friday, a total of 25 volcano tectonic earthquakes were recorded from the western flanks of Negros Island-based volcano in the last 24 hours. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission, a major gas component of magma, was measured at an average of 237 tonnes per day, an indication that hydrothermal or magmatic activity is occurring beneath the edifice PHIVOLCS Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr. said in a radio interview that the recent earthquakes were recorded only at the base of the Kanlaon and not yet under the edifice to the crater of the volcano.
Thunberg tweeted of herself sitting amid bags and suitcases on the floor of what she called “overcrowded trains through Germany.”The company released a statement apologizing and saying they “continue working hard on getting more trains, connections and seats.”They also thanked Thunberg for supporting the company’s battle against climate change.But upon reflection, Deutsche Bahn said that Thunberg’s “overcrowded” claims were just hot air.DB responded testily, pointing out that Thunberg had travelled in first class during her journey through Germany.“Dear Greta, thanks for supporting us railway workers in our fight against climate change. We are happy that you travelled with us on the ICE 174 on Saturday,” tweeted DB’s official account in German.“It would have been nicer if you had also mentioned the friendly and competent manner in which you were treated by staff at your seat in first class,” they added.The company then followed up the tweets with a press release, in which they added that Greta’s travel companions “were sitting in first class from Frankfurt onwards”.Thunberg hit back on Twitter, claiming she had found a seat at a stop after Frankfurt, which she said was “no problem”.The rail company claimed that the teenager had a seat in first class between Kassel and Hamburg and that other members of her team were already sitting in first class from Frankfurt onwards.“It would have been even nicer if you had also reported how friendly and competently our team served you at your seat in first class,” the company added.Thunberg then claimed that jam-packed trains were actually great and having to sit on the floor wasn’t an issue. A German railway company has taken back an apology they made to Greta Thunberg after they realized the climate activist wasn’t schlepping it on the train’s floor but instead was treated “friendly” in first class.Thunberg, 16, provoked a testy reaction from Germany’s oft-maligned rail operator when she tweeted from a DB train on her journey home from the COP25 climate summit in Madrid.“Traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!” wrote Thunberg above a picture of herself sitting on the floor of a carriage surrounded by suitcases.Greta Thunberg, a self-described activist with psychological problems, wrote that she was travelling on overcrowded trains through Germany. It turns out that she had a first class train ticket but opted to sit on the ground without any reason! SHAME ON YOU! #GretaThunberg pic.twitter.com/2JeE0ZORWj— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldtrodi) December 15, 2019
In that game, Karim Benzema scored the opening for Real in the 7th minute, but around the half-hour mark, Merino Zuloaga netted a wonderful team goal to bring parity in the scoreline.Real was looking for inspiration towards the talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Portuguese star was well below his best on the night and could not inject life into the flat Real attack. But just seven minutes from the normal time, Alvaro Morata, who, despite coming as a substitute, sent Gareth Bale’s cross into the back of the net and won the game for his side.Zinedine Zidane’s team has struggled heavily this season, and the Frenchman soon had to figure out the solutions for the difficulties of his team if Real Madrid wants to challenge for major honors this season.However, the Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the talk entering the weekend is about whether Ronaldo will end his scoring slump.Real Madrid leads the league ahead of its match at Alaves today, but no thanks to Ronaldo’s recent performances. The forward is enduring his worst start to a season since joining Madrid in 2009, having scored only four goals in nine matches.”When you’re used to scoring almost 70 goals a season, it’s almost like an addiction for goals,” Madrid reserve forward Alvaro Morata said. ”For us, he is the most important player in the team and I hope that he scores lots of goals, but he is not a machine. He is a human being. Even if he comes from another planet and is different, he also has the right to miss.”Ronaldo also scored five goals in two games with Portugal, against Andorra and the Faeroe Islands in World Cup qualifying, but that’s no reprieve to the demanding Madrid fans.He was jeered by the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after another disappointing performance in a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.”The fans demand a lot of players,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. ”The Bernabeu is special and we know it. Cristiano knows it and he is used to it. The important thing is to continue with our work.”Ronaldo has scored only two goals in the Spanish league – in a 5-2 win against Osasuna in September and a 6-1 rout at Real Betis two weeks ago. He also scored two goals in the Champions League, one in a 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund and one in a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon, when his free-kick goal started a late rally.”Of course he wants to score more,” Madrid defender Marcelo said. ”He is a player who helps a lot and not only with goals, also with his work on the pitch.”The game against Osasuna was the first of the season for Ronaldo. He hadn’t played since injuring his left knee in the final of the European Championship, which Portugal won. Ronaldo seems fit and has had plenty of scoring chances, but has not been able to capitalise on them – including on some he usually converts. Zidane says he is not worried and that it’s just a matter of time before he starts finding the net again.The 31-year-old was among the Madrid players rested in the team’s 7-1 win over Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. He is set to return to the lineup on Saturday, when Zidane’s team tries to defend its Spanish league lead against promoted Alaves.Sevilla, one point behind Madrid, plays at Sporting Gijon today, while third-place Barcelona hosts last-place Granada in its 1,500th game at the Camp Nou. Contrary to Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is enjoying one of the best starts of his career with 14 goals in 11 matches. He has more goals than Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema combined.Fourth-place Villarreal plays at Eibar on Sunday, and fifth-place Atletico Madrid, which led the league entering the last round, hosts Malaga today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram • Concern over Ronaldo as goal drought persistsDeportivo Alaves will host Real Madrid in one of the La Liga matches as the league leader look to extend its lead at the top of the table, but all eyes will be on the Los Blancos talisman- Cristiano Ronaldo, as scoring slump continuesAthletic Bilbao was the last team Real Madrid faced in the league, and the Madrid side won that game, thanks to a late goal from Alvaro Morata. The game was far from easy for Los Blancos, as it struggled to find a way through a resolute Athletic defense.
