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

Nearly 50 rhinos killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges

first_img“I can attest that 46 rhinos have been killed by highly organised poachers between April last year to date,” he said.Botswana is home to 500 rhinos, according to international conservation charity, Save the Rhino.They are a protected species in Botswana and fall outside the government’s recent decision to end a five-year ban on trophy-hunting licences, which is largely targeted at the burgeoning elephant population.Most of the rhinos roam the grassy plains of the northern Okavango Delta, where Moremi Game Reserve is situated. At least 46 rhinos have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official said on Monday as the southern African wildlife haven reported a surge in poaching of the endangered species.  The killings — slightly under 10 percent of Botswana’s total rhino population — have occurred in the northern Moremi Game Reserve since April last year.”Poaching has risen at an alarming rate in this area,” Moemi Batshabang, a deputy director with the government’s wildlife department told AFP. “The increase in poaching of both the black and white rhino is of concern and unusual,” said Batshabang.The unprecedented rate of poaching last year prompted the government to warn that the rhino population could be wiped out in the southern African country by 2021.Thousands of rhinos that once roamed Africa and Asia have been culled by poaching and habitat loss. Very few are found outside national parks and reserves.Poaching is fuelled by a seemingly insatiable demand for rhino horn in Asia, where it is coveted as a traditional medicine or an aphrodisiac, and can fetch up to $60,000 per kilogramme. Rhino horn is composed mainly of keratin, the same substance as in human nails.Botswana’s neighbour South Africa, home to 80 percent of the world’s remaining rhinos and the epicentre of rhino poaching, lost 594 rhinos to poachers last year. The good news is that this marks a 23 percent drop from the previous year.More than 7,100 animals have been slaughtered over the past decadeThere are fewer than 25,000 rhinos left in the wild in Africa due to a surge in poaching, and only 5,000 of them are black rhinos. Topics :last_img read more

200,000 FL Students Could Lose Free Lunches Under New SNAP Rules

first_imgFlorida education officials say about 200,000 students statewide could become ineligible for automatic free school lunches under the Trump administration’s plan to reduce the number of people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the food stamp program.Presently, children automatically qualify for a free daily lunch if their families receive food stamps.The revised plan, which was finalized Wednesday and is set to take effect April 1, 2020, would restrict SNAP enrollment by removing states’ ability to change income and asset limits for households that receive food stamps in addition to other welfare benefits.In Florida, the Department of Children and Families’ threshold for SNAP qualification currently allows households with incomes that are up to 200 percent of the poverty level to receive food stamps.Nationally, nearly one-million students could be affected, according to a recent report from the U.S. Agriculture Department.Sources say impacted Florida households would still be eligible to receive free- and reduced-price meals if they individually file an application for the National School Lunch Program.last_img read more

60th win: Pacquiao KOs Matthysse for WBA welterweight title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. After flooring Matthysse in the third and fifth round, Pacquiao landed the decisive left uppercut that put away the Argentinian for good, prompting referee Kenny Bayless to stop the fight 2:43 into the seventh.READ: Pacquiao plans ‘to finish the fight early’ vs MatthysseFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’This is Pacquiao’s first knockout win in nine years after he stopped Miguel Cotto for the WBO World welterweight title in 2009.“We did a good job in training. We were not pushing hard. We controlled ourselves,” said Pacquiao in the ring interview after the fight. Pacquiao scored his first knock down midway through the third round landing with a couple of shots to the face of Matthysse.READ: Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight The Filipino legend got his second knock down in the fifth when Matthysse, after absorbing a right cross to the head, knelt with just five seconds to go in the round.The WBA belt is Pacquiao’s new welterweight title after he held the WBO strap twice.Pacquiao joined IBF champion Errol Spence and WBO champion Terrence Crawford atop the welterweight division.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEO Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ROUND 6: Matthysse called for low blow, Pacquiao still ahead Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (L) reacts after he knocked down Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANManny Pacquiao is back at the top of the welterweight division after knocking out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round of their championship fight for the WBA World welterweight title Sunday at Axiata Arena.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more