International Conference “Cultural Route – Napoleon Destination” Opened

first_imgThe International Conference “Cultural Route – Napoleon Destination” was officially opened in Orebic last night, attracting over 120 foreign participants from 13 European countries. Orebic so dignifiedly hosted a whole small world on the occasion of this conference and assembly.As Croatia is on the map of the route, the goal is to expand and implement the project in its area, and the first step is to hold a conference and annual meeting of Napoleonic cities and European areas where the cultural route has already been introduced. Otherwise, the European Cultural Route “Destination Napoleon” last year it was certified by the European Institute for Cultural Routes operating within the Council of Europe. The aim of these events is to activate the cultural-tourist route in the Republic of Croatia and to initiate and implement as many tourist entities and projects of cultural (tangible and intangible) heritage from areas rich in Napoleonic history.Photo: GITEpesh”The main goal of the conference is to detect and map all cultural paths, which pass not only through Croatia, but also through Slovenia, BiH and Montenegro. Cultural routes represent a different form of interactive and sensitive cultural tourism product. It opens the door to cultural tourism and the presentation of our rich history. Let Croatia and Orebic be an example to everyone of how important the heritage from the time of Napoleon is and how a rich heritage can be presented through a cultural and tourist product ” – said Dubravka Davidović, President of the Croatian Association for Tourist and Cultural Routes Tur Kultur, EFCN Coordinator for Croatia, and added that the “Cultural Route – Destination Napoleon” can develop tourism, but also local areas through which it enriches civilian life and culture. .The conference is of great importance through the realization of the potential of cultural tourism, detection of cultural routes and its implementation, because it is an important and rich history that brings us the influence of Napoleon Bonaparte in our region. Specifically, on Pelješac, with the arrival and influence of Napoleon, a large and branched road infrastructure was built, which still exists today and which is largely used for modern roads, standardized and introduced by the administration, as well as various other facilities that are still always in use.Dubravka Davidović President of the Croatian Association for Tourist and Cultural Routes Tur Kultur, EFCN Coordinator for Croatia / Photo: GITepeš”Napoleon is the second most wanted historical figure on the famous Google search engine, of course after Jesus Christ, which speaks volumes about the tourist potential of the entire cultural route, as well as Croatia, which to my great satisfaction joined our network of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities.” – said Charles Bonaparte, President of EFCN, and added that Croatia has a great opportunity to present its wealth and history in a different and unique way through cultural tourism and the story of Napoleon. “What I saw in Croatia represents a great potential for the development of the Cultural Route – the destination Napoloen and we are certainly not accidental today in Orebic. Also, our goal is to expand and connect the entire Mediterranean route starting from Croatia. This represents a great tourist potential, not only for the development of the cultural route, but also for all other forms of tourism and historical treasures that Croatia can be proud of and present to the world. ” Bonaparte concludedWe can see the influence of Napoleon in Croatia, except on Pelješac and in Gorski kotar, Sisak, Karlovac, all the way to the border that separates New and Old Zagreb. On the other hand, cultural tourism globally accounts for 40 percent of international travel, and cultural heritage among tourists makes up a third of the motives for choosing and arriving in tourist destinations.Charles Bonaparte, President of EFCN / Photo: GITepešIn the strategic document for the development of Croatian tourism, cultural tourism is among the ten key tourism products in focus until 2020, and accordingly there is an Action Plan for Cultural Tourism at the level of the Ministry of Tourism, which speaks volumes about the importance and justification of the international conference “Cultural Route – Napoleon destination “.last_img read more

Jason Harding Promoted to Director of Aftermarket Operations at Katech Performance

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Katech Performance, manufacturer of race-proven aftermarket crate engines and components for Gen3 LS1/LS6 and Gen4 LS2/LS7 engines, has promoted Jason Harding to director of aftermarket operations.   Harding will oversee the sales efforts of Katech’s aftermarket division. Previously, he served for three years in performance parts sales, where he focused on expanding Katech Performance’s distribution network and establishing new dealer accounts. Harding will continue to oversee Internet promotional initiatives in his new role.   A Detroit-area native, Harding is an ASE-certified parts specialist and has achieved Michigan Department of State mechanic certifications for engine mechanical and engine tune-up and performance, among others. Before joining Katech Performance, Harding worked as a vehicle technician, customer service advisor and retail parts manager at Chevrolet, GMC and Pontiac dealerships in Michigan.     AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

