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Austrian Airlines expands ÖBB rail partnership | News

first_imgOlderNew leadership for Nobu Ibiza Bay All these trains carry a Lufthansa flight number.Swiss is also offering intermodal services together with the Swiss Federal Railways SBB.Selected train connections are available between Basel, Lugano and Geneva to and from the hub at Zurich Airport. NewerJA Manafaru Maldives reopens following Covid-19 shutdown Other Lufthansa Group airlines are also working closely with their respective domestic railway companies to increase sustainability and climate protection. In July, Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn (DB) expanded their cooperation – called Lufthansa Express Rail – significantly. Since then, Lufthansa Express Rail connects 16 German cities and Basel with Frankfurt Airport by up to 123 trains per day. – Advertisement – Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their AIRail train-to-plane offer with an additional route. From December 13th, four trains with an Austrian flight number will run daily between Graz Central Station and Vienna Airport. – Advertisement – The train journey takes just over three hours.Part of the Lufthansa Group, Austrian Airlines existing AIRail routes from Vienna Airport include Linz and Salzburg with over 30 trains available per day on each route. Due to the positive customer reception, Austrian Airlines was able to shift its flights between these two routes completely from plane to train previously.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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House Democrats, projected to pick up seats, instead suffer losses

first_imgIn Minnesota, longtime Rep. Collin Peterson, who had held on in an increasingly difficult district, lost his race.Democrats also failed to flip many key targets, including several in Texas. To cap it all off, Democratic Congressional Committee Chair Cheri Bustos, who, before polls closed on Tuesday, said, “We’re well positioned to have a good night,” is trailing in her own reelection.- Advertisement – Democrats went into Tuesday favored to expand their majority in the House. That isn’t happening—in fact, Republicans are likely to make some gains, while still falling short of a majority.Republicans retook several of the seats Democrats had flipped in 2018. In Florida, Republican gains with Latino voters spelled doom for first-term Democratic Reps. Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Rep. Max Rose lost the Trump-supporting New York district he won in 2018. Rep. Abby Finkenauer in Iowa, Rep. Kendra Horn in Oklahoma, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in New Mexico, and Rep. Joe Cunningham in South Carolina all lost their races.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Toronto Wolfpack: The rise and fall of Canada’s first professional rugby league club | Rugby League News

first_img“In five years’ time, if the Super League Grand Final or the Challenge Cup final is still competed by some small towns in the north of England… where we are going to sell that to is the interesting point,” McDermott said after that win.“I know there are a few people opposed to us being in the comp, but we can’t please everybody, can we?”The demise of the dreamToronto’s rapid rise to Super League had, however, not been as smooth as those results might suggest.Rightly or wrongly, the club’s attitude was perceived as arrogant by some and founder Perez left at the end of their first season after differences of opinion with owner David Argyle over the way some aspects of the Wolfpack were run. Although denied immediate entry into Super League, instead having to work their way up from the part-time third tier, Toronto made no secret about their desire to reach the top level.To start with, CEO and founder Eric Perez convinced former Leigh Centurions boss Paul Rowley to join as head coach and three-time Super League-winning coach Brian Noble to come in as director of rugby, followed by making headlines with big-name signings like Fuifui Moimoi and attracting blue-chip sponsorship from Air Transat.Rowley was even invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a home game for Major League Baseball side Toronto Blue Jays soon after the Wolfpack’s launch, underlining how they were already transcending rugby league’s bubble prior to even taking to the field.- Advertisement – Toronto had plenty of highs and lows during their time in the British professional game Toronto created a memorable game-day experience at Lamport Stadium Toronto created a memorable game-day experience at Lamport Stadium

