Vinkovci started the process of branding Vinkovci as a tourist destination

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the city of Vinkovci has started the process of branding Vinkovci as a tourist desirable destination.The need for branding was also recognized by the CNTB, which, according to the CNTB’s Public Invitation for tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas, granted support in the amount of HRK 60.000,00, while the rest of the necessary funds will be provided from the budget of Vinkovci. The Institute for Tourism is in charge of drafting the branding project, which has so far been involved in drafting various documentation in Vukovar-Srijem County, as well as in drafting the Master Plan for Tourism Development in the city of Vinkovci.The goal of the project is to raise the level of recognizability of Vinkovci in the tourist market and give guidelines for creating an offer that will ‘revive’ the brand and attract more guests, and the document will analyze the current state of marketing in the destination, develop a brand concept and promotion strategy. ” Branding is a process, it’s not just a logo and slogan. It is a long-term process because we give the brand a promise that must be delivered to the destination. The whole destination has to tell the story of that brand. This document is the guideline and core of the entire brand, and thus the starting point for all day promotional activities and the development of the entire tourist offer that should be adapted to the uniqueness that Vinkovci offers and what distinguishes them from other destinations.”Said the project manager, Ph.D. Snježana Boranić Živoder from the Institute of Tourism.For the needs of the project, two surveys were conducted. The first, which referred to the survey of perceptions about the city of Vinkovci among the people of Zagreb, showed that the first associations with Vinkovci were: Vinkovci Autumns, Slavonia, Slavonians, East and the song ‘Come to Vinkovci’. Among the predefined associations, the respondents most often singled out: Vinkovci Autumn, Slavonia, NK Cibalia, gastronomy and railway. The people of Zagreb mostly agree with the claims that ‘Vinkovci is an experience of Slavonia’, ‘City of tradition and customs’ and ‘city of rich cultural and historical heritage’. The most associated with Vinkovci are gold, yellow and green.Another study showed that Vinkovci has been mentioned about 2 times in the online media in the last four months, about 900 times in the context of tourism. They are mostly mentioned in Croatian, less in English and very modestly in German and Slovenian.This is the first foundation for the strategic and sustainable development of a tourist destination, of course if the document is made with quality and does not remain somewhere in the drawer to collect dust. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2017.Related news:VINKOVCI AS THE OLDEST CITY IN EUROPE MUST BE THE MAIN STAR OF EUROPEAN TOURISM,VINKOVCI AS THE OLDEST CITY IN EUROPE MUST BE THE MAIN STAR OF EUROPEAN TOURISMlast_img read more

BT chooses Gazeley as JV partner for Rugby scheme

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Tenants are forking out as much as $3000 a week for Queensland’s ritziest rentals

first_imgThis apartment at 96 Buckingham St, Surry Hills, is available for rent for $1150 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auIn fact, we’ve found one at 96 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills, for $1150 a weekThat doesn’t include furniture, although you do get a tiny courtyard. This penthouse at 3801-21 Mary St, Brisbane, is available for rent for $2750 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auNot bad when you consider 3801/21 Mary Street also comes with five big bedrooms, a cinema room, 500-bottle wine cellar and 360 degree views. This house at 1053 Edgecliff Rd, Sanctuary Cove, is available for rent for $950 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auAnd it’s available for $950 a week for the first six months of the lease, before increasing to $1000 a week thereafter.For about the same price in Sydney, you’d be lucky to get a two-bedroom apartment. One of the 11 bedrooms at 21 Box St, Buderim. Picture: realestate.com.auFor $3,250 a week, you can rent out an 11 bedroom, 10 bathroom house with magical views on 3.8ha of bamboo water gardens and rainforest.Located on Buderim Mountain, ‘Aquila’ at 21 Box Street, Buderim, has nine ensuited bedrooms — all with private decks, patios or rainforest gardens — and a caretaker’s cottage. There’s plenty of room for friends and family, with space for 20 cars. Horror slump for Queensland home starts Record price for superb renovation Inner city unit priced at just $130K The rooftop pool at 3801-21 Mary St, Brisbane, which is available for rent for $2750 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoFor $2200 a week, you can rent something with a bit more character in one of Brisbane’s best suburbs. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This apartment at 96 Buckingham St, Surry Hills, is available for rent for $1150 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auYou can definitely get more bang for your buck in the Sunshine State.Real Estate Institute of Queensland chief executive Antonia Mercorella said it was a good time to be a renter in Queensland.“At the moment, it is arguably a renter’s market,” she said.“We’re actually finding rents are either quite flat or are coming down. We’ve been hearing stories of rental incentives, particularly in certain parts of Brisbane.”Space Property Agents executive leasing new business manager Jennifer Grainger agreed landlords were going to greater lengths to attract and retain tenants, such as making improvements to their properties, getting professional photographs taken and offering incentives such as reduced rent.Follow Liz Tilley on Twitter @liztilley84 This house at 162 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, is available for rent for $2200 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auA historic Queenslander at 162 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, is for lease, with all the classic features of its era such as pressed metal ceilings and ornate cornicing.Built in 1910, the beautifully refurbished five-bedroom, three-bathroom house recently sold for $3.4 million.‘Tavistock’ is on 1500sq m of landscaped grounds and includes a 12 metre swimming pool and full size tennis court. This house at 1053 Edgecliff Rd, Sanctuary Cove, is available for rent for $950 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auThe house at 1053 Edgecliff Drive, Sanctuary Cove, has four bedrooms, a study, a theatre room and an inground pool. The tennis court at 162 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, which is available for rent for $2200 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auOn the Gold Coast, a large waterfront home with a private pontoon is up for rent at a reduced price. This house at 21 Box St, Buderim, is available for rent for $3250 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auTENANTS are forking out as much as $3000 a week to rent some of Queensland’s most luxurious homes.If you thought your rent was getting out of hand, chances are it’s nothing compared to the top end of town, where ritzy rental properties can fetch a regular person’s annual salary in a month.But living a life of luxury in Queensland can come cheaper than you think, with the rental market starting to come off the boil and landlords reducing rents in a bid to lure tenants.One of the state’s most expensive rentals on the market right now is a massive private retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. This house at 21 Box St, Buderim, is available for rent for $3250 a week. Picture: realestate.com.auIn the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, you can rent a penthouse spanning two floors with a private rooftop pool for $2750 a week.last_img read more

