Awarded the “Marco Polo – famous travel writer” for the best journalistic tourist stories

first_imgThe aim of the award is to encourage tourism professionals to “use travel stories as a finished product” for new content for the tourist offer and the motive for the arrival of guests. The 2018 Marko Polo Grand Prix went to journalist Ashley Colburn for her opus of films about Croatia and designer Boris Ljubičić for the recognizable tourist identity of Croatia, while Gilbert Menne won the award for the best rated photo report of the 2017 FIJET Congress.  Every year, the statue of Marco Polo is awarded to a local journalist for the best travelogue from Croatia and a foreign journalist (FIJET member) for the best report on the host country of the FIJET International Congress (International Association of Tourism Journalists and Writers) last year (Tunisia 2017). ). Special awards are also given for reports that especially promote certain Croatian regions, values ​​and people, as well as the cooperation of tourist journalists, travel writers and professionals in creating new tourist content. Special Plaques were awarded to the magazines CROATIA – Croatia Airlines and Zagreb – Moj Grad. Marko Polo charters were presented to Davorka Vukov Colić, Željka Kunštek, Zrinka Krešo, Krešimir Stančić, Nives Matijević, Božica Brkan and Marija Barić.    ATTACHMENT: LIST OF ALL AWARD WINNERS “Marco Polo – famous travel writer” It is a project that promotes tourist reporting, and was launched in 2010 by FIJET Croatia in cooperation with the Association of Tourist Journalists of the Croatian Journalists’ Association. Source: HNDlast_img read more

Xavi warns Barcelona against signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Sadio Mane

first_imgBarcelona have been linked with a move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Picture: Getty)Barcelona legend Xavi has hailed the qualities of Premier League superstars Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but fears both would flop at Camp Nou were they to join the Catalan giants once the transfer window reopens. The Arsenal and Liverpool forwards shared the Premier League Golden Boot last season along with Mohamed Salah and have enjoyed similarly prolific seasons this term. Aubameyang has just over a year left remaining on his current contract and has been linked with both Barcelona and their La Liga rivals Real Madrid. Mane, meanwhile, remains an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s side that stands on the brink of winning a first ever Premier League title. AdvertisementAdvertisementKlopp, however, is already making plans to rejuvenate his forward line this summer having earmarke Timo Werner as a primary target. And while Mane remains content at Anfield, both Spanish giants have been credited with harbouring long-standing interest.ADVERTISEMENTXavi, who won three Champions League titles during his trophy-laden playing career at Barcelona, believes both players would struggle to adapt to they style of Quique Seitin’s side. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 May 2020 4:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Comment Sadio Mane has enjoyed another prolific season for Liverpool (Picture: Getty)He said: ‘Mane and Aubemayang can kill you in open space. But Barcelona need players who know how to move in small spaces. ‘I am thinking about player who would adapt to Barcelona and it’s not easy to find one. Samuel Eto’o was perfect as is Luis Suarez right now.’Werner and Lionel Messi’s Argentina international teammate Lautaro Martinez are also on Barcelona’s transfer radar, but Xavi would love to see Neymar return three years on from his world record move to PSG.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 ArsenalHe added: ‘Football-wise, he is among the three or five best in the world. I hope that he returns to Barcelona. He was his teammate. He would add a lot. ‘A positive character. It would be an extraordinary signing to become a difference-maker.’MORE: Lionel Messi talks up Barcelona move for Man Utd & Chelsea transfer target Lautaro MartinezMORE: Juventus star Miralem Pjanic to snub Manchester United interest as he agrees Barcelona moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Xavi warns Barcelona against signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Sadio Manelast_img read more

Cowboys coach loves the North Queensland lifestyle

first_imgBen Jeffries pictured with wife Danielle Jeffries and children Mackenzi (13) and Jack (11) when they purchase in Elliot Springs. Palmer’s daughter lands $710,000 sale RELATED: I love that our home has space for all of us. We are a family of four and we never feel as though we are on top of each other, everyone has their own space. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< We currently live in Elliot Springs Julago (South of Townsville). We love living on this side of town as its close to everything we need on a week-to-week basis. Where do you live and why? What would you change about your home? More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoIf there was one thing I would change it would be to add an extra garage.We honestly have so much and wished we had the single third car space to hold all our junk so that I could at least park in the garage. What do you love about your home? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where?  Before he moved to Townsville Ben Jeffries represented Northern Pride, he is pictured here during the first training session at Vico Oval in Cairns in 2014. IMAGE: File A stand-off or scrum-half, he played the majority of his career for Wakefield Trinity and the Bradford Bulls in the Super League after starting his career playing for the St George Illawarra Dragons and Wests Tigers in the NRL.He moved to Townsville five years ago and hasn’t looked back. Here’s why … What is the best thing about your home? I love the area we are in. Elliot Springs has such a rural feel to it even though it’s a new estate. We are surrounded by mountains on all sides of the block we are on. There are kangaroos and other wild life around. What was the best piece of property advice you were give? Villa in the Maldives. MORE: Australian rugby league coach and former professional player Ben Jeffries is the Elite Pathways coach for the NRL team North Queensland Cowboys. Labor’s plan to hit Brisbane’s renters Airbnb Goldmine hits the market Best advice was don’t change anything once you have made a decision on something because it will only cost you more money.last_img read more

