‘Indian Sex Life’ and the control of women

first_img A global look at LGBT violence and bias GAZETTE: How does this all translate to the classroom, and what you are teaching?MITRA: This semester I taught a course directly on my research from my first book called “The Sexual Life of Colonialism.” This course is based in the colonial/postcolonial world. It focuses on diverse geographies, including South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa, and it looks at questions of same-sex sexuality, interracial sexuality, queer sexuality, transgender politics, and rights in those spaces and questions of disability. The other course I taught was “Solidarity: Transnational Women’s Rights from Suffrage to NGOs,” which is based on my book project that I’m working on now. My first book is about erasure and control of female sexuality in the making of modern social theory, while my second book moves forward in time to the later part of the 20th century to ask what happens when women take up intellectual life and systematically start to account for the conditions of women’s lives in the decolonizing world. In many ways, this project again circles back to my mother. Women of her generation and one generation before her were the first set of women to get Ph.D.s in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. So, unlike the colonial period, modern social theory is no longer just men studying women. Instead, with the writings of Third World women, I ask: What kind of radical imaginations do women have for the future of their societies that are more equitable for women?My “Solidarity” class is part of the Long 19th Amendment Project, which is a Mellon-funded project at the Schlesinger Library. It was meant to be entirely taught in the library as a workshop or laboratory, with discussions and also work with primary materials. After our classroom went remote due to COVID-19, the course moved online, and we used the extraordinary digitized collections of the Schlesinger Library to work together in an online lab setting. I think, despite the challenges of moving to remote teaching, the course was a success because every class we came together to learn together through an encounter with archival objects and think critically about women’s issues, including issues exacerbated by COVID-19, from issues of unequal gendered distribution of housework to the dramatic increase in domestic violence as people stayed at home. The course was experimental, in an exciting way, and really showed how critically important it is to continue to study and teach women’s lives and struggles during this uncertain time.Interview was lightly edited for clarity and length. Journalists’ panel says it’s time to focus on the deeper story U.N. independent expert’s report examines root causes and highlights danger spots and progress While my book “Indian Sex Life” is based on the empirical study of India, I don’t think it is unique to Indian society, or solely a study of one region of the world. As a scholar trained in gender and sexuality in South Asia and the comparative colonial and postcolonial world, what I am interested in is how the colonial world has been critical to how we study modern society across the world, how histories of colonial gender and sexuality have more broadly informed modern disciplines of social science.GAZETTE: What were the challenges and what did it mean emotionally to confront these archival stories as such fragmented puzzles? What kind of feelings of responsibility come with that? MITRA: It is a challenging project, one where I feel a deep sense of ethical responsibility to the histories I am telling.The death certificate of this woman’s life, the story of her body that is dissected, that is the only version of the story that I get of her. What does it mean to narrate this document? What are the ethics of confronting such an archive? Emotionally, this is where, in my view, feminist and queer studies do critical work to think of the limits of such archives. These fields offer powerful, essential forms of knowledge, because scholars of gender and sexuality ask questions about the affective dimensions of social and political life while also challenging ideologies that have made social exclusion seem natural and normal. I am influenced by these fields of study, including postcolonial and transnational feminisms, black feminist studies, and queer studies, which ask questions about how we deal with these fragmented archives and write fragmented lives.For me, as a researcher, I think of this fragmentation in a few ways. First, my archives are not only fragmented in terms of the lives of people and how they appear in archives, but they are quite literally fragmented and scattered across the world as a result of the unequal project of the acquisition of knowledge that results from colonialism. This kind of project requires research in spaces you don’t anticipate you will go to find the materials you hope to find. So a lot of my materials about India were moved out of Indian libraries or archives to other places as a result of colonial structures of knowledge of where people and libraries in the metropole moved documents thousands of miles. Anyone working on India’s colonial period has to go to the British Library. You spend a lot of time in London, as well as in national and local archives across South Asia, but you may also end up in the Netherlands, or in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress. For my book, Widener Library has perhaps the most extraordinary collection of sources, including first editions of colonial ethnographies. There are these amazing books because of the preservation conditions. These materials are often better-preserved here than they might be elsewhere. But for me, there are ethical