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Zaprešić is richer by 10 guides of heritage interpreters

first_imgThey realized how important it is to include visitors in the story because it can reach their hearts, and because of that experience the visitor will not forget how he felt and what he experienced in the New Palace, said the licensed trainer of the European Association for Heritage Interpretation Ivana Zrilić who held this training and added: “Proud and happy that I had the opportunity to educate a top storytelling master, creative and owner of the Entertainment Laboratory – Dijana Zorić. Vlatka Pehar Matić, the top guide of the Zadar County, awarded by the CNTB, who delighted with the presentation of intangible heritage, and which is usually not recommended for beginners. Then the pearl of the Zaprešić Tourist Board, Lara Purgar Hadžić, such a hard-working, smart, young lady who presents the New Palace with dignity, and baked us Sofia’s kisses. A special costume designer who lives the history of Novi dvori, Lidija Gašpar, who awakened our senses through plants and bouquets. Tourist animator and experienced guide Mihaela Žugec Saračević, who also made the poster, read the poem, and in a humorous way presented the ban and the inspirational one. And finally, a small walking encyclopedia and tourist guide Tanja Mirić, who gave a lot of information in such a short, given time.”Zrilić pointed out and noted that she was especially happy that there were two pensioners in the group, each of whom enriched and gave their contribution in their own way. Licensed trainer of the European Association for Heritage Interpretation Ivana Zrilić, who held this training, pointed out that all participants are very satisfied with the dynamics, pace, practical exercises and experience they had. This 40-hour licensed training was intended for museum guides, nature park staff, tour guides and all those who have the opportunity to personally present the heritage to visitors. Over the course of five days, participants discovered various phenomena, gave them deeper meanings and sought hidden messages, and connected with heritage – all in the spirit of storytelling. The focus is on an experience that the visitor will not forget The first training for certified guides organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Zaprešić and the European Association for Heritage Interpretation Interpret Europe was completed in Zaprešić. “I am extremely pleased that we have launched a training in Zaprešić for guide interpreters, in cooperation with the European Association for the Interpretation of Heritage Interpret Europe, which has not yet been held in the Zagreb County. The response was excellent and most importantly, the participants were extremely satisfied with the acquired knowledge and experience. This is only the first training in a series of activities that we plan to organize within our TZZ academy, and I hope that other trainings will be equally successful.”Director of the Tourist Board of the City of Zaprešić Toni Ganjto. All participants successfully passed the written exam and their interpretive speeches and showed that they have learned the skills of heritage interpretation, adds Zrlić. The last step to the official promotion is the final work that participants must send, so Zaprešić will receive 10 certified guides of heritage interpreters from the association Interpret Europe.last_img read more

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Brighton rock around the clock

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The Few Towers

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Bernardino backs pensions stakeholder group amid merger concerns

first_img“Our position, and my personal position, is very clear on this – I would definitely advocate the current situation and to continue to have a specific pensions stakeholder group,” he told IPE.“When we started at EIOPA we were concerned about the complexities of managing two stakeholder groups, and the dimensions of this.“It is of course complex, but to be frank, after the three and half years I definitely see the value in having individual stakeholder groups for insurance and pensions.”The Commission proposed the idea alongside funding ESAs through a direct industry levy rather than the EU budget.At the time, members of the current occupational pensions stakeholder group (OPSG) told IPE a merged group would become dominated by insurance, leaving debate on pensions issues very restricted.Representative groups from the UK, Ireland and Netherlands all said their organisations would be concerned if a merger went ahead as the specificities of pensions needed addressing.The review into ESAs will now form part of the brief for new financial stability, financial services and capital markets union Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, who is expected to take up his post later this year.However, Bernardino remained adamant and said once consulted, his organisation would express the desire to operate two working groups.“Of course there are common issues, such as the work on personal pensions, and the two stakeholder groups and working together on this. “The collective work is good and we welcome that,” he said. “But there are differences. They are different types of markets and there are different types of issues.”The review into ESA working groups also looked at the proportion of representation from pension funds and small and medium size businesses, causing further issues for pensions representatives. The chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has spoken out against plans to merge the organisation’s separate insurance and pensions stakeholder groups.The European Commission (EC) recently published a review of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), of which EIOPA is one, and said all authorities should only operate one stakeholder group.EIOPA is the only ESA to operate two groups, meaning the EC’s plans would effectively see a merger of the insurance and pensions divisions.Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of EIOPA, said he was strongly against the Commission’s idea and stressed it originated from an industry consultantation and not from his organisation.last_img read more

