A conference of travel agencies of the Split-Dalmatia County was held in Imotski

first_imgJoze Tomas, Ivan Budalic / Photo: HGK As part of his visit to Imotski, the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – ŽK Split, Joze Tomaš, also met with the mayor of Imotski, Ivan Budalić. They discussed the possibilities of cooperation with an emphasis on ways to take advantage of the tourist boom of this area to encourage and expand the development of the economy, especially small and medium enterprises. Activities such as this conference, networking of entrepreneurs and similar joint actions can contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in all parts of Split-Dalmatia County and stop the emigration of the local population, which is crucial, the meeting concluded. PRESENTATION STRATEGY FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT OF IMOTSKA KRAJINA PRESENTED Last year, almost 10 tourist arrivals were recorded in the Imota area, which is an increase of 23 percent compared to the year before, and there were almost 74 overnight stays, or 27 percent more than in 2017. The conference was attended by about 30 providers of household accommodation services, representatives of family farms and agencies that deal with mediation in the sale of excursions. The providers of family accommodation services were especially interested in the advantages of working with travel agencies, while the offer of adventure tourism in Split-Dalmatia County, presented by the President of the Adventure Tourism Association HGK – ŽK Split, Iris Prebeg showed what guests can offer and what they can experience in our county throughout the year. In individual conversations at the end of the meeting, participants were able to find out directly about cooperation with intermediary agencies and adventure providers. In order to maintain growth and raise the destination’s offer to an even higher level, such conferences connect travel agencies and organizers of adventure forms of tourism from the Split-Dalmatia County with other stakeholders in tourism, in this case from the Imotski area. The conference called “Travel Agencies Partners” was organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber and the Imotski Tourist Board. ESTATE KRAJINA TOURIST BOARD ESTABLISHED – IMOTA  INITIATIVE LAUNCHED TO DECLARE IMOT LAKES UNESCO GEO PARK “This is the fifth in a series of conferences organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Split in major county tourist centers, in order to introduce local actors in tourism with the possibility of expanding the offer and improving business. Imotski and the surrounding area have become increasingly interesting to tourists in recent years, and record a constant, double-digit growth in tourist arrivals and overnight stays”, Said welcoming the meeting, the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber, Joze Tomas. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

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Uzbekistan to reward citizens who take a daily walk

first_imgUzbeks who walk 10,000 steps a day for a year will be granted free use of state-owned gyms and a 50% discount on services provided by the government, according to a draft document published on Wednesday.The draft presidential decree aims to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles and also includes provisions such as holding a car-free day and building street workout facilities across the Central Asian nation of 34 million people.The government also hopes the health drive will help protect the population from illnesses like COVID-19, although Uzbekistan has reported fewer cases than many other countries, with 53,000 confirmed infections and 444 deaths. It introduced two lockdowns in order to contain its spread. Topics : The decree outlines a program called “Let’s overcome the pandemic through sports!” and highlights the promotion of sports such as walking, running, cycling, minifootball, badminton, volleyball and streetball. last_img read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day, 2016

first_img June 27, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day, 2016 Proclamations Governor Wolf Proclamation — Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day, 2016 by Governor Tom Wolflast_img

Wednesday people roundup [updated]

