Simply the best awards for improving the tourist offer and creativity

first_imgThe plaques were presented to the winners by Tomislav Fain, President of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies, and Maja Šimenc, Director of DMK Vall042 and the PUT Exchange. Ružica Mikačić for many years of journalistic work and expressed creativity in designing and realizing a number of attractive contents in the field of tourism, which gave a significant contribution to Croatian tourist journalism, but also to the improvement of overall Croatian tourism, especially in Dalmatia; Source / photo: DMK Wall 042 The “Simply the best” award for creativity and improvement of the tourist offer in six categories – catering, events, travel agencies, new projects, people, special awards – was received by 45 individuals and companies from the tourism sector. Category “Manifestations“It is divided into four groups. In the group “Preservation of traditional local customs”, awards were given to Bela nedeja (Kastav), Eko etno Gacka (Otočac), LIDAS (Pleternica) and (Sr) etno Selce (Crikvenica riviera). In the group “Entertainment and recreational facilities”, the awards were won by Country Weekend (Koprivnica), Toy Festival (Ivanić Grad) and Slovenian Weekend (Biograd na Moru). The winners of the group “Culture and eno-gastronomy” are the Pearl of the Sea (Supetar on Brač), Black Sheep (Baška), Strawberry & Sparkling Festival and Voloder Autumn (Voloder). In the last group “Sport and Recreation”, Du Motion (Dubrovnik), Lipik 3 × 3 Challenger (Lipik), Boat Marathon (Metković) and Uvati Vitar (Sutivan) received awards. Ivan Srakovčić for many years of innovative and creative entrepreneurial activity in the development of new tourist products, thus making an immeasurable contribution to the development and quality of the tourist offer of the Karlovac region; As part of the business tourism exchange PUT, which gathered more than 150 participants from five countries in Gradac, the annual awards of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies and the magazine Way to Croatia were presented today at a ceremony at the Hotel Labineca. “A new project in tourismIs the category whose winners of the award are Adrenaline Park Duboka (Nature Park Papuk), Eco Ethno Farm Savus (Bukovlje), Interpretation Center for Maritime Heritage (Lošinj), Marcin Farm – Family Farm Martin Subotić (Germans), Paleo Park (Bale), Project Passes through time (Vodnjan), Project Šišanske legende (Ližnjan), Project Virtual and cultural tourism (Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County), Project For Zlarin without plastic (Zlarin) and Wine, olive & heritage festival (Jelsa).center_img Pavo Jerković for many years of creative work on shaping the special tourist offer, which marked the development of new tourist products with his own example, and gave an exceptional contribution to the tourist development of the Neretva Valley; Awards in the third category “Travel agency“Received Sunturist (Novalja), Viatica travel (Brestovec Orehovički), Aquamarin CK (Banska Bystrica, Slovakia) and TA Lambada (Bugojno, BiH). “Special recognitionsReceived Hotel Esplanada (Zagreb) for excellence, quality and year-round design of special facilities which significantly enriches the tourist offer of the destination, Krapina-Zagorje County for quality and development of year-round tourist offer based on tradition of life, culture and customs which makes Zagorje today positioned as attractive , content and the most developed Croatian continental destination and the Municipality of Vir for creativity and quality of year-round design of the tourist offer and continuous development and realization of new tourist contents, which significantly raised the attractiveness of the destination. Awards in the category “Persons“Received: Category “restaurant”Consists of three groups -” Offer of traditional food and beverages – restaurants “,” Offer of traditional food and beverages – picnic areas “and” Accommodation facilities with additional facilities “. In the first group, the awards were won by Mashtel Distillery (Nin), Klijet Lojzekova hiža (Gusakovec) and Restaurant Zlatne gorice (Kneginec Gornji). In the group related to picnic areas, the awards were won by the Kršlinov mlin picnic area (Bregana), the Mihoci picnic area (Maglenča) and the Vukovar house (Vukovar). In the last group, the winners are Hotel Boškinac (Novalja), Rooms Maksimilian (Osijek), Villa Covri (Brtonigla) and Zaton Holiday Resort (Zaton). Đurđica Šimičić for her creativity and inventiveness in the development of the destination management process and quality improvement in tourism, which gave a special contribution to building the tourist recognition of Lošinj and its positioning among the most attractive Croatian tourist destinations.last_img read more

