The organization of the New Year’s Eve in Dubrovnik entrusted to the Dubrovnik Summer Festival

first_imgAccording to the published The competition for the organization of the New Year’s Eve 2018 event on Stradun, July 15, 2017, the City of Dubrovnik and the Tourist Board of the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik selected the Commission for the opening of bids. The Commission held a meeting on August 7, 2017, composed of two representatives of the City of Dubrovnik (Jelka Tepšić, Deputy Mayor and Marijeta Hladilo, Interim Head of the Administrative Department for Mayor’s Affairs); two members of the Tourist Board of TZGD (Katija Jerković, director of sales and marketing of Adriatic luxury hotels and Daniel Marušić, director of the travel agency Dubrovnik Travel), and a representative of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board (Marko Dadić, head of events).By the way, the tender defined that the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik in cooperation with the City of Dubrovnik will provide the following elements as basic prerequisites for the organization of the New Year’s Eve 2018 event in Dubrovnik:space for holding the event – in front of Luža, the City Bell Tower, the Church of St. Vlaha – as a central space for performing the program of the eventFinancial amount of a total of 600.000,00 kuna to support the organizers for the organization of the eventCovered stage measuring 10 x 12 m (not including the cost of setting up and removing the stage)Dressing room and rest of the performers (back stage) and press centerFireworksTraditional New Year’s concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra – Stradun 01.01.2018. at 12.00Interestingly, none of the bidders met the set conditions in the tender, so the commission entrusted the organization of the New Year’s Eve in Dubrovnik to the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. According to the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, the commission determined that three bids had been received from two bidders, Extempora and Scardona doo, and concluded that none of the bids formally or programmatically met the required criteria and sent a proposal to the Tourist Board not to accept the bids.The Tourist Board of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board unanimously agreed with the proposal of the Commission, at a session held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, and in agreement with the City of Dubrovnik, the organization of the New Year’s Eve will be entrusted to the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. bear the costs of the organization, as planned and concluded from the Tourist Board of Dubrovnik.last_img read more

Wolf Administration Awards $5.5 Million for Healthy Foods at Elementary Schools

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Awards $5.5 Million for Healthy Foods at Elementary Schools Education,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that more than 220 elementary schools will receive grants totaling almost $5.5 million to provide students with fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day.“Children are better prepared to learn when they have access to healthy food choices during their day,” Governor Wolf said. “By expanding breakfast programs, offering reduced-price meals and providing fresh produce, we’re improving the conditions to help students succeed.”The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The program’s goals are to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and positively impact students’ present and future health. FFVP was first implemented in Pennsylvania in 2004 and expanded to all 50 states in 2008.“Fresh fruits and vegetables provide vital nutrients to growing children,” said Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera. “These grants are another way to help address food security in our schools while also providing an opportunity to teach students how to make smart and nutritious choices.”Funding priority is given to the schools with the highest rates of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Grantees are required to spend a majority of their grant on the purchase of fresh fruit and vegetables and must develop a plan to establish partnerships to reduce other costs. Schools are also required to provide nutrition education to students but cannot use FFVP funding to purchase nutrition education materials.During his tenure, Governor Wolf has made combating hunger a priority. In 2015 he established the Food Security Partnership, a group comprised of the secretaries of the departments of Aging, Agriculture, Community and Economic Development, Education, Health, and Human Services; unveiled the commonwealth’s food security plan – Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-free PA 2016; and introduced the Governor’s School Breakfast Initiative 2017.For a list of the 2019 grant recipients, visit PDE’s School Nutrition Programs website.center_img July 16, 2019last_img read more

The Delivery Man: In third year leading Syracuse, Yelin looks to shape Orange players into his winning mold

