NEW YORK (AP) — A British socialite criminally charged with aiding Jeffrey Epstein in his sexual abuse of teenage girls testified in 2016 that she had no memory of anything amiss on his properties, but eventually had a falling out with him. That’s according to the public portion of a heavily redacted transcript of the deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell taken for a defamation lawsuit by one of Epstein’s accusers. The transcript was released Wednesday along with other documents pursued by the Miami Herald after the lawsuit was settled. Maxwell has been held without bail since pleading not guilty in July to recruiting girls for Epstein to abuse in the mid-1990s. Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan federal lockup in August 2019 as he awaited a sex trafficking trial.
Source / photo: Institute of Tourism; Lider The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, reports Lider. The main goal of the project is to connect the food processing sector with the tourism sector in order for Croatia to become a recognizable gastronomic destination and enter the 20 leading tourist destinations in the world. The Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts actually turned out to be a mediator between the tourism and agricultural sectors in another story about merging green and blue Croatia. The strategy brochure states that catering in Croatia is an activity that is developing faster than the economy as a whole, with a growing number of facilities and employees, as well as revenue and profit growth in the period from 2016 to 2018. The document analyzes the current state of gastro and “gourmet” offer in Croatia, analyzes the main market trends in the field of eno-gastronomy, defines the vision of the development of Croatian gastronomy and “gourmet” and made an action plan. It is interesting that the client of the strategy, which is several thousand pages long and which was allegedly worked on for three years, is the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, and not the Ministry of Tourism, which should be responsible for implementing the Action Plan. Earlier this year, in cooperation with the WYG Conference, the Institute for Tourism and the Institute for Development and International Relations, a major project entitled “Croatia, the new gastronomic icon of Europe: Strategy for the development of gastronomy,” gourmet “and Croatian gastronomic tourism with the Action Plan 2019 – 2022. ”