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Tourist awards presented at the Days of Croatian Tourism

first_imgAs part of the traditional tourist event Days of Croatian Tourism, last night the first part of the awards of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in the categories for destinations of the year, attractions of the year, awards to the business sector (Tourist flower – quality for Croatia) and people in tourism “The process of creating a skilled workforce will be much more difficult and expensive than any investment in tourism infrastructure. But it is clear to all of us that this process must begin and that without quality people, there is no top tourist product. The best proof is today’s award winners, “Said the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovačević on the occasion of the first part of the 22nd Croatian Chamber of Commerce Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia and Croatian Tourist Board awards last night as part of the Croatian Tourism Days. October in Hvar.”When we would make a cross-section of this tourist year in football jargon, we played offensively, scored a lot of goals, there were mistakes in the defense, but in the end we got where we belong. We have created an advantage of a few percent in arrivals and overnight stays and I believe that such an advantage will also be in money, “Said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, with congratulations to all nominees and winners.”Tourism is not made up of titles or functions, but of people. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart to all the award winners in recognition of their efforts. Thank you for building Croatian tourism with your work,”Said the Mayor of the City of Hvar, Rikard Novak.Tourist awards (first evening)Photo: MintThe HGK Tourist Flower – Quality Awards for Croatia were awarded to the business sector on the basis of business performance indicators and quality indicators in a total of four categories according to the relevant subcategories: hotels, camps, DMK travel agencies and marinas and in three main categories: hostels, charter companies and spas / spa.It has been declared the most successful city break destination Zagreb, while the most successful destination for summer holiday tourism took the title Mali Losinj. The best destinations for health tourism have been declared Krapinske toplice, in Sutivan has been declared an authentic coastal destination. The most successful destination of rural tourism is Dalmatian Zagora, while Zagorje received the title of the most successful destination in continental Croatia.The Charter Company of the Year award was won by the company Cata Sailing from Trogir, won the Hostel of the Year award Boutique Hostel Forum in Zadar, while she won the award for Spa / Spa of the Year Thalassotherapy Opatija. He won the award for best glamping camp Arena One 99 Glamping, Pomer, while a special recognition for the camp with the most innovative accommodation offer was given to the camp Plitvice Holiday Resort, Rakovica. She received special recognition for the most innovative service Marina Punat, Punat, while in his hands Croatia Yachting from Split went a special recognition for the quality management system. The second part of the awards will be presented today, Thursday, October 25, for the top 10 in tourism, in the following categories: Cultural tourist attraction of the year, Tourist event of the year, Innovation in tourism of the year, Restaurant of the year, Tourist agency of the year, Marina of the year, Camp of the year, Hotel of the year, Tourist destination of the year and Anton Štifanić award for lifetime achievement and person of the year.See the list of all winners in the attachment.Attachment: Tourist awards (first evening)last_img read more

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Argentina and Mexico to produce AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

first_imgMexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said later on Twitter that the deal had been pushed by Fernandez and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. He said output of the vaccine could extend to 250 million doses.AstraZeneca, Britain’s second-largest drugmaker, has long operations in Argentina. The company signed a deal with the foundation of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim for production of the vaccine, which is expected to be delivered in the first half of 2021, pending Phase III studies and regulatory approvals.Mexico would provide more details on the agreement on Thursday, said Ebrard, who thanked the Slim foundation for financing production.Fernandez said the deal “gives Argentina the peace of mind of being able to have the vaccine when required and at a reasonable price.” Argentina and Mexico will produce the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for most of Latin America, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said on Wednesday after a meeting with company executives involved in the project.An agreement signed between British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the biotechnology company mAbxience of the INSUD Group includes transfer of technology to initially produce 150 million doses of the vaccine to supply all of Latin America with the exception of Brazil, the Argentine government said.”Latin American production will be handled in Argentina and Mexico and that will allow timely and efficient access for all countries in the region,” Fernandez said. Argentina, which has passed 5,000 coronavirus fatalities, posted a record daily number of COVID-19 infections on Wednesday with 7,663 new cases. There were more than 200 fatalities over the previous 24-hour period.”This will provide great relief in the future, but it is not a solution for the present,” added Fernandez, pointing to the growing numbers of infections and fatalities. center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Mandate roundup: Hampshire Pension Fund, RPMI Railpen, Northern Trust

