HRK 5 million has been provided for the development of cycling tourism on the continent this year as well

first_imgThe funds of the Cyclotourism Development Program on the continent are intended to strengthen bike tourism on the continent through tracing, arranging and marking bicycle routes and are available to the public sector – regional self-government units, ie the following counties: Bjelovar-Bilogora, Brod-Posavina, Karlovac, Koprivnica -križevačka, Krapinsko-zagorska, Ličko-senjska, Međimurska, Osječko-baranjska, Požeško-slavonska, Sisačko-moslavačka, Varaždinska, Virovitičko-podravska, Vukovarsko-srijemska and Zagrebačka. “Tourism development activities on the continent, where active tourism has an important role, have been the focus of the work of our Ministry, but also of the entire Government of the Republic of Croatia since the beginning of its mandate. Through joint activities of line ministries and through cooperation with the public sector and regional self-government units, we are working on a more balanced tourist development of destinations throughout the twelve months and positioning Croatia as a destination with a diverse and rich tourist offer. The cyclotourism development program on the continent is just one of the positive examples in which we provide continental counties with funds for the development of one of the most important forms of tourism, cycling tourism, which has almost 60 million fans across Europe and spends up to 30 percent more than the average tourist. should ultimately contribute to the development of each tourist destination. “, said the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gary Cappelli, during the announcement of the public invitation. Photo: TZ Samobor According to the previously prepared Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism in the County (2017-2020), the following is co-financed: Preparation of traffic studies for the purpose of tracing and marking cyclotourist routes;Production / installation of signalization / info boards along cycling routes, including the EuroVelo route sign;Arranging / equipping cycling routes and setting up bicycle repair service stations along cycling routes;Development of standards for “bed & bike” accommodation facilities;Installation of bicycle movement / traffic counters at border crossings (entry / exit of EuroVelo route), on other international routes of bicycle routes (Sava route, Drava route, Pannonian road of peace route, etc.), in cities on the main bicycle routes, at the main tourist attractions at remote points in rural areas, etc .;Arranging cyclotouristic rest areas / lookouts on cycling tourist routes (smart rest areas, canopies, bicycle stands, installation of smart benches, installation of info boards about rest areas and relevant information about the locality / destination, etc.). Attachment: Public call for “Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2019” HRK 5 million  The Ministry co-finances up to 90 percent of the eligible / eligible costs of implementing an individual project. The minimum amount of support is HRK 100.000,00, and the maximum is HRK 500.000,00.  The public call is open until March 13, 2019. More information on the conditions, find out in the attachment. The Ministry of Tourism has announced a public call for grants under the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2019, for which the Ministry of Tourism has provided HRK 5 million in the budget this year as well.  We would like to remind you that in 2017, the Ministry of Tourism, through the Program in question, co-financed the development of Operational Plans for the development of cycling tourism for 14 continental counties. The operational plans provide clear guidelines and priorities for the development of cycling tourism in each county and lay the foundations for the development of cycling tourism on the continent. Cover photo: Davor Rostuhar / Source: CNTBlast_img read more

PWRI voted top pension fund in the Netherlands

first_imgThe €431bn civil service scheme ABP received the Communication Award for the insight it offered its participants into their accrued pension through their “personal pension pot”.The judges also deemed the Dutch general pension fund of Unilever the best large scheme, describing it as “all round solid”. PWRI, the Dutch pension fund for disabled workers in a sheltered environment, has been proclaimed the best Dutch pension fund for 2019.The €9bn scheme took home the golden award at the annual conference and awards hosted by Dutch pensions publication Pensioen Pro last week.PWRI received the award for its efforts as an investor to encourage firms in its investment universe to employ people with a disability. The judges said this was an entirely exclusive way of engagement benefiting the scheme’s participants.The €1.5bn pension fund for electronics firm Thales Netherlands won the silver award for best scheme with assets under €5bn, in particular for excellence on policy, performance, governance, communication and client satisfaction. Source: Tilburg UniversityLans Bovenberg, professor at Tilburg University and co-founder of NetsparLans Bovenberg, economist and co-founder of Dutch pensions think-tank Netspar, was also recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Dutch pensions sector.The judges said that Bovenberg, who co-founded Netspar in 2005, was an “original thinker, innovator and bridge builder as well an a connecting force between science and the sector”.Bovenberg had, for example, developed the concept of improved defined contribution with collective risk-sharing, which is one of the alternative options currently being considered for a new pensions system in the Netherlands.last_img read more

