Zadar Outdoor Festival is a great example of how the tourist season is extended

first_imgTwo years ago, I was walking through the old town of Zadar and above my head I saw a banner advertising a tourist event, which will take place only in a year, ie only the next tourist season.The thought immediately spun in my head, I remember it as if it was today Hm… someone is advertising a tourist event during the tourist season, a year before the event itself. It has to be something of quality. A great move and I can’t believe that someone in Croatia thinks that way and that he entered the “cost” of making a banner and renting space to promote the event even a year earlier. Well done, great move. Logically, promote the story when these tourists are there in the city and thus attract them to come back and create an additional motive for coming. I have to investigate that. It has to be a new great tourist story.And really, I was not disappointed, this is the Zadar Outdoor Festival. An excellent tourist product that in the pre-season, from 11-13.05, generates such important quality content in Zadar as the motive for arrival. It is an event that celebrates nature, active life and adventurous spirit, and in four days the sea, land, rivers and mountains of the Zadar region will turn into natural sports arenas that will challenge competitors from around the world to test their own sports opportunities. fun.”The goal is to position the Zadar region on the tourist maps of all supporters of active vacation and sustainable tourism. We are aware that our region abounds in many potentials, which are still not sufficiently exploited, in terms of offering and promoting tourist facilities. We are extremely glad that our idea was recognized by partners from the tourist boards of the municipalities of Vir and Ugljan, who provide us with support in the organization of trail and bicycle races.”Said Iva Bencun, one of the organizers of the Zadar Outdoor Festival and added that the Festival is intended for everyone, from recreationists to Olympians, and as far as physical fitness is concerned, you only need to have good will.Thus, at the Zadar Outdoor Festival, competitors compete in seven disciplines: running, trail running, swimming, sailing, kayaking, cycling, windsurfing. And those who could not find themselves in the mentioned sports, can join the workshops of slackline, parkour and yoga.The official opening of the Festival was announced on Friday, May 11.05.2018, 11 at 00:XNUMX AM, and on the same afternoon, the Zadar Sunset Run will be run, a race that celebrates the famous Zadar sunset. And this year, all fans of Saturday’s rush hour will be able to enjoy the skills of the Highline Masters, who walk the skies above the Forum. In addition to the announced competition disciplines, all participants and their entourage will have the opportunity to learn some new skills in sports workshops – parkour, yoga and slackline, enjoy the products of local family farms, socialize and have fun during the evening program. With the aim of further promotion and maintaining the tradition of sailing in the Zadar channel, Zadar Outdoor Festival has entered into a partnership with the sailing club Uskok. The well-known, once the most numerous regatta in the Zadar channel – the Zadar regatta, is being sailed this year as part of the Zadar Outdoor Festival.”The program is diverse, we try to introduce something new every year, so this year, in addition to the already known disciplines, we have a competition in windsurfing, popular – stand up paddling. The idea is to really promote an active lifestyle, playing sports and staying in nature, and our enthusiasm and potential of the Zadar Outdoor Festival have been recognized and supported by many sponsors and partners this year. We are really happy that so much positive energy is associated with Zadar”Concluded Bencun.Zadar Outdoor Festival extends the tourist season, increases tourist spending and brands the Zadar region as a destination for active holidays. Anyway, a great rounded story. It is tourism and important quality content that we miss so much. This is exactly how the tourist season is extended. A diverse, high-quality and authentic tourist product.By the way, the whole promotion and quality preparation made sense, according to the fact that last year in the first year of the event they attracted about 1.000 competitors, and this year more than 1.200 competitors are expected in accordance with current applications that are still ongoing.More information about the festival can be found on the official website website, and how it looked last year see below in the promotional film.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Related news:LIST OF TOURIST SERVICES OF ACTIVE AND ADVENTURE TOURISM PUBLISHEDDUBROVNIK & KONAVLE WALKING FESTIVAL GREAT TOURIST STORY AND PLATFORM HOW OUR TOURIST PRODUCT SHOULD LOOKFIND OUT WHY ISTRIA WINE & WALK IS ONE OF THE BEST TOURIST STORIES IN CROATIAlast_img read more

