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The project of Integral Quality Management in Lika destination is starting


first_imgThe event was attended by about 80 representatives of protected nature areas, private renters, owners of restaurants, hotels, camps, tourist boards, agricultural producers and other stakeholders in the tourist sector of Lika destination.  By the way, the branding of Lika Destination started in 2015 through the INTEGRA LIKA 2020 project, which was launched by LAG LIKA, and today it is operationally implemented by the Lika Destination Cluster. The implementation of this project will improve the uniformity of service quality and supply.  In order to make a significant step forward in measuring the quality of sustainable destination development, Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Lika Destination Cluster have signed an agreement with Feel IQM on the implementation of the IQM Destination Lika project. Through this project, which will include about a hundred stakeholders from Lika destination, a measurable system of service quality levels, the National Park offer, as well as the destination itself will be established, whereby the current level of quality in the destination will be raised through individual education of stakeholders Lika destination will be more recognizable in the tourist market.  The entire IQM project as a pilot project started on Lošinj, a destination that in 2015 received the UNWTO award for innovation and creativity, third place in the world.  THE “LIKA QUALITY” SIGN PROUDLY WEARS 98 PRODUCTS RELATED NEWS: In the Plitvice Lakes National Park, on January 17, 2019, the Agreement on the implementation of the Integrated Quality Management project in the Lika destination was signed.  NEW GREAT STORY FROM LIKA AND A REAL EXAMPLE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT! GASTRONOMICAL OFFER OF GASTRO LIKA PRESENTED LAG LIKA AS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT AND BRANDING OF LIKA AS AN INDIGENOUS TOURIST DESTINATION last_img read more


Raul Sanllehi backs Unai Emery to ‘turn things around’ despite ‘disappointing’ start to the season


first_imgAdvertisement Raul Sanllehi backs Unai Emery to ‘turn things around’ despite ‘disappointing’ start to the season Advertisement Unai Emery has come under increasing pressure (Picture: Getty)Arsenal head of Football Raul Sanllehi has defended Unai Emery and says the Spaniard retains the club’s backing to ‘turn things around’ at the Emirates.Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester means the Gunners have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions.Large portions of Arsenal’s fanbase have turned on Emery in recent weeks and he’s been heavily criticised for his handling of the club captaincy after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband.Reports in Spain this weekend claimed the Gunners had spoken to former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique about replacing Emery but, speaking to staff in a pre-arranged meeting today, Sanllehi suggested Arsenal will be sticking by Emery.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Emery’s side have won just one of the last seven (Picture: Getty)‘We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season,’ said Sanllehi.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all out staff as they are not at the level we want or expect.‘Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place. We are all working intenstively behind the scenes to turn things around are confident we will.‘We never take our fantastic support for granted. We hope we can all stick together and get behind the team in this challenging period, as together we are stronger’.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal take on Southampton at the Emirates after the international break and anything but three points would increase the pressure on Emery’s position.The Spaniard has given the captain’s armband to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following Xhaka’s removal but members of the squad are reportedly miffed by the decision and feel the Swiss has been ‘thrown under the bus’.MORE: Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser in ‘advanced talks’ over Liverpool move in January swap deal for Harry Wilson Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Nov 2019 4:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link507Shareslast_img read more


Sovereign Islands house sells for $1.651 million under the hammer


9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands. 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoAmir Mian of Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, Paradise Point said the property sold to a Gold Coast family.“There are not too many entry-level homes on the Sovereign Islands,” he said.“This was one of the last ones.” 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands.The house is in the prestigious gated community of Sovereign Islands – one of the most expensive areas in the country. Some homes sell for more than $10 million and most for no less than $2 million.Connected to the mainland of Paradise Point by a single bridge, the community is guarded 24/7 by security. 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands.AN “entry-level” house on the prestigious Sovereign Islands sold for $1.651 million under the hammer on the weekend.The single-level four-bedroom home at 9 Excalibur Court is described as “affordable living on a large quarter acre block”.It has 19m of water frontage, high ceilings, a pool and spa.It last changed hands for $1.39 million in 2008. 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands. Aerial view of the Sovereign Islands. Picture: Mike Batterham read more


