Quality, diverse and authentic content is key in tourism. As the only solution to the extension of the tourist season, as well as the motives of coming to a tourist destination and a direct tool for meeting the level of tourist satisfaction. Exactly one such new excellent tourist product and quality content is available today in Moslavina, ie Sisak-Moslavina County. Namely, it is about eBIKE-pdl project, guided bicycle tours on electric bicycles, which aims to develop continental cycling tourism and the promotion of the Moslavina region as an unfairly bypassing the destination near Zagreb.“Through the development of guided bicycle tours and as a member of OPG Kašner with the Kašner Winery from Kutina, the desire is to encourage guests, not necessarily concerned cyclists to experience Moslavina at a slightly slower pace by pedaling electric bikes, just to get to know the area and our eno and gastro offers. ” Matija Kašner from eBike PDL points out and adds that everyone’s mouths are full of cycling tourism as a prosperous branch that is flourishing at sea, and its goal is to prove that by persistent work cycling tourism can develop on the continent.Cycling and cycling tourism screams from the numerous strategies of local governments, but except for a few bike paths, everything always remains at the initiative of individuals how to complete the offer of the destination. It is this new entrepreneurial venture as well as excellent quality content that must be the focus of the entire destination. “Electric bicycles are also suitable for guests of poorer condition due to the constant support of the electric motor on the bicycle, and for that very reason they enable the inspection of sites and those with unenviable physical fitness. However, keen cyclists are always welcome in Moslavina, because after the steep climbs on Moslavačka gora, there is a rewarding descent to the plains of Lonjsko polje and enjoying the untouched landscapes and the richness of flora and fauna. says Kashner.Through guided bicycle tours, Kašner and his team of certified bike guides will take tourists through the heart of Moslavina, to the top of Moslavačka gora and show them Lonjsko polje as an undiscovered pearl of continental Croatia. Marked bike paths also run through the Moslavina wine roads where many valuable people and households can visit and taste, through tasting, indigenous dishes and delicacies. “The guided tour program for the 2018/2019 season will be updated weekly, and we want to cooperate with agencies and hotel groups from Zagreb and the rest of continental Croatia who would like to offer one-day / weekend trips for their guests.” concludes Kashner.By the way, Sisak-Moslavina County has over 440 km of cycling routes in the entire county, and cycling routes through the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park are a special challenge and attraction.That’s it, an excellent and high-quality rounded tourist product.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionClean Lady Liberty and bring her homeReturning Lady Liberty to her former home in Gateway Park will not detract from the new sculptures there. Her old spot is still vacant, waiting for her to return to her place of honor.It is a disgrace to Schenectady for an iconic national symbol to be wedged into a tiny, dangerous corner. Furthermore, was she as dirty as she is now when Mayor Gary McCarthy had her put there?Give her a good cleaning and bring her home.Joyce M. CockerhamSchenectady Trump impeachment articles underplayedWe are in the middle of the impeachment of the president of the United States of America.By any account, it is a proceeding with implications not only for every New Yorker, but every American, the very existence of our country and consequences for the entire world. It is an event that has only occurred three times before in the history of our country.Yet, on Jan. 23, this momentous proceeding was relegated to a story in the lower right-hand corner of your front page. More important apparently, were stories about a school budget gap and state prosecutors struggling under a new law.Not to diminish either story, but they pale in comparison to the crisis our country is facing.On Jan. 24, the impeachment coverage not only did not make the headline but was buried in a 4×5 small article on page 4. What in the world are you thinking?The only thing I can surmise is that you hope that few people read about this historic event that will change the course of history. Do better.Linda McDermottClifton ParkGive judges power to assess risk on bailRegarding the new bail law, how many Capital Region cases have there been that have raised the sky-is-falling reaction of sheriffs and Republican legislators?A couple? Five, six? It doesn’t seem more than that.On the other hand, how many people are free to continue working, supporting families or otherwise going about their lives as they await court cases?I’m not sure what the number is, but it is enough that a local bail bondsman has said he’s losing 80-90% of his business getting people out of jail who can’t afford the bail.There is no need to repeal the law as Sen. Jim Tedisco has called for. It just needs to be changed to allow judges to decide in a case where there is a clear risk or the need for a cooling-off period, as Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo suggested.Jim MurphyScotiaEnjoyed reading the historic informationI miss the 125 Years of news. I looked forward each day to reading the tidbits of news from The Daily Gazette’s history. Thank you for providing an interesting glimpse into our local past.Suzanne KingScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.EDITORIAL: Take a role in police reformsFoss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kids
