Study of reception capacities of tourism in Split-Dalmatia County published

first_imgThe Split-Dalmatia County presented at the beginning of the week Study of the reception capacities of tourism in its area, and now the entire document of the Study has been published, which is attached.It is an expert document prepared for the county by the Institute of Tourism, which provides answers to many questions of sustainability and future planning of tourism development in the Split-Dalmatia County, while taking into account sustainable development and quality of life of the local community.The study of reception capacities of tourism is the first document of a tourist region in Croatia that defines the total load accommodation capacity for the area of ​​each of the six clusters in the county. Side dish: STUDY OF ACCEPTANCE CAPACITIES OF TOURISM IN THE AREA OF SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTYlast_img read more

Make sure eagle gets the honor it deserves

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I was saddened to read about the accident between the bald eagle and the Duanesburg school bus. I’m so glad the children and driver are safe.The eagle was given to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. U.S. Fish and Wildlife used to give the remains to a Native American elder to dispose of respectfully: Feathers were harvested for honorings; bones were made into Sundance whistles.I hope this practice continues so that this eagle is appreciated for its life and honored.Melinda PerrinNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehemlast_img read more

Gold Coast homeowners behind a surge in renovations across Queensland

first_imgKyle and Kimberley Bate, with son Lennox, have put their newly renovated property at 48 Broad St, Labrador on the market. Photo by Richard GoslingWHETHER it’s to sell or improve value, Gold Coast homeowners are behind a surge in renovations across the state.Spending on renovations in the city hit almost $155 million in the year to June, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Kyle and Kimberley Bate, with son Lennox, bought a rundown house at Labrador in 2013 with plans to renovate and extend. They’ve turned it into a seriously cool house, which they’ve recently listed on the market. Photo by Richard GoslingSurfers Paradise recorded the highest value at $14,773,600 followed by Southport ($11,614,600) and Nerang ($10,322,300).Master Builders Queensland deputy chief executive Paul Bidwell expected the figures to steadily rise, with remodelling activity in the state “very strong’’.As well as the ABS figures, Mr Bidwell said Queensland Building and Construction Commission data also showed it was already on the up.“Those numbers have been really steadily increasing,’’ he said. Kyle and Kimberley Bate have put their renovated home at 48 Broad St, Labrador on the market. Photo by Richard GoslingKyle and Kimberley Bate bought a rundown Labrador home in 2011 with the intention of renovating.“It was pretty well unliveable,” said Mr Bate, who runs ECP Constructions.Mr Bate called on the help of a friends’ mother Sandra Smedley, who runs her own building and design company, to draw up a design while he and another carpenter undertook the work. Gold Coast mansion fetches $5 million in secret sale Thinking of renovating? Homeowners are encouraged to make sure those carrying out the work were licenced.Mr Bidwell encouraged homeowners keen to renovate to make sure those carrying out the work were licenced and get a few quotes to determine whether cost expectations were realistic.“In a very busy market, if you don’t shop around, you are doing yourself a disservice,’’ he said.According to Archicentre figures, renovations with no structural upgrades cost between $700 and $2800 per square metre. Lambert Willcox Estate Agents director Mitchell Lambert, who is marketing the Labrador property, said he had noticed more homeowners taking on DIY renovations.“You get the tax benefits if you’re in the trade or you’re handy,” he said. “Not only is it an exciting project, you can treat it as a job if you’re good enough at it.”He said Australia had developed a good renovating culture off the back of reality TV shows like The Block.“It’s a really good way to build equity,” he said.“It’s come down to a question now of ‘when will it become unfeasible to renovate compared to building a new one?’” He said it was a tough job but it was worth it.“Connecting the old and the new, it just worked,” he said. The couple have reluctantly listed it on the market so they can renovate another property closer to the beach, where they plan to stay with their young son, Lennox.“Looking around, I keep having tiny little regrets that we’re selling,” he said.“We love it but just wanted to get closer to the beach.“We’re about to do the same thing, we just bought one in Mermaid Beach.” It seems we like renovating more after watching reality TV shows like The Block. Pictured is Scott Cam for the 2018 season of The Block. Picture: Channel 9 48 Broad St, Labrador.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Koko set to rise in Broadbeach 48 Broad St, Labrador- after an epic renovation. Make a splash at 48 Broad St, Labrador. 48 Broad St, Labrador is on the market.last_img read more

GKinetic Finalizes 2nd Testing Round at Limerick Docks

first_imgIrish developer, GKinetic Energy, has recently completed a new round of testing on its optimized 1:10 scale device at the Limerick Docks testing facility. The device was re-launched in August 2017 where it underwent 6 weeks of regulated tow-tests designed to study and gauge data on recent improvements to the PTO system and blade positioning.Experts from MaREI and Numerics Warehouse were involved in this work and contributed significantly to the recent optimizations, the company noted. The testing was funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.The test facility runs in collaboration with Shannon Foynes Port Company who operates the docks.Important new insights and data came from this latest round of testing allowing for the improvements to be evaluated. The results obtained will now be used to contribute towards the scaling up of the turbine and to prepare for open water deployments, the company added.last_img read more

