The buffer zone of the Ministry of Culture for the city of Dubrovnik was presented, the first of its kind in Croatia

first_img“It will be easier for us to implement this in this extremely important document for us when introducing changes to the GUP and PPU. We hope that at the beginning of next year we will have adopted the Historic Core Management Plan, which also relies on this background. A big step has been made and we are closer to resolving some future situations that we have seen happen in the recent past, and we hope that they will not happen again in the future with the implementation of this document.”, Said Mato Franković, Mayor of Dubrovnik. Photo: Ministry of Culture The Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia presented the document “Conservation base for the contact zone of the world good of the Old Town of Dubrovnik “. “We are aware that Dubrovnik has in fact already reached construction capacity, especially in this visible part of the common visibility with the world good. Therefore, it is necessary to make maximum professional efforts so that the further development of the city is in the interest of preserving the values ​​for which it is inscribed on the World Heritage List. ”, said on this occasion Tomislav Petrinec, chief conservator at the Ministry of Culture and Media. It is a conservation basis for the extended buffer zone, ie the contact zone of the world good of the City of Dubrovnik. It is an area that is of interest in terms of preserving an acceptable environment of world heritage and in this area are controlled interventions that could affect the setting of world heritage. It has been expanded in relation to the originally established zone from 1994 and includes the area from Gruž Bay, ie Kantafig and Batahovina, all the way to Sveti Jakov, ie the position of Cape Orsula and the slope of Srđ.center_img The Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, thanked the Ministry of Culture and Media and all conservation departments in the Republic of Croatia for their dedicated work on this document. The conservation base is an expert document that will further be the basis for the City to amend, supplement or adopt spatial planning documentation, and will be submitted to UNESCO as a basis for further monitoring of the situation in space. He also pointed out that it was important to protect the space as much as possible, but at the same time get a document that will be alive, legible and unambiguous. It will also allow that in the future there will be no need to do a HIA (monumental heritage impact study) for each project except for large projects, while everything else will be covered through this conservation base.last_img read more

The Latest: Premier League clubs agree on distancing rules

first_imgSoccer players in Italy will have to wait at least another 24 hours before restarting full team training.Italian clubs resumed training on an individual basis on May 4 when lockdown measures in the country started to ease. They were slated to return to training together on Monday but they have not yet been given the green light to do so by the Italian government’s scientific panel.The medical protocol for the resumption of Serie A has proved contentious but a revised document was delivered to Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora on Sunday and is expected to be given to the scientific panel on Monday.Serie A plans to resume on June 13.___ The SPFL says it has accepted their decision and is now able to pay out $8.5 million in fees “to help clubs stay afloat.”There have been no games in the Scottish Premiership since March 13 because of the pandemic. Final season placings have been determined by points per game up to that point.Celtic had 80 points from 30 games so has 2.66 points per game. Rangers finished second with 2.31 points per game.Hearts has been relegated.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Premier League clubs have agreed on the measures that will allow non-contact training sessions to resume this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. Belgian soccer clubs have been allowed the possibility to designate three teams they don’t want to host in empty stadiums next season.The league says it will try to accommodate the club’s wishes amid the coronavirus pandemic.The measure could be used by clubs to avoid playing famous clubs or bitter rivals in front of empty stands for matches that usually draw many fans and generate big ticketing revenue.All sporting competitions in Belgium will remain suspended until July 31 because of the health situation and all mass events have been banned until Aug. 31. The first round of soccer matches for next season will likely be played without fans when the league resumes on Aug. 7.Club Brugge was awarded its 16th Belgian title last week after the league announced the end of the season with the current standings declared final. A soccer player in Germany for third-division club Chemnitz has tested positive for the coronavirus.Chemnitz did not name the player but the club says he is “completely symptom-free.” That player and two other players who had contact with him will spend 14 days in isolation.Chemnitz says the player tested positive in a sample taken Saturday but had tested negative in a sample from two days before that. The club says it can still return to full team training on Tuesday.The first and second divisions in Germany returned to play Saturday but the third-division restart was postponed last week from its planned date of May 26. Some clubs have still not received clearance from local authorities to play or hold full training sessions.___ May 18, 2020 The protocols for socially distanced training in small groups were signed off by the clubs during a conference call following a government decision to ease lockdown restrictions in England.Contact training and matches have yet to be allowed by the government.The Premier League season was suspended in March with Liverpool leading by 25 points with nine games remaining.Coronavirus testing is due to take place twice each week at clubs on up to 40 players, coaches and support staff.___center_img Associated Press ___The Spanish soccer player who threatened to quit his team rather than risk being infected by the coronavirus has returned to training.Cádiz defender Fali Giménez rejoined his teammates at the second-division club about a month after saying he wouldn’t play again unless there was a vaccine for COVID-19 or if he was assured 100% that he wouldn’t get infected after being back on the field.Giménez did not practice last week as the rest of the squad returned to training nearly two months after soccer was halted.The 26-year-old Spaniard had said it didn’t make sense to play soccer while people were dying because of the virus. He said he would not forgive himself if he got infected and passed the virus to a family member. The Latest: Premier League clubs agree on distancing rules More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Cádiz lauded Giménez’s return and published photos and videos of him training with his teammates. He underwent alternative drills because he missed last week’s sessions.___Celtic has been declared Scottish champion after the country’s top soccer league was cut short because of the coronavirus outbreak.It is Celtic’s ninth straight title.The Scottish Professional Football League says clubs expressed a unanimous view that there is no prospect of completing the season.last_img read more

