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Urban tourism: education on the development of destination continental tourism

first_imgThe project holder is the Development Agency of the City of Slavonski Brod, and the partners are the Regional Development Agency Panonreg from Subotica, the Tourist Cluster Fund of the Subotica Palić microregion from Subotica and the Tourist Cluster “Slavonian Basket” from Slavonski Brod. As part of the project entitled “Explore CRO-SRB – Extraordinary Pleasure of Our Region – Common gastro, eco & recreation routes of Croatia & Serbia” is co-financed under the Interreg IPA CBC Cross-border Cooperation Program Croatia-Serbia 2014-2020, is held educational lecture as well as presentation of gastro, eco and recreational tours. Education will take place 14.07.2019/XNUMX/XNUMX in Čepin (Black Pig Restaurant) starting at 11.00. Participation in trainings free of charge with mandatory online registration via the following form or link The aim of the project is to bring the gastro, eco and recreational offer of Eastern Croatia and Northern Bačka closer to the guests and go beyond the standard menu. Designed educational lectures are aimed at greater efficiency of the tourism sector, introducing tourism workers to the latest technologies and trends and improving their business. All visitors will have the opportunity to hear examples from practice on the spot, but also to create new contacts from tourist areas.last_img read more

Jokowi establishes FIFA U-20 World Cup organizing committee to expedite preparations

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has established the FIFA U-20 World Cup Organizing Committee (INAFOC) for the  2021 U-20 Soccer World Cup, which Indonesia will host for the first time.The establishment of the national committee is stipulated in Presidential Decree No.19/2020 issued by the President on Tuesday.The INAFOC comprises two divisions, namely the directing/steering committee led by Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy and the organizing committee chaired by Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali.Jokowi also appointed Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono as the head of the facilities and infrastructure division and Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) chief M. Iriawan as the achievement department head of the national soccer team.Besides the decree, Jokowi also issued on Tuesday Presidential Instruction No.8/2020 urging relevant ministries and other government institutions to accelerate preparations for the 2021 U-20 Soccer World Cup.”I hope with the issuance of the presidential instruction, our preparations would go smoother,” Zainudin said on Thursday as reported by also: FIFA approves six stadiums in Java, Bali for U-20 World Cup”We will start very soon. I’ll survey the venues in the near future,” he added.The U-20 soccer World Cup is to be held from May 20 to June 12 next year in six provinces across Indonesia.Six stadiums will be used as venues to host the matches, namely Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Manahan Stadium in Surakarta, Central Java; Bung Tomo Stadium in Surabaya, East Java; and Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium in Gianyar, Bali; Sriwijaya Stadium in Palembang; South Sumatra and Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung, West Java.President Jokowi has ordered for the venues to be renovated prior to the three-week competition. He also requested that several other stadiums in the six provinces be renovated as well to be used as training grounds for participants.Zainudin signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding with the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, Doni Monardo, to ensure the event was carried out in accordance with the health protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.He said FIFA had not yet informed of any changes to the schedule for the U-20 World Cup but asserted that Indonesia would be prepared nonetheless. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Trump to name new FERC members

first_imgThe United States president, Donald Trump intends to nominate new members to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). According to the statement from the White House, Trump intends to name Neil Chatterjee of Kentucky to be a member of FERC for the term expiring June 30, 2021.Chatterjee is energy policy advisor to United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.Prior to serving McConnell, he worked as a principal in government relations for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and as an aide to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce of Ohio. He began his career in Washington, DC, with the House Committee on Ways and Means.In addition, Trump also plans to name Robert Powelson of Pennsylvania to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2020.Powelson has served as a commissioner on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) since 2008. He was first nominated to the PUC on June 19, 2008, by governor Edward G. Rendell and appointed chairman by governor Tom Corbett in 2011.Currently, Powelson serves as the president of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) based in Washington, DC. He also serves on the Electric Power Research Institute Advisory Board (EPRI) as well as the Drexel University Board of Trustees.From 1994 to 2008, Powelson served as the president and CEO of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry based in Malvern, PA. In 2005, he was selected by the Eisenhower Presidential Fellow to be a United States fellow in Singapore and Australia.last_img read more

