Šibenik attracted more than 50 million kuna from the EU for the revitalization of fortresses

first_imgAt the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee in July this year, which took place in Krakow, Zadar and Šibenik were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. UNESCO protection was given to the Venetian ramparts of Zadar and the Šibenik fortress of St. Nicholas.Thus, Šibenik became the first city in Croatia with two cultural monuments on the UNESCO list, which certainly additionally means the wind behind the development of cultural tourism in Šibenik. At the same time, it provides access to funds for much-needed renovation and protection of the facility itself and the entire access zone. The fortress would preserve its original shape and become a central attraction and gathering place within the area of ​​the significant landscape of the Canal Harbor in Šibenik. Together with the arrangement of the promenade, the beach and the future visitor center in the former Minerska barracks, the UNESCO stamp will be the crown of the project of the Tourist valorization of the Channel of St. Ante in Šibenik, which started in 2010. Šibenik-Knin County for the tourist valorization of the fortress of St. Nikola in Šibenik and the protection of traditional architecture, within the Operational Program ‘Competitiveness and Cohesion’ of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds, 4,3 million kuna was approved.Thus, the Šibenik-Knin County has so far attracted more than 50 million kuna of EU money just for the revitalization of fortresses, reports Business diary.Sv. Nikola is now bringing in another 2,05 million kuna for the revitalization, and 2,3 million kuna has been allocated for the protection and presentation of the local autochthonous architecture, the dry stone wall. “Šibenik is extremely proud of all its four fortresses”, Commented for Poslovni dnevnik from the office of Mayor Željko Burić, reminding that so far Sv. Mihovil and Barone have become cultural and tourist attractions that attract many visitors from all over the world. “The history of the city is woven into them, and our intention is to restore and protect them, make them functional and show the world the wealth we have”, They say from the office.Šibenik Fortress of St. Nicholas on the UNESCO World Heritage List last_img read more

Medan toddler suspected of COVID-19 infection dies

first_img“We have taken samples from her for swab testing and are still waiting for the result,” Rosario said on Sunday.She also noted that the girl had an underlying heart condition.“This is the first toddler with PDP status who has died at Adam Malik hospital,” she added.Rosario said that the hospital’s records showed that five of its patients being treated for COVID-19 had died: two PDPs and three patients who ahd tested positive for the disease.North Sumatra has to date recorded 65 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths, and has the eighth highest number of cases among Indonesia’s 34 provinces.Topics : A 2.5-year-old girl listed as a patient under surveillance (PDP) died early on Sunday morning at Adam Malik Central General Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, becoming the youngest patient to die of suspected COVID-19 infection.The toddler was admitted to the hospital at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and died at 3 a.m. on Sunday, said the hospital’s spokesperson, Rosario Dorothy Simanjuntak.The girl was showing symptoms of COVID-19 when her family brought her in, which prompted the hospital to immediately note her status as PDP, said Rosario. The medical team took a swab sample, but did not administer a COVID-19 rapid test.last_img read more

BP Shipping Chooses Goltens to Retrofit BWT Systems on LNG Carriers

first_imgBP Shipping has awarded a contract to Goltens for the engineering and retrofit installation of OceanSaver ballast water treatment (BWT) systems on board two of the shipping company’s gas carriers. The LNG carriers to be retrofitted are the 138,000 cbm British Innovator and British Merchant, built at South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in 2002 and 2003, respectively.Under the deal, Goltens, a service organization providing shipowners support for their BWT retrofit projects, will undertake the engineering and prefabrication work in 2017 and then complete the installation services in 2018.BP Shipping manages a fleet of 49 vessels, including VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax, MR Handysize, VLGC and LNG carriers, the company’s data shows.Norway-based OceanSaver is one of the four firms which received BWMS type approval certificate from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The approvals come ahead of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention’s entry into force on September 8, 2017. From the date of entry into force, ships will be required to manage their ballast water to avoid the transfer of potentially invasive species.last_img read more