Tenancy minefield

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Australia’s second largest city heads back into coronavirus lockdown

first_imgVictoria Premier Daniel Andrews said the restrictions were onerous but necessary.”I would, with the greatest of respect, put it to you getting this virus and dying from it is very onerous too,” he said during a televised media conference.Victoria was responsible for 191 of the 199 new cases reported nationally on Tuesday, the biggest one-day rise since early April. The spike has worried officials, even though the national total of almost 8,800 cases and 106 deaths is far below many other countries.”We have to be clear with each other that this is not over,” Andrews said. “And pretending that it is because we all want it to be over is not the answer. It is indeed part of the problem. A very big part of the problem.” Lockdown measures were reimposed in Australia’s second biggest city on Tuesday, confining Melbourne residents to their homes unless undertaking essential business for six weeks, as officials scramble to contain a coronavirus outbreak.The decision, which affects around 4.9 million people, was announced just hours before the busy border between Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, and New South Wales is scheduled to close for the first time in a century.From midnight on Wednesday, everyone in Melbourne will be required to stay home unless travelling to work, studying, shopping for food or attending medical appointments. Restaurants, cafes and bars will be able to provide takeaway service only, gyms and hair salons closed, household gatherings limited to two people and the current school vacation extended. Topics :center_img Andrews had over the weekend reinstated strict social-distancing orders in more than 30 Melbourne suburbs and put nine public housing towers into complete lockdown because of the recent outbreak.Hundreds of police officers and army troops were being deployed to enforce the closure of Victoria’s border with New South Wales from midnight on Tuesday.The state line is highly porous, stretching hundreds of kilometers. It is heavily used daily by commuters, school children and road freight.People caught crossing the border without permission via any of the 55 roads, or several river and wilderness crossings, will face penalties including a fine of A$11,000 ($7,700) and six months imprisonment.A second region in Victoria, where recent COVID-19 cases have been detected and which is home to 44,000 people, will face lockdown restrictions similar to Melbourne.The border closure and reintroduction of restrictions in Melbourne deal a blow to Australia’s hopes for quick economic recovery as it approaches its first recession in nearly three decades, driven by social distancing restrictions imposed in March.Border controlFor businesses on the border, which last closed during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1919, it also poses an immediate logistics headache. Daily travel permits will be granted to people who live in border towns and cities but with the closure just hours away, the application system was still being developed.Kevin Mack, the mayor of Albury, a border town on the NSW side, said with an estimated 50,000 car movements across the state line every day “it will be a nightmare for everyone.””About a quarter of my staff like me live in NSW, and cross that border every day to come to work,” said Paul Armstrong, who runs a petrol station in Wodonga, a border town on the Victorian side. “I don’t know if they are going to be able to get in.”Outside of the border towns, Victoria residents will be able to apply for a permit, but will need to prove a special need for their travel. Freight transporters will be free to cross the border without a permit, but will be subjected to random stops.last_img read more

Hundreds Join Wolf Administration in Gettysburg for Cabinet in Your Community Event

first_img February 08, 2018 Hundreds Join Wolf Administration in Gettysburg for Cabinet in Your Community Event SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release Gettysburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 200 people for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the Gettysburg campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. This was the fifth in a series of town-hall style events held across the state in which members of the community can talk with cabinet secretaries and discuss issues important to the region.“This is a great opportunity for communities to engage with their state government and learn about the commonwealth’s investments in their region,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “From events in Nanticoke and Lock Haven to Chester, Hawley and now Gettysburg, we are hearing from residents, college students, local elected officials, and more through a positive two-way dialogue between the community and Harrisburg.Featuring Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards, the department secretaries provided updates on regional projects and accomplishments and answered questions from the audience.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for February 16 in Erie at 3207 State Street with cabinet secretaries from the departments of Community and Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Health, Revenue, and Transportation.last_img read more