first_imgEsko Energy Partners, Natixis Global Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, Delta Lloyd Life, AEW Europe, Ashmore Group, Baring Asset Management, Morningstar Investment Management Europe, Manulife Asset Management, BNY Mellon, James Hambro & Partners, CF Partners, AXA Investment ManagersEsko Energy Partners – Carsten Eckery is to join Esko as a new partner and speaker of the board in January 2014. After holding positions as managing director at HypoVereinsbank Group, Allianz Global Investors Group and most recently as chief executive at KGAL, Eckert will join the existing partners in their new venture specialising on energy infrastructure for institutional investors. He will also remain on the supervisory boards of several other companies.Natixis Global Asset Management – Alex Wharton has been appointed a manager in the UK institutional business development team, while Fred McNeill has been appointed a manager in the UK consultant relationships team. Wharton joins from Capita Employee Benefits, where he was a business development manager. Before then, he spent more than 10 years at the Financial Times Group. McNeill joins from Neptune Investment Management, where he was a manager for its institutional business team. Before then, he worked at UBS Global Asset Management.State Street Global Advisors – Susan Raynes has been appointed to the newly created role of global head of consultant relations. She will be responsible for SSgA’s consultant relationships globally. In her former role as head of SSgA UK, Middle East and Africa, she was responsible for the UK intermediary, defined contribution and defined benefit teams. Before then, she managed SSgA’s San Francisco office with a focus on some of the largest US consultants and public funds. Before joining SSgA in 1996, she was director of marketing at Cambridge Associates. Delta Lloyd Life – Christel Droogmans has been appointed head of sales, marketing and product development, as well as a member of the board committee, as of 1 January. In her new role, she will be responsible for pension solutions. Currently, Droogmans is national head of lending and professional customers at ING Belgium, responsible for the development and implementation of the cross-channel sales strategy.AEW Europe – Raphael Brault has been appointed head of separate accounts and funds in Paris. He will also be a member of the investment and executive committees. Jean Lavieille, deputy CIO, will be retiring during 2014 but will continue as a senior adviser and member of the investment committee thereafter. Brault joins from Acofi-Alms, where he launched the firm’s debt fund platform, and, prior to this, spent 12 years with Morgan Stanley in Paris.Ashmore Group – Graeme Dell has stepped down from the board of directors to pursue other business opportunities. He will remain employed by the group until 30 April 2014 to enable an orderly handover of his responsibilities. Tom Shippey, currently Ashmore’s head of corporate development, has been appointed group finance director and has joined the board to succeed Dell, pending regulator approval.Baring Asset Management – Barings, Babson Capital and OFI Global Asset Management have announced the appointment of Gary Smith as head of sovereign wealth funds and official institutions, effective immediately. In a newly created role, Smith will work across the distribution networks of the affiliated firms of Barings, Babson and OFI. He joins from BNP Paribas Investment Partners, where he was global head of official institutions. Before then, he worked at BNP Paribas Group, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Greenwell Montagu.Morningstar Investment Management Europe – Simon Ewan has been appointed managing director. He will lead operations, client management, marketing and business development for Morningstar’s investment management and consulting operations in the UK and EMEA. He joins from MSCI in London, where he was executive director and head of EMEAI Asset Owners and Consultants. Before then, he was global head of sales at Hermes Fund Managers.Manulife Asset Management – James Wheeler has been appointed head of institutional sales for the EMEA region. He joins from Legal & General Investment Management in London, where he was a senior client sales and relationship manager focusing on European institutional clients. Before then, he worked with International Financial Data Services and the Royal Bank of Scotland.BNY Mellon – Lars Hella has been appointed head of depotbank services in Germany. He joined BNY Mellon’s German branch in July and moves into his new role from the global securities operations area. He has previously held positions with the German consulting firm itechx, CACEIS and State Street.James Hambro & Partners – Simon Brookes has been appointed a director at the private asset management partnership, which advises and manages assets on behalf of private clients and charities. Brookes was previously at Towry, where he looked after a wide portfolio of private clients for six years. CF Partners – The advisory, trading and investments firm in renewables and energy has appointed Chris Sherlock as COO. He joins from Adelante Asset Management, where he was a director and COO. In 2005, he helped to established Fenician Capital Management, where he served as partner and COO.AXA Investment Managers – John Porter has been appointed global head of fixed income, replacing Theodora Zemek, who has decided to leave the company. He will also become a member of AXA IM’s management board.last_img read more

