Fortress of St. Nikola in Šibenik open to visitors

first_imgRELATED NEWS: Šibenik Fortress is also seen as the backbone of the tourism strategy by the Mayor of Šibenik, Željko Burić. “My friend the architect Nikola Bašić once said that Šibenik will experience a tourist renaissance when all our fortresses are connected. It is my dream and I hope that this project, if nothing else, will at least start to be realized in my tenure because it would be something that would forever mark our city. Opening of the Fortress of St. Nicholas is just the wind behind that idea”, Said Buric. The ticket price includes: organized boat transport from the Šibenik waterfront to the fortress through the significant landscape “Kanal-Luka in Šibenik” and contact zone, escort on board and at the fortress, use of multimedia guides with headphones and return to Šibenik according to the established schedule of regular departures from the Šibenik waterfront , every day from Monday to Sunday, as well as visitor insurance. All ships for the Fortress of St. Nikola leaves and returns to the Šibenik waterfront, near the intersection of the Croatian Navy Coast and the Dr. Franjo Tuđman Coast. At the Fortress of St. Nikola, in the last two years, the first phase of the necessary works has been carried out so that the landmark can be put into operation at all and so that its tourist, cultural and economic potential can finally be exploited. In the past three years, about five million kuna has been invested in the reconstruction, of which four million kuna from the budget of Šibenik-Knin County, while the rest was financed by the Ministry of Culture. Works were carried out on cleaning the facility, necessary rehabilitation and safety of visitors. The ship’s pier and ramp at the main entrance have been repaired, security fences have been set up, accumulated waste has been removed and safe and organized access to the site has been provided.  The two-hour visit will include an attractive boat ride through the Šibenik Channel and a tour of the fortress accompanied by trained staff and the use of a multimedia guide. The daily maximum capacity of visits is limited due to the limited number of places on board, safety conditions and protection of monuments, but also the quality of the experience of all visitors.  This season, it will be possible to visit the fortress only by an official ship departing from Šibenik. “We are happy that the fortress, which really has a special meaning for all of us, will open its doors today to visitors from all over the world. After investing millions of kunas in the most necessary rehabilitation, we realized that we had to design a system of organized visits. This is necessary for the safety of visitors, the protection of cultural monuments and the quality of the experience. And that is our commitment to UNESCO. That is why this year the Fortress will be able to be visited exclusively by an organized boat departing from the Šibenik waterfront. Our concept and guiding thought in the planning, past and future implementation of projects is the integrated management of natural and cultural heritage. At the moment, it is the only system that guarantees the safety of visitors and the preservation of UNESCO monuments. And here we are today – at the opening of the fortress, which will receive its first guests from tomorrow”, Pointed out Anita Babačić Ajduk, director of the Public Institution Nature, which manages the entire fortress renovation project. Šibenik is the fifth city in the world to have two sites inscribed on the UNESCO list of tangible cultural heritage – the fortress of St. Nicholas and the Cathedral of St. Jacob. One of the most beautiful Renaissance fortresses in the Mediterranean, protected by UNESCO in 2017, Fortress of St. Nicholas in Šibenik on Saturday (June 15th) opened its doors to all visitors for the first time. “A visit to the Fortress of St. Nicholas designed and organized in this way is a first-class tourist attraction worth every penny. Today, the story sounds almost unreal and unimaginable. Until only ten years ago, this whole area was a symbol of unrealized potentials and a source of frustration. Currently, two projects worth about thirty million kuna are being implemented in this area, which will bring new contents, new infrastructure and new documentation, and which will result in new projects, new investments.”, Pointed out the prefect of Šibenik-Knin County, Goran Pauk. Tickets will be available at the point of sale on the Šibenik waterfront and online at www.kanal-svetog-ante.com. ŠIBENIK ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC TENDER FOR A CABLEWAY THAT WOULD CONNECT ŠIBENIK FORTRESSESlast_img read more

