For emerging adults, pandemic serves up unique challenges

first_imgCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The pandemic has been hard on both kids and adults, but it’s also been challenging for those who are in between. Demographic shifts during the last century have given rise to a distinct developmental stage called “emerging adulthood” that spans the late teens and early twenties. With the pandemic causing major disruptions in education, employment, housing and more, young people who are no longer adolescents but not quite adults are struggling to find their footing. Some experts worry that could have long-term negative effects, though the psychologist who coined the phrase “emerging adulthood” said this age group is resilient and likely will bounce back.last_img read more

In August, most tourists come from Germany, Croatia and Slovenia

first_imgPhoto: Solana Nin Germany remains our main emitting market Gledajući po destinacijama, u dosadašnjem dijelu kolovoza najviše je dolazaka ostvareno u Rovinju, Poreču, Splitu, Medulinu, Crikvenici, Dubrovniku, Umagu, Zadru, Puli i Novalji. U dosadašnjem dijelu kolovoza najviše je turističkih dolazaka ostvareno s tržišta Njemačke, njih oko 392 tisuće što u odnosu na isto razdoblje lani predstavlja rast od 1 posto. Prema prvim preliminarnim podacima sustava eVisitor, koji sadrži turistički promet ostvaren u komercijalnom i nekomercijalnom segmentu te nautičkom charteru, u Hrvatskoj je u dosadašnjem dijelu kolovoza (od 1. do 16. kolovoza) ostvareno oko 1,8 milijun dolazaka i 12,9 milijuna noćenja, što je gotovo 70 posto lanjskog rezultata ostvarenog u istom razdoblju u pogledu pokazatelja turističkih noćenja.center_img The highest number of overnight stays in the same period was realized in Istria (3,2 million overnight stays), Kvarner (2,6 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia (2,4 million overnight stays), Zadar (2,3 million overnight stays), Šibenik-Dalmatia Knin (1 million overnight stays), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (716 thousand) and Lika-Senj County (475 thousand).   During the last weekend (from 14 to 16 August), more than 312 thousand arrivals and almost 2,2 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. Zatim slijedi domaće tržište s kojeg je ostvareno 294 tisuće dolazaka što predstavlja rast od 22 posto u odnosu na isti period lani, tržište Slovenije s kojeg je ostvarena 221 tisuća dolazaka, što predstavlja rast od 6 posto te tržište Poljske s kojeg je ostvareno 193 tisuće dolazaka što predstavlja rast od 9 posto u odnosu na isto razdoblje lani. Nakon Poljske slijedi Češka sa 111 tisuća dolazaka (94% lanjskog rezultata) te Austrija sa približno 97 tisuća dolazaka (55% lanjskog rezultata).last_img read more

Iraq’s Allawi bows out as PM-designate, rockets hit Green Zone

first_imgIraq’s prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi bowed out Sunday from the task of forming a government, as two rockets crashed near the US embassy in the capital’s Green Zone.Allawi’s departure prolongs a political vacuum and plunges Iraq deeper into political uncertainty, leaving President Barham Saleh with 15 days to propose a new candidate, whom he can name unilaterally without consulting with parliament.Responding to Allawi’s statement, Saleh said he has started consultations to name a replacement within the constitutional time frame.  Iraq’s bitterly divided parliament had failed three times to convene a confidence vote, with the latest attempt taking place only hours before Allawi’s latest announcement.Only 108 lawmakers of a total of 329 attended the session on Sunday. The vote had already been delayed twice last week.SuccessorIraq is ranked 16th from the bottom in Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index.Even as a months-old protest movement rallies against rampant corruption, ministries are being bought and sold by political parties who have turned them into honey pots, according to political sources.Anti-government demonstrators who have remained mobilised since October have rejected the choice of Allawi for premier, saying he is too close to the elite against which they have protesting.They have backed instead Alaa al-Rikaby, a pharmacist who has emerged as a prominent activist in the protest hotspot of Nasiriyah south of the capital. Iraq’s president, however, intends to propose intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kazimi as premier, according to political sources.Populist cleric Moqtada Sadr, regarded as a backer of the protest movement before he rescinded his support last month, hailed Allaw’s decision as one taken “for the love of Iraq.”He condemned other “corrupt” politicians for “holding the country hostage.”  Rockets crash in Green Zone Allawi’s successor will inherit the daunting task of reconciling the government with an angry street following months of protests which have left nearly 550 dead and 30,000 injured, mostly protesters.In another challenge, the successor must also bridge major rifts between rival factions over ties with the United States and Iran, Iraq’s two main foreign protagonists.Parties representing the Shiite majority have cast a non-binding vote in parliament for the immediate departure of the 5,200 US troops stationed in Iraq, over objections from the Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers. Amid the latest political twist, two rockets landed in Baghdad’s Green Zone, where the US embassy and American troops are based, said the Iraqi military.The rockets landed near the US embassy, said a security source, in the 20th attack against US assets in the country in four months. None of the multiple attacks since October targeting either the US embassy or American troops stationed across Iraq has been claimed.But the US has pointed the finger at Iran-backed groups within the Hashed al-Shaabi, a military network officially incorporated into Iraq’s state security forces. Iraq has been in legal limbo since outgoing premier Adel Abdel Mahdi stepped down in December, as the constitution makes no provisions for such a resignation.Allawi’s latest move also marks the first time a premier-designate has backed out of forming a government, which means that constitutional deadlines and legal procedures moving forward remain largely unclear. In a letter to Saleh, Allawi said he took his decision because “some political factions were not serious about reform or fulfilling their pledges to the people.”He said the repeated failure of lawmakers to convene a session to approve his cabinet was a clear sign that some were trying to obstruct his attempts to form a lineup of independents. center_img Topics :last_img read more

‘Armed & Dangerous:’ South Florida Woman Triggers Lockdown At Columbine

first_imgThis is a developing story. Authorities in Colorado are searching for 18 year old Sol Pais from Surfside after she traveled to the Denver area and made threats against Columbine High School on Monday.Police officials deemed the threat to be ‘credible’ and more than 20 Denver area schools, including Columbine, were put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon.Information on Pais is limited other than that she attended Miami Beach High School and was last spotted in the foothills west of Denver.She is considered armed and extremely dangerous and her motive for traveling to Colorado is unknown.Police from several Miami-Dade agencies were seen outside of a home in Surfside that is said to be connected to Pais.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact authorities.COLORADO: The FBI is looking for Sol Pais, 18, in connection with a potential threat in the Denver metropolitan-area. She is armed and considered to be extremely dangerous. Call the FBI tipline at (303) 630-6227 if seen. (Source: Jefferson Co. Sheriff)— U.S. Emergency Alert (@ENSAlerts) April 16, 2019last_img read more