The first tourists from China and Denmark came to Slavonia

first_imgSlavonia is becoming more and more interesting tourist destination on the foreign market, from Denmark to China. That this is the case is confirmed by today’s stay of Danish guests at the Kereković family farm in Živike in Brod-Posavina County, organized by Uniline.This is the result of intensive business activities of Uniline, a leading Croatian tour operator, with the aim of presenting Slavonia to business partners and potential guests through a series of specially designed tourist programs and excursions.Uz danske goste, sve češći Unilineovi gosti su i oni iz Kine kojima Slavonija i Osijek postaju sve češća destinacija na kružnim putovanjima po zemljama regije. ”Along with Danish and Chinese guests, there is more and more interest from Hungary, and the plan for 2019 includes, for example, tour programs of the Vučedol Culture Museum with a tour of Vukovar and Ilok and tastings of Ilok wines for guests from Great Britain. Also, there have been special programs so far, such as a conference we organized for business partners in Slavonia or accommodation of hundreds of participants in the cycling competition Tour of Croatia, whose Uniline is the official travel agency since the beginning of the competition in 2015. ” said Sandra Gobin, a member of the Board of Uniline.Innovative tourist experiences are soughtIn all its partner markets, the Uniline team intensively promotes existing programs in Slavonia and develops new ones intended, on the one hand, for group tours of guests from European, especially Scandinavian and Asian markets and niches of individual guests with special interests in cultural and historical and eno-gastronomic and active or sports tourism, for which they intend to organize special creative workshops. According to Uniline, this could be a significant impetus for the development of small and medium enterprises in Slavonia.  – from camps, family hotels, wine tastings and local dishes to organized riding schools, hunting or bird watching.TOG Kereković, which is a frequent choice of Uniline’s guests, in addition to enjoying Slavonian specialties, offers its visitors, among other things, fishing in its own pond in a large environment with domestic animals, riding in carriages and carriages, horseback riding and sailing the tourist boat Graničarka on the Sava River.Following the propulsive development of tourism in Asian markets and the opening of offices in China (Shanghai) and South Korea (Seoul) and offices in Japan and Thailand, and a step into the markets of South America, USA and Canada and Australia, Uniline opens new opportunities  for the presentation of tourist activities in Slavonia, for which guests from Asia and overseas markets are showing increasing interest, who are delighted with its rich culture, tradition and gastronomy and are increasingly placing it on the top list of destinations for 2019.last_img read more

Finnish association targets legal change to allow more private pension funds

first_imgToropainen said the advantage for employers in using a private pension fund or foundation was increased control over investments as well as potentially lower costs for well-organised funds or foundations.Private pension funds and foundations manage around €5.6bn of assets in Finland compared to assets under management in the entire private pensions sector of €100bn.“The most important task for me is to try to take care of the legal system surrounding us,” Toropainen said.“The way the Finnish pensions market has developed, the amount of pensions money in our kind of pension fund and foundation has fallen,” he said, adding that he hoped to be able to change the legal framework to allow new funds and foundations to enter the sector.With 12 months to go until the Finnish general election, all political parties were now thinking about how to prepare and position themselves for next year’s vote, he said,“In this situation we have good chances of improving our position,” he said.However, he said bringing about change in the law and the industry would be a long process and things would not happen immediately.“But hopefully in the future during my tenure we will get there,” said Toropainen.Toropainen comes to his new role at the association from 26 years as a political reporter and financial journalist, working at MTV News, Channel Four News and the Helsingin Sanomat. The Finnish Pension Funds Association aims to increase the number of private pension funds and foundations, and get the issue on the agendas of the country’s political parties as they prepare for next year’s general election, according to its newly appointed leader.The association’s incoming managing director Timo Toropainen, who takes up his role officially on May 1, told IPE: “I really hope we can change the legislative environment to make it possible to set up some new private pension funds and foundations.”Toropainen will replace Pasi Strömberg, who has headed up the association since August 2011, when he leaves next month to become chief executive of private pension fund Verso.The Finnish Pension Funds Association, Eläkesäätiöyhdistys, represents the private pension funds and foundations in Finland used by companies to provide mandatory occupational pensions instead of choosing one of the big pensions-insurance companies as the provider.last_img read more