Construction Starts on Amador Cruise Port

first_imgThe Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) held a kick-off ceremony for the construction of the new Amador Cruise Port on October 18.A complete new cruise terminal at the Pacific side of Panama will be built over the next 18 months, Jan De Nul informed.The design and construction of the Amador cruise terminal, at Perico Island, was awarded by the AMP to the consortium Cruceros del Pacifico, integrated by Jan De Nul Panama SA and China Harbour Engineering Company.As explained, this new cruise terminal will have two docks in which two cruise ships with a capacity of up to five thousand passengers each – Oasis class vessels – can berth simultaneously.“This infrastructure project is key to boost Panama’s economic development,” Juan Carlos Varela, President of the Republic of Panama, pointed out.As a member of the consortium Cruceros del Pacifico, Jan De Nul Panama SA will take care of all dredging and land reclamation works as required for the construction and operation of the terminal. This includes dredging the berth pocket, turning basin and access channel. A trailing suction hopper dredger will also be deployed to dredge and transport sand from a borrow area and reclaim an area of 8.3 hectares for the construction of all land-based facilities.last_img read more

Denver Lee Lauber, 82, Holton

first_imgDenver Lee Lauber, of Holton, known by his friends as “Lefty”, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:10pm at the age of 82. He was born December 31, 1935 on the farm where he lived his entire life. He was the son of Dennis and Madeline Daugherty Lauber. He was married to Betty Ross on June 19, 1954. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, his four children; Garry (Marcia) Lauber of Plymouth, Barry (Cynthia) Lauber of Holton, Deborah (Terry) Baker of Loveland, Colorado, and Steve (Mindy) Lauber of Dillsboro; 8 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Merlin Lauber. Denver was a 1953 graduate of Holton High School where he played on the Warhorse basketball team. His occupation was farming, but there were many jobs over his career which included mail carrier and township assessor. Denver was a lifelong member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and served on the South Ripley School Board. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Choate officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery immediately following the service. Visitation will be on Friday, March 2nd from 4pm to 8pm at the Hopewell Baptist Church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund or the Hopewell Cemetery Association in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

Wade set to join Lions squad

first_img The Wasps wing, who made his Test debut in a 32-3 victory over the Pumas in Salta last weekend, is set to be the third England player to be summoned to Australia after Alex Corbisiero and Billy Twelvetrees. The Lions have concerns over the fitness of wing George North, who has a tight hamstring, while centre Jamie Roberts suffered a leg injury in their victory over the NSW Waratahs. Christian Wade is understood to have been called up by the British and Irish Lions and withdrawn from the England side to play Argentina in Buenos Aires. Press Associationlast_img read more

Pellegrini ‘can plug Kompany gap’

first_img City’s defence has been one of their weaknesses all season and they looked particularly vulnerable when Kompany endured an injury-hit first three months of the campaign. But Pellegrini said of the Belgian: “He is the captain of the team, he is a very important player but we have had so many injuries during the whole year from different players and always we have managed to play well. “I am sure the players who will play instead of Vincent will play well.” Pellegrini also admits to having fitness concerns about Nastasic, who has missed the last eight games in all competitions with a knee injury and has been out much longer than initially anticipated. The Chilean said: “He continues with some pain in his knee. He has at least a couple more weeks to recover. “Of course we are concerned because the doctor doesn’t know what happened with him. He made all the exams that he needs but we don’t know what happened with him. “We are taking other opinions. The doctor is in charge of that. “The player feels a pain inside the knee but nobody knows what the pain is.” City have a tough week ahead, with the Fulham clash followed by the derby at champions Manchester United next Tuesday and then a trip to title rivals Arsenal. Pellegrini’s men also have a trip to Liverpool, another side in the title race, to come. Yet for now his only focus is bottom side Fulham and what he believes could be a tricky contest. He said: “I think it is just a very tough game. All the teams in the last position – not only in the relegation positions but in the last position in the table in the second round (of fixtures) – try to add points everywhere. “A team like Fulham are used to defending and with Felix Magath – he always plays his teams with a lot of intensity – I am sure we need to work very hard during the 95 minutes if we want to win. “That is why we start a very important week, but the most important game in this week is Fulham. “I am talking to the players, trying to convince all of them it is always a difficult game. “Maybe for important games, with the most important teams, the motivation is alone – you don’t need to talk too much. “But in these kind of games, it is very important to play from the beginning as a final.” Fulham winger Ashkan Dejagah has been ruled out with a muscle problem. Striker Kostas Mitroglou is missing with a knee problem sustained last week but is expected to return against Everton on March 30. Midfielder Scott Parker remains in the treatment room with his knee injury, while winger Damien Duff is out for the rest of the season, also because of a knee issue. Fulham are four points adrift of safety with eight matches remaining, their victory over Newcastle a first Premier League win since January 14 against Norwich. Magath insists the Cottagers can return from Manchester with some reward, but refuses to set a points target for survival. “I don’t count points because I have no influence on what the other teams will do. I don’t care, I only look at the next game,” he said. “I’m looking to take a point at Man City, so we’ll see. We want to win our home games and we did well against Newcastle. “We’re developing step by step and I was very satisfied with the game against Newcastle over 90 minutes because we didn’t concede. “There is always a chance, even in difficult games like Manchester City. Now we know that we must not concede. We can defend very well. “If we make it difficult for Man City to score, we’ll have a chance to score for ourselves. I hope we’ll create more chances.” City’s influential captain is suspended for the visit of struggling Fulham in the Barclays Premier League after his sending off at Hull last Saturday. With Matija Nastasic nursing a knee injury, that could mean the much-maligned Martin Demichelis and Joleon Lescott, who endured a torrid time at Barcelona last week, are again partnered at the back. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident his defence will stand up to the test in the absence of captain Vincent Kompany this weekend. Press Associationlast_img read more