In East Java, for instance, crowds packed a number of shopping centers in several cities and regencies. In the capital Surabaya — which currently imposes PSBB — Royal Plaza, Pakuwon Trade Center (PTC), Tunjungan Plaza and other malls were all busy on Sunday.East Java COVID-19 task force secretary Heru Tjahjono confirmed the information, saying that his team was required to pay “special attention” to the implementation of the mobility restrictions during this time of the year.“We have received reports that shopping centers are crowded in several areas as Idul Fitri approaches, including in Malang,” Heru told tribunnews.com on Monday, adding that his team would monitor malls in certain areas, specifically in Greater Surabaya.Last week, East Java Deputy Governor Emil Dardak designated Pakuwon Mall and Tunjungan Plaza as two of 52 COVID-19 clusters in the province. The Surabaya COVID-19 task force later disagreed, saying that no transmissions had occurred inside the malls. Read also: COVID-19: Jakarta extends PSBB until June 4 as Jokowi seeks to ease restrictionsIn Jember regency, a large crowd that was seen at Roxy Mall in Kaliwates district on Sunday led to heated conversations on social media later in the evening.Kaliwates Police chief Comr. Edy Sudarto confirmed that the crowding occurred on Sunday, despite the the police having previously invited the management of a number of shopping centers to discuss their anticipation of a buildup ahead of Idul Fitri, which is expected to fall on Saturday and Sunday.“The buildup happened at Roxy because it’s very popular with middle- to lower-income people. Eventually, the officers were overwhelmed,” Edy told kompas.com on Monday, while regretting the public’s attitude of ignoring the police order.Jember Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Aris Supriyono said that he had coordinated with at least 17 shopping center and clothing store managements in Jember to ask them to apply better measures such as dividing visitors into various areas of the malls for body-temperature checks.Jember Police have also asked mall managements to limit visiting times and the number of visitors, and to ensure that all visitors wear face masks and apply proper physical-distancing rules.In Gresik regency, two people tested positive for COVID-19 through a rapid test conducted by the regency’s task force in a Ramayana store on Sunday, after two days of huge crowds and visitors jostling around.Gresik COVID-19 task force secretary Tursilowanto Hariogi said that the two people, one a Ramayana employee and the other a visitor, were immediately ordered to self-quarantine, under monitoring from the health agency.In Tangerang, Banten, a video showing a buildup in the entrance hall of the Ciledug CBD Mall has also gone viral on the internet.Read also: Tanah Abang Market packed with traders ahead of Idul Fitri despite virus fears“It happened on Sunday,” Tangerang Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) official Gufron Falfeli told kompas.com on Tuesday, adding that the mall had been allowed to operate as it included stores that provided basic daily needs.The agency’s head, Agus Hendra, said a further investigation had found that the mall management may have violated operational restrictions by allowing the operation of non-essential businesses, which later were forced to close.Large crowds have also been seen in some markets across Jakarta, as well as in shopping centers in the cities of Tegal and Pekalongan, Central Java, and in Pekanbaru, Riau, in the past few days.People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Deputy Speaker Lestari Moerdijat voiced her concerns, saying that the government should act consistently in implementing social restrictions, especially during Idul Fitri.“There have been alarming scenes before this Idul Fitri. The government has insisted there has not been any policy easing, but crowding has continued to occur. This situation confuses people,” Lestari said in a statement on Tuesday.She stressed that the authorities should be able to immediately restore order when people crowded the roads and markets. In Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta, she pointed out, even though the market was officially closed, traders were still selling on roadsides.“If there has been no policy easing, why are there no sanctions and arrangements according to the health protocols?” asked Lestari, adding that such confusion might eventually lead to skepticism among the community about the government’s policies. (syk)Topics : Entering the last week of Ramadan, shopping centers across the country are packed by shoppers getting ready to welcome the annual celebration of Idul Fitri, with many neglecting health protocols designed to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.A number of photos and videos have made the rounds on social media showing shoppers swarming clothing shops and lining up too closely at entrances, waiting for their body-temperature checks before entering shopping centers.Besides implementing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), some local administrations have issued restrictions on operating hours, with many shopping centers only allowed to open at noon, but not all places have obeyed these policies.
