18 Nov
2020

Exhibition of Croatian mountains in the European Parliament

first_imgWith the desire and intention to present the beauties of the Croatian mountains to the European public, it was officially opened on Monday, June 19 at the seat of the European Parliament in Brussels. photo exhibition “Via Dinarica – a path that naturally connects”.The initiator of the presentation of the potential of Croatian mountain tourism and mountaineering in the European Parliament is MP Davor Škrlec in cooperation with the Association Via Dinarica Croatia. It’s Via Dinarica international project connecting mountains and people in the Dinaric Mountains into a single longitudinal hiking trail. The 1362 km long road leads from Slovenia to Albania, visiting the most attractive mountains and peaks of the Dinaric Mountains. On this whole long journey, the mountaineering infrastructure in the Croatian mountains is the best example and example to neighboring countries.The opening was attended by hundreds of people, including many mountaineers, representatives of the Croatian Mountaineering Association and the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, representatives of development agencies, directors of national parks and nature parks and representatives of institutions that supported the event – Ministry of Tourism, Croatian National Tourist Board and Croatian Chamber of Commerce. They presented their products domestic family farms – producers of prosciutto, cheese, honey, desserts, medicinal herbs and liqueurs from the Via Dinarica route. It is shown in the exhibition 80 photos, and after Brussels, it is planned to set up an exhibition at various locations in Croatia.”Due to exceptional achievements in the development of active tourism, sustainable development of mountain areas and regional networking of people in the Dinaric Alps, I nominated the Via Dinarica project for this year’s European Citizen Award given by the European Parliament. The goals of the project are sustainable development of mountain tourism, stopping the emigration of mountain areas, promotion and preservation of the natural heritage of the Dinarides and support for people living in mountain areas to continue traditional activities and offer tourists indigenous products. The Dinarides in Croatia touch the Adriatic coast, so the project includes connecting mountain tourism with the offer of the Croatian coast. Via Dinarica’s development activities are not focused on the development of mass tourism, but on connecting existing and new potentials into a functional whole, in accordance with the concept of the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism. Said SkrlecThe beauties of the Croatian mountains and the entire Dinaric Mountains and their tourist and mountaineering potentials were additionally presented on June 20 at conference in the European Parliament Davor Škrlec, Via Dinarica project manager in Croatia Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica project manager in BiH Kenan Muftić, Ministry of Tourism delegate Vesna Rajković, President of the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nedo Pinezić, Secretary General of the Croatian Mountaineering Association Darko Berljak spoke. Zlatko Marasović, a representative of the Paklenica Public Institution, and Dorijan Klasnić, the head of the HPS Guide Service. ” Via Dinarica contributes to strengthening ties between the peoples living in the Dinaric Alps, especially between Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through partnership in the initiative for the establishment of the Via Dinarica road, a strong European connection between nations has been achieved and there is a constant exchange of experiences in managing the potential of mountain areas and the culture of tolerant coexistence.. ” concluded Skrlec.Krk prosciutto first with EU markTo remind you, Krk prosciutto is the first Croatian product to receive the EU designation of protected geographical origin. It was 14.4. 2015. After two years, members of the EU Parliament and esteemed guests will have the opportunity to taste the first specialty from Croatia, which they marked with this prestigious and binding quality label.”The Via Dinarica project undoubtedly has great potential, and the achieved results indicate that valuable achievements are achieved primarily on the basis of quality and coordinated engagement and regional cooperation. The presentation of Croatian mountains, mountaineering and mountain tourism in the European Parliament, as well as the nomination of the Via Dinarica project for the European Citizen Award, is certainly a valuable contribution to the popularization of mountaineering in Croatia and a sign that the values ​​created by at the highest European level. In the past five years, the entire Via Dinarica route through Croatia has been traced, in the length of 2000 kilometers. The entire trip to Croatia is shown in detail on the web platforms outdooractive.com, and viadinarica.com detailed texts in Croatian, English and German, with a quality map and advanced search capabilities. Via Dinarica is available on the central Croatian tourist portal croatia.hr in 12 languages ​​and in promotional brochures of the Croatian National Tourist Board. In this way, for the first time, our mountains and mountaineering opportunities are systematically presented to the widest world public as part of the overall Croatian tourist offer. The effects of this are visible in the increase in visits to our Dinaric mountains. ” – said Alan Čaplar, president of the Association Via Dinarica Croatia.The two-day event ended with a meeting at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, entitled “Potentials of Via Dinarica”. The aim of this presentation was to connect businessmen, primarily travel agencies from Croatia with agencies from the Benelux countries. At the ceremony, local producers from the Dinaric Alps also presented themselves to the gathered businessmen and journalists, and it was agreed that a study trip would be organized for representatives of Belgian and Dutch tourist agencies and journalists in the Croatian mountains during the autumn.More informationVia Dinarica is a longitudinal hiking trail intended for hikers, cyclists and other excursionists who visit the Dinarides as tourists, but also support service providers in rural and less developed areas. In Croatia, Via Dinarica has a total 57 stages, and includes 6 national parks, 4 nature parks, two strict nature reserves and numerous attractive Croatian landscapes. Respectable tourist magazine “Outdoor” declared Via Dinarica the best new hiking trail in the world, and the trail was also presented at Lonely Planet i National Geographic. According to the selection of National Geographic Travel magazine, Via Dinarica was named one of the 10 best destinations in the world for outdoor activities in 2017. One of the basic goals of Via Dinarica is to promote the local economy and thus bring tourists closer to local food, accommodation, various services and the like. The Via Dinarica project was initiated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and due to the closure of the UNDP office in Croatia, the project activities were continued by the specialized Association Via Dinarica Croatia.last_img read more

