Sustainable beach management in Istria through the “Green Beach” model

first_imgOn Thursday and Friday (March 15 and 16, 2018) in Poreč was held a conference “Sustainable Beach Management”, organized by the Administrative Department of Tourism of the Istrian County and the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism in cooperation with the cities of Porec and NovigradIn accordance with the guidelines of the Regional Program for the Management and Management of Sea Beaches in Istria County, and for further public dialogue on responsible and sustainable beach management in Istria, the conference presented concrete examples from cities and municipalities in the Region of Tuscany, Cyprus and Istria. which tests and implements the “Green Beach” model. The Green Beach model is an example of a sustainable beach management model in the Mediterranean.The conference was attended by a total of 56 participants, representatives of local and regional self-government units, the Ministry of Tourism and the Istrian Development Tourism Agency, representatives of tourist boards and hotel companies and guests from Tuscany and Cyprus, scientists from the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism and others interested in sustainable beach management.Dr. sc. Dean Ban, director of the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, stressed that the task of the conference is to point out the importance of beach management as a significant tourist resource while respecting the principles of sustainable development. Since sustainable tourism development is an extremely important topic, he said that he is convinced that stakeholders in the local and regional community and beyond, which are directly related to the issue of sustainable development of maritime and coastal tourism, will recognize the role of the Institute in this project. knowledge transfer and international cooperation.The County Prefect of Istria Valter Flego pointed out that the goal is to manage beaches responsibly, and that in 2015 the County of Istria adopted a strategic document – Regional Program for Landscaping and Management of Sea Beaches in Istria, emphasizing that this document detects the current situation and defines future direction development. He especially pointed out that no beach in Istria is closed, so locals and tourists can come to each and use it freely.// Regional program of arrangement and management of sea beaches in the County of IstriaOn behalf of the director of the Office of the Tourist Board of the Istrian County, the lecture “Review of Istrian Tourism 2017” was held by Cristina Vojić Krajcar. Krajcar pointed out that in 2017, the County of Istria recorded a record number of arrivals and overnight stays, both in the season and in the pre- and post-season. Also, she pointed out that for the first time in history, Istria reached 300.000 guests in one day and pointed out new projects encouraged by the Istria County Tourist Board (ISTRIA ANTIOXY, Istria e-mobility, new boutique hotels in central Istria, etc.).Local coordinator of the MITOMED + project (Models of Integrated Tourism in the Mediterranean Plus) at the Institute dr. Sc. Kristina Brščić explained that the MITOMED + project is a continuation of the successfully realized MITOMED project. She stressed that the aim of the project is to establish a system of indicators to measure the effects of tourism in coastal and coastal areas and use the results to plan, monitor and create policies for sustainable tourism development.MITOMED + project manager Maria Luisa Mattivi, from the Tuscany region, emphasized that 9 partners from 6 countries are participating in the project and that the total project budget is 2,650,000.00 euros, of which 2,252,500.00 euros are co-financed by the ERDF. She briefly explained the status of Pilot Activity 1 in the project, within which an online platform was created on which it will be possible to monitor indicators classified into categories: social, economic, environmental and cultural indicators, and described how different destinations can be compared based on which will be able to create better policies related to the further sustainable development of tourism. She also paid special attention to Pilot Activity 2, the “Green Beach” model, since the topic of this conference was focused directly on this activity. She pointed out that the project plans to implement the “Green Beaches” model on three beaches in the regions: Istria, Tuscany, Cyprus and Catalonia, and a total of 12 beaches.Dr. sc. Eudokia Balamou, from the Development Agency ANETEL from Cyprus, Head of Pilot Activity 2 in the project explained that the model “Green Beach” includes the principles of sustainability and assumes a way of integrated management of all resources needed to meet economic, environmental and social needs while preserving cultural integrity, ecosystems , biodiversity and basic living conditions. She stressed that the implementation of the “Green Beach” model aims to promote and preserve the quality and cultural features of the area. She also pointed out that “Green Beach”: increases the satisfaction of beach users, affects better quality of service and control of the coastal area, increases safety, affects a better user experience, supports “greener” and sustainable