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Representatives of leading French tour operators, agencies and media in Croatia

first_imgCover photo: Pexels.com Danijela Mihalić Đurica, Director of the CNTB Representation in France, emphasized that this is an extremely important project for further raising the visibility of the Croatian tourist offer on the potent French emitting market. “During the trip, numerous activities are planned, which include getting to know the cultural, gastronomic and natural sights of the three regions that have significant potential for further development in the French market. This is also a great opportunity to consider further expanding the production and offerings of key French tourism stakeholders participating in this trip.”, concluded Mihalić Đurica.  RELATED NEWS: In the period from 22 to 24 May, as part of the journalists’ study trip, Rijeka and Zagreb will be visited by 12 influential French journalists from the media such as TV5 monde, Luxe magazine, Désirs de Voyages, Le JDD (Journal du dimanche), Grazia, Le Parisien, Notre Temps, Nous doux et al.  12 French journalists will visit Rijeka and Zagreb The trip to Croatia lasts until May 19, and the program includes a tour of the regions of Zagreb, Istria and Kvarner. DIRECTORS OF CNTB REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES ABROAD FORECAST THE STATE OF BOOKING FOR THIS SEASON It is a journey in which the latest edition of the popular French guide will be promoted Hatchet for Croatia, which has been out of print these days. It is the leader in the French guide market as Hachette editions participate with 40 percent in the sales of all guides in the French market.  “We are extremely glad that Croatia has the opportunity to host this trip, which, we are sure, will further sensitize key decision makers of the French tourism sector on the comparative advantages of Croatian tourism. The goal of the trip is to further position Croatia as an attractive year-round destination, but also to promote those destinations and regions that French travel lovers are just discovering.”, said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić. The guide will also contain all the other most important cultural sights of Croatia, since according to research, the cultural offer is one of the main motives for French travel.   The travel program includes representatives of 23 French tourism entities, ie representatives of key tour operators and agencies, including Resaneo, Selectour, Bourse des Vols, Bleu Voyages, TUI, Galerie Lafayette Voyages, Top of Travel, Travel Europe, Cediv, Misterfly, Thalasso N ° 1, Phoenix Voyages & MICE, FCM Travel Solutions, Linea Voyages and others. The Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the French tourist portal TourMag, the most important and largest specialized B2B portal, is implementing the 15th traditional travel project of the owners and presidents of the largest French distribution networks, travel organizers and agencies.  The CNTB points out that in order to better organize the promotion of Croatia as a destination dedicated to a special edition of this popular French guide, the travel program is defined in accordance with the suggestions in the guide, so Zagreb and Rijeka will be presented as attractive destinations. rich offers of cultural tourism, especially Rijeka in the context of the ECOC 2020 project. last_img read more

Aquamarine to Upgrade Ocean Valiant

first_imgAquamarine Subsea Solutions has been awarded a contract to upgrade Diamond Offshore’s 18-¾” 15M subsea stack for the Ocean Valiant semi-submersible, currently operating in the North Sea.Aquamarine will supply engineering design, fabrication, and assembly and test to upgrade the stack to accommodate five cavities, including the choke and kill flex loop and capture spool.The work will be carried out at Aquamarines’ Houston, Texas facility.last_img

Negros bus firm seeks police’s help to enforce social distancing

first_imgSeballos also appeal to local officials of the respective LGUs, where the Ceres bus terminals. Seballos explained that they have rules and regulation being implemented and part of it is the wearing of face mask and social distancing aside from that they have manifesto, wherein each of the passengers will write their names before boarding the bus for contact tracing in case there will be Covid-19 case passenger. Photos showing the number of people who flocked to the terminals went viral online where social distancing and crowd control were not observed.Jade Seballos, media relations officer of VTI, said they will coordinate and ask the assistance of the police to help them enforce health protocols under the directive of by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, extending the duration of the general community quarantine (GCQ) in the province until May 31. The company also limits the number of passengers due to social distancing inside the bus. The national Inter-Agency Task Force on emerging and infectious diseases classified Negros Occidental as low risk and recommended GCQ, thereby allowing the gradual opening of offices, business establishments and transportation services./PNcenter_img This was following the influx of the passengers at the Ceres Terminals yesterday; the first day after the VTI resumed their operation in several areas in the province.  “The management made an appeal to the Philippine National Police and the LGUs because even they have security guards deployed in the respective terminal, most of the passengers did not observed,” she said. BACOLOD City – Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), operator of Ceres buses, is appealing to the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOCPPO) and all the local government units (LGUs) to help enforce of the social distancing at terminals situated in several areas of the province.last_img read more

