UHPA and DHT days are not in Vinkovci and Osijek, but in Slavonia

first_imgThus, it will be held from March 21-23.03.2019, XNUMX in Vinkovci UHPA Days, and from October 02 to 05, 2019, the Days of Croatian Tourism will be held in Osijek. It is important to emphasize that the mentioned events will be held in Slavonia for the first time. The opportunity to finally tell a positive story, not only about everything it currently offers, believe me many will be positively surprised if not shocked, but show how ready it is for more serious investments, as well as boldly step into year-round continental tourism. Whoever came to Slavonia for the first time was delighted with everything he saw, and saw only a small part of the whole story. And not only that, but the level of enthusiasm was far above expectations.  It has all the predispositions and potentials, regardless of the fact that it is at the “beginning” of development and that the real investment development has yet to begin, and now is the time to show it all. In 2019, Slavonia has a historic opportunity to tell its tourist story in front of the whole of Croatia, both to the professional and the general public. But let’s get back to the beginning of the story. Days of Croatian Tourism and Days of UHPA are not in Osijek and Vinkovci, but in Slavonia. Of course all of the above is great form, but the content is always the most important. It’s all up to us. There are no excuses this time. It is pointless to emphasize that it is necessary to define the Slavonia brand as one tourist destination, and not five Slavonian counties, each of which “develops” tourism and its own tourist products. Now is the opportunity, when if not now? Synergy, synergy, synergy… Here is one test: Try to list all five Slavonian counties? The UHPA and DHT Days are an opportunity for the entire destination to be shown and presented. To delight all partners and to be impressed by the entire tourist offer of Slavonia after the UHPA Day.  I could write a book on this topic, but I will only build on one fact. In Vinkovci, Vukovar and other cities, I talked to several people about tourism, where, among other things, it was pointed out that Osijek has a great advantage of having an airport. Wrong, Slavonia has an airport in Osijek and an air connection to Europe and the world. Everyone looks only at themselves and within their boundaries. From Osijek airport to Vukovar is 15 minutes by car or 25 minutes to Vinkovci. Thus, Slavonia has an airport, excellent road and rail connections with Zagreb, and even across the Danube through the river European “highway”. To say: “WOW, this Slavonia is a miracle. Well here we can organize dozens of programs”And yes, Slavonia is a miracle with incredible tourist potentials, but first we have to be aware of them ourselves and we have to show them, that’s why agencies come to Slavonia. Of course, in three days, with our internal meetings and workshops, we can not conduct them throughout the destination, but that is why all key players must be present and show through video and photo materials who we are and what we offer. Give them materials to design dozens of tourism programs, which they will promote and sell. What frustrates me and why I am writing this article, referring to the title, is that there is a chronic lack of synergies throughout the destination. It is fascinating that the day before UHPA Day, many tourism workers do not even know that UHPA is coming to Slavonia. And even less that they should be present there. Why? Precisely to take advantage of this positive moment and media focus towards Slavonia thanks to DHT. To take them out of their shoes, of course in a positive sense, to offer them dozens of tourist products, all contacts, show at least digitally all the key components of a tourist product, from museums, restaurants, wineries, etc.… to sailing the beautiful blue Danube.  Of course, the mentioned cities are part of Slavonia, but the whole story must be viewed through the prism of promoting Slavonia as a destination, not individual destinations, because then no one will profit in the long run and everything will quickly fall into oblivion. Everything that is one-time also has a short-term effect. It’s hard, isn’t it? And now imagine asking that question to a foreign tourist. Funny. Vukovar-Srijem or Osijek-Baranja County represents absolutely nothing in the tourist aspect in Croatia, let alone in foreign markets. The UHPA Days event is a great opportunity for the whole of Slavonia to present its tourist offer to travel agencies and to introduce agents and representatives of travel agencies directly to its travel story on the spot. It is travel agencies that sell tourist packages, promote tourist destinations and ultimately bring in a good portion of tourists. This is extremely important especially in the case of Slavonia, as well as continental tourism, where we do not have a secure tourist base as at sea. This year will certainly be a big positive turning point for Slavonia, as the UHPA Days and the Days of Croatian Tourism will be held in Slavonia, a tourist brand, development strategy will be defined and the best possible marketing campaign will be held. On the other hand, DHT will gather the entire profession in Osijek, more than 1000 tourist workers, and many will come to Slavonia for the first time. Thus, DHT in Slavonia, apart from the professional part, will be the largest and best possible marketing campaign in Slavonia in history. Before, during and after DHT, hundreds of articles and publications about the tourist story of Slavonia will be generated. If we add up the media reach and media value of the same, we will come to a huge budget for advertising that Slavonia does not have, and the question is whether it will ever have it and invest it in the future. And they will get everything for free. It is an opportunity not to be missed and now there is a great responsibility on the whole destination, how and what story it will tell. Unfortunately, there is still no synergy, nor is there any market development. At least for now. Those tourist destinations, which are engaged in market development, are growing and developing. We live in a global world and participate in global market competition, where market laws govern. If we continue to only politicize and not deal with market development, we do not have a bright future, especially not in Slavonia. The market does not ask or pity anyone, but rewards those who struggle, who are creative, proactive, innovative and different from others. Synergy is the first precondition for growth and development, and the first opportunity is tomorrow when the UHPA Days begin.  Slavonia has everything in the palm of its hand and the opportunity to tell its own story. On the other hand, I responsibly claim that the development of tourism is the salvation for Slavonia to start other industries and start telling a positive story. The power of tourism lies in the fact that it is not one industry, but connects various industries vertically and horizontally. And capital goes where it is desirable and where the business climate is positive. Can tourism start agriculture? It can and must. Of course with hundreds of small family farms, which support tourism, not one “Agrokor”. Then the family farms in rural areas have a safe and stable “cash flow” and the basis for growth. Can tourism stop emigration? It can and must. Can it start the construction sector? It can and must. Of course, if we cleverly arrange the whole story around the tourist mosaic, and not encourage tourism through tourism, which is currently the case. But it’s a broader story for another topic as well, but I hope you understand my intention. The main question is just what story Slavonia will tell, will it make good use of this opportunity and most importantly, after all, bravely and proactively move forward and use the media focus that is already there and that is yet to be generated? Also, we are finally working on defining the brand of Slavonia, where all five Slavonian counties will finally have one cap and one brand – Slavonia. All these are the main elements of the Initiative for DHT to be held in Slavonia for the first time, as well as for MINT and CNTB to dedicate a much greater focus to Slavonia, both financially and promotionally. Not one destination, but the whole of Slavonia. Synergy and one brand are key. On the other hand, so far, according to my information, only one meeting has been held on the topic of DHT in Slavonia !? The campaign for DHT in Slavonia should have already started, officially communicated the date (from 02 to 05 October 2019), which is not the case, the framework program, the list of accommodation capacities, etc., not to mention the defined brand Slavonia, website, ie. digital platform, tourist offer and a whole new campaign and the story of Slavonia. Slavonia, wake up. This is an opportunity not to be missed.last_img read more

