Rabac Open Air is another proof that quality content is imperative for destination development

first_imgBased on an excellent and successful concept, Poreč Open Air, the second Rabac Open Air it attracted more than thirty thousand people, which took place in twelve different locations in 76 days and proved to be excellent quality content.Valamar, in cooperation with the City of Labin and the Labin-Rabac Tourist Board, as well as the company MPG, the organizer of the festival, organized an excellent and important quality content in a tourist destination in Rabac this year as well. Tourists and locals were delighted with many concerts, costumed entertainers, lots of music and laughter, and excellent films under the stars marked the summer in Rabac, and the size of the project says enough that 116 hours of music marked the summer in Rabac. “The concept of the festival provides a variety of entertainment for all generations, so all festival programs were very well attended. All the feedback we have received from foreign and domestic visitors is very positive and commendable and that is why we need to continue in the same direction with small changes to offer our guests something new every year. With its almost daily program, Rabac Open Air definitely influenced the quality of entertainment and changed the perception of Rabac as a small place where little happens.”, Said Radmila Paliska Kos, director of the Labin-Rabac Tourist Board.By the way, the Rabac Open Air program was divided into four categories and took place at several locations during June, July and August. In fifteen different programs, the organizers prepared as many as 66 events in which 160 domestic and foreign performers participated. With the aim of further enriching the content, this year the excellent cooperation with the program partners, the organizers of the Labin Art Republika festival, continued. Interesting events in nearby Labin further complemented the Special Events program and connected Labin and Rabac through a variety of content in the form of the Shpeena Dox Documentary Film Festival, a night tour of the Old Town of Labin on Tuesdays and a beautiful event in Spina, the Labin Jazz Festival.On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, visitors enjoyed the Open Air Cinema and eighteen in the park below the Valamar Sanfior Hotel.  free screenings of family and animated films as part of the Cinema and Theater program, and Saturday was reserved for Istra Inspirit, a popular stage-educational attraction. Tuesday during the summer months was a day for Circus in the City within the Street Performance program, while for the youngest this year Sunday was a favorite day, a day reserved for the interactive program Princess Ball.Quality, diverse and authentic content is imperativeIf we want to increase tourist spending, to have better quality guests, then it can certainly no longer offer only the sun and the sea. Quality, diverse and authentic content is imperative. Apart from the fact that guests have something to do in the destination through various facilities, apart from swimming, we directly raise the overall satisfaction of tourists with the destination, as well as increase tourist consumption, and thus the profile of guests. Not only in the financial context but with targeted content we target a specific target group that is attracted to the destination by active vacation, culture, entertainment, etc.… Of course, first and foremost we need to know which tourism product we build and for whom, and only then work on strategic destination development through the offer, service, arrangement and contents.In the end, we should certainly praise and emphasize the communication on social networks, which took place in English.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Parkland, Florida Tragedy

first_img Flag Order,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement regarding the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.“Frances and I are heartbroken by the tragedy in Florida and join with all Pennsylvanians in mourning the loss of innocent lives. We are praying for the victims and their loved ones and honoring the law enforcement and citizen heroes who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others.“Our children deserve to go to school without fearing for their lives and parents should be confident their kids will be safe after they leave for school each morning. And our country deserves elected leaders with the courage to act.“Our country must come together to stop this senseless violence and loss of life. It begins by putting aside political differences and taking real action to keep people safe.”The Governor ordered the Commonwealth flag at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff, effective immediately. This order is to mark respect for the victims of the attack at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Thursday, February 15, 2018, until sunset February 19, 2018. Per an order from the White House, the United States flag should also be lowered immediately and until sunset February 19, 2018.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. February 15, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Statement on Parkland, Florida Tragedylast_img read more

Gov. Wolf: More Pennsylvanians to Benefit from Rental and Mortgage Relief Programs

first_img Economy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced today the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is improving the COVID Relief Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grant Program to help more renters and homeowners remain in their homes. Effective Oct. 17, landlords and mortgagees will have a new option to reach agreements with renters and homeowners for repayment of rent and mortgage payments above the program’s $750 monthly cap. The program previously required them to forgive the balance of the payment.Earlier this week the governor signed an executive order extending the application deadline to Nov. 4.“We cannot allow thousands of families to become homeless because of the pandemic,” said Gov. Wolf. “Improving the program and giving people more time to apply will help families to stay in their homes. That will reduce the strain on social services and help landlords to pay their mortgages.“These are positive steps, but we still need a larger solution. I continue to urge the legislature to fix the program’s other flaws so more struggling families have a place to live.”The program has been helping fewer renters and homeowners than intended. Under the new guidance, landlords can still forgive the balance of rent and mortgage payment above $750, but creating the option to enter into repayment agreements with tenants and homeowners, and therefore recoup balance of payments, should encourage more participation in the relief program.The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress in March, provided $3.9 billion for Pennsylvania. As part of Pennsylvanian’s response to the pandemic, the governor signed legislation in May directing $175 million of the CARES funds to PHFA to provide $150 million for rental assistance and $25 million for mortgage assistance.Governor Tom Wolf has repeatedly urged the General Assembly to remove the barriers so more Pennsylvanians can qualify.The governor’s proposal would:Raise the $750 monthly cap on rent relief to at least 130% of HUD limits – In some parts of the state rent payments exceed $750 a month, therefore landlords decline to participate, leaving tenants without payment assistance.Eliminate the requirement that households be 30 days behind on rent to be eligible for assistance – The requirement creates an unfair burden on applicants who prioritize rent and mortgage payments over paying for food, medicine or other bills.Eliminate verification that applicants applied for unemployment compensation – The added administrative step creates unnecessary processing delays of applications and availability of assistance.“Program changes are still needed to keep people in their homes, but in the meantime, these changes will let more people get rental assistance and avoid eviction,” said Gov. Wolf. “I continue to urge the General Assembly to make changes to allow more affected residents to qualify because, now more than ever, all Pennsylvanians need and deserve an affordable and safe place to live.”The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention halted some rental evictions nationwide until Dec. 31; however, some tenants and all homeowners are still at risk. October 13, 2020 Gov. Wolf: More Pennsylvanians to Benefit from Rental and Mortgage Relief Programscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

