Lindsey Graham Wins a Fourth Term in South Carolina, Beating Jaime Harrison

first_imgBut the close results suggested Mr. Graham’s standing had also taken a significant hit in the state since he last ran in 2014. Before his re-election this time, the senator had undertaken a considerable political makeover, casting aside a reputation as a dealmaking moderate who once called Mr. Trump a “race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot” to present himself as a conservative warrior standing at the president’s right hand. The transformation appeared to have alienated some moderate Republicans turned off by the president, even as it failed to persuade some of his staunchest conservative supporters.Mr. Harrison tried to exploit those fissures, portraying Mr. Graham as a morally compromised politician willing to do whatever it took to win. Flush with more than $86 million in contributions — a record haul for a Senate race fueled by out-of-state liberals who loathed Mr. Graham — Mr. Harrison blanketed the state with advertising that not only reinforced his own candidacy, but also bolstered Bill Bledsoe, a Constitution Party candidate who he hoped might siphon conservative votes away from Mr. Graham. “To those who have been following this race from afar, I hope you got the message,” a triumphant Mr. Graham declared Tuesday night in Columbia. “Here’s the message I got: People like what I’m doing, and I’m going to keep doing it.”- Advertisement – Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, fended off the most difficult challenge of his career on Tuesday, turning back a Democrat backed by a record-setting onslaught of campaign cash to win a fourth term, according to The Associated Press.The victory reassured jittery Republicans, who were forced this fall to divert tens of millions of dollars from key battlegrounds to a deeply conservative state to save Mr. Graham. It also dashed the hopes of Democrats who believed a victory by their candidate, Jaime Harrison, would improve their chances of seizing the Senate majority.- Advertisement – He added, “When it comes to Lindsey Graham, and team Graham, the best is yet to come.”Mr. Graham, 65, has been a fixture in Washington since the 1990s, when he was first elected to the House, and is known as a wily and effective political messenger.He avoided making his fight against Mr. Harrison personal. Instead, he attacked his Democratic opponent as a generic liberal whose policy preferences on health care, spending and judges were simply out of line with a solidly conservative state.- Advertisement – Mr. Harrison, a Black Democrat whose upstart campaign electrified progressives across the country, would have been only the second African-American from the South elected to the Senate since Reconstruction.In the end, though, Mr. Graham, the chairman of the influential Judiciary Committee, leaned heavily on his stature in Washington to pull through. Just days before the election, he helped deliver a singular conservative victory, the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, using the highly partisan fight in the Senate to bolster his campaign. He also benefited from a close relationship with President Trump, who easily carried the state on Tuesday. That did not prove to be enough. Mr. Harrison simply could not find enough South Carolinians willing to vote for a Democrat.“Tonight only slowed us down, but a New South with leaders who reflect the community and serve the interests of everyone will be here soon enough,” Mr. Harrison said Tuesday night in a concession speech. He urged Mr. Graham to cultivate his independent streak.If he had a chance of doing so, it almost certainly ended in the weeks after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in mid-September. In 2018, Mr. Graham’s fiery defense of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh in the face of accusations of sexual assault briefly made him a conservative rock star.This time around, as chairman of the judiciary panel, he had a microphone and a spotlight in nationally televised hearings to present himself as an ally of conservative women and remind the party’s voters what was at stake. He could credibly claim to be a crucial force in cementing a conservative majority on the court that Republicans have long made a priority.Now, Mr. Graham will have six more years in Washington. In the weeks before Election Day, Mr. Graham had hinted that he might try to reclaim his independent streak if re-elected. And with the potential of Mr. Trump’s defeat, he would be positioned to have a major role in determining his party’s path forward. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ivana Kolar: Croatia should be a country that tourists do not choose because of the lowest price but because of the top service and authenticity of life