Ministries release health guidelines for cultural, creative sectors

first_imgBesides the standard protocols, such as wearing masks, following physical distancing measures, body temperature checks and routine disinfection, the guidelines also require organizers to conduct a COVID-19 risk assessment for non-remote workers.The decree also advises against overtime work and night shifts. If night shifts are necessary, the worker should be in a healthy condition, less than 50 years old and have no history of diseases such as diabetes, cardiac or respiratory illness.Another important aspect stipulated in the decree is contact tracing. Each organizer is required to record the audience or visitors’ names, addresses, phone numbers and travel history.Pre-production activities, such as ticket reservations, pre-production meetings and casting, as well as post-production activities should be carried out online or through phone calls.The guidelines also advise performers to avoid staging scenes that require physical contact to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. If physical contact is needed, every performer involved must first conduct 14 days of self-quarantine and have tested negative for COVID-19 using a swab test before practicing or performing.Topics : The guidelines require organizers to refrain from holding any events or programs that involve large gatherings of people and to set specific protocols based on their respective fields.“The implementation might differ from sector to sector. For example, production teams in the film industry must ensure the health of the crew, while organizers of exhibitions or shows must also ensure the audience’s safety,” Hilmar said.Secretary-general of the Indonesian Museum Association (AMI) Sigit Gunardjo said the guidelines gave organizers a legal framework with which to set their own protocols.“We’ll discuss the specific protocols with the museum managements,” he said. The Education and Culture Ministry and Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry have released joint guidelines for the cultural and creative industries as they resume activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The joint ministerial decree (SKB) allows public places such as museums, movie theaters and galleries to reopen and for production houses, actors and performers to resume their normal activities with the permission of the local government.“The ministries only provide health protocols but local administrations have the authority to allow certain activities according to the COVID-19 status of the region,” The Education and Culture Ministry’s culture director general, Hilmar Farid, said during a press briefing on Tuesday.last_img read more

Homeowners urged to look beyond big city lights and buy up in regions like Cairns

first_imgCairns real estate agent Monique Odmark. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEBUDDING homeowners have been urged to look beyond major metropolitan areas and buy up in affordable regional centres like Cairns.Research undertaken by Propertyology found 56 per cent of local government areas in Australia still had median house prices of $400,000 or less, despite sky-high prices in capital cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.The company’s managing director Simon Pressley said Cairns, with a median house price of $405,000, remained well within reach for most buyers.“There’s no law which says one must remain living in Sydney. In fact, for generations, people have move from cities for work promotions or transfers, while many others have elected to do it for lifestyle and affordability reasons,” he said.“For those who aren’t attracted to relocating, we’ve observed a trend where more and more Australians are electing to become a reinvestor, where they invest in another location and continue renting where they want to live.”Based on the Propertyology research, a couple with an annual household income of $110,000 could afford to buy a median priced house in 69 per cent of council areas across the country.Mr Pressley, who is based in Brisbane, said the Cairns market was attractive for myriad reasons.“Gone are the days where it relied on tourism and nothing else as Cairns has learned the importance of economic diversity,” he said.“It has a strong health sector and the city continues to explore that.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“It also has two strong universities there now, which appeals to international students.“We feel that in 2017 and 2018, there will be some encouraging job opportunities coming out of Cairns.“Cairns has always had strong fundamentals and doesn’t have the struggle of housing oversupply like other areas.”He said would-be property owners striving to afford to buy in Sydney should be “careful what they wished for”.The Cairns Post reported on Monday that the Far North’s lifestyle was attracting a wave of Baby Boomers and young entrepreneurs who are choosing to grow their business in the tropics.Local real estate agent Monique Odmark, of Professionals Cairns South, said affordable housing was another top reason to live in the city.“Even in popular Southside suburbs like Mt Sheridan, you can still pick up properties for under $300,000, which is just amazing,” she said.last_img read more

Shearwater wins ‘largest-ever 4D seismic campaign in Asia Pacific’

first_imgGeoservices company Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded the largest-ever 4D seismic campaign in the Asia Pacific region covering up to six fields operated by Woodside in Australia.Amazon Conqueror vessel; Source: ShearwaterThe campaign, planned to start in 4Q 2019, covers new 4D acquisition over the Pluto, Brunello, Laverda, Cimatti, and Vincent fields with an option for one additional field, Shearwater said on Monday.The 4D seismic campaign will improve Woodside’s understanding of the fields’ production performance over time and provide data to guide future field developments.The campaign will be executed using the Amazon Conqueror, one of the world’s most advanced seismic vessels. It is equipped with Isometrix, a multi-component multi-sensor seismic streamer system.This is the second 4D seismic campaign award by Woodside to Shearwater following the baseline 4D program in Senegal earlier this year. The contract in Senegal covered the Sangomar, Sangomar Deep and Rufisque Offshore blocks, which contain the SNE discovery.The high density and multi-azimuth survey was scheduled to start in 3Q 2019 and it was acquired by the Polar Marquis using 14 streamers, and FlexiSource triple source.Recenty, while the Polar Marquis vessel was located offshore Senegal, a fire broke out in its engine room. The fire was put out and there were no injuries.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Norman Elliott: Consider children’s rights too