103-year-old Iran woman survives coronavirus: report

first_imgThe woman was the second elderly patient in Iran to have survived the disease.The other was a 91-year-old man from Kerman, in the southeast of Iran, the news agency said.After being sick for three days, he recovered on Monday despite having pre-existing medical conditions including high blood pressure and asthma, it added.The report did not say how the pair were treated. A 103-year-old woman in Iran has recovered after being infected with the new coronavirus, state media reported, despite overwhelming evidence the elderly are most at risk from the disease.The unnamed woman had been hospitalized in the central city of Semnan for about a week, IRNA news agency said.But she was “discharged after making a complete recovery”, Semnan University of Medical Sciences head Navid Danayi was quoted as saying by IRNA late Tuesday. Since Iran announced its first deaths on Feb. 19, the novel coronavirus has spread to all of the country’s 31 provinces and killed nearly 1,000 people.The elderly are the most vulnerable to the disease, which first emerged in China late last year.The World Health Organization this month estimated the novel coronavirus kills 3.4 percent of all those infected.But for people aged over 80 the fatality rate was 21.9 percent, according to a report the WHO carried out with the Chinese authorities.center_img Topics :last_img read more

National : Lehigh enjoying historic season, climbing up national ranks

first_img Published on April 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Comments Cameron Lao-Gosney and his Lehigh teammates looked around at one another after yet another disappointing season came to an end last spring.Despite experiencing their share of low points all year, they repeated what they had said the previous two seasons.Next year was finally going to be ‘the year.’‘We’ve been saying that for the past two or three years,’ Lao-Gosney said. ‘It’s just everybody’s older now. I don’t know exactly at what point we knew it, but I think coming in our mindset this year has just been a little different, you know, ‘This is it. There’s no doubt anymore.’‘That’s really what it was. We were just getting the doubt out.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe doubt is now gone as the Mountain Hawks (10-1, 3-0 Patriot League) are off to their best start in program history, rising to No. 7 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.Lehigh has won 10 games for just the fifth time and the first time since 1997 when the team won 11 games.This year, though, the Mountain Hawks have three games remaining before the Patriot League playoffs begin April 27. Lao-Gosney and his teammates are trying to bring their school its first conference championship since 1999 to follow through on their promise to make this year special.After going 19-27 the last three seasons, the eight seniors came back determined to leave their mark on a mediocre program.Like his players, head coach Kevin Cassese knew the team had the talent to live up to its lofty goals, winning conference titles and playing in NCAA tournaments. But Cassese didn’t see the leadership in the locker room they saw.That changed this year.‘They’ve done a nice job of coming together, realizing we’ve come up short on a lot of our goals over the last couple years,’ Cassese said, ‘and that this year, they were going to make it different.’For Cassese, the turning point for the program came after Villanova trounced his team 17-7 in the team’s home opener and second game of the season.The doubt that had lingered over the Mountain Hawks was back, threatening another promising season. But it also served as a needed wake-up call that Lehigh still had one more hurdle to get over before it could achieve its goals.The leadership that had been lacking among the players was forced to develop. In previous seasons, Cassese said players didn’t want to step on each other’s toes and speak up to push each other at practice or during games.After the loss to the Wildcats, the players called a meeting and vented their frustrations. They didn’t want this year to become like every other year.‘In that meeting the players addressed a lot of topics, but really called each other out and asked each other to step up in a variety of ways,’ Cassese said. ‘And that ability to be honest with one another and to really confront the brutal facts of what we were doing and how we were going through the motions has been the difference in us being able to turn this thing around.’For Lao-Gosney, this year also serves as his last chance to erase the memories of the ‘dark days’ of the program.The senior midfielder arrived as a confident freshman, expecting to compete for conference and national championships.The Mountain Hawks went out and won only four games.Lao-Gosney remembers the pain that came with blowing a 7-1 lead to Bucknell and losing 12-11 last season. The embarrassment of getting run off the field by the Bison 13-5 in the team’s final game in the conference semifinals still creeps into his memories of the disappointing year.But Lao-Gosney said the team has made all the necessary plays this season. It starts with more focus and attention to detail at practice.‘In years past, we’ve let everything slip, but this year they’re really holding everything down,’ junior attack Dante Fantoni said. ‘They want to make sure everything goes right for their senior year.’And everything has gone right since the team’s loss to Villanova on Feb. 18. The Mountain Hawks have reeled off nine straight wins.It hasn’t been easy, as they’ve had to overcome multiple deficits. But this year’s experienced group is confident after playing the last three years together.So when the team fell behind 2-0 early in the season against Penn State in University Park, Pa., the doubt that once surrounded the program stayed away. And it didn’t return with the streak in jeopardy again last Friday when the Mountain Hawks trailed Navy 4-1 into the second period.Lehigh beat then-No. 17 Penn State 9-5. And it beat then-No. 19 Navy 9-4.As the streak continues and the Mountain Hawks rewrite the record books along the way, Lao-Gosney and his teammates have gotten over the hump and made good on their promise.‘It feels surreal. I would imagine it would be different for teams who are used to being in this position, you know, winning and being in the spotlight,’ Lao-Gosney said. ‘… I feel like the feeling is much, much different for teams who are used to being in the middle of the pack and suffering losing seasons, so I’m ecstatic. We’re all ecstatic, my senior class, we couldn’t be happier.‘I have a feeling like we’re meant for this, not meant for this, but we’ve worked so hard that like it’s about damn time, you know?’rjgery@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Redskins sub Mark Sanchez on first NFL action since 2016: ‘It’s like the first day of high school’

