Guide to the underwater heritage of the Split-Dalmatia County presented: The seabed has more than 200 archeological sites

first_imgIt is a project funded by the Split-Dalmatia County within the Tender for financing projects from the program of development, protection and valorization of maritime heritage in the Split-Dalmatia County in 2019, and it is the first of its kind in Croatia, they announced. Split-Dalmatia County. The cultural and tourist guide to the underwater heritage of the Split-Dalmatia County presents 28 underwater sites and three museum collections with underwater archaeological finds. The guide is designed in such a way that the waters of the Split-Dalmatia County are divided into five geographical areas (the waters of Split and Kaštela Bay, the waters of the island of Brač, the waters of the island of Šolta, the waters of the islands of Hvar, the waters of Vis and Palagruža). World War II. All localities are approximately marked on the maps, and different colors indicate different depths of the site. A special section also deals with the Battle of Vis as the most important naval battle on the Adriatic and the three wrecks that took part in the battle as one of the most significant underwater finds on the Adriatic. During the preparation of the guide, care was taken to represent various types of cultural property from all historical periods, covering the entire area of ​​the county (ancient architectural remains and shipwrecks, late medieval shipwrecks and the remains of modern wrecks and planes from World War II). In addition to historical and geographical information for each site, its depth and accessibility for visitors are also listed. The guide is written in Croatian and English. In addition to historical and geographical information for each site, its depth and accessibility for visitors are also listed. The guide is written in Croatian and English. In addition to historical and geographical information for each site, its depth and accessibility for visitors are also listed. The guide is written in Croatian and English. Source: Split-Dalmatia County Predstavljanjem ovog vodiča nudimo nešto što bi trebalo biti prepoznatljivo i to poglavito onoj klijenteli koja se neće isticati u kvantiteti stvaranja gužvi na cestama i terminalima, a njihov financijski potencijal je izniman. U tu svrhu podvodna baština naše županije ističe se kao dodatak vrijednosti naše turističke ponude. Kroz predstavljeni vodič, navedeni su gotovo svi lokaliteti naše županije sa svim uputama na kojoj dubini se nalaze i što je dozvoljeno na tim lokacijama raditi. Uz turizam, ovaj vodič služiti će kao zaštita tih prekrasnih lokaliteta. Vjerujem da će i preko Turističke zajednice Splitsko dalmatinske županije sa ovim lokacijama biti upoznati i svi oni turisti koji organizirano žele razgledati ove kulturno – turističke vrijednosti. Isto tako zahvaljujem se i autorima vodiča, kao i službama županije koji su napravili nešto izuzetno vrijedno i kvalitetno, said Prefect Boban.center_img In the seabed of the Split-Dalmatia County there are more than 200 underwater archeological sites, from individual isolated finds of small artifacts to preserved shipwrecks with loads of amphorae and shipwrecks from the time of World War II. The aim of creating a cultural and tourist guide to the underwater heritage of Split-Dalmatia County is to promote underwater archaeological sites to get a complete picture of the richness, diversity and importance of the seabed, and further development of archaeological and diving tourism in Split-Dalmatia County. The tourist guide entitled “Underwater Heritage of Split-Dalmatia County was presented to the public these days, and its importance was discussed by County Prefect Blaženko Boban, Head of the Administrative Department for Tourism and Maritime Affairs Stipe Čogelja, and Director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board Joško Stella, and authors archaeologists Saša Denegri and Silva Kukoč and Tea Katunarić Kirjakov, archaeologist and art historian of the Academy of Arts, University of Split.last_img read more

