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DHT: Financing sustainable tourism development – the topic of this year’s Croatian Tourism Forum

first_imgFIRST DHT ON THE CONTINENT: THREE DAYS OF RICH PROGRAM AT THE DAYS OF CROATIAN TOURISM IN SLAVONIA “The sustainability of our tourism, the tourism industry and financial institutions focused on tourism financing are closely interconnected and interdependent. In this context, our intention is to correctly set long-term sustainable goals, the achievement of which will achieve stability and predictability of tourism development.”, Said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović on the occasion of the Croatian Tourist Forum. The forum will bring together the business, institutional and financial sectors to discuss the challenges of sustainable tourism development and the importance of further investment in high-quality tourism infrastructure and offerings. Find out more details about the Croatian Tourism Day program in Slavonia in the attachment. On the third day of the event, as part of the 19th Croatian Tourist Forum organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Having in mind the challenges of sustainable tourism development as well as the importance of further investments in high-quality tourism infrastructure and offer, this year’s panel was dedicated to the financing of the tourism sector called Financing the sustainable development of tourism.  HTF will be held on October 4.10, 12 – 13: 30h, in Tvrđa, in Osijek. RELATED NEWS: The panel will be attended by: Victoria Zinchuk, EBRD Director in Croatia, Anton Kovačev, Head of the EIB Zagreb Office, Boris Bekavac, President of the Economy Committee of the Association of HGK Banks (TBC), Josipa Jutt, President of the HGK Hotel Association, Cluster General Manager, Hilton International, Frano Matošić, State Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Ivo Kunst, Institute of Tourism, Marko Jurčić, Advisor to the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, moderator. Photo: Pixabay.com Representatives of the Croatian tourism sector will gather from October 2nd to 5th in Slavonia for the first continental Days of Croatian Tourism, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board. last_img read more

Lagos Agog for 10th Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Cup

first_imgHigh-octane action is guaranteed when the 10th Korean Ambassador kicks off thursday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.From the registration, eight national athletes that represented Nigeria at the recently concluded 12th African Games will be competing for medals at the two-day tournament.Among the national athletes expected in Lagos are: African Bronze Medallist, Benjamin Okuomose (male heavyweight +87kg), ex-African champion Uzoamaka Otuadinma who came away with a bronze in the female -73kg and commonwealth gold medal Josephine Esuku [female -46kg], who returned a fortnight ago from a Tokyo 2020 test event in Japan. Other national team athletes are defending Korean Ambassador Champion and Most Valuable Player of the last 2018 edition, Ifeoluwa Ajayi, Peter Itiku (male welterweight -80kg), (male featherweight -63kg),Abdulfathi Sanusi [male fly weight -58kg], Arinola Abdullateef (male fin weight -58kg).With the star prize of new flat TV screens to be dished out to the best male and female athlete, as well as gifts of equipment to medallist plus vital national ranking points, the taekwondo stars will have their work cut out against other taekwondo gladiators in the country, keen to impress and rise up the national ranks.National athletes like Ifeoluwa Ajayi, who is the defending Korean Ambassador Champion in the male is -63kg and was the Most Valuable Player of the last 2018 edition, will be hard pressed pressure to retain the MVP award he won last year as he is competing in the higher male -68kg weight category.Registered so far to compete in 16 kyeorugi events and five poomsae events are 170 athletes from 25 teams, including athletes from Nigeria Army, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Civil Defense and Security Corps, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, FCT, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, and TarabaFinal registration numbers will be ascertained when the online portal closes by 6pm GMT on 14th October 2019.International award-winning Kukkiwon Demonstration Team is expected to perform at the closing ceremony on Friday October 18 at the prestigious event.The event is being organized by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation and supported by the Korean Embassy in Lagos.Other partners involved to ensure the success of the event include the Lagos State Taekwondo Association and Blitz Management Consult.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dodgers increase number of quality prospects with trade

first_imgOf course, the same could be said for the three players the Dodgers traded to the Cincinnati Reds – Scott Schebler, Jose Peraza and Brendon Davis – who then traded all-star third baseman Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox to complete the deal.Friedman said the Dodgers discussed acquiring Frazier at one point, too.“Todd’s obviously a really good major league player, a good third baseman,” Friedman said. “We feel like we’ve got a really good third baseman as well and really like Justin Turner. With JT coming off knee surgery, we felt it was in everyone’s best interest for him to be locked in at third. We talked about acquiring Todd and playing (Turner) at different positions. We felt like that could be messy.”Like Peraza, the 24-year-old Johnson is a speedy young second baseman who will compete alongside Chase Utley and Kiké Hernandez in spring training. Unlike Peraza, Johnson bats left-handed. He hit for a .230 average in 36 games with the White Sox this year.Thompson, 25, is the son of former Lakers player and current team broadcaster Mychal Thompson and the brother of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson. An outfielder who plays all three positions, Friedman described Thompson as “a plus athlete with a long frame that we feel has a chance to continue to improve.” The Dodgers’ offseason acquisitions will not end with Wednesday’s trade for three Chicago White Sox prospects: Pitcher Frankie Montas, second baseman Micah Johnson and outfielder Trayce Thompson.The big question is, what’s next?President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said he’s still having discussions with free agents and potential trade partners. Montas, Johnson and Thompson are all 25 or younger and played their first major league games this year, adding to the Dodgers’ stash of prospects who are close to being able to help a contender.The three rookies were “not specifically” acquired with the intention of being flipped to another team, Friedman said, “but I do know some teams that have interest in some of the guys we acquired. These guys are really good, interesting young players.” In 36 games with the White Sox last season, Thompson batted .230.The most intriguing player of the three is Montas, whose fastball touched 100 mph in seven games (two starts) with the White Sox in 2015.The Dodgers will give the 22-year-old right-hander a shot at starting in spring training, though Friedman acknowledged “there’s no question in my mind he could step into a major league bullpen right now.”“Our scouts feel his fastball/slider combo is one of the best in the minor leagues,” Friedman said.Was that a soundbite-sized scouting report, or a signal to the other 29 teams of Montas’ value to the Dodgers?Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has been linked to the Dodgers in trade rumors. The 23-year-old right-hander is one of the few pitchers in baseball who might adequately replace Zack Greinke as a number-two starter behind Clayton Kershaw. But the Marlins are reportedly asking for a mountain of prospects in return for the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year.The asking price can only be lower for the other top-of-the-rotation starters rumored to be available: Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Indians, Sonny Gray of the Oakland A’s, or Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres.Wednesday’s trade made enough sense from the Dodgers’ end that it can be justified on its own merits. It also left Friedman feeling more comfortable about trading one of his own pitching prospects.“All moves are somewhat related and connected,” he said. “From our standpoint, whether we end up trading prospects, then we’ve expanded our talent base to do so.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more