Big family home ticks all the right boxes

first_imgThe kitchen at 2 Windermere Crescent, Carindale.Mr Zou said the best place to gather wasn’t inside.“The pool — I really enjoyed it. It was a highlight for barbecues with family and friends for parties,” he said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Zou said the house also got the tick of approval from one very special member of his crew.“I’ve got a big dog and because it’s a corner block with a big garden area, the dog was very happy to have a space to run.” The home at 2 Windermere Cres, Carindale.SOMETIMES the tick-list of must haves is simple — plenty of floor area, good-quality finishes, more than enough bedrooms and great suburban facilities.Combine those with a pool and huge yard and you’ll see why 2 Windermere Crescent, Carindale will attract family buyers.Roger Zou said he loved sharing the home with his family for three years, and with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, formal and informal living areas plus a large rear patio, there was heaps of space for everyone. The dining room at 2 Windermere Crescent, Carindale.Mr Zou said while the home was great, the suburb was also a massive drawcard, with easy access to infrastructure services and facilities.“I really loved that it was a very quiet place to live but still close to the highway and the shopping centre — it’s very convenient,” he said.Around two years ago, Mr Zou and his family moved to Melbourne and a decision to keep the property as an investment proved savvy.center_img The pool at 2 Windermere Crescent, Carindale.“The tenants were good and in Brisbane the rental return is high, so it brought in a good cash flow, (which) was much higher than the interest I paid at the bank,” he said.Mr Zou said saying goodbye to the home was emotional.“It will be sad — there are many memories from there. It’s actually the second property I lived in after I moved to Australia,” he said.last_img read more

Upgrading Coaches Corner

first_imgI am sure by now, if you live in the Batesville area, you are aware that WRBI and ETC have joined forces in bringing some of the local sports programs to TV.  Coaches Corner joined with ETC last spring to rebroadcast the show on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Coaches Corner is still live on radio on Monday nights from 6 – 7.  Aaron Black of ETC is at Ison’s every Monday night to video the show for rebroadcast on ETC home channel on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.  Check your local listings for times!  It has been announced that live broadcasts may follow soon.  Many local schools could be featured in these live broadcasts of high school athletic events.  This, of course, is still in the infant stage.  Even though Coaches Corner has not changed a lot since 1980, you can see that technology is helping bring Coaches Corner to new avenues.  Hopefully, this will also bring about new fans.  As equipment improves, who knows what the future might hold?  Just a few years ago, TV cameras were huge and extremely expensive; and now, the same equipment is much smaller and less expensive.  Other cities are already bringing their local high school sports to TV.  Stay tuned.  We could be next!last_img read more

