The first educational program for camping management in Opatija

first_imgThe Opatija Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality is the first in Croatia and among the few in Europe to introduce an educational program for camping management at the beginning of next year, within which participants will master specific knowledge in the field of modern camping services.Specifically, it is a lifelong learning program through professional development for jobs called “Camping Resort Management”, and after completing the program, participants will be able to take responsibility for providing a more complex camping service and build entrepreneurial skills to build and run a camp. The “Camping Resort Management” program is the first lifelong education program in camping management in Croatia developed to enable participants to learn and master specific knowledge in the field of modern camping services.”Motivated by the knowledge that global tourism trends require the transformation of camps into camping resorts, the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality in Opatija as the only institution that is fully oriented to education and scientific development in the field of tourism and hospitality, in the academic year 2016/2017. organizes and implements a lifelong learning program in the field of modern camping services ” stand out from the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality from Opatija.The acquired knowledge and competencies will contribute to the development of the overall camping offer in the direction of quality differentiation and specialization, which in general achieves a significant competitive advantage of the Croatian camping service in the Mediterranean. Classes are taught by respected professors of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality Opatija and numerous experienced lecturers with many years of practical experience from reputable tourism companies that have the best Croatian camping resorts in their portfolio. Participants will participate in 51 hours of classes, practical exercises and field classes in the camp.See more about the conditions and the entire lifelong learning program “Camping Resort Management” herelast_img read more

News Scan for Apr 15, 2014

first_imgPasteur Institute loses 2,300 vials containing pieces of SARS virusOfficials at the Pasteur Institute in Paris say the laboratory’s loss of 2,349 “tubes” containing fragments of the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus does not pose an infection risk, but they call the lapse an “unacceptable mistake,” according to media reports.The institute revealed on Apr 13 that the vials have been missing since January, according to a report today from Euronews, a French-based television news network. A routine inventory led to the discovery of the samples’ disappearance.”We knew from the beginning that the samples were not infectious, as the MSNA’s independent experts confirmed,” Christian Brechot, president of the institute, was quoted as saying. The MSNA is the National Agency for the Safety of Medicine and Health Products.The story said experts dismissed any possibility of misuse of the samples because none of the tubes contained a complete virus. But Brechot commented, “Losing the samples is an unacceptable mistake. . . . It is the first time that the institute has lost samples in this manner and it is entirely inadmissible.”The institute has asked French authorities to investigate the loss of the samples, the story said.The tubes were stored in a high-security laboratory with limited access, according to an International Business Times story. It said Brechot suggested that the vials, which were moved from one freezer to another in March 2013, might have been destroyed by a staff member who forgot to document the procedure.The SARS virus, a coronavirus, sickened about 8,000 people and killed around 800 when it spread internationally from China in 2003. Apr 15 Euronews story Apr 15 Business Times story Chikungunya cases in the Caribbean approach 25,000The Caribbean chikungunya outbreak grew by 5,149 cases in the past week, reaching 24,831 cases, according to an update yesterday from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). That’s up from 19,682 cases a week ago.Martinique continues to report the largest numbers, with 13,500 suspected (up from 11,400) and 1,284 confirmed or probable cases, the ECDC said. Guadeloupe for the first time reported the second-most cases, with 3,690 suspected and 942 confirmed or probable cases. The French side of St. Martin is third, with 2,910 suspected and 791 confirmed or probable cases.Also reporting cases are Dominica, 764 suspected and 81 confirmed cases; St. Barthelemy, 444 suspected and 135 confirmed or probable cases; the Dutch side of St. Martin, 224 confirmed cases; French Guiana, 25 confirmed locally acquired and 15 imported cases; Anguilla, 14 confirmed cases; British Virgin Islands, 7 confirmed cases; and Aruba, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts/Nevis, each with 1 confirmed case. Of those areas, Dominica reported the heftiest increase, up from 487 cases last week.The chikungunya outbreak is the first known in the Americas and began in December 2013 on the French side of St. Martin. So far 6 related deaths have been confirmed, 3 on the French side of St. Martin, 2 on Martinique, and 1 on Guadeloupe.The ECDC also said that the Dominican Republic has reported confirmed cases but has not given exact numbers.Apr 14 ECDC update Study finds diarrhea treatment gap in African kidsIn the first large study of childhood diarrhea treatment practices in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers reported that kids are less likely to receive vital oral rehydration treatment if they receive care at a private, for-profit clinic, compared with a public clinic.California researchers published their findings yesterday in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH).According to the study, children younger than age 5 who were treated in private facilities were 22% less likely to receive oral rehydration, considered an effective and inexpensive treatment. They were, however, 61% more likely to receive other treatments in those settings, such as herbal remedies or other medications, some of which are not recommended and can be harmful.Zachary Wagner, study coauthor who is a public health doctoral student at the University of California at Berkeley, said in a press release from AJTMH that the findings are worrisome, because private healthcare providers are increasingly filling gaps in underserved parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The team found that private providers ranged from mobile clinics to small pharmacies to clinics that are sometimes located in substandard facilities, where regulations aren’t often enforced.When the researchers looked at patterns in rural areas, they found that poor children with diarrhea were less likely to receive rehydration treatment at both private and public clinics, though the effect was most pronounced at private clinics.They calculated that closing the gap between private and public care for the youngsters could save the lives of 20,000 children under age 5 in the region each year.Apr 14 AJTMH abstract Apr 14 AJTMH press releaselast_img read more

