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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17 Sep
2020

Sexual assault survey sent to gauge campus climate

first_imgVice Provost for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry sent an email invitation to the student body to take the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct last week. The 20-30 minute survey aims to collect student opinions that will be factored into shaping safety policies, prevention education programming, and law enforcement measures.A few incentives exist to encourage participation: 6,000 students will be offered a $5 Amazon gift card for completing the survey, and students who were not selected for the gift card are entered into a lottery to win a $500 prize by visiting the website. Two students will then be selected for two $500 prizes.The Association of American Universities, a national association of 62 research universities in the United States and Canada, is leading the survey initiative.The organization partnered with the research firm Westat, to design and deliver the survey to its member universities. Barry Toiv, the vice president for public affairs at AAU, said administrators’ desire to gather more information about student attitudes and opinions about sexual assault that prompted the development of such a survey.“AAU took this on and [we] have never done this before,” Toiv said. “AAU entered into an agreement with Westat because Westat is one of the top private research firms in the country. They brought in expertise specifically with respect to sexual assault, which is of course very sensitive and complex so it requires a certain expertise to do right. A committee of faculty and university administrators who worked in student life was put together from different universities in the nation to work with Westat to develop the survey.”Carry hopes that the administration can learn how to improve existing programs or introduce new initiatives based on the information the survey reveals. The questions in the survey are tailored to specifically gauge information regarding student awareness of the resources on campus and prevalence of sexual misconduct incidents.“There’s been a discussion about colleges and universities understanding the climate on their campus related to sexual misconduct. I think the most effective way to do that is to ask students: what’s working and what’s not working, do you have access to resources, are you aware of the resources, and have you had an experience related to sexual misconduct?” Carry said. “It’ll be helpful for me to understand what do students know and what do they don’t know so we can retarget our marketing efforts.”Carry said 28 of the 62 universities in AAU have decided to take part in the survey. To keep certain factors standardized, all universities participating are offering the same incentives to their respective students.“By joining this national effort, we will have results from almost 30 institutions of higher education. We [will] get a chance to compare and look at opportunities for growth,” Carry said.Though Carry said that a good turnout for such a large-scale survey is typically 15 percent to 20 percent of the student body, Carry’s personal hope is for all students to participate so the sample size of students can be as large as possible. As for the future, Carry foresees releasing a survey like this one every two or three years to measure the results of enacted programs.Kaitlyn Hittelman, a junior majoring in international relations (global business), is currently studying abroad in Turkey; however, she is familiar with the survey from her work last semester as the co-chair of the Greek Sexual Assault Task Force.“From my discussions with the Title IX office, I know that they are really interested in getting student feedback and making as many changes as necessary to make everyone feel safe on campus,” Hittelman said. “I would hope that they would be able to better structure their sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention programming to better fit the needs of the campus based on the results of the survey, to see where it seems that students are lacking in knowledge or in comfort.”Vanessa Diaz, a sophomore majoring in American studies and the assistant director of Women’s Student Assembly, weighed the benefits and flaws the survey has for documenting the number of sexual assault incidences that may have otherwise gone unaccounted for in the statistics.“A lot of people who experience sexual assault don’t report it because it’s an invasive process that is time-consuming and often do not result in favorable outcomes. People may feel more comfortable doing so in an online survey. However, the survey is also problematic because it too asks invasive questions that trigger traumatic memories,” Diaz said.In the case of the latter, Diaz hopes that the administration allocate more resources to the Title IX office in terms of funds and training.Students can find the invitation to take the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct survey in their email. The survey will close on April 22.last_img read more