Police Looking For Female Hit-And-Run Driver

first_imgPolice are seeking information that could lead to identifying the driver in a hit-and-run incident in Cross Plains.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an accident resulting in property damage at the intersection of State Road 129 and Country Road 900 on Sunday afternoon.Police believe a female driver of a light tan older model Jeep Cherokee with tinted windows attempted to turn onto County Road 900 South when the vehicle left the roadway.The vehicle crashed into a 2006 Pontiac GT which was parked in the driveway.“Heavy damage to the parked vehicle occurred at that time,” said Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills.The driver of the Cherokee continued to flee the scene but not before striking a stop sign with the rear of the vehicle. Police say the driver went north on State Road 129 following the incident.Police believe there was a male passenger in the vehicle as well.Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office at 812-689-5558, or any law enforcement agency. Tips can be left anonymously.last_img read more

Twisters Defeat Bulldogs In Boys Soccer

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Boys Soccer team beat Centerville last night 3-2.Last regular season game of the year for three seniors Luke Weisenbach, Tanner Alley and Aaron Huber at the grave yard. OA started out quick scoring the first 3 goals of the game. But give credit to Centerville as they scored the next 2 goals to make a tight game of it. Final score 3-2 in favor of OA.Luke Weisenbach got us on the board early on a favorable bounce as he launched a ball from 50 yards out that took a OA bounce over the keeper’s head into the net. Huber got the second score with some help from his teammates as he found himself one on one with the keeper. The third goal was the best of the night probably best of the season. Nate Folop took the ball up the right side getting a cross over to the middle where Huber was standing. Huber like most of the year was double teamed he flicked the ball behind him [no look pass] to a waiting Luke [Rooster] Ruter for a wide open shot from the 6 yard line. Folop had his best game of the year as he controlled the middle of the field and gave us ample shots on goal.We were outshot for only the fourth time this year but we had better looks. We left a few easy goals out there last night.Defense played great all but about 2 minutes of the game. Centerville scored with 1;36 left in the first half and scored their second 27 seconds into the second half. The first and last 5 minutes of games is usually where games are won.Final record 9-6-1Sectional’s start next Wednesday at Jac-Cen-Del game at 5pm OA against Jac-Cen-Del.Believe in a three peatCourtesy of Coach Ken Getz.last_img read more

Cricket News There is no one closer to Hardik’s talent in Indian team: Sehwag

first_imgDubai: All-rounder Hardik Pandya has talent unmatched by any other player in the Indian cricket team, says big-hitting former opener Virender Sehwag.According to Sehwag, Hardik is one that has become irreplaceable in recent times.Hardik has played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indians’ record fourth title triumph in the IPL recently, coming into the lucrative T20 league after enduring a tumultuous phase following his outrage-evoking remarks on women on a chat show.Having served the ensuing ban, the star all-rounder pummelled 402 runs in 15 innings in the IPL at a staggering strike rate of 191.42, and a highest score of 91.“There is no one even closer to Hardik Pandya’s talent with both bat and ball. If there was someone even closer to him, the three-dimensional players picked by BCCI, were even closer to him, Pandya would not have made it back into the team,” Sehwag told ‘cricbuzz.com’.Hardik is part of the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup and is expected to leave his mark on the showpiece with his exploits.Along with India team-mate K L Rahul, Hardik was flown back from Australia after the duo made some controversial remarks on the chat show, ‘Koffee with Karan’ earlier this year. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

University of Michigan asks late doctor’s patients to report sex misconduct, says several incidents described to police

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan asks late doctor’s patients to report sex misconduct, says several incidents described to police. University of Michigan asks late doctor’s patients to report sex misconduct, says several incidents described to police February 19, 2020center_img Associated Press last_img

Is more domestic rugby is needed?