first_imgBefore that, though, the Redskins have to find a backup to the backup’s backup.NBC Sports reported that the team already is zeroing in on the QBs who, like Sanchez, were considered after Smith went down: EJ Manuel, T.J. Yates, Kellen Clemens and Josh Johnson. Three takeaways from the Eagles’ win over the Redskins WATCH LIVE: QB Mark Sanchez speaks with the media following #WASvsPHI https://t.co/V5RooC7Euv— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 4, 2018Sanchez, 32, entered the game in the second quarter and would go 13-for-21 passing for 100 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.“It was a tall task, no doubt,” he said. “But you know there’s no excuses to make, you just do your very best and I’m grateful for the opportunity. I was praying for the opportunity and I thank God for the opportunity, you just never wanted it under these circumstances. So, with respect to Alex and Colt, I’ve got to do my very best to play well and help rally this team and figure out a way to win. That’s the ultimate form of respect for those guys.”Sanchez was drafted in the 2009 class as the fifth overall pick by the Jets. He spent four seasons in New York before a two-year stint with the Eagles. He bounced from the Broncos to the Cowboys and then the Bears organizations before signing a one-year deal with the Redskins in November. “For me to go and play was an emergency situation, and those things happen,” he added. “Now it goes from contingency plan to game plan, and we’ve got another tough task next week.”The Redskins (6-6) face the 4-8 Giants next, but the matchup won’t be an easy task. The short turnaround mixed with the pressure of a must-win game, if the Redskins want any chance at rejoining the wild-card race, will test the veteran quarterback. “I feel like with this group and these coaches, we’ll be able to handle anything, and we’re going to do our best,” Sanchez said.Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Sunday in Washington. Journeyman quarterback Mark Sanchez ended up in Washington to help out backup-turned-starter Colt McCoy.McCoy was taking over for Alex Smith, who suffered a season-ending broken his leg Nov. 18. On Monday, McCoy himself suffered a serious leg injury, reportedly a broken fibula, that not only forced from the Redskins’ game against the Eagles but also is expected to keep him out the rest of the season.center_img Enter Sanchez, seeing his first NFL regular-season action since 2016, when he played in two games for the Cowboys.“It’s like the first day of high school, ‘where do I sit at lunch?’ type of thing,” he told reporters after the Redskins’ 28-13 loss. Related News Redskins QB Colt McCoy leaves game with leg injury, expected to miss rest of seasonlast_img read more