Zlarin is the first Croatian island without disposable plastic

first_imgWithin Adriatic Plastic Challenge (APC), an initiative organized by Terra Hub, selected the best innovative solutions that will help stop the further influx of plastic waste into the Adriatic Sea.In a fierce anti-plastic fight, the team “Zlarin – an island without plastic” whose vision is to make Zlarin the first Croatian island without disposable plastic won. Originally from Zlarin, Ana Nataša and Ivana have developed a model that will stop the flow of disposable plastic to the island in the next year.”Zlarin is an island with about two hundred inhabitants, which makes it an ideal place to try this experiment. We only have one supermarket and a few cafes and restaurants which significantly reduces the number of people who need to support our idea. The local community gives us great support and we can’t wait for Zlarin to come to life without plastic”Winning team member Ana Robb told Morski.hrPlastic bags will be replaced by paper and canvas ones, straws will be thrown out, and plastic cups and cutlery will also be replaced with more environmentally friendly solutions. The project is supported by the local population and the tourist board of the island of Zlarin.“We are looking for innovative solutions to the problem of accumulating plastic waste in the sea. Solutions that will work better and faster than normal. Or which will accelerate the emergence of completely new models. Or that will dramatically change the way we do or imagine something possible now. ” point out the organizers of the APC.During the two-day bootcamp, the selected teams, with the help of a mentor, turned the project solutions into business models using design thinking and lean start-up methodologies, and presented their ideas to an expert jury.The implications of this great idea, in addition to environmental awareness and sustainability, can certainly be transferred to tourism, and through a specific ecological tourism product to turn Zlarin into a destination that offers minimal or no impact on the environment with maximum use of local food and resources. If we look further, Zlarin can become the best ambassador of sustainable tourism, because it will become the first island without plastic. And not only through tourism but also through the implementation of all other industries that nurture sustainability and ecology, to the development of the city and the whole community, etc.… Opportunity for development, which was created from a small but powerful idea and vision of development.last_img read more

Split-Dalmatia County Tender Named “Maritime Heritage”

first_imgThe Split-Dalmatia County has announced a tender “Maritime Heritage” for financing projects in the field of protection and valorization of maritime heritage in the County in 2019. The subject of the competition is the promotion, protection and revitalization of maritime heritage and the promotion of the project “Maritime is good”. The objectives of the competition are to create an offer of products and experiences based on the tradition of maritime and fisheries, promotion of the project “Maritime is good”, preservation, protection, development and promotion of maritime heritage through tourism valorization on the principles of sustainable tourism and maritime, promotion of scientific achievements and scientific research. maritime affairs and the promotion of the historical and natural value and maritime heritage of the Split-Dalmatia County. It will also strive to promote safe and environmentally sustainable maritime transport and maritime infrastructure, encourage the application of appropriate environmental standards in the protection and valorization of the marine environment, reduce the harmful effects of pollution from maritime facilities, internationally promote centuries of experience in traditional construction of wooden boats and ships. to bring together attractions and stories related to the fishing tradition and thus create a critical mass of attractions to make the theme of fishing attractive to visitors, preserve and revitalize the fishing tradition and educate the local population. The competition lasts until April 26, 2019 and is published on the official website of the County. Associations, local self-government units, local tourist boards, public institutions, companies and crafts registered in the Split-Dalmatia County have the right to apply. Photo: pomorskodobro.dalmacija.hr You can download the competition and all selection criteria HERE.last_img read more

For the development of year-round tourism and strengthening the brand of the destination in Istria, half a million kuna was allocated

