Media group MM / TZ, TZ Istra County and ID RIVA organize the promotion of Istria in the pre- and post-season

first_imgAt the initiative of a great friend of Istria, Mr. Selimir Ognjenović, owner of the German tour operator ID RIVA from Munich and the Media Group Munich Mürchener Merkur / Tages Zeitung (MM / TZ) .It is a large project of targeted promotion and sale of Istrian destinations with special emphasis on the spring and autumn period and aimed at the segment of audiences with higher incomes who are interested in traveling mainly when there are no big crowds, ie before and after the season. ” This initiative arrives at the right time because our region, according to the analysis of the Istrian brand perception in Germany, and especially in Bavaria, regardless of the number of these guests in Istria, is unfortunately still insufficiently known to the target group with higher purchasing power. Such a process has been successfully implemented in Austria thanks to the quality cooperation of the Istria County Tourist Board with its PR agent, so it is planned to implement such a project for the German and Bavarian markets, respectively. ” stand out from the Tourist Board of Istria.The focus of the presentation will be on the promotion of Istria, and especially on all the news that await German guests this spring, through a special presentation of Istrian wines and the contents of this year’s 25th edition of Vinistra announced for 11, 12 and 13 May. The presentation will take place on February 8 in the Presshaus, the large hall of the headquarters of the daily newspaper Münchner Merkur, where during the day (from 12:00 to 16:00) the wineries Agrolaguna, Benvenuti, Matošević and Meneghetti will hold meetings, talks and wine tastings for distributors and caterers. who sell wines from Croatia throughout Germany. “It will be a great opportunity for many guests and wine experts to get to know tourist Istria through the prism of wine, and most importantly, to make sure that our destination is especially attractive during spring and autumn. Given such an important project, the Istria County Tourist Board will be involved in the entire project with a set of several targeted ads in the diary of the same name and thus support the entire project, “said the Tourist Board of Istria and added that medijski the whole project has already taken on quite concrete results.Namely, the most widely read Bavarian daily newspaper – the famous Munich Mercury, which is published from Monday to Saturday and has approximately 937.000 readers, and whose circulation exceeds 270 thousand copies, published an article on the whole page dedicated to Istria announcing the above event. The article mentions, among others, the destination of Istria, winemakers, wine roads and other important information. The article was written by the editor of the tourist section of the newspaper ‘Reise’ – Christine Hinkofer, who has been visiting Istria for twenty years and knows it very well.In addition to the presentation, the day before ID Riva and the CNTB Representation in Munich headed by Nero Miličić, in the Ledić family restaurant – Gasthof in der Au in Starnberg – will organize, as they called it, a “dinner of Croatian visionaries” and a gathering of lovers in Croatia , to present the treasures of Istrian forests, archives and vineyards, which will be attended by the aforementioned winemakers who will present their stories of vision woven into the country, perseverance in work and pride.last_img read more

Australia’s Qantas cuts 6,000 jobs in post-COVID restructure

first_imgIn addition to the Aus$15 billion in cost-cutting, the plan includes raising up to Aus$1.9 billion ($1.3 billion) in equity.The 6,000 job losses will hit both Qantas and its budget subsidiary Jetstar, while the company hopes half of the 15,000 staff placed on leave since March will be back at work by the end of the year, Joyce said. Qantas grounded around 150 aircraft in March, including most of its wide-bodied planes, and 100 of those will remain out of service for at least a year, it said Thursday.In addition to a gradual recovery of domestic flights, which Joyce said should be up to 40 percent of pre-COVID levels in July, there are hopes for a limited resumption of international flights between Australia and neighbouring New Zealand, which has also successfully contained the disease.Australia’s second full-service airline, Virgin Australia, went into voluntary administration in late April.Two US-based investment companies have put in rival bids to rescue Virgin Australia.Topics : The coronavirus pandemic had already forced Qantas to cancel nearly all its international flights until at least October and slash domestic routes.While domestic travel is beginning to pick up as most Australian regions have successfully contained the epidemic, the country’s international borders are expected to remain closed to most passenger traffic until next year.And a recent surge in new COVID-19 cases in Melbourne, Australia’s second-biggest city, has served as a reminder that the pandemic remains a threat.”We have to position ourselves for several years where revenues will be much lower. And that means becoming a smaller airline in the short-term,” Joyce said in unveiling the “post-COVID recovery plan”. Australia’s Qantas is cutting 6,000 staff and grounding 100 planes for at least a year in a US$10 billion cost-cutting blitz in response to the COVID crisis, the airline announced Thursday.CEO Alan Joyce said the three-year plan to save Australia’s flag carrier from “the biggest crisis our industry has ever faced” would also see half the company’s 29,000 staff remain on leave for months.”This year was supposed to be one of celebration for Qantas. It’s our centenary,” Joyce said in a statement. “Clearly, it is not turning out as planned.”last_img read more

Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos explains why Unai Emery is a better coach than Jurgen Klopp

first_img 1 min. story Comment Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 May 2019 10:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link187Shares Alexandre Lacazette scored Arsenal’s opening goal against Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s side in January (Picture: Getty)‘We were much better than them. Chelsea has a good team. We respect them. We are not afraid. It’s one game. One final. We like to be there. We like to win. We want to play next year in the Champions League.‘Hazard is a very good player but we also have very good players. We plan for everybody but they are planning for us.‘It’s clear, it’s a final. We have good players. We have Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil, they have Higuain, Giroud, a lot of good players.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Read More More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City  Top articles Full Screen Advertisement Coming Next About Connatix V67539 Jurgen Klopp also signed current Arsenal stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)‘I think more and I make better decisions and his coaches do a lot of individual work with us.’Victory over Chelsea in Baku will confirm Arsenal’s return to the Champions League after a two-year absence and Sokratis will be drawing on the memories of a convincing 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s side at the Emirates back in January.Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny barely reflected Arsenal’s dominance as Sokratis helped ensure a rare clean sheet and helped keep Eden Hazard quiet.The Belgium international is likely to be playing his final game for Chelsea tomorrow, ahead of his much anticipated transfer to Real Madrid, but Sokratis insists Arsenal have as many match winners in their team as their opponents.‘I remember it was a good game from us,’ he said when asked if he could recall Arsenal’s win over Chelsea in January,’ he added. Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos explains why Unai Emery is a better coach than Jurgen Klopp struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Video Settingscenter_img Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Jurgen Klopp signed Sokratis for Borussia Dortmund in 2013 from Werder Bremen (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos insists Unai Emery is the best coach he has ever worked with ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final.Although, collectively, Arsenal’s defensive record has barely improved under Arsene Wenger’s successor, Sokratis has impressed at the heart of Emery’s rearguard since his £17million arrival from Borussia Dortmund last summer.The 30-year-old Greek international spent two years working under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp, but insists his current manager has helped take his game to another level.‘He’s the best coach I had in my career. That’s because I have improved a lot under him. I play faster than one, two or three years ago,’ he said.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip 1/1 Read More PLAY Read More Read More Skip Ad SPONSORED Read More Advertisement / by Metrolast_img read more

