From year to year, Lika-Senj County records excellent tourist results, and the positive trend continues this year.Thus, in the first six months, 223.627 tourist arrivals were recorded, which is 31,8 percent more than in the same period last year. With 19.809 arrivals, domestic guests achieved an increase of nine percent, while foreigners with 203.818 arrivals achieved an increase of as much as 34,52 percent compared to the first half of last year.In the observed period, a total of 628.458 overnight stays were realized, which is an increase of 24,16 percent. At the same time, foreign tourists recorded 549.423 overnight stays, or 26,45 percent more, while domestic guests with 79.035 overnight stays increased by 10,30 percent.All the better results in OtočacTraditionally, the most visited tourist destinations this year are Plitvice Lakes, where 106.569 tourist arrivals were recorded in the first six months of this year, which is 32,89 percent more than in the first six months of last year. It is followed by Novalja with 58.213 registered arrivals, which is an increase of 25,48 percent and Senj with 19.995 arrivals, or 30,55 percent more than in the first half of 2016.Great results were also achieved by continental Lika destinations such as Otočac with a record 17.840 arrivals, which is as much as 62,34 percent more than last year. In June alone, 115.464 tourist arrivals and 428.030 overnight stays were realized in the Lika-Senj County. This is an increase of 37,43 percent in arrivals and 31,82 percent in overnight stays compared to June 2016.Nikola Tesla, Smiljan and Gospić among Croatian finalists for EDEN”These great tourist results confirm the fact that we are an increasingly interesting destination for tourists. In addition to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Velebit Nature Park, protected bay Zavratnica, untouched nature, rivers and lakes, we offer a rich cultural heritage such as fortresses and old towns, excellent gastronomy such as Lika and Pag lamb, fresh sea and river fish and famous Lika potatoes. The world-famous scientist Nikola Tesla was born in our county, and we were especially pleased to hear that Tesla’s homeland – Smiljan and Gospić, was among the five finalists in this year’s selection of the national winner for the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) on Cultural Tourism.”, Said Ivan Radošević, director of the Tourist Board of Lika-Senj County and added that it came at the right time, just before the celebration of the 161st anniversary of the birth of the famous scientist.Related news: TESLA’S LIGHTNING IN THE PROMOTION OF CROATIAN TOURISM
Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSoutheastern Louisiana (6-21, 3-13) vs. McNeese State (12-15, 7-9)H&HP Complex, Lake Charles, Louisiana; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: McNeese State looks to extend Southeastern Louisiana’s conference losing streak to eight games. Southeastern Louisiana’s last Southland win came against the Northwestern State Demons 84-81 on Jan. 25. McNeese State has dropped its last six games against conference opponents. FAB FRESHMEN: Southeastern Louisiana’s Ty Brewer, Byron Smith and Nick Caldwell have collectively scored 43 percent of the team’s points this season, including 41 percent of all Lions scoring over the last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Von Julien has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all Southeastern Louisiana field goals over the last three games. Julien has accounted for nine field goals and 19 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: McNeese State is a perfect 6-0 when it holds an opponent to 61 points or fewer. The Cowboys are 6-15 when opponents score more than 61 points.THREAT BEHIND THE ARC: McNeese State’s Dru Kuxhausen has attempted 219 3-pointers and connected on 48.4 percent of them, and is 9 for 21 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: The McNeese State offense has scored 79.7 points per game this season, ranking the Cowboys 19th among Division 1 teams. The Southeastern Louisiana defense has allowed 77.4 points per game to opponents (ranked 294th). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com SLU, McNeese St. look to end streaks February 25, 2020
By Andrew WagnerJul. 11, 2017 , 7:15 PM Watch this spider walk just like an ant In order to avoid spider-loving predators, the jumping spider Myrmarachne formicaria has evolved to look like an ant. But a new study suggests it has learned to walk like an ant, too. The arachnid walks back and forth in a winding wave motion that looks like an ant following a trail, researchers report today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Scientists previously thought that these antlike spiders don’t use their front legs at all when walking, constantly raising them up as pantomime antennae. However, when viewed in slow motion with a high-speed camera, the spiders move using all eight legs, only raising their forelimbs whenever they take a pause. These pauses appear to be consistently spaced out and timed just long enough to cement the antennae illusion for any predators that may be watching.