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Construction workers plan a break for NMLRA event

first_imgFriendship, In. — A construction hiatus to accommodate State Road 62 traffic for the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s Spring Shoot at Friendship is in effect in Dearborn County through June 18.  On June 19, the Indiana Department of Transportation will re-close S.R. 62 south of Dillsboro.  This will allow contracted crews to continue slide correction operations.Motorists will detour around the geohazard site via S.R. 129 and U.S. 50.Beaty Construction is INDOT’s contractor for this $5 million slide correction project which includes a second slide site in Ripley County.last_img

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Toure fires warning to Liverpool

first_img Having been drawn against Barcelona in the knockout stage of the Champions League, Toure has had word from inside the Catalan club’s camp that is not a draw they are relishing. “I had a call from one of my old team-mates from Spain who was quite disappointed,” said the former Barcelona midfielder. “He wasn’t sure what would happen. In the past they would be confident they would go through and beat anyone but they are afraid about us. “The way we are playing at home – and they are seeing that – means they are quite scared because we play fantastic football, we score goals and it is total attack. “At the moment we are terrific at home. Any team who comes here we think we can score against – maybe it won’t always be the case for us to achieve that every game. “We are not the sort of team that is fearful of opponents, we are playing in an attractive way and an attacking way, and I think Liverpool will be aware of that.” City’s home record is formidable as they have won all eight league matches and scored 35 goals and they are only in third place, one point behind Liverpool, because of their inferior away form. Striker Sergio Aguero has scored eight of his 13 league goals at the Etihad Stadium but his calf injury means fans will be denied the chance to see the top-flight’s two leading scorers go head-to-head. Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is in the form of his life with 19 goals in just 12 league games and Toure admits it is difficult to separate the two. “Aguero is unbelievable, he is one of the most important strikers in this league at the moment,” said the Ivory Coast international. “He can always make something happen and his partnership with Alvaro (Negredo) was fantastic for us so at the moment missing him is a big blow for us but we have to deal with it. “Suarez is a brilliant player and this season he is at the top. Him and Aguero are the best strikers in England, no question, and are up there as the best in the world too. “It would have been fantastic to see them on the same pitch in this game; Suarez has everything in his game at the moment. “But Liverpool are a team with other good players too and a good manager. It will be a big, big game.” Press Association Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has warned Barclays Premier League leaders Liverpool they should fear a Boxing Day trip to the Etihad Stadium as even Barcelona are afraid of them. The Merseysiders arrive on Boxing Day full of confidence as they are top of the table at Christmas for the first time in five years. They are actually the last club to be in that position and not go on to win the title but despite rising optimism at Anfield, Toure sounded a word of caution. last_img read more