Heskey urges Sancho to choose Liverpool over Man Utd

first_img “But having someone young, fresh and dynamic coming in, it will only add to the squad and I think that is where Jurgen is going to be looking at next. What can he add to the squad that is going to give Liverpool that little bit more longevity. “When you look at the Liverpool frontline, you’ve got (Sadio) Mane and (Mo) Salah as the goal-getters and that is exactly what they do well. Read Also:Man United ready shirt number for Sancho after £120m switch “They command respect from defenders as a result. You’d like to think that Sancho has the quality to get in the side, but it will be very tough to get in ahead of Salah or Mane.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Liverpool hero, Emile Heskey has urged Borussia Dortmund whiz Jadon Sancho should move to Anfield over Manchester United. Jadon Sancho is keen on returning to the Premier League United are keen on signing the England and Borussia Dortmund sensation in the next transfer window in a deal that could cost them up to £130m. But Heskey told GentingBet: “When you look at Jadon Sancho’s age, he will always be an asset to Liverpool. “In two to three years, you’ve got an ageing Liverpool side – even though in this day and age and with the fitness levels of all the players, age is nothing.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On FireWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Bonnie M. Schuck age 79

first_imgBonnie Marie Schuck, age 79, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at her residence in Brookville.Born September 16, 1937 in Breathitt County, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Bert & Sarah Catherine (Moore) Gambill. She lived most of her life in Franklin County, Indiana.She was retired, having been employed at Sperry Rubber & Plastics, and the former Elsie Dreyer Nursing Home in Brookville.Survivors include nine children, Burrell King of New Jersey, Marsha Noble of Brookville, Indiana, Joe King of Harrison, Ohio, Donna Seegmueller of Greensburg, Indiana, Connie Connolly of Harrison, Ohio, Robin Schuler of Cincinnati, Ohio, Chris King of Brookville, Indiana, John King of Brookville, Indiana and Regina Radigan of Cleves, Ohio; three sisters, Helen King and Juanita Rosenberger both of Brookville, Indiana and Jane Gibbs of Texas; as well as many grandchildren & great grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary White; two brothers, Joseph Gambill and Lawrence Gambill; two sons-in-law, Mike Pelsor and Bobby Schuler; as well as a grandson, Shannon King.Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.last_img read more

FX Scarcity Threatens Nigeria’s Mission to Zambia

first_img* Rohr replaces injured Balogun with AgboOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is in the fix as it is struggling with preparations for the Super Eagles’ visit to Zambia next weekend for the 2018 World Cup qualifier because of scarcity of foreign exchange.After failing to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations next year in Gabon, Nigeria will be pitching to be at the World Cup and salvage its reputation as a continental soccer powerhouse. THISDAY scooped last night that the high aspiration could be imperiled by the inability of the federation to source for dollars to prosecute the match.The Super Eagles are expected to travel by a chartered flight to Ndola, for a showdown with Zambia on October 9 in one of the opening fixtures in Group B.A reliable NFF source disclosed last night that aside other obligations, the executive committee was still banking on the Ministry of Sports to provide money to charter a flight to Ndola.THISDAY also learnt last night that travel agencies were also declining to issue flight tickets to the foreign-based players invited by coach Gernot Rohr, stemming from the federation’s failure to redeem outstanding debts on tickets previously issued.Rohr, who will be overseeing his second match as the national coach, invited 20 players who ply their trades in Europe for the confrontation against the Cooper Bullets.Though NFF did not pay a bonus to the players following their victory against Tanzania in Uyo last month, in an African Cup of Nations match deemed ”a dead rubber”, officials led by the President Amaju Pinnick, are unsure of how to shop for bonus, given the free fall of the naira in the parallel market.An official, who pleaded not to be named, predicted an unfolding crisis in Ndola in view of the foreign exchange scarcity caused by global decline in price of oil.The dollars exchanged for N450 to the Naira yesterday in the parallel market, a rate which NFF claimed it making a mess of its operation as its projection was made at the rate of N200 to a dollar for the season.Meanwhile, Rohr has replaced injured defender Leon Balogun with Uche Henry Agbo. FSV Mainz 05 of Germany centre-back Balogun, who shone in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo earlier this month, was named in Nigeria’s 23-man roster for the big match before copping an injury.Granada FC of Spain’s Agbo has already been contacted by Rohr and his invitation letter sent to his club by the NFF.He will join the other players who are expected to start arriving at the Bolton White Hotel and Apartments, Abuja on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Former UW running back in county jail for 20 days