first_imgThe fund is hoping to attract at least five managers to the three standalone tenders, with managers asked to submit all responses by 1 July.According to the fund’s most recent annual report, it had £175m in private equity holdings at the end of March 2014, a further £136m in hedge funds and an estimated £106m in infrastructure assets.In other news, Norwegian public broadcaster NRK is looking to launch a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme.The broadcaster currently maintains a defined benefit arrangement with DNB Livsforsikring, which has more than 4,000 active members but will launch a DC fund by the beginning of 2016.Any pension provider interested in acting as the DC scheme for NRK must have at least an A rating from Standard & Poor’s or an A3 rating from Moody’s, with at least three large Norwegian companies as clients at present.Interested parties have until 26 June to submit proposals.Lastly, RPMI Railpen has chosen Northern Trust as its provider of investment operation outsourcing.The in-house manager for the £21bn Railways Pension Scheme said the move was part of a shift towards the in-house management of assets, with Northern Trust selected to provide trade matching, derivative processing and active collateral management services. The UK’s £4.5bn (€5.4bn) Hampshire Pension Fund is to outsource its investments in hedge funds, private equity and infrastructure, accounting for just shy of 10% of all assets.In a tender notice, the local authority pension scheme said it wished to continue investing in the asset classes, but that it would pick one or more asset managers to oversee the portfolios rather than manage them internally.To this end, it is tendering three 10-year contracts worth a combined £30m to act as the fund’s infrastructure and hedge fund manager, as well as oversee its private equity and illiquid assets.  Although the contracts run for 10 years, Hampshire said it would review them after five years and consider whether it wished to maintain the relationship.last_img read more

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Enagás six-months profit boosted by Quintero LNG plant consolidation

first_imgImage courtesy of EnagásSpanish LNG terminal operator, Enagás reported a net profit of €269.1 million ($309.9 million) for the first six months of this financial year, up by 25.6 percent from the same period last year.This figure includes the accounting impact produced by the full consolidation of the Quintero LNG plant in Chile, included since January 2017, Enagás, adding that without the Quintero GNL impact, the company’s profit rose 1.6 percent to €217.6 million.In the first six months of the year, Enagás invested a net sum of €202 million in projects under way.Gas demandThe demand for natural gas in Spain grew by 6.5 percent in the first half of the year in relation to the same period last year.Industrial demand, which represents about 59 percent of the total, increased by 8.1%, in parallel with the positive evolution of the Spanish economy.Moreover, gas demand for the electricity sector increased by 19.8 percent owing to lower hydroelectricity and wind generation and greater demand for power. Consumption ofConsumption of gas for electricity generation reached 465 GWh on 21 June, the highest summer value since 2011, the result of the high temperatures recorded during the heat wave, and to lower wind power and hydroelectricity output, Enagás said.Demand for natural gas in Spain is expected to grow by about 3 percent by the end of the year. This forecast exceeds that of 2 percent announced in the first quarter.1 EUR = 1.15151 USDlast_img read more

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UN appeals for funds to relocate fleeing Burundians

first_imgThe UN is working at relocating civilians fleeing electoral tension in Burundi as the country prepares itself for elections in June.Civil unrest erupted in Burundi over the weekend after the ruling party overwhelmingly elected President Pierre Nkurunziza on Saturday as its candidate for the 26 June presidential election.Sources say at least six people have been killed in 2 days of violence that rocked the capital Bujumbura since Sunday as opposition supporters rejected the nomination of president Nkurunziza who will be seeking a  third term saying its unconstitutional.The humanitarian wing of the United Nations  is appealing for $11.6 million dollars to plan a response for the influx of people seeking refuge in neighboring countries.President Nkurunziza, who was elected by the ruling party CNDD-FDD with 88 per cent of the vote, has been in office for two terms since 2005, and a broad array of actors has warned that an attempt to seek a third term is unconstitutional and contrary to the spirit of the 2000 Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Burundi that ended a decade of civil war in the country.“There has been widespread intimidation and efforts to shut down media outlets, as well as intimidation and arrests of rights activists, notably Pierre Claver Mbonimpa,” OCHA said.Meanwhile, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda reported that as of Sunday, 20,408 Burundians had sought refuge in Rwanda over the past two weeks.UNHCR reports that together with the Government of Rwanda, they are working to relocate a total of 16,000 refugees from the two reception centres, Bugesera and Nyanza, to the new Mahama refugee camp by May.The number of refugees being relocated on a daily basis to the new camp is increasing due to the sharply rising rate of new arrivals (almost 3,000 individuals arriving daily as of 25 April, up from an average of 500 daily arrivals between 16-21 April), overwhelming the two reception centres. UNHCR, the Government and partners are planning for a continued high rate of influx.Meanwhile, UNHCR in Uvira, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reports that 4,000 Burundians have sought refuge in the DRC, while UNHCR in Tanzania – which has historically hosted hundreds of thousands of Burundian refugees – reports only 100 arrivals from Burundi thus far.The newly re-established Burundi Humanitarian Country Team has endorsed a contingency plan for the upcoming elections, requesting $11.6 million to respond to the needs of up to 50,000 people most likely to be affected within the first eight weeks of violence due to elections.OCHA has expressed fear that about 350,000 people could be in need of humanitarian assistance within the next 6 months. 2 days of protests in Burundi have caused tension in the country as it heads towards elections in Junelast_img read more