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Ashes: Matthew Wade century in vain as England level series

first_imgLondon: England beat Australia by 136 runs at The Oval on Sunday and thus avoided falling to a first series defeat to their Ashes rival at home since 2001. The five-match Test series has been drawn 2-2. It is the first instance of a drawn Ashes series since 1972.Australia were set an unlikely target of 399 for England to chase after the hosts were all out in the first session of the day. Matthew Wade scored his second century of the series as England managed to deny Steve Smith his 11th consecutive 50-plus score in the Ashes.Stuart Broad set him up in the 25th over during the second session and Smith ended up holing at leg gully. He departed on 23 which beat his previous lowest score in this series that he made in the first innings of the match (80).However, Wade’s presence kept Australia’s hopes alive but the final wickets fell in a rush after his dismissal.Wade made considerable partnerships with Mitchell Marsh, captain Tim Paine and Pat Cummins as it looked like he might come close to emulating Ben Stokes’ heroics at Headingley. He saw out a particularly fiery spell from Jofra Archer on his way to his century.Marsh got a reprieve early in his innings when Chris Woakes overstepped a delivery that he had nicked to gully. Marsh was on six at the time off 20 deliveries. He went on to face 45 balls more before falling to England captain Joe Root due a rather loose shot just before tea.Tim Paine then joined Wade in the middle but could last only 34 balls. He fell to Jack Leach with umpire Kumar Dharmasena thinking long and hard before raising his fingers. Paine reviewed the decision unsuccessfully.Archer then cranked up his speeds and aggression with long stares on follow-throughs reserved for his Hobart Hurricanes captain Wade. He hit speeds north of 90mph regularly in the eight-over spell, even bowling the fastest ball of the series at 95.6mph. However, it was not enough as Wade saw through the spell.Wade gave away a few big chances after crossing over into three digits but England got the breakthrough in the form of Pat Cummins.Broad got him off the last ball of the 71st over and Root seemingly dismissed Wade off the very next ball. But Wade reviewed the decision successfully and bought more time.Root got him eventually three overs later. Wade advanced forward but missed the delivery completely and Jonny Bairstow made no mistake in whipping off the bails. Jack Leach then got the final two wickets off consecutive balls in the next over.Australia have thus not been able to record a first series win in England since 2001 but they retain The Ashes by virtue of them winning the previous series between the two sides in 2018.Brief scores: England 294 (Jos Buttler 70, Joe Root 57; Mitchell Marsh 5/46) & 329 (Joe Denly 94, Ben Stokes 67; Nathan Lyon 4/69) vs Australia 225 (Steve Smith 80, Marnus Labuschagne 48; Jofra Archer 6/62) & 263 (Matthew Wade 117, Mitchell Marsh 24; Jack Leach 4/49) England win by 136 runs. IANS Also Read: Matthew Wade’s Unbeaten 60 Keeps Australia Alive at Final Ashes Test Also Watch: Kumarpara Murder Incident: Guwahati Police announces cash award of Rs 25,000last_img read more

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Panthers register win as LIMACOL football continues

first_img… Quarter-finals on tonight TIMEHRI Panthers ended the group stage of the 2019 LIMACOL football tournament with a 1-0 win over Black Pearl FC, as the preliminary round concluded Friday evening.Tyrone Khan in the 20th minute did the damage for the Timehri Panthers who now move into the next round. Riddim Squad, who were also scheduled for action, gained a walkover over Beacon.In the latest standings, the Santos U-20 finish atop Group A with three wins from three games and goal difference of 7 while second-place Timheri Panthers finish with two wins and one loss  for a total of five points and a zero difference. Black Pearl and Camptown FC have ended with a point each.In the B group Fruta U-20 finished with nine points after three wins from three games and a goal difference of 14 while the second-place of the group belonged to Buxton Stars who have one win, one draw and one loss for a total of four points and a negative-six goal difference.GFC sit third with three points with one win and two losses from the maximum number of games and a goal difference of -2 while Northern Rangers have a negative-six goal difference and one point from three games with two losses and a draw.Group C ended with Riddim Squad atop with three wins from three games and a total of nine points while second-placed GT Panthers have the same number of points from three games (two wins and a loss) and a negative-one goal difference. Beacon have one point and a negative goal difference after one win and one draw from their two games while Pouderoyen have one point from their three games (one win) and a negative-four goal difference.  In the Group D, Pele lead the way with two wins and a draw on seven points with a goal difference of seven while Mahaica Determinators sit second, just one point behind with two wins and a loss and one goal difference. In third, Dynamics Football Club have four points after one win, one loss and one draw with a negative-one goal difference while Police B end the tournament winless and with a goal difference of negative-seven.Meanwhile quarter-final matches are billed for this evening with Santos U-20 taking on Buxton Stars and Pele playing GT Panthers.last_img read more

