Signed Agreement on cooperation in the implementation of the Operational Plan for the development of cycling tourism in Šibenik-Knin County

first_imgFor the purpose of further development of cyclotourism as an important selective form of tourism in the Šibenik-Knin County, the Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism of the Šibenik-Knin County for the period until the end of 2020 has been prepared.The Operational Plan (OP) for the development of cycling tourism in Šibenik-Knin County is based on the Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism in the Republic of Croatia and the Master Plan of Šibenik-Knin County. The operational plan analyzes the current state of cycling tourism in our county, conducted research on all important characteristics of the external and internal environment in order to identify factors that may determine the further development of cycling, defined goals for cycling tourism and identified development projects, all in order to position Šibenik- Knin County as a desirable cycling tourist destination.In Šibenik-Knin County over 2400 km of groomed bike & hike trails Photo: Šibenik-Knin Tourist BoardWith ninety bike paths with a total of 2450 kilometers (90 bike paths and 15 routes), this region has become an attractive destination for cyclists in the last two years. A website has been launched for the needs of cycling tourism Bike & Hike which in a great way provides all the necessary information, from bike paths, destinations, accommodation in family accommodation, as well as additional services needed by cyclists. It is extremely important that all bike paths are made according to the standards of the profession and all are marked as well as connected with accommodation in family accommodation and additional tourist offer.The director of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, Željana Šikić, emphasized the importance of developing cyclotourism for extending the tourist season in our area. “We are currently in the second year of implementation of the cyclotourism development project in Šibenik-Knin County, and so far trails and routes have been traced and categorized in the entire county. They are prepared for the beginning as a base from which we will later develop other trails. We divided the bike paths in Šibenik-Knin County through 5 sub-regions, and all paths are circular. Each subregion has three trails by category, road, mountain and recreational, and of course everything starts from signalization ” pointed out recently for the portal Šikić and added that in the beginning they looked long-term and quality, and for that it was first necessary to make all the infrastructural prerequisites, as well as prepare a complete tourist product before any promotion of Šibenik-Knin County as a cycling destination.”Šibenik-Knin County is the first coastal county to adopt an operational plan for the development of cycling tourism”, Said Mirela Srkoč Šenkinc from CikloProm, who drafted the OP, emphasizing that cyclotourism is one of the segments in which to invest systematically.All signatories of the Agreement were involved in the development of the Operational Plan, namely the Public Institution Development Agency of Šibenik-Knin County, Public Institution Nature of Šibenik-Knin County, Tourist Board of Šibenik-Knin County, 5 cities and 15 municipalities of Šibenik-Knin County, Ministry of Interior of affairs – Šibenik-Knin Police Department, Hrvatske ceste – Šibenik Technical Office, Šibenik-Knin County Road Administration and cycling clubs: Adrion Oros, Fortica, Kamenar, Faust Vrančić, Primošten, Krka, Petar Svačić and Mountain Bike Club The Eagle Circle.last_img read more

The City of Dubrovnik proposed to the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia that the data sent daily be divided by counties

first_imgThe Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, held telephone meetings with the Ambassadors of the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands to the Republic of Croatia. “We don’t stand still and wait for things to happen to us. From the very beginning of the pandemic, we have been very active in communicating with the ambassadors of many countries and informing them about the current situation in Dubrovnik.”Pointed out Franković. Franković: Divide the daily data you send to the European Center for Disease Control COVID 19 by counties or regions Although this seems banal, communication is extremely important. Because communication in this crisis situation is crucial, and on the other hand it says that they are fighting in Dubrovnik, and that is the first precondition for success. All three ambassadors were informed about the initiative of Mayor Franković to divide the numbers of infected in the Republic of Croatia by counties when sending statistics to the European Center for Disease Control, so that the countries, which are emitting tourist markets for Dubrovnik, know the exact number of infected and based on them could report on the fact that Dubrovnik is currently one of the safest European travel destinations. The City of Dubrovnik has proposed to the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia that the data sent daily be divided by counties, ie, if this is not possible, it is recommended to be divided into five regions. “If European countries start putting us on the list of undesirable countries, there will be a complete breakdown of our primary economic branch – tourism, which most Croatian coastal cities and municipalities, but also our economic entities, cannot survive. Therefore, I ask you to statistically divide Croatia into several regions, and it is up to us, within our regions, to implement all the measures you have recommended with the aim of minimizing the possibility of infection.”, Concluded Mayor Franković addressing the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia. On that occasion, the Mayor informed the ambassadors about the current situation regarding COVID 19 in the area of ​​the city of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. He also informed the ambassadors about the protocols prepared in case of a major spread of the infection in the area of ​​Dubrovnik. Photo: Ivan Bagić from Pixabaylast_img read more