questions we must ask. What does it mean to find an account of an Indian woman’s autopsy in a medical library in London or New York, totally moved from the place of its production? Sometimes it means that we can only read the source out of context, far from the place it describes. When an undergraduate student checks that same book out from Widener, they don’t know why it is there. It bears no material marking of its long history of travel across the world as part of colonial circulation of documents, as part of state-sponsored programs of knowledge acquisition. Indeed, the title of my book comes from dozens of books that were circulated across the globe from the colonial and postcolonial world. They carry titles like “Indian Sex Life” and “Sex Life and Prostitution in India.”The other key issue in this history of fragmentation is the particular challenges of being a woman researcher. There are always challenges to doing research alone, and I am very cognizant of it. It certainly shaped my experiences traveling across archives and geographies to gain access to critical sources that form the foundation of my book. I was often refused access to libraries and archives. As a woman, I was constantly asked why I was conducting research on such “distasteful topics,” and limited access to archives made my experience of telling this story fragmented, with sudden starts and stops. As a teacher and adviser, I try to advise my own students, including women, students of color, women of color, and queer students, about the unique challenges marginalized people face conducting archival and ethnographic research. There are starting to be more conversations about how we conduct research safely and effectively as minorities, women, queer people, transgender people, but we need to talk about it more, and we need programming that creates a sustained conversation about these issues to help train students. Choosing racial literacy The intellectual questions Durba Mitra asks are formed as much from her archival research as from her conversations with women on their experiences of social judgment and subordination and their efforts to challenge strict social norms. Perhaps no one has influenced her more than her own mother, who was open with Mitra, assistant professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, about the unique challenges of being an independent woman in a world that, too often, has little space for independent women. “Many communities have all sorts of expectations about women and young girls, about looks, about how one is supposed to comport oneself in a room, about how to be appropriate, about how deferential we are supposed to be. My mother was always very clear to me. There’s no deference to be had,” said Mitra, who recently published “Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought.”Q&ADurba MitraGAZETTE: You conceived this book from an academic place as well as a personal one. Can you speak about both?MITRA: I was pre-med in college, but also a history major, and I was interested in the history of science and medicine. For my senior thesis, I wrote about the history of prostitution and women’s sexuality, and I found there was a feminist literature that could help me understand how to think about women’s sexuality historically. When I decided not to go to medical school I went to graduate school thinking that I would study this history of science and medicine, but ended up doing interdisciplinary feminist and queer studies. In the introduction to “Indian Sex Life,” I narrate how I went into archives thinking that I was looking for one kind of history: the social history of the many kinds of women who became prostitutes. What I found, instead, was that the word “prostitute” appeared across diverse archives that seemingly had nothing to do with prostitution, whether it was about laws around abortion and infanticide or sociological theories about social evolution and the conceptual visions of men who sought to create an ideal society based on patriarchal monogamy. I realized that my project and questions had to look different than I had initially imagined them. So that’s how I came to the book as an intellectual history of sexuality, a history of how ideas of women’s sexuality have been foundational to how we study modern society. The questions were rooted in the thinking about science and epistemology, but really the burning question was: How do we think about the ubiquity of women’s sexuality in the study of the past and futures of our societies? How have often deeply troubling ideas about the control and erasure of women’s sexuality shaped modern social theory?The more personal story in this project comes from my experience growing up in a household with a single mother. I’m of South Asian descent and am first generation in the U.S. My experience of having a mother who was divorced made me realize that many of my intellectual questions come from experiences observing women who do not fit into socially normative roles, including my mother, who is this amazingly defiant person. She has accomplished a huge amount, a single mother to two children who got her Ph.D. while working full time as a professor for years. She moved her family across the world and eventually settled in Fargo, N.D. She often had more than one job to make ends meet. That early experience transformed me and made me deeply committed to thinking with women about their perspectives and shared forms of knowledge. I remember when I did my first year of fieldwork, standing with a woman in a kitchen, and she was talking about the kinds of herbs women commonly used to prevent pregnancy. These knowledges and practices, or remedies, were exchanged to create a shared knowledge about how to have control over their own reproduction. It’s