first_imgCAPTAIN of Guyana’s Sevens Rugby team Jamal Angus, head coach Claudius Butts and Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) president Peter Green agreed that Guyana’s rugby, more so the shorter format, needs a complete overhaul, and more domestic tournaments. Guyana finished sixth in the eight-team Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Championship – a tournament they’ve won seven times, as recent as 2016, while playing in both the 2017 and 2018 finals, where they narrowly lost to Jamaica both times.“We have to go back to our domestic rugby; we have to get more domestic games and to prepare for a high-level tournament, we need high-level games,” said Butts, who is regarded as one of the best wingers to ever play the game in the Caribbean.Guyana conceded 79 points and just scored 26 of their own on the opening day of the 2019 Ran Championship, going down to Trinidad and Tobago 7-19, Cayman Islands 12-14 and 7-42 to Jamaica.By virtue of finishing at the bottom of the table in Pool B, Guyana went on to face the undefeated Canadians in the quarter-finals on the second day where they were beaten 47-5.The result against Canada meant that Guyana will later on day two, play Trinidad and Tobago again in the Plate semi-finals. Guyana picked up their lone win of the tournament with a 17-12 victory over the Twin Island Republic. In the Plate Final, Guyana were once against beaten by the Cayman Islands, this time going down 10-21.According to Butts, age played a major role in the team not doing well, with Richard Staglon, Peabo Hamilton, Dominic Lespierre, Vallon Adams, Ryan Gonsalves, Avery Corbin and Dwayne Schroeder being part of the programme for years. “One thing I know about Guyana and Guyana Rugby is that over the years, we always find a way to bounce back. All of the players recognised what happened, what were our mistakes and what we need to do to get back at that level,” Butts reasoned.Meanwhile, Angus told reporters that he understands that the team is going through a difficult phase, adding, “When you sign up for Rugby, we know what we signed up for. Everybody on the team has the same goal. We may go about it differently but our goal is to represent Guyana and do it proudly.”Guyana will turn their attention to the Pan Am Games, where they qualified, along with Jamaica, as RAN’s representatives.last_img read more

Rivers Utd Insist on Reclaiming Continental Mandate, Says Iyaye

first_imgHe disclosed that the virtual meeting which had the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick; LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko; Rivers Ministry of Sports Permanent Secretary, Honour Sirawoo; General Manager, Rivers United, Okey Kpalukwu and himself in attendance looked at the football club’s position to the NFF and LMC.“Rivers United did not at any time agree with the NFF on anything and that definitely is not what transpired at the meeting. During the virtual meeting, there were lots of arguments on our stand that we remain in the second position, which we rightfully deserve.“We called on them to obey their own rules which guide the Nigeria Professional Football League. We also talked about how the LMC used an inconclusive head-to-head, which runs contrary to the rules; we x-rayed the situation in other leagues across the world in the realization that FIFA and CAF do not interfere in the domestic operations of its affiliates.“So, Rivers United will not accept injustice, we are ready to pursue it anywhere; the rules must be followed and NFF knows what to do. Amaju Pinnick said he is consulting with FIFA and CAF, we cannot accept injustice and it will be vigorously pursued,” he declared.The Commissioner, who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Sirawoo, applauded the contractor handling the re-construction and re-grassing of the stadium for a job well done, pointing out that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike was interested in having the best of facilities for Rivers United’s continental campaign, in addition to other local and international matches that may be played at the stadium.Also speaking, ex-international, Victor Ikpeba commended Governor Wike, who is also the Power of Sports in Africa, for giving the playing pitch a facelift, pointing out that a good playing field helps smooth play of football and enables players to give their best.He noted that he was impressed with the quality of work being done by the contractor, which he says represents seriousness on the part of the state government in helping football to grow in the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rivers Commissioner for Sports, Hon Boma Iyaye (middle); Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Sir Honour Sirawoo (right) and ex-international, Victor Ikpeba during the inspection of re-construction and re-grassing work at the main bowl and football training pitches of the Adokiye Amiesimaka Sports Complex in Port Harcourt. Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye has dispelled speculations that Rivers United FC had agreed on a deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to accept whatever decision that evolves from the ongoing intervention of the federation on the interpretation of the Point-Per-Game (PPG) used to grade Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) teams in the 2019/2020 season disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.According to him, at no time did the Ministry or officials of Rivers United concede its protest for second place on the NPFL table to the NFF or League Management Company (LMC).Speaking while inspecting the re-construction and re-grassing work at the main bowl and football training pitches of the Adokiye Amiesimaka Sports Complex in Port Harcourt, Iyaye declared that insinuations being circulated in the media do not reflect the true position of what transpired at a virtual meeting with the NFF.last_img read more

