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

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

Leverkusen coach seek away victory as Collins miss action

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About ChinaYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Biggest Celebrity Endorsement DealsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet Know12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?Top 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV Still basking in the euphoria of his extended contract, Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz will be hoping to add icing on the cake with three away points against Paderborn on Sunday. Leverkusen on Friday announced they have extended Bosz’s contract till June 2022 despite producing what some have dubbed mixed results in 2019. Nigeria international and SC Paderborn left back may not be available to checkmate visiting Leverkusen after bagging a yellow card in their last game against Eintracht Frankfurt which ended 2-1 in favour of Paderborn. Leverkusen go into Sunday’s match fresh from a lone goal victory over Mainz in their last league match. A gingered Bosz will be hoping to celebrate his new contract with a victory. Bosz, 56, took over in January 2019 and guided them to a fourth-place finish. This season, they sit seventh, nine points behind leaders RB Leipzig, before Sunday’s away match at bottom side Paderborn as the league resumes this weekend after the winter break. Paderborn and super Eagles left back Jamilu Collins may miss action SundayAdvertisement Loading… center_img Under Bosz, Leverkusen managed back-to-back league wins over Bayern Munich and Schalke last autumn. However, poor performances meant they failed to reach the knock-out stages of the Champions League after finishing third in their group and lost three of their final four games of 2019. “We greatly appreciate Peter Bosz’s daily work for Bayer,” said club chairman Fernando Carro in a statement. “We have ambitious goals, which we are convinced we can achieve together with Peter Bosz at the head of the coaching team.” Sports director Rudi Voeller says Bosz’s work is “recognisable in every training session and in every game. He has the important ability to continuously develop a team.” Read AlsoJamilu Collins:  Bayern match the toughest of my career Bosz coached Ajax to the 2017 Europa League final in Stockholm, where they lost 2-0 to Manchester United, but he then lasted just a few months at Borussia Dortmund, who fired him in December 2017 citing poor results. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Juveniles Involved in Franklin County Pursuit

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — 2 juveniles were involved in a police pursuit on Sunday.Around 1:45 AM, Laurel Police attempted to stop an  ATV with no headlights or taillights, that was occupied by 2 juveniles on State Road 121, just north of US 52.When the officer turned the emergency lights on, the individuals fled.The pursuit continued east on US 52, the ATV ran off the road into a field and into a yard in the 20000 block of US 52, before entering the roadway again.The pursuit continued east on US 52 to the Metamora Church of God, where the individuals ran off the road again and through the field behind the church through the yard.The pursuit continued back onto US 52, this time Westbound.The individuals swerved around a Sheriff’s Deputy that was waiting to see which way the ATV would go.The pursuit continued North on State Road 121 where it was ended, when officers boxed the ATV in by using a guardrail and police vehicles to safely stop the ATV.It was determined that the 2 juveniles had left their grandparent’s house with their grandfather’s quad without permission and proceeded to leave the property.The juveniles were released into the custody of the grandfather with pending charges to follow.last_img read more