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16 Aug
2020

FC Sarajevo to play against BATE Borisov on Thursday

first_imgThe BATE Borisov football players and the professional staff arrived at the Zenica Hotel at around 11 o’clock on Wednesday, and will play a match against Football Club Sarajevo on Thursday at Bilino Polje.The BATE team in Zenica arrived in a visibly good mood, and team coach Alyaksey Anatolyevich Baha was also in the mood for a brief statement saying that they ready arrived to Zenica.“We have been preparing for this match, we have analyzed their matches, especially with Celtic and we know where they are dangerous. We have that experience that we are better at playing matches internationally, but I believe it will be one difficult match,” Anatolyevich said for Klix.ba news portal.The BATE Borisov and Sarajevo team will hold press conferences and official trainings on Wednesday evening at Bilino Polje stadium, which will be open to media representatives for 15 minutes, with the game being played tomorrow at 19:45 o’clock.last_img read more

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12 Aug
2020

England bow out to Ireland

first_img4 October 2017 England start title defence with win over WalesEngland made a confident start to the defence of the Senior Women’s Home Internationals, beating the hosts, Wales, 5-3 at Newport.“It was a thrilling first day against tough opposition who were playing a course they all know really well,” said England captain Debbie Richards.England are aiming for their 11th overall win in this event and their fourth consecutive championship title.The team laid the foundations of today’s success in the morning foursomes. Aileen Greenfield and Julie Brown powered to a 6/4 win over their opponents, while Jackie Foster and Fiona Edmond – respectively the English senior stroke play and amateur champions – won 3/2.In the singles, Wales made a strong start but England soon got into their stride and won three of the five points on offer. Brown was again in a hurry, winning 7/5. Comfortable wins from Greenfield (4/3) and Foster (3/2) secured the match win for the European silver medallists.In the day’s other match, Ireland beat Scotland 6-2. Tomorrow England play Scotland and Wales play Ireland. “All the teams have very strong players so it will be another tough day tomorrow,” said Richards. 1 October 2017England set for defence of senior titleEngland will begin their defence of the Senior Women’s Home International title on Tuesday at Newport Golf Club, Wales.The six players who won the silver medal at last month’s European team championship are all in the side, together with Surrey’s Felicity Christine.The full team, captained by Debbie Richards of Surrey, is: Caroline Berry of Cheshire, Julie Brown of Staffordshire, Felicity Christine of Surrey, Fiona Edmond of Suffolk, Jackie Foster of Hertfordshire, Aileen Greenfield of Sussex and Lulu Housman of Middlesex.England have dominated the Senior Women’s Home Internationals since it started in 2003, winning the Sue Johnson Trophy 10 times, with consecutive wins in the last three years. The round robin competition against Scotland, Ireland and Wales continues until Thursday, 5 October.The players:Caroline Berry (Bromborough) was fifth in the British senior championship, is a past English senior champion and reached the semi-finals of this year’s event, having been top qualifier.Julie Brown (Trentham) won the 2015 British senior championship, was runner-up last year and fourth this season. She won the English senior title in 2014 and has represented England every year since then.Felicity Christine (Woking) is a past winner of the British senior title and had a top 20 finish last month. She was a quarter finalist in the English senior championship and fifth in the English senior stroke playFiona Edmond (Ipswich) was an England and GB&I international before a break of 25 years. She won the English senior title at her first attempt in May.Jackie Foster (Bishop’s Stortford) has won back-to-back English senior stroke play titles and had a top 20 finish in the British seniors.Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe) is playing only her second full season of senior golf and has been runner-up three times in English championships.Lulu Housman (Wyke Green) won the English senior stroke play title in 2015. She was a semi-finalist in this year’s senior amateur and tied 11th in the stroke play. “It was a thrilling first day against tough opposition who were playing a course they all know really well,” said England captain Debbie Richards.England are aiming for their 11th overall win in this event and their fourth consecutive championship title.The team laid the foundations of today’s success in the morning foursomes. Aileen Greenfield and Julie Brown powered to a 6/4 win over their opponents, while Jackie Foster and Fiona Edmond – respectively the English senior stroke play and amateur champions – won 3/2.In the singles, Wales made a strong start but England soon got into their stride and won three of the five points on offer. Brown was again in a hurry, winning 7/5. Comfortable wins from Greenfield (4/3) and Foster (3/2) secured the match win for the European silver medallists.In the day’s other match, Ireland beat Scotland 6-2. Tomorrow England play Scotland and Wales play Ireland. “All the teams have very strong players so it will be another tough day tomorrow,” said Richards.England will meet Ireland in title showdownDefending champions England will meet Ireland tomorrow in the title decider at the Senior Women’s Home Internationals at Newport, Wales.Both teams have a 100% record of two wins from two matches so far, with England defeating Scotland 5.5-2.5 today, having previously beaten Wales 5-3.England captain Debbie Richards commented: “It will be a big day tomorrow for both teams as the winner will lift the trophy.”England are aiming for their fourth consecutive win and their 11th overall victory in this championship.Today, the team made a great start to the match, winning all three singles. “We had a fantastic start this morning,” said Richards. “Jackie Foster and Felicity Christie started the winning streak with a 6/5 victory, closely followed by Lulu Houseman and Caroline Berry winning by the same margin. Aileen Greenfield and Julie Brown battled away after a slow start to win 3/2.”In the afternoon singles the matches were very tight and after nine holes could have gone either way. But England fought hard in the windy and cold conditions to eventually secure a comfortable win.In the other match Ireland beat Wales 6-2, having previously beaten Scotland by the same margin.Click here for full scoresImage copyright The R&A England captain Debbie Richards, commented: “It was a very tense afternoon for the captains but some amazing golf was played by all and I am very proud of the England team and it has been an honour to be their captain. Hopefully we can go one step further next year.”England, who were seeking their 11th win and their fourth in a row, shared the points in the foursomes. Julie Brown and Aileen Greenfield continued their unbeaten record with their 5/4 win, while Lulu Housman and Caroline Berry snatched a half.In the singles Brown always had the upper hand but had to go to the 17th to win her point 3/1. Jackie Foster was three down after three but battled back to win on the 17th and put England ahead.But the Irish proved the stronger players over the closing stages of the other three games. Fiona Edmond lost by one hole, Berry by two holes and Housman was defeated by a 17th hole birdie, losing 3/1.In the day’s other match Wales and Scotland halved. Final placings: 1 Ireland, 2 England, 3 Wales, 4 Scotland.Caption – Back row from left, Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire), Felicity Christine (Woking, Surrey), Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire), Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe Sussex). Front row, from left: Jackie Foster (Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire), Debbie Richards (captain, Burhill, Surrey), Fiona Edmond (Ipswich, Suffolk), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green, Middlesex). (Image copyright The R&A). England will meet Ireland in title showdownDefending champions England will meet Ireland tomorrow in the title decider at the Senior Women’s Home Internationals at Newport, Wales.Both teams have a 100% record of two wins from two matches so far, with England defeating Scotland 5.5-2.5 today, having previously beaten Wales 5-3.England captain Debbie Richards commented: “It will be a big day tomorrow for both teams as the winner will lift the trophy.”England are aiming for their fourth consecutive win and their 11th overall victory in this championship.Today, the team made a great start to the match, winning all three singles. “We had a fantastic start this morning,” said Richards. “Jackie Foster and Felicity Christie started the winning streak with a 6/5 victory, closely followed by Lulu Houseman and Caroline Berry winning by the same margin. Aileen Greenfield and Julie Brown battled away after a slow start to win 3/2.”In the afternoon singles the matches were very tight and after nine holes could have gone either way. But England fought hard in the windy and cold conditions to eventually secure a comfortable win.In