first_imgNZ Herald 11 March 2013Family lawyer Norman Elliott argues that changes to adoption ought not be made in a bill about marriage.The government administration select committee report to Parliament recommends the passing of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill with certain amendments.It also recommends consequential amendments to 14 other statutes, including the Adoption Act 1955 “to ensure that there will be no legal differences between different kinds of marriages”. If the recommendations are approved by Parliament, same-sex adoption will become law without further inquiry.The committee notes that a homosexual or transgender person may legally adopt a child, but same-sex couples may not. It comments that such a position seems absurd. The amendments it recommends “will ensure that married couples are eligible to adopt, regardless of the gender of the adoptive parents”. There is emphasis on the rights of adults but no mention of the interests of children.We have the extraordinary situation of a significant change to a long-standing law affecting children being brought about by a bill concerned with the perceived need for same-sex partners to have equality with married couples.I believe New Zealanders expect the interests of children to be considered at the forefront of any legislation that directly affects them. This example suggests that in reality it is the interests of adults rather than children which come first.READ MORE http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10870391last_img read more

Ibrahimovic vows to improve AC Milan’s season

“You have to suffer: those who don’t know how to suffer can’t do the best.“I also expect a lot from my teammates. From the outside I saw only the AC Milan results, but I don’t know what hasn’t worked so far.“This is a challenge with myself. I’m always positive, I always put 200 per cent into what I do. I’ve never lost my passion. Let’s see how these six months go.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet! Zlatan Ibrahimovic has vowed to help turn AC Milan’s season around after joining on a six-month deal.The 38-year-old striker said he is ready to work hard and “suffer” for the side at his official presentation on Friday, after he completed his medical with the Rossoneri the previous day.The former Malmo, Juventus, Inter Milan, Ajax, Barcelona, Paris St Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy forward’s deal includes an option to extend for next season. “You have to work hard, hard and strong. You have to believe it to do your best on the pitch,” Ibrahimovic told the club’s official website. Loading… Milan are currently 11th in Serie A and the former Sweden international hopes to improve the form of the club he previously played for in the 2011-12 campaign.“At Milan the pressure is always very high, everyone demands results,” Ibrahimovic added.“We can and must do more, because we are AC Milan. I want to help and improve the situation.“I went to America to feel alive and, after two championships in MLS, I feel more than alive: I feel ready for Milan.” read more

NBA: Walker scores 27 as Celtics win seventh straight

first_imgKemba Walker scored 27 points and hit a pair of clutch three pointers late in the game as the Boston Celtics stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 112-111 win over Oklahoma City.Advertisement Read Also: Congolese teen Kuminga awaits his chance at NBA stardomThe three Celtics who missed Friday’s win over Atlanta with various injuries – Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis – all returned for Sunday’s game.Hayward, Tatum and Theis each had double-doubles. Brown contributed 17 points.Thunder rookie forward Darius Bazley left the game in the first quarter after spraining his knee and did not return.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Walker hit two threes from almost the exact same spot in the final three minutes to seal the win for Boston in front of a crowd of 18,200 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. With the Celtics ahead by four and the clock running down he nailed a three pointer to put the gap at seven.Thunder guard Chris Paul knocked down a jump shot at the other end but Walker answered with another three from the same distance a few seconds later as the Celtics regained control.Paul then made a three-pointer at the buzzer to cap the scoring and make it a one-point game.Jayson Tatum scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half for Boston who have now won 10 of their last 11 contests.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points each to lead the Thunder, who suffered just their second loss in 11 games.Paul and Dennis Schroder had 22 points each, but the rest of the Thunder players combined for just 19 points.center_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Here Are The Secret Origins Of Famous FoodsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift Owns2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… last_img read more

