The Ministry of Tourism provided HRK 400.000 for the promotion of professional occupations in tourism

first_imgGrants are awarded to projects that promote a new tourism product to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the destination in which the school is located, based on connecting public, civil, private sector and science (development), positive effects on environmental protection, introduction of new technologies and inclusion of strategically defined special forms of tourism (nautical, health, cultural, business, golf, cycling, rural and mountain, eno and gastro, youth, social, etc.)… The Ministry of Tourism has been implementing the program for encouraging vocational occupations since 2009, and so far a total of almost HRK 4 million in grants has been allocated for various secondary vocational school projects.  You can see more information about the selected projects HERE The goal of the Program is to improve the quality of hospitality and tourism staff and secondary vocational education in general in the tourism sector through the promotion, strengthening of competencies and raising the quality of human resources and raising the quality of staff in the hospitality industry.  The Ministry of Tourism has announced the results of the tender for the award of grants in 2019. Based on the program “Occupation Promotion” – PROMOTION AND STRENGTHENING OF COMPETENCIES OF PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS FOR TOURISM in 2019, a total of HRK 427.711,40 was approved for 13 approved projects.last_img read more

Trump’s problem with lawyers deepens his troubles

first_imgThis is a fight between the old America, upright and conscientious, and the new America of easy lies, shirking of duty and alleged extramarital cuddles with porn actresses.It is as if the America of Norman Rockwell illustrations ripped itself off the cover of the old Saturday Evening Post and is coming right at Trump, pitchfork in hand.Trump, a brat in bespoke suits, is in more trouble than he imagines.Now both time and money will work against him.The special counsel never runs out of either. Ask Henry Cisneros.Richard Cohen is a nationally syndicated columnist.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census After that, the record is spotty.Dowd was just the latest of several lawyers who have bailed on Trump.His longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, was early on board and early to abandon ship — although he might yet come back.He, too, favored an aggressive strategy that, to Dowd and others, was sheer foolishness.At the moment, Trump’s team is led by Jay Sekulow, who has argued many times before the Supreme Court but has never tried a criminal case in his life.Typically for a Trump aide, he has often been on Fox News. This, though, is not the same as courtroom experience.Last week, Trump came up with two new names. He learned contempt for the law from a master, Roy Cohn, who was eventually disbarred.This time, though, Trump has met his match.Mueller is seen always in the same film clip, leaving a government building.He shuns the spotlight. He never smiles. He is a central-casting evocation of the old WASP establishment figure — St. Paul’s School, Princeton, University of Virginia Law School and combat in Vietnam as a Marine.He thought his country was owed his service. He was a citizen. He had certain obligations.In combat he was brave, winning a Bronze Star.Trump, in contrast, ducked the draft five times, the last for a bone spur in one foot or the other. (He can’t remember.) Barrett finished up only 11 years later, by which time almost no one could remember what the investigation was about or, even, who Cisneros was.A special counsel, like the shark in “Jaws” or the Pinkerton agents in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” just keeps on coming.Trump seems not to realize that.He is consistent in always loving the face in the mirror, but on other matters he is mercurial and chaotic.Just last week his lead lawyer, John Dowd, resigned, purportedly because Trump will not take his advice.Trump wants to sit down with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and work his charm on the man.Dowd, being an experienced criminal lawyer, looked upon such a meeting with appropriate apprehension — the president, after all, having possibly last told the truth when he stated his name at his inauguration. He announced that Joseph diGenova, another Fox fixture, would join his legal team.DiGenova practices with his wife, Victoria Toensing, in a boutique firm, but one of their clients gave them a conflict and they had to withdraw as Trump’s counsel.T’was a pity. They would have been good fun.They are both enamored of conspiracy theories, some of them having to do with the consummate evil of Hillary Clinton and the murder of Americans she supposedly arranged or permitted — or something! — at Benghazi in Libya.More recently, diGenova discovered a government conspiracy to do in Trump.“There was a brazen plot to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton and, if she didn’t win the election, to then frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime,” he said on Fox News. (Where else?)And who was doing all this? The FBI, of course. Categories: Editorial, OpinionI have two words for Donald Trump: David Barrett.He was appointed an independent counsel to investigate payments made by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros to a former mistress.That was in 1995. Trump’s problems with lawyers are reminiscent of an organization that spins out of control because everyone’s a coke head.The chaos is extreme, acute and should worry us all.It evinces a presidency that cannot function.Here, after all, is a president who could stand in considerable legal jeopardy.Yet Trump sort of wings it. He must feel he is up against some widow who won’t make way for his Atlantic City casino or some woman who mistakes a spot of sex with Trump for a payday.According to USA Today, Trump’s been involved in 4,095 lawsuits.Most of the time, he goes on the offensive and countersues.last_img read more