the kind of shared knowledge that exists only between women. I realized that even though I would look at a document in an archive that told me one type of story, that through these kinds of conversations I could ask other kinds of historical questions and use historical methods of reading. So when I later read colonial textbook after colonial textbook that used condemnatory language to describe women’s health practices, I had these other structures of knowledge that helped me critically read outside the logic of deeply patriarchal, and often racist colonial ideas of Indian women.This project is very much centered in the colonial period. It ends at the end of colonialism in the 1940s, but the reach of the project is much broader, and I feel it resonates with urgent issues today. What does it mean to write a history of the present conditions of sexual control and violence that endure, where the erasure of women’s desires and sexuality continues to be seen as a natural and inevitable fact of everyday life in postcolonial societies? Over diverse archives, from studies of ancient society to criminal law to forensic medicine, a wide range of women from all walks of life were classified as prostitutes. The idea of the prostitute was everywhere. Its ubiquity made me realize that something systematic was occurring, something that we had not yet accounted for. I had to shift my work to study intellectual concepts that shaped these ideas, not just particular women who were marginalized. There was a systemic issue at play. And I found in interdisciplinary feminist and queer studies the innovative methods of reading and analysis that I needed to write this urgent history.GAZETTE: How did you come to find your way intellectually from your mother? “As a woman, I was constantly asked why I was conducting research on such ‘distasteful topics,’ and limited access to archives made my experience of telling this story fragmented, with sudden starts and stops.” Sophomore Winona Guo co-wrote two textbooks, co-founded a nonprofit, and gave two TED Talks — most of it before she even graduated high school Related MITRA: I’m very much shaped by her intellectually. She’s a statistician. Interestingly, I find that the principles of her discipline have shaped so much of what I study, how we write about and study modern societies. So, in my own work, I look at how modern social theory studies social deviation, how correlation is a key concern in the comparative study of civilizations, and how modern societies create social norms around sexuality and marriage.It took a lot of defiance on my mother’s part for her to live the life that she does, but also to let me be the person that I am. Many communities have all sorts of expectations about women and young girls, about looks, about how one is supposed to comport oneself in a room, about how to be appropriate, how deferential we are supposed to be. My mother was always very clear to me. There’s no deference to be had. Your job is to be a leader. Your job is to be an ethical person, to ask critical questions, to challenge social expectations that see you as secondary to men. That is what she was doing every day. But she is also deeply informed by her own history, her own training, her own life experiences. She is a great chef of Bengali cuisine. She practices very intricate forms of embroidery and artwork that she has learned since she was a little girl. So she also exceled at more gendered, less socially recognized forms of labor and artistic practice. The other side of this life was that I saw her experience very painful acts of social exclusion. It was quite unusual to be a divorced woman in the South Asian diaspora in the 1970s and 1980s. That experience of social exclusion made me defiant. As a prominent scholar once said to me, “You almost have to be outside inside to be able to write a book that critiques society for the kind of foundational exclusions that are part of the way it imagines itself.” I believe my work is deeply informed by that insider-outsider perspective.GAZETTE: Can you talk about the women you found in your archival discoveries?MITRA: It took a long time to resolve how to tell this story, because what I thought would be individual stories of women turned into a much more abstract, much more conceptual history about the ubiquity of ideas of female sexuality that have organized how we study society. For example, in the chapter “Circularity” on the forensics of abortion, I start with a story from an official colonial archive, a coroner’s report, which tells us about a woman — a girl, really — who was widowed in adolescence, who dies of an alleged abortion after getting pregnant despite being unmarried. What I play out for the reader in the telling of that story is that there was no way to reassemble her life except from a report that was about her death. What does it mean to narrate a life from a report that was about death? What can we know about her life from a deeply sanitized report about a woman’s body at the time of her death? How can we think about the social exclusion that woman may have experienced, imagine a world that left her to be alone in her death, but also account for the structures of knowledge that only recorded women when they died, but had no interest in documenting them when they were alive?This is the work of feminist and queer scholarship. I didn’t ever fully know how to tell this story until really after I completed my Ph.D., and I realized that the story I wanted to tell wasn’t simply about the individual fragment of this life, but about the ubiquity of a concept of deviant female sexuality that allowed for this archive to record this death, not as one of compassion, but through the language of a woman’s criminal intent. I wanted to account