The top five apartments to watch the Gold Coast 600

first_imgSunbird, 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. Sunbird, 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. 22/3482 “The Waterford”, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. 13/18 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters Sunbird, 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach Spectators crowd the Gold Coast 600 track to catch a glimpse of the supercars.THE Glitter Strip will be transformed into a revhead’s paradise this weekend as supercars take to the streets for the highly anticipated Gold Coast 600.While thousands of spectators will swarm around the track trying to get the best view, some Surfers Paradise and Main Beach residents won’t need to leave their homes.We’ve rounded up the top five apartments on the market with the best view of the circuit. This renovated apartment has two balconies with ocean and Hinterland views, making it the ideal position to watch the supercars speed up Main Beach Pde.It has two bedrooms and comes fully furnished for those who would rather use it as a holiday home.Adam and Jim Keys, of Keys Realty, are marketing the property without a price. 1801/3440 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise 22/3482 “The Waterford”, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. This half-floor apartment has ocean views and access to the Nerang River, meaning the Supercars can be seen speeding down Main Beach Parade and the Gold Coast Highway.Marketing agent Barbara Posch, of Lucy Cole Prestige Property, said it was rare to come across apartments in this building because they were so tightly held.“This apartment offers large open plan living areas all flowing out to wraparound balconies to take advantage of mesmerising ocean views all the way up to the Broadwater,” she said.It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and one parking space and is listed with a $849,000 price tag. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago1801/3440 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise. 13/18 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.center_img On the 18th floor of the Rhapsody building, this apartment has an good vantage point to watch the event.In fact, it’s one of the best spots to see the Glitter Strip.“This one-bedroom apartment … overlooks the most stunning aspects of the city, the ocean and its golden beaches,” Ray White Surfers Paradise agent Tyler Dickson said. “Take in the view from the comfort of your living room or visit the rooftop garden where you’ll get breathtaking 360-degree views of Surfers Paradise and the hinterland.”It’s listed with an asking price of $306,000. 2552 “Mantra Circle On Cavill” 9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise This Paradise Waters apartment’s north facing balcony has one of the best views of the circuit.The Gold Coast Highway, which forms almost half of the track, can be seen from the apartment’s two bedrooms, living room and kitchen.“The apartment offers views over the beautiful grounds, parkland, and the Main Beach and Southport city skylines,” marketing agent Paul Collins, of Ray White Main Beach said.It is on the market for $399,000. 13/18 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters. 22/3482 “The Waterford”, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach 2552 “Mantra Circle On Cavill” 9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise. Watch the event in style from this sub-penthouse in the Circle on Cavill building.Given its position on the 55th level, the supercars may appear small but you can see them for longer than most people would as they race down Main Beach Pde.Mantra Group Surfers Paradise agent Rob Patis said the east-facing balcony had “awesome” views.“The views from here are simply awesome and almost equal to those the thousands of locals and holiday makers queue and pay for every day from Q1’s observation deck,” he said.It comes fully finished for the price of $1.42 million. 1801/3440 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise. 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Renovation transforms tired Gold Coast home into modern haven

first_imgBefore the Southport property at 88 Musgrave Ave was flipped.FROM a dilapidated 60-year-old house to a mid-century modern marvel, this Southport home has had an incredible transformation. It’s hard to imagine the humble beginnings the property had but glimpses are still found inside, like the original timber floorboards and layout of the second level. A holistic design approach was taken in the five-bedrooms house’s makeover to limit the impact on the environment. It looks like a completely new house now. The owners undertook an extensive rebuild to get it up to scratch.Now standing is a contemporary and stylish abode with pared-back luxury. Owners Alison Wan and Nigel Evans recently completed the rebuild after purchasing the property at 88 Musgrave Ave in 2016. “We did quite an extensive rebuild as such but kept the existing footprint upstairs,” Ms Wan said. “We love mid-century design and architecture and wanted to create a beautiful house with a great entertaining area for family and friends. Something unique and not just a spec house, we wanted a home not a house.” MORE NEWS: House holds record despite selling at a loss More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago MORE NEWS: Looking for a spot to park your boat? Compared to its previous state, which was stuck in the past.Black and timber contrast throughout the home, while polished concrete floors on the ground level are a trendy design element. The backyard, with a pool and pool house with a bar, is another highlight. “Pretty much everything has changed apart from the upstairs footprint,” Ms Wan said. “We tried to use as many sustainable products as possible and tried to salvage what we could of the existing house, like the existing floorboards.“I like the upstairs day-bed area where you can oversee everything with the big beautiful windows that enjoy the outside world.” Every inch of it exudes contemporary design. Or lots of pink? …Ms Wan said the extensive renovation was a labour of love for the pair who are ready to tackle the tools again. “We will be moving on to another project, maybe not as big and grand, something a little easier,” she said. The property is set to head under the hammer on August 24 via Mark Saveall, of McGrath Surfers Paradise. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 Would you prefer bold tones?last_img read more