Markus Schubert’s girlfriend drops major hint over potential Arsenal transfer

first_imgMarkus Schubert has been linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Markus Shcubert’s girlfriend has dropped a strong social media hint that Germany Under-21 international is set to sign for Arsenal.With David Ospina on the verge of making a permanent move to Napoli, having spent last season on-loan in Italy, Unai Emery is looking to sign a back-up to his established No.1 goalkeeper Bernd Leno.Petr Cech retired at the end of last season and on Friday was confirmed as Chelsea’s new Technical and Performance Advisor, while Unai Emery is said to be unsure of Emiliano Martinez and Dejan Iliev’s credentials.Schubert was reportedly identified as a suitable target by Sven Mislintat, Arsenal’s former head of recruitment who left the club in February after just over a year in the job, but the Gunners have already sounded out Championship clubs over a potential loan move for the 21-year-old who made 32 appearances for Dynamo Dresden last season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Markus Schubert’s girlfriend drops major hint over potential Arsenal transfer Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Jun 2019 12:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link355Shares Advertisement Markus Schubert’s girlfriend posed in an Arsenal kit amid speculation over the goalkeeper’s future (Picture: Instagram)Recent reports claim Schalke are preparing a rival offer, but Schubert’s girlfriend gave a significant clue as to his eventual destination by donning an Arsenal kit with the caption ‘fitting’.Arsenal have thus far been frustrated in their attempts to strengthen a squad which faltered badly towards the end of last season, culminating in a failure to finish in the top four and a crushing Europa League final defeat against Chelsea.Moves for wingers Ryan Fraser and Yannick Carrasco have stalled, while a joint bid for Sampdoria duo Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen has been knocked back by Sampdoria.Unai Emery is also keen to sign a new left-back but an opening offer for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney has been rejected with the Scottish champions valuing the player at around £25million.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Wolf Administration Increases Affordable Housing Opportunities

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Human Services,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new investments to support 11 affordable housing projects across the commonwealth. Funded through the HOME program, $3.4 million will be disbursed to 10 counties to expand the supply of decent and affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians.“One of our most basic responsibilities in government is to help ensure our residents have a roof over their heads,” Governor Wolf said. “But in many areas, affordable housing is growing scarcer. This funding is critical to help promote safe, reliable housing for our low-income residents in areas all across Pennsylvania.”The HOME program provides federal funding to assist municipalities and local governments in their efforts to expand and preserve their supply of affordable housing for low and very low-income Pennsylvanians. The funding will be distributed in projects located in 10 counties: Cumberland, Franklin, Indiana, Juniata, Lawrence, Montgomery, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga, and Venango.Cumberland CountyCarlisle Borough, in partnership with the Tri County HDC, a DCED-certified community housing development organization (CHDO), was approved for $53,000 to assist with the CHDO’s operating activities related to recent acquisition and rehabilitation of blighted properties to be sold to first-time homebuyers.Franklin CountyChambersburg Borough was approved for $100,000 to support the Valley Community Housing Corporation’s operations in the development of the Parkview Corner affordable housing project, which will help address the borough’s shortage of senior housing. The project includes 36 one-bedroom units, four two-bedroom units with extensive common areas for residents on each floor, and elevator access to upper floors funded under the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.Indiana CountyThe Indiana County Commissioners were approved for $300,000 to assist permanently disabled, low-moderate income residents with accessible housing modifications and rehabilitation to bring the structure up to code standards. The project will assist seven households.Juniata CountyThe Juniata County Commissioners were approved for $500,000 to assist low-income homeowners with continued home rehabilitation to ensure the homes remain safe and comfortable. The funding will support the rehabilitation of nine homes owned by residents who otherwise would be unable to afford repairs.Lawrence CountyThe City of New Castle was approved for $300,000 to support its owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program that will help the city stabilize its housing stock. The funding will enable the rehabilitation of at least 10 houses, preventing them from ending up vacant or demolished.Montgomery CountyAbington Township was approved for $400,000 to address its housing affordability problem in which the median home value skyrocketed from $141,300 in the year 2000 to $272,000 in 2011. The township is making an effort to preserve its affordable housing stock through its owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program. HOME funds will support that program by funding the rehabilitation of eight low-moderate income households.Northumberland CountyCoal Township was approved for $400,000 to assist 14 very low and low-income homeowners with addressing code deficiencies and related property maintenance ordinance issues so they can meet acceptable, affordable, and safe housing standards.Mount Carmel Borough was approved for $500,000 to support the rehabilitation of nine homes. The borough’s owner-occupied rehabilitation program helps low-moderate income homeowners to maintain their homes and to continue living in them in safety and comfort.Snyder CountyThe Snyder County Commissioners were approved for $400,000 to support the county’s ongoing owner-occupied housing rehabilitation activities. The funding will support the rehabilitation of nine homes.Tioga CountyThe Tioga County Commissioners were approved for $150,000 to assist with the rehabilitation of low-income households. The goals of the program are to eliminate safety and health hazards in homes, provide accessibility improvements, promote energy efficiency, and preserve the properties.Venango CountyThe Venango County Commissioners were approved for $300,000 to facilitate small and large-scale repairs of senior or low-income households, as well as households of those with disabilities. The financial assistance is especially crucial for supporting the 19.5 percent of the city’s population living below the poverty level, decreasing the likelihood of their home falling into disrepair.For more information, visit the DCED website, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. May 30, 2019center_img Wolf Administration Increases Affordable Housing Opportunitieslast_img read more