Cable expresses Twickenham concern

first_img Press Association The RFU has confirmed the Blues have made an enquiry about using the 82,000-capacity home of English rugby should they opt to redevelop Stamford Bridge. However, Mr Cable, Liberal Democrat MP for the area and Business Secretary, has revealed he too has contacted the governing body to voice his misgivings. Local MP Vince Cable has expressed his concerns over Chelsea’s possible temporary move to Twickenham. center_img Mr Cable tweeted: “I have written today to RFU about Twickenham Stadium and possible use for a year by Chelsea FC. V serious concerns and need for facts ASAP.” Chelsea announced earlier this summer that they might look to redevelop their stadium, although no timescale has yet been drawn up. The RFU has previously rejected requests from football clubs to play their fixtures at Twickenham with Fulham’s approach in 2001 being rebuffed. The RFU said in a statement: “We are regularly contacted by a variety of organisations, within and outside sport, on a wide range of opportunities concerning use of what we believe is a world-class stadium. “We have had an enquiry from Chelsea FC, but have not had any discussions of any substance. “While we don’t comment on any specific confidential conversations, each request is taken on its merit, assessing a variety of factors, such as the effect on the pitch, availability, transport and local considerations and other important implications.” last_img read more

RSPH brands YGAM’s ‘ParentHub’ as an essential education resource

first_img YGAM launches Parent Hub education service July 22, 2020 GVC – YGAM’s Parent Hub is a vital tool for honest and open conversations August 4, 2020 Submit Share YGAM calls for diverse perspectives on regulatory change August 3, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has praised YGAM for developing its ‘ParentHub’ website, labelling the service as a ‘vital resource’ for parents educating children on the risks and harms of problem gambling.The RSPH stated that the education of adults and younger audiences has played a fundamental role in establishing the core objectives of its subsidiary Gambling Health Alliance (GHA) launched in 2019.The objective of the Alliance is to bring together organisations and individuals who have a shared interest in reducing the damage caused to health and wellbeing from problem gambling – in which YGAM is noted as a key contributor making fundamental progress.YGAM’s ParentHub is recognised as a vital education resource for parents understanding and controlling the risk of their children engaging in digital experiences such as loot box purchases.    Research from the Children’s Commissioner has suggested that 93% of children play video games, while UK Gambling Commission research has shown there are 55,000 11-16 years olds classified as problem gamblers in England, Scotland and Wales. Duncan Stephenson, Chair of the GHA and Deputy Chief Executive of RSPH said: “Most children and young people have instant access to a largely ‘wild west’ digital world and this can include exposure to gambling.  Even gaming, a pastime which is a fun and positive experience for many young people is now crammed with gambling-like features.“We, therefore, welcome the new YGAM Parent Hub as a vitally important and much-needed resource to help parents better understand some of the issues around  gambling within gaming, and to support families to maximise the positives of gaming and mitigate the negatives.” Further YGAM education directives have seen the charity collaborate with research departments from Newcastle and Loughborough Universities to help parents and carers understand the latest digital gaming products accessible to children such as loot boxes.Amanda Atkinson, Head of Parental Engagement at YGAM said: “In many households, we find that parents have limited knowledge of what games their children are playing online. “Our new website answers many of the questions that parents have and will provide them with the tools to make informed decisions for their children. As schools break up for the summer holidays and many places remain closed, children will be spending more time online so the launch of our ‘Parent Hub’ website has never been more important.”last_img read more

Travel Alert: Overnight frost leaves icy roads in parts of Donegal

first_imgMotorists are being advised to take extreme care this Monday morning after a sharp frost has left some roads in an icy condition.Temperatures dropped to as low as -4C in parts of Donegal last night and freezing fog is lingering in areas this morning. A Status Yellow Low Temperature warning is place until 10am.Motorists around Buncrana, in particular, are being told to take care due to ice. The AA is advising drivers to leave extra time for their journeys and to slow down: “Leave plenty of extra time to de-ice your vehicle before you set out. When driving on icy roads, remember it takes longer to stop so slow down and keep further back from the vehicle in front. ”Donegal County Council gritters were dispatched to all main routes from 6am.The following routes are being gritted, but drivers are warned to assume that no road is ice-free:ALL routes will be gritted from 6AM on Mon. 18/11. Donegal gritting route index as follows: 06: Inishowen West04: Inishowen South01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central03: National Primary South07: Milford South08: Milford North09: Cill Ulta East10: Cill Ulta West11: Na Rosa12: Binswilly13: Stranorlar North14: Stranorlar East15: Stranorlar West16: Donegal West17: Donegal North18: Donegal South19: Donegal National Secondary05: Inishowen EastBT: Buncrana TownLT: Letterkenny Town Travel Alert: Overnight frost leaves icy roads in parts of Donegal was last modified: November 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Los Molinos volleyball to rely on young talent, defense in 2017