Bacolod dad urged: Allow backriding for family members

first_imgRamos said family members stay in one house and the coronavirus transmission is exposed to all members of the immediate family and is not merely confined to riding on the motorcycle by said family members. “Allowing riding in tandem on motorcycles between immediate family members will remain in force while the GCQ is in force,” he further said. Ramos deemed it expedient to allow backriding on motorcycles in the city for immediate family members who are allowed to travel, provided they can show proof of their identity. Earlier, Leonardia explained that his Executive Order No. 35 only allows riding in tandem for spouses for the purpose to by essential needs or reporting to work, other than that are not allowed./PNcenter_img BACOLOD City – The city council here passed a resolution asking Mayor Evelio Leonardia to allow motorcycle back riders among immediate family members. Councilor Dindo Ramos, chairman of the city council’s committee on transportation and author of the resolution, said lamented that motorcycles are one the major mode of transportation in the city and enforcing the “no back rider” policy affects the mobility of employees allowed to work under the general community quarantine (GCQ).last_img read more

EPL: Arsenal’s Top Four Finish Threatened with City Draw

first_imgArsenal showed signs of recovery from their recent dismal run of form as they twice fought back from behind yesterday to draw with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.The Gunners had lost four out of their previous five Premier League games, and faced City against uncertainty surrounding manager Arsene Wenger’s future, with more protests staged before kick-off.Arsenal got off to the worst possible start when Leroy Sane put City ahead after only five minutes, running on to Kevin de Bruyne’s routine pass to round David Ospina and score.Theo Walcott capped a spell of Arsenal pressure to scramble home an equaliser five minutes before the break – but they were on terms for only two minutes before Sergio Aguero’s powerful finish put City back in front.Arsenal lost Laurent Koscielny to injury at half-time and it was his central defensive partner Shkodran Mustafi who rose above City’s defence from a corner to restore parity after 53 minutes.Aguero missed two good chances for City and manager Pep Guardiola was furious that a late handball appeal against Nacho Monreal was ignored, leaving his side in fourth and Arsenal in sixth place in the table – seven points of the top-four pace.Two banners were held aloft at the final whistle – and both summed up the confusion currently surrounding Arsenal and manager Wenger.One read “Forever In Your Debt – One Arsene Wenger” and the other carried the slogan “All Good Things Must Come To An End.”There were renewed protests from a noisy, but relatively small, group of Arsenal fans before kick-off to illustrate the pressure on Arsenal’s manager but there were precious few signs of discontent inside the stadium.The smart money remains on Wenger extending a stay as manager that stretches back to October 1996 – but this result and performance did little either way to clear the muddied waters around this part of north London.Wenger insists his decision is made while Arsenal’s board say the next move will be mutual – so a draw almost summed up what seems to be the current inertia among the decision-makers.If Arsenal had won, it would certainly have made any announcement more palatable, while a loss would have made it a harder sell.  As it is, a draw means the uncertainty goes on.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Lady Ice Badgers are historic powerhouse