Notts council deal ignites market

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Commuter Service Infrastructure Discussed

first_imgSouthampton and East Hampton Town officials pitched infrastructure needs like increased parking in Hampton Bays and an intermodal shuttle service to coincide with a proposal for extra commuter trains on the South Fork at a work session in Southampton on Thursday, July 19.Southampton officials have plans to construct about 30 additional parking spaces off of Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays, south of the Long Island Rail Road train tracks and adjacent to the Hampton Bays Water District property, to address increased commuter traffic to the station.As part of the plan, a sliver of land covered by grass and trees would be cleared and then developed with a drainage system to address storm water runoff, according to town Public Transportation and Traffic Safety Director Tom Neely. The cost of the project would likely be in the neighborhood of $125,000 and would require a consultation with an engineering firm, he said.“We would like to get that done prior to the start of the service,” Neely said.Under the proposed service, three trains would run roundtrip from Speonk to Montauk for commuters throughout the work week. The service would start sometime in February or March to coincide with the start of the LIRR’s spring schedule. Fares would cost commuters about $4 a trip.Increased bus service, as well as the alignment of schedules, was also discussed to supplement train services for commuters.East Hampton Town Assistant Planning Director Joanne Pahwuhl, Neely’s East Hampton counterpart on the project, said Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming is working on a measure in the Legislature’s sub-committee for transportation to increase bus service with Suffolk County Transit, and the town is also reevaluating bus routes.A shuttle service, which is considered a “Last Mile” service to be provided by the towns, would be utilized in addition to Suffolk County Transit. The towns have plans to solicit bids to undertake the service and the services would be paid for by a $500,000 state grant.While putting together the bid package, planners identified that routes could include an AM and PM service in both Southampton and Bridgehampton. In Bridgehampton, one leg of the shuttle could service the schools and Kmart, and another leg could go north to Sag Harbor. In East Hampton, there would also be AM and PM service at the LIRR stations as part of the package.“We wanted to be able to provide the potential bidder with the whole picture, so we thought a joint RFP with both towns involved would let them see everything,” Neely said.Neely said the towns would be reaching out to providers such as the Hampton Jitney and taxi companies to get their take on how the service could be achieved.“We are casting a wide net and we are going to have, hopefully, a lot of providers come in. We are going to have a bidder meeting about what we are trying to do here. And, then we are going to have them come back in a couple of weeks and come back with their proposals,” he said.Neely said the RFP would be something “akin” to a bus contract between a provider and a school district, which does not seek full-day service, rather than a traditional transportation contract.Other suggestions that came up during the presentation included working with employers to arrange ride shares for workers, as well as a pre-tax transit check system, in which employees could have their transit money taken out of their checks before taxes, and the use of an app to purchase tickets.Neely said he would like to start a public outreach program after Labor Day to let potential commuters know about the proposal.Assemblyman Fred Thiele, who along with Senator Kenneth LaValle to secure the grant funding, said the plans would allow the railroad to be more utilized.“We want to maximize that,” he Sharelast_img read more

Independent Pharmacies To Become Testing Centers

first_imgNew York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday an executive order that will allow licensed independent pharmacies across the state to become coronavirus testing sites.There are currently 5000 pharmacies statewide, the governor said, and each will be allowed to conduct the tests, gathering samples that will be sent to area labs.“We now have more collection sites, more testing capacity,” Cuomo said April 25. “We can open up the eligibility for those tests.”Cuomo also said the state expanded testing criteria to include all first responders, health care workers, and essential employees, allowing those individuals to be tested even if they do not have symptoms.“The more testing capabilities we have, the more we will open eligibility,” Cuomo said. “Hopefully one day we get to the point where anybody who wants a test can walk in and get a test. That was the dream.” Sharelast_img read more

LNG conference to be held in Naples

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SRA considers ban on unrated indemnity insurers

first_imgThe Solicitors Regulation Authority is planning to consult on allowing only rated insurers to provide solicitors with professional indemnity cover.The regulator has long rejected calls to insist that insurers have a rating, but the position may now change after it discovered clients of law firms with unrated insurers did not receive necessary protection.The SRA commissioned insurance broker Marsh to undertake a review of cover arrangements and protections regardless of the rating of PII providers.The review was started after Latvian insurer Balva went into liquidation and Gibraltar-based Lemma collapsed in September 2012. Both were unrated insurers.Agnieszka Scott, director of policy and strategy, said: ‘We understood the protections offered to clients were the same, regardless of who their solicitor was insured with.‘Recent events however have made us look again at this issue to ensure that clients are protected. And we have been told that there may be inconsistencies, so we are proposing on insisting on a rating for insurers on the participating list.’To be eligible to write compulsory professional indemnity insurance for solicitors, an insurer must be authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority or be an EEA insurer passported into this country to write insurance business. The SRA said it has always deferred to the relevant regulatory bodies to vet the financial stability of insurers.
The issue will be discussed at the SRA board meeting on Wednesday and an eight-week consultation should start next month.last_img read more

