Wintertime controls on summer stratification and productivity at the western Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgWe report results collected year-round since 1998 in northern Marguerite Bay, just inside the Antarctic Circle. The magnitude of the spring phytoplankton bloom is much reduced following winters with reduced sea-ice cover. In years with little winter sea-ice the exposed sea surface leads to deep mixed layers in winter, and reduced water-column stratification the following spring. Summer mixed-layer depths are similar, however, so the change is not in overall light availability but toward a less stable water column with greater vertical mixing and increased variability in the light conditions experienced by phytoplankton. Macronutrient concentrations are replete at all times, but the increased vertical mixing likely reduces iron availability. The timing of bloom initiation is similar between heavy and light ice years, occurring soon after light returns in early spring, at a mixed-layer averaged light level of < 1 mol photon m−2 d−1. Ongoing regional climate change in the WAP area, and notably the ongoing loss of winter sea-ice, is likely to drive a downward trend in the magnitude of phytoplankton blooms in this region of the Antarctic Peninsula.last_img read more

Future of HMAS Bundaberg Still Unknown

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Future of HMAS Bundaberg Still Unknown Share this article Authorities View post tag: News by topic Australian Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, has today inspected the fire damage sustained by the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg when she caught fire in a Brisbane dockyard on Monday. Bundaberg was undergoing a period of routine maintenance in the custody of civilian contractors when the fire started onboard, inside a shed at Aluminium Boats Australia (ABA), in Hemmant.The Queensland Fire Brigade worked for more than four hours to bring the intense fire under control.Vice Admiral Barrett joined the ship’s current Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Phil Draper, and ABA Shipyard CEO, Mr. Andrew Lawson, at the dockyard this morning to inspect the damage.“We will not know the future of Bundaberg until an investigation is completed into the level of damage,” Vice Admiral Barrett said.While at the site, Vice Admiral Barrett spoke with personnel from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, and thanked them for their diligent response to the incident on Monday.“When you look at the damage caused by this fire, the first thing that comes to mind is how fortunate we are that there were no casualties. The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service did an outstanding job to get this fire under control, and we owe them our gratitude,” he said.Bundaberg was one of 14 patrol boats being rotated through border protection operations, but given that she had begun a period of extended maintenance, her materiel state will cause no immediate effect to ongoing operations.[mappress]Press Release, August 13, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Bundaberg View post tag: futurecenter_img View post tag: still View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: unknown August 13, 2014 View post tag: Asia-Pacific Future of HMAS Bundaberg Still Unknownlast_img read more

Instructional Support Short-Term

first_imgDefinitionUnder direct to minimum supervision of the head of the Division,Department, or Program, the non-academic, non-classified short-termsupport employee will provide services to the department to supportand assist regular employees by performing a variety of neededtemporary tasks.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District, and are not benefits eligible. Short-termemployment shall not result in the displacement of Classifiedpersonnel.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees perform servicesand tasks, which once completed, will not be extended or needed ona continuing basis. Short-term non-classified employees performservices that are not re-occurring and are not a permanentcomponent of the District’s operations. Short-term employees may beemployed to perform work at a one-time event that occurs on anirregular basis.Short-term non classified employees may not exceed 160 workingdays within a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and may not exceed 19working hours per week and may only occupy one primary assignmentwithin the District.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:On a temporary basis, provide support for instructional programs,divisions and departments. Performs additional related duties asassigned.Qualifications and Physical DemandsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:Dependent on the specific Division, Department or Program jobassignment.Or, any combination of education an experience that wouldprovide the required equivalent qualifications. The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since it’s founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation.APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:http://www.cccd.edu1370 Adams AvenueCosta Mesa, CA [email protected] LICENSES OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS :Some job assignments may require a valid California driver’slicense and/or possession of a license and/or certificate ofcompletion from an accredited college or agency relative to theassigned area. Continuing education, training or certification maybe required.Knowledge of:Dependent on the specific Division, Department or Program jobassignment.Ability to:Dependent on the specific Division, Department or Program jobassignment.Conditions of EmploymentUnder direct to minimum supervision of the head of the Division,Department, or Program, the non-academic, non-classified short-termsupport employee will provide services to the department to supportand assist regular employees by performing a variety of neededtemporary tasks.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District, and are not benefits eligible. Short-termemployment shall not result in the displacement of Classifiedpersonnel.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees perform servicesand tasks, which once completed, will not be extended or needed ona continuing basis. Short-term non-classified employees performservices that are not re-occurring and are not a permanentcomponent of the District’s operations. Short-term employees may beemployed to perform work at a one-time event that occurs on anirregular basis.Short-term non classified employees may not exceed 160 workingdays within a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and may not exceed 19working hours per week and may only occupy one primary assignmentwithin the District.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Short term/temporaryassignments do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays ortime not worked but are entitled to sick leave per Labor Code2810.5. However, CalPERS retired annuitants are not entitled tothis benefit. The hours of work and effective date of employmentwill be arranged with the supervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individual’s interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTSTo be considered for employment you must submit a completeapplication packet. A complete application packet includes:Online Employment ApplicationAnswers to all of the supplemental questions.Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTlast_img read more