Minister harps on professional training for Nigerian coaches

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has called for proper and regular training for Nigerian coaches in order to fast track sports development in the country. The minister made the call on Friday at the closing ceremony of the LMC/LaLiga Partnership training for Nigerian youth coaches at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja. Dare stressed the need for professional and scientific coaching, especially from the youth level, for Nigeria to improve on its sports development in line with international best practice. He said: “It is a fact that at the very heart of sports development are the coaches. “When you talk about the technical depth of our teams and players, it rests with the coaches and it starts from the grassroots.” Dare commended the organisers of the programme for the vision, while calling for it to be extended to more coaches and other sports. He also used the occasion to highlight the Ministry’s Talent Hunt Programme, which will begin in March, with the aim of discovering and nurturing young talents across the nation. Earlier, the Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, said the workshop was part of the technical partnership of the Spanish League and its Nigerian counterpart. Dikko said the partnership will go a long way in developing the Nigerian league and exposing young Nigerian footballers. He said: “Through this partnership we have had an NPFL All-Star team playing tour of Spain, where they played Valencia, Malaga and Atletico Madrid as well as seminars for club administrators and media officers.” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the four-day workshop, which herald the annual NPFL/LaLiga U-15 tournament, had coaching instructors from LaLiga and other football stakeholders in attendance.Tags: LMCLMC/LaLiga PartnershipMoshood Abiola StadiumShehu DikkoSunday Darelast_img read more

NFL Star Antonio Brown Accused of Sexual Assault in Florida Lawsuit

first_imgIn a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida, a woman claims Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions after the wide receiver hired her as a personal trainer. She claims Brown sexually assaulted her three different times in 2017 and 2018, but Brown’s attorney says the two had a “consensual personal relationship.” The 1_Complaint says that Brown — in three separate incidents, two in June 2017 and another in May 2018 — sexually assaulted a woman named Britney Taylor, a gymnast whom he met while they were attending Central Michigan together and whom he later hired as a trainer.The lawsuit was filed one day after Brown, 31, became a Patriot following a brief, turbulent tenure with the Oakland Raiders that ended when he requested his release last week. Late Tuesday night, the Patriots issued a statement saying that the N.F.L. planned to do its own investigation of the accusations against Brown.“Mr. Brown denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit,” said a statement from Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing Brown. “He will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations.”Brown recently signed with the New England Patriots after he was released from the Oakland Raiders.The Pats signed Brown last weekend after the Oakland Raiders cut the four-time All Pro and seven-time Pro Bowler. The New England Patriots will be back at practice today but it’s uncertain whether the newly-signed wide receiver will be on the practice field. The defending Super Bowl champs had the day off Tuesday, the same day a woman filed suit against Brown, accusing him of sexually assaulting her.last_img read more

Local NAACP Leader Calls DeSantis’ Policies “Atrocious” and “Racist”

first_imgDeSantis recently activated members of the National Guard to assist law enforcement in Florida with controlling protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd.Fried said that Democrats and Republicans share responsibility for the “systemic built-in racial divide [that] has happened since slaves were first brought here from Africa. And every step along the way, and this is from both parties, and both parties have messed this up.”Fried, Ellison and several other Democratic state legislators who appeared in Wednesday’s video meeting object to the state appealing a federal court ruling that says the state cannot prevent ex-felons from voting if they are unable to pay fines and fees.The state had imposed the payment requirement last year, after voters passed the constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to former felons except murderers and sex offenders.“Quite frankly, we are done dying. We deserve opportunity to participate, to make sure that we vote for the candidate of our choice,” Ellison said. “The NAACP is ready and will continue to fight this. This is strictly a matter of racism when it comes to our people and we won’t stand for it anymore.”Ellison added that getting ex-felons back on the voting rolls could make a difference in the election.“We certainly know that hundreds of thousands of African Americans casting their ballot for the candidate of their choice would certainly make a difference and would be a game changer in this election,” she said.In addition, Democratic State Rep. Bobby DuBose, of Fort Lauderdale, said, “What’s going on in America and what’s happening to black and brown people … one of the things that we really need to see and hear is our white allies having these conversations because we have them every day in the black community.” Marsha Ellison, a South Florida and statewide NAACP leader, said on Wednesday that current state policies on civil and voting rights from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration are “atrocious and quite frankly racist.”Ellison objected to efforts by the state’s government to slow down the process of restoring voting rights for 1.7 million ex-felons, a policy that Florida voters mandated in a 2018 amendment.“Felony disenfranchisement was put in place 150 years ago, strictly born out of racism. This administration apparently intends to let that system remain. I could see how that might work for him, quite frankly it doesn’t work for us in the black community,” Ellison said, referring to DeSantis and his administration.She continued, “Any black and brown citizens, once you’ve paid your debt to society you deserve and should be restored to first-class citizenship. The NAACP finds the current administration efforts atrocious and quite frankly racist.”Ellison, who serves as president of the Fort Lauderdale/Broward branch of the NAACP, and is the civic engagement chairwoman for the Florida State NAACP, said the organization has “worked with every administration in some way or another with the exception of this one who is determined and wants to make sure that particularly African Americans continue to be disenfranchised.”Meanwhile, Helen Ferre, the governor’s communications director, said by email the “accusations are absurd.”“Gov. DeSantis’ leadership demonstrates that he is a principled leader who works with all regardless of race, creed, or ethnicity,” Ferre explained. “Gov. DeSantis is undaunted in the face of political rhetoric that is divisive and elusive of the truth.Ellison made the comments in a video news conference that was organized by state Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who has also been a vocal critic of DeSantis recently.The governor appointed Ellison last January to a statewide committee that was tasked with encouraging widespread participation in the 2020 Census. Two years ago, she supported Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate who lost the governor’s race to DeSantis.Ferre added that DeSantis’ record includes voting to pardon the Groveland Four, a group of black men who were accused of raping a white woman in 1949, as well as appointing diverse judges to the state’s courts, appointing large numbers of Hispanics and African Americans, and most recently, arranging coronavirus testing in underserved communities.“At a time when we need to show empathy and understanding with black Floridians, the governor instead fights to block civil rights and send in the National Guard,” Fried said.Thank you @JoseJavierJJR, @RepBobbyDuBose, @traciedavisjax, @FentriceForFL, and @NAACP’s @MarshaAEllison1 for joining me in a much-needed conversation on restoring civil and voting rights to Floridians. Together we will fix Florida’s crushingly restrictive Clemency rules.— Commissioner Nikki Fried (@NikkiFriedFL) June 10, 2020last_img read more