first_imgLos Molinos >> Typically loaded with offensive weapons, Los Molinos High girls volleyball coach Chas Konopka said the team has been explosive when the ball was on the Bulldogs’ side of the court. But after graduating Liset Castillo and with Rachel Rogers’ decision not to play volleyball, Konopka has been reorganizing the team’s game plan in 2017. “We’re going to be more of a defensive team this year,” Konopka said Thursday morning, following the team’s workout. Castillo and Rogers were up …last_img read more

Weekend Grab Bag

first_imgHere are links to recent science findings and claims sure to stimulate thinking and further research.What’s the use of elephant hair?  A paper in PLoS ONE finds that elephant hair dissipates heat.  PhysOrg and Live Science summarized it, saying this is the opposite of what some evolutionists predicted why hair evolved: i.e., to warm the body.Epigenetic stress:  Nature commented on 11 Oct 2012 that stress makes an epigenetic mark on individual’s DNA, but that individuals handle stress differently.Beastiaries and philosophy of science:  Caspar Henderson at New Scientist examined 13th-century”beastiaries” with their allegories and symbols, only to conclude that human fascination with bizarre animals hasn’t changed much.  Hume and Darwin supposedly dispensed with allegorical views of the world, but Henderson believes we are returning to it.  “Much of life is governed or at least heavily influenced by what we imagine, what we value or fail to value,” he said, claiming that we are animals who dream and seek meaning, but preaching that we should act responsibly with humility.Diamond planets:  National Geographic and PhysOrg reported on discoveries of a new class of carbon planets sure to give new meaning to “Twinkle twinkle little star” – planets made of diamond.Flood facts:  Live Science composed a list of flood types along with information on some historic floods.Embryo to body:  Science 12 Oct had a special issue on how a zygote develops into a body.Brain signal machinery:  Nature 11 Oct published a paper about “Molecular machines governing exocytosis of synaptic vesicles.”Investigating Vesta:  Science 12 Oct also published 3 papers on the DAWN spacecraft’s findings at the asteroid Vesta.Neanderthal brethren:  National Geographic summarized the recent paradigm-breaking findings about Neanderthals that are making them seem more and more just like us.  Svante Pääbo said that any two living humans differ more from each other genetically than Neanderthals differ from the average modern human.Carbon resonance:  PhysOrg reported on recent work that elaborates on the resonance that allows stars to make abundant carbon-12, “life’s most crucial isotope.”Simulated reality:  Matrix fans might like to watch on PhysOrg how some cosmologists try to determine whether or not our universe is a simulation.Fly eye:  Did you know fruit flies have the fastest visual response known in the animal kingdom, five times faster than ours?  PhysOrg explains how the photoreceptors work.  More detail in the paper on Science 12 Oct 2012.Nazca predecessor:  Space.com showed an aerial photograph of an elk-shaped geoglyph discovered in Russia that is thought to predate the Nazca lines by thousands of years.  It’s not just an etching; the structure contains walls and passageways.Stem cell retraction:  Science Now reported that a high-profile claim in Japan of 6 patients with heart disease cured by adult stem cells has been called into question.  The Stem Cell Research Facts website, though, tells the true story of a fitness instructor with heart disease who was treated with adult stem cells and got strong enough to run a half marathon (video clip included).Stem cell politics:  The scientists trying to block human embryonic stem cell research (2/13/2011) are awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court, Science Now reported; but if Romney wins, the case may be moot, because he could block it with executive order.Nice testosterone:  The hormone blamed for male aggression may actually make men more honest, Science Daily reported.Political balance: In a rare show of fair reporting,  Science Insider interviewed a scientist in Iowa who supports Romney, without criticizing her views.These are just a few examples of the variety of subjects that fly by the editor’s desk at Creation-Evolution Headlines.  We wish we could report and comment on more of them, but time constraints force us to be selective and cover only a fraction of them in detail, fascinating as some are.  Maybe you can grab a ball and run with it. (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more