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FIFA says fans will be able to see how much agents earn from transfer deals | Football News

first_imgThe regulations will include a licensing system, character tests, commission caps and the publication by FIFA of the money agents receive from their clients – both players and clubs.It will also prohibit conflicts of interest, such as club or national association officials owning stakes in player agencies.Agents will be consulted between now and the spring of 2021, and they will all receive the draft regulations and be asked for feedback.- Advertisement – Football fans will be able to see exactly how much agents earn from transfer deals when new regulations come into force next year, FIFA has said.The world governing body has begun a third round of consultation on the new regulations, after admitting it had been a “mistake” by the old FIFA regime to deregulate agents in 2015.- Advertisement – The regulations will then go forward for FIFA Council approval between March and June next year, before coming into force in September.The rules eliminate triple representation – where an agent represents the player, the buyer and the seller – and also place a ban on dual representation, except where the agent represents the player and the buying club.FIFA has acted to stop what it sees as “excessive and abusive” practices among agents.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Commission will be capped at three per cent of a player’s salary when representing a player, three per cent of a player’s salary when representing the buyer, and six per cent when the same agent represents both the player and the buyer.An agent representing a selling club can earn a maximum of 10 per cent of the transfer value.Ultimately, FIFA intends that these commissions will not be paid directly from a client to an agent, but instead go through a clearing house system.last_img read more

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Supari accuses rich nations of creating viruses for profit

first_img Likewise, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appears to support Supari’s demands regarding the H5N1 virus-sharing issue, but not her conspiracy allegations, according to the AFP report. Dino Patti Djalal, presidential spokesman, told the news service, “In Indonesia, we recognize that there are issues to be resolved in the world health system, but certainly we don’t believe in conspiracy theories.” At a recent book discussion, Supari told the crowd that wealthy nations are creating “new viruses” that are meant to infect people in poorer nations in order to help drug companies sell more vaccines, according to a Sep 7 AFP report. Sep 8, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesian health minister Siti Fadilah Supari, who is at the center of an international controversy over sharing of H5N1 avian influenza virus samples, recently claimed that developed countries are creating new viruses as a means of building new markets for vaccines, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. “The conspiracy between superpower nations and global organizations isn’t a theory, isn’t rhetoric, but it’s something I’ve experienced myself,” Supari told the crowd, according to AFP. The WHO’s H5N1 count for Indonesia is 135 cases and 110 deaths, but media reports have placed the numbers at 137 cases and 112 deaths. Jun 5 CIDRAP News story “Indonesia quits offering prompt notice of H5N1 cases” Jul 15 CIDRAP News story “Indonesia details reasons for withholding H5N1 viruses” In early June Supari said the government would no longer report human H5N1 cases and deaths promptly to the WHO. Media outlets reported that she planned to report cases after they were reported in the news media or only at 6-month intervals. In early 2007 Indonesia announced that it had stopped sharing H5N1 virus samples with the WHO. The country based its action on what it saw as a lack of access to pandemic vaccines that are produced by pharmaceutical companies in developed nations from the shared samples. A WHO working group formed to address the concerns of Indonesia and other developing countries has met several times to work out a virus-sharing agreement between global health officials and developing countries, but has made little progress. He said there is no evidence to back up Supari’s claim that wealthy nations are conspiring against developing nations to boost profits for pharmaceutical companies. “I really can’t explain it 100 percent, but probably she received the wrong information from the wrong person,” Subandrio told AFP. In other developments, Supari told Antara, Indonesia’s national news agency, that she hopes that negotiations on a material transfer agreement on the sharing of H5N1 samples can be settled at the WHO’s next working group meeting in November, according to a Sep 5 report from Xinhua, China’s state news agency. In February, Supari published a 182-page book titled Time for the World to Change: God is Behind the Avian Influenza Virus, which alleges that the United States intended to produce a biological weapon with the H5N1 virus and the World Health Organization (WHO) was conspiring to profit from H5N1 vaccines. Meanwhile, Amin Subandrio, a scientist who heads Indonesia’s avian flu committee, said the government is also withholding the H5N1 virus from the country’s own research community, according to the AFP report. “The minister of health is keeping the virus in the laboratories but they are giving no access to Indonesian scientists at the moment,” he said. See also: She said the agreement should recognize the country’s property rights to the virus, detail who will use the virus and what will be done with it, and spell out the financial and other benefits of the H5N1 research, Xinhua reported. Subandrio told AFP that though he supports Indonesia’s concern about developing nations’ lack of access to vaccine supplies and believes changes to the international virus-sharing system are needed, Supari’s stances are risky.last_img read more

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Record season: 3 million more overnight stays in July