Solskjaer reveals what Man Utd stars must forget ahead of Arsenal clash

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Super Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Is Probably The Happiest Dog On Instagram Read Also: Manchester United to Solskjaer: Your job is safe “I’m always an optimist. If the right ones become available we do have the resources and I do have the backing from the board, but it’s also about getting the right ones. “It has to be. There’s no point suddenly bringing someone else in now for the sake of three or four months if that can disrupt any good feeling or chemistry in the group, because the chemistry in the group is really good. “It has to be the right type and it has to be a good investment for the long term as well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “But hopefully in a few years we can. It’s not going to be overnight, it’s only them that can do that. “We are more with fast flowing, quicker attacking, but if you can mix that with what we have had in recent games then you’ve got a chance.” Solskjaer will be buoyed by the expected return of Paul Pogba for the trip to Arsenal on New Year’s Day, but will be without Scott McTominay who suffered knee ligament damage in the win over Newcastle . And the Norwegian is hopeful of recruiting a couple of additions in the January transfer window – but insists he will not be spending money for the sake of it. “If we can keep this lot fit and if we can keep on improving, one addition or if you get two additions, of course that will be competition for places,” he said.center_img They are without a Champions League triumph since 2008 and have more recently lost their place at Europe’s top table altogether. David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho came and went before Solskjaer – and the Norwegian knows the scale of the task in front of him to provide both stability and success for the Red Devils. He said: “2020 sounds quite good to me – and I’m going to make it a good year for myself. “I think we’re on the right track. We are still in a transition period, but we’ve seen other clubs do it and come out stronger after a couple of years. Solskjaer admits United are still striving to re-discover their identity – and concedes they have a long way to go catch up with rivals Man City. “We’re improving and I think we can see more and more of what we want to be and our identity and what we’re good at,” he added. “We’re making games suit our style more and more. We’ve played the same way for a little while and we’re getting used to each other. “We’re quite a bit away still from where we want to be, but we have to learn that way of playing football. I’ve said we’re not a Manchester City , we can’t outplay and out football teams like they do yet. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Manchester United to consign their decade of decline to history as they enter a new year. United have steadily fallen since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of the 2012-13 season – their last Premier League title.last_img read more

Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘cursed,’ says Japan’s deputy prime minister

first_imgJapan’s deputy prime minister,Taro Aso, has pointed to the history of the Olympics to explain why the Tokyo 2020 Games have been “cursed” by the novel coronavirus outbreak. “The Olympics should not be held in a situation people in the world can’t enjoy,” she told the Nikkei newspaper.“As far as I can tell, athletes in the United States and Europe are unable to train as normal and finish their qualifying matches. That makes it impossible for them to appear well prepared at the start, with all the associated risks.” Kentaro Itawa, a Japanese infectious disease expert who criticized inadequate infection control on board the quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess, said the Olympics should be canceled. “The Olympics are not just a mass gathering, but a mass gathering from all over the world, while COVID is a global pandemic,” Iwata reportedly wrote on his blog.“These two things don’t go together.” Meanwhile, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori has not been included in a list of those thought to be at risk of Covid-19 despite meeting with another Olympic official who was diagnosed with the virus Tuesday. Mori is confirmed to have attended the same meeting on March 10 as Kozo Tashima, vice president of the Olympic Committee and president of the Japan Football Association. “Following their consultation with JFA president Tashima, the local health authorities have contacted all those they believe to be at risk of having contracted the virus from him,” said a statement from Tokyo 2020 organizers.“Neither the organizing committee nor Tokyo 2020 president Mori have been contacted in this regard by the local health authority.” Read Also:Coronavirus: Athletes criticise Olympic organisers’ plans to proceed with Tokyo Games Tashima is undergoing treatment for the virus after returning from a UEFA board meeting in the Netherlands that included a stop in the US. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Play10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOThe Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Aso has suggested that the Olympics get entwined in global affairs every 40 years, saying it is no surprise the virus, which has infected nearly 220,000 people worldwide, should threaten to cancel or postpone this year’s Games. World War II forced the 1940 Summer and Winter Games in Japan to be canceled, while in 1980, the United States led a boycott of the Games in protest against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. “The Sapporo Winter Olympics, which should have happened in 1940, went away, the next Moscow games in 1980 was half blown away because of the boycott of Western countries,” Aso said. “Another 40 years makes it this year. The mass media would love this expression if I say it’s a cursed Olympics — but it’s a reality.”Aso is no stranger to making controversial comments. Earlier this year he came under fire after apparently blaming childless women for Japan’s demographic woes. This week, Olympic organizers announced that no “drastic decisions” will be made about the Games, currently scheduled to get underway in July, and urged athletes to continue their preparation as planned — comments that roused dissent among the athlete community. Gyms, running tracks and training centers are closing around the world as members of the public are encouraged to stay indoors, while numerous qualifying events also face being canceled. Japan Olympic Committee board member Kaori Yamaguchi, a judo bronze medalist at the 1988 Olympics, called for the Games to be postponed because athletes are unable to prepare adequately. Loading… last_img read more