first_imgLeonid Yelin looked around at the players on his roster. Some of them he would have recruited. Others were athletes the Uzbekistan native would have never considered.Yelin came to Syracuse in 2012 to change its volleyball culture. He had been a part of 14 NCAA tournaments as the head coach of Louisville. He had seen gyms packed to the point where the fire department was called. His whole career, he hadn’t just been a part of a winning culture — he had helped create it. And when he looked at the SU roster in his first season, he knew the Orange didn’t have one.Yelin took aside some players on that 2012 team and told them he wouldn’t be able to coach them.“Changing the culture, it’s just so hard,” Yelin said. “When building (a) program, the culture you’re going to change if you bring (the) right people.“I don’t know how to work with players who (I would not) have recruited.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYelin doesn’t mince words. Not with his players, assistant coaches or the media. Seven of the nine freshmen from the 2011 season were no longer on the roster in 2013. He expects a lot and he’s honest about it. But while the methods may seem harsh, Yelin’s results are unquestionable.He’s been one of the most successful volleyball coaches in NCAA history, amassing 510 wins over 21 seasons and a .737 winning percentage that ranks among the all-time greats of Division I coaches. After winning a Division II national championship at Barry University, he developed the Louisville program into a perennial national title contender.“You’re not always gonna win,” said Stephanie Cantway, who was both a player and assistant coach under Yelin, “and you’re not always going to make him happy.”After a 12-18 record in his first season, followed by a 16-16 mark in 2013, winning is coming more slowly than it ever has for Yelin.“A lot of people (don’t) even know, in the school, in the city (that) we have (a) volleyball team here,” Yelin said. “I don’t blame them, I blame us. We’ve just got to do better so they will know.”When Yelin first came to the United States in 1989 from Uzbekistan to escape the Soviet Union with his family, he didn’t speak a word of English. He thought his life as a volleyball coach was finished.He laid tiles on the floors of hospitals. Then he was a deliveryman at Pizza Hut. His next job was a salesman of ladies fragrances.“If it’s not going to happen, if I’m never able to get back to coaching volleyball, at least I wouldn’t shoot myself,” Yelin said he thought at the time. “Worst case scenario, you’re going to be a taxi driver.”He believed that he wouldn’t be that same star volleyball coach that led the women’s national team to a Soviet Union championship in 1978.But Yelin was discovered at a local volleyball club and offered a job coaching at Barry University in Miami, Florida, a small Division II school that he said had about 1,500 undergraduate students.Yelin unknowingly accepted the head coaching position after his initial interview, but didn’t show up on the first day. His English was so poor that he never realized he’d been offered the position to begin with.“That was a different level of language I didn’t even understand,” Yelin said. “I didn’t understand 90 percent of what (they were) talking about.”Yelin excelled at Barry despite the language barrier. He said the less talking that he did, the better, and that the players were still receptive to his technical demonstrations.Five years later, in 1996, he was offered the job at Louisville. There, he made championships an expectation.“He’s very honest,” Cantway said. “He’s tough. But you know what you’re getting when you walk in and when you leave and every day in between.”Cantway said that as a freshman in 2003, she learned this the hard way. She didn’t want to follow all the rules, she didn’t want to be perfect. She didn’t want to focus.So Yelin took her into his office and laid out all the things that she needed to change, and she made adjustments.As an assistant coach to Yelin at Louisville and Syracuse, Cantway admired his seemingly impossible passion for volleyball. She remembered times when the Cardinals would get home at 2 a.m. from a road trip, only to have Yelin babble about different scores from around the country when the coaches met up again at 7 a.m.“The neat thing about working with him is that he’d go through things five or six different ways,” said Rick Nold, a former assistant with Yelin at Louisville. “There’d be different experiences with different players. It was good to learn so many different things and different ways to approach a situation.”Yelin has a certain type of player that he likes to have. One that is willing to learn and one that wants to win as much as he does.Now, 12 of the 15 players on the roster have played their entire Syracuse career for Yelin. Last season, Syracuse finished fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference after being projected to finish twelfth.This year the Orange is picked to finish eighth, despite boasting a relatively inexperienced roster. Just two years after tearing apart and rebuilding the foundation of the Syracuse program, he’s starting to mold it into his own.“Instead of (bringing) somebody and trying to change, you better bring somebody who you need and you don’t have to change,” Yelin said. “That’s the right thing … The quantity, is not necessarily going to transfer into quality.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 4, 2014 at 12:11 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Brazilian teen killed in soccer fan fight

first_imgBrazilian authorities say a 16-year-old fan was shot dead in a confrontation involving rival fan groups and police after a soccer match in southern Brazil.The fighting happened after Novo Hamburgo and local rival Aimore drew 2-2 in the first division of the Rio Grande do Sul state championship on Sunday.It wasn’t immediately clear if the shot that killed the Novo Hamburgo fan was fired by Aimore supporters or by police officers trying to break up the disturbances outside the stadium.The fan reportedly belonged to one of the fan groups.Authorities said they were investigating.The death came a day after dozens of fans of Flamengo, Brazil’s most popular club, invaded the changing room of an opposing team and injured the rival goalkeeper.last_img read more