for how this archive organized how we understood society, and the limits of the histories we can tell from these official perspectives. “Many communities have all sorts of expectations about women and young girls… My mother was always very clear to me. There’s no deference to be had.” The new rules of covering sex assaultlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Donna McKechnie Enlisted for The Wild Party & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Donna McKechnie & More Enlisted for The Wild PartyManhattan decadence and 1920’s excess beckons for Tony winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Broadway alum John Owen-Jones (Les Miz). The pair will appear as Burrs and Dolores, respectively, in Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party, starring Tony winner Frances Ruffelle. The previously announced production is set to play a limited engagement February 13, 2017 through April 1 at The Other Palace, officially opening on February 20. The cast will also include Simon Thomas as Black, Dex Lee as Jackie, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Kate, Ako Mitchell as Eddie, Gloria Obianyo and Genesis Lynea as The D’armano Bros, Melanie Bright as Sally, Lizzy Connolly as Mae, Steven Serlin as Goldberg, Sebastian Torkia as Gold, Bronté Barbé as Nadine and Tiffany Graves as Madelaine.Richard Thomas to Headline Final RabbitEmmy winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons, You Can’t Take It With You) will take the leap in White Rabbit Red Rabbit on December 19. This is scheduled to be the last off-Broadway performance of Nassim Soleimanpour’s solo show, which involves a different actor every performance seeing the script for the first time just before they go on stage. The New York premiere is playing Monday nights at the Westside Theatre.Saoirse Ronan to Team Up With Josie RourkeSaoirse Ronan, who made her Broadway debut this spring in The Crucible, will play Mary, Queen of Scots in a film to be shot next year. The Donmar Warehouse’s artistic director, Josie Rourke, who is currently represented on the Main Stem by Les Liaisons Dangereuses, is set to helm the movie. According to the Daily Mail, there’s no word yet on who’ll be joining the Oscar nominee on screen in the Working Title project—we will keep you posted!Cast Set for Stephen Karam’s Speech and DebateDouglas Booth and Tony Revolori will star in the U.K. premiere of Stephen Karam’s Speech and Debate. The Tony winner’s play, which grapples with serious modern social issues—homophobia, teenage alienation and the limits of online privacy, will run February 22, 2017 through April 1 and officially open on February 24. Tom Attenborough directs.Robert De Niro on Figuring Out A Bronx TaleRobert De Niro co-directed the buzzy new Broadway tuner A Bronx Tale and he stopped by The Tonight Show on December 8 to discuss the streetwise show and more. “I always felt it would be a wonderful musical,” said the legendary director. “Finally we figured it out.” Check out the video below (and hope that if you do visit the Longacre Theatre, you won’t be sitting near Jimmy Fallon’s mom). View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 19, 2016 Donna McKechnie center_img White Rabbit Red Rabbit Related Showslast_img read more

Still getting drier

first_imgBy David Emory StooksburyUniversity of Georgia Athens, Ga. — With record to near-record high temperatures and little to no rain, northwest and south Georgia enter May in extreme drought conditions.In northwest Georgia, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Polk and Walker counties are now in extreme drought.Extreme drought conditions have developed now in Bryan, Chatham, Grady, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties. And they remain in the south Georgia counties of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Thomas, Ware and Wayne.The drought has become severe across the north Georgia counties of Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Harris, Heard, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Troup and White.Bartow, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Towns, Union, and Whitfield counties remain in severe drought in north Georgia.Severe drought conditions continue to expand into the south Georgia counties of Bulloch, Candler, Decatur, Effingham, Mitchell, Seminole, Turner and Worth. Conditions remain severe in Ben Hill, Colquitt, Evans, Irwin, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Tift, Toombs and Wheeler counties.The remainder of the state is classified as being in moderate drought.Across south Georgia, the drought conditions change from moderate to extreme over short distances. Conditions in counties now classified as being in moderate drought are deteriorating very quickly.What it meansExtreme drought conditions are defined as those expected once in 50 years, based on many indicators. Severe drought conditions are those we expect once in 20 years. Of the state’s 159 counties, 33 are in extreme drought and 46 in severe drought.Based on preliminary data, rainfall since the first of the year has been at or near record low levels in many places.This has been the driest first 4 months (out of 109 years) for Rome, which has had only 8.40 inches of rain. Normal rainfall for the period is 21.73 inches.The same period was the second-driest for Alma with 7.02 inches (58 years of records), Atlanta with 9.63 (78) and Jesup with 6.56 (49). It was the third-driest for Ball Ground with 10.61 inches (60) and Carrollton with 10.63 (73).The period was the fourth-driest for Ashburn with 7.67 inches (50 years of records), Cairo with 8.91 (64), Quitman with 5.64 (112) and Thomasville with 5.42 (112). It was the fifth-driest for Blairsville with 12.59 inches (76 years), Cordele