USC Trustee Verna Dauterive leaves lasting legacy

first_imgDr. Verna Dauterive, a long-time USC trustee, adjunct associate professor, donor and student will be remembered for her tireless efforts to improve education and its accessibility for African-Americans.Dauterive passed away June 1 at the age of 93, and her name is recognized by many in the USC community as the namesake and donor for the $30 million Dr. Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall. Opened in 2014, it now stands as USC’s first interdisciplinary social sciences building.But her mark on the University and the greater area began long before.Dauterive worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 60 years, and when she was hired, she was the youngest teacher and one of just four African-American teachers in the Los Angeles district. In 1982, she became principal of Franklin Avenue Elementary School in Los Feliz, a post she would hold for 23 years.In 1975, Dauterive played a major role in founding the USC Black Alumni Association, with husband Peter Dauterive acting as the organization’s first donor.“She’s been able to do quite a bit in shaping opportunity for underrepresented students here at USC,” said Michèle G. Turner, the BAA executive director.Born in 1922 in LeCompte, Louisiana, Dauterive received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Wiley College. After taking many weekend and night classes at USC, she received multiple degrees in education from the Rossier School of Education, including a master’s degree in 1949 and a doctorate in 1966.Turner emphasized how Verna and Peter Dauterive created the Black Alumni Association because they felt there was a lack of student scholarships for minority students at USC.“They used their own social capital to create awareness about that,” Turner said. “The first scholarships that were made available from the Black Alumni Association were largely done because of their own social network. Dr. Dauterive used that heavily to encourage other people to support underrepresented students here at USC.”In 1985, the University endowed the Dr. Verna B. Dauterive and Peter W. Dauterive Scholarship as USC’s first scholarship for minority doctoral students in education. That same year, Dauterive was named an adjunct associate professor at Rossier.“She made a mark on public education — first as a teacher and then as an administrator,” said Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher.Gallagher praised Dauterive for recognizing the importance of offering scholarships at the doctoral level.“She recognized you have to reach a hand out to help the next generation,” Gallagher said. “She always stepped up and got things done.”In 1995, Rossier recognized her with the Recognition of Outstanding Support for Education. Turner said that Dauterive was deeply admired by those who worked with her within the Los Angeles community.“She has always been about people understanding each other better across culture, across races, across nations,” Turner said. “Her work touched across all boundaries. She was not someone limited by race, ever.”In 2005, after a career spanning six decades, Dauterive retired. Three years later she was appointed as an honorary trustee for the Board of Trustees. She soon announced her $30 million gift to create the Dr. Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall in memory of her husband. It was the  largest gift ever made by an African-American to a major institution of higher learning, according to the Los Angeles Sentinel.Throughout her career, Dauterive supported the USC educational community by serving on the Board of Councilors at Rossier. She attended many USC related events, and founded the first alumni group, EDUCAR. Dauterive chaired the state’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing, appointed by the state’s Governor, as well as chaired the Commission on the Status of Women.Dauterive also served on the board of the USC Alumni Association and was twice commended with its Alumni Service Award. In 2013, she received USC’s Presidential Medallion, the University’s top honor, which praises those who have brought distinction and honor to the University.The Dauterives supported many programs and schools within USC. They made contributions to the Marshall School of Business, the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, the School of Dramatic Arts, the Price School of Public Policy, and USC Libraries.In a 2014 Los Angeles Sentinel interview, Dauterive talked about how she sought to create more opportunities for all students with an impassioned approach.“The great American dream, in my opinion, can be achieved and will be achieved only when all races of people, White and non-White, will approach this problem cooperatively, on the basis of mutual understanding, respect for human rights, and consideration for the dignity of the individual,” Dauterive said.last_img read more