The Ministry of Tourism has announced a public call for the development of public tourism infrastructure in 2017

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism has published a public call for applications for grants under the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program in 2017, for which HRK 20 million has been provided.Sredstva iz Fonda namijenjena su javnom sektoru – jedinicama lokalne i područne (regionalne) samouprave za razvoj javne turističke infrastrukture. Programom će se sufinancirati projekti uređenja morskih i ostalih plaža, izgradnja, dogradnja, rekonstrukcija ili adaptacija centara za posjetitelje i interpretacijskih centara, njihovo opremanje multimedijalnom opremom te javna turistička infrastruktura u funkciji aktivnog turizma (izrada strateških dokumenata razvoja cikloturizma županije sa standardima, uređenje i označavanje postojećih i novih cikloturističkih, pješačkih i jahačkih ruta te uređenje, postavljanje i opremanje stanica za iznajmljivanje e-bicikla).  „JPublic tourist infrastructure is an integral part of the overall tourist offer of each destination and it is therefore important that we continuously improve it. By investing in projects aimed at arranging or building new beaches, visitor centers and cycling, riding or hiking routes, a new attractive basis is created, ie additional motives for coming to the destination, which is important for the development of year-round tourism. Through this program we want to increase the overall impression and attractiveness of destinations, and thus make Croatian tourism even more competitive”, Stressed the Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli.The Ministry of Tourism co-finances 80 percent of the costsThe Ministry co-finances up to 80 percent of the eligible / eligible costs of implementing an individual project. For beach projects, the minimum amount of support is HRK 200.000,00, while the maximum amount is HRK 1.000.000,00. For visitor centers and interpretation centers, this amount ranges from a minimum of HRK 100.000,00 to a maximum of HRK 1.000.000,00 of support. Also, the Ministry co-finances the development of operational plans for the development of cycling tourism in the county with standards up to HRK 50.000,00, and the arrangement and marking of existing and new cycling, walking and riding routes and arranging, setting up and equipping e-bike rental stations from HRK 100.000,00 to HRK 400.000,00 , XNUMX kn.Izvor financiranja predmetnog javnog poziva je Fond za razvoj turizma, odnosno izvanproračunski prihod Ministarstva turizma od naknada za privremene koncesijske naknade za turističko zemljište, a za namjene i poslove utvrđene Zakonom o turističkom i ostalom građevinskom zemljištu, neprocijenjenom  u postupku pretvorbe i privatizacije.The public call is open until September 15, 2017. More information about the conditions can be found here: Public call for the development of public tourism infrastructure in 2017last_img read more

NBA season heads to Disney World from July 31st

first_img(BBC) – The rest of the NBA season is set to be played at Florida’s Disney World Resort from 31 July.The season was suspended on 11 March because of coronavirus measures.Thirteen Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams will contest eight games each to determine seedings for the play-offs.The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando includes a 5,000-seat indoor basketball facility.Under the NBA’s proposals, all 22 teams will be based at the resort and games will be played without spectators to minimise the threat of Covid-19.On Thursday the NBA board of governors approved the plan to resume the season.The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) must agree to the plan before it is confirmed. It is expected to vote during a conference call on Friday.The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies are in play-off positions in the Western Conference.The Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic currently occupy play-off spots in the Eastern Conference.Those 16 teams will be joined by the New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference and the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference.The latest date possible for finishing the season – what would be game seven of the NBA finals – is 12 October.last_img read more