first_imgThe first conference on year-round tourism held in 2017 was extremely successful, presented the experiences and thoughts of about 30 eminent experts in domestic and regional tourism and attracted almost 300 participants – representatives of hotels, spas, travel companies and crafts, travel agencies, tourist boards and cities.Slowly but surely, the time has come for the second edition of the conference Can HR Tourism 365? – Step 2! , which will be held on September 25.09.2018, XNUMX at the Sheraton Hotel in Zagreb.This year’s conference will be international (HR, A, SLO, HU, BiH), one-day, dynamic, organized in the form of short lectures by experts and examples of good practice and panels that will discuss and create potential solutions for the development of year-round destinations and opportunities season extension. “This year, our goal is to present and discuss the potentials, opportunities, positive practices and solutions for the development of year-round tourism in Croatia and to develop proposals on how to encourage and develop year-round tourism. We will emphasize the necessity of destination development as a precondition for extending the season and the importance of creating new products, and one of the topics will be cultural tourism, given that we are in the year of cultural heritage.”Points out Ivana Kolar, from the company Julius Rose as the organizer.Do we need a clear strategy for the development of year-round tourism? How to attract serious investors? What can local self-government do and can each of us be the bearer of the development of year-round tourism? Do we have enough knowledge for that? How to ensure the required quality and modernity to follow world trends?Why doesn’t tourism work in Croatia during all 12 months? Why don’t we develop the offer all year round? Why do we accept such a situation and what can we do to change it? Who can be the initiator of changes and how to achieve them? How to achieve a successful and attractive year-round season and are we ready for that?- are just some of the questions that the conference Can HR Tourism 365? – Step 2! try to get answersThe aim of the conference is to identify potentials, opportunities, positive practices and solutions / recipes for the development of year-round tourism in Croatia, to learn about successful experiences and practices of neighboring countries, to develop a proposal for a Croatian concept of continental tourism development experts from the region (Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Serbia) and present solutions to ensure the required quality and innovation at the global levelIvana Kolar: Croatia should be a country that tourists do not choose because of the lowest price but because of the top service and authenticity of lifeIvana Kolar, Julius RosePoliticians, tourism workers and everyone involved in tourism have been saying for years that the tourist season needs to be extended. Experiences and tourism results of neighboring countries show that tourism 365 days a year is something we should strive for.But is this really possible in Croatia as well, or are these dreams we want to believe in? “Croatian tourism achieves top results, but only in 80 summer days. The rest of the year most of the tourist facilities are unused. In the coastal area of ​​Croatia, we realize 86 million overnight stays, while in the whole of continental Croatia only 4,5% of overnight stays are realized, of which 2% in the City of Zagreb. Numerous potentials remain untapped, facilities unorganized, resorts undeveloped, and only a few tourist oases show that the continent can do well, all 365 days a year. ” says Kolar and adds that neighboring countries, such as Austria and Hungary, achieve successful tourism results throughout the year, and some others that until recently we did not consider seriously competitive in tourism, such as Slovenia, show how the hidden potentials of each destination can be developed. we still have many challenges.Croatia is rich in natural resources and potentials and we could say that it is destined for tourism. Tourism is our destiny. But why do we realize it only in certain destinations and only in certain months? “Tourism is happening in Croatia. And when it happens, it has very high results. These results are so good that we often wonder if it pays to invest much more effort for a much lower income in another part of the year. The main motive for coming to Croatia is still the sun and the sea. When this is not the case, the motive for coming should be built and invested in. What can be the motif besides the sun and the sea? Are they: health, culture, authenticity, diversity, content and are only large tourist entities capable of that? Do we need huge investments for that? What obstacles to the realization of our potentials really exist and do we need them? Today’s tourists are travelers looking for new authentic experiences, not mass tourists looking for a unified offering in any part of the world. Croatia should be a country that tourists choose not because of the lowest price but because of the top service and authenticity of life, which Croatia as a destination can certainly offer. ” concludes Ivana Kolar.last_img read more

Six MMA athletes earn NAC honors

first_img Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Six Maine Maritime Academy athletes were named to the North Atlantic Conference All-academic Team for the winter and spring seasons.Winter season honors went to senior basketball players Ben Russell of Farmington, Kari Jones of Nobleboro, Courtney Dufour of Augusta and Leah Jackson of Dedham.Spring season honors went to senior softball player Ashley Burnett of Danville, N.H., and junior lacrosse player Gavin Cote of Arundel.To be honored, student athletes must have reach junior academic standing, have completed at least two years of varsity competition and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Biocenter_img Fenceviewer Staff Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more

Pepe: Portugal privileged to have Ronaldo

first_imgWorld Cup Portugal privileged to have hat-tick hero Ronaldo, says Pepe Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 10:43 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2018 Getty Images World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal v Morocco Morocco Portugal The Real Madrid star’s hat-trick against Spain came as no surprise to his international and former club team-mate Portugal defender Pepe labelled it a “privilege” for the nation to have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, saying the star’s start to the World Cup came as no surprise.Ronaldo stole the show early at the showpiece event in Russia, scoring a hat-trick to lead his side to a 3-3 draw against Spain Friday .But that display, capped with a stunning 88th-minute free-kick for the equaliser, was unsurprising to Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid team-mate Pepe. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “To me, it’s nothing new,” he said Tuesday.”We had a fantastic match and it was very important the fact that he’s so humble on the pitch and working to help the team.”We are very happy with him and his performance and the performance of the other players. We work with a single goal – to honour our country and our shirt.”Ronaldo’s hat-trick saw him move onto 84 international goals , level with Ferenc Puskas for the most by a European.Pepe, whose team face Morocco Wednesday, said it was an honour to play alongside Ronaldo.”He’s very happy to be with us and he’s full of confidence every day, in every match,” he said.”It’s a privilege for us, Portugal, to have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo.”Portugal and Spain sit level second place in Group B after the first matchday, with Iran atop the group after beating Morocco in their opener.last_img read more