Freshman creates app to help farmworkers

first_imgFaith Florez was inspired to develop an app that alerts farmworkers of high temperatures, among other dangers in the fields, after her great-grandmother developed pancreatic cancer and died from pesticides and heat overexposure. (Photo courtesy of Faith Florez)Growing up in the Central Valley, freshman Faith Florez was raised by immigrant family members who worked on farms. After her great-grandmother, a former farmworker, developed pancreatic cancer and died from pesticides and heat overexposure, Florez was inspired to take matters into her own hands. “I think realizing the privilege and opportunity I have now, I see an obligation to go back into my community even though I moved to Los Angeles, and do what I can to help individuals [in the Central Valley],” Florez said.From that obligation, she created the iOS app Calor, which was featured this month. The app notifies farmworkers when field temperatures exceed 95 degrees, alerting them to take legally mandated breaks for water and shade. It also provides tips on what workers should wear, eat and drink based on weather data and individualized medical information. In addition, the app hosts short articles and videos to educate farmworkers about their legal rights and ensures their safety and health along with functions like an emergency 911 hotline in conjunction with Apple’s SOS function. The project began during Florez’s sophomore year of high school, when she approached Viterbi School of Engineering professor Supannika Koolmanojwong  in a software engineering class where Florez wrote the concept for her application. “With 90,000 farms in California, Calor’s main motivation is to change from ‘work or health’ to ‘work and health,’” Koolmanojwong Mobasser told USC News. Florez commuted to Viterbi two to three times a month to develop Calor with Koolmanojwong in a class on real-life software development projects. With the guidance of professor Barry Boehm, Florez worked out which functions to prioritize, which services to choose for the weather and notification functions to use in order to make the system more accessible to farmworkers. “It was really interesting because I didn’t really know anyone there, but the group that I worked with. They’re a really great group of guys, really smart and really effective and productive,” Florez said. “It was a great time working with them.”Florez has fundraised over $60,000 to cover development costs. She has also been applying for grants and scholarships to fund more Apple Watches for farmworkers. The app is now also expanding to the watch brand Fitbit because it is less expensive than the Apple Watch. Florez hopes to continue improving the app, and her team is working on adding emergency outline functions that track workers’ locations.“We’ll kind of adjust the app based off of more pilots that we do and more feedback that we get from farmers and farmworkers,” Florez said. Florez hopes to expand Calor and make it a standardized tool for farmworkers everywhere.“It’s really cool that this is being featured [by Apple],” Florez said. “A lot of the time when we talk about the future, everyone’s driving a flying car or having their own personal robot. If we have these really big visions of the future, why can’t an agricultural worker have wearable technology like an Apple Watch that already exists?”last_img read more