With a dominating sweep of No. 9 St. Cloud State this weekend, the Wisconsin women?s hockey team extended its winning streak to eight games.By starting the second half of the season on an eight-game winning streak, the Badgers have fallen into a pattern that bodes well for their national title hopes. In the 2005-06 season, UW went 21-2 during the second semester of school on their way to their first of back-to-back national championships. In the 2006-07 season, UW was undefeated in their last 21 games on their way to championship No. 2.After suffering through a rough seven-game stretch in November during which the Badgers went 1-5-1, UW has found its stride once again and has started the second semester with an eight-game winning streak, just like the previous two National Championship teams.?Anytime when you have a group that starts in September, especially a younger group, it is going to take time for them to develop and understand what roles are going to be needed,? head coach Mark Johnson said. ?The end result, however, is by the time you get to January a lot of those things come together. The past three or four years we have been able to do that very successfully.??I don?t think we really improve from semester to semester. I just think it takes time to get used to one another,? senior Jinelle Zaugg added. ?We have taken strides to become united as a team, and that has led to our success.?Part of the reason it has taken UW a few months to gain successful team chemistry is the infusion of six freshmen. This weekend, four of the eight Badger goals were scored by freshmen, and the team believes that the struggles they went through earlier in the season will benefit the newcomers down the stretch.?They are all very talented,? Zaugg said of the freshmen. ?And they have all stepped up to the place we expected them to. They are great kids.??It is all a part of the growing process,? Johnson continued. ?They have to have both some successes and failures. Over the course of all that, they are going to become better players, and we have seen that progress this season.?As the team?s chemistry and confidence have risen, so has the offensive production. During their eight-game winning streak, the Badgers have averaged 3.6 goals per game and have scored at least three goals in each contest.?Part of it is confidence, and part of it is people accepting where they are in the pecking order,? Johnson said. ?That is usually the biggest hurdle we face as coaches because everyone wants to be a big part of the play and unfortunately we can?t have that. Once players accept that, we start to have some success.??We are playing more confidently,? freshman Hilary Knight added. ?We are being more aggressive with the puck. We just want to jump on them first and play a whole game. Earlier in the year we were only playing one or two periods, but now we are playing a full game.?
With almost no sports left to speak of during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are hopeful for the return of the University of Wisconsin football team in the fall.Headlined by their best recruiting class since 2000, which includes star offensive tackles in Trey Wedig and Jack Nelson, linebacker Nick Herbig, and potential Jonathan Taylor-replacement Jalen Berger, the Badgers are shaping up for yet another competitive season after finishing with a 10-4 record (7-3 Big Ten) and a Rose Bowl appearance in 2019.Football: Reliving some of Camp Randall’s greatest momentsWith all college and professional sports postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19, there is little to look forward to for Badger Read…As the Badgers head into the summer, there are many position battles to look forward to. The two biggest position battles will likely take place over quarterback, between Graham Mertz and Jack Coan, and over running back, between Garrett Groshek, Nakia Watson and Berger.Entering 2019, most thought Mertz would take over as the next quarterback for Wisconsin at some point during the season, as he emerged as one of Wisconsin’s best quarterback recruits in recent memory. Instead, Coan performed well from the get-go, as he created a better-than-expected duo with Taylor and kept the job all season. The competition between the two quarterbacks will be interesting to watch in 2020.As for running back, the most likely option is a platoon of Groshek, Watson and Berger. While Groshek and Watson are the returners, there is a chance Berger emerges as the best option to replace Taylor in 2020.UW Athletics: Sports you can do while stuck in quarantineWith the COVID-19 pandemic leaving us all trapped inside during self-isolation and quarantine, it can be difficult to stay sane. Read…Looking at Wisconsin’s season ahead, they will face their usual Big Ten West opponents in Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern, Purdue, Nebraska and Iowa. From the Big Ten East, Wisconsin draws a seemingly easier set of teams than they faced in 2019, with Indiana, Michigan and Maryland all slated to battle the Badgers.While Wisconsin’s Big Ten schedule might be slightly easier in 2020, their non-conference schedule is almost certainly more difficult as Wisconsin will take on Southern Illinois, Appalachian State and Notre Dame.While Appalachian State comes from the Sun Belt conference, they are no stranger to big games. They beat Michigan 34–32 in 2007 in what is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in American sports history, with Michigan ahead by 33 points entering the game. Appalachian State has also finished with a winning record in all but one season since 1994, including five consecutive bowl wins from 2015-2019.Notre Dame is a similarly impressive program but at an elevated level. Under