DONG Reaches FID for World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

first_imgDONG Energy has taken a Final Investment Decision for its Hornsea Project Two, following the UK government’s allocation of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) and the offshore wind giant winning a CfD for what will become the world’s biggest wind farm.With a capacity of 1,386MW, Hornsea Project Two will become the world’s biggest wind farm, surpassing the 1,200MW Hornsea Project One which DONG Energy is currently constructing.At GBP 57,50/MWh, the strike price for the Hornsea Project Two (CfD) is 50% lower than the previous round of CfD allocations just two years ago. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched the second CfD auction in April 2017. At the time, the strike price cap for offshore wind projects coming online in 2021/22 was GBP 105/MWh, and for those that will start generating energy in 2022/23 the strike price was capped at GBP 100/MWh.DONG’s project is expected to be operational in 2022.The developer said the cost-drivers enabling the bid for Hornsea Project Two include scale, risk reduction, synergies, as well as maturing industry and technology.Namely, DONG Energy’s pipeline of construction projects across the UK – Race Bank and Walney Extension in 2018, Hornsea Project One in 2020 and Hornsea Project Two in 2022 – creates economies of scale. And with 1,386MW, Hornsea Project Two has the scale required to secure low costs per MW of construction, and low costs per MWh during a lifetime of operations and maintenance.Furthermore, the developer added it already has several years of experience from developing Hornsea Project One in the North Sea. This reduces construction and operation risk of Hornsea Project Two.In addition, operations and maintenance on both Hornsea projects will be conducted from DONG Energy’s new hub in Grimsby, which also serves other DONG Energy offshore wind farms on the UK east coast.Finally, innovation of offshore wind turbines, new installation equipment and methods, continuous improvements of foundation design, improved cables with higher capacity, and a growing and competitive supply chain altogether contribute to reducing costs.Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President and CEO of Wind Power at DONG Energy, said: “We have always promoted size as a key driver for cost. The ideal size of an offshore wind farm is 800-1,500MW, and therefore it is natural that Hornsea Project Two will deliver record-low costs to society. At the same time, the low strike price demonstrates the cost saving potential of developer-built offshore grid connections, which in the UK is included in the project scope.”“We remain fully committed to financial discipline, and Hornsea Project Two will be value creating to our investors.”last_img read more

Gang culture must be stopped early

first_imgGuardian (UK) 20 Oct 2011Britain’s gang, gun and crime culture has to be tackled at the point when children in problem families are still in their mothers’ wombs, Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, said on Thursday as he trailed what is likely to be a landmark report on youth violence drawn up after the summer riots. The report, being prepared by Duncan Smith and the home secretary, Theresa May, will combine proposals for better parenting with tough measures to deglamorise gang membership, including increased sentences for specific offences if the perpetrator is a known gang member.The work of the two forces in fighting gangs would form the kernel of the report, Duncan Smith said. Duncan Smith said solutions lay in earlier intervention with identifiable problem families, more male role models in schools, a requirement by politicians to own up that they have a gang problem, and enforcement disrupting the lives of gang leaders. read more

Morsi’s conviction raises queries on death penalty

first_imgGambia announces moratorium on death penalty Court postpones Morsi death sentence confirmation Egyptian court upholds Morsi’s death sentence With the death penalty upheld against former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, many Egyptians are asking whether capital punishment is indeed the way to go, or is there another alternative. CCTV’S Yasser Hakim reports Relatedlast_img

