Geopark “Biokovo-Imotska Lakes” wants to become part of the UNESCO World Geoparks Network

first_imgWe currently have two UNESCO Geoparks in Croatia: the Papuk Nature Park and the Vis Archipelago, and we will soon find out whether the Biokovo-Imotska Lakes Geopark will become the third UNESCO Geopark in Croatia. The boundaries of the future Biopark-Imotski Lakes Geopark have already been determined, and their total area is 431 km2, and they cover the areas of the municipalities of Imotski, Proložac, Podbablje, Zmijavce, Lokvičići, Lovreć, Zagvozd and Runovići. One of the main ways to stimulate the economy and sustainable development of the future UNESCO Geopark is through geotourism, he points out. Luka Kolovrat, president of the association Geopark Imotska jezera and adds that by raising awareness and educating about the importance of geological heritage, UNESCO geoparks give the local community a sense of pride and strengthen their identification with the area in which they live. PAPUK NATURE PARK THE FIRST CROATIAN GEOPARK UNDER UNESCO PROTECTION UNESCO Geoparks are unique geographical areas of international geological significance governed by a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development. Find out more about the Biokovo-Imotska Lakes Geopark application initiative with the aim of joining UNESCO Global Geoparks HERE In general, when we talk about the area that will include the future Biopark Biokovo-Imotska Lakes, it is an area that in addition to attracting attention with its relief and geomorphological forms, or numerous karst phenomena, adorns a great wealth of flora and fauna including many endemic species. In addition to the most attractive protected natural monuments and phenomena of world importance, Red and Blue Lakes, there is also the spring Krčevac, which is currently the only confirmed locality of the human fish (Proteus anguinus) in the Imotski region. There is also the Zovnjača cave in the municipality of Podbablje, which was recently established as an important archaeological and biospeleological site. Photo: Association Geopark Imotska jezera The network of UNESCO World Geoparks consists of areas of geological and geomorphological heritage of international importance, while the goal of the UNESCO World Geoparks program is to protect geological, geomorphological and other values ​​of geoparks and manage the area through education and implementation of activities in accordance with sustainable development goals. and for the benefit of the local community. center_img So far, numerous systematic and complex geological surveys have been carried out, monitoring is being carried out, the public is being educated, brochures, guides, manuals, educational materials, brochures, etc. have been printed. Precisely with the aim of protection, sustainable development and tourism, the Association Geopark Imotska jezera and the Public Institution Nature Park Biokovo launched an initiative for joint application and establishment of “Geopark Biokovo-Imotska lakes“With the aim of joining UNESCO Global Geoparks. The creation of a joint Geopark website is in progress, as well as the creation and marking of geo-trails, and a joint Facebook page has been created, which is updated daily, he points out. Ivana Capin from the Association Geopark Imotska jezera and adds: “Aware of the great potential of the area in which we live with all its features, together we embarked on this challenging project with the aim of becoming part of the international network of UNESCO Geoparks. As for our joint future activities, they are holding a presentation in November this year, then making a ten-year study with a management plan, and making and marking the geo-trail of the future Biokovo-Imotska Lakes Geopark. And most importantly, in the summer of 2021, the arrival of the Commission and evaluation is expected, and after that the accession to the network of world Geoparks under UNESCO protection.”Emphasizes Capin. “Our joint initiative stemmed from the fact that the Biokovo Nature Park and Imotski Krajina form a geologically, geomorphologically and landscape-unique area of ​​the Dinaric karst, and our wish is to use the potentials of both areas for the benefit of the local community. Kolovrat points out. VISA ARCHIPELAGO BECAME THE SECOND UNESCO GEOPARK IN CROATIA RELATED NEWS: “Geoparks attract a large number of visitors with their activities and enable the launch of various production and service activities that contribute to the socio-economic development of the community. Not only geologically interesting places, but also various other ecological, archeological, historical and cultural sights contribute to geoparks, and they are supported and actively participated by local communities that know how to recognize and want to affirm their geological, historical and cultural heritage, mostly through the idea of ​​geotourism.. The creation of innovative crafts and new jobs encourages the creation of new sources of income within geotourism, strengthens the local community, and at the same time the geological resources of the area remain protected.Kolovrat points out. Other sights include the Opačac spring, the Vrljika river, Ričice lakes, Galipovac, Knezovića and Mamića lakes, Prološko blato, Lokvičićka lakes, Dva oka and numerous other localities that were created during a long geological period by tireless work of water. The ichthyofauna of the Imotski region is significant for several protected endemic species, and some of them are soft-mouthed trout (Salmothymus obtusirostris), basak (Rutilus basak), Imotski gaovica (Delminichthys adspersus), makal (Squalius microlepis), Illyrian vijun (Cobitis il) dr.last_img read more