Samskip Against Eimskip-Royal Arctic Line Cooperation


first_imgDutch container transportation company Samskip has appealed the decision of the Icelandic Competition Authority (ICA) regarding the cooperation of Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line (RAL).The parties to the case are Samskip and ICA, with no further details unveiled.Following Samskip’s appeal, Eimskip said it is “of the opinion that the appeal is unsubstantiated and will continue its preparation for the cooperation”.“Eimskip trusts that the Competition Appeals Committee will issue its ruling as soon as possible,” the shipping company added.In April this year, ICA approved the cooperation built on a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) between Iceland’s Eimskip and Greenland’s RAL.Under the deal, RAL would be able to offer transportation services to the Icelandic market. Greenland would be connected to Eimskip‘s international sailing system with its weekly services that create opportunities for direct connections for Greenland to international markets.As part of the cooperation, three 2,150 TEU container vessels are under construction in China, scheduled to be delivered in late 2019. Two vessels are being built for Eimskip and one for RAL. They will be deployed in weekly services between Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Island and Scandinavia.last_img read more


Opposition wins in Jamaica


first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsRegional Opposition wins in Jamaica by: – December 30, 2011center_img 36 Views   no discussions Leader of the PNP and incoming prime minister, Portia Simpson MillerKINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has won the country’s parliamentary elections, while the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) conceded defeat, preliminary results indicated late Thursday.With more than 1.6 million Jamaican voters casting their ballots in Thursday’s elections, the PNP won 41 out of the 63 seats in the lower house, with the JLP winning the remaining 22 seats.The JLP campaign manager Karl Samuda conceded on local television that “we have not won … the people have spoken.”“We have done what we could on behalf of the people of Jamaica,” Samuda added. “There will be another day.”Leader of the PNP and former prime minister, 66-year-old Portia Simpson Miller, returns to office amid major economic woes afflicting the country, having served as the country’s first female prime minister from March 2006 to September 2007.Outgoing prime minister, Andrew Holness, 39, assumed office in October after former prime minister Bruce Golding resigned. Holness now has the dual distinction of being not only Jamaica’s youngest prime minister but also the shortest serving.By Caribbean News Now contributor Sharelast_img read more


No. 21 Syracuse fails to upset No. 7 Notre Dame in one of program’s biggest-ever games


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 19, 2017 at 7:13 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer The game was going to be different for Syracuse. It was clear at the start of the year, when SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said he wanted to prove his team belonged in the same conversation with other upper-echelon squads, like preseason No. 1 Notre Dame.The expectation only ramped up in the last month as Syracuse kept its program-record 18-game home winning streak alive. Then, 11 days ago, Syracuse announced a partnership with 13 local companies that all offered group ticket discounts in attempt to set an attendance record for a women’s game in the Carrier Dome.The Orange never pretended this game was like any other. It wasn’t. Not after the North Carolina game last week. Not during the media availability session this week. Not during the first play of the game, when Brittney Sykes rose up for a deep 3-pointer from the left wing, drained it and held up three fingers on each hand with thunderous Carrier Dome crowd as the backdrop.“It’s a big game,” Hillsman had said. “We can’t deflect that.”No. 21 Syracuse (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast) started hot in one of its biggest regular season games in program history, hitting three quick 3s to pump itself and the crowd. In front of a record-setting 11,021 fans, Syracuse seemed ready to avenge two losses to UND last year. Ready to make sure the outcome of the game would be as different as the atmosphere.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 7 Notre Dame (25-3, 13-1) fought back every step of the way, and took its first lead early in the fourth quarter. Syracuse brought it back to a 3-point game but an Alexis Peterson heave with seconds left on the clock came up just short, as the Orange couldn’t finish off a monumental upset in an 85-80 loss on Sunday in the Carrier Dome.“We played a great three quarters,” Hillsman said.Notre Dame tilted the game back in its favor by using star big Briana Turner. In the first half, Turner mainly prowled the high post area. Syracuse was content to let her stay out there as it stopped UND’s forwards curling inside for looks.But in the second half, the cuts were inverted. Notre Dame’s forwards flashed to the high post, drawing out center Briana Day while Turner curled onto the inside, oftentimes finding herself matched up with an SU forward. Three straight buckets for Turner to start the fourth quarter turned a four-quarter deficit into the Fighting Irish’s first lead. She finished with a career-high 31 points.“She was getting on our forwards sometimes and it was just a mismatch from there,” Day said. “… it just threw us out of our defense.”Hillsman made adjustments too by subbing out forward Isabella Slim for center Bria Day with seven minutes left to play with extra size on the interior. Turner only made one more field goal the rest of the way.The Orange had found the way to slow down UND’s looks on the inside, but it failed to complete the defensive stand. SU surrendered eight offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter alone, including five in the last 3:57 of the game.On one play, Turner got fouled on a layup and missed the and-1 opportunity. Teammate Arike Ogunbowale corralled the layup and got an extra two points for UND instead. On another, SU forced UND into a 3-pointer with one second left on the shot clock. But the visitors grabbed a long rebound.One of the Orange’s goals, Hillsman said, was to have 20 more possessions than Notre Dame. SU won the turnover margin, but 18 offensive rebounds for UND, compared to Syracuse’s five, made achieving that goal impossible.“When they get those offensive rebounds … off of playing 25, 30 seconds of defense,” Sykes said, “it puts pressure on us to play another 30 and now we’re playing a whole minute.”Despite fourth-quarter errors, Syracuse fought back. Gabby Cooper hit a big 3-pointer to make it a four-point game with 36 seconds to go. Missed free throws by UND down the stretch gave the Orange one last chance to tie the game, before Peterson missed the 3-pointer.There’s no denying that the game was different for Syracuse. Eleven thousand people waited with baited breath as Peterson’s final shot soared through the air. The Orange’s total season attendance before today’s game was a little more than 17,000.Those fans arrived with higher expectations. Last year, SU played UND twice and did not lead once. On Sunday, the Orange led for three quarters and hung blow for blow with one of the premier programs in college basketball.Syracuse hoped that by changing everything else — the crowd, the expectation, the lineup — it would lead to a change in final result.But, just like Peterson’s 3-point attempt, the heave came up just short. Commentslast_img read more


