Draft proposal for a new Law on Islands presented

November 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ekyaaglzf.

first_imgToday, in the municipality of Preko on the island of Ugljan, the 18th session of the Island Council was held, at which the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds presented a draft proposal for a new Law on Islands. By the way, the Island Council is an advisory body to the Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds whose task is to create advice, opinions and proposals in the process of adopting acts concerning the implementation of measures and activities related to the overall sustainable development of the island.At the beginning of the session, Assistant Huzak presented the Draft Report on the Impact of the Implementation of the Islands Act in 2016 and stressed the importance of investing in the island’s sustainable development and supporting island self-sufficiency by redefining the strategic commitment to islands and developing new instruments. State Secretary at the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Maja Markovčić Kostelac commented on the most important components of investments in 2016, namely transport connections and infrastructure.As part of the second item on the agenda, Minister Žalac presented to the members the text of the Draft Proposal of the new Law on Islands and announced, among other things, a new approach to defining island development and strategic planning for sustainable island development in accordance with the concept of “smart islands”. Parliament on the special situation of the island. In addition, the new Act will extend the use of the Island Card, which would, in addition to the existing measure of preferential transport in maritime coastal liner shipping, enable the inclusion of all other measures related to the island population, such as subsidizing water supply, public island road transport and small economy.Minister Žalac emphasized that in parallel with the development of the new development index, the Ministry is introducing a separate development index that will refer to the islands “island development index”, precisely because of the special situation of Croatian islands, and added: “Since according to the existing development index, many local governments on the islands are not able to apply for projects for co-financing with EU funds, the Island Development Index, including additional development indicators, will show a more realistic level of development, which will open many new opportunities for financing sustainable projects. development. “At the end of the session, the business plan of the Administration for Islands in 2018 was presented. The mentioned Administration, which was established in the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds by the Government Decision on May 4, 2017, according to projections for next year, will make about 140 million kuna available to islanders from the state budget through a number of measures such as financing small capital projects. local self-government unit, water supply of the island, encouragement of the island’s public road transport, encouragement of the island economy as well as the promotion of the traditional economy through the Project “Croatian island product” and support to island associations.The key task of the Island Administration in the coming years will be to strengthen cooperation with the Managing Authorities of the Operational Programs of the European Structural and Investment Funds for the purpose of efficient use of available EU funds for projects on Croatian islands.Awarded label of origin and quality for 141 island productsFor 11 years in a row, the Croatian Island Product (HOP) project has been encouraging island producers to produce original and quality island products that are the result of the island’s tradition, research and development, innovation and invention, thus making their quality measurable. The project is focused on sustainable island development with the aim of reducing island depopulation and encouraging and reaffirming traditional and innovative island production and includes 279 island producers from 24 Croatian islands and the Peljesac peninsula and thus includes 880 products and production lines. HOP-labeled products contribute to the promotion of the identity of Croatian islands and Croatia as top tourist, gastronomic and ecological destinations around the world, but also on the domestic market. Minister Žalac addressed the audience and emphasized: “Precisely because the HOP project is fully rounded and elaborated to the smallest detail and works excellently, it is possible to apply it in other Croatian regions. Slavonia, which has been neglected for many years, will also have the opportunity to brand its indigenous products, following the example of you, the islanders.”She added that she hopes that soon each part of the Republic of Croatia will have its own label of tradition and quality and will be recognized throughout the world. Prior to the award of the HOP label, Minister Žalac in the municipality of Preko officially opened the project of sustainable development of the Municipality called “Adventure Island”, which the Ministry co-financed in the amount of 1.130.000,00 kuna and Sister. The Minister emphasized the importance of this project in order to improve and encourage the development of the local community in the municipality of Preko, because investing in infrastructure opens the possibility of extending the tourist season, branding the island of Ugljan as a destination for sports, recreation and cultural tourism. to return to the island after finishing school.last_img read more

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New edition of gastronomic guide – Istra Gourmet presented