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), 4.6 million arrivals and 30 million overnight stays were realized during July. Compared to July last year, there are increases in arrivals by 10,5 percent and in overnight stays by 11 percent!Of the total number of arrivals and overnight stays in July, foreign tourists realized 4.3 million arrivals (+11 percent) and 26.7 million overnight stays (+11 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded an increase of 10 percent in overnight stays. Croatian Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli also commented on the excellent July results. “Croatia continued to record tourist traffic records in July, further confirming the title of this year’s hit destination. A total of 7,5 million more overnight stays have been recorded since the beginning of the year than in the last seven months of last year, and taking into account the announcements for the continuation of the tourist year, Croatia could reach as many as 100 million overnight stays this year. Also, given the excellent results in the pre-season, but also the excellent announcement for the post-season, we expect to achieve significant growth in revenues in tourism, or about 700 to 800 million euros more than last year” pointed out Minister Cappelli.Istria, Split-Dalmatia County and Kvarner leaders Thus, in July, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (7.9 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (5.76 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (5.72 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 4.5 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 2.3 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 2.1 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 1 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 251 thousand overnight stays. In July, not counting the city of Zagreb, a total of 307 thousand overnight stays were realized on the continent (growth of 21 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac (164 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje (33 thousand overnight stays) and Međimurje County. overnight stays). Looking at the destinations, most overnight stays in July were realized in Rovinj, Medulin, Poreč, Dubrovnik, Umag and Crikvenica.During July, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (4.8 million overnight stays), Slovenia (3.9 million overnight stays), Poland (2.3 million overnight stays), the Czech Republic (2.1 million overnight stays) and Austria (1.9 million overnight stays). Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (12.1 million overnight stays), camps (5.7 million overnight stays) and hotels (4.8 million overnight stays), while more than 700 thousand overnight stays were realized in nautical charter. More than 50 million realized overnight stays per yearLooking at the period from January to July, there were 10.4 million arrivals and 53 million overnight stays in Croatia. Compared to the same period last year, there is an increase of 17 percent in arrivals, while an increase of 16 percent was recorded in overnight stays. Of the total number of arrivals and overnight stays, foreign tourists realized 9.2 million arrivals (+18 percent) and 47 million overnight stays (+16 percent), while domestic tourists recorded increases of 11 percent in arrivals and 15 percent in overnight stays.In the period from January to July, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (14.7 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (9.68 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (9.67 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 6.8 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 4.5 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 3.6 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 1.7 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 1.7 million overnight stays. On the continent, 1.1 million overnight stays were realized (+ 19%), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (318 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (178 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (102 thousand overnight stays).”In addition to positive and overall indicators at the national level, the success of this tourist year is also shown by the results achieved at the destination level. Namely, last year in this period we had five destinations that realized more than a million overnight stays, while this year as many as 12 succeeded. Also, during the first seven months of this year we realized only 7.5 million more overnight stays than last year in the same period , and we are recording particularly good results from the German market, where we achieved the highest absolute growth of 2 million overnight stays “, said the director of the CNTB’s Main Office, Kristijan Staničić, adding that the entire tourism sector was responsible for the good results.During the first seven months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (9.7 million overnight stays), Slovenia (5.8 million overnight stays), Austria (4.2 million overnight stays), Poland (3.3 million overnight stays) and the Czech Republic (3 million overnight stays). overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin, Umag, Split, Mali Lošinj, Zagreb, Crikvenica and Novalja.last_img read more

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An excellent initiative of free guidance for citizens throughout Croatia has been launched – Get to know your country

