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

Press, Lloyd on target as USA sink England in SheBelieves Cup

first_img And the game was settled soon after in emphatic fashion. Lindsey Horan clipped a great ball into the area and the 37-year-old Lloyd needed no invitation to smash home from close range. “It was a good game,” Lloyd said. “Yes we wanted to score earlier but overall there was some good stuff from us. We are setting standards. “I am proud of the team, we fought hard and got the job done. Now we need to get ready for the next one. As always our next goal is to be better than our next opponents. If we do that there will be no stopping us.” – ‘best in the world’ – “There was a three minute period where they showed why they are the best in the world,” conceded England manager Neville. “The goals came at a bad time and then we became ragged and lost composure. Superbly taken second-half strikes from Christen Press and Carli Lloyd fired the United States to a 2-0 win over England as the reigning world champions began the SheBelieves Cup in style on Thursday. USA midfielder Julie Ertz blocks a pass during her team’s 2-0 defeat of England in the SheBelieves Cup friendly tournament Press and Lloyd struck within three minutes of each other just after half-time to complete a routine win over England, winners of the four-nation round-robin tournament last year. The USA’s victory was all the more impressive for the fact that coach Vlatko Andonovski could afford to leave star forward Megan Rapinoe on the bench until she was introduced on 62 minutes. England enjoyed some encouraging moments yet defended very poorly and failed to display the kind of killer touch their visitors produced to leave manager Phil Neville with much to ponder ahead of Sunday’s game with Japan in New Jersey. The USA came into the clash on the back of an unbeaten 28-game run and faced an England side still hurting from their World Cup semi-final defeat against the Americans eight months ago in Lyon. Neville’s side have been less than impressive recently, winning just two of their last seven matches coming into the meeting at Exploria Stadium although their opening display on Thursday did little to build confidence. “The second half was better from us, we should have put some more away but this was a good start,” said US midfielder Julie Ertz. “I always enjoy playing England but for us, it’s all about getting better and stronger as we get through this tournament and build up towards the Olympics.” In front of a healthy crowd of 16,531, US midfielder Rose Lavelle created the first clearcut opening, an excellent drive from 20 yards well saved by Carly Telford before England almost took the lead on 25 minutes. A Georgia Stanway corner was flicked on by the lively Manchester City winger Lauren Hemp but midfielder Jill Scott was unable to nudge the ball over the line. Ertz’s powerful header four minutes after the restart flashed just over the bar yet it was Press who opened the scoring on 53 minutes with a beautifully struck, curling effort which left Telford with no chance. Read Also: EPL: Mane expects Liverpool to end unexpected slump “We need belief to win these kinds of games, when you’re playing the best in the world in front of a good crowd with tension. “We just need to keep moving forward. This tournament is brutal, now we have to show some resilience.” In the opening match, Spain sprung a surprise by beating Japan 3-1 and will hope to take that form into their game with the United States at Red Bull Arena on Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsAwesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel HeroesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holeslast_img read more

Disaster response: Region 6 LGUs ill-equipped?

first_imgILOILO City – The recent typhoon“Ursula” showed which local government units (LGUs) were prepared to respond tonatural disasters and which were ill-equipped, according to Director JoseRoberto Nuñez of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Western Visayas. “Meronpalang problema doon sa taas. Ganito ang sitwasyon ng bundok ng Batad. Sa mga ganito,kailangan ng communication and equipment,” said Nuñez during a recentmeeting of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council(RDRRMC). Nuñez suggested that LGUs invest indisaster response equipment. OCD would be checking each LGU’sdisaster risk reduction and management plans. Nuñez said he won’t approve plans ofLGUs which have not invested in disaster response equipment. All LGUs must make their areasresilient to disasters and the first step is make sure they have the capabilityto respond to disasters such as flooding and landslides, among others, hestressed. The equipment LGUs have to invest inshould depend on the kind or type of hazard that poses risk to their areas, hestressed. “Dapatmeron tayong action plan, contingency bawat LGU,” said Nuñez. He cited as example the municipalityof Batad in Iloilo province where a family of six fleeing “Ursula” was sweptaway by raging floodwater when the typhoon struck on Christmas Day. For her part, Director Ro-Ann Bacal ofthe National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) in Western Visayas urgedLGUs to identify “critical areas” where the resources of the nationalgovernment are necessary. RDRRMC also counted 226,268 damagedhouses in the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo. “There will be a checklist,” saidNuñez. The OCD director acknowledged that hehad no authority to sanction LGUs that fail to invest in disaster responseequipment thus he is leaving it to the Department of the Interior and LocalGovernment to take action. “We have trained personnel. They couldnot just invest in equipment without the properly trained personnel,” saidNuñez. Three provinces of Western Visayasincurred millions of pesos of damage from “Ursula.” Consolidated data from the RDRRMCshowed “Ursula” displaced 338,335 families (1,461,165 persons) in WesternVisayas. Three provinces, one city and 23 municipalities declared a state ofcalamity. “We need to go where the attentionneeds to be hastened. With the report of the provinces, we hope you can guide uswhere the critical areas are so we can also plan out where we will be able toassist the LGU,” she said. For those prone to flooding, theycould invest in search and rescue equipment. The agri-fishery sector initiallyestimated losses at P1.387 billion while the Department of Public Works andHighways estimated the damage to infrastructure at P48.9 million./PNlast_img read more