‘No assurance Luzon pork now free from ASF virus’

first_img“We have 200percent surplus so even if we ban pork products from Luzon we will besustained. We have sources from Cebu and Cagayan,” Tabuada said. Extending the banon Luzon pork would be prudent, he said, to protect Iloilo’s swine industry. “We will study,together with our governor, on how long the ban would be based on the updatefrom the Department of Agriculture,” Tabuada said. But for thegovernor to make a sound decision on the possible extension of the temporaryban, Tabuada said his office would be requesting for updates from theDepartment of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry on the ASF situation inLuzon and other areas. There is no knownvaccine against ASF yet. According to the National Meat Inspection Service(NMIS), death is certain. Pigs die in a span of two to 10 days upon affliction. Tabuada assuredconsumers that despite the ban Iloilo remains sufficient in pork supply. Tabuada said thePVO is making sure ASF won’t enter the province. Entry points are beingmonitored such as seaports and airports. Oct. 22 last year,Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. issued Executive Order No. 159-A temporarily banningfor 90 days pork from the Luzon provinces of Rizal and Bulacan and countriespositive for the disease (Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Luxembourg,Belgium, Bulgaria, Moldova, Czech Republic, South Africa, Zambia, Mongolia,Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, South Korea,China and its special administrative region Hong Kong). ASF is a highlycontagious viral disease that affects pigs. It causes them to have high feverand lose appetite. It also causes hemorrhages in the skin and internal organs. ASF is notconsidered a human health threat. However, humans can become carriers of thevirus once tainted pork is ingested or if people get close to the infectedmeat, according to the NMIS. The virus can alsosurvive even if the meat has been processed or canned, it added. ILOILO – There isstill no assurance that pork and pork products from Luzon are now free from theAfrican swine fever (ASF) virus, according to Dr. Darel Tabuada of theProvincial Veterinary Office (PVO). The provincialgovernment has also intensified its ASF information dissemination to thepublic, particularly the hog raisers, said Tabuada. (With a report from the Philippine News Agency/PN)last_img read more