Kennedy warns of hurling players drifting away


first_imgKennedy says the GAA must act to ensure that the grassroots are kept healthy. A prominent Tipperary GAA figure is warning that the club game is ‘going down the very same line’ as rugby.Drom-Inch hurling manager Ted Kennedy fears that ‘ordinary’ players will drift away from the association’s sports if more isn’t done to meet their needs.IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has admitted that many rugby clubs are struggling to survive since the advent of professionalism two decades ago.last_img


Nadal, Federer Stand between Djokovic and History


first_imgWorld number one Djokovic completed his first private stranglehold of all four Slams with victory at Roland Garros in 2016.Having clinched the 2018 Wimbledon and US Open titles and then a seventh Australian Open crown in January this year, the Serb is tantalisingly close to another ‘Djoko Slam’.Federer and Nadal, with 20 and 17 career Grand Slam titles each respectively, may be ahead of 15-time major winner Djokovic in total hauls and have also completed career Slams.However, not even Federer or Nadal have managed to hold all four of the sport’s greatest prizes at the same time.It is such a rare feat that only Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) – all calendar Grand Slams – have pulled off the sweep in the sport’s history.Djokovic, who turned 32 on Wednesday, is playing down his potential date with destiny even if it would put him halfway to a 2019 calendar Slam of his own.After losing to Nadal in the Italian Open final last weekend, the Serb was in no doubt that it was the Spaniard who would likely be celebrating a 12th Roland Garros title in a little over two weeks’ time.“Nadal, number one favourite, without a doubt – then everyone else,” he said.Djokovic, who will be top seed in Thursday’s draw, could be forgiven his caution.At Roland Garros in 2018, he was shocked by Italian journeyman Marco Cecchinato in the quarter-finals, a defeat which was such a crushing bodyblow that he even contemplated skipping Wimbledon.Federer is returning to Roland Garros for the first time since 2015 having turned his back on clay court tennis to focus on Wimbledon.This year marks the 10th anniversary of his one and only Paris triumph and should the 37-year-old defy the odds and clinch the 2019 title he would become the oldest Grand Slam champion of all time.Age hasn’t dimmed his ability with Federer saving match points to beat Gael Monfils in Madrid and in Rome against Borna Coric as he found his feet again on European red clay.“It’s been interesting and fun, but not so challenging, to be honest,” said Federer despite his Rome campaign being cut short by a leg injury.Nadal, whose record at Roland Garros stands at a staggering 11 titles and a win-loss record of 86-2, claimed a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34th Masters on Sunday.His three-set win over Djokovic was timely as it was his first title of 2019 and had followed three successive semi-final losses at Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid.The last two of those were against Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas, both of whom play with a one-handed backhand, just like Federer.Thiem, the 2018 runner-up to Nadal at Roland Garros, has defeated the Spaniard four times on clay. “There is a new wave coming through with the one-handed backhand that can counter some of Rafa’s spins and lefty play,” said Federer, a four-time runner-up in Paris.Outside of Djokovic and Federer, world number four Thiem and sixth-ranked Tsitsipas are the most likely candidates to dethrone Nadal.The same cannot be said for Germany’s Alexander Zverev, for so long touted as the brightest star of the so-called ‘Next Gen’.The German’s run to the quarter-finals last year remains his best Slam performance while he has yet to get beyond the last eight at any of the European clay events in the run-up to Paris.“He has lost his self-confidence, he gets very angry, gets down and destroys himself,” said compatriot Tommy Haas, a former world number two.“What he urgently needs is a success.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram French Open 2019 Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open.However, a returning Roger Federer and rejuvenated Rafael Nadal will once again stand in his way.last_img read more