first_imgBased on the conducted public call for promotion of tourist events, products and projects in less developed areas of Istria in 2019, the Administrative Department for Tourism of Istria received a total of 63 applications, of which 40 applications for grants for tourism events and 23 applications for grants projects. In accordance with the goals from the Master Plan for the Development of Istria Tourism until 2025, a total of HRK 530.00 was allocated for two years to achieve balanced tourism development, to develop year-round tourism and to strengthen the destination brand through two measures: Raising the quality of tourism events in tur. products of specialized interests in less developed areas of Istria. Grants in the amount of a total of HRK 340.000 were received by 27 tourist events, while HRK 190.000 was awarded for 8 tourism projects and products of special interest in less developed tourist areas. Who all met the conditions of the tender and received co-financing, see the attachmentcenter_img “These grants are intended to encourage the development of public tourism infrastructure and valorize indigenous values, Istrian tradition, culture and customs, and raise the level of quality, destination offer, all in accordance with the Master Plan of Istrian Tourism and plans and strategies of lower ranks.” stand out from the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County. Attachment: Decision on granting support to tourist events, projects and products of special interests in less developed tourist areas – Istria Countylast_img read more

CNTB issued a public call for the selection of media and PR agencies for foreign markets

first_imgIn 2020, the CNTB intends to conduct up to 5 advertising campaigns According to the public invitation, the three goals of the marketing plan 2014-2020. : Strengthening the Croatian brand as a tourist destination, attracting an additional number of tourists in the pre-season and post-season and increasing the average daily consumption of realized tourists. The total budget for advertising on the foreign market (includes agency commission and all other costs of the agency related to media leasing) for activities related to the implementation of online and offline marketing activities in 2020, the CNTB provides funds in the total amount of 40.000.000,00, XNUMX kn without VAT. The Croatian National Tourist Board has published public calls for the selection of media and PR agencies, which relate to foreign markets in 2020. Delivery deadline for each category: 26.08.2019. Find out more details in the attachment. Side dish: center_img The public call for media agencies refers to the development of an advertising strategy, the development of media plans and the implementation of activities confirmed in the media plan for 2020. The second public call for the selection of a PR agency relates to the development of an international PR strategy and the adaptation of strategies to the required markets, as well as the design and implementation of a PR strategy for the CNTB in 2020. Source: CNTB / Public call for media agency Selection of a media agency for the development of an advertising strategy and media plan and the implementation of CNTB marketing activities in foreign emitting markets in 2020 with the possibility of extending cooperation in 2021 Selection of a PR agency for the development and implementation of a PR strategy and implementation of international PR activities in the field of media relations, social media and online communication, as well as events and PR projects for the CNTB in 2020 with the possibility of extending cooperation in 2021.last_img read more

Next year, connect Toronto and Zagreb again with a direct line

first_imgAir Transat made its first flight on the Toronto – Zagreb route in June 2016, continuously increasing the number of weekly flights on this route from season to season, and extending the duration of operations (currently from May to the end of October). From June 17, Air Transat intends to operate on this route three times a week, until the beginning of September, and then the number of weekly flights will decrease as the summer season approaches. Departures from Toronto are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in the evening, and as it is a night flight, departure from Zagreb to Toronto is the next day (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Apart from Toronto as a final destination, travelers from Zagreb have access to other Canadian cities, such as Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal. This airline on the route to Zagreb mainly transported many Canadian tourists (to a lesser extent the diaspora, but it mainly used the Air Canada Rouge), and it was logical to temporarily cancel the route for this summer season, given the reduced demand and passenger restrictions on state borders. Air Transat is the first airline from a distant market to confirm its return to Zagreb in the next summer season. After the complete withdrawal of Emirates, and at this moment indecisive carriers such as Korean Air and Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat has confirmed its plan to return to Zagreb Airport.center_img Canadian leisure airline, Air Transat, confirmed for Croatian Aviation how in the summer flight schedule in 2021 it plans to reconnect Toronto and Zagreb by direct air. The first flight on the Toronto – Zagreb route has been announced for Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The line will operate once a week until the end of May, with departures on Sundays from 30 May and flights on Thursdays from 17 June. Photo: max_spotter on Instagram / Air Transatlast_img read more