first_imgAs part of the project ‘Get to know your country’, the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH), with the support of the Croatian Tourist Board, on the occasion of the Day of International Recognition of Croatia, January 14, 2018 (Sunday) starting at 12:00 p.m. to organize free guided tours in all cities where tourist guide associations operate – members of ZDTVH.In particular, it is about the organization of free guided tours by local tourist guides in each city, and all guided tours with tourist guides will start at the same time. The guides are intended for the local population to get to know their city and become ambassadors of Croatian tourism, but of course all visitors and tourists.So far, 30 cities have joined this great initiative, and I sincerely hope that all cities will be involved, because this is an extremely important topic, getting to know your city and turning citizens into ambassadors of Croatian tourism.  “In this way, we want to give citizens a special gift throughout Croatia, congratulate the Day of International Recognition of Croatia and point out the importance of tourism professionals for international reputation as well as the importance of protected sites. In the light of the new Law on the provision of services in tourism which implements European directives, protected sites are the only areas where history and cultural heritage and national identity can only be represented by tourist guides educated in the Republic of Croatia.Kristina Niuć Prka, president of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides, added and added that she hoped that all cities from Slavonia, through Zagreb, Lika, Kvarner, Istria, Dalmatia to Dubrovnik would join the initiative. “Tourist guides interpret cultural heritage, and it is cultural heritage that sets us apart from globalization.”Concludes Nuić Prka.Get to know your city and be ambassadors of Croatian tourismA great tourist story and a very important segment in the mosaic of our tourism that we have absolutely neglected. The city is the people, so the local people are tourism and the best ambassadors of Croatian tourism. The locals give rhythm and pulse to the destination, and guests want to get to know us and our culture of living, customs, our stories… because that is the very essence of tourism.An ambassador of Croatian tourism is a person who is proud of our country, history, customs, culture, heritage, successes – proud to be a Croat. An ambassador of Croatian tourism is a person who promotes his tradition and his region, who respects himself, because if we do not respect ourselves, others will not respect us either. Anyone can be an ambassador of Croatian tourism, you can also be one. When a guest asks you what they can see in your city be prepared to refer them to all the local stories. Tell him a story about your tradition, culture and customs. Recommend him the great tourist stories he can experience in your city or surroundings. Also, in order to be an ambassador of Croatian tourism, you do not have to be a tourist worker. If guests on the street ask you for advice, you can certainly boast of some local tourist stories or at least refer it to the tourist board in the city.Get to know your city and all the hidden stories it tells. Trust me, you will be pleasantly surprised. Be a tourist in your own city in order to experience it as well as possible and thus tell that story and experience to our tourists. Let us be proud of our identity, history, heritage, culture because we certainly have something to be proud of.Be ambassadors of Croatian tourism, tell stories.Related news:DO WE CARE ABOUT THE STORY WE TELL TO OUR TOURISTS?BE A HOST IN FAMILY ACCOMMODATION, NOT REAL ESTATE AGENTSCOMPETITION FOR CROATIAN TOURISM AMBASSADOR OPENED – APPLY!&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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4th Family Accommodation Forum opened