Elvin Frazee

first_imgAt the age of 89, he passed away on Friday, December, 2018.  Elvin was proceeded in death by Flora-Wife, Joseph-Son, Frederick and Malvia May Frazee-Parents, Kenneth Frazee-Brother, Kathryn Robinette-Sister, and Loretta Yates-Sister. Elvin has held many titles in his life, (Coach, Sunday school teacher, Father, Husband and Friend). At age 36, he asked Jesus Christ to come into his heart to help guide him and help him with his responsibilities of life.  At age 8, Elvin became a faithful Cincinnati Reds fan, following them for 80 years.  He was passionate about attending all his boys sporting events and was their #1 fan. He himself played basketball and softball throughout the years.  He was an avid gardener and loved to fish whenever he could.  Those who had the opportunity to know Elvin experienced a kind, generous man who truly cared about others!! Elvin Frazee, born July 9th, 1929 in Losantville, Indiana to Fred and Malvia May Frazee.  Elvin attended Union School in College Corner, Ohio/Indiana, graduating in the class of 1948. Elvin often told stories of growing up in a small town, finding things to do, some of which they were told not to do, like heading down to the creek to swim and fish. He met a young lady in College Corner, Flora Pace and they married March 11, 1950. Elvin and Flora had 4 boys, Jerry (Pam) Frazee, from Liberty, Indiana, James (Tammy) from West Harrison, Indiana, Joseph (stillborn) and Larry (Kathie) Frazee from Woodburn, Indiana. Elvin has 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one older sister, Nellie Copes from Tennessee and several nieces and nephews.center_img Elvin’s memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. this coming Saturday (January 5th) at the Trinity Holiness church which is located on the north side of Union School in West College Corner. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, Brookville, is honored to serve the family of Elvin Frazee.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.last_img read more

List of changes proposed by NCAA rules committee

first_imgAfter the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee met over the past three days in Indianapolis, several proposals for rule changes have been made.Most notably, the reduction of the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 seconds should potentially help improve the pace of play, which has been a common cause for concern among coaches, media members and fans.“We looked at the survey regarding all of these issues and maybe the shot clock in particular,” said chair of the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee Rick Byrd, “and well over 60 percent of coaches were in favor of the reduction of the shot clock and that had some impact on that decision.”The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel must approve the proposals when the panel discusses them via conference call on June 8 before they become official.“Writing rules is not always easy, and there’s a lot of people in the room with different viewpoints,” Byrd said. “But the way this committee came together to try and do what’s best for our game is pretty impressive to me.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on May 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Other proposed rule changes also include:– Number of timeouts reduced from five to four, with no more than three being carried over into the second half– Team timeouts within 30 seconds prior to media timeouts will become media timeouts with the exception of the first team timeout in second half– Restricted-area arc moved from three feet to four feet– Eliminating coach-called live ball timeouts– Ten-second backcourt timer will not reset with timeout– Hanging on rim technical foul reduced to one shot– Elimination of five-second closely guarded– Allow pregame warmup dunking– Allowing officials to review a potential shot clock violation on the monitor on made field goals throughout the entire game– Allowing officials to penalize faking fouls during the use of video to review a possible flagrant foul Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett shares ACC Rookie of the Week honors