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald PhotoWhen the Wisconsin football team took the field against Akron on Saturday, there was one former Badger wearing a different uniform — one issued by the Dane County Jail. Former Badger running back Lance Smith is currently serving a 20-day jail sentence for battery and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident that took place in July 2007. That night, Smith was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend, Kandl Light.According to Judge Stuart A. Schwarz, who presided over Smith’s Aug. 14 hearing, Smith repeatedly choked Light and threw her to the ground, an act Smith’s attorney called “ugly and inappropriate.” After the incident, Smith was suspended from playing in Wisconsin’s five road games and was enrolled in Madison’s first offender program. However, he was eventually kicked out of the program — and off the UW football team — for missing two scheduled services and failing to pay some of the program fees. “What I did was wrong,” Smith told Judge Schwarz at the hearing. The fact that Smith was a high-profile athlete did not affect Schwarz’s ruling. He also dismissed statements by Smith’s attorney that his client’s case had been treated with unfair media attention. “That comes with the proverbial turf,” Schwarz said of the media’s coverage of the situation. “We punish individuals not because of who they are but what they do.” Smith hopes football is still in his plans for the future, and it is likely he could transfer to a Championship Subdivision school to avoid having to sit out a year following a transfer. In eight games with the Badgers last season, he rushed for 429 yards and three touchdowns. He would have likely become the third-string running back behind starter P.J. Hill and Zach Brown in what would have been a very deep and talented backfield.last_img read more

Syracuse to play home-and-home with Duke, host North Carolina

first_imgGames in the Carrier Dome against Duke and North Carolina headline Syracuse’s schedule in its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.The Orange will also travel to Durham, N.C., to face the Blue Devils as a part of a home-and-home with Duke. SU last faced the Blue Devils in 1998 in the Sweet 16. Duke has never traveled to Syracuse.The Orange will also play home-and-home series with three former Big East foes. SU will face Miami (Fla.), as well as “partners” Boston College and Pittsburgh.Games against Georgia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina State and Notre Dame round out the rest of SU’s ACC home schedule. Contests at Florida State, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland make up the rest of the conference road slate.Dates and times will be announced once television designations are made and actual tipoff times are decided.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

USC is losing the crosstown rivalry battle

first_imgEveryone currently at USC was lucky enough to grow up during one of the greatest sporting periods in the history of our storied university. From 2002 until 2011-2012, USC enjoyed a period of success that is almost unmatched by any university in the country. I like to call this the golden era of Trojan athletics.While USC won numerous NCAA championships during this era, the one aspect that made the past decade so extraordinary and unique was our continued dominance over our crosstown rivals, the UCLA Bruins. Nothing was better than watching the Trojans beat the Bruins year after year.Though every discussion with a Bruin fan usually starts and ends with football, the Trojans’ dominance extended past the annual battle for the Victory Bell. The Trojans own the overall football record and were in the middle of winning 12 out of 13 matchups, capped off by an impressive 50-0 win that would become immortalized on one of my favorite shirts.However, it was USC’s ability to compete with UCLA in sports the Bruins were known to dominate such as soccer, tennis and water polo that made this era so special.The Trojans men’s water polo team won eight national championships, including six consecutively. The women’s soccer team defeated the Bruins in the NCAA tournament in 2007 en route to their first-ever national championship. UCLA, which dominated men’s tennis in the 1970s and 1980s, has watched USC win six out of seven championships.Every UCLA pundit will point out UCLA’s basketball history, including back-to-back trips to the Final Four in the mid-2000s. Yes, UCLA was better than USC at basketball during this period. Yes, UCLA won multiple championships in the 1970s. However, it was USC standing tall toward the end of the decade, looking poised to take over basketball dominance in Los Angeles before the whole O.J. Mayo scandal.So can anyone tell me what in the world happened? How could this dominance of a decade-plus years suddenly disappear in the span of two years?The Trojan football team has been outplayed and outclassed by our bitter rivals for three years now. Our basketball team hasn’t won a game over UCLA in the past five tries. Our six-time defending national champion water polo team saw its championship run end at the hands of the Bruins, who defeated the Trojans 9-8 in the 2014 title game. To cap it off, UCLA won the baseball national championship, a sport in which USC used to dominate, in 2013.There are a lot of reasons for this drop off, mostly stemming from the harsh NCAA penalties and sanctions the university has faced the past five years due to the Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo cases. Other factors include the fact that USC cannot offer full scholarships for sports like baseball, track, golf, etc. due to Title IX rules.I want to make this clear, though -— losing happens. I don’t expect the Trojans to beat the Bruins every time, even though that would be ideal. What I expect is for the players who represent the cardinal and gold to give it their all, especially in a rival game.This past Wednesday night, I attended the USC versus UCLA basketball game. The Galen Center was as full as I had ever seen it, student section filled and all. I was filled with hope that our young and upcoming basketball team could put a bandage over the bleeding.Boy, was I wrong. After a tight first half, USC was blown out in the second half and ended up losing 83-66. It wasn’t the fact that we lost or even that we got blown out. It was the fact that our team played with such a lackluster effort.What made coaches like Pete Carroll and John McKay and players like Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush so great was the fact that they hated to lose to UCLA. To them, UCLA was more than a game — it was a determining factor of their success. There’s no need to panic — yet. Second-year men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield has the Trojans headed in the right direction, landing two more ESPN Top 100 recruits to pair alongside freshman standout guard Jordan McLaughlin.The football team finally had its scholarship sanctions lifted, leading to several ESPN 300 recruits committing to USC.The Trojans are shaping up to have a lot of national spotlight on them in the coming year in almost every sport, though the real spotlight will be on whether the Trojans can get it done against the Bruins.Nick Barbarino is a junior majoring in business administration. His column, “Beyond the Arc” runs Fridays.last_img read more