November 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgFor the 22nd time, the publication Istra Gourmet was published, one of the most sought after and most popular tourist promotional materials in Istria and, as one of the most respected national gastronomic critics claims, ‘the most reliable printed restaurant guide in Croatia’, published by the Istria County Tourist Board.The guide to the gourmet offer of the Peninsula brings detailed information about the richness of the eno-gastronomic offer, united through the concept of a unique edition, and in addition to an overview of the most important Istrian gastronomic products, contains an exhaustive and precise list of restaurants and taverns.This year, the line under the number one hundred was underlined. Above the line is, therefore, a hundred of the best-placed Istrian restaurants, taverns and agritourism households worth visiting and tasting their specialties. Their cumulative scores for food (offer, quality of input ingredients, cooking, presentation and taste), drinks (offering, holding and storing wine, the art of recommendation and serving), environment (exterior and interior appearance, equipment, cleanliness and atmosphere) and service (welcoming and saying goodbye, staff expertise), in this guide, are turned into one, two or three forks, when it comes to restaurants, or into one, two or three spoons, when it comes to taverns and agritourism households.In addition to the restaurant offer, the guide also includes a selection of Istrian wineries and producers of extra virgin olive oils, as well as a list of beekeepers / honey producers who have a tasting room and can receive guests. From this year, in addition to the previous ones (Degrassi, Kabola, Kozlović, Matošević and Meneghetti), winemakers Coronica from Umag and Trapan from Pula have joined the club of excellent wineries.Also this year, on the last pages of the guide, there is a list of the most important gourmet events in Istria for the period January-May and September-December, ie in the pre- and post-season period, while Michelin stars, Michelin plates, Halal-certified restaurants and Pet- friendly facilities. As every year so far, the guide was published in a unified Croatian, Italian, German and English.In this way, Istra Gourmet combines several projects aimed at promoting indigenous Istrian cuisine and excellent delicacies, through the selection of the best restaurants in Istria, a project within wine tourism and olive oil tourism, and an additional aspect is the promotion of typical local products, especially honey, cheese and prosciutto.The guide is printed in a circulation of 30.000 copies, and can be found at the info points of tourist boards in Istria or downloaded in pdf format:  Istria Gourmet 2018-19last_img read more

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UNWTO: Recommendations for Crisis Management and Accelerating Recovery in the Tourism Sector

November 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: dywkshhfy.

first_imgSide dish: Recognizing the diverse realities in each country as well as the emerging nature of this crisis, the document will continue to be updated. Recommendations for Action is the first comprehensive plan that governments and private sector actors can take now and in the challenging months ahead. About the Global Tourism Crisis CommitteeThe UNWTO has established a Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in response to the COVID-19 crisis and to lay the foundations for future resilience and sustainable growth. The Committee is composed of representatives of Member States and Associate Members of the UNWTO, together with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The private sector is represented by the International Airports Council (ACI), the International Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to ensure a coordinated and effective response. The new guide provides 23 applicable recommendations, divided into three key areas: Recognizing that tourism and transport have been one of the hardest hit of all sectors, the recommendations are designed to support governments, the private sector and the international community. Source and photo: UNWTO – Recommendations for Action Preparing for tomorrow: Emphasizing the unique ability of tourism to drive local and national growth, the recommendations call for greater emphasis to be placed on the sector’s contribution to sustainable development and building resilience to learning from the lessons of the current crisis. The recommendations call on governments and private sector actors to draw up preparedness plans and seize this opportunity to move to a circular economy. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has issued a series of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support so that the global tourism sector not only recovers from the unprecedented challenge of COVID 19, but also “returns better”. The recommendations are the first result of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, established by the UNWTO with representatives from across the tourism sector and from the wider United Nations system. Providing incentives and speeding up recovery: This set of recommendations emphasizes the importance of providing financial incentives, including favorable tax policies, lifting travel restrictions as soon as the health situation allows, promoting visa facilitation, strengthening marketing and consumer confidence, in order to speed up recovery. The recommendations also call for tourism to be placed at the heart of national policies and recovery action plans. Crisis management and mitigation: Key recommendations relate to job retention, support for self-employed workers, ensuring liquidity, promoting skills development and reviewing taxes, fees and regulations related to travel and tourism. The recommendations were made because of the high probability of a global economic recession. Due to its labor-intensive nature, tourism will be severely affected and millions of jobs will be affected. “These special recommendations give countries a list of possible measures to help our sector maintain jobs and support companies. Mitigating the impact on employment and liquidity, protecting the most vulnerable and preparing for recovery must be our key priorities. “, said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, adding that the full impact of the corona crisis on global tourism is still unknown, but now it is necessary to support the tourism sector and prepare for economic recovery.last_img read more