Don’t skimp on ingredients

first_imgI have always maintained that it is a false economy to cut corners when purchasing ingredients. And if I were to pass on any words of wisdom from my 24 years in the food trade, this would be one of my top three pointers for running a successful business.”That’s predictable,” you might think. “After all, you and Unifine have a vested interest.” We most certainly have. We want to help in making our customers successful. In my own experience, we achieve the best results together when they buy the highest quality they can afford.What’s wrong with cutting a few corners when the budget is tight, and why doesn’t it pay to look upon ingredients as an afterthought? It’s simple. When customers purchase your bakery products, not only do they choose with their eyes but they are also drawn by aroma, taste and texture. Your skill can most certainly do the trick on the visual front. But it’s what happens when they sink their teeth into a cake or pastry that will determine whether you get that vital second purchase.It has to be rich, light or flaky – offering eating experiences and flavours that are neither overwhel-ming nor disappointingly absent. The crumb needs to be consistent throughout, the contents should look generous and yielding and the essential nature of each item has to linger on the tongue. Today’s customers demand it and if you don’t offer it, someone else will.OK, it costs a little more initially but it’s not as much as you may think. Top-of-the-range flavours and bases invariably go further. They’re bound to, especially the natural ones – the flavours are more refined and perform better when concentrated. Such refinements also mean that they blend more evenly and there is a greater consistency in the finished article. The customer knows every time that the quality of their last purchase will match that of the next. All this might seem obvious, yet so many businesses miss the point, then wonder why their sales are flagging.As an example, take a look at the award-winning butcher/baker Dennis of Bexley. Dennis is a remarkable combination of butcher, baker and caterer, which produces in-house and trades from a high-class food hall in Kent. Its owner, Keith Mulford, has adopted the very best practices of larger retai-lers such as Marks & Spencer. In terms of size, he and M&S are at the opposite ends of the scale, but both businesses have two things in common. Firstly, they insist on using the very highest-quality ingredients for their product ranges and secondly, their sales ethic begins with the ingredients they are going to use. Everything else follows on.We are all aware of the effect this has had with Marks & Spencer, giving them a clear edge in their food halls. For Dennis of Bexley, starting with good ingredients has not only built them a high reputation within the industry, but has won them copious awards, including three prestigious European Cups, Overall Supreme Champion Award and a number of top prizes in the Guild of Q (Quality) Butchers 2006 Smithfield Awards Product Evaluation. However, Mulford’s greatest reward came recently when Dennis’ business moved from Bexley to Dartford. He reckons he took 95% of his customers with him.So, next time the annual business plan looms, by all means take a long look at where you can save a bob or two. But make sure it isn’t on the ingredients, for it is these on which good reputations – and repeat sales – are built. nlast_img read more