Entrepreneur set to bid for M&S City flagship

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MEPC lands BT Workstyle pre-let at aerodrome

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Liverpool’s Alisson shows Chelsea the value of a great goalkeeper

first_img“It’s a clear mistake that’s cost us because at that point we go onto have a penalty which we might score and those fine margins change games at this level.”Kepa has to keep working, he has to have support around him that’s very clear but it was a clear mistake.”The Spaniard was dropped twice by Lampard in favour of 38-year-old Willy Caballero last season and Chelsea’s failure to solve their goalkeeping problem before splashing out to reinforce in other areas of the field, where they are better stocked, has been a puzzling one.Kepa had the lowest save percentage of any goalkeeper to play at least 10 games in the Premier League last season and conceded 10 more goals than he should have, according to Opta’s expected goals metric.Karius cut after KievLiverpool can now boast one of the best goalkeepers in the world as Alisson showed by saving Jorginho’s penalty on Sunday having had barely anything to do for the first 75 minutes.However, it was not so long ago that Klopp found himself in a similar situation to Lampard.After reaching the Champions League final and finishing fourth in the Premier League in 2017/18, Klopp’s side were clearly on the rise.But two catastrophic errors from Loris Karius in the 3-1 final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev convinced the German and the Liverpool hierarchy they needed a top goalkeeper to win major trophies again.Six weeks later, Alisson arrived at Anfield and has played in major part in winning the Champions League and Premier League over the past two seasons.”Even at 2-0, we could have scored more but we didn’t and the game is open,” said Klopp. “We produce the penalty, I’m not sure I would have given it, then Ali had to make the save.”This is a proper team performance, everybody had to work hard.”Chelsea have spent big and looked to the future in the signings of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell.But without a world-class keeper behind them, they still do not have the foundations of a title contender.Topics : The gulf that still exists between Liverpool and Chelsea was on show on Sunday as the Premier League champions secured a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in a match defined by the differing fortunes of the world’s two most expensive goalkeepers.Alisson Becker’s record 67 million pound (US$87 million) move from Roma to Liverpool in 2018 lasted just three weeks before Chelsea paid 72 million pound to buy Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.Just over two years on there is no doubt who got value for money with Chelsea prepared to spend again to solve their ‘keeper crisis with the imminent arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes. Kepa’s latest calamity saw him gift possession to Sadio Mane for the Senegalese’s second goal after heading Liverpool into the lead early in the second-half.Chelsea’s decision to spend 200 million pound in recent months before addressing their goalkeeper situation raised questions before the season started as to their title credentials.Just two games in, doubts over Kepa’s ability to start for a title contender have proven well founded as he also let Leandro Trossard’s long-range striker under his arm in Monday’s 3-1 win at Brighton.”He’s our player and it’s clear there are two games where we feel [he made mistakes],” said Lampard. “Brighton was a mistake as well. He’s reflected on that.last_img read more

Barcelona plan to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Jan 2020 3:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly keen to leave Arsenal this summer (Reuters)But instead of paying a fee to keep Aubameyang, Barcelona’s plan is to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt’s claimed that Barcelona’s offer ‘will likely be greeted with an angry response’ by Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gunners are still hoping to convince Aubameyang to sign a new contract.The 30-year-old will have just one year remaining on his current deal with Arsenal at the end of the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Barcelona are planning an audacious move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)Barcelona will attempt to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenal before the end of the January transfer window, according to reports.The Spanish champions are in the market for a new striker following Luis Suarez’s knee injury, which will keep him sidelined for around four months.Aubameyang has already been linked with a move to Spain, while reports have claimed that the striker has asked Mikel Arteta to leave the Gunners.According to Goal, Barcelona have made the signing of Aubameyang this priority before the month is over.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Barca are hoping to convince the Gunners’ hierarchy to accept a loan deal which will run until the end of the season. Barcelona plan to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Sweden urged to equalise protection offered to pension savers