Buju Banton’s ‘Upside Down 2020’ Album Debuts at No. 2 on…

first_imgReleased June 26 by Gargamel Music/Island Records/Roc Nation, the 18-track set featured eight of nine Buju Banton entries in the top 100 iTunes reggae charts. Buju Banton’s album ‘Upside Down 2020’, his first in a decade, sold 2,995 copies in its first week and debuted at number two on the chart (which combines streaming and sales). Songs such as ‘Memories’ featuring John Legend at 21, ‘Yes Mi Friend’ featuring Stephen Marley, and Cherry Pie featuring Pharrell at #49 were some of the standout songs. Buju’s highest charting song on this week’s iTunes reggae top 100 was ‘Blessed’ which hit #10. Now being hailed as an official successful comeback, Dancehall veteran Buju Banton secured the number two on this week’s Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with his latest release. ‘Upside Down 2020’ is Banton’s follow-up album to acclaimed ‘Before The Dawn’, released in 2010. That album won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album that year and was Banton’s last project before he went to prison in the United States in 2011.last_img read more

What happened? What’s next? – July 2018

first_imgYou’re busy: milking cows, managing employees, making hay. In our regular conversations with our team of editorial advisers, we learned they not only wanted a recap of dairy news, but they were seeking brief insights into how that news might impact their dairy business going forward. With that in mind, Progressive Dairyman is launching this column: What happened? What’s next? In recognition of your time, we’ll attempt to summarize recent events or actions making dairy headlines and reported in our weekly digital newsletter, Progressive Dairyman-Extra.advertisementadvertisementThen we’ll seek out experts and sources putting that news into perspective and, most importantly, briefly describe how it might affect you.Fluid milk, labeling What happened?Fluid milk sales are in the news – a lot. Whole and flavored whole milk varieties were again the only categories to post year-over-year sales gains in May. At 3.9 billion pounds, overall sales of packaged conventional and organic fluid milk were down 3.2 percent compared to the same month a year earlier.What’s next?U.S. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said his agency will soon begin enforcing regulations that define milk as an animal product, not a plant-based food. After acknowledging “an almond doesn’t lactate,” Gottlieb said the agency will seek public input as a prelude to enforcing existing regulations on dairy labeling standards.advertisementThe FDA was scheduled to hold a public hearing in late July on a wide range of food labeling issues.“After years of inaction in response to our complaints about these labeling violations, Dr. Gottlieb’s announcement that the agency is intending to act on this issue is very encouraging,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). “The marketing of non-dairy imitators must comply with federal standards of identity, and consumers should not be misled that these products have the same nutrition as real milk, yogurt, cheese and other actual dairy products.”In preparation for the FDA hearing, the American Dairy Coalition (ADC) has rolled out a new initiative – the Protecting Milk Integrity Initiative – to advocate on behalf of dairy. And leaders of several state Farm Bureaus met Gottlieb to express displeasure with the lack of enforcement for labeling of imitation dairy products using the term “milk.”Separately, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) launched “You Can Always Count on Milk,” a new $16 million advertising initiative aimed at millennial families throughout California.MPP-Dairy payments, by stateWhat happened?As of July 11, the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) processed about $155.3 million in year-to-date indemnity payments issued under the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). By state, top MPP-Dairy recipients were (Table 1): Wisconsin – $36.8 million; New York – $15.4 million; Minnesota – $15.1 million; Pennsylvania – $13.1 million; and Michigan – $8.5 million. Among other states, producers in California received $7.1 million; Idaho received $2.5 million; and Texas received $2.3 million.advertisementWhat’s next?The FSA will update state-by-state payment totals monthly. As of Progressive Dairyman’s deadline, MPP-Dairy margins have been calculated for milk marketed through May, with indemnity payments assured for February through May for any producers with coverage at $7, $7.50 and $8 per hundredweight (cwt). June MPP-Dairy margins will be