A wake-up call on Ebola

first_imgThe Dallas Ebola case has provided a wake-up call for hospital emergency room workers across the country, putting them on alert for unexplained fevers, after a Liberian man who traveled to Texas sought care when he fell ill with the disease, but was sent home.Michael VanRooyen, vice chairman of the Emergency Medicine Department of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of medicine and of global health and population at Harvard, said the case last week did not cast emergency personnel in a favorable light, but he added that something positive may come from it in the form of an alarm bell sounding for medical personnel nationally.“I think it’ll be a pretty good wake-up call for emergency departments,” said VanRooyen.Federal and state health officials have scrambled to locate, evaluate, and, in some cases, isolate people who came in contact with the man. After initially going to the hospital, being given antibiotics for a vague ailment and being sent home, the man returned to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital two days later, severely ill, and was diagnosed with Ebola. He was admitted and remains in the hospital.VanRooyen and David Heymann, a British physician and former World Health Organization official who investigated the first Ebola outbreak in 1976, agreed Thursday during a panel discussion at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) that it is unlikely the Dallas case, which was the first diagnosed in the United States, would result in a broader outbreak.That’s because, they said, there is a much higher level of health education among the general population here than in West Africa, a much stronger health care system, and health care workers here — despite the early stumble — will take more aggressive action to isolate the sick, and track and monitor anyone who may have been exposed.The panel discussion also featured Stephen Gire, a researcher in Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology who studies the Ebola genome, and Barry Bloom, former HSPH dean, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health. “The Ebola Disaster: How Did We Get Here and What’s Next?” was sponsored by The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with National Public Radio (NPR). It was moderated by Joe Neel, NPR’s deputy senior supervising editor.Much of the discussion focused on the West African epicenter of the outbreak, with panelists evaluating the early response (too slow), the possibility of virus mutation (low but present), and possible improvements that might spring from the outbreak (stronger health systems).Gire, who has traveled to the epidemic nations of West Africa several times to conduct genetic research, said the virus has mutated, but does so fairly slowly — good news for those working on vaccines and diagnostic tests. The much-feared and speculated-upon possible mutation to an airborne virus, which would make it far more infectious, is highly unlikely, Gire said, because that sort of a mutation is not in the basic biology of the virus. He said it would be akin to a rat developing a mutation that gives it wings.Still, Gire said, mutations can happen and could affect parts of the genome targeted in diagnostic tests, for example, potentially rendering such tests useless and resulting in infected people being sent home, where they could infect others. That’s why, he said, regular genetic testing and monitoring of the virus itself is among the epidemic’s many unmet needs.Ebola epidemics are “terrible sights,” horrible even for those who survive them, Heymann said. He said that the three key actions that were effective in earlier outbreaks remain priorities today: identification and isolation of the sick, contact tracing to identify possible new cases, and community education and involvement.With so many people infected in urban areas and the disease spreading rapidly in poor districts, Heymann acknowledged that the situation is far more complex than that in earlier outbreaks, which occurred in rural areas and were much more easily contained. The campaigns against the virus have to be led and coordinated by governments in the nations where the epidemic is occurring, but they need ample support from the international community to succeed, he said.After a long, deadly delay, the international response has been ramping up in recent weeks, but panelists said it still will be some time before such efforts are organized, launched, in place, and begin to prove effective.VanRooyen said that home care — providing people with training and support to take care of stricken loved ones where they live — is an option that should receive much greater emphasis. Heymann agreed, saying that a recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was contained using a strategy that isolated patients in their homes, and provided support and daily monitoring until the danger of infection passed.Panelists agreed that eventually the health care systems of the affected nations will emerge stronger. Bloom said that ambassadors from several African nations who attended a recent summit hosted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative said their greatest need is not international personnel who fly in, treat patients, and fly home, but training for their own medical personnel. Heymann agreed that training and strengthening health care systems is critical, and pointed out that they were called for in a 2005 international agreement signed by 194 nations, and then ignored.“There has to be some good out of the horror that’s being experienced right now,” Heymann said.last_img read more