Unbeatable view worthy of the fights with council

first_imgThe home was built to embrace the viewThe home has remained almost exactly the same over the subsequent decades, even as neighbouring properties were drastically redeveloped or converted into apartments.“I suspect that for its day it was a bit out there, because it was really designed for the view rather than just plonking a house in there,” he said.The three-bedroom home is on a sizeable 698sq m block with an open-plan living area and balcony designed to take advantage of the view. Classic simplicityAfter a few years of renting the property out David and his sister, Jenny, have decided it was time to sell up.“It would be lovely for it to go to a family and continue that family tradition,” he said.It will be auctioned off on-site tomorrow at noon by Mel Christie at Ray White Coorparoo. Siblings Jenny McKelliget and David Herbert pose for a photo at Greenslopes 4th March 2018 Siblings Jenny McKelliget and David Herbert are selling the family home 40 Beanga St Greenslopes at auction Saturday 10th March. The family moved into the house in 1970 . Photo AAP/ Ric FrearsonThe view from the back of 40 Beanga St might have been very different if it was not for the late Leonard Herbert.The English chemical engineer moved to the Greenslopes home with his family in 1970 when he was lured to Brisbane to take up a job at the CSIRO.He fell in love with the brick home, and especially its views of the Brisbane skyline.center_img With lots of renovations and apartments, it is one of the older homes in the street“At the time one of the tallest buildings was the city hall,” said his son David.Whenever a proposed multistorey apartment complex threatened the perfect view, Leonard Herbert put his time and money into fighting it.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“He did a lot through council just by lodging objections, he had plenty of time on his hands and he was an intelligent guy,” David said.“The thought of looking on to someone’s back wall did not appeal to him.”When David grew up in the brick house in the ’70s it was a bit more of the laid-back family neighbourhood than the hip inner-city suburb it is today.last_img read more

116 Harbour Dr, Trinity Park expected to attract interest

first_img116 Harbour Dr, Trinity ParkMOBILE retirees, young professionals and brown thumbs keen on luxury but not so fussed on high maintenance gardens are expected to flock to inspect a Trinity Park property.Jean and Gus Graham have been living at their 116 Harbour Dr home for six years but with retirement now on the cards, Mr Graham wants a bigger area to “potter around in”. “We bought it off the builder and it has been very, very low maintenance. You’ve got the space but you’ve got no maintenance at all,” Mrs Graham said. 116 Harbour Dr, Trinity Park“The high level of inclusions includes porcelain tiles, granite benchtops, air conditioning and LED downlights throughout, TV and data points to all rooms and low maintenance features such as an exposed aggregate path surrounding the entire house, gutter guard and artificial grass,” she said. “The kitchen boasts induction cooktop, integrated dishwasher, plumbed water filter and waste disposal and illuminated display cabinets. Granite splashback and benchtops with double width counter is perfect for entertaining and daily preparations while enjoying the view of the pool and running water feature.” A spacious master bedroom, with discrete walk-in robe and views of the pool also has an ensuite with double vanities and showers, a bidet and a spa bath. The remaining three bedrooms each have built in robes and the internal laundry has been thoughtfully designed with overhead cupboards, external access, air conditioning and a ceiling fan. 116 Harbour Dr, Trinity Park“We have put in astroturf instead of grass, but now we want a bit more garden.“If I could pick this house up and put it on a larger block, I’d be very happy.”The Grahams said a patio with raised portico style roof and a crystal clear swimming pool, located in the middle of the home, maintained privacy and was the most used part of the house.The area joins two wings of the property and is flooded with natural light and breezes from the marina. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agocenter_img 116 Harbour Dr, Trinity ParkClose to shops, rainforest trails and beaches, the four-bedroom home’s impeccable finishes contribute to the appeal of the home.“The house would suit people with grown children who don’t need a garden to play in, or a retiree who wants to lock up and go touring, or a professional couple who don’t have time to mow lawns,” Mrs Graham said.“It’s a really luxurious kitchen. I used to cook when my children were here but not anymore“We like the location here — the boat ramp is near, we have got the marina, we can walk to Half Moon Bay, if you’re into walking tracks, Earl Hill is close by.“We don’t want to move too far away from the area.”Elite Real Estate Services agent Carol Thomas said no expense had been spared throughout the home.last_img read more