first_imgIt concluded: “The [IMF] mission recommends that the authorities resolve as soon as possible the uncertainties over the approach to regulation to be taken following the end of the transitional period in 2019, and that whatever regime they choose for after 2019, they ensure the same level of protection to occupational pensions as to life insurance.”The recommendations evoke previous and persistent calls from the European insurance industry that pension providers be put on the same footing as them by introducing capital requirements in the most recent revision of the IORP Directive.Swedish occupational pension providers have previously asked their government to continue its Solvency II exemption beyond 2019 by designing a bespoke framework for the sector.Earlier this year, the country’s four largest pension providers said the tailor-made approach could potentially formalise the traffic-light system employed by Sweden’s regulator, Finansinspektionen, which includes stress testing for equity, credit, interest rate, real estate and currency risks.At the time, Daniel Burr, Solvency II lead at signatory Folksam, said the proposals to the government were meant to signal the industry’s willingness to accept risk-based capital requirements, while simplifying the model used under Solvency II.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to IMF’s Financial System Stability Assessment Sweden must change its approach to pension regulation and place insurers offering occupational pensions on equal footing with traditional life insurers, the IMF has urged.The current two-track approach – whereby the life insurance sector was regulated according to Solvency II, but occupational pension provision was exempt from the European Directive – needs to be resolved, the organisation said.The recommendations were contained within the IMF’s latest Financial System Stability Assessment for Sweden, which noted that the transposition of Solvency II had led to higher overall standards of regulation but was not being fully applied.“Solvency II has brought improvements in regulatory reporting and group supervision, as well as higher overall solvency coverage,” the organisation said, while noting the requirements only fully applied to around 44% of the insurance market, which manages assets in excess of the country’s GDP.last_img read more

Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers Make Historic Test Debut in Dominica

first_imgNewsSports Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers Make Historic Test Debut in Dominica by: – July 8, 2011 112 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers. As the Dominicans jubilantly celebrated their first test match in the history of cricket at Windsor Park, Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers too were thrilled to be an integral part of the momentous occasion. Over 60 Kiddy Cricketers from 6 primary schools burst into action on the outfield on the 2nd day of West Indies and India 3rd test match. A new set will be featured on Friday the 3rd day of the Digicel Test match. The students are sharing the stage with some of their favourite West Indian Test players to display their effervescent batting, bowling, catching and fielding skills during the lunch break.The students who took centre stage were from Massacre, Goodwill, New Town, St Mary’s, Roseau and Trafalgar primary schools in the south as well as Woodford Hill, WS Stephens, Roosevelt Douglas, St Johns and Wesley primary schools in the north. Commenting on this year’s Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Activation, Kiddy Cricket Coordinator – Dominca, Mr. Mervin Thomas Service said: “It is a great privilege to be working on this youth development programme across Dominica at the primary school level. The students have shown potential through the Kiddy Cricket Festivals in June. We saw some potential high quality all rounders and we are working to keep them interested and excited in cricket. Our aim to keep motivating and training the students, so they can move unto the next level in youth cricket locally.”Esther Scotland, Head of Scotiabank Dominica said that she was very pleased with the progress of the programme in Dominica. ”Scotiabank is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the WICB’s Kiddy Cricket Programme and also the Official Bank of West Indies Cricket. We have seen outstanding talent in both the boys and girls registered in the programme and firmly believe our investment is a worthwhile one. We encourage the students through our volunteer coaches to work really hard and stay committed to their goals of rising to the top of this great game which we love so much across the Caribbean.”“The fact that the programme also seeks to develop their academic proficiency though cricket base learning aids and resources is also a fun and very meaningful way to keep them engaged. We are proud to be a part of the programme and support Kiddy Cricket as we head into the future.”In January 2011, the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme was re-launched in Dominica and has since provided the 30 schools enrolled with new Kiddy Cricket equipment, new uniforms as well as an increased number of Level 1 coaches to assist the Physical Education teachers in training the students. The students from Dominica have also been able to participate in inter-school Kiddy Cricket Festivals to hone their skills. A WICB Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Camp is scheduled to be held in Dominica later in the year.Press Releasecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

India Turner

first_imgIndia Castner Turner, 73, of Versailles passed away at 4am Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born on January 12, 1943 in Batesville the daughter of William and Nancy Davison Castner. She was married to Donald Turner on May 6, 1967 and he preceded her in death on November 4, 2010. Survivors include two daughters Kim (Tom) Sparks of Versailles and Nancy (Chris) Solomon of Tybee Island, Georgia; daughter-in-law Holly Turner of Osgood; two grandsons Jack and Jesse Turner; one sister Sharon (David) Meisberger of New Marion. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her son Joseph Turner who died December 7, 2014. Mrs. Turner was a 1961 graduate of Holton High School and she received her Bachelor’s degree in education from Moorhead State in 1965. She had taught English at Milan High School and retired from the Division of Family Services Versailles office. She was a Foster parent Trainer and also served on the Prevent Child Abuse Council. Her hobbies included gardening, painting, crafts, fishing, and especially enjoying her family and her grandsons. She loved traveling and also the companionship of her dog Millie. India was a member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church. India’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service to honor her will be held at 7pm, Thursday, October 13th at the Tanglewood Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 5pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Tanglewood Cemetery or the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.last_img read more