announced on July 30.Based on milk and feed futures prices as of July 16, the Program on Dairy Markets and Policy and the USDA’s Margin Protection Program Decision Tool project monthly MPP-Dairy margins could climb above $7 per cwt for June, perhaps to $7.50 per cwt. However, based on current futures prices, margins are then expected to weaken again in July and August to $7 per cwt or lower and not surpass $8 per cwt until October.LGM-Dairy participants on outsideWhat happened?One group of dairy farmers, those who enrolled in a separate Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy (LGM-Dairy), won’t see any of those MPP-Dairy payments, even though MPP-Dairy program changes may have been made after they made other risk management decisions.Published reports estimate up to 400 U.S. dairy farmers who had purchased LGM-Dairy policies for 2018 are blocked from participating in MPP-Dairy.One of those is Mike Dominy, who operates a 400-cow dairy at Alto in southeastern Texas. He estimates his decision to purchase coverage under LGM-Dairy, prior to Congress making MPP-Dairy changes, has cost him about $25,000.Dominy is disappointed in the bureaucratic shuffle that doesn’t seem to be able to help.“I have beat this horse to the top,” said Dominy, who contacted other dairy media, the USDA, his milk marketing organization and his congressman. “You get passed around 14 times, but they can’t help you.”Read Dominy’s story at State MMP-Dairy payments listed; LGM-Dairy participates on outside.What’s next?Progressive Dairyman reached out to the USDA and received the following statement from the Risk Management Agency:“The Agricultural Act of 2014 prohibits producers from participating in both programs at the same time. RMA and FSA worked together to find a solution to allow producers to transition over to the MPP program once they completed all active marketings under the LGM Dairy program to comply with the Agricultural Act of 2014 (refer to MGR-18-002).Producers needed to enroll in MPP-Dairy, and coverage begins once all of the targeted marketings are completed under the LGM-Dairy program. LGM-Dairy agreements are legal binding contracts between approved insurance providers and the insured.”Dominy has been told the 2018 Farm Bill will offer producers the opportunity to participate in both MPP-Dairy and LGM-Dairy.“I don’t care what’s in the next farm bill, I’m worried about right now; 2018, not 2019,” he said. “It’s a total, ridiculous injustice.”Dominy wants to hear from other dairy farmers in the same situation. He can be reached via phone at (936) 676-4931.   Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.comlast_img read more

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade sails along Laguna Madre

first_img RelatedONLINE ONLY: Boat parade moved upSpecial to the PRESS The Port Isabel – South Padre Island Christmas Lighted Boat Parade has been moved up due to weather concerns. Originally scheduled to occur on Sunday evening, the parade will now take place on Saturday, Dec. 17. Boats will still depart from Southpoint Marina in Port Isabel…December 16, 2016In “News”Route altered for annual PI Boat ParadeBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Update: The story read that the Lighted Boat Parade takes place on Nov. 6. The parade is actually on Dec. 6. The Press regrets the error. Port Isabel-South Padre Press For 27 years the Annual Lighted Boat Parade, hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, has…December 4, 2014In “News”South Padre Island kicks off holiday eventsBy CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS On Friday, December 6, the City of South Padre Island welcomes the public as they kick off the holiday season with their Christmas Tree Lighting, at SPI City Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. After the Tree Lighting ceremony, the 31st…December 6, 2019In “News” Share By BEN CHRISTENSENUnderstated and a little late, the 24th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade was no less charming for it, and about a dozen spectacularly lit boats steamed by the old Point off Port Isabel at 7:35 pm.Despite the later start than the advertised 6:00 p.m. weighing of anchors, the boats queued up at White Sands Restaurant and Marina and by 6:30 p.m. a flurry of fireworks signaled the commencement. Mariners who participated were graced Saturday night with fair winds and calm seas in a rather dark, moonless night. Nevertheless, clear skies provided nearly perfect weather, with temperatures in the 70s.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 6 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press. last_img read more