Cannabis Legalisation Is ‘Appropriating Issues Of Systemic Injustice For Personal Gain Profit’

first_imgMedia Release SayNopeToDope NZ 12 August 2020A social justice advocate from Washington DC says that the idea that legalising cannabis is going to deal with systemic injustices and inequalities is naive at best if not outright appropriating issues of systemic injustice for personal gain and personal profit.The SayNopeToDope Campaign hosted a Facebook event today with interviews of three international experts on cannabis legalisation.Author, consultant, advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations including Barack Obama, and assistant professor, Kevin Sabet, Ph.D., has studied, researched, written about, and implemented drug policy for more than 20 years. He is currently the President and CEO of SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana).Professor Mary Cannon is a Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Youth Mental Health in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), and Will Jones III is a Communications and Outreach Associate at Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and Social Justice advocate.From her research, which includes involvement in the Dunedin longitudinal study, Professor Cannon warned that cannabis is strongly associated with psychotic symptoms and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. In fact, cannabis use is now the most powerful single environmental risk factor for psychotic disorder. Recent studies from Europe have examined the risks associated with high-potency cannabis (defined as greater than 10 per cent THC) and have found that daily users of high potency cannabis have a nine-fold increased risk of developing schizophrenia or another clinical psychotic disorder. But this “psychotogenic” effect is not confined to adolescent-onset cannabis use and appears more linked to frequency of use. In addition, it is not confined to people with a history of psychotic disorder in their family (although they are at high risk and should avoid cannabis).She concludes that the failure of governments worldwide to control alcohol harms shows that once an addictive substance is legalised and freely available, public health takes a second place to profit.WATCH THE FULL PRESENTATIONlast_img read more

Ouch! How Do Guys Deal With Rejection?

first_img Share Not well, says a recently dumped Jake—not well at all. Allow him to explain the six stages of male-ego grief. (And forgive him if a couple of them involve alcohol.)I take out my phone. I stare at it. I put it back in my pocket. Take it out again. I think for a second. I start texting. I hate myself a little as I hit send.If you think women are the only ones who text-obsess, you couldn’t be more wrong. Jake is supposed to know better. Jake does know better! But here I am, sitting with my dog, Piano (who tries to tell me gently, with his eyes, that I’m being pathetic), desperately texting a woman who probably won’t text me back.In short: J. is blowing me off. We had a few great dates (see my November column). We argued over favorite bands, laughed into the wee hours, fooled around a little. She hung around long enough for me to develop a monster crush. And then she got back with her ex. Thus began, for me, the six stages of rejected-dude grief.Stage 1: Denial What’s the first thing that all guys do after being dumped? We reject your rejection. How could J. not like me back? I’m reasonably hygienic, successful, loving, a proficient swimmer. So I indulge in creating elaborate excuses for J.’s radio silence, some involving a heavy work schedule and contagious illnesses. And I text her, because I assume one great message, with the right combination of warmth and cool insouciance, will convince her that I am the awesomest guy in the universe. Of course, by this point she’s moved on, and nothing I say will change that. I’m Myspace, watching its users dwindle as Facebook conquers the planet and asking, “What if we add more features?”Stage 2: Drinking After rejection, I like to take a nice long run…to my local bar. I surround myself with drinking buddies, who say upbeat things like “She’s an idiot,” “I hope she gets hit by a bus” and “She doesn’t know what she’s missing; you’re a great swimmer.” Their critiques ring hollow because I still like her; flattering me doesn’t help because I don’t like myself at the moment. Still, I keep cheers-ing out of politeness and then make out with someone under an overpass. Later, I throw up.Stage 3: Calling in the FWBs The makeout gives me an idea: Sex is the answer! I turn off my feelings for J. like a light switch, pull out my little black iPhone and start contacting my friends with benefits (FWBs), like the art history student who doesn’t believe in monogamy and Klepto Hipster Girl (she’s cute, and I have too many stereo speakers anyway). Additional symptoms of this stage include watching too much porn.Stage 4: The (Theoretical) Big Life Change This is when I say to myself, I’m done with love. I’m going to ride the Trans-Siberian Railway and post it on my Tumblr. This stage may include a visit to med school websites and a rereading of Into the Wild. I dream about transforming myself—mainly, if I’m being honest, into someone J. would want. Eventually I put down the Marine Corps pamphlet and remember that no heroic deed will make J. love me.Stage 5: More Drinking Do you know how many glasses of wine you can drink and still complete half of a Spin class? The answer is six. Six glasses.Stage 6: Acceptance Around the time I resolve to ease up on the booze—usually after my boss asks if I’m OK—I realize that J. has moved on and I should too. Slowly, as I trade in hookups and junk food for (sober) exercise and hard work, I see that J. wasn’t right for me, nor I for her. Because now that I think about it, she took herself too seriously. And My Morning Jacket as a favorite band? No. Then I get back on the horse (well, OK Cupid) and try again.So what does all this mean to you? It means that just because a man doesn’t appear to be reeling from a breakup doesn’t mean he isn’t. He’s just going through his own, very male process. And if the new guy you’re dating guzzles martinis and starts multiple sentences with “my ex,” you may be part of stage 3; behave JakeMSN Love Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 122 Views   no discussions LifestyleRelationships Ouch! How Do Guys Deal With Rejection? by: – February 1, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