WTO leadership contenders start to strut their stuff

first_imgThe new leader will also have to sort out simmering trade tensions between the United States and China and revive stalled trade talks.There are three African candidates, two from Europe, two from Asia and one from the Americas.Africa’s trio are former Nigerian foreign and finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Egyptian former diplomat Hamid Mamdouh; and Kenya’s former WTO General Council chair Amina Mohamed.Britain’s first post-Brexit international trade secretary Liam Fox and former Moldovan foreign minister Tudor Ulianovschi are the two from Europe. South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee and former Saudi economy minister Mohammed al-Tuwaijri are running from Asia, while Mexico’s former WTO deputy director-general Jesus Seade Kuri was the first to declare his candidacy. The eight candidates battling to become the next head of the beleaguered World Trade Organization make their pitches this week, with three days of auditions starting Wednesday.The contenders will make 15-minute presentations to the 164 member states’ representatives at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, before facing a 75-minute grilling over their plans for the global trade body.After a series of eliminations based on consensus, starting in September, the winner will take the WTO wheel in the midst of a global economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Serious problems Seade, Okonjo-Iweala and then Mamdouh are up first on Wednesday.Ulianovschi, Yoo and Mohamed take their turn on Thursday, while Tuwajiri and Fox go on Friday.”The WTO is in a serious crisis,” Seade told the UN correspondents’ association.He said the body had “very limited results” to show for its 26 years, its dispute settlement system was “in a serious state of disrepair”, while measures taken by countries to control the COVID-19 pandemic “have generated gigantic dislocation of international trade”.Since the WTO was created in 1995, three of its directors-general were from Europe, while one each came from Oceania, Asia and South America.Africa therefore fancies its chances, even though there is no regional rotation principle at the global trade body.”It is time that Africa took up her responsibility of serving at the helm of WTO,” said Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.He called Mohamed “a uniquely qualified person, to lead the WTO at this critical time”, saying that “her leadership at the WTO will without doubt be a game changer”.center_img Speedy search The WTO is staging a swift contest to replace outgoing director-general Roberto Azevedo.The campaign phase runs until September 7, after which the eliminations round will last up to two months.In a surprise move in mid-May, the Brazilian career diplomat announced he was ending his second four-year term 12 months early at the end of August for personal reasons.Former family doctor Fox, who entered the race on last Wednesday’s deadline, set out his diagnosis for revitalizing the organization.”If we want to keep the WTO relevant and vibrant our task is clear: update, strengthen and reform. We must ensure that global trade works for everyone,” he said. Topics :last_img read more

OECD: Dutch gender pension gap unchanged since 1990

first_imgIn contrast to other countries the gender gap in pension income in the Netherlands has not shrunk during the past 30 years, according to the OECD.In its annual report Pension Markets in Focus, the organisation said the pension income received by women had consistently been 40% less that received by men. The gap was the same in Austria.Last year, the European Commission’s Pension Adequacy Report suggested that the difference was 45%, the largest bar Cyprus.However, the OECD noted that the outcome of surveys could vary due to the use of different sources of income data. The think tank found that the gender gap in Denmark had declined by 11 percentage points to around 10% since 1990, and that in the UK it had dropped by six percentage points. The pension income gap in Germany had decreased by eight percentage points to around 35%, whereas the difference in Italy had remained at around 30%, according to the OECD report.The OECD linked the large gender pension gap in the Netherlands to workplace pensions accounting for a large share of total pension income, with women entering the labour market late relative to other countries and there also being a pay gap.However, the organisation said it expected the difference in pension income to gradually decline over the coming decades due to a rising number of women receiving an occupational pension, a decreasing pay gap as well as men increasingly switching to part time jobs.It said the difference in accrued pension assets of the under-64 year-olds had already dropped to 25%.last_img read more

Fugro wraps up first of three seep hunting campaigns for Petronas

first_imgFugro has completed the first of three Malaysian seep hunting and geochemical campaigns for the provision of surface geochemical survey for domestic waters for Petronas. Fugro Equator; Source: Wikimedia; Author: Justin Baulch – under the CC BY 4.0 licenseAccording to Fugro’s statement on Friday, the first project, offshore Sabah, Malaysia, began on December 21, 2018, aboard the Fugro Equator vessel, which acquired geophysical data including multibeam echosounder (MBES) and sub-bottom profiler (SBP) data used to interpret geologic features and optimize target selection for geochemical sampling.Targeted coring operations and shipboard geochemical analyses started on January 6, 2019 aboard the Fugro Equinox vessel and was completed on March 20, 2019.Over 6,600 square kilometers of MBES data comprised of bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and water column, approximately 2245 line kilometers of SBP data and 281 geochemical cores were acquired. Shipboard geochemical results for headspace gas, total scanning fluorescence and extracted hydrocarbon gas chromatography (C15+) were carried out on more than 550 samples taken from acquired cores.Regarding the Sabah Project, Dr. Awang Sapawi Awang Jamil, Geochemist for Petronas stated, “The receipt of geochemical analyses from the vessel was very helpful in de-risking our area of interest and in accelerating our project timeline by allowing earlier identification of samples to be sent for advanced geochemical analyses.”The second seep hunting and geochemical campaign for Petronas began in May 2019 and is taking place offshore Sarawak, Malaysia whereas the third campaign will be focused off the Straits of Malacca, Malaysian peninsula in 4Q 2019.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