first_imgToday began the largest annual gathering of family tourism, the Family Accommodation Forum (FOS), which aims to educate, present news in legislation and network participants with exhibitors of products and services relevant to family accommodation, organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Family Tourism Association.At the opening of FOS, Josip Zaher emphasized that family tourism is important for the progress of the entire economy, and this is evidenced by the fact that the hosts and providers of family accommodation in the past year have achieved excellent tourism results with as many as 35 million overnight stays. “It is a market that has experienced a significant upswing in recent years. The first family accommodation forum was organized in 2014 in Opatija, when there were less than 60.000 family accommodation facilities in Croatia. Today, Croatia has more than 92.000 household accommodation providers, which have over 540.000 beds in their facilities. It is clear how important family tourism is not only for tourism, but also in terms of the strength of small businesses and the progress of the overall economy. In addition, it represents a significant potential for further positioning of Croatia as a successful tourist destination throughout the year, especially through continuous investment in service quality.”, Said Josip Zaher, Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Tourism, Trade and Finance at the opening of the 4th National Forum of Family Accommodation organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Tourism, Trade and Finance Josip Zaher; Source: HGK.We should certainly praise the statement of the Minister of Tourism Cappelli, who clearly and loudly calmed the “passions” between hoteliers and hosts in family accommodation, emphasizing that there is room for everyone in the market and that the focus is on quality and diverse accommodation. “Croatia has something that others do not have, and that is family accommodation. Family accommodation that is synonymous with the authenticity of the tourist experience and through it we have a great opportunity and potential to show our guests that Croatia really has a lot to offer. Our goal is to transform the tourist system, which on the one hand will connect stakeholders in tourism in the desire to create a complete tourist destination and on the other hand take into account the individuality of our products and their capabilities, and this is where family accommodation is very important.”, Said the Minister of Tourism Gari Capelli, adding that he believes that this segment of our offer, valued at 15 billion euros, will be even more competitive in the future, through further pooling of accommodation capacities and connection with local providers, and thus make a great contribution to the success of overall Croatian tourism.”The Croatian market is one of the largest and with the highest growth rates in terms of family tourism in Europe. We anticipate that this growth will continue in the future, but we also count on regulatory problems, states want to protect hotel tourism, collect more taxes and have more control over family accommodation which could seriously hamper our sector. Fortunately, this is not happening in Croatia but in Spain, Italy and France. I am glad that I can point out Croatia as an example at the EU level in terms of good regulation in the field of family tourism, you have shown the way to others in which direction to go”, He emphasized Carlos Villaro Lassen, Secretary General of the European Family Tourism Association (EHHA), saying that the quality of the offer of the Croatian family tourism sector is evidenced by the fact that as many as four of the ten best holiday homes in Europe for 2017 are located in our country.Minister Cappelli announced the recategorization of family accommodation and favorable HBOR loansMinister of Tourism Gary Capelli; Source: HGK.Addressing family-run hosts, Minister Cappelli said he expects the tourism sector to grow by 5 to 7 percent this year, saying more emphasis should be placed on extending the season by promoting continental and health tourism. He also announced the recent publication of the TOMAS survey. which will give us a clearer picture of the position of our tourism, and according to the Minister of Tourism, tourist spending has increased and the motive for coming is no longer primarily the sun and the sea, which is more than great news. “Currently, the new Law on Hospitality is in the second reading in Parliament, and when it is adopted in May or June, the recategorization of family accommodation will be presented, all with the aim of raising the quality of households. Also, in the second half of the year, HBOR’s favorable loans for hosts in family accommodation will start, where the interest rate will not exceed 3 percent, probably from 2.3 to 2.5 percent, with a grace period of one year and a period of 10 years. The goal of more favorable loans is to support family accommodation so that it develops better and better through investment in raising the quality of accommodation and services.Cappelli pointed out.The second day of the 4th FOS will be marked by B2B workshops and interesting lectures, and as tourism is one of the first branches to accept all new trends and technological solutions, it is certainly more than important to inform and educate ourselves in order to be competitors. Also, FOS is a place where you can share your experiences and thoughts with colleagues in family accommodation and hear all the new information and trends in the global market.last_img read more

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Promotional film as a result of excellent cooperation between the tourist boards of the island of Pag