Whicker: The trade didn’t lie – Chris Paul shouldn’t have been here

first_imgOh, it’s a different franchise. The seats are all sold. The old reptilian owner is gone, with no more mentions of V. Stiviano, and the new over-caffeinated owner is discussing a new arena.A quarter-century of pantomime was replaced by six years of winning, peaking with Paul’s Game 7 shot that eliminated San Antonio in the first round in 2015. The Clippers spent all those years amusing their fans with Cubs-caliber incompetence. With Paul, they just broke hearts. They did so again when they dealt Paul to Houston on Wednesday. They received a first-round pick in 2018 and a Kellogg’s Variety Pack of bodies.Some will be helpful. Patrick Beverley, with Paul a first-team All-Defense guard, will become the most popular player on the club. He plays for keeps.Sam Dekker, at 6-foot-8, returns to the Staples Center floor where he shot Arizona out of the West Regional final, while he played for Wisconsin. He might become the small forward the Clippers have craved. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error But a trade is defined by who gets the best player, and the Clippers would never get equal value for Paul, not at 32. They couldn’t give him a max contract that would take him into obsolescence. All this is a pretext for future moves: keeping Blake Griffin, gathering up enough coupons to get someone like Paul George. And then, of course, trying to become the next team of LeBron James’ lifelong dreams.Michael Eaves, who traveled with the Clippers while at Fox Sports and now works for ESPN, said this trade went far beyond economics. Paul was miffed at Coach Doc Rivers, Eaves reported, because he felt Doc was giving preferential treatment to his son Austin, who defers to nobody.Eaves said Paul was incensed when Doc Rivers, who has (or had) total control over Clippers’ personnel, nixed a trade that would have brought the Knicks’ Camelo Anthony west and sent Austin Rivers east.Eaves also said Paul is following a scenario that will unite him with James and send them together somewhere in 2018-19, in the manner of Garnett-Pierce-Allen to the Celtics in 2008.And you thought you could only mix and match teams on Playstation.Paul has a drill sergeant’s reputation on the court and in practice. But Griffin has had chances to leave and didn’t, and DeAndre Jordan re-signed with the Clippers, after some heavy drama. Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson were demanding, too. Certainly the Clippers weren’t having as much fun as the Warriors, but who did?In the traditional sense Paul is the best two-way point guard in the league, even now. How he and Harden split the load in Houston will be Mike D’Antoni’s job. Harden got jobbed out of the MVP for the second time in three years. He didn’t quite average a triple-double, but he took Houston to the No. 3 seed in the West, and he made Eric Gordon the Sixth Man of the Year and he pumped up Clint Capela’s stat line. He was also far more efficient than Russell Westbrook, and he did all that as the point guard. That’s the only position Paul knows.With Paul, the Clippers played .658 basketball for six seasons. But they won only three playoff series and never reached a conference final. They had every chance in 2014 and 2015, throwing away a last-minute Game 5 lead in Oklahoma City that would have given them a 3-2 series edge, absolutely disappearing in a Game 6 loss at home to Houston.The fates gave the Clippers those two chances and then went back to stealing their identity. Paul and Griffin got hurt in the first round in 2016, Griffin got hurt in the first round this year.The Clippers rampaged through the league last November, as the ball moved freely without Paul’s constant custody. Then it went south, as it always did.It was fun and it was loud, but it wasn’t long enough to be an era, and it wasn’t rich enough to be a run. Chris Paul’s arrival left the Clippers unfulfilled and the Lakers unrecognizable. Those two wrongs didn’t make a right.center_img They shouldn’t have had Chris Paul in the first place.On Wednesday the Clippers donated him to Houston, their trophy case remarkably undisturbed.You know how NBA players say “the ball don’t lie” when the guy they didn’t really foul misses a foul shot. It’s an expression popularized by Rasheed Wallace, among others. Well, in this case, the trade didn’t lie.Former commissioner David Stern dismantled the Lakers when he didn’t allow them to take Paul from New Orleans, on the vague premise of “basketball reasons.” The Clippers got CP3 but never took advantage, thanks to basketball reasons, too.last_img read more