Hamilton: I’m a much better team player – Hamilton pledges no repeat of Rosberg F1 feud with Bottas

first_imgMONTMELO, Spain (AP):Given how dominant the two Mercedes cars have been in Formula One this season, it seems the only thing that could stop the Silver Arrows at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix might be another outbreak of infighting.Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton have swept the top two spots at the first four races of the year, and Mercedes have also won the Spanish GP in all but one of the last five seasons. The only time it didn’t happen during that span was in 2016, when Hamilton and then teammate Nico Rosberg collided on the opening lap on the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit – one of several incidents during a season-long feud between the two.Bottas now looks like the only real threat to Hamilton winning a sixth F1 title, as he leads his British teammate by one point after the two earned two wins each so far. Hamilton, though, said the two are determined to avoid another flare-up of in-house rivalry and have agreed to not put the team at risk.“There are things that happen in the background that you won’t know, and I don’t really feel this is the place to talk about it,” Hamilton said yesterday at the Mercedes motorhome. “But what is really important is that we have pulled together as a team. We’ve discussed it and, hopefully, rectified it … . As for what happened before (with Rosberg), an individual just continued to go down that route. But that is not what we have here. We have a great energy with the team, the respect is there. We have an agreed rule set so that we do finish the race one-two.”Even so, Hamilton said if Bottas wanted to overtake him, he would have to earn it.“Yes. It is going to be close and tight, and there is always tension when you want to beat someone else,” Hamilton said. “We will not be touching, that’s for sure. But in terms of giving up positions, that will not happen again.”And at age 34, Hamilton said his maturity is also helping create more harmony within the team.“Naturally, it is three years later, so I have grown a lot since then,” Hamilton said. “I am a lot stronger person outside the car, as well as inside the car. I am much better at knowing how to manage personal relationships, and understanding how to work with people. I think I am a much better team player than I have ever been in my career.”Hamilton won in Spain in 2014 and the past two years, while Rosberg took it in 2015. Ferrari may have to break that streak, though, if it wants to get involved in the title race. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is already 35 points behind in the standings, but is hoping a new engine could help close the gap.The Ferraris were the fastest cars at preseason testing on this same track in the winter, only to see Mercedes jump ahead once the real racing began.“I know we are behind, but at this point of the year, it doesn’t matter by how much. It’s quite straightforward: we need to start scoring more points,” Vettel said. “The later we start doing that, the worse it looks.”last_img read more

Gamecock Athletes Receive Stipend

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:20027803acd36ea99c452023 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-68930-4423144860001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Just in time for the weekend, Gamecock athletes received their first cost of attendance stipend. Steve Spurrier says each athlete will receive $400 a month and he hopes his players will use the money wisely. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Twins Snap Skid With Tuesday Win

first_img 1/1 About Connatix V56490 1080p HD Auto (360p) The Twins and White Sox will meet again Wednesday night in Minneapolis. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on WJON.MN Twins On CameoGetty ImagesThe Twins on CameoA number of Minnesota professional athletes will record a greeting to be sent to you, a friend or a loved one… for a price. Over 40 current and former Minnesota Vikings, Twins and Timberwolves players are on Cameo, a website that offers fans the opportunity to purchase a video message from athletes and celebrities for varying prices.Here’s a look at the Minnesota Twins who are currently available on Cameo and the price it will take to hire them to record your message.Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoDevin Smeltzer – $15Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoNelson Cruz – $100Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoLewis Thorpe – $10. Aussie prospect. Triumph BooksMN Twins On CameoDick Bremer – $50Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoChuck Knoblauch – $40. World Series hero and multi-time All Star with a checkered post-baseball runGetty ImagesMN Twins On CameoMatt Garza – $25. Debuted in 2006, Traded to Tampa in ’07. Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoDenard Span – $25Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoBrent Rooker – $20. Twins prospect, has not yet played in MLB. Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoChris Colabello – $35. Remember him? He played seven years of Indy ball before landing with the Twins in 2012 720p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip The Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Tuesday night at Target Field to snap a six-game losing skid. The Twins are now 21-16 on the season and 1.5 games out of first place in the American League Central.Twins outfielder Byron Buxton returned from the injured list to rob a home run in the sixth inning and plate the winning run with a RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.Minnesota starting pitcher Michael Pineda made his season debut after serving a suspension. After allowing two runs in the top of the first inning, Pineda settled down to pitch six solid innings. About Connatix V56490 360plast_img read more

