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

Per Mertesacker admits he was ‘p*****’ with Mesut Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ at Arsenal

first_imgPer Mertesacker admits he was ‘p*****’ with Mesut Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ at Arsenal Per Mertesacker was left furious with Mesut Ozil after Arsenal’s defeat to Man City in late 2013 (Picture: Getty)Per Mertesacker has admitted he would get ‘p*****’ with Mesut Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ due to his laid-back attitude during their time together at Arsenal.The pair shared a dressing room at both Werder Bremen and Arsenal and also won the World Cup together with the German national team in 2014.Back in December 2013, Mertesacker famously clashed with Ozil as the midfielder headed straight for the tunnel following Arsenal’s 6-3 thumping at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League.Ozil’s laissez-faire attitude has often left Arsenal fans exasperated down the years and Mertesacker understands supporters’ frustrations with their No.10.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, the former centre-back, now manager of Arsenal’s academy, believes the playmaker is a ‘genius’ who can produce ‘magic moments’ from nothing.‘First of all he loves playing football. It doesn’t come across so often,’ Mertesacker said ahead of the launch of his book ‘The Big Friendly German’.‘He is a genius in terms of what he can produce with the ball, you can see that in every training session.‘Once he gets the ball, he’s rested. He thinks he is playing in the park. He can deliver the ball that no one else can deliver. He has got that magical sense. Advertisement Mertesacker was ‘p*****’ with Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ (Picture: Getty)‘But he is not the kind of guy who approaches people and says, “You need to do this, that and that”.‘He’s a different character and sometimes I struggled with that.‘When I approached him and said “this is not what we do here”, I thought that sticks with us longer. For him it’s: “No, that’s OK, I accept that we move forward”. I was really p*****, for days and weeks.‘But he relaxes in those moments and he is fine with it. He delivers magic moments for us and also moments where you thought he can go to another level.’ Commentcenter_img Advertisement Mertesacker felt responsible for the lack of success under Wenger (Picture: Getty)Mertesacker has revealed he felt ‘almost responsible’ for the criticism Arsene Wenger received towards the end of his tenure at Arsenal.‘I think that connection got lost, definitely,’ the ex-Germany defender added.‘It was difficult. You feel almost responsible. ­Responsible for the lack of success and probably that Wenger might have to leave at some stage because we’re not delivering what everyone wants.‘I always felt really, really bad when a manager was sacked.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I was fortunate to play under Thomas Schaaf at Bremen. And I played for Arsene Wenger. So I always felt, let’s say more ­responsible than others towards the manager and his succession.‘And you could almost feel that day would come one day, because the expectations were different – we needed to come back and compete for Premier League titles, not for FA Cups. So that shift was… you could almost feel it was coming.‘You really want to build the best connection between players and fans, so everyone feels this is the best club. A culture where everyone trusts each other, that we can be world class again.’MORE: Patrice Evra tells Paul Pogba ‘we are here to work’ after returning to Manchester United to finish his coaching badges Tom OlverThursday 12 Sep 2019 8:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShareslast_img read more