Radwanska to face Kerber in WTA semis

first_imgAgnieszka Radwanska will play world number one Angelique Kerber in the WTA Finals last four after beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-3.The Polish defending champion overcame Finals debutant Pliskova in 78 minutes.French Open champion Garbine Muguruza avoided a whitewash at the event as she beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 6-0 6-1 in their dead rubber.Russian Kuznetsova was already through as group winner with Muguruza out after defeats in her first two matches.Kuznetsova, who only qualified for the tournament with victory at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Saturday, will meet Slovak world number eight Dominika Cibulkova in Saturday’s other semi-final.Radwanska had match point in her group-stage defeat to Kuznetsova earlier this week and the world number three looked in good form as she racked up a seventh successive straight-sets win over Czech Pliskova.She is playing amazing tennis this year,” Radwanska told BT Sport when asked about her meeting with Kerber.“She has been on fire, playing unbelievable on every surface. I have nothing to lose and have to be 200% to beat her.”The busy schedule that Kuznetsova put herself through to qualify for the event appeared to catch up with the 31-year-old as she faded badly in defeat to Muguruza.“To go to the limit, you need to push yourself hard, but I want to do that tomorrow,” Kuznetsova said. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Digicel/Team Evolution Cancer Awareness feature cycle road race expected to be a scorcher

first_imgWITH the 2017 cycle season nearing an end, tomorrow’s Digicel-sponsored, Team Evolution-organised Cancer Awareness feature 35-lap cycle road race promises to be a `scorcher’ and should not be missed for any reason.Defending champion of the event, Jamal John, will be hard-pressed to make a successful defence of his title. He will face fierce competition from a number of Guyana’s `cream of the crop’ – the likes of Raul Leal, Orville Hinds, Raynauth `Obeahman’ Jeffrey, Geron Williams, Andrew Hicks and Paul DeNobrega among others.John, who has been very competitive and consistent this season and is the current points’ leader on the Guyana Cycling Federation’s (GCF) point standings. He is expected to get keen opposition, come tomorrow, as he will come up against stiffer competition from Williams and Jeffrey, who both have spent most of the 2017 season competing on the United States of America circuit with much success, allowing John to dominate the local scene.Not to be outdone are the junior riders Briton John, Nigel Duguid, Jonathan Ramsuchit and Curtis Dey who have all been selected by the GCF to represent the Golden Arrowhead at the Junior Caribbean Road Race Championships in Barbados.The juniors will be a part of the feature event as the two categories will be involved in the 35-lap event which is approximately 85 miles.Only last Sunday, John won the 6th edition of the Kadir Mohamed `One Ounce of Gold’ cycle road race which was staged from Georgetown to Dora on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway and back, returning a winning time of three hours 13 minutes 3.6 seconds to capture the 80-mile event.Jeffrey, Hinds, Shaquel Agard, Williams and DeNobrega occupied the other top five places respectively.Tomorrow’s activity which wheels off at 07:70hrs with a one-lap race for DIGICEL staffers will see juveniles and mountain bikers riding together for five laps, while veterans under 45 years of ageas well as those over 45 years of age will compete together for 20 laps.Over $900 000 in prize money and other incentives will be up for grabs during the day’s activity which starts outside the Guyana Defence Force, Camp Ayanganna headquarters on Irving Street and from there they will travel south along Irving Street, turn west on Carifesta Avenue, south into Camp Road, east into Thomas Road and north into Irving Street.last_img