first_imgThe island of Pag will soon be presented through a promotional film, which is being shot by the joint efforts of the tourist boards of the City of Pag, Novalja, Stara Novalja and the Municipality of Povljana. Finally synergy. The first shots of this film were shot in the town of Pag, and it was attended by members of the Cultural and Artistic Society Družina, Benedictine nuns from the monastery of St. Margarita, lacemaker Tonći Maržić, Martina Pernar from the Pag cheese factory and cyclists and Nordic walkers. The tourist boards of the island of Pag have been cooperating for more than two years when they realized that it is best and most effective to promote the entire island of Pag, not individual areas of tourist boards, because visitors are not interested in borders but what they offer. The island of Pag has a really original and rich tourist offer with a lot of specifics and it is a unique attitude to present themselves together. Each tourist board will present what they consider to be the most attractive because the entire offer cannot fit in a promo film. At the same time, each TZ will have a separate, shorter promo film from its area. Basically, the message of this movie is “One island and one common vision” which says it all, and it is a continuation of the previous successful and quality cooperation. After the coronavirus, we will continue to further promote the island of Pag within our capabilities with, as you could see for yourself, our tourist trump cards that we really have progress. But, like other tourist boards, we cannot currently predict visits for this year, although we are very optimistic about the data that the islands are the most visited. In conversations with our agencies and renters, we get a variety of data – from those whose reservations have been canceled to those who have filled in July and August. We wholeheartedly hope that our wishes will come true “, said Karavanic at the end. Another major project is the Agreement on the Association of Local Tourist Boards of the Island of Pag (Pag Tourist Board, Novalja Tourist Board, Povljana Tourist Board, Kolan Tourist Board and Stara Novalja Tourist Board) concluded in the implementation of the project Development of OUTDOOR tourism on the island of Pag. In other words, this agreement means the development and shaping of the island of Pag into a unique, harmonized and market-affirmed destination for outdoor (adventure, active) tourism, especially cycling and trails (racing-hiking) tourism by development stages until 2023, for which prior consent given by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia. This is the first step in applying for the funds of the Fund for United Tourist Boards, which amounts to about 50 million kuna. “For two years, the island of Pag has been presented at tourist fairs together – a joint visual was created, which proved to be successful because we presented ourselves at several tourist fairs and at the same time saved money. There are also some joint events – I single out the Pag project on the menu, which was held by the Tourist Board of the City of Pag for the first time last year with the aim of promoting the gastronomic offer of the island of Pag. This year the project was supposed to be extended to other tourist boards, but due to the corona virus we unfortunately had to give up. The project is being done in cooperation with the Bartul Kašić High School – catering, the Association of Craftsmen of Pag and Novalja and the tourist boards of Pag, Novalja, Povljana and Kolan. TZG Pag and TZG Novalje have been jointly organizing the International Rowing Regatta Osmerci on Pag for two years now. ” “The film should be completed in about twenty days, after which the promotion would begin. Of course, we will promote ourselves through social networks, portals, etc. The recording is the responsibility of the company Moonstone Production from Solin, which is extremely satisfied with the shots taken so far. ”, emphasized the director Karavanić.center_img After the town of Pag, the shooting continued in the area of ​​the Tourist Board of the town of Novalja, after which the team moved to Stara Novalja, and the last shots will be shot on Friday in the municipality of Povljana. One island and one shared vision – that the island of Pag is a tourist destination. In this context, a promotional film can certainly help and motivate visitors to visit the island of Pag. Destination promotion is certainly the main activity of tourist boards, so shooting a promo film can only bring benefits, both for this season and in the future. “The city of Pag will be presented in the film as a city of lace, since Pag lace is an intangible cultural heritage protected by UNESCO, with its unique view of the old town of Pag reminiscent of Dubrovnik, beautiful Pag folk costumes, Pag dance, Pag Basque from the Benedictine monastery of St. . Margaritas. We will also present our Pag cheese as a world-famous delicacy, views of the Pag saltworks, then the embracing stone and wind bike trail, co-financed by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds, and Nordic walking trails. “, told us the director of the Tourist Board of the City of Pag Vesna Karavanić. “The shooting of the joint promo film came as a logical continuation of the previous continuous cooperation, which has only just come out in the time of the corona virus. The promo film is intended for both domestic and foreign markets, which will be able to see the most attractive and beautiful that the island of Pag, which we also call Moon Island, offers – we offer beautiful beaches, fantastic, untouched nature ideal for cycling, running, trail, Nordic walking, walking, rowing, surfing, there is also the award-winning Adriatic camp Šimuni, then an excellent gastronomic offer that is world famous – Pag cheese, lamb, cottage cheese, honey, baškotine, wines, aromatic herbs…, rich and extremely interesting cultural heritage, ornithological reserves, underwater amphora site near Šimun, protected area of ​​Hanzina forest, Lun olive groves… ”, added Karavanic. Photos: Pag Tourist Board and Elvis Schmidtlast_img read more

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Sewer project not needed and costly

first_imgHowever, it didn’t stop CVS from installing its system. It didn’t stop installation of a new one for the firehouse, as well as three buildings at the colonoscopy center and the proposed large Stewart’s on the corner. Considering costs, be aware that $1.6 million is added to Phase II to upgrade Phase 1.Homeowners, some of whom will need grinder pumps, should be aware that the warranty is only three years. Today’s approximate cost is $3,500 to $4,000. Expect to replace them several times at who knows what cost.I live in Burnt Hills, but not in the proposed district.This very costly project is not desirable for our rural community and I recommend voting no.Carl J. ThurnauBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Concerning the new Ballston Phase II sewer project: I have carefully reviewed the project map, engineering report and attended informational meetings, town board meetings and the town health board meeting that covered the Alplaus Kill water testing.In my opinion, there doesn’t seem to be an environmental need for a sewer system. There is a desire by a few for economic development.There are about 400-500 acres of undeveloped land in 1.5 miles of Route 50 (a two-lane road). In the proposed district, that could have high-density development.In the March 15 Gazette article, Councilman William Goslin is quoted: “Businesses often cannot afford to put in septic systems,” which implies that the residents should provide a sewer system for them.last_img read more

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