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Synergy of tourist boards in action, not just on paper. Bravo for the tourist boards of the island of Pag

November 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgThe most important thing is that the directors of Pag’s island tourist boards agree and are a quality example of project associations that can only bring good to everyone – a satisfied guest who does not know or is interested in some imaginary boundaries, but the whole destination as the island of Pag. Such joint projects give us the wind in our sails because there are more of us with more ideas, and it is wonderful that our goal is the same: to promote our wonderful island of Pag, our moon island as an ideal destination for active vacation, points out the director of Pag Tourist Board Vesna Karavanic. Embrace of stone and wind “, a very attractive path was traced from the Pag gate to the top of Kiršin, there are also paths for Nordic walking. We have a different offer in each place and when we combine everything, we have an excellent and attractive tourist product. This project Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend is the beginning of the signing of the Agreement on long-term development of Outdoor tourism on the island of Pag, which was approved by the Ministry of Tourism and we are all happy about it.”.  And that the synergy is not only on paper, the proof is Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend !. Trainings are adapted to age groups with carefully selected concepts that will be offered by coaches and are adapted to current conditions with regard to the current situation. All participants pay a registration fee in order to have complete control and security at the trainings and records of members. “Five years ago, we started the Life on Mars, Pag Island Trail, meanwhile developed miles of new trails along the island, educated guides, organized a series of races, gained long-term sports partners such as Run Croatia, Kissa, Trekking League, extended before and post-season and jointly involve other tourist stakeholders of the destination. It is time to discover all the faces and backs of the lunar island of Pag this summer and choose an active stay in nature.”, Rizner pointed out. In the island’s tourist boards, they are satisfied with joint projects, especially this year when almost all events have been canceled, but opportunities have been opened for an ideal active vacation for which the island of Pag has phenomenal prerequisites.  Synergy of tourist boards in action, not just on paper The tourist boards of the island of Pag continue to work together on joint projects during this year’s tourist season. Bravo, bravo and bravo for the tourist boards of the island of Pag on the synergy and joint program that is certainly the motive for coming, and perfectly positions the entire island of Pag as a destination for active vacation. The next step should be one promotional platform for the entire island of Pag. Currently, the tourist community certainly has its own website as well as social networks, which is not effective in the domain of branding one destination – the island of Pag. This is especially pronounced in this case because it is an island. Likewise, this does not a priori mean that tourist boards should be shut down, it is a matter of market decision and other discussion, but outwardly they should act as one brand. Five years ago, people in Croatia laughed at him when he suggested that a running race be held on Zrće, and today the island of Pag is the first island in Croatia to have sports activities throughout the summer. ”In one day, only one sport can be held in one place on the island. In this way, active tourists are encouraged to explore the island, they are encouraged to take a dynamic vacation. This means that on Sundays Mandre have a run, and Pag kayak, Metajna SUP…. Run Croatia has provided a registration platform on which tourists register for training for 70kn. For that money, they get refreshments after training in local gastronomic centers, such as Boškinac or Na Tale. In this way, the gastronomic exploration of the island with autochthonous quality refreshments is encouraged. Records are also kept of who and where trained, so that in time in the event of COVID can react”Points out Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia. By the way, the Run Croatia platform is one of, if not the best, racing platform in the world. World, and ours. COVID19 closed festivals, so the usual summer party destination had to be quickly and deftly reoriented into a sports-recreational or active holiday destination. Thus, on weekends during July and August, a handful of sports events will be organized throughout the island such as cycling, Nordic walking, trail, sea kayaking, SUP (windsurfing), windsurfing, running, walking, quad riding (  Program active summer on the island of Pag – Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend! This time it’s about a project Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend i.e. the concept of active weeks to be held with licensed and experienced trainers in various forms of active tourism. Irena Trcol, director of TZM Stara Novalja pointed out that the Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend project was created for their island, which is so different, and yet unique that they can offer each guest a rich selection of outdoor activities. From the program itself you can see how many organized activities are offered with licensed guides so that everyone will choose something for themselves and spend, we believe, an unforgettable vacation on our island.” Namely, it was signed on the island of Pag last month Agreement on project association of local tourist boards on the island of Pag. It can be said that this is a historic moment in which all the island’s tourist boards have signed such a multi-year joint project for the first time, which is important for tourism and quality offer of the entire island of Pag.  “The island of Pag has a specific shape with many bays, fields, karst, freshwater lakes, ancient olive groves. Povljana is surrounded by stone karst, along a fertile field, near the lake and separated from the main island road and has ideal areas for sports activities such as Nordic walking. running, cycling, and due to westerly winds it is extremely suitable for surfing, sailing”, Said Neven Tičić, director of the Tourist Board of Povljana and concluded:”  That is the reason why we got involved in the project, hoping that as soon as possible the sports component will gain in importance on our beautiful and contrasting island. ” This facilitates communication, positioning and branding of the entire island of Pag as one tourist destination. That Pag is natural. We’re talking about an island. Tourism does not know the borders, especially our city, municipal or county. That is why branding of tourist regions is important. Kristina Alaburić from the Kissa Association and Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia devised the concept of active weekends on the island of Pag, which include 6 sports (running, cycling, Nordic walking, SUP, kayaking, mountaineering). He is of the same opinion Sara Čemeljić, director of TZO Kolan which emphasizes that this is the beginning of recognizing the island of Pag as a sports island. “Given that the island of Pag is known for its many gastronomic events, this is a unique project that reveals all the diversity of the island, with an emphasis on sports activities. We believe that this is the beginning of recognizing the island of Pag as a sports island, where every guest eager for recreation can find something, it was a sport on land or in the sea and introducing guests to many undiscovered beautiesSaid Čemeljić. Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend is a logical continuation of the cooperation of all communities of the island and arrives at the right time, when safety and the factor of the natural environment is first on the list of priorities of today’s guests, he points out. Marina Rizner, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Novalja and adds that taking into account the growing trend of outdoor activities, reduced number of races this year, and the desire for them, the specific lunar natural environment of Pag combined with sun and sea and excellent transport links, lead to the island of Pag. Author of photos: Posada Agencylast_img read more