current Head Coach Brian Kelly, Notre Dame has finished with a winning record in nine of ten seasons and a 5-4 record in nine bowl games. The Badgers will take on the Fighting Irish at Lambeau Field as part of a two-year agreement between the teams. Wisconsin will play Notre Dame again in 2021 at Soldier Field in Chicago.UW Athletics: Profile of UW Club Baseball’s team president, JJ LambThe coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in different ways. For myself and most other people, it means sitting inside Read…With Wisconsin’s major position battles and schedule laid out, let’s predict Wisconsin’s outcomes for 2020.September:Wisconsin will have a fairly difficult September schedule, kicking off the season against Indiana at Camp Randall Sept. 4. Wisconsin follows this up with Southern Illinois (Sept. 12) and Appalachian State (Sept. 19) at Camp Randall. I think Wisconsin will manage to win all three games in front of the home crowd to start the season 3-0. The season begins to ramp up Sept. 26 when the Badgers take on Michigan on the road. The home team has won in each of the past four seasons, and I expect that trend to continue in 2020.October:Wisconsin’s schedule doesn’t get any easier in October, as they begin the month with games against Notre Dame (Oct. 3) at Lambeau Field and Minnesota (Oct. 10) at Camp Randall. I think Wisconsin will manage to win both games coming off of a loss to Michigan, putting them in good position to repeat as Big Ten West champions. After an off week, Wisconsin will play Maryland (Oct. 24) on the road before matching up with Illinois (Oct. 31) at Camp Randall. Despite losing to Illinois in 2019, I think Wisconsin will dominate both of these games in 2020, putting them at 7-1 (4-0 Big Ten) at the end of two months.November:Wisconsin’s final month of regular season football includes Northwestern (Nov. 7) at Wrigley Field, Purdue (Nov. 14) on the road, Nebraska (Nov. 21) at Camp Randall and Iowa (Nov. 28) on the road. I think Wisconsin should win the first three games, but the matchup with Iowa will be a tough way to end the season. Despite the fact that Wisconsin has won seven of the last eight matchups between the two teams, I’ll take Iowa in this one to put Wisconsin at 10-2 (7-1), good enough for another Big Ten West title and an appearance in the Big Ten Championship Game in December.
As 35 counties in North Florida are in a state of emergency preparing for Hurricane Michael, the Florida Democratic Party is asking Governor Scott to extend voter registration past the original October 9th deadline.In the request to Governor Scott, FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo wrote that “The impending hurricane will adversely impact the ability of eligible, but unregistered, individuals who may have waited until the last day to register to vote. These individuals may forego registering, in view of your warnings regarding the danger of the storm, the need to prepare, and anticipated and existing evacuation orders.“While 11 Counties have already issued evacuation orders, it is expected that even more local governments in the area of the emergency declaration will consider closing offices and issuing evacuation orders on Tuesday in anticipation of the hurricane’s landfall, also affecting the ability of these individuals to register.”Meanwhile Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner has issued the following statement: The Florida Department of State is committed to ensuring that all eligible Floridians are able to register to vote, including those Floridians who may be impacted by Hurricane Michael, which is forecasted to make landfall as a category 3 storm on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We encourage all Floridians to use the Department’s secure, fast, and easy online voter registration website: RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. The website is mobile-friendly and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Department’s efforts to launch voter registration online have been successful with more than 40,000 people utilizing this new tool to register to vote or update their voter registration online during the past week. Florida law requires the voter registration books to be closed on the 29th day before each election. For the For the 2018 General Election, the deadline is Tuesday, October 9, 2018. At the same time, thirty-five Florida counties are currently under a declared state of emergency due to the approach of Hurricane Michael.In my capacity as the Chief Elections Officer of the State of Florida and pursuant to my authority in section 97.012(16), Florida Statutes (2018), and as directed by Governor Rick Scott, I hereby issue this directive regarding the book closing deadline established by section 97.055, Florida Statutes.Registration applications can be collected after Oct 9Any Supervisor of Elections whose office is closed on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the book closing deadline, as a result of Hurricane Michael is authorized to accept paper voter registration applications for the 2018 General Election on the next day that his or her office is reopened. This will ensure that each Supervisor of Elections Office has the same amount of days to register voters at their offices.On line applications must be by midnight Oct. 9The deadline to submit an online voter registration application will not change and will remain at 11:59 p.m., October 9, 2018. Please notify the Division of Elections if your offices will be closed on October 9, 2018, due to Hurricane Michael and the date your office reopens following the storm. This will allow Department staff to process voter registration applications consistent with this directive.