first_imgOshae Brissett earned Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honors after a strong two games for Syracuse (18-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) this past week. Brissett shared the honor with Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter.The 6-foot-8 freshman starred last Wednesday for the Orange in a losing effort. While the Orange fell to North Carolina State, 74-70, Brissett torched the Wolfpack for a game-high 25 points. That came with a season-best-tying 4-for-7 from beyond the arc and a season-best-tying three steals.On Saturday in Coral Gables, Florida, Brissett helped SU bounce back on the road. Syracuse defeated Miami, 62-55, as the forward tallied the 10th double-double of his SU career. His final statline included 16 points, 12 rebounds and two more made 3s.Overall, Brissett shot 6-for-13 from 3-point land in two games last week, an improvement from the beginning of the season that has diversified his offensive profile.Hunter, the Cavaliers redshirt freshman, put up 22 points in UVA’s defeat of Miami last Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse is back in action Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome against No. 10 North Carolina. Comments Published on February 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Brandon Ingram expects to play Wednesday at OKC, but Lonzo Ball is doubtful

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers (15-28) blemishes were all on display in their 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday. They looked lost without their two young leaders and it’s clear they need the duo to on the court to have sustained success defensively.“Obviously, we want them both back,” Walton said following a light practice at Chesapeake Arena, “but, we’ll take one for now. Like we say, it’s other people’s job to step up when guys go down.”Ball continues to be hobbled by the sore left knee he first experienced after the Lakers win at Dallas on Saturday, while Ingram has missed the last six quarters with a sprained left ankle.Ingram has averaged 16.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in his second season. After going through Tuesday’s practice, he said he expected to play against the Thunder.“Obviously I’ll see how it feels in the morning,” he said, “but I feel confident about tomorrow.” OKLAHOMA CITY – Brandon Ingram was back on the court Tuesday, participating in full court drills, running sprints and generally setting the stage for him to return to the Lakers lineup Wednesday against the Thunder.Lonzo Ball is an entirely different matter.“He didn’t practice today,” coach Luke Walton said of the rookie point guard, “so I wouldn’t expect him to play tomorrow.”Ball is listed as doubtful to play against the Thunder, while all signs are pointing to Ingram making his return. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Ingram’s return should help the Lakers on the offensive end, but they will still miss Ball’s vision and defensive prowess, a surprising bonus in his up and down rookie season.“We need to do a better job of making a concerted effort to make the extra pass,” Walton said, “to push the ball ahead – all those things that Zo helps us do as a team. We have to take those responsibilities on us as a group and go out there and play the same way.”The Lakers will face the Thunder for the first time since their 37-point loss on Jan. 3, in which Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook combined for 65 points.“We’re trying to build something where we can be really good again for a long time,” Walton said. “I know that takes time. It takes failing. It takes coming together as a group. It is challenging going through it. You want to win now. You want instant gratification. But, that’s not the way it works in this league.”last_img read more

Theater group gets grant

first_img The federal money will help buy new equipment, pay for salaries and the rehiring of the group’s grant writer, Cisneros said. “We have all new sound equipment, lighting that makes the show look better. It was held together with duct tape all these years,” he said. The grant is part of Health and Human Services’ annual Human and Health Services Compassion Capital Fund grants program, which awarded a total of $58 million to hundreds of nonprofits around the country. Jeff Brown, director of the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, said the grant gives Phantom Projects even more legitimacy. “It’s terrific anytime you can get grant money,” he said. “It helps with your programming. It helps cover all sorts of costs. It will benefit not only the teens of La Mirada, but all the areas they will be touring.” LA MIRADA – The shows will go on. Nonprofit, teen-related Phantom Projects recently received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the agency’s largest single gift ever to a nonprofit organization. “We were notified last fall, but we have held off announcing it until the money was in the bank,” said Steve Cisneros, the group’s producing artistic director and founder. “Now we are accelerating the growth that began in 2006, thanks to a near-doubling of support from the city of La Mirada.” This year, Phantom Projects received a $38,300 grant from La Mirada. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Rainbow ears make their Disney debut in time for Pride Month

first_img(WSVN) – Walt Disney World has released a new design of their famous Mickey Mouse ears.Social media is buzzing about the company’s new rainbow ears, which are out just in time for Pride Month in June. A photo of the new ears, taken by Alex Farnworth, shows they feature two rainbow-striped ears on top of a red hat with a blue trim.The front of the hat is embroidered with Mickey’s gloves forming the shape of a heart, and the heart is filled with a rainbow.They are being sold at souvenir shops in all four of the Disney World theme parks, as well as Disneyland in California.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more