Young UW defense steps to forefront in intra-squad contest

first_imgIn a spring season filled with press concerning the Badgers’ quarterback competition, the UW defense showed signs of being far more than a one-year wonder. With seven starters gone from last season, including standout defensive linemen Jonathan Welsh, Jason Jefferson, Anttaj Hawthorne and Erasmus James, Bret Bielema’s defense entered the spring searching for an identity with a slate of players lacking the recognizable names of years past.Saturday’s annual spring game served as a showcase for a hungry young Badger defense. Players on both the Cardinal and White squads stood out in the 14-14 tie, displaying the unit’s overall balance. Defensive backs Zach Hampton and Ben Strickland, both playing for the White team coached by secondary coach Ron Lee, intercepted passes on the day.Hampton, currently in a tight competition for the starting free safety job with Roderick Rogers, darted in front of wideout Jarvis Minton late in the first quarter to snag starting quarterback John Stocco’s pass, putting an exclamation point on what has been a standout spring session for the junior.“It felt great,” Hampton said of the play. “Coming in I wanted to get an interception, just to boost my morale a little bit, boost everybody in the DB’s. We had a little celebration for at the end when we got an interception, so that was fun. But, it just capped off a pretty good spring for myself.”Strickland, in his own right, ranked among the game’s leaders in tackles in addition to making his interception, a leaping grab on a Stocco pass near the goal line. After beginning the spring third on the depth chart at right cornerback, the sophomore walk-on has moved up, taking repetitions almost exclusively with the No. 2 defense.“You always want some plays to come back,” Strickland said. “You can’t be right on every play, but it’s a matter of growing up as a corner and a young player on the team, and you look for leadership, and the other corners try to help you out. But, once your time comes, you’ve got to make plays, and I might have made one today, but I have other things that I’ve got to improve on.”All told, the Cardinal and White defenses received contributions from players at nearly every position. Starting sam linebacker Mark Zalewski recorded a sack and chased White squad quarterback Tyler Donovan all over the field throughout the first half. Second-string linebackers Josh Neal and Jammar Crane drew praise from head coach Barry Alvarez with their play.“I thought Josh Neal, again, he had a great spring,” Alvarez said. “But he’s a tough guy and loves to plays. Jammar Crane, those two young linebackers really did some good things. I liked what I saw.”Youngsters similarly stepped up on the defensive line, where a number of inexperienced Badgers are looking to replace last season’s heralded front. Sophomore Kurt Ware recorded a sack, while classmate Brandon Kelly batted down a Stocco pass at the line of scrimmage. Redshirt freshman Jason Chapman also dropped Donovan for a loss, and starting defensive tackles Nick Hayden and Justin Ostrowski provided a solid push on the line.“They got experience last year with those injuries that we had to the defensive line,” Bielema said of his young defensive line. “So, they had some valuable experience in there during that time. And they’re getting coached the same way that all those four guys that are going to get drafted here in a couple weeks got coached and did some special things.”For a defensive unit that entered the spring season as a question mark, Saturday’s performance was a bit of vindication.“If they continue to improve, if they continue to do that during two-a-days and have a good summer, I think we’ll have a chance of being a nice defense,” Alvarez said.last_img read more

Men’s golf controls Southern Highlands Collegiate

first_imgOn a course that gives pause to some of the best golfers in the nation, the men’s golf team was not intimidated as they took home the team championship on Wednesday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, hosted at the Southern Highlands Country Club in Nevada.The Southern Highlands C.C., nestled in the Las Vegas Valley, is renowned as being one of the nation’s toughest courses. It has played host to two PGA Tour events since it was established in 1999 and served as one of the toughest hurdles of the year for each of the schools that competed in the tournament.“I am so proud of our team,” head coach Chris Zambri said. “This golf course is the most challenging course we’ll play all year. Winning here says that we are a very good team.”Led by junior Rico Hoey and Sean Crocker, the No. 4 Trojans fought back after finishing one stroke out of the lead at the end of the first day of the competition. They took the lead on Day 2 and never looked back, finishing with a final score of +5, 4 strokes better than the No. 12 Florida Gators. USC was one of four top-10 teams to compete in the tournament, along with No. 6 Arizona State (who finished tied for fourth), No. 1 Illinois (T-8th), and No. 8 Alabama (T-13th).Crocker turned in the second-best individual score of the tournament by finishing at -3; his score was his fourth top-eight score this year and his second consecutive top-eight finish — he finished tied for fifth at last week’s Southwestern Jones Invitational. Crocker tied his personal best finish this season, as he also came in second at the season-opening Husky Invitational.Hoey finished in the top-10 for the sixth consecutive tournament, and his final round score of 72 was the Trojans’ best. He birdied two holes on the front nine in the final round, and his final tally is his seventh top-10 of the season. Freshman Justin Suh tied for 14th in the tournament with a score of +3; his finish was his second top-20 finish on the year. Senior Andrew Levitt, who won the individual championship at the Southwestern Jones Invitational, tied for 27th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate with a score of +7. Sophomore Jonah Texeira was USC’s final golfer of record, finishing tied for 47th with a final score of +10.The Trojans, who were already trending upward in the national rankings, expect to see a further boost after their second consecutive team victory, and their third overall in the spring season. The team now looks ahead to The Goodwin, which will take place in Palo Alto between March 24-26 at the Stanford Golf Course.last_img read more

Barca, Madrid Continue Battle for Neymar

first_imgA number of Real Madrid players are reported to have contacted Neymar to try convince him to move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.The Paris Saint-Germain winger has been heavily linked with a move to both Real and rivals Barcelona, although his huge asking price has made the deal incredibly difficult.​Real recently emerged as serious contenders ​for ​Neymar‘s signature, and now ​ESPN add that several players have reached out to the Brazilian to try and convince him to snub ​Barcelona in favour of Los Blancos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Neymar last_img read more