Soon: safer, more convenient link between Panay, Guimaras, Negros

first_img“Maskisin-o sa ila welcome basta makapatindog lang sang maayo kag konkreto nga bridge thatwill serve the best interest sangIloilo kag Guimaras,” said Gumarin. Poestated that of the six provinces of Region 6, “Guimaras has the mostdisadvantages due to its small size as well as lack of reliable connectivity tothe main island of Panay.” The project involves the construction of a 32.47-km, four-lane, two sea-crossing bridges, including connecting roads and interchanges. The project will cost P189.53 billion, to be funded by China through Official Development Assistance. FILEPHOTO It had been previously reported that aChinese firm would be building the Panay-Guimaras bridge and that Filipinotycoon Ramon Ang was also interested. “These are the building blocks of ourpeople’s dreams and aspirations…to ease congestion and spread growth throughoutthe country,” said Socioeconomic Planning secretary Ernesto Pernia. Following the Iloilo Strait motorboattragedy in August last year, Sen. Grace Poe filed Senate Resolution No. 75 pressing forthe building of the Panay-Guimaras-Negrosbridge. The implementing agency is theDepartment of Public Works and Highways. ILOILO City – Expect safer, faster andmore convenient transportation linkage between Panay, Guimaras and Negrosislands through a connected land passageway – specifically three bridges. Calls for the building of a bridgelinking Panay/Iloilo City and Guimaras became louder in August last yearfollowing the capsizing of three motorboats at the Iloilo Strait where 31people died. The project involves the constructionof a 32.47-km, four-lane, two sea-crossing bridges, including connecting roadsand interchanges. He did not say, however, when the constructionwould commence. Once realized, the proposed bridgeconnecting Panay and Guimaras would be another travel option when crossing theIloilo Strait to go to any point in the nearby island province from IloiloCity. It could curb if not totally eliminate fatal sea mishaps. Bridgesconnecting Panay, Guimaras and Negros were conceptualized during theadministration of then President Corazon Aquino but none of the administrationsthat succeeded hers managed to concretize the plan for lack of funds. He expressed concern that the seriesof recent strong earthquakes in Mindanao that destroyed public infrastructurescould change the President’s mind about building bridges. Traveling to Guimaras would be muchsafer via bridges, said Guimarin. At present, the island province is accessibleonly via motorboats. Thislack of connectivity, she stressed, not only hinders the economy of Guimarasbut also endangers the lives of people “since boat trips are at the mercy ofthe weather.” CCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd. ofthe People’s Republic of China was the company that conducted the feasibilitystudy for the proposed bridges last year. Yesterday NEDA announced that itsInvestment Coordination Committee approved the proposed bridges connecting thethree islands.  Theseare seen to improve the highway trunk networks thus allowing the efficient flowof people, goods and services between the three islands, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Early this year, Gov. Samuel Gumarinsaid he would be writing President Rodrigo Duterte to seek assurance that thebridge project would push through. The project will cost P189.53 billion,to be funded by China through Official Development Assistance. Based on the project profile, theIloilo/Panay-Guimaras Bridge will start in Leganes, Iloilo and end inBuenavista, Guimaras. It would be between four to seven kilometers long. On the other hand, the Guimaras-NegrosBridge will start in San Lorenzo, Guimaras and end in Pulupandan, NegrosOccidental. It would be between five to 12 kilometers long./PNlast_img read more