first_imgDriven by destiny, leadership and prowess on both the offensive and defensive end, this team stands alone.No, I’m not talking about the ’85 Bears who finished 15-1 and went on to dismantle the competition in the playoffs, cruising to victory in Super Bowl XX. Nor am I referring to Michael Jordan and his Bulls’ wondrous 1995-96 team that went 72-10. And I’m certainly not citing any of the Celtics teams back in the 60s, the Montreal Canadiens during the 50s through 70s, or even the UCLA teams that won seven straight NCAA titles between 1967 and 1973.In fact, I’m not talking about a team or season that is even on the national radar. What I’m talking about is the Wisconsin women’s hockey team.Look at it. What you’ll find is downright absurd. And outside of Madison, practically nobody knows it. Just like those teams, the Badgers are in a league of their own.Chew on these numbers. Last season, the Badgers capped a 36-4-1 finish with their first national championship. This year, it has been more of the same.Now, there is still plenty of hockey left to be played. They have more talent than some NCAA men’s teams, and they certainly have more heart than Ricky Bobby.There have been some ridiculous streaks in sports lore, including the 1971-72 Lakers’ 33-game winning streak, Oklahoma football’s 47-game winning streak from ’53 to ’57, the 1916 New York Giants’ 26-gamer on the diamond and the 1993 Pittsburgh Penguins’ 17-gamer. These are the streaks of the best there ever were.Sports are difficult to compare across one another, no doubt, but the women’s hockey team won — not tied — 18 straight games, and put together a string of 26 games where they skated to just one tie, going 25-0-1, before being blanked by the Bulldogs of Minnesota-Duluth. For basically three-fourths of a season, the hockey team didn’t lose. To put the duration of that streak in perspective, it would be like the Bulls winning 60 consecutive games that historic season. In football, 26 consecutive games would have assured Matt Leinart’s Trojans two consecutive undefeated seasons. And he still would have gone home with a doggy bag for the remainder.But this UW team isn’t just about one streak. No, after Wisconsin lost 2-0 to Minnesota-Duluth, it has begun another streak. Currently, it is riding a 13-game unbeaten streak. So in the past 40 games, the Badgers have gone 36-1-3 (.938). Although it isn’t perfect, it’s pretty darn close.To me, I find it borderline absurd that when Johnson talked with me a few weeks back about their “slip-ups” to St. Cloud State, we were talking about ties. Not losses, but ties. This team is that good: a tie, not a loss, means the Badgers didn’t play to their utmost potential.And what potential they have. Entering the weekend where Wisconsin outscored Minnesota State 5-0 and 8-0, it ranked No. 4 in the country in goals scored and No. 1 in goals allowed at 1.08. On the power play, the Badgers score at a 32 percent rate (best in the nation) while holding their opponents to a 9 percent conversion rate.During the month of January, the Cardinal and White has outscored its opponents 42-2 over eight games. At one point the Badgers pitched four-straight shutouts and out-shot their opponents by a three-to-one margin. Now if Bobby Boucher were a real athlete, I could put this team’s dominance in perspective, but since he’s not, I feel that there isn’t anyone or any team right now that would do them justice.Sure, Wisconsin is just 1-1-1 when trailing after the second period. But it’s never in that position, so there isn’t much cause for concern. The fact that they have had the lead after two periods in 24 of 28 games says it all.Of course this season would all go to waste if they didn’t win the NCAA Championship, which, according to Johnson, could very well happen.”Once playoff time comes around, Coach always says you can blink your eyes and it can be done,” said freshman forward Meghan Duggan, who is tied for second among rookies with 37 points. “So we’re just going to stay on track and keep playing the way we’ve been playing.”But let’s be realistic. On any given night this squad is going to win 94 percent of the time. Odds are in their favor.And with players and leadership who have been there before and played in the big games, as well as the almost gut-wrenching talent they have up and down their roster, there isn’t a team in the country who will beat them.I know it’s a long way to the eight consecutive championships that the Celtics won during the 60s, but the Wisconsin Badgers women’s hockey team is well on its way.Kevin is double majoring in journalism and economics. If you would like to discuss the women’s hockey team’s success or possibly your list of the best teams ever, he can be reached at khagstrom@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Bermuda on Alert as Tropical Storm Humberto Set to Strengthen

first_imgHAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC  -Forecasters have warned Bermuda that strengthening Tropical Storm Humberto is a potential threat to the island after it moved to the north of the Bahamas.As of 12 PM Sunday, the storm, which is due to reach hurricane strength later in the day,  is expected to be around 230 miles west of Bermuda by midday on Wednesday as a Category 2 Hurricane.The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said the storm, packing 65 mph winds with higher gusts, was moving north at seven miles per hour, but is expected to make a sharp turn to the northeast on Monday.On Sunday afternoon, Humberto was located 180 miles north-northwest of Abaco, which suffered loss of life and massive damage earlier in the month from Hurricane Dorian.“Additional strengthening is forecast through Wednesday, and Humberto is expected to become a hurricane by tonight,” the NHC said in its latest advisory on Sunday.Bermuda’s Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) has said it has begun to monitor the track of  Humberto.Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said: “The EMO is prepared and stands ready to convene should the weather system’s forecasted track pose a threat to Bermuda.“I take this opportunity to remind the public that Bermuda is in the midst of hurricane season. I strongly encourage the public to revisit your business, household and family preparedness plans.”The Bermuda Weather Service said Humberto would bring dangerous sea conditions to the island ahead of it.Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds which hampered recovery efforts after Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane, tore into the island chain’s northwestern islands with 185 mph winds, killing at least 50 people and leaving thousands homeless.last_img read more