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Senate mulls request for speaker funds

first_imgIn hopes of bringing a high-profile speaker to campus this semester, Program Board’s Speakers Committee requested $7,000 in addition to their allocated budget from USC’s Undergraduate Student Government at Tuesday night’s Senate meeting.USG could not reveal the name of the speaker they were negotiating with because of contractual obligations.Beibei Bai, director of the Speakers Committee, presented a proposal to the Senate, which has the capacity to finance the event with money from its allocations fund. Program Board will supply the majority of the money needed for the event, but the Speakers Committee budget is not sufficient enough to completely fund the speaker’s visit, Bai said.“My job is to bring speakers on campus, but speakers tend to be very expensive if they’re big enough to draw a crowd,” Bai said. “With my budget, I have to plan at least eight events a year, so I have a very limited budget to plan events, so it happens very often that we request money from USG.”The Speakers Committee plans events throughout the year and allocates portions of its budget as each event materializes, Bai said. In terms of this speaker, the committee has been planning the visit since the beginning of the year, but using a majority of its budget to fund the event would prevent the committee from hosting other quality events for the year, she added.Several assemblies from Program Board will likely contribute portions of their individual budgets and additional programming ideas to this event. Program Board officials hope to encourage co-sponsorship of events between assemblies and student groups this year, said Joseph Zuniga, executive director of Program Board.“Speakers [Committee] is one of those that gets a high volume for co-sponsorships because it’s across the board,” Zuniga said.The reputation of the proposed speaker for this event had a positive impression on many senators at Tuesday night’s meeting. But some, like Residential Senator Sam Nagar and Commuter Senator Jean Doh, said they wanted to ensure Bai and the Speakers Committee had considered other funding options before coming to the Senate.Although the Speakers Committee could ask other Program Board assemblies for a larger portion of their finances or seek help from a sponsor outside of USC, Bai said she avoided taking either of these routes in order to preserve other assemblies’ budgets and to ensure the event would remain free for USC students.“It’s not an outlandish request,” Bai said. “We’re not asking USG to fund it. We’re asking for additional support.”Zuniga said he hopes the Senate approves the funds for the event, primarily because doing so would foster further collaboration between the legislative and programming branches of USG.“When we try to bring speakers, it’s helpful sometimes to go to the Senate for a number of reasons. Senators are a voice of the large constituency,” he said. “To co-program an event like this is important to us, and I think it kind of bridges a gap between legislative and programming, and I really like it for that reason.”The Senate will vote on the funding proposal next week.last_img read more

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Big East invites Villanova to become 9th football member