QPR linked with Argentine defender

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR want Inter Milan central defender Matias Silvestre, Sky Italia claim.Sampdoria and Genoa are also said to be interested in the 29-year-old Argentine, who spent last season on loan at Inter’s rivals AC Milan.Chelsea and QPR have both been linked with Marseille’s Ghana international midfielder Andre Ayew.AdChoices广告French newspaper L’Equipe say Rangers are set for talks over a possible deal for the player, with Marseille looking to sell him for around £ suggest the Lique 1 club’s president Vincent Labrune is in London to offer Ayew to a number of clubs, including Chelsea.The Evening Standard say Fernando Torres is set to join AC Milan on loan if the Italian club can agree a deal with Chelsea for his wages, reported to be £180,000 a week.Torres has been linked with a move to MilanMeanwhile, Italian media reports continue to suggest that Milan are also interested in Blues midfielder Marco van Ginkel.And Bremen-based newspaper Kreiszeitung Syke reports that Werder Bremen have ended their interest in Fulham’s Bryan Ruiz because of financial restrictions.The Bundesliga outfit’s general manager Thomas Eichin is quoted as saying: “It’s impossible to sign him. The club is determined to keep up with the financial consolidation.“That is why we are not talking about signing new players, we are just out for further departures.”For more transfer speculation, including QPR being linked with Liverpool’s Jack Robinson, see Tuesday’s Paper Talk.last_img read more

Engine defect crosses the line Walter Swede’s team’s chances to climb…

first_imgAmong the participants was also the only Latvian representative – 19-year-old Valters Zviedris, this year representing the Lithuanian team “DHL / Čapkauskas Racing”, which in 2019 won the title of Baltic and Northern European Zone (NEZ) champion. This time, together with Valters, the youngest years of Tita Čapkauskas, the 18-year-old son of the team owner Ramūnas Čapkauskas, and only 17-year-old but talented Henrikas Mtijošaitis, who already has some experience in car rally, and experienced Audrius Stasiulevičius, started as Valters. They had a Cupra TCR-DSG at their disposal. A total of four TCR-class cars of this fast-growing world highway were entered in the TCR class – two Cupras and two VW Golfs TCR-SEQ.Valters proved in Thursday’s training that he is the fastest among the team members, and was one second faster than Henrikas Matijošaitis and two seconds faster than the other two team members. In multi-hour competitions, there is also some competition within the team, because everyone drives the same car, and thus whoever is the fastest in training also acquires the right to represent the team both in qualifying races and to stand on the start field and start the competition. In both training and qualification, Walter showed stable lap times in the Top 10 and competed for 2nd place in the TCR race, because the Noker Team TCR Golf with sequential gearbox was always a second faster than our and other teams’ TCR cars.The qualification ended in 10th place, which gave Walter a place in the fifth row at the start. Walter successfully started the race and did well in his first one-hour shift, or, as it is called in a multi-hour race, a “stint”. The other team members also kept a good pace, and the team was around 10-12 all the time. place among 28 starting cars and fought for 2-3 places in TCR class with “Lesta Racing Team” and “Sauda by GSR” teams. Unfortunately, at the end of the 4th hour, when the team owner Ramūnas Čapkauskas’ 18-year-old son Titas Čapkauskas was behind the wheel, our team’s Cupra car engine had an irreparable defect – one of the crankshaft cranks was broken, which broke a gap in the engine block. Unfortunately, this crossed the line for a good chance of climbing the podium in the TCR test. Walter’s face was quite disappointing, as he was already dressed and fully prepared for his second “stint” and even got in and fastened in the car to continue the race, but then the mechanics announced the sad news that the engine was permanently damaged and therefore the race is over. out of the box.By now, all the frustration of quitting has been overcome and Walter has already managed to run one digital race, participating in the Finnish Formula 4 digital cup on the Botniaring track, where he won 4th and 5th place in 12 races, respectively. This Wednesday, regular tests with an Audi RS3 LMS TCR car will be held on the Pärnu track, with the aim to better prepare for the NEZ6h endurance race, the first stage of which is scheduled for this Estonian race track in the middle of August.This year, Valters also plans to start in two NEZ6H endurance races in Pärnu and Riga, as well as in the Finnish and NEZ championships with Legend Cars. The first stage of this year’s Finnish Championship, which was scheduled for 1 August on the new, newly opened Kymi Ring track near the city of Kuwait, is unfortunately being canceled due to restrictions on assembly in Finland. Therefore, now the first stage is planned for 22-23. August Botniaring track, located in northern Finland – Jurva. Also, next year we will definitely try to start again in Palanga to rehabilitate this year’s failure!The information was prepared by:Aigars Zviedris / V. Swedish manager /last_img read more