Italian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had evidence that the language exam taken by Barcelona’s Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to obtain Italian citizenship ahead of a possible move to Juventus was rigged.Suarez, whose wife is of Italian descent, passed the exam last Thursday at the University for Foreigners in Perugia.It cleared the way for a fast-track citizenship approval which would mean Juventus could sign him without exceeding its permitted quota of non-EU players, but suspicions were quickly raised in the media that he was given preferential treatment. Suarez, 33, obtained the intermediate B1 qualification required for citizenship in just 15 minutes, his examiner said after the test, and was only required to do the oral part of the exam.Other citizenship applicants taking the B1 exam on the same day in Rome, had to also complete a written paper lasting two-and-a-half hours.Suarez’s mooted transfer to Juve now looks unlikely, as the Serie A champions have moved to sign striker Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid, while the Uruguayan international seems set to take Morata’s place at Atletico.Suarez has had a controversial career including being banned for four months for biting Italy defender Georgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.He also bit an opponent while playing for his former clubs Ajax Amsterdam in 2010 and Liverpool in 2013, which were punished with seven and 10-match bans respectively. Topics : Perugia chief prosecutor Raffaele Cantone said his investigations showed the questions had been agreed with Suarez ahead of the exam and it had already been decided what mark to give him, despite his scarce knowledge of Italian.Police searched the university on Tuesday looking for further evidence, Cantone said in a statement, while Italian newspaper la Repubblica reported that five university employees had been put under investigation, including the rector.Suarez himself is not cited among those under investigation.La Repubblica published alleged conversations tapped by police during their probe, in which a tutor preparing Suarez for the exam told a colleague “he can’t speak a word,” and described him as an absolute beginner in Italian.
Johan Cras – who has had joint responsibility for fiduciary advice since October 2012 – has now taken on Van Nunen’s position.Van Nunen described his successor as “an excellent person in the right spot” and said Syntrus could not find a better suited person for the role.He said he would now relaunch his consultancy, which he quit following his appointment at Syntrus in order to avoid conflicts of interest.However, he added that he would still do the “odd job” at Syntrus. Fiduciary management guru Anton van Nunen has left his job as director of the Strategic Pensions Management (SPM) division at Dutch pensions provider and asset manager Syntrus Achmea.Van Nunen joined Syntrus’s executive board to head SPM, the company’s fiduciary management department, at the beginning of 2011.At Syntrus, Van Nunen – one of the founders of the principle of fiduciary management – was tasked with “positioning the company as a major player”.At the end of 2014, Syntrus changed its holding structure, placing its corporate divisions – Pension Management, Asset Management and Real Estate & Finance – directly under parent company Achmea.
The vast majority of Austria’s 400,000-odd companies are organised into more than 800 collective-bargaining agreements (“Kollektivvertrag”) covering various industries and sectors.Only 69 of those agreements include special arrangements to facilitate the establishment of pension funds, and only a handful include mandatory pension plans.For 2016, preliminary statistics on Austria’s pension funds revealed an increased membership of 900,000 employees (including retirees), a 5.5% year-on-year increase.In total, more than 4m people in Austria are either employees or self-employed, according to official statistics for 2015.Of the 15,000 companies that have already set up an occupational pension fund, only a handful could be considered SMEs.However, Zakostelsky said these smaller companies appeared to be catching up.“Last year, more than 88% of new contracts came from the SME segment,” he said.Over the last three years in particular, since the reform of the law governing occupational pensions (PKG), the FVPK had intensified its information campaign for SMEs.Austrian pension funds returned 4.17% on average last year compared with 2.32% in 2015.The average equity allocation stood at just under 30%, up from 28.2% the year previous.The long-term average performance stands at 5.57% for the last five years and 5.53% for the last 26, since the first pension funds were first set up. The FVPK, Austria’s pension fund association, has called on the government to include “mandatory pension plans” in negotiations on a general collective-bargaining agreement.Earlier this week, federal chancellor Christian Kern, from the Social Democrats (SPÖ), presented plans for a “Generalkollektivvertrag” – a framework for minimum standards in labour and social law for companies.While Kern has yet to win over the SPÖ’s coalition partner, the conservative ÖVP, the FVPK has welcomed his proposal, encouraging him to include mandatory pension plans in his plans.Andreas Zakostelsky, chairman at the FVPK, said: “We would recommend the inclusion of a mandatory element in the ‘Generalkollektivvertrag’ and then allow each industry to set its own individual, more detailed framework.”
RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — Holton Town Marshal Josh Royalty, 30, has resigned from his position after he was investigated for possession of child pornography.Police say Royalty interviewed for another local police department.During the interview, a lie detector test was performed, and police became concerned about the results.The Indiana State Police became involved and executed a search warrant at Royalty’s home.No evidence was found during the search, so no charges will be pursued.