Dodgers’ offense runs short in 5-4 loss to Giants

first_img“I just think (it was) a little too much aggressiveness and a couple of them were just kind of just mental mistakes.”The Dodgers had 40 baserunners while scoring 17 runs in the first two games of the season. They kept putting them on base Saturday afternoon as well. But Justin Turner drove in their first run of the afternoon with an RBI double in the first inning.That made Giants starter Logan Webb the ninth of 10 different Giants pitchers to be charged with at least one run in this series against the Dodgers. They left the bases loaded in the second when Mookie Betts flew out to end the inning, but it still felt like just a matter of time before the Dodgers’ offense woke up. But the bats weren’t the problem.Turner dropped another double into right field with one out in the third. But he was left helpless when Corey Seager’s knuckling line drive was caught by Giants second baseman Wilmer Flores, who had shifted into shallow right field against Seager. Turner was easily doubled off.In the fourth, things looked promising for the Dodgers when Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson led off with singles. But Taylor made a dash for third base when the throw from right field on Pederson’s single momentarily got loose with no one covering third. Webb got there in time to tag Taylor out. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The fourth ended on another misadventure when Pederson was doubled off first on Kiké Hernandez’s flyout to center.In the fifth, it was Austin Barnes’ turn. He led off with a single but was doubled off to end the inning on a Betts’ line drive to shortstop Mauricio Dubon.By then, the Dodgers were down 5-1, thanks to a wayward start by Alex Wood in his re-debut with the team. Wood gave up a run in each of his three innings, grinding away to keep the damage down in a 31-pitch second inning.“I kind of got away from my general plan of how aggressive I am,” said Wood, who made only seven starts last season for the Cincinnati Reds due to a back injury. “We threw a little bit too much soft stuff early. I think they had some good at-bats and ended up drawing three walks in those first two or three innings.“It was just overall getting away from what I do best, in terms of pounding the zone and attacking early. I thought that was the difference. I felt much better in third inning. I kind of got back to doing what I typically like to do and it felt better in the third inning. But those first two innings, it just wasn’t me in terms of plan of attack.”Dennis Santana followed him and gave up two runs in the fourth, putting the Dodgers down even further. The Dodgers almost overcame their shortcomings – by taking advantage of some of the Giants’ many flaws.An eighth-inning rally against lefty reliever Tony Watson was sparked by a hit batter – Max Muncy for the second time in the game – and a two-base error by Donovan Solano at third base. It was the Giants’ seventh error in the first three games.Related Articles Corey Seager drove in two unearned runs with a two-out single. After a slow ground ball by Taylor crawled into right field against a defense shifted to the left, Giants reliever Tyler Rogers hit Joc Pederson with a pitch to load the bases and put the go-ahead runs on. But Hernandez grounded out to end the threat.The late life continued when Will Smith led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run, clipping a cardboard cutout beyond the wall in left-center and making it a one-run game. That was as close as they got, the squandered opportunities growing in importance as the game wound down. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — Maybe three weeks of Summer Camp wasn’t enough to fine-tune everything.The Dodgers had four runners thrown out on the bases – three were doubled off – in a three-inning, mid-game stretch, stymying their offense better than the Giants’ pitching staff had been able to do before a 5-4 Dodgers loss Saturday afternoon.Toss in four hit batters, a couple errors and a run-scoring wild pitch from the expanded pitching staffs, and the game would have fit comfortably at Camelback Ranch in mid-March.“We don’t enjoy any losses,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But whether you win or lose, it’s sort of how you play the game. I think how we got there today, I’m not pleased with. You leave four outs on the field. That’s something that, for us, we pride ourselves on – intelligence and running the bases, knowing the scoreboard. But, when you get doubled off four times and give away outs, that’s just not helpful. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

CAF orders replay of African CL final

first_img0Shares0000Wydad refused to continue playing after a second-half equaliser was disallowed © AFP/File / FETHI BELAIDPARIS, France, Jun 5 – African football’s governing body has ordered the abandoned second leg of the CAF Champions League final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca to be replayed at a neutral venue after this month’s Cup of Nations.The ruling thrusts African football into chaos just over two weeks before the start of an expanded 24-team Cup of Nations in Egypt, a tournament plagued by a troubled build-up. Tunisian club Esperance were initially handed the title after Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca walked off an hour into last week’s return match in Tunis because VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.Holders Esperance were leading 1-0 in the second leg and 2-1 overall when play was halted, and after a 90-minute delay the referee awarded the match to the home side.“The playing and security conditions were not met during the second leg of the CAF Champions League final, preventing the match from reaching its conclusion,” CAF presidential advisor Hedi Hamel said Wednesday following a lengthy executive committee meeting in Paris.“As a result, the match will have to be replayed at a ground outside of Tunisia… (and) Esperance will have to the give trophy back.”“The match will be played after the CAN (Africa Cup of Nations) at a date to be determined,” he added, with the tournament due to run from June 21 to July 19.Esperance are expected to challenge the decision. A club source said officials would explore all viable options, starting by taking the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.“We’re not going to just fold our arms. It’s an absurd decision and a dangerous precedent that opens the door to other protests during the CAN,” the source said.– Credibility at stake –FIFA president Gianni Infantino, re-elected head of world football’s governing body Wednesday, said the incident was “unfortunate” for “Africa’s credibility”.The build-up to the Cup of Nations has also been blighted by uncertainty after Cameroon was stripped of the hosting rights in November having fallen too far behind in its preparations.That left Egypt, appointed as replacement hosts in January, in a race against time after the country was given just six months to ready itself for the event.Tunisian media reported that officials were aware before last Friday’s second leg that the VAR system was not working, but the players seemingly did not know.Wydad believed they had levelled on 59 minutes when Walid el Karti headed a cross into the net. TV replays confirmed he was onside, but might have fouled an opponent with his shoulder.The Moroccan team insisted that the Gambian referee check with VAR, apparently unaware that the often controversial system was unavailable.Wydad substitutes and coach Faouzi Benzarti joined in the protests, while plastic bottles containing liquid were also flung toward the visiting players and staff as tempers flared.At one stage, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad and the bosses of Esperance and Wydad spoke on the side of the pitch without succeeding in getting the match restarted.VAR had played a major role in the first leg of the final in Morocco on May 24, with referrals ruling out a goal by Wydad and later appeals for a penalty by the Moroccans in a 1-1 draw.The Egyptian referee of that match was subsequently banned for six months with CAF saying his performance was “poor”.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more