Palm Springs-inspired estate has laid-back resort vibe

first_img The infinity-edge pool at 26 Tallebudgera Connection Rd, Tallebudgera.Designed by Lea Design Studio and built by Robertson Homes, the U shape layout allows for private wings off a central social space filled with natural light.Three bedrooms with ensuites occupy the southern wing while the northern wing has a media room, gym and master retreat with dressing room and a private terrace. MORE: Rare Budds Beach cottage a bargain buy Palm trees, cactuses and stones channel the Palm Springs style. The U shape design puts the focus on the heated magnesium pool.Rows of mature palm trees lining the driveway set a tone of laid-back luxury as you approach this statement residence.Newly built on a prime acreage parcel, the Palm Springs-inspired estate gives the sense of being in a country resort when, in fact, it’s less than 10 minutes to Palm Beach. Tourist hotspot hits the market as border reopenscenter_img More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe property is surrounded by parklands.Bordering parklands provide a pleasant outlook from the magnesium pool which can be heated for year-round use. The home also boasts a long list of mod cons, including keyless entry, integrated Bluetooth speakers, airconditioning, electronic blinds, security system, solar panels and three phase power.Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Walsh is leading the campaign to auction on July 22 at 11am. The open design makes the living area light and airy.High ceilings add to the sense of space in the centre of the home where the kitchen features engineered stone surfaces, high end appliances and a butler’s pantry. The living area flows easily onto the covered alfresco terrace where a built-in barbecue kitchen overlooks the pool.last_img read more

Departure of Francis Joseph as National Director of ChildFund Caribbean.

ChildFund International informs of the departure of Mr. Francis Joseph as our National Director of ChildFund Caribbean.  We thank him for his long service as National Director during which period, ChildFund has supported multiple programs addressing the needs of deprived, vulnerable and excluded children and their families in Dominica and Saint Vincent.ChildFund International reiterates its commitment to the children of the Caribbean. We are currently developing a three year strategy to better address the challenges confronted by deprived, vulnerable and excluded children and their families in the wider Caribbean. During this period we also intend to become a stronger advocate for children’s rights and to expand our resource-base. This new strategy will be made public in due course.ChildFund has named Mr. Mario Lima as interim National Director. Mr. Lima is currently the Director of ChildFund Guatemala and brings a wealth of international experience within ChildFund and other organizations providing strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of child rights programs. We wish him success in this important assignment. Mr. Joseph has worked with ChildFund, formerly known as Christian Children’s Fund for seventeen years.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Departure of Francis Joseph as National Director of ChildFund Caribbean. by: – May 5, 2011 Tweet 18 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Share read more

Southern Ind. Veterans Cemetery Vandalized

first_imgPolice say somebody drove in the lawn of the cemetery causing sod damage. (Image: ISP)JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ind. – State Police are hoping to get more information and potentially an identity of a vandal or vandals who are destroying the lawn at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.Authorities say one night this week, someone drove into a grassy area near headstones and appeared to have done a burnout. It left approximately 90 feet of damaged sod.It’s not the first time vandals have targeted the Southern Indiana cemetery. Last year, cemetery officials reported a vehicle doing “doughnuts”.“It is unknown if the same individual(s) were involved in both incidents or if there are two separate people responsible for the damage,” Indiana State Police Sgt. Noel Houze said.If you have any information contact the ISP Versailles Post at (812) 689-5000.The Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery is dedicated to Veterans and families as a lasting memorial, and final resting place, in appreciation and gratitude for their service and sacrifice to our nation.last_img read more

One seriously injured in Lakeshore Resort accident over Memorial Day

first_imgFranklin County, In. — Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department say an Indianapolis man was seriously injured after an incident at the Lakeshore Resort over the weekend.The report indicates on May 28 at 3 a.m. a pickup truck driven by Robert Hass, 24, of Brookville, was westbound on Lakeshore Drive when he went over a speed bump. The bump caused a passenger in the truck bed, Damon Lee Kyle Morris, 23, to be ejected. Another westbound car driven by Mark Baldridge, 27, of Brookville, struck Morris.Morris was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment. His condition is not known.last_img read more