holidays and aims to improve the quality of life of locals.After presenting 24 criteria, of different importance (binding and / or added value), which need to be met in order for a beach to become a “Green Beach”, three beaches from the Region of Tuscany were presented on which the “Green Beach” model will be implemented. Beaches from Tuscany were presented by Simina Chelaru from the municipality of San Vincenzo, Elena Nappi from the municipality of Castiglione della Pescaiai Rovena Xhaferi who presented the beach from the municipality of Montignoso.Local coordinator of the MITOMED + project, Ph.D. Kristina Brščić, presented the results of a survey conducted as part of the MITOMED + project during 2017, entitled “Attitudes and satisfaction of tourists and visitors with the destination according to the ETIS questionnaire (Poreč, Novigrad, Labin / Rabac)”. The results of processing 1621 questionnaires collected from beach users, which were offered to respondents in 6 languages, were presented. Tina Šugar from the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism presented the results of a survey related to the satisfaction of beach users and the perception of tourists about the idea of ​​”Green Beach”.After the presentation of the research, the representatives of the cities participating in the MITOMED + project presented the beaches and activities that will be undertaken in order to implement the “Green Beach” model. Representative of the City of Poreč, Ph.D. Damir Hrvatin presented the beach Gradsko kupalište, the representative of the city of Novigrad, Vanja Gorički, the beach Karpinjan, and the representative of the city of Labin, Robert Mohorović, the beach Girandella.The Head of the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County, Nada Prodan Mraković, pointed out that the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County organized the first conference on “Beaches, a sustainable product of destination” in 2016. conservation of this important tourist resource. It was concluded that the conference met the goal and stressed the importance of integrated and sustainable beach management for tourists and especially for the local population.last_img read more

$250 Sunoco bonuses at Shelby County Speedway, Bullring at RICO Fairgrounds this weekend

first_img2020 winners have been Jeff Aikey at Independence Motor Speedway, Matt Ryan at 34 Raceway, Joel Callahan at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway, Eric Pollard at 300 Raceway, Justin Kay at Davenport Speedway and Dalton Simonsen at Marshalltown Speedway. Ben Sukup, Cory Dumpert and Jim Johnson claimed the bonus money with wins at US 30 Speedway, Boone County Raceway and Off Road Speedway respectively, and the most recent winner was Dustin Griffin at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. VINTON, Iowa – The payday gets even better this week for the IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature winners at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, and the Bullring at RICO Fairgrounds in East Moline, Ill. IMCA will announce mid-week before the dates bonuses are to be awarded at each track. In a promotion postponed from last week, the IMCA Late Model winner on Saturday at Shelby County Speedway pockets an extra $250 courtesy of Sunoco Race Fuels. The same $250 Sunoco cash bonus goes to the top finisher following Sunday’s IMCA Late Model main event at the Bullring at RICO Fairgrounds. Sunoco bonuses are being presented at IMCA Late Model sanctioned weekly tracks this year. Drivers are eligible for only one bonus during the 2020 racing season. If the feature winner is a previous Sunoco winner, the bonus moves to the next eligible position.last_img read more

Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League to Restart Sept. 7

first_img4 Attachments PREMIER LEAGUEArsenal Fight Back from Two Goals Down to Hold SpursArsenal came from two goals down to claim a point yesterday from a full-blooded north London derby with Tottenham at Emirates Stadium.Christian Eriksen put the visitors ahead early on after Bernd Leno spilled Erik Lamela’s shot at the Danish international’s feet.Spurs were cruising when Harry Kane doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Granit Xhaka’s woefully misjudged challenge on Son Heung-min, but Alexandre Lacazette got on the end of Nicolas Pepe’s pass to give Arsenal hope in first-half stoppage time.And Maurcio Pochettino’s side were made to pay for a conservative approach after the break as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned a Matteo Guendouzi cross beyond Hugo Lloris to secure a point for the Gunners.The hosts thought they may even have found a winner with time running out, but a back-post finish by Sokratis was ruled out because Sead Kolasinac drifted offside in the build-up – though the Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) did check the decision.In the five added minutes, Spurs saw an appeal for a second penalty turned down as referee Martin Atkinson adjudged Kane to be at fault for a tangle with Sokratis which VAR did not review.The result lifts Arsenal to fifth in the Premier League with seven points from four games, while Tottenham head into September’s international break four places behind their rivals in ninth