Buy-bust nets ‘shabu’

first_imgBacolod City – Suspected shabu weighing about 3.5 grams valued aroundP52,500  was seized in a buy-bustoperation in Barangay Villamonte. Deo was nabbed after he sold suspectedshabu to an undercover officer for P1,500 around 4:10 p.m. on Dec. 19, thereport added.  Resident Mark Josan Deo yielded thesuspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Mark Josan Deo sits handcuffed after he was arrested in an entrapment operation in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City on Dec. 19. POLICE STATION 4/BCPOcenter_img The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 4, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, orthe Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Aside from suspected illegal drugs,P500 cash was also recovered from him, police said. His tricycle was impounded,too.  last_img read more

I-74 in Dearborn County for guardrail repair

first_imgSt. Leon, IN—The left lane of I-74 EB will close at approximately 9 a.m. this morning for median guardrail repair between MM 167 and MM 168 in Dearborn County. Repairs are expected to be completed by 11:30 a.m. Please use caution in the area.last_img

7 southeastern Indiana Communications Centers receive federal grants

first_imgStatewide—Twenty-nine PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) across Indiana will benefit from a $2.8M Federal Grant to enhance their 911 Equipment.The purpose of the 911 Grant Program, provided by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is to provide Federal funding to support the transition of PSAPs and their interconnecting 911 network and core services, to facilitate migration to a digital, IP-enabled emergency network, and adoption and operation of NG911 services and applications.The grant is a 60/40 match where the PSAPs will be required to pay 40% of their project cost while the other 60% is covered by the grant funding.Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, chair of the Statewide 911 Board, commented, “I am pleased that these counties are able to utilize these grant funds to improve their critical services to Hoosiers. Their work is much appreciated.”Indiana PSAPs submitted sub-grant applications to the Statewide 911 Board who is administering the funds for the state of Indiana. These applications were reviewed by a committee and then submitted to NHTSA for final approval.Executive Director, Ed Reuter said, “The 911 Grant Program will aid 1/3 of Indiana counties with the financial cost of upgrading the 911 equipment in their PSAPs. The grant provided the opportunity for many of these counties to purchase the necessary upgrades that they may not otherwise have been able to afford. These upgrades will have a significant impact on 911 services across the state.”Of the 29 PSAPs who were approved for funding, 7 were local to southeastern Indiana including:Bartholomew County 911 Emergency Operations CenterDearborn County CommunicationsDecatur County CommunicationsFayette County CommunicationsJefferson County 911 CommunicationsRipley County 911 CommunicationsShelby County Sheriff Departmentlast_img read more