ICC World Cup South Africa pacer Rabada deals with stiff back ahead of World Cup

first_imghighlights South Africa will miss the services of AB de Villiers. Dale Steyn has suffered a shoulder injury and doubtful for World Cup. Faf du Plessis will lead the side in the World Cup for the first time.  New Delhi : Premier South Africa spearhead Kagiso Rabada’s stiff back is a concern for Delhi Captials towards the business end of the IPL but his national team would be more concerned with the World Cup just few days away. Delhi Capitals badly missed Rabada’s services in the game against CSK in Chennai on  Wednesday, when they were handed a massive 80-run loss.It was the first time this season Rabada missed a game.Though captain Shreyas Iyer insisted that the management took a precautionary measure by resting Rabada, South Africa would be worried since their veteran pacer Dale Steyn is also injured, playing just two IPL games this season. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Delhi and CSK are two teams which have qualified for the play-offs.”Yes we know what abilities he has. He’s an amazing bowler especially in the slog overs. For sure we missed him but he had a stiff back, it’s good he got to take rest,” said Iyer after the defeat against CSK.Being a World Cup year, physios of all national teams are monitoring their respective players’ workload in the IPL and are in constant touch with their counterparts across the eight franchisees.Rabada has had back issues in the past and last year was out for three months with a lower-back injury and also missed the IPL. He is IPL’s leading wicket-taker at the moment, having taken 25 wickets in 12 games at an average of 14.72.(With Inputs: PTI)last_img read more

Harman bounces back from doubles loss, leads SU tennis to win over Bucknell

first_img Published on March 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm Emily Harman already had one loss on her résumé on the day. As a member of a doubles team with Chelsea Jones, Harman and her partner fell in a close match to Bucknell Sunday afternoon at Drumlins Tennis Center. As the No. 2 singles player for the Orange, though, Harman couldn’t let it bog her down.    ‘I just needed to forget about it and move on to the next thing,’ Harman said. ‘Obviously, it was disappointing, but it was also a motivator to come out and get a redemption match against one of the girls that I played.’    She didn’t let this one get away.    Harman won her tightly contested match (6-3, 6-4), one of the five singles wins for SU in a 6-1 victory over the Bison. She bounced back from a tough tiebreaker loss in the No. 1 doubles match.    ‘She’s a very hard-nosed player when we’re on the court, and I think she reacted pretty well,’ said Jones, who did not play in the singles round. ‘She didn’t carry that loss into her singles match and she didn’t let it affect her. She has so much confidence that a few balls here and there won’t get her down.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the outcome of the overall match still in doubt at the time, Harman took the court just 10 minutes after the tough loss. Harman and her opponent held serve for most of the first set, and she led 4-3 with a chance to win a big break point. Although she tended to rely on her powerful stroke to win points in the doubles match, Harman laid down a perfectly placed drop shot to win the game. She held serve again in the next game to win the first set.While the Orange would secure the team victory early in Harman’s second set, she refused to let up. She said she did not let her teammates’ matches affect her play.‘Our coaches definitely train us to take one point at a time and never play any match different,’ Harman said. ‘We know that (every match) is always going to be important.’ Despite her resolve to play her own game, Harman was broken for the first time early in the second set and trailed 2-0. She came back furiously, breaking twice and holding her dominating serve for the rest of the match. Her onslaught of powerful slams caused her opponent to throw up her hands in frustration after the latest one flew by her.Head coach Luke Jensen loves Harman’s intensity and said that was a reason why he had confidence in her after the crushing doubles loss. ‘She intimidates because she brings such an aggressive game plan to the court every single time,’ Jensen said. ‘If she executes her game, she’s going to win, and it’s as cut and dry as that.’Harman’s bounce-back singles win was another step in the development of her game. She has what she calls ‘a huge weapon’ in her serve, which she said tops out at 112 miles per hour, but she wants to become a more complete player.‘How I won today was my big serve and volleys, but tomorrow it might be something else,’ Harman said. ‘What I like about who I’m turning into is that I can adjust myself and still get the win.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more