the other match Ireland beat Wales 6-2, having previously beaten Scotland by the same margin.Click here for full scoresImage copyright The R&A Almost every point in the title decider was closely contested before Ireland emerged as the 4.5-3.5 winners. It was their third win in the championship, following back-to-back successes in 2012/13. The team, captained by Debbie Richards of Burhill, Surrey, is: Caroline Berry of Bromborough, Cheshire, Julie Brown of Trentham, Staffordshire, Felicity Christine of Woking, Surrey, Fiona Edmond of Ipswich, Suffolk, Jackie Foster of Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, Aileen Greenfield of Pyecombe, Sussex and Lulu Housman of Wyke Green, Middlesex.Click here for full scoresImage copyright leaderboard Photographycenter_img England captain Debbie Richards, commented: “It was a very tense afternoon for the captains but some amazing golf was played by all and I am very proud of the England team and it has been an honour to be their captain. Hopefully we can go one step further next year.”England, who were seeking their 11th win and their fourth in a row, shared the points in the foursomes. Julie Brown and Aileen Greenfield continued their unbeaten record with their 5/4 win, while Lulu Housman and Caroline Berry snatched a half.In the singles Brown always had the upper hand but had to go to the 17th to win her point 3/1. Jackie Foster was three down after three but battled back to win on the 17th and put England ahead.But the Irish proved the stronger players over the closing stages of the other three games. Fiona Edmond lost by one hole, Berry by two holes and Housman was defeated by a 17th hole birdie, losing 3/1. 1 Oct 2017 England bow out to Ireland Click here for full scores4 October 2017England will meet Ireland in title showdown Defending champions England will meet Ireland tomorrow in the title decider at the Senior Women’s Home Internationals at Newport, Wales.Both teams have a 100% record of two wins from two matches so far, with England defeating Scotland 5.5-2.5 today, having previously beaten Wales 5-3.England captain Debbie Richards commented: “It will be a big day tomorrow for both teams as the winner will lift the trophy.”England are aiming for their fourth consecutive win and their 11th overall victory in this championship.Today, the team made a great start to the match, winning all three singles. “We had a fantastic start this morning,” said Richards. “Jackie Foster and Felicity Christie started the winning streak with a 6/5 victory, closely followed by Lulu Houseman and Caroline Berry winning by the same margin. Aileen Greenfield and Julie Brown battled away after a slow start to win 3/2.”In the afternoon singles the matches were very tight and after nine holes could have gone either way. But England fought hard in the windy and cold conditions to eventually secure a comfortable win.In the other match Ireland beat Wales 6-2, having previously beaten Scotland by the same margin.Click here for full scoresCaption. England team. Back row from left: Caroline Berry, Felicity Christine, Julie Brown, Aileen Greenfield. Front row, from left: Jackie Foster, Debbie Richards, Fiona Edmond, Lulu Housman . (Image copyright The R&A ) England’s reign as Senior Women’s Home Internationals champions was halted by Ireland in a hard-fought battle at Newport, Wales.England start title defence with win over WalesEngland made a confident start to the defence of the Senior Women’s Home Internationals, beating the hosts, Wales, 5-3 at Newport.England are aiming for their 11th overall win in this event and their fourth consecutive championship title.The team laid the foundations of today’s success in the morning foursomes. Aileen Greenfield and Julie Brown powered to a 6/4 win over their opponents, while Jackie Foster and Fiona Edmond – respectively the English senior stroke play and amateur champions – won 3/2.In the singles Brown was again in a hurry, winning 7/5. Comfortable wins from Greenfield (4/3) and Foster (3/2) secured the match win for the European silver medallists.In the day’s other match, Ireland beat Scotland 6-2. Tomorrow England play Scotland and Wales play Ireland.The team, captained by Debbie Richards of Burhill, Surrey, is: Caroline Berry of Bromborough, Cheshire, Julie Brown of Trentham, Staffordshire, Felicity Christine of Woking, Surrey, Fiona Edmond of Ipswich, Suffolk, Jackie Foster of Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, Aileen Greenfield of Pyecombe, Sussex and Lulu Housman of Wyke Green, Middlesex.Click here for full scores Tags: Senior Women’s Home Internationalslast_img read more

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