The House Rules home given a $200k overhaul

first_imgHe said that since the show they had “poured just over $200,000” in to further renovations.“We extended upstairs to an enormous master bedrooms, we extended downstairs to add another bedroom, we put on a deck, redid all of the landscaping and fencing and rendered the entire outside of the house,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoMr Edgeworth said they renovated to suit their own needs, and had created a dream home. But he said they were “gluttons for punishment” and were ready for a new project.The couple recently signed the contract on a fixer-upper in the sought-after suburb of Bulimba.“It is worse than this one was,” he said. Mr Edgeworth said the show and the subsequent renovation had been challenging, but they had grown closer as a result.But he said they would not be in a hurry to live in their new house during the renovation process.“It is probably beyond living in it and renovating it at the same time,” he said. The couple’s House Rules home at 18 David St in Morningside will hit the market tomorrow, and is listed with Place Bulimba agent Rachel Fechner.Mr Fechner said the four bedroom, two bathroom house was massive compared to when the couple bought it eight years ago. Ben and Danielle Edgeworth in front of their renovated house before the 2015 finale of House Rules. Pics Tara Croser.Property records show the couple bought the tired brick house for $482,000 back in 2011, soon after they were married. What the house looked like before the show. CoreLogic What it looks like now after the show and the post-show renovationsThe series saw five other teams from around the country transform the two-storey house, which was also featured in news coverage after the 2014 hailstorm that ripped through parts of Brisbane. The kitchen before the show Source: CoreLogic The kitchen after the show and the extra renovations post showThe house rules were simple — they wanted it styled “preppy eclectic” and with a mix of old and new pieces. The entry was to be quiet but showy, while they wanted to maintain a hint of “ski chalet” in the living room. The living space before House Rules And the living area now after the show and post the most recent renovationsAnd they wanted a dressing room “to die for”.Mr Edgeworth said the original house was the first one the couple had bought together, and had a ski chalet-feel.“At one stage we counted and there was eight or nine different types of timber panelling throughout the original house,” he said.“It was awful but it had a lot of charm.”The firefighter, who was a concreter and renderer when they entered the show, said they liked a lot of the changes made by the other contestants during the reality series, but they felt the floorplan did not work. The home with a licence to thrill Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12It didn’t quite rule, but this Morningside home wasn’t far off.Ben and Danielle Edgeworth’s house at 18 David Street was a runner-up on the 2015 series of House Rules, but the couple were not happy with the end result.They invested another $200,000 to revamp the floorplan. It hits the market today. MORE NEWS: House Rules champs sell winning home Justin Bieber’s epic $13m mansion for sale “The master bedroom is elevated and massive, with his and hers walk-in robes and an ensuite with a claw foot bath,” she said.“One of the other standout features is that it has two entertaining areas, one of the living, dining and kitchen area and the other of the separate living area.“It is ideal for families and I am excited about this one.”The property will go to auction onsite at midday on November 9.last_img read more

European ocean energy market study hot off the press

first_imgDG MARE, a body responsible for the EU Commission’s policies on maritime affairs and fisheries, has published an ocean energy market study which outlines the financial needs of the ocean energy sector in the EU.The scope of the study, co-authored by WavEC Offshore Renewables and Italian business management consultants COGEA, was to estimate the financial needs of the ocean energy sector in the EU, identify potential financing gaps and possible financing solutions, and to analyse recommendations of the ocean energy roadmap in that context.Three scenarios have been developed –  analyzing situations where all projects in the pipeline are deployed and start at the proposed date, over those where projects are deployed, but some are delayed, to the final ‘plot’ where projects are delayed or cancelled.In an ‘optimistic’ scenario, and given the current level of political support – about 3.9GW of cumulative installed capacity are expected globally until 2030. The capacity falls to 2.8GW in a second scenario, and to just above 1.3GW in a ‘pessimistic’ scenario, according to the report.OpenHydro tidal turbine installation at EMEC test site (Photo: Mike Brookes Roper/EMEC)The study has also found that most of the financial resources injected in the sector come from private equity – with over 75% coming from private finance to reach over €6 billion invested to the sector so far on a global scale.Excluding tidal range, the report notes that the investments for the sector could amount to €9.4 billion in Europe until 2030, according to the optimistic prognosis, whereas the ‘worst-case scenario’ out of the three predicts €2.8 billion, tops.There is also the case where the ocean sector could garner €7 billion, it is affirmed in the report.The study has confirmed that there are several funding instruments at national and EU level for prototypes and demonstration projects.What is lacking, the report states, is a critical mass of finance to further develop the sector and scale it up to a fully commercial dimension.“Ocean energy projects are usually too capital-intensive for venture capitalists and too risky for private equity. By the same token, borrowing from banks is often too costly. As a result, private investment in the ocean energy sector often involves own financing. While on the one hand this shows a certain dynamicity and optimism in the sector, on the other it seriously limits the overall availability of resources,” the report reads.By using public money to leverage private capital, the funds proposed in the Ocean Energy Roadmap might accompany the industry until it reaches the desired level of maturity – however – the funds alone will most likely not be sufficient to reach the tipping point after which the sector can stand on its own feet, without strong and stable public support, according to the report.“The injection of public money via the funds will certainly lower the level of risk for private investors, but these will continue seeking investments based on projected returns. Hence, a form of revenue support is of paramount importance to accompany the funds and maximize their effectiveness.“It is thus highly recommended to take action towards the implementation of revenue support mechanisms, as much as possible consistent across Member States, so as to create certainty. Besides legislative and financial support, forward looking and determination are key,” the report advises.Revenue support essential, industry body agreesResponding to the report, Rémi Gruet – the CEO of the Brussels-based industry body for Europe’s ocean renewable energy Ocean Energy Europe – said:Rémi Gruet (Photo: Ocean Energy Europe)“This study puts figures on how great an economic opportunity ocean energy represents for Europe – €2.6 billion already invested in the EU with 75% coming from private companies; 3.9GW of projects by 2030, representing €9.4 billion of investments – just to name a few.“Crucially, those figures are calculated.”Commenting on the current level of political support in the EU, Gruet remarked: “The EU has been a great supporter of ocean energy in the last years, politically and financially.“Yet revenue support is essential for any emerging energy technology to make it to market.“It is now up to France and the UK to give the right signals to investors so that this opportunity can materialize in those countries and in Europe.”last_img read more

