Public call for grants to TOP events in 2020 announced.

first_imgFind out more about the public call in the attachment. “We announced a public call for support for TOP events in 2020 already in December this year, with the aim of leaving all interested parties enough time for quality project preparation and application. I am sure that this time we will receive a large number of applications, which will be an additional confirmation of the continuous development and improvement of the overall Croatian tourist offer with an emphasis on events as one of the main motives for coming to the destination.” stated the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that investments in facilities and infrastructure are a basic precondition for positioning Croatia as an attractive year-round destination. Legal and natural persons, ie companies, crafts, cooperatives, public institutions, cultural institutions, artistic organizations, local and regional self-government units and tourist boards may apply for the public invitation. The approved funds are intended for the costs of organizing events, such as rental of equipment, space and means of transport, procurement of materials, accommodation costs, contractor fees, promotional and other organizational activities.  Grants are approved for the organization and realization of cultural, entertainment, eno-gastronomic, historical and traditional events that have been held at least twice in the last five years and have a strong promotional effect in the country and abroad. Also, the Tourist Board of the CNTB may exceptionally decide to support the event that is being held for the first time, and it is expected that it will greatly enrich the tourist offer of the destination. According to the CNTB, all nominated events will be evaluated through criteria such as importance for creating the motive for the arrival of guests, importance for the development of destination tourist offer and promotion of Croatia abroad, the nature of the event, content and quality, period and media advertising plan. . The Croatian National Tourist Board has announced a public call for support for TOP events, through which grants will be awarded in 2020 to TOP events in Croatia, which are the main motive for tourists to come to the destination.  The call was issued with the aim of promoting Croatia as a tourist destination, strengthening the strength of the brand and creating a recognizable image of Croatian tourism, as well as product improvement and content development that extend the tourist season and increase traffic, especially in the pre- and postseason. Attachment: PUBLIC INVITATION to support TOP events in 2020last_img read more

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka transfer stance revealed after shock admission

first_imgGranit Xhaka starred in Arsenal’s recent 2-0 win over Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Emery is likely to be afforded a transfer budget of around £50m to work with in the summer, but that could be boosted by player sales and Champions League qualification, should he achieve it.The former PSG boss is said to have already decided he intends to send Denis Suarez back to Barcelona instead of making his loan move from Barcelona a permanent one at the cost of £18m and will reignite his interest in France Under-21 international Christopher Nkunku.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Granit Xhaka has hinted he is considering his Arsenal future (Picture: Getty)Arsenal fans have been rocked by Granit Xhaka’s shock admission that he is considering a future transfer away from the club.The Switzerland international has cemented a place at the heart of Unai Emery’s midfield this season, despite the summer arrivals of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira.Xhaka has been entrusted with the captain’s armband on several occasions and put in one of his most accomplished performances in an Arsenal shirt during the recent win over Manchester United which moved the Gunners to within one point of third placed Tottenham in the Premier League table.Despite his status as one of Emery’s most trusted foot soldiers, Xhaka revealed on Friday that he has ambitions to play elsewhere before the end of his career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City‘I’m very ambitious, I want to take the next step, Arsenal does not have to be the last stop,’ he told Tagblatt.According to Football.London, however, Arsenal have no intention of selling the 26-year-old, who signed a new long-term contract last summer, committing his future to the Gunners until 2023.Arsenal would only entertain an offer well in advance of the £33.8million they paid Borussia Monchengladbach for his services in the summer of 2016. Comment Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka transfer stance revealed after shock admission Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 23 Mar 2019 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link142Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

2021 AFCON qualifiers: FIFA postpones Nigeria, Benin June tie

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola World football governing body, FIFA, has postponed the Super Eagles 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Squirrels of Republic of Benin, originally scheduled to be played in June. The decision was part the recommendations of FIFA-Confederations working group, after their meeting, which was organised via conference call on Friday. The FIFA-Confederations working group recommended that all international matches slated for June be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced most football leagues and other sporting activities around the world to be suspended. “The Fifa-Confederations working group has unanimously approved a series of recommendations following its first meeting, which was organised via conference call today,” FIFA said in a statement on Friday. Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics by a year, the FIFA working group also proposed keeping the age eligibility rule of players born on or after January 1, 1997, and three additional players. It was also decided to hold discussions with confederations to draw up a revised schedule for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which have been shelved. “The FIFA-Confederations working group will continue to hold discussions on a regular basis as the situation evolves,” added the statement. Last month, the Confederation of Africa Football postponed the AFCON qualifiers between Nigeria and Sierra Leone because of fears of the spread of the deadly crisis. After two games in AFCON qualifying series, the Super Eagles top Group L with six points following back-to-back victories over the Squirrels of Benin Republic and the Crocodiles of Lesotho.Tags: 2021 Africa CUp of NationsAFCONCoronavirusCOVID-19FIFAFOOTBALLNigeriaQualifierRepublic of Beninlast_img read more

Make sure your family is prepared for severe weather this season

first_imgMASON CITY — With this being Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state of Iowa, it’s a time that families should sit down and think about the things they should be doing if severe weather goes through the area.Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve O’Neil says people need to have an awareness to what is a safe location no matter where they are at.   “You want to make sure your family knows what those locations are. At home, where’s the best place they should go. At school, at work, or if they are out in a vehicle, identifying what is a safe location. In a vehicle, there’s a lot of misnomers of where you should go, such as an underpass. That’s actually one of the worst places to be during a wind storm or a tornado. Low areas like that could flood easily.”O’Neil says if a tornado warning is issued, take shelter in the basement of your home immediately and don’t try to look for the tornado. “The best for everyone is if you have a basement, go to the basement. There’s no particular corner or anything, basically away from the walls, under something sturdy, or if underneath your stairwell is clear. Get to a good secure place in the middle.”O’Neil says if you don’t have a basement, get to the lowest level that you have.  “And put as many walls as you can between you and the outside. If you have an interior bathroom, that’s a great place to go. Inside the tub offers extra protection. If you have a closet that’s internal, that’s another good place. Just even a hallway that you can shut the bedroom doors and other doors and stay in the hallway more toward the center of the house, that’s where you want to be.”If a storm causes major damage to an area, things like phone service may be interrupted for long periods of time. O’Neil says you should figure out a plan that allows all family members to keep in touch to make sure they are safe after a disastrous storm.  He recommends they find a friend or family member that does not live in the area, that way each member can call in and you can do a follow-up later. “If you pick someone in the same community, the chances are they are affected too and you may not have that communication.”Today’s Severe Weather Awareness Week topic is “family preparedness”. For more about this topic and the others being covered this week, click here.last_img read more