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr Commentscenter_img After a summer in which the stability of the Big East conference came into question, the conference may have found some reinforcement. Last week, the Big East asked Villanova to make the jump from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Wildcats, already a member of the Big East in all sports except football, are looking into the idea of becoming the ninth football team in the conference. The news comes after a summer in which the future of the Big East was up in the air. The Big Ten conference’s expansion plans spurred rumors of multiple Big East teams making the jump, which could have triggered the collapse of the Big East. Now it seems as if the conference can become even stronger than it was before the summer by adding a new member — albeit, a familiar member. ‘That would be a tremendous addition for us to have the ninth member come right from within,’ Connecticut head coach Randy Edsall said in the Big East coaches’ teleconference Monday. ‘It would make things a lot easier for the whole Big East conference, as a whole. For all sports, not just football.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text While the offer is there for Villanova’s taking, it’s still no guarantee the Wildcats will join the conference. The process of moving from FCS to FBS is difficult and takes a lot of commitment from the university. It also takes a lot of money. The NCAA requires all FBS teams to have a paid or actual attendance of 15,000 for all home games. Villanova Stadium, where the Wildcats currently play, holds 12,500. ‘As you might suspect, this is a complex issue, which entails many dimensions — both quantitative and qualitative,’ Villanova athletic director Vince Nicastro told the Philadelphia Daily News on Sept. 9. ‘While we will move forward on this as quickly as possible, it is critical that all of those dimensions are vetted thoroughly prior to making any final decision.’ If Villanova is to accept the Big East’s invitation, it would still likely have to wait until 2014 to become a member of the conference. Per NCAA rules, a FCS team has to go through a two-year provisional period before becoming a full-time FBS member. This can give the Wildcats enough time to plan out all of the upgrades the program needs to make, along with giving head coach Andy Talley some time to recruit for an FBS program. One possible option for a new home for the Wildcats is PPL Park, current home to Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. The stadium, which is located in Chester, Pa., has a capacity of 18,500. In addition, Villanova will likely need to look into upgrading its training facilities and will have to add scholarships to the program as well. It’s a process Edsall went through with UConn, as he took the Huskies into the FBS as an I-A Independent in 2000 and then into the Big East in 2004. It wasn’t until UConn’s fourth season as an FBS team that it finished with a winning record. Villanova, ranked No. 2 in the most recent FCS coaches’ poll, has had its share of success at the lower level. The Wildcats won the FCS championship last season and defeated FBS team Temple by a field goal. This season, Villanova had the Owls on the ropes again before losing 31-24. Still, the highest level of college football is a different animal. Just ask Edsall. ‘I think the biggest thing is just to make sure you have the resources in play to be able to do the things that you need to do from a facilities standpoint, from a stadium standpoint,’ Edsall said. ‘I think those were the biggest two things we had. And also, to make sure that you have the finances available to be able to go out and recruit. ‘You know, Villanova’s in a nice area there, where there’s a lot of good football around them in a short driving distance.’ Heisman candidate Lewis struggling There were no stop signs in the prolific freshman season for Pittsburgh running back Dion Lewis a year ago. There was hardly a speed bump. But now he’s enduring a sophomore slump. A year after rushing for 1,799 yards and 17 touchdowns, Lewis is struggling to find his stride. Through two games, Lewis has just 102 yards rushing on 35 carries (2.9 yards per carry). He was held to 75 yards on 25 carries by a talented Utah defense in a Week 1 loss. This past week, it was New Hampshire of the FCS that held him to just 27 yards on 10 carries. To put it in perspective, his career-low rushing total in his freshman year was 79 yards against Navy. He was held under four yards per carry just once in 2009. It’s already happened twice in 2010. ‘I think it’s a little bit (of a) combination between three new offensive linemen (and) a new tight end, and defenses zeroing in on him,’ Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt said in the Big East coaches teleconference Monday. ‘I think teams have been more one-sided and said, ‘This is what we’re going to stop, and if you can beat us doing the other things, go ahead.’ ‘ Big man on campus WR Mohamed Sanu Sophomore Rutgers (2-0) Last Week: 1-for-1, 24 yards, TD, nine carries, 44 yards, TD, four receptions, 25 yards Sanu did it all for Rutgers on Saturday against Florida International. For the Scarlet Knights’ sake, it’s a good thing he did. The quarterback threw a 24-yard pass to tight end D.C. Jefferson in the second quarter to put Rutgers up a field goal. Then in the fourth quarter, with the Scarlet Knights trailing by a point, the running back broke off a 24-yard touchdown run out of the Wildcat formation. It proved to be the difference in a 19-14 win. The quarterback. The running back. The wide receiver. It was all the same player for the Scarlet Knights Saturday. Said Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano: ‘What you can’t coach is his athleticism, his toughness, his desire to play the game, his will to prepare.’ mcooperj@syr.edulast_img read more

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