Monk: Gomis tribute a nice touch

first_img Press Association “I thought that was a really nice touch,” Monk said after the Barclays Premier League spoils were shared. “He is very passionate about his country and where he is from and that showed in his celebration and why he got the flag.” Gomis was deputising for top scorer Bony, who is away on international duty with the Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and on the verge of completing a £30million move to Premier League champions Manchester City. The 29-year-old has himself been linked with a move away in the January transfer window after failing to secure a regular first-team place at Swansea since his summer move from Lyon, but Monk insists Gomis is very much part of his plans. “I brought Bafi in the summer and he has worked very well,” Monk said. “He has been frustrated with his game time but the games he has played he has shown his quality. “Now he has the perfect run and you saw against West Ham the quality he has, and in the coming weeks he will be an even better player. “I would give him the goal, it was a great delivery in and a fantastic header which created the situation. “He deserved it for his sheer work. He covered every blade of grass and was determined to help the team. “West Ham always make it a hard game physically but apart from 10 minutes in the first half I thought we controlled the game. “We made the substitutions which gave us a bit more cutting edge and managed to get the well deserved goal.” West Ham assistant Neil McDonald stood in for Sam Allardyce as the Hammers manager was unable to travel to South Wales due to a chest infection. But McDonald revealed that Allardyce had watched the game at home and was in constant contact with the West Ham coaching staff. “He watched the stream on a computer and gave us some tips on the phone,” McDonald said. “He has taken time off to recover and he should be fine for next week.” McDonald felt West Ham deserved more than a point after taking the lead through Andy Carroll’s superb 43rd-minute strike and going close several times in the last 10 minutes following Gomis’ equaliser. “I think we should have won as we created some really good chances,” McDonald said. “Andy’s goal set us up and it was a very pleasing goal because we have worked on his movement in the box. “The first touch was great, he showed fast feet to get half a yard and he sticks it in. “People think he is just a lump but he has more to his game. He has great touch and is a goalscorer with his head or feet.” Gomis rose highest at a 74th-minute corner with his header striking a post and going in off Hammers captain Kevin Nolan for what will probably go down as an own goal. But Gomis wheeled away in delight and ran to the Swansea bench where he was handed a French flag, holding it aloft in respect of the 17 people who lost their lives in the Paris terrorist attacks this week. Swansea manager Garry Monk praised Bafetimbi Gomis for his goal celebration after he rescued a point for his side in a 1-1 home draw with West Ham.last_img read more