ClassNK Grants AiP to NS United Kaiun Kaisha & Imabari for LNG-Fueled Capesize

first_imgClassification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Japanese shipbuilders NS United Kaiun Kaisha and Imabari Shipbuilding Co. for their joint project on the concept design of an LNG-fueled Capesize bulker.According to Imabari, the design adopts a low-pressure dual-fuel engine for the main engine, which enables the use of gas that has naturally vaporized (BOG: boil-off gas) from the LNG tanks in the main engine without any waste, thereby reducing the burden on the environment and lowering running costs.“By installing two Type C LNG tanks at the stern, which are considered to be cost-competitive and are comparatively easy to install, it is possible to build an LNG-fueled vessel without significant changes to the conventional vessel’s basic design.“This basic design can achieve CO2 emission volumes that are 30% less than the reference line as required under EEDI Phase 3 by the IMO,” the yard said.Japanese shipbuilders have been very busy with the advancing of their projects in developing ships fuelled by LNG. Namely, earlier this year, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) secured an AIP for the concept design of an LNG-fueled 207,000 dwt bulk carrier.Featuring a length of around 300 meters and a width of 50 meters, the new LNG-fueled bulk carrier keeps its cargo space as large as that of conventional oil-fueled ships by configuring the LNG fuel tank behind the accommodation in the stern.Powered by low-speed, dual-fuel diesel engine, the ship achieves significantly reduced emissions of CO2, NOx, SOx, and particulate matter when using LNG as fuel, meeting Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase 3 requirements.The development of LNG-fuelled vessels is being pursued across the shipbuilding sector amid an anticipated increase of the global demand for LNG-fuelled ships as part of ship-owners’ switch to greener fuels.last_img read more

Kuraray wins USCG type approval for its ballast water management system

first_imgThis is the 34th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate issued by the port state control.  Kuraray MICROFADE II Ballast Water Treatment System consists of filtration with chemical injection treatment at uptake and neutralization during discharge. Aside from the IMO, the US Coast Guard has developed its own regulations on ballast water treatment, hence, ships calling the United States ports are required to install BWMS with USCG type approval. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) entered into force on September 8, 2017.  The system does not require the installation of any particular kind of tank, due to the utilization of solid chemical agents that can be stored at room temperature. This approval covers six models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 250 m 3 /h and 2,000 m 3 /h. center_img As explained by its developer, the system capacity is not affected by turbidity, salinity or quality of water. Japanese chemical manufacturing company Kurray has won type approval from the US Coast Guard for its ballast water management system. The measure aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water requires vessels to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments. The system can be installed on all types of ships, and features low power consumption. It is designed to use freshwater, brackish water and seawater.last_img read more

IOC: ‘No need for any drastic decisions’ on Tokyo Olympics’

first_img Promoted ContentTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest ReasonsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year But the IOC insisted it would work to surmount any difficulties that threw up. “To date, 57 percent of the athletes are already qualified for the Games,” it said. “For the remaining 43 percent of places, the IOC will work with the IFs (international federations) to make any necessary and practical adaptations to their respective qualification systems for Tokyo 2020.” The IOC vowed to “continue to act in a responsible way and have agreed on the following overriding principles about the staging of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: “1. To protect the health of everyone involved and to support the containment of the virus. 2. To safeguard the interests of the athletes and of Olympic sport.” The IOC will continue to monitor the situation 24/7. Already in mid-February, a task force was set up. The body added any decision it takes on the staging of the Games “will not be determined by financial interests because thanks to its risk management policies and insurance it will, in any case, be able to continue its operations and accomplish its mission to organise the Olympic Games”. A task force (consisting of the IOC, the World Health Organisation, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Japanese authorities, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government) was created in mid-February to ensure “coordinated actions by all stakeholders” and offer guidance the IOC said it would follow. Already, the format of all the test events in March and April in Japan has been “altered to allow for the testing of essential Games elements”. Read Also:No deadline for Olympic decision – IOC’s Coates “The lighting of the Olympic torch in Greece and subsequent elements of the Torch Relay in Japan are being adapted, the entire Games preparation supply chain has been analysed, and alternative plans are in place in the event of an anticipated disruption,” the IOC said.– “He’s going to be a legend, no doubt about that. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “The IOC remains fully committed to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and with more than four months to go before the Games there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage, and any speculation at this moment would be counter-productive,” the IOC said in a statement after its executive board met in Lausanne. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to run between 24 July to 9 August, but the year’s biggest sporting event is as yet one of the sole sporting competitions to have survived a postponement in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak that has caused more than 7,400 deaths and infected more than 180,000 around the world. The IOC statement fell shortly after both this summer’s Euro 2020 and Copa America tournaments were postponed by one year to 2021. US President Donald Trump has suggested the Japanese capital also postpone the Olympics for 12 months, although Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded by pledging his country would host the Games as planned and said he had no immediate intention to declare a state of emergency over the virus outbreak. “This is an unprecedented situation for the whole world, and our thoughts are with all those affected by this crisis,” the IOC said. IOC president Thomas Bach added: “The health and well-being of all those involved in the preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is our number-one concern. “All measures are being taken to safeguard the safety and interests of athletes, coaches and support teams. We are an Olympic community; we support one another in good times and in difficult times. This Olympic solidarity defines us as a community.” The IOC acknowledged preparations for the Tokyo Games had been impacted and encouraged all athletes to continue training “as best they can”. “The IOC has confidence that the many measures being taken by many authorities around the world will help contain the situation of the Covid-19 virus.” One of the results of the virus outbreak has been the cancellation of qualifiers, in a number of sports, for the Tokyo Olympics. International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it was not the time for “drastic decisions” over the staging of the Tokyo Olympics, which has not yet been postponed because of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