HK metro stays shut after night of protests

first_imgFriday’s protests across theChinese-ruled city erupted hours after its leader Carrie Lam invokedcolonial-era emergency powers last used 50 years ago to ban face masks whichdemonstrators use to conceal their identities. Increasingly violent demonstrationsthat have roiled the city for four months began in opposition to a billintroduced in April that would have allowed extradition to mainland China buthave since spiraled into a broader pro-democracy movement. HONG KONG – The city’s metro systemwill stay shut on Saturday, the rail operator said, paralyzing transport in theAsian financial hub after a night of chaos. Anti-government protesters set on fire one of the entrances at the metro station at Causeway Bay after leader Carrie Lam announced emergency laws that would include banning face masks at protests in Hong Kong, China on Oct. 4. REUTERS/SUSANA VERA Lam, Hong Kong’s Beijing-backedleader, said the ban on face masks that took effect from Saturday was orderedunder emergency laws allowing authorities to “make any regulations whatsoever”in what they deem to be the public interest. (Reuters)last_img read more

Two arrested in connection with meth

first_imgAurora, IN—Tuesday, Prosecutor Lynn Deddens announced the arrest of Elijah Widener, 41, following a days-long investigation into alleged methamphetamine dealing in Dearborn County.Deddens stated, “Methamphetamine and Fentanyl are dangerous drugs and I am certainly relieved to have made progress toward stopping the flow of these drugs being trafficked in our community,” said Deddens following the arrest.On January 30, Widener was arrested on multiple allegations including possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine exceeding 28 grams, possession of a syringe, possession of a narcotic drug, and possession of marijuana.After receiving information regarding Widener’s activities relative to drug trafficking, including recent trips to Cincinnati to purchase large amounts of methamphetamine, The investigation led officers to Wideners’s last known residence. Police noticed an individual walking from the area of the residence who entered a 2003 gray Volkswagen, identified by plate to be registered to Chris Cunningham. The police recognized the male who entered the vehicle in the passenger seat to be Widener and proceeded to conduct mobile surveillance of the car. Police followed the car to Hamilton County, Ohio to known drug trafficking areas. A detective alleges he observed a hand to hand transaction between the occupants of the gray Volkswagen and an unknown male. After following the vehicle back into Dearborn County, officers noticed minor traffic violations prompting a traffic stop.Police made contact with the diver, Cunningham, and confirmed he owned the vehicle. They also made contact with the male passenger, who was then identified as Widener. Upon questioning, Cunningham alleged that he picked up Widener from his apartment on 2nd Street in Aurora and took him to the St. Bernard Area of Cincinnati to buy drugs and that Widener had spent a couple of hundred dollars on “ice.”The Dearborn County K-9, was then deployed on the vehicle and gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics. A probable cause search of the car was then completed., locating a pencil pouch with (8) syringes and drug paraphernalia, a folded lottery ticket containing Fentanyl. Both men were then taken into custody and transported to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. Once at the jail, a large object presumptively determined to be a plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine was found on Widener. In addition, plant material consistent with marijuana was found along with (3) unknown pills.last_img read more