Display statue in prominent location

first_imgI’m sorry to say that Janet Chen’s March 25 letter to the editor has got it wrong. Lady Liberty belongs not in “Goose Hill,” but where it was originally installed, or somewhere central in the downtown part of the city where it can still honor the efforts of Schenectady’s Boy Scouts.I feel strongly about this because I was there — not only at its dedication — but involved in the fund-raising for it. My name is on a scroll in the time capsule along with my fellow Scouts. At the time I was a member of Cub Scout Pack 25, Den 3. My Den was located in the Mount Pleasant section of the city.I, too, can understand Ms. Chen’s desire to modernize Gateway Plaza, as it now looks great. But history is history. It needs to be remembered and its patriotic supporters honored. I ask Mayor Gary McCarthy to either reinstall the statue in its original location or in some other prominent downtown location with an appropriate historical marker. It should not be hidden away.Lance R. JacksonGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Sunday, Dec. 29

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWise, safe for Jews to keep low profilePerhaps the Dec. 21 column (“Jews need the light of Hanukkah even more this year“) regarding the recent revival of anti-Semitism may have a similar effect on the role of excessive media attention, which many believe increases terrorist attacks and gun violence.Attacks on minorities have been, at least, a thousand-year problem.My father, a first generation American Orthodox Jew by birth, told me after the Holocaust of World War II that judging from history, anti-Semitism would be around for a long time.Most all minorities have endured such treatment in the past, and there is no one single answer why.My wise father said that Jewish Americans are fortunate that our ancestors came to America, and we should always be proud of our heritage, extra good, assimilate well, be kind to our neighbors, complain little and maintain a low profile.As I said, he was kind, wise and intelligent.Merely consider the Holocaust Memorial issue the past year-and-a-half in Niskayuna and the fierce contention it produced. Or the problems raised for Israel by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Yes, let us Jews think that “low profile” is wise indeed.Anti-Semitism requires little to keep itself remembered. And yes, I am proud to display my Hanukkah bush with its blue and white lights, which is friendly and low-profile, without contention or elitism.Lyle W. BarlynSchenectady Trump is a threat to the future of AmericaTo any sane person who has not swallowed any of his 14,000 lies, President Trump is guilty of jeopardizing our national security (and the lives of thousands of our Ukrainian allies) by abusing his power to withhold crucial aid in order to further his own personal political ambition, and then further abusing that power by preventing those who know the truth from revealing it to us.But the Republican senators who continue to support him by refusing to find him guilty are committing a crime as well and for the same reason: violating their oaths of office (and the Constitution) in order to protect their jobs.Trump once actually tweeted that he had the absolute power to pardon himself. He actually believes he is above all law. These are the words of a despot.Washington correspondent Jim Acosta, in his book, “The Enemy of the People,” wrote, “American democracy is only as strong as the people willing to hold it accountable.” Obviously, the fawning sycophant Republicans in the Senate are not so willing.The Republican Party has become a cult with lock-stepping Trump followers believing anything he says and Republican Congress members like Elise Stefanik bowing before him for fear of incurring his wrath.This president is the greatest threat to American democracy since the Civil War.Richard W. Lewis, Jr.GlenvillePhotos of teenagers vaping encourage itThis letter is directed to the “powers that be” in TV media regarding segments trying to discourage the use of tobacco and vaping among teenagers. They show closeups of teenagers dramatically exhaling smoke; giving the impression that it’s a cool thing to do. Instead of discouraging smoking, they give the impression that it is OK.The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is certainly appropriate in these segments.Harvey S. HaynerHalfmoonOverwhelmed by students’ tributeI was truly overwhelmed by the beautiful, heart-warming tribute (Grateful for teacher’s dedication and love, Dec. 25) submitted by my senior citizen English-as-a-Second-Language students.These students were refugees and were persecuted in the former USSR for the “crime” of being Jewish. They were able to immigrate to the United States following Glasnost and Perestroika between 1989 and 1993.The oldest student is 97 years old. Some have made it a point to schedule their chemo and/or dialysis appointments around our classes to eliminate any conflict.Many live in the Schenectady B’nai B’rith apartment building where the classes are held, while others walk to class from Hillcrest Village with their canes.Teaching these very proud American citizens is a pure joy, and I consider it a real honor and privilege to educate and serve them.Barbara DworkinSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

Reading Offices Meeting demand halfway

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New net responsibilities

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Heron inquiry: Rogers accused of tower bias

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