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Amokachi reacts to Nigeria’s 2022 W/Cup qualifying group

first_img The Gernot Rohr’ tutored- side  were drawn in Group C  alongside Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia on Tuesday, with Amokachi claiming that  Cape Verde and will surely pose considerable threat to Nigeria’s chances. Super Eagles legend Daniel Amokachi believes Nigeria’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying group can best be described as a tricky one.Advertisement Read Also: Mourinho mum on £20m rated Super Eagles target“As for the central Africans, with the talents they have; whether lesser or not, the can create very charge environment for teams.“But all in all with the quality we have as a team in the Super Eagles, if we do what is right we will not have any issues,” Amokachi summed up.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 ”Well, Nigeria is in a tricky group we know the exploit of the the Cape Verde, and also the Central African, these are two countries that are tricky to go and play football, Liberia, I think we can grab our maximum points there because.“I remember when I was assisting the late chief coach of the Super Eagles, Keshi, we went there played them and could be able to get our maximum points needed then,” Amokachi was quoted as saying to brila.net’s Mohammed Saliu.Speaking further, the ex-Eagles forward stressed, “Cape Verde can decide to make this year a phenomenal one and go all out and qualify with the help of the qualities from the Portuguese league.center_img Promoted Content10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Tarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Loading… last_img read more

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Cardinals Sweep Panthers In Hoops Action

first_imgThe St. Louis 7th Grade improved their record to 6 and 4 with a hard fought win over St. Lawrence 26 to 24. Miles scored 12, Ritter 6, Conway and Flaspohler each with 4. Meyer added 8 rebounds in the comeback win. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles.The St Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Basketball team pushed their record to 12-1 tonight by defeating St. Lawrence by a score of 44-21. The Cardinals will be back in action on Thursday night, December 13th, as they face the South Ripley Raiders at home with the 7th Grade contest tipping off at 6:00 PM followed by the 8th Grade game immediately following. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.last_img read more

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Kiss freshens things up

first_img Ireland beat the US Eagles by three points last weekend and the Australian is looking to freshen things up for Saturday’s clash at the BMO Field in Toronto, their last of the season. Andrew Trimble will win his 50th cap on the wing as he replaces Simon Zebo, who is with the Lions, while Felix Jones replaces Robbie Henshaw at full-back. Up front, Dave Kilcoyne drops to the bench with Tom Court starting at loosehead along with Richardt Strauss and Mike Ross. Devin Toner is joined by Dan Tuohy in the second row, while Leinster’s Kevin McLaughlin comes into the back-row alongside Tommy O’Donnell. Ian Madigan continues to lead the backline, edging Paddy Jackson out in a call that will provoke plenty of debate about the pecking order behind Jonny Sexton next season. He partners Isaac Boss at half-back. The stomach bug that affected 11 squad members has cleared and Kiss had a full squad to choose from. The coach says that while preparations are not ideal, he feels he has to freshen his side up. Kiss explained: “The preparation wasn’t ideal but those things happen on tour, particularly at the end of a season. Managing the resources at the back end is also very important, not only to freshen things up as you can see but to keep some of the spine in place to make sure we get some form of continuity.” Canada name their team on Friday morning as they continue to monitor a number of players nursing injuries from their meeting with Tonga last weekend. Ireland team: F Jones (Munster); F McFadden (Leinster), D Cave (Ulster), J Downey (Munster), A Trimble (Ulster); I Madigan (Leinster), I Boss (Leinster); T Court (Ulster), R Strauss (Leinster), M Ross (Leinster); D Tuohy (Ulster), D Toner (Leinster); K McLaughlin (Leinster), T O’Donnell (Munster), P O’Mahony (capt, Munster). Replacements: S Cronin (Leinster), D Kilcoyne (Munster), D Fitzpatrick (Ulster), M McCarthy (Connacht), C Henry (Ulster), P Marshall (Ulster), P Jackson (Ulster), R Henshaw (Connacht). Ireland coach Les Kiss has made seven changes to his team to face Canada with Munster’s James Downey making his debut at 32.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Van Gaal unhappy with sloppy United