BOONE, Iowa – Saturday night’s champions at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s are again guaranteed to go home with new engines, courtesy of Karl Performance and Karl Chevrolet.After the Sept. 12 race program is complete, the engines that powered Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod champions will be sold at a public auction in the infield at Boone Speedway.Modified, SportMod, or Hobby Stock champions who won titles with crate motors receive a new GM 604 or 602 crate from Karl Chevrolet. Drivers in any division winning with claim motors get engines from Karl Performance.All motors will be built to IMCA specifications and any additional services or parts desired are to be taken care of at the new owner’s expense.The Modified champion, if running a claim motor, gets a KPM CPH383-60D engine valued at $6,999. The Stock Car champion will receive a KPM 360 spec engine valued at $6,040.99. The SportMod and Hobby Stock champions, if running claim motors, both get a KPM CC355-60F engine valued at $4,299.99.The Stock Car, SportMod and Hobby Stock engines are all built with quality EQ cylinder heads.“The engine auction remains one of the staples of this event and the partnership with Karl has ensured that each Saturday night feature winner will receive a new power plant after theirs is sold at the live auction in the infield,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “This year that engine will be custom-built following Super Nationals for each winner to ensure they get what they need, rather than a packaged engine that may not fit their application.”Minus the wrecker fee, engine auction proceeds will be divided among the rest of the qualifiers in each respective event.
(REUTERS)-The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will distribute more than $500 million to national bodies over the next few years, it announced on Thursday.The IOC said the amount was an increase from the $439 million dispersed over the 2013-16 period.The funds, officially known as the Olympic Solidarity 2017-2020 Quadrennial Plan, represent a share of the broadcast revenue from the 2016 Rio Summer Games and 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.“This increase shows that the athletes remain at the heart of all our activity,” said Pere Miró, Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement and Director of Olympic Solidarity.The programme’s aim is to assist National Olympic Committees with athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and to promote Olympic values.Two new programmes have also been proposed — Refugee Athlete Support and Athletes’ Career Transition.
[espncricinfo.com] – West Indies’ bowlers, led by Jason Holder and Ashley Nurse, defended 227 on a deteriorating Harare pitch to register a bonus-point win, their first against Sri Lanka at a neutral venue since 1999. West Indies may not have had as much had it not been for enterprising cameos from Jonathan Carter and debutant Rovman Powell.Holder set the tone with a sensational opening spell of swing bowling in which he picked up two wickets and conceded 12 in five overs. He had Dhananjaya de Silva caught behind off an inside edge and drew Kusal Mendis forward with a full delivery that swung away late and took the outside edge. Nurse took a reverse-cupped catch in front of his face at second slip. In between, Johnson Charles effected an agile run-out of Kusal Perera, hitting the stumps directly from square leg.The pitch seemed to slow down as the afternoon wore on with more than a few balls stopping in the surface. Nurse dismissed Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga with one such delivery. It pitched on leg, drawing Tharanga into a flick, but the ball spun and bounced extravagantly to take the leading edge and lobbed back to the bowler.A few overs later, Nurse beat the defense of Asela Gunaratne and trapped him in front with what looked like an innocuous offbreak. Suddenly, Sri Lanka had slumped to 79 for 6 on a surface that was getting increasingly harder to bat on, making West Indies’ score of 227 seem a lot more.Sachith Pathirana and Shehan Jayasuriya kept Sri Lanka in the hunt with a 60-run seventh-wicket partnership, but too much damage had been done too early. Nurse finished with 3 for 46, while Shannon Gabriel claimed the last two wickets to return 3 for 31.West Indies’ first away ODI win since the 2015 World Cup was achieved after Jason Holder had lost his sixth straight toss and West Indies were put in. For most of their recent ODI series against Pakistan, their focus was on their biggest strength: power-hitting, as opposed to strike-rotation. It seemed like West Indies had intentionally swapped their strategy, with mixed results.West Indies’ major concern would have been negotiating a testing opening spell in gloomy conditions. Their batsmen were adept at doing so, albeit on a morning with less swing available than in the tri-series opener two days ago.Sri Lanka nipped out the openers in that period, including the run-out of Kraigg Brathwaite who plonked his bat on the crease while completing a run. The bat jarred in the turf and bounced up as Nuwan Kulasekara’s direct hit from mid-on found him short.Debutant Shai Hope and Evin Lewis, a T20 specialist, were then forced to stabilise a faltering innings. As the slower bowlers were introduced, the pair looked in so much discomfort in finding gaps that West Indies could only muster 51 runs between overs 11 and 25. The Harare pitch had begun to deteriorate and the Sri Lanka spinners strangled the batsmen. West Indies had cut out expansive shots on their own volition, and Sri Lanka closed the gaps.Carter, an ODI specialist, found his rhythm from the outset, hitting gaps and finding singles by looking for them. He struck 54, and picked off two fours and two sixes in a 62-ball knock filled with intent.Powell displayed his ball-striking ability in his 29-ball 44, an innings that featured two fours and three muscular sixes into the leg side, all a result of a strong bottom hand.Just when West Indies looked set for a score in excess of 250, Sri Lanka’s seamers returned in the end overs to trigger a collapse. West Indies lost their last five wickets for 18 runs.