Visitors to the Krka National Park will receive a discount for visiting the Fortress of St. Nicholas

first_imgAll visitors who at the point of sale Info center of the Fortress of St. Nikola will show a ticket for the National Park “Krka”, not older than seven days, will get a 10% discount on the basic price of an individual ticket to visit the Fortress of St. Nicholas. In this way, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful Croatian national parks and a UNESCO heritage monument and stay longer in our area. The director of the Nature Institute of Šibenik-Knin County, Anita Babačić Ajduk, pointed out that this is a significant step forward in the cooperation between the two institutions.: “So far, we have successfully collaborated on research projects, and now the collaboration is expanding to promotion and visits. Our two institutions are closely connected and the territory they cover. JU Priroda manages the area of ​​the source and mouth of the river Krka, north and south of the National Park. These include the river Krčić, the source of the Krka, the river flow around Knin and the entire course and mouth from Skradin to the Channel of St. Ante and the Fortress of St. Nicholas. The flora and fauna know no administrative boundaries and our cooperation is necessary in every segment. Visitors do not know the administrative borders either, so such joint actions are very useful. This increases the visibility of the site, but also ensures a controlled, sustainable visiting system. ” This is the result of cooperation between the Public Institution Nature of Šibenik-Knin County and the Public Institution “Krka National Park”.center_img Photo: NP Krka  “Krka National Park and JU Priroda are two related institutions whose main tasks are the preservation, protection, interpretation and sustainable use of protected natural and cultural heritage. By promoting UNESCO monuments in the area of ​​the National Park, we connect two neighboring protected areas and some of the most important natural and cultural values ​​of our region. With this cooperation, we present ourselves as a whole, natural and cultural-historical, but also social and economic, which is especially important for us for this visitor season. “, said the director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park” Nella Slavica and emphasized that this cooperation is part of the continuous activities of the National Park “Krka” on the development of the entire area and encouraging economic activities of many entities living and working on the banks of the Krka. last_img read more

Jamaica opens South American market

first_img Share 18 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Jamaica opens South American market by: – June 2, 2011 Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Minister of Tourism Mr. Edmond Barret (second right)Jamaica has secured some 10,000 new airline seats out of the burgeoning South America travel market, improving the prospects for growing tourist arrivals to the island.Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett announced yesterday that the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has forged arrangements with key South American tour operators and airlines to bring tourists to the island over the next six months.  “We were able to structure an arrangement which will be finalized to enable flights to begin from Brazil to Jamaica somewhere between November and December of this year. The critical importance of that arrangement was the partnership that we were able to forge with one of the largest tour operators in the Americas, CVC,” Minister Bartlett announced.In addition to Brazil, an arrangement has been forged with Principales Air Lines (PAL) to operate direct flights out of Chile into Montego Bay and PRL Colombia SAS which will operate chartered flights out of Bogota and Medellin in Colombia directly into Montego Bay.    “We are excited about that and the key value of the South American market, for us, is that their winter is our summer and so during our shoulder months like September, October, November we can be assured of good traffic coming in during that time,” the Tourism Minister said as he explained the rationale of tapping the South American market.In highlighting the significance of the South American market to boosting Jamaica’s tourism, Director of Tourism and Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board John Lynch pointed out that Brazil’s large population and vibrant economy alone holds much potential for attracting potential travellers. Additionally, he said, the continent’s close proximity and established air links to parts of Africa also provides for opportunities to bringing visitors from other areas to Jamaica.  The Minister emphasized that this marketing thrust to capture tourists out of South America forms part of a strategic move to tap new emerging markets in an effort to boost tourist arrivals. He said the next stop would be Russia.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Onazi Applauds NFF over Argentina Friendly Â

first_imgVice-captain of the Super Eagles, Eddie Ogenyi Onazi, has praised the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for organising a Grade ‘A’ friendly for the team against the Argentine national team.Onazi, who spoke from his base in Turkey at the weekend shortly after his team’s 1-0 away loss to Yeni , a game which he featured for an hour before been replaced, said these kind of top-notch friendlies will go a long way to help the team build well ahead of the World Cup in Russia next year.“I really want to thank the NFF for this first-class friendly they have organised; this is to show that we are really getting set for the World Cup as playing this kind of friendly will keep us in shape and make us understand the kind of opponents we might be meeting at the World Cup.“Argentina is one of the powerhouses of world football because they possess arguably the best players on the planet currently. Even though they struggled to qualify for the World Cup, they will always be a top side any day, any time,”Onazi said exclusively to AOIFootball.comThe 2013 AFCON winner also added that he and his teammates must approach the game with all seriousness and commitment, regardless of it just being a friendly.“Well, we will take all our games serious and it does not matter if it is a friendly or not; we need to approach the game as if we have already started the World Cup because the earlier we begin to know our likely big opponents, the better we will be on the field of play,” Onazi added.  When quizzed about the possibility of facing Lionel Messi, who is arguable the best player in the world, the former SC Lazio midfielder said it’s always an honour to face him, because playing with or against the best of player makes one to improve every time.“It will be a privilege to play against him again. Every time we meet him, we learn, so I can’t wait to face him again as one of the best in the world,” Onazi concluded.The Super Eagles will square up against the Albiceleste of Argentina at the Krasnodar Arena in Russia, four days after their final Group B World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Blida. While Argentina qualified for Russia on the final day of the South American qualification campaign, the Super Eagles have reached Russia with a match to spare.Nigeria played Argentina in four of her previous five FIFA World Cup appearances, starting with a 1-2 defeat in Boston, USA in the African team’s debut in 1994.Argentina won another group phase clash 1-0 in Ibaraki, Japan in 2002, won a similar encounter by the same margin in Johannesburg, South Africa eight years later and then edged the Eagles 3-2 in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2014.Other famous encounters between both nations include two final matches of the Olympic Men’s Football Tournament – Nigeria edging the South America nation in 1996 in America and the Argies winning by the odd goal in China 12 years later. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