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Not all learning happens at a desk

October 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I find it interesting people writing to disagree with students participating in the democratic process during school hours. It appears you believe that learning only takes place at a desk in a classroom. Learning is a lifelong process that takes place in many modalities. Maybe you need to think of the walkouts and demonstrations as field trips. The students will learn as much if not more from the imprinting that takes place during the process. Discovery and experience are powerful teachers. It gives them hope and a vision. And you would have them robbed of that precious teaching tool?You talk about disruption to the educational process. There are always students and classes coming and going for various reasons. It’s part of the daily routine, the ebb and flow of the day. Exiting the building to stand in solidarity with others was no more disruptive than students passing to the cafeteria for lunch. What are you afraid of?Exercising their First Amendment rights to disagree with the latitude of the Second Amendment doesn’t destroy the learning of the day. It sets an example for others to ponder their core values. It engages and empowers the students participating. It’s a life lesson in the context of the classroom, they won’t soon forget. Hopefully, it will help guide their paths of the future. These students have said their purpose isn’t political. It’s for their safety in the future. They aren’t pawns of the liberals. They have joined this movement with purpose and resolve.SUZANNE SCHUFFERTScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…last_img read more

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Walton under fire over Liverpool site plans

October 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: dywkshhfy.

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Predict and survive

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Knott’s landing

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Unfair office of trading

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Campus creates change

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