Cuba Cited as Good Example for Disabled Care

first_img Share LifestyleNewsRegional Cuba Cited as Good Example for Disabled Care by: – December 11, 2019 Sharing is caring! (Prensa Latina)- The Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations for Disability in Ecuador says Cuba today is an example to the world for its political commitment to caring for people with disabilities.President of the Federation, Dr Patricia Mena highlighted Cuba’s efforts in this field which she says are in line with the provisions of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, to which the Caribbean nation is signatory.She says the visibility of people with disabilities in Cuba is significant, with different programs and events held, including the recently concluded scientific conference on disability and public health in early December.Dr. Mena also stressed that Cuba has proved to be extremely strong, sensitive and equitable as seen in its constant efforts aimed at caring for those most in need despite the limited resources and technologies due to the us economic and financial blockade.The expert highlighted the international need to promote positive language and inclusive communication, because ‘disability should not be considered a synonym of disease; it is a condition, a circumstance in which a person finds themselves, therefore they are people with disabilities.’In Cuba,  449,319  people are registered as having a disability, representing 4% of the current population. 50 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Voting continues for Safe Passage Grant opportunity

first_imgBatesville, IN—Safe Passage, Inc. still needs your votes! The non-profit is a nationwide finalist for a state farm neighboorhood $25,000 grant to help expand their prevention programming into rural areas.The mission of Safe Passage is to provide help, healing and hope to build a community free of domestic and sexual violence.Visit our website, and click on the store in local news to find the link to vote! Click here to vote!last_img

ICC World Cup England vs Afghanistan Dream 11 team combination, captain, vice-captain pick

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: England will look to get the combination right when they take on the low-ranked but spirited Afghanistan in their bid to get closer to a semi-final berth at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. The match between England and Afghanistan could be your chance to win big in Dream 11 Fantasy League. England is going through a spell of dream form and they are expected to do what no other team can think of doing at the moment – 500 ODI total. Can that come today? Yes off course if they bat first. The more the score, the more the chances of winning – that has been the rule of fantasy cricket leagues.So below is one of the best England vs Afghanistan Dream 11 team combination based on states, pitch report and current form of players.England Probable XI: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood/Moeen Ali, Adil RashidHazratullahAfghanistan Probable XI: Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib (capt), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (WK), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid HassanENG vs Afghanistan Dream 11 teamWicket Keeper: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (Captain)Batsmen: Zazai, James Vince, Joe Root (Vice-Captain)All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes, Ben StokesBowlers: Rashid Khan, Jofra Archer, Aftab Alam last_img read more