George Springer ends slump emphatically, as Astros’ late power leads to key victory

first_img WATCH: Corey Seager puts Dodgers ahead with 2-run HR Afterward, the Astros leadoff hitter sat in the same press conference room where Hinch had spoken before the game, and said the vote of confidence meant everything to him. Dodgers vs. Astros is a World Series for baseball’s Information Age Dodgers’ Joc Pederson breaks out of long drought with Game 2 home run Adrian Gonzalez rejoins Dodgers after return from Italy Photos: Los Angeles Dodgers split, lose to Houston Astros in Game 2 of the 2017 World Series Whicker: Astros’ late win gives this World Series some fire Astros outlast Dodgers in drama-filled Game 2 to even World Series LOS ANGELES — Long before the Houston Astros took the field for Game 2 of the World Series, A.J. Hinch was speaking to the media, but he may as well have been talking directly to George Springer.The Astros manager was asked about the slumping Springer, who had struck out four times the night before, and he said he didn’t even think he was slumping.“I think his swing is great,” Hinch said.Hours later, Springer would reward his manager for his confidence, hitting the eventual game-winning homer, one of four homers the Astros hit against the Dodgers’ seemingly impenetrable bullpen in a series-saving 7-6, 11-inning victory. After Chris Devenski recorded the final out, the Astros returned to a happy clubhouse on their way to a happy flight home to Houston, where they have not lost in six games this postseason.“When that last out is made, you finally breathe,” Springer said. “That’s an emotional high to low to high again. But that’s why we play the game. And that’s the craziest game that I’ve ever played in, and it’s only Game 2.”ROAD STRUGGLESThe Astros lost five of their first six road games this postseason, before Wednesday night, which is difficult to explain for a team that won 101 games during the regular season. The Astros even scored more runs on the road than at home during the regular season.Before Game 2, Hinch was asked whether his young team might be shrinking under the glare of ballparks like Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium and Dodger Stadium.Hinch said it’s the pitchers, not the ballparks.“There are some names like (Chris) Sale and (CC) Sabathia was really good against us,” he said. “It’s convenient because of the short, small-sample size. We’re not spooked by it. The youngest guy on our team is (Alex) Bregman, and he’s having a good stretch.”Hinch said that a night after Bregman, 23, created their only run with a homer. In Game 2, he had a single and a double in his first two trips. The Astros, however, boasted the top scoring offense in the majors during the regular season. They didn’t expect to be held down indefinitely.“We’re not really in awe of anybody,” Maybin said. “We like what we have.”Added Hinch: “We didn’t come to L.A. thinking we couldn’t beat them. We obviously proved we can put some good at-bats together against good pitching.”The Astros broke the Dodgers’ scoreless streak with Carlos Correa’s RBI single against Kenley Jansen in the eighth. They still trailed 3-2, though, when Marwin Gonzalez led off the ninth with a homer that truly changed the series. “For him to have my back and say that, ‘You’re still going to hit first and you’re still going to set the tone for us,’ it slowed me down,” Springer said. “I was doing things I don’t normally do. For him to have my back means the world to me.”Springer started the game with a walk, added a single in the third, a double in the ninth and the game’s decisive blow in the 11th, a two-run homer against Brandon McCarthy.“We like him up there in every situation,” said Cameron Maybin, who singled and stole second ahead of Springer’s homer. “He’s nothing short of amazing. Just another amazing moment from that guy.”Video: Analysis & interviews from wild Game 2It was one of several amazing moments for an Astros team that, for seven innings, had been held to one run. They couldn’t get anything going against the Dodgers, and as the game dragged into the late innings, their season seemed to be hanging in the balance.Not only did the Astros trail 3-1, facing a 2-0 deficit in the series if they didn’t rally for a win, but they were facing a Dodgers bullpen that had not allowed a run in 28 innings, a postseason record.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Miller: Dodgers and Astros go back and forth to give us a series “That woke us up for sure,” Correa said.Maybin added: “When he came through with that one, that really sparked our dugout. You could feel the energy.”The Astros added two more homers in the 10th, by Jose Altuve and Correa, only to see the Dodgers tie the game in the bottom of the inning. In the 11th, Springer hit a two-run homer that provided a lead they were able to hold. Watch Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe score the tying run in the 10th inning The 5 thrilling extra-inning at-bats that helped the Dodgers extend Game 2 last_img read more