According 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.
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. July 16, 2019
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