The Latest: Bills send their rookies home

first_imgThe team sent season ticket holders an e-mail offering them options. They can opt in for the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets for a limited number of games and will have the first chance to purchase those tickets, though they could be in different locations from their normal seats. They also could decline to buy single-game tickets for the 2020 season but “will still retain tenure, seat location and associated benefits for the 2021 season and beyond.”Any season ticket holders who have paid their invoice fee will have the option to apply the credit to future ticket purchases or receive a refund.The Cowboys also said any fans who purchased single-game tickets from an official NFL licensed channel for games this season will be receiving communication from the point of purchase regarding cancellations of tickets and how to obtain a credit or refund.___ Defensive backs Siran Neal and Dane Jackson both tested positive Thursday, upping the team’s total to five since rookies reported on July 21. Neal is a second-year player and Jackson is a rookie seventh-round draft pick.The Bills said the decision to send players home was made as “a disciplined, proactive and preventative approach” in a bid to eliminate additional cases.The Bills did not provide a timeline as to how long rookies would continue working remotely.Undrafted rookie defensive back Ike Brown was placed on the team’s reserve/Covid-19 list Monday, followed by defensive tackle Vincent Taylor and receiver Duke Williams on Wednesday.— AP Sports Writer John Wawrow. The sideline area college football teams use to congregate will be extended by 20 yards this season and only one captain from each team will be permitted to participate in the pregame or overtime coin toss. NCAA playing rules oversight committee announced alterations in football and other sports to accommodate for COVID-19 concerns this coming season.The team sideline area currently extends from one 25-yard line to another. Those areas will now span from 15 to 15. Currently, as many as four team captains can participate in the coin toss. That has been reduced to one and only two officials will be allowed to participate.In soccer, the penalty for spitting at an opponent has been increased from an ejection and one-game suspension to an ejection and two-game suspension. In volleyball, teams will not switch benches during a match.___ July 30, 2020 New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the number is now 15 and noted that even smaller gatherings can lead to positive tests.Rutgers halted all in-person team activities and quarantined the entire program this past weekend after learning six people associated with the program had tested positive. The Big Ten Conference member had previously reported four positive tests since returning to campus on June 15.___Sevilla says no other players have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of its Europa League match against Roma. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Buffalo Bills became the NFL’s first team to send their rookies home and hold training camp remotely after two more players tested positive for COVID-19. Associated Press Cleveland Browns punter Jamie Gillan has been placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list, which means he’s either tested positive for the virus or been in close contact with an infected person.Gillan is the third player placed on the list, joining running back Dontrell Hilliard and safety Jovante Moffatt.The Browns signed Gillan as an undrafted free agent before training camp last season and the 23-year-old became a fan favorite with his long air and thick Scottish accent. He wore a kilt to Cleveland’s final home game last season.Gillan set a club single-season record by averaging 41.6 net yards per kick in 2019 as a rookie. He also placed 28 punts inside the 20.___ The San Francisco 49ers have placed backup running back Jeff Wilson Jr. on the new reserve/COIVD-19 list.The list is being used for any player who tests positive for the coronavirus or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with someone who has been infected.Wilson is the second player the Niners have placed on the list. Receiver Richie James Jr. was placed on it earlier in the week.Wilson had 27 carries for 105 yards and four TDs last season.___ The Latest: Bills send their rookies homecenter_img ___Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is concerned about his club traveling to face Barcelona in the Champions League amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases in Spain.De Laurentiis says “I hear a lot of perplexity and fear coming from Spain and they’re acting like nothing is wrong. What does it take to say, ‘Don’t go to Barcelona but rather go to Portugal, Germany or Geneva?’”The Barcelona-Napoli game is scheduled for Aug. 8. The first leg of the round-of-16 encounter finished 1-1 in Naples in February. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals in Lisbon, Portugal.The Napoli president says “if they’ve decided to play the Champions League in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany, I think we can go to Portugal or Germany for the round of 16. I don’t understand why it should stay in a city that has a really critical situation.” The Spanish club announced on Wednesday that Serbian player Nemanja Gudelj tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated from the rest of the squad.Sevilla says players and club employees were tested again and no positive results were reported.The club says training will resume with individual sessions.Players and employees will continue to be tested before the team’s trip to Germany for the match.The round-of-16 game is scheduled to be played on Aug. 6. The team plans to travel on Tuesday. Georgia Tech has moved this season’s home game against Notre Dame to its campus stadium, citing uncertainty over scheduling because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Atlantic Coast Conference announced a new 11-game scheduling format that includes 10 conference games, with Notre Dame joining as a full-time member for the 2020 season.Georgia Tech was already set to play Notre Dame at Atlanta’s 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Nov. 14. While that game remains a part of the Yellow Jackets’ revised ACC schedule, the uncertainty over a playing date prompted the school to move the contest to its regular home venue, 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium.___Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says guards Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton won’t play Friday against the Boston Celtics after both players arrived late to Florida because they had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Budenholzer hasn’t announced a timeline for when either player could appear in a game. He says getting them at least a couple of five-on-five practice sessions and some three-on-three work will be important for their conditioning and developing a rhythm. Budenholzer says it’s a big hurdle to overcome when everybody else has already put in 10 to 14 days of work. ___Season tickets will not be available for Dallas Cowboys games this season.The Cowboys announced that due to NFL policies, government and CDC guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic, capacity at AT&T Stadium will be limited. The Phillies have received the results of Wednesday’s testing, and while no players tested positive for COVID-19 two staff members did test positive. One is a member of the coaching staff and one is a member of the home clubhouse staff. All activity at Citizens Bank Park has been canceled until further notice.___Rookie running back Malcolm Perry is among several Miami Dolphins players who have donated convalescent plasma after recovering from COVID-19. The plasma helps patients still fighting the virus.“Being able to give back to people who weren’t fortunate enough to react the same way you did to the virus and give back to the community was important,” the former Navy star said in a statement released Thursday by the team.People who have recovered from the coronavirus have developed antibodies to the virus that remain in the plasma portion of their blood. By transfusing plasma from a person who has recovered from COVID-19 into a patient still fighting the virus, it can boost their immune system and potentially help them recover.___There has been a spike in the number of Rutgers’ football players who have tested positive for COVID-19. ___The Las Vegas Raiders have placed backup running back Devontae Booker on the new reserve/COIVD-19 list.The list is being used for any player who tests positive for the coronavirus or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with someone who has been infected.Booker is the first player the Raiders have placed on the list.___ ___More AP sports: and read more