Campus safety deploys metal detectors to stadium gates

first_imgAs students and fans made their way into Notre Dame Stadium ahead of the first two home games of the 2019 football season, they may have noticed an additional layer of security outside the gate. In the past, fans only underwent a bag check before having their tickets scanned. Now game patrons have to pass through metal detectors before entering the stadium.Vice president for campus safety and University operations Mike Seamon said the addition of metal detectors, also known as magnetometers, constitutes the most noticeable new security measure for the season.“The most, I think, visible change from 2018 season to 2019 is the introduction of magnetometers — or ‘mags’ as everyone refers to [them], or metal detectors,” he said.Seamon explained the metal detectors are designed to look for very specific items — namely weapons. Accordingly, everyday metal items — such as cell phones and keys — do not need to be removed, or “divested,” from pockets because they will not set off the magnetometers.“They’re looking for guns, knives, anything that could be used as a weapon,” Seamon said. “I’m not going to go into the technicalities, but it’s a very intelligent system. And so it’s been interesting, the first two games watching people take stuff out and be like, ‘where’s the bucket that I put it?’ And you’re like, ‘no, just keep walking, keep walking at what I call a normal pace.’”On Saturday, there will be signs outside the stadium instructing attendees not to remove items from their pockets so that traffic runs more smoothly.“We’re going to add signs that say you don’t have to empty your pockets … just to help people,” he said. “But I also think I’ve seen it, definitely between New Mexico and Virginia. Just like the bag policy, everybody gets more used to it with every game. They get a routine.”One of the motivating factors behind the change, Seamon said, was a series of events with outside partners the University hosted last year, including the Garth Brooks concert last October, the NHL Winter Classic in January and the Liverpool FC soccer match over the summer.“We started looking at this as early as last year at this time,” Seamon said. “There were a couple of things that invited us to get really serious about it. And we had been keeping our eye on that in through the industry, but we got really serious last fall when we hosted Garth Brooks in October. And then we hosted the Winter Classic with the NHL on Jan. 1. And then when we eventually hosted the Liverpool soccer match in July.”All three outside partners wanted to use magnetometers for their events, Seamon said.“Those were three outside entities — Garth Brooks himself, the NHL and Liverpool soccer — that wanted to do mags,” he said. “They were used to that. We realized we were the host venue for their events. And when that kind of introduced into it, we were able to see how it worked.”Once football season ends, the metal detectors will be redeployed to the Purcell Pavilion and Compton Family Ice Arena for all home men’s and women’s basketball as well as hockey games.“Our plan is to do it for both all home men’s and women’s basketball games in Purcell Pavilion and for all the hockey matches in Compton,” Seamon said. “That that’s our standard now, where we use the same set of mags that are housed for the fall in the football stadium. One of the benefits of us purchasing is you don’t want to move them around too much because they’re sensitive. But yes, once the football season ends, we’re going to move a certain amount to the Joyce Center — to Purcell — and a certain amount to Compton and then we’ll use them there.”Football game day security involves more than just the magnetometers. Seamon and Dennis Brown, assistant vice president for news and media relations, described a number of other security steps in addition to the metal detectors. For example, starting last year, uniformed police officers have also been aided by two sniffer dogs, Toxi and Skeet. Other local law enforcement groups — including South Bend, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County and Indiana State Police — help ensure a safe environment on game day.“The cooperation and collaboration between the various law enforcement and first responders is really phenomenal,” Brown said. “And we’re fortunate to have people in South Bend police and Mishawaka police and state police who really are there to protect and serve. And at the same time, we have a mutual policy. So we’re there for them too.”Tags: Campus Safety, Compton Family Ice Arena, metal detectors, Notre Dame Stadium, Purcell Pavilionlast_img read more

Adam Mucci & More Will Star in Money Grubbin’ Whores Off-Broadway

first_img‘Til divorce do us part. Adam Mucci (Boardwalk Empire), James Andrew O’Connor (Don’t Dress For Dinner), Penny Bittone (The Qualification of Douglas Evans) and Carmit Levité (Handle With Care) will star in Money Grubbin’ Whores. The dark comedy, written by Sean J. Quinn and directed by Brian Cichocki, will make its world premiere at off-Broadway’s The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Previews begin on September 25, with opening night set for September 30.   View Comments Money Grubbin’ Whores will feature scenic design by Patrick J. Rizzotti, lighting design by Paul Hudson, costume design by Autie Carlisle and props design by Kathy Fabian/Propstar. The production will play a limited engagement through October 19. Related Showscenter_img Money Grubbin’ Whores First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a messy divorce negotiated in the downstairs party room of a Northern New Jersey pizza joint. In this new dark comedy, NYC union plumber Matt (Mucci) and his gorgeous, Israeli wife Aviva (Levité) are getting divorced. The back-room deal is mediated by Matt’s best friend Frankie (O’Connor), and Aviva’s cousin Moshe (Bittone). As the couple battles it out through cultural differences, mixed messages, and high passions, one question remains…what is the price of love? Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 19, 2014last_img read more

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Celebrates

first_imgThe Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) is pleased to announce its 10-year anniversary of grant making and to highlight the accomplishments of its grantees in helping to accelerate the development of Vermonts green economy.From 1997 to 2007, the VSJF made grants in excess of $2.7 million to 150 recipients representing over 8,000 businesseswho utilized these funds to leverage an additional $11.8 million to implement their projects, test their ideas, create and retain at least 800 jobs, and assemble the building blocks of a green economy. Our technical assistance programs have assisted 15 Peer to Peer Collaborative clients (representing 384 employees), 132 Business Coach clients and hundreds of other businesses who have sought some form of assistance over the past 10 years.The VSJF is a nonprofit organization formed by the State Legislature in 1995 to pioneer and expand Vermonts emerging, green economy. VSJFs charge is to build markets through grant making and technical assistance programs within Vermonts natural resource industries and the green economy including sustainable agriculture, forestry and forest products, renewable energy, environmental technology and solid waste / pollution abatement.”Collectively, our grantees are helping to build Vermont’s green economy, from local food systems to sustainable forestry; renewable energy to green technologies; and business coaching for start-ups to CEO mentorship for growth stage companies,” said Ellen Kahler, VSJF’s Executive Director. “Their combined efforts create local jobs, support community development initiatives, preserve resilient ecosystems, and fill special niches in the global economy.”Over 10 years ago, a successful group of entrepreneurs within Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, began crafting legislation to launch an organization that could provide early stage funding and technical assistance to entrepreneurs, businesses, farmers, networks and others interested in developing a green economy. With bi-partisan support from the Vermont Legislature, the VSJF was created in 1995. The name of the organization reflects dual goals of accelerating the development of new markets for sustainably produced goods and investing in Vermont’s future.In summing up VSJF’s accomplishments, Kahler was clear that “the last 10 years of VSJF activities is really a testament to the inspiring, innovative and risk taking entrepreneurs and organizations that have created a vision for Vermont’s collective future and invested themselves in bringing their ideas and passions to life.” To learn more about the VSJF, or our grantees and partners, visit our website to read our 10 Year Retrospective at www.vsjf.org(link is external).last_img read more