INDOT public meeting announced

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a federally mandated four-year funding and scheduling document for surface transportation projects in Indiana.Project types involving pavement and bridge facilities, projects addressing safety, congestion, mobility and emergency response can be found in the STIP. In addition, this document includes investment in various modes of transportation including transit, pedestrian trails, and bicycle facilities.Only projects in which construction and operating funds can reasonably be expected to be available, are included in the STIP. The STIP is updated every two years.States are required to develop STIPs and do so in coordination with:The Federal Highway AdministrationThe Federal Transit AdministrationMetropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)Local Governments in Non-Metropolitan AreasThe STIP document will cover fiscal years 2020 through 2024 (INDOT fiscal year is July 1 thru June 30). More information coming soon regarding viewing the STIP on-line via the INDOT website, ways to submit comments during the public comment period and related next steps prior to document approval.As part of INDOT’s commitment to public outreach and engagement, 12 public open houses are scheduled this spring to raise awareness of the STIP, its process and to solicit input from our customers as we meet with communities around the state.During the open houses, INDOT team members will be available to engage in conversation, address questions and solicit input related to a variety of topics including project selection, multimodal, highway safety, economic opportunity, Americans with Disabilities (ADA) programs, Local Public Agency (LPA) programs, public involvement, district construction, maintenance, traffic operations and transportation planning.Speaking of planning, INDOT is updating its long-range plan for improving Indiana’s Transportation System.  INDOT’s Long Range Plan establishes a vision for future transportation investments, examining critical trends, challenges and future-year needs to provide Indiana citizens (Hoosiers) the highest level of safety and mobility possible to meet the needs of economic development and quality of life.The public open houses are opportunities for INDOT to meet with transportation stakeholders in an informal open house setting where discussions and conversations are welcomed and greatly appreciated.last_img read more

Pique backs Van Gaal

first_img Certainly it did not seem to do the 27-year-old any harm, and Pique – who has won two Champions League titles with Barca, plus the European Championships and World Cup with Spain, over the past six seasons – is confident Van Gaal will be “great” for United. Speaking on Thursday at the St George’s Park National Football Centre in Burton upon Trent, where Barcelona are having a pre-season training camp this week, Pique said: “I think he will be great. “I didn’t know him a lot because I was really young when he was Barcelona’s coach, but he had a really good relationship with my grandfather, the former vice-president of the club. “I had the chance to see him one day at my grandfather’s house when I was 12 or 13 years old. “He arrived at the house and he knew I was playing for the Barcelona youth team. He pushed me and I fell to the floor, and he said ‘you are not tough enough to be a centre-back’. “So, yes, he really is a disciplinarian, and I think he will do brilliantly here.” Without having made his senior Barca debut, Pique moved to United and played for them for four seasons, making just 23 appearances, before returning to the Nou Camp outfit in 2008. There have been suggestions – including from Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils boss at the time – that Pique was homesick, but he was keen to play that notion down on Thursday. Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique knew Louis van Gaal was a disciplinarian from the first time he met him – and is backing the Dutchman to be a “brilliant” success at Manchester United. “No, the main reason was because Barcelona came to me and asked me to come back, and for me, Barcelona has always been my team – I always supported them,” Pique said. “So I asked Sir Alex if he would let me go back. When Barcelona are saying they want you back, you will be a first-team player, you will have a chance to play in the Nou Camp, with all the atmosphere – obviously I wanted to come back.” Pique also on Thursday had praise for United striker Wayne Rooney, his former team-mate. “For me, Wayne Rooney is the best English player right now and definitely he would be in the top 10 (players in the world),” Pique said. “He is a top-quality striker, the main player for Manchester United along with Robin van Persie, and he can play in every team in the world that he wants.” Press Association In Van Gaal, United have this summer appointed a new boss who has a considerable reputation for getting tough with his players, and he has already publicly declared his belief that the Red Devils’ 19-year-old full-back Luke Shaw is not fit enough. Pique clearly remembers criticism he received himself at an even younger age from Van Gaal when he was in the Barca youth ranks and the coach was in charge at the Catalan club. last_img read more