Syracuse erases 1-goal deficit after Bono’s blunder to defeat Penn State, advance to 3rd round of NCAA tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ For almost 14 minutes in the second half, Syracuse’s historic season was on the verge of ending because of a blunder from its all-conference goalkeeper.Alex Bono’s botched distribution found the feet of Penn State forward Connor Maloney, who was fouled by SU defender Tyler Hilliard and slotted the penalty kick dead center as Bono dove left to give the Nittany Lions a one-goal lead with half an hour left.But then the tide turned.“We looked up with 30 minutes, left and said, ‘Yeah, we’ve got this in the bag,’” SU defender Jordan Murrell said.The Orange pushed numbers forward and peppered PSU goalie Andrew Wolverton, who bent, but didn’t break. After multiple heroic saves from the PSU keeper, SU was finally able to break through.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLate goals from forward Emil Ekblom and right winger Oyvind Alseth pushed the hosts out in front and ninth-seeded Syracuse (16-3-1) squeaked out a 2-1 victory over Penn State (13-6-1) in the second round of the NCAA tournament in front of 1,213 fans at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.“All season long, when we’ve given up goals we’ve been really quick to get back on the front foot and try and go find our equalizer,” Bono said. “That’s how we’ve been all season and that’s how we’re going to keep being.”Temporarily being on the back foot was a far cry from how the game began, though. Syracuse assaulted the Penn State goal in the first half, as forward Alex Halis, midfielder Liam Callahan and Alseth all had point-blank chances denied by either the post or Wolverton’s fingertips.The head-in-hands position that Bono assumed after his error was the same one SU’s forwards and midfielders often had throughout the opening 45 minutes despite being on the front foot. Frustration reigned throughout the 11 players on the field and the fans in the bleachers, as the home contingent screamed substitution recommendations at McIntyre and at Alseth for not crossing the ball soon enough.Then Bono lost control of the ball after getting caught in between holding onto it and distributing to Hilliard. Maloney put the Nittany Lions ahead early in the second frame and the tension came to a peak.After Bono guessed incorrectly on the penalty kick, he grabbed his water bottle and threw it against the left post as water spurted out. The Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year stood with a blank stare, looking out at the field as his team prepared to kick off down one.“I was very calm,” McIntyre said sarcastically. “No, we were on top of the game at the time and then it was kind of a flukey play and all of a sudden they’ve got a penalty kick.”Syracuse rarely conceded first before Sunday, and would be tasked with climbing out of a hole for only the fourth time this season.When Alseth threaded a perfect through ball to Ekblom on the right edge of the box and the sophomore slotted it bottom left, that was the first step.“It felt like the world got lifted off my shoulders for a second,” Bono said.Then when an intended cross off the foot of Alseth was muffed by Wolverton and ended up over the line, Syracuse was no longer desperate. Instead, elated.Alseth said it wasn’t meant to be a shot, and that he just got lucky.But on a day when the Orange couldn’t convert routine opportunities, it had to be the benefactor of a stroke of chance.Said McIntyre: “You need a little bit of luck. We created our own luck tonight.” Comments Published on November 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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