Fresh injury woe devastates Carroll

first_img Press Association Andy Carroll has revealed he is “absolutely devastated” that surgery on an injured ankle will see him miss the start of the season for the second year running. “Going under the knife tomorrow morning and absolutely devastated to be missing the start of the season!,” he tweeted on Thursday evening. The news will come as a major blow to Hammers boss Sam Allardyce as he looks to improve on the 13th placed Barclays Premier League finish in the last campaign. Allardyce had already identified the need to add extra firepower to his squad ahead of the new season before Carroll’s latest injury nightmare. Mauro Zarate is already on board and only a work permit application is keeping Ecuador’s World Cup star Enner Valencia from joining from Pachuca. But the 59-year-old may now go back into the transfer market for another forward, while questions will be asked as to whether Carroll can ever maintain a level of fitness for a prolonged period of time. Carroll had travelled with the squad for a pre-season tour of New Zealand but the club decided they would not risk him in either game, with reports now suggesting he could be out for up to four months. It would be a bitter pill to swallow for the former Newcastle and Liverpool man, who had spoken before his injury about the importance of keeping fit for the forthcoming campaign. “It’s a very important pre-season for me after I had a very bad season last year with injuries,” he said upon landing in New Zealand. “It’s important I stay fit and do everything right with the medical staff.” Without the injured Carroll in their side West Ham slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Wellington Phoenix in their first tour match – although Allardyce will be boosted by the fact Zarate scored a well-taken consolation. The Argentina forward will now compete with Carlton Cole for a starting role in Saturday’s friendly against Sydney FC, with the club hopeful that Valencia’s work permit will be issued by the time they return home. With Carroll likely to be out for some time, Allardyce may return to the transfer market for another forward to bolster his options ahead of a season-opening derby at home to Tottenham. The 25-year-old England international has featured just 16 times for West Ham since becoming the club’s record signing last summer and now faces more time on the sidelines with an ankle problem. A long-standing heel injury kept Carroll out until January and he scored just twice on his return. Now he will be absent once again. last_img read more

Pires: It’s Gunner be difficult

first_img When asked if Arsenal could win the Premier League title this season, Pires told Press Association Sport: “It’s very difficult. “The current squad lacks the physical power the Invincibles team had in players like Sol Campbell, (Patrick) Vieira, Gilberto Silva and Thierry Henry. “But in football, everything is possible. They have (the points gap) with Chelsea, but we can still win the league.” Pires, who left Arsenal in 2006, is currently playing with FC Goa in the Indian Super League – his first game with the club ended in a 2-1 defeat. However, it is a world apart from the pressures Arsene Wenger is under at the moment, as Arsenal gave away a first-half lead to Hull and then had to rely on a Danny Welbeck stoppage-time equaliser. This season promises to be an even tougher test to 2013-14, when Wenger overcame severe criticism over his big-money signings and tactics to win the FA Cup and end a nine-year trophy drought. Wenger recently celebrated 18 years with Arsenal, a testament to the club’s support, and Pires wants the fans to continue doing so as well, saying: “I understand that the fans want to win the trophy. “But do not forget that Wenger built the Arsenal team. The Frenchman was part of the Arsenal side which went unbeaten throughout the 2003-04 campaign en route to winning the league. The current Gunners side lay sixth in the table on Sunday morning after their 2-2 draw against Hull the previous day, 11 points off the pace set by Chelsea, who remain on course to go unbeaten all season too, albeit with 30 games still to go. “Of course, it is important to win the title. But I always believe in Wenger and in the team. “He spent a lot of money on the team because he always wanted a good team. But I think the fans should trust him and believe in him.” The faith for Wenger comes on both a footballing and a personal level for Pires, even if he does not consider himself worthy of following in Wenger’s managerial footsteps just yet. “Arsene Wenger is a very important person in my life,” World Cup winner Pires added. “When the offer from ISL came forward I consulted with him, I explained to him the concept. He very positively said, ‘Robert, go. If you are confident to play don’t wait. You need to go’. “The job of a manager is very difficult. It’s a tough job. At this point of time I don’t think I’m ready to take up that role, maybe later sometime I might. “Football is my passion and I can still play, so I decided to come back to playing football. “If you have the passion, you need to play. Whether it’s Arsenal or FC Goa, I am always up for a challenge.” Arsenal will find it difficult to emulate the achievements of the ‘Invincibles’ side of a decade ago and win the Premier League title, according to former Gunners star Robert Pires. Press Associationlast_img read more

Pensacola Suffers Cyber Attack on the Heels of NAS Terror Attack

first_imgThe city of Pensacola, Florida is the victim of a cyber attack one day after a terror attack at the Naval Air Station.Mayor Grover Robinson announced yesterday the attack started over the weekend, and the FBI, Homeland Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating.Robinson says it’s too early to know if any personal information was compromised.The attack did not affect public safety agencies such as 911 call, and there’s no word on when the city will be fully back online.Pensacola City spokesperson Kaycee Lagarde saying they aren’t sure if the cyber attack is linked to the naval air base shooting and as a precaution officials reported it to the FBI.For now Pensacola’s government’s doing business old school with pen and paper.last_img