Morocco pardons 160 convicted in 2016 Rif region protests

first_imgBERBER PEOPLE OF MOROCCO Burundi Protests Suspended Morocco Strawberry Festivalcenter_img The Moroccan King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 160 people convicted over the protests that rocked the Rif region in northern Morocco in late 2016, local media reported Tuesday.Citing sources at the Moroccan Justice Ministry, news site said the pardoning of these protesters came on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.The ministry said in an official statement earlier that the king had pardoned 889 inmates on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, but did not specify their background.The list of the freed people did not include any of the leaders of the protests, who were sentenced to up to 20 years in prison in June, the same source said.Nasser Zefzafi during a rally in MoroccoIn late June, a Moroccan court sentenced Nasser Zefzafi, figurehead of the protests, along with three other leaders, to 20-year imprisonment.Another 49 people were sentenced to 15-year jail term, along with fines, by the Casablanca Court.The sentences given to the Rif protesters sparked outrage in Morocco, and many rallies and sit-ins were staged to call for the release of the jailed activists.The protests broke out in October 2016, when fish vendor Mouhcine Fikri was crushed to death after climbing into a rubbish lorry to retrieve his swordfish confiscated by police.Relatedlast_img read more

Clear Harbor refutes recent claims of job cuts

first_img Share LocalNews Clear Harbor refutes recent claims of job cuts by: – March 26, 2013 54 Views   no discussions Clear Harbor staff members. Photo credit: GIS NewsDominica’s longest serving offshore company Clear Harbor has refuted claims of job cuts, three weeks after it announced pending minor changes. Last week several employees reported that they had received termination letters; however Clear Harbor’s management has said this claim is inaccurate.When Dominica Vibes contacted Clear Harbor’s management about the report, recruiting and facilities manager Margaret Ashworth said she was disappointed about these constant accusations against the company. “This is absolutely untrue. No one has received any form of letters for the company I don’t know where that story is coming out from, we as senior managers would have known about that but honestly this is not true. I really do not know what triggered that new development of persons who received letters and that we started distributing letters last week,” Mrs Ashworth said. She emphatically denied claims that the company is engaged in downsizing its staff complement. However she said employees who are under performing, as with any company, will be disciplined. Meanwhile, Mrs Ashworth informed that moves to secure additional clients have been successful, but she could not disclose any further information in that regard.“Our main goal at Clear Harbor is to keep everybody that we have and in the future to employ more people…I cannot preempt anything and as you know business changes the world is a changing world anything can happen, but at this pointing time I cannot expound on that,” Ashworth stated. Clear Harbor has been operating in Dominica since 2008 with three locations; two at the Canefield Industrial Site and one at Marpin 2k4’s building in Roseau. Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more


first_imgCities to mark 4th of JulyBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comMany a Laguna Madre fiesta is being planned throughout the long holiday weekend to celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States of America.Things get started Friday evening, with the traditional beach and bayside fireworks displays on South Padre Island.Bayside fireworks are viewable from any of a number of bayside venues, such as Louie’s Backyard, but eager spectators have been known to crowd along the main boulevard for a glimpse of the summer weekend pyrotechnics, as well.Gulf side fireworks will launch near Clayton’s Beach Bar and can be viewed from the popular venue, the beach, or nearby hotels.Clayton’s will continue the patriotic celebrating immediately following with the Star and Stripes Concert, a live music event featuring Kevin Fowler and Whiskey D.On Saturday, join the Town of Laguna Vista in its annual Independence Day Parade and Celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedSplash DashAttendees disappointed after event headliner no-shows By ROBERT COHEN Special to the PRESS All the hallmarks of a classic Splash were in place last weekend:  the beautiful sunset bayside boat ride, the friendly staff at the Upper Deck, and queens and queers from all over,  but one very important person…May 4, 2018In “News”Music by the Bay slated for Laguna VistaBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the Parade Family fun for the Laguna Madre area is scheduled Nov. 22 in this bayside community with Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay. The open-air event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the heart of the city at Roloff Park,…November 3, 2011In “South Padre Parade”Saturday is a busy day on SPIYou will not go without something to do on Saturday as events are going on all across South Padre Island. Boomerang Billy’s Beach will host its annual Memorial Day Volleyball Tournament with men’s doubles, women’s doubles and co-ed events. Boomerang Billy’s Beach is located at 2612 Gulf Blvd. Paragraphs on…May 22, 2013In “South Padre Parade”last_img read more