with 8.24 (79) and Folkston with 8.15 (61).Other rainfall rankings since the first of the year include Athens, seventh-driest (in 63 years); Savannah, seventh (60); Columbus, seventh (59); Macon, eighth (57); Augusta, 12th (66); Elberton, 18th (80); Milledgeville, 22nd (104); Hawkinsville, 27th (112); Albany, 32nd (111); and Blakely, 32nd (106).Rainfall deficits for Jan. 1 through May 1 include Augusta at 5.64 inches, Athens 5.71, Columbus 6.60, Savannah 7.10, Macon 7.51, Plains 8.07, Brunswick 8.17, Atlanta 9.62, Tiger 9.71, Alma 9.86, Tifton 10.61, Blairsville 11.68 and LaFayette 12.20.Rivers, streams lowThe U.S. Geological Survey reports daily record to near-record low stream flows for May 3 across all of Georgia except the extreme northeast. Even in the northeast, stream flows are extremely low for early May and are falling.River and stream flows help to put droughts in historical perspective. In the Coosawattee and Oostanaula basins of northwest Georgia and the Oconee, Ocmulgee and Altamaha basins of east Georgia stream flows are near or breaking low-flow records set on May 3 in 1986.In the northern and middle Flint River basin, the current flows are breaking records set in 2000. The May 3 flow on the Flint at Newton broke the record low for that day, set in 1981.Rivers draining the Okefenokee Swamp are near or at record low flows set in the early 1930s and middle 1950s. In extreme southwest Georgia, stream flows in the smaller basins are breaking records set last year.Little if any widespread, sustained relief from the drought is anticipated. The long-term outlook is for the drought to continue to intensify.The entire state remains under the level-2 outdoor water-use schedule. Outdoor watering is allowed only from midnight to 10 a.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at odd-number street addresses and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at even-number addresses. It’s banned all day on Fridays.Local water authorities may further restrict outdoor watering.Get updated drought information at www.georgiadrought.org. The state drought Web site includes information on how to deal with the drought.Updated weather information is at www.georgiaweather.net. This University of Georgia network has 71 automated weather stations statewide.(David Stooksbury is the state climatologist and a professor of engineering and atmospheric sciences in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Provost Tour

first_imgWhitten also attended a graduate research event hosted by CAES, UGA’s Graduate School and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.“UGA’s annual economic impact on the state we serve is an impressive $4.4 billion, but there are some things you just can’t quantify,” Whitten said. “Seeing firsthand the impact of Extension and our College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has been invaluable to me, and I continue to be inspired by the dedication of our extraordinary students, faculty and staff.” University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten helped shine a light on the role that UGA Cooperative Extension plays in the lives of Georgians and the state’s economy during a visit to Tifton, Georgia, this week.Whitten met with south Georgia-based UGA Extension professionals on the UGA Tifton Campus on Thursday to learn more about the research, teaching and outreach components that make up the statewide organization.“This was a huge opportunity for Extension and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,” said Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean for Extension. “Having almost a whole day to showcase the impactful, life-changing work we accomplish on a daily basis is a big deal.”UGA scientists Phillip Roberts, Michael Toews, George Vellidis, Stanley Culpepper, Jared Whitaker and Wes Porter updated the provost on research being done in different areas of agriculture, Georgia’s No. 1 industry. Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agents Stephanie Hollifield and Scott Carlson briefed Whitten on the importance of the delivery of research-based information from agents to farmers.Whitten met with members of the UGA Cotton Team, learned about precision agriculture and irrigation techniques, and visited different parts of the UGA Tifton Campus, including the Microgin, Lang Farm and the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL). Her tour was capped by a visit with Bill Brim, owner of Lewis Taylor Farms, one of the largest farming operations in Tift County, Georgia. “We are identifying needs at the local level and utilizing integrated teams to research the most pressing issues to solve problems,” Johnson said. “This work supports agriculture, the largest industry in Georgia, and is hugely important to the economy of Georgia. Visiting with a local producer allows us to demonstrate how the work of our college translates into real-life economic impact.”While agriculture comprised the bulk of Whitten’s time in Tifton, she also learned about other Extension program areas, like 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences. Melinda Miller, Southwest District 4-H program development coordinator, and Andrea Scarrow, Southwest District Family and Consumer Sciences program development coordinator, provided updates from their respective areas and touted the impact these programs have throughout the state.“Not only does Extension serve the agricultural needs of Georgia, it serves youth and families, so I wanted to include Extension personnel from all three areas,” Johnson said. “I wanted (the provost) to hear their passion, see their expertise and find out how they are changing lives and livelihoods.”last_img read more

Sanda Čorak, IZTZG: Do we have a new chance for tourist (re) positioning?