‘Green Machine’ goes back to the drawing board

first_imgGUYANA’s downward spiral continues in the sport of Rugby, more so, in the 15s format, since, following Saturday’s 5-19 loss to Guadeloupe at the National Park, the ‘Green Machine’ is searching for a win since 2017.Guadeloupe capitalised on Guyana’s silly mistakes to win their first-ever Rugby America’s North (RAN) title (South Zone), with Guyana’s head coach, Kenneth Grant-Stuart, telling reporters that now, it’s time to head back to the drawing board.“I think our decision making was very poor. Guadeloupe didn’t play much but they deserved to win based to our poor decisions. It wasn’t fitness (on our part) and we had many opportunities to score. We got to regroup and come again,” Grant-Stuart said.With the win, Guadeloupe will now play RAN’s North Zone Champion, Bermuda in May for the over-all title.All eyes will now be on the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) and how well the Peter Green-led organisation will proceed in reaffirming Guyana’s dominance in RAN.last_img read more

BAKEWELL support for GFF Super16 Cup

first_imgBAKEWELL, one of the leading bakeries in the country, has continued its traditional support of sports development when they handed over a cheque to the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in support of their year-end tournament, the Super16 Cup.At the company’s Triumph facility, General Manager Rajin Ganga handed over a cheque to president of the GFF, Wayne Forde, cementing their commitment.Ganga said that the company was pleased to be continuing a good tradition of supporting, in a tangible way, the development of the game and sport in Guyana, reminding that the late owner, Naeem Nasser, would have been happy to support a sport which he loved and invested in, in a huge way during his lifetime.Forde, in response, thanked Ganga for the continued commitment of Bakewell to football and the continued empowerment of players. The GFF boss said that Bakewell has displayed, over the years, a true commitment to sports development in Guyana.last_img read more

Women’s volleyball falls short to UCLA

first_imgKyleen Hengelhaupt | Daily TrojanStreak snapped · Sophomore outside hitter Alyse Ford spikes the ball in USC’s defeat to UCLA on Wednesday, as the win streak ended.The No. 21 women’s volleyball team could not rally to beat No. 9 UCLA, as the Trojans’ eight-match win streak came to end with a 3-1 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday at the Galen Center. There was much anticipation leading up to the team’s Pac-12 play opener against their crosstown rivals, as UCLA was the only team to beat the Trojans at home last season.“No one likes to lose to the Bruins,” head coach Mick Haley said. “And I am the worst loser of the bunch.”The Trojans started off the first set strong with tight blocks and strong kills, but the Bruins responded with on target passing and strong kills of their own. The two teams rallied back and forth, with neither team being able to pull farther than one or two points ahead for most of the game.Not only were the two teams very evenly matched, but they both also ran a two setter-system throughout the match. While the Trojans have been using this system all season long with junior and senior setters Reni Meyer-Whalley and Alice Pizzasegola, it is the first time the Bruins have used it this season.UCLA quickly established dominance by taking the first set 25-22, but the Trojans answered. USC’s two middles, junior and senior blockers Jordan Dunn and Elise Ruddins, led the way for the team in being able to pull away with a second-set victory, as Dunn had three blocks, and the two had seven kills combined. The two seemed to make a play every time they touched the ball.Sophomore libero Victoria Garrick, filling in for the injured libero Taylor Whittingham, also stepped up with 24 digs, keeping the Trojans’ passing at a high level. “Not having Taylor out there was certainly disruptive,” Haley said. “But isn’t an excuse because Victoria did a great job. She came in there and you hardly knew there was a difference.”Along with powerful performances from Ruddins and Dunn, junior outside hitter Niki Withers and junior opposite Brittany Abercrombie also put up impressive numbers, with 13 and six kills respectively. All of the Trojans came out to play though, as scoring was more spread out among the players than it has been all season so far.Despite spreading their scoring, impressive digs and strong blocks, the Trojans played from behind for almost all of the fourth set, down 2-1 in the match. At one point, the Trojans were down 14-7, only to make a comeback, bringing the score to 22-22. However, after long rallies for single points, it was the Bruins that came out on top with a victory after winning the fourth set 29-27.Bruins outside hitter Reily Buechler had a game-high 21 kills and was a huge factor into their victory. UCLA had more service errors than the Trojans but made up those points with more kills. “I am encouraged about where we could go,” Haley said. “This was our first test against a top 10 team and if that was a top 10 team, then I think we can be pretty good this year.”The Trojans’ next match is against Washington University this Friday at Galen Center at 7 p.m.last_img read more