No reason to celebrate

first_imgSWISS Federal Railways’ sesquicentenary celebrations this summer were marred by a series of unhappy events ranging from the suicide of Personnel Director Jean-Pierre Kalin on July 29 to a clutch of failures by the high-profile Cisalpino tilting trains. Arguments over who should take responsibility for the Cisalpino problems spawned much adverse media comment and have not helped SBB in its attempts to mobilise public support at a time when it is embattled with politicians over its future status.Widespread civil engineering work for the Bahn 2000 programme and reconstruction of sections of the Bern-Llast_img read more

Affordable coastal Queenslander hits the market

first_imgThe modern kitchen now features a butler’s pantry. Picture: Supplied.“We redid the laundry, we renovated the walk-in wardrobe and we put in a butler’s pantry, which is my pride and joy,” Mrs Mifsud said. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“We also did a few other minor things like polish the floorboards.” Set across two-levels, the home has a lounge room on the ground floor, along with three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom and a laundry. The living area opens to the front deck. Picture: Supplied.“Sitting on the balcony and getting those nice cool breezes on a warm day is so nice,” she said. “I also love being able to walk around the corner for a coffee by the water. It’s a really friendly here, and nice and close to everything.” Mrs Mifsud said the property would suit all types of buyers and, with some work downstairs, it could even work as a dual occupancy home. One of the three decks at 71 Mein Street, Scarborough. Picture: Supplied.STROLL to the local cafes for a coffee or wander down to the beach from this renovated Queenslander in Scarborough. The two-storey property with pool at 71 Mein St has been recently freshened up and is back on the market. Owners Jennifer and Robin Mifsud bought the home two years ago for its location and charm.“It has a nice feel and a bit of character about it,” Mrs Mifsud said. Since purchasing, the couple have added their own touch to the home. center_img The rear deck overlooks the inground swimming pool. Picture: Supplied.There are front and back decks on this level, with the rear one overlooking the inground swimming pool and backyard. Internal stairs lead up to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, which flows out to a covered deck. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and there is a second bathroom on this level. Mrs Mifsud said her favourite part of the home, apart from her cherished butler’s pantry, was the upstairs balcony. last_img read more

Denmark, South Korea to Cooperate on E-Navigation

first_imgIllustration; Image Courtesy: BahriDenmark and South Korea have decided to expand their cooperation to maritime navigation.As informed, the two countries will jointly collaborate in the field of digitalization.This entails the promotion of e-navigation and the development of advanced technologies that will be used by autonomous vessels, according to South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.Kim Young-choon, South Korea’s Minister of Oceans and Fisheries and Brian Mikkelsen, Denmark’s Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, signed an amendment to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Seoul on February 23.The MOU for the maritime cooperation between the countries was signed in May 2012 and it will now encompass artificial intelligence and big data as well.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Mrs. Flossie E. (Woodruff) Lock