Linden joins in observance of Child Protection Week

first_imgThe Linden office of the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) joined with other agencies across Guyana on Tuesday in observance of Child Protection Week 2019, with the hosting of an awareness symposium.Child Protection Week is being observed from September 22 to 28 under the theme: “Promoting social change to stop the violation of children”.The symposium, which was held at the Egbert Benjamin Centre, saw representatives from Schools Welfare Department, Blossom Inc – which is responsible for the Child Advocacy Centre— social workers, Police divisions, religious bodies, Toshaos’ Council, and educators in attendance. According to Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Senior Childcare and Protection Officer (ag) Huette Moore, the aim of the activity is to spread the message that the protection of children is everybody’s business and all need to get involved.“We find children are violated in many different ways in terms of abuse, even in the school setting. So our invitees here today include headmasters and headmistresses from the primary and secondary schools…our message basically is to let people know that Child Protection cannot do this work alone, we need everybody’s participation…We should not abuse our children and if we see children are being abused, we shouldn’t let it go by the wayside,” Moore said.She added that child abuse is a sore issue in Region 10, more so within its riverine areas. Moore explained that presently, there is no Child Protection Officer overseeing communities in these areas and there have been calls for an officer to be placed in the riverine community of Region 10.“Currently, Region 10 only has 2 Child Protection Officers and there’s a lot of work to be done. Nevertheless, we’re trying our best…we’re going to start an outreach next month, going up the river. We’re going to start from Kwakwani…We’re trying to put it out there that Child Protection is here and there’s a place you can go for help. And if we cannot help you, we know where you can go to get help”, she noted.One of the most prominent issues dealt with in the Region, Moore stated, is child neglect, with sexual abuse next in line based on monthly reports. She noted that the Agency also assists in terms of ensuring both parents have access to their children. Moore said one positive improvement seen in the Region is that fathers are taking a more prominent role in being a part of their children’s lives and are fighting for access to their children. She noted that the Agency is proud of this development and encouraged more fathers to play an active role in the lives of their children. Moore further made calls for more collaboration in curbing the issue of child abuse.She further urged anyone who knows of a child being abused to report the issue. She said, regretfully, even in some cases where justice is served, children are left damaged for life. Moore believes that parents, guardians, and adults all need to play an active role and take the responsibility of protecting children as she urged all to step up, support and be a voice for children as well as pay attention to them when they speak. Moore said the Agency is also interested in hosting another symposium within the first quarter of the new year, which would include members of the business sector along with governmental organisations in Region 10.Region 10 recorded the highest rate of child abuse cases in Guyana in 2017, with a 22.1 per cent of the country’s total, with most of the reported cases deriving from Linden. Director of the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), Ann Greene just last year during an interview with this publication indicated that the Region also had the highest rate of child neglect and sexual abuse at the time as she noted that child abuse is “a hidden crime”. As such, Greene had made calls for sexual regulation at the family level, as she explained that there is much more work to be done. Other cases, she had indicated, came from riverine areas such as Kwakwani.last_img read more

Applicants Being Sought for Young Leader Program

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and Pioneer, a DuPont Company are seeking applicants for the 2004 Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program is recognized throughout agriculture for its longstanding tradition of identifying and cultivating the producer leaders who are shaping the U.S. soybean industry.The Young Leader Program began in 1984. The program goal is the same today as it was twenty years ago, to seek out and develop new leadership for agriculture. The Young Leader Program is looking for soybean farmers who are innovative, assertive, “young” (or new) to leadership, and looking to make their mark in agriculture. More than half of all past Young Leaders serve on state or national soybean associations or promotion boards, and many are active in regional or county organizations as well.“The Young Leader Program is an exceptional leadership training program,” said Ron Heck, ASA President. “The instructors and program content are of the highest quality. This program provides information that the participant can start using immediately, not only in business but personally as well.”“Applicants selected as Young Leaders have an excellent opportunity to learn the key leadership skills necessary for high profile roles within agriculture,” said Kevin Turnblad, Pioneer Key Account Manager. “They do this through interactive training that utilizes instructors and materials that have been very successful in the real-world. Participants can also learn from each other and through the use of case studies of topics that are ‘front-burner’ and pivotal to the future of agriculture. If anyone is interested in making a difference in agriculture, this program is for you.”The 2004 class of Young Leaders and their spouses will participate in a challenging and educational leadership experience February 28 – March 2, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This seminar will include leadership and issues training and provide an opportunity for participants to meet and learn from other Young Leaders from around the country. The class will also take part in the Commodity Classic, March 2 – 4, 2004, rounding out a full week of learning, networking, and personal growth. Participants will travel to Pioneer’s Headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, to complete their training in December 2004.Application forms for the 2004 Young Leader Program, sponsored by Pioneer, a DuPont Company, are being mailed to all ASA members. Forms may also be obtained by calling (800) 688-7692, your state soybean office, or on the web at Soybean producers are encouraged to apply or nominate another producer who would be an excellent candidate for the program. Nominations should be returned to ASA by Wednesday, December 17, 2003. One Young Leader couple will be selected from each of ASA’s state affiliates.last_img read more