first_imgAccording to Čoraj, nautical tourism will recover first, followed by business tourism, although not congress tourism, then sports tourism, because competitions are already being planned in October and later, but this year. Every crisis, including this one caused by coronavirus, brings the issue of management skills to the fore. points out dr.sc. Sande Čorak from the Institute of Tourism in the introduction to the professional paper: How to prepare for recovery? Do we have a new chance for tourist (re) positioning?, on the impact of COVID-19 disease on the tourism sector. After the crown of the crisis, we can expect extreme sensitivity to the ability to provide hygienic conditions to make tourists feel safe, from catering services to food processing and serving meals, to accommodation services, waste disposal and the like. In the end, Čorak emphasizes that we have the resources as well as the will and desire to re-encourage the development of tourism – the art of managing what we have will be a decisive factor in this return.  The entire professional work of dr.sc. Read Sande Čorak in the attachment. According to the experience of our agencies, we know that after the crisis it takes 5-6 weeks for people to start planning trips, and that time will now be extended given the depth of the crisis, said Corak. Tourism is the so-called ‘horizontal sector’ whose success depends on transport, culture, sports, agriculture and other sectors, but this may not have been emphasized enough, and inter-ministerial cooperation in our country was insufficient. Now in the course of this crisis it is showing how important it is cooperate, and this could be extremely useful in the future and in the time of recovery and preparation for some new ‘normal’ period. SCENARIO OF PHASE APPROACH TO TOURIST MARKET RECOVERY AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC The global crisis, never experienced, puts all of us and our tourism in a completely new position, but as every crisis is an opportunity, emphasizes Čorak and points out that this crisis gives us an opportunity for faster transformation and a new chance, at least for those stakeholders who are more willing and they give more of themselves to form the quality service that most of our tourist consumers are looking for. Although the Croatian economy is largely dependent on tourism revenues, and its lack expresses even more the weaknesses of the entire economy that has not developed its production but must rely on imports and thus is extremely sensitive in times of crisis, it is a favorable fact to focus on agricultural production , especially those of eco-production, which significantly contributes to what we call ‘sustainable tourism development’ but we mention it very often, and I don’t really know how to implement it. Achieving the always sought-after synergy between those involved in the supply chain at the destination will require more information and data exchange and coordination than was the case before the crisis. The fight for each guest will be relentless because this time Croatia is not the only country that will return to the tourist scene, but it will be all our competitive destinations at the same time. Unlike some previous years, this time our continent will have a similar chance, because for certain segments the number of hotel stars will no longer be the most important, but a safe and relaxing stay.  If we agree with the statement that Europeans will first of all decide to go to closer destinations where they can come with their own cars, where they can stay in camps, for example, in the fresh air, then the conclusion is valid that Croatia will have an advantage over returning tourists. other Mediterranean destinations, emphasizes Corak. Attachment: dr.sc. Sande Čorak: “How to prepare for recovery? Do we have a new chance for tourist (re) positioning? ” Markets that have shown a tendency to come on holiday to Croatia in the last few decades will most likely give us another chance for our (re) positioning – how to use that chance? What experience tells us is that we need to have proactive tourism entities that are willing to change and improve their systems of operation and all their services and products. Related news: The recovery time after the crisis will open some new opportunities for Croatian tourism, but also bring new challenges, points out Čorak, adding that the current course of the crisis and how it is taking place in some countries already shows that some countries will recover easier and faster than others and fortunately among them are some of our loyal markets such as Germany and Austria. Photo: Pixabay.com / IZTZGlast_img read more

Brixton drops ‘Estate’ but adds 17% value

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New sex assault allegation made against Trump