Giggs revels in 13th title

first_imgRyan Giggs insists his 13th Premier League title-winning campaign has been one of his best. The Welshman, who was labelled a “unique freak” by Sir Alex Ferguson following the championship-sealing victory over Aston Villa on Monday, has now extended his own record in lifting the most English titles. Giggs is not one to spend too long reflecting on such matters. However, given the gut-wrenching manner of last season’s demise, the team who took their coveted trophy away and the overwhelming manner of this term’s success, the 39-year-old has no hesitation in declaring this year as one of the finest. “If you look at the amount of wins we have had, you have to recognise it has been a brilliant season in the league,” he said. “Some of the performances have been superb. Whenever you win the Premier League it is something special. Obviously, if you look at the end of last season that was a huge disappointment. “To come back the following year and perform so strongly means it must rank really high. Overall, we have to be happy with the way it has worked out.” Having already extended his contract into next season, Giggs knows exactly what his immediate plans are. After United have completed their final four fixtures, starting at Arsenal on Sunday, he will jet off on an annual summer holiday, return fully rested, and get ready to do it all again, almost as if this season has never happened. “You just enjoy the moment,” he said. “Then you go on holiday, come back and do it all again. “That is the way it is at United. “You want to enjoy what you have done this season because it is a great achievement but you have to retain the hunger to do it again.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img— The International Triathlon Union has suspended all of its competitions and activities from Monday to the end of April. Major events postponed include the second world series event in Bermuda on April 18-19, and four World Cups in the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.— German cyclist Maximilian Schachmann has won the Paris-Nice race in a rare case of a sporting event still going ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic. France’s soccer and rugby leagues scrapped their matches indefinitely on a hectic Friday amid cancellations around the world but organizers maintained one of cycling’s biggest stage races. They only shortened it by scrapping Sunday’s traditional last stage into the southern city of Nice. Schachmann held the overnight lead heading into the hilly seventh and final stage ending with a steep Category 1 climb. He kept it despite a late attack from Belgian rider Tiesj Benoot, who finished 18 seconds behind in second overall. Colombian climbing specialist Nairo Quintana won the stage.IDITARODIditarod mushes on; fans being urged to skip finish in NomeANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As Iditarod mushers drove their dog teams across Alaska on Saturday, race officials scrambled to make last minute changes prompted by concerns over the new coronavirus, including asking fans not to fly to Nome for the finish. Officials late Friday night urged race fans, especially those from out of state, to skip the finish this week. City officials in Nome followed most other Alaska cities in closing or limiting access to most public buildings in wake of the state’s first positive test, that of a man from outside the United States. The man was tested Thursday at an Anchorage hospital after earlier arriving in the city on a private cargo plane.Race officials are also paring down their own staff to only essential personnel needed in Nome for the finish. That list is limited to veterinarians, necessary dog handlers and staff needed for communications and to coordinate logistics.The Iditarod had previously postponed post-race events in Nome, including the musher’s banquet and an annual meet-and-greet with mushers.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SYRACUSE-GOODINESyracuse freshman guard Brycen Goodine to transfer Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSWuhan soccer team tries to escape outbreak in SpainUNDATED (AP) — The Chinese soccer team that was originally stuck in Spain because of the coronavirus outbreak is going back home to try to avoid its rapid spread in Europe. Update on the latest in sports: Wuhan Zall was expected to return to China on Saturday, nearly 1 1/2 months after it arrived in Spain for preseason training. The team had not been able to leave because of the restrictions in China but expedited its departure because of the worsening situation in Spain.Spain is set to declare a two-week state of emergency to fight the sharp rise in infections. Health authorities in Spain said more than 5,700 people were infected and the number of cases could reach 10,000 in the coming days.In other developments related to the virus:— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH’-bay) says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. He says the virus outbreak hasn’t reached a point in Japan that requires him to declare a national emergency like the United States and parts of Europe. Abe says Japan is continuing to “coordinate well” with the International Olympic Committee. President Donald Trump suggested this week that Japan should consider postponing the Olympics, which are scheduled to open July 24.— Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell’s father, who works for the New York Mets, has tested negative for the coronavirus. Donovan Mitchell Sr. is the Mets’ director of player relations and community outreach. The younger Mitchell confirmed Thursday he tested positive for the virus after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) became the first NBA player to test positive. The Mets said in a statement that the elder Mitchell was tested Thursday and a negative result was received last night. Associated Press — The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus. The details of how the extra eligibility will work are still being ironed out. All three NCAA divisions would potentially allow another year for athletes in the 14 spring sports, which include baseball, softball, lacrosse and golf. The decision comes after the NCAA announced Thursday that its winter and spring championships would be canceled as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. Some, but not all, conferences have announced that their spring sports teams would not continue their regular seasons. The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee sent an email Friday notifying schools of its intention. The proposal is expected to pass.— Super Rugby organizers have decided to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend’s games. SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere rugby body that runs Super Rugby, said Saturday the tournament will be off for the “foreseeable future.” The decision was prompted by the New Zealand government’s directive that people entering from trips overseas, including returning New Zealand citizens, would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Monday. That would make Super Rugby untenable, with the tournament featuring teams from five nations, including five from New Zealand, and involving regular travel between countries. Teams from Australia, Japan, South Africa and Argentina also compete in the competition, which runs from January through to June.— The Italian soccer players’ association says it is “saddened and outraged” that clubs are still calling on their players to attend training sessions. In a statement, the players’ association notes that “some clubs” are bringing in players to train in small groups, “or, even worse, for daily checks of their temperature.” Italy is the European country hit worst by the virus, where the number of virus cases climbed to over nearly 20,000, with more than 1,000 deaths. The government in Rome has ordered an unprecedented lockdown, ordering businesses to close and restricting people’s movement. The lockdown has suspended all sports in the country through at least April 3.— A leading executive at a relegation-threatened Premier League team has called for the English soccer season to be abandoned, saying officials were in “dreamland” if they thought play could resume early next month after games were suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a column in The Sun newspaper, West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady wrote that “The only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void.” West Ham is in 16th place in the 20-team division. The Premier League said it hopes to be back up and running, if possible, by the weekend of April 3-4 – meaning two rounds will have been missed – but Brady sees that prospect as unlikely.— The Edinburgh Marathon that was to take place on May 24 has been postponed. Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday. March 14, 2020 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse freshman Brycen Goodine is transferring.Goodine made the announcement Friday night on his Twitter account.The 6-foot-3 guard from New Bedford, Massachusetts, played in 23 of the Orange’s 32 games. He averaged just under nine minutes and 1.9 points. He struggled from long range, hitting 3 of 23 (13%) from behind the arc.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more