13 Croatian camps won the prestigious ADAC Superplatz 2020 award

first_imgThis year, Croatia has three more camps with ADAC Superplatz recognition than last year. Also, Camp Mon Perin won a special award Best rated Selectcamp Award 2019, while Istra Premium Camping Resort won the ADAC Innovation & Progress Award 2020. “We welcomed the Superplatz award with great joy. This recognition is a great honor, but also an obligation. We will continue to develop a quality and diverse offer, attract guests from Croatia and abroad and raise the standards of the domestic camping industry. “, they say from the Čikat camp. In order for the camp to be awarded the Superplaz at all, it had to meet the strict and demanding criteria of ADAC inspectors and achieve the best grades in five categories. The mentioned categories refer to the arrangement of the camp, the possibility of swimming for guests, free time, the supply of the camp and sanitation. To receive the Superplatz award, it is necessary that the average grade of the inspector be 5 out of 5.  “We are extremely proud of the ADAC Superplatz 2020 award, because it is a confirmation that we provide all our guests with the best service and top experience, which is our guiding thought in business. This special recognition also comes as a motivation in our efforts to continue investing in the improvement of content and services to make the stay at the Aminess Sirena camp even better. ” said Antonia Belević, director of the Aminess Sirena camp. The four-star Aminess Sirena is one of the best-kept campsites in Istria. The camp offers everything a modern family needs for a vacation, and is surrounded by pine forests and quiet coves, which makes it an ideal destination for all guests who like to combine relaxation in nature with trips to urban centers.  Among the awarded ADAC Superplatz 2020 camps are: Camp Aminess Sirena and Aminess Maravea Camping Resort from Novigrad, Camp Čikat from the island of Lošinj, Camp Straško, Camp Omišalj, Zaton Holiday Resort, Camping Village Šimuni, Camp Val Saline, FKK-Camping Valalta and as many as four Valamar camping resorts. The German and European Automobile Club ADAC has over 18 million members. The ADAC pays special attention to camping, and the popularity and relevance of their guide for campers is evidenced by the fact that it is called the “camping bible”. As many as four Valamar camps have won the ADAC Superplatz 2020 award – Lanterna Premium Camping Resort 4 *, Krk Premium Camping Resort 5 *, Baška Beach Camping Resort (ex Zablaće) 4 * and for the first time Valamar’s camping resort Istra Premium Camping Resort 5 *.  Camp Čikat is located in the bay of the same name on the island of Lošinj, spread over about 40 hectares. The camp is the holder of the title “friend of children”, and within the camp there is an Aquapark, the first of its kind on the Croatian islands. Every year, this Lošinj camp is visited by about 40.000 guests, while the largest number of them come from Slovenia and Germany, and the number of guests from Croatia is growing from year to year.  “We are proud that the profession of Valamar’s camping resorts continues to rank alongside the best and highest quality in Europe. The ADAC label definitely confirms this, and this year it is worn by as many as four of our camping resorts. Last year, Istra Premium Camping Resort was opened, Valamar’s first large five-star camp, which, in addition to the ADAC Superplatz award, has already earned recognition for its greatest progress for the first season of its business. This is certainly one of the indicators that this is one of the best campsites in the Mediterranean and that Valamar is continuously investing in the development of the camping segment in the direction of high added value and premium camping products.” said Bruno Rados, director of camp operations and director of the region at Valamar Riviera. 130 campsites in Europe have been awarded five-star ADAC Superplatz in the current ADAC 2020 camping guide, and in 13 camps from Croatia were also selected by the selected group of the best European camps.last_img read more

Offices Opportunities in refurbishment

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