first_img Argentinian duo Rojo and Di Maria looked dangerous down the left flank while Falcao, Van Persie and Wayne Rooney looked a devastating front three. But in defence, United’s concentration and marking was easily exposed by the Premier League newcomers. Eyebrows were raised when Van Gaal decided to not to spend any of his vast budget on a centre-half this summer, and it is easy to see why after this display. Chris Smalling, who came on for the injured Jonny Evans in the first half, was easily bullied by Leicester’s front three. Tyler Blackett, one of only three players to start every game for United this year, was sent off when he hacked down Vardy to hand Leicester their second penalty while Rafael was at fault for the first spot-kick when he barged over the former Fleetwood man. United lacked the energy to mount a comeback late on as Van Gaal was forced to withdraw Falcao and Di Maria through fatigue. “I had to change Falcao, not because he was bad – he played very well – but because I have to build (his fitness) up. That is my problem,” Van Gaal said. “Di Maria also had a problem.” Van Gaal refused to criticise referee Mark Clattenburg for awarding the penalty against Rafael even though the Brazilian was fouled by Vardy in the build up. “It was only 3-2 at the time, that was not a problem,” he said. “The problem was we did not keep ball possession.” Van Gaal, who is already without Phil Jones because of a hamstring tear, may now be without Evans for a while. The Northern Ireland centre-half left the stadium on crutches after injuring his foot in a tackle with Ulloa. “I don’t know how bad it is,” Van Gaal said. “We will see tomorrow, he will probably have a scan.” Van Gaal’s opposite number Nigel Pearson lauded his players after their historic win. The Leicester boss reserved special praise for Cambiasso, who starred on his first start since moving to the Midlands club on a free transfer from Inter Milan. Pearson said: “He had a very profound influence on the game. “It’s never easy for a player with such high expectations on him to come in against a side like Manchester United and run the show. “Before today he had played 45 minutes of competitive football for us. “He brings know-how, experience and quality.” Three years ago Vardy was playing his football in the Conference, but despite his amazing journey, he is in no mood to rest on his laurels. He said: ”It’s massive. Obviously, it’s not been an easy journey to come here, and now we are at the top, but it’s all about staying here now. ”We managed to get three points today and that moves us up the table a bit.” Louis van Gaal hit out at his Manchester United players after watching them crumble to an embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester. Jamie Vardy and Estebian Cambiasso found the net after some terrible defending while David Nugent and Ulloa also scored penalties to seal the Foxes’ first home win over the Red Devils in 29 years. After enjoying such a comprehensive win over QPR last week, Van Gaal found the defeat at the King Power Stadium hard to take. “We start last match against QPR very good with a new team, new players and then we played very well here, but we gave the game away,” the United manager said. “Leicester had five shots on goal, and that was it. “These five goals were existing because we made errors in ball possession. “We created a lot of chances and made superb goals but you have to do that over 90 minutes, not 60 minutes. It was not enough today. “You have to kill the game and we didn’t do that.” At times in the first half, United were simply irresistible. United raced into a 3-1 lead thanks to goals from Robin van Persie, Ander Herrera and Angel di Maria, who chipped Kasper Schmeichel with a delightful goal in the 16th minute before Leonardo Ulloa banged in a header. Marcos Rojo missed a clear header from four yards and full debutant Radamel Falcao struck the bar, but Van Gaal’s team then went to pieces. Press Associationlast_img read more

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