CDC: Illness linked to McDonalds salads

first_imgWasgington D.C. — The CDC now says 436 people have been diagnosed with a laboratory-confirmed intestinal illness linked to salads sold at McDonald’s.The cyclospora infection is part of an ongoing outbreak that began in May.Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a statement confirming 395 illnesses. That number increased to 436 this week.At least 20 people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported.The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness in people who consumed contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week or more after consuming the parasite. They include diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who are infected might also experience loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps or pain, nausea, gas, and fatigue. Vomiting, headache, fever, body aches and flu-like symptoms can also occur.The illness can last a few days to a few months, and patients might feel better but then get worse again. Cyclosporiasis can be treated with antibiotics.Illnesses have been reported in 15 states: Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. However, the patients in Connecticut, Michigan, Tennessee, and Virginia bought their salads in Illinois while traveling, and the Florida patient bought the salad in Kentucky.The FDA said an unused package of a Fresh Express salad mix of romaine lettuce and carrots that had been distributed to McDonald’s tested positive for the presence of Cyclospora though it was past its July 19 expiration date.“Epidemiologic evidence indicates that salads purchased from McDonald’s restaurants are one likely source of these infections. The investigation is ongoing, and FDA is working to determine the sources of the ingredients that were in common to the salads served at McDonald’s,” the CDC said in an outbreak update posted on its website Thursday.McDonald’s said in a statement on July 13 that it had removed the salad mix from it’s impacted restaurants and replaced it with a different supplier.In a recall statement on the Fresh Express website, the company said it had launched a “precautionary recall” of the institutional food service product on July 27 of a “limited number of cases.”The statement said, “Fresh Express follows rigid food safety requirements and preventive controls throughout our supply chain that are carefully designed to mitigate against potential health risks.”The company’s salad mix recall was connected with a public health alert issued on July 30 by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service advising consumers that certain salad and wrap products might be contaminated with cyclospora. The products were sold by grocery stores including Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Walgreens.In the alert, the USDA said the issue was discovered when Indianapolis-based food distributor Caito Foods “received notification from their lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, that the chopped romaine that is used to manufacture some of their salads and wraps was being recalled.”The lettuce from McDonald’s that tested positive for the cyclospora parasite was in the same lot as the lettuce distributed to Caito Foods, the CDC said Wednesday. “Fresh Express also reported that no romaine lettuce from the lot that was positive for cyclospora was packaged for direct retail sale to consumers,” the CDC said.last_img read more

La Liga president threatens to quit his position

first_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Pretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World? Loading… La Liga president Javier Tebas is threatening to resign from following allegations about his personal involvement with Fuenlabrada. The report in Cadena Cope explains that Tebas is considering his position on the grounds that his family have been implicated in the allegations of his work. Tebas asked Segunda club Fuenlabrada for €130k for providing ‘legal advisory services’ in 2018, as reported by El Diario, which he had not declared. Previously, the league chief had declared that two years earlier his son had entered onto the board of directors at the club – then in Segunda B, and outside La Liga’s jurisdiction. Tebas was elected to the presidency of La Liga in 2013 and has rarely shied away from controversy during his tenure.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Leroy Sane reveals EPL club Havertz will join this summer The league chief usually courts controversy and is rarely withdrawn in his comments – he is behind the league’s attempts to play a fixture in the United States and has had a long-running feud with the Spanish FA over that issue and several other matters, including fixture scheduling. He is also a firm believer that the business models of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are damaging for football generally and also for clubs in Spain’s top flight, leading to a recent war of words with City boss Pep Guardiola following the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to allow the club back into European football. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Lampard to join City – reports

first_img Press Association Frank Lampard is on the verge of joining Manchester City on loan, according to reports. But reports emerged on Friday night that the 36-year-old was set to move to the Etihad on a six-month deal to help Manuel Pellegrini’s men in their defence of the Barclays Premier League title. Lampard was unveiled in New York on July 24 and admitted he was eager to keep himself fit ahead of his American adventure. “I’m going to keep fit, that’s the main thing. How I do that is not clear yet,” he said. “I’m going to sit round with people at the club and sort that out.” Lampard began his career at West Ham but moved to Stamford Bridge in 2001, making 649 appearances and becoming the Blues’ all-time top scorer with 211 goals. A spell in the Premier League would also be likely to help Lampard extend his England career, which has so far seen him win 106 caps, scoring 29 goals. center_img The England midfielder signed for City’s sister outfit New York City FC this summer, ending 13 trophy-laden years at Chelsea. With the Major League Soccer season not starting until the spring, there was speculation that Lampard would head to Melbourne City, the third club owned by the City Football Group, on a short-term deal. last_img read more

The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to virus

first_imgThe track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022.The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich. The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to virus Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered.Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___ The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22.That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019.The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours.The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July. The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56.CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___ More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.”___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million). Associated Press World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020.___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic. April 8, 2020 ___The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020.The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players. CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut.The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus.last_img read more