Pique: Real Madrid’s squad one of the worst I’ve faced at the Bernabeu

first_imgRead Also: Real Madrid thrash Barcelona in El Clasico, return to La Liga summitFollowing back-to-back defeats against City and Levante, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was happy to get back to winning ways as Los Blancos look to prevent the Blaugrana winning a third straight La Liga title.“I think we deserved the win for everything we did, defensively and offensively” the Frencman said in a news conference.“The first half was even. Our high press wasn’t perfect but in the second half it was much better. They’re three important points because it’s been a difficult week.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barca missed several first-half chances before second-half strikes from Vinicius Junior and substitute Mariano Diaz sealed a win which took Madrid back above the Catalans at the top of the table.“We are upset,” Pique told reporters. “We thought we could get a good result here because Madrid came into the game in bad shape. It was one of the worst Madrid sides I’ve faced at the Bernabeu in the first half.“I don’t say that as a criticism of them. We all have problems — we aren’t doing that well, either. But we missed an opportunity. We had control of the game and if we take advantage of a couple of our chances it leaves them with a mountain to claim.”Barca will look back at the openings spurned by Antoine Griezmann, Arthur Melo and Lionel Messi in the first 45 minutes. Griezmann fired over when well-placed and Arthur and Messi were both foiled by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.Madrid, who were beaten by Manchester City in the Champions League in midweek, had failed to win any of their last three homes games in all competitions.A victory for Barca would have extended their lead at La Liga’s summit to five points. Instead, they end the weekend one point behind their Clasico rivals, although with 12 games still to go Pique points out everything is still to play for.“We missed a chance to hurt them,” he added. “We have to play better than in the second half. We lost balls and they grew in confidence and pinned us back. It feels like a missed opportunity, especially in the first half. We could have killed the game off.“This result strengthens them, obviously. It’s a morale boost. It knocks us but we’re not sunk. We can still win La Liga if we do things well until the end of the season. We have to improve on our second-half display but there is still a long way to go.”Madrid defender Sergio Ramos laughed off Pique’s comments, saying he would happily sacrifice performances for results against Barcelona.“I would take playing as badly in the first half as he thinks we played if it meant winning every Clasico,” he told reporters, resisting the urge to make similarly disparaging comments about Barca.“Not at all,” Ramos said when asked if this was one of the worst Barca sides in recent years. “I didn’t think they were bad. I respect the way they play.” Loading… Gerard Pique claims the current Real Madrid side is one of the worst he has faced at the Santiago Bernabeu despite being part of a Barcelona team that fell to a 2-0 defeat in Sunday’s Clasico.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharginglast_img read more

Shirley Ann Winters, 87

first_imgShirley Ann Winters, 87, passed into the arms of the Lord on May 14, 2018.  Born August 21, 1930, in Madison, Indiana, she was the daughter of Armenius and Margaret (Kloepfer) Tevis.  Shirley had worked as office manager at the Greensburg Water office.  She had been a school crossing guard, a Cub Scout leader, President of Rosenmund Elementary School PTA and GCHS Music Parents.  Shirley loved to sew and cook and host family gatherings.  She enjoyed taking walks, working in the yard, shoveling snow for the neighbors, taking family vacations, and volunteering at church.  She was a member of Greensburg United Methodist Church.  She was married to Jack Merrill Winters, her loving husband for over 60 years, and he preceded her in death on December 24, 2015.  She is survived by one daughter, Candice Dianne (Jim) Cazzell, Bloomington; two sons, Brad (Diane) Winters, Columbus, and Tracy (Phyllis) Winters, Greensburg; one sister, Sandra Tevis, Madison; grandchildren, John (Michelle) Peters, Matt (Amy) Cazzell, Holly (Darby Jones) Cazzell, Jason (Kari) Winters, Heather (Scott) England, Jeremy (Whitney) Winters, Adam Winters (fiancée Megan Kemp), Derek (Samantha) Winters, Dustin (Becca) Winters, Jaxxon Winters, Rebekah (Caleb) Barton, and Rachel Winters; and 17 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters, Betty Goodpaster and Nancy Cook.  Visitation will be from 3-7:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 18, 2018, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.last_img read more

DNR Reclamation donates to kids in need

first_imgGreene County, In. — Underprivileged Several children at Shakamak Elementary School in Greene County will receive toys clothing and food thanks to the generosity of the DNR Division of Reclamation.A Christmas raffle and silent auction raised $1,450 to be used in the school’s Brown Bag program. The Brown Bag program provides take-home food to children who are living with food insecurity. There are currently 41 students in this program. Several bags of clothes, shoes, and jackets were also collected and donated to the school.“I like to think that we all just made their Christmas a little bit brighter,” said Mark Stacy, a supervisor in DNR Reclamation.Since 2000, the division has donated more than $22,000 to local families as a result of its annual Christmas raffle.The DNR Division of Reclamation administers the surface coal mining laws for the State of Indiana. Its field office is in Jasonville, in Greene County.last_img read more