UPDATED: Greensburg Walmart Evacuated

first_imgUPDATE: According to fire officials, the all clear was given around 10:50 AM.Carbon monoxide was leaking into the store from the heating units.The leak was first detected around 8:30 AM.Greensburg Fire Chief, Steve Garrett, tells WRBI that the problem has been fixed.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Everyone was evacuated on scene by paramedics.GREENSBURG, Ind. — WRBI has learned that the Greensburg Walmart has been evacuated, shortly before 9:00 AM.Greensburg dispatch tells WRBI that the fire department is on scene investigating a situation.A husband of a store employee, says that a carbon monoxide leaks were discovered in the store.Employees and customers have been evacuated from the store and loaded onto buses to stay warm.The fire department is estimating it to be 11:00 am before the store will be open again.WRBI will have further updates as they become available.last_img read more

Board Establishes New Limited Contact Rules for Out‐of‐Season Athletes Executive Committee approves Unified Flag Football for Sponsorship this Fall

first_imgThe IHSAA Board of Directors approved 17 rules proposals, one failed to receive support, and one was tabled for further study during its annual review of the By‐Laws and Articles of Incorporation this morning in Indianapolis.Among them was an amendment to the Participation Rule that affects out‐of‐season student‐athletes in team sports (baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball). After being tabled by the Board of Directors a year ago for further study, the body voted 19‐0 to establish a Limited Contact Program with specific start and end dates for each season and a separate Conditioning Program.The Limited Contact Program replaces what was previously known as “open facility” and now allows coaches towork directly with student‐athletes two days a week for two hours per day providing instruction in a practicesetting with balls, goals, nets, etc. The restriction of working with only two athletes also was removed.For fall sports, Limited Contact Programs may be conducted Monday of Week 9 to Saturday of Week 15. Inwinter sports, it will be Monday of Week 23 to Saturday of Week 31. And for spring sports, it will be Monday ofWeek 40 to Saturday of Week 45.The Executive Committee also approved sponsorship of Unified Flag Football, the second co‐ed sport offered inpartnership with Special Olympics Indiana, and 22nd overall. The program combines students with and withoutintellectual disabilities on the same team for sports training and competition, similar to Unified Track & Field,which is now in its fifth year of sponsorship. The tournament will be limited to the first 64 teams that commit tofielding a team with each receiving a “start‐up grant” of equipment and financial assistance from SpecialOlympics Indiana.The program would begin this summer with a tentative schedule as follows:First practice: July 30Regular season: Aug. 11‐Sept. 22Sectionals: Saturday, Sept. 29Regionals: Saturday, Oct. 6Semi‐States: Saturday, Oct. 13State Finals: Saturday, Oct. 20 (four teams, 1 site)All proposals are considered in the order that the rule appears within the current by‐laws. The Board ofDirectors has four options on each proposal: affirm, deny, table or amend. A simple majority is necessary to acton any measure. A copy of the current by‐laws is available here. All approved measures become effectiveimmediately unless otherwise noted.The following are additional highlights of today’s Board of Directors meeting and the ensuing ExecutiveCommittee meeting. Complete minutes are posted at A proposal submitted by Lebanon principal Kevin O’Rourke was approved 18‐1 which would ensurethat, in team sports other than football, a school placed in a class based upon its enrollment, will remainin that class and not be bumped down a class due to another school moving up due to the TournamentSuccess Factor. Rule 7‐1.4 pertaining to Mandatory Coach Accreditation was completely re‐written and was approvedunanimously 19‐0. The new rule now requires all coaches to complete three specific education coursesto be accredited: NFHS Concussion in Sports, NFHS Heat Illness Prevention and; NFHS Sudden CardiacArrest. These courses must be repeated every two years or when the edition of the course changes,whichever comes first. The rule previously outlined three levels of coach accreditation – registered,certified and professional – and steps required to attain each level. An amendment to Rule 15‐2.2 of the Participation Rule was approved 14‐5 which increased the numberof soccer participants from a member school permitted on a non‐school team during the school yearout‐of‐season from six (6) individuals to seven (7) individuals. The Board unanimously rejected a proposal submitted by the commissioner on behalf of the soccer statecoaches association that would have restricted, during the summer, the soccer activities of a school’splayers to an open facility program under one of three participation options. Formally ratified an amendment to Rule 17‐8.1 clarifying contest ejections and contest officialsdecisions are not waivable. This amendment had been adopted as a temporary regulation by theExecutive Committee at its December 14 meeting. The Board tabled an amendment to Rule 19‐6.1 authored by South Knox principal David Couchenourthat would have permitted full eligibility following a transfer by a student without a correspondingchange of residence by the parent/guardian when the transfer occurs before the student’s sophomoreyear. Approved unanimously an amendment to Rule 19‐6.1 allowing a student up to two moves with fulleligibility instead of one when moving between divorced or separated parents. Formally adopted the change to a single baseball pitch count for both varsity and sub‐varsity pitchers(Rule 51‐4). This rule had been approved at the March 23 meeting of the Executive Committee in timefor the start of the new baseball season. An amendment made by the commissioner on behalf of the soccer coaches association to the boys andgirls soccer rules limiting participation in soccer jamborees to halves and to require each half to beagainst a different opponent was approved 19‐0. Two proposals made by the commissioner on behalf of the wrestling coaches association were approvedincluding reducing the number of regular season tournaments from seven (7) to six (6) and increasing thenumber of additional team members in each weight class who may weigh in at meets from one (1) totwo (2). The commissioner proposed an amendment on behalf of the volleyball coaches association decreasingthe number of permitted volleyball contests from 25 to 23 matches which was approved 19‐0. An amendment to Rule 111‐4 written by Westview principal Rich Cory was passed 19‐0 increasing thenumber of permitted volleyball sets a player may play in a day, against players from a single school, fromfive (5) to six (6). The elections for neext year’s leadership of the Board and Executive Committee also were held. Fishersathletic director Jim Brown was voted president of the 2018‐19 Board of Directors and Jimtown athleticdirector Nathan Dean was elected vice president. Logansport athletic director Brian Strong was namedchairman of the 2018‐19 Executive Committee and Indianapolis Cathedral principal Dave Worland wasconfirmed as vice chairman.last_img read more

Patty J. Birkle Sellers

first_imgPatty J. Birkle Sellers, 70, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday July 30, 2019 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born November 30, 1948 in Milan, IN, daughter of the late Hubert Birkle and Norma (Block) Birkle.Patty worked as a Nurses Aide for Dearborn County Hospital.Patty grew up in Manchester and then graduated from Moores Hill in 1966. Earlier in life, Patty loved to paint with water color, cake decorating, going to flea markets and flower gardening. Patty was a ‘shopper’, and she also loved vacations, especially her trip out west. Time spent with her family was her greatest joy, especially time with her sons.Patty is survived by her loving and loyal husband of 52 years, James “Ed” Sellers, sons, Jason and Robert Sellers both of Aurora, IN; sisters, Brenda Brown of Florence, KY, Rosela (Don) Baker of Lawrenceburg, IN; sister-in-law, Geraldine (Frank) McGinnis of Dillsboro, IN; brother-in-law, Frank Cantwell of Aurora, IN; and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles & Bill Birkle; sisters, Wanda Crider and Betty McMullins.Friends will be received Friday, August 2, 2019, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2:00 pm following visitation with Pastor Kenny Hopper officiating.Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Special Olympics (ROD of Aurora) or American Kidney Foundation. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Memorial Day ceremonies in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, IN—Batesville Veterans of Foreign War Post #3183 and American Legion Post #271 Honor Guards will hold Memorial Day Ceremonies at six local cemeteries this year on Monday, May 25. COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed. The parade and gathering at Liberty Park will not follow the ceremony this year.  Schedule: 9:00 AM – Holy Family Cemetery, Oldenburg9:30 AM – St. Anthony Cemetery, Morris10:00 AM – St. Marks Cemetery, Batesville 10:30 AM – St. Johns Cemetery, Huntersville 11:00 AM – St. Louis and Methodist Cemeteries, Batesvillelast_img read more