on five points. US OPEN 2019Nadal Through to Fourth Round, Kyrgios outRafael Nadal powered past Chung Hyeon into the US Open fourth round yesterday, capitalising on the extra rest he enjoyed before facing the South Korean.The Spanish second seed, who had a walkover in the previous round, had not played since Tuesday and it showed in a dominant 6-3 6-4 6-2 win.By contrast, Chung had come through three rounds of qualifying and spent nine hours more on court.Nadal faces Marin Cilic next, while sixth seed Alexander Zverev also won.Australian 28th seed Nick Kyrgios failed in his bid to progress past the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time after losing 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to Russian Andrey Rublev.With defending champion Novak Djokovic and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the opposite side of the draw, Nadal has – on paper at least – a more favourable route to a potential fifth US Open final.Any concerns over the Spaniard’s fitness after he withdrew from the recent Cincinnati Masters because of fatigue have been dispelled here with two ruthless displays in his two matches.The 18-time Grand Slam champion did not face a single break point against Chung, who was a top-20 player and Australian Open semi-finalist last year.He sealed the first set with an ace, the second when he forced the South Korean to hit long and then took victory on his first match point with a rasping forehand winner.“Nadal is merciless,” former player Jeff Tarango said in BBC Radio 5 Live commentary.“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a human being, animal, or any kind of species, more competitive than Rafa Nadal. Ever. The dude is always competing. He always has to be playing something or winning at something. He never stops.”Last year Nadal reached the semi-finals here but was forced retire at the end of the second set against Juan Martin del Potro because of a knee injury.On his way there he had come through two four-setters and a five-setter, which he says took their toll, and so the fact he has reached the second week at Flushing Meadows by spending little more than four hours on court could help him.Against Chung, he had dispensed with the tape he usually has strapped around his knees.“The tape is not working any more,” he told the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd with a smile. “But I’m happy to be playing on the hard court. I’m trying to play a bit more aggressive. I’m happy to be in the fourth round one more time.”Meanwhile, women’s second seed Ashleigh Barty has been knocked out of the US Open 6-2 6-4 by China’s Wang Qiang in the fourth round.French Open champion Barty was out of sorts throughout, making 39 unforced errors and failing to convert all nine of her break points.Wang, the 18th seed, secured victory when a Barty return went long.The 27-year-old is through to her first Grand Slam quarter-final where she will face six-time champion n Serena Williams or Croatia’s Petra Martic. …Federer Beats Goffin to Reach Q’finalRoger Federer cruised into the US Open quarter-finals, thrashing 15th seed David Goffin 6-2 6-2 6-0 in just 78 minutes.The Swiss five-time champion fell a break down early in the first set but then won six games in a row to establish control in the fourth-round match.Federer, 38, hit 34 winners while Belgian Goffin could only manage eight.He will face Grigor Dimitrov or Alex de Minaur in the last eight.“It was great. David didn’t have his best day either, he was struggling,” said Federer. “I was down on the score early so had to come back mentally.“But then when I was up a break I started to feel like he wasn’t playing the same way and I was very happy with my level of play.”The third seed had dropped the first sets in both of his opening two matches, but played with a swagger when he beat British number two Dan Evans in 80 minutes in the last round.That form continued against Goffin, with the Belgian winning less than half Federer’s total of 83 with 39.Federer booked his place in the quarter-finals for the 13th time in New York with a stunning passing shot down the line and remains on course to face world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals – a rematch of the epic Wimbledon final which the Serb won in a fifth-set tie-break.And should Federer make it to the last day for the first time since his defeat by Djokovic in 2015, he could come up against Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal for the first time at the US Open in the final. Hammed Shittu in IlorinThe Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) at the weekend elevated three amateur boxers in Kwara State to become professional boxers in the country.President of NBB of C, Dr Rafiu Ladipo who announced the elevation named the trio to include Alaba Omotola, Uhibudon Okafor and Abolade Akintunde.The new professional were among the 13 amateur boxers that emerged at the two-day boxing tournament sponsored by MultiChoice -GOTV held at the indoor sports hall of Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin.Speaking at the closing of the tournament, Dr Ladipo said that MultiChoice GOTV who are the sponsors of the tournament decided to move it to various places in the country because it believed that Nigeria has lots of potentials.He said, “This competition started in 2017, we have gone to places including Ibadan, Abeokuta, Lagos, Benin, Kano and Ilorin because we believe that we have potentials and World champions can come from those areas”.He advised those that were successful in the tournament to continue to train and imbibe discipline adding that boxing is a discipline sports and urged those that were not selected in this tournament to continue to train and correct where they went wrong in preparation for future events.Ladipo said, ” For the 27 participants who were not selected in this competition, you should not be discouraged, you have to continue to train and correct where you go wrong.