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23 Sep
2020

Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association Celebrates Scholarship Program, Regional Growth and New Lawrenceburg Civic Park Event

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana – The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association (SEIMA) is expanding their community outreach and Hall of Fame coverage this year. Since the organization was founded in 2001, it has stood to honor, support, and promote exemplary musical talent from our area including musicians and music educators in Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio, and Switzerland counties, by inducting them annually into the Southeastern Indiana Musicians’ Hall of Fame. “We are pleased to announce that we now are including the many talented musicians of Franklin County to be recognized by our organization,” said Brian DeBruler SEIMA board member and owner of the locally based record label, Sol Records. As of April 2019, the group now includes Franklin County in its covered territory. “In the last two years we have made a lot of changes to redefine our role and contributions to the community as a nonprofit organization. We have established a scholarship fund that we will begin awarding in 2020 to high school graduates looking to pursue a career in music, and we are also exploring ways that we can supplement funding to the music programs in schools in each of the 5 counties,” said DeBruler. “As a volunteer organization we are grateful for the tremendous support and contributions we have received from the community over the years and we are focused on reciprocating that investment in our communities’ musical future.”SEIMA is funded entirely by donations and is launching a fund raiser and raffle in conjunction with the Whiskey City Summer Fest event at Lawrenceburg Civic Park this summer. “We have an incredible commodity in the music of our region, and the City of Lawrenceburg has presented a tremendous opportunity and investment in that with the new Civic Park and stage; to not only showcase local music talent, but also by hosting various events attracting more people to downtown Lawrenceburg. Our rich music heritage is cause for celebration and we are happy to be involved”, said DeBruler. The group will be selling commemorative t-shirts in conjunction with the concert at upcoming area events, on their website, and at the show. Proceeds from the shirt sales go directly to the scholarship fund. They are also raffling an acoustic guitar signed by all of the Whiskey City Summer Fest artists. The Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees will be announced along with the winner of the guitar at the show by Hall of Fame member Jim Helms that evening. The deadline for 2019 Hall of Fame nominations is May 31st. (For information visit the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association website at www.seimusic.org).“Lawrenceburg has always hosted great music events like Music on the River, Fall Fest, and Party in the Park; On behalf of the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association, our hats are off to the efforts of Mayor Mollaun, Pat Krider, Marie Edwards and everyone involved with these events that have done an amazing job over the years. The new stage really takes things to another level. Thanks for supporting local music! ” – Official statement from SEIMA Board.Whiskey City Summer Fest takes place at the brand new Lawrenceburg Civic Park located at 50 Short Street in Lawrenceburg on Saturday July 13th from 3pm – 10:30 pm. The free concert features music by 3 time Grammy Award Winner, Texas blues/rock artist, Delbert McClinton, along with Pure Grain, The Renegades, and the good time Cajun stylings of Robin Lacy and Dezydeco. Food will be available from regional area food trucks lining the street as well as a beer garden. Bring your lawn chairs and come celebrate summertime with great music, awesome food, and good people in Whiskey City USA, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Free Parking in the parking garage entering from Walnut Street.No purchase necessary to win, Free Contest entry sign up will be available at the event on July 13th. Must be present to win.”last_img read more

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21 Sep
2020

New deal for Nugent

first_img The 29-year-old, who has one senior England cap, notched 20 goals in the Sky Bet Championship for the Foxes last season to help the club claim the title. He becomes the latest key player from that promotion campaign to put pen to paper on a new Leicester contract this summer, following the likes of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, defender and captain Wes Morgan and midfielder Danny Drinkwater. Nugent told lcfc.com: “I’m delighted to have signed for two years and I’m really looking forward to testing myself with the rest of the squad in the best league in the world. “Last season was the best of my career in terms of goals and assists, but I wouldn’t have managed it without the lads around me so I’m really pleased the squad has been kept together. I think we’ve got a great chance of doing well in the Premier League.” Leicester manager Nigel Pearson said: “David’s contribution to the squad goes a lot further than the goals he scores or the assists he provides. “He’s a striker that works incredibly hard for the team and helps us to set a tempo that other teams found difficult to cope with last season. “He’s a hugely popular, infectious character in the dressing room and a really important part of this group, so I’m delighted that he’ll be staying with us in the Premier League.” Nugent has been Leicester’s leading scorer in all three seasons since he joined them in 2011 following a four-year spell with Portsmouth, accruing a total of 54 goals in 148 appearances for the Foxes. He has Premier League experience from his time with Portsmouth and Burnley, who he played for on loan from Pompey. Leicester striker David Nugent has signed a new two-year deal at the King Power Stadium, the Barclays Premier League outfit have announced.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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