first_img“I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it,” she added.Trump has faced more than a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct, including a claim by prominent American columnist E. Jean Carroll that he raped her in a department store changing room in the mid-1990s.But he brushed them aside in his run for the White House.Shortly before the 2016 election, a tape recording emerged from 2005 in which he was heard boasting about how his fame allowed him to “grab” women by the genitals when he wanted. A former model has accused US President Donald Trump of groping and forcibly kissing her in 1997 — the latest allegation made against the Republican incumbent just weeks before he seeks reelection.Amy Dorris told Britain’s The Guardian that Trump sexually assaulted her in his VIP suite at the US Open tennis tournament in New York — claims he denied via his lawyers.”He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything,” Dorris said in an interview. Trump dismissed this as “locker room banter” but subsequently apologized.Dorris was 24 at the time of the alleged incidents. Trump was 51 and married at the time to his second wife, Marla Maples.The accuser provided The Guardian with several photos showing her in Trump’s company, and multiple people corroborated her account, saying she told them at the time.She says she told Trump to stop but “he didn’t care.” She added: “I felt violated, obviously.”Asked why she continued to be around Trump in subsequent days, Dorris responded: “That’s what happens when something traumatic happens — you freeze.”But Trump’s attorneys told the newspaper that her version of events was unreliable and there would be other witnesses if she had been assaulted.They suggested in comments to The Guardian that the allegation could be politically motivated, coming weeks before Trump faces Joe Biden in the November 3 election.Dorris, now 48, said she decided to come forward to be a role model for her teenage twin daughters. She first told The Guardian her story more than a year ago, but asked the newspaper not to publish it.”I’m sick of him getting away with this,” Dorris said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Martin Keown raves about ‘inspirational’ Harry Maguire after Manchester United thrash Chelsea

first_imgMartin Keown raves about ‘inspirational’ Harry Maguire after Manchester United thrash Chelsea Video Settings Metro Sport ReporterMonday 12 Aug 2019 12:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Read More PLAY Top articles Full Screen More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Harry Maguire reads danger like you or I would read a Beano comic,’ Keown said in his Daily Mail column.‘It comes naturally to the 6’ 4″ central defender and that is what Manchester United have paid good money for.‘When he wins the ball, it is a cue for United to attack. Take a look at their second goal against Chelsea on Sunday.‘The England centre-back wins possession by shrugging off the challenge of Tammy Abraham on the edge of the box. Scott McTominay picks it up, feeds Marcus Rashford, who then finds Andreas Pereira. He crosses, and Anthony Martial scores. About Connatix V67539 Comment Skip Advertisement / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Harry Maguire was named man of the match for his performance against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown showered Harry Maguire with praise after the defender ‘inspired’ the Old Trafford crowd and his Manchester United team-mates to a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Chelsea.Maguire was named man of the match for the performance on his debut as United recorded their biggest home win over Chelsea since 1965, with Marcus Rashford (2), Anthony Martial and Daniel James all finding the net against Frank Lampard’s side.Aaron Wan-Bissaka was also handed his first Premier League start for United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new look defence were convincing throughout.Former Arsenal centre-back Keown was blown away by Maguire’s display and believes the England international showed why United spent £80m on his signature this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT by Metro Skip Ad Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story ‘We were rewarded’: Solskjaer reacts to 4-0 win over ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:56Fullscreen’We were rewarded’: Solskjaer reacts to 4-0 win over Chelseahttps://metro.co.uk/video/we-rewarded-solskjaer-reacts-4-0-win-chelsea-1983966/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Maguire was delighted to come away from Old Trafford with three points and a clean sheet.‘It’s a great start for myself and the team,’ the former Leicester star told Sky Sports.‘We rode our luck a bit in the first half but in the second half we were a lot better and I think we thoroughly deserved the three points.‘I was reiterating on the pitch even at 3-0 and 4-0 that we wanted a clean sheet.‘We have to make this place a fortress and a hard place to come and score.’ Read More Read More Lampard speaks to the press after losing 4-0 to Man UtdTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:14FullscreenLampard speaks to the press after losing 4-0 to Man Utdhttps://metro.co.uk/video/lampard-speaks-press-losing-4-0-man-utd-1983978/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang excited to play alongside Nicolas Pepe Advertisement Read More Read More Maguire was a rock at the back for United (Picture: Getty)‘So four passes and precisely 16 seconds after Maguire steals the ball off Abraham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have a 2-0 lead. United fans appreciate a good defender.‘Later on in the game, whenever Maguire won a header, whenever he cleared the danger by lumping the ball into Row Z, it was greeted by cheers.‘They love seeing that and the statistics show he made the most clearances, the most interceptions, and the most blocks. He inspired the crowd and his team-mates here. United kept two clean sheets in 19 Premier League outings at Old Trafford last season.‘They conceded 54 goals in total – the most of any of the ‘Big Six’ – and 25 of those came at home. Now, they are off and running in 2019-20.’ Coming Next SPONSOREDlast_img read more

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