GFA denies Kwasi Appiah attachment reports


first_imgThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has denied reports that Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah will be undergoing an attachment to build his capacity ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.There are media reports that the Ghana FA has secured an attachment in Europe for Appiah to meet world class managers to understudy them and enhance his knowledge due to his inexperience at the world Cup.But Ghana FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie Daara on last Saturday’s Sports Link programme on Joy FM vehemently denied the story stating coach Appiah will not undertake any attachment.“Is true that coach Kwasi Appiah will visit some European clubs but it is not an attachment, you said capacity building, I will probably think that is the right word to use,” said Daara“He wants to go and share ideas with top coaches not necessarily to go on attachment, it looks like a student on internship.“He will go there and talk to some of the best coaches on how they prepare their teams and listen to their philosophy for matches and a lot more.”last_img read more


Replay system does Dodgers no favors in loss to Pittsburgh Pirates


first_imgPITTSBURGH >> The Pirates initiated three challenges in their 6-5 win over the Dodgers on Saturday and won them all. The Dodgers challenged one call on the field and lost.In a one-run game, that mattered a lot.Don Mattingly has never shied away from suggesting changes to the replay system this season, particularly when calls go against the Dodgers and the manager gets on a roll. That’s happened a few times. The Dodgers are 10-19 on challenges this season.The last of the four challenged calls saw Yasiel Puig called out at first base with one out in the ninth inning and Howie Kendrick at second base. Puig was originally ruled safe by first base umpire Mark Wegner because Pirates first baseman Sean Rodriguez briefly lifted his foot off the bag to catch the throw from third baseman Jung-Ho Kang. Added catcher A.J. Ellis: “They’re going to see what they see. It’s one of those things, every time you watch a challenge you’re so biased toward your own team coming out on top. You look up there and go, ‘There’s daylight there!’ or ‘He tagged him on that right there.’ Both dugouts are probably thinking we’re going to get this call right most of the time, especially most of the really tight ones. It was disheartening to see it go through.”Hernandez finding his nicheKiké Hernandez got a rare start in center field — his third in 20 games since the All-Star break and his sixth this season — against Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano.It was Hernandez’s 17th start against a southpaw this season, compared to 13 against right-handers. The numbers say that’s a good call: Hernandez drew a walk and hit a home run in his two plate appearances against Liriano, raising his batting average to .408 against lefties this year with eight doubles, two triples and two home runs in 49 plate appearances.“I think Kiké can hit righties,” Mattingly said. “It’s just our situation, the way we’re set up, that’s not his role. I do think that there’s going to be a day when Kiké has a chance to play a whole lot more. I think he’ll hit righties too. It’s been a year the way our team is set up those at-bats aren’t there for him.”Hernandez is hitting .197 against right-handed pitchers this year. When the Pirates went to right-hander Joe Blanton out of the bullpen, left-handed hitter Joc Pederson took over for Hernandez in center field.Mattingly shied away from saying that Hernandez would continue to spell Pederson against left-handed starters, preferring instead to use Hernandez in a super-utility role. Pederson has started 12 games against lefties this year.Also …Justin Turner will be able to slide without restriction once he returns from a skin infection next week, Mattingly said. … Scott Van Slyke’s two-hit game was his first since July 8. His outfield assist was his first since June 30. … The Dodgers’ 55 hits are their most through five games on any road trip this season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Pirates manager Clint Hurdle challenged the call, a lengthy review followed, and Puig was ruled out.Mattingly reiterated some familiar talking points after this game, using a new tact: sarcasm.“It’s obvious that it’s 100 percent clear and convincing. I’m sure we’ll get a photo at one point that shows (Rodriguez’s) foot was 100 percent on the bag. So within the terms of the rules of ‘clear and convincing,’ I’m sure it is.”Sarcasm there?“No, I’m just sure it’s 100 percent,” Mattingly said. “That replay system is so good that there’s 100 percent turnover there, that means it’s clear and convincing the foot was absolutely on the bag. I’m hoping to get a photo of that.”last_img read more