first_imgMrs. Flossie E. (Woodruff) Lock, age 104, of Columbus, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, was born October 6, 1914 in the family home in Switzerland County, Indiana. She was the first of ten children of Thurman and Lela (Webster) Woodruff. She married Chester “Chet” Lock June 29, 1932, in Vevay, Indiana. Flossie and Chet had two daughters Mary Elizabeth Krall (deceased) and Betty Christman of Columbus, Indiana. Flossie was a member of Fredonia Baptist Church for 35 years, which was near the family farm, “The Old Lock Farm” on Tapp’s Ridge near Vevay, Indiana. After leaving the farm they moved to Madison, Indiana. Flossie worked and retired from the Madison State Hospital after 20 years of service. In 1995 Flossie and Chet moved to Columbus, Indiana. After Chet’s death in 2003, Flossie joined the Quilts of Valor in 2005. She made quilts for wounded soldiers which she continued for 10 years. Flossie sold her home in 2014 and moved to her daughter’s home where she remained. She deeply loved her family and faithful friends were priceless to her. She always tried to see the bright side and tried to encourage everyone. Flossie passed away at 1:37 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019, at her residence.Survivors, her daughter, Betty Christman of Columbus, IN; her grandchildren, Kenneth (Linda) Krall of Osgood, IN, Terry (Diane) Krall of Carmel, IN, Michael Krall of Osgood, IN, Susan (Terry) Grammer of Columbus, IN, Bob (Shari) Christman of Columbus, IN, Sharon (Jerry) Wilson of Columbus, IN, Bridgett Guard of IN; her 15 great-grandchildren; her 19-great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Falba Bradley of Rising Sun, IN; her brother, Leonidas “Bud” Woodruff of Aurora, IN and her son-in-law, Norris Krall of Osgood, IN.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter; her son-in-law, Larry Christman; her 2-brothers and her 4-sisters.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 15, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Wayne Daugherty at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Fredonia Baptist Church or Mary Krall Memorial Fund % Kenny Krall. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Florida man becomes trapped in store after trying to steal a Pepsi

first_imgA Polk County man is now behind bars after he attempted to steal a Pepsi from a convenience store and became trapped inside the establishment by the clerk.The incident occurred last week at a convenience store in Mulberry, Florida.According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect 49-year-old Gabriel Tillman, walked into the store, grabbed a the drink and attempted to leave without purchasing it. A quick acting clerk, however, remotely locked the doors of the store and prevented Tillman from leaving.Instead of admitting defeat, surveillance video shows Tillman hip checking and bull rushing the door repeatedly in an attempt to get out before picking up a fire extinguisher and trying to use that to break down the door. Eventually the clerk released the doors and Tillman fled the scene.Authorities were able to locate Tillman two blocks away drinking the stolen Pepsi. He was then arrested and taken to the Polk County jail on theft charges.last_img read more

Cricket News Pakistan Cricket Board Invites South Africa, Ireland For Limited Overs Games In Country

first_imgNew Delhi: With Pakistan successfully hosting Sri Lanka for ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals recently in the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board have decided to invite more teams to the country in the wake of the improving security situation. Following Sri Lanka’s tour for games in Karachi and Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board have invited South Africa and Ireland for limited overs series next year while at the same time, they are also trying to convince Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to play the Test series which are part of the ICC World Test Championship also at home.”The Board is confident that it will be hosting at least four foreign teams in a span of five to six months next year after it invited South Africa and Ireland to tour Pakistan for limited over series. South Africa is a top team while Ireland also carry substantial influence in the ICC so the PCB believes if these two teams come to Pakistan early next year it will pave the way open for even Australia, England and New Zealand to send their teams soon,” a PCB source said.Despite security not proving to be an issue, top Sri Lankan players like Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal decided to skip the tour on safety grounds. This invited severe criticism from Pakistan’s politicians with some of them accusing India of arm-twisting tactics. Despite the absence of star players, Sri Lanka whitewashed Pakistan, the number one ranked T20I side 3-0 despite losing the ODIs 2-0. South Africa have not toured Pakistan since 2007 while this could be Ireland’s first tour to Pakistan.Teams like Australia, England and New Zealand have not toured the country for a very long time. In the wake of the deteriorating security situation, England have not gone to Pakistan since 2005 while Australia’s last tour was in 1998. New Zealand had travelled to Pakistan in 2002 for a Test series but a terror attack in Karachi saw their tour being cancelled and their last tour was in 2004. International cricket stopped coming to Pakistan following the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March 1, 2009. Many Sri Lankan players were hurt and for six years, Pakistan were forced to play their ‘home’ games in the UAE.Also Read | Explained! Why Pakistan, The No.1 Twenty20 Side In The World Is Undergoing A Massive SlumpZimbabwe became the first team to tour Pakistan in 2015 for three ODIs. This was followed by tours by teams like ICC World XI, West Indies, Sri Lanka and the successful hosting of the Pakistan Super League Twenty20. Sri Lanka last played a Test in Pakistan in 2009 on that ill-fated tour while Bangladesh have not played a Test in Pakistan since 2003, which has been their only tour of the country in their cricketing history. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse football safety Chauncey Scissum becomes seventh player to leave program this offseason

first_img Published on December 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse safety Chauncey Scissum has been granted his release and will transfer from Syracuse for his fifth year of eligibility, he announced on Instagram Friday night. He’s the seventh player to leave following Dino Babers’ first season as head coach.“This decision was not an easy one,” he said in the post. “I had to make a tough decision for betterment of self. I am extremely thankful for my family and their continued motivation and support.”Scissum, a redshirt junior, played in just six games this season for SU, recording one assisted tackle against Connecticut. It was a drop off from 2015 when he played in all 12 games, starting seven.Last April, Scissum and defensive back teammate Corey Winfield were stabbed on South Campus, allegedly by former Syracuse player Naesean Howard. Howard has been charged in connection with the case and his trial date has been set for Feb. 21, 2017.Winfield announced his intent to transfer on Nov. 29.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more