“To those selected, it is the beginning of a journey, if you want to take boxing as a profession and you want to become professional boxers, you have to continue to train and imbibe discipline, boxing is a discipline sports”, he said.Ms Jennifer Ukoh, Public Relations Manager, GOtv said that the boxing tournament which started in 2016 was aimed at imparting skills and knowledge in the youth who constituted larger percentage of the population of the country.The Coordinator of the competition, Johnson Bamidele said that 20 bouts were held in the two days competition adding that 40 amateur boxers took part out of which 13 were successful while three were elevated go professional.Bamidele said that MultiChoice would foot the registration and licence fee of the three elevated boxers.He therefore advised other boxers who could not make the final choice should not relent in their efforts saying that, they can still make it the nearest future of the competition.Meanwhile, some boxers who could not make the list were given consolation prizes by the organisers as a way of motivating them ahead of future participation. NBB of C Elevates Three Kwara Boxers to Professional Rank center_img The centres are: South West (Ibadan), South East (Akure), North West (Zaria) and North Central (Abuja).In Ibadan, the Indoor Sports hall of the Liberty Stadium will host First bank, Dolphins, Oluyole Babes, Ogun Babes and Ekiti Angels. Akure is the home of the South East centre with Delta Force, IGP Queens, MFM Queens, Coal City Queens, First Deepwaters and Sunshine Angels.Zaria is the base for the North West centre which hosts Taraba Hurricanes, Kebbi Angels, Adamawa Angels, Zamfara Babes, Exousia Angels, GT 2000 Queens, Nigeria Army Amazons and AHIP.North Central base is Abuja with Nigeria Customs, Benue Princess, Plateau Rocks, Nasarawa Amazons, Blackgold Queens, Air Warriors Babes, FCT Wings and Kanem Queens of Borno competing for honours.These teams featured in the first round hostilities shortly before the Afrobasket competition which D’Tigress won in Senegal recently.According to a release signed by the Secretary General of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi, the second phase will end on September 12 as teams are expected to depart on September 13.Defending Champions First Bank, Dolphins, MFM and Nigeria Customs are some of the teams with superb run in the first phase.The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, charged the players to double their efforts to make the cut for the women’s national team, D’Tigress.“We expect a keen contest and it is important for the players to put up their best to enable them to break into the national team, D’Tigress,” Onyeagwu said. The National Women’s Basketball League that went on break after first round hostilities is expected to resume this weekend in four centres nationwide. The competition is sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc.After the Technical Committee meeting and arrival of teams on Friday September 6, the jump ball at the four centres are to take place on Saturday September 7. PG 2Caption 1Nadal…through to fourth round of US Open 2019Caption 2Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) has scored in each of his last seven starts at Emirates Stadium. He was on target against Spurs yesterdayCaption 3L-R: Abolade Akintunde (3rd place), Alaba Omotola (1st place) and Uhibudon Okafor (2nd place) during the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 5 held at the Indoor Sports Hall of Kwara State Stadium …last Friday Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Injured Neymar to Go for Surgery

first_imgThe club said Neymar will be operated on in Brazil at the end of the week.PSG added that after “three days of planned care” it was a joint decision by the club’s medical staff and the Brazilian national team to opt for surgery.The striker joined PSG for a world record £200m fee from Barcelona last August and has scored 29 goals in 30 games.PSG are 14 points clear of second-placed Monaco in the league and on 6 March will host Champions League holders Real Madrid, trailing 3-1 from the first leg.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Paris St-Germain forward Neymar will have surgery after suffering a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle in Sunday’s Ligue 1 win over Marseille.It means the 26-year-old Brazilian will miss Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid.PSG coach Unai Emery